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Advice for New Faculty Members - Robert BoiceAdvice for New Faculty Members: Nihil Nimus is a unique and essential guide to the start of a successful academic career. As its title suggests (nothing in excess), it advocates moderation in ways of working, based on the single-most reliable difference between new faculty who thrive and those who struggle. By following its practical, easy-to-use rules, novice faculty can learn to teach with the highest levels of student approval, involvement, and comprehension, with only modest preparation times and a greater reliance on spontaneity and student participation. Similarly, new faculty can use its
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May
Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News - Bernard GoldbergIn his nearly thirty years at CBS News, Emmy Award winner Bernard Goldberg earned a reputation as one of the preeminent reporters in the television news business. When he looked at his own industry, however, he saw that the media far too often ignored their primary mission: to provide objective, disinterested reporting. Again and again he saw that the news slanted to the left. For years, Goldberg appealed to reporters, producers, and network executives for more balanced reporting, but no one listened. The liberal bias continued. Now, breaking ranks and naming names, he reveals a corporate news
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May
Human Sexuality - Simon LeVay, Sharon M. ValenteThis textbook introduces students to the diversity of human sexual expression and the diversity of perspectives from which sexuality can be viewed, from biology and medicine, evolutionary theory, to cognitive science and social psychology. The authors encourage critical thinking and enable students to contribute constructively and non-judgmentally to the social debate on sexual issues. The second edition presents new coverage on gay marriage, sex education, minority issues, recent brain imaging studies, advances in contraceptive technology and STD treatment, and sexual arousal disorders. The text
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May
Essentials of Infectious Disease Epidemiology - Manya MagnusIn recent years we have seen a dramatic and serious increase in infectious diseases. In addition to emerging diseases, such as HIV/AIDS, SARS, Lyme disease, Hantavirus, Ebola, we have diseases once cured that have become resistant to our treatments, such as tuberculosis and streptococcus. We have increasingly harmful foodborne contagions, such as E. coli and sexually transmitted diseases such as Chlamydia in epidemic proportions worldwide. In the wings, we have diseases such as Avian flu, on the brink of causing a threat to global health even as we seek methods of control and risk reduction. As
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May
Pitied But Not Entitled: Single Mothers and the History of Welfare - Linda GordonWith three-fourths of all poor families headed by women and about 54 percent of single-mother families living below the poverty line, a rethinking of the fundamental assumptions of our much-reviled welfare program is clearly necessary. Here, Linda Gordon unearths the tangled roots of AFDC (Aid to Families with Dependent Children). Competing visions of how and to whom public aid should be distributed were advanced by male bureaucrats, black women's organizations, and white progressive feminists. From their policy debates emerged a two-track system of public aid, in which single mothers got highly
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May
Excel 2007 Formulas - John WalkenbachThis book is a single reference that's indispensable for Excel beginners, intermediate users, power users, and would-be power users everywhereFully updated for the new release, this latest edition provides comprehensive, soup-to-nuts coverage, delivering over 900 pages of Excel tips, tricks, and techniques readers won't find anywhere elseJohn Walkenbach, aka "Mr. Spreadsheet," is one of the world's leading authorities on ExcelThoroughly updated to cover the revamped Excel interface, new file formats, enhanced interactivity with other Office applications, and upgraded collaboration featuresIncludes
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May
Introduction to Botany - Murray W. NaborsIntroduction to Botany's comprehensive coverage captures readers' attention by showing them why plants are a fascinating and essential part of their everyday lives. The clear, concise text focuses on four major themesÑplants and people, conservation biology, evolution, and biotechnologyÑand gives readers practical and relevant information about the world of botany. Thematic boxes throughout each chapter further highlight the relationship between plants and readers' lives. Nabors' clear and engaging writing style keeps students interested in the science without ever becoming encyclopedic. Plants
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May
Complex Analysis - Joseph Bak, D.J. NewmanThis unusually lively textbook on complex variables introduces the theory of analytic functions, explores its diverse applications and shows the reader how to harness its powerful techniques. Complex Analysis offers new and interesting motivations for classical results and introduces related topics that do not appear in this form in other texts. Stressing motivation and technique, and containing a large number of problems and their solutions, this volume may be used as a text both in classrooms and for self-study. Topics covered include: The complex numbers; functions of a complex variable;
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May
Major Problems in the Gilded Age and the Progressive Era - Leon FinkThis text presents a carefully selected group of readings, on topics such as American capitalism and the Great War, that allow students to evaluate primary sources, test the interpretations of distinguished historians, and draw their own conclusions.