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January
Java Puzzlers: Traps, Pitfalls, and Corner Cases - Joshua Bloch, Neal GafterThe author of the classic best practices guide 'Effective Java' now teaches programmers the flipside - how to avoid worst practices!
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January
Clinical Case Presentations for Veterinary Hematology and Clinical Chemistry - Mary Anna Thrall, Dale Baker, E. Duane LassenThe purpose of this text is to function as a student textbook and clinical practitioner reference of reliable information source to help perform diagnostic tests, view pertinent clinical pathology and accurately interpret the laboratory data in order to choose the best therapy for a wide range of domestic and exotic animal species. FEATURES: Over 500 images (including 350 full-color photos), enhanced by digital imaging techniques, let the reader compare examples of normal and abnormal blood cells u facilitating accurate visual diagnosis for a range of abnormalities. Over 50 detailed case studies,
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January
A Year in the Life of a Shinto Shrine - John K. NelsonWhat we today call Shinto has been at the heart of Japanese culture for almost as long as there has been a political entity distinguishing itself as Japan. "A Year in the Life of a Shinto Shrine" describes the ritual cycle at Suwa Shrine, Nagasaki's major Shinto shrine. Conversations with priests, other shrine personnel, and people attending shrine functions supplement John K. Nelson's observations of over fifty shrine rituals and festivals. He elicits their views on the meaning and personal relevance of the religious events and the place of Shinto and Suwa Shrine in Japanese society, culture, and
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January
Women: Images and Realities: A Multicultural Anthology - Amy Kesselman, Nancy Schniedewind, Lily D. McNair, Suzanne KellyThis best-selling anthology is a unique introduction to feminism and women's studies. It presents a multidisciplinary collection of academic essays and analyses, personal narratives, and fiction and poetry about women's lives. The selections illustrate the variety of women's experiences, primarily in the United States, considering both commonalities and differences among women and appreciating women's diverse approaches to living and fostering change.
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January
Russian In Three Months (Hugo) - Nicholas J. BrownThis language textbook is designed to give the reader a working knowledge of Russian within three months. It explains essential grammar in a simple and practical way, and provides short exercises and conversational drills. There is also a pack available, containing this book and an audio cassette.
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January
International Political Economy - Thomas OatleyBroadly viewing the global economy as a political competition that produces winners and losers, International Political Economy holistically and accessibly introduces the field of IPE to students with limited background in political theory, history, and economics. This text surveys major interests and institutions and examines how state and non-state actors pursue wealth and power. Emphasizing fundamental economic concepts as well as the interplay between domestic and international politics, International Political Economy not only explains how the global economy works; it also encourages students
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January
Basic College Mathematics: An Applied Approach - Richard N. Aufmann, Joanne S. LockwoodAs in previous editions, the focus in BASIC COLLEGE MATHEMATICS: AN APPLIED APPROACH remains on the Aufmann Interactive Method (AIM). Students are encouraged to be active participants in the classroom and in their own studies as they work through the How To examples and the paired Examples and You Try It problems. The role of "active participant" is crucial to success. Presenting students with worked examples, and then providing them with the opportunity to immediately work similar problems, helps them build their confidence and eventually master the concepts. To this point, simplicity plays a key
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January
Silent Spring - Rachel Carson, Linda Lear, Edward O. WilsonRachel Carson’s Silent Spring was first published in three serialized excerpts in the New Yorker in June of 1962. The book appeared in September of that year and the outcry that followed its publication forced the banning of DDT and spurred revolutionary changes in the laws affecting our air, land, and water. Carson’s passionate concern for the future of our planet reverberated powerfully throughout the world, and her eloquent book was instrumental in launching the environmental movement. It is without question one of the landmark books of the twentieth century.
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January
Molecular Biology: Genes to Proteins - Burton E. TroppMolecular Biology: Genes to Proteins, Third Edition follows the original structure-function approach to teaching molecular biology that was evident in the first two editions of David Freifelder's classic text. After an introduction to the field of molecular biology the book is divided into six sections. The first two sections, Protein Structure and Function and Nucleic Acids and Nucleoproteins provide information required to understand the chemical basis of molecular biology. The third section, Genetics and Virology provides information required to understand the biological basis of molecular
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January
Graph Theory: A Problem Oriented Approach - Daniel MarcusCombining the features of a textbook with those of a problem workbook, this text for mathematics, computer science and engineering students presents a natural, friendly way to learn some of the essential ideas of graph theory. The material is explained using 360 strategically placed problems with connecting text, which is then supplemented by 280 additional homework problems. This problem-oriented format encourages active involvement by the reader while always giving clear direction. This approach is especially valuable with the presentation of proofs, which become more frequent and elaborate as