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September
Convertible Arbitrage: Insights and Techniques for Successful Hedging - Nick P. CalamosMinimize risk and maximize profits with convertible arbitrage Convertible arbitrage involves purchasing a portfolio of convertible securities-generally convertible bonds-and hedging a portion of the equity risk by selling short the underlying common stock. This increasingly popular strategy, which is especially useful during times of market volatility, allows individuals to increase their returns while decreasing their risks. Convertible Arbitrage offers a thorough explanation of this unique investment strategy. Filled with in-depth insights from an expert in the field, this comprehensive guide
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September
The Filmmaker's Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide for the Digital Age - Steven Ascher, Edward Pincus, Robert Brun, Carol Keller, Stephen McCarthy, Ted SpagnaFor first time since its publication in 1984, "The Filmmaker's Handbook" -- the classic volume highlighting the techniques and technologies needed for the creation and production of movies -- has been completely revised and updated. Written by filmmakers for filmmakers, this essential text now includes the latest information on digital age filmmaking, where the shifting boundaries between film, video, and computer systems have introduced a wide range of methods and equipment every filmmaker must master to be competitive.This comprehensive reference guide addresses the techniques necessary to make
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September
Group Dynamics - Donelson R. ForsythIn the Fourth Edition of his best-selling text, Forsyth combines an emphasis on research, empirical studies supporting theoretical understanding of groups, and case studies to illustrate the application of concepts to actual groups thus providing students with the most comprehensive treatment of groups available. Forsyth builds each chapter around a real-life case and draws on examples from a range of disciplines including psychology, law, education, sociology, and political science. Because he tightly weaves concepts and familiar ideas together, the text takes students beyond simple exposure to
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September
Practical Beginning Theory: A Fundamentals Worktext - Bruce Benward, Barbara Garvey Jackson, Bruce R. JacksonThe phrase 'practical theory' may seem to be a contradiction, but it is a term that "Practical Beginning Theory" has, since it's first edition in 1963, sought to embody by providing a comprehensive introduction to basic level theory that can be used in any teaching situation, even if other resource materials are limited or unavailable. In the new edition, the text continues its mission to be an all-in-one coursebook for music fundamentals. A third author has been added to revise and update the exercises in popular music and to integrate new electronic supplements into the text. A new chapter has
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September
Introduction to Managerial Accounting - Peter C. Brewer, Ray H. Garrison, Eric W. Noreen"Introduction to Managerial Accounting," 5/e by Brewer/Garrison/Noreen is based on the market-leading text, "Managerial Accounting," by Garrison, Noreen and Brewer. However, this is not simply a briefer book with chapters removed; Brewer 5e has been rethought and retooled to meet the needs of the market. Brewer 5e is a more accessible, yet thoroughly student-friendly text that satisfies the basic needs of the managerial accounting student without unnecessary depth on advanced topics associated with the follow-up course: cost accounting/cost management. Faculty and students alike will find this new
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September
Ecology of a Changing Planet (3rd Edition) - Mark B. BushThis is the first introductory volume to outline the fundamental ecological principles, which provide the foundation for understanding environmental issues. A strong framework of applied ecology is used to explore specifics such as habitat fragmentation, acid deposition, and the emergence of new human diseases. The volume addresses all aspects of biodiversity and physical setting, population and community ecology, ecology and society, environmental legislation and peering into the future. For those interested in pursuing knowledge in ecology and biodiversity.
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September
Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov, Craig RaineHumbert Humbert - scholar, aesthete and romantic - has fallen completely and utterly in love with Lolita Haze, his landlady's gum-snapping, silky skinned twelve-year-old daughter. Reluctantly agreeing to marry Mrs Haze just to be close to Lolita, Humbert suffers greatly in the pursuit of romance; but when Lo herself starts looking for attention elsewhere, he will carry her off on a desperate cross-country misadventure, all in the name of Love. Hilarious, flamboyant, heart-breaking and full of ingenious word play, Lolita is an immaculate, unforgettable masterpiece of obsession, delusion and lust.
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September
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper LeeThe unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960. It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and was later made into an Academy Award-winning film, also a classic. Compassionate, dramatic, and deeply moving, To Kill A Mockingbird takes readers to the roots of human behavior - to innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, humor and pathos.
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September
How the Body Works: A Comprehensive Illustrated Encychlopeida of Anatomy - Peter H. AbrahamsProvides a detailed analysis of every aspect of human physiology, from the workings of the lacrimal glands to how the body absorbs and uses carbohydrates Divided in 12 easy-to-reference chapters by body area and functions: head, senses, neck, thorax, upper limbs, abdomen and stomach, reproductive system, pelvis and lower limbs, blood stream, body systems, cellular and chemical structure, and development and body cycles Includes over one thousand anatomically accurate diagrams and photographs of the workings and functions of every part of the human body
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September
For Your Own Good: Hidden Cruelty in Child-Rearing and the Roots of Violence - Alice  Miller, Hunter Hannum, Hildegarde HannumFor Your Own Good, the contemporary classic exploring the serious if not gravely dangerous consequences parental cruelty can bring to bear on children everywhere, is one of the central works by Alice Miller, the celebrated Swiss psychoanalyst.With her typically lucid, strong, and poetic language, Miller investigates the personal stories and case histories of various self-destructive and/or violent individuals to expand on her theories about the long-term affects of abusive child-rearing. Her conclusions—on what sort of parenting can create a drug addict, or a murderer, or a Hitler—offer much