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81. Sociology (10th Edition)
by Prentice Hall
Hardcover (13 February, 2004)
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3-0 out of 5 stars Sociology Book
The actual product I would give 5 stars but my order was sent to the wrong customer which was a little troublesome. Other than that good deal. ... Read more

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82. Educational Research: Planning, Conducting, and Evaluating Quantitative and Qualitative Research (2nd Edition)
by Prentice Hall
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5-0 out of 5 stars Educational Research : Planning, Conducting, and Evaluating Quantitative and Qualitative Research (2nd Edition)
This is a wonderful detailed roadmap that I will use for my dissertation.

5-0 out of 5 stars Talented Author, Extraordinary Book.
This book is an authoritative text on educational research. The method of organization is friendly and very logical. For advanced researchers, this book must be complemented by a comprehensive book of statistics. ... Read more

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83. Bankrupt: The Intellectual and Moral Bankruptcy of Today's Democratic Party
by Regnery Publishing, Inc.
Hardcover (05 September, 2006)
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3-0 out of 5 stars Bankrupt and Disappointed
Okay, I'm conservative, but I found this book... disappointing at best, and only gave it 3 stars.The book is a rehash of the insanity of liberals in America today, and how the Democrats are making fools of themselves pandering to said libs.We all know that.If you agree with Limbaugh (and I do), the book is preaching to the choir.If Democrats would read it, have an epiphany and say, "Oh my gosh, we're being foolish and destroying America," that would be another.They won't.So this book does no good except make the conservatives feel warm and fuzzy.Besides, I felt that the only real meat of the book was in the last two chapters.Liberals are dangerous... in the long term, they are as big a threat to America as the terrroists.Democrats are foolish not to divorce themselves from the libs and move closer to the center.This book would help, but ONLY if you get a Democrat to read it.Fat chance.

5-0 out of 5 stars Hoisted On Their Own Petard - The Left In It's Own Words
David Limbaugh, with this book, has done the country a great service by detailing the desperate times the Left in this country finds themselves in and he does it by quoting them continuously as they search for a way to become relevant and to return to power.
3-0 out of 5 stars Read and Research, Think.
I am giving this book 3 stars because I couldn't choose a "no rating" evaluation. I am the narrator for the audiobook version of David Limbaugh's book and just want to say that this book like all books should be read carefully and thought about carefully. There is much to think about and discuss regarding the ideas and opinions expressed here. The divisiveness in some of the reviews and between our two major political parties is a waste of time. Children on the playground. Read this book, read others, research, think and act. Thanks for reading this book. ... Read more

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84. Conservatives Without Conscience
by Viking Adult
Hardcover (11 July, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Understanding the Psychology of Authoritarian Conservatism
Die-hard right wing authoritarian conservatives. We all know at least a few - those sworn idealogues that only get their information from Fox News, can't get enough of conservative talk radio, and blame America's failures and short-comings on minorities, immigrants, gays, liberals, the French and their mythical favorite - the so-called welfare state. They corner the market on Jesus, morality and patriotism, slander anyone that doesn't walk in lockstep with their extremist agenda, and when things aren't going their way, they blame the mythical "liberal media" and disregard whistleblowers as disloyal opportunists.
5-0 out of 5 stars An Examination of the American Authoritarian
In many ways reminiscent of Kevin Phillips' recent works (American Theocracy comes to mind), John Dean writes from the viewpoint of a traditional conservative, someone whom Mr Dean proves would find no home in today's Republican Party.He comes from the time-honored libertarian type of conservative who believes in conserving resources, preserving our nation's institutions for the next generations, spending within our means and not spending trillions on tragic and needless wars, protecting personal privacy and keeping government and religion separate.
5-0 out of 5 stars Sobering Reality
I like this book, because it provided some insight as to why some folks are bent on ruling the world and running this fabulous country into the ground. I might not agree with all of what John Dean has said, however these are many, many elements of truth in his book. How the Republican party has been seduced and lied to by the extremely far right, the religous zealots that would like to roll back the separation of church and state to the point where we become a homogenous nation. The other zealots that would like to return to a monarchy with the haves with all of the have and everyone else suffering in the dust. The United States as a country is like a fine automobile on a fine road. You drive it too far to the left, you run into on coming traffic, and you drive it too far to the right, you will wind up in the weeds. There are almost 300 million americans, more of us should read this book, and take back both parties from the forces of evil that inhabit both sides of the road. You should read this book, it is actually a very good read, and some of it is funny. ... Read more

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85. American Theocracy: The Peril and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil, and Borrowed Money in the 21stCentury
by Viking Adult
Hardcover (21 March, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Everything Wrong with the Radical Right
This is an excellent book that deeply explores the history and politics of America's oil addiction, and how it is enslaving the U.S. to foreign countries. If you care about American democracy and America's independence, you will read this book.
3-0 out of 5 stars Pretty good, but....
I agreed with much of this book.thought by the Title it would primarily be about the dangers of religion in politics. However, it seems the author thinks "radical secularism" is almost as bad as fundamentalism. It does paint a bleak picture of the future of America. Another problem was it was a bit boring at some points. Finally, a critique I have of quite a few books I have read recently. Authors, PLEASE stop using endnotes! They are very difficult to look up! Either (perferably) use footnotes (at the bottom of the page) or put notes at the end of each chapter.

2-0 out of 5 stars A Missed Opportunity
Kevin Phillips picked a worthy set of topics but unfortunately, his diagnosis misses the boat.He tries to suggest that oil dependence, (Christian) religious fundamentalism and what he calls the "financialization" of the American economy hold great peril for the United States.He is right that the nation faces peril, but his preference to engage in feel good populism rather than truly identify policies and attitudes that put the nation at risk weakens his message.
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86. What to Expect the Toddler Years
by Workman Publishing Company
Paperback (11 January, 1994)
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5-0 out of 5 stars A lot of userful advice
We turn to a lot of books for helping in raising our daughter (now 2 and a half) and the various issues we face."What to Expect the Toddler Years" is among our top three, along with Penelope Leach's "Your Baby & Child" and the American Academedy of Pediatrics's "Caring for your Baby and Child".The advice of the three is quite consistent (including on such "hot button issues" as when to wean), but this What to Expect Book provides the greatest help on day-to-day stuff.The philosophy is consistently respectful of the child, and the book is full of useful advice.

3-0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
I enjoyed the first two books in this series so much that I did not even look at the reviews listed here before putting it on my birthday wish list. Now I wish I had. I guess I would call what I do "attachment parenting" and I have not yet decided when to cut my son from the breast -- but unless he insists it won't be his first birthday. When I read the section on breastfeeding I literally threw the book across the room. It is not just biased, it is flat out wrong. I happen to know a lot about breastfeeding and so I suppose I could just ignore them on this issue -- but with it being so wrong I wonder what else they got wrong; things about which I am not knowledgeable.

2-0 out of 5 stars Eh, it was okay, but...
The first two entries into this library were great, but this book did not live up to my expectations.Some of the advice given was outdated, and sometimes just plain wrong.I have used it a bit, and I do read the monthly chapters as my child ages, but I would not use it as my primary source of information, and certainly not as my sole source of information. ... Read more

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87. Groups: Process and Practice (with InfoTrac)
by Wadsworth Publishing
Paperback (17 February, 2005)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Organized, thorough textbook for group therapy

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book
The book was great and helped me understand the porcess but my professor was also great. Great professor and great book=knowledge!!!!!!!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Groups: Process and Practice
It was in good shape, but it took along time to get to my home. ... Read more

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88. The Art of Public Speaking with Learning Tools Suite (Student CD-ROMs 5.0, Audio Abridgement CD set, PowerWeb, & Topic Finder)
by McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
Paperback (29 November, 2005)
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4-0 out of 5 stars yeaa
its not really that bad.no one would buy this book if they didn't have to.no one would ever buy textbooks if they didn't have to.but it waseasy to read and follow and i got an easy A in the class with the textbook.

4-0 out of 5 stars balanced or biased?
How interesting that the reviewers comment on the presumed politics of the writer before looking at the quality of the text. More interesting still, that some see the text slanted to the right and others to the left. Well done, Lucas.
5-0 out of 5 stars efficiency
Got it he book is on time. the book is very educational and intresting. it aids you and you willlearn it lot. for those whohave fear of publice speaking, trust me after utilising all the tool { cds and materials etc.} you shall over come. ... Read more

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89. Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America--and What We Can Do About It
by Crown
Hardcover (01 August, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars We Want More!
In his adroitly served "Enough", Juan Williams meticulously defends the honor and polishes the tarnished star of Sir William Cosby.While retorting to the haters of individual responsibility, Mr. Williams offers real solutions (not just talk), to the plague that has infected multitudes of African Americans, who live on both sides of the tracks!His intricate weaving of history, politics, and culture qualifies his work as required reading for all with any trace of African ancestry. As a matter of fact, it would be good reading for anyone with any dealings with African Americans, which leaves out no one.

3-0 out of 5 stars I really really wanted to write a good review...
I first heard of this book on a radio show and was very impressed with Williams' take on black leadership in America.I was shocked to hear these words coming from Juan Williams, who is the token liberal (whoever thought that "token" and "liberal" would ever go together?) on FOX News.I began reading the book thinking that I would be as impressed with the ideas expressed by Williams as much as I was will Bill Cosby's 2004 speech.I was disappointed for two major reasons:
4-0 out of 5 stars Only Half the Job is Done
Juan Williams gets an "A" for effort, but this book does not go far enough. It is part of the dishonest black circular firing squad started by Cosby, where blame is readily meted out when the cause is black men, but the punches are carefully pulled when the cause seems attributable elsewhere, perhaps, god forbid, even to irresponsible black women.
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90. Family Therapy: An Overview (with InfoTrac)
by Wadsworth Publishing
Hardcover (16 May, 2003)
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5-0 out of 5 stars A Gem Amongst Psych Texts
Thus far this book has been easy to read and informative, detailing the incredibly useful theories and principles of Family Therapy.
3-0 out of 5 stars Family Therapy An (Humdrum) Overview
This text is very dry reading.As a student, I had to force myself to read by promising myself rewards every ten pages (yes! I can go get a drink! Then ten more pages and then yes! I can call my mom!) And I am interested in the subject, and love to read.The information is good, detailed, etc. but the method is dry.In comparison, my counseling theories text was easy to read, informative, and interesting, and it didn't take self positive reinforcing to get me to read the whole thing. ... Read more

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91. Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul
by Nelson Books
Paperback (03 January, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Analysis
This book is a fantastic analysis of our culture's emasculating effect on men. The author has a fantastic solution for tapping into our nature and releasing the man inside.
3-0 out of 5 stars Review of Wild at Heart by John Eldredge
The author makes a strong case for men to stop trying to fit into a neat mold of what men are supposed to be like, how they are supposed to act, etc...He alleges that men have been asked to be nice to the point that men lose their masculinity and become instead more feminine.He alleges that this type of behavior is self-defeating for men and eventually leads to their unhappiness and then also the unhappiness of their women and their families.
1-0 out of 5 stars Dangerous Doctrine
Some of the most dangerous ideas that are implicitly or explicitly advanced in this book include the following:
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92. Waking: A Memoir of Trauma and Transcendence
by Rodale Press
Hardcover (13 June, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Bringing the message home
This is a book you will want to share with colleagues, patients, family and friends if you are in an integrative medicine healing practice. Those that "get" what you are doing will love it for its clear description of our vision. Those that don't "get" what you are doing, may very well after reading this extremely well written, passionate story. Matthew understands that yoga goes far beyond his personal experience or any story for that matter. He uses his story to share how yoga is indeed a "waking" of the human consciousness and a responsiblity for us all. His use of humor, irony and candor make for an engaging, personal experience while pushing the reader to look beyond their personal limits.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Connection of Mind and Body
This memoir was a fabulous read.I couldn't put it down once I started.Matthew's story of his accident and recovery was heartbreaking, but the inspiration he provides for all of us gives ushope that we toocan overcome the obstacles we face in our ownlives. We do not stand apart from Matthew, but we walk with him, all of us.I feel that Matthew does not what us to feel sorry for him, but to learn from him that we all can be whole, healthy and live productive lives.I was amazed by his insights and the poetic elegance of his writing.This author will go far.Read it!

5-0 out of 5 stars Waking, by Matthew Sanford
This was an awesome book.A great story for anyone really, but very helpful as well to those in the medical or alternative health care field, as I am a massage therapist. I found the linking of trauma and injury with the body very helpful in understanding clients and even my own limitations or prior injuries, it proves that your muscles do remember and even have flashbacks to trauma incurred to the body.I was totally inspired by Matthew and all he went through and accomplished during his journey back to health and Im so grateful that he shared it with us. It is also a good book for anyone experiencing aging in their bodies to read as well, lots of helpful insight for all of us as we start to disconnect from our bodies because of limitations or injury or age.Very inspiring and uplifting and hopeful. ... Read more

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93. The Age of Fallibility: Consequences of the War on Terror
by PublicAffairs
Hardcover (12 June, 2006)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Not as good as he says or as bad as his worse enemies make him out to be
One can accept the Soros version of Soros , or one can search elsewhere and find far more critical versions. Soros is to himself someone dedicated to making the world a better place, someone strongly committed to the idea of the open- society for mankind as a whole. He believes his own rare combination of great wealth, an original set of principles of life,a strong desire to help humanity,make him uniquely suited to understand what the world needs now, and how to give it to it.
4-0 out of 5 stars It's a Worthwhile Education
Soros probably writes too many books and doesn't spend enough time crafting them. Certainly he stuffs each book with too many ideas and topics, some of them decidedly under-developed. For all that, the insights are well worth the slog.
3-0 out of 5 stars yet another hopeless philosopher
After reading Mr. Soros's book, which is not an easy task, I believe he had to deal with his conscience. It must be extremely difficult for a forteen year old Jewish boy escaping Hitler's racial vilification and death sentence, by false identity-papers.
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94. The Number : A Completely Different Way to Think About the Rest of Your Life
by Free Press
Hardcover (03 January, 2006)
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4-0 out of 5 stars What Are Your Retirement Goals?
It isn't easy to write a book about retirement that speaks to all age groups, from college grads to Baby Boomers to retirees, but Lee Eisenberg has done it. The Number isn't as much about financial planning as it is about asking readers to reflect on what is important to them and how they should go about reaching their goals. He is looking at the issue of retirement security from a psychological/philosophical perspective. It is filled with interesting stories that will inspire twenty-somethings to get smart about money at an early age and Boomers to stop procrastinating and/or guessing at their Number while they still have time to make a difference. As an attorney/CPA with an active retirement andestate planning practice, I see many clients who have no idea how to even begin estimating how much they will need when they retire. And I think for many of them retirement looms as an intimidating unknown.It's great that a book like The Number is out there to help them figure out what steps they can take now to get on the path to a more secure future. I give this book a solid four stars and not five only because my CPA training kept me yearning for more quantitative analysis.
1-0 out of 5 stars Not For Commoners!
I read this book in the hopes of gaining a helpful framework for thinking about - and perhaps even achieving - my "number" for retirement, but that is not what I found between its covers.Mostly the book concerns itself with the soul - searching and anguish that people who have 1 - 10 million dollar "nest eggs" go through in trying to decide if its enough to support them in the manner to which they have become accustomed, until such time as they pass on.Although I really FEEL for these people, my financial situation is much more in sync with the run-of-the-mill American, and for us Mr. Eisenberg has barely a mention, let alone advice. On a positive note, I did find his writing style to be very engaging. Bottom line - I would have to recommend that you avoid this book and use the time saved to read something more useful and/or fun.

2-0 out of 5 stars There is no number, only a lot of assumptions and risks
"The number" poses an interesting question but provides no helpful answers. A four percent draw on invested assets is as much an old wives' tale as a piece of scientific wisdom, even if it is a number. Eisenberg's number is the inverse of that draw down, or twenty-five times.... well, there's the rub, twenty-five times what? income? expenses? income less savings? projected discretionary spending? Post-mortgage payoff and college tuition expenses? The proverbial bottom line is clouded by conversations with an eclectic collection of consultants, experts, philosophers, and casual acquaintances. Eisenberg, a former Esquire editor and short-timer with Lands End, ruminates about a simple question: How much money do you need to feel secure? The problem is that security comes in multiple forms: happiness, comfort, excess consumption, ego. And the accuracy and stability of those measures and outcomes is compounded by key assumptions about how long you will live and how healthy those years will be. Constructing a one-year budget is hard enough. Constructing a thirty-year budget is nearly impossible.
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95. The White Man's Burden: Why the West's Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good
by Penguin Press HC, The
Hardcover (16 March, 2006)
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3-0 out of 5 stars "Lack of feedback is one of the most critical flaws in existing aid." (Worthy of 4 stars if not for author's quirks--see below.)
JFK declared in 1961 that "existing foreign aid programs and concepts are largely unsatisfactory." He then stated his intention "during this coming decade of development to achieve a decisive turnaround in the fate of the less-developed world, looking toward the ultimate day...when foreign aid will no longer be needed."45 years on innumerable people all over the globe are wondering what went wrong. The author of this book, an economist formerly with the World Bank, thinks he has an answer.In his view, "the legend that inspired foreign aid in the 1950s is the same legend that inspires foreign aid today"---"that the poorest countries are in a poverty trap...from which they cannot emerge without an aid-financed Big Push."Western elitist balderdash, William Easterly, calls this notion; arguing that the economical and political complexity of any society "dooms any attempt to achieve the end of poverty through a plan," adding that "no rich society has ended poverty in this way."How then is the West supposed to wipe out hunger, malaria, AIDS, TB, illiteracy, etc. within upwards of a 3,4, or 5 dozen countries around the world, all within a ten or fifteen years, or within any specific time frame.Utopian social engineering has not, to say the least, been particularly successful in living up to its rhetoric.It ought not be a revelation, thus, that "a big problem with foreign aid has been its aspiration to a utopian blue-print to fix the world's complex problems."How many cycles of "idealism, high expectations, disappointing results, cynical backbash" ought it take for us to conclude that some things just cannot be accomplished by planning fiat.It doesn't help matters, either, that "in the typical utopian program, everything is done at once and it is impossible to learn what works and what doesn't."
5-0 out of 5 stars Masterful combination of rigorous analysis and real-life experience
In The White Man's Burden: Why the West's Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good, William Easterly does a masterful job of taking the complex topics of international development and aid and making them understandable and accessible to the uninitiated.He does this not through dumbing-down the subject, patronizing his reader, or oversimplification, but through effectively lifting the shrouds of jargon, pretentiousness and mystification that drape most academic and international organization publications.Easterly seems to take delight at poking fun at the reams of incomprehensible babble and acronyms that spew out of most official documents.
5-0 out of 5 stars This should be required reading, along with Collision and Collusion, the Strange Case of Western Aid for Eastern Europe
I spent 5 years doing a private development project. What I learned is exactly what Easterly says and more.
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Subjects:  1. Developing countries    2. Economic assistance    3. International Relations - General    4. Nonprofit Organizations & Charities    5. Politics / Current Events    6. Poverty    7. Prevention    8. Social Science    9. Sociology    10. Third World Development    11. Social Science / Poverty   


96. Integral Spirituality: A Startling New Role for Religion in the Modern and Postmodern World
by Shambhala
Hardcover (03 October, 2006)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Status Report on the Wilber Project
Ken Wilber started out 30 years ago in "Spectrum of Consciousness" trying to butt-weld Buddhism onto western developmental psychology.Now in "Integral Spirituality" he is trying to imagine what religion would look like if it accepted that the modernist critique of pre-modern religion and the postmodernist critique of modernism (including science) are true.
5-0 out of 5 stars Spirituality with intelligent thought: not a bad idea
The previous reviewer has done a great job summarizing the content in this book, so I'll just make a few simple comments. This book will probably be most enjoyed by people who have some familiarity with Ken Wilber's work (thought this is not necessary). Not a lot of time is spent defining and suiting his theory (thank goodness, since he's already done that in a hand-full of previous books). It was refreshing to see Wilber present some significant new ideas, some revisions of previous ideas, and he also began to relate different parts of his model to each other in a more dynamic fashion (thought there is still a long way to go).
4-0 out of 5 stars Integral Theory, with some application to spirituality
The book mostly presents a theory of how to theorize about spirituality, rather than simply delivering a direct theory of spirituality.By this late stage, we must set high standards for Wilber to meet, for the content of his theory and his presentation of it.This presentation is not as condensed, polished, and finished as one would expect from the expert on integral spirituality; it's a hashing-out of a rebuttal to one aspect of postmodernism, and a repeated urging to take that one aspect into consideration.It has an unbalanced emphasis on "the myth of the given", as though the only aspect of postmodernism to think about is how mystic experiencing is shaped largely by cultural factors.The presentation gives the sense Wilber is still in the midst of working-out these ideas; we'll have to wait for someone else to boil down his top-heavy use of jargon into plain-spoken English in a balanced, polished presentation with straightforward subheadings.
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Subjects:  1. General    2. Philosophy Of Religion    3. Religion    4. Religion & Science    5. Religion - Socialissues    6. Sociology of Religion    7. Spirituality - General    8. Religion / General    9. Religion: general    10. Spirituality   


97. Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation
by Jossey-Bass
Hardcover (10 September, 1999)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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The old Quaker adage, "Let your life speak," spoke to author Parker J. Palmer when he was in his early 30s. It summoned him to a higher purpose, so he decided that henceforth he would live a nobler life. "I lined up the most elevated ideals I could find and set out to achieve them," he writes. "The results were rarely admirable, often laughable, and sometimes grotesque.... I had simply found a 'noble' way of living a life that was not my own, a life spent imitating heroes instead of listening to my heart."Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars LetYour Life Speak review
This book shows that it is never too late to do a little soul searching to discover your life's purpose.The author recounts his own personal struggle for self discovery and fulfillment. This book is a good read with some food for thought.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Answers are Within
Although "Let Your Life Speak" would be considered a small book, it's definitely big on insights, ideas, and thoughts to ponder.
5-0 out of 5 stars the book let my life speak
I am a person who is looking for my vocation.I am confused and lost in my life.With the help of the book, I know more about the inner self.The path that the author experienced helps persons like us to face our inner self in different demension.There is one thing that alarmed me much: the author told us that depression is not our enemy but actually is our friend who leads us to God. The book explains very good about this point and let me have a new prospective on depression.
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Subjects:  1. Christianity    2. Christianity - Christian Life - General    3. Christianity - Theology - General    4. Church And Society    5. Inspirational - General    6. Religion    7. Religion - Christian Life    8. Sociology Of Religion    9. Spirituality - General    10. Vocation    11. Christian life & practice    12. Mind, body, spirit: disciplines & techniques    13. Religion / Christian Education   


98. Wall and Piece
by Random House UK
Hardcover (27 December, 2005)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Comming from an art school dropout
Most graffiti artists are of the same school of thought, that being; advertisements are everywhere - Shepard Fairey the OBEY guy, everywhere you look there’s someone visually shoving something down your throat and usually they want money for it.So why is it illegal to put some of your own art up just as much as they do?This is true and valid opinion for someone to have, but not when its coming from a guy who just sprayed his tag name on the side of the highway in 8 foot indiscernible lettering - that is what gives graffiti a bad name.In my opinion it should be against the law to sign your name on a train or a building - no matter how big it is or how many colors you used or how fast you had to run when the watchmen saw.It just misses the point of having a public exchange of ideas.
5-0 out of 5 stars Art Crime Extraordinaire!
No artist comes close to the emotional impact he makes in this work. Brilliant-Brilliant-Brilliant.
5-0 out of 5 stars one of my favorite artists
Banksy is an amazing artist, a lot of conceptual as well as visually appealing works. I knew that he is like a god father of stencil graffiti, but i never thought good he is with installations.
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Subjects:  1. Art    2. Art & Art Instruction    3. Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - General    4. Criticism    5. Exhibition Catalogs    6. Popular Culture - Counter Culture    7. Popular Culture - General    8. Art / General    9. Individual artists    10. Painting & paintings    11. Social Science / Popular Culture   


99. Educational Research: Competencies for Analysis and Applications (8th Edition)
by Prentice Hall
Hardcover (18 July, 2005)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Helpful Textbook
My only complaint about it was that the cover is warped. I bought a new book, had it delivered next-day, and it won't close properly.
1-0 out of 5 stars STINKS!!!!
This is one of the worst stats text books I have ever seen.It is very hard for someone with a logical mathematical background to understand.Most statistical problems are addressed in text versus examples.I would never suggest this book to anyone!!!

4-0 out of 5 stars not restricted to just educational context
Much of the book's material is not restricted to educational research. It is generally applicable to anyone who wants to perform experimental studies in the social sciences. Where you need to deal with human subjects. Granted, in the book, these subjects are often primary school kids.
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Subjects:  1. Education    2. Education / Teaching    3. Educational Psychology    4. Educational Research    5. Research    6. Education / Educational Psychology    7. Social research & statistics   


100. Juvenile Delinquency: Theory, Practice, and Law (with CD-ROM and InfoTrac)
by Wadsworth Publishing
Hardcover (15 February, 2005)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Juvenile Delinquency Theory, Practice & Law
Very fascinating book, it's easy to read and very interesting. There are great pictures and interesting stories which made it difficult to put down! ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Children's Studies    2. Criminal Procedure    3. Criminology    4. Juvenile delinquency    5. Juvenile justice, Administration of    6. Law    7. Legal Reference / Law Profession    8. Sociology    9. United States    10. Juvenile offenders    11. Law / Criminal Procedure   


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