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Maize and Grace: Africa's Encounter with a New World Crop, 1500-2000 - James C. McCannSometime around 1500 A.D., an African farmer planted a maize seed imported from the New World. That act set in motion the remarkable saga of one of the world's most influential crops--one that would transform the future of Africa and of the Atlantic world. Africa's experience with maize is distinctive but also instructive from a global perspective: experts predict that by 2020 maize will become the world's most cultivated crop. James McCann moves easily from the village level to the continental scale, from the medieval to the modern, as he explains the science of maize production and explores how
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August
Decision Support Systems (2nd Edition) - George M. MarakasPacked with essential information, this valuable volume helps future business management professionals learn to make and support managerial decisions, providing a thorough understanding of the support aspect of DSS. Written from a cognitive processes and decision-making perspective, it concentrates on issues that emphasize managerial applications and the implication of decision support technology on those issues. The volume examines data warehouses, intelligent software agents and DSS system development, as well as an introduction to decision support systems, decision in the organization,
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August
The Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab World - Avi ShlaimAs it celebrated its fiftieth anniversary, the State of Israel could count many important successes, but its conflict with the Palestinians and the Arab world at large casts a long shadow over its history. What was promulgated as an "iron-wall" strategy—dealing with the Arabs from a position of unassailable strength—was meant to yield to a further stage where Israel would be strong enough to negotiate a satisfactory peace with its neighbors. The goal remains elusive. In this penetrating study, Avi Shlaim examines how variations of the iron-wall philosophy have guided Israel’s leaders; he finds
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Artificial Intelligence - Elaine RichArtificial Intelligence is a somewhat dated introduction to the subject. If you are looking for an introduction to core topics in artificial intelligence (AI), such as logic, knowledge representation, and search, this book has something to offer. However, if you want to learn about some of the newer areas of AI, such as genetic algorithms, neural networks, and intelligent agents, you will wish to select a different text.
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Grant Seeking in an Electronic Age (Part of the Allyn & Bacon Series in Technical Communication) - Victoria MikelonisThis guide teaches students and professionals a systematic process for researching, designing, writing, and submitting successful grant-seeking proposals. Focusing on proposals submitted for government, foundation, and corporation funding, "Grant Seeking in an Electronic Age "leads the reader through a six-step grant-seeking process, from researching potential funders, to designing, writing and submitting a proposal that follows the funder's guidelines. Grounded in theory, but rooted in successful practice, it teaches students what really works-a third of students who submit proposals based on
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August
Kaplan AP Macroeconomics/Microeconomics - Sangeeta Bishop, Christine Parrott, Chuck Martie, Raymond MillerYou've spent the year gaining advanced knowledge. Now it's time to reap the rewards: money-saving college credit or advanced placement, and an admissions edge. Yet a top score on the AP exam requires more than knowing the material. Even if your instructor was great and you worked hard in class, you need to get comfortable with the test format itself, preparing for pitfalls and arming yourself with foolproof strategies. That's where the Kaplan plan offers the clear advantage. With more than 70 years of proven test-prep experience, Kaplan has developed unique study guides that provide cutting-edge
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August
Writing about Writing: A College Reader - Elizabeth Wardle, Douglas DownsWhen Doug Downs and Elizabeth Wardle published their article “Teaching about Writing, Righting Misconceptions” in June 2007, they challenged the field to imagine a new approach to first-year composition. Their groundbreaking new reader, Writing About Writing, does exactly that, by encouraging students to draw on what they know in order to contribute to ongoing conversations about writing and literacy.   Class-tested by thousands of students, Writing about Writing presents accessible writing studies research by authors such as Donald Murray, Mike Rose, and Deborah Brandt, together with popular
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August
Acoustics - Leo L. BeranekACOUSTICS. Leo L. Beranek. Source of practical acoustical concepts and theory, with information on microphones, loud-speakers and speaker enclosures, and room acoustics. 491 pp, hardcover 1986 (original published 1954).
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August
Universe - Roger A. Freedman, William J. Kaufmann IIIKnown edition after edition for its state-of-the-science coverage, Universe breaks new ground in its Eighth Edition with added pedagogical support and pioneering media and supplements. It places the basics of astronomy and the process of science within the grasp of introductory students.   Package Universe, Eighth Edition with FREE Starry Night CD! use Package ISBN 0-7167-9564-7   SPLIT VOLUMES In addition to the complete 28-chapter version of Universe, two shorter versions are also available: Universe: The Solar System, Third Edition (Chapters 1-16 and 28) 0-7167-9563-9; w/FREE Starry Night
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Within Her Power: Propertied Women in Colonial Virginia (New World in the Atlantic World) - Linda SturtzThis is an engaging and comprehensive study of property-owning women in the colony of Tidewater, VA during the 17th & 18th centuries. It examines the social restrictions on women's behaviour and speech, opportunities and difficulties these women encountered in the legal system, the economic and discretionary authority they enjoyed, the roles they played in the family business,their roles in the later, trans-Atlantic trading framework, and the imperial context within which these colonial women lived, making this a welcome addition to both colonial and women's history.