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January
Film Genre: From Iconography to Ideology - Barry Keith GrantThis is a concise evaluation of film genre, discussing genre theory and sample analyses of the western, science fiction, the musical, horror, comedy, and the thriller. It introduces the topic in an accessible way and includes sections on the principles of studying and understanding "the idea of genre"; genre and popular culture; the narrative and stylistic conventions of specific genres; the relations of genres to culture and history, race, gender, sexuality, class and national identity; and the complex relations between genre and authorship. Case studies include: "42nd Street," "Pennies from
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January
Time Series Analysis - James D. HamiltonThe last decade has brought dramatic changes in the way that researchers analyze time series data. This much-needed book synthesizes all of the major recent advances and develops a single, coherent presentation of the current state of the art of this increasingly important field. James Hamilton provides for the first time a thorough and detailed textbook account of important innovations such as vector autoregressions, estimation by generalized method of moments, the economic and statistical consequences of unit roots, time-varying variances, and nonlinear time series models. In addition, Hamilton
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January
A Rhetoric for Writing Teachers - Erika Lindemann, Daniel AndersonFrom answering the question "Why teach writing?" to offering guidance in managing group work and responding to assignments, A Rhetoric for Writing Teachers provides a comprehensive introduction to the teaching of writing. Now in a fourth edition, this remarkably successful book features a new chapter by Daniel Anderson on teaching with computers and adds updated material on invention, intellectual development, and responding to students' writing. Describing in straightforward terms the cross-disciplinary scholarship that underlies composition teaching, it opens with chapters on prewriting
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January
Invitation to a Journey: A Road Map for Spiritual Formation - M. Robert Mulholland Jr."The process of being conformed to the image of Christ for the sake of others: " so M. Robert Mulholland Jr. defines spiritual formation. Compact and solid, this definition encompasses the dynamics of a vital Christian life and counters our culture's tendency to make spirituality a trivial matter or reduce it to a private affair between "me and Jesus." In Invitation to a Journey, Mulholland helps Christians new and old to understand that we become like Christ gradually, not instantly. Not every personality is suited to an early morning quiet time, so Mulholland frees different personality types to
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January
The Five C's of Cinematography: Motion Picture Filming Techniques - Joseph V. MascelliWith the aid of photographs and diagrams, this text concisely presents concepts and techniques of motion picture camerawork and the allied areas of film-making with which they interact with and impact. Included are discussions on: cinematic time and space; compositional rules; and types of editing.
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January
Modern Biology - Holt, Rinehart, and WinstonA staple of biology classrooms since 1921, Modern Biology continues to set the standard for its field. This edition combines coverage of traditional, time-tested topics with the latest in current scientific thought. The unique and carefully balanced combination of the classic and the contemporary has been a hallmark of Modern Biology throughout its history.
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January
Master ASL - Level One (with DVD) - Jason E. ZinzaThough a textbook, this is still one of the best and easiest to follow works on American Sign Language.
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January
Concepts of Modern Physics - Arthur BeiserModern Physics is the most up-to-date, accessible presentation of modern physics available. The book is intended to be used in a one-semester course covering modern physics for students who have already had basic physics and calculus courses. The balance of the book leans more toward ideas than toward experimental methods and practical applications because the beginning student is better served by a conceptual framework than by a mass of details. The sequence of topics follows a logical, rather than strictly historical, order. Relativity and quantum ideas are considered first to provide a
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January
PROLOG Programming for Artificial Intelligence - Ivan BratkoThis edition has been expanded to provide a greater range of applications. It book discusses natural language processing with grammar rules, planning and machine learning, and includes coverage of meta-programming, meta-interpreters and object-oriented programming in Prolog.
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January
A Thousand Acres - Jane SmileyWhen Larry Cook, the aging patriarch of a rich, thriving farm in Iowa, decides to retire, he offers his land to his three daughters. For Ginny and Rose, who live on the farm with their husbands, the gift makes sense--a reward for years of hard work, a challenge to make the farm even more successful. But the youngest, Caroline, a Des Moines lawyer, flatly rejects the idea, and in anger her father cuts her out--setting off an explosive series of events that will leave none of them unchanged. A classic story of contemporary American life, A Thousand Acres strikes at the very heart of what it means to