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Author: Henry Davis McHenry
Publisher: University of Ottawa Press
Keywords: teachers, prolegomena, cognition
Number of Pages: 210
Published: 1999-02-08
ISBN-10: 0776604554
ISBN-13: 9780776604558

In this book, Henry Davis McHenry Jr. sets forth his thoughtful conviction that teachers must constantly invent and re-invent ways of being together with their students to enable both a shared mastery and a shared apprenticeship. Philosophically grounded though accessibly written with examples from the author's personal experiences with his students, the book engages the reader in inquiry rather than argument. Instead of simply providing a list of tips and prescriptions, From Cognition to Beingencourages renewed awareness of the relationship between teacher and student.

Author: Wallace Stevens
Publisher: University of California Press
Keywords: stevens, wallace, letters
Number of Pages: 1005
Published: 1996-12-24
ISBN-10: 0520206681
ISBN-13: 9780520206687

Long unavailable, now in paperback for the first time, these are the brilliant, subtle, illuminating letters of one of the great poets of the twentieth century. Stevens's famous criterion for poetry--"It should give pleasure"--informed his epistolary aesthetic as well; these letters stimulate one's appetite for poetry as they valorize the imagination and the senses. They also offer fascinating glimpses of Stevens as family man, insurance executive, connoisseur, and friend.FROM THE BOOK:"Next to the passion flower I love fuchsias, and no kidding. . . . Down among the Pennsylvania Germans there

Author: Jacques F. Valee
Publisher: Jacques Vallee
Keywords: promise, line, revolution, origin, view, internet, insider, heart
Number of Pages: 232
Published: 2003-07
ISBN-10: 1571743693
ISBN-13: 9781571743695

Jacques Vallee was among the engineers and visionaries who set up the Internet, hoping to connect people -- not control them -- through information. For a few years, it seemed that this dream was being realized. But after the dot com crash of 2001, much of the Web's information flowed into the media giants and corporate conglomerates, leaving millions of Net denizens without true freedom of choice. And then there is the threat of government snooping... All is not lost, but it is time for public and private actions to rebuild the dream and win back our freedom. In The Heart of the Internet, Val

Author: Al Sweigart
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Keywords: pygame, python, games, making
Number of Pages: 366
Published: 2012-01-12
ISBN-10: 1469901730
ISBN-13: 9781469901732

Making Games with Python & Pygame is a programming book that covers the Pygame game library for the Python programming language. Each chapter gives you the complete source code for a new game and teaches the programming concepts from these examples. The book is available under a Creative Commons license and can be downloaded in full for free from This book was written to be understandable by kids as young as 10 to 12 years old, although it is great for anyone of any age who has some familiarity with Python. From the book: When you get down to it, prog

Author: Jeanne Rosier Smith
Publisher: University of California Press
Keywords: ethnic, literature, american, gambols, tricksters, mythic, writing
Number of Pages: 196
Published: 1997
ISBN-10: 0520206568
ISBN-13: 9780520206564

"Brilliant. Smith shows us how to bridge and link authors into an understanding of contemporary American literature that occupies shared ground, yet she insists on the imperative of educating ourselves in many U.S. traditions. The result is a book that meets the extremely difficult challenge of working multiculturally without either erasing or overdetermining difference. This discussion will have applications well beyond the group of authors discussed here."--Elizabeth Ammons, coeditor of "Tricksterism in Turn-of-the-Century American Literature: A Multicultural Perspective" "Transcultural and

Author: Cory Doctorow
Publisher: Tor Book
Keywords: makers
Number of Pages: 416
Published: 2009-10-27
ISBN-10: 0765312794
ISBN-13: 9780765312792

From the New York Times bestselling author of Little Brother, a major novel of the booms, busts, and further booms in store for America Perry and Lester invent things—seashell robots that make toast, Boogie Woogie Elmo dolls that drive cars. They also invent entirely new economic systems, like the “New Work,” a New Deal for the technological era. Barefoot bankers cross the nation, microinvesting in high-tech communal mini-startups like Perry and Lester’s. Together, they transform the country, and Andrea Fleeks, a journo-turned-blogger, is there to document it. Then it

Author: Jack Fritscher
Publisher: Palm Drive Publishing
Keywords: san, francisco, novel, memoir, remember, dance
Number of Pages: 644
Published: 2010-09-01
ISBN-10: 1890834017
ISBN-13: 9781890834012

SOME DANCE TO REMEMBER has been reviewed as "the gay GONE WITH THE WIND." But such popular praise does not do literary justice to this eyewitness classic of the 1970s, that "first golden decade after Stonewall." This best-selling epic of San Francisco's Castro and Folsom streets seethes with sex, drugs, panic, and passionate characters: a gay writer, a drop-dead gorgeous bodybuilder, a cabaret singer, a Vietnam vet, a Hollywood bitch, and a rough-trade porn mogul. Narrator Magnus Bishop channels Ryan O'Hara, a writer pioneering a tell-all voice in the emerging subculture of gay magazines. When
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