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February
Version Control with Subversion - Ben Collins-Sussman, Ben Collins-Sussman, Brian W. FitzpatrickOne of the greatest frustrations in most software projects is version control: the art of managing changes to information. Today's increasingly fast pace of software development--as programmers make small changes to software one day only to undo them the next--has only heightened the problem; consecutive work on code or single-programmer software is a rare sight these days. Without careful attention to version control, concurrent and collaborative work can create more headaches than it solves. This is where Subversion comes into play. Written by members of the Subversion open source development
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February
King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa - Adam HochschildIn the 1880s, as the European powers were carving up Africa, King Leopold II of Belgium seized for himself the vast and mostly unexplored territory surrounding the Congo River. Carrying out a genocidal plundering of the Congo, he looted its rubber, brutalized its people, and ultimately slashed its population by ten million--all the while shrewdly cultivating his reputation as a great humanitarian. Heroic efforts to expose these crimes eventually led to the first great human rights movement of the twentieth century, in which everyone from Mark Twain to the Archbishop of Canterbury participated.
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February
At Swim-Two-Birds - Flann O'BrienA wildly comic send-up of Irish literature and culture, At Swim-Two-Birds is the story of a young, lazy, and frequently drunk Irish college student who lives with his curmudgeonly uncle in Dublin. When not in bed (where he seems to spend most of his time) or reading he is composing a mischief-filled novel about Dermot Trellis, a second-rate author whose characters ultimately rebel against him and seek vengeance. From drugging him as he sleeps to dropping the ceiling on his head, these figures of Irish myth make Trellis pay dearly for his bad writing. Hilariously funny and inventive, At
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February
Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky, David McDuffThrough the story of the brilliant but conflicted young Raskolnikov and the murder he commits, Fyodor Dostoevsky explores the theme of redemption through suffering. Crime and Punishment put Dostoevsky at the forefront of Russian writers when it appeared in 1866 and is now one of the most famous and influential novels in world literature. The poverty-stricken Raskolnikov, a talented student, devises a theory about extraordinary men being above the law, since in their brilliance they think “new thoughts” and so contribute to society. He then sets out to prove his theory by murdering a vile, cynical
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February
Exchange and Power in Social Life - Peter Michael BlauIn his landmark study of exchange and power in social life, Peter M. Blau contributes to an understanding of social structure by analyzing the social processes that govern the relations between individuals and groups. The basic question that Blau considers is: How does social life become organized into increasingly complex structures of associations among humans. This analysis, first published in 1964, represents a pioneering contribution to the sociological literature. Blau uses concepts of exchange, reciprocity, imbalance, and power to examine social life and to derive the more complex
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February
E-Z Calculus (Barron's E-Z Calculus) - Douglas DowningThe author of this imaginative self-teaching book tells an entertaining story about travels in the fictional land of Carmorra. In the process he introduces a series of problems and solves them by applying principles of calculus. Readers are introduced to derivatives, natural logarithms, exponential functions, differential equations, and much more. Skill-building exercises are presented at the end of every chapter. Books in Barron's new "E-Z " series are enhanced and updated editions of Barron's older, highly popular "Easy Way " books. New cover designs reflect the brand-new interior layouts, which
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February
How Should We Then Live? The Rise and Decline of Western Thought and Culture - Francis A. SchaefferDrawing upon forty years of study in theology, philosophy, history, sociology and the arts, Dr. Schaeffer contemplates the reasons for modern society's sorry state of affairs and argues for total affirmation of the Bible's morals, values, and meaning.
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February
The Norton Anthology of Modern & Contemporary Poetry, Vol 1: Modern Poetry - Jahan Ramazani, Richard Ellmann, Robert O'ClairThirty years later, this innovative, cover-to-cover revision renders with fresh eyes and meticulous care the remarkable range of styles, subjects, and voices in English-language poetry. The newly titled Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry now available in two paperback volumes includes 1,596 poems by 195 poets (half of the poems are new), from Walt Whitman and Thomas Hardy in the late nineteenth century to Anne Carson and Sherman Alexie in the twenty-first. The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry continues to be the most comprehensive collection of twentieth-century
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February
General Class (FCC License Preparation Element 3, 2007 - 2011) - Gordon WestGordon West's study guide for the 2007-11 Element 3 General Class FCC amateur radio license. Manual includes all 484 questions and answers along with West's answer explanations for easy learning. Fully-illustrated text aids understanding. Bonus "On The Air" audio CD recorded by West introduces the reader to General Class high-frequency radio fun and excitement.
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February
Humankind Emerging - Bernard Grant Campbell, Bernard G. CampbellAn impressive revision that updates the content, improves the graphics, adds significant new material, and addresses contemporary concerns and the relationship of the book's subject matter to ongoing issues in everyday life. Of all editions of the book, the eighth is clearly a superior, comprehensive introduction to physical anthropology. It retains, and incrementally improves, the best features of earlier versions. A whole new set of theoretical perspectives and timelines illuminate the latest fossil finds. The links to the WWW sites are a terrific pedagogical addition to help students keep