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Library Services for Online Patrons: A Manual for Facilitating Access, Learning, and Engagement

A strong addition for any academic libraries starting to offer distance learning support services.

Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its Soul

Point patrons to WNYC's eight-part radio series about gentrification in Brooklyn instead.

City of Dreams: The 400-Year Epic History of Immigrant New York

Essential for civic-minded readers, history buffs, fans of New York, and public and academic libraries.

City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World's Largest Refugee Camp

Essential for humanists, those who are contemplating the struggles of refugees worldwide, and those interested in how humanitarian aid and other international efforts impact those in the midst of crisis. [See Prepub Alert, 7/20/15.]

Dawn of the Neuron: The Early Struggles To Trace the Origin of Nervous Systems

Thoroughly researched, this will appeal to history of science enthusiasts as well as to evolutionary biologists, those interested in coelenterates, and others fascinated by how the scientific process is affected by the scientists involved. Essential for academic collections.

Gowanus: Brooklyn's Curious Canal

Highly recommended for academic and public libraries, fans of New York history, early colonial historians, and those interested in the history of Brooklyn real estate. All will find this account exceptionally well researched.

Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles To Collect Your Data and Control Your World

This timely, significant, and engaging book will appeal to citizens and noncitizens alike, to those who have ever used credit or debit cards to make purchases, who have browsed the Internet, who use email, who make purchases online…the list goes on. An essential book for almost everyone.

Firefight: The Century-Long Battle To Integrate New York's Bravest

Vital and of interest to all Americans, particularly those concerned with firefighters, New York politics, American history, and civil rights. Essential for all collections.

We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program

Vital and of interest to all Americans, from history and space buffs to students, researchers, and casual readers.

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