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More than twenty years after its original publication, The Case for Animal Rights is an acknowledged classic of moral philosophy, and its author is recognized as the intellectual leader of the animal rights movement. In a new and fully considered preface, Regan responds to his critics and defends the book's revolutionary position.
The 'Uncensored War' provides a deeply detailed account of what Americans read and watched about Vietnam. Hallin draws on the complete body of the New York times coverage from 1961 to 1965, on hundreds of television reports from 1965-73, including television footage filmed by the Defense Department during the early years of the war, and on interviews with many of the journalists who reported the war, to give a powerful critique of the conventional wisdom, both conservative and liberal, about the media and Vietnam.
The book provides a comprehensive coverage of the Battered Women's Movement and its growth from a single Shelter in 1976 to today's global conciousness and activism.
The Confident Student, Eighth Edition helps both the first-time college student and the older returning student make the transition to academic life and work. Updated Design, Thinking with Bloom, Get Connected, A more intentional Focus on Reflective Thinking, New Material in several Chapters are unique features of this book.
American History AP textbook
Psychodynamic Theory for Clinicians, explains the major psychodynamic theories and shows how they provide a framework for clinical reasoning throughout the process of psychotherapy. Several clinical cases are presented at the beginning of the book and discussed throughout the text so readers can follow these patients in the context of each theoretical approach.
This book presents the wide variety of physical and behavioral adaptations used by animals to defend themselves against predators. From insects that look like leaves, to fish that fly and toads with poisonous skins, the methods of defense seem limitless, with new ones continuing to be discovered.
New York State Regents and RCT Competency Test in U.S. History and Government test preparation
This book will arm you with information about how to make informed choices, how to receive accommodations for a disability, what type of assistance is available, and where and how to communicate your disability-related college needs. The authors have summarized the crucial information students need to know to be successful in both academic and campus life. Student comments are included throughout the book.
This Intermediate level book is a collection of exciting stories from Colorado's past. Kit Carson, Chief Ouray, and Molly Brown are a few of the unforgettable characters brought to life. The lost gold mine of the Sangre de Cristos and Tommyknockers add a touch of the legendary.
Victimology: Theories and Applications, Second Edition provides a comprehensive introduction to the study of victimization, crime typologies, and the impact of crime on victims, offenders, and society at large. Each chapter provides an overview of the scope, law, and victim response to crime and concludes with a summary and discussion questions to ensure comprehension.
This book introduces readers to the fundamental, timeless, and pressing questions of philosophy. The authors present primary source readings and an extensive pedagogical program that includes running summaries, high-interest boxes, biographies, epigrams, and philosophical dictionary. The new edition has been streamlined and revised to include a new chapter on Democracy, which expands the coverage of the ever-evolving realm of social and political philosophy.
This workbook teaches you clinically proven stress-management and relaxation techniques. Each technique is presented with concise background information followed by step-by-step exercises. As you practice these techniques, you will gain new insight into your personal stress response and learn how to reestablish balance and a sense of well-being in your life.
The author of the New York Times bestseller The Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club tackles her biggest challenge yet: grown-up life.In Autobiography of a Fat Bride, Laurie Notaro tries painfully to make the transition from all-night partyer and bar-stool regular to mortgagee with plumbing problems and no air-conditioning. Laurie finds grown-up life just as harrowing as her reckless youth, as she meets Mr. Right, moves in, settles down, and crosses the toe-stubbing threshold of matrimony. From her mother's grade-school warning to avoid kids in tie-dyed shirts because their hippie parents spent their food money on drugs and art supplies; to her night-before-the-wedding panic over whether her religion is the one where you step on the glass; to her unfortunate overpreparation for the mandatory drug-screening urine test at work; to her audition as a Playboy centerfold as research for a newspaper story, Autobiography of a Fat Bride has the same zits-and-all candor and outrageous humor that made Idiot Girls an instant cult phenomenon. In Autobiography of a Fat Bride, Laurie contemplates family, home improvement, and the horrible tyrannies of cosmetic saleswomen. She finds that life doesn't necessarily get any easier as you get older. But it does get funnier.From the Trade Paperback edition.
A Santa Fe dad shares heartwarming, comic, often ludicrous tales of raising a family in this laugh-out-loud book perfect for anyone who enjoys the edgy humor of David Sedaris or the whimsical commentary of Dave Barry. Waxing both profound and profane on issues close to a father's heart--from exploding diapers to toddler tantrums, from the horrors of dressing up as Frosty the Snowman to the moments that make a father proud--Robert Wilder brilliantly captures the joys and absurdities of being a parent today.With an artist wife and two kids--a daughter, Poppy, and a son, London--Robert Wilder considers himself as open-minded as the next man. Yet even he finds himself parentally challenged when his toddler son, London, careens around the house in the buff or asks the kind of outrageous, embarrassing questions only a kid can ask. A high school teacher who sometimes refers to himself jokingly as Mister Mom (when his wife, Lala, is busy in her studio), Wilder shares warmly funny stories on everything from sleep deprivation to why school-sponsored charities can turn otherwise sane adults into blithering and begging idiots.Whether trying to conjure up the perfect baby name ("Poppy" came to his wife's mother in a dream) or hiring a Baby Whisperer to get some much-needed sleep, Wilder offers priceless life lessons on discipline, potty training, even phallic fiddling (courtesy of young London). He describes the perils of learning to live monodextrously (doing everything with one hand while carrying your child around with the other) and the joys of watching his daughter morph into a graceful, wise, unique little person right before his eyes.By turns tender, irreverent, and hysterically funny, Daddy Needs a Drink is a hilarious and poignant tribute to his family by a man who truly loves being a father.From the Hardcover edition.
An evocative tale of intrigue, romance, and treachery, Carol Goodman's spellbinding new novel, The Night Villa, follows the fascinating lives of two remarkable women centuries apart.The eruption of Italy's Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79 buried a city and its people, their treasures and secrets. Centuries later, echoes of this disaster resonate with profound consequences in the life of classics professor Sophie Chase. In the aftermath of a tragic shooting on the University of Texas campus, Sophie seeks sanctuary on the isle of Capri, immersing herself in her latest scholarly project alongside her colleagues, her star pupil, and their benefactor, the compelling yet enigmatic business mogul John Lyros. Beneath layers of volcanic ash lies the Villa della Notte-the Night Villa-home to first-century nobles, as well as to the captivating slave girl at the heart of an ancient controversy. And secreted in a subterranean labyrinth rests a cache of antique documents believed lost to the ages: a prize too tantalizing for Sophie to resist. But suspicion, fear, and danger roam the long-untrodden tunnels and chambers beneath the once sumptuous estate-especially after Sophie sees the face of her former lover in the darkness, leaving her to wonder if she is chasing shadows or succumbing to the siren song of the Night Villa. Whatever shocking events transpired in the face of Vesuvius's fury have led to deeper, darker machinations that inexorably draw Sophie into their vortex, rich in stunning revelations and laden with unseen menace.Praise for The Night VIlla:"Visit The Night Villa: Carol Goodman's luminous prose and superb storytelling will keep you entertained into the late hours."-Nancy Pickard"The pleasure of a Carol Goodman novel is in her enviable command of the classical canon-and the deft way she [writes] a book that's light enough for a weekend on the beach but literary enough for a weekend in the Hamptons."-Chicago Tribune From the Trade Paperback edition.
Comedian. Icon. TV star. Role model. Trash talker. Fag hag. Gypsy. Tramp. Thief. Margaret Cho displays her numerous sides in this funny, fierce, and honest memoir. As one of the country's most visible Asian Americans, she has a unique perspective on identity and acceptance. As one of the country's funniest and most quoted personalities, she takes no prisoners. And as a warm and wise woman who has seen the highs and lows of life, she has words of encouragement for anyone who has ever felt like an outsider. With I'm the One That I Want, Margaret Cho has written a book every bit as hilarious, shocking, and insightful as she is.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Ethics for Psychologists provides unique multicultural, moral, and legal perspectives to the standards of conduct in the field of psychology. The book describes complex ethical dilemmas students may encounter and offers a variety of frameworks through which to examine such dilemmas.
This well-organized text gives direction to students of personality in their efforts to understand the whole person. Maddi's conversational style encourages thinking instead of memorizing, thereby helping readers master principles rather than merely accepting the principles of one theory or another. He explains, compares, and contrasts a number of different personality theories to illuminate the overall models of human behavior they express.
The unit titles are: Looking East: Ottomans and Mughals; Africa, China, and Japan; England's Golden Age and Beyond; The America They Found and Founded; Graphs, Timelines, and Geography Review; The American Revolution
Teaching Orientation and Mobility in the Schools: An Instructor's Companion offers orientation and mobility (O&M) instructors and professionals working with students with visual impairments insights and advice. The book offers creative instructional methods and practical strategies as well as useful forms and checklist.
In this book, Peter Brunn draws from his teaching experience as well as years of classroom research with hundreds of teachers across the country to bring you the steps, strategies, and structures successful teachers use to organize and manage their lessons so that you, too, can experience success with every lesson you teach.
This entire novel consists of a discussion between two friends--one who just returned from Europe, the other a young accountant--about a grand birthday party neither one was able to attend. This doesn't stop them from swapping stories and hypotheses, which balloon into a riveting depiction of the complexities of life, especially at the dawn of Argentina's Dirty War.
In 1908 Canada celebrated its 300th anniversary - the tercentenary of Champlain's founding of Quebec City. In two glorious weeks of parades, ceremonies, balls, and festivities, Canadians commemorated their history in a spectacle that would not be surpassed until the centennial of 1967. The climax of the 1908 celebration was an historical pageant in which 4000 sumptuously costumed citizens re-enacted classic events in Canada's history. Canada's leading painters were also there to capture these memorable scenes for posterity. The past was being celebrated, but with the present and the future in mind.In The Art of Nation-Building, H.V. Nelles uses contemporary literary techniques to convey the scope, colour, and intensity of the tercentenary from various perspectives. Drawing on the intimate diaries and letters of leading social and political figures, he leads us behind the scenes, disclosing the politics of memory, the theatrics of history, and the making of a modern monarchy. Nelles reveals what we actually do when we commemorate, how we use the past, and the multivocal character of mass celebrationThis richly illustrated, thought-provoking interpretation of public celebrations offers a novel perspective on Quebec and on the upcoming celebration of the millennium.Winner of two prestigious prizes: the Sir John A. Macdonald Prize (CHA) and the Prix Lionel-Groulx (IHAF).
Using a rich variety of historical sources, Suzanne Morton traces the history of gambling regulation in five Canadian provinces - Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, and B.C. - from the First World War to the federal legalization in 1969. This regulatory legislation, designed to control gambling, ended a long period of paradox and pretence during which gambling was common, but still illegal.Morton skilfully shows the relationship between gambling and the wider social mores of the time, as evinced by labour, governance, and the regulation of 'vice.' Her focus on the ways in which race, class, and gender structured the meaning of gambling underpins and illuminates the historical data she presents. She shows, for example, as "Old Canada" (the Protestant, Anglo-Celtic establishment) declined in influence, gambling took on a less deviant connotation - a process that continued as charity became secularized and gambling became a lucrative fundraising activity eventually linked to the welfare state.At Odds is the first Canadian historical examination of gambling, a complex topic which is still met by moral ambivalence, legal proscription, and volatile opinion. This highly original study will be of interest to the undergraduate history or social science student, but will also hold the attention of a more general reader.
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