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November
Chez Nous: Branche Sur Le Monde Francophone - Albert ValdmanFor courses in Introductory French. Anchored in the best current innovations in language instruction, Chez nous, 3/e presents a highly integrative approach to the teaching of French language and culture. This thematically organized program combines a process-oriented approach to language skills development with carefully sequenced practice that leads beginning students to self-expression in French. Learners are encouraged to discover culture through authentic materials, tasks, and an expansive cultural perspective that embraces metropolitan France and the Francophone world. In addition, Chez nous,
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November
The Name of the Rose - Umberto Eco, William WeaverThe year is 1327. Franciscans in a wealthy Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to investigate. When his delicate mission is suddenly overshadowed by seven bizarre deaths, Brother William turns detective. His tools are the logic of Aristotle, the theology of Aquinas, the empirical insights of Roger Bacon - all sharpened to a glistening edge by wry humor and a ferocious curiosity. He collects evidence, deciphers secret symbols and coded manuscripts, and digs into the eerie labyrinth of the abbey, where "the most interesting things happen at night."
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November
The Graphic Designer's Guide to Creative Marketing: Finding & Keeping Your Best Clients - Linda Cooper BowenThe purpose of this book is twofold: to help you develop a solid understanding of all aspects of marketing graphic design services, and to equip you with the necessary tools you can immediately put to work in your own business. Written by Linda Cooper Bowen, a former graphic designer and successful design marketing consultant with nearly two decades in the business, The Graphic Designer's Guide to Creative Marketing is based on her own experiences as well as those of many outstanding design professionals and their clients who share candid comments, tips, and insights. No matter what your level of
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November
Doing Business in China - Ambler Tim, Ambler TimAimed specifically at Western and non-Chinese businesses and managers this book offers a theoretical framework for understanding Chinese business culture and a practical guide to business practices, market conditions, negotiations, organizations, networks and the business environment in China and the factors that can lead to business success. The authors guide the reader through the processes of market entry, marketing and managing operations in this unique social and cultural context by including: case studies and examples of business ventures as diverse as ornamental lamps, car washes,
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November
Why Kids Kill: Inside the Minds of School Shooters - Peter LangmanTen years after the school massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado, school shootings are a new and alarming epidemic. While sociologists have attributed the trigger of violence to peer pressure, such as bullying and social isolation, prominent psychologist Peter Langman, argues here that psychological causes are responsible. Drawing on 20 years of clinical experience, Langman offers surprising reasons for why some teens become violent. Langman divides shooters into three categories, and he discusses the role of personality, trauma, and psychosis among school shooters.  From examining the
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November
Population Genetics: A Concise Guide - John H. GillespieThis concise introduction offers students and researchers an overview of the discipline that connects genetics and evolution. Addressing the theories behind population genetics and relevant empirical evidence, John Gillespie discusses genetic drift, natural selection, nonrandom mating, quantitative genetics, and the evolutionary advantage of sex. First published to wide acclaim in 1998, this brilliant primer has been updated to include new sections on molecular evolution, genetic drift, genetic load, the stationary distribution, and two-locus dynamics. This book is indispensable for students
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November
Gramatica Lengua Española: Reglas y Ejercicios - Editors of Larousse (Mexico)Indispensable at school, at work, or in the home, this one-stop Spanish grammar guide includes examples and exercises that address every common grammar question. Features include • in-depth coverage of each of the grammatical categories: noun, adjective, article, verb, pronoun, adverb, preposition, and conjunction • practice exercises — with solutions — to reinforce grammar knowledge • an appendix of spelling rules and verb conjugation charts • lists of commonly misused words: for example, porqué, por qué, porque, por que. Una obra ideal para iniciarse y recordar la gramática, con todos los temas
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November
Women's Voices, Feminist Visions: Classic and Contemporary Readings - Susan M. Shaw, Janet LeeAs a leading introductory women's studies reader, Shaw and Lee's "Women's Voices, Feminist Visions" offers an excellent balance of classic, conceptual, and experiential selections including new contemporary readings. This student-friendly text provides short and accessible readings reflecting the diversity of women's experiences. With each new edition, the authors keep the framework essays and selections of readings fresh and interesting for students.
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November
Killing Civilians: Method, Madness, and Morality in War - Hugo SlimWhen civilians suffer in war, it is often a deliberate act. Massacres, rape, displacement, famine, and disease are the strategic decisions of political and military leaders who make civilians their targets in order to gain the upper hand in battle. Yet there still exists the precious and fragile belief-ingrained in modern international law-that unarmed and innocent people should be protected in war, even if, in practice, the principle of civil immunity is often ignored or rejected. Hoping to rectify this injustice, Hugo Slim uses detailed historical and contemporary examples to reveal the many