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December
Practice Makes Perfect: Complete French Grammar (Practice Makes Perfect Series) - Annie HeminwayPolish your French grammar skills and communicate with more savoir-faire The only way to build your confidence in a second language is to practice, practice, practice. From present tense of regular verbs to direct object pronouns, this comprehensive guide and workbook covers all aspects of French grammar that you need to master. Focusing on the practical aspects of French as it's really spoken, each unit of Practice Makes Perfect: Complete French Grammar features clear explanations, numerous realistic examples, and dozens of engaging exercises. Practice Makes Perfect: Complete French Grammar
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December
Spacetime and Geometry: An Introduction to General Relativity - Sean CarrollAn introduction to general relativity for advanced undergraduates and graduate students. The text introduces modern techniques to the subject and readers are led from physics of flat spacetime (special relativity), through the intricacies of differential geometry and Einstein's equations, and on to applications such as black holes, gravitational radiation and cosmology. Subtle points are illuminated throughout the text by careful exposition.
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December
The Rise of Modern China - Immanuel C.Y. HsuNow in its sixth edition, this book has been updated to examine the return of Hong Kong in 1997 and the upcoming return of Macao in 1999. Hsu discusses the end of the last vestiges of foreign imperialism in China, as well as China's emergence as a regional and global superpower. U.S.-China rivalry and the prospect of unification between China and Taiwan are also considered."
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December
The Cambridge Handbook Of Personality Psychology - Philip J. Corr, Gerald MatthewsPersonality psychology is a rapidly maturing science making important advances on both conceptual and methodological fronts. The Cambridge Handbook of Personality Psychology offers a one-stop source for the most up-to-date scientific personality psychology. It provides a summary of cutting-edge personality research in all its forms, from DNA to political influences on its development, expression, pathology and applications. The chapters are informative, lively, stimulating and, sometimes, controversial and the team of international authors, led by two esteemed editors, ensures a truly wide range
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December
The Marrow of Human Experience: Essays on Folklore - William A. Wilson, Jill Terry RudyComposed over several decades, the essays here are remarkably fresh and relevant. They offer instruction for the student just beginning the study of folklore as well as repeated value for the many established scholars who continue to wrestle with issues that Wilson has addressed. As his work has long offered insight on critical matters—nationalism, genre, belief, the relationship of folklore to other disciplines in the humanities and arts, the currency of legend, the significance of humor as a cultural expression, and so forth—so his recent writing, in its reflexive approach to narrative and
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December
Sports in Society: Issues and Controversies - Jay Coakley"Sports in Society" is the definitive text for the sport sociology course. Taking a global, issues-oriented approach to the study of the role of sport in society, this text encourages the discussion of current sports-related controversies and helps students develop critical thinking skills.
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December
International English in Its Sociolinguistic Contexts: Towards a Socially Sensitive EIL Pedagogy - Sandra Lee McKay, Wendy D. Bokhorst-HengPresent-day globalization, migration, and the spread of English have resulted in a great diversity of social and educational contexts in which English learning is taking place. A basic assumption of this book is that because English is an international language, effective pedagogical decisions cannot be made without giving special attention to the many varied contexts in which English is taught and learned. Its unique value is the combination of three strands globalization, sociolinguistics, and English as an international language in one focused volume specifically designed for language teachers,
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December
Perception and Imaging: Photography - A Way of Seeing - Richard D. Zakia'Perception and Imaging' explains how we see and what we don't see. Relevant psychological principles will help you predict the emotional reaction of photographic images, giving you more power, control, and tools for communicating your desired message.
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December
Uncle Tom's Cabin - Harriet Beecher StoweThe narrative drive of Stowe's classic novel is often overlooked in the heat of the controversies surrounding its anti-slavery sentiments. In fact, it is a compelling adventure story with richly drawn characters and has earned a place in both literary and American history. Stowe's puritanical religious beliefs show up in the novel's final, overarching theme—the exploration of the nature of Christianity and how Christian theology is fundamentally incompatible with slavery.