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Being a Historian: An Introduction to the Professional World of History

by James M. Banner Jr.

Considers what aspiring and mature historians need to know about the discipline of history in the United States today.

Being a WriterTM [Grade 4] Student Skill Practice Book

by Developmental Studies Center Staff

This component provides students with additional one-page practice activities for each of the mini-lessons in the Skill Practice Teaching Guide for Grade 4. These practice activities are modeled after and are similar to the activity used by the teacher in the minilesson. Consumable.

Being a WriterTM [Grade 4] Student Writing Handbook

by Developmental Studies Center Staff

The handbook is an interactive, dynamic Grade 4 student tool that supports each weekÕs lessons with genre excerpts that are used for the development of writing conventions and skills. Consumable.

Being Amber

by Sylvia Ryan

Both danger and sex are inescapable in the Amber Zone. Jaci Harmon was born a Sapphire, but after she's summoned to receive her final designation, the testing reveals she carries a gene slated for eradication. Within a day, she's sterilized and dumped in the Amber Zone, where the damaged are corralled away from the rest of New Atlanta. Scared and alone, Jaci would rather die than face her future as an Amber. Born in the Amber Zone, Xander Dimos is a product of a lifetime spent under the oppression of the Repopulation Laws. Decades of suffering have taught the Ambers to make the zone a place where touch, sex, and unconditional acceptance ease the pain of their fate. Jaci has a lot to learn about her new home, and it's Xander's responsibility to guide her through the differences and the dangers safely. With the simmering undercurrents of sexual chemistry growing between them, and in the midst of discovering the Gov's true motives, Jaci and Xander must overcome his secret and accept their love as undeniable...even if the time allotted to share it is short. CONTENT WARNING: This title contains explicit sex, graphic language, ménage a trios, use of sex toys, and anal sex. A Lyrical Press Science Fiction Romance

Being Amber

by Sylvia Ryan

New Atlanita, #1 Both danger and sex are inescapable in the Amber Zone. Jaci Harmon was born a Sapphire, but after she's summoned to receive her final designation, the testing reveals she carries a gene slated for eradication. Within a day, she's sterilized and dumped in the Amber Zone, where the damaged are corralled away from the rest of New Atlanta. Scared and alone, Jaci would rather die than face her future as an Amber. Born in the Amber Zone, Xander Dimos is a product of a lifetime spent under the oppression of the Repopulation Laws. Decades of suffering have taught the Ambers to make the zone a place where touch, sex, and unconditional acceptance ease the pain of their fate. Jaci has a lot to learn about her new home, and it's Xander's responsibility to guide her through the differences and the dangers safely. With the simmering undercurrents of sexual chemistry growing between them, and in the midst of discovering the Gov's true motives, Jaci and Xander must overcome his secret and accept their love as undeniable...even if the time allotted to share it is short. CONTENT WARNING: This title contains explicit sex, graphic language, menage a trios, use of sex toys, and anal sex.70,333 Words

Being and Ambiguity: Philosophical Experiments with Tiantai Buddhism

by Brook Ziporyn

Being and Ambiguity is a brilliant work of philosophy, filled with insights, jokes, and topical examples. <P><P>Professor Ziporyn draws on the works of such Western thinkers as Wittgenstein, Nietzsche, Freud, Sartre, and Hegel, but develops his main argument from Tiantai school of Chinese Buddhism. This important work introduces Tiantai Buddhism to the reader and demonstrates its relevance to profound philosophical issues.Ziporyn argues that we can make both of the claims below simultaneously:This book is about everything. It contains the answers to all philosophical problems which ever shall exist. This book is all claptrap. It is completely devoid of objective validity of any kind.These claims are not contradictory. Rather, they state the same thing in two different ways. To be objective truth is to be subjective claptrap, and vise versa. All interchanges of any kind - conversations, daydreams, sensations - are not only about something but also about everything.Thus, this book concerns itself with no less than the nature of what is and what it means for something to be what it is. It provides a new approach to the basic Western philosophical and psychological issues of identity, determinacy, being, desire, boredom, addiction, love and truth.ems identified, investigated, and resolved-resolved at least in a manner that measures up to the title: Being and Amibguity. But whether it's being or non-being that bothers you, this book has your number, your 'social security' number to be exact, since one of the subtle charms (terrors?) of this book is its commitment to drive philosophy through the carwash of mundane reality, soaking the big German/Buddhist topics in the hot-again-cold-again Real of being-for-the-Other, and the numberless other harrowing tasks that normal life requires. A must read for anyone interested in metaphysical sodomy."-Alan Cole, Author of Text as Father: Paternal Seductions in Early Mahayana Buddhist Literature"Ziporyn carries out an audacious though experiment whose starting point lies in the classical Tiantai idea that being is fundamentally ambiguous. If this idea is valid, he argues, then no philosophical statement can be profound without being vapid. Fully embracing this implication, Ziporyn leads the reader on a fascinating adventure in which Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Freud, Heidegger, and many others are seen through the lens of Neo-Tiantai ethics."-Andrew Cutrofello, Author of The Owl at Dawn: A Sequel to Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit

Being and Caring: A Psychology For Living (2nd edition)

by Victor Daniels Laurence J. Horowitz

Practical information and skills for better living! This highly regarded edition synthesizes the psychological wisdom of such notable writers as Freud, Rogers, Perls, Jung, Skinner, and Reich as it offers students an approach that involves the systematic development of each part of the personality. Readers of Being and Caring will find ways to move beyond limiting attitudes and assumptions, use inner resources more effectively, make outer relationships more rewarding, and live their lives more consciously than before. Being and Caring speaks directly to the reader's past, present, and future life. Instead of talking about issues, it penetrates to the heart of readers' concerns about them. Rather than presenting knowledge that is here today but gone after the exam, it provides practical information and skills that can be put to immediate use. Through its exercises, it provides an ongoing workshop in learning to confront dilemmas of existence that every person faces. Being and Caring both informs and demystifies. What others have stated in complicated ways, Daniels and Horowitz say simply and directly. Students will appreciate the authors' warm, personal tone, the clear and sharp writing, and the coherent organization.

Being and God: A Systematic Approach in Confrontation with Martin Heidegger, Emmanuel Levinas, and Jean-Luc Marion

by Alan White Lorenz B. Puntel

Being and God argues that defensible philosophical theorization concerning the topic "God" is both possible and necessary within the framework of an adequate systematic philosophy--which must include a theory of Being--but is not possible in the absence of such a framework. The book provides critiques of philosophical approaches to this topic that have not relied on such frameworks; targets include the most important and influential treatments presented by historical, contemporary analytic, and contemporary continental philosophers. The book also further develops the systematic framework presented in Puntel's Structure and Being (2008), extending a line of argumentation to show that the absolutely necessary dimension of Being is, when more fully explicated, appropriately named "God."

Being and Nothingness

by Jean-Paul Sartre

A philosophical classic and major cornerstone of modern existentialism often criticized and all-too-rarely understood, the philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre encompasses the dilemmas and aspirations of the individual in contemporary society. Being and Nothingness contains all the basic tenets of his thought, as well as all its more intricate details. A work of inherent force and epic scope, it provides a vivid analysis for all who would understand one of the most influential philosophic movements of any age, and makes clear why The New York Times hailed Sartre's masterpiece as "a philosophy to be reckoned with, both for its own intrinsic power and as a profound symptom of our time. " Hazel E. Barnes has translated and provided an introduction and notes.

Being and Truth

by Martin Heidegger Gregory Fried Richard Polt

In these lectures, delivered in 1933-1934 while he was Rector of the University of Freiburg and an active supporter of the National Socialist regime, Martin Heidegger addresses the history of metaphysics and the notion of truth from Heraclitus to Hegel. First published in German in 2001, these two lecture courses offer a sustained encounter with Heidegger's thinking during a period when he attempted to give expression to his highest ambitions for a philosophy engaged with politics and the world. While the lectures are strongly nationalistic and celebrate the revolutionary spirit of the time, they also attack theories of racial supremacy in an attempt to stake out a distinctively Heideggerian understanding of what it means to be a people. This careful translation offers valuable insight into Heidegger's views on language, truth, animality, and life, as well as his political thought and activity.

Being Arab

by Robert Fisk Samir Kassir Will Hobson

In the years before his assassination in 2005, Samir Kassir became one of Lebanon's foremost public intellectuals, a fearless critic of tyranny and an inspiring advocate of democracy. In Being Arab, his last book, he calls on the peoples of the Middle East to reject both Western double standards and Islamism in order to take the future of the region into their own hands. With the Arab Spring, millions have now answered that call.

Being Bindy

by Alyssa Brugman

Eighth grade is torture-at least it is for Bindy! (1) Her best friend since kindergarten becomes her worst enemy. (2) She's stuck taking yoga in sports ed, where she unleashes the Very Bad Thing that gets the whole school talking. (3) She suffers total humiliation when certain unmentionables are tossed around at assembly. What's more, Bindy's divorced parents are behaving badly. (1) Her laid-back father looks like he's falling for-could it be?- none other than her ex-best friend's mother. Which means that . . . (2) . . . Bindy's worst enemy might just end up as her sister! (3) Her domineering mom always wants Bindy to do things her way. Enough is enough! To survive the drama in her life, Bindy must make some tough decisions in this funny, searching novel about being true to yourself.

Being Black

by Angel Kyodo Williams

Being Black has gained an enthusiastic following in African American and Zen communities. Angel Kyodo Williams shows black Americans how to develop a "warrior-spirit" of truth and responsibility that can lead to happiness and personal transformation. The principles and tools she offers provide a framework for addressing the African American community's unique worries, hopes, challenges, and expectations. Williams uses an eloquent, hip, and honest approach to share personal stories, time-tested teachings, and simple guidelines that invite readers of all faiths to discover how to step into the freedom of a life lived with fearlessness, grace, and fluidity.

Being Black, Living in the Red: Race, Wealth, and Social Policy in America

by Dalton Conley

Being Black, Living in the Red demonstrates that many differences between blacks and whites stem not from race but from economic inequalities that have accumulated over the course of American history. Property ownership--as measured by net worth--reflects this legacy of economic oppression. The racial discrepancy in wealth holdings leads to advantages for whites in the form of better schools, more desirable residences, higher wages, and more opportunities to save, invest, and thereby further their economic advantages. A new afterword by the author summarizes Conley's recent research on racial differences in wealth mobility and security and discusses potential policy solutions to the racial asset gap and America's low savings rate more generally.

Being Black Teaching Black

by Nancy Lynne Westfield

the challenge of deep conversation

Being Both

by Susan Katz Miller

A book on the growing number of interfaith families raising children in two religions Susan Katz Miller grew up with a Jewish father and Christian mother, and was raised Jewish. Now in an interfaith marriage herself, she is a leader in the growing movement of families electing to raise children in both religions, rather than in one religion or the other (or without religion). Miller draws on original surveys and interviews with parents, students, teachers, and clergy, as well as on her own journey, in chronicling this grassroots movement. Being Both is a book for couples and families considering this pathway, and for the clergy and extended family who want to support them. Miller offers inspiration and reassurance for parents exploring the unique benefits and challenges of dual-faith education, and she rebuts many of the common myths about raising children with two faiths. Being Both heralds a new America of inevitable racial, ethnic, and religious intermarriage, and asks couples who choose both religions to celebrate this decision.

Being Busted

by Leslie A. Fiedler

Our disregard of civil rights.

Being Catholic Now

by Kerry Kennedy

For Kerry Kennedy, who grew up in a devoutly Catholic household coping with great loss, her family's faith was a constant source of strength and solace. As an adult, she came to question some of the attitudes and teachings of the Catholic Church while remaining an impassioned believer in its role as a defender of the poor and oppressed. "Generations ago," says Kennedy, "the search for spirituality came predefined and prepackaged. [The Church] not only gave us all the answers, it even gave us the questions to ask. " Now many of the old certainties are being reexamined. In an attempt to convey this sea change, Kennedy asked thirty-seven American Catholics to speak candidly about their own faith--whether lost, recovered, or deepened--and about their feelings regarding the way the Church hierarchy is moving forward. The voices included here range from respectful to reproachful and from appreciative to angry. Speaking their minds are businesspeople, actors and entertainers, educators, journalists, politicians, union leaders, nuns, priests--even a cardinal. Some love the Church; some feel intensely that the Church wronged them. All have an illuminating insight or perspective. Kerry Kennedy herself speaks of the joy of growing up as one of Robert and Ethel Kennedy's eleven children, of the tragedies that eventually befell her family, and of how religion was deeply woven through good times and bad. Journalist Andrew Sullivan talks about reconciling his devout Catholicism with the Church's condemnation of his identity as a gay man. TV newswoman Cokie Roberts recalls the nuns who taught her and "took girls seriously when nobody else did. " Comedian Bill Maher declares, "I hate religion. It's the worst thing in the world"--and goes on to defend his bold assertion. Writer Anna Quindlen depicts a common parental challenge: passing along traditions and values to a younger generation sometimes deaf to spiritual messages. Through these and many other voices that speak not only to Catholics but to all of us,Being Catholic Nowredefines an ancient institution in the most contemporary of terms. From Being Catholic Now "When my mom asked if I wanted to be a nun, I said I'd rather be a priest. . . . The nuns were always wonderful, but the power was with the priest. " --Nancy Pelosi "There are aspects of studying the saints, with the candles, incense, and Latin Masses and some of the pageantry of the Church that, as an American historian, make me feel part of a larger wave of history. That it's not a newfangled religion, which some people get great solace from. I feel that I'm connected to places. " --Douglas Brinkley "Faith isn't like picking courses off a menu. It's a journey, and it's a path. If your path and journey have been within one structure your entire life, then simply leaving isn't an option. " --Andrew Sullivan "Why stay Catholic? Because the hierarchy is not the Church. . . . We [the people of God] are the Church. They can't take that away from us. " --Cokie Roberts "I was told very early on by the nuns that I had an 'overabundance of original sin. ' I was a quiet kid, but I was curious. I asked the wrong questions. " --Susan Sarandon "I don't believe you can be authentically Catholic without being committed to the social doctrine of the Church. When I was in grammar school, we had these little boxes to help the poor. That was good, but that is half of it. The other half is to find out why there are so many poor people and how we can do so

Being Committed

by Anna Maxted

A hopeless unromantic gets a crash course in love in the fourth hilarious novel from bestselling author Anna Maxted After her disaster of a marriage ends when she is just twenty, Hannah is convinced you have to be out of your mind (or desperate) to tie the knot. And life without a husband at thirty-one is just fine, thank you very much. She has a steady job working as a private investigator (albeit a mediocre one); a devoted boyfriend of five years, Jason; and a wonderful relationship with her dad (it's a shame her mother is such a lost cause). Then, on a romantic weekend retreat to a faux-ancient castle, Jason proposes marriage, leaving Hannah with no choice but the obvious: to turn him down cold. Much to her horror, four weeks later, Jason becomes engaged to his next-door neighbor, a fine baker and "proficient seamstress." Has Hannah blown her last chance at a solid relationship as her family claims? Jason agrees to give her another chance -- but only if she meets his terms, among them a promise to dust off the many skeletons in her closet. Brimming with her characteristic blend of humor and heartache, Anna Maxted's Being Committed is a perceptive look at intimacy (and its substitutes), commitment phobia, and the power others have over us.

Being Consumed: Economics and Christian Desire

by William T. Cavanaugh

Should Christians be for or against the free market? For or against globalization? How are we to live in a world of scarcity? William Cavanaugh uses Christian resources to incisively address basic economic matters - the free market, consumer culture, globalization, and scarcity - arguing that we should not just accept these as givens but should instead change the terms of the debate. Among other things, Cavanaugh discusses how God, in the Eucharist, forms us to consume and be consumed rightly. Examining pathologies of desire in contemporary "free market" economies, Being Consumed puts forth a positive and inspiring vision of how the body of Christ can engage in economic alternatives. At every turn, Cavanaugh illustrates his theological analysis with concrete examples of Christian economic practices.

Being Dead

by Vivian Vande Velde

A sixteen-year-old will give anything to be with her true love--even though he died two hundred years ago. . . . A sopping-wet little dead girl stalks a teen who had nothing to do with her death--honest! . . . A heartless man dances with his wife--after she's passed away.From the hilarious to the horrific, master storyteller Vivian Vande Velde explores the world of the dead--and the undead--in this surprisingly moving collection of unnerving tales.

Being Dead: Stories

by Vivian Vande Velde

What happens when a sixteen-year-old girl falls in love with a two hundred-year-old ghost? Or when a newly dead boy gets robbed by his unscrupulous boss? Or when a heartless man finally agrees to dance with his wife ... after she's passed away? Vivian Vande Velde explores the world of the dead--and the undead--in this surprisingly moving collection of unnerving tales.

Being Different : An Indian Challenge to Western Universalism

by Rajiv Malhotra

In this book the author highlights that while unique historical revelations are the basis for Western religions, dharma emphasizes self-realization in the body here and now.

Being Different: Lambda Youths Speak Out

by Larry Dane Brimner

The lives of gay, lesbian, and bisexual youths are too often veiled in secrecy and fear. This book gives voice to that invisible community as youths speak out about their fears, relationships, hopes, and expectations. Their narratives are tied together with Mr. Brimner's own experiences and sensitive commentary.

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