About The Books
Agents of Chaos
This book explores the seismic and volcanic hazards that will affect the lives of countless people. Agents of Chaos is not alarmist, but attempts to answer readers’ questions about where, when, and why large earthquakes and volcanic outbursts occur. It pinpoints potential dangers and shows what is likely to happen when the next great earthquake strikes.
Fire & Ice - The Cascade Volcanoes
First published in 1976, Fire and Ice was the first book to present the eruptive history and potential hazards of each of the major volcanoes in the Cascade Range, from Lassen Peak in northern California to Mount Garibaldi in British Columbia. Based on pioneer accounts of frequent activity during historic time, it was also the first book to state that Mount St. Helens probably would be the next Cascade volcano to erupt. After St. Helens’ devastating outburst on May 18, 1980, the book sold 100,000 copies.
Fire Mountains of the West - The Cascade and Mono Lake Volcanoes
Fire Mountains of the West is intended for the general reader with an interest in the geologic forces that shape our western mountainscape. It begins with an introduction to volcanoes, the processes that create them, and the glaciers that sculpt them. The heart of the book is a fascinating biography of each of the major volcanoes of the West. From the subterranean lava tube caves of the Medicine Lake volcano to the fire-and-ice formation of Mount Garibaldi, from the cataclysmic collapse of Crater Lake to the incinerating blast of modern Mount St. Helens, and from deadly volcanic gas presently killing trees at Mammoth Mountain to massive mudflows waiting to burst from Mount Rainier, Stephen Harris brings to life in dynamic, crystal-clear language the geologic story behind each of the major volcanoes of the Cascade Range and Mono Lake area.
Classical Mythology - Images & Insights
Classical Mythology: Images and Insights grew out of the authors’ many years of teaching Greek and Roman myth to undergraduates at California State University, Sacramento. Unique among textbooks on this topic, our book approaches the study of myth through complete works of Greco-Roman literature, including six complete Greek dramas and generous excerpts from the narratives of Homer, Hesiod, Virgil, and Ovid, and through carefully-chosen examples of Classical works of art, both painting and sculpture. Combining literary masterpieces with the visual arts, this integrative approach offers readers a comprehensive experience with both cognitive and aesthetic appeal.
The Humanist Tradition In World Literature
A critical anthology of literary masterpieces from Gilgamesh to the Divine Comedy, this book surveys the history of Western thought from the ancient Near East to late Medieval Europe. Besides generous excerpts from the epics of Homer and Virgil and the histories of Herodotus and Thucydides, it also features the complete texts of seven Greek plays, including Sophocles’ seldom-anthologized Philoctetes and Aristophanes’ ribald comedy, the Lysistrata.
The New Testament - A Student's Introduction
This introductory student-centered text is now full color, enhancing its readers’ visual experience! The fifth edition of The New Testament retains its effective 5-part organization (“An Invitation to the New Testament,” “Diverse Portraits of Jesus,” “An Account of the Early Church,” “Paul and the Pauline Tradition,” and “General Letters and Vision of End Time”), which traces the New Testament’s chronological, thematic, and literary development and examines each New Testament document on a book-by-book basis. This method helps students to become familiar with the content and major themes of the New Testament as well as to acquaint themselves with the goals and methods of important biblical scholarship. The fifth edition of The New Testament is the best revision ever.
The Old Testament - An Introduction to the Hebrew Bible
Designed for students undertaking their first systematic study of the Hebrew Bible, this text has two goals: to acquaint readers with the content and major themes of the biblical documents, and to introduce them to issues in biblical scholarship. Pedagogically rich and reader-friendly, this text was designed for conventional introductory courses using historical-critical methodology, and will also be useful in courses studying the Bible as literature, or as a reference text in the study of ancient religion.
Understanding the Bible
This best-selling nonsectarian guide is designed for students undertaking their first systematic study of the Bible. It is the only single-volume introductory textbook that places each book of the Old Testament, Apocrypha, and the New Testament fully in its historical and cultural context. Understanding the Bible acquaints readers with the content as well as the major themes of each biblical book, and familiarizes them with the goals and methods of important scholarship.