Letter in a Woodpile

Author: Ed Cullen

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 1591862493

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 138

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From NPR commentator ("All Things Considered") Ed Cullen comes this collection of humorous commentaries on life in southern Louisiana, including Mardi Gras, science fairs, and how the denizens of Guatemala North (Baton Rouge) stay cool.

Teacher Action Research

Building Knowledge Democracies

Author: Gerald J. Pine

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452278741

Category: Education

Page: 416

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"This is a wonderful book with deep insight into the relationship between teachers' action and result of student learning. It discusses from different angles impact of action research on student learning in the classroom. Writing samples provided at the back are wonderful examples." —Kejing Liu, Shawnee State University Teacher Action Research: Building Knowledge Democracies focuses on helping schools build knowledge democracies through a process of action research in which teachers, students, and parents collaborate in conducting participatory and caring inquiry in the classroom, school, and community. Author Gerald J. Pine examines historical origins, the rationale for practice-based research, related theoretical and philosophical perspectives, and action research as a paradigm rather than a method. Key Features Discusses how to build a school research culture through collaborative teacher research Delineates the role of the professional development school as a venue for constructing a knowledge democracy Focuses on how teacher action research can empower the active and ongoing inclusion of nontraditional voices (those of students and parents) in the research process Includes chapters addressing the concrete practices of observation, reflection, dialogue, writing, and the conduct of action research, as well as examples of teacher action research studies

The Maximus Poems

Author: Charles Olson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520055950

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 652

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A collection of modern poems probing the human feelings which penetrate life and history along the northern Massachusetts coast

Essential Psychology

Author: Philip Banyard,Gayle Dillon,Christine Norman,Belinda Winder

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473917182

Category: Psychology

Page: 600

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Essential Psychology returns for a second edition with a vivid narrative writing style for undergraduates, features designed to stimulate critical thinking and inspire students to learn independently, and an expanded companion website full of useful resources for lecturers and students. This comprehensive introductory text is relevant for both the specialist and non-specialist psychology student, challenging those who studied psychology before university while remaining accessible to those who did not. The 2nd edition: Gives students a firm foundation in all areas covered on accredited British Psychological Society degree courses Includes new chapters on psychopathology, research methods, language, motivation and emotion, lifespan development, health psychology, forensic psychology and critical social psychology Relates theory to the real world to help students think about where they will employ their degree after undergraduate study Comes with a SAGE edge companion website with a suite of resources to enhance the learning experience (https://edge.sagepub.com/banyard2e)

Children and Families in Health and Illness

Author: Marion E. Broome

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0803959036

Category: Medical

Page: 363

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Written and edited by leading pediatric and family nurse researchers, this book provides a synthesis of the research literature in nursing and health promotion of children, pediatric acute and chronic conditions, and children and families in the health care system.Children and Families in Health and Illness will prove an excellent shelf reference for researchers and a thought-provoking read for advanced-level practitioner in child or family nursing.

A Century of Artists Books

Author: Riva Castleman,Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)

Publisher: Museum of Modern Art, New York

ISBN: 9780870701511

Category: Art

Page: 263

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Published to accompany the 1994 exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, this book constitutes the most extensive survey of modern illustrated books to be offered in many years. Work by artists from Pierre Bonnard to Barbara Kruger and writers from Guillaume Apollinarie to Susan Sontag. An importnt reference for collectors and connoisseurs. Includes notable works by Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse, and Pablo Picasso.

Julia Margaret Cameron's Women

Author: Sylvia Wolf,Julia Margaret Cameron,Stephanie Lipscomb,Debra N. Mancoff,Phyllis Rose,Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.),San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300077815

Category: Photography

Page: 243

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Profiles the life and work of a nineteenth century pioneer of photography and offers a selection of her portraits of women

The Sword of Judith

Judith Studies Across the Disciplines

Author: Kevin R. Brine,Elena Ciletti,Henrike Lähnemann

Publisher: Open Book Publishers

ISBN: 1906924155

Category: Religion

Page: 511

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The Book of Judith tells the story of a fictitious Jewish woman beheading the general of the most powerful imaginable army to free her people. The parabolic story was set as an example of how God will help the righteous. Judith's heroic action not only became a validating charter myth of Judaism itself but has also been appropriated by many Christian and secular groupings, and has been an inspiration for numerous literary texts and works of art. It continues to exercise its power over artists, authors and academics and is becoming a major field of research in its own right. The Sword of Judith is the first multidisciplinary collection of essays to discuss representations of Judith throughout the centuries. It transforms our understanding across a wide range of disciplines. The collection includes new archival source studies, the translation of unpublished manuscripts, the translation of texts unavailable in English, and Judith images and music.

Brave Cowboy

Author: Edward Abbey

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0380714590

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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The Brave Cowboy Jack Burnes is a loner at odds with modern civilization. A man out of time, he rides a feisty chestnut mare across the New West -- a once beautiful land smothered beneanth airstrips and superhighways. And he lives by a personal code of ethics that sets him on a collision course with the keepers of law and order. Now he has stepped over the line by breaking one too many of society's rulus. The hounds of justice are hot in his trail. But Burnes would rather die than spend even a single night behind bars. And they have to catch him first.

Plant Breeding and Biotechnology

Societal Context and the Future of Agriculture

Author: Denis Murphy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139465570

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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This comprehensive 2007 survey of modern plant breeding traces its history from the earliest experiments at the dawn of the scientific revolution in the seventeenth century to the present day and the existence of high tech agribusiness. Murphy tells the story from the perspective of a scientist working in this field, offering a rationale and evidence-based insight into its development. Crop improvement is examined from both a scientific and socio-economic perspective and the ways in which these factors interact and impact on agricultural development are discussed, including debates on genetically-modified food. Murphy highlights concerns over the future of plant breeding, as well as potential options to enable us to meet the challenges of feeding the world in the 21st century. This thoroughly interdisciplinary and balanced account serves as an essential resource for everyone involved with plant breeding research, policy and funding, as well as those wishing to engage with current debates.

Rising from the Flames

The Rebirth of Theater in Occupied Japan, 1945-1952

Author: Samuel L. Leiter

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780739128183

Category: Drama

Page: 429

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This is the first book to describe the way in which the traditional and modern forms of Japanese theater responded to Japan's defeat in World War II. It includes sixteen essays by thirteen specialists demonstrating the triumphs and tribulations of Japanese theater during the Allied Occupation, 1945–1952.

Senator Allen Ellender of Louisiana

A Biography

Author: Thomas Becnel

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 9780807119785

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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Allen J. Ellender, born in 1890 on a sugar plantation in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, rose to become one of the most dominant men in the U.S Senate. This biography, based on prolonged examination of the voluminous Ellender Papers and extensive research in other primary and secondary sources, including interviews with people who knew Ellender during various stages of his lengthy career, makes an important contribution to our understanding of Louisiana and national politics during much of this century. In Senator Allen Ellender of Louisiana, Thomas A. Becnel methodically traces the extended career of this contradictory politician - a man who, though essentially a conservative, was surprisingly liberal on many issues. He supported progressive legislation in areas such as education, public housing, censorship, and the separation of church and state. He was also one of the first senators to criticize his colleague Joseph McCarthy. Yet throughout his career he remained a staunch advocate of racial segregation.

Louisiana Biographical Dictionary

Author: Jan Onofrio

Publisher: Somerset Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 0403098173

Category: History

Page: 305

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Louisiana Biographical Dictionary contains biographies on hundreds of persons from diverse vocations that were either born, achieved notoriety and/or died in the state of Louisiana. Prominent persons, in addition to the less eminent, that have played noteworthy roles are included in this resource. When people are recognized from your state or locale it brings a sense of pride to the residents of the entire state.

Sherman's Mississippi Campaign

Author: Buck T. Foster

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817315195

Category: History

Page: 215

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"Sherman's Mississippi Campaign" detailsMajor General William Tecumseh Sherman's march across the Southeast. "

September, September

Author: Shelby Foote

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780679735434

Category: Fiction

Page: 302

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Two Mississippi gangsters and the younger one's provocative girlfriend kidnap the eight-year-old son of a prominent, black Memphis businessman, thereby occasioning a crisis in all their lives, as the nation itself undergoes its own upheaval

(Re)Constructing Memory: Textbooks, Identity, Nation, and State

Author: James H. Williams,Wendy D. Bokhorst-Heng

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9463005099

Category: Education

Page: 380

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This book engages readers in thirteen conversations presented by authors from around the world regarding the role that textbooks play in helping readers imagine membership in the nation. Authors’ voices come from a variety of contexts – some historical, some contemporary, some providing analyses over time. But they all consider the changing portrayal of diversity, belonging and exclusion in multiethnic and diverse societies where silenced, invisible, marginalized members have struggled to make their voices heard and to have their identities incorporated into the national narrative. The authors discuss portrayals of past exclusions around religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, as they look at the shifting boundaries of insider and outsider. This book is thus about “who we are” not only demographically, but also in terms of the past, especially how and whether we teach discredited pasts through textbooks. The concluding chapters provides ways forward in thinking about what can be done to promote curricula that are more inclusive, critical and positively bonding, in increasingly larger and more inclusive contexts.

The Art of Sculling

Author: Joe Paduda

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071580106

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

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Offers rowers advice on bladework and sculling technique, gear maintenance and rigging, diet, training, and racing strategy