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Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine - Wayne A. GrudemThe Christian church has a long tradition of systematic theology, that is, studying theology and doctrine organized around fairly standard categories such as the Word of God, redemption, and Jesus Christ. This introduction to systematic theology has several distinctive features: - A strong emphasis on the scriptural basis for each doctrine and teaching - Clear writing, with technical terms kept to a minimum - A contemporary approach, treating subjects of special interest to the church today - A friendly tone, appealing to the emotions and the spirit as well as the intellect - Frequent application
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October
Kuna Ways of Speaking: An Ethnographic Perspective - Joel SherzerFor the Kuna, a nonindustrial people of the South American tropical forest, the world is perceived, conceived, organized, and controlled by oral speech and language. Thus, by exploring their ways of speaking, Joel Sherzer provides valuable insights into the nature of Kuna social and political organization, world view, religion, economics, medicine, and aesthetics. This unique work encompasses the full range of speech, from the dominant areas of ritual life -- magic and curing, puberty rites, and politics -- to everyday conversation, gossip, narration, and greeting and leave-taking.
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English Renaissance Drama - David M. BevingtonPopular in their own time, the 27 plays included here by Christopher Marlowe, Ben Jonson, John Webster, Thomas Middleton, among many others reveal why these playwrights achievements, like Shakespeare s, deserve reading, teaching, and performing afresh in our time. Edited by a team of exceptional scholars and teachers, this anthology opens an extraordinary tradition in drama to new readers and audiences."
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October
First Course in Database Systems, A (2nd Edition) (GOAL Series) - Jeffrey D. Ullman, Jennifer WidomWritten by well-known computer scientists, this accessible and succinct introduction to database systems focuses on database design and use. Provides a more extensive treatment of query processing than other books on the market. The authors provide in-depth coverage of databases from the point of view of the database designer, user, and application programmer. It covers the latest database standards: SQL: 1999, SQL/PSM, SQL/CLI, JDBC, ODL, and XML, with broader coverage of SQL than most other books. Now includes coverage of the technologies used to connect database programming with C or Java
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Expert Trading Systems: Modeling Financial Markets with Kernel Regression - John R. WolbergWith the proliferation of computer programs to predict market direction, professional traders and sophisticated individual investors have increasingly turned to mathematical modeling to develop predictive systems. Kernel regression is a popular data modeling technique that can yield useful results fast. Provides data modeling methodology used to develop trading systems. * Shows how to design, test, and measure the significance of results John R. Wolberg (Haifa, Israel) is professor of mechanical engineering at the Haifa Institute in Israel. He does research and consulting in data modeling in the
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October
Philosophy for Dummies - Tom MorrisPhilosophy at its best is an activity more than a body of knowledge. In an ancient sense, done right, it is a healing art. It's intellectual self-defense. It's a form of therapy. But it's also much more. Philosophy is map-making for the soul, cartography for the human journey. It's an important navigational tool for life that too many modern people try to do without."Philosophy For Dummies" is for anyone who has ever entertained a question about life and this world. In a conversational tone, the book's author - a modern-day scholar and lecturer - brings the greatest wisdom of the past into the
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October
Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis in Java (2nd Edition) - Mark Allen WeissIn this text, readers are able to look at specific problems and see how careful implementations can reduce the time constraint for large amounts of data from several years to less than a second. This new edition contains all the enhancements of the new Java 5.0 code including detailed examples and an implementation of a large subset of the Java 5.0 Collections API. This text is for readers who want to learn good programming and algorithm analysis skills simultaneously so that they can develop such programs with the maximum amount of efficiency. Readers should have some knowledge of intermediate
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October
Manifest Destinies: The Making of the Mexican American Race - Laura E. GómezIn both the historic record and the popular imagination, the story of nineteenth-century westward expansion in America has been characterized by notions of annexation rather than colonialism, of opening rather than conquering, and of settling unpopulated lands rather than displacing existing populations. Destinies traces the origins of Mexican Americans as a racial group in the United States, paying particular attention to shifting meanings of race and law in the nineteenth century. as entailing the law's designation of Mexican Americans as white and their simultaneous social position as non-white
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Aircraft Structures for Engineering Students - T.H.G. Megson"Aircraft Structures for Engineering Students" is the leading self contained aircraft structures course text. It covers all fundamental subjects, including elasticity, structural analysis, airworthiness and aeroelasticity. Now in its fourth edition, the author has revised and updated the text throughout and added new case study and worked example material to make the text even more accessible. Includes a Solutions Manual available to all adopting teachers. * The leading Aircraft Structures text, covering a complete course from basic structural mechanics to finite element analysis * Enhanced
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October
How to Think Logically - Gary Seay, Susana NuccetelliThis concise, affordable, and engaging new text is designed for introductory courses on logic and critical thinking. This unique book covers the basic principles of informal logic while also raising substantive issues in other areas of philosophy: epistemology, ethics, philosophy of language, and philosophy of science. The author's presentation strikes a careful balance: it offers clear, jargon-free writing while preserving rigor. Brimming with numerous pedagogical features this accessible text assists students with analysis, reconstruction, and evaluation of arguments and helps them become