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The Complete English Poems
George Herbert
0140424555
July 2005
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Book Description
George Herbert combined the intellectual and the spiritual, the humble and the divine, to create some of the most moving devotional poetry in the English language. His deceptively simple verse uses the ingenious arguments typical of seventeenth-century metaphysical poets and unusual imagery drawn from musical structures, the natural world, and domestic activity to explore a mosaic of Biblical themes. From the wit and wordplay of "The Puley" and the formal experimentation of "Easter Wings" and "Paradise," to the intense, highly personal relationship between man and God portrayed in "The Collar" and "Redemption," the works collected here show the transcendental power of divine love. This vast collection includes all Herbert’s English poems, selections from his Latin poetry with translations, his major prose...


The Odyssey (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

1593081677
October 2004
Hardcover
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George Herbert Mead on Social Psychology
George Herbert Mead
0226516652
Dec 1964
Paperback
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Book Description
One of the most brilliantly original of American pragmatists, George Herbert Mead published surprisingly few major papers and not a single book during his lifetime. Yet his influence on American sociology and social psychology since World War II has been exceedingly strong.

This volume is a revised and enlarged edition of the book formerly published under the title The Social Psychology of George Herbert Mead. It contains selections from Mead's posthumous books: Mind, Self, and Society; Movements of Thought in the Nineteenth Century; The Philosophy of the Act; and The Philosophy of the Present, together with an incisive, newly revised, introductory essay by Anselm Strauss on the importance of Mead for contemporary social psychology.

"Required reading for the social...


The Odyssey (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

1593080093
May 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Long before The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and Harry Potter, the ancient Greek poet Homer established the standard for tales of epic quests and heroic journeys with The Odyssey. Crowded with characters, both human and non-human, and bursting with action, The Odyssey details the adventures of Odysseus, king of Ithaca and hero of the Trojan War, as he struggles to return to his home and his waiting, ever-faithful wife, Penelope. Along the way he encounters the seductive Circe, who changes men into swine; the gorgeous water-nymph, Calypso, who keeps him a “prisoner of love” for seven years; the terrible, one-eyed, man-eating giant Cyclops; and a host of other ogres, wizards, sirens, and gods. But when he finally reaches Ithaca after ten years of travel, his trials have...


The War of the Worlds: The Most Famous Radio Broadcast of All Time!
H. G. Wells
1570195501
January 2003
Compact Disc
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Book Description
Original uncut Radio Broadcast! on the evening of October 30th, 1938, Earth went to war with Mars! Martians invaded New Jersey! The famous panic broadcast that shook the world starring Orson Welles. --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.


All the Best, George Bush: My Life in Letters and Other Writings
George Herbert Walker H. Bush
0641670257

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Selected Writings
George Herbert Mead
0226516717
May 1964
Paperback
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Book Description
The only collection of Mead's writings published during his lifetime, these essays have heretofore been virtually inaccessible. Reck has collected twenty-five essays representing the full range and depth of Mead's thought. This penetrating volume will be of interest to those in philosophy, sociology, and social psychology. "The editor's well-organized introduction supplies an excellent outline of this system in its development. In view of the scattered sources from which these writings are gathered, it is a great service that this volume renders not only to students of Mead, but to historians."—H. W. Schneider, Journal of the History of Philosophy


The Time Machine: An Invention
H. G. Wells
0812505042
December 1992
Mass Market Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grades 4-7--The St. Charles Players perform this readers' theatre-style rendition of H.G. Wells' classic story. Using appropriate sound effects and alternating readers allows listeners to differentiate between characters and to develop a sense of place and time. The lively narration will hold listeners' attention from beginning to end. The story begins with a revolutionary Victorian scientist who claims to have invented a machine that allows him to travel through time. Using flashbacks, he recounts his adventures in the futurist world he visits in his time machine to a group of skeptical friends. This abridged version will work well as an introduction to classic literature in elementary grade classes, but omits too much of the original text for older students. Consider adding this title to audiobook...


Prayer and Power
Michael C. Schoenfeldt
0226740021
Aug 1991
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Book Description
Michael C. Schoenfeldt here offers the first major exploration of the connections between George Herbert's devotional poetry and the social practices and political discourse of his day. Viewing The Temple and The Country Parson as part of the larger "civilizing process" of Western Europe, Schoenfeldt shows how Herbert discovers in the discourses of courtesy and theology a common vocabulary of authority, selfhood, petition, and discipline.

Before entering the priesthood, Herbert nourished contacts in court, was elected University Orator at Cambridge, and served in Parliament. In turning to God, Schoenfeldt argues, Herbert did not simply turn away from the secular world but also turned its language, particularly the language of courtesy, into the medium for his lyric worship of God. The confluence...


George Herbert Mead
Gary A. Cook
0252019695
Aug 1993
Hardcover
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The Invisible Man: A Grotesque Romance
H. G. Wells
0486270718
February 1992
Paperback
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From AudioFile
When a bandage-swathed stranger books a room in an English village inn, no one realizes this is the beginning of a reign of terror. It's not long before they do! For the Invisible Man is dwelling under that roof, and he is one angry, irascible, and frustrated scientist with little patience for humanity. It may be he was antisocial to begin with, but his invisibility, and the danger and delight it brings him, push him to the brink of madness. Masterfully portrayed by Scott Brick--each of his characterizations is an actorly tour de force--THE INVISIBLE MAN fascinates and mesmerizes, until it's gone. D.J.B. © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

Book Description
One of the...


The Cosmopolitan Self
Mitchell Aboulafia
0252026500
Sept 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
In this incisive commentary, Mitchell Aboulafia examines the relevance of the American pragmatist philosopher George Herbert Mead to current debates on pluralism, universalism, and the fostering of a democratic temper. Addressing the relationship between Mead's notions of self and society and those of important continental thinkers, The Cosmopolitan Self demonstrates that Mead's ideas not only speak to resolving the tension between universalism and pluralism, they do so in a manner that challenges and advances the positions of these continental theoreticians. Aboulafia examines how Mead's insights illuminate Hannah Arendt's reading of Immanual Kant's third Critique and Jürgen Habermas's understanding of the relationship among communicative action, universality, and individuation. Teasing out strands of agreement...


Odyssey

0486406547
April 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
Excellent prose translation of the ancient epic poem recounts the adventures of the intrepid Odysseus on his homeward voyage from the Trojan War. Guided by the goddess Athene, the clever hero circumvents the wrath of Poseidon to overcome an incredible array of obstacles, including a fantastic cast of adversaries—Cyclops, the one-eyed giant; the enchantress Circe; plus cannibals, sirens, and many other monstrous creatures. A true classic of Western literature. Unabridged republication of the 1921 George Herbert Palmer translation.


Mind, Self, & Society: from the Standpoint of a Social Behaviorist, Vol. 1
George Herbert Mead
0226516687
January 1934
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Written from the standpoint of the social behaviorist, this treatise contains the heart of Mead's position on social psychology. The analysis of language is of major interest, as it supplied for the first time an adequate treatment of the language mechanism in relation to scientific and philosophical issues.

"If philosophical eminence be measured by the extent to which a man's writings anticipate the focal problems of a later day and contain a point of view which suggests persuasive solutions to many of them, then George Herbert Mead has justly earned the high praise bestowed upon him by Dewey and Whitehead as a 'seminal mind of the very first order.'"--Sidney Hook, The Nation



Reinventing Marriage
Lori Kenschaft
0252030001
Sept 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Alice Freeman was the first female college president and the first president of Wellesley College, starting at the age of twenty-seven. In 1887 she married George Herbert Palmer, a professor of philosophy at Harvard who, among other things, tried to make Harvard become coeducational in the 1890s. Five years later she became one of the founding deans of the University of Chicago. The Palmers were one of the first couples who consciously chose to pursue two professional careers. An ideal marriage, they told their students and contemporaries, allows both partners to have satisfying work in the larger world. Many people now imagine that women drove changes in marriage and gender relations, but George was just as involved as Alice in imagining the new possibilities opened up by what they called "a marriage of...


George Herbert Mead
Gary A. Cook
0252062728
Aug 1993
Paperback
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Pond Life: A Golden Guide from St. Martin's Press
George Kell Reid
1582381305
April 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
This guide describes and illustrates, in full color, the plants and animals that live in or near ponds, lakes, streams, and wetlands. It includes surface-dwelling creatures as well as those of open water, the bottom, and the shore and tells how various animals and plants live together in a community.
Plus suggestions for:
Where and when to look
Observing and collecting specimens
Making exciting discoveries


The Cosmopolitan Self
Mitchell Aboulafia
0252073878
May 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
In this incisive commentary, Mitchell Aboulafia examines the relevance of the American pragmatist philosopher George Herbert Mead to current debates on pluralism, universalism, and the fostering of a democratic temper. Addressing the relationship between Mead's notions of self and society and those of important continental thinkers, The Cosmopolitan Self demonstrates that Mead's ideas not only speak to resolving the tension between universalism and pluralism, they do so in a manner that challenges and advances the positions of these continental theoreticians. Aboulafia examines how Mead's insights illuminate Hannah Arendt's reading of Immanual Kant's third Critique and Jürgen Habermas's understanding of the relationship among communicative action, universality, and individuation. Teasing out strands of agreement...


Book of Jubilees or the Little Genesis
R.H. H. Charles (Translator)
1579105319
March 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
The Book of Jubilees, or, as it is sometimes called, The Little Genesis, purports to be a revelation given by God to Moses through the medium of an angel and contains a history, divided up into "jubilee periods" of 49 years, from creation to the coming of Moses. Although the actual narrative of events is only carried down to Moses's birth and early career, its author envisages the events of a later time and in particular certain events of special interest at the time he wrote, which was probably in the latter years of the 2nd century B.C. This work, though containing one or two passages of an apocalyptic character, is quite unlike the typical apocalypses. It is largely based upon the historical narratives in Genesis and Exodus, interspersed with legends and emphasizing certain legal practices (such as the strict...

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