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November
Contextual Design: Defining Customer-Centered Systems - Hugh Beyer, Karen HoltzblattIf necessity is the mother of invention, then if you don't know what the users need you can't invent. Karen and Hugh present a step-by-step way to uncover, understand, and use those needs. If developers are not already using techniques like those presented here, they should read this book carefully to see what they are missing. --Dan Bricklin co-creator of VisiCalc This book introduces a customer-centered approach to business by showing how data gathered from people while they work can drive the definition of a product or process while supporting the needs of teams and their organizations. This
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November
Lab Manual for Ciampa's Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals, 3rd - Paul CretaroThis lab manual, when used with the main text, "Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals, Third Edition" will maximize students' successes on CompTIA's Security+ certification exam.
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November
Introduction to Teaching: Becoming a Professional [With Online Access Code and DVD] - Donald P. Kauchak, Paul D. Eggen"Introduction to Teaching," third edition, introduces beginning education students to the real world of teaching, providing education students with an honest look at the students, classrooms, and schools they'll encounter. Three themes central to teaching today-- professionalism, diversity, and decision-making-- are woven through the text to give students deeper understanding of the teaching profession and to better prepare them for that profession. Two questions frame the text, "Do I want to be a teacher?" and "What kind of teacher do I want to become?." Case studies at the beginnings of chapters
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November
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood - Marjane Satrapi, Mattias RipaA New York Times Notable Book A Time Magazine “Best Comix of the Year” A San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles Times Best-seller Wise, funny, and heartbreaking, Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi’s memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. In powerful black-and-white comic strip images, Satrapi tells the story of her life in Tehran from ages six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah’s regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution, and the devastating effects of war with Iraq. The intelligent and outspoken only child of committed Marxists and the great-granddaughter
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November
The Robber Bride - Margaret AtwoodMargaret Atwood's The Robber Bride is inspired by "The Robber Bridegroom," a wonderfully grisly tale from the Brothers Grimm in which an evil groom lures three maidens into his lair and devours them, one by one. But in her version, Atwood brilliantly recasts the monster as Zenia, a villainess of demonic proportions, and sets her loose in the lives of three friends, Tony,  Charis, and Roz. All three "have lost men, spirit, money, and time to their old college acquaintance, Zenia. At various times, and in various emotional disguises, Zenia has insinuated her way into their lives and practically
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November
Psychology - Drew Westen, Lorelle J. Burton"Psychology: 2nd Australian and New Zealand edition" helps to deliver one of the most robust findings in psychology to Australasian students: that memory and understanding are enhanced when target information is associated with vivid and personally relevant material!Building on the success of the market-leading and award-winning first edition, "Psychology: 2nd Australian and New Zealand edition" has been thoroughly updated to provide comprehensive coverage of contemporary local and international data, research and examples in the dynamic field of psychology. A key strength of the text and its
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November
Moments Litteraires: An Anthology for Intermediate French - Bette Hirsch, Chantal P. ThompsonUsing a proficiency-oriented approach, Moments litteraires provides intermediate- to advanced-level French students with an excellent introduction to French and francophone literary masterpieces from the Middle Ages to the present day. The selections are carefully chosen for their popular appeal, student interest, and linguistic accessibility. An innovative pre- and post-reading apparatus allows students to increase their proficiency in the four skills as they develop a working knowledge of French literature.
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November
No Exit and Three Other Plays - Jean-Paul Sartre, Stuart Gilbert, Lionel AbelIn these four plays, Jean-Paul Sartre, the great existentialist novelist and philosopher, displays his mastery of drama. NO EXIT is an unforgettable portrayal of hell. THE FLIES is a modern reworking of the Electra-Orestes story. DIRTY HANDS is about a young intellectual torn between theory and praxis. THE RESPECTFUL PROSTITUTE is a scathing attack on American racism. -from the back cover
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November
From Inquiry to Academic Writing: A Text and Reader - Stuart Greene, April LidinskyAcademic writing is a conversation — a collaborative exchange of ideas to pursue new knowledge. From Inquiry to Academic Writing: A Text and Reader demystifies cross-curricular thinking and writing by breaking it down into a series of comprehensible habits and skills that students can learn in order to join in. The extensive thematic reader opens up thought-provoking conversations being held throughout the academy and in the culture at large. Read the preface.