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June
A Creative Approach to Music Fundamentals (with CD-ROM and Keyboard Booklet) - William DuckworthThis market-leading book for the Fundamentals of Music course addresses students' differing abilities. Internationally renowned composer William Duckworth covers the fundamentals in 14 concise main chapters that are supplemented by 11 enrichment appendices. These offer extended coverage for teachers or students who desire additional instruction. With a practical focus on developing skills, Duckworth presents many clear examples that show students the basics. Because students can best learn the fundamentals by using them, written and aural exercises give students the opportunity to creatively apply
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June
Abusing Science: The Case Against Creationism - Philip Kitcher"Abusing Science" is a manual for intellectual self-defense, the most complete available for presenting the case against Creationist pseudo-science. It is also a lucid exposition of the nature and methods of genuine science. The book begins with a concise introduction to evolutionary theory for non-scientists and closes with a rebuttal of the charge that this theory undermines religious and moral values. It will astonish many readers that this case must still be made in the 1980s, but since it must, Philip Kitcher makes it irresistibly and forcefully. Not long ago, a federal court struck down an
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June
Roadways to Success - James C. Williamson, Debra A. McCandrew, Charles T. MuseA student-centered book with an integrated case study to meet the needs of new-to-campus students or those returning to school after an absence. "Roadways to Success" presents relevant material that aids students in learning concepts and skills they need, when they need them. All activities have a clear purpose that support each concept presented. Case studies and self-assessment begin each chapter. Incentives are built in to encourage students to move forward with a positive attitude. Now includes the interview process with advice and prescriptive direction from top level, experienced recruiters
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June
Civil Procedure - Stephen C. YeazellSee for yourself why Stephen C. Yeazell's CIVIL PROCEDURE is the choice of so many instructors nationwide--examine the Sixth Edition before your next course.
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June
Glut: Mastering Information Through the Ages - Alex WrightWhat do primordial bacteria, medieval alchemists, and the World Wide Web have to do with each other? This fascinating exploration of how information systems emerge takes readers on a provocative journey through the history of the information age. Today's "information explosion" may seem like an acutely modern phenomenon, but we are not the first generation--nor even the first species--to wrestle with the problem of information overload. Long before the advent of computers, human beings were collecting, storing, and organizing information: from Ice Age taxonomies to Sumerian archives, Greek
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June
The Hidden Smile of God: The Fruit of Affliction in the Lives of John Bunyan, William Cowper, and David Brainerd - John PiperBunyan. Cowper. Brainerd. We read their stories and wonder how they endured. How does one survive twelve years in a dank prison cell? How does one survive month after month of a depression so debilitating that death seems the only hope? How does one endure tuberculosis? Or cancer, or emptiness, or death, or loneliness, or divorce? Whatever the trial may be, how does one endure without the soul shriveling up and blowing away with the breeze? In the lives of John Bunyan, William Cowper, and David Brainerd, we find the strength of soul that not only endures hardship, but honors God in the midst of
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June
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't - James C. CollinsThe Challenge Built to Last, the defining management study of the nineties, showed how great companies triumph over time and how long-term sustained performance can be engineered into the DNA of an enterprise from the verybeginning. But what about the company that is not born with great DNA? How can good companies, mediocre companies, even bad companies achieve enduring greatness? The Study For years, this question preyed on the mind of Jim Collins. Are there companies that defy gravity and convert long-term mediocrity or worse into long-term superiority? And if so, what are the universal
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June
American Government: Institutions and Policies - James Q. Wilson, John J. DiIulio Jr.Acclaimed for the scholarship of its prominent authors and the clarity of its narrative, American Government sets the standard for public policy coverage while maintaining focus on three fundamental topics: the institutions of American government; the historical development of governmental procedures, actors, and policies; and who governs in the United States and to what end.Proven pedagogical features involve students in the material, including chapter outlines, suggested web links for research, and How Things Work boxes that summarize basic information and important facts.
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June
The Diviners - Margaret Laurence, Margaret AtwoodIn The Diviners, Morag Gunn, a middle aged writer who lives in a farmhouse on the Canadian prairie, struggles to understand the loneliness of her eighteen-year-old daughter. With unusual wit and depth, Morag recognizes that she needs solitude and work as much as she needs the love of her family. With an afterword by Margaret Atwood. "Mrs. Laurence's [novel] is both poetic and muscular, and her heroine is certainly one of the more humane, unglorified, unpolemical, believable women to have appeared in recent fiction."—The New Yorker
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June
Making Movies - Sidney LumetFrom one of America's most acclaimed directors comes a book that is both a professional memoir and a definitive guide to the art, craft, and business of the motion picture. Drawing on 40 years of experience on movies ranging from Long Day's Journey Into Night to The Verdict, Lumet explains the painstaking labor that results in two hours of screen magic.