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October
How to Think Like a Computer Scientist: Learning with Python - Allen B. Downey, Jeffrey Elkner, Chris  MeyersPython for Software Design is a concise introduction to software design using the Python programming language. Intended for people with no programming experience, this book starts with the most basic concepts and gradually adds new material. Some of the ideas students find most challenging, like recursion and object-oriented programming, are divided into a sequence of smaller steps and introduced over the course of several chapters. The focus is on the programming process, with special emphasis on debugging. The book includes a wide range of exercises, from short examples to substantial projects,
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October
The Analects - Confucius, D.C. LauThis lively new translation with clear explanatory notes by one of the foremost scholars of classical Chinese provides the ideal introduction to the Analects for readers who have no previous knowledge of the Chinese language and philosophical traditions. "How dare I claim to be a sage or a benevolent man?" By constructing the philosophy expressed through The Analects, Confucius might well dare to make such a claim. The Analects are a collection of Confucius' sayings, compiled by his pupils shortly after his death in 497 B.C., and they reflect the extent to which Confucius held up a moral ideal
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October
Nonprofit Organizations: An Introduction: Theory, Management, Policy - Helmut K. AnheierThis text is the first to dedicate itself to the nonprofit sector. It provides a comprehensive overview of nonprofit and voluntary organizations, nongovernmental organizations, philanthropic foundations and civil society institutions. Taking an international perspective, it details the background and concepts behind these organizations and examines the theory, management and policy which informs them. Questions answered include: What are nonprofit and voluntary organizations? What is the history of the nonprofit sector? What is the scale and structure of the nonprofit sector? How can we explain
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October
Fundamentals of Electronic Circuit Design - David J. Comer, Donald T. ComerThree chapters emphasize IC design, with SPICE simulations integrated into each one. * Concise, streamlined presentation of topics.
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October
Systems Engineering Principles and Practice - Alexander KossiakoffA unique interdisciplinary guide to the engineering of complex systems Systems Engineering Principles and Practice is designed to help readers learn to think like systems engineers, to integrate user needs, technological opportunities, financial and schedule constraints, and the capabilities and ambitions of the engineering specialists who have to build the system. The book devotes particular attention to knowledge, skills, mindset, and leadership qualities needed to be successful professionals in the field. This book is an outgrowth of the Johns Hopkins University Master of Science Program in
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October
Ways of Reading: Advanced Reading Skills for Students of English Literature - Martin Montgomery, Alan Durant, Sara Mills"Ways of Reading" is now an even more effective text for readers who want to increase their abilities to analyze and interpret both literary and non-literary texts. This new edition features added coverage of email and internet styles, print journalism, radio and television texts, and literary texts including preformance, drama, oral poetry and film adaptation.
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October
The Information Design Handbook - Jennifer Visocky O'Grady, Kenneth Visocky O'GradyThe best information design often goes "unnoticed" by the viewer because it conveys information so quickly and effectively. The Information Design Handbook celebrates graphics that are exemplars of communication and esthetics, and reveals the thought processes and design skills behind them. This comprehensive guide to creating information graphics is packed with essential design principles, case studies, color palettes, trouble-shooting tips, and much more. Designers will learn to achieve graphics that are visually striking yet concise and supremely funcitional with this must-have resource.
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October
Readings for Sociology - Garth MasseyNew selections include articles by William Julius Williams, Mary C. Waters, Anthony Walton, Michael Burawoy, Russell Shorto, and Michael Messner, as well as new articles on globalization by James Watson, Robert Glennon, Robert Inglehart and Wayne Baker, and Paul Wapner. In addition, a wide range of classic essays by C. Wright Mills, Karl Marx, Max Weber, and others make Readings for Sociology a comprehensive and balanced supplement to the introductory course.
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October
Nonsense: Red Herrings, Straw Men and Sacred Cows: How We Abuse Logic in Our Everyday Language - Robert J. GulaA handbook of the myriad ways we go about being illogical - how we deceive others and ourselves, how we think and argue in ways that are disorderly, disorganized, or irrelevant.