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American Foreign Policy (8th Edition) - Glenn HastedtEmphasizing critical thinking rather than encyclopedic detail, American Foreign Policy helps students understand and evaluate what international issues face the United States and how it responds. This truly brief text focuses on the foreign policymaking process and its outcomes to build a solid and practical foundation of knowledge. Encouraging the application of lessons learned from case studies of historical and current problems, American Foreign Policy is a clear and succinct introduction to the field and a compelling way to prepare students to think about America’s changing role in the world.
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Choices and Constraints in Family Life - Maureen BakerDesigned specifically for sociology of the family courses, this text examines the choices and constraints placed on individuals, relationships, and marriages in light of both family circumstances and societal expectations. Using an interdisciplinary approach that draws on the latest research in sociology, psychology, anthropology, and social history, Choices and Constraints in Family Life explores emerging patterns in family life, including rising rates of cohabitation among both heterosexual and same-sex couples, trends in birth rates, and higher rates of separation, re-partnering, and
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The Art of the Short Story - Dana Gioia, R.S. GwynnThis affordably-priced collection presents masterpieces of short fiction from 52 of the greatest story writers of all time. From Sherwood Anderson to Virginia Woolf, this anthology encompasses a rich global and historical mix of the very best works of short fiction and presents them in a way students will find accessible, engaging, and relevant. The book's unique integration of biographical and critical background gives students a more intimate understanding of the works and their authors. Contents: Part I. Introduction. The art of the short story.-- Part II. Stories [A-J]. Chinua Achebe: Dead
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About Financial Accounting - P.R. Berry, E.S. de Klerk, F. Doussy, J.S. Jansen van Rensburg, R.N. Ngcobo, A. Rehnwinkel, D. Scheepers, D. ScottIn About Financial Accounting Volume 1 the reader is introduced to the subject "Financial Accounting". Various concepts and procedures are introduced and discussed that enable the reader to record business transactions in journals, post to ledger accounts and prepare trial balances. It is thus necessary to emphasise that a thorough knowledge of all the learning content of Volume 1 is essential to continue with the learning content of Volume 2 of this textbook.
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Petrostate: Putin, Power, and the New Russia - Marshall I. GoldmanIn the aftermath of the financial collapse of August 1998, it looked as if Russia's day as a superpower had come and gone. That it should recover and reassert itself after less than a decade is nothing short of an economic and political miracle. Based on extensive research, including several interviews with Vladimir Putin, this revealing book chronicles Russia's dramatic reemergence on the world stage, illuminating the key reason for its rebirth: the use of its ever-expanding energy wealth to reassert its traditional great power ambitions. In his deft, informative narrative, Marshall Goldman
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Schematic Capture With Micro Sim P Spice - Marc E. HerniterThis manual shows readers how to use the Windows version of the PSpice circuit simulation program from MicroSim with the schematic capture front end, Schematics.Focusing on a wide range of circuits that are studied throughout the engineering/engineering technology curriculum, it features a collection of examples that show how to create a circuit, how to run the different analyses, and how to obtain the results from those analyses. It includes complete software -- allowing readers to take a circuit from conception, to circuit simulation, to schematic documentation, to circuit realization (PC board
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Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation - Lynne TrussA panda walks into a café. He orders a sandwich, eats it, then draws a gun and fires two shots in the air. "Why?" asks the confused waiter, as the panda makes towards the exit. The panda produces a badly punctuated wildlife manual and tosses it over his shoulder. "I'm a panda," he says at the door. "Look it up." The waiter turns to the relevant entry and, sure enough, finds an explanation. "Panda. Large black-and-white bear-like mammal, native to China. Eats, shoots and leaves." So, punctuation really does matter, even if it is only occasionally a matter of life and death. Now, we all know the
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Linguistic Fieldwork: A Practical Guide - Claire BowernDoing field research isn't like working in the lab with chemicals: both the field worker and their consultants are real people who interact in complex ways. This book is a guide to conducting that interaction in order to produce research which benefits not only the linguistic community, but also language speakers. Given the rapidity of decline in global linguistic diversity, the next 30 years will be crucial for future knowledge of languages all over the world.
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Critical Thinking: Learn the Tools the Best Thinkers Use - Linda ElderWritten by two of the leading experts in critical thinking, this book focuses on an integrated, universal concept of critical thinking that is both substantive and applicable to any and every situation in which human thinking is necessary. It provides readerse with the basic intellectual tools needed for life-long learning, helping them understand the mind and how its three functions - thinking, feeling, motivation - influence and are influenced by one another. This book fosters the development of fair-minded critical thinking. KEY TOPICS: Features the intellectual standards: clarity, precision,
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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,