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Lenin: A Biography - Robert ServiceLenin is a colossal figure whose influence on 20th-century history cannot be underestimated. This biography makes use of archive material to piece together his private as well as public life in an effort to give a complete picture of Lenin in all his different roles. Through the prism of Lenin's career, the author examines events such as the October Revolution and the ideas of Marxism-Leninism, the one-party state, economic modernization, dictatorship and the politics of inter-war Europe. He casts light on the nature of the state and society left behind by Lenin, a state and society which has not
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Silas Marner - George EliotEmbittered by a false accusation, disappointed in friendship and love, the weaver Silas Marner retreats into a long twilight life alone with his loom. . . and his gold. Silas hoards a treasure that kills his spirit until fate steals it from him and replaces it with a golden-haired founding child. Where she came from, who her parents were, and who really stole the gold are the secrets that permeate this moving tale of guilt and innocence. A moral allegory of the redemptive power of love, it is also a finely drawn picture of early nineteenth-century England in the days when spinning wheels hummed
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February
Van Gogh - Mike VeneziaPresents a biography of Van Gogh Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 3/1/1989 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
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February
Carjacked: The Culture of the Automobile and Its Effect on Our Lives - Catherine Lutz, Anne Lutz FernandezCarjacked is an in-depth look at our obsession with cars. While the automobile's contribution to global warming and the effects of volatile gas prices is widely known, the problems we face every day because of our cars are much more widespread and yet much less known -- from the surprising $14,000 that the average family pays each year for the vehicles it owns, to the increase in rates of obesity and asthma to which cars contribute, to the 40,000 deaths and 2.5 million crash injuries each and every year. Carjacked details the complex impact of the automobile on modern society and shows us how to
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February
Fundamentals of Information Studies: Understanding Information and Its Environment - June Lester, Wallace C. Koehler Jr.Designed for undergraduate information studies students, this textbook examines the history of information technology and its effect on communication. Lester (library and information studies, University of Oklahoma) and Kohler (information studies, Valdosta State University) specifically consider the current state of the institutions creating, distributing, and managing information, and address the cultural, technological, economic, ethical, and policy issues influencing their performance. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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XHTML for Dummies - Ed Tittel, Chelsea Valentine, Natanya PittsCombining the strength of HTML with the flexibility of XML, Extensible Markup Language sets you free to create the kinds of Web pages you've always imagined. And the best thing is, it's really easy to get the hang of XHTML. If you can give directions to the post office, you can design and build a Web page with XHTML. But here's the catch: While XHTML isn't hard to learn, it does pack a welter of details that you have to wrestle into submission while you build your Web pages. Mastering that will take some practice and a little coaching from a knowledgeable friend-which is what you get with "XHTML
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February
The Incas - Terence N. D?AltroyThe great empire of the Incas at its height encompassed an area of western South America comparable in size to the Roman Empire in Europe. This book describes and explains its extraordinary progress from a remote Andean settlement near Lake Titicaca to its rapid demise six centuries later at the hands of the Spanish conquerors.
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Microsoft Office Excel 2007, Comprehensive - Robert T. Grauer, Keith Mulbery, Judy Scheeren"For introductory Office Application courses that cover Excel 2007. " The goal of the "Exploring Series" has been to move students beyond the point and click, helping them understand the why and how behind each skill. Students go to college now with a different set of skills than they did 5 years ago. The new edition of Exploring moves students beyond the basics of the software at a faster pace, without sacrificing fundamental skills to ensure that they will be engaged throughout the book.
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Compassionate Therapy: Working with Difficult Clients - Jeffrey A. Kottler"Compassionate Therapy" explores the characteristics of difficult clients. Arguing that resistance and conflict can be a constructive force, Kottler shows how practitioners can use these struggles to examine their own abilities, deepen their compassion, and improve therapeutic flexibility and effectiveness.
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Conflict and Cooperation: Evolving Theories of International Relations - Marc A. GenestDesigned to acquaint students with the fundamental principles of and treatises on international relations theory, CONFLICT AND COOPERATION combines a broad range of historical and contemporary readings that provide a thorough, balanced view of International Relations theory. This text could be used alone or as a complement to a standard International Relations text.