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All Creatures Great and Small

James Herriot - 1972
    For decades, Herriot roamed the remote, beautiful Yorkshire Dales, treating every patient that came his way from smallest to largest, and observing animals and humans alike with his keen, loving eye.In All Creatures Great and Small, we meet the young Herriot as he takes up his calling and discovers that the realities of veterinary practice in rural Yorkshire are very different from the sterile setting of veterinary school. Some visits are heart-wrenchingly difficult, such as one to an old man in the village whose very ill dog is his only friend and companion, some are lighthearted and fun, such as Herriot's periodic visits to the overfed and pampered Pekinese Tricki Woo who throws parties and has his own stationery, and yet others are inspirational and enlightening, such as Herriot's recollections of poor farmers who will scrape their meager earnings together to be able to get proper care for their working animals. From seeing to his patients in the depths of winter on the remotest homesteads to dealing with uncooperative owners and critically ill animals, Herriot discovers the wondrous variety and never-ending challenges of veterinary practice as his humor, compassion, and love of the animal world shine forth.James Herriot's memoirs have sold 80 million copies worldwide, and continue to delight and entertain readers of all ages

All Creatures Great and Small / All Things Bright and Beautiful

James Herriot - 1972
     Within a year, the book had become recognized as a masterpiece. It went on to sell millions of copies and began the marvelous series of books, beloved of readers all over the world, which have so far sold over 20 million copies in English alone. Here, for the first time, the first two books in this series are being published together.These pages, now as then, are full of humor, warmth, pathos, drama, and James Herriot's unique and richly justified love of life. His journeys across the Yorkshire dales, his encounters with humans and dogs, cows and kittens, are illuminating by his infinite fascination and affection, and rendered with all the infectious joy of a born storyteller.Whether struggling mightily to position a calf for birthing, or comforting a lonely old man whose beloved dog and only companion has died, Herriot's heartwarming and often hilarious stories perfectly depict the wonderful relationship between man and animal. His wonderful stories make us laugh and cry, as we marvel at the everyday miracles he creates.

Ô Jérusalem

Larry Collins - 1972
    Collins & Lapierre weave a tapestry of shattered hopes, valor & fierce pride as the Arabs, Jews & British collide in their fight for control of Jerusalem. O Jerusalem! meticulously recreates this historic struggle. It penetrates the battle from the inside, exploring each party's interests, intentions & concessions as the city of their dreams teeters on the brink of destruction. From the Jewish fighters & their heroic commanders to the Arab chieftain whose death in battle doomed his cause along with the Mufti of Jerusalem's support for Hitler and the extermination of the Jews, but inspired a generation of Palestinians, O Jerusalem! tells the 3-dimensional story of this high-stakes, emotional conflict.

The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge

David McCullough - 1972
    (It was the heyday of Boss Tweed in New York.) But the Brooklyn Bridge was at once the greatest engineering triumph of the age, a surpassing work of art, a proud American icon, and a story like no other in our history. Courage, chicanery, unprecedented ingenuity and plain blundering, heroes, rascals, all the best and worst in human nature played a part. At the center of the drama were the stricken chief engineer, Washington Roebling and his remarkable wife, Emily Warren Roebling, neither of whom ever gave up in the face of one heartbreaking setback after another. The Great Bridge is a sweeping narrative of a stupendous American achievement that rose up out of its era like a cathedral, a symbol of affirmation then and still in our time.

Blood in My Eye

George L. Jackson - 1972
    George Jackson died on August 21, 1971, at the hands of San Quentin prison guards during an alleged escape attempt. At eighteen, George Jackson was convicted of stealing seventy dollars from a gas station and was sentenced from one year to life. He was to spent the rest of his life -- eleven years-- in the California prison system, seven in solitary confinement. In prison he read widely and transformed himself into an activist and political theoretician who defined himself as a revolutionary.


Leo F. Buscaglia - 1972
    What it is and what it isn't. It is about you--and about everybody who has ever reached out to touch the heart of another.

Report from Engine Co. 82

Dennis Smith - 1972
    From his bawdy and brave fellow firefighters to the hopeful, hateful, beautiful and beleaguered residents of the poverty-stricken district where he works, Dennis Smith tells the story of a brutalising yet rewarding profession.

Patterns of Fashion 1 Englishwomen's Dresses & Their Construction C. 1660-1860

Janet Arnold - 1972
    The patterns for selected garments have been updated for the modern silhouette.

Life Lessons: Two Experts on Death and Dying Teach Us About the Mysteries of Life and Living

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross - 1972
    The tragedy is not that life is short but that we often see only in hindsight what really matters. In this, her first book on life and living, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross joins with David Kessler to guide us through the practical and spiritual lessons we need to learn so that we can live life to its fullest in every moment. Many years of working with the dying have shown the authors that certain lessons come up over and over again. Some of these lessons are enormously difficult to master, but even the attempts to understand them can be deeply rewarding. Here, in fourteen accessible chapters, from the Lesson of Love to the Lesson of Happiness, the authors reveal the truth about our fears, our hopes, our relationships, and, above all, about the grandness of who we really are.

The Men with the Pink Triangle: The True Life-and-Death Story of Homosexuals in the Nazi Death Camps

Heinz Heger - 1972
    Since that time, books such as Richard Plant's The Pink Triangle (and Martin Sherman's play Bent) have illuminated this nearly lost history. Heinz Heger's first-person account, The Men with the Pink Triangle, was one of the first books on the topic and remains one of the most important. In 1939, Heger, a Viennese university student, was arrested and sentenced to prison for being a "degenerate." Within weeks he was transported to Sachsenhausen, a concentration camp in East Germany, and forced to wear a pink triangle to show that his crime was homosexuality. He remained there, under horrific conditions, until the end of the war in 1945. The power of The Men with the Pink Triangle comes from Heger's sparse prose and his ability to recall--and communicate--the smallest resonant details. The pain and squalor of everyday camp life--the constant filth, the continuous presence of death, and the unimaginable cruelty of those in command--are all here. But Heger's story would be unbearable were it not for the simple courage he and others used to survive and, having survived, that he bore witness. This book is harrowing but necessary reading for everyone concerned about gay history, human rights, or social justice. --Michael Bronski


Robin Lee Graham - 1972
    Five years and 33,000 miles later, he returned to home port with a wife and daughter and enough extraordinary experiences to fill this bestselling book, Dove.

Srimad Bhagavatam: First Canto

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda - 1972
    The timeless wisdom of India is expressed in the Vedas, ancient Sanskrit texts that touches upon all fields of human knowledge. Originally preserved through oral tradition, the Vedas were first put into writing by Srila Vyasadeva, the "literary incarnation of God." After compiling the Vedas, Srila Vyasadeva was inspired by his spiritual master to present their profound essence in the form of Srimad-Bhagavatam. Known as "the ripened fruit of the tree of Vedic literature," Srimad-Bhagavatam is the most complete and authoritative exposition of Vedic knowledge.After writing the Bhagavatam, Vyasa taught it to his son, Shukadeva Goswami, who later spoke the Bhagavatam to Maharaja Parikshit in an assembly of sages on the bank of the sacred Ganges River. Although Maharaja Parikshit was a great rajarshi (saintly king) and the emperor of the world, when he received notice of his death seven days in advance, he renounced his entire kingdom and retired to the bank of the Ganges to seek spiritual enlightenment. The questions of King Parikshit and Shukadeva Goswami's illuminating answers, concerning everything from the nature of the self to the origin of the universe, are the basis of Srimad-Bhagavatam.This edition of Bhagavatam is the only complete English translation with an elaborate and scholarly commentary, and it is the first edition widely available to the English-reading public. This work is the product of the scholarly and devotional effort of His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the world's most distinguished teacher of Indian religious and philosophical thought. His Sanskrit scholarship and intimate familiarity with Vedic culture combine to reveal to the West a magnificent exposition of this important classic.

The Water is Wide

Pat Conroy - 1972
    Across a slip of ocean lies South Carolina. But for the handful of families on Yamacraw Island, America is a world away. For years the people here lived proudly from the sea, but now its waters are not safe. Waste from industry threatens their very existence–unless, somehow, they can learn a new life. But they will learn nothing without someone to teach them, and their school has no teacher.Here is PAT CONROY’S extraordinary drama based on his own experience–the true story of a man who gave a year of his life to an island and the new life its people gave him.

The Hidden Art of Homemaking

Edith Schaeffer - 1972
    The author reveals the many opportunities for artistic expression that can be found in ordinary, everyday life.

Notebooks, 1935-1951

Albert Camus - 1972
    Covering ground form young adulthood to the height of Camus's career, these notebooks contain sketches for future works, excerpts from favorite books, and reflections on death, loneliness, and art.

The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade

Alfred W. McCoy - 1972
    government complicity in global drug trafficking, The Politics of Heroin includes meticulous documentation of dishonesty and dirty dealings at the highest levels from the Cold War until today. Maintaining a global perspective, this groundbreaking study details the mechanics of drug trafficking in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and South and Central America. New chapters detail U.S. involvement in the narcotics trade in Afghanistan and Pakistan before and after the fall of the Taliban, and how U.S. drug policy in Central America and Colombia has increased the global supply of illicit drugs.

Giving Good Weight

John McPhee - 1972
    With your thumbs, you excavate the cheese. You choose your stringbeans one at a time. You pulp the nectarines and rape the sweet corn. You are something wonderful, you are—people of the city—and we, who are almost without exception strangers here, are as absorbed with you as you seem to be with the numbers on our hanging scales." So opens the title piece in this collection of John McPhee's classic essays, grouped here with four others, including "Brigade de Cuisine," a profile of an artistic and extraordinary chef; "The Keel of Lake Dickey," in which a journey down the whitewater of a wild river ends in the shadow of a huge projected dam; a report on plans for the construction of nuclear power plants that would float in the ocean; and a pinball shoot-out between two prizewinning journalists.

The Man Who Moved a Mountain

Richard C. Davids - 1972
    Often compared to Mark Twain's tales of the Mississippi, the style and the text show, with stark clarity, the transforming effects Childress and his ministry had on the rough and wild mountain communities of this section of Virginia.

A Whale for the Killing

Farley Mowat - 1972
    When an 80-ton fin whale became trapped in a nearby saltwater lagoon, Mowat rejoiced: here was the first chance to study at close range one of the most magnificent animals in creation. Some local villagers thought otherwise, blasting the whale with rifle fire and hacking open her back with a motorboat propeller. Mowat appealed desperately to the authorities, but it was too late-ravaged by an infection resulting from her massive wounds, the whale died. A plea for the end of commercial hunting of the whale, this moving account blends all the tension of the life-and-death struggle for one animal's survival with the drama of man's wanton destruction of life-bearing creatures and the environment itself.

The Descent of Woman

Elaine Morgan - 1972
    On its first publication in 1972 it sparked an international debate and became a rallying-point for feminism, changing the terminology of anthropologists forever. Starting with her demolition of the Biblical myth that woman was an afterthought to the creation of man, Elaine Morgan rewrites human history and evolution.This lively, informative book sets out to solve the riddle of our origins; its answer is controversial. Elaine Morgan has made The Aquatic Ape Hypothesis a plausible alternative to conventional theories of evolution and The Descent of Woman first set out an understanding of who humans are and where they came from.Elaine Morgan was best known as a writer for television until the publication of The Descent of Woman in 1972, which became an international bestseller. She then spent ten years researching human evolution before publishing The Aquatic Ape (published by Souvenir Press as a revised edition, The Aquatic Ape Hypothesis) in 1982. In the years since, The Aquatic Ape Hypothesis has gone on to win widespread support among scientists.It is a measure of Elaine Morgan's enduring importance, provocative thought and international reputation that in January 2006, the first Chinese translation of The Aquatic Ape Hypothesis became a Number 1 bestseller in Taiwan.

World's Great Men of Color, Volume II

J.A. Rogers - 1972
    In this first volume: outstanding blacks of Asia and Africa, and historical figures before Christ -- including Akhenaton, Aesop, Hannibal, Cleopatra, Zenobia, Askia the Great, the Mahdi, Samuel Adjai Crowther, and many more. World's Great Men of Color is a comprehensive account of the great Black personalities in world history. J. A. Rogers was one of the first Black scholars to devote most of his life to researching the lives of hundreds of men and women of color. This first volume is a convenient reference; equipped with a comprehensive introduction, it treats all aspects of recorded Black history. J. A. Rogers's book is vital reading for everyone who wants a fuller and broader understanding of the great personalities who have shaped our world. The companion volume covers the great Blacks of Europe, South and Central America, the West Indies, and the United States, including Marcus Garvey, Robert Browning, Dom Pedro, Alexandre Dumas, Joachim Murat, Aleksander Sergeevich Pushkin, Alessandro de' Medici, St. Benedict the Moor, and many others.

Pure, White and Deadly: The new facts about the sugar you eat as a cause of heart disease, diabetes and other killers

John Yudkin - 1972
    Using everyday language and a range of scientific evidence, Professor Yudkin explores the ins and out of sugar, from the different types - is brown sugar really better than white? - to how it is hidden inside our everyday foods, and how it is damaging our health.Brought up-to-date by childhood obesity expert Dr Robert Lustig M.D., his classic exposé on the hidden dangers of sugar is essential reading for anyone interested in their health, the health of their children and the health of modern society.

The People's Guide to Mexico

Carl Franz - 1972
    Now in its updated 13th edition, The People's Guide to Mexico still offers the ideal combination of basic travel information, entertaining stories, and friendly guidance about everything from driving in Mexico City to hanging a hammock to bartering at the local mercado.Features include:- Advice on planning your trip, where to go, and how to get around once you're there- Practical tips to help you stay healthy and safe, deal with red tape, change money, send email, letters and packages, use the telephone, do laundry, order food, speak like a local, and more- Well-informed insight into Mexican culture, and hints for enjoying traditional fiestas and celebrations- The most complete information available on Mexican Internet resources, book and map reviews, and other info sources for travelers

Will There Really Be a Morning?

Frances Farmer - 1972
    This book was published about a year after her death of cancer in 1970.

Before the Deluge: A Portrait of Berlin in the 1920s

Otto Friedrich - 1972
    "The City of Nets," as Brecht called Berlin, before the deluge, and people who created and those who destroyed it.

Famine, Affluence, and Morality

Peter Singer - 1972
    Through this article, Singer presents his view that we have the same moral obligations to those far away as we do to those close to us. He argued that choosing not to send life-saving money to starving people on the other side of the earth is the moral equivalent of neglecting to save drowning children because we prefer not to muddy our shoes. If we can help, we must--and any excuse is hypocrisy. Singer's extreme stand on our moral obligations to others became a powerful call to arms and continues to challenge people's attitudes towards extreme poverty. Today, it remains a central touchstone for those who argue we should all help others more than we do.As Bill and Melinda Gates observe in their foreword, in the age of today's global philanthropy, Singer's essay is as relevant now as it ever was. This attractively packaged, concise edition collects the original article, two of Singer's more recent popular writings on our obligations to others around the world, and a new introduction by Singer that discusses his current thinking.

Asimov's Guide to Science

Isaac Asimov - 1972
    Ranging from Galilei, Achimedes, Newton and Einstein, he takes the most complex concepts and explains it in such a way that a first-time reader on the subject feels confident on his/her understanding.

Catch Me a Colobus

Gerald Durrell - 1972
    First published in 1972.

P.S. Your Not Listening

Eleanor Craig - 1972
    How do you teach long division to a child who believes the banana in his lunchbox is alive and trying to escape? How do you maintain control when one of your students has locked you in a closet? How do you convince a child that people are not for hurting when he is constantly battered and rejected at home?Five children, five universes, five enemies - and Eleanor Craig, teacher extraordinaire, who battled to make them face the real world and survive.

Some More Horse Tradin'

Ben K. Green - 1972
    Green has rounded up fifteen new yarns filled with the ornery yet irresistible style that has earned his books a place in classic Western Americana. Some More Horse Tradin’ recounts the dealings of a whole slew of craggy old-timers and rangy characters. See them match wits as they trade well-bred mares, snorty-like range colts, and used-to-be-bad horses from the tumbleweed plains. Admire the old-time knavery, skill, and salesmanship in such tales as “Gittin’ Even,” “Brethren Horse Traders,” “Mule Schoolin’,” and “Water Treatment and the Sore-Tailed Bronc.” Ride along with Green, and he’ll tell you what he knows about horseflesh--but keep your wits about you, and hang on to your wallet.

Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam

Frances FitzGerald - 1972
    Originally published in 1972, FIRE IN THE LAKE was the first history of Vietnam written by an American, and subsequently won the Pulitzer Prize, the Bancroft Prize, and the National Book Award. With a clarity and insight unrivaled by any author before it or since, Frances FitzGerald illustrates how America utterly and tragically misinterpreted the realities of Vietnam.

Peace from Nervous Suffering

Claire Weekes - 1972
    Written in response to great demand from both the medical and psychological communities, as well as from her own devoted readers, Dr. Weekes’s revolutionary approach to treating nervous tension is sympathetic, medically sound, and quite possibly one of the most successful step-by-step guides to mental health available.

The Silence of the North

Olive A. Fredrickson - 1972
    The incredible true story of one woman's fight for survival in the Arctic wilderness.

The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga

Vishnu-Devananda - 1972

The Last Whole Earth Catalog

Portola Institute - 1972
    Everything you ever wanted to know about the counter-culture. 442 pages, illustrations. 16th edition, corrected to June, 1975.

Lord Byron: Selected Letters and Journals

Lord Byron - 1972
    They provide a vivid self-portrait of the man who, of all his contemporaries, seems to express attitudes and feelings most in tune with the twentieth century. In addition, they offer a mirror of his own time. This first collected edition of all Byron's known letters supersedes Prothero's incomplete edition at the turn of the century. It includes a considerable number of hitherto unpublished letters and the complete text of many that were bowdlerized by former editors for a variety of reasons. Prothero's edition included 1,198 letters. This edition will have more than 3,000, over 80 percent of them transcribed entirely from the original manuscripts. Byron's epistolary saga continues "con brio" in this volume. At the start of 1818 he sends off the last canto of Childe Harold and abandons himself to the debaucheries of the Carnival in Venice. At the close of 1819 he resolves to return to England but instead follows Teresa Guiccioli to Ravenna. In the meantime he writes three long poems and two cantos of Don Juan, whose bowdlerization he violently protests; he breaks off with Marianna Segati, copes with his amorous "tigress" Margarita Cogni, then falls passionately in love with the young Countess Guiccioli; he thinks seriously of emigrating to South America; he takes custody of his little daughter Allegra and becomes increasingly fond of the child. The Shelleys visit him, as does Thomas Moore, to whom he entrusts his memoirs (burned after his death). The letters to friends are amarvelous outpouring of funny anecdotes, practical talk, discussions of his poems, statements of his beliefs. The love letters are in a class by themselves.

Human Revolution- Volume 1

Daisaku Ikeda - 1972
    The first volume in a five-volume work in the form of a slightly fictionalized biography describing the development of Soka Gakkai, the worldwide religion based on Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism.

Thirteen: The Apollo Flight That Failed

Henry S.F. Cooper Jr. - 1972
    This minute-by-minute account of the only manned NASA mission to have malfunctioned outside Earth's orbit describes the entire episode.

The Hodgepodge Book

Duncan Emrich - 1972
    Collected by Duncan Emrich. Illustrated by Ib Ohlsson.

More Tell Me Why

Arkady Leokum - 1972
    Language English Edition Revised edition Binding Hardcover ANSWERS TO OVER 300 QUESTIONS CHILDREN ASK MOST OFTEN (English)

Miracle Power for Infinite Riches: HT Wish Yourself Rich Make That Wish Come True By Using Amazing Psychic Law Infi

Joseph Murphy - 1972
    Step-by-step, in crystal clear language, it explains exactly what to do and how to do it to unlock what Dr. Murphy calls the "Treasure House of Infinity"--and automatically reap a golden harvest of wealth, power, friendship, and spiritual prosperity.

First Aid Manual: The Authorised Manual of St John Ambulance, St. Andrews Ambulance Association and the British Red Cross

St. John Ambulance Association - 1972
    Showing you how to treat someone suffering from more than 100 medical conditions and injuries, whether a minor burn or a heart attack, this latest edition of the bestselling ACEP First Aid Manual gives you the knowledge you need instantly if someone becomes ill or gets hurt.

The Whale: Mighty Monarch Of The Sea

Jacques-Yves Cousteau - 1972

The Left Hand of the Electron

Isaac Asimov - 1972
    Second printing of the paperback edition, with new cover.

The Times Concise Atlas of the World

The Times - 1972
    An amazingly detailed view of the world is provided by 260 pages of mapping, and the illustrated thematic content covers the most important geographical issues of the day. The reference mapping has been completely revised with thousands of changes reflecting recent geopolitical and geographical changes around the world. The 26 new World Heritage sites added in July 2012, such as the Landscape of Pré in Canada, Western Ghats in India, and the site of Xanadu in China, are all represented here. Other updates include the addition of Queen Elizabeth Land in Antarctica; new administrative divisions in India, Bangladesh, Chad, and Finland; the largest cities sizes based on latest UN figures; updated English place name forms for countries such as South Korea, Taiwan, and Georgia; and the realigned International Date Line around Samoa. The index contains more than 130,000 place names, fully cross-referenced with alternative and former names.

Lots More Tell Me Why

Arkady Leokum - 1972
    An alternative cover for this edition can be found hereAnswers to questions about such things as the world around us and how it began, the human body, how other creatures live, and how things are made.

Super Memory - Super Student: How to Raise Your Grades in 30 Days

Harry Lorayne - 1972
    or contribute. There is no learning without memory.

The Art of Beatrix Potter

Enid Linder - 1972

Gnosis: The Mesoteric Cycle (Book 2)

Boris Mouravieff - 1972
    Book by Mouravieff, Boris

Elijah And The Secret Of His Power

F.B. Meyer - 1972
    Frederick Brotherton Meyer (April 8, 1847 – March 28, 1929), a contemporary and friend of D. L. Moody was a Baptist pastor and evangelist in England involved in ministry and inner city mission work on both sides of the Atlantic. Author of numerous religious books and articles, many of which remain in print today, he has been described as The Archbishop of the Free Churches.

St. Kilda: Island on the Edge of the World

Charles Maclean - 1972
    Increased contact with the mainland during the 19th century brought about the downfall of what many once regarded as an ideal society. Missionaries and tourists brought money, disease and despotism. In 1930 the islanders, who could no longer support themselves, were finally evacuated at their own request. The island, which is difficult to access, is now a nature reserve.

Mayes' Midwifery: A Textbook for Midwifery

Betty R. Sweet - 1972
    The twelfth edition of this well-known and highly respected textbook features many new chapters, and covers the full range of midwifery core issues and related subjects.

Four Years in the Mountains of Kurdistan: An Armenian Boy's Memoir of Survival

Aram Haigaz - 1972
    He and his mother were put into a forced march and deportation of Armenians into the Turkish desert, part of the systematic destruction of the largely Christian Armenian population in 1915 by the Ottoman Empire. His mother urged Aram to convert to Islam in order to survive, and on the fourth day of the march, a Turk agreed to take this young convert into his household. Aram spent four long years living as a slave, servant and shepherd among Kurdish tribes, slowly gaining his captors trust. He grew from a boy to a man in these years and his narrative offers readers a remarkable coming of age story as well as a valuable eyewitness to history. Haigaz was able to escape to the United States in 1921."

Nānā I Ke Kumu (Look to the Source) Volume 1

Mary Kawena Pukui - 1972

Essential English for Journalists, Editors and Writers

Harold Evans - 1972
    What makes a good English sentence? How should you rewrite a bad one? What clichés and other word-traps are to be avoided? Using a wealth of examples drawn from British and American newspapers, Essential English is an indispensable guide for all who have to convey information by the written or printed word.

The Poor Man's James Bond

Kurt Saxon - 1972
    It embodies all the practical paramilitary knowledge collected and studied by dissident groups through-out America.

Russian History in Tales

Sergei Alexeyev - 1972
    Their road took them up to the present day through struggle with their oppressors and fierce battles with foreign invaders. Each historical stage produced its own heroes.

The Victorian Dictionary of Slang Phrase

J. Redding Ware - 1972
    Redding Ware set out to record words and turns of phrase from all walks of life, from the curses in common use by sailors to the rhyming slang of the street and the jargon of the theater dandies. In doing so, he extended the lifespan of words like “air-hole,” “lally-gagging,” and “bow-wow mutton.” First published in 1909 and reproduced here with a new introduction by Oxford English Dictionary former editor John Simpson, The Victorian Dictionary of Slang and Phrase 1909 reflects the rich history of unofficial English. Many of the expressions are obsolete; one is not likely to have the misfortune of encountering a “parlour jumper.” Order a “shant of bivvy” at the pub and you’ll be met with a blank stare. But some of the entries reveal the origins of expressions still in use today, such as calling someone a “bad egg” to indicate that they are dishonest or of ill-repute. While showing the significant influence of American English on Victorian slang, the Dictionary also demonstrates how impressively innovative its speakers were. A treasure trove of everyday language of the nineteenth century, this book has much to offer in terms of insight into the intriguing history of English and will be of interest to anyone with a passion for words.

Bacon and Beans From a Gold Pan

George Hoeper - 1972
    He decided to capitalize on his life-long fascination with gold mining, his knowledge of the woodlands, and the enthusiastic support of his wife to move to the rich Mother Lode country along the foothills of the Sierra. For more than 4 years they mined the region's creeks and rivers, gleaning from a few cents to a few dollars a day in tiny, hard-earned nuggets and gold dust. At least, they always made enough with their gold pan and sluice box to "buy bacon and beans."But, they struck it rich in many other ways: in their closeness to the natural world, in the warm companionship of the foothill natives and other "snipers" (as the depression-day prospectors were called), and in the satisfaction of their own freedom and independence. As this nostalgic, entertaining memoir shows, Jesse and Dot Coffey had good reason to regard these experiences as "the best years of our lives."

The John Collier Reader

John Collier - 1972

Licit and Illicit Drugs; The Consumers Union Report on Narcotics, Stimulants, Depressants, Inhalants, Hallucinogens and Marijuana-Including Caffeine, Nicotine and Alcohol

Edward M. Brecher - 1972
    It devotes a section to each common drug, including caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol, delineating its origin, patterns of use, pharmacology, cultural traditions, its licit and illicit use by Americans today, and its legal history. Consumers Union then takes these findings, and out of an integrated review of social, legal, and pharmacological effects, presents a series of specific recommendations aimed at both legislators and the community -- including drug users. Meticulously documented and researched, this compendium of accurate and complete information is unparalleled in dispelling rumors and misrepresentations that have so long affeted our policies towards drugs.

The Way: The Living Bible

Anonymous - 1972

The Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers Book

Arlene Croce - 1972
    Apart, each was individual, brilliant. Together, they were ineffable; for the first and only time on the screen, a profound partnership was created by the act of dancing.In The Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers Book, Arlene Croce gathers together a thousand fascinating facts and production details about the nine (plus one) Astaire-Rogers movies and marries them to a dazzling, comprehensive analysis of all the Fred and Ginger numbers from those films. Lavishly keyed into the text at appropriate points are over 100 related photographs plus two unique flip sequences: the glorious "Waltz in Swing Time," the pounding "Let Yourself Go."Here is the definitive book on a memorable alliance. Fred and Ginger are together again!

N.C. Wyeth: The Collected Paintings, Illustrations & Murals

Douglas Allen - 1972
    The result: a fully realized portrait of a "golden age" illustrator whose work appeared in then Saturday Evening Post, a classic edition of Treasure Island, and elsewhere for 42 years.

Boyhood with Gurdjieff

Fritz Peters - 1972
    Long out of print, this special hardcover reissue of Fritz Peters' account of his five years with G.I. Gurdjieff ranks among the classics of Gurdjieffian literature. Only 11 years old when his aunt, Margaret Anderson, brought him to the Prieuré in June 1924, he immediately became devoted to Gurdjieff. Within weeks, however, Gurdjieff suffered a near fatal car crash. During his recovery the young boy became his "chair carrier." Other tasks included mowing the château's great lawns, kitchen boy, waiter and gatekeeper. He also was to clean Gurdjieff's room, no small task as Gurdjieff delighted in wrecking it. Peters was among the few to whom Gurdjieff gave individual lessons on the teaching. An acute observer and talented writer, Peters' crisp images and scenes, often hilarious, give a rare look at what life was like at Gurdjieff's Institute for the Harmonious Development of Man. Peters' interactions with Miss Madison (Ethel Merston), Rachmilevitch, and Gurdjieff's dog Philos, as well as A. R. Orage and Gertrude Stein are quite telling. Said the writer Henry Miller of Peters' book, "It's full of amazing anecdotes and the wisdom of life."

I Am the Gate

Osho - 1972
    Osho speaks on the relationship between freedom and consciousness, defines his neo-sannyas, and elaborates on the mysteries of initiation and disciplehood.

Lesbian/ Woman

Del Martin - 1972
    Lesbian/Woman, written by the founders of the Daughters of Bilitis, is a comprehensive account of the lesbian world by two of the GLBT community's legendary activists.

Northern Farm

Henry Beston - 1972
    He translates the philosophy of the Maine farmer into terms as applicable in Manhattan as on the Kennebec. Northern Farm is among the great classics of American nature writing

The Brothers' War: Biafra and Nigeria

John De St. Jorre - 1972

Life of Joseph F. Smith

Joseph Fielding Smith - 1972
    He commenced life in the midst of tribulation and dark persecution, and through the greater part of his life he was called upon to face the spirit of hate and wickedness, to a degree almost beyond human endurance. He was deprived of his father's loving and needed care and protection when but six years of age, through the wicked, murderous hate of a fiendish mob, among which wore found professed ministers of religion. Fortunately he was left in the care of a loving, capable, highly religious mother, whose soul was filled with a faith and fortitude which carried on in the face of almost insurmountable difficulties. By her he was taught strict obedience to the laws of God. Because of her faith, and integrity to the truth, he learned not only to rely on her counsels in his tender years, but the impressions she left upon his soul continued with him through all his years.

Wah-to-yah, and the Taos Trail; or Prairie travel and scalp dances, with a look at Los Rancheros from Muleback and the Rocky Mountain Campfire

Lewis Hector Garrard - 1972
     Beginning in what is now Kansas City he joined a caravan headed for Bent’s Fort in southeastern Colorado near the Spanish Peaks, which was known to the Native Americans as Wah-to-Yah. Just before Garrard had arrived in the southwest Charles Bent, who was the recently appointed Governor of the newly acquired New Mexico Territory, was scalped and killed by Pueblo warriors during the Taos Revolt. Garrard’s account is therefore a vivid first-hand account of the Taos Revolt and its aftermath. Through the course of Wah-to-yah and the Taos Trail Garrard explains how he came into contact with some of the most famous figures of western history, including Kit Carson, Jim Beckwourth, Ceran St. Vrain, George F. Ruxton, William Bent, and others. Scholars like Robert Gale have highlighted how the book provides “anthropologically accurate” descriptions of the Cheyenne Indians and other Native American tribes in the southwest of America. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of the old west, for as the Pulitzer Prize winning author A. B. Guthrie Jr. stated, it is “the genuine article” and brilliantly depicts “the Indian, the trader, the mountain man, their dress, and behavior and speech and the country and climate they lived in.” Lewis Hector Garrard was the son of a prominent family from Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1846 he set out for a ten-month trip to the southwestern United States. While in Taos, Garrard attended the trial of some of the Mexicans and Pueblos who had revolted against U.S. rule of New Mexico, newly captured in the Mexican-American War. Garrard wrote the only eye witness account of the trial and hanging of six convicted men. His book Wah-to-Yah was first published in 1850 and he passed away in 1887.

Fashions in Makeup: From Ancient to Modern Times

Richard Corson - 1972
    Concentrating mainly on makeup traditions of the Western world, with some examples from other countries included for comparison, Corson describes the cosmetics with which men and women have decorated their faces, how they have applied them, and what they looked like as a result. This edition has an additional 16 new pages by fashion historian James Sherwood to bring makeup trends up to the present day. It is an essential reference for students, makeup artists, costume designers, actors, illustrators, beauty consultants, social historians, and all those interested in the use and application of cosmetics.

On The Other Side: 23 Days With The Viet Cong

Kate Webb - 1972

Native Planters in Old Hawaii: Their Life, Lore and Environment

Elizabeth Green Handy - 1972
    It has been reprinted with an index to subjects and chants, making this edition invaluable for scholars and laymen alike. This pioneering study of cultivation practices, beliefs, and rituals is the fruit of a brilliant collaborative effort between the eminent Pacific anthropologist, E.S. Craighill Handy, and his wife Elizabeth, and the noted authority on Hawaiian language and culture, Mary Kawena Pukui.

Tomorrow's Tomorrow: The Black Woman

Joyce A. Ladner - 1972
    The author, in a substantial new introduction, considers what has changed and what has remained constant for them since the book was first published in 1971. Joyce A. Ladner spent four years interviewing, observing, and socializing with more than a hundred girls living in the Pruitt-Igoe housing project in St. Louis. She was challenged by preconceived academic ideas and labels and by her own past as a black child in rural Mississippi. Rejecting the white middle-class perspective of “deviant” behavior, she examined the expectations and aspirations of these representative black girls and their feelings about parents and boyfriends, marriage, pregnancy, and child-rearing. Ladner asked what life was like in the urban black community for the “average” girl, how she defined her roles and behaviors, and where she found her role models. She was interested in any significant disparity between aspirations and the resources to achieve them. To what extent did the black teenager share the world of her white peers? If the questions were searching, the conclusions were provocative. According to Ladner, “The total misrepresentation of the Black community and the various myths which surround it can be seen in microcosm in the Black female adolescent.”

Biology Of Animals

Cleveland P. Hickman Jr. - 1972
    This respected text has been a best-seller for more than 20 years as a result of it's accuracy, quality illustrations, clarity of writing, and current research and taxonomy.

Sigurd F. Olson's Wilderness Days: A Season-by-Season Selection of the Best-Loved Writings of One of America's Best-Loved Nature Writers

Sigurd F. Olson - 1972
    This is the green-covered hard bound edition, the U.S. original.

The Psychology of Learning Mathematics: Expanded American Edition

Richard R. Skemp - 1972
     The Psychology of Learning Mathematics, already translated into six languages (including Chinese and Japanese), has been revised for this American Edition to include the author's most recent findings on the formation of mathematical concepts, different kinds of imagery, interpersonal and emotional factors, and a new model of intelligence. The author contends that progress in the areas of learning and teaching mathematics can only be made when such factors as the abstract and hierarchical nature of mathematics, the relation to mathematical symbolism and the distinction between intelligent learning and rote memorization are taken into account and instituted in the classroom.

Land Above the Trees: A Guide to American Alpine Tundra

Ann Zwinger - 1972
    No other book has ever looked so closely, so thoroughly, and so charmingly at this important and fragile ecological zone.

Today Is Mine (Devotions for Today)

Leroy Brownlow - 1972
    Beautifully bound in silver, the book is gift-boxed for presentation.

Time of Need: Forms of Imagination in the Twentieth Century

William Barrett - 1972

Victorian Inventions

Leonard De Vries - 1972
    Here is a treasure trove of incredible inventions and devices presented in more than 350 illustrations - ranging from steam tricycles, flying machines, dinner table trains and the infamous boneshaker to phonographs, experiments with electricity, musical telephones, chocolate dispensing machines, X-rays, and even devices to prevent snoring and sea-sickness.

The Peacock Throne: Drama of Mughal India

Waldemar Hansen - 1972
    Among unforgettable characters are Akbar with his rude genius; opium-eater Jahangir and his power-mad consort Nur Jahan; the fiendish Princess Raushanara who secertly kept nine boys in her apartment to divert her nad Aurangzeb, the most obessive Mogul of them all. Seizing the peculiar dynamics of the dynasty itself.

The Massage Book

George Downing - 1972
    Published in 1972 and continuously in print since then, The Massage Book introduced Swedish massage to American culture.Still current and well regarded, The Massage Book was listed by National Health magazine as the first of twenty-five best books that have changed our thinking about our health and our world.  Today, as alternative treatments are being discovered by mainstream health plans, massage is still going strong.  In the last twenty-five years, countless books on massage have been published, but none rivals The Massage Book.

Education And The Rise Of The Corporate State

Joel Spring - 1972

The Secret Team: The CIA & its Allies in Control of the United States & the World

L. Fletcher Prouty - 1972
    Fletcher Prouty's CIA expose, was first published in the 1970s, but virtually all copies of the book disappeared upon distribution, purchased en masse by shady "private buyers." Certainly Prouty's amazing allegations--that the U-2 Crisis of 1960 was fixed to sabotage Eisenhower-Khrushchev talks, and that President Kennedy was assassinated to keep the U.S., and its defense budget, in Vietnam--cannot have pleased the CIA. Though suppressed (until now), "The Secret Team" was an important influence for Oliver Stone's Academy Award-winning film "JFK" and countless other works on U.S. government conspiracies, and it raises the same crucial question today that it did on its first appearance: who, in fact, is in control of the United States and the world?

The Spotted Hyena: A Study of Predation and Social Behavior

Hans Kruuk - 1972

Marvels And Mysteries Of The World Around Us

Reader's Digest Association - 1972
    Maps and illustrations enhancing the absorbing text.

How Did We Find Out the Earth is Round? (How did we find out ... series)

Isaac Asimov - 1972
    Discusses the theories that led to the discovery that the earth was round.

Krisna Consciousness: Topmost Yoga

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda - 1972
    A sample: "Chanting the Hare Krsna mantra is not merely the process of putting an end to the false conception of the self, but it goes beyond that, to the point where the pure spirit soul engages in his eternal, blissful, all-knowing activities in the loving service of God. This is the height of conscious development."

Bioscientific Terminology: Words from Latin and Greek Stems

Donald M. Ayers - 1972
    Each section has 20 lessons—with assignments following each lesson—giving the user a vast technical vocabulary and increased word-recognition ability.  A Definitive Reference: Hundreds of Greek and Latin stems, prefixes, and suffixes show the precise application of the classical languages to biological and medical usage. Topic-organized bibliography, index of bases.

The Evolution Cruncher: Scientific Facts which Annihilate Evolutionary Theory

Vance Ferrell - 1972
    Thousands of scientific facts, disproving every basic area of evolutionary theory.

Film As Film: Understanding And Judging Movies

V.F. Perkins - 1972
    Noted film scholar V. F. Perkins presents criteria for expanding our understanding and enjoyment of movies. He employs commonsense words like balance, coherence, significance, and satisfaction to develop his insightful support of the subtle approach and of the unobtrusive director. Readers will learn why a scene from the humbler movie Carmen Jones is a deeper realization of filmmaking than the bravura lion sequence in the classic Battleship Potemkin. Along the way Perkins invites readers to re-experience with clarity, directness, and simplicity other famous scenes by directors like Hitchcock, Eisenstein, and Chaplin. Perkins examines the origins of movies and embraces their use of both realism and magic, their ability to record as well as to create. In the process he seeks to discover the synthesis between these opposing elements. With the delight of the fan and the perception of the critic, Perkins advances a film theory, based on the work of Bazin and other early film theorists, that is rich with suggestion for debate and further pursuit. Sit beside Perkins as he reacquaints you with cinema, heightens your awareness, deepens your pleasure, and increases your return every time you invest in a movie ticket.

Three Popes and the Cardinal: The Church of Pius, John, and Paul in Its Encounter with Human History

Malachi Martin - 1972

The Humanitarian Theory of Punishment

C.S. Lewis - 1972

Velazquez, Goya and the Dehumanization of Art

José Ortega y Gasset - 1972

Gas Turbine Theory

H. Cohen - 1972
    This text places the theory of gas turbines in the context of the practical realities facing aerospace, mechanical, and industrial designers. There is a strong emphasis on describing the physical reasons for solutions to design problems using practical examples. When the First Edition of this book was written in 1951, the gas turbine was just becoming established as a powerplant for military aircraft. It took another decade before the gas turbine was introduced to civil aircraft, and this market developed so rapidly that the ocean liner was rendered obsolete. Other markets like naval propulsion, pipeline compression and electrical power applications grew steadily. In recent years the gas turbine, in combination with the steam turbine, has played an ever-increasing role in power generation. Despite the rapid advances in both output and efficiency, the basic theory of the gas turbine has remained unchanged. The layout of this new fifth edition is broadly similar to the original, but greatly expanded and updated, comprising an outline of the basic theory, aerodynamic design of individual components, and the prediction of off-design performance. Descriptions of engine developments and current markets make this book useful to both students and practising engineers.

Awareness Through Movement: Easy-to-Do Health Exercises to Improve Your Posture, Vision, Imagination, and Personal Awareness

Moshé Feldenkrais - 1972
    Here is a way for people of every age to integrate physical and mental development into a new, invigorating wholeness. Feldenkrais provides a modern-day, practical program for the perennial ideal of a healthy mind in a healthy body. His down-to-earth method carefully avoids any mystical component and never obliges any pupil to master abstruse theories. Exercises for posture, eyes, imagination, and more will simultaneously build better body habits and focus new dimensions of awareness, self-image, and human potential.

Heretical Empiricism

Pier Paolo Pasolini - 1972
    It includes a new Introduction by Ben Lawton that discusses the relevance of the book on the 30th anniversary of the author's death. It also features the first approved translation of "Repu- diation of the 'Trilogy of Life'," one of Pasolini's most con- troversial final essays. While Pasolini is best known in the U.S. as a revolutionary film director, in Italy he was even better known as poet, novelist, playwright, political gadfly, and scholar of the semiotics of film. "New Academic Publishing should be commended for making this expanded version of Pier Paolo Pasolini's Hermetic Empiricism once again available to the English-speaking public, especially in the light of the fact that the important essay, "Repudiation of the Trilology of Life," has been added to its contents. Thirty years after Pasolini's violent death on 2 November 1975, the appearance of this excellent translation and edition of his major writings on Italian film, literature, and language is most welcome. No figure has emerged in Italy since the writer/director's death that has aroused such passionate opinions from all sides of the political and cultural spectrum. The translations by Ben Lawton and Louise Barnett render Pasolini's sometimes complex prose accurately with ample explanatory notes to guide the reader without a firm grasp of the original essays in Italian. This book represents an important work to have in every library devoted to cultural criticism, cinema, and literary theory." -- Peter Bondanella, Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature and Italian, Indiana University "One of the greatest cultural figures of postwar Europe, Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922-1975), who is already widely known as a revolutionary filmmaker, was an equally important writer and poet. Pasolini's numerous works are published in some 50 volumes, which include poetry, novels, critical and theoretical essays, verse tragedies, screenplays, political journalism, and translations. With this successful and complete translation of Empirismo eretico (a collection of Pasolini's interventions on language, literature, and film written between 1964 and 1971), editors Barnett and Lawton have made a wide sample of Pasolini's most significant theoretical work available to the English-speaking reader. Essays on the screenplay, on the commercial and the art cinema, and on film semiotics make the collection of special interest to American film scholars and students. This volume is further enriched by an excellent introduction, carefully edited notes, a useful biographical glossary, and a thorough index. Given the contemporary interest in studying film, together with other cultural forms, within a broad social and historical context, Pasolini's "extravagantly interdisciplinary" writings beckon as a promising source of insight. A potentially seminal text that could contribute to the further evolution of interdisciplinary humanistic studies, Heretical Empiricism is highly recommended for university and college libraries." -- J. Welle, University of Notre Dame, CHOICE (1989)

Complete Guide to Watercolor Painting

Edgar A. Whitney - 1972
    Years after becoming award-winning painters themselves, his students still quote his "Whitneyisms" to remind themselves of all that is most important in creating art. This fine guide, the distillation of Edgar Whitney's teaching, is one of the most useful, comprehensive, and popular watercolor painting books every published — almost a cult classic. Starting with the nuts-and-bolts basics — including choice of paper, colors, palette, and brushes — and with exercises to give the beginner experience in using washes on both dry and wet paper, the book presents a full course of watercolor painting. The author gives specific, detailed instructions for creating landscapes and for painting portraits and figures — instructions that come vividly to life in two 16-page full-color sections showing the steps involved in creatiang seven of his own watercolors. Other chapters focus on drawing; the principles and elements of design; and matting, framing, and selling completed works of art. Beautifully designed and illustrated, this invaluable book will be treasured by all watercolorists — from complete beginners to experienced painters looking for ways to improve their own paintings.