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October
The New Chicago: A Social and Cultural Analysis - John Koval, John Koval, Larry Bennett, Michael Bennett, Fassil Demissie, Roberta GarnerFor generations, visitors, journalists, and social scientists alike have asserted that Chicago is the quintessentially American city. Indeed, the introduction to The New Chicago reminds us that "to know America, you must know Chicago." The contributors boldly announce the demise of the city of broad shoulders and the transformation of its physical, social, cultural, and economic institutions into a new Chicago. In this wide-ranging book, twenty scholars, journalists, and activists, relying on data from the 2000 census and many years of direct experience with the city, identify five converging
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October
Gardner's Art Through the Ages, Vol 1, Chapters 1-18 (w/Artstudy Student CD-ROM & Infotrac) - Helen Gardner, Christin J. MamiyaThe market-leading text for the art history survey course, GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES has served as a comprehensive and thoughtfully crafted guide to the defining phases of the world's artistic tradition. With this book in hand, thousands of students have watched the story of art unfold in its full historical, social, religious, economic, and cultural context, and thus deepened their understanding of art, architecture, painting, and sculpture. By virtue of its comprehensive coverage, strong emphasis on context, and rich, accurate art reproductions, GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES has earned and
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October
Information Architecture: Blueprints for the Web - Christina WodtkeIntroduces the core concepts of information architecture: organizing web site content so that it can be found, designing web site interaction so that it's pleasant to use, and creating an interface that is easy to understand. This book is useful for designers, project managers, programmers, and other information architecture practitioners.
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October
Criminal Justice - James A. InciardiAn internationally recognized scholar and author, James A. Inciardi presents a solid overview of the structure, processes, and problems of the criminal justice system in the United States. Inciardi brings his significant field and research experience to bear on the revision of this successful textbook; his research background, his privileged access to national data, and his story-telling style of writing guarantee a unique perspective to criminal justice. .
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October
Marriages, Families, and Intimate Relationships: A Practical Introduction - Brian K. Williams, Stacey C. Sawyer, Carl M. WahlstromThis book provides timely, practical, and high-interest information about marriages, families, and intimate relationships, in an engaging format that is easy to use and learn from.
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October
Watching the English: The Hidden Rules of English Behaviour - Kate FoxWatching the English How does THE NAKED APE behave when he's dressed? The quirks and habits of the English laid bare. Full description
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October
The National Experience: A History of the United States - John Morton BlumNow in its Eight Edition, this general American history text emphasizes political history. Written by six eminent historians, THE NATIONAL EXPERIENCE exhibits a slight liberal slant. Well-used through its previous printing, this text takes a traditional approach to the study of history.
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October
Liberalism and Empire: A Study in Nineteenth-Century British Liberal Thought - Uday Singh MehtaWe take liberalism to be a set of ideas committed to political rights and self-determination, yet it also served to justify an empire built on political domination. Uday Mehta argues that imperialism, far from contradicting liberal tenets, in fact stemmed from liberal assumptions about reason and historical progress. Confronted with unfamiliar cultures such as India, British liberals could only see them as backward or infantile. In this, liberals manifested a narrow conception of human experience and ways of being in the world. Ironically, it is in the conservative Edmund Burke—a severe critic of
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October
The Norton Shakespeare - William ShakespeareRediscover Shakespeare -- the working man of the theater, not the universal bard -- and rediscover his plays as scripts to be performed, not works to be immortalized. Combining the freshly edited texts of the Oxford Edition with lively introductions, this contemporary Shakespeare enables readers to see and read Shakespeare afresh.
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October
Fundamentals of Physics, Volume 1 - Jearl Walker, Robert ResnickThe front cover is an image by Eric J. Heller depicting electron flow over a microscopically bumpy surface. The paths of the 100,000 electrons begin at the upper right but branch and fold back on one another in a surprising pattern as they spread toward the lower left. Electron flow is the subject of several chapters in this book and is especially important in the discussion of electric sparks. Some sparks. Some sparks are amusing, such as those generated when someone chomps down on a wintergreen LifeSaver - the brief blue glow that illuminates the mouth can be seen in a dark room (Chapter 21.)