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May
An Introduction to the World's Oceans - Keith A. SverdrupAn Introduction to the World's Oceans, Ninth Edition is an introductory oceanography text intended for students without a background in mathematics, chemistry, physics, geology, or biology. It emphasizes the role of basic scientific principles in helping understand the processes that govern the ocean and the earth. A major objective of the text is to stimulate student interest and curiosity by blending contemporary information and research with basic principles to form an integrated introduction to the sciences of the oceans. To keep the text as current as possible, the authors conduct their own
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May
The Limits of Racial Domination: Plebeian Society in Colonial Mexico City, 1660-1720 - R. Douglas Cope, Douglas CopeChallenges the traditional view of castas (members of the caste system created by Spanish overlords) as alienated and dominated by a desire to improve their status. This text argues that instead, social control by the Spanish rested on patron-client networks.
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May
Modern Quantum Mechanics - J.J. SakuraiRevised edition includes discussions of fundamental topics and newer developments such as neutron interferometer experiments, Feynman path integrals, correlation measurements, and Bell's inequality. DLC: Quantum theory.
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May
Primary Mathematics 5b: Us Edition - PMUSW5B (Primary Mathematics Us Edition) - SingaporeDetailed Description The Primary Mathematics U.S. Edition series of elementary math textbooks and workbooks is meant to be part of a system of learning in which adult supervision and independent practice go hand in hand. The main feature of this series is the use of the Concrete>Pictorial>Abstract approach. The students are provided with the necessary learning experiences beginning with the concrete and pictorial stages, followed by the abstract stage to enable them to learn mathematics meaningfully. This approach encourages active thinking process, communication of mathematical ideas and
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May
The Art of Adaptation: Turning Fact And Fiction Into Film - Linda SegerAdaptations have long been a mainstay of Hollywood and the television networks. Indeed, most Academy Award- and Emmy Award-winning films have been adaptations of novels, plays, or true-life stories. Linda Seger, author of two acclaimed books on scriptwriting, now offers a comprehensive handbook for screenwriters, producers, and directors who want to successfully transform fictional or factual material into film. Seger tells how to analyze source material to understand why some of it resists adaptation. She then gives practical methods for translating story, characters, themes, and style into film.
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May
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPréHarry Potter thinks he is an ordinary boy. He lives with his Uncle Vernon, Aunt Petunia and cousin Dudley, who are mean to him and make him sleep in a cupboard under the stairs. (Dudley, however, has two bedrooms, one to sleep in and one for all his toys and games.) Then Harry starts receiving mysterious letters and his life is changed forever. He is whisked away by a beetle-eyed giant of a man and enrolled at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The reason: Harry Potter is a wizard! The first book in the "Harry Potter" series makes the perfect introduction to the world of Hogwarts.
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May
Nutrition: An Applied Approach [With Diet Analysis Software] - Melinda Manore"Nutrition: An Applied Approach" presents introductory nutrition to readers in an applied format that discourages memorization and promotes long-term understanding of the material. The authors capitalize on readers' natural interest in nutrition by demonstrating how nutrition relates to their health, and by addressing and debunking commonly held misconceptions they have about nutrition. The book's functional organization of the micronutrient chapters encourages readers to develop a conceptual framework in which to organize the information and helps them understand the role of nutrients in their
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May
501 Latin Verbs - Richard E. Prior, Joseph WohlbergClassical language students and teachers at all levels will value this textbook supplement. Regular, irregular, and defective verbs are each given a full page, with principle parts and complete conjugations.
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May
Creating the One-Shot Library Workshop: A Step-By-Step Guide - Jerilyn R. VeldofUsing these proven instructional design principles, librarians can: - Assess learners and what they need- Train multiple library instructors to maintain consistency in teaching and outcomes- Replicate content for regularly scheduled workshops- Develop a standard of presentation (including handouts) to maximize learning- Evaluate results to ensure learners are getting what they need
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May
Non-Standard Analysis - Abraham Robinson, Wilhelmus A. LuxemburgConsidered by many to be Abraham Robinson's magnum opus, this book offers an explanation of the development and applications of non-standard analysis by the mathematician who founded the subject. Non-standard analysis grew out of Robinson's attempt to resolve the contradictions posed by infinitesimals within calculus. He introduced this new subject in a seminar at Princeton in 1960, and it remains as controversial today as it was then. This paperback reprint of the 1974 revised edition is indispensable reading for anyone interested in non-standard analysis. It treats in rich detail many areas of