National Academies Press — 4,000+ books in PDF format, all free of charge!

As of June 2011, all PDF versions of books published by the National Academies Press will be available via PDF at no charge. This includes the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council.

Please read the press release from the National Academies Press.

Some of the topics that are covered include, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Health and Medicine, Education, Biology and Life Sciences, Computers and Information Technology — and more!

Here is a sample of books that are now available in PDF format:

Leading Health Indicators for Healthy People 2020

The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health

Secondhand Smoke Exposure and Cardiovascular Effects: Making Sense of the Evidence

Mathematics Learning in Early Childhood: Paths Towards Excellence and Equity

Starting Out Right: A Guide to Promoting Children’s Reading Success

Eager to Learn: Educating Our Preschoolers

New Book Display: Upcoming Art Show

[The books in the Irish American Heritage book display have been returned to the shelves if you wish to check them out.]

From Sunday, April 18 through Tuesday, May 11, Dominican College will be hosting an art show entitled “Altered Landscapes” at The Sullivan Library, a fine arts show and sale of original, multi-media works by regional artists. The show is green-themed and aims to draw attention to the effects of the human presence on our planet. The opening reception will be held on Sunday, April 18th from 3 to 5 PM. For more information, please call Giselle McMenamin at (845) 848-4006.

In honor of this, the librarians at The Sullivan Library have designed a book display case which goes hand in hand with the theme. Here is a listing of books which are on display:

364.18 W585C Crimes against nature: Environmental criminology and ecological justice (Amazon)

363.728 ST82W Waste and want: A social history of trash (Amazon)

508. 747 ST25H The Hudson: An illustrated guide to the living river (Amazon)

111.85 C197N Nature and Landscape: An introduction to environmental aesthetics (B&N)

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