World Authors 1990-1995

Author: Clifford Thompson
Publisher: Hw Wilson Company
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 863
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Offers biographical sketches of 320 writers' lives and works, including novelists, playwrights, poets, historians, biographers, critics, and philosophers.

World Authors, 1985-1990

Author: Vineta Colby
Publisher: Hw Wilson Company
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 970
View: 876

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Offers biographical sketches of 345 writers' lives and works, including novelists, playwrights, poets, historians, biographers, critics, and philosophers

Fundamental Reference Sources

Author: James H. Sweetland,Frances Neel Cheney
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 9780838907801
Category: Education
Page: 612
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An introduction to selected sources of bibliographical, biographical, linguistic, statistical and geographical organizations.

Guide to Reference in Genealogy and Biography

Author: Mary K. Mannix,Fred Burchsted,Jo Bell Whitlatch
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 083891294X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 386
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An excellent starting point for both reference librarians and for library users seeking information about family history and the lives of others, this resource is drawn from the authoritative database of Guide to Reference, voted Best Professional Resource Database by Library Journal readers in 2012. Biographical resources have long been of interest to researchers and general readers, and this title directs readers to the best biographical sources for all regions of the world. For interest in the lives of those not found in biographical resources, this title also serves as a guide to the most useful genealogical resources. Profiling more than 1400 print and electronic sources, this book helps connect librarians and researchers to the most relevant sources of information in genealogy and biography.

Sophie's World

A Novel About the History of Philosophy
Author: Jostein Gaarder
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466804270
Category: Fiction
Page: 544
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One day Sophie comes home from school to find two questions in her mail: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" Before she knows it she is enrolled in a correspondence course with a mysterious philosopher. Thus begins Jostein Gaarder's unique novel, which is not only a mystery, but also a complete and entertaining history of philosophy.


Author: Toni Morrison
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307388629
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. And Sethe’s new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved. Filled with bitter poetry and suspense as taut as a rope, Beloved is a towering achievement.

The Chicago of Fiction

A Resource Guide
Author: James A. Kaser
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 1461672589
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 672
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This book provides detailed synopses for more than 1,200 works of fiction significantly set in Chicago and published between 1852 and 1980. The synopses include plot summaries, names of major characters, and an indication of physical settings. An appendix provides bibliographical information for works dating from 1981 well into the 21st century, while a biographical section provides basic information about the authors.

Cuban-American Fiction in English

An Annotated Bibliography of Primary and Secondary Sources
Author: M. Delores Carlito
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810856806
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 129
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This bibliography contains listings and annotations of all novels, anthologies, and short story collections written by the first, 1.5, and second generations of Cuban Americans. This work also contains listings and annotations of all secondary works dealing with this fiction, as well as related memoirs, autobiographies and interviews.

War at Sea

A Naval History of World War II
Author: Nathan Miller
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195110382
Category: Social Science
Page: 592
View: 2145

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From the sinking of the British passenger liner Athenia on September 3, 1939, by a German U-boat (against orders) to the Japanese surrender on board the Missouri on September 2, 1945, War at Sea covers every major naveal battle of World War II. "A first-rate work and the best history of its kind yet written".--Vice Admiral William P. Mack, U.S.N. (Ret.). 30 photos.

Handbook for Academic Authors

Author: Beth Luey
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521194989
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 276
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Whether you are a graduate student seeking to publish your first article, a new Ph.D. revising your dissertation for publication, or an experienced author working on a new monograph, textbook, or digital publication, Handbook for Academic Authors provides reliable, concise advice about selecting the best publisher for your work, maintaining an optimal relationship with your publisher, submitting manuscripts to book and journal publishers, working with editors, navigating the production process, and helping to market your book. It also offers information about illustrations, indexes, permissions, and contracts and includes a chapter on revising dissertations and one on the financial aspects of publishing. The book covers not only scholarly monographs but also textbooks, anthologies, multiauthor books, and trade books. This fifth edition has been revised and updated to align with new technological and financial realities, taking into account the impact of digital technology and the changes it has made in authorship and publishing.

A Natural History of the Senses

Author: Diane Ackerman
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307763315
Category: Science
Page: 352
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Diane Ackerman's lusciously written grand tour of the realm of the senses includes conversations with an iceberg in Antarctica and a professional nose in New York, along with dissertations on kisses and tattoos, sadistic cuisine and the music played by the planet Earth. “Delightful . . . gives the reader the richest possible feeling of the worlds the senses take in.” —The New York Times

Development Centre Studies The World Economy Historical Statistics

Historical Statistics
Author: Maddison Angus
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9264104143
Page: 274
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Following on from his The World Economy: a Millennial Perspective, published by the OECD in 2001, in this book, Angus Maddison offers a rare insight into the history and political influence of national accounts and national accounting.


A Dual-Language Book
Author: Voltaire
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486117634
Category: Fiction
Page: 176
View: 2850

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DIVVoltaire's brilliant satire on the follies of man, in the original French, with a new and exacting English translation on the opposing page. Weller's critical introduction illuminates the satire's enduring appeal. /div

Bird by Bird

Some Instructions on Writing and Life
Author: Anne Lamott
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780307424983
Category: Reference
Page: 272
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"A warm, generous and hilarious guide through the writer's world and its treacherous swamps." --Los Angeles Times Advice on writing and on life from an acclaimed bestselling author: "Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he'd had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my brother's shoulder, and said, 'Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.'"

Authors and Authority

English and American Criticism, 1750-1990
Author: Patrick Parrinder
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231076470
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 392
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One of the great paradoxes of modern times is that the more scientists understand the natural world, the more we discover that our everyday beliefs about it are wrong. Neil F. Comins has identified and classified, by origin and topic, over 1,700 commonly held misconceptions about the universe. He presents the reader with the tools needed to probe erroneous notions so that we can begin to question for ourselves... and to think more like scientists.

A Different Mirror

A History of Multicultural America (Revised Edition)
Author: Professor of Ethnic Studies Ronald Takaki,Ronald Takaki
ISBN: 1456611062
Category: History
Page: 529
View: 6491

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Takaki traces the economic and political history of Indians, African Americans, Mexicans, Japanese, Chinese, Irish, and Jewish people in America, with considerable attention given to instances and consequences of racism. The narrative is laced with short quotations, cameos of personal experiences, and excerpts from folk music and literature. Well-known occurrences, such as the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, the Trail of Tears, the Harlem Renaissance, and the Japanese internment are included. Students may be surprised by some of the revelations, but will recognize a constant thread of rampant racism. The author concludes with a summary of today's changing economic climate and offers Rodney King's challenge to all of us to try to get along. Readers will find this overview to be an accessible, cogent jumping-off place for American history and political science plus a guide to the myriad other sources identified in the notes.

Emotional Intelligence

Why It Can Matter More Than IQ
Author: Daniel Goleman
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553903209
Category: Self-Help
Page: 368
View: 9001

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Everyone knows that high IQ is no guarantee of success, happiness, or virtue, but until Emotional Intelligence, we could only guess why. Daniel Goleman's brilliant report from the frontiers of psychology and neuroscience offers startling new insight into our “two minds”—the rational and the emotional—and how they together shape our destiny. Through vivid examples, Goleman delineates the five crucial skills of emotional intelligence, and shows how they determine our success in relationships, work, and even our physical well-being. What emerges is an entirely new way to talk about being smart. The best news is that “emotional literacy” is not fixed early in life. Every parent, every teacher, every business leader, and everyone interested in a more civil society, has a stake in this compelling vision of human possibility. Praise for Emotional Intelligence “A thoughtfully written, persuasive account explaining emotional intelligence and why it can be crucial to your career.”—USA Today “Good news to the employee looking for advancement [and] a wake-up call to organizations and corporations.”—The Christian Science Monitor “Anyone interested in leadership . . . should get a copy of this book. In fact, I recommend it to all readers anywhere who want to see their organizations in the phone book in the year 2001.”—Warren Bennis, The New York Times Book Review

Encountering Development

The Making and Unmaking of the Third World
Author: Arturo Escobar
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691150451
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 290
View: 9915

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Originally published: 1995. Paperback reissue, with a new preface by the author.

World Food Security

A History since 1945
Author: D. Shaw
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230589782
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 510
View: 653

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This book is the first comprehensive account of the numerous attempts made since the Second World War to provide food security for all. It provides a reference source for all those involved and interested in food security issues.