Counseling by the Book

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Author: John Babler,David Penley,Mike Bizell

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1600347576

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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The Book of the Navajo

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Author: Raymond Friday Locke

Publisher: Holloway House Publishing

ISBN: 9780876875001

Category: History

Page: 496

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Dreaming by the Book

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Author: Elaine Scarry

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691070766

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 292

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Writers from Homer to Heaney instruct readers in the art of mental composition in this exploration of how poets and writers employ the work of imaginative creation.

The Coming of the Book

The Impact of Printing 1450-1800

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Author: Lucien Febvre,Henri-Jean Martin

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859841082

Category: History

Page: 378

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Books, and the printed word more generally, are aspects of modern life that are all too often taken for granted. Yet the emergence of the book was a process of immense historical importance and heralded the dawning of the epoch of modernity. In this much praised history of that process, Lucien Febvre and Henri-Jean Martin mesh together economic and technological history, sociology and anthropology, as well as the study of modes of consciousness, to root the development of the printed word in the changing social relations and ideological struggles of Western Europe.

The Nature of the Book

Print and Knowledge in the Making

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Author: Adrian Johns

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226401225

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 753

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Discusses how books were written, printed, and distributed in early modern England; the relationships among authors, printers, booksellers, and government officials; and the impact of technological innovation.

The Evolution of the Book

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Author: Frederick G. Kilgour

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195353365

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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Distinguished scholar and library systems innovator Frederick Kilgour tells a five-thousand-year story in this exciting work, a tale beginning with the invention of writing and concluding with the emerging electronic book. Calling on a lifetime of interest in the growth of information technology, Kilgour brings a fresh approach to the history of the book, emphasizing in rich, authoritative detail the successive technological advances that allowed the book to keep pace with ever-increasing needs for information. Borrowing a concept from evolutionary theory--the notion of punctuated equilibria--to structure his account, Kilgour investigates the book's three discrete historical forms--the clay tablet, papyrus roll, and codex--before turning to a fourth, still evolving form, the cyber book, a version promising swift electronic delivery of information in text, sound, and motion to anyone at any time. The clay tablet, initially employed as a content descriptor for sacks of grain, proved inadequate to the growing need for commercial and administrative records. Its successor the papyrus roll was itself succeeded by the codex, a format whose superior utility and information capacity led to sweeping changes in the management of accumulated knowledge, the pursuit of learning, and the promulgation of religion. Kilgour throughout considers closely both technological change and the role this change played in cultural transformation. His fascinating account of the modern book, from Gutenberg's invention of cast-type printing five hundred years ago to the arrival of books displayed on a computer screen, spotlights the inventors, engineers, and entrepreneurs who in creating the machinery of production and dissemination enabled the book to maintain its unique cultural power over time. Deft, provocative, and accessibly written, The Evolution of the Book will captivate book lovers as well as those interested in bibliographic history, the history of writing, and the history of technology.

The Book of the Play

Playwrights, Stationers, and Readers in Early Modern England

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Author: Marta Straznicky

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9781558495333

Category: Drama

Page: 237

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This collection of essays examines early modern drama in the context of book history, and focuses on the readership of plays that opens different perspectives on the relationship between the cultures of print and performance.

The Book

The Life Story of a Technology

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Author: Nicole Howard

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313330285

Category: History

Page: 171

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Introduces the history of the book, beginning with papyrus in ancient Egypt, through the development of the printing press, to current computer-based technologies, including its influence on societies and cultures around the world.

Cooking by the Book

Food in Literature and Culture

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Author: Mary Anne Schofield

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 9780879724436

Category: Cooking

Page: 228

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The essays collected here explore the power and sensuality that food engenders within literature. The book permits the reader to sample food as a rhetorical structure, one that allows the individual writers to articulate the abstract concepts in a medium that is readily understandable. The second part of Cooking by the Book turns to the more diverse food rhetorics of the marketplace. What, for example, is the fast food rhetoric? Why are there so many eating disorders in our society? Is it possible to teach philosophy through cookery? How long has vegetarianism been popular?

The Book of the Farm

Detailing the Labors of the Farmer, Steward, Plowman, Hedger, Cattle-man, Shepherd, Field-worker, and Dairy Maid

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Author: Henry Stephens

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Agriculture

Page: N.A

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The Book of Images

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Author: Rainer Maria Rilke

Publisher: North Point Press

ISBN: 1466872616

Category: Poetry

Page: 280

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Now substantially revised by Edward Snow, whom Denise Levertov once called "far and away Rilke's best translator," this bilingual edition of The Book of Images contains a number of the great poet's previously untranslated pieces. Also included are several of Rilke's best-loved lyrics, such as "Autumn," "Childhood," "Lament," "Evening," and "Entrance."

Going by the Book

The Problem of Regulatory Unreasonableness

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412824712

Category: Political Science

Page: 375

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The extent to which government should be involved with regulation in the private sector is much debated. More fundamentally, one might ask exactly what is regulation, why is it needed, how is it formulated, and how is it enforced? These questions are especially relevant at a time in United States history when federal involvement in spheres traditionally left to individuals is being widely debated on all sides of the political spectrum.

The Book

Playing the Percentages in Baseball

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Author: Tom M. Tango,Mitchel G. Lichtman,Andrew E. Dolphin

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1597971294

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 385

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Written by three esteemed baseball statisticians, The Bookcontinues where the legendary Bill James’s Baseball Abstractsand Palmer and Thorn’s The Hidden Game of Baseballleft off more than twenty years ago. Continuing in the grand tradition of sabermetrics, the authors provide a revolutionary way to think about baseball with principles that can be applied at every level, from high school to the major leagues. Tom Tango, Mitchel Lichtman, and Andrew Dolphin cover topics such as batting and pitching matchups, platooning, the benefits and risks of intentional walks and sacrifices, the legitimacy of alleged clutch hitters, and many of baseball’s other theories on hitting, fielding, pitching, and even baserunning. They analyze when a strategy is a good idea and when it’s a bad idea, and how to more closely watch the inside game of baseball. Whenever you hear an announcer talk about the unwritten rule or say that so-and-so is going by the book in bringing in a situational substitute, The Bookreviews the facts and determines what the real case is. If you want to know what the folks in baseball should be doing, find out in The Book.

Shelf Life

Stories by the Book

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Author: Gary Paulsen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0689841809

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 173

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Ten short stories in which the lives of young people in different circumstances are changed by their encounters with books.

A History of the Book in America

Volume 3: The Industrial Book, 1840-1880

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Author: Scott E. Casper,Jeffrey D. Groves,Stephen W. Nissenbaum,Michael Winship

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807868034

Category: History

Page: 560

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Volume 3 of A History of the Book in America narrates the emergence of a national book trade in the nineteenth century, as changes in manufacturing, distribution, and publishing conditioned, and were conditioned by, the evolving practices of authors and readers. Chapters trace the ascent of the "industrial book--a manufactured product arising from the gradual adoption of new printing, binding, and illustration technologies and encompassing the profusion of nineteenth-century printed materials--which relied on nationwide networks of financing, transportation, and communication. In tandem with increasing educational opportunities and rising literacy rates, the industrial book encouraged new sites of reading; gave voice to diverse communities of interest through periodicals, broadsides, pamphlets, and other printed forms; and played a vital role in the development of American culture. Contributors: Susan Belasco, University of Nebraska Candy Gunther Brown, Indiana University Kenneth E. Carpenter, Newton Center, Massachusetts Scott E. Casper, University of Nevada, Reno Jeannine Marie DeLombard, University of Toronto Ann Fabian, Rutgers University Jeffrey D. Groves, Harvey Mudd College Paul C. Gutjahr, Indiana University David D. Hall, Harvard Divinity School David M. Henkin, University of California, Berkeley Bruce Laurie, University of Massachusetts, Amherst Eric Lupfer, Humanities Texas Meredith L. McGill, Rutgers University John Nerone, University of Illinois Stephen W. Nissenbaum, University of Massachusetts Lloyd Pratt, Michigan State University Barbara Sicherman, Trinity College Louise Stevenson, Franklin & Marshall College Amy M. Thomas, Montana State University Tamara Plakins Thornton, State University of New York, Buffalo Susan S. Williams, Ohio State University Michael Winship, University of Texas at Austin

The book

a lecture sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress and the Authors' League of America, presented at the Library of Congress October 17, 1979

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Author: Barbara Wertheim Tuchman,Center for the Book,Authors' League of America

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780844403229

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 29

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Das Buch Mormon

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Author: Joseph Smith

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5883931774

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Business By The Book

Complete Guide of Biblical Principles for the Workplace

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Author: Larry Burkett

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418513393

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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What would happen if you made your business decisions by the book? By the Bible that is. This updated version of the best-selling Business by the Book offers radical principles of business management that go beyond the Ten Commandments and other biblical maxims. Business by the Book is a step-by-step presentation of how businesses should be run according to the Creator of all management rules: God. Larry Burkett, founder and president of Christian Financial Concepts, provides business principles from his own experience as well as what God’s Word says on topics such as: Hiring and Firing Decisions Pay Increases and Promotions Management Selection Employee Pay Decisions Borrowing and/or Lending Decisions Forming Corporations and Partnerships Business Tithing Retirement Whether you are the owner of a business, a corporate executive, or a manager, this best-selling classic is for you.

A Companion to the History of the Book

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Author: Simon Eliot,Jonathan Rose

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 140519278X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 616

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From the early Sumerian clay tablet through to the emergence of the electronic text, this Companion provides a continuous and coherent account of the history of the book. Makes use of illustrative examples and case studies of well-known texts Written by a group of expert contributors Covers topical debates, such as the nature of censorship and the future of the book