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April
Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality: Gay People in Western Europe from the Beginning of the Christian Era to the Fourteenth Century - John Boswell"Truly groundbreaking work. Boswell reveals unexplored phenomena with an unfailing erudition."—Michel Foucault John Boswell's National Book Award-winning study of the history of attitudes toward homosexuality in the early Christian West was a groundbreaking work that challenged preconceptions about the Church's past relationship to its gay members—among them priests, bishops, and even saints—when it was first published twenty-five years ago. The historical breadth of Boswell's research (from the Greeks to Aquinas) and the variety of sources consulted make this one of the most extensive treatments
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April
Architecture: Forms, Space, & Order - Francis D.K. ChingThe Second Edition of this classic introduction to the principles of architecture is everything you would expect from the celebrated architect, author, and illustrator, Francis D. K. Ching. Each page has been meticulously revised to incorporate contemporary examples of the principles of form, space, and order - the fundamental vocabulary of every designer. The result is a beautifully illustrated volume that embraces today's forms and looks at conventional models with a fresh perspective. Here, Ching examines every principal of architecture, juxtaposing images that span centuries and cross cultural
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April
Essentials of Psychology: Concepts and Applications - Jeffrey S. NevidThe new edition of this brief introductory text retains the hallmark features that have made its parent text unique in the market, while offering a more manageable, student-friendly format. The text's organization breaks down each chapter into smaller instructional units organized around a set of key concepts in a particular area of study. The text also features Nevid's comprehensive learning system derived from research on memory, learning, and textbook pedagogy. This learning model incorporates what the author calls the Four Es of Effective Learning--Engaging Student Interest, Encoding
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April
Technology Ventures: From Idea to Enterprise - Thomas Byers, Richard C. Dorf, Andrew Nelson'Technology Ventures' provides an action-oriented approach through the use of examples, exercises, cases, sample business plans, and recommended sources for more information.
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April
Computer Graphics: Theory Into Practice - Jeffrey J. McConnellComputer Graphics: Theory Into Practice Thoroughly Examines The Components Of The Human Visual System, And How This Impacts The Way Computer Graphic Images Are Generated. The Book Begins With A Look At The Technology Used In Modern Computer Graphics, And Continues With The Human Visual System, The Physical Properties Of Light, And How These Are Implemented In Simple Shading Methods. Additionally, Topics Of Visual Illusions And Color Interactions Are Also Presented. Numerous Illustrations Are Included Throughout The Text To Support The Material Presented.
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April
The Good Earth - Pearl S. BuckThis tells the poignant tale of a Chinese farmer and his family in old agrarian China. The humble Wang Lung glories in the soil he works, nurturing the land as it nurtures him and his family. Nearby, the nobles of the House of Hwang consider themselves above the land and its workers; but they will soon meet their own downfall. Hard times come upon Wang Lung and his family when flood and drought force them to seek work in the city. The working people riot, breaking into the homes of the rich and forcing them to flee. When Wang Lung shows mercy to one noble and is rewarded, he begins to rise in the
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April
Strategy and Human Resource Management - Peter Boxall, John PurcellHow is human resource management (HRM) strategic to a firm's viability and how might it help to lay a basis for sustained competitive advantage? How can managers pursue their goals for labour productivity and organisational flexibility in socially acceptable ways? This book explores such pressing questions. The authors develop an innovative conceptual framework to provide a stimulating exploration of the growing field of Strategic HRM. This text is essential reading for MBA students and advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of HRM. It is also an invaluable resource for anyone interested
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April
Компендиум лингвистических знаний - Hans Schlegel1. Морфология 2. Синтаксис 3. Лексикология 4. Словообразование 5. Фразеология 6. Особенности орфографии, переноса и ударения
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April
Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering: An Integrated Approach - William D. CallisterNow in its third edition, Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering continues to take an integrated approach to the topic organization. One specific structure, characteristic, or property type at a time is discussed for all three basic material types metals, ceramics, and polymers. This order of presentation allows for early introduction of non metals and supports the engineer's role of choosing a material based on its characteristics.