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June
Religion and Popular Culture in America - Bruce David ForbesThe connection between American popular culture and religion is the subject of this multifaceted and innovative collection. In fourteen lively essays whose topics range from the divine feminine in The Da Vinci Code to Madonna's "Like a Prayer," and from the world of sports to the ways in which cyberculture has influenced traditional religions, this book offers fascinating insights into what popular culture reveals about the nature of American religion today. Revised throughout, this new edition features three new essays—including a fascinating look at the role of women in apocalyptic fiction such
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June
The Glass Castle - Jeannette WallsThe Glass Castle is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette's brilliant and charismatic father captured his children's imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Her mother was a free spirit who abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn't want the responsibility of raising a family. The Walls children learned to take care of themselves. They fed, clothed, and protected one another, and
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June
Globalization/Anti-Globalization: Beyond the Great Divide - David Held, Anthony G. McGrewIs globalization being eclipsed by a resurgent geopolitics? Does the war on terror denote the end of globalization or a new phase of militarized globalization? Empire or globalization - are these the right terms to describe the current global order? The second edition of this highly successful book tests the claims of those who dismiss the continuing significance of globalization through a comprehensive assessment of contemporary global trends. In the aftermath of 9/11, and the war in Iraq, there has been much talk of the end of globalization. Held and McGrew argue that these post-mortems for
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June
Introduction to Aerospace Structural Analysis - David H. AllenThis text provides students who have had statics and introductory strength of materials with the necessary tools to perform stress analysis on aerospace structures such as wings, tails, fuselages, and space frames.
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June
Southeast Asia: A Concise History - Mary F. Somers HeidhuesSoutheast Asia is an important global crossroads. A melting pot of cultures, religions and peoples, it has seen the rise and fall of many mighty empires. This book guides the reader through the history of the region, from the earliest prehistoric peoples to the late 20th-century.
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June
The Lais of Marie de France - Marie de France, Keith Busby, Glyn S. BurgessThis is a prose translation of the lais or poems attributed to Marie de France. Little is known of her but she was probably the Abbess of the abbey at Shaftesbury in the late 12th century, illegitimate daughter of Geoffrey Plantagenet and hence the half-sister of Henry II of England. It was to a king, and probably Henry II, that she dedicated these poems of adventure and love which were retellings of stories which she had heard from Breton minstrels. She is regarded as the most talented French poet of the medieval period.
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June
Principles of Archaeology Principles of Archaeology [With Other] - T. Douglas PriceThis new text offers an engaging, straightforward, and profusely illustrated introduction to archaeological method and theory. It captures the excitement and complexity of the field by focusing on three important themes, including how archaeologists think and learn about the past, ethics and the preservation of the past, and the role of science in archaeology. Each chapter offers an enticing mix of clear and thorough discussion of essential topics, provocative case studies, and practical applications that allow students to think like archaeologists.
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June
Extra Class (FCC License Preparation Element 4, July 2008 - June 2012) - Gordon West, Pete TrotterGordon West's FCC license preparation manual for the Element 4 Extra Class written exam valid from July 1, 2008 thru June 30, 2012. Contains all 738 questions and answer choices, plus West's memorable answer explanations to help you learn the material for your upgrade exam to the highest level FCC amateur radio license -- Amateur Extra Class. Full of West's humor, and fully illustrated to help you understand the material.
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June
Health, Safety, and Nutrition for the Young Child - Lynn R. MarotzHEALTH, SAFETY, AND NUTRITION FOR THE YOUNG CHILD, 8th Edition, covers the contemporary health, safety, and nutrition needs of infant through school-age children in one comprehensive volume, with extensive coverage of topics critical to the early identification of children's health conditions and the promotion of children's well-being. Concepts are backed by the latest research findings and linked to the key professional standards of the field. Collaboration with families, sensitivity to individual differences, and the critical importance of health, safety, and nutrition education continue to be
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June
Working in Groups: Communication Principles and Strategies - Isa N. Engleberg, Dianna R. WynnUsing the guiding principle of balance, Working in Groups provides readers with practical strategies, built on theory and research, for communicating and working successfully in groups.Looking at both how groups work and how to work in groups, this accessible and user-friendly books givesreaders the tools to apply group communication theories, methods, and skills–helping them become more effective and ethical group members.Comprehensive, up-to-date coverageincludes traditional topics, from development and climate to leadership and problem solving, as well as key contemporary areas such as “team