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Tennis Bibliography 1874-2000
Compiled with Gordy Sabine, this is a monumental bibliographical achievement that must have taken many years and much labor to complete. A catalogue of English-language literature of tennis (formerly known as lawn tennis) through 125 years, it contains more than 3,200 citations accessed by author, subject, title and year. It will no doubt long remain an invaluable resource for any research library as well as all serious students of the game. Frank Phelps, whose erudition regarding the history of tennis is wide-ranging and profound, has given enduring expression to his own love of the game through this impressive work. More ...
Ted Williams: A Biography
Ted Williams was the last player to hit .400 in the Major Leagues and Ted Williams: A Biography is the story of a man “whose mission was to become the greatest hitter of all time.” Markusen tells this story, from Williams’ beginning with the Boston Red Sox to his end as a Major League manager. Talented yet unpleasant to his fans and the media, Williams “forged an indelible image in the minds of baseball fans.” More ...
Across America: The Lewis & Clark Expedition
In 2003, Americans began celebrating the bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark expedition (1803-1806), a journey of discovery that proved a seminal moment in the history of the exploration of the North American continent. With full coverage of the events leading to the Corps of Discovery's formation and its gripping adventures to the Pacific and back, Across America: The Lewis and Clark Expedition details the explorers' travels and trials. Tracing the various stages of their journey, it chronicles important factors and discusses everything from the founding of the exploration to the fates of the explorers. More ...
Exploration in the Age of Empire, 1750-1953
Concentrating on the 18th through the 20th centuries, this comprehensive reference provides full coverage of European exploration and imperial expansion in Africa and Asia. Three major themes—motive, the influence of changing ideas on the conduct and understanding of exploration, and the impact of exploration on the politics of the European empires—are integrated into seven chapters and an epilogue. Exploration in the Age of Empire examines the way in which all the great explorers who served the European empires of the modern era became popular celebrities, unlike their predecessors, and illustrates the roles of explorers as propagandists. More ...
Dima's Dog School: The Foolproof New Way to Train Your Dog
Dima’s Dog School takes an innovative approach to dog training. Whereas most dog trainers focus on how to force dogs into taking orders, Dima’s approach is about convincing your dog to act in a pleasing manner by speaking dog. This book will help the reader understand why dogs behave the way they do and how dog owners can help their dogs overcome their bad habits by engaging them in dialogue and teaching them to be good because they want to be. More ...
Geology of the American Southwest: A Journey through Two Billion Years of Plate-Tectonic History
An introduction to the geology of the Southwestern United States, ideal for students of the subject as well as anyone with more than just a casual interest in the natural wonders of the region. The author is a research scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory and an adjunct professor at the University of New Mexico. His book is dedicated with great appreciation to Professor Emeritus Donald B. Potter, who, “throughout his 34 years of teaching undergraduate students at Hamilton College…sought to instill in them a love for geology and an appreciation of the importance of science in a liberal arts education.” More ...
Joyce and Reality: The Empirical Strikes Back
This impressively researched monograph offers new takes on the reading of James Joyce. In it, the author, a professor of English at Connecticut College, explores in depth, through Joyce’s work leading up to Finnegans Wake, “the evolution of Joycean reality and the Joycean strategies for expressing and dramatizing it.” More ...
Off-the-Shelf: Fabric Painting
All the information you need to create your own painted fabrics, presented in a guidebook handsomely illustrated in full color. It contains 30 step-by-step recipes for success, and covers 15 painting techniques. The author-artist, who began painting fabric that she had woven herself, and later discovered quilting, “makes the art of fabric-painting very accessible to everyone, regardless of their level of experience.” More ...
The Party, After You Left
The latest collection of cartoons by the veteran illustrator for The New Yorker. Highly distinctive, as always, and filled with typical whimsy and wry wit, they provoke knowing nods of head as well as chuckles in their reflections on life’s everyday absurdities. More ...
Léonide Massine and the 20th Century Ballet
Associate Professor in Dance Leslie Norton is the author of Léonide Massine and the 20th Century Ballet. This work provides a biography of Massine and a detailed analysis of his major ballets, including those for Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes, the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, and American Ballet Theatre. More ...
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