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Mental Illness and PsychologySanta Ana: The People, the Pueblo, and the History of TamayaTheory of Linear Operators in Hilbert SpaceOpossum at Sycamore RoadMatchlock Musketeer: 1588-1688Cucina Povera: Tuscan Peasant CookingOrigami for Everyone: Beginner - Intermediate - AdvancedCarols for Choirs 1: Fifty Christmas CarolsNoah's Curse: The Biblical Justification of American SlaveryAlwaysRanch Style: 200 New House PlansAbnormal Psychology: An Integrative ApproachIntermediate Mechanics of MaterialsHealthcare Outcomes Management: Strategies for Planning and EvaluationEthics and the Practice of ArchitectureGrowing Healthy Asian American ChurchesCajun CountryHamilton's Curse: How Jefferson's Archenemy Betrayed the American Revolution--And What It Means for Americans TodayGeneralizability Theory: A PrimerSexual Behavior in the Human MaleRehabilitating Lochner: Defending Individual Rights Against Progressive ReformNavigating the Research University: A Guide for First-Year StudentsPhased Array-Based Systems and ApplicationsAir Conditioning Principles and Systems: An Energy ApproachPissarro: Colour LibraryTextbook of Biochemistry with Clinical CorrelationsReinventing Democrats: The Politics of Liberalism from Reagan to ClintonFather Orsini's Italian KitchenSchool of LoveThe City's End: Two Centuries of Fantasies, Fears, and Premonitions of New York's DestructionVideo Observations for the Iters-RSilk ShadingInternational Relations and World Politics: Security, Economy, IdentityAnnie Vocal Selections - Deluxe Souvenir EditionChanneling: What It is and How to Do ItDeadwood: 1876-1976The Challenge of Jesus' ParablesThe Oldest OrphanHaunted Hoosier Trails: A Guide to Indiana's Famous Folklore Spooky SitesThe Masonic Myth: Unlocking the Truth about the Symbols, the Secret Rites, and the History of FreemasonryNeon Angel: A Memoir of a RunawayHardboiled: An Anthology of American Crime StoriesThe Essential Guide to RF and WirelssSpunky's DiaryThe Jimmy Fund: Of Dana-Farber Cancer InstituteLunch Lady and the Bake Sale BanditSwell FoopAmerican Houses: A Field Guide to the Architecture of the HomeSentence Diagramming: A Step-By-Step Approach to Learning Grammar Through DiagrammingEthics: History, Theory, and Contemporary IssuesUnderstanding Troubled and Troubling YouthMocha with Max: Friendly Thoughts & Simple Truths from the Writings of Max LucadoThe Sacred BlacksmithThe Tour Guide: Walking and Talking New YorkThe Straight Lead: The Core of Bruce Lee's Jun Fan Jeet Kune DoOnly Mr. Darcy Will DoHow to Build the Shellback DinghyCliffsquickreview Criminal JusticeLectures on Homeopathic PhilosophyHey Ho Let's Go: The Story of the RamonesJesus God and ManExplosiveDruid Magic: The Practice of Celtic WisdomDesi Land: Teen Culture, Class, and Success in Silicon ValleyMy People's Prayer Book Volume 4: Seder K'Riat Hatorah (the Torah Service)A Rhetoric for the Social Sciences: A Guide to Academic and Professional CommunicationGraceland: An Interactive Pop-Up TourThe Small Business Start-Up Kit for CaliforniaThe Sea RoadPopular Crime: Reflections on the Celebration of ViolenceKiller Crab CakesThe Truth about My Bat MitzvahAppalachian Mountain Club: Discover Martha's Vineyard: AMC's Guide to the Best Hiking, Biking, and PaddlingMarco Polo: Overland to ChinaThe Ungovernable City: John Lindsay and His Struggle to Save New YorkNeighbor Power: Building Community the Seattle WayConstantine's Bible: Politics and the Making of the New TestamentWhat If? Civil WarRebel Girls: Youth Activism and Social Change Across the AmericasThe Portage to San Cristobal of A. H.Scandilicious: Secrets of Scandinavian Cooking...The Power of Positive ThinkingSlavery: A Problem in American Institutional and Intellectual LifeNeo-Liberal Ideology: History, Concepts and PoliciesNine Women: Portraits from the American Radical TraditionA New Deal for the World: America's Vision for Human RightsAmerican DesertChimpanzee and Red Colobus: The Ecology of Predator and Prey, with a Foreword by Richard WranghamOn ReadingA Scientist in the CityThe Heavenly Good of Earthly WorkAn Introduction to the New Testament: Volume 1: The Gospels and Acts, Volume 2: The Pauline Epistles, Volume 3: The Non-Pauline EpThe Best of Autism Asperger's Digest Magazine, Volume 1: Outstanding Selections from Over Four Years of Issues!The Maple Sugar BookConflict Resolution for Managers and Leaders: The CDR Associates Training Package: Participant's WorkbookYoung Romance: The Best of Simon & Kirby's Romance ComicsIronstruck ... the Ironman Triathlon JourneyThe Rising: Ireland: Easter 1916Life Sentences: Literary Judgments and AccountsOffering Flowers, Feeding Skulls: Popular Goddess Worship in West Bengal


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Mental Illness and Psychology

Product : Mental Illness and Psychology
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : This seminal early work of Foucault is indispensable to understanding his development as a thinker. Written in 1954 and revised in 1962, "Mental Illness and Psychology "delineates the shift that occurred in Foucault's thought during this period. The first iteration reflects the philosopher's early interest in and respect for Freud and the psychoanalytic tradition. The second part, rewritten in 1962, marks a dramatic change in Foucault's thinking. Examining the history of madness as a social and cultural construct, he moves outside of the psychoanalytic tradition into the radical critique of Freud that was to dominate his later work. "Mental Illness and Psychology "is an important document tracing the intellectual evolution of this influential thinker. A foreword by Foucault scholar Hubert Dreyfus situates the book within the framework of Foucault's entire body of work.
**** PRICE: USD 7.27
Author : Foucault, Michel / Sheridan, Alan / Dreyfus, Hubert L.
Publisher : University of California Press
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Santa Ana: The People, the Pueblo, and the History of Tamaya

Product : Santa Ana: The People, the Pueblo, and the History of Tamaya
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : An official history of the New Mexico pueblo written by the elders of the pueblo with professional historians.
**** PRICE: USD 13.44
Author : Bayer, Laura / Pueblo of Santa Ana / Montoya, Floyd
Publisher : University of New Mexico Press
Tags: Santa Ana: The People, the Pueblo, and the History of Tamaya Bayer, Laura / Pueblo of Santa Ana / Montoya, Floyd

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Theory of Linear Operators in Hilbert Space

Product : Theory of Linear Operators in Hilbert Space
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : This classic textbook introduces linear operators in Hilbert space, and presents in detail the geometry of Hilbert space and the spectral theory of unitary and self-adjoint operators. It is directed to students at graduate and advanced undergraduate levels, but should prove invaluable for every mathematician and physicist. 1961, 1963 edition.
**** PRICE: USD 16.30
Author : Akhiezer, N. I. / Akhiezer / Glazman
Publisher : Dover Publications
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Opossum at Sycamore Road

Product : Opossum at Sycamore Road
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Children discover that they do not have to travel great distances to see great things as they read about amazing animals, insects, and birds that live in backyards across North America. -- A Parents' Choice Approval for 19 title book and tape series. -- Glossary highlights key plant and animals terms. -- Read-along cassettes include page-turning tones and authentic sound effects. -- Toys authenticated by Smithsonian Institution curators for realism. As the moon's silvery light shines down, Opossum and her four babies waddle across the yard to tangle with trash cans and "play possum" with a big brown dog.
**** PRICE: USD 14.28
Author : Walker, Sally / Sally M Walker / Snyder, Joel
Publisher : Soundprints
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Matchlock Musketeer: 1588-1688

Product : Matchlock Musketeer: 1588-1688
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : The Matchlock Musketeer follows the lives of soldiers armed with this weapon from its adoption by the English in Queen Elizabeth's reign until its replacement with the flintlock at the end of the 17th century. It was used extensively during the Armada Campaign, the English Civil War, The Restoration and the Glorious Revolution. The musketeer's experience in battle, skirmish, siege and camp saw both change and continuity during this period. The common experiences of the musketeer (including digging trenches, firing and fighting, and life on campaign) are explored in this title.
**** PRICE: USD 14.93
Author : Roberts, Keith / Walsh, Stephen
Publisher : Osprey Publishing (UK)
Tags: Matchlock Musketeer: 1588-1688 Roberts, Keith / Walsh, Stephen

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Cucina Povera: Tuscan Peasant Cooking

Product : Cucina Povera: Tuscan Peasant Cooking
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : A cookbook of recipes that Pamela Sheldon Johns collected and adapted from neighbors, friends, and local food producers while living in Tuscany. "Good food for hard times" - regional Tuscan recipes that take advantage of the fruits of the seasons from her farm community. Some of the recipes include: Gnudi (spinach and ricotta dumplings), Involtini di Maiale (stuffed pork rolls), Fagioli all'uccelletto (stewed beans with tomatoes), and Crostate di Prugne (Prune jam tart)
**** PRICE: USD 19.93
Author : Johns, Pamela Sheldon / Wyner, Andrea
Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
Tags: Cucina Povera: Tuscan Peasant Cooking Johns, Pamela Sheldon / Wyner, Andrea

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Origami for Everyone: Beginner - Intermediate - Advanced

Product : Origami for Everyone: Beginner - Intermediate - Advanced
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : "A complete step-by-step guide to making wonderful paper creations featuring hundreds of detailed illustrations for 68 models. " Origami aficionados are continually modernizing this ancient art. Interesting new folds and surprisingly innovative projects attract newcomers and keep enthusiasts interested. "Origami for Everyone" features the best projects from three successful titles: "Easy Origami, Origami Paper Airplanes" and "Origami Paper Animals." This new volume is filled with outstanding folds for airplanes, animals and a range of other designs. Models are rated according to skill level. Though appropriate for those new to origami, experienced folders will also find much to entice them. The book provides instructions on basic folding techniques and a discussion of the various papers available. It provides a solid base on which readers of all ages can build. Extremely detailed technical drawings, in color, accompany the reader every step of the way, from the very first crease to the stunning finished project. Projects include: Elephant Owl Flower Chopper Frisbee Pyramid Heron Propeller. Thoroughly tested and carefully designed instructions make it possible for anyone to achieve results on the first try.
**** PRICE: USD 19.95
Author : Boursin, Didier
Publisher : Firefly Books
Tags: Origami for Everyone: Beginner - Intermediate - Advanced Boursin, Didier

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Carols for Choirs 1: Fifty Christmas Carols

Product : Carols for Choirs 1: Fifty Christmas Carols
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : 50 Christmas carols The volumes of Carols for Choirs have established themselves as the quintessential carol books for carol-singers around the world. Each volume presents a wide rage of carols to suit every occasion, from well-known tunes superbly arranged to be the best original compositions. Carols for Choirs 1 includes carols for audience and congregation with varied harmonizations and festive descants, the full text of the traditional Nine Lessons printed in the appendix, and a detailed list of the carol orchestrations available on rental. Orchestrations for several of the carols from this collection are available on sale or hire under the titles Three Carol Orchestrations and Five Christmas Carols. Eight Carol Accompaniments for 5 and 8 part brass (to accompany carols from CfC1 and CfC2) are also on sale.
**** PRICE: USD 18.87
Author : Jacques, Reginald / Willcocks, David / Rutter, John
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Tags: Carols for Choirs 1: Fifty Christmas Carols Jacques, Reginald / Willcocks, David / Rutter, John

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Noah's Curse: The Biblical Justification of American Slavery

Product : Noah's Curse: The Biblical Justification of American Slavery
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : "A servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren." So reads Noah's curse on his son Ham, and all his descendants, in Genesis 9:25. Over centuries of interpretation, Ham came to be identified as the ancestor of black Africans, and Noah's curse to be seen as biblical justification for American slavery and segregation. Examining the history of the American interpretation of Noah's curse, this book begins with an overview of the prior history of the reception of this scripture and then turns to the distinctive and creative ways in which the curse was appropriated by American pro-slavery and pro-segregation interpreters.
**** PRICE: USD 19.04
Author : Haynes, Stephen R.
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Tags: Noah's Curse: The Biblical Justification of American Slavery Haynes, Stephen R.

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Always

Product : Always
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Children everywhere will be comforted by this universal tale, in which a young boy is assured that his mother loves him -- no matter what he does. "Do you love me when I finger-paint with toothpaste on the bathroom mirror?" As he goes through a day, a child asks his mother for reassurance with a series of questions. Does she love him when he's gentle? Does she love him when he's not? Does she love him when he jumps in puddles wearing his new sneakers? Simple, charming, and disarming, Ann Stott's story will resonate with little listeners and adults alike. Matt Phelan's funny, poignant drawings capture the child's behavior, both good and bad, and the mother's unconditional love.
**** PRICE: USD 18.08
Author : Stott, Ann / Phelan, Matt
Publisher : Candlewick Press (MA)
Tags: Always Stott, Ann / Phelan, Matt

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Ranch Style: 200 New House Plans

Product : Ranch Style: 200 New House Plans
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : 200 New Ranch Style House Plans - Open Floor Plans, Single Level Living, Affordable Design
**** PRICE: USD 17.33
Author : Hanley Wood Homeplanners
Publisher : Home Planners
Tags: Ranch Style: 200 New House Plans Hanley Wood Homeplanners

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Abnormal Psychology: An Integrative Approach

Product : Abnormal Psychology: An Integrative Approach
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : The sixth edition Study Guide by John Story of Bluegrass Community and Technical College encourages collaborative learning and active reading, listening, and study skills. It contains chapter summaries, key words, sample questions, activities, crossword puzzles, concept maps, and Internet resources for every chapter of the text.
**** PRICE: USD 96.94
Author : Barlow, David H. / Durand, V. Mark
Publisher : Wadsworth Publishing Company
Tags: Abnormal Psychology: An Integrative Approach Barlow, David H. / Durand, V. Mark

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Intermediate Mechanics of Materials

Product : Intermediate Mechanics of Materials
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : This book covers the essential topics for a second-level course in strength of materials or mechanics of materials, with an emphasis on techniques that are useful for mechanical design. Design typically involves an initial conceptual stage during which many options are considered. At this stage, quick approximate analytical methods are crucial in determining which of the initial proposals are feasible. The ideal would be to get within 30% with a few lines of calculation. The designer also needs to develop experience as to the kinds of features in the geometry or the loading that are most likely to lead to critical conditions. With this in mind, the author tries wherever possible to give a physical and even an intuitive interpretation to the problems under investigation. For example, students are encouraged to estimate the location of weak and strong bending axes and the resulting neutral axis of bending before performing calculations, and the author discusses ways of getting good accuracy with a simple one degree of freedom Rayleigh-Ritz approximation. Students are also encouraged to develop a feeling for structural deformation by performing simple experiments in their outside environment, such as estimating the radius to which an initially straight bar can be bent without producing permanent deformation, or convincing themselves of the dramatic difference between torsional and bending stiffness for a thin-walled open beam section by trying to bend and then twist a structural steel beam by hand-applied loads at one end. In choosing dimensions for mechanical components, designers will expect to be guided by criteria of minimum weight, which with elementary calculations, generally leads to a thin-walled structure as an optimal solution. This consideration motivates the emphasis on thin-walled structures, but also demands that students be introduced to the limits imposed by structural instability. Emphasis is also placed on the effect of manufacturing errors on such highly-designed structures - for example, the effect of load misalignment on a beam with a large ratio between principal stiffness and the large magnification of initial alignment or loading errors in a strut below, but not too far below the buckling load. This is the second edition of a course in mechanics of materials. Additional material can be found on http: //extras.springer.com/ .
**** PRICE: USD 87.46
Author : Barber, J. R.
Publisher : Springer
Tags: Intermediate Mechanics of Materials Barber, J. R.

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Healthcare Outcomes Management: Strategies for Planning and Evaluation

Product : Healthcare Outcomes Management: Strategies for Planning and Evaluation
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Healthcare Outcomes Management: Strategies for Planning and Evaluation explores the critical assessment of healthcare outcomes management and planning using the biopsychosocial approach of healthcare delivery as the framework for discussion. This text is ideal for graduate courses in Health Care Outcomes Management.
**** PRICE: USD 105.81
Author : Block, Dale J.
Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Tags: Healthcare Outcomes Management: Strategies for Planning and Evaluation Block, Dale J.

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Ethics and the Practice of Architecture

Product : Ethics and the Practice of Architecture
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : From theory to practice a unique, well-rounded guide to ethics for today s architect How does an architect assist a community in evaluating alternative designs? Resolve a dispute with a contractor? Take into account a project s impact on the natural environment? When it comes to questions like these, making decisions about what ought to be done or what is the "best" or "right" solution requires more than sound technical knowledge and strong design talent. It demands a solid understanding of the ethical issues that lie at the heart of architectural practice. Ethics and the Practice of Architecture offers a complete, broad-based introduction to this crucial subject. First, it examines basic ethical theories and their application to architecture, and discusses different ways of identifying ethical content in architecture. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, the second part of the book surveys different professional settings and building project processes that frequently hold ethical concerns, and charts the ethical mandates that arise from them. In the final section of the book, thirty case studies explore a wide range of ethical dilemmas encountered in architectural practice, with useful guidance on how to work through them effectively. Arranged by topics that span the key phases of a project from pre-design through post-occupancy evaluation, these case studies allow a detailed look at ethical concerns in real-life situations where multiple issues are often at stake. Providing a practical framework for the exploration of ethical issues in architecture today, Ethics and the Practice of Architecture is an excellent resource for present and future architects in all areas of the field.
**** PRICE: USD 60.61
Author : Wasserman, Barry / Sullivan, Patrick J. / Palermo, Gregory
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Tags: Ethics and the Practice of Architecture Wasserman, Barry / Sullivan, Patrick J. / Palermo, Gregory

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Growing Healthy Asian American Churches

Product : Growing Healthy Asian American Churches
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : The Asian American church is in transition. Congregations face the challenges of preserving ethnic culture and heritage while contextualizing their ministry to younger generations and the unchurched. Many Asian American church leaders struggle with issues like leadership development, community dynamics and intergenerational conflict. But often Asian American churches lack the resources and support they need to fulfill their callings. Peter Cha, Steve Kang and Helen Lee and a team of veteran Asian American pastors and church leaders offer eight key values for healthy Asian American churches. Drawing on years of expertise and filled with practical examples from landmark churches like Evergreen Baptist Church of Los Angeles, NewSong Church and Lighthouse Christian Church, the book provides soundly biblical perspectives for effective ministry that honors the Asian American cultural context. Insights from such pioneering leaders as Ken Fong, David Gibbons, Grace May, Wayne Ogimachi, Steve Wong, Nancy Sugikawa and Soong-Chan Rah make this an essential guide for Asian American church leaders wanting to help their congregations achieve health and growth. Produced in partnership with the Catalyst Leadership Center, a resource organization for Asian American church ministry.
**** PRICE: USD 19.73
Author : Cha, Peter / Kang, S. Steve / Lee, Helen
Publisher : IVP Books
Tags: Growing Healthy Asian American Churches Cha, Peter / Kang, S. Steve / Lee, Helen

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Cajun Country

Product : Cajun Country
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : The first book in the Folklife in the South series and by far the broadest look at traditional Cajun culture ever assembled. It not only describes the traditions as they are but also explains how they came to be.
**** PRICE: USD 21.26
Author : Ancelet, Barry Jean / Montell, Lynwood / Pitre, Glen
Publisher : University Press of Mississippi
Tags: Cajun Country Ancelet, Barry Jean / Montell, Lynwood / Pitre, Glen

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Hamilton's Curse: How Jefferson's Archenemy Betrayed the American Revolution--And What It Means for Americans Today

Product : Hamilton's Curse: How Jefferson's Archenemy Betrayed the American Revolution--And What It Means for Americans Today
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Two of the most influential figures in American history. Two opposing political philosophies. Two radically different visions for America. Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton were without question two of the most important Founding Fathers. They were also the fiercest of rivals. Of these two political titans, it is Jefferson---the revered author of the Declaration of Independence and our third president---who is better remembered today. But in fact it is Hamilton's political legacy that has triumphed---a legacy that has subverted the Constitution and transformed the federal government into the very leviathan state that our forefathers fought against in the American Revolution. How did we go from the Jeffersonian ideal of limited government to the bloated imperialist system of Hamilton's design? Acclaimed economic historian Thomas J. DiLorenzo provides the troubling answer in "Hamilton's Curse." DiLorenzo reveals how Hamilton, first as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention and later as the nation's first and most influential treasury secretary, masterfully promoted an agenda of nationalist glory and interventionist economics---core beliefs that did not die with Hamilton in his fatal duel with Aaron Burr. Carried on through his political heirs, the Hamiltonian legacy: - Wrested control into the hands of the federal government by inventing the myth of the Constitution's "implied powers" - Established the imperial presidency (Hamilton himself proposed a permanent president---in other words, a king) - Devised a national banking system that imposes boom-and-bust cycles on the American economy - Saddled Americans with a massive national debt and oppressive taxation - Inflated the role of the federal courts in order to eviscerate individual liberties and state sovereignty - Pushed economic policies that lined the pockets of the wealthy and created a government system built on graft, spoils, and patronage - Transformed state governments from Jeffersonian bulwarks of liberty to beggars for federal crumbs By debunking the Hamiltonian myths perpetuated in recent admiring biographies, DiLorenzo exposes an uncomfortable truth: The American people are no longer the masters of their government but its servants. Only by restoring a system based on Jeffersonian ideals can Hamilton's curse be lifted, at last.
**** PRICE: USD 21.45
Author : Dilorenzo, Thomas J.
Publisher : Crown Forum
Tags: Hamilton's Curse: How Jefferson's Archenemy Betrayed the American Revolution--And What It Means for Americans Today Dilorenzo, Thomas J.

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Generalizability Theory: A Primer

Product : Generalizability Theory: A Primer
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Accessible to any professional or researcher who has a basic understanding of analysis of variance, Shavelson and Webb offer an intuitive development of generalizability theory, a technique for estimating the relative magnitudes of various components of error variation and for indicating the most efficient strategy for achieving desired measurement precision. Covering a variety of topics such as generalizability studies with nested facets and with fixed facets, measurement error and generalizability coefficients, and decision studies with same and with different designs, the text includes exercises so the reader may practice the application of each chapter's material. By using detailed illustrations and examples, Shavelson and Webb clearly describe the logic underlying major concepts in generalizability theory to enable readers to apply these methods when investigating the consistency of their own measurements.
**** PRICE: USD 78.13
Author : Shavelson, Richard J. / Webb, Noreen M.
Publisher : Sage Publications (CA)
Tags: Generalizability Theory: A Primer Shavelson, Richard J. / Webb, Noreen M.

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Sexual Behavior in the Human Male

Product : Sexual Behavior in the Human Male
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Named one of the "100 Best Books of the 20th Century" by Logos Magazine (UK). Will be on display at the Frankfurt Book Fair 1999.
**** PRICE: USD 74.90
Author : Kinsey, Alfred C. / Pomeroy, Wardell P. / Martin, Clyde E.
Publisher : Indiana University Press
Tags: Sexual Behavior in the Human Male Kinsey, Alfred C. / Pomeroy, Wardell P. / Martin, Clyde E.

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Rehabilitating Lochner: Defending Individual Rights Against Progressive Reform

Product : Rehabilitating Lochner: Defending Individual Rights Against Progressive Reform
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : In this timely reevaluation of an infamous Supreme Court decision, David E. Bernstein provides a compelling survey of the history and background of "Lochner v. New York." This 1905 decision invalidated state laws limiting work hours and became the leading case contending that novel economic regulations were unconstitutional. Sure to be controversial, "Rehabilitating Lochner "argues that the decision was well grounded in precedent—and that modern constitutional jurisprudence owes at least as much to the limited-government ideas of "Lochner" proponents as to the more expansive vision of its Progressive opponents.   Tracing the influence of this decision through subsequent battles over segregation laws, sex discrimination, civil liberties, and more, "Rehabilitating Lochner" argues not only that the court acted reasonably in "Lochner, " but that "Lochner" and like-minded cases have been widely misunderstood and unfairly maligned ever since.    
**** PRICE: USD 65.49
Author : Bernstein, David E.
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Tags: Rehabilitating Lochner: Defending Individual Rights Against Progressive Reform Bernstein, David E.

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Navigating the Research University: A Guide for First-Year Students

Product : Navigating the Research University: A Guide for First-Year Students
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Full of practical tips and tools and useful personal advice, NAVIGATING THE RESEARCH UNIVERSITY: A GUIDE FOR FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS, 3E, provides students with a comprehensive introduction to education at a research institution. The text is designed to support students at a broad range of research universities by helping them understand research, the role it plays in the university, and the basic methodologies used in a variety of disciplines. Andreatta guides students in developing the skills necessary for achieving academic success, including critical thinking, thoughtful analysis, and effective writing. In addition, the text includes valuable insights into the personal and working issues students may encounter as new and aspiring members of a community of scholars.
**** PRICE: USD 72.07
Author : Andreatta, Britt
Publisher : Wadsworth Publishing Company
Tags: Navigating the Research University: A Guide for First-Year Students Andreatta, Britt

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Phased Array-Based Systems and Applications

Product : Phased Array-Based Systems and Applications
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : A comprehensive guide to state-of-the-art phased array-based systems and applications First developed in 1937 to help improve communication links between the United States and the United Kingdom, phased arrays have evolved far beyond their original purpose. In addition to their value in radio communications, phased arrays are now a vital component in national defense, space exploration, astronomy, and electronic warfare. Phased Array-Based Systems and Applications was written for researchers and engineers with a professional interest in phased array-based systems. Timely, authoritative, and comprehensive, it discusses the most current uses of phased arrays (operating at cm and mm wavelengths) in radar, radio astronomy, remote sensing, electronic warfare, spectrum surveillance, and communications. This exploration of systems that share the same principles and perform similar functions helps phased array users in all these fields learn more about the systems and applications in which they specialize. More important, the complementary nature of a variety of sensors is emphasized throughout the book. While his consistent focus is on practical applications, the author also provides generous coverage of basic theoretical principles to help readers understand the systems trade-offs made in the design of various phased arrays. An indispensable professional resource for radar and antenna engineers, Phased Array-Based Systems and Applications is also a superior graduate-level text for students in these fields.
**** PRICE: USD 175.81
Author : Fourikis, Nicholas
Publisher : Wiley-Interscience
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Air Conditioning Principles and Systems: An Energy Approach

Product : Air Conditioning Principles and Systems: An Energy Approach
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Using a minimum of mathematics, this book explores the fundamental concepts of air conditioning and their application to systems -- explaining all concepts in a clear, practical manner, and focusing on problems and examples typically encountered on the job. This book contains the most recent and industry-wide accepted information on load calculations, design data, equipment information, and use of the Internet. Specific chapter topics cover the scope and uses of air conditioning; physical principles; heating loads; furnaces and boilers; hydronic piping systems and terminal units; cooling load calculations; psychrometrics; fluid flow in piping and ducts; piping, valves, ducts, and insulation; fans and air distribution devices; centrifugal pumps, expansion tanks, and venting; air conditioning systems and equipment; refrigeration systems and equipment; automatic controls; energy utilization and conservation; instrumentation, testing, and balancing; and planning and designing the HVAC system; and solar heating and cooling systems.
**** PRICE: USD 190.32
Author : Pita, Edward G. / Pita, P. E. / Edward, G.
Publisher : Prentice Hall
Tags: Air Conditioning Principles and Systems: An Energy Approach Pita, Edward G. / Pita, P. E. / Edward, G.

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Pissarro: Colour Library

Product : Pissarro: Colour Library
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : The series has always been highly regarded for its insight and authority, providing an invaluable introduction to key artists and movements in art history. Each volume contains an introductory essay, forty-eight full-page colour plates, accompanied by extensive notes, and numerous comparative illustrations in colour or black and white.
**** PRICE: USD 11.84
Author : Lloyd, Christopher
Publisher : Phaidon Press
Tags: Pissarro: Colour Library Lloyd, Christopher

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Textbook of Biochemistry with Clinical Correlations

Product : Textbook of Biochemistry with Clinical Correlations
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Thomas M. Devlin's "Textbook of Biochemistry with Clinical Correlations" presents the biochemistry of mammalian cells, relates events at a cellular level to the subsequent physiological processes in the whole animal, and cites examples of human diseases derived from aberrant biochemical processes. The organization and content are tied together to provide students with the complete picture of biochemistry and how it relates to humans. Loaded with new material and chapters and brimming with detailed, full-color illustrations that clearly explain associated concepts, this sixth edition is an indispensable tool for students and professionals in the medical or health sciences. Key Features of the "Sixth Edition": Over 250 Clinical Correlations highlighting the significance of the biochemistry to clinical conditions and diseases MCAT-Style Questions with annontated answers in every chapter - in a format similar to that used by the National Board of Medical Examiners More than 1,200 high-quality, full-color illustrations A concise appendix reviewing important Organic Chemistry Concepts New to the Sixth Edition: Fully Updated with a significant revision of all chapters and major topics Two new chapters: Fundamentals of Signal Transduction and Cell Cycle, Programmed Cell Death, and Cancer A Glossary that explains important biochemical terms New sections on the Basal Lamina Protein Complex and Molecular Motors
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Author : Devlin, Thomas M.
Publisher : Wiley-Liss
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Reinventing Democrats: The Politics of Liberalism from Reagan to Clinton

Product : Reinventing Democrats: The Politics of Liberalism from Reagan to Clinton
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Description : When Bill Clinton declared in 1996 that "the era of big government is over," Republicans felt that he was stealing their thunder. But in fact, it was the culmination of a decade-long struggle for the heart and soul of the Democratic party. This book tells how a group of New Democrats reformed their enfeebled party's agenda, moved it toward the center, and recaptured the White House with their first two-term president since FDR. Reinventing Democrats is the story of the Democratic Leadership Council, an elite group of elected officials, benefactors, and strategists that let fresh air into the smoke-filled room of politics and changed the public philosophy of their party. Kenneth Baer tells who they are, where they came from, what they believe in, and how they helped elect Bill Clinton--the DLC's former chairman--to the presidency. Drawing on DLC archives and interviews with party insiders, Baer chronicles the increasing influence of the DLC from 1985 to the present. He describes battles waged between New Democrats and party liberals after the failed candidacy of Walter Mondale, and he takes readers behind the scenes in Little Rock to tell how DLC director Al From encouraged Clinton's run for the White House. He then explains how the DLC reshaped the party's agenda into a "third way" that embraced positions such as welfare reform, a balanced budget, free trade, a tough stance on crime, and a strong defense. In this revealing analysis of insider politics, Baer shows how a determined faction can consciously change a party's public philosophy, even without the impetus of a national crisis or electoral realignment. He also shows that the New Democrat stance exemplifies how ideas can work insync with the political calendar to determine which specific policies find their way onto the national agenda. If Clinton achieved nothing else in his presidency, says Baer, he moved his party to the center, where it stood a better chance to succeed--much to the dismay of conservatives, who felt victimized by the theft of many of their strongest issues. Baer reveals the role of new ideas in shaping political stratagems and provides much food for thought concerning the evolution of the Democratic party and American party politics.
**** PRICE: USD 9.57
Author : Baer, Kenneth S.
Publisher : University Press of Kansas
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Father Orsini's Italian Kitchen

Product : Father Orsini's Italian Kitchen
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Description : Father Orsini's Italian Kitchen is a rare combination of authentic, old world recipes and an insightful look at the role food plays in our everyday relationships. Did you ever wonder what some priests do in their spare time? Here's one answer... Father Joseph Orsini, a retired Roman Catholic priest, thanks to his mother's expert guidance and advice, has become a cook of considerable distinction. "Father Orsini's Italian Kitchen" is a divine Italian-American cookbook. Inside you'll find 200 traditional, easy-to-follow, and utterly delicious Italian recipes. From pasta to soups and salads to desserts, Father Joe provides exciting Southern Italian and Mediterranean dishes taken from the homespun recipes that make up the foundation of traditional Italian cooking. But this is more than just a collection of superb Italian dishes. Father Orsini includes heart-warming anecdotes about growing up in a large Italian family in New Jersey, and many historical, philosophical, and theological facts relating the joy of cooking to the total human experience.
**** PRICE: USD 7.94
Author : Orsini, Joseph / Orsini, Giuseppe / DeLuise, Dom
Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
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School of Love

Product : School of Love
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Description : This warm and welcoming introduction to Cistercian spirituality teaches the reader how to live by this ancient but increasingly popular tradition. In the hands of well-known author and speaker Basil Pennington, this way of seeking God, with its roots in the Benedictine movement, comes alive. Cistercian spirituality -- their rule or way of life -- emphasizes the need for balancing contemplative prayer, silence, study, manual work, and spiritual friendship. A School of Love is an ideal introduction to the Cicstercian's life-giving vision of God's love, and an ancient way of praying, living, and working with one another that provides practical wisdom for contemporary seekers.
**** PRICE: USD 8.29
Author : Pennington, M. Basil / de Waal, Esther
Publisher : Morehouse Publishing
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The City's End: Two Centuries of Fantasies, Fears, and Premonitions of New York's Destruction

Product : The City's End: Two Centuries of Fantasies, Fears, and Premonitions of New York's Destruction
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Description : From nineteenth-century paintings of fires raging through New York City to scenes of Manhattan engulfed by a gigantic wave in the 1998 movie "Deep Impact," images of the city's end have been prolific and diverse. Why have Americans repeatedly imagined New York's destruction? What do the fantasies of annihilation played out in virtually every form of literature and art mean? This book is the first to investigate two centuries of imagined cataclysms visited upon New York, and to provide a critical historical perspective to our understanding of the events of September 11, 2001. Max Page examines the destruction fantasies created by American writers and imagemakers at various stages of New York's development. Seen in every medium from newspapers and films to novels, paintings, and computer software, such images, though disturbing, have been continuously popular. Page demonstrates with vivid examples and illustrations how each era's destruction genre has reflected the city's economic, political, racial, or physical tensions, and he also shows how the images have become forces in their own right, shaping Americans' perceptions of New York and of cities in general.
**** PRICE: USD 6.94
Author : Page, Max
Publisher : Yale University Press
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Video Observations for the Iters-R

Product : Video Observations for the Iters-R
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Description : Corresponding to the revised ITERS-R, this completely new video with its accompanying Video Guide and Training Workbook is the perfect complement to this powerful, easy-to-use assessment tool.
**** PRICE: USD 7.44
Author : Harms, Thelma / Cryer, Debby
Publisher : Teachers College Press
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Silk Shading

Product : Silk Shading
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Description : Exquisite and timeless, the needlework portrayed in these guides promote the Royal School of Needlework's mission to keep the art of hand embroidery alive in the 21st century. Focusing on some of the oldest and most essential stitches and patterns, the books in this craft series are spiral-bound and lay flat on the table. Step-by-step photographic instructions on framing and transferring designs are included, as are introductory histories to each technique. Sections of patterns, along with pictures of finished pieces that demonstrate how to correctly use the patterns, help crafters take their needlework to new heights of artistry. Suitable for beginners as well as professionals, this handbook provides an in-depth look at the art of "needle painting" and offers techniques using long and short stitches and blending and merging colors to create beautifully shaded embroideries.
**** PRICE: USD 11.93
Author : Homfray, Sarah
Publisher : Search Press(UK)
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International Relations and World Politics: Security, Economy, Identity

Product : International Relations and World Politics: Security, Economy, Identity
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : This comprehensive introduction to international relations focuses on what has changed and what has remained the same since the end of the cold war. Providing a strong conceptual, historical, and theoretical foundation, it identifies key perspectives and the actors in world politics, explains the concepts, tracks the trends (global interdependence and crises of authority), and examines current and future global concerns. KEY TOPICS: The volume provides an introduction to trends, perspectives and concepts, and examines security and statecraft, international security, civil society and the global economy, religion, nationalism and conflicting identities and civil society. For political science and international relations professionals and others interested in the global agenda.
**** PRICE: USD 13.14
Author : Viotti, Paul R. / Kauppi, Mark V.
Publisher : Pearson Prentice Hall
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Annie Vocal Selections - Deluxe Souvenir Edition

Product : Annie Vocal Selections - Deluxe Souvenir Edition
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Description : This fantastic new edition features 18 beloved songs and a special color section of photos from the original Broadway production, the motion picture and the television movie Also includes the story of Annie and biographies of composers Martin Charnin and Charles Strouse. Songs are in piano/vocal format: Annie * Easy Street * I Don't Need Anything but You * I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here * It's the Hard-Knock Life * Let's Go to the Movies * Little Girls * Maybe * A New Deal for Christmas * N.Y.C. * Sandy (Dumb Dog) * Sign * Something Was Missing * Tomorrow * We Got Annie * We'd Like to Thank You Herbert Hoover * You Won't Be an Orphan for Long * You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile.
**** PRICE: USD 14.47
Author : Charnin, Martin / Strouse, Charles
Publisher : Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
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Channeling: What It is and How to Do It

Product : Channeling: What It is and How to Do It
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Description : Many books are written about channeling but no one tells you exactly how to do it. While stressing safety -- how to protect yourself, how to stay grounded -- de Alberdi details how to expand your consciousness, use psychic protection, and work with guides to receive help to improve your life. This is the best book ever written on how to actually work as a channel
**** PRICE: USD 18.77
Author : de Alberdi, Lita
Publisher : Weiser Books
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Deadwood: 1876-1976

Product : Deadwood: 1876-1976
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Description : Think about the most romantically notorious Wild West town you ever heard of, and most likely Deadwood would head the list. Deadwood has more than its share of legends, heroes, and brigands who traveled through or made their homes here: Wild Bill and Calamity Jane to be sure, but also Buffalo Bill, Wyatt Earp, Captain Jack Crawford (the aPoet Scouta), California Joe, Seth Bullock, Poker Alice, and many more. No other frontier townanot Dodge City, Tombstone, Abilene, or Cripple Creekacould claim them all. Deadwood is the champion, and was the happening place in the late 1870s. This legacy lives on today as casino gamblingaperhaps ironically but fittinglyafinanced the preservation of historic downtown Deadwood begining in 1989, an area that is now designated a National Historic Landmark.
**** PRICE: USD 18.81
Author : Pechan, Bev / Groethe, Bill
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing (SC)
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The Challenge of Jesus' Parables

Product : The Challenge of Jesus' Parables
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Description : A fresh look at the meaning of Jesus' parables for Christian living today.The parables recorded in the Gospels are central for an understanding of Jesus and his ministry. Yet the parables are more than simple stories; they present a number of obstacles to contemporary readers hoping to fully grasp their meaning. In this volume, thirteen New Testament scholars provide the background necessary to understand the original context and meaning of Jesus' parables as well as their modern applications, all in a manner easily accessible to general readers.Contributors: Stephen C. BartonCraig A. EvansRichard T. FranceDonald A. HagnerMorna D. HookerSylvia C. KeesmaatMichael P. KnowlesWalter L. LiefeldRichard N. LongeneckerAllan W. MartensKlyne R. SnodgrassRobert H. SteinStephen I. Wright
**** PRICE: USD 18.51
Author : Longenecker, Richard N.
Publisher : William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
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The Oldest Orphan

Product : The Oldest Orphan
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Description : Tierno Monenembo was among the African authors invited to Rwanda after the 1994 Tutsi-Hutu massacre to "write genocide into memory." In his novel "The Oldest Orphan," that is precisely what Monenembo does, to devastating effect. Powerful testimony to an unspeakable historical reality, this story is told by an adolescent on death row in a prison in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. Dispassionately, almost cynically, the teenager Faustin tells his tale, alternating between his days in jail, his adventures wandering the countryside after his parents and most of the people of his village have been massacred, and his escapades as a cheerful hoodlum in the streets of Kigali. Only slowly does the full horror of his parents' death and his own experience return to Faustin. His realization strikes the reader with shattering force, for it carries in its wake the impossible but inescapable questions presented by such a murderous episode of history and such a crippling experience for a child, a people, and a nation.
**** PRICE: USD 18.99
Author : Monenembo, Tierno / Nagem, Monique Fleury / King, Adele
Publisher : University of Nebraska Press
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Haunted Hoosier Trails: A Guide to Indiana's Famous Folklore Spooky Sites

Product : Haunted Hoosier Trails: A Guide to Indiana's Famous Folklore Spooky Sites
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Description : Wanda Lou Willis takes readers on a frightening journey across Indiana, exploring haunted houses, rivers, and other locations. Supplemented with excellent original maps, photos, and illustrations, "Haunted Hoosier Trails is a collection of spooky tales and real-life horror stories that doubles as a Halloween travel guide.
**** PRICE: USD 16.61
Author : Willis, Wanda / Willis / Hansen, Diana W.
Publisher : Clerisy Press
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The Masonic Myth: Unlocking the Truth about the Symbols, the Secret Rites, and the History of Freemasonry

Product : The Masonic Myth: Unlocking the Truth about the Symbols, the Secret Rites, and the History of Freemasonry
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Description : The Truth Revealed Freemasons have been connected to the all-seeing eye on the dollar bill, the French Revolution, the Knights Templar, and the pyramids of Egypt. They have been rumored to be everything from a cabal of elite power brokers ruling the world to a covert network of occultists and pagans intent on creating a new world order, to a millennia-old brotherhood perpetuating ancient wisdom through esoteric teachings. Their secret symbols, rituals, and organization have remained shrouded for centuries and spawned theory after theory. "The Masonic Myth" sets the record straight about the Freemasons and reveals a truth that is far more compelling than the myths.
**** PRICE: USD 16.64
Author : Kinney, Jay P.
Publisher : HarperOne
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Neon Angel: A Memoir of a Runaway

Product : Neon Angel: A Memoir of a Runaway
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Description : Cherie Currie, with her signature Bowie haircut and fishnet stockings, was the groundbreaking lead singer of '70s teenage all-girl rock band the Runaways. At the tender age of fifteen, she joined a group of talented girls--Joan Jett and Lita Ford on guitar, Jackie Fox on bass, and Sandy West on drums--who could play rock like no one else. Arriving on the Los Angeles music scene in 1975, they catapulted from playing small clubs to selling out major stadiums, headlining shows with opening acts like the Ramones, Van Halen, Cheap Trick, and Blondie. Currie lit up the stage with the provocative teen-rebellion songs "Cherry Bomb," "Queens of Noise," and "Born to Be Bad," riding a wave of hit songs and platinum albums, all while touring around the world. On the face of it, Currie's is a riveting story of girl empowerment and fame. But it is also an intensely personal account of her struggles with drugs, sexual abuse, and violence. She and her bandmates, runaways all, were thrown into a decadent, high-pressure music scene where on the road, unsupervised for months at a time, they had to grow up fast and experience things that no teenage girls should. "Neon Angel" exposes the side of the music industry fans never get to see, and chronicles the group's rise to fame and their ultimate demise. Shocking and inspiring, funny and touching, "Neon Angel" stunningly re-creates a bygone era of rock and roll, all the while providing an inside look at growing up hard under the relentless glare of the public eye, and chronicling one tough woman's fight to reclaim her life.
**** PRICE: USD 4.81
Author : Currie, Cherie / O'Neill, Tony
Publisher : It Books
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Hardboiled: An Anthology of American Crime Stories

Product : Hardboiled: An Anthology of American Crime Stories
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Description : What are the ingredients of a hard-boiled detective story? "Savagery, style, sophistication, sleuthing and sex," said Ellery Queen. Often a desperate blond, a jealous husband, and, of course, a tough-but-tender P.I. the likes of Sam Spade or Philop Marlowe. Perhaps Raymond Chandler summed it up best in his description of Dashiell Hammett's style: "Hammett gave murder back to the kind of people that commit it....He put these people down on paper as they were, and he made them talk and think in the language they customarily used for these purposes." Hard-Boiled: An Anthology of American Crime Stories is the largest and most comprehensive collection of its kind, with over half of the stories never published before in book form. Included are thirty-six sublimely suspenseful stories that chronicle the evolutiuon of this quintessentially American art form, from its earliest beginnings during the Golden Age of the legendary pulp magazine Black Mask in the 1920s, to the arrival of the tough digest Manhunt in the 1950s, and finally leading up to present-day hard-boiled stories by such writers as James Ellroy. Here are eight decades worth of the best writing about betrayal, murder, and mayhem: from Hammett's 1925 tour de force "The Scorched Face," in which the disappearance of two sisters leads Hammett's never-named detective, the Continental Op, straight into a web of sexual blackmail amidst the West Coast elite, to Ed Gorman's 1992 "The Long Silence After," a gripping and powerful rendezvous involving a middle class insurance executive, a Chicago streetwalker, and a loaded .38. Other delectable contributions include "Brush Fire" by James M. Cain, author of The Postman Always Rings Twice, Raymond Chandler's "I'll Be Waiting," where, for once, the femme fatale is not blond but a redhead, a Ross Macdonald mystery starring Macdonald's most famous creation, the cryptic Lew Archer, and "The Screen Test of Mike Hammer" by the one and only Micky Spillane. The hard-boiled cult has more in common with the legendary lawmen of the Wild West than with the gentleman and lady sleuths of traditional drawing room mysteries, and this direct line of descent is on brilliant display in two of the most subtle and tautly written stories in the collection, Elmore Leonard's "3:10 to Yuma" and John D. MacDonald's "Nor Iron Bars." Other contributors include Evan Hunter (better known as Ed McBain), Jim Thompson, Helen Nielsen, Margaret Maron, Andrew Vachss, Faye Kellerman, and Lawrence Block. Compellingly and compulsively readable, Hard-Boiled: An Anthology of American Crime Stories is a page-turner no mystery lover will want to be without. Containing many notable rarities, it celebrates a genre that has profoundly shaped not only American literature and film, but how we see our heroes and oursleves.
**** PRICE: USD 4.81
Author : Pronzini, Bill / Adrian, Jack
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
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The Essential Guide to RF and Wirelss

Product : The Essential Guide to RF and Wirelss
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Description : The non-technical, reader-friendly guide to the wireless revolution -- now completely updated for the latest technologies -- Not just a catalog of technologies: how wireless actually works. -- Includes handy technology glossary for easy reference. -- No prior knowledge of RF and wireless is required -- ideal for marketing/PR professionals, investors, and other non-technical professionals. This complete, friendly, non-technical introduction to wireless and RF technologies has just been updated to reflect the industry's newest technologies and latest trends. The Essential Guide to RF and Wireless, Second Edition covers wireless and RF technologies at every level non-technical professionals need to understand, including fundamental concepts, basic terminology, components, system building blocks, and above all, how complete wireless systems actually work. Carl J. Weisman introduces each of today's hottest wireless technologies, including spread spectrum, wireless local loop, ISM, LMDS, CDMA -- as well as some of tomorrow's most promising standards. The book is remarkably accessible: written in a light, engaging tone, with extensive use of figures, photographs, and visual analogies proven to make wireless and RF technologies easier to understand. This edition's extensive new coverage includes smart antennas and superconducting filters, satellite Internet delivery, and an entirely new chapter on broadband fixed wireless, wireless networking, and mobile Internet access. This edition also contains expanded discussions of GPS; phase modulation; and an updated preview of the future of mobile telephony.
**** PRICE: USD 4.40
Author : Weisman, Carl J.
Publisher : Prentice Hall PTR
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Spunky's Diary

Product : Spunky's Diary
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Description : A Janette Oke's Animal Friends book. A full-color, first chapter book introducing Spunky, a frisky puppy who learns about obedience when his curiosity leads to trouble one day. Whimsical illustrations accompany the charming story.
**** PRICE: USD 4.12
Author : Oke, Janette / Munger, Nancy
Publisher : Bethany Backyard
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The Jimmy Fund: Of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Product : The Jimmy Fund: Of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
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Description : In May 1948, a nationwide radio audience first heard a twelve-year-old cancer patient known only as "Jimmy" as he was visited bedside by members of his beloved Boston Braves baseball team. An appeal for support followed, and since that moment, the Jimmy Fund has helped physician, scientists and staff at Boston's world-renowned Dana-Farber Cancer Institute provide the best cancer treatment available to children and adults today while developing cures for tomorrow. The Jimmy Fund of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute documents the history of "New England's favorite charity" from the 1940s and 1950s, when celebrities such as Bob Hope and Jimmy Durante drummed up support for institute founder Dr. Sidney Farber, to the fund's ongoing relationship with the Boston Red Sox and such baseball stars as Ted Williams. Readers will discover how these efforts-and the generations of New Englanders plunking coins into movie canisters or biking, golfing, skiing, and walking for the cause-have helped raise more than $200 million and save countless lives. The Jimmy Fund of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute captures each step of this remarkable journey, including the uplifting 1998 return of Einar "Jimmy" Gustafson to Dana-Farber after fifty years of anonymity and presumed death.
**** PRICE: USD 4.01
Author : Wisnia, Saul
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing (SC)
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Lunch Lady and the Bake Sale Bandit

Product : Lunch Lady and the Bake Sale Bandit
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Description : The Breakfast Bunch is excited for the upcoming bake sale--and the best part is that it's raising money for an awesome field trip. But when all the snacks go missing, it's no laughing matter. Someone is sabotaging the bake sale. But why? Lunch Lady and the Breakfast Bunch are hot on the trail . . . one brownie crumb at a time.
**** PRICE: USD 5.32
Author : Krosoczka, Jarrett J.
Publisher : Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
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Swell Foop

Product : Swell Foop
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Description : Someone-or some thing-has kidnapped the dreaded Demon Earth. If he isn't found, the very fabric of our world will unravel, removing the Earth's gravitational field, and, incidentally, that of the magical land of Xanth as well To combat this dastardly deed, six bold adventurers must locate the mysterious object known as the Swell Foop, and wield it in a deadly cosmic contest against an awesome enemy. The twenty-fifth exhilarating episode in Piers Anthony's fabulous saga of Xanth, "Swell Foop "blends laughter and romance, wonder and danger, in one of the most intricate and intriguing tales in the history of the series. "Swell Foop, "the twenty-fifth volume in Piers Anthony's bestselling Xanth fantasy adventures, is one of the most intricate and intriguing tales in the history of the series.
**** PRICE: USD 5.79
Author : Anthony, Piers
Publisher : Tor Books
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American Houses: A Field Guide to the Architecture of the Home

Product : American Houses: A Field Guide to the Architecture of the Home
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : American Houses is a historical guide to the architecture of the American home. While other architectural field guides show only facades, this book includes floor plans, showing how the form of a house arises from its function. Photographs and drawings of exteriors illustrate the significant field marks of each style and help pinpoint the key elements that can identify a house even when it has been remodeled beyond recognition. Beautifully illustrated, clearly written, and impeccably researched, American Houses is an essential reference for anyone interested in the history of American residential architecture.
**** PRICE: USD 4.69
Author : Foster, Gerald
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
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Sentence Diagramming: A Step-By-Step Approach to Learning Grammar Through Diagramming

Product : Sentence Diagramming: A Step-By-Step Approach to Learning Grammar Through Diagramming
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : "Sentence Diagramming" is a grammar workbook that uses sentence diagramming to teach grammar and punctuation. "Sentence Diagramming" provides a structured and step-by-step approach to learning about language-providing a framework for remembering the rules and concepts that help students to rely on their own analytical abilities as editors. The easily-identifiable organization of topics gives students specific information as they need it, beginning with the parts of speech.
**** PRICE: USD 4.89
Author : Hefty, Marye / Ortiz, Sallie / Nelson, Sara
Publisher : Longman
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Ethics: History, Theory, and Contemporary Issues

Product : Ethics: History, Theory, and Contemporary Issues
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : The most comprehensive collection of its kind, Ethics: History, Theory, and Contemporary Issues, Third Edition, is organized into three parts, providing instructors with flexibility in designing and teaching a variety of courses in moral philosophy. The first part, Historical Sources, moves from classical thought (Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, and Epictetus) through medieval views (Augustine and Aquinas) to modern theories (Hobbes, Butler, Hume, Kant, Bentham, and Mill), culminating with leading nineteenth- and twentieth-century thinkers (Nietzsche, James, Dewey, Camus, and Sartre). The second part, Modern Ethical Theory, includes many of the most important essays of the past century. The discussion of utilitarianism, Kantianism, egoism, and relativism continues in the work of major contemporary philosophers (Foot, Brandt, Williams, Wolf, and Nagel). Landmark selections (Moore, Prichard, Ross, Ayer, Stevenson, Hare, Baier, Anscombe, Gauthier, and Harman) reflect concern with moral language and the justification of morality. The concepts of justice (Rawls) and rights (Feinberg) are explored, as well as recent views on the importance of virtue ethics (Rachels) and an ethic influenced by feminist concerns (Held). In the third part, Contemporary Moral Problems, the readings present the current debates over abortion, euthanasia, famine relief, animal rights, the death penalty, and whether numbers should play a role in making moral decisions. The third edition expands Part II, Modern Ethical Theory, adding essays by Onora O'Neill, Ruth Barcan Marcus, Allan Gibbard, Nicholas L. Sturgeon, and Martha Nussbaum. Part III, Contemporary Moral Problems, features new essays on abortion by Mary Anne Warren, Don Marquis, and Rosalind Hursthouse; an essay on the death penalty by Stephen Nathanson; and a debate between John M. Taurek and Derek Parfit on when and why one should save from harm a greater rather than a lesser number of people. The book concludes with an essay by Judith Jarvis Thomson on the trolley problem. Wherever possible, each reading is printed in its entirety.
**** PRICE: USD 4.94
Author : Cahn, Steven M. / Markie, Peter
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
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Understanding Troubled and Troubling Youth

Product : Understanding Troubled and Troubling Youth
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Substance abuse, deviant behavior, emotional disorders, peer pressure--all are problems faced by today's youth, and all are problems confronting school psychologists, educators, counselors, and other professionals. Now, in a radical departure from past studies on the problems of youth, a diverse group of scholars provides a much needed, long overdue look into the numerous ways in which we can conceptualize, research, and ultimately respond to troubled and troubling youth. Viewed as a whole, the contributors suggest that reliance on any one set of ideas for understanding troublesome behavior offers an incomplete picture of the problem. They provide penetrating insights into a number of key issues, including learning disabilities, special education students who are at risk, drug and alcohol abuse, depression, and the development of antisocial behavior. Understanding Troubled and Troubling Youth is must reading for professionals and students in the fields of education, school psychology, criminal justice, and social work. "Not since the publication of Hobbs' and Rhodes' classic texts on classification of children have we had such a novel treatment of the topic of deviance in school children. Dr. Leone's text provides more than just an extension and an update on these issues; it provides an interdisciplinary perspective based on a foundation of some of the most recent and creative interactive theories in this area."
**** PRICE: USD 3.51
Author : Leone, Peter E. / Leone, Peter
Publisher : Sage Publications (CA)
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Mocha with Max: Friendly Thoughts & Simple Truths from the Writings of Max Lucado

Product : Mocha with Max: Friendly Thoughts & Simple Truths from the Writings of Max Lucado
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Description : Brimming with personal stories and insights for life, reading "Mocha with Max" is like sitting down for a delicious cup of coffee with a special friend. This warm collection of inspirational thoughts from the writings of Max Lucado advise us to open our hearts to the joy and laughter in life. Designed with unique full-color imagery, "Mocha with Max" assures us that even on the days that bring pain and tears, anxiety and stress, God's love can fill our world with hope.
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Author : Lucado, Max
Publisher : J. Countryman
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The Sacred Blacksmith

Product : The Sacred Blacksmith
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Description : Like her father and grandfather before her, Cecily Campbell has entered the knighthood and joined the ranks of the Knight Guards of Houseman. Eager to do her heritage proud and defend her city, Cecily rushes to the marketplace to stop a madman from terrorizing the populace. She quickly realizes, however, that she is hopelessly outmatched and ill-prepared for an actual fight. A lone figure named Luke Ainsworth swoops to the rescue, a swordsman and blacksmith of much renown, who will repair the broken sword has Cecily inherited from her father and take her down a road of perilous adventure beyond her wildest dreams.
**** PRICE: USD 4.22
Author : Miura, Isao
Publisher : Seven Seas Entertainment, LLC
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The Tour Guide: Walking and Talking New York

Product : The Tour Guide: Walking and Talking New York
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Description : Everyone wants to visit New York at least once. The Big Apple is a global tourist destination with a dizzying array of attractions throughout the five boroughs. The only problem is figuring out where to start—and that’s where the city’s tour guides come in. These guides are a vital part of New York’s raucous sidewalk culture, and, as "The Tour Guide" reveals, the tours they offer are as fascinatingly diverse—and eccentric—as the city itself. Visitors can take tours that cover Manhattan before the arrival of European settlers, the nineteenth-century Irish gangs of Five Points, the culinary traditions of Queens, the culture of Harlem, or even the surveillance cameras of Chelsea—in short, there are tours to satisfy anyone’s curiosity about the city’s past or present. And the guides are as intriguing as the subjects, we learn, as Jonathan R. Wynn explores the lives of the people behind the tours, introducing us to office workers looking for a diversion from their desk jobs, unemployed actors honing their vocal skills, and struggling retirees searching for a second calling. Matching years of research with his own experiences as a guide, Wynn also lays bare the grueling process of acquiring an official license and offers a how-to guide to designing and leading a tour. Touching on the long history of tour-giving across the globe as well as the ups and downs of New York’s tour guide industry in the wake of 9/11, "The Tour Guide" is as informative and insightful as the chatty, charming, and colorful characters at its heart.
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Author : Wynn, Jonathan
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
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The Straight Lead: The Core of Bruce Lee's Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do

Product : The Straight Lead: The Core of Bruce Lee's Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do
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Description : A key element in the Jeet Kune Do arsenal, the straight punch is a deceptively simple technique that Bruce Lee described as the most difficult move in Jeet Kune Do- "Only one in 10,000 can handle it." "The Straight Lead" describes the development of the straight punch in Western martial arts and describes Lee's refinement of the technique. It also offers a thorough instruction in the complexity and power of the move-showing martial artists of any discipline how to incorporate this devastating attack into their repertoire.
**** PRICE: USD 15.59
Author : Tom, Teri / Wong, Ted / Keasler, Shannon Lee
Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
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Only Mr. Darcy Will Do

Product : Only Mr. Darcy Will Do
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : In this fresh and original retelling of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice," Mrs. Bennet's greatest fear comes to pass-Longbourn is entailed to Mr. Collins. Elizabeth finds work as a governess in London, widening the social divide between her and Mr. Darcy and making it more difficult than ever for them to find their way to each other...
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Author : Louise, Kara
Publisher : Sourcebooks Landmark
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How to Build the Shellback Dinghy

Product : How to Build the Shellback Dinghy
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Construct a beautiful dinghy following the step-by-step instructions of builder Eric Dow. The Shellback Dinghy is a modern classic with traditional bow, a narrow rockered bottom, and a sweet transom that lifts well out of the water. Engineered with the amateur builder in mind, the Shellback has a single laminated midship frame, which also makes her easy to clean and paint. The glued-lapstrake plywood construction means she won't dry out when stored out of water for long periods of time.
**** PRICE: USD 14.73
Author : Dow, Eric
Publisher : Wooden Boat Publications
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Cliffsquickreview Criminal Justice

Product : Cliffsquickreview Criminal Justice
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : CliffsQuickReview course guides cover the essentials of your toughest subjects. Get a firm grip on core concepts and key material, and test your newfound knowledge with review questions. Whether you need a course supplement, help preparing for an exam, or a concise reference for the subject, "CliffsQuickReview Criminal Justice" can help. This guide covers the criminal justice system in the United States, with coverage on police powers, citizens' rights, and criminal law. In no time, you'll be tackling topics such as Rights consciousness and civil liberties Legal defenses and justifications for crimes Theories of punishment The causes and costs of police corruption Sentencing statutes and guidelines "CliffsQuickReview Criminal Justice" acts as a supplement to your other learning materials. Use this reference in any way that fits your personal style for study and review -- you decide what works best with your needs. You can flip through the book until you find what you're looking for -- it's organized to gradually build on key concepts. You can also get a feel for the scope of the book by checking out the Contents pages that give you a chapter-by-chapter list of topics. Tabs at the top of each page that tell you what topic is being covered. Keyword in boldface type. Heading and subheading structure that breaks sections into clearly identifiable bites of information. "Great Debates" sections within each chapter. With titles available for all the most popular high school and college courses, CliffsQuickReview guides are comprehensive resources that can help you get the best possible grades.
**** PRICE: USD 14.56
Author : Hoffman, Dennis / Hoffman
Publisher : Cliffs Notes
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Lectures on Homeopathic Philosophy

Product : Lectures on Homeopathic Philosophy
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : As increasing numbers of people turn to alternative healing practices, this classic text on the science and art of homeopathic medicine remains ever relevant. Written at the turn of the twentieth century by a distinguished physician, its concepts of health and healing are still ahead of our time. Dr. Kent summarizes, interprets, and systematizes the traditions of homeopathy, offering insights into the essential characteristics of the healing process: how to take a case history, how to study the case, how to establish the hierarchy of symptoms in determining the appropriate remedy--and above all, how to decide what to do after the first prescription, how to interpret the many reactions to therapy, and how to achieve a scientific understanding of a cure. This informative volume is must reading for any student or practitioner of homeopathy as well as any individual seriously interested in understanding the fundamental laws of health and healing.
**** PRICE: USD 14.54
Author : Kent, James T. / Kent, James / Kent, James Tyler
Publisher : North Atlantic Books
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Hey Ho Let's Go: The Story of the Ramones

Product : Hey Ho Let's Go: The Story of the Ramones
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Description : The NEW UPDATED EDITION of "On The Road With The Ramones." With NEW pages, photos and info on what's been happening to the legacy of the Ramones. This is a MUST-HAVE book for all Ramones fans. Based around the story of Monte A. Melnick who was the Ramones tour manager (and much more) throughout their entire career (1974-1996, and 2,263 live shows). It's an insiders look from the people who were actually there witnessing and experiencing all the extreme highs and lows of one of rock's greatest bands. The book is packed with interviews from the Ramones and many many more people who where very close to the band. There is over 250 photographs and pictures of memorabilia Monte collected along the way. Buy it, read it and then revisit their albums. You'll never look at the Ramones in the same light.
**** PRICE: USD 14.57
Author : True, Everett
Publisher : Omnibus Press
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Jesus God and Man

Product : Jesus God and Man
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : One of the most influential twentieth-century studies on the doctrine of Christ, this highly acclaimed work demonstrates Pannenberg's belief that at the heart of every Christian theology lies its teaching about Jesus Christ. The second edition, available for the first time in paperback, contains an Afterword in which the author reviews other theologians' responses to his thesis and methodology and shows the progression of his own interpretation.
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Author : Pannenberg, Wolfhart / Priebe, Duane A. / Wilkins, Lewis L.
Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
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Explosive

Product : Explosive
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Read Beth Kery's blog and other content on the Penguin Community. A scorching new novel from the national bestselling author of "Release." Dr. Sophie Gable didn't expect her peaceful getaway to be shattered by the arrival of the half-dazed, dead-sexy Thomas Nicasio, an ex-Navy explosives specialist. Even though he's traumatized, Thomas can't resist the urge to overtake Sophie-and her willing submission makes him want her all the more. But danger is lurking close by, and if he can't face the demons of his past, he and Sophie could be the next victims in a pattern of meaningless violence. Watch a Video
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Author : Kery, Beth
Publisher : Berkley Publishing Group
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Druid Magic: The Practice of Celtic Wisdom

Product : Druid Magic: The Practice of Celtic Wisdom
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Description : Perhaps the most mystical, magical people ever known were the Druids. They were wizards, storytellers, teachers and spiritual leaders. They were attuned to the Earth and the Sun. And they were very powerful. ouldn''t it be amazing if you could be a Druid? Now you can with the secrets revealed in "Druid Magick. "This book presents everything you need to know to become a Druid and even start your own Druid "Grove" (the name of a Druid group). You''ll learn about the Druid''s tools - the sickle, wand, cord and more - and how to make and use them. You''ll discover all of the beliefs the Druids hold, including the emphasis on honor and ethics. You''ll learn how a Druid sees the Divine in everything and how even sex can be sacred. And of course you''ll learn the secrets of the magic of the Druids. You''ll learn how to do protection spells and how to use magic to find missing items. You''ll learn how you can visit other "worlds" or levels of reality. You''ll even learn how to do shapeshifting and experience the world as an animal Are you having a mental block? With this book you''ll learn how to tap into the creativity that was a hallmark of the Druids. You''ll be able to write, draw, write or perform music with much greater ease and depth than ever before. Become a Druid can bring you all this and more Druidry is far more than historic Celtic leadership. It is a living, growing, spiritual tradition that can bring you more self-assurance and self-development than you''ve ever had before. Jump out of the ordinary Try something new to bring that spark back into your life. Discover the secrets of "Druid Magic. "Winner of the 2001 Coalition of Visionary Resources (COVR) Award for best Magic Book
**** PRICE: USD 17.07
Author : Sutton, Maya Magee / Mann, Nicholas R. / Carr-Gomm, Philip
Publisher : Llewellyn Publications
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Desi Land: Teen Culture, Class, and Success in Silicon Valley

Product : Desi Land: Teen Culture, Class, and Success in Silicon Valley
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : "Desi Land" is Shalini Shankar's lively ethnographic account of South Asian American teen culture during the Silicon Valley dot-com boom. Shankar focuses on how South Asian Americans, or "Desis," define and manage what it means to be successful in a place brimming with the promise of technology. Between 1999 and 2001 Shankar spent many months "kickin' it" with Desi teenagers at three Silicon Valley high schools, and she has since followed their lives and stories. The diverse high-school students who populate "Desi Land "are Muslims, Hindus, Christians, and Sikhs, from South Asia and other locations; they include first- to fourth-generation immigrants whose parents' careers vary from assembly-line workers to engineers and CEOs. By analyzing how Desi teens' conceptions and realizations of success are influenced by community values, cultural practices, language use, and material culture, she offers a nuanced portrait of diasporic formations in a transforming urban region. Whether discussing instant messaging or arranged marriages, Desi bling or the pressures of the model minority myth, Shankar foregrounds the teens' voices, perspectives, and stories. She investigates how Desi teens interact with dialogue and songs from Bollywood films as well as how they use their heritage language in ways that inform local meanings of ethnicity while they also connect to a broader South Asian diasporic consciousness. She analyzes how teens negotiate rules about dating and reconcile them with their longer-term desire to become adult members of their communities. In "Desi Land" Shankar not only shows how Desi teens of different socioeconomic backgrounds are differently able to succeed in Silicon Valley schools and economies but also how such variance affects meanings of race, class, and community for South Asian Americans.
**** PRICE: USD 18.44
Author : Shankar, Shalini
Publisher : Duke University Press
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My People's Prayer Book Volume 4: Seder K'Riat Hatorah (the Torah Service)

Product : My People's Prayer Book Volume 4: Seder K'Riat Hatorah (the Torah Service)
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Description : This momentous, critically-acclaimed series is truly a people's prayer book, one that provides a diverse and exciting commentary to the traditional liturgy. It will help modern men and women find new wisdom and guidance in Jewish prayer, and bring the liturgy into their lives. It also has received significant attention in the Christian world. The major sections of the prayer book each are covered in separate volumes in this series. My People's Prayer Book provides in each volume: -- The traditional Hebrew text. -- A modern translation (designed to let people know exactly what the prayers actually say). -- Commentators from all perspectives of the Jewish world, some of today's most respected Jewish scholars and teachers, who cover the prayer book's connections to the Bible, history, traditional law, kabbalistic wisdom, feminism, modern developments, and much more. This stunning work, an important expression of the spiritual revival of our times, enables all worshipers to claim their connection to the heritage of the traditional Jewish prayer book. It rejuvenates Jewish worship in today's world, and makes its power accessible to all.
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Author : Hoffman, Lawrence A.
Publisher : Jewish Lights Publishing
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A Rhetoric for the Social Sciences: A Guide to Academic and Professional Communication

Product : A Rhetoric for the Social Sciences: A Guide to Academic and Professional Communication
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : This book provides social science majors with a systematic way of learning to write in their fields. It is based on the assumption that such writing is not a mechanical process, but a kind of rhetoric social scientists use to persuade each other of the validity of their research. KEY TOPICS: Features comprehensive coverage of research methods, including how to plan and propose original research, how to gather data or evidence from sources and how to document it. It goes beyond the typical survey of library tools and offers a brief chapter on how to use the Internet as a research tool.
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Author : Hansen, Kristine / Hansen, L. Sunny
Publisher : Prentice Hall
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Graceland: An Interactive Pop-Up Tour

Product : Graceland: An Interactive Pop-Up Tour
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : More than 600,000 people visit Graceland every year, making it one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States. With "Graceland: An Interactive Pop-Up Tour," you'll go behind the velvet ropes for an all-access tour of the Elvis Presley Estate. Eight full-color pop-up spreads feature the mansion's most memorable destinations: The Kitchen: Home of the famous peanut butter and banana sandwich. The TV Room: With three TVs running simultaneously, there's never a dull moment. The Trophy Room: A monument to the King's legacy. The Meditation Garden: Where Elvis and his family are buried. Along the way, interactive pop-up features allow you to flip through Elvis's record collection, browse the family photo album, open his refrigerator, and discover other hidden surprises. "Graceland: An Interactive Pop-Up Tour" is the perfect gift for Elvis fans of all ages
**** PRICE: USD 12.87
Author : Murphy, Chuck / Presley, Priscilla
Publisher : Quirk Books
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The Small Business Start-Up Kit for California

Product : The Small Business Start-Up Kit for California
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : The best step-by-step guide to starting a business in California If you dream of starting a business, but fear that, without an MBA, you'll get lost in the maze of government red tape here's the handbook you need. "The Small Business Start-Up Kit for California" outlines how to set up your enterprise in the Golden State quickly and easily, pointing out the hurdles, fees and forms along the way. Clear and straight to the point, the book explains how to: choose the best business structure write an effective business plan file the right forms in the right place price, bid and bill your projects draft and use contracts, online and off manage your finances be prepared for, and file, required taxes reach customers online and much more This edition is completely updated, and includes new chapters on e-business and doing business from home. It also covers the latest California-specific business information, including sales tax rates by county, registration forms and fees. Updated forms and business-planning spreadsheets are included on CD-ROM.
**** PRICE: USD 13.94
Author : Pakroo, Peri H.
Publisher : NOLO
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The Sea Road

Product : The Sea Road
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : A haunting, compelling historical novel, " The Sea Road" is a daring retelling of the 11th-century Viking exploration of the North Atlantic from the viewpoint of one extraordinary woman. Gudrid lives at the remote edge of the known world, in a starkly beautiful landscape where the sea is the only connection to the shores beyond. It is a world where the old Norse gods are still invoked even as Christianity gains favor, where the spirits of the dead roam the vast northern ice-fields, tormenting the living, and Viking explorers plunder foreign shores. Taking the accidental discovery of North America as its focal point, Gudrid's narrative describes a multilayered voyage into the unknown, all recounted with astonishing immediacy and rich atmospheric detail.
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Author : Elphinstone, Margaret
Publisher : Canongate Books
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Popular Crime: Reflections on the Celebration of Violence

Product : Popular Crime: Reflections on the Celebration of Violence
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : From the one-of-kind mind of Bill James, famous for revolutionizing the way we think about baseball, comes an epic tour through American crime.
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Author : James, Bill
Publisher : Scribner Book Company
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Killer Crab Cakes

Product : Killer Crab Cakes
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : In this bake-off, people get knocked off. The irresistible new entry in the national bestselling series. When Phyllis's cousin asks her to look after her Oak Knoll bed-and-breakfast for a few weeks, Phyllis jumps at the chance-mostly because the inn is located close to the annual Rockport, Texas, Just Desserts competition. Determined to beat her friendly rival and enjoy some peaceful downtime with her boyfriend Sam, Phyllis concocts the ultimate sweet treat. But Phyllis's holiday turns bitter when she and Sam discover a dead body-and all signs point to murder. Dismayed that bad luck seems to pop up wherever she goes, Phyllis wants to stay out of this one. But as the list of suspects gets too close for comfort, she decides to throw herself into the mix. Because when it comes to solving murders, Phyllis is one smart cookie.
**** PRICE: USD 8.45
Author : Washburn, Livia J.
Publisher : Obsidian Mysteries
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The Truth about My Bat Mitzvah

Product : The Truth about My Bat Mitzvah
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : "I put my fingers up to my throat and touched the pointy Star of David, my grandmother's necklace, a delicate chain made up of countless tiny links. If I wear this, will people think I am Jewish?" "Is that what I want to be?" Seventh-grader Caroline Weeks has a Jewish mom and a non-Jewish dad. When Caroline's nana dies around the same time that Caroline's best friend, Rachel, is having her bat mitzvah, Caroline starts to become more interested in her Jewish identity.
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Author : Baskin, Nora Raleigh
Publisher : Aladdin Paperbacks
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Appalachian Mountain Club: Discover Martha's Vineyard: AMC's Guide to the Best Hiking, Biking, and Paddling

Product : Appalachian Mountain Club: Discover Martha's Vineyard: AMC's Guide to the Best Hiking, Biking, and Paddling
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Located 7 miles off the Massachusetts coastline, Martha's Vineyard is a unique and beautiful spot to explore while hiking, biking, or kayaking. This new guidebook from the Appalachian Mountain Club details more than 45 of the best hikes, on- and off-road bike trails, and paddling routes on this peaceful vacation destination. From a winding trail leading to dramatic sand cliffs, and on-road biking surrounded by amazing panoramas in Vineyard Haven, to paddling in the remote Cape Poge Bay, this three-in-one guide leads you to the most unforgettable spots in and around the island. Nature notes and historical sidebars provide context for the active traveler. Perfect for active travelers and locals looking for something fun to do close to home, this guide will be your most trusted resource for outdoor recreation on Martha's Vineyard.
**** PRICE: USD 6.11
Author : Sinai, Lee / Sherr, Joyce S.
Publisher : Appalachian Mountain Club
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Marco Polo: Overland to China

Product : Marco Polo: Overland to China
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Relive Italian voyager Marco Polo's adventures in China in 1275, including his legendary meeting with Kublai Khan, emperor of the powerful Mongol Empire. This exciting new book separates fact from myth using excerpts from Polo's actual journals and vivid illustrations to portray Polo himself and his impressions of the unique traditions and customs of the Mongols. A recipe from the period is also included. - what the Medieval period meant to Europe and exploration - the Silk Road - Marco Polo's service in Kublai Khan's court - Life at sea and in the Mongol Empire - Marco Polo's influence on later explorers - colorful maps and images showing the areas explored - sections on the age of exploration - the political climates of various countries that made explorers venture out into the unknown - real recipes for foods the explorers ate on their travels - how explorers lived while on the high seas, on the trail, or in the encampment
**** PRICE: USD 8.39
Author : Zelenyj, Alexander
Publisher : Crabtree Publishing Company
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The Ungovernable City: John Lindsay and His Struggle to Save New York

Product : The Ungovernable City: John Lindsay and His Struggle to Save New York
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Vincent Cannato takes us back to the time when John Lindsay stunned New York with his liberal Republican agenda, WASP sensibility, and movie-star good looks. With peerless authority, Cannato explores how Lindsay Liberalism failed to save New York, and, in the opinion of many, left it worse off than it was in the mid-1960's.
**** PRICE: USD 7.42
Author : Cannato, Vincent J.
Publisher : Basic Books (AZ)
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Neighbor Power: Building Community the Seattle Way

Product : Neighbor Power: Building Community the Seattle Way
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Providing concrete examples for citizens and government officials, Diers describes a successful program to support community self-help projects and a community-driven planning process that involved 30,000 people.
**** PRICE: USD 25.86
Author : Diers, Jim
Publisher : University of Washington Press
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Constantine's Bible: Politics and the Making of the New Testament

Product : Constantine's Bible: Politics and the Making of the New Testament
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Most college and seminary courses on the New Testament include discussions of the process that gave shape to the New Testament. Now David Dungan re-examines the primary source for this history, the Ecclesiastical History of the fourth-century Bishop Eusebius of Caesarea, in the light of Hellenistic political thought. He reaches startling new conclusions: that we usually use the term "canon" incorrectly; that the legal imposition of a "canon" or "rule" upon scripture was a fourth- and fifth-century phenomenon enforced with the power of the Roman imperial government; that the forces shaping the New Testament canon are much earlier than the second-century crisis occasioned by Marcion, and that they are political forces. Dungan discusses how the scripture selection process worked, book-by-book, as he examines the criteria used-and not used-to make these decisions. Finally he describes the consequences of the emperor Constantine's tremendous achievement in transforming orthodox, Catholic Christianity into imperial Christianity.
**** PRICE: USD 26.29
Author : Dungan, David L.
Publisher : Fortress Press
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What If? Civil War

Product : What If? Civil War
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Marvel once again poses the question, "What If...?" What if Annihilus had not been defeated in the outskirts of our galaxy, and instead had brought his devastating alien armada to Earth? What if Iron Man had lost the Civil War? What if the Hulk had landed on a peaceful planet, as the Marvel heroes had intended when they exiled him into space? Or Banner had landed on Sakaar instead of the Hulk? Or the Hulk's warrior bride, Caiera the Oldstrong, had come to Earth seeking vengeance instead of her husband? What if Vulcan had become Phoenix? And finally, what if Peter Parker had never come home years ago after following Wolverine to Russia and accidentally killing a friend? Collects What If? Annihilation, Civil War, Planet Hulk, X-Men, and Spider-Man vs. Wolverine
**** PRICE: USD 26.18
Author : Brubaker, Ed / Grevioux, Kevin / Gage, Christos
Publisher : Marvel Comics
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Rebel Girls: Youth Activism and Social Change Across the Americas

Product : Rebel Girls: Youth Activism and Social Change Across the Americas
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : From anti-war walkouts to anarchist youth newspapers, rallies against educational privatization, and workshops on fair trade, teenage girls are active participants and leaders in a variety of social movements. Rebel Girls: Youth Activism and Social Change Across the Americas illuminates the experiences and perspectives of these uniquely positioned agents of social change. Jessica K. Taft introduces readers to a diverse and vibrant transnational community of teenage girl activists in the San Francisco Bay Area, Mexico City, Caracas, Buenos Aires, and Vancouver. Expansive in scope and full of rich details, Taft brings to life the voices of these inspiring activists who are engaged in innovative and effective organizing for global and local social justice, highlighting their important contributions to contemporary social movements and social theory. Rebel Girls explores how teenage girls construct activist identities, rejecting and redefining girlhood and claiming political authority for youth in the process. Taft examines the girl activists' social movement strategies and collective political practices, detailing their shared commitments to process-based political education, participatory democracy, and hopeful enthusiasm. Ultimately, Rebel Girls has substantial implications for social movements and youth organizations, arguing that adult social movements could learn a great deal from girl activists and making clear the importance of increased collaboration between young people and adults.
**** PRICE: USD 25.99
Author : Taft, Jessica
Publisher : New York University Press
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The Portage to San Cristobal of A. H.

Product : The Portage to San Cristobal of A. H.
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Imagine, thirty years after the end of World War II, Israeli Nazi-hunters, some of whom lost relatives in the gas chambers of Nazi Germany, find a silent old man deep in the Amazon jungle. He is Adolph Hitler. The narrative that follows is a profound and disturbing exploration of the nature of guilt, vengeance, language, and the power of evil--each undiminished over time. George Steiner's stunning novel, now with a new afterword, will continue to provoke our thinking about Nazi Germany's unforgettable past. "Two readings have convinced me that this is a fiction of extraordinary power and thoughtfulness. . . . A] remarkable novel."--Bernard Bergonzi, "Times Literary Supplement" "In this tour de force Mr. Steiner makes his reader re-examine, to whatever conclusions each may choose, a history from which we would prefer to avert our eyes."--Edmund Fuller, "Wall Street Journal" ""Portage" largely avoids both the satisfactions of the traditional novel and the horrifying details of Holocaust literature. Instead, Steiner has taken as his model the political imaginings of an Orwell or Koestler. . . . He has produced a philosophic fantasy of remarkable intensity."--Otto Friedrich, "Time"
**** PRICE: USD 25.56
Author : Steiner, George
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
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Scandilicious: Secrets of Scandinavian Cooking...

Product : Scandilicious: Secrets of Scandinavian Cooking...
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : More than 80 recipes introduce cooks to Scandinavian fare using simple, seasonal ingredients, with inspiring photography to send readers straight into the kitchen Discover the secrets of Scandinavian cooking--from delicious, healthy breakfasts and leisurely brunches to tasty suppers and plenty of stress-free, crowd-pleaser desserts. From cinnamon chestnut bread, cardamom cream buns, and homemade gravadlax to soups, salads, smoothies, and much more, Signe Johansen, a young cook steeped in the traditions of Scandinavia and trained by the best British chefs, shows that it's not all herrings and meatballs--although they are in here as well. This cookbook will teach readers the knack of putting together the perfect smorrebrod for a speedy Scandi lunch, as well as lovely cakes and biscuits to accompany afternoon tea. Fresh, light, and surprisingly indulgent, this is food to lift the spirits--it's quite simply scandilicious Measurements are metric.
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Author : Johansen, Signe / Treloar, Debi
Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton
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The Power of Positive Thinking

Product : The Power of Positive Thinking
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : The Power of Positive Thinking is one of the most widely read and widely referenced books in Modern American History. It is so widely known that it has actually become part of the English Language.If somebody you know feels down and out and thinks that he just cannot do any thing right, what you say to him is: "Try the Power of Positive Thinking"or you might say, "Read Norman Vincent Peale."Here is what President Bill Clinton said upon hearing of the death of Norman Vincent Peale: The name of Dr. Norman Vincent Peale will forever be associated with the wondrously American values of optimism and service. Dr. Peale was an optimist who believed that, whatever the antagonisms and complexities of modern life brought us, anyone could prevail by approaching life with a simple sense of faith. And he served us by instilling that optimism in every Christian and every other person who came in contact with his writings or his hopeful soul. In a productive and giving life that spanned the 20th century, Dr. Peale lifted the spirits of millions and millions of people who were nourished and sustained by his example, his teaching, and his giving. While the Clinton family and all Americans mourn his loss, there is some poetry in his passing on a day when the world celebrates the birth of Christ, an idea that was central to Dr. Peale's message and Dr. Peale's work. He will be missed.
**** PRICE: USD 25.40
Author : Peale, Norman Vincent
Publisher : Ishi Press
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Slavery: A Problem in American Institutional and Intellectual Life

Product : Slavery: A Problem in American Institutional and Intellectual Life
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : This third edition of Stanley M. Elkin's classic study offers two new chapters by the author. The first, "Slavery and Ideology," considers the discussion and criticism occasioned by this controversial work. Elkins amplifies his original purpose in writing the book and takes into consideration the substantial body of critical commentary. He also attempts a prediction on the course of future research and discussion.
**** PRICE: USD 28.99
Author : Elkins, Stanley M.
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
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Neo-Liberal Ideology: History, Concepts and Policies

Product : Neo-Liberal Ideology: History, Concepts and Policies
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Neo-liberalism is one of the most influential ideologies since the Second World War, yet little research has been devoted to the movement of ideas that constitute its main body of thought. This book fills the void, providing an original account of neo-liberalism's intellectual foundations, development, and conceptual configuration as an ideology. It presents a comparative study of the development and the nature of neo-liberal ideas in the national contexts of Germany, Britain and the United States since the twentieth century, addressing the following questions: What are neo-liberalism's intellectual origins? What influence did neo-liberalism have on public policy debates? What are neo-liberalism's core concepts and how have they been interpreted in different national contexts that make it a distinctive ideology? In answering these questions, the book provides a deeper insight into the historical and intellectual origins and conceptual configuration of an ideology that reshaped politics and societies across the world. Key Features: Explores the intellectual and historical genesis of neo-liberalism Presents a case study of ideological growth and formation Concentrates on the four core concepts at the centre of neo-liberal ideology: the market, welfare, the constitution and property Written in a clear and accessible style Offers a comprehensive analysis of neo-liberalism as both an ideology and a political movement
**** PRICE: USD 26.50
Author : Turner, Rachel
Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
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Nine Women: Portraits from the American Radical Tradition

Product : Nine Women: Portraits from the American Radical Tradition
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : In an expanded edition of her history of American women activists, Judith Nies has added biographical essays on feminist Bella Abzug and civil rights visionary Fannie Lou Hamer and a new chapter on women environmental activists. Included are portraits of Sarah Moore Grimke, who rejected her life as a Southern aristocrat and slaveholder to promote women's rights and the abolition of slavery; Harriet Tubman, an escaped slave who led more than three hundred slaves to freedom on the Underground Railway; Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the first woman to run for Congress, who advocated for women's rights to own property, to vote, and to divorce; Mother Jones, "the Joan of Arc of the coalfields," one of the most inspiring voices of the American labor movement; Charlotte Perkins Gilman, who worked for the reform of two of America's most cherished institutions, the home and motherhood; Anna Louise Strong, an intrepid journalist who covered revolutions in Russia and China; and Dorothy Day, cofounder of the Catholic Worker movement, who fed and sheltered the hungry and homeless in New York's Bowery for more than forty years.
**** PRICE: USD 26.62
Author : Nies, Judith
Publisher : University of California Press
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A New Deal for the World: America's Vision for Human Rights

Product : A New Deal for the World: America's Vision for Human Rights
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : In a work of sweeping scope and luminous detail, Elizabeth Borgwardt describes how a cadre of World War II American planners inaugurated the ideas and institutions that underlie our modern international human rights regime. Borgwardt finds the key in the 1941 Atlantic Charter and its Anglo-American vision of "war and peace aims." In attempting to globalize what U.S. planners heralded as domestic New Deal ideas about security, the ideology of the Atlantic Charter--buttressed by FDR's "Four Freedoms" and the legacies of World War I--redefined human rights and America's vision for the world. Three sets of international negotiations brought the Atlantic Charter blueprint to life--Bretton Woods, the United Nations, and the Nuremberg trials. These new institutions set up mechanisms to stabilize the international economy, promote collective security, and implement new thinking about international justice. The design of these institutions served as a concrete articulation of U.S. national interests, even as they emphasized the importance of working with allies to achieve common goals. The American architects of these charters were attempting to redefine the idea of security in the international sphere. To varying degrees, these institutions and the debates surrounding them set the foundations for the world we know today. By analyzing the interaction of ideas, individuals, and institutions that transformed American foreign policy--and Americans' view of themselves--Borgwardt illuminates the broader history of modern human rights, trade and the global economy, collective security, and international law. This book captures a lost vision of the American role in the world.
**** PRICE: USD 26.77
Author : Borgwardt, Elizabeth
Publisher : Belknap Press
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American Desert

Product : American Desert
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : "American Desert is a dark, fantastical tale of a man who dies by decapitation in a car accident, and then comes back to life, to the incredulity of everyone around him, and to his own astonishment. In this experimental, satirical, bizarre and oddly funny novel, Percival Everett once again takes on the assumptions of a culture whose priorities have gone way out of whack, lampooning the press, religion, academia and offering, ultimately, an existential meditation of what constitutes being alive.
**** PRICE: USD 26.83
Author : Everett, Percival
Publisher : Hyperion Books
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Chimpanzee and Red Colobus: The Ecology of Predator and Prey, with a Foreword by Richard Wrangham

Product : Chimpanzee and Red Colobus: The Ecology of Predator and Prey, with a Foreword by Richard Wrangham
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Description : Our closest living relatives, the chimpanzees, are familiar enough--bright and ornery and promiscuous. But they also kill and eat their kin, in this case the red colobus monkey, which may say something about primate--even hominid--evolution. This book, the first long-term field study of a predator-prey relationship involving two wild primates, documents a six-year investigation into how the risk of predation molds primate society. Taking us to Gombe National Park in Tanzania, a place made famous by Jane Goodall's studies, the book offers a close look at how predation by wild chimpanzees--observable in the park as nowhere else--has influenced the behavior, ecology, and demography of a population of red colobus monkeys. As he explores the effects of chimpanzees' hunting, Craig Stanford also asks why these creatures prey on the red colobus. Because chimpanzees are often used as models of how early humans may have lived, Stanford's findings offer insight into the possible role of early hominids as predators, a little understood aspect of human evolution. The first book-length study in a newly emerging genre of primate field study, "Chimpanzee and Red Colobus "expands our understanding of not just these two primate societies, but also the evolutionary ecology of predators and prey in general.
**** PRICE: USD 27.22
Author : Stanford, Craig B. / Wrangham, Richard
Publisher : Harvard University Press
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On Reading

Product : On Reading
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : This classic-both playful and poetic-is reissued with striking new duotone reproductions. Andre Kertesz (1894-1985) was one of the most inventive, influential, and prolific photographers in the medium's history. This small volume, first published in 1971, became one of his signature works. Taken between 1920 and 1970, these photographs capture people reading in many parts of the world. Readers in every conceivable place-on rooftops, in public parks, on crowded streets, waiting in the wings of the school play-are caught in a deeply personal, yet universal, moment. Kertesz's images celebrate the absorptive power and pleasure of this solitary activity and speak to readers everywhere. Fans of photography and literature alike will welcome this reissue of this classic work that has long been out of print.
**** PRICE: USD 29.93
Author : Kertesz, Andre
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
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A Scientist in the City

Product : A Scientist in the City
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : In his previous books, "A Scientist At The Seashore" and "Meditations At Sunset," James Trefil used commonplace settings in the natural world as a point of departure for probing the mysteries of nature. In "A Scientist In The City," Trefil takes the opposite tack, looking at the quintessential man-made environment of the city as a way of examining the forces that define our world. What does the heating system of a building or the construction of a bridge tell us about the development of a city? What does the amplified environmental stress of city life on plants and animals suggest about the wild? How have scientific advances in building materials and an understanding of the structure of the atom helped to shape the cities of today? From an explanation of the evolution and influence of plate glass to reinforced steel to an analysis of the future of the skyscraper, "A Scientist In The City" offers a fascinating study of the promise and the consequences of technology in our everyday urban lives. In addition, Trefil goes on to explore how the new technologies being developed today will help to determine the changing forms that cities will take in the future. "A Scientist In The City" is the kind of book that will open our eyes to the man-made world around us, and show us some of the scientific reasons for why we live the way we do.
**** PRICE: USD 18.62
Author : Trefil, James S. / Peatross, Judith
Publisher : Anchor Books
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The Heavenly Good of Earthly Work

Product : The Heavenly Good of Earthly Work
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Description : Does a person's day to day work have any ultimate value from the perspective of Eternity? Should our work be seen as a discipline through which we connect spiritually with God and others? Is ordinary work the primary way that people can participate in God's mission to make all things new? What is the heavenly good of earthly work?In this book Darrell Cosden takes us on a spiritual and theological journey of discovery exploring these questions. Creatively, constructively, and sometimes provocatively, he shows us that the heavenly good of earthly work really makes the gospel good news for ordinary people by offering the possibility of a genuinely purpose-full Christian life.
**** PRICE: USD 21.99
Author : Cosden, Darrell
Publisher : Baker Academic
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An Introduction to the New Testament: Volume 1: The Gospels and Acts, Volume 2: The Pauline Epistles, Volume 3: The Non-Pauline Ep

Product : An Introduction to the New Testament: Volume 1: The Gospels and Acts, Volume 2: The Pauline Epistles, Volume 3: The Non-Pauline Ep
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Description : This book guides the reader through the Gospels, Acts, Pauline epistles, and the Non-Pauline epistles. His readable style makes the collection an excellent companion for both the scholar and the layman.
**** PRICE: USD 22.64
Author : Hiebert, D. Edmond
Publisher : Gabriel Publishing
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The Best of Autism Asperger's Digest Magazine, Volume 1: Outstanding Selections from Over Four Years of Issues!

Product : The Best of Autism Asperger's Digest Magazine, Volume 1: Outstanding Selections from Over Four Years of Issues!
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Nowhere else is so much applicable information on ASD accessible in one spot The Autism Asperger's Digest brims with effective, practical solutions to the challenges faced by those with ASD and the special people who teach or care for them. Regular columns in each issue address language & communication, the GFCF diet, special education law, parenting issues, teaching strategies, and adult issues. Readers comment regularly on the positive, uplifting approach the magazine takes to ASD and the valuable information each issue contains. A collection of the best of the best, this book is an autism library within itself
**** PRICE: USD 22.54
Author : Zysk, Veronica
Publisher : Future Horizons
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The Maple Sugar Book

Product : The Maple Sugar Book
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Description : A half-century ago, the world was trying to heal the wounds of global war. People were rushing to make up for lost time, grasping for material wealth. This was the era of "total electric living," a phrase beamed into living rooms by General Electric spokesman Ronald Reagan. Environmental awareness was barely a gleam in the eye of even Rachel Carson.And yet, Helen and Scott Nearing were on a totally different path, having left the city for the country, eschewing materialistic society in a quest for the self-sufficiency they deemed "the Good Life." Chelsea Green is pleased to honor their example by publishing a new edition of "The Maple Sugar Book," complete with a new section of never-before-published photos of the Nearings working on the sugaring operation, and an essay by Greg Joly relating the story behind the book and placing the Nearings' work in the context of their neighborhood and today's maple industry.Maple sugaring was an important source of cash for the Nearings, as it continues to be for many New England farmers today. This book is filled with a history of sugaring from Native American to modern times, with practical tips on how to sap trees, process sap, and market syrup. In an age of microchips and software that are obsolete before you can install them, maple sugaring is a process that's stood the test of time. Fifty years after its original publication in 1950, "The Maple Sugar Book" is as relevant as ever to the homestead or small-scale commercial practitioner.
**** PRICE: USD 22.98
Author : Nearing, Helen / Nearing, Scott / Waterman, Laura
Publisher : Chelsea Green Publishing Company
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Conflict Resolution for Managers and Leaders: The CDR Associates Training Package: Participant's Workbook

Product : Conflict Resolution for Managers and Leaders: The CDR Associates Training Package: Participant's Workbook
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Description : CDR Associates' training programs have been recognized throughout the world for their high-quality, effective, and innovative approaches to handling conflict in diverse workplace settings. "Conflict Resolution for Managers and Leaders" offers you a proven program that will help you learn the key concepts and skills in conflict management, negotiation, and dispute resolution. The "Participant's Workbook" is designed to make you a better leader and manager by equipping you to address conflict with confidence. "Conflict Resolution for Managers and Leaders" is filled with information and interactive exercises to help you develop practical skills in a fun and engaging manner. This workbook contains the information you need to participate in the CDR training program. Although the comprehensive program consists of eight modules, your trainer may customize the session by using select modules.
**** PRICE: USD 23.72
Author : CDR Associates
Publisher : Jossey-Bass
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Young Romance: The Best of Simon & Kirby's Romance Comics

Product : Young Romance: The Best of Simon & Kirby's Romance Comics
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Description : In the late 1940s, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby creators of Captain America set the comics world on fire with the creation of a new genre that resulted in some of the best-selling American comic books of all time: the romance comics. The stories they created were exciting, innovative, and beautifully drawn, and remain a high point in both artists careers, even as Kirby went on to become the unrivaled King of Comics and co-creator (along with Stan Lee) of many of the most iconic characters in American history. These two towering titans of the field produced stories for titles such as Young Romance, Young Love, and Western Love for over twelve years until the genre ran out of steam in 1959, and Jack Kirby moved on to a little-known outfit called Marvel Comics. The Romance Comics of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby brings this wonderful work back to light by reprinting 21 stories in full-color, from 13 years of Simon and Kirby s romance comics: 200 pages of never-before reprinted material painstakingly restored over a five-year period by award-winning artist and animator Michel Gagne (Flight, Star Wars: Clone Wars).
**** PRICE: USD 23.38
Author : Kirby, Jack / Simon, Joe / Gagne, Michel
Publisher : Fantagraphics Books
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Ironstruck ... the Ironman Triathlon Journey

Product : Ironstruck ... the Ironman Triathlon Journey
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Description : Beginner Triathlete or Novice Ironman? "Ironstruck" is an inspirational and common sense guide that might well be the key to your success in crossing the Ironman finish line. This book is for all those who have been touched by the Ironman challenge. It is for those from all walks of life and all levels of athletic ability who seek inspiration and common sense advice. --Find out what an Ironman diet might look like and what vitamin supplements can enhance your training, recovery and endurance. --Learn how to survive the swim without stress or fear. --Read how to remain calm and maintain your focus during race week when the hype can become overwhelming. "Ironstruck" will be your faithful companion on the day your training begins and will remain your guide as you journey toward that distant finish line.
**** PRICE: USD 24.06
Author : Fauteux, Ray
Publisher : Lulu Press
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The Rising: Ireland: Easter 1916

Product : The Rising: Ireland: Easter 1916
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Based on a recently released trove of over 1,700 eye-witness statements, this gripping volume tells the story of the Easter Rising as seen through the eyes of the rebels themselves, capturing in crisp, unflinching detail what the nascent Irish revolution actually felt like. As it chronicles the activities of members of Sinn Fein, the Irish Republican Brotherhood, Cumann na mBan, and the Irish Volunteers, this compelling volume addresses a range of key questions that continue to divide historians of modern Ireland: What led people from ordinary backgrounds to fight for Irish freedom? What did they think they could achieve given the superior forces arrayed against them? What kind of republic were they willing to kill and die for? Fearghal McGarry deftly interweaves the oral history of the rank-and-file revolutionaries of the Rising into a comprehensive, yet powerfully affecting narrative--one that The Boston Globe called "vivid and compelling" and "a poignant mosaic of idealism, bravery, and humanity."
**** PRICE: USD 23.94
Author : McGarry, Fearghal
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
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Life Sentences: Literary Judgments and Accounts

Product : Life Sentences: Literary Judgments and Accounts
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Description : A dazzling new collection of essays--on reading, writing, form, and thought--from one of America's master writers. It begins with the personal, both past and present. It emphasizes Gass's lifelong attachment to books and moves on to the more analytical, as he ponders the work of some of his favorite writers (among them Kafka, Nietzsche, Henry James, Gertrude Stein, Proust). He writes about a few topics equally burning but less loved (the Nobel Prize-winner and Nazi sympathizer Knut Hamsun; the Holocaust). Finally, Gass ponders theoretical matters connected with literature: form and metaphor, and specifically, one of its genetic parts--the sentence. Gass embraces the avant-garde but applies a classic standard of writing to all literature, which is clear in these essays, or, as he describes them, literary judgments and accounts. " " "Life Sentences" is William Gass at his Gassian best.
**** PRICE: USD 24.74
Author : Gass, William H.
Publisher : Knopf Publishing Group
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Offering Flowers, Feeding Skulls: Popular Goddess Worship in West Bengal

Product : Offering Flowers, Feeding Skulls: Popular Goddess Worship in West Bengal
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Description : The Indian state of West Bengal is home to one of the world's most vibrant traditions of goddess worship. The year's biggest holidays are devoted to the goddesses Durga and Kali, with lavish rituals, decorated statues, fireworks, and parades. In Offering Flowers, Feeding Skulls, June McDaniel provides a broad, accessibly written overview of Bengali goddess worship. McDaniel identifies three major forms of goddess worship, and examines each through its myths, folklore, songs, rituals, sacred texts, and practitioners. In the folk/tribal strand, which is found in rural areas, local tribal goddesses are worshipped alongside Hindu goddesses, with an emphasis on possession, healing, and animism. The tantric/yogic strand focuses on ritual, meditation, and visualization as ways of experiencing the power of the goddess directly. The devotional or bhakti strand, which is the most popular form, involves the intense love and worship of a particular form of the goddess. McDaniel traces these strands through Bengali culture and explores how they are interwoven with each other as well as with other forms of Hinduism. She also discusses how these practices have been reinterpreted in the West, where goddess worship has gained the values of sexual freedom and psychological healing, but lost its emphases on devotion and asceticism. Offering Flowers, Feeding Skulls takes the reader inside the lives of practicing Shaktas, including holy women, hymn singers, philosophers, visionaries, gurus, ascetics, healers, musicians, and businessmen, and offers vivid descriptions of their rituals, practices, and daily lives. Drawing on years of fieldwork and extensive research, McDaniel paints a rich, expansive portrait of this fascinating religious tradition.
**** PRICE: USD 24.70
Author : McDaniel, June
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
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