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March
The Essentials of Risk Management - Michel Crouhy, Dan Galai, Robert MarkMichel Crouhy, Ph.D., is the head of research and development and financial engineering at IXIS Corporate and Investment Bank (Groupe Caisse d'Epargne). He has the bankwide oversight on all quantitative research and the development of new products and applications supporting the trading and structuring businesses. Dan Galai, Ph.D., is the Abe Gray Professor of Banking and Finance at The Hebrew University. He is a co-CEO of Sigma PCM, an investment banking firm. Galai has consulted for the Chicago Board Options Exchange and the American Stock Exchange, and for many major banks and corporations.
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March
Clinical Aromatherapy: Essential Oils in Practice - Jane BuckleAromatherapy is one of the main complementary therapies to be practiced by nurses and other health care professionals in hospital, hospice, and community settings. Written by a nurse, this clinical text highlights how aromatherapy can enhance care and the role health care professionals play in its practice. It examines key facts and issues in aromatherapy practice, and applies these within a variety of contexts and conditions, taking a carefully holistic approach in dealing with the patient.
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March
Worshiping with United Methodists: A Guide for Pastors and Church Leaders - Hoyt L. HickmanRevised and updated, this popular book shows pastors and worship leaders the basics of United Methodist worship. In this straightforward and updated commentary, Hoyt Hickman explains the basic pattern of United Methodist worship within the broader context of Christian worship. Drawing upon five basic principles, the author explains the formative nature of worship and how it can revitalize persons' lives. These principles are: God's Word is primary; active congregational participation is crucial; spontaneity and order are both important; worship should be relevant and inclusive; and worship is
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March
Fundamentals of Computer Graphics - Peter ShirleyExtensively beta-tested in classrooms worldwide, this modern, comprehensive introduction to computer graphics will set the standard in teaching. It presents the mathematical foundations of computer graphics with a focus on geometric intuition, allowing the programmer to understand and apply those foundations to the development of efficient code. - The fundamental mathematics used in graphics programs - The basics of the graphics pipeline - BSP trees - Ray tracing - Surface shading - Texture mapping Advanced topics include: - Curves and surfaces - Color science - Global illumination - Reflection
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March
Nation of Nations: A Concise Narrative of the American Repulic, Vol. 2: Since 1865 - James West Davidson, Seth WeissmanKnown for its unsurpassed narrative style and careful blending of social and political history, Nation of Nations is a leader in the movement toward a more balanced approach to teaching the American History survey. The fourth edition of this popular text offers major changes in organization, content, and style, and added pedagogical features throughout make this survey text the most exciting on the market. Packaged with the interactive eSource CD-ROM, which combines print, media, and Web-based study materials into one, easy-to-use resource that accomodates a wide variety of learning styles,
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March
The Best Spiritual Writing 2010 - Pico IyerThe renowned nonfiction annual makes its Penguin debut For more than a decade, Philip Zaleski has collected into a single volume the best spiritual essays and poetry of the year. The Best Spiritual Writing 2010, featuring essays by John Updike and Diane Ackerman, poems from Nobel Prize winner Seamus Heaney and Pulitzer Prize-winner Louise Glück, and personal reflections by Richard Rodriguez and Leon Wieseltier, is sure to expand on the series' already wide recognition and reach the growing audience of readers searching for unsurpassed spiritual writing. Contributors include: Mary Jo Bang,
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March
On Photography - Susan SontagFirst published in 1973, this is a study of the force of photographic images which are continually inserted between experience and reality. Sontag develops further the concept of 'transparency'. When anything can be photographed and photography has destroyed the boundaries and definitions of art, a viewer can approach a photograph freely with no expectations of discovering what it means. This collection of six lucid and invigorating essays, the most famous being "In Plato's Cave", make up a deep exploration of how the image has affected society.
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March
Invertebrate Zoology - Edward E. Ruppert, Robert D. BarnesRevision of introduction to the biology of invertebrates through a survey by groups. The author emphasizes adaptive morphology and physiology while covering anatomical ground plans and basic developmental patterns.
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March
Definitive Guide to Lego Mindstorms - Dave BaumThe LEGO MINDSTORMS Robotics Invention System kit enables anyone to build programmable robots with an assortment of LEGO pieces that snap, slide, and click into place. In this exciting second edition from MINDSTORMS expert Dave Baum, youll be able to take your robotics experiments to a new level. Baum takes you step-by-step through the entire process of building and programming MINDSTORMS robots using both LEGO's RCX code and the author's own, more powerful programming language, Not Quite C (NQC). This edition has been updated with new programs that take advantage of the LEGO MINDSTORMS Robotics
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March
Linear Algebra - Jim HefferonThe coverage is standard: linear systems and Gauss' method, vector spaces, linear maps and matrices, determinants, and eigenvectors and eigenvalues. Prerequisites: A semester of calculus. Students with three semesters of calculus can skip a few sections. Applications: Each chapter has three or four discussions of additional topics and applications. These are suitable for independent study or for small group work. What makes it different? The approach is developmental. Although the presentation is focused on covering the requisite material by proving things, it does not start with an assumption