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January
History of Photography: From 1839 to the Present - Beaumont NewhallSince its first publication in 1937, this lucid and scholarly chronicle of the history of photography has been hailed as the classic work on the subject. No other book has managed to relate the aesthetic evolution and technical innovations of photography with such an absorbing combination of clarity, scholarship and enthusiasm.
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January
Elementary Mathematics from an Advanced Standpoint: Geometry - Felix Klein"Nothing comparable to it." — Mathematics Teacher. This comprehensive three-part treatment begins with a consideration of the simplest geometric manifolds: line-segment, area, and volume as relative magnitudes; the Grassmann determinant principle for the plane and the Grassmann principle for space; classification of the elementary configurations of space according to their behavior under transformation of rectangular coordinates; and derivative manifolds. The second section, on geometric transformations, examines affine and projective transformations; higher point transformations; transformations
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January
American History 1: A Survey - Alan BrinkleyHighly respected for its impeccable scholarship and elegant writing style, Alan Brinkley's "American History" provides students and instructors with a broad, comprehensive approach to the American past. It offers not only a scrupulous account of American political and diplomatic history, but also a deep exploration of the many other fields that are central to a critical understanding of the nation's past: social, cultural, economic, and urban history, including the histories of the South and the West, the environment, science and technology, race, ethnicity, gender, and the global context of the
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January
Analysis on Manifolds - James R. MunkresA readable introduction to the subject of calculus on arbitrary surfaces or manifolds. Accessible to readers with knowledge of basic calculus and linear algebra. Sections include series of problems to reinforce concepts.
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January
Tools for Teaching (Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series) - Barbara Gross DavisI've read countless books on teaching strategies over the years, and I can't think of one that compares--in depth, breadth, accessibility, and practicality--to this one. Tools for Teaching has much to say to teachers of all ranks, disciplines, and institutions. --Mary Deane Sorcinelli, director, Center for Teaching, University of Massachusetts, Amherst A rich compendium of classroom-tested strategies and suggestions designed to improve the teaching practice of beginning, midcareer, and senior faculty members. Forty-nine teaching tools cover both traditional tasks--writing a course syllabus,
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January
Developmental and Functional Hand Grasps - Sandra J. Edwards, Donna J. Buckland, Jenna D. McCoy-PowlenAt last! A reference that has organized grasps into a concise, beautifully illustrated text for clarity and accuracy. Developmental and Functional Hand Grasps is designed to identify, illustrate, and describe the complexity of grasps in a clear, user-friendly manner. Faculty, clinicians, and students will find that this accurate and comprehensive text addresses essential developmental, precision, and power grasps as well as handwriting grasps for use in evaluation, treatment, and research. The functional aspects of grasps, anatomical features, and interesting facts are highlighted in the
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January
The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain - Betty EdwardsWhen Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain was first published in 1979, it hit the New York Times bestseller list within two weeks and stayed there for more than a year. In 1989, when Dr. Betty Edwards revised the book, it went straight to the Times list again. Now Dr. Edwards celebrates the twentieth anniversary of her classic book with a second revised edition. Over the last decade, Dr. Edwards has refined her material through teaching hundreds of workshops and seminars. Truly The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, this edition includes: the very latest developments in brain
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January
PLC 915B Course Reader - Jill Kerper MoraTextbook for PLC 915B: Teaching in the Content Area - ELD & SDAIE for Single Subjects Credential Candidates at San Diego State University
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January
Wireless Communications - Andrea J. GoldsmithWireless technology is a truly revolutionary paradigm shift, enabling multimedia communications between people and devices from any location. It also underpins exciting applications such as sensor networks, smart homes, telemedicine, and automated highways. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the underlying theory, design techniques and analytical tools of wireless communications, focusing primarily on the core principles of wireless system design. The book begins with an overview of wireless systems and standards. The characteristics of the wireless channel are then described,
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January
Day of Empire: How Hyperpowers Rise to Global Dominance--and Why They Fall - Amy ChuaIn a little over two centuries, America has grown from a regional power to a superpower, and to what is today called a hyperpower. But can America retain its position as the world’s dominant power, or has it already begun to decline? Historians have debated the rise and fall of empires for centuries. To date, however, no one has studied the far rarer phenomenon of hyperpowers—those few societies that amassed such extraordinary military and economic might that they essentially dominated the world. Now, in this sweeping history of globally dominant empires, bestselling author Amy Chua explains how