The need for specialized books and references is constantly expanding. The Libraries’ collections would greatly benefit from the acquisition of the items listed below. If you would like to contribute, or need more information on how you can help build the collections, contact the Library Development Office at (949) 824-4651.
Dictionary of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. $270
The often-violent conflict between the state of Israel and the displaced Palestinian people occupies newspaper headlines and television news every day. Despite such coverage, many people still understand very little about the cause of this all but undeclared war. The Dictionary of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict covers the history of the conflict, going back to the birth of Zionism at the end of the 19th century, and provides clear definitions and comprehensive explanations of the elements at play -- history, geography, religion, demographics and more.
Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine. $500
This 4-volume set is a valuable resource for readers who are seeking information on complementary medicine and herbal remedies. Information on recommended therapies for specific disorders and diseases, medicinal uses for plants and herbs are balanced by conclusions of studies on efficacy and analysis of current levels of acceptance by traditional scientists and doctors. This source has been a long-awaited product for the consolidation of general alternative medicine information.
The Americans, by Robert Frank. $1,050
In 1955, Robert Frank traveled across the country for two years to observe and photograph the United States. The result was The Americans, a visionary work and a milestone in the history of photography.
Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. $3,500
This 10-volume set is an unprecedented reference source that provides an ideal introduction and overview of recent advances and emerging new aspects of nanotechnology, spanning from science to engineering to medicine.