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February
Environmental Ethics: The Big Questions - David R. KellerThrough a series of multidisciplinary readings, "Environmental Ethics: The Big Questions" contextualizes environmental ethics within the history of Western intellectual tradition and traces the development of theory since the 1970s. Includes an extended introduction that provides an historical and thematic introduction to the field of environmental ethics Features a selection of brief original essays on why to study environmental ethics by leaders in the field Contextualizes environmental ethics within the history of the Western intellectual tradition by exploring anthropocentric (human-centered)
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February
Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School - John MedinaMost of us have no idea what’s really going on inside our heads. Yet brain scientists have uncovered details every business leader, parent, and teacher should know—like the need for physical activity to get your brain working its best. How do we learn? What exactly do sleep and stress do to our brains? Why is multi-tasking a myth? Why is it so easy to forget—and so important to repeat new knowledge? Is it true that men and women have different brains? In Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina, a molecular biologist, shares his lifelong interest in how the brain sciences might influence the way we teach
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February
Black Skin, White Masks - Frantz Fanon, Charles Lam MarkmannA major influence on civil rights, anti-colonial, and black consciousness movements around the world, Black Skin, White Masks is the unsurpassed study of the black psyche in a white world. Hailed for its scientific analysis and poetic grace when it was first published in 1952, the book remains a vital force today. “[Fanon] demonstrates how insidiously the problem of race, of color, connects with a whole range of words and images.” — Robert Coles, The New York Times Book Review
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February
Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology - Alan Barnard, Jonathan SpencerThis is the only encyclopedia of social and cultural anthropology to cover fully the many important areas of overlap between anthropology and related disciplines. This work also covers key terms, ideas and people, thus eliminating the need to refer to other books for specific definitions or biographies. Special features include: * over 230 substantial entries on every major idea, individual and sub-discipline of social and cultural anthropology * over 100 international contributors * a glossary of more than 600 key terms and ideas.
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February
Stories and Poems for Extremely Intelligent Children of All Ages - Harold Bloom"If readers are to come to Shakespeare and to Chekhov, to Henry James and to Jane Austen, then they are best prepared if they have read Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear, Robert Louis Stevenson and Rudyard Kipling," writes Harold Bloom in his introduction to this enchanting and much-needed anthology of exceptional stories and poems selected to inspire a lifelong love of reading. As television, video games, and the Internet threaten to distract young people from the solitary pleasures of reading, Bloom presents a volume that will amuse, challenge, and beguile readers with its myriad voices and
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February
Lord Byron: The Major Works - George Gordon Byron, Jerome J. McGannByron is regarded today as the ultimate Romantic, whose name has entered the language to describe a man of brooding passion. Although his private life shocked his contemporaries his poetry was immensely popular and influential, especially in Europe. This comprehensive edition includes the complete texts of his two poetic masterpieces Childe Harold's Pilgrimage and Don Juan, as well as the dramatic poems Manfred and Cain. There are many other shorter poems and part of the satire English Bards and Scotch Reviewers. In addition there is a selection from Byron's inimitable letters, extracts from his
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February
General Principals of Language and Experiences in Language (Revised) - Wilton W. BlanckePeculiarly adapted to the mental capacities of the early adolescent (1) To orient the pupil and to give a general survey of the origin and development of human speech. (2) To awaken a consciousness of the many phases and rich possibilities of the study, appreciation, and use of all language. (3) To demonstrate the importance of language in human affairs, and the cultural and practical advantages of a mastery of English and of at least one foreign language. (4) To demonstrate the intimate interrelationship of the well-known Indo-European tongues. (5) To prepare the way for foreign language study.
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February
The Ways of Religion: An Introduction to the Major Traditions, 3rd Edition - Roger EastmanRevised and updated, the third edition of this highly acclaimed anthology surveys all the major religious traditions - Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and African religions - and also covers Zen Buddhism, Shinto, and the religious experience in America. Ideal for courses in world religions and comparative religion, it introduces the unique claims, hopes, and wisdom of each tradition in its own voice, through substantial excerpts from its scriptures, prophets, and authors.