09
July
Farmworker's Daughter: Growing Up Mexican in America - Rose Castillo GuilbaultA coming-of-age memoir told through the often unheard voice of a Mexican immigrant girl. Farmworker's Daughter presents an intimate, inspiring view of the immigrant experience from a distinctly female and bicultural perspective.
09
July
Practical Argument: A Text and Anthology - Laurie G. Kirszner, Stephen Mandell, Stephen R. MandellFrom the best-selling authors of the most successful reader in America comes Practical Argument.  No one writes for the introductory composition student like Kirszner and Mandell, and Practical Argument simplifies the study of argument. A straightforward, full-color, accessible introduction to argumentative writing, it employs an exercise-driven, thematically focused, step-by-step approach to get to the heart of what students need to understand argument. In clear, concise, no-nonsense language, Practical Argument focuses on basic principles of classical argument and introduces alternative methods
09
July
Spanish Now! Level 1 [With 4 CDs] - Ruth J. SilversteinThe updated 7th edition of this combination textbook and workbook is designed as an introduction to Spanish for classroom use. The emphasis is on oral proficiency--conversational speaking and listening comprehension--but the authors also present detailed instruction in the fundamentals of Spanish grammar, vocabulary, reading comprehension, and writing in Spanish. The book is filled with exercises and answers, true-to-life dialogues, humorous cartoons, illustrations of Hispanic art, and photos that capture the flavor of Spanish culture in Spain and Latin America. In this new edition, the lessons
08
July
Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary - Albert Sydney Hornby, Anthony Paul Cowie, J. Windsor LewisA new, completely rewritten edition of the leading dictionary for learners of English. Now fully up to date, including many terms connected with the Internet and electronic communication. 4,500 words and meanings are new to this edition. Excellent coverage of both British and American English, and colloquial as well as formal English. All information is authenticated by the British National Corpus and the Corpus of American English. There are explanations of common symbols (e.g. @), which are not included in any major competitor, and notes on interesting word origins. Easy to use, with a
08
July
Devices and Desires: A History of Contraceptives in America - Andrea ToneFrom thriving black market to big business, the commercialization of birth control in the United States. In Devices and Desires, Andrea Tone breaks new ground by showing what it was really like to buy, produce, and use contraceptives during a century of profound social and technological change. A down-and-out sausage-casing worker by day who turned surplus animal intestines into a million-dollar condom enterprise at night; inventors who fashioned cervical caps out of watch springs; and a mother of six who kissed photographs of the inventor of the Pill -- these are just a few of the individuals
08
July
The Sermon on the Mount: Inspiring the Moral Imagination - Dale C. Allison Jr.Too often the Sermon on the Mount has been interpreted as though it were a book itself rather than a portion of a book. Dale Allison insists on the contrary that the full meaning of these chapters in Matthew's Gospel can be seen only in relation to the broader literary context of the Gospel as a whole, with its Jewish Christian orientation. Indeed, the Sermon and the moral imperatives it contains must be understood: 1) in relation to the example provided by Jesus' words and deeds elsewhere in the Gospel; 2) with reference to the community of believers that constitutes the intended audience of
07
July
Foundations of Massage - Lisa Casanelia, David StelfoxFoundations of Massage 3e is a comprehensive practical and theoretical foundation for all aspects of massage therapy. The book prepares students for clinical practice through the presentation of step by step techniques and treatments. This revision of this Australian text for the practice of massage therapy includes new material on specialised application of massage, such as providing services for people with disabilities, working in aged care and providing services for people with chronic disease states and life challenging illnesses.
07
July
Aristotle's Poetics for Screenwriters: Storytelling Secrets from the Greatest Mind in Western Civilization - Michael TiernoAn insightful how-to guide for writing screenplays that uses Aristotle's great work as a guide. Long considered the bible for storytellers, Aristotle's Poetics is a fixture of college courses on everything from fiction writing to dramatic theory. Now Michael Tierno shows how this great work can be an invaluable resource to screenwriters or anyone interested in studying plot structure. In carefully organized chapters, Tierno breaks down the fundamentals of screenwriting, highlighting particular aspects of Aristotle's work. Then, using examples from some of the best movies ever made, he
07
July
Children and Books - Zena Sutherland, May Hill Arbuthnot, Trina Schart HymanThe first edition of Children and Books appeared in 1947, when its author, May Hill Arbuthnot, was already well known as the co-author of the "Dick and Jane" series. An eminent educator, Arbuthnot was concerned not only with literacy but also with giving children the best in world literature. Throughout its fifty-year history and with Zena Sutherland as lead author in the last six editions, this best-selling volume has maintained the features that first made it popular: an emphasis on major authors and artists, criteria for each genre, a focus on new books and new ideas, and, above all, an
06
July
Specimen Days - Michael CunninghamIn each section of Michael Cunningham's bold new novel, his first since The Hours, we encounter the same group of characters: a young boy, a man, and a woman. "In the Machine" is a ghost story that takes place at the height of the industrial revolution as human beings confront the alienating realities of the new machine age. "The Children's Crusade," set in the early twenty-first century, plays with the conventions of the noir thriller as it tracks the pursuit of a terrorist band that is detonating bombs, seemingly at random, around the city. The third part, "Like Beauty," evokes a New York 150