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July
J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography - Richard J. CoxThis meticulous biography traces Tolkien's life from his boyhood in South Africa to his formative school years in England, his college years at Oxford, and his career as an influential scholar and revolutionary writer. His immensely popular books are discussed in great detail, from their inception as ideas through their publication and remarkable legacy. This biography will appeal to students who are fans of Tolkien's books, as well as those who are new to the world of Middle Earth. Included are an extensive bibliography of poems, fiction, and scholarly work written by Tolkien, and a further
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July
Cultural Studies and the Study of Popular Culture - John  StoreyThis revised and fully updated version of John Storey's best-selling survey is an accessible introduction to the range of theories and methods that have been used to study contemporary popular culture. The book also provides a map of the development of cultural studies through discussion of its most influential approaches. Organized around a series of case studies, each chapter focuses on a different media form and presents a critical overview of the methodology for the actual study of popular culture. Individual chapters cover topics such as television, fiction, film, newspapers and magazines,
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July
American Kinship: A Cultural Account - David Murray SchneiderAmerican Kinship is the first attempt to deal systematically with kinship as a system of symbols and meanings, and not simply as a network of functionally interrelated familial roles. Schneider argues that the study of a highly differentiated society such as our own may be more revealing of the nature of kinship than the study of anthropologically more familiar, but less differentiated societies. He goes to the heart of the ideology of relations among relatives in America by locating the underlying features of the definition of kinship—nature vs. law, substance vs. code. One of the most
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July
Belize: A Guide to the People, Politics, and Culture - Ian PeedleThis new series of country guides is designed for travellers and students who want to understand the wider picture and build up an overall knowledge of a country. Each In Focus guide is a lively and thought-provoking introduction to the country's people, politics and culture.The In Focus guides will brief you on: The history: Conquest, life as a colony, quest for independence and the building of a modern nation. How history can help explain today's society and politics. The people: Who lives where, how they live. The different worlds of the poor and the rich; blacks, Indians and whites; Arabs
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July
Essential Clinical Anatomy - Keith L. Moore, Anne M.R. AgurEssential Clinical Anatomy, Third Edition presents the core anatomical concepts found in Clinically Oriented Anatomy, Fifth Edition in a concise, easy-to-read, and student-friendly format. This streamlined book is an excellent review for the larger text and an ideal primary text for health professions courses with brief coverage of anatomy. This edition features new full-color surface anatomy photographs and new diagnostic images. A new design makes the book visually appealing and easier to navigate. Accompanying the book is an Online Student Resource Center, which includes interactive clinical
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July
Seteguh Karang - Tuan Faridah Syed AbdullahNovel Seteguh Karang mengisahkan peristiwa tragik sebuah keluarga yang selama ini hidup bahagia dan sentosa. Kematian dalam keluarga telah menghancurkan impian tiga orang gadis yang telah ditinggalkan oleh ibu bapa mereka yang terlibat dalam kemalangan jalan raya. Anis, Maysarah dan Anita terpaksa berhadapan dengan seribu satu masalah yang tidak terduga. Kuatkah hati mereka dalam menempuhi badai kehidupan? Peristiwa ini telah diungkapkan oleh penulisnya dengan olahan yang menarik dan menyakinkan.
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July
A First Course in Statistical Programming with R - W. John Braun, Duncan J. MurdochThis is the only introduction you'll need to start programming in R, the open-source language that is free to download, and lets you adapt the source code for your own requirements. Co-written by one of the R Core Development Team, and by an established R author, this book comes with real R code that complies with the standards of the language. Unlike other introductory books on the ground-breaking R system, this book emphasizes programming, including the principles that apply to most computing languages, and techniques used to develop more complex projects. Learning the language is made easier by
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July
Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives - Nicholas A. Christakis, James H. FowlerYour colleague's husband's sister can make you fat, even if you don't know her. A happy neighbor has more impact on your happiness than a happy spouse. These startling revelations of how much we truly influence one another are revealed in the studies of Drs. Christakis and Fowler, which have repeatedly made front-page news nationwide. In CONNECTED, the authors explain why emotions are contagious, how health behaviors spread, why the rich get richer, even how we find and choose our partners. Intriguing and entertaining, CONNECTED overturns the notion of the individual and provides a revolutionary
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July
The Private Worlds of Dying Children - Myer Bluebond-Langer, Myer Bluebond-Langer"The death of a child," writes Myra Bluebond-Langner, "poignantly underlines the impact of social and cultural factors on the way that we die and the way that we permit others to die." In a moving drama constructed from her observations of leukemic children, aged three to nine, in a hospital ward, she shows how the children come to know they are dying, how and why they attempt to conceal this knowledge from their parents and the medical staff, and how these adults in turn try to conceal from the children their awareness of the child's impending death.
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July
Instrument Flying Handbook - Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Aviation AdministrationThis series of textbooks and supplements for pilots, student pilots, aviation instructors, and aviation specialists provides information on every topic needed to qualify for and excel in the field of aviation. Most FAA Knowledge Exams’ questions are taken directly from the information presented in these texts. Written for applicants preparing for an Airplane or Helicopter Instrument Rating, this book is also valuable to instrument flight instructors (CFII) and already-rated pilots who would like to refresh their skills. It is the official source for all instrument questions appearing on the FAA