Comprehension

Author: Walter Kintsch
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521629867
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In this landmark volume, Walter Kintsch presents a theory of human text comprehension that he has refined and developed over the past 20 years.

Durkheim

Author: Anthony Giddens
Publisher: Fontana Press
ISBN: 9780006860068
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Durkheim is generally considered to be the main founder of modern sociology. In France his ideas contributed to the rise of structuralism, while in the English-speaking world he is regarded as the originator of functionalism. This is comprehensive analysis of the development of his ideas.

Letters To A Young Poet

Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1625587643
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These ten letters, written by one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century, offer deep and sincere advice to the young poet. They touch on all aspects of life and are valuable to anyone wishing to be a poet and to those who are not. Written with power, style, and conviction these letters will guide and inspire anyone who reads them. Wilder Publications is a green publisher. All of our books are printed to order. This reduces waste and helps us keep prices low while greatly reducing our impact on the environment.

Civic Responsibility And Higher Education

Author: Thomas Ehrlich
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1461636620
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More than a century ago, John Dewey challenged the education community to look to civic involvement for the betterment of both community and campus. Today, the challenge remains. In his landmark book, editor Thomas Ehrlich has collected essays from national leaders who have focused on civic responsibility and higher education. Imparting both philosophy and working examples, Ehrlich provides the inspiration for innovative new programs in this essential area of learning.

The Case For Books Past Present And Future

Author: Robert Darnton
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458758338
Size: 56.42 MB
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The era of the printed book is at a crossroad. E-readers are flooding the market, books are available to read on cell phones, and companies such as Google, Amazon, and Apple are competing to command near monopolistic positions as sellers and dispensers of digital information. Already, more books have been scanned and digitized than were housed in the great library in Alexandria. Is the printed book resilient enough to survive the digital revolution, or will it become obsolete? In this lasting collection of essays, Robert Darnton - an intellectual pioneer in the field of this history of the book - lends unique authority to the life, role, and legacy of the book in society.

Body Language

Author: Allan Pease
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ISBN: 9788183224109
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What people say is often very different from what they think or feel. Body language by Allan Pease is just what you require to know those feelings which people often try to hide.

Liquid Fear

Author: Zygmunt Bauman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745654495
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Modernity was supposed to be the period in human history when the fears that pervaded social life in the past could be left behind and human beings could at last take control of their lives and tame the uncontrolled forces of the social and natural worlds. And yet, at the dawn of the twenty-first century, we live again in a time of fear. Whether its the fear of natural disasters, the fear of environmental catastrophes or the fear of indiscriminate terrorist attacks, we live today in a state of constant anxiety about the dangers that could strike unannounced and at any moment. Fear is the name we give to our uncertainty in the face of the dangers that characterize our liquid modern age, to our ignorance of what the threat is and our incapacity to determine what can and can't be done to counter it. This new book by Zygmunt Bauman one of the foremost social thinkers of our time is an inventory of liquid modern fears. It is also an attempt to uncover their common sources, to analyse the obstacles that pile up on the road to their discovery and to examine the ways of putting them out of action or rendering them harmless. Through his brilliant account of the fears and anxieties that weigh on us today, Bauman alerts us to the scale of the task which we shall have to confront through most of the current century if we wish our fellow humans to emerge at its end feeling more secure and self-confident than we feel at its beginning.

The Book Of Numbers

Author: John H. Conway
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461240727
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"...the great feature of the book is that anyone can read it without excessive head scratching...You'll find plenty here to keep you occupied, amused, and informed. Buy, dip in, wallow." -IAN STEWART, NEW SCIENTIST "...a delightful look at numbers and their roles in everything from language to flowers to the imagination." -SCIENCE NEWS "...a fun and fascinating tour of numerical topics and concepts. It will have readers contemplating ideas they might never have thought were understandable or even possible." -WISCONSIN BOOKWATCH "This popularization of number theory looks like another classic." -LIBRARY JOURNAL

The Birth Of The Codex

Author: Colin H. Roberts
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780197260616
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In The Codex, published in 1954, C.H. Roberts studied the process by which in the early centuries of our era the roll as the vehicle for literature was replaced by the codex, which has remained the format of the book ever since. New evidence that has accumulated in the last thirty years has set some of the problems in a new light and in this book, published here for the first time in paperback, the authors re-examine these and offer a different explanation for the remarkable part in the transformation played by the early Church.