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September
The High Empire, A.D. 70-192 - Alan K. Bowman, Peter Garnsey, Dominic RathboneVolume 11 of The Cambridge Ancient History covers the history of the Roman empire from A.D. 70 to 192, from Vespasian to the Antonines. The volume begins with the political and military history of the period. Developments in the structure of the empire are then examined, including the organization and personnel of the central government and province-based institutions and practices. A series of provincial studies follows, and the society, economy and culture of the empire as a whole are reviewed in a group of thematic chapters.
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September
Living with Art - Mark GetleinThroughout the previous seven editions, this text has earned a reputation for elegance and the highest standards of quality. Living with Art helps students develop an appreciation of art by offering a clear and comprehensive introduction to the visual arts from several perspectives: themes and purposes of art; the vocabulary of art; individual art media (painting, drawing, camera arts, sculpture, architecture, etc.); and the history of art. The book is rich with illustrations drawn from a wide range of artistic cultures and time periods.
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September
Married To A Daughter Of The Land: Spanish-Mexican Women And Interethnic Marriage In California, 1820-80 - Maria Raque'l CasasUntil recently, most studies of the colonial period of the American West have focused on the activities and agency of men. Now, historian Maria Raquel Casas examines the role of Spanish-Mexican women in the development of California. She finds that, far from being pawns in a male-dominated society, Californianas of all classes were often active and determined creators of their own destinies, finding ways to choose their mates, to leave unsatisfactory marriages, and to maintain themselves economically. Using a wide range of primary and secondary sources in English and Spanish, Casas unveils a
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September
Mastering the Requirements Process - Suzanne Robertson, James W. RobertsonIf the purpose is to create one of the best books on requirements yet written the authors have succeeded." --Capers Jones It is widely recognized that incorrect requirements account for up to 60 percent of errors in software products and yet the majority of software development organizations do not have a formal requirements process. Many organizations appear willing to spend huge amounts on fixing and altering poorly specified software but seem unwilling to invest a much smaller amount to get the requirements right in the first place. Mastering the Requirements Process Second Edition sets out an
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September
Four Plays: The Clouds/The Birds/Lysistrata/The Frogs - Aristophanes, William Arrowsmith, Richmond Lattimore, Douglass ParkerThis volume brings together the four most acclaimed comedies of Greek playwright Aristophanes. The darker comedy of The Clouds satirizes Athenian philosophers - Socrates in particular - and reflects the uncertainties of a generation in which all traditional religious and ethical beliefs were being challenged. The Birds takes place in a flawed utopia, with man's eternal flaws observed from up above. In Lysistrata a band of women use sex's manipulative power in order to try and end a war. In The Frogs, the god Dionysus visits the underworld, consulting the late Aeschylus and Euripides regarding
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September
Wheater's Functional Histology: A Text and Colour Atlas - John W. HeathWheater's Functional Histology presents the student with a resource of high quality photomicrographs and electron micrographs of (largely) human tissues along with a concise text appropriate for modern medical and other bioscience courses. The microstructure of tissues is related to function and clinical significance. The book starts with a section on general cell structure and replication. The second section examines the basic tissue types of blood, supporting/connective tissue, epithelial tissue, muscle and nervous tissue. The third and major section examines the microstructure of the major body
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September
Personality: Strategies and Issues - Robert M. LiebertThis sound, scholarly book continues to organize the diverse content of personality psychology in a meaningful way, taking care to present complex concepts in highly readable, accessible language. Using a single, overarching framework, the authors capture the flavor of each of four important conceptual strategies (psychoanalytic, dispositional, behavioral, and representational) and four fundamental issues (theory, assessment, research, and personality change) underlying contemporary personality psychology. The presentation of each strategy begins with an overview chapter that describes the
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September
Young Adult Literature: From Romance to Realism - Michael CartToday's young adult literature is every bit as complex as the audience it's written for, unflinchingly addressing such topics as homosexuality, mental illness, AIDS and drug abuse. In this much expanded revision of his 1996 book, veteran author Michael Cart shows how the best of contemporary YA lit has evolved to tackle such daunting subjects without resorting to sensationalism. He brings his historical survey of this category fully up to date, covering its explosive growth in the past decade, and advocating that librarians and teachers look beyond romance and horror when advising young adults.
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September
Medical Transcription: Fundamentals & Practice - Sally C. Pitman, John H. Dirckx, Ellen B. DrakeTeaching users how to transcribe "actual" medical dictation so that they can develop the selective hearing skills and experience necessary to gain competency as a medical transcriptionist, this guide offers a unique combination of "authentic physician dictation" by body systems, coordinated readings and exercises by medical specialty, and supplementary information vital to every medical transcriptionist. Supports text with six hours of authentic physical dictation-not synthetic studio recording; all dictations are carefully selected for subject matter, professionally edited to delete confidential