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July
The Search for Life in the Universe - Donald Goldsmith, Tobias Owen, Tobias C. OwenThis work presents astronomy from the standpoint of estimating the likelihood of extraterrestrial life and the possibilities of finding it. Thus the text covers the fundamentals of astronomy, the origins and evolution of life on Earth, the formation and present state of the sun's family of planets and moons, and the opportunities and limitations on interstellar travel and communication. The book's final chapters deal with the issue of UFO reports and with Enrico Fermi's famous question, where is everybody? The book is suitable for college freshmen with no background in mathematics.
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July
Database System Concepts - Abraham Silberschatz, Henry F. Korth, S. Sudarshan"Database System Concepts," 5/e, is intended for a first course in databases at the junior or senior undergraduate, or first-year graduate, level. In addition to basic material for a first course, the text contains advanced material that can be used for course supplements, or as introductory material for an advanced course. The authors assume only a familiarity with basic data structures, computer organization, and a high-level programming language such as Java, C, or Pascal. Concepts are presented as intuitive descriptions, and many are based on the running example of a bank enterprise.
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July
Miss Julie - August Strindberg, David FrenchAs all the great dramatists since the Greek tragedians have known, class and gender roles continue to remain the two fundamental determinants of the social fabric of any culture—even one, like our own, in which the boundaries of those identities have become fluid, situational and transitory. David French’s adaptation of August Strindberg’s disturbing and enduring drama of the transgressive affair between the daughter of a count and the count’s man-servant has an eerie feel of the contemporary about it. In this adaptation of Miss Julie, French has sharpened the psychodramas of the original—scenes
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July
Assertive Discipline - Lee Canter, Marlene CanterThe 3rd Edition of this classic Canter text is a "must read" for teachers. It shows you step-by-step how to implement the Assertive Discipline program, a tried and true proactive approach to classroom management. By placing an emphasis on balancing classroom structure with building a caring and trusting relationship with students, you create a winning situation for students and teachers alike. Over one million educators worldwide have benefited from this highly successful program. These practical and flexible strategies are perfect for new teachers -- and they are a great refresher for experienced
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July
The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien2004 edition published by Houghton Mifflin Company
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July
Journey Into Darkness - John E. Douglas, Mark OlshakerIn the #1 "New York Times" bestseller "Mindhunter," John Douglas, who headed the FBI's elite Investigative Support Unit, told the story of his brilliant and terrifying career tracking down some of the most heinous criminals in history. Using behavioral profiling and criminal investigative analysis to get into the head and psyche of both the criminal and victim -- to feel what they felt at the critical moment -- Douglas helped crack many high profile cases, including the Trailside Killer, the Atlanta child murders, and the Tylenol murders. Now, working again with his co-author Mark Olshaker,
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July
Shane, the Lone Ethnographer: A Beginner's Guide to Ethnography - Sally GalmanShane, The Lone Ethnographer is an accessible and entertaining introduction to ethnography. Campbell Galman walks the reader through the process of doing ethnographic research, via her comic character Shane, the Lone Ethnographer, on the campus of an unnamed university. For the novice researcher about to embark on fieldwork in qualitative research methods, this is an excellent and the only comic-book introduction. Her text will delight and inform students who are learning ethnographic methods in anthropology, education, and other social science courses."
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July
Trask's Historical Linguistics - Robert McColl MillarThis book is an introduction to historical linguistics - the study of language change over time. Written in an engaging style and illustrated with examples from a wide range of languages, the book covers the fundamental concepts of language change, methods for historical linguistics, linguistic reconstruction, sociolinguistic aspects of language change, language contact, the birth and death of languages, language and prehistory and the issue of very remote relations.A minimal knowledge of linguistic concepts is needed and the book is suitable for students approaching the subject for the first
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July
Shades of Blue and Gray - Herman HattawayWith its penetrating analyses and masterly synthesis of current scholarship, this “wonderfully clear and concise” book gives readers “the best brief military history of the Civil War available” (George Rable, author of The Confederate Republic and Civil Wars). Black-and-white photographs; maps.
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July
Read Japanese today - Len WelshWith the new approach illustrated in this concise and entertaining book you will be able to read 300 of the most common and useful characters in just a few hours, whether or not you now have knowledge of the grammar or the spoken language.