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December
Beyond Bird Units! Thinking And Understanding In Information Rich And Technology Rich Environments - David V. Loertscher, Carol KoechlinThe authors of the popular Ban Those Bird Units have joined their talents once more to provide more ways to create very high-level think units when teachers bring learning activities into the information-rich and technology-rich environment of the library. The new volume adds three new models to the original 15, provides planning sheets for each model, presents all new learning activities, and concentrates on the culminating high-think activities of a teacher/librarian collaboration. If you already own Ban Those Bird Units, this volume will add many new ideas to your repertoire. If not, then
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December
Communication Between Cultures - Larry A. SamovarCOMMUNICATION BETWEEN CULTURES continues with the features that have made it the best-selling text for the intercultural communication course. The new edition of this leading gives students an understanding and appreciation of different cultures and helps them develop practical skills for improving their communication with people from other cultures. It's renowned for being the only text on the market to consistently emphasize religion and history as key variables in intercultural communication. Packed with the latest research and filled with numerous, compelling examples that force students to
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December
Dreaming of Dixie: How the South Was Created in American Popular Culture - Karen L. CoxFrom the late nineteenth century through World War II, popular culture portrayed the American South as a region ensconced in its antebellum past, draped in moonlight and magnolias, and represented by such southern icons as the mammy, the belle, the chivalrous planter, white-columned mansions, and even bolls of cotton. In "Dreaming of Dixie," Karen Cox shows that the chief purveyors of this constructed nostalgia for the Old South were outsiders of the region, especially advertising agencies, musicians, publishers, radio personalities, writers, and filmmakers playing to consumers' anxiety about
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December
Cultural Anthropology: Tribes, States, and the Global System - John H. BodleyIntroduces basic concepts of cultural anthropology by comparing selected cultures of increasing scale — small-scale, autonomous tribal groups; large-scale, class-based civilizations & ancient empires; & global, industrial, & market-based civilizations — & focusing on universal issues about the human condition. Explores these issues from a comparative, anthropological perspective to determine how scale influences such basics as quality of life, domestic organization, intergroup relations, & relationship to the environment. Provides readers with a sound understanding of the
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December
Materials Selection in Mechanical Design - Michael AshbyUnderstanding materials, their properties and behavior is fundamental to engineering design, and a key application of materials science. Written for all students of engineering, materials science and design, this book describes the procedures for material selection in mechanical design in order to ensure that the most suitable materials for a given application are identified from the full range of materials and section shapes available. Fully revised and expanded for this third edition, Materials Selection in Mechanical Design is recognized as one of the leading texts, and provides a unique and
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December
Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America - Firoozeh DumasIn 1972, when she was seven, Firoozeh Dumas and her family moved from Iran to Southern California, arriving with no firsthand knowledge of this country beyond her father's glowing memories of his graduate school years here. More family soon followed, and the clan has been here ever since. Funny in Farsi chronicles the American journey of Dumas's wonderfully engaging family: her engineer father, a sweetly quixotic dreamer who first sought riches on Bowling for Dollars and in Las Vegas, and later lost his job during the Iranian revolution; her elegant mother, who never fully mastered English (nor
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December
Agendas, Alternatives, and Public Policies (Longman Classics Edition) - John W. KingdonFirst published in 1984, this explanation of the policy-making process in the United States described agenda setting as the ability to define the list of subjects to which government officials and those around them are paying serious attention. Kingdon (U. of Michigan) identifies three streams tha
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Prescription for Natural Cures - James F. Balch, Mark StenglerThe all-in-one natural health resource your family can trust Dr. James Balch coauthored Prescription for Nutritional Healing, which became the first major popular guide to the healing power of foods and nutritional supplements, selling more than 8 million copies in all its editions. Now, Dr. Balch and Dr. Mark Stengler present a new natural health resource that you can't afford to be without--a comprehensive reference of natural remedies for common ailments, including: * acne * allergies * arthritis * asthma * back pain * cancer * depression * fibromyalgia * heart disease * hypothyroidism *
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Evaluation: A Systematic Approach - Peter H. Rossi, Mark W. Lipsey, Howard E. FreemanSince Peter H. Rossi, Mark W. Lipsey, and Howard E. Freeman first published Evaluation: A Systematic Approach, more than 90,000 readers have considered it the premier text on how to design, implement, and appraise social programs through evaluation. In this, the completely revised Seventh Edition, authors Rossi and Lipsey include the latest techniques and approaches to evaluation as well as guidelines to tailor evaluations to fit programs and social contexts. With decades of hands-on experience conducting evaluations, the authors provide scores of examples to help students understand how