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Striking in its imagery, its history, and its breathtaking scope, Latin American fiction has finally come into its own throughout the world. Collected in this brilliant volume are thirty-five of the finest writers of this century, including: Jorge Luis Borges Carlos Fuentes Julio Cortazar Miguel Angel Asturias Gabriel Garcia Marquez Jorge Amado Octavio Paz Juan Bosch Jose Donoso Horacio Quiroga Mario Vargas Llosa Abelardo Castillo Guillermo Cabrera Infante And many more.
Contemporary Living explores the issues facing students and provides the information needed to make wise decisions. The text addresses topics such as personal development, relationships with family and friends, career options, healthful living, relating to peers, dealing with family crises,and managing family living. Students gain critical-thinking skills while they learn about alternatives to different situations so they can make the best choices for themselves.
With this new edition, Contemporary Living will continue to be a leading text and popular choice by teachers. This text provides an objective, sensitive presentation of contemporary issues facing today's students. Students will study their development as individuals and family members and learn to identify the attitudes, values, standards, and goals that will influence their decision making. Many new topics have been added to update text content, along with 125 new illustrations.<BR>-- New topics include using the management process; making a career plan; teamwork skills; and strategies for job success.<BR>-- More information is provided on lifespan development, including young adulthood, as well as child guidance techniques.<BR>-- Technology applications have been added throughout, such as using the Internet to find jobs and shopping online.<BR>-- A new end-of-chapter feature called "To Think About" involves topics, questions, and activities requiring critical thinking.
- Added content on early brain development, SIDS, and child guidance techniques. - New topics include using the management process; making a career plan; teamwork skills; strategies for job success; and life span development.
Four sexy stories from the hottest names in gay romantic fiction<P>. Icecapade by Josh Lanyon: Ten years ago, diamond thief Noel Snow seduced FBI special agent Robert Cuffe, then fled into the dawn. Now a successful novelist, Noel has never forgotten the handsome lawman. But when Robert shows up at Noel's farm, elation quickly turns to alarm--he accuses Noel of masterminding recent heists. An innocent Noel can't resist planning a second seduction...but wonders if he can stay out of jail long enough to see it through.<P> Men of Smithfield: Mark and Tony by L.B. Gregg: Coming home from work to find my boyfriend banging our landlord was bad enough. Discovering he had also cleaned out my bank accounts made it officially the worst day of my life. I think I can be forgiven for wanting revenge. Fortunately, the law is on my side in the form of sexy trooper Tony Gervase. He's always said he isn't interested in me in that way, but the hot encounter in his kitchen just now tells me he's changed his mind...<P> Bending the Iron by Libby Drew: Michael feels trapped by having to keep his sexuality hidden, by his dead-end job, by family obligations. But everything changes when he meets Eric, a passionate museum curator. When Michael's curiosity gives way to intense attraction, Eric happily feels the same. But the truth is, Eric knows exactly what it is to be stuck in a bad situation, and his personal demons may ultimately hurt his connection with Michael.<P> First Time, Forever by KC Burn: Derrick and Trevor used to have an incredibly passionate relationship. Now that their son is off to college, they're working to put vanilla sex behind them--until Trevor begins to notice their age difference. When he chooses to keep his health issues and gray hairs down there to himself, Derrick assumes Trevor is having an affair. Though nothing could be further from the truth, how can Trevor prove he's desperate to reconnect with Derrick?
De Beer takes a three-part approach to each writer. She opens with an essay that explores the writer's apprenticeship and discusses her major works. Next, she interviews each writer to learn about her background, writing, and view of herself and others. Finally, de Beer offers selections from the writer's work that have not been previously published in English translation. Each section concludes with a complete bibliographic listing of the writer's works and their English translations. These essays, interviews, and selections vividly recreate the experience of being with the writer and sharing her work, hearing her tell about and evaluate herself, and reading the words she has written. The book will be rewarding reading for everyone who enjoys fine writing.
The Contemporary Middle East provides an accessible introduction to the region's most pressing concerns and enduring conflicts. It includes provocative contributions by an impressive array of leading scholars, journalists, and policy advisors. Contributors include notable academic authors Arthur Goldschmidt Jr., the late William L. Cleveland, Shibley Telhami, David W. Lesch, Bernard Reich, and Phebe Marr, complemented by selections from recent general-interest books by Marwan Bishara, Mark Perry, and Eugene Rogan among others. With twelve new chapters, the third edition is a probing examination of the current affairs of the Middle East. Its multiple readings on strategic pairings of topics (Israel and the Palestinians, Iraq and Iran, Egypt and Syria) illuminate the region's key issues from a variety of perspectives. Part- and chapter-opening summaries help establish background and context, and a new concluding chapter by Shibley Telhami, written specifically for this volume, candidly addresses fundamental questions about the United States and the Middle East today. Student resources include an annotated table of contents, a select bibliography, a glossary, brief biographies of notable persons, a chronology, and a summary of recent events, in addition to numerous maps.
The Contemporary Middle East provides an accessible introduction to the region's most pressing concerns and enduring conflicts. It includes provocative contributions by an impressive array of leading scholars, journalists, and policy advisors, as well as major addresses by President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Contributors include notable academic authors Arthur Goldschmidt Jr., William Cleveland, Colbert Held, Shibley Telhami, David Lesch, David E. Long, Bernard Reich, Samih Farsoun, and Phebe Marr, complemented by selections from recent general-interest books by Mark Matthews, Zake Chehab, Farnaz Fassihi, Michael Axworthy, Ali Ansari, and Lee Harris, among many others. With twenty new chapters and a new integrative opening essay by honored scholar Arthur Goldschmidt Jr., the second edition isa probing examination of the current affairs of the Middle East. Its multiple readings on strategic pairings of topics (Israel and Palestine, Iran and Iraq) illuminate the region's key issues from a variety of perspectives. Chapter-opening summaries help establish background and context, and a new concluding chapter by Shibley Telhami, written specifically for this volume, candidly addresses fundamental questions about the United States and the Middle East today. Student resources include an annotated table of contents, select bibliography, glossary, brief biographical register, and chronology, in addition to numerous maps.
More than any other contemporary moral problems reader, Contemporary Moral Arguments focuses on the key arguments that have provoked the most debate in recent ethical issues. The book opens with two introductory chapters on critical reasoning and moral theory, which provide the basis for understanding and analyzing the arguments in the subsequent issues chapters (chs. 3-12). In the conventional way, these readings on ethical issues are sorted into 10 topical chapters covering issues such as abortion, sex and marriage, terrorism and torture, economic justice, etc. But the readings within these chapters are organized unconventionally, by argument. Each argument is introduced by a briefing that sketches the argument, provides conceptual background for it, and reviews some of the main philosophical responses to it. After the briefing come two to four essays presenting the classic statement of the argument, critiques and defenses of it, and discussions of related debates.
"Contemporary Nutrition" is a complete and balanced resource for nutrition information written at a level non-science majors can understand. Completely revised and up-to-date with MyPlate, Healthy People 2020 and Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010, it provides the ideal balance of reliable nutrition information and practical consumer-oriented knowledge. With a friendly writing style, the authors act as the student's personal guide to dispelling common misconceptions and to gaining a solid foundation for making informed nutrition choices. "Contemporary Nutrition" emphasizes that a population consists of individuals with varying genetic and cultural backgrounds, and these individuals will have varying responses to diet. The knowledge gained from this text will allow students to personalize nutrition information and empower them to make better choices in their daily lives.
Joseph S. Roucek brings together theories from the major political movements of the twentieth century and guides readers through the waves of political change with approaches to Marxism, Communism, Colonialism, the Welfare State, and more. Joseph S. Roucek was a political theorist and author. He wrote or co-authored several books on education and politics including The Czechs and Slovaks in America, Behind the Iron Curtain, America's Ethnic Politics, and Slow Learner.
The Contemporary Reader contains captivating nonfiction to engage low-level readers while building important reading comprehension skills and vocabulary.
The purpose of this book is to provide readings for Creative Writing workshops. The short stories, poems, and plays included have been chosen because they illustrate certain specific aspects of the writer's craft.
Appropriate for master's and doctoral level students, as well as experienced clinicians who wish to learn about supervision, the text emphasizes system and relational thinking and intervention, while privileging the diversity of training system members, their realities, experiences, and interpretations of life.
The living voices of eleven leading Russian authors. Kristina Rotkirch's book presents the reader with an overview of contemporary Russian literature: Boris Akunin, Yuri Mamleev, Yevgeni Grishkovets, Eduard Limonov, Victor Pelevin, Lyudmila Petrushevskaya, Nina Sadur, Vladimir Sorokin, Lyudmila Ulitskaya, Ivan Shishkin, and Tatyana Tolstaya. The contrast in styles, life experiences, and outlooks lends it a width of perspective that few books can offer.
Compiles more than eighty scenes by such modern playwrights as Williams, Slade, Miller, Zindel, and Feiffer for two men, two women, and one man and one woman.
"Contemporary Sport Management, Fifth Edition" provides students with an overview of sport management by presenting extensive discussions of the foundational aspects of the profession and current topics from the field. The text also discusses the role of social media in revolutionizing the industry and the significance of sport as an international institution. Students will learn the relevance of legal, sociocultural, historical, political, and psychological concepts to the management of sport; the professional skills and attitudes of successful sport managers; and ways in which the globalization of sport continues to affect sport management professions. One of the top-selling textbooks in the field, the fifth edition retains many of its popular learning tools for students and also offers several key additions: - Social media sidebars in every chapter prepare future sport managers to confront some of the unique challenges and opportunities of this growing phenomenon. - Professional profiles containing a biography and Q&A allow students to gain realistic views into the roles of sport managers. - A retrospective from cofounding editor Janet Parks illustrating how the outstanding roster of contributors has been a hallmark of this title from the beginning. The text also contains a variety of updated learning tools, including international sidebars with associated activities, a timeline, ethics and critical thinking sections, a running glossary, chapter objectives, end-of-chapter reviews, and references to help students stay engaged with the material and understand key concepts and terms.
In this definitive collection of today's most influential learning theorists, sixteen world-renowned experts present their understanding of what learning is and how human learning takes place. Professor Knud Illeris has collected chapters that explain both the complex frameworks in which learning takes place and the specific facets of learning, such as the acquisition of learning content, personal development, and the cultural and social nature of learning processes. Each international expert provides either a seminal text or an entirely new précis of the conceptual framework they have developed over a lifetime of study. Elucidating the key concepts of learning, Contemporary Theories of Learning provides both the perfect desk reference and an ideal introduction for students. It will prove an authoritative guide for researchers and academics involved in the study of learning, and an invaluable resource for all those dealing with learning in daily life and work. It provides a detailed synthesis of current learning theories... all in the words of the theorists themselves. The theories of Knud Illeris Peter Jarvis Robert Kegan Yrjö Engeström Bente Elkjaer Jack Mezirow Howard Gardner Peter Alheit John Heron Mark Tennant Jerome Bruner Robin Usher Thomas Ziehe Jean Lave Etienne Wenger Danny Wildemeersch & Veerle Stroobants In their own words
Erectile dysfunction can affect all age groups. Numerous physical and emotional risk factors may contribute to the problem. These risk factors can range from chronic diseases and medications to psychological factors. In the U.S. alone, it has been estimated that 18 to 30 million men suffer from erectile dysfunction. This number has increased significantly as awareness of the disorder has heightened. Researchers and health care professionals now have a better understanding of what causes erectile dysfunction and the effective medications and non-medication treatments used to treat the condition. Comprehensive and state-of-the-art, Contemporary Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction: A Clinical Guide synthesizes the literature and covers all aspects of treating erectile dysfunction and other related male sexual dysfunctions. This invaluable title offers all physicians, residents, and fellows -- and even medical students and other health professionals such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants - an essential reference for enhancing diagnosis and treatment of this debilitating disorder.
Duiker's comprehensive, balanced history of the world in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries provides you with context for interpreting the events that you hear about in the news each day. You'll view history from the broader global perspective, while at the same time gaining insight into the distinct character of individual civilizations and regions. To ensure that you'll have a well-rounded understanding of the most decisive moments in recent times, Duiker integrates political, economic, social, and cultural history into a smoothly written narrative. The Fifth Edition text includes a special insert that guides you in using the text's many detailed maps and helps you learn how to make important connections between geography and the turn of historic events. Additional tools include timelines that highlight and contrast different cultures and nations--giving you an "at-a-glance," holistic perspective on eras and their defining events; photos from William Duiker's own collection for a closer, more personal look at the world we live in; and primary-source documents that illustrate and clarify key points.
American Civics and Government provides the framework students need for a strong understanding of the government of the United States. Each of the three branches of government are explored in depth, as are civil liberties and civil rights, public policy, state and local government, participatory government, and comparative political and economic systems. Student Text Engaging four-color design Unit openers with timelines and discussion questions Pre-reading strategies and introduction activities Reading and vocabulary support Small-group activities Writing activities Primary source documents Chapter summaries with review questions End of chapter skill builder
American History 1: before 1865covers America's story from its beginning through the end of the Civil War. 20 chapters in provide information about American history from economic, geographic, political, religious, technological, social, and cultural perspectives. Student Edition: Engaging four-color design Unit openers with timelines and discussion questions Pre-reading strategies and introduction activities Reading and vocabulary support Small-group activities Writing activities Primary source documents Chapter summaries with review questions End of chapter skill builder
American History 1covers America's story from its beginning through the end of the Civil War. American History 2begins with Reconstruction and the assassination of President Lincoln, and continues through the modern era. The 20 chapters in each book provide information about American history from economic, geographic, political, religious, technological, social, and cultural perspectives. Highlights: Incorporates the NCSS high school thematic strands Audio and Interactive activities - On the student CD, full audio and interactive activities help the student better comprehend the material, improving their ability to read in the content areas. Reading support - There is extensive attention paid to helping students improve their reading ability. The readability is controlled throughout the program. ELL support - Specific activities target the needs of the second language student Usability - The program is designed to be simple for teachers and students to use. The PDF form of all Teacher CD content makes it easy to print materials as needed. Engaging content - Our series is replete with illustrations, maps, photos and timelines. Value - The program offers a complete, four color social studies curriculum at a very competitive price. Flexibility - the program can be used by a variety of student types, including Adult Ed students.