Method and Madness

Method and Madness
Author: Alice LaPlante
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 619
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9780393928174
ISBN 13: 0393928179
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Method and Madness Book Review:

A fresh, inspiring guide to writing fiction.

The Essentials of Technical Communication

The Essentials of Technical Communication
Author: Elizabeth Tebeaux,Sam Dragga
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-11
ISBN 10: 9780197539200
ISBN 13: 0197539203
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Essentials of Technical Communication Book Review:

"This is an English textbook for students taking courses in technical communication"--

A New Approach to Sight Singing

A New Approach to Sight Singing
Author: Sol Berkowitz
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1960
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCBK:C036980153
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A New Approach to Sight Singing Book Review:

Musical material specifically composed for the study of sight singing.

The Norton Anthology of English Literature

The Norton Anthology of English Literature
Author: Greenblatt, Stephen
Publsiher: W.W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 1360
Release: 2018-06-11
ISBN 10: 0393603075
ISBN 13: 9780393603071
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Norton Anthology of English Literature Book Review:

The most trusted anthology for complete works and helpful editorial apparatus. The Tenth Edition supports survey and period courses with NEW complete major works, NEW contemporary writers, and dynamic and easy-to-access digital resources. NEW video modules help introduce students to literature in multiple exciting ways. These innovations make the Norton an even better teaching tool for instructors and, as ever, an unmatched value for students.

The Making of a Story

The Making of a Story
Author: Alice LaPlante
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 677
Release: 2009-12-22
ISBN 10: 9780393337082
ISBN 13: 0393337081
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Making of a Story Book Review:

An introduction to the fundamentals of creative writing, both fiction and nonfiction, takes aspiring writers through each stage of the creative process, from initial idea to final manuscript, accompanied by examples of short fiction and essays.

The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories

The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories
Author: Tobias Wolff
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 558
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 9780679745136
ISBN 13: 0679745130
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories Book Review:

A collection of short stories features the work of Carol Bly, Ann Beattie, Allan Gurganus, Joyce Carol Oates, and others

The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry

The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry
Author: J. D. McClatchy
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 617
Release: 2003
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015056896858
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry Book Review:

A comprehensive collection of poems by America's greatest contemporary poets features works by such authors as Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Bishop, and Rita Dove.

The Norton Anthology of English Literature 10e Volumes D E F Frankenstein Norton Critical Edition 2e

The Norton Anthology of English Literature  10e Volumes D   E   F   Frankenstein  Norton Critical Edition  2e
Author: Mary Shelley
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 4112
Release: 2018-06-20
ISBN 10: 9780393685855
ISBN 13: 0393685853
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Norton Anthology of English Literature 10e Volumes D E F Frankenstein Norton Critical Edition 2e Book Review:

Writing the Memoir

Writing the Memoir
Author: Judith Barrington
Publsiher: Allen & Unwin
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2000-01-01
ISBN 10: 1741151384
ISBN 13: 9781741151381
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing the Memoir Book Review:

A practical guide to the craft, the personal challenges, and ethical dilemmas of writing your true stories.

Patterns for College Writing

Patterns for College Writing
Author: Laurie G. Kirszner,Stephen R. Mandell
Publsiher: Macmillan Higher Education
Total Pages: 864
Release: 2012-02-01
ISBN 10: 1457605732
ISBN 13: 9781457605734
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Patterns for College Writing Book Review:

Laurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandell, authors with nearly thirty years of experience teaching college writing, know what works in the classroom and have a knack for picking just the right readings. In Patterns for College Writing, they provide students with exemplary rhetorical models and instructors with class-tested selections that balance classic and contemporary essays. Along with more examples of student writing than any other reader, Patterns has the most comprehensive coverage of active reading, research, and the writing process, with a five-chapter mini-rhetoric; the clearest explanations of the patterns of development; and the most thorough apparatus of any rhetorical reader, all reasons why Patterns for College Writing is the best-selling reader in the country. And the new edition includes exciting new readings and expanded coverage of critical reading, working with sources, and research. It is now available as an interactive Bedford e-book and in a variety of other e-book formats that can be downloaded to a computer, tablet, or e-reader. Read the preface.

The Longman Writer

The Longman Writer
Author: Judith Nadell,John Langan,Eliza A. Comodromos
Publsiher: Pearson Higher Ed
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2011-11-21
ISBN 10: 0205894747
ISBN 13: 9780205894741
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Longman Writer Book Review:

The best of the “product" and "process" approaches to writing. The Longman Writer with MyWritingLab draws on decades of teaching experience to integrate the best of the "product" and "process" approaches to writing. Emphasis on the reading-writing connection, focus on invention and revision, and attention to the fact that patterns blend in actual writing are delivered with clear, step-by-step writing instruction and extensive practice activities and assignments—more than 500 in all.

My Date with Satan

My Date with Satan
Author: Stacey Richter
Publsiher: Scribner
Total Pages: 223
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780684857022
ISBN 13: 0684857022
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Date with Satan Book Review:

A collection of tales offering a view of American life and popular culture includes a dog who gains art world fame and a Cat Lady who loves Rat Boy.

Jazz

Jazz
Author: Scott Knowles DeVeaux,Gary Giddins
Publsiher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
Total Pages: 553
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9780393978803
ISBN 13: 039397880X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jazz Book Review:

A vivid history of jazz in a classroom text by two exceptional authors--a leading scholar and a respected critic. Gary Giddins and Scott DeVeaux write with intellectual bite, eloquence, and the passion of unabashed fans. They explain what jazz is, where it came from, how it works, and who created it, all within the broader context of American life and culture. FEATURES The broadest cultural and historical context for the genre with special emphasis on jazz as black music. Although its musicians may be black, white, or any shade in between, jazz is an African American music. Its roots and grammar lie in Africa--polyrhythm, call and response, cyclic form, blue notes, timbre variation--but the way these elements are combined is uniquely African American. Jazz describes the travails and triumphs of musical innovators struggling for work, respect, and cultural acceptance, set against the broad experience of American commerce and politics. More direct engagement with the music than any other text and listening package. An innovative repertory includes classic masterworks but also a rich selection of lesser known performances. With an ear for exceptional old and new recordings, Giddins and DeVeaux present a new vision of jazz and its ever-continuing vibrancy. An extensive four-CD set--the best and most comprehensive for any textbook provides 75 landmark recordings covering a full century of jazz. Detailed listening guides integrated throughout the text deliver timings and descriptions for all 75 works. Concise headnotes identify the musicians, the album number, and the date, style, and form. What to Listen For boxes summarize the take-away points. Interactive Listening Guides for all 75 recordings offer students a dynamic and guided listening experience, and teachers a tool for classroom lectures. Thoroughly covers the fundamentals. The book teaches students how to recognize the sounds of jazz so they can follow the process of playing jazz as professionals would. Students learn how great musicians ingeniously vary two main forms--12-bar blues and 32-bar popular song--on the spur of the moment to create timeless performances. Two chapters on the Elements of Music provide a simple, accessible, and jazz-specific explanation of how the music works. Audio and Video demos and short sound clips illustrate essential concepts. An arresting visual history, with exceptional photographs throughout--many by noted jazz photographer Herman Leonard. In addition, Visualizing Jazz (an 8-page color photo essay) shows how jazz styles have changed from the early days of live-music posters and 3-minute 78s through the slick orange-and-black gatefold albums of Impulse LPs, to the modern, abstract art of today's CDs.

The Writer s Presence

The Writer s Presence
Author: Donald McQuade,Robert Atwan
Publsiher: Bedford/St. Martin's
Total Pages: 1040
Release: 2009-01-10
ISBN 10: 9780312486860
ISBN 13: 0312486863
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Writer s Presence Book Review:

The readings in The Writer’s Presence are selected exclusively for the quality of the writing. Editors Donald McQuade of the University of California, Berkeley, and Robert Atwan, Series Editor of The Best American Essays scoured hundreds of essays in search of teachable readings with strong voices and clear points of view. The result is a blend of classic pieces by favorites like James Baldwin, Annie Dillard, and Amy Tan; and fresh pieces by rising stars like Michael Pollan, Geeta Kothari, James McBride, and Daniel Harris. The voices in The Writer’s Presence represent different communities, time periods, levels of difficulty, and fields of study, and the topics intersect in intriguing and nuanced ways, giving students the opportunity to think critically and develop their own voices. Organized by type of writing and with minimal apparatus, The Writer’s Presence gives instructors unsurpassed teaching flexibility. With so many exceptional readings and so many ways to teach them, the possibilities are endless.

Perspectives on Argument

Perspectives on Argument
Author: Nancy V. Wood,James S. Miller
Publsiher: Pearson
Total Pages: 744
Release: 2017-04-06
ISBN 10: 0134424220
ISBN 13: 9780134424224
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Perspectives on Argument Book Review:

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. For courses in English. Learn the skill of rational argument. Perspectives on Argument teaches you strategies for critical thinking, critical reading, research, and writing that will help you participate in all types of argument. The 9th Edition extends beyond reading, visual and multimodal argument into the timely topic of online argument. Students will encounter argument at home, school and on the job. This book arms you with the tools you need to identify controversial topics, form opinions and reactions to text and pictures, and write persuasive papers that express their viewpoints. The book also follows the premise that not all arguments involve right and wrong. Students will learn skills like finding common ground, consensus, withholding opinions, negotiating, and even changing beliefs when they can no longer make a case for them. Perspectives on Argument, 9th Edition is also available via Revel™, an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience. Learn more.

The Poisoned City

The Poisoned City
Author: Anna Clark
Publsiher: Metropolitan Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-07-10
ISBN 10: 1250125154
ISBN 13: 9781250125156
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Poisoned City Book Review:

When the people of Flint, Michigan, turned on their faucets in April 2014, the water pouring out was poisoned with lead and other toxins. Through a series of disastrous decisions, the state government had switched the city’s water supply to a source that corroded Flint’s aging lead pipes. Complaints about the foul-smelling water were dismissed: the residents of Flint, mostly poor and African American, were not seen as credible, even in matters of their own lives. It took eighteen months of activism by city residents and a band of dogged outsiders to force the state to admit that the water was poisonous. By that time, twelve people had died and Flint’s children had suffered irreparable harm. The long battle for accountability and a humane response to this man-made disaster has only just begun. In the first full account of this American tragedy, Anna Clark's The Poisoned City recounts the gripping story of Flint’s poisoned water through the people who caused it, suffered from it, and exposed it. It is a chronicle of one town, but could also be about any American city, all made precarious by the neglect of infrastructure and the erosion of democratic decision making. Places like Flint are set up to fail—and for the people who live and work in them, the consequences can be fatal.

The Seashell Anthology of Great Poetry

The Seashell Anthology of Great Poetry
Author: Christopher Burns
Publsiher: Park Lane
Total Pages: 349
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9780517200117
ISBN 13: 0517200112
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Eight Little Piggies Reflections in Natural History

Eight Little Piggies  Reflections in Natural History
Author: Stephen Jay Gould
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2010-11-29
ISBN 10: 0393340848
ISBN 13: 9780393340846
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eight Little Piggies Reflections in Natural History Book Review:

"There is no scientist today whose books I look forward to reading with greater anticipation of enjoyment and enlightenment than Stephen Jay Gould."—Martin Gardner Among scientists who write, no one illuminates as well as Stephen Jay Gould doesthe wonderful workings of the natural world. Now in a new volume of collected essays—his sixth since Ever Since Darwin—Gould speaks of the importance of unbroken connections within our own lives and to our ancestralgenerations. Along with way, he opens to us the mysteries of fish tails, frog calls, and other matters, and shows once and for all why we must take notice when a seemingly insignificant creature is threatened, like the land snail Partula from Moorea, whose extinction he movingly relates.

Field Notes from a Catastrophe

Field Notes from a Catastrophe
Author: Elizabeth Kolbert
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-02-03
ISBN 10: 1620409895
ISBN 13: 9781620409893
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Field Notes from a Catastrophe Book Review:

A new edition of the book that launched Elizabeth Kolbert's career as an environmental writer-updated with three new chapters, making it, yet again, "irreplaceable" (Boston Globe). Elizabeth Kolbert's environmental classic Field Notes from a Catastrophe first developed out of a groundbreaking, National Magazine Award-winning three-part series in The New Yorker. She expanded it into a still-concise yet richly researched and damning book about climate change: a primer on the greatest challenge facing the world today. But in the years since, the story has continued to develop; the situation has become more dire, even as our understanding grows. Now, Kolbert returns to the defining book of her career. She has added a chapter bringing things up-to-date on the existing text, plus three new chapters--on ocean acidification, the tar sands, and a Danish town that's gone carbon neutral--making it, again, a must-read for our moment.

The Poet s Companion A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry

The Poet s Companion  A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry
Author: Kim Addonizio,Dorianne Laux
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-11-22
ISBN 10: 0393340880
ISBN 13: 9780393340884
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Poet s Companion A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry Book Review:

From the nuts and bolts of craft to the sources of inspiration, this book is for anyone who wants to write poetry-and do it well. The Poet's Companion presents brief essays on the elements of poetry, technique, and suggested subjects for writing, each followed by distinctive writing exercises. The ups and downs of writing life—including self-doubt and writer's block—are here, along with tips about getting published and writing in the electronic age. On your own, this book can be your "teacher," while groups, in or out of the classroom, can profit from sharing weekly assignments.