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September
Women on the Margins: Three Seventeenth-Century Lives - Natalie Zemon DavisAs she did with Martin Guerre, Natalie Zemon Davis here retrieves individual lives from historical obscurity to give us a window onto the early modern world. As women living in the 17th century, Glikl bas Judah Leib, Marie de l'Incarnation, and Maria Sibylla Merian, equally remarkable though very different, were not queens or noblewomen, their every move publicly noted. Rather, they were living on the margins in 17th-century Europe, North America and South America. Yet these women - one Jewish, one Catholic, one Protestant - left behind memoirs and writings that make for a spellbinding tale and
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September
The Rise of Supernatural Fiction, 1762 1800 - E.J. CleryA genre of supernatural fiction was among the more improbable products of the Age of Enlightenment. This book questions the historical reasons for its growing popularity in the late eighteenth century. Beginning with the notorious case of the Cock Lane ghost, a performing poltergeist who became a major attraction in London in 1762, and with Garrick's spellbinding and paradigmatic performance as the ghost-seeing Hamlet, it moves on to look at the Gothic novels of Horace Walpole, Ann Radcliffe, M. G. Lewis, and others, in unexpected new lights, drawing out the connection between fictions of the
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September
The Meaning of Difference: American Constructions of Race, Sex and Gender, Social Class, and Sexual Orientation - Karen E. Rosenblum, Toni-Michelle C. Travis"The Meaning of Difference" is a text-reader about the social construction of difference as it operates in American formulations of race, sex and gender, social class, and sexual orientation. The book is based on the conviction that similar processes are at work in the construction of differences of color, sex and gender, class, and sexuality and that these processes likely also apply to other master statuses such as disability. Four framework essays provide the conceptual structure for the book. Following each framework essay is a set of readings that illustrate the concepts and processes
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September
Basic Geriatric Nursing - Gloria Hoffman WoldPart of the popular LPN threads series, Basic GERIATRIC NURSING, 4th Edition presents the theories and concepts of aging, the physiologic and psychosocial changes and problems associated with the process, and appropriate nursing interventions. With its easy-to-read, clear writing style, this text provides the right depth and breadth of geriatrics content for LPN/LVNs.
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September
Why the Allies Won - Richard OveryRichard Overy's bold book begins by throwing out the stock answers to this great question: Germany doomed itself to defeat by fighting a two-front war; the Allies won by "sheer weight of material strength." In fact, by 1942 Germany controlled almost the entire resources of continental Europe and was poised to move into the Middle East. The Soviet Union had lost the heart of its industry, and the United States was not yet armed. The Allied victory in 1945 was not inevitable. Overy shows us exactly how the Allies regained military superiority and why they were able to do it. He recounts the
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September
Biology 101: The TextVook - Dr. VookMaster the study of living things in 30 minutes or less with this eBook. "Biology 101: The TextVook" presents biology in an easy-to-digest format. This TextVook contains 4,000 words written and curated by Ivy League graduates, and stars Dr.Vook Ph.D., a smart professor who explains everything you need to know about photosynthesis to meiosis. Find out about the human genome to chromosomes in this overview. Whether you're interested in science or brushing up on a class, you will advance your knowledge with this eBook. You will be able to read these informative chapters: - Intro to Biology -
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September
Ragtime - E.L. DoctorowPublished in 1975, Ragtime changed our very concept of what a novel could be. An extraordinary tapestry, Ragtime captures the spirit of America in the era between the turn of the century & the First World War. The story opens in 1906 in New Rochelle, NY, at the home of an affluent American family. One lazy Sunday afternoon, the famous escape artist Harry Houdini swerves his car into a telephone pole outside their house. Almost magically, the line between fantasy & historical fact, between real & imaginary characters, disappears. Henry Ford, Emma Goldman, J.P. Morgan, Evelyn Nesbit,
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September
Fifth Grade Vocabulary Flashcards - Sylvan LearningHELP YOUR CHILD VANQUISH VOCABULARY!   We’ve selected 230 words to help your child expand their vocabulary and enhance their school and reading success. With words and a contextual sentence on the front, and definitions, pronunciation, and syllable breaks on the back, our Sylvan flashcards make learning easy and fun. We’ve also included 10 blank cards kids can use for new or personalized vocabulary.   Plus, it’s easy to keep track of which words your child has learned with the color-coded meter on the side of this box. Once your child feels comfortable with a card, flip it upside down, move it to
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September
Adaptation in Natural and Artificial Systems: An Introductory Analysis with Applications to Biology, Control, and Artificial Intelligence - John H. Holland"Read this book, and even if you don't read it, buy it and display it proudly. Scientists, engineers, and coffee tables the world over should be interested in the revised edition of the seminal book that first gathered and developed the critical mass of ideas from mathematics, computational science, and systems theory necessary to launch and fuel the ongoing revolution in complex innovating systems. From mathematical optimization to the immune system, from machine learning to the central nervous system, from automatic control systems to even something as complex as human society itself, all
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September
The 1950s: A Brief History - Dr. Vook"The 1950s: A Brief History" presents a comprehensive look at the decade of Rock and Roll, Civil Rights Firsts, and McCarthyism. This compact digital compendium helps you track the diverse forces that shaped the decade. You�ll explore the exciting history behind the decade�s biggest cultural, political, and technological standouts.You�ll also gain valuable insight into groundbreaking events and major figures from the 1950s, including: The Korean War Truman, Eisenhower, Elvis, and McCarthy Creation of the Interstate Highway Brown v. Board of Education The Space Race ...and