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The Curious Writer - Bruce Ballenger'The Curious Writer' is an assignment-oriented rhetoric-reader that stresses the connections between personal and academic writing. Offering a unique and entertaining voice, it is sure to grab the reader's interest and motivate writing.
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July
Frankenstein - Mary Shelley, Maurice HindleMary Shelley began writing Frankenstein when she was only eighteen. At once a Gothic thriller, a passionate romance, and a cautionary tale about the dangers of science, Frankenstein tells the story of committed science student Victor Frankenstein. Obsessed with discovering the cause of generation and life and bestowing animation upon lifeless matter, Frankenstein assembles a human being from stolen body parts but; upon bringing it to life, he recoils in horror at the creature's hideousness. Tormented by isolation and loneliness, the once-innocent creature turns to evil and unleashes a campaign of
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July
The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language - David CrystalThis Second Edition of The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language presents a mass of new information and introduces the subject of language to a fresh generation of students and general readers. Probably the most successful general study of language ever published, The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language covers all the major themes of language study, including popular ideas about language, language and identity, the structure of language, speaking and listening, writing, reading, and signing, language acquisition, the neurological basis of language, and languages of the world. Exposing this work to a
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Literature for Children: A Short Introduction - David L. Russell"Literature for Children "covers the full range of subjects typically addressed in children's literature, while focusing on genres and concepts rather than on particular authors. The book's concise, accessible, inviting style includes many specific illustrations and explanations as examples of the concepts presented and allows readers to spend more time reading the primary texts. Included are topics for consideration and discussion at the end of each chapter, many bibliographies of both scholarly resources and children's books, an extensive glossary, a list of children's literature research
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Chinese Religion: An Anthology of Sources - Deborah SommerFor centuries, westerners have referred to China's numerous traditions of spiritual expression as "religious"--a word born of western thought that cannot completely characterize the passionate writing that fills the pages of this pathbreaking anthology. The first of its kind in well over thirty years, this text offers the student of Chinese ritual and cosmology the broadest range of primary sources from antiquity to the modern era. Readings are arranged chronologically and cover such concepts as Taoism, Confucianism, Buddhism, and even communism. A large number of the selections concern the role
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July
Readings in the Philosophy of Technology - David M. KaplanCompiled specifically with students and newcomers in mind, this book explores the multiple ways in which humanity shapes and affects technologies and is, in turn, shaped and affected by them.
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July
Budgets and Financial Management in Higher Education - Margaret J. Barr, George S. McClellanIn today's challenging economic climate, college and university administrators need reliable financial advice for helping their institutions thrive. Thoroughly revised and updated, this book is designed to help new administrators understand and become more proficient in their financial management role within the institution. Written in an accessible style, so that the book's guidance is immediately useful, the book is grounded in the latest knowledge and filled with illustrative examples from across all types of institutions. This is an ideal resource for courses in graduate programs in higher
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - J.K. Rowling, Newt ScamanderA copy of Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them resides in almost every wizarding household in the country. Now Muggles too have the chance to discover where the Quintaped lives, what the Puffskein eats and why it is best not to leave milk out for a Knarl. Proceeds from the sale of this book will go to Comic Relief, which means that the pounds and Galleons you exchange for it will do magic beyond the powers of any wizard. If you feel that this is insufficient reason to part with your money, I can only hope that passing wizards feel more charitable if they see you being attacked by a
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Mycorrhizal Symbiosis - J.L. Harley, S.E.    Smith, D.J. ReadThe roots of most plants are colonized by symbiotic fungi to form mycorrhiza, which play a critical role in the capture of nutrients from the soil and therefore in plant nutrition. "Mycorrhizal Symbiosis" is recognized as the definitive work in this area. Since the last edition was published there have been major advances in the field, particularly in the area of molecular biology, and the new edition has been fully revised and updated to incorporate these exciting new developments. Over 50% new material Includes expanded color plate section Covers all aspects of mycorrhiza Presents new
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Raising Venture Capital - Rupert Pearce, Simon BarnesOffering a deep insight into the venture capital deal-making process, "Raising Venture Capital" also provides valuable introduction to the subject. The book is practical in focus but based on sound academic theory, research and teaching materials gathered over the last 4 years at Tanaka Business School.Part one covers the history of the venture capital industry, shows why entrepreneurs need venture capital finance, and looks at how venture capitals raise and structure their funds. It also covers valuation methods for venture capital investments, and portfolio management. Part two illustrates how