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November
China Wakes: The Struggle for the Soul of a Rising Power - Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunnThe definitive book on China's uneasy transformation into an economic and political superpower by two Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporters. An insightful and thought-provoking analysis of daily life in China, China Wakes is an exemplary work of reportage. 16 pages of photos.
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November
Modern Blood Banking & Transfusion Practices (Modern Blood Banking and Transfusion Practice) - Denise M. HarmeningThe 5th Edition continues to set the standard for developing a working knowledge of modern routine blood banking. Building from a review of the basic science to the how and why of clinical practice, this text is thorough guide to immunohematology and transfusion practices. "It begins with six color plates of which Plate 2 - standardized grading of macroscopic red cell antigen-antibody reactions - is extraordinarily useful. These are actual photomicrographs of immediate spin reactions and at a glance, will automatically assure standardized reporting of the reactions. Chapter on medicolegal and
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November
Prison, Inc.: A Convict Exposes Life Inside a Private Prison - K.C. CarceralPrison, Inc. provides a first-hand account of life behind bars in a controversial new type of prison facility: the private prison. These for-profit prisons are becoming increasingly popular as state budgets get tighter. Yet as privatization is seen as a necessary and cost-saving measure, not much is known about how these facilities are run and whether or not they can effectively watch over this difficult and dangerous population. For the first time, Prison, Inc. provides a look inside one of these private prisons as told through the eyes of an actual inmate, K.C. Carceral who has been in the
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November
McGuffey Series - William Holmes McGuffeyMott Media has republished the 1830's version of the McGuffey Readers with the original Christian content. How would McGuffey teach reading if he were here today? His first concern would be that the content should promote moral growth and excellence of mind in habits, attitudes, and literary tastes. McGuffey also believed in phonics for beginning reading. McGuffey believed in memorizing as a way to develop habits of attention that promote understanding and mastery of all learning. McGuffey believed that an obvious result of a cultivated mind is a wide vocabulary. These principles produced the
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November
Will the Boat Sink the Water?: The Life of China's Peasants - Chen Guidi, Chuntao Wu, Chen Guidi, Wu ChuntaoThe Chinese economic miracle is happening despite, not because of, China's 900 million peasants. They are missing from the portraits of booming Shanghai, or Beijing. Many of China's underclass live under a feudalistic system unchanged since the fifteenth century. They are truly the voiceless in modern China. They are also, perhaps, the reason that China will not be able to make the great social and economic leap forward, because if it is to leap it must carry the 900 million with it. Chinese journalists Wu Chuntao and Chen Guidi returned to Wu's home province of Anhui, one of China's poorest, to
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November
Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder - Marsha M. LinehanFor the average clinician, individuals with borderline personality disorder (BPD) often represent the most challenging, seemingly insoluble cases. This volume is the authoritative presentation of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Marsha M. Linehan's comprehensive, integrated approach to treating individuals with BPD. DBT was the first psychotherapy shown in controlled trials to be effective with BPD. It has since been adapted and tested for a wide range of other difficult-to-treat disorders involving emotion dysregulation. While focusing on BPD, this book is essential reading for clinicians
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November
Foundations of Electromagnetic Theory - John R. Reitz, Frederick J. Milford, Robert W. ChristyThis revised fourth edition contains more worked examples, a new design and new problems. Plus, the new edition provides increased emphasis on electromagnetic waves and the solution of numerical problems in electromagnetism by means of a personal computer.
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November
Religious and Spiritual Groups in Modern America - Robert S. EllwoodThe book explores the major new or unconventional religions and spiritual movements in America that exists outside the Judeo-Christian tradition. Gives accounts of some 25 groups--divided into six types--covering their history, teaching, worship, and way of life. Considers bitter controversies about cults, brainwashing, and deprogramming that have arisen around them.