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August
Fundamentals of Power Electronics - Robert W. EricksonFundamentals of Power Electronics, Second Edition, is an up-to-date and authoritative text and reference book on power electronics. This new edition retains the original objective and philosophy of focusing on the fundamental principles, models, and technical requirements needed for designing practical power electronic systems while adding a wealth of new material. Improved features of this new edition include: A new chapter on input filters, showing how to design single and multiple section filters; Major revisions of material on averaged switch modeling, low-harmonic rectifiers, and the chapter
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August
Fundamentals of Digital Logic with VHDL Design - Stephen Brown, Zvonko G. Vranesic"Fundamentals of Digital Logic With VHDL Design" teaches the basic design techniques for logic circuits. It emphasizes the synthesis of circuits and explains how circuits are implemented in real chips. Fundamental concepts are illustrated by using small examples, which are easy to understand. Then, a modular approach is used to show how larger circuits are designed. VHDL is used to demonstrate how the basic building blocks and larger systems are defined in a hardware description language, producing designs that can be implemented with modern CAD tools. The book emphasizes the concepts that should
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August
Lincoln - Allen C. GuelzoDespite his rough-hewn image and lack of formal schooling, Abraham Lincoln had boundless philosophical curiosity and years of disciplined self-teaching. Respected Lincoln authority Allen C. Guelzo offers a penetrating look into the mind of one of our greatest presidents, delving deeply into the problems that confronted Lincoln and liberal democracy-including equality, secession, the rule of law, slavery, and reconciliation.
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August
Vitoria: Political Writings - Francisco de Vitoria, Anthony PagdenFrancisco Vitoria was the earliest and arguably the most important of the Thomist philosophers of the counter-Reformation. His works are of great importance for an understanding of both the rise of modern absolutism, and the debate about the emergent imperialism of the European powers, and are unusually accessible since they survive in the form of summaries of his lecture courses on law and theology. Translated here into English for the first time, these texts comprise the core of Vitoria's thought, and are accompanied by a comprehensive introduction, chronology, and bibliography.
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August
Development and Social Change: A Global Perspective (Sociology for a New Century) - Philip D. McMichaelIn this Third Edition of Development and Social Change: A Global Perspective, author Philip McMichael provides a narrative of how development came to be institutionalized as an international project, pursued by individual nation-states in the post-colonial era. This new edition has been updated and revised to incorporate the treatments of fundamentalism, terrorism, the AIDS crisis, and the commercialization of services via the World Trade Organization. Development and Social Change is the first book to present students with a coherent explanation of how "globalization" took root in the public
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August
Rationality and the Reflective Mind - Keith E. StanovichIn this book, Keith Stanovich attempts to resolve the Great Rationality Debate in cognitive science-the debate about how much irrationality to ascribe to human cognition. Stanovich shows how the insights of dual-process theory and evolutionary psychology can be combined to explain why humans are sometimes irrational even though they possess cognitive machinery of remarkable adaptiveness. Using a unique individual differences approach, Stanovich shows that to fully characterize differences in rational thinking, the traditional System 2 of dual-process theory must be partitioned into the reflective
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August
Megatrends 2010: The Rise of Conscious Capitalism - Patricia AburdeneIn the wake of corporate scandal, recession, record deficits, and terrorist attacks, more and more people are turning inward to determine where their true values lie. Likewise, more and more companies are discovering that placing social and environmental values ahead of the bottom line is actually helping to boost profits. In this trade paperback edition of "Megatrends 2010," Patricia Aburdene, co-author of the bestselling "Megatrends 2000" investigates "corporate social responsibility" and identifies seven new megatrends that will redefine business in the coming years. Aburdene, who has been
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August
Uncovering Heian Japan: An Archaeology of Sensation and Inscription - Thomas LamarreThe poetry of the Heian court of Japan has typically been linked with the emergence of a distinct Japanese language and culture. This concept of a linguistically homogeneous and ethnically pure “Japaneseness” has been integral to the construction of a modern Japanese nation, especially during periods of western colonial expansion and cultural encroachment. But Thomas LaMarre argues in Uncovering Heian Japan that this need for a cultural unity—a singular Japanese identity—has resulted in an overemphasis of a relatively minor aspect of Heian poetry, obscuring not only its other significant elements
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August
Bilal's Bread: A Novel - Sulayman XAfter fleeing Iraq, the Kurdish Abu family have settled in the United States. Salim, the eldest brother, has been deeply damaged by the torture he suffered at the hands of the Iraqi police, and his psychotic rages are becoming increasingly violent. At only 16, the youngest son, Bilal, holds the family secrets close, revealing nothing. But his conflict is deepened by his own sexual awakening, and he begins to direct his rage and frustration on his own body through cutting. A powerful story of a clash of cultures and the power of the individual voice. Sulayman X is a novelist living in Bangkok,
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August
Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science - Richard SafersteinWritten by a very well-known authority in forensic science, this book introduces the non-scientific reader to the field of forensic science. Through applications to criminal investigations, clear explanations of the techniques, and the abilities and limitations of modern crime labs, Criminalistics covers the comprehensive realm of forensics. The book strives to make the technology of the modern crime laboratory clear to the non-scientist. Combining case stories with applicable technology, Criminalistics captures the excitement of forensic science investigations. Familiarizes readers with the most