LIBRARY Readers ALERT no. 280 – Forever Diamonds

LIBRARY Readers ALERT: A Semi-monthly Service for Students


1. Tarlach, Gemma. “20 things you didn’t know about … diamonds,”
Discover (April 1, 2018)

Though diamonds may not be forever, this mineral is the hardest we know of, manifests as rain inside some gas planets and, in Renaissance folklore, was considered an amulet to ward off madness.

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2. Aguirre, Claudia. “The effects of sleep deprivation,”
TED (November, 2015)

In the United States, it’s estimated that 30 percent of adults and 66 percent of adolescents are regularly sleep-deprived. This isn’t just a minor inconvenience: staying awake can cause serious bodily harm. Aguirre shows what happens to your body and brain when you skip sleep.


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Amazing interview answers : 44 tough interview questions with 88 winning answer

Job interviews are less stressful than you think if you go well prepared. Look here for tips that help you stand out from other competing candidates. Interviewers may also learn how to ask probing questions and assess desirable traits from this Kindle ebook. Please ask for Kindle L at the Circulation counter.


Porcelain and Painting (瓷緣‧畫意)

Chao Shao-an (趙少昂) and Yang Shanshen (楊善深), both masters of the Lingnan School of painting, were close friends who created works of art together. You will see how the two masters carried out their artistic dialogue in these joint paintings on paper and porcelain, and how they brought their own signature style from one medium to another.


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