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An Introduction To Quantum Field Theory - Michael E. Peskin, Daniel V. SchroederAn Introduction to Quantum Field Theory is a textbook intended for the graduate physics course covering relativistic quantum mechanics, quantum electrodynamics, and Feynman diagrams. The authors make these subjects accessible through carefully worked examples illustrating the technical aspects of the subject, and intuitive explanations of what is going on behind the mathematics. After presenting the basics of quantum electrodynamics, the authors discuss the theory of renormalization and its relation to statistical mechanics, and introduce the renormalization group. This discussion sets the stage
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The Sociology of Gender and the Family - Josephine KleinAs increased access to employment and educational opportunities brought dramatic changes to women's lives, sociologists began to look at the effect of women's changing roles on their children and families. Based on empirical investigations and personal experience, the studies included here set out to establish patterns and regularities in social behaviour, and to understand the social roles of kinship groups, mothers, wives, children and the elderly. This set contains classic works by Parsons and Myrdal.
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The Psychology of Personality: Viewpoints, Research, and Applications - Bernardo J. CarducciThis engaging, comprehensive introduction to the field of personality psychology integrates discussion of personality theories, research, assessment techniques, and applications of specific theories. "The Psychology of Personality" introduces students to many important figures in the field and covers both classic and contemporary issues and research. The second edition reflects significant changes in the field but retains many of the special features that made it a textbook from which instructors found easy to teach and students found easy to learn. Bernardo Carducci's passion for the study of
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Abstract Algebra: An Introduction - Thomas W. HungerfordGreat textbook for an introduction to abstract algebra.
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December
Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technicians - Kathy Moscou, Karen SnipeSpecially designed to parallel material in Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technicians, this helpful workbook provides in-depth study and review of the pharmacology concepts you need to master for a successful career in pharmacy technology. Its user-friendly format and engaging learning exercises make it easy to understand both basic and advanced pharmacologic concepts. Practical application activities provide valuable practice in applying what you learn to real-world scenarios.
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Biochemistry: The Molecular Basis of Life - Trudy McKee, James R. McKeeIntended for chemistry majors and also for students in other life sciences, this text presents a discussion of molecular structure, followed by the role it plays in metabolism. It takes the students through the world of biochemistry, and also features an art program that helps to guide them through the various concepts.
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Ecology - Michael L. Cain, William D. BowmanOffering a balance of subject matter emphasis, clearly presented concepts and engaging examples, this book aims to help students gain a better understanding of ecology. Emphasis is placed on connections in nature, the importance of ecology to environmental health and services, and links to evolution.
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December
The Multiplayer Classroom: Designing Coursework as a Game - Lee SheldonDiscover how to engage your students and raise their grades and attendance in your classroom. THE MULTIPLAYER CLASSROOM: DESIGNING COURSEWORK AS A GAME is your detailed guide to designing any structured learning experience as a game. Written for professional educators or those learning to be educators, here are the tools to engage and excite students by using principles learned in the development of popular video games. Suitable for use in the classroom or the boardroom, the book features a reader-friendly style that introduces game concepts and vocabulary in a logical way. You don't need any
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December
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America - Barbara EhrenreichThe New York Times bestseller, and one of the most talked about books of the year, Nickel and Dimed has already become a classic of undercover reportage. Millions of Americans work for poverty-level wages, and one day Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join them. She was inspired in part by the rhetoric surrounding welfare reform, which promised that any job equals a better life. But how can anyone survive, let alone prosper, on $6 to $7 an hour? To find out, Ehrenreich moved from Florida to Maine to Minnesota, taking the cheapest lodgings available and accepting work as a waitress, hotel maid, house