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October
Understanding The Lord of the Rings: The Best of Tolkien Criticism - Rose A. Zimbardo, Neil D. IsaacsUnderstanding The Lord of the Rings: The Best of Tolkien Criticism is the definitive collection of essays on Tolkien's masterpiece. The essays span fifty years of critical reaction, from the first publication of The Fellowship of the Ring through the release of Peter Jackson's film trilogy, which inspired a new generation of readers to discover the classic work and prior generations to rediscover its power and beauty. Fans and scholars alike will appreciate these important, insightful, and timely pieces. Fourteen of the fifteen have been previously published but are gathered here for the first
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October
Before the Deluge: A Portrait of Berlin in the 1920s - Otto FriedrichA fascinating portrait of the turbulent political, social, and cultural life of the city of Berlin in the 1920s.
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October
Manipulação do genoma - Roberto Salema, Isabel SantosA Biologia Moderna, surgida há poucas décadas, abriu um manancial de realizações que se expandiram fulgurantemente por campos que originaram temores e produziram radicalismos na sociedade, nomeadamente as intervenções na constituição genética de seres vivos, desde os vírus ao Homem. Uma apreciação serena daquilo que tem sido feito, das precauções correntemente tomadas, das avaliações constantes, pode concorrer para o esclarecimento fundamentado e para a criação de juízos destituídos de preconceitos e emoção, originando uma atitude inteligente, tipicamente marcada por tolerância e respeito pelos
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October
Petals of Blood - Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Moses IsegawaThe puzzling murder of three African directors of a foreign-owned brewery sets the scene for this fervent, hard-hitting novel about disillusionment in independent Kenya. A deceptively simple tale, Petals of Blood is on the surface a suspenseful investigation of a spectacular triple murder in upcountry Kenya. Yet as the intertwined stories of the four suspects unfold, a devastating picture emerges of a modern third-world nation whose frustrated people feel their leaders have failed them time after time. First published in 1977, this novel was so explosive that its author was imprisoned without
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October
Psychological Testing: Principles, Applications, and Issues - Robert M. Kaplan, Dennis P. SaccuzzoEasy-to-read and accessible, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING: PRINCIPLES, APPLICATIONS, AND ISSUES effectively communicates the excitement and dynamics of the field of psychological testing. Robert Kaplan and Dennis Saccuzzo provide students with a current analysis of the most widely used psychological tests in schools, professional training programs, business, industry, the military, and clinical settings. The authors offer a clear picture of how psychological tests are constructed, how they are used, and how an understanding of them can make a difference in their careers and everyday lives. Comprehensive
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October
University Calculus - Joel R. Hass, Maurice D. Weir, George B. Thomas Jr.This streamlined version of 'Thomas' Calculus' provides a faster-paced, precise and accurate presentation of calculus for a college-level calculus course. 'University Calculus' covers both single variable and multivariable calculus and is appropriate for a three semester or four quarter course.
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October
Britain: The Country And Its People: An Introduction for the Learners of English - James O'DriscollBritain is for intermediate and advanced learners of English who want or need to know more about Britain and the British. This book: * Covers all aspects of British life from 'The government' to 'Sport and competition' * Gives the essential facts about Britain and looks at the attitudes and beliefs which shape them. * Describes both the public face of Britain - the Britain of the national and international news - and the private daily life of the British people. * Provides masses of detailed extra information alongside the main text, often in the form of charts and graphs, extracts from popular
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October
After the Revolution: Profiles of Early American Culture - Joseph J. EllisEach life is fascinating in its own right, and each is used to brightly illuminate the historical context.
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October
Casarett & Doull's Toxicology: The Basic Science of Poisons - Curtis D. KlaasenFor an in-depth understanding of the principles of toxicology and how poisons affect the body, no resource is more useful than Casarett & Do ull's, 6/e. Over 60 leading experts discuss toxicokinetics, how each b ody system responds to poisons, and the specific effects of a wide ran ge of toxic agents, from pesticides to radiation. Long-established as the classic text in the field, this landmark work has been completely updated to cover all recent advances in molecular biology, pharmacoge netics, clinical toxicology, and behavioral/clinical research. Casaret t & Doull's remains the gold
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October
The Screenwriter Within: How to Turn the Movie in Your Head into a Salable Screenplay - D.B. GillesIf you've ever dreamed of writing a screenplay, The Screenwriter Within is the book for you. Insightful, inspirational, and wildly irreverent, it takes you through all the stages of the writing process, using references to hit movies and the author's personal experience to show you how to: Turn everyday events into big-screen successes Find the best stories to turn into screenplays Develop strong characters Write compelling dialogue Find your niche as a screenwriter . . . and much more. From the Trade Paperback edition.