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July
Civil War Curiosities: Strange Stories, Oddities, Events, and Coincidences - Webb GarrisonTrue stories of unusual happenings during the civil war. In 1861, Wilmer McLean, distressed that a cannon ball crashed through his home during the battle of Bull Run, moved to a farm where "the sound of battle would never again reach him and his family." Almost four years later, McLean's Appomattox Court House home was used for Lee's surrender to Grant. There wasn't damage from cannon balls, but souvenir-hunting Union officers left McLean's parlor bare of furniture. After the Confederacy was defeated, Jefferson Davis was stripped of his citizenship. He died as a man without a country. His
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July
Abnormal Psychology and Modern Life - Robert C. Carson, Susan MinekaA classic in the field since 1948, this text presents an authoritative overview of classic and contemporary research within a modern framework. Susam Mineka, the third co-author, is a renowned researcher, as is Robert Carson and James Butcher. Integrated multicultural and cross-cultural research in each chapter. Unresolved issues sections at the end of each chapter. This book is adopted for the Abnormal Psychology telecourse.
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July
Revising Prose - Richard A. LanhamAs its title implies, this book deals with revising, not with original composition. Revising Prose enables students to work on their own at steady, detailed revision. Stressing the importance of the single sentence, The Paramedic Method of revision provides students with an easily learned method of revision to combat the obscurities of meaning that plague The Official Style, and demonstrates how to revise this stilted, dense prose into plain English. This text has been used with success at every level of higher education, in all disciplines, wherever extensive writing is required. An accompanying
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July
Foreign to Familiar: A Guide to Understanding Hot - And Cold - Climate Cultures - Sarah A. LanierForeign to Familiar is a splendidly written, well researched work on cultures. Anyone traveling abroad should not leave home without this valuable resource! Sarah's love and sensitivity for people of all nations will touch your heart. This book creates within us a greater appreciation for our extended families around the world and an increased desire to better understand them.
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July
Sweet Promised Land - Robert LaxaltDominique Laxalt came to the United States early in this century and settled in Nevada where he worked nearly all his life as a shepherd. He married; Paul Laxalt, the senator, and Robert, a journalist, are his sons. In his old age, and for his first and only visit, he returned to his boyhood home in the Pyrenees. His son, Robert, accompanied him, and this is the story of their trip. "A beautiful story. The dignified father of the Laxalt clan is an unforgettable figure." (B-O-T Editorial Review Board)
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July
Dutch: An Essential Grammar - William Z. ShetterIn this ninth edition of Dutch: An Essential Grammar, the authors have tailored the content to make a truly essential compendium of the most important grammatical structures in the Dutch language. Developed with the beginner in mind, this grammar uses abundant examples and extensive cross-referencing to present the language in an engaging and accessible manner. Features include: core vocabulary for each unit a Dutch-English glossary three short stories further reading and resources. This is an ideal companion to a classroom-based course, helping to further explain and reinforce the
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July
Mapping The Social Landscape: Readings In Sociology - Susan J. FergusonDrawing from a wide selection of classic and contemporary works, the 60 selections in this best-selling reader represent a plurality of voices and views within sociology.
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July
Interaction of Color - Josef Albers, Nicholas Fox WeberJosef Albers’s Interaction of Color is a masterwork in twentieth-century art education. Conceived as a handbook and teaching aid for artists, instructors, and students, this timeless book presents Albers’s unique ideas of color experimentation in a way that is valuable to specialists as well as to a larger audience. Originally published by Yale University Press in 1963 as a limited silkscreen edition with 150 color plates, Interaction of Color first appeared in paperback in 1971, featuring ten representative color studies chosen by Albers. The paperback has remained in print ever since and is one
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July
Essentials of Veterinary Ophthalmology - Kirk N. GelattNow busy students and practitioners can get the clinical core of the text on veterinary opthalmology-in a concise format. This convenient pocket reference provides fast access to the essential facts on common eye diseases frequently encountered in practice, using key clinical material from the parent text. Also included are many full-color illustrations, handy appendices with therapeutic agents, dosages, and possible side effects, and tables with streamlined information on inherited eye diseases.
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July
Ethics: Essential Readings in Moral Theory - George SherEthics: Essential Readings in Moral Theory is an outstanding anthology of the most important topics, theories and debates in ethics, compiled by one of the leading experts in the field. It includes sixty-six extracts covering the central domains of ethics: * why be moral? * the meaning of moral language * morality and objectivity * consequentialism * deontology * virtue and character * value and well-being * moral psychology * applications: including abortion, famine relief and consent. Included are both classical extracts from Plato, Aristotle, Hume, Kant and Mill, as well as contemporary