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May
History and Historians: A Historiographical Introduction - Mark GilderhusFor undergraduate and graduate courses in Historiography and Historical Method. Also an ideal supplemental text for Western Civilization and Intellectual History courses. This text is a concise, brief, and accessible introductory text presenting a thorough, balanced, and comprehensive overview of Western historical thinking from ancient times through the present. Reaching to readers of all levels, it covers major areas such as historiography, philosophy of history, and historical methodology, as well as material on contemporary culture wars and current debates on post modernism.
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May
Biochemistry Demystified - Sharon WalkerLearn BIOCHEMISTRY without stressing out your brain CELLSTrying to understand the chemical processes of living organisms but having trouble metabolizing the complex concepts? Here's your lifeline! Biochemistry Demystified helps synthesize your understanding of this important topic. You'll start with a review of basic chemical concepts and a look at cell structures and cell division. Next, you'll study carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids, nucleotides, and enzymes. Glycolysis, the citric acid cycle, oxidative phosphorylation, and the control of chemical processes round out the coverage.
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May
Mammalian Anatomy: The Cat - Aurora M. SebastianiThis full-color dissection guide is intended for students taking Mammalian Anatomy, Comparative Anatomy, General Biology, or Anatomy & Physiology courses and contains 175 photographs plus many full-color illustrations. The combination of a good anatomy text, clear discussions of dissection techniques, and well-executed photographs and illustrations makes this a definitive book in biology curricula.
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May
King Edward III - William Shakespeare, Giorgio MelchioriEdward III is a major addition to the Shakespearean canon, being included for the first time in an authoritative edition of Shakespeare's works. Melchiori claims that Shakespeare is the author of a significant part of the play, the extent of which is discussed in detail. The introduction explores the play's historical background and its relationship to the early cycle of history plays. The commentary examines in depth the play's linguistic and poetical features, while an extensive appendix on the use of sources explains the stages of its composition.
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May
Computer Security - Dieter GollmannA comprehensive and practical text and the perfect starting point for this subject ... 'Is this system secure?' seems, on the face of it, a straightforward question. Yet how one arrives at an answer is a process which poses a wide range of more complex questions which require a basic understanding of security mechanisms. Questions, such as: * Should protection focus on data, operations or users? * Whilst taking cast iron measures to build in security at one level, what does one do to prevent attackers gaining entry from a lower level? Starting with basic definitions and concepts, the first
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May
What Every American Should Know About the Rest of the World - Melissa L. RossiConfused about the news? Slip out of the room when friends talk current events? Now you can keep up with ease and learn to talk like a diplomat.Among the things you’ll soon be able to slip into everyday conversation: What is the difference between Kurdistan and Kazakhstan? Why did North Korea’s leader kidnap his favorite actress? Why is Osama bin Laden so mad? Which countries still have slaves? Why is Kashmir “the most dangerous place in the world?” What country has the most Muslims? Why are they fighting in Chechnya? What little box prompted Hutus to kill Tutsis? Who is Prince
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May
Modern Programming Languages: A Practical Introduction - Adam Brooks Webber, Webber, Adam Webber, AdamIntended for computer science majors, this textbook introduces the abstract concepts that underlie all programming languages, and provides tutorials on ML, Java, and Prolog. Webber (University of Wisconsin) explains the grammar that defines syntax and semantics, language systems, types, polymorphism
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Evolution Of Tolkien's Mythology: A Study of the History of Middle-earth (Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy) - Elizabeth A. WhittinghamThe History of Middle-earth traces the evolution of J.R.R. Tolkien's literary world, stories, and characters from their earliest written forms to the final revisions Tolkien penned shortly before his death in 1973. Published posthumously by Tolkien's son Christopher, the detailed 12-volume work allows readers to follow the development of the texts that eventually became Tolkien's classics. This work provides a thorough study of Tolkien's life and influences through an analysis of The History of Middle-earth. It begins with a brief biography and an analysis of the major influences in Tolkien's