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February
Fundamentals of Photonics - Bahaa E.A. SalehNow in a new full-color edition, "Fundamentals of Photonics, Second Edition" is a self-contained and up-to-date introductory-level textbook that thoroughly surveys this rapidly expanding area of engineering and applied physics. Featuring a logical blend of theory and applications, coverage includes detailed accounts of the primary theories of light, including ray optics, wave optics, electromagnetic optics, and photon optics, as well as the interaction of photons and atoms, and semiconductor optics. Presented at increasing levels of complexity, preliminary sections build toward more advanced
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February
The Real World: An Introduction to Sociology - Kerry FerrisWith a clever mix of popular culture, everyday life, and extensive student activities, The Real World fully realizes sociology s unique ability to stimulate students intellectually as well as resonate with them personally."
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February
JJ Pizzuto's Fabric Science 10th Edition - Allen C. Cohen, Ingrid JohnsonWith an increased emphasis on textiles as a major global industry, the tenth edition of this best-selling book continues to meet the needs of both students and professionals in the textile, fashion, and related industries. Based on their combined experience in both education and the industry, Cohen and Johnson provide readers with a comprehensive text about the design, structure, and application of textiles. The range of information is exceptionally broad, and includes basic fiber makeup, fiber innovation, the formation of fabrics, quality issues, and laws that regulate textiles; updated topics
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February
Mercurial: The Definitive Guide - Bryan O'SullivanThis instructive book takes you step by step through ways to track, merge, and manage both open source and commercial software projects with Mercurial, using Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris, and other systems. Mercurial is the easiest system to learn when it comes to distributed revision control. And it's a very flexible tool that's ideal whether you're a lone programmer working on a small project, or part of a huge team dealing with thousands of files. Mercurial permits a countless variety of development and collaboration methods, and this book offers several concrete suggestions to get you
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February
On the Genealogy of Morals/Ecce Homo - Friedrich Nietzsche, Walter Kaufmann, R.J. HollingdaleThe great philosopher's major work on ethics, along with ECCE HOMO, Nietzche's remarkable review of his life and works. Translated by Walter Kaufmann.
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February
Cell and Molecular Biology: Concepts and Experiments - Gerald KarpFor sophomore/junior-level courses in cell biology offered out of molecular and/or cell biology departments. Cell and Molecular Biology gives students the tools they need to understand the science behind cell biology. Karp explores core concepts in considerable depth, and presents experimental detail when it helps to explain and reinforce the concept being explained. This fifth edition continues to offer an exceedingly clear presentation and excellent art program, both of which have received high praise in prior editions.
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February
Psychology - Stephen F. Davis, Joseph J. PalladinoFor undergraduate introductory psychology courses at two-year and four-year schools Accessible, Active, and Applied with a focus on different learning styles Through this book's accessible, active, and applied approach, users determine whether their learning style strengths are verbal/linguistic, logical/mathematical, visual/spatial, or interpersonal. Throughout the text, personalized content-specific study tips are correlated to these specific styles allowing the student to focus on learning style strengths and weaknesses. By studying according to their own personal learning style, Psychology
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February
Navigating Terrains of War: Youth and Soldiering in Guinea-Bissau - Henrik Vigh, VIGHThis is a timely, empirically solid, and theoretically sophisticated contribution to our understanding of one of Africa's recent 'small wars' . . . [that] throws new light on the 'crisis of youth' in post-colonial Africa, provides a fascinating critique of the notion of 'child' soldiers, explores the ways in which youth internalise the external world in negative self-images, [and] deepens our understanding of 'civil war' in Africa." . Michael Jackson, Harvard Divinity School Through the concept of "social navigation," this book sheds light on the mobilization of urban youth in West Africa. Social
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February
Aproximaciones Al Estudio de La Literatura Hispanica - Carmelo Virgillo, Edward Friedman, Teresa ValdiviesoMore than just an anthology, "Aproximaciones al estudio de la literatura hispanica" is an introduction to literary analysis with readings from Spanish and Spanish-American literature. Organized by the four genres of prose, poetry, drama, and the essay, the text provides a rich and diverse array of reading selections. Each section is accompanied by an introduction to the genre, and each reading includes a wealth of exercises that help students gain an understanding and appreciation of literature from the Spanish-speaking world.
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February
Matrix Analysis - Roger A. Horn, Charles R. JohnsonA presentation of classical as well as recent results of matrix analysis that have proven important to applied mathematics and reflect two concurrent views of the subject.