View your shopping cart.

Banner Message

Please note that online availability does not reflect stock in store!

Please contact us via email or phone for immediate stock information.

Reference

Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life (DISCOUNTED NONRETURNABLE)

Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life (DISCOUNTED NONRETURNABLE)

$22.75
More Info

"Literary criticism, as I attempt to practice it," writes Harold Bloom in "The Anatomy of Influence," "is in the first place literary, that is to say, personal and passionate."

For more than half a century, Bloom has shared his profound knowledge of the written word with students and readers. In this, his most comprehensive and accessible study of influence, Bloom leads us through the labyrinthine paths which link the writers and critics who have informed and inspired him for so many years. The result is "a critical self-portrait," a sustained meditation on a life lived with and through the great works of the Western canon: "Why has influence been my lifelong obsessive concern? Why have certain writers found me and not others? What is the end of a literary life?"

Featuring extended analyses of Bloom's most cherished poets Shakespeare, Whitman, and Crane as well as inspired appreciations of Emerson, Tennyson, Browning, Yeats, Ashbery, and others, "The Anatomy of Influence" adapts Bloom's classic work "The Anxiety of Influence" to show us what great literature is, how it comes to be, and why it matters. Each chapter maps startling new literary connections that suddenly seem inevitable once Bloom has shown us how to listen and to read. A fierce and intimate appreciation of the art of literature on a scale that the author will not again attempt, "The" "Anatomy of Influence" follows the sublime works it studies, inspiring the reader with a sense of something ever more about to be."

Anatomy Trains

Anatomy Trains

$72.95
More Info

The new edition of this hugely successful book continues to present a unique understanding of the role of fascia in healthy movement and postural distortion which is of vital importance to bodyworkers and movement therapists worldwide. Fully updated throughout and now with accompanying website (www.myersmyofascialmeridians.com), Anatomy Trains: Myofascial Meridians for Manual and Movement Therapists will be ideal for all those professionals who have an interest in human movement: massage therapists, structural integration practitioners, craniosacral therapists, yoga teachers, osteopaths, manual therapists, physiotherapists, athletic trainers, personal trainers, dance and movement teachers, chiropractors and acupuncturists.

There is a clinical relevance to this book that could change the thinking of most physiotherapists and encourage a more whole body approach to therapy. Reviewed by: Sam Blanchard, Head of Academy Physiotherapy, Brighton & Hove Albion Football club. Date: Aug 2014

  • Provides a revolutionary approach to the study of human anatomy which has been shown to improve the outcomes of physical therapies traditionally used to manage pain and other musculoskeletal disorders
  • Describes a theory which is applicable to all common types of movement, posture analysis and physical treatment modalities
  • Layout designed to allow the reader to gather the concept quickly or gain a more detailed understanding of any given area according to need
  • Design icons direct readers to their own specialist areas of interest, e.g. manual therapy, movement therapy, visual assessment, kinaesthetic education or supplementary video material
  • Appendices discuss the relevance of the Anatomy Trains concept to the work of Dr Louis Schultz (Meridians of Latitude), Ada Rolf (Structural Integration) and the practice of Oriental Medicine
  • Accompanying website (www.myersmyofascialmeridians.com) presents multi-media exploration of the concepts described in the book - film clips from Kinesis DVDs, computer graphic representations of the Anatomy Trains, supplementary dissection photographs and video clips, webinars, and some extra client photos for visual assessment practice
  • Text updated in relation to the most up-to-date research originally published at the International Fascia Research Congress, Vancouver, 2012
  • Includes the latest evidence for the scientific basis of common clinical findings, including preliminary evidence from human fascial dissections
  • Explores the role of fascia as our largest sensory organ
  • Contains updates arising out of continual teaching and practice - for example, the role of the fascia and its interconnectivity in the generation of pain and/or force transmission
  • New chapter discusses the role of Anatomy Trains theory in the analysis of gait
  • Video clips on an associated website (www.myersmyofascialmeridians.com) present examples of the concepts explored in the book
  • Podcasts on the website explore the therapeutic techniques involved
  • Website addresses and references fully updated throughout
  • And Here's the Kicker: Conversations with 21 Top Humor Writers on Their Craft

    And Here's the Kicker: Conversations with 21 Top Humor Writers on Their Craft

    $17.99
    More Info
    Suitable for aspiring humour writers and fans of comedy, this title discusses the comedy writing process, influences of humour writers from print, TV, and film, their likes and dislikes, and experiences in the industry. It provides interviews that are wide-ranging, funny and informative, and features some of the best names in the business.
    And Then And Then What Else

    And Then And Then What Else

    $26.99
    More Info

    Part memoir, part inspiration for aspiring writers, And Then? And Then? What Else? traces Daniel Handler's sometimes challenging and often amusing path toward one of the most spectacularly successful writing careers of the twenty-first century. Declaring his love of strange literature, Baudelaire's The Flowers of Evil in particular, Handler reflects on the life experiences--some of them deeply personal and revealed for the first time--and the cultural influences that shaped his writing, both under his own name and as Lemony Snicket, the lonely, beleaguered, somehow both cynical and romantic narrator of the beloved thirteen-volume saga of three unlucky orphans that became one of the best-selling series of all time. Inspiring, revelatory, and entertaining, And Then? And Then? What Else? is destined to become a classic of its genre, every bit as influential as Eudora Welty's One Writer's Beginnings or Stephen King's On Writing have been on previous generations.

    And Then...

    $24.95
    More Info
    Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules

    Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules

    $95.00
    More Info
    AACR2 walks you through the cataloguing process with clearly defined rules & practical examples representing standards that apply to any type of resource & all metadata formats. The Joint Steering Committee has brought together a new Update reflecting changes & improvements for 2005. No binder. Text + binder 0838935567. Updates 0838935575.
    Anonyponymous: Forgotten People Behind Everyday Words and Opinionated Dictionary

    Anonyponymous: Forgotten People Behind Everyday Words and Opinionated Dictionary

    $18.00
    More Info

    An encyclopedia of linguistic biographies: the witty, illustrated stories of the Earl of Sandwich, Charles Boycott, and other historical figures better known as words than people.

    Eponymous, adj. Giving one's name to a person, place, or thing.

    Anonymous, adj. Anonymous.

    Anonyponymous, adj. Anonymous and eponymous.

    The Earl of Sandwich, fond of salted beef and paired slices of toast, found a novel way to eat them all together. Etienne de Silhouette, a former French finance minister, was so notoriously cheap that his name became a byword for chintzy practices--such as substituting a darkened outline for a proper painted portrait. Both bequeathed their names to the language, but neither man is remembered.

    In this clever and funny book, John Bemelmans Marciano illuminates the lives of these anonyponymous persons. A kind of encyclopedia of linguistic biographies, the book is arranged alphabetically, giving the stories of everyone from Abu algorithm Al-Khwarizmi to Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin. Along with them you'll find the likes of Harry Shrapnel, Joseph-Ignace Guillotine, and many other people whose vernacular legacies have long outlived their memory.

    Accented by amusing line portraits and short etymological essays on subjects like superhero eponyms, Anonyponymous is both a compendium of trivia and a window into the fascinating world of etymology. Carefully curated and unfailingly witty, this book is both a fantastic gift for language lovers and a true pleasure to read.

    Anthropology of Self and Behavior

    Anthropology of Self and Behavior

    $28.95
    More Info
    Gerald Erchak's engaging book stakes out a position in the field of psychological anthropology. He addresses himself primarily to students in the field, and also to specialists who want a clearly presented approach. He argues that culture shapes the human self and behavior, and that the self and behavior are in turn adapted to culture. After defining basic concepts and debates in the field, Erchak takes up the topics of socialization, gender, sexuality, collective behavior, national character, deviance, behavioral disorder, cognition, and emotion (This new textbook contains more material about sexuality and gender than any other such text). For Erhcak, psychocultural adaptation is basic to human life. Culture plays a central role in our behavior and survival.

    Each chapter reviews the literature, not as a scholar would, but rather to provide an overview of central issues in the field. Each chapter also provides case material, some of which is drawn from Erchak's own work on West African socialization, Micronesian social change, family violence, initiation rites, and alcoholism. His examples are drawn from the U.S. as well as non-Western cultures. This book will be of particular interest to teachers looking for new texts for undergraduate courses in anthropology, psychology, and sociology.

    Anti Bride Gudie

    Anti Bride Gudie

    $19.95
    More Info
    Into a sea of pearl white and pale blue comes the hot pink and orange Anti-Bride Guide. The perfect book for anyone alienated by the high-brow wedding industry, this practical guide fills a huge gap in the wedding planner market. A riot to read and filled with sassy illustrations, each chapter offers up fabulous advice and unusual ideas for those brides looking for more than the standard fare. Hundreds of fantastic tips give great insider advice on how to deal with any and all wedding eventualities (lipstick stain on dress, caterer from hell, wedding day breakout). A handy planner and resource guide keeps the bride on track, and tabbed chapters have pockets for stuffing brochures and clippings. For the bride who wants her wedding her way, this is the ultimate guide.
    Anti-bride etiquette guide

    Anti-bride etiquette guide

    $15.95
    More Info
    Following the best-selling Anti-Bride Guide and Bridesmaid's Guide down the aisle comes the essential, smart, and sassy etiquette guide for the not-so-traditional bride. This feisty and straightforward advice book fills a huge gap in the wedding etiquette market. A riot to read and packed with bold illustrations, it walks the bride through everything from invitations and seating arrangements to money matters and family feuds. Whether fielding classic conundrumswho pays for whator decidedly modern situationsthe maid of honor is a manAnti-Bride Etiquette Guide offers sensitive advice for skillfully navigating the rough spots. Inventive solutions for dodging outmoded traditions ensure that brides will keep everyone from grooms to grandmothers happy. For the bride who doesn't want to sacrifice the wedding of her dreams or her loved ones' feelings, Anti-Bride Etiquette Guide has the answers.
    Anti-Racist Writing Workshop: How to Decolonize the Creative Classroom

    Anti-Racist Writing Workshop: How to Decolonize the Creative Classroom

    $24.95
    More Info

    This easy-to-use guide explains how to recruit, nourish, and fortify writers of color through innovative reading, writing, workshop, critique, and assessment strategies.

    A captivating mix of memoir and progressive teaching strategies, The Anti-Racist Writing Workshop: How to Decolonize the Creative Classroom demonstrates how to be culturally attuned, twenty-first century educators.

    The Anti-Racist Writing Workshop is a call to create healthy, sustainable, and empowering classroom communities. Award-winning educator Felicia Rose Chavez exposes the invisible politics of power and privilege that have silenced writers of color for far too long. It's more urgent than ever that we consciously work against traditions of dominance in the classroom, but what specific actions can we take to achieve authentically inclusive communities? Together, we will address how to:

    - Deconstruct our biases to achieve a cultural shift in perspective.

    - Design a democratic teaching model to create safe spaces for creative concentration.

    - Recruit, nourish, and fortify students of color to best empower them to exercise voice.

    - Embolden our students to self-advocate as responsible citizens in a globalized community.

    Finally, a teaching model that protects and platforms students of color, because every writer deserves access to a public voice. For anyone looking to liberate their thinking from "the way it's always been done," The Anti-Racist Writing Workshop is a clear, compelling guidebook on a necessary step forward.

    Antinomies of Realism

    Antinomies of Realism

    $19.95
    More Info
    The Antinomies of Realism is a history ofthe nineteenth-century realist novel and its legacy told without a glimmer of nostalgia for artistic achievements that the movement of history makes it impossible to recreate. The works of Zola, Tolstoy, Pérez Galdós, and George Eliot are in the most profound sense inimitable, yet continue to dominate the novel form to this day. Novels to emerge since struggle to reconcile the social conditions of their own creation with the history of this mode of writing: the so-called modernist novel is one attempted solution to this conflict, as is the ever-more impoverished variety of commercial narratives - what today's book reviewers dub "serious novels," which are an attempt at the impossible endeavor to roll back the past.

    Fredric Jameson examines the most influential theories of artistic and literary realism, approaching the subject himself in terms of the social and historical preconditions for realism's emergence. The realist novel combined an attention to the body and its states of feeling with a focus on the quest for individual realization within the confines of history.

    In contemporary writing, other forms of representation - for which the term "postmodern" is too glib - have become visible: for example, in the historical fiction of Hilary Mantel or the stylistic plurality of David Mitchell's novels. Contemporary fiction is shown to be conducting startling experiments in the representation of new realities of a global social totality, modern technological warfare, and historical developments that, although they saturate every corner of our lives, only become apparent on rare occasions and by way of the strangest formal and artistic devices.

    In a coda, Jameson explains how "realistic" narratives survived the end of classical realism. In effect, he provides an argument for the serious study of popular fiction and mass culture that transcends lazy journalism and the easy platitudes of recent cultural studies.

    Antiques Price Guide 2006

    Antiques Price Guide 2006

    $39.95
    More Info
    Anxiety of Influence: A Theory of Poetry, 2nd Edition

    Anxiety of Influence: A Theory of Poetry, 2nd Edition

    $19.99
    More Info
    Harold Bloom's The Anxiety of Influence has cast its long shadow of influence since it was first published in 1973. Through an insightful study of Romantic poets, Bloom puts forth his central vision of the relations between precursors and the individual artist. His argument that all literary texts are a strong misreading of those that precede them had an enormous impact on the practice of criticism and post-structuralist literary theory. The book remains a central work of criticism for all students of literature. Written in a moving personal style, anchored by concrete examples, and memorable quotations, this second edition of Bloom's classic work maintains that the anxiety of influence cannot be evaded - neither by poets nor by responsible readers and critics. A new introduction, centering upon Shakespeare and Marlowe explains the genesis of Bloom's thinking, and the subsequent influence of the book on literary criticism of the past quarter of a century.
    AP European History Crash Course

    AP European History Crash Course

    $11.95
    More Info
    REA's Crash Course for the AP(R) European History Exam - Gets You a Higher Advanced Placement(R) Score in Less Time
    Crash Course is perfect for the time-crunched student, the last-minute studier, or anyone who wants a refresher on the subject.
    Are you crunched for time? Have you started studying for your Advanced Placement(R) European History exam yet? How will you memorize everything you need to know before the test? Do you wish there was a fast and easy way to study for the exam AND boost your score?
    If this sounds like you, don't panic. REA's Crash Course for AP(R) European History is just what you need. Our Crash Course gives you:
    Targeted, Focused Review - Study Only What You Need to Know
    The Crash Course is based on an in-depth analysis of the AP(R) European History course description outline and actual AP(R) test questions. It covers only the information tested on the exam, so you can make the most of your valuable study time. Broken down into major topics and themes in European History from the Renaissance through the present day, REA gives you two ways to study the material -- chronologically or thematically.
    Expert Test-taking Strategies
    Written by a former AP(R) teacher who has studied AP(R) exams for 20 years, the author shares his detailed, question-level strategies and explains the best way to answer the multiple-choice and essay questions. By following his expert advice, you can boost your overall point score!
    Key Terms You Must Know
    Mastering AP(R) vocabulary terms is an easy way to boost your score. Our AP(R) expert gives you the key terms all AP(R) European History students must know before test day.
    Take REA's FREE Practice Exam
    After studying the material in the Crash Course, go to the online REA Study Center and test what you've learned. Our free practice exam features timed testing, detailed explanations of answers, and automatic scoring analysis. The exam is balanced to include every topic and type of question found on the actual AP(R) exam, so you know you're studying the smart way.
    Whether you're cramming for the test at the last minute, looking for extra review, or want to study on your own in preparation for the exams - this is the study guide every AP(R) European History student must have.
    When it's crucial crunch time and your Advanced Placement(R) exam is just around the corner, you need REA's Crash Course for AP(R) European History!
    Ap(r) English Language & Composition Crash Course, 2nd Edition

    Ap(r) English Language & Composition Crash Course, 2nd Edition

    $14.95
    More Info

    REA's AP(R) English Language and Composition Crash Course(R) is the top choice for the last-minute studier or any student who wants a quick refresher on the course.

    Written by Dawn Hogue, M.A., an AP English teacher with many years of classroom experience, the book gives students the topics and critical context that will matter most on exam day.

    Crash Course(R) puts AP(R) test candidates on the inside track to a higher score. Packed with powerful test strategies and unmatched insight into the workings of the exam, the book equips students to effectively apply the skills demanded of test-takers. In addition, the author provides tips for mastering the multiple-choice questions as well as the three required essays, with special emphasis on handling the synthesis essay.

    The book comes with a true-to-format full-length online practice test with diagnostic feedback, automatic scoring, and detailed answer explanations to allow students to pinpoint their strengths and weaknesses so they can gauge their test-readiness.

    New to this second edition of REA's AP(R) English Language and Composition Crash Course(R) is a chapter with AP-style practice questions to help you maximize your score.

    With REA's Crash Course(R), students can prep more efficiently, reinforcing the crucial concepts and boosting their AP(R) score.

    About REA's Prep:

    Fully aligned with the AP(R) English Language and Composition Exam

    Quick Review format is perfect for time-crunched AP(R) students

    Focuses on key skills and must-know content

    Full-length online practice exam with diagnostic feedback based on official College Board materials

    New second edition include a chapter with AP(R)-style practice questions to help you maximize your score

    About the Author

    Dawn Hogue has taught all levels of high school English and was an AP(R) English teacher for the Sheboygan Falls School District, Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin for many years. Ms. Hogue received her B.A. in English, graduating Summa Cum Laude, from Lakeland College, Sheboygan, Wisconsin. She earned her M.A. in Education from Lakeland College, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and her M.S. in Educational Leadership from Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

    She is interested in promoting technology and web resources in the classroom and maintains a website (www.mshogue.com) for that purpose. English Language and Composition Crash Course is the second Crash Course Ms. Hogue has written for REA. She is also the author of English Literature and Composition Crash Course.

    Apple a Day

    Apple a Day

    $14.95
    More Info
    From Old Testament proverbs to modern phrases like "the best things in life are free," An Apple a Day takes a fun look at expressions that "have stood the test of time."
    Read through from start to finish or search through the list of hundreds of the most common proverbs, arranged from A to Z for easy reference. You'll learn about each proverb's surprising origins, why some are valid and others are not, the derivation and meanings behind them, and their relevance in today's society.
    Includes entries like:
  • Two heads are better than one: Like the less-familiar "Four eyes see better than two," this proverb extols the benefits of having someone else help you make up your mind-and it's a view that goes back to at least the fourteenth century. But while it is always useful to have a second opinion (A sounding board? Someone else to blame?) it might also be worth bearing in mind the disadvantages of design or decision-making by committee: something that really pleases no one. So whereas two heads may well be better than one, three could be a crowd.
  • Laughter is the best medicine: This idea is an ancient one and is found in, appropriately, the book of Proverbs: "A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones." It has prompted a surprising amount of research, with the result that some scientists claim that laughter has the same benefits as a mild workout-it stretches muscles, sends more oxygen to the tissues, and generally makes you feel healthier. One study even claims that laughing heartily for 10-15 minutes burns 50 calories. But let's pause for thought here. The world may laugh with you over a joke or a rerun of Seinfeld, but if you make a habit of laughing heartily for 10-15 minutes for no apparent reason, the world is going to think you are nuts and cross the street to avoid you. It may be worth striving for a happy medium.
  • An apple a day keeps the doctor away: A common British folk saying, this is one of the few proverbs that can be taken at face value. All it means is that apples are good for you. The Romans knew this and so did the Anglo-Saxons, who listed the crabapple as one of the nine healing plants given to the world by the god Woden. They probably didn't know, as we now do, that apples contain fiber, antioxidants, and sundry vitamins and minerals that help to prevent osteoporosis, heart disease, and various forms of cancer. But they did know that they were cooling, cleansing, and soothing, whether taken as a natural diuretic or applied externally to inflammations. An anonymous medieval text called The Haven of Health recommended eating an apple to "relieve your feelings" if you were going to bed alone, while Ayurvedic medicine says that apples cure headaches and promote vitality. So the jury is out on whether or not apples are good for your sex life, but they are certainly good for pretty much everything else.
  • Guaranteed to amuse and inform, this is the perfect gift for any language lover. Make this and all of the Reader's Digest Version books a permanent fixture on your eReader, and you'll have instant access to searchable knowledge. Whether you need homework help or want to win that trivia game, this series is the trusted source for fun facts.
    Arabic-English/ English-Arabic Practical Dictionary Second Edition

    Arabic-English/ English-Arabic Practical Dictionary Second Edition

    $29.95
    More Info

    This essential, portable Arabic-English resource is now updated & revised with new entries and terms!

    This Arabic Practical dictionary has been the go-to resource for students of Arabic and English alike for nearly two decades. It features the most up-to-date vocabulary in handy reference form.

    With more than 20,000 entries, it is especially useful in navigating the ever expanding global terminology of politics, telecommunications, technology, the internet, social media, tourism, business and travel.

    Ideal for students, scholars, businesspeople, journalists, aid workers, and anyone working in both English-speaking and Arabic-speaking countries.

    Features include::

  • More than 20,000 total entries
  • Clear language, pronunciation, and grammar for both sides
  • Easy-to-read format and practical arrangement of Arabic and English entries
  • Arabic provided with Romanized transliterations
  • English provided with phonetic transliterations