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  • A Woman's Way through the Twelve Steps [Stephanie S. Covington] (Tapa Blanda)
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    Expira: 21/04/2019

    A Woman's Way through the Twelve Steps [Stephanie S. Covington] (Tapa Blanda)

    - Autor: Stephanie S. Covington- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Blanda- Editorial: Hazelden Publishing- ISBN-13: 9780894869938- Páginas: 264- Dimensiones: 18.75cm. x 12.75cm. x 1.52cm.- Peso: 0.22 kg.- Descripción:Women's recovery can differ from men's, and each person's recovery is in many ways unique. That's why Stephanie Covington has designed A Women's Way Through the Twelve Steps to help a woman find her own path-and find it in terms especially suited to the way women experience not just addiction and recovery but also relationships, self, sexuality, and everyday life. Unlike many ''rewritten'' Twelve Step interpretations for women, this guide works with the original Step language, preserving its spirit and focusing attention on its healing message. This compilation of a diverse group of real women's voices and wisdom illuminates how women understand the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and offers inspiring stories of how they have traveled through the Steps and discovered what works for them. The book can be used alone or as a companion to The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous.By drawing attention to how recovery raises special issues for women - from questions about sexuality and relationships to essential topics such as powerlessness, spirituality, and trauma - A Woman's Way empowers women to take ownership of their recovery and to grow and flourish in sobriety.Also available in Spanish....
  • Spoon River Anthology: 100th Anniversary Edition (Signet Classics) [Edgar Lee Masters] (De Bolsillo)
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    Spoon River Anthology: 100th Anniversary Edition (Signet Classics) [Edgar Lee Masters] (De Bolsillo)

    - Autor: Edgar Lee Masters- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Blanda de Bolsillo- Editorial: Signet- ISBN-13: 9780451530585- Páginas: 336- Dimensiones: 17.14cm. x 10.62cm. x 2.31cm.- Peso: 0.12 kg.- Descripción:In 1915, Edgar Lee Masters published a book of dramatic monologues written in free verse about a fictional town called Spoon River, based on the Midwestern towns where he grew up. The shocking scandals and secret tragedies of Spoon River were immediately recognized by readers as authentic. Masters raises the dead asleeping on the hilla in their village cemetery to tell the truth about their lives, and their testimony topples the American myth of the moral superiority of small-town life. Spoon River, as undeniably corrupt and cruel as the big city, is home to murderers, drunkards, crooked bankers, lechers, bitter wives, abusive husbands, failed dreamers, and a few good souls. The freshness of this masterpiece undiminished, Spoon River Anthology remains a landmark of American literature.With an Introduction by John Hollander and an Afterword by Ronald Primea...
  • Teacher Supervision and Evaluation [James Nolan Jr. - Linda A. Hoover] (Tapa Blanda)
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    Teacher Supervision and Evaluation [James Nolan Jr. - Linda A. Hoover] (Tapa Blanda)

    - Autor: James Nolan Jr., Linda A. Hoover- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Blanda- Editorial: Wiley- ISBN-13: 9780470639955- Páginas: 288- Dimensiones: 25.15cm. x 17.78cm. x 0.97cm.- Peso: 0.47 kg.- Descripción:This concise new edition equips teachers with the knowledge and skills needed to transform teacher supervision and evaluation into a powerful vehicle for maximizing growth and enhancing student learning. New and reconceptualised content has been integrated throughout the pages. New case studies, examples, and vignettes have been included to offer the most up-to-date information. Additional pedagogical tools have been added as well to help build understanding. These include skill and concept development exercises, discussion question, and theory-into-practice applications. This practical approach enables teachers to gain a new perspective on the classroom experience...
  • The Valkyrie Chronicles Titans (Volume 5) [Schubach, Erik] (Tapa Blanda)
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    The Valkyrie Chronicles Titans (Volume 5) [Schubach, Erik] (Tapa Blanda)

    -Autor: Schubach, Erik-Editorial: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform-Formato: Tapa Blanda-Idioma: Ingles-ISBN-13: 9781505263381-Páginas: 224-Dimensiones: 22.86cm. x 15.24cm. x 1.30cm.-Peso (kg.): 0.34-Descripcion: Cressida loves Greek mythology, tales of gods and monsters, but she knows they aren t real no matter how awesome it would be to meet the beautiful women of myth. When her aunt June disappears, Cressida realizes the other members of her family aren t so rational. June s notes point to a possible entrance to the fabled Underworld before they cut off completely. Following June s footsteps leads Cressida into a world she knew only as legend, a place of marvels and danger, where the living are highly prized by the dead. Desperate, Cressida turns to Medusa, a demigoddess who s been maligned by myth, but everything in the Underworld comes with a price. Medusa is more than willing to help find June, and all it will cost Cressida is one little murder....
  • Action Philosophers [Van Lente, Fred] (Tapa Dura)
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    Action Philosophers [Van Lente, Fred] (Tapa Dura)

    -Autor: Van Lente, Fred-Editorial: Dark Horse Books-Formato: Tapa Dura-Idioma: Ingles-ISBN-13: 9781616555399-Páginas: 352-Dimensiones: 26.57cm. x 17.58cm. x 2.97cm.-Peso (kg.): 1.30-Descripcion: A memoir done in the form of a graphic novel by a cult favorite comic artist offers a darkly funny family portrait that details her relationship with her father--a funeral home director, high school English teacher, and closeted homosexual...
  • La Historia Universal De La Humanidad A través de la Sabiduría de la Cabala [Laitman, Michael - Jachaturian, Valeria] (Tapa Blanda)
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    La Historia Universal De La Humanidad A través de la Sabiduría de la Cabala [Laitman, Michael - Jachaturian, Valeria] (Tapa Blanda)

    -Autor: Laitman, Michael - Jachaturian, Valeria-Editorial: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform-Formato: Tapa Blanda-Idioma: Ingles-ISBN-13: 9781508713586-Páginas: 334-Dimensiones: 20.32cm. x 13.34cm. x 1.93cm.-Peso (kg.): 0.38-Descripcion: Son treinta y seis relatos breves, desde poco mas de una pagina hasta un maximo de diez. Ideal para su lectura en el metro, en el bus, sentado al lado de la chimenea los dias de lluvia...
  • Sex for Grownups Dr. Dorree Reveals the Truths, Lies, and Must-Tries for Great Sex After 50 [Lynn, Dorree - Spitzer, Cindy] (Tapa Blanda)
    Precio:  $1,849.00

    Sex for Grownups Dr. Dorree Reveals the Truths, Lies, and Must-Tries for Great Sex After 50 [Lynn, Dorree - Spitzer, Cindy] (Tapa Blanda)

    -Autor: Lynn, Dorree - Spitzer, Cindy-Editorial: HCI-Formato: Tapa Blanda-Idioma: Ingles-ISBN-13: 9780757314643-Páginas: 336-Dimensiones: 20.95cm. x 13.97cm. x 1.90cm.-Peso (kg.): 0.52-Descripcion: In times of need, the authorities of Israel consulted an Oracle (Goral) to learn the will of Ha-Shem (the Lord) and to receive answers to their questions. Conceived by Ahitophel, special adviser of King David, the Goraloth elicit the intercession of 117 Angels in order to receive an answer directly from God concerning matters which we take at heart...
  • Heart Burn: Book 3 of the 1st Freak House Trilogy (Volume 3) [Archer, C.J.] (Tapa Blanda)
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    Precio:  $1,339.00 $1,239.00
    Expira: 21/04/2019

    Heart Burn: Book 3 of the 1st Freak House Trilogy (Volume 3) [Archer, C.J.] (Tapa Blanda)

    -Autor: Archer, C.J.-Editorial: C.J. Archer-Formato: Tapa Blanda-Idioma: Ingles-ISBN-13: 9780992376109-Páginas: 230-Dimensiones: 20.32cm. x 12.70cm. x 1.47cm.-Peso (kg.): 0.28-Descripcion: Everything you need to learn the 200 essential Japanese kanji characters is here in this boxed kit! Flash cards are an essential tool in memorizing words when you are learning a new language. In Japanese Kanji Flash Cards Kit, Volume 1, you'll get all the tools needed to learn the basic 200 Japanese kanji, including: 200 hole-punched flash cards featuring the most commonly-used characters. An organizing ring to hold the cards you are actively studying. Audio recordings of over 1,200 words and phrases from a native speaker. A 32-page study booklet with sorting indexes and practice tips.Each expertly–designed Japanese flash card in this boxed set offers core information about the meanings, pronunciations, vocabulary and usage for each character along with memorable phrases and drawings to help you learn the Kanji. A stroke-order diagram shows how to write the Kanji correctly. Plus, the hole-punched cards and organizing ring allow you to sort the cards into smaller sets so you can learn or review them in batches and help to remember the kanji character efficiently. This kit covers the first half of all characters needed for the Japanese AP exam, and all N5 Level and many N4 Level kanji required to pass the standard Japanese Language Proficiency Test or JLPT. Watch your ability to learn kanji, read kanji, write kanji, and remember kanji grow each day steadily with Japanese Kanji Flash Cards Kit, Volume 1...
  • Serial Killers - Philosophy for Everyone: Being and Killing (Tapa Blanda)
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    Precio:  $2,199.00 $1,479.00
    Expira: 21/04/2019

    Serial Killers - Philosophy for Everyone: Being and Killing (Tapa Blanda)

    -Autor: Shewmon, Paul-Editorial: Wiley-Blackwell-Formato: Tapa Blanda-Idioma: Ingles-ISBN-13: 9781405199636-Páginas: 248-Dimensiones: 23.11cm. x 15.24cm. x 1.98cm.-Peso (kg.): 0.42-Descripcion: Everything you need to learn the 200 essential Japanese kanji characters is here in this boxed kit! Flash cards are an essential tool in memorizing words when you are learning a new language. In Japanese Kanji Flash Cards Kit, Volume 1, you'll get all the tools needed to learn the basic 200 Japanese kanji, including: 200 hole-punched flash cards featuring the most commonly-used characters. An organizing ring to hold the cards you are actively studying. Audio recordings of over 1,200 words and phrases from a native speaker. A 32-page study booklet with sorting indexes and practice tips.Each expertly–designed Japanese flash card in this boxed set offers core information about the meanings, pronunciations, vocabulary and usage for each character along with memorable phrases and drawings to help you learn the Kanji. A stroke-order diagram shows how to write the Kanji correctly. Plus, the hole-punched cards and organizing ring allow you to sort the cards into smaller sets so you can learn or review them in batches and help to remember the kanji character efficiently. This kit covers the first half of all characters needed for the Japanese AP exam, and all N5 Level and many N4 Level kanji required to pass the standard Japanese Language Proficiency Test or JLPT. Watch your ability to learn kanji, read kanji, write kanji, and remember kanji grow each day steadily with Japanese Kanji Flash Cards Kit, Volume 1...
  • Lover Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 8) [J.R. Ward] (De Bolsillo)
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    Precio:  $959.00 $739.00
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    Lover Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 8) [J.R. Ward] (De Bolsillo)

    - Autor: J.R. Ward- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Blanda de Bolsillo- Editorial: Berkley- ISBN-13: 9780451231550- Páginas: 656- Dimensiones: 17.14cm. x 10.64cm. x 3.63cm.- Peso: 0.72 kg.- Descripción:Darius, a fallen Brother, has returned to the fold with a new identity and a very different destiny. Now, John Matthew, plunged into the heart of war, must face off against evil incarnate-and rescue his one true love.Watch a Video...
  • How to Think Like a Great Graphic Designer [Debbie Millman] (Tapa Blanda)
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    Precio:  $2,009.00 $1,559.00
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    How to Think Like a Great Graphic Designer [Debbie Millman] (Tapa Blanda)

    - Autor: Debbie Millman- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Blanda- Editorial: Allworth Press- ISBN-13: 9781581154962- Páginas: 248- Dimensiones: 22.86cm. x 15.24cm. x 15.24cm.- Peso: 0.45 kg.- Descripción:Take a peek inside the heads of some of the worlds greatest living graphic designers. How do they think, how do they connect to others, what special skills do they have? In honest and revealing interviews, nineteen designers, including Stefan Sagmeister, Michael Beirut, David Carson, and Milton Glaser, share their approaches, processes, opinions, and thoughts about their work with noted brand designer Debbie Millman. The internet radio talk host of Design Matters, Millman persuades the greatest graphic designers of our time to speak frankly and openly about their work. How to Think Like a Great GraphicDesigners offers a rare opportunity to observe and understand the giants of the industry. Designers interviewed include: —Milton Glaser —Stefan Sagmeister —David Carson —Paula Scher —Abbott Miler —Lucille Tenazas —Paul Sahre —Emily Oberman and Bonnie Siegler —Chip Kidd —James Victore —Carin Goldberg —Michael Bierut —Seymour Chwast —Jessica Helfand and William Drenttel —Steff Geissbuhler —John Maeda Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers...
  • Eloise in Hollywood [Kay Thompson - Hilary Knight] (Tapa Dura)
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    Precio:  $2,039.00 $1,479.00
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    Eloise in Hollywood [Kay Thompson - Hilary Knight] (Tapa Dura)

    - Autor: Kay Thompson, Hilary Knight- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Dura- Editorial: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers- ISBN-13: 9780689842894- Páginas: 70- Dimensiones: 27.64cm. x 19.53cm. x 1.52cm.- Peso: 0.45 kg.- Descripción:In 1957 on the set of Funny Face Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight first thought Eloise might go to Hollywood Now forty-nine years later she'll finally have her silver screen debut It's rawther extraordinary really with apes and biplanes and thrills and starring of course ELOISE Here's the thing of it dahlings Buy your popcorn now and do find a seat quickly The show is about to start And you absolutely cawn't miss it...
  • Words on the Move: Why English Won't - and Can't - Sit Still (Like, Literally) [John McWhorter] (Tapa Dura)
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    Words on the Move: Why English Won't - and Can't - Sit Still (Like, Literally) [John McWhorter] (Tapa Dura)

    - Autor: John McWhorter- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Dura- Editorial: Henry Holt and Co.- ISBN-13: 9781627794718- Páginas: 272- Dimensiones: 21.74cm. x 14.68cm. x 0.10cm.- Peso: 0.50 kg.- Descripción:A bestselling linguist takes us on a lively tour of how the English language is evolving before our eyes -- and why we should embrace this transformation and not fight itLanguage is always changing -- but we tend not to like it. We understand that new words must be created for new things, but the way English is spoken today rubs many of us the wrong way. Whether its the use of literally to mean afigurativelya rather than aby the letter,a or the way young people use LOL and like, or business jargon like Whats the ask? -- it often seems as if the language is deteriorating before our eyes. But the truth is different and a lot less scary, as John McWhorter shows in this delightful and eye-opening exploration of how English has always been in motion and continues to evolve today. Drawing examples from everyday life and employing a generous helping of humor, he shows that these shifts are a natural process common to all languages, and that we should embrace and appreciate these changes, not condemn them. Words on the Move opens our eyes to the surprising backstories to the words and expressions we use every day. Did you know that silly once meant ablesseda? Or that ought was the original past tense of owe? Or that the suffix -ly in adverbs is actually a remnant of the word like? And have you ever wondered why some people from New Orleans sound as if they come from Brooklyn? McWhorter encourages us to marvel at the dynamism and resilience of the English language, and his book offers a lively journey through which we discover that words are ever on the move and our lives are all the richer for it...
  • Parenting to a Degree How Family Matters for College Womens Success [Hamilton, Laura T.] (Tapa Dura)
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    Parenting to a Degree How Family Matters for College Womens Success [Hamilton, Laura T.] (Tapa Dura)

    -Autor: Hamilton, Laura T.-Editorial: University of Chicago Press-Formato: Tapa Dura-Idioma: Ingles-ISBN-13: 9780226183367-Páginas: 224-Dimensiones: 22.86cm. x 15.24cm. x 2.54cm.-Peso (kg.): 0.55-Descripcion: When their children head off to college, parents jobs should be done, right? Wrong, shows sociologist Laura Hamilton, in this fascinating study of students and parents at Midwest University. At graduation time, some of the students were heading off to graduate school, some were planning a fifth year to finish up, and some had dropped out. Laura Hamilton shows just how much parenting approaches helped or hurt these students college careers. Hamilton found three distinct parenting approaches at MU. There are first, the familiar helicopter parents, but Hamilton highlights pink helicopter parents, who lean heavily into femininity, helping their daughters finance their wardrobes, hair and nails, and sorority parties as they aim for their MRS degree. Paramedic parents see college as a time to build independence, a trial run at adulthood with a safety net in place. And bystander parents employ a hands-off approach, one that is most typical of working-class parents who don t intervene due to the pressing needs of their own lives. Contrary to expectations, this is not an account of how morewhether it be money, contact, or cultivationis always better. In fact, some kinds of parent involvement contribute to student underperformance. But good help from parents offers college students a distinct educational advantage and makes it clear: It is nearly impossible to remain at a flagship university, much less graduate from any higher education institution in four years, without any parental support. Anyone with a student heading off to or already in college would be smart to read this book....
  • Life Application Study Bible NLT, Large Print (Tapa Dura)
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    Precio:  $4,959.00 $4,069.00
    Expira: 21/04/2019

    Life Application Study Bible NLT, Large Print (Tapa Dura)

    -Autor: Hamilton, Bethany-Editorial: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.-Formato: Tapa Dura-Idioma: Ingles-ISBN-13: 9781414307206-Páginas: 3200-Dimensiones: 24.38cm. x 18.03cm. x 6.35cm.-Peso (kg.): 2.44-Descripcion: Introduces the books of the Bible and provides for each a description of its authors, date, themes, and an overview of its structure, and includes discussions that shed light on difficult passages...
  • Student Homework Planner Pink Color Flowers, Kids Daily Planner Large Print 8.5 x 11 Fun To Do List, Back To School Clothes Checklist, Daily School ... Weekly Homework, Weekly Activity schedule [Planners, Bluesky] (Tapa Blanda)
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    Student Homework Planner Pink Color Flowers, Kids Daily Planner Large Print 8.5 x 11 Fun To Do List, Back To School Clothes Checklist, Daily School ... Weekly Homework, Weekly Activity schedule [Planners, Bluesky] (Tapa Blanda)

    -Autor: Planners, Bluesky-Editorial: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform-Formato: Tapa Blanda-Idioma: Ingles-ISBN-13: 9781721585045-Páginas: 120-Dimensiones: 27.94cm. x 21.59cm. x 0.71cm.-Peso (kg.): 0.33-Descripcion: This Kids planner not: Encourage your child to keep a planner where they can record their schedules and how their day went. It simple effective time management system for busy parent. - 120 pages - Premium matte cover design - Printed on high quality interior stock - Perfectly Large Print Size 8.5" x 11" (22cm x 28cm) pages - Light weight. Easy to carry around - Made in the US...
  • Alternatives to Sex A Novel [McCauley, Stephen] (Tapa Blanda)
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    Precio:  $1,679.00 $1,119.00
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    Alternatives to Sex A Novel [McCauley, Stephen] (Tapa Blanda)

    -Autor: McCauley, Stephen-Editorial: Simon & Schuster-Formato: Tapa Blanda-Idioma: Ingles-ISBN-13: 9780743453196-Páginas: 304-Dimensiones: 20.95cm. x 13.49cm. x 2.54cm.-Peso (kg.): 0.29-Descripcion: Moving, witty, and wise, S. Bear Bergman is an acclaimed writer and lecturer who travels regularly across North America to speak on trans issues. In his third essay collection, Bear tackles the concept of the 'modern family' as one of two trans parents of a young son; in Bear's extended family 'orchard', drag sisters, leather mentors, sperm-donor parents and other relations provide more branches of love and support than a mere family tree. Blood, Marriage, Wine & Glitter is a thought-provoking collection that redefines the notion of what family is and can be...
  • Scruffy And The Blue Hazelnut Tree (Scruffy's Adventures) (Volume 1) [Yalmeh, Jacklin] (Tapa Blanda)
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    Precio:  $2,649.00 $1,969.00
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    Scruffy And The Blue Hazelnut Tree (Scruffy's Adventures) (Volume 1) [Yalmeh, Jacklin] (Tapa Blanda)

    -Autor: Yalmeh, Jacklin-Editorial: i ZGOOL Media-Formato: Tapa Blanda-Idioma: Ingles-ISBN-13: 9780988589810-Páginas: 36-Dimensiones: 21.59cm. x 21.59cm. x 0.23cm.-Peso (kg.): 0.11-Descripcion: A soft cover book with beautiful photographs of the Amel Santorin in the Greek Islands for fans of this amazing sailboat...
  • Computer Arithmetic: Volume II [Earl Swartzlander] (Tapa Dura)
    Precio:  $10,729.00

    Computer Arithmetic: Volume II [Earl Swartzlander] (Tapa Dura)

    -Autor: Earl Swartzlander-Editorial: World Scientific Publishing Co-Formato: Tapa Dura-Idioma: Ingles-ISBN-13: 9789814641463-Páginas: 484-Dimensiones: 27.94cm. x 21.59cm. x 2.54cm.-Peso (kg.): 0.43-Descripcion: The books provide many of the basic papers in computer arithmetic. These papers describe the concepts and basic operations (in the words of the original developers) that would be useful to the designers of computers and embedded systems. Although the main focus is on the basic operations of addition, multiplication and division, advanced concepts such as logarithmic arithmetic and the calculations of elementary functions are also covered...
  • A Slant of Light [Jeffrey Lent] (Tapa Blanda)
    Precio:  $1,369.00

    A Slant of Light [Jeffrey Lent] (Tapa Blanda)

    - Autor: Jeffrey Lent- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Blanda- Editorial: Bloomsbury USA- ISBN-13: 9781620404980- Páginas: 368- Dimensiones: 20.80cm. x 14.02cm. x 2.67cm.- Peso: 0.40 kg.- Descripción:At the close of the Civil War, weary veteran Malcolm Hopeton returns to his home in western New York State to find his wife and hired man missing and his farm in disrepair. A double murder ensues, the repercussions of which ripple through a community with spiritual roots in the Second Great Awakening. Hopeton has gone from the horrors of war to those far worse, and arrayed around him are a host of other people struggling to make sense of his crime. Among them is Enoch Stone, the lawyer for the community, whose spiritual dedication is subverted by his lust for power; August Swartout, whose wife has left earthly time and whose eye is set on eternity; and a boy who must straddle two worlds as he finds his own truth and strength. Always there is love and the memory of love--as haunting as the American Eden that Jeffrey Lent has so exquisitely rendered in this unforgettable novel.A Slant of Light is a novel of earthly pleasure and deep love, of loss and war, of prophets and followers, of theft and revenge, in an American moment where a seemingly golden age has been shattered. This is Jeffrey Lent on his home ground and at the height of his powers...
  • Writing Without Words: Alternative Literacies in Mesoamerica and the Andes (Tapa Blanda)
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    Precio:  $2,799.00 $2,549.00
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    Writing Without Words: Alternative Literacies in Mesoamerica and the Andes (Tapa Blanda)

    - Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Blanda- Editorial: Duke University Press Books- ISBN-13: 9780822313885- Páginas: 324- Dimensiones: 23.50cm. x 15.57cm. x 2.11cm.- Peso: 0.62 kg.- Descripción:The history of writing, or so the standard story goes, is an ascending process, evolving toward the alphabet and finally culminating in the "full writing" of recorded speech. Writing without Words challenges this orthodoxy, and with it widespread notions of literacy and dominant views of art and literature, history and geography. Asking how knowledge was encoded and preserved in Pre-Columbian and early colonial Mesoamerican cultures, the authors focus on systems of writing that did not strive to represent speech. Their work reveals the complicity of ideology in the history of literacy, and offers new insight into the history of writing.The contributors--who include art historians, anthropologists, and literary theorists--examine the ways in which ancient Mesoamerican and Andean peoples conveyed meaning through hieroglyphic, pictorial, and coded systems, systems inseparable from the ideologies they were developed to serve. We see, then, how these systems changed with the European invasion, and how uniquely colonial writing systems came to embody the post-conquest American ideologies. The authors also explore the role of these early systems in religious discourse and their relation to later colonial writing.Bringing the insights from Mesoamerica and the Andes to bear on a fundamental exchange among art history, literary theory, semiotics, and anthropology, the volume reveals the power contained in the medium of writing.Contributors. Elizabeth Hill Boone, Tom Cummins, Stephen Houston, Mark B. King, Dana Leibsohn, Walter D. Mignolo, John Monaghan, John M. D. Pohl, Joanne Rappaport, Peter van der Lo...
  • Gilgamesh: A Novel [Joan London] (Tapa Blanda)
    Precio:  $1,619.00

    Gilgamesh: A Novel [Joan London] (Tapa Blanda)

    - Autor: Joan London- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Blanda- Editorial: Grove Press- ISBN-13: 9780802141217- Páginas: 272- Dimensiones: 21.18cm. x 14.17cm. x 1.80cm.- Peso: 0.02 kg.- Descripción:This is a magnificent book, a story of encounters and escapes, of friendship and love, of loss and acceptance. It is full of sparely depicted but fully fleshed characters and the wide sweep of history.It is 1937. On a tiny farm in the town of Nunderup, in far southwestern Australia, seventeen-year-old Edith lives with her sister Frances and their mother, a beautiful woman who lives mostly in her own mind after the sudden death of Frances and Edith's father. One afternoon two men, Edith's cousin Leopold and his Armenian friend Aram, arrive-taking the long way home from an archaeological dig in Iraq. Among the tales they tell is the story of Gilgamesh, the legendary king of Uruk in ancient Mesopotamia. Gilgamesh's great journey of mourning after the death of his friend Enkidu, and his search for the secret of eternal life, is to resonate throughout Edith's life, opening up the possibility of a life beyond the hardscrabble farm life of her village. When they leave, Leopold to return to London and Aram to Armenia, the house feels suddenly empty and Edith misses them fervently.Two years later, in 1939, Edith sets out on a journey of her own, bringing with her the young son she and Aram conceived, whom he does not know about. Motherhood has clarified Edith-she has become single-minded, unwilling to swerve from her path, no matter what social mores or practical limitations are put in her way. When she is sent to a birthing house to bear Jim, and believes they plan to adopt him out against her will, she sneaks out at dawn and takes him home. She raises him alone, under her sister's disapproving eye and despite the patronizing of Madge Tehoe, her employer at the Sea House hotel. When Madge's brother-in-law Ronnie comes to visit, he tells Edith how easy he has found it to make a life traveling around the world. She finds out how much she'd need to get started, and begins hoarding tips and quietly stealing small sums and useful objects from guests and the hotel.Edith believes that if she can get to Armenia, she and Aram will find each other. She catches a ship to London, where she gets to know Irina, Leopold's mother. Leopold himself is off at another dig. Irina tries to dissuade her from going to Armenia, but soon Edith boards the Orient Express in Paris for Armenia. On board, she and Jim are curiosities-a single woman and a toddler, traveling alone. A wealthy old man known only, famously, as Mr. Five Percent (for the five percent share he has in various aspects of Armenia's international trade), attempts to seduce her in his compartment, but she escapes and is befriended by Hagop, a textile trader who was made partially lame when his music school was bombed in a dispute between Armenian nationalists and the secret police. Hagop elects himself as Edith's traveling companion, negotiating her into Armenia despite her lack of a visa, and finding her transport and a place to stay in Yerevan, the capital. She moves into the apartment of a famous Armenian poet, an old blind woman known only as Tati, and becomes her caretaker. Hagop and his wife Nevart, a beautiful, caustic pianist embittered by the ending of her career and being put in a wheelchair by the same explosion in which Hagop was injured. Edith remains in Yerevan, enrolling Jim in school, working herself hard caring for Nevart and Tati, enjoying Hagop's companionship, and once sleeping with a nightclub owner named Manouk. Her responsibilities are eased when Nevart begins singing and playing piano at a hotel nightclub for an audience of Russian soldiers, and eventually moves into the hotel full-time. But in January 1943, things start to become more dangerous-Germany and Russia are locked in combat, and Yerevan is increasingly tense with informers and surveillance.In the first months of 1944 Nevart kills herself, and simultaneously Hagop informs Edith and Jim they must leave, that they are no longer protected from the secret police. He picks them up on the street the afternoon of Nevart's funeral (they did not attend for fear of informers), and puts them in a car with Manouk's cousin, who drives them to the border. On the other side is Leopold. He takes them across Iraq to Syria, elaborating on the Gilgamesh story he had told Edith so many years before, and near Aleppo he installs them in the same orphanage Aram was taken to after his family was killed in the Turkish genocide. As Leopold's Jeep leaves the orphanage, there is an explosion, and Edith and Jim receive word that a British Jeep was blown up by a mine. Edith writes to Irina and receives no answer. They wait there, grieving and listening to news of D-Day and the Russian Front, until finally in April 1945, a year after their arrival in Aleppo, Edith and Jim catch a ride with an Australian transport of soldiers and begin the long journey home. They arrive a year and a half later.Much has changed in Edith's years of travel. Her "sin" is no longer so glaring now that she has lived beyond iiiiiit, except in the eyes of Frances, who is flirting with fundamentalism. Jim, however, has an impossible time adjusting to what his mother calls "home." His schoolmates call him a bastard and stare at his dark skin and hair, and Sir, his teacher, is an alcoholic autocrat who implies Jim is from "barbarous climes." Frances fixes on him and is convinced Edith is being too soft, as Jim misses more and more school and becomes depressed. When Sir arrives to enroll Jim in a school for intractable boys in Perth, Edith is at work and Frances signs him over. Edith leaves to collect him as soon as she learns about it, enrolling him in a correspondence school at which he excels.Jim grows up. Edith meets a man at the nursing home where she works, and his companionship proves a balm to Jim's loneliness and restless frustration. Frances meets a young widow named Lee, whose husband has left her alone on their farm, and the two begin working Lee's land together, and soon Frances is living there and they have become romantic partners as well. Ultimately, as Jim graduates from his school and must decide what to do next, he is waiting for some sort of sign as to what his destiny will be-something along the lines of the impetus that caused Edith to leave Australia, or the face of his father, Aram, he imagined in the foliage at the boarding school before Edith arrived to rescue him. Returning home from the failed attempt to visit Frances (who of course thinks manual labor on her and Lee's farm is the answer to Jim's malaise, by which Jim is infuriated), a letter from abroad is waiting on the table that will unlock Jim's future and the possibility that he will become a writer.A stunning novel which Good Reading called "a small masterpiece," Gilgamesh examines what happens when we strike out into the world, and how, like the wandering king, we find our way home...
  • Beyond Settler Time: Temporal Sovereignty and Indigenous Self-Determination [Mark Rifkin] (Tapa Blanda)
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    Beyond Settler Time: Temporal Sovereignty and Indigenous Self-Determination [Mark Rifkin] (Tapa Blanda)

    - Autor: Mark Rifkin- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Blanda- Editorial: Duke University Press Books- ISBN-13: 9780822362975- Páginas: 296- Dimensiones: 22.86cm. x 1.90cm. x 15.24cm.- Peso: 0.17 kg.- Descripción:What does it mean to say that Native peoples exist in the present? A In Beyond Settler Time Mark Rifkin investigates the dangers of seeking to include Indigenous peoples within settler temporal frameworks. Claims that Native peoples should be recognized as coeval with Euro-Americans, Rifkin argues, implicitly treat dominant non-native ideologies and institutions as the basis for defining time itself. How, though, can Native peoples be understood as dynamic and changing while also not assuming that they belong to a present inherently shared with non-natives? Drawing on physics, phenomenology, queer studies, and postcolonial theory, Rifkin develops the concept of "settler time" to address how Native peoples are both consigned to the past and inserted into the present in ways that normalize non-native histories, geographies, and expectations. Through analysis of various kinds of texts, including government documents, film, fiction, and autobiography, he explores how Native experiences of time exceed and defy such settler impositions. In underscoring the existence of multiple temporalities, Rifkin illustrates how time plays a crucial role in Indigenous peoples expressions of sovereignty and struggles for self-determination...
  • Rice & Risotto Cooking With The WorldS Best-Loved Grain [Ingram, Christine] (Tapa Blanda)
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    Rice & Risotto Cooking With The WorldS Best-Loved Grain [Ingram, Christine] (Tapa Blanda)

    -Autor: Ingram, Christine-Editorial: Southwater-Formato: Tapa Blanda-Idioma: Ingles-ISBN-13: 9781846818554-Páginas: 256-Dimensiones: 22.20cm. x 16.97cm. x 1.57cm.-Peso (kg.): 0.73-Descripcion: ★ ★ Buy the Paperback version of this book, and get the kindle eBook version included for FREE** Are you ready to eat the same foods yo...
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