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October
Fundamentals of Engineering Electromagnetics - David K. ChengThis is a derivative publication of Dr Cheng's Field and Wave Electromagnetics (2nd edition). It has been developed in response to the need for a text that supports the mastery of this difficult subject. Therefore, in addition to presenting electromagnetics in a concise and logical manner, the text includes end-of-section review questions, worked examples, boxed remarks that alert students to key ideas and tricky points, margin notes, and point-by-point chapter summaries. Examples and applications invite students to solve problems and build their knowledge of electromagnetics. Application topics
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October
Recreating Africa: Culture, Kinship, and Religion in the African-Portuguese World, 1441-1770 - James H. SweetExploring the cultural lives of African slaves in the early colonial Portuguese world, with an emphasis on the more than one million Central Africans who survived the journey to Brazil, James Sweet lifts a curtain on their lives as Africans rather than as incipient Brazilians. Focusing first on the cultures of Central Africa from which the slaves came--Ndembu, Imbangala, Kongo, and others--Sweet identifies specific cultural rites and beliefs that survived their transplantation to the African-Portuguese diaspora, arguing that they did not give way to immediate creolization in the New World but
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October
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values - Robert M. PirsigOne of the most important & influential books written in the past half-century, Robert M. Pirsig's Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is a powerfully moving & penetrating examination of how we live, a breathtaking meditation on how to live better. Here is the book that transformed a generation, an unforgettable narration of a summer motorcycle trip across America's Northwest, undertaken by a father & his young son. A story of love & fear--of growth, discovery & acceptance--that becomes a profound personal & philosophical odyssey into life's fundamental questions,
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October
Biology - Bernice Essenfeld, Randall C. MooreThis laboratory manual is designed for an introductory majors biology course with a broad survey of basic laboratory techniques. The experiments and procedures are simple, safe, easy to perform, and especially appropriate for large classes. Few experiments require a second class-meeting to complete the procedure. Each exercise includes many photographs, traditional topics, and experiments that help students learn about life. Procedures within each exercise are numerous and discrete so that an exercise can be tailored to the needs of the students, the style of the instructor, and the facilities
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October
How to Tell the Difference Between Japanese Particles: Comparisons and Exercises - Naoko ChinoParticles are one of the most difficult aspects of the Japanese language. This is precisely why there are a good number of books on the market dealing with the subject. Most of these books take up particles as independent entities, so that after having studies them, students are, if all goes well, familiar with the functions of the individual particles. One unfortunate side to this approach is that some of the particles share the same functions (but with slight differences), and so even though students may have grasped the general nature of each particle, they are not sure about the differences
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October
Concrete Mathematics: A Foundation for Computer Science - Ronald L. Graham, Donald Ervin Knuth, Oren PatashnikConcrete Mathematics is a blending of CONtinuous and disCRETE mathematics. "More concretely," the authors explain, "it is the controlled manipulation of mathematical formulas, using a collection of techniques for solving problems."
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October
The Language and Materials of Music Third Edition - Kendall Durelle BriggsA comprehensive treatise on harmony in two volumes. It is designed for the beginner to very advanced student of music. The treatise is a comprehensive text with elegant and beautiful exercises in four-part harmony. Volume 1 begins with the basic elements of music, scales, key signatures, intervals, triads and seventh chords and four part writing. Modulation, sequences and harmonizing and melody are found here. Volume 2 continues the study with Dominant 7th chords, Dominant 9th chords, Non-Dominant chords, Altered Chords, Neapolitan, Augmented Sixth Chords and the beginnings of formal analysis.
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October
Giraffes? Giraffes! - Doris Haggis-on-Whey, Benny Haggis-on-WheyGIRAFFES?GIRAFFES For many years the scientific and educational community has wondered and worried about the possibility that semi-sane scholar-pretenders would find the means to put out a series of reference books, filled with ludicrous misinformation and aimed at children. So here we are with "GIRAFFES? GIRAFFES " by Dr. and Mr. Doris Haggis-On-Whey. A world-renowned and much feared expert on everything, Dr. Doris Haggis-On-Whey has seventeen degrees from eighteen institutions of higher learning. With her husband, Benny, she has traveled the world many times over, has learned about all aspects
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October
A Brief History of Western Civilization: The Unfinished Legacy, Volume I (Chapters 1-16) - Mark A. KishlanskyConcise and engaging, this book brings the history of Western Civilization alive with comprehensive coverage of a wide array of characters and events. The book examines the history of Western Civilization to 1715 within a framework of political history, while fully integrating social, economic, religious and cultural history. Accessible and well-written, the book explores everyday events and ordinary people as well as momentous affairs and powerful elites. For anyone interested in the history of Western Civilization to 1715.
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October
The Atmosphere: An Introduction to Meteorology (10th Edition) - Frederick K. Lutgens, Edward J. Tarbuck, Dennis G. TasaUsing everyday, easy-to-grasp examples to reinforce basic concepts, this highly regarded handbook remains the standard introduction to meteorology and the atmosphere – components, problems, and applications. Includes the most up-to-date coverage of topics such as: ozone depletion; the ultraviolet index; temperature; dew point temperature and orographic effects; wildfires and weather; thunderstorms and lightning; the record-breaking Florida hurricane season; effects of air pollution, and more. Incorporates top-quality visuals, including new satellite images and illustrations by the award-winning