The Wizard of Oz

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a children’s novel written by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by W. W. Denslow. Originally published by the George M. Hill Company in Chicago on May 17, 1900, it has since been reprinted numerous times, most often under the name The Wizard of Oz, which is the name of both the popular 1902 Broadway musical and the well-known 1939 film adaptation. The story chronicles the adventures of a young girl named Dorothy Gale in the Land of Oz, after being swept away from her Kansas farm home in a cyclone. The novel is one of the best-known stories in American popular culture and has been widely translated. Its initial success, and the success of the 1902 Broadway musical which Baum adapted from his original story, led to Baum’s writing thirteen additional Oz books.

Silver Slippers. Green-tinted Glasses. And I’m still not convinced that this was any kind of commentary on the Silver Standard, the Dust Bowl, or the Gilded Age in any form.

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The Case for Christ

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Is there credible evidence that
Jesus of Nazareth really is the Son of God?
Retracing his own spiritual journey from atheism to faith, Lee Strobel, former legal editor of theChicago Tribune, cross-examines a dozen experts with doctorates who are specialists in the areas of old manuscripts, textual criticism, and biblical studies.
Strobel challenges them with questions like How reliable is the New Testament? Does evidence for Jesus exist outside the Bible? Is there any reason to believe the resurrection was an actual event?
Strobel’s tough, point-blank questions make this bestselling book read like a captivating, fast-paced novel. But it’s not fiction. It’s a riveting quest for the truth about history’s most compelling figure.
What will your verdict be in the The Case for Christ?
“Lee Strobel probes with bulldog-like tenacity the evidence for the truth of biblical Christianity.”
Bruce M. Metzger, PhD, Professor of New Testament, Emeritus, Princeton Theological Seminary
This book’s flaw is that it bases all arguments on the premise that the Bible is TRUTH. And it does a poor job of arguing why the Bible should be taken as TRUTH. For example, it is probable that the earliest books in the Bible were composed 30 to 60 years after Christ’s death. Instead of using the conservative estimate of 60 years, all further references are to the 30 year mark. It also doesn’t address the idea that the writers could have been part of an overreaching conspiracy (for lack of a better term) to overthrow the status quo of 0 AD.

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Elements of Ecology

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Known for its emphasis on the relevance of ecology in everyday life and the human impact on ecosystems, Elements of Ecology, Seventh Edition  features new “Interpreting Ecological Data” exercises to help readers develop quantitative skills. Each chapter draws upon current research in the various fields of ecology providing accessible examples that help readers understand species natural history, specific ecosystems, the process of science, and ecological patterns at both an evolutionary and demographic scale.
The Nature of Ecology, Adaptation and Evolution, Climate, The Aquatic Environment, The Terrestrial Environment, Plant Adaptations to the Environment, Animal Adaptations to the Environment, Life History Patterns, Properties of Populations, Population Growth, Intraspecific Population Regulation, Metapopulations, Interspecific Competition, Predation, Parasitism and Mutualism, Community Structure, Factors Influencing the Structure of Communities, Community Dynamics, Landscape Ecology, Ecosystem Energetics, Decomposition and Nutrient Cycling,  Biogeochemical Cycles, Terrestrial Ecosystems, Aquatic Ecosystems, Land—Water Margins, Large-scale Patterns of Biological Diversity,Population Growth, Resource Use, and Sustainability, Habitat Loss, Biodiversity, and Conservation,Global Climate Change
Intended for those interested in learning the basics of ecology
I wasn’t sure what to think of this class in college. I LOVED the content (I’ve kept this book because it was a really interesting read). But the first test was odd. We didn’t get our test back so we could see our grade until I believe after we took our second test (it became a running joke). As many of us started freaking out about what our grade could have possibly been, a good month after we’d taken the test the professor finally sent out an email reassuring us that if an individual had gotten a poor score, he would have talked to them privately. But he didn’t mention what he felt a “poor score” was until after he finally handed us back the test. Turns out, that would have been a B-. I think I got an A- on the test and a B+ in the class which suited me just fine :-D.