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"How do our ideas about dying influence the way we live? Life has been envisioned as a journey, the river of time carrying us inexorably toward the unknown country - and in our day we increasingly turn to myth and magic, ritual and virtual reality, cloning and cryostasis in the hope of eluding the reality of the inevitable end. In this book a preeminent writer on death and dying proposes a new way of understanding our last transition. A fresh exploration of the final passage through life and perhaps through death, his work interweaves historical and contemporary experiences and reflections to demonstrate that we are always on our way. Drawing on a range of observations -- from psychology, anthropology, religion, biology, and personal experience -- Robert Kastenbaum re-envisions life's forward-looking progress, from early-childhood bedtime rituals to the many small rehearsals we stage for our final separation."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Tropical rain forests are hot, wet, and steamy. Trees are so thick they block sunlight. Plants have had to adapt to get enough sun and water. Here are some amazing rain forest plants.
Jennifer Fisher's ON THE PHILOSOPHY OF LOGIC explores questions about logic often overlooked by philosophers. Which of the many different logics available to us is right? How would we know? What makes a logic right in the first place? Is logic really a good guide to human reasoning? An ideal companion text for any course in symbolic logic, this lively and accessible book explains important logical concepts, introduces classical logic and its problems and alternatives, and reveals the rich and interesting philosophical issues that arise in exploring the fundamentals of logic. THE WADSWORTH PHILOSOPHICAL TOPICS SERIES (under the general editorship of Robert Talisse, Vanderbilt University) presents readers with concise, timely, and insightful introductions to a variety of traditional and contemporary philosophical subjects. With this series, students of philosophy will be able to discover the richness of philosophical inquiry across a wide array of concepts, including hallmark philosophical themes and themes typically underrepresented in mainstream philosophy publishing. Written by a distinguished list of scholars who have garnered particular recognition for their excellence in teaching, this series presents the vast sweep of today's philosophical exploration in highly accessible and affordable volumes. These books will prove valuable to philosophy teachers and their students as well as to other readers who share a general interest in philosophy.
According to the solution-focused model, the answer to a client's problem will ultimately come from the client's own repertoire of coping strategies. On the Client's Path provides everything you need in terms of theory and the step-by-step components of the solution-focused process. It shows how this therapy can be applied to a variety of clients in a range of clinical and medical settings. Additional chapters cover worst-case scenarios and crisis situations. Numerous case notes offer client-therapist dialogues drawn from a broad range of case histories.
On Writing Short Stories, Second Edition, explores the art and craft of writing short fiction by bringing together nine original essays by professional writers and thirty-three examples of short fiction. The first section features original essays by well-known authors--including Francine Prose, Joyce Carol Oates, and Andre Dubus--that guide students through the process of writing. Focusing on the characteristics and craft of the short story and its writer, these essays take students from the workshopping process all the way through to the experience of working with agents and publishers. The second part of the text is an anthology of stories--many referred to in the essays--that give students dynamic examples of technique brought to life. In this second edition, author-editor Tom Bailey brings the text up-to-date with new and revised essays and a freshened anthology that retains many of the classics while adding new styles and diverse voices. In doing so, Bailey gives readers a broader scope of the short fiction landscape. New to this Edition: * Includes new and revised essays: Two new essays on workshopping by award-winning fiction writers Robert Boswell ("After the Workshop: Transitional Drafts") and Antonya Nelson ("Whose Story Is It? The Anonymous Workshop") introduce the latest techniques in the process. C. Michael Curtis updates his essay on "Publishers and Publishing" in order to take into account the rise of electronic and online publishing. Offers an expanded, diversified anthology of thirty-three stories , including works by short-short fiction and non-Western authors.
Katie thinks the fourth grade is awesome! She's making lots of friends and just joined the new track team. But Katie thinks her new track coach is simply unfair! She only puts in the fastest runners, leaving Katie on the bench. But when Katie turns into Coach Debbie, she decides to give all the kids a cha .
This activity-based simulation depicts a recent high school graduate finding out what it means to be on their own financially. The simulation allows students to experience the process of opening a checking account, renting an apartment, applying for credit, looking for a job, buying a car, shopping online, banking electronically, paying taxes, and more. Students complete parallel activities for themselves as they work through the simulation, completing budgets and creating filing systems for personal financial information.
Wheeler-Toppen, a science teacher and children's author, presents 12 inquiry-based classroom lessons to help middle school teachers improve students' reading abilities and teach science content at the same time. Each lesson consists of a science activity, a reading about an important life science concept (easier to follow than those typically found in textbooks), an application that asks students to connect the activity with what they read, and a reading comprehension exercise, such as previewing illustrations, identifying text structures, and context clues to the meanings of new words. Each lesson also includes a graphic organizer and a writing activity. Six of the lessons ask students to make a claim and support it with evidence, and an introductory chapter suggests activities to help students understand claims and evidence.
Literary anthology for Christian schools.
One beastly beast that's more than meets the eye. Two aliens with slimy tentacles and too many eyes fixed on adopting a human son. Three inventors and a sea serpent, a princess, an orphanage, and two ships full of pirates. Four fantastic tales by renowned fantasy author Garth Nix.
Centipede has one hundred feet. One hundred feet means one hundred shoes. How in the world does Centipede choose shoes? This Math Reader clearly demonstrates the concepts of pairs and multiple sets, all in simple, rollicking, rhythmic text and with bright, graphic illustrations.
Students of all ability levels can access the dramatic human story of our nation's diverse and compelling history. The inclusive, culturally diverse perspective - along with graphs, illustrations, and timelines of main events and dates - makes history relevant and exciting for students.
The best of all possible worlds! This truly global multicultural reader features contemporary selections by sixty-one internationally acclaimed authors from twenty-six countries. These compelling readings explore cultural differences in relation to race, class, gender and nationality, challenging students to compare their experiences with those of others in radically different cultural circumstances. Thematic chapters explore cultural perspectives on human experiences around the globe; family life, adolescent relationships, gender roles, work, race and class conflicts, customs, rituals and values. A new chapter focuses on the role of food in different cultures.
Pred supplies an account of the nature of consciousness that grapples with; the raw unverbalized stream of experience. Pred's analysis deals with the elusive and commonly neglected continuities in the stream of consciousness.
This book is a comprehensive collection of literary work by various authors falling under various genres that deals with wide range of topics.
Learn literature through a collection of stories and poems.
This book ensures students become confident readers by use of stories and poems.
Spelling and Vocabulary helps students become more confident and successful in their reading.
A book that helps students become more confident and successful in their reading.
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