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September
Judaism: A Very Short Introduction - Norman SolomonAn introduction to Judaism as a religion and way of life. In addition to answering questions such as Who are Jews? and How did Judaism develop?, this Very Short Introduction outlines the basics of practical Judaism - its festivals, prayers, customs and various sects. Modern concerns and debates of the Jewish people are also addressed, such as the impact of the Holocaust, the establishment of the State of Israel, the status of women, and medical and commercial ethics.
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September
Introduction to Sociology - Anthony Giddens, Richard P. Appelbaum, Mitchell DuneierTaking a comparative approach, the authors examine American society in a global and historical context, underscoring the wide diversity of social forms and social change. The authors emphasize the connections between American and world societies and the integral role of individuals in shaping both local and global society. Retaining the hallmark clarity of previous editions, the Sixth Edition has been updated to reflect the most recent sociological research and data. This edition also offers expanded in-text pedagogy and exceptional print and multimedia resources for students and instructors.
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September
Constructing Panic: The Discourse of Agoraphobia - Lisa Capps, Elinor OchsThis text offers an analysis of one patient's experience of agoraphobia. In this collaboration between a clinical psychologist and a linguist, the authors propose a view of agoraphobia as a communicative disorder. In a marriage of psychology and linguistics, the book argues that for all its frustrations as an instrument, language is potent, the primary medium for symbolizing constructions of reality.
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September
Brs Physiology - Linda S. CostanzoWritten by highly regarded physiology professor Linda S. Costanzo, this revised Fifth Edition provides an excellent physiology review for students preparing for the USMLE Step 1. The book concisely covers key physiology principles and includes clinical correlations to emphasize connections between physiology and clinical medicine. NEW! Full-color design, flow charts, illustrations, and tables that summarize information for convenient review. Each chapter is written in the popular Board Review Series (BRS) outline format and features bolded key terms to streamline your study. Over 350 USMLE-style
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September
Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data - Charles WheelanOnce considered tedious, the field of statistics is rapidly evolving into a discipline Hal Varian, chief economist at Google, has actually called “sexy.” From batting averages and political polls to game shows and medical research, the real-world application of statistics continues to grow by leaps and bounds. How can we catch schools that cheat on standardized tests? How does Netflix know which movies you’ll like? What is causing the rising incidence of autism? As best-selling author Charles Wheelan shows us in Naked Statistics, the right data and a few well-chosen statistical tools can help us
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September
Learning Maya6: Character Rigging and Animation [With CD] - Alias Learning ToolsLearning Maya 6: Character Rigging will teach you everything you need to achieve effective character set-up and animation in Maya. Learn what you need to become a true puppet master Get hands-on experience with the innovative tools and powerful techniques available in Maya as you learn to make your rigs more customizable and easier for artists to work with. Learning Maya 6: Character Rigging will allow you to explore character rigging based on a human character - walking you through the process as you rig arms, legs, a face and more. You'll learn the fundamentals of properly setting up a
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September
Sustainable Energy: Choosing Among Options - Jefferson W. Tester, Elisabeth M. Drake, Michael J. Driscoll, Michael W. Golay, William A. PetersHuman survival depends on a continuing energy supply, but the need for ever-increasing amounts of energy poses a dilemma: How can we provide the benefits of energy to the population of the globe without damaging the environment, negatively affecting social stability, or threatening the well-being of future generations? The solution will lie in finding sustainable energy sources and more efficient means of converting and utilizing energy. This textbook is designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate students as well as others who have an interest in exploring energy resource options and
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September
Essentials of Understanding Psychology - Robert S. FeldmanEssentials of Understanding Psychology is written around the philosophy that an effective textbook must be oriented to students - informing them, engaging them, exciting them about the field, and expanding their intellectual capabilities - because when students understand psychology, they learn psychology. No matter what brings students into the introductory course and regardless of their initial motivation, Essentials of Understanding Psychology, Seventh Edition, draws students into the field and stimulates their thinking. This revision integrates a variety of elements that foster students'
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September
Macroeconomics - N. Gregory MankiwMacroeconomics is the study of the fluctuations in the cycles of income and economic growth, unemployment, production and income distribution, inflation, and financial markets. Simply put, it is the study of aggregate supply and demand.