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August
The Boys of My Youth - Jo Ann BeardRarely does the debut of a new writer garner such attention & acclaim. The excitement began the moment "The Fourth State of Matter," one of the fourteen extraordinary personal narratives in this book, appeared in the pages of The New Yorker. It increased when the author received a prestigious Whiting Foundation Award in November 1997, & it continued as the hardcover edition of The Boys of My Youth sold out its first printing even before publication. The author writes with perfect pitch as she takes us through one woman's life -- from childhood to marriage & beyond -- & memorably
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August
Comparative Foreign Policy: Adaptation Strategies of the Great and Emerging Powers - Steven W. HookThe first comprehensive, cross-national study of foreign policies to be published in the aftermath of the Cold War. Using a consistent format, leading area specialists discuss the strategies employed by five "great powers" and five "emerging powers" to accommodate the rapid changes taking place around them. In all ten cases, major developments since the Cold War--including domestic upheavals and crises--have produced important consequences that extend far beyond their borders. Each chapter tells a distinct story of "foreign policy adaptation, " and collectively, they tell much of the story of
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August
Handbook of Emotion Regulation, First Edition - James J. GrossThis authoritative volume provides a comprehensive road map of the important and rapidly growing field of emotion regulation. Each of the 30 chapters in this handbook reviews the current state of knowledge on the topic at hand, describes salient research methods, and identifies promising directions for future investigation. The contributors—who are the foremost experts in the field—address vital questions about the neurobiological and cognitive bases of emotion regulation, how we develop and use regulatory strategies across the lifespan, individual differences in emotion regulation, social
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August
Wheater's Functional Histology: A Text and Colour Atlas - Barbara Young, James S. Lowe, Alan Stevens, John W. HeathThis best-selling atlas contains over 900 images and illustrations to help you learn and review the microstructure of human tissues. The book starts with a section on general cell structure and replication. Basic tissue types are covered in the following section, and the third section presents the microstructures of each of the major body systems. The highest -quality color light micrographs and electron micrograph images are accompanied by concise text and captions which explain the appearance, function, and clinical significance of each image. The accompanying website lets you view all the
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August
Introduction to Optimum Design - Jasbir S. AroraIntroduction to Optimum Design is intended for use in a first course on engineering design and optimization. Virtually any problem for which specific parameters need to be determined to satisfy constraints can be formulated as a design optimization problem. The concepts and methods described in the text are quite general and applicable to all such formulations. Inasmuch, the range of application of the optimum design methodology is almost limitless, constrained only by the imagination and ingenuity of the user. Throughout the text, simple design problems involving two to three design variables and
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August
The Roadrunner - James W. CornettMy interest in roadrunners began as a boy growing up in Southern California. I was more curious about snakes but many of the reptile books described the roadrunner as "the great snake killer".
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August
Women of the Renaissance - Margaret L. KingIn this informative and lively volume, Margaret L. King synthesizes a large body of literature on the condition of western European women in the Renaissance centuries (1350-1650), crafting a much-needed and unified overview of women's experience in Renaissance society. Utilizing the perspectives of social, church, and intellectual history, King looks at women of all classes, in both usual and unusual settings. She first describes the familial roles filled by most women of the day—as mothers, daughters, wives, widows, and workers. She turns then to that significant fraction of women in, and acted
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August
Gray's Anatomy for Students: With Student Consult Online Access - Richard L. Drake, A. Wayne Vogl, Adam W.M. MitchellThis completely new addition to the Gray's Anatomy family is specifically tailored to meet the needs of today's anatomy students. A team of authors with a wealth of diverse teaching and clinical experience have carefully crafted the book to efficiently cover the information taught in contemporary anatomy courses. A user-friendly format, a regional organization, and outstanding artwork make mastering anatomy remarkably easy. Unique coverage of surface anatomy, correlative diagnostic images, and clinical case studies demonstrate practical applications of anatomical concepts. STUDENT CONSULT offers
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August
The European Superpower - John McCormickIn this important new book, John McCormick argues that the EU has become an economic and political superpower, whose new global role calls into doubt most of the recent assessments of unipolarity in world politics and American "empire". In his inimitably clear and accessible style, McCormick shows how the rise of Europe has been underplayed because of traditional notions of power politics based on military might which, he argues, are much less relevant than in the past.