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Liturgical Theology: The Church as Worshiping Community - Simon ChanBad worship produces bad theology, and bad theology produces an unhealthy church. In Liturgical Theology, Simon Chan issues a call to evangelicals to develop a mature theology of the church--an ecclesiology that is grounded in the church's identity as a worshiping community. Evangelicals, he argues, are confused about the meaning and purpose of the church in part because they have an inadequate understanding of Christian worship. As a remedy for this ailment, Chan presents a coherent theology of the church that pays particular attention to the liturgical practices that have constituted Christian
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February
The Bare Bones Camera Course for Film and Video - Tom Schroeppel, Edward FiolAuthor's Preface: "This book explains, as simply as possible, how to shoot usable images on film, tape and other media. If you are, or plan to be, a cameraperson, I suggest you read your camera's operator's manual in addition to this book. When you understand both, you should be able to go out and shoot footage that works. If you're not interested in becoming a cameraperson, but simply want to better understand how the camera is used, no additional reading is required. Just relax and enjoy the book."
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February
Introduction to Cryptography with Coding Theory - Wade Trappe, Lawrence C. WashingtonWith its conversational tone and practical focus, this text mixes applied and theoretical aspects for a solid introduction to cryptography and security, including the latest significant advancements in the field. Assumes a minimal background. The level of math sophistication is equivalent to a course in linear algebra. Presents applications and protocols where cryptographic primitives are used in practice, such as SET and SSL. Provides a detailed explanation of AES, which has replaced Feistel-based ciphers (DES) as the standard block cipher algorithm. Includes expanded discussions of block
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February
A Preface to Philosophy - Mark B. WoodhouseWidely used by instructors as an introductory supplement, this small book has helped thousands of students learn to think philosophically, recognize philosophical problems, and avoid the common pitfalls involved in writing critical philosophical essays. This book answers the four most important questions a beginning student needs to have answered: 1. What is a philosophical problem? 2. Why bother doing philosophy? 3. How do I go about doing philosophy? 4. Am I going to get anywhere for my efforts?
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February
Analyzing Short Stories - Joseph Lostracco, George J. WilkersonMore that two-thirds of this volume is dedicated to the reproduction of 24 American short stories selected to be analyzed by students after having absorbed the material of the textbook section of the work. Before presenting the stories, Lostracco and Wilkerson (both of Austin Community College) offer standard advice on literature analysis as it pertains to short stories, covering the central idea, character, conflict, point of view, setting, language, and tone. Also included are seven sample analytical essays of short stories, only some of which are among the sample stories included. Annotation c.
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February
Introduction to the Human Body: The Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology - Gerard J. Tortora, Bryan H. DerricksonIntroduction to the Human Body has provided countless readers with a strong understanding of the structure and function of the human body. Now in its much-anticipated seventh edition, this book presents the latest information in the field combined with an effective blend of stunning art and clearly written concepts. It approaches the study of the human body system by system, beginning with a look at the integumentary system. Readers will also benefit from the popular features that are integrated throughout the pages, such as Focus on Wellness Essays, Common Disorders, Focus on Homeostasis, and
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February
Art Forms in Nature - Ernst HaeckelThe geometric shapes and natural forms, captured with exceptional precision in Ernst Haeckel's prints, still influence artists and designers to this day. This volume highlights the research and findings of this natural scientist. Powerful modern microscopes have confirmed the accuracy of Haeckel's prints, which even in their day, became world famous. Haeckel's portfolio, first published between 1899 and 1904 in separate installments, is described in the opening essays. The plates illustrate Haeckel's fundamental monistic notion of the "unity of all living things" and the wide variety of forms are
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February
Treffpunkt D-A-CH - Christian SeiffertSupplementary cultural guide of German-speaking countries to the Berliner Platz 2: Neu textbook.
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February
The Enigma of Capital and the Crises of Capitalism - David Harveythis review (Independent) for more information.
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February
Management: An Introduction - David BoddyManagement A comprehensive and readable introduction to the themes and functions of management, within the clear process framework of planning, organising, leading and controlling. The 5th edition of this well-respected text has been revised and updated to incorporate the latest research and most recent and relevant examples and illustrations. Three 'integrating themes' run throughout the book, guiding the r... Full description