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  • Food for the Soulby Alex LaPerchia

    University Press of America 2014; US$ 29.99

    Food for the Soul tells the stories of influential Catholic figures through short biographical plays and explores important issues facing the Church and our society today. Author Alex LaPerchia also explores his personal history as a Catholic and shares how God reveals Himself though all faiths. more...

  • Homo Mysticusby Wolfgang Struve; George Wald

    University Press of America 2014; US$ 24.99

    Homo Mysticus presents three renowned lectures delivered by Wolfgang Struve from 1974 to 1984, translated into English in this volume. Philosophical and mystical experiences are finally given expression in this remarkable collection. more...

  • Atuolu Omaluby Jonathan O. Chimakonam

    University Press of America 2014; US$ 38.99

    The story of African philosophy is surrounded by controversy. Decades after the ?great debate? over its mere existence, many fundamental questions are left unanswered. This collection of essays by emerging African thinkers brings fresh insight to both old questions and new issues, bringing shape and direction to a hitherto formless discipline. ... more...

  • Place Meantby G. V. Loewen

    University Press of America 2014; US$ 74.99

    What does place mean for human beings? What does it mean to exist in space? How do we place ourselves not only in physical space, but within the interior landscape of consciousness? Place Meant explores these and related questions through the lenses of psychoanalysis, sociology, geography, folklore, and history. more...

  • Inherent and Instrumental Valuesby G. John M. Abbarno

    University Press of America 2014; US$ 38.99

    The essays in this book offer an in-depth exploration of value theory. Portions examine the theoretical foundations of values and valuation exploring the rational groundwork for judgments. Other aspects, appealing to value distinctions of inherent, intrinsic, and instrumental, bring to light matters of aesthetic, social political, ethical, and ontological... more...

  • Turkey and the Westby Yusuf Turan Çetiner

    University Press of America 2014; US$ 89.99

    Turkey and the West discusses the Turkish foreign policy that was pursued in the post-Atatürk period of 1938 to 1958. It offers a reinterpretation of Turkey?s uneasy shift from neutrality to join the Western Alliance which continuously shaped Turkey`s apprehension of regional and world politics in decades to come. more...

  • Chain Reaction and Chaosby Sadegh Shajari

    University Press of America 2014; US$ 79.99

    In this new perspective, Iran?s quest for nuclear power?in the context of the global energy challenge and the Cold War-era nuclear arms race?takes on new dimension. This study goes beyond current affairs and analyzes interactions between the complex evolution of U.S. policy toward Iran and events in modern Iranian history that shape the determinants... more...

  • Net-Generation Student Motivation to Attend Community Collegeby Shalom Michael Akili

    University Press of America 2014; US$ 49.99

    This book explores what motivates net-generation community college students to complete their degrees. By emphasizing relationships, personal growth, and support systems, the author?s research will empower educational institutions to increase retention and foster success. more...

  • Educational Leadership: Perspectives on Preparation and Practiceby Norris M. Haynes; Sousan Arafeh; Cynthia McDaniels

    University Press of America 2014; US$ 74.99

    This book identifies core knowledge that educational leaders need to learn in pre-service preparation and throughout in-service professional development. The contributors discuss established pedagogical and experiential learning models as well as provocative new paradigms of their own to help prepare leaders and reinforce leadership effectiveness.... more...

  • Challenging the Absoluteby Simon F. Oliai

    University Press of America 2014; US$ 59.99

    In this book, written in the wake of such influential European thinkers as Nietzsche, Heidegger, Foucault, Derrida, and Vattimo, Simon Oliai argues that unless the ?European? affirmation of man?s finite existence becomes universal, we shall never rid ourselves of the repressive shadow of a long dead metaphysical idol. more...