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The Death of Woman Wang - Jonathan D. SpenceDrawing on local Chinese histories, the memoirs of scholars, and other contemporary writings, Chinese historian Jonathan Spence reconstructs an extraordinary tale of rural tragedy in a remote corner of Shantung province in 17th-century China. Life in the county of T'an-ch'eng emerges as an endless cycle of floods, plagues, crop failures, banditry, and heavy taxation. Against this turbulent background a tenacious tax collector, an irascible farmer, and an unhappy wife act out a poignant drama at whose climax the wife, having run away from her husband, returns to him, only to die at his hands.
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Modern Guitar Method Grade 2 - Mel BayMedia Type : BookLevel : Beginning-IntermediateMusical Genre : All StylesSeries : Modern Guitar MethodNumber of pages : 48Grade 2 explores more complex rhythms in carefully graded solo and duet settings with parallel lessons in music theory- just enough to keep students up to speed in terms of what they are expected to play. The book begins with a review of playing in the key of C major but soon goes to F major/D minor followed by D major/B minor. Written in standard notation only. A companion double CD set is available for this book.
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Junior English Pupil Book 1 with Answers - W.Haydn RichardsNew edition of the much loved series.
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The Computational Beauty of Nature: Computer Explorations of Fractals, Chaos, Complex Systems, and Adaptation - Gary William FlakeIn this book Gary William Flake develops in depth the simple idea that recurrent rules can produce rich and complicated behaviors. Distinguishing "agents" (e.g., molecules, cells, animals, and species) from their interactions (e.g., chemical reactions, immune system responses, sexual reproduction, and evolution), Flake argues that it is the computational properties of interactions that account for much of what we think of as "beautiful" and "interesting." From this basic thesis, Flake explores what he considers to be today's four most interesting computational topics: fractals, chaos, complex
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Earth Science [With DVD-ROM] - Edward J. Tarbuck, Frederick K. Lutgens, Dennis G. TasaFor introductory courses in Earth Science in departments of Geology, Geography, Atmospheric Sciences, and Education. The twelfth edition of "Earth Science "offers a user-friendly overview of our physical environment with balanced, up-to-date coverage of geology, oceanography, astronomy, and meteorology for the undergraduate student with little background in science. The emphasis is on readability, with clear example-driven explanations. The twelfth edition takes full advantage of the subject's visual appeal, with discussions reinforced by incredible color photos and superb illustrations by Earth
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Environmental Health: From Global to Local - Howard Frumkin"Environmental Health: From Global to Local" offers students a comprehensive introduction to environmental health. It provides an overview of methods and paradigms used in this exciting field, ranging from ecology to epidemiology, from toxicology to environmental psychology, from genetics to ethics to religion. The authors survey the major issues in contemporary environmental health, ranging from global issues such as climate change and war to regional issues such as air, water, transportation, and energy to local issues such as food safety, pest control, and occupational health. The book includes
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Mission Improbable: Using Fantasy Documents to Tame Disaster - Lee ClarkeHow does the government or a business plan for an unimaginable disaster-a meltdown at a nuclear power plant, a gigantic oil spill, or a nuclear attack? Lee Clarke examines actual attempts to "prepare" for these catastrophes and finds that the policies adopted by corporations and government agencies are fundamentally rhetorical: the plans have no chance to succeed, yet they serve both the organizations and the public as symbols of control, order, and stability. These "fantasy documents" attempt to inspire confidence in organizations, but for Clarke they are disturbing persuasions, soothing our
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Inorganic Chemistry: Solutions Manual - Catherine E. HousecroftThis updated solutions manual contains detailed worked solutions to the problems contained in the third edition of Inorganic Chemistry. Key features Solutions to all end-of-chapter problems and overview problems, including problems new to the third edition Bullet-point essay plans General notes giving further explanation of particular topics and tips on completing problems Cross-references to the main text and to other relevant problems Margin notes for guidance High-quality graphs, structures and diagrams Includes Periodic Table, Table of Atomic Masses and Table
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Global Catastrophic Risks - Nick Bostrom, Eliezer YudkowskyA global catastrophic risk is a risk that has the potential to inflict serious damage to human well-being on a global scale. This text focuses on global catastrophic risks arising from natural catastrophes, nuclear war, terrorism, biological weapons, advanced nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, and social collapse.
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Clinical Anatomy and Physiology for Veterinary Technicians - Thomas P. Colville, Joanna M. BassertExamine the diverse ways animal bodies function at both the systemic and cellular levels with this vital resource. It brings you clear coverage essential to understanding the clinical relevance of anatomical and physiological principles. Fully updated and written by respected veterinary technician educators, this popular textbook is the practical, comprehensive foundation for your success in veterinary technology.