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Selected Stories of Patricia Highsmith - 2841429758

84,47 zł

Selected Stories of Patricia Highsmith W W NORTON & CO

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

In a cruel twist of irony, Texas-born Patricia Highsmith (1921-1995) is being recognized only after her death for her inestimable genius in her native land. With the savage humor of Waugh and the macabre sensibility of Poe, she brought a distinctly contemporary acuteness to her prolific body of noir fiction. Including over 60 short stories written throughout her career, collected together for the first time, The Selected Stories reveals the stunning versatility and terrifying power of Highsmith's work. These stories highlight the remarkable range of Highsmith's powers her unique ability to quickly, almost imperceptibly, draw out the mystery and strangeness of her subject, which appears achingly ordinary to our naked eye. Whether writing about jaded wives or household pets, Highsmith continually upsets our expectations and presents a world frighteningly familiar to our own, where danger lurks around every turn. Stories from The Animal-Lovers Book of Beastly Murders portray, with incisive humor, the murderously competitive desires of our most trusted companions. In this viciously satirical reprise of Kafka, cats, dogs, and cockroaches are no longer necessary aspects of a happy home but actually have the power to destroy it. In the short sketches that make up the Little Tales of Misogyny, Highsmith rediscovers predictable female characters "The Dancer," "The Female Novelist," "The Prude" and, through scathing humor, invests them with uniquely destructive powers. As a writer, Highsmith was all too well aware of the stolid patriarchal conventions that ruled her day her publisher rejected her second book out of hand because of its homosexual content. She is not a polemicist, but, as stories like "Oona the Jolly Cave Woman" and "The Mobile Bed-Object" reveal, her bizarre, haunting fiction continually betrays the inadequacy of our conventional understanding of female character. Highsmith eventually moved away from these coolly satiric, darkly comic exercises, and in her later collections, The Black House, Slowly, Slowly in the Wind, and Mermaids on the Golf Course, she uses the warm familiarities of middle-class life the manicured lawns, the cozy uptown apartments, the local pubs as the backbone for her chilling portrayals. "The Black House," for instance, explores the small-town male camaraderie and the destructive secret it masks: in this world, the fact that everyone knows your name is more likely a curse than a blessing. In the title story of the final collection presented here, "Mermaids on a Golf-Course," a man's extraordinary brush with death endows his everyday desires with fantastically devastating consequences. In her later work, Highsmith adds a dimension of penetrating psychological insight, evoked most vividly in stories like "A Curious Suicide" and "The Stuff of Madness," where the precarious line between fantasy and reality is blurred and we experience the terrifying possibility of slipping between them. Great writers view the world askew, and in their art they reflect our world back to us, slightly distorted. The Selected Stories reveals Highsmith's deft and exacting style, her incisive satirical intelligence, and her faultless eye for depicting the inner tremblings of human character. Her world remains all the more frightening because we recognize it as our own.

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Awakening and Selected Stories - 2846350158

29,33 zł

Awakening and Selected Stories BERTRAMS

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"The Awakening" is the story of Edna Pontellier, an attractive twenty-eight year old woman who is a wife and mother of two sons living in the Creole south in the late 19th century. Edna finds herself trapped in her life as a wife and a mother and feels unable to express her passionate sensuality within the confines of her marriage. She seeks a spiritual and sexual awakening through an affair with a younger man during one summer while her husband is away. Liberated by this experience she sends her children away and is determined to live a more independent and self-determined life. However this new found independence also becomes her downfall as her actions are looked down upon by the members of her society in the late 19th century south. "The Awakening" is a classic modern example of the tragic hero. It illustrates the confines of late 19th century America for women and the beginning of an era of changing social attitudes towards the role of women in society. Chopin's novel was meet with great criticism when it was first published and essentially ended her literary career. The reaction to its publication is indicative of the social attitude towards greater independence and freedom for women at the time. At the same time the novel was a harbinger of the greater independence that was soon to come for women in America. Also contained within this volume is a collection of eight shorter works by the author.

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Selected Myths - 2826757631

41,99 zł

Selected Myths Oxford University Press

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

'Once upon a time there were just the gods; mortal beings did not yet exist.' We are used to thinking of myths as stories, and modern myths as made up and fictitious. For the ancient Greeks, however, a myth was a story that unveiled reality, and for Plato, myth-maker as well as myth-teller, a myth could tell us something important about ourselves and our world. The ultimate purpose of Plato's myths is to help us live a better life, and to teach philosophical truths in a form we can most easily understand. This volume brings together ten of the most celebrated Platonic myths, from eight of Plato's dialogues ranging from the early Protagoras and Gorgias to the late Timaeus and Critias. They include the famous myth of the cave from Republic as well as 'The Judgement of Souls' and 'The Birth of Love'. Each myth is a self-contained story, prefaced by a short explanatory note, while the introduction considers Plato's use of myth and imagery. These myths are thought-provoking and profound, and together they provide an ideal introduction to Plato's philosophy. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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Fantastic Stories Presents - 2843503154

73,41 zł

Fantastic Stories Presents Positronic Publishing

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

More than 25 of the greatest Science Fiction stories ever written many in book form for the very first time. More than four hundred pages of top flight fiction selected by the editors at www.fantasticstoriesoftheimagination.com Ticking by Allen M. Steele, All Cats are Gray by Andre Norton, The Velvet Glove by Harry Harrison, The Day of the Boomer Dukes by Frederic Pohl, The Troubadour by Peter Sherman, Riya's Foundling by Algis Budrys, Asleep in the Forest of the Tall Cats by Ken Brady, Stairway to the Stars by Larry Shaw, Nightmare on the Nose by Evelyn E. Smith, Ask A Foolish Question by Robert Sheckley, Earthlight by Bryce Walton, The Maiden Mechanical by Brenda W. Clough, Nightmare Planet by Murray Leinster, Regeneration by Charles Dye, Exile from Space by Judith Merril, Flight From Tomorrow by H. Beam Piper, Dignity by Jay O'Connell, Contagion by Katherine MacLEAN, Suite Mentale by Randall Garrett, The Slizzers by Jerome Bixby, The Fourth Invasion bBy Henry Josephs, Genesis by H. Beam Piper, The Hills of Home by Alfred Coppel, Sentiment, Inc. by Poul Anderson, This World Must Die! by H. B. Fyfe, Death Between the Stars by Marion Zimmer Bradley, The Eyes Have It by Philip K. Dick, Song in a Minor Key by C. L. Moore, Fridays by Jamie Wild

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Adventure Time Annual 2015 - 2826630777

42,47 zł

Adventure Time Annual 2015 TITAN PUBLISHING GROUP

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Presents a specially selected collection of some of the best comic strip stories released so far featuring Jake the Dog, Finn the Human and everyone's Favourite characters from the Land of Ooo, including Princess Bubblegum, Marceline, The Ice King, BMO and more. This title also includes puzzles and activities.

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Adventure Time: Annual - 2826894959

42,47 zł

Adventure Time: Annual Titan Books Ltd

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Presents a specially selected collection of some of the best comic strip stories released so far featuring Jake the Dog, Finn the Human and everyone's favourite characters from the Land of Ooo, including Princess Bubblegum, Marceline, The Ice King, BMO and more. This title also includes puzzles and activities.

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Adventure Time: Annual - 2840260087

43,99 zł

Adventure Time: Annual

Książki Obcojęzyczne>Angielskie>Reference, information & interdisciplinary sub.>Encyclopaedias & reference works>Reference works>Yearbo...

Presents A Specially Selected Collection Of Some Of The Best Comic Strip Stories Released So Far Featuring Jake The Dog, Finn The Human And Everyone's Favourite Characters From The Land Of Ooo, Including Princess Bubblegum, Marceline, The Ice King, BMO And More. This Title Also Includes Puzzles And Activities.

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1971 books (Book Guide) - 2841426309

101,78 zł

1971 books (Book Guide) Books LLC, Reference Series

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Source: Wikipedia. Commentary (books not included). Pages: 81. Chapters: Steal This Book, The Machinery of Freedom, The Living Bible, Cornell Paper, A Theory of Justice, Essence of Decision, Pluk van de Petteflet, Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'fore I Diiie, The First Sex, Selected Poems, Taipei People, The Lorax, Blackmark, The Beginning Was the End, Beyond Freedom and Dignity, The Hiding Place, The Scandal of Scientology, New American Standard Bible, Unmasked: two confidential interviews with Hitler in 1931, 1971 in literature, Devil's Guard, Star Light, Honor Thy Father, Encounters with the Archdruid, Discovery! The Search for Arabian Oil, Open Veins of Latin America, The Anarchist Cookbook, Tulsa, The Mind Benders, Be Here Now, Rules for Radicals, The Satanic Witch, Post-Scarcity Anarchism, Diet for a Small Planet, The World Atlas of Wine, The Star Diaries, Songs and Sonnets Atlantean, Deschooling Society, World's Best Science Fiction: 1971, White Niggers of America, Don't Look Now, Vermilion Sands, The New Soldier, Me and the Orgone, The Bush Garden: Essays on the Canadian Imagination, M33 in Andromeda, Lives of Girls and Women, Dark Things, British Racing and Racecourses, A Separate Reality, The Handbook of Australian Sea-birds, The Monster at the End of This Book: Starring Lovable, Furry Old Grover, The Golden Ball and Other Stories, The Doom that Came to Sarnath and Other Stories, New Worlds for Old, The Squirrel Wife, The New Left: The Anti-Industrial Revolution, The Caller of the Black, Stilwell and the American Experience in China, 1911-45, Driftglass, Quark/3, Universe 1, Nonscience, Hitch-hiker's Guide to Europe, The Autobiography and Sex Life of Andy Warhol, Alone Against Tomorrow, The Doors of His Face, The Lamps of His Mouth, and Other Stories, The Face in the Mirror, Hyperborea, Eight Tales, Quark/2, Selected Letters of H. P. Lovecraft III, The Complete Stories, Categories for the Working Mathematician, Quark/4, Revenge of the Lawn, Stardrift and Other Fantastic Flotsam, The Spawn of Cthulhu, Thinkers of the East - Studies in Experientialism, The Appeal of Fascism, The Peculiar Exploits of Brigadier Ffellowes, A Guide to Middle-earth, Protostars, White Fang Goes Dingo, The First Day on the Somme, Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire, The Anatomy of Dependence, The New Totalitarians, A History of p, Double Phoenix, A Rap on Race, All the Myriad Ways, Ma Dalton, Hess: A Biography, Virgil Finlay, The Arkham Collector: Volume I, New Writings in SF 18, New Writings in SF 19, Red Blades of Black Cathay, Difficult Loves, Can You Feel Anything When I Do This?, Canyon Apache, The Canadian Rockies Trail Guide, True Spirituality, The Shrinking of Treehorn, The Story Bible, The Occult: A History, A Metric America: A Decision Whose Time Has Come, Planet News, A ZBC of Ezra Pound, Behind the Camera, I Am Papa Snap and These Are My Favorite No Such Stories, Apt. 3, Day Million, Group Selection, Monty Python's Big Red Book, The Sensuous Man, The Great Canadian Comic Books, Academic Graffiti, Ordeal of the Union, Introduction to Magic, Vietnam Inc., Action for a Change, The Last Spike, Warlocks and Warriors, Il Devoto-Oli, Sesame Street Together Book, The Family Goldschmitt, Foundations of Cyclopean Perception, The Maul and the Pear Tree, More Than Superhuman, The Moral Society. Excerpt: A Preliminary Analysis of the October 1, 1965, Coup in Indonesia, more commonly known as the "Cornell Paper", is an academic publication detail...

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Natasha's Dance - 2212836413

54,10 zł

Natasha's Dance Penguin

Powieści i opowiadania

Orlando Figes

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Three Way - 2826738217

65,72 zł

Three Way TURNAROUND PUBLISHER SERVICES

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Party of three? In Three-Way, 21 of the very best erotica writers offer steamy and surprising variations on the menage a trois, erotica readers' most often named favorite sexual fantasy. Editor Alison Tyler has gathered a thrilling variety of scenarios that are playful, sensuous, and dangerously explicit. Stories include "The Scarless" by Marcelle Perks, an edgy story about an X-rated movie shoot starring multiple men and a lone woman, and "Third Party" by Dawn M. Pares, where a couple pick up a third at a bar, as they do every so often, only this time their new friend is not quite what he seems. Three is definitely a charm in this adventurous anthology that begins with Tyler's own true confession of her own first three way at a naughty nineteen years old. In her own words, "Three means more of everything. Maybe I am greedy but, when it comes to sex, I like more of everything. More fingers. More tongues. More limbs. More tangling and wrestling on the mattress." Lucky for readers, she is not the only one and has lovingly selected salacious stories such as dante Davidson's super sexy "1-900-FANTASY," and the masterful Thomas s. Roche's scorching "Two Guys and a Girl," as well as the orgasmic orgy featured in Rebecca Henderson's "Circle of Friends." Alison Tyler's Three Way, serves up plenty of great sex, proving true the adage that "good things come in threes."

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The New York Times Book of the Dead - 2842745145

210,45 zł

The New York Times Book of the Dead BLACK DOG & LEVENTHAL

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

The obituary page of The New York Times is a celebration of extraordinary lives. This groundbreaking package includes 300 obits in the book with exclusive online access to 10,000 more of the most important and fascinating obituaries the Times has ever published.§The obituary page is the section many readers first turn to not only see who died, but to read some of the most inspiring, insightful, often funny, and elegantly written stories celebrating the lives of the men and women who have influenced on our world. This book, for the first time, chronicles the lives of these history-makers from the past 160 years through the obits page of The New York Times , one of the most talked about and lingered over sections of the newspaper. Arranged into sections like People of Letters, Entertainers and Performers, Politicians and Leaders, and the Infamous, the selected obituaries, hand-picked by obituaries editor, Bill McDonald, include fascinating lives from recent history -- from FDR to Winston Churchill, Marilyn Monroe to Robin Williams, Albert Einstein to Robert Oppenheimer, Princess Grace to Lady Di, Al Capone to John Gotti, and more than 300 more including some lesser-known but remarkable people who's compelling lives and inventions have impacted the world. Also included is a web-key which allows instant access to an exclusive website featuring 10,000 selected obituaries which are easily searchable by name, theme, dates, and more. Designed with 150 black-and-white photographs, this tomb-sized book plus website package is the perfect gift.§

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News from the New American Diaspora - 2212824825

54,50 zł

News from the New American Diaspora University of Texas Press

Inne 1

Prize-winning novelist Jay Neugeboren's third collection of short stories focuses on Jews in various states of exile and expatriation?strangers in strange lands, far from home. These dozen tales, by an author whose stories have been selected for more than fifty anthologies, including Best American Short Stories and O. Henry Prize Stories, span the twentieth century and vividly capture brief moments in the lives of their characters: a rabbi in a small town in New England struggling to tend to his congregation and himself, retirees who live in Florida but dream of Brooklyn, a boy at a summer camp in upstate New York learning about the Holocaust for the first time, Russians living in Massachusetts with the family who helped them immigrate. In "The Other End of the World," an American soldier who has survived life in a Japanese prisoner of war camp grieves for members of his family murdered in a Nazi death camp, and in "Poppa's Books" a young boy learns to share his father's passion for the rare books that represent the Old World. "This Third Life" tells of a divorced woman who travels across Germany searching for new meaning in her life after her children leave home, while both "His Violin" and "The Golden Years" explore the plight of elderly Jews, displaced from New York City to retirement communities in Florida, who struggle with memory, madness, and mortality. Set in various times and places, these poignant stories are all tales of personal exile that also illuminate that greater diaspora?geographical, emotional, or spiritual?in which many of us, whether Jews or non-Jews, live. * Short stories that depict the range of Jewish life in twentieth-century America

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Great by Choice - 2826656224

132,87 zł

Great by Choice Random House

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THE NEW QUESTION Ten years after the worldwide bestseller Good to Great, Jim Collins returns with another groundbreaking work, this time to ask: Why do some companies thrive in uncertainty, even chaos, and others do not? Based on nine years of research, buttressed by rigorous analysis and infused with engaging stories, Collins and his colleague, Morten Hansen, enumerate the principles for building a truly great enterprise in unpredictable, tumultuous, and fast-moving times. THE NEW STUDY Great by Choice distinguishes itself from Collins's prior work by its focus not just on performance, but also on the type of unstable environments faced by leaders today. With a team of more than twenty researchers, Collins and Hansen studied companies that rose to greatness - beating their industry indexes by a minimum of ten times over fifteen years - in environments characterized by big forces and rapid shifts that leaders could not predict or control. The research team then contrasted these "10X companies" to a carefully selected set of comparison companies that failed to achieve greatness in similarly extreme environments. THE NEW FINDINGS The study results were full of provocative surprises. Such as: * The best leaders were not more risk taking, more visionary, and more creative than the comparisons; they were more disciplined, more empirical, and more paranoid. * Innovation by itself turns out not to be the trump card in a chaotic and uncertain world; more important is the ability to scale innovation, to blend creativity with discipline. * Following the belief that leading in a "fast world" always requires "fast decisions" and "fast action" is a good way to get killed. * The great companies changed less in reaction to a radically changing world than the comparison companies. The authors challenge conventional wisdom with thought-provoking, sticky, and supremely practical concepts. They include 10Xers; the 20 Mile March; Fire Bullets then Cannonballs; Leading above the Death Line; Zoom Out, Then Zoom In; and the SMaC Recipe. Finally, in the last chapter, Collins and Hansen present their most provocative and original analysis: defining, quantifying, and studying the role of luck. The great companies and the leaders who built them were not luckier than the comparisons, but they did get a higher Return on Luck. This book is classic Collins: contrarian, data driven, and uplifting. He and Hansen show convincingly that, even in a chaotic and uncertain world, greatness happens by choice, not by chance.

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Great by Choice - 2826888186

81,42 zł

Great by Choice Random House

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The New Question: Ten years after the worldwide bestseller "Good to Great", Jim Collins returns with another groundbreaking work, this time to ask: Why do some companies thrive in uncertainty, even chaos, and others do not? Based on nine years of research, buttressed by rigorous analysis and infused with engaging stories, Collins and his colleague, Morten Hansen, enumerate the principles for building a truly great enterprise in unpredictable, tumultuous, and fast-moving times. The New Study: "Great by Choice" distinguishes itself from Collins' prior work by its focus not just on performance, but also on the type of unstable environments faced by leaders today. With a team of more than twenty researchers, Collins and Hansen studied companies that rose to greatness - beating their industry indexes by a minimum of ten times over fifteen years - in environments characterized by big forces and rapid shifts that leaders could not predict or control. The research team then contrasted these "10X companies" to a carefully selected set of comparison companies that failed to achieve greatness in similarly extreme environments. The New Findings: The study results were full of provocative surprises, such as: the best leaders were not more risk taking, more visionary, and more creative than the comparisons; they were more disciplined, more empirical, and more paranoid; innovation by itself turns out not to be the trump card in a chaotic and uncertain world; more important is the ability to scale innovation, to blend creativity with discipline; following the belief that leading in a "fast world" always requires "fast decisions" and "fast action" is a good way to get killed; and, the great companies changed less in reaction to a radically changing world than the comparison companies. The authors challenge conventional wisdom with thought-provoking, sticky, and supremely practical concepts. They include 10Xers; the 20 Mile March; Fire Bullets then Cannonballs; Leading above the Death Line; Zoom Out, Then Zoom In; and the SMaC Recipe. Finally, in the last chapter, Collins and Hansen present their most provocative and original analysis: defining, quantifying, and studying the role of luck. The great companies and the leaders who built them were not luckier than the comparisons, but they did get a higher Return on Luck. This book is classic Collins: contrarian, data driven, and uplifting. He and Hansen show convincingly that, even in a chaotic and uncertain world, greatness happens by choice, not by chance.

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Literature of Spanish Caribbean to 1900 CD - 2212832404

9569,00 zł

Literature of Spanish Caribbean to 1900 CD Primary Source Media

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Some ten years before Harriet Beecher Stowe's 'Uncle Tom's Cabin', Cuban writer Anselmo Suarez y Romero captured - for the first time in the Americas - the sights, sounds and sensations of slavery.Translated into English for the first time, 'Francisco' is one of more than 800 texts collected in 'Literary Eras: Literature of the Spanish Caribbean to 1900'. Never before has such a comprehensive gathering of works from the Caribbean - the cradle of modern American culture - been brought together in a fully searchable, electronic format.Antonio Benitez-Rojo, the internationally recognized fiction writer ('A View from the Mangrove') and critic ('The Repeating Island'), and the poet, critic and translator Alan West-DurĂĄn have selected works ranging in genre from poetry to theater to autobiography and in subject from history to medicine, economics and politics. More than 200 authors are represented, including such well-known figures as Bartolome de las Casas and JosĂŠ MartĂŤ, and among the very first women and black writers published in the Americas: Leonor de Ovando and Juan Manzano, among dozens of others. A biography of each author, written especially for the disc in English and in Spanish, is also included.In addition to reproducing the texts in Spanish, these CD-ROMs offer translations for the first time of two dozen classic short stories, including work by Cirilio Villaverde, two dozen poems by such writers as Lola RodrĂ­guez de TĂ­o and the full-length novel, 'Francisco'. The two-disc set allows users to choose between an English and Spanish interface.Expertly edited, bringing a wealth of new material to light, 'Literary Eras: Literature of the Spanish Caribbean to 1900', is an unprecedented tool with which to study an area of growing importance to historians, literary critics, and many others.This database brings together a wide variety of resources that can be searched as never before. Now research that required hours of combing through library stacks, or travel to distant libraries, can be done efficiently through three types of searches: - Standard Search - a general survey-like search of the complete database for words and phrases using Boolean connectors, truncated Booleans, variant spellings, wild card and adjacency. Results are ranked by relevancy. - Advanced Search - a more targeted route offering specific data fields: Text, Author, Title, Index Term, Edition, Dates, Chapter and Type. As fields are delineated, searches are narrowed. - Natural Language Search - search words and phrases are retrieved, as are their synonyms from a proprietary thesaurus. The ability to locate, identify, reference and document various themes, moods, characterizations and word usage within the key works of a period allows unprecedented creativity in scholarly research. 'Literary Eras: Literature of the Spanish Caribbean to 1900' supports comprehensive and flexible research with functions such as:- Browsing - a researcher can review the entire database by opening the Table of Contents which is organized alphabetically by Type of Work. Options available to expand categories for in-depth content information or reorganize the data by Author, Title or Date for a different perspective on contents. - Cross-Reference - allows access to a list of related index terms from an active content window, with full bibliographic citations. Any listed item can then be linked and viewed. - Bookmark - enables the researcher to mark or recall a window for quick retrieval. - Revisit - lists every item previously viewed during a research session. A researcher can revisit an item, delete an unnecessary citation, or use the print/save option to either print or save the Revisit List for reference or if a session is interrupted.

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