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Non-Fiction

1980

Cosmos


Carl Sagan - 1980
    In the book, Sagan explores 15 billion years of cosmic evolution and the development of science and civilization. Cosmos traces the origins of knowledge and the scientific method, mixing science and philosophy, and speculates to the future of science. The book also discusses the underlying premises of science by providing biographical anecdotes about many prominent scientists throughout history, placing their contributions into the broader context of the development of modern science.The book covers a broad range of topics, comprising Sagan's reflections on anthropological, cosmological, biological, historical, and astronomical matters from antiquity to contemporary times. Sagan reiterates his position on extraterrestrial life—that the magnitude of the universe permits the existence of thousands of alien civilizations, but no credible evidence exists to demonstrate that such life has ever visited earth.

The Cancer Journals


Audre Lorde - 1980
    Includes photos and tributes to Lorde written after her death in 1992."Grief, terror, courage, the passion for survival and for more than survival, are here in the searchings of a great poet." —Adrienne Rich"This book teaches me that with one breast or none, I am still me." —Alice Walker"The forthrightness and ferocity with which Audre Lorde greeted every social injustice is in full force in this courageous exploration." —Amazon.com

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made


Paul W. Brand - 1980
    The miracle of the skin, the strength and structure of the bones, the dynamic balance of the muscles . . .your physical being is knit according to a pattern of incredible purpose. In Fearfully and Wonderfully Made, renowned surgeon Dr. Paul Brand and best-selling writer Philip Yancey explore the human body. Join them in a remarkable journey through inner space -- a spellbinding world of cells, systems, and chemistry that bears the impress of a still deeper, unseen reality. This Gold medallion Award-winning book uncovers eternal statements that God has made in the very structure of our bodies, presenting captivating insights into the Body of Christ.

Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art


Madeleine L'Engle - 1980
    In this classic book, Madeleine L'Engle addresses the questions, What makes art Christian? What does it mean to be a Christian artist? What is the relationship between faith and art? Through L'Engle's beautiful and insightful essay, readers will find themselves called to what the author views as the prime tasks of an artist: to listen, to remain aware, and to respond to creation through one's own art.

Lectures on Literature


Vladimir Nabokov - 1980
    Here, collected for the first time, are his famous lectures, which include Mansfield Park, Bleak House, and Ulysses. Edited and with a Foreword by Fredson Bowers; Introduction by John Updike; illustrations.

The Complete Joy of Homebrewing


Charles Papazian - 1980
    This third edition of the best-selling and most trusted homebrewing guide includes a complete update of all instructions, recipes, charts, and guidelines. Everything you need to get started is here, including classic and new recipes for brewing stouts, ales, lagers, pilseners, porters, specialty beers, and honey meads.The Complete Joy of Homebrewing, third edition, includes:* Getting your home brewery together: the basics -- malt, hops, yeast, and water * Ten easy lessons for making your first batch of beer * Creating world-class styles of beer (IPA, Belgian wheat, German Kölsch and Bock, barley wine, American lagers, to name a few) * Using fruit, honey, and herbs for a spicier, more festive brew * Brewing with malt extracts for an unlimited range of strengths and flavors* Advanced brewing techniques using specialty hops or the all-grain method or mash extracts* A complete homebrewer's glossary, troubleshooting tips, and an up-to-date resource section* And much, much more Be sure to check out Charlie's The Homebrewer's Companion for over 60 additional recipes and more detailed charts and tables, techniques, and equipment information for the advanced brewer.

One Child


Torey L. Hayden - 1980
    Six-year-old Sheila was abandoned by her mother on a highway when she was four. A survivor of horrific abuse, she never spoke, never cried, and was placed in a class for severely retarded children after committing an atrocious act of violence against another child. Everyone thought Sheila was beyond salvation—except her teacher, Torey Hayden. With patience, skill, and abiding love, she fought long and hard to release a haunted little girl from her secret nightmare—and nurture the spark of genius she recognised trapped within Sheila's silence. This is the remarkable story of their journey together—an odyssey of hope, courage, and inspiring devotion that opened the heart and mind of one lost child to a new world of discovery and joy.

Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence


Adrienne Rich - 1980
    

The Stranger Beside Me: Ted Bundy: The Shocking Inside Story


Ann Rule - 1980
    With a slow chill that intensifies with each heart-pounding page, Rule describes her dawning awareness that Ted Bundy, her sensitive coworker on a crisis hotline, was one of the most prolific serial killers in America. He would confess to killing at least thirty-six young women from coast to coast, and was eventually executed for three of those cases. Drawing from their correspondence that endured until shortly before Bundy's death, and striking a seamless balance between her deeply personal perspective and her role as a crime reporter on the hunt for a savage serial killer -- the brilliant and charismatic Bundy, the man she thought she knew -- Rule changed the course of true-crime literature with this unforgettable chronicle.

The Official Preppy Handbook


Lisa Birnbach - 1980
    Looking, acting, and ultimately being Prep is not restricted to an elite minority lucky enough to attend prestigious private schools, just because an ancestor or two happened to arrive here on the Mayflower. You don't even have to be registered Republican. In a true democracy everyone can be upper class and live in Connecticut. It's only fair. The Official Preppy Handbook will help you get there.

Annapurna: A Woman's Place


Arlene Blum - 1980
    Expedition leader Arlene Blum here tells their dramatic story: the logistical problems, storms, and hazardous ice climbing; the conflicts and reconciliations within the team; the terror of avalanches that threatened to sweep away camps and climbers.On October 15, two women and two Sherpas at last stood on the summit—but the celebration was cut short, for two days later, the two women of the second summit team fell to their deaths.Never before has such an account of mountaineering triumph and tragedy been told from a woman’s point of view. By proving that women had the skill, strength, and courage necessary to make this difficult and dangerous climb, the 1978 Women's Himalayan Expedition’s accomplishment had a positive impact around the world, changing perceptions about women’s abilities in sports and other arenas. And Annapurna: A Woman’s Place has become an acknowledged classic in the annals of women’s achievements—a story of challenge and commitment told with passion, humor, and unflinching honesty.

The Medical Detectives


Berton Roueché - 1980
    Readers of "The New Yorker" may be familiar with the author's suspenseful tales of strange illnesses, rare diseases, poisons and parasites.

Treat Your Own Back


Robin McKenzie - 1980
    The world-renowned McKenzie Method detailed in this book is a simple process that is proven to work.This publication contains easily understood exercises and vital information to enable you to self-manage your back pain and gives you an insight into the cause and effect relationship which helps to prevent recurrence of back pain.You can become independent of spinal manipulation or drugs that only treat the symptoms of your back pain, and not the cause. Just check out the research or the testimonials from readers who have found enormous relief from the "world's best-selling back book of all time".This book on back pain treatment is right for you if you suffer from recurrent low back pain, including Slipped Disc, Fibrosis, Lumbago, Arthritis in the back, Rheumatism and Sciatica.Now completely revised and in its 7th Edition, Treat Your Own Back has helped more people achieve freedom from back pain than any other publication.

Helen and Teacher: The Story of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan Macy


Joseph P. Lash - 1980
    Joseph P. Lash, author of Eleanor and Franklin, follows this gifted, passionate, and humanly flawed pair for 100 years, from Annie's childhood in an almshouse in the 1860s, through decades of international fame, to Helen's death in 1968. Among the vivid characters associated with their lives are Alexander Graham Bell, Mark Twain, Andrew Carnegie, Charlie Chaplin, and Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt.

Metaphors We Live By


George Lakoff - 1980
    Metaphor, the authors explain, is a fundamental mechanism of mind, one that allows us to use what we know about our physical and social experience to provide understanding of countless other subjects. Because such metaphors structure our most basic understandings of our experience, they are "metaphors we live by", metaphors that can shape our perceptions and actions without our ever noticing them.In this updated edition of Lakoff and Johnson's influential book, the authors supply an afterword surveying how their theory of metaphor has developed within the cognitive sciences to become central to the contemporary understanding of how we think and how we express our thoughts in language.

The Roses of No Man's Land


Lyn Macdonald - 1980
    In leaking tents and drafty huts they fought another war, a war against agony and death, as men lay suffering from the pain of unimaginable wounds or diseases we can now cure almost instantly. It was here that young doctors frantically forged new medical techniques -- of blood transfusion, dentistry, psychiatry and plastic surgery -- in the attempt to save soldiers shattered in body or spirit. And it was here that women achieved a quiet but permanent revolution, by proving beyond question they could do anything. All this is superbly captured in The Roses of No Man's Land, a panorama of hardship, disillusion and despair, yet also of endurance and supreme courage."Lyn Macdonald writes splendidly and touchingly of the work of the nurses and doctors who fought their humanitarian battle on the Western Front" - Sunday TelegraphOver the past twenty years Lyn Macdonald has established a popular reputation as an author and historian of the First World War. Her books are based on the accounts of eyewitnesses and survivors, told in their own words, and cast a unique light on the First World War.

Wilderness Essays


John Muir - 1980
    Part of Muir's attractiveness to modern readers is the fact that he was an activist. He not only explored the West and wrote about its beauties-- he fought for their preservation. His successes dot the landscape in all the natural features that bear his name: forests, lakes, trails, glaciers. Here collected are some of his finest wilderness essays, ranging from Alaska to Yellowstone, from Oregon to the Range of Light-- the High Sierra. This series celebrates the tradition of literary naturalists-- writers who embrace the natural world as the setting for some of our most euphoric and serious experiences. Their literary terrain maps the intimate connections between the human and natural worlds, a subject defined by Mary Austin in 1920 as "a third thing... the sum of what passed between me and the Land." Literary naturalists transcend political boundaries, social concerns, and historical milieus; they speak for what Henry Beston called the "other nations" of the planet. Their message acquires more weight and urgency as wild places become increasingly scarce. This series, then, celebrates both a wonderful body of work and a fundamental truth: that nature counts as a model, a guide to how we can live in the world.

Gifts Differing: Understanding Personality Type


Isabel Briggs Myers - 1980
    Drawing on concepts originated by Carl Jung, this book distinguishes four categories of personality styles and shows how these qualities determine the way you perceive the world and come to conclusions about what you've seen. It then explains what they mean for your success in school, at a job, in a career and in your personal relationships. For more than 60 years, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) tool has been the most widely used instrument in the world for determining personality type, and for more than 25 years, Gifts Differing has been the preeminent source for understanding it.

In the Gravest Extreme: The Role of the Firearm in Personal Protection


Massad Ayoob - 1980
    

Blue Above the Chimneys


Christine Marion Fraser - 1980
    Growing up with her siblings in a tiny flat, learning to avoid her hardworking, hard-drinking one-eyed father, making a menace of herself in the streets along with the other urchins, Christine lived an impoverished life but never once cared. Until she was struck down by a terrible illness. Suddenly, her wild days of childhood were over. A long spell in hospital completely changed her life. Now she found herself dependent on others for so many of her needs. And on top of that her mother and father died.Yet Christine was always resourceful and never once looked down. She knew that always there, if you looked hard enough, was some blue up above the chimneys.

Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge: FAA-H-8083-25A


Federal Aviation Administration - 1980
    This updated guide covers a wide array of fundamental subjects, including principles of flight, aircraft and engine structures, charts and graphs, performance calculations, weather theory, reports, forecasts, and flight manuals. Required reading for pilots for more than 25 years and formerly published as an Advisory Circular (AC 61-23C), this new edition is now listed as an official FAA Handbook.

A Giacometti Portrait


James Lord - 1980
    What remains mysterious is the process of creation itself--the making of the work of art. Everyone who has looked at paintings has wondered about this, and numerous efforts have been made to discover and depict the creative method of important artists. A Giacometti Portrait is a picture of one of the century's greatest artists at work.James Lord sat for eighteen days while his friend Alberto Giamcometti did his portrait in oil. The artist painted, and the model recorded the sittings and took photographs of the work in its various stages. What emerged was an illumination of what it is to be an artist and what it was to be Giacometti--a portrait in prose of the man and his art. A work of great literary distinction, A Giacometti Portrait is, above all, a subtle and important evocation of a great artist.

Sayings of Paramahansa Yogananda


Paramahansa Yogananda - 1980
    In answering the questions of those who turned to him for guidance, Yogananda expressed himself with candor, spontaneity, and insight. He knew when to relieve a somber situation with a flash of wit, and was able to transform philosophical truths into simple precepts for everyday living.

POPism: The Warhol Sixties


Andy Warhol - 1980
    In the detached, back-fence gossip style he was famous for, Warhol tells all—the ultimate inside story of a decade of cultural revolution.

A People's History of the United States


Howard Zinn - 1980
    Frequent appearances in popular media such as The Sopranos, The Simpsons, Good Will Hunting, and the History Channel documentary The People Speak testify to Zinn’s ability to bridge the generation gap with enduring insights into the birth, development, and destiny of the nation

Why Believe the Bible?


John F. MacArthur Jr. - 1980
    The esteemed Bible teacher John MacArthur examines many common questions about the Bible in this practical examination of the authority, infallibility and trustworthiness of God’s Word. Readers will come to desire a deeper Bible study time after reading “Can We Really Take God’s Word for It?” “What Does God’s Word Do for You?” and “How to Get the Most from God’s Word.” For new Christians and those wanting to brush up on the basic truths of the Bible, Why Believe the Bible features a Bible reading plan with study tips and an appendix with helpful tools for Bible study.

We Were There, Too!: Young People in U.S. History


Phillip Hoose - 1980
    It is must reading for today's youth-as well as their elders." --Studs TerkelFrom the boys who sailed with Columbus to today's young activists, this unique book brings to life the contributions of young people throughout American history. Based on primary sources and including 160 authentic images, this handsome oversized volume highlights the fascinating stories of more than 70 young people from diverse cultures. Young readers will be hooked into history as they meet individuals their own age who were caught up in our country's most dramatic moments-Olaudah Equiano, kidnapped from his village in western Africa and forced into slavery, Anyokah, who helped her father create a written Cherokee language, Johnny Clem, the nine-year-old drummer boy who became a Civil War hero, and Jessica Govea, a teenager who risked joining Cesar Chavez's fight for a better life for farmworkers. Throughout, Philip Hoose's own lively, knowledgeable voice provides a rich historical context-making this not only a great reference-but a great read. The first U.S. history book of this scope to focus on the role young people have played in the making of our country, its compelling stories combine to tell our larger national story, one that prompts Howard Zinn, author of A People's History of the United States, to comment, "This is an extraordinary book-wonderfully readable, inspiring to young and old alike, and unique."We Were There, Too! is a 2001 National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature.

Bonsai Techniques I


John Yoshio Naka - 1980
    Instead, bonsai practice focuses on long-term cultivation and shaping of one or more small trees growing in a container.

A Basic Course in American Sign Language


Terrence J. O'Rourke - 1980
    Both grammar and new vocabulary is introduced in an intuitive progression to build a solid understanding of the concepts.It is the perfect written complement to the award-winning CD-ROM, Sign Langauge for Everyone. The lessons include: Pronouns Adjectives Negatives Yes/No Questions and their responses Negative Questions Past, Present and Future Tense Directional and Non-Directional Verbs Using Numbers Use of "This"/"That" Quantifiers Time Measurements Conditional Sentences Motion, Shape and Detail

Make Every Word Count


Gary Provost - 1980
    Gary Provost has a light-hearted style, but his message is clear and strong: Make Every Word Count.

Everything Men Know About Women


Alan Francis - 1980
    Alan Francis and collaborator Cindy Cashman distill years of research and thousands of interviews to reveal the most comprehensive understanding of men's knowledge and understanding of the opposite sex in Everything Men Know About Women.Fiercely frank and brilliantly insightful, this book spells out everything men know about such topics as:Making friends with womenRomancing womenAchieving emotional intimacy with womenMaking commitments to womenSatisfying women in bedThat's right, this book is completely BLANK!  A great gag gift for your boyfriend or husband, for a birthday or anniversary, or just to give to your girlfriends when you want a laugh!

The Letters, 1830-1880


Gustave Flaubert - 1980
    The reader learns of the young Flaubert, unhappy at school, tormented as a lover. We travel with him to the temples and brothels of Egypt; to Palestine, Turkey, and then later to Tunisia. They witness the genesis of some of the most remarkable literature of the 19th century, and on until his financially secure old age. Selected and translated by Franics Steegmuller, and with footnotes, this edition is a companion and introduction to Flaubert's work.

Health through God's pharmacy: Advice and experiences with medicinal herbs: Advice and Experiences with Medicinal Herbs


Maria Treben - 1980
    The author, Maria Treben, was herself a highly acclaimed and much sought-after lecturer in Europe. Wherever she spoke, the auditoriums were filled to overflowing to her her tell of her personal experiences in treating and relieving even malignant diseases with her completely natural herbal remedies. Because the recipes are clear, concise and easy-to-understand, healing with medicinal herbs is now something that everyone can learn and apply themselves.

Catch Me If You Can: The True Story of a Real Fake


Frank W. Abagnale - 1980
    I partied in every capital in Europe and basked on all the world's most famous beaches'. Frank W Abagnale, alias Frank Williams, Robert Conrad, Frank Adams and Ringo Monjo, was one of the most daring con men, forgers, imposters and escape artists in history. In his brief but notorious career, Abagnale donned a pilot's uniform and co-piloted a Pan Am jet, masqueraded as a member of hospital management, practised law without a licence, passed himself off as a college sociology professor, and cashed over $2.5 million in forged checks all before he was twenty-one. Known by the police of twenty-six foreign countries and all fifty states as 'The Skywayman', Abagnale lived a sumptuous life on the run - until the law caught up with him. Now recognised as the nation's leading authority on financial foul play, Abagnale is a charming rogue whose hilarious, stranger-than-fiction international escapades and ingenious escapes - including one from an aeroplane - make CATCH ME IF YOU CAN an irresistable tale of deceit.

Path of Paddle


Bill Mason - 1980
    In the United States people of all ages are taking to the rivers in ever-increasing numbers. Rivers that once were considered too dangerous are now canoed regularly as whitewater skills grow. In each state -- southern, prairie, mountain, or coastal -- canoeing has become a means of journeying into wilderness areas and providing the adventure that people are seeking.In Canada, you can put a canoe into the water at any major city and paddle to the Atlantic, the Pacific, the Arctic, or the Gulf of Mexico. The land is laced with a complex network of waterways; some are large, some are small, but most are navigable by canoe. When you look at the face of Canada and study the geography carefully, you come away with the feeling that God could have designed the canoe first and then set about to conceive a land in which it could flourish.The waterways are navigable because the canoe can be portaged easily around the difficult stretches of water. Even the portages over the height of land between watersheds are no longer than those around most rapids and falls. In one place the waters flowing to the Atlantic and the waters flowing to the Arctic are separated by no more than a beaver dam.It was the canoe that made it possible for the Indian to move around before and for several hundred years after the arrival of the white man. As the white man took over their land, the native people would regret the generosity with which they shared their amazing mode of travel. The more I study the birchbarkcanoe and what it can do, the greater is my admiration for these people who were here long before we arrived.The birchbark canoe is made entirely from materials found in the forest: birch bark, cedar, spruce roots, ash, and pine gum. When it is damaged, it can be repaired easily from the materials at hand. When it has served its purpose, it returns to the land, part of a never-ending cycle. Once you understand this cycle of growth, manufacture, use, and return to the land you begin to understand why our modern culture is in such trouble. The noncycle of growth, manufacture, use, and garbage is a dead end. This is not to discredit the marvelous things that modern technology brings us; but we need to be more aware of where we are headed and from whence we came. An appreciation of the canoe and acquisition of the necessary skills to utilize it as a way to journey back to what's left of the natural world is a great way to begin this voyage of discovery.The shrinking landThere was a time when traveling a distance of 5,000 miles (8000 km) in North America would have been regarded as a very long way. Before the railroad. covering that kind of distance meant extreme hardships any way you chose to make the trip. Improving methods of transportation has been a high priority of human beings as far back into recorded history as you care to go. With each improvement the world has grown smaller.Today you can cover 5,000 miles in about eight hours. All you have to do is go to the airport (which is usually the hardest part), buy a ticket, and select a seat in the smoking or nonsmoking section of the aircraft. About the greatest discomfort you might expect to endure is to end up in the smoking section if you are a nonsmoker or vice versa.When the choice of travel was limited to horse, canoe. wagon, ox cart, or on foot, this 5,000 miles could have taken a couple of years. Today, the earth is indeed getting very small. However, trying to convince the world of business and commerce that there are places on this earth where distances should remain undiminished is not an easy task.Such an idea is very difficult to defend in monetary terms. Perhaps the best way to make a case for primitive methods of travel is in the form of a parable. Let's say you are hiking and come upon a beautiful, pristine lake nestled among high hills. You estimate to be a bout ten miles (16 Km) long and with great anticipation look forward to several days of a difficult but exciting journey of discovery around the shoreline. Before long a canoeist comes along and invites you to come aboard to make the journey easier. You gladly accept because the going is tough. Now you can get a better perspective on the shoreline and yet the pace is slow enough so that you do not miss anything. You are aware, however, that in accepting the ride the lake has diminished somewhat in size. You estimate that while hiking would have taken you at least four days, you will now be able to do it in an easy two. After a couple of miles, a motorboat comes along side and you a re offered a ride around the shoreline. The canoeist accepts, and while you are less than enthusiastic, you don't have much choice. As the 100 horsepower (74 600 W) engine roars into action, you slowly become aware that the lake is beginning to feel very small. As the trees and cliffs race by, you realize that what you had hoped to discover in four days is now going to be revealed in a couple of hours. The miles are eaten away as you speed through each bay and inlet and race by most of the islands. When the journey is over and you are dropped off at the point where you first came upon the lake, the mystery is gone. You've seen it all; yet you've seen nothing. The motorboat driver meant well, but he has only succeeded in diminishing the size of the lake.You set up camp and watch the lengthening shadows. As you look far down the lake, you wish that you did not already Know what lay around that point. You regret that your first view into the hidden bay will not be the reward of a difficult hike tomorrow.For many people, the case I have just attempted to make would seem pointless. To them scenery is scenery, any way you get to see it. To others, it makes a lot of sense. It's all a matter of perspective. What encourages me to write about the concept of keeping things undiminished by means of primitive travel is the fact that people do change their minds. I enjoy writing for the already converted, but the possibility that other people might awaken to this subtle concept of keeping what's left of the natural world big is why I write this book. There is no shortage of road builders and people who make their living by shrinking distance. They will succeed too well if there are not enough of us around to present a case for the preservation of the natural environment. Some of it is a I ready overcrowded to the detriment of the plants, animals and native people who lived there long before we arrived. They all have a right to exist because all, like us, were created. In our modern, man-made world we tend to forget this. A journey by canoe a long ancient waterways is a good way to rediscover our lost relationship with the natural world and the Creator who put it all together so long ago.The path of the paddle can be a means of getting things back into their original perspective.

American Dreams: Lost and Found


Studs Terkel - 1980
    contest who sees the con behind the dream of success and including an early interview with a highly ambitious Arnold Schwarzenegger, Terkel explores the diverse landscape of the promise of the United States—from farm kids dreaming of the city to city kids determined to get out, from the Boston Brahmin to the KKK member, from newly arrived immigrants to families who have lived in this country for generations, these narratives include figures both famous and infamous. Filtered through the lens of our leading oral historian, the chorus of voices in American Dreams highlights the hopes and struggles of coming to and living in the United States.Originally published in 1980, this is a classic work of oral history that provides an extraordinary and moving picture of everyday American lives.

The Promise of Paradox: A Celebration of Contradictions in the Christian Life


Parker J. Palmer - 1980
    Palmer's career as an author and his ongoing exploration of the contradictions that vex and enrich our lives. In this probing and heartfelt book, the distinguished writer, teacher, and activist examines some of the challenging questions at the core of Christian spirituality. How do we live with the apparent opposition between good and evil, scarcity and abundance, individuality and community, death and new life? We can hold them as paradoxes, not "either/ors," allowing them to open our minds and hearts to new ways of seeing and being.

Science of Homeopathy


George Vithoulkas - 1980
    

Weapons: An International Encyclopedia From 5000 B.C. to 2000 A.D.


The Diagram Group - 1980
    This definitive guide covers the entire history of weapons, from the earliest, most primitive instruments up to remarkable advances in modern defense and warfare, including:Riot-control devicesElectrified nightsticksInfantry weaponsMultiple-launch rocketsFiber-optic misslesWire-guided torpedoes"Stealth" technology

Man Made Language


Dale Spender - 1980
    Often imitated, never replaced, Man-Made Language has become a cornerstone of modern feminist thought.

The Uses of Literature


Italo Calvino - 1980
    His fascination with myth is evident in pieces on Ovid's Metamorphoses and the separate odysseys that make up Homer's Odyssey. Three intertwined essays on French utopian socialist Fourier present him as a precursor of Women's Lib, a satirist and visionary thinker whose scheme for a society in which each person's desires could be satisfied deserves to be taken seriously. In other pieces, Calvino brings a fresh, unpredictable approach to why we should reread the classics, how cinema and comic strips influence writers, and the cartoon universe of Saul Steinberg. His message is that writers need to establish erotic communion with the humdrum objects of everyday reality.

The Search


Tom Brown Jr. - 1980
    has made a bestselling name for himself as the guru of nature, meditation, and mysticism with his extraordinary messages of hope for our earth and our inner selves. Founder of the Wilderness Survival School, Brown now shares his vision of harmony in a wilderness guide that has become a bible for both spiritualists and nature lovers.Author Biography: Tom Brown, Jr. began to learn tracking and hunting at the age of eight. He has founded a renowned survival school and is the author of bestselling wilderness guides bearing his name.

Overeaters Anonymous


Overeaters Anonymous - 1980
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Indeh: An Apache Odyssey


Eve Ball - 1980
    All the narratives have been carefully chosen to illustrate important facets of the Apache experience. Moreover, they make very interesting reading....This is a major contribution to both Apache history and to the history of the Southwest....The book should appeal to a very wide audience. It also should be well received by the Native American community. Indeh is oral history at its best."---R. David Edmunds, Utah Historical Quarterly

The Art Nouveau Style Book of Alphonse Mucha


Alphonse Mucha - 1980
    Among graphic artists and commercial designers, Mucha is praised for the innovative style books that pioneered the use of Art Nouveau in commercial packaging, design, and ornament.The most important of these style books was Documents Décoratifs, published in 1901 at the height of Mucha's fame as the high priest of the Art Nouveau movement. While the artist's fame rests largely on his posters, it is in the smaller works of the style books, or design portfolios, that the refinement of his technique can best be appreciated. The present volume, carefully reproduced from an extremely rare and valuable set of originals, contains all 72 plates of the Documents Décoratifs portfolio. Included are designs for jewelry, wallpaper, stained glass, furniture, and tableware; figure and botanical studies; and a selection of Mucha's famous panneaux décoratifs. Eighteen of the plates are in full color, while the remaining 54 are reproduced in two or more color tones.In addition to numerous innovative designs for practical and decorative objects, the elegant draftsmanship and meticulous execution that characterized all of Mucha's work is evident in studies of langorous nudes, portrait sketches, delicately rendered plant and animal motifs, exquisite modeling of drapery and cloth, and the flowing, fantastic forms created as experiments in pure design. In the Foreword by Gabriel Mourey, specially translated for this edition, Mucha's own philosophy of art, and the relation of the Documents to the rest of his work, receive an appreciative and informative discussion.Hitherto available only in scattered sources, or in the libraries of wealthy collectors, the complete Documents Décoratifs is now available in this inexpensive one-volume edition. Lovers of Mucha's work, admirers of Art Nouveau, and the application of that style to the decorative arts, will want to own this fine royalty-free collection by one of the greatest masters of the technique."[Documents Décoratifs is] . . . an encyclopedic source for Mucha's style in every branch of decorative and applied art and one of the few books on design where even individual plates are sought after by collectors." — Marina Henderson, The Graphic Style of Alphonse Mucha

Signing Exact English


Gerilee Gustason - 1980
    Manual signs for over 4400 words, with the ability to make many more words. This book, the largest single collection of English signed vocabulary, is clearly a must for all students, teachers and parents interested in learning Signing Exact English. Contains manual signs for the alphabet, numbers, contractions, affixes, and fundamental information about sign language, sign systems and deafness. Written descriptions are adjacent to line drawings of manual signs. Includes background on SEE, suggestions for creative signing and references for further reading.

Anal Pleasure & Health: A Guide for Men and Women


Jack Morin - 1980
    The only book to promote psychological and physical well-being in the practice of anal sexuality for women and men."

The Akhmatova Journals, Volume I: 1938-1941


Lydia Chukovskaya - 1980
    The first of three volumes of Chukovskaya's memoir is represented here.

From a Limestone Ledge: Some Essays and Other Ruminations about Country Life in Texas


John Graves - 1980
    This collection of essays about Texas pay attention to the complex peculiarities that distinguish the region.

The Marriage of the Sun and Moon: A Quest for Unity in Consciousness


Andrew Weil - 1980
    A look at questions raised by The Natural Mind and at different methods of naturally altering consciousness.

The Letters Of Evelyn Waugh


Evelyn Waugh - 1980
    This selection of letters does full justice to these splendid attribute's " Phillip Toynbee.

Homeopathic Medicine at Home: Natural Remedies for Everyday Ailments and Minor Injuries


Maesimund B. Panos - 1980
    A full pharmacopoeia of natural remedies for common ailments and injuries, it also contains sections on homeopathy for children and pets.It covers the history and use of homeopathy in the home. It covers a wide variety of aspects of illness and homeopathy and chapters cover the following:What is Homeopathy?A Homeopathic Physician at WorkYour Home Remedy KitWhat to Do for AccidentsIn Case of EmergencyHow to Prevent and Treat Colds, Coughs and EarachesRemedies for Stomach and Bowel ProblemsA Happier Baby with Homeopathic CareYour Growing ChildWhat Homeopathy Can Do for WomenKeeping Your Pets HealthyRemedies and their AbbreviationsMini-RepertoryMateria Medica

Tastes of Paradise: A Social History of Spices, Stimulants, and Intoxicants


Wolfgang Schivelbusch - 1980
    Illustrations.

Brown Sugar: Eighty Years of America's Black Female Superstars


Donald Bogle - 1980
    Brown Sugar narrates the triumphant struggle of these women to make it in the entertainment undustry against overwhelming odds.

Conversations with Joan Crawford


Roy Newquist - 1980
    Joan Crawford was a tough, no-nonsense, tell-it-like-it-is (and if you didn't like it, then tough!) lady. In this entertaining book she is interviewed by veteran Hollywood interviewer, Roy Newquist and he asks some tough questions and gets some tougher answers. You will be surprised how volatile she could become when Newquist asks sensitive questions such as: her alleged "Porno" movie, her treatment of her children, husbands, affairs and other private issues, to Newquist's credit he doesn't back down. Great book, but BEWARE JOAN GIVES NO SPIN HERE, THIS IS THE WORLD ACCORDING TO JOAN

In His Own Words


Nelson Mandela - 1980
    Now his most important speeches are collected in a single volume. From the eve of his imprisonment to his release twenty-seven years later, from his acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize to his election as South Africa's first black president, these speeches span some of the most pivotal moments of Mandela's life and his country's history. Arranged thematically and accompanied by tributes from leading world figures, Mandela's addresses memorably illustrate his lasting commitment to freedom and reconciliation, democracy and development, culture and diversity, and international peace and well-being. The extraordinary power of this volume is in the moving words and intimate tone of Mandela himself, one of the most courageous and articulate men of our time. "There is no easy way to walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountain tops of our desires." -- Nelson Mandela, September 1953

Earl Mindell's New Vitamin Bible


Earl Mindell - 1980
    Discover: * how to maximize the effectiveness of your vitamins and supplements-by taking them in the right combinations and avoiding problems * new antiaging vitamins and supplements-they will keep your skin and body healthy and young-looking * the art of personalizing your dietary regimen-to fit your lifestyle, your health profile, and even your job * natural alternatives to hormone replacement therapy (HRT), Viagra, Prozac, and Valium * expanded sections on nutraceuticals, homeopathy, and aromatherapy-and how to find the best practitioners in these fields * healing regimens-for heart patients, stroke victims, diabetics, and arthritis sufferers * new warnings-about dangerous drug interactions and "miracle cures." Plus! Expanded sections on herbal teas and tinctures, beauty aids, diets, salt and sugar intake, and new ways to boost your energy level, fertility, and sex life.

Spanda-Karikas: The Divine Creative Pulsation


Jaideva Singh - 1980
    (reprint)

Light and Peace: Instructions for Devout Souls to Dispel Their Doubts and Allay Their Fears


Carlo Giuseppe Quadrupani - 1980
    By far, the most telling feature of this little book is its immense common sense and good advice. LIGHT AND PEACE shows that perfecting one's self is not a complicated task, but one which requires good, practical thinking and a knowledge of the task at hand in short, Light on the path which is what this book is. Thereafter, the result of one s knowing where he is going spiritually and how best to achieve this end is Peace, that peace which Our Lord promised and which the world cannot give.LIGHT AND PEACE is a classic in Catholic spirituality. First written in 1795 in Italian, this work has passed through innumerable editions in Italian, French, German and English, the present one alone being the tenth in this format. In short, it is a summary of spiritual guidance for earnest Christians in the ordinary duties of life in the world.

From Fringe To Flying Circus: Celebrating A Unique Generation Of Comedy, 1960 1980


Roger Wilmut - 1980
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Culture's Consequences: Comparing Values, Behaviors, Institutions and Organizations Across Nations


Geert Hofstede - 1980
    The book is structured around five major dimensions: power distance; uncertainty avoidance; individualism versus collectivism; masculinity versus femininity; and long term versus short-term orientation.

George Whitefield, the Life and Times of the Great Evangelist of the Eighteenth-Century Revival (2 Volumes)


Arnold A. Dallimore - 1980
    

Eyewitness Testimony: With a New Preface


Elizabeth F. Loftus - 1980
    Although psychologists have suspected for decades that an eyewitness can be highly unreliable, new evidence leaves no doubt that juries vastly overestimate the credibility of eyewitness accounts. It is a problem that the courts have yet to solve or face squarely.In Eyewitness Testimony, Elizabeth Loftus makes the psychological case against the eyewitness. Beginning with the basics of eyewitness fallibility, such as poor viewing conditions, brief exposure, and stress, Loftus moves to more subtle factors, such as expectations, biases, and personal stereotypes, all of which can intervene to create erroneous reports. Loftus also shows that eyewitness memory is chronically inaccurate in surprising ways. An ingenious series of experiments reveals that memory can be radically altered by the way an eyewitness is questioned after the fact. New memories can be implanted and old ones unconsciously altered under interrogation.These results have important implications for court reform, police interrogation methods, defense strategy, and many other aspects of criminal and civil procedure. Eyewitness Testimony is a powerful book that should be required reading for trial lawyers, social psychologists, and anyone who considers the chilling prospect of confronting an eyewitness accusation in a court of law.

A Weekend in September


John Edward Weems - 1980
    Nearly a century after its passing, the storm remains the standard against which the ferocity and destructiveness of all others are measured. Twothirds of Galveston's buildings were washed away at a cost that was never fully calculated. More than 6,000 people were killed. And in the collective memory of a region where depredations by wind and water are accepted as part of life, the weekend of September 8, 1900, is the ultimate example of the terror and violence a hurricane can bring. John Edward Weems's account of the Galveston hurricane was written more than six decades ago, when many of the survivors were still living and available for interviews. This book is based on numerous conversations and correspondence with these survivors as well as a careful examination of contemporary documents and news reports. In direct, economical prose Weems recreates that fateful weekend as experienced by those who actually were there. The result is a narrative that develops a pace and force as irresistible as the hurricane that inspired it, and a work that is a model of historical reportage.

Inversions: A Catalog of Calligraphic Cartwheels


Scott Kim - 1980
    For instance, the word mirror is written with reflectional symmetry; symmetry reads the same upside down; and infinity spirals off to infinity. The accompanying essays connect mathematics and symmetry with art, psychology, and music. One of the sections shows students how to create their own inversions.

The Perfect Master: Talks on Sufi Stories


Osho - 1980
    

The Potter's Book of Glaze Recipes


Emmanuel Cooper - 1980
    Cooper provides potters with an introductory section on glaze materials, coloring, mixing, and the application of glazes, as well as information on health and safety issues. This essential guide also features over 400 recipes ranging from opaque, matte, and transparent glazes to crystalline and black iron glazes, organized according to their varying temperature ranges.

Mother Love: Myth and Reality. Motherhood in Modern History


Élisabeth Badinter - 1980
    

Under the Sign of Saturn: Essays


Susan Sontag - 1980
    One of America's leading essayists, Sontag's writings are commentaries on the relation between moral and aesthetic ideas, discussing the works of Antonin Artaud, Leni Riefenstahl, Elias Canetti, Walter Benjamin, and others. The collection includes a variety of her well-known essays. In "Fascinating Fascism", Sontag eviscerates Leni Riefenstahl's attempts to rehabilitate her image after working for Adolf Hitler on propaganda films during World War II. "Approaching Artaud" reflects on the work and influence of French actor, director, and writer Antonin Artaud. The title essay is a study of the life and temperament of Walter Benjamin, who Sontag describes as a sad and lonesome man. The book also includes the essays "On Paul Goodman", "Syberberg's Hitler", "Remembering Barthes", and "Mind as Passion". Susan Sontag's writings are famously full of intellectual range and depth, and are at turns exhilarating, ominous, disturbing, and beautiful. Under the Sign of Saturn manages to touch on all of these notes and more.

A Liar's Autobiography: Volume VI


Graham Chapman - 1980
    The book equals Joe Orton's famous Diaries in providing an unblushing account of a gay lifestyle linked to entertainment. Full of outrageous fictions and touching truths, in telling surreal and outrageous lies Graham Chapman often uncovers a truth about himself and colleagues. The stories Chapman relates--whether as mountaineer or medical student (he was a doctor); actor or alcoholic (he was both); heterosexual groupie-guzzler or homosexual coming to terms with himself (bit of both)--form a surreal and crowded mosaic that is funny, disturbing, and moving by turns. A minor cult classic by a major comic talent.

The Ship That Would Not Die


F. Julian Becton - 1980
    The commander of the Laffey, an American destroyer, documents the ship's part in the Normandy invasion, her battles in the Pacific, and her resistance under Kamikaze attacks.

Animals Nobody Loves


Seymour Simon - 1980
    In 26 giant photographs-of a roaring grizzly, a piranhas razor-sharp teeth, a rattlesnakes poisonous fangs- Seymour Simon reveals the truth about nature's most misunderstood animals and lets the reader decide what to really think about natures grossest, fiercest, and most fascinating survivors.

Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy


David D. Burns - 1980
    In Feeling Good, eminent psychiatrist, David D. Burns, M.D., outlines the remarkable, scientifically proven techniques that will immediately lift your spirits and help you develop a positive outlook on life. Now, in this updated edition, Dr. Burns adds an All-New Consumer′s Guide To Anti-depressant Drugs as well as a new introduction to help answer your questions about the many options available for treating depression.- Recognise what causes your mood swings- Nip negative feelings in the bud- Deal with guilt- Handle hostility and criticism- Overcome addiction to love and approval- Build self-esteem- Feel good everyday

Street Survival: Tactics for Armed Encounters


Ronald J. Adams - 1980
    It is devoted exclusively to understanding and mastering techniques that work for survival in real life situations. Unfortunately, most of the current literature on so-called 'combat shooting' explores what works against paper targets. Few street-wise experts or truly contemporary articles have emerged on street survival, although deadly assaults on the police continue to occur year after year. We began our research by analyzing more than 400 detailed reports of officer-involved shootings and by surveying some 50 law enforcement agencies about the firearm instructions they offer...the major problems their officers encounter on the street...and what their greatest survival needs appear to be. This book can help make you survival sensitive. The techniques it emphasizes are designed to affect the way you prepare, plan and react, to keep you alive in real situations. They are not hypotheses, but proven procedures, based on the insights of officers who have experienced gun battles and survived and on the lessons left behind by those who have died. These tactics fall into two broad categories: 1) those that will help you prevent risky situations from escalating into life-threatening encounters, and 2) those that can help you survive if, despite your best efforts, violence does erupt. Among other things, you will come to understand the common attitudes that lead suspects to engage the police in gunfights, officer attitudes that hamper response, the circumstances likely to influence confrontations, safe methods for approaching high-risk situations, ways to use light, verbal commands, surprise, movement and protective cover, concealment and equipment to reduce or overcome a suspect's advantage, as well as procedures to assure that your gun will work when you need it.

Numerical Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow


Suhas V. Patankar - 1980
    Using simple algebra and elementary calculus, the author develops numerical methods for predicting these processes mainly based on physical considerations. Through this approach, readers will develop a deeper understanding of the underlying physical aspects of heat transfer and fluid flow as well as improve their ability to analyze and interpret computed results.

Voices In My Ear: The Autobiography Of A Medium


Doris Stokes - 1980
    From families wishing to contact departed loved ones to police forces trying to solve murder cases, the uncanny accuracy of her psychic powers were universally acclaimed, while her readings and performances in Australia, America, and at home in Britain were received with adulation. This unique collection includes the two best–selling books in which Doris Stokes shared her remarkable experiences with readers throughout the world. In Voices in My Ear, she reflects on discovering her extraordinary gift. Officially informed that her husband had been killed during the Second World War, she was visited at the height of her grief by her long–dead father. He told Doris that her husband was, in fact, alive and would return, but joy turned to grief when her father re–appeared to warn of the impending death of her baby son. Both predictions came true.

All My Patients are Under the Bed: Memoirs of a Cat Doctor


Louis J. Camuti - 1980
    Louis J. Camuti. For sixty years he treated thousands of cats and mad so many house calls he became known as "the Albert Schweitzer of the cat world."In recollections both funny and tender, Dr. Camuti astutely observes his patients and their protectors--the cat people whose foibles and follies he understands as thoroughly as he does his feline patients. He attended "celebrity cats," such as those of Tallula Banhead and James Mason; interesting unknowns like Inky, the ghost cat; and "the burglar cat," who proudly brought gloves, toupees, and other purloined items home to his owners. His expertise on urban wildlife even extended to such nonfeline patients as Anastasia, a talented male pigeon who could eat birdseed out of a human navel. Encounters with marmosets, honeybears, and ocelots lead him to conclude, "If an animal can fit through an apartment window in Manhattan, someone will have it as a pet."Dr. Camuti was known as "the fastest shot in the East," found vodka to be the perfect antiseptic, and developed the "Camuti Method" of tracking down cats in their most unfathomable hideouts. He was everything you (or your cat) wanted him to be. Whether or not you like cats, you'll love Dr. Camuti as he delights everyone with tales of his life and adventures.--back cover

Human Scale


Kirkpatrick Sale - 1980
    Kirkpatrick Sale examines a nation in the grips of growthmania and presents the ways to shape a more efficient and livable society built to the human scale."--Cover.

Farmhouse Cookery (Readers Digest)


Reader's Digest Association - 1980
    Recipes from the country kitchen.

Professional Blackjack


Stanford Wong - 1980
    Stanford Wong has contributed to Professional Blackjack .Wong is one of the country's leading gambling authorities.

Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships, 1922-1946


Robert Gardiner - 1980
    This series contains complete listings of the world's combat ships from the first ironclad to the powerful battleships of World War II to the changes in the world's navies as a result of the collapse of the world's Warsaw Pact.

The Joy of Lex


Gyles Brandreth - 1980
    For word buffs, for puzzle lovers, for anagram addicts, for crossword enthusiasts, for Scrabble players, for readers with an eye for the eccentric, and an ear for the unusual, this is the ultimate guide to the lighter side of the English language, written by a seasoned wordsmith and self-confessed verbaholic.

Learning Irish: An Introductory Self-Tutor


Mícheál Ó Siadhail - 1980
    The product of many years of teaching experience as well as much original research, it serves a double function: providing a sound pedagogical approach to the ordinary language learner and at the same time furnishing the professional linguist with an authentic description of the spoken language.The book does not presuppose prior knowledge of Irish and gives thorough coverage of the grammatical patterns of the language. Texts and exercises are presented in an authentic, interesting, conversational style and in carefully graded stages. The learner is assisted in mastering the pronunciation by the use of phonetic spelling and by a related set of cassette recordings. The book can therefore be used either by an individual who wishes to teach himself the language or as a classroom text.

Mummies, Disease and Ancient Cultures


Aidan Cockburn - 1980
    This book presents the story of mummification as a practice worldwide. Mummies have been found on every continent, some deliberately preserved by use of a variety of complex techniques (as with the ancient Egyptians), others accidentally by dry baking heat, intense cold and ice, or by tanning in peat bogs. By examining these preserved humans, we can get profound insights into the lives, health, culture and deaths of individuals and populations long gone. The first edition of this book was acclaimed as a classic. This readable new edition builds on these foundations, investigating the fantastic new findings in South America, Europe and the Far East. It will be a must-have volume for anyone working in paleopathology and a fascinating read for all those interested in anthropology, archaeology, and the history of medicine.

Open Heart, Open Home: The Hospitable Way to Make Others Feel Welcome & Wanted


Karen Burton Mains - 1980
    In this classic on Christian hospitality, Karen Mains steps far beyond how-to-entertain hints to explore a biblical and spiritual approach to using your home to care for others. This approach to hospitality can literally transform the fabric of your community and your world. If you labor under the illusion that hospitality requires Martha Stewart-like abilities, then Mains will free you from a load of guilt! Instead, she offers fresh and inspiring ideas for using your own resources to serve rather than to impress with new "opening the door" activities in each chapter. You will discover how the Holy Spirit can work in and through you to make others feel welcome and wanted. Whether you are a business executive or a homemaker, a professional minister or a layperson, a seasoned entertainer or an entertaining klutz, you will find here the encouragement and skills you need to reach out with the gospel through daily acts of acceptance, belonging and love.

A London Family, 1870-1900: A Trilogy


Molly Hughes - 1980
    A London Child of the 1870s, A London Girl of the 1880s, and A London Home of the 1890s are available here in a single paperback volume. The perceptive trilogy traces her early life through schooldays, studies, and travels abroad, to the closing years of the last century, when she was married and bringing up a family of her own, showing that Victorian children did not have such a dull time as is usually supposed.

Amazing Real-Life Coincidences


Douglas Colligan - 1980
    . .and same day of death!Coincidences--What are they? Why do they happen? Are they accidents, luck or unseen forces at work? Find out about events that "just seem to happen"--the mysterious voices, sudden impulses, or prophetic dreams that sometimes make the difference between life and death.

Progress in Irish: A Graded Course for Beginners and Revision


Máiréad Ní Ghráda - 1980
    Great Irish study guide!

Scots: The Mither Tongue


Billy Kay - 1980
    It is a passionately written history of how the Scots have come to speak the way they do and has acted as a catalyst for radical changes in attitude towards the language. In this completely revised edition, Kay vigorously renews the social, cultural and political debate on Scotland's linguistic future, and argues convincingly for the necessity to retain and extend Scots if the nation is to hold on to its intrinsic values. Kay places Scots in an international context, comparing and contrasting it with other lesser-used European languages, while at home questioning the Scottish Executive's desire to pay anything more than lip service to this crucial part of our national identity. Language is central to people's existence, and this vivid account celebrates the survival of Scots in its various dialects, its literature and song. The mither tongue is a national treasure that thrives in many parts of the country and underpins the speech of everyone who calls themselves a Scot.

Galapagos: Islands Born Of Fire


Tui De Roy Moore - 1980
    This book captures the ethereal - even haunting - quality of these islands, in words and pictures, like none other before it. For author Tui De Roy it is the culmination of a life's work: thirty-five years of exploring and recording the secrets of Galapagos.As well as visiting the coastlines, with their cold seas and burning rocks, sea lions and marine iguanas, the reader is taken into active volcanic calderas, where life hangs in the balance each time the volcano remakes itself; follows the seasons of the giant tortoise; dives into the twilight world of sperm whales and hammerhead sharks; and treads on still-steaming volcanic ground so new it has never felt a human footfall. Ten photo essays showcase the special birds and animals that make the Galapagos their home.The text flows from an intimate knowledge of, and deep love for, the Galapagos and the quality of the imagery reflects the author's recently awarded place as one of the world's top twenty wildlife photographers.As the 21st century looms, the Galapagos Islands are reaching a critical crossroads from which they will emerge with difficulty. This book celebrates their vibrant essence.About the Author:Tui De Roy moved with her family to the Galapagos when she was two years old. Her early photographic ambitions turned into a career, quite by chance, at the age of 19. That year she met the editor of Audubon magazine who was visiting the Galapagos and took an interest in her images resulting in the publication of her photo essay, including the magazine cover. This event redefined the focus of her life. She and her partner of several years have recently moved their home base to New Zealand. She is on the editorial masthead of "International Wildlife" and "Ocean Realm" magazines.

Cries From The Corridor


Peter McLaren - 1980
    

May God Have Mercy: A True Story of Crime and Punishment


John C. Tucker - 1980
    Ten years later, the sentence was carried out, despite the extraordinary efforts of Kitty Behan, a brilliant and dedicated young lawyer who devoted two years of her life to gathering evidence of Coleman's innocence, evidence so compelling that media around the world came to question the verdict. The courts, ruling on technicalities, refused to hear the new evidence and witnesses. Finally, the governor of Virginia ordered a lie-detector test to be administered on the morning of Coleman's scheduled execution, and in a chair that to Coleman surely looked like nothing so much as an electric chair.In John Tucker's telling, this story is an emotional and unforgettable roller-coaster ride from the awful night of the crime to the equally awful night of the execution. Perhaps it was not Roger Coleman whose soul was in need of God's mercy, but the judges, prosecutors, and politicians who procured his death.

The Body Language of Horses


Tom Ainslie - 1980
    They express their needs, wishes and emotions to each other and to the rare human being who understands them. After reading this unprecedented, exciting and up-lifting book, you will understand the equine language. You therefore will know how to recognize:A happy horse. A frightened horse. An angry horse. A bored horse. A grieving horse. A frustrated horse. A horse horse in pain. A playful horse. A proud horse. An eagerly competitive horse. And many horses more!Moreover, you will know how to reassure the frightened, calm the angry, comfort the grieving, divert the bored -- and deal with most other human-equine difficulites. You will know how to educate a foal or rehabilitate a rogue. You will know how to look at race horses on their way to the starting gate and differentiate the likely winners from the losers.You even will know how to buy a horse.But best of all, you will finally understand what these grand animals are all about, and you will know better than ever before how they (and we) fit into nature's scheme of things.

The Law Of The Harvest


Sterling W. Sill - 1980
    

Conversations With Seth (Vol #1)


Susan M. Watkins - 1980
    But I do not really mind! You have abilities now, abilities from other lives, and a responsibility to use them. And so you have come here to see that you shall.""Really?" I croaked.Seth nodded. "I do have something to say to you at this time. There is no need to justify your existence, through writing or any other means. Being is its ownjustification, and this is part of what you must learn. And I will say this to you again and again, until you understand what I am trying to tell you!"And so it went—Seth appearing and reappearing, gesticulating, cracking elaborate jokes, bantering back and forth with us in a thousand other strange class dialogues. Those next ten years became, for me, a tumultuous, intriguing excursion into the unknown continents of the self, with endless discoveries ...Susan M. Watkins, CONVERSATIONS WITH SETHFrom Dust Cover Flaps:"I bid you welcome into the threshold of your own being!.., The work that you are doing here... will show benefits in all other areas of your life and of your experience." — Seth, speaking to members of ESP Class.Each week, for nearly ten years, men and women of all ages and from all walks of life traveled up to five hundred miles to meet in Jane Roberta's Elmira living room, glimpse their own past lives, experience altered states of consciousness, and speak directly with Seth. While Jane Roberts has touched on her ESP Class in her own books, the full story of those heady, cosmic encounters has never been written—until now!Susan M, Watkins is a close friend of Jane Roberts and was for many years an ESP Class student. In Conversations With Seth she has drawn upon her own recollections and conducted in-depth interviews with other Class members to document the wonder, drama, frenzy, and humor of those exuberant Tuesday evenings.Her fascinating narrative explains how an ever-changing group of some forty individuals evolved from curious observers into active participants in psychic experiments—on the grandest of scales! Here you'll see total strangers arguing violently over events seven hundred years old... an entire room of people spontaneously speaking in a strange tongue and understanding each other!... Seth challenging Class members to deal with their deep-seated beliefs about themselves ... the Hallowe'en night when Jane Roberts assigned students to dress as a member of the opposite sex ... and finally, Seth's ultimate assignment: to create an "Inner City," a wholly new dimension of reality.Throughout are hitherto-unpublished glimpses of Seth's energy, emotion and insight as he jokes, argues, and advises different individuals on sex,spirituality, fears, marriage, being and creativity. Here, too, is an engrossing portrait of Jane Roberts herself, who emerges as a skillful group leader and versatile teacher as well as gifted writer and trance medium.With an introduction by Jane Roberts and line drawings made during, Class by George Rhoads, Conversations With Seth offers a whole new perspective on the Seth phenomenon as well as an electrifying journey to the very frontiers of consciousness.Numerous references to SUSAN M. WATKINS appear throughout Jane Roberts's books. A graduate of both Syracuse University and the Syracuse University School of Journalism, she has worked as an editor, reporter and interviewer for newspapers in upstate New York; and her poems and articles have won several awards. Now completing her second volume of Conversations With Seth, Ms. Watkins lives in Dundee, New York.Introductory description of Seth/Jane Roberts (Unknown source)In 1963, Jane Roberts met a spiritual entity named Seth. He spoke through her and the lessons he taught proved timeless and crucial. From 1968 to 1975, Roberts held ESP classes, during which she channeled Seth. Susan Watkins was a member of that class. The knowledge gained from Seth helped Watkins and her classmates face serious illness, painful relationships, financial hardship, and natural catastrophe. It also changed their lives. In addition to being a well-written, highly entertaining historical account of the late Jane Roberts and her class, Conversations with Seth reveals the profound insights discovered by class members--insights into the origin of both the troubling and triumphant events in our lives and into the vast nature of the human consciousness. Roberts's Seth material is consistently one of the top two most visited collections at the Yale University Archives.

The Shakespearean Stage, 1574-1642


Andrew Gurr - 1980
    For twenty years it has been hailed as not only the most reliable but the liveliest and most entertaining overview of Shakespearean theater available to students. For this third edition Professor Gurr has substantially revised the book, bringing it right up to date and incorporating many new discoveries, including those of the archaeologists at the sites of the Rose and Globe theaters. The invaluable appendix, which lists all the plays performed at a particular playhouse, the playing company and date of performance, has also been revised and rearranged.

Thursday's Child


Victoria Poole - 1980
    That is, until he starts to suffer from bouts of coughing and weakness which leads to the discovery that he has a life threatening heart disease. As his health deteriorates, Sam struggles to pretend to still be a joyful teenager. But Sam is eventually forced to face facts and the prospect of a need for a heart transplant.

The Scandal of the Speaking Body: Don Juan with J. L. Austin, or Seduction in Two Languages


Shoshana Felman - 1980
    Imagining an encounter between Molière’s Don Juan and J. L. Austin, between a mythical figure of the French classical theater and a twentieth-century philosopher, she explores the relation between speech and the erotic, using a literary text as the ground for a telling encounter between philosophy, linguistics, and Lacanian psychoanalytic theory. In the years since the publication of this book (which the author today calls “the boldest, the most provocative, but also the most playful” she has written), speech act theory has continued to play a central and defining role in the theories of sexuality, gender, performance studies, post-colonial studies, and cultural studies. This book remains topical as readers increasingly discover how multiply relevant the speaking body is.Moving beyond the domain of formal linguistic analysis to address these questions, the author has written a daring and seductive book.

Lost Boston


Jane Holtz Kay - 1980
    An eminently readable history of the city's physical development, Lost Boston also makes an cloquent appeal for its preservation. Jane Holtz Kay traces the evolution of Boston from the barren, swampy peninsula of colonial times to the booming metropolis of today. In the process she creates the city's family album, infused with the flavor and energy that make Boston unique. Portrayed alongside the grand landmarks are the little details of city life that are so telling: neon signs and storefronts that were common in their time but are even more meaningful in their absence.. "Kay also brings to life the people who literally created Boston - architects like Charles Bulfinch and H. H. Richardson, landscape designer and master park creator Frederick Law Olmsted, and even such colorful political figures as Mayors John "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald and James Michael Curley.

Recovering: A Journal


May Sarton - 1980
    But, she writes, "When there is personal darkness, when there is a pain to be overcome, when we are forced to renew ourselves against all the odds, the psychic energy required simply to survive has tremendous force." This journal tells how she drew on that force, and how her friendships, her love of the natural world, and her growing audience of devoted readers brought light to the shadows."