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December
Linear Algebra and Its Application [with CD-ROM] - David C. LayLinear algebra is relatively easy for students during the early stages of the course, when the material is presented in a familiar, concrete setting. But when abstract concepts are introduced, students often hit a brick wall. Instructors seem to agree that certain concepts (such as linear independence, spanning, subspace, vector space, and linear transformations), are not easily understood, and require time to assimilate. Since they are fundamental to the study of linear algebra, students' understanding of these concepts is vital to their mastery of the subject. Lay introduces these concepts early
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December
United States History: Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination - John J. Newman, John M. SchmalbachThis text is designed for a one-semester or one-year United States history course for students preparing to take the AP U.S. History Exam. Teachers can assign the book as the course textbook or as a supplement to a college-level textbook. U.S. History: Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination presents the history of the United States from pre-Columbian times to the Obama administration. It follows the curriculum put out by the College Board for this course of study. Thirty chapters, each covering a different time period. Each chapter begins with an historical quote. Then each chapter
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December
Slaughterhouse-Five - Kurt VonnegutKurt Vonnegut's absurdist classic Slaughterhouse-Five introduces us to Billy Pilgrim, a man who becomes unstuck in time after he is abducted by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore. In a plot-scrambling display of virtuosity, we follow Pilgrim simultaneously through all phases of his life, concentrating on his (and Vonnegut's) shattering experience as an American prisoner of war who witnesses the firebombing of Dresden. Don't let the ease of reading fool you - Vonnegut's isn't a conventional, or simple, novel. He writes, "There are almost no characters in this story, and almost no dramatic
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December
Guide to Network Defense and Countermeasures - Randy Weaver, Greg HoldenGuide to Network Defense and Countermeasures, 2E is the second of two books that are required for Level One of the Security Certified Program (SCP). This edition has been revised with updated content and maps clearly to the exam objectives for the current Security Certified Network Professional (SCNP) exam. Although the primary emphasis is on intrusion detection, the book also covers such essential practices as developing a security policy and then implementing that policy by performing Network Address Translation, setting up packet filtering, and installing proxy servers, firewalls, and virtual
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December
Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Understanding the Workplace - Paul E. LevyThis student-friendly textbook, written by a leading researcher at one of the nation's top I/O programs, is unique in its emphasis on how I/O psychologists are trained; its social/contextual approach to performance appraisal; and the strength of its pedagogy, including "practitioner forums." This edition features full integration of changes and events that are currently taking place in today's work environments. Industrial/Organizational Psychology focuses on the psychology of the workforce, employee health and well-being, organizational behavior, motivation, human resources, and various dynamics
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December
Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates - James H. Thorp, Alan P. CovichEcology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates, written by experts in the ecology of various freshwater invertebrate groups, is the most up-to-date and informative text of its kind. The coverage includes all freshwater invertebrate phyla with an emphasis on ecological information. Each chapter contains ecological and morphological information and a key to genera (or family for insects) as well as a bibliography and list of further readings. A glossary and subject index are included at the end of the book. The text is written at a median level of difficulty and geared toward
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December
Anna in the Tropics (TCG Edition) - Nilo CruzWinner of the 2003 Pulitizer Prize for Drama . . . there are many kinds of light. The light of fires. The light of stars. The light that reflects off rivers. Light that penetrates through cracks. Then there’s the type of light that reflects off the skin. —Nilo Cruz, Anna in the Tropics This lush romantic drama depicts a family of cigar makers whose loves and lives are played out against the backdrop of America in the midst of the Depression. Set in Ybor City (Tampa) in 1930, Cruz imagines the catalytic effect the arrival of a new "lector" (who reads Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina to the workers as they
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December
The Atoms Of Language: The Mind's Hidden Rules Of Grammar - Mark C. BakerWhether all human languages are fundamentally the same or different has been a subject of debate for ages. This problem has deep philosophical implications: If languages are all the same, it implies a fundamental commonality--and thus mutual intelligibility--of human thought.We are now on the verge of solving this problem. Using a twenty-year-old theory proposed by the world's greatest living linguist, Noam Chomsky, researchers have found that the similarities among languages are more profound than the differences. Languages whose grammars seem completely incompatible may in fact be structurally
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December
Diagnostic Imaging - Peter Armstrong, Martin Wastie, Andrea G. RockallAs the ideal introductory textbook for medical students, junior doctors, trainee radiologists, and practising clinicians, this new edition of "Diagnostic Imaging" explains the principles of interpretation of all forms of imaging, offering a balanced account of all the modalities available, explaining each technique and when to use it. Organised by body system and covering all anatomical regions, Armstrong, Wastie and Rockall: explain how to interpret imagesprovide guidelines for interpreting imagesdiscuss common diseases and the signs that can be seen using each imaging modalityillustrate clinical
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December
Naive Set Theory - Paul R. HalmosEvery mathematician agrees that every mathematician must know some set theory; the disagreement begins in trying to decide how much is some. This book contains my answer to that question. The purpose of the book is to tell the beginning student of advanced mathematics the basic set theoretic facts of life, and to do so with the minimum of philosophical discourse and logical formalism. The point of view throughout is that of a prospective mathematician anxious to study groups, or integrals, or manifolds. From this point of view the concepts and methods of this book are merely some of the standard