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October
All Our Relations: Native Struggles for Land and Life - Winona LaDukeThis eagerly awaited non-fiction debut by acclaimed Native environmental activist Winona LaDuke is a thoughtful and in-depth account of Native resistance to environmental and cultural degradation.LaDuke's unique understanding of Native ideas and people is born from long years of experience, and her analysis is deepened with inspiring testimonies by local Native activists sharing the struggle for survival. On each page of this volume, LaDuke speaks forcefully for self-determination and community. Hers is a beautiful and daring vision of political, spiritual, and ecological transformation. All Our
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October
Xunzi: Basic Writings - Fei Han, Burton WatsonXunzi asserted that the original nature of man is evil, differing on this point from Mencius, his famous predecessor in the Confucian school. In the most complete, well-ordered philosophical system of his day, Xunzi advocated the counteraction of man's evil through self-improvement, the pursuit of learning, the avoidance of obsession, and observance of ritual in life. Readers familiar with Xunzi's work will find that Burton Watson's lucid translation breathes new life into this classic. Those new to Xunzi will find his ideas on government, language, and order and safety in society surprisingly
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October
The German Way of War: From the Thirty Years' War to the Third Reich - Robert M. CitinoFor Frederick the Great, the prescription for warfare was simple: kurz und vives (short and lively) - wars that relied upon swift, powerful, and decisive military operations. Robert Citino takes us on a dramatic march through Prussian and German military history to show how that primal theme played out time and time again. Citino focuses on operational warfare to demonstrate continuity in German military campaigns from the time of Elector Frederick Wilhelm and his great sleigh-drive against the Swedes to the age of Adolf Hitler and the blitzkrieg to the gates of Moscow. Along the way, he
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October
Criminology: A Sociological Understanding - Steven E. BarkanTaking a sociological perspective, this book offers coverage of criminology and highlights issues of race, ethnicity, gender and social class throughout.
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October
Introducing Medical Anthropology: A Discipline in Action - Merrill Singer, Hans A. BaerThis new text provides students with a first exposure to the growing field of medical anthropology. As such, it is guided by three unifying themes. First, medical anthropology is actively engaged in helping to address pressing health problems around the globe through research, intervention, and policy-related initiatives. Second, illness and disease cannot be fully understood or effectively addressed by treating them solely as biological in nature; rather, health problems involve complex biosocial processes and resolving them requires attention to range of factors including systems of belief,
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October
Getting to Know ArcGIS Desktop - Tim Ormsby, Eileen J. Napoleon, Robert Burke, Carolyn Groessl, Laura BowdenGetting to Know ArcGIS Desktop introduces principles of GIS as it teaches the mechanics of using ESRI’s leading technology. Key concepts are combined with detailed illustrations and step-by-step exercises to acquaint readers with the building blocks of ArcGIS® Desktop including ArcMap™, for displaying and querying maps, ArcCatalog™, for organizing geographic data, and ModelBuilder™, for diagramming and processing solutions to complex spatial analysis problems. Its broad scope, simple style, and practical orientation make this book an ideal classroom text and an excellent resource for those
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October
Biology of Plants - Peter H. Raven, Ray F. Evert, Susan E. EichhornLong acclaimed as the definitive introductory botany text for majors, Biology of Plants is especially known for its comprehensive coverage and its magnificent art program. The new edition offers a wealth of new information, especially in the areas of taxonomy, genomics, plant hormones, and Arabidopsis research.
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October
Engaging Theories in Interpersonal Communication: Multiple Perspectives - Leslie A. Baxter, Dawn O. BraithwaiteOffering insights from a Who s Who of scholars in interpersonal communication "A highly beneficial contribution to the field with chapters that are clear and concise and illuminate the interesting and important aspects of interpersonal communication. With each chapter students are informed about the components of the theory and are also provided with examples that they can relate to, which really brings these theories to life." Rene Dailey, University of Texas at Austin"I love this book for its insight, organization, and inclusiveness. I like that the authors use specific examples and then apply
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October
A Primer of Genome Science - Greg Gibson, Spencer V. MuseThis textbook provides an introduction to genome science for senior undergraduate and beginning graduate students. Each of six chapters features several boxes explaining the theory behind bioinformatic methods, along with discussion questions, a summary, and suggestions for further reading. It is assumed that the reader has completed an undergraduate course in genetics. The authors teach functional genomics and bioinformatics at North Carolina State University. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR