books about: scholars
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane “biography” of cancer—from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence. Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist’s precision, ...
Preschool Scholar: Ages 3-5
School Zone Pub
Sharpen skills by engaging your child's natural love of learning. This workbook introduces a lively selection of reading readiness, early math, and beginning science skills. Each Activity is supplemented with hands on ideas and jokes.
Turning Angel: A Novel (A Penn Cage Novel)
New York Times bestselling author Greg Iles keeps the secrets of the South alive in this vibrant novel of infatuation, murder, and sexual intrigue set in his hometown of Natchez, Mississippi. Turning Angel marks the long-awaited return of Penn Cage, the lawyer hero of The Quiet Game, and introduces Drew Elliott, the highly respected doctor who saved Penn’s life in a hiking accident when they were boys. As two of the most prominent ...
The Lost Years
Simon & Schuster, 2012
In The Lost Years, Mary Higgins Clark, America’s Queen of Suspense, has written her most astonishing novel to date. At its center is a discovery that, if authenticated, may be the most revered document in human history—“the holiest of the holy”—and certainly the most coveted and valuable object in the world. Biblical scholar Jonathan Lyons believes he has found the rarest of parchments—a letter that may have been written by Jesus ...
Twenty Four Publishing, 2012
Peace Osei is young, beautiful – and addicted to heroin; the only thing that can keep painful past memories at bay. But when a face from the past re-enters her life demanding answers to questions she is not ready to face, it threatens to send Peace swimming deeper into self-destructive waters. Having spent so long drifting away from the real world, can Peace find the strength to face the past and banish her demons?
Student Services: A Handbook for the Profession
Since it was first published, Student Services has become a classic reference in the field. In this edition, a new cast of student affairs scholars examines the student experience in higher education; the evolution of the role of student affairs professionals; and the philosophies, ethics, and theories that guide the practice of student affairs work. The fifth edition covers a broad range of relevant topics including legal issues, managing ...
Excellence: The Character of God and the Pursuit of Scholarly Virtue
Crossway Books, 2011
We are called to excellence in all aspects of our lives and activities, and not least in our character. Andreas Köstenberger summons all Christians, and especially aspiring pastors, scholars, and teachers, to a life of virtue lived out in excellence. Köstenberger moves through Christian virtues chapter by chapter, outlining the Bible’s teaching and showing how Christ-dependent excellence in each area will have a profound impact on one’s ...
Foreign Affairs: A Novel
Open Road Media, 2013
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, and a finalist for the National Book Award: Alison Lurie’s supremely entertaining masterwork about two American scholars, both alone in London, who find romance in the most unlikely places Prim, divorced, and middle-aged, Vinnie Miner gave up on love long ago. On her way to London to research a book about children’s folk rhymes—a scholarly pursuit that ...
The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates
Spiegel & Grau
Two kids named Wes Moore were born blocks apart within a year of each other. Both grew up fatherless in similar Baltimore neighborhoods and had difficult childhoods; both hung out on street corners with their crews; both ran into trouble with the police. How, then, did one grow up to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader, while the other ended up a convicted murderer serving a life sentence? Wes Moore, ...
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary (Laminated Cover)
Laminated hardcover, plain-edged style the Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition is revised and updated, America's best-selling dictionary. It features more than 225,000 clear and precise definitions. More than 42,000 usage examples. Current copyright 2012. Please note that this style is a book with the plain-edged laminated cover, no additional features are with this style; it does not contain the electronic, ...
The Late Scholar: Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane Investigate (Lord Peter Wimsey/Harriet Vane Mysteries)
Minotaur Books, 2014
When a dispute among the Fellows of St. Severin's College, Oxford University, reaches a stalemate, Lord Peter Wimsey discovers that as the Duke of Denver he is "the Visitor"—charged with the task of resolving the issue. It is time for Lord Peter and his detective novelist wife, Harriet, to revisit their beloved Oxford, where their long and literate courtship finally culminated in their engagement and marriage. At first, the dispute seems ...
The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson (Modern Library Classics)
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Introduction by Mary Oliver Commentary by Henry James, Robert Frost, Matthew Arnold, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and Henry David Thoreau The definitive collection of Emerson’s major speeches, essays, and poetry, The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson chronicles the life’s work of a true “American Scholar.” As one of the architects of the transcendentalist movement, Emerson embraced a philosophy that championed the ...
Water for Elephants: A Novel
Though he may not speak of them, the memories still dwell inside Jacob Jankowski's ninety-something-year-old mind. Memories of himself as a young man, tossed by fate onto a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. Memories of a world filled with freaks and clowns, with wonder and pain and anger and passion; a world with its own narrow, irrational rules, its own way of life, and its own way of death. The ...
Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Rise of the Runelords Base Set
Paizo Publishing, LLC.
Paizo Publishing, LLC.
Experience the action of Pathfinder in a whole new way with the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game. A cooperative game for 1 to 4 players, the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game translates the most popular Pathfinder RPG classes, abilities, magic, and more into an entirely new breed of card game. Choose a class and select your cards to create a unique character. Play through adventures, battle monsters and villains, and acquire new feats, items, allies, ...
Little, Brown and Company, 2005
To you, perceptive reader, I bequeath my history....Late one night, exploring her father's library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters. The letters are all addressed to "My dear and unfortunate successor," and they plunge her into a world she never dreamed of-a labyrinth where the secrets of her father's past and her mother's mysterious fate connect to an inconceivable evil hidden in the depths of history.The ...
Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success
Wendy Laura Belcher
SAGE Publications, Inc
"This book is a wonderful addition to a graduate course on professional writing, to a writers' group in need of some structure, or even to the lone writer who needs assistance becoming an academic writer." — Chronicle of Higher Education Wendy Laura Belcher’s Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success is a revolutionary approach to enabling academic authors to overcome their anxieties and ...
Confessions of a Scholarship Winner: The Secrets That Helped Me Win $500,000 in Free Money for College- How ...
How ANY student--including YOU!--can win scholarships and earn free money for college! On the first day of high school, Kristina Ellis's mom--a single, working mother who lost her husband to cancer--informed her that she could not financially support her after graduation. Kristina would need to find her own way to pay for college. As an average student with less-than-impressive test scores, Kristina realized she would have to sell herself ...
Caleb's Crossing: A Novel
Penguin Books, 2011
A New York Times bestselling tale of passion and belief, magic and adventure from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author Bethia Mayfield is a restless and curious young woman growing up in Martha's vineyard in the 1660s amid a small band of pioneering English Puritans. At age twelve, she meets Caleb, the young son of a chieftain, and the two forge a secret bond that draws each into the alien world of the other. Bethia's father is a Calvinist ...
The Jewish Study Bible: Featuring The Jewish Publication Society TANAKH Translation
Oxford University Press
The Jewish Study Bible is a one-volume resource tailored especially for the needs of students of the Hebrew Bible. Nearly forty scholars worldwide contributed to the translation and interpretation of the Jewish Study Bible , representing the best of Jewish biblical scholarship available today. A committee of highly-respected biblical scholars and rabbis from the Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform Judaism movements produced this modern ...
Kitten's First Full Moon
The nationally bestselling picture book about a kitten, the moon, and a bowl of milk, written by the celebrated author and illustrator Kevin Henkes, was awarded a Caldecott Medal. From one of the most celebrated and beloved picture book creators working in the field today comes a memorable new character and a suspenseful adventure just right for reading and sharing at home and in the classroom. It is Kitten's first full moon, and when she sees ...
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