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August
The St. Martin's Handbook - Andrea A. LunsfordAndrea A. Lunsford's latest findings show that today's students write more than ever before -- and make rhetorically appropriate choices in texts they create outside the classroom. “We're in the midst of a literacy revolution the likes of which we haven't seen since Greek civilization,” she notes. The St. Martin's Handbook, Seventh Edition is the first handbook to help students build on the smart decisions they make as recreational writers in order to succeed in their academic and professional work. And, The St. Martin's Handbook is the all-in-one teaching tool and reference that shows students
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August
Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference - Cordelia FineIt’s the twenty-first century, and although we tried to rear unisex children--boys who play with dolls and girls who like trucks--we failed. Even though the glass ceiling is cracked, most women stay comfortably beneath it, and everywhere we hear about vitally important “hardwired” differences between male and female brains. The neuroscience we read about in magazines, newspaper articles, books, and sometimes even scientific journals increasingly tells a tale of two brains, and the result is more often than not a validation of the status quo. Women, it seems, are just too intuitive for math, men
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August
Hollywood Genres: Formulas, Filmmaking, and the Studio System - Thomas SchatzPresents, as a thesis, that a genre approach provides a means for understanding, analyzing and appreciating Hollywood cinema. The genre approach treats movie production as a dynamic process of exchange between the film industry and its audience. This process is sustained through genres, those formulas like the Western, musical and gangster film.
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August
Java 2D Graphics - Jonathan KnudsenOne weakness of Java has been its graphics capabilities. Java 1.0 and 1.1 only included simple primitives for line drawing: lines could only be one pixel wide, they could only be solid, and there wasn't any good way to draw curves. Font management and color management were also weak. Java 2D (collectively called the "2D API") signals a major improvement in Java's graphics capabilities. It covers many of the classes in Java 1.2 that address graphics handling and improves on many weaknesses that were present in the previous versions of Java. The 2D API allows you to produce high-quality,
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August
When Rain Clouds Gather - Bessie HeadA poverty-stricken village in the heart of rural Botswana is a haven to the exiles gathered there. When a political refugee from South Africa joins forces with an English agricultural expert, the time-honoured subsistence-farming method and old ways of life are challenged.
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August
The Law of Higher Education - William A. KaplinBased on the 4th edition of the indispensable guide to the laws that bear on the conduct of higher education, this student edition provides a textbook, reference, and guide for coursework in higher education law and programs preparing higher education administrators for leadership roles.
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August
Creative Bible Teaching - Lawrence O. Richards, Gary BredfeldtAre you a bridge builder? Communicating the Scriptures is much like building a bridge. However, instead of ravines or rivers, the teacher must span both cultural boundaries and great gulfs of time between the present and the past of Moses, David, Jesus, and Paul. This bridge must reach even further. The student must be able to cross both into the past and into his own future. God's Word is "living and active, sharper than any double-edged sword" (Hebrews 4:12). It is contemporary, relevant. But it is the teacher who has the task of helping the student to see its vast treasures. This is no easy
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August
Abnormal Psychology in a Changing World - Jeffrey S. Nevid, Spencer A. Rathus, Beverly GreeneDesigned for courses in Abnormal Psychology and Psychopathology, this work adopts an integrated approach in viewing abnormal behavior in terms of a interplay of factors representing psychological, biological, and sociocultural domains. It is accessible to students, superior pedagogy, engaging case examples and student-oriented applications.
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August
Trained in the Fear of God: Family Ministry in Theological, Historical, and Practical Perspective - Randy Stinson, Timothy Paul Jones, James M. Hamilton, Robert Plummer, Bruce A. Ware, R. Albert Mohler Jr."Trained in the Fear of God" encourages the church and its leaders and pastors to shift away from the current "silos" paradigm of age-specific youth ministries to a more holistic approach rooted in ministry to and by families. Stinson and Jones draw upon the expertise of seventeen scholars and practitioners to provide the biblical and theological foundation for doing so, followed by practical steps in implementing foundational insights. Among the seventeen contributors are Albert Mohler, Robert Plummer, Bruce Ware, and James Hamilton.