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Theory and Applications of Numerical Analysis
George M. Phillips
0125535600
Sept 1996
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Review
The first edition was an outstanding work, and the additions that have been put in the Second Edition are very appropriate and have been written up in exemplary fashion.
--Philip J. Davis

Review
The first edition was an outstanding work, and the additions that have been put in the Second Edition are very appropriate and have been written up in exemplary fashion.
--Philip J. Davis

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When Washington Crossed the Delaware: A Wintertime Story for Young Patriots
Lynne V. Cheney
0689870434
October 2004
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From School Library Journal
Grade 2-4–Cheney chronicles the general's courageous leadership in the Battles of Trenton and Princeton, including his famed crossing of the Delaware River on Christmas 1776. The story is clearly told, although the organization falls apart slightly in the second half. Primary quotes decorate each page, adding visual interest but occasionally disrupting the flow of the narrative. Done in oil paints on canvas, the large, dramatic illustrations create a sweeping feel that captures the mood of the text. While the picture-book format necessitates some simplification of the events, the account is accurate and interesting. A source page cites only the quotes used, and not the information presented, and the book's preface includes the recommendation that grandparents share this book with their grandchildren at...


New Risks, New Welfare
Peter Taylor-Gooby
019926726X
Jan 2005
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Book Description
This book introduces the concept of new social risks in welfare state studies and explains their relevance to the comparative understanding of social policy in Europe. New social risks arise from shifts in the balance of work and family life as a direct result of the declining importance of
the male breadwinner family, changes in the labor market, and the impact of globalization on national policy-making. They differ from the old social risks of the standard industrial life-course, which were concerned primarily with interruptions to income from sickness, unemployment, retirement, and
similar issues. New social risks pose new challenges for the welfare policies of European countries, such as the care of children and the elderly, more equal opportunities, the activation of labor markets and the management of...


The Immune System
Peter Parham
0815340931
May 2004
Textbook Paperback
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Clinical Immunology 113(3):345-6, 2004
...Appealing and relevant for those students who approach the study of the immune system through a clinical lens...

Review
...Appealing and relevant for those students who approach the study of the immune system through a clinical lens, including students of medicine, pharmacology, midwifery, or nursing; it would also be appropriate in an introductory immunology course..113(3):345-6–Clinical Immunology, 2004

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New Risks, New Welfare
Peter Taylor-Gooby
0199267278
Jan 2005
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Book Description
This book introduces the concept of new social risks in welfare state studies and explains their relevance to the comparative understanding of social policy in Europe. New social risks arise from shifts in the balance of work and family life as a direct result of the declining importance of
the male breadwinner family, changes in the labor market, and the impact of globalization on national policy-making. They differ from the old social risks of the standard industrial life-course, which were concerned primarily with interruptions to income from sickness, unemployment, retirement, and
similar issues. New social risks pose new challenges for the welfare policies of European countries, such as the care of children and the elderly, more equal opportunities, the activation of labor markets and the management of...


God and the World: Believing and Living in Our Time: A Conversation with Peter Seewald
Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger
0898708680
October 2002
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Book Description
During his years as Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, well-known Vatican prelate Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger has given three in-depth interviews. The first two interviews have become best selling books: The Ratzinger Report and Salt of the Earth. Because of the tremendous reception those books received, the Cardinal agreed to do another interview with journalist Peter Seewald, who had done the very popular Salt of the Earth interview. This third in-depth interview addresses deep questions of faith and the living of that faith in the modern world. The interview took place over three full days spent at the Benedictine Abbey of Monte Cassino in a setting of the silence, prayer, and hospitality of the monks. For this meeting with the highly regarded Churchman, theologian, and author, the seasoned...


Unruly Complexity
Peter J. Taylor
0226790355
Sept 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Ambitiously identifying fresh issues in the study of complex systems, Peter J. Taylor, in a model of interdisciplinary exploration, makes these concerns accessible to scholars in the fields of ecology, environmental science, and science studies. Unruly Complexity explores concepts used to deal with complexity in three realms: ecology and socio-environmental change; the collective constitution of knowledge; and the interpretations of science as they influence subsequent research.

For each realm Taylor shows that unruly complexity-situations that lack definite boundaries, where what goes on "outside" continually restructures what is "inside," and where diverse processes come together to produce change-should not be suppressed by partitioning complexity into well-bounded systems that can be studied or...


Summons to Memphis
Peter Hillsman Taylor
0375701176
June 1999
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Book Review
Peter Taylor is well-known as a masterful writer of short stories set in the old South; not the well-explored South of explosive passions, but an urban world of faded gentility and empty custom. In his almost Jamesian evocations of the mannered upper classes in his native Tennessee, he neither romanticizes nor reviles, but meticulously observes, revealing the patterns of social behavior that leave the individual at the mercy of a relentless past. In this, only the second novel of his long career and the winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, Taylor weaves a rich social web in telling the story of one family's stark social decline, symbolized by a move from Nashville to Memphis, and of the consequences through the years and down the generations. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this...


Essential Cell Biology
Bruce Alberts
081533480X
October 2003
Textbook Hardcover
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The Quarterly Review of Biology, Volume 79, December 2004,
"…Fills a critical niche in the pedagogical process of introducing cell biology …does an excellent job in reaching its objective."

E-Streams, October 2004
"…An excellent example of designing a textbook… ...Clear, well illustrated, conversational in tone and enjoyable to read and browse through."

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Unruly Complexity
Peter J. Taylor
0226790363
Sept 2005
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Book Description
Ambitiously identifying fresh issues in the study of complex systems, Peter J. Taylor, in a model of interdisciplinary exploration, makes these concerns accessible to scholars in the fields of ecology, environmental science, and science studies. Unruly Complexity explores concepts used to deal with complexity in three realms: ecology and socio-environmental change; the collective constitution of knowledge; and the interpretations of science as they influence subsequent research.

For each realm Taylor shows that unruly complexity-situations that lack definite boundaries, where what goes on "outside" continually restructures what is "inside," and where diverse processes come together to produce change-should not be suppressed by partitioning complexity into well-bounded systems that can be studied or...


Readings for Diversity and Social Justice: An Anthology on Racism, Sexism, Classism, Anti-Semitism, Heterosexsm, and Ableism
Maurianne Adams (Editor)
0415926343
August 2000
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Review
PetersCompletely on target! The organization, quality, and thoroughness are impressive....This would be valuable in introductory women's studies, education, and sociology courses.–Jean O'Barr, co-editor of Women Imagine Change

An invaluable resource for teaching. The range of social differences and injustices covered is comprehensive and the diverse contributions are held together by strong and accessible introductions to each section.–Stevi Jackson, author of Heterosexuality in Question

A highly readable and thought-provoking collection of theoretical and personal essays....[A] welcome supplement in courses which seek to actively engage students in learning about the barriers to and promises of social justice education.–Lee Ann Bell, co-editor of Teaching for Diversity and...



In the Tennessee Country
Peter Taylor
0312135211
July 1995
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Pulitzer Prize-winner Taylor tells a story of memory and family bonds in the South, spanning much of the century. Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal
Here is another smooth, sylish Southern story from Pulitzer Prize winner Taylor. Much of the novel reads like a memoir, telling of a man's lifelong search for a relative who disappeared from the family when the narrator, Nathan Longfort, was a boy. Cousin Aubrey, the natural child of Nathan's senator grandfather's brother, dropped from view after the old man's funeral. Ever since, Nathan has wondered what became of him, occasionally believing that he has glimpsed him at family funerals. Finally, retired and with grown children, he has a chance to reconnect. Nathan's search for his cousin and...


The Old Forest and Other Stories
Peter Taylor
0312146957
Aug 1996
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Book Review
This collection features 14 stories set in the cities of the Deep South in the 1920s and 30s. The subjects are ordinary people -- families and households of the time -- caught in the extraordinary tensions of everyday life. The prose befits the topics; simple on the surface yet rich and elegant. And just because Peter Taylor, a native Southerner, has captured a time and a region in this refreshing book, doesn't mean the work will appeal only to those interested in "Southern" writers. This 1986 PEN/Faulkner Award winner is rich with the kind of material that will appeal to anyone interested in good storytelling. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

The New York Times Book Review
Peter Taylor's best stories are like miniature novels--dense with...


On Dialogue(Routledge Classics Series)
David Bohm
0415336414
September 2004
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Book Description
On Dialogue is the most comprehensive documentation to date of best-selling author David Bohm's dialogical world view. Bohm explores the purpose, methods and meanings of the multi-faceted process he referred to simply as "dialogue", suggesting that dialogue offers the possibility of an entirely new order of communication and relationship with ourselves, our fellows, and the world around us.

Bohm's basic message is: if your views are correct, they do not need an aggressive defense; if they are incorrect they do not deserve it and realizing that is the beginning of dialogue. His book offers tools that facilitate a true exchange of ideas between people.

About the Author
The late David Bohm, one of the greatest physicists and foremost thinkers this century, was Fellow...


The Collected Stories of Peter Taylor
Peter Taylor
031242020X
Nov 2001
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The New York Times
"He comes as close as an American writer can to rivaling Chekhov."

Review
"One of the major works of our literature."—Joyce Carol Oates

"He come as close as an American writer can to rivaling Chekhov."—The New York Times

"[Taylor] writes prose as clear as a fine pane of glass."—Time

"[Taylor] has achieved utter mastery in short fiction."—Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post Book World

"No one writing in English can do more with a short story."—Geoffrey Wolff, Newsweek


The SWAT Workout: The Elite Exercise Plan Inspired by the Officers of Special Weapons and Tactics Teams
Stewart Smith
157826216X
March 2006
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Book Description
Terrorism. Hostage rescue. Dangerous pursuits. Special Weapons and Tactics (S.W.A.T.) teams are in the frontlines of America's war on terror and crime. To become a member of these elite squads requires determination, courage, and top physical conditioning.Carrying wounded hostages, breaking down barricades, and rappelling down the sides of skyscrapers are just some of the demanding tasks faced by SWAT teams. The job requires incredible agility, speed, strength and endurance. For SWAT candidates there is a specially designed, six-week program utilizing calisthenics, weights, and speed drills. For current SWAT members, there is a twelve-week program designed to keep physical performance levels at their highest.With detailed exercise descriptions, workout plans, clear photos, nutrition tips, and more, The SWAT Workout...


P.T. Forsyth Bibliography and Index
Robert Benedetto
0313287538
Apr 1993
Hardcover
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Book Description
The theological literature of the past 70 years reflects a steady interest in the theology of P.T. Forsyth (1848-1921), a Scottish Congregational theologian best known for anticipating the work of Karl Barth. This reference work provides an authoritative list of publications by and about Forsyth from 1886 to 1992. All but one of Forsyth's books lack indices, and this volume provides indices to the modern British editions of Forsyth's 22 major works. The bibliography is divided into two parts: works by Forsyth and works about him. Each part is sub-divided into sections by type of work, such as anthologies and collections, books, and book chapters. The indexes include a cumulative Scripture index, a cumulative index of names and cited works, and individual Scripture and name indexes for each of Forsyth's books. These...


Southern Accents: The Fiction of Peter Taylor
Catherine Clark Graham
0820418846
October 1994
Hardcover
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Peter Taylor: A Writer's Life
Hubert Horton McAlexander
080712706X
September 2001
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
For many critics, Peter Taylor (1917-1994) is a quintessential artisan of the short story; small Taylor masterpieces like "Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time" and "Miss Leonora When Last Seen" can be found in any number of classic short-story anthologies. Nevertheless, he achieved limited public fame particularly in comparison to the many literary eminences (Randall Jarrell, John Crowe Ransom, Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Bishop) he called his friends. As set forth in this meticulous account by McAlexander (professor of English at the University of Georgia and editor of a book of conversations with and critical essays on Taylor), Taylor's life and career were remarkable mainly because they were not. While all around him literary geniuses were being felled by nervous breakdowns, alcoholism and other literary demons, Taylor...

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