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July
The Art of the Poetic Line - James LongenbachThe Art Of series is a new line of books reinvigorating the practice of craft and criticism. Each book will be a brief, witty, and useful exploration of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry by a writer impassioned by a singular craft issue. The Art Of volumes will provide a series of sustained examinations of key but sometimes neglected aspects of creative writing by some of contemporary literature's finest practioners.   "Poetry is the sound of language organized in lines." James Longenbach opens this provocative book with that essential statement. Through a range of examples--from Shakespeare and
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July
Main Trends In History - Geoffrey Barraclough, Michael BurnsPlaces historical studies in a comprehensive perspective. This book summarises the developments associated with the explosion of new directions that young scholars have reached in re-interpreting old ideas. It also examines the ferment that has characterised historiography.
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July
Moby-Dick; or, The Whale - Herman Melville, Andrew Delbanco, Tom Quirk"It is the horrible texture of a fabric that should be woven of ships' cables and hawsers. A Polar wind blows through it, and birds of prey hover over it." So Melville wrote of his masterpiece, one of the greatest works of imaginations in literary history. In part, Moby-Dick is the story of an eerily compelling madman pursuing an unholy war against a creature as vast and dangerous and unknowable as the sea itself. But more than just a novel of adventure, more than an encyclopaedia of whaling lore and legend, the book can be seen as part of its author's lifelong meditation on America. Written
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July
China Since 1919 - Revolution and Reform - Alan LawranceThis Sourcebook tells the momentous history of China since 1919 from the viewpoints of participants. Over 150 extracts from political statements, telegrams, speeches, memoirs, letters and poems illuminate the historical development of China from the May Fourth Movement onwards, and answer key questions such as: Has China's modernization over the last 100 years depended on turning to the West? What new problems has growing prosperity created for China? This collection includes many classic documents as well as less accessible extracts, including a number only recently in the public domain. It
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July
I, Robot - Isaac AsimovThe three laws of Robotics: 1) A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm 2) A robot must obey orders given to it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. 3) A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law. With these three, simple directives, Isaac Asimov changed our perception of robots forever when he formulated the laws governing their behavior. In I, Robot, Asimov chronicles the development of the robot through a series of interlinked
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July
Urinalysis and Body Fluids - Susan King Strasinger, Marjorie Schaub Di LorenzoIn this reference, case studies and clinical situations analyze and explore the clinical significance of non-blood body fluids and are designed to aid students in developing the skills of problem solving and critical thinking that are essential in a clinical laboratory.
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July
Institutions, Institutional Change and Economic Performance - Douglass C. NorthAn analytical framework for explaining the ways in which institutions and institutional change affect the performance of economies is developed in this analysis of economic structures.
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July
What Every Speech-Language Pathologist/Audiologist Should Know about Augmentative and Alternative Communication - Jennifer Kent-WalshWhat Every Speech-Language Pathologist and Audiologist Should Know about Alternative and Augmentative Communication is designed as a basic introduction to the study of Alternative and Augmentative Communication. This brief, five chapter text provides readers with a basic overview of what Alternative and Augmentative Communication is and who might benefit from its use. Characteristics of this population are discussed, and case examples are provided. In addition, descriptions of the settings in which Speech Language Pathologists are likely to work with people who use Alternative and Augmentative