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The Cost of      Catastrophe
Portraits of a Chinese      Past
Welcome to Scripps      Around the Globe

Making Waves

Digital Fish
Dancing in the Desert
Ticking down to the      "Big One"
Sixth Sense


Shelf Life May 2004: Volume 1, Number 2


Here are a few new and notable faculty books at the UCSD Bookstore.

1. Polarized America: The Dance of Ideology and Unequal Riches, Keith T. Poole (political science,professor), Nolan McCarty and Howard Rosenthal, The MIT Press, 2006, $35

2. Fit to Be citizens?: Public Health and Race in Los Angeles 1879-1939 , Natalia Molina (ethnic studies, professor), University of California Press, 2006, $19.95

3. Revolution, Resistance, and Reform in Village China, Edward Friedman, Paul G. Pickowicz (history, distinguished professor), and Mark Selden. Yale University Press, 2006, $45

4. The Percussionist's Art: Same Bed, Different Dreams, Steven Schick (music, professor), University of Rochester Press, 2006, $39.95

5. Globalizing Tobacco Control: Anti-smoking campaigns in California, France, and Japan, Roddey reid (literatur, professor), Indiana University Press, 2005, $24.95

Ever wonder what the students and faculty are reading? Here are the top 10 bestsellers at the UCSD Bookstore.

1. American Heritage College Dictionary

— Houghton Mifflin

2. Da Vinci Code (Movie tie-in edition)

— Dan Brown

3. The Devil Wears Prada (Movie tie-in edition)

— Lauren Weisberger

4. Elements of Style

— William Strunk & E. B. White

5. Planet of Slums
— Mike Davis

6. Take Command
— Kelly Perdew

7. V for Vendetta

— Alan Moore

8. Mother: A Cradle to Hold Me

— Maya Angelou

9. The Giver

— Lois Lowry

10. Culture Code

— Clotaire Rapaille

UCSD Bookstore

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

Man reading


Economics professor Richard Carson discusses how governments plan (or don't) for ineveitable catastrophes, such as hurrican Katrina, here. We asked him what books he is currently reading.

Gould's Book of Fish: A Novel in Twelve Fish (Sydney: Picador, MacMillan, 2001)
— by Richard Flanagan

West With The Night (Berkeley: North Point Press, 1982)
— by Beryl Markham

One Year Off: Leaving It All Behind For a Round-the World Journey With Our Children (San Francisco: Traveler's Tales Guides, 2001)
— by David Elliot Cohen

Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997)
— by John M. Barry

The Gifts of Athena: Historical Origins of the Knowledge Economy (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2004)
— by Joel Mokyr