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Intellectual Property in the New Technological Age - Robert P. Merges, Peter S. Menell, Mark A. LemleyIntellectual Property in the New Technological Age addresses the full range of legal protections for IP: trade secret, patent law, copyright law, trademarks/trade dress, state and federal intellectual property protections, protections for computer software, and a general overview of antitrust law. Top authors in the field integrate cases and materials with challenging practice problems to help students begin to think like practitioners, and their website provides continual updates. The text is deeply enriched by a law and economics perspective, giving students analytical tools to examine the
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The Bedford Guide for College Writers with Reader, Research Manual, and Handbook - X.J. Kennedy, Dorothy M. Kennedy, Sylvia A. HolladayWhen it was first published twenty years ago, The Bedford Guide for College Writers brought a lively and innovative new approach to the teaching of writing. Since that time, authors X. J. and Dorothy M. Kennedy have won praise for their friendly tone and their view, apparent on every page of the text, that writing is the "usually surprising, often rewarding art of thinking while working with language." More recently, experienced teacher and writer Marcia F. Muth joined the author team, adding more practical advice to help all students — even those underprepared for college work — become successful
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Numbers: Rational and Irrational - Ivan Morton NivenA superb development that starts with the natural numbers and carries the reader through the rationals and their decimal representations to algebraic numbers and then to the real numbers. Along the way, you will see characterizations of the rationals and of certain special (Liouville) transcendental numbers. p This material is basic to all of algebra and analysis. Professor Niven's book may be read with profit by interested high school students as well as by college students and others who want to know more about the basic aspects of pure mathematics. Most readers will find the early chapters
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Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning - Christopher M. BishopPattern recognition has its origins in engineering, whereas machine learning grew out of computer science. However, these activities can be viewed as two facets of the same ?eld, and together they have undergone substantial development over the past ten years. In particular, Bayesian methods have grown from a specialist niche to become mainstream, while graphical models have emerged as a general framework for describing and applying probabilistic models. Also, the practical applicability of Bayesian methods has been greatly enhanced through the development of a range of approximate inference
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Experimentalphysik 1: Mechanik Und Warme - Wolfgang DemtröderMECHANIK und WA"RME ist der erste von vier BAnden zur Experimentalphysik von Professor DemtrAder. Die Lehrinhalte des ersten Semesters Physik werden anschaulich und leicht verstAndlich, dabei aber mAglichst quantitativ prAsentiert. Wichtige Definitionen und Formeln, alle Abbildungen und Tabellen wurden zweifarbig gestaltet. Durchgerechnete Beispiele im Text, Kapitelzusammenfassungen sowie Aoebungsaufgaben mit ausfA1/4hrlichen LAsungen am Schluss des Buches helfen dabei, den Stoff zu bewAltigen, und regen zu eigener Mitarbeit an. Farbtafeln zu ausgesuchten Themen tragen zum SpaA an diesem Buch bei.
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Statistics: The Art and Science of Learning from Data (2nd Edition) - Alan Agresti, Chris FranklinKEY MESSAGE: Alan Agresti and Chris Franklin have merged their research and classroom experience to develop this successful introductory statistics text. Statistics: The Art and Science of Learning from Data, Second Edition helps readers become statistically literate by encouraging them to ask and answer interesting statistical questions. It takes the ideas that have turned statistics into a central science in modern life and makes them accessible and engaging to readers without compromising necessary rigor. KEY TOPICS: GATHERING and EXPLORING DATA; Statistics: The Art and Science of Learning
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Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking - Nathan Myhrvold, Chris Young, Maxime BiletA revolution is underway in the art of cooking. Just as French Impressionists upended centuries of tradition, Modernist cuisine has in recent years blown through the boundaries of the culinary arts. Borrowing techniques from the laboratory, pioneering chefs at world-renowned restaurants such as elBulli, The Fat Duck, Alinea, and wd~50 have incorporated a deeper understanding of science and advances in cooking technology into their culinary art. In Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking, Nathan Myhrvold, Chris Young, and Maxime Bilet--scientists, inventors, and accomplished cooks in
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Fundamentals of Hand Therapy: Clinical Reasoning and Treatment Guidelines for Common Diagnoses of the Upper Extremity - Cynthia CooperThis illustrated text and reference emphasizes the fundamentals of hand therapy - for both specialists and non-specialists who encounter clients with hand issues. It provides a consistent format with tips and guidelines for hand therapy treatment. Coverage includes hand anatomy, key terms and concepts, and the evaluation process. A focus on professional issues includes clients with functional somatic syndromes and challenging behavior, client-therapist rapport, and the roles of therapy assistants. Providing many case studies, this text helps therapists think critically about clients' individual
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Human Geography - William NortonHuman Geography explores how human behavior affects the earths surface. In the course of this exploration, the text engages with subjects such as globalization, politics, biology, economics, philosophy, cultural studies, sociology, and global warming. Illustrated with a well-balanced mix of international and Canadian examples, Human Geography offers a comprehensive introduction to the disciplines essential concepts and methods. It also traces the evolution of the field, emphasizing how human geography continues to develop in response to changing human needs. In response to the changing facts of