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The Death of Ivan Ilych - Leo Tolstoy, Aylmer MaudeHailed as one of the world's supreme masterpieces on the subject of death and dying, The Death of Ivan Ilyich is the story of a worldly careerist, a high court judge who has never given the inevitability of his dying so much as a passing thought. But one day, death announces itself to him, and to his shocked surprise, he is brought face to face with his own mortality. How, Tolstoy asks, does an unreflective man confront his one and only moment of truth? This short novel was an artistic culmination of a profound spiritual crisis in Tolstoy's life, a nine-year period following the publication of
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April
A Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Nebraska - Daniel D. FogellThis is a complete field guide to the amphibians and reptiles of Nebraska. This guide includes full color pictures of the species, ranges within the state, species description, identification guide, natural history, and habitat.
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Phantoms in the Brain: Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind - V.S. Ramachandran, Sandra Blakeslee, Oliver SacksWhat would you say about a woman who, despite stroke-induced paralysis crippling the entire left side of her body, insists that she is whole and strong--who even sees her left hand reach out to grasp objects? Freud called it "denial"; neurologists call it "anosognosia." However it may be labeled, this phenomenon and others like it allow us peeks into other mental worlds and afford us considerable insight into our own. The writings of Oliver Sacks and others have shown us that we can learn much about ourselves by looking closely at the deficits shown by people with neurological problems. V.S.
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A History of Australia Volume I: From the Earliest Times to the Age of Macquarie - Manning ClarkThe late Manning Clark aims to bring to attention the foibles and strengths in every person, traits forced to the fore in the hardship and trauma that occured during the establishment and development of white settlement in Australia. Clark uses the tragedies and successes of national heroes such as explorers and generals, and those of the average person such as soldiers at Gallipoli and farmers' wives, to create a memorable tableau.
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April
Sets and Groups: A First Course in Algebra, Second Edition - J.A. GreenThis is a fully revised and extended work of the author's highly successful first edition.
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Confessions (Oxford World's Classics) - Augustine of Hippo, Henry ChadwickAugustine's Confessions is one of the most influential and most innovative works of Latin literature. Written in the author's early forties in the last years of the fourth century A.D. and during his first years as a bishop, they reflect on his life and on the activity of remembering and interpreting a life. Books I-IV are concerned with infancy and learning to talk, schooldays, sexual desire and adolescent rebellion, intense friendships and intellectual exploration. Augustine evolves and analyses his past with all the resources of the reading which shaped his mind: Virgil and Cicero, Neoplatonism
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Zoo and Aquarium History - Vernon N. KislingAs one of the world's most popular cultural activities, wild animal co llections have been attracting visitors for 5,000 years. Under the dir ection of Vernon N. Kisling, an expert in zoo history, an internationa l team of authors has compiled the first comprehensive, global history of animal collections, menageries, zoos, and aquariums. Zoo and Aquar ium History: Ancient Animal Collections to Zoological Gardens document s the continuum of efforts in maintaining wild animal collections from ancient civilizations through today.
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April
Sleights of Mind: What the Neuroscience of Magic Reveals about Our Everyday Deceptions - Stephen L. Macknik, Susana Martinez-Conde, Sandra Blakeslee"This book doesn't just promise to change the way you think about sleight of hand and David Copperfield—it will also change the way you think about the mind." —Jonah Lehrer, author of How We Decide and Proust Was A Neuroscientist Stephen Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde, the founders of the exciting new discipline of neuromagic, have convinced some of the world's greatest magicians to allow scientists to study their techniques for tricking the brain. This book is the result of the authors' yearlong, world-wide exploration of magic and how its principles apply to our behavior. Magic tricks fool
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April
The Spanish-American War and President McKinley - Lewis L. GouldThis lively, thought-provoking analysis is based on the author's highly acclaimed Presidency of William McKinley. "This is by all odds the best study of the coming of the war, the war itself, and the aftermath of the conflict."--Paul S. Holbo, University of Oregon. "According to the author, McKinley's enhancement of presidential power and his personal leadership in war-making and diplomacy made him 'the first truly modern president.' This thesis is carefully developed and effectively argued. . . . The book's brevity, readability, and interpretive insights make it attractive for the classroom. .
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April
Global Backlash: Citizen Initiatives for a Just World Economy: Citizen Initiatives for a Just World Economy - Robin BroadGlobal Backlash is the first book to move beyond the monolithic portrayal of the globalization protests that have escalated since Seattle and are not likely to abate soon. With trenchant analysis and dozens of primary documents from a variety of popular and uncommon sources, Robin Broad explores proposals and initiatives coming from the backlash to answer the question, "But what do they want?" A range of sophisticated propositions and a vibrant debate among segments of the backlash emerge. Highly readable and analytically powerful, this book is vital to understanding the most potent protest