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Physical Science, Its Structure and Development: From Geometric Astronomy to the Mechanical Theory of Heat - Edwin C. KembleThis introduction to physical science combines a rigorous discussion of scientific principles with sufficient historical background and philosophic interpretation to add a new dimension of interest to the accounts given in more conventional textbooks. It brings out the twofold character of physical science as an expanding body of verifiable knowledge and as an organized human activity whose goals and values are major factors in the revolutionary changes sweeping over the world today.Professor Kemble insists that to understand science one must understand not only what the scientists have
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The Fatal Equilibrium - Marshall JevonsAt Harvard, tenure decisions are a matter of life -- or death. For Dennis Gossen, the economics department whiz kid currently being considered for tenure, it's definitely death. When he's turned down by the high-and-mighty Promotion and Tenure Committee, Gossen commits suicide. A Question of Cost Accounting... Or does he? It's hard to imagine why a young man with a brilliant scholarly future -- at Harvard or not -- would come up with an equation in which the opportunity cost of killing himself (a high price, considering his potential earnings) would be outweighed by the emotional cost of
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The World of Ancient Times - Carl RoebuckEMBELLISHMENT. The unlimited variety of ornamentation of which Gothic architecture admits is a further recommendation to its use in the construction of sepulchral memorials. This advantage, however, has its accompanying danger; for since it admits of every description of symbolic and decorative ornament, without materially affecting the principal design, objectionable as well as desirable embellishment may be easily introduced. A few hints, therefore, on the subject are here offered, chiefly by way of caution. We will first speak of simple decoration, and afterward of symbolism. Decorative
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The Vanishing Hitchhiker: American Urban Legends and Their Meanings - Jan Harold Brunvand, BrunvandThe Vanishing Hitchhiker was Professor Brunvand's first popular book on urban legends, and it remains a classic. The culmination of twenty years of collection and research, this book is a must-have for urban legend lovers.
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Utility of Gains and Losses: Measurement-Theoretical and Experimental Approaches - R. Duncan LuceThis new monograph presents Dr. Luce's current understanding of the behavioral properties people exhibit (or should exhibit) when they make selections among alternatives and how these properties lead to numerical representations of those preferences. It summarizes, and places in historical perspective, the research Dr. Luce has done on utility theory for over 10 years. Included are axiomatic theoretical formulations, experiments designed to test individual assumptions, and analyses of the fit to bodies of data of numerical representations derived from the theory.
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Medical Imaging Signals and Systems - Jerry L. Prince, Jonathan LinksWith signal processing as its foundation, this text covers the most important imaging modalities in radiology: projection radiography, x-ray computed tomography, nuclear medicine, ultrasound imaging, and magnetic resonance imaging.
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The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Vol. F: The Twentieth Century & After - M.H. Abrams, Stephen Greenblatt, Jahan Ramazani, James Simpson, Jon Stallworthy, Jack Stillinger, Carol T. Christ, Lawrence Lipking, George M. Logan, Alfred David, KathariFirmly grounded by the hallmark strengths of all Norton Anthologies thorough and helpful introductory matter, judicious annotation, complete texts wherever possible The Norton Anthology of English Literature has been revitalized in this Eighth Edition through the collaboration between six new editors and six seasoned ones. Under the direction of Stephen Greenblatt, General Editor, the editors have reconsidered all aspects of the anthology to make it an even better teaching tool.
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Eloquent Ruby - Russ OlsenIt's easy to write correct Ruby code, but to gain the fluency needed to write "great "Ruby code, you must go beyond syntax and absorb the "Ruby way" of thinking and problem solving. In "Eloquent Ruby, "Russ Olsen helps you write Ruby like true Rubyists do-so you can leverage its immense, surprising power. Olsen draws on years of experience internalizing the Ruby culture and teaching Ruby to other programmers. He guides you to the "Ah Ha!" moments when it suddenly becomes clear why Ruby works the way it does, and how you can take advantage of this language's elegance and expressiveness." Eloquent
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Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking, with E-Book - Lynn S. Bickley, Peter G. SzilagyiThe Ninth Edition of this classic text provides the best foundation for performing physical examination and taking the patient history. The book features a vibrant full-color design with over 1,400 drawings and photographs and a clear, simple two-column format with examination techniques on the left and abnormalities and interpretations on the right. Highlights of this edition include greater emphasis on patient communication and interview techniques, a new chapter on the older adult, and over 200 new drawings and photographs of abnormalities. A front-of-book CD-ROM includes videos of head-to-toe
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Illuminating Social Life: Classical and Contemporary Theory Revisited - Peter J. KivistoIn Illuminating Social Life: Classical and Contemporary Theory Revisited, Third Edition editor Peter Kivisto once again shows today s students how classical and contemporary social theories can be used to make sense of the world they inhabit. Through thirteen essays, the book applies various social theories from the past and the present to select facets of modern life, such as the Internet, the world of work, fast food restaurants, shopping malls, alcohol use, body building, sales and service, and new religious movements. All of the contributors to this collection of essays share a common purpose