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The Olympics: The Basics
The Olympics: The BasicsThe Olympics: The Basics is an accessible, contemporary introduction to the Olympic movement and Games. Chapters explain how the Olympics transcend sports, engaging us with a range of contemporary philosophical, social, cultural and political matters, including:
peace development and diplomacy management and economics corruption, terror and activism the rise of human enhancement ethics and environmentalism.
This book explores the controversy and the legacy of the Olympics, drawing attention to the deeper values of Olympism, as the Olympic movement’s most valuable intellectual property.
Tags: Olympics, contemporary, Olympic, Basics, ethics
John Grisham - The Testament

John Grisham - The TestamentNate O'Riley is a powerful Washington lawyer. Returning to work after a long stay in hospital is difficult for Nate. Then he is sent on a journey that takes him from the tense courtrooms of Washington to the dangerous swamps of Brazil. It is a journey that will change his life forever... 
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Tags: Washington, journey, dangerous, tense, takes, courtrooms, swamps, Brazil, 2008level, DAMAGED, Available, American, Contemporary, forever, forever, change
Contemporary Authors: 1945 to the Present
Contemporary Authors: 1945 to the PresentContemporary literature encompasses so many genres, literary forms, and themes that it would seem almost impossible to identify a unifying thread between them. Yet in the tradition established by literary heavyweights who came before, modern writers of all stripes and backgrounds have continued to entertain and to confront the social, cultural, and psychological realities of the times—including everything from racial identity to war to technology—with their own flair and insight. The diversity of authors profiled herein—from Toni Morrison to Sylvia Plath to Stephen King to David Foster Wallace—attests to the scope and complexity of modern society.
Tags: literary, modern, Contemporary, insight, diversity
Guide to Contemporary Usage and Style

TGuide to Contemporary Usage and StyleTGuide to Contemporary Usage and Style

Have you ever honed in on a problem, and wondered if you should have homed in on it instead? The American Heritage® Guide to Contemporary Usage and Style answers hundreds of questions like these, questions that writers are bound to confront sooner or later. The Guide teases apart word confusions, explains differences between scientific and lay uses of words, defines grammatical terms

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Contemporary British Autoethnography

Contemporary British AutoethnographyContemporary British Autoethnography

This book was developed over a number of conversations with many people over many years. To all of them we say thank you. As editors, we have all, inevitably, had very different autoethnographic experiences of autoethnography. It was our unique and different positions that encouraged and prompted us to want to collect a number of chapters from different perspectives and disciplines, showing how some of the many forms and guises that constitute autoethnography can be presented.
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Big Time Shakespeare

Big Time ShakespeareBig Time Shakespeare

Shakespeare has made the big time. No less than the Beatles or Liberace, Elvis Presley or Mick Jagger, Shakespeare is big-time in the idiomatic sense of cultural success and widespread notoriety. Not only has he achieved canonical status, Shakespeare is a contemporary celebrity. His artistic distinction and aptitude for contro
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The Adventure of Education

The Adventure of Education

This book on process-relational philosophy of education suggests that the notion of Adventure is foundational for the advancement of knowledge. Learning, teaching, and research are best conceived as rhythmic and relational processes, involving curiosity, imagination, valuation, creativity, and self-realization. Thus construed, contemporary educational practices can be revitalized from pedagogies of information retention and the current overemphasis on analytic precision.
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