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December
Vocabulary Workshop: Level E - Jerome ShostakVocabulary Workshop Level E
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December
The Shattering of the Union: America in the 1850s - Eric H. WaltherThe 1850s offered the last remotely feasible chance for the United States to steer clear of Civil War. Yet fundamental differences between North and South about slavery and the meaning of freedom caused political conflicts to erupt again and again throughout the decade as the country lurched toward secession and war. With their grudging acceptance of the Compromise of 1850 and the election of Franklin Pierce as president in 1852, most Americans hoped that sectional strife and political upheaval had come to an end. Extremists in both North and South, abolitionists and secessionists, testified to
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December
Engineers and Their Profession, 5th Edition - Billy R. SandersAccording to a survey of American Perspectives on Engineers and Engineering, conducted by Louis Harris and Associates in late July 1998, the American public feels uninformed about the engineering enterprise and exhibits a starling lack of knowledge about engineers' involvement in key areas of American endeavour. This revised edition brings useful exposure into the engineering profession enabling students to make more informed decisions when considering engineering as a career.
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December
How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines - Thomas C. FosterWhat does it mean when a fictional hero takes a journey? Shares a meal? Gets drenched in a sudden rain shower? Often, there is much more going on in a novel or poem than is readily visible on the surface -- a symbol, maybe, that remains elusive, or an unexpected twist on a character -- and there's that sneaking suspicion that the deeper meaning of a literary text keeps escaping you.In this practical and amusing guide to literature, Thomas C. Foster shows how easy and gratifying it is to unlock those hidden truths, and to discover a world where a road leads to a quest; a shared meal may signify a
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December
Archetypes of Wisdom: An Introduction to Philosophy - Douglas J. SoccioFeaturing Douglas J. Soccio's lucid and conversational prose and a well-chosen, reader-friendly array of succinct excerpts from canonical primary sources, ARCHETYPES OF WISDOM brings philosophy to life for its readers through the examination of many paradigmatic philosophies and philosophers. Very much a student-focused book that speaks out of Soccio's non-condescending desire to speak to students where they "are" and not where they "should be," ARCHETYPES OF WISDOM includes numerous pedagogical illustrations and features (Philosophical Queries, a Marginal Glossary, Chapter Summaries,
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December
Introductory Econometrics for Finance - Chris BrooksThis best-selling textbook addresses the need for an introduction to econometrics specifically written for finance students. Key features: Thoroughly revised and updated, including two new chapters on panel data and limited dependent variable models Problem-solving approach assumes no prior knowledge of econometrics emphasising intuition rather than formulae, giving students the skills and confidence to estimate and interpret models Detailed examples and case studies from finance show students how techniques are applied in real research Sample instructions and output from the popular computer
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December
We - Yevgeny Zamyatin, Евгений Замятин, Clarence BrownIn the One State of the great Benefactor, there are no individuals, only numbers. Life is an ongoing process of mathematical precision, a perfectly balanced equation. Primitive passions and instincts have been subdued. Even nature has been defeated, banished behind the Green Wall. But one frontier remains: outer space. Now, with the creation of the spaceship Integral, that frontier -- and whatever alien species are to be found there -- will be subjugated to the beneficent yoke of reason. One number, D-503, chief architect of the Integral, decides to record his thoughts in the final days before
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December
The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction: Fifty North American American Stories Since 1970 - Lex Williford, Michael Martone, Charles Baxter, Amy Bloom, Kate Braverman, Robert Olen Butler, Ethan Canin, Raymond Carver, Sandra Cisneros, Michael CSelected from a survey of more than 200 English professors, award-winning short-story writers, novelists, and fiction workshop directors, a remarkable collection of North American literature written since 1970. Includes: This is what it means to say Phoenix, Arizona by Sherman Alexie Death by landscape by Margaret Atwood Raymond's run by Toni Cade Bambara Sarah Cole : a type of love story by Russell Banks Click by John Barth The school by Donald Barthelme Wild horses by Rick Bass The man who knew Belle Starr by Richard Bausch Gryphon by Charles Baxter Customs of the country by Madison Smartt
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December
After Fidel: Raul Castro and the Future of Cuba's Revolution - Brian LatellThis is a compelling behind-the-scenes account of the extraordinary Castro brothers and the impending dynastic succession of Fidel's younger brother Raul. Brian Latell, the CIA analyst who has followed Castro since the sixties, gives an unprecedented view into Fidel and Raul's remarkable relationship, revealing how they have collaborated in policy making, divided responsibilities, and resolved disagreements for more than forty years--a challenge to the notion that Fidel always acts alone. Latell has had more access to the brothers than anyone else in this country, and his briefs to the CIA