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Taking Sides: Clashing Views in United States History, Volume 1: The Colonial Period to Reconstruction (15th Edition)by Larry Madaras James M. Sorelle
The book is a debate-style reader designed to introduce students to controversies in the history of the United States. The readings, which represent the arguments of leading historians, reflect opposing positions and have been selected for their liveliness and substance and because of their value in a debate framework.
Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Economic Issues, Fifteenth Edition, is a debate-style reader designed to introduce students to controversies in economics. The readings, which represent the arguments of leading economists and commentators, reflect a variety of viewpoints and have been selected for their liveliness and substance and because of their value in a debate framework.
This book presents opposing or sharply varying viewpoints on educational issues of current concern. Unit 1 offers consideration of five basic theoretical issues that have been discussed by scholars and practitioners in past decades and are still debated today. Unit 2 features five issues that are fundamental to understanding the present circumstances that shape American education. Unit 3 examines more specific issues currently being discussed. This seventeenth edition offers five new issues
Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Environmental Issues, Thirteenth Edition, is a debate-style reader designed to introduce students to controversies in environmental policy and science. The readings, which represent the arguments of leading environmentalists, scientists, and policy makers, reflect opposing positions and have been selected for their liveliness and substance and because of their value in a debate framework.
Taking Sides volumes present current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills.
Taking Sides volumes present current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed with an issue summary, an issue introduction, and a postscript or challenge questions. Taking Sides readers feature an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites. An online Instructor's Resource Guide with testing material is available for each volume. Using Taking Sides in the Classroom is also an excellent instructor resource.
Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Social Issues, Fifteenth Edition, is a debate-style reader designed to introduce students to controversies in sociology. The readings, which represent the arguments of leading social scientists and social commentators, reflect opposing positions and have been selected for their liveliness and substance and because of their value in a debate framework.
Preface: This book contains 40 selections presented in a pro and con format. A total of 20 different controversial social issues are debated.
TAKING SIDES. A matchmaking duel... Jeffrey French has been at Sweet Valley High for only one week, and already he's made quite an impression-- especially with the girls. Enid Rollins has a crush on the rugged junior, but just as she's about to claim Jeffrey for her own, Lila Fowler declares that Jeffrey is just the boy for her. Elizabeth Wakefield isn't about to let Lila steal Jeffrey from her best friend. And when Jessica, Elizabeth's twin, finds out her sister is helping Enid, she vows to do whatever she can to help Lila. Jessica's not going to stand for Jeffrey ending up with Enid, and she's certainly not going to let herself be outwitted by her own twin!
Terri has always known something isn't right with her father and herself. They move around, a lot, never staying in one place for more than a year. After she finds out her family's secret, can she survive? Can she keep her dad out of jail and keep her family together?
Maya is tired of being told by her traditional Indian parents that she must marry. Escaping their latest attempt at matchmaking-and the biting cold-she takes refuge in a hot Bikram yoga class...which happens to be run by the very man her parents tried to set her up with.Maya can't believe the sexy instructor is the same man-and when she and Vikram disrobe in the steamy studio, she soon has a different kind of exercise in mind....
The small town of Florence, Arizona, is known for one thing-its prison. Gabrielle Hadley is in Florence for personal reasons, though; she's seeking the mother who abandoned her more than two decades ago. In order to support herself and her two-year-old daughter, Gabrielle is working as a prison guard-just about the only job available in this bleak desert town.Randall Tucker is a prisoner at Florence, convicted of murdering his wife. He has one goal: to survive until he can prove his innocence-and reclaim his seven-year-old son, Landon, now living in foster care.In the prison's atmosphere of tension and corruption, Gabrielle discovers that Randall Tucker is far from the murderer he's said to be.When he escapes during a prison transfer, she follows him into the unforgiving desert. To protect her job, her own integrity-or him? But the guard becomes the prisoner's captive...and more. It's a relationship that's not supposed to exist, and yet it might save them both.
This program integrates reading and writing with social studies themes and concepts. Students use SQ3R to get the most of out reading and respond to constructed response and DBQ (document-based) questions.
This book entertainingly traces the history of physics from the observations of the early Greeks through the discoveries of Galileo and Newton to the dazzling theories of such scientists as Planck, Einstein, Bohr, and Bohm. This humanized view of science opens up the mind-stretching visions of how quantum mechanics, God, human thought, and will are related, and provides profound implications for our understanding of the nature of reality and our relationship to the cosmos.
If he never had to be responsible for anything ever again...it would be too soon for him Jake Thompson never realized how many decisions he used to make in a day until he lost the nerve to make any and was forced to leave the army. But he's starting to believe this horse therapy program they've put him in might actually help to get past the nightmare of indecision he's faced since losing his troop. And it's all because of instructor Charlotte Nicholson. As if the recently widowed single mom in charge of the rehab farm doesn't have enough on her plate without Jake adding his problems to hers. But being with Charlie makes him think beyond his pain to the future. If seems as if he's being offered a second chance at happiness...and all he needs to do is make the decision to take it. Something far easier said than done.and was forced to leave the army. But he's starting to believe this horse therapy program they've put him in might actually help to get past the nightmare of indecision he's faced since losing his troop. And it's all because of instructor Charlotte Nicholson. As if the recently widowed single mom in charge of the rehab farm doesn't have enough on her plate without Jake adding his problems to hers. But being with Charlie makes him think beyond his pain to the future. If seems as if he's being offered a second chance at happiness...and all he needs to do is make the decision to take it. Something far easier said than done.
Now that high school is behind them, will Christina and Melanie be able to make the right choices about their futures and still remain friends? They're out of school and Christina and Melanie are taking a year off to make some big decisions. Christina is torn between the exciting life of a jockey and working as a vet, helping the horses she loves. And then there is her horse, Wonder's Star. After all their hard work, can Christina really leave the track - and Star - behind? Melanie's future as a jockey seems clear. But her relationships with the people she loves - especially Christina - are less certain. Christina accuses her cousin of putting her career above everything - and everybody. How can Melanie prove that the people she loves comes first? Ages 9+
A collection of a dozen short stories, essays, and memoirs originally published in 1986, and now available in trade paperback. Richard Selzer retired as a surgeon in 1984 to write about his profession.
THE BEGINNING OF A NEW STAR TREK ® ODYSSEY After almost a decade of strife against foes such as the Borg, the Cardassians, the Klingons, and the Dominion, the United Federation of Planets is at the dawn of a new era. Starfleet is renewing its mission of peaceful exploration, diplomacy, and the expansion of knowledge. Among the starships spearheading that endeavor is the U.S.S. Titan, commanded by Captain William T. Riker and manned by the most biologically varied and culturally diverse crew in Starfleet history. But their mission does not begin according to plan. In the wake of Star Trek ® Nemesis, Praetor Shinzon, slayer of the Romulan Senate, is dead. The power vacuum created by his demise has put the Romulan Star Empire, longtime adversary of the Federation, at the brink of civil war. Competing factions now vie for control of their fragmenting civilization, and if the empire should fall, that entire area of the galaxy may destabilize. To restore order to the region, Titan 's long-anticipated mission of exploration is delayed as Starfleet assigns Riker to set up power-sharing talks among the Romulan factions. But even as the first tentative steps are taken toward building a new Romulus, the remnants of the Tal Shiar, the dreaded Romulan intelligence service, are regrouping behind the scenes for a power play of their own. With no other help available, Riker and the Titan crew become the last hope to prevent the quadrant from falling into chaos.
In the early morning hours of March 4, 2002, a reconnaissance team of US Navy SEALs from the Tier One Naval Special Warfare Development Group attached to Joint Special Operations Task Force 11 attempted to infiltrate onto an Afghan mountain peak in support of what was then the largest operation conducted by US forces since Vietnam, Operation Anaconda. The SEALs were tasked with establishing covert observation posts to call in air strikes on al Qaeda positions in the infamous Shah-i-Khot Valley close to the Afghan-Pakistan border.Anaconda was designed to engage large numbers of foreign al Qaeda fighters who had fled to the valley after the overthrow of their hosts, the Taliban government and the later battle of Tora Bora in December 2001 which forced many of the foreign fighters toward the border and into the Shah-i-Khot, a traditional refuge of mujahideen in the 1980s. Anaconda brought together both conventional American forces and a large collection of US and Coalition special operations forces to hunt down the al Qaeda remnants. As the SEAL's special operation Chinook, flown by the Nightstalkers of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, attempted to land on the peak of the 11,000 foot Takur Ghar, hidden al Qaeda defenders sprang an ambush. The Chinook was struck by RPGs and small arms fire and banked away to escape. In the process, a SEAL fell from the rear ramp and tumbled into the snow below. The crippled Chinook managed to escape the ambush and land several kilometres away. A second Chinook was dispatched which picked up the SEAL team and flew them back to the peak of Takur Ghar in a desperate search for the missing SEAL. As the SEALs and their Air Force Combat Controller exited the helicopter they were immediately engaged by the al Qaeda defenders. A ferocious firefight erupted resulting in the death of the Combat Controller and two SEALs being wounded. Eventually the outnumbered SEALs were forced to withdraw from the peak.At Bagram, the Task Force 11 Quick Reaction Force was launched to attempt a rescue of the SEALs. The QRF was comprised of two Nightstalker Chinooks carrying Army Rangers and Air Force Combat Controllers and Para Rescue Jumpers, specialists in Combat Search and Rescue. Due to both command difficulties and communications problems, the one of the QRF Chinooks never received a warning about landing on the peak. Instead, the Chinook landed directly onto the peak and into the sights of al Qaeda.The Chinook was immediately struck by RPG, recoilless rifle and heavy machine gun fire killing or seriously wounding several Rangers and Nightstalkers. The QRF became engaged in an epic seventeen hour firefight, finally killing or driving off all al Qaeda fighters from the peak with a combination of superb small unit tactics and danger close air strikes from F-16s, F-15s, an AC-130 and an armed CIA RQ-1 Predator. Al Qaeda reinforcements were kept at bay by an Australian Special Air Service OP on a nearby mountain which called in air strikes whenever reinforcements neared the trapped Rangers and SEALs.
Step into reading with the Cat in the Hat in this leveled reader about animal tails based on an episode of the hit PBS Kids television show The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! While playing Pin the Tail on the Donkey, Sally and Nick get to wondering: What would it be like to have a tail of their own? And how would you pick the best one? Enter the Cat in the Hat. To help the kids choose, he whisks them off to the jungle to see--and try on--a variety of tails that serve different purposes: A monkey's tail that is strong for holding onto branches; a quetzal's tail that is long and colorful for attracting a mate; and a rattlesnake's tail that makes sound as a warning. Written for children who are ready to read independently, this tale about tails is a fun, funny book that introduces kids to basic comparitive anatomy!
A donkey is bought at auction by a stonecutter, a woodcutter and a farmer who share him and mistreat him. He escapes, becomes ill from eating poisoned flowers, and is found by a boy who, with his family, nurse him back to health and treat him well. The owners come for him but a judge decides in court to whom the donkey belongs. Includes picture descriptions. This file should make an excellent embossed braille copy.
This book is a lively and nuanced portrait of a refined society where every dalliance is an act of political consequence, a play of characters whose inner lives are as rich and changeable as those imagined by Proust.
In the eleventh century Murasaki Shikibu, a lady in the Heian court of Japan, wrote the world's first novel. But The Tale of Genji is no mere artifact. It is, rather, a lively and astonishingly nuanced portrait of a refined society where every dalliance is an act of political consequence, a play of characters whose inner lives are as rich and changeable as those imagined by Proust. Chief of these is "the shining Genji," the son of the emperor and a man whose passionate impulses create great turmoil in his world and very nearly destroy him. This edition, recognized as the finest version in English, contains a dozen chapters from early in the book, carefully chosen by the translator, Edward G. Seidensticker, with an introduction explaining the selection. It is illustrated throughout with woodcuts from a seventeenth-century edition.
The Tale of Genji is a classic of Japanese literature written by Lady Murasaki in the early years of the 11th century, around the peak of the Heian period. This 1st Modern Library Giant Edition of English translation from Japanese by Arthur Waley is called the world's first novel-the first classic, modern and psychological-novel. The novel which illustrates a unique depiction of the livelihoods of high courtiers during the Heian period contains six parts, viz., The Tale of Genji; The Sacred Tree; A Wreath of Cloud; Blue Trousers; The Lady of the Boat and the Bridge of Dreams.
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