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January
The Audit Society: Rituals of Verification - Michael PowerSince the early 1980s there has been an explosion of auditing activity in the United Kingdom and North America. In addition to financial audits there are now medical audits, technology audits, value for money audits, environmental audits, quality audits, teaching audits, and many others. Why has this happened? What does it mean when a society invests so heavily in an industry of checking and when more and more individuals find themselves subject to formal scrutiny? This text argues that the rise of auditing has its roots in political demands for accountability and control. At the heart of a new
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January
You Might Be a Zombie and Other Bad News - Cracked.comFrom the most-read humor site on the internet, Cracked.com YOU MIGHT BE A ZOMBIE…   You're going to wish you never picked up this book. Some facts are too terrifying to teach in school. Unfortunately, Cracked.com is more than happy to fill you in: * A zombie apocalypse? It could happen. 50% of humans are infected with a parasite that can take over your brain. * The FDA wouldn't let you eat bugs, right? Actually, you might want to put down those jelly beans. And that apple. And that strawberry yogurt. * Think dolphins are our friends? Then these sex-crazed thrill killers of the sea have
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January
Communication: Embracing Difference - Daniel Dunn, Lisa GoodnightThis third edition has continued its staple as a text that relates the student to the concepts. By describing basic communication theories in everyday, non-technical terms, the emphasis on practical situations in the book helps students to connect the examples to their daily lives." "" ""Communication: Embracing Difference" presents a clear format that stresses the importance of understanding and celebrating inter-relational differences within communication. Up-to-date examples of communication among interpersonal, small group, and public settings, allows the student to apply the concepts and
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January
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference - Malcolm GladwellThe tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire. Just as a single sick person can start an epidemic of the flu, so too can a small but precisely targeted push cause a fashion trend, the popularity of a new product, or a drop in the crime rate. This widely acclaimed bestseller, in which Malcolm Gladwell explores and brilliantly illuminates the tipping point phenomenon, is already changing the way people throughout the world think about selling products and disseminating ideas. Gladwell introduces us to the
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January
Thinking about Film: A Critical Perspective - Dean W. DuncanPerfect for the student who wants to learn to be a more active, intelligent film viewer, this supplement encourages critically thinking about films and also explains how to write a film review. The booklet also includes two helpful appendices, one with a list of essential films that serious movie watchers should see and the other with additional readings to help students keep learning.
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January
Experience and Education - John DeweyExperience and Education is the best concise statement on education ever published by John Dewey, the man acknowledged to be the pre-eminent educational theorist of the twentieth century. Written more than two decades after Democracy and Education (Dewey's most comprehensive statement of his position in educational philosophy), this book demonstrates how Dewey reformulated his ideas as a result of his intervening experience with the progressive schools and in the light of the criticisms his theories had received. Analyzing both "traditional" and "progressive" education, Dr. Dewey here insists
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January
Great Dialogues of Plato - Plato, W.H.D. RouseOne of the world's most respected classical scholars offers translations of the complete texts of "The Republic, Apology of Socrates, " "Crito, " "Phaedo, " "Ion, " "Meno, " and "Symposium."
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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