The U.S. Constitution for Everyone


Author: Jerome Agel
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399513053
Category: History
Page: 64
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Presents the text of the Constitution, explains its fundamentals, and traces events leading up to its adoption in 1788.

Krugman's Economics for AP* (High School)


Author: Margaret Ray,David A. Anderson,Paul Krugman,Robin Wells
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 1319029329
Category: Business & Economics
Page: N.A
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Krugman’s Economics for AP®, Second Edition is designed to be easy to read and easy to use. This book is your ultimate tool for success in the AP® Economics course and exam. The text combines the successful storytelling, vivid examples, and clear explanations of Paul Krugman and Robin Wells with the AP® expertise of Margaret Ray and David Anderson. In this exciting new edition of the AP® text, Ray and Anderson successfully marry Krugman’s engaging approach and captivating writing with content based on The College Board’s AP® Economics Course outline, all while focusing on the specific needs and interests of high school teachers and students.

Legal and Ethical Issues for Health Professionals


Author: George D Pozgar, MBA, CHE
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 128408731X
Category:
Page: 530
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Legal and Ethical Issues for Health Professionals, Fourth Edition is a concise and practical guide to legal and ethical dilemmas facing healthcare professionals in the real-world today. Thoroughly updated and featuring new case studies, this dynamic text will help students to better understand the issues they will face on the job and the implications in the legal arena. With contemporary topics, real-world examples, and accessible language, this comprehensive text offers students an applied perspective and the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills. Legal and Ethical Issues for Health Professionals provides an effective transition from the classroom to the reality of a clinical environment. Legal and Ethical Issues for Health Professionals, Fourth Edition provides the reader with a clear understanding of the law and ethics as they relate to health care dilemmas and the proper foundation to make good decisions in the delivery of patient care. The practical application of ethic

Right Wing Women


Author: Andrea Dworkin
Publisher: Perigee Trade
ISBN: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: 255
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Argues that the Amercian political right mobilizes women by exploiting their fears, and discusses the issues of abortion, sexual equality, anti-Semitism, and anti-feminism

Bad Astronomy

Misconceptions and Misuses Revealed, from Astrology to the Moon Landing "Hoax"
Author: Philip C. Plait
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471422075
Category: Science
Page: 288
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Advance praise for Philip Plait s Bad Astronomy "Bad Astronomy is just plain good! Philip Plait clears up every misconception on astronomy and space you never knew you suffered from." --Stephen Maran, Author of Astronomy for Dummies and editor of The Astronomy and Astrophysics Encyclopedia "Thank the cosmos for the bundle of star stuff named Philip Plait, who is the world s leading consumer advocate for quality science in space and on Earth. This important contribution to science will rest firmly on my reference library shelf, ready for easy access the next time an astrologer calls." --Dr. Michael Shermer, Publisher of Skeptic magazine, monthly columnist for Scientific American, and author of The Borderlands of Science "Philip Plait has given us a readable, erudite, informative, useful, and entertaining book. Bad Astronomy is Good Science. Very good science..." --James "The Amazing" Randi, President, James Randi Educational Foundation, and author of An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural "Bad Astronomy is a fun read. Plait is wonderfully witty and educational as he debunks the myths, legends, and 'conspiracies that abound in our society. 'The Truth Is Out There' and it's in this book. I loved it!" --Mike Mullane, Space Shuttle astronaut and author of Do Your Ears Pop in Space?

The Devil's Dictionary (or The Cynic's Wordbook: Unabridged with all the Definitions)


Author: Ambrose Bierce
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 8074843955
Category: Fiction
Page: 139
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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Devil's Dictionary (or The Cynic's Wordbook: Unabridged with all the Definitions)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The book is a classic satire in the form of a dictionary on which Bierce worked for decades. It was originally published in 1906 as The Cynic's Word Book before being retitled in 1911. A number of the definitions are accompanied by satiric verses, many of which are signed with comic pseudonyms. It offers reinterpretations of terms in the English language which lampoon cant and political double-talk as well as other aspects of human foolishness and frailty. The definitions provide satirical, witty and often politically pointed representations of the words that is seeks to "define". The Devil's Dictionary has inspired many imitations both in its day and more recently. Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (1842 – 1914?) was an American satirist, critic, poet, editor and journalist. Bierce became a prolific author of short stories often humorous and sometimes bitter or macabre. His dark, sardonic views and vehemence as a critic earned him the nickname, "Bitter Bierce".

The Atheist's Guide to Christmas


Author: Robin Harvie,Stephanie Meyers
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062064274
Category: Religion
Page: 320
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So, what do you get an atheist for Christmas? This collection of smart, funny essays, of course—short works by 42 resolutely secular-minded geniuses about how to survive (and even enjoy) the holiday season…without feeling the Christmas Spirit move you. Editors Robin Harvie and Stephanie Meyers have gathered writers, celebrities, comedians, and scientists to deliver essays ranging from the hilarious to the reflective to the charmingly absurd in The Atheist’s Guide to Christmas, a perfect gift for the Pastafarian who has everything, the Scrooge who wants nothing, and anyone else interested in the diverse meanings that Christmas can hold.

The Grid Book


Author: Hannah Higgins
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262512408
Category: Art
Page: 300
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Ten grids that changed the world: the emergence and evolution of the most prominent visual structure in Western culture.

Gates of Fire


Author: Steven Pressfield
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780553904055
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Steven Pressfield's The Profession. The national bestseller! At Thermopylae, a rocky mountain pass in northern Greece, the feared and admired Spartan soldiers stood three hundred strong. Theirs was a suicide mission, to hold the pass against the invading millions of the mighty Persian army. Day after bloody day they withstood the terrible onslaught, buying time for the Greeks to rally their forces. Born into a cult of spiritual courage, physical endurance, and unmatched battle skill, the Spartans would be remembered for the greatest military stand in history--one that would not end until the rocks were awash with blood, leaving only one gravely injured Spartan squire to tell the tale....

How Modern Science Came Into the World

Four Civilizations, One 17th-century Breakthrough
Author: H. F. Cohen
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9089642390
Category: History
Page: 784
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Once upon a time 'The Scientific Revolution of the 17th century' was an innovative concept that inspired a stimulating narrative of how modern science came into the world. Half a century later, what we now know as 'the master narrative' serves rather as a strait-jacket - so often events and contexts just fail to fit in. No attempt has been made so far to replace the master narrative. H. Floris Cohen now comes up with precisely such a replacement. Key to his path-breaking analysis-cum-narrative is a vision of the Scientific Revolution as made up of six distinct yet narrowly interconnected, revolutionary transformations, each of some twenty-five to thirty years' duration. This vision enables him to explain how modern science could come about in Europe rather than in Greece, China, or the Islamic world. It also enables him to explain how half-way into the 17th century a vast crisis of legitimacy could arise and, in the end, be overcome.

What Are the Amendments?


Author: Nancy Harris
Publisher: Capstone Classroom
ISBN: 9781432909925
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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What Are the Amendments? is a Heinemann title.

The Judicial Power of the United States

The Eleventh Amendment in American History
Author: John V. Orth
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195364859
Category: Law
Page: 244
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Although less than fifty words long, the meaning of the seemingly simple Eleventh Amendment has troubled the Supreme Court at crucial points in American history and continues to spur sharp debate in present-day courts. The first amendment adopted after the Bill of Rights, the Eleventh Amendment limits the exercise of U.S. judicial power when American states are sued. Its modern meaning was largely shaped around cases concerning the liability of Southern states to pay their debts during and after Reconstruction; by shielding states from liability, the Supreme Court's interpretation of the Eleventh Amendment eased the establishment of post-Reconstruction Southern society and left a maddeningly complicated law of federal jurisdiction. Here, Orth reconstructs the fascinating but obscure history of the Eleventh Amendment--the labyrinth of legal doctrine, the economic motives and consequences, the political context, and the legacy of the past--over the last two centuries. Using quotes from Wordsworth, Shaw, Mark Twain, Margaret Mitchell, and other writers to clarify and invigorate his narrative, Orth finally makes accessible an important but complex slice of constitutional history.

United States Declaration of Independence for Everyone


Author: Jerome Agel,Mort Gerberg
Publisher: Perigee Trade
ISBN: 9780399526985
Category: History
Page: 100
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A close-up look at the Declaration of Independence describes the events that led to its creation, profiles its more than fifty signators, examines Jefferson's original composition, analyzes the complete text of the document, and assesses its influence on American history, the events of the American Revolution, and the course of the nation. Original.

The Unified Process Transition and Production Phases

Best Practices in Implementing the UP
Author: Scott W. Ambler,Larry Constantine
Publisher: Focal Press
ISBN: 9781578200924
Category: Computers
Page: 309
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This book is the final in a four-volume series that presents a critical review of the Unified Process. The authors present a survey of the alternate software processes, and synthesize a more robust process that addresses the complete breadth of real-world development and production needs. After elaborating on the UP with a more complete software process, each volume presents a masters' collection of today's best practices.

Broca's Brain

Reflections on the Romance of Science
Author: Carl Sagan
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0307800997
Category: Science
Page: 416
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A fascinating book on the joys of discovering how the world works, by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Cosmos and Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors. “Magnificent . . . Delightful . . . A masterpiece. A message of tremendous hope for humanity . . . While ever conscious that human folly can terminate man’s march into the future, Sagan nonetheless paints for us a mind-boggling future: intelligent robots, the discovery of extraterrestrial life and its consequences, and above all the challenge and pursuit of the mystery of the universe.”—Chicago Tribune “Go out and buy this book, because Carl Sagan is not only one of the world’s most respected scientists, he’s a great writer. . . . I can give a book no greater accolade than to say I’m planning on reading it again. And again. And again.”—The Miami Herald “The brilliant astronomer . . . is persuasive, provocative and readable.”—United Press International “Closely reasoned, impeccably researched, gently humorous, utterly devastating.”—The Washington Post

Internet and the Law

Technology, Society, and Compromises
Author: Aaron Schwabach
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610693507
Category: Computers
Page: 352
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The world of Internet law is constantly changing and is difficult to follow, even for those for whom doing so is a full-time job. This updated, everything-you-need-to-know reference removes the uncertainty.

The Book of Woe

The DSM and the Unmaking of Psychiatry
Author: Gary Greenberg
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101621109
Category: Psychology
Page: 416
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“Gary Greenberg has become the Dante of our psychiatric age, and the DSM-5 is his Inferno.” —Errol Morris Since its debut in 1952, the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders has set down the “official” view on what constitutes mental illness. Homosexuality, for instance, was a mental illness until 1973. Each revision has created controversy, but the DSM-5 has taken fire for encouraging doctors to diagnose more illnesses—and to prescribe sometimes unnecessary or harmful medications. Respected author and practicing psychotherapist Gary Greenberg embedded himself in the war that broke out over the fifth edition, and returned with an unsettling tale. Exposing the deeply flawed process behind the DSM-5’s compilation, The Book of Woe reveals how the manual turns suffering into a commodity—and made the APA its own biggest beneficiary.