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Compact Literature - Laurie G. Kirszner, Stephen MandellThis compact edition retains all the features that have made the full edition so successful within a smaller, affordable volume. Combining the broadest selection of readings with time-proven and class-tested instruction, *2009 MLA Update Edition - COMPACT Literature: Reading, Reacting, Writing*, Seventh Edition, remains the most useful and student-friendly introduction to literature text available. The text includes a comprehensive guide to writing about literature, with full coverage of critical thinking, argument, and the writing process. Teachers themselves, authors Kirszner and Mandell take
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America's Religions: From Their Origins to the Twenty-first Century - Peter W. WilliamsIn this comprehensive survey, Williams offers concise descriptions of the background, beliefs, practices, and leaders of America's most influential and distinctive religious movements and denominations. Thoroughly revised and updated, this third edition of America's Religions incorporates the latest scholarship on religion and considers timely issues such as status of Muslims in the United States after September 11, 2001; the impact of religion on American politics, especially concerning the emergence of the Religious Right; and the intense battles fought within the Catholic Church and other
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August
Mangement and Leadership for Nurse Administrators - Lisa Roussel, Lisa RousselThis Comprehensive Text Provides Management Concepts And Theories, Giving Professional Administrators And Students Theoretical And Practical Knowledge. Management And Leadership For Nurse Administrators Provides A Foundation For Nurse Managers And Nurse Executives As Well As Students With Major Management And Administrative Content Including Planning, Organizing, Leadership, Directing, And Evaluating. The Fifth Edition Has Been Completely Revised And Updated And Now Includes An Entire Chapter On The Clinical Nurse Leader.
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Agroecology: The Ecology of Sustainable Food Systems - Stephen R. GliessmanProviding the theoretical and conceptual framework for this continually evolving field, Agroecology: The Ecology of Sustainable Food Systems, Second Edition explores environmental factors and complexities affecting agricultural crops and animals. Completely revised, updated, and reworked, the second edition contains new data, new readings, new issues and case studies, and new options. It includes two completely new chapters, one on the role of livestock animals in agroecosystems and one on the cultural and community aspects of sustainable food systems. The author clearly delineates the importance
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Nine Stories - J.D. SalingerThe Stories: "A Perfect Day for Bananafish" (1948) "Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut" (1948) "Just Before the War with the Eskimos" (1948) "The Laughing Man" (1949) "Down at the Dinghy" (1949) "For Esmé – with Love and Squalor" (1950) "Pretty Mouth and Green My Eyes" (1951) "De Daumier-Smith's Blue Period" (1952) "Teddy" (1953)
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Selected Stories - Anton Chekhov, Richard Pevear, Larissa VolokhonskyRichard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, the highly acclaimed translators of War and Peace, Doctor Zhivago, and Anna Karenina, which was an Oprah Book Club pick and million-copy bestseller, bring their unmatched talents to The Selected Stories of Anton Chekhov, a collection of thirty of Chekhov’s best tales from the major periods of his creative life.   Considered the greatest short story writer, Anton Chekhov changed the genre itself with his spare, impressionistic depictions of Russian life and the human condition. From characteristically brief, evocative early pieces such as “The Huntsman” and
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August
The Hermeneutical Spiral: A Comprehensive Introduction to Biblical Interpretation - Grant R. OsborneRecipient of a Christianity Today 1993 Critics Choice Award! In this newly revised and expanded edition, Grant Osborne provides seminary students and working pastors with the full set of tools they need to move from sound exegesis to the development of biblical and systematic theologies and to the preparation of sound, biblical sermons. Osborne contends that hermeneutics is a spiral from text to context--a movement between the horizon of the text and the horizon of the reader that spirals nearer and nearer toward the intended meaning of the text and its significance for today. Well-established as
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August
Film Analysis: A Norton Reader - Jeffrey Geiger, R.L. RutskyWritten with undergraduate readers in mind, these essays cover the central issues raised in today s cinema courses and provide students with practical models to help them improve their own writing and film-analysis skills. Film Analysis also includes a helpful introduction and an extensive glossary. Already half the price of competing texts when purchased alone, Film Analysis can be packaged at 50 percent off with either A History of Narrative Film or Looking at Movies.
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Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy - Joseph Alois SchumpeterCapitalism, Socialism and Democracy remains one of the greatest works of social theory written this century. When it first appeared the New English Weekly predicted that for the next five to ten years it will cetainly remain a work with which no one who professes any degree of information on sociology or economics can afford to be unacquainted.' Fifty years on, this prediction seems a little understated. Why has the work endured so well? Schumpeter's contention that the seeds of capitalism's decline were internal, and his equal and opposite hostility to centralist socialism have perplexed,
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Globalization: Debunking the Myths - Lui Hebron, John F. Stack Jr.Globalization demystifies the rhetoric surrounding one of the most hotly debated topics among scholars, commentators, and policymakers. Presenting arguments for and against globalization, this brief text examines a wide range of views on the economic, political, cultural, and environmental dimensions of globalization and exposes their underlying frameworks, methodologies, and expectations. Throughout, Globalization compares rhetoric and reality and argues that there is no one way to understand this complex phenomenon.