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What Does It All Mean? A Very Short Introduction to Philosophy - Thomas NagelIn this cogent and accessible introduction to philosophy, the distinguished author of Mortal Questions and The View From Nowhere sets forth the central problems of philosophical inquiry for the beginning student. Arguing that the best way to learn about philosophy is to think about its questions directly, Thomas Nagel considers possible solutions to nine problems--knowledge of the world beyond our minds, knowledge of other minds, the mind-body problem, free will, the basis of morality, right and wrong, the nature of death, the meaning of life, and the meaning of words. Although he states his own
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BADER Reading and Language Inventory [With DVD] - Lois A. BaderThe Bader Reading and Language Inventory was constructed for use by teachers for K-12 and adult students, reading specialists, and clinicians. The design of this inventory allows examiners the flexibility to obtain information for measuring a reader's growth, assessing the effectiveness of specific reading approaches, and diagnosing specific literacy needs. As experienced teachers look for patterns of behavior to observe learner's strengths and needs. This can be accomplished with an assessment model that includes personal interviews and student reflection, observations, informal and formal tests
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Approaches to Social Research - Royce A. Singleton Jr., Bruce C. StraitsRevised and updated in its fifth edition, Approaches to Social Research is a rigorous yet clear and engaging introduction to research methods. Covering all of the fundamentals in a straightforward, student-friendly manner, it is ideal for undergraduate- and graduate-level courses across the social sciences and also serves as an indispensable guide for researchers. Striking a balance between specific techniques and the underlying logic of scientific inquiry, this book provides a lucid treatment of the four major approaches to research: experimentation, survey research, field research, and the use
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Living Religions - Mary Pat FisherThis exceedingly comprehensible survey of the modern religious world explores the development, doctrines, and practices of today's major faiths. "Living Religions" delves the traditional as well as the new religious movements. Looks at historical and contemporary beliefs, allowing the reader to see how different religions have unfolded throughout time. Contains expanded coverage of women in addition to religious background boxes on such people as Winona LaDuke, Dr. Karan Singh, Dalai Lama, Janice Perlman, Desmond Tutu, Farid Esack, and Baba Virsa Singh. For those with an interest in World
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Exposure Therapy for Anxiety: Principles and Practice - Jonathan S. Abramowitz, Brett Jason Deacon, Brett J. Deacon, Stephen P.H. WhitesideExposure therapy is the most effective psychological treatment for anxiety, yet many clinicians lack confidence in their ability to implement it effectively while keeping clients engaged. This indispensable book provides guidelines for conducting exposure-based interventions and overcoming common roadblocks. Drawing on cutting-edge theory and research, the authors walk clinicians through assessment and treatment planning and demonstrate a wealth of specific exposure exercises. Chapters are organized around common anxiety triggers that may cut across different diagnoses, making it easier to tailor
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The Practice of Writing - David LodgeIn this absorbing volume, acclaimed novelist David Lodge turns his incisive critical skills to his own profession, saluting the eminent practitioners of fiction who have influenced his writing, and explaining how literary and dramatic works are made and the many different factors that come into play in this process. The constant theme running through these essays is the mysterious process of creativity. Lodge discusses at length the work of writers he particularly admires - Graham Greene, James Joyce, D. H. Lawrence, Henry Green, Kingsley Amis, Vladimir Nabokov, and Anthony Burgess. He addresses
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May
The Norton Anthology of American Literature: Volumes A & B - Judith Tanka, Max Franklin, Arnold Krupat, Philip F. Gura, Jerome Klinkowitz, Ronald Gottesman, Patricia B. WallacePublished in two volumes, the newest edition of THE NORTON ANTHOLOGY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE presents the work of 212 writers--38 newly included. From trickster tales of the Native American tradition to bestsellers of early women writers to postmodernism, this edition conveys the diversity of American literature from its origins to the present. Volume 2 covers the period of 1865 to the present.
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Gramatica Esencial: Grammar Reference and Review - Nelson Rojas, Richard CurryDesigned for courses that focus primarily on intermediate-level grammar study or that require formal or informal review of grammar, "Gramatica esencial" is an ideal complement in courses that use a reader or conversation or composition texts. The program reviews and expands upon first-year grammar to solidify students' knowledge and prepare them for more advanced study.A flexible package enables instructors to customize a program that best suits the interests of their students and fulfills the needs of their course: the comprehensive review and reference student text, the concise reference
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Children and Their Art: Methods for the Elementary School - Al Hurwitz, Michael DayA trusted guide and companion for current and future art educators, CHILDREN AND THEIR ART presents a professional approach to teaching art consistent with national standards for student learning. The authors are experienced as art teachers in the public schools and have a broad knowledge about school art programs. The Eighth Edition provides an easy-to-use combination of theory, research, and practical knowledge about teaching art. The most comprehensive textbook available for teaching art education methods, CHILDREN AND THEIR ART covers all aspects of teaching art in the elementary classroom:
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Scriptures Of The World's Religions - James Fieser, John PowersThis anthology of scriptures in English translation from the world's living religions offers approximately 80 selections that vary in length from a few paragraphs to 15 pages. Sections and subsections contain brief editor's introductions which discuss the nature and scope of scripture within each religion, and the history of the scripture presented.