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Official Military Atlas of the Civil War
George B. Davis
0760750440
November 2003
Hardcover
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Campaigning Online
Bruce A. Bimber
0195151569
Aug 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
After a self-assured John F. Kennedy bested a visibly shaky Richard Nixon in their famous 1960 debates, political television, it was said, would henceforth determine elections. Today, many claim the Internet will be the latest medium to revolutionize electoral politics. Candidates invest
heavily in web and email campaigns to reach prospective voters, as well as to communicate with journalists, potential donors, and political activists. Do these efforts influence voters, expand democracy, increase the coverage of political issues, or mobilize a shrinking and apathetic electorate?
Campaigning Online answers these questions by looking at how candidates present themselves online and how voters respond to their efforts-including whether voters learn from candidates' websites and whether voters' views are affected by...


Growing Up Catholic: An Infinitely Funny Guide for the Faithful, the Fallen and Everyone In-Between
Mary Jane Frances Jane Cavolina
0767905970
October 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
The authors of Growing Up Catholic have fully 17 names among them. Here goes: Mary Jane Frances Cavolina Meara, Jeffrey Allen Joseph Stone, Maureen Anne Teresa Kelly, and Richard Glen Michael Davis. If this merits a smirk, you'll love Growing Up Catholic. First published in 1985, this classic collection of essays, games, lists, quizzes, drawings, and photos inspired two sequels (More Growing Up Catholic and Still Catholic After All These Years) and has now been updated for the millennium. ("After all, let's not forget where this whole millennium thing came from," the Introduction explains.) The many new features of this edition include "Que Sera, Sera: Who Will Be the Next Pope?" and "Ansubstantiation-tray: Can't Anybody Here Speak Latin?" Growing Up Catholic is bubbly but never blasphemous--just irreverent...


The Web of Politics
Richard Davis
019511485X
Mar 1999
Paperback
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From Library Journal
The Internet is political. So are television, radio, and any number of print publications. Punctuating his account with references to politics and social science, Davis (political science, Brigham Young Univ.) here takes a sobering look at the future, concluding that the spin doctors who control other media will soon control the Internet's political content. How this will be accomplished is somewhat unclear?the Internet lacks a Huntley and Brinkley or a Walter Cronkite. Davis concludes that the same powerful institutions that own and rule other media will come to dominate the Internet. Like many books in this category, Davis's effort suffers from the constant interplay among "Internet," "WWW," and "World Wide Web." But along with Graeme Browning's Electronic Democracy (Online, 1996) and Gary W. Selnow's Electronic...


Animals in Winter
Henrietta Bancroft
0064451658
January 1997
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 1. Originally published in 1963, this revised and updated series title adds even more allure to its nature lesson with a new full-color format and the inclusion of suggestions for easy ways to feed animals in winter. Davie's brightly colored paintings bring the revised text to life through the realistic portrayal of animals, birds, and butterflies in their natural habitats. In addition, the diagrams of the woodchuck's underground tunnels and illustrations showing a pika and bats asleep in their winter burrow and cave provide concrete examples of the term "hibernation." The rural neighborhood setting featuring houses, gardens, and two children on the first and last pages adds a note of familiarity. This brief, simple introduction to animal survival in winter contains just enough facts to...


New Media and American Politics
Richard Davis
0195120604
Jan 1998
Hardcover
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The Washington Post Book World, Matthew Dallek
Political scientists Richard Davis and Diana Owen raise an important question about the new media and their impact on American politics: Do Internet chat rooms, Oprah Winfrey-style television programs, and talk radio deliver important news to the disenfranchised and put the populace in touch with its leaders, or do such shows simply emphasize the titillating and tabloid in a never-ending quest for ratings and dollars? The authors's answers are not encouraging. Their study, a kind of report card on the state of new media, give cutting-edge outlets like the "Drudge Report" and "Hard Copy" low marks on everything from accuracy in reporting to public service. The new media, Davis and Owen argue, are not a populist force that furthers political participation, but rather infant industries...


Dog's Drugstore: A Dog Owner's Guide to Nonprescription Drugs and Their Safe Use in Veterinary Home-Care
Richard W. Redding
0312978898
August 2001
Mass Market Paperback
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From Library Journal
Which dog conditions can be safely treated with over-the-counter medication, and which can only be treated with prescription drugs? What is the proper method of administering medication to a dog? When is a trip to the veterinarian warranted? These and many other questions are answered by Redding (physiology and small animal surgery, Coll. of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn Univ.) and Papurt (Compatible Canines). Organized by system (e.g., digestive, reproductive, integumentary) and written in language accessible to the lay reader, this fact-filled guide should be read by every responsible owner. A glossary, appendixes discussing herbal remedies in veterinary use, a bibliography, a directory of canine health organizations, and a listing of sources for canine health products make this a complete guide to canine health....


New Media & American Politics
Richard Davis
0195120612
May 1998
Paperback
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The Washington Post Book World, Matthew Dallek
Political scientists Richard Davis and Diana Owen raise an important question about the new media and their impact on American politics: Do Internet chat rooms, Oprah Winfrey-style television programs, and talk radio deliver important news to the disenfranchised and put the populace in touch with its leaders, or do such shows simply emphasize the titillating and tabloid in a never-ending quest for ratings and dollars? The authors's answers are not encouraging. Their study, a kind of report card on the state of new media, give cutting-edge outlets like the "Drudge Report" and "Hard Copy" low marks on everything from accuracy in reporting to public service. The new media, Davis and Owen argue, are not a populist force that furthers political participation, but rather infant industries...


Nature Noir: A Park Ranger's Patrol in the Sierra
Jordan Fisher Smith
0618224165
February 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Slated to be drowned by a dam, the California state park patrolled by the author of this haunting memoir is a "condemned landscape" of gorgeous river canyons hemmed in by exurban sprawl and peopled by eccentric gold miners, squatting families, drug dealers and miscellaneous drunken, gun-waving rowdies, a place where "turkey vultures floated... savoring the hot air for the inevitable attrition of heat, drought and violence." In his 14 years there, first-time author Smith encountered fights, beatings, suicides, daredevil canyon divers and the corpse of a woman jogger killed and half eaten by a cougar. His conflicted task of facilitating the communion of humans with the wilderness while keeping the humans civilized and the wild places wild becomes a mission against the "half-assed and watered-down... gray area" that...


Electing Justice
Richard Davis
0195181093
Mar 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Davis discusses the increasing role of interest groups, the press, and the public, whose role is not prescribed in the Constitution, in the selection and confirmation of Supreme Court justices and how it affects the process. First he examines in detail the history and nature of the process,
then he looks at the role and impact of other players. His conclusions about how non-political actors affect the outcome of Supreme Court justice selection leads him at the end of his book to suggest controversial reforms and their prospects for success.


Guitar: An American Life
Tim Brookes
0802117961
May 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
When Brookes finds that his beloved guitar has been hopelessly damaged by airport baggage handlers, he sets off on a journey to find the perfect handmade instrument to replace it. Inspired by the vast array of choices, as well as by luthier Rick Davis ("a luthier is a guitar maker who charges $1,000 per guitar"), Brookes becomes enthralled with the relationship between the instrument and the people involved with it, and how that link has developed and changed over time. The author, a regular commentator on NPR's Sunday Weekend Edition, contrasts the story of a guitar being built from a few simple (yet carefully chosen) pieces of cherry wood with alternating chapters on the history of the instrument. In doing so, he reminds us that all instruments—even the iconic American guitar—are ever-changing....


Historical Records of the Five Dynasties
Xiu Ouyang
0231128266
Mar 2004
Hardcover
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Review
"This work is still a masterpiece in its own right, either as a literary work or a history. The long introduction and judicious translation by Richard Davis...are a great service to the academic community...Essential." -- Choice
" Historical Records of the Five Dynasties is not only the best introduction to Chinese dynastic historiography in medieval times, but also an excellent and first-hand account of a century scarcely discussed...is a must for historians of medieval and late imperial China" -- Hilde De Weerdt, Medieval Review
"He should certainly congratulate himself on having achieved something of a breakthrough in the historical study of China." -- T. H. Barrett, Journal of the School of African and Oriental Studies

Review
"Richard Davis's admirable translation of...


Richard Hofstadter: An Intellectual Biography
David S. Brown
0226076407
April 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Richard Hofstadter wrote several of the 20th century's most popular and important works of American history, but, as historian Brown reminds readers in this nuanced study, those works were as much a critique of the political culture of his own day as they were an analysis of the past. Offering brief, pointed readings of the Columbia-based thinker's books (The American Political Tradition; The Paranoid Style in American Politics) and analyses of his era's conflicts, Brown tracks Hofstadter's intellectual development as an undergraduate radical in Buffalo, an iconoclastic young professor rewriting the standard progressive history of the country, a liberal centrist at the apex of his profession and a vain protestor against the New Left and what he saw as its dangerous anti-intellectualism. As he makes a strong case...


Domestic Violence
Richard L. Davis
0275961265
Aug 1998
Hardcover
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Review
“It is written in clear prose and is well referenced....It is particularly suited for criminal justice and social service professionals who encounter domestic violence in their work and for libraries that serve academic programs in criminal justice, criminology, sociology, social work, or counseling.”–Choice
“Combining scholarly research and his own experiences as a police officer, Davis persuasively makes the case that, as a broad institution, the criminal justice system has miserably failed the victims of intra-family violence....Davis' explanation of how court system boondoggles thwart efforts to deter spousal attacks is alone worth the price of the book....Our understanding of domestic violence is becoming more sophisticated. And Davis, street-smart and informed, is challenging us to update our...


Strapless: Madame X and the Scandal That Shocked Bell Epoque Paris
Deborah Davis
158542336X
May 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
The subject of John Singer Sargent's most famous painting was twenty-three-year-old New Orleans Creole Virginie Gautreau, who moved to Paris and quickly became the "it girl" of her day. A relative unknown at the time, Sargent won the commission to paint her; the two must have recognized in each other a like-minded hunger for fame.

Unveiled at the 1884 Paris Salon, Gautreau's portrait generated the attention she craved-but it led to infamy rather than stardom. Sargent had painted one strap of Gautreau's dress dangling from her shoulder, suggesting either the prelude to or the aftermath of sex. Her reputation irreparably damaged, Gautreau retired from public life, destroying all the mirrors in her home.

Drawing on documents from private collections and other previously unexamined materials, and...


Anglo-French Relations Before the Second World War
Richard Davis
0333949269
Oct 2001
Hardcover
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Review
He writes well, and the book is short, crisp and efficient. H-France


Essential X-Men, Volume 6
Chris Claremont
078511727X
August 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
"Mutant" means "change," and there was plenty of that when the Uncanny X-Men counted down to the Marvel Mutant Massacre, beginning with the trial of Magneto! Rachel Summers became Phoenix and the Brotherhood became Freedom Force! Lady Deathstrike became a cyborg, Moonstar a Valkyrie, Colossus a killer, and Psylocke an X-Man! And Sabretooth first set his clawed foot into the X-Universe alongside his fellow Marauders! Guest-starring the original X-Factor, Power Pack and Thor! Gods, Morlocks, talking frogs and more! Collects Uncanny X-Men #199-213, New Mutants Special Edition #1, X-Men Annual #9, X-Factor #9-10, New Mutants #46, Thor #373-374 and Power Pack #27.


Introduction to Time Series and Forecasting with CDROM
Peter J. Brockwell
0387953515
Jan 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book is aimed at the reader who wishes to gain a working knowledge of time series and forecasting methods as applied in economics, engineering, and the natural and social sciences. The book assumes knowledge only of basic calculus, matrix algebra and elementary statistics. This second edition contains detailed instructions on the use of the new totally windows-based computer package ITSM2000, the student version of which is included with the text. Expanded treatments are also given of several topics treated only briefly in the first edition. These include regression with time series errors, which plays an important role in forecasting and inference, and ARCH and GARCH models, which are widely used for the modeling of financial time series. These models can be fitted using the new version of ITSM. The core of the...


Politics Online
Richard Davis
0415951925
July 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
For years, social scientists, journalists and media critics have lamented the passing of New England style town meetings and the replacement of public settings that allowed for face to face discussions of the political issues of the day by controlled environments such as the workplace and the mall. In addition, much political "conversation" and discussion has not been participated in but overhead through mediated formats such as talk radio or the television talk show. The consequence of these trends has resulted in much hand wringing over the decline of civic engagement, the rise of public apathy, and a lack of deliberation about the political questions of the day. However, there has been much optimism as of late about a new forum of public political conversation that has emerged in the last decade: electronic...


Study Strategies Made Easy: A Practical Plan for School Success
Leslie Davis
1886941033
September 1996
Paperback
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Publisher Comments
"Our students who have gone through the "Study Strategies Made Easy" program are now much better prepared to handle the challenges of our rigorous curriculum." Patrica A. Butts, Principal, American Heritage School, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida "I was a good student who wanted to excel. I am so glad that my parents found "Study Strategies Made Easy." It allowed me to improve upon my skills and reach my true potential in high school, at Emory and now at Cornell Law." Deborah Morris, Cornell Law School, Itaca, NY

Book Description
"Study Strategies Made Easy" was designed by leading educational specialists to teach valuable study skills to students in grades six through twelve. "Study Strategies Made Easy" will teach students more than what to learn. It will teach students how to...

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