2020年9月21日新书推荐

9月21日共推出50本新书

 

新书目录:B20200921

◎作者:理查德·O.普鲁姆著;任烨译;刘阳审校

◎出版:中信

◎索书号:300.800/1

◎藏书地点:图书馆D区

 

◎内容提要:

 

传统科学的观点是:动物的择偶炫耀特征是展现它们的遗传优势或素质优势的“广告”。

但是,凭借在世界各地30多年的实地考察和野外观鸟经验,普鲁姆对这一观点发起了挑战。在热带丛林深处分布着多才多艺、美丽优雅的鸟类:雄性梅花翅娇鹟会用翅膀唱歌;雄性大眼斑雉的翼羽展开后成4英尺宽的锥面,上面点缀着立体的金棕色球形图案,灿烂夺目;雄性红顶娇鹟会用太空舞步来求偶……作者看到了许多动物的炫耀特征,而且这些特征似乎都与自然选择理论的关系不大。在寻找真正答案的过程中,普鲁姆将达尔文于150年前配偶选择的审美进化理论从故纸堆中挖掘出来,它是驱动进化历程的一台独立发动机。

这趟美的进化之旅的起点是“生命之树”,终点是我们对人类进化及自身的重新理解。自然界的绚丽多姿填补了我们理解进化史和人类起源的一块空白,为我们全面客观地认识达尔文进化论提供了一个独特的科学视角。

 

 

◎作者:许有晖

◎出版:摄影人

◎索书号:868.755/50

◎藏书地点:图书馆D区

    

◎内容提要:

 

他是一位用双手拯救生命的医生。日复一日年复一年的刻板生活,他决定放下一切追寻多年来的梦想,毅然投身无国界医生。他被派到衣索比亚的索马里服务,在那里开始了一段奇妙的人生旅程。在饱受饥荒、政乱、内战等问题困扰的索马里,他遇见的每一个人、每一条生命、每一段故事都难以遗忘。从第一天抵达直到离开的最後一天,那里的贫民窟仍是贫民窟,难民营仍是难民营,饥荒依旧不断,内战依旧在延续着。渺小如他虽然无法改变现状。不过,他的心底是这麽想的。

每个人的生命旅途,一切的得失是完全回异的。正面负面快乐悲伤,值得或不值得,视乎个人的态度和想法。无论快乐或艰辛,每个阶段都应该是美好的。

他说:“就像我在索马里的这段日子一样。”    

 

 

 

◎作者:罗盘编著

◎出版:立信会计

◎索书号:177.500/4

◎藏书地点:图书馆D区

    

◎内容提要:

 

 “沉住气,成大器”,这句话体现了中国人特有的聪明。它并非是老于世故、老谋深算者的处世哲学,而是对任何普通人尤其是身处要职的领导者都适用的生存智慧,是现代生活在人性丛林中的人必须遵守的法则。

 

《沉住气·成大器:领导者做人做事的5项修炼(超值金版)》围绕这个主题,提炼出成功的领导者做人做事的5项修炼,比如行为得体,言谈到位,处理各方面的关系得心应手等,赢得了人心便赢得了一切。

 

 

 

◎作者:林怀青

◎出版:野人文化

◎索书号:540.900/2

◎藏书地点:图书馆D区

◎内容提要:

 

一本非典型民国百态史!从庶民到政客,从文人到艺人,从穿衣吃饭,到买房、谈恋爱、办会馆……

没人敢惹的小公务员鲁迅、整个北京城的偶像胡适、写粉丝信的毛泽东、拿钉子户没辙的蒋介石、冰心的同性爱演讲惊天动地、钱锺书与杨绦的爱情唯美精致……

快来看看民初时期政客文豪的囧态百出,市井小民的平凡幸福。食、衣、住、行、育、乐,一个不缺,读一本课本不会教的非典型民国史。

你没想过的民初生活,你想不到的民初风光。文人的民国、政客的民国、明星的民国;历史中的民国、思想里的民国、舌尖上的民国,说到底,都是老百姓生活着的民国。活在这样的民国,好像也不错?

 

 

◎作者:杨建峰主编

◎出版:汕头大学

◎索书号:176.231/2

◎藏书地点:图书馆D区

   

◎内容提要:

 

色彩,这两个字看起来平平常常,司空见惯,然而却无时无刻不围绕着我们的生活。它不仅装扮我们的生活,也映衬出人类不同的性格,《每天懂一点色彩心理学》将带你发现各种颜色的奥秘。

书中通过各种生动活泼、简单易懂的例子,配合通俗的理论介绍,将色彩心理学的核心思想与思维方式直接明了地展现在读者面前,让读者兴趣盎然地学习非常实用的知识,引领大家进入色彩的魔力世界! 

 

 

 

◎作者:许啸天

◎出版:三秦

◎索书号:857.750/99(1)

◎藏书地点:图书馆D区

 

◎内容提要:

 

位重权高背后有哪些我们所不知道的内幕呢?庞大的后宫,那些粉黛佳人,有着怎样的生活和命运呢?有着贵族身份皇子公主们活得骄傲吗?身份低贱的太监宫女们为了改变自己的命运,又做过怎样的斗争和努力呢?在犹如大染缸的官场里,那些王侯将相又有着多少奇妙的故事呢?为什么身为人人羡慕的大将却不愿意在朝做官呢?……

阅读《唐朝宫廷秘史》,为您揭开唐朝不为人知的内幕,拨开宫廷中的层层迷雾。

 

 

◎作者:蔡恒进,蔡天琪,张文蔚,汪恺著

◎出版:清华大学

◎索书号:312.983/3

◎藏书地点:图书馆D区

    

◎内容提要:

 

本书从历史上的诸多谜题出发,沿着自然科学的思维脉络,会通陆王心学与心灵哲学,对自我意识和人类认知的起源与进化进行梳理和解读,并将其建构为触觉大脑假说和认知坎陷三大定律。

我们生活的时代正处于机器崛起的前夜,我们对人类智能的理解将决定着明天会是一个怎样的世界。本书将提供一个统一的认知框架,为开辟出新的知识体系提供坚实的基础。本书深入浅出,观点深刻而简洁,内容翔实而具有趣味性,适合对人类智能和人工智能有好奇心、对自然科学与社会科学领域的结合感兴趣的普通读者阅读,也适合从事哲学、自然科学、社会科学以及艺术研究的专业人员参考。

 

 

 

◎作者:朱立春主编

◎出版:北京联合

◎索书号:046.000/30

◎藏书地点:图书馆D区

    

◎内容提要:

 

本书汇集500则随时都会从我们身边冒出来的既新奇有趣又包罗万象的冷门知识,涉及自然科学、人文历史、社会生活、古今中外等方方面面,从天马行空般的疑问到值得讨论的学术应有尽有。这些知识看似有些稀奇古怪,而一旦走近,你会有曲径通幽、豁然开朗之感,不觉进入一个异彩纷呈的别样世界,备感新鲜好玩,既增长见识,又开阔视野,兼具益智、解颐之功效。它立足于“冷”,从特别的角度,以千奇百怪的提问直击读者知识体系的“死穴”,启迪思维,引发强烈求知欲;然后给出科学的答案、入情入理的解释、绘声绘色的描述,让人恍然大悟,受益无穷,直至成为一个无所不知的“神人”。 

 

 

 

Author:Jodi Picoult

Publisher:Hodder

Call Number:813.540/P20

Location:Area C  

  

 Synopsis:

 

Jenna Metcalf was with her mother the night she disappeared, but she remembers nothing.

 

In the wake of those tragic events, she has lost not one parent, but two: her father is in an asylum, and now she lives with her grandmother – who finds it too painful to talk about what happened.

 

Ten years on, Jenna is the only one who still seems to care. And she is determined to seek the truth, no matter how shocking and life-changing it might be……

 

 

 

Author:Jeffrey Archer

Publisher:Pan Books

Call Number:823.914/A1

Location:Area C  

 

Synopsis:

 

Only days before Britain declares war on Germany, Harry Clifton, hoping to escape the consequences of long-buried family secrets, and forced to accept that his desire to marry Emma Barrington will never be fulfilled, has joined the Merchant Navy.  But his ship is sunk in the Atlantic by a German U-boat, drowning almost the entire crew.  An American cruise liner, the SS Kansas Star, rescues a handful of sailors, among them Harry and the third officer, an American named Tom Bradshaw.  When Bradshaw dies in the night, Harry seizes on the chance to escape his tangled past and assumes his identity.

But on landing in America, he quickly learns the mistake he has made, when he discovers what is awaiting Bradshaw in New York.  Without any way of proving his true identity, Harry Clifton is now chained to a past that could be far worse than the one he had hoped to escape.

 

 

 

Author:Zoran Drvenkar

Publisher:Harper Collins

Call Number:833.92/D1

Location:Area C  

  

 Synopsis:

 

When a snowstorm halts traffic on a German autobahn, drivers are forced to spend the night in their cars. As day breaks, scores of people are found dead. Theories are rife. Was it an argument? Was it drugs, revenge or madness?

At first everyone agrees that several people must have acted together. No-one could have committed such an atrocity alone.

It is only over time that theories come to focus on an individual perpetrator, and the Traveller is born.

As he makes his way across a country gripped by fear, he’s searching for his next victim.

 

 

 

Author:Paulo Coelho

Publisher:HarperCollins

Call Number:869.342/C2

Location:Area C  

 

Synopsis:

 

The new novel from internationally acclaimed author Paulo Coelho — a dramatic story of love, life and death that shows us all why every second of our existence is a choice we all make between living and dying. 

Veronika has everything she could wish for. She is young and pretty, has plenty of boyfriends, a steady job, a loving family. Yet she is not happy; something is lacking in her life, and one morning she decides to die. She takes an overdose of sleeping pills, only to wake up some time later in the local hospital. 

There she is told that her heart is damaged and she has only a few days to live. The story follows Veronika through these intense days as to her surprise she finds herself experiencing feelings she has never really felt before. Against all odds she finds herself falling in love and even wanting to live again!

 

 

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