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Game Development Essentials: An Introduction - Jeannie NovakGAME DEVELOPMENT ESSENTIALS: AN INTRODUCTION, 3E is an authoritative, industry-driven introduction to the world of game development, with updates that keep readers current and well-prepared for a successful career in the field. This book not only examines content creation and the concepts behind development, but it also give readers a background on the evolution of game development and how it has become what it is today. GAME DEVELOPMENT ESSENTIALS also includes chapters on project management, development team roles and responsibilities, development cycle, marketing, maintenance, and the future of
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September
Foundations of Astrophysics - Barbara Ryden, Bradley M. PetersonKey Benefit: "Foundations of Astrophysics"provides a contemporary and complete introduction to astrophysics for astronomy and physics majors. This book is briefer and more accessible than other books in the market, and is the most up-to-date book available in this fast-changing field. With a logical presentation and conceptual and quantitative end-of-chapter problems, the material is easier-to-grasp for introductory astrophysics readers.Key Topics: Early Astronomy, Emergence of Modern Astronomy, Orbital Mechanics, The Earth-Moon System, Interaction of Radiation and Matter, Astronomical Detection
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September
Complex Variables and Applications - James Ward Brown, Ruel V. ChurchillThis text, and accompanying disk, provides coverage of complex variables. It uses examples and exercise sets, with clear explanations of problem-solving techniqes and material on the further theory of functions.
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Bringing Fossils To Life: An Introduction To Paleobiology - Donald R. ProtheroThis is the first text to combine both paleontology and paleobiology. Traditional textbooks treat these separately, despite the recent trend to combine them in teaching. It bridges the gap between purely theoretical paleobiology and purely descriptive invertebrate paleontology books. The text is targeted at undergraduate geology and biology majors, with the emphasis on organisms, rather than dead objects to be described and catalogued. Current ideas from modern biology, ecology, population genetics, and many other concepts will be applied to the study of the fossil record.
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IQ and Psychometric Tests: Assess Your Personality, Aptitude and Intelligence - Philip J. Carter*Brand new tests never before published containing over 400 practice questions
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September
Playing Bach on the Keyboard: A Practical Guide - Richard TroegerAimed at the non-specialist player, this text offers practical suggestions for interpreting Bach on the keyboard. Troeger points out changes in notational norms between Bach's time and the present and provides information on dynamics, articulation, tempo, rhythm, ornamentation, and accompaniment. An
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September
Basic Stochastic Processes: A Course Through Exercises - Tomasz J. ZastawniakThis book is a final year undergraduate text on stochastic processes, a tool used widely by statisticians and researchers working, for example, in the mathematics of finance. The book will give a detailed treatment of conditional expectation and probability, a topic which is essential as a tool for stochastic processes. Although the book is a final year text, the authors have chosen to use exercises as the main means of explanation for the various topics, hence the course has a strong self-study element. The authors have concentrated on major topics within stochastic analysis: martingales in
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Management of Laboratory Animal Care and Use Programs - Mark A. Suckow, Fred A. Douglas, Robert H. WeichbrodThe management of biomedical research using animals has become increasingly complex due to new technology, increased regulatory oversight, and recognition of the need for animals free of disease and distress. Within this changing environment, individuals charged with the management of laboratory animal facilities have a substantial responsibility to the institution, the public, and the animals. Management of Laboratory Animals Care and Use Programs provides both factual and theoretical information drawn from the substantial experience of authors who are noted experts in the field. This book will
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September
The Good Research Guide - Martyn DenscombeAs a best-selling introductory book on the basics of social research, "The Good Research Guide" provides an accessible yet comprehensive introduction to the main approaches to social research and the methods most commonly used by researchers in the social sciences. This edition has been updated to account for recent developments in the field such as: The emergence of mixed methods approaches Increased use of internet research More frequent use of methods such as triangulation and focus groups Developments in research ethics Written for anyone undertaking a small-scale research project, either as
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God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything - Christopher HitchensIn the tradition of Bertrand Russell's Why I Am Not a Christian and Sam Harris's The End of Faith, Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case against religion. With a close and erudite reading of the major religious texts, he documents the ways in which religion is a man-made wish, a cause of dangerous sexual repression, and a distortion of our origins in the cosmos. Hitchens frames the argument for a more secular life based on science and reason, in which hell is replaced by the Hubble Telescope's awesome view of the universe and Moses and the burning bush give way to the beauty and symmetry of