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April
First Animal Encyclopedia - Penelope ArlonAn inspiring new addition to the First Reference series, the DK First Animal Encyclopedia is loaded with spectacular photographs showing animal habits and habitats. From aardvark to zebra, this book is packed with fascinating facts about animals, giving children a wonderful head start on learning about the animal world.
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April
Metaphysics: A Guide and Anthology - Tim CraneA complete and self-contained introduction to metaphysics, this anthology provides an extensive and varied collection of fifty-four of the best classical and contemporary readings on the subject. The readings are organized into ten sections: God, idealism and realism, being, universals and particulars, necessity and contingency, causation, space and time, identity, mind and body, and freewill and determinism. It features a substantial general introduction and detailed section introductions that set the selections in context and guide readers through them. Discussion questions and detailed guides
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April
Literary Criticism: An Introduction to Theory and Practice - Charles E. BresslerThe fourth edition of the bestselling Literary Criticism: An Introduction to Theory and Practice showcases various schools of 20th century criticism in historical and philosophical contexts. New features include: a new chapter on queer theory; every chapter has been revised with new introductions with appropriate new critical vocabulary, critical terms, further readings sections, and web sites; new student essays; structuralism and deconstruction have been combined into one section to make the material clearer and more streamlined; and the addition of Plotinus, Giovanni Boccaccio, Joseph Addison,
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April
Meteorology Today: An Introduction to Weather, Climate, and the Environment (Media Update with Meteorologynow and Infotrac) - C. Donald AhrensMETEOROLOGY TODAY has for many years been one of the most widely used and authoritative texts for the introductory meteorology course. Each edition is extensively reviewed by leading researchers in the field to ensure that the text remains completely up-to-date and reflects today's current understanding of meteorological concepts. Author Donald Ahrens has been widely praised for his ability to explain relatively complicated ideas so that even under-prepared students can understand them. The text's clear and inviting presentation is supplemented by numerous pedagogical features that help augment
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April
Changing Women, Unchanged Men? - Sara DelamontThere is an enormous social science and wider literature on women, and a rapidly growing one on men and masculinity. The cliche that women have changed and men have not is well worn, yet no single text has established the truth behind this claim. Through a thorough examination of research evidence, this volume subjects that cliche to a tough, sceptical sociological analysis. The book compares the experiences of males and females in childhood, adolescence and adulthood within the main spheres of life - for example the family, educaton and work - and examines the issues of self, body, sexuality, and
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April
High-Energy Astrophysics - Fulvio MeliaHigh-energy astrophysics involves the study of exceedingly dynamic and energetic phenomena occurring near the most extreme celestial objects known to exist, such as black holes, neutron stars, white dwarfs, and supernova remnants. "High-Energy Astrophysics" provides graduate and advanced undergraduate students with the most complete, self-contained introduction to the subject available. This textbook covers all the essentials, weaving together the latest theory with the experimental techniques, instrumentation, and observational methods astronomers use to study high-energy radiation from space.
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April
Organic Chemistry Demystified 2/E - Daniel BlochYou don't need genius DNA to master organic chemistry! Whether you're taking a chemistry class or studying for the MCAT or DAT, "Organic Chemistry Demystified" is your formulas for learning or reviewing fundamental concepts and theories step-by-step. This practical guide eases you into this sometimes challenging subject, starting with atomic structure and mass. As you progress, you will master organic chemistry essentials such as the reactivity of functional groups, the three-dimensional structure of molecules, reaction mechanisms, and more. You will understand how compounds are named and how to
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April
The Joy of Signing: The Illustrated Guide for Mastering Sign Language and the Manual Alphabet - Lottie L. Riekehof, Glen Ellard, Pearl Goings, Sandy FlowerTeaches sign language in senteces rather than individual words. Includes graphic drawings, index, and sadditional learning tools.
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April
Surviving Divorce: Teens Talk about What Hurts and What Helps - Trudi TrueitLike the magazine, the book series will focus on: - The relationship between positive health behaviors and the prevention of illness and disease - The interrelationship of mental, emotional and physical health - Interpersonal and effective conflict resolution skills; appreciation of diverse perspectives and individual needs - The impact of family as a system Curriculum Standards: Grades 7-12 Health Education Standards - Explain the relationship between positive health behaviors and the prevention of injury/illness - Describe interrelationship of mental, emotional, social, physical health during
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April
The Penguin Rhyming Dictionary (Penguin Reference) - Rosalind FergussonThe Penguin Rhyming Dictionary is an indispensable reference companion for anyone who writes verse - whether lyric poet, songwriter or composer of limericks or jingles. Clearly arranged and easy to use, it offers an astonishing wide range of suggestions for rhyming words, from the common and everyday to the more difficult and obscure.