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Subject: need for student research papers - no deal needed
Date Posted: 1/12/2008 9:57 AM ET
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My high school history students are doing research papers on a variety of topics - the point being to teach research and writing skills so they might as well learn about something they are personally interested in.... Anyway, their chosen topics include some subjects on which our school and local public libraries do not have current books, if any at all. If you have anything on these subjects,  please PM me! Thank you very much. NO DEALS NEEDED - just need current books on these topics.  Thanks! LInda

skateboarding history

rap / hiphop music history

Microsoft and Bill Gates

soccer history (not how to play but how game and world cup got started)

fashion history

stem cell research

history of bread (two books on my WL - surprised to find any had been written!)

pirates in history (not movies)

history of video games

social mores/unwritten rules of society

football history (how game, college leagues  and NFL got started)

Date Posted: 1/12/2008 11:16 AM ET
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Hi Linda - I know you don't need a deal but you're welcome to a 2 for one on anything that might be of use to you.  I know there are some business books on my shelf and whatever else you can find.  Hope this works for you!

Date Posted: 1/13/2008 10:18 AM ET
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Date Posted: 1/14/2008 11:36 AM ET
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I really need help with these! Thanks for looking.

Date Posted: 1/17/2008 6:19 AM ET
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bump one last time.....

Date Posted: 1/17/2008 9:07 AM ET
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I have an old copy of Miss Manners Guide to Excruciatingly correct behavior - good for the unwritten rules history.  It's dated - published I think in 1979 - but a lot is still applicable, and it's easy to read and reference.  I'll put it on my bookshelf

Date Posted: 1/17/2008 10:22 AM ET
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I happen to work in a lab that does some stem cell research, and I can tell you that there aren't really any books that are current - the field moves too quickly.  If your student is interested in the more established stem cell research in mice, there might be some things, but if he/she is looking for info on human stem cells, I think he/she is going to need to look for journal articles, not books.  If you think your student is up for doing a journal literature search (which is a lot harder), PM me and I might be able to guide her/him in the right direction.