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Rhetorical Public Speaking

by Nathan Crick

Offers students an advanced approach to public speaking through a comprehensive discussion of rhetorical theory This text begins by addressing Aristotle's "Five Canons of the Art"-a means of covering the basics through the lens of rhetorical theory- and progresses into a sophisticated outline of understanding, constructing and delivering artful rhetoric. The book incorporates scholarship on mediated communication, pragmatic speaking genres, the rhetorical situation, and aesthetic form. Rhetorical Public Speaking aims to encourage students to be engaged citizens of society. This text is available in a variety of formats - print and digital. Check your favorite digital provider for your etext, including Coursesmart, Kindle, Nook, and more. To learn more about our programs, pricing options and customization, click the Choices tab. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: Understand Aristotle's Five Canons of Rhetoric Construct and execute speeches Explore how they can use rhetorical speech in their daily lives 0205943586 / 9780205943586 Rhetorical Public Speaking Plus MySearchLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0205239927 / 9780205239924 MySearchLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card 020586936X / 9780205869367 Rhetorical Public Speaking

Rhetorics of Fantasy

by Farah Mendlesohn

Transcending arguments over the definition of fantasy literature, Rhetorics of Fantasy introduces a provocative new system of classification for the genre. Utilizing nearly two hundred examples of modern fantasy, author Farah Mendlesohn uses this system to explore how fiction writers construct their fantastic worlds. Mendlesohn posits four categories of fantasy--portal-quest, immersive, intrusion, and liminal--that arise out of the relationship of the protagonist to the fantasy world. Using these sets, Mendlesohn argues that the author's stylistic decisions are then shaped by the inescapably political demands of the category in which they choose to write. Each chapter covers at least twenty books in detail, ranging from nineteenth-century fantasy and horror to extensive coverage of some of the best books in the contemporary field. Offering a wide-ranging discussion and penetrating comparative analysis, Rhetorics of Fantasy will excite fans and provide a wealth of material for scholarly and classroom discussion.Includes discussion of works by over 100 authors, including Lloyd Alexander, Peter Beagle, Marion Zimmer Bradley, John Crowley, Stephen R. Donaldson, Stephen King, C. S. Lewis, Gregory Maguire, Robin McKinley, China Mieville, Suniti Namjoshi, Philip Pullman, J. K. Rowling, Sheri S. Tepper, J. R. R. Tolkien, Tad Williams

Rheumatology Practice in Occupational Therapy

by Lynne Goodacre Margaret Mcarthur

Rheumatology Practice in Occupational Therapy is a valuable new handbook focusing on the core area of rheumatology. It provides practical guidance to help occupational therapists treat and manage rheumatic disease in both clinical and community settings and emphasizes a contemporary 'client-centred' approach as a fundamental requirement of effective and rewarding OT practice. Drawing upon personal, clinical and theoretical perspectives, it equips the reader with an understanding not only of relevant practical skills but of the clinical reasoning required to modify and apply these skills to the needs of individual people.

Rhiana

by Michele Hauf

Invaded by a cavalcade of vicious dragons, the villagers of St. Renan are snatched up when they venture beyond the walls. Yet Rhiana Tassot - who senses the dragons from a distance, who determines their attack scent from a mating scent, who is blessed with the instincts of a dragon, who dares stand before the fiery beasts without flinching - cannot use her skills to defend her home. For the lord of St. Renan forbids her to track the beasts - not in fear for her safety, but by some twisted desire to protect the dragons. So conflict rages within and without the village and a long-held secret begins to stir beneath their very feet. Rhiana's knowledge of dragons is no accident - and others begin to suspect why. . . ;.

Rhine Maidens

by Carolyn See

"Carolyn See's new novel is even more wonderful than her last, which is saying a lot. She sees things no one else does, and is so funny, sympathetic, and comprehending. Rhine Maidens is an amazing tour de [orce." -Diane Johnson Rhine Maidens is beautifully a written novel about an emotional legacy passed from parent to child, a failure of love that both divides and unites women of two generations. At twenty, Grace had a 20-inch waist, long auburn hair, a job in downtown Los Angeles, and all the world before her. She married a man she loved and was snpposed to live happily ever after, But her husband left her for another woman. Now in her sixties, she lives alone in a ,mall California town and lies awake at night listening to the sound of the oil wells, counting her disappointments and waiting for something else to go wrong. Garnet is one of Grate's disappointments and has spent much of her life trying to please--or at least pacify--her mother. She's a mother now herself, with a successful husband and a nice home in Brentwood. She shops at I. Magnin, gardens and plays bridge, takes courses at UCLA. She's happy. What happened to her mother eodd never happen to her. And then it does happen. Bhine Maidens is the story of two wo,rnen caught in a sexual history that passes from one generation to the next. Carolyn See captures with rare intimacy and insight the frustrations--and triumphs-of women struggling with the loss of love, and observes with an affectionate yet unflinching eye the casual Southern California life, past ld present, of which they are a part.

Rhinestone Cowboy: An Autobiography

by Tom Carter Glen Campbell

Glen Campbell was a country and pop music giant who kept the dark side of success at bay...or so he thought. Now, in collaboration with bestselling co-author Tom Carter, he reveals the uncensored story of his harrowing drug-and-alcohol-laden journey to hell and back.

The Rhinestone Sisterhood: A Journey Through Small-Town America, One Tiara at a Time

by David Valdes Greenwood

Exuberant and bighearted, "The Rhinestone Sisterhood" takes readers deep into the world of small-town festival queens to capture the true story of four sisters of the sash and their quest to win the ultimate crown.

Rhino

by Sheila S. Klass

Annie hates her nose and decides that plastic surgery may be just the answer.

The Rhino with Glue-On Shoes

by Ted Y. Mashima Lucy H. Spelman

A moray eel diagnosed with anorexia... A herd of bison whose only hope is a crusading female doctor from Paris... A vet desperately trying to save an orphaned whale by unraveling the mystery of her mother's death... This fascinating book offers a rare glimpse into the world of wild animals and the doctors who care for them. Here pioneering zoological veterinarians--men and women on the cutting edge of a new medical frontier--tell real-life tales of daring procedures for patients weighing tons or ounces, treating symptoms ranging from broken bones to a broken heart, and life-and-death dramas that will forever change the way you think about wild animals and the bonds we share with them. At once heart-quickening and clinically fascinating, the stories in this remarkable collection represent some of the most moving and unusual cases ever taken on by zoological vets. A chronicle of discovery, compassion, and cutting-edge medicine, The Rhino with Glue-on Shoes is must reading for animal lovers, science buffs, and anyone who loves a well-told tale.

Rhinoceros (Nature's Children)

by Merebeth Switzer

Did you know... That rhino horns never stop growing; That their calves are able to get up and run hours after birth; and that there are two types of rhino who have two horns. Learn more about these exciting creatures in this book.

Rhio's Dancer (Novella)

by Denise Rossetti

Danger and desire become one in Denise Rossetti's "hot, steamy, sexy, and downright yummy" (Fresh Fiction) novella of a soldier who crosses the line into the most forbidden territory of all... A battle-scarred veteran of love and war, Captain Rhio of the Queen's Guard has never met a woman as fierce, as fascinating, as the foreign slave dancer, Amae. Her Dance of the Battle Maiden is so scandalous the captain has to quell a riot at Her Majesty's very proper reception for the Trinitarian ambassador. Fortunately, he's accustomed to taking command. Everything male in Rhio is aroused and challenged by Amae's untamed spirit. Despite his suspicions about her, he can't resist taking a single night to lose himself in her dark wild beauty. The dancer has the heart of a warrior and a nefarious purpose she won't disclose. She's up to her pretty little neck in political intrigue, treachery and murder, but for some stupid reason, Rhio can't make himself walk away. Amae might just get him killed before they're through, but gods, what a glorious way to go! Includes a preview of The Dark Rose Rhio's Dancer previously appeared in Laced with Desire

Rhode Island Red

by Charlotte Carter

This New York noir tale of a saxophone-playing amateur detective takes some jazzy twists Saxophonist Nanette Hayes, a majestic five-foot-ten-inch Grace Jones lookalike with hot style, lives for the music of her jazz forebears. Self-taught Nan is no Charlie Parker, but she dreams big. She performs regularly--on the sidewalks of New York City. Not exactly the Village Vanguard, but it pays the bills in ways that her master's degree in French does not. Mostly, Nanette just tries to stay cool in the face of the worst kinds of hardship. Recently, this has taken the form of getting dumped--hard--by her live-in boyfriend, Walter. When her normally messy life is at its epic messiest, fellow street musician Sig walks up, and--after insulting her playing and narrowly missing being hit by a bus--changes everything. Out of nowhere, sixty grand that can't possibly be legit appears in Nan's sax. Suddenly she is contending with two grisly murders, a former lover who wants her back, a jazz-obsessed ex-con, and some scarifying cops who are trying to shake her down. Equal parts tough and romantic, Nanette uses her street-musician smarts and her New York City savvy to try to save her own skin and solve a musical mystery no less a legend than Bird himself.Rhode Island Red is the first book in the Nanette Hayes Mystery series.

Rhodes Scholars, Oxford, And The Creation Of An American Elite

by Thomas J. Schaeper Kathleen Schaeper

Each year thirty-two seniors at American universities are awarded Rhodes Scholarships, which entitle them to spend two or three years studying at the University of Oxford. The program, founded by the British colonialist and entrepreneur Cecil Rhodes and established in 1903, has become the world's most famous academic scholarship and has brought thousands of young Americans to study in England. Many of these later became national leaders in government, law, education, literature, and other fields. Among them were the politicians J. William Fulbright, Bill Bradley, and Bill Clinton; the public policy analysts Robert Reich and George Stephanopoulos; the writer Robert Penn Warren; the entertainer Kris Kristofferson; and the Supreme Court Justices Byron White and David Souter. Based on extensive research in published and unpublished documents and on hundreds of interviews, this book traces the history of the program and the stories of many individuals. In addition it addresses a host of questions such as: how important was the Oxford experience for the individual scholars? To what extent has the program created an old-boy (-girl since 1976) network that propels its members to success? How many Rhodes Scholars have cracked under the strain and failed to live up to expectations? How have the Americans coped with life in Oxford and what have they thought of Britain in general? Beyond the history of the program and the individuals involved, this book also offers a valuable examination of the American-British cultural encounter.

Rhodesian Ridgeback

by Jennifer Aftanas Ann Chamberlain

The experts at Kennel Club Books present the world's largest series of breed-specific canine care books. Each critically acclaimed Comprehensive Owner's Guide covers everything from breed standards to behavior, from training to health and nutrition. With nearly 200 titles in print, this series is sure to please the fancier of even the rarest breed!

Rhyme and Punishment: Adventures in Wordplay

by Brian P. Cleary

What is a PUN? A pun is a little verbal joke--a "twist" or a "play" on words. The simplest puns sound like a word of similar pronunciation but different spelling. When people realize that the word can be heard or understood in two different ways, it makes them laugh and sometimes roll their eyes and groan, as in this on

The Rhyme Bible

by L J Sattgast

Everyone's most favorite Bible stories in Rhyme. Very entertaining.

Rhyme's Reason: A Guide to English Verse (3rd edition)

by John Hollander

In his classic text, Rhyme's Reason, the distinguished poet and critic John Hollander surveys the schemes, patterns, and forms of English verse, illustrating each variation with an original and witty self-descriptive example.

Rhymes with Cupid

by Anna Humphrey

Goodman's Gifts & Stationery Store February 14 Cashier: Elyse 3 boxes of heart-shaped chocolate . . . $12.00 Chocolate is the only good thing about this nauseating holiday. 4 containers of candy hearts . . . $5.00 Ever since my ex cheated on me, I've sworn off love. Too bad my new neighbor Patrick didn't get the memo. 1 Valentine's Day card . . . $4.50 I'm not interested. Although, he is pretty cute. And sweet. And funny. 1 singing Cupid doll (promotional item) . . . $0.00 Stupid Cupid! Point your arrows at someone else. . . . Subtotal . . . $21.50 It's going to be a complicated Valentine's Day.

Rhymes With Love Collection #1

by Elizabeth Boyle

Includes: <P> Along Came a Duke: "A young lady with a fortune is subject to all sorts of untoward attentions by the worst sort of vagrants." -- Aunt Allegra. A lesson Tabitha Timmons, a penniless spinster, has never needed to heed. That is, until she is left a vast fortune payable only upon her marriage to the very respectable Mr. Barkworth--a match that offers little chance of discovering exactly what her aunt means by "untoward attentions."<P> And the Miss Ran Away With the Rake: Daphne Dale never could have imagined that when she answered an advertisement in the newspaper that she would find true love. Now she has the opportunity to meet her unknown suitor, but it means traveling to Tabitha's wedding, and into the heart of her family's sworn enemies. Everyone knows the Seldons are terrible rakes and bounders, but Daphne will risk anything to gain the happiness she is certain is right around the corner.<P> Have You Any Rogues?: The Seldons and Dales have been mortal enemies for centuries, but that hasn't stopped the roguish Crispin, Viscount Dale and the impetuous Lady Henrietta Seldon from waging their own battle ... of the heart. Every stray glance, every chance encounter threatens to reveal the secret passion that keeps drawing them together.<P> If Wishes Were Earls: Harriet Hathaway has loved only one man her entire life: the Earl of Roxley. But when he ignores her at a ball, she takes rather desperate steps to catch his eye and her plans find her ruined and without any hope of gaining Roxley's heart. So it is much to her amazement when Roxley proposes marriage to save her from ruin. But Roxley's proposal isn't quite on the up and up and when she finds out she's just another piece in one of his plots and japes, she vows revenge.

Rhymes With Prey

by Jeffery Deaver John Sandford

In this short story from the thrilling anthology FaceOff, bestselling authors Jeffery Deaver and John Sandford--along with their popular series characters Lincoln Rhyme and Lucas Davenport--team up for the first time ever.The last time Lucas Davenport traveled from his home in Minnesota to New York City, it was to help his friend, NYPD detective Lily Rothenburg, catch a serial killer who was terrorizing the streets of Manhattan. So it's no surprise that Lily would ask him back to consult on another difficult case--this time, one she can't trust to her fellow NYC cops. Teaming up with New York's finest forensic mind, the irascible and brilliant Lincoln Rhyme, and Lincoln's partner Amelia Sachs, they set out to investigate the deaths of four young women, all illegal Mexicans, all of whom seem to be connected to the drug trade. The problem is: the killings may not be cartel hits--they may be carried out by corrupt cops looking to get information, and then silence the source. Or, as the veteran investigators will soon discover, they could be dealing with a very different kind of killer--and to draw him out, Lily and Amelia will have to pose as bait. For more exciting pairs, check out all eleven short stories in FaceOff!

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