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Prologue to Conflict: The Crisis and Compromise of 1850 - Holman HamiltonThe crisis facing the United States in 1850 was a dramatic prologue to the conflict that came a decade later. The rapid opening of western lands demanded the speedy establishment of local civil administration for these vast regions. Outraged partisans, however, cried of coercion: Southerners saw a threat to the precarious sectional balance, and Northerners feared an extension of slavery. In this definitive study, Holman Hamilton analyzes the complex events of the anxious months from December, 1849, when the Senate debates began, until September, 1850, when Congress passed the measures.
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Psychology in Everyday Life - David G. MyersLEARN IT. LIVE IT. Why take psychology? What makes psychology a science?  Can it really help me understand my feelings and behaviors? Or how I get along with family and friends? Now from the world's foremost author for the introductory psychology classroom comes a new textbook that makes learning about the psychology of our lives a captivating experience for students at all levels. Carried by the author's acclaimed empathetic voice, Psychology in Everyday Life is David Myers' most inviting text to date. This new book represents a breakthrough in the interplay of text and visuals, yet, as
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November
Modern Persian: A Course-Book - Simin AbrahamsProvide the student with the necessary skills for social interaction, as well as a basis for the study of modern literature. This course assumes no prior knowledge of the language and begins with the teaching of the Persian alphabet. Grammar and vocabulary are covered in full and the course places equal emphasis on reading, writing and speaking.
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The Screenwriter's Bible: A Complete Guide to Writing, Formatting, and Selling Your Script - David TrottierThe "Screenwriter's Bible" is one of the most popular, authoritative, and useful books on screenwriting. A standard by which other screenwriting books are measured, it has sold 150,000 copies in its ten-year life. Always up-to-date and reliable, it contains everything that both the budding and working screenwriter need under one cover -- six books in one! Features: How to Write a Screenplay -- a concise course on screenwriting basics; Correct Format for Screenplays and Teleplays -- a style guide to the latest in industry-accepted formats; Steps to a Stunning Script -- a step-by-step guide to the
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The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom - Yochai BenklerWith the radical changes in information production that the Internet has introduced, we stand at an important moment of transition, says Yochai Benkler in this thought-provoking book. The phenomenon he describes as social production is reshaping markets, while at the same time offering new opportunities to enhance individual freedom, cultural diversity, political discourse, and justice. But these results are by no means inevitable: a systematic campaign to protect the entrenched industrial information economy of the last century threatens the promise of today’s emerging networked information
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Faith and Feminism - Nicola M. SleeOver recent decades, feminist theology has become established on a worldwide basis, with a growing literature, sophistication and confidence. This book provides the ideal introduction to ths movement, outlining feminist contributions to major areas of faith such as the Bible, God, Christ and salvation, the Holy Spirit, the Church and spirituality. Each chapter highlights key feminist challenges as well as demonstrating the positive contributions of feminist perspectives from around the world to contemporary faith.
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Biochemistry - Donald Voet, Judith G. VoetThis comprehensive text thoroughly explains basic biochemical concepts while offering a unified presentation of life and its variation through evolution. Incorporates both classical and current research to illustrate the historical source of much of our biochemical knowledge. Contains a wealth of biochemical applications such as agricultural, pharmaceutical, medical and forensic. This edition has been updated to reflect the enormous advances in molecular and protein structure. Features increased emphasis on human disease, more end-of-chapter problems and extensive use of molecular biological
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Mixed Signals: U.S. Human Rights Policy and Latin America - Kathryn SikkinkNowhere did two understandings of U.S. identity human rights and anticommunism come more in conflict with each other than they did in Latin America. To refocus U.S. policy on human rights and democracy required a rethinking of U.S. policy as a whole. It required policy makers to choose between policies designed to defeat communism at any cost and those that remain within the bounds of the rule of law." from the IntroductionKathryn Sikkink believes that the adoption of human rights policy represents a positive change in the relationship between the United States and Latin America. In Mixed Signals
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Elementary Linear Algebra - Ron Larson, Bruce H. EdwardsDesigned specifically for the introductory course, this text' s uniquely motivating approach helps math or science and engineering majors truly understand how linear algebra works. Balancing theory with examples, applications, and geometrical interpretation, Elementary Linear Algebra also includes opportunities to incorporate technology.In response to users' requests, the Fourth Edition has been streamlined to seven chapters, with material from previous chapters 8-10 (Complex Vector Spaces, Linear Programming, and Numerical Methods) now available on the accompanying web site. In addition, all
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Passing - Nella Larsen, Ntozake Shange, Thadious M. DavisFirst published to critical acclaim in 1929, Passing firmly established Nella Larsen's prominence among women writers of the Harlem Renaissance. The Modern Library is proud to present Passing — an electrifying story of two women who cross the color line in 1920s New York—together with a new Introduction by the Obie Award- winning playwright and novelist Ntozake Shange. Irene Redfield, the novel's protagonist, is a woman with an enviable life. She and her husband, Brian, a prominent physician, share a comfortable Harlem town house with their sons. Her work arranging charity balls that gather