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Patterns for College Writing: A Rhetorical Reader and Guide

by Laurie G. Kirszner Stephen R. Mandell

Click here to find out more about the 2009 MLA Updates and the 2010 APA Updates. Laurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandell, best-selling authors and experienced teachers, know what works in the classroom. They have a knack for picking just the right readings. In Patterns for College Writing, they provide students with exemplary rhetorical models and instructors with class-tested selections. The readings are a balance of classic and contemporary essays by writers such as Sandra Cisneros, Deborah Tannen, E. B. White, and Henry Louis Gates Jr. And with more examples of student writing than any other reader,Patterns has always been an exceptional resource for students. Patterns also has the most comprehensive coverage of the writing process in a rhetorical reader with a five-chapter mini-rhetoric; the clearest explanations of the patterns of development; and the most thorough support for students of any rhetorical reader. With loads of exciting new readings and updated coverage of working with sources,Patterns for College Writing helps students as no other book does. There's a reason it is the best-selling reader in the country.

Patterns for College Writing: A Rhetorical Reader and Guide

by Laurie G. Kirszner Stephen R. Mandell

Laurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandell, authors with nearly thirty years of experience teaching college writing, know what works in the classroom and have a knack for picking just the right readings. InPatterns for College Writing, they provide students with exemplary rhetorical models and instructors with class-tested selections that balance classic and contemporary essays. Along with more examples of student writing than any other reader,Patternshas the most comprehensive coverage of active reading, research, and the writing process, with a five-chapter mini-rhetoric; the clearest explanations of the patterns of development; and the most thorough apparatus of any rhetorical reader, all reasons whyPatterns for College Writingis the best-selling reader in the country. And the new edition includes exciting new readings and expanded coverage of critical reading, working with sources, and research. It is now available as an interactive Bedford e-book and in a variety of other e-book formats that can be downloaded to a computer, tablet, or e-reader.

Patterson Heights

by Felicia Pride

Avery Washington has spent his entire life in Patterson Heights, a Baltimore neighborhood with a mean rep. It's a good place to grow up--it has heart and soul as well as a few street hustlers, and plenty of solid families just like his. Then one day, his older brother Rashid ends up in the wrong place at the wrong time, and Avery's life changes forever. Once an A-plus student with hopes of going to college, Avery now has to rethink his future. While his parents struggle to cope with the loss of one son, Avery has to prove himself at his new school, and deal with pressures he can't admit to anyone--not even Natasha, the one person who seems to really get him. But now he'll have to choose between doing what's expected and being true to himself. . . between maintaining a reputation and growing up too soon. . . .

Pearls of Lutra (Redwall, Book 9)

by Brian Jacques

The Tears of All Oceans are missing. Six magnificent rose-colored pearls, which inspire passion and greed in all who see them, have been stolen and passed from hand to hand, leaving a cryptic trail of death and deception in their wake. And now Ublaz Mad Eyes, the evil emperor of a tropical isle, is determined to let no one stand in the way of his desperate attempt to claim the pearls as his own. At Redwall Abbey, a young hedgehog maid, Tansy, is equally determined to find the pearls first, with the help of her friends. And she must succeed, for the life of one she holds dear is in great danger.

Pennington's Heir (Pennington #3)

by K. M. Peyton

Getting out of prison was like being born again, said Patrick Pennington. His adoring girl friend, seventeen-year-old Ruth Hollis, was waiting for him. Professor Hampton, Pat's piano teacher, had waited, too, for his impetuous star pupil to get out and get back to his music again. Now it looked like a sure, straight road to success, if Pat could just keep himself out of trouble and stick with his studies. But trouble and Pat Pennington have an affinity for each other. When Ruth tells him she is going to have his baby, Pat must face a new kind of problem-one that threatens both his personal happiness and his future as a concert pianist. Patrick Pennington, the rebellious and talented anti-hero of Pennington's Last Term and The Beethoven Medal, doesn't settle easily into the role of husband, father, and breadwinner. With humor, compassion, and deep insight, K. M. Peyton portrays a very young, very loving couple's rocky first year of marriage.

Pennington's Last Term (Pennington #1)

by K. M. Peyton

"Idle and destructive in class," his report card said. "Character and obedience unsatisfactory in the extreme." Under Music his teacher had written, "May God forgive this boy for abusing so unusual a talent." Aimless, insubordinate, a 196-pound hulk of a boy, Patrick Pennington had been committed (his own words) to a fifth year at Beehive secondary school. Now his last term still stretched before him, a prospect of unrelieved boredom and torment. "Soggy" Marsh, the sadistic form master, had given him two days to have his shoulder-length hair cut. The new police constable was out to get Penn into reform school. Even gentle Crocker, his piano teacher, seemed to be trying to break him. But out of Penn's bitterness and rage, there grows a sudden deep sense of himself as one day, in a piece of music, he finds an elation, a fierce and irrepressible pleasure. Scornfully rebelling against the arbitrariness of authority, against his parents, the law, and his teachers, Penn unexpectedly discovers in his own abilities a key to a meaningful life. Pennington's revolt against the hypocrisy of the adult world in which he must live will speak directly to all young readers.

A People & A Nation: A History Of The United States Volume One: To 1877

by Carol Sheriff David M. Katzman Mary Beth Norton

The Brief Edition of A People and a Nation preserves the text's basic approach to American history as a story of all American people. Known for a number of strengths, including its well-respected author team and engaging narrative, the book emphasizes social history, giving particular attention to race and racial identity. Through its thoughtful inclusion of everyday people, cultural diversity, work, and popular culture, A People and a Nation brings history to life.Like its full-length counterpart, the Brief Seventh Edition challenges students to think about the implications of events in American history. Several popular features have been retained and updated, including "Legacies for a People and a Nation" and chapter-opening vignettes. A new "Links to the World" feature connects U.S. history to global events and provides Web links for further research on topics such as international piracy, baseball in Japan, OPEC, and AIDS.

A People and a Nation: A History of the United States, Volume I: To 1877 (9th Edition)

by Beth Bailey David W. Blight Carol Sheriff Mary Beth Norton Fredrik Logevall Howard Chudacoff

A PEOPLE AND A NATION is a best-selling text offering a spirited narrative that tells the stories of all people in the United States. The authors' attention to race and racial identity and their inclusion of everyday people and popular culture brings history to life, engaging readers and encouraging them to imagine what life was really like in the past.

People Like Us

by Barbara Cohen

Fifteen-year-old Dinah's insistence on dating a handsome football star causes bitter dissension in her family because the boy is not a Jew like them.

Perceiving the Arts: An Introduction to the Humanities

by Dennis J. Sporre

Written for individuals who have little or no knowledge of the arts, Perceiving the Arts has a specific and limited purpose: to provide an introductory, technical, and respondent-related reference to the arts and literature. Intended to give basic information about each of the arts disciplines-drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, architecture, music, theatre, dance, cinema, landscape architecture, and literature-the book seeks to give its readers touchstones concerning what to look and listen for in works of art and literature.

The Perfect Date

by R. L. Stine

Fear Street -- Where Your Worst Nightmares Live... After his girlfriend's gruesome death one year ago, Brady is finally ready to get on with his life. He's met Rosha and he's fallen hard. But he's also fallen into trouble. Terrible accidents seem to happen whenever Rosha's around. And a strange figure with a scarred face is following Brady everywhere he goes. Is Rosha really Brady's dream girl? Or has she brought his worst nightmare back to life? The Fear is Catching.

Perfect Getaway (Hardy Boys Casefiles #12)

by Franklin W. Dixon

From the back of the book: Underworld express It's the ultimate criminal operation. For a huge fee Perfec Getaway Travel, Ltd. will provide a clean escape from the long arm of the law. To crack the ring, Frank and Joe pose as a pair of crooks looking for a safe hideout. But when they finally manage to reach the end of the line, the brother detectives find themselves trapped in a private kingdom. A garden of evil, ruled by a murderous crime lord-where an exit visa costs a cool five million dollars. . . . ============ From inside the book: JUNGLE RODEO Joe started across the corral, slowly. From the stable, he heard the whinny of a horse-in a cubicle near the gate, the chief sat astride a palomino. The door of the cubicle shot up, and the horse raced right for Joe as the chief gave a wild, ear-shattering whoop. At the first sound, Joe started moving. His feet were pumping beneath him, his heart was pounding in his chest, and his lungs felt as if they would burst. He rounded the corral, approaching the gate from the opposite side, steadily getting closer. Then he felt the rope drop down over his shoulders and tighten. And he heard the chief's cry of triumph. "You lost, boy. You're dead!"

Perfect Mistake (Privilege #3)

by Kate Brian

MAKE NEW FRIENDS AND KILL THE OLD.... Ariana Osgood has everything she's ever wanted. A place at elite Atherton-Pryce boarding school. Fabulous friends. A new crush. And most importantly, a new identity. Now that she's officially become Briana Leigh Covington, Ariana's troubled past is dead and buried. Or is it? When the one person who knows her secret arrives on campus, Ariana decides it's time to say good-bye to her ex-best friend -- forever. From the author of the bestselling PRIVATE novels comes a series about the dark world of wealth, secrets, and PRIVILEGE.

A Perfect Storm (Saranormal #10)

by Phoebe Rivers

In the aftermath of a hurricane, Sara's got a new secret--and an old crush--to decipher. A hurricane hits the New Jersey shore, and while Sara's hometown of Stellamar is spared from any major damage, things will still never be the same. At home, a spirit reveals to Sara that he has a secret about her mother... but then the spirit is spooked by the storm and leaves before Sara can find out more. Sara enlists the help of her best friend, Lily, and together they try to find out what other secrets might be hidden away in the old house. At school, there are some new faces as kids from a neighboring town start attending Stellamar Middle School since their own school was damaged in the storm. One of the new kids is Mason, Sara's summer crush. Will sparks continue to fly between Sara and Mason?

The Perils of Love (Left Behind: The Kids #38)

by Tim Lahaye Jerry B. Jenkins Chris Fabry

Book 38. Judd and his friends face a new threat from the Global Community. Will God help them escape? Will they reach more people with their message? As a few members of the Young Tribulation Force move to Petra, deadly news reaches them about a beloved friend. While Lionel adjusts to a new assignment, Judd and Vicki must make decisions that will affect the rest of their lives. Join the Young Tribulation Force as they face the final clays before the battle of Armageddon.

Perrine's Literature: Structure, Sound, and Sense

by Thomas R. Arp Greg Johnson

The 10th edition of this long-established and esteemed anthology for undergraduate courses contains 100 new selections. After a 60-page introduction to writing about literature, chapters in the fiction section cover plot and structure, characterization, theme, point of view, symbol and allegory, and humor and irony. Chapters in the poetry section cover denotation and connotation, imagery, figurative language, musical devices, and patterns. Chapters in the drama section cover the nature of drama, realistic and nonrealistic drama, and tragedy and comedy. Concepts in each chapter are illustrated with works by established writers of the past and present. Discussion questions and suggestions for writing are included for each selection. Arp is affiliated with Southern Methodist University, and Johnson, with Kennesaw State University. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

Perspectives on American Politics

by William Lasser

A thematically rich reader, Perspectives on American Politics organizes up-to-date selections into four categories--Foundations, American Politics Today, Controversies, and View from the Inside. This range of perspectives expands students' understanding and knowledge of how the American system works. The text's thirteen chapters correspond with the most frequently assigned chapters of American Government textbooks, making it an ideal supplement to any core text.

Philosophy for Teens: Questioning Life's Big Ideas

by Sharon M. Kaye Paul Thomson

What is love? Is lying always wrong? Is beauty a matter of fact, or a matter of taste? What is discrimination? The answers to these questions, and more, are examined in Philosophy for Teens: Questioning Life's Big Ideas, an in-depth, teenager-friendly look at the philosophy behind everyday issues. The authors examine some of life's biggest topics, such as lying, cheating, love, beauty, the role of government, hate, and prejudice. Both sides of the debates are covered on every issue, with information from some of the world's most noted philosophers included in a conversational style that teenagers will love. Each chapter includes discussions questions, thought experiments, exercises and activities, and community action steps to help students make reasoned, informed decisions about some of life's greatest debates.


by Patricia Dizenzo

Phoebe was sixteen--sweet sixteen--when she realized there would be no turning back to childhood games. For she had ventured into the adult world with its complex rules--and lost. She was pregnant ... and terribly frightened. Desperately she sought someone--anyone--to guide her in the awesome decisions she knew she had to make. There was her mother, with whom she shared the shrill anger and combat of adolescence, while her father--always controlled and remote--remained aloof. And dear, funny Paul, father of the unwanted child, who was so much the young boy discovering his maleness. Just two months ago life was safe, sunny and promising and the hours spent with him were a sweet exploration of love. Now there was only a raw, aching reality and the agonizing search for a way out ...

Physical Science

by Charles William Mclaughlin Marilyn Thompson Dinah Zike

Give every student a deeper understanding of physical science! GlencoePhysical Scienceintegrates accurate and comprehensive coverage of physics and chemistry with mathematics through accessible text, engaging features, and a variety of hands-on experiences. The critical-thinking opportunities, real-world applications, and technology resources lead students to a deeper understanding of physical science, while building science process skills.

Physical Science: Concepts in Action, With Earth and Space Science

by Michael Wysession Sophia Yancopoulos David V. Frank

Physical Science is the study of non-living systems, as opposed to a study of biological sciences or living systems. It consists of physics, chemistry, astronomy and earth science. It also includes scientific method and experimentation and this is what this textbook is all about.

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