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AENEID (TRANS RUDEN) (P)

AENEID (TRANS RUDEN) (P)
$18.00
$12.75
$12.75 - $18.00
"The translation is alive in every part. . . . This is the first translation since Dryden's that can be read as a great English poem in itself."--Garry Wills, New York Review of Books

This extraordinary new translation of Vergil's Aeneid stands alone among modern translations for its accuracy and poetic appeal. Sarah Ruden, a lyric poet in her own right, renders the classic poem in the same number of lines as the original work--a very rare feat that maintains technical fidelity to the original without diminishing its emotional power.

Ruden's translation follows Vergil's content faithfully, and the economy and fast pace she achieves are true to his own unflagging narrative force. With its central theme of national destiny versus. the destiny of individuals, the poem has great resonance in our own times, and Ruden adheres closely to the poet's message. Her rendering of Vergil's words gives immediacy to his struggling faith that history has beauty and purpose in spite of its pain. With this distinguished translation, modern readers can experience for themselves the timeless power of Vergil's masterpiece.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780300151411
Publication Date: 
May 1, 2009
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AFRICA SINCE 1940

$26.25
$18.50
$18.50 - $26.25
Africa since 1940 is the flagship textbook in Cambridge University Press' New Approaches to African History series. Now revised to include the history and scholarship of Africa since the turn of the millennium, this important book continues to help students understand the process out of which Africa's position in the world has emerged. A history of decolonisation and independence, it allows readers to see just what political independence did and did not signify, and how men and women, peasants and workers, religious and local leaders sought to refashion the way they lived, worked and interacted with each other. Covering the transformation of Africa from a continent marked by colonisation to one of independent states, Frederick Cooper follows the 'development question' across time, seeing how first colonial regimes and then African elites sought to transform African society in their own ways. He shows how people in cities and villages tried to make their way in an unequal world, through times of hope, despair, renewed possibilities, and continued uncertainties. Looking beyond the debate over what or who may be to blame, Cooper explores alternatives for the future.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781108727891
Publication Date: 
July 4, 2019

AFRICAN AIDS EPIDEMIC: HISTORY (P)

AFRICAN AIDS EPIDEMIC: HISTORY (P)
$32.95
$23.25
$23.25 - $32.95

A Choice Significant University Press Titles for Undergraduates, 2005-2006

This history of the African AIDS epidemic is a much-needed, accessibly written historical account of the most serious epidemiological catastrophe of modern times. The African AIDS Epidemic: A History answers President Thabo Mbeki's provocative question as to why Africa has suffered this terrible epidemic.

While Mbeki attributed the causes to poverty and exploitation, others have looked to distinctive sexual systems practiced in African cultures and communities. John Iliffe stresses historical sequence. He argues that Africa has had the worst epidemic because the disease was established in the general population before anyone knew the disease existed. HIV evolved with extraordinary speed and complexity, and because that evolution took place under the eyes of modern medical research scientists, Iliffe has been able to write a history of the virus itself that is probably unique among accounts of human epidemic diseases. In giving the African experience a historical shape, Iliffe has written one of the most important books of our time.

The African experience of AIDS has taught the world much of what it knows about HIV/AIDS, and this fascinating book brings into focus many aspects of the epidemic in the longer context of massive demographic growth, urbanization, and social change in Africa during the latter half of the twentieth century. The African AIDS Epidemic: A History is a brilliant introduction to the many aspects of the epidemic and the distinctive character of the virus.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780821416891
Publication Date: 
February 15, 2005
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AFRICAN ECONOMIES & POLITICS OF PERMANENT CRISIS 1979-1999 (P)

AFRICAN ECONOMIES & POLITICS OF PERMANENT CRISIS 1979-1999 (P)
$30.99
$21.75
$21.75 - $30.99
This book explains why African countries have remained mired in a disastrous economic crisis since the late 1970s. It shows that dynamics internal to African state structures largely explain this failure to overcome economic difficulties rather than external pressures on these same structures as is often argued. Far from being prevented from undertaking reforms by societal interest and pressure groups, clientelism within the state elite, ideological factors and low state capacity have resulted in some limited reform, but much prevarication and manipulation of the reform process, by governments that do not really believe that reform will be effective.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780521008365
Publication Date: 
September 24, 2001

Agostino

$39.95
ISBN/SKU: 
9788845277610

AL-KITAAB PART TWO WITH WEBSITE (book and access code)

AL-KITAAB PART TWO WITH WEBSITE (book and access code)
$139.95

The third volume in the bestselling Al-Kitaab Arabic Language program, Al-Kitaab Part Two with Website focuses on strengthening reading and writing skills while continuing to grow conversation skills. The companion website offers students audio, video, and fully integrated exercises to use alongside the text.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781647121914
Publication Date: 
August 2, 2021

ALGEBRA

ALGEBRA
$64.95
"Algebra" fulfills a definite need to provide a self-contained, one volume, graduate level algebra text that is readable by the average graduate student and flexible enough to accommodate a wide variety of instructors and course contents. It contains an unusually large number of illustrative exercises.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780387905181
Publication Date: 
December 3, 1980
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ALGORITHM DESIGN

ALGORITHM DESIGN
$165.25
$98.00
$98.00 - $165.25

Algorithm Design introduces algorithms by looking at the real-world problems that motivate them. The book teaches students a range of design and analysis techniques for problems that arise in computing applications. The text encourages an understanding of the algorithm design process and an appreciation of the role of algorithms in the broader field of computer science.

August 6, 2009 Author, Jon Kleinberg, was recently cited in the New York Times for his statistical analysis research in the Internet age.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780321295354
Publication Date: 
March 16, 2005
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ALICES ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND (WISEHOUSE CLASSICS ORIGINAL 1865 ED

ALICES ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND (WISEHOUSE CLASSICS ORIGINAL 1865 ED
$5.42
ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND (commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland) is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells of a girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The tale plays with logic, giving the story lasting popularity with adults as well as with children. It is considered to be one of the best examples of the literary nonsense genre. Its narrative course and structure, characters and imagery have been enormously influential in both popular culture and literature, especially in the fantasy genre.

Dodgson's tale was published in 1865 as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by "Lewis Carroll" with illustrations by John Tenniel. The first print run of 2,000 was held back because Tenniel objected to the print quality. A new edition was quickly printed, released in December of the same year but carrying an 1866 date.

The entire print run sold out quickly. Alice was a publishing sensation, beloved by children and adults alike. Among its first avid readers were Queen Victoria and the young Oscar Wilde. The book has never been out of print. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland has been translated into at least 174 languages. There have now been over a hundred English-language editions of the book, as well as countless adaptations in other media, especially theatre and film.



ISBN/SKU: 
9789176372272
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All the Flowers Kneeling

All the Flowers Kneeling
$13.50
Finalist for the 2023 PEN Open Book Award and the Kate Tufts Discovery Award
A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice Pick
Named a Best Book of 2022 by The New Yorker

"Paul Tran's debut collection of poems is indelible, this remarkable voice transforming itself as you read, eventually transforming you." --Alexander Chee, author of How to Write an Autobiographical Novel

"This powerful debut marshals narrative lyrics and stark beauty to address personal and political violence." --New York Times Book Review

A profound meditation on physical, emotional, and psychological transformation in the aftermath of imperial violence and interpersonal abuse, from a poet both "tender and unflinching" (Khadijah Queen)

Visceral and astonishing, Paul Tran's debut poetry collection All the Flowers Kneeling investigates intergenerational trauma, sexual violence, and U.S. imperialism in order to radically alter our understanding of freedom, power, and control. In poems of desire, gender, bodies, legacies, and imagined futures, Tran's poems elucidate the complex and harrowing processes of reckoning and recovery, enhanced by innovative poetic forms that mirror the nonlinear emotional and psychological experiences of trauma survivors. At once grand and intimate, commanding and deeply vulnerable, All the Flowers Kneeling revels in rediscovering and reconfiguring the self, and ultimately becomes an essential testament to the human capacity for resilience, endurance, and love.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780143136842
Publication Date: 
February 15, 2022
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