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July
Mythology - Edith Hamilton, Steele SavageThe world-renowned classic that has enthralled and delighted millions of readers with its timeless tales of gods and heroes. Edith Hamilton's Mythology succeeds like no other book in bringing to life for the modern reader the Greek, Roman, and Norse myths that are the keystone of Western culture--the stories of gods and heroes that have inspired human creativity from antiquity to the present. We meet the Greek gods on Olympus and Norse gods in Valhalla. We follow the drama of the Trojan War and the wanderings of Odysseus. We hear the tales of Jason and the Golden Fleece, Cupid and Psyche, and
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July
Poetry for Dummies - The Poetry Center, John Timpane, Maureen WattsSometimes it seems like there are as many definitions of poetry as there are poems. Coleridge defined poetry as "the best words in the best order." St. Augustine called it "the Devil's wine." For Shelley, poetry was "the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds." But no matter how you define it, poetry has exercised a hold upon the hearts and minds of people for more than five millennia. That's because for the attentive reader, poetry has the power to send chills shooting down the spine and lightning bolts flashing in the brain -- to throw open the doors of perception
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July
Making Printed Circuit Boards - Janet Louise AxelsonAlmost everyone who builds or experiments with electronic circuits develops an interest in making printed circuit boards. Devices built on pc boards are small, lightweight, simple to troubleshoot and repair, and easy to duplicate - qualities that professionals and hobbyists alike can appreciate.
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July
Gothic Art: Glorious Visions (Perspectives) - Michael CamilleWhen we look at the soaring spaces of Chartres cathedral or the shimmering pages of a gilded and painted manuscript, we are witnesses to a new kind of vision. In this radical reappraisal of Gothic art in Europe, the word "Gothic" describes not only an art style but a changing concept of space, time, and society - a new kind of perception, both visual and spiritual, in which light is of central importance. Camille shows us how the art of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries was seen in its own time and explores the way vision itself was understood. In this age of glorious painting, magnificent,
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July
Ancient Rome (Early Civilizations) - Muriel L. Dubois, Richard P. SallerTraces key points in ancient Rome civilization, including the legend of Romulus and Remus, and the fall of Rome. Includes timeline.
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July
An Introduction to Critical Thinking and Creativity: Think More, Think Better - J. Y. F. LauA valuable guide on creativity and critical thinking to improve reasoning and decision-making skills Critical thinking skills are essential in virtually any field of study or practice where individuals need to communicate ideas, make decisions, and analyze and solve problems. "An Introduction to Critical Thinking and Creativity: Think More, Think Better" outlines the necessary tools for readers to become critical as well as creative thinkers. By gaining a practical and solid foundation in the basic principles that underlie critical thinking and creativity, readers will become equipped to think in
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July
Organic Chemistry - John E. McMurryJohn McMurry's international best-seller is widely and consistently praised as the most clearly written book on the market. Why? In John McMurry's words: "I have been asked hundreds of times over the past ten years why I wrote this book. I wrote this book because I love writing. I get great pleasure and satisfaction from taking a complicated subject, turning it around until I see it clearly from a new angle, and then explaining it in simple words. I write to explain chemistry to students the way I wish it had been explained to me years ago." Through his lucid writing and ability to show the beauty
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July
Continental Crossroads: Remapping U.S.-Mexico Borderlands History - Samuel Truett, Elliott YoungPublished in Cooperation with the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University.The U.S.-Mexico borderlands have long supported a web of relationships that transcend the U.S. and Mexican nations. Yet national histories usually overlook these complex connections. Continental Crossroads rediscovers this forgotten terrain, laying the foundations for a new borderlands history at the crossroads of Chicano/a, Latin American, and U.S. history. Drawing on the historiographies and archives of both the U.S. and Mexico, the authors chronicle the transnational processes that
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July
A World of Art - Henry SayreWhy A World of Art? Henry Sayre wrote the first edition of "World of Art " because he wanted to use a text in his own art appreciation course that truly represented all artists, not just the Western canon found at that time in the other texts. He also wanted a text that fostered critical thinking through looking at, talking about, and questioning works of art for his students. We are proud to present the new sixth edition of "World of Art", which further strengthens these two key aspects of the text while presenting hot topics like video and time-based media.
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July
Judeophobia: Attitudes Toward the Jews in the Ancient World - Peter SchäferAiming to take a fresh look at what the Greeks and Romans thought about the Jews, this book firmly locates the origins of anti-semitism in the ancient world. Hellenistic Egypt is established as the generating source, with roots extending back into Egypt's pre-Hellenistic past. A pattern of ingrained hostility to an alien culture emerges from Greek and Roman writing, when a whole spectrum of comments on Jews and their religion are surveyed. The writings focus on the topics most interesting to the pagan classical world: the Exodus, or expulsion from Egypt as they interpreted it, the nature of the