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Undating America's Social Contract
Rudolph G. Penner
0393975797
Aug 2000
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Book Description
In recent years American's political system has not performed as well as its economic system. While the strong economy of the past decade should provide policy makers with the opportunity to move forward on long-term social and economic goals, they seem stuck in the mindset of short-term fixes and shrill oratory common to leaner times. Focusing on three issues--productivity growth, income inequality and the aging of the baby-boom generation--this concise volume describes a "radically moderate" agenda that captures or political moment. The distinguished authors begin by acknowledging the difficult tradeoffs required for revamping programs for the aged and poor while keeping the economy growing. They then untangle the complexities of the policy debate and propose sensible ways to move American into the new century. ...


Elizabeth Taylor: My Love Affair with Jewelry
Elizabeth Taylor
0743254384
November 2003
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From Publishers Weekly
Taylor has presumably had love affairs with many things over the course of her illustrious life. Her acting career might be one, and her seven husbands might be others. But perhaps her one constant love affair is the lifelong one she's had with baubles, bangles and beads. In this dazzling book, Taylor shows off her collection, complementing the gorgeous color photographs with snippets about the provenance of each piece. "I mean, how many young women get a set of rubies just for doing something wholesome like swimming laps? Or win a diamond ring at Ping-Pong with their husband...? Well, I did, and for all of these memories and the people in my life I feel blessed," Taylor writes. She then launches into descriptions of the "glorious" ruby and diamond Cartier necklace from Mike Todd, the 33.19-carat Krupp diamond...


Global Pop
Timothy Taylor
0415918715
Aug 1997
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Dirty Linen Magazine - November 1998
"Finally, an easily digestible yet academically sound tome that gathers up and explains this sprawling popular phenomenon called world music. Timothy D. Taylor. . . takes the right approach from the get-go."

Shift - August 1998
"[An] erudite exploration of the philosophies behind the fastest growing music market."

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Long Ago and Far Away: James Taylor: His Life and Music
Timothy White
1844498646
October 2005
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Book Description
...first definitive biography of singer-songwriter James Taylor, written with the full cooperation of Taylor and his family, numerous friends, and musical associates


Global Pop
Timothy Taylor
0415918723
July 1997
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Dirty Linen Magazine - November 1998
"Finally, an easily digestible yet academically sound tome that gathers up and explains this sprawling popular phenomenon called world music. Timothy D. Taylor. . . takes the right approach from the get-go." --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.

Shift - August 1998
"[An] erudite exploration of the philosophies behind the fastest growing music market." --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.

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Timothy of the Cay
Theodore Taylor
0380725223
March 1995
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From Publishers Weekly
" 'Tis a beautiful cay, dis cay,' Timothy had said. He was right." So says Phillip Enright after his first actual view of the islet on which, in The Cay , he was stranded with the old black sailor Timothy, who taught him to survive. Phillip's return to the isolated spot marks the culmination of a journey both physical and spiritual. In alternating chapters Taylor recounts the events following the blinded 12-year-old's rescue from the remote island, and chronicles Timothy's history as well. In the tradition of its predecessor, this "prequel/sequel" explores social and racial imbalances and draws a graceful parallel between Timothy's youthful struggle to achieve an unheard-of dream--the captaincy of his own boat--and Philip's courage in choosing to undergo a risky operation to restore his vision. At times, the...


Strange Sounds
Timothy Taylor
0415936837
Oct 2001
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Review
Tim Taylor deftly and insightfully brings concepts from science and technology studies to bear on contemporary world music and its antecedents. This book makes the machinery of music speak..–Paul Rabinow, University of California, Berkeley

This is one of the first books to demonstrate how sound technologies are socially embedded and reappropriated in a variety of musical cultures. Taylor shows that throughout the esoteric history of electronic music up to modern rave, the common issue remains how humans give meaning to technology. Strange Sounds is a fascinating, wide-ranging, and provocative account of the incorporation of technology into one of the most important human social activities--music making..–Trevor Pinch, Cornell University

Weaving together a richly interdisciplinary...



Molecular Biology of the Cell the Problems Book 4th Edition
John Wilson
0815335776
July 2002
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Book Description
...designed to help students appreciate the ways in which experiments and simple calculations can lead to an understanding of how cells work...

Book Info
Workbook is a companion to the text, Molecular Biology of the Cell, 4th edition. Designed to help students appreciate the ways experiments and calculations lead to an understanding of how cells work. Features include key terms review, tests, and research-based problems corresponding to the text. Provides halftone illustrations, graphs, and tables. Previous edition: c1994. Softcover.


Strange Sounds
Timothy Taylor
0415936845
Oct 2001
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Review
Tim Taylor deftly and insightfully brings concepts from science and technology studies to bear on contemporary world music and its antecedents. This book makes the machinery of music speak..–Paul Rabinow, University of California, Berkeley

This is one of the first books to demonstrate how sound technologies are socially embedded and reappropriated in a variety of musical cultures. Taylor shows that throughout the esoteric history of electronic music up to modern rave, the common issue remains how humans give meaning to technology. Strange Sounds is a fascinating, wide-ranging, and provocative account of the incorporation of technology into one of the most important human social activities--music making..–Trevor Pinch, Cornell University

Weaving together a richly interdisciplinary...



Doing Business in China
Tim Ambler
0415310156
December 2003
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Review
Doing Business in China instructs and informs; indeed it also entertains. Not only businessmen, but all who deal with China should place it on their reading list. ... It encompasses all the ramifications of a colossal subject and deals with them intelligently and readably. ... Doing Business in China digs deeper and ranges wider that other works currently available. Messrs. Ambler and Witzel have done a thorough job..–Ian Rae, China Review (on the first edition)

This book will be of great use to both academics and practicing managers interested in how business is done in Greater China. nt Studies, Cambridge University, UKf Manageme.

Book Description
Since China's accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2002, China is now officially fully open for...



The Prehistory of Sex
Timothy Taylor
055337527X
July 1997
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From Publishers Weekly
Taylor, a British archeologist, taps archeological evidence (reproduced in some 50 photographs) that is virtually unknown outside specialist circles?graphic depictions of sex in prehistoric cultures: mammoth ivory phalluses, sculptures of women in childbirth, syphilitic skeletons, charred remains of aphrodisiac herbs. The result is a groundbreaking, riveting survey that strongly suggests that sex and love among prehistoric peoples was less bestial than is commonly assumed. He traces sexual inequality to the invention of farming in the Near East 10,000 years ago, where the availability of animal milk allowed women to raise many children, tying themselves to hearth and home. Disputing feminist claims that Neolithic figurines of the "Great Earth Mother" emerged from a prehistoric matriarchy, he argues that the clay...


Kylix Power Solutions with Don Taylor, Jim Mischel and Tim Gentry
Don Taylor
1576109607
May 2001
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Book Description
Kylix will be the first proven, widely available RAD system for Linux. Packed with programming solutions, Kylix Power Solutions with Don Taylor, Jim Mischel, and Tim Gentry focuses on solutions to specific Kylix programming challenges and objectives that arise when moving from Windows to a Linux operating environment. Written by Kylix experts and respected software developers, this book provides readers with accurate, understandable, easy to use, and dependable programming approaches and solutions. It also helps readers understand the whys of Kylix and Linux as well as the hows, using carefully documented commentary on why each approach is used. This book is ideal for experienced Delphi programmers expanding to the Linux operating system through Kylix and existing Linux developers wishing to develop GUI-based programs...


The Journey Prize Stories 15
Various
0771044100
Oct 2003
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Review
The Journey Prize Anthology has become the proving ground for new, young Canadian writers, a who’s who of the coming generation. . . . There’s nothing else like it in Canada. (I, for one, owe everything to the Journey Prize.)”
– Yann Martel, previous Journey Prize winner and the author of the Booker Prize-winning novel The Life of Pi


"The Journey Prize Anthology represents the haunting pulse of the country's literary heartbeat."
-Edmonton Journal

"An adventurous collection of cut-above stories. . . . [The Journey Prize Anthology] buttresses the widely held conviction that short fiction is alive and swelling the ranks of first-rate Canadian authors gathering accolades around the globe."
-Toronto Star...


Elizabeth Taylor: My Love Affair with Jewelry
Elizabeth Taylor
0641714440

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The Mosaic of Economic Growth
Ralph Landau
0804726043
Jan 1996
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Patagonia: Wild Land at the End of the Earth
Tim E. Hauf
0972074325
June 2004
Hardcover
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Dan Hays, Statesman Journal, September 26, 2004
It's beautiful, it's inspiring, it's excellent work all around. What more could you ask for from a book?

Book Description
Patagonia is a wild and windswept land located near the tip of South America that includes portions of Chile and Argentina. It features spectacular granite towers, some of the biggest glaciers in the southern hemisphere, and grassy steppes where colorful gauchos herd cattle and sheep across limitless prairies. It’s a place that has always appealed to a special kind of traveler, lured by lofty summits and stupendous scenery. It’s the kind of land where you can wander at will and find yourself lost in the most interesting ways. Patagonia exudes a magnetic emptiness that calls forth a commensurate feeling for a...


The Buried Soul
Timothy Taylor
0807046671
Aug 2005
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From Booklist
Taylor's entertaining, if grisly, interpretative history turns the raw gleanings of two centuries of archaeology on their head. Referencing his own experience, as well as others' documented discoveries, he expounds on the pervasiveness of such practices as funerary cannibalism, vampirism, and human sacrifice, and he poses the question, Which came first, the notion of the soul or the ceremonial burial of remains? His conclusions, as he acknowledges, may be somewhat unsettling. Caches of bones, pottery shards, and tools reveal only the most basic clues, and the majority of archaeologists, filtering those clues through their modern "visceral insulation" from things pertaining to death, are, by Taylor's lights, unable to acknowledge how prevalent cannibalism and ritual sacrifice were and are. Furthermore, while widespread...


Knowles, Taylor, Knowles: American Bone China
Timothy J. Kearns
088740636X
August 1994
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Book Description
During the last quarter of the nineteenth century, American potters were struggling to produce quality ceramics to rival that of the English and French. Knowles, Taylor & Knowles took up the challenge, determined to produce a bone china that would be the pride of America. Highly regarded in its day, Knowles, Taylor & Knowles made Belleek Ware, Lotus Ware, and China Whiskey Jugs which are prized possessions among collectors today. Here is a book to inspire dealers and collectors alike. Valuable information concerning the identification of the various wares, the manufacturer's marks, decorative techniques, artists and the current values is included. Each phase of the company's production is illustrated in 245 color photographs.

About the Author
Timothy James Kearns, an avid...


Tourism and Political Boundaries
Dallen J. Timothy
0415196965
January 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
The importance of political boundaries in the development, function and flow of tourism cannot be overemphasized. In light of today's political transformations and processes of globalization, this book provides a systematic examination of the relationships between boundaries and tourism, and offers a basis upon which tourism can be better managed and researched in a geo-political context.

Download Description
In light of today's political transformations and processes of globalisation, this book provides a systematic examination of the relationships between boundaries and tourism.


The Buried Soul
Timothy Taylor
0807046728
July 2004
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Taylor's entertaining, if grisly, interpretative history turns the raw gleanings of two centuries of archaeology on their head. Referencing his own experience, as well as others' documented discoveries, he expounds on the pervasiveness of such practices as funerary cannibalism, vampirism, and human sacrifice, and he poses the question, Which came first, the notion of the soul or the ceremonial burial of remains? His conclusions, as he acknowledges, may be somewhat unsettling. Caches of bones, pottery shards, and tools reveal only the most basic clues, and the majority of archaeologists, filtering those clues through their modern "visceral insulation" from things pertaining to death, are, by Taylor's lights, unable to acknowledge how prevalent cannibalism and ritual sacrifice were and are. Furthermore, while widespread...

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