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August
American Government: Political Development and Institutional Change - Calvin C. JillsonTake stock of the political dynamics in the United States with this concise but thorough introduction to how the system works, how it got that way, who participates, and what the possibilities are for further change. Cal Jillson s engaging text provides not only a sense of relevance, but also a sense of how politics works and how institutions, systems, avenues of participation, and policies have developed over time to produce today s political environment in the United States. Going one step further, Jillson identifies the critical question of how American democracy might work better, focusing in
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August
Oh! PASCAL! - Doug  Cooper, Michael J. ClancyWelcome to the third edition of Oh! Pascal! Like its predecessors, Oh! Pascal! is an introduction to problem solving and programming. It requires absolutely no background in computing and remains, I hope, interesting enough to be read before the lecture instead of just before the exam. I had a lot of fun putting Oh! Pascal! together, and I think that you'll like working with it over the next few months.
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August
An Introduction to Contemporary Remote Sensing - Qihao WengA PRACTICAL, FULL-COLOR GUIDE TO REMOTE SENSING Written by an internationally renowned expert in the field, "An Introduction to Contemporary Remote Sensing" introduces the latest developments in remote sensing and imaging science. This book covers basic principles and discusses essential technologies, such as aerial photography, radar, Lidar (light detection and ranging), photogrammetry, satellites, thermal radiation, and much more. Full-color images illustrate the concepts presented, and review questions at the end of each chapter help reinforce learning. This detailed resource provides the solid
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August
University of Chicago Readings in Western Civilization, Volume 7: The Old Regime and the French Revolution - Keith M. Baker, John W. Boyer, Keith Michael Baker, Keith M. BakerThe University of Chicago Readings in Western Civilization (nine volumes) makes available to students and teachers a unique selection of primary documents, many in new translations. These readings, prepared for the highly praised Western civilization sequence at the University of Chicago, were chosen by an outstanding group of scholars whose experience teaching that course spans almost four decades. Each volume includes rarely anthologized selections as well as standard, more familiar texts; a bibliography of recommended parallel readings; and introductions providing background for the selections.
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August
Calculus: One and Several Variables - Saturnino L. Salas, Garret J. Etgen, Einar HilleThis volume provides clear calculus content to help readers master the concepts and understand its relevance to the real world. It offers a balance of theory and applications to elevate their mathematical insights.
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Fundamentals of Human Physiology - Lauralee SherwoodFUNDAMENTALS OF HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY provides clear, current, concise, clinically oriented coverage of physiology. It focuses on the mechanisms of body function from cells to systems and is organized around the central theme of homeostasis -- how the body meets changing demands while maintaining the internal constancy necessary for all cells and organs to function. Many analogies and frequent references to everyday experiences help you relate to the physiology concepts presented. Offering helpful art and pedagogical features, Sherwood promotes understanding of the basic principles and concepts of
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August
Partial Differential Equations: An Introduction - Walter A. StraussOur understanding of the fundamental processes of the natural world is based to a large extent on partial differential equations (PDEs). The second edition of Partial Differential Equations provides an introduction to the basic properties of PDEs and the ideas and techniques that have proven useful in analyzing them. It provides the student a broad perspective on the subject, illustrates the incredibly rich variety of phenomena encompassed by it, and imparts a working knowledge of the most important techniques of analysis of the solutions of the equations.In this book mathematical jargon is
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August
Fundamentals of Matrix Computations - David S. WatkinsThe use of numerical methods continues to expand rapidly. At their heart lie matrix computations. Written in a clear, expository style, it allows students and professionals to build confidence in themselves by putting the theory behind matrix computations into practice instantly. Algorithms that allow students to work examples and write programs introduce each chapter. The book then moves on to discuss more complicated theoretical material. Using a step-by-step approach, it introduces mathematical material only as it is needed. Exercises range from routine computations and verifications to
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August
The Lottery - Shirley JacksonShirley Jackson's The Lottery is a memorable and terrifying masterpiece, fueled by a tension that creeps up on you slowly without any clear indication of why. This is just a townful of people, after all, choosing their numbers for the annual lottery. What's there to be scared of?
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Theoretical Physics - Georg Joos, Ira M. FreemanClassic one-volume treatise covers mathematical topics needed by theoretical and experimental physicists (vector analysis, calculus of variations, etc.), followed by extensive coverage of mechanics, electromagnetic theory, thermodynamics, quantum mechanics, and nuclear physics. Indispensable reference for graduates and undergraduates.