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  • Lilith's Cave
    Lilith's Cave (English, Paperback) Howard Schwartz

    Once upon a time in the city of Tunis, a flirtatious young girl was drawn into Lilith's dangerous web by glancing repeatedly at herself in the mirror. It seems that a demon daughter of the legendary Lilith had made her home in the mirror and would soon completely possess the unsuspecting girl. Such tales of terror and the supernatural occupy an honored position in the Jewish folkloric tradition....

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  • Narrative Medicine
    Narrative Medicine (English, Paperback) Rita Charon

    Narrative medicine has emerged in response to a health care system that places corporate and bureaucratic concerns over the needs of patients. Charon argues that by making genuine contact with patients through storytelling, narrative medicine leads to more humane, ethical, and effective health care.

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  • Phenomenology of Spirit
    Phenomenology of Spirit (Multiple languages, Paperback) G. W. F. Hegel

    Expounds upon consciousness, self-consciousness, reason, spirit, religion and absolute knowing and also supports Kant, denounces skepticism and hails idealism.

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  • The Broken Mirror
    The Broken Mirror (English, Paperback) Katharine A. Phillips

    Provides information on body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), a relatively common and sometimes debilitating disorder in which sufferers are obsessed with perceived appearance flaws. This book describes BDD and includes a quick self-assessment questionnaire. It also provides information and recommendations on how to effectively treat BDD.

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  • Affective Neuroscience
    Affective Neuroscience (English, Paperback) Jaak Panksepp

    This text on the fundamental brain sources of human and animal feelings summarizes information about the sub cortical operating systems that organize the fundamental emotional tendencies of all mammals. Throughout, the psychiatric implications of this type of knowledge are also addressed.

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  • Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics
    Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics (English, Hardback) Robert W. Zwanzig

    This book presents the main principles and methods of nonequilibrium statistical mechanics, a topic studied by both chemists and physicists. This book is written for graduate students and scientists who already have knowledge of basic equilibrium statistical mechanics and who are interested in the more complex field of time-dependent nonequilibrium statistical mechanics.

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  • From Jim Crow to Civil Rights
    From Jim Crow to Civil Rights (English, Paperback) Michael J. Klarman

    Analyzes the interplay between race relations in the United States and Supeme Court decisions, looking at the social, political, and international forces that have influenced racial progress since the beginning of the nineteenth century.

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  • Kosovo
    Kosovo (English, Paperback) Tim Judah

    On February 17, 2008, Kosovo declared its independence, becoming the seventh state to emerge from the break-up of the former Yugoslavia. A tiny country of just two million people, 90% of whom are ethnic Albanians, Kosovo is central-geographically, historically, and politically-to the future of the Western Balkans and, in turn, its potential future within the European Union. But the fate of both...

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  • The World of Myth
    The World of Myth (English, Paperback) David A. Leeming

    The World of Myth, Second Edition, is a comprehensive collection of myths arranged according to specific themes or motifs. Its organization encourages the teacher and student to compare myths from various cultures so as to arrive at an overall vision of world mythology as a metaphor for the human search for meaning in a complex world.

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  • Families and Faith
    Families and Faith (English, Paperback) Vern L. Bengtson, Norella M. Putney

    In Families and Faith, Vern Bengtson examines how religion is-or is not-passed down from one generation to the next. Armed with unprecedented data collected over more than four decades from more than 2400 individuals, Bengtson offers remarkable insight into American religion over the course of several decades.

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  • The Solace of Fierce Landscapes
    The Solace of Fierce Landscapes (English, Paperback) Belden C. Lane

    Explores the impulse that has drawn seekers into the wilderness for centuries and offers testimony to the healing power of mountain silence and desert indifference. This book shows that the very indifference of the wilderness can release us from the demands of the endlessly anxious ego.

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  • Visionary Film
    Visionary Film (English, Paperback) P. Adams Sitney

    Visionary Film has been the dominant study of the American avant-garde cinema for twenty-five years. Now P. Adams Sitney has revised the book, adding a new chapter that brings his discussion of the principle genres and the major filmmakers up to the year 2000.

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  • An Introduction to Quality Assurance in Health Care
    An Introduction to Quality Assurance in Health Care (English, Hardback) Avedis Donabedian

    This volume deals with formal process of monitoring health care quality in an organization or system. After defining the components of health care quality such as efficacy, efficiency and acceptability, it describes the steps for monitoring and improving clinical performance in simple, clear terms.

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  • The Anxiety of Influence
    The Anxiety of Influence (English, Paperback) Prof. Harold Bloom

    A study of the Romantic poets and the relation between tradition and the individual artist. For this second edition Bloom offers a new introduction which explains the genesis of his thinking and the subsequent influence of the book on literary criticism.

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  • Asceticism
    Asceticism (English, Paperback) Vincent L. Wimbush

    From meditation and fasting to celibacy and anchoritism, the ascetic impulse has been an enduring and complex phenomenon throughout history. Offering a sweeping view of this elusive and controversial aspect of religious life and culture, this book examines the ascetic impulse.

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  • The Human Animal
    The Human Animal (English, Paperback) Eric T. Olson

    Most philosophers writing about personal identity claim that what it takes for us to persist through time is a matter of psychology. This text argues that such approaches face daunting problems, and defends in their place a radically non-psychological account of personal identity.

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  • Intervention Research
    Intervention Research (English, Paperback) Mark W. Fraser, Maeda J. Galinsky

    Intervention research lies at the heart of social work research. It serves as a principal basis for drawing inferences about the effectiveness of practice and is used to assess the design of public policies that fund social and health programs. This book, the latest volume in the Pocket Guides to Social Work Research Methods, clearly describes the process of conducting intervention research.

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  • A Sunlit Absence
    A Sunlit Absence (English, Hardback) Martin Laird

    In his sequel to the best-selling Into the Silent Land, Laird guides the reader more deeply into the sanctuary of Christian meditation. He focuses here on negotiating key moments of difficulty on the contemplative path, showing how the struggles we resist become vehicles of the healing silence we seek.

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  • Overcoming Borderline Personality Disorder
    Overcoming Borderline Personality Disorder (English, Paperback) Valerie Porr

    Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is characterized by unstable moods, negative self-image, dangerous impulsivity, and tumultuous relationships. Many people with BPD excel in academics and careers while revealing erratic, self-destructive, and sometimes violent behavior only to those with whom they are intimate. Others have trouble simply holding down a job or staying in school....

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  • Relational Autonomy
    Relational Autonomy (English, Paperback) Catriona Mackenzie

    These essays explore the social and relational dimensions of individual autonomy. Rejecting the feminist charge that autonomy is inherently masculinist, the contributors draw on feminist critiques of autonomy to challenge philosophical debates about agency, identity, and moral responsibility.

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