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Museums and American Intellectual Life, 1876-1926 - Steven ConnDuring the last half of the nineteenth century, many of the country's most celebrated museums were built. In this original and daring study, Steven Conn argues that Americans, endowed with the belief that knowledge resided in objects themselves, built these institutions with the confidence that they could collect, organize, and display the sum of the world's knowledge. Conn discovers how museums gave definition to different bodies of knowledge and how these various museums helped to shape America's intellectual history.
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Programming World of Warcraft Addons - James Whitehead IIP"WoW" is what you#8217;ll say when you see how many ways you can tweak the World of Warcraft interface after you read this book! If you're new to programming, we'll teach you the basics of Lua and XML and walk you through writing your first addon. If you already have some original addons in your arsenal, jump right into Parts III and IV and work with templates, function hooking, custom graphics, state headers, and more. We'll even help you distribute your addons, making WoW better for everybody. ul liRespond to events, creates frames, and use the WoW API to interact with the game liLearn the
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University of Minnesota, 1945-2000 - Stanford E. Lehmberg, Ann M. PflaumRegional/History An engaging look at the University's past fifty years, in celebration of its sesquicentennial. The University of Minnesota is unique for its combination of land grant mission and research focus, urban and rural campuses, the size of its student body, and the breadth of its programs, from agricultural extension through organ transplants. This history of the University's past fifty years is a narrative account of the challenges and triumphs that have faced Minnesota's premier institution of higher learning. Through recollections by celebrated alumni such as Garrison Keillor, Walter
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Working At Play: A History Of Vacations In The United States - Cindy S. AronThis text chronicles the history of vacationing in America since the early part of the 19th century. It is concerned with how, when, and why vacationing came to be part of American life, charting this social and cultural institution as it grew from the custom of a small elite in the early 19th century to a mass phenomenon on the eve of World War II. It looks at American cultural anxieties about vacations and the constant struggle Americans have engaged in with the notion of taking time off from work. Utilizing diaries and photographs, Aron looks at many popular American vacation spots and types of