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The World War I reader - contains a selection of articles and book chapters written by major scholars of World War I, giving readers perspectives on the war that are both historical and contemporary. Chapters are arranged chronologically and by theme, and address causes, the experiences of soldiers and their leaders, battlefield strategies and conditions, home front issues, diplomacy, and peacemaking.
Seeds of change : planting a path to peace - resents the life of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize winner and environmentalist Wangari Maathai, a female scientist who made a stand in the face of opposition to women's rights and her efforts to restore Kenya's ecosystem by planting millions of trees.
Roald Dahl - Roald Dahl is one of the most enduringly popular children's authors of the last fifty years; and one of the most controversial. This timely collection of new essays, from an international team of leading scholars, provides both an overview and a contemporary assessment of Dahl's reputation and his achievement as a writer for children.
Legends of the samurai - Through his masterful translations of original samurai tales, laws, dicta, reports, and arguments accompanied by insightful commentary, Sato chronicles the changing ethos of the Japanese warrior from the samurai's historical origins to his rise to political power.
The art of community - Bacon, a community manager, consultant, and author, helps professional community managers, volunteers and community leaders, commercial organizations, open source developers, marketeers, and activists build and maintain any type of online community.
Look up! : bird-watching in your own backyard - A conversational, lighthearted introduction to birdwatching encourages kids to get outdoors with a sketchbook and explains how to identify local varieties by referencing cartoon illustrations that whimsically profile bird characteristics.
The March on Washington : jobs, freedom, and the forgotten history of civil rights - Describes the impact and history of the opening speech made during the March on Washington by the trade unionist Philip Randolph whose vision and fight for equal economic and social citizenship began in 1941.
A Sand County almanac & other writings on ecology and conservation - A Sand County almanac is often hailed as a foundational work of the modern environmental movement. Here, it is paired with over fifty other pieces by Leopold: uncollected articles, essays, speeches, and other writings that chart the evolution of his ideas over the course of three decades.
Testing wars in the public schools: a forgotten history - When educational testing was first developed in the mid-1800s, educational reformers believed that competitive testing, enlightened pedagogy, and humane forms of discipline would replace rote memorization and corporal punishment. In this history of written tests in American public schools, Reese offers educators, teachers, and scholars a context for understanding modern controversies on testing.
Einstein gravity in a nutshell - A magisterial review of the theory of general relativity as it stands today. Zee, a physicist and an author of the wonderful Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell gives us the state-of-the-art snapshot of the theory, its implications and background, and its relationship with the other branches of physics.
Racisms : from the Crusades to the twentieth century - he first comprehensive history of racism, from the Crusades to the twentieth century. Demonstrating that there is not one continuous tradition of racism in the West, distinguished historian Francisco Bethencourt shows that racism preceded any theories of race and must be viewed within the prism and context of social hierarchies and local conditions.
The Civil War : the third year told by those who lived it - Covers the Civil War from January 1863 to March 1864, describing the events of those fifteen months through messages, proclamations, newspaper articles, letters, diaries, and poems from people who lived through it.