An engaging, accessible guide to educating yourself in the classical tradition. Surrounded by more books than ever, readers today are frequently daunted by the classics they have left unread. The Well-Educated Mind, debunking our own inferiority complexes, is a wonderful resource for anyone wishing to explore and develop the mind’s capacity to read and comprehend the “greatest hits” in fiction, autobiography, history, poetry, and drama. Far from tossing readers into the swarming sea of classics and demanding that they swim, this book offers brief, entertaining histories of five literary genres, accompanied by detailed instructions on how to read each type. The annotated lists at the close of each chapter–ranging from Cervantes to A. S. Byatt, Herodotus to Paul Gilroy – preview recommended reading and encourage readers to make vital connections between ancient traditions and contemporary writing. Based on the same classical method as Bauer’s terrifically successful The Well-Trained Mind, The Well-Educated Mind provides not only a grounding. ISBN: 0393050947 Publisher: NORTON Subtitle: A GUIDE TO THE CLASSICAL EDUCATION YOU NEVER HAD Author: SUSAN WISE BAUE
This book aims to introduce students tO the process of assigning and especially synthesising class numbers by the 20th edition of the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC). The chapters and the examples have been graded to some extent. No background what-soever has been assumed on the part of the students. It provides a complete course to train them in the techniques of number building involving the use of auxiliary tables and multiple syn-thesis. The graded process of number building will show the students the increasingly faceted nature of the system and its advancing steps towaras bibliographic depth and classification. To avoid verbosity, the number building has been depicted through equations and facet formulae.
The examples chosen are, as a matter of necessity, largely imagi-nary, though not far from the realities of (lie literary . warrant. The aim is to be amply illustrative and to step by step introduce the new concepts and methods.
Though the book is based on the 20th edition of the DDC, students using the DDC-1$ and DDC-19 should find no difficulty in using it. ISBN: B6591 Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS Subtitle: Author: JOHN P. COMAROMI