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Reading the World: Ideas That Matter (Second Edition) Paperback – March 1, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0393933499 ISBN-10: 0393933490 Edition: Second Edition

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 704 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Second Edition edition (March 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393933490
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393933499
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 0.1 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #58,570 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Michael Austin (Ph.D., University of California at Santa Barbara) is Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Newman University. He was previously Dean of Graduate Studies at Shepherd University, where he taught composition, world literature, and British literature. In addition to Reading the World, he is the author of A Voice in the Wilderness: Conversations with Terry Tempest Williams.

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Michael Austin is Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Newman University in Wichita, KS. He is the author of several textbooks and works of literary criticism along with "That's Not What They Meant: Reclaiming the Founding Fathers from America's Right Wing," examines the way that America's founding narratives have been incorporated into contemporary political discourse. His most recent book, "Re-reading Job: Understanding the Ancient World's Greatest Poem" is a literary reading of the biblical Book of Job.

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I read this for a capstone class this past semester and found the book very interesting.
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My students, who come from all over the globe, absolutely love this book!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Olivia Guadalupe de la Garza on April 28, 2011
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Even after dropping the class this book is becoming a personal favorite it challenges my mind, my old fashioned ideas into new ones and forces me to "dust off" my critical thinking skills to understand what wonderful essays it presents to me! hopefully it will challenge you as much it has challenged me! give it 4 stars because I haven't finished reading it yet!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kate Connelly on September 26, 2014
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I use this as the primary textbook in my Academic Writing and Critical Thinking class in an international BA program at a college in Brussels. My students, who come from all over the globe, absolutely love this book! Many of them write in their class evaluations that the readings were very interesting and several students have said they even took the book home over the holidays so their parents could read it. It rarely appears at our college's 'used book sales'. The authors of the essays come from all historic eras and all regions of the globe. They represent both genders and many nationalities. Because Michael Austin provides a writing guide at the end of the section (thesis, summary, using quotations, avoiding fallacies, introductions, conclusions....) there is no need for any additional writing handbook. Honestly, I cannot recommend this book too highly.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan on August 13, 2013
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I read this for a capstone class this past semester and found the book very interesting. the book arrived in time for class and as described!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Chris on December 1, 2012
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A very good collection of work that are immortal in history and key to higher learning. A must read too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alexis Bradley on October 5, 2012
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This book is actually pretty nice and has some good stuff in it as well. The book I received was used it was in such great condition I thought it was new for a second, it was great to pay the cheaper price for a book that looked like it could be new.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Robert on February 18, 2012
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I received the book in wonderful shape. Recieved well before the time I needed it for class. Plus it had some extra notes from the previous owner that had it, and they are really helping me out.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By HGK on October 17, 2013
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It was what I ordered and expected. It was delivered immediately. I think the waiting time said for about three weeks. I purchased this book for my son in college. It was available when I needed it and I did not have a problem with the way it arrived or how it look. It actually was better than I expected.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Brianna on January 30, 2013
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Was shipped immediately and came quickly. Was exactly as had been described. Saved me lots of money buying it here!
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