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Kentfield Campus
Closed July 22 – August 21

Learning Resources Center
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Loan Desk: 415.485.9656
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Summer 2016 Hours
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Summer 2016 Hours
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What's New


Political animals: How Our Stone Age Brain Gets in the Way of Smart Politics

Author: Richard Shenkman

This book "challenges us to go beyond the headlines, which often focus on what politicians do (or say theyll do), and to concentrate instead on what's really important: what shapes our response. Shenkman argues that, contrary to what we tell ourselves, it's our instincts rather than arguments appealing to reason that usually prevail. Pop culture tells us we can trust our instincts, but science is proving that when it comes to politics our Stone-Age brain often malfunctions, misfires, and leads us astray" - Dust jacket flap


The Real Planet of the Apes: A New Story of Human Origins

Author: David R. Begun

Was Darwin wrong when he traced our origins to Africa? The Real Planet of the Apes makes the explosive claim that it was in Europe, not Africa, where apes evolved the most important hallmarks of our human lineage--such as bipedalism, dexterous hands, and larger brains. In this compelling and accessible book, David Begun, one of the world's leading paleoanthropologists, transports readers to an epoch in the remote past when the Earth was home to many migratory populations of ape species. Drawing on the latest astonishing discoveries in the fossil record as well as his own experiences conducting field expeditions across Europe and Asia, Begun provides a sweeping evolutionary history of great apes and humans.


Bob Dylan: All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Track

Author: Philippe Margotin and Jean-Michel Guesdon

A comprehensive account of Bob Dylan's album cuts, bootlegs, and soundtrack recordings includes details that led to the composition of each song, what went on in the recording studio, and behind-the-scenes accounts of musicians on each track.


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