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February
Becoming an Urban Planner: A Guide to Careers in Planning and Urban Design - Michael Bayer, Nancy Frank, Jason ValeriusBecoming an Urban Planner answers these key questions: What do urban planners do? What are the educational requirements? How do I enter the field? How do I choose between the different types of planning, from land use planning to policy planning? What is the future of the urban planning profession? Here is a completely up-to-date guide to today's careers in urban planning--a clear and concise survey of the urban planning field and advice for navigating a successful career. Filled with interviews and guidance from leading urban planners, it covers everything from educational requirements to
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February
Nakama 1: Introductory Japanese: Communication, Culture, Context - Yukiko Abe Hatasa, Seiichi Makino, Kazumi HatasaThis proficiency-oriented introductory Japanese program emphasizes practical communication, the development of all four language skills, student interaction, and cultural awareness. Nakama 1 consists of 12 chapters, and Nakama 2 consists of a review chapter, plus 10 additional chapters. Both volumes feature thematically organized chapters that focus on high-frequency communicative situations and introduce students to the Japanese language and its three writing systems: hiragana, katakana, and kanji.
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February
Our Undemocratic Constitution: Where the Constitution Goes Wrong (and How We the People Can Correct It) - Sanford LevinsonThe Constitution is one of the most revered documents in American politics. Yet this is a document that regularly places in the White House candidates who did not in fact get a majority of the popular vote. It gives Wyoming the same number of votes as California, which has seventy times the population of the Cowboy State. And it offers the President the power to overrule both houses of Congress on legislation he disagrees with on political grounds. Is this a recipe for a republic that reflects the needs and wants of today's Americans? Taking a hard look at our much-venerated Constitution,
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February
Cengage Advantage Books: Creative Activities for Young Children - Mary MayeskyCREATIVE ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN, 10th Edition, is a terrific book filled with fun, creative, and easy-to implement activities for young children. You'll be encouraged to exercise your own creativity, as well as learn how to help young children do the same. Hundreds of activities, up-to-date research, recipes, finger plays, information on how to select children's books, and more make this book an invaluable resource for you and others planning to work creatively with children across the curriculum--and one you'll want to keep for use throughout your professional career.
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February
Dynamics of the Standard Model - John F. Donoghue, Barry R. Holstein, Eugene GolowichThis book gives a comprehensive account of the Standard Model, focusing on the techniques by which the model can produce information about real observed phenomena. The text opens with an account of the theory of the Standard Model and introductions to the essential calculational techniques needed, including effective Lagrangian techniques and path integral methods. A major portion of the text is concerned with the use of the Standard Model in the calculation of physical properties of particles. Rigorous and reliable methods (radiative corrections and non-perturbative techniques based on symmetries
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February
The Economics of the Welfare State - Nicholas BarrThis new fourth edition of this successful textbook discusses the different parts of the welfare system and in particular, cash benefits, the health service and education. The text argues that the welfare state exists not just to help the underprivileged, but also for efficiency reasons, in areas where private markets would be inefficient or would not exist at all. The book is fully updated and will contain a number of student learning features.
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February
Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom - Bell Hooksbell hooks, one of America's leading black intellectuals, shares her philosophy of the classroom, offering ideas about teaching that fundamentally rethink democratic participation.
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February
Academic Duty - Donald KennedyDonald Kennedy, the former president of Stanford University and currently a member of its faculty, has been at the front lines of the issues confounding the academy today. In this new book, he brings his experience and concern to bear on the present state of the university. He examines teaching, graduate training, research, and their ethical context in the research university. Aware of the numerous pressures that academics face, from the pursuit of open inquiry in the midst of culture wars, to confusion and controversy over the ownership of ideas, to the scramble for declining research funds and
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February
Trajectories of Memory: Intergenerational Representations of the Holocaust in History and the Arts - Christina GuentherThis volume, which grew out of a conference of the same name held at Bowling Green State University in March 2006, represents new scholarly perspectives on the way in which the Holocaust is remembered in history, literary studies and theatre. It is a response to changing representations of the Holocaust across generations, disciplines, and in various cultural and national contexts. The contributions address the following questions: How do historians, artists, scholars, and teachers negotiate the language of the Holocaust as survivors die, leaving future generations to respond to the dictum: Never
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February
The Sacred Paths of the West - Theodore M. LudwigThis book combines study of the dynamic historical development of each religious tradition with a comparative thematic structure. In this way, the book helps readers to explore each of the major religions as a unique and integral system of meaning and life. At the same time, readers are encouraged to discover and explore the nature of religious experience by comparing basic themes and issues common to all religions. Covering the religions arising from the Mediterranean world, this book introduces the key dimensions of religious experience, outlining the basic human concerns that give rise to