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Language Development - Erika Hoff-GinsbergThis comprehensive text offers a balanced, in-depth presentation of a variety of information on how children develop language, beginning with the perception and production of speech sounds in infancy and moving through the development of vocabulary, grammar, and communicative competence. Also included are chapters on language in special populations, childhood bilingualism, and the biological bases of language (which covers such topics as evolution, chimps, and aphasia). Written by an author who has a background in both speech pathology and psychology, the text uses theory to motivate and explain
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Ecology: Concepts and Applications - Manuel C. Molles Jr.This introductory general ecology text features a strong emphasis on helping students grasp the main concepts of ecology while keeping the presentation more applied than theoretical. An evolutionary perspective forms the foundation of the entire discussion. The book begins with the natural history of the planet, considers portions of the whole in the middle chapters, and ends with another perspective of the entire planet in the concluding chapter. Its unique organization of focusing only on several key concepts in each chapter sets it apart from the competition.
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Aircraft Digital Electronic and Computer Systems: Principles, Operation and Maintenance - Mike TooleyThe Aircraft Engineering Principles and Practice Series provides students, apprentices and practicing aerospace professionals with the definitive resources to advance their aircraft engineering maintenance studies and career. This book provides an introduction to the principles of aircraft digital and electronic systems. It is written for anyone pursuing a career in aircraft maintenance engineering or a related aerospace engineering discipline, and in particular will be suitable for those studying for licensed aircraft maintenance engineer status as part of an EASA or FAR-147 approved course or
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Introduction to Special Relativity - James H. SmithConcise, well-written treatment of epochal theory of modern physics covers classical relativity and the relativity postulate, time dilation, the twin paradox, momentum and energy, particles of zero mass, electric and magnetic fields and forces, and more. Only high school math is needed, and an abundance of examples make this text ideal for self-study. 70 illustrations.
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Corporate Finance - Jonathan Berk, Peter DeMarzoUsing the unifying valuation framework based on the Law of One Price, this work covers time-tested principles and the advancements with the practical perspective of the financial manager.
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Searching for Memory: The Brain, the Mind, and the Past - Daniel L. SchacterMemory. There may be nothing more important to human beings than our ability to enshrine experience and recall it. While philosophers and poets have elevated memory to an almost mystical level, psychologists have struggled to demystify it. Now, according to Daniel Schacter, one of the most distinguished memory researchers, the mysteries of memory are finally yielding to dramatic, even revolutionary, scientific breakthroughs. Schacter explains how and why it may change our understanding of everything from false memory to Alzheimer’s disease, from recovered memory to amnesia with fascinating
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Art Through the Ages - Helen Gardner, Fred S. Kleiner, Christin J. MamiyaThe market-leading text for the art history survey course, GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES has served as a comprehensive and thoughtfully crafted guide to the defining phases of the world's artistic tradition. With this book in hand, thousands of students have watched the story of art unfold in its full historical, social, religious, economic, and cultural context, and thus deepened their understanding of art, architecture, painting, and sculpture. By virtue of its comprehensive coverage, strong emphasis on context, and rich, accurate art reproductions, GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES has earned and
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City of Dreadful Delight: Narratives of Sexual Danger in Late-Victorian London - Judith R. WalkowitzFrom tabloid exposes of child prostitution to the grisly tales of Jack the Ripper, narratives of sexual danger pulsated through Victorian London. Expertly blending social history and cultural criticism, Judith Walkowitz shows how these narratives reveal the complex dramas of power, politics, and sexuality that were being played out in late nineteenth-century Britain, and how they influenced the language of politics, journalism, and fiction. Victorian London was a world where long-standing traditions of class and gender were challenged by a range of public spectacles, mass media scandals, new
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Handbook of Emotions - Michael  Lewis, Jeannette M. Haviland-JonesOnce relegated to the back burner of psychological science, emotions are now recognized as an essential area of interdisciplinary investigation. This fully revised and updated second edition of the Handbook of Emotions provides a comprehensive analysis of what is currently known about emotion in human behavior. Demonstrating the vitality and strength of the field--and illuminating promising directions for future research--new and revised chapters bring readers up to date on the extensive theoretical and empirical gains that have been made since the publication of the classic first edition. Unique
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The Variational Principles of Mechanics - Cornelius LanczosPhilosophic, less formalistic approach to perennially important field of analytical mechanics. Model of clear, scholarly exposition at graduate level with coverage of basic concepts, calculus of variations, principle of virtual work, equations of motion, relativistic mechanics, much more. First inexpensive paperbound edition. Index. Bibliography.