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December
Murach's HTML5 & CSS3 - Zak Ruvalcaba, Anne BoehmMurach's HTML5 & CSS3 Teaches you how to use HTML5 and CSS3 the way they were meant to work, with HTML5 to provide the page content and CSS3 to format the content and lay out the pages. This title also teaches you how to use the HTML5 and CSS3 features alongside the earlier standards. Full description
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December
Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software - Erich Gamma, Ralph Johnson, John Vlissides, Richard HelmCapturing a wealth of experience about the design of object-oriented software, four top-notch designers present a catalog of simple and succinct solutions to commonly occurring design problems. Previously undocumented, these 23 patterns allow designers to create more flexible, elegant, and ultimately reusable designs without having to rediscover the design solutions themselves. The authors begin by describing what patterns are and how they can help you design object-oriented software. They then go on to systematically name, explain, evaluate, and catalog recurring designs in object-oriented
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December
The Leader Who Is Hardly Known: Self Less Teaching From The Chinese Tradition - Steven Simpson"This book is a commentary on the many commonalities and the occasional differences between Tao philosophy and experiential education theory and practice."--The Leader Who is Hardly Known Taoist philosophy and text can have deep meaning for experiential educators because of its focus on natural spontaneity and unself-conscious learning and teaching. The Leader Who is Hardly Known compiles a series of essays that begin with a brief story focusing on the experiences and lessons of a teacher called the Leader Who is Hardly Known. Following the story, the essay shares Taoist quotes and the author
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December
The History of the Kings of Britain - Geoffrey of Monmouth, Lewis ThorpeTraces the story of the realm from its supposed foundation by Brutus to the coming of the Saxons some two thousand years later. This title portrays legendary and semi-legendary figures such as Lear, Cymbeline, Merlin the magician and the most famous of all British heroes, King Arthur.
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December
Discrete Mathematics with Combinatorics - James Andrew AndersonPlacing each topic in context, this text covers concepts associated with discrete mathematical systems that have applications in computer science, engineering, and mathematics. It introduces basic concepts and also covers graphs, trees, recursion, algebra, theory of computing, and combinatorics. It contains many examples to reinforce the concepts.
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December
Environmental Ethics Today - Peter S. WenzEnvironmental Ethics Today is essential reading for anyone interested in the future of the environment, our species, and species diversity. This wide-ranging introduction to major issues and questions in environmental ethics employs an accessible, journalistic style--featuring current facts, real controversies, individual stories, and a vivid narrative--that engages readers and gives meaning to abstract philosophical concepts. Topics discussed include pollution permits for corporations, medical experimentation on animals, genetic engineering, economic globalization, biodiversity, and much more.
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December
A Pocket Style Manual - Diana HackerAdopted at over 1300 schools across the country in more than 20 different academic disciplines, A Pocket Style Manual is a straight-forward, inexpensive quick-reference to the new essentials of writing and research. The new edition is an even more useful reference-with more on research and documentation and helpful disicipline-focused advice on writing.
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December
Georges Woke Up Laughing: Long-Distance Nationalism and the Search for Home - Nina Glick Schiller, Georges Eugene FouronCombining history, autobiography, and ethnography, Georges Woke Up Laughing provides a portrait of the Haitian experience of migration to the United States that illuminates the phenomenon of long-distance nationalism, the voicelessness of certain citizens, and the impotency of government in an increasingly globalized world. By presenting lively ruminations on his life as a Haitian immigrant, Georges Eugene Fouron—along with Nina Glick Schiller, whose own family history stems from Poland and Russia—captures the daily struggles for survival that bind together those who emigrate and those who stay
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December
The Triggering Town: Lectures and Essays on Poetry and Writing - Richard HugoRichard Hugo was that rare phenomenon of American letters—a distinguished poet who was also an inspiring teacher. The Triggering Town is Hugo's now-classic collection of lectures, essays, and reflections, all "directed toward helping with that silly, absurd, maddening, futile, enormously rewarding activity: writing poems." Anyone, from the beginning poet to the mature writer to the lover of literature, will benefit greatly from Hugo's sayd, playful, profound insights and advice concerning the mysteries of literary creation.
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December
Designing Interfaces: Patterns for Effective Interaction Design - Jenifer TidwellDesigning a good interface isn't easy. Users demand software that is well-behaved, good-looking, and easy to use. Your clients or managers demand originality and a short time to market. Your UI technology -- web applications, desktop software, even mobile devices -- may give you the tools you need, but little guidance on how to use them well. UI designers over the years have refined the art of interface design, evolving many best practices and reusable ideas. If you learn these, and understand why the best user interfaces work so well, you too can design engaging and usable interfaces with less