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December
A Primer of Conservation Biology - Richard B. PrimackEssentials of Conversation Biology, now in its third edition, provides a more comprehensive treatment of the subject. Like its previous editions it is designed to be used as a supplemental text for general biology, ecology, wildlife biology, and environmental policy courses.
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December
Written on Our Hearts: The Old Testament Story of God's Love - Mary Reed NewlandThis in-depth course brings to life the books of the Old Testament, with a full-color student text that covers the most important stories and passages of the Old Testament and guides students as they read the Bible. The one-semester course can be taught to ninth graders but is ideal for tenth- and eleventh-grade students. With emphasis to the context and spiritual meaning of the Old Testament, this text includes an extensive discussion of the Ten Commandments, sidebars featuring prayers in the Old Testament, historical and biblical timelines, review questions, reflective activities, and a
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December
Kepler - John BanvilleJohannes Kepler, master mathematician and astronomer, developed his theories in 16th century pre-Renaissance Germany. His work laid the foundation on which his successors, notably Isaac Newton, built the modern picture of the universe, that held until Einstein. The author shows us a Rabelaisian world...chaotic, muddled, and dirty. Kepler's famly mirrored this disorder, and he retreated into his own cerebrations for relief. Kepler took the theories of his time and stood them on their head. He extracted truth from superstition, and this story, in Banville's hands, is a triumph, heroic and
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December
The Paradoxes of the American Presidency - Thomas E. Cronin, Michael A. GenoveseWhat exactly do Americans want from their president? A strong and innovative leader or someone who primarily listens to the will of the people? A programmatic party leader or a pragmatic bipartisan coalition-builder? A president who exercises power forcefully or someone who establishes consensus before doing anything? The Paradoxes of the American Presidency, 2/e, suggests that Americans want the president to be both a leader and a follower, partisan and bipartisan, and innovative and conservative. In the second edition of this acclaimed book, Cronin and Genovese explore the complex institution
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December
Making Sense of the Social World: Methods of Investigation - Daniel F. Chambliss, Russell K. SchuttIdeal for students who need to understand methodologies and results, but who may never undertake major research projects themselves, this text offers an innovative, accurate introduction to social research with balanced treatment of qualitative and quantitative methods, integration of substantive examples and research techniques, and consistent attention to the goal of validity and the standards of ethical practice. This bestseller features a new chapter on evaluation research, a new chapter on research ethics, revised coverage of qualitative methods and updates throughout the text.Offering a
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December
Text Completion & Sentence Equivalence GRE Strategy Guide, 2nd Edition - Manhattan GREUpdated for the revised GRE, the Text Completion and Sentence Equivalence Guide provides a comprehensive approach to the vocabulary-based questions on the GRE to help you learn core principles and useful techniques for attacking these questions and for developing vocabulary mastery. The Guide delves deeply into both vocabulary question types, providing straightforward step-by-step processes, detailed examples, and built-in exercises to hone particular skills. Text Completion and Sentence Equivalence is designed to ensure that, not only do you know the vocabulary being tested, but you can also use
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December
Visualizing Human Biology - Kathleen A. Ireland, Liz Ireland, National Geographic SocietyPresenting the important concepts of human biology as they relate to the world we live in, this title stresses the role of the human in the environment throughout, ensuring that topics such as evolution, ecology and chemistry are introduced in a non-threatening and logical fashion.
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December
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us - Daniel H. PinkForget everything you thought you knew about how to motivate people—at work, at school, at home. It's wrong. As Daniel H. Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others) explains in his paradigm-shattering book Drive, the secret to high performance and satisfaction in today's world is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world. Drawing on four decades of scientific research on human motivation, Pink exposes the mismatch between what science knows and what business does—and how that
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December
Encountering God: A Spiritual Journey from Bozeman to Banaras - Diana L. EckReligion scholar Diana Eck is director of the Pluralism Project, which seeks to map the new religious diversity of the United States, particularly the increasing presence of Hindu, Buddhist, and Muslim communities. In this tenth-anniversary edition of Encountering God, Eck shows why dialogue with people of other faiths remains crucial in today's interdependent world--globally, nationally, and even locally. She reveals how her own encounters with other religions have shaped and enlarged her Christian faith toward a bold new Christian pluralism
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December
Understanding Pharmacoepidemiology - Yi YangA concise introduction to the study of medication utilization and safety in large populations of people "I found this book useful and clear, and appropriate for beginners in the world of research and, specifically, pharmacoepidemiology. Students could easily learn from this book if used in a classroom setting, where the professor could use the discussion points and questions at the end of each chapter to evaluate student learning. While it reads like a textbook, it is far from boring or dry. 3 Stars."--"Doody's Review Service" "Understanding Pharmacoepidemiology" is a clear, engagingly written