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The Ode Less Travelled: Unlocking the Poet Within - Stephen FryI have a dark and dreadful secret. I write poetry... I believe poetry is a primal impulse within all of us. I believe we are all capable of it and furthermore that a small, often ignored corner of us positively yearns to try it. —Stephen Fry, The Ode Less Travelled Stephen Fry believes that if one can speak and read English, one can write poetry. Many of us have never been taught to read or write poetry and think of it as a mysterious and intimidating form. Or, if we have been taught, we remember uncomfortable silence when an English teacher invited the class to "respond" to a poem. In The Ode
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The Rhetorical Power of Popular Culture: Considering Mediated Texts - Deanna D. SellnowCan television shows like Desperate Housewives, popular songs like Shaggy s It Wasn t Me, advertisements for Samuel Adams beer, and films such as Harry Potter help us understand rhetorical theory and criticism? The Rhetorical Power of Popular Culture is chock full of familiar examples like these to make rhetorical theory and criticism accessible, relevant, and meaningful to readers. Author Deanna Sellnow offers a step-by-step introduction to rhetorical theory and criticism by focusing on the powerful roles TV programs, advertisements, music, comics, and movies play in persuading us on what to
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December
The Creative Spirit: An Introduction to Theatre - Stephanie ArnoldFocusing on the collaborative and creative processes that go into productions, Stephanie Arnold introduces students to the theatre through the plays themselves and people who write them, create them, and act in them. A rich context is provided for each play with a discussion of the playwright's other works, sources for the play, timelines that provide historical and cultural background, and a section on a particular production of the play to give students a sense of experiencing the theatre industry at close hand. The Creative Spirit includes complete scripts of five plays: August Wilson's Joe
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December
Dietary Management and Nutrition, An Issue of Veterinary Clinics: Small Animal Practice (The Clinics: Veterinary Medicine) - Claudia A. Kirk, Joseph W. BartgesLearn the latest on small animal nutrition and dietary management All major medical topics will be included: obesity, feline lower urinary tract disease, osteoarthritis, nutrition and critical illness, unconventional foods, nutrition and immune function, management of anorexia, protein hydrosylates, dental disease and diet, nutritional risks of large breed dogs, renal disease, taurine and carnitine in canine cardiomyopathy, antioxidants, and much more
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December
The Everything Juicing Book: All You Need to Create Delicious Juices for Optimum Health! - Carole JacobsDon't eat your veggies, drink them! If you're one of the millions of Americans who doesn't get their recommended daily amounts of fruits and vegetables, juicing is the perfect solution! This book is packed with 150 recipes to make consuming fruits and veggies fast, delicious, and fun, including: Asparagus squash medley Grape citrus apple juice Orange lemonade lift-off Broccoli apple carrot with parsley and lemon juice Strawberry patch juice This handy guide explains why millions of people have turned to juicing to help ward off everyday disorders like colds and migraines, promote longevity, shed
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December
The Buccaneers of America - Alexandre Olivier Exquemelin, Alexis BrownFascinating chronicle of the bands of plundering sea rovers who roamed the Caribbean and coastlines of Central America in the 17th century. Detailed accounts of shrewd and fearless men, excellent navigators, and blood-thirsty adventurers who frequently committed inhuman acts of cruelty — among them the infamous Henry Morgan.
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Things Fall Apart - Chinua AchebeTHINGS FALL APART tells two overlapping, intertwining stories, both of which center around Okonkwo, a “strong man” of an Ibo village in Nigeria. The first of these stories traces Okonkwo's fall from grace with the tribal world in which he lives, and in its classical purity of line and economical beauty it provides us with a powerful fable about the immemorial conflict between the individual and society. The second story, which is as modern as the first is ancient, and which elevates the book to a tragic plane, concerns the clash of cultures and the destruction of Okonkwo's world through the
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December
The Portable MLIS: Insights from the Experts - Ken Haycock, Brooke E. SheldonThe basic foundation course in library and information science is about information in context, or libraries and their mission, but not about the competancies of professional librarians as a foundation for future courses. This book aims to fill that gap and be an introduction to professional librarianship.
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December
What Is This Thing Called Science? - Alan F. ChalmersThis indispensable new edition brings Chalmers' popular text up to date with contemporary trends and confirms its status as the best introductory textbook on the philosophy of science. Over the last 25 years this account to dethrone empiricist thought has become both a bestseller and a standard university text with translations into fifteen languages. This revised and extended edition offers a concise and illuminating treatment of major developments in the field over the last two decades, with the same accessible style which ensured the popularity of previous editions. Of particular importance
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Delivering Health Care in America: A Systems Approach - Leiyu Shi, Douglas A. SinghIn a clear, cohesive format, Delivering Health Care in America provides a comprehensive overview of the basic structures and operations of the US health systemfrom its historical origins and resources, to its individual services, cost, and quality. Using a unique systems approach, it brings together an extraordinary breadth of information into a highly accessible, easy-to-read text that clarifies the complexities of health care organization and finance, while presenting a solid overview of how the various components fit together.