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February
Sacred Architecture - Caroline Humphrey, Piers VitebskySacred Architecture explores the manipulation of holy space by architects and artisans. From Neolithic labyrinths and Shinto shrines to Mayan ball courts and Greek temples, this colorfully illustrated handbook offers a contrarian, non-liturgical perspective on religious expression, ceremony, and ritual. Its diachronological and multicultural approach draws on diverse disciplines (especially anthropology, archaeology, and art history) to reveal the way different peoples transform faith into architecture.
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February
The Changelings: A Classical Japanese Court Tale - Rosette WilligThis is the first translation into English of Torikaebaya monogatari, a twelfth-century work of unknown authorship that tells the unusual story of a brother and sister whose natural inclinations lead them at an early age to live as members of the opposite sex. The chronicle of their difficulties, especially the complications that arise in the course of their sexual encounters, concludes with the mature hero and heroine taking each other's place in society, thus returning to their original sexes. The Changelings is clearly among the best of the very few surviving examples of giko monogatari, a
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February
The American Democracy, Texas Edition - Thomas E. Patterson, Gary M. Halter""There are a lot of bad republicans; there are no good democrats."--Ann Coulter" In today's climate of hyper-partisanship, blurred lines between political news, analysis, and entertainment, and outrageous comments from the chattering classes, who better than Tom Patterson to provide students with the tools and context to make informed judgments and become skilled political thinkers? Patterson's "The American Democracy" has long been a best seller for American government courses due to its insightful, readable, and balanced portrayal of the American political system. The 10th edition continues
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February
Personhood, Ethics, and Animal Cognition: Situating Animals in Hare's Two Level Utilitarianism - Gary E. VarnerDrawing heavily on recent empirical research to update R.M. Hare's two-level utilitarianism and expand Hare's treatment of 'intuitive level rules, ' Gary Varner considers in detail the theory's application to animals while arguing that Hare should have recognized a hierarchy of persons, near-persons, and the merely sentient
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February
All the Women of the Bible - Herbert LockyerThe Life and Times of All the Women of the Bible Dr. Herbert Lockyer provides a convenient commentary on all the named--and unnamed--women of the Bible, from Abi to Zipporah. You ll discover how the lives and character of different biblical women mirror the situations of women today. More than 400 concise, fact-filled entries provide fascinating and thought-provoking insights, whether you re conducting a Bible study group, speaking in public, or simply deepening your personal understanding of God s Word. Herbert W. Lockyer s "All" books give you life-enriching insights into the Bible. From
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February
Mosby's Paramedic Textbook and Workbook Package - Revised Reprint - Mick J. SandersUpdated to reflect the new 2005 emergency cardiac care guidelines! This convenient, money-saving package is a must-have for students training for a career as an EMT-Paramedic. It includes Mosby's Paramedic Textbook, Revised Third Edition and the Workbook to Accompany Mosby's Paramedic Textbook, Revised Third Edition. For further information on each individual product, please click on the link provided below.
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February
The Old Testament And The Archaeologist - H. Darrell LanceThe recovery of the history of the ancient Near East through archaeology is one of the major achievements of the modern age. Although the impact of this new knowledge on biblical matters is briefly surveyed, the main concern of this book is with the methods that archaeologists use in going about their work. Lance discusses the principles of excavation and how materials recovered are brought to bear on biblical studies. The book explains in detail the principles of stratigraphy and typology, suggests practical ways for the beginner to find needed information in the confusing array of primary and
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February
Interpreting Historic House Museums - Jessica Foy DonnellyTimes are changing at historic house museums and no one is more aware of this than the fourteen contributors to Interpreting Historic House Museums. These respected museum professionals consider the history of house museums and the need to look at familiar issues from new perspectives and using new methods. If your site isn't using a comprehensive interpretive plan, how can you create one? While doing so, how do you address contemporary issues like race and gender? Don't forget the physical either does your property need a landscape plan as well as a furnishings plan? And, when your visitors
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February
North American Indians: A Very Short Introduction - Theda Perdue, Michael D. GreenWhen Europeans first arrived in North America, between five and eight million indigenous people were already living there. But how did they come to be here? What were their agricultural, spiritual, and hunting practices? How did their societies evolve and what challenges do they face today? Eminent historians Theda Perdue and Michael Green begin by describing how nomadic bands of hunter-gatherers followed the bison and woolly mammoth over the Bering land mass between Asia and what is now Alaska between 25,000 and 15,000 years ago, settling throughout North America. They describe hunting
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February
A Little History of Philosophy - Nigel WarburtonPhilosophy begins with questions about the nature of reality and how we should live. These were the concerns of Socrates, who spent his days in the ancient Athenian marketplace asking awkward questions, disconcerting the people he met by showing them how little they genuinely understood. This engaging book introduces the great thinkers in Western philosophy and explores their most compelling ideas about the world and how best to live in it.In forty brief chapters, Nigel Warburton guides us on a chronological tour of the major ideas in the history of philosophy. He provides interesting and often