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Reflections from the Keyboard: The World of the Concert Pianist

Product# 460545472
Selling for $22.95

"A thoroughly revised, updated edition of David Dubal's classic collection of interviews with famous pianists first published in 1984, this book includes all of today's leading lights, along with many luminaries no longer with us such as Glenn Gould and Vladimir Horowitz. Reviews of the first edition: 'The true star of Reflections from the Keyboard is Dubal' -- Leonard Bernstein 'An impressive accomplishment, full of insight!' -- Aaron Copland -- Interviews: Claudio Arrau, Emmanuel Ax, Alfred Brendel, Misha Dichter, Ruth Laredo, Murray Perahia, Peter Serkin, Andre Watts, and more"

The Miraculous Fever-Tree: Malaria and the Quest for Quinine, the Cure That Changed the World

Product# 460545777
Selling for $24.95

"'Cinchona revolutionized the art of medicine as profoundly as gunpowder had the art of war.' -- Bernardino Ramazzini, Physician to the Duke of Modena, Opera omnia, medica, et physica, 1716 In the summer of 1623, ten cardinals and hundreds of their attendants died in Rome while electing a new pope. The Roman marsh fever that felled them was the scourge of the Mediterranean, northern Europe and even America. Malaria, now known as a disease of the tropics, badly weakened the Roman Empire. It killed thousands of British troops fighting Napoleon in 1809 and many soldiers on both sides of the American Civil War. It turned back travelers exploring West Africa in the nineteenth century and brought the building of the Panama Canal to a standstill. Even today, malaria kills someone every thirty seconds. For more than one thousand years, there was no cure for it. Pope Urban VIII, elected during the malarial summer of 1623, was determined that a cure should be found. He encouraged"

Texas and Texans

Product# 460678505
Selling for $91.42

"Texas and Texans is the story of Texas as it developed over periods of time. It also explores eight major themes. These themes help you link the elements that people and issues and events share. Just as importantly, the historical themes are a reminder that you are the part of the flow of history."

Restless Souls: The Making Of American Spirituality

Product# 460678626
Selling for $26.95

"An intellectual and cultural history of American spirituality considers how the nation's religious experience is reflected in such practices as Zen meditation, yoga classes, and books by Deepak Chopra and Ram Dass, in an account that also covers such topics as mysticism, the influence of celebrities, and recent conservative trends. 25,000 first printing."

Perspectives on Western Art: Source Documents and Readings from the Ancient Near East Through the Middle Ages

Product# 460678824
Selling for $40

"The purpose of this anthology is to unite the study of Western art history with the understanding of Western social and cultural history. Painting, sculpture, architecture, and other forms of the visual arts are, like literary documents, primary sources that reveal the thoughts and abilities of individuals and that record the fundamental concerns of their age and culture."

21 Debated: Issues in World Politics

Product# 460679349
Selling for $52.8

"This collection of recent, opposing articles on 21 of the most talked-about topics in world politics offers readers a way to tie together theory and concepts with today's headlines. Its informative yet provocative readings encourage discussions, questions, and analytical and critical thought. A seven-part organization covers complexities under the headings of: Global Community, Democracy in the World, Terrorism and Response, Nuclear Weapons and NATO, International Conflict Resolution, International Political Economy, and Environment and Health. MARKET': For anyone interested in international relations, global issues, and world politics."

American Nation: Civil War to the Present

Product# 460679367
Selling for $82.35

"A textbook for United States history from the Civil War to the present, with maps, charts, activities, study questions, and review chapters."

Counterpoint

Product# 460679408
Selling for $113

"Designed for courses in Music, this established text introduces the contrapuntal style of 17th and 18th century music through analysis and writing. While a limited understanding of contrapuntal elements may be gained through analysis alone, these elements are grasped in a more intimate way through the actual writing of contrapuntal examples. Also, by linking the study of counterpoint to music of a specific period, the text provides a clear model for students to emulate and a definite basis for the criticism of student work."

The Historical Figure of Jesus

Product# 460679754
Selling for $16

"Moving beyond the certainties about Jesus' historical context, principal teachings, activities, and followers, Sanders offers a fresh, enlightening approach and 'provides a generally convincing picture of the real Jesus, set within the world of Palestinian Judaism' (Geza Vermes, author of The Religion of Jesus the Jew)."

Texas and Texans

Product# 460680577
Selling for $91.42

"Texas and Texans is the story of Texas as it developed over periods of time. It also explores eight major themes. These themes help you link the elements that people and issues and events share. Just as importantly, the historical themes are a reminder that you are the part of the flow of history."

Hollywood Rhapsody: Movie Music and Its Makers, 1900 to 1975

Product# 460680712
Selling for $66.67

"From the brooding soundtracks of pulp film noires to the boisterous songs of the great Disney animated musicals, Hollywood Rhapsody is the history of the initial seventy-five years of American movie music. -- Covers all genres of film music: animated musicals, action thrillers, crime dramas, classic romances, and more!"

Jurassic Shark

Product# 460680915
Selling for $17.99

"While hunting for food in its habitat in the sea, the Hybodus, a ferocious shark, must fight for its life against predatory dinosaurs who also seek their prey in the shark's hunting ground, in a picture book about a strong and stealthy animal's fight for survival."

COMMODORE PERRY IN THE LAND OF THE SHOGUN

Product# 460680927
Selling for $8.99

"In 1853, few Japanese people knew that a country called America even existed. For centuries, Japan had isolated itself from the outside world by refusing to trade with other countries and even refusing to help shipwrecked sailors, foreign 'or Japanese. The country's people still lived under a feudal system like that of Europe in the Middle Ages. But everything began to change when American Commodore Perry and his troops sailed to the Land of the Rising Sun, bringing with them new science and technology, and a new way of life."

The Brother of Jesus: The Dramatic Story & Meaning of the First Archaeological Link to Jesus & His Family

Product# 460681590
Selling for $14.95

"An account of the June 2002 discovery of the first-century limestone ossuary, believed to be evidence of Jesus's existence, documents the events surrounding the discovery and what its existence reveals about Jesus, his family, and his followers. Reprint. 40,000 first printing."

The HPWay: How Bill Hewlett And I Built Our Company

Product# 460682065
Selling for $14.95

"The co-founder of a successful computer corporation describes his initial meeting with Bill Hewlett at Stanford University, their first shop in a Palo Alto garage, and their innovative management styles."

Mr. Lincoln's T-Mails: The Untold Story of How Abraham Lincoln Used the Telegraph to Win the Civil War

Product# 460682517
Selling for $24.95

"A historical analysis of the role of the telegraph in the American Civil War reveals how president Lincoln used telegraph technology as an e-mail-like military tool that enabled him to rally his generals and create a modern model for electronic leadership. 25,000 first printing."

Renaissance and Renascences in Western Art

Product# 460682681
Selling for $48

Panofsky's study brings welcome light into the darkness. His subject is the character of Renaissance art--in the strictest sense of the word-and its uniqueness in comparison with art produced during earlier revivals of the classical heritage.

REMEMBER THE LADIES: 100 GREAT AMERICAN WOMEN

Product# 460682795
Selling for $8.99

"In a 1776 letter cautioning her husband to 'remember the ladies,' Abigail Adams made one of the earliest pleas for women's rights in America. How could she have known, in the years to follow, just how many strong and independent women would step forward to forge new paths in their fight for equality? From Clara Barton and Harriet Tubman to the less well-known but equally important Belva Lockwood and Maya Ying Lin, 'Remember the Ladies spans the centuries to provide an engaging look at one hundred outstanding women who have helped shape our great nation."

My Little House Crafts Book: 18 Projects from Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House Stories

Product# 460682844
Selling for $12.99

"Inside this book are 18 easy-to-make crafts taken straight from the pages of Laura Ingalls Wilder's 'Little House' books. From Laura's corncob doll to Mary's Christmas tassels, and from Ma's button lamp to Charlotte's straw hat, readers will be able to share in Laura's pioneer experience by creating homemade crafts that they'll cherish forever."

The Keys to the Kingdom: The Rise of Michael Eisner and the Fall of Everybody Else

Product# 460682911
Selling for $16

"Michael Eisner is a titan--feared, powerful, and almost magically successful. Masters crafts a gripping account of this larger-than-life story, combining insightful analysis of power in Hollywood with a vivid narrative that brings the personalities, the hostilities, and the corporate mayhem to life."

International Trade in the 21st Century

Product# 460683968
Selling for $77.95

"This book tackles some of the unresolved issues in international trade that will continue to press into the next century: the continuing controversy over NAFTA, globalized trade policy agreements vs local trade agreements, trade wars and trade policies."

Presuppositions and Pronouns

Product# 460683979
Selling for $126

"Geurts (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, the Netherlands) extends discourse representation theory into a unified account of anaphora and presupposition, which he applies not only to the standard problem cases, but also to the interpretation of model expressions, attitude reports, and proper names. The foundation of his binding theory of representation is that anaphora is just a special case of presupposition projection. He also argues that presupposition projection is crucially involved in several phenomena that are not usually viewed in those terms, such as model subordination, de re readings of attitude reports, and rigid designation."

Music in the Classic Period

Product# 460684483
Selling for $69.6

"This comprehensive yet concise survey of music, which is part of the highly acclaimed Prentice-Hall History of Music Series, is ideal for anyone interested in learning about the evolution of musical style through the Classic period (the late 18th and early 19th century) in its historical, cultural and social context. It includes the latest research in the chief areas of symphony, sonata, concerto, opera, chamber music and sacred music. For professional and amateur musicians, concert-goer and record collector."

21 Debated: Issues in World Politics

Product# 460684787
Selling for $52.8

"This collection of recent, opposing articles on 21 of the most talked-about topics in world politics offers readers a way to tie together theory and concepts with today's headlines. Its informative yet provocative readings encourage discussions, questions, and analytical and critical thought. A seven-part organization covers complexities under the headings of: Global Community, Democracy in the World, Terrorism and Response, Nuclear Weapons and NATO, International Conflict Resolution, International Political Economy, and Environment and Health. MARKET': For anyone interested in international relations, global issues, and world politics."

American Nation: Civil War to the Present

Product# 460684831
Selling for $82.35

"A textbook for United States history from the Civil War to the present, with maps, charts, activities, study questions, and review chapters."

Counterpoint

Product# 460685422
Selling for $113

"Designed for courses in Music, this established text introduces the contrapuntal style of 17th and 18th century music through analysis and writing. While a limited understanding of contrapuntal elements may be gained through analysis alone, these elements are grasped in a more intimate way through the actual writing of contrapuntal examples. Also, by linking the study of counterpoint to music of a specific period, the text provides a clear model for students to emulate and a definite basis for the criticism of student work."

Artists, Critics, Context: Readings in and Around American Art since 1945

Product# 460685494
Selling for $54.2

"An indispensable resource for any visual arts lover, this anthology of original writings covers modern American art and culture from mid-1940's abstract expressionism and the Cold War right through to the late 1990's with its proliferation of video and technological developments in telecommunications and biotechnology—giving readers a firm understanding of the evolution of artistic development within the context of major political, cultural, and sociological trends and ideas that have emerged in the United States since World War II. Presents writings from post WWII through the 1990's and organizes them around ten central areas of discussion (American avant-garde, the beat generation, objectivity/reduction/formalism, process and materials, sculpture, politics, the return of painting, image and identity, and the body and technology). Divides chapter writings into three categories—artists, critics, and context—giving readers clear insight into the major issues that the artists' work raises, and helping them connect the words of artists with criticisms about the art they created, exhibition reviews, and museum catalog essays. Includes selections from outside the visual arts to establish relationships between the issues and impulses raised by the work of these artists to trends and ideas that were gaining prominence within the broader culture at the time that the art was being created. For general readers of modern art history and theory and/or post-war American culture; ideal for museum bookstores."

Twentieth Century Music: An Introduction

Product# 460685543
Selling for $69.6

"Offering complete, accurate coverage in a tightly condensed, simple format, this comprehensive exploration of modern music (to 1998) deals primarily with the music itself and musical ideas. It puts the whole century in a unified concept, helping readers make sense out of the heterogeneity. It explains the overall development of 20th century music in relation to the past and to two big cycles of contemporary music; and encompasses classical and experimental traditions as well as popular elements, media, multi-media, and theater. Twentieth-Century Music and the Past. THE BREAKDOWN OF TRADITIONAL TONALITY. The Sources. The Revolution: Paris and Vienna. THE NEW TONALITIES. Stravinsky and Neo-Classicism. Neo-Classicism and Neo-Tonality in France and Outside of France. National Styles. Musical Theater. ATONALITY AND TWELVE-TONE MUSIC. The Viennese School. The Diffusion of Twelve-Tone Music. THE AVANT GARDE. Before World War II. Technological Culture and Electronic Music. Ultra-Rationality and Serialism. Anti-Rationality and Aleatory. The New Performed Music: The United States. Post-Serialism: The New Performance Practice in Europe. POST-MODERNISM. Beyond Modern Music. Back to Tonality. Pop as Culture. Media and Theater. Music Examples. For courses anyone interested in 20th Century Music, Modern Music, or the History of Music."

Readings in Nineteenth-Century Art

Product# 460685654
Selling for $42.2

"This chronological anthology of recent critical scholarship on 19th-century European art represents a wide range of current methodologies and issues. The book features recent scholarship -- since the mid-1980s; represents a diversity of methods; deals with major figures of 19th-century art; emphasizes French art -- reflecting the interests of recent scholarship and a contemporary focus; and focuses on the concerns of recent scholarship -- e.g., the recurrence of themes such as the female nude, the role of the critic, and exhibitions and institutions."

Being a Medical Information Coder

Product# 460685700
Selling for $54.4

"This book provides an introduction to ICD-9-CM coding that is easy to read and understand but covers basic coding principles comprehensively. With its focus on diagnosis, symptoms, and procedures related to these systems, coding principles are introduced and reinforced throughout. This book provides in-depth coverage of ICD-9-CM coding for medical information professionals, and discusses procedure codes, anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, medical record content, and computer use. A valuable reference tool for Registered Health Information Technologists (RHITs) and Credentialed Coding Specialists (CCSs)."

Baroque and Rococo: Art and Culture (Trade Version)

Product# 460685960
Selling for $75

"From 1600 to 1760, Baroque and Rococo artists brought a newfound energy, emotion, and elegance to European painting, sculpture, architecture, and decorative arts. This profusely illustrated survey is the first to incorporate modern scholarship and examine the Baroque and Rococo eras contextually. Vernon Hyde Minor explores the styles, institutions, cities, and genres that shaped this period's great artistic outpouring -- and illuminates the achievements of Bernini, Caravaggio, Fragonard, Rembrandt, Rubens, Velazquez, Vermeer, Watteau, and other notable artists. With unusually thorough coverage of women artists, town planning, and domestic interiors and gardening, Baroque Rococo brilliantly captures the swirling cultural currents of the time from Counter Reformation Rome to Louis XIV's Versailles to bourgeois Amsterdam."

The Historical Figure of Jesus

Product# 460686418
Selling for $16

"Moving beyond the certainties about Jesus' historical context, principal teachings, activities, and followers, Sanders offers a fresh, enlightening approach and 'provides a generally convincing picture of the real Jesus, set within the world of Palestinian Judaism' (Geza Vermes, author of The Religion of Jesus the Jew)."

Greenhouse: The 200-Year Story of Global Warming

Product# 460686549
Selling for $13.95

"The author blends the research of a scholar with a novelist's storytelling skill, finding the clues to global warming both deep in the past and right before the eyes. Offers a perspective on what may be the most remarkable change in nature since the retreat of the glaciers over ten thousand years ago. Softcover. DLC: Global warming--History."

From Seance to Science: A History of the Profession and Practice of Psychology in America

Product# 460687479
Selling for $58

"This book is intended to round out the picture of American psychology's past, adding the history of psychological practice to the story of psychological science. Written by two well-recognized authorities in the field, this brief (chapter 6) book covers the profession and practice of psychology in America from the late 19th century to the present. FROM S+ANCE TO SCIENCE tells the story of psychologists who sought and seek to apply the knowledge of their science to the practical problems of the world, whether those problems lay in businesses, schools, families, or in the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors of individuals. Engagingly written and full of interesting examples, this book includes figures and photos from the Archives of the History of American Psychology. This is the story of individuals, trained in psychology, who function as school psychologists, counseling psychologists, clinical psychologists, and industrial psychologists. These are psychology's practitioners, meaning that they take the knowledge base of psychology and use it for practical purposes outside of the classroom and outside of the laboratory."

Ecce Homo; How One Becomes What One Is

Product# 460687831
Selling for $13.95

"Ecce Homo is an autobiography like no other. Deliberately provocative, Nietzsche subverts the conventions of the genre and pushes his philosophical positions to combative extremes, constructing a genius-hero whose life is a chronicle of the incessant struggle to overcome himself. Written in 1888, a few weeks before his descent into madness, the book sub-titled 'How One Becomes What One Is' reviews all of Nietzsche's previous works so that we, his 'posthumous' readers, can finally understand him on his own terms. He reaches final criticism of his many enemies--Richard Wagner, German nationalism, 'modern men' in general--and above all Christianity, proclaiming himself the Antichrist. Ecce Homo is the summation of an extraordinary philosophical career, a last great testament to Nietzsche's will."

TWENTIETH-CENTURY AMERICAN ART

Product# 460687861
Selling for $27.95

"Presents an overview of twentieth-century American art, covering such topics as avant-garde art, pop art, abstract expressionism, and feminist art."

Sense and Non-Sense: American Culture and Politics

Product# 460765619
Selling for $26.6

"Designed to introduce readers to the ways that American culture structures the outcomes of political life, Wray's book addresses American culture and politics with a three-phase approach. First it provides readers with a careful analysis of what culture is, as well as its political significance. The text then offers four distinctive American cultural characteristics and encourages readers to consider how these values influence modern political life. Provides a complete analysis of American cultural characteristics and political culture. For individuals interested in the US political system."

The Wal-Mart Effect: How the World's Most Powerful Company Really Works--And How It's Transforming the American Economy

Product# 460765774
Selling for $15

"An award-winning senior editor at Fast Company evaluates the ways in which the world's largest retail company and employer affects everyday life on a global level, in an account that reveals the radical ways in which the company impacts American economics, the workforce, and the environment. Reprint. 100,000 first printing."

Art in China

Product# 460765869
Selling for $27.95

"The fine arts of China are often ignored by the Western world, from jade tablets, painted silk hand scrolls and fans to ink and lacquer paintings and calligraphy. 'Art in China' offers a novel look and comprehensive examination of all aspects of Chinese art, including art found in tombs to the state-controlled art of the Mao Zedong era. 130 photos, 65 in color."

Second Language Acquisition

Product# 460765875
Selling for $15.25

"This series provides brief, clear introductions to the main disciplinary areas of language study. This book outlines second language acquisition, the study of the way in which people learn a language other than their mother tongue. It is designed to make the essentials of this rapidly expanding area accessible to readers encountering it for the first time."

Love, Power, and Justice; Ontological Analysis and Ethical Applications

Product# 460765876
Selling for $15.95

"Speaking with understanding and force, Tillich offers a basic analysis of love, power, justice, and all concepts fundamental in the mutual relations of people, of social groups, and of humankind to God. His concern is to penetrate to the essential, or ontological foundation of the meaning of each of these words."

Mathematics; The Loss of Certainty

Product# 460765890
Selling for $19.95

Most intelligent people today still believe that mathematics is a body of unshakable truths about the physical world and that mathematical reasoning is exact and infallible. Mathematics: The Loss of Certainty refutes that myth.

Don't Know Much About American History

Product# 460766134
Selling for $20.89

"Was Columbus the first European in the Americas? Who was left standing at Custer's Last Stand? Were the Little Rock Nine a rock-and-roll band? It's true that in 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue. But he didn't discover the New World. In fact, the new world we now call America wasn't very new at all. People had been coming to this land for thousands of years. And they haven't stopped yet. But most of us never learned the real story of America's past. And that's a shame. As best-selling author Kenneth C. Davis knows, history can be fun, fascinating, and memorable. When his don't know much about(R) history was published in 1990, it was a sensation. The book delivered a fresh new take on history with its wit, humor, and great stories. Davis now does for young people what his earlier book did for adults. In his trademark question-and-answer style peppered with fun facts and humorous illustrations, Davis proves that history is never boring. He introduces our ancestors who settled the East and expanded the West, as well as those who had been living here"

America's Great Disasters

Product# 460766141
Selling for $18.89

"For more than two centuries, Americans have proven themselves to be courageous and strong. These qualities are never more important than in the face of nature's destructive forces or the dangers brought about by the innovations of the industrial revolution. The San Francisco earthquake, which reduced much of the city to rubble; the sinking of the steamship Sultana, the worst American maritime disaster of all time; and the Johnston flood, which washed away an entire town, are only a few of the calamities to have befallen this country. Through the use of photographs, engravings, and newspaper clippings that detail some of the worst disasters ever to confront this country, author Martin W. Sandler presents the American people at their best, standing firm in situations of great danger. In doing so, a fascinating picture emerges of a nation's bravery, resilience, and humor -- traits that continue to characterize Americans today."

Pop!: Why Bubbles Are Great for the Economy

Product# 460766502
Selling for $22.95

"Argues that investment bubbles and their related business infrastructures have actually served to fuel the world's economic growth and globalization, in a historical account of American bubbles and collapses that contributed to prosperous longer-term innovations. 35,000 first printing."

Mummies Made in Egypt

Product# 460766577
Selling for $6.99

"'A fine source (describes) Egyptian gods and goddesses of the dead; explains the symbols and foundation of the belief in the afterlife; (and presents) the elaborate rituals (and methods of mummification). . . . The art is stunning, the text uncompromisingly informative and clear.'--'New York Times.' Full-color illustrations. 1979 Notable Children's Trade Books in Social Studies."

Maps and Globes

Product# 460766578
Selling for $6.99

"A brief history of mapmaking, a simple explanation of how to read maps and globes, and an introduction to the many different kinds of maps there are."

Rescue: The Story of How Gentiles Saved Jews in the Holocaust

Product# 460766579
Selling for $9.99

"A companion to Never to Forget, this is the story of those Gentiles who sought to rescue their Jewish neighbors from annihilation during WWII. 'A story that needs telling'.--School Library Journal, starred review. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults."

Architecture: An Animated Introduction

Product# 460766924
Selling for $79.95

"Perfect as an introductory survey for students and the general public or a visual reference for professionals, this elaborately designed multimedia tool offers the most exciting and thorough introduction to the basic concepts and history of architecture. Architecture: An Interactive Introduction features 1,000 full-color slide images, 150 drawings, 75 computer models, 200 Quicktime film animation sequences, maps, narration, and a timeline in a bundled book and linked in an interactive CD-ROM. Together, they uniquely present history, structures, materials, engineering, technology and design of architecture, and related fields. Supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, this work from the teachings of two architects stands alone as an engaging educational resource of quality and scope."

Sense and Non-Sense: American Culture and Politics

Product# 460767323
Selling for $26.6

"Designed to introduce readers to the ways that American culture structures the outcomes of political life, Wray's book addresses American culture and politics with a three-phase approach. First it provides readers with a careful analysis of what culture is, as well as its political significance. The text then offers four distinctive American cultural characteristics and encourages readers to consider how these values influence modern political life. Provides a complete analysis of American cultural characteristics and political culture. For individuals interested in the US political system."

Art Past, Art Present

Product# 460767339
Selling for $80

"This accessible book looks at the historical and cultural contexts of art works and architecture around the world from prehistoric times to the 20th century—with detailed and informative analyses of art, artists, patrons, and techniques. Its unique chronological presentation in compact topical units offers an exceptionally easy-to-use format—with general period/style introductions followed by self-contained sections on a selected number of specific representative pieces. The global focus emphasizes the diversity and commonality of the human experience. A fully integrated, chronological history of art covers all periods, places, and arts—including extensive analyses of European art, and some American, African, Mesoamerican, and Asian art—along with thorough coverage of women artists throughout. For those who appreciate art and its history."

Postmodern Perspectives: Issues in Contemporary Art

Product# 460767524
Selling for $49.8

"Exploring the relationship between contemporary art, culture, and society, this book offers non-specialists a guide to the general structure and focus of Postmodern critical discourse, preparing them to understand the origins, theories, and interrelated ideas of Postmodern art and art criticism within a broader social and political context. Organizes material into six groups of essays -- each centering around a specific idea/issue and delineating the main philosophical, theoretical, and critical approaches that have shaped criticism in the Postmodern period. Provides an introductory essay before each group explaining the origin, contextual background, and central issue of the topic, followed by a series of articles reprinted from various sources. Presents the ideas and readings chronologically, showing their interrelationships. Discusses issues of minority, quality, cultural dominance, feminism as a model for the marginality argument, and the museum as a site of cultural representation."

The Wal-Mart Effect: How the World's Most Powerful Company Really Works--And How It's Transforming the American Economy

Product# 460767720
Selling for $15

"An award-winning senior editor at Fast Company evaluates the ways in which the world's largest retail company and employer affects everyday life on a global level, in an account that reveals the radical ways in which the company impacts American economics, the workforce, and the environment. Reprint. 100,000 first printing."

My Fellow Americans: A Family Album

Product# 460767813
Selling for $19.95

Caldecott Medalist Alice Provensen crafts a stunning pictorial vision of American history and culture that's guaranteed to enthrall and entertain readers of all ages. By showing readers the myriad personalties who have influenced American life--from Pocahontas to Henry Ford to Al Capone to Rachel Carson--Provensen provides remarkable insight into what it means to be a part of the American family. Full color.

The Wisdom Seekers: Great Philosophers of the Western World : From the New Empiricists to the Empirical Century

Product# 460767828
Selling for $64.67

"Oriented toward historical philosophy or introductory philosophy courses, this text seeks to acquaint students with the history of western critical thinking in an accessible and appealing format. The WISDOM SEEKERS gathers together a multitude of insights into man's eternal attempts to make sense of the human story. Coverage ranges from the beginnings of philosophical thought, the pre-Socratic philosophers, the Golden Age of Athens, the eclipse of philosophy throughout the Dark Ages, its resurrection during the Renaissance, the emergence of empirical philosophy during the last four centuries, and the career of philosophy during the twentieth century and its eclipse by the sciences."

Art in China

Product# 460767932
Selling for $27.95

"The fine arts of China are often ignored by the Western world, from jade tablets, painted silk hand scrolls and fans to ink and lacquer paintings and calligraphy. 'Art in China' offers a novel look and comprehensive examination of all aspects of Chinese art, including art found in tombs to the state-controlled art of the Mao Zedong era. 130 photos, 65 in color."

Twentieth Century German Philosophy

Product# 460767946
Selling for $62.5

"This book offers an historical and critical account of the important German philosophical movements and philosophers of the 20th century. In an accessible way, Gorner introduces the reader to a principal representative of each movement, laying out Husserl's phenomenology, Gadamar's hermeneutics, Habermas's critical theory, and Apel's pragmatics, and giving extensive treatment of Heideggar's multi-disciplinary work. Twentieth Century German Philosophy provides the general reader with an incisive discussion of these philosophers and philosophies against a background of the distinctive German tradition."

The Great Philosophers; An Introduction to Western Philosophy

Product# 460767947
Selling for $18.95

"Conversations with 15 contemporary writers and philosophers provide an accessible and exciting account of Western philosophy and its greatest thinkers. Includes contributions from A.J. Ayer, Bernard Williams, Martha Nussbaum, Peter Singer, and John Searle. 28 halftones."

Romanticism

Product# 460767952
Selling for $324

"The years 1830-90 were the 'Romantic period' in music par excelence. It was in March 1830 that Goethe complained that 'everybody talks now about Classicism and Romanticism--which no one thought of fifty years ago', and the ensuing decade saw the coming to maturity of the first generation of Romantic composers--Berlioz, Chopin, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Liszt, Wagner, and Verdi. As for the end of the period, in 1890 Wagner, Liszt, and Cesar Franck had recently died, while the next few years were to witness the deaths of Brahms and Bruckner and the final masterpieces of Verdi and Tchaikovsky."

The Oxford Picture Dictionary English/Korean; English-Korean Edition

Product# 460767987
Selling for $15.95

"The 'Oxford Picture Dictionary is the ultimate pictorial reference for everyday vocabulary. There are twelve bilingual editions: Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Russian, Korean, Japanese, Polish, Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Haitian Creole, Cambodian, and Thai. The second language is presented in blue underneath the English word. A complete second-language index is included."

Pronunciation

Product# 460767996
Selling for $19.95

"Each book covers a key area of language teaching, followed by examples and discussion of actual classroom materials and techniques. Each book covers a key area of language teaching, followed by examples and discussion of actual classroom materials and techniques. This book tackles all the basic problems of pronunciation teaching and suggests ways students can improve their techniques."

Second Language Acquisition

Product# 460767999
Selling for $15.25

"This series provides brief, clear introductions to the main disciplinary areas of language study. This book outlines second language acquisition, the study of the way in which people learn a language other than their mother tongue. It is designed to make the essentials of this rapidly expanding area accessible to readers encountering it for the first time."

Love, Power, and Justice; Ontological Analysis and Ethical Applications

Product# 460768020
Selling for $15.95

"Speaking with understanding and force, Tillich offers a basic analysis of love, power, justice, and all concepts fundamental in the mutual relations of people, of social groups, and of humankind to God. His concern is to penetrate to the essential, or ontological foundation of the meaning of each of these words."

Mathematics; The Loss of Certainty

Product# 460768046
Selling for $19.95

Most intelligent people today still believe that mathematics is a body of unshakable truths about the physical world and that mathematical reasoning is exact and infallible. Mathematics: The Loss of Certainty refutes that myth.

In the Spirit of Hegel

Product# 460768060
Selling for $68

"In this witty and engaging study of the Phenomenology, Solomon captures the bold and exhilarating spirit of this monumental work. He begins by establishing the political, cultural, and intellectual climate in which Hegel lived and by restating Hegel's arguments in a contemporary context with references to more modern philosophical concerns."

Playboys and Killjoys; An Essay on the Theory and Practice of Comedy

Product# 460768090
Selling for $29

"Harry Levin--one of America's major literary critics--offers a brilliant and original study of the whole world of comedy, concentrating on playwrights through the centuries, from Aristophanes and Plautus in classical times to Bernard Shaw and Bertolt Brecht and their successors."

The Wellborn Science; Eugenics in Germany, France, Brazil, and Russia

Product# 460768104
Selling for $187

"The four contributors to this volume examine the eugenics movements in Germany, France, Brazil, and the Soviet Union, and describe how geneticists and physicians participated in the development of policies concerning the improvement of hereditary qualities in humans."

The Wisdom of the Saints; An Anthology

Product# 460768118
Selling for $42

"Covering over two thousand years of Church history, this unique anthology presents hundreds of aphoristic saying from the writings and recorded works of both famous and obscure saints. Ranging from the polished literary statements of St. Francis de Sales, patron saint of journalists, to the cry of the martyr on the scaffold, these quotations treat a wide variety of themes such as joy, death, faith, hope, folly, and much more."

Junk Bonds; How High Yield Securities Restructured Corporate America

Product# 460768124
Selling for $50

"In this book, the author offers the first systematic examination of the facts about high yield securities, providing hard evidence that demystifies junk bonds and explodes many of the popular myths that surround them."

Mountains of Debt; Crisis and Change in Renaissance Florence, Victorian Britain, and Postwar America

Product# 460768138
Selling for $90

"This provocative work presents a unique analysis of the current economic problems and policies of the United States based on a comparative historical approach. The study looks at what happens when flourishing economies begin to accumulate large public debts, falling from fiscal balance toward fiscal crisis, where the problem of managing the public debt overwhelms the traditional concerns of public policy."

By the Grace of Guile; The Role of Deception in Natural History and Human Affairs

Product# 460768200
Selling for $60

"The nihilists are right, admits philosopher Loyal Rue. The universe is blind and aimless, indifferent to us and void of meaning. There are no absolute truths and no objective values. There is no right or wrong way to live, only alternative ways. There is no correct reading of a text or a picture or a dance. God is dead, nihilism reigns. But, Rue adds, nihilism is a truth inconsistent with personal happiness and social coherence. What we need instead is a new myth, a noble lie. Only a noble lie can save us from the psychological and social chaos now threatened by the spread of skepticism about the meaning of life and the universe. In By the Grace of Guile, Loyal Rue offers a wide-ranging look at the importance of deception in nature and in human society, concluding with an argument for a noble lie to replace the religious beliefs rejected by modern thought. Most of the book is a provocative examination of deception, illuminating its role in the shaping of history, evolution, personality, and society. Ranging from the Bible and Greek philosophy, to Saint Augustine and Montaigne, to Galileo, Kierkegaard, and Freud, Rue shows that it may be more accurate to describe the history of our culture as a flight from deception than as a quest for truth. He turns then to the natural world to reveal how deception works at every level of life, ranging from plants that mimic dung to a remarkable African insect (Acanthaspis petax) that bedecks itself with dead ants and enters the ant colony undetected to binge at will. Rue points out that psychological research has shown that strategies of deception and self-deception are essential to our personal well-being, that we sometimes shore up our self-esteemby deceptive means, by leaving others in a state of ignorance, by manipulating others into a state of false belief, by suppressing information from consciousness, and by fabricating or distorting our own sense of reality. And he argues that social coherence is achievable only within certain optimal limits of deception - the social fabric would be threatened by an overabundance of lies and false promises, of course, but it would also collapse if everyone were perfectly honest all the time. Finally, he argues that society is caught up in a Kulturkampf with nihilists promoting intellectual and moral relativism and realists defending objective and universal truths. The noble lie, says Rue, would introduce a third voice, one which first agrees with the nihilists that universal myths are pretentious lies, but then insists, against the nihilists, that without such lies humanity cannot survive. The challenge, he concludes is ultimately an aesthetic one: it remains for the artists, poets, novelists, musicians, filmmakers and other masters of illusion to seduce us into an embrace with a noble lie. We need a bold new myth that tells us where we have come from, what our nature is, and how we should live together - a story with the courage and presumption to say how things really are and what really matters."

Evolution by Association; A History of Symbiosis

Product# 460768257
Selling for $112

"In this comprehensive history of symbiosis theory - the first to be written - Jan Sapp masterfully traces its development from modest beginnings in the late nineteenth century to its current status as one of the key conceptual frameworks for the life sciences. The symbiotic perspective on evolution, which argues that 'higher species' have evolved from a merger of two or more different kinds of organisms living together, is now clearly established with definitive molecular evident demonstrating that mitochondria and chloroplasts have evolved from symbiotic bacteria. In telling the exciting story of an evolutionary biology tradition that has effectively challenged many key tents of classical neo-Darwinism, Sapp sheds light on the phenomena, movements, doctrines, and controversies that have shaped attitudes about the scope and significance of symbiosis."

Beyond the Double Bind; Women and Leadership

Product# 460768265
Selling for $55

"'I can remember', says lawyer Flo Kennedy, 'going to court in pants and the judge remarking that I wasn't properly dressed, that the next time I came to court I should be dressed like a lawyer'. It was a moment painfully familiar to countless women: a demand that she conform to a stereotype of feminine dress and behavior - which would also mark her as an intruder, rising above her assigned station (as the saying goes, she dared to 'wear the pants' in the courtroom). Kennedy took one look at the judge's robe - essentially 'a long black dress gathered at the yoke' - and said, 'Judge, if you won't talk about what I'm wearing, I won't talk about what you're wearing'. In Beyond the Double Bind, Kathleen Hall Jamieson takes her cue from Kennedy's comeback to argue that the catch-22 that often blocks women from success can be overcome. Sparking her narrative with potent accounts of the many ways women have beaten the double bind that would seem to damn them no matter what they choose to do, Jamieson provides a rousing and emphatic denouncement of victim feminism and the acceptance of inevitable failure. As she explores society's interlaced traps and restrictions, she draws on hundreds of interviews with women from all walks of life to show the ways they cut through them. Kennedy, for example, faced the bind that insists that women cannot be both feminine and competent - and then demands that they be feminine first; she undermined that trap with wry wit. Ruth Bader Ginsberg attacked the same quandary head-on: when she heard that her law-school nickname was 'bitch', she replied, 'Better bitch than mouse'. Jamieson explores the full range of such double binds (the uterus-brain bind, for example -'you can't conceive children and ideas at the same time'; or the assertion, 'You are too special to be equal'), offering a roadmap for moving past these barricades to advancement. Unlike other breakthrough feminist writers, she finds grounds for optimism in areas ranging from slow improvements in women's earnings to newly effective legal remedies, from growing social awareness to the determination and skill of individual women who are fighting the double bind. Jamieson is a widely sought-after authority on politics and communications; this book marks a dramatic new departure for her, one certain to win widespread attention. With intensive research and incisive analysis, she provides a landmark account of the binds that ensnare women's lives - and the ways they can overcome them."

Matty: An American Hero; Christy Mathewson of the New York Giants

Product# 460768280
Selling for $30

"Drawing on rare interviews, press clips, and eyewitness accounts, Robinson tells the story of baseball player Christy Matthewson, a man who became America's first authentic sports hero, and who showed an eager public that a real-life role model could be found in the athletic arena. Photos."

Rocking the Classics; English Progressive Rock and the Counterculture

Product# 460768309
Selling for $45

"The first comprehensive study of progressive rock history, Macan draws together cultural theory, musicology, and music criticism, illuminating how progressive rock served as a vital expression of the counterculture of the late 1960s and 1970s. 18 halftones."

The Concerto; A Listener's Guide

Product# 460768323
Selling for $65

"In this book, Michael Steinberg discusses over 120 works, ranging from Johann Sebastian Bach in the 1720s to John Adams in 1994. Readers will find here the heart of the standard repertory, among them Bach's Brandenburg Concertos, eighteen of Mozart's piano concertos, all the concertos of Beethoven and Brahms, and major works by Mendelssohn, Schumann, Liszt, Bruch, Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, Grieg, Elgar, Sibelius, Strauss, and Rachmaninoff. The book also provides luminous introductions to the achievement of twentieth-century masters such as Arnold Schoenberg, Bela Bartok, Igor Stravinsky, Alban Berg, Paul Hindemith, Sergei Prokofiev, Aaron Copland, and Elliott Carter."

Crossing Swords; Politics and Religion in Mexico

Product# 460768346
Selling for $128

"Based on a decade of field research, Crossing Swords is the first book-length, scholarly examination in English of the role of Catholicism in Mexican society from the 1970s to 1995, and the increasing political activism of the Catholic church and clergy. The book provides the first analysis of church-state relations in Latin America that incorporates detailed interviews with numerous bishops and clergy and leading politicians about how they see each other and how religion influences their values. Camp offers an inside look at the decision-making process of bishops at the diocesan level and draws on national survey research to examine prevailing Mexican attitudes toward religion, Christianity, and Catholicism both before, during, and after Mexico's constitutional changes on church-state relations. Incorporating comparative literature from the United States and Europe, Crossing Swords reaches a number of challenging conclusions about the interlocking relationship between religion and politics, casting light on both general theoretical arguments and on the peculiarities of the Mexican case. A comprehensive and original look at a topic of importance well beyond Mexico, this book will be essential reading for scholars and students of religion generally as well as those involved with Latin America."

Beyond the Boundaries; Life and Landscape at the Lake Superior Copper Mines, 1840-1875

Product# 460768350
Selling for $90

"Winner of the 1992 Great Lakes History Prize, Cradle to Grave: Life, Work, and Death at the Lake Superior Copper Mines (OUP 1991) related the history of the copper mining industry along Upper Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula. A companion volume to Cradle to Grave, Beyond the Boundaries focuses on the settlement of this region between 1840 and 1875. While Cradle to Grave was concerned with the rise and fall of the industry itself, Beyond the Boundaries examines everyday life on the mining frontier and explores how pioneers transformed a wilderness into a industrial landscape and society. Beyond the Boundaries tells the story of 'reluctant pioneers' who attempted to establish a decent measure of comfort, control, and security in what was in many ways a hostile environment. It is essentially a book about men, women, children, and families - not just their workplaces, but their homes, stores, churches, schools, hospitals, and other aspects of community life."

Disconnected: Deceit and Betrayal at WorldCom

Product# 460768407
Selling for $24.95

"Praise for Disconnected Deceit and Betrayal at WorldCom " Lynne Jeter tackled the daunting task of making sense of the WorldCom accounting scandal with clear thinking and crisp writing. Disconnected sets a new standard for business writing." – Jim Laird Editor, Mississippi Business Journal " Disconnected is the story of the American dream at its best and worst: brilliant entrepreneurship, small-town businessmen with unrivaled vision and foresight, fortunes made, corporate vision distorted, fortunes lost, and lives shattered. Lynne Jeter paints a picture of the birth, growth, and collapse of WorldCom that puts you inside the minds of key players and leaves you wishing that this book were a work of fiction instead of stark reality." – Robert Ingram author, former Economic Development Assistant to the President, University of Southern Mississippi " Lynne Jeter’ s positive and responsible approach to journalism is refreshing. Her keen interest and research abilities make her a top-drawer professional." – Heath Hall Publisher, Pointe Innovation " Lynne Jeter is the premier southern business writer. She knows the territory. In this book, she writes with knowledge, understanding, clarity, and above all, with courage." – Starr Smith international journalist, author, and award-winning travel writer " Disconnected is a must-read for all students majoring in business. It clearly and factually illustrates what happens when executives of an innovative, successful company lack moral and personal integrity, and accountants fail to exercise due diligence in discharging theirprofessional responsibilities. Only the future will provide the conclusion to this story." – Thomas T. Ivy, PhD Professor and Chair Emeritus of Marketing, University of Southern Mississippi"
 


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