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Boston University Libraries house more than 2.4 million physical volumes, over 45,000 current unique serials, and 77,000 media titles. Specialized libraries and collections include:
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Astronomy Library
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Mugar Memorial Library
Music Library
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Pardee Management Library
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Science & Engineering Library
Stone Science Library
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by Achebe, Chinua
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[This book is] a simple story of a "strong man" whose life is dominated by fear and anger ...Uniquely ...African, at the same time it reveals [the author's] ... awareness of the human qualities common to men of all times and places.-Back cover
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Topics: Igbo (African people), British, Men, Race relations
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by Rowling, J. K; GrandPré, Mary, ill
texts
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favorite 28
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"Year 4"--Spine
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10, Reading Level-Grade 11, Reading Level-Grade 12
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by David J. Griffiths
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favorite 9
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favorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Electrodynamics.
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by Stein, Murray, 1943-
texts
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favorite 52
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-238) and index
Topics: Jung, C. G. (Carl Gustav), 1875-1961, Jung, C. G. (Carl Gustav), 1875-1961, Jung, C. G. (Carl...
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by Atwood, Margaret, 1939-
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"This visionary novel. in which God and Government are joined, and America is run as a Puritanical Theoracy, can be read as a companion volume to Orwell's 1984-its verso, in fact. It gives you the same degree of chill, even as it suggests the varieties of tyrannical experience; it evokes the same kind of horror even as its mordant wit makes you smile." E.L.Doctorow
Topics: Man-woman relationships, Misogyny, Women
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favorite 25
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Topics: Ghost stories, American, Tales -- United States, Ghosts -- Folklore, Horror stories, Folklore --...
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by Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-; Myers, Christopher, ill
texts
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While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the form of a film script as he tries to come to terms with the course his life has taken
Topics: Trials (Murder), Prisons, Self-perception, African Americans, Trials (Murder), Prisons,...
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by Gaines, Ernest J., 1933-
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In his first novel in ten years, Ernest Gaines, the highly acclaimed author of the best-selling The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, brings us a wrenching story of death and identity in a small Cajun Louisiana community in the late 1940s. A young black named Jefferson is a reluctant party in a shoot-out in a liquor store in which the three other men involved are all killed, including the white store owner. Jefferson, the only survivor, is accused of murder. At the trial, the essence of the...
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Topics: African American men, Death row inmates, Race relations, Friendship, Roman américain
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by Tartt, Donna
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Richard Papen had never been to New England before his nineteenth year. Then he arrived at Hampeden College and quickly became seduced by the sweet, dark rhythms of campus life -- in particular by an elite group of five students, Greek scholars, worldly, self-assured, and at first glance, highly unapproachable
Topics: Teacher-student relationships, College students, Classicists, Murder, College stories, Papen,...
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by Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi, 1977-
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Growing up in a wealthy Nigerian home under the domain of a harsh, demanding, and tyrannical father, Kambili and her brother, Jaja, find new happiness during a visit to their Aunty Ifeoma outside the city, but as Kambili enjoys her newfound freedom and falls in love for the first time, the country begins to fall apart under a military coup
Topics: Teenage girls, Children of the rich, Brothers and sisters, Fathers and daughters, Religious...
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by Rowling, J. K; GrandPré, Mary, ill
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favorite 23
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"Year 2"--Spine
Topics: Wizards, Magic, Schools, Orphans, Wizards, Magic, Schools, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Determination...
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by Margaret Atwood
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favorite 26
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Topics: Man-woman relationships -- Fiction, Misogyny -- Fiction, Women -- Fiction
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by Cooper, Geoffrey M
texts
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favorite 19
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 648-650) and index
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Topics: Cellular biology, Molecular biology, Microchemistry, Science, Science/Mathematics, General, Life...
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by William D. Thornbury
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Topic: Geomorphology.
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by Atkins, P. W. (Peter William), 1940-; Jones, Loretta
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Includes index
Topics: Chemistry, Chemie, Química, Einführung, Chemie, Einführung
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by Rowling, J. K; GrandPré, Mary
texts
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favorite 13
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Sequel to: Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban
Topics: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (Imaginary place), Wizards, Magic, Schools
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by Robin Norwood
texts
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favorite 14
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Topics: Relationship addiction -- Treatment., Group psychotherapy., Women -- Mental health., Love.
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favorite 11
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"Greg struggles to stay on Santa's 'nice' list while snowed in with the rest of the Heffley family in the days leading up to Christmas"--
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Topics: Blizzards, Diary fiction, Families, Humorous stories, Middle schools, Schools, Diaries, Behavior,...
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by Dangarembga, Tsitsi
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"This U.S. edition first published in 1989 by Seal Press"--T.p. verso
Topic: Women
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by Raymond A. Moody
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favorite 6
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Topics: Future life -- Case studies, Death -- Case studies
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by Jeff Kinney
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Topics: Humorous stories, Middle schools, Diaries, JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories, Family life,...
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by Uris, Leon, 1924-2003
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A novel of Israel
Topics: Exodus 1947 (Ship), Jews, Holocaust survivors, Jewish refugees, Juifs
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by Jordan, Robert, 1948-2007
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In the Third Age, an age of prophecy when the world and time themselves hang in the balance, the Dark One, imprisoned by the Creator, is stirring in Shayol Ghul
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Topics: Rand al'Thor (Fictitious character), Fiction, Fiction - Fantasy, Fantasy - General, Fiction /...
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by Morrison, Toni
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Topics: African Americans, Crimes of passion, Middle-aged persons, Funeral rites and ceremonies, Triangles...
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by Thomas Scanlon
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Topics: Right and wrong, Judgment (Ethics)
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by Welty, Eudora, 1909-2001
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Revised versions of 3 lectures delivered at Harvard University in Apr. 1983
Topics: Welty, Eudora, 1909-2001, Welty, Eudora, 1909-2001, Authors, American, Fiction in English American...
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"Year 3"--Spine
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10, Reading Level-Grade 11, Reading Level-Grade 12
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by Ryan, Pam Muñoz
texts
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Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their life of wealth and privilege in Mexico to go work in the labor camps of Southern California, where they must adapt to the harsh circumstances facing Mexican farm workers on the eve of the Great Depression.
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10,...
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Topics: Composers, Compositeurs, Komponist, Biographie
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by Jones, Diana Wynne
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Eldest of three sisters in a land where it is considered to be a misfortune, Sophie is resigned to her fate as a hat shop apprentice until a witch turns her into an old woman and she finds herself in the castle of the greatly feared wizard Howl
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Topic: Fantasy
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by Oliver, Mary, 1935-
texts
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"A Harvest original."
Topics: English language, American poetry, English poetry, Poetry
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by Gardner, Eldon J. (Eldon John), 1909-1989; Snustad, D. Peter, joint author
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Includes bibliographies and index
Topics: Genetics, Génétique, Genetica, Genetics
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by Camus, Albert, 1913-1960; Gilbert, Stuart, tr
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Chaos prevails when the bubonic plague strikes the Algerian coastal city of Oran
Topics: Plague, Plague
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by Magona, Sindiwe
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An American girl is murdered by blacks in 1993 South Africa while preparing them for democracy. The novel is in the form of a letter to the girl's mother, from the mother of one of the killers, describing the way apartheid brutalized her son. A first novel based on real events by a black South African writer
Topics: Modern fiction, Fiction, Fiction - General, General, Fiction / General, Biehl, Amy, Americans,...
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by Jeanette Winterson
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Topics: Teenage girls -- Fiction, Lesbians -- Fiction, England -- Fiction
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by Cullen, David, 1961-
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 389-403) and index
Topics: Columbine High School (Littleton, Colo.), Littleton (Colo.), Columbine High School Massacre,...
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by Kevin Shillington
texts
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favorite 10
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Topic: Africa -- History
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by Adiga, Aravind
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Balram Halwai is a complicated man. Servant. Philosopher. Entrepreneur. Murderer. Over the course of seven nights, by the scattered light of a preposterous chandelier, Balram tells the terrible and transfixing story of how he came to be a success in life--having nothing but his own wits to help him along
Topics: Chauffeurs, Poor, Ambition, Businesspeople
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by Rowling, J. K; GrandPré, Mary, ill
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"Year 6"--Spine
Topics: Wizards, Magic, Schools, Potter, Harry (Fictitious character), Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and...
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by Patricia Mccormick
texts
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favorite 18
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Topics: Social Issues - Sexual Abuse, Social Issues - General, General, Juvenile Fiction, Children's Books...
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by Stephen Chbosky
texts
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Topics: High school students -- Social conditions -- Juvenile fiction, Epistolary fiction, Diary fiction,...
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by Santiago, Esmeralda; Santiago, Esmeralda. Almost a woman
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Continued by: Almost a woman
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 11, Reading Level-Grade 12
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by Cook, David A
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Bibliography: p. 671-692
Topics: Motion pictures, Filmkunst, Cinéma, Motion pictures, Film
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by Rowling, J. K; GrandPré, Mary ill; Gosling, William A., former owner
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Sequel: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Topics: Wizards -- Juvenile fiction, Magic -- Juvenile fiction, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry...
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by Jean Rhys
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favorite 12
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Topics: British -- West Indies -- Fiction, West Indies -- Fiction
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by Achebe, Chinua; Innes, Catherine Lynette
texts
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A collection of stories by African writers which deal with life and customs in African society
Topics: Short stories, African (English), Short stories, African, Manners and customs, Short stories,...
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by Tufte, Edward R., 1942-
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Includes index
Topics: Statistics, Statistique, Statistique, Statistique, Méthode graphique, Statistics as Topic, Data...
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-310) and index
Topic: Philosophy
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by James Baldwin
texts
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Topic: Reading Level-Adult
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by Kaysen, Susanna, 1948-
texts
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Topics: Kaysen, Susanna, 1948-, Kaysen, Susanna, 1948-, Psychiatric hospital patients, Commitment of...
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by Mahan, L. Kathleen; Escott-Stump, Sylvia
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Topics: Diet Therapy, Food, Nutritional Physiological Phenomena, Diétothérapie, Nutrition, Aliments,...
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by Auel, Jean M
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Map on lining papers
Topics: Prehistoric peoples, Ayla (Fictitious character), Glacial epoch
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by Chevallier, Andrew
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 322) and indexes
Topics: Materia medica, Vegetable, Medicinal plants, Herbs
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 375-381) and index
Topics: Object-oriented programming (Computer science), Computer software, Software patterns, Computacao...
Source: binns
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by Toni Morrison
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favorite 13
comment 0
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10, Reading Level-Grade 11, Reading Level-Grade 12
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by Cunningham, Michael, 1952-
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Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Book Award (American Library Association), 1999
Topics: Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941, Women, Man-woman relationships, Psychological fiction, Domestic fiction
Internet Archive Books
by Pelikan, Jaroslav Jan, 1923- . dn
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Includes bibliographies and indexes
( 1 reviews )
Topic: Theology, Doctrinal
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by Edson, Margaret, 1961-
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"In this play, Margaret Edson has created a work that is as intellectually challenging as it is emotionally immediate. At the start of Wit, Vivian Bearing, Ph.D., a renowned professor of English who has spent years studying and teaching the brilliantly difficult Holy Sonnets of the metaphysical poet John Donne, has been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. Her approach to her illness is not unlike her approach to the study of Donne: aggressively probing and intensely rational. But...
Topics: Cancer in women, Women college teachers, English teachers, Ovarian Neoplasms, Faculty, Drama,...
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Topics: Civilisation grecque, Civilización griega, Griekse oudheid, Cultuur, Invloed, Geschiedbeschouwing,...
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by Sledge, E. B. (Eugene Bondurant), 1923-
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Originally published: Novato, Calif. : Presidio Press, 1981
Topics: Sledge, E. B. (Eugene Bondurant), 1923-, United States. Marine Corps. Regiment, 5th. Battalion,...
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by Hornby, Albert Sydney; Ashby, Michael; Wehmeier, Sally
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Previous edition: 2000
Topics: ELT dictionaries & reference, Foreign Language Study, Foreign Language - Dictionaries / Phrase...
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Topics: School principals -- Fiction, Heroes -- Fiction, Cartoons and comics -- Fiction, Humorous stories
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"Several of these pieces have appeared, in slightly different form, in the New Yorker and Slate"--T.p. verso
Topics: Gawande, Atul, Surgeons, Surgery, Chirurg, General Surgery, Medical Errors
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Oorspr. uitg. 1963
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by Kurt Vonnegut
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by Collins, Suzanne
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In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss's skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister's place
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10, Reading Level-Grade 11,...
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by McNeil, Legs; McCain, Gillian
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cloth, 424 p.
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Topics: Popular Music, Punk, Oral HIstory, Interviews, New York City, USA, America, United States, Lower...
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by Toni Morrison
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by Card, Orson Scott
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Sequel: Ender's Shadow
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10,...
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by Gladwell, Malcolm, 1963-
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [255]-262) and index
Topics: Decision making, Intuition, Decision Making, Intuition, Besluitvorming, Intuïtie, Intuition,...
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by Bennis, Warren G
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Originally published: Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., 1989. With a new introduction
Topics: Leadership, Leadership
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by Mamet, David
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Topic: Motion pictures
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Architecture, Architecture, Bouwkunst
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by Baudrillard, Jean, 1929-2007
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Resemblance (Philosophy), Reality, Massamedia, Cultuur, Moderniteit, Ressemblance (philosophie),...