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October
Communications - BoundlessThe Boundless Communications textbook is a college-level, introductory textbook that covers the exciting subject of Communications, with a particular focus on public speaking. Boundless works with subject matter experts to select the best open educational resources available on the web, review the content for quality, and create introductory, college-level textbooks designed to meet the study needs of university students. This textbook covers: Public Speaking -- What You Can Accomplish With Public Speaking, Elements of Speech Communication, Types of Public Speeches Public Speaking Ethics --
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October
Entrepreneurship and Small Business: Start-up, Growth and Maturity - Paul Burns'Entrepreneurship and Small Business' includes information on accounting control and decision-making as well as chapters on family businesses, corporate, international and social entrepreneurship.
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October
A Brief History of India - Judith E. WalshIntroduces readers to the dramatic events, notable people, and special customs and traditions that have shaped many of the world's countries. Each engaging volume, of this series, covers a specific country, and offers a concise history of the struggles and triumphs of the peoples and cultures that have called that country home.
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October
The Innocent Anthropologist: Notes from a Mud Hut - Nigel BarleyWhen British anthropologist Nigel Barley set up home among the Dowayo people in northern Cameroon, he knew how fieldwork should be conducted. Unfortunately, nobody had told the Dowayo. His compulsive, witty account of first fieldwork offers a wonderfully inspiring introduction to the real life of a cultural anthropologist doing research in a Third World area. Both touching and hilarious, Barley's unconventional story—in which he survived boredom, hostility, disaster, and illness—addresses many critical issues in anthropology and in fieldwork.
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October
The Classical Roman Reader: New Encounters with Ancient Rome - Kenneth J. AtchityThe Classical Roman Reader brings the modern reader into direct contact with the literature, political thought, science, art and architecture, and psychology of classical Rome. Here are the wonders of the Roman world presented in a contemporary, accessible manner, with numerous photographs and illustrations to illuminate the text. Each selection is preceded by an introduction that identifies the author and provides information that allows today's reader to consider these texts in a new light. From Plautus' wildly comic plays to Cato's instructions on farming, and from Catullus' erotic poems to
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October
Linear Algebra - Serge LangOffers an exposition of the basic theory of vector spaces. This book explains the fundamental structure theorem for linear maps, including eigenvectors and eigenvalues, quadratic and hermitian forms, diagnolization of symmetric, hermitian, and unitary linear maps and matrices, triangulation, and Jordan canonical form.
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October
An Introduction to Native North America - Mark Q. SuttonThe Third Edition of An Introduction to Native North America provides a basic introduction to the native peoples of North America, including both Eskimos and Indians. Beginning with a discussion of the geography of North America, this text delves into the history of research, basic prehistory, the European invasion, and the impact of Europeans on Native cultures. A final chapter covers contemporary Native Americans, including issues of religion, health, and politics. Much of the book is written from the perspective of the ethnographic present, and the various cultures are described as they were at
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October
Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea - Charles SeifeThe Babylonians invented it, the Greeks banned it, the Hindus worshipped it, and the Church used it to fend off heretics. For centuries, the power of zero savored of the demonic; once harnessed, it became the most important tool in mathematics. Zero follows this number from its birth as an Eastern philosophical concept to its struggle for acceptance in Europe and its apotheosis as the mystery of the black hole. Today, zero lies at the heart of one of the biggest scientific controversies of all time, the quest for the theory of everything. Elegant, witty, and enlightening, Zero is a compelling look
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The History of China - David Curtis WrightAs Chinese society and culture evolves on a seemingly daily basis, due to its booming economy and expansion as a producer of consumer and industrial goods, its influence upon the world grows as well. Perhaps now more than any time in the modern era, the history of China is a topic with great importance and relevance. In "The History of China: Second Edition," readers will find a general survey of Chinese society's long history, ranging from accounts of ancient Chinese civilization, to coverage of the individual dynasties of imperial China, through China's whirlwind transition to modernity and its