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  • 1810-1813by Rebekka Horlacher; Daniel Tröhler

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 252.00

    The third volume of letters to Pestalozzi covers the years 1810 to 1813 and contains over 600 letters. They show how Pestalozzi's methods awakened interest in the different countries of Europe (Prussia, Russia, Italy, England). They also give insight into the first large crises within the organization of the Institute and show how high... more...

  • A.R.D Fairburnby A.R.D. Fairburn; Mac Jackson

    Victoria University Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    Poet, wit and controversialist, A.R.D. Fairburn was one of the best-known New Zealanders of his time. This volume represents the full range and vitality of his verse. Accompanying the well known anthology pieces such as 'The Cave' and 'A Farewell' are ballads like 'Walking on My Feet' and 'The Rakehelly Man', as well as a generous selection of his... more...

  • African Traditional Religion in South Africa: An Annotated Bibliographyby David Chidester; Chirevo Kwenda; Robert Petty; Judy Tobler; Darrel Wratten

    ABC-CLIO 1997; US$ 75.00

    In a changing South Africa, recovering the meaning and power of African tradition is a matter of crucial importance. This work participates in that recovery by providing a comprehensive guide to research on the indigenous religious heritage of this dynamic country. Detailed reviews of over 600 books, articles, and theses are offered along with introductory... more...

  • After the Bookby George Stachokas

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 80.00

    Libraries and librarians have been defined by the book throughout modern history. What happens when society increasingly lets print go in favour of storing, retrieving and manipulating electronic information? What happens after the book? After the Book explores how the academic library of the 21st Century is first and foremost a provider of electronic... more...

  • Albrecht Durerby Jane Campbell Hutchison

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 135.00

    Hutchison's book is a complete guide on Durer and the research on his work, his historical import and his aesthetic legacy. more...

  • Aldous Huxleyby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    Aldous Huxley has been called the 20th century's answer to the Renaissance thinker. He gained fame for his utopian and dystopian fiction, including Brave New World, Point Counter Point, Crome Yellow, and Ape and Essence. With an introductory essay from Yale literature professor Harold Bloom, this volume contains a collection of the finest contemporary... more...

  • American Libraries before 1876by Haynes McMullen

    ABC-CLIO 2000; US$ 119.95

    1876 is considered to mark the beginning of the modern library movement in the United States, but Americans created and used thousands of libraries before that date. While the history of American libraries has not been neglected by scholars, none has examined in detail where in the different parts of the country various libraries came into existence... more...

  • American Public Library Handbook, Theby Guy Marco

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 75.00

    "One of the informal hallmarks of a true profession is the existence of a solid, well-organised handbook of professional knowledge and practice?the 'vade mecum',?meant to be carried 'in the hand' and referred to constantly. This fine production from the world's oldest professional body for librarians amply passes the test for a good handbook: it is... more...

  • Angelsby George J. Marshall

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 49.95

    In the 1990s alone, more than 400 works on angels were published, adding to an already burgeoning genre. Throughout the centuries angels have been featured in, among others, theological works on scripture; studies in comparative religions; works on art, architecture and music; philological studies; philosophical, sociological, anthropological, archeological... more...

  • The Anglo-Saxon Libraryby Michael Lapidge

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 67.99

    This invaluable study sets out the evidence for the nature and holdings of libraries in Anglo-Saxon England, from the sixth century to the eleventh. It is furnished with appendices which include editions of all surviving Anglo-Saxon book inventories, lists of those manuscripts exported from and imported into Anglo-Saxon England, and a catalogue of... more...