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Fundamentals of Statistical Reasoning in Education - Theodore Coladarci, Edward W. Minium, Casey D. CobbThe original introductory statistics textbook written specifically for the discipline of education. Typically, education professors had to select from textbooks that were directed at "the behavioral sciences" or, at best, "psychology and education." While many of these texts are technically and conceptually adequate, the examples, problems, and applications are of little relevance to the reality of schools and, therefore, to the interests and concerns of education students. This text was designed to fill the void. Includes a CD.
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Health, Healing and Religion: A Cross Cultural Perspective - David R. Kensley, David R. KensleyExplicitly dealing with the religious aspects of healing and healers, this unique and intriguing book examines illness, healing, and religion in cross-cultural perspective by looking at how sickness is understood and treated in a wide variety of cultures. Centered around three principle themes, the text: A) illustrates how crucial it is to frame illness in a meaningful context in every culture and how this process is almost always bound up with religious, spiritual, and moral concerns; B) shows how many beliefs, strategies, and practices that characterize traditional cultures also appear in
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November
Dealing with Food Allergies: A Practical Guide to Detecting Culprit Foods and Eating a Healthy, Enjoyable Diet - Janice M. Vickerstaff JonejaPresenting up-to-date information on current diagnostic methods and treatment options, this guide describes the effects of food allergies on the skin, mucous membranes, and respiratory and digestive tracts; discusses treatment by allergists and other healthcare professionals; and empowers readers to manage their food allergies.
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November
Copyright Law for Librarians and Educators: Creative Strategies and Practical Solutions - Kenneth D. CrewsCopyright in the world of digital information is changing at a fevered pace, even as educators and librarians digitize, upload, download, draw on databases, and incorporate materials into web-based instruction. It's essential to stay abreast of copyright law and fair use without information overload. For fresh, timely insights and application of copyright law for librarians, educators, and academics, Professor Crews maps the territory in a dramatically revised edition of Copyright Essentials. Readers will: learn basic copyright definitions and key exceptions for education and library services;
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Discrete Structures, Logic, and Computability (Jones & Bartlett Computer Science) - James L. HeinDiscrete Mathematics, Second Edition is designed for an introductory course in discrete mathematics for the prospective computer scientist, applied mathematician, or engineer who wants to learn how the ideas apply to computer sciences. The choice of topics-and the breadth of coverage-reflects the desire to provide students with the foundations needed to successfully complete courses at the upper division level in undergraduate computer science courses.This book differs in several ways from current books about discrete mathematics. It presents an elementary and unified introduction to a collection
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November
Mathematical Methods in Linguistics, Corrected second printing of the first edition (Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy) - Barbara H. ParteeElementary set theory accustoms the students to mathematical abstraction, includes the standard constructions of relations, functions, and orderings, and leads to a discussion of the various orders of infinity. The material on logic covers not only the standard statement logic and first-order predicate logic but includes an introduction to formal systems, axiomatization, and model theory. The section on algebra is presented with an emphasis on lattices as well as Boolean and Heyting algebras. Background for recent research in natural language semantics includes sections on lambda-abstraction and
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November
Spanish the Easy Way (Barron's E-Z) - Ruth J. Silverstein, Allen Pomerantz, Heywood WaldHere is a fundamental introduction to speaking, understanding, and writing in Spanish, with emphasis on oral proficiency. This new edition presents 70 additional pages covering new work units and enlarged grammar sections. Over the years, Barron's popular and widely used Easy Way books have proven themselves to be accessible self-teaching manuals. They have also found their way into many classrooms as valuable and easy-to-use textbook supplements. The titles cover a wide variety of practical and academic topics, presenting fundamental subject matter so that it can be clearly understood and
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The Secret World of Doing Nothing - Orvar LöfgrenIn this insightful and pathbreaking reflection on “doing nothing,” Billy Ehn and Orvar Löfgren take us on a fascinating tour of what is happening when, to all appearances, absolutely nothing is happening. Sifting through a wide range of examples drawn from literature, published ethnographies, and firsthand research, they probe the unobserved moments in our daily lives—waiting for a bus, daydreaming by the window, performing a routine task—and illuminate these “empty” times as full of significance. Creative, insightful, and profound, The Secret World of Doing Nothing leads us to rethink the
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A People's History of the United States - Howard ZinnKnown for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, A People's History of the United States is the only volume to tell America's story from the point of view of - and in the words of - America's women, factory workers, African Americans, Native Americans, working poor, and immigrant laborers.