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The Elixir of DeathThe Search for the Missing BonesThe Other Carl SandburgThe InuitThat They Be One: The Social Teaching of the Papal Encyclicals 1740-1989English as a Lingua Franca: Theorizing and Teaching EnglishThe Devil Is a Gentleman: The Life and Times of Dennis WheatleyNews CultureThe Invisible God: The Earliest Christians on ArtMaharini's Misery: Narratives of a Passage from India to the CaribbeanFamily-Centered Maternity CareDynamics and RelativityPlato and Freud: Two Theories of LoveGrumman F-14 Tomcat: Leading US Navy Fleet FlighterRebellious DesirePlastic Films: Echnology and Packaging ApplicationsHow Not to Be a Hypocrite: School Choice for the Morally Perplexed ParentTime of the Giants: The Middle & Late Jurassic EpochsThe Music of John CageAcute Stroke NursingDisability in Medieval Europe: Thinking about Physical Impairment in the High Middle Ages, C.1100 C.14003-D Filmmakers: Conversations with Creators of Stereoscopic Motion PicturesMedicine at Yale: The First 200 YearsLorenzo de Medici: Florences Great Leader and Patron of the ArtsComets, Popular Culture, and the Birth of Modern CosmologyWhy Is Construction So BackwardLe Corbusier: L'Unite D'Habitation de MarseilleKnowledge and Virtue in Teaching and Learning: The Primacy of DispositionsThe Reformation in National ContextInside the Undergraduate Experience: The University of Washington's Study of Undergraduate LearningCommerce in Culture: The Sibao Book Trade in the Qing and Republican PeriodsFraming Class: Media Representations of Wealth and Poverty in AmericaThe Evolution of Designs: Biological Analogy in Architecture and the Applied ArtsANTHONY MINGHELLASound Ideas: Music, Machines, and ExperienceMacbeth: Evans Shakespeare EditionsIsaac McCoy and the American IndiansTower of London: England's Ghostly CastleTime, History, and Belief in Aztec and Colonial MexicoFood in Early Modern EuropeHow Scholars Trumped Teachers: Constancy and Change in University Curriculum, Teaching, and Research, 1890-1990Frank MoorePuppies LoveNorth America: A Geography of the United States and CanadaThe Way of the SwordAbbreviated LaysPagoda, Skull & SamuraiYes! You Can Stop Smoking: Even If You Don't Want toSams Teach Yourself Object-Oriented Programming with VB.NET in 21 DaysCivilizing SecurityEssential Blues Guitar [With *]Creative Drawing & Illustration: A Sourcebook of Inspirational Drawing SkillsThe Fiction DictionaryThe Hidden Mathematics of SportClose Harmony: A History of Southern GospelThe Man Who Hated Banks: And Other MysteriesPrecious Essence: The Inner Autobiography of Terchen Barway DorjeThe Secrets of Jin-SheiYou, Maybe: The Profound Asymmetry of Love in High SchoolAlexis de Tocqueville: Democracy's GuideThe Moon RidersRevelations PBNora and Mrs. Mind-Your-Own-BusinessValue at Risk: The New Benchmark for Managing Financial RiskTeach Yourself Brazilian Portuguese Complete Course (Book Only)No Holds Barred: Negativity in United States Senate CampaignsQuite HonestlyScar Vegas: And Other StoriesMr. Putter & Tabby Stir the SoupThe Borrowers: Fiftieth-Anniversary Gift EditionHandbook of Girls' and Women's Psychological HealthOld ShanghaiMetaphysics, Materialism, and the Evolution of Mind: The Early Writings of Charles DarwinThe Global Underworld: Transnational Crime and the United StatesAre You Your Own Worst Enemy?: The Nine Inner Strengths You Need to Overcome Self-Defeating Tendencies at WorkNelson Mandela: A BiographyFinancial Reporting and Statement Analysis: A Strategic ApproachRoping the WindSecret Agent SeductionBrooklandBetter Than YesterdayOwen Foote, FrontiersmanCeleste Sails to SpainComebackThe World in 1800Multiple Streams of Internet Income: How Ordinary People Can Make Extraordinary Money OnlineBanking on Baghdad: Inside Iraq's 7,000-Year History of War, Profit, and ConflictClassic Crib Quilts and How to Make ThemA Concise History of BoliviaLadyfingers and Nun's Tummies: A Lighthearted Look at How Foods Got Their NamesProfessional Correctness: Literary Studies and Political ChangeIs It My Turn Now?Forgotten Places (PB)In Touch with GodTExES 103 Bilingual Generalist EC-4: Texas Examinations of Educator StandardsThe Great DepressionGeorge SpeaksGoodbye MexicoHa'penny33003 Balanced Assessment: Middle Grades Assessment Package 1


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The Elixir of Death

Product : The Elixir of Death
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : It is 1195, and Prince John still plots to seize the throne from his brother, Richard the Lionheart--and in his wicked schemes, he is supported by Philip of France. The French king offers to help John financially by sending him a mysterious alchemist, a Mohammedan named Nizam, who claims to be able to turn base materials into gold. But the ship that was transporting Nizam and his retainers is found wrecked off the south Devon coast--its crew savagely slaughtered. Shortly afterward, a Norman knight named Peter le Calve is foully murdered, his severed head stuck on the rood screen of Exeter cathedral. It's up to Sir John de Wolfe, the county coroner, to find a motive and connection between the killings. And just what is his unscrupulous brother-in-law, the disgraced ex-sheriff and Prince John-sympathizer, Richard de Revelle, trying to hide?
**** PRICE: USD 4.19
Author : Knight, Bernard
Publisher : Simon & Schuster (UK)
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The Search for the Missing Bones

Product : The Search for the Missing Bones
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Ms. Frizzle and her class visit the Hugh Mann Costume Company to learn all about skeletons: why we need them, what different bones are for, how doctors fix them when they're broken, and lots more.
**** PRICE: USD 4.35
Author : Moore, Eva / Enik, Ted
Publisher : Turtleback Books
Tags: The Search for the Missing Bones Moore, Eva / Enik, Ted

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The Other Carl Sandburg

Product : The Other Carl Sandburg
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Carl Sandburg is most remembered as a biographer of Lincoln, as the author of such schoolroom poems as "Chicago" and "Fog", and as a popular culture hero who lent his name and fame to the political campaigns of Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Adlai Stevenson, and John F. Kennedy. One mid-century commentator called him America's "cultural sweetheart". Adlai Stevenson said he was the "epitome" of the American dream. A Sandburg existed, however, who did not resemble the traditional portrait of him. During the first two decades of his long career, the "other Carl Sandburg" was deeply involved in left-wing politics. The Other Carl Sandburg emphasizes his involvement in the internal history of the American left, his early involvement with Bolshevism and with domestic politics of the Great War, and his hard-nosed, sometimes scurrilous journalism, written under his own name and various pseudonyms during the intense class warfare of the years from 1915 to 1920. This study of the Sandburg few us of know is based on an extraordinary amount of research in government surveillance archives, in the Carl Sandburg Collection at the University of Illinois, and in labor histories, histories of American radicalism, and American literary history. Nearly two hundred magazines and newspaper articles written by Sandburg at this time, most never cited before, serve as a backdrop for placing his first three books of poetry in their appropriate context. This refreshing new impression of the popular icon will allow readers to discover that the "other Carl Sandburg" was at times a prescient political commentator caught up in the heated, contradictory currents of the day and a far more interesting writerthan the avuncular poet so well known in traditional portraits.
**** PRICE: USD 4.33
Author : Yannella, Philip R.
Publisher : University Press of Mississippi
Tags: The Other Carl Sandburg Yannella, Philip R.

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The Inuit

Product : The Inuit
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Animals. American History. Earth Science. Geography. Health. Space. True Books covers all this and more in photo-filled chapter books that provide a basic introduction to curriculum-relevant topics. Ideal for today's young investigative reader, each True Book includes lively sidebars, a glossary and an index, plus a comprehensive "To Find Out More" section listing books, organizations, and Internet sites. A staple of library collections since the 1950s, and redesigned with a fresh new look in 1996, the new True Books series is the definitive nonfiction series for elementary school readers.
**** PRICE: USD 5.40
Author : Santella, Andrew
Publisher : Children's Press(CT)
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That They Be One: The Social Teaching of the Papal Encyclicals 1740-1989

Product : That They Be One: The Social Teaching of the Papal Encyclicals 1740-1989
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : A comprehensive historical study of the complete content and overall coherence of two and a half centuries of papal instructions that have variously aroused worldwide interest, scorn, fury, reaction, and consent. It provides the kind of analysis that concerned Roman Catholics, public officials, social ethicists, theologians, and students need. It is a textually inclusive and topically broad-gauged review of Catholic social teaching in its historical development, with a forthright assessment of its regrettable contradictions as well as of its valuable consistencies.
**** PRICE: USD 5.67
Author : Schuck, Michael
Publisher : Georgetown University Press
Tags: That They Be One: The Social Teaching of the Papal Encyclicals 1740-1989 Schuck, Michael

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English as a Lingua Franca: Theorizing and Teaching English

Product : English as a Lingua Franca: Theorizing and Teaching English
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Challenging some of the dominant paradigms in the field, English as a Lingua Franca: Theorizing and teaching English argues for the importance of both native and non-native speakers in the future of English. Putting the case for a more nuanced and balanced approach to English as a lingua franca (ELF), Mackenzie:
  • considers the advantages and disadvantages of learning and using ELF, contrasting positive views of linguistic multicompetence and crosslinguistic interaction with accounts of deficiency and interlanguage
  • analyses ELF within the context of classroom teaching and learning, multilingualism and translation
  • examines both the linguistic elements (lexicogrammar, phraseology, phonology, pragmatics, etc) and the sociolinguistic factors (accent, identity, uses) of ELF
  • investigates the implications of ELF for translation, interpretation and publishing in a global market where non-native speakers of English greatly outnumber native speakers
  • explores the importance of intercultural communication and cultural awareness in ELF, discussing the teaching of linguistic awareness, discourse strategies and various pragmatic aspects of ELF such as co-operation and accommodation
  • highlights the advantages of understanding and being able to use more than one variety of English in the world today
This is essential reading for everyone interested in English as a Lingua Franca, World Englishes and Multilingualism, as well as being a useful guide for teachers and translators dealing with the challenges posed by the rise of ELF.
**** PRICE: USD 31.61
Author : MacKenzie, Ian
Publisher : Routledge
Tags: English as a Lingua Franca: Theorizing and Teaching English MacKenzie, Ian

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The Devil Is a Gentleman: The Life and Times of Dennis Wheatley

Product : The Devil Is a Gentleman: The Life and Times of Dennis Wheatley
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : "It is not only the Hammer films based on Dennis Wheatley's novels that are full-blooded, sensational entertainment, so was Wheatley's life, brilliantly evoked by Phil Baker. This gripping biography draws out all the comedy from Wheatley's history, from his childhood in a family of wine merchants who were dedicated to social climbing (the scrambling for status never left Wheatley either, even in his 70's he was proudly joining gentlemen's clubs such as White's) to his experiences in World War One. Wheatley's main ambition as a soldier was to join a socially acceptable regiment, but the Westminster Dragoons wouldn't have him because he couldn't ride (he claimed that he could but his first time on a horse rather exposed this lie), he was too short for the Artist's Rifles and so he ended up in the Artillery. He spent most of the War attending training camps and hunting for casual sex (and writing his first, unpublished, novel), before being sent to the Western Front in 1917. A business disaster, along with the Depression, led him to turn his attention to writing novels as a means of escaping penury (an unconventional idea for becoming rich) and after selling 50 million books he succeeded. Wheatley lived on a grand scale, rather like a real-life bon vivant James Bond, of fine dining, expensive wines and even more expensive cigars. Phil Baker captures Wheatley's personality, as well as the lurid extremes of his novels (their occult settings, the constant promise of orgies and threats to virgins). For such a detailed book The Devil is a Gentleman is astonishingly readable, as page-turning as Wheatley's own novels.James Doyle in Book Munch
**** PRICE: USD 30.58
Author : Baker, Phil
Publisher : Dedalus
Tags: The Devil Is a Gentleman: The Life and Times of Dennis Wheatley Baker, Phil

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News Culture

Product : News Culture
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : 'News Culture' is an introduction to the forms, practices, institutions and audiences of journalism. It begins with a historical consideration of the rise of 'objective' reporting in newspaper, radio and televisual journalism. It explores the way news is produced, its textual conventions, and its negotiation by the reader, listener or viewer as part of everyday life. New updates for this edition: * an expanded introduction to signal a fresh approach to the subject * a new chapter, between chapters 1 and 2 to examine the new and the public sphere. This will include news on the internet and coverage of the political economy. * Expanded discussion of online news across the text as a whole, especially increasing coverage in chapter 8 * Updates of research, references, examples and illustrations to bring the text up to date. The research included will come from national contexts other than the UK and the US, including Australia, Canada and others from the non-western world. * an attempt to incorporate the specialist topics indicated by the reviewers where possible; these include: radio journalism; citizen journalism; visual culture of journalism; sports reporting and global news culture. * Questions will be introduced within the chapter, as review / discussion questions.
**** PRICE: USD 30.04
Author : Allan, Stuart
Publisher : Open University Press
Tags: News Culture Allan, Stuart

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The Invisible God: The Earliest Christians on Art

Product : The Invisible God: The Earliest Christians on Art
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : This revisionist study challenges the received opinion that in its earliest manifestations Christianity was a form of religiosity opposed both on principle and in fact to the use of pictures. Paul Corby Finney argues that the well-known absence of Christian pictures before A.D. 200 is due to a complex interplay of social, economic, and political factors, and is not, as is commonly assumed, a result of an anti-image ideology. The book documents the origins of Christian art based on some of the oldest surviving Christian archaeological evidence, and it seeks to show how the Christian products conformed to the already-existing pagan types and models. This study will interest scholars and students in the fields of church history, ancient history, archaeology, art history, classics, and historical theology.
**** PRICE: USD 34.26
Author : Finney, Paul Corby
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Tags: The Invisible God: The Earliest Christians on Art Finney, Paul Corby

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Maharini's Misery: Narratives of a Passage from India to the Caribbean

Product : Maharini's Misery: Narratives of a Passage from India to the Caribbean
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Following the abolition of slavery in the Caribbean, a concerted effort was made to replace enslaved labor with indentured Indian labor, and this book recounts the story of one woman's tragic experience in trying to immigrate to the Caribbean in the nineteenth century. The book combines documentary evidence with a surrounding narrative interpretation in order to highlight the experiences of the young Indian woman, Maharani, who was allegedly raped and died subsequently on board the ship Allanshaw that sailed from Calcutta to colonial Guyana in 1885. The work sheds light on the general history of bonded labor migration as well as "sexploitation." Maharani's death gave rise to an extraordinary nine-day investigation involving some twenty-two witnesses, including some of the emigrants themselves. By making use of the emigrants' depositions, the book projects the voice of the indentured servants from India on their long voyage to the Caribbean. The events on this passage from India provide further evidence that 19th-century labor "migration" replicated several aspects of the middle passage of enslaved Africans, although it never reached slavery's brutal limits.
**** PRICE: USD 35.33
Author : Shepard, Verene / Shepherd, Verene A.
Publisher : University of the West Indies Press
Tags: Maharini's Misery: Narratives of a Passage from India to the Caribbean Shepard, Verene / Shepherd, Verene A.

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Family-Centered Maternity Care

Product : Family-Centered Maternity Care
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : This exciting new book provides everything nurses, physicians, and educators need to develop a Family-Centered Maternity program in their practice or facility. It offers a complete look at Family Centered Maternity Care (FCMC), covering the history and evolution, and antepartum and intrapartum care for normal and at-risk pregnancies.
**** PRICE: USD 39.44
Author : Phillips, Celeste R.
Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Tags: Family-Centered Maternity Care Phillips, Celeste R.

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Dynamics and Relativity

Product : Dynamics and Relativity
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : A new title in the Manchester Physics Series, this introductory text emphasises physical principles behind classical mechanics and relativity. It assumes little in the way of prior knowledge, introducing relevant mathematics and carefully developing it as need within a physics context. Designed to provide a logical development of the subject, the book is divided into four sections, introductory material on dynamics, and special relativity, is then followed by more advanced coverage of dynamics and special relativity. Each chapter includes problems ranging in difficulty from simple to challenging with solutions for solving problems. Includes solutions for solving problems Numerous worked examples included throughout the book Mathematics is carefully explained and developed within a physics environment. Sensitive to topics that can appear daunting or confusing
**** PRICE: USD 41.18
Author : Forshaw, Jeffrey R. / Smith, A. Gavin
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Tags: Dynamics and Relativity Forshaw, Jeffrey R. / Smith, A. Gavin

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Plato and Freud: Two Theories of Love

Product : Plato and Freud: Two Theories of Love
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : What is love? Why do we idealize those whom we love? How do we choose whom to love? Are some kinds of love better than others? Each age returns to these questions with renewed perplexity. Gerasimos Santas examinees the two greatest theoretical architectures of love, side by side. It provides a thorough critical description and comparison of these theories, allowing a sophisticated dialogue to emerge between the two thinkers. In the first half of the book Professor Santas reconstructs and explains Plato's theories of eros and philia: erotic love, familial love and friendship. He attempt to show that Plato's was a unified theory in which erotic love has a special connecion with creativity and beauty. He then discusses Freud's notion of love as distinct from, though based on, his general theory of sexuality. He discusses in detail Freud's explanations, before and after narcissism, of idealization and choice of beloved. Freud too, it emerges, had a unified theory of love: all love has its origins in the libidinal instincts of infancy and childhood. The book concludes by showing that, despite Freud's claim that his theory of love is 'Platonic', the two theories are instructively different.
**** PRICE: USD 41.77
Author : Santas, Gerasimos Xenophon
Publisher : Blackwell Publishers
Tags: Plato and Freud: Two Theories of Love Santas, Gerasimos Xenophon

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Grumman F-14 Tomcat: Leading US Navy Fleet Flighter

Product : Grumman F-14 Tomcat: Leading US Navy Fleet Flighter
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : These volumes are packed with authoritative text, detailed photographs & drawings.
**** PRICE: USD 42.89
Author : Jenkins, Dennis R.
Publisher : Voyageur Press (MN)
Tags: Grumman F-14 Tomcat: Leading US Navy Fleet Flighter Jenkins, Dennis R.

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Rebellious Desire

Product : Rebellious Desire
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Of all the dukes in England, Jered Marcus Benton, the Duke of Bradford, was the wealthiest, most handsome -- and most arrogant. And of all London's ladies, he wanted the tender obedience of only one -- Caroline Richmond. She was a ravishing beauty from Boston, with a mysterious past and a fiery spirit. Drawn to the powerful duke, undeterred by his presumptuous airs, Caroline was determined to win his lasting love. But Bradford would bend to no woman -- until a deadly intrigue drew them enticingly close. Now, united against a common enemy, they would discover the power of the magnificent attraction that brought them together...a desire born in danger, but destined to flame into love
**** PRICE: USD 49.37
Author : Garwood, Julie
Publisher : Thorndike Press
Tags: Rebellious Desire Garwood, Julie

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Plastic Films: Echnology and Packaging Applications

Product : Plastic Films: Echnology and Packaging Applications
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : This is a complete illustrated guide and reference to today's plastic films for packaging. All significant aspects of plastic films for packaging are clearly and concisely presented: from materials, processes and machinery to applications and regulatory, social and economic considerations. More than 70 schematics illustrate materials, processes and package constructions. More than 30 tables provide important reference data in convenient form. The authors are leading authorities on plastic packaging films with first-hand experience in the R&D of many of today's widely used films. Published in cooperation with the Institute of Packaging Professionals.
**** PRICE: USD 49.36
Author : Jenkins, Wilmer / Osborn, Kenton R. / Jenkins, Jenkins A.
Publisher : CRC Press
Tags: Plastic Films: Echnology and Packaging Applications Jenkins, Wilmer / Osborn, Kenton R. / Jenkins, Jenkins A.

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How Not to Be a Hypocrite: School Choice for the Morally Perplexed Parent

Product : How Not to Be a Hypocrite: School Choice for the Morally Perplexed Parent
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : How not to be a hypocrite: the indispensable guide to school choice that morally perplexed parents have been waiting for. Many of us believe in social justice and equality of opportunity - but we also want the best for our kids. How can we square our political principles with our special concern for our own children? This marvellous book takes us through the moral minefield that is school choice today. Does a commitment to social justice mean you have to send your children to the local comprehensive - regardless of its academic results? Is it hypocritical to disapprove of private schools and yet send your child to one? Some parents feel guilty but shouldn't. Others should feel guilty but don't. Read How Not to be a Hypocrite, then answer the questionnaire, and work out where you stand on this crucial issue.
**** PRICE: USD 52.94
Author : Verra, G. J. / Swift, Adam / Swift Adam
Publisher : Routledge
Tags: How Not to Be a Hypocrite: School Choice for the Morally Perplexed Parent Verra, G. J. / Swift, Adam / Swift Adam

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Time of the Giants: The Middle & Late Jurassic Epochs

Product : Time of the Giants: The Middle & Late Jurassic Epochs
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : The Middle and Late Jurassic periods saw the largest land animals ever to walk the Earth--the sauropods, along with predatory dinosaurs and plated and armored herbivores. At the other end of the size scale, some small meat-eating dinosaurs developed powered flight and gave rise to birds. This fully illustrated book also examines the scientific view of dinosaurs as living creatures. Once considered docile and inactive--like their distant cold-blooded reptile relatives--dinosaurs are now thought to have been active, energetic creatures that used a variety of methods to maintain a constant body temperature.
**** PRICE: USD 51.02
Author : Holmes, Thom
Publisher : Chelsea House Publications
Tags: Time of the Giants: The Middle & Late Jurassic Epochs Holmes, Thom

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The Music of John Cage

Product : The Music of John Cage
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Although John Cage has been almost universally recognised as the leading figure of the post-war musical avant-garde, this is the first book to present a complete and coherent picture of Cage the composer. Providing a historical account of Cage's musical concerns and changing style, James Pritchett describes just what it was Cage did and why and how he did it. The book is centred around extensive descriptions of the most important works and compositional techniques, including in-depth explanations of the role of chance and indeterminacy in Cage's music. Dr Pritchett also considers the relationship of Cage's musical thought to his interests in such diverse subjects as Eastern philosophy and religion, Marshall McLuhan, and anarchism (among many others). This book thus makes the essential introduction to Cage's musical world.
**** PRICE: USD 51.47
Author : Pritchett, James
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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Acute Stroke Nursing

Product : Acute Stroke Nursing
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Stroke is a medical emergency. With active and efficient nursing management in the initial hours after stroke onset, effective recovery and rehabilitation is increased. Acute Stroke Nursing provides nurses with a current, evidenced based, practical text facilitating the provision of optimal stroke care during the primary prevention and acute phases. This timely and practical text is structured to follow the acute stroke pathway experienced by patients. It explores the symptoms, causes and effects of stroke and provides guidance on issues such as nutrition, continence, positioning, mobility and continence. The text also considers rehabilitation. discharge planning, palliative care and the role of the nurse within the multiprofessional team. Acute Stroke Nursing is an essential guide to the management of acute stroke for all nurses health care professional wishing to extend their knowledge of stroke nursing
**** PRICE: USD 46.98
Author : Williams, Jane / Perry, Lin / Watkins, Caroline
Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
Tags: Acute Stroke Nursing Williams, Jane / Perry, Lin / Watkins, Caroline

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Disability in Medieval Europe: Thinking about Physical Impairment in the High Middle Ages, C.1100 C.1400

Product : Disability in Medieval Europe: Thinking about Physical Impairment in the High Middle Ages, C.1100 C.1400
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : This impressive volume presents a thorough examination of all aspects of physical impairment and disability in medieval Europe. Examining a popular era that is of great interest to many historians and researchers, Irene Metzler presents a theoretical framework of disability and explores key areas such as:
  • medieval theoretical concepts
  • theology and natural philosophy
  • notions of the physical body
  • medical theory and practice.
Bringing into play the modern day implications of medieval thought on the issue, this is a fascinating and informative addition to the research studies of medieval history, history of medicine and disability studies scholars the English-speaking world over.
**** PRICE: USD 45.93
Author : Metzler, Irina
Publisher : Routledge
Tags: Disability in Medieval Europe: Thinking about Physical Impairment in the High Middle Ages, C.1100 C.1400 Metzler, Irina

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3-D Filmmakers: Conversations with Creators of Stereoscopic Motion Pictures

Product : 3-D Filmmakers: Conversations with Creators of Stereoscopic Motion Pictures
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Although numerous books about conventional filmmaking exist, none has solely addressed the challenges and production requirements of making stereoscopic motion pictures--until now. Stereographer and film historian Ray Zone presents the insights of twenty-one professionals who have worked in this specialized field. In this unique collection of interviews, Zone explores the art and craft of 3-D filmmaking with producers, screenwriters, directors, and cinematographers.
**** PRICE: USD 44.92
Author : Zone, Ray
Publisher : Scarecrow Press
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Medicine at Yale: The First 200 Years

Product : Medicine at Yale: The First 200 Years
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Founded in 1810, the Yale School of Medicine was among the nation's first medical schools. Over the past 200 years it has grown and evolved to become a world-class institution for research, education, and patient care, as well as a hub of medical innovation and discovery. By highlighting key events and participants and setting the development of the institution in the context of changes in American culture and advancements in science, this full-color, beautifully illustrated volume portrays the evolution of medicine in America through the lens of the eventful history of the school. The volume also features essays by Sherwin B. Nuland, John Harley Warner, and Thomas P. Duffy, whose diverse areas of expertise--surgery, the history of medicine, and internal medicine--lend their writings variety and breadth.
**** PRICE: USD 42.80
Author : Falvey, Kerry / Duffy, Thomas P. / Nuland, Sherwin B.
Publisher : Yale University Press
Tags: Medicine at Yale: The First 200 Years Falvey, Kerry / Duffy, Thomas P. / Nuland, Sherwin B.

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Lorenzo de Medici: Florences Great Leader and Patron of the Arts

Product : Lorenzo de Medici: Florences Great Leader and Patron of the Arts
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : These sweeping, lavishly illustrated biographies of influential Renaissance figures draw on the most recent and authoritative scholarship available. The dawn of the Renaissance reintroduced classical learning, advanced scientific thought. and humanist ideals to a Europe that had been plagued by war, disease, tyranny, and superstition. Driven by the rediscovery of Greek and Roman texts lost during the barbarian invasions of the Middle Ages, the Renaissance era was characterized by tremendous artistic, scientific, economic, and political development. All of these astonishing developments influenced the leaders and artists of the time. The six books in this extraordinary series provide a solid and fascinating survey of the Renaissance and bring the creative environment of that time to life. No other leader in history has had such an impact on the world of art as Lorenzo de' Medici. Not only a great patron of the arts, Lorenzo wrote plays and poems and reveled in the world of ancient Greek philosophy. Learning from his early political missteps, he strove to keep the various city-states of Italy in alliance, which was a huge feat at the time. This beautifully illustrated book tells the story of this impressive man, whose support of the arts, whose implementation of balance of power, and whose passion for learning truly earned him the title "Lorenzo the Magnificent."
**** PRICE: USD 43.96
Author : Hancock, Lee
Publisher : Rosen Publishing Group
Tags: Lorenzo de Medici: Florences Great Leader and Patron of the Arts Hancock, Lee

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Comets, Popular Culture, and the Birth of Modern Cosmology

Product : Comets, Popular Culture, and the Birth of Modern Cosmology
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : In a lively investigation into the boundaries between popular culture and early-modern science, Sara Schechner presents a case study that challenges the view that rationalism was at odds with popular belief in the development of scientific theories. Schechner Genuth delineates the evolution of people's understanding of comets, showing that until the seventeenth century, all members of society dreaded comets as heaven-sent portents of plague, flood, civil disorder, and other calamities. Although these beliefs became spurned as "vulgar superstitions" by the elite before the end of the century, she shows that they were nonetheless absorbed into the science of Newton and Halley, contributing to their theories in subtle yet profound ways. Schechner weaves together many strands of thought: views of comets as signs and causes of social and physical changes; vigilance toward monsters and prodigies as indicators of God's will; Christian eschatology; scientific interpretations of Scripture; astrological prognostication and political propaganda; and celestial mechanics and astrophysics. This exploration of the interplay between high and low beliefs about nature leads to the conclusion that popular and long-held views of comets as divine signs were not overturned by astronomical discoveries. Indeed, they became part of the foundation on which modern cosmology was built.
**** PRICE: USD 43.94
Author : Schechner, Sara J.
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Tags: Comets, Popular Culture, and the Birth of Modern Cosmology Schechner, Sara J.

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Why Is Construction So Backward

Product : Why Is Construction So Backward
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Construction is vital both to Gross Domestic Product and to today's politics. Prime Minister Tony Blair himself chairs a cabinet committee on the Thames Gateway development, to the east of London. Housing has proved a big factor in Chancellor Gordon Brown's worries about the Euro. But the construction sector is one of the world's weakest in innovation. Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott's target of just 4000 homes to be made through prefabrication shows how building remains a 19th century affair, not a 21st century one. Drawing on the latest technologies that have emerged both inside and outside the sector, "Why is construction so backward?" forms a detailed, practical alternative to the conventional wisdom in building design and urban planning. It is a powerful call for reform, and a sharp polemic against architecture as social engineering and environmentalist dogma. Contains a foreword by Martin Pawley Includes contributions from such high profile figures as Stefan Muthesius and Miles Glendinning Praise for "Why is construction so backward?": '"Very compelling... a significant piece of research and thought leadership. Essential."' Colin Bartle-Tubbs, UK Operations Director, Deloitte '"Welcome and timely... takes on an industry that has revelled in complacency for too long."' Bernhard Blauel, Principal, Blauel Architects '"The authors are prepared to be daring, reframe the question and posit new paradigms. Reflecting effortlessly across the literature of property, business, market research and construction, the book's kaleidoscope of ideas, examples and images gives it a refreshing depth of insight and breadth of vision."' John Worthington, Founder, DEGW '"A tour de force of polemical provocation. This timely work forces one to think about construction in the broadest terms. Required reading."' Paul Finch, Editorial Director, EMAP Construct '"A must-read for architecture students and also important for practitioners, this is a passionate critique of the construction industry and the planning process, and brings new depth to debate about the relationship between architecture and society."' Penny Lewis, Editor, "Prospect" '"Shock therapy for construction policymakers."' Austin Williams, Technical Editor, "The Architects' Journal" '"The introspection of architects, planners and politicians involved in urban, housing and planning issues needs a little turmoil, perhaps. The book is persuasive, at times heavily prescriptive, and certainly argumentative - but it may catalyse a wider and more informed debate on the future of UK housing policy."' Michael Hulme, Director, International Centre for the Study of Media, Technology and Culture, Henley Management College '"The pleasure of this book is not only that it takes apart, with great gusto, the all-pervasive environmental prejudices of our time, but
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Author : Woudhuysen, James / Muthesius, Stefan / Abley, Ian
Publisher : Academy Press
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Le Corbusier: L'Unite D'Habitation de Marseille

Product : Le Corbusier: L'Unite D'Habitation de Marseille
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Description : The UnitA(c) in Marseille (1945-1952) was a pioneering achievement at a time when social housing in the post WWII years posed an immense problem. Freed from restrictive regulations for the first time Le Corbusier was able to put into practice his concept of modern social housing. A milestone of modern architecture and subject of controversial debate, the UnitA(c) in Marseille continues to attract numerous visitors and students of architecture. This volume is the latest addition to BirkhAuser's series of guides to Le Corbusier's most acclaimed buildings, and includes an additional chapter on his UnitA(c)s in RezA(c)-les-Nantes, Briey en ForAat, Firminy and Berlin. The author, a practising architect and well known le Corbusier specialist, lives in Marseille and teaches at the Ecole d'architecture de Marseille-Luminy.
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Author : Sbriglio, Jacques
Publisher : Birkhauser
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Knowledge and Virtue in Teaching and Learning: The Primacy of Dispositions

Product : Knowledge and Virtue in Teaching and Learning: The Primacy of Dispositions
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Description : The challenge this book addresses is to demonstrate how, in teaching content knowledge, the development of intellectual and moral dispositions as virtues is not merely a good idea, or peripheral to that content, but deeply embedded in the logic of searching for knowledge and truth. It offers a powerful example of how philosophy of education can be brought to bear on real problems of educational research and practice pointing the reader to re-envision what it means to educate children (and how we might prepare teachers to take on such role) by developing the person, instead of simply knowledge and skills. Connected intimately to the practice of teaching and teacher education, the book sets forth an alternative theory of education where the developing person is at the center of education set in a moral space and a political order. To this end, a framework of public and personal knowledge forms the content, to which personal dispositions are integral, not peripheral. The book 's pedagogy is invitational, welcoming its readers as companions in inquiry and thought about the moral aspects of what we teach as knowledge.
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Author : Sockett, Hugh
Publisher : Routledge
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The Reformation in National Context

Product : The Reformation in National Context
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Description : This collection of essays explores the experience of religious reform in "national context." In discussing similarities and differences among the reform movements in a dozen European countries, the book considers countries in which the Reformation was strikingly successful and those where it failed to make an impact. The individual essays emphasize the local preconditions and limitations that the Reformation encountered as it spread from Germany into most of the countries of western and central Europe. Together they present a picture of the many-sided nature of the Reformation as it grew up in each "national context."
**** PRICE: USD 39.94
Author : Scribner, Bob / Teich, Mikulas / Porter, Roy
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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Inside the Undergraduate Experience: The University of Washington's Study of Undergraduate Learning

Product : Inside the Undergraduate Experience: The University of Washington's Study of Undergraduate Learning
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Description : The University of Washington's Study of Undergraduate Learning (UW SOUL) tracked 304 entering freshmen and transfer students as they moved through their college experience from fall 1999 to spring 2003. Unparalleled in its scope, this longitudinal study focused on six areas of learning: writing, critical thinking/problem solving, quantitative reasoning, information literacy, understanding and appreciating diversity, and personal growth. This book provides faculty, staff, and administrators at two- and four-year institutions with a model of assessment that both captures the complexity of the undergraduate experience and offers practical information about how to improve teaching and learning. Data from surveys, open-ended email questions, interviews, focus groups, and portfolios make it possible for the authors to create case studies of individual learning paths over time, as well as to report the group's aggregate experience. Honoring the authenticity of student voices, this book illuminates the central roles played by the academic disciplines and by faculty in undergraduate learning, offering powerful evidence for the argument that assessment of student learning is most complete and most useful when conducted at the department level.
**** PRICE: USD 38.77
Author : Beyer, Catharine Hoffman / Gillmore, Gerald M. / Fisher, Andrew T.
Publisher : Anker Publishing Company, Incorporated
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Commerce in Culture: The Sibao Book Trade in the Qing and Republican Periods

Product : Commerce in Culture: The Sibao Book Trade in the Qing and Republican Periods
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Description : Sibao today is a cluster of impoverished villages in the mountains of western Fujian. Yet from the late seventeenth through the early twentieth century, it was home to a flourishing publishing industry. Through itinerant booksellers and branch bookshops managed by Sibao natives, this industry supplied much of south China with cheap educational texts, household guides, medical handbooks, and fortune-telling manuals. It is precisely the ordinariness of Sibao imprints that make them valuable for the study of commercial publishing, the text-production process, and the geographical and social expansion of book culture in Chinese society. In a study with important implications for cultural and economic history, Cynthia Brokaw describes rural, lower-level publishing and bookselling operations at the end of the imperial period. "Commerce in Culture" traces how the poverty and isolation of Sibao necessitated a bare-bones approach to publishing and bookselling and how the Hakka identity of the Sibao publishers shaped the configuration of their distribution networks and even the nature of their publications. Sibao's industry reveals two major trends in print culture: the geographical extension of commercial woodblock publishing to hinterlands previously untouched by commercial book culture and the related social penetration of texts to lower-status levels of the population.
**** PRICE: USD 39.03
Author : Brokaw, Cynthia J.
Publisher : Harvard University Press
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Framing Class: Media Representations of Wealth and Poverty in America

Product : Framing Class: Media Representations of Wealth and Poverty in America
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Description : Framing Class is a cutting edge book that examines the sociological implications of class representations in the media and shows how slanted media framing of stories about wealth and poverty may significantly influence many people. Through a historical and contemporary analysis of newspaper articles and television shows, Framing Class demonstrates how the media perpetuate negative stereotypes about the working class and the poor while glorifying the material possessions and privileged status of the upper classes. Visit out website for sample chapters
**** PRICE: USD 38.44
Author : Kendall, Diana Elizabeth
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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The Evolution of Designs: Biological Analogy in Architecture and the Applied Arts

Product : The Evolution of Designs: Biological Analogy in Architecture and the Applied Arts
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Description : This book tells the history of the many analogies that have been made between the evolution of organisms and the human production of artefacts, especially buildings. It examines the effects of these analogies on architectural and design theory and considers how recent biological thinking has relevance for design. Architects and designers have looked to biology for inspiration since the early 19th century. They have sought not just to imitate the forms of plants and animals, but to find methods in design analogous to the processes of growth and evolution in nature. This new revised edition of this classic work adds an extended Afterword covering recent developments such as the introduction of computer methods in design in the 1980s and '90s, which have made possible a new kind of 'biomorphic' architecture through 'genetic algorithms' and other programming techniques.
**** PRICE: USD 38.43
Author : Steadman, Philip
Publisher : Routledge
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ANTHONY MINGHELLA

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Description : "Anthony Minghella: Interviews" is an illuminating anthology of in-depth conversations with this important contemporary film director and producer. The collection explores Minghella's ideas on every aspect of the cinematic creative process including screenwriting, acting, editing, the use of music in film, and other topics concerning the role of the film director. Minghella (1954-2008) was a highly regarded British playwright ("Made in Bangkok"), and television writer ("Inspector Morse") before turning to film directing with his quirky, highly regarded first film, "Truly, Madly, Deeply," in 1990. He went on to direct an extraordinary trilogy of large-scale films, all adapted from significant works of contemporary literature. Minghella's 1996 adaptation of Michael Ondaatje's poetic novel "The English Patient" was the director's most critically and commercially successful film and went on to win dozens of awards around the world, including nine academy awards. Minghella followed this film with his entertaining, elegant adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's "The Talented Mr. Ripley," a film that enjoyed great critical and commercial success and featured some of the best acting of the 1990s by its talented cast of young, rising stars, Jude Law, Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Minghella's ambitious adaptation of Charles Frazier's American Civil War romance, "Cold Mountain," was released in 2003, and firmly marked Minghella as a director of intimate, yet large-scale epic cinema worthy of David Lean. Although Minghella was a successful film director and producer, he was also an important part of the cultural life of the U.K. He was awarded a CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in 2001 for his contributions to culture, and he was Chairman of the Board of Governors of the British Film institute from 2004 to 2007.
**** PRICE: USD 36.66
Author : Falsetto, Mario
Publisher : ROUNDHOUSE PUBLISHING GROUP
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Sound Ideas: Music, Machines, and Experience

Product : Sound Ideas: Music, Machines, and Experience
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Description : As people from record collectors to file swappers know, the experience of music - making it, marketing it, listening to it - relies heavily on technology. From the viola that amplifies the vibrations of a string to the CD player that turns digital bits into varying voltage, music and technology are deeply intertwined. What was gained - or lost - when compact discs replaced vinyl as the mass-market medium? What unique creative input does the musician bring to the music, and what contribution is made by the instrument? Do digital synthesizers offer unlimited range of sonic potential, or do their push-button interfaces and acoustical models lead to cookie-cutter productions? Through this interrogation of sound and technology, Aden Evens provides an acute consideration of how music becomes sensible, advancing original variations on the themes of creativity and habit, analog and digital technologies, and improvisation and repetition. Evens elegantly and forcefully dissects the paradoxes of digital culture and reveals how technology has profound implications for the phenomenology of art. Sound Ideas reinvents the philosophy of music in a way that encompasses traditional aspects of musicology, avant-garde explorations of music's relation to noise and silence, and the consequences of digitization.
**** PRICE: USD 35.33
Author : Evens, Aden
Publisher : University of Minnesota Press
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Macbeth: Evans Shakespeare Editions

Product : Macbeth: Evans Shakespeare Editions
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Description : Each volume of EVANS SHAKESPEARE is edited by a Shakespearean scholar. The pedagogy is designed to help students contextualize Renaissance drama, while providing explanatory notes to the play.
**** PRICE: USD 30.94
Author : Rowe, Katherine
Publisher : Wadsworth Publishing Company
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Isaac McCoy and the American Indians

Product : Isaac McCoy and the American Indians
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Description : A novelized memoir chronicling the adventures of Isaac McCoy (1784-1846), a missionary who became obsessed with establishing an American Indian State. His fellow travelers through this sweeping epic include good and bad from every fraternity?
**** PRICE: USD 30.79
Author : Layman, Carol Spurlock
Publisher : Authorhouse
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Tower of London: England's Ghostly Castle

Product : Tower of London: England's Ghostly Castle
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Description : In Tower of London: England's Ghostly Palace, young readers will meet William the Conquerer, who built this mighty cluster of stone buildings on the Thames River nearly 1,000 years ago to serve as a fortress, palace--and even a prison. Children will learn about the many famous people who were imprisoned in the Tower, and perhaps bump into a ghost or two still roaming about the dark passageways. Full-color photographs, map, timeline, diagram, and a gripping narrative will entertain and inform students.
**** PRICE: USD 32.11
Author : Riley, Gail Blasser / Brown, Stephen F.
Publisher : Bearport Publishing
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Time, History, and Belief in Aztec and Colonial Mexico

Product : Time, History, and Belief in Aztec and Colonial Mexico
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Description : "Hassig's position is daring and potentially controversial and will be mandatory reading for those who deal with calendrical systems." -- Dr. Barbara J. Price, Columbia University Based on their enormously complex calendars that recorded cycles of many kinds, the Aztecs and other ancient Mesoamerican civilizations are generally believed to have had a cyclical, rather than linear, conception of time and history. This boldly revisionist book challenges that understanding. Ross Hassig offers convincing evidence that for the Aztecs time was predominantly linear, that it was manipulated by the state as a means of controlling a dispersed tribute empire, and that the Conquest cut off state control and severed the unity of the calendar, leaving only the lesser cycles. From these, he asserts, we have inadequately reconstructed the pre-Columbian calendar and so misunderstood the Aztec conception of time and history. Hassig first presents the traditional explanation of the Aztec calendrical system and its ideological functions and then marshals contrary evidence to argue that the Aztec elite deliberately used calendars and timekeeping to achieve practical political ends. He further traces how the Conquest played out in the temporal realm as Spanish conceptions of time partially displaced the Aztec ones. His findings promise to revolutionize our understanding of how the Aztecs and other Mesoamerican societies conceived of time and history.
**** PRICE: USD 33.18
Author : Hassig, Ross
Publisher : University of Texas Press
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Food in Early Modern Europe

Product : Food in Early Modern Europe
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Description : Rarely do we read about the roles of food in history. Yet its study offers us a humanizing look at those who lived before us. This unique book examines food's importance during the massive evolution of Europe following the Middle Ages. It was a time when even forks and table manners were remarkable and new. Food became a cardinal concern in explorations of the New World, as well as a fundamental element of global trade. Agricultural revolution gave rise to new farming methods. Science illuminated diet and nutrition. Food historian Ken Albala has written the perfect book for students and other readers interested in the myriad aspects of food in Early Modern Europe. This book answers such questions as: Why did people toil and travel for certain foods, such as spices, when they were already surrounded by an abundance of edible plants at home? How did foods fit in the ritual life of the ordinary villager? Why were people expected to avoid meat for long periods? Why were nobles and peasants expected to eat different food than the lower classes? How did cooking methods differ from our own? This guide also includes many period recipes, never before available in English, along with evocative illustrations and a timeline.
**** PRICE: USD 33.43
Author : Allen, Robert W. / Albala, Ken
Publisher : Greenwood Press
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How Scholars Trumped Teachers: Constancy and Change in University Curriculum, Teaching, and Research, 1890-1990

Product : How Scholars Trumped Teachers: Constancy and Change in University Curriculum, Teaching, and Research, 1890-1990
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Examining a century of university history, Larry Cuban tackles the age-old question: What is more important, teaching or research?
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Author : Cuban / Cuban, Larry
Publisher : Teachers College Press
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Frank Moore

Product : Frank Moore
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Description : In 1977 Frank Moore took a freighter from Montreal to Santander, Spain. He traveled through Spain, France, and Morocco, finally settling in Paris, where he obtained a residency in the Cite des Arts. Upon his return to New York, Moore began a decade-long involvement with modern dance, theater, film, and video that paralleled his development as a painter. The increasing devastation of the AIDS crisis through the eighties profoundly and irrevocably transformed his life and work. His work was included in the 1995 Whitney Biennial and is included in the collections of the Whitney Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Albright Knox Art Gallery.
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Author : Moore, Frank / Gluck, Robert
Publisher : Twin Palms Publishers
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Puppies Love

Product : Puppies Love
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Description : Chasing squirrels, catching balls--it's a dog's life The masterly Lisa McCue captures puppies engaged in all their favorite activities as no other artist can. "From the Hardcover edition."
**** PRICE: USD 4.34
Author : McCue, Lisa
Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
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North America: A Geography of the United States and Canada

Product : North America: A Geography of the United States and Canada
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Description : Paterson's geography of the United States and Canada has held its reputation as one of the best texts in regional geography through eight editions. It is noted for its breadth of view, analytic approach and readability. The new edition will retain the basic structure of the previous one, but more emphasis will be placed on urban development and environmental problems--without ignoring the importance of the more sparsely populated areas. Paterson examines the glaciation, climate, and soils of North America, before profiling its people and cities. He looks at governmental use of land and water resources, as well as agriculture and industry. After analyzing transportation methods, Paterson concentrates on specific regions: New England, the Canadian heartland, and Appalachia. He devotes further chapters to California, Hawaii, and the Spanish and Indian Southwest. Paterson studies every region of the continent in detail. A work of great breadth and scholarship, Paterson's book will benefit all undergraduate students of geography.
**** PRICE: USD 4.04
Author : Paterson, J. H. / Paterson, John H. / Patterson, J. H.
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
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The Way of the Sword

Product : The Way of the Sword
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Description : After a vicious ninja attack left him orphaned and stranded in Japan, Jack Fletcher managed to complete his first year of samurai school. Still, his troubles are far from over. The prejudice of his Japanese classmates has gained him dangerous enemies within his school, and Dragon Eye - the ninja who killed his father - is still after him. Jack's only hope of defeating them lies in surviving the Circle of Three: an ancient ritual that tests a samurai's courage, skill, and spirit to the limit. For most, gaining entry into the Circle means honor and glory, but for Jack it's a matter of life or death."" The winner will be trained in the Two Heavens--the formidable sword technique of the great samurai, Masamoto. Learning this secret is the only hope Jack has of protecting his father's rutter -- the invaluable navigation guide of the world's uncharted oceans -- from Dragon Eye. Forced into a deadly battle, Jack's going to have to master the Way of the Sword. And his time is running out.
**** PRICE: USD 4.46
Author : Bradford, Chris
Publisher : Thorndike Press
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Abbreviated Lays

Product : Abbreviated Lays
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : The double-dactyl, a poetic form never intended for the serious or high-minded', was invented in 1951. One of the form's rules is that the verse must contain a double-dactyl name, such as Higgledy-Piggledy. This collection, the result of an obsession of the authors, substitutes the doubl-dactyl rhyme with a Latin expression or tag, providing a witty poetic tour through Roman history. Beginning with Aeneas and ending with the last emperors, each brief poem is faced with an original drawing and accompanied by a short piece of text that sets the historical scene. Includes a glossary of Latin tags.
**** PRICE: USD 4.76
Author : Reyes, A. T. / Edgar, S. S. O. / Herrmann, C.
Publisher : Oxbow Books Limited
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Pagoda, Skull & Samurai

Product : Pagoda, Skull & Samurai
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : This volume contains three of Rohan Koda's best-known short stories, written between 1890 and 1896.
**** PRICE: USD 5.01
Author : Koda, Rohan / Mulhern, Chieko Irie
Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
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Yes! You Can Stop Smoking: Even If You Don't Want to

Product : Yes! You Can Stop Smoking: Even If You Don't Want to
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : This is a new edition of the ground-breaking stop-smoking guide used by treatment centers, mental health agencies, counselors, support groups and individuals. David C. Jones, a former three-pack-a-day smoker, has been nicotine-free for over twenty years. In Yes You Can Stop Smoking, he addresses smoking as an addiction; examines the self-talk and false beliefs that keep you smoking; details the five stages of recovery; teaches skills for coping with feelings; explains how to avoid sabotaging your recovery; provides true-life success stories; and includes affirmations for the first 90 days of living nicotine-free. With this proven, positive guide, you will stop smoking for good-even if you don't want to
**** PRICE: USD 5.39
Author : Jones, David C.
Publisher : E & E Publishing
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Sams Teach Yourself Object-Oriented Programming with VB.NET in 21 Days

Product : Sams Teach Yourself Object-Oriented Programming with VB.NET in 21 Days
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : This book is focused on "getting the concepts" as well as teaching how to apply OOP concepts in the new version of Visual Basic. The reader is not expected to have any mastery of a given OOP language. In fact, the stress of having to learn the syntax of an OOP language, without first having a strong conceptual foundation about the OOP paradigm, often prevents the programmer from doing effective Object Oriented Programming at the language level. However, a beginner's knowledge of the Visual Basic language is a definite plus.
**** PRICE: USD 6.56
Author : Simon, Richard J. / Koorhan, Leslie / Cox, Ken
Publisher : Sams
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Civilizing Security

Product : Civilizing Security
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Security has become a defining feature of contemporary public discourse, permeating the so-called 'war on terror', problems of everyday crime and disorder, the reconstruction of 'weak' or 'failed' states and the dramatic renaissance of the private security industry. But what does it mean for individuals to be secure, and what is the relationship between security and the practices of the modern state? In this timely and important book, Ian Loader and Neil Walker outline and defend the view that security remains a valuable public good. They argue that the state is indispensable to the task of fostering and sustaining liveable political communities in the contemporary world and thus pivotal to the project of civilizing security. This is a major contribution by two leading scholars in the field and will be of interest to anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of one the most significant and pressing issues of our times.
**** PRICE: USD 7.63
Author : Loader, Ian / Walker, Neil
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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Essential Blues Guitar [With *]

Product : Essential Blues Guitar [With *]
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : This handy guide to playing blues guitars emphasizes the essentials, such as: chord changes, scales, rhythms, turn arounds, phrasing, soloing and more. Includes lots of examples, plus 10 rhythm tracks for soloing and improvising.
**** PRICE: USD 11.38
Author : Celentano, Dare / Celentano, Dave
Publisher : Centerstream Publications
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Creative Drawing & Illustration: A Sourcebook of Inspirational Drawing Skills

Product : Creative Drawing & Illustration: A Sourcebook of Inspirational Drawing Skills
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : With an emphasis on developing creative techniques, this book focuses on aspirational or "sensational" imagery rather than the academic exercises of the traditional drawing manual. Each subject tackled is approached for impact, quirkiness, or visual interest. The author demonstrates each point with his own accomplished artworks and with step-by-step examples for people to follow. Each spread covers a different topic, making it easy for readers to look up a theme or to work through the book as a structured course.
**** PRICE: USD 13.47
Author : Gray, Peter
Publisher : Arcturus Publishing Ltd,
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The Fiction Dictionary

Product : The Fiction Dictionary
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : An essential guide to the inside language of fiction, this book dusts off the traditional concept of "dictionary" by giving full, vivid descriptions and by using lively examples from classic and contemporary fiction to show theori
**** PRICE: USD 13.88
Author : Henry, Laurie / Rosenthal, Lois
Publisher : Story Press Books
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The Hidden Mathematics of Sport

Product : The Hidden Mathematics of Sport
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : How to beat the odds, how to always win at tennis, and how to take a penalty and score every time--all using the power of mathematics From an author committed to the popularization of math, this novel and intriguing look at sports explores the mathematics behind the action. It explains the best tactics for taking a penalty, the pros and cons of being a consistent golfer, the surprising link between boxing and figure skating, and the formula for always winning a game of tennis. Whichever sport readers love, they will find plenty to absorb and amuse in this insightful and unique book--and maybe even find some new strategies for beating the odds.
**** PRICE: USD 14.20
Author : Eastaway, Rob / Haigh, John
Publisher : Anova Books
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Close Harmony: A History of Southern Gospel

Product : Close Harmony: A History of Southern Gospel
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Description : Comprehensive and richly illustrated, "Close Harmony" traces the development of the music known as southern gospel from its antebellum origins to its twentieth-century emergence as a vibrant musical industry driven by the world of radio, television, recordings, and concert promotions. Marked by smooth, tight harmonies and a lyrical focus on the message of Christian salvation, southern gospel--particularly the white gospel quartet tradition--had its roots in nineteenth-century shape-note singing. The spread of white gospel music is intricately connected to the people who based their livelihoods on it, and Close Harmony is filled with the stories of artists and groups such as Frank Stamps, the Chuck Wagon Gang, the Blackwood Brothers, the Rangers, the Swanee River Boys, the Statesmen, and the Oak Ridge Boys. The book also explores changing relations between black and white artists and shows how, following the civil rights movement, white gospel was influenced by black gospel, bluegrass, rock, metal, and, later, rap. With Christian music sales topping the $600 million mark at the close of the twentieth century, "Close Harmony" explores the history of an important and influential segment of the thriving gospel industry.
**** PRICE: USD 16.28
Author : Goff, James R.
Publisher : University of North Carolina Press
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The Man Who Hated Banks: And Other Mysteries

Product : The Man Who Hated Banks: And Other Mysteries
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : The Man Who Hated Banks, published in honor of the 50th anniversary of Michael Gilbert's first book, gathers together 18 uncollected stories about Gilbert's most popular sleuths. Gilbert displays his effortless characterization, use of authentic detail, and ability to engage the reader from the first sentence.
**** PRICE: USD 16.04
Author : Gilbert, Michael
Publisher : Crippen & Landru Publishers
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Precious Essence: The Inner Autobiography of Terchen Barway Dorje

Product : Precious Essence: The Inner Autobiography of Terchen Barway Dorje
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : The first Barway Dorje was a precious revealer of treasure and the rebirth of Nupchen Sangye Yeshe, one of Guru Padma's twenty-five disciples. Barway Dorje appeared in Tibet during the nineteenth century, and was praised and respected by the many holy beings of his time as an authentic treasure revealer. His many treasures include The Sadhanas of the Vidyadhara Guru, The Vajrakila Cycle, and The Dakini Cycle, all of which contain profound instructions pertaining to ripening and liberation. The previous Gyalwang Karmapa, Rikpe Dorje, displayed great interest in The Vajrakila Cycle in particular. In addition to his treasures, Terchen Barway Dorje composed many works of his own that have been of great service to the essence teachings, such as his Barom Kagyu Mahamudra and Six Doctrines.
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Author : Gyamtso, Yeshe
Publisher : Ktd Publications
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The Secrets of Jin-Shei

Product : The Secrets of Jin-Shei
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Description : Enter an ancient world of courtly elegance and intrigue, where sages are also sorcerers, and the daughter of a lowly seamstress can become a companion to an empress. In this magical land there is a secret language -- a language that women have passed down from mother to daughter for countless generations -- a language that signals a bond like no other . . . the bond of jin-shei. Set in a mythical Chinese kingdom, "The Secrets of Jin-shei is a timeless story of what sustains friendship -- and what tears it apart. Accepting all the joys and responsibilities of jin-shei, eight girls pledge lifelong loyalty to each other: the poet, Tai, whose promise to a dying girl changes the history of an empire; the warrior, Xaforn, an orphan who will protect her chosen family no matter what the cost; Khailin, the scholar, whose thirst for knowledge leads her into a world of dark secrets and alchemy; sage Nhia, the only person with the power to save Khailin; Tammary, the gypsy girl, whose secret lineage could ruin a royal house; Qiaan, daughter of a captain in the Imperial Guard, with family secrets of her own; the healer, Yuet, confidante to the empress; and the empress herself, Liudan, whose search for family and ultimate quest for immortality holds the power to destroy them all.
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Author : Alexander, Alma
Publisher : HarperOne
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You, Maybe: The Profound Asymmetry of Love in High School

Product : You, Maybe: The Profound Asymmetry of Love in High School
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Josie is independent and fierce. She may flirt with boys or kiss them, but it doesn't mean anything, not even with Michael, who's more like a friend-with-benefits. So how can she explain what happens when Carson Gold goes after her? Carson Gold, the hottest senior, the one everyone secretly watches. . . . Maybe it's the same thing that causes all the girls to stare as he walks by. Or maybe it's something between them, something just he and Josie share. Could "you" resist? It's too much, when love finds you and pulls you under. It's too much, even for Josie.
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Author : Vail, Rachel
Publisher : Harper Teen
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Alexis de Tocqueville: Democracy's Guide

Product : Alexis de Tocqueville: Democracy's Guide
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Description : Alexis de Tocqueville was among the first foreigners to recognize and trumpet the grandness of the American project. His two-volume classic, "Democracy in America," published in 1835, not only offered a vivid account of what was then a new nation but famously predicted what that nation would become. His startling prescience, as well as the endurance of his political ideas, has firmly established Tocqueville's place in American history; his chronicle of our infancy is a fixture on every American history syllabus. Nearly all of his clairvoyant predictions about American political life, from the influence of Evangelical Christianity to the advent of our "consumer society," have come true--and on the schedule he set. Yet in his own time, Tocqueville had little evidence for the truth of his ideas. Introspective, sickly, prone to self-doubt, he was an unlikely visionary. Joseph Epstein, America's most versatile essayist, proves an ideal guide to his predecessor. In wry, elegant prose, he engages Tocqueville's intellectual contributions, illuminates the development of his thought, and provides a referendum on his various prophecies. (His record was far from perfect--he thought the federal government would wither away as the states rose in power.) "Alexis de Tocqueville: Democracy's Guide" is an altogether human portrait of the Frenchman who would become an American icon.
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Author : Epstein, Joseph
Publisher : HarperCollins Publishers
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The Moon Riders

Product : The Moon Riders
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Description : Myrina has prepared for thirteen years to join the Moon Riders--learning the sacred dances, the art of using a weapon, and listening to her mother and grandmother's tales of their time spent with the Moon-maidens. Finally, the day arrives when she will leave her family and devote herself to the Old Woman, Atisha, and her tribe of fearless young warriors. No sooner do Myrina and the Riders leave camp when a stowaway is discovered: Cassandra, the troubled young princess of Troy. Myrina is skeptical of Cassandra's "visions" of death and destruction in Troy; and yet when her predictions begin to come true, she and the other Moon Riders have no choice but to get involved. The events that unfold as the Trojan War wages on will affect Myrina, Cassandra, and the Moon Riders in unimaginable, unforgettable ways. Acclaimed British author Theresa Tomlinson expertly brings to life the legend of the Amazons and sets it against a backdrop of one of the most mythic, imagination-inspiring battles in all of history.
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Author : Tomlinson, Theresa
Publisher : Harper Teen
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Revelations PB

Product : Revelations PB
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Description : Pestilence, floods, war, social upheaval, drug crime, wicked leaders, conspiracies, corruption even visions of death-dealing aliens -- this superb collection of stories takes an unforgettable imaginative journey into terror and transcendence. Each decade of the twentieth century is assigned to one of the top fantasy/horror authors of the modern age who evokes the particular madness of that decade as it contributes to a prophecy for the next century. Decade by decade as the millennium approaches in these powerful, chilling tales, the tension builds toward a dramatic revelation that is both a prophetic warning and a visionary answer for all humankind. A singular publishing event, "Revelations is a stunning anthology-novel by modern superstars of fantasy and horror, including" New York Times -- bestselling author Clive Barker, David J. Schow, and Remsey Campbell.
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Author : Winter, Douglas E.
Publisher : Harper Perennial
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Nora and Mrs. Mind-Your-Own-Business

Product : Nora and Mrs. Mind-Your-Own-Business
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Description : Mind-Your-Own-Business...or else Nora has made friends with all the people in her building--almost. Cranky Mrs. Ellsworth, whom Nora has nicknamed Mrs. Mind-Your-Own-Business, just won't be friendly. Then one day Mommy needs a baby-sitter for Nora and Teddy. No one can take the job...except Mrs. Mind-Your-Own-Business Teddy is scared, but Nora is curious. Will Mrs. Mind-Your-Own-Business become their friend at last?
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Author : Hurwitz, Johanna / Tilley, Debbie
Publisher : HarperCollins
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Value at Risk: The New Benchmark for Managing Financial Risk

Product : Value at Risk: The New Benchmark for Managing Financial Risk
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Description : To accommodate sweeping global economic changes, the risk management field has evolved substantially since the first edition of Value at Risk, making this revised edition a must. Updates include a new chapter on liquidity risk, information on the latest risk instruments and the expanded derivatives market, recent developments in Monte Carlo methods, and more. Value at Risk, Second Edition, will help professional risk managers understand, and operate within, todays dynamic new risk environment.
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Author : Jorion, Philippe
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Companies
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Teach Yourself Brazilian Portuguese Complete Course (Book Only)

Product : Teach Yourself Brazilian Portuguese Complete Course (Book Only)
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Bestselling language courses From Danish to Spanish, Swahili to Brazilian Portuguese, the languages of the world are brought within the reach of any beginning student. Learners can use the Teach Yourself Language Courses at their own pace or as a supplement to formal courses. These complete courses are based on the very latest learning methods and designed to be enjoyable and user-friendly. "Prepared by experts in the language, each course begins with the basics and gradually promotes the student to a level of smooth and confident communication, including: " Up-to-date, graded interactive dialogues Graded units of culture notes, grammar, and exercises Step-by-step guide to pronunciation Practical vocabulary Regular and irregular verb tables Plenty of practice exercises and answers Bilingual glossary "The new editions also feature: " Clear, uncluttered, and user-friendly layout Self-assessment quizzes to test progress Website suggestions to take language study further
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Author : Tyson-Ward, Sue / Tyson-Ward Sue
Publisher : McGraw-Hill
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No Holds Barred: Negativity in United States Senate Campaigns

Product : No Holds Barred: Negativity in United States Senate Campaigns
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Description : This readable and interesting book clarifies the current debate concerning the effect of negative campaigns on the attitudes and actions of the American electorate. KEY TOPICS It simultaneously explores the conditions that promote negative campaigning between candidates, examines how the tone of candidatesA campaigns influences the media, and investigates how negative campaign environments--created by the candidates and the press--influence citizensA beliefs and behaviors. The book pays specific attention to recreating the amount and type of negative campaign information present during campaigns. For anyone interested in American politics--especially the voters.
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Author : Kenney, Patrick J. / Kahn, Kim Fridkin
Publisher : Prentice Hall
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Quite Honestly

Product : Quite Honestly
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Description : From the creator of the Rumpole storiesaa novel of middle-class do-gooding gone awry Fans of John Mortimer and his popular Rumpole mysteries will love "Quite Honestly," a comedy filled with a delightful cast of characters and Mortimeras unique and entertaining take on a life of crime. Life couldnat be better for Lucinda Purefoyacollege educated, with a steady boyfriend and a job offer in advertising. With all this good fortune, isnat it appropriate for her to give something back to society? Armed with only good intentions, she joins Social Carers, Reformers and Praeceptors (SCRAP, for short), a misguided organization that recruits women to becomes guides, philosophers, and friends to ex-convicts coming out of prison. Once she meets her charge, Terry Keegan, the ensuing hilarity and mishaps produce a signature Mortimer tale, full of wit and surprise.
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Author : Mortimer, John
Publisher : Penguin Books
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Scar Vegas: And Other Stories

Product : Scar Vegas: And Other Stories
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Description : With explosive narrative skill, Tom Paine pulls you into the worlds of a cross-dressing Army general, a confused lowlife being offered an incredible opportunity, and a despairing man whose mother hates him for no reason. Paine's stories feature exotic locales and take you on adventures you never imagined. His work has been published in the New Yorker, Playboy, Harper's, and Zoetrope and has received O. Henry awards, prizes from the Boston Review and Pushcart, and a National Magazine award, and has been optioned for film productions. Like Ernest Hemingway, Robert Stone, Richard Ford, and Russell Banks, Tom Paine grips the reader with his passion and vision.
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Author : Paine, Tom
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
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Mr. Putter & Tabby Stir the Soup

Product : Mr. Putter & Tabby Stir the Soup
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Description : Mr. Putter and Tabby love homemade soup. But when at last they have all the right ingredients to make some, they find that their treasured stove, Bessie, is on the blink. Luckily, their neighbor, Mrs. Teaberry, is happy to share hers. But watch out--her good dog, Zeke, would much rather "run" than cook. . . .
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Author : Rylant, Cynthia / Howard, Arthur
Publisher : Harcourt Children's Books
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The Borrowers: Fiftieth-Anniversary Gift Edition

Product : The Borrowers: Fiftieth-Anniversary Gift Edition
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Description : The classic story of tiny Pod, Homily, and Arrietty Clock, who live under the kitchen floorboards and borrow from "human beans," has charmed readers for fifty years. To celebrate the golden anniversary of Mary Norton's timelessly popular tale, Harcourt presents this handsome gift edition. Features include a new foreword by renowned children's book author, historian, and critic Leonard S. Marcus; Diana Stanley's heartwarming illustrations from the original British edition; a letter by Mary Norton describing the origins of the Borrowers; and a never-before-published sketch of Homily and Arrietty drawn by Mary Norton herself.
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Author : Norton, Mary / Stanley, Diane / Stanley, Diana
Publisher : Harcourt Children's Books
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Handbook of Girls' and Women's Psychological Health

Product : Handbook of Girls' and Women's Psychological Health
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Description : This book integrates the role of gender in girls' and women's development across the life span, looking specifically at internal and external vulnerabilities and risks, and the protective or supportive factors that facilitate effective coping, positive growth, strength, and resilience. The interaction between physical, psychological, and cultural factors is integrated within each period of development. The book emphasizes how gender socialization of female development and behavior impacts both self-evaluation and identity processes within various cultural groups. The book also discusses the social roles that girls and women reflectively adopt. Lastly, it recognizes that externally induced risks such as poverty, interpersonal abuse, and violence present challenges to healthy development.
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Author : Worell, Judy / Goodheart, Carol D.
Publisher : Oxford University Press
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Old Shanghai

Product : Old Shanghai
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Description : A popular history of Shanghai, focusing in particular on its golden age in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, this book traces the complex texture of Chinese and foreign life from Shanghai's days as a market town. Wei tells the story of gangsters, traders, and bankers, as well as the artists, political activists, missionaries, and armies of laborers who made Shanghai one of the world's foremost business cities, and the flashpoint of political and social change in China. Asia's largest city, Shanghai pulsated with wealth sophistication and suffering, through its international heyday to the communist takeover in 1949.
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Author : Peh-T'i Wei, Betty / Wei, Betty P.
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
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Metaphysics, Materialism, and the Evolution of Mind: The Early Writings of Charles Darwin

Product : Metaphysics, Materialism, and the Evolution of Mind: The Early Writings of Charles Darwin
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Description : First published in 1974 as a companion volume to "Darwin on Man" by Howard E. Gruber, Paul Barrett's transcriptions of Darwin's M and N notebooks served to shed new light on the evolutionist's methods and motivation. According to Stephen Jay Gould in the "New York Times Book Review," "Darwin kept these notebooks] primarily in 1838, when he was 29 years old. In them, he recorded his early conviction of evolutionary continuity between humans and all other animals. . . . These notebooks display all the features of humanistic intellect that his detractors denied. We find erudition in his comments on Plato, Locke, Hume, Adam Smith, Whewell, Burke, Montaigne, Lessing and Spencer. . . . We appreciate an artistic bent in his delight with nature and her prophet Wordsworth. . . . We grasp the breadth of his bold attempt to clothe all human thought and behaviour in a new evolutionary garb. . . . Charles Darwin was reconstructing the world and he knew exactly what he was doing."
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Author : Darwin, Charles / Gruber, Howard E. / Barrett, Paul H.
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
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The Global Underworld: Transnational Crime and the United States

Product : The Global Underworld: Transnational Crime and the United States
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Description : Transnational crime is an increasing national security threat to the United States and to individual citizens around the world. Criminal groups both in the United Staes and abroad operate crime cartels that span national boundaries, but in ways that affect all Americans, and wreak havoc on law enforcement organizations as well as businesses and other entities, such as the stock market. More often than not, transnational crime takes the form of organized crime, and in its many forms is responsible for over-priced goods, unsafe products, environmental hazards, corruption of public officials, the exploitation of women and children, tax evasion, theft and piracy, identity theft, organ smuggling, stock market fraud, drug trafficking, and black market trading in armaments and weapons of mass destruction, among other scandals and forms of misconduct. Because perpetrators often act in collusion with legitimate organizations and other powerful elites, who either cooperate knowingly or unknowingly or are coerced through violence, dealing with the problem is especially difficult. Here, Liddick describes the many groups responsible for transnational crimes, and the nature and scale of their various enterprises. The result is a powerful testament to the globalization of criminal organizations and their danger to American society. From the Russian mafiya to Chinese Triads, from outlaw motorcycle gangs to Latin American drug cartels, the nature and incidence of transnational crime is a serious threat to American security, both at the national and the individual level. Because of America's porous borders, it is relatively easy for criminal foreigners to set up their organizations within the United States Moreover, there are well-established groups already present in the United States that are now capable of operating on a multinational level. While response to the problem has been overdue, recent efforts to address transnational crime include technological innovations and controversial legislation such as the Patriot Act and the Homeland Security Act. But how well will these measures protect Americans from the increasing prevalence of criminal organizations that are capable of carrying out crimes that span the globe? This important book provides an engaging glimpse into the world of transnational crime through an introduction to the various groups involved, true stories of criminal misconduct, and a careful review and evaluation of efforts to address the problem.
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Author : Liddick, Donald R., Jr.
Publisher : Praeger Publishers
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Are You Your Own Worst Enemy?: The Nine Inner Strengths You Need to Overcome Self-Defeating Tendencies at Work

Product : Are You Your Own Worst Enemy?: The Nine Inner Strengths You Need to Overcome Self-Defeating Tendencies at Work
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Description : A management professor and a religion professor team up to provide a fresh, penetrating look at the obstacles that prevent people from achieving their full potential. As authors Charles Watson and Thomas Idinopulos demonstrate, inner demons like a lack of integrity, mindless conformity, passivity, or greed conspire to keep people from doing their best. But people can avoid becoming their own worst enemies by using their uniquely human capacities to their fullest-to be more responsible, more creative, more self-disciplined, and more honest. Using these strengths, the authors show, makes it easier to resolve ethical dilemmas, attain peak performance without burning out, maintain a positive outlook, and, ultimately, succeed in achieving treasured personal and professional goals. A management professor and a religion professor team up to provide a fresh, penetrating look at the obstacles that prevent people from achieving their full potential at work. As Watson and Idinopulos demonstrate, inner demons like a lack of integrity, mindless conformity, passivity, mediocrity, or greed conspire to keep people from doing their best. But people can avoid becoming their own worst enemies by using their uniquely human capacities to their fullest: to be more responsible, more insightful, more creative, more self-disciplined, more honest, and more concerned about others. Using these strengths, the authors show, makes it easier to resolve ethical dilemmas, attain peak performance without burning out, maintain a positive outlook, and, ultimately, succeed in achieving treasured personal and professional goals. The world of work is filled with treacherous shoals that constantly test the integrity, fortitude, and tolerance of employees. The stresses can be incapacitating. Faced with competing agendas, high expectations, sclerotic bureaucracies, and scarce resources, many people fall prey to demons that sap their energy or, worse, encourage them to act against their own interests by being dishonest or cutting corners. "Are You Your Own Worst Enemy?" shows readers how to take responsibility for their actions and their happiness. It discusses the on-going pressures, temptations, and traps in the workplace and how ordinary people can manage them constructively to remain effective and true to their ideals. Specifically, it shows how learning the following behaviors and attitudes can help people become more productive, more valuable, and more fully satisfied: -Develop the capacity to make things happen. -Make the most of who you are. -Sharpen thinking skills. -Be the kind of person others want to be around. -Break the chains of mindless routine. -Become an effective learner and continue learning. -Master the art of self-discipline. -Act with integrity. -Be of service to others. Using dozens of engaging stories from people in all types of organizations, the authors show how to overcome self-defeating behavior. The result for readers is a blueprint for succ
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Author : Watson, Charles E. / Idinopulos, Thomas A.
Publisher : Praeger Publishers
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Nelson Mandela: A Biography

Product : Nelson Mandela: A Biography
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Everyone should know the life story of Nelson Mandela, one of the greatest leaders of all time, the first black president of South Africa, the most famous African, and a major world statesman. His inspiring life receives a fresh retelling in this new biography written especially for students and general readers. This volume is an enjoyable, authoritative, and balanced way to not only understand a great man, but also to understand a critical time in world history and race relations. Mandela's quest for racial justice for black South Africans as a leader of the African National Congress led to twenty-seven years of imprisonment. South African Apartheid consumed the attention of the world, coming to a head in the 1980s. With intense international pressure on the Apartheid government, Mandela was finally freed in 1990. Through the landmark presidency of South Africa and post Nobel Peace Prize years up until today, he has continued as a peacemaker and agent for change. Chapter 1 covers his birth into a strong Xhosa family and clan, with cultural, historical, and geographical context, and the next chapter follows his elite education path, taking into consideration the forces and people who helped shape the future leader. Chapter 3 discusses his law practice, African National Congress work, and his first wife. Chapters 4-6 continue with his growing political involvement and family. Chapter 7 and 8 deal with the long imprisonment and then freedom. The final chapters discuss his presidency and Nobel Peace Prize and life today. A timeline, photo essay, and selected bibliography complement the narrative.
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Author : Limb, Peter
Publisher : Greenwood Press
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Financial Reporting and Statement Analysis: A Strategic Approach

Product : Financial Reporting and Statement Analysis: A Strategic Approach
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : The premise of the text is that one learns financial statement analysis most effectively by performing the analysis on actual companies. One will learn to integrate concepts from economics, business strategy, accounting, and other business disciplines. The text is designed for financial statement analysis and financial reporting found in accounting, finance, and economics departments.
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Author : Stickney, Clyde / Brown, Paul / Wahlen, James
Publisher : South Western Educational Publishing
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Roping the Wind

Product : Roping the Wind
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Description : A gold-buckled cowboy falls hard for his orthopedic surgeon in this carnal escape. Barely 30 and already washed up, rodeo cowboy Jay Turner has nothing to show for his 12-year career except a few gold buckles and a busted-up knee. The very last thing he needs is career advice from his orthopedic surgeon, a chilly woman who obviously has never been thrown off a bucking bronco. Instead, Jay decides to lasso the beautiful lady doc with an intimate proposition. Dr. Helen Kinsale's own fast-track career is hanging by a thread as past mistakes and her ex-husband are threatening her professional reputation. When Jay offers a no-holds-barred affair, she eagerly accepts the erotic escape from her narrow world. But the affair quickly turns into something else as they discover a dark sexual compatibility that leads them into new erotic situations and extreme sensations.
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Author : Pearce, Kate
Publisher : Cheek
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Secret Agent Seduction

Product : Secret Agent Seduction
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Born to live a life of intrigue and adventure, beautiful Secret Service agent Lia Charles has never met a challenge she can't overcome. That is, until she receives her latest assignment--rescue the brilliant, boldly charismatic and bona fide hottie Armand Magliore, a revolutionary leader of a war-ravaged Caribbean republic. Lia will need all of her special-ops training and all of her professional objectivity to get Armand to safety, and to keep their relationship from heating up. Even so, it isn't long before Lia discovers that extracting the handsome revolutionary from the dark, treacherous jungles will be the easy part. Guarding her heart from a darkly handsome rebel will test her to her limits.
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Author : Smith, Maureen
Publisher : Kimani Press
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Brookland

Product : Brookland
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Since her girlhood, Prudence Winship has gazed across the tidal straits from her home in Brooklyn to the city of Manhattan and yearned to bridge the distance. Now, established as the owner of the enormously successful gin distillery she inherited from her father, she can begin to realize her dream. Set in eighteenth-century Brooklyn, this is the story of a determined and intelligent woman who is consumed by a vision of a bridge: a gargantuan construction of timber and masonry she devises to cross the East River in a single, magnificent span. With the help of the local surveyor, Benjamin Horsfield, and her sisters--the high-spirited, obstreperous Tem, who works with her in the distillery, and the silent, uncanny Pearl--she fires the imaginations of the people of Brooklyn and New York by promising them a bridge that will meet their most pressing practical needs while being one of the most ambitious public works ever attempted. Prue's own life and the life of the bridge become inextricably bound together as the costs of the bridge, both financial and human, rise beyond her direst expectations. "Brookland" confirms Emily Barton's reputation as one of the finest writers of her generation, whose work is "blessedly post-ironic, engaging and heartfelt" (Thomas Pynchon).
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Author : Barton, Emily
Publisher : Farrar Straus Giroux
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Better Than Yesterday

Product : Better Than Yesterday
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : At the elite Hilliard Preparatory School, the competition is fierce, the gossip is worse, and Blake Dorsey has just arrived back on campus after an unexplained two-year absence. Skylar Banks has a hunch Blake's in trouble. Skylar's the most likely candidate for valedictorian, but she's no stranger to tricky situations herself. She's got a reputation for taking her relationships straight from JV to varsity, and that rep is about to catch up with her. Charley Morton doesn't have time for Blake's problems--not if he plans to get into Harvard like his parents expect, or to win over his dream girl (a.k.a. Skylar). But then Blake takes off for New York City, and Charley, Skylar, and her roommate, Marissa, have no choice but to risk their perfect transcripts to find him. It's a journey that will change the way they see each other-- and themselves--forever.
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Author : Schneider, Robyn
Publisher : Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers
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Owen Foote, Frontiersman

Product : Owen Foote, Frontiersman
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Wearing his coonskin cap, carrying his book about animal tracks, and armed with a jar of red pepper flakes in case he meets a bear or a mountain lion, Owen feels like a pioneer when he goes into the woods with his best friend, Joseph. But there are other kinds of varmints in the wilderness-not bears and mountain lions, but two big kids who have nothing better to do than trash a treehouse fort. It's up to Owen and Joseph to stop them, and so, following in the footsteps of his hero, Daniel Boone, Owen makes the forest his teacher. Using all the woodland lore at his disposal, Owen comes up with new identities for himself and Joseph-Wolverine and Badger-and a plan to drive out the intruders and reclaim their kingdom.
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Author : Greene, Stephanie / Weston, Martha
Publisher : Clarion Books
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Celeste Sails to Spain

Product : Celeste Sails to Spain
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Following the wonderful antics of Clive Eats Alligators and Rosie Sips Spiders, Celeste Sails to Spain depicts children happy to be themselves. Readers will delight in following the adventures of these familiar characters from Alison Lester's previous books-Frank, Clive, Nicky, Tessa, Ernie, Rosie, and Celeste. What does Clive do at the park? How does Rosie celebrate? Where does Celeste go in her dreams? Each child has a grand time, whether it be at the park, the zoo, in their room, or in their dreams. Celeste Sails to Spain will inspire young listeners and readers to try new things and to use their imaginations. And Alison Lester's cheerful detailed illustrations will have them clamoring for another read.
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Author : Lester, Alison
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
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Comeback

Product : Comeback
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : The half-million dollar robbery of a Christian Crusade engineered by Parker, Liss, and Mackey comes off without a hitch. Then the double cross begins, and a gathering of the faithful turns into a den of thieves -- a place where every move has a countermove and every lie leads to the deadliest moments of truth.
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Author : Stark, Richard
Publisher : Aspect
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The World in 1800

Product : The World in 1800
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : In the year 1800, almost everyone lived very much as their ancestors had, going back countless generations. In the countryside, illiterate peasantsthe majority of the populationstill scratched out a living from the soil, while in the cities, merchants hawked their wares in open-air market stalls and nobles led lives of opulent leisure. Yet, everywhere there were unmistakable signs that all of this would soon change forever. Spread by Frances seemingly invincible citizens army, the seeds of republicanism had been planted throughout Europe. In the Americas, the United States had proved to the world the feasibility of a government of, by, and for the people, and Mexico was threatening to follow its lead. And while it still took up to four months for an official dispatch to travel from London to Calcutta, Europes leading nations, France and England, had established global empire-building strategies. In the year 1800, the world suddenly found itself enmeshed in a web of mercantilism, war, and political intrigue, out of which a new worldour worldwas struggling to be born. In this compelling narrative renown- ed historian Olivier Bernier provides us with a riveting chronicle of that time, so vastly different from our own yet so pregnant with meaning for us as we embark upon a new century. From Europes bloodstained landscape to the prosperous ports and homesteads of a nascent United States, from the Spanish dominions of Central and South America to the slave trading posts of Africas Gold Coast and the lavish interiors of Chinas Forbidden City, Bernier takes us on a dizzying journey around the world, providing a finely textured portrait of civilization at the dawn of the modern era. Bringing all of his talents as a historian and a first-rate storyteller to bear, Bernier takes us inside the courts and parliaments of the major powers to listen in on the political discourse of the day. He leads us into the boudoirs and ballrooms of the rich, the cramped homes of the middle class, and the hovels of the poor to provide an intimate glimpse of the private lives of the first modern men and women. And he explores the seminal works of such masters as Beethoven, Goethe, David, and Hokusai to shed new light on the revolutionary trends that were taking shape in the arts, architecture, science, and philosophy. A spellbinding account of one of the most momentous chapters in the story of civilization, The World in 1800 is a singular achievement by a premier historian and an irresistible read for scholars and history buffs alike. "Olivier Berniers richly detailed, engaging, and elegant book offers a splendid refresher course on a pivotal moment in world historythe dawn of the modern era.""— Francine du Plessix Gray" ..."for the first time ever, the world was becoming one, united by war and by the survival of that most ancient of evils, slavery. Already during the Seven Years War, from 1756 to 1763, fighting had ranged acro
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Author : Bernier, Olivier
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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Multiple Streams of Internet Income: How Ordinary People Can Make Extraordinary Money Online

Product : Multiple Streams of Internet Income: How Ordinary People Can Make Extraordinary Money Online
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Praise for MULTIPLE STREAMS OF INTERNET INCOME "If ever the world needed some help to succeed on the Internet, this is the moment. Robert Allen's new book is just in time to save the day."-Jack Trout, President, Trout & Partners, Ltd., author, Differentiate or Die "Earning money ... serious money is no different than piloting a jet aircraft or baking an apple pie. You have to learn how and you must understand what you're doing. Robert Allen is a master flight instructor if you want your income to soar. He knows what 98% of our population have proven they don't know. Read his book and follow his advice. In a relatively short period of time you will become wealthy and be amazed at how much free time you have when you never have to worry about money."-Bob Proctor, author of the bestselling book You Were Born Rich "The only thing better than the promise in the title of Robert Allen's wonderful Multiple Streams of Internet Income is the enlightening information in the book itself. And the only thing better than the book is the life a reader can lead after reading the book and taking the actions that are suggested. Of all the books I've read about earning money online, this one tops the list for a multiple stream of reasons."-Jay Conrad Levinson, author of the Guerrilla Marketing series "Robert Allen has done it again Multiple Streams of Internet Income is an exciting look into the many creative things you can do with your money in today's new economy. I can't wait to use its wisdom " -Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager(R) and Big Bucks (R) "Information is less expensive to manufacture, promote, and ship than hard products such as running shoes and CDs. Robert Allen shares how you can apply Internet technology to selling information: books, reports, articles, seminars, speeches, and consulting. There are a lot of fluff books on e-commerce. This one is detailed, accurate, and readable. Multiple Streams of Internet Income is not just a book; it's a complete and hands-on course in advanced commerce. Congratulations."-Dan Poynter, author, The Self-Publishing Manual
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Author : Allen, Robert G.
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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Banking on Baghdad: Inside Iraq's 7,000-Year History of War, Profit, and Conflict

Product : Banking on Baghdad: Inside Iraq's 7,000-Year History of War, Profit, and Conflict
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Description : New York Times and international bestselling author Edwin Black uncovers Iraq's hidden economy and the companies that profit from its upheaval Big business and global warfare have long been fiery and symbiotic forces in Iraq. Banking on Baghdad tells the dramatic and tragic history of a land long the center of world commerce-and documents the many ways Iraq's recent history mirrors its tumultuous past. Tracing the involvement of Western governments and militaries, as well as oil, banking, and other corporate interests in Iraq, Black shows that today, just as yesterday, the world needs Iraq's resources-and is always willing to fight and invade in order to acquire and protect them. While demonstrating that Iraq itself is partially to blame for its current state of turmoil, Black does not shy away from the uncomfortable truth that war and profit have also played an equal part in creating the Iraq we know today. Just as he did in IBM and the Holocaust, Black exposes the hidden associations between leading corporations, war, and oil-such as the astonishing connections between Nazi Germany, Iraq, and the Holocaust. He exposes the war and race-based profiteering by some of the world's most prestigious corporations, as well as the political and economic ties between the Bush administration and the companies that gain handsomely from its foreign policy. Just as he did in War Against the Weak, Black offers a compelling blend of history and contemporary investigative journalism that spans a century and eschews easy answers for complicated questions. Edwin Black (Washington, DC) is the award-winning New York Times bestselling author of IBM and the Holocaust, The TransferAgreement, and War Against the Weak. His journalism has appeared in the Washington Post, The Village Voice, The Sunday Times (of London), and The Los Angeles Times.
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Author : Black, Edwin
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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Classic Crib Quilts and How to Make Them

Product : Classic Crib Quilts and How to Make Them
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Expertly compiled work presents a wealth of information on pieced and applique crib quilts: their history, 156 full-color photos of outstanding 19th- and early-20th-century creations, plus patterns and instructions for creating 13 charming covers. Also contains information on collecting, displaying, storing, and cleaning quilts.
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Author : Woodard, Thomas K. / Woodard, Thos K. / Greenstein, Blanche
Publisher : Dover Publications
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A Concise History of Bolivia

Product : A Concise History of Bolivia
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : A comprehensive survey of Bolivia's economic, social, cultural, and political evolution from the arrival of early man in the Andes to the present, A Concise History of Bolivia highlights fundamental changes since the National Revolution of 1952 and the return of democracy in 1982 and its present day consequences. These changes include the introduction of universal education and the rise of the mestizos and Indian populations to political power for the first time in the nation's history. Herbert S. Klein is Professor of Latin American History at Columbia University and has recently co-authored Slave and Economy in Sao Paolo, Brazil, 1750-1850 (Stanford, 2002). He is the author of The Atlantic Slave Trade (Cambridge, 1999) and Haciendas and Ayllus: Rural Society in the Bolivian Andes (Stanford, 1992). Professor Klein's other titles include African Slavery in Latin America and the Caribbean (Oxford, 1988) and Parties and Political Change in Bolivia, 1880-1952 (Cambridge, 1962).
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Author : Klein, Herbert S.
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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Ladyfingers and Nun's Tummies: A Lighthearted Look at How Foods Got Their Names

Product : Ladyfingers and Nun's Tummies: A Lighthearted Look at How Foods Got Their Names
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Description : What naughty joke is tucked inside every loaf of "pumpernickel"? Why do we call it a "Tootsie Roll"? How did a drunken brawl lead to the name "lobster Newburg"? What squiggly creature inspired the name of the pasta called "vermicelli"? "Ladyfingers and Nun's Tummies" reveals the surprising stories behind the names we give to the foods we eat. With her witty, engaging style, Martha Barnette serves up a savory feast of history, culture, folklore, and science. Hailed by the "Los Angeles Times" as one of the "The 100 Best Books of the Year," "Ladyfingers and Nun's Tummies" is a delectable exploration of the language of food and drink. For cooking enthusiasts and word lovers alike, this book provides a smorgasbord of knowledge and bountiful food for thought. "Everything in it is delightful to learn. Barnette takes us through languages and across millennia in a charming style that, starting with words describing things we eat, turns out to offer endless food for thought." --" The New Yorker" "Truly delicious . . . a vast multicultural smorgasbord of our culinary delights . . . a tour de force." -- Gene Bluestein," Los Angeles Times Book Review" ""Ladyfingers" will be savored by anyone with a fondness for food and a passion for language." --Francine Prose, "People" magazine "Why didn't anybody think of this before? . . . What fun Martha Barnette has made of it all, every name for every dish explained and traced and jollied." --William F. Buckley, Jr.
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Author : Barnette, Martha
Publisher : ASJA Press
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Professional Correctness: Literary Studies and Political Change

Product : Professional Correctness: Literary Studies and Political Change
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Description : The discipline of literary criticism is strictly defined, and the most pressing issues of our time--racism, violence against women and homosexuals, cultural imperialism, and the like--are located outside its domain. In "Professional Correctness," Stanley Fish raises a provocative challenge to those who try to turn literary studies into an instrument of political change, arguing that when literary critics try to influence society at large by addressing social and political issues, they cease to be literary critics at all. Anyone interested in the debate over the place of cultural studies in the field of literary criticism, or the more general question of whether academics can become the "public intellectuals" many aspire to be, needs to read Fish's powerful and unconventional argument for restoring discipline to the academy.
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Author : Fish, Stanley
Publisher : Harvard University Press
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Is It My Turn Now?

Product : Is It My Turn Now?
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : "Hello, friend." Children love to learn and are always figuring things out about themselves and the world around them. And the more they know, the better equipped they are to handle the challenges of growing up. Little Bill encourages children to value their family and friends, to feel good about themselves, and to learn to solve problems creatively.Happy reading -- Bill Cosby
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Author : Lukas, Catherine / Cavender, Bernie
Publisher : Simon & Schuster
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Forgotten Places (PB)

Product : Forgotten Places (PB)
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : On the surface they look very different--rugged northern New England with its primarily White population, the arid Lower Rio Grande Valley inhabited mainly by Hispanics, the green and humid Mississippi Delta with a mix of Black and White residents. But when it comes to economics, they have much in common--fortune passed them by. Along with other predominantly rural regions, these areas have fallen behind the rest of the United States in many ways, from job opportunity and education to health care and living conditions. In Forgotten Places, Thomas Lyson and William Falk have brought together works by regional experts on some of the major forgotten places throughout the country: northern New England, the Lower Rio Grande Valley, the Delta, Appalachia, the southern Black belt, the "flannel shirt frontier" of Oregon, the Ozarks, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and rural California. In these essays, the authors focus on problems that keep the regions below the national average in income and standard-of-living surveys. Although the dilemmas vary--a pre-abolition caste system retained in the Mississippi Delta; expendable resources from lumber to lead that have been nearly expended in such places as Ontonagon, Michigan and Oakridge, Oregon; and large farming operations that utilize low-paid, immigrant labor in California--the predicaments are often the same. High illiteracy, dead-end jobs, lack of adequate health care, poor housing conditions, lack of industry and capital, and inability to influence government policy have too often perpetuated a vicious circle of poverty for many people in forgotten places. Each chapter, focusing on a different region, examines why the area languished duringan era of economic growth; what social, economic, and political forces contributed to uneven development and poverty; what government has done to alleviate uneven development and lack of opportunity; current social and economic conditions; and locally based attempts to enhance economic development. And after delving into the past and present, the causes and the consequences, the authors speculate on what the future may bear.
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Author : Lyson, Thomas A. / Falk, William W.
Publisher : University Press of Kansas
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In Touch with God

Product : In Touch with God
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Description : With sweet simplicity, these prayers and meditations remind readers that the Light of the World will never leave them. There is no difficulty or wound out of reach of God's healing touch.
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Author : Shropshire, Marie
Publisher : Harvest House Publishers
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TExES 103 Bilingual Generalist EC-4: Texas Examinations of Educator Standards

Product : TExES 103 Bilingual Generalist EC-4: Texas Examinations of Educator Standards
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Description : "REA ... Real review, Real practice, Real results." Take your teaching career to the head of the class. TExES (103) BILINGUAL GENERALIST, EC-4 "For Texas Licensure" Are you prepared to excel on the TExES? * Get to know the test, how it is scored, and much more. * Set up a study schedule by following our flexible, results-driven timeline * Take the diagnostic Pretest to discover what you know and what you "should "know * Use REA's advice to ready yourself for proper study and success Sharpen your knowledge and skills * The book's comprehensive review covers all six state-defined domains and their competencies: Bilingual Education; English Language Arts and Reading; Mathematics; Social Studies; Science; Fine Arts, Health, and Physical Education. * Lessons reinforce necessary skills * Key tutorials enhance specific abilities needed on the test * Targeted drills increase comprehension and help organize study Practice for real * Create the closest experience to test-day conditions with the Pretest and full-length practice test * Chart your progress with full and detailed explanations of all answers * Boost confidence with test-taking strategies and experienced advice Get to the head of the class Get certified "REA books and software have proven to be the extra support teacher candidates need to pass their challenging test for state licensure. Our comprehensive study guides are teacher-recommended and written by educators who have mastered the test and the related program of study." " " " "
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Author : Rosado, Luis A. / Staff of Research Education Association
Publisher : Research & Education Association
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The Great Depression

Product : The Great Depression
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Description : Set out into the wilderness with Lewis and Clark or ride along on the Oregon and Santa Fe Trails with the pioneers who built the West. This series presents the important events and people that shaped United States history through interesting text and historically accurate photos and drawings. Each book includes a supplemental section on important dates and people, suggestions for finding more information, and a Did You Know? section filled with lots of interesting and unusual facts.
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Author : Burgan, Michael
Publisher : We the People
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George Speaks

Product : George Speaks
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Description : Here is the story of a baby who begins talking -- at the age of 4 weeks And it's not just the occasional word: George has a large vocabulary and plenty to say. From master storyteller Dick King-Smith, this is the hilarious story of a family turned upside-down by an unusually gifted (and demanding) infant. Illustrated with over 80 black and white line drawings.
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Author : King-Smith, Dick / Brown, Judy
Publisher : Roaring Brook Press
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Goodbye Mexico

Product : Goodbye Mexico
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Description : Intelligence Failure Two words now joined at the hip. Remember when our alphabet agencies - CIA, DIA, NSA, FBI - were actually competent? Are you sure? Maybe they were just better at burying their mistakes. . . . Our spooks have been playing games with other governments for half a century. Allies and enemies alike have gotten tired of our grubby fingerprints all over their national interests. Gearheardt's answer? Be sure to wear gloves Gearheardt - apparently back from the dead, or maybe Laos - wants to play for all the Mexican marbles, and he insists he needs Jack's help to do it. Just like the last time in Vietnam, he claims to be working for "the Company." Jack really "is" in the CIA now, temporarily running the Mexico City station at the embassy, and ought to know better, but Gearheardt's sexy assistant with the disdain for clothes is "so" darn cute and Gearheardt's insane resolve is just "so" darn convincing. (Even though it's true that the last time around they failed spectacularly in their attempt to get Ho Chi Minh to retire to Hawaii, and then they didn't even shoot him either.) But does the Agency really want the "Cubans" to take over Mexico? The worlds of espionage and subversion are as unpredictable and absurd as any other form of warfare. Working in the tradition of Graham Greene's "Our Man in Havana" and his own "Nam-A-Rama,"" "Phillip Jennings gives" Goodbye Mexico" riotous relevance with a clear-eyed look at how the right hand of our intelligence establishment often doesn't know what the left hand is doing. The result is laughter too loud to be covert and the haunting suspicion that truth may be stranger than fiction. If you thought the VietnamWar of "Nam-A-Rama"" "was crazy, you ain't seen nothin' yet. Say hello to "Goodbye Mexico" and the CIA and our foreign policy will never look the same again.
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Author : Jennings, Phillip
Publisher : Forge
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Ha'penny

Product : Ha'penny
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Description : In 1949, eight years after the "Peace with Honor" was negotiated between Great Britain and Nazi Germany by the Farthing Set, England has completed its slide into fascist dictatorship. Then a bomb explodes in a London suburb. The brilliant but politically compromised Inspector Carmichael of Scotland Yard is assigned the case. What he finds leads him to a conspiracy of peers and communists, of staunch King-and-Country patriots and hardened IRA gunmen, to murder Britain's Prime Minister and his new ally, Adolf Hitler. Against a background of increasing domestic espionage and the suppression of Jews and homosexuals, an ad-hoc band of idealists and conservatives blackmail the one person they need to complete their plot, an actress who lives for her art and holds the key to the Fuhrer's death. From the ha'penny seats in the theatre to the ha'pennys that cover dead men's eyes, the conspiracy and the investigation swirl around one another, spinning beyond anyone's control. In this brilliant companion to "Farthing," Welsh-born World Fantasy Award winner Jo Walton continues her alternate history of an England that could have been, with a novel that is both a critique of the classic detective novels of the thirties and forties, and an allegory of the world we live in today.
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Author : Walton, Jo
Publisher : Tor Books
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33003 Balanced Assessment: Middle Grades Assessment Package 1

Product : 33003 Balanced Assessment: Middle Grades Assessment Package 1
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : This new series, funded in part by the National Science Foundation, provides a balanced program for assessing student's mathematical performance at various grade levels. It focuses on a wide range of skills such as computation, patterns, geometry, and statistics. Each package offers ten to twenty tasks that provide students the opportunity to display their knowledge and skills as described in the NCTM standards. For each task there is an overview for the teacher, several renderings of typical work, and rubrics to assist in evaluating each student's work. Two packages are available for each grade level that include different but comparable tasks.
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Author : Dale Seymour Publications Secondary
Publisher : Dale Seymour Publications
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RAW Rolling Paper Roach Filter Tips Chlorine Free Filter tips / Roach Book
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RAW Rolling Paper Roach Filter Tips Chlorine Free Filter tips / Roach Book
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Genuine Japanese sword WW II Showa era
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TINTIN COLLECTION OF 24 FRIDGE MAGNET BOOK COVERS IMANES NEVERA
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Roller Montegrappa Beauty Book Lady, Plata .925, Limited Ed, ISBBTRCZ
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Francia Clodion dit Le Chevelu - King of France serial by Caqué - 1840
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Francia Louis X dit Le Hutin - King of France serial by Caqué - around 1840
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