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A Cultural History of Fairy Tales by
How have the fairy tales of different cultures changed over the centuries? What do they tell us about our fears and hopes?In a work that spans 2,500 years these ambitious questions are addressed by over 50 experts, each contributing their overview of a theme applied to a period in history. With the help of a broad range of case material they illustrate broad trends and nuances of the fairy tale in Western culture from antiquity to the present. Individual volume editors ensure the cohesion of the whole, and to make it as easy as possible to use, chapter titles are identical across each of the volumes. This gives the choice of reading about a specific period in one of the volumes, or following a theme across history by reading the relevant chapter in each of the six. The six volumes cover: 1 - Antiquity (500 BCE to 800 CE); 2 - Medieval Age (800 to 1450); 3 - The Age of the Marvelous (1450 to 1650); 4 - The Long Eighteenth Century (1650 to 1800); 5 - The Long Nineteenth Century (1800 to 1920); 6 - The Modern Age (1920 to the present). Themes (and chapter titles) are: Forms of the Marvelous; Adaptation; Gender and Sexuality; Humans and Non-Humans; Monsters and the Monstrous; Spaces; Socialization; and Power. The page extent for the pack is approximately 2,000pp. Each volume opens with Notes on Contributors and an Introduction and concludes with Notes, Bibliography, and an Index. The Cultural Histories Series A Cultural History of Fairy Tales is part of The Cultural Histories Series. Titles are available both as printed hardcover sets for libraries needing just one subject or preferring a one-off purchase and tangible reference for their shelves, or as part of a fully-searchable digital library available to institutions by annual subscription or on perpetual access (see www.bloomsburyculturalhistory.com).
Call Number: GR550 .C85 2021
Publication Date: 2021-07-15
Addiction Treatment by
ADDICTION TREATMENT covers the biological, psychological, and social aspects of alcoholism, eating disorders, compulsive gambling, and other addictions. The authors bridge the gap between the popular twelve-step and harm-reduction approaches, thus illuminating how you, as a future practitioner, can guide your clients down a trusted path that is tailored towards the client's particular needs. Through a number of first-person narratives about the experience of addiction, you will discover a realism and depth not commonly found in textbooks. Interesting and relevant topics -- such as the case against so-called underage drinking laws and an inside story of working in a casino -- draw you into the material and illustrate the importance of reducing harm within the biopsychological framework that ties the text together.
Call Number: RC564 .V35 2018
Publication Date: 2017-01-01
The Ceramics Bible Revised Edition by
Building on the success of the original volume, this revised edition of The Ceramics Bible features new techniques, terms, images, and artist profiles--as well as the tried-and-true step-by-step instruction and comprehensiveness that students, instructors, artists, and collectors have all come to appreciate. Since its debut in September 2011, The Ceramics Bible has been the go-to guide for anyone interested in this flourishing art form. The revised edition updates a quarter of the original content, while keeping the visually rich format and straightforward instruction that make the book such a valuable tool for makers and artists. Featuring a diverse array of contemporary artists, and a comprehensive guide to the best ceramics galleries, suppliers, residencies, workshops, and studios all over the world, this volume will teach you everything you want to know about making ceramics. AN EVERGREEN ART FORM: Ceramics and pottery never go out of style--in fact, these art forms continue to grow in popularity year after year. Whether you're a seasoned ceramicist searching for a reliable reference volume, or a new artist working your way through beginner techniques, this book is one you'll return to again and again. NEW AND IMPROVED: From social media marketing to 3D clay printing, the topics covered in this updated edition captures the technological and social changes that have shaped the practices and products of working ceramics artists. MORE THAN A HANDBOOK: With a plethora of gorgeous full-color photographs--including profiles of contemporary ceramics artists and examples of their work--The Ceramics Bible is both beautiful to behold and easy to use. This book will be equally at home on a living room coffee table as it is in the workshop. Perfect for: * Art and design students * Makers, craftspeople, ceramics artist, and pottery enthusiasts * Art instructors, educators, and collectors
Call Number: NK4225 .T39 2022
Publication Date: 2022-01-04
Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses by
Perfect for this student nurse!"Seriously, I love this book. It has already helped me ace 2 assignments! Definitely a must-have for student nurses."--Amy L., Online Student Reviewer SAFETY FIRST WITH 'CURE & CARE'! Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses®, Eighteenth Edition delivers everything you need to administer medications safely across the lifespan--643 well-organized monographs encompassing hundreds of generic drugs and thousands of trade names. Its nursing-focused Cure & Care' approach explains what the drug does and describes what the nurse does and how the nursing process relates to the pharmacotherapeutics. BONUS! FREE DIGITAL ACCESS An access code inside new, printed texts unlocks your one-year, FREE 1-year subscription to DrugGuide.com, Davis's Drug Guide Online, powered by Unbound Medicine, information on more than 5,000 trade names and generic drugs, as well as audio pronunciations and color photographs, all updated regularly. LIFE-SAVING GUIDANCE AT A GLANCE In-depth coverage of patient safety, red tab for high-alert medications, red, capitalized letters for life-threatening side effects, and REMS (Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies) icon Special considerations for patient populations Icon highlighting pharmacogenomic content IV administration coverage Patient and family teaching guidance Canadian-specific content identified with a maple leaf icon FREE ONLINE LEARNING, CARE PLANNING & PATIENT EDUCATION TOOLS Audio Pronunciation Library of 1,200+ drug names Tutorials with self-tests, Preventing Medication Errors and Psychotropic Drugs Calculators for body mass index (BMI), metric conversions, IV drip rates, dosage/KG and Fahrenheit/Celsius. Interactive Case Studies, each followed by a series of questions Eight audio podcasts covering must-know information, concepts, and considerations for safe drug administration Video clips illustrating the safe administration of medications
Call Number: RM301.12 .V35 2023
Publication Date: 2022-05-18
ICD-10-CM 2020 the Complete Official Codebook by
ICD-10-CM 2020: The Complete Official Codebook provides the entire updated code set for diagnostic coding, organized to make the challenge of accurate coding easier. This codebook is the cornerstone for establishing medical necessity, determining coverage and ensuring appropriate reimbursement. Each of the 21 chapters in the Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is organized to provide quick and simple navigation to facilitate accurate coding. The book also contains supplementary appendixes including a coding tutorial, pharmacology listings, a list of valid three-character codes and additional information on Z-codes for long-term drug use and Z-codes that can only be used as a principal diagnosis. Official coding guidelines for 2020 are bound into this codebook. Features and Benefits: Full list of code changes. Quickly see the complete list of new, revised, and deleted codes affecting the FY 2020 codes. QPP symbol in the tabular section. The symbol identifies diagnosis codes associated with Quality Payment Program (QPP) measures under MARCA. The addition of more than 100 coding tips. Obtain insight into coding for physician and outpatient settings. The addition of more than 300 new definitions in the tabular listing. Assign codes with confidence based on illustrations and definitions designed to highlight key components of the disease process or injury. Intuitive features and format. This edition includes full-color illustrations and visual alerts, including color-coding and symbols that identify coding notes and instructions, additional character requirements, codes associated with CMS hierarchical condition categories (HCC), Medicare Code Edits (MCEs), manifestation codes, other specified codes, and unspecified codes. Placeholder X. This icon alerts the coder to an important ICD-10-CM convention-the use of a "placeholder X" for three-, four- and five-character codes requiring a seventh character extension. Coding guideline explanations and examples. Detailed explanations and examples related to application of the ICD-10-CM chapter guidelines are provided at the beginning of each chapter in the tabular section. Muscle/tendon translation table. This table is used to determine muscle/tendon action (flexor, extensor, other), which is a component of codes for acquired conditions and injuries affecting the muscles and tendons Appendices. Supplement your coding knowledge with information on proper coding practices, risk adjustment coding, pharmacology, and Z codes.
Call Number: RB115 .I3534 2019
Publication Date: 2019-09-30
Substance Abuse Counseling by
This book provides a practical and comprehensive overview of substance abuse counseling--great to keep as a reference after you complete your course. SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING, 6th Edition, focuses on empirical studies and the importance of treating clients with a collaborative and respectful approach. These values lay the foundation for individualized treatment planning, attention to the client's social environment, a multicultural perspective and client advocacy. Personalized assessment, treatment planning and behavior change strategies show you how to meet your clients' needs and select the most effective treatment modalities for each individual. And in the MindTap digital learning solution, you can read an ebook version of the text and download useful forms and questionnaires.
Call Number: RC564 .L49 2019
Publication Date: 2018-03-02
What Is Psychology? by
Get excited about learning psychology as the fascinating examples and riveting presentation in WHAT IS PSYCHOLOGY? FOUNDATIONS, APPLICATIONS, AND INTEGRATION, 5E show you how important this study is to your life and your career. Award-winning authors Pastorino and Doyle-Portillo present the foundations of psychology today, based on the latest APA guidelines, using an engaging approach that captures curiosity and motivates you to explore and read more from page one. New features demonstrate the relevance of psychology to any career today, while the latest research introduces emerging trends, such as the subliminal perception and social cues, and emphasizes diversity. Each part opens with an attention-grabbing case study that is woven throughout the chapters to demonstrate how principles are integrated and applicable to your life. MindTap digital resources build on this with discussions and activities that encourage you to apply what you've learned to your own experience.
Call Number: BF121 .P3488 2022
Publication Date: 2021-02-18
A world of art by
Sayre teaches students how to ask the right questions about the visual world that surrounds us, and to then respond meaningfully to the complexity of that world. New to the eighth edition, seven thematic chapters help students better identify and understand major themes of art--such as "the cycle of life" and "the body, gender, and identity"--that transcend different eras and regions.
Call Number: N7425.S29 2016
Publication Date: 2015
For courses in Physiological Psychology and Biopsychology Explore how the central nervous system governs behavior Biopsychology presents a clear, engaging introduction to biopsychological theory and research through a unique combination of biopsychological science and personal, reader-oriented discourse. Original author John Pinel and new co-author Steven Barnes address students directly and interweave the fundamentals of the field with clinical case studies, useful metaphors, and memorable anecdotes that make course material personally and socially relevant to readers. In addition to expanded learning objectives that guide students through the course, the Tenth Edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect this rapidly progressing scientific field. Available to package with Biosychology, Tenth Edition, MyLab(tm) Psychology is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. MyLab Psychology is ideal for courses requiring robust assessments. Biosychology, Tenth Edition is also available via Revel(tm), an interactive digital learning environment that replaces the print textbook, enabling students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience. Revel is ideal for courses where student engagement and mobile access are important. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; Pearson MyLab does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. 0134743369 / 9780134743363 Biopsychology plus MyLab Psychology with eText - Access Card Package, 10/e Package consists of: 0134203690 / 9780134203690 Biopsychology, 10/e 0134727746 / 9780134727745 MyLab Psychology with eText Access Card
Call Number: QP360.P463 2017
Publication Date: 2017-01-01
In Comandante, acclaimed journalist Rory Carroll tells the inside story of Chavez's life, his time as Venezuela's president, and his legacy. In beautiful prose that blends the lyricism and strangeness of magical realism with the brutal, ugly truth of authoritarianism, Comandante offers a cautionary tale for our times.
Call Number: F2329.22.C54 C27 2013
Publication Date: 2014-02-25
Family of Pascual Duarte by
Cela was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in October 1989, and this novel is considered by many to be his masterpiece. It is the story of an ignorant Castillian peasant and multiple murderer, and it tells of the savage impulses behind his crimes and his redeeming characteristics.
Call Number: PQ6605.E44 F313 1990
Publication Date: 1990-01-01
Imperial Eyes by
First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Call Number: D34.L29 P73 1991
Publication Date: 1992
Inventing America by
In Inventing America, José Rabasa presents the view that Columbus's historic act was not a discovery, and still less an encounter. The notion of America as a European invention challenges the popular conception of the New World as a natural entity to be discovered or understood.
Call Number: E141 .R23 1993
Publication Date: 1994-02-15
The Labyrinth of Solitude by
One of the major poets of our time here probes and defines Mexican character and culture in a series of essays. Silence, irony, the formalization of social life -- these are the masks that permit the Mexican to conceal his personality. Far more than an interpretation of his own country alone, this book is also a penetrating commentary on the plight of Latin America today as a whole, an enlightening view of the North American -- "who wanders in an abstract world of machines, fellow citizens, and moral precepts"--And a universally applicable evaluation of the situation of contemporary man.
Call Number: F1210.P313 1961
Publication Date: 1962-01-01
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave by
Born a slave in 1818 on a plantation in Maryland, Douglass became a newspaper editor, a political activist, and an eloquent spokesperson for the civil rights of African Americans. He lived through the Civil War, the end of slavery, and the beginning of segregation. He was celebrated internationally as the leading black intellectual of his day, and his story still resonates in ours.
Call Number: E449 .D749 2005
Publication Date: 2005-08-01
Race in America by
Every chapter of Race in America examines how racism intersects with other forms of social division--those based on gender, class, sexuality, ability, religion, and nationhood--as well as how whiteness surrounds us in unnamed ways that produce and reproduce a multitude of privileges for white people.
Call Number: E184.A1 D36 2016
Publication Date: 2015-10-01
The Souls of Black Folk by
One of the most influential books ever published in America, W. E. B. Du Bois's The Souls of Black Folk is an eloquent collection of fourteen essays that describe the life, the ambitions, the struggles, and the passions of African Americans at the transition from the nineteenth to the twentieth century. The first African American to receive a Ph.D. from Harvard University, Du Bois was a sociologist, historian, novelist, and activist whose astounding career spanned the nation's history from Reconstruction to the Civil Rights Movement.
Call Number: E185.5 .D817 2005
Publication Date: 2005-01-06
Spanish Phrasebook for Medical and Social Services Professionals by
These pocket phrasebooks provide students and professionals a handy reference for real-life and on-the-job situations. They contain vocabulary and phrases arranged alphabetically, specific to each worktext.
Call Number: PC4121 .J362 2000
Publication Date: 1999
Yearning: race, gender, and cultural politics by
Crosses disciplinary boundaries, boldly interrupting business as usual in the major debates on post-modern theory, cultural criticism, and the politics of race and gender.
Call Number: E185.86 .H742 1990
Publication Date: 1999
Some Write to the Future by
Formerly exiled Chilean author Ariel Dorfman, one of Latin America's greatest writers and a major literary figure of the twentieth century, is known for such critically acclaimed works as the novel Widows and the play Death and the Maiden. A master of various literary forms, this collection draws together Dorfman's critical essays on contemporary Latin American writing.
Call Number: PQ7082.N7 D67 1991
Publication Date: 1991-04-30
Cruel Fictions, Cruel Realities by
Editor and translator Kathy Leonard created this superb and diverse anthology to provide a literary outlet for the best of the new fiction by contemporary Latin American women authors. Through her work with the authors represented here, Leonard brings to these stories an uncompromised clarity of translation as well as useful biographical information about the authors. Subjects of the stories vary widely, with most of the stories marked with heavy doses of magic realism or black humor.
Call Number: PQ7087.E5 C78 1997
Publication Date: 1997-08-01
Eye of the Heart by
US; 42 short stories from the finest writers in Latin American literature.
Call Number: PQ7087.E5 E94 1990
Publication Date: 1990-08-01
Masterworks Latin American by
A collection of Latin American short fiction which is designed to enable readers to savour an individual writer's style and vision. These eight novellas are by some of Latin America's most popular and critically acclaimed writers."
Call Number: PQ7087.E5 M3 1996
Publication Date: 1996-01-01
Exemplary Stories by
Composed throughout Cervantes's writing life and mentioned in Don Quixote, his Exemplary Stories are among the first and finest Spanish short stories: ranging from traditional tales of love to incisive moral fables. In The Little Gipsy Girl, an Italianate romance, the nomadic life is idealised through a love affair between the beautiful Preciosa and a nobleman who agrees to live as a gipsy to win her heart. Elsewhere, the intricacies of love are further explored in tales such as The Jealous Extremaduran, while the picaresque Rinconette and Cortadillo, depicting the friendship between a card-sharper and a pickpocket, presents a very different insight into the lower classes of seventeenth-century Spain. Widely regarded as one of Cervantes's greatest stories, The Dogs' Colloquy brilliantly captures Spanish conversation and society in its depiction of a discussion between two dogs mysteriously granted the gift of speech.
Call Number: PQ6329.A6 E8 1972
Publication Date: 1986-03-04
Renaissance and Baroque Poetry of Spain by
This book provides a sampling of the major genres of poetry associated with the Renaissance tradition.
Call Number: PQ6184 .R45 1988
Publication Date: 1988-07-01
Scents of Wood and Silence by
Composed of 23 enlightening stories by Latin American women, this collection pairs internationally known authors such as Isabel Allende, Luisa Valenzuela, Lydia Cabrera, Clarice Lispector and Silvina Ocampo with outstanding translators such as Gregory Rabassa, Margaret Sayers Peden, Diana V#65533;lez, and Jill Levine. The anthology features a general bibliography as well as individual bibliographies on each author.
Call Number: PQ7087.E5 S36 1991
Publication Date: 1991-01-01
You Can't Drown the Fire by
Partnoy (The Little School: Tales of Disappearance & Survival in Argentina), who was imprisoned during Argentina's military dictatorship, gives voice to women from eight politically oppressive Latin American countries. They relate their harrowing, valuable stories through essays, fiction, poetry and correspondence.
Call Number: PQ7087.E5 Y68 1988
Publication Date: 1988-05-01
Short Stories by Latin American Women by
Short stories by thirty Latin American women authors including Isabel Allende, Rosario Ferré, and Amparo Davila.
Call Number: PQ7087.F5 .S46 1990
Publication Date: 1990-04-01
Plotting Women by
Where is the common ground for feminist theory and Latin American culture? Jean Franco explores Mexican women's struggle for interpretive power in relation to the Catholic religion, the nation, and post-modern society; and examines the writings of women who wrote under the shadow of recognized male writers, as well as the works of more marginal figures. In this original and skillfully written book Franco demonstrates the many feminisms that emerge in apparently rigid and adverse situations, and provides the foundation for a more comprehensive, less ethnocentric feminst theory.
Call Number: PQ7133 .F73 1989
Publication Date: 1991-12-09
The first collection of short fiction to bring together writing by Latinas from both the US and Latin America.
Call Number: PN6120.92.H56 C8 1983
Publication Date: 1983-06-01
A spectacularly rich novel spanning fifty years in the history of a nation, a family, and a love affair. Set in the noble Mexican city of Puebla, this is the beautifully romantic story of Emilia Sauri, a charmed young woman in love with two men'one, a quixotic activist who heeds the call of the revolution, the other, a stable and devoted doctor who helps Emilia realize her own gift for healing. ? Riverhead's first full-tilt love story'with enormous crossover commercial potential? #1 bestseller throughout Latin America and Spain, selling 25,000 copies in its first week on sale in Mexico? Mastretta's first novel, Tear This Heart Out, has sold over one million copies worldwide
Call Number: PQ7298.23.A795 M3813 1998
Publication Date: 1998-03-01
Selected Poems of Rubén Darío by
Rubén Darío changed the whole course of Spanish poetry, by converting it to "modernism" and by halting what he called "the mummification of Spanish rhythms." Exotic, erratic, revolutionary, he was a major poet by any standards. This translation, by a man who is himself a poet, brings to English readers the whole range of Darío's verse?from the stinging little poems of Thistles to the dark, tired lines written at the end of his life.
Call Number: PQ7519.D3 A23 1965
Publication Date: 1965-01-01
Collected Fictions by
Jorge Luis Borges has been called the greatest Spanish-language writer of our century. Now for the first time in English, all of Borges' dazzling fictions are gathered into a single volume, brilliantly translated by Andrew Hurley. From his 1935 debut with The Universal History of Iniquity, through his immensely influential collections Ficciones and The Aleph, these enigmatic, elaborate, imaginative inventions display Borges' talent for turning fiction on its head by playing with form and genre and toying with language. Together these incomparable works comprise the perfect one-volume compendium all those who have long loved Borges, and a superb introduction to the master's work for those who have yet to discover this singular genius.
Call Number: PQ7797.B635 A24 1998
Publication Date: 1998-09-01
Collected Novellas by
Renowned as a master of magical realism, Gabriel Garcia Marquez has long delighted readers around the world with his exquisitely crafted prose. Brimming with unforgettable characters and set in exotic locales, his fiction transports readers to a world that is at once fanciful, haunting, and real.
Call Number: PQ8180.17.A73 A6 1990
Publication Date: 1990-10-01
The Autumn of the Patriarch by
"Majestic . . . Superb . . . a stunning portrait of the archetype, the pathological fascist tyrant. Garcia Marquez is as exorbitant as Melville and Dostoyevsky."--New York Times Book Review
Call Number: PQ8180.17.A73 O813 1991
Publication Date: 1991-10-11
A Cultural History of Latin America by
The Cambridge History of Latin America is a large scale, collaborative, multi-volume history of Latin America during the five centuries from the first contacts between Europeans and the native peoples of the Americas in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries to the present.
Call Number: F1413 .C78 1998
Publication Date: 2012-06-05
Popol Vuh by
The Popol Vuh, the Quiche Mayan book of creation, is one of the extraordinary documents of the human imagination and the most important text in the native languages of the Americas. It begins with the deeds of Mayan gods in the darkness of a primeval sea and ends with the radiant splendor of the Mayan lords who founded the Quiche kingdom in the Guatemalan highlands. Originally written in Mayan hieroglyphs, it was transcribed in the Spanish alphabet in the sixteenth century. This is the first unabridged English edition of the work, in Dennis Tedlock's widley prasied translation, with a full introduction and commentaries on the text.
Call Number: F1465 .P813 1985
Publication Date: 1985-05-01
The Motorcycle Diaries by
This is the lively and highly entertaining travel diary of a youthful Che Guevara, when as a medical student in 1951 he sets out from Argentina on an unreliable motorcycle with his buddy Alberto Granado to discover the continent of Latin America.
Call Number: F2224 .G7813 2004
Publication Date: 2004-09-01
This is the first attempt at synthesis of the varied data--ethnographic, historical, archaeological, and archival--on the impact of the Spanish conquest and Spanish rule on Indian society in Peru. Although the Huarochirí region is a source of most of the case histories and illustrative material, this is not a narrow regional study but a major work illuminating one of the two centers, along with Mexico, of settled Indian civilization and Spanish occupation in America.
Call Number: F3429.1.H83 S65 1984
Publication Date: 1984-06-01
Benchmark Series: Microsoft Office 365, 2019 Edition by
The Benchmark Series is designed for students to develop a mastery skill level in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Its graduated, three-level instructional approach moves students to analyse, synthesise, and evaluate information. Multi-part, projects-based exercises build skill mastery with activities that require independent problem solving, which challenge students to execute strategies they will encounter in today's workplace. Complete course content is delivered in the Cirrus learning environment through a series of scheduled assignments that report to a grade book to track student progress and achievements.
Call Number: HF5548.4.M525 R8678 2020
Publication Date: 2019-06-30
A Guide to Writing Sociology Papers by
Ideal for instructors and students in a wide range of sociological courses, this guide makes the case that thinking and writing are integrally related and that writing, therefore, exercises the sociological imagination. Written in a clear and conversational style, "A Guide to Writing Sociology Papers" examines a wide range of writing assignments for sociology courses at all levels of the curriculum. Employing a variety of writing samples as a means to illustrate effective writing, this brief and inexpensive text teaches students how to deftly research and write about sociology.
Call Number: HM569 .G95 2007
Publication Date: 2007-09-21
The Sociology Student Writer's Manual by
Dealing specifically with writing sociology papers, this updated reference manual helps both beginning and advanced students learn how to research and write in sociology and how to improve their writing ability in general. Based on the authors' extensive experience in teaching a variety of sociology courses, it combines the latest sociological research and writing techniques with a broad spectrum of writing activities. It gives specific directions for writing a variety of papers in sociology - from introductory to advanced - while also providing instructions on how to write and how to format the paper and cite sources following the American Sociological Association's guidelines.
Call Number: HM585 .S638 2004
Publication Date: 2003-10-14
The Real World by
The Real World succeeds in classrooms because it focuses on the perspective that students care about most--their own. In every chapter, authors Kerry Ferris and Jill Stein use examples from everyday life and popular culture to draw students into thinking sociologically and to show the relevance of sociology to our relationships, our jobs, and our future goals. New to the Fifth Edition, two Data Workshops in every chapter give students a chance to apply theoretical concepts to their personal lives and actually do sociology.
Call Number: HM586 .F48 2016
Publication Date: 2016-06-01
Unmaking Race and Ethnicity by
Race and ethnicity is a contentious topic that presents complex problems with no easy solutions. (Un)Making Race and Ethnicity: A Reader, edited by Michael O. Emerson, Jenifer L. Bratter, and Sergio Chavez, helps instructors and students connect with primary texts in ways that are informativeand interesting, leading to engaging discussions and interactions. With more than thirty collective years of teaching experience and research in race and ethnicity, the editors have chosen selections that will encourage students to think about possible solutions to solving the problem of racialinequality in our society.Featuring global readings throughout, (Un)Making Race and Ethnicity covers both race and ethnicity, demonstrating how they are different and how they are related. It includes a section dedicated to unmaking racial and ethnic orders and explains challenging concepts, terms, and references to enhancestudent learning.
Call Number: HT1521 .U557 2017
Publication Date: 2016-07-20
Midnight in Mexico by
One of Time Magazine's Sixteen Best True Crime Books of All Time A crusading Mexican-American journalist searches for justice and hope in an increasingly violent Mexico In the last decade, more than 100,000 people have been killed or disappeared in the Mexican drug war, and drug trafficking there is a multibillion-dollar business. In a country where the powerful are rarely scrutinized, noted Mexican-American journalist Alfredo Corchado refuses to shrink from reporting on government corruption, murders in Juárez, or the ruthless drug cartels of Mexico. One night, Corchado received a tip that he could be the next target of the Zetas, a violent paramilitary group--and that he had twenty-four hours to find out if the threat was true. Midnight in Mexico is the story of one man's quest to report the truth of his country--as he races to save his own life.
Call Number: HV5840.M4 C67 2014
Publication Date: 2014-05-27
Practical Law Office Management by
Succeed in your course and prepare for your paralegal career with PRACTICAL LAW OFFICE MANAGEMENT, 4th Edition. This hands-on text provides easy-to-understand coverage of day-to-day law office management topics, including client relations and communication skills; legal fees, timekeeping, and billing; client trust funds and law office accounting; calendaring, docket control, and case management; legal marketing; and file and law library management. Included with the text is Clio�s Boutique Plan cloud-based software that provides detailed, step-by-step tutorials and an opportunity to learn computer software as it applies to the law office environment. Throughout the text up-to-date forms, charts, and checklists illustrate important forms relating to paralegals in the law office, and hands-on exercises help you master key skills and concepts you�ll need on the job. Attention Premium Website user: Cengage support for existing users of Premium Websites will end of 8/1.
Call Number: KF318.R66 2017
Publication Date: 2016-01-01
The Complete Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers by
The Complete Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers written by Alexander Hamilton & James Madison & John Jay and Patrick Henry among others is widely considered by many to be among the most important historical collections of all time. In "The Federalist Papers," three of the founding fathers brilliantly defend their revolutionary charter: the Constitution of the United States. The Anti-Federalist Papers are a collection of articles, written in opposition to the ratification of the 1787 United States Constitution. Unlike the Federalist Papers written in support of the Constitution, the authors of these articles, mostly operating under pen names, were not engaged in a strictly organized project. Major Anti-Federalist authors included Cato (likely George Clinton), Brutus (likely Robert Yates), Centinel (Samuel Bryan), and the Federal Farmer (either Melancton Smith, Richard Henry Lee, or Mercy Otis Warren). Speeches by Patrick Henry and Smith are included as well.
Call Number: KF4515.C66 2014
Publication Date: 2014-02-09
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by
A revised edition of the classic drawing book that has sold more than 1.7 million copies in the United States alone. Translated into more than seventeen languages, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is the world's most widely used drawing instruction book. Whether you are drawing as a professional artist, as an artist in training, or as a hobby, this book will give you greater confidence in your ability and deepen your artistic perception, as well as foster a new appreciation of the world around you. This revised/updated fourth edition includes: a new preface and introduction; crucial updates based on recent research on the brain's plasticity and the enormous value of learning new skills/ utilizing the right hemisphere of the brain; new focus on how the ability to draw on the strengths of the right hemisphere can serve as an antidote to the increasing left-brain emphasis in American life-the worship of all that is linear, analytic, digital, etc.; an informative section that addresses recent research linking early childhood "scribbling" to later language development and the importance of parental encouragement of this activity; and new reproductions of master drawings throughout A life-changing book, this fully revised and updated edition of Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is destined to inspire generations of readers to come.
Call Number: NC730.E34 2012
Publication Date: 2012-04-26
Call Number: PC4112 .G49 2001
Publication Date: 2000-11-01
Spanish for Medical Personnel by
This manual presents situations and vocabulary that medical personnel encounter in the course of their daily work. Correlated to Basic Spanish Grammar, 6/e, dialogues, personalized questions, grammar exercises, situational role-plays, and realia-based activities introduce and reinforce key medical vocabulary while encouraging students to communicate in Spanish. Supplementary readings on illnesses such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and AIDS reflect some of the most urgent concerns of the medical community. The Sixth Edition features up-to-date medical vocabulary, medical notes from a cross-cultural perspective, and practical reference information.
Call Number: PC4120.M3 J37 1996
Publication Date: 2000-01-01
Spanish Phrasebooks by
These pocket phrasebooks provide students and professionals a handy reference for real-life and on-the-job situations. They contain vocabulary and phrases arranged alphabetically, specific to each worktext.
Call Number: PC4121 .J312 2000
Publication Date: 1999-12-21
American Film by
A beautiful book and a brisk read, American Film is the most enjoyable and interesting overview of the history of American filmmaking available. Focused on aspects of the film business that are of perennial interest to undergraduates, this book will engage students from beginning to end.
Call Number: PN1993.5.U6 L46 2008
Publication Date: 2007-11-07
World on Film by
This uniquely engaging and lively textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to international film, from the golden age of European cinema to the contemporary blockbusters of India and Asia, and the post World War II emergence of global film culture. Offers an overview of film culture in European countries such as France, Sweden and Spain, as well as Africa, Hong Kong, China, and India, in a clear and conversational style to engage the student reader Provides a detailed exploration of the impact of globalization on international cinema Includes a comprehensive companion website (www.wiley.com/go/worldonfilm) with an expansive gallery of film stills also found in the text, plus access to sample syllabi for faculty and a detailed FAQ Addresses the differences in visual and narrative strategies between Hollywood-influenced movies and international cinema Highlights key words within the text and provides a comprehensive glossary of critical vocabulary for film studies Each chapter includes in-depth case studies of individual films and directors, cultural and historical context, selected filmographies, and ideas for projects, essays, and further research
Call Number: PN1994 .N55 2010
Publication Date: 2010-02-22
The Art of Watching Films by
With an emphasis on the narrative film, The Art of Watching Films challenges students to take their film experience further by sharpening their powers of observation, developing the skills and habits of perceptive watching, and discovering complex aspects of film art that they might otherwise overlook. The Art of Watching Films introduces the formal elements and production process of films, and helps students analytically view and understand films within their historical, cultural and social contexts. The text presents an analytical framework that can be applied to all movies, as distinctly different as Avatar, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Vertigo, Iron-Man, Man on Wire, and The Hurt Locker. Instructors and students can now access their course content through the Connect digital learning platform by purchasing either standalone Connect access or a bundle of print and Connect access. McGraw-Hill Connect® is a subscription-based learning service accessible online through your personal computer or tablet. Choose this option if your instructor will require Connect to be used in the course. Your subscription to Connect includes the following: * SmartBook® - an adaptive digital version of the course textbook that personalizes your reading experience based on how well you are learning the content. * Access to your instructor's homework assignments, quizzes, syllabus, notes, reminders, and other important files for the course. * Progress dashboards that quickly show how you are performing on your assignments and tips for improvement. * The option to purchase (for a small fee) a print version of the book. This binder-ready, loose-leaf version includes free shipping. Complete system requirements to use Connect can be found here: http://www.mheducation.com/highered/platforms/connect/training-support-students.html
Call Number: PN1995 .B525 2012
Publication Date: 2011-04-13
America on Film by
America on Film: Representing Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality in the Movies, 2nd Edition is a lively introduction to issues of diversity as represented within the American cinema. Provides a comprehensive overview of the industrial, socio-cultural, and aesthetic factors that contribute to cinematic representations of race, class, gender, and sexuality Includes over 100 illustrations, glossary of key terms, questions for discussion, and lists for further reading/viewing Includes new case studies of a number of films, including Crash, Brokeback Mountain, and Quinceañera
Call Number: PN1995.9.M56 B46 2009
Publication Date: 2009-01-20
I the Supreme by
Call Number: PQ8259.R56 Y613 1987
Publication Date: 1987-04-12
The Storyteller by
The story of a Peruvian Jew, Saul -- an outsider by ethnicity and appearance -- as he is transformed from a conscience-stricken, modern man obsessed with the survival of the pre-modern peoples of the Amazon into a member of the tribe, indeed the tribal storyteller.
Call Number: PQ8498.32.A65 H3413 1989
Publication Date: 1989-11-08
Tent of Miracles by
The Wisconsin edition is not for sale in the British Commonwealth (excluding Canada), the Republic of Ireland, or South Africa.
Call Number: PQ9697.A647 T3513 1988
Publication Date: 1988-08-01
The Handmaid's Tale by
First published in 1985, The Handmaid's Tale is a novel of such power that the reader is unable to forget its images and its forecast. With more than two million copies in print, it is Margaret Atwood's most popular and compelling novel. Set in the near future, it describes life in what once was the United States, now called the Republic of Gilead. Reacting to social unrest, and a sharply declining birthrate, the new regime has reverted to -- even gone beyond -- the repressive tolerance of the original Puritans. Offred is a Handmaid who may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant because she is only valued as long as her ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the years before, when she lived and made love with her husband, Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now. Funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing, The Handmaid's Tale is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and tour de force.
Call Number: PR9199.3.A8 H3 1998
Publication Date: 1986-02-01
Salvage the Bones by
WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD'A brilliantly pacy adventure story ... Ward writes like a dream' THE TIMES___________________________Hurricane Katrina is building over the Gulf of Mexico, threatening the coastal town of Bois Sauvage, Mississippi, and Esch's father is growing concerned. He's a hard drinker, largely absent, and it isn't often he worries about the family.Esch and her three brothers are stockpiling food, but there isn't much to save. Lately, Esch can't keep down what food she gets; at fifteen, she has just realized that she's pregnant. Her brother Skeetah is sneaking scraps for his prized pit bull's new litter, dying one by one. Meanwhile, brothers Randall and Junior try to stake their claim in a family long on child's play and short on parenting.As the novel progresses through twelve dramatic days, this unforgettable family - motherless children sacrificing for one another as they can, protecting and nurturing where love is scarce - pulls itself up to face another day.___________________________'Masterful ... A palpable sense of desire and sorrow animates every page ... Salvage the Bones has the aura of a classic about it' WASHINGTON POST'Beautifully written ... A powerful depiction of grinding poverty, where somehow, amid the deprivation, the flame of filial affection survives and a genuine spirit of community is able to triumph over everything the system and nature can throw at it' DAILY MAIL
Call Number: PS3623.A7323 S36 2012
Publication Date: 2011-10-03
Using Latin : book two by
A classic textbook for Latin. It mixes stories about roman history with grammar and vocabulary.
Call Number: PA2087 .H6 1963
Publication Date: 1963
The Search for Alexander by
Published with the cooperation of the Greek Minsitry of Culture and Science.
Call Number: DF11.3.W37 S4 1980
Publication Date: 1980-11-01
Ancient Rome by
[series copy] The Monuments Past and Present series explores the ancient regions of Rome, Greece, and Pompeii with an eye toward contrasting what they were with what they are today. Important monuments and districts are presented with overlays that clearly depict how these notable ancient sites look today and how they may have appeared when first built. These titles are excellent resources for travelers, students, and anyone else interested in the fascinating histories of these ancient regions. Beginning with the Colosseum, the symbol of "The Eternal City," this volume explores twenty-four significant ancient landmarks such as the Roman Forum, Circus Maximus, the Pantheon, and the Appain Way.
Call Number: DG63 .S62 2000
Publication Date: 2000-01-06
Ancient Greece by
This tour through ancient Greece includes the Acropolis, the temple o Poseidon, the Agora, Olympia and Delphi. Overlays depict the sculptures and other adornments thought to have embellished the buildings in their day.
Call Number: NA270 .A53 1997
Publication Date: 2000-01-06
Pompeii: Monuments Past and Present by
A look at this fabled city--buried beneath a rain of ash and cinder during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD--includes the Porta Marina, one of the best preserved gates to the city, as well as the Forum, tmple of Apollo, and several public walkways and private villas.
Call Number: DG70.P7 D44 1995
Publication Date: 2000-01-06
Classical Mythology and More by
Designed as an introduction to classical mythology for middle and high-school students, presents retellings of favorite myths, sidebar summaries, and review exercises with the answers at the back of the book.
Call Number: PE1127.F3 C65 2007
Publication Date: 2007-06-01
Mom and Me and Mom by
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * A moving memoir about the legendary author's relationship with her own mother. Emma Watson's Our Shared Shelf Book Club Pick! The story of Maya Angelou's extraordinary life has been chronicled in her multiple bestselling autobiographies. But now, at last, the legendary author shares the deepest personal story of her life: her relationship with her mother. For the first time, Angelou reveals the triumphs and struggles of being the daughter of Vivian Baxter, an indomitable spirit whose petite size belied her larger-than-life presence--a presence absent during much of Angelou's early life. When her marriage began to crumble, Vivian famously sent three-year-old Maya and her older brother away from their California home to live with their grandmother in Stamps, Arkansas. The subsequent feelings of abandonment stayed with Angelou for years, but their reunion, a decade later, began a story that has never before been told. In Mom & Me & Mom, Angelou dramatizes her years reconciling with the mother she preferred to simply call "Lady," revealing the profound moments that shifted the balance of love and respect between them. Delving into one of her life's most rich, rewarding, and fraught relationships, Mom & Me & Mom explores the healing and love that evolved between the two women over the course of their lives, the love that fostered Maya Angelou's rise from immeasurable depths to reach impossible heights. Praise for Mom & Me & Mom "Mom & Me & Mom is delivered with Angelou's trademark good humor and fierce optimism. If any resentments linger between these lines, if lives are partially revealed without all the bitter details exposed, well, that is part of Angelou's forgiving design. As an account of reconciliation, this little book is just revealing enough, and pretty irresistible."--The Washington Post "Moving . . . a remarkable portrait of two courageous souls."--People "[The] latest, and most potent, of her serial autobiographies . . . [a] tough-minded, tenderhearted addition to Angelou's spectacular canon."--Elle "Mesmerizing . . . Angelou has a way with words that can still dazzle us, and with her mother as a subject, Angelou has a near-perfect muse and mystery woman."--Essence
Call Number: PS3551.N464 Z46 2013
Publication Date: 2013-04-02
Spirited and whip-smart, these laugh-out-loud autobiographical essays are "a masterpiece" from the Emmy Award-winning actress and comedy writer known for 30 Rock, Mean Girls, and SNL" (Sunday Telegraph). Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told. From her youthful days as a vicious nerd to her tour of duty on Saturday Night Live; from her passionately halfhearted pursuit of physical beauty to her life as a mother eating things off the floor; from her one-sided college romance to her nearly fatal honeymoon -- from the beginning of this paragraph to this final sentence. Tina Fey reveals all, and proves what we've always suspected: you're no one until someone calls you bossy. Includes Special, Never-Before-Solicited Opinions on Breastfeeding, Princesses, Photoshop, the Electoral Process, and Italian Rum Cake!
Call Number: PN2287.F4255 A3 2011
Publication Date: 2011-04-05
Prodigal Summer by
Barbara Kingsolver, a writer praised for her"extravagantly gifted narrative voice" (New York Times Book Review), has created with this novel a hymn to wildness that celebrates the prodigal spirit of human nature, and of nature itself. Prodigal Summer weaves together three stories of human love within a larger tapestry of lives inhabiting the forested mountains and struggling small farms of southern Appalachia. At the heart of these intertwined narratives is a den of coyotes that have recently migrated into the region. Deanna Wolfe, a reclusive wildlife biologist, watches the forest from her outpost in an isolated mountain cabin where she is caught off-guard by Eddie Bondo, a young hunter who comes to invade her most private spaces and confound her self-assured, solitary life. On a farm several miles down the mountain, another web of lives unfolds as Lusa Maluf Landowski, a bookish city girl turned farmer's wife, finds herself unexpectedly marooned in a strange place where she must declare or lose her attachment to the land. And a few more miles down the road, a pair of elderly, feuding neighbors tend their respective farms and wrangle about God, pesticides, and the complexities of a world neither of them expected. Over the course of one humid summer, as the urge to procreate overtakes a green and profligate countryside, these characters find connections to one another and to the flora and fauna with which they necessarily share a place. Their discoveries are embedded inside countless intimate lessons of biology, the realities of small farming, and the final, urgent truth that humans are only one part of life on earth. With the richness that characterizes Barbara Kingsolver's finest work, Prodigal Summer embraces pure thematic originality and demonstrates a balance of narrative and ideas that only an accomplished novelist could render so beautifully.
Call Number: PS3561.I496 P76 2000
Publication Date: 2000-10-17
Navajo Code Talkers by
Navajo Code Talkers tells the story of this special group, who proved themselves to be among the bravest, most valuable, and most loyal of American soldiers during World War II. On the Pacific front during World War II, strange messages were picked up by American and Japanese forces on land and at sea. The messages were totally unintelligible to everyone except a small select group within the Marine Corps: the Navajo code talkers-a group of Navajos communicating in a code based on the Navajo language. This code, the first unbreakable one in U.S. history, was a key reason that the Allies were able to win in the Pacific.
Call Number: D810.C88 A24 1992
Publication Date: 1994-01-01
I was just a boy when I come to Jamaica.Kingston, 1938. Fourteen-year-old Yang Pao steps off the ship from China with his mother and brother, after his father has died fighting for the revolution. They are to live with Zhang, the 'godfather' of Chinatown, who mesmerises Pao with stories of glorious Chinese socialism on one hand, and the reality of his protection business on the other.When Pao takes over the family's affairs he becomes a powerful man. He sets his sights on marrying well, but when Gloria Campbell, a black prostitute, comes to him for help he is drawn to her beauty and strength. They begin a relationship that continues even after Pao marries Fay Wong, the 'acceptable' but headstrong daughter of a wealthy Chinese merchant.As the political violence escalates in the 1960s the lines between Pao's socialist ideals and private ambitions become blurred. Jamaica is transforming, the tides of change are rising, and the one-time boss of Chinatown finds himself cast adrift. Richly imagined and utterly captivating, Pao is a dazzling tale of race, class and colour, love and ambition, and a country at a historical crossroads.
Call Number: PR6125.O86 P36 2011
Publication Date: 2011-01-01
New Complete Do-It-Yourself Manual by
The most complete and authoritative home repair manual ever published, this book is the yardstick by which all other books on do-it-yourself are measured. The definitive guide to home repair, maintenance, and improvement. Over 4,000 illustrations.
Call Number: TH4817.3 .N48 1991
Publication Date: 1991-09-01
Vacaciones Al Sol by
Appropriate as a supplement for courses in Elementary and Intermediate Spanish. Travel to Costa Brava where Lola meets Nilsson who is victim to a mysterious real estate scam. He bought a house that never existed. Can Lola recover his money? Note: This book is written in Spanish.
Call Number: PC4113.M57 2003
Publication Date: 2002-01-23
¿Eres Tú, María? by
Appropriate as a supplement for courses in Elementary and Intermediate Spanish
Call Number: PC4113 .M56 1989
Publication Date: 2002-01-18
Poderoso Caballero by
Appropriate as a supplement for courses in Elementary and Intermediate Spanish. Lola helps her neighbor Carmela uncover the truth behind the suspicious suicide of Carmela's boyfriend, a millionaire widower.
Call Number: PC4113 .M57 2004
Publication Date: 2002-01-18
Por Amor al Arte by
El libro que tienes entre tus manos, en este momento, es otro libro de la colección referida a Lola Lago, la detective. En el libro que ahora sostienes se cuenta el caso de Cayetano Gaos, un sujeto atractivo que es también el propietario de una galería de arte ubicada en la ciudad española de Madrid; este hombre contrata a la detective Lola Lago para que demuestre algo que parece poco creíble: que el famoso pintor surrealista Urpiano en realidad nunca ha existido. Lola y su socio Miguel, viajarán a Figueres (en la provincia de Cataluña) como inicio de la aventura en la cual se envuelven, para intentar resolver este difícil caso. Sobre este libro, su autora aseguró: "Hay cosas que se hacen por amor, otras se hacen por amor al arte... Ésta la hice por las dos cosas."
Call Number: PC4113 .M564 1991
Publication Date: 2002-01-18
Lejos de Casa by
Appropriate as a supplement for courses in Elementary and Intermediate Spanish. Venture into a dangerous underground world with Lola as she must use all of her available resources to find a missing, young Colombian man when he is blamed for the beating death of "El Tigre," a well-known skinhead leader.
Call Number: PC4113 .M562 2002
Publication Date: 2002-01-18
La Llamada de la Habana by
Appropriate as a supplement for courses in Elementary and Intermediate Spanish. An old boyfriend, Alberto Sanjuàn, calls Lola and asks her to investigate the murder of his boss, the owner of a well-known advertising agency, discovered dead inside of his office. Suspicious clues point to Alberto who insists on his innocence. Detect with Lola as she discovers the truth.
Call Number: PC4113 .M563 2003
Publication Date: 2002-01-18
Una Nota Falsa by
El presente texto es otro más escrito por los autores, sobre la investigadora privada Lola Lago, quien es la jefa de una agencia de detectives en Madrid. En el caso particular de la historia que relata en esta oportunidad, a la protagonista le duele mucho una muela, pero tiene que trabajar y no puede ir al dentista. Ocurre que en ese momento en la agencia tienen un caso muy importante, que no puede ser demorado en su resolución, debido a que la víctima podría sufrir grave riesgo: la estrella de la canción, Víctor Monasterio, ha sido secuestrado. La detective Lola, entonces, deberá solucionar este caso policial, antes de su problema dental. Esta es una historia especialmente creada para estudiantes de español como lengua extranjera con notas explicativas y ejercicios.
Call Number: PC4113 .M564 2002
Publication Date: 2002-01-18
La Casa de Bernarda Alba by
Federico Garcia Lorca encontro en el teato un medio privilegiado para la manifestacion de su mundo interior. En La casa de Bernarda Alba se desarrolla el conflicto entre dos fuerzas mayores: el principio de autoridad ciega, con su secuela de orden y poder, y el principio de la libertad instintiva en su lucha imposible y permanente por imponerse. Un tragica vision del alma humana universal, de la sociedad y, como prefiguracion genial, de la realidad espanola de 1936.
Call Number: PQ6613.A763 C4 1976
Publication Date: 1976
Miguel de Unamuno escribio Niebla en 1907, y desde su primera publicacion en 1914 no ha dejado de reeditarse y se ha traducido a multitud de idiomas, lo que prueba su interes y vigencia. Esta "nivola" o "novela malhumorada," como la califico el autor, esta construida sobre la realidad actual de cada lector. La realidad de Niebla no es la de un mundo preterito o de un hombre distante. La realidad es el sentimiento de ser que cada lector tiene al leer la obra.
Call Number: PQ6639.N3 N54 1999
Publication Date: 2002-01-01
Campos de Castilla by
Series: Letras Hispánicas
Call Number: PQ6623.A3 C3 1987
Publication Date: 1974
Don Juan Tenorio by
Don Juan Tenorio, el drama romantico por excelencia, es una de las pocas obras que han tenido y siguen teniendo una vida autentica mente popular. Dificil seria encontrar un espanol que no sepa recitar de memoria alguno de sus versos. El drama, que repite el viejo tema de Don Juan, ha adquirido una eficacia literaria inusitada en la mezcla de temas de capa y espada con los religiosos y morales. Esta edicion se basa en la francesa que Zorrilla dio como definitiva cotejada con el manuscrito autografo conservado en la Real Academia Espanola.
Call Number: PQ6575 .D6 1986
Publication Date: 1986
El Llano en Llamas by
"Contiene los 17 cuentos breves mas hermosos que se han escrito sobre el sur del estado de Jalisco, en los que la riqueza imaginativa de los personajes de esa region del pais, va de la mano de la belleza literaria."
Call Number: PQ7297.R89 L6 1985
Publication Date: 2000-01-01
Peribanez y el Comendador de Ocana by
Es una de las mas famosas comedias de Lope. El honor, ideal crucial del drama barroco, encuentra una plasmacion paradigmatica en esta obra. Uno vez reparado el conflicto planteado aparece el orden rigido de la Espana del XVI que tiene, en la monarquia, la cuspide politica.
Call Number: PQ6439 .P4 1987
Publication Date: 1987
BODAS DE SANGRE by
An annotated and criticial version of the play.
El tema de esta obra surgio a raiz de una noticia aparecida en prensa: dos amantes se fugan en la vispera de la boda de la mujer con otro hombre. Garia Lorca convierte la realidad en poesia. En su obra hay ansias de libertad, andalucismo, simbolismo y muerte, pero por encima de todo, poesia dramatica. Bodas de sangre es, pues, una obra teatral donde las desgarradas pasiones de sus protagonistas se desatan ante la atenta mirada de la luna, personificacion hermosa y terrible de la muerte.
Call Number: PQ6613.A763 B6 1985
Publication Date: 1985-01-01
La vida es sueño by
Esta es la creacion mas lograda y de caracter mas universal de Calderon. Es, en sintesis, la plasmacion barroca de la idea de la fugacidad de la vida con todos los aditamentos geniales de construccion y estilo que el autor supo imprimirle. Con este pesimismo radical sobre el valor de la vida humana se interfiere el libre albedrio como afirmacion personal de Segismundo: "y teniendo yo mas alma/tengo menos libertad?"
Call Number: PQ6285 .A325 1989
Publication Date: 1977-01-01
Martin Fierro by
Readers will take pleasure in discovering the classics through these beautifully packaged and affordably priced editions of famous works of literature from all over the world. A variety of periods, themes, and authors is represented.
Call Number: PQ7797.H3 M3 1987
Publication Date: 1987
La Regenta (The Regent) by
Decir que La Regenta es la historia de como unos personajes, inconformes con su mundo, anhelan trascenderlo y son vencidos en el intento es tan cierto como insuficiente porque, en el fondo, este conflicto se halla en todas las novelas del realismo europeo. Lo verdaderamente singular en esta obra es la inmensa complejidad y riqueza de matices con que el conflicto se produce. Tanto la penetracion psicologica como el panorama social que el autor recrea es magistral.
Call Number: PQ6503.A4 R3 1984
Publication Date: 1984-01-01
La Colonización de lo Imaginario by
Serge Gruzinski nos ofrece un logrado trabajo de inmersi n en algunas de las m s relevantes expresiones del sincretismo cultural, con el prop sito de trazar la naturaleza de este complejo imaginario vivo en la memoria cultural de nuestro pasado ind gena.
Call Number: F1219.3.C85 G7818 1991
Publication Date: 1998-11-01
Call Number: PQ6503.B3 R5 1975
Publication Date: 1975
Los sueños by
Call Number: PQ6422 .A2 1974
Publication Date: 1974
La Muerte de Artemio Cruz by
Carlos Fuentes inicia con esta novela una exploraci n sobre la vida en M xico; expone el sin sentido de gran parte de la vida nacional. Los personajes se entremezclan con la historia del pa s, intentando hacer patentes las contradicciones de la vida humana.
Call Number: PQ7297.F9523 M8 1985
Publication Date: 1962-01-01
El criticón by
Call Number: PQ6398.G3 C8 1985
Publication Date: 1985
Popol Vuh : las antiguas historias del Quiché by
Con la gracia y la sabidur a de las f bulas cl sicas, el Popol Vuh es el m s precioso legado m tico y teog nico, de la antig edad americana. la primera parte relata el origen del mundo y la creaci n del hombre; la segunda parte, las haza as de los h roes m ticos Hunahp e Ixbalanqu : testimonio de la calidad espiritual de la cultura que origin la obra.
Call Number: F1465 .P818 1995
Publication Date: 1960-01-01
La Vida de Lazarillo de Tormes y de Sus Fortunas y Adversidades by
Based on the original manuscript, this book also contains the proper iconography of the literary work. It includes an introduction accompanied by a biography & a critical study of the work, the complete text, footnotes at the bottom of each page, glossary, illustrations of the original text, two bibliographies, & an index.
Call Number: PQ6407 .A1 1982
Publication Date: 1982
Palabra Abierta by
This text is uniquely designed for both heritage- and non-heritage learners of Spanish composition and conversation at the advanced-intermediate levels and above. Taking a process-based approach with an emphasis on academic writing, Palabra abierta progresses from more familiar writing genres such as reportage to more academic essay assignments, and concludes with the research paper.
Call Number: PC4410 .C58 2001
Publication Date: 2000-06-01
"Insolacion," de Emilia Pardo Bazan. Emilia Pardo Bazan fue un novelista, periodista, ensayista y critica espanola (1851-1921)
Call Number: PQ6629.A7 I5 1987
Publication Date: 1991-01-01
Nosotros Somos Dios by
This prize-winning play is representative of the contemporary Mexican theater and lends itself to oral group reading and to the study of language structure. The suspenseful events, portrayed here in standard Spanish, occur during the Mexican Revolution of 1910.
Call Number: PQ7297.C2475 N63 1966
Publication Date: 1998-07-29
Maldito Amor by
Call Number: PQ7440.F45 M31 1988
Publication Date: 1988-01-01
Call Number: PQ8497.V35 T7 1982
Publication Date: 1982
Viaje Por el Istmo de Tehuantepec, 1859-1860 by
La narraci n tiene un orden cronol gico y a trav s del viaje que se inicia en Nueva Orle ns, el autor enlaza escenas, acotaciones y datos que muestran los or genes del proyecto estadunidense de construir una v a interoce nica por el istmo de Tehuantepec.
Call Number: F1359 .B6718 1984
Publication Date: 1984-01-01
Isla de Luz by
Isla de luz (Island of Light) is the third title in our successful Storyteller’s Series. The Series is appropriate for high-beginner and low-intermediate learners of Spanish. This new novella takes readers on a time-travel journey with "H-0011" (the protagonist), who is from Earth’s future. As readers travel back in time with H-0011 they are simultaneously introduced to important historical moments in Hispanic history, with a particular focus on the Caribbean region. This engaging story, written for intermediate students of Spanish, provides a format to encourage students to read for pleasure in Spanish and thereby further develop their language skills. Activities for students and suggestions for professors, in addition to a useful timeline of important dates in history, offer pedagogical tools that facilitate use of this reader in the class.
Call Number: PC4117 .M83 2001
Publication Date: 2001-06-21
Sopa de Pollo para el Alma de la Mujer by
There are many ways to define a woman: daughter, mother, wife, professional, friend, student... We are each special and unique, yet we share a common connection. What bonds all women are our mutual experiences of loving and learning: feeling the tenderness of love; forging lifelong friendships; pursuing a chosen career; giving birth to new life; juggling the responsibilities of job and family, and more. This shining collection brings you inspiration and comfort in special chapters on marriage, motherhood, aging, bridging the generations, attitude, self-esteem and higher wisdom. Stories honor the strength and reveal the beauty of the feminine spirit. Included are incredible stories from Oprah Winfrey, Leo Buscaglia, Linda Ellerbee, Robert Fulghum, Kathie Lee Gifford and many others. Whether you are a career woman or a stay-at-home mom, a teenager or a senior, a young woman just starting out or a woman of the world, this delightful book will be a treasured companion for many years to come.
Call Number: BJ1610 .C52218 1997
Publication Date: 1997-12-01
Call Number: PQ5819.Q5 C85 1987
Publication Date: 1987
Call Number: PQ8519.R6 A6 1968
Publication Date: 1968
Call Number: PQ7297.F793 A85 1962
Publication Date: 1962
Cajas de Cartón by
A powerful account of a family's journey to the fields of California -- to a life of constant moving, from strawberry fields to cotton fields, from tent cities to one-room shacks. Seen through the eyes of a boy who longs for an education and the right to call one palce home, this is a story of survival, faith, and hope. It is a journey that will open readers' hearts and minds. Francisco Jiménez emigrated from Tlaquepaque, Mexico, to California, where he worked for many years in the fields with his family. He received both his master's degree and his Ph.D. from Columbia University and is now chairman of the Modern Languages and Literature Department at Santa Clara University, the setting of much of Reaching Out. He is the award-winning author of The Circuit, Breaking Through, La Mariposa, and Reaching Out. He lives in Santa Clara, California, with his family. El intenso relato del viaje de una familia a través de los campos de California viviendo una vida en constante movimiento, de campos de fresa a campos de algodón, y de campamentos a cobertizos de un ambiente. Narrada por un joven que anhela estudiar y obtener el derecho de elegir un hogar, esta es una historia de supervivencia, fe y esperanza. Un viaje que abrirá el corazón y la mente de los lectores. Francisco Jiménez emigró de Tlaquepaque, México, a California, donde por muchos años trabajó junto con su familia en los campos. Obtuvo una maestría y un doctorado en la Universidad de Columbia, siendo actualmente jefe del Departamento de Lenguajes Modernos y Literatura de la Universidad de Santa Clara, el escenario principal de Mas allá de mí. Ha recibido premios por sus obras Cajas de cartón, Senderos fronterizos, La mariposa y Más allá de mí. Reside con su familia en Santa Clara, California
Call Number: PS3560.I55 C5718 2000
Publication Date: 2002-09-30
Casa de Campo by
Call Number: PQ8097.D617 C3 1983
Publication Date: 1995-09-01
La Familia de Pascual Duarte by
Unabridged edition of Cela's modern novel, with study aids. Winner of the 1989 Nobel Prize for Literature.
Call Number: PQ6605.E44 F3 1989
Publication Date: 1989
El Hablador by
Call Number: PQ8498.32.A65 H34 1991
Publication Date: 1997-06-01
Call Number: PC4115 .P47 1976
Publication Date: 1976
El Túnel by
Call Number: PQ7797.S214 T85 1993
Publication Date: 1995-09-01
El Eterno Femenino by
El tema de la mujer, de su situación en un mundo dominado por los hombres, es el asunto tratado en esta farsa feminista impregnada de buen humor y aguda picardía que transita en lo irreverente. Obra única en la teatrística mexicana, muestra la preocupación central de Rosario Castellanos vertida en su lírica y en su prosa.
Call Number: PQ7297.C2596 E8 1975
Publication Date: 1975-01-01
El Gesticulador by
An intermediate-level reader on the turbulence that followed the Mexican Revolution in 1910.
Call Number: PQ7297.U85 G4 1963
Publication Date: 1974-02-01
Los de Abajo by
A classic of world literature set in the 1910 Mexican Revolution.
Call Number: PQ7297.A9 L6 1971
Publication Date: 1971-01-01
Al Tanto by
This successful reader for second-year Spanish focuses on language acquisition, reading comprehension, and communicative competence. Designed to introduce literature without demanding complicated literary analysis, it contains 14 unadapted short stories by contemporary writers from different parts of the Spanish-speaking world. To facilitate reading comprehension, the text includes marginal glosses, a complete Spanish-English vocabulary, and an introduction to reading strategies and literary terms.
Call Number: PC4117 .K85 1984
Publication Date: 1983-12-01
Al Tanto by
Call Number: PC4117 .K85 1991
Publication Date: 1990-12-01
Viajes Fantásticos by
The first title in the Storyteller's Series, Viajes fant#65533;sticos contains two short, engaging novellas written in Spanish for learners of Spanish. The revision retains the objective of the first edition: to provide a pleasurable reading experience for high-beginning and intermediate level students. Viajes fant#65533;sticos now features material that is even more readable and thought provoking. Numerous subtle changes were made, as well as some major ones.
Call Number: PC4117 .M86 1999
Publication Date: 1999-11-11
Pussy Riot by
Both more and less than a band, Pussy Riot is continually misunderstood by the Western media. This book sets the record straight. After their scandalous performance of an anti-Putin protest song in Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Savior and the imprisonment of two of its members, the punk feminist art collective known as Pussy Riot became an international phenomenon. But, what, exactly, is Pussy Riot, and what are they trying to achieve? The award-winning author Eliot Borenstein explores the movement's explosive history and takes you beyond the hype.
Call Number: ML421.P88 B67 2021
Publication Date: 2020-11-12
What's Eating the Universe? by
Combining the latest scientific advances with storytelling skills unmatched in the cosmos, an award-winning astrophysicist and popular writer leads us on a tour of some of the greatest mysteries of our universe. In the constellation of Eridanus, there lurks a cosmic mystery: It's as if something has taken a huge bite out of the universe. But what is the culprit? The hole in the universe is just one of many puzzles keeping cosmologists busy. Supermassive black holes, bubbles of nothingness gobbling up space, monster universes swallowing others--these and many other bizarre ideas are being pursued by scientists. Due to breathtaking progress in astronomy, the history of our universe is now better understood than the history of our own planet. But these advances have uncovered some startling riddles. In this electrifying new book, renowned cosmologist and author Paul Davies lucidly explains what we know about the cosmos and its enigmas, exploring the tantalizing--and sometimes terrifying--possibilities that lie before us. As Davies guides us through the audacious research offering mind-bending solutions to these and other mysteries, he leads us up to the greatest outstanding conundrum of all: Why does the universe even exist in the first place? And how did a system of mindless, purposeless particles manage to bring forth conscious, thinking beings? Filled with wit and wonder, What's Eating the Universe? is a dazzling tour of cosmic questions, sure to entertain, enchant, and inspire us all.
Call Number: QB982 .D383 2021
Publication Date: 2021-09-22
Restless Universe by
This highly readable introduction to modern physics was written by Nobel laureate Max Born. The book begins with an explanation of the kinetic theory of gases, providing a step-by-step development of general concepts of Newtonian mechanics and thermodynamics. Subsequent chapters discuss the structure of the atom and aspects of nuclear physics.Reprint of the second revised edition, 1951.
Call Number: QC171 .B6 2012
Publication Date: 2013-02-20
The Organic Chem Lab Survival Manual by
Teaches students the basic techniques and equipment of the organic chemistry lab -- the updated new edition of the popular hands-on guide. The Organic Chem Lab Survival Manual helps students understand the basic techniques, essential safety protocols, and the standard instrumentation necessary for success in the laboratory. Author James W. Zubrick has been assisting students navigate organic chemistry labs for more than three decades, explaining how to set up the laboratory, make accurate measurements, and perform safe and meaningful experiments. This practical guide covers every essential area of lab knowledge, from keeping detailed notes and interpreting handbooks to using equipment for chromatography and infrared spectroscopy. Now in its eleventh edition, this guide has been thoroughly updated to cover current laboratory practices, instruments, and techniques. Focusing primarily on macroscale equipment and experiments, chapters cover microscale jointware, drying agents, recrystallization, distillation, nuclear magnetic resonance, and much more. This popular textbook: Familiarizes students with common lab instruments Provides guidance on basic lab skills and procedures Includes easy-to-follow diagrams and illustrations of lab experiments Features practical exercises and activities at the end of each chapter Provides real-world examples of lab notes and instrument manuals The Organic Chem Lab Survival Manual: A Student's Guide to Techniques, 11th Edition is an essential resource for students new to the laboratory environment, as well as those more experienced seeking to refresh their knowledge.
Call Number: QD261 .Z83 2020
Publication Date: 2020-02-05
Analytical Chemistry by
A comprehensive study of analytical chemistry providing the basics of analytical chemistry and introductions to the laboratory Covers the basics of a chemistry lab including lab safety, glassware, and common instrumentation Covers fundamentals of analytical techniques such as wet chemistry, instrumental analyses, spectroscopy, chromatography, FTIR, NMR, XRF, XRD, HPLC, GC-MS, Capillary Electrophoresis, and proteomics Includes ChemTech an interactive program that contains lesson exercises, useful calculators and an interactive periodic table Details Laboratory Information Management System a program used to log in samples, input data, search samples, approve samples, and print reports and certificates of analysis
Call Number: QD78 .H36 2016
Publication Date: 2015-10-26
El Corazon Helado by
El da de su muerte, Julio Carrin, poderoso hombre de negocios cuya fortuna se remonta a los aos del franquismo, deja a sus hijos una sustanciosa herencia pero tambin muchos puntos oscuros de su pasado y de su experiencia en la Guerra Civil y en la Divisin Azul. En su entierro, en febrero de 2005, su hijo lvaro, el nico que no ha querido dedicarse a los negocios familiares, se sorprende por la presencia de una mujer joven y atractiva, a la que nadie haba visto antes y que parece delatar aspectos desconocidos de la vida ntima de su padre. Raquel Fernndez Perea, por su parte, hija y nieta de exiliados en Francia, lo sabe en cambio casi todo sobre el pasado de sus progenitores y abuelos, a los que ha preguntado sobre su experiencia de la guerra y del exilio. Para ella slo una historia permanece sin aclarar: la de una tarde en que acompa a su abuelo, recin regresado a Madrid, y visitaron a unos desconocidos con los que intuy que exista una deuda pendiente. lvaro y Raquel estn condenados a encontrarse porque sus respectivas historias familiares, que son tambin la historia de muchas familias en Espaa, desde la Guerra Civil hasta la Transicin, forman parte de s mismos y explican adems sus orgenes, su presente. Tambin porque, sin saberlo, se sentirn atrados sin remedio. Con El corazn helado, Almudena Grandes nos entrega sin duda su novela ms ambiciosa, en la que traza a travs de dos familias un panorama emocionante de la historia espaola, y tambin del conflicto de las nuevas generaciones con la memoria.
Call Number: PQ6657.R32 C67 2007
Publication Date: 2007-03-01
Vigilante Feminists and Agents of Destiny by
This interdisciplinary study examines the relationship between violence, empowerment, and the teenage super/heroine in comics and young adult fantasy novels. The author analyzes stories of teenage super/heroines who have experienced trauma, abduction, assault, and sexual violence that has led to a loss of agency, and then tracks the way that their use of violence empowers them to reclaim agency over their lives and bodies. The author identifies these characters as vigilante feminist teenage super/heroines because they become vigilantes in order to protect other girls and young women from violence and create safer communities. The teenage super/heroines examined in this book are characters who have the ability--through super power, or supernatural and magical ability--to fight back against those who seek to cause them harm. They are a product of and a response to both the pervasive culture of violence against girls and women and a system that fails to protect girls and women from harm. While this book is part of a robust intellectual conversation about the role of girls and women in popular literature and culture and about feminist analyses of comics and YA literature, it is unique in its reading of violence as empowerment and in its careful tracing--and naming--of the teenage vigilante super/heroine, a characterization that is hugely popular and deserves this close reading.
Call Number: PN1009.5.S77 D36 2021
Publication Date: 2021-04-07
From Arabia to the Pacific by
Drawing upon invasion biology and the latest archaeological, skeletal and environment evidence, From Arabia to the Pacific documents the migration of humans into Asia, and explains why we were so successful as a colonising species. The colonisation of Asia by our species was one of the most momentous events in human evolution. Starting around or before 100,000 years ago, humans began to disperse out of Africa and into the Arabian Peninsula, and then across southern Asia through India, Southeast Asia and south China. They learnt to build boats and sail to the islands of Southeast Asia, from which they reached Australia by 50,000 years ago. Around that time, humans also dispersed from the Levant through Iran, Central Asia, southern Siberia, Mongolia, the Tibetan Plateau, north China and the Japanese islands, and they also colonised Siberia as far north as the Arctic Ocean. By 30,000 years ago, humans had colonised the whole of Asia from Arabia to the Pacific, and from the Arctic to the Indian Ocean as well as the European Peninsula. In doing so, we replaced all other types of humans such as Neandertals and ended five million years of human diversity. Using interdisciplinary source material, From Arabia to the Pacific charts this process and draws conclusions as to the factors which made it possible. It will be invaluable to scholars of prehistory, and archaeologists and anthropologists interested in how the human species moved out of Africa and spread throughout Asia.
Call Number: GN851 .D45 2020
Publication Date: 2020-05-12
Charles Darwin by
A fresh account of Charles Darwin's rich personal and professional lives, well beyond On the Origin of Species. In 1859 Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species. With this bedrock of biology books, Darwin carved a new origin-story for all life: evolution rather than creation. But this single book is not the whole story. In this new biography, J. David Archibald describes and analyzes Darwin's prodigious body of work and complex relationships with colleagues, as well as his equally productive home life--he lived with his wife and seven surviving children in the bustling environs of Down House, south of London. There, among his family and friends, Darwin continued to experiment and write many more books on orchids, sex, emotions, and earthworms until his death in 1882, when he was honored with burial at Westminster Abbey. This is a fresh, up-to-date account of the life and work of a most remarkable man.
Call Number: QH31.D2 2021
Publication Date: 2021-10-14
Principles of Nuclear Chemistry by
Principles of Nuclear Chemistry is an introductory text in nuclear chemistry and radiochemistry, aimed at undergraduates with little or no knowledge of physics. It covers the key aspects of modern nuclear chemistry and includes worked solutions to end of chapter questions.The text begins with basic theories in contemporary physics and uses these to introduce some fundamental mathematical techniques. It relates nuclear phenomena to key divisions of chemistry such as atomic structure, spectroscopy, equilibria and kinetics. It also gives an introduction to f-block chemistry and the nuclear power industry.This book is essential reading for those taking a first course in nuclear chemistry and is a useful companion to other volumes in physical and analytical chemistry. It will also be of use to those new to working in nuclear chemistry or radiochemistry.
Call Number: QD601.3 .M37 2017
Publication Date: 2016-10-31
The Invention of Miracles by
Finalist for the PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography Finalist for the Mark Lynton History Prize "Meticulously researched, crackling with insights, and rich in novelistic detail" (Steve Silberman), this "provocative, sensitive, beautifully written biography" (Sylvia Nasar) tells the true--and troubling--story of Alexander Graham Bell's quest to end deafness. "Researched and written through the Deaf perspective, this marvelously engaging history will have us rethinking the invention of the telephone." --Jaipreet Virdi, PhD, author of Hearing Happiness: Deafness Cures in History We think of Alexander Graham Bell as the inventor of the telephone, but that's not how he saw his own career. As the son of a deaf woman and, later, husband to another, his goal in life from adolescence was to teach deaf students to speak. Even his tinkering sprang from his teaching work; the telephone had its origins as a speech reading machine. The Invention of Miracles takes a "stirring" (The New York Times Book Review), "provocative" (The Boston Globe), "scrupulously researched" (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) new look at an American icon, revealing the astonishing true genesis of the telephone and its connection to another, far more disturbing legacy of Bell's: his efforts to suppress American Sign Language. Weaving together a dazzling tale of innovation with a moving love story, the book offers a heartbreaking account of how a champion can become an adversary and an enthralling depiction of the deaf community's fight to reclaim a once-forbidden language. Katie Booth has been researching this story for more than fifteen years, poring over Bell's papers, Library of Congress archives, and the records of deaf schools around America. But she's also lived with this story for her entire life. Witnessing the damaging impact of Bell's legacy on her family would set her on a path that overturned everything she thought she knew about language, power, deafness, and the telephone.
Call Number: HV2426.B39 B66 2021
Publication Date: 2022-05-10
Pandemic economics by
Pandemic Economics applies economic theory to the Covid-19 era, exploring the micro and macro dimensions of the pre-pandemic, pandemic and post-pandemic phases. Using core economic tools such as marginal analysis, cost-benefit analysis and opportunity cost, this book explores the breadth of economic outcomes from the pandemic.
Call Number: HC59.3 .S23 2021
The Madness of Crowds by
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER "An excellent take on the lunacy affecting much of the world today. Douglas is one of the bright lights that could lead us out of the darkness." - Joe Rogan "Douglas Murray fights the good fight for freedom of speech ... A truthful look at today's most divisive issues" - Jordan B. Peterson Are we living through the great derangement of our times? In The Madness of Crowds Douglas Murray investigates the dangers of 'woke' culture and the rise of identity politics. In lively, razor-sharp prose he examines the most controversial issues of our moment: sexuality, gender, technology and race, with interludes on the Marxist foundations of 'wokeness', the impact of tech and how, in an increasingly online culture, we must relearn the ability to forgive. One of the few writers who dares to counter the prevailing view and question the dramatic changes in our society - from gender reassignment for children to the impact of transgender rights on women - Murray's penetrating book clears a path of sanity through the fog of our modern predicament.
Call Number: JC591 .M877 2019
Publication Date: 2019-09-17
Fifty Years at the US Environmental Protection Agency by
In conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency, this book brings together leading scholars and EPA veterans to provide a comprehensive assessment of the agency's key decisions and actions in the various areas of its responsibility. Themes across all chapters include the role of rulemaking, negotiation/compromise, partisan polarization, judicial impacts, relations with the White House and Congress, public opinion, interest group pressures, environmental enforcement, environmental justice, risk assessment, and interagency conflict. As no other book on the market currently discusses EPA with this focus or scope, the authors have set out to provide a comprehensive analysis of the agency's rich 50-year history for academics, students, professional, and the environmental community.
Call Number: TD171 .F54 2021
Publication Date: 2021-02-15
The History of Jazz by
An updated new edition of Ted Gioia's universally acclaimed history of jazz, with a wealth of new insight on this music's past, present, and future.Ted Gioia's The History of Jazz has been universally hailed as the most comprehensive and accessible history of the genre of all time. Acclaimed by jazz critics and fans alike, this magnificent work is now available in an up-to-date third edition that covers the latest developments in the jazz worldand revisits virtually every aspect of the music.Gioia's story of jazz brilliantly portrays the most legendary jazz players, the breakthrough styles, and the scenes in which they evolved. From Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington at the Cotton Club, Miles Davis's legendary 1955 performance at the Newport Jazz Festival, and Ornette Coleman'sexperiments with atonality to current innovators such as Kamasi Washington and Esperanza Spalding, Gioia takes readers on a sweeping journey through the history of jazz. As he traces the music through the swamp lands of the Mississippi Delta, the red light district of New Orleans, the rent partiesof Harlem, the speakeasies of Chicago, and other key locales of jazz history, Gioia also makes the social contexts in which the music was born come alive.This new edition finally brings the often overlooked women who shaped the genre into the spotlight and traces the recent developments that have led to an upswing of jazz in contemporary mainstream culture. As it chronicles jazz from its beginnings and most iconic figures to its latest dialogues withpopular music, the developments of the digital age, and new commercial successes, Gioia's History of Jazz reasserts its status as the most authoritative survey of this fascinating music.
Call Number: ML3506 .G54 2021
Publication Date: 2021-03-01
Queer Freedom : Black Sovereignty by
Winner of the 2021 Gregory Bateson Book Prize presented by the Society for Cultural AnthropologyWinner of the 2020 Ruth Benedict Prize presented by the Association for Queer AnthropologyTheoretically wide-ranging and deeply personal and poetic, Queer Freedom : Black Sovereignty is based on more than three years of fieldwork in the Dominican Republic. Ana-Maurine Lara draws on her engagement in traditional ceremonies, observations of national Catholic celebrations, and interviews with activists from peasant, feminist, and LGBT communities to reframe contemporary conversations about queerness and blackness. The result is a rich ethnography of the ways criollo spiritual practices challenge gender and racial binaries and manifest what Lara characterizes as a shared desire for decolonization.Queer Freedom : Black Sovereignty is also a ceremonial ofrenda, or offering, in its own right. At its heart is a fundamental question: How can we enable "queer : black" life in all its forms, and what would it mean to be "free : sovereign" in the twenty-first century? Calling on the reader to join her in exploring possible answers, Lara maintains that the analogy between these terms--queerness and blackness, freedom and sovereignty--is necessarily incomplete and unresolved, to be determined only by ongoing processes of embodied, relational knowledge production. Queer Freedom : Black Sovereignty thus follows figures such as Sylvia Wynter, María Lugones, M. Jacqui Alexander, Édouard Glissant, Mark Rifkin, Gloria Anzaldúa, and Audre Lorde in working to theorize a potential roadmap to decolonization.
Call Number: HQ73.3.D65 L37 2020
Publication Date: 2021-01-02
Irreversible Damage by
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF 2021 BY THE TIMES AND THE SUNDAY TIMES Until just a few years ago, gender dysphoria--severe discomfort in one's biological sex--was vanishingly rare. It was typically found in less than .01 percent of the population, emerged in early childhood, and afflicted males almost exclusively. But today whole groups of female friends in colleges, high schools, and even middle schools across the country are coming out as "transgender." These are girls who had never experienced any discomfort in their biological sex until they heard a coming-out story from a speaker at a school assembly or discovered the internet community of trans "influencers." Unsuspecting parents are awakening to find their daughters in thrall to hip trans YouTube stars and "gender-affirming" educators and therapists who push life-changing interventions on young girls--including medically unnecessary double mastectomies and puberty blockers that can cause permanent infertility. Abigail Shrier, a writer for the Wall Street Journal, has dug deep into the trans epidemic, talking to the girls, their agonized parents, and the counselors and doctors who enable gender transitions, as well as to "detransitioners"--young women who bitterly regret what they have done to themselves. Coming out as transgender immediately boosts these girls' social status, Shrier finds, but once they take the first steps of transition, it is not easy to walk back. She offers urgently needed advice about how parents can protect their daughters. A generation of girls is at risk. Abigail Shrier's essential book will help you understand what the trans craze is and how you can inoculate your child against it--or how to retrieve her from this dangerous path.
Call Number: HQ77.9 .S47 2021
Publication Date: 2021-06-29
Why Liberalism Failed by
Has liberalism failed because it has succeeded? "Why Liberalism Failed offers cogent insights into the loss of meaning and community that many in the West feel, issues that liberal democracies ignore at their own peril."--President Barack Obama "Deneen's book is valuable because it focuses on today's central issue. The important debates now are not about policy. They are about the basic values and structures of our social order."--David Brooks, New York Times Of the three dominant ideologies of the twentieth century--fascism, communism, and liberalism--only the last remains. This has created a peculiar situation in which liberalism's proponents tend to forget that it is an ideology and not the natural end-state of human political evolution. As Patrick Deneen argues in this provocative book, liberalism is built on a foundation of contradictions: it trumpets equal rights while fostering incomparable material inequality; its legitimacy rests on consent, yet it discourages civic commitments in favor of privatism; and in its pursuit of individual autonomy, it has given rise to the most far-reaching, comprehensive state system in human history. Here, Deneen offers an astringent warning that the centripetal forces now at work on our political culture are not superficial flaws but inherent features of a system whose success is generating its own failure.
Call Number: JC574 .D46 2019
Publication Date: 2019-02-26
The Disappearing Spoon by
From New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean comes incredible stories of science, history, finance, mythology, the arts, medicine, and more, as told by the Periodic Table. Why did Gandhi hate iodine (I, 53)? How did radium (Ra, 88) nearly ruin Marie Curie's reputation? And why is gallium (Ga, 31) the go-to element for laboratory pranksters? The Periodic Table is a crowning scientific achievement, but it's also a treasure trove of adventure, betrayal, and obsession. These fascinating tales follow every element on the table as they play out their parts in human history, and in the lives of the (frequently) mad scientists who discovered them. The Disappearing Spoon masterfully fuses science with the classic lore of invention, investigation, and discovery -- from the Big Bang through the end of time. Though solid at room temperature, gallium is a moldable metal that melts at 84 degrees Fahrenheit. A classic science prank is to mold gallium spoons, serve them with tea, and watch guests recoil as their utensils disappear.
Call Number: QD466 .K37 2010
Publication Date: 2010-07-12
The Coddling of the American Mind by
New York Times Bestseller * Finalist for the 2018 National Book Critics Circle Award in Nonfiction * A New York Times Notable Book * Bloomberg Best Book of 2018 "Their distinctive contribution to the higher-education debate is to meet safetyism on its own, psychological turf . . . Lukianoff and Haidt tell us that safetyism undermines the freedom of inquiry and speech that are indispensable to universities." --Jonathan Marks, Commentary "The remedies the book outlines should be considered on college campuses, among parents of current and future students, and by anyone longing for a more sane society." --Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Something has been going wrong on many college campuses in the last few years. Speakers are shouted down. Students and professors say they are walking on eggshells and are afraid to speak honestly. Rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide are rising--on campus as well as nationally. How did this happen? First Amendment expert Greg Lukianoff and social psychologist Jonathan Haidt show how the new problems on campus have their origins in three terrible ideas that have become increasingly woven into American childhood and education: What doesn't kill you makes you weaker; always trust your feelings; and life is a battle between good people and evil people. These three Great Untruths contradict basic psychological principles about well-being and ancient wisdom from many cultures. Embracing these untruths--and the resulting culture of safetyism--interferes with young people's social, emotional, and intellectual development. It makes it harder for them to become autonomous adults who are able to navigate the bumpy road of life. Lukianoff and Haidt investigate the many social trends that have intersected to promote the spread of these untruths. They explore changes in childhood such as the rise of fearful parenting, the decline of unsupervised, child-directed play, and the new world of social media that has engulfed teenagers in the last decade. They examine changes on campus, including the corporatization of universities and the emergence of new ideas about identity and justice. They situate the conflicts on campus within the context of America's rapidly rising political polarization and dysfunction. This is a book for anyone who is confused by what is happening on college campuses today, or has children, or is concerned about the growing inability of Americans to live, work, and cooperate across party lines.
Call Number: JC599.U5 L85 2019
Publication Date: 2019-08-20
Booker T. Washington by
An illuminating historical biography for students and scholars alike, this book gives readers insight into the life and times of Booker T. Washington. Booker T. Washington was an integral figure in mid-19th to early-20th century America who successfully transitioned from a life in slavery and poverty to a position among the Black elite. This book highlights Washington's often overlooked contributions to the African and African American experience, particularly his support of higher education for Black students through fundraising for Fisk and Howard universities, where he served as a trustee. A vocal advocate of vocational and liberal arts alike, Washington eventually founded his own school, the Tuskegee Institute, with a well-rounded curriculum to expand opportunities and encourage free thinking for Black students. While Washington was sometimes viewed as a "great accommodator" by his critics for working alongside wealthy, white elites, he quietly advocated for Black teachers and students as well as for desegregation. This book will offer readers a clearly written, fully realized overview of Booker T. Washington and his legacy. Presents a renewed profile of Booker T. Washington as a man who did all that he could to improve the lives of African Americans through self-determination and institution building Includes 15 images of Washington and his contemporaries to provide visual support for the text Includes 23 sidebars with interesting facts to enhance the main text Includes 8 primary source documents to bring Washington's words to life for readers
Call Number: E185.97.W4 C47 2021
Publication Date: 2021-09-09
Thicker Than Water by
Much of what you've heard about plastic pollution may be wrong. Instead of a great island of trash, the infamous Great Pacific Garbage Patch is made up of manmade debris spread over hundreds of miles of sea--more like a soup than a floating garbage dump. Recycling is more complicated than we were taught: less than nine percent of the plastic we create is reused, and the majority ends up in the ocean. And plastic pollution isn't confined to the open ocean: it's in much of the air we breathe and the food we eat. In Thicker Than Water: The Quest for Solutions to the Plastic Crisis, journalist Erica Cirino brings readers on a globe-hopping journey to meet the scientists and activists telling the real story of the plastic crisis. From the deck of a plastic-hunting sailboat with a disabled engine, to the labs doing cutting-edge research on microplastics and the chemicals we ingest, Cirino paints a full picture of how plastic pollution is threatening wildlife and human health. Thicker Than Water reveals that the plastic crisis is also a tale of environmental injustice, as poorer nations take in a larger share of the world's trash, and manufacturing chemicals threaten predominantly Black and low-income communities. There is some hope on the horizon, with new laws banning single-use items and technological innovations to replace plastic in our lives. But Cirino shows that we can only fix the problem if we face its full scope and begin to repair our throwaway culture. Thicker Than Water is an eloquent call to reexamine the systems churning out waves of plastic waste.
Call Number: TD798 .C57 2021
Publication Date: 2021-10-07
The Dreamt Land by
A vivid, searching journey into California's capture of water and soil--the epic story of a people's defiance of nature and the wonders, and ruin, it has wrought Mark Arax is from a family of Central Valley farmers, a writer with deep ties to the land who has watched the battles over water intensify even as California lurches from drought to flood and back again. In The Dreamt Land, he travels the state to explore the one-of-a-kind distribution system, built in the 1940s, '50s and '60s, that is straining to keep up with California's relentless growth. The Dreamt Land weaves reportage, history and memoir to confront the "Golden State" myth in riveting fashion. No other chronicler of the West has so deeply delved into the empires of agriculture that drink so much of the water. The nation's biggest farmers--the nut king, grape king and citrus queen--tell their story here for the first time. Arax, the native son, is persistent and tough as he treks from desert to delta, mountain to valley. What he finds is hard earned, awe-inspiring, tragic and revelatory. In the end, his compassion for the land becomes an elegy to the dream that created California and now threatens to undo it.
Call Number: HD1694.C2 A24 2020
Publication Date: 2020-04-07
Blood, Sweat, and Pixels by
NATIONAL BESTSELLER "The stories in this book make for a fascinating and remarkably complete pantheon of just about every common despair and every joy related to game development." -- Rami Ismail, cofounder of Vlambeer and developer of Nuclear Throne Developing video games--hero's journey or fool's errand The creative and technical logistics that go into building today's hottest games can be more harrowing and complex than the games themselves, often seeming like an endless maze or a bottomless abyss. In Blood, Sweat, and Pixels, Jason Schreier takes readers on a fascinating odyssey behind the scenes of video game development, where the creator may be a team of 600 overworked underdogs or a solitary geek genius. Exploring the artistic challenges, technical impossibilities, marketplace demands, and Donkey Kong-sized monkey wrenches thrown into the works by corporate, Blood, Sweat, and Pixels reveals how bringing any game to completion is more than Sisyphean--it's nothing short of miraculous. Taking some of the most popular, bestselling recent games, Schreier immerses readers in the hellfire of the development process, whether it's RPG studio Bioware's challenge to beat an impossible schedule and overcome countless technical nightmares to build Dragon Age: Inquisition; indie developer Eric Barone's single-handed efforts to grow country-life RPG Stardew Valley from one man's vision into a multi-million-dollar franchise; or Bungie spinning out from their corporate overlords at Microsoft to create Destiny, a brand new universe that they hoped would become as iconic as Star Wars and Lord of the Rings--even as it nearly ripped their studio apart. Documenting the round-the-clock crunches, buggy-eyed burnout, and last-minute saves, Blood, Sweat, and Pixels is a journey through development hell--and ultimately a tribute to the dedicated diehards and unsung heroes who scale mountains of obstacles in their quests to create the best games imaginable.
Call Number: GV1469.3 .S37 2017
Publication Date: 2017-09-05
Console Wars by
NOW A CBS ALL ACCESS FILM, PRODUCED BY SETH ROGEN AND EVAN GOLDBERG A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: NPR, Slate, Publishers Weekly, Goodreads Following the success of The Accidental Billionaires and Moneyball comes Console Wars--a mesmerizing, behind-the-scenes business thriller that chronicles how Sega, a small, scrappy gaming company led by an unlikely visionary and a team of rebels, took on the juggernaut Nintendo and revolutionized the video game industry. In 1990, Nintendo had a virtual monopoly on the video game industry. Sega, on the other hand, was just a faltering arcade company with big aspirations and even bigger personalities. But that would all change with the arrival of Tom Kalinske, a man who knew nothing about videogames and everything about fighting uphill battles. His unconventional tactics, combined with the blood, sweat and bold ideas of his renegade employees, transformed Sega and eventually led to a ruthless David-and-Goliath showdown with rival Nintendo. The battle was vicious, relentless, and highly profitable, eventually sparking a global corporate war that would be fought on several fronts: from living rooms and schoolyards to boardrooms and Congress. It was a once-in-a-lifetime, no-holds-barred conflict that pitted brother against brother, kid against adult, Sonic against Mario, and the US against Japan. Based on over two hundred interviews with former Sega and Nintendo employees, Console Wars is the underdog tale of how Kalinske miraculously turned an industry punchline into a market leader. It's the story of how a humble family man, with an extraordinary imagination and a gift for turning problems into competitive advantages, inspired a team of underdogs to slay a giant and, as a result, birth a $60 billion dollar industry.
Call Number: HD9993.E452 H37 2014
Publication Date: 2014-05-13
The Video Game Debate by
Do video games cause violent, aggressive behavior? Can online games help us learn? When it comes to video games, these are often the types of questions raised by popular media, policy makers, scholars, and the general public. In this collection, international experts review the latest research findings in the field of digital game studies and weigh in on the actual physical, social, and psychological effects of video games. Taking a broad view of the industry from the moral panic of its early days up to recent controversies surrounding games like Grand Theft Auto, contributors explore the effects of games through a range of topics including health hazards/benefits, education, violence and aggression, addiction, cognitive performance, and gaming communities. Interdisciplinary and accessibly written, The Video Game Debate reveals that the arguments surrounding the game industry are far from black and white, and opens the door to richer conversation and debate amongst students, policy makers, and scholars alike.
Call Number: GV1469.3 .V5225 2016
Publication Date: 2015-09-28
A History of Video Games in 64 Objects by
Inspired by the groundbreaking A History of the World in 100 Objects, this book draws on the unique collections of The Strong museum in Rochester, New York, to chronicle the evolution of video games, from Pong to first-person shooters, told through the stories of dozens of objects essential to the field's creation and development. Drawing on the World Video Game Hall of Fame's unmatched collection of video game artifacts, this fascinating history offers an expansive look at the development of one of the most popular and influential activities of the modern world: video gaming. Sixty-four unique objects tell the story of the video game from inception to today. Pithy, in-depth essays and photographs examine each object's significance to video game play--what it has contributed to the history of gaming--as well as the greater culture. A History of Video Games in 64 Objects explains how the video game has transformed over time. Inside, you'll find a wide range of intriguing topics, including: The first edition of Dungeons & Dragons--the ancestor of computer role-playing games The Oregon Trail and the development of educational gaming The Atari 2600 and the beginning of the console revolution A World of Warcraft server blade and massively multiplayer online games Minecraft--the backlash against the studio system The rise of women in gaming represented by pioneering American video game designers Carol Shaw and Roberta Williams' game development materials The prototype Skylanders Portal of Power that spawned the Toys-to-Life video game phenomenon and shook up the marketplace And so much more! A visual panorama of unforgettable anecdotes and factoids, A History of Video Games in 64 Objects is a treasure trove for gamers and pop culture fans. Let the gaming begin!
Call Number: GV1469.3 .H57 2018
Publication Date: 2018-05-29
The Ultimate History of Video Games, Volume 1 by
The definitive behind-the-scenes history of the dawn of video games and their rise into a multibillion-dollar business "For industry insiders and game players alike, this book is a must-have."--Mark Turmell, designer for Midway Games and creator of NBA Jam, NFL Blitz, and WrestleMania With all the whiz, bang, pop, and shimmer of a glowing arcade, volume 1 of The Ultimate History of Video Games reveals everything you ever wanted to know and more about the unforgettable games that changed the world, the visionaries who made them, and the fanatics who played them. Starting in arcades then moving to televisions and handheld devices, the video game invasion has entranced kids and the young at heart for nearly fifty years. And gaming historian Steven L. Kent has been there to record the craze from the very beginning. The Ultimate History: Volume 1 tells the incredible tale of how this backroom novelty transformed into a cultural phenomenon. Through meticulous research and personal interviews with hundreds of industry luminaries, Kent chronicles firsthand accounts of how yesterday's games like Space Invaders, Centipede, and Pac-Man helped create an arcade culture that defined a generation, and how today's empires like Sony, Nintendo, and Electronic Arts have galvanized a multibillion-dollar industry and a new generation of games. Inside, you'll discover * the video game that saved Nintendo from bankruptcy * the serendipitous story of Pac-Man's design * the misstep that helped topple Atari's $2-billion-a-year empire * the coin shortage caused by Space Invaders * the fascinating reasons behind the rise, fall, and rebirth of Sega * and much more! Entertaining, addictive, and as mesmerizing as the games it chronicles, this book is a must-have for anyone who's ever touched a joystick.
Call Number: GV1469.3 .K453 2001
Publication Date: 2001-10-02
The Ultimate History of Video Games, Volume 2 by
The definitive behind-the-scenes history of video games' explosion into the twenty-first century and the war for industry power "A zippy read through a truly deep research job. You won't want to put this one down."-Eddie Adlum, publisher, RePlay Magazine As video games evolve, only the fittest companies survive. Making a blockbuster once cost millions of dollars; now it can cost hundreds of millions, but with a $160 billion market worldwide, the biggest players are willing to bet the bank. Steven L. Kent has been playing video games since Pong and writing about the industry since the Nintendo Entertainment System. In volume 1 of The Ultimate History of Video Games, he chronicled the industry's first thirty years. In volume 2, he narrates gaming's entrance into the twenty-first century, as Nintendo, Sega, Sony, and Microsoft battle to capture the global market. The home console boom of the '90s turned hobby companies like Nintendo and Sega into Hollywood-studio-sized business titans. But by the end of the decade, they would face new, more powerful competitors. In boardrooms on both sides of the Pacific, engineers and executives began, with enormous budgets and total secrecy, to plan the next evolution of home consoles. The PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, and Sega Dreamcast all made radically different bets on what gamers would want. And then, to the shock of the world, Bill Gates announced the development of the one console to beat them all-even if Microsoft had to burn a few billion dollars to do it. In this book, you will learn about . the cutthroat environment at Microsoft as rival teams created console systems . the day the head of Sega of America told the creator of Sonic the Hedgehog to "f**k off" . how "lateral thinking with withered technology" put Nintendo back on top . and much more! Gripping and comprehensive, The Ultimate History of Video Games- Volume 2 explores the origins of modern consoles and of the franchises-from Grand Theft Auto and Halo to Call of Duty and Guitar Hero-that would define gaming in the new millennium.
Call Number: GV1469.3 .K453 2021
Publication Date: 2021-08-24
Bit by Bit by
Video games have seemingly taken over our lives. Whereas gamers once constituted a small and largely male subculture, today 67 percent of American households play video games. The average gamer is now thirty-four years old and spends eight hours each week playing-and there is a 40 percent chance this person is a woman. In Bit by Bit, Andrew Ervin sets out to understand the explosive popularity of video games. He travels to government laboratories, junk shops, and arcades. He interviews scientists and game designers, both old and young. In charting the material and technological history of video games, from the 1950s to the present, he suggests that their appeal starts and ends with the sense of creativity they instill in gamers. As Ervin argues, games can be art because they are beautiful, moving, and even political.
Call Number: GV1469.3 .E78 2017
Publication Date: 2017-05-02
Illustrated Guide to Home Chemistry Experiments by
For students, DIY hobbyists, and science buffs, who can no longer get real chemistry sets, this one-of-a-kind guide explains how to set up and use a home chemistry lab, with step-by-step instructions for conducting experiments in basic chemistry -- not just to make pretty colors and stinky smells, but to learn how to do real lab work: Purify alcohol by distillation Produce hydrogen and oxygen gas by electrolysis Smelt metallic copper from copper ore you make yourself Analyze the makeup of seawater, bone, and other common substances Synthesize oil of wintergreen from aspirin and rayon fiber from paper Perform forensics tests for fingerprints, blood, drugs, and poisons and much more From the 1930s through the 1970s, chemistry sets were among the most popular Christmas gifts, selling in the millions. But two decades ago, real chemistry sets began to disappear as manufacturers and retailers became concerned about liability. ,em>The Illustrated Guide to Home Chemistry Experiments steps up to the plate with lessons on how to equip your home chemistry lab, master laboratory skills, and work safely in your lab. The bulk of this book consists of 17 hands-on chapters that include multiple laboratory sessions on the following topics: Separating Mixtures Solubility and Solutions Colligative Properties of Solutions Introduction to Chemical Reactions & Stoichiometry Reduction-Oxidation (Redox) Reactions Acid-Base Chemistry Chemical Kinetics Chemical Equilibrium and Le Chatelier's Principle Gas Chemistry Thermochemistry and Calorimetry Electrochemistry Photochemistry Colloids and Suspensions Qualitative Analysis Quantitative Analysis Synthesis of Useful Compounds Forensic Chemistry With plenty of full-color illustrations and photos, Illustrated Guide to Home Chemistry Experiments offers introductory level sessions suitable for a middle school or first-year high school chemistry laboratory course, and more advanced sessions suitable for students who intend to take the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Chemistry exam. A student who completes all of the laboratories in this book will have done the equivalent of two full years of high school chemistry lab work or a first-year college general chemistry laboratory course. This hands-on introduction to real chemistry -- using real equipment, real chemicals, and real quantitative experiments -- is ideal for the many thousands of young people and adults who want to experience the magic of chemistry.
Call Number: QD43 .T495 2008
Publication Date: 2008-05-20
Introduction to Stereochemistry by
CHEMISTRY STUDENT GUIDES. GUIDED BY STUDENTS Why did the drug thalidomide cause birth defects? What is the chemical difference between sucrose and lactose in your food? Stereochemistry holds the answer and is essential to the understanding of the chemistry of life. Stereochemistry is an important concept that often causes confusion amongst students when they learn it for the first time. Unlike most other areas of chemistry, it requires the chemist to visualise molecules in 3D, which can be difficult. In this book we deal with tricky concepts like conformation and configuration, how to represent them accurately and how to use the correct terms to describe them in both organic and inorganic chemistry. We involved students in the writing process to ensure we deal with areas that you find difficult, in an understandable language. With problems designed to focus on common errors and misconceptions, real life examples, and practical hands-on exercises coupled with visualisation tips, our intention is to give you the tools to become confident in stererochemistry. Complementing mainstream organic textbooks, or self-study, this book is for anyone who has struggled with describing alkenes as E or Z, assigning R and S absolute configurations, drawing Newman projections or chair representations of cyclohexanes, axial chirality, understanding the stereochemistry of octahedral metal complexes and indeed explaining complexities observed in NMR spectra. Chemistry Student Guides are written with current students involved at every stage, guiding the books towards the most challenging aspects of the topic. Student co-authors for Introduction to Stereochemistry are Caroline Akamune, Michael Lloyd and Matthew Taylor.
Call Number: QD481 .C655 2021
Publication Date: 2020-10-23
In his highly anticipated sequel to The Elements, Theodore Gray demonstrates how the elements of the periodic table combine to form the molecules that make up our world. Everything physical is made up of the elements and the infinite variety of molecules they form when they combine with each other. In Molecules, Theodore Gray takes the next step in the grand story that began with the periodic table in his best-selling book, The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe. Here, he explores through fascinating stories and trademark stunning photography the most interesting, essential, useful, and beautiful of the millions of chemical structures that make up every material in the world. Gray begins with an explanation of how atoms bond to form molecules and compounds, as well as the difference between organic and inorganic chemistry. He then goes on to explore the vast array of materials molecules can create, including: soaps and solvents; goops and oils; rocks and ores; ropes and fibers; painkillers and dangerous drugs; sweeteners; perfumes and stink bombs; colors and pigments; and controversial compounds including asbestos, CFCs, and thimerosal. Big, gorgeous photographs, as well as diagrams of the compounds and their chemical bonds, rendered with never before seen beauty, fill the pages and capture molecules in their various states. As he did in The Elements, Gray shows us molecules as we've never seen them before. It's the perfect book for his loyal fans who've been eager for more and for anyone fascinated with the mysteries of the material world.
Call Number: QC173 .G65897 2018
Publication Date: 2018-03-13
With more than 1 million copies sold worldwide, The Elements is the most entertaining, comprehensive, and visually arresting book on all 118 elements in the periodic table. Includes a poster of Theodore Gray's iconic photographic periodic table of the elements! Based on seven years of research and photography by Theodore Gray and Nick Mann, The Elements presents the most complete and visually arresting representation available to the naked eye of every atom in the universe. Organized sequentially by atomic number, every element is represented by a big beautiful photograph that most closely represents it in its purest form. Several additional photographs show each element in slightly altered forms or as used in various practical ways. Also included are fascinating stories of the elements, as well as data on the properties of each, including atomic number, atomic symbol, atomic weight, density, atomic radius, as well as scales for electron filling order, state of matter, and an atomic emission spectrum. This of solid science and stunning artistic photographs is the perfect gift book for every sentient creature in the universe.
Call Number: QD466 .G73 2009
Publication Date: 2009-10-01
The third book in Theodore Gray's bestselling Elements Trilogy, Reactions continues the journey through the world of chemistry that began with his two previous bestselling books The Elements and Molecules. With The Elements, Gray gave us a never-before-seen, mesmerizing photographic view of the 118 elements in the periodic table. In Molecules, he showed us how the elements combine to form the content that makes up our universe. With Reactions Gray once again puts his one-of-a-kind photography and storytelling ability to work demonstrating how molecules interact in ways that are essential to our very existence. The book begins with a brief recap of elements and molecules and then goes on to explain important concepts the characterize a chemical reaction, including Energy, Entropy, and Time. It is then organized by type of reaction including chapters such as "Fantastic Reactions and Where to Find Them," "On the Origin of Light and Color," "The Boring Chapter," in which we learn about reactions such as paint drying, grass growing, and water boiling, and "The Need for Speed," including topics such as weather, ignition, and fire.
Call Number: QC173 .G658975 2020
Publication Date: 2020-10-27
Chemistry As a Game of Molecular Construction by
Chemistry as a Game of Molecular Construction: The Bond-Click Way utilizes an innovative and engaging approach to introduce students to the basic concepts and universal aspects of chemistry, with an emphasis on molecules' beauty and their importance in our lives. * Offers a unique approach that portrays chemistry as a window into mankind's material-chemical essence * Reveals the beauty of molecules through the "click" method, a teaching methodology comprised of the process of constructing molecules from building blocks * Styles molecular construction in a way that reveals the universal aspect of chemistry * Allows students to construct molecules, from the simple hydrogen molecule all the way to complex strands of DNA, thereby showing the overarching unity of matter * Provides problems sets and solutions for each chapter
Call Number: QD31.3 .S47 2016
Publication Date: 2016-03-07
Race in American Television [2 Volumes] by
This two-volume encyclopedia explores representations of people of color in American television. It includes overview essays on early, classic, and contemporary television and the challenges for, developments related to, and participation of minorities on and behind the screen. Covering five decades, this encyclopedia highlights how race has shaped television and how television has shaped society. Offering critical analysis of moments and themes throughout television history, Race in American Television shines a spotlight on key artists of color, prominent shows, and the debates that have defined television since the civil rights movement. This book also examines the ways in which television has been a site for both reproduction of stereotypes and resistance to them, providing a basis for discussion about racial issues in the United States. This set provides a significant resource for students and fans of television alike, not only educating but also empowering readers with the necessary tools to consume and watch the small screen and explore its impact on the evolution of racial and ethnic stereotypes in U.S. culture and beyond. Understanding the history of American television contributes to deeper knowledge and potentially helps us to better apprehend the plethora of diverse shows and programs on Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, and other platforms today. Offers accessible yet critical discussions of television culture Provides historic understanding of the contributions of significant artists of color to the history of American television Discusses a diversity of shows as well as debates and themes central to the history of American television
Call Number: PN1992.8.R24 R33 2021
Publication Date: 2021-01-26
This Is Your Mind on Plants by
The instant New York Times bestseller | A Washington Post Notable Book | One of NPR's Best Books of the Year "Expert storytelling . . . [Pollan] masterfully elevates a series of big questions about drugs, plants and humans that are likely to leave readers thinking in new ways." --New York Times Book Review From #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Pollan, a radical challenge to how we think about drugs, and an exploration into the powerful human attraction to psychoactive plants--and the equally powerful taboos. Of all the things humans rely on plants for--sustenance, beauty, medicine, fragrance, flavor, fiber--surely the most curious is our use of them to change consciousness: to stimulate or calm, fiddle with or completely alter, the qualities of our mental experience. Take coffee and tea: People around the world rely on caffeine to sharpen their minds. But we do not usually think of caffeine as a drug, or our daily use as an addiction, because it is legal and socially acceptable. So, then, what is a "drug"? And why, for example, is making tea from the leaves of a tea plant acceptable, but making tea from a seed head of an opium poppy a federal crime? In This Is Your Mind on Plants, Michael Pollan dives deep into three plant drugs--opium, caffeine, and mescaline--and throws the fundamental strangeness, and arbitrariness, of our thinking about them into sharp relief. Exploring and participating in the cultures that have grown up around these drugs while consuming (or, in the case of caffeine, trying not to consume) them, Pollan reckons with the powerful human attraction to psychoactive plants. Why do we go to such great lengths to seek these shifts in consciousness, and then why do we fence that universal desire with laws and customs and fraught feelings? In this unique blend of history, science, and memoir, as well as participatory journalism, Pollan examines and experiences these plants from several very different angles and contexts, and shines a fresh light on a subject that is all too often treated reductively--as a drug, whether licit or illicit. But that is one of the least interesting things you can say about these plants, Pollan shows, for when we take them into our bodies and let them change our minds, we are engaging with nature in one of the most profound ways we can. Based in part on an essay published almost twenty-five years ago, this groundbreaking and singular consideration of psychoactive plants, and our attraction to them through time, holds up a mirror to our fundamental human needs and aspirations, the operations of our minds, and our entanglement with the natural world.
Call Number: RS164 .P764 2021
Publication Date: 2021-07-06
The War on the West by
An Instant New York Times Bestseller! China has concentration camps now. Why do Westerners claim our sins are unique? It is now in vogue to celebrate non-Western cultures and disparage Western ones. Some of this is a much-needed reckoning, but much of it fatally undermines the very things that created the greatest, most humane civilization in the world. In The War on the West, Douglas Murray shows how many well-meaning people have been fooled by hypocritical and inconsistent anti-West rhetoric. After all, if we must discard the ideas of Kant, Hume, and Mill for their opinions on race, shouldn't we discard Marx, whose work is peppered with racial slurs and anti-Semitism? Embers of racism remain to be stamped out in America, but what about the raging racist inferno in the Middle East and Asia? It's not just dishonest scholars who benefit from this intellectual fraud but hostile nations and human rights abusers hoping to distract from their own ongoing villainy. Dictators who slaughter their own people are happy to jump on the "America is a racist country" bandwagon and mimic the language of antiracism and "pro-justice" movements as PR while making authoritarian conquests. If the West is to survive, it must be defended. The War on the West is not only an incisive takedown of foolish anti-Western arguments but also a rigorous new apologetic for civilization itself.
Call Number: CB245 .M83 2022
Publication Date: 2022-04-26
Allow Me to Retort by
Instant New York Times Bestseller MSNBC legal commentator Elie Mystal thinks that Republicans are wrong about the law almost all of the time. Now, instead of talking about this on cable news, Mystal explains why in his first book. "After reading Allow Me to Retort, I want Elie Mystal to explain everything I don't understand--quantum astrophysics, the infield fly rule, why people think Bob Dylan is a good singer . . ." --Michael Harriot, The Root Allow Me to Retort is an easily digestible argument about what rights we have, what rights Republicans are trying to take away, and how to stop them. Mystal explains how to protect the rights of women and people of color instead of cowering to the absolutism of gun owners and bigots. He explains the legal way to stop everything from police brutality to political gerrymandering, just by changing a few judges and justices. He strips out all of the fancy jargon conservatives like to hide behind and lays bare the truth of their project to keep America forever tethered to its slaveholding past. Mystal brings his trademark humor, expertise, and rhetorical flair to explain concepts like substantive due process and the right for the LGBTQ community to buy a cake, and to arm readers with the knowledge to defend themselves against conservatives who want everybody to live under the yoke of eighteenth-century white men. The same tactics Mystal uses to defend the idea of a fair and equal society on MSNBC and CNN are in this book, for anybody who wants to deploy them on social media. You don't need to be a legal scholar to understand your own rights. You don't need to accept the "whites only" theory of equality pushed by conservative judges. You can read this book to understand that the Constitution is trash, but doesn't have to be.
Call Number: KF4550 .M97 2022
Publication Date: 2022-03-01
Self-Portrait in Black and White by
A reckoning with the way we choose to see and define ourselves, Self-Portrait in Black and White is the searching story of one American family's multigenerational transformation from what is called black to what is assumed to be white. Thomas Chatterton Williams, the son of a "black" father from the segregated South and a "white" mother from the West, spent his whole life believing the dictum that a single drop of "black blood" makes a person black. This was so fundamental to his self-conception that he'd never rigorously reflected on its foundations--but the shock of his experience as the black father of two extremely white-looking children led him to question these long-held convictions.It is not that he has come to believe that he is no longer black or that his kids are white, Williams notes. It is that these categories cannot adequately capture either of them--or anyone else, for that matter. Beautifully written and bound to upset received opinions on race, Self-Portrait in Black and White is an urgent work for our time.
Call Number: E185.97.W7345 A3 2019
Publication Date: 2019-10-15
Bad News by
Something is wrong with American journalism. Long before "fake news" became the calling card of the Right, Americans had lost faith in their news media. But lately, the feeling that something is off has become impossible to ignore. That's because the majority of our mainstream news is no longer just liberal; it's woke. Today's newsrooms are propagating radical ideas that were fringe as recently as a decade ago, including "antiracism," intersectionality, open borders, and critical race theory. How did this come to be? It all has to do with who our news media is written by--and who it is written for. In Bad News: How Woke Media Is Undermining Democracy, Batya Ungar-Sargon reveals how American journalism underwent a status revolution over the twentieth century--from a blue-collar trade to an elite profession. As a result, journalists shifted their focus away from the working class and toward the concerns of their affluent, highly educated peers. With the rise of the Internet and the implosion of local news, America's elite news media became nationalized and its journalists affluent and ideological. And where once business concerns provided a countervailing force to push back against journalists' worst tendencies, the pressures of the digital media landscape now align corporate incentives with newsroom crusades. The truth is, the moral panic around race, encouraged by today's elite newsrooms, does little more than consolidate the power of liberal elites and protect their economic interests. And in abandoning the working class by creating a culture war around identity, our national media is undermining American democracy. Bad News explains how this happened, why it happened, and the dangers posed by this development if it continues unchecked.
Call Number: P95.82.U6 U54 2021
Publication Date: 2021-10-26
Cars, Climate and the EPA by
As Congress considers legislation to reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that contribute to climate change, attention has focused on "cap-and-trade" legislation. Such legislation would set a national cap of GHG emissions, with allowances to emit limited amounts of the gases distributed or auctioned to affected parties. Recently, there has also been discussion of taxes on greenhouse-gas-emitting substances, which proponents argue would provide greater transparency and a clearer price signal. This book examines the proponents of legislation who counter that the threat of climate change is too important for action to be delayed, and that energy-efficiency and lower GHG emissions can be the building blocks of a program to restore the economy as well as to protect the environment.
Call Number: TD886.5 .C37 2010
Publication Date: 2010-10-01
Grammar of Ornament by
Architect, decorator and teacher, Owen Jones supervised work at the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London and his decoration of the Crystal Palace was unanimously acclaimed. His work, "The Grammar of Ornament," was first published in 1856 and is still an indispensable reference tool. Its encyclopedic approach offers a unique vision of the decorative styles throughout time. "The Grammar of Ornament" is a treatise of the most significant forms of ornamental motifs. Organized in twenty chapters, each with an introductary text, these plates were compiled by Owen Jones, assisted by his students, from museum documents and existing historical and scientific publications. Its extremely varied illustrations make "The Grammar of Ornament" essential to the history of decorative arts.
Call Number: NK1510 .J7 2006
Publication Date: 2006-09-01
Cezanne to Van Gogh by
The fascinating story of Dr. Paul Gachet's collection of works of art by artists such as Cezanne, Van Gogh, and Monet.
Call Number: N6847.5.I4 D57 1999
Publication Date: 1999-01-01
Revel for Janson's History of Art by
Janson's History of Art: The Western Tradition, Reissued Eighth Edition presents the same content as the text's Eighth Edition, published in 2010, now reimagined for digital learning via REVEL. While remaining current with new discoveries and scholarship, the Reissued Eighth Edition maintains its focus on the object, its manufacture, and its visual character, and continues to consider the contribution of the artist as a key element of analysis. Throughout, the authors engage students by weaving a compelling narrative of how art has changed over time in the cultures that Europe has claimed as its heritage.
Call Number: N5300.J3 2016
Publication Date: 2015-01-12
Cruz de olvido by
Call Number: PQ7489.2.C65 C78 1999
Publication Date: 1999
Secret Lives of the U. S. Presidents by
Your high school history teachers never gave you a book like this one! Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents features outrageous and uncensored profiles of the men in the White House-complete with hundreds of little-known, politically incorrect, and downright wacko facts. You'll discover that- George Washington spent a whopping 7% of his salary on booze John Quincy Adams loved to skinny-dip in the Potomac River Gerald Ford once worked as a Cosmopolitan magazine cover model Warren G. Harding gambled with White House china when he ran low on cash Jimmy Carter reported a UFO sighting in Georgia And Richard Nixon . . . sheesh, don't get us started on Nixon! With chapters on everyone from George Washington to Barack Obama, Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents tackles all the tough questions that other history books are afraid to ask- How many of these guys were cheating on their wives? Are there really secret tunnels underneath the White House? And what was Nancy Reagan thinking when she appeared on Diff'rent Strokes? American history was never this much fun in school!
Call Number: E176.1 .O268 2017
Publication Date: 2017-02-14
The California Field Atlas by
"[A] gorgeously illustrated compendium."--Sunset This lavishly illustrated atlas takes readers off the beaten path and outside normal conceptions of California, revealing its myriad ecologies, topographies, and histories in exquisite maps and trail paintings. Based on decades of exploring the backcountry of the Golden State, artist-adventurer Obi Kaufmann blends science and art to illuminate the multifaceted array of living, connected systems like no book has done before. Kaufmann depicts layer after layer of the natural world, delighting in the grand scale and details alike. The effect is staggeringly beautiful: presented alongside California divvied into its fifty-eight counties, for example, we consider California made up of dancing tectonic plates, of watersheds, of wildflower gardens. Maps are enhanced by spirited illustrations of wildlife, keys that explain natural phenomena, and a clear-sighted but reverential text. Full of character and color, a bit larger than life, The California Field Atlas is the ultimate road trip companion and love letter to a place.
Call Number: G1526.G3 K3 2017
Publication Date: 2017-09-01
In Cold Blood by
NATIONAL BESTSELLER * The most famous true crime novel of all time "chills the blood and exercises the intelligence" (The New York Review of Books)--and haunted its author long after he finished writing it. On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was no apparent motive for the crime, and there were almost no clues. In one of the first non-fiction novels ever written, Truman Capote reconstructs the murder and the investigation that led to the capture, trial, and execution of the killers, generating both mesmerizing suspense and astonishing empathy. In Cold Blood is a work that transcends its moment, yielding poignant insights into the nature of American violence.
Call Number: HV6533.K3 C3 1994
Publication Date: 1994-02-01
No Constitutional Right to Be Ladies by
"An immensely pleasurable read as well as an important contribution to American legal history . . . The author is too good a storyteller, however, to lay this all out without drama . . . Few have made the case so cogently or entertainingly."--Sara L. Mandelbaum, New York Law Journal "A thoughtful book of formidable research and clear prose . . . Kerber weaves broad constitutional and legal history around fascinating case studies . . . [and] makes a powerful case that, on balance, liberation is the trajectory of history."--Michael Sherry, The New York Times Book Review "An ambitious exploration of the history and meaning of women's civic obligations . . . A carefully crafted work that tells its complex and persuasive story at many levels. By its focus on the law of civic obligation, it makes an innovative contribution to the study of citizenship as both a legal and political institution in the United States. By following the 'antique legal tradition' of coverture out of the treatises and into the arena of public law, this book absorbing book also represents a significant expansion of the legal and social history scholarship of that doctrine in America. Its sweeping survey provides a timeline of the status of women as citizens that is a provocative reminder of how much in the past we still live. Informative and accessible, this study will be useful to legal historians and feminist theorists as well as to more general students of American history . . . So full of interesting ideas and thought-provoking questions that it will inspire the research agendas of scholars for years to come."--Ann F. Thomas, H-Net Book Review "Combining micronarrative with feminist theorizing, impeccable research with passionate engagement, Linda Kerber reshapes the history of American political development . . . A model study."--From the Citation for the AHA's 1999 Joan Kelly Memorial Prize "A capacious mind is at work in this richly textured and imaginative book. Putting obligations rather than rights in the forefront, Linda Kerber sees anew the past, present, and future of women's citizenship in the United States and in doing so illuminates the limits and possibilities of American democracy."--Nancy Cott, Yale University "Kerber makes a compelling case for a difficult proposition. This is history as it ought to be written."--Stan Katz, President Emeritus, American Council of Learned Societies "Brilliant--a major work."--Gerda Lerner "Kerber approaches the subject by a little-used path, and reveals much about how women have been treated and why . . . Startling."--John B. Saul, The Seattle Times
Call Number: HQ1236.5.U6 K47 1998
Publication Date: 1998-08-20
The Mask of Benevolence by
A look at the gulf that separates the deaf minority from the hearing world, this book sheds light on the mistreatment of the deaf community by a hearing establishment that resists understanding and awareness. Critically acclaimed as a breakthrough when it was first published in 1992, this new edition includes information on the science and ethics of childhood cochlear implants. An indictment of the ways in which experts in the scientific, medical, and educational establishment purport to serve the deaf, this book describes how they, in fact, do them great harm.
Call Number: HV2537.L36 1999
Publication Date: 1999-03-01
Finance or Food? : The Role of Cultures, Values, and Ethics in Land Use Negotiations by
Exploring the ways in which culture, systems of value, and ethics impact agriculture, this volume addresses contemporary land questions and conditions for agricultural land management. Throughout, the editors and contributors consider a range of issues, including pressure on farmland, international and global trade relations, moral and ethical questions, and implications for governance. The focus of Finance or Food? is land use in Australia, Canada, and Norway, chosen for their commonalities as well as their differences. With reference to these specific national contexts, the contributors explore political, ecological, and ethical debates concerning food production, alternative energy, and sustainability.
Call Number: HD111 .F56 2020
Publication Date: 2020
Chemical Bonding by
The renowned Oxford Chemistry Primers series, which provides focused introductions to a range of important topics in chemistry, has been refreshed and updated to suit the needs of today's students, lecturers, and postgraduate researchers. The rigorous, yet accessible, treatment of each subjectarea is ideal for those wanting a primer in a given topic to prepare them for more advanced study or research.The learning features provided, including questions at the end of every chapter and online multiple-choice questions, encourage active learning and promote understanding. Furthermore, frequent diagrams, margin notes, and glossary definitions all help to enhance a student's understanding of theseessential areas of chemistry.Chemical bonding gives a clear and succinct explanation of this fundamental topic, which underlies the structure and reactivity of all molecules, and therefore the subject of chemistry itself. Little prior knowledge or mathematical ability is assumed, making this the perfect text to introducestudents to the subject.
Call Number: QD461 .W63 2016
Publication Date: 2016-04-28
Essential Mary Austin by
' Austin is credited with 30 book-length works and over 200 novels, dramas, short stories, poems, articles, and essays ? A writer, a feminist and ethnographer who was in advance of her time ? Insights on how California, looked a hundred years ago. Mary Austin is not a household word today, but for much of the early 20th century she was a well-known figure, and one of the few women, who made her way as a writer and chronicler of the West and California. Never on a soapbox, but firm in her convictions she fought the injustice she saw in the treatment of Hispanics and Indians through her work. She is best known for her Land of Little Rain originally published in 1903, a classic nature book that evokes the mysticism and spirituality of the American Southwest
Call Number: PS3501.U8 A6 2006
Publication Date: 2006-10-01
Holy Sh*t by
Almost everyone swears, or worries about not swearing, from the two year-old who has just discovered the power of potty mouth to the grandma who wonders why every other word she hears is obscene. Whether they express anger or exhilaration, are meant to insult or to commend, swear words performa crucial role in language. But swearing is also a uniquely well-suited lens through which to look at history, offering a fascinating record of what people care about on the deepest levels of a culture - what's divine, what's terrifying, and what's taboo.Holy Sh*t tells the story of two kinds of swearing - obscenities and oaths - from ancient Rome and the Bible to today. With humor and insight, Melissa Mohr takes readers on a journey to discover how "swearing" has come to include both testifying with your hand on the Bible and calling someone a*#$and!* when they cut you off on the highway. She explores obscenities in ancient Rome - which were remarkably similar to our own - and unearths the history of religious oaths in the Middle Ages, when swearing (or not swearing) an oath was often a matter of life and death. Holy Sh*t also explainsthe advancement of civility and corresponding censorship of language in the 18th century, considers the rise of racial slurs after World War II, examines the physiological effects of swearing (increased heart rate and greater pain tolerance), and answers a question that preoccupies the FCC, the USSenate, and anyone who has recently overheard little kids at a playground: are we swearing more now than people did in the past?A gem of lexicography and cultural history, Holy Sh*t is a serious exploration of obscenity - and it also just might expand your repertoire of words to choose from the next time you shut your finger in the car door.
Call Number: PE3724.S85 M65 2013
Publication Date: 2016-05-01
How to Host a Dinner Party by
A fun, informative guide to hosting the perfect party every time. "Every dinner party experience I've had in the last ten years at Corey's has been incredible. But practice really does make perfect and I can now honestly say there is nowhere I'd rather be in the world than at his table ... I can't begin to express the relief I felt in reading this book and realizing there was a method to his success." - Sarah Polley, from the introduction We've all been there: twenty minutes before guests arrive, and you're unsure if you've got enough wine, or enough chairs, or whether your friend is a vegetarian or a vegan. Hosting a dinner party is hard, but Corey Mintz can help. For his popular Toronto Star column, "Fed," he has presided over 115 dinner parties, every week opening his home to strangers and friends alike in an effort to perfect the craft of hosting. And in How to Host a Dinner Party, he shares everything he's learned in a hilarious handbook that will appeal to everyone -- from those throwing their first dinner party to seasoned entertainers looking to enhance their skills. This book guides readers through everything they need to know about hosting, starting with the golden rule -- that the goal of a dinner party is to have fun with our friends, not to show off our cooking skills. It will explain why we like to gather for dinner, when we should host, who we should invite, what we should cook, and how we should cook it. Featuring recipes, anecdotes, expert analysis, and an endless bounty of how-to tips, it is the essential guide to perfecting the art of welcoming people into your home.
Call Number: BJ2038 .M56 2013
Publication Date: 2013-05-25
Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates by
The little-known story of Thomas Jefferson's battle to defend America against Islamic pirates. Kilmeade and Yeager recount the dramatic events building up to this forgotten war against the Tripoli pirates and the heroics that led to its resolution. They tell the story of a 25 year-old sailor named Stephen Decatur who sailed into the enemy harbour, his boat disguised as a Maltese merchant ship, and William Eaton who led Marines on a 500 mile trek across the desert to surprise the port of Derna. New York Times bestselling authors make history come alive.
Call Number: E335 .K55 2017
Publication Date: 2017-10-24
About Death by
Are you dying? Or, are you anxious about the anticipated demise of a loved one? Most people stuck in such situations find themselves bombarded with relentless, intermittent and growing anger, fear, denial and frustration. Since childhood a vast majority of us have known death eventually would occur. Yet why as their final breath approaches do people feel as if mortified by a sense of surprise? Why are you weepy, emotional, or "not behaving like yourself?" Besides being in denial, you still might be asking: "Why am I dying? Why is my little boy, or girl, or spouse, or lover leaving this world? Why is this all happening to me, or is this-the impending death-actually occurring? Why does this all seem like such a dream? Perhaps most important, how can I cope, if at all?" Well, finally such queries can and are addressed fully in compelling detail by internationally acclaimed integrative medical oncologist and author, James W. Forsythe, M.D., H.M.D. His medical clinic hails as having one of the world's highest survival rates among Stage IV cancer patients at such facilities. Now in his fifth decade of practicing medicine, this world-renowned doctor has plenty of seasoned advice on what you should know regarding what death "is," how this transition occurs, what you should expect from this process, and how you can cope.
Call Number: BF789.D4 F67 2013
Publication Date: 1913-12-25
The Better Writing Breakthrough by
Every teacher knows the challenge of trying to engage reluctant readers and struggling writers-students whose typical response to a writing prompt is a few sentence fragments scribbled on a sheet of paper followed by an elaborate shrug of the shoulders. The best way to engage less confident readers and writers is to give them something powerful to think about. The Discourse and Writing Cycle explores writing as a means to focus student thinking, fuel deeper learning, and build complex understanding in English, social studies, math, and science. This field-tested approach from well-respected experts Eleanor Dougherty, Laura Billings, and Terry Roberts is designed for use in grades 4-12. The book explores the three interrelated sequences of the cycle-the Discourse Sequence, the Transition to Writing Sequence, and the Writing Sequence-and includes classroom examples and sample lesson plans from across the content areas. The cycle will inspire you as a teacher and help you to inspire your students to write with confidence and competence.
Call Number: LB1576 .D684 2016
Publication Date: 2016-03-30
The Spotter's Guide to Urban Engineering by
An illustrated field guide to the technology that keeps our cities and towns working. The Spotter's Guide to Urban Engineering is a useful identification tool to the mysteries of how our cities are built and work. Each spread identifies an example of urban engineering and describes what it is, how it works and why it is there. Annotated diagrams explain the technology, and location maps indicate noteworthy real-world examples. Most importantly for spotters, the book gives advice on how to identify these features and tips on where to spot them. The book covers the main areas of engineering infrastructure. Concise descriptions begin with a brief introduction, a timeline tracing that area's development and a synopsis of facts and figures. More than 300 illustrations and a durable flexibound format allow for easy reference in the field. The book covers: Managing raw materials, including mining, agriculture, waterworks and manufacturing Making power, including electricity grids, oil and gas extraction and distribution, and renewable energy Transport, including highways, railways, bridges, tunnels, canals and aviation Communications, including telephone, radio, television, satellites and digital technology Waste, including sewers, industrial and residential waste management, recycling. The Spotter's Guide to Urban Engineering provides lay readers with a fascinating introduction to the technology that underpins modern life. Those contemplating a career in civil engineering will find the book of particular interest.
Call Number: TA148 .B37 2011
Publication Date: 2011-09-08
Jung's Map of the Soul by
More than a mere overview, the book offers readers a strong grounding in the basic principles of Jung's analytical psychology in addition to illuminating insights.
Call Number: BF173 .S674 1998
Publication Date: 1998-12-30
Marx, Reason, and the Art of Freedom by
In this analysis of the problem of freedom from a humanistic-Marxist perspective, philosopher Kevin M. Brien draws on the full chronological spectrum of Marx’s writings to reconstruct the mature Marx’s view of freedom under three broad categories: freedom as a mode of being, freedom as transcendence, and freedom as spontaneity. While recognizing that many students of Marx have noted two distinctly different perspectives in early and late Marx, Brien interprets Marx’s philosophy as a coherent organic whole. He demonstrates that Marx’s thought is principally and systematically an elaborated philosophical-scientific theory of freedom. New to this second edition is an extended postscript in which Brien provides critical responses to a number of published reviews of the first edition of his book. In addition, Brien also presents a humanistic-Marxist interpretation of spirituality. In so doing he identifies a potential revolutionizing agency in the context of the 21st century. Finally, an addendum shows how humanistic Marxism and Buddhism converge on the same basic values and mutually complement each other. This comparison serves to emphasize the viability of projecting a nontheistic spiritual dimension and shows that there is a genuine moral basis for common social action among adherents of different perspectives. This rigorously argued and deeply thoughtful analysis reveals the continuing relevance and promise of Marx’s thought in the 21st century.
Call Number: B3305.M74 B73 2006
Publication Date: 2005-12-05
The Norton Introduction to Literature by
The Norton Introduction to Literature presents an engaging, balanced selection of literature to suit any course. Offering a thorough treatment of historical and critical context, the most comprehensive media package available, and a rich suite of tools to encourage close reading and thoughtful writing, the Twelfth Edition is unparalleled in its guidance of understanding, analyzing, and writing about literature.
Call Number: PN6014 .N67 2016
Publication Date: 2016-02-05
Greeks and Romans Bearing Gifts by
This lively and engaging book is the only popular work to explore the profound impact of Ancient Greece and Rome on the founding fathers. Recounting the stirring stories the founders encountered in their favorite histories of Greece and Rome, renowned scholar Carl J. Richard explores what they learned from these vivid tales and how they applied these lessons to their own heroic quest to win American independence and establish a durable republic.
Call Number: JA84.U5 R484 2008
Publication Date: 2008-03-13
The Shining by
Past horrors and evil lurk in Colorado's Overlook Hotel, threatening winter season caretakers Jack Torrance, his wife Wendy, and their young son, Danny. Gifted with the shining, a clairvoyant Danny must battle the darkest evil in the remote hotel in an attempt to save his family from its influence.
Call Number: PS3561.I483 S45 2001
Publication Date: 2001-08-28
Discoveries: Alexander the Great by
In the spring of 334 BC the twenty-two-year-old King Alexander led an army of 50,000 men on the most ambitious conquest of ancient times. It was to take them from Greece, across Asia Minor, to India. Combining his extraordinary military skills with diplomacy and a burning sense of destiny, the young king proved himself one of the greatest generals the world has known.
Call Number: DF234.3 .B7513 1996
Publication Date: 1996-09-01
How to Win Friends and Influence People by
Provides suggestions for successfully dealing with people both in social and business situations.
Call Number: BF637.S8 C37 1982
Publication Date: 1990-02-15
The HarperCollins Study Bible by
The HarperCollins Study Bible is the landmark general reference Bible that offers the full text of the New Revised Standard Version as well as in-depth articles, introductions, and comprehensive notes by today's leading biblical scholars for the Society of Biblical Literature. Completely revised and updated, this edition incorporates the latest scholarship and findings as well as incorporating new diagrams, charts, and maps--25% revised or new material.
Call Number: BS191.5.A1 2006 S26 2006
Publication Date: 2006-08-22
How to Be an Antiracist by
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * From the National Book Award-winning author of Stamped from the Beginning comes a "groundbreaking" (Time) approach to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society--and in ourselves. "The most courageous book to date on the problem of race in the Western mind."--The New York Times ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR--The New York Times Book Review, Time, NPR, The Washington Post, Shelf Awareness, Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews Antiracism is a transformative concept that reorients and reenergizes the conversation about racism--and, even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. At its core, racism is a powerful system that creates false hierarchies of human value; its warped logic extends beyond race, from the way we regard people of different ethnicities or skin colors to the way we treat people of different sexes, gender identities, and body types. Racism intersects with class and culture and geography and even changes the way we see and value ourselves. In How to Be an Antiracist, Kendi takes readers through a widening circle of antiracist ideas--from the most basic concepts to visionary possibilities--that will help readers see all forms of racism clearly, understand their poisonous consequences, and work to oppose them in our systems and in ourselves. Kendi weaves an electrifying combination of ethics, history, law, and science with his own personal story of awakening to antiracism. This is an essential work for anyone who wants to go beyond the awareness of racism to the next step: contributing to the formation of a just and equitable society.
Call Number: E184.A1 K344 2019
Publication Date: 2019-08-13
The story of chemistry : from the periodic table to nanotechnology by
Great advances in human history have often rested on and prompted progress in chemistry. The exploitation of fire, the development of pigments, and the discovery that metals could be smelted and worked laid the foundations of civilization. The search for better tools and weapons drove metallurgy, and the need for medicines and perfumes lay behind the first laboratories. This book traces a story of exploration and discovery, from the earliest applications of chemistry by our ancient forebears. For more than 1,000 years, alchemists pursued the transformation of matter until the advent of modern chemistry in the 17th century set us on the path to the complex science of today. Topics include: prechemistry since prehistory; alchemy and the transmutation of metals; the rise of the scientific method; identifying the chemical elements; understanding gases; the nature of the atom; organic chemistry; chemical analysis.
Call Number: QD11 .R67 2017
Publication Date: 2017
From Dissertation to Book by
All new Phd's hope that their dissertations can become books. But a dissertation is written for a committee and a book for the larger world. William Germano's From Dissertation to Book is the essential guide for academic writers who want to revise a doctoral thesis for publication. The author of Getting It Published, Germano draws upon his extensive experience in academic publishing to provide writers with a state-of-the-art view of how to turn a dissertation into a manuscript that publishers will notice. Acknowledging first that not all theses can become books, Germano shows how some dissertations might have a better life as one or more journal articles or as chapters in a newly conceived book. But even dissertations strong enough to be published as books first need to become book manuscripts, and at the heart of From Dissertation to Book is the idea that revising the dissertation is a fundamental process of adapting from one genre of writing to another. Germano offers clear guidance on how to do just this. Writers will find advice on such topics as rethinking the table of contents, taming runaway footnotes, shaping chapter length, and confronting the limitations of jargon, alongside helpful timetables for light or heavy revision. With crisp directives, engaging examples, and a sympathetic eye for the foibles of academic writing, From Dissertation to Book reveals to recent PhD's the process of careful and thoughtful revision--a truly invaluable skill as they grow into their new roles as professional writers.
Call Number: PN162 .G37 2005
Publication Date: 2008-04-15
You Need a Budget by
Wall Street Journal Bestseller Experience a life free of financial stress and transform your relationship to money with this indispensable guide--the first book based on You Need A Budget's proven method that has helped hundreds of thousands of people break the paycheck to paycheck cycle, get out of debt, and live the life they want to live. No one should tell you what to do with your money--only you know what's most important to you. Always guiding you back to your true priorities, Jesse Mecham will fundamentally change the way you think about your money and what it can do for you. His proven method--four, simple rules--will transform money management from a paralyzing burden to a powerful tool, putting you in total control of your life: Give Every Dollar A Job. Be intentional about what you want your money to do before you spend it. Embrace Your True Expenses. Break up larger, less frequent expenses into smaller, more manageable amounts. By saving monthly for insurance premiums, holidays, or car repairs, when the time comes, your money is ready and waiting to do its job. Roll With The Punches. When life changes, so must your budget. Make adjustments and move along. Flexible budgets succeed because they're guilt-free, realistic, and sustainable. Age Your Money. As you repeat the first three rules, you'll increase the time between the moment you earn a dollar and the moment you need to spend it. When your money is at least a month old, you'll have finally broken the paycheck to paycheck cycle for good. This tried-and-true system has changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people by teaching them how to take charge, adjust money habits, eliminate stress, and build the life they want to live. Don't waste another month counting down the minutes until payday....
Call Number: HG179 .M394 2017
Publication Date: 2017-12-26
Assassination Generation by
The author of the 400,000-copy bestseller On Killing reveals how violent video games have ushered in a new era of mass homicide -- and what we must do about it. Paducah, Kentucky, 1997: a 14-year-old boy shoots eight students in a prayer circle at his school. Littleton, Colorado, 1999: two high school seniors kill a teacher, twelve other students, and then themselves. Utoya, Norway, 2011: a political extremist shoots and kills sixty-nine participants in a youth summer camp. Newtown, Connecticut, 2012: a troubled 20-year-old man kills 20 children and six adults at the elementary school he once attended. What links these and other horrific acts of mass murder? A young person's obsession with video games that teach to kill. Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, who in his perennial bestseller On Killing revealed that most of us are not "natural born killers" - and who has spent decades training soldiers, police, and others who keep us secure to overcome the intrinsic human resistance to harming others and to use firearms responsibly when necessary - turns a laser focus on the threat posed to our society by violent video games. Drawing on crime statistics, cutting-edge social research, and scientific studies of the teenage brain, Col. Grossman shows how video games that depict antisocial, misanthropic, casually savage behavior can warp the mind - with potentially deadly results. His book will become the focus of a new national conversation about video games and the epidemic of mass murders that they have unleashed.
Call Number: HQ784.V53 G765 2016
Publication Date: 2016-11-15
The Cloisters by
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A Today Show #ReadWithJenna Book Club Pick "For fans of The Talented Mr. Ripley and The Secret History...The perfect mystery for fall." --Jenna Bush Hager, Today In this "sinister, jaw-dropping" (Sarah Penner, author of The Lost Apothecary) debut novel, a circle of researchers uncover a mysterious deck of tarot cards and shocking secrets in New York's famed Met Cloisters. When Ann Stilwell arrives in New York City, she expects to spend her summer working as a curatorial associate at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Instead, she finds herself assigned to The Cloisters, a gothic museum and garden renowned for its medieval art collection and its group of enigmatic researchers studying the history of divination. Desperate to escape her painful past, Ann is happy to indulge the researchers' more outlandish theories about the history of fortune telling. But what begins as academic curiosity quickly turns into obsession when Ann discovers a hidden 15th-century deck of tarot cards that might hold the key to predicting the future. When the dangerous game of power, seduction, and ambition at The Cloisters turns deadly, Ann becomes locked in a race for answers as the line between the arcane and the modern blurs. A haunting and magical blend of genres, The Cloisters is a gripping debut that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Call Number: PS3608.A9834 C58 2022
Publication Date: 2022-11-01
Writing with Intent by
From one of the world's most passionately engaged literary citizens comes Writing with Intent, the largest collection to date of Margaret Atwood's nonfiction, ranging from 1983 to 2005. Composed of autobiographical essays, cultural commentary, book reviews, and introductory pieces written for great works of literature, this is the award-winning author's first book-length nonfiction publication in twenty years. Arranged chronologically, these writings display the development of Atwood's worldview as the world around her changes. Included are the Booker Prize#150;winning author's reviews of books by John Updike, Italo Calvino, Toni Morrison, and others, as well as essays in which she remembers herself reading Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse at age nineteen, and discusses the influence of George Orwell's 1984 on the writing of The Handmaid's Tale. Atwood's New York Times Book Review piece that helped make Orhan Pamuk's Snow a bestseller can be found here, as well as a look back on a family trip to Afghanistan just before the Soviet invasion, and her "Letter to America," written after September 11, 2001. The insightful and memorable pieces in this book serve as a testament to Atwood's career, reminding readers why she is one of the most esteemed writers of our time.
Call Number: PR9199.3.A8 W75 2005
Publication Date: 2005-03-18
The Oxford Illustrated History of the First World War by
The First World War, now a century ago, still shapes the world in which we live, and its legacy lives on, in poetry, in prose, in collective memory and political culture. By the time the war ended in 1918, millions lay dead. Three major empires lay shattered by defeat, those of Germany,Austria-Hungary, and the Ottomans. A fourth, Russia, was in the throes of a revolution that helped define the rest of the twentieth century.The Oxford History of the First World War brings together in one volume many of the most distinguished historians of the conflict, in an account that matches the scale of the events. From its causes to its consequences, from the Western Front to the Eastern, from the strategy of the politicians tothe tactics of the generals, they chart the course of the war and assess its profound political and human consequences. Chapters on economic mobilization, the impact on women, the role of propaganda, and the rise of socialism establish the wider context of the fighting at sea and in the air, andwhich ranged on land from the trenches of Flanders to the mountains of the Balkans and the deserts of the Middle East.First published for the 90th anniversary of the 1918 Armistice, this highly illustrated revised edition contains significant new material to mark the 100th anniversary of the war's outbreak.
Call Number: D521 .W64 2014
Publication Date: 2014-05-19
Gardner's Art Through the Ages by
GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A GLOBAL HISTORY provides you with a comprehensive, beautifully illustrated tour of the world's great artistic traditions! Easy to read and understand, the 15th edition of the most widely read art history book in the English language continues to evolve, providing a rich cultural backdrop for each of the covered periods and geographical locations, and incorporating new artists and art forms -- all reproduced according to the highest standards of clarity and color fidelity. A complete online learning environment, including all images and an eBook, also is available. The unique Scale feature will help you better visualize the actual size of the artworks shown in the book. "The Big Picture" overviews at the end of every chapter summarize the chapter's important concepts.
Call Number: N5300 .G25 2016
Publication Date: 2015-01-01
The Etruscans by
The Etruscans have long been a rich source of research and intellectual inquiry as the most significant ethnic group who resided in ancient Etruria, current-day Tuscany and Umbria in Italy. A well-defined polity, the Etruscans were an advanced people whose presence on the Italian peninsula from the 8th to 4th century B.C. had an enormous impact on Roman culture, whose rise of power saw the collapse of Etruscan civilization. This book is extensive in its scope; it traces the rise of the Etruscans at the end of the Bronze Age; examines the economic structure of the society; explores the emergence of a powerful aristocracy in the period from 750-650 B.C.; and considers the religious and cultural life of the group. This knowledge has largely been gleaned from a wealth of monuments and material culture which the Etruscans left behind including architecture (the various forms of which indicate familial structure and socio-economic standing, not to mention the larger social structure of Etruscan society) and applied arts, such as bronze objects for both ceremonial use and everyday life, which were produced by an artisan class for a wealthy and demanding aristocracy. Etruscan contributions to the history of art are also of immense importance and are explored in depth in this volume. Etruscan wall painting was exceptional in that it is one of the few examples of pre-Roman artistic production of this genre. Sculpture was also a relatively highly developed form of art, and the Etruscans are known for their important experiments with form. Noted scholar Mario Torelli, editor of the book, gathers here an illuminating collection of essays reflective of the most current research on the Etruscans. As a professor of classical archaeology for nearly three decades who has directed archeological digs at some of the most significant Etruscan sites, Torelli offers a unique insight into the scholarly terrain of Etruscan studies. Torelli also contributes a substantive essay on Etruscan religion, exploring the rather exceptional character of this important aspect of Etruscan life. Lavishly illustrated with beautiful reproductions of Etruscan art and culture, this impressive catalogue explores every aspect of the Etruscan people and their artistic and cultural legacy in the most expansive consideration of their enormous contribution to Western culture to date. The exhibition of the same name, organized by the world-renowned Palazzo Grassi, Venice, and this volume are destined to be landmarks in Etruscan studies.
Call Number: DG222.5 .E86513 2001
Publication Date: 2001-05-04
American Painting by
Presents 305 color plates and 34 essays explaining how painting in the United States has earned a place in the history of art.
Call Number: ND205.G6 O4 1990
Publication Date: 1990-10-01
National Geographic Photo Basics by
For digital camera and smartphone users, this fun, easy how-to guide reveals the essentials of taking great pictures from an experienced National Geographic photographer. Written by star National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore, this entertaining book shows aspiring photographers how to take great pictures, from framing and F-stops to editing and archiving. Whether you're using your phone or your first DSLR camera, you'll learn the fundamentals of photography--and how to put them to work every day. Presented as a series of short lessons, Sartore starts with camera and gear and moves on to focus, exposure, composition and lighting. Using examples from his own collection, he explains how to apply the basic rules of great photography to family, pet, travel, nature, and street photos. Each chapter is enhanced with pointers from the experts, quick assignments, and the behind-the-camera stories of great photographs. Both fun and informative, this book will be your gateway to taking great pictures.
Call Number: TR146 .S327 2020
Publication Date: 2019-11-12
Global ESports by
Global esports explores the recent surge of esports in the global scene and comprehensively discusses people's understanding of this spectacle. By historicizing and institutionalizing esports, the contributors analyze the rapid growth of esports and its implications in culture and digital economy. Dal Yong Jin curates a discussion as to why esports has become a global phenomenon. From games such as Spacewar to Starcraft to Overwatch, a key theme, distinguishing this collection from others, is a potential shift of esports from online to mobile gaming. The book addresses why many global game players and fans play and enjoy online and mobile games in professional game competitions, and therefore, they investigate the manner in which the transfer to, from and between online and mobile gaming culture is occurring in a specific subset of global youth. The remaining focus identifies the major platforms used to enjoy esports, including broadcasting and smartphones. By analyzing these unexamined or less-discussed agendas, this book sheds light on the current debates on the growth of global esports culture.
Call Number: GV1469.3 .G56 2021
Publication Date: 2021-03-25
A history of Egyptian architecture by
. l. From the earliest times to the end of the Old Kingdom -- v. 2. The first intermediate period, the Middle Kingdom, and the second intermediate period -- v. 3. The empire (the New Kingdom) from the eighteenth dynasty to the end of the twentieth dynasty, 1580-1085 B.C.
Call Number: NA215 .B3 1990
La Vida Es Complicada by
Este libro trata de recomponer nuestras vidas, y de permitir que nos recompongan a nosotros mismos, cuando la vida no resulta como esperábamos. Basado en sus propios y desgarradores diarios personales, Matthew Kelly comparte cómo los peores tres años de su vida lo afectaron, explorando esta pregunta: ¿Puede alguien que ha sido roto ser sanado y volverse más bello y más amable que nunca antes? La respuesta te llenará de esperanza. Nunca ha habido una necesidad más urgente de que atendamos a lo que ocurre en nuestro interior.
Call Number: BF637.S4 K45 2021
Publication Date: 2021-11-15