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April
The Light People - Gordon Henry Jr.This is a Native American tapestry of memories within memories, stories within stories, and myths within myths that are interwoven with slyly humorous portraits of government bureaucrats, museum administrators, tribal elders, and the cross-cultural phenomena of contemporary Native American life. This said, the novel actually relates the deeply personal quest of Oskinaway for his parents, spanning decades and encompassing the dizzying complexity of rapidly changing tribal life as it does. We meet shamans old, young, and wanna-be as well as tribal politicos willing to cancel bingo in order to ensure
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April
Perspectives from the Past: Primary Sources in Western Civilizations : From the Ancient Near East Through the Age of Absolutism - James M. BrophyIncludes over three hundred primary sources. Provides a rich variety of selections including literature, eyewitness accounts, and public documents. Offers pieces that range in length from one to seven pages. Takes a Continental perspective that gives a wide view of history-incorporates documents from political, cultural, social, and economic history. Uses broad themes to make numerous connections within and across periods. Includes pedagogical aids: an introduction to reading documents, development of contextual foundation, headnotes; non-interpretive footnotes, and several review questions.
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April
The Media of Mass Communication - John VivianThis up-to-date, reader-friendly presentation of the mass media helps instructors use the media to teach the media and explore its excitement, complexity, and impact on our lives. Widely praised for his ability to make learning interesting, Vivian excites students as they explore the ever-changing subject of mass communication. This edition retains the emphasis on the challenges of today's media while building on its extensive coverage of media history, effects, and culture. The coverage of media literacy, an underlying theme since the first edition, has been enhanced with a new feature. The three
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Shining City - Conor McPhersonShining City has been an unqualified critical success and quite possibly Conor McPherson’s finest work. In Dublin, a man seeks help from a counselor, claiming to have seen the ghost of his recently deceased wife. But what begins as just an unusual encounter becomes a struggle between the living and dead—a struggle that will shape and define both men for the rest of their lives. Also included here is the one-act, Come on Over, about a Jesuit priest sent to investigate a “miracle” in his hometown, where he re-encounters the woman who loved him 30 years before. Conor McPherson was born in Dublin,
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Physics by Inquiry - Lillian C. McDermottConsists of a set of laboratory-based modules that offer a step-by-step introduction to physics and the physical sciences. Through an in-depth study of a few fundamental topics, students develop critical scientific reasoning skills. All the modules have been explicitly designed to provide practice in relating scientific concepts, representations and models to existing phenomena. Volume I introduces basic physical ideas and includes topics which represent the essential background for the study of all physical sciences. The second volume extends several subjects treated in the first and introduces
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April
Assessments in Occupational Therapy Mental Health: An Integrative Approach - Barbara J. Hemphill-PearsonAssessments in Occupational Therapy Mental Health: An Integrative Approach is a unique compilation of mental health assessments used and taught in occupational therapy clinics and academic programs. Edited by Barbara J. Hemphill-Pearson, this comprehensive resource boasts 22 chapters divided into nine sections. This text’s introduction presents the integrative process–the structure for assessing clients in mental health. Subsequent chapters address the interviewing process and include Client-Centered Assessment, The Occupational Performance History Interview, and Role Change Assessment for older
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April
Lawn People: How Grasses, Weeds, and Chemicals Make Us Who We Are - Paul RobbinsFor some people, their lawn is a source of pride, and for others, caring for their lawn is a chore. Yet for an increasing number of people, turf care is a cause of ecological anxiety. In Lawn People, author Paul Robbins, asks, "How did the needs of the grass come to be my own?" In his goal to get a clearer picture of why people and grasses do what they do, Robbins interviews homeowners about their lawns, and uses national surveys, analysis from aerial photographs, and economic data to determine what people really feel about-and how they treat-their lawns.
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Understanding Philosophy of Science - James LadymanFew can imagine a world without telephones or televisions; many depend on computers and the Internet as part of daily life. Without scientific theory, these developments would not have been possible. the philosophical questions that arise when we reflect on the nature of the scientific method and the knowledge it produces. He discusses whether fundamental philosophical questions about knowledge and reality might be answered by science, and considers in detail the debate between realists and antirealists about the extent of scientific knowledge. Along the way, central topics in philosophy of
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April
Storytimes for Everyone!: Developing Young Children's Language and Literacy - Saroj Nadkarni Ghoting, Pamela Martin-diaz"Recognizing that informed, caring adults are critical to supporting early literacy development, this important resource builds on the concepts introduced in the second edition of the ALSC/PLA Every Child Ready to Read(r) initiative. Offering practical suggestions for incorporating early literacy information and strategies into the storytime setting, early literacy authorities Ghoting and Martin-Diaz Explain how young children develop knowledge critical for reading comprehension Discuss five vital storytime practices (singing, talking, reading, writing, and playing) which adults can be taught to
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Don Quixote - Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, John Rutherford, Roberto González EchevarríaDon Quixote has become so entranced by reading chivalric romances, that he determines to become a knight-errant himself. In the company of his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, his exploits blossom in all sorts of wonderful ways. While Quixote's fancy often leads him astray – he tilts at windmills, imagining them to be giants – Sancho acquires cunning and a certain sagacity. Sane madman and wise fool, they roam the world together, and together they have haunted readers' imaginations for nearly four hundred years. With its experimental form and literary playfulness, Don Quixote generally has been