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The Republic - Plato, Desmond LeePresented in the form of a dialogue between Socrates and three different interlocutors, this classic text is an enquiry into the notion of a perfect community and the ideal individual within it. During the conversation, other questions are raised: what is goodness?; what is reality?; and what is knowledge? The Republic also addresses the purpose of education and the role of both women and men as guardians of the people. With remarkable lucidity and deft use of allegory, Plato arrives at a depiction of a state bound by harmony and ruled by philosopher kings.
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Literature: Approaches to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama Literature: Approaches to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama - Robert DiYanniLike its larger counterpart, the compact "Literature: Approaches to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama" by Robert DiYanni features student-centered approaches to literature--from experience to interpretation to evaluation--and an emphasis on making connections between texts and thinking critically about literature. Known for its clear presentation of the formal elements of literature and literary analysis, this compact anthology effectively balances classic, modern, and contemporary works across the three major genres, blending well-known writers with a diverse gathering of newer, international figures.
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Human Osteology and Skeletal Radiology: An Atlas and Guide - Evan W. Matshes, Bernard H. Juurlink, Belinda Shur, Carrie Allen" Includes over 400 black and white photographs and radiographs depicting various views of bones " Presents side-by-side displays of photographs and radiographs of the same bones " Identifies significant comparisons among adult, juvenile, and fetal bones, along with bone contrasts in adults of different ages " Emphasizes visual elements by providing a detailed index and minimal text Human Skeletal Anatomy and Radiology: A Photographic Atlas features over 400 black and white photographs and radiographs revealing views of bones, or collections of bones, from both a distant perspective and a more
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Human Physiology: The Mechanisms of Body Function - Arthur J. VanderA human physiology text designed to teach the functions of the human body from a mechanistic approach, stressing homeostasis and control systems.
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Grol+Radar - Gordon West, Pete Trotter, Eric NicholsGROL+RADAR is the study manual for the new 2009 FCC Commercial Radio Operator / Maintainer License examinations that are mandatory for exams on and after 12/26/2009. GROL+RADAR covers Element 1, Marine Radio Operator Permit (MROP); Element 3, General Radio Telephone Operator License (GROL); and Element 8, Ship RADAR Endorsement. The book is fully illustrated and contains the exact questions and answer choices from the official FCC question pools. Author Gordon West provides an educational answer explanation for each question, telling the reader which answer is correct and discussing why it is
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A History Of Western Society - John P. McKayA bestseller in its field, A History of Western Society examines the lives of both historical figures and ordinary people, using an engaging, lively writing style to capture students' interest. The authors pay careful attention to traditional political and cultural developments, providing a balanced, well-rounded view of Western history as a whole. Designed to appeal to a more visual student body, the Seventh Edition devotes increased attention to cultural history. The text's photo and map programs have been enhanced, with a stronger relationship between the narrative and illustrations. Scholarly
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A Rumor Of War - Philip CaputoIn March 1965, Marine Lieutnant Philip J. Caputo landed in Danang with the first ground combat unit committed to fight in Vietnam. Sixteen months later, having served on the line in one of modern history's ugliest wars, he returned home - physically whole, emotionally wasted, his youthful idealism shattered. A decade later, Caputo would write in A Rumor of War, 'This is simply a story about war, about the things men do in war and the things war does to them'. It is far more then that. It is, as Theodore Solotaroff wrote in the New York Times Book Review, 'the troubled conscience of America
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An Introduction to Sociolinguistics - Ronald WardhaughThis fully revised textbook is a new edition of Ronald Wardhaugh's popular and accessible "An Introduction to Sociolinguistics." Provides an accessible, comprehensive introduction to sociolinguistics that reflects new developments in the field. Fully revised, with 130 new and updated references to bring the book completely up-to-date. Includes suggested readings, discussion sections, and exercises. Features increased emphasis on issues of identity, solidarity, and power Discusses topics such as language dialects, pidgins and creoles, codes, bilingualism, speech communities, variation, words and
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Correct Your French Blunders: Avoid 99% of the Common Mistakes Made by Learners of French - Véronique MazetMixing genders, inverting subjects and objects, and using false cognates are just a few of the blunders language learners make. With the help of examples, practical exercises, and quick-reference tables, this text helps you break your bad habits and correct your mistakes
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R.U.R. - Karel Čapek, Paul Selver, Nigel PlayfairR.U.R.--written in 1920--garnered worldwide acclaim for its author & popularized the word "Robot". Mass-produced, efficient & servile labor, Čapek's Robots remember everything, but lack creative thought, & the Utopian life they provide ultimately lacks meaning. When the Robots revolt, killing all but one of their masters, they must attempt to learn the secret of self-duplication. But their attempts at replication leave them with nothing but bloody chunks of meat. It's not until two robots fall in love & are christened "Adam" & "Eve" by the last surviving human that Nature