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The Celestial Omnibus and Other Tales: And Other Stories (Dover Thrift Editions)

by E. M. Forster

"This was a lovely collection of little known Forster writings. You can find many tales inside to delight any fancy. A great book to have around when you want to read for a shorter amount of time, but still get a lot out of your reading." -- Mama Reads Hazel ReadsThis compilation of short stories by one of the twentieth century's preeminent authors spotlights journal and magazine fiction from 1900 to 1911. These early tales exhibit the first traces of E. M. Forster's witty and elegant style as well as the profound humanism that he further developed in his later novels. Six fables reinterpret classical stories and themes, drawing upon folkloric elements to explore the truth of the imagination and the effects of the unseen on ordinary lives.In "The Story of a Panic," a spoiled boy discovers his true self. "The Road from Colonus" echoes the tragedy of Oedipus and Antigone, "Other Kingdom" offers a modern version of Apollo's pursuit of Daphne, and "The Curate's Friend" centers on a clergyman who's advised by a faun. "The Other Side of the Hedge" illustrates the futility of chasing goals, and "The Celestial Omnibus" recounts a boy's visit to heaven, where he is forever changed by encounters with characters from literature and myth.

Elementary Principles in Statistical Mechanics: Developed With Especial Reference To The Rational Foundation Of Thermodynamics (Dover Books on Physics)

by J. Willard Gibbs

Written by J. Willard Gibbs, the most distinguished American mathematical physicist of the nineteenth century, this book was the first to bring together and arrange in logical order the works of Clausius, Maxwell, Boltzmann, and Gibbs himself. The lucid, advanced-level text remains a valuable collection of fundamental equations and principles. Topics include the general problem and the fundamental equation of statistical mechanics, the canonical distribution of the average energy values in a canonical ensemble of systems, and formulas for evaluating important functions of the energies of a system. Additional discussions cover maximum and minimal properties of distribution in phase, a valuable comparison of statistical mechanics with thermodynamics, and many other subjects.

The Dover Anthology of American Literature, Volume I: From the Origins Through the Civil War (Dover Thrift Editions #1)

by Bob Blaisdell

"This is a fantastic compilation of some really important pieces of American Literature. If you are a college student or even a motivated high school student, you will definitely want this on your bookshelf. Most importantly though, if you are someone who just genuinely enjoys reading and would like to expand your repertoire to some of the best in American literature, this is the book for you!" -- Old Musty BooksRanging from colonial times to the mid-19th century, this compact and inexpensive anthology offers a fascinating overview of early American literature. The authoritative texts are supplemented with informative introductory notes and suggestions for further reading. Starting with Cherokee creation myths and Powhatan's moving speech, "Why Should You Destroy Us, Who Have Provided You with Food," the 18th-century selections include the writings of poets Anne Bradstreet and Phillis Wheatley; preacher Jonathan Edwards; statesmen Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Paine, and others. From the early and mid-19th century come excerpts from the journals of Lewis and Clark; stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edgar Allan Poe, and Louisa May Alcott; the poetry of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Walt Whitman; and essays, speeches, verse, and memoirs by other prominent Americans.

The Animal Etiquette Book of Rhymes

by Helen Cowles Lecron Maurice Day

"This is a charming book of poetry that serves many purposes for the classroom: art, language arts, and social studies. The illustrations are charming, the poetry is catchy and gets the point across, and the etiquette lessons are very clear. Young children will enjoy this as a read aloud, older children will find the humor in the poems as they read the book themselves." -- Mama-GraphySamuel Snail is always late: "Though Mother worries, Samuel never hurries!" Johnny Giraffe caught a cold because he refused to listen to his mama and keep his long neck covered with a muffler. Foolish Lulu Lambkin calls and bawls when she's left alone for only a moment, and rude Christopher Crocodile yawned in his grandma's face without covering his big mouth with his paw.These naughty creatures offer children examples of how not to behave, from Willie Wolf and his appalling table manners to Charlie Chipmunk and his tiresome chattering and Little Tony Tigerkin, who seldom wears a happy grin. Charming verses, accompanied by 24 full-page, black-and-white illustrations, recount the misdeeds of each wild rascal.

Manhattan Moves Uptown: An Illustrated History (New York City)

by Charles Lockwood

This fascinating chronicle traces New York City's growth from Wall Street at the end of the Revolutionary War to Harlem at the turn of the twentieth century. Documenting the frantic construction and speculative frenzy that swept through Manhattan in the nineteenth century, it explores the development of the city's landmark neighborhoods as the rural landscape of Upper Manhattan gave way street by street to today's fashionable residential and commercial districts. Compiled from newspaper archives and richly illustrated with historic images, Manhattan Moves Uptown reveals bygone days when Greenwich Village was a real village and Midtown was a cluster of shacks surrounded by garbage dumps and slaughter houses. The rise of Union Square, Murray Hill, Broadway, the Upper West Side, and other well-known areas are recounted, along with trends ranging from the first luxury department store to the earliest tenement houses. A captivating account of metropolitan flux and expansion, this book offers memorable historic views of one of the nation's richest, most powerful, and most exciting cities.

The Dover Anthology of American Literature, Volume II: From 1865 to 1922 (Dover Thrift Editions #2)

by Bob Blaisdell

"Absolutely wonderful; a marvelous journey which meanders through some of the most formative literature, non-fiction, and poetry to come out of the United States." -- The Literary SistersAt the end of the Civil War, another long and arduous struggle began as the nation attempted to reunite. Literature offered a path toward solidarity, and this concise anthology surveys the writings of major American authors from the war's end to the dawn of the Jazz Age. Featured works include those of Emily Dickinson, Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, and other poets. Mark Twain is prominently represented among the storytellers, along with Ambrose Bierce, Stephen Crane, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Three short novels appear in their entirety: Daisy Miller by Henry James, The Call of the Wild by Jack London, and Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton. Speeches by Sitting Bull and Theodore Roosevelt, memoirs by Booker T. Washington and Helen Keller, and many other selections recapture a vibrant era in American literature. Informative introductory notes supplement the authoritative texts.

Wit and Wisdom of America's First Ladies: A Book of Quotations (Dover Thrift Editions)

by Joslyn Pine

"The one thing I do not want," quipped Jacqueline Kennedy, "is to be called First Lady. It sounds like a saddle horse." This lively collection includes more than 350 revealing and thought-provoking remarks by White House wives, from Martha Washington ("I live a very dull life here, and know nothing that passes in town.") to Michelle Obama ("The only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work for them."). Humorous and heartfelt reflections include Abigail Adams's thoughts on partnership ("No man ever prospered in the world without the consent and cooperation of his wife."); Dolley Madison's attitude toward gossip ("It is one of my sources of happiness never to desire a knowledge of other people's business."); and Eleanor Roosevelt's comment on accountability ("It is often the people who refuse to assume any responsibility who are apt to be the sharpest critics of those who do.").

Applications of Model Theory to Functional Analysis (Dover Books on Mathematics)

by Prof. Jose Iovino

During the last two decades, methods that originated within mathematical logic have exhibited powerful applications to Banach space theory, particularly set theory and model theory. This volume constitutes the first self-contained introduction to techniques of model theory in Banach space theory. The area of research has grown rapidly since this monograph's first appearance, but much of this material is still not readily available elsewhere. For instance, this volume offers a unified presentation of Krivine's theorem and the Krivine-Maurey theorem on stable Banach spaces, with emphasis on the connection between these results and basic model-theoretic notions such as types, indiscernible sequences, and ordinal ranks. Suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduate students of mathematics, this exposition does not presuppose expertise in either model theory or Banach space theory. Numerous exercises and historical notes supplement the text.

The Suites from the Fairy Tale Operas and Dubinushka

by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908) was a prolific composer of orchestral works and many other forms of music, including chamber works and art songs. He also wrote many operas, excerpts from which are featured in this collection. Contents include the famous orchestral interlude The Flight of the Bumblebee as well as the suite from The Tale of Tsar Saltan. This fanciful opera was based on Aleksandr Pushkin's poem, "The Tale of Tsar Saltan, of His Son the Renowned and Mighty Bogatyr Prince Gvidon Saltanovich and of the Beautiful Princess-Swan." Additional selections include the suite from another work inspired by Pushkin's poetry, The Golden Cockerel, a controversial satire of the disastrous effects of the tsarist regime. Nikolai Gogol's Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka served as the basis for Christmas Eve, a tale of magical doings on Christmas Eve. The final suite is Dubinushka, Op. 62, a work rooted in a song the composer overheard protesters singing during the 1905 revolution. Musicians and music lovers will appreciate this inexpensive collection of popular works, all reproduced from authoritative sources.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle (Dover Children's Thrift Classics Ser.)

by Washington Irving

Ichabod Crane faces the terror of the Headless Horseman, and Rip Van Winkle rises from a 20-year sleep to find a world vastly changed in these two delightful classics of American literature. Complete and unabridged, newly reset in easy-to-read type, with 6 new full-page illustrations.

Sand Play!: Super SANDsational Ideas

by Terry Taylor

"A great book for budding sculptors with ideas for creating sand sculptures at three different levels of difficulty." -- splashesintobooksSculpting sand is fun for kids of all ages -- especially because the magical, mess-free material is easy to handle and can be used over and over again. This book features guidelines for using sculpting sand to create cute little creatures, including a crab, lizard, caterpillar, and monkey. Author Terry Taylor provides simple instructions and lots of colorful pictures for 18 projects, as well as plenty of helpful tips, including suggestions for tools and techniques.Projects with one star are the easiest and ideal for beginners. Two-star projects are a little more complex, and the ones with three stars are the most advanced. Kids can build their sculpting expertise with simpler figures such as the clown, octopus, and butterfly and then move on to the frog, dragon, and peacock. Meanwhile, they'll develop skills that will help them express their personal creativity.

Christmas Ornaments to Crochet

by Barbara Christopher

"There is a little something for everyone in this. I've been crocheting for years but have just decided to learn pattern. This is a great start. Easy to read and understand. I can't wait to have homemade ornaments on my tree this year!" --ThebohemianhousewifeCreate snowflakes, wreaths, stars, and other charming Christmas ornaments with this excellent guide. Easy-to-follow instructions explain how to make over 50 attractive decorations that can be worked up quickly. These delicate, handmade items are ideal for adorning gift packages, Christmas trees, and doors and windows, as well as for use as table centerpieces. Projects range from ornaments suitable for beginning crocheters to those requiring intermediate or advanced skills. In addition to specific directions for each item and close-up photos of completed projects, a general crochet tutorial offers helpful tips.

The Official Rules: 5,427 Laws, Principles, and Axioms to Help You Cope with Crises, Deadlines, Bad Luck, Rude Behavior, Red Tape, and Attacks by Inanimate Objects (Dover Humor)

by Paul Dickson

This new, vastly expanded and enriched version of The Official Rules presents precisely 5,427 laws, principles, rules, proverbs, and aphorisms collected by Paul Dickson and the esteemed Fellows of the Murphy Center for the Codification of Human and Organizational Law. This often amusing, sometimes profound, collection of "official rules" was gathered one rule at a time over more than forty years from pundits, prophets, and everyday folks. It provides a means of coping in a world of human error and foibles where nothing is ever as simple as it seems, everything takes longer than expected, and inanimate objects possess an innate perversity. In sum it is rich testimony to the resiliency of the human spirit in facing the pitfalls and potholes of modern life. Though the vast majority of these life lessons were gathered in the 20th century, they are still timely and concise enough to fit inside the framework of a tweet. Recognizing the humor in adversity, these comic truths encourage acceptance of life's little imperfections. For example, Agnes Allen's timeless law: Almost anything is easier to get into than out of.

Lebesgue Integration (Dover Books on Mathematics)

by J. H. Williamson

This concise introduction to Lebesgue integration is geared toward advanced undergraduate math majors and may be read by any student possessing some familiarity with real variable theory and elementary calculus. The self-contained treatment features exercises at the end of each chapter that range from simple to difficult. The approach begins with sets and functions and advances to Lebesgue measure, including considerations of measurable sets, sets of measure zero, and Borel sets and nonmeasurable sets. A two-part exploration of the integral covers measurable functions, convergence theorems, convergence in mean, Fourier theory, and other topics. A chapter on calculus examines change of variables, differentiation of integrals, and integration of derivatives and by parts. The text concludes with a consideration of more general measures, including absolute continuity and convolution products.

Slave Narratives of the Underground Railroad (Dover Thrift Editions)

by Bob Blaisdell Christine Rudisel

"Loved this and I'm not a big history buff. This was an eye-opener. This will make you have an even deeper respect for those who went through slavery and all they endured." -- Pollard HouseDuring the 1850s and 1860s more than 100,000 people escaped slavery in the American South by following the Underground Railroad, a complex network of secret routes and safe houses. This inexpensive compilation of firsthand accounts offers authentic insights into the Civil War era and African-American history with compelling narratives by Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, and lesser-known refugees.Thirty selections include the story of Eliza Harris, "The Slave Woman Who Crossed the Ohio River on the Drifting Ice with Her Child in Her Arms," whose experience inspired a memorable scene in Uncle Tom's Cabin. Other accounts include that of Henry "Box" Brown, who hid in a crate mailed to Philadelphia abolitionists; Theophilus Collins's escape after "A Desperate, Bloody Struggle -- Gun, Knife and Fire Shovel, Used by Infuriated Master"; excerpts from Harriet Jacobs's 1861 narrative, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl; and the remarkable flight of William and Ellen Craft, "Female Slave in Male Attire, Fleeing as a Planter, with Her Husband as Her Body Servant."

The Greatest Thing in the World and Other Writings

by Henry Drummond

A 19th-century evangelist offers powerful meditations on I Corinthians 13, St. Paul's famous chapter on love. Revered by religious and secular readers alike, this well-known discourse is accompanied by additional brief essays, including: Pax Vobiscum, The Changed Life, "First!", How to Learn, What Is a Christian?, and The Study of the Bible.

I Need a New Butt!

by Dawn Mcmillan Ross Kinnaird

"A silly story that will cause boys and girls to giggle from beginning to end!" -- Norman Public SchoolsA young boy suddenly notices a big problem -- his butt has a huge crack! So he sets off to find a new one. Will he choose an armor-plated butt? A rocket butt? A robot butt? Find out in this quirky tale of a tail, which features hilarious rhymes and delightful illustrations. Children and parents will love this book -- no ifs, ands, or butts about it!"I can assure you right now that your kids will love this book. They will giggle, they will laugh, and they will want this book to be read over and over again because it is just plain silly and funny ... the perfect kid-combo." -- Storywraps

A Christmas Treasury: A Christmas Treasury

by Dover Margaret Evans Price Raphael Tuck W. F. Stecher Carolyn S. Hodgman Clement Clarke Moore

"The pictures were gorgeous and reminded me of an old fashioned Christmas. Many of the tales are classic tales but the illustrations used makes the stories unique again. Very enjoyable and I can see many families enjoying this one." -- Fallsburg LibraryThis lovely holiday anthology features seasonal classics from the turn of the twentieth century. Recounted in verse, the tales feature quaint color illustrations by popular children's artists of the era such as Margaret Evans Price, W. F. Stecher, Raphael Tuck, and others. Heartwarming tales include:The Night Before Christmas, Clement C. Moore's timeless poem about a visit from St. Nicholas; Father Christmas, a celebration of plum pudding, Jack Frost, snowmen, and other holiday delights;How Santa Filled the Christmas Stockings, in which a little boy discovers the pitfalls of greed; A Visit to Santa Claus, the story of Teddy's trip in his glider to Santa's workshop; Polar Bear at the Zoo, in which Teddy and his flying machine return to the North Pole with a polar bear; and Christmas ABC, charming verse couplets that spell out Yuletide treats.

How to Gamble If You Must: Inequalities for Stochastic Processes (Dover Books on Mathematics)

by Leonard J. Savage Prof. William Sudderth Lester E. Dubins Prof. David Gilat

This classic of advanced statistics is geared toward graduate-level readers and uses the concepts of gambling to develop important ideas in probability theory. The authors have distilled the essence of many years' research into a dozen concise chapters. "Strongly recommended" by the Journal of the American Statistical Association upon its initial publication, this revised and updated edition features contributions from two well-known statisticians that include a new Preface, updated references, and findings from recent research. Following an introductory chapter, the book formulates the gambler's problem and discusses gambling strategies. Succeeding chapters explore the properties associated with casinos and certain measures of subfairness. Concluding chapters relate the scope of the gambler's problems to more general mathematical ideas, including dynamic programming, Bayesian statistics, and stochastic processes.

American Indian Stories and Old Indian Legends (Dover Thrift Editions)

by Zitkala-sa

"Whether your interest in Sioux folklore is great or small, you will find this a fascinating book to devour. Pick up a copy today and be thrilled." -- The Reading RoomThis accessible and affordable volume combines two essential collections by Sioux author Zitkala-Sa. American Indian Stories assembles short stories, autobiographical reflections, and political essays that offer poignant reflections on the author's sense of being stranded between the white and Native American worlds. Old Indian Legends features tales from the oral tradition -- legends passed down through the generations that form a genre known as the "retold tale." Born on South Dakota's Yankton Reservation in 1876, Zitkala-Sa felt "as free as the wind that blew my hair, and no less spirited than a bounding deer." At the age of eight, she traded her freedom for the iron discipline of a Quaker boarding school. Disillusioned by American society as well as her own tribe, Zitkala-Sa attended college, became a teacher, and wrote about her experiences in a variety of books and magazines. A prominent advocate for Native American rights throughout her life, she was a key figure in the legislation that granted Native Americans citizenship in 1924.

Impossible Folding Puzzles and Other Mathematical Paradoxes

by Gianni A. Sarcone Marie-Jo Waeber

Do all problems have solutions? Is complexity synonymous with difficulty? This original collection of mathematical puzzles and paradoxes proves that things aren't always what they seem! Readers will discover that nothing is as easy or as difficult as it looks and that puzzles can have one, several, or no solutions.The fun-filled puzzles begin with The Tricky Hole, a challenge that involves pushing a large coin through a small hole in a sheet of paper without ripping or making any cuts in the paper. Advance to the Elastic Playing Card, in which it's possible to cut a hole into a playing card big enough for someone to climb through. Other incredible puzzles include Elephants and Castles, Trianglized Kangaroo, Honest Dice and Logic Dice, Mind-reading Powers, and dozens more. Complete solutions explain the mathematical realities behind the fantastic-sounding challenges.

Merry Christmas Stories

by "Just Right" Authors and Artists

Perfect for reading aloud, this charming collection of holiday tales is the ideal companion for anyone who wants to celebrate an old-fashioned Christmas. Fifteen seasonal stories begin with the Clement Clarke Moore classic, "The Night Before Christmas," which sets the mood for other lesser-known gems that recount tales of adventure, surprise, humor, and goodwill. Heartwarming illustrations from the 1926 edition complement "The Christmas Tree that Went Walking," "Why the Top Sings," "The Star Angel," "Old Mother Bear's Christmas Stocking," "The Story of Baby Gretel," and other vintage stories of Yuletide cheer.

States of Matter (Dover Books on Physics)

by David L. Goodstein

This unique overview by a prominent CalTech physicist provides a modern, rigorous, and integrated treatment of the key physical principles and techniques related to gases, liquids, solids, and their phase transitions. No other single volume offers such comprehensive coverage of the subject, and the treatment consistently emphasizes areas in which research results are likely to be applicable to other disciples.Starting with a chapter on thermodynamics and statistical mechanics, the text proceeds to in-depth discussions of perfect gases, electrons in metals, Bose condensation, fluid structure, potential energy, Weiss molecular field theory, van der Waals equation, and other pertinent aspects of phase transitions. Many helpful illustrative problems appear at the end of each chapter, and annotated bibliographies offer further guidance.

A Book of Set Theory

by Charles C Pinter

Suitable for upper-level undergraduates, this accessible approach to set theory poses rigorous but simple arguments. Each definition is accompanied by commentary that motivates and explains new concepts. Starting with a repetition of the familiar arguments of elementary set theory, the level of abstract thinking gradually rises for a progressive increase in complexity.A historical introduction presents a brief account of the growth of set theory, with special emphasis on problems that led to the development of the various systems of axiomatic set theory. Subsequent chapters explore classes and sets, functions, relations, partially ordered classes, and the axiom of choice. Other subjects include natural and cardinal numbers, finite and infinite sets, the arithmetic of ordinal numbers, transfinite recursion, and selected topics in the theory of ordinals and cardinals. This updated edition features new material by author Charles C. Pinter.

Speaking for Nature: The Literary Naturalists, From Transcendentalism To The Birth Of The American Environmental Movement

by Paul Brooks

Beginning with Thoreau, nature writers not only have influenced our appreciation of the natural world but also have helped to preserve the American wilderness, from the Maine Woods to Yosemite and the Sierra. Writer and activist Paul Brooks presents narrative portraits of great literary naturalists, offering a 200-year history of the country's movement toward conservation. Profiles of leaders in the fight to protect the environment and safeguard our natural heritage include John Burroughs, John Muir, William Beebe, and many others. A new Foreword has been written for this edition by Linda Lear, author of Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature. "A richly informative book which portrays the nature writers from Henry Thoreau to Rachel Carson who shaped the development of conservation in America." -- San Francisco Chronicle "A brisk and illuminating survey of the naturalists who by their writing moved Americans into the age of ecology." -- The New York Times Book Review "This valuable book reviews the past century of American nature writing from the prose rhapsodies of Thoreau and Muir to the alarm calls of Bernard DeVoto and Rachel Carson . . . writers who have fought bravely and well and have left us a powerful heritage upon which to build." -- Boston Globe"Paul Brooks's gracefully illustrated text, in the very tradition it honors, offers hope that reason and reverence -- the poetry of science -- will prevail." -- Washington Post Book World

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