• Language Arts & Disciplines

The Norton Sampler

Short Essays for Composition
Author: Thomas Cooley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780393602913
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 672
View: 7012
Short essays with just enough writing instruction.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

The Norton Sampler: Short Essays for Composition (Eighth Edition)

Author: Thomas Cooley
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393919462
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 736
View: 1356
A trusted collection of short essays arranged by rhetorical mode—with charming, practical writing instruction. With 71 readings (half new to this edition), well-written writing instruction (including templates to help students get started), and new navigation features that make it very easy to use, The Norton Sampler is a rhetorically arranged reader that practices what it preaches about good writing.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

The Norton Sampler

Short Essays for Composition
Author: Thomas Cooley
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9780393978827
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 432
View: 8120
W. W. Norton & Company is proud to present the Sixth Edition of TheNorton Sampler. As a rhetorically arranged collection of short essaysfor composition, our Sampler echoes the cloth samplers once done incolonial America, presenting the basic patterns of writing for studentsto practice just as schoolchildren once practiced their stitches andABCs on needlework samplers. This new edition shows students thatdescription, narration, and the other patterns of exposition are notjust abstract concepts used in composition classrooms but are in factthe way we think--and write. The Norton Sampler contains 63 carefully chosen readings--classics aswell as more recent pieces, essays along with a few real-worldtexts--all demonstrating how writers use the modes of discourse for manyvaried purposes.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Jack and Rochelle

A Holocaust Story of Love and Resistance
Author: Jack Sutin,Rochelle Sutin
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504015681
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 229
View: 6705
The memoir of a man and woman who escaped into the forest, joined the Jewish partisans—and fell in love—as Hitler laid waste to their Polish hometowns. Jack and Rochelle first met at a youth dance in Poland before the war. They shared one dance, and Jack stepped on Rochelle’s shoes. She was unimpressed. When the Nazis invaded eastern Poland in 1941, both Jack (in the town of Mir) and Rochelle (in the town of Stolpce) witnessed the horrors of ghettoization, forced labor, and mass killings that decimated their families. Jack and Rochelle managed, in their separate ways, to escape into the forest. They reunited, against all odds, in the winter of 1942–43 and became Jewish partisans who fought back against the Nazis. The couple’s careful courtship soon blossomed into an enduring love that sustained them through the raging hatred of the Holocaust and the destruction of the lives they had known. Jack and Rochelle’s story, told in their own voices through extensive interviews with their son, Lawrence, has been in print for twenty years and is celebrated as a classic of Holocaust memoir literature. This is the first electronic edition. “A story of heroism and of touching romance in a time of fear and danger.” —USA Today

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Language Power

Tutorials for Writers
Author: Dana Ferris
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 1457650193
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 400
View: 2833
Language Power helps students take control of their writing. Diagnostic activities allow students and instructors to pinpoint strengths and areas for improvement. Twenty-five tutorials give students new strategies and tools for understanding and improving vocabulary usage, grammar, and style. Whether students work through Language Power on their own or instructors integrate tutorials into class lessons, the end result is the same—students come to understand their options as writers and make confident choices to communicate with their audience and achieve their goals. Written by UC Davis professor and ESL specialist Dana Ferris, Language Power is ideal for second language learning and first-year composition and for courses that need to address both. It can be the main text for any writing course or a robust supplement.

    • Philosophy

Batman and Philosophy

The Dark Knight of the Soul
Author: Mark D. White,Robert Arp
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470532807
Category: Philosophy
Page: 304
View: 1270
Why doesn't Batman just kill the Joker and end everyone's misery? Can we hold the Joker morally responsible for his actions? Is Batman better than Superman? If everyone followed Batman's example, would Gotham be a better place? What is the Tao of the Bat? Batman is one of the most complex characters ever to appear in comic books, graphic novels, and on the big screen. What philosophical trials does this superhero confront in order to keep Gotham safe? Combing through seventy years of comic books, television shows, and movies, Batman and Philosophy explores how the Dark Knight grapples with ethical conundrums, moral responsibility, his identity crisis, the moral weight he carries to avenge his murdered parents, and much more. How does this caped crusader measure up against the teachings of Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Kierkegaard, and Lao Tzu?

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Four in One

Rhetoric, Reader, Research Guide, and Handbook
Author: Edward A. Dornan,Robert Dees
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780321091031
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 695
View: 5764
textformat=02> This popular collection consists of a variety of primary sources, all grouped around central themes in American history since 1865. Each chapter in this book focuses on a particular problem in American history since 1865, such as American involvement in the Vietnam War, pr

Stop Writing Wack Essays

Author: Sheree L Greer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781523351978
Page: 108
View: 5133
Stop Writing Wack Essays, the first book in the "I Can Write That" series, is a conversational, unfiltered appeal to college-level writers to not only think critically about their approach to composition and writing, but an encouraging, no-holds-barred guide for crafting a writing process that will give them the time and space to create their best work. From goal-setting and "Avoiding the 'Oh Crap!'" to grammar tips and best practices, this book is a companion piece for any college writer who's looking to fine-tune, or even re-design, their approach to essay writing and critical analysis.


The Quest for Truth
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780190254773
Page: 816
View: 7169
Praised for its unique combination of accessibility and comprehensiveness, Philosophy: The Quest for Truth, Tenth Edition, provides an excellent selection of ninety-five classical and contemporary readings--on twenty key problems in philosophy--carefully organized so that they present pro/con dialogues that allow students to compare and contrast the philosophers' positions. Each of the readings is accompanied by study questions, end-of-reading reflective questions, and an individual introduction featuring a biographical sketch of the philosopher. A tutorial on logic and argument, a time line, boldfaced key terms, a detailed glossary, and an appendix on reading and writing philosophy papers further enhance the text's pedagogical value. In addition, each major section opens with a substantial introduction and ends with a short bibliography.

    • Mathematics

College Algebra

Author: Jerome Kaufmann,Karen Schwitters
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0534998461
Category: Mathematics
Page: 816
View: 6192
Focusing on and reinforcing problem-solving throughout, Kaufmann and Schwitters help students learn to analyze a word problem by approaching it logically and extracting all its essential mathematical components so that the process of solving a problem can be approached with ease. The authors’ proven approach of learn a skill then use a skill to solve equations and inequalities and finally, use equations and inequalities to solve word problems helps students apply their newly learned skills immediately for better comprehension and retention. This is the same approach used by the authors in their highly successful developmental mathematics texts. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

    • Reference

The Little Seagull Handbook (Second Edition)

Author: Richard Bullock,Michal Brody,Francine Weinberg
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393935806
Category: Reference
Page: 416
View: 2277
A pocket-sized handbook that's easy to use and covers the kinds of writing college students need to do. The Little Seagull Handbook offers the kind of succinct advice students need about grammar, punctuation, documentation, and the writing process—an in addition, it covers the kinds of writing they are most often assigned—reports, analyses, narratives, and more. The second edition includes unique help for students whose primary language is not English. Available in two versions—with and without exercises.

    • Religion

Catechism of the Catholic Church

Second Edition
Author: U.S. Catholic Church
Publisher: Image
ISBN: 030795370X
Category: Religion
Page: 848
View: 6537
The Catechism of the Catholic Church is, as Pope John Paul II called it, "a special gift." Here it is - the first new Catechism of the Catholic Church in more than 400 years, a complete summary of what Catholics around the world commonly believe. The Catechism draws on the Bible, the Mass, the Sacraments, Church tradition and teaching, and the lives of saints. It comes with a complete index, footnotes and cross-references for a fuller understanding of every subject. The word catechism means "instruction" - this book will serve as the standard for all future catechisms. Using the tradition of explaining what the Church believes (the Creed), what she celebrates (the Sacraments), what she lives (the Commandments), and what she prays (the Lord's Prayer), the Catechism of the Catholic Church offers challenges for believers and answers for all those interested in learning about the mystery of the Catholic faith. The Catechism of the Catholic Church is a positive, coherent and contemporary map for our spiritual journey toward transformation.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Everything's an Argument with Readings with 2016 MLA Update

Author: Andrea A. Lunsford,John J. Ruszkiewicz,Keith Walters
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 1319098444
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: N.A
View: 2858
THIS TITLE HAS BEEN UPDATED TO REFLECT THE 2016 MLA UPDATES! Our editorial team has updated this text based on content from The MLA Handbook, 8th Edition. Browse our catalog or contact your representative for a full listing of updated titles and packages, or to request a custom ISBN.Pairing a best-selling argument text with a thematic reader, Everything’s an Argument with Readings teaches students to analyze the arguments that surround them every day and to create their own. The book starts with proven instructional content by composition luminaries Andrea Lunsford and John Ruszkiewicz, covering five core types of arguments. Revised based on feedback from its large and devoted community of users, the seventh edition offers a new chapter on multimedia argument and more than 35 readings across perspectives and genres, from academic essays and newspaper editorials to tweets and infographics.

    • Reference

The Brief McGraw-Hill Handbook

Author: Janice Peritz,Elaine Maimon,Kathleen Blake Yancey
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9780073383989
Category: Reference
Page: 704
View: 354
The Brief McGraw-Hill Handbook offers an essential, economical option for freshman writing courses. It also includes new features such as Start Smart to help students know where to begin and navigate the writing situation for all their common assignments. The Maimon handbooks support student and instructor success by consistently presenting and using the writing situation as a framework for beginning, analyzing and navigating any type of writing. Start Smart offers an easy, step-by-step process map to navigate three common types of writing assignments. Other new features support critical thinking and deeper understandings of common assignments.

    • History

The Ivory Leg in the Ebony Cabinet

Madness, Race, and Gender in Victorian America
Author: Thomas Cooley
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 9781558492844
Category: History
Page: 302
View: 1436
"Essentially a "faculty" psychology, this model conceived of the human mind as a set of separate roomlike compartments, each with its proper office or capacity. Under this architecture, a healthy mind was characterized by the harmonious interrelation of these faculties; madness, conversely, was believed to occur when the "chambers" of the mind became cut off from one another. In addition, gender and racial qualities were associated with different mental functions: the reasoning intellect took on a "masculine" and "white" valence, while the emotions and appetitive faculties were considered "feminine" or "black."".

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

A Commonsense Guide to Grammar and Usage

Author: Larry Beason,Mark Lester
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312697791
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 540
View: 5151
Presents lessons in learning English grammar.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

The Lottery

Author: Shirley Jackson
Publisher: The Creative Company
ISBN: 9781583415849
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
View: 1113
A seemingly ordinary village participates in a yearly lottery to determine a sacrificial victim.

    • American literature

Educated Lives

The Rise of Modern Autobiography in America
Author: Thomas Cooley
Publisher: Thomas Cooley
ISBN: 9780814202630
Category: American literature
Page: 190
View: 414
Views the autobiographical writings of Henry Adams, Mark Twain, Henry James, and William Dean Howells as narratives of education that create their own fictions and traces the transformation of the genre in the following literary generation. Bibliogs

    • Computers

Picturing Texts

Author: Lester Faigley
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393979121
Category: Computers
Page: 532
View: 8784
Redefining composition to include conscious attention to images and design, Picturing Texts is the first writing textbook to show students how to compose visual texts as well as how to read them.

    • Philosophy

Ethics Applied

Author: Elizabeth Manias,Nicholas Manias,Dave Monroe,Jane E. Till
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781256825357
Category: Philosophy
Page: 799
View: 9525
Ethics Applied 7.0 introduces both theory and applied issues in ethical contexts, including academic honesty, health care, professional codes of ethics, technology, and business in addition to the panoply of traditional problems. It introduces students to logical argumentation and critical thinking, as well as moral psychology. This edition also includes a built-in chapter of moral case studies. The scope of content gives Ethics Applied 7.0 flexibility often lacking in stand-alone texts and offers professors an excellent platform on which to build their ethics curricula.