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October
Managerial Accounting - Cecily A. Raiborn, Michael R. Kinney, Jesse T. BarfieldRaiborn was developed around a business decision framework that emphasizes the practical rather than the theoretical. This new edition continues this tradition, but also focuses more attention on those concepts that will help future managers in business: organizational strategy, planning and control. Designed for use in a undergraduate or graduate managerial accounting program, the course usually begins in the spring and follows a financial accounting program.
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October
E-Learning in the 21st Century: A Framework for Research and Practice - D. Randy GarrisonThe second edition of E-Learning in the 21st Century provides a coherent, comprehensive, and empirically-based framework for understanding e-learning in higher education. Garrison draws on his decades of experience and extensive research in the field to explore the technological, pedagogical, and organizational implications of e-learning. Most importantly, he provides practical models that educators can use to realize the full potential of e-learning. This book is unique in that it focuses less on the long list of ever-evolving technologies and more on the search for an understanding of these
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October
Biomaterials: The Intersection of Biology and Materials Science - Johnna S. Temenoff, Antonios G. MikosIntended for use in an introductory course on biomaterials, taught primarily in departments of biomedical engineering. The book covers classes of materials commonly used in biomedical applications, followed by coverage of the biocompatibility of those materials with the biological environment. Finally, it covers some in-depth applications of biomaterials. It does all of this with an overall emphasis on tissue engineering.
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October
An Invitation to Cognitive Science: Methods, Models, and Conceptual Issues - Daniel N. Osherson, Saul Sternberg"An Invitation to Cognitive Science" provides a point of entry into the vast realm of cognitive science by treating in depth examples of issues and theories from many subfields. The first three volumes of the series cover Language, Visual Cognition, and Thinking. Volume 4, "Methods, Models, and Conceptual Issues," expands the series in new directions. The chapters span many areas of cognitive science--including artificial intelligence, neural network models, animal cognition, signal detection theory, computational models, reaction-time methods, and cognitive neuroscience. The volume also offers
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October
Pro Android 4 - Satya Komatineni, Dave MacLeanPro Android 4 shows you how to build real-world and fun mobile apps using the new Android SDK 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich), which unifies Gingerbread for smartphones, Honeycomb for tablets and augments further with Google TV and more. This Android 4 book updates the best selling Pro Android 3 and covers everything from the fundamentals of building apps for embedded devices, smartphones, and tablets to advanced concepts such as custom 3D components, multi-tasking, sensors/augmented reality, better accessories support and much more. Using the tutorials and expert advice, you'll quickly be able to build
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October
Elementary Hydrology - Vijay P. SinghStudents are exposed to hydrology for the first time primarily through this course, and students taking the course have not had an opportunity to be exposed to hydrologic jargon before. And, in most cases this course may be the only course the students may have in hydrology in their undergraduate schooling. Therefore, this hydrology course must be at an elementary level, present basic concepts of hydrology, and develop a flavor for application of hydrology to the solution of a range of environmental problems. It is these considerations that motivated the writing of this book.
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October
Essentials of Economics - Paul Krugman, Robin Wells, Martha OlneyEssentials of Economics brings the same captivating writing and innovative features of Krugman/Wells to the one-term combined micro/macro course. Adapted by Martha Olney (coauthor of the Krugman/Wells study guide and overall coordinator of its media/supplements package), it is the ideal text for teaching basic economic principles in a real-world context to students who are not planning to continue up the economics curriculum.
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October
Probability and Statistical Inference - Robert V. Hogg, Elliot A. TanisThis user-friendly introduction to the mathematics of probability and statistics (for readers with a background in calculus) uses numerous applications--drawn from biology, education, economics, engineering, environmental studies, exercise science, health science, manufacturing, opinion polls, psychology, sociology, and sports--to help explain and motivate the concepts. A review of selected mathematical techniques is included, and an accompanying CD-ROM contains many of the figures (many animated), and the data included in the examples and exercises (stored in both Minitab compatible format and
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October
Data, Models, and Decisions: The Fundamentals of Management Science - Dimitris BertsimasThis book represents a departure from existing textbooks. Rather than covering methodology, the book introduces decision support systems through real world applications, and uses spreadsheets to model and solve problems. It uses management science techniques (statistics, simulation, probabilistic modeling and optimization), but only as tools to facilitate problem solving. The book embraces George Dantzig's dictum as its premise: "The final test of any theory is its capacity to solve the problems which originated it." The book is used in the core MBA program at MIT's Sloan School of Management for
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October
Ways to the Center: An Introduction to World Religions - Denise Lardner Carmody, T.L. BrinkStriving to be the most student-friendly textbook in this field, Carmody's WAYS TO THE CENTER: AN INTRODUCTION TO WORLD RELIGIONS, 6th Edition weaves together rich historical, cultural, and theological detail into structural and philosophical sections that analyze each of the world's major religions in terms of its views on nature, society, self, and ultimate reality. The readily accessible text is designed for today's students and places a premium [on] the development of critical thinking. Combining both historical and systematic analyses, the book takes as its focus the theme of personal