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American Heritage Dictionary Based on the New Second College Edition

American Heritage

1987    (Dell)

Call #: PRO 423    DDC: 423   

This best-selling dictionary continues a tradition of clear and precise definitions, expert usage guidance, and a wealth of illustrations in its fourth edition. More biographical and geographical entries than any other paperback, and thoroughly revised and updated with 1,000 new words.

This best-selling dictionary continues a tradition of clear and precise definitions, expert usage guidance, and a wealth of illustrations in its fourth edition. More biographical and geographical entries than any other paperback, and thoroughly revised and updated with 1,000 new words. [less]

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Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business

Neil Postman

1986    192 Pages    (Penguin Books)

Call #: PRO 302.234 Postman    DDC: 302.234   

A brilliant powerful and important book....This is a brutal indictment Postman has laid down and, so far as I can see, an irrefutable one. --Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World.

A brilliant powerful and important book....This is a brutal indictment Postman has laid down and, so far as I can see, an irrefutable one. --Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World. [less]

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Art and Science of Teaching: A Comprehensive Framework for Effective Instruction, The

Robert J. Marzano

2007    221 Pages    (Association for Supervision & Curriculum Deve)

Call #: PRO 371.102 Marzano    DDC: 371.102   

Though classroom instructional strategies should clearly be based on sound science and research, knowing when to use them and with whom is more of an art. In The Art and Science of Teaching: A Comprehensive Framework for Effective Instruction, author Robert J. Marzano presents a model for ensuring quality teaching that balances the necessity of research-based data with the equally vital need to understand the strengths and weaknesses of individual students.He articulates his framework in the [...]

Though classroom instructional strategies should clearly be based on sound science and research, knowing when to use them and with whom is more of an art. In The Art and Science of Teaching: A Comprehensive Framework for Effective Instruction, author Robert J. Marzano presents a model for ensuring quality teaching that balances the necessity of research-based data with the equally vital need to understand the strengths and weaknesses of individual students.He articulates his framework in the form of 10 questions that represent a logical planning sequence for successful instructional design. For classroom lessons to be truly effective, educators must examine every component of the teaching process with equal resolve. Filled with charts, rubrics, and organizers, this methodical, user-friendly guide will help teachers examine and develop their knowledge and skills, so they can achieve that dynamic fusion of art and science that results in exceptional teaching and outstanding student achievement. [less]

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At War with the Word: Literary Theory and Liberal Education

R. V. Young

2003    199 Pages    (Intercollegiate Studies Institute)

Call #: PRO 801.95 Young    DDC: 801.95   

R.V. Young examines the dominant trends in literary theory during the past thirty years, chronicling their effect on the teaching of literature and the imparting of a liberal education.

R.V. Young examines the dominant trends in literary theory during the past thirty years, chronicling their effect on the teaching of literature and the imparting of a liberal education. [less]

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Basic Montessori: Learning Activities For Under-Fives

David Gettman

1988    240 Pages    (St. Martin's Griffin)

Call #: PRO 372.21 Gettman    DDC: 372.21   

For the first time, Basic Montessori opens the celebrated philosophy and method to a more general public. David Gettman has devised a clear and modern explanation of Montessori's revolutionary ideas about early intellectual development, and provides a step-by-step guide to the Montessori learning activities most commonly used with under-fives. These include activities for introducing reading and writing, counting and decimal concepts, science, and geography, as well as activities that help [...]

For the first time, Basic Montessori opens the celebrated philosophy and method to a more general public. David Gettman has devised a clear and modern explanation of Montessori's revolutionary ideas about early intellectual development, and provides a step-by-step guide to the Montessori learning activities most commonly used with under-fives. These include activities for introducing reading and writing, counting and decimal concepts, science, and geography, as well as activities that help develop the child's practical and sensorial skills. [less]

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Benevon Model for Sustainable Funding: A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting it Right, The

Terry Axelrod

261 Pages    (Benevon Publications)

Call #: PRO 361.706 Axelrod    DDC: 361.706   

Designed for small to mid-sized nonprofits who want to get started implementing the Benevon Model for Sustainable Funding on their own and who want to do it right. With significant edits to nearly every page, this second edition gives you our up-to-date metrics, easy-to-follow scripts, templates, checklists, rules, and formulas. This book synthesizes Benevon s state-of-the-art work with more than 5,000 nonprofit teams of board members, volunteers, and staff and makes them available for first- [...]

Designed for small to mid-sized nonprofits who want to get started implementing the Benevon Model for Sustainable Funding on their own and who want to do it right. With significant edits to nearly every page, this second edition gives you our up-to-date metrics, easy-to-follow scripts, templates, checklists, rules, and formulas. This book synthesizes Benevon s state-of-the-art work with more than 5,000 nonprofit teams of board members, volunteers, and staff and makes them available for first-time implementers. While this will not take the place of working with Benevon directly, if you are willing to take on and carefully follow the tried and tested directions here, you will avoid the biggest mistakes of self-implementation, and you will be rewarded with a breakthrough in sustainable funding for your favorite nonprofit organization. [less]

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Book Tree: A Christian Reference for Children's Literature, The

Elizabeth McCallum, Jane Scott

2001    222 Pages    (Canon Press)

Call #: PRO 011.62 McCallum    DDC: 011.62   

Literary affections naturally give way to literary habits. Families who love to read will find the time to read—the distractions of life are simply crowded out .... Such families invariably become inveterate and unapologetic list makers. There are lists of books that must be read. There are lists of books that must be reread. There are lists of books that must be read by others. This book will most certainly appeal to that breed apart. It will sate even the most inveterate of list makers. How [...]

Literary affections naturally give way to literary habits. Families who love to read will find the time to read—the distractions of life are simply crowded out .... Such families invariably become inveterate and unapologetic list makers. There are lists of books that must be read. There are lists of books that must be reread. There are lists of books that must be read by others. This book will most certainly appeal to that breed apart. It will sate even the most inveterate of list makers. How appropriate that a mother and her daughter—Elizabeth McCallum and Jane Scott—should have given us such a delectable treat. They have provided a guide to the best of children's literature serviceable for both veteran reading families and those just beginning their great journey of the imagination. I think you'll find that their accurate descriptions, careful recommendations, and cogent insights will prove to be as delightful as it will be invaluable in your own family. George Grant, from the foreword [less]

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Books of the Century: A Hundred Years of Authors, Ideas, and Literature

Charles McGrath, New York Times Book Review

1998    647 Pages    (Crown)

Call #: PRO 028.1 McGrath    DDC: 028.1   

Books of the Century is an extraordinary collection of the best writing about books and authors published in The New York Times Book Review, America's most widely read journal of the literary arts. Arranged chronologically from 1896 through 1997, this rich chronicle leads the reader through a century of historic literary achievements, while also providing memorable portraits of the most significant writers and thinkers of the era.        Often the critics are as distinguished as the [...]

Books of the Century is an extraordinary collection of the best writing about books and authors published in The New York Times Book Review, America's most widely read journal of the literary arts. Arranged chronologically from 1896 through 1997, this rich chronicle leads the reader through a century of historic literary achievements, while also providing memorable portraits of the most significant writers and thinkers of the era.        Often the critics are as distinguished as the authors and books they review: Eudora Welty's sparkling discussion of E. B. White's Charlotte's Web, John Updike's perceptive review of J. D. Salinger's Franny and Zooey, and W. H. Auden's appreciation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring are a few of the memorable critiques contained within these pages. In addition to dozens of influential reviews of seminal books, Books of the Century includes several special features that will delight all booklovers.Essays includes such highlights as Alice B. Toklas evoking Jazz Age Paris and Dr. Seuss chuckling over children's sense of humor.First Impressions features the initial reviews of such luminaries as Virginia Woolf, George Orwell, Dashiell Hammett, Saul Bellow, Flannery O'Connor, and Derek Walcott.Interviews offers such unique voices as Willa Cather, Vladimir Nabokov, Milan Kundera, and Norman Mailer, heard with force and clarity.Letters revives some remarkably keen and unexpected insights, like Alan Greenspan's passionate defense of Ayn Rand's legacy and William Manchester's recollection of H. L. Mencken's contribution to the American language.Oops! recalls reviews that panned soon-to-be classics such as Catch-22 and Catcher in the Rye on their first appearance, showing that even The New York Times Book Review errs on occasion.Editors' Choice, an annual feature chartered in 1972, and running here through 1997, reflects our changing literary tastes. [less]

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Bound Only Once: The Failure of Open Theism

Douglas Wilson

2001    230 Pages    (Canon Pr)

Call #: PRO 231 Wilson    DDC: 231   

The problems with Open theism lie deeper than most critiques suggest. This book interacts not only with the truth claims of Open theism but also its distorted aesthetic and ethical assumptions that do so much work in that program. Open theists characterize the God of classical Christian theism as a distant, despotic, micromanaging, petty, Mr. Burns sovereign, with little time for nonsense or tissues. They depict the god of Open theism as a nineties sort of guy, ready to enter into new [...]

The problems with Open theism lie deeper than most critiques suggest. This book interacts not only with the truth claims of Open theism but also its distorted aesthetic and ethical assumptions that do so much work in that program. Open theists characterize the God of classical Christian theism as a distant, despotic, micromanaging, petty, Mr. Burns sovereign, with little time for nonsense or tissues. They depict the god of Open theism as a nineties sort of guy, ready to enter into new experiences, feel our pain, and link pinkies into an unknown future.
Open theists insist that God has knowledge, but not all knowledge, certainly not knowledge of the future acts of free beings and some statues. Such Open theistic inferences reveal a deep-seated devotion to Enlightenment categories and narrow unpoetic imaginations. Ideas have destinations, and one of the consequences of our trying to read the Scriptures without any poetry in our souls will be the eventual destruction of any possibility of ministering to souls. Just imagine the hymn writer trying to lift up the downcast: "I know not what the future holds, but I know Who also doesn't know much about it either."

Contributors to this collection of essays include John MacArthur, John Frame, Peter Leithart, Steve Schlissel, R.C. Sproul, Jr., and Douglas Wilson. [less]

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Building the Christian Academy

Arthur F. Holmes

2001    128 Pages    (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.)

Call #: PRO 378.071 Holmes    DDC: 378.071   

Until Relatively Recently, the history of higher education in the West was the story of a Christian academic tradition that played a major role in both intellectual history and the history of the church. Over the last one hundred years, however, we have witnessed the progressive secularization of higher education. George Marsden goes so far as to suggest that the American university has lost its soul. But what was that putatively Christian soul? Precisely what in the Christian tradition has now [...]

Until Relatively Recently, the history of higher education in the West was the story of a Christian academic tradition that played a major role in both intellectual history and the history of the church. Over the last one hundred years, however, we have witnessed the progressive secularization of higher education. George Marsden goes so far as to suggest that the American university has lost its soul. But what was that putatively Christian soul? Precisely what in the Christian tradition has now been lost? And what should we know about that tradition as a condition of practical wisdom for the present? Seeking to answer these questions, Arthur Holmes here explores the Christian tradition of learning, focusing on seven formative episodes in history that pertain to building and maintaining a strong Christian academy today. Holmes's fascinating treatment is set within the history of ideas -- the early church in a pagan culture, Augustine's formative influence on monastery and cathedral schools, the rise and decline of scholasticism, Renaissance humanism's contribution to the Protestant Reformation, the utilitarian view of education that accompanied the scientific revolution, and struggles with Enlightenment secularization -- and incorporates the educational thought of Plato and Isocrates, Clement and Origen, Abelard and Hugh of St. Victor, Aquinas and Bonaventure, Erasmus and the Reformers, Francis Bacon and John Milton, and John Henry Newman. [less]

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Case for Classical Christian Education, The

Douglas Wilson

2002    256 Pages    (Crossway)

Call #: PRO 370.112 Wilson    DDC: 370.112   

Newspapers are filled with stories about poorly educated children, ineffective teachers, and cash-strapped school districts. In this greatly expanded treatment of a topic he first dealt with in Rediscovering the Lost Tools of Learning, Douglas Wilson proposes an alternative to government-operated school by advocating a return to classical Christian education with its discipline, hard work, and learning geared to child development stages. As an educator, Wilson is well-equipped to diagnose the [...]

Newspapers are filled with stories about poorly educated children, ineffective teachers, and cash-strapped school districts. In this greatly expanded treatment of a topic he first dealt with in Rediscovering the Lost Tools of Learning, Douglas Wilson proposes an alternative to government-operated school by advocating a return to classical Christian education with its discipline, hard work, and learning geared to child development stages. As an educator, Wilson is well-equipped to diagnose the cause of America's deteriorating school system and to propose remedies for those committed to their children's best interests in education. He maintains that education is essentially religious because it deals with the basic questions about life that require spiritual answers-reading and writing are simply the tools. Offering a review of classical education and the history of this movement, Wilson also reflects on his own involvement in the process of creating educational institutions that embrace that style of learning. He details elements needed in a useful curriculum, including a list of literary classics. Readers will see that classical education offers the best opportunity for academic achievement, character growth, and spiritual education, and that such quality cannot be duplicated in a religiously-neutral environment. [less]

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Change and Motion: Calculus Made Clear, Part 1 of 2 (The Great Courses: Teaching that Engages the Mind)

Michael Starbird

2001    (The Teaching Company)

Call #: PRO 515 Starbird    DDC: 515   

Conquer calculus-one of the most powerful and useful of all mathematical skills-with this simple and brilliant guide taught by an award-winning mathematician.

Conquer calculus-one of the most powerful and useful of all mathematical skills-with this simple and brilliant guide taught by an award-winning mathematician. [less]

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Change and Motion: Calculus Made Clear, Part 2 of 2 (The Great Courses Teaching That Engages the Mind)

Michael Starbird

2001    (The Teaching Company)

Call #: PRO 515 Starbird     DDC: 515   

Conquer calculus-one of the most powerful and useful of all mathematical skills-with this simple and brilliant guide taught by an award-winning mathematician.

Conquer calculus-one of the most powerful and useful of all mathematical skills-with this simple and brilliant guide taught by an award-winning mathematician. [less]

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Charlotte Mason Companion: Personal Reflections on The Gentle Art of Learning(TM), A

Karen Andreola

1998    384 Pages    (Charlotte Mason Research & Supply Company)

Call #: PRO 371.042 Andreola    DDC: 371.042   

Now you can realize the joy filled homeschool of your dreams! This modern classic is written by the homeschool mom who first carried Charlotte Mason's writings to America in her suitcase in 1987. Miss Mason's books were soon republished for a new generation. After ten years of intense study and successful application of Miss Mason s principles with her own children, Karen wrote A Charlotte Mason Companion: Personal Reflections on The Gentle Art of Learning ™. Today's parents can now see what a [...]

Now you can realize the joy filled homeschool of your dreams! This modern classic is written by the homeschool mom who first carried Charlotte Mason's writings to America in her suitcase in 1987. Miss Mason's books were soon republished for a new generation. After ten years of intense study and successful application of Miss Mason s principles with her own children, Karen wrote A Charlotte Mason Companion: Personal Reflections on The Gentle Art of Learning ™. Today's parents can now see what a Charlotte Mason education looks like in a contemporary setting while gleaning from its many benefits. Charlotte Mason's principles of education are not only a way of learning but also a way of life. A Charlotte Mason Companion gives you powerful tools to create an extraordinary learning experience. At the turn of every page, you will meet a practical idea and the inspiration to carry it out. Topics on using good books, heroes in history, poetry, art and music appreciation, nature study, the atmosphere of home, the discipline of habit, keeping up enthusiasm, (to name a few) are referred to again and again by Karen s readers. It is one of the most trusted and often quoted books in the home school world since 1998. Plenty of encouragement, wisdom and gentle instruction await you in this beautifully written and beautifully illustrated book. You will not want to loan this one out! [less]

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Checking for Understanding: Formative Assessment Techniques for Your Classroom

Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey

2007    158 Pages    (Association for Supervision & Curriculum Deve)

Call #: PRO 371.271 Fisher    DDC: 371.271   

If you ever have students who are reluctant to tell you when they don’t understand something—or worse, tell you they understand when they really don't—then here's a book that gives you lots of ways to check for understanding. Learn why typical methods to check for understanding are usually ineffective. And explore formative assessment techniques that work in any subject area and grade level. Extensive classroom examples show you how to use these formative assessments to correct [...]

If you ever have students who are reluctant to tell you when they don’t understand something—or worse, tell you they understand when they really don't—then here's a book that gives you lots of ways to check for understanding. Learn why typical methods to check for understanding are usually ineffective. And explore formative assessment techniques that work in any subject area and grade level. Extensive classroom examples show you how to use these formative assessments to correct misconceptions, improve learning, and model good study skills for individual students or across multiple classrooms. [less]

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Chickamauga Field Guide: Battlefield Audio Tour and Guidebook

Peter Cozzens

2002    56 Pages    (TravelBrains)

Call #: PRO 973.73 Cozzens    DDC: 973.73   

The Chickamauga Field Guide is the top-selling audio tour at the Chickamauga National Military Park. It includes two components: Self-guided driving tour (2 audio CDs) Illustrated guidebook (Paperback, 56 pages) The Driving Tour Tour the Chickamauga Battlefield with renowned military historian, Peter Cozzens. The two-hour, self-guided audio tour takes you to the essential locations on the battlefield and explains the harrowing events of this grueling battle that helped define the American Civil [...]

The Chickamauga Field Guide is the top-selling audio tour at the Chickamauga National Military Park. It includes two components:

Self-guided driving tour (2 audio CDs)
Illustrated guidebook (Paperback, 56 pages)
The Driving Tour
Tour the Chickamauga Battlefield with renowned military historian, Peter Cozzens. The two-hour, self-guided audio tour takes you to the essential locations on the battlefield and explains the harrowing events of this grueling battle that helped define the American Civil War in the western theater.

About The Author
Peter Cozzens is the author of, This Terrible Sound, The Battle of Chickamauga, which has been heralded as one of the greatest Civil War campaign studies ever written. Now you can tour the battlefield and hear the author share his insights, as he explains the strategies, tactics, and human interest stories from this critical battle.

Illustrated Guidebook
The illustrated guidebook complements the audio tour with detailed battle maps, illustrations, and photography. Filled with fascinating trivia and facts, it is the perfect keepsake for your trip to Chickamauga. [less]

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Christian Approach to Education: Educational Theory and Application, A

H. W. Byrne

1977    383 Pages    (Mott Media)

Call #: PRO 377 Byrne    DDC: 377   

A Christian approach to education: Educational Theory and Application by H.W. Byrne, Ed. D.

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Christian Education: Its Mandate and Mission (Educator's Bookshelf)

Ronald Arthur Horton

1992    271 Pages    (BJU Press)

Call #: PRO 377.8 Horton    DDC: 377.8   

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Christian Imagination, The

Leland Ryken (Editor)

1981    344 Pages    (Baker Books)

Call #: PRO 261.58 Ryken    DDC: 261.58   

The Christian Imagination brings together in a single source the best that has been written about the relationship between literature and the Christian faith. This anthology covers all of the major topics that fall within this subject and includes essays and excerpts from fifty authors, including C.S. Lewis, Flannery O’Connor, Dorothy Sayers, and Frederick Buechner.

The Christian Imagination brings together in a single source the best that has been written about the relationship between literature and the Christian faith. This anthology covers all of the major topics that fall within this subject and includes essays and excerpts from fifty authors, including C.S. Lewis, Flannery O’Connor, Dorothy Sayers, and Frederick Buechner. [less]

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Christian Imagination: The Practice of Faith in Literature and Writing (Writers' Palette Book), The

Leland Ryken

2002    480 Pages    (Shaw Books)

Call #: PRO 261.58 Ryken    DDC: 261.58   

The Christian Imagination brings together in a single source the best that has been written about the relationship between literature and the Christian faith. This anthology covers all of the major topics that fall within this subject and includes essays and excerpts from fifty authors, including C.S. Lewis, Flannery O’Connor, Dorothy Sayers, and Frederick Buechner.

The Christian Imagination brings together in a single source the best that has been written about the relationship between literature and the Christian faith. This anthology covers all of the major topics that fall within this subject and includes essays and excerpts from fifty authors, including C.S. Lewis, Flannery O’Connor, Dorothy Sayers, and Frederick Buechner. [less]

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Classical Education: Towards the Revival of American Schooling (Studies in Philanthropy)

Jr. Gene Edward Veith, Andew Kern

Call #: PRO 370.11 Veith    DDC: 370.11   

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Classical Rhetoric and Its Christian and Secular Tradition from Ancient to Modern Times

George A. Kennedy

1980    (University of North Carolina Press)

Call #: PRO 808 Kennedy    DDC: 808   

A revised and updated edition of the popular and widely used guide to the classical tradition of rhetoric from its development in ancient Greece and Rome to the 20th-century.

A revised and updated edition of the popular and widely used guide to the classical tradition of rhetoric from its development in ancient Greece and Rome to the 20th-century. [less]

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Conceiving the Christian College

Duane Litfin

2004    289 Pages    (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.)

Call #: PRO 378.071 Litfin    DDC: 378.071   

This book is designed to help those who are interested in Christian higher education explore anew the unique features, opportunities, and contemporary challenges of one distinct type of educational institution -- the Christian college.What distinguishes Conceiving the Christian College from the many other books on this subject is its incisive discussion of a set of crucial ideas widely misunderstood in the world of Christian higher education. Now serving in his eleventh year as president of one [...]

This book is designed to help those who are interested in Christian higher education explore anew the unique features, opportunities, and contemporary challenges of one distinct type of educational institution -- the Christian college.What distinguishes Conceiving the Christian College from the many other books on this subject is its incisive discussion of a set of crucial ideas widely misunderstood in the world of Christian higher education. Now serving in his eleventh year as president of one of the nation's foremost Christian colleges, Duane Litfin is well placed to ask pressing questions regarding faith-based education. What is unique about Christian colleges? What is required to sustain them? How do they maintain their bearing in the tumultuous intellectual seas of the twenty-first century? Litfin's themes are large, but they are meant to refocus the conceptual challenges to Christian education in ways that will strengthen both the academic environment of today's Christian colleges and their impact on culture at large. [less]

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Concise Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English: From a Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English

Eric Partridge

1990    560 Pages    (John Wiley & Sons Inc)

Call #: PRO 427 Partridge    DDC: 427   

The English language is in a state of perpetual change and "Partridge's Concise Dictionary of Slang and unconventional English" presents a snapshot of its state into the nineties. In this concise edition, Paul Beale continues the tradition begun in Eric Partridge's "A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English", while making it particularly relevant to our understanding of the language of the present day. More than 1500 new terms have been added - coinages of the 1980s that had not yet come [...]

The English language is in a state of perpetual change and "Partridge's Concise Dictionary of Slang and unconventional English" presents a snapshot of its state into the nineties. In this concise edition, Paul Beale continues the tradition begun in Eric Partridge's "A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English", while making it particularly relevant to our understanding of the language of the present day. More than 1500 new terms have been added - coinages of the 1980s that had not yet come to light when the unabridged edition last went to press in 1983. Like its parent volume, the concise edition provides a account of the vivid, racy, and informative elements of our language, documenting the living history of English and social history of the twentieth century. [less]

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Course of Lectures on Oratory and Criticism, A

Joseph Priestley

1965    313 Pages    (Southern Illinois University Press)

Call #: PRO 808.5 Priestley    DDC: 808.5   

While a tutor at Warrington Academy, the polymath Joseph Priestley (1733–1804) established himself as a leading grammarian and educational theorist, producing the influential Rudiments of English Grammar (1761) and A Course of Lectures on the Theory of Language and Universal Grammar (1762), both of which are reissued in this series. In 1762 he also delivered these lectures on rhetorical theory, arguing that the purpose of rhetoric is moral formation. Priestley was deeply influenced by [...]

While a tutor at Warrington Academy, the polymath Joseph Priestley (1733–1804) established himself as a leading grammarian and educational theorist, producing the influential Rudiments of English Grammar (1761) and A Course of Lectures on the Theory of Language and Universal Grammar (1762), both of which are reissued in this series. In 1762 he also delivered these lectures on rhetorical theory, arguing that the purpose of rhetoric is moral formation. Priestley was deeply influenced by associationism, a theory of mind developed by John Locke and David Hartley. This claims that all complex ideas develop from simple ones, which arise purely from sensory impressions. The orator's role, then, is to form the right associations between impressions and ideas in a listener's mind. Informed by this theory, these thirty-five lectures re-evaluate the classical rhetorical components of topic, method and style. [less]

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Creation in Six Days: A Defense of the Traditional Reading of Genesis One

James B. Jordan

1999    265 Pages    (Canon Press)

Call #: PRO 239.8 Jordan    DDC: 239.8   

Creation in Six Days offers an exegetical, literary, and theological defense of the traditional interpretation of the Genesis account of six-day creation. Jordan's account is primarily designed to answer any approach to the text of Genesis, such as the increasingly popular Framework Hypothesis, that pits the text's literary features against its historical and narrative sense. Beyond his exegetical critique of several prominent positions, Jordan offers a constructive reading of the early parts of [...]

Creation in Six Days offers an exegetical, literary, and theological defense of the traditional interpretation of the Genesis account of six-day creation. Jordan's account is primarily designed to answer any approach to the text of Genesis, such as the increasingly popular Framework Hypothesis, that pits the text's literary features against its historical and narrative sense. Beyond his exegetical critique of several prominent positions, Jordan offers a constructive reading of the early parts of Genesis and also seeks to uncover the assumptions which attract people to the Framework Interpretation and similar views. The explanation, he says, lies in the acceptance of many of the questionable assumptions of modern science on the part of most Christians today, coupled with the pervasiveness of a gnostic or nonhistorical attitude toward the Christian faith. [less]

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Cult Explosion: An Expose of Todays Cults and Why They Prosper, The

Dave Hunt

1980    270 Pages    (Harvest House Pub)

Call #: PRO 291 Hunt    DDC: 291   

The Cult Explosion: An Expose of Todays Cults and Why They Prosper

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Designing and Teaching Learning Goals and Objectives: Classroom Strategies That Work

Robert J. Marzano

2009    152 Pages    (Marzano Research Laboratory)

Call #: PRO 370.152 Marzano    DDC: 370.152   

Design and teach effective learning goals and objectives by following strategies based on the strongest research and theories available. This first book in the Classroom Strategies That Work library includes a summary of key research behind these classroom practices and shows how to implement them using step-by-step hands-on strategies. Dr. Robert J. Marzano translates theory into action, details the impact of well-designed and well-taught goals and objectives, and offers recommendations for [...]

Design and teach effective learning goals and objectives by following strategies based on the strongest research and theories available. This first book in the Classroom Strategies That Work library includes a summary of key research behind these classroom practices and shows how to implement them using step-by-step hands-on strategies. Dr. Robert J. Marzano translates theory into action, details the impact of well-designed and well-taught goals and objectives, and offers recommendations for classroom practice. Short quizzes help readers assess their understanding of the instructional best practices explained in each section. Use this book as a personal resource or as a group study tool. [less]

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Dictionary of Linguistics

Mario Pei, Frank Gaynor

1954    244 Pages    (Rowman & Littlefield)

Call #: PRO 403 Pei    DDC: 403   

Mario Pei and Frank Gaynor bring together essential terms and concepts in this extensive Dictionary of Linguistics. With a carefully crafted headword list and plenty of cross-references and accessible explanations, this dictionary will keep readers coming back again and again.

Mario Pei and Frank Gaynor bring together essential terms and concepts in this extensive Dictionary of Linguistics. With a carefully crafted headword list and plenty of cross-references and accessible explanations, this dictionary will keep readers coming back again and again. [less]

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Disconnected Kids: The Groundbreaking Brain Balance Program for Children with Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, and Other Neurological Disorders

Dr. Robert Melillo

2015    336 Pages    (TarcherPerigee)

Call #: PRO 618.928 Melillo    DDC: 618.928   

Holistic approach to neurobehavioral and neuroacademic disorders, based on the premise that epidemic "functional disconnection syndrome" is environmental and not genetic in origin. Provides methods of assessment and rehabilitation programs for parents and other care givers. The Brain Balance Program is a drugless method of stimulating the slower hemisphere through sensory-motor and sensory-academic exercises along with nutritional and behavioral changes, and integration of the two sides to work [...]

Holistic approach to neurobehavioral and neuroacademic disorders, based on the premise that epidemic "functional disconnection syndrome" is environmental and not genetic in origin. Provides methods of assessment and rehabilitation programs for parents and other care givers. The Brain Balance Program is a drugless method of stimulating the slower hemisphere through sensory-motor and sensory-academic exercises along with nutritional and behavioral changes, and integration of the two sides to work as a whole. [less]

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Early Detection of Reading Difficulties, The

Marie M Clay

136 Pages    (Heinemann)

Call #: PRO 372.4 Clay    DDC: 372.4   

The early detection of reading difficulties

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Emily Post on Entertaining

Elizabeth L. Post

138 Pages    (Harper & Row)

Call #: PRO 395.3 Post    DDC: 395.3   

Mrs. Post tells party givers and -goers everything they need to know to make entertaining a joy. She discusses party planning, invitations and replies, seating arrangements, table settings, serving at dinner, special considerations for business entertaining, and more. Line drawings. Index.

Mrs. Post tells party givers and -goers everything they need to know to make entertaining a joy. She discusses party planning, invitations and replies, seating arrangements, table settings, serving at dinner, special considerations for business entertaining, and more. Line drawings. Index. [less]

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Escape from Reason

Francis A. Schaeffer

2014    96 Pages    (InterVarsity Press)

Call #: PRO 190 Schaeffer    DDC: 190   

Truth used to be based on reason. No more. What we feel is now the truest source of reality. Despite our obsession with the emotive and the experiential, we still face anxiety, despair, and purposelessness. How did we get here? And where do we find a remedy? In this modern classic, Francis A. Schaeffer traces trends in twentieth-century thought and unpacks how key ideas have shaped our society. Wide-ranging in his analysis, Schaeffer examines philosophy, science, art and popular culture to [...]

Truth used to be based on reason. No more. What we feel is now the truest source of reality. Despite our obsession with the emotive and the experiential, we still face anxiety, despair, and purposelessness. How did we get here? And where do we find a remedy? In this modern classic, Francis A. Schaeffer traces trends in twentieth-century thought and unpacks how key ideas have shaped our society. Wide-ranging in his analysis, Schaeffer examines philosophy, science, art and popular culture to identify dualism, fragmentation and the decline of reason. Schaeffer's work takes on a newfound relevance today in his prescient anticipation of the contemporary postmodern ethos. His critique demonstrates Christianity's promise for a new century, one in as much need as ever of purpose and hope. [less]

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Essays from Select British eloquence

Chauncey A Goodrich

1963    359 Pages    (Southern Illinois University Press)

Call #: PRO 825.09 Goodrich    DDC: 825.09   

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Establishment Clause: Religion and the First Amendment, The

Leonard W. Levy

1986    (Macmillan Pub Co)

Call #: PRO 342.73 Levy    DDC: 342.73   

Leonard Levy's classic work examines the circumstances that led to the writing of the establishment clause of the First Amendment: 'Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion. . . .' He argues that, contrary to popular belief, the framers of the Constitution intended to prohibit government aid to religion even on an impartial basis. He thus refutes the view of 'nonpreferentialists,' who interpret the clause as allowing such aid provided that the assistance is not [...]

Leonard Levy's classic work examines the circumstances that led to the writing of the establishment clause of the First Amendment: 'Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion. . . .' He argues that, contrary to popular belief, the framers of the Constitution intended to prohibit government aid to religion even on an impartial basis. He thus refutes the view of 'nonpreferentialists,' who interpret the clause as allowing such aid provided that the assistance is not restricted to a preferred church. For this new edition, Levy has added to his original arguments and incorporated much new material, including an analysis of Jefferson's ideas on the relationship between church and state and a discussion of the establishment clause cases brought before the Supreme Court since the book was originally published in 1986. [less]

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Exploring the History of Medicine

John Hudson Tiner

1999    165 Pages    (Master Books)

Call #: PRO 610.9 Tiner    DDC: 610.9   

From surgery to vaccines, man has made great strides in the field of medicine. Quality of life has improved dramatically in the last few decades alone, and the future is bright. But students must not forget that God provided humans with minds and resources to bring about these advances. A biblical perspective of healing and the use of medicine provides the best foundation for treating diseases and injury. In Exploring the History of Medicine, author John Hudson Tiner reveals the spectacular [...]

From surgery to vaccines, man has made great strides in the field of medicine. Quality of life has improved dramatically in the last few decades alone, and the future is bright. But students must not forget that God provided humans with minds and resources to bring about these advances. A biblical perspective of healing and the use of medicine provides the best foundation for treating diseases and injury. In Exploring the History of Medicine, author John Hudson Tiner reveals the spectacular discoveries that started with men and women who used their abilities to better mankind and give glory to God. The fascinating history of medicine comes alive in this book, providing students with a healthy dose of facts, mini-biographies, and vintage illustrations. Includes chapter tests and index. [less]

 
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