This Week in the Shapiro Lobby: October 24-30, 2016

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This week is Open Access Week and the Shapiro Lobby will be featuring an Open Access Week exhibit on the digital screens. We also have information tables from University of Michigan Central Student Government, University of Michigan Central Student Government - Student Health & Safety - Sexual Health Committee, and information regarding Breast Cancer Awareness.

Harvest Mice, Ponds on Chalk Hills, and the Torpidity of Swallows: Gilbert White's Natural History

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First published in 1789, Gilbert White’s The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne describes the history and environment of the parish in eastern Hampshire where he lived for much of his life. The book offers gently reflective accounts of White's observations, structured as 110 letters to two friends - zoologist Thomas Pennant and amateur naturalist Daines Barrington. An immensely popular and influential work in the genre of nature writing, White's writings continue to inspire...

The House of the Vestals by Steven Saylor

Cover of The House of the Vestals by Steven Saylor

The House of the Vestals is a collection of nine short mystery stories featuring Steven Saylor's ancient Roman detective, Gordianus the Finder. The stories are meant to fill a gap between the first two books of the series, and they introduce some of the regular characters. They illustrate many fascinating aspects of Roman society, including the theater, the belief in ghosts, and holidays.


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