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Algebra - Serge Lang"Lang's Algebra changed the way graduate algebra is taught, retaining classical topics but introducing language and ways of thinking from category theory and homological algebra. It has affected all subsequent graduate-level algebra books." NOTICES OF THE AMS "The author has an impressive knack for presenting the important and interesting ideas of algebra in just the right way, and he never gets bogged down in the dry formalism which pervades some parts of algebra." MATHEMATICAL REVIEWS This book is intended as a basic text for a one-year course in algebra at the graduate level, or as a useful
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January
Music in Western Civilization - Craig Wright, Bryan R. SimmsA comprehensive text with all major composers, styles and genres covered, 224 pieces are discussed, with additional commentary and complete musical scores in an accompanying anthology.
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January
The Post-American World - Fareed Zakaria"This is not a book about the decline of America, but rather about the rise of everyone else." So begins Fareed Zakaria's important new work on the era we are now entering. Following on the success of his best-selling The Future of Freedom, Zakaria describes with equal prescience a world in which the United States will no longer dominate the global economy, orchestrate geopolitics, or overwhelm cultures. He sees the "rise of the rest"—the growth of countries like China, India, Brazil, Russia, and many others—as the great story of our time, and one that will reshape the world. The tallest
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January
Prebles' Artforms: An Introduction to the Visual Arts - Patrick L. Frank, Sarah PreblePreblesa Artforms continues to lead the field with its steadfast focus on contemporary art, global artists, and cutting edge technology for the art appreciation classroom. We form Art. Art forms us. The title of this book has a dual meaning. Besides the expected discussion of the various forms of art, the title also reflects the fact that art does indeed help to form us as people. As we create forms, we are in turn formed by what we have created. Several years ago, the title was changed to "Preblesa Artforms," acknowledging the pioneering contribution of the original authors, Duane and Sarah
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January
Graph Theory - U.S.R. MurtyFor more than one hundred years, the development of graph theory was inspired andguidedmainlybytheFour-ColourConjecture.Theresolutionoftheconjecture by K. Appel and W. Haken in 1976, the year in which our ?rst bookGraph Theory with Applications appeared, marked a turning point in its history. Since then, the subject has experienced explosive growth, due in large measure to its role as an essential structure underpinning modern applied mathematics. Computer science and combinatorial optimization, in particular, draw upon and contribute to the development of the theory of graphs. Moreover, in a
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January
Ivanhoe - Walter ScottSet at the time of the Norman Conquest, this novel discusses Ivanhoe's return from the Crusades to claim his inheritance and the love of Rowena and his involvement in the struggle between Richard Coeur de Lion and his Norman brother John. It is structured by a series of conflicts: Saxon versus Norman, Christian versus Jew, and men versus women.
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January
Sloane's Medical Word Book - Ellen Drake, Sheila B. SloaneThis reference tool includes common and uncommon medical terms in a variety of specialties. Comprehensive coverage of anatomy and general terminology as well as separate terminology sections for over 15 specialties make this an essential resource.
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Who Says Elephants Can't Dance?: Inside IBM's Historic Turnaround - Louis V. Gerstner Jr.In 1990, IBM had its most profitable year ever. By 1993, the computer industry had changed so rapidly the company was on its way to losing $16 billion and IBM was on a watch list for extinction -- victimized by its own lumbering size, an insular corporate culture, and the PC era IBM had itself helped invent. Then Lou Gerstner was brought in to run IBM. Almost everyone watching the rapid demise of this American icon presumed Gerstner had joined IBM to preside over its continued dissolution into a confederation of autonomous business units. This strategy, well underway when he arrived, would have
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January
The Marx-Engels Reader - Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Robert C. TuckerThis revised and enlarged edition of the leading anthology provides the essential writings of Marx and Engels--those works necessary for an introduction to Marxist thought and ideology.
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Northanger Abbey, Lady Susan, The Watsons, Sanditon - Jane Austen, James Kinsley, Claudia L. Johnson, John DavieNorthanger Abbey depicts the misadventures of Catherine Morland, young, ingenuous, and mettlesome, and an indefatigable reader of gothic novels. Their romantic excess and dark overstatement feed her imagination, as tyrannical fathers and diabolical villains work their evil on forlorn heroines in isolated settings. What could be more remote from the uneventful securities of life in the midland counties of England? Yet as Austen brilliantly contrasts fiction with reality, ordinary life takes a more sinister turn, and edginess and circumspection are reaffirmed alongside comedy and literary burlesque.