The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Studiesand Philosophy of Religion new books soon to be avalible.
Synopsis:"Presents a survey of research in this technical and diverse field that is useful for scholars and students who need to command linguistic, historical, literary, and philosophical skills. This title includes forty-five contributions that review and analyse thinking and work, and examines the progress and direction of the debates. " -from bookjacket
Synopsis: "This substantial anthology of classical and contemporary readings serves as a survey and analysis of the key issues, figures, and concepts in the philosophy of religion.The readings examine a wide variety of topics, including religious identity, theism and divine attributes, explanations of religion, atheism-theistic debates, nontheistic religions, evils and goods, religious values, personal identity, and death.The integration of the key issues concerning students today makes this book distinctive and accessible. Edited and introduced by distinguished scholars, these essays are essential reading for anyone interested in the philosophy of religion." -from bookjacket
Page images have just been released by Library and Archives Canada of the 1851 nominal census returns for Canada East [Quebec], Canada West [Ontario], New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia. (In Canada West, the census was actually taken in 1852.) As stated in the site's documentation, "This tool allows researchers to search by geographic location only. As this is not a nominally-indexed database, it is not searchable by family name." The Automated Genealogy project, which has indexed previous census releases for 1901, 1906, and 1911, has an index for 1851 in the "proof-of-concept" stage.
Practical Ecology: for Planners, Developers, and Citizensand Conservation: Linking Ecology, Economics and Culture new ecology books avalable from the new book shelf.
Synopsis:"Perlman (biology, Brandeis U.) and Milder (an environmental planner and consultant) introduce key ecological concepts for planners, landscape architects, developers, and others involved in planning and building human habitats. Practical Ecology: for Planners, Developers, and Citizens offers guidelines for protecting species and ecosystems while also creating healthy, sustainable human communities. An appendix provides information on the state of biodiversity in North America, and the volume's 18 color plates are supplemented with many illustrations in b&w. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR " -from bookjacket
Synopsis: "Balancing the rights of local people with the obligation to preserve viable ecosystems for future generations is the single most pressing challenge confronting global citizens in the twenty-first century. In this book, Borgerhoff Mulder and Coppolillo provide a lucid and admirably interdisciplinary synthesis of anthropological, biological, and economic perspectives essential to scientifically enlightened dialogue in this domain. Conservation: Linking Ecology, Economics, and Culture grew out of a pioneering course titled 'People and Conservation, ' but this unique synthesis will be as helpful to policy makers and park managers as it will be to teachers and students interested in conservation biology and anthropology. It is a book that deserves to be widely adopted."--Sarah B. Hrdy, author of "Mother Nature: A History of Mothers, Infants, and Natural Selection"
MLA has provided EBSCO with nearly 40 years of retrospective content for the MLA International Bibliography covering the years from 1926 to 1962. Many of the articles are available in fulltext in JStor if you use the button.
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When searching for foreign article/book titles in the EBSCOhost databases (Academic Search Elite, SportDiscus, ATLA, etc.) make sure you place quotation marks around the title.
EBSCOhost databases make use of field indicators, such as "de" and "la" for descriptor and language respectively. If such field indicators occur as words in a title you will likely not find any results, even though the title is in the database. Foreign languages, such as French and Dutch, can be affected by this problem. Fortunately, quotation marks around the title solve the problem.
A title search for the following title in the ATLA database does not work:
À propos de la définition du péché chez Pierre Abelard
The title must be entered with quotation marks:
"À propos de la définition du péché chez Pierre Abelard"