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February
Discrete Mathematics and its Applications - Kenneth H. RosenDiscrete Mathematics and its Applications is a focused introduction to the primary themes in a discrete mathematics course, as introduced through extensive applications, expansive discussion, and detailed exercise sets. These themes include mathematical reasoning, combinatorial analysis, discrete structures, algorithmic thinking, and enhanced problem-solving skills through modeling. Its intent is to demonstrate the relevance and practicality of discrete mathematics to all students. The Fifth Edition includes a more thorough and linear presentation of logic, proof types and proof writing, and
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February
Crossing Bok Chitto - Tim Tingle, Jeanne Rorex BridgesThere is a river called Bok Chitto that cuts through Mississippi. In the days before the War Between the States, in the days before the Trail of Tears, Bok Chitto was a boundary. On one side of the river lived the Choctaws. On the other side lived the plantation owners and their slaves. If a slave escaped and made his way across Bok Chitto, the slave was free. Thus begins Crossing Bok Chitto, told by award-winning Choctaw storyteller Tim Tingle and brought to life with the rich illustrations of Jeanne Rorex Bridges. Martha Tom, a young Choctaw girl, knows better than to cross Bok Chitto, but one
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February
Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories - Sandra CisnerosFrom the author of the widely acclaimed The House on Mango Street comes a story collection of breathtaking range and authority, whose characters give voice to the vibrant and varied life on both sides of the Mexican border. The women in these stories offer tales of pure discovery, filled with moments of infinite and intimate wisdom.
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February
Sex, Time, and Power: How Women's Sexuality Shaped Human Evolution - Leonard ShlainWhy did big-brained Homo sapiens suddenly emerge some 150,000 years ago? The key, according to Leonard Shlain, is female sexuality. Drawing on an awesome breadth of research, he shows how, long ago, the narrowness of the newly bipedal human female's pelvis and the increasing size of infants' heads precipitated a crisis for the species. Natural selection allowed for the adaptation of the human female to this environmental stress by reconfiguring her hormonal cycles, entraining them with the periodicity of the moon. The results, however, did much more than ensure our existence; they imbued women
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February
The Speaker's Compact Handbook (Cengage Advantage Books) - Jo Sprague, Douglas StuartCENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS: THE SPEAKER'S COMPACT HANDBOOK, Second Edition, is a concise reference for the introductory public speaking course. An excellent value and useful to students in any major, this brief handbook features examples, photographs, activities, and other learning tools students can use on their journey to becoming effective public speakers. The spiral-bound format and flexible standalone chapters allow students to access the topics they need to create great speeches easily, while Key Points and Checklists help them stay on track. Online interactive tools like Speech Builder Express
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February
Primates in Perspective - Christina J. Campbell, Agustín Fuentes, Katherine C. MacKinnonPrimates in Perspective is the first edited volume to offer a comprehensive overview of primatology since 1987. Forty-four original essays - by fifty-nine leading researchers in the field today - provide wide-ranging and contemporary coverage of all of the major areas of primatology. Arranged in six sections, the text begins with an introduction to primatology and a review of the natural history of the major taxonomic groups within the Order Primates. It goes on to cover methodologies and research design for both field and captive settings; primate reproduction; primate ecology and conservation
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February
Languages and Machines: An Introduction to the Theory of Computer Science - Thomas A. SudkampThe third edition of "Languages and Machines: An Introduction to the Theory of Computer Science "provides readers with a mathematically sound presentation of the theory of computer science. The theoretical concepts and associated mathematics are made accessible by a "learn as you go" approach that develops an intuitive understanding of the concepts through numerous examples and illustrations.
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February
Literacy Research Methodologies - Nell K. Duke, Marla H. MalletteBalanced and authoritative, this volume brings together leading experts to present 13 methodologies widely used in literacy research. Following a consistent format, each chapter describes the methodology at hand, identifies the types of questions and claims for which it is well suited, delineates clear standards for quality, and presents one or more exemplary studies using the methodology. Guiding readers to choose wisely from available methodologies when designing their own research endeavors--and to understand the contributions that each mode of inquiry can generate--this is an essential text
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February
Freeing Theology: The Essentials of Theology in Feminist Perspective - Catherine M. LacugnaThis exciting collection brings together ten of the most respected women theologians today -- Anne E. Carr, Lisa Sowle Cahill, Sandra M. Schneiders, Mary Catherine Hilkert, Mary E. Hines, Mary Aquin O'Neill, Joann Wolski Conn, Catherine Mowry LaCugna, Susan A. Ross, and Elizabeth A. Johnson -- for the comprehensive introduction to each area of contemporary theology from a feminist perpective.
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February
Scene Design and Stage Lighting - W. Oren Parker, R. Craig WolfThis established and respected text for courses in scene design and stage lighting offers a contemporary viewpoint from two experienced authors. This edition has been redesigned and updated, reflecting changes in the field.