Best Arthur Best books

Judaism's Ten Best Ideas: A Brief Guide for Seekers

Dr. Arthur Green

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A welcoming introduction to the most important ideas in Judaism.

In an age of fluid identity, many people are honestly asking the question "Why be Jewish?" What in this religious and ethnic legacy is worth preserving? Does Judaism have something unique to offer a contemporary seeker free to choose a way of life and a system of values?

Here is the answer of a leading spiritual teacher who has faced these questions in conversation with generations of students. With warmth, humor, personal and rabbinic stories and down-to-earth explanations, Arthur Green presents the ideas in Judaism that kept him loyal to the tradition passed on to him. The result is an enticing look into timeless Jewish wisdom that will encourage you to explore further and search out the riches of Judaism for yourself.

Best Practice, Fourth Edition: Bringing Standards to Life in America's Classrooms

Steven Zemelman

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"The single most powerful variable in student achievement is the quality of teaching. But what does quality mean? What does it look like in real classrooms? It looks like the teaching in this book."
-Steven Zemelman, Harvey "Smokey" Daniels, and Arthur Hyde

Best Practice is back, and with it Steve Zemelman, Smokey Daniels, and Arthur Hyde invite you to greet today's most important educational challenges with proven, state-of-the-art teaching. Linguistic diversity, technology, Common Core, high-stakes testing-no matter the hurdle, Best Practice teaching supports powerful learning across our profession.

Best Practice, Fourth Edition, is the ultimate guide to teaching excellence. Its framework of seven Best Practice Structures and cutting-edge implementation strategies are proven across the grades and subject areas. BP4 creates common ground for teachers, leaders, and principals by recommending practices drawn from the latest scientific research, professional consensus, and the innovative classrooms of exemplary teachers.

BP4 puts top-quality teaching at the fingertips of individual practitioners by sharing real-life instructional scenes that define classroom excellence, increase learning, and improve students' life opportunities. It's also more valuable than ever to PLCs and school reform initiatives thanks to:

  • plans and strategies for exceeding state and Common Core Standards
  • cohesive principles and common language that strengthen professional collaboration
  • classroom vignettes that show teachers and kids at work
  • chapters on reading, writing, math, science, and social studies that support unified instructional goals
  • special attention to technology in the classroom, special education, ELLs, struggling readers, and the arts.

This new educational era demands highly-effective, high-quality instruction that makes a difference for students. Fortunately with Zemelman, Daniels, and Hyde's help every educator can be a world-class, life-changing teacher-a Best Practice teacher.

The Unexpected President: The Life and Times of Chester A. Arthur

Scott S. Greenberger

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Nobody expected the vice president, a New York political hack, to be president. And after President James A. Garfield was shot in 1881, nobody expected Chester A. Arthur to become a strong and effective president, a courageous anti-corruption reformer, and an early civil rights advocate. And yet...

Despite his promising start as a young man, by his early fifties Chester A. Arthur was known as the crooked crony of New York machine boss Roscoe Conkling. For years Arthur had been perceived as unfit to govern, not only by critics and the vast majority of his fellow citizens but by his own conscience. As President James A. Garfield struggled for his life, Arthur knew better than his detractors that he failed to meet the high standard a president must uphold.

And yet, from the moment President Arthur took office, he proved to be not just honest but brave, going up against the very forces that had controlled him for decades. He surprised everyone--and gained many enemies--when he swept house and took on corruption, civil rights for blacks, and issues of land for Native Americans.

A mysterious young woman deserves much of the credit for Arthur's remarkable transformation. Julia Sand, a bedridden New Yorker, wrote Arthur nearly two dozen letters urging him to put country over party, to find "the spark of true nobility" that lay within him. At a time when women were barred from political life, Sand's letters inspired Arthur to transcend his checkered past--and changed the course of American history.

This beautifully written biography tells the dramatic, untold story of a virtually forgotten American president. It is the tale of a machine politician and man-about-town in Gilded Age New York who stumbled into the highest office in the land, only to rediscover his better self when his nation needed him.

Evidence: Examples & Explanations

Arthur Best

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<p> The #1 study guide for Evidence is now in its <b>Seventh Edition</b>. <b> Examples & Explanations: Evidence</b> is the go-to resource for any student struggling to understand the concepts and rules of evidence as described in their casebook. The <i>Examples & Explanations</i> pedagogy encourages students to read the text carefully, apply what they have learned, and test their understanding of the material. </p> <p> <b>A leader in its field, <i>Examples & Explanations: Evidence</i> features:</b> </p> <ul> <li> <b>clear and concise introductions</b> to the concepts and Rules of Evidence </li> <li> <b>examples with questions</b> that start out simply and gradually build in complexity </li> <li> <b>thorough explanations of how to analyze the questions</b> in the examples </li> <li> <b>a "plain language" version of the Federal Rules of Evidence</b>, complete with new amendments to the Rules </li> <li> <b>generous use of visual aids</b>—tables and charts—that illustrate key concepts </li> </ul> <p> <b>Still fewer than 350 pages, the Seventh Edition includes:</b> </p> <ul> <li> <b>discussion of <i>Giles v. California</i>, concerning Hearsay and the Confrontation Clause </b> </li> <li> <b>analysis of newly-adopted Rule 502</b>, regarding inadvertent waiver of the attorney-client privilege, with a plain-language explanation in the Appendix </li> <li> <b>a flow chart</b> that illustrates the proper sequence of analysis for relevance and hearsay exclusions & exceptions as applied to an out-of-court statement </li> <li> <b>a new chart</b> that illustrates <b>character evidence with regard to the propensity inference</b> </li> </ul> <p> <b>Examples & Explanations: Evidence, Seventh Edition</b>, is a current and time-proven resource that you can recommend to your students with confidence. </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p>

Arthur: The Dog who Crossed the Jungle to Find a Home

Mikael Lindnord

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The epic true story of one man, a dog, and how they found each other

As seen on an ESPN SC Featured documentary

When you're racing 435 miles through the jungles and mountains of South America, the last thing you need is a stray dog tagging along. But that's exactly what happened to Mikael Lindnord, captain of a Swedish adventure racing team, when he threw a scruffy but dignified mongrel a meatball one afternoon.

When the team left the next day, the dog followed. Try as they might, they couldn't lose him—and soon Mikael realized that he didn't want to. Crossing rivers, battling illness and injury, and struggling through some of the toughest terrain on the planet, the team and the dog walked together toward the finish line, where Mikael decided he would save the dog, now named Arthur, and bring him back to his family in Sweden, whatever it took. In compelling prose, illustrated with candid photographs, Arthur provides a testament to the amazing bond between dogs and people.

Examples & Explanations for Evidence

Arthur Best

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A favorite classroom prep tool of successful students that is often recommended by professors, the Examples & Explanations (E&E) series provides an alternative perspective to help you understand your casebook and in-class lectures. Each E&E offers hypothetical questions complemented by detailed explanations that allow you to test your knowledge of the topics in your courses and compare your own analysis.

Here s why you need an E&E to help you study throughout the semester:

  • Clear explanations of each class topic, in a conversational, funny style.
  • Features hypotheticals similar to those presented in class, with corresponding analysis so you can use them during the semester to test your understanding, and again at exam time to help you review.
  • It offers coverage that works with ALL the major casebooks, and suits any class on a given topic.

The Examples & Explanations series has been ranked the most popular study aid among law students because it is equally as helpful from the first day of class through the final exam.

The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke

Arthur C. Clarke

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Author of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Childhood's End, The City and the Stars, and the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning Rendezvous with Rama, Arthur C. Clarke is the most celebrated science fiction author alive. He is―with H. G. Wells, Isaac Asimov, and Robert A. Heinlein―one of the writers who define science fiction in our time. Now Clarke has cooperated in the preparation of a massive, definitive edition of his collected shorter works. From early work like "Rescue Party" and "The Lion of Comarre," through classics like "The Star," "Earthlight," "The Nine Billion Names of God," and "The Sentinel" (kernel of the later novel, and movie, 2001: A Space Odyssey), all the way to later work like "A Meeting with Medusa" and "The Hammer of God," this immense volume encapsulates one of the great SF careers of all time.

The Best Time Travel Stories of the 20th Century: Stories by Arthur C. Clarke, Jack Finney, Joe Haldeman, Ursula K. Le Guin,

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LEAP INTO THE FUTURE, AND SHOOT BACK TO THE PAST

H. G. Wells’s seminal short story “The Time Machine,” published in 1895, provided the springboard for modern science fiction’s time travel explosion. Responding to their own fascination with the subject, the greatest visionary writers of the twentieth century penned some of their finest stories. Here are eighteen of the most exciting tales ever told, including

“Time’s Arrow” In Arthur C. Clarke’s classic, two brilliant physicists finally crack the mystery of time travel—with appalling consequences.

“Death Ship” Richard Matheson, author of Somewhere in Time, unveils a chilling scenario concerning three astronauts who stumble upon the conundrum of past and future.

“A Sound of Thunder” Ray Bradbury’s haunting vision of modern man gone dinosaur hunting poses daunting questions about destiny and consequences.

“Yesterday Was Monday” If all the world’s a stage, Theodore Sturgeon’s compelling tale follows the odyssey of an ordinary joe who winds up backstage.

“Rainbird” R. A. Lafferty reflects on what might have been in this brainteaser about an inventor so brilliant that he invents himself right out of existence.

“Timetipping” What if everyone time-traveled except you? Jack Dann provides some surprising answers in this literary gem.

. . . as well as twelve other stories, including 

“Time Locker” by Henry Kuttner • “I’m Scared” by Jack Finney • “A Gun for Dinosaur” by L. Sprague de Camp • “The Man Who Came Early” by Poul Anderson • “Leviathan!” by Larry Niven • “Anniversary Project” by Joe Halderman • “Fire Watch” by Connie Willis • “Sailing to Byzantium” by Robert Silverberg • “The Pure Product” by John Kessel • “Trapalanda” by Charles Sheffield • “The Price of Oranges” by Nancy Kress • “Another Story, or A Fisherman of the Inland Sea” by Ursula K. Le Guin

By turns frightening, puzzling, and fantastic, these stories engage us in situations that may one day break free of the bonds of fantasy . . . to enter the realm of the future: our future.

Siegel's Evidence: Essay & Multiple Choice Questions & Answers, 5th Edition

Brian N. Siegel

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The Siegel's Series works through key topics in a Q&A format, providing an additional source for self-quizzing. A proven resource for high performance, titles in this exam-prep series contain essay questions with model answers, as well as multiple-choice questions and answers.

Siegel's Series Features:

  • All titles newly revised and updated
  • Multiple-choice questions with answers
  • Essay questions with model answers
  • Available for all major subjects
  • Great for exam prep

Arthur (Pendragon Cycle)

Stephen R. Lawhead

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In a forgotten age of darkness, a magnificent king arose to light the land

They called him unfit to rule, a lowborn, callow boy, Uther’s bastard. But his coming had been foretold in the songs of the bard Taliesin. And he had learned powerful secrets at the knee of the mystical sage Merlin.

He was ARTHUR—Pendragon of the Island of the Mighty—who would rise to legendary greatness in a Britain torn by violence, greed, and war; who would usher in a glorious reign of peace and prosperity; and who would fall in a desperate attempt to save the one he loved more than life.

ARTHUR

“Evocate . . . intriguing . . . enthralling.” –Locus