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January
Catholic Christianity: A Complete Catechism of Catholic Beliefs Based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church - Peter KreeftBook. Publisher: Ignatius Press. Published: 2001. Comments: Soft covers, very good. Small piece cut from fly leaf. Pages very good with a few marginal notes. Binding sound and tight.
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January
Mechanisms & Mechanical Devices Sourcebook - Nicholas P. ChironisThis heavily illustrated reference is revised and expanded to offer machine designers and engineers practical guidance on the operation of a wide range of mechanisms and devices. The update features a collection of stimulating, easy-to-read articles-24 new to this edition-most of which were previously published in engineering magazines. The Second Edition now contains over 1,200 drawings of a broad selection of mechanical components and assemblies found in home appliances, office machines, vehicles, aircraft, ships, construction and factory equipment, and machine tools. The illustrations will help
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January
Johns Hopkins Symptoms and Remedies: The Complete Home Medical Reference - Simeon Margolis, Rob Duckwall, Sharon MargolisFeaturing an easy-to-follow, step-by-step format, this practical family medical book from America's top hospital shows how to diagnose and treat everyday symptoms for everything from back pain and indigestion to heart disease and arthritis. Checklists and charts throughout. 100 illustrations.
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January
Art Beyond the West - Michael Kampen-O'RileyFor Non-Western Art, Humanities, or Culture and Religion courses. This one-volume survey provides students with detailed and systematic coverage of Non-Western art via coverage of the cultural and ideological contexts in which art was created. Michael Kampen-O'Riley created this text to serve as the market's first dedicated survey of Non-Western art. Rather than mere descriptions of the various styles, Kampen-O'Riley provides detailed analysis of each major style within its cultural context, through which students can derive the meaning of works of art in each style. The text also provides
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January
The Metamorphosis - Franz Kafka, Stanley Corngold"As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect. He was laying on his hard, as it were armor-plated, back and when he lifted his head a little he could see his domelike brown belly divided into stiff arched segments on top of which the bed quilt could hardly keep in position and was about to slide off completely. His numerous legs, which were pitifully thin compared to the rest of his bulk, waved helplessly before his eyes." With this startling, bizarre, yet surprisingly funny first opening, Kafka begins his masterpiece, The
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January
Ethnicity and Race: Making Identities in a Changing World (Sociology for a New Century) - Stephen E. Cornell, Douglas Hartmann"This book is very well written and clearly organized throughout. It is pitched at upper-level undergraduate and graduate-level race and ethnicity students...in sum, this is an important book, highly recommended to students and faculty alike. The authors draw extensively from classic and contemporary sociological theory throughout the text and maintain a transnational focus in each and every chapter." " TEACHING SOCIOLOGYEthnicity and Race: Making Identities in a Changing World, Second Edition uses examples and extended case studies from all over the world to craft a compelling, even-handed
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January
Irvine's Writing about Music - Demar B. Irvine, Mark A. RadiceAmadeusThis thorough revision of a classic handbook is designed primarily as a guide for students writing papers or theses on musical subjects, but is useful for anyone writing about music for publication. It deals with the mechanics of scholarly writing, citation and documentation, as well as the nuts and bolts of punctuation and abbreviation. But it is also a sensible guide to good writing. In this edition, Mark A. Radice has taken into account all the technological changes that have transformed writing and publishing while preserving Irvine's voice. He has also added a new section on
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January
Maps and Monsters in Medieval England - Sim Mittman Asa, Sim Mittman AsaThis study centers on issues of marginality and monstrosity in medieval England. It sits at the crossroads of two discourses — geography and monstrosity — treated separately in the established scholarship but inseparable in the minds of medieval authors and artists.
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January
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame: Volume 1 - Robert Silverberg, Isaac Asimov, Lester del Rey, Tom Godwin, Robert A. Heinlein, Daniel Keyes, Damon Knight, C.M. Kornbluth, Fritz Leiber, Murray Leinster, Richard Matheson, Judith Merril, Jerome Bixby, Lewis PIf you own only one anthology of classic science fiction, it should be The Science Fiction Hall of Fame: Volume One, 1929-1964. Selected by a vote of the membership of the Science Fiction Writers of America (SFWA), these 26 reprints represent the best, most important, and most influential stories and authors in the field. The contributors are a Who's Who of classic SF, with every Golden Age giant included: Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clarke, John W. Campbell, Robert A. Heinlein, Fritz Leiber, Cordwainer Smith, Theodore Sturgeon, and Roger Zelazny. Other contributors are less well known