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From Homer to Hawthorne, Plato to Pascal, and Shakespeare to Solzhenitsyn, the great writers of Western civilization can be found in its pages. In addition, this new edition offers a much broader representation of women authors.
Burt (literature, Wesleyan University) updates his 2001 edition of the one hundred most influential writers of all time, adding twenty-five to the list. To decide on whom to include, Burt polled both other scholars and students. In the end, he also relied on his own judgment. While most of the writers are from the Western tradition, he also includes African, Chinese and Japanese works, all of which are available in English translations. The entries are arranged idiosyncratically. Each one contains a portrait (if possible) and begins with a quotation either from or about the author. Burt gives a thumbnail sketch of the person's life and work, along with the reason why he or she was selected. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The Literary Spy providesa unique view of the intelligence world through the words of its own major figures (and those fascinated with them) from ancient times to the present. CIA speechwriter and analyst Charles E. Lathrop has compiled and annotated more than 3,000 quotations from such disparate sources as the Bible, spy novels and movies, Shakespeare's plays, declassified CIA documents, memoirs, TV talk shows, and speeches from U. S. and foreign leaders and officials. Arranged in thematic categories with opening commentary for each section, the quotations speak for themselves. Together they serve both to illuminate a world famous for its secrets and deceptions and to show the extent to which intelligence has manifested itself in literature and in life. Engaging, informative, and often irreverent,The Literary Spyisan exceedingly satisfying book--one that meets the needs of the serious researcher just as ably as those of the armchair spy in pursuit of an evening's entertainment.
Dedicated to the interlocking processes of reading and writing, this book contains carefully chosen literary selections, and each chapter contains detailed information on and sample essays for writing about literature.
The third edition of Literature: A Portable Anthology presents, in a compact and highly affordable format, an ample and flexible choice of fiction, poetry, and drama for introductory literature courses. Arranged chronologically by genre, the stories, poems, and plays are complemented by editorial matter that offers enough help for students learning to think, read, and write about literature, without interfering with their enjoyment of the literary works.
This Second Edition of Diana Ridley's bestselling guide to the literature review outlines practical strategies for reading and note taking, and guides the reader on how to conduct a systematic search of the available literature, and uses cases and examples throughout to demonstrate best practice in writing and presenting the review. New to this edition are examples drawn from a wide range of disciplines, a new chapter on conducting a systematic review, increased coverage of issues of evaluating quality and conducting reviews using online sources and online literature and enhanced guidance in dealing with copyright and permissions issues.
This book is a brief collection of stories, poems, and plays, accompanied by class-tested, reliable pedagogy and unique features that bring literature to life for students.
A collection of biographical anecdotes about famous people.
For first year composition and undergraduate courses across the curriculum. The Little, Brown Essential Handbook , Eighth Edition, is a brief, accessible, and inexpensive pocket-sized handbook that answers questions about writing in the disciplines, the writing process, grammar and usage, research writing, and documentation. Teaching and Learning Experience This text will provide a better teaching and learning experience--for you and your students. It provides: · Minimal terminology, clear explanations and examples, and pointers for ESL writers: Help students at all levels of learning. · Extensive sections on academic writing, research writing, source documentation, and document design: Support writers in all disciplines. · Convenient pocket size, four-color design, spiral binding, and numerous reference aids: Make the book convenient to carry and easy to use.
The handbook can help students build the writing skills they need to prepare for college-level coursework in many disciplines like developing paragraphs, punctuate quotations, write a college-application essay etc.
This pocket-sized reference on key development data for over 200 countries provides profiles of each country with 54 development indicators about people, environment, economy, technology and infrastructure, trade, and finance.
In this entertaining, informative collection, readers discover the idiosyncrasies-- sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic-- of twenty famous artists, including Michelangelo, Cassatt, van Gogh, Kahlo, and Warhol. Fresh, spirited, and unconventional.
Presents twenty true stories of athletes--mostly admirable, occasionally quirky-- whose physical accomplishments create a world of thrills and spills.
Updated with a new chapter on the Windsors, including the death of Diana, this reference offers a concise guide to the great dynasties of English royalty.
The lives of twenty composers and musicians, ranging from Vivaldi, Mozart, and Bach to Gershwin, Gilbert 6a Sullivan, and Woody Guthrie, are profiled in this eclectic, humorous, and informative collection.
Written toward the layperson, this is a recounting of a 2 year national study of hunger in America. The authors, plus multiple field teams, traveled America looking at the growing number of hungry people, their changing demographics and the causes of that hunger. The book includes an extensive index, useful for research purposes.
A book for everything magical in 2008 including moon phases, magical trends, sabbits, and much more.
Celebrate each season of the Witches' year with rituals, recipes, and crafts. Discover new and unique ways to follow the Wheel of the Year and enrich your spiritual life with this essential resource for celebrating the eight sacred Wiccan holidays. From seasonal crafts to time-honored customs, this handy almanac offers an abundance of meaningful ways to empower your own celebrations. Your favorite Wiccan and Pagan authors offer rituals, craft activities, history and lore, plus a variety of family-friendly ideas for discovering the gifts and lessons of each Sabbat and season: Simple recipes for tasty holiday appetizers, entrees, beverages, and desserts; Information on full and new moons and major planetary influences so you can easily plan rituals according to cosmic energies; A journal page for each Sabbat so you can keep a record of memorable events or insights gained Samhain 2010 to Mabon 2011.
Essays and commentaries on the amateur detective, the private investigator, and the police along with excerpts. Includes a list of annual awards for mystery fiction and a bibliography of critical essays and commentaries.
The Low GI Shopper's Guide to GI Values 2012: The Authoritative Source of Glycemic Index Values for Nearly 1,200 Foodsby Kaye Foster-Powell Jennie Brand-Miller
Whether you're grocery shopping, planning dinner, eating out, or meeting with your nutritionist or dietitian, the seventh annual edition of theShopper's Guide to GI Values-previous editions of which have sold more than 180,000 copies-is a must for anyone seeking healthier eating habits. Newly revised and updated, the convenient, at-a-glance tables make this the one necessary guide for people following a glycemic index (GI) diet to improve health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, or PCOS; lose weight; or enhance their overall well-being and fitness. Shopper's Guide is the only annually updated book of GI values, featuring nearly 1,300 foods and their GI values as well as comprehensive nutritional data for calories, fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, fiber, and sodium.
General editor Lloyd J. Ogilvie brings together a team of skilled and exceptional communicators to blend sound scholarship with life-related illustrations.The design for the Preacher's Commentary gives the reader an overall outline of each book of the Bible. Following the introduction, which reveals the author's approach and salient background on the book, each chapter of the commentary provides the Scripture to be exposited. The New King James Bible has been chosen for the Preacher's Commentary because it combines with integrity the beauty of language, underlying Hebrew and Greek textual basis, and thought-flow of the 1611 King James Version, while replacing obsolete verb forms and other archaisms with their everyday contemporary counterparts for greater readability. Reverence for God is preserved in the capitalization of all pronouns referring to the Father, Son, or Holy Spirit. Readers who are more comfortable with another translation can readily find the parallel passage by means of the chapter and verse reference at the end of each passage being exposited. The paragraphs of exposition combine fresh insights to the Scripture, application, rich illustrative material, and innovative ways of utilizing the vibrant truth for his or her own life and for the challenge of communicating it with vigor and vitality.
Do you know that one of old-time radio's best-known voices is heard as Cruella DeVille in Disney's One Hundred and One Dalmatians? You will find many interesting tidbits about the shows and the people who played in them.
Learn a simpler and more effective way to analyze data and predict outcomes with Python<P><P> Machine Learning in Python shows you how to successfully analyze data using only two core machine learning algorithms, and how to apply them using Python. By focusing on two algorithm families that effectively predict outcomes, this book is able to provide full descriptions of the mechanisms at work, and the examples that illustrate the machinery with specific, hackable code. The algorithms are explained in simple terms with no complex math and applied using Python, with guidance on algorithm selection, data preparation, and using the trained models in practice. You will learn a core set of Python programming techniques, various methods of building predictive models, and howto measure the performance of each model to ensure that the right one is used. The chapters on penalized linear regression and ensemble methods dive deep into each of the algorithms, and you can use the sample code in the book to develop your own data analysis solutions.<P> Machine learning algorithms are at the core of data analytics and visualization.<P> In the past, these methods required a deep background in math and statistics, often in combination with the specialized R programming language. This book demonstrates how machine learning can be implemented using the more widely used and accessible Python programming language. <P> * Predict outcomes using linear and ensemble algorithm families <P> * Build predictive models that solve a range of simple and complex problems <P> * Apply core machine learning algorithms using Python <P> * Use sample code directly to build custom solutions<P> Machine learning doesn't have to be complex and highly specialized. Python makes this technology more accessible to a much wider audience, using methods that are simpler, effective, and well tested. Machine Learning in Python shows you how to do this,without requiring an extensive background in math or statistics.
Some time in the early 1960s, during the golden age of organized crime in America--the era that would inspire The Godfather; Goodfellas, and even The Sopranos--federal investigators pulled every known piece of information on more than 800 Mafia members worldwide into a thick, phone-book-sized directory. From old-school gangsters like Lucky Luciano and Mickey Cohen to young turks like Paul Castellano and Vinny "The Chin" Gigante, the guide offered at-a-glance profiles of small-time thugs and major dons alike... and was allegedly the book Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy used to investigate the mob. Recently discovered, and published for the first time in this facsimile edition, Mafia is a treasure trove of info on the underworld in mid-century America--a revelatory artifact and an irresistible read.
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