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January
A History of Western Music - Donald Jay Grout, J. Peter Burkholder, Claude V. PaliscaIn a shift of emphasis, A History of Western Music places people making choices at the centre of the story, not as peripheral figures in the evolution of musical works and styles. Linking historical and social context directly to musical practice and styles, the book is organised around three central themes: people making choices; the tension between cultural tradition and musical innovation; and the values and tastes of producers and consumers. This edition restructures the text for greater accessibility, breaking it into small chapters within six sections; these are linked to form a single
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January
The Sandman, Vol. 2: The Doll's House - Neil Gaiman, Steve Parkhouse, Chris Bachalo, Michael Zulli, Mike Dringenberg, Malcolm Jones III, Todd Klein, Clive BarkerNEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Neil Gaiman's transcendent series SANDMAN is often hailed as the definitive Vertigo title and one of the finest achievements in graphic storytelling. Gaiman created an unforgettable tale of the forces that exist beyond life and death by weaving ancient mythology, folklore and fairy tales with his own distinct narrative vision. A being that has existed since the beginning of the universe, Morpheus rules over the realm of dreams. In THE DOLL’S HOUSE, after a decades-long imprisonment, the Sandman has returned to find that a few dreams and nightmares have escaped to
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January
Biomaterials Science: An Introduction to Materials in Medicine - Buddy D. Ratner, Jack E. Lemons, Frederick J. Schoen, Allan S. HoffmanThe second edition of this bestselling title provides the most up-to-date comprehensive review of all aspects of biomaterials science by providing a balanced, insightful approach to learning biomaterials. This reference integrates a historical perspective of materials engineering principles with biological interactions of biomaterials. Also provided within are regulatory and ethical issues in addition to future directions of the field, and a state-of-the-art update of medical and biotechnological applications. All aspects of biomaterials science are thoroughly addressed, from tissue engineering
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January
The Red Badge of Courage - Stephen CraneDuring an unnamed battle, 18-year-old private Henry Fleming survives what he considers to be a lost cause by escaping into a nearby wood, deserting his battalion. He finds a group of injured men in which one of the group, the "Tattered Soldier", asks Henry, who's often referred to as "The Youth", where he's wounded. Henry, embarrassed that he's whole, wanders thru the forest. He ultimately decides that running was the best thing, & that he's a small part of the army responsible for saving himself. When he learns that his battalion had won the battle, Henry feels guilty. As a result, he returns
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January
Perspectives on Animal Behavior - Judith Goodenough, Betty McGuire, Elizabeth JakobThis work contains both contemporary research findings and historical experimental evidence. It includes the topic animal awareness, and there is requisite background material on genetics and other basic molecular topics.
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January
Building Robots with Lego Mindstorms - Mario FerrariLego robots! Mindstorms are sweeping the world and fans need to learn how to programme them Lego Mindstorms are a new generation of Lego Robots that can be manipulated using microcomputers, light and touch sensors, an infrared transmitter and CD-ROMs. Since Lego launched Lego Mindstorms in late 1998 sales have skyrocketed - with no sign of slowing down. Mindstorms have captured the imagination of adults and children alike, creating a subculture of Mindstorm enthusiasts around the world. The kits are now a staple part of engineering and computer science classes at many high profile Universities.
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January
Engineering Mechanics: Statics & Dynamics - Russell C. HibbelerOffers a concise and thorough presentation of engineering mechanics theory and application. The material is reinforced with numerous examples to illustrate principles and imaginative, well-illustrated problems of varying degrees of difficulty. The book is committed to developing users' problem-solving skills. Features new "Photorealistc" figures (approximately 400) that have been rendered in often 3D photo quality detail to appeal to visual learners. Presents a thorough combination of both static and dynamic engineering mechanics theory and applications. Features a large variety of problem types
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January
Engineering Mechanics: Statics - Michael Plesha, Gary Gray, Francesco CostanzoThe authors present the fundamental concepts in a modern context using applications and pedagogical devices that connect with today's students. The text features a five-part problem-solving methodology that is consistently used throughout all example problems.
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January
Media/Society: Industries, Images, and Audiences - David Croteau, William D. Hoynes, Stefania MilanRev. ed. of: Media society: industries, images, and audiences / David Croteau, William Hoynes. 3rd ed.