Author Archives: Megan Heese

Aquatic Mammals Journal Review

Aquatic Mammals is the oldest peer-reviewed journal publishing papers on marine mammal science, studies of wild and captive animals, population dynamics, animal behavior, anatomy, taxonomy, and conservation, and veterinary medicine. It is a peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the European Association for Aquatic Mammals (EAAM), the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums (AMMPA), and the International Marine Animal Trainers’ Association (IMATA).

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The Use of Dust Jackets

The Technical Services Department in the Bellevue University Library works behind the scenes and is responsible for selecting, ordering, and processing materials that are added to the library collection. The Technical Services Department and the rest of the library staff want to make the process of finding the materials you need as easy and as streamlined as possible. One way we can ensure students and other patrons are able to find the materials they need is to retain the dust jackets on the hardcover books the library adds to the collection.

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DVD Review of “Coco”

The latest animated film from Disney/Pixar Animation Studios, “Coco,” is a celebration of music, family, and Mexican culture. The story revolves around Miguel Rivera, a twelve year old boy in Mexico whose greatest dream in life is to become a musician. He aspires to be just like his personal hero, the world-famous musician and film star, Ernesto de la Cruz. However, Miguel’s great-great-grandmother and her daughter were abandoned by her musician husband and, as a result, music has been strictly forbidden in his family for years. It is because of his family’s ban on music that Miguel lives his musical life in secret, learning to sing and play guitar while hiding his passion from his relatives who want him to go into the family business. Continue reading

Underground Railroad Book Review

The novel, “The Underground Railroad,” PS3573.H4768 U53 2016 by Colson Whitehead, chronicles the life of Cora, a slave girl in Georgia, in a time when America is young, when cotton is king and slave labor is a way of life in the south. Many readers will recall their first introduction to the historic Underground Railroad – and its role in the liberation of tens of thousands of slaves through a network of “underground” movements – as a figurative railroad transporting former captives throughout America to the Free States. Whitehead transforms the Underground Railroad we know into its most literal form, complete with subterranean tunnels with platforms for passengers awaiting locomotives, to usher them to their freedom in rickety boxcars. Continue reading