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September
The Penguin Dictionary of Economics - Graham Bannock, Evan Davis, R.E. BaxterWhether readers are students of economics or simply want to follow the economic discussions in the media today, this wide-ranging and accessible dictionary is the perfect source for explanations of a host of economic terms. With a world- wide focus that befits our truly global age, the seventh edition covers recent developments in economic theory and practice and contains detailed information on economic terms and the history of economics, as well as biographies of influential economists. Addressing finance and game theory, international monetary and welfare economics, applied economics, and major
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September
Introduction to Computer Security - Matt BishopIn this authoritative book, widely respected practitioner and teacher Matt Bishop presents a clear and useful introduction to the art and science of information security. Bishop's insights and realistic examples will help any practitioner or student understand the crucial links between security theory and the day-to-day security challenges of IT environments.Bishop explains the fundamentals of security: the different types of widely used policies, the mechanisms that implement these policies, the principles underlying both policies and mechanisms, and how attackers can subvert these tools—as well
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September
Introduction to Sociology: A Text with Readings - Daniel E. Hebding, Leonard Glicktakes a balanced, eclectic approach to teaching basic sociology. The book presents all three major perspectives throughout in a way that makes them accessible to all levels of students. Each chapter includes several provocative readings that will elicit student interest and discussion and that act as a built-in reader. An in-text study guide reinforces learning and adds value for students.
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September
How the Beatles Destroyed Rock 'n' Roll: An Alternative History of American Popular Music - Elijah WaldThis is an alternative history of American music that, instead of recycling the familiar cliches of jazz and rock, looks at what people were playing, hearing and dancing to throughout the 20th century, using a wealth of original research, curious quotations, and an irreverent fascination with the oft-despised commercial mainstream.
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September
Food Microbiology: An Introduction - Thomas J. Montville, Karl R. Matthews, Kalmia E. KnielThis textbook presents authoritative coverage in a format designed to facilitate teaching and learning. Encourages students to venture beyond memorization and think critically to gain a broader conceptual understanding of food microbiology and acquire the understanding and skills necessary to ensure the safety of tomorrow's food supply. Introduces the genetics and molecular mechanisms important for the understanding of foodborne microbes. Includes expert perspectives on parasites, viruses and prions, and non-thermal processes. Incorporates instructors' input to further clarify complex topics in
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September
Coercion, Capital and European States: Ad 990 - 1992 - Charles TillyThis is at once an account and an explanation of the evolution of European states during the present millennium. The central problem addressed by the author concerns the great variety in the kinds of state that have prevailed in Europe since AD 990....Professor Tilly shows how interactions between the wielders of power on the one hand and the manipulators of capital on the other resulted in three state formations each of which prevailed over long periods -- tribute-taking empires, systems of fragmented sovereignty, and national states.
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September
Introduction to Modern Information Retrieval - G.G. ChowdhurryThe recently revised third edition of this highly regarded text blends traditional theories, techniques and tools with coverage of cutting-edge advancements and sophisticated new technologies in information retrieval (IR). Unique in its scope, author G.G. Chowdhury s exhaustive guide spans the whole spectrum of this rapidly expanding field, including: 'Database technology, Bibliographic formats, Cataloging and metadata, Subject analysis and representation, Automatic indexing and file organization, Vocabulary control, Abstracts and indexing, Searching and retrieval models, User interfaces,
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September
Elementary Survey Sampling - Richard L. Scheaffer, William Mendenhall, R. Lyman Ott, Kenneth G. GerowELEMENTARY SURVEY SAMPLING is an engaging and practical introduction to survey sampling. The book begins with real-world scenarios and uses easy-to-understand formulas, methodologies, and concepts to show how sample surveys are used in a wide variety of situations.
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September
How to Think Theologically - Howard W. Stone, James O. DukeAn outstanding introduction for college, seminary, and lay readers, this second edition of the 1996 volume has been fully updated and expanded with new resources, examples, vignettes, diagnostic exercisess, and case studies. Addressing the how and why of theological sources, moves, and methods, Stone and Duke guide readers into their own theological roots and then into major theological topics - gospel, sin and salvation, vocation, ethical discernment - through real-life case studies.