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America Narrative History Volume One Package

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American Constitutional Law 2 Volume Set

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Both volumes have been fully revised to include nineteen new cases. Provides a comprehensive account of the nation's defining document, examining how its provisions were originally understood by those who drafted and ratified it, and how they have since been interpreted by the Supreme Court, Congress, the President, lower federal courts, and state judiciaries. Clear and accessible chapter introductions and a careful balance between classic and recent cases provide students with a sense of how the law has been understood and construed over the years.

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August 2, 2016

Before & After How to Design Cool Stuff

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Before and After magazine's focus on clarity, simplicity, and elegance has won it legions of fans--fans who will welcome this second volume of the definitive Before and After Page Design by John McWade. Truly an icon of the graphic design community, his insistence on approaching design not as mere decoration but as an essential form of communication is vividly apparent in this cohesive primer on page design and layout. And you could not hope for a better, more qualified teacher. McWade shows readers how to arrange and present information using today's powerful graphics tools. Readers will learn how to design single-page and multi-page documents, brochures, and ads; why one typeface works better than another; and much more. Best of all, they'll discover how to think visually transforming the images in their heads into something that communicates effectively on the page.
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November 1, 2009

Big Book of Science Fiction

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Quite possibly the greatest science fiction collection of all time--past, present, and future!

What if life was neverending? What if you could change your body to adapt to an alien ecology? What if the pope were a robot? Spanning galaxies and millennia, this must-have anthology showcases classic contributions from H. G. Wells, Arthur C. Clarke, Octavia E. Butler, and Kurt Vonnegut, alongside a century of the eccentrics, rebels, and visionaries who have inspired generations of readers. Within its pages, you'll find beloved worlds of space opera, hard SF, cyberpunk, the New Wave, and more. Learn about the secret history of science fiction, from titans of literature who also wrote SF to less well-known authors from more than twenty-five countries, some never before translated into English. In The Big Book of Science Fiction, literary power couple Ann and Jeff VanderMeer transport readers from Mars to Mechanopolis, planet Earth to parts unknown. Immerse yourself in the genre that predicted electric cars, space tourism, and smartphones. Sit back, buckle up, and dial in the coordinates, as this stellar anthology has got worlds within worlds.

Including:
- Legendary tales from Isaac Asimov and Ursula K. Le Guin
- An unearthed sci-fi story from W. E. B. Du Bois
- The first publication of the work of cybernetic visionary David R. Bunch in twenty years
- A rare and brilliant novella by Chinese international sensation Cixin Liu

Plus:
- Aliens!
- Space battles!
- Robots!
- Technology gone wrong!
- Technology gone right!

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July 12, 2016

Bird by Bird Some Instructions on Writing & Life

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"Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he'd had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my brother's shoulder, and said, 'Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.'"

"Superb writing advice... hilarious, helpful and provocative." -- "New York Times Book Review."

"A warm, generous and hilarious guide through the writer's world and its treacherous swamps." -- "Los Angeles Times."

"A gift to all of us mortals who write or ever wanted to write... sidesplittingly funny, patiently wise and alternately cranky and kind -- a reveille to get off our duffs and start writing "now," while we still can." -- "Seattle Times."

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September 1, 1995

Birth of the Modern World 1780-1914 Global Connections & Comparisons

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This thematic history of the world from 1780 to the onset of theFirst World War reveals that the world was far more'globalised' at this time than is commonly thought.

  • Explores previously neglected sets of connections in worldhistory.
  • Reveals that the world was far more 'globalised', even at the beginning of this period, than is commonlythought.
  • Sketches the 'ripple effects' of world crises suchas the European revolutions and the American Civil War.
  • Shows how events in Asia, Africa and South America impacted onthe world as a whole.
  • Considers the great themes of the nineteenth-century world, including the rise of the modern state, industrialisation andliberalism.
  • Challenges and complements the regional and national approacheswhich have traditionally dominated history teaching andwriting.
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    9780631236160
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    December 2, 2003

    Book on Writing the Ultimate Guide to Writing Well

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    You're going to love the way Paula LaRocque teaches in The Book on Writing. A celebrated writing coach with a sense of humor and a gentle touch, she's also a master writer herself with a long and distinguished career in both teaching and practicing the art of writing.

    The Book on Writing contains 25 chapters in three sections:

    - A dozen essential but easy-to-apply guidelines to good writing, from the importance of clarity to the value of a conversational tone. Paula LaRocque believes learning is easier and more successful when we are not only told but also shown. So her Book on Writing is chockfull of actual writing examples that supplement and illustrate principles that apply as naturally to fiction as they do to nonfiction.

    - How to tell a story-from building suspense, to effective description, to the uses of metaphor and literary devices. Paula LaRocque also deals with the narrative "engine" and the value of the archetype in plotting and characterization-as well as with pace and speed and leveling what she terms writing's "speedbumps."

    - A clear and concise handbook that deals with common problems in grammar, usage, punctuation, and style-the kind of problems that often trouble even wordsmiths. The handbook also debunks pesky language "rules" that are actually myths.

    The Book on Writing is one-stop shopping for writers. Read it once, and you'll be a better writer. Read it often, and you'll be among the best.
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    9780989236706
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    May 14, 2013

    Case Study Research & Applications 6th Edition Design & Methods

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    Earlier editions called: Case study research: design and methods.
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    November 3, 2017

    Complete Guide to Academic Stardom

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    Be a College Achiever: The Complete Guide to Academic Stardom delivers the key that finally cracks the college-success code. With the college costs increasing yearly, students and parents must protect this major investment of time, energy, and money. College and college-bound students now can learn how to plan for and complete an ideal college education - and one that leaves them with valuable options and opportunities upon graduation.
    Be a College Achiever is a start-to-finish, goal-oriented "College 101" handbook. Chapters cover such diverse topics as goal-setting, picking and "lasting" in a major, courses not to place out of, test taking, preventing and handling academic problems, distance learning, structuring and composing essays, and study-abroad options.
    The book concludes with a section devoted entirely to college-level nationally competitive scholarships. These scholarships, many described in detail, can enable scholarship winners to pay for the final years of their college education and to help them finance post-graduate professional school education. Any student can learn from the book's step-by-step insider instructions for finding, applying for, and interviewing for prestigious scholarships.
    Be a College Achiever incorporates interviews and discussions with national scholarship winners (many of whom were personally coached by the author, Dr. James Duban). These exemplary college achievers include Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, Goldwater, Madison, Rotary, National Science Foundation, and Hispanic Scholarship Fund winners, among many others. Dr. Duban straightforwardly sets out the tried-and-true strategies for achieving the highest levels of academic success.
    Beyond helping undergraduates set specific goals, Be a College Achiever shows students how to accomplish those goals. Along with a systematic guide to studying and test-taking in the humanities and the sciences, the book demonstrates how to research, compose, and edit college essays and research papers. Add to that the down-to-earth chapters on ways of developing mentoring relationships with professors and why it is so vital for students to engage in research at the earliest opportunity. Few students who enter college realize that, beyond high grades, research experiences will dictate the course of their future letters of recommendation and post-baccalaureate options.
    This book provides a philosophy of education along with proven strategies that will take students from their freshman year through the beginning of their professional lives. Be a College Achiever is a "must read" for college and college-bound students, as well as parents, high-school guidance counselors, private-school principals, and persons charged with securing higher college retention and achievement rates.
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    9781412047463
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    August 23, 2005

    Complete Guide to Writing & Selling the Christian Novel

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    Dr. Stokes takes you through every step of the creative process, from plot development and characterization to editing and revision. And, with her expert advice on the Christian literary market, you'll be able to submit your work. But what's more, you'll learn to craft beautiful, inspiring fiction that touches the hearts and imaginations of your readers.
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    9781582972688
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    February 1, 1998

    Contemporary Linguistics Study Guide 4th Edition

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    Contemporary Linguistics offer integrated and comprehensive coverage of linguistics written by experts in the field -- from phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics to cross-curricular topics such as sociolinguistics and psycholinguistics and prepares students for further work in linguistics. Its lucid and direct writing style makes even complex concepts easy to grasp, while the extensive apparatus helps students master the course material.
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    9780312397104
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    November 26, 2001

    Conversations with American Writers

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    For years, Dale Brown has interviewed American writers, listening particularly for what they have to say about -wrestling with the sacred- in their writing. In this book, a follow-up to his earlier collection, Of Fiction and Faith, Brown gives readers the opportunity to listen in on his thoughtful conversations with ten contemporary writers.While many of these authors shy away from being labeled -Christian- writers, they all have much truth to tell through their work as they struggle with expressing both faith and doubt. The conversations recorded here offer a fresh dialogue on the power of art to sustain faith in unexpected ways.Interviews with: Eleanor Taylor Bland, David James Duncan, Terence Faherty, Ernest Gaines, Philip Gulley, Ron Hansen, Silas House, Jan Karon, Sheri Reynolds, Lee Smith.
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    9780802862280
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    April 14, 2008