Louis Pasteur and the Hidden World of Microbes

“Chronicling Louis Pasteur’s rise from humble beginnings to international fame, Louis Pasteur and the Hidden World of Microbes investigates the complex life of a man who revolutionized our understanding of disease. Alongside Pasteur’s pioneering work with microorganisms, his innovative use of heat to kill harmful organisms in food–a process now known as “”pasteurization””–and his development of the rabies vaccine, Louise Robbins places Pasteur in the context of his risky scientific methods and his rigid family and political beliefs. Robbins’s reveals a man of genius with sometimes troubling convictions. Louis Pasteur and the Hidden World of Microbes is a fascinating look at one of the most important scientific minds of the last two centuries.”

Louis Pasteur and the Hidden World of Microbes

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Megawords

Impress your friends with your mastery of cultural theory jargon, with this handy A-Z guide to the terms all arts students need to know in order to survive uni.

Megawords

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Dastgah

From an award-winning journalist, literary travel where observation of places is incorporated with elements of the personal, the poetic and the philosophical.

Dastgah

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How to Become a Straight-A Student

Looking to jumpstart your GPA? Most college students believe that straight A’s can be achieved only through cramming and painful all-nighters at the library. But Cal Newport knows that real straight-A students don’t study harderthey study smarter. A breakthrough approach to acing academic assignments, from quizzes and exams to essays and papers, How to Become a Straight-A Student reveals for the first time the proven study secrets of real straight-A students across the country and weaves them into a simple, practical system that anyone can master. You will learn how to: Streamline and maximize your study time Conquer procrastination Absorb the material quickly and effectively Know which reading assignments are criticaland which are not Target the paper topics that wow professors Provide A+ answers on exams Write stellar prose without the agony A strategic blueprint for success that promises more free time, more fun, and top-tier results, How to Become a Straight-A Student is the only study guide written by students for studentswith the insider knowledge and real-world methods to help you master the college system and rise to the top of the class.

How to Become a Straight-A Student

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I’d Rather Eat Chocolate

If I had a choice between having sex and reading a good book, the book wins. I notice I put in the adjective good’and that leaves me wondering if I’m not trying to put a better face on things. I still want people to read this and think, Well, of course. If it’s a good book.’ But my boyfriendthe man I would eventually marrywould take even bad sex over a good book. –From I’d Rather Eat Chocolate Joan is hardly ever in the mood. Kip is always in the mood. Does that sound like any couple you know? Joan Sewell is a funny, brave new writer who dares to reveal that sex in her house does not look anything like the sex you see in movies. When she learns that her husband, Kip, would have sex five or six times a week if he could have as much sex as he wanted (compared to her once or twice a month ), Joan decides she’d better pluck up her sex drive before she ends up on the fast track to divorce court. I’d Rather Eat Chocolate is the witty, provocative chronicle of her search for a lift to her libido and what happens when none of the expert advice works. First she tries sexy underwearuntil her husband realizes she is cheating on her thongs by wearing cotton panties. Then she reads that for stressed-out wives, a husband who does housework is the ultimate aphrodisiacuntil she realizes that she is actually the slob in the relationship and the mess hasn’t decreased Kip’s sex drive any. When she reads John Gray’s advice to women to offer quickies if their husbands want sex and they are not in the mood, Joan realizes that this is the ultimate male trump card so she can never again say no to sex. Her fantasies begin to involve smothering John Gray with a pillow. Joan Sewell is scrappy, fearless, and hilarious, the I Love Lucy of low libido. Her memoir is laugh-out-loud funny. But it has a serious vein, too. How Joan and Kip work it out, and what they do when they do it, will give every woman hope that she can be true to herself and have a happy marriage.

I’d Rather Eat Chocolate

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The Routledge Dictionary of Literary Terms

A twenty-first century version of Roger Fowler’s 1973 Dictionary of Modern Critical Terms , this latest edition of The Routledge Dictionary of Literary Terms is the most up-to-date guide to critical and theoretical concepts available to students of literature at all levels. With over forty newly commissioned entries, this essential reference book includes: an exhaustive range of entries, covering such topics as genre, form, cultural theory and literary technique new definitions of contemporary critical issues such as Cybercriticism and Globalization complete coverage of traditional and radical approaches to the study and production of literature thorough accounts of critical terminology and analyses of key academic debates full cross-referencing throughout and suggestions for further reading. Covering both long-established terminology as well as the specialist vocabulary of modern theoretical schools, The Routledge Dictionary of Literary Terms is an indispensable guide to the principal terms and concepts encountered in debates over literary studies in the twenty-first century.

The Routledge Dictionary of Literary Terms

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The Waste Land and Other Poems

“While recovering from a mental collapse in a Swiss sanitarium in 1921, T. S. Eliot finished what became the definitive poem of the modern condition, one that still casts a large and ominous shadow over twentieth-century poetry. Built upon the imagery of the Grail legend, the Fisher King, and ancient fertility cults, The Wastle Land””is both a poetic diagnosis of an ailing civilization and a desperate quest for spiritual renewal. Through pastiche and collage Eliot unfolds a nightmarish landscape of sexual disorder and spiritual desolation, inhabited by the voice (literary, historical, mythic, contemporary) of an unconscious that is at turns deeply personal and culturally collective. This edition includes The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,”” “”Portrait of a Lady,”” “”Gerontion,”” and more. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust theseries to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-datetranslations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.”

The Waste Land and Other Poems

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A Dictionary of Diplomacy

Like all professions, diplomacy has spawned its own specialized terminology, and it is this lexicon which provides A Dictionary of Diplomacy’s thematic spine. However, the dictionary also includes entries on legal terms, political events, international organizations and major political figures.

A Dictionary of Diplomacy

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Webster’s New World Law Dictionary

The Plain-English Legal Dictionary for Anyone Who Wants to Understand the Often Incomprehensible Terminology Law has a language all its own. Webster’s New World Law Dictionary translates it clearly. Written in plain English, it’s much easier to understand than typical legal documents. It’s up-to-date and comprehensive, with: * Clear, concise, and accurate definitions of more than 4,000 legal terms * Coverage of terms from all areas of law, including criminal law, contracts, evidence, constitutional law, property law, and torts * Common abbreviations, foreign words and phrases, and a full copy of the United States Constitution, including the Bill of Rights and all subsequent amendments * Definitions of newer terms such as alternative minimum tax, three strikes law, and assisted suicide In addition to those in the legal field, this desk reference is invaluable to journalists, researchers, lay people dealing with legal issues, and even those who simply want to use legal terms correctly in order to make their points more convincingly.

Webster’s New World Law Dictionary

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Doctorates Downunder

Doctorates Downunder: Keys to successful doctoral study in Australia and New Zealand is a comprehensive collection of essays designed to guide prospective and current doctoral candidates through the amazing journey of doctoral study. Doctorates Downunder includes chapters on beginning candidature, selecting a supervisor, coun tering isolation and engaging support structures, working with industry, ethics, research skills and strategies, personal obstacles to completion, and maintaining an effective study, work and life balance. Carey Denholm and Terry Evans have brought together over thirty highly experienced deans of graduate studies, doctoral supervisors and academics to provide clear and practical advice for doctoral candidates in Australia and New Zealand. Every doctoral candidate, whatever the discipline or circumstance, will fi nd this book an invaluable resource throughout their candidature.

Doctorates Downunder

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