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December
Principles of Quantum Mechanics (Hardcover) - Ramamurti ShankarReviews from the First Edition: "An excellent text ... The postulates of quantum mechanics and the mathematical underpinnings are discussed in a clear, succinct manner." (American Scientist) "No matter how gently one introduces students to the concept of Dirac's bras and kets, many are turned off. Shankar attacks the problem head-on in the first chapter, and in a very informal style suggests that there is nothing to be frightened of." (Physics Bulletin) Reviews of the Second Edition: "This massive text of 700 and odd pages has indeed an excellent get-up, is very verbal and expressive, and has
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December
Arts and Culture an Introduction to the Humanities (Combined Volume) - Janetta Rebold Benton, Robert DiYanni, Janetta Rebold Benton and Robert DiYanniAn illustrated book moving chronologically from prehistoric culture through the 21st century to gain insight into the achievements and ideas in painting, sculpture, architecture, literature, philosophy, religion, and music. This book includes Cultural Impact boxes in each chapter, and coverage of India, Africa, China, Japan, and the Americas.
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December
Golosa: A Basic Course in Russian, Book II - Richard M Robin, Kathryn Henry, Joanna RobinCommunicative approach to Russian that is designed to help readers reach the ACTFL Intermediate range in speaking and Intermediate High in reading and listening. Each unit in the program revolves around a topic (university, family, etc.), and follows the same basic format: introduction of basic vocabulary for the topic, listening to introductory conversations, short dialogs with activization exercises and role-play practice, practice in listening and reading with emphasis on strategies, grammar study and practice in both oral and written form, and written workbook exercises that go from mechanical
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December
Mockingjay - Suzanne CollinsMy name is Katniss Everdeen. Why am I not dead? I should be dead. Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, has survived, even though her home has been destroyed. Gale has escaped. Katniss's family is safe. Peeta has been captured by the Capitol. District 13 really does exist. There are rebels. There are new leaders. A revolution is unfolding. It is by design that Katniss was rescued from the arena in the cruel and haunting Quarter Quell, and it is by design that she has long been part of the revolution without knowing it. District 13 has come out of the shadows and is plotting to overthrow the Capitol.
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December
Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century - Cindy C. CombsTerrorism in the Twenty-First Century helps readers understand terrorism, responses to it, and current trends that affect the future of this phenomenon.Putting terrorism into historical perspective and analyzing it as a form of political violence, this text presents the most essential concepts, the latest data, and numerous case studies to promote effective analysis of terrorist acts. Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century objectively breaks down the who-what-why-how of terrorism, giving readers a way both to understand patterns of behavior and to more critically evaluate forthcoming patterns.
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December
Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science - Atul GawandeIn gripping accounts of true cases, surgeon Atul Gawande explores the power and the limits of medicine, offering an unflinching view from the scalpel’s edge. Complications lays bare a science not in its idealized form but as it actually is—uncertain, perplexing, and profoundly human.  Complications is a 2002 National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction.
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December
Ayurveda. La medicina dell'armonia tra l'uomo e l'universo - Ernesto IannacconeL'antico sistema dell'Ayurveda ci insegna a vivere in armonia con quanto ci circonda attraverso uno stile di vita più consapevole ed equilibrato, nel rispetto di noi stessi, oltre che del nostro pianeta e delle creature che lo popolano. L'autore compie dapprima una disamina impietosa della medicina convenzionale, evidenziandone i limiti intrinseci. Di seguito illustra i principi dell'Ayurveda e la sua pratica quotidiana: dieta, prevenzione e cura con le piante sono alcuni dei temi trattati. I percorsi della salute e della malattia sono individuati e descritti con chiarezza, insieme con un esame
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December
Western Civilizations: Their History & Their Culture - Judith G. Coffin, Robert Stacey, Carol Symes, Joshua  ColeNew to the Western Civilizations team, master teachers and scholars Joshua Cole (University of Michigan) and Carol Symes (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) have integrated innovative pedagogical tools into the text to help students and instructors achieve their course objectives, while incorporating the latest scholarship into this highly readable, balanced, and beautifully written book.
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December
We Have Heard That God Is with You: Preaching the Old Testament - Rein BosChapters 1 through 7 provide a consideration of classical hermeneutical models. Chapters 8 through 11 include the biblical-theological and hermeneutical background and ingredients of Bos's creative model. Chapters 12 through 15 are an elaboration of this new model. Finally, Chapter 16 employs the model to consider Exodus 3, the songs of the servant of the LORD in Deutero-Isaiah, and Psalm 22.