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May
The Gossamer Years: The Diary of a Noblewoman of Heian Japan - Michitsuna no Haha, Edward G. SeidenstickerKagero Nikki, translated here as The Gossamer Years, belongs to the same period as the celebrated Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikuibu. This remarkably frank autobiographical diary and personal confession attempts to describe a difficult relationship as it reveals two tempestuous decades of the author's unhappy marriage and her growing indignation at rival wives and mistresses. Too impetuous to be satisfied as a subsidiary wife, this beautiful (and unnamed) noblewoman of the Heian dynasty protests the marriage system of her time in one of Japanese literature's earliest attempts to portray
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May
Textbook of Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine - Sally V. RudmannThis comprehensive book on transfusion practices and immunohematology offers concise, thorough guidelines on the best ways to screen donors, store blood components, ensure safety, anticipate the potentially adverse affects of blood transfusion, and more. It begins with the basics of genetics and immunology, and then progresses to the technical aspects of blood banking and transfusion. Chapters are divided into sections on: Basic Science Review; Blood Group Serology; Donation, Preparation, and Storage; Pretransfusion Testing; Transfusion Therapy; Clinical Considerations; and Safety, Quality
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May
Consuming Visions: Mass Culture and the Lourdes Shrine - Suzanne K. KaufmanPlastic Madonnas, packaged holy tours, and biblical theme parks can arouse discomfort, laughter, and even revulsion in religious believers and nonbelievers alike. Scholars, too, often see the intermingling of religion and commerce as a corruption of true spirituality. Suzanne K. Kaufman challenges these assumptions in her examination of the Lourdes pilgrimage in late nineteenth-century France.Consuming Visions offers new ways to interpret material forms of worship, female piety, and modern commercial culture. Kaufman argues that the melding of traditional pilgrimage activities with a newly
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May
Human Diversity in Education: An Intercultural Approach - Philip Safford, Kenneth Cushner, Averil McClelland"Human Diversity in Education" is designed to prepare teachers for the wide diversity of students that they are certain to encounter in their classrooms, schools, and communities. The seventh edition brings increased attention to the intercultural dimension of teaching and learning for a twenty-first century global society.
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May
A Practical Guide for Policy Analysis: The Eightfold Path to More Effective Problem Solving - Eugene BardachA clear and effective guide to policy analysis addressing the psychology, as well as the logic, of the analytical process Full of helpful hints, such as warnings about language traps, strategies for economizing on data collection, and checklists for generating solutions, this book is widely used by students, practicing policy officials in government, and professionals in executive-level training programmes.
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May
English Architecture: A Concise History - David WatkinThis comprehensive, well-illustrated survey of English architecture provides an evenhanded, straightforward history from Anglo-Saxon times to the end of the twentieth century. Concentrating on buildings that can still be seen today, David Watkin discusses all the styles and periods of English architecture, including Norman, early Gothic, Perpendicular, Tudor and Jacobean, Baroque, Classical, and Victorian.The emphasis is on the high points of English creative genius as expressed in the art of architecture by Edwin Lutyens, Inigo Jones, Christopher Wren, John Soane, James Stirling, Richard Rogers,
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May
Teaching What Really Happened: How to Avoid the Tyranny of Textbooks and Get Students Excited About Doing History (Multicultural Education Series) - James W. LoewenIn this follow-up to his landmark bestseller, Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong, Loewen once again takes history textbooks to task for their perpetuations of myth and their lack of awareness of todays multicultural student audience (not to mention the astonishing number of facts they just got plain wrong). How did people get here? Why did Europe win? In Teaching What Really Happened, Loewen goes beyond the usual textbook-dominated social studies course to illuminate a wealth of intriguing, often hidden facts about Americas past. Calling for a new way to
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May
Tree Thinking: An Introduction to Phylogenetic Biology - David A. Baum, Stacey D. SmithBaum and Smith, both professors evolutionary biology and researchers in the field of systematics, present this highly accessible introduction to phylogenetics and its importance in modern biology. Ever since Darwin, the evolutionary histories of organisms have been portrayed in the form of branching trees or “phylogenies.”  However, the broad significance of the phylogenetic trees has come to be appreciated only quite recently. Phylogenetics has myriad applications in biology, from discovering the features present in ancestral organisms, to finding the sources of invasive species and infectious
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May
Formule d'immortalità. La terapia rasayana nei testi classici dell'ayurveda - Ernesto IannacconeIl metodo rasayana (rasayana vidhi) costituisce uno degli aspetti più affascinanti, misteriosi e controversi della scienza millenaria dell'ayurveda. Esso comprende un insieme complesso ed articolato di procedure per il ringiovanimento e la rivitalizzazione del corpo. I segreti delle terapie rasayana sono rivelati nel presente libro che contiene la prima traduzione integrale italiana degli insegnamenti dei maestri antichi Caraka e Susruta sull'arte di ottenere l'immortalità.