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February
Cosmology: The Science of the Universe - Edward HarrisonCosmology: The Science of the Universe is a broad introduction to the science of modern cosmology, with emphasis on its historical origins. The first edition of this best-selling book received worldwide acclaim for its lucid style and wide-ranging exploration of the universe. This eagerly awaited second edition updates and greatly extends the first with seven new chapters that explore early scientific cosmology, Cartesian and Newtonian world systems, cosmology after Newton and before Einstein, special relativity, observational cosmology, inflation and creation of the universe. All chapters
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February
The Disproof of Christianity - Adam WeishauptThis is a formal theological disproof of the central tenets of Christianity - the Trinity and the Incarnation. The reason why most Christians continue to believe is that a) they have been brainwashed by their parents, schools, communities and governments and b) they don't know anything about Christian theology.
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The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever - Christopher Hitchens, Titus Lucretius Carus, Omar Khayyam, Thomas Hobbes, Baruch Spinoza, David Hume, James Boswell, Percy Bysshe Shelley, George Eliot, Charles Darwin, Leslie Stephen, AnatoleFrom the #1 New York Times best-selling author of God Is Not Great, a provocative and entertaining guided tour of atheist and agnostic thought through the ages with never-before-published pieces by Salman Rushdie, Ian McEwan, and Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Christopher Hitchens continues to make the case for a splendidly godless universe in this first-ever gathering of the influential voices--past and present--that have shaped his side of the current (and raging) God/no-god debate. With Hitchens as your erudite and witty guide, you'll be led through a wealth of philosophy, literature, and scientific
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February
Color Studies - Edith Anderson FeisnerTHIS TEXT INTRODUCES STUDENTS IN ALL THE VISUAL ARTS TO COLOR THEORY, THE PHYSIOLOGY AND PSYCHOLOGY OF COLOR PERCEPTION, AND THE PHYSICS OF COLOR. IT ALSO OFFERS TIPS FOR PUTTING THE KNOWLEDGE INTO PRACTICE IN A VARIETY OF MEDIA, FROM PAINTING AND OTHER FINE ARTS TO INTERIOR DESIGN, ARCHITECTURE, FASHION DESIGN, CERAMICS, TEXTILE DESIGN, AND NEEDLEWORK.FOUR DIMENSIONS OF COLOR-HUE, VALUE, INTENSITY, AND TEMPERATURE-ARE DISCUSSED IN DETAIL.
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Lingua Latina per se Illustrata: Pars I: Familia Romana - Hans Henning ØrbergEntirely composed in Latin, Part I, Familia Romana, provides an excellent introduction to Latin, including the essentials of Latin grammar and a basic vocabulary of over 1500 words. The thirty-five chapters describe the life of a Roman family in the 2nd century A.D., and culminate in readings from classical poets and Donatus's Ars Grammatica, the standard Latin school text for a millenium. Each chapter is divided into two or three lectiones (lessons) of a couple pages each followed by a grammar section, Grammatica Latina, and three exercises or Pensa. Hans Ørberg's impeccable latinity, humorous
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February
Planet of Slums - Mike DavisMike Davis charts the expected global urbanization explosion over the next 30 years and points out that outside China most of the rest of the world's urban growth will be without industrialization or development, rather a 'peverse' urban boom in spite of stagnant or negative urban economic growth.
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February
The Study of Orchestration - Samuel AdlerThrough two highly successful editions, The Study of Orchestration has set the standard for orchestration texts, providing the most comprehensive treatment of both orchestration and instrumentation. The Third Edition retains the elements that have made the book a classic while embracing new technology and responding to the needs of today s students and teachers."
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February
Barron's FE: Fundamentals of Engineering Exam - Masoud OliaPassing the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam is the first step toward becoming a Registered, or Professional, Engineer. The P.E. designation is a prerequisite for work as a consulting engineer, as well as for engineering management positions in many industries. This book prepares applicants with a mini diagnostic test plus a full-length two-part practice examination with questions answered and explained. Prospective test takers will also find valuable brush-up chapters covering all test topics: biology, chemistry, computer programming, dynamics, electricity and magnetism, engineering economy,
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February
Career Advising: An Academic Advisor's Guide - Virginia N. GordonIn today's highly competitive workplace, students must be prepared to respond to the challenges of a knowledge-based economy. While pursuing their academic careers, students need specific information about career possibilities in their prospective field, ideas for mounting a successful job search, an awareness of the dramatic changes occurring in the workplace, and knowledge of the skills needed to be marketable. From Virginia N. Gordon--the co-editor of the acclaimed book Academic Advising--comes Career Advising, a resource for academic advisors to assist college students with the educational
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February
Harcourt Health and Fitness - Lisa Bunting, Charlie Gibbons, Carl Anthony Stockton, Thomas J. Fleming, Jan Marie OziasLarge print and brilliant colors make this book an amazing tool in teaching younger children. Authored by some of the nation's top health and wellness educators this volume is sure to be an invaluable classroom resource.