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August
Introducing Anthropology: An Integrated Approach - Michael Alan Park, Park, Michael A. Park, Michael A.Michael Alan Park's well-paced explanations and inviting tone make Introducing Anthropology a pleasure to read. As the breadth and complexity of the field of anthropology has increased, most texts for introductory-level, general anthropology courses have become longer, but this concise book offers a tightly managed amount of detail in an accessible, student-friendly format. The unique holistic approach focuses on the integration of the biocultural nature, evolution, and behavior of the human species.
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August
Japan: A Short History (One World) - Mikiso HaneAn accessible introduction to an enigmatic country, covering all the key topics from the times of the legendary samurai to Japan's position as an industrialized post-war nation.
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August
Operations Management: Quality and Competitiveness in a Global Environment - Roberta S. Russell, Bernard W. Taylor IIIFeaturing an ideal balance of managerial issues and quantitative techniques, this new Fifth Edition of Russell and Taylor's comprehensive introduction to operations management keeps pace with current innovations and issues in the field, particularly those related to the impact of information technology and the global business environment on OM. The authors present the concepts clearly and logically, and help students see how OM relates to real business. Russell and Taylor recognize that many students struggle with the quantitative material in their Operations Management course. That's why their
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August
Teaching to Change the World - Jeannie Oakes, Martin Lipton, Oakes JeannieIn 1998, the first edition of Teaching To Change The World broke new ground in teacher education by positioning the foundations and practices of American schooling in the context of the struggle for social justice, democratic communities, and a better world. Indeed, Teaching to Change the World has become more than a book title; for thousands of individuals and for entire teacher education programs it is an everyday expression that embodies rigorous preparation and the highest professional aspirations for becoming a teacher. Author Jeannie Oakes was the founding director of UCLA's Center X - the
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August
Biological Psychology: An Introduction to Behavioral, Cognitive, and Clinical Neuroscience - Mark R. RosenzweigPresents a comprehensive survey of the bases of behaviour. This work offers an illustration program and a perspective - encompassing descriptions of behaviour, evolutionary history, development, proximate mechanisms and applications.
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August
MapReduce Design Patterns: Building Effective Algorithms and Analytics for Hadoop and Other Systems - Donald Miner, Adam ShookUntil now, design patterns for the MapReduce framework have been scattered among various research papers, blogs, and books. This handy guide brings together a unique collection of valuable MapReduce patterns that will save you time and effort regardless of the domain, language, or development framework you’re using. Each pattern is explained in context, with pitfalls and caveats clearly identified to help you avoid common design mistakes when modeling your big data architecture. This book also provides a complete overview of MapReduce that explains its origins and implementations, and why design
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August
Culture and Psychology - David Matsumoto, Linda JuangThis market-leading text puts psychological theories and concepts into a cross-cultural framework that invites you to discover, question, and ultimately, understand the relationship between culture and psychology. Along the way, you'll explore topics like changing gender roles, sexuality, self-esteem, aggression, personality, and mate selection. It all adds up to a text that will leave you with a deeper, more complex understanding of the nature of culture, its relationship to psychological processes, and the differences and similarities between cultures in our increasingly globalized world.
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August
Melodrama and Modernity: Early Sensational Cinema and Its Contexts - Ben SingerIn this groundbreaking investigation into the nature and meanings of melodrama in American culture between 1880 and 1920, Ben Singer offers a challenging new reevaluation of early American cinema and the era that spawned it. Singer looks back to the sensational or "blood and thunder" melodramas (e.g., "The Perils of Pauline, The Hazards of Helen, " etc.) and uncovers a fundamentally modern cultural expression, one reflecting spectacular transformations in the sensory environment of the metropolis, in the experience of capitalism, in the popular imagination of gender, and in the exploitation of
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August
Citizen Soldiers: The U S Army from the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany - Stephen E. AmbroseFrom Stephen E. Ambrose, bestselling author of Band of Brothers and D-Day, the inspiring story of the ordinary men of the U.S. army in northwest Europe from the day after D-Day until the end of the bitterest days of World War II. In this riveting account, historian Stephen E. Ambrose continues where he left off in his #1 bestseller D-Day. Citizen Soldiers opens at 0001 hours, June 7, 1944, on the Normandy beaches, and ends at 0245 hours, May 7, 1945, with the allied victory. It is biography of the US Army in the European Theater of Operations, and Ambrose again follows the individual characters
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August
Introduction to Vector Analysis - Harry F. Davis, Arthur David SniderFocusing on vector analysis, this book aims to meet the professional needs of the engineer or scientist, and to give the mathematician an understanding of the three-dimensional versions of the theorems of higher geometry. Concepts are described geometrically and then examined analytically, allowing the reader to visualize a concept before it is formally defined.