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The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate
John H. Walton

IVP Academic, 2009

In this astute mix of cultural critique and biblical studies, John H. Walton presents and defends twenty propositions supporting a literary and theological understanding of Genesis 1 within the context of the ancient Near Eastern world and unpacks its implications for our modern scientific understanding of origins. Ideal for students, professors, pastors and lay readers with an interest in the intelligent design controversy and ...


The Debate on the Constitution : Federalist and Antifederalist Speeches, Articles, and Letters During the ...

Library of America, 1993

The Debate on the Constitution charts the course of the bloodless revolution that created the government of the United States and the world's oldest working political charter. Franklin, Madison, Jefferson, Washington, John Hancock, Patrick Henry, along with scores of less famous citizens, clearly and passionately debate public order and personal liberty in ways that resonate with our morning headlines. Part One includes speeches, newspaper ...


The Thirteen American Arguments: Enduring Debates That Define and Inspire Our Country
Howard Fineman

Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2009

Howard Fineman, one of our most trusted political journalists, shows that every debate, from our nation’s founding to the present day, is rooted in one of thirteen arguments that–thankfully–defy resolution. It is the very process of never-ending argument, Fineman explains, that defines us, inspires us, and keeps us free. At a time when most public disagreement seems shrill and meaningless, Fineman makes a cogent case for nurturing the real ...


The Debate on the Constitution : Federalist and Antifederalist Speeches, Articles and Letters During the ...

Library of America, 1993

"The Debate on the Constitution" charts the course of the bloodless revolution that created the government of the United States and the world's oldest working national charter. In speeches, newspaper articles, pamphlets, and letters, this unique collection captures firsthand the energy and eloquence of the stormy ratification struggle. Franklin, Madison, Jefferson, Washington, Patrick Henry, and many less well known voices speak with passion and ...


The Great Debate: Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and the Birth of Right and Left
Yuval Levin

Basic Books, 2013

For more than two centuries, our political life has been divided between a party of progress and a party of conservation. In The Great Debate , Yuval Levin explores the origins of the left/right divide by examining the views of the men who best represented each side of that debate at its outset: Edmund Burke and Thomas Paine. In a groundbreaking exploration of the roots of our political order, Levin shows that American partisanship originated ...


The Pop, Rock, and Soul Reader: Histories and Debates
David Brackett

Oxford University Press, 2013

Featuring over 100 readings from a wide range of sources and writers, The Pop, Rock, and Soul Reader , Third Edition, provides a rich and engaging introduction to the development of American popular music and the important social and cultural issues raised by its study. The third edition brings together a vast array of selections from sources that include mainstream and specialized magazines, newspapers, scholarly journals, interviews, and ...


Quantum: Einstein, Bohr, and the Great Debate about the Nature of Reality
Manjit Kumar

W. W. Norton & Company, 2011

“A lucid account of quantum theory (and why you should care) combined with a gripping narrative.”— San Francisco Chronicle Quantum theory is weird. As Niels Bohr said, if you weren’t shocked by quantum theory, you didn’t really understand it. For most people, quantum theory is synonymous with mysterious, impenetrable science. And in fact for many years it was equally baffling for scientists themselves. In this tour de force of ...


Debates in the Digital Humanities

Univ Of Minnesota Press, 2012

Encompassing new technologies, research methods, and opportunities for collaborative scholarship and open-source peer review, as well as innovative ways of sharing knowledge and teaching, the digital humanities promises to transform the liberal arts—and perhaps the university itself. Indeed, at a time when many academic institutions are facing austerity budgets, digital humanities programs have been able to hire new faculty, establish new ...


How to Debate Leftists and Destroy Them: 11 Rules for Winning the Argument

David Horowitz Freedom Center, 2014

The problem, as Ben Shapiro puts it in this must-read, is that “because conservatives don’t think about how to win that they constantly lose” in confrontations with leftists. The solution is to stop taking the bullying and learning to argue for victory. Among Shapiro’s rules for beating the left in confrontations are: Be willing to take a punch. (conservatives tend to shy away from confrontations because the left is ...


Debates in International Political Economy (2nd Edition)
Thomas Oatley

Pearson, 2011

Debates in International Political Economy organizes writings by leading scholars and practitioners into debates on current global economic issues.   Balancing how international controversies are talked about in academic literature and in the news, the diverse topics and selections in this reader broaden knowledge of international political economy and facilitate critical thinking. Debates in International Political Economy not only ...


A Reformation Debate
John Calvin, Jacopo Sadoleto

Baker Academic, 2000

The reformation controversy over justification and church authority is presented through primary sources: historic letters between John Calvin and Cardinal Sadoleto.


Speak Out! Debate and Public Speaking in the Middle Grades
John Meany, Kate Shuster

Intl Debate Education Assn, 2005

"Combining the practical and theoretical, Speak Out! teaches students the basics of public speaking, argumentation, and research, and helps them prepare for debate competitions and classroom debates. Exercises give students hands-on experience with important topics."


The Great New Wilderness Debate

University of Georgia Press, 1998

The Great New Wilderness Debate is an expansive, wide-ranging collection that addresses the pivotal environmental issues of the modern era. This eclectic volume on the varied constructions of “wilderness” reveals the recent controversies that surround those conceptions, and the gulf between those who argue for wilderness "preservation" and those who argue for "wise use." J. Baird Callicott and Michael P. Nelson have selected thirty-nine ...


The Great Debate: A Handbook for Policy Debate and Public Forum Debate
Jonathan A Wolfson

LightningBolt Press, 2013

The Great Debate provides students a premier resource for learning the art of debate and developing the skills they need to succeed in the debate round, in the classroom, and in the real world. Written in a conversational style with the debate student in mind, this book begins by discussing general debate principles and then offers specific insights into the numerous facets of both public forum debate and policy debate. From basics to more ...


Competitive Debate: The Official Guide
Ph.D., Richard E. Edwards

ALPHA, 2008

The bible for debaters and their coaches. Nearly every high school and college in America has a debate club and/or a debate team. There are hundreds of competitions at the county and state level, culminating in heated national competitions. Yet, at many high schools and colleges, coaches are drawn from the history or English departments with little or no experience in the highly structured procedures of this popular discipline. And while ...


Speech & Debate - Acting Edition
Stephen Karam

Dramatists Play Service, Inc., 2008

"A triumph...hilarious, cliché-free, and immensely entertaining...Stephen Karam's dark comedy seems to be about a frumpy girl, a nerdy guy and an openly gay guy who band together to disclose the truth about a teacher who preys on his male students. But that topical plot is almost window dressing. The play's real accomplishment is its picture of the borderland between late adolescence and adulthood, where grown-up ideas and ambition coexist with ...


The Enduring Debate: Classic and Contemporary Readings in American Politics (Seventh Edition)
David T. Canon, John J. Coleman, ...

W. W. Norton & Company, 2013

A combination of classic and contemporary readings, featuring a debate-format section in each chapter. Every chapter includes a blend of readings—from scholarly and popular sources, long and short readings, and 30 percent new to this edition. About one-fourth of the readings are classics, while the remaining three-fourths are contemporary. Each begins with a headnote explaining the significance of the piece and concludes with discussion ...


The Spread of Nuclear Weapons: An Enduring Debate (Third Edition)
Scott Douglas Sagan, Kenneth N. Waltz

W. W. Norton & Company, 2012

A long-time staple of International Relations courses, this new edition continues the important discussion of nuclear proliferation, while looking at the regions and issues now at the forefront of the nuclear question. Over the past fifteen years, The Spread of Nuclear Weapons has been a staple in International Relations courses because of its brevity and crystal-clear explanations. The new edition, An Enduring Debate , continues the ...


The Gun Debate: What Everyone Needs to Know®
Philip J. Cook, Kristin A. Goss

Oxford University Press, 2014

No topic is more polarizing than guns and gun control. From a gun culture that took root early in American history to the mass shootings that repeatedly bring the public discussion of gun control to a fever pitch, the topic has preoccupied citizens, public officials, and special interest groups for decades. The Gun Debate: What Everyone Needs to Know ® delves into the issues that Americans debate when they talk about guns. With a balanced ...


Feminisms Matter: Debates, Theories, Activism
Victoria L. Bromley

University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division, 2012

In this lively narrative, newcomers to women's and gender studies, feminist politics, history, and sociology explore a refreshing take on a subject matter often loaded with assumptions. Feminist theories are viewed through the critical intersections of race, class, sexuality, age, and ability, and are embedded in the experiences of everyday life, allowing Bromley to engage readers in doing theory, in making sense of concepts like "power" and ...



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