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February
The Evolution of American Urban Society - Howard P. Chudacoff, Judith E. SmithFor undergraduate courses on Urban History, Urban Economics, Urban Sociology, Urban Planning, Social History, Urban Studies, and Urban Politics. Helping students understand the historical issues underlying the society, this text surveys the dynamics of American urbanization. It blends historical views on society, economics, politics, and policy.
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February
Sociolinguistics: An Introduction to Language and Society - Peter TrudgillThis is a classic book on a fascinating subject. Peter Trudgill examines the close link between language and society and the many factors that influence the way we speak. These range from gender, environment, age, race, class, region and politics. Trudgill's book surveys languages and societies from all over the world drawing on examples from Afrikaans to Yiddish. He has added a fascinating chapter on the development of a language as a result of a non-native speaker's use of it. Compelling and authoritative, this new edition of a bestselling book is set to redraw the boundaries of the study of
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February
Teaching Students Who Are Exceptional, Diverse, and at Risk in the General Education Classroom (4th Edition) - Sharon S. Vaughn, Jeanne Shay Schumm, Candace S. BosBased on the belief that even small accommodations make a difference in the success of students with disabilities, this text provides classroom teachers with the knowledge, tools, and practical strategies that will empower them to spark learning in every student. From students with disabilities, culturally diverse students, and students with limited English proficiency to economically disadvantaged students Vaughn/Bos/Schumm provides teachers with the tools they need in their diverse classrooms. Revised to reflect recent changes in the law (IDEA 2004 & No Child Left Behind) and current
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February
Java Illuminated: An Active Learning Approach - Julie Anderson, Hervé J. FranceschiWith a variety of interactive learning features and user-friendly pedagogy, this revised and updated Third Edition provides a comprehensive introduction to programming using the most current version of Java (Java 7). This comprehensive edition is designed for the 2-3 term introductory course in Java programming and incorporates an active learning approach, which asks students to take an active role in their understanding of the language through the use of numerous interactive examples, exercises, and projects. The text presents object-oriented programming concepts in a progressive manner and
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February
League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth - Mark Fainaru-Wada, Steve Fainaru“PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL PLAYERS DO NOT SUSTAIN FREQUENT REPETITIVE BLOWS TO THE BRAIN ON A REGULAR BASIS.” So concluded the National Football League in a December 2005 scientific paper on concussions in America’s most popular sport. That judgment, implausible even to a casual fan, also contradicted the opinion of a growing cadre of neuroscientists who worked in vain to convince the NFL that it was facing a deadly new scourge: A chronic brain disease that was driving an alarming number of players -- including some of the all-time greats -- to madness. League of Denial reveals how the NFL, over a
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February
Programming Collective Intelligence: Building Smart Web 2.0 Applications - Toby SegaranWant to tap the power behind search rankings, product recommendations, social bookmarking, and online matchmaking? This fascinating book demonstrates how you can build Web 2.0 applications to mine the enormous amount of data created by people on the Internet. With the sophisticated algorithms in this book, you can write smart programs to access interesting datasets from other web sites, collect data from users of your own applications, and analyze and understand the data once you've found it. Programming Collective Intelligence takes you into the world of machine learning and statistics, and
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February
Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics (2nd Edition) - Randall D. KnightThis is The INSTRUCTOR'S EVALUATION COPY, NOT A STUDENT COPY. New with slight shelf wear, unread, Pristine pages. Ships Immediately from San Luis Obispo, CA.
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February
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? - Philip K. Dick, Roger ZelaznyA final, apocalyptic, world war has killed millions, driving entire species into extinction and sending the majority of mankind off-planet. Those who remain, venerate all remaining examples of life, and owning an animal of your own is both a symbol of status and a necessity. For those who can't afford an authentic animal, companies build incredibly realistic simulacrae: horses, birds, cats, sheep . . . even humans.
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February
Fundamentals of Electric Circuits - Charles K. Alexander, Matthew N.O. SadikuFundamentals of Electric Circuits, 2e is intended for use in the introductory circuit analysis or circuit theory course taught in electrical engineering or electrical engineering technology departments. The main objective of this book is to present circuit analysis in a clear, easy-to-understand manner, with many practical applications to interest the student. Each chapter opens with either historical sketches or career information on a subdiscipline of electrical engineering. This is followed by an introduction that includes chapter objectives. Each chapter closes with a summary of the key points