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This third edition of a book/CD-ROM text now contains color photos and diagrams on every page, and has been updated and expanded to reflect the latest welding technology. There are new chapters on areas such as repair welding, metallography, weld discontinuities, metal identification, and distortion control. Learning features include step-by-step exercises, key points and boxed facts, and a glossary. The CD-ROM contains a quiz for each section of the text, an illustrated glossary, media clips, and welding reference material. Author information is not given. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
First published by H.G. Wells in 1898, The War of the Worlds is the granddaddy of all alien invasion stories. The novel begins ominously, as the lone voice of a narrator intones, "No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's. " Things then progress from a series of seemingly mundane reports about odd atmospheric disturbances taking place on Mars to the arrival of Martians just outside of London. At first, the Martians seem laughable, hardly able to move in Earth's comparatively heavy gravity, even enough to raise themselves out of the pit created when their spaceship landed. But soon the Martians reveal their true nature as death machines 100 feet tall rise up from the pit and begin laying waste to the surrounding land. Wells quickly moves the story from the countryside to the evacuation of London itself and the loss of all hope as England's military suffers defeat after defeat. With horror, the narrator describes how the Martians suck the blood from living humans for sustenance and how it's clear that man is not being conquered so much as corralled.
"50 Essays: A Portable Anthology" directly addresses students' and instructors' concerns that composition readers are too expensive and too large. "50 Essays" meets the needs of a wide variety of classrooms. The carefully chosen table of contents presents enough familiarity to reassure instructors, enough novelty to keep things interesting, and enough variety to accommodate many different teaching needs. The editorial apparatus has been designed to support that variety of needs without being intrusive.
With more than 50 very brief readings -- all new to this edition -- from over 40 very recent periodicals and student newspapers on 12 topics of very current interest,America Nowreflects what students are talking and writing about right now. As series editor ofThe Best American Essays, Robert Atwan constantly scours a wide range of periodicals, bringing toAmerica Nowan unrivaled awareness of the best writing on today's hottest issues -- and the editorial support students need to approach it and to create solid academic writing of their own. To make these issues especially relevant for students, Atwan also explores hundreds of campus newspapers to find the best student writing on current topics. These models by their peers from across the country show students that they, too, can share ideas through their own discussion and writing.
In order for students to succeed in an AP U. S. history course, they need to understand not only what happened, but also why it happened. "America's History" has long been praised as a text that helps students to think critically about history and analyze both how and why historical events have occurred. "America's History" deftly weaves together political, social, and cultural history in a narrative that students find accessible and engaging. Exceptional pedagogical support -- overviews, maps, figures, illustrations, and embedded documents -- are carefully integrated to encourage the development of students' historical skills. "America's History" is the text that covers not only the facts, but also the skills that students need to have success in the AP U. S. history course. Need help with the audit? Click here to download an AP correlation.
This new compact edition ofThe Bedford Introduction to Literatureoffers all the distinctive features of Michael Meyer's best-selling introduction to literature in a shorter, less expensive paperback format. A generous and vibrant selection of stories, poems, and plays are supported by editorial features proven to help students read, think, and write effectively about literature. Now featuring unique visual portfolios and a CD-ROM packed with activities and contextual material, the new edition brings literature to life for students like never before.
The Bedford Introduction to Literatureresponds to the teaching and learning needs of all kinds of literature classrooms -- and composition courses where literature is a focus. Author Michael Meyer understands that a particular challenge for instructors is that students do not necessarily see literature as relevant to their lives. They may be new to the study of literature, may have difficulty reading it, and may lack confidence in their critical abilities and writing skills. With these factors in mind, Meyer has put together a lively collection of stories, poems, and plays from many periods, cultures, and themes, with voices ranging from the traditional to the latest and hottest contemporary authors. As an experienced anthologist and instructor of literature, Meyer has a knack for choosing enticing selections -- including humorous works and readings from popular culture -- that students both enjoy and respond to. Complementing this unparalleled collection are proven editorial features that offer students real help with reading, appreciating, and writing about literature. The Bedford Introduction to Literatureis a book designed to bring literature to life -- and to make students life-long readers.
One of the most widely adopted composition readers of all time, "The Bedford Reader "continues to engage and inspire students with remarkable selections, outstanding instructional material, and a unique "Writers on Writing" feature in which 50 of the book's writers comment on their process and their work. Thorough coverage of critical reading, effective writing, and working with sources guides students, now more than ever, through their own academic writing. And an exciting visual dimension shows that rhetorical methods apply to both images and text. " The Bedford Reader "is a favorite of students for the Kennedys' clarity and wit, of instructors for the flexible and realistic view of the rhetorical methods, and of both for the superior selections and perceptive commentaries by writers worth reading.
All writers make choices -- and better choices get better results. EasyWriter: A High School Referenceoffers essential help with grammar, mechanics, and documentation, then goes beyond the basics with Andrea Lunsford's trademark attention to critical thinking, argument, and language choices. This special high school edition features a hard cover to stand the test of time, plus new sections on topics crucial to high school success -- all in a book that's easy to use, easy to carry, and easy to afford.
Designed to be a true alternative to traditional argument texts, "Everything's an Argument" takes a fresh and friendly approach to the subject by showing students that argument is everywhere. "Everything's an Argument with Readings" complements this approach with a uniquely broad range of examples--from essays to billboards to emails to radio programs--that help students recognize and respond to the arguments all around them.<P>Andrea Lunsford and John Ruszkiewicz's instruction is fresh, elegant, and jargon-free, emphasizing inclusivity (moving beyond simple pro/con positions), humor, and visual argument to make Everything's an Argument immediately accessible. Students like this book because it helps them see and understand that a world of argument already surrounds them; instructors like it because it helps students construct their own arguments about that world.
A History of Western Societyremains the most popular AP European history textbook available because it captures students' interest in the everyday life of the past and ties social history to the broad sweep of politics and culture. The tenth edition has been thoroughly revised to strengthen the text's readability, heighten its attention to daily life, and incorporate the insights of new scholarship, including a strengthened treatment of European exploration and a thoroughly revised post-1945 section. With a dynamic new design, new special features on visual evidence, and a completely revised and robust companion reader, this significant revision will help AP students master the concepts and content of European history.
The Language of Composition is the first college-level textbook created specifically for the AP* English Language course. Inside, students will find everything they need to learn college-level reading, writing, and analysis skills: concise introductory chapters on rhetoric, close reading, and synthesizing sources; a rich collection of thematically arranged readings that includes essays, speeches, letters, newspaper columns, as well as fiction, poetry, and visual texts; carefully crafted assignments that reinforce the skills taught in the introductory chapters; and much more. The Language of Composition - designed to help students succeed in the AP English Language course and embark on a successful college career. Book jacket.
From Carol Jago and the authors ofThe Language of Compositioncomes the first textbook designed specifically for the AP* Literature and Composition course. Arranged thematically to foster critical thinking,Literature and Composition: Reading * Writing * Thinkingoffers a wide variety of classic and contemporary literature, plus all of the support students need to analyze it carefully and thoughtfully. The book is divided into two parts: the first part of the text teaches students the skills they need for success in an AP English Lit course, and the second part is a collection of thematic chapters of literature with extensive apparatus and special features to help students read, analyze, and respond to literature at the college level. OnlyLiterature and Compositionhas been built from the ground up to give AP students and teachers the materials and support they need to enjoy a successful and challenging AP English Literature and Composition course. #xA0; Use the navigation menu on the left to learn more about the selections and features inLiterature and Composition: Reading * Writing * Thinking.
Praised for its highly readable narrative and unmatched chronological integration of political, social and cultural history,The Making of the West: Peoples and Cultures captures the spirit of each age as it situates Europe within a global context. An innovative organization seamlessly connects historical events and everyday life, while the text's distinctive features introduce students to the process of historical thinking. The fully revised second edition includes superior student support, 60 additional in-text primary sources, and comprehensive treatment of the post-1945 era.
It's a simple, best-selling combination that has worked for over 20 years -- short, accessible essays and helpful, thorough writing instruction. Models for Writerscontinues to offer thought-provoking selections organized to demonstrate not only the rhetorical patterns that students will use in their own essays but also the elements and language that will make those essays effective.
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