InCites Gets a Makeover | Reference News

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Thomson Reuters has recently upgraded its InCites platform, which analyzes various types of scientific output to give a complete picture of, for example, a scientist’s or an institution’s activity.

Monuments of Tibet, Islam & Muslim Beliefs, “Mummymania,” & More | Reference Reviews, February 15, 2015

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Henss’s epic book on Tibetan history and culture will be in great demand, Renard explains Islam using an accessible and balanced approach, a truly rollicking blend of scientific and pop culture for “mummymaniacs” everywhere.

A History of Rain, the Flavors of Vietnam, Dazzling Dragonflies | Science & Technology Reviews, February 15, 2015

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A seamless blending of personal narrative with scientific and cultural explanations, the plethora of scents and flavors of Vietnam come to life, a vivid compilation of photographs that is a treat for nature lovers

The Civil War’s Edwin Stanton, Comma Queen Norris, RA Guide to Historical Fic & More | Social Sciences Reviews, February 15, 2015

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Marvel’s complex work will appeal to Civil War scholars and general readers; Norris’s handy guide is for writers of all levels; Sehat’s book is for political junkies, historians, and rhetoricians; librarian Baker’s guide strikes the perfect balance of thoroughness and accessibility.

Needlepoint, Jewelry Making, Hexagon Quilts, Korean Architecture | Crafts & DIY Reviews, February 15, 2015

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Beginning and intermediate realistic painters should try Forkner’s A–Z of Bird Portraits, Katz’s jewelry projects are sophisticated in both style and technique, an updated edition of the essential Needlepoint Book.

Art History, Poet Hirshfield, Hitchcock, Nirvana, & More | Arts & Humanities Reviews, February 15, 2015

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Banai’s ambitious attempt to rethink the art history survey text; Crawford takes a unique look at attention; Hirshfield is not only a sensitive reader, but a pleasure to read; Frohman’s work is worthwhile for Nirvana enthusiasts.

The Spy Who Loved Me: Romance and Espionage | The Reader’s Shelf, February 15, 2015

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Featuring women who can disarm men with a weapon just as easily as with their charm, these spy romances are sure to satisfy.

Spotlight on Anne Tyler | LibraryReads Author, February 15, 2015

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Pulitzer Prize winner Tyler talks about her new novel, A Spool of Blue Thread, and her “continuing interest in…those cobbled-­together households that you see sometimes, getting along just as happily as many biological families.”

Timely Chanter, Postmodern Larsen, Paranormal Rose, plus a Postapocalyptic Debut & More | Fiction Reviews, February 15, 2015

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Chanter’s timely mix of environmental and psychological storytelling, an immersive postmodern journey from Larsen, Rose stirs her readers’ curiosity and imaginations, Moss’s debut is a linguistic tour de force, Donohue offers a sure bet for dog lovers

Revisiting Retro Games | Games, Gamers, & Gaming, February 15, 2015

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Gamers are a nostalgic lot, and they often wish to revisit their childhood favorites. Developing a chunk of your collection around these games is a great way to please players who fondly remember the original versions.

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