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GPU Pro: Advanced Rendering TechniquesEthnomathematicsEating, Drinking, Overthinking: The Toxic Triangle of Food, Alcohol, and Depression--And How Women Can Break FreeBios: Biopolitics and PhilosophyThrough the Patient's Eyes: Understanding and Promoting Patient-Centered CareReasoning and the Logic of Things: The Cambridge Conferences Lectures of 1898Computerized Patternmaking for Apparel ProductionPostsurgical Rehabilitation Guidelines for the Orthopedic Clinician [With DVD-ROM]Consider PhilosophyDue Diligence for Global Deal Making: The Definitive Guide to Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Financings, aBatman Black & WhiteA Century of Dishonor: The Classic Expose of the Plight of the Native AmericansGabriel FaureThe List Poem: A Guide to Teaching & Writing Catalog VerseCambodian Cooking: A Humanitarian Project in Collaboration with ACT for CambodiaMy Best Games of Chess, 1908?1937New York for Sale: Community Planning Confronts Global Real EstateSahib: The British Soldier in India 1750 1914Santa Biblia-RVR 1960: Mi Dia Con Dios: Pensamientos Devocionales Para la MujerEastward Ho!: Chapman, Jonson and MarstonThe Official Forensic Files CasebookSacagawea's Nickname: Essays on the American WestHiking Mississippi: A Guide to 50 of the State's Greatest Hiking Adventures50 Secrets of the Longest Living People with DiabetesThe Legend of Sigurd and GudrunThe Marines of Montford Point: America's First Black MarinesNikolai GogolGlee: Music from the Fox Television ShowRat Scabies and the Holy Grail: Can a Punk Rock Legend Find What Monty Python Couldn't?Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed [With CD (Audio)]Literary New OrleansDeadpool - Volume 5World Scriptures: An Introduction to Comparative ReligionsListening in: Radio and the American ImaginationThe Directors: Take OneWhy I Left the Amish: A MemoirManagefirst: Hospitality and Restaurant Management with Answer SheetBattleground Berlin: CIA vs. KGB in the Cold WarRethinking the Sylph Rethinking the Sylph Rethinking the Sylph Rethinking the Sylph Rethinking the S: New Perspectives on the RomaCobbett's Cyclopedic Survey of Chamber Music. 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(Facsimile of First Edition).Tudor EnglandEuropean Cinema ReaderSecrets of Conjuring and Magic: Or How to Become a WizardAfrica: Diversity and DevelopmentThe Everyday Life ReaderTalent Management Systems: Best Practices in Technology Solutions for Recruitment, Retention and Workforce PlanningModern Syntax: A CoursebookWritten on the Body: The Tattoo in European and American HistoryImmigration Amer Diversity PControlling Institutions: International Organizations and the Global EconomyFilmer: 'Patriarcha' and Other WritingsParty Ideologies in America, 1828 1996Children of the StreetsHierarchical Modelling for the Environmental Sciences: Statistical Methods and ApplicationsArchitectural Graphic Standards for Residential Construction: The Architect's and Builder's Guide to Design, Planning, and ConstruTheories of Sexual OffendingIndian Society and the Making of the British EmpireStrategic Management for Hospitality and TourismComparative Osteology: A Laboratory and Field Guide of Common North American AnimalsNaming Rights: Legacy Gifts & Corporate MoneyThe Spirit StoneThe Thought of Thomas AquinasShari'a: Theory, Practice, TransformationsDid Marco Polo Go to China?The Economics of EarningsSurprised by Sin: The Reader in Paradise Lost, Second EditionMoral Luck: Philosophical Papers 1973 1980Power Without Persuasion: The Politics of Direct Presidential ActionHegel: Philosophy of MindPublic Sector Auditing: Is It Value for Money?Java Enterprise in a NutshellPioneer Urbanites: A Social and Cultural History of Black San FranciscoPurification of Laboratory ChemicalsThe Environment in Anthropology: A Reader in Ecology, Culture, and Sustainable LivingLessing: Philosophical and Theological WritingsProfit Mapping: A Tool for Aligning Operations with Future Profit and PerformanceWhat Makes Biology Unique?: Considerations on the Autonomy of a Scientific DisciplineCaring for God's PeopleAmerican PrayerThe Art of Being a Scientist: A Guide for Graduate Students and Their MentorsGalatians: A CommentaryHuman Rights, Inc.: The World Novel, Narrative Form, and International LawParty, State, and Society in the Russian Civil WarTheories of CultureGermany and the Two World WarsThe Causes, Course and Outcomes of World War TwoIceman: Uncovering the Life & Times of a Prehistoric Man Found in an Alpine GlacierAn Introduction to Childhood: Anthropological Perspectives on Children's LivesLSD, Spirituality, and the Creative Process: Based on the Groundbreaking Research of Oscar Janiger, M.D.Crossed BladesProject Management for Small Business: A Streamlined Approach from Planning to CompletionPlace: New PoemsStrange ArmorThe Lord ReignsStomp and Swerve: American Music Gets Hot, 1843-1924My Uncle Keith DiedAftermath: World Trade Center ArchiveMy First Bilingual Book - Numbers (English-Somali)Living DangerouslyThe Library of Shadows


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GPU Pro: Advanced Rendering Techniques

Product : GPU Pro: Advanced Rendering Techniques
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : This new book series covers essential tools and techniques for programming the graphics processing unit. Brought to you by Wolfgang Engel and the same team of editors who made the ShaderX series a success, this volume covers advanced rendering techniques, engine design, GPGPU techniques, related mathematical techniques, and game postmortems. A special emphasis is placed on handheld programming to account for the increased importance of graphics on mobile devices, especially the iPhone and iPod touch. Example programs and source code can be downloaded here.
**** PRICE: USD 72.43
Author : Engel, Wolfgang
Publisher : AK Peters
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Ethnomathematics

Product : Ethnomathematics
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : In this truly one-of-a-kind book, Ascher introduces the mathematical ideas of people in traditional, or small-scale, cultures often omitted from discussion of mathematics. Topics such as Numbers: Words and Symbols, Tracing Graphs in the Sand, The Logic of Kin Relations, Chance and Strategy in Games and Puzzles, and The Organization and Modeling of Space are traced in various cultures including the Inuit, Navajo, and Iroquois of North America; the Inca of South America; the Malekula, Warlpiri, Maori, and Caroline Islanders of Oceania, and the Tshokwe, Bushoong, and Kpelle of Africa. As Ascher explores mathematical ideas involving numbers, logic, spatial configuration, and the organization of these into systems and structures, readers gain both a broader understanding and anappreciation for the idease of other peoples.
**** PRICE: USD 68.07
Author : Ascher, Marcia / Ascher, M.
Publisher : CRC Press
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Eating, Drinking, Overthinking: The Toxic Triangle of Food, Alcohol, and Depression--And How Women Can Break Free

Product : Eating, Drinking, Overthinking: The Toxic Triangle of Food, Alcohol, and Depression--And How Women Can Break Free
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : A noted expert on women and depression offers a guide to balancing women's relationship to eating, alcohol, and overthinking Based on extensive original research, "Eating, Drinking, Overthinking" is the first book to show women how they can navigate the often painful and destructive worlds of the title. While it is widely known that women suffer from depression in disproportionately large numbers, what is less well known is the extent to which many women use food and alcohol to regulate their moods. Integrating the insights of her popular first book, Women Who Think Too Much, Yale psychologist Susan Nolen-Hoeksema has written a pathbreaking and highly readable account of the ways in which eating, drinking, and overthinking, can wreak havoc on women's emotional well-being, physical health, relationships, and careers. As "Eating, Drinking, Overthinking" reveals, the coping strategies that lead women into the "toxic triangle" can be turned around to guide them out of it. Instead of letting negative thoughts gain the advantage, Nolen-Hoeksema provides exercises to help women manage their thoughts and maintain a balanced perspective.
**** PRICE: USD 21.44
Author : Nolen-Hoeksema, Susan
Publisher : Owl Books (NY)
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Bios: Biopolitics and Philosophy

Product : Bios: Biopolitics and Philosophy
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Roberto Esposito is one of the most prolific and important exponents of contemporary Italian political theory. Bios"-his first book to be translated into English-builds on two decades of highly regarded thought, including his thesis that the modern individual-with all of its civil and political rights as well as its moral powers-is an attempt to attain immunity from the contagion of the extraindividual, namely, the community. In Bios, "Esposito applies such a paradigm of immunization to the analysis of the radical transformation of the political into biopolitics. Bios" discusses the origins and meanings of biopolitical discourse, demonstrates why none of the categories of modern political thought is useful for completely grasping the essence of biopolitics, and reconstructs the negative biopolitical core of Nazism. Esposito suggests that the best contemporary response to the current deadly version of biopolitics is to understand what could make up the elements of a positive biopolitics-a politics of life rather than a politics of mastery and negation of life. In his introduction, Timothy Campbell situates Esposito's arguments within American and European thinking on biopolitics. A comprehensive, illuminating, and highly original treatment of a critically important topic, Bios "introduces an English-reading public to a philosophy that will critically impact such wide-ranging current debates as stem cell research, euthanasia, and the war on terrorism. Roberto Esposito teaches contemporary philosophy at the Italian Institute for the Human Sciences in Naples. His books include Categorie dell impolitico, Nove pensieri sulla politica, Communitas: orgine e destino della comunita, " and Immunitas: protezione e negazione della vita." Timothy Campbell is associate professor of Italian studies in the Department of Romance Studies at Cornell University and the author of Wireless Writing in the Age of Marconi" (Minnesota, 2006).
**** PRICE: USD 21.39
Author : Esposito, Roberto / Campbell, Timothy
Publisher : University of Minnesota Press
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Through the Patient's Eyes: Understanding and Promoting Patient-Centered Care

Product : Through the Patient's Eyes: Understanding and Promoting Patient-Centered Care
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Sponsored by the Picker/Commonwealth Program for Patient-Centered Care In this comprehensive, research-based look at the experiences and needs of patients, the authors explore models of care that can make hospitalization more humane. Through the Patient's Eyes provides insights into why some hospitals are more patient-centered than others; how physicians can become more involved in patient-centered quality efforts; and how patient-centered quality can be integrated into health care policy, standards, and regulations. The authors show how, by bringing the patient's perspective to the design and delivery of health services, providers can improve their ability to meet patient's needs and enhance the quality of care.
**** PRICE: USD 57.29
Author : Gerteis, Margaret / Edgman-Levitan, Susan / Daley, Jennifer
Publisher : Jossey-Bass
Tags: Through the Patient's Eyes: Understanding and Promoting Patient-Centered Care Gerteis, Margaret / Edgman-Levitan, Susan / Daley, Jennifer

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Reasoning and the Logic of Things: The Cambridge Conferences Lectures of 1898

Product : Reasoning and the Logic of Things: The Cambridge Conferences Lectures of 1898
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Charles Sanders Peirce (1839-1914) was an American philosopher, physicist, mathematician, and the founder of pragmatism. Despire his importance in the history of philosophy, a unified statment of his thought has been unavailable. With this publication, readers at long last are offered the philosopher's only known, complete, and coherent account of his own work. Originally delivered as the Cambridge Conferences Lectures of 1898, "Reasoning and the Logic of Things" is the most accessible and thorough introduction to Peirce's mature thought to be found within the compass of a single book. Beginning with an explanation of the nature of philosophy, Peirce proceeds to illustrate his claim that mathematics provides the foundation of our logic and metaphysics. We find here the clearest formulation of an idea present in Peirce's thought since the 1860s, the distinction between three kinds of reasoning: induction, deduction, and retroduction. Then follows an introduction to Peirce's chief logical doctrines, as well as his attempts to provide a classification of the sciences, a theory of categories, and a theory of science. In conclusion, turning from "reasoning" to the "logic of things," Peirce called for an evolutionary cosmology to explain the reality of laws and described the kinds of reasoning he employed in developing this cosmology. At the urging of his friend William James, Peirce made an uncharacteristic effort in these lectures to present his ideas in terms intelligible to a general audience--those without advanced training in logic and philosophy. The introductory materials by Ketner and Putman add to the volume's lucidity. Consequently, this book will be a valuable source for readers outside of the circle of Peirce specialists.
**** PRICE: USD 59.40
Author : Peirce, Charles Sanders / Ketner, Kenneth Laine
Publisher : Harvard University Press
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Computerized Patternmaking for Apparel Production

Product : Computerized Patternmaking for Apparel Production
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : - Starting Gerber/AccuMark - Pockets and Tabs - Handkerchief Skirt - Jean Skirt - Pleat Skirt - All About Darts - Camisole - Revere Jacket - Man-tailored Shirt - Alterations - Essentials - Cargo Pant - Eight Gore Skirt - Ruffle Dress - Alterations (2) - Creating a Grade Rule Table - Applying Grade Rules - Digitizing - Model, Order, Order Processing - Marker Making - Each lesson includes step-by-step instructions, a technical design sketch, a table of thumbnail pattern images that comprise the model to be made from the lessons instructions, and a photo of the sample that the student is expected to make - Assignments include industry specific forms such as the Technical Design Sketch, Cutter's Must, and Technical Spec Sheets - Appendix includes Career Paths in Fashion and Web sites to Explore - Instructor's Guide includes a CD with all the slopers, rule tables, parameters and settings referred to in the book - PowerPoint Presentation provides outlines and ideas for lectures, compatible with PC and Mac platforms
**** PRICE: USD 118.99
Author : Nugent, Laura
Publisher : Fairchild Publications
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Postsurgical Rehabilitation Guidelines for the Orthopedic Clinician [With DVD-ROM]

Product : Postsurgical Rehabilitation Guidelines for the Orthopedic Clinician [With DVD-ROM]
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Designed to help therapists provide post-surgical rehabilitation based on best practices and evidence-based research, this comprehensive reference presents effective guidelines for postsurgical rehabilitation interventions. Its authoritative material is drawn from the most current literature in the field as well as contributions from expert physical therapists, occupational therapists, and athletic trainers affiliated with the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS). A DVD accompanies the book, featuring over 60 minutes of video of patients demonstrating various therapeutic excercises spanning the different phases of postsurgical rehabilitation. Examples include hand therapy procedures, working with post-surgical patients with cerebral palsy, sports patient injuries, and pediatric procedures for disorders such as torticollis.
**** PRICE: USD 116.99
Author : Cioppa-Mosca, JeMe / Cahill, Janet B. / Tucker, Carmen Young
Publisher : C.V. Mosby
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Consider Philosophy

Product : Consider Philosophy
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Offering a balance of theory and applications and a mix of text and readings, "Consider Philosophy" begins with chapters covering philosophical theory, each of which is followed by related, classical readings. Featuring selections from the world's most influential philosophers, this combination of primary texts and explanatory pedagogy presents the material in a clear, accessible way that does not sacrifice rigor. Making connections among different philosophical theories throughout, the text helps students to engage the subject matter and apply theories to important contemporary philosophical issues.
**** PRICE: USD 108.62
Author : Waller, Bruce N.
Publisher : Prentice Hall
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Due Diligence for Global Deal Making: The Definitive Guide to Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Financings, a

Product : Due Diligence for Global Deal Making: The Definitive Guide to Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Financings, a
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Companies of all sizes have been initiating international transactions--mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and private placements--in record numbers. Targeted due diligence is crucial to effectively research, value, and complete these complex deals. With an evolving climate of uncertainty and new, unpredictable threats to business, it is more essential than ever before. "Due Diligence for Global Deal Making" is an invaluable guidebook for companies trying to capitalize on the opportunities in both developed and emerging cross-border markets. All too often global transactions fail to meet the parties' expectations, and the leading culprit is inadequate due diligence. Especially when the target partner lacks a financial performance track record and significant assets, expanding businesses must answer difficult questions, such as: Why (if at all) do this deal? What are the rules going in, and what happens if things go wrong? Where are the tax, legal, financial, and operational traps, and what are the opportunities? This book provides what's needed to avoid devastating mistakes and to master the steps that ensure success: Expert analysis, insights, and strategies from experienced practitioners and leading authorities in cross-border matters In-depth coverage of critical topics decision makers need to understand in order to succeed in cross-border transactions--from corporate planning to operational, financial, legal, tax, accounting, and people/organizational considerations Best practices of corporate investors and professional advisers in conducting critical due diligence Noted experts discuss critical topics corporate executives--and all those involved with their company's legal, operational, accounting, and tax matters--need to know to successfully complete complex global transactions today.
**** PRICE: USD 84.53
Author : Rosenbloom, Arthur H.
Publisher : Bloomberg Press
Tags: Due Diligence for Global Deal Making: The Definitive Guide to Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Financings, and Strategic Allianc Rosenbloom, Arthur H.

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Batman Black & White

Product : Batman Black & White
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : An artistic masterpiece of storytelling and imagery, BATMAN: BLACK & WHITE VOL. 2 gathers an assortment of award-winning creators to craft dark and engaging tales of Gotham's sworn protector. The second in an anthology series, this noir-flavored volume craftily utilizes the stark contrast of pure black and white illustrations to capture the depth and intensity of the Darkknight Detective. Featuring 21 short stories and a beautiful gallery of sketches and fine art, this visually powerful book depicts Batman in a style and fashion that is truly evocative of his dark legend.
**** PRICE: USD 17.68
Author : DC Comics
Publisher : DC Comics
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A Century of Dishonor: The Classic Expose of the Plight of the Native Americans

Product : A Century of Dishonor: The Classic Expose of the Plight of the Native Americans
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : T his monumental study chronicles the maltreatment of Indians as far back as the American Revolution. Focusing mainly on the Delaware and the Cheyenne, the text reveals a succession of broken treaties, the government's forced removal of tribes from choice lands, and other examples of inhuman treatment of the nation's 300,000 Indians.
**** PRICE: USD 17.74
Author : Jackson, Helen Hunt
Publisher : Dover Publications
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Gabriel Faure

Product : Gabriel Faure
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Gabriel Faure (1845 -- 1924) is one of the best-loved French composers of his era: works such as the Requiem, Pavane and the Cantique de Jean Racine are perennial favourites. Faure has often been thought of as a somewhat unworldly individual; this book, however, clearly reveals his ambition and decisiveness. Born in southern France and educated at the Ecole Niedermeyer rather than the powerful Paris Conservatoire, he struggled to achieve recognition from France's musical establishment, which deemed him a dangerous outsider. His music, with its unique blend of vigour and restraint, sensuality and purity, served to inspire a new generation of French composers. This stimulating biography is the first to give equal weight to Faure's private and public lives: while professionally he eventually achieved recognition as a composer and as an influential composition teacher, is his personal life he struggled against depression, an unsatisfactory marriage and, later, devastating deafness.
**** PRICE: USD 17.18
Author : Duchen, Jessica
Publisher : Phaidon Press
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The List Poem: A Guide to Teaching & Writing Catalog Verse

Product : The List Poem: A Guide to Teaching & Writing Catalog Verse
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : The list or catalog poem is one of the simplest ways for beginners to approach the writing of free verse. In order to help teachers use this form as a tool in the classroom, Fagin's seminal guide defines list poetry, traces its lineage to ancient times, and offers writing ideas, teaching advice, and samples of student poems.
**** PRICE: USD 19.91
Author : Fagin, Larry
Publisher : Teachers & Writers Collaborative
Tags: The List Poem: A Guide to Teaching & Writing Catalog Verse Fagin, Larry

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Cambodian Cooking: A Humanitarian Project in Collaboration with ACT for Cambodia

Product : Cambodian Cooking: A Humanitarian Project in Collaboration with ACT for Cambodia
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : New cookbooks on Asian cuisines are much easier to find now than in years past. However, it's still nearly impossible to find a useful cookbook that focuses on the foods of Cambodia. Now, for the first time "Cambodian Cooking" brings a previously untapped culinary tradition to the table for everyone to enjoy. Influenced over the years by a wide variety of cooking styles, the food of Cambodia presents a particularly broad range of flavors to surprise the palate and stimulate the taste buds. Salty and sweet, downright bitter and sour go hand in hand or are blended subtly, sometimes within a single dish, to create a deliciously harmonious and original result. The recipes included feature favorites such as Curry Fish Cakes, ConsommT with Caramelized Beef and Star Anise, Stir-fried Chicken with Chilies and Cashews and Banana Sesame Fritters. Also included is an ingredients section that includes the Cambodian names as well as the Vietnamese or Thai names of the ingredients whenever necessary for ease of shopping. Take a chance and try a whole new cooking experience with "Cambodian Cooking"
**** PRICE: USD 19.94
Author : Riviere, Joannes / De Bourgknecht, Dominique / Lallemand, David
Publisher : Periplus Editions
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My Best Games of Chess, 1908?1937

Product : My Best Games of Chess, 1908?1937
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : One of chess's great inventive geniuses presents his 220 best games, with fascinating personal accounts of the dazzling victories that made him a legend. Includes historic matches against Capablanca, Euwe, and Bogoljubov. Alekhine's penetrating commentary on strategy, tactics--and a revealing memoir. Numerous diagrams. Approx.
**** PRICE: USD 18.87
Author : Alekhine, Alexander
Publisher : Dover Publications
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New York for Sale: Community Planning Confronts Global Real Estate

Product : New York for Sale: Community Planning Confronts Global Real Estate
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Winner, 2009 Paul Davidoff award given by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) Remarkably, grassroots-based community planning flourishes in New York City--the self-proclaimed "real estate capital of the world"--with at least seventy community plans for different neighborhoods throughout the city. Most of these were developed during fierce struggles against gentrification, displacement, and environmental hazards, and most got little or no support from government. In fact, community-based plans in New York far outnumber the land-use plans produced by government agencies. In "New York for Sale, " Tom Angotti tells some of the stories of community planning in New York City: how activists moved beyond simple protests and began to formulate community plans to protect neighborhoods against urban renewal, real estate mega-projects, gentrification, and environmental hazards. Angotti, both observer of and longtime participant in New York community planning, focuses on the close relationships among community planning, political strategy, and control over land. After describing the political economy of New York City real estate, its close ties to global financial capital, and the roots of community planning in social movements and community organizing, Angotti turns to specifics. He tells of two pioneering plans forged in reaction to urban renewal plans (including the first community plan in the city, the 1961 Cooper Square Alternate Plan--a response to a Robert Moses urban renewal scheme); struggles for environmental justice, including battles over incinerators, sludge, and garbage; plans officially adopted by the city; and plans dominated by powerful real estate interests. Finally, Angotti proposes strategies for progressive, inclusive community planning not only for New York City but for anywhere that neighborhoods want to protect themselves and their land. "New York for Sale" teaches the empowering lesson that community plans can challenge market-driven development even in global cities with powerful real estate industries.
**** PRICE: USD 18.87
Author : Angotti, Tom / Marcuse, Peter
Publisher : MIT Press (MA)
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Sahib: The British Soldier in India 1750 1914

Product : Sahib: The British Soldier in India 1750 1914
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : From bestselling author of Tommy and Redcoat, the rich history of the British soldier in India from Clive to the end of empire considered to be the jewel in Britain s imperial crown. Sahib is a broad and sweeping military history of the British soldier in India, but its focus, like that of Tommy and Redcoat before it, will be on the men who served in India and the women who followed them across that vast and dusty continent, bore their children, and, all too often, mopped their brows as they died. The book begins with the remarkable story of India's rise from commercial enclave to great Empire, from Clive s victory of Plassey, through the imperial wars of the 18th-century and the Afghan and Sikh Wars of the 1840s, through the bloody turmoil of the Mutiny, and the frontier campaigns at the century s end. With its focus on the experience of ordinary soldiers, Sahib explains to us why soldiers of the Raj had joined the army, how they got to India and what they made of it when they arrived. The book examines Indian soldiering in peace and war, from Kipling s snoring barrack room to storming parties assaulting mighty fortresses, cavalry swirling across open plains, and khaki columns inching their way between louring hills. Making full use of extensive and often neglected archive material in the India Office Library and National Army Museum, Sahib will do for the British soldier in India whether serving a local ruler, forming part of the Indian army, or soldiering with a British regiment what Tommy has done for the ordinary soldier in World War I.
**** PRICE: USD 18.94
Author : Holmes, Richard
Publisher : Harper Perennial
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Santa Biblia-RVR 1960: Mi Dia Con Dios: Pensamientos Devocionales Para la Mujer

Product : Santa Biblia-RVR 1960: Mi Dia Con Dios: Pensamientos Devocionales Para la Mujer
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : For WomanIf you are a young mother or a grandmother, single or married, you will enjoy the attractive 'Woman's Devotional Bible'. Each day of the week, from Monday to Friday you can read a passage of the Bible with a devotional message that will help you in your spiritual growth. On the weekends, you will find poems, filled with suggestions for Biblical reading, that will help you walk with Jesus.By WomenAlmost all of the devotionals were written by Hispanic women, known in their countries by their testimony and their service to the Lord. Like you, they wake up every morning to start a new day of activities and growth opportunities. They know that women need words of hope. That it is what is expressed in these meditations.About WomenLove, the home, the kids, work, the church, friends, the community, all are in the world of a woman. That is why the 'Woman's Devotional Bible' shows the perspective from the Word of God for the different areas that woman deal with today. In the devotional you will find hope, strength, inspiration and understanding for the problems in life.Also the 'Women's Devotional Bible' is easy to read and it has a reading plan that will help you read the Bible from beginning to end in one year.
**** PRICE: USD 18.90
Author : Zondervan Publishing
Publisher : Vida Publishers
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Eastward Ho!: Chapman, Jonson and Marston

Product : Eastward Ho!: Chapman, Jonson and Marston
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : This edition of "Eastward Ho " is the most authoritative and reliable to date. It has a text more accurate than any other and an extensive introduction that examines the relationship between the three authors and the problem of their collaboration. R. W. Van Fossen takes a fresh look at the question of the printing of the first quarto, provides a full stage history, and, most important, presents a critical interpretation of the play that takes account of its historical, social and theatrical context.
**** PRICE: USD 19.23
Author : Van Fossen / Chapman, George / Jonson, Ben
Publisher : Manchester University Press
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The Official Forensic Files Casebook

Product : The Official Forensic Files Casebook
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : T"he Official Forensic Files Casebook is an original trade paperback from the producers of THE FORENSIC FILES, one of the most popular shows on television, and the signature series of COURT TV. Forensics is fast becoming a cultural phenomenon, and FORENSIC FILES, a real-life CSI, helps feed the national obsession. Each episode is an actual investigation, and viewers watch over the shoulder of high-tech detectives as they use science to solve the unsolvable. "The Official Forensic Files Casebook will bring readers behind the scenes of the show, tell about cases that have never been shown as exclusives for the reader, talk about the major breakthroughs(and blunders) of Forensic Science, discuss some of the pioneers of Forensic Science, and dramatically presents the cutting-edge forensics research that will help solve crimes in ways we can't even imagine today.
**** PRICE: USD 12.42
Author : Dowling, Paul / Sherry, Vince
Publisher : ibooks
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Sacagawea's Nickname: Essays on the American West

Product : Sacagawea's Nickname: Essays on the American West
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : New in paperback What was achieved and destroyed, what was made up and forgotten in the American West as the continent was mapped, the natives were displaced, and exploits were transformed into legends? In this acclaimed collection, Larry McMurtry profiles explorers and martyrs, hucksters and scholars--figures in the West's enduring yet ever-shifting mixture of myth and reality. In these twelve pieces, McMurtry explores John Wesley Powell's journey on the Colorado, the dispossession of the Five Civilized Tribes, the fascination the Zuni held over a parade of unscrupulous anthropologists, and--in the bicentennial of their journey--the journals of Lewis and Clark, "our only really American epic."
**** PRICE: USD 13.42
Author : McMurtry, Larry
Publisher : New York Review of Books
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Hiking Mississippi: A Guide to 50 of the State's Greatest Hiking Adventures

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Description : "Hiking Mississippi" details fifty hikes in the Magnolia State, from the Coldwater Nature Trail near the Tennessee state line to the boardwalks at Davis Bayou on the Gulf Coast. Specific emphasis is placed on the most scenic destinations and the unique places that make Mississippi so special--places like rocky Bear Creek, the waterfalls of Clark Creek Natural Area, and the crest of Little Mountain.
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Author : Molloy, Johnny
Publisher : FalconGuide
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50 Secrets of the Longest Living People with Diabetes

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Description : The latest scientific research confirms that you can live well and long with diabetes without suffering from its more devastating health complications. Whether you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, you have the ability to improve the quality and length of your life through physical activity, a positive mental outlook, and certain diabetes tools and medications. Now, the longest living people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes share the secrets that have helped them achieve longevity and wellness. From interviews with more than fifty people who have thrived with the condition for as many as 84 years, diabetes authorities Drs. Colberg and Edelman distill their lifelong habits into fifty user-friendly, easy-to-adopt secrets. Featuring profiles of ten people who have each lived an average of 65 years with diabetes and practical advice for incorporating each secret into your daily life, this invaluable resource will inform, inspire, and motivate you to live well--and fully--to 90 and beyond. Find out what some of the secrets are: - Live first and be diabetic second - Know your numbers and assume nothing - Have kids if you want to - Erase your mistakes with exercise No matter what type of diabetes you have, you control the ability to escape serious complications (or control the ones you may have) and add years, if not decades, to your life.
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Author : Colberg, Sheri R. / Edelman, Steven V.
Publisher : Marlowe & Company
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The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun

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Description : Many years ago, J.R.R. Tolkien composed his own version of the great legend of Northern antiquity, recounted here in "The Legend of Sigurd and "Gudrun"." In the "Lay of the Volsungs" is told the ancestry of the great hero Sigurd, the slayer of Fafnir, most celebrated of dragons; of his awakening of the Valkyrie Brynhild, who slept surrounded by a wall of fire, and of their betrothal; and of his coming to the court of the great princes who were named the Niflungs (or Nibelungs), with whom he entered into blood-brotherhood. In scenes of dramatic intensity, of confusion of identity, thwarted passion, jealousy, and bitter strife, the tragedy of Sigurd and Brynhild, of Gunnar the Niflung and Gudrun his sister, mounts to its end in the murder of Sigurd, the suicide of Brynhild, and the despair of Gudrun. The "Lay of Gudrun" recounts her fate after the death of Sigurd, her marriage against her will to the mighty Atli, ruler of the Huns (the Attila of history), his murder of her brothers, and her hideous revenge.
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Author : Tolkien, J. R. R. / Tolkien, Christopher
Publisher : Mariner Books
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The Marines of Montford Point: America's First Black Marines

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Description : With an executive order from President Franklin Roosevelt in 1941, the United States Marine Corps--the last all-white branch of the U.S. military--was forced to begin recruiting and enlisting African Americans. The first black recruits received basic training at the segregated Camp Montford Point, adjacent to Camp Lejeune, near Jacksonville, North Carolina. Between 1942 and 1949 (when the base was closed as a result of President Truman's 1948 order fully desegregating all military forces) more than 20,000 men trained at Montford Point, most of them going on to serve in the Pacific Theatre in World War II as members of support units. This book, in conjunction with the documentary film of the same name, tells the story of these Marines for the first time. Drawing from interviews with 60 veterans, "The Marines of Montford Point" relates the experiences of these pioneers in their own words. From their stories, we learn about their reasons for enlisting; their arrival at Montford Point and the training they received there; their lives in a segregated military and in the Jim Crow South; their experiences of combat and service in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam; and their legacy. The Marines speak with flashes of anger and humor, sometimes with sorrow, sometimes with great wisdom, and always with a pride fostered by incredible accomplishment in the face of adversity. This book serves to recognize and to honor the men who desegregated the Marine Corps and loyally served their country in three major wars.
**** PRICE: USD 15.76
Author : Greene, Jack P. / McLaurin, Melton A.
Publisher : University of North Carolina Press
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Nikolai Gogol

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Description : This biography begins with Gogol's death and ends with his birth, an inverted structure typical of both Gogol and Nabokov. The biographer proceeds to establish the relationship between Gogol and his novels, especially with regard to "nose-consciousness," a peculiar feature of Russian life and letters, which finds its apotheosis in Gogol's own life and prose. There are moreexpressions and proverbs concerning the nose in Russian than in any other language in the world. Nabokov's style in this biography is comic, but as always leads to serious issues in this case, an appreciation of the distinctive "sense of the physical" inherent in Gogol's work. Nabokov describes how Gogol's life and literature mingled, and explains the structure and style of Gogol's prose in terms of the novelist's life.
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Author : Nabokov, Vladimir
Publisher : New Directions Publishing Corporation
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Glee: Music from the Fox Television Show

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Description : Sixteen songs featured in the hit FOX sitcom, all in our world-famous notation Includes: Alone * Dancing with Myself * Defying Gravity * Don't Stop Believin' * Endless Love * Imagine * Jump * Keep Holding On * Lean on Me * Proud Mary * Somebody to Love * Sweet Caroline * Taking Chances * True Colors * and more.
**** PRICE: USD 8.22
Author : Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
Publisher : Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
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Rat Scabies and the Holy Grail: Can a Punk Rock Legend Find What Monty Python Couldn't?

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Description : Christopher Dawes lives in a quiet English village. His neighbor is Rat Scabies, former drummer with the Damned, best noted for setting his drums on fire while still playing them at a live concert. Life with Rat as a neighbor isn't run-of-the-mill, but things turn even stranger when Rat announces that he (and Christopher) are going on a search for the Holy Grail. The saga begins in Rennes-le-Chateau in France, where in 1891 a local priest discovered a treasure whose mystery remains unsolved. Once Christopher and Rat have written a list of things to do ("Buy metal detectors "), they need only unravel a tale involving the Cathars, the Knights Templar, the Man in the Iron Mask, and Louis XIV--and along the way, visit Paris, Rome, Glastonbury, and Tintagel--and perhaps join the Masons (Rat thinks they know something). The legend of the Holy Grail is far from unknown, but this is the first time the quest has been given the punk rock treatment. Rat Scabies and the Holy Grail is a psychedelic, Pythonesque road trip, a testimony to the sometimes odd nature of friendship, and a rich historical yarn.
**** PRICE: USD 7.59
Author : Dawes, Christopher
Publisher : Thunder's Mouth Press
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Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed [With CD (Audio)]

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Description : As soon as they say good night to Mama, the five little monkeys start to jump on their bed. But trouble lies ahead as, one by one, they fall off and hurt themselves.
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Author : Christelow, Eileen
Publisher : Clarion Books
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Literary New Orleans

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Description : New Orleans is a melting pot that has been stirred by French, Spanish, African, and Caribbean influences. Once the fourth-largest city in America and largest city in the South, the Crescent City embodies many contradictions. It is at once a nationally-treasured architectural museum and a mix of odd decay and free-spirited play. In Literary New Orleans, the city rightfully claims its place as city whose writers are to be celebrated.
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Author : Long, Judy / Brady, Patricia
Publisher : Hill Street Press
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Deadpool - Volume 5

Product : Deadpool - Volume 5
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Description : Deadpool's been described as many things over the years, but "trendsetter"? That's a new one. Here he is, trying to get his hero on and guess what? Suddenly, everyone else is, too Seems like everyone's wanting to jump on the Deadpool bandwagon lately, doesn't it?Collecting: Deadpool #23-26
**** PRICE: USD 5.62
Author : Way, Daniel / Barberi, Carlo
Publisher : Marvel Comics
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World Scriptures: An Introduction to Comparative Religions

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Description : A guidebook to the primary sacred source materials of the classical, living religions of the world.
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Author : Kramer, Kenneth
Publisher : Paulist Press
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Listening in: Radio and the American Imagination

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Description : Few inventions evoke such nostalgia, such deeply personal and vivid memories as radio-from Amos 'n' Andy and Edward R. Murrow to Wolfman Jack and Howard Stern. Listening In is the first in-depth history of how radio culture and content have kneaded and expanded the American psyche. But Listening In is more than a history. It is also a reconsideration of what listening to radio has done to American culture in the twentieth century and how it has brought a completely new auditory dimension to our lives. Susan Douglas explores how listening has altered our day-to-day experiences and our own generational identities, cultivating different modes of listening in different eras; how radio has shaped our views of race, gender roles, ethnic barriers, family dynamics, leadership, and the generation gap. With her trademark wit, Douglas has created an eminently readable cultural history of radio. "Douglas's wonderful book offers a sophisticated history of radio listening." -Journal of American History Susan J. Douglas is professor of communication studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and author of Where the Girls Are: Growing Up Female with the Mass Media.
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Author : Douglas, Susan J.
Publisher : University of Minnesota Press
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The Directors: Take One

Product : The Directors: Take One
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Description : In this fascinating series, today's most acclaimed film directors reveal intimate details of their most influential work and unique approaches to their art. Interviews with 13 top directors including James Cameron, Spike Lee, Ron Howard, and Sydney Pollack.
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Author : Emery, Robert J.
Publisher : Watson-Guptill Publications
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Why I Left the Amish: A Memoir

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Description : There are two ways to leave the Amish -- one is through life and the other through death. When Saloma Miller Furlong's father dies during her first semester at Smith College, she returns to the Amish community she had left twenty four years earlier to attend his funeral. Her journey home prompts a flood of memories. Now a mother with grown children of her own, Furlong recalls her painful childhood in a family defined by her father's mental illness, her brother's brutality, her mother's frustration, and the austere traditions of the Amish -- traditions Furlong struggled to accept for years before making the difficult decision to leave the community. In this personal and moving memoir, Furlong traces the genesis of her desire for freedom and education and chronicles her conflicted quest for independence. Eloquently told, "Why I Left the Amish" is a revealing portrait of life within -- and without -- this frequently misunderstood community.
**** PRICE: USD 4.35
Author : Furlong, Saloma Miller
Publisher : Michigan State University Press
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Managefirst: Hospitality and Restaurant Management with Answer Sheet

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Description : "MANAGEFIRST: HOSPITALITY AND RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT WITH ANSWER SHEET, 2/e"is focused on Hospitality Management and Restaurant Management. It includes essential content plus learning activities, case studies, professional profiles, research topics and more that support course objectives. The exam can be taken in either a paper-and-pencil or online format. The exam format is selected at the time of purchase. The text and exam are part of the NRAEF ManageFirst Program from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. This edition is created to teach restaurant and hospitality students the core competencies of the Ten Pillars of Restaurant Management. The Ten Pillars of Restaurant Management is a job task analysis created with the input and validation of the industry that clearly indicates what a restaurant management professional must know in order to effectively and efficiently run a safe and profitably operation. The NRAEF ManageFirst Program training program is based on a set of competencies defined by the restaurant, hospitality and foodservice industry as those needed for success. This competency-based program includes 10 topics each with a Competency Guide, exam, Instructor Resources, certificate and credential.* This Competency Guide includes a "Paper-and-Pencil" version of the exam answer sheet.
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Author : National Restaurant Association / Association, National Restaurant / National Restaurant Associations, Associ
Publisher : Prentice Hall
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Battleground Berlin: CIA vs. KGB in the Cold War

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Description : This book is the definitive insiders' account of the espionage warfare in Berlin from 1945 to the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961. In an unprecedented collaboration, CIA and KGB intelligence veterans reveal previously untold stories of the Berlin tunnel, critical moments of the Berlin crisis, clandestine initiatives, betrayals, and defections to provide the first comprehensive and accurate history of the Cold War battles waged in Berlin. "Rarely if ever before has such a complete and authoritative insiders' account of the game of espionage ever been put into a single volume."-Richard Bernstein, New York Times "Battleground Berlin is a captivating book, rich in factual material. It can be recommended not only to specialists in intelligence and foreign policy, but to anyone who is interested in the details of the history of the Cold War."-Oleg Gordievsky, Times Literary Supplement "A fascinating and important new account . . . which retells in detail, much of it new, the ways in which Soviet and American intelligence services fought their secret, bloodless war."-Thomas Powers, New York Review of Books "A classic of modern intelligence literature drawn from archives and personal recollections. . . . Moles, double-agents, Soviet antisemitic disinformation campaigns, dead drops, recruitments-the stuff that makes good spy novels, with the welcome blessing of being factual. If you read only one intelligence book this season, make it this one."-Joseph Goulden, Washington Times
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Author : Murphy, David E. / Kondrashev, Sergei A. / Bailey, George
Publisher : Yale University Press
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Rethinking the Sylph Rethinking the Sylph Rethinking the Sylph Rethinking the Sylph Rethinking the S: New Perspectives on the Roma

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Description : Rethinking the Sylph gathers essays by a premier group of international scholars to illustrate the importance of the romantic ballet within the broad context of western theatrical dancing. The wide variety of perspectives -- from social history to feminism, from psychoanalysis to musicology -- serves to illuminate the modernity of the Romantic ballet in terms of vocabulary, representation of gender, and iconography. The collection highlights previously unexplored aspects of the Romantic ballet, including its internationalism; its reflection of modern ideas of nationalism through the use and creation of national dance forms; its construction of an exotic-erotic hierarchy, and proto-orientalist "other"; its transformation of social relations from clan to class; and the repercussions of its feminization as an art form. This generously illustrated book offers a wealth of rare archival material, including prints, costume designs, music, and period reviews, some translated into English for the first time.
**** PRICE: USD 31.16
Author : Garafola, Lynn
Publisher : Wesleyan
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Cobbett's Cyclopedic Survey of Chamber Music. Vol.2 (L-Z). (Facsimile of First Edition).

Product : Cobbett's Cyclopedic Survey of Chamber Music. Vol.2 (L-Z). (Facsimile of First Edition).
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Description : Walter Willson Cobbett (1847-1937), Businessman, Violinist and Author. This is volume two of a two-volume encyclopaedia of chamber music which was first published in 1929/1930 and is a comprehensive work on the subject.
**** PRICE: USD 31.57
Author : Cobbett, Walter Willson / Travis &. Emery, &. Emery / Travis &. Emery
Publisher : Travis and Emery Music Bookshop
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Tudor England

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Description : John Guy here provides the most complete narrative history of Tudor England in more than 30 years. A compelling account of political and religious developments from the advent of the Tudors in the 1460s to the death of Elizabeth I in 1603, his authoritative study discusses the far-reaching changes in government and the Reformation of the Church under Henry VII, Edward VI, Mary, and Elizabeth, and is enriched with illuminating character studies of the monarchs and politicians of the era. Taking into account new debates on the progress of the English Reformation and the strengths and weaknesses of Tudor Government at a local and national level, the book includes contextual analyses of the Tudor English economy, society, and political culture.
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Author : Guy, John
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
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European Cinema Reader

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Description : "The European Cinema Reader" is a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of national cinemas in Europe, bringing together classic writing by key filmmakers such as Sergei Eisenstein, Luis Bunuel and John Grierson, and critics from Andre Bazin to Peter Wollen. Contributors explore attempts to define European film culture and examine key issues of auteurism and the art house film, national cinemas, the relationship between European film and Hollywood, and issues of funding and distribution. Each section features an editor's introduction setting debates in their context, and the volume concludes with a comprehensive bibliography. Sections include: European Film Culture - explores early conceptions of film; Moments from European Film History - gathers key manifestos from cinema history including those of the French New Wave, Italian Neorealism and New German Cinema; European Films and Theory - focuses on attempts to define European cinema in film theory; The Boundaries of European Film Criticism - addresses issues surrounding industries and audiences.
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Author : Fowler, C. / Fowler, Catherine
Publisher : Routledge
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Secrets of Conjuring and Magic: Or How to Become a Wizard

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Description : Jean Eug ne Robert-Houdin (1805 71) is often called the father of modern conjuring. His name was later adopted by magician and escape artist Harry Houdini, whose highly sceptical expos of Victorian spiritualism is also published in this series. The best-known magician of his time, Robert-Houdin toured France, England and Germany, performed for Queen Victoria, and was sent to French Algeria by Napoleon III to demonstrate the perceived superiority of French magic to the local shamans. This book, originally published in 1868, is devoted primarily to coin and card tricks, but Robert-Houdin also describes many other magical tricks and includes a history of conjuring. In 1877 the book appeared in this English translation by Louis Hoffmann (1839 1919). Hoffmann (real name Angelo John Lewis, a barrister) had published his own guide to magic in 1876, and both books caused controversy for revealing the secrets of stage magicians in such unprecedented detail.
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Author : Robert-Houdin, Jean Eug / Hoffmann, Louis
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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Africa: Diversity and Development

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Description : For many, Africa is regarded as a place of mystery and negative images, where reports of natural disasters and civil strife dominate media attention, with relatively little publicity given to any of the continent 's more positive attributes. Africa has at last begun to receive the depth of interest it has long deserved, in the shape of debates about trade, aid and debt, the Make Poverty History campaign, and the UK Commission on Africa . But, behind the superficial media fa ade, Africa is a diverse, complex and dynamic place, with a rich history and a colonial engagement that, although short-lived, was fundamental in determining the long-term future of the continent. At the start of the second decade of the twenty-first century, when the world is engulfed in a major financial crisis, Africa has the dubious distinction of being the world 's poorest continent. This book introduces and de-mystifies Africa 's diversity and dynamism, and considers how its peoples and environments have interacted through time and space. The background and diversity of Africa 's social, cultural, economic, political and environmental systems is examined as well as key development issues which have affected Africa in the past, and are likely to be significant in shaping the future of the continent. These include; the impact of HIV/AIDS, sources of conflict and post-conflict reconstruction, the state and governance, the nature of African economies in a global context, and future development trajectories. Africa: Diversity and Development is a refreshing interdisciplinary text which enhances understanding of the background to Africa 's current position and clarifies possible future scenarios. It is richly illustrated throughout with diagrams and plates, and contains a wealth of detailed case studies and current data.
**** PRICE: USD 38.14
Author : Binns, Tony / Dixon, Alan / Nel, Etienne
Publisher : Routledge
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The Everyday Life Reader

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Description : "The Everyday Life Reader" brings together a wide range of thinkers from Freud to Baudrillard with primary sources on everyday life such as the Mass Observation survey and key texts by Michel de Certeau and Henri Lefebvre, to provide a comprehensive resource on theories of everyday life. Ben Highmore's introduction surveys the development of thought about everyday life, setting theories in their social and historical context, and each themed section opens with an essay introducing the debates. Sections include: * Situating the Everyday * Everyday Life and National Culture * Ethnography Near and Far * Reclamation Work * Everyday Things
**** PRICE: USD 34.41
Author : Highmore, Ben
Publisher : Routledge
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Talent Management Systems: Best Practices in Technology Solutions for Recruitment, Retention and Workforce Planning

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Description : "Talent Management Systems" addresses the transformation Web-based technologies have brought to workforce acquisition and management. It examines proven and leading-edge best practices, and what tactics and strategies organizations should employ to remain competitive in this arena. The book is part practical, offering advice on how to institute best practices in e-recruitment and talent management, and strategic, discussing trends and state of the art technology and practices that should be adopted or avoided. "We're at the brink of the next global battle in the war for talent, and companies with a firm grasp on today's technologies, and the best view over the horizon, are positioned to win. No one understands the intersection of talent and technology better than Allan Schweyer and, as this book demonstrates, no one tells us the story as clearly as he. This is an essential read and an important work in the now-critical discipline of human capital management." --Michael Foster, CEO, AIRS, and Author of Recruiting on the Web "Allan Schweyer has been on the leading edge of recruitment technology since the dawn of the Internet. In many ways the Internet has created more confusion than solutions for the world of recruiting and talent management. It has certainly made things more complex. HR professionals and even company presidents have become desperate for clarity on the future of talent management-Allan Schweyer's book provides that clarity and establishes him as the authority on web-based hiring and talent management. No major implementation decision should be made without this invaluable guide." --Graham Donald, President, Brainstorm Consulting "Talent management has suddenly gone from being a nice idea to a core business function. No one knows more about this new function, and the technologies that make it possible, than Allan Schweyer." --David Creelman, Senior Contributing Editor, HR.com, and Independent Human Capital Analyst "Once again, Schweyer has produced the best writing in North America on this subject, which I've covered for fifteen years." --Bill Kutik, Technology Columnist, Human Resource Executive "As corporate executives quickly come to the shocking realization that the global workforce-and how that talent is managed and developed both locally and globally--will almost unilaterally determine their future success in global markets, few workforce experts have bothered to provide business leaders with a useful compass and map for the next chapter of workforce management. Mr. Schweyer generously and eloquently provides the talent compass and workforce map for the first pragmatic steps of the new global journey." --John Chaisson, CEO, Global Workforce Solutions
**** PRICE: USD 43.92
Author : Schweyer, Allan / Pascal, Connie
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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Modern Syntax: A Coursebook

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Description : This practical coursebook introduces all the basics of modern syntactic analysis in a simple step-by-step fashion. Each unit is constructed so that the reader discovers new ideas, formulates hypotheses and practises fundamentals. The reader is presented with short sections of explanation with examples, followed by practice exercises. Feedback and comment sections follow to enable students to monitor their progress. No previous background in syntax is assumed. Students move through all the key topics in the field including features, rules of combination and displacement, empty categories, and subcategorization. The theoretical perspective in this work is unique, drawing together the best ideas from three major syntactic frameworks (minimalism, HPSG and LFG). Students using this book will learn fundamentals in such a way that they can easily go on to pursue further study in any of these frameworks.
**** PRICE: USD 43.34
Author : Carnie, Andrew
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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Written on the Body: The Tattoo in European and American History

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Description : Despite the social sciences' growing fascination with tattooing--and the immense popularity of tattoos themselves--the practice has not left much of a historical record. And, until very recently, there was no good context for writing a serious history of tattooing in the West. This collection exposes, for the first time, the richness of the tattoo's European and American history from antiquity to the present day. In the process, it rescues tattoos from their stereotypical and sensationalized association with criminality. The tattoo has long hovered in a space between the cosmetic and the punitive. Throughout its history, the status of the tattoo has been complicated by its dual association with slavery and penal practices on the one hand and exotic or forbidden sexuality on the other. The tattoo appears often as an involuntary stigma, sometimes as a self-imposed marker of identity, and occasionally as a beautiful corporal decoration. This volume analyzes the tattoo's fluctuating, often uncomfortable position from multiple angles. Individual chapters explore fascinating segments of its history--from the metaphorical meanings of tattooing in Celtic society to the class-related commodification of the body in Victorian Britain, from tattooed entertainers in Germany to tattooing and piercing as self-expression in the contemporary United States. But they also accumulate to form an expansive, textured view of permanent bodily modification in the West. By combining empirical history, powerful cultural analysis, and a highly readable style, this volume both draws on and propels the ongoing effort to write a meaningful cultural history of the body. The contributors, representing several disciplines, have all conducted extensive original research into the Western tattoo. Together, they have produced an unrivalled account of its history. They are, in addition to the editor, Clare Anderson, Susan Benson, James Bradley, Ian Duffield, Juliet Fleming, Alan Govenar, Harriet Guest, Mark Gustafson, C. P. Jones, Charles MacQuarrie, Hamish Maxwell-Stewart, Stephan Oettermann, Jennipher A. Rosecrans, and Abby Schrader.
**** PRICE: USD 42.83
Author : Caplan, Jane
Publisher : Princeton University Press
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Immigration Amer Diversity P

Product : Immigration Amer Diversity P
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : This engaging textbook is a concise overview of a sweeping topic - American Immigration. Immigration is core to the history of America - a "Nation of Immigrants" who are diverse by definition. Beginning with the first arrival of migrants from Asia, Africa, and Europe, and ending with a discussion of the United States at the turn of the 21st century, this book offers an unflinching analysis of the complex relationship between America's national solidarity and ethnic diversity.
**** PRICE: USD 43.18
Author : Gabaccia, Donna R. / Gabaccia
Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
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Controlling Institutions: International Organizations and the Global Economy

Product : Controlling Institutions: International Organizations and the Global Economy
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Description : How is the United States able to control the IMF with only 17% of the votes? How are the rules of the global economy made? This book shows how a combination of formal and informal rules explain how international organizations really work. Randall W. Stone argues that formal rules apply in ordinary times, while informal power allows leading states to exert control when the stakes are high. International organizations are therefore best understood as equilibrium outcomes that balance the power and interests of the leading state and the member countries. Presenting a new model of institutional design and comparing the IMF, WTO and EU, Stone argues that institutional variations reflect the distribution of power and interests. He shows that US interests influence the size, terms and enforcement of IMF programs, and new data, archival documents and interviews reveal the shortcomings of IMF programs in Mexico, Russia, Korea, Indonesia and Argentina.
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Author : Stone, Randall W.
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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Filmer: 'Patriarcha' and Other Writings

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Description : This volume contains the political writings of Sir Robert Filmer (1588-1653), an acute defender of absolute monarchy and perhaps the most important patriarchal political theorist of the seventeenth century. The recent explosion of interest in women's history and the history of the family has greatly enhanced the audience for Filmer's work, and in this new edition Johann Sommerville provides accurate and accessible texts of his principal writings, accompanied by all the standard series features, including a concise introduction, chronology, guide to further reading and notes on Filmer's own text.
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Author : Filmer, Robert / Sommerville, Johann P. / Geuss, Raymond
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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Party Ideologies in America, 1828 1996

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Description : Is American politics "ideological," or relatively consensual? Do the American parties differ from one another and, if so, how? Party Ideologies in America, 1828-1996 is a synthetic history and analysis of the ideologies of the major American parties from the early nineteenth century to the present. It is the only book currently in print that attempts such a broad treatment of the subject and that is empirically grounded.
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Author : Gerring, John
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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Children of the Streets

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Description : When he's down, kick for the head and groin. Avoid cops. Play it cool There aren't many rules in the primer for gang kids, but they all count. They're all easily understood because they use a simple and sound philosophy it's a stinking life, so get your kicks while you can. The gang is home, take what you want, tell them nothing and don't get caught. Two gangs of juvenile delinquents run riot in New York City. They constantly try to outdo each other with their clothes, weapons, language and lack of morals. They are not just kids playing at war they mean business. The only person who can infiltrate the gang is someone they can trust, someone like themselves. Someone who knows how to handle a knife and a gun
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Author : Ellison, Harlan
Publisher : Severn House Publishers
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Hierarchical Modelling for the Environmental Sciences: Statistical Methods and Applications

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Description : New statistical tools are changing the ways in which scientists analyze and interpret data and models. Many of these are emerging as a result of the wide availability of inexpensive, high speed computational power. In particular, hierarchical Bayes and Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods for anyalsis provide consistent framework for inference and prediction where information is heterogeneous and uncertain, processes are complex, and responses depend on scale. Nowhere are these methods more promising than in the environmental sciences. Models have developed rapidly, and there is now a requirement for a clear exposition of the methodology through to application for a range of environmental challenges.
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Author : Clark, James S. / Gelfand, Alan E.
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
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Architectural Graphic Standards for Residential Construction: The Architect's and Builder's Guide to Design, Planning, and Constru

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Description : "Architectural Graphic Standards for Residential Construction" is an all-new visual guide devoted exclusively to construction standards of residential structures. Created exclusively for professionals working in residential design and construction, this guide combines key information culled from the tenth edition of "Architectural Graphic Standards" with all-new material on residential design. This special volume provides thousands of standard architectural details and guidelines and is an easy reference for anyone designing or constructing a residential project. From detailing foundations to designing home theaters, home offices, and other specialty rooms, "Architectural Graphic Standards for Residential Construction" is a resource that's as efficient as it is comprehensive. You'll find design details that incorporate best construction practices as well as guidelines for state-of-the-art wiring, heating, and cooling systems. In step with current practices, this volume includes the latest guidelines for:
  • Energy efficiency
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  • Green construction An essential guide for designing in today's fast-paced and competitive building environment, "Architectural Graphic Standards for Residential Construction" is a critical resource if you're an architect, contractor, engineer, developer, home-builder, or other professional involved in designing residential buildings.
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    Author : American Institute of Architects
    Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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    Theories of Sexual Offending

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    Description : This comprehensive text provides an up-to-date review and critique of current theorising about sexual offending. It presents the key ideas underpinning each theory in a clear and accessible manner. Theories are rigorously tested and evaluated, and their merits are examined from both a research and a clinical point of view. Importantly, the emphasis is on providing clear links between theory and practice, and the clinical implications of the different theories and perspectives are explicitly discussed. In addition, a number of new ideas about the aetiology of sexual offending are presented. "Theories of Sexual Offending" is one of the few books to draw all of the disparate strands of theorising together, and is the only one to clearly link theory to practice. It will be a valuable resource for any professional working with sexual offenders, such as clinical and forensic psychologists, psychiatrists, probation officers and social workers. It will also be of interest to students of forensic and clinical psychology.
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    Author : Ward, Tony / Polaschek, Devon L. L. / Beech, Anthony R.
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    Indian Society and the Making of the British Empire

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    Description : This volume provides a synthesis of some of the most important themes to emerge from the recent proliferation of specialized scholarship on the period of India's transition to colonialism and seeks to reassess the role of Indians in the politics and economics of early colonialism. It discusses new views of the "decline of the Mughals" and the role of the Indian capitalists in the expansion of the English East India Company's trade and urban settlements. It considers the reasons for the inability of indigenous states to withstand the British, but also highlights the relative failure of the Company to transform India into a quiescent and profitable colony. Finally it deals with changes in India's ecology, social organization, and ideologies in the early nineteenth century, and the nature of Indian resistance to colonialism, including the Rebellion of 1857.
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    Author : Bayly, Christopher Alan / Bayly, C. A. / Johnson, Gordon
    Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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    Strategic Management for Hospitality and Tourism

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    Description : Strategic Management in the International Hospitality Industry: content and process, is a vital text for all those studying cutting edge theories and views on strategic management. Unlike others textbooks in this area, it goes further than merely contextualising strategic management for hospitality and tourism, and avoids using a prescriptive, or descriptive approach. It looks instead, at the latest in strategic thinking and theories, and provides critical and analytical discussion as to how and if these models and theories can be applied to the industry, within specific contexts such as culture, profit and non-profit organisations. Key features: ?Cutting edge approach: applies advance and recent strategic management views into tourism and hospitality field. ?Critical treatment: provides critical discussions about whether and how strategic models/theories can be applied into the hospitality and tourism field. ?Sensitive to specific contexts: As the tourism and hospitality industry has become one of the largest industries worldwide, discusses how strategic management concepts can be applied in different cultures and profit and non-profit tourism organizations. With supporting case studies related to the strategy content, context and process, form international industries such as, Radisson, McDonalds, Carnival Cruiselines and Disney, this text consist of five main sections: introduction, strategy content, strategy context, strategy process and cases. Each of the chapters within these sections has a thorough pedagogic structure consisting of a bulleted introduction, examples and vignettes, discussions points, exercises, case studies and further reading and web sites. Strategic Management: content process in the international hospitality and tourism industry also provides online support material for tutors and students, in the form of guidelines for instructors on how to use the textbook, PowerPoint presentations and case studies plus additional exercises and web links for students. * Comprehensive coverage of both traditional and contemporary perspectives within strategic management in the applied context of the international hospitality and tourism industry. * Critical discussions about whether and how strategic models/theories can be applied into the hospitality and tourism field. * Up-to-date case studies related to the strategy content, context and process from an international overview, including Carnival Cruiselines, Four Seasons Regent Hotels, Disney and McDonalds. * Web Support for tutors and students providing explanation and guidelines for instructors on how to use the textbook, and case studies with additional exercises and web links for students.
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    Author : Okumus, Fevzi / Altinay, Levent / Chathoth, Prakash K.
    Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
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    Comparative Osteology: A Laboratory and Field Guide of Common North American Animals

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    Description : In the forensic context it is quite common for nonhuman bones to be confused with human remains and end up in the medical examiner or coroner system. It is also quite common for skeletal remains (both human and nonhuman) to be discovered in archaeological contexts. While the difference between human and nonhuman bones is often very striking, it can also be quite subtle. Fragmentation only compounds the problem. The ability to differentiate between human and nonhuman bones is dependent on the training of the analyst and the available reference and/or comparative material. "Comparative Osteology" is a photographic atlas of common North American animal bones designed for use as a laboratory and field guide by the forensic scientist or archaeologist. The intent of the guide is not to be inclusive of all animals, but rather to present some of the most common species which also have the highest likelihood of being potentially confused with human remains. * An affordably priced, compact laboratory/field manual, comparing human and nonhuman bones. * Contains almost 600 high-quality black and white images and diagrams, including inch and centimeter scales with each photograph. * Written by the foremost forensic scientists with decades of experience in the laboratory and as expert witnesses. * An additional Companion Web site hosts images from the volume the reader can magnify and zoom into to see specific landmarks and features on bones.
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    Author : Adams, Bradley / Crabtree, Pam
    Publisher : Academic Press
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    Naming Rights: Legacy Gifts & Corporate Money

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    Description : In 2007 the sale of naming rights brought an estimated $4 billion in revenue to the nonprofit sector What slice of the pie did your organization enjoy? From transformational gifts to naming traditions to pricing strategies for capital campaigns, Naming Rights offers you a vivid collection of contemporary information that your organization can use today. Can your development team quickly pull together an accurate benchmark report? Learn how to benchmark and compete with peer organizations for buildings, spaces, and named endowments. Setting the ask amounts for your naming opportunities is critical to closing the deal. Are you ready? Selling naming rights helps to boost brand name recognition in fundraising campaigns. Learn what's going on with naming rights in higher education, health care, arts and culture organizations, and a wide range of other nonprofits. Twenty-year research expert Terry Burton fills this book with practical examples that peel away the layers of complexity and offers you a handbook that exemplifies thought leadership, creativity, and innovation. Stay on the cutting edge of emerging trends. Turn naming opportunities into named gifts. Add dollars to your bottom line. Naming Rights shows you how.
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    Author : Burton, Terry
    Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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    The Spirit Stone

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    Description : Elven prince Dar has called upon his allies, the dwarven folk of the Northern mountains and the human men of Deverry in the East, to take arms against their mutual enemy, the fanatical Horsekin, whose imminent invasion of the Westlands will place the entire realm in danger...
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    Author : Kerr, Katharine
    Publisher : Daw Books
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    The Thought of Thomas Aquinas

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    Description : The works of Thomas Aquinas, one of the greatest Western philosophers as well as theologians of the Christian Church, are not only illuminating (for his questions as much as his answers) but surprisingly relevant to our concerns today. This book represents a long overdue modern comprehensive presentation of the total thought of Aquinas. While traditional studies of Aquinas invariably deal with either his philosophy or his theology, Davies introduces the full range of Aquinas's thinking, relating it to writers earlier and later than Aquinas himself. The book will be of considerable interest to professional theologians and philosophers, as well as to those with particular interest in medieval thinking. It is designed to be accessible to the general reader who has no specialist knowledge of medieval thought or professional training in philosophy or theology.
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    Author : Davies, Brian
    Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
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    Shari'a: Theory, Practice, Transformations

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    Description : In recent years, Islamic law, or Shari'a, has been appropriated as a tool of modernity in the Muslim world and in the West and has become highly politicised in consequence. Wael Hallaq's magisterial overview of Shari'a sets the record straight by examining the doctrines and practices of Islamic law within the context of its history, and by showing how it functioned within pre-modern Islamic societies as a moral imperative. In so doing, Hallaq takes the reader on an epic journey tracing the history of Islamic law from its beginnings in seventh-century Arabia, through its development and transformation under the Ottomans, and across lands as diverse as India, Africa and South-East Asia, to the present. In a remarkably fluent narrative, the author unravels the complexities of his subject to reveal a love and deep knowledge of the law which will inform, engage and challenge the reader.
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    Author : Hallaq, Wael B.
    Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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    Did Marco Polo Go to China?

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    Description : We all "know" that Marco Polo went to China, served Ghengis Khan for many years, and returned to Italy with the recipes for pasta and ice cream. But Frances Wood, head of the Chinese Department at the British Library, argues that Marco Polo not only never went to China, he probably never even made it past the Black Sea, where his family conducted business as merchants.Marco Polo's travels from Venice to the exotic and distant East, and his epic book describing his extraordinary adventures, "A Description of the World, " ranks among the most famous and influential books ever published. In this fascinating piece of historical detection, marking the 700th anniversary of Polo's journey, Frances Wood questions whether Marco Polo ever reached the country he so vividly described. Why, in his romantic and seemingly detailed account, is there no mention of such fundamentals of Chinese life as tea, foot-binding, or even the Great Wall? Did he really bring back pasta and ice cream to Italy? And why, given China's extensive and even obsessive record-keeping, is there no mention of Marco Polo anywhere in the archives?Sure to spark controversy, "Did Marco Polo Go to China?" tries to solve these and other inconsistencies by carefully examining the Polo family history, Marco Polo's activities as a merchant, the preparation of his book, and the imperial Chinese records. The result is a lucid and readable look at medieval European and Chinese history, and the characters and events that shaped this extraordinary and enduring myth.
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    Author : Wood, Frances
    Publisher : Westview Press
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    The Economics of Earnings

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    Description : This book examines the wages people earn, the jobs they do, and the effect of government labor market policies on wages and employment. The book synthesizes research findings on these topics, using a human capital framework that no other similar book offers. The authors present an integrated evaluation of education subsidies, training programs, gender and race equality programs, unemployment insurance laws, minimum wage legislation, union protection laws, health and safety laws and employment protection laws.
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    Author : Polachek, Solomon W. / Siebert, W. Stanley / Polachek, S. W.
    Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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    Surprised by Sin: The Reader in Paradise Lost, Second Edition

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    Description : In 1967 the world of Milton studies was divided into two armed camps: one proclaiming (in the tradition of Blake and Shelley) that Milton was of the devil's party with or without knowing it, the other proclaiming (in the tradition of Addison and C. S. Lewis) that the poet's sympathies are obviously with God and the angels loyal to him. The achievement of Stanley Fish's "Surprised by Sin" was to reconcile the two camps by subsuming their claims in a single overarching thesis: "Paradise Lost" is a poem about how its readers came to be the way they are--that is, fallen--and the poem's lesson is proven on a reader's impulse every time he or she finds a devilish action attractive or a godly action dismaying. Fish's argument reshaped the face of Milton studies; thirty years later the issues raised in "Surprised by Sin" continue to set the agenda and drive debate.
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    Author : Fish, Stanley
    Publisher : Harvard University Press
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    Moral Luck: Philosophical Papers 1973 1980

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    Description : A new volume of philosophical essays by Bernard Williams. The book is a successor to Problems of the Self, but whereas that volume dealt mainly with questions of personal identity, Moral Luck centres on questions of moral philosophy and the theory of rational action. That whole area has of course been strikingly reinvigorated over the last deacde, and philosophers have both broadened and deepened their concerns in a way that now makes much earlier moral and political philosophy look sterile and trivial. Moral Luck contains a number of essays that have contributed influentially to this development. Among the recurring themes are the moral and philosophical limitations of utilitarianism, the notion of integrity, relativism, and problems of moral conflict and rational choice. The work presented here is marked by a high degree of imagination and acuity, and also conveys a strong sense of psychological reality. The volume will be a stimulating source of ideas and arguments for all philosophers and a wide range of other readers.
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    Power Without Persuasion: The Politics of Direct Presidential Action

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    Description : Since the early 1960s, scholarly thinking on the power of U.S. presidents has rested on these words: "Presidential power is the power to persuade." Power, in this formulation, is strictly about bargaining and convincing other political actors to do things the president cannot accomplish alone. "Power without Persuasion" argues otherwise. Focusing on presidents' ability to act unilaterally, William Howell provides the most theoretically substantial and far-reaching reevaluation of presidential power in many years. He argues that presidents regularly set public policies over vocal objections by Congress, interest groups, and the bureaucracy. Throughout U.S. history, going back to the Louisiana Purchase and the Emancipation Proclamation, presidents have set landmark policies on their own. More recently, Roosevelt interned Japanese Americans during World War II, Kennedy established the Peace Corps, Johnson got affirmative action underway, Reagan greatly expanded the president's powers of regulatory review, and Clinton extended protections to millions of acres of public lands. Since September 11, Bush has created a new cabinet post and constructed a parallel judicial system to try suspected terrorists. Howell not only presents numerous new empirical findings but goes well beyond the theoretical scope of previous studies. Drawing richly on game theory and the new institutionalism, he examines the political conditions under which presidents can change policy without congressional or judicial consent. Clearly written, "Power without Persuasion" asserts a compelling new formulation of presidential power, one whose implications will resound.
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    Author : Howell, William G.
    Publisher : Princeton University Press
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    Hegel: Philosophy of Mind

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    Description : The present reissue of Wallace's translation of Hegel's Philosophy of Mind includes the Zusatze or lecture-notes which, in the collected works, accompany the first section entitled "Subjective Mind" and which Wallace omitted from his translation. Professor J. N. Findlay has written a Foreword and this replaces Wallace's introductory essays.
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    Author : Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedri / Wallace, William / Miller, A. V.
    Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
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    Public Sector Auditing: Is It Value for Money?

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    Description : Drawing on 20 years of experience as Comptroller and Auditor General, and head of the United Kingdom National Audit Office, "Public Sector Auditing: Is it Value for Money?" is Sir John Bourn's own account of the role and influence value for money auditing has in holding governments to account and in helping public bodies improve the ways in which they deliver services. Key features include: In-depth case studies from UK, US, Canada, China, India and Australia; Detailed analysis of complex areas of public expenditure such as health, education, privatisation, regulation, defence and IT; Examples of how auditing can promote positive outcomes rather than negative post mortems. This book is relevant for people working in both the public and private sectors, and should be essential reading for the staff of public sector audit institutions around the world, as well as commercial accountancy firms and students of accountancy, politics, economics and public management.
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    Author : Bourn, John
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    Java Enterprise in a Nutshell

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    Description : Nothing is as constant as change, and this is as true in enterprise computing as anywhere else. With the recent release of Java 2 Enterprise Edition 1.4, developers are being called on to add even greater, more complex levels of interconnectivity to their applications. To do this, Java developers today need a clear understanding of how to apply the new APIs, use the latest open source Java tools, and learn the capabilities and pitfalls in Java 2 Enterprise Edition 1.4 -- so they can plan a technology and implementation strategy for new enterprise projects. Fortunately, this is exactly what they get with the new "Java Enterprise in a Nutshell," 3rd Edition. Because most integrated development environments (IDE) today include API lookup, we took out the main API sections from our previous edition to make room for new chapters, among others, on Ant, Cactus, Hibernate, Jakarta Struts, JUnit, security, XDoclet, and XML/JAXP. Revised and updated for the new 1.4 version of Sun Microsystems Java Enterprise Edition software, "Java Enterprise in a Nutshell," 3rd Edition is a practical guide for enterprise Java developers.
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    Author : Farley, Jim / Crawford, William / Malani, Prakash
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    Pioneer Urbanites: A Social and Cultural History of Black San Francisco

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    Description : The black migration to San Francisco and the Bay Area differed from the mass movement of Southern rural blacks and their families into the eastern industrial cities. Those who traveled West, or arrived by ship, were often independent, sophisticated, single men. Many were associated with the transportation boom following the Gold Rush; others traveled as employees of wealthy individuals. Douglas Daniels argues for the importance of going beyond the written record and urban statistics in examining the life of a minority community. He has studied photographs from family albums and interviewed members of old black San Francisco families in his effort to provide the first nuanced picture of the lives of black San Franciscans from the 1860s to the 1940s.
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    Author : Daniels, Douglas Henry / Huggins, Nathan Irvin
    Publisher : University of California Press
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    Purification of Laboratory Chemicals

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    Description : The purpose of this book is to help chemists, biochemists and other scientists purify the chemical reagents which they use in their work. Despite the fact that commercially available chemicals are often of a very high quality, and quite satisfactory for some applications within science and technology, it is becoming almost as important to know what impurities are present and make allowance for them as to remove them completely. This book will show you how. Chapter 1 has been reorganised and updated, and most of it is in smaller print in order not to increase the size of the book. Chapters 2 and 5 have been similarly altered and combined into one chapter, Chapter 2, again in order to save pages. 800 and 350 entries have been added to Chapter 3 (25% increase) and Chapter 4 (44% increase) respectively, and 400 entries (310% increase) were added to Chapter 5 (Chapter 6 in the third edition) making a total of 5700 entries, all resulting in an increase from 319 to 529 pages, i.e. ca 35%. This considerably expanded and revised fourth edition includes much new material dealing with modern reagents for natural products chemistry, protein biochemistry and molecular biology. It also includes many individual compounds not previously covered, and more information is given for most entries, including melting and boiling points, molecular weights, refractive indexes, densities and CAS registry numbers, as well as likely contaminants and storage conditions in appropriate cases.
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    Author : Armarego, W. L. / Perrin, D. D.
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    The Environment in Anthropology: A Reader in Ecology, Culture, and Sustainable Living

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    Description : The Environment in Anthropology presents ecology and current environmental studies from an anthropological point of view. From the classics to the most current scholarship, this book connects the theory and practice in environment and anthropology, giving readers a strong intellectual foundation as well as offering practical tools for solving environmental problems. Haenn and Wilk pose the most urgent questions of environmental protection: How are environmental problems mediated by cultural values? What are the environmental effects of urbanization? When do environmentalists get in conflict with indigenous peoples? How can we assess the impact of "environmentally correct" businesses such as the Body Shop? They also cover the fundamental topics of population growth, large scale development, biodiversity conservation, sustainable environmental management, indigenous groups, consumption, and globalization. Balancing landmark essays with cutting-edge scholarship, bridging theory and practice, and offering suggestions for further reading and new directions for research, The Environment in Anthropology is the ideal introduction to a burgeoning field. Contributors include: J. Peter Brosius, Billie DeWalt, Arturo Escobar, Akhil Gupta, Caren Kaplan, Conrad Kottak, David Maybury-Lewis, B.J. McCay, Kay Milton, Virginia Nazarea, Robert Netting, Vandana Shiva, Julian Steward, and Susan C. Stonich.
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    Author : Haenn, Nora / Wilk, Richard R.
    Publisher : New York University Press
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    Lessing: Philosophical and Theological Writings

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    Description : Gotthold Ephraim Lessing is the most representative figure of the German Enlightenment. His defense of Spinoza, who had traditionally been condemned as an atheist, provoked a major controversy in philosophy, and his publication of Reimarus' radical assault on Christianity led to fundamental changes in Protestant theology. This volume presents the most comprehensive collection in English of Lessing's philosophical and theological writings, several of which are translated for the first time.
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    Author : Lessing, Gotthold Ephraim / Nisbet, H. B. / Ameriks, Karl
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    Profit Mapping: A Tool for Aligning Operations with Future Profit and Performance

    Product : Profit Mapping: A Tool for Aligning Operations with Future Profit and Performance
    Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
    Description : A wise manager knows that success only comes with operational excellence that is properly aligned with strategy. The challenge is knowing what actions to take and when to take them-navigating without knowing the impact of your actions on the bottom line is a risk you can't afford to take. "Profit Mapping" delivers a forward-looking management decision tool that allows you to proactively navigate business strategy and execution. The authors' exclusive ProFITMAP method is a navigation system for operations that has been used successfully with leading businesses such as Ford Motor Company and General Motors. It enables you to test the impact of any number of factors on operational execution-from product demand and mix changes to process and technology changes to resource limitations-prior to taking any action. ProFIT-MAP helps you make informed process and product decisions and reach your operational and product objectives by answering the following questions: Can it be done? Is it possible? If not, then what additional capabilities are needed? Will it be profitable? What is the impact of my particular decision across the product mix and the functional capabilities of the organization? How do I get to the desired future (the roadmap)? With ProFIT-MAP, you'll gain the ability to change strategic direction with agility in response to changing market dynamics. ProFIT-MAP also allows you to enhance your existing approaches (including Six Sigma, Lean Operations, and Balanced Scorecard) by providing insight into which actions will be effective. Instructive strategic, tactical, and operational case studies illustrate its practical implementation. Applicable to more than 30 unique operational areas and usable from the front lines to the executive suite, "Profit Mapping" enables you to control your operational destiny and deliver on your strategic goals.
    **** PRICE: USD 34.54
    Author : Menawat, Anil / Garfein, Adam
    Publisher : McGraw-Hill Companies
    Tags: Profit Mapping: A Tool for Aligning Operations with Future Profit and Performance Menawat, Anil / Garfein, Adam

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    What Makes Biology Unique?: Considerations on the Autonomy of a Scientific Discipline

    Product : What Makes Biology Unique?: Considerations on the Autonomy of a Scientific Discipline
    Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
    Description : This collection of revised and new essays argues that biology is an autonomous science rather than a branch of the physical sciences. Ernst Mayr, widely considered the most eminent evolutionary biologist of the 20th century, offers insights on the history of evolutionary thought, critiques the conditions of philosophy to the science of biology, and comments on several of the major developments in evolutionary theory. Notably, Mayr explains that Darwin's theory of evolution is actually five separate theories, each with its own history, trajectory and impact. Ernst Mayr, commonly referred to as the "Darwin of the 20th century" and listed as one of the top 100 scientists of all-time, is Professor Emeritus at Harvard University. What Makes Biology Unique is the 25th book he has written during his long and prolific career. His recent books include This is Biology: The Science of the Living World (Belknap Press, 1997) and What Evolution Is (Basic Books, 2002).
    **** PRICE: USD 37.72
    Author : Mayr, Ernst
    Publisher : Cambridge University Press
    Tags: What Makes Biology Unique?: Considerations on the Autonomy of a Scientific Discipline Mayr, Ernst

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    Caring for God's People

    Product : Caring for God's People
    Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
    Description : Culbertson has built his text around the ideal of Christian wholeness and maturity-a healthy interconnectedness of self-within-community. The heart of the book lies in its presentation of the three schools of counseling theory that Culbertson finds most helpful: family systems theory, narrative counseling theory, and object relations theory. Each of these is explained in detail, and then applied to the most common and challenging of counseling situations: pre-marital counseling, marriage counseling, divorce counseling, counseling gay men and women, and grief counseling. Culbertson brings new sensitivities to the counseling scene-a more nuanced grasp of gender, a new sense of families, issues of sexual orientation, a strong sense of the relationship of emotions to spirituality, an empathetic attitude, a pragmatic but professional mix of ancillary theories, and a sense of the relevance of the counselor's own self-understanding.
    **** PRICE: USD 37.22
    Author : Culbertson, Philip L.
    Publisher : Augsburg Fortress Publishers
    Tags: Caring for God's People Culbertson, Philip L.

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    American Prayer

    Product : American Prayer
    Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
    Description : One of the most innovative and influential artists of our time, Richard Prince can be variously described as a painter, photographer, sculptor and collector. His work makes use of an eclectic range of approaches to explore his fascination with Americana, pop culture, art, literature and language. This volume, published to accompany his 2008 exhibition at London's Serpentine Gallery, is envisioned as a continuation of Prince's major 2007 retrospective at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York--albeit in a smaller and more personal setting. Prince leads the book off with an essay that was first published in "Art in America" in 1988. Entitled "Bringing It All Back Home," this text serves as the introduction for what is essentially an autonomous artist's book filled with photographs of his works and installations. An end section on different paper features additional texts and a list of exhibitions.
    **** PRICE: USD 36.93
    Author : Prince, Richard / Rubin, Robert / Minssieux-Chamonard, Marie
    Publisher : Rizzoli International Publications
    Tags: American Prayer Prince, Richard / Rubin, Robert / Minssieux-Chamonard, Marie

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    The Art of Being a Scientist: A Guide for Graduate Students and Their Mentors

    Product : The Art of Being a Scientist: A Guide for Graduate Students and Their Mentors
    Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
    Description : This is a hands-on guide for graduate students and young researchers wishing to perfect the practical skills needed for a successful research career. By teaching junior scientists to develop effective research habits, the book helps to make the experience of graduate study a more efficient and rewarding one. The authors have taught a graduate course on the topics covered for many years, and provide a sample curriculum for instructors in graduate schools wanting to teach a similar course. Topics covered include: choosing a research topic, department, and advisor; making workplans; the ethics of research; using scientific literature; perfecting oral and written communication; publishing papers; writing proposals; managing time effectively; and planning a scientific career and applying for jobs in research and industry. The wealth of advice is invaluable to students, junior researchers and mentors in all fields of science, engineering, and the humanities.
    **** PRICE: USD 36.78
    Author : Snieder, Roel / Larner, Ken / Roel, Snieder
    Publisher : Cambridge University Press
    Tags: The Art of Being a Scientist: A Guide for Graduate Students and Their Mentors Snieder, Roel / Larner, Ken / Roel, Snieder

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    Galatians: A Commentary

    Product : Galatians: A Commentary
    Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
    Description : This new commentary in the New Testament Library series is not a systematic study of Pauline theology; rather, the aim of this study is to trace Paul's theology as it unfolds in his letter to the church at Galatia, and to attempt to illuminate, as far as possible, how the Galatians likely comprehended it, at the time they received it. The author asks readers to imagine themselves as silent witnesses to Paul's dictation of the letter and to observe, through a historical perspective, how the Galatian Christians might have understood Paul's words.
    **** PRICE: USD 35.90
    Author : De Boer, Martinus C.
    Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
    Tags: Galatians: A Commentary De Boer, Martinus C.

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    Human Rights, Inc.: The World Novel, Narrative Form, and International Law

    Product : Human Rights, Inc.: The World Novel, Narrative Form, and International Law
    Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
    Description : In this timely study of the historical, ideological, and formal interdependencies of the novel and human rights, Joseph Slaughter demonstrates that the twentieth-century rise of aworld literaturea and international human rights law are related phenomena. Slaughter argues that international law shares with the modern novel a particular conception of the human individual. The Bildungsroman, the novel of coming of age, fills out this image, offering a conceptual vocabulary, a humanist social vision, and a narrative grammar for what the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and early literary theorists both call athe free and full development of the human personality.aRevising our received understanding of the relationship between law and literature, Slaughter suggests that this narrative form has acted as a cultural surrogate for the weak executive authority of international law, naturalizing the assumptions and conditions that make human rights appear commonsensical. As a kind of novelistic correlative to human rights law, the Bildungsroman has thus been doing some of the sociocultural work of enforcement that the law cannot do for itself. This analysis of the cultural work of law and of the social work of literature challenges traditional Eurocentric histories of both international law and the dissemination of the novel. Taking his point of departure in Goetheas Wilhelm Meister, Slaughter focuses on recent postcolonial versions of the coming-of-age story to show how the promise of human rights becomes legible in narrative and how the novel and the law are complicit in contemporary projects of globalization: in colonialism, neoimperalism, humanitarianism, and the spread of multinational consumer capitalism.Slaughter raises important practical and ethical questions that we must confront in advocating for human rights and reading world literatureaimperatives that, today more than ever, are intertwined.
    **** PRICE: USD 33.36
    Author : Slaughter, Joseph R.
    Publisher : Fordham University Press
    Tags: Human Rights, Inc.: The World Novel, Narrative Form, and International Law Slaughter, Joseph R.

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    Party, State, and Society in the Russian Civil War

    Product : Party, State, and Society in the Russian Civil War
    Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
    Description : "This volume is a valuable source of information that also represents a genuinely collaborative approach to understanding Soviet history. The collection is so rich that every scholar and teacher of Soviet history will want to consult it. Highly recommended." -- Choice "Documentation of this well-edited volume is exhaustive. It can be highly recommended for undergraduate and graduate students and specialists." -- History "This is a surprisingly readable, well-structured book that is an absolute necessity for a college library as well as a useful addition to a scholar's personal library." -- Perspectives on Political Science ..". essential reading... abundant empirical research and fresh interpretations." -- The Russian Review To what extent were the social responses and political choices of the Civil War years the product of social and economic circumstances and to what extent were they the result of the independent exercise of conscious political will? This landmark volume presents the leading edge of current scholarship on the social history of the Russian Civil War.
    **** PRICE: USD 32.65
    Author : Koenker, Diane P. / Rosenberg, William G. / Sury, Ronald Grigor
    Publisher : Indiana University Press
    Tags: Party, State, and Society in the Russian Civil War Koenker, Diane P. / Rosenberg, William G. / Sury, Ronald Grigor

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    Theories of Culture

    Product : Theories of Culture
    Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
    Description : Since the 1970s exciting new directions in the study of culture have erupted to critique and displace earlier, largely static notions. These more dynamic models stress the indeterminate, fragmented, even conflictual character of cultural processes and completely alter the framework for thinking theologically about them. In fact, Tanner argues, the new orientation in cultural theory and anthropology affords fresh opportunities for religious thought and opens new vistas for theology, especially on how Christians conceive of the theological task, theological diversity and inculturation, and even Christianity's own cultural identity.
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    Author : Tanner, Kathryn
    Publisher : Augsburg Fortress Publishers
    Tags: Theories of Culture Tanner, Kathryn

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    Germany and the Two World Wars

    Product : Germany and the Two World Wars
    Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
    Description : One of the most hotly disputed topics in twentieth-century history has been Germany's share of responsibility--its "guilt"--for the outbreak of the two world wars. In this short, penetrating study, Europe's leading authority on German power politics clarifies the dispute and offers insight into this central question about modern Germany.
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    Author : Hillgruber, Andreas / Kirby, William C.
    Publisher : Harvard University Press
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    The Causes, Course and Outcomes of World War Two

    Product : The Causes, Course and Outcomes of World War Two
    Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
    Description : John Plowright presents the war as two distinct but overlapping conflicts (one European, the other Far Eastern), considering neither as merely a prelude to the Cold War, but critically examining their general impact and their relationship with that phenomenon. This timely textbook represents an approachable synthesis of the literature relating to the causes, course and outcomes of the Second World War, and is ideal for all those seeking a succinct introduction.
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    Author : Plowright, John
    Publisher : Palgrave MacMillan
    Tags: The Causes, Course and Outcomes of World War Two Plowright, John

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    Iceman: Uncovering the Life & Times of a Prehistoric Man Found in an Alpine Glacier

    Product : Iceman: Uncovering the Life & Times of a Prehistoric Man Found in an Alpine Glacier
    Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
    Description : On September 19, 1991 a couple hiking along an Alpine ridge stumbled upon a frozen, intact corpse melting out of a glacier. He was dubbed "the Iceman," and his discovery--along with the realization that he was actually 5,000 years old--set off a whirlwind of political, scientific, and media activity that made him an overnight sensation. In this remarkable and dramatic book, Brenda Fowler takes readers through the bizarre odyssey that began in the Stone Age and continued for years after the Iceman was unearthed.
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    Author : Fowler, Brenda
    Publisher : University of Chicago Press
    Tags: Iceman: Uncovering the Life & Times of a Prehistoric Man Found in an Alpine Glacier Fowler, Brenda

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    An Introduction to Childhood: Anthropological Perspectives on Children's Lives

    Product : An Introduction to Childhood: Anthropological Perspectives on Children's Lives
    Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
    Description : In "An Introduction to Childhood," Heather Montgomery examines the role children have played within anthropology, how they have been studied by anthropologists and how they have been portrayed and analyzed in ethnographic monographs over the last one hundred and fifty years. Offers a comprehensive overview of childhood from an anthropological perspective Draws upon a wide range of examples and evidence from different geographical areas and belief systems Synthesizes existing literature on the anthropology of childhood, while providing a fresh perspective Engages students with illustrative ethnographies to illuminate key topics and themes
    **** PRICE: USD 30.35
    Author : Montgomery, Heather
    Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
    Tags: An Introduction to Childhood: Anthropological Perspectives on Children's Lives Montgomery, Heather

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    LSD, Spirituality, and the Creative Process: Based on the Groundbreaking Research of Oscar Janiger, M.D.

    Product : LSD, Spirituality, and the Creative Process: Based on the Groundbreaking Research of Oscar Janiger, M.D.
    Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
    Description : An exploration of how LSD influences imagination and the creative process. - Based on the results of one of the longest clinical studies of LSD that took place between 1954 and 1962, before LSD was illegal. - Includes personal reports, artwork, and poetry from the original sessions as testimony of the impact of LSD on the creative process. In 1954 a Los Angeles psychiatrist began experimenting with a then new chemical discovery known as LSD-25. Over an eight-year period Dr. Oscar Janiger gave LSD-25 to more than 950 men and women, ranging in age from 18 to 81 and coming from all walks of life. The data collected by the author during those trials and from follow-up studies done 40 years later is now available here for the first time, along with the authors' examination of LSD's ramifications on creativity, imagination, and spirituality. In this book Marlene Dobkin de Rios, a medical anthropologist who has studied the use of hallucinogens in tribal and third world societies, considers the spiritual implications of these findings in comparison with indigenous groups that employ psychoactive substances in their religious ceremonies. The book also examines the nature of the creative process as influenced by psychedelics and provides artwork and poetry from the original experiment sessions, allowing the reader to personally witness LSD's impact on creativity. The studies recounted in "LSD, Spirituality, and the Creative Process" depict an important moment in the history of consciousness and reveal the psychic unity of humanity.
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    Author : Dobkin de Rios, Marlene / Rios, PH. D. / Janiger, M. D.
    Publisher : Park Street Press
    Tags: LSD, Spirituality, and the Creative Process: Based on the Groundbreaking Research of Oscar Janiger, M.D. Dobkin de Rios, Marlene / Rios, PH. D. / Janiger, M. D.

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    Crossed Blades

    Product : Crossed Blades
    Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
    Description : For six years, former temple assassin Aral Kingslayer has been living as a jack of the shadow trades, picking up odd jobs on the wrong side of the law. But the past is never dead, and Aral's has finally caught up to him in the beautiful, dangerous form of Jax Seldansbane--a fellow Blade and Aral's onetime fiancee. Jax claims that the forces that destroyed everything Aral once held dear are on the move again, and she needs his help to stop them. But Aral has a new life now, with a fresh identity and new responsibilities. And while he isn't keen on letting the past back in, the former assassin soon finds himself involved in a war that will leave him with no way out and no idea who to trust...
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    Author : McCullough, Kelly
    Publisher : Ace Books
    Tags: Crossed Blades McCullough, Kelly

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    Project Management for Small Business: A Streamlined Approach from Planning to Completion

    Product : Project Management for Small Business: A Streamlined Approach from Planning to Completion
    Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
    Description : Project management can help companies become more efficient and profitable. But classic project management models often prove too cumbersome for smaller businesses with limited staff resources, tight budgets, and next to no time to devote to learning complex methodologies. These smaller enterprises need the core principles and techniques of project management in a streamlined package. "Project Management for Small Business" offers simple, repeatable practices for planning, executing, and controlling projects in smaller environments in which one team member may wear multiple hats. Readers will learn how to: - Define project requirements and scope - Create a project schedule based on resource availability - Estimate, budget, and control project costs - Identify and minimize project risks - Manage workflow - Communicate effectively - Control project change - And more. Grounded in real-world experience, this practical guide skips the complicated theory and goes straight to the heart of what it really takes to make a project a success.
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    Author : Phillips, Joseph
    Publisher : AMACOM/American Management Association
    Tags: Project Management for Small Business: A Streamlined Approach from Planning to Completion Phillips, Joseph

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    Place: New Poems

    Product : Place: New Poems
    Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
    Description : "Graham's poetry is among the most sensuously embodied and imaginative writing we have." --New York Times "One of the most important living poets." --Library Journal Place is a new collection of poems from Pulitzer Prize winner Jorie Graham. An extraordinary American artist whom The New Yorker calls "a mesmerizing voice" Graham is renowned for poetry that is startling, original, and deeply relevant, and has been placed in the poetic lineage of such masters as T.S. Eliot and John Ashbery. In Place, Graham explores the ways in which our imagination, intuition, and experience aid us in navigating a world moving towards its own annihilation and a political reality where the human person and its dignity are increasingly disposable.
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    Author : Graham, Jorie
    Publisher : Ecco Press
    Tags: Place: New Poems Graham, Jorie

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    Strange Armor

    Product : Strange Armor
    Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
    Description : A troubled man seeking spiritual renewal in the wilderness experiences a wholly unexpected rebirth - as a walking monolith, half a ton of animate stone able to perform astonishing feats of strength and endurance but forever denied many of life's fundamental pleasures. As Concrete, Ronald Lithgow becomes an overnight celebrity and the focus of dark government operatives desperate to keep the secret of his metamorphosis from the public. Concrete must struggle with the loss of his humanity while discovering, perhaps for the first time, what it truly means to be human.
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    Author : Chadwick, Paul
    Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
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    The Lord Reigns

    Product : The Lord Reigns
    Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
    Description : James Mays convincingly argues that the declaration "The Lord reigns" is not only a statement of faith but a statement of a particular worldview: that is, there is a God, and all of reality can be understood only in terms of God and God's sovereignty. By addressing the importance of the language associated with the reign of God as expressed in the Psalms, "The Lord Reigns" offers a way to better understand the relationship between God and creation.
    **** PRICE: USD 11.42
    Author : Mays, James Luther / Mays
    Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
    Tags: The Lord Reigns Mays, James Luther / Mays

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    Stomp and Swerve: American Music Gets Hot, 1843-1924

    Product : Stomp and Swerve: American Music Gets Hot, 1843-1924
    Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
    Description : - Companion CD Stomp and Swerve to be simultaneously released by Archeophone records
    **** PRICE: USD 11.42
    Author : Wondrich, David
    Publisher : Chicago Review Press
    Tags: Stomp and Swerve: American Music Gets Hot, 1843-1924 Wondrich, David

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    My Uncle Keith Died

    Product : My Uncle Keith Died
    Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
    Description : In the United States suicide is the third leading cause of death for those between the ages of 10 and 24 and the second leading cause of death for American college students. The children's book, My Uncle Keith Died describes the symptoms of depression. It also helps children understand why a depressed person may not seek help. By reading Cody's questions and his mother's answers about his uncle's death, young readers will learn what to do if someone they know shows signs of depression. Early detection, intervention, and treatment for depression are critical for preventing suicides. Included is a discussion guide written by Julianne Cosentino, which will help parents and professionals deal with the type of questions children are likely to ask when their lives have been touched by suicide.
    **** PRICE: USD 11.40
    Author : Loehr, Carol Ann / Mojonnier, James / Cosentino, Julianne
    Publisher : Trafford Publishing
    Tags: My Uncle Keith Died Loehr, Carol Ann / Mojonnier, James / Cosentino, Julianne

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    Aftermath: World Trade Center Archive

    Product : Aftermath: World Trade Center Archive
    Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
    Description : ""Aftermath" is a testament to the heroism and compassion that were so much a part of the recovery effort at ground zero. Joel's work and dedication presented on the pages of this book is for every American, as a tribute and historical record ensuring 9/11 is never forgotten on future generations." - Joe Daniels, 9/11 Memorial President, 2011 After the destruction of the World Trade Center in New York on September 11th 2001, the world-renowned photographer Joel Meyerowitz felt compelled to visit the site. In his own words, he was 'overcome by a deep impulse to help, to save, to soothe, but, being far away, there was nothing I could do. On his return, Meyerowitz soon made his way to the scene where, upon raising his camera, he was reminded by a police officer that this was a crime scene and that no photographs were allowed. Meyerowitz duly left the scene but within a few blocks the officer's reminder had turned into consciousness. To Meyerowitz, 'no photographs meant no history' and he decided at that moment to find a way in and make an archive for the City of New York. Within days, he had established strong links with many of the firefighters, policemen and construction workers contributing to the clean up. With their assistance he became the only photographer to be granted unimpeded access to Ground Zero. Once there, he systematically began to document the wreckage followed by the necessary demolition, excavation and removal of tens of thousands of tonnes of debris that would transform the site from one of total devastation to level ground. Soon after, the Museum of the City of New York officially engaged Meyerowitz to create an archive of the destruction and recovery at Ground Zero. Meyerowitz takes a meditative stance toward the work and workers at Ground Zero, methodically recording the painful work of rescue, recovery, demolition and excavation. His 400 photographs featured here succinctly convey the magnitude of the destruction and loss and the heroic nature of the response. The images included here are a combination of prints from a large format camera, which allows for the greater detail, and standard 35mm, a format which provided Meyerowitz with the freedom to move easily around the site and capture each moment as it happened. The remarkable pictures in the archive visually relate the catastrophic destruction of the 9/11 attacks and the physical and human dimensions of the recovery effort. The aim of this book is to provide record of the extraordinary extent of the World Trade Center attacks and to documents the recovery efforts. The book will serve as both a poignant elegy to those that lost their lives and as a celebration of the tireless determination of those left behind to reclaim and rebuild the area known as 'Ground Zero'. The 2011 Edition of "Aftermath" will find a new audience at the 10 year anniversary of 9/11 in September 2011 at the opening of the 9/11 Memorial in NYC.
    **** PRICE: USD 10.62
    Author : Meyerowitz, Joel
    Publisher : Phaidon Press
    Tags: Aftermath: World Trade Center Archive Meyerowitz, Joel

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    My First Bilingual Book - Numbers (English-Somali)

    Product : My First Bilingual Book - Numbers (English-Somali)
    Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
    Description : Guaranteed to enrich a toddler's vocabulary, this simple and fun series of bilingual board books is ideal for helping children discover a foreign language. Highlighting the two basic concepts of colors and numbers, this collection combines photographs and colorful illustrations. All images include the words in both English and the second language in clear, bold text. Suitable for toddlers on their own or in groups, these books are a child's perfect introduction to exploring new languages.
    **** PRICE: USD 10.09
    Author : Milet Publishing
    Publisher : Milet Publishing
    Tags: My First Bilingual Book - Numbers (English-Somali) Milet Publishing

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    Living Dangerously

    Product : Living Dangerously
    Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
    Description : Polly Cameron is happy being thirty-five and celibate, thank you, living in a small Gloucestershire town with a possessive cat for company. A relationship would only complicate her busy life. There's her job in the Whole Nut Cafe and the "Save Our High Street" campaign, plus her fledgling pottery career -- not to mention dodging everyone's efforts to find her a husband
    **** PRICE: USD 10.10
    Author : Fforde, Katie
    Publisher : Cornerstone
    Tags: Living Dangerously Fforde, Katie

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    The Library of Shadows

    Product : The Library of Shadows
    Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
    Description : An engrossing literary thriller of intrigue and conspiracy. When Luca Campelli dies a sudden and violent death, his son Jon inherits his second-hand bookshop, Libri di Luca, in Copenhagen. Jon has not seen his father for twenty years since the mysterious death of his mother. When Luca's death is followed by an arson attempt on the shop, Jon is forced to explore his family's past. Unbeknown to Jon, the bookshop has for years been hiding a remarkable secret. It is the meeting place of a society of booklovers and readers who have maintained a tradition of immense power passed down from the days of the great library of ancient Alexandria. Now someone is trying to destroy them, and Jon finds himself in a fight for his life and those of his new friends.
    **** PRICE: USD 10.19
    Author : Birkegaard, Mikkel / Nunnally, Tiina
    Publisher : Black Swan Books, Limited
    Tags: The Library of Shadows Birkegaard, Mikkel / Nunnally, Tiina

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    Roller Montegrappa Beauty Book Lady, Plata .925, Limited Ed, ISBBTRCZ
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    Blacksmithing & Forging Vintage Books Collection 33 PDF E-Books on 1 DVD Anvil
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    Vintage Faux cuero de la cubierta del cuaderno Diario cadena en blanco náutico
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    1994 Film rudyard kiplings the jungle book Fridge Magnet Iman Nevera
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