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August
The Meanings of Macho: Being a Man in Mexico City, Tenth Anniversary Edition, with a New Preface - Matthew C GutmannIn this compelling study of machismo in Mexico City, Matthew Gutmann overturns many stereotypes of male culture in Mexico and offers a sensitive and often surprising look at how Mexican men see themselves, parent their children, relate to women, and talk about sex. This tenth anniversary edition features a new preface that updates the stories of the book's key protagonists.
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August
The Cambridge Ancient History, Volume 1, Part 2: Early History of the Middle East - I.E.S. Edwards, C.J. Gadd, Nicholas Geoffrey Lemprière HammondPart II of volume I describes the early historical period of the Near East from about 3000 to 1750 B.C. In Egypt, a long period of political unification and stability enabled the kings of the Old Kingdom to develop and exploit natural resources, to mobilize both the manpower and the technical skill to build the pyramids, and to encourage sculptors in the production of works of superlative quality. After a period of anarchy and civil war at the end of the Sixth Dynasty the local rulers of Thebes established the so-called Middle Kingdom, restoring an age of political calm in which the arts could
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August
Advanced Engineering Mathematics - Michael D. GreenbergThis clear, pedagogically rich book develops a strong understanding of the mathematical principles and practices that today's engineers need to know. Equally as effective as either a textbook or reference manual, it approaches mathematical concepts from an engineering perspective, making physical applications more vivid and substantial. Its comprehensive instructional framework supports a conversational, down-to-earth narrative style, offering easy accessibility and frequent opportunities for application and reinforcement.
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August
Second Language Acquisition: An Introductory Course - Susan M. Gass, Larry SelinkerThis book is a thorough revision of the highly successful text first published in 1994. The authors retain the multidisciplinary approach that presents research from linguistics, sociology, psychology, and education, in a format designed for use in an introductory course for undergraduate or graduate students. The research is updated throughout and there are new sections and chapters in this second edition as well. New chapters cover child language acquisition (first and second), Universal Grammar, and instructed language learning; new sections address issues, such as what data analysis doesn't
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August
The Norton Book of Science Fiction: North American Science Fiction, 1960-90 - Ursula K. Le Guin, Karen Joy Fowler, Brian AtteberyIn the tradition of other groundbreaking Norton anthologies, Ursula K. Le Guin and Brian Atteberry's Norton Book of Science Fiction provided the first truly comphrehensive and cohereent look at the best of contemporary science fiction. Its 67 stories, all published since 1960, offer compelling evidence that science fiction is the source of the most thoughtful, imaginative - indeed literary - fiction being written today. Aficionados will find rarely anthologized gems by their favorite authors - Poul Anderson, Margaret Atwood, Octavia Butler, Samuel R. Delany, Philip K. Dick, William Gibson, Joanna
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August
Multivariable Mathematics: Linear Algebra, Calculus, Differential Equations - Richard E. Williamson, Hale F. TrotterThis book covers material that is usually taken after a first course in calculus: linear algebra, multivariable calculus and differential equations.
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August
Laboratory Manual to Accompany Stern's Introductory Plant Biology - James E. Bidlack, Peter H. Raven, George B. JohnsonThis laboratory manual assumes no previous knowledge of the biological sciences on the part of the student. It is designed for use in a one-semester or one-quarter introductory course in plant biology and shorter introductory botany courses open to both nonmajors and majors.Both the principles of biology and the scientific method are introduced, using plants as illustrations. The exercises demonstrate the underlying unity of all living organisms at the cellular level.The manual is designed so that students can work independently. Instructors are free to require different drawings or other
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August
An Introduction to the Theory of Stellar Structure and Evolution - Dina PrialnikUsing fundamental physics, the theory of stellar structure and evolution is able to predict how stars are born, how their complex internal structure changes, what nuclear fuel they burn, and their ultimate fate. This undergraduate textbook provides a clear, methodical introduction to the theory of stellar structure and evolution. Starting from general principles and axioms, step-by-step coverage leads students to a global, comprehensive understanding of the subject. Throughout, the book uniquely places emphasis on the basic physical principles governing stellar structure and evolution. All
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August
Evolution for Everyone: How Darwin's Theory Can Change the Way We Think About Our Lives - David Sloan WilsonWhat is the biological reason for gossip? For laughter? For the creation of art? Why do dogs have curly tails? What can microbes tell us about morality? These and many other questions are tackled by renowned evolutionist David Sloan Wilson in this witty and groundbreaking new book. With stories that entertain as much as they inform, Wilson outlines the basic principles of evolution and shows how, properly understood, they can illuminate the length and breadth of creation, from the origin of life to the nature of religion. Now everyone can move beyond the sterile debates about creationism and
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August
Foundations in Microbiology - Kathleen Park TalaroWritten with the non-major/allied health student in mind, Foundations in Microbiology offers an engaging and accessible writing style through the use of tools such as case studies and analogies to thoroughly explain difficult microbiology concepts. A taxonomic approach is used for the study of pathogens.