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December
David Walker's Appeal - David Walker, Sean WilentzDavid Walker's Appeal is a landmark work of American history and letters, the most radical piece of writing by an African American in the nineteenth century. Startling in its intensity, unrelenting in its attacks on slavery and white racism, it alarmed Southern slaveholders, inspired Northern abolitionists, and hastened the sectional conflicts that led to the Civil War. In this new edition of the Appeal, the distinguished historian Sean Wilentz draws on a generation of innovative research to throw fresh light on Walker's life and ideas--and their enduring importance.
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December
Sociology - Richard T. SchaeferThe new edition of "Sociology" helps students take Sociology with them on campus, in their careers, and in their communities. While still maintaining its well-balanced coverage of the 3 perspectives, this new revision has a strong focus on encouraging the student to think about their world with a sociological imagination. Through its strong coverage of globalization, race and ethnicity, careers in sociology and current topics like mass media and social policy, "Sociology" provides students with knowledge they can use at school, at work, in their neighborhoods, and in the global community.
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December
Ethics and Technology: Controversies, Questions, and Strategies for Ethical Computing - Herman TavaniOffering insights and coverage of the field of cyberethics, this book introduces readers to issues in computer ethics. The author combines his years of experience in the field with coverage of concepts and real-world case studies.
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December
Neon Wasteland: On Love, Motherhood, and Sex Work in a Rust Belt Town - Susan DeweyThis path-breaking book examines the lives of five topless dancers in the economically devastated “rust belt” of upstate New York. With insight and empathy, Susan Dewey shows how these women negotiate their lives as parents, employees, and family members while working in a profession widely regarded as incompatible with motherhood and fidelity. Neither disparaging nor romanticizing her subjects, Dewey investigates the complicated dynamic of performance, resilience, economic need, and emotional vulnerability that comprises the life of a stripper. An accessibly written text that uses academic
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December
Women's Life in Greece and Rome: A Source Book in Translation - Mary Lefkowitz, Maureen B. FantThis highly acclaimed collection provides a unique look into the public and private lives and legal status of Greek and Roman women of all social classes-from wet nurses, prostitutes, and gladiatrixes to poets, musicians, intellectuals, priestesses, and housewives. The third edition adds new texts to sections throughout the book, vividly describing women's sentiments and circumstances through readings on love, bereavement, and friendship, as well as property rights, breast cancer, female circumcision, and women's roles in ancient religions, including Christianity and pagan cults.
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December
Buddhism in China: A Historical Survey - Kenneth K.S. Ch'enThis book is written primarily for those people who already have a general acquaintance with the history and religions of the Far East, with some particular interest in Chinese history and civilization, and who desire to know more about the development of Buddhism in China. It will serve also as a useful source of collateral readings for courses dealing with the history and culture of China and East Asia.
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December
Understanding Earth - John Grotzinger, Frank Press, Raymond Siever, Thomas H. JordanMore than any other introductory physical geology textbook, Understanding Earth is designed to bring the worldview of the working geologist to an audience not only new to this specific field, but in many cases to science in general. Students aren't merely presented with concepts and processes--they come to learn how we know what we know, and how that knowledge impacts their lives as citizens and consumers.
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December
Essentials of Metaheuristics - Sean LukeAbout the Book This is an open set of lecture notes on metaheuristics algorithms, intended for undergraduate students, practitioners, programmers, and other non-experts. It was developed as a series of lecture notes for an undergraduate course I taught at GMU. The chapters are designed to be printable separately if necessary. As it's lecture notes, the topics are short and light on examples and theory. It's best when complementing other texts. With time, I might remedy this. What is a Metaheuristic? A common but unfortunate name for any stochastic optimization algorithm intended to be the last
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December
Principles of Virology - 2 Volume Set - S. Jane Flint, Lynn W. Enquist, Vincent Racaniello, Anna Marie SkalkaTitle: Principles of Virology Binding: Paperback Author: Flint, S. Jane Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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December
Angels & Demons - Dan BrownWhen world-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyze a mysterious symbol—seared into the chest of a murdered physicist—he discovers evidence of the unimaginable: the resurgence of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati ... the most powerful underground organization ever to walk the earth. The Illuminati has now surfaced to carry out the final phase of its legendary vendetta against its most hated enemy—the Catholic Church. Langdon’s worst fears are confirmed on the eve of the holy conclave, when a messenger of the Illuminati