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September
Collected Fictions - Jorge Luis Borges, Andrew HurleyThe New York Times bestseller, "a marvelous new collection of stories by . . . one of the most remarkable writers of our century" --Richard Bernstein, The New York Times Jorge Luis Borges has been called the greatest Spanish-language writer of our century. Now for the first time in English, all of Borges' dazzling fictions are gathered into a single volume, brilliantly translated by Andrew Hurley. From his 1935 debut with The Universal History of Iniquity, through his immensely influential collections Ficciones and The Aleph, these enigmatic, elaborate, imaginative inventions display Borges'
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September
Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology with Essentials of Interactive Physiology CD-ROM [With Essentials of Interactive Physiology CD-ROM] - Elaine Nicpon MariebEssentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology continues to set the standard for short-course A&P texts with an enhanced media package and new "active learning" features that help allied health students better visualize and understand the structure and function of the human body. While many authors merely condense a two-semester text to meet a one-semester need, Elaine Marieb carefully selects a range of material that proves just right for the shorter course. New information on hot topics like DNA fingerprinting, bone implants for children, stem cell research, and obesity draws students into the
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September
Media And Society: An Introduction - Michael O'ShaughnessyMedia and Society is a beginner's guide to studying the media and media stories. It examines the role of the media in contemporary society and analyzes representations of the world found in media texts. It offers approaches derived from media and cultural studies and includes structuralist, Marxist, feminist, and Jungian perspectives. The book also features simple definitions of key terms, examples of analyses of specific media texts, illustrations, and practical exercises.
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September
The Organization of Information (Library and Information Science Text Series) - Arlene G. TaylorThe extensively revised and completely updated second edition of this popular textbook provides LIS practitioners and students with a vital guide to the organization of information. After a broad overview of the concept and its role in human endeavors, Taylor proceeds to a detailed and insightful discussion of such basic retrieval tools as bibliographies, catalogs, indexes, finding aids, registers, databases, major bibliographic utilities, and other organizing entities. After tracing the development of the organization of recorded information in Western civilization from 2000 B.C.E. to the
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September
Kin Groups & Social Structure - Roger M. KeesingThis text examines the evolution of kinship and social structure. Keesing considers the importance of patrilineal descent and the permutations of descent systems, matrilineal and double descent, alliance systems, cognate descent and bilateral kinship as organizing principles. Relevant analogies and examples are used throughout.
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September
Fahrenheit 451 - Ray BradburyThe terrifyingly prophetic novel of a post-literate future. Guy Montag is a fireman. His job is to burn books, which are forbidden, being the source of all discord and unhappiness. Even so, Montag is unhappy; there is discord in his marriage. Are books hidden in his house? The Mechanical Hound of the Fire Department, armed with a lethal hypodermic, escorted by helicopters, is ready to track down those dissidents who defy society to preserve and read books. The classic dystopian novel of a post-literate future, Fahrenheit 451 stands alongside Orwell’s 1984 and Huxley’s Brave New World as a
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September
La Locanda degli Annegati e altri racconti - Georges Simenon, Marco BevilacquaTutti, compresa una decina di automobilisti di passaggio, facevano capannello attorno al relitto ripescato dal fiume, e alcuni tastavano distrattamente la carrozzeria o si chinavano per guardare dentro. Ed è proprio a uno di quegli sconosciuti che venne in mente di girare la maniglia del bagagliaio. Che, contro ogni aspettativa, nonostante la vettura fosse così deformata, si aprì facilmente; l'uomo cacciò un grido e indietreggiò di qualche passo, mentre chi gli era a fianco si precipitava a vedere. Maigret si avvicinò come gli altri, aggrottò la fronte e, per la prima volta dal mattino, non si
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September
Behind the Gates: Life, Security, and the Pursuit of Happiness in Fortress America - Setha M. LowIn the last twenty years, thousands upon thousands of the upper and middle classes have retreated into gated communities. In 2002, it is estimated that one in eight Americans will live in these exclusive neighbourhoods. What has sparked this alarming trend? Behind the Gates is Setha Low's revealing account of what life is like inside these suburban fortresses. After years researching and interviewing families in Long Island, New York and San Antonio, Texas, Low provides an inside view of gated communities to help explain why people flee to these enclaves. Parents with children, young married
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September
Biology: Concepts And Applications - Cecie StarrBIOLOGY: CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS supplies an 800 page, introductory issues-oriented approach with enormous instructional power. Starr supports mastery throughout while encouraging the critical thinking students need as citizens, voters, parents, and consumers. The "Impacts, Issues" and "How Would You Vote?" features new to this edition make biology come alive. An "Impacts, Issues" case study opens each chapter focusing on a biology-related societal issue. Short films that expand on the issue are on the free Student CD. Each chapter's "How Would You Vote?" asks students to consider
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September
Women without Class: Girls, Race, and Identity - Julie BettieIn this examination of white and Mexican-American girls coming of age in California's Central Valley, Julie Bettie turns class theory on its head and offers new tools for understanding the ways in which class identity is constructed and, at times, fails to be constructed in relationship to color, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality. Documenting the categories of subculture and style that high school students use to explain class and racial/ethnic differences among themselves, Bettie depicts the complex identity performances of contemporary girls. The title, Women Without Class, refers at once to