15
May
The Sacred Canopy: Elements of a Sociological Theory of Religion - Peter L. Berger“[Berger] writes in a concise and lucid style, a rare talent among sociologists, but does so without losing any of the cogency of his material. More impressively, he is almost unparalleled in his creativity. The Sacred Canopy brings together all of these virtues and is easily his most important book. Indeed, I think it’s the most important contribution to the sociology of religion since Max Weber’s The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism.” —Jeffery K. Hadden, Commonweal “This is a brilliant analysis that gives evidence of a sociology of religion that is able to clarify the often ironic
15
May
God, Sex, and Politics: Homosexuality and Everyday Theologies - Dawne MoonGod, Sex, and Politics examines both sides of the church controversy over homosexuality to consider the ways in which people develop, in everyday thought and interaction, their beliefs about God and justice. Dawne Moon explores how members of Protestant congregations determine what is just and what is not, what is right and what is wrong, what is loving and what is sinful. Through this compelling work we learn that the considerable turmoil surrounding homosexuality in churches has less to do with homosexuality than with the fear of weakening the church's spiritual, communal solidarity. We learn
15
May
Physiology (Board Review Series) - Linda S. CostanzoThoroughly updated for its Fourth Edition, BRS Physiology is an excellent aid for students preparing for the USMLE Step 1. The book concisely reviews key physiological principles and includes clinical correlations throughout to emphasize connections between basic physiology and clinical medicine. Numerous illustrations, tables, and flow charts help students visualize material quickly and aid in long-term retention. End-of-chapter USMLE-style questions and a comprehensive end-of-book exam test the student's problem-solving skills, and clearly explained answers guide the student through the correct
15
May
The Complete Musician: An Integrated Approach to Tonal Theory, Analysis, and Listening - Steven G. Laitz* The Instructor's Manual provides solutions to all of the dictation exercises, sample solutions for more than 250 writing (e.g., figured bass and melody harmonization) and analytical exercises, supplementary examples, exercises, and teaching guidelines that detail effective strategies for each chapter. * The two workbooks have been significantly reorganized: Workbook 1 is now dedicated to written and analytical activities, including figured bass, melody harmonization, model composition, and analysis. Workbook 2 covers musicianship skills. Exercises within each chapter of Workbook 2 are organized
15
May
Activity Analysis, Creativity and Playfulness in Pediatric Occupational Therapy: Making Play Just Right - Heather Miller Kuhaneck, Susan L. Spitzer, Elissa MillerActivity Analysis, Creativity And Playfulness In Pediatric Occupational Therapy: Making Play Just Right Is A Unique Resource On Pediatric Activity And Therapy Analysis For Occupational Therapists And Students. This Text Provides Useful Information On Planning Creative And Playful Activities Within Therapy Sessions.
15
May
Swarm Intelligence - James Kennedy, Russell C. EberhartTraditional methods for creating intelligent computational systems have privileged private "internal" cognitive and computational processes. In contrast, "Swarm Intelligence" argues that human intelligence derives from the interactions of individuals in a social world and further, that this model of intelligence can be effectively applied to artificially intelligent systems. The authors first present the foundations of this new approach through an extensive review of the critical literature in social psychology, cognitive science, and evolutionary computation. They then show in detail how these
15
May
Chemistry: An Introduction to General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry - Karen C. TimberlakeNow in it's tenth edition, this text makes chemistry exciting to students by showing them why important concepts are relevant to their lives and future careers.
15
May
Psychology in Perspective - Carol Tavris, Carole WadeCarol Tavris and Carole Wade once again set a new standard with this exciting alternative to traditional treatment of psychology. Psychology in Perspective, 3/e, responds to the American Association for the Advancement of Science's Project 2061, which calls upon all scientists to teach for depth of understanding rather than breadth of coverage. The authors have reorganized the traditional material according to the five major perspectives in the field and offer an unbiased presentation of each perspective's strengths, limitations, and misuses. The text emphasizes the importance of understanding all