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May
A History of Australia Volume VI: The Old Dead Tree and the Young Tree Green - Manning ClarkA sense of Australian uncertainty runs through the period 1916-1935: were Australians a people with their own country, their own responsibilities, their own history to make? Or were they essentially Britons, relocated merely by some chance in a far corner of the globe? Was it their destiny to look forward bravely to an unknown future, or to look backwards on a fading imperial past? Clark takes up and follows as a reprise the themes of earlier volumes, and leaves a nation poised on its greatest trial of destiny - the outbreak of World War II. So concludes this great achievement of scholarship and
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May
The Philosophic Roots of Modern Ideology: Liberalism, Communism, Fascism, Islamism (3rd Edition) - David E. Ingersoll, Andrew DavisonA collection of philosophically oriented essays on the three main political ideologies of liberalism, communism, and fascism, this book provides an overview for readers who have little or no knowledge of the basic political idea systems of modern times. It offers analyses of some of the major political thinkers of the modern age: Hobbes, Locke, Burke, Jefferson, Madison, Rousseau, Marx, Lenin, Gorbachev, Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, Hitler, Mussolini, Khomeni, and more. For anyone who wants a better understanding of the conflicts and actions of groups and individuals who see the world through
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May
Organizing Knowledge: An Introduction to Managing Access to Information - J.E. RowleyThe fourth edition of this standard student text, "Organizing Knowledge", incorporates extensive revisions reflecting the increasing shift towards a networked and digital information environment, and its impact on documents, information, knowledge, users and managers.Offering a broad-based overview of the approaches and tools used in the structuring and dissemination of knowledge, it is written in an accessible style and well illustrated with figures and examples. The book has been structured into three parts and twelve chapters and has been thoroughly updated throughout.Part I discusses the
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May
Governing States and Localities - Kevin B. SmithDespite reports of the recession nearing an end, states will have to struggle to make ends meet well into the foreseeable future. The choices are sometimes stark: trade-offs between roads and schools, public safety and health care. The new edition of Governing States and Localities responds to this reality with a new, sharper focus on economic and budget pressures. The chapter on finances comes earlier in the book, helping to frame each of the subsequent issues, and a new feature called “States under Stress” helps students see how fiscal and budgetary policy affects all areas of state and local
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May
Democracy in America - Alexis de Tocqueville, Isaac Kramnick, Gerald BevanDemocracy in America has had the singular honor of being even to this day the work that political commentators of every stripe refer to when they seek to draw large conclusions about the society of the USA. Alexis de Tocqueville, a young French aristocrat, came to the young nation to investigate the functioning of American democracy & the social, political & economic life of its citizens, publishing his observations in 1835 & 1840. Brilliantly written, vividly illustrated with vignettes & portraits, Democracy in America is far more than a trenchant analysis of one society at a
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May
Advanced Engineering Mathematics - Erwin KreyszigThis text is known for its outstanding problem material, accurate and thorough theoretical foundation, easy-to-follow examples, and self-contained parts for teaching flexibility.
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May
Language Lessons: Stories for Teaching and Learning English - Ruth Spack, Ruth SpackIn today’s linguistically diverse classrooms, it is essential for teachers to understand the needs of students who are acquiring English as an additional language. A firm knowledge of theoretical and practical issues must be paired with a deep understanding of the human side of language learning. Language Lessons: Stories for Teaching and Learning English is a short story anthology that offers valuable insight into the inner lives of language learners. A wide variety of linguistic backgrounds is represented in the collection, and the stories examine language learning issues over a broad range of
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May
Doing Psychology Experiments (with InfoTrac ) - David W. MartinEven students with no background in research methods can use this text to learn how to design, execute, interpret, and report on simple psychology experiments! David W. Martin's unique blend of informality, humor, clear instruction, and solid scholarship make this concise text a popular choice for research methods courses in psychology. DOING PSYCHOLOGY EXPERIMENTS guides students through the experimentation process in a step-by-step manner. Martin emphasizes the decision-making aspects of research, as well as the logic behind research procedures. He also devotes two separate chapters to many of
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May
Essentials of Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach - James M. HenslinHenslin's best-selling brief paperback text shares the excitement of sociology-its acclaimed "down-to-earth" approach and personal writing style highlight the sociology of everyday life and its relevance to students' lives. This text is a brief version of the highly regarded hardcover introductory text, "Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach, 7/e." The essential 15 chapters cover all of the topics in the 22-chapter text, and retain the dual emphases on micro and macro (individual and structural) sociology. James Henslin has a unique ability to engage students without talking down to them or
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May
Microeconomics and Behavior - Robert H. FrankRobert Frank's Microeconomics and Behavior covers the essential topics of microeconomics while exploring the relationship between economics analysis and human behavior. The book's clear narrative appeals to students, and its numerous examples help students develop economic intuition. This book introduces modern topics not often found in intermediate textbooks. Its focus throughout is to develop a student's capacity to "think like an economist."