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July
A Concise History of Solar and Stellar Physics - Jean-Louis TassoulThis book provides a comprehensive overview of the history of ideas about the sun and the stars, from antiquity to modern times. Two theoretical astrophysicists who have been active in the field since the early 1960s tell the story in fluent prose. About half of the book covers most of the theoretical research done from 1940 to the close of the twentieth century, a large body of work that has to date been little explored by historians. The first chapter, which outlines the period from about 3000 B.C. to 1700 A.D., shows that at every stage in history human beings have had a particular
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July
The Lost History of Christianity: The Thousand-Year Golden Age of the Church in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia--and How It Died - Philip JenkinsIn this groundbreaking book, renowned religion scholar Philip Jenkins offers a lost history, revealing that, for centuries, Christianity's center was actually in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, with significant communities extending as far as China. The Lost History of Christianity unveils a vast and forgotten network of the world's largest and most influential Christian churches that existed to the east of the Roman Empire. These churches and their leaders ruled the Middle East for centuries and became the chief administrators and academics in the new Muslim empire. The author recounts the
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July
When I Was Puerto Rican - Esmeralda SantiagoEsmeralda Santiago's story begins in rural Puerto Rico, where her childhood was full of both tenderness and domestic strife, tropical sounds and sights as well as poverty. Growing up, she learned the proper way to eat a guava, the sound of tree frogs in the mango groves at night, the taste of the delectable sausage called morcilla, and the formula for ushering a dead baby's soul to heaven. As she enters school we see the clash, both hilarious and fierce, of Puerto Rican and Yankee culture. When her mother, Mami, a force of nature, takes off to New York with her seven, soon to be eleven children,
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June
A Speaker's Guidebook with The Essential Guide to Rhetoric - Dan O'Hair, Rob Stewart, Hannah RubensteinA Speaker’s Guidebook with The Essential Guide to Rhetoric includes a full tabbed section that provides brief yet comprehensive coverage of rhetorical theory — from the classical to the contemporary — and its practical applications.
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June
Real and Abstract Analysis: A Modern Treatment of the Theory of Functions of a Real Variable - Edwin Hewitt, Karl StrombergThis book is first of all designed as a text for the course usually called "theory of functions of a real variable." This course is at present cus tomarily offered as a first or second year graduate course in United States universities, although there are signs that this sort of analysis will soon penetrate upper division undergraduate curricula. We have included every topic that we think essential for the training of analysts, and we have also gone down a number of interesting bypaths. We hope too that the book will be useful as a reference for mature mathematicians and other scientific workers.
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June
Sustainable Leadership - Andy Hargreaves, Dean FinkSchools tend to focus on improving schools or remaking them anew rather than sustaining what has been created by past leaders. Similarly, leaders rarely think about how the improvements they make will survive their own departure. In this book, the authors examine what we know about making leadership last in schools. They provide an overview of the topic, a summary of research, examples of best practices, and guidelines. This is a volume in The Jossey-Bass Leadership Library in Education.
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June
Monte Carlo Methods in Statistical Physics - Mark Newman, G.T. BarkemaThis is an introduction to Monte Carlo simulations in classical statistical physics, and is aimed both at students beginning work in the field and at more experienced researchers who wish to learn more about Monte Carlo methods. The material covered includes methods for both equilibrium and out of equilibrium systems, and common algorithms like the metropolis and heat-bath algorithms are discussed in detail, as well as more sophisticated ones such as continuous time Monte Carlo, cluster algorithms, multigrid methods, entropic sampling and simulated tempering. Data analysis techniques are also
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June
The Six Core Theories of Modern Physics - Charles F. Stevens""The Six Core Theories of Modern Physics" is a useful and amazingly compact compendium of the central equations and concepts of modern physics, treating broad areas while stressing their underlying unity. It stands as an ideal summary of all that a beginning graduate student should have learned, and that other scientists with a physics background will want to recall." -- Dr. Daniel Gardner, Cornell University Medical College Charles Stevens, a prominent neurobiologist who originally trained as a biophysicist (with George Uhlenbeck and Mark Kac), wrote this book almost by accident. Each summer he
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June
Roman Empire 101: The TextVook - Dr. VookLearn all about the history of the Roman Empire in this eBook. "Roman Empire 101" presents what you need to know in an easy-to-digest format. This TextVook contains 4,000 words written and curated by Ivy League graduates, and stars Dr. Vook, Ph.D., a smart professor who explains everything you need to know. Whether you're interested in the Roman Empire for fun or brushing up on a course you took years ago, you will advance your knowledge. You will be able to read these 8 chapters: -All Roads Lead to Rome -The Founding of Rome and the Early Kingdom -The Rise of the Roman Republic -Rome's
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June
The Mangy Parrot, Abridged - José Joaquín Fernández de LizardiDavid Frye's abridgment of his 2003 translation of The Mangy Parrot captures all of the narrative drive, literary innovation, and biting social commentary that established Lizardi's comic masterpiece as the Don Quixote of Latin America.
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