The focus of Spectrum is the range of contemporary ideas that runs from conservative to liberal to radical conceptions of state and society, rarely considered in the same optic. It looks at the theories of major minds of the twentieth-century Right, including Carl Schmitt, Leo Strauss and Friedrich von Hayek; liberal philosophers such as John Rawls, Jurgen Habermas and Norberto Bobbio; and significant figures in the culture of the Left: the historians Edward Thompson, Robert Brenner and Eric Hobsbawm; the classicist Sebastiano Timpanaro; the sociologist Goran Therborn; the novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The book concludes with some comparative observations on the two leading intellectual periodicals of the UK and USA, the London Review of Books and New York Review of Books; and a piece of family history.
Poetry is “closest to the heart.” Through its symbols, word pictures, intuition, feelings and emotions it is a hint of history, the momentary present and a visionary tool of the future. A poem or a painting is analogous to an iceberg—10% visible, 90% hidden meaning. “The reader provides the narrative.” These poems, with the exception of five or six, were written after 2000. They show my explorations into the arts, love, people I met along the way, my protestations, introspections, and new perspectives I gained after times of change, personal problems and separations from those I love. The poems enabled me to find new strength, to harness my thoughts of years past, to live peaceably in the present and to recognize that a future of dreams and hopes can become reality.
Spectrum(R) Writing for grade 8 guides students through each step of the writing process as they write paragraphs, personal narratives, fiction stories, descriptive comparisons, outlines, research reports, persuasive arguments, and more. Spectrum(R) Writing workbooks guide students as they write for a variety of purposes, including writing to tell a story, writing to provide information, and writing to state an opinion. Lessons support current state standards. Step-by-step instructions help with planning, drafting, revising, proofreading, and sharing writing. A WriterÕs Handbook reinforces grammar and language skills, and a complete Answer Key is included. Engaging, open-ended writing projects combined with standards-based learning make these workbooks an essential resource for school success. Spectrum, the best-selling workbook series, is proud to provide quality educational materials that support your studentsÕ learning achievement and success.
Cultivate a love for science by providing standards-based practice that captures childrenÕs attention. Spectrum Science for grade 8 provides interesting informational text and fascinating facts about the nature of light, the detection of distant planets, and internal combustion engines. --When children develop a solid understanding of science, theyÕre preparing for success. Spectrum Science for grades 3-8 improves scientific literacy and inquiry skills through an exciting exploration of natural, earth, life, and applied sciences. With the help of this best-selling series, your young scientist can discover and appreciate the extraordinary world that surrounds them!
The fascinating process of translation in its many varieties is the subject of the essays in this book. Five of the essays discuss the theoretical aspects common to all works of translation. Other essays elucidate the particular processes of translating literature, drama, social science, classics, and songs. How computers can assist in translation and the economics of translation are the subjects of two of the essays. Considering translation as a discipline, the sixteen authors of these essays provide a complete perspective on translation for students considering translation as a career and for anyone interested in how a translation is made.
Cultivate a love for science by providing standards-based practice that captures childrenÕs attention. Spectrum Science for grade 5 provides interesting informational text and fascinating facts about galaxies, subatomic particles, identical twins, and the first airplane. --When children develop a solid understanding of science, theyÕre preparing for success. Spectrum Science for grades 3-8 improves scientific literacy and inquiry skills through an exciting exploration of natural, earth, life, and applied sciences. With the help of this best-selling series, your young scientist can discover and appreciate the extraordinary world that surrounds them!
Our best-selling Spectrum series adds real-world math practice! Spectrum has now expanded to include Spectrum Enrichment Math, which focuses on real-world applications of math curriculum. Featuring comprehensive instruction and practice with word problems that were developed with the latest standards-based teaching methods, Spectrum Enrichment Math provides examples of how the math skills students learn in school apply to everyday life with challenging, multi-step problems. Perfect as a supplement to classroom work or as a home school resource, as well as for proficiency test preparation, these workbooks are the essential source for parents and teachers to help bring math skills out of the textbook and into the student's world. Spectrum Enrichment Math Grade 6 helps young learners improve and strengthen their math skills with real-world word problems, covering topics such as: • Fractions, decimals, and percents • Metric and customary measurement • Geometry • Probability and statistics
An understanding of language arts concepts is key to strong communication skillsÑthe foundation of success across disciplines. Spectrum Language Arts for grade 3 provides focused practice and creative activities to help your child master capitalization, punctuation, grammar, and parts of speech. --This comprehensive workbook doesnÕt stop with focused practiceÐit encourages children to explore their creative sides by challenging them with thought-provoking writing projects. Aligned to current state standards, Spectrum Language Arts for grade 3 includes an answer key and a supplemental WriterÕs Guide to reinforce grammar and language arts concepts. With the help of Spectrum, your child will build the language arts skills necessary for a lifetime of success.