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CLOSED MONDAY for MEMORIAL DAY

All branches of the Jackson District Library will be closed Monday, May 30th, in observance of Memorial Day.  Have a great holiday weekend!

Book review: Birds of North America by Tom Wood, Sheri Williamson and Jeffrey Glassberg

Book review: Birds of North America by Tom Wood, Sheri Williamson and Jeffrey Glassberg

    This gorgeous new book, approved by the American Bird Conservancy, offers very general introductory ideas and identifications. It is not thorough in any area, nor does it give complete listings or maps.

Book Review: The killer of little shepherds: a true crime story and the birth of forensic science by Douglas Starr

    Jack the Ripper had nothing on Joseph Vacher, a good-looking soldier from rural France. In the 1890's, forensic science was just getting started.  Fingerprints had not yet been accepted as the unique id method. There was no FBI--not until 1905. Fictional character Sherlock Holmes was already famous, although dead at Reichenbach Falls. The famed forensic scientist Alexandre Lacassagne of the university in Lyons, France, had found that individual bullets could be linked to the originating guns.

Book review: Kraken: the curious, exciting, and slightly disturbing science of squid by Wendy Williams

 

       Traveling from prehistory to early America right on to tomorrow, Wendy Williams tracks the squid and octopus in her book Kraken. Fodder for great excitement and debate in the 1800's, squid have become once again a hot item, although mostly in the medical and scientific communities.

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