Monthly Archives: February 2018

EIU’s Geology and Geography to screen docu-series: One Strange Rock


EIU’s Department of Geology and Geography has the honor of pre-screening a new docu-series by National Geographic entitled,
“One Strange Rock.”

“One Strange Rock is a mind bending, thrilling journey that explores the fragility and wonder of planet Earth – one of the most peculiar, unique places in the universe.”

Directed by award winning filmmaker Darren Aronofsky and narrated by actor and musician Will Smith, it features perspectives from 10 astronauts on the wonders of the Earth as seen from space.

The EIU community gets a first look at the film on Thursday, March 8th,  from 12:30 – 2:00 in the Physical Science Building, room 3040. The rest of the country won’t get to see the film until March 26th!

Light refreshments will be provided. 

See the Teaser:

 You can review additional information about our planet from Booth Library’s deep and various collection of print and electronic resources.

Winter Olympics, 2018

The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics are well under way! If you haven’t already browsed the library’s collection of related material including books and online content there’s still time!

As of this writing, the US is 5th in the medal standings, behind some of the powerhouse nations of the Winter Olympics. Stay up to date on the medal count: 2018 Medal Standings.

Did you see the incredible new drone technology used during the Opening Ceremonies? This Opening Ceremony Drone Flight behind the scenes video shows how they did it!

Are you researching the Olympics? In addition to the list of books in this post which are currently on display, Booth has a wealth of online content! Check out the results for an ‘Olympics’ search in electronic encyclopedias via Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL).

Booth’s collection of streaming media from Alexander Street Video has great historic footage of past Olympics. Check out this newsreel clip from the 1952 games!

Kanopy Streaming also allows EIU patrons the opportunity to stream great content online. A search for Olympics provides lots of interesting results:

And of course, Booth has many books about the Olympic games from a wide variety of perspectives.

Books at Booth Library:

  • Activism and the Olympics: Dissent at the Games in Vancouver and London
  • Boykoff, Jules.
  • GV721.5 .B668 2014
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  • Artistry on Ice: Figure Skating Skills and Style
  • Kerrigan, Nancy, 1969-
  • GV850.4 .K47 2003
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  • Athlete First: A History Of the Paralympic Movement
  • Bailey, Steve.
  • GV722.5.P37 B35 2008
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  • Century Of Olympic Posters
  • Timmers, Margaret.
  • GV721.75 .T56 2012x
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  • Chronicle Of the Olympics, 1896-2000.
  • GV721.5 .C474 1998
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  • Complete Book Of Figure Skating
  • Shulman, Carole, 1940-
  • GV850.4 .S49 2002
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  • Curling Handbook for Curlers, Teachers, & Coaches
  • Thiessen, Roy D., 1935-
  • GV845 .T46
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  • Discourses Of Olympism: From the Sorbonne 1894 to London 2012
  • Chatziefstathiou, Dikaia.
  • GV721.5 .C44 2012
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  • Essential Skiing: A Bible for Beginning Skiers
  • Gordon, Herb.
  • GV854 .G68 1996
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  • Figure Skating: A History
  • Hines, James R. (James Robert), 1937-
  • GV850.4 .H56 2006
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  • Gold Medal Ice Hockey for Women and Girls
  • Dunn, Tricia.
  • GV848.6.W65 D86 1999
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  • How to Watch the Olympics: The Essential Guide to the Rules, Statistics, Heroes, and Zeroes Of Every Sport
  • Goldblatt, David, 1965-
  • GV721.5 .G6155 2012x
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  • Inside the Olympic Industry: Power, Politics, and Activism
  • Lenskyj, Helen.
  • GV721.5 .L42 2000
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  • Mastering Snowboarding
  • Teter, Hannah.
  • GV857.S57 T42 2013
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Tattoo Resources supporting Designs of Duty exhibit

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Currently featured in the Marvin Foyer of Booth Library is the Designs of Duty exhibit of military tattoos.

“an exhibit featuring East Central Illinois veterans and their service-related tattoos, Designs of Duty will be on display at Booth Library from Jan. 22 through May 11, 2018.

“Designs of Duty” tells the stories of seven military veterans who served our country over a 45-year period throughout Asia and Europe. Veterans featured in the exhibit are Eric Hiltner and Wilson Reynolds of Charleston, Ken Fernandes of Newman, Random Clavin of Nokomis, Adam Griffy of Olney, Shane Wright of Shelbyville and Lyle Gordon of Towanda.

The exhibit also features several titles from Booth’s collections about military tattoos and body art in general. These titles are on display and available for check out in the Marvin Foyer.

In addition to these books, Booth also has Electronic Encyclopedia entries on the topic, and scholarly articles via JSTOR from many academic disciplines.

  • 100 Years Of Tattoos
  • McComb, David,
  • GT2345 .M4185 2015x
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  • Bodies Of Subversion: A Secret History Of Women and Tattoo
  • Mifflin, Margot, 1960-
  • GT2345 .M54 2013x
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  • Chick Ink: 40 Stories Of Tattoos–and the Women Who Wear Them
  • GT2345 .H84 2007
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  • Inked: Tattoos and Body Art Around the World
  • DeMello, Margo.
  • GT2345 .D46 2014
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  • Long Goodbye: Khe Sanh Revisited
  • Archer, Michael, 1948-
  • DS557.8.K5 A725 2016
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  • Patch Of Ground: Khe Sanh Remembered
  • Archer, Michael, 1948-
  • DS557.8.K5 A73 2004
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  • Pen & Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them
  • Fitzgerald, Isaac.
  • GT2345 .F57 2014
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  • Tattoo Culture: Theory and Contemporary Contexts
  • Barron, Lee, 1970-
  • GT2345 .B43 2017
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  • Tattoo Dictionary: An A-z Guide to Choosing Your Tattoo
  • Aitken-Smith, Trent,
  • GT2345 .A395 2016x
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  • Tattooed Lady: A History
  • Osterud, Amelia Klem.
  • GT2346.U6 O87 2009
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  • Tattoos in American Visual Culture
  • Fenske, Mindy, 1969-
  • GT2345 .F455 2007
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African American Heritage Month in Booth

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February is African American Heritage Month and Booth has many featured books and electronic resources on display and for checkout on the third floor corridor. The EIU office of Minority Affairs has posted many events celebrating African-American Heritage and The EIU Calendar of Events also lists several celebrations in February.

Reference News has recently published a post about a Black history and culture DVD display located on the 4th floor through February.

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African American Heritage Month 2018 Calendar, click to see the full view

Stream 366 films from the Kanopy Black History Month collection! kanopy bhm banner

  • Black Calhouns: From Civil War to Civil Rights with One African American Family
  • Buckley, Gail Lumet, 1937-
  • CT274.C34 B83 2016
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  • Color Stories: Black Women and Colorism in the 21st Century
  • Wilder, JeffriAnne,
  • E185.625 .W5195 2015
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  • Crossing Parish Boundaries: Race, Sports, and Catholic Youth in Chicago, 1914-1954
  • Neary, Timothy B., 1970-
  • F548.9.N4 N43 2016
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  • Defying Jim Crow: African American Community Development and the Struggle for Racial Equality in New Orleans, 1900-1960
  • DeVore, Donald E.
  • F379.N59 N437 2015
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  • Finding Your Roots: The Official Companion to the Pbs Series
  • Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.
  • CS16 .G365 2014
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  • Freedom National: The Destruction Of Slavery in the United States, 1861-1865
  • Oakes, James.
  • E453 .O13 2013
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  • Freedom, Inc. and Black Political Empowerment
  • Kubic, Micah W.,
  • E185.615 .K79 2016x
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  • Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History Of the Underground Railroad
  • Foner, Eric, 1943-
  • E450 .F66 2015
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  • Lines Of Descent: W.e.b. Du Bois and the Emergence Of Identity
  • Appiah, Anthony.
  • LB875.D83 A67 2014
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  • Long Emancipation: The Demise Of Slavery in the United States
  • Berlin, Ira, 1941-
  • E441 .B48 2015
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  • Notes from a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries Of Emilie Frances Davis
  • Whitehead, Karsonya Wise,
  • F158.44 .W55 2014
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  • Redemption Songs: Suing for Freedom Before Dred Scott
  • VanderVelde, Lea,
  • KF4545.S5 V36 2014
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  • Slave’s Cause: A History Of Abolition
  • Sinha, Manisha,
  • E441 .S557 2016
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  • Slavery’s Capitalism: A New History Of American Economic Development
  • E441 .S538 2016x
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  • Soldiers in the Army Of Freedom: The 1st Kansas Colored, the Civil War’s First African American Combat Unit
  • Spurgeon, Ian Michael, 1976-
  • E508.5 1st .S68 2014
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  • Strange Career Of William Ellis: The Texas Slave Who Became a Mexican Millionaire
  • Jacoby, Karl, 1965-
  • E185.97.E46 J33 2016
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  • Troubled Refuge: Struggling for Freedom in the Civil War
  • Manning, Chandra,
  • E453 .M24 2016
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  • Unfreedom: Slavery and Dependence in Eighteenth-century Boston
  • Hardesty, Jared,
  • F73.4 .H37 2016
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Black History Month DVDs and Streaming Media at Booth

AAHM gov site logoA celebration of African American History, covering a range of topics from landmark events to overlooked pioneers of early cinema. These films are available as DVDs and many are also Streaming.


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The Trials of Muhammad Ali

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Quest: An intimate portrait of an African American Family

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Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise, Biography of an Influential Civil Rights Activist and Poet

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I am Not Your Negro: James Baldwin and Race in America

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The Price

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366 streaming videos on African American History and Culture

 38 DVDs in Booth, listed alphabetically by title
  • America Beyond the Color Line
  • E185.86 .A44 2005x .DVD
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  • Black Panthers: Vanguard Of the Revolution
  • E185.615 .B53 2016x .DVD
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  • Black History: A Retrospective
  • E185 .B53 2009x .DVD
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  • Blues Masters: The Essential History Of the Blues
  • M1670 .B674x .DVD
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  • Color Purple = La Couleur Pourpre
  • PN1997 .C725x .DVD
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  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Historical Perspective
  • E185.97.K5 D7 2002x .DVD
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  • History Of Black Achievement in America
  • E185 .H57 2005x .DVD
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  • History Of Black Achievement in America
  • E185 .H57 2005x .DVD
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  • History Of Black Achievement in America
  • E185 .H57 2005x .DVD
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  • History Of Black Achievement in America
  • E185 .H57 2005x .DVD
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  • James Baldwin: The Price Of the Ticket
  • PS3552.A45 Z53x 1990 .DVD
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  • King Go Beyond the Dream to Discover the Man
  • E185.97.K5 K565 2008x .DVD
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  • March: The Story Of the Greatest March in American History
  • E185.61 .M324 2013x .DVD
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  • Marcus Garvey: Look for Me in the Whirlwind
  • E185.97.G3 G3632 2001x .DVD
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  • Martin Luther King: “i Have a Dream.”
  • E185.97.K5 M36x 2005 .DVD
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  • Martin’s Big Words: The Life Of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. –and More Stories from the African-american Tradition
  • E185.96 .M37x 2005 .DVD
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  • Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property
  • F232.S7 N47 2002x .DVD
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  • Pioneers Of African-american Cinema
  • PN1995.9.N4 P56 2016x .DVD
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  • Prejudice: More Than Black & White
  • BF575.P9 P743 2008x .DVD
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  • Race, Power & American Sports
  • GV706.32 .R32 2013x .DVD
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  • Solo/black/woman: Scripts, Interviews, and Essays
  • PS627.M63 S65 2014 .DVD
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  • Spirit Moves: A History Of Black Social Dance on Film, 1900-1986
  • GV1624.7.A34 S65x 2008 .DVD
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  • Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence Of a People
  • TR23 .T495 2014x .DVD
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  • Truth About Slavery in History
  • E441 .T78 2005x .DVD
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  • Two Nations Of Black America
  • E185.8 .T96x 2008 .DVD
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  • When Hell Freezes Over, I’ll Skate
  • PN2270.A35 W44 2003x .DVD
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McNichols-Torroledo photography: Cultural Survival and Land Dispossession

photo of tee-pees and geodesic dome

Bradley Tolppanen, Interim Dean of Library Services, curated the materials listed below in support of a presentation of photography by Alexandra McNichols-Torroledo: “Cultural Survival and Land Dispossession: A Photographic Essay on The Lakota-Dakota and the Embera Peoples of North and South America.” The event is Monday, February 26, at 4:00 pm in Buzzard Hall Auditorium, 1920 9th St.

Resources on Native Americans and Photography from Booth Library are on display and available to borrow on the 3000 level corridor. Come by and take a look at our exhibit.

Alexandra McNichols-Torroledo is a Colombian-American photographer who specializes in issues affecting indigenous people of North and South America.

Doudna logoThe event is sponsored by Sponsored by the Provost’s Office, the EIU Humanities Center, the Departments of Art and Design, History, and  Journalism,  and the Programs in Latin American Studies, and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies.


  • American Indian Ethnic Renewal: Red Power and the Resurgence Of Identity and Culture
  • Nagel, Joane.
  • E98.E85 N34 1997x
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  • Cultural History Of the South American Indians
  • Nordenskiöld, Erland, 1877-1932.
  • F2230.1.S7 N6713 1999
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  • God’s Red Son: The Ghost Dance Religion and the Making Of Modern America
  • Warren, Louis S.,
  • E78.W5 W35 2017
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  • Hands Of the Rain Forest: The Emberá People Of Panama
  • Crandell, Rachel.
  • 972.87 C8503h
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  • In a Barren Land: American Indian Dispossession and Survival
  • Marks, Paula Mitchell, 1951-
  • E98.L3 M375 1998
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  • In the Spirit Of Crazy Horse
  • Matthiessen, Peter.
  • E93 .M46 1983
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  • Like a Hurricane: The Indian Movement from Alcatraz to Wounded Knee
  • Smith, Paul Chaat,
  • E93 .S655 1996
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  • Prehistory Of South America: Ancient Cultural Diversity on the Least Known Continent
  • Moore, Jerry D.
  • F2229 .M66 2014
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  • Real Indians: Identity and the Survival Of Native America
  • Garroutte, Eva Marie, 1962-
  • E98.E85 G37 2003
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  • Siege and Survival: History Of the Menominee Indians, 1634-1856
  • Beck, David, 1956-
  • E99.M44 B43 2002
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  • We Are Still Here: A Photographic History Of the American Indian Movement
  • Bancroft, Dick, 1927-
  • E98.T77 B35 2013
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Visit Kanopy Streaming to see the many films related to this topic available via Booth Libraryscreengrab from kanopy site

Darwin Day 2018

What is Darwin Day?

Charles Darwin in 1881.

Darwin Day is a celebration of Charles Darwin’s birthday with emphasis on his contributions to science. It also recognizes the ongoing work of scientists around the world.

Born on February 12, 1809, Charles Darwin spent his life dedicated to exploration of the world around us. As a biologist, geologist, and naturalist, Darwin’s contributions to the science of evolution were unparalleled.

To learn more about Darwin Day, visit the official website at:

EIU Darwin Day Events

1918 influenza virus

Click to visit an image gallery from PBS American Experience

Join the EIU campus community in a timely examination of the germs and viruses that surround us and the constant battle being waged as we fight to control an evolving enemy. Three campus events will explore influenza and the science of fighting this deadly enemy.

  • Sunday, February 11 at 7:00 PM in Doudna Fine Arts Center Lecture Hall
    Film: “Influenza 1918 / American Experience / PBS.”
  • Monday, February 12 at 7:00 PM in Doudna Fine Arts Center Lecture Hall
    Dr. Christopher Byron Brooke, School of Molecular & Cell Biology, University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana “An Evolutionary View of Influenza Virus Infection and Control.”
  • Tuesday, February 13 at 7:00 PM in Doudna Fine Arts Center Lecture Hall
    Dr. Michael Osterholm, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, University of Minnesota “Deadliest Enemies: Our War Against Killer Germs.”

For more information, visit: EIU Darwin Day Events

Please note that all events are FREE and open to the public!


Booth Library Resources

Drop by Booth Library’s display in support of EIU Darwin Day events and check out some of the great resources available on these subjects!

  • America’s Forgotten Pandemic: The Influenza Of 1918
  • Crosby, Alfred W.
  • RA644.I6 C76 2003
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  • Darwin’s on the Origin Of Species: A Modern Rendition
  • Duzdevich, Daniel.
  • QH366.2 .D89 2014
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  • Disease: The Extraordinary Stories Behind History’s Deadliest Killers
  • Dobson, Mary J.
  • RA653 .D63 2007x
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  • Do Infectious Diseases Pose a Threat?
  • RA643 .D595 2014
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  • Epidemic!: The World Of Infectious Diseases
  • RA651 .E596 1999
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  • Evolution and Medicine
  • Perlman, Robert L.,
  • RB152 .P475 2013x
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  • Evolution: The Story Of Life
  • Palmer, Douglas.
  • QH360.2 .P35 2009
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  • Evolving: The Human Effect and Why It Matters
  • Fairbanks, Daniel J.
  • QH360.5 .F24 2012
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  • Flu: The Story Of the Great Influenza Pandemic Of 1918 and the Search for the Virus That Caused It
  • Kolata, Gina Bari, 1948-
  • RC150.4 .K64 1999
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  • Genetics Of Health: Understand Your Genes for Better Health
  • Paul, Sharad P.,
  • QH431 .P358 2017
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  • Great Influenza: The Epic Story Of the Deadliest Plague in History
  • Barry, John M., 1947-
  • RC150.4 .B37 2004
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  • Infectious Disease: A Scientific American Reader.
  • RA643 .I652 2008
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  • Influenza 1918: The Worst Epidemic in American History
  • Iezzoni, Lynette.
  • RC150.4 .I39 1999x
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  • Influenza Pandemic Of 1918-1919: A Brief History with Documents
  • Kent, Susan Kingsley, 1952 May 9-
  • RA644.I6 K52 2013x
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  • Killer Germs: Microbes and Diseases That Threaten Humanity
  • Zimmerman, Barry E.
  • RA643 .Z55 2003
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  • Microbes and Evolution: The World That Darwin Never Saw
  • QR13 .M522 2012
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  • Natural Defense: Enlisting Bugs and Germs to Protect Our Food and Health
  • Monosson, Emily,
  • RA601 .M66 2017x
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  • Origin Of Species by Means Of Natural Selection, Or, the Preservation Of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life
  • Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882.
  • QH365 .O2 1985x
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  • Unnatural History Of Emerging Infections
  • Barrett, Ron, 1963-
  • RA643 .B377 2013x
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  • Western Diseases: An Evolutionary Perspective
  • Pollard, Tessa M., 1966-
  • RB152 .P655 2008
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