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The Limits of Tolerance Censorship and Intellectual Freedom in Public Libraries

By: Curry, Ann & Robert Usherwood

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Lanham MD, Scarecrow Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15948

ISBN: 0810832240

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Only slight wear. Gift notation (author?) on front free end paper. ; A bright, solid book, brown cloth covered boards with black and gilt titles front and spine.; 9.15 X 6.15 X 0.90 inches; 288 pages; The relationship between the practice of public librarianship and the philosophy of intellectual freedom has been an uneasy one for a long time. The library controls access to information by the very act of selecting materials, and must, therefore, deal with censorship on a basic level. Are certain subjects, by their nature, the antithesis of community service? Professional standards give some g... View more info

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The Ozymandias Principles Thirty-One Strategies for Surviving Challenge

By: Foster, Harold D.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Vancouver BC, Southdowne Press/ UBC: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14943

ISBN: 1894029011

Condition: Very Good+


Light wear to corners of card covers ; A bright, solid book. At the back of the book are provided, timeline, character notes and a glossary of terms to help clarify any confusing aspects of the book. ; Trade PB; 0.75 x 9 x 6.25 Inches; 201 pages; "This book probes the anatomy of resilience, the ability to accomodate change gracefully. Dissection takes place, not in an operating theatre but in the legislature of DeltaGlobe, a futuristic virtual reality world. In the the year 2096, government supporters argue in favour of graeter resilience, while members of the 'loyal opposition' deride ... View more info

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OVER THE TEACUPS

By: Holmes, Oliver Wendell

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin (Riverside Press): [1891]1902

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 3961

Condition: Very Good


Breakfast Table Series; 16mo - 6" to 7" tall; 440 pages; Light brown leather spine and corners show some edgewear, gilt blindstamped design on spine, top gilt. Marbled paper covered boards and end papers. Back hinge appears to have been glued, front hinge intact. Previous owner's name on blank page. This is from the Breakfast Table Series - Handy Volume Edition. Dated MDCCCCII on title page. Very attractive little volume. Binding is Three-Quarter Leather. View more info

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Leaving the Cave Evolutionary Naturalism in Social-Scientific Thought

By: Hutcheon, Pat Duffy

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Waterloo, ON, Wilfrid Laurier University Press: 1996

Seller ID: 14893

ISBN: 0889202583

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Light edge wear, Dj spine faded, sticker shadow on front free end paper. ; A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar ; 1.3 x 9.2 x 6 Inches; 504 pages; "How can one explain the general failure of the social sciences to accumulate reliable knowledge? According to Pat Duffy Hutcheon the social sciences have failed us in the twentieth century. Practitioners in the social realm (such as politicians, therapists, educators and economists) are unable to provide the answers we seek to meet the challenges of our everyday lives and the next millennium. In 'Leaving the Cave' Hutcheon explores the reasons fo... View more info

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Le Problème Moral et la pensée de Sartre

By: Jeanson, Francis

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Paris, Éditions Du Myrte: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17444

Condition: Very Good-


Short tears head & tail of spine, a little discoloration, glassine cover over book is chipped with tears. Some pencil underlining of text ; Preface in the form of a letter from Sartre to Jeanson. A tight solid book. ; Trade PB; Collection 'Pensée et Civilisation'; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 372 pages; This book was originally published in softcover by Éditions Du Myrte. View more info

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A Year with C. S. Lewis Daily Readings from His Classic Works

By: Lewis, C. S.

Price: $14.95

Publisher: San Francisco, HarperOne: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17486

ISBN: 0060566167

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket


Gift notation on FFEP.; A bright, solid book. dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; 7.40 X 5.80 X 1.40 inches; 410 pages; The classic A Year with C.S. Lewis is an intimate day-to-day companion by C.S. Lewis, the most important Christian writer of the 20th century. The daily meditations have been culled from Lewis’ celebrated signature classics: Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, The Problem of Pain, Miracles, and A Grief Observed, as well as from the distinguished works The Weight of Glory and The Abolition of Man. Ruminating on such themes as the nature of love, the exi... View more info

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Great Thinkers of the Western World The Major Ideas and Classic Works of More Than 100 Outstanding Western Philosophers, Physical and Social Scientists, Psychologists, Religious Writers and Theologians

By: Mcgreal, Ian P.

Price: $21.50

Publisher: New York, Collins Reference: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17479

ISBN: 006270026X

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


DJ is price-clipped.; A bright, solid book, dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; 9.40 X 7.70 X 1.80 inches; 572 pages; "Great Thinkers of the Western World is a concise and authoritative guide to the principal theoretical ideas of the outstanding thinkers in Western history. From Parmenides to Albert Camus, theses men and women have profoundly influenced the development of Western civilization through their theories and revolutionary ideas and by providing intellectual, scientific or spiritual illumination.Articles on 116 thinkers are arranged chronologically, making it essay for read... View more info

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The Practice and Theory of Bolshevism

By: Russell, Bertrand

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, George Allen and Unwin: 1954

Edition: Second Edition; Third Printing

Seller ID: 19228

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket


Front free end paper torn out, a few penciled underlinings, some discoloration of dustjacket ; A tight solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 131 pages; "Bertrand Russell's book on Bolshevism was first published in 1920, early in the history of the regime. His main criticism was directed at the fact that Bolshevik practice was not in accordance with theory. He sympathized with their ideals, deplored some of their doctrines and still more their practice. Taking all relevant factors into consideration, Russell considered the Bolshevik experiment, as conduc... View more info

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A Social History of Truth Civility and Science in Seventeenth-Century England

By: Shapin, Steven

Price: $27.95

Publisher: Chicago, University of Chicago Press: 1994

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 17714

ISBN: 0226750191

Condition: Very Good+


Small corner bumps and creasing. ; A bright, solid book, card covers are crisp. ; Trade PB; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 483 pages; "How do we come to trust our knowledge of the world? What are the means by which we distinguish true from false accounts? Why do we credit one observational statement over another?In A Social History of Truth, Shapin engages these universal questions through an elegant recreation of a crucial period in the history of early modern science: the social world of gentlemen-philosophers in seventeenth-century England. Steven Shapin paints a vivid picture of the relati... View more info