Smith, Richard

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The World Beneath: The Life and Times of Unknown Sea Creatures and Coral Reefs

Smith vividly documents the amazing diversity of marine life associated with coral reefs and eloquently argues for their protection. Recommended for armchair travelers and reef enthusiasts.

Librarians’ Picks | Library by Design, Fall 2016


The Making of a Lady

Based on Frances Hodgson Burnett's 1901 novel The Making of a Marchioness, this program is dark, absorbing, and genuinely scary, even though you know deep down that all will end well. Viewers will want to watch it with the lights on. For most public library collections where British drama is popular.

On His Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller

This insightful work proves that a masterly, monumental biography can still captivate our attention, and thus belongs on the shelves of libraries serving patrons who are interested in American political history. [See Prepub Alert, 6/2/14.]

The Joy of Pain: Schadenfreude and the Dark Side of Human Nature

An engaging but specialized work suited to students and devotees of evidence-based social commentary.

The I Ching

Essential for academic libraries, this also makes a first-rate introduction to Chinese spirituality for nonacademic readers.

Crash Course in Library Services to People with Disabilities

Recommended for all libraries exploring their service to the disabled.

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