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Social Deviance - Erich Goode"SOCIAL DEVIANCE" offers a collection of readings which span the topic of deviance from a variety of sources, including professional journals newspapers and magazines, books, and unpublished material, including first-hand accounts by deviance-enactors, victims of deviance, agents of social control, etc. In the words of the author, "What could be more fascinating than wrongdoing, rule-breaking, skullduggery, malfeasance, scandal, and evil deeds of every description?
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March
Basic Statistical Analysis - Richard C. Sprinthall'Basic Statistical Analysis' presents students with rules of evidence and the logic behind those rules. The book is divided into three main units: Descriptive statistics, Inferential statistics, and Advanced topics in inferential statistics.
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March
Introduction to BioMEMS - Albert FolchThe entire scope of the BioMEMS field?at your fingertips Helping to educate the new generation of engineers and biologists, Introduction to BioMEMS explains how certain problems in biology and medicine benefit from and often require the miniaturization of devices. The book covers the whole breadth of this dynamic field, including classical microfabrication, microfluidics, tissue engineering, cell-based and noncell-based devices, and implantable systems. It focuses on high-impact, creative work encompassing all the scales of life?from biomolecules to cells, tissues, and organisms. Brilliant color
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March
When Kids Can't Read-What Teachers Can Do: A Guide for Teachers 6-12 - Kylene BeersFor Kylene Beers, the question of what to do when kids can't read surfaced abruptly in 1979 when she began teaching. That year, she discovered that some of the students in her seventh-grade language arts classes could pronounce all the words, but couldn't make any sense of the text. Others couldn't even pronounce the words. And that was the year she met a boy named George. George couldn't read. When George's parents asked her to explain what their son's reading difficulties were and what she was going to do to help, Kylene, a secondary certified English teacher with no background in reading,
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March
Theoretical Neuroscience: Computational and Mathematical Modeling of Neural Systems - Peter DayanTheoretical neuroscience provides a quantitative basis for describing what nervous systems do, determining how they function, and uncovering the general principles by which they operate. This text introduces the basic mathematical and computational methods of theoretical neuroscience and presents applications in a variety of areas including vision, sensory-motor integration, development, learning, and memory. The book is divided into three parts. Part I discusses the relationship between sensory stimuli and neural responses, focusing on the representation of information by the spiking activity of
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March
Readings on Second Language Acquisition - Douglas H. Brown, Susan Gonzo, Susan T. GonzoDesigned as a supplement to Brown's Principles of Language Learning and Teaching 3/E and consists of previously published articles and chapters that relate directly to the chapters in the text. These research articles and writings on 2/E and foreign language acquisition would provide readers access to authentic materials.
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March
Principles of Conservation Biology - Martha J. Groom, Gary K. Meffe, C. Ronald CarrollPrinciples of Conservation Biology, 3rd edition is a complete revision of the most comprehensive textbook on conservation biology. First published in 1994 the book is richly praised by reviewers, teachers, and students alike. Written by leading experts in the field, it is intended for use in conservation biology courses at the advanced undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as by researchers and practitioners. The text introduces the major themes and concepts of the diverse and dynamic field of conservation biology. The biological and social underpinnings of conservation problems and potential
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March
Oxford Beginner's Japanese Dictionary - Oxford University PressEach Oxford Beginner's Bilingual Dictionary is designed to offer English speaking adult learners a comprehensive, straightforward introduction to foreign languages, covering all the vocabulary needed for the first years of study, along with notes on grammar and usage and guidance on the culture where the language is spoken. These easy-to-use references break from standard dictionary design. Clear entries with examples showing how the language works in context make it quick and simple to find the translation you're looking for, and the bold, color layout makes the dictionary easy to navigate,
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March
Through Gates of Splendor - Elisabeth ElliotIn 1956, five young men, including Elliot's husband, Jim, traveled into the jungles of Ecuador to establish communication with the fierce Huaorani Tribe, a people whose only previous response to the outside world has been to attack all strangers. The men's mission combined modern technology with innate ingenuity, sparked by a passionate determination to get the gospel to those without Christ. In a nearby village, their wives waited to hear from them. The news they received - all five missionaries had been murdered - changed lives around the world forever. Written while she was still a missionary