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February
The African American Experience: Black History and Culture Through Original Speeches, Letters, Editorials, Poems, Songs, and Stories: Black History ... Letters, Editorials, Poems, Songs and Stories - Kai WrightThis wide-ranging archive, capturing more than four centuries of African American history and culture in one essential volume, is at once poignant, painful, celebratory, and inspiring. The African American Experience is a one-of-a-kind and absolutely riveting collection of more than 300 letters, speeches, articles, petitions, poems, songs, and works of fiction tracing the course of black history in America from the first slaves brought over in the 16th century to the events of the present day. All aspects of African American history and daily life are represented here, from the days of abolition
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February
Readers' Advisory Service in the Public Library - Joyce SaricksIt has been expanded and improved with: - Easy ways to create "read alike" lists, identifying what else is "like" a favorite book - Practical guidelines for conducting the advisory interview so it's a comfortable exchange - Confidence-boosting tactics for drawing on reviews to make recommendations - Methods for incorporating nonfiction into the discussion - More resources and online tools
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February
A First Course in Chaotic Dynamical Systems: Theory and Experiment - Robert L. DevaneyA First Course in Chaotic Dynamical Systems: Theory and Experiment is the first book to introduce modern topics in dynamical systems at the undergraduate level. Accessible to readers with only a background in calculus, the book integrates both theory and computer experiments into its coverage of contemporary ideas in dynamics. It is designed as a gradual introduction to the basic mathematical ideas behind such topics as chaos, fractals, Newton’s method, symbolic dynamics, the Julia set, and the Mandelbrot set, and includes biographies of some of the leading researchers in the field of dynamical
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February
Essentials of Comparative Politics - Patrick H. O'NeilO'Neil (U. of Puget Sound) takes a thematic approach to introducing the field of comparative politics, first offering chapters that conceptually explore the key institutions of politics--states, markets, societies, and democracy or authoritarianism--and later applying these conceptualizations within separate chapters on advanced democracies, commun
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February
Svg Essentials - J. David EisenbergScalable Vector Graphics -- or SVG -- is the new XML-based graphics standard from the W3C that will enable Web documents to be smaller, faster and more interactive. J. David Eisenberg's insightful book takes you through the ins and outs of SVG, beginning with basics needed to create simple line drawings and then moving through more complicated features like filters, transformations, and integration with Java, Perl, and XSLT. Unlike GIFs, JPEGs or PNGs (which are bitmapped), SVG images are both resolution- and device-independent, so that they can scale up or down to fit proportionally into any
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February
General Chemistry: The Essential Concepts - Raymond ChangThe fifth edition of General Chemistry continues the tradition of presenting only the material that is essential for a one-year general chemistry course. It strikes a balance between theory and application by incorporating real-world examples; helping students visualize the three-dimensional atomic and molecular structures that are the basis of chemical activity; and developing problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Although the fifth edition incorporates many new features, such as macro to micro artwork, six new animations correlated to the text, and the addition of new hand-sketched
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February
The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: Activity Book 1: Ancient Times: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor - Susan Wise Bauer, Joyce Crandell, Jeff WestThis comprehensive, 8.5" x 11" curriculum guide and activity book contains map activities, coloring pages, games, projects, review questions, cross-references to illustrated encyclopedias, and extensive book lists. Children and parents love the activities, ranging from cooking projects to crafts, board games to science experiments, and puzzles to projects. Each Story of the World Activity Book provides a full year of history study when combined with the Textbook, Audiobook, and Tests—each available separately to accompany each volume of The Story of the World Activity Book. Activity Book 1 Grade
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February
Introduction to Careers in Health, Physical Education, and Sport - Patricia A. Floyd, Beverly AllenUnique to Cengage Learning, this informative supplement walks students through the process of exploring different health-related careers, offers advice on how to prepare for the transition into the working world, and gives valuable insight into different types of career paths, education requirements, and reasonable salary expectations.
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February
Hitler: A Study in Tyranny - Alan BullockBullock describes with chilling specificity how thru adroit manipulation of popular discontent, the control of information, & the politics of terror, a mad monster inspired Germany to perpetrate the defining horror of the century. Preface to the Revised Edition Acknowledgments Abbreviations Party leader, 1889-1933 The formative years, 1889-1918 The years of struggle, 1919-24 The years of waiting, 1924-31 The months of opportunity, 10/1931-1/30/1933 Chancellor, 1933-9 Revolution after power, 1/30/1933-8/1934 The counterfeit peace, 1933-7 The dictator From Vienna to Prague, 1938-9
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February
The Cultural Experience: Ethnography in Complex Society - David W. McCurdy, James P. Spradley, Dianna ShandyThe Cultural Experience has helped generations of undergraduates discover the excitement of ethnographic research through participation in relatively familiar cultures in North American society. Grounded in the interviewing-based ethnographic technique known as ethnosemantics, the latest edition continues to treat ethnography as a discovery process. Students are taught how to set up an ethnographic field study, choose a microculture, and find and approach an informant, as well as how to ask ethnographic questions, record data, and organize and analyze what they have learned. Detailed instruction