SIERRA NEVADA NATURAL HISTORY An Illustrated Handbook
The introduction deals with man and the Sierra Nevada, the physical features, climate, geological history, plant and animal distribution, modifications by man, the ownership and management in the Sierra, under good conduct in the Sierra, a few ground rules for keeping the area unspoiled.
Where to Invade Next
On February 27, 2007, during an interview with Amy Goodman, General Wesley Clark described a 2002 Pentagon conversation in which he was told that America was planning to invade Iraq. From the same source, he learned of a classified memorandum listing six other countries the United States intended to “take out” over the next five years. Most of us will never get to see this memo, but we know it exists.
Now, editor Stephen Elliott, authors Jason Roberts, Eric Martin, and Andrew Altschul, and a team of twenty researchers have re-created this document for the present day. Where to Invade Next contains seven essays, 100 percent factual, laying out in stark detail how the arguments for invasion could be made. A biting look at the role of propaganda in foreign policy, this book outlines exactly how our leaders might make the case for war.
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
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
A Simpler Way
Constructed around five major themes — play, organization, self, emergence, and coherence — A Simpler Way challenges the way we live and work, presenting a profound worldview.In thoughtful, creative prose, the authors help readers connect their own personal experiences to the idea that organizations are evolving systems. With its relaxed, poetic style, A Simpler Way will help readers increase their organizing capacity and free them from the daily stress that disorganization brings.
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.
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.
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
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