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August
Thick Face, Black Heart: The Asian Path to Thriving, Winning & Succeeding - Chin-Ning ChuThis guide fuses the wisdom of the East and West, and explores how ancient Asian battle strategies and cultural mindsets can be applied today to achieve mental toughness and winning business techniques.
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August
Diagnostic Bacteriology: A Study Guide - Margaret A. BarteltOrganized in a concise, simplified manner using an outline format to organize the material, this text emphasizes the role of the clinical microbiology laboratory in diagnosing and treating diseases. Bacteria (e.g., gram-positive, anaerobic, etc.) and laboratory procedures (e.g., antimicrobial agents and susceptibility tests) are clustered in seven unique sections. Chapter study questions and a 100-question comprehensive exam are included.
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August
Rereading America: Cultural Contexts for Critical Thinking and Writing - Gary Colombo, Robert Cullen, Bonnie Lisle"Rereading America" has remained the most widely adopted book of its kind because of its unique approach to the issue of cultural diversity. Unlike other multicultural composition readers that settle for representing the plurality of American voices and cultures, "Rereading America" encourages students to grapple with the real differences in perspectives that arise in our complex society. With extensive editorial apparatus that puts readings from the mainstream into conversation with readings from the margins, "Rereading America" provokes students to explore the foundations and contradictions of
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August
Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation - Joseph J. EllisIn retrospect, it seems as if the American Revolution was inevitable. But was it? In Founding Brothers, Joseph J. Ellis reveals that many of those truths we hold to be self-evident were actually fiercely contested in the early days of the republic. Ellis focuses on six crucial moments in the life of the new nation, including a secret dinner at which the seat of the nation's capital was determined--in exchange for support of Hamilton's financial plan; Washington's precedent-setting Farewell Address; and the Hamilton and Burr duel. Most interesting, perhaps, is the debate (still dividing scholars
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August
Computer Organization and Architecture: Designing for Performance - William StallingsThis book provides a clear, comprehensive presentation of the latest developments in the organization and architecture of modern-day computers, emphasizing both fundamental principles "and" the critical role of performance in driving computer design. A basic reference and companion for self-study, it conveys concepts through a wealth of concrete examples highlighting modern CISC and RISC systems. A five-part organization covers: an overview, the computer system, the central processing unit, the control unit, and parallel organization. For computer engineers and architects, product marketing
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August
Introduction to Machine Learning - Ethem AlpaydinThe goal of machine learning is to program computers to use example data or past experience to solve a given problem. Many successful applications of machine learning exist already, including systems that analyze past sales data to predict customer behavior, recognize faces or spoken speech, optimize robot behavior so that a task can be completed using minimum resources, and extract knowledge from bioinformatics data. "Introduction to Machine Learning" is a comprehensive textbook on the subject, covering a broad array of topics not usually included in introductory machine learning texts. It
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August
The Arts of China - Michael  SullivanThis book presents a fascinating and balanced picture of Chinese art from the Stone Age to the present day. The author concerns himself not only with art, but also with Chinese philosophy, religion, and the realm of ideas.
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August
Invitation to Theology: A Guide to Study, Conversation & Practice - Michael JinkinsAre you intimidated by theology? Confused? Bored? Michael Jinkins knows it doesn't have to be that way. "Theology is our critical and prayerful reflection on the totality of life," he writes. "We all do theology on a regular basis, whether or not we are conscious of the fact." In Invitation to Theology Jinkins offers a knowledgeable, helpful and caring guide to walk you through the basics of the Christian faith. Following the pattern of the ancient summary of the Christian faith, the Apostles' Creed, Jinkins highlights the key doctrines of God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, humanity, church,
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August
Denying History: Who Says the Holocaust Never Happened & Why Do They Say It? - Michael Shermer, Alex Grobman, Arthur HertzbergDenying History takes an in-depth look at those claiming the Holocaust never happened, exploring their motivations. While many dismiss Holocaust deniers as antisemitic neo-Nazis not deserving response, historians Michael Shermer & Alex Grobman have immersed themselves in their minds & culture. They've interviewed deniers, read their literature, monitored their Web sites, attended their conferences, debated them, even traveled thru Europe to conduct research at the extermination camps. Uncovering a complex social movement, the authors go deeper than ever before in not only trying to