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November
Earth: Portrait of a Planet - Stephen MarshakAn exciting revision of this innovative text, Earth: Portrait of a Planet, Third Edition, emphasizes active student learning with a new chapter format, interactive media, and the power and insight of Google Earth .
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November
Austenland - Shannon HaleJane Hayes is a seemingly normal young New Yorker, but she has a secret. Her obsession with Mr. Darcy, as played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, is ruining her love life: no real man can compare. But when a wealthy relative bequeaths her a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-crazed women, Jane's fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman suddenly become realer than she ever could have imagined. Decked out in empire-waist gowns, Jane struggles to master Regency etiquette and flirts with gardeners and gentlemen;or maybe even, she suspects, with the
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November
Conducting School-Based Functional Behavioral Assessments: A Practitioner's Guide - T. Steuart Watson, Mark W. Steege, Frank M. GreshamExplaining the "whats," "whys," and "how-tos" of functional behavioral assessment, this practical and engaging book is packed with real-world tools and examples. Effective procedures are presented for evaluating challenging behavior in K-12 students, organizing assessment data, and using the results to craft individualized behavior support plans. The authors draw on extensive school-based experience to provide sample reports, decision trees, and reproducible checklists and forms-all in a large-size format with lay-flat binding to facilitate photocopying. New to This Edition Revised
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November
God Is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World--and Why Their Differences Matter - Stephen R. ProtheroAt the dawn of the twenty-first century, dizzying scientific and technological advancements, interconnected globalized economies, and even the so-called New Atheists have done nothing to change one thing: our world remains furiously religious. For good and for evil, religion is the single greatest influence in the world. We accept as self-evident that competing economic systems (capitalist or communist) or clashing political parties (Republican or Democratic) propose very different solutions to our planet's problems. So why do we pretend that the world's religious traditions are different paths to
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November
Principles of Microeconomics - Roy J. Ruffin, Paul R. GregoryThrough its Defining Moments theme, the Ruffin/Gregory text provides a historical basis for students to understand the economic theories and policies of today. Defining Moments outline the ideas behind the most important events of economics--the Industrial Revolution, the Rise and Fall of Socialism, the Great Depression, Globalization, and the Information Revolution. In addition to thoroughly updated microeconomics coverage, the new edition features a wealth of up-to-date boxed examples and all-new pedagogical features, including Learning Objectives, Chapter Puzzles, and Web Questions.
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November
Microbiology (with Student Study Art Notebook) - Lansing M. Prescott, Donald A. Klein, John P. HarleyThis introduction to the major areas of microbiology covers the basic principles of the subject, as well as the allied health aspects. It includes: CD-ROM icons providing cross-referencing of textbook material to "Microbes in Motion" CD-ROM; chapter outlines, chapter concepts, key terms and cross-referenced notes; and small boxed readings showing practical applications of microbiology related to the subject being discussed.
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November
iGenetics: A Molecular Approach - Peter J. RussellWith its modern chapter organization and new “Focus on Genomics” boxes, iGenetics: A Molecular Approach reflects the increasing molecular emphasis in today’s experimental study of genes while helping readers develop problem-solving skills and an appreciation for classic experiments. Although molecular topics are presented first, instructors can assign the chapters in any sequence. Pedagogical features such as chapter-opening “Key Questions” and strategically placed “Keynotes” help readers to efficiently master genetic concepts. The Genetics Place Companion Website contains interactive iActivities
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November
The British in the Americas, 1480-1815 - Anthony McFarlaneThe purpose of this book is to provide students and non-specialist readers with a brief, integrated account of British involement in the Americas, from the entry of the English into the New World in the late 15th century to the disintegration of the British and other Euro-American empires in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
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November
Programming Ruby: The Pragmatic Programmers' Guide - Dave Thomas, Chad Fowler, Andy HuntRuby is an increasingly popular, fully object-oriented dynamic programming language, hailed by many practitioners as the finest and most useful language available today. When Ruby first burst onto the scene in the Western world, the Pragmatic Programmers were there with the definitive reference manual, "Programming Ruby: The Pragmatic Programmer's Guide." Now in its second edition, author Dave Thomas has expanded the famous Pickaxe book with over 200 pages of new content, covering all the improved language features of Ruby 1.8 and standard library modules. The Pickaxe contains four major sections: