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February
Evolution: Making Sense of Life - Carl Zimmer, Douglas J. EmlenScience writer Carl Zimmer and evolutionary biologist Douglas Emlen have teamed up to write a textbook intended for biology majors that will inspire students while delivering a solid foundation in evolutionary biology. Zimmer brings the same story-telling skills he displayed in The Tangled Bank, his 2009 non-majors textbook that the Quarterly Review of Biology called “spectacularly successful.” Emlen, an award-winning evolutionary biologist at the University of Montana, has infused Evolution: Making Sense of Life with the technical rigor and conceptual depth that today’s biology majors require.
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February
Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior - Leonard MlodinowLeonard Mlodinow, the best-selling author of The Drunkard’s Walk and coauthor of The Grand Design (with Stephen Hawking), gives us a startling and eye-opening examination of how the unconscious mind shapes our experience of the world and how, for instance, we often misperceive our relationships with family, friends, and business associates, misunderstand the reasons for our investment decisions, and misremember important events. Your preference in politicians, the amount you tip your waiter—all judgments and perceptions reflect the workings of our mind on two levels: the conscious, of which we
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February
The Spanish American Revolutions 1808-1826 - John  LynchSpanish America was engulfed for nearly two decades in revolutions for independence that were sudden, violent, and universal. John Lynch provides a brilliant survey of the men and the movements during these critical years. He views the revolutionary outbreak as the culmination of a long process of alienation from Spain during which Spanish Americans became aware of their own identity, conscious of their own culture, and jealous of their own resources. He traces the forces of independence as they gathered momentum and spread across the subcontinent in two great waves converging on Peru. He also
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February
Teaching with the Internet K-12: New Literacies for New Times - Donald J. Leu Jr.Each chapter begins with a classroom scenario and continues with serveral other examples of how teachers are using the Internet to bring the excitement of learning and discovery to their classes. You see how others are using the Internet in new ways, how you can use the Internet thoughtfully in classroom contexts and how to create opportunities for students to share their own expertise with new literacies.
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February
Vector Calculus, Linear Algebra, and Differential Forms: A Unified Approach - John H. Hubbard, Barbara Burke HubbardUsing a dual presentation that is rigorous and comprehensive—yet exceptionaly reader-friendly in approach—this book covers most of the standard topics in multivariate calculus and an introduction to linear algebra. It focuses in underlying ideas, integrates theory and applications, offers a host of learning aids, features coverage of differential forms, and emphasizes numerical methods that highlight modern applications of mathematics. The revised and expanded content of this edition includes new discussions of functions; complex numbers; closure, interior, and boundary; orientation; forms
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February
The World Food Problem: Toward Ending Undernutrition in the Third World. Howard D. Leathers, Phillips Foster - Howard D. Leathers, Phillips FosterWhy do millions of people in the less-developed countries go hungry - while there is an abundance of food in the world? What can be done about it? These are the issues explored in this accessible and comprehensive text. In addition to incorporating updated data throughout, this new edition includes: a comprehensive description and analysis of the 2008 food crisis; an expanded discussion of the impact of using food crops to produce biofuels; new case studies and recent examples to illustrate key points; examples of successful and unsuccessful policy approaches; and reference to the latest research
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February
A History of World Societies, Volume 2: Since 1500 - John  P. McKay, Bennett D. Hill, John Buckler, Patricia Buckley Ebrey, Roger B. Beck, Clare Haru Crowston, Merry E. Wiesner-HanksMore than any other text, A History of World Societies introduces students to the families, foods, workplaces, religions, and diversions of peoples of the past through lively, descriptive writing and extensive primary sources that give voice to a wide range of individuals. This hallmark treatment of social history combines with strong political, cultural, and economic coverage and a clear, easy-to-manage organization to provide students with the most vivid account available of what life was like throughout human history. The Eighth Edition welcomes to the author team Merry Wiesner-Hanks and
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February
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM-IV-TR - American Psychiatric AssociationThis Text Revision incorporates information culled from a comprehensive literature review of research about mental disorders published since the DSM-IV(R) of 1994. Updated information is included about the associated features, culture, age & gender features, prevalence, course & familial pattern of mental disorders. The DSM-IV-TR(R) brings this essential diagnostic tool to-date, to promote effective diagnosis, treatment & quality of care. One can get all the essential diagnostic information from the DSM-IV(R) along with important updates not in the '94 edition. Benefit from new
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February
Cliffsap Economics Micro & Macro - Ron PirayoffCliffsAP study guides help you gain an edge on Advanced Placement* exams. Review exercises, realistic practice exams, and effective test-taking strategies are the key to calmer nerves and higher AP* scores. "CliffsAP Economics Micro & Macro" is for students who are enrolled in AP Economics or who are preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination in Economics to earn college credit and/or placement into advanced coursework at the college level. Inside, you'll find test-taking strategies, a clear explanation of the exam format, a look at how exams are graded, and more: A topic-by-topic look
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February
Educational Psychology - Anita E. WoolfolkRenowned for its clarity, readability, and organization, this market-leading Educational Psychology book continues to offer the best blend of current theory, research, and practice in a completely up-to-date new edition. This book provides an organizational framework that readers can immediately grasp to help them understand complex and ever-evolving theories. The Eighth Edition reflects the field's continuing interest in constructivism and authentic learning as well as other areas of growing emphasis such as students with disabilities and inclusion. Other topics that have been added or received