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May
Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches - Audre LordeA collection of fifteen essays written between 1976 and 1984 gives clear voice to Audre Lorde's literary and philosophical personae. These essays explore and illuminate the roots of Lorde's intellectual development and her deep-seated and longstanding concerns about ways of increasing empowerment among minority women writers and the absolute necessity to explicate the concept of difference—difference according to sex, race, and economic status. The title Sister Outsider finds its source in her poetry collection The Black Unicorn (1978). These poems and the essays in Sister Outsider stress Lorde's
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May
Don't Sleep, There are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle - Daniel L. EverettA riveting account of the astonishing experiences and discoveries made by linguist Daniel Everett while he lived with the Pirahã, a small tribe of Amazonian Indians in central Brazil. Everett, then a Christian missionary, arrived among the Pirahã in 1977–with his wife and three young children–intending to convert them. What he found was a language that defies all existing linguistic theories and reflects a way of life that evades contemporary understanding: The Pirahã have no counting system and no fixed terms for color. They have no concept of war or of personal property. They live entirely in
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May
How People Change - Allen Wheelis"At a time when slick, superficial, psychological works are foisted on the lay-public, Allen Wheelis has written a serious treatise."--San Francisco Sunday Examiner-Chronicle
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May
The United States Health Care System: Combining Business, Health, and Delivery - Anne Austin, Victoria L. Wetle, Vikki WetleUNITED STATES HEALTH CARE SYSTEM, THE: COMBINING BUSINESS, HEALTH, AND DELIVERY, 2/e is the most readable, student-friendly overview of the US healthcare system. Written simply and informally, it focuses on breadth rather than non-essential depth, giving even inexperienced students the knowledge they need to succeed. It addresses these questions: "What is this business called healthcare?" "How do we pay for healthcare?" "Who provides healthcare?" and "Where and how is healthcare provided?" as well as related issues ranging from pharmaceuticals to research and prevention. This edition is fully
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May
A First Course In The Theory Of Linear Statistical Models - Raymond H. MyersThis is a teaching text for the advanced statistics undergraduate or the beginning graduate student of statistics. It is assumed that the user of the text has had at least a full year course in applied or mathematical statistics. The text is intended for a one semester introductory course in the theory of linear statistical models.
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May
Richer Ways of Living - Howard E. Wilson, Florence H. Wilson, Bessie P. ErbSocial studies book for elementary school, back in the day.
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May
Cracking the GRE, 2007 Edition (Graduate School Test Preparation) - Princeton Review, Karen Lurie, Adam Robinson, Magda PecsenyeCracking the GRE brings you proven techniques from the test prep experts! The 2007 edition includes over 300 practice questions and exclusive free access to practice exams and further review online. In Cracking the GRE, we�ll teach you how to think like the test writers and ·Solve analogies even when you don�t know the meanings of all the words in the problem ·Crack even the most complex algebra problems by plugging in numbers in place of variables ·Understand the nature of computer-adaptive tests and use that knowledge to your advantage ·Master even the toughest problems in the Verbal
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May
Drink: A Cultural History of Alcohol - Iain GatelyA spirited look at the history of alcohol from the dawn of civilization to the twenty first century For better or worse, alcohol has helped shape our civilization. Throughout history, it has been consumed not just to quench our thirsts or nourish our bodies but also for cultural reasons. It has been associated since antiquity with celebration, creativity, friendship, and danger, for every drinking culture has acknowledged it possesses a dark side. In Drink, Iain Gately traces the course of humanity's 10,000 year old love affair with the substance which has been dubbed the cause of - and
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May
POWER SYSTEMS ANALYSIS (Power & Energy) - John GraingerBased on William Stevenson's classic, "Elements of Power System Analysis", this new senior/graduate text offers a completely modern update of this popular textbook. Covering such topics as power flow, power-system stability and transmission lines, the book teaches the fundamental topics of power system analysis accompanied by logical discussions and numerous examples.
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May
Concepts of Chemical Dependency - Harold E. DoweikoCompletely rewritten from cover to cover, the contemporary new 8th edition of CONCEPTS OF CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY provides comprehensive coverage and the latest information on a full spectrum of substance use disorders and the compounds commonly abused. Topics include: the abuse of and addiction to alcohol; how the active agent in marijuana, THC, affects neural growth and development; the emerging body of evidence suggesting a relationship between marijuana abuse and psychotic disorders; the emerging body of evidence suggesting that marijuana is not as benign as it was thought to be even a few years