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November
Cuban Music: From Son and Rumba to the Buena Vista Social Club and Timba Cubana - Maya RoyNative Americans supplied the maracas, African slaves brought drums and ritual music, and Spaniards brought guitars, brass instruments, and clarinets along with European ballroom dancing. The advent of blues and jazz gave new forms to styles of songs, notably feeling songs, which joined the more traditional styles of trova and bolero. Cuban culture represents a convergence of these diverse backgrounds, and the musical heritage presented in this book reflects these traditions as well. In colonial times, African ritual sounds mixed with Catholic liturgies and brass bands of the Spanish military
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November
The Democratic Republic of Congo: Economic Dimensions of War and Peace - Michael Wallace Nest, NestThis work analyzes the operational challenges that the war economy posed, and continues to pose, for policymakers and practitioners in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The authors first trace the historical role of natural resource exploitation in shaping economic development in Zaire.
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November
Distributed Systems: Principles and Paradigms - Andrew S. Tanenbaum, Maarten van SteenVirtually every computing system today is part of a distributed system. Programmers, developers, and engineers need to understand the underlying principles and paradigms as well as the real-world application of those principles. Now, internationally renowned expert Andrew S. Tanenbaum – with colleague Martin van Steen – presents a complete introduction that identifies the seven key principles of distributed systems, with extensive examples of each. Adds a completely new chapter on architecture to address the principle of organizing distributed systems. Provides extensive new material on
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November
The Spirit and Art of Conflict Transformation: Creating a Culture of JustPeace - Thomas W. PorterTransforming conflict into a positive rather than a negative force is a spiritual pursuit and needs to be grounded in biblical principles: love of God, neighbor, and self. This book is a resource for leaders, ministers, mediators, facilitators, and conflict transformation consultants who want to approach the work in this way. Part 1 explains how we can prepare ourselves for the work of engaging conflict, Part 2 explores how we engage others in conflict transformation, outlining specific processes. Interwoven with the practical instructions are stories that illustrate the potential for this new
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November
Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences - B. Michael ThorneThis introductory statistics text presents a range of topics, from simple to sophisticated, in clear, logical language with relevant research examples that motivates students so they always understand why they are learning the material and its relationship to their further work in the field.
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November
Shoal of Time: A History of the Hawaiian Islands - Gavan DawsThe arrival of Captain Cook and the debates concerning the territory's admission to statehood are given equal attention in this detailed history.
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November
The Civil War and Reconstruction - David Herbert Donald, Jean Harvey BakerIn this text on the American Civil War, Jean Baker discusses Southern society, slavery, the experiences of women and issues of class. Mike Holt has focused his attention on the post-war Reconstruction.
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November
The History of Rome, Books XXXI-XLV: Rome and the Mediterranean - Titus Livy, Henry Bettenson, A.H. McDonaldAfter the decisive defeat of Hannibal in the Second Punic War (218-201), Rome faced a series of challenges from the East - to emerge as master of the Mediterranean in 167 B.C. It is Livy who, by the sheer power of his historical imagination, creates from the bald and often inaccurate souces an enthralling narrative, full of drama and color, compelling personalities and magnificent oratory. With her triumphs over the heirs of Alexander the Great in the Macedonian Wars, world leadership passed forever from Greece to Rome; and Livy shows us the men, heroic but human, who took part in an
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November
Three Views on the Millennium and Beyond - Craig A. Blaising, Kenneth L. Gentry Jr., Robert B. StrimpleAre these the last days? Could Jesus return at any time to establish his thousand-year reign on earth? What is the nature of Christ's millennial kingdom referred to in the book of Revelation? What must happen before Jesus returns, and what part does the church play? Three predominant views held by evangelicals seek to answer these and related questions: premillennial, postmillennial, and amillennial. This book gives each view a forum for presentation, critique, and defense. Besides each contributor's personal perspective, various interpretations of the different positions are discussed in the
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November
Mechanics of Materials (6th Edition) - Russell C. HibbelerThis clear, comprehensive presentation discusses both the theory and applications of mechanics of materials. It examines the physical behavior of materials under load, then proceeds to model this behavior to development theory. Combines a fluid writing style, cohesive organization, outstanding illustrations, and dynamic use of exercises, examples, and free body diagrams. Offers a four-color, photorealistic art program. Features Hibbeler's hallmark triple-accuracy checking and Procedures for Analysis sections. Available at the same price as the fifth edition. A useful, thorough reference for