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Excuse Me Professor

Author : Lawrence W. Reed
ISBN : 9781621574668
Genre : Business & Economics
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There's little truly "progressive" about Progressivism. True progress happens when humans are free, yet the Progressive agenda substantially diminishes freedom while promising the unachievable. Excuse Me, Professor provides a handy reference for anyone actively engaged in advancing liberty, with essential essays debunking more than 50 Progressive clichés. Does the free market truly ignore the poor? Are humans really destroying the Earth? Is the government truly the first best source to relieve distress? Compiled and edited by Lawrence W. Reed in collaboration with the Foundation for Economic Education and Young America's Foundation, this anthology is an indispensable addition to every freedom lover's arsenal of intellectual ammunition.
Category: Business & Economics

Me And My Tapeworm Isobel

Author : Marius Enescu
ISBN : 9781489720610
Genre : Fiction
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This book drives the reader in a deliberately contorted maze of freethinking. Much like the tunnel of miracles, it is full of unexpected stories, ideas, colors, and free speech, turning the political correctness principle in political directness delivery. The secret aim is to make the reader that finishes the book smile and think, What a ride!
Category: Fiction

The Case Of The Golden Head And Spear Me To Death

Author : J. E. S.
ISBN : 9781640821484
Genre : Fiction
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The two stories in this novel joins together the well-educated forces and the skills of two Victorian professional English gentlemen working together in trying to solve their first case involving a “golden statue” that has been stolen. This case also involves two ghastly missing heads murders of his Lordship and her Ladyship Dimshire in a locked room from the inside, now the second story involves the Professor and his friend the Doctor must try to solve the murder of Lady Burstein. Before more members of her family start being killed off, while not to minchin the Professor and the Doctor must protect themselves from being killed before this case can be solved.
Category: Fiction

The Bald Soprano And Other Plays

Author : Eugene Ionesco
ISBN : 9780802190765
Genre : Drama
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The leading figure of absurdist theater and one of the great innovators of the modern stage, Eugène Ionesco (1909-94) did not write his first play, The Bald Soprano, until 1950. He went on to become an internationally renowned master of modern drama, famous for the comic proportions and bizarre effects that allow his work to be simultaneously hilarious, tragic, and profound. As Ionesco has said, “Theater is not literature. . . . It is simply what cannot be expressed by any other means.”
Category: Drama

My Professor And The La Jolla Meteorite Craters

Author : Sabrina Devonshire
ISBN : 9781386301349
Genre : Fiction
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I wasn’t looking for love, only some occasional lust. But my best friend, Jennifer, had other ideas. She kept trying to set me up with her concept of the most eligible bachelor, which most definitely wasn’t mine. I’m an oceanographer, a scientist. My life was all about research and logic. There were laboratory samples to study and presentations at European conferences to prepare for. Men weren’t part of my agenda… until Jennifer twisted my arm and signed us up for a weekend sci-fi writing class. The instant I saw professor Justin Lincoln, I knew I was in trouble. His curly blond hair and to-die-for body is damn distracting. He’s irritating, annoying and drives me crazy. He’s also the only man I want. What am I going to do now? I don’t have time for this. No really. There’s too much at stake.
Category: Fiction

The Number Sense

Author : Stanislas Dehaene
ISBN : 9780199910397
Genre : Mathematics
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Our understanding of how the human brain performs mathematical calculations is far from complete, but in recent years there have been many exciting breakthroughs by scientists all over the world. Now, in The Number Sense, Stanislas Dehaene offers a fascinating look at this recent research, in an enlightening exploration of the mathematical mind. Dehaene begins with the eye-opening discovery that animals--including rats, pigeons, raccoons, and chimpanzees--can perform simple mathematical calculations, and that human infants also have a rudimentary number sense. Dehaene suggests that this rudimentary number sense is as basic to the way the brain understands the world as our perception of color or of objects in space, and, like these other abilities, our number sense is wired into the brain. These are but a few of the wealth of fascinating observations contained here. We also discover, for example, that because Chinese names for numbers are so short, Chinese people can remember up to nine or ten digits at a time--English-speaking people can only remember seven. The book also explores the unique abilities of idiot savants and mathematical geniuses, and we meet people whose minute brain lesions render their mathematical ability useless. This new and completely updated edition includes all of the most recent scientific data on how numbers are encoded by single neurons, and which brain areas activate when we perform calculations. Perhaps most important, The Number Sense reaches many provocative conclusions that will intrigue anyone interested in learning, mathematics, or the mind. "A delight." --Ian Stewart, New Scientist "Read The Number Sense for its rich insights into matters as varying as the cuneiform depiction of numbers, why Jean Piaget's theory of stages in infant learning is wrong, and to discover the brain regions involved in the number sense." --The New York Times Book Review "Dehaene weaves the latest technical research into a remarkably lucid and engrossing investigation. Even readers normally indifferent to mathematics will find themselves marveling at the wonder of minds making numbers." --Booklist
Category: Mathematics

The Miracle Of Alvito

Author : David H. Brandin
ISBN : 9781465325495
Genre : Fiction
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Why did the town of Alvito, Italy rename its church The Church of the Miracle in World War II? What happens when an airline misplaces a passenger? Is it gambling if theres no risk? Who was the Greatest RomanEver? Whats the easiest way to steal an identity? The author explores these and other questions in this eclectic and fun-filled mix of fiction, science fiction, and historical fiction and fantasy stories.
Category: Fiction

The Adventures Of Kung Foo Poo

Author : Tracey Hanes
ISBN : 9781469118840
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Kung Foo Poo is a crime fighting pink poodle with a soft spot for a damsel in distress. Leilee is a rare mermaid with a red golden tail. And The Captain is a big game hunter with his eye on the big prize (which just happens to be Leilee). Mix them together, and throw in a Siamese cat and a surfer dude for side kicks and you get the laugh out loud funny adventure - The Adventures of Kung Foo Poo The Case of the Beautiful Fire Mermaid. Set in picturesque South Florida, this is a story filled with wacky characters, and high jinks that keeps the reader glued to the page to find out if Kung Foo Poo can save the day!
Category: Juvenile Fiction

With My Dog Eyes

Author : Hilda Hilst
ISBN : 9781612193465
Genre : Fiction
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Hilda Hilst (1930–2004) was one of the greatest Brazilian writers of the twentieth century, but her books have languished untranslated, in part because of their formally radical nature. This translation of With My Dog-Eyes brings a crucial work from her oeuvre into English for the first time. With My Dog-Eyes is an account of an unraveling—of sanity, of language . . . After experiencing a vision of what he calls “a clear-cut unhoped-for,” college professor Amós Keres struggles to reconcile himself with his life as a father, a husband, and a member of the university with its “meetings, asskissers, pointless rivalries, gratuitous resentments, jealous talk, megalomanias.” A stunning book by a master of the avant-garde. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Fiction

Explaining Communication

Author : Wendy Samter
ISBN : 9780805839586
Genre : Business & Economics
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Offering a direct sightline into communication theory, Explaining Communication provides in-depth discussions of communication theories by some of the foremost scholars working in communication today. With contributions from the original theorists and scholars known for their work in specific theoretical perspectives, this distinctive text breaks new ground in giving these scholars the opportunity to address students firsthand, speaking directly to the coming generations of communication scholars. Covering a wide range of interpersonal communication theories, the scope of this exceptional volume includes: *the nature of theory and fundamental concepts in interpersonal communication;*theories accounting for individual differences in message production; explanations of human communication from dyadic, relational, and/or cultural levels; and*a history of communication theory. Chapter authors offer their own views of the core ideas and findings of specific theoretical perspectives, discussing the phenomena those perspectives are best positioned to explain, how the theories fit into the field, and where future research efforts are best placed. While by no means comprehensive, Explaining Communication includes those theories that rank among those most often used in today’s work, that have generated a substantial body of knowledge over time, and that have not been articulated in detail in other publications. With detailed explorations and first-hand discussions of major communication theories, this volume is essential for students in communication studies, interpersonal communication, and advanced theory courses, as well as for scholars needing a thorough reference to some of the most salient theories in communication today.
Category: Business & Economics