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March
Feminism Is for Everybody: Passionate Politics - Bell HooksA genuine feminist politics always brings us from bondage to freedom, from lovelessness to loving....There can be no love without justice.—from the chapter "To Love Again: The Heart of Feminism" In this engaging and provocative volume, bell hooks introduces a popular theory of feminism rooted in common sense and the wisdom of experience. Hers is a vision of a beloved community that appeals to all those committed to equality, mutual respect, and justice. hooks applies her critical analysis to the most contentious and challenging issues facing feminists today, including reproductive rights,
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March
Learning in the Field: An Introduction to Qualitative  Research - Gretchen B. Rossman, Sharon F. Rallis"What sets this book apart is its skillful integration of both the scientific and artistic dimensions of qualitative research." --From the foreword by Michael Quinn Patton, author of Qualitative Research and Evaluation Methods, Third Edition The popular text that helped readers better understand and practice qualitative research has been completely updated and revised while retaining the features that made the First Edition so useful. New to this edition: Chapter 3 on the ethics and politics of qualitative research Chapter 4 on choosing the locus of interest among the major qualitative
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March
Interplay: The Process of Interpersonal Communication - Ronald B. Adler, Lawrence B. Rosenfeld, Russell F. ProctorThe tenth edition of Interplay continues the winning method of combining a readable, usable approach to interpersonal communication that students appreciate, with a solid foundation of research that professors know is essential in an academic study of the field. This introductory text presents current communication scholarship, while showing the reader how principles of interpersonal communication operate in daily life. The book's lively four colour design makes the design more inviting to both students and professors, while increasing its emphasis on theory and research.
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March
Manuale di Ayurveda: la medicina tradizionale indiana - Vaidya Bhagwan Dash, Manfred M. Junius, Stefania BonarelliAyurveda è un termine sanscrito formato da "ayus" (vita), e "veda" (conoscenza o scienza). Quindi l'ayurveda è la scienza della vita, la conoscenza della vita o un sistema di vita basato sulla conoscenza. Allo stesso tempo, essa è anche un sistema medico, cioè un metodo che sistematizza ed applica le conoscenze sullo stato di salute e lo stato di malattia, sugli stati di equilibrio e di squilibrio degli esseri viventi: che indica come si possono correggere gli squilibri e come si può conservare l'equilibrio. L'ayurveda viene generalmente considerato un metodo terapeutico, ma occorre precisare che
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March
Living Ethics: An Introduction - Michael Minch, Christine WeigelMinch and Weigel's LIVING ETHICS demonstrates that ethics are not a set of abstract exercises, but powerful and deeply personal questions about what it means to lead a good life. Rather than separating theory and applied ethics, this unique text focuses on the practical, experiential value of ethical reflection. You will never again view ethics as a set of technical games that apply only to narrowly defined cases or political controversies that don't affect you. Instead, the book organizes study around a range of basic human activities that have ethical significance, such as learning, loving,
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March
Across the Wire: Life and Hard Times on the Mexican Border - Luis Alberto Urrea, John Lueders-BoothLuis Alberto Urrea's Across the Wire offers a compelling and unprecedented look at what life is like for those refugees living on the Mexican side of the border—a world that is only some twenty miles from San Diego, but that few have seen.  Urrea gives us a compassionate and candid account of his work as a member and "official translator" of a crew of relief workers that provided aid to the many refugees hidden just behind the flashy tourist spots of Tijuana.  His account of the struggle of these people to survive amid abject poverty, unsanitary living conditions, and the legal and political chaos
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March
General Chemistry - John William Hill, Scott S. Perry, Terry W. McCreary, Ralph H. PetrucciThis book retains the relaxed, easy-to-read style of the previous edition to provide integrated coverage of organic and biochemistry, applications, and tools that foster problem-solving skills. More than any other, this text offers balance-in the topics presented, and in its presentation of the subject of chemistry. The authors focus on three mains areas to help readers master the core concepts of general chemistry and enhance their problem-solving skills: problem-solving support and active assessment, conceptual development, and visualization of the molecular behavior of matter. For anyone who
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March
A Handbook to Literature - William Harmon, William Flint Thrall, C. Hugh HolmanFor undergraduate/graduate-level literature courses.This comprehensive text is the definitive reference text on literature and literary criticism in English. The text itself is an alphabetical listing of the terms that pertain to literature in English. Now in its eighth edition, it has been used by more than one million students.
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March
Making Modern Science: A Historical Survey - Peter J. Bowler, Iwan Rhys MorusThe development of science, according to respected scholars Peter J. Bowler and Iwan Rhys Morus, expands our knowledge and control of the world in ways that affect-but are also affected by-society and culture. In Making Modern Science, a text designed for introductory college courses in the history of science and as a single-volume introduction for the general reader, Bowler and Morus explore both the history of science itself and its influence on modern thought. Opening with an introduction that explains developments in the history of science over the last three decades and the controversies
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March
Monte Carlo Methods - Malvin H. Kalos, Paula A. WhitlockThis introduction to Monte Carlo methods seeks to identify and study the unifying elements that underlie their effective application. Initial chapters provide a short treatment of the probability and statistics needed as background, enabling those without experience in Monte Carlo techniques to apply these ideas to their research. The book focuses on two basic themes: The first is the importance of random walks as they occur both in natural stochastic systems and in their relationship to integral and differential equations. The second theme is that of variance reduction in general and importance