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June
Modern Political Thought: Readings from Machiavelli to Nietzsche - David WoottonThe second edition of David Wootton's Modern Political Thought: Readings from Machiavelli to Nietzsche offers a new unit on modern constitutionalism with selections from Hume, Montesquieu, the Federalist, and Constant. In addition to a new essay by Wootton, this unit features his new translation of Constant's 1819 essay "On Ancient and Modern Liberty". Other changes include expanded selections from Machiavelli's Discourses on Livy and a new Hegel selection, all of which strengthen an already excellent anthology.
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June
Shaping the Story: A Step-By-Step Guide to Writing Short Fiction - Mark BaechtelShaping the Story teaches beginning fiction writers to hone their craft with a unique, step-by-step approach to writing a short story.Stepping students through an interlocking set of twelve easy-to-follow exercises Shaping the Story helps the beginning fiction writer understand the ways a short story changes and grows as it moves from its often-vague beginnings through a satisfying ending. As students step through the process, they learn about development of theme, point of view, voice, setting, character, dialogue, scene, plot, the treatment of time, and the crafting of satisfying endings.The
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June
The Yellow Birds - Kevin Powers"The war tried to kill us in the spring," begins this breathtaking account of friendship and loss. In Al Tafar, Iraq, twenty-one-year old Private Bartle and eighteen-year-old Private Murphy cling to life as their platoon launches a bloody battle for the city. In the endless days that follow, the two young soldiers do everything to protect each other from the forces that press in on every side: the insurgents, physical fatigue, and the mental stress that comes from constant danger. Bound together since basic training when their tough-as-nails Sergeant ordered Bartle to watch over Murphy, the two
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June
Tropic of Orange - Karen Tei YamashitaThis fiercely satirical, semifantastical novel ... features an Asian-American television news executive, Emi, and a Latino newspaper reporter, Gabriel, who are so focused on chasing stories they almost don't notice that the world is falling apart all around them. Karen Tei Yamashita's staccato prose works well to evoke the frenetic breeziness and monumental self-absorption that are central to their lives.-Janet Kaye, The New York Times Book Review
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June
Sociology in Our Times: The Essentials - Diana KendallAccessible and up-to-date, the Seventh Edition of SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES: THE ESSENTIALS, Seventh Edition, builds on the best of previous editions while offering new insights, learning tools, and opportunities to apply the content of each chapter to relevant sociological issues of the twenty-first century. Acclaimed in the field for being first to integrate race, class, and gender issues, Kendall continues her focus on diversity and inequality, emphasizing social consciousness and active participation in bettering the world around us. Compelling examples, a vivid writing style, and chapter themes
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June
Father, Son, & Holy Spirit: Relationships, Roles, & Relevance - Bruce A. WareBruce Ware provides an approachable examination of the doctrine of the Trinity. He discusses the relationship and roles of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and the practical implications of the Trinity for our lives.
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June
Christian Faith and Religious Diversity: Mobilization for the Human Family - John B. Cobb Jr.Few questions are as persistent and nettling for Christians as those posed by religious pluralism. Are Christians to see themselves as having an exclusive take on religious truth? Is knowledge of Jesus Christ necessary to a person's salvation? What are Christians to make of the manifest insights and wisdom of other religious traditions? In this lucid and sensitively written book, renowned theologian John Cobb tackles such concerns. He tries to show, first, how Christians can respond to religious diversity in faithfulness to scripture and tradition without the negative teachings that have often
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June
Life-Span Human Development - Carol K. Sigelman, Elizabeth A. RiderWritten in a clear, straightforward style, LIFE-SPAN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT provides the comprehensive coverage that you need to do well in this course. Each chapter focuses on a domain of development (such as physical growth, cognition, or personality) and includes information on four life stages: Infancy, Childhood, Adolescence, and Adulthood. Features included throughout the text help you chunk material into manageable portions, master the skills required to understand research data, and understand the processes of transformation that occur in key areas of human development.
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June
Macroscale and Microscale Organic Experiments, Second Edition - Kenneth L. WilliamsonThis flexible, reliable, accurate manual includes both macroscale and microscale procedures for each experiment. The level and writing style of the text, which emphasizes biochemical and biomedical applications, make it ideally suited for the mainstream organic chemistry laboratory.Microscale experiment options allow instructors to purchase costly chemicals in small quantities while minimizing issues of environmental impact and hazardous waste disposal. Macroscale versions can be used for less costly experiments, giving students experience with the manipulation of conventional glassware. A
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June
Principles of Genetics, Student Companion Guide - D. Peter Snustad, Michael J. SimmonsIn the rapidly advancing science of genetics, currency and accuracy are critical in any book. This book presents the most up-to-date developments in genetics as well as the fundamental principles. It stresses how genetics is done and provides historical and biographical insights to the people and events that have made genetics a pre-eminent science. The new edition incorporates organizational changes to make the book more modern, including earlier DNA coverage. A new design also highlights numerous practice problems that help reinforce important concepts. * Provides a comprehensive and balanced