• Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges

    The groundbreaking guide to the 40 best colleges you've never heard of—colleges that will change your lifeChoosing the right college has never been more important—or more difficult. For the latest edition of this classic college guide, Hilary Masell Oswald conducted her own tours of top schools and in-depth interviews, building on Loren Pope's original to create a totally updated, more expansive work. Organized by geographic region, every profile includes a wealth of vital information, including admissions standards, distinguishing facts about the curriculum, extracurricular activities, an... [Read More]

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    • Brand: Penguin Books
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  • The Best Kind of College: An Insiders' Guide to America's Small Liberal Arts Colleges

    Small college professors from across the United States explain why liberal arts institutions remain the gold standard for higher education.The fevered controversy over America’s educational future isn’t simply academic; those who have proposed sweeping reforms include government officials, politicians, foundation officers, think-tank researchers, journalists, media pundits, and university administrators. Drowned out in that noisy debate are the voices of those who actually teach the liberal arts exclusively to undergraduates in our nation’s small liberal arts colleges, or SLACs. The Best... [Read More]

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    • ISBN: 1438457723
    • Manufacturer: SUNY Press

  • Basic Economics

    The bestselling citizen's guide to economicsBasic Economics is a citizen's guide to economics, written for those who want to understand how the economy works but have no interest in jargon or equations. Bestselling economist Thomas Sowell explains the general principles underlying different economic systems: capitalist, socialist, feudal, and so on. In readable language, he shows how to critique economic policies in terms of the incentives they create, rather than the goals they proclaim. With clear explanations of the entire field, from rent control and the rise and fall of businesses to the ... [Read More]

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  • Signs and Symbols: An Illustrated Guide to Their Origins and Meanings

    Discover the fascinating origins and meanings of over 2,000 signs and symbols from mythology and religion to astrology and ancient tribes in this comprehensive guide.For centuries, symbols have been imperative throughout the world, signifying ideas, relationships, and objects across different cultures. Find out why a flag at half mast is a symbol of mourning, why toads have got a bad name while frogs turn into princes, and why a heart pierced by an arrow is a classic symbol of love. Delve into the meaning of each symbol and investigate how they have been interpreted in myth, religion, folklor... [Read More]

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  • Walden on Wheels: On the Open Road from Debt to Freedom

    In this frank and witty memoir, Ken Ilgunas lays bare the existential terror of graduating from the University of Buffalo with $32,000 of student debt. Ilgunas set himself an ambitious mission: get out of debt as quickly as possible. Inspired by the frugality and philosophy of Henry David Thoreau, Ilgunas undertook a three-year transcontinental journey, working in Alaska as a tour guide, garbage picker, and night cook to pay off his student loans before hitchhiking home to New York.Debt-free, Ilgunas then enrolled in a master’s program at Duke University, determined not to borrow against his... [Read More]

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  • Dream Hoarders: How the American Upper Middle Class Is Leaving Everyone Else in the Dust, Why That Is a Problem, and What to Do About It

    America is becoming a class-based society.It is now conventional wisdom to focus on the wealth of the top 1 percent—especially the top 0.01 percent—and how the ultra-rich are concentrating income and prosperity while incomes for most other Americans are stagnant. But the most important, consequential, and widening gap in American society is between the upper middle class and everyone else.Reeves defines the upper middle class as those whose incomes are in the top 20 percent of American society. Income is not the only way to measure a society, but in a market economy it is crucial because a... [Read More]

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    • Brand: Brookings Institution Press
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  • Born to Be Wild: Why Teens Take Risks, and How We Can Help Keep Them Safe

    A groundbreaking, research-based guide that sheds new light on why young people make dangerous choices--and offers solutions that workTexting while driving. Binge-drinking. Unprotected sex. There are plenty of reasons for parents to worry about getting a late-night call about their teen. But most of the advice parents and educators hear about teens is outdated and unscientific--and simply doesn't work.Acclaimed adolescent psychiatrist and educator Jess Shatkin brings more than two decades' worth of research and clinical experience to the subject, along with cutting-edge findings from brain sci... [Read More]

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  • Griftopia: A Story of Bankers, Politicians, and the Most Audacious Power Grab in American History

    A brilliantly illuminating and darkly comic tale of the ongoing financial and political crisis in America. The financial crisis that exploded in 2008 isn’t past but prologue. The grifter class—made up of the largest players in the financial industry and the politicians who do their bidding—has been growing in power, and the crisis was only one terrifying manifestation of how they’ve hijacked America’s political and economic life.Matt Taibbi has combined deep sources, trailblazing reportage, and provocative analysis to create the most lucid, emotionally galvanizing account yet writte... [Read More]

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    • Brand: Taibbi, Matt
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  • Distinctively American: The Residential Liberal Arts Colleges

    There is much change underway in American higher education. New technologies are challenging the teaching practices of yesterday, distance learning is lauded, and private firms offer to certify the educational credentials that businesses and others will deem satisfactory. In this new environment, America's liberal arts colleges propound a quite different set of values. Their continuing faith in the liberal arts--not as the nineteenth century chose to define them but as the twenty-first century will be obliged to reconsider them--is being tested. Distinctively American examines the American lib... [Read More]

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    • Brand: Brand: Transaction Publishers
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  • A Reference Grammar of Modern Hebrew (Reference Grammars)

    This organized, accessible guide to all aspects of contemporary Hebrew grammar presents the basic structures of the language. It uses a minimum of specialized linguistic terminology to analyze grammatical categories, phrases, expressions, and the construction of clauses and sentences. Verb and noun tables are provided as well as a comprehensive index in this useful teaching resource and easy-to-use reference tool.

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    • Manufacturer: Cambridge University Press

  • Scales on War: The Future of America's Military at Risk

    Scales on War is a collection of ideas, concepts and observations about contemporary war taken from over 30 years of research, writing and personal experience by retired Major General Bob Scales. The book melds Scales’ unique style of writing that includes contemporary military history, current events and his philosophy of ground warfare to create a very personal and expansive view of where Americn defense policies are heading in the future.The book is a collection. Each chapter addresses distinct topics that embrace tactical ground warfare, future gazing, the draft and the role of women in ... [Read More]

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  • How Will I Know You?: A Novel

    SOMETIMES THE SMALLEST MISTAKES ARE THE DEADLIEST.A People Magazine "Book of the Week.""Jessica Treadway draws her characters into an impossible knot and then expertly teases apart...kept me up half the night." - Ann Patchett, New York Times bestselling author of CommonwealthFans of Reconstructing Amelia will love this pulse-pounding novel of mystery, betrayal, and a small town's dark secrets. On a cold December day, the body of high school senior Joy Enright is discovered in the woods at the edge of a frozen pond. Her death looks like a tragic drowning accident at first, but an autopsy reveal... [Read More]

    • Manufacturer: Grand Central Publishing

  • Merriam-Webster's Everyday Language Reference Set

    An attractive, affordable reference set. Includes The Merriam-Webster Dictionary, The Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, and Merriam-Webster's New Vocabulary Builder. The perfect tool for students who need authoritative resources at their fingertips.

    • ASIN: 0877798753
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    • Brand: Merriam-Webster
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  • On Turpentine Lane

    “Light and tight, On Turpentine Lane is constructed with an almost scary mastery.”—New York Times Book Review “A diverting delight.”—People   “[Lipman] has a way of crafting books so utterly charming that you want to set up residence inside them…On Turpentine Lane quickly becomes a friend.”—Seattle Times   At thirty-two, Faith Frankel has returned to her claustro-suburban hometown, where she writes institutional thank-you notes for her alma mater. It’s a peaceful life, really, and surely with her recent purchase of a sweet bungalow on Turpentine Lane her life is finall... [Read More]

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    • ASIN: B01912OYK4
    • Manufacturer: Mariner Books

  • When Are We Ever Going to Use This Stuff? : College Mathematics for the Liberal Arts Major

    When Are We Ever Going to Use This Stuff? College Mathematics for the Liberal Arts Major is a college level mathematics textbook designed with liberal arts majors in mind. Standard mathematics texts typically mimic the

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  • The Fuzzy and the Techie : Why the Liberal Arts Will Rule the Digital World

    A leading venture capitalist offers surprising revelations on who will be driving innovation in the years to

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  • The Poor Old Liberal Arts

    In this engaging memoir that covers fifty years of a lifetime spent in education as student, teacher, dean, and college president, the author presents a theme of profound importance for society in general, and for

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  • You Can Do Anything : The Surprising Power of a "Useless" Liberal Arts Education

    In a tech-dominated world, the most needed degrees are the most surprising: the liberal arts Did you take the right classes in college? Will your major help you get the right job offers? For more

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  • Crisis in Higher Education : A Plan to Save Small Liberal Arts Colleges in America

    Crisis in Higher Education was written to facilitate replication and generalization of Adrian College’s tremendous enrollment growth and retention success since 2005. This book directly addresses the economic competitiveness of small four-year institutions of higher

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  • Essay Writing: The Small Book of Big Tips for First-Year Liberal Arts Students - eBook

    Essay-writing advice and instructions for first-year college students from former university tutor (and college-course addict) Margaret Cake. A helpful and quick read! Priced low for

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  • Writing Program Administration at Small Liberal Arts Colleges

    Writing Program Administration at Small Liberal Arts

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  • Is College Worth It? : A Former United States Secretary of Education and a Liberal Arts Graduate Expose the Broken Promise of Higher Education

    Should people keep sending their kids to college? Bennett and Wilezol assess the problems of American higher education at various levels, from runaway costs to inferior academics to poor graduation rates to political indoctrination, and

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    This book discusses liberal arts education and liberal arts colleges in the context of East Asia, specifically focusing on Japan, China and S. Korea where it has become an emerging issue in higher education in

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