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Top Rosen Reads

Posted on: Sep 29, 2010 @ 3:31:25 pm

Looking for a good book to read? We've got new fiction titles, as well as books related to tourism and hospitality topics. Stop by the library and check them out!


  • Earth (the Book): A Visitor’s Guide to the Human Race by John Stewart
    “Where do we come from? Who created us? Why are we here? These questions have puzzled us since the dawn of time, but when it became apparent to Jon Stewart and the writers of The Daily Show that the world was about to end, they embarked on a massive mission to write a book that summed up the human race…” —Publisher’s Description

  • Fall of the Giants by Ken Follett
    “Amazon Best of the Month, September 2010: Welcome to the 20th century as you've never seen it. At over 1,000 pages, Fall of Giants delivers all the elements that fans of Ken Follett have come to treasure: historical accuracy, richly developed characters, and a sweeping yet intimate portrait of a past world that you'll fully inhabit before the first chapter is through.” —Amazon

  • Mini-Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
    “In the latest installment to the wildly popular Shopaholic series (Shopaholic and Baby; etc.), Rebecca Brandon returns with willful two-year-old Minnie, who has taken after her mother in her fierce determination and her addiction to luxury brands.” —Publisher’s Weekly

  • Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary by David Sedaris
    “Profoundly funny, well-crafted stories that somehow, magically, bring home a major point about fidelity or guilt or love." —Christian Science Monitor

  • Food Matters Cookbook: 500 Revolutionary Recipes for Better Living by Mark Bittman
    “...Provides a rational approach to eating that not only improves health but also helps the environment. Extolling the benefits of a plant-heavy diet, Bittman offers more than 500 healthful recipes that feature unprocessed fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and whole grains and reduce all types of meat to backup players." —Publisher’s Weekly Starred Review


  • Creating Experiences in the Experience Economy by Jon Sundbo and Per Darmer (Eds.)
    "Presenting diverse and innovative perspectives, the contributors discuss and present models for how experiences are designed, produced and distributed. With its cross-disciplinary approach to experience creation, this fascinating study will appeal to researchers and academics of business administration, services, culture and tourism." —Publisher’s Description

  • Eat Out! Restaurant Design and Food Experiences by Robert Klanten et al. (Eds.)
    "Restaurants, cafes and bars are exclusive spaces for relaxing and communication, designed to inspire a retreat from urban everyday life. Eat Out ! presents the best destinations and eating concepts in the most cutting-edge cities and at the same time sheds light on current trends and future developments in a thriving area of design." —Publisher’s Description

  • Event Management and Sustainability by Razaq Raj and James Musgrave (Eds.)
    "By looking at mega events, sports events, conferences and festivals, this book uses best practice case studies to illustrate sustainable management issues and practical considerations that managers need to apply, providing an essential reference for researchers and students in leisure and tourism." —Publisher’s Description

  • Food Around the World: A Cultural Perspective (3rd ed.) by Margaret McWilliams
    "Investigate what and how people eat as you explore the ways that geography and history have combined to shape the food patterns and cultures of countries and regions throughout the world. Examine how natural disasters, economics, and politics are contributing to food insecurity in many regions." —Publisher’s Description

  • Golf Tourism by Simon and Louise Hudson
    "Golf represents the largest sports-related travel market. It has been valued at US$20 billion with over 50 million golf tourists travelling the world to play on some of the estimated 32,000 courses. Golf Tourism is the first text for both students and practitioners of this vast and growing worldwide industry." —Publisher’s Description

  • Mouse That Roared: Disney and the End of Innocence by Henry A. Giroux and Grace Pollock
    "This highly critical examination of the Disney corporation explores the scope of influence that Disney has over the developing minds (and bodies) of children as it uses the facade of innocence and nostalgia marketing to promote consumerism over values such as reading and creative play, which are known to stimulate intelligence and social interaction better than the passive viewing of television and movies." —Booklist Starred Review

Looking for something else? These are just a few of the items we have recently acquired. To find other books in the Rosen Library's collection, search the UCF Library Catalog. For assistance, please Ask a Rosen Librarian!



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