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  • Bashan and I

    By Thomas Mann

    Our Price: $18.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780812218336
    • Publisher: UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA PR
    • Published: September 2002
    Bashan and I is the moving story of Thomas Mann's relationship with his spirited German short-haired pointer. From their first encounter at a local farm, Mann reveals how he slowly grows to love this energetic, loyal, and intelligent animal. Taking daily walks in the nearby parkland, Mann begins to understand and appreciate Bashan as a living being, witnessing his native delight in chasing rabbits, deer, and squirrels along with his careful investigations of stones, fallen branches, and clumps of wet leaves. As their bond deepens, Mann is led to contemplate Bashan's inner life, and marvels at the ease with which his dog trusts him, completely putting his life into his master's hands.Over time, the two develop a deep mutual understanding, but for Mann, there is always a sense of loss at never being able to enter the private world of his dear friend, and he slowly becomes conscious of the eternal divide between mankind and the rest of nature. Nonetheless, the unique relationship quietly moves to the forefront of Mann's life, and when master and companion are briefly separated, Mann is taken aback by the depth of his loneliness without his dog. It is this deep affection for another living creature that helps the writer to reach a newfound understanding of the nature of love, in all its complexity.First published in 1916 and translated into English in 1923, Bashan and I was heralded for its simple telling of how a dog became a priceless companion, an animal who brought meaning to the author's life.
  • Death in Venice and Other Tales

    By Thomas Mann

    Our Price: $6.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780141181738
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: May 1999
    Emphasizing the sexual fascination apparent in the original German, an acclaimed translator presents a new translation of one of the twentieth century's greatest novellas, the story of a German writer's affair with a Polish boy, along with eleven other stories. 12,500 first printing.
  • Demian

    By Hermann Hesse

    Our Price: $13.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780060931919
    • Publisher: HarperCollins
    • Published: June 1999
    (HarperPerennial Classics Series). The dramatic story of young, docile Emil Sinclair's descent led by precocious schoolmate Max Demian - into a secret & dangerous world of petty crime & revolt against convention and eventual awakening to selfhood. Thomas Mann wrote, 'The electrifying influence exercised on a whole generation just after the First World War by 'Demian'...is unforgettable. 149p.
  • Der Tod in Venedig

    By Thomas Mann

    Our Price: $9.90
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781406819519
    • Publisher: Lightning Source Inc
    • Published: June 2007
  • Deuteronomy

    By Thomas Mann

    Our Price: $30.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780664252663
    • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
    • Published: December 1995
  • Doktor Faustus: Das Leben des deutschen Tonsetzers Adrian Leverkühn erzählt von einem Freunde. Roman (German Edition)

    By Thomas Mann

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9783596294282
    • Publisher: Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag
    • Published: April 1975
  • Joseph et ses freres (French Edition)

    By Thomas Mann

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9782070230136
    • Publisher: Gallimard
    • Published: November 1980
  • Library Research Models: A Guide to Classification, Cataloging, and Computers

    By Thomas Mann

    Our Price: $41.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780195093957
    • Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    • Published: December 1994
    Most researchers, even with computers, find only a fraction of the sources available to them. As Library of Congress reference librarian Thomas Mann explains, researchers tend to work within one or another mental framework that limits their basic perception of the universe of knowledge available to them. Some, for example, use a subject-disciplinary method which leads them to a specific list of sources on a particular subject. But, Mann points out, while this method allows students and researchers to find more specialized sources, it is also limiting--they may not realize that works of interest to their own subject appear within the literature of many other disciplines. A researcher looking through anthropology journals, for example, might not discover that the MLA International Bibliography provides the best coverage of folklore journals. In Library Research Models, Mann examines the several alternative mental models people use to approach the task of research, and demonstrates new, more effective ways of finding information. Drawing on actual examples gleaned from 15 years' experience in helping thousands of researchers, he not only shows the full range of search options possible, but also illuminates the inevitable tradeoffs and losses of access that occur when researchers limit themselves to a specific method. In two chapters devoted to computers he examines the use of electronic resources and reveals their value in providing access to a wide range of sources as well as their disadvantages: what people are not getting when they rely solely on computer searches; why many sources will probably never be in databases; and what the options are for searching beyond computers. Thomas Mann's A Guide to Library Research Methods was widely praised as a definitive manual of library research. Ronald Gross, author of The Independent Scholar's Handbook called it "the savviest such guide I have ever seen--bracingly irreverent and brimming with wisdom." The perfect companion volume, Library Research Models goes even further to provide a fascinating look at the ways in which we can most efficiently gain access to our vast storehouses of knowledge.
  • Lotte En Weimar (Romano de Thomas Mann En Esperanto)

    By Thomas Mann

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781595690210
    • Publisher: MONDIAL
    • Published: October 2006
  • Memoir of Richard Adams, of the New Forest

    By Thomas Mann

    Our Price: $24.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781104190811
    • Publisher: Lightning Source Inc
    • Published: March 2009
  • Royal Highness

    By Thomas Mann

    Our Price: $31.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780520076730
    • Publisher: University of California Press
    • Published: February 1992
    "The great virtue of Royal Highness is its relaxed, fairy-tale quality that naturally brings the reader inside that 'Edwardian' calm which preceded everything common to contemporary social life. It is very easy to make connections between the book and theories of stratification, statemaking, ritual, legitimacy, even the political economy of preindustrialized states."--Alan Sica, author of Weber, Irrationality, and Social Order
  • The Holy Sinner

    By Thomas Mann

    Our Price: $31.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780520076716
    • Publisher: University of California Press
    • Published: January 1992
    First published in 1951, The Holy Sinner explores a subject that fascinated Thomas Mann to the end of his life--the origins of evil and evil's connection with magic. Here Mann uses a medieval legend about 'the exceeding mercy of God and the birth of the blessed Pope Gregory' as he used the Biblical account of Joseph as the basis for Joseph and His Brothers--illuminating with his ironic sensibility the notion of original sin and transcendence of evil.
  • Thomas Mann: The Ironic German

    By Thomas Mann

    Our Price: $47.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780521280228
    • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    • Published: March 1981
  • Tonio Kroger

    By Thomas Mann

    Our Price: $8.90
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781406876864
    • Publisher: Lightning Source Inc
    • Published: March 2009
  • Vorrang Der Abfallverwertung

    By Peter J. Tettinger

    Our Price: $69.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9783642783401
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: December 2011
    Die Abfallentsorgung ist zu einem der zentralsten Problemeder modernen Industriegesellschaft geworden. Eine Reform desbestehenden Abfallrechts soll dieses Problem bew{ltigenhelfen. Die hier vorliegende interdisziplin{re Untersuchungbesch{ftigt sich haupts{chlich mit der Frage,ob dieVorrangklausel des geltenden Bundesabfallgesetzes alstaugliche Grundlage f}r die Bew{ltigung des Abfallproblemesgelten kann. Dazu wird derGesetzestext einer umfassendenjuristischen Interpretation unterzogen; es findet einerealit{tsnahe Analyse der relevanten technischen, volks- undbetriebswirtschaftlichen Aspekte statt.Die im Abfallgesetz enthaltene Vorrangklausel derAbfallverwertung stellt danach bei korrekter Auslegung derMerkmale "technisch m|glich", "Mehrkosten", "Zumutbarkeit","Vorhandensein oder Schaffung eines Marktes" einenausgewogenen Kompromi~ zwischen |konomischen und|kologischen Sachzw{ngen dar.F}r aktuelle Reform}berlegungen, namentlich auch f}r denk}rzlich vorgelegten Referentenentwurf desUmweltministeriums, gilt diesbez}glich vor demHintergrund: "If it is not necessary to change the law, itis necessary not to change" (so das Fazit in Anlehnung andie englische Gesetzgebungstradition).

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