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Every Book Its Reader: The Power of the Printed Word to Stir the World
Nicholas A. Basbanes
0060593237
November 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
As in A Gentle Madness and other books, syndicated columnist Basbanes again proves his fascination with the minutiae of bibliophilia, relating with relish how many volumes were in various famous readers' collections, who wrote in their margins, who kept commonplace books, and other book-related ephemera before getting to the heart of this book: his discussions with well-known readers of today. These include Harold Bloom on Shakespeare and the politicizing of literature in the academy; Helen Vendler on her experience of poetry from adolescence on; and the impressive Robert Coles on his literary relationships with writers such as William Carlos Williams and Walker Percy, as well as his own call to action for children around the world. This volume is like a pot in an overenthusiastic cook's kitchen: a little bit of...


Lonely Planet: Italy (Lonely Planet Travel Series)
Fiona Adams
1741040809
January 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
From Antarctica to Zimbabwe, if you're going there, chances are Lonely Planet has been there first. With a pithy and matter-of-fact writing style, these guides are guaranteed to calm the nerves of first-time world travelers, while still listing off-the-beaten-path finds sure to thrill even the most jaded globetrotters. Lonely Planet has been perfecting its guidebooks for nearly 30 years and as a result, has the experience and know-how similar to an older sibling's "been there" advice. The original backpacker's bible, the LP series has recently widened its reach. While still giving insights for the low-budget traveler, the books now list a wide range of accommodations and itineraries for those with less time than money.

Explore the riches of Italy with Lonely Planet's essential guide. Featuring a special color feature on...



Economic Sentiments: Adam Smith, Condorcet, and the Enlightenment
Emma Rothschild
0674004892
May 2001
Hardcover
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From The New Yorker
This landmark work revisits the intellectual ferment of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries—a time when the brightest minds all talked like econ majors. Rothschild has delved through the pamphlets and tracts of the era—on everything from voting procedures to the suet trade—but the book is organized around the two greatest economic thinkers of the Enlightenment: Adam Smith and the Marquis de Condorcet. She dismantles, with quiet authority, the stereotype of the Enlightenment as a period dominated by chilly rationalists. In emphasizing the role of emotion in human life, the founders of modern economics were actually in advance of their successors.
Copyright © 2005 The New Yorker

Review
Keith Baker, Stanford University :...


My Black Book
Nicholas Charles Adams
0595307817
Feb 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Writing explicitly about interracial homosexual sex makes many people uneasy. Adams celebrates the sexual connections across the American great divide of race that he made during two particularly interesting epochs of modern American gay history.

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Writing explicitly about interracial homosexual sex makes many people uneasy. Adams celebrates the sexual connections across the American great divide of race that he made during two particularly interesting epochs of modern American gay history.


History and the Texture of Modern Life
Lucy M. Salmon
0812235878
Mar 2001
Hardcover
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Economic Sentiments: Adam Smith, Condorcet, and the Enlightenment
Emma Rothschild
0674008375
March 2002
Textbook Paperback
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From The New Yorker
This landmark work revisits the intellectual ferment of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries—a time when the brightest minds all talked like econ majors. Rothschild has delved through the pamphlets and tracts of the era—on everything from voting procedures to the suet trade—but the book is organized around the two greatest economic thinkers of the Enlightenment: Adam Smith and the Marquis de Condorcet. She dismantles, with quiet authority, the stereotype of the Enlightenment as a period dominated by chilly rationalists. In emphasizing the role of emotion in human life, the founders of modern economics were actually in advance of their successors.
Copyright © 2005 The New Yorker --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics
H. Richard Adams (Editor)
0813817439
January 2001
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
Primarily intended for veterinary medical students, Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics provides a comprehensive resource for students learning basic and applied principles of veterinary pharmacology and therapeutics. Including expanded coverage of pharmacology and considerable revision of existing material, the eighth edition is THE DESKTOP REFERENCE for veterinary practitioners to review details about drugs, drug mechanisms, and their clinical applications. Because of the ever-growing breadth and complexity of drug usage in animals, this text has considerable new information on basic pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics, as well as their clinical applications

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Univ. of Pittsburgh, PA. and Univ. of Texas Health Science Center, Dallas. Comprehensive resource for...


George Eliot: Adam Bede, The Mill on the Floss, Middlemarch: Essays - Articles - Reviews
Lucie Armitt (Editor)
0231124228
August 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
George Eliot's reception as a writer has been checkered from the start. Prejudice followed the revelation of her real identity as a woman, and she suffered from critical neglect at the start of the twentieth century before a postwar renaissance of interest established her as one of the most powerful of British novelists.Focusing on three of Eliot's most influential and widely read "Midlands" novels, this guide traces recent critical interpretations of her work as well as revisiting some of the perspectives offered by original reviewers and early critics. Class, gender, and ideology all come under scrutiny, as do Eliot's central fictive themes of currency, circulation, sensuality, and the voice.

About the Author
Lucie Armitt teaches at the University of Wales, Bangor.


Plain English for Cops
Nicholas Meier
0890898464
November 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
This book is written from the perspective of the law enforcement agent in order to convey practical advice to officers writing reports. Recognizing the need for an English guide that does not dwell on the intricacies of the English language, Meier and Adams have organized the text around common mistakes police officers actually make in their reports, and they then present methods to avoid them. The authors have approached report writing in a non-traditional and humorous way. Plain English for Cops can be used in basic training academies, field training officer programs, and remediation programs for veteran officers. It can also be used in other areas such as private security, corrections, or any other occupation where narrative reports are important. Plain English for Cops is a "non-textbook." It uses a non-technical...


A Presence Behind the Lens
Nicholas C. Hlobeczy
1890772518
October 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
The exquisite photography of Nicholas Hlobeczy is augmented by ten insightful essays about the nature of art and creativity. Stressing the need for self-awareness, attunement to the movement and other means of encouraging transcindance of creativity. Hlobeczy writes about the everyday struggles of the artist, and the title is linked with a Chinese practice of binding straw tightly to use as fuel for their fires. When Hlobeczy discovered this, he understood that art could be kindling for his own inner fire. A Presence Behind the Lens is about seeing, about light, and a psychological perspective of self-knowledge. In the spirit of Rainer Maria Rilke’s classic, Letters to a Young Poet, Hlobeczy shares his refined wisdom about the tangent point between art and the inner life.

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The Architectural Drawings of Antonio da Sangallo the Younger and His Circle - Volume II: Churches, Villas, the Pantheon, Tombs, and Ancient Inscriptions
Christoph L. Frommel
0262062100
September 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
This is the second of a three-volume set of the complete Sangallo workshop drawing collection housed at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. Antonio da Sangallo the Younger (1484-1546) and his workshop were involved in St. Peter's, Palazzo Farnese, and Villa Madama in Rome; vast fortification projects in Castro, Florence, Perugia, and Rome; and dozens of other secular and religious buildings throughout Italy. After Bramante, it was the Sangallo workshop that most strongly influenced sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Italian architecture. Andrea Palladio, Giacomo della Porta, Carlo Maderno, Francesco Borromini, and Gianlorenzo Bernini are among those indebted to him. In all of the projects touched by the Sangallo workshop, one senses an intense architectural laboratory in action.

Volume II focuses on Sangallo's...


Habermas and Theology
Nicholas Adams
0521681146
June 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
How can the world's religious traditions debate within the public sphere? In this book Nicholas Adams shows the importance of Habermas' approaches to this question. The full range of Habermas' work is considered, with detailed commentary on the more difficult texts. Adams energetically rebuts some of Habermas' arguments, particularly those which postulate the irrationality or stability of religious thought. Members of different religious traditions need to understand their own ethical positions as part of a process of development involving ongoing disagreements, rather than a stable unchanging morality. Public debate additionally requires learning each other's patterns of disagreement. Adams argues that rather than suspending their deep reasoning to facilitate debate, as Habermas suggests, religious traditions must...

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