Doodling for Academics

Doodling for Academics Author Julie Schumacher
ISBN-10 022646704X
Release 2017-07-28
Pages 96
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To an outsider, working as a university professor might seem like a dream: summers off, a few hours of class each week, an exchange of ideas with brilliant colleagues, books and late afternoon lattes. . . . Who wouldn t envy that life? But those in the trenches of academe are well acquainted with the professoriate s dark underside: the hierarchies and pseudo-political power plays, the peculiar colleagues, the over-parented students, the stacks of essays that need to be graded ASAP. No one understands this world better than novelist Julie Schumacher, who here provides a bitingly funny distraction designed to help you survive life in higher education without losing your mind. Sardonic yet shrewdly insightful, Doodling for Academics offers the perfect cognitive relief for the thousands of faculty and grad students whose mentors and loved ones failed to steer them toward more reasonable or lucrative fields. Through forty pages of original illustrations and activities from coloring to paper dolls to mad libs this book traces the arc of a typical day on campus. Get a peek inside the enigma of the student brain. Imagine a utopian faculty meeting. Navigate the red tape maze of university administration. With the help of hilarious illustrations by Lauren Nassef, Schumacher infuses the world of campus greens and university quads with cutting wit, immersing you deep into the weirdly creative challenges of university life. Offering a satirical interactive experience for scholars, the combination of humor and activities in this book will bring academia into entertaining relief, making it the perfect gift for your colleagues, advisors, or newly minted graduates."



Dear Committee Members

Dear Committee Members Author Julie Schumacher
ISBN-10 9780385538145
Release 2014-08-19
Pages 192
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A Best Book of the Year: NPR and Boston Globe Finally a novel that puts the "pissed" back into "epistolary." Jason Fitger is a beleaguered professor of creative writing and literature at Payne University, a small and not very distinguished liberal arts college in the midwest. His department is facing draconian cuts and squalid quarters, while one floor above them the Economics Department is getting lavishly remodeled offices. His once-promising writing career is in the doldrums, as is his romantic life, in part as the result of his unwise use of his private affairs for his novels. His star (he thinks) student can't catch a break with his brilliant (he thinks) work Accountant in a Bordello, based on Melville's Bartleby. In short, his life is a tale of woe, and the vehicle this droll and inventive novel uses to tell that tale is a series of hilarious letters of recommendation that Fitger is endlessly called upon by his students and colleagues to produce, each one of which is a small masterpiece of high dudgeon, low spirits, and passive-aggressive strategies. We recommend Dear Committee Members to you in the strongest possible terms. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Write No Matter What

Write No Matter What Author Joli Jensen
ISBN-10 9780226461847
Release 2017-04-28
Pages 192
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With growing academic responsibilities, family commitments, and inboxes, scholars are struggling to fulfill their writing goals. A finished book—or even steady journal articles—may seem like an impossible dream. But, as Joli Jensen proves, it really is possible to write happily and productively in academe. Jensen begins by busting the myth that universities are supportive writing environments. She points out that academia, an arena dedicated to scholarship, offers pressures that actually prevent scholarly writing. She shows how to acknowledge these less-than-ideal conditions, and how to keep these circumstances from draining writing time and energy. Jensen introduces tools and techniques that encourage frequent, low-stress writing. She points out common ways writers stall and offers workarounds that maintain productivity. Her focus is not on content, but on how to overcome whatever stands in the way of academic writing. Write No Matter What draws on popular and scholarly insights into the writing process and stems from Jensen’s experience designing and directing a faculty writing program. With more than three decades as an academic writer, Jensen knows what really helps and hinders the scholarly writing process for scholars in the humanities, social sciences,and sciences. Cut down the academic sword of Damocles, Jensen advises. Learn how to write often and effectively, without pressure or shame. With her encouragement, writers of all levels will find ways to create the writing support they need and deserve.



Chicago Coloring Activity Book

Chicago Coloring   Activity Book Author Carole Marsh
ISBN-10 0635022273
Release 2004-02-27
Pages 24
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The wonders of the Windy City will excite all kids, whether they are from Chicago, visiting Chicago, or just learning about this awesome, amazing place. This exciting and educational coloring/activity book parades kids all around Chicago, from Navy Pier to the Lincoln Park Zoo, from Printer's Row to the Museum of Science and Industry! Kids travel through Chicago by way of mazes, dot-to-dots, crosswords, coloring pages, matching, a detailed map and other fun activities. Kids visit Chicago's sports teams, museums, famous landmarks and cultural centers, learning all about Windy City history, geography, people and much more!



Savory Sweet

Savory Sweet Author Beth Dooley
ISBN-10 0816699585
Release 2017-04-25
Pages 200
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"Let's dispense with the usual old notions of preserving," Beth Dooley suggests, leading us into Mette Nielsen's kitchen, where old-world Danish traditions meld with the freshest ideas and latest techniques to fill the pantry with the best of the season, all year long. Because those seasons can prove especially challenging in the northern heartland, Nielsen's Nordic heritage is handy as she and Dooley show cooks, first-time and experienced canners alike, how to make the most of a short growing season. Their approach combines the brightness and bold flavors of the Nordic cuisines with an emphasis on the local, the practical, and the freshest ingredients to turn each season's produce into a bounty of condiments. From corn salsa to carrot lemon marmalade with ginger and cardamom, crispy pickled red onions to garlic scape pesto with lemon thyme, and caramel apple butter with lemongrass to puttanesca sauce to "Fit for a Queen Jam"--these recipes bring the best of the sweet and the savory to every menu. Low tech, simple, and fast, they eschew hot-water-bath methods in favor of chilling and freezing, keeping flavors and colors bold and bright; and they ease up on sugar to make way for the true savory sweetness of nature's finest food. Savory Sweet is not your grandmother's canning cookbook--but it is likely to be your grandchildren's.



Academia Obscura

Academia Obscura Author Glen Wright
ISBN-10 9781783523429
Release 2017-11-16
Pages 288
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If you think the groves of academe are all stuffiness, elbow patches and greying old men... think again. Academia Obscura is an irreverent glimpse inside the ivory tower, exposing the eccentric and slightly unhinged world of university life. Take a trip through the spectrum of academic oddities and unearth the Easter eggs buried in peer reviewed papers, the weird and wonderful world of scholarly social media, and rats in underpants. Procrastinating PhD student Glen Wright invites you to peruse his cabinet of curiosities and discover what academics get up to when no one's looking. Welcome to the hidden silly side of higher education.



The Terrible Two

The Terrible Two Author Mac Barnett
ISBN-10 9781613127636
Release 2015-01-13
Pages 224
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“A double helping of fun and mischief!” —Jeff kinney, author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series “Hilarious.” —Dav Pilkey, author of the Captain Underpants series Miles Murphy is not happy to be moving to Yawnee Valley, a sleepy town that’s famous for one thing and one thing only: cows. In his old school, everyone knew him as the town’s best prankster, but Miles quickly discovers that Yawnee Valley already has a prankster, and a great one. If Miles is going to take the title from this mystery kid, he is going to have to raise his game. It’s prankster against prankster in an epic war of trickery, until the two finally decide to join forces and pull off the biggest prank ever seen: a prank so huge that it would make the members of the International Order of Disorder proud. In The Terrible Two, bestselling authors and friends Mac Barnett and Jory John have created a series that has its roots in classic middle-grade literature yet feels fresh and new at the same time. “The pranks, the brotherhood, the art, the heart! What’s not to love about the Terrible Two?” —Sara Pennypacker, author of the Clementine series “You don’t have to be a cow, like cows, or even know a cow to love the Terrible Two.” —Dave Eggers “This book is terrible! Terribly funny, terribly full of pranks, and terribly wonderful.” —Jon Scieszka, author of The Stinky Cheese Man and the Frank Einstein series “The Terrible Two are my kind of kids. And what’s more, they’re kids’ kind of kids.” —Annie Barrows, author of the Ivy & Bean series



The U S Supreme Court Coloring and Activity Book

The U S  Supreme Court Coloring and Activity Book Author Jenny B. Davis
ISBN-10 1590319249
Release 2007-11-12
Pages 32
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Learning about Law has never been so much fun! The U.S. Supreme Court Coloring and Activity Book is perfect for the children of lawyers and judges or for teachers looking for a new resource for legal education. The book also includes Supreme Court related activities and puzzles such as, matching, word-search, and connect-the-dots games for slightly older children. Suitable for all ages, this book makes a great gift, too!



Ancient Egyptians and Their Neighbors

Ancient Egyptians and Their Neighbors Author Marian Broida
ISBN-10 9781613740392
Release 2005-11
Pages 208
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Uses activities and handicraft projects to reinforce information about the clothing, architecture, writing, work, food, and religion of the Egyptians, Mesopotamians, Nubians, and Hittites who lived in the Near East in ancient times.



Chicago Baby

Chicago Baby Author Jerome Pohlen
ISBN-10 1938093038
Release 2013-04-01
Pages 22
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Babies from Chicago show readers some of the distinctive things about the city where they live and play.



Fantastic Planet

Fantastic Planet Author
ISBN-10 1452155976
Release 2017-03-07
Pages 60
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Bestselling author Steve McDonald uses his unique photo-based illustration style to celebrate the fantastic places, flora, and fauna of the natural world around us. Here are inspiring, fun-to-color images of lush jungles, teeming reefs, desert landscapes, fruitful orchards, sun-dappled forests, spectacular waterfalls, majestic trees, tulip fields, animal migrations, and much more. A selection of imaginative natural mandala illustrations rounds out this gorgeous, high-quality adult coloring book, the latest in the bestselling Fantastic series.



Creative Haven Owls Coloring Book

Creative Haven Owls Coloring Book Author Marjorie Sarnat
ISBN-10 9780486796642
Release 2015-07-15
Pages 64
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More than 30 fanciful full-page illustrations depict the wisest of birds in lush, tapestry-like settings. Covered with flowers, paisleys, and other patterns, these adorable owls are posed against intricately detailed backgrounds.



San Francisco Baby

San Francisco Baby Author Tess Shea
ISBN-10 193809316X
Release 2013-09-01
Pages 22
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Babies from San Francisco show readers some of the distinctive things about the city where they live and play.



The Pursuit of the Pesky Pizza Pirate

The Pursuit of the Pesky Pizza Pirate Author Mike Lowery
ISBN-10 9780761187202
Release 2016-08-17
Pages 112
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A middle-grade book where you draw the story! This swashbuckling pirate tale is like a visual Mad Libs, where readers draw and doodle the details of the story.



Do You Doodle

Do You Doodle Author Nikalas Catlow
ISBN-10 0762452870
Release 2013-09-24
Pages 160
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With a shiny foiled cover and 200+ spectacular interior pages that feature engaging, full-color artwork, you're guaranteed hours and hours of enjoyment. Plus, every page is perforated for easy pullout to display YOUR piece of art. So get ready, get set, and go on a liberating flight of mindless fancy inDo You Doodle?. As always, no drawing skills are required—just your imagination.



Coloring Paris

Coloring Paris Author Tomislav Tomic
ISBN-10 1600584004
Release 2014-02-01
Pages 16
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Pictura showcases a stunning range of art to collect and admire and encourages beginning to advanced artists to put their own stamp of creativity on the artwork by coloring it in. Its unique accordion foldout format makes it an attractive decorative piece that can be displayed and shared with others. Some of the world's most famous and respected illustrators set the foundation of the artwork by creating beautiful, original, and imaginative scenes. It is up to the individual to color in these spectacular settings, enhancing the scenes and adding their own personal touch. Coloring Paris features the unique art of talented artist Tomislav Tomic, whose style is so detailed and precise that his drawings take on an engraved look. Through Tomislav's beautiful renderings of Paris, circa 1900, artists are transported to a city filled with excitement as it holds the World's Fair. On the flip side of the panel, artists can learn more about the featured landmarks and how to draw a hot air balloon and your own Parisian scene. With so many details packed into an 8-panel display, Coloring Paris invites artists to explore an exciting time and place in history in the comfort of their own home.



New Guide to Coloring for Crafts Adult Coloring Books and Other Coloristas

New Guide to Coloring for Crafts  Adult Coloring Books  and Other Coloristas Author Peg Couch
ISBN-10 1497200873
Release 2016-01-26
Pages 128
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Get easy-to-follow advice from best selling coloring book artists, with tips and tricks that will have you drawing like an accomplished colorista in no time."