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The history of American funeral directing - Robert W. HabensteinFuneral practices from Early Egyptian customs, early Christian customs, through the Middle Ages and Renaissance, to modern day. Rise of American Funeral Undertaking
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March
Fundamentals of Machine Component Design - Robert C. Juvinall, Kurt M. MarshekThis indispensable reference goes beyond explaining the basics of mechanics, strength of materials, and materials properties by showing readers how to apply these fundamentals to specific machine components. They'll learn how to solve mechanical component design problems while reviewing numerous examples and working on end-of-chapter problems. With the help of graphical procedures, they'll also gain the skills needed to visualize the solution format, develop added insight about the significance of the results, and determine how the design can be improved.
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March
Mount Allegro: A Memoir of Italian American Life (New York Classics) - Jerre Gerlando Mangione, Eugene Paul Nassar, Dorothy Canfield FisherDepicts the lives of Sicilian immigrants in Rochester, New York, in the first half of the twentieth century as their customs blend and clash with those of their adopted country.
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March
Introduction to Typology: The Unity and Diversity of Language - Lindsay J. WhaleyIdeal in introductory courses dealing with grammatical structure and linguistic analysis, Introduction to Typology overviews the major grammatical categories and constructions in the world's languages. Framed in a typological perspective, the constant concern of this primary text is to underscore the similarities and differences which underlie the vast array of human languages.
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March
Making Comics: Storytelling Secrets of Comics, Manga and Graphic Novels - Scott McCloudScott McCloud tore down the wall between high and low culture in 1993 with Understanding Comics, a massive comic book about comics, linking the medium to such diverse fields as media theory, movie criticism, and web design. In Reinventing Comics, McCloud took this to the next level, charting twelve different revolutions in how comics are generated, read, and perceived today. Now, in Making Comics, McCloud focuses his analysis on the art form itself, exploring the creation of comics, from the broadest principles to the sharpest details (like how to accentuate a character's facial muscles in order
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March
The Golem Returns: From German Romantic Literature to Global Jewish Culture, 1808-2008 - Cathy GelbinThe Hulk, Superman, the Terminator; they are all modern popular culture echoes of the golem, that mystical, artificial man of legend, a sort of friendly Jewish version of Frankenstein's monster. By focusing on the golem in key literary texts and films, The Golem Returns explores the role that popular culture has played in the formation of modern Jewish culture. Widely seen as an icon of authentically Jewish lore, the golem has inspired a broad range of writers across ethnic, cultural, and national affiliations in Europe, the United States, and Israel. Previous scholarly accounts of the golem have
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March
Adaptive Filter Theory - Simon HaykinExamines both the mathematical theory behind various linear adaptive filters with finite-duration impulse response and the elements of supervised neural networks. The fourth edition of this book has been updated and refined to stay current with the field.
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March
Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting - Syd FieldA generation of screenwriters has used Syd Field’s bestselling books to ignite successful careers in film. Now the celebrated producer, lecturer, teacher, and bestselling author has updated his classic guide for a new generation of filmmakers, offering a fresh insider’s perspective on the film industry today. From concept to character, from opening scene to finished script, here are easily understood guidelines to help aspiring screenwriters—from novices to practiced writers—hone their craft. Filled with updated material—including all-new personal anecdotes and insights, guidelines on marketing
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March
I Before E, Except After C: Spelling for the Alphabetically Challenged - Laurie E. RozakisDr. Rozakis offers this fun, engaging refresher course on spelling for adults, teens, and preteens alike, who--thanks in part to online instant messaging and text messaging--are quickly and quietly forgetting how to spell.
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March
Orbital Mechanics - Conway Prussing, Conway PrussingAs more spaceflights are planned and designed, aeronautical students and engineers require training on the topic of orbital mechanics. This introduction to the subject provides the reader with data to calculate propellant required, time of flight, launch and arrival times, and payload.