One of the projects I do in the library is to check books over before they go to the shelves to make sure everything on the book and in the record are as they should be. I always think it’s interesting to look for patterns in these new books as they show up on my cart and I noticed a lot of them this week have to do with genius. Check them out! Everyone can use a little genius in their life. These titles are housed at the Cedar Rapids campus, but may be requested to be sent to Iowa City and all the other centers.

  • Call Number: 920.02 B989p Title: Powerful and Influential: People Who Have Changed the Way We Live and Think Author: Larry Buttrose
  • Call Number: 512.209 G178LTitle: The Equation That Couldn’t Be Solved: How Mathematical Genius Discovered the Language of Symmetry Author: Mario Livio
  • Call Number: 621.385 B433g  Title: Reluctant Genius: Alexander Graham Bell and the Passion of Invention Author: Charlotte Gray
  • Call Number: 576.82 D228q  Title: The Reluctant Mr. Darwin: Great Discoveries Author: David Quammen
  • Call Number: 973.7 K33d Title: Douglass and Lincoln: How a Revolutionary Black Leader and a Reluctant Liberator Struggled to End Slavery and Save the Union Author: Paul and Stephen Kendrick
  • Call Number: 530.092 F219h Title: A Life of Discovery: Michael Faraday, Giant of the Scientific Revolution Author: James Hamilton
  • Call Number: 623.4 K29m Title: Mr. Gatling’s Terrible Marvel: The Gun That Changed Everything and the Misunderstood Genius Who Invented It Author: Julia Keller
  • Call Number: 590.92 G646g Title: Africa in my Blood Author: Jane Goodall
  • Call Number: 617.092 H945m Title: The Knife Man: Blood, Body Snatching, and the Birth of Modern Surgery (basis for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde) Author: Wendy Moore
  • Call Number: 070.92 Title: Restless Genius: Barney Kilgore, The Wall Street Journal, and the Invention of Modern Journalism Author: Richard J. Tofel
  • Call Number: 796.357 Title: Roger Maris: Baseball’s Reluctant Hero Author: T.Clavin and D. Peary
  • Call Number: 576.509 M537m Title: Gregor Mendel: Planting the Seeds of Genetics Author: Simon Mawer
  • Call Number: 796.357 S825g Title: Forging Genius: The Making of Casey Stengel Author: Steven Goldman
  • Call Number: 621.3 T3370 Title: Prodigal Genius: The Life of Nikola Tesla Author: John J. O’Neill

By Sarah S. Uthoff, Reference Librarian