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December
Longman Anthology of British Literature: The Restoration and the 18th Century - David Damrosch"Volume 1C: The Restoration and the 18th Century of The Longman Anthology of British Literature" is a comprehensive and thoughtfully arranged anthology that offers a rich selection of major British authors throughout the Restoration and the 18th Century. The book includes Perspectives, Companion Readings, and "and Its Time" sections which show how major literary writings interrelate with and respond to various social, historical, and cultural events of Great Britain in the 18th Century. With a generous representation of fiction, drama, and poetry, the second edition includes major additions of
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December
The Visual Effects Arsenal: VFX Solutions for the Independent Filmmaker [With DVD ROM] - Bill ByrneBuild your VFX arsenal with quick-access, step-by-step instruction on how to create today's hottest digital VFX shots. This essential toolkit provides techniques for creating effects seen in movies such as 300, Spiderman 3, Predator and others, with lessons on how-to: * splatter blood or digitally lop someone's arm off * create a scene with actors running from an explosion * create the "twin effect" (same actor, same location, 2 performances) * produce space-ship dog fights Organized in a 'cookbook' style, this allows you to reference a certain effect in the index and immediately access concise
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December
Public Choice III - Dennis C. MuellerThis book represents a considerable revision and expansion of Public Choice II (1989). As in the previous editions, all of the major topics of public choice are covered. These include: why the state exists, voting rules, federalism, the theory of clubs, two-party and multiparty electoral systems, rent seeking, bureaucracy, interest groups, dictatorship, the size of government, voter participation, and political business cycles. Normative issues in public choice are also examined. The book is suitable for upper level courses in economics dealing with politics, and political science courses
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December
Teaching English by Design: How to Create and Carry Out Instructional Units - Peter SmagorinskyThe Teaching English by Design Instructor's Guide presents a flexible framework for an English Methods course. Its week-by-week suggestions for in- and out-of-class activities support students as they learn to design units for use in their first classrooms. Peter Smagorinsky, the leading scholar and researcher of his generation in the field of English education, shows English teachers how to turn every hour of classroom instruction into an authentic and powerful learning experience in his inspiring new book, Teaching English by Design. It's a wonderful book and represents a challenge to all of us
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December
Bridgman's Complete Guide to Drawing From Life: Over 1,000 Illustrations - George B. Bridgman“An indispensable volume...published for the first time in paperback. than 200 illustrations of hands and hundreds of images of arms, shoulders, heads, torsos, legs, knees, and feet.” —Library Journal. “It will...meet a deeply felt need to draw the human figure from a vantage point of understanding and visual acuity.”—Arts & Activities.
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December
Machine Design: An Integrated Approach - Robert L. NortonFor courses in Mechanical Design. A thorough and comprehensive textbook dealing with machine design that emphasizes both failure theory and analysis as well as emphasizing the synthesis and design aspects of machine elements. The book points out the commonality of the analytical approaches needed to design a wide variety of elements and emphasizes the use of computer-aided engineering as an approach to the design and analysis of these classes of problems.* NEW - The text has been made independent of any software package. NEW - Updated TKSOLVER models of all examples and case studies are included
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December
Elementary Differential Equations with Boundary Value Problems - Charles Henry Edwards, David E. PenneyFor courses in differential equations. This book, with enough material for 2 terms, provides a concrete and readable text for the traditional course in elementary differential equations that science, engineering, and mathematics students take following calculus. This is a strongly algebraic-oriented text with some computer enhancements for numerical methods. Matters of definition, classification, and logical structure deserve (and receive here) careful attention for the first time in the mathematical experience of many of the students. While it is neither feasible nor desirable to include proofs
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December
Elementary and Intermediate Algebra - Charles P. McKeagueIdeal for lecture-format courses taught at the post-secondary level, ELEMENTARY AND INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA, Fourth Edition, makes algebra accessible and engaging. Author Charles "Pat" McKeague's passion for teaching mathematics is apparent on every page, and with many years of experience teaching mathematics, he knows how to write in a way that you will understand and appreciate. His attention to detail and exceptionally clear writing style help you to move through each new concept with ease, and real-world applications in every chapter highlight the relevance of what you are learning.
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December
Essentials of Logic - Irving M. Copi, Carl CohenRendered from the 11th Edition of Copi/Cohen, "Introduction to Logic," the most respected introductory logic book on the market, this concise version presents a simplified yet rigorous introduction to the study of logic. It covers all major topics and approaches, using a three-part organization that outlines specific topics under logic and language, deduction, and induction. For individuals intrigued by the formal study of logic.
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December
Conquest of Mind - Sivananda SaraswatiConquest of Mind presents a number of most helpful hints on the Nature of Mind,and as many on the many methods for the successful conquest of mind.By aspirants,devotees,seekers after truth,psychologists and others who are seeking peace of mind and happiness in life,this work will be found highly useful.