Invitation to the Classics: A Guide to Books You’ Ve Always Wanted to Read
Practically a classic itself, Invitation to the Classics is a popular guide to those great works of literature that you always meant to read. Full color and engaging, this book is a gateway to the fulfilling pursuit of understanding our culture by exploring its most enduring writings. “These sparkling essays remind us of the deep pleasures of literature and its power to instruct and delight.”–Publishers Weekly “A magnificent resource, an urgently needed publication in an era when politically correct higher education is trying to deconstruct Western civilization. Wonderful!”–Charles Colson “This important publication should be in every library and out on the table in every Christian home.”–Dallas Willard “Immerses us in the wisdom of the ages, those noble thoughts that enrich society’s values and guide our youth along positive paths toward fruitful lives.”–President Jimmy Carter
Untold Civil Rights Stories: Asian Americans Speak Out for Justice
Kwoh is the co-author of Uncommon Common Ground: Race and America’s Future (2010) and Searching for the Uncommon Common Ground: New Dimensions on Race in America (2002). He is also editor and co-author of Untold Civil Rights Stories: Asian Americans Speak Out for Justice (2009), a book focusing on Asian American civil rights heroes.
At the center of this unforgettable tale is Mugezi, a young man who manages to make it through the hellish reign of Idi Amin and experiences firsthand the most crushing aspects of Ugandan society: he withstands his distant father’s oppression and his mother’s cruelty in the name of Catholic zeal, endures the ravages of war, rape, poverty, and AIDS, and yet he is able to keep a hopeful and even occasionally amusing outlook on life. Mugezi’s hard-won observations form a cri de coeur for a people shaped by untold losses.
A New China
Originally published in 1999, A New China has become a standard textbook for intermediate Chinese language learning. This completely revised edition reflects China’s dramatic developments in the last decade and consolidates the previous two-volume set into one volume for easy student use. Written from the perspective of a foreign student who has just arrived in China, the textbook provides the most up-to-date lessons and learning materials about the changing face of China.
The first half of the book follows the life of an exchange student experiencing Beijing for the first time. Chinese language students are guided step-by-step through the stages of arriving at the airport, going through customs, and adjusting to Chinese university dormitories. The revised edition includes new lessons on daily life, such as doing laundry and getting a haircut, as well as visiting the zoo, night markets, and the Great Wall. Later lessons discuss recent social and political issues in China, including divorce, Beijing traffic, and the college entrance examination. A New China provides detailed grammar explanations, extensive vocabulary lists, and homework exercises.
- Single-volume, user-friendly format
- New lessons and vocabulary reflecting daily living in China
- Includes China’s recent social and political issues
- Detailed grammar explanations, vocabulary lists, and homework exercises
- Uses both traditional and simplified characters
The Religion and Science Debate: Why Does It Continue?
Eighty-one years after America witnessed the Scopes trial over the teaching of evolution in public schools, the debate between science and religion continues. In this book scholars from a variety of disciplines—sociology, history, science, and theology—provide new insights into the contemporary dialogue as well as some perspective suggestions for delineating the responsibilities of both the scientific and religious spheres.
Why does the tension between science and religion continue? How have those tensions changed during the past one hundred years? How have those tensions impacted the public debate about so-called “intelligent design” as a scientific alternative to evolution? With wit and wisdom the authors address the conflict from its philosophical roots to its manifestations within American culture. In doing so, they take an important step toward creating a society that reconciles scientific inquiry with the human spirit. This book, which marks the one hundredth anniversary of The Terry Lecture Series, offers a unique perspective for anyone interested in the debate between science and religion in America.
Nature in the City: Seattle
Packed with short day trips in Seattle the whole family will love
* Pressed for time? Find “Quick Trips” that take less than one hour to complete
* Includes “Fast Facts” and pertinent sidebars about Seattle and surrounding neighborhoods
Chock-full of things to see and do, Nature in the City: Seattle is an indispensable resource for discovering not only Seattle’s best-loved natural sites, but also its wildest and least-known corners, including the surrounding areas of Renton, Vashon, and Bainbridge Islands.
Trips are identified by location, and how long they take to complete, and by a “when to go” suggestion to help readers decide which trip is best for a particular day
Bomb: The Race to Build and Steal the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon
In December of 1938, a chemist in a German laboratory made a shocking discovery, When placed next to radioactive material, a Uranium atom split in two. That simple discovery launched a scientific race that spanned 3 continents. In Great Britain and the United States, Soviet spies worked their way into the scientific community, in Norway, a commando force slipped behind enemy lines to attack German heavy-water manufacturing and deep in the desert, one brilliant group of scientists was hidden away at a remote site at Los Alamos. This is the story of the plotting, the risk-taking, the deceit and genius that created the world’s most formidable weapon. This is the story of the atomic bomb.
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