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July
Making Chastity Sexy: The Rhetoric of Evangelical Abstinence Campaigns - Christine J. GardnerEven though they are immersed in sex-saturated society, millions of teens are pledging to remain virgins until their wedding night. How are evangelical Christians persuading young people to wait until marriage? Christine J. Gardner looks closely at the language of the chastity movement and discovers a savvy campaign that uses sex to “sell” abstinence. Drawing from interviews with evangelical leaders and teenagers, she examines the strategy to shift from a negative “just say no” approach to a positive one: “just say yes” to great sex within marriage. Making Chastity Sexy sheds new light on an
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July
Feminism: A Very Short Introduction - Margaret WaltersHow much have women's lives really changed? In the West women still come up against the 'glass ceiling' at work, most earning considerably less than their male counterparts. What are we to make of the now commonplace insistence that feminism deprives men of their rights and dignities? And how does one tackle the issue of female emancipation in different cultural and economic environments - in, for example, the Middle East, the Indian sub-continent, and Africa?This book provides an historical account of feminism, exploring its earliest roots as well as key issues including voting rights, the
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July
The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life - Erving GoffmanA study of human behavior in social situations and the way we appear to others. Dr. Goffman has employed as a framework the metaphor of theatrical performance. Discussions of social techniques are based upon detailed research and observation of social customs in many regions.
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July
Where to Start and What to Ask: An Assessment Handbook - Susan LukasAs a life raft for beginners and their supervisors, Where to Start and What to Ask provides all the necessary tools for garnering information from clients. Lukas also offers a framework for thinking about that information and formulating a thorough assessment. This indispensable book helps therapeutic neophytes organize their approach to the initial phase of treatment and navigate even rough clinical waters with competence and assurance.
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July
Probability and Random Processes for Electrical and Computer Engineers - Charles W. Therrien, Murali TummalaWith updates and enhancements to the incredibly successful first edition, Probability and Random Processes for Electrical and Computer Engineers, Second Edition retains the best aspects of the original but offers an even more potent introduction to probability and random variables and processes. Written in a clear, concise style that illustrates the subject s relevance to a wide range of areas in engineering and physical and computer sciences, this text is organized into two parts. The first focuses on the probability model, random variables and transformations, and inequalities and limit
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July
Veterinary Clinical Procedures in Large Animal Practice - Jody RockettVeterinary Clinical Procedures in Large Animal Practice is a step-by-step procedural manual that addresses the most common clinical procedures used with horses, cattle, llamas, goats, and pigs, with primary emphasis placed on horses and cattle. The text features the purpose, potential complications, and a detailed equipment list for every procedure and lists the technical steps of each procedure. It also includes a rationale column which explains, amplifies, or provides additional insight concerning each step. Topics include restraint; husbandry; physical examination; specimen collection; clinical
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July
El cuarto de atrás - Carmen Martín GaiteDurante una noche de insomnio, la escritora recibe la visita de un desconocido interlocutor cuya identidad permanecerá oculta en todo momento... Los recuerdos de infancia y juventud en Salamanca se irán mezclando con sus reflexiones sobre los sueños, el amor, la escritura o la memoria. «El cuarto de atrás es un ensayo sobre el oficio de escribir, un libro de memorias y una novela fantástica. Pero, por encima de todo ello, es una larga conversación. Todos los libros de Carmen Martín Gaite son una conversación, pues para ella escribir nunca fue distinto a hablar. Hablar con alguien ausente, puede
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July
Classic Readings and Contemporary Debates in International Relations - Donald M. Goldstein, Jay Shafritz, Phil WilliamsCLASSIC READINGS OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS helps you develop an understanding of the diversity of approaches to the study of international relations and an appreciation of the key concepts and frameworks. Familiar themes of peace and war, conflict and cooperation, independence and interdependence, order and disorder, anarchy and society, sovereignty and intervention, power and hierarchy organize the readings while introductions in each section provide an overview and guide and provide assessment and analysis by the author.
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July
The Complete Persepolis - Marjane Satrapi, Mattias Ripa, Blake Ferris, Anjali SinghHere, in one volume: Marjane Satrapi’s best-selling, internationally acclaimed memoir-in-comic-strips. Persepolis is the story of Satrapi’s unforgettable childhood and coming of age within a large and loving family in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution; of the contradictions between private life and public life in a country plagued by political upheaval; of her high school years in Vienna facing the trials of adolescence far from her family; of her homecoming—both sweet and terrible; and, finally, of her self-imposed exile from her beloved homeland. It is the chronicle of a girlhood and