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Queer Ideas: The Kessler Lectures in Lesbian & Gay Studies - Martin Duberman, Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies, Martin DubermanThis volume brings together ten core thinkers in the field of lesbian and gay studies. Participants in the outstanding Kessler series, hosted by CLAGS, the premiere U.S. think-tank in the field, they present ten -diverse approaches to the experiences, history, and culture of lesbian and gay people, and in the process they think new and queer ideas into being. Beginning with Joan Nestle, who explores the outsider status of lesbians through the complex life a black lesbian domestic worker, and ending with Judith Butler, who speaks on -human rights in the aftermath of -September 11. The collection
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Azerbaijan Since Independence: New Directions for Students and Practitioners - Svante E. CornellAzerbaijan, a small post-Soviet republic located on the western shore of the Caspian Sea, has outsized
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The History of Greek Vases - John BoardmanGreek pottery has long fascinated scholars and historians of art. It provides a continuous commentary on all other Greek arts, even sculpture, and the scenes figured on the vases can prove to be as subtle and informative as the great works of Greek literature. In no other art of antiquity do we come closer to the visual experience of the ancient Greeks, or are we able to observe so clearly their views on life, myth, and even politics. John Boardman has demonstrated the stylistic history of Greek vases in other Thames & Hudson titles; as he writes, the subject "is a central one to classical
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July
The Atlas of Religion - Joanne O'Brien, Martin PalmerThe world's religions have emerged as one of the greatest geopolitical forces now shaping our lives. Now available in an updated edition, this authoritative atlas is an essential resource for understanding the powerful role of religion around the globe. In an accessible text packed with information, it maps the current nature, extent, and influence of each of the major religions and shows, country by country, how religions are spread through broadcasting, missionary work, schooling, and banking; how they relate to government, laws, and world hunger; and the role they play in wars. It traces the
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Statistical and Thermal Physics: With Computer Applications - Harvey Gould, Jan TobochnikThis textbook carefully develops the main ideas and techniques of statistical and thermal physics and is intended for upper-level undergraduate courses. The authors each have more than thirty years' experience in teaching, curriculum development, and research in statistical and computational physics. "Statistical and Thermal Physics" begins with a qualitative discussion of the relation between the macroscopic and microscopic worlds and incorporates computer simulations throughout the book to provide concrete examples of important conceptual ideas. Unlike many contemporary texts on thermal
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Advanced Health Assessment & Clinical Diagnosis in Primary Care - Joyce E. Dains, Linda Ciofu Baumann, Pamela ScheibelDesigned for advanced practice nurses and advanced practice nursing students, as well as Physician's Assistant students and practitioners, Advanced Health Assessment & Clinical Diagnosis in Primary Care, 4th Edition, is a practical resource that takes you to the "next step" of health assessment, beyond basic history and physical examination and through the diagnostic reasoning process. Accessible and concise, it approaches physical examination by focusing on a specific chief complaint rather than a diagnosis of a disease entity. Each chapter is organized into four major areas: Focused History;
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Samson Agonistes - John Milton, Arthur Wilson Verity1912. A tragedy by John Milton, it is considered the greatest English drama based on the Greek model and is known as one more suited for reading than performance. The work deals with the final phase of Samson's life and recounts the story as told in the Old Testament Book of Judges. Himself blind when he wrote Samson Agonistes, Milton depicts Samson, the once mighty warrior, as blinded and a prisoner of the Philistines. Samson conquers self-pity and despair, however, and is granted a return of his old strength. He pulls down the pillars that support the temple of the Philistine god Dagon, crushing
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The Woman in the Dunes - Kōbō Abe, E. Dale SaundersThe Woman in the Dunes, by celebrated writer and thinker Kobo Abe, combines the essence of myth, suspense and the existential novel.   After missing the last bus home following a day trip to the seashore, an amateur entomologist is offered lodging for the night at the bottom of a vast sand pit. But when he attempts to leave the next morning, he quickly discovers that the locals have other plans. Held captive with seemingly no chance of escape, he is tasked with shoveling back the ever-advancing sand dunes that threaten to destroy the village. His only companion is an odd young woman. Together
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Helping People Through Grief - Delores KuenningYour next-door neighbor has miscarried her first baby. What will you say when you see her? Your mother calls to tell you your father has been diagnosed as having cancer. What do you say? Your daughter calls to tell you her husband has filed for divorce. What ... ?Based on her own experience as a pastor's wife, in-depth research and interviews with Christian counselors and medical professionals, the author of Helping People Through Grief believes that though most people lack the skills to really help people in crisis, these skills can be learned. The book is designed to guide the reader in how to