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August
Numerical Analysis - Richard L. Burden, J. Douglas FairesThis is a new edition of a time-tested text introducing modern approximation techniques; explaining how, why, and when they can be expected to work; and providing a firm basis for future study of numerical analysis and scientific computing. The included CD-ROM contains all the book's algorithms, in
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August
The Heath Anthology of American Literature Volume B: Early Nineteenth Century: 1800-1865 - Paul Lauter, King-Kok Cheung, Charles Molesworth, Richard YarboroughUnrivaled diversity and teachability have made The Heath Anthology a best-selling text since the publication of its first edition in 1989. In presenting a more inclusive canon of American literature, The Heath Anthology continues to balance the traditional, leading names in American literature with lesser-known writers and to build upon the anthology's other strengths: its apparatus and its ancillaries. Available in five volumes for greater flexibility, the Fifth Edition offers thematic clusters to stimulate classroom discussions and to show the treatment of important topics across the genres. The
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Control Systems Engineering - Norman S. NiseEmphasizing the practical application of control systems engineering, the new Fourth Edition shows how to analyze and design real-world feedback control systems. Readers learn how to create control systems that support today's advanced technology and apply the latest computer methods to the analysis and design of control systems. A methodology with clearly defined steps is presented for each type of design problem. Continuous design examples give a realistic view of each stage in the control systems design process. A complete tutorial on using MATLAB Version 5 in designing control systems prepares
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August
Critical Terms for Literary Study - Frank Lentricchia, Thomas McLaughlinSince its publication in 1990, Critical Terms for Literary Study has become a landmark introduction to the work of literary theory—giving tens of thousands of students an unparalleled encounter with what it means to do theory and criticism. Significantly expanded, this new edition features six new chapters that confront, in different ways, the growing understanding of literary works as cultural practices. These six new chapters are "Popular Culture," "Diversity," "Imperialism/Nationalism," "Desire," "Ethics," and "Class," by John Fiske, Louis Menand, Seamus Deane, Judith Butler, Geoffrey Galt
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Clinical Assessment In Respiratory Care - Robert Wilkins, Richard L. SheldonFeaturing a comprehensive, well-organized approach, this resource teaches assessment techniques from the most basic skills to more advanced methods for assessing patients in any clinical setting - from the office to the ICU. The new edition provides even more information on key topics, additional case studies and review materials, and a new glossary. Certain topic areas have been streamlined and reorganized for the most effective presentation of material.
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A Short History of World War I - James L. StokesburyWorld War I was a bloodletting so vast and unprecedented that for a generation it was known simply as the Great War. Casualty lists reached unimagined proportions as the same ground -- places like Ypres and the Somme -- was fought over again and again. Other major bloody battles remain vivid in memory to this day: Gallipoli and the Battle of Jutland are but two examples. Europe was at war with itself, and the effect on Western civilization was profound, its repercussions felt even today.World War I saw the introduction of modern technology into the military arena: The tank, airplane, machine gun,
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August
Sampling: Design and Analysis - Sharon LohrSharon L. Lohr's SAMPLING: DESIGN AND ANALYSIS, 2ND EDITION, provides a modern introduction to the field of survey sampling intended for a wide audience of statistics students. Practical and authoritative, the book is listed as a standard reference for training on real-world survey problems by a number of prominent surveying organizations. Lohr concentrates on the statistical aspects of taking and analyzing a sample, incorporating a multitude of applications from a variety of disciplines. The text gives guidance on how to tell when a sample is valid or not, and how to design and analyze many
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August
1984 - George Orwell, Erich FrommWritten in 1948, 1984 was George Orwell's chilling prophecy about the future. While 1984 has come and gone, Orwell's narrative is more timely than ever. 1984 presents a "negative utopia", that is at once a startling and haunting vision of the world — so powerful that it's completely convincing from start to finish. No one can deny the power of this novel, its hold on the imaginations of entire generations of readers, or the resiliency of its admonitions — a legacy that seems to grow, not lessen, with the passage of time.
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Who Rules America? Power, Politics and Social Change - G. William DomhoffDomhoff's text is teaches students about how power operates in U.S. society. It argues that the owners and top-level managers in large income-producing properties are far and away the dominant figures in the U.S.