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Impressionism (Phaidon Art and Ideas) - James Henry RubinCelebrations of city streets; tranquil vistas of the countryside and seashore; enchanting images of the leisured classes in domestic interiors or at fashionable Parisian cafes - the work of the Impressionists gives pleasure to art lovers everywhere. But while Impressionism today may appear natural and effortless, contemporaries were shocked by the loose handling of paint and the practice of painting out-of-doors. In defiance of the conservative official Salon, the Impressionists - led by Edouard Manet, Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Edgar Degas - sought to capture the immediacy of
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December
Research Design Explained [With Infotrac] - Mark L. Mitchell, Janina M. JolleyCelebrated for its easy-to-grasp, student-oriented approach, this book puts research design into a practical context. Emphasizing that research must be internally valid, externally valid, and ethically conducted, Mitchell and Jolley show students how to use the theories of research methods, and give novices the practical advice they need to conduct successful research. Within this framework, the book encourages students to value, create, and conduct ethical research projects. The authors introduce ethical issues in Chapter 1 and discuss ethics throughout the book.
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American Independent Cinema - Geoff King"Geoff King's important book stands with the best scholarship I have seen on this vital, constantly evolving subject." --David Sterritt, author of The Films of Alfred Hitchcock The independent sector has produced many of the most distinctive films to have appeared in the U.S. in recent decades. From sex, lies and videotape in the 1980s to The Blair Witch Project and New Queer Cinema in the 1990s and the ultra-low budget digital video features of the 2000s, indie films have thrived, creating a body of work that stands out from the dominant Hollywood mainstream. But what exactly is "independent"
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Mirror on America: Short Essays and Images from Popular Culture - Joan T. Mims, Elizabeth M. NollenStudents come to college already equipped with plenty of knowledge about popular culture and are more than ready to talk about the topics that interest them. Mirror on America: Short Essays and Images from Popular Culture draws on that knowledge and interest and gives students the context they need to understand the culture around them. Composed primarily of short, high-interest essays and rich visual images, the text's thematic chapters present material that students will already be familiar with, but in new and provocative ways. Abundant apparatus guides their responses and helps them think and
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Capitalism and Modern Social Theory: An Analysis of the Writings of Marx, Durkheim and Max Weber - Anthony GiddensOffers a new analysis of the ideas of the 3 authors who have contributed most to the establishment of the basic framework of contemporary sociology.
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Fundamentals of Weed Science - Robert L. ZimdahlThis book addresses herbicides and their use as an important aspect of modern weed management, and strives to place them in an ecological framework. Many weed scientists believe agriculture is a continuing struggle with weeds - without good weed control, good and profitable agriculture is impossible. Each agricultural discipline sees itself as central to agriculture's success and continued progress, and weed science is no exception. While not denying the importance of weed management to successful agriculture, this book places it in a larger ecological context. The roles of culture, economics, and
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The Customer-Focused Library:  Re-Inventing the Public Library From the Outside-In - Joseph R. MatthewsWhat is the future of the public library? How can libraries embrace the forces of change and provide the resources--and the resource-gathering environment--today's patrons want? "The Customer-Focused Library: Re-Inventing the Library From the Outside-In" answers these questions by proposing a transformative alternative, a reimagined library in which the collections, the services--even the building itself--are designed and built from the customer's perspective. Written by one of the country's foremost library consultants, "The Customer-Focused Library" shows how perceived threats to the
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December
Carranza's Clinical Periodontology - Michael G. Newman, Fermin A. Carranza, Henry Takei, Perry R. KlokkevoldUnsurpassed in its authority and scope, the 10th edition of the most widely used periodontics text has been revised to include the most up-to-date information on new technology and emerging concepts. Published for the first time in full-color, and containing a new section on evidence-based decision-making, new chapters, scores of new illustrations, and exclusive special features like Science Transfer information boxes, this edition reinforces its reputation as the text with the best coverage of periodontology available.
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Counterstrike - Eric Schmitt, Thom ShankerInside the Pentagon's secretive and revolutionary new strategy to fight terrorism--and its game-changing effects in the Middle East and at home In the years following the 9/11 attacks, the United States waged a "war on terror" that sought to defeat Al Qaeda through brute force. But it soon became clear that this strategy was not working, and by 2005 the Pentagon began looking for a new way.In Counterstrike, Eric Schmitt and Thom Shanker of The New York Times tell the story of how a group of analysts within the military, at spy agencies, and in law enforcement has fashioned an innovative and
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Relational Leadership: A Biblical Model for Influence and Service - Walter C. WrightLeadership What does it mean? How do I do it? Who is a leader and who is not?Relational Leadership will stimulate your thinking about leadership and management, causing you to both ask questions and find answers. Ultimately, this will enable you to invest yourself in people for the sake of the kingdom.Drawing on leadership theory, his own experience and insights from Jude, Philemon and Colossians, Walter Wright has written a book that will be valuable to anyone in a position of leadership. Leadership is not an assigned role but a way of living that suffuses everything we do and are. The goal of