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March
Villains of All Nations: Atlantic Pirates in the Golden Age - Marcus RedikerVillains of All Nations explores the 'Golden Age' of Atlantic piracy (1716-1726) and the infamous generation whose images underlie our modern, romanticized view of pirates. Rediker introduces us to the dreaded black flag, the Jolly Roger; swashbuckling figures such as Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard; and the unnamed, unlimbed pirate who was likely Robert Louis Stevenson's model for Long John Silver in Treasure Island. This history shows from the bottom up how sailors emerged from deadly working conditions on merchant and naval ships, turned pirate, and created a starkly different
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March
Calculus the Easy Way - Douglas DowningALL THE ESSENTIALS IN ONE CLEAR VOLUME by Douglas Downing, Ph.D.• A user-friendly introduction to calculus in the form of a novel • Exercises with answers at the end of each chapter • Step-by-step worksheets • Graphs, charts, and line illustrations• Calculating derivatives • Finding maximum and minimum points with derivatives • Determining derivatives of trigonometric functions • Exponential functions, vectors, and Taylor series • Using differential equations • Much more
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March
The Handbook of Career Advising - Kenneth F. Hughey, Dorothy Nelson, Joanne K. Damminger, Betsy McCalla-WrigginsThere is a vital need for advisors who can help students evaluate the academic and occupational information they need to make timely career decisions. A must have for academic advisors seeking to enhance their career-advising capabilities, "The Handbook of Career Advising" integrates academic advising into career advising so advisors are better equipped to help students understand themselves, consider their life goals, and choose the appropriate academic course of action that will enable them to meet their professional aspirations.
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March
Roark's Formulas for Stress and Strain, 8th Edition - Warren C. Young, Richard G. Budynas, Ali SadeghTHE MOST COMPLETE, UP-TO-DATE GUIDE TO STRESS AND STRAIN FORMULAS Fully revised throughout, "Roark's Formulas for Stress and Strain," Eighth Edition, provides accurate and thorough tabulated formulations that can be applied to the stress analysis of a comprehensive range of structural components. All equations and diagrams of structural properties are presented in an easy-to-use, thumb, through format. This extensively updated edition contains new chapters on fatigue and fracture mechanics, stresses in fasteners and joints, composite materials, and biomechanics. Several chapters have been
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March
Computers Understanding Technology - Floyd Fuller, Brian LarsonOverall a great deal. Never used. CD included.
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March
The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement - Jean M. Twenge, W. Keith CampbellNarcissism -- a very positive and inflated view of the self -- is everywhere. It's what you have if you're a politician and you've strayed from your wife, and it's why five times as many Americans undergo plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures today than did just ten years ago. It's the value that parents teach their children with song lyrics like "I am special. Look at me," the skill teenagers and young adults obsessively hone on Facebook and MySpace, and the reason high school students physically beat classmates and then broadcast their violence on YouTube for all to see. It's the message
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March
Melancholy Order: Asian Migration and the Globalization of Borders - Adam M. McKeownAs Adam M. McKeown demonstrates, the push for increased border control and identity documentation is the continuation of more than 150 years of globalization. Not only are modern passports and national borders inseparable from the rise of global mobility, but they are also tied to the emergence of individuals and nations as the primary sites of global power and identity. McKeown's detailed history traces how, rather than being a legacy of "traditional" forms of sovereignty, practices of border control historically rose from attempts to control Asian migration around the Pacific in the 1880s. New
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March
Mosaic of Thought: Teaching Comprehension in a Reader's Workshop - Ellin Oliver Keene, Susan ZimmermannHow do students become thoughtful, independent readers who comprehend text at a deep level? To find the answers, authors Keene and Zimmermann embarked on a journey into the thought processes of proficient readers - a journey through poems and essays, classrooms and workshops, humor and reflection. "Mosaic of Thought "chronicles that journey, which ultimately led the authors to elaborate on eight cognitive processes identified in comprehension research and used by successful readers. These serve as models for the strategies offered in this book - strategies intended to help children become more
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March
Cambridge Vocabulary for First Certificate with Answers and Audio CD - Barbara Thomas, Laura MatthewsCambridge Vocabulary for First Certificate includes useful tips on how to approach exam tasks and learn vocabulary. It is informed by the Cambridge International Corpus and the Cambridge Learner Corpus to ensure that the vocabulary is presented in genuine contexts and covers real learner errors. It is designed to match the updated exam for December 2008.