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This text addresses common errors found most often in first drafts of business, science, and technical papers. The workbook and reference guide describe principles of style and format, and give practical advice on clean, clear and concise writing.
Includes 1200 alphabetically arranged entries that detail Steinbeck's life and writings. This encyclopedia discusses Steinbeck's major works and characters; includes information about Steinbeck's family members and contemporaries; and, covers various spec
While attending both Spelman and Sarah Lawrence Colleges, Alice Walker began to draw on both her personal tragedies and those of her community to write poetry, essays, short stories, and novels. This book analyzes literary works such as: "Meridian", "The
Offers an overview of the numerous utopian faith communities in the United States.
This illuminating overview explains political parties in the early 19th century, comparing and contrasting that era with the modern-day political climate.
Avoiding Armageddon Europe, the United States, and the Struggle for Nuclear Non-Proliferation, 1945-1970
Traces the struggle of the international community, namely Western Europe, to halt the nuclear arms race and prevent the annihilation of humanity, from the destruction of Hiroshima to the conclusion of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty in 1968.
In this study the author scrutinizes the fundamental assumptions and presuppositions of the post-modern philosophical world-view that he claims dominates contemporary society. He synthesizes key developments in contemporary post-modernism from an historic
Taking us on a journey through workplaces large and small, traditional and contemporary, this book explores the relationships between people and the buildings in which they work. Showcasing dozens of examples, it highlights practices that utilise space to
Discusses cooking in Jane Austen's England and provides more than 200 period and modernized recipes.
A fun, fact-filled, and thoroughly researched journey of country and western dancing from the roots of Western Swing to Hank Williams, the Urban Cowboy two-step of John Travolta, and the nationwide sensation of country line dancing.
Indonesia comprises more than 17,000 islands stretching on either side of the equator for nearly 4,000 miles and hundreds of ethnic groups. This book reveals the remarkable social, religious, and geographical differences that exist from island to island.
This descriptive analysis of contemporary Portuguese culture from a historical perspective covers topics ranging from art, cuisine, and music to government, politics, and religion.
The purpose of this volume is to address the conditions of earnings inequality, unemployment and poverty in the MENA region, and the problems associated with these factors, to determine the state and magnitude of those problems through various country stu
Examining the relationship between economics and moral philosophy, Vickers addresses the historical respects in which economics has consciously surrendered its association, the relevant vocabulary of ethical theory, and where ethical awareness should be a
When viewers think of film noir, they often picture actors like Humphrey Bogart playing characters like Sam Spade in The Maltese Falcon. This work examines the debate surrounding the parameters of the genre and different ways it is defined. It discusses t
This work offers insight into more than 13 indigenous and marginalized groups in Latin America, from the Mayans to the Quechua. Each chapter profiles a specific people with information on their history, subsistence strategies, social and political organiz
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This volume in the Perspectives in American Social History series reveals the long reach of the Industrial Revolution into the work lives and self-perceptions of average Americans.
The tension between the roles of authorial intention and the "text itself" is a concern of hermeneutics. The author argues that the text itself is an untenable criterion for correct interpretation, and through moral and epistemological arguments defends a
With resolutions that emphasize creative solutions, good humor, or cleverness, these readers theatre scripts work to improve language arts skills.
This text presents interviews with 13 cinematographers who discuss their responsibilities, including lighting, camera movement, equipment, interpreting the script, the budget and schedule and the psychological effect of images. Each interview is preceded
This text presents interviews with 13 cinematographers who discuss their responsibilities, including lighting, camera movement, equipment, interpreting the script, the budget and schedule, and the psychological effect of images. Each interview is preceded
This book offers an examination of the films of Roman Polanski, focusing on the impact that his life as an exile has had upon his work.
Covering such critically important laws as the Homestead Act of 1862, the Social Security Act of 1935, Medicare and Medicaid, and many others, this is a useful resource for students looking for a thorough examination of the laws that created America's soc
An attempt to explore the origins, purposes and effects of the war against drugs in America. The author assembles diverse findings by professionals and drug users themselves to suggest that most problems associated with illicit drugs are caused by the law
This text chronologically examines the politics, society, economy, and culture of Spain. It traces Spains foundations in the Roman empire and Muslim conquest to its golden age in world history, its decline and its struggle to build a democratic government
The Rainbow Division (42nd Infantry Division) was the premier National Guard division to fight on the Western Front in World War I. This is a history of the Division, from its arrival in France in December 1917, to its service in the Army of Occupation af
A collection of 95 primary documents tracing the history and development of police policy and the role of police in American society. Riots, strikes, commission reports, innovations, groundbreaking studies, and major court cases are presented.
This volume examines both 1970s' and 1990s' Soviet-Jewish immigration to the United States, telling how nearly 500,000 Soviet Jews arrived in the United States between 1967 and 1997. It aims to provide an introduction to the history, politics, and culture
Paranoia is usually not recognized, and its sufferers especially men are ridiculed and taken advantage of because they are expected to behave as though they were able to reason freely, says psychiatrist Kantor. He has written many guides for therapists an
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