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September
Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity - David LynchWhere do ideas come from? In Catching the Big Fish, internationally acclaimed filmmaker David Lynch provides a rare window into his methods as an artist, his personal working style, and the immense creative benefits he has experienced from the practice of meditation. Lynch describes the experience of "diving within" and "catching" ideas like fish - and then preparing them for television or movie screens, and other mediums in which he works, such as painting, music, and design. Lynch writes for the first time about his more than three-decade commitment to Transcendental Meditation and the
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September
A History of World Societies: Combined (Volumes I & II) - John P. McKay, Bennett D. Hill, John BucklerWith unparalleled coverage of social history, A History of World Societies explores the lives of peoples of the world within a political framework. The text is known for its readability, integration of strong scholarship, and new historical interpretations. A range of technology resources, including Houghton Mifflin's Eduspace online learning tool, premium Blackboard and WebCT content, and materials designed for student success, gives A History of World Societies one of the strongest technology programs on the market. Twentieth-century world and African history scholar Roger Beck joins the author
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September
Exploring Culturally Diverse Literature for Children and Adolescents: Learning to Listen in New Ways, Mylabschool Edition - Darwin L. Henderson, Jill MayThis collection of original essays concentrates on the meaning of cultural aesthetics in children's and adolescent literature and uniquely tackles the particular issues teachers face today. Discusses beginning literary patterns of a particular group, stereotypic representations of American cultures, imagery in American adolescent and children's literature, and issues of literary inclusion. Theory and practice come together throughout the three sections of the text.
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September
The Prince and the Pauper - Mark Twain, Everett H. EmersonThis treasured historical satire, played out in two very different socioeconomic worlds of 16th-century England, centers around the lives of two boys born in London on the same day: Edward, Prince of Wales and Tom Canty, a street beggar. During a chance encounter, the two realize they are identical and, as a lark, decide to exchange clothes and roles--a situation that briefly, but drastically, alters the lives of both youngsters. The Prince, dressed in rags, wanders about the city's boisterous neighborhoods among the lower classes and endures a series of hardships; meanwhile, poor Tom, now living
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September
Oedipus Rex - Sophocles, J.E. Thomas"...what man wins more happiness than just its shape and the ruin when that shape collapses?" Sophocles' Oedipus Rex has never been surpassed for the raw and terrible power with which its hero struggles to answer the eternal question, "Who am I?" The play, a story of a king who acting entirely in ignorance kills his father and marries his mother, unfolds with shattering power; we are helplessly carried along with Oedipus towards the final, horrific truth. To make Oedipus more accessible for the modern reader, our Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Classics includes a glossary of the more
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September
Elementary Differential Equations with Boundary Value Problems - Howard AntonWritten in a clear and accurate language that students can understand, Trench's new book minimizes the number of explicitly stated theorems and definitions. Instead, he deals with concepts in a conversational style that engages students. He includes more than 250 illustrated, worked examples for easy reading and comprehension. One of the book's many strengths is its problems, which are of consistently high quality. Trench includes a thorough treatment of boundary-value problems and partial differential equations and has organized the book to allow instructors to select the level of technology
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September
Teach Yourself Beginner's Dutch (Book Only) - Gerdi Quist, Dennis StrikFor those who find learning a new language daunting, the Teach Yourself Beginner's Language Series is just what the language teacher ordered. Each friendly and practical course introduces the new language without overwhelming the learner and includes: Lively dialogues and exercises A helpful pronunciation section Manageable lists of practical vocabulary A glossary of grammar terms Hints on how to make learning easy Fascinating language and cultural information Accompanying dialogue recordings on CD
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September
In Our Times: America Since World War II - Norman L. Rosenberg, Emily S. RosenbergConcise, lively, and broad in perspective, this popular overview of American life since 1945 offers a clearly-written, authoritative interpretive narrative that pays special attention to major trends in foreign policy, mass culture, social history, gender, politics, civil rights, economics, and political culture. Organized both chronologically and topically, it provides balanced insights into all topics and demonstrates the ways in which different kinds of history blend together and provides a broad view of "politics." The World's Superpower. Postwar Readjustments, 1946-1953. Eisenhower
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September
Writing History: A Guide for Students - William Kelleher StoreyBringing together practical methods from both history and composition, Writing History provides a wealth of tips and advice to help students research and write essays for history classes. The book covers all aspects of writing about history, including finding topics and researching them, interpreting source materials, drawing inferences from sources, and constructing arguments. It concludes with three chapters that discuss writing effective sentences, using precise wording, and revising. Using numerous examples from the works of cultural, political, and social historians, WritingHistory serves as
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September
Government in America: People, Politics, and Policy - George C. Edwards III, Martin P. Wattenberg, Robert L. LineberryFraming its content within a "politics matters" theme and offering practice tests bound into the back of the book, "Government in America, Brief Study Edition "illustrates the impact that government has on the daily lives of each and every American, motivating students to become active participants in all aspects of our political system.