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When Uncle Daney, a crippled logger, comes to live with the family, 12-year-old Cole expects someone big and tough. But Uncle Daney is a gentle, bright-eyed old man in a wheelchair. He does bring someone big, though, his draft horse Nip.
The family can’t afford a horse, but Uncle Daney is determined to keep Nip, and has his own way of getting things done. Cole soon finds himself learning to use a draft horse, and learning how to wait for opportunity, then seize it. “A finely crafted tale of human ingenuity in the face of hardship.” (SLJ)
BREAKING FRAME, first published by Rutgers University Press, is a groundbreaking view of how artists and designers dealt with the tremors of technology as new industries and mechanical inventions dramatically transformed human life. Artists captured the explosive impact of the Industrial Revolution and new transportation machines in their images of factories spewing smoke, trains crashing, and comic views of people-turned-automatons as they happily walk along in their steam-powered legs and ride precariously in their fanciful flying machines.
The provocative introduction new to this Authors Guild-sponsored edition links the book to today’s technology, art, and design. Reviewers like Yale professor Alan Trachtenberg have called BREAKING FRAME "perceptive, lucid, engaging"---"a book that becomes more pertinent every day." Filled with illustrations, the book is an engaging study that will appeal to readers with a wide range of interests including history, art, computers, sociology, engineering, robotics, visual culture, and more.
Dr. Wosk has published widely on art and technology, including her books Women and the Machine: Representations From the Spinning Wheel to the Electronic Age (Johns Hopkins University Press) and Alluring Androids, Robot Women, and Electronic Eves.
Isolated in a remote field station in a tropical rainforest in the late 1960's, a young woman named Kirsten wages a desperate struggle for intellectual, spiritual, personal, and sexual liberation from her biologist husband who views her as a piece of property and the creatures of the rainforest as specimens to be killed and catalogued. The result of this tangle of adultery and relentless tropical heat leads to murder, but of an unexpected victim. First published in 1972 by Alta Gerry's legendary Shameless Hussy Press, Immersion was a ground-breaking novel written in a style simultaneously cinematic, poetic, and hallucinatory.
“A must read . . . Mackey has written a story with prose that flows like poetry. Beautiful even in tragedy.”
—Coral Russell, Alchemy of Scrawl
The mythology of “gifted land” is strong in the National Park Service, but some of our greatest parks were “gifted” by people who had little if any choice in the matter. Places like the Grand Canyon’s south rim and Glacier had to be bought, finagled, borrowed--or taken by force--when Indian occupants and owners resisted the call to contribute to the public welfare.
The story of national parks and Indians is, depending on perspective, a costly triumph of the public interest, or a bitter betrayal of America’s native people.
“Combining highly charged prose and convincing evidence...this superb book constitutes a moving account of [tribal] defeats and victories.”
“It’s not just Indians who need to heed the lessons of this book and the ultimate illusion of ownership.”
—Christian Science Monitor
“A great asset to the literature on the relations between Indian people and the National Park Service.”
—American Indian Culture and Research Journal
What's funny and why. This book explains six classic theories of humor, with many examples.
Hypnosis use and abuse, by a licensed psychologist and expert in hypnosis for 30 years, with examples and recommendations to reduce risk.
From the Foreword by Sadanand Singh, Ph.D.
“An Advanced Course in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Dennis C. Tanner’s latest book, is a major and unique contribution to the speech and hearing literature. Written in a narrative and academic style, this book explores the field of communication sciences and disorders with a compelling plot and a happy ending. Intriguing, fascinating, but never failing to embrace the facts, the book is filled with relevant information on both normal and disordered communication. Tanner has woven the facts into a tapestry of color and style that he calls the unified model, allowing readers to see everything important about normal and disordered communication in one place. What I admire about Dr. Tanner is that he explores fully the connections among all aspects of normal human communication, and the impact on the individual, family, caregiver, and the society when this connection is lost.”
“This book is so essential to making these connections that students should read it twice; once upon embarking on their studies in the field of communication sciences and disorders, and again when nearing completion of their academic and clinical educations. The first reading of the book will undoubtedly whet their academic appetites, increase their curiosity, challenge intellectual acumen, and bring them to the decision that they need to explore this field further. The final reading will allow them to become the best consumer of all the academic and clinical knowledge and experiences they have assembled in the field of communication sciences and disorders.”
A Monkey’s Tale
by Nathan Kravetz
It was a moonlit night at the rocket base. For weeks the scientists had been preparing for the launching of a new rocket. Reporters were standing by. On this night everyone was asleep except the guard, who carefully kept watch. Suddenly there was a roar that grew louder and louder, and the rocket began to lift off its pad.
“It’s going up!” shouted the guard.
“It’s blasting off!” yelled the scientists.
“What? Where?” called the reporters, as they climbed out of their beds.
“Who? Why? When, and how?”
Inside the capsule Sam the monkey was pulling switches and pushing buttons as he had been taught. Everything was according to plan except that the rocket had not been launched by the scientists but by another monkey, Sarah.
But this is only the beginning. What happens is important to the whole world and makes a tale of a monkey that is full of fun.
This practical book helps the expert witness new to court to prepare psychologically as well as professionally for courtroom testimony. It provides a comprehensive overview of the legal process, trial procedures, and the role of the expert in the adversarial system of state and federal courts. Chapters focus on the current status of expert testimony, law from ancient to modern times, the adversary system, typical lawyer attitudes and approaches, expert witness practice details including virtues of the ideal witness, and coping strategies and tactics for courtroom testimony. An original glossary of over 1000 legal terms and a quick reference guide to the most commonly used testimony tactics round out this useful text.
This is the tale of two rat brothers who live in a cage in Miss Dove's fifth-grade classroom. One day Millicent Mallory leaves the cage door open, and the rest is history...
When Frederick and Ishbu escape their cozy cage in Miss Dove's fifth grade classroom, they find themselves on the wildest adventure of their lives. They follow the trail of the Burmese Bandicoot, a beautiful and mysterious statue, from the underworld lair of the Big Cheese to a tropical island that may not be the paradise it seems.
"The action-packed story should readily hold readers' attention."
Peter Eicher’s original archival research has unearthed remarkable and previously unavailable eye-witness accounts of major historic events, as described in extraordinary dispatches from American diplomats. Spanning the globe and the years from the American Revolution to the Vietnam War, “Emperor Dead” offers a fascinating window on two centuries of world history. Thomas Jefferson, Frederick Douglass, Nathaniel Hawthorne and hundreds of other one-time diplomats depict wars, revolutions, discoveries, royal courts, gold rushes, piracy, slavery, crime, earthquakes, volcanoes, and some very undiplomatic views of prominent historical figures. Every lover of history or travel will find something to enjoy in this unique compilation.
The romance in this story between Angela and the detective guarding her is top match.
“Alice Wootson departs from her usual warm and fuzzy romance for a bit of action and suspense.”
This book was awarded a Star Review by Booklist.
No community better reflected the growing passion against slavery than Oberlin College. In September 1858 the sudden kidnapping of a runaway slave who was living in Oberlin caused the entire community and its college students to rush to his rescue. The slave was rescued, but 37 of his rescuers were identified and put on trial for violating federal law, the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. The case became a cause célèbre throughout the North.
“[Steinbeck’s Typewriter: Essays on His Art] collects several of DeMott’s finest essays on Steinbeck... [that are] so carefully revised as to warn other critics seeking their own ‘collected essay’ volume of the difference between a genuinely lapidary compilation and a kitchen midden. Illustrated with some rare photos, this collection is especially notable...”
—John Ditsky, Choice
“...Steinbeck’s Typewriter... stands as the most in-depth treatment of Steinbeck’s aesthetics, particularly in its exploration of the author’s ‘interior spaces and creative habits,’ elements of Steinbeck’s artistry which have not only been underestimated but woefully ignored.”
—Stephen George, Steinbeck Review
On Neurogenic Communication Disorders: Original Short Stories and Case Studies is a unique book. It is a collection of short stories and case studies about persons with neurogenic communication disorders. The short stories are based on people I have known as friends, acquaintances, or patients. The characters in the short stories are based on one person or a composite of several individuals. I have placed these characters in interesting fictional situations which provide a vehicle for showing their mettle in dealing with their communication disorders and life challenges. The case studies are based on actual clinical cases and situations, but literary license has been taken to make them reader-friendly and interesting. This book of short stories and case studies is not a scholarly clinical treatise on neurogenic communication disorders, nor does it aspire to be one. While I believe it provides accurate information about neurogenic communication disorders, it is a work of fiction and simply a different vehicle for understanding these complex and often devastating medical conditions.