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Deborah B. Ford, Director of Library Outreach @ JLG's LiveBinders Shelf Author of binders: Deborah B. Ford, Director of Library Outreach @ JLG Email this Shelf Post to Twitter or Facebook Embed this Shelf To email this shelf, click in the box below which will select the shelf url for copy and paste: Share this Shelf Embed a Public Shelf on Your Website: 7 Books We Lost to History That Would Have Changed the World The vast majority of the knowledge humans have assembled over the centuries, has been lost. The world's geniuses either kept their revelations to themselves and then died, or else they put it down on paper which has long since rotted or burned or been used to line some parakeet's cage. Obviously we'll never know what great books have been lost to time, but we have clues on some of them, and what those clues tell us is mind-boggling, and a little bit depressing. If you could make a library out of just books that didn't survive, you'd have a collection of some of the best freaking books ever written. The Gospel of Eve, by Unknown What is it:

How The People We Once Loved Become Strangers Again It’s interesting to think about how we make people who used to be everything into nothing again. How we learn to forget. How we force forgetting. The Harvard Classics The Harvard Classics, originally known as Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf, is a 51-volume anthology of classic works from world literature, compiled and edited by Harvard University president Charles W. Eliot and first published in 1909. The Internet Is Making You Smarter, Really In his new book, “Smarter Than You Think,” journalist Clive Thompson argues that the digital revolution – from search engine sophistication to status update proliferation – is actually dovetailing with how the human brain naturally works to make us better thinkers. Thompson is no latter day Cassandra (or, for that matter, Nicholas Carr), warning that new technology will rob us of our capacity to concentrate, create or text in complete sentences. A technology reporter for Wired and The New York Times Magazine, he is an enthusiastic and optimistic cheerleader for new technology. Thompson recently spoke with Digiday about how new technology is changing the way we think, learn and remember – and why that’s a good thing for brands and people alike.

Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) About the Teens' Top Ten I TTT Nominees I Previous Winners I Promoting the TTT I About YA Galley YALSA has launched the Teen Book Finder Database, which is a one-stop shop for finding selected lists and award winners. Users can search this free resource by award, list name, year, author, genre and more, as well as print customizable lists. This new resource will replace the individual award and list web pages currently on YALSA’s site that are not searchable and that are organized only by year. About the Teens' Top Ten #yalsaTTT

Neil deGrasse Tyson Lists 8 (Free) Books Every Intelligent Person Should Read A user posed the question to Neil deGrasse Tyson: "Which books should be read by every single intelligent person on the planet?" Below, you will find the book list offered up by the astrophysicist, director of the Hayden Planetarium, and popularizer of science. Where possible, we have included links to free versions of the books, all taken from our Free Audio Books and Free eBooks collections. Or you can always download a professionally-narrated book for free from Details here.

100 Things Personality Test - VisualDNA VisualDNA brings a new layer of information to the world of technology that will help bring it closer to the people who use it – making it more enjoyable and relevant. Technology provides businesses with a surfeit of DATA – what and when. However it provides very little in the way of UNDERSTANDING – who did things, and why they did them. The Royal Literary Fund What The Guide Is, What It Isn’t and How To Use It Writing Essays Welcome to Writing Essays, the RLF’s online guide to everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask about writing undergraduate essays. The guide is a toolbox of essay writing skills and resources that you can choose from to suit your particular needs. If You Think We Are Alone In The Universe – You Might Want To See This One of the most popular questions today is “are we alone in the universe?” Believe it or not, you’re in the minority if you believe that absolutely no intelligent life exists in the universe. In the United States alone, at least half of all Americans say that we’re not alone in the universe. Fifty percent of Americans already believe that there is some form of life on other planets, while only seventeen percent think that there isn’t.

Yes I like it. I like researching likely books to see what they are about and how other people found them. Enjoy by mirosan Mar 19

This website provides a multitude of collaboration and networking opportunities. Everything from getting book reviews from a variety of readers to following the recommendations of friends and other library professionals to pick out your next read. I also love the books lists that are created based on genre, interest, reading level, etc. by katherineking2 Mar 19

Good reads is a website that provides seemingly endless information about books, including recommendations. It has a social aspect that allows users to connect with other users. • Students can take quizzes over books they have read and choose to share their results via facebook or twitter; this would be a great way to prompt book discussions online. • Students can browse books by genre and expose themselves to titles outside their school library. • Students can enter books they loved and generate personalized recommendations. by cheryllr5 Oct 11

Created by Amazon, Shelfari is an online community for sharing thoughts about books. • Students can write plot summaries for a real audience and publish online. • Students can compose character analyses and publish online. • Students can explore the personal bookshelves of others to get book recommendations. • Students can explore book lists organized according to most popular books, subjects, series, or authors. by cheryllr5 Oct 11

If you want to view my bookshelf, just conduct a search for members using "Mrs. Hermansen" and you will see a random selection of the books I have been reading for my CI 445 class. by hermansenh Nov 4

I very much agree. I think that students can really benefit from the opportunities to learn about books, find reviews, and view their own statistics. by hermansenh Oct 31

Lol. That is very true. Plus, living in Hong Kong as I do kind of necessitates having virtual bookshelves instead of actual bookshelves: there is very little space for storing anything! by jopo009 Oct 16

Yea it's a nice site. I like virtual bookshelves more than traditional dusting! lol by susanbainbridge1 Oct 4

I did, susan. It's a perfect way to keep track of all of the fantastic books I've read, as well as plan which ones I want to tackle next. :) by jopo009 Oct 4

Thanks, vanessa. I'm always glad to meet fellow bibliophiles! What's your latest pleasure? ;-) by jopo009 Oct 4

My favorite part about this site is the reading challenge. Of course you can set your own year's reading goal but there's just something about making it official on goodreads... by amandatyler Apr 24

i loved this site instantly as soon as i arrived on it...the recommendations are really helpful..and such a wide collection of books...heaven for me..:) by phoenix_ridhi Apr 23

I love this site..I like reading others' book reviews and getting recommendations; there are so many books coming out all the time, this helps me choose what to read next.And I can keep track of what I have read too.. by juneseghni Mar 28

Yes, It is! It's the ideal social network for Book lovers and people who love reading. Indeed! :) by birdie16 Mar 8

One of my Facebook friends let me know about the site for sharing book recommendations and I'm glad she did. It's been great to find out what others are reading. by webnetworkengineers Mar 8

I have located something like 50 new authors and books (none by the same author, or even really the same genre) that I have written down as to be bought and read. I have no idea where to put them all, but that problem can be solved when the time comes. But, yeah, I love the way it recommends boos based on you have already read. So, I put about 325 of my more obscure ones to see what kind of recommendations it would generate. Like I said, I now have about 50 books I really, really want :) by jenniflower Mar 6

This is a fantastic site if you love to read. It's a great way to catalogue the books you own or have read, find or share reviews and opinions, and it even has a Netflix style recommendation system to help you find new books you might like! by bohemiancyborg Mar 6

Great way to show off your reading list, be it "have read" to "owned this book" to "planning to read". by jerrtino Oct 16

it`s also a god shelf to remember books you`ve read. At least that`s its primary use for me by zekses Jul 26

I dont know about this site before, my friend show this for me. I thinks its good because help us to find our book. by arimpranata Jul 26

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