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The Neuron: Cell and Molecular Biology - Irwin B. Levitan, Leonard K. KaczmarekThe first part of the book covers the properties of the many newly dis covered ion channels that have emerged through mapping of the genome. These channels shape the way a single neuron generates varied patterns of electrical activity. Next are covered the molecular mechanisms tha t convert electrical activity into the secretion of meurotransmitter a nd hormones at synaptic junctions between neurons. The second part of the book covers the biochemical pathways that are linked to the action of neurotransmitters and that can alter the cellular properties of ne urons or sensory cells that transduce
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The Cartoon Guide to Calculus - Larry GonickA complete—and completely enjoyable—new illustrated guide to calculus Master cartoonist Larry Gonick has already given readers the history of the world in cartoon form. Now, Gonick, a Harvard-trained mathematician, offers a comprehensive and up-to-date illustrated course in first-year calculus that demystifies the world of functions, limits, derivatives, and integrals. Using clear and helpful graphics—and delightful humor to lighten what is frequently a tough subject—he teaches all of the essentials, with numerous examples and problem sets. For the curious and confused alike, The Cartoon Guide to
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Mythology in Our Midst: A Guide to Cultural References - Amy T. Peterson, David J. DunworthThough nearly everyone is familiar with such great mythological figures as Hercules, Icarus, and Medusa, one may wonder what relevance these ancient characters, and their stories, hold for modern readers. This unique reference book brings mythology to life for students by exploring the connections between ancient myths and contemporary culture. An introductory essay sets the tone with its overview of the myriad areas of human endeavors--including the arts, science, psychology, language and literature, consumer products, and other aspects of popular culture--that mythology has influenced. The
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Essentials of Strategic Management: The Quest for Competitive Advantage - John E. Gamble, Arthur A. Thompson Jr.Essentials of Strategic Management responds head-on to the growing requests by business faculty for a concise, theory-driven strategic management concepts and cases text. This first edition text was written with four objectives in mind: 1) Although relatively brief in length, the text would provide students with an up-to-date and thorough understanding of essential strategic management concepts and analytic tools; 2) The text would simplify the task of demonstrating student learning through course embedded assessment; 3) Like our works preceding this text, it would include especially well-written
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The Handbook to Literary Research - Delia da Sousa Correa, W.R. OwensThe Handbook to Literary Research is a practical guide for students embarking on postgraduate work in Literary Studies. It introduces and explains research techniques, methodologies and approaches to information resources, paying careful attention to the differences between countries and institutions, and providing a range of key examples. This fully updated second edition is divided into five sections which cover: tools of the trade a brand new chapter outlining how to make the most of literary resources textual scholarship and book history explains key concepts and variations in editing,
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International Business Law and Its Environment - Richard SchafferThe text uses a thematic approach to managing the risks of trade in goods and services, the protection and licensing of intellectual property, and foreign direct investment. The authors examine both private and public law issues from both an international and comparative perspective. This edition focuses on the transactional aspects of international business as well as on the legal, cultural, political and economic environment affecting managerial decision-making on a global scale.
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Pathways to Astronomy - Stephen E. Schneider, Thomas T. ArnyOffers the technology media support package that includes: Starry Night Planetarium Software; ARIS (text web site providing a complete online electronic homework and course management system); 23 Interactives (on ARIS); and, Animations (on ARIS).
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Hoy Dia, Volume 1: Spanish for Real Life - John T. McMinn, Nuria Alonso García"Hoy dia" Spanish for Real Life focuses on the Spanish you need for everyday communication and teaches you to function in a variety of settings. "Hoy dia" helps you focus on what you need to know now to use Spanish effectively in real life. Volume 1 is a paperback split of the Chapters 1-6.
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The Movements of the New Left, 1950-1975: A Brief History with Documents - Van GosseThe Movements of the New Left is a documentary history of the movements for fundamental social change and radical democracy that disrupted the United States from their emergence in the 1950s through their dispersion and institutionalization in the early 1970s. Using an inclusive definition of the New Left, Gosse tracks the development and commonalities of the civil rights and black power movements and other struggles of people of color, of the peace, antiwar, and student movements, and of feminism and gay liberation. The introduction presents a solid overview of the history of these movements,