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January
Crisis Contained: The Department of Energy at Three Mile Island - Philip Cantelon, Robert Williams, Robert C. Williams, Jack M. Holl“What escaped at Three Mile Island was not only radiation, but, more importantly for the nuclear power industry, public confi­dence in technology and technocracy,” report Cantelon and Wil­liams in their detailed account of the response of the Department of Energy to America’s worst civilian nuclear power accident.   What happened at Three Mile Island was a technological failure of monstrous proportions. “Yet,” the authors contend, “the serious extent of the accident was caused by human error: technocrats blundered, lost control of technology, and, refusing to admit it, gave confusing,
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January
Composition: From Snapshots to Great Shots - Laurie Excell, Peachpit Press StaffThis title covers all key camera features that affect composition (regardless of what type of DSLR you have) including shutter speed's ability to freeze and convey motion, as well as aperture's direct correlation with depth of field.
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January
Out of the Saltshaker: Evangelism as a Way of Life - Rebecca Manley Pippert, Sandy Larsen, Dale LarsenThis thoroughly revised and expanded edition of Rebecca Manley Pippert's evangelism classic now contains new chapters on the stages of evangelism, new stories of God's work in people's lives and added material on meeting the challenges of new competitors to the Christian faith.
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January
Teaching Secondary English 2nd Ed - Daniel P. SheridanThis new edition of "Teaching Secondary English" is thoroughly revised, but its purpose has not changed. Like the popular first edition, it balances content knowledge with methodology, theory with practice, and problem-posing with suggested solutions. The tone and format are inviting, while addressing student-readers on a professional level. Rather than attempting to cover everything, the text provides a framework and materials for teaching a secondary English methods course, while allowing considerable choice for the instructor. The focus is on teaching literature, writing, and language--the
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January
Britons: Forging the Nation 1707-1837 - Linda ColleyIn this prize-winning book, Linda Colley interweaves political, military, and social history to recount how England, Wales, and Scotland joined together to form a new British nation and how heroes and politicians, artists and writers, and ordinary men and women helped forge a British identity. 82 b&w illustrations.
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January
Communication Systems Engineering - John G. ProakisThorough coverage of basic digital communication system principles ensures that readers are exposed to all basic relevant topics in digital communication system design. The use of CD player and JPEG image coding standard as examples of systems that employ modern communication principles allows readers to relate the theory to practical systems. Over 180 worked-out examples throughout the book aids readers in understanding basic concepts. Over 480 problems involving applications to practical systems such as satellite communications systems, ionospheric channels, and mobile radio channels gives
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January
Horace's This is the first book devoted to Horace's Carmen Saeculare, a poem commissioned by Roman emperor Augustus in 17 B.C.E. for choral performance at the Ludi Saeculares, the Secular Games. The poem is the first fully preserved Latin hymn whose circumstances of presentation are known, and it is the only lyric of Horace we can be certain was first presented orally. Michael C. J. Putnam offers a close and sensitive reading of this hymn, shedding new light on the richness and virtuosity of its poetry, on the many sources Horace drew on, and on the poem's power and significance as a public ritual. A rich
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January
Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes - Richard M. Felder, Ronald W. RousseauThis best-selling book prepares readers to formulate and solve material and energy balances in chemical process systems. It provides a realistic, informative, and positive introduction to the practice of chemical engineering.
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January
C++: The Complete Reference - Herbert SchildtBest-selling genius Herb Schildt covers everything from keywords, syntax, and libraries, to advanced features such as overloading, inheritance, virtual functions, namespaces, templates, and RTTI--plus, a complete description of the Standard Template Library (STL).
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January
Sons of Mississippi: A Story of Race and Its Legacy - Paul HendricksonThey stand as unselfconscious as if the photograph were being taken at a church picnic and not during one of the pitched battles of the civil rights struggle. None of them knows that the image will appear in Life magazine or that it will become an icon of its era. The year is 1962, and these seven white Mississippi lawmen have gathered to stop James Meredith from integrating the University of Mississippi. One of them is swinging a billy club. More than thirty years later, award-winning journalist and author Paul Hendrickson sets out to discover who these men were, what happened to them after the