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The Practice and Other Stories
Collection of five short stories and four poems written with “satiric wit and Jewish humor” about working-class New York characters that the author observed during his “growing-up” years in Brooklyn. More ...
The Nature Handbook: A Guide to Observing the Great Outdoors
Nature is full of fascinating stories, stories that attract our attention at a young age and keep us amazed throughout our entire lives. The need to understand nature draws us back to its simple beauty again and again, yet underneath this simplicity lies a complex web of associations and patterns. The Nature Handbook does what no other field guide does: explores and explains nature through these connecting patterns, revealing them to the many different types of nature lovers. More ...
Bridging Minds Across the Pacific
Bridging Minds Across the Pacific a new book edited by Asian Studies Chair Cheng Li, offers an examination of those Chinese students who have studied in the U.S. since the late 1970s and have returned to China. This volume of essays focuses on how these students have contributed to shaping their home country, especially in social science curricular development, program-building, research, and public policy formation. And, it explores whether sweeping educational exchanges between these two profoundly different countries have promoted productive mutual understanding. Li, the William R. Kenan Professor of Government, edited the book and is also one of the book's essayists. He is also the author of China's Leaders: The New Generation (2001) and Rediscovering China: Dynamics and Dilemmas of Reform (1997). More ...
Exploring North America, 1800-1900
From the expeditions of the ancient world to the future of space exploration in the 21st century, Discovery and Exploration conveys the wonders, anxieties and satisfactions that explorers have felt since the beginning of time. Starting with a vivid scene-setting first chapter focusing attention on a key event, each book’s gripping narrative explores the topic, while firsthand accounts of incidents, climate and terrain offer a fresh perspective on discovery and exploration. Each volume also includes black-and-white photographs and illustrations; specially done, detailed maps; box features; an introduction or preface; a glossary; a further information list; and an index. More ...
House of Holy Fools: A Family Portrait in Six Cracked Parts
"House of Holy Fools: A Family Portrait in Six Cracked Parts" concerns the grace and genius of author Amy Biancolli's '85 grandparents--music critic Louis Biancolli and violinist Jeanne Mithcell Biancolli- and her sister Lucy, an aspiring painter. All three of Biancolli's family members died within 26 months of each other between 1992 and 1994; Biancolli captivates the lives of her family members and her coveted relationships with them. "Written with humor and hope, it is a memoir of music, madness, miracles, faith and the insistent tug of life in the face of grief and death," writes Biancolli. More ...
A Civilised Savagery, Britain and the New Slaveries in Africa, 1884-1926
In the two decades before the First World War, Great Britain witnessed the largest revival of anti-slavery protest since the legendary age of emancipation in the mid-nineteenth century. The latter-day abolitionists focused on the so-called “new slaveries” of European imperialism in the Congo Free State, South Africa and Portuguese West Africa. A Civilised Savagery recounts the history of human rights protests in the context of European imperialism, illustrating the historical bridge between the Victorian era of empire and abolition and the twentieth–century era of humanitarian politics and human rights. More ...
The Secret Sayings of Ye Su
The Secret Sayings of Ye Su: A Silk Road Gospel, by Jay Williams, the Walcott-Bartlett Professor of Religious Studies at Hamilton College, provides a translation of, introduction to and commentary upon an extraordinary, previously unknown manuscript. This Christian gospel, though written in koine Greek, was obviously influenced by both Buddhist and Daoist ideas and probably derives from Tang dynasty China (8th or 9th century). More ...
Preparing Educators for Online Writing Instruction: Principles and Processes
A guide for educators teaching in the ever-evolving online environment. “Drawing on current thinking in rhetoric and composition, adult education, and e-learning, and incorporating their own experiences with a variety of online instructional contexts, including the online learning provider Smarthinking, Inc., the authors demonstrate how five important pedagogical principles can inform effective online instructor training.” More ...
The Clinton Comets: An EHL Dynasty
Described as “a comprehensive history of the glory years of the Clinton Comets,” it is the story of Clinton, New York’s own professional hockey team during the era (1954-73) when “old-time hockey” was at its best. Thanks to the team, a member of the Eastern Hockey League, Clinton became known as “the biggest little hockey town in the U.S.A.” This volume is replete with a detailed statistical compendium but unfortunately no index. The co-author, a Utica native, biologist and rabid hockey fan, resides with his wife and two sons in Cooperstown, N.Y. More ...
An Educator Reminisces
Valedictorian of the Class of 1934 and a veteran teacher and counselor, the author recalls in a wide-ranging fashion his Lebanese roots, coming of age in the Utica area, education at Hamilton and beyond, and his subsequent career in Utica high schools. In addition to the autobiographical information it contains, the book is a small but valuable contribution to local history. More ...
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