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August
Lord of the Flies - William GoldingWilliam Golding's compelling story about a group of very ordinary small boys marooned on a coral island has become a modern classic. At first, it seems as though it's all going to be great fun; but the fun before long becomes furious & life on the island turns into a nightmare of panic & death. As ordinary standards of behavior collapse, the whole world the boys know collapses with them—the world of cricket & homework & adventure stories—& another world is revealed beneath, primitive & terrible. Lord of the Flies remains as provocative today as when it was 1st published in
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August
The New Testament: A Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings - Bart D. EhrmanThis new edition of Bart Ehrman's highly successful introduction approaches the New Testament from a consistently historical and comparative perspective, emphasizing the rich diversity of the earliest Christian literature. Rather than shying away from the critical problems presented by these books, Ehrman addresses the historical and literary challenges they pose and shows why scholars continue to argue over such significant issues as how the books of the New Testament came into being, what they mean, how they relate to contemporary Christian and non-Christian literature, and how they came to be
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August
The 68hc11 Microcontroller - Joseph D. GreenfieldThis introduction to microprocessors, particularly the powerful 68HC11, will help students learn to write programs for the microprocessor. Abundant examples illustrate how the microprocessor can be incorporated in a system where Input/Output capabilities can be used. Text features use of the EVB board, a clear explanation of the instruction set, and coverage of the assembler.
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August
Drawing Basics and Video Game Art: Classic to Cutting-Edge Art Techniques for Winning Video Game Design - Chris Solarski"This book supports my own 30-year crusade to demonstrate that games are an art form that undeniably rivals traditional arts. It gives detailed explanations of game art techniques and their importance, while also highlighting their dependence on artistic aspects of game design and programming.”   — John Romero, co-founder of id Software and CEO of Loot Drop, Inc. "Solarski’s methodology here is to show us the artistic techniques that every artist should know, and then he transposes them to the realm of video games to show how they should be used to create a far more artful gaming experience ...
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August
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry - Mildred D. TaylorWinner of the Newbery Medal A New York Times Book Review Best of Children's Books A National Book Award Nominee Why is the land so important to Cassie's family? It takes the events of one turbulent year—the year of the night riders and the burnings, the year a white girl humiliates Cassie in public simply because she's black—to show Cassie that having a place of their own is the Logan family's lifeblood. It is the land that gives the Logans their courage and pride—no matter how others may degrade them, the Logans possess something no one can take away. "Taylor . . . writes not with rancor
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August
A New Jersey Anthology - Maxine N. Lurie, Michal R. Belknap, Patricia Bonomi, Lyle W. Dorsett, John P. Dwyer, Steve Golin, Bradley Gottfried, Jim Fisher, Charles Funnell, Paul Johnson, David L. Kirp, Mark Lender, Richard P. McCormick, Mary Murrin, Larry RThis anthology contains seventeen essays covering eighteenth-century agrarian unrest, the Revolutionary War, politics in the Jackson era, feminism and the women's movements, slavery from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries, strikes and labor struggles, land use and regional planning issues, Blacks in Newark, the current political state of New Jersey, and more. The contributors are Michal R. Belknap, Lynn W. Dorsett, Gregory Evans Dowd, Charles E. Funnell, Steve Golin, Maxine N. Lurie, Richard P. McCormick, Gary Mitchell, Simeon F. Moss, Marie Marmo Mullaney, Mary R. Murrin, Gerald M.
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August
Learning and Instruction - Richard E. MayerHow do people learn? How can instruction promote learning? "Learning and Instruction," second edition, thoroughly and succinctly answers these two fundamental educational psychology questions. The author focuses on the big ideas, preferring that students understand a few exemplary ideas deeply, rather than numerous ideas superficially. The book is research-based and painstakingly shows how specific instructional implications follow from research and theory. Coverage is organized around the two sides of the educational coin, learning in subject areas and instructional methods, that foster
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August
Database Management Systems - Raghu Ramakrishnan, Johannes Gehrke"Database Management Systems" provides comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of the fundamentals of database systems. Coherent explanations and practical examples have made this one of the leading texts in the field. The third edition continues in this tradition, enhancing it with more practical material. The new edition has been reorganized to allow more flexibility in the way the course is taught. Now, instructors can easily choose whether they would like to teach a course which emphasizes database application development or a course that emphasizes database systems issues. New overview chapters
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August
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking - Susan CainAt least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are often labeled "quiet," it is to introverts that we owe many of the great contributions to society--from van Gogh’s sunflowers to the invention of the personal computer. Passionately argued, impressively researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, Quiet shows how dramatically we undervalue introverts, and how much we lose in
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August
Applications of Discrete Mathematics - John G. Michaels, Kenneth H. RosenEach chapter of this complement to any course in discrete mathematics examines an application to business, computer science, the sciences, or the social sciences. Students work these chapter-length models using basic concepts of combinatorics, graphs, recursion, relations, logic, probability, and finite state machines.