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New Directions, Second Edition is a thematic reading-writing book aimed at the most advanced ESL learners. The Student's Book prepares students for the rigors of college-level writing by having them read long, challenging, authentic readings as a precursor to writing. This emphasis on reading gives New Directions its distinctive character. Each of the five topic-based chapters contains three core readings and five additional readings. The readings come from a variety of genres and are accompanied by exercise material. The second edition represents a major revision. It contains two entirely new chapters and many new readings and activities in the other three. Another significant new feature is a section at the end of the first chapter that takes students through the writing process. Students work through it for their first writing assignment and return to this thorough treatment of the writing process for each subsequent major writing assignment.
Leslie Fiedler's radical opinions and theories have changed the way we think about literature and pop culture, challenging long-established schools and ushering in a genre of first-person, experience-based criticism. His views, such as suggesting that college students read Timothy Leary along with John Milton, and his willingness to treat comic books, soap operas, soft porn movies, and romance novels as seriously as the canonical great books, often outraged an intellectual community that labeled him controversial, obscene, and annoying. Fiedler was accused of corrupting the young with dangerous leftist ideas that challenge some of the most dearly held traditional beliefs and easy affirmations, as well as unqualified pieties and allegiances. Now praised and respected as "one of the most important figures in the history of American cultural thought in this century," Fiedler has been applauded for introducing groundbreaking concepts that currently permeate university studies i! n literature. Designed to delight Fiedler's contemporary audience and introduce the author to a whole new generation of readers, A NEW FIEDLER READER is a captivating anthology of Fiedler's most notorious essays, from the often misread and maligned "Come Back to the Raft Ag'in, Huck Honey!" to the creative evaluation of an American literary giant in "An Almost Imaginary Interview: Hemingway in Ketchum." Also included are more recent essays, such as "In Every Generation: A Meditation on the Two Holocausts" and "Who's the Cowboy? Who's the Indian? The Slowest Gun in the West." Complementing these essays are various lesser-known poems and short stories, providing the reader with the complete Fiedler experience.
The New Fiscal Sociology: Taxation in Comparative and Historical Perspective demonstrates that the study of taxation can illuminate fundamental dynamics of modern societies. The sixteen essays in this collection offer a state-of-the-art survey of the new fiscal sociology that is emerging at the intersection of sociology, history, political science, and law. The contributors include some of the foremost comparative historical scholars in these disciplines and others. They approach the institution of taxation as a window onto the changing social contract. Their chapters address the social and historical sources of tax policy, the problem of how taxes persist, and the social and cultural consequences of taxation. They trace fundamental connections between tax institutions and macrohistorical phenomena - wars, shifting racial boundaries, religious traditions, gender regimes, labor systems, and more.
In this first of a charming series about a little mouse and her forest friends, Sophie Mouse must convince her classmates--and herself--that a new student is nothing to fear. Even if he is a snake! Readers will delight in The Adventures of Sophie Mouse!In the first book of The Adventures of Sophie Mouse, springtime has arrived at Silverlake Forest! The animals are coming out of their homes, buds are blooming on the trees, and the air smells of honeysuckles and tree bark. Sophie Mouse can't wait to go back to school after the long winter break. Even better, there's a new student in class--Sophie loves meeting new animals! But the class gasps when Owen enters: he's a snake! No one is brave enough to sit near him, or play with Owen at recess, or even talk to him. Can Sophie help her friends understand that Owen's not scary after all? With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Adventures of Sophie Mouse chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.
This book aims at enhancing the language skills with special focus on grammar and vocabulary to enhance reader's English capabilities.
This book aims at enhancing the language skills with special focus on grammar and vocabulary.
This book aims at enhancing the language skills with special focus on grammar and vocabulary.
Stewart-Harawira (educational policy studies, U. of Alberta, Canada) interweaves the emergence of the global international political and economic order with indigenous people's experiences of that order; his central themes are the marginalization of indigenous sovereignty and self-determination and the ongoing subjugation of indigenous ontologies which could be important to alternative frameworks of global order. He discusses the emergence of international law, historicizes the construction of the multilateral economic order, and discusses indigenous resistance strategies within the international political arena and their influence on international law. He also looks at the shifting role of the state in the development of new regional formulations and draws on Hardt and Negri's Empire to advocate for an ontology of world order informed by indigenous ideas. Distributed in the US by Palgrave Macmillan. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The second edition of this student-friendly textbook explores the origins, major features and lasting influence of the Islamic tradition. Traces the development of Muslim beliefs and practices against the background of social and cultural contexts extending from North Africa to South and Southeast Asia Fully revised for the second edition, with completely new opening and closing chapters considering key issues facing Islam in the 21st century Focuses greater attention on everyday practices, the role of women in Muslim societies, and offers additional material on Islam in America Includes detailed chronologies, tables summarizing key information, useful maps and diagrams, and many more illustrations
A book about Landscape, State and National Parks, Waters, Climate, Regions, Resources, the First People & the Daily Life of New Jersey.
Step back in time to when America was a wilderness. Learn about the only colony to be controlled by the Swedish,the Dutch ,and the British. Discover how New Jersey colonists overcame hardships to help build a powerful nation.
The text intends to be a unique and engaging program that will enable the students to tap into the power of mathematics and develop lifelong skills.
With contributions from leading scholars, this compelling volume offers fresh insights into literacy teaching and learning and the changing nature of literacy itself in today's K 12 classrooms. The focus is on varied technologies and literacies such as social networking sites, text messaging, and online communities. Cutting-edge approaches to integrating technology into traditional, print-centered reading and writing instruction are described. Also discussed are ways to teach the new skills and strategies that students need to engage effectively with digital texts. The book is unique in examining new literacies through multiple theoretical lenses, including behavioral, semiotic, cognitive, sociocultural, critical, and feminist perspectives.
This reader collects the texts, videos, and computer programs--many of them now almost impossible to find--that chronicle the history and form the foundation of the still-emerging field of new media. General introductions by Janet Murray and Lev Manovich, along with short introductions to each of the texts, place the works in their historical context and explain their significance. The texts were originally published between World War II--when digital computing, cybernetic feedback, and early notions of hypertext and the Internet first appeared--and the emergence of the World Wide Web--when they entered the mainstream of public life. The texts are by computer scientists, artists, architects, literary writers, interface designers, cultural critics, and individuals working across disciplines. The contributors include (chronologically) Jorge Luis Borges, Vannevar Bush, Alan Turing, Ivan Sutherland, William S. Burroughs, Ted Nelson, Italo Calvino, Marshall McLuhan, Billy Kl?Jean Baudrillard, Nicholas Negroponte, Alan Kay, Bill Viola, Sherry Turkle, Richard Stallman, Brenda Laurel, Langdon Winner, Robert Coover, and Tim Berners-Lee. The CD accompanying the book contains examples of early games, digital art, independent literary efforts, software created at universities, and home-computer commercial software. Also on the CD is digitized video, documenting new media programs and artwork for which no operational version exists. One example is a video record of Douglas Engelbart's first presentation of the mouse, word processor, hyperlink, computer-supported cooperative work, video conferencing, and the dividing up of the screen we now call non-overlapping windows; another is documentation of Lynn Hershman's Lorna, the first interactive video art installation.
This popular fourth-grade-level textbook introduces the young reader to New Mexico's past and present, beginning with its geography and covering the changes in the state's culture, society, and economy from earliest times until the present. New Mexico has been continuously settled for over 10,000 years, and this book is centered on the various cultural traditions contributed and blended over time by many groups of people. A separate teachers guide, complete with lesson plans and instructional suggestions as well as student activities and exercises, accompanies the textbook.