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April
Nuestras Culturas: An Intermediate Spanish Textbook: Student Text - Brenda BarceloNuestras culturas targets a broad spectrum of student interests in order to foster linguistic competence at the intermediate level of Spanish. The program's title points both to the contrast between the Hispanic and American cultures as well as to the diversity within the Hispanic world. More than expanding students' vocabulary, grammar, and cultural awareness beyond the basic survival level, the text offers the meaningful input, structured output, and communicative activities that are essential to the development of solid language skills. Conforming to the National Foreign Language Standards,
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April
Essential Animal Behavior - Graham ScottEssential Animal Behavior provides a comprehensive introduction to all areas of the subject: from the genetic and neurobiological control of behavior to the learning, development, and function of behavior in an evolutionary context. Social behaviour is also covered throughout the text. Written in a concise and engaging style, this new book: includes examples from both marine and terrestrial environments around the world places current research alongside classic examples, and puts the study of animal behavior in an applied context, emphasizing the implications for animal welfare and animal
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Beginning Gimp: From Novice to Professional - Akkana Peck"Beginning GIMP: From Novice to Professional" explains how to use the open source image manipulation program, GIMP version 2.4. You'll learn how to install GIMP on Windows, Linux, and MacOS X platforms. Once you've installed the application, you'll learn about the interface and configuration options, and then jump into a quickandsimple project to familiarize yourself even further. With fourcolor graphics and screenshots throughout, you'll learn how to prepare camera images for display on web pagesincluding functions like rescaling, cropping, and balancing color. The book also explains with great
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April
The Architecture of Computer Hardware, System Software, and Networking: An Information Technology Approach - Irv EnglanderThis book provides a solid foundation to enable IS professionals to create effective computer specification, to understand the behavior of computer programs, to understand the capabilities, strengths and limitations of current computer technology and to translate current jargon into understandable concepts. Uses a simple, highly representative, non-vendor specific model to introduce basic computer architecture concepts. Provides detailed clear technical illustrations and a straightforward presentation of technical topics.
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Public Vows: A History of Marriage and the Nation - Nancy F. CottWe commonly think of marriage as a private matter between two people, a personal expression of love and commitment. In this pioneering history, Nancy F. Cott demonstrates that marriage is and always has been a public institution. From the founding of the United States to the present day, imperatives about the necessity of marriage and its proper form have been deeply embedded in national policy, law, and political rhetoric. Legislators and judges have envisioned and enforced their preferred model of consensual, lifelong monogamy--a model derived from Christian tenets and the English common law
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April
Mathematical Physics - Donald H. MenzelThorough, extremely useful treatment of classical mechanics, electromagnetic theory, and relativity, includes full explanations of function theory, vectors, matrices, dyadics, tensors, partial differential equations, and other advanced mathematical techniques. Nearly 200 problems with answers from many different fields of physics and varying widely in difficulty.
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April
The Allyn & Bacon Guide to Writing - John D. Ramage, John C. Bean, June JohnsonThe most successful college rhetoric published in over a decade, The Allyn & Bacon Guide to Writing offers the most progressive and teachable introduction now available to academic and personal writing. The four-color guide offers engaging instruction in rhetoric and composition, a flexible sequence of comprehensive writing assignments, numerous examples of student and professional writing, and thorough guides to research and editing. Solidly grounded in current theory and research, yet eminently practical and teachable, The Allyn & Bacon Guide to Writing has set the new standard for
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April
Wheelock's Latin - Frederic M. Wheelock, Richard A. LaFleurThe latest edition of a classic Latin textbook offers students forty concise chapters with thorough explanation of the grammar, self-tutorial exercises, an extensive dictionary, and much more. Original.
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April
Diffusion of Innovations - Everett M. Rogers, Nancy Singer OlagueraNow in its fifth edition, Diffusion of Innovations is a classic work on the spread of new ideas. It has sold 30,000 copies in each edition and will continue to reach a huge academic audience.In this renowned book, Everett M. Rogers, professor and chair of the Department of Communication & Journalism at the University of New Mexico, explains how new ideas spread via communication channels over time. Such innovations are initially perceived as uncertain and even risky. To overcome this uncertainty, most people seek out others like themselves who have already adopted the new idea. Thus the
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April
Essential Entomology: An Order-By-Order Introduction - George C. McGavin, Richard LewingtonThis work aims to be an up-to-date, order-by-order introduction and reference handbook for students of biological sciences in general and entomology in particular. It covers all the important groups on a worldwide basis. A concise guide to the insect orders and to what makes insects special and successful. The book is in three sections: an introduction to insect biology; a section on field work; and an order-by-order catalogue of the insects giving essential facts and details of life-histories, highlighting what makes each order distinct. To make the material as accessible as possible, the