Author: Jean Baudrillard

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9780860919780

Category: History

Page: 129

View: 7355

In this, his most accessible and evocative book, France’s leading philosopher of postmodernism takes to the freeways in a collection of traveler’s tales from the land of hyperreality.
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Teaching in America

Author: George S. Morrison

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205453740

Category: Education

Page: 538

View: 7826

"I feel that the text is a wonderful resource for beginning teachers. The format is interesting and reads well, the examples are thought provoking and I enjoy reading each section." Eileen Mahoney "Hudson Valley Community College" "I appreciate the author's ability to provide a good text with the basic information beginning teachers need to get a sense for the context of teaching. The text contains a wealth of information and is both affordable and accessible for students." Barbara C. Jentleson "Duke University" "Teaching in America, Fourth Edition," is a unique active learning text that provides pre-service teachers with comprehensive, current, and practical information about the profession of teaching and a realistic understanding of the foundations of education in America. The "Fourth Edition" maintains its unique, engaging "working-text" style, providing pre-service teachers with extensive opportunities to interact with the text while establishing both the foundations of American education and a clear picture of the realities of contemporary teaching. New to This Edition: NEW "You Decide" boxes explore controversial issues in American education today, provide Web links to further information, and encourage students to think about these issues and form their own opinions. NEW "What Does This Means for You?" boxes connect complex concepts to the real world of schools and classrooms, helping students understand why and how this sometimes abstract information impacts the profession they are choosing. NEW "Guide to Preparing for Certification" offers useful strategies for students who are preparing to take the certification examinations now required in most states for prospective teachers.All standards information and correlations have been updated throughout the text.Extensive revisions and updates to all chapters ensure that "Teaching in America" continues to provide the most current, comprehensive, and practical information available about the American educational system and American classrooms. In particular, chapters on diversity, students with special needs, parent and community involvement, curriculum and instruction, and technology include substantial new material. Please visit the companion web site for this book at where you will find practice quizzes, web links, activities, and more! Package this text with MyLabSchool-a powerful set of online tools that bring the classroom to life! With real video footage of teachers and students in the classroom, an interactive system for collecting observations, and a seamlessly integrated suite of tools for lesson planning, portfolio development, and standards integration from TaskStream, you'll get a clear sense of what being in a real classroom is like! Visit for more information!
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America's Music, from the Pilgrims to the Present

Author: Gilbert Chase

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252062759

Category: Music

Page: 712

View: 3447

'A landmark in American musical historiography.... Indispensable for music teachers and scholars; moreover, it is accessible to the layman.... An exhaustive bibliography, excellent discography, and rarely seen illustrations and photographs add to its attractiveness.'
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Greenways for America

Author: Charles E. Little

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801851407

Category: Architecture

Page: 237

View: 2012

Describes the characteristics of greenways, or linear open spaces; shows how they restore contact with nature; and offers advice on planning, engineering, and politics
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Power and Policy

America's First Steps to Superpower, 1889-1922

Author: Lawrence Lenz

Publisher: Algora Publishing

ISBN: 0875866654

Category: History

Page: 269

View: 5888

"Through its military policy and foreign policy, America attained superpower status in a remarkably short period of time. Nations survive based on their ability to provide internal order and external defense. Unfortunately, foreign policy goals are not always attained, and sometimes those goals are based on questionable concepts. Power and Policy examines the relationship of the US military and naval power with its foreign policy objectives, exploring the policies and the use of force that propelled the United States into the first ranks of world power. The book asks when military action is needed and how such action can change the very context within which foreign policy unfolds. The study focuses on twelve major decisive events in history during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including: a hurricane in Samoa and its effect on the German and US navies, the outcomes that followed the Spanish-American War, the role of Panama in the development of a trans-continental powerhouse, the US approach to southern neighbors including Nicaragua and Mexico, maneuvering for a stronger global position at the conclusion of World War I, and the establishment of naval parity with Great Britain. The facts, background and analysis enable readers to understand interventions that defined and then re-defined United States foreign policy for the rest of the 20th century."--Publisher's description.
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The Motel in America

Author: John A. Jakle,Keith A. Sculle,Jefferson S. Rogers

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801869181

Category: Architecture

Page: 387

View: 6217

In the second volume of the acclaimed "Gas, Food, Lodging" trilogy, authors John Jakle, Keith Sculle, and Jefferson Rogers take an informative, entertaining, and comprehensive look at the history of the motel. From the introduction of roadside tent camps and motor cabins in the 1910s to the wonderfully kitschy motels of the 1950s that line older roads and today's comfortable but anonymous chains that lure drivers off the interstate, Americans and their cars have found places to stay on their travels. Motels were more than just places to sleep, however. They were the places where many Americans saw their first color television, used their first coffee maker, and walked on their first shag carpet. Illustrated with more than 230 photographs, postcards, maps, and drawings, The Motel in America details the development of the motel as a commercial enterprise, its imaginative architectural expressions, and its evolution within the place-product-packaging concept along America's highways. As an integral part of America's landscape and culture, the motel finally receives the in-depth attention it deserves.
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Democracy in America

Author: Alexis de Tocqueville,Arthur Goldhammer

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 1931082545

Category: Philosophy

Page: 941

View: 8569

An influential study of America's national government, egalitarian ideals, and character offers reflections on the effect of majority rule on the rights of individuals and provides insight into the rewards and responsibilities of a democratic government, in a clear new translation of the nineteenth-century classic.
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The History of America

Author: William Robertson

Publisher: N.A


Category: America

Page: N.A

View: 7632

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The Muslims of America

Author: Amherst Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad Professor of Islamic History University of Massachusetts

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198023173

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 4461

This collection brings together sixteen previously unpublished essays about the history, organization, challenges, responses, outstanding thinkers, and future prospects of the Muslim community in the United States and Canada. Both Muslims and non-Muslims are represented among the contributors, who include such leading Islamic scholars as John Esposito, Frederick Denny, Jane Smith, and John Voll. Focusing on the manner in which American Muslims adapt their institutions as they become increasingly an indigenous part of America, the essays discuss American Muslim self-images, perceptions of Muslims by non-Muslim Americans, leading American Muslim intellectuals, political activity of Muslims in America, Muslims in American prisons, Islamic education, the status of Muslim women in America, and the impact of American foreign policy on Muslims in the United States.
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Nord-America nach den Friedensschlüssen vom Jahr 1783

Nebst 1. Einem Vorbericht von America überhaupt, 2. einigen Charten, und 3. einem hinlänglichen Register

Author: Johann Jacob Moser

Publisher: N.A



Page: 598

View: 5082

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Bristol and America

A Record of the First Settlers in the Colonies of North America, 1654-1685

Author: Bristol (England),R. Hargreaves-Mawdsley

Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com

ISBN: 0806301708

Category: Reference

Page: 210

View: 1149

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Early Latin America

A History of Colonial Spanish America and Brazil

Author: James Lockhart,Stuart B. Schwartz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521299299

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 8719

This book provides a general history of Latin America in the period between the European conquest and the gaining of independence by the Spanish American countries and Brazil (approximately 1492-1825). It is both an introduction for the student at the college level and a provisionally updated synthesis of the quickly changing field for the more experienced reader. The authors' aim is not only to treat colonial Brazil and colonial Spanish America in a single volume, something rarely done, but also to view early Latin America as one unit with a centre and peripheries, all parts of which were characterized by variants of the same kinds of change, regardless of national and imperial borders. The authors integrate both the older and the newer historical literature, seeing legal, institutional, and political phenomena within a social, economic, and cultural context. They incorporate insights from other disciplines and newer techniques of historical research, but eschew jargon or technical concepts. The approach of the book, with its emphasis on broad social and economic trends across large areas and long time periods, does much to throw light on Latin America in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries as well.
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Coming to America

The Story of Immigration

Author: Betsy Maestro,Susannah Ryan

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780590441513

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 1724

Traces the history of immigration to America, from the prehistoric peoples who crossed the land bridge from Asia to modern war refugees
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Pets in America

A History

Author: Katherine C. Grier

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9780807829905

Category: Pets

Page: 377

View: 9853

Filled with illustrations reflecting the whimsy, the devotion, and the commerce that have shaped centuries of American pet keeping, a portrait of Americans' relationships with animals shows how the history of pets has evolved alongside changing ideas about human nature, child development, and community life.
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Who was who in America

Author: Marquis Who's Who

Publisher: N.A


Category: United States

Page: 9074

View: 7762

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Terrorism in America

Author: Tricia Andryszewski

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 9780761328032

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 3972

An account of the September 11 attacks in the United States, with a discussion of the war on terrorism, anthrax attacks, and new security measures put into place since that day.
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Spanish Central America

A Socioeconomic History, 1520–1720

Author: Murdo J. MacLeod

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292717619

Category: History

Page: 554

View: 2167

The seventeenth century has been characterized as "Latin America's forgotten century." This landmark work, originally published in 1973, attempted to fill the vacuum in knowledge by providing an account of the first great colonial cycle in Spanish Central America. The colonial Spanish society of the sixteenth century was very different from that described in the eighteenth century. What happened in the Latin American colonies between the first conquests, the seizure of long-accumulated Indian wealth, the first silver booms, and the period of modern raw material supply? How did Latin America move from one stage to the other? What were these intermediate economic stages, and what effect did they have on the peoples living in Latin America? These questions continue to resonate in Latin American studies today, making this updated edition of Murdo J. MacLeod's original work more relevant than ever. Colonial Central America was a large, populous, and always strategically significant stretch of land. With the Yucatán, it was home of the Maya, one of the great pre-Columbian cultures. MacLeod examines the long-term process it underwent of relative prosperity, depression, and then recovery, citing comparative sources on Europe to describe Central America's great economic, demographic, and social cycles. With an updated historiographical and bibliographical introduction, this fascinating study should appeal to historians, anthropologists, and all who are interested in the colonial experience of Latin America.
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North America

An Introduction

Author: Michael M. Brescia,John C. Super

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802096753

Category: History

Page: 247

View: 8311

"This exquisitely written history of a complex but unstudied continent should be required reading for all residents of the emerging region of North America." - Robert A. Pastor, Professor and Director of the Center for North American Studies, American University
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A History of Wine in America from the Beginnings to Prohibition

From the Beginnings to Prohibition

Author: Thomas Pinney

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520062245

Category: Cooking

Page: 553

View: 6195

Tells the story of vitaculture and winemaking in America and discusses the individuals, organizations and institutions associated with the enterprise
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