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Lonely Planet Las Vegas Encounter [With Pull-Out Map]Metallica: The Stories Behing the Biggest SongsThe Rough Guide to SwedenThe Book of DolphinsKing BabyBaby FaceWilliam Shakespeare's King LearUnderstanding the Future: A Survivor's Guide to Riding the Cosmic Wave; The Major Astrological Predictions from Now to 2020 and HoFearless Captain: The Adventures of John SmithDiscover the Oceans: The World's Largest EcosystemBerlitz Polish Phrase BookKaplan AP U.S. Government and PoliticsMy KindergartenChampionship Scrabble PuzzlesTroo's Big ClimbThe Inheritance of BeautyMuch Ado about Loving: What Our Favorite Novels Can Teach You about Date Expectations, Not So-Great Gatsbys, and Love in the TimeEl Poder de Tu Historia: Relatos Cortos y Reales, Llenos de Grandes LeccionesEnemy ArsenalLetters from the Closet: A Teacher, His Student, and the Cost of Knowing and Being KnownWonder Light: Unicorns of the MistPaths to Success: Beating the Odds in American SocietyA Bibliography of Christian WorshipWhat You Need to Know about EconomicsHomer's Versicolored Fabric: The Evocative Power of Ancient Greek Epic WordmakingVessel of SadnessBosnia's Forgotten Battlefield: BihacQuotable Bertrand RussellEnglish-Arabic/Arabic-English Translation: A Practical GuideThe Interactional Nature of Depression: Advances in Interpersonal ApproachesPiedmont Soldiers and Their Families:: North CarolinaHuman Anatomy with Olc Bind-In CardGod of AbrahamThe Librarian from the Black LagoonThe Chance She TookRepublic of Images: A History of French FilmmakingDecisionmaking in a Glass House: Mass Media, Public Opinion, and American and European Foreign Policy in the 21st CenturyRace and the Early Republic: Racial Consciousness and Nation-Building in the Early RepublicAwakening: Exposing the Voice of the Mosaic MindThe Unnatural Nature of Science: ,The Concise Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral ScienceQuant a Moi...: Temoignages Des Francais Et Des Francophones: Manuel de Classe [With Audio CDs]Endless Money: The Moral Hazards of SocialismNCLEX-RN: 6 Comprehensive Tests Made Incredibly Easy!El Lazarillo de Ciegos CaminantesBuilding Playgrounds, Engaging Communities: Creating Safe and Happy Places for ChildrenStepwisdom: Knowledge from the Ages for Successful StepfamiliesOcean Adventures [With DVD]The Economic Point of View: An Essay in the History of Economic ThoughtUnderstood BetsyThe American LawnVintage MotorcyclesJewish Life & Amer. CultureSimple Guides SikhismNo ThanksKorean and More Korean [With CD (Audio)]Computational Geometry in CMake This Egyptian MummyPenny and PeterThe North of GodNegima!, Volume 11Gray Rabbit's Odd One OutWritings of Charles S. Peirce: A Chronological Edition, Volume 6: 1886-1890Some Random Series of FunctionsManchesterTown and Country: Race Relations in an Urban Rural Context, Arkansas,1865-1900Business Process Modelling with Aris: A Practical GuidePrince Henry SinclairPeirescs Europe: Learning and Virtue in the Seventeenth CenturyFunctional Lessons in SingingSemiconductor Memories: Technology, Testing, and ReliabilityDo the Gods Wear Capes?: Spirituality, Fantasy, and SuperheroesUnderstanding Mass Spectra: A Basic ApproachHydrocracking Science and TechnologyPaddling Pennsylvania: A Guide to 50 of the State's Greatest Paddling AdventuresThe Last Innocent ManAvalon HighEssential BlakeA Woman BetrayedThe Fallen ManDarwin in the Genome: Molecular Strategies in Biological EvolutionAin't No TomorrowEntrevistas Student Edition with Online Learning Center Bind-In Card and Student CD-ROMManagement of TechnologyWhat Women Want - What Men Want: Why the Sexes Still See Love & Commitment So DifferentlyWhere Darwin Meets the Bible: Creationists and Evolutionists in AmericaFinding an Ending: Reflections on Wagner's RingWhat Gardens MeanRichard Nixon: A PsychobiographyThe Things We Do: Using the Lessons of Bernard and Darwin to Understand the What, How, and Why of Our BehaviorLeonardo Da Vinci: Origins of a GeniusMad DashHealth and Behavior: The Interplay of Biological, Behavioral, and Societal InfluencesLucid Dreams in 30 DaysMurder at the Monks' TableClinical Skills for Assistive PersonnelSnap HappyGenshiken: Volume 4The Bounty Hunter's BrideDo We Still Need Doctors?


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Lonely Planet Las Vegas Encounter [With Pull-Out Map]

Product : Lonely Planet Las Vegas Encounter [With Pull-Out Map]
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : What Will Your Las Vegas Encounter Be? Strutting down the Strip in your brand new Jimmy Choos Getting swept up in the frenzied world of Cirque du Soleil contortionists Lingering over dry-aged Angus ribeye steak and sweet-potato cheesecake Sliding through a shark tank followed by cocktails poolside Perfecting you poker face as you risk your paycheck in Texas Hold'em Sipping martinis and getting manicured before an all-night dance session Discover Twice the City in Half the Time Handy full-color pull-out map includes all venues in the book Our expert author recommends the very best shows, eateries, clubs, shops, casinos, kitsch and more Unique itineraries and highlights help you make the most of a short trip Local perspectives: meet Rick Harrison from "Pawn Stars," a card dealer, a tiki-bar owner and the "Eating Las Vegas" blogger
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Author : Benson, Sara
Publisher : Lonely Planet
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Metallica: The Stories Behing the Biggest Songs

Product : Metallica: The Stories Behing the Biggest Songs
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Metallica formed in 1981 when drummer Lars Ulrich posted an advertisement in a local L.A. newspaper. Their early recordings featured fast thrash tempos, instrumentals, and a raw aggression that made them metal gods almost instantly. Here are the stories behind such songs as "Ride the Lightning," "The Thing that Should Not Be," and "The God that Failed"--written about the death of lyricist James Hetfield's mother.
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Author : Ingham, Chris
Publisher : Carlton Publishing Group
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The Rough Guide to Sweden

Product : The Rough Guide to Sweden
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : "The Rough Guide to Sweden" is the definitive travel guide with clear maps and coverage of the biggest and best known of all the Scandinavian countries, Sweden. Discover the vibrant regions of Sweden with expert tips on exploring all of the best Swedish attractions; from the wilds of Swedish Lapland to the most popular bars and restaurants in Swedenas cosmopolitan capital, Stockholm. Packed with the all the essential insider tips every traveller to Sweden needs; youall find an authoritative background on Swedenas history and culture, detailed practical advice on what to see and do in Sweden whilst relying on up-to-date descriptions of the best hotels in Sweden, bars in Sweden, Swedish restaurants, shopping and entertainment for all budgets. Fully updated and expanded, The Rough Guide to Sweden covers everything from visiting the Hanseatic town of Visby, a former Viking site, to tips to seeing the countryas latest attraction, ABBA The Museum, opening shortly in Stockholm. Explore all corners of Sweden with improved and enlarged maps of Gothenburg, Swedenas second city, and new maps of Halmstad and UmeA . Make the most of your holiday with "The Rough Guide to Sweden."
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Author : Proctor, James / Roland, Neil
Publisher : Rough Guides Limited
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The Book of Dolphins

Product : The Book of Dolphins
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Celebrate one of the most playful, engaging creatures on earth. Over 100 large-size, dramatic color photographs give an up-close and personal look at dolphins -- their diversity, physiology, social structure, and environment. Uncover "dolphin mysteries", from their intelligence to their reputation for unselfishness. Stories tell of "rescue operations" in which dolphins have lured sharks away from swimmers, as well as their role in military operations. Plus: guidance for those interested in dolphin watching and conservation, and a species-identifying chart.
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Author : Carwardine, Mark / Bellamy, David
Publisher : Collins & Brown
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King Baby

Product : King Baby
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : "'The story of your creation starts/with a force that wanted something, ' Lia Purpura writes, 'and worked to see if you were it.' A myth of motherhood, a parable of artistic creation, a suite of hymns to an ambiguous emblem, this compelling, Orphic sequence pushes deeply into its chosen vehicle, seeking the diff erence between song and hunger."-Mark Doty "King Baby" is a cycle of lyric poems both inspired by and addressed to a found object made animate-then made into a confessor-by the poet's fascination, and by a love that alternates between the familial, obsessive, and devotional. "Untitled" "Your form is always with me as I walk, empty and pierced. Today I stopped to see, and touched by seeing, sparrows in the bittersweet, deep in a copse of thorns, their bodies soft among the sharpness, indigo in that light. Not mottled-slate. Not bluish-grey. How good to find distraction in precision." Lia Purpura is the author of two collections of essays, "On Looking" (a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist) and "Increase"; two previous collections of poems, "Stone Sky Lifting" and "The Brighter the Veil"; and a collection of translations. She has received NEA and Fulbright fellowships, as well as an Associated Writing Programs Award in Creative Nonfiction, the Ohio State University Press Award, and the Towson University Prize in Literature. She is Writerin-Residence at Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland.
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Author : Purpura, Lia
Publisher : Alice James Books
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Baby Face

Product : Baby Face
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Bubba Mabry, P.I. has two clients, a vicious pimp named Sultan Sweeny who wants to know who is killing his girls, and a city councilwoman who has lost her doll collection. In this, the second in columnist Steve Brewer's hilarious five-book Bubba Mabry, P.I. mystery series, Bubba must confront pimps, hookers, and the Religious Right just to get through the day. Considered by the author to be the grittiest of the Bubba books, it is also full of laughs and wry observations on the state of religion in the Sun Belt. Brewer writes a humor column, The Home Front, for the Albuquerque Tribune which has recently been distributed nationwide by Scripps Howard. Baby Face is the second in what is presently a five book series being re-released by Intrigue.
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Author : Brewer, Steve
Publisher : Intrigue Press
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William Shakespeare's King Lear

Product : William Shakespeare's King Lear
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : One of the greatest tragedies of English literature is now a full-color graphic novel by the creator of Beowulf and Bearskin. An old king seeks to set aside his crown and divide his realm among his three daughters. But treachery and madness lie ahead for King Lear
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Author : Hinds, Gareth
Publisher : Comic.com
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Understanding the Future: A Survivor's Guide to Riding the Cosmic Wave; The Major Astrological Predictions from Now to 2020 and Ho

Product : Understanding the Future: A Survivor's Guide to Riding the Cosmic Wave; The Major Astrological Predictions from Now to 2020 and Ho
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : The next dozen years are set to be the most momentous of our lives. As humanity stands at the crossroads between a continued descent into dark materialism and the spiritual path back to the light, a great cosmic event is about to force this elemental choice. This astonishing illustrated astrological analysis shows that the present alignment of Uranus and Pluto with the Earth has set in motion a powerful Planet-Wave that will peak in 2012, heralding a period in which we face a unique opportunity to forge our destinies. Drawing a compelling analogy with quantum physics, this theory sets out the ways in which we can ride the wave by looking back into history at similar moments from the past.
**** PRICE: USD 3.46
Author : Birkbeck, Lyn
Publisher : Watkins Publishing
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Fearless Captain: The Adventures of John Smith

Product : Fearless Captain: The Adventures of John Smith
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : A young adult biography of Admiral of New England John Smith
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Author : Loker, Aleck
Publisher : Morgan Reynolds Publishing
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Discover the Oceans: The World's Largest Ecosystem

Product : Discover the Oceans: The World's Largest Ecosystem
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : From both a historical and scientific point of view, above and below the surface, this engaging guide brings the world's oceans to life through fun facts, illustrations, and in-depth information. Interactive activities appear throughout, ranging from making solar stills and simple fishing spears to experimenting with a homemade diving bell and figuring out how much water it really takes to survive. With the oceans being the least explored environment on Earth, this reference illuminates some of the most incredible and surprising plants and animals as well as how to survive and navigate these vast expanses.
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Author : Berkenkamp, Lauri / Forsman, Chuck
Publisher : Nomad Press (VT)
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Berlitz Polish Phrase Book

Product : Berlitz Polish Phrase Book
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Fit every pocket -- and every traveler's need for a compact, easy-to-use, and dependable reference source. Part language instructor, part tour guide, the world-renowned Berlitz Phrase Book series has been the ideal companion guide for millions of travelers worldwide. Providing a wealth of essential information and practical tips, this popular series, redesigned and with updated phrases and expressions and over 2,300 words covering just about any situation a traveler is likely to encounter, remains the unparalleled market leader.
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Author : Berlitz Guides
Publisher : Berlitz Guides
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Kaplan AP U.S. Government and Politics

Product : Kaplan AP U.S. Government and Politics
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : You've spent the year gaining advanced knowledge. Now it's time to reap the rewards: money-saving college credit or advanced placement, and an admissions edge. Yet a top score on the AP exam requires more than knowing the material. Even if your instructor was great and you worked hard in class, you need to get comfortable with the test format itself, preparing for pitfalls and arming yourself with foolproof strategies. That's where the Kaplan plan offers the clear advantage. With more than 70 years of proven test-prep experience, Kaplan has developed unique study guides that provide cutting-edge review while honing your test-taking skills. Kaplan's AP exam preparation guides include everything you need to know to score higher on the test--guaranteed. Let your score soar with these Kaplan features: - Tips from students who earned a perfect 5 on the AP U.S. Government and Politics exam - Strategies from AP U.S. Government and Politics teachers - 2 full-length practice tests (essential for learning how to beat the clock) - An intensive diagnostic test so that you can use your time efficiently, targeting weak areas and feeling confident in your strengths - Detailed explanations to the answers, showing you how to think like the authors of the test - In-depth reviews of crucial content - Key terms, defined in context - Sample answers for free-response questions - Proven skill-building techniques that are guaranteed to raise your score - A user-friendly design for navigating the book in a flash Preparation makes the difference, but quality preparation delivers results that can transform your life. Packed with exclusive tips you can only get from Kaplan, this is the ultimate guide for conquering jittery nerves and boosting brain power. Unlock your potential with "Kaplan AP U.S. Government and Politics 2011: " the unrivaled, one-stop resource.
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Author : Kleinschmidt, Ulrich / Brown, William L., Jr.
Publisher : Kaplan Publishing
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My Kindergarten

Product : My Kindergarten
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : In one modest volume, a kindergartner can experience--and re-experiance--a whole year's worth of new skills and exciting school adventures with Emily and her friends, including learning the alphabet, drawing a map, counting to ten, telling the time and temperature, visiting the library for the first time, voting and more. Even better, young eager students will enjoy bringing the thrills of their classroom home to share with the family. Organized into monthly segments, and accompanied by bright, appealing artwork, this one-of-a-kind complete kindergarten book offers parents, teachers, and children a special way to share the most important school year in a child's life.
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Author : Wells, Rosemary
Publisher : Disney-Hyperion
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Championship Scrabble Puzzles

Product : Championship Scrabble Puzzles
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Joe Edley is the only player to win the National SCRABBLE Championship three times, and now he helps players at every level get a workout that will build vocabulary and sharpen skills. More than 100 realistic game situations offer challenging fun while they prime solvers for victory at the next encounter over the board.
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Author : Edley, Joe
Publisher : Puzzlewright
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Troo's Big Climb

Product : Troo's Big Climb
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : A lesson in obedience ... Troo is not a baby, and he's not afraid to climb the biggest tree in the forest---even though his parents told him not to. But this tree isn't safe for anyone What will happen if Troo falls?
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Author : Crouch, Cheryl / Zimmer, Kevin
Publisher : Zonderkidz
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The Inheritance of Beauty

Product : The Inheritance of Beauty
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Beauty is sometimes found in the most unlikely places. George Jacobs and his childhood sweetheart were just kids living in small-town Levy, SC, when the train brought the evil to town. Now eighty years later, George and Maggie are married, living out their remaining days in Harmony House where time moves slowly--Maggie can no longer communicate her love and George can hardly remember their past. But when a large package arrives and an old stranger moves into Harmony House, their past won't remain at bay any longer. Like it or not, George must now remember things from long ago in order to set himself--and his sweet wife--free. But George isn't sure how many lives were affected by the stranger in Levy . . . or why life must come full-circle now when he's running out of time. "The Inheritance of Beauty "is an entrancing story about beauty and age, about the blessings and curses of each, and how the true beauty of a person never fades.
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Author : Seitz, Nicole A.
Publisher : Thomas Nelson Publishers
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Much Ado about Loving: What Our Favorite Novels Can Teach You about Date Expectations, Not So-Great Gatsbys, and Love in the Time

Product : Much Ado about Loving: What Our Favorite Novels Can Teach You about Date Expectations, Not So-Great Gatsbys, and Love in the Time
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Maura Kelly and Jack Murnighan give funny, honest relationship advice based on literature's most famous (and infamous) couples.
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Author : Murnighan, Jack / Kelly, Maura
Publisher : Free Press
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El Poder de Tu Historia: Relatos Cortos y Reales, Llenos de Grandes Lecciones

Product : El Poder de Tu Historia: Relatos Cortos y Reales, Llenos de Grandes Lecciones
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Each night, host Alberto Sardinas becomes a friend to thousands of listeners who tune into his radio show. His faithful listeners share their life experiences of pain, happiness, hope, or uncertainty, confident that they'll receive the words they need to carry on, and the advice they would get from a true friend. In his new book, El poder de TU historia, Sardinas shares some of the most powerful stories told to him by his listeners as well as intimate personal experiences he had never shared before. Each anecdote is followed by a "conclusion" that emphasizes the lesson learned, poses a space for reflection, and provides the tools needed to face the obstacles we come across in our daily lives.
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Author : Sardinas, Alberto
Publisher : Aguilar
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Enemy Arsenal

Product : Enemy Arsenal
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : WHOLESALE SLAUGHTER A massive black-market weapons bazaar, where someone with enough money could outfit a small nation, becomes Stony Man's highest-priority target. And Mack Bolan is determined to be on this year's guest list. Setting out undercover into the African desert, he's about to close in when U.S. aircraft and armored vehicles-operated by men in American uniform-annihilate the crowd. The truth soon becomes clear. A growing syndicate struck the site in disguise to behead the smaller crime organizations and absorb what was left. While all eyes are on the U.S. to explain what happened, Bolan goes on the hunt for the real power behind the bloodbath. And the trail leads to the South China Sea, where a mysterious billionaire has launched an assault on the world's major ports. Hijacked cargo ships are heading for international cities. Unless Bolan can stop them...
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Author : Pendleton, Don
Publisher : Gold Eagle
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Letters from the Closet: A Teacher, His Student, and the Cost of Knowing and Being Known

Product : Letters from the Closet: A Teacher, His Student, and the Cost of Knowing and Being Known
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : An honest and poignant look into the deeply intimate yet platonic relationship between a gay English teacher and his young female protegee--each seeking connection and acceptance--as reflected by the decade of letters they exchanged. It was an improbable relationship from the start--a high school English teacher, still in the closet, and his best student. From the confines--and protection--of his closet, Amy's teacher wrote these letters, letters that were read, cherished, answered, and then locked away for years. Now Amy looks back at the decade of intimate letters that preceded her teacher's untimely death, collects the shards left by their clumsy, sometimes violent attempts to unmask each other, and counts again the cost of knowing and being known. Every writer needs a room of his own, but for some people, at certain times, and in certain circumstances, the best you can do is a closet. Timely and relevant, this is a love story of the most contemporary kind, a rare glimpse into an intimate relationship between teacher and student--a relationship whose effects are still being felt decades later. It's raw and honest and moving, a poignant commentary on the values that unite us all.
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Author : Hollingsworth, Amy
Publisher : Howard Books
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Wonder Light: Unicorns of the Mist

Product : Wonder Light: Unicorns of the Mist
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Deep in the mist-shrouded forests of an old and haunted island, one girl will come face to face with the most elusive and legendary creature: a unicorn. Sent to live on an island-ranch for troubled teens, twelve-year-old Twig is the sole witness to the birth of a unicorn. With the help of a ghostly boy, she sets out to raise the young Wonder Light. But she soon finds the island is not as peaceful as it seems. To save her new home and the last unicorn herd, Twig will have to become Wonder Light's rider and take her first steps into a world she never thought possible.
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Author : Russell, R. R.
Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc
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Paths to Success: Beating the Odds in American Society

Product : Paths to Success: Beating the Odds in American Society
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Who would have thought that Joycelyn Elders, born into a family that chopped cotton and trapped raccoons to survive, would grow up to be Surgeon General of the United States? Or that Clarence Thomas, brought up by his barely literate grandfather, would someday be a Justice of the Supreme Court? Certainly not statisticians, who tell us that impoverished backgrounds are fairly accurate predictors of impoverished futures. This book seeks out the stories behind the exceptions: those who, against all odds, have made the American myth of rags-to-riches a reality. For more than ten years Charles Harrington and Susan Boardman explored the life histories of successful Americans forty to fifty-five years old--those from poor homes, whose parents had not completed high school, and those from the middle class. Comparing the routes to success of these two groups--the one by various courses of their own construction, the other by a well-laid path--the authors are able to show where their efforts and qualities diverge, and where they coincide. Joycelyn Elders and Clarence Thomas are examples of the "pathmakers" of this work. While "Paths to Success" reveals certain consistencies between these pathmakers' approaches and those of their middle-class counterparts, it also exposes striking differences between men and women, blacks and whites. These differences, fully described here, illuminate the ways in which opportunities, serendipities, and impediments intersect with personal resources, strategies, and choices to produce success where we least expect it.
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Author : Harrington, Charles C. / Boardman, Susan K.
Publisher : Harvard University Press
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A Bibliography of Christian Worship

Product : A Bibliography of Christian Worship
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Deals extensively with major foci of Christian worship: Initiation, Eucharist, Ordination, Marriage, Reconciliation, Ministry to the Sick and Dying, Burial, the Daily Office, and the Calendar.
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Author : Thompson, Bard
Publisher : Scarecrow Press
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What You Need to Know about Economics

Product : What You Need to Know about Economics
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Economics matters. It determines everything from the price of this book, to how much your house costs, and whether or not you have a job. But it always seems quite hard to understand. "What You Need to Know about Economics" makes it easy, explaining: What economic growth is and why it matters How inflation happens Why credit is important How jobs are created and lost How expensive your house is What central banks do and how it affects the rest of us Cutting out the theory and concentrating on the kind of economics you need to know to do your job better and understand the world around you, you'll never look sheepish when someone mentions GDP and interest rates again.
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Author : Buckley, George / Desai, Sumeet
Publisher : Capstone Publishing
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Homer's Versicolored Fabric: The Evocative Power of Ancient Greek Epic Wordmaking

Product : Homer's Versicolored Fabric: The Evocative Power of Ancient Greek Epic Wordmaking
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Anna Bonifazi suggests that the Homeric text we have now would have enabled ancient audiences to enjoy the evocative power of even minimal linguistic elements. The multiple functions served by these elements are associated not only with the variety of narrative contexts in which they occur but also with overarching poetic strategies. The findings relate to two strategies in particular: unfolding the narrative by signaling the upcoming content with "au-" adverbs and particles, and letting the complexity of Odysseus' identity resonate through the ambiguous use of third-person pronouns. The words' evocative power springs from the deliberate merging of distinct meanings, which prompts multifaceted interpretations. The text allows the incorporation of different viewpoints, just as an iridescent fabric allows the simultaneous perception of different colors.
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Author : Bonifazi, Anna
Publisher : Harvard University Center for Hellenic Studie
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Vessel of Sadness

Product : Vessel of Sadness
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : This is the story of those who fought and died in 1944 at Anzio. Their task was to seize the Alban Hills and then Rome, but instead, for more than four months, they sank into the mud of the Anzio plain and fought for their lives. There are no heroes, no victories. Even national differences merge and are forgotten in this larger story of humanity.
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Author : Woodruff, William
Publisher : Abacus (UK)
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Bosnia's Forgotten Battlefield: Bihac

Product : Bosnia's Forgotten Battlefield: Bihac
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Based on the author's experiences as a serving soldier and European Commission Monitor, a narrative account of the civil war in the former Yugoslavia Brendan O'Shea had access to both EU and UN official documents for his research and used these to unravel the complex story of the Bosnian war. He tells the tragic story of what happened at the "safe haven" at Bihac in northwestern Bosnia between 1992 and 1996, showing the Bosnian civil war in microcosm. At Bihac, Muslims fought all variety of Serb, Muslims fought Muslims, and the Croats interfered continually, thereby ensuring a rapid descent into bitter civil war and a vindictive power struggle. "Ethnic cleansing" was rife, and horrific war crimes that shocked the world were committed on all sides. Local politicians manipulated the desperate refugee situation in order to extract concessions, humanitarian aid, and considerable sums of money from the UN and other agencies, and then siphoned off huge quantities to pay for military arms and equipment. O'Shea reveals how the generals manipulated all agencies who came to assist them to ensure their own military and political advancement. Radovan Karadzic, Ratko Mladic, and Slobodan Milosevic are still names that stick horribly in the memory. As every party to the Bosnian tragedy promoted their own version of events as the truth, O'Shea reveals the numerous layers of deceit and dishonesty.
**** PRICE: USD 12.14
Author : O'Shea, Brendan / Fisk, Robert
Publisher : History Press
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Quotable Bertrand Russell

Product : Quotable Bertrand Russell
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Eisler offers Russell's comments and reactions to puzzling social issues, political questions, and heated moral debates. Russell's views are formulated as answers to specific questions. Organized by topic and easy to reference, it's provocative, it's exciting, it's the very best of Russell
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Author : Eisler, Lee / Russell, Bertrand
Publisher : Prometheus Books
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English-Arabic/Arabic-English Translation: A Practical Guide

Product : English-Arabic/Arabic-English Translation: A Practical Guide
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Description : This translation guide is based on sound theoretical and pedagogical principles. Unlike other translation manuals available, it transcends crude dichotomies of "literal" vs. "free" translation, "specialized" vs. "general," "communicative" vs. "semantic," etc. and concentrates instead on developing in the student a sensitivity to text-types and a deeper understanding of the demand. which a given text-type makes on the translator. In addition, the student who closely follows this Guide will acquire the analytical tools necessary to make meaningful comments about translation and translations. A glossary of text-linguistic and translation terms Is provided together with a select bibliography.
**** PRICE: USD 11.09
Author : Hatim, Basil
Publisher : Saqi Books
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The Interactional Nature of Depression: Advances in Interpersonal Approaches

Product : The Interactional Nature of Depression: Advances in Interpersonal Approaches
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Description : The authors of this volume explore how depression may represent an interactional style -- an approach that is becoming highly influential in the clinical treatment of depression. This volume concisely presents the most up-to-date research on the interpersonal aspects of depression and outlines a bold and comprehensive approach to depression, with clinical implications highlighted throughout. The volume ends with a call for new therapeutic strategies that intervene directly in the relationships of depressed individuals by enlisting the help of those close to them.
**** PRICE: USD 11.15
Author : Joiner, Thomas E. / Coyne, James C., PhD
Publisher : APA Books
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Piedmont Soldiers and Their Families:: North Carolina

Product : Piedmont Soldiers and Their Families:: North Carolina
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Description : As centuries turn and decades pass, many wars and major historical events fade into the national memory as bold-face words in our history textbooks. However, the Civil War is unique, in that it still remains a heavily discussed, published, and debated topic in todayas society. No other war has struck such a chord in our countryas consciousness, combining romantic notions of glory and chivalry with horrific images of death and devastation, both of the landscape and its people. Entire libraries of books are devoted to discussing the battles, the tactics, and machines of warfare, the strategies of notable and eccentric commanders, and the biographies of the many larger-than-life personalities conducting the war, both civilian and military. But like most wars, the Civil War was a arich manas war, but a poor manas fight.a It is the story of the common soldieras plight that is most engaging, for it is in those stories in which one sees the true effects the war had on the people and time. The Tar Heel State provided much of the manpower behind the Confederate armies and thus, sacrificed many of its fathers and sons for the Confederate cause. An eclectic scrapbook of sorts, Piedmont Soldiers and Their Families details, in word and image, the lives of some of those common soldiers and their families in Forsyth, Stokes, Surry, Yadkin, and Davidson Counties, allowing todayas readers an opportunity to explore the lives of their ancestors affected by the war.
**** PRICE: USD 5.57
Author : Casey, Cindy
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing (SC)
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Human Anatomy with Olc Bind-In Card

Product : Human Anatomy with Olc Bind-In Card
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Description : From the most pedagogically sound organization to the exceptional art, to the complete integration of the text with technology, Saladin has formed a teaching system that will both motivate and enable students to understand and appreciate the wonders of human anatomy. This distinctive text was developed to stand apart from all other anatomy texts with an approach borne out of 25 years of teaching, unparalleled art, and a writing style that has been acclaimed by reviewers. Designed for a one-semester college anatomy course, Saladin requires no prior knowledge of college chemistry or cell biology.
**** PRICE: USD 3.48
Author : Saladin, Kenneth S.
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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God of Abraham

Product : God of Abraham
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Description : This cogently argued and richly illustrated book rejects the dichotomy between the God of Abraham and the God of the philosophers to argue that the two are one. In God of Abraham, one of our leading philosophers of religion shows how human values can illuminate our idea of God and how the monotheistic idea of God in turn illuminates our moral, social, cultural, aesthetic, and even ritual understanding. Throughout Goodman draws on a wealth of traditional, philosophical, historical, and anthropological materials, and particularly on a wide range of Jewish sources. He demonstrates how an adequate understanding of the interplay of values with monotheism dissolves many of the longstanding problems of natural theology and ethics and guides us toward a genuinely humanistic moral and social philosophy.
**** PRICE: USD 8.95
Author : Goodman, Lenn Evan
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
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The Librarian from the Black Lagoon

Product : The Librarian from the Black Lagoon
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Mrs. Beamster may be the school librarian, but the kids all know her as "The Laminator". If she catches you whispering, you're laminated
**** PRICE: USD 8.95
Author : Thaler, Mike / Lee, Jared / Korman, Gordon
Publisher : Turtleback Books
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The Chance She Took

Product : The Chance She Took
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Description : SYNOPSIS> The Chance She Took is the story of Miss Rayqelle Davis, the step daughter of a Chicago police officer, who grows up in a seriously dysfunctional home and turns to the streets as a means of escape. After some truly bad experiences with thug love, that leave her both emotionally and physically battered, Rayqelle soon grows to understand that fast life and fast love in the hood ain't all that it's cracked up to be.
**** PRICE: USD 8.95
Author : Black, Kole
Publisher : Spaulden Publishing
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Republic of Images: A History of French Filmmaking

Product : Republic of Images: A History of French Filmmaking
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Description : Chronicling one of the greatest and most popular national cinemas, "Republic of Images" traces the evolution of French filmmaking from 1895--the year of the debut of the Cinematographe in Paris-to the present day. Alan Williams offers a unique synthesis of history, biography, aesthetics and film theory. He brings to life all of the major directors, setting before us the cultures from which they emerged, and sheds new light on the landmark films they created. He distills what is historically and artistically unique in each of their careers and reveals what each artist has in common with the forebears and heirs of the craft. Within the larger story of French cinema, Williams examines the treasury of personal expression, social commentary, and aesthetic exploration that France has produced so consistently and exported so well. It is the tale of an industry rife with crises, and Williams offers a superb narrative of the economic, political, and social forces that have shaped its century-long history. He provides biographical sketches of filmmakers from the early pioneers of the silent era such as Louis Lumiere and Alice Guy to modern directors such as Louis Malle, Claude Chabrol, and Francois Truffaut. Some of their careers, he shows, exemplify the significant contributions individuals made to the development of French fllmmaking; others yield illuminating evidence of the problems and opportunities of a whole generation of filmmakers. Throughout, he presents critical analyses of significant films, from the Assassination of the Duc de Guise (1908) to works by the post nouvelle vague directors. Williams captures the formal and stylistic developments of film in France over nearlyone hundred years. Free of cant and jargon, "Republic of Images" is the best general account available of the rich interplay of film, filmmaker, and society. It will delight both general reader and student, as well as the viewer en route to the video store.
**** PRICE: USD 8.95
Author : Williams, Alan
Publisher : Harvard University Press
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Decisionmaking in a Glass House: Mass Media, Public Opinion, and American and European Foreign Policy in the 21st Century

Product : Decisionmaking in a Glass House: Mass Media, Public Opinion, and American and European Foreign Policy in the 21st Century
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : As we enter the new century, how and to what extent will the new realities of the post-Cold War world, as well as advances in communication technology, influence news reporting, public attitudes, and, most of all, foreign policy decisions on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean? In this volume, American and European scholars examine change and continuity in these important aspects of the foreign policy process at the beginning of the 21st century.
**** PRICE: USD 8.95
Author : Nacos, Brigitte L. / Shapiro, Robert Y. / Isernia, Pierangelo
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Race and the Early Republic: Racial Consciousness and Nation-Building in the Early Republic

Product : Race and the Early Republic: Racial Consciousness and Nation-Building in the Early Republic
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Description : By 1840, American politics was a paradox--unprecedented freedom and equality for men of European descent, and the simultaneous isolation and degradation of people of African and Native American descent. Historians have often characterized this phenomenon as the white republic. Race and the Early Republic offers a rich account of how this paradox evolved, beginning with the fledgling nation of the 1770s and running through the antebellum years. The essays in the volume, written by a wide array of scholars, are arranged so as to allow a clear understanding of how and why white political supremacy came to be in the early United States. Race and the Early Republic is a collection of diverse, insightful and interrelated essays that promote an easy understanding of why and how people of color were systematically excluded from the early U.S. republic.
**** PRICE: USD 4.85
Author : Morrison, Michael A. / Stewart, James Brewer / Davis, David Brion
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Awakening: Exposing the Voice of the Mosaic Mind

Product : Awakening: Exposing the Voice of the Mosaic Mind
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Description : Let Dr. Mark Waller, Marriage and Family Therapist, take you on a journey of self-discovery. Dr. Waller merges revolutionary new discoveries about the brain with ancient wisdom and paints an entirely new picture of the human condition. Awakening: Exposing the Voice of the Mosaic Mind shatters myths about the mind, what it is, and how it works. In the process, Dr. Waller illustrates a fresh new way of uncovering the emotional patterns that produce suffering and despair and replacing them with joy, fulfillment, and freedom.
**** PRICE: USD 5.32
Author : Waller, Mark Richard
Publisher : Wingspan Press
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The Unnatural Nature of Science: ,

Product : The Unnatural Nature of Science: ,
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Description : How is it that nobody--except maybe scientists--sees science for what it is? In this entertaining and provocative book, Lewis Wolpert draws on the entire history of science, from Thales of Miletus to Watson and Crick, from the study of eugenics to the discovery of the double helix. The result is a scientist's view of the culture of science, authoritative and informed and at the same time mercifully accessible to those who find cohabiting with this culture a puzzling experience. Science is arguably the defining feature of our age. For anyone who hopes to understand its nature, this lively and thoughtful book provides the perfect starting point.
**** PRICE: USD 5.75
Author : Wolpert, Lewis
Publisher : Harvard University Press
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The Concise Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science

Product : The Concise Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science
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Description : Edited by high caliber experts, and contributed to by quality researchers and practitioners in psychology and related fields. Includes over 500 topical entries Each entry features suggested readings and extensive cross-referencing Accessible to students and general readers Edited by two outstanding scholars and clinicians
**** PRICE: USD 5.96
Author : Craighead, W. Edward / Nemeroff, Charles B.
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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Quant a Moi...: Temoignages Des Francais Et Des Francophones: Manuel de Classe [With Audio CDs]

Product : Quant a Moi...: Temoignages Des Francais Et Des Francophones: Manuel de Classe [With Audio CDs]
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : QUANT A MOI. . . is written for intermediate courses that emphasize meaningful in-class communication and in-depth exploration of Francophone cultures. It utilizes an easy-to-use Manuel de prA(c)paration for independent grammar review and practice, allowing class time to be devoted to the culturally rich communicative activities found in the student textbook.
**** PRICE: USD 6.40
Author : Bragger, Jeannette D. / Rice, Donald B.
Publisher : Heinle & Heinle Publishers
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Endless Money: The Moral Hazards of Socialism

Product : Endless Money: The Moral Hazards of Socialism
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Description : A detailed look at how, and why, the American financial system has reached its current state Today's economy and capital markets are faced with the long-term buildup of public and private credit. Furthermore, we face higher taxes, greater spending, and more debt. We are now at a critical crossroads and our leaders have few realistic solutions. Proposals calling for tax reforms or fewer regulations have fallen on deaf ears. In fact, U.S. democracy has become more socialist and reform is needed immediately. "Endless Money "is an examination of how the U.S. government and the country's financial systems have embraced socialism, and why cultural deterioration reinforces the trend and jeopardizes democracy. In it, author William Baker sees this socialism embodied in two things. The first is the socialization of income, the second is the socialization of credit. Explores the present socialistic qualities of the American government and its financial system Looks back at how today's conditions relate not just to the Great Depression, but ancient empires such as Rome Calls for radical changes such as reduced regulatory power of the Federal Reserve, a considerable devaluation of the dollar in terms of gold, and repeal of income tax Includes a Web site devoted to book, with recommendations, quotes from the financial community, and think tank contacts Insightful and informative, "Endless Money" examines our current economic condition and describes what the United States can do to get back on the right economic track.
**** PRICE: USD 4.40
Author : Baker, William / Wiggin, Addison
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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NCLEX-RN: 6 Comprehensive Tests Made Incredibly Easy!

Product : NCLEX-RN: 6 Comprehensive Tests Made Incredibly Easy!
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : NCLEX-RN Six Comprehensive Tests Made Incredibly Easy provides six separate challenging NCLEX practice exams, each containing 75 questions. The practice exams match the 2010 NCLEX test plan, and the answers include detailed rationales, client needs, cognitive levels, and nursing process information. The book also includes explanations of the exam structure, studying and test-taking tips, and information to help international students and graduate nurses conquer NCLEX. Students and faculty alike will be impressed with how Incredibly Easy studying for and passing the NCLEX can be.
**** PRICE: USD 4.79
Author : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publisher : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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El Lazarillo de Ciegos Caminantes

Product : El Lazarillo de Ciegos Caminantes
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Description : The "Lazarillo." offers a sound and credible vision of the colonial life between 1771 and 1773, as well as practical details of the trip from Montevideo up to Lima, through Buenos Aires, Csrdoba, Salta, Potosm, Chuquisaca and Cuzco. According to Josi Luis Busaniche, the argentine born historian, "through its pages flows a new feeling about nature, far apart from the previous letters and documents of the colonial era" Its first edition circulated in a clandestine way in America. The text is the transcription of don Alonso Carris de la Vandera's writings during his royal commission of fixing the postal system between Montevideo and Lima. The author is mentioned as "Don Calixto Bustamante Carlos Inga, also known as 'Concolorcorvo', who went along the commissioner in said journey and wrote the extracts" Calixto Bustamante Carlos Inca existence is proven, as well as documented the commission and trip of "visitador" Carris, however "Concolorcorvo" shows a curiously remarkable erudition for a man of his extraction. According to Bartolomi Mitre the book "was written by an erudite person, knowledgeable of the Spanish America customs." Don Alonso Carris de la Vandera spent most of his life in Mexico and Peru, and was in Buenos Aires in 1749. His letters are written in a far from vulgar prose and full of classics quotations. It would not be strange that he had authored "El Lazarillo" himself. There is a letter from Lima addressed to the postal service administrator in Buenos Aires, don Domingo de Basavilbaso, asking him to receive and protect a don Calixto Bustamante Carlos Inca, who was starting his journey to the Rmo de la Plata. Abandoned and in need due to the death of "his master Seqor donAntonio Guill y Gonzaga, President of the Realm of Chile," he wished to change his fortune "because the temperament of Lima had proven contrary to his health." There is no proof of Bustamante's appearance in Buenos Aires, but had it been so he would have stayed at the same time as Carris prepared his trip to Peru. It might have happened that following Basavilbaso's request the visitador found in Concolorcorvo an able secretary and the best travel company. During the trip the visitador writes confidential reports, complaining about those who surreptitiously paralyze his work. Besides him the witty Bustamante suggests invectives y scathing jokes. The visitador might have been aware of the perils involved in signing such writings. And Bustamante, who admired the visitador, might have taken care, with or without permission, to see that the events did not go unpublished. Thus could have been the "El Lazarillo" conceived: a mixture of travel book, official reports and strong sarcasm. A most simple and possible explanation that in no way diminishes a bit its amusing quality.
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Author : Concolorcorvo
Publisher : Stockcero
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Building Playgrounds, Engaging Communities: Creating Safe and Happy Places for Children

Product : Building Playgrounds, Engaging Communities: Creating Safe and Happy Places for Children
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Description : We accomplish extraordinary things when we do ordinary things together. This heartfelt and hopeful conviction led LSU professor Marybeth Lima to begin the LSU Community Playground Project as a way to involve her students in the larger Baton Rouge community. Fifteen years and over seven hundred students later, Building Playgrounds, Engaging Communities tells the remarkable story of the Playground Project s ongoing partnership with area public schools to design and build safe, fun, accessible, kid-designed playgrounds. Lima s experiences with the Playground Project range from outright failures to hard-won victories. Overcoming the challenges of working with scarce resources and persevering despite many setbacks, Lima and her students succeeded with hope, humor, and dedication. Building Playgrounds, Engaging Communities emphasizes the major impact people have when they work together for the common good whether by building playgrounds, establishing neighborhood gardens, or participating in honest, respectful conversations. To this end, Lima provides an appendix with practical advice for local engagement. People wanting to make a difference in their communities can use this book as a road map; those active in long-term endeavors will draw on it for ideas and inspiration.
**** PRICE: USD 4.26
Author : Marybeth Lima
Publisher : Louisiana State University Press
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Stepwisdom: Knowledge from the Ages for Successful Stepfamilies

Product : Stepwisdom: Knowledge from the Ages for Successful Stepfamilies
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Description : "StepWisdom: Knowledge from the Ages for Successful StepFamilies" asks us to shift the way we look at stepfamilies. These vibrant, flexible, and creative families are a boon to our society. Stepfamilies can indeed be challenging and sometimes difficult, but "StepWisdom" provides the reader with a solid understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of blended families, offering useful guidelines, anecdotes, and expectations to help your family be a success. Eleanor Alden's work encourages stepfamilies to recognize their worth and to function at their best. Combining history, archetypal psychology, and modern family systems theory in a practical and often humorous way, "StepWisdom" brings hope. Eleanor Spackman Alden, LCSW, BCD, has been working with stepfamilies for over forty years. She has taught Jungian psychology and family therapy at Naropa Universitys graduate school, and has been in private practice since 1985. She lectures and does workshops on stepfamilies, and presently lives with her husband and two doodles in Colorado. www.StepWisdom.com "This rich and careful work on the holy and unholy aspects of stepfamilies, written by therapist and professor Eleanor Alden, not only draws on observations and understandings from her private practice and education, but also from growing up in a stepfamily herself. This evocative work offers understandings about patterns of both sweet and sour drives and impulses within stepfamilies as found in reality and mythos. This work can help others sow the seeds for a beautiful flowering within those special families called stepas in step to a more fulfilling consciousness." -- "Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Ests, Diplomate Jungian Psychoanalyst, Author of" Women Who Run with the Wolves "Insightful, historically illuminating in a very interesting way, and a must-read for every psychiatrist and mental health professional who works with stepfamilies. And now we know that we all do " -- "Laura J. Klein, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center" "StepWisdom: Knowledge from the Ages for Successful StepFamilies is truly wonderful. There is nothing out there like it. Eleanor Alden speaks to the reader with clarity and moments of humor. She makes the case so well that stepfamilies are the norm and that there is no reason that they can't be gifts. Everyone should be required to read this before they enter a marriage with children. The work is truly captivating." -- "Claudia Black, MSW, PhD, Author and Addictions Specialist"
**** PRICE: USD 19.39
Author : Alden, Eleanor Spackman
Publisher : Wheatmark
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Ocean Adventures [With DVD]

Product : Ocean Adventures [With DVD]
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Uncover the Mysteries of the Hawaiian Islands Giant humpback whales and squishy sea cucumbers, color-changing lizards and spiders with smiley faces on their backs---they all live in a beautiful place: the islands of Hawaii. From the oceans to the seashore to the mountaintops, come discover the amazing creatures of Hawaii and the places where they live. Learn how God created each one special and with an important purpose.
**** PRICE: USD 16.62
Author : Schriemer, Peter
Publisher : Zonderkidz
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The Economic Point of View: An Essay in the History of Economic Thought

Product : The Economic Point of View: An Essay in the History of Economic Thought
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Description : The Economic Point of View is the inaugural volume in Liberty Fund's new Collected Works of Israel M. Kirzner series. This work established Kirzner as a careful and meticulous scholar of economics. No other living economist is so closely associated with the AustrianSchool of economics as Israel M. Kirzner, professor emeritus of economics at New YorkUniversity. He has been a leader of the generation of AustrianSchool economists following Ludwig von Mises and F. A. Hayek.In The Economic Point of View, Kirzner explores the basic ideas around which the entire body of economic thought has revolved for some two centuries. He explains how the "economic point of view" emerged in the development of economic science since the eighteenth century and through it, the concepts of purpose, subjectivism, and rationality. Kirzner's incomparable ability to navigate through the core ideas of economics helps the reader become progressively familiar with the history of the discipline and its definition.Within the seven chapters, Kirzner discusses such subjects as the science of wealth and welfare; the nature of economic science and the significance of macroeconomics; and the sciences as human action, including a section on praxeology and its relationship to the economic point of view. As Mises writes in his foreword to the volume, "Dr. Kirzner's book . . . is a very valuable contribution to the history of ideas, describing the march of economics from a science of wealth to a science of human action. . . . Every economist-and for that matter everybody interested in problems of general epistemology-will read with great profit Doctor Kirzner's analyses."Peter J. Boettke is the BB&T Professor for the Study of Capitalism at the MercatusCenter and a University Professor of economics at GeorgeMasonUniversity. His publications include Why Perestroika Failed: The Economics and Politics of Socialist Transformation and Calculation and Coordination. Since 1998 he has been the editor of the Review of Austrian Economics.Fr d ric Sautet is a Senior Research Fellow at the MercatusCenter and a member of the graduate faculty at GeorgeMasonUniversity. He is the author ofAn
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Author : Kirzner, Israel M. / Boettke, Peter J. / Sautet, Frederic
Publisher : Liberty Fund
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Understood Betsy

Product : Understood Betsy
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Description : Elizabeth Ann, a nine-year-old girl, is timid and small for her age, she is also an orphan. At first she lives with her father's aunt, Harriet, who expects her to lead a very sheltered life. When she is sent to live with her mother's family, on a farm in Vermont, she is then expected to do many of the chores that Harriet had thought too demanding of a little girl. Elizabeth Ann, nicknamed Betsy, discovers her own abilities and gains a new perception of the world around her.
**** PRICE: USD 11.95
Author : Fisher, Dorothy Canfield
Publisher : Smk Books
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The American Lawn

Product : The American Lawn
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Like so many other aspects of modern life-the interstate highway system, fast food chains, telephones, televisions, and shopping malls-the lawn occupies a central, and often unconsidered, place in America's cultural landscape. In spaces as diverse as city parks, town squares, and suburban backyards, it has played an essential part in the development of our national identity. The site of political demonstrations, sporting events, and barbecues, and the object of loving, if not obsessive, care and attention, the lawn is also symbolically tied to our notions of community and civic responsibility, serving in the process as one of the foundations of democracy. "The American Lawn: Surface of Everyday Life" examines the lawn within its historical, artistic, literary, and political contexts, situating it on the boundary between utopian ideal and dystopian nightmare. Contributions from a distinguished group of historians, theorists, and architects cover a variety of topics, ranging from European precedents to the golf course fairway as a model for today's flawless suburban lawn. Illustrations and references are drawn from film and television, horticultural and architectural publications, gardening tools, corporate literature, and the fine arts. Essays in this collection include 'The American Lawn: Surface of Everyday Life' by Georges Teyssot, 'The Saga of Grass: From the Heavenly Carpet to Fallow Fields' by Monique Mosser, 'The Lawn in Early American Landscape and Garden Design' by Th r se O'Malley, 'Professional Pastoralism: The Writing on the Lawn' by Alessandra Ponte, 'Fairway Living: Lawncare and Lifestyle from Croquet to Golf Course' by Virginia Scott Jenkins, 'The Lawn at War: 1941-61' by Beatriz Colomina, 'The Electric Lawn' by Mark Wigley, and a text and graphics project by Diller & Scofidio.
**** PRICE: USD 13.08
Author : Teyssot, Georges
Publisher : Princeton Architectural Press
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Vintage Motorcycles

Product : Vintage Motorcycles
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : After the close of the First World War, the British motorcycle industry rose to prominence as British motorcycles became almost unbeatable in competitions. However, a shortage of these new model bikes pushed prices to a premium and most people were forced to settle for prewar designs. These high prices led to greater competition, and greater competition lead to swifter and more innovative development. By the mid 1920s the overhead valve engine came into its own, with enhanced performance, and then the overhead camshaft engine with even greater potential. Internal expanding hub brakes kept safety in step with increased performance. The later 1920s brought about further significant changes when wired-on tyres came into general use and electric lighting replaced acetylene lights. Appearance was improved when chromium plating took the place of nickel and the saddle tank rendered the old flat tank superfluous. Packed with illustrations of the bikes in use, this book is a celebration of the golden years of British motorcycles.
**** PRICE: USD 15.44
Author : Clew, Jeff
Publisher : Shire Publications
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Jewish Life & Amer. Culture

Product : Jewish Life & Amer. Culture
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Jews in the United States are uniquely American in their connections to Jewish religion and ethnicity. Sylvia Barack Fishman in her groundbreaking book, Jewish Life and American Culture, shows that contemporary Jews have created a hybrid new form of Judaism, merging American values and behaviors with those from historical Jewish traditions. Fishman introduces a new concept called coalescence, an adaptation technique through which Jews merge American and Jewish elements. The author generates data from diverse sources in the social sciences and humanities, including the 1990 National Jewish Population Survey and other statistical studies, interviews and focus groups, popular and material culture, literature and film, to demonstrate the pervasiveness of coalescence.
**** PRICE: USD 15.44
Author : Fishman, Sylvia Barack
Publisher : State University of New York Press
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Simple Guides Sikhism

Product : Simple Guides Sikhism
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : THIS BOOK WILL HELP YOU - to appreciate one of the historic religions of the Indian subcontinent - to understand what it means to be a Sikh, especially the guru--disciple relationship - to recognize the key festivals of the Sikh year and the different aspects of Sikh worship and practice - to avoid faux pas in conversation, in travelling and in personal relationships ACCESS THE WORLD'S RELIGIONS "Simple Guides: Religions" is a series of concise, accessible introductions to the world's major religions. Written by experts in the field, they offer an engaging and sympathetic description of the key concepts, beliefs and practices of different faiths. Ideal for spiritual seekers and travellers alike, "Simple Guides" aims to open the doors of perception. Together the books provide a reliable compass to the world's great spiritual traditions, and a point of reference for further exploration and discovery. By offering essential insights into the core values, customs and beliefs of different societies, they also enable visitors to be aware of the cultural sensibilities of their hosts, and to behave in a way that fosters mutual respect and understanding.
**** PRICE: USD 14.45
Author : Singh Kalsi, Sewa
Publisher : Bravo Ltd
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No Thanks

Product : No Thanks
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : E. E. Cummings, along with Pound, Eliot, and Williams, helped bring about the twentieth-century revolution in literary expression. He is recognized as the author of some of the most beautiful lyric poems written in the English language and also as one of the most inventive American poets of his time. Fresh and candid, by turns earthy, tender, defiant, and romantic, Cummings's poems celebrate the uniqueness of each individual, the need to protest the dehumanizing force of organizations, and the exuberant power of love. No Thanks was first published in 1935; although Cummings was by then in mid-career, he had still not achieved recognition, and the title refers ironically to publishers' rejections. No Thanks contains some of Cummings's most daring literary experiments, and it represents most fully his view of life-romantic individualism. The poems celebrate an openly felt response to the beauties of the natural world, and they give first place to love, especially sexual love, in all its manifestations. The volume includes such favorites as "sonnet entitled how to run the world)," "may I feel said he," "Jehovah buried. Satan dead," "be of love (a little)," and the now-famous grasshopper poem.
**** PRICE: USD 14.46
Author : Cummings, E. E. / Kennedy, Richard S. / Firmage, George James
Publisher : Liveright Publishing Corporation
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Korean and More Korean [With CD (Audio)]

Product : Korean and More Korean [With CD (Audio)]
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Start exploring the Korean language through engaging songs and story using the classic Teach Me coloring books with audio CD. This bind up edition included all the material from Teach Me Korean and Teach Me More Korean, plus new pages with additional vocabulary, pronunciation keys and activities.
**** PRICE: USD 14.44
Author : Mahoney, Judy
Publisher : Teach Me Tapes
Tags: Korean and More Korean [With CD (Audio)] Mahoney, Judy

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Computational Geometry in C

Product : Computational Geometry in C
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : This is the first textbook suitable for introducing undergraduate students to the design of geometry algorithms. These algorithms arise in many practical areas such as computer graphics, robotics, and pattern recognition. The basic techniques used in computational geometry are all covered: polygon triangulations, convex hulls, Voronoi diagrams, and arrangements. Other topics include partitioning, geometric searching, and motion planning. The self-contained treatment presumes only an elementary knowledge of mathematics, but reaches topics on the frontier of current research. Numerous exercises are provided at the end of every section. A novel aspect of the book is the inclusion of working C code for many of the algorithms. The interplay between practical programming issues and the latest theoretical developments makes this text unique.
**** PRICE: USD 8.35
Author : O'Rourke, Joseph
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Tags: Computational Geometry in C O'Rourke, Joseph

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Make This Egyptian Mummy

Product : Make This Egyptian Mummy
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : A simple tube of glue and a pair of scissors transform this book into a fantastic model of an Egyptian mummy
**** PRICE: USD 8.36
Author : Ashman, Iain / Ashman, Ian
Publisher : Usborne Books
Tags: Make This Egyptian Mummy Ashman, Iain / Ashman, Ian

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Penny and Peter

Product : Penny and Peter
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : From Carolyn Haywood, author of the beloved Betsy series, here are four more classics for young readers. These adorable stories of childhood adventures are as fresh today as when they were written more than a half century ago. And now, thanks to dynamic new covers, they're ready to charm a whole new generation of readers. When Penny's parents decide to adopt Peter, the two new brothers decide to do everything they can to help their parents. From painting the bedroom blue, to going fishing or getting a sweet surprise, the boys get into twice as much trouble--but they also have twice the fun
**** PRICE: USD 6.94
Author : Haywood, Carolyn
Publisher : Odyssey Classics
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The North of God

Product : The North of God
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Through numerous books and stories, Steve Stern has become known for his fantastical (and often wildly comic) stories based on yiddish folklore--Harold Bloom has called him "a throwback to the Yiddish sublime." But with this novella, Stern matches his reverential understanding of that ancient story-telling's power against something he's never written about before: the Holocaust. The result is a mesmerizing tour-de-force: In a boxcar crammed with Jews headed to a concentration camp, one man attempts to summon up a story vital enough to displace the horror. The story that comes out is ultimately a swirling, sweeping saga about the stirring obstinacy of the human spirit. And by confronting the ultimate horror with the mythology he has long celebrated, it may also be the crowning achievement of Stern's career.
**** PRICE: USD 6.93
Author : Stern, Steve
Publisher : Melville House Publishing
Tags: The North of God Stern, Steve

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Negima!, Volume 11

Product : Negima!, Volume 11
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : FOUR'S THE CHARM The first lo-o-o-o-o-ng day of the Mahora Academy Festival is finally coming to a close. Of course, Negi needed to repeat the day four times, courtesy of a bit of magic, in order to make it through his to-do list. And thanks to Evangeline's enchanted resort, Negi has had enough training and rest. But will he have the courage to face fellow magic-teacher Takamichi in the premiere round? It's time to do what Negi's father did before him-not only survive the "Budokai" Martial Arts Tournament, but win it This volume of Negima includes special extras after the story
**** PRICE: USD 11.84
Author : Akamatsu, Ken / Palmer, Steve / Yoshida, Toshifumi
Publisher : Kodansha Comics
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Gray Rabbit's Odd One Out

Product : Gray Rabbit's Odd One Out
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Where's my book? wonders Gray Rabbit one fine morning. As he surveys his messy room, he decides the only way to find his book is to clean up -- but there's always one pesky item that doesn't belong
**** PRICE: USD 8.90
Author : Baker, Alan
Publisher : Turtleback Books
Tags: Gray Rabbit's Odd One Out Baker, Alan

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Writings of Charles S. Peirce: A Chronological Edition, Volume 6: 1886-1890

Product : Writings of Charles S. Peirce: A Chronological Edition, Volume 6: 1886-1890
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Volume 6 of this landmark edition contains 66 writings mainly from the unsettled period in Peirce's life just after he moved from New York to Milford, Pennsylvania, followed shortly afterward by the death of his mother. The writings in this volume reveal Peirce's powerful mind probing into diverse issues, looking for an underlying unity, but, perhaps, also looking for direction.
**** PRICE: USD 74.86
Author : Peirce, Charles S. / Pierce Edition Project
Publisher : Indiana University Press
Tags: Writings of Charles S. Peirce: A Chronological Edition, Volume 6: 1886-1890 Peirce, Charles S. / Pierce Edition Project

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Some Random Series of Functions

Product : Some Random Series of Functions
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : The second edition of Some Random Series of Functions, covers random series in Banach and Hilbert spaces, random Taylor or Fourier series, Brownian motion and other Gaussian processes, plus certain types of random sets and measures. The subject matter of this book is important and has wide application in mathematics, statistics, engineering, and physics. Professor Kahane's presentation is suitable even for beginning graduate students in probability and analysis (exercises are provided throughout), as well as nonspecialists in the other disciplines to which this subject has application.
**** PRICE: USD 64.29
Author : Kahane, Csam / Kahane, Jean-Pierre / Bollobas, Bela
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Tags: Some Random Series of Functions Kahane, Csam / Kahane, Jean-Pierre / Bollobas, Bela

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Manchester

Product : Manchester
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Here, for the first time exclusively through the medium of vintage postcards, the people, streets, businesses, institutions, and recreational areas of bygone Manchester return to life. Manchester presents images of the world's largest producer of textiles, which attracted a patchwork of cultures from many lands. It tells where the first telephone conversation by a U.S. president occurred. It evokes the city that colorful individuals such as a nearly lifelong hermit, the smallest married couple in the world, a famous comic strip cartoonist, a best-selling novelist, the founders of cosmetics and fast-food empires, and a comedic superstar all called home.
**** PRICE: USD 21.49
Author : Perreault, Robert B.
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Tags: Manchester Perreault, Robert B.

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Town and Country: Race Relations in an Urban Rural Context, Arkansas,1865-1900

Product : Town and Country: Race Relations in an Urban Rural Context, Arkansas,1865-1900
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : The first in-depth examination at race relations in Arkansas during the forty years after the Civil War. Graves focuses on the gradual adjustment of black and white Arkansans to the new status of the freedom, in both society and law, after generations of practicing the social etiquette of slavery. Graves shows how Arkansas was one of the most progressive states during Reconstruction in desegregating its people.
**** PRICE: USD 55.30
Author : Graves, John William
Publisher : University of Arkansas Press
Tags: Town and Country: Race Relations in an Urban Rural Context, Arkansas,1865-1900 Graves, John William

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Business Process Modelling with Aris: A Practical Guide

Product : Business Process Modelling with Aris: A Practical Guide
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : This practical 'how-to'book describes all the key operations of ARIS Toolset - the market leading Business Process Modelling Tool. Using lots of screen shots and plenty of practical examples, Rob Davis shows how ARIS can be used to model 'your' business processes. Based on his experience of using ARIS in British Telecommunications plc, the author describes practical ways of using ARIS Toolset: - Explaining the models and techniques that will enable new users to start modelling quickly and effectively. - Introducing tips and short cuts which make using the tool much easier. - Giving insights into the ARIS concepts. - Explaining the rationale behind alternative ways of using the tool, their benefits and the trade-offs involved. - Tackling issues found in real projects (e.g. complex model structures, handling variety, etc), as opposed to the simple examples given in many books. In addition to describing how to use the tool, Rob Davis discusses how to create standards for using ARIS as well as giving guidance on how to use ARIS for process capture and design. Business Process Modelling with ARIS is a 'must have'for every user of ARIS.
**** PRICE: USD 55.23
Author : Davis, Rob / Davis, R.
Publisher : Springer
Tags: Business Process Modelling with Aris: A Practical Guide Davis, Rob / Davis, R.

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Prince Henry Sinclair

Product : Prince Henry Sinclair
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : In 1398, Venician sailor Zeno crossed the Atlantic with a "Prince of the Islands, " leaving a description of his exploration. Pohl pieced together the evidence, identifying the prince as Henry Sinclair. Using patient research and an astonishing piece of calligraphic detective work, he reveals the purpose of this voyage.
**** PRICE: USD 63.15
Author : Pohl, Frederik
Publisher : Nimbus Publishing (CN)
Tags: Prince Henry Sinclair Pohl, Frederik

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Peirescs Europe: Learning and Virtue in the Seventeenth Century

Product : Peirescs Europe: Learning and Virtue in the Seventeenth Century
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc (1580-1637) was, during his lifetime, one of Europe's most famous men. This book is the first in English to portray this extraordinary man as well as his whole circle, including Pope Urban VIII, Galileo, Peter-Paul Rubens, and Hugo Grotius, and many others. Looking through the lens of Peiresc's life, Peter N. Miller brings into focus the entire early seventeenth-century world of learning.
**** PRICE: USD 60.14
Author : Miller, Peter N.
Publisher : Yale University Press
Tags: Peirescs Europe: Learning and Virtue in the Seventeenth Century Miller, Peter N.

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Functional Lessons in Singing

Product : Functional Lessons in Singing
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : A series of lessons which effectively train singers in the pronunciation and vocalization of all the sounds in the English language.
**** PRICE: USD 166.72
Author : Trusler, Ivan / Ehret, Walter / Trusler, I.
Publisher : Prentice Hall
Tags: Functional Lessons in Singing Trusler, Ivan / Ehret, Walter / Trusler, I.

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Semiconductor Memories: Technology, Testing, and Reliability

Product : Semiconductor Memories: Technology, Testing, and Reliability
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Semiconductor Memories provides in-depth coverage in the areas of design for testing, fault tolerance, failure modes and mechanisms, and screening and qualification methods including. * Memory cell structures and fabrication technologies. * Application-specific memories and architectures. * Memory design, fault modeling and test algorithms, limitations, and trade-offs. * Space environment, radiation hardening process and design techniques, and radiation testing. * Memory stacks and multichip modules for gigabyte storage.
**** PRICE: USD 164.60
Author : Sharma, Ashok K. / IEEE / Sharma, MD Facp Facc
Publisher : IEEE Computer Society Press
Tags: Semiconductor Memories: Technology, Testing, and Reliability Sharma, Ashok K. / IEEE / Sharma, MD Facp Facc

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Do the Gods Wear Capes?: Spirituality, Fantasy, and Superheroes

Product : Do the Gods Wear Capes?: Spirituality, Fantasy, and Superheroes
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Brash, bold, and sometimes brutal, superheroes might seem to epitomize modern pop-culture at its most melodramatic and mindless. But according to Ben Saunders, the appeal of the superhero is fundamentally metaphysical - even spiritual - in nature. In chapter-length analyses of the early comic book adventures of Superman, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, and Iron-Man, Saunders explores a number of complex philosophical and theological issues, including: the problem of evil; the will-to-power; the tension between intimacy and vulnerability; and the challenge of love, in the face of mortality. He concludes that comic book fantasies of the superhuman ironically reveal more than we might care to admit about our human limitations, even as they expose the falsehood of the characteristically modern opposition between religion and science. Clearly and passionately written, this insightful and at times exhilarating book should delight all readers who believe in the redemptive capacity of the imagination, regardless of whether they consider themselves comic book fans.
**** PRICE: USD 88.36
Author : Saunders, Ben
Publisher : Continuum
Tags: Do the Gods Wear Capes?: Spirituality, Fantasy, and Superheroes Saunders, Ben

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Understanding Mass Spectra: A Basic Approach

Product : Understanding Mass Spectra: A Basic Approach
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Understanding Mass Spectra: A Basic Approach, Second Edition combines coverage of the principles underlying mass spectral analysis with clear guidelines on how to apply them in a laboratory setting. Completely revised from the first edition, an updated and unified approach to mass spectral interpretation emphasizes the application of basic principles from undergraduate organic, analytical, and physical chemistry courses. A detailed overview of theory and instrumentation, this useful guide contains step-by-step descriptions of interpretative strategies and convenient lists and tables detailing the information needed to solve unknowns. Other features include real-world case studies and examples, skill-building problems with clearly explained answers, and easy-to-follow explanations of the important mathematical derivations.
**** PRICE: USD 108.91
Author : Smith, R. Martin / Smith, Martin R.
Publisher : Wiley-Interscience
Tags: Understanding Mass Spectra: A Basic Approach Smith, R. Martin / Smith, Martin R.

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Hydrocracking Science and Technology

Product : Hydrocracking Science and Technology
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Presents advances in the field of hydrocracking. The volume includes catalytic materials, reaction mechanisms and pathways, as well as hydrocracking processes and applications. It discusses hydrocracking processes and hydrocracking technology in catalytic dewaxing, resid upgrading, and fluid catalytic cracking feedstock improvement
**** PRICE: USD 114.10
Author : Scherzer, Julius / Gruia A J / Scherzer, Scherzer
Publisher : CRC Press
Tags: Hydrocracking Science and Technology Scherzer, Julius / Gruia A J / Scherzer, Scherzer

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Paddling Pennsylvania: A Guide to 50 of the State's Greatest Paddling Adventures

Product : Paddling Pennsylvania: A Guide to 50 of the State's Greatest Paddling Adventures
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : All the trip planning information anyone needs to launch a kayak, canoe, or raft on inland waterways--right at your fingertips FalconGuides' state paddling series gives readers a complete resource to the best paddling opportunities on rivers and lakes in their state, with an emphasis on beginner and intermediate paddling adventures. Carefully chosen, each route is within easy driving distance of population centers, providing quick access to wilderness for city residents and visitors alike. Each book features a balance of river and open water trips from across the state for avid paddlers, floaters, and anglers. Look inside to find: - Detailed river descriptions and directions - Maps showing access points and river miles - Level of difficulty, optimal flows, rapids, and other hazards - Who to call for up-to-the minute information on floating conditions- Gear and packing recommendations specific to the state's conditions
**** PRICE: USD 292.10
Author : Frye, Bob
Publisher : Falcon Press Publishing
Tags: Paddling Pennsylvania: A Guide to 50 of the State's Greatest Paddling Adventures Frye, Bob

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The Last Innocent Man

Product : The Last Innocent Man
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Defense attorney David Nash has made a career out of setting monsters free -- and no one does it better. Now a case has come to "The Ice Man" that could help cleanse Nash of the guilt and doubts that torment him: that rarest of all defendants, an innocent man. A fellow lawyer has been accused of a heinous crime -- the brutal murder of an undercover vice cop. But the case that is supposed to be Nash's redemption could prove to be his downfall, dragging him into a dark and sinister world where lies and the truth are interchangeable; where the manipulator becomes the manipulated; and where every answer spawns more complex and terrifying questions. And as the shadows close in around him, the final question that remains for David Nash concerns his own fate: life ... or death?
**** PRICE: USD 3.95
Author : Margolin, Phillip
Publisher : HarperTorch
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Avalon High

Product : Avalon High
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Avalon High seems like a typical high school, attended by typical students: There's Lance, the jock. Jennifer, the cheerleader. And Will, senior class president, quarterback, and all-around good guy. But not everybody at Avalon High is who they appear to be ... not even, as new student Ellie is about to discover, herself. What part does she play in the drama that is unfolding? What if the bizarre chain of events and coincidences she has pieced together means -- as with the court of King Arthur -- tragedy is fast approaching Avalon High? Worst of all, what if there's nothing she can do about it?
**** PRICE: USD 3.95
Author : Cabot, Meg
Publisher : HarperCollins Publishers
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Essential Blake

Product : Essential Blake
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : From the introduction by Stanley Kunitz: Blake speaks more directly to us, anticipating the issues, conflicts, and anxieties of the modern world, than any of his contemporaries. It could be argued that he dared, in fact, to be the first modern poet. . . . Above all, Blake teaches us that the imagination is a portion of the divine principle, that "Energy is Eternal Delight," and that "everything that lives is Holy." Human liberty and imagination have never been better served.
**** PRICE: USD 3.95
Author : Blake, William / Kunitz, Stanley
Publisher : Ecco Press
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A Woman Betrayed

Product : A Woman Betrayed
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : "New York Times" bestselling author Barbara Delinsky is known for her evocative, emotionally resonant books. Now, for the first time in hardcover, comes her classic novel "A Woman Betrayed," a tale with all the hallmarks of her impressive talent. Laura and Jeff Frye have a happy twenty-year marriage and two terrific kids. With a successful catering business as well, Laura has everything she could ask for. Then Jeff mysteriously disappears, and Laura's picture perfect life is shattered. Laura maintains that the Jeff she knew would never leave voluntarily. But what about the Jeff she didn't know? As her husband's many secrets come to light, Laura left with a surprising picture of the man she married. Shaken to the core, Laura looks for ways to hold her family together and rebuild her life. What she finds is a strength she never knew she had -- and a love she thought she had lost forever. With an utterly compelling plot and writing that unerringly goes straight to the essential matters of the heart, this unforgettable story delivers everything that readers have come to love in Barbara Delinsky's novels.
**** PRICE: USD 3.95
Author : Delinsky, Barbara
Publisher : HarperTorch
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The Fallen Man

Product : The Fallen Man
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Human bones lie on a ledge under the peak of Ship Rock mountain, the remains of a murder victim undisturbed for more than a decade. Three hundred miles across the Navajo reservation, a harmless old canyon guide is felled by a sniper's bullet. Joe Leaphorn, recently retired from the Navajo Tribal Police, believes the shooter and the skeleton are somehow connected and recalls a chilling puzzle he was previously unable to solve. But Acting Lieutenant Jim Chee is too busy to take an interest in a dusty cold case ... until the reborn violence of it hits much too close to home.
**** PRICE: USD 3.95
Author : Hillerman, Tony
Publisher : HarperTorch
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Darwin in the Genome: Molecular Strategies in Biological Evolution

Product : Darwin in the Genome: Molecular Strategies in Biological Evolution
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Smart genomes--an enthralling account of revolutionary discoveries at the cutting edge of genomics research Written by a molecular biologist at the forefront of genomics research, "Darwin in the Genome "is an exciting account of one of the hottest new theories in biology today: evolution by natural selection inevitably leads to strategic mutations. In the struggle for survival, from pathogens to flowers, birds to orangutans, baker's yeast to people, the fittest genomes are those that evolve effective molecular strategies that respond to, and in fact anticipate, challenges and opportunities in their environments. Writing in a clear, accessible style, Lynn Caporale describes the emergence of genomic mutation strategies, which researchers are just beginning to uncover. She also spells out some of the more profound implications of these findings, including the importance of biodiversity, indeed human diversity, for survival, the possibility of bold new directions for medical research, and the inherent dangers of attempting to fix perceived "errors" in a human genome.
**** PRICE: USD 3.95
Author : Caporale, Lynn
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Companies
Tags: Darwin in the Genome: Molecular Strategies in Biological Evolution Caporale, Lynn

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Ain't No Tomorrow

Product : Ain't No Tomorrow
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : An all-access look at the Lakers' championship season. . "Elizabeth Kaye is a wonderful writer--as a reporter she's like a bulldog--she grabs onto you and doesn't let go until she figures out everything about you. Throughout "Ain't No Tomorrow," she discovers and explains the game of basketball in a way that no one ever has. She takes the reader through the mental preparation, coaching strategies, and personal struggles of players--who are part Rocky and part Rambo. If you like to read, you'll love "Ain't No Tomorrow,"" --Sylvester Stallone. . At the start of the 2000 NBA playoffs, the famously underachieving Los Angeles Lakers found themselves the focus of national attention. The team that had limped along since the golden era of Magic Johnson was now endowed with basketball's two most gifted and dominant players, Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant, and was led by none other than Phil Jackson, the most fabled coach in the NBA. By the time the Lakers beat Indiana in game six of the championship series, they showed themselves unstoppable, a team above and apart and blessed with a glamour and facility that made them the obvious franchise to lead pro basketball into the new millennium.. . Then everything began to fall apart. Jackson had warned his team that the truly challenging season is the one "after "an initial big win, and his words were quickly becoming reality as the great team slipped into profound disarray at the start of the new season. "Ain't No Tomorrow "is an intimate look at the astonishing eight-month roller-coaster ride that became the Lakers' 2000-2001 season: a time of tumult and drama when impulses toward brotherhood and unity dissolved into petty, uglybattles and bruised egos; when men who previously rose to a great challenge grew greedy and slack.. . Combining brilliant reporting and original perspective, Elizabeth Kaye--a journalist granted special access to Jackson, Shaq, Kobe, and other major players--takes you into the minds and hearts of the team members. She chronicles the unique story of a team that ultimately righted itself, united, and found its way to a second championship title--but only after an extraordinary season in which exciting sports drama becomes human drama at its most compelling and complex..
**** PRICE: USD 3.95
Author : Kaye, Elizabeth / Kaye Elizabeth
Publisher : McGraw-Hill
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Entrevistas Student Edition with Online Learning Center Bind-In Card and Student CD-ROM

Product : Entrevistas Student Edition with Online Learning Center Bind-In Card and Student CD-ROM
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : "Entrevistas" (Interviews) fulfils the demand for an innovative treatment of culture in the beginning Spanish market. With a manageable fifteen chapters and a four-skills approach, "Entrevistas" has as its principal objective the development of communicative language proficiency. "Entrevistas" sets itself apart from other first-year Spanish texts by integrating video interviews with native Spanish speakers with the textbook and ancillaries of the "Entrevistas" program.
**** PRICE: USD 3.95
Author : Davis, Robert L. / Siskin, H. Jay / Ramos, Alicia
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Langua
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Management of Technology

Product : Management of Technology
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : This book treats an increasingly important subject, the effective management of technology, and brings an engineer's perspective to the discussion. Many engineers and scientists are charged by their organizations with anticipating technology needs of their companies and managing the integration of technology into the workplace. These days it is a critical skill for engineers to make accurate appraisals of trends, costs, and how technologies will benefit the company and the needs of the customer. Khalil's book is the only book available in this market that addresses these topics.
**** PRICE: USD 3.95
Author : Khalil, Tarek M.
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
Tags: Management of Technology Khalil, Tarek M.

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What Women Want - What Men Want: Why the Sexes Still See Love & Commitment So Differently

Product : What Women Want - What Men Want: Why the Sexes Still See Love & Commitment So Differently
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Following the work of E. O. Wilson, Desmond Morris, and David Buss, What Women Want--What Men Want offers compelling new evidence about the real reasons behind men's and women's differing sexual psychologies and sheds new light on what men and women look for in a mate, the predicament of marriage in the modern world, the relation between sex and emotion, and many other hotly debated questions. Drawing upon 2000 questionnaires and 200 intimate interviews that show how our sexual psychologies affect everyday decisions, John Townsend argues against the prevailing ideologically correct belief that differences in sexual behavior are "culturally constructed." Townsend shows there are deep-seated desires inherited from our evolutionary past that guide our actions. In a fascinating series of experiments, men and women were asked to indicate preferences for potential mates based on their attractiveness and apparent economic status. Women overwhelmingly preferred expensively dressed men to more attractive but apparently less successful men, and men were clearly inclined to choose more attractive women regardless of their professional status. Townsend's studies also indicate that men are predisposed to value casual sex, whereas women cannot easily separate sexual relations from the need for emotional attachment and economic security. Indeed, wherever men possess sexual alternatives to marriage, and women possess economic alternatives, divorce rates will be high. In the concluding chapter, Townsend draws upon the advice of couples who have maintained their marriages over the years to suggest ways to survive our evolutionary predicament. Lucidly and accessibly written, What Women Want--WhatMen Want shows us why we are the way we are and brings new clarity to one of the most intractable debates of our time.
**** PRICE: USD 3.95
Author : Townsend, John
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Tags: What Women Want - What Men Want: Why the Sexes Still See Love & Commitment So Differently Townsend, John

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Where Darwin Meets the Bible: Creationists and Evolutionists in America

Product : Where Darwin Meets the Bible: Creationists and Evolutionists in America
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : The conflict between creationists and evolutionists has raged ever since the publication of On the Origin of Species in 1859. And yet, even as generations of Americans have fought and re-fought the same battles, the contours of the debate have in recent years shifted dramatically. Tracking the dizzying rhetorical heights and opportunistic political lows of this controversy, Larry Witham travels to America's churches, schools, universities, museums, and government agencies to present creationists and evolutionists in their own unfiltered voices. We meet leading creationists and proponents of Intelligent Design such as Michael Behe; evolutionists such as Richard Dawkins; and theistic scientists who describe how they reconcile God and Nature. Today, Biblical literalism is tempered by the Intelligent Design movement, which finds evidence of God's presence in nature's patterns. The once-dominant "young earth" school has been replaced by a creationism that conscripts the language of science to advance the creationist cause. Meanwhile, evolutionary scientists hesitate to point out gaps in their theories for fear that such self-scrutiny could serve as fodder for anti-evolution propaganda. In an age marked both by a rising religious tide and daily scientific breakthroughs, Where Darwin Meets the Bible provides the standard account of this lasting conflict.
**** PRICE: USD 3.95
Author : Witham, Larry
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Tags: Where Darwin Meets the Bible: Creationists and Evolutionists in America Witham, Larry

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Finding an Ending: Reflections on Wagner's Ring

Product : Finding an Ending: Reflections on Wagner's Ring
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Description : Few musical works loom as large in Western culture as Richard Wagner's four-part Ring of the Nibelung. In Finding an Ending, two eminent philosophers, Philip Kitcher and Richard Schacht, offer an illuminating look at this greatest of Wagner's achievements, focusing on its far-reaching and subtle exploration of problems of meanings and endings in this life and world. Kitcher and Schacht plunge the reader into the heart of Wagner's Ring, drawing out the philosophical and human significance of the text and the music. They show how different forms of love, freedom, heroism, authority, and judgment are explored and tested as it unfolds. As they journey across its sweeping musical-dramatic landscape, Kitcher and Schacht lead us to the central concern of the Ring--the problem of endowing life with genuine significance that can be enhanced rather than negated by its ending, if the right sort of ending can be found. The drama originates in Wotan's quest for a transformation of the primordial state of things into a world in which life can be lived more meaningfully. The authors trace the evolution of Wotan's efforts, the intricate problems he confronts, and his failures and defeats. But while the problem Wotan poses for himself proves to be insoluble as he conceives of it, they suggest that his very efforts and failures set the stage for the transformation of his problem, and for the only sort of resolution of it that may be humanly possible--to which it is not Siegfried but rather Brunnhilde who shows the way. The Ring's ending, with its passing of the gods above and destruction of the world below, might seem to be devastating; but Kitcher and Schacht see a kind of meaning in and through the ending revealed to us that is profoundly affirmative, and that has perhaps never been so powerfully and so beautifully expressed.
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Author : Kitcher, Philip / Schacht, Richard
Publisher : Oxford University Press
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What Gardens Mean

Product : What Gardens Mean
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Description : Are gardens works of art? What is involved in creating a garden? How are gardens experienced by those who stroll through them? In "What Gardens Mean," Stephanie Ross draws on philosophy as well as the histories of art, gardens, culture, and ideas to explore the magical lure of gardens. Paying special attention to the amazing landscape gardens of eighteenth-century England, she situates gardening among the other fine arts, documenting the complex messages gardens can convey and tracing various connections between gardens and the art of painting. "What Gardens Mean" offers a distinctive blend of historical and contemporary material, ranging from extensive accounts of famous eighteenth-century gardens to incisive connections with present-day philosophical debates. And while Ross examines aesthetic writings from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, including Joseph Addison's "Spectator" essays on the pleasures of imagination, the book's opening chapter surveys more recent theories about the nature and boundaries of art. She also considers gardens on their own terms, following changes in garden style, analyzing the phenomenal experience of viewing or strolling through a garden, and challenging the claim that the art of gardening is now a dead one. Showing that an artistic lineage can be traced from gardens in the Age of Satire to current environmental installations, this book is a sophisticated account of the myriad pleasures that gardens offer and a testimony to their enduring sensory and cognitive appeal. Beautifully illustrated and elegantly written, "What Gardens Mean" will delight all those interested in the history of gardens and the aesthetic and philosophical issuesthat they invite.
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Author : Ross, Stephanie
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
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Richard Nixon: A Psychobiography

Product : Richard Nixon: A Psychobiography
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Description : Despite an abundance of literature on Richard Nixon, the man behind the most spectacular crash-and-burn career of modern political history has remained an enigma. What lay behind his obsessive hunger for power and control, his paranoid attacks against enemies real and perceived, his refusal to accept defeat? Why did a man who had achieved so much feel so unfulfilled even at the height of his power? And what drove the president responsible for such triumphs as the opening of relations with China to the depths of the most devastating political scandal in American history? "Richard Nixon: A Psychobiography" is the first thoroughgoing psychological portrait of the 37th president, drawing upon telling interviews with Nixon intimates, published and archived materials, while employing a rigorous psychoanalytic methodology. Tracing the development of Nixon's complex psyche, the authors provide new insight not only into his unconscious motivations but also into the way they influenced his political actions, whether shrewd or disastrous. The authors explore Nixon's difficult upbringing -- his mean-spirited, abusive father and often-absent mother; episodic physical trauma and mental deprivation; the tragic deaths of his two brothers; his rejection by the first woman he hoped to marry; and the long pursuit of his eventual wife, Pat. Nixon emerges as a narcissistic man with an extraordinary sense of purpose, yet one who suffered from inner conflicts and self-destructive tendencies. His desire to heal difficult political conflicts and his need to punish himself continually were attempts to reconcile the crippling contradiction between a grandiose self image and an impoverished private sense of worth. Projecting his own devalued self image onto others, attempting to control and destroy them, Nixon surrendered to the excessive suspiciousness that would eventually lead to his downfall. Here are the three faces of Nixon's complex psyche -- the grandiose persona, which manifested itself in bold policy moves like "The New Federalism" and the China initiative; the peacemaker, whose desire to heal internal conflicts can be seen in the policies of dA(c)tente and the "Southern" desegregation strategy; and the paranoid degraded self, which struck out against those who had humiliated him and was responsible for the bombing of Cambodia and the Watergate break-in. This probing analysis makes intelligible the moments in Nixon's presidency that have provoked much speculation but few answers, from his attempt to talk to Vietnam war protesters during a pre-dawn visit to the Lincoln Memorial to his keeping of the White House tapes. A more nuanced, more humanized Nixon emerges in a book that also provides compelling evidence that the politics of a nation is subject to the unconscious needs, fears, and fantasies of its leaders.
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Author : Volkan, Vamik D. / Itzkowitz, Norman / Dod, Andrew W.
Publisher : Columbia University Press
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The Things We Do: Using the Lessons of Bernard and Darwin to Understand the What, How, and Why of Our Behavior

Product : The Things We Do: Using the Lessons of Bernard and Darwin to Understand the What, How, and Why of Our Behavior
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Description : The remarkable achievements that modern science has made in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, and engineering contrast sharply with our limited knowledge of the human mind and behavior. A major reason for this slow progress, claims Gary Cziko, is that with few exceptions, behavioral and cognitive scientists continue to apply a Newtonian-inspired view of animate behavior as an organism's output determined by environmental input. This one-way cause-effect approach ignores the important findings of two major nineteenth-century biologists, French physiologist Claude Bernard and English naturalist Charles Darwin. Approaching living organisms as purposeful systems that behave in order to control their perceptions of the external environment provides a new perspective for understanding what, why, and how living things, including humans, do what they do. Cziko examines in particular perceptual control theory, which has its roots in Bernard's work on the self-regulating nature of living organisms and in the work of engineers who developed the field of cybernetics during and after World War II. He also shows how our evolutionary past together with Darwinian processes currently occurring within our bodies, such as the evolution of new brain connections, provide insights into the immediate and ultimate causes of behavior. Writing in an accessible style, Cziko shows how the lessons of Bernard and Darwin, updated with the best of current scientific knowledge, can provide solutions to certain long-standing theoretical and practical problems in behavioral science and enable us to develop new methods and topics for research.
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Author : Cziko, Gary
Publisher : Bradford Book
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Leonardo Da Vinci: Origins of a Genius

Product : Leonardo Da Vinci: Origins of a Genius
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Description : Leonardo's stature as a giant who changed the course of western art is uncontested. Yet until now there has been no full-length study of the young Leonardo and his earliest works. This beautiful book presents the most complete account ever written of Leonardo's mysterious beginnings as an artist. David Alan Brown begins by examining Leonardo's first years in the Florentine workshop of the leading sculptor of the day, Andrea del Verrocchio, who took up painting about the time Leonardo came to study with him in the later 146oz. Verrocchio exploited Leonardo's special ability to represent nature, and Brown presents several of Verrocchio's works in which Leonardo probably collaborated, including one that would be the younger artist's first painting. Brown shows that Leonardo rapidly outgrew his limited role as Verrocchio's nature specialist and went on to paint such famous works as the Uffizi Annunciation, the Washington Ginevra de' Benci, the Munich Madonna and Child, and part of the Uffizi Baptism. These and other paintings and drawings that Leonardo completed in the early 147Oz incorporate a new view of nature that he would later develop in his countless notebook pages. Using his fingers as well as the brush, Leonardo found in the newly introduced oil technique the ideal means to express his vision of a natural would in flux. Scrutinizing Leonardo's works and bringing them into relation to each other and to their sources, Brown brings us so close to the young painter that we feel we are peering over his shoulder or into his mind. His book is a revealing and imaginative glimpse into the origins of Leonardo's sublime genius.
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Author : Brown, David Alan
Publisher : Yale University Press
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Mad Dash

Product : Mad Dash
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Description : The poor thing was cold and trembling, abandoned on their front doorstep. Dash, impulsive as always, decides on the spot that they should keep it. But her husband, Andrew, thinks it's the craziest thing he's ever heard. A fight over a scruffy little dog doesn't seem like much of a reason to walk out on your husband of twenty years--but the spat over the puppy is just the last of many straws. Dash is so tired of the faculty parties at Mason-Dixon College that Andrew insists they attend even though he won't mingle with his colleagues, tired of his constant fretting over illnesses he doesn't have, tired of the glass of warm milk he must have every night before bed. Why can't he see that with her mother gone and their daughter off at college, Dash needs something more? Now, living on her own for the first time in years, Dash can do whatever she wants . . . if only she could figure out what that is. But every time she starts making plans for the future, she finds herself thinking about the past--remembering the mother she's lost, her daughter's childhood, and the husband she isn't entirely sure she wants to leave behind. . . . By turns poignant and hilarious--often on the same page--"Mad Dash" is a novel about the funny ways love has of catching up to us despite our most irrational efforts to leave it behind. "From the Hardcover edition."
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Author : Gaffney, Patricia
Publisher : Three Rivers Press (CA)
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Health and Behavior: The Interplay of Biological, Behavioral, and Societal Influences

Product : Health and Behavior: The Interplay of Biological, Behavioral, and Societal Influences
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Description : Over the past two decades, investigators have learned more about the links between health and behavior. Much has been learned, for example, about the relationship between stress and general health and the association between socioeconomic status and health. Health and Behavior reviews our improved understanding of the complex interplay among biological, psychological, and social influences and explores findings suggested by recent research -- including interventions at multiple levels that we can employ to improve human health. The book covers three main areas: -- What do biological, behavioral, and social sciences contribute to our understanding of health -- including cardiovascular, immune system, and brain functioning; behaviors that influence health; the role of social networks and socioeconomic status; and more. -- What can we learn from applied research on interventions to improve the health of individuals, families, communities, organizations, and larger populations? -- How can we expeditiously translate research findings into application? With the perspective that individual willpower is only one thread in the fabric of good health, the committee offers an ecological approach to health and behavior.
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Author : Institute of Medicine / Committee on Health and Behavior Research / Practice and Policy
Publisher : National Academies Press
Tags: Health and Behavior: The Interplay of Biological, Behavioral, and Societal Influences Institute of Medicine / Committee on Health and Behavior Research / Practice and Policy

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Lucid Dreams in 30 Days

Product : Lucid Dreams in 30 Days
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Description : With this volume you will learn to explore the mysteries of your sleeping self. Beginning with simple steps such as keeping a dream journal to record your dreams, Keith Harary, Ph.D., and Pamela Weintraub take you step-by-step, day-by-day through the lucid dreaming process. You advance to realizing when you are in a dream state, waking up "in" your dreams, and eventually, actually controlling the content of your dreams.
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Author : Harary, Keith / Weintraub, Pamela
Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
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Murder at the Monks' Table

Product : Murder at the Monks' Table
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Description : Sister Mary Helen is in luck, depending on how you look at it. She and Sister Eileen are in Ireland to attend the weeklong Oyster Festival in the little village of Ballyclarin. They make their first stop at a central oasis of food and drink called the Monks' Table. Mary Helen overhears a woman saying to the man with her, "I am surprised someone hasn't killed you already." But Eileen assures her that it's only a way of speaking, and Mary Helen is relieved---until the next night, when she finds the same man in the pub's ladies' room, murdered. Mary Helen's reputation for sleuthing follows her across the Atlantic, and the Irish police warn her not to get involved. She has every intention of leaving this case in the hands of the authorities, but sometimes Fate will just not listen to reason. Fans of this delightful nun, a detective in spite of herself, will be certain to enjoy accompanying her on this latest trip, the eleventh entry in this continuingly popular series.
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Author : O'Marie, Carol Anne
Publisher : Minotaur Books
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Clinical Skills for Assistive Personnel

Product : Clinical Skills for Assistive Personnel
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Description : Developed to address the expanding role of the patient care technicianm (PCT) or multi-skilled worker (MSW) in today's health care environment, the content included in this text covers the various responsibilities of these workers and their relationships with other members of the health care team. The material included was selected based on requests from educators and employers, and addresses work ethic and professional conduct in addition to essential clinical skills. The clear, readable writing style ensures that all levels of learners will be able to follow and comprehend the content. Designed as a companion to Sorrentino's MOSBY'S TEXTBOOK FOR NURSE ASSISTING, this book can also stand alone for use in separate courses or for in-service training programs.
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Author : Sorrentino, Sheila A.
Publisher : Mosby
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Snap Happy

Product : Snap Happy
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Description : Juno is voluptuous, hedonistic, and funny. On her thirtieth birthday, she decides to have a wild one-night-stand to mark the occasion. But seducing her new flatmate before he's had a chance to unpack his belongings is not a wise move. Just over from New York, Jay Mulligan is intense, mysterious and, as Juno joyously discovers, far better than breakfast in bed. It's only when they both get out of that bed on the wrong side three days later that the problems start.
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Author : Walker, Fiona
Publisher : Coronet Books
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Genshiken: Volume 4

Product : Genshiken: Volume 4
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Description : ALL HAIL PRESIDENT SASAHARA A short time ago, college freshman Kanji Sasahara was struggling with an otaku identity crisis, but joining the Genshiken gave Kanji the confidence to fully embrace the otaku lifestyle. So when club president Madarame resigns from office, he pegs Kanji as the best candidate to fill his shoes. And what is President Sasahara's first order of business? To create a Genshiken fanzine to sell at the next Comic-Fest, which seems to many like a bold step for the notoriously inactive Genshiken. Meanwhile, cosplay aficionados Ohno and Tanaka appear to be spending a lot of time together. Does that mean love is in the air?
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Author : Shimoku, Kio / Kio, Shimoku
Publisher : Del Rey Books
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The Bounty Hunter's Bride

Product : The Bounty Hunter's Bride
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Description : The long journey across the West ended in sorrow for one hopeful mail-order bride. Dani Baxter stepped off the train in Colorado, only to learn that her intended had died suddenly, leaving three young daughters behind. And suddenly she knew why God had sent her here--to make this family whole again. But her late fiance's brother, Beau Morgan, a bounty hunter obsessed with vengeance, believed that was his duty. He proposed they marry--in name only-- for the children's sake. But as she came to know him, she realized she wanted more, much more. And she wondered if even this lost man could somehow find peace in a woman's loving arms.
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Author : Bylin, Victoria
Publisher : Steeple Hill
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Do We Still Need Doctors?

Product : Do We Still Need Doctors?
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Description : As the future of the private doctor/patient relationship comes into question, "Do We Still Need Doctors?" offers an intimate look at doctors' shifting roles and responsibilities in our rapidly changing health care system. Now in paperback, this poignant and compassionate personal account, which has received widespread media attention, including "Oprah, " offers an intimate look at how today's doctors are dealing with the ethical and political battles that are reshaping our nation's health care system. Weaving affecting stories of his young patients with stirring dilemmas of truth telling, creative negotiation of HMO bureaucracy, and reflections on the identity crisis of medical education, pediatrician Dr. Lantos-a member of the Clinton Administration's Presidential Task Force on Health Care Reform-reveals how changes in our health care system and technological advances are fostering new ways of understanding and responding to illness. He taps into the public's dissatisfaction with the current role doctors and hospitals play in patient care and presents balanced views of both managed care and for-profit medicine. Most importantly, Dr. Lantos reveals how managed care continues a trend toward rationalizing disease and streamlining treatment that doctors themselves have initiated and sustained for decades. Illness and death will always resist rationalizing, and in order to respond to them, he claims doctors and patients alike need to re-imagine what healing is or ought to be.
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Author : Lantos, John D.
Publisher : Routledge
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