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Learning Perl - Randal L. Schwartz, Tom Phoenix, Brian D. Foy, Larry WallLearning Perl, better known as "the Llama book", starts the programmer on the way to mastery. Written by three prominent members of the Perl community who each have several years of experience teaching Perl around the world, this edition has been updated to account for all the recent changes to the language up to Perl 5.8. Perl is the language for people who want to get work done. It started as a tool for Unix system administrators who needed something powerful for small tasks. Since then, Perl has blossomed into a full-featured programming language used for web programming, database
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International Economics: Theory and Policy - Paul Krugman, Maurice ObstfeldRenowned researchers Paul Krugman and Maurice Obstfeld set the standard for international economics courses with the text that remains the market leader in the U.S. and around the world. International Economics: Theory and Policy is a proven approach in which each half of the book leads with an intuitive introduction to theory and follows with self-contained chapters to cover key policy applications. The Eighth Edition integrates the latest research, data, and policy in hot topics such as outsourcing, economic geography, trade and environment, financial derivatives, the subprime crisis, and
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December
Satanism - Bob Passantino, Alan W. GomesBelief in Satan worship is often viewed as an embarrassing throwback to the superstitions of another time. And "selling your soul to the Devil"? Nothing more than an overworked theme in literature and opera. To the contrary, Bob and Gretchen Passantino show how, in the midst of prevailing attitudes of skepticism and disbelief, Satanism has made unprecedented inroads into our society.
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December
Handbook of Cognitive Task Design - David LeBlanc Dobson, David LeBlanc DobsonWork has gone from being predominantly manual (work with the body) to being predominantly cognitive (work with the mind). Cognitive tasks are everywhere; a work design is effectively cognitive task design. This handbook acts as a single source for theories, models and methods needed for cognitive task design, written by leading experts from around the world. It covers such topics as hierarchical task design; adaptive automation; cognitive task modelling for system design; and applied cognitive work studies.
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December
Major Problems in the History of World War II: Documents and Essays - Melanie S. Gustafson, Thomas G. PatersonThis text presents a carefully selected group of readings that allow students to evaluate primary sources, test the interpretations of distinguished historians, and draw their own conclusions. The volume covers World War II from the homefront and the battlefield, examining both the military and social impact of the war.
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December
We Need New Names - NoViolet BulawayoA remarkable literary debut -- shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize! The unflinching and powerful story of a young girl's journey out of Zimbabwe and to America. Darling is only ten years old, and yet she must navigate a fragile and violent world. In Zimbabwe, Darling and her friends steal guavas, try to get the baby out of young Chipo's belly, and grasp at memories of Before. Before their homes were destroyed by paramilitary policemen, before the school closed, before the fathers left for dangerous jobs abroad. But Darling has a chance to escape: she has an aunt in America. She travels to this
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December
The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language - Steven PinkerIn this classic study, the world's leading expert on language and the mind lucidly explains everything you always wanted to know about languages: how it works, how children learn it, how it changes, how the brain computes it, and how it envolved. With wit, erudition, and deft use it everyday examples of humor and wordplay, Steven Pinker weaves our vast knowledge of language into a compelling story: language is a human instinct, wired into our brains by evolution like web spinning in spiders or sonar bats. "The Language Instinct" received the William James Book Prize from the American Psychological
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Astronomy: The Solar System and Beyond - Michael A. Seeds, Dana BackmanWith their best-selling astronomy textbook, ASTRONOMY: THE SOLAR SYSTEM AND BEYOND, authors Mike Seeds and Dana Backman help you understand your place in the universe-not just your location in space, but your role in the unfolding history of the physical universe. To achieve this goal, the authors focus on two central questions: "What Are We?," which highlights your place as a planet dweller in an evolving universe, guiding you to better understand where we came from and how we formed, and "How Do We Know?," which provides insights into how the process of science can teach us more about what we