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October
Understanding Movies - Louis D. Giannetti'Understanding Movies' is designed to help students analyse movies with precision and technical sophistication. Its focus is on formalism - how the forms of the film create meaning. It is updated with recent films and personalities for students.
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October
Who Am I in the Lives of Children? an Introduction to Early Childhood Education - Stephanie Feeney, Doris Christensen, Eva Moravcik, Sherry Nolte""What kind of person am I? What kind of professional will I become?""" "These are the questions that the authors pose to the reader in "Who Am I in the Lives of Children, Eighth Edition." Taking a child-centered approach and focusing on values and ethics the authors present the foundation and the tools that pre-service teachers need to become the kind of teacher that can make a difference in a child's life. The book offers the following pedagogical tools to help accomplish this goal: "Reflection Boxes"--encourage reflective thinking. "Learning Outcomes"--relate to the NAEYC standard for the
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October
Linguistics: An Introduction to Language and Communication - Adrian AkmajianThis introductory linguistics text looks at various themes. One primary theme is the question, How is a speaker's communicative intent recognized? Rather than treat phonology, phonetics, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics as completely separate fields, the text shows how they interact in principled ways. Similarly, language variation and acquisition are informed by results in these fields. The text provides a sound introduction to linguistic methodology while also revealing why people are intrinsically interested in language - the ultimate puzzle of the human mind.
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October
A Digital Signal Processing Primer - Ken SteiglitzThis text is directed at the market of DSP users brought about by the development of powerful and inexpensive software tools to analyze signals. These tools allow sophisticated manipulation of signals but do not provide an understanding of the theory or the foundation for the techniques. This work develops an approach to the development of the mathematics of DSP and uses examples from areas of the spectrum familiar to beginners, together with questions and suggested experiments
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October
Engaged Surrender: African American Women and Islam - Carolyn RouseCommonly portrayed in the media as holding women in strict subordination and deference to men, Islam is nonetheless attracting numerous converts among African American women. Are these women "reproducing their oppression," as it might seem? Or does their adherence to the religion suggest unsuspected subtleties and complexities in the relation of women, especially black women, to Islam? Carolyn Rouse sought answers to these questions among the women of Sunni Muslim mosques in Los Angeles. Her richly textured study provides rare insight into the meaning of Islam for African American women; in
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October
The Musician's Guide To Theory And Analysis - Jane Piper Clendinning, Elizabeth West MarvinThis new comprehensive introduction to music theory integrates the basic rudiments with tonal theory, counterpoint, form analysis, and music from the 20th and 21st centuries.
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October
A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guides) - Project Management InstituteWhether you are a senior executive or a project manager, its your job to help your organization grow and increase its value to stakeholders. Project management is the unique organizational competency that manages change and drives competitive advantage with the outcome of delivering results in line with corporate strategy. A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide)Third Edition is the map to get you there. In 1983, Project Management Institute (PMI) volunteers first sat down to distill the project management body of knowledge. Today, the PMBOK Guide has become a global
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October
Patterns in Prehistory: Humankind's First Three Million Years - Robert J. Wenke, Deborah I. OlszewskiWho are we? How did the world become what it is today? What paths did humanity traverse along the way? Patterns in Prehistory, Fifth Edition, is a comprehensive and engaging survey of humanity's past three million years. It brings together theories and archaeological examples to pose questions about who we are and the means by which humanity evolved into what it is today. Ideal for introductory courses in world prehistory and origins of complex societies, Patterns in Prehistory, Fifth Edition, offers a unified and thematic approach to the four great transformations--or patterns--that
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October
Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction - Cynthia A. FreelandIn today's art world many strange, even shocking, things qualify as art. In this Very Short Introduction, Cynthia Freeland explains why innovation and controversy are valued in the arts, weaving together philosophy and art theory with many fascinating examples. She discusses blood, beauty, culture, money, museums, sex, and politics, clarifying contemporary and historical accounts of the nature, function, and interpretation of the arts. Freeland also propels us into the future by surveying cutting-edge web sites, alongside the latest research on the brain's role in perceiving art. This clear,
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October
The Song of Hiawatha - Henry Wadsworth LongfellowThe infectious rhythm of The Song of Hiawatha has drawn millions to the shores of Gitchee Gumee. Once there, they've stayed to hear about the young brave with the magic moccasins, who talks with animals and uses his supernatural gifts to bring peace and enlightenment to his people. This 1855 masterpiece combines romance and idealism in an idyllic natural setting.