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August
The Meaning of the 21st Century: A Vital Blueprint for Ensuring Our Future - James MartinAccording to James Martin-known as "the guru of the Information Age"-humanity is at a crucial turning point. If we succeed in finding ways to support massive gains in population combined with dizzying technological progress, we have a magnificent future ahead of us. If we fail, we may well be headed for a new Dark Ages. In this provocative and prophetic book, Martin argues that we can use our intelligence and technology to transform the world rather than destroy it. Drawing on decades of experience as one of the world's most widely respected authorities on technology's impact on our lives,
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August
Brave New Worlds - John Joseph Adams, Cory Doctorow, Paolo Bacigalupi, Orson Scott Card, Ursula K. Le Guin, M. Rickert, Kate Wilhelm, Geoff Ryman, Neil Gaiman, Bryan Talbot, J.G. Ballard, Carrie Vaughn, James K. Morrow, Alex Irvine, Ray Bradbury, Harlan EFrom Huxley's Brave New World, to Orwell's 1984, to Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, dystopian books have always been an integral part of both science fiction and literature, and have influenced the broader culture discussion in unique and permanent ways. Brave New Worlds brings together the best dystopian fiction of the last 30 years, demonstrating the diversity that flourishes in this compelling subgenre. This landmark tome contains stories by Ursula K. Le Guin, Cory Doctorow, M. Rickert, Paolo Bacigalupi, Orson Scott Card, Neil Gaiman, Ray Bradbury, and many others.
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August
Common Sense and Other Writings - Thomas PaineIntroduction and Notes by Joyce Appleby Though he didn't emigrate from England to the colonies until 1774, just a few months before the Revolutionary War began, Thomas Paine had an enormous impact on that war & the new nation that emerged from it. Common Sense, the instantly popular pamphlet he published in January 1776, argued that the goal of the struggle against the British should be not simply tax reform, as many were calling for, but complete independence. His rousing, radical voice was balanced by the equally independence-minded but more measured tones of Thomas Jefferson, who wrote the
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August
The Monstrous Races In Medieval Art And Thought - John Block FriedmanDuring the Middle Ages, travellers in Africa and Asia reported that monstrous races thrived beyond the boundaries of the known world. This work offers an introspective look at these races and their interaction with Western art, literature and philosophy.
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August
Around the Reading Workshop in 180 Days: A Month-By-Month Guide to Effective Instruction - Frank Serafini, Suzette Serafini-YoungsFrank Serafini has written extensively on the reading workshop, and in talks around the country, he's answered the tough questions about teaching through this powerful medium. Now in "Around the Reading Workshop in 180 Days," his most practical book to date, Serafini answers your most frequently asked questions and shows you the daily ins and outs of the workshop. Picking up where his bestselling titles "The Reading Workshop" and "Lessons in Comprehension" left off, Serafini gives you month-by-month strategies for running a reading workshop across an entire school year. He provides everything you
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August
Cross-Language Relations in Composition - Bruce Horner, Min-Zhan Lu, Paul Matsuda, Paul Kei MatsudaCross-Language Relations in Composition brings together the foremost scholars in the fields of composition, second language writing, education, and literacy studies to address the limitations of the tacit English-only policy prevalent in composition pedagogy and research and to suggest changes for the benefit of writing students and instructors throughout the United States. Recognizing the growing linguistic diversity of students and faculty, the ongoing changes in the English language as a result of globalization, and the increasingly blurred categories of native, foreign, and second language
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August
Arrl Antenna Book: The Ultimate Reference for Amateur Radio Antennas - R. Dean StrawThe CD-ROM also includes three updated and improved programs (for Windows): YW--Yagi for Windows TLW--Transmission Line for Windows HFTA--HF Terrain Assessment EZNEC ARRL--Antenna Modeling by W7EL
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August
Understanding Poverty in the Classroom: Changing Perceptions for Student Success - Beth TempletonPeople who live in poverty consider life in different ways than those who have adequate basic resources. Many educators tend to see the world through their middle-class worldview. Because of this, they do not understand these significant and often rational differences. They may misinterpret behavior they see and ascribe negative connotations to how their students are reacting. Their assumptions can affect the quality of both the teaching and the learning that happens. Most teachers have real passion for educating their students but their experiences limit how they relate to the challenges some of
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August
Moral Philosophy: Theories and Issues - Emmett BarcalowThis core text in ethics devotes the first half to moral theory and the second half to contemporary moral issues. Designed for the beginning student with no background in philosophy, it is an understandable and engaging introduction to the range of theory and issues that are most pressing to today's students. First, an introductory chapter on moral reasoning provides a solid framework for evaluating and constructing moral arguments. Following that, one finds comprehensive coverage of all major ethical theories, including virtue ethics, natural law theory, divine command theory, and social contract
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August
General Relativity - Robert M. Wald"Wald's book is clearly the first textbook on general relativity with a totally modern point of view; and it succeeds very well where others are only partially successful. The book includes full discussions of many problems of current interest which are not treated in any extant book, and all these matters are considered with perception and understanding."—S. Chandrasekhar "A tour de force: lucid, straightforward, mathematically rigorous, exacting in the analysis of the theory in its physical aspect."—L. P. Hughston, Times Higher Education Supplement "Truly excellent. . . . A sophisticated text