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April
Living Folklore: An Introduction to the Study of People and their Traditions - Martha C. Sims, Martine StephensLiving Folklore is a comprehensive, straightforward introduction to folklore as it is lived, shared and practiced in contemporary settings. Drawing on examples from diverse American groups and experiences, this text gives the student a strong foundation—from the field’s history and major terms to theories, interpretive approaches, and fieldwork. Many teachers of undergraduates find the available folklore textbooks too complex or unwieldy for an introductory level course. It is precisely this criticism that Living Folklore addresses; while comprehensive and rigorous, the book is specifically
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April
The Samurai - Shūsaku Endō, Van C. GesselOne of the late Shusaku Endo’s finest works, The Samurai tells of the journey of some of the first Japanese to set foot on European soil and the resulting clash of cultures and politics.
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April
The Scandalous God: The Use and Abuse of the Cross - Vitor Westhelle* A rich and detailed examination of the historical and theological dimensions of the Cross
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April
Using MATLAB to Analyze and Design Control Systems - Naomi Ehrich Leonard, William S. LevineNow your students can learn Matlab 4.2, a remarkable time-saving tool for anyone who studies or designs control systems. Through extensive interactive examples and exercises that demonstrate Matlab fundamentals and its plotting capabilities, students quickly learn how to use the software to perform calculations and generate graphs essential to control system analysis and design. The manual includes an introduction to Simulink software and Handle Graphics. With Simulink, students can use block diagrams to simulate linear and nonlinear systems and display the results. Handle Graphics is Matlab's
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April
Why Don't Students Like School?: A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What It Means for the Classroom - Daniel T. WillinghamKids are naturally curious, but when it comes to school it seems like their minds are turned off. Why is it that they can remember the smallest details from their favorite television program, yet miss the most obvious questions on their history test? Cognitive scientist Dan Willingham has focused his acclaimed research on the biological and cognitive basis of learning and has a deep understanding of the daily challenges faced by classroom teachers. this book will help teachers improve their practice by explaining how they and their students think and learn—revealing the importance of story,
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April
Principles of Lasers - Orazio SveltoThis new Fourth Edition of Principles of Lasers is so thoroughly updated and expanded that it is virtually a whole new book. But the text's essential mission remains the same: to provide a wide-ranging yet unified description of laser behavior, physics, technology, and current applications. Dr. Svelto emphasizes the physical rather than the mathematical aspects of lasers, and presents the subject in the simplest terms compatible with a correct physical understanding.
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April
Social and Economic Networks - Matthew O. JacksonNetworks of relationships help determine the careers that people choose, the jobs they obtain, the products they buy, and how they vote. The many aspects of our lives that are governed by social networks make it critical to understand how they impact behavior, which network structures are likely to emerge in a society, and why we organize ourselves as we do. In "Social and Economic Networks," Matthew Jackson offers a comprehensive introduction to social and economic networks, drawing on the latest findings in economics, sociology, computer science, physics, and mathematics. He provides empirical
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April
A Jury of Her Peers - Susan GlaspellAn excellent short dramatic story by Susan Glaspell.
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April
My Tears Spoiled My Aim: and Other Reflections on Southern Culture - John Shelton ReedWith characteristic tongue-in-cheek wit, Reed tackles the questions, Just what is “the South” today? Where is it? Why are Southerners so devoted to it? Instructional maps include “Where Kudzu Grows” and “States Mentioned in Country Music Lyrics.”
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April
The Handbook for Evidence-Based Practice in Communication Disorders - Christine A. DollaghanWith this landmark textbook, speech-language pathologists will learn to apply current best evidence as they make critical decisions about the care of each individual they serve. The first text that covers this cutting-edge topic for the communication disorders field, this book introduces SLPs to the principles and process of evidence-based practice, thoroughly covering its three primary components: "external" evidence from systematic research, "internal" evidence from clinical practice, and evidence concerning patient preferences. SLPs will get the in-depth guidance they need to construct the