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CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS: THE PIANO ADVANTAGE with accompanying CD-ROM is the perfect introduction to the piano for the adult beginner! Brief, inviting, and inexpensive, this music text provides you with the tools you need to learn to play the piano. Use the handy, pull-out keyboard chart to easily learn your way around the keyboard. Study aids such as Playing Tips, Key Terms, Key Signs and Composer Notes appear throughout the text and encourage immediate understanding and application. A wide variety of adult-oriented piano music is included and nearly all of the musical selections in the text are...

Available now for the first time in paperback, Women in Scripture is a landmark one-volume reference work exploring all the women mentioned in the Bible, named and unnamed, well known and heretofore not known at all. Written by the finest scholars in the field, the book comprises more than 800 articles that examine the numerous women found throughout the pages of Scripture.

Time magazine called Mortimer J. Adler a 'philosopher for everyman'. In this guide to considering the big questions, Adler addresses the topics all men and women ponder in the course of life, such as 'What is love?', 'How do we decide the right thing to do?', and, 'What does it mean to be good?' Drawing on his extensive knowledge of Western literature, history, and philosophy, the author considers what is meant by democracy, law, emotion, language, truth, and other abstract concepts in light of more than two millennia of Western civilization and discourse. Adler's essays offer a remarkable and...

Traces the history of Rome from its foundation, through its defeat by the Gauls, to its rise to predominance in 293 B.C

Minor classic of the Orient. Perhaps the most entertaining, most charming explanation and interpretation of traditional Japanese culture in terms of the tea ceremony. Introduction, notes by E. F. Bleiler. 'Provocative and entertaining, this edition is particularly pleasing in format.'--Guide to Asia Paperbacks.

The theme of 'The Book of Job' is nothing less than human suffering and the transcendence of it: it pulses with moral energy, outrage, and spiritual insight. Now, 'The Book of Job' has been rendered into English by the eminent translator and scholar Stephen Mitchell, whose versions of Rilke, Israeli poetry, and the 'Tao Te Ching' have been widely praised. This is the first time ever that the Hebrew verse of Job has been translated into verse in any language, ancient or modern, and the result is a triumph.

Walter Wangerin's profound fantasy concerns a time when the sun turned around the earth and the animals could speak, when Chauntecleer the Rooster ruled over a more or less peaceful kingdom. What the animals did not know was that they were the Keepers of Wyrm, monster of evil long imprisoned beneath the earth ... and Wyrm, sub terra, was breaking free.

This famed Zen volume is a magnificent attempt to make understandable the essence of Japanese culture.

After writing a novel that lampooned nearly everyone in his hometown, an author is forced to return to that same town to care for his father and discovers that people have not forgotten the indignities he heaped upon them. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Drawing upon ancient Hindu philosophy, the author explores the human psyche and the importance of personal identity

Contains the 6th century B.C. Chinese commander's classic work on the art of warfare, the relationship between war and politics, and diplomacy, and the Prussian soldier's classic work on the nature of war and the conditions which require it.

Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper to a famous oracular sow, sets out on a hazardous mission to save Prydain from the forces of evil.

Nine-year-old Thomas receives encouragement from many sources, including candid talks with Jesus, to help him tolerate the strict family life dictated by his deeply-religious father.

Winner of the Illustrated Book of the Year award in 1994, 'The Art Book' has become a publishing phenomenon and a well-known event in the art book world. Reduced in size, making it light and highly portable, this new mini edition presents the same easy-to-use alphabetical guide to 500 of the world's greatest painters and sculptors. 500 color illustrations.

This controversial national bestseller is an audacious work of literary restoration revealing one of the great narratives of all time and unveiling its mysterious author. The Book of J is an innovative look at the text that runs through the first five books of the Old Testament--a text probably written by an ancient woman. 'A bold and deeply meditated translation . . . beguiling'.--The New York Times Book Review.

Two children sitting at home on a rainy day are visited by the Cat in the Hat, who shows them some tricks and games.

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