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Invitations to Love: Literacy, Love Letters, and Social Change in Nepal - Laura M. AhearnInvitations to Love provides a close examination of the dramatic shift away from arranged marriage and capture marriage toward elopement in the village of Junigau, Nepal. Laura M. Ahearn shows that young Nepalese people are applying their newly acquired literacy skills to love-letter writing, fostering a transition that involves not only a shift in marriage rituals, but also a change in how villagers conceive of their own ability to act and attribute responsibility for events. These developments have potential ramifications that extend far beyond the realm of marriage and well past the Himalayas.
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Introductory Statistics (8th Edition) - Neil A. WeissKEY MESSAGE: Weiss Introductory Statistics, Eighth Edition, features a thorough presentation of the reasoning behind statistics, balanced with analysis and exploration of real data. This book develops statistical thinking over rote drill and practice. The Nature of Statistics; Organizing Data; Descriptive Measures; Probability Concepts; Discrete Random Variables; The Normal Distribution; The Sampling Distribution of the Sample Menu; Confidence Intervals for One Population Mean; Hypothesis Tests for One Population Mean; Inferences for Two Population Means; Inferences for Population Standard
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Complete Works - Plato, John M. Cooper, Paul Ryan, Dorothea Frede, Alexander Nehamas, Paul Woodruff, Anthony Kenny, Rosamond Kent Sprague, Nicholas D. Smith, Karen Bell, D.S. Hutchinson, Donald J. Zeyl, Francisco J. González, Diskin Clay, Malcolm SchofielOutstanding translations by leading contemporary scholars -- many commissioned especially for this volume -- are presented here in the first single edition to include the entire surviving corpus of works attributed to Plato in antiquity. In his introductory essay, John Cooper explains the presentation of these works, discusses questions concerning the chronology of their composition, comments on the dialogue form in which Plato wrote, and offers guidance on approaching the reading and study of Plato's works. Also included are concise introductions to each translation, meticulous annotation
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Do I Really Have to Teach Reading?: Content Comprehension, Grades 6-12 - Cris Tovani“Do I really have to teach reading?” This is the question many teachers of adolescents are asking, wondering how they can possibly add a new element to an already overloaded curriculum. And most are finding that the answer is “yes.” If they want their students to learn complex new concepts in different disciplines, they often have to help their students become better readers. Building on the experiences gained in her own language arts classroom as well as those of colleagues in different disciplines, Cris Tovani, author of I Read It, but I Don't Get It, takes on the challenge of helping students
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Applied Veterinary Clinical Nutrition - Andrea Fascetti, Sean J. Delaney"Applied Veterinary Clinical Nutrition" provides current, clinically relevant nutritional advice intended for use in daily canine and feline practice. Highly practical, the book emphasizes solutions for integrating nutrition into clinical practice, with introductory chapters covering the foundation and science behind the recommendations and extensive references for further reading. Written by a group of leading veterinary nutritionists, "Applied Veterinary Clinical Nutrition" is a valuable resource on the principles of animal nutrition and feeding practices in healthy or diseased dogs and cats.The
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Calculus: Applications and Technology - Edmond C. TomastikBy always bringing graphical and numerical, as well as algebraic viewpoints each topic, this work presents a conceptual understanding of the calculus that is useful in accommodating diverse applications.
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The Origins and Role of Same-Sex Relations in Human Societies - James W. NeillIn this work, the author that human sexuality is not as absolute as prevalent thought suggests. Drawing on historic and current data, James Neill asserts that, historically, human sexuality has been ambiguous, and that very few humans are, by nature, exclusively homosexual or heterosexual.
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Bambi vs. Godzilla: On the Nature, Purpose, and Practice of the Movie Business - David MametIn Bambi vs. Godzilla, David Mamet, the award-winning playwright and screenwriter, gives us an exhilaratingly subversive inside look at Hollywood from the perspective of a filmmaker who has always played the game his own way. Who really reads the scripts at the film studios? How is a screenplay like a personals ad? Whose opinion matters when revising a screenplay? Why are there so many producers listed in movie credits? And what the hell do those producers do, anyway? Refreshingly unafraid to offend, Mamet provides hilarious, surprising, and bracingly forthright answers to these and other
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Exploring Strategy: Text & Cases - Gerry Johnson, Richard Whittington, Kevan Scholes"Exploring Strategy" offers an outstanding and engaging real-world view of strategy. It equips readers with a detailed understanding of the issues and techniques of strategy, using illustration and application to make sense of the subject. With unique and powerful learning tools such as engaging case studies, a new strategy simulation and video assignments and having sold over 900,000 copies worldwide, "Exploring Strategy" provides a proven high quality resource that you can't do without. Explore hot topics in cutting edge issues such as innovation and entrepreneurship, strategic change and