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Uncle Sam: Deluxe Edition

With dynamic painted art by Alex Ross (KINGDOM COME, SUPERMAN: PEACE ON EARTH), UNCLE SAM is the story of a star-spangled vagrant clad in red, white... and blue, guided by the voices in his head and his own fractured memories. Absorbed by history-travelling visions of America's dark past, Uncle Sam struggles to piece together the scattered clues of his own experiences in this deep and thoughtful look at America's checkered past. This Deluxe edition features an extensive sketch section by Alex Ross, an introduction by author/music journalist Griel Marcus, and a history of Uncle Sam by Steve Darnall.
 

Confronting Managerialism: How the Business Elite and Their Schools Threw Our Lives Out of Balance (Economic Controversies)

Confronting Managerialism offers a scathing critique of the crippling influence of neoclassical economics and modern finance on business school teaching... and management practice. Locke and Spender show how business managers who were once well-regarded as custodians of the economic engines vital to our growth and social progress now seem closer to the rapacious "robber barons" of the 1880s. In effect, responsible management has given way to "managerialism," whereby an elite caste of businessmen disconnected from any ethical considerations now call the shots, sending the lives of rest of us "out of balance." The book traces the loss of managers' earlier social concerns, amply encouraged by management education's transformation since the 1960s, especially in the US. It also questions not only the social ethics of the US management caste, but its management efficacy compared to systems of management that are highly employee participative and dependent, such as in Germany and Japan. Today's attempts to "bolt on" ethics and social responsibility courses, the authors argue, are mere window-dressing, a public relations move that cannot get to the heart of the matter. Only fundamental reforms in civil society and business schools can really make a difference. A unique, topical, and controversial look at a subject that impacts us all.
 

Everything's an Argument

This best-selling brief text shows students how to analyze all kinds of arguments - not just essays and editorials, but clothes, cars, ads, and Web... site designs - and then how to use what they learn to write their own effective arguments. Andrea Lunsford and John Ruszkiewicz's instruction is engaging, informal, and jargon-free. Emphasizing inclusiveness, humor, and visual argument, it makes Everything's an Argument student-centered and immediately accessible. Students like this book because it helps them understand how a world of argument already surrounds them; instructors like it because it helps students construct their own arguments about that world.
 

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? How much do parents really matter? These... may not sound like typical questions for an economist to ask. But Steven D. Levitt is not a typical economist. He studies the riddles of everyday life-from cheating and crime to parenting and sports-and reaches conclusions that turn conventional wisdom on its head. Freakonomics is a groundbreaking collaboration between Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, an award-winning author and journalist. They set out to explore the inner workings of a crack gang, the truth about real estate agents, the secrets of the Ku Klux Klan, and much more. Through forceful storytelling and wry insight, they show that economics is, at root, the study of incentives-how people get what they want or need, especially when other people want or need the same thing.
 

Zeitoun

The true story of one family, caught between America's two biggest policy disasters: the war on terror and the response to Hurricane... Katrina. Abdulrahman and Kathy Zeitoun run a house-painting business in New Orleans. In August of 2005, as Hurricane Katrina approaches, Kathy evacuates with their four young children, leaving Zeitoun to watch over the business. In the days following the storm he travels the city by canoe, feeding abandoned animals and helping elderly neighbors. Then, on September 6th, police officers armed with M-16s arrest Zeitoun in his home. Told with eloquence and compassion, Zeitoun is a riveting account of one family's unthinkable struggle with forces beyond wind and water.A New York Times Notable Book An O, The Oprah Magazine Terrific Read of the YearA Huffington Post Best Book of the Year A New Yorker Favorite Book of the Year A Chicago Tribune Favorite Nonfiction Book of the Year A Kansas City Star Best Book of the Year A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year An Entertainment Weekly Best Book of the Decade
 

Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal

Fast food has hastened the malling of our landscape, widened the chasm between rich and poor, fueled an epidemic of obesity, and propelled American... cultural imperialism abroad. That's a lengthy list of charges, but Eric Schlosser makes them stick with an artful mix of first-rate reportage, wry wit, and careful reasoning. Schlosser's myth-shattering survey stretches from California's subdivisions, where the business was born, to the industrial corridor along the New Jersey Turnpike, where many of fast food's flavors are concocted. Along the way, he unearths a trove of fascinating, unsettling truths -- from the unholy alliance between fast food and Hollywood to the seismic changes the industry has wrought in food production, popular culture, and even real estate.
 

The Laramie Project

On October 7, 1998, a young gay man was discovered bound to a fence in the hills outside Laramie, Wyoming, savagely beaten and left to die in an act of... hate that shocked the nation. Matthew Shepard's death became a national symbol of intolerance, but for the people of Laramie the event was deeply personal, and it's they we hear in this stunningly effective theater piece, a deeply complex portrait of a community.
 

World of the Image, The (A Longman Topics Reader)

Everywhere we look in today's world, images are pervasive; we are immersed in a world of images?and we are relying more and more on images to... understand ourselves and our world. This brief, focused reader explores our reliance on images and the tools of analysis and description that we have to understand what we see.
 

Conversations: Reading for Writing (8th Edition)

Conversations: Readings for Writing provides the reader an entry point to an extraordinary variety of authors, genres, voices, and viewpoints on... important contemporary civic issues.
 

The End of Nature

Reissued on the tenth anniversary of its publication, this classic work on our environmental crisis features a new introduction by the author, reviewing... both the progress and ground lost in the fight to save the earth.This impassioned plea for radical and life-renewing change is today still considered a groundbreaking work in environmental studies. McKibben's argument that the survival of the globe is dependent on a fundamental, philosophical shift in the way we relate to nature is more relevant than ever. McKibben writes of our earth's environmental cataclysm, addressing such core issues as the greenhouse effect, acid rain, and the depletion of the ozone layer. His new introduction addresses some of the latest environmental issues that have risen during the 1990s. The book also includes an invaluable new appendix of facts and figures that surveys the progress of the environmental movement.More than simply a handbook for survival or a doomsday catalog of scientific prediction, this classic, soulful lament on Nature is required reading for nature enthusiasts, activists, and concerned citizens alike.
 

The Complete Maus, 25th Anniversary Edition

On the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of its first publication, here is the definitive edition of the book acclaimed as "the most affecting... and successful narrative ever done about the Holocaust" (Wall Street Journal) and "the first masterpiece in comic book history" (The New Yorker).The Pulitzer Prize-winning Maus tells the story of Vladek Spiegelman, a Jewish survivor of Hitler's Europe, and his son, a cartoonist coming to terms with his father's story. Maus approaches the unspeakable through the diminutive. Its form, the cartoon (the Nazis are cats, the Jews mice), shocks us out of any lingering sense of familiarity and succeeds in "drawing us closer to the bleak heart of the Holocaust" (The New York Times).Maus is a haunting tale within a tale. Vladek's harrowing story of survival is woven into the author's account of his tortured relationship with his aging father. Against the backdrop of guilt brought by survival, they stage a normal life of small arguments and unhappy visits. This astonishing retelling of our century's grisliest news is a story of survival, not only of Vladek but of the children who survive even the survivors. Maus studies the bloody pawprints of history and tracks its meaning for all of us.
 

Public Speaking: Prepare, Present, Participate

Public Speaking: Prepare, Present, Participate's provides a "reader-friendly" style and length that is easy to comprehend. Special Themes within... the book include an emphasis on media literacy, critical thinking and additional skills on becoming an effective communicator. This new entry into the public speaking market covers traditional topics of public speaking that include: audience analysis, research, organizing and outlining, speech presentation, and types of speeches. Highlights within the book include using analytical skills to become effective producers and consumers of information and communication competence, in addition to using knowledge, skill, motivation, and judgment abilities to increase effective communication skils that demonstrate ethical communication and consideration for multiple perspectives on a controversial issues. This new book is based on a comprehensive, award-winning introductory public speaking course that was developed by the authors at Illinois State University for the 2008 NCA Program of Excellence.
 

Beer and Circus: How Big-Time College Sports Is Crippling Undergraduate Education

In this fascinating book, Sperber uses original research culled from students, faculty, and administrators around the country, to argue that what... universities offer instead of a meaningful undergraduate education is a meager and dangerous substitute: the party scene surrounding college sports that Sperber calls "beer and circus" and which serves to keep the students happy while tuition dollars keep rolling in. He explodes cherished myths about college sports, showing, for instance, that contrary to popular belief the money coming in to universities from sports programs never makes it to academic departments. Sperber's profound re-evaluation of college sports and higher education comes straight out of today's headlines and opens our eyes to a generation of students deprived of the education they deserve.Murray Sperber has been acknowledged for years as the country's leading authority on college sports and their role in American culture. In the wake of Indiana University's decision to fire head basketball coach Bobby Knight last year, Sperber was in constant demand across the country--on television, radio, and print media--to comment on the profound and tragic impact of big-time intercollegiate athletics on higher education.
 

Language and Prejudice (A Longman Topics Reader)

Part of the "Longman Topics" reader series, The Language of Prejudice examines the effects language has on societal biases. This... brief collection of readings focuses on the way language influences and prejudices society's view on race, gender, age, disabilities, and sexual preferences. Thought-provoking selections ask students to think about timely and relevant issues such as: racial slurs and other offensive language, anti-feminist discourse, and verbal assaults on homosexuals. Divided into seven chapters, each features six or more essays of varying lengths. Brief apparatus helps students write more thoughtfully in response to the selections and to think more critically about the importance of choosing language wisely. "Longman Topics" are brief, attractive readers on a single complex, but compelling, topic. Featuring about 30 full-length selections, these volumes are generally half the size and half the cost of standard composition readers.
 

Dialogues: An Argument Rhetoric and Reader (7th Edition)

Dialogues presents argument not as a battle to be won, but as a process of debate and deliberation --the exchange of opinions and ideas-- among people... with different values and perspectives.
 

Acting Out Culture: Reading and Writing

Students are bombarded every day with media messages laden with rules: what makes our work valuable, our bodies ideal, our communities picture perfect.... Acting Out Culture empowers students to use writing to speak back to their culture and question its rules. Featuring fresh readings by writers who lay bare and challenge the rules we live by, the second edition of Acting Out Culture gives students the tools they need to analyze and write critically about assumptions at the heart of cultural norms.
 

Art History, Volume 1 (4th Edition)

ART HISTORY provides students with the most student-friendly, contextual, and inclusive art history survey text on the market. These hallmarks make... ART HISTORY the choice for instructors who seek to actively engage their students in the study of art. This new edition of ART HISTORY is the result of a happy and productive collaboration between two scholar-teachers (Marilyn Stokstad and Michael Cothren) who share a common vision that survey courses on the history of art should be filled with as much enjoyment as erudition, and that they should foster an enthusiastic, as well as an educated, public for the visual arts. Like its predecessors, this new edition seeks to balance formal and iconographic analysis with contextual art history in order to craft interpretations that will engage a diverse student population. Throughout the text, the visual arts are treated as part of a larger world, in which geography, politics, religion, economics, philosophy, social life, and the other fine arts are related components of a vibrant and cultural landscape.
 

Financial Accounting

Weygandt's Financial Accounting, 8th Edition, builds upon previous issues by offering a more in-depth introduction to financial accounting with a... continued focus on relevant examples based on everyday life. The goal is to help readers further understand the fundamental concepts necessary to use accounting effectively today, as well as an introduction to IFRS and how to use accounting in the future. Kimmel, Weygandt and Kieso present real financial statements and establish how a financial statement communicates the financing, investing, and operating activities of a business to users of accounting information.
 

The Ramayana: A Shortened Modern Prose Version of the Indian Epic (Penguin Classics)

A sweeping tale of abduction, battle, and courtship played out in a universe of deities and demons, The Ramayana is familiar to virtually every Indian.... Although the Sanskrit original was composed by Valmiki around the fourth century BC, poets have produced countless versions in different languages. Here, drawing on the work of an eleventh-century poet called Kamban, Narayan employs the skills of a master novelist to re-create the excitement he found in the original. A luminous saga made accessible to new generations of readers, The Ramayana can be enjoyed for its spiritual wisdom, or as a thrilling tale of ancient conflict.
 

Indian Art

This text looks at the role of art in the Indian subcontinent and then analyzes early art from the Indus civilization (2000 BC) to the time of Buddha... (c.5000 BC). The Mauryan emperor Ashoka (4th century BC), was an important player in the dissemination of Buddhism, using art to this end. A stable economic base and the rise of a mercantile community were important in Buddhism's growth. Inscriptions show that the contributions to pay for art came from housewives, householders, merchants, traders and a range of other "common" people. The vibrant narrative tradition displayed in this art is analyzed. The text goes on to examine the development of the Buddha image and the art of later esoteric Buddhism; the Islamic aesthetic; the art of the Mughal empire; the art and architecture of Rajasthan; and British imperial art and architecture.
 

Managerial Accounting, 14th Edition

As the long-time #1 best-seller, Garrison has helped guide close to 3 million students through managerial accounting since it was first published. It... identifies the three functions managers must perform within their organizations-plan operations, control activities, and make decisions-and explains what accounting information is necessary for these functions, how to collect it, and how to interpret it. Garrison's Managerial Accounting is known for its relevance, accuracy, and clarity. It is also unique in that the authors write the most important supplements that accompany the book: solutions manual, test bank, instructor's manual, and study guide ? making them both of high quality and extremely consistent with the textbook.
 

Financial & Managerial Accounting, Student Value Edition Plus NEW MyAccountingLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package (3rd Edition)

Accounting is the means by which information about an enterprise is communicated and, thus, is sometimes called the language of business. Many different... users have need for accounting information in order to make important decisions. These users include investors, creditors, management, governmental agencies, labor unions, and others. Because the primary role of accounting information is to provide useful information for decision-making purposes, it is sometimes referred to as a means to an end, with the end being the decision that is helped by the availability of accounting information. http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072396881/student_view0/chapter1/chapter_summary.html
 

NEW MyAccountingLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Financial & Managerial Accounting, Ch 14-24 (Managerial Chapters) (MyAccountingLab (Access Codes))

Develop from a serious beginner into a dedicated professional artist. This book speaks to readers who have a strong desire to become accomplished... watercolorists. Even if you've never tried the medium before, if you're committed to learning, you will soon discover how to achieve the luminous effects found in the paintings throughout these pages. Beginning with an overview of materials and the basics of drawing, composition, color, and value, Mary Whyte then shares with readers her expertise in the techniques of watercolor painting. Practical instruction and illustrated step-by-step demonstrations are provided, covering the genres of still life, landscape, and figures and portraits.
 

Financial & Managerial Accounting Ch 14-24 (Managerial Chapters), Student Value Edition & NEW MyAccountingLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for ... Ch 14-24 (Managerial Chapters) (3rd Edition)

Develop from a serious beginner into a dedicated professional artist. This book speaks to readers who have a strong desire to become accomplished... watercolorists. Even if you've never tried the medium before, if you're committed to learning, you will soon discover how to achieve the luminous effects found in the paintings throughout these pages. Beginning with an overview of materials and the basics of drawing, composition, color, and value, Mary Whyte then shares with readers her expertise in the techniques of watercolor painting. Practical instruction and illustrated step-by-step demonstrations are provided, covering the genres of still life, landscape, and figures and portraits.
 

Study Guide to accompany Financial Accounting, 8e

This successful book continues to provide accountants with an understanding of the fundamental concepts necessary to use accounting effectively. The... sixth edition offers new discussions on IFRS, including new codification numbers, examples of IFRS financial statements, and additional exercises. A look at more recent frauds such as the Bernie Madoff scandal have been added. Enhanced discussions of ethics and international accounting are presented. The coverage of non-cash items and their impact on decision making has been expanded. In addition, comprehensive case studies and problems help accountants tie the material together.