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October
How Humans Evolved - Robert Boyd, Joan B. SilkUsing the broad perspective of behavioral ecology how human behavior has been influenced by the evolutionary process the authors offer a balanced discussion, drawing on updated coverage of the human fossil record. The well-structured pedagogical framework of the text, with its emphasis on overarching ideas, makes the material accessible to introductory students."
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October
Green and Mathieson's the Voice and Its Disorders - Lesley MathiesonThis edition has been extensively rewritten in order to reflect the changes in clinical practice and learning methods which have taken place since the 5th edition was published. The seventeen chapters are divided into three sections: normal voice, descriptions of the various types of voice disorders, and the methods of treating abnormal voice.
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October
Computer Vision: Algorithms and Applications - Richard Szeliskiszeliski.org/Book/ Suitable for an upper-level undergraduate or graduate-level course in computer science or engineering, this textbook focuses on basic techniques that work under real-world conditions and encourages students to push their creative boundaries. Its design and exposition also make it eminently suitable as a unique reference to the fundamental techniques and current research literature in computer vision."
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October
Keigo in Modern Japan: Polite Language from Meiji to the Present - Patricia J. WetzelHere is a comprehensive examination of a frequently discussed yet much misunderstood aspect of the Japanese language. Keigo, or polite language, is often viewed as a quaint accessory to Japanese grammar and a relic of Japan's feudal past. Nothing, Patricia Wetzel contends, could be further from the truth. It is true that Japan has a long history of differentiating linguistic form on the basis of social status, psychological detachment, emotional reserve, and a host of other context-dependent factors. But, as is made clear in this broadly framed study, modern keigo consciousness and keigo grammar
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October
Understanding Our Universe - Stacy Palen, Laura Kay, Bradford SmithUnderstanding Our Universe was constructed with the latest astronomy education research in mind: students learn by doing. The learning system allows students to immediately apply what they learn, gain a deeper understanding of the science, build confidence, and make meaningful connections to their everyday lives.
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October
Sociology of Marriage and the Family: Gender, Love, and Property - Scott L. Coltrane, Randall CollinsThis sociological analysis of the system of marriage and family focuses on the family as an institution in society. It uniquely encompasses many facets of society, and students are able to learn about family seen through a cultural and historical perspective. The book sets a high conceptual standard, but uses informal writing and minimal jargon. It presents the perspectives of critical and questioning academics (feminists, progressives, anti-racists, independent-thinkers, cross-disciplinary types, etc.) within a scholarly, well-researched text. It addresses a host of real world issues and
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October
Breaking Into Japanese Literature: Seven Modern Classics in Parallel Text - Giles MurrayReading great books in the original should be the culmination of language study, but reading Japanese literature unassisted is a daunting task that can defeat even the most able of students. Breaking into Japanese Literature is specially designed to help you bypass all the frustration and actually enjoy classics of Japanese literature. Breaking into Japanese Literature features seven graded stories covering a variety of genres: whether it's the spellbinding surrealism of Natsume Soseki's Ten Nights of Dreams, the humor of Akutagawa Ryunosuke's fable of temple life ("The Nose"), or the excitement
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October
The Policy Making Process - Edward J. WoodhouseThis is an updated edition of a text that stresses incrementalism and the intelligence of democracy. Lindblom deals with the enduring fundamental political processes that warp substantive policies and distort the use of analytic tecniques. The book emphasizes the policy-making role of the citizen, challenging the assumption that political elites and policy analysis professionals hold the keys to problem-solving.
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October
Economics For Business And Cwg Pack - John Sloman, Kevin Hinde, Dean GarrattThe fifth edition of Economics for Business has been completely overhauled to cover the current issues facing today's business world. Up-to-date case studies covering everything from the credit crunch to the examination of specific businesses, such as Hotel Chocolat and the production of iPods, illustrate how economic theory relates to real business issues and practices. This classic and successful text combines Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, International Economics and Business Economics and Strategy in one user-friendly book and is ideal for anyone studying economics with a business perspective.
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October
The Eloquent Short Story: An Anthology of Narrative Styles - Lucy Rosenthal, Margaret Atwood, Jhumpa Lahiri, Rick Moody, Lorrie Moore, Alice Munro, Tim O'Brien, Z.Z. Packer, Alice Walker, Eudora Welty, Joy Williams, Richard Yates, Ann Beattie, Robert OlenThis gathering of twenty-four short stories shows the richness and vitality of the form. Each engaging, accessible story represents one of the many modes of storytelling now in our literature. Here are short stories in the guise of memoir or confession; written as a letter, a fable, a report; or accomplishing what we usually expect of a novel, an essay, a character study, a poem. A uniquely contemporary collection, yet with an eye on tradition, it includes long-revered as well as more recently heralded masters. Among them are Margaret Atwood, Ann Beattie, Robert Olen Butler, Truman Capote, Raymond