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  • NEW BOOKS

  • In this section you can find out which are new books in ACNS collection. We are listing just the major titles. For the whole list please contact us at americkikutak@nscable.net

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  • Intercultural Competence: Interpersonal Communication Across Cultures (6th Edition)

  • Presenting balanced coverage of skills and theory, Intercultural Competence provides readers with the knowledgeable background and necessary skills to succeed in today's multicultural environment. Blending both the practical and theoretical, this thoroughly researched book offers readers an enjoyable read and contemporary coverage of the impact of technology on intercultural communication and cutting-edge interpersonal scholarship. Intercultural Competence provides a discussion of important ethical and social issues relating to intercultural communication and encourages readers to apply theory through vivid examples to better prepare them to interact in intercultural relationships.

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  • The Insanity Defense: The Complete Prose

  • Comprising the classic bestsellers "Getting Even, Without Feathers," and "Side Effects," this definitive collection of comic writings is from a man who needs no Introduction. Really-this book has no Introduction. "The Insanity Defense" reveals many sides of Woody Allen as he holds forth on the most human of urges ("Why does man kill? He kills for food. And not only for food: frequently there must be a beverage"); reflects on death ("I don't believe in an afterlife, although I am bringing a change of underwear"); and notes the effect on history wrought by trick chewing gum, the dribble glass, and other novelties. There is also an inspiring story of the futile race to beat Dr. Heimlich to the punch: "The food went down the wrong pipe, and choking occurred. Grasping the mouse firmly by the tail, I snapped it like a small whip, and the morsel of cheese came loose. If we can transfer the procedure to humans, we may have something. Too early to tell." All Woody Allen fans will cherish this uproarious treasury-and those who don't enjoy The Insanity Defense are just plain crazy. "If you don't care if you break into helpless whoops of laughter on buses, trains, or wherever you happen to be reading it." "-Chicago Tribune," on "Without Feathers" "Brilliant flights of fancy whose comic detail and inspired silliness are at once dramatic and controlled." "-The New York Times, " on "Side Effects"

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  • Grandmothers of the Light: A Medicine Woman's Sourcebook

  • In this magical new book, a Laguna Pueblo/Sioux Indian and one of this country's foremost Native American scholars introduces the world of the female supernatural. Allen retells 21 stories from Cherokee to Navajo, Aztec to Maya, which have guided female shamans toward an understanding of the sacred. Illustrated.

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  • Linking Practice and Theory

  • Although the idea of the reflective practitioner is embraced by many, there is still a need to understand how teachers' practical experience and the theoretical insights of researchers can be linked in teacher education. This book offers a framework for addressing this problem. It brings together 15 years of experience in teacher education and research, based on Korthagen's concept of "realistic teacher education" which is well known in Europe and gaining interest in North America. Set up as a journey back and forth between practice and theory, this book is not only about linking them but models how it can be done, providing both practical solutions and research-based theoretical foundations. "Linking Practice and Theory: The Pedagogy of Realistic Teacher Education: " * serves as a guidebook for teacher educators, with many practical ideas and guidelines; * prepares the reader for a fundamental shift in thinking about teacher education; and * uses an international perspective in analyzing real, practical experience in teacher education, in the Netherlands and in other countries.

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  • 400 Must-Have Words for the TOEFL

  • For students whose first language is not English and who wish to study at a university with an English-based curriculum, no admittance test is more important than the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). This guide presents the most important English words found on the exam

     

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  • Runaway Bunny

  • Once there was a bunny who wanted to run away. No matter how or where he decided to go, his mother was always there to look after him. By the author of "Goodnight Moon" and "Three Little Animals".

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  • Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism

  • In this unprecedented book, a gifted animal scientist who is also autistic, delivers a report on autism, written from her unique perspective. What emerges is the document of an extraordinary human being, one who bridges the gulf between her condition and our own, shedding light on the riddle of our common identity.

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  • A Social History of the Media: From Gutenberg to the Internet

  • Written by two leading social and cultural historians, the first edition of A Social History of the Media has become a classic textbook, providing a masterful overview of communication media and of the social and cultural contexts within which they emerged and evolved over time. In this new and revised edition, Asa Briggs and Peter Burke have updated their classic study to cover the exciting media developments of the early 21st Century. In addition to the classic material exploring the continuing importance of oral and manuscript communication, the rise of print and the relationship between physical transportation and social communication, a new chapter on multimedia now extends the far-reaching scope of this book. New media technologies are treated in new depth throughout the latter sections and the book concludes with an account of the convergences associated with digital communication technology, the rise of the internet and the phenomenon of globalization. Avoiding technological determinism and rejecting assumptions of straightforward evolutionary progress, this book brings out the rich and varied histories of communication media. It will be an ideal text for students in history, media and cultural studies and journalism, but it will also appeal to a wide general readership. It has already been translated into more than ten languages.

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  • The Shining

  • In the exciting build-up to publication of Stephen King's new mainstream novel, LISEY'S STORY, Hodder are launching their King Classics Campaign -- starting with 6 of the most popular titles, CARRIE, THE SHINING, BAG OF BONES, CHRISTINE, THE STAND, MISERY. These titles will be published for the first time in B-format paperback, in a stunning new livery.

     

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  • Half of a Yellow Sun

  • From the award-winning author of "Purple Hibiscus" comes this masterly, haunting new novel, in which Adichie recreates a seminal moment in modern African history: Biafra's impassioned struggle to establish an independent republic in Nigeria during the 1960s.

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  • The Captain Is Out to Lunch

  • A book length collaboration between two underground legends, Charles Bukowski and Robert Crumb. Bukowski's last journals candidly and humorously reveal the events in the writer's life as death draws inexorably nearer, thereby illuminating our own lives and natures, and to give new meaning to what was once only familiar. Crumb has illustrated the text with 12 full-page drawings and a portrait of Bukowski.

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  • Selected Writings of Gertrude Stein

  • This huge, classic anthology of writings is from every period and every mannner of Gertrude Stein's long and illustrious career.

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  • Where the Red Fern Grows

  • With gorgeous new cover art, this beloved American tale about the friendship between a boy and his two dogs has assumed the status of a modern classic and has been made into a highly acclaimed motion picture.

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  • Spider Woman's Granddaughters: Traditional Tales and Contemporary Writing by Native American Women

  • According to Cherokee legend, Grandmother Spider brought the light of intelligence to the people. For the first time, Spider Woman's Granddaughters brings to light the original American. It is a unique addition to feminist literatire--and a treasure trove for the ever-increasing audience for Native American works.

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  • Stuart Little

  • Stuart Little is no ordinary mouse. Born to a family of humans, he lives in New York City with his parents, his older brother, George, and Snowbell the cat. Though he's shy and thoughtful, he's an adventurous and heroic little mouse. His daring escapades include racing a toy boat in a Central Park pond, retrieving his mother's ring from a drain, and crawling inside a piano to fix the keys for his brother. When his best friend, a beautiful little bird called Margalo disappears from her nest, Stuart is determined to track her down. He ventures away from home for the very first time in his life and finds himself embroiled in one exciting adventure after another, making new friends and meeting old ones along the way. This is a story of growing up, and ultimately of discovering oneself.

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  • Three Tales of My Father's Dragon

  • A volume that's sure to be treasured for years to come, this 50th anniversary edition of a children's classic contains the three tales of "My Father's Dragon: Elmer and the Dragon, The Dragons of Blueland", and the title story.

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  • New Book At ACNS

  • For the month of March - new Antology in Serbian language!

    "Danse Macabre - Antologija anglojezičkog pesništva od XIV do XX veka"

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  • Charles R. Cross “Room Full of Mirrors”

  • Biography of Jimi Hendrix

    Seattle music journalist Charles R. Cross takes on the life and career of his city's favorite son with Room Full of Mirrors: A Biography of Jimi Hendrix. Published in 2005 on the 35th anniversary of the artist's death, Cross has delivered what is the first and last word you should ever read about Jimi Hendrix. Sure, the John McDermott and Eddie Kramer collaboration Hendrix: Setting The Record Straight is a fine book, but Cross has taken on the dirty work of compiling a total biography.

     

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  • Charles R. Cross “Heavier than Heaven”

  • Biography of Kurt Cobain

    The art of Nirvana's Kurt Cobain was all about his private life, but written in a code as obscure as T.S. Eliot's. Now Charles Cross has cracked the code in the definitive biography Heavier Than Heaven, an all-access pass to Cobain's heart and mind. It reveals many secrets, thanks to 400-plus interviews, and even quotes Cobain's diaries and suicide notes and reveals an unreleased Nirvana masterpiece. At last we know how he created, how lies helped him die, how his family and love life entwined his art--plus, what the heck "Smells Like Teen Spirit" really means.

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