Barbara Demick Lecture

Here is a lecture Barbara Demick gave at BYU’s Kennedy Center. Just a note: there’s some buzzing in the PA system at the lecture site. It is not your computer.

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February Book

At long last, here is the book we will kick off 2017 with:

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For those who want a synopsis:

The author of Stiff and Bonk explores the irresistibly strange universe of space travel and life without gravity. As the author discovers, it’s possible to preview space without ever leaving Earth. From the space shuttle training toilet to a crash test of NASA’s new space capsule (cadaver filling in for astronaut), she takes us on a surreally entertaining trip into the science of life in space and space on Earth”

I will post when the library receives copies of the book.

Pictures of Tehran

11992114295_979875cef7_oTo get a sense of what Tehran looks like I’m going to link to a few photo galleries from photographers on Flikr to get a sense of how big the city is and what it would look like if you walked down the street.

Mehrdad Rajabi – Great scenic shots of Tehran during the day and at night

-sina- I’m linking to his general page. He has made 4 trips to Tehran. A lot of great street shots.

Roland Wich – Tehran and other shots of Iran

El-Len – I’m linking to her ‘people of Iran’ photo album but it’s worth it to go back to her gallery to see the rest of her pictures.

Boris Le Montagner – more people of Iran

 

Interview With Ian Mortimer

Here is the author Ian Mortimer answering some questions and reading portions of the book.

The Next Book: The Time Traveler’s Guide to Elizabethan England

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The Book for July will be Ian Mortimer’s factual and funny The Time Traveler’s Guide to Elizabethan EnglandThe discussion date will be July 25th in the usual meeting place, usual meeting time. As always you can get your copy at the Circulation Desk on the first floor.

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