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Maine Birding

Attention bird enthusiasts and those looking to learn more about Maine wildlife. Bob Duchesne '75 informs readers about the best sites across Maine for bird watching. His book, Maine Birding Trail: The Official Guide to More Than 260 Accessible Sites, offers expert insight.

Colby History

Brush up on some of Colby's impressive past events with Strider Years, which documents Robert E. Lee Strider's nineteen years as president of Colby College. Want to learn more? College Historian and former Dean of the College, Earl H. Smith, chronicles Colby's interesting and surprising past in his very readable history, Mayflower Hill: A History of Colby College. In addition, Colby College: A Venture of Faith offers over 200 photographs that brings Colby's history to life.

Big Nate

Indulge in the New York Times best-selling "Big Nate" book series. Author, Lincoln Peirce '85, chronicles the witty and adventurous life of sixth-grader Nate Wright. His books include Big Nate and Friends, Big Nate Strikes Again, and Big Nate on a Roll. More books in the series can be found here.

Crime Novels

Dig into captivating crime novels by Colby Alum, Gerry Boyle '78. In his first novel, Deadline, murder visits the seemingly sleepy town of Androscoggin, Maine. In the book, New York Times crime reporter Jack McMorrow must struggle to find his way in the small, rural town, while undercurrents of violence draws him into deep and dangerous waters. Check out more of Boyle's crime fiction here.

Professor James Fleming

Colby Prof. James Fleming delves into the rich history of meterology, atmposheric science, and climate change in his books, Inventing Atmospheric Science: Bjerknes, Rossby, Wexler, and the Foundations of Modern Meteorology, Historical Essays on Meteorology,and Callendar Effect.

Professor Paul Josephson

Prof. Paul Josephson is the author of Fish Sticks, Sports Bras, and Aluminum Cans: The Politics of Everyday Technologies and Lenin's Laureate: Zhores Alferov's Life in Communist Science. Josephson's texts are provocative, complex and offer striking conclusions regarding modern world history.

10% Happier

Nightline anchor and Colby College Alumni Dan Harris opens up about his on-air panic attack on Good Morning American and reveals what he did to help reduce the stress in his life in 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works--A True Story.

Colby Eight A Cappella

Get your groove on with music from the Colby Eight. From old time classics Lullaby of Broadway: A Cappella from The Colby Eight of 1963 and Try to Remember: A Cappella from The Colby Eight, 1955-1963 to modern hits Seven What?: A Cappella from The Colby Eight.

Intrigue and Betrayal at the Hotel Ritz

New York Times Best Selling Author and Colby College Clara C. Piper Associate Professor of English Tilar Mazzeo explores the history of Hotel Ritz on the Place Vendome. Set against the backdrop of 1940s Nazi occupied Paris, The Hotel on Place Vendome: Life, Death, and Betrayal at the Hotel Ritz in Paris reveals forbidden affairs and acts of defiance and treachery at one of the most luxurious hotels in the world.

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Friary '64, Richard
Friary '64 tells chemistry graduates how to find and why to take entry-level jobs in the pharmaceutical industry. It profiles drug businesses and details the work that B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. chemists do in drug discovery and development. It teaches applicants how to evaluate drug companies, job offers, and prospective bosses and specifies ways to create an employment network of informed insiders.
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Barber '78, Jennifer
Take Jennifer Barber: "Jennifer Barber's poems are sensual, attentive lyrics which move with a growing necessity and insight and surprise. I am grateful for this fine book." - Jean Valentine Take Mark Bibbins: "also has the courage to stop, to pin down the always irrational present moment, and the reader is eager to follow, to inhale its scathing or enticing perfume. Swerve's tire-marks announce the arrival of a brilliant young poet." -John Ashbery Take Maggie Nelson: "Maggie Nelson brings a deft and unflagging wit to her writing and her powers of invention never quit. I love the way all she says keeps moving, insistent, often abrasive, and always specific. Can it get any better? I don't think so!" - Robert Creeley
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Mayflower Hill: A History of Colby College Mayflower Hill: A History of Colby College
Smith, Earl H.
Written by College Historian and former Dean of the College Earl H. Smith, Mayflower Hill is a lively history of Colby College from its founding in 1813 to the present day. The book relates the history of the College within the greater contexts of both Waterville and of the social movements that have affected higher education in the past 200 years.

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