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Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed - Jared DiamondFrom the author of Guns, Germs and Steel, Jared Diamond's Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive is a visionary study of the mysterious downfall of past civilizations. - What happened to the people who made the forlorn long-abandoned statues of Easter Island? - What happened to the architects of the crumbling Maya pyramids? - Will we go the same way, our skyscrapers one day standing derelict and overgrown like the temples at Angkor Wat? Bringing together new evidence from a startling range of sources and piecing together the myriad influences, from climate to culture, that make
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April
Anthology of World Scriptures - Robert E. Van VoorstPresenting scripture readings in the context of their usage within the major religious traditions themselves and taking account of recent scholarship on the role of scriptures in religion, this anthology allows students to encounter world religions in a direct and meaningful way. ANTHOLOGY OF WORLD SCRIPTURES is a collection of the most notable and instructive scriptures of the major living religions of the world: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Shinto, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Also included are the most important scriptures of the new religious
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April
Faith-Sharing: Dynamic Christian Witnessing by Invitation - H. Eddie Fox, George E. MorrisUse this proven strategy for outreach in conjunction with The Faith-Sharing Congregation by Swanson and Clement and Faith-Sharing New Testament with Psalms (Cokesbury).
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The Voyage Of Discovery: A Historical Introduction To Philosophy - William F. LawheadHighly praised by reviewers for its clarity and rich exposition, this history of philosophy text illustrates philosophy as a process and not just a collection of opinions or conclusions. Lawhead helps students retrace the philosopher's intellectual journey rather than simply giving a report of the results so that the students see how the problems arose. Thus the philosopher's problem becomes a puzzle which the student has to face. Lawhead uses metaphors, analogies, vivid images, concrete examples, common experiences, and diagrams to bring the abstract issues down to earth and show the practical
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April
Group Dynamics in Occupational Therapy: The Theoretical Basis and Practice Application of Group Intervention - Marilyn B. ColeTo lead effective groups, occupational therapists must develop the skills of group facilitation, design group experiences using different frames of reference, and adapt group interventions to a broad range of client populations. A core text for over 12 years, this revised third edition of Group Dynamics in Occupational Therapy incorporates the AOTA's Occupational Therapy Practice Framework and provides an updated perspective on the design and use of groups in emerging practice areas. Marilyn B. Cole explains how group activities can serve the needs of clients with similar physical
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April
Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer - Roy Peter ClarkOne of America's most influential writing teachers offers a toolbox from which writers of all kinds can draw practical inspiration. "Writing is a craft you can learn," says Roy Peter Clark. "You need tools, not rules." His book distills decades of experience into 50 tools that will help any writer become more fluent and effective. WRITING TOOLS covers everything from the most basic ("Tool 5: Watch those adverbs") to the more complex ("Tool 34: Turn your notebook into a camera") and provides more than 200 examples from literature and journalism to illustrate the concepts. For students,
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April
Macroeconomics (Barron's Ez-101 Study Keys) - Jae K. Shim, Joel G. SiegelBooks in Barron's EZ-101 Study Keys series resemble clear, concise sets of classroom lecture notes for 101-level college courses. As such they are ideal student aids and brush-up reviews before exams. The revised and updated edition of EZ-101 Macroeconomics reviews the scope of economics, basic economic concepts, macroeconomic concepts, measuring economic activity, economic indicators and statistics, equilibrium output and income, fiscal policy, money, financial markets, and the banking system.
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Materia Medica Ayurvedica - AUṢADHA DRAVYA GUṆA VIJÑĀNA - Conoscenza della materia vegetale e delle sue qualità - Claudio TardelliIl primo testo pubblicato in Europa che affronta in modo chiaro ed esauriente lo studio delle Piante Medicinali dal punto di vista della tradizione dell'Ayurveda (la milenaria Medicina Tradizionale Indiana). L'Autore (studioso di Ayurveda e delle tradizioni Medico-Erboristiche Mediterranee) Nella prima parte descrive in modo accurato, ma comprensibile, le teorie basilari di un antico Sistema Filosofico-Scientifico raffinato, razionale ed efficace che ci ha tramandato la conoscenza profonda delle proprietà e degli usi medicinali di migliaia di Piante Medicinali (e non solo). Nella seconda parte
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April
Turtle Island - Gary Snyder, Michael CorrThese Pulitzer Prize-winning poems and essays by the author of No Nature range from the lucid, lyrical, and mystical to the political. All, however, share a common vision: a rediscovery of North America and the ways by which we might become true natives of the land for the first time.