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Campaign Update: Imagine the Future
Looking Back: Thoughts on UCSD
Credits: Staff and Contributors

Diego Rock
Autism: The Epidemic
It's the End of the      World As We Know It
Bear Essentials

Making Waves

Angel of Death Online
Bye-Bye Camp      Matthews
Da Vinci Part Deux
Hot Pursuit
Venice and Muddy      Waters
Eel City





Shelf Life May 2004: Volume 1, Number 2


Ever wonder what the students and faculty are reading? Here were the top 12 bestsellers at the UCSD Bookstore this past quarter.

1. Bookseller of Kabul, Asne Seierstad, Back Bay Books, 2004, $12.95

2. 9/11 Commission Report, National Commission of Terrorist Attacks, W.W. Norton & Company, 2004. $10.00

3. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Mark Haddon, Vintage Books, 2004 $12.00

4. The Vagina Monologues, Eve Ensler, Villard, 2000 $12.95

5. It’s My Party, Too: The Battle for the Heart of the GOP and the Future of America, Christine Todd Whitman, Penguin Press HC, 2005 $24.95

6. Coming to Our Senses, John Kabat-Zinn , Hyperion, 2005 $24.95

7. America (The Book): A Citizen’s Guide to Democracy Inaction, Jon Stewart and the writers of the Daily Show Warner Books, 2004 $24.95

8. Animals in Translation, Temple Grandin Catherine Johnson Scribner, 2005, $25.00

9. A Brief Tour of Human Consciousness: From Impostor Poodles to Purple Numbers, Pi Press, 2005, $24.95

10. VDHL for Designers Stefan Sjoholm, Lenart Lindh Prentice Hall PTR, 1997, $70.65

11. Complexity: Emerging Science at the Edge of Order and Chaos, Mitchell M. Waldrop, Simon & Schuster, 2002, $14.00

12. Leadership and the One Minute Manager: Increasing Effectiveness Through Situational Leadership, Ken Blanchard and Patricia Zigarmi, William Morrow, 1999, $20.00

UCSD Bookstore

Visit the UCSD Bookstore online to purchase these titles and more. Look out for the monthly Alumni Special.


Young Men and the Sea: Yankee Seafarers in the Age of Sail, Daniel Vickers (history, chair), Yale University Press, 2005, $35.00

Madhouse: A Tragic Tale of Megalomania and Modern Medicine, Andrew Scull
(sociology, professor), Yale University Press, 2005, $30.00

Charlotte: Being a True Account of an Actress’s Flamboyant Adventures in Eighteenth-Century London’s Wild
and Wicked Theatrical World
, Kathryn Shevelow (literature, associate professor), Henry Holt & Company,
2005, $27.50

I Never Knew What Time It Was,
David Antin (visual arts, professor emeritus), University of California Press, 2005, $16.95

Man reading


Charles Kennel has been director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography since 1998. We asked him what books he is currently reading.

Introduction to Three-Dimensional
Climate Modeling

— by Warren M. Washington and
Claire L. Parkinson

The Twilight Years: Paris in the 1930s
— by William Wiser

Climate Change and Biodiversity
— by Thomas E. Lovejoy and
Lee Hannah (Editors)

Henry VIII: The King and His Court
— by Alison Weir

Sotheby’s: Bidding for Class
— by Robert Lacey

Francis Drake: Lives of a Hero
— by John Cummins

Goodbye, Darkness: A Memoir of the Pacific War
— by William Manchester

One Brief Shining Moment:
Remembering Kennedy

— by William Manchester