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Fall into a Good Read 
Need a guidebook for the Egyptian spirit world? Want to sharpen your digital design skills? Interested in safer sex? Fascinated by hurricanes? Look no further. There’s something for everyone on our fall reading list, which highlights recently published books by MC authors. Find them at amazon.com.


The Traveller’s Guide to the Duat 
Planning a trip to the ancient Egyptian spirit world? This handy guide, illustrated by Art Professor Michaele Harrington, is your blueprint to the history, geography, and politics of your destination. Inspired by The Egyptian Book of the Dead, this guide provides extensive (and humorous) information about ancient beliefs and practices—from the anatomy of the human soul to the history of creation to judgment rites. Renditions of ancient spells in modern poetry mark each section, showing the ancient magical texts in a new light.
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Laurent Clerc
English Professor Cathryn Carroll’s young-adult novel, Laurent Clerc: The Story of His Early Years, tells the story of the real-life deaf teacher who helped Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet establish schools for deaf Americans in the 19th century. In first-person, vivid prose, Clerc relates his experiences growing up in Paris, which led to his progressive teaching methods. Especially influential was his time at the Royal National Institute for the Deaf in Paris, where he encountered sharply distinct personalities—the saintly, inspiring deaf teacher Massieu, the vicious Dr. Itard and his heartless “experiments” on deaf boys, and the “Father of the Deaf,” Abbe Sicard, who could hardly sign. A French translation of the book will follow.
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Power of Paradise
Ade Balogun ’99, (pen name Dave Skyé) wrote his first short story, “Living Colors,” while a student at MC. Balogun includes that first work in his book, Power of Paradise, a collection of inspirational short stories. “I hope that my stories can inspire lots of students to go after their dreams,” says Balogun, “even if the odds seem stacked against them.”
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Digital Tools for the Visual Arts
Harry St. Ours, professor of communication arts technology and an Apple Distinguished Educator, shares his expertise in this iBook, based on his digital design classes. Digital Tools for the Visual Arts is a complete course of 12 lessons that will get you up and running fast. St. Ours showcases the best of the Adobe Creative Suite line of products, with a special emphasis on the Mac. Whether you work for yourself or an agency, or whether you are a student or teacher, these tips, tricks, and techniques belong in your digital tool belt. (Available for download on iPads with iBooks or on computers with iTunes.)
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Hurricanes and the Middle Atlantic States
Richard Schwartz ’77 conducted more than 100 interviews and worked for seven years on Hurricanes and the Middle Atlantic States. The first book to examine the 400-year recorded hurricane history of the region, it offers chronological profiles of significant storms, from Jamestown to the present, and more than 200 black and white photographs—many appearing in print for the first time. Human interest stories, and examination of the patterns, characteristics, quirks, and dangers of mid-Atlantic hurricanes, make this a must-have for those living in the region.
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Teaching Safer Sex
Co-edited by Dr. Susan Milstein, professor of health, Teaching Safer Sex was selected by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) for the 2013 AASECT Book Award. The award recognizes works “that make a significant contribution to AASECT’s vision of sexual health and to the clinical and educational standards of the field.” The two-volume set, now in its third edition, provides sound information on safe sex practices and sexually transmitted diseases for individuals, as well as those often affected by safe sex practices: family, friends, and acquaintances.
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