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August
Beyond War: The Human Potential for Peace - Douglas P. Fry'Beyond War' shows how anthropology can provide unique insights into the nature of war and the potential for peace. Challenging the traditional view that humans are by nature primarily violent and warlike, Fry argues that humans also possess a strong ability to resolve conflicts without violence.
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August
The Complete A+ Guide to PC Repair, Update [With Access Code] - Cheryl A. SchmidtCheryl Schmidt's "The Complete A+ Guide to PC Repair, Fifth Edition Update"presents the fundamentals of computer desktop and laptop installation, configuration, maintenance, and networking through simple, step-by-step instruction based on CompTIA A+(R) 2011 Edition objectives. With a focused emphasis on security and customer service skills, this comprehensive book on computer repair introduces the most important tools students need to become professional, customer-friendly technicians using today's technology. The A+ Certification Exam criteria are being updated, effective January 2011, to
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August
The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook - Martha Davis, Elizabeth Robbins Eshelman, Matthew McKaySimple, Concise,Step-by-Step Directions for Mastery of: Progresive Relaxation Self Hypnosis Meditation Autogenics Visualization Refuting Irrational Ideas Nutrition Coping Skills Training Biofeedback Exercise Assertiveness Thought Stopping Time Management Breathing Cue-Controlled Relaxation Quick Relaxers
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August
Hesiod: The Works and Days/Theogony/The Shield of Herakles - Hesiod, Richmond LattimoreThree epic poems by Hesiod, the 'other' great epic poet of ancient Greece (along with Homer, his near-contemporary). Constituting some of the earliest known works of literature in European history, the poems of Hesiod describe the creation of the cosmos, the history of the gods, the life & concerns of a simple shepherd in rural Greece, and agricultural knowledge and techniques, and all, as scholar Robert Lamberton wrote, in a voice that is "idiosyncratic, ironic, self-conscious…appropriating proverbial wisdom…and transforming it into a discourse that is as much an account of poetry as it is
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August
L'Art de Lire: Le Recit - Geoffrey R. Hope, Quentin HopeDesigned to help readers develop reading ability in French --especially in preparation for the study of literature (narrative fiction)-- "L'Art de lire" presents nine modern, intriguing, humorous, moving, exciting, well-paced, interesting, and accessible French short stories. Stories include Georges Simenon's La Vieille Dame de Bayeux and L'Auberge aux Noyees, Guy De Maupassant's L'Aventure de Walter Schnaffs, Les Bijoux and Deux Amis, L. Anoma Kaniee's Les Hommes Invisibles, Francois Truffaut, Le Deejeuner de Sylvie, Marcel Pagnol's Au Parc Boreely avec tante Rose, and Colette's Dans la Foule:
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August
Proclaim Liberty Throughout All the Land: A History of Church and State in America (Religion in American Life) - Edwin S. GaustadShould prayer be allowed in public schools? Should biology be taught according to Darwin or to the book of Genesis? Why is polygamy against the law? These are just a few of the questions that touch our lives directly and emerge out of the separation of church and state. In this volume, one of the most distinguished scholars of American religious history traces the complicated relationship of church and state from the early colonial period, through the unique American experiment in religious liberty after the Revolution, to the ongoing debate over religious issues in our schools and communities.
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August
Consciousness: A Very Short Introduction - Susan J. BlackmoreConsciousness, 'the last great mystery for science', has now become a hot topic. How can a physical brain create our experience of the world? What creates our identity? Do we really have free will? Could consciousness itself be an illusion? issues, and the field has now expanded to include biologists, neuroscientists, psychologists, and philosophers. This controversial book clarifies the potentially confusing arguments, and the major theories using illustrations, lively cartoons, and experiments.Topics include vision and attention, theories of self and will, experiments on action and awareness,
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August
Philosophy of Science: The Central Issues - Martin Curd, J.A. CoverGathering 49 readings on a variety of topics science and pseudoscience; rationality, objectivity, and values in science; laws of nature; models of explanation, among others this anthology introduces students to the often challenging problems examined by major thinkers in the field. Combine this with thoughtful and thorough apparatus, and Philosophy of Science: The Central Issues is the most flexible and comprehensive collection ever created for undergraduate courses."
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August
Sources of the Holocaust - Steve HochstadtThis new collection of original Holocaust documents and sources brings readers into direct contact with perpetrators and victims. The words of Nazi leaders and common soldiers, SS doctors and European collaborators show how and why they planned and participated in mass murder. Jewish and non-Jewish victims speak of their persecution and resistance. Steve Hochstadt's commentary on each source outlines the historical causes and step-by-step development of the Holocaust, as well as the continuing debates about its significance.
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August
Welcome to Your Brain: Why You Lose Your Car Keys But Never Forget How To Drive and Other Puzzles of Everyday Behavior - Sandra Aamodt, Sam WangYou: The Owner’s Manual for the brain: an expert, comprehensive, and lively guide that makes sense of all the latest scientific findings about how your brain really works. We are using our brains at practically every moment of our lives, and yet few of us have the first idea how they work. Much of what we think we know comes from folklore: that we only use 10 percent of our brain, or that drinking kills brain cells. These and other brain myths are wrong, as demonstrated by the work of neuroscientists who have spent decades studying this complex organ. However, most of what scientists have