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December
Shakespeare for the Wiser Sort - Steve SohmerWilliam Shakespeare's plays are riddled with passages, scenes and sudden plot twists which baffle and confound the most devoted playgoer and the most attentive commentator. Why, for example, didn't Hamlet succeed to the throne of Denmark at the instant of his father's death? (It's not because the Danish throne was elective.) Why does Chorus in Romeo and Juliet promise his audience "two houres trafficke of our stage" when the play obviously runs almost three hours? And what is a "dram of eale"? This engaging and lucid book solves these tantalizing riddles and many others.
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December
Evolutionary Game Theory - Jörgen W. Weibull"This book is a timely one in the rapidly growing area of evolutionary game theory applied to economics. . . . Students and researchers alike will be delighted by its thorough analysis of many standard examples and their generalizations. Research in the theory of evolutionary games by economists has exploded. . . while that by biologists has leveled off. The author has achieved an excellent balance between describing the biological foundations of the theory while constantly justifying and explaining the resultant concepts from a more rationalistic and/or economic perspective." -- Ross Cressman,
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December
Educating Young Singers: A Choral Resource for Teacher-Conductors - Mary Goetze, Angela Broeker, Ruth BoshkoffThis book is filled with ideas, processes, demonstrations, and activities to give the choral teacher-conductor a multifaceted tool for nurturing the developing choir. The book is organized in three units. Unit 1: First Things First addresses selection of repertoire, multicultural music, learning the score and healthy conducting technique. Unit 2: The Toolbox discusses vocal development, reading, part singing and kindling creativity. Unit 3: Putting It All Together offers suggestions on rehearsal planning and focuses on vocal production: vowels and consonants, intonation, ensemble singing,
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December
Criminological Theories: Introduction, Evaluation, And Application - Ronald L. Akers, Christine S. SellersAkers (University of Florida) and Sellers (University of South Florida) review and evaluate the principal criminological theories on the basis of their empirical validity. For this fourth edition, they add separate chapters on biological and psychological theories, and expanded treatment of areas in
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December
Transport Processes and Separation Process Principles (Includes Unit Operations) - Christie J. GeankoplisIn "Transport Processes and Separation Process Principles, Fourth Edition," author Christie John Geankoplis offers a unified and fully updated treatment of momentum transfer, heat transfer, mass transfer, and separation processes. Enhancements to this edition include a more thorough coverage of transport processes, plus new or expanded coverage of separation process applications, fluidized beds, non-Newtonian fluids, membrane separation processes and gas-membrane theory, and much more. The book contains 240+ example problems and 550+ homework problems.
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December
The Imperial Presidency - Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.From two-time Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., comes one of the most important and influential investigations of the American presidency. The Imperial Presidency traces the growth of presidential power over two centuries, from George Washington to George W. Bush, examining how it has both served and harmed the Constitution and what Americans can do about it in years to come. The book that gave the phrase “imperial presidency” to the language, this is a work of “substantial scholarship written with lucidity, charm, and wit” (The New Yorker).
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December
Principles of Animal Communication - J. W. BradburyAimed at upper-level undergraduate and first year graduate students, this book covers all aspects of the subject from neurobiology and evolution to physics and economics. Starting with the physics and physiology of signal production, propagation and reception, the book proceeds to the economics of cooperating communicators and ends with a discussion of the complications arising when the interests of sender and receiver do not coincide. A variety of signal analysis and evolutionary methods are explained and demonstrated using examples. Although the authors emphasize a quantitative approach
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December
Introductory Readings in the Philosophy of Science - Robert Hollinger, A. David Kline, David Wÿss Rudge, A. David Klein, David Wyss RudgeFor nearly two decades, "Introductory Readings in the Philosophy of Science" has distinguished itself as the standard for texts specifically designed to meet the needs of beginning students. Retaining the best essays from the first two editions, the editors have added ten important new selections to maintain this influential text's relevance for today and tomorrow. Readings cover such timely and important topics as feminism and the sciences, the effects of science on society, the natural versus the social sciences, and science and human values. There are also new study questions and case studies,
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December
A Short Guide to Writing About Art (The Short Guide Series) - Sylvan BarnetFor art courses where there is a writing component. This best-selling text has guided tens of thousands of art students through the writing process. Students are shown how to analyze pictures (drawings, paintings, photographs), sculptures and architecture, and are prepared with the tools they need to present their ideas through effective writing.