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Museum Studies: An Anthology of Contexts - Bettina Messias Carbonell"Museum Studies: An Anthology of Contexts" provides a comprehensive interdisciplinary collection of approaches to museums and their relation to history, culture, philosophy and their adoring or combative publics.Brings together for the first time a wide array of texts that mix contemporary analysis with historical documentationIncludes five sections that highlight central themes in museum studies: issue-oriented contexts in museology; states of "nature"; the status of nations; history, memory and other locations; and arts, crafts and visitorsAddresses the development of museums, the role of the
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A Professional Legacy: The Eleanor Clarke Slage Lectures in Occupational Therapy 1955- 2004 - Rene, Ed. PadillaAs its title suggests, this book contains a true legacy in the tradition of one of the greatest occupational therapy pioneers, Eleanor Clarke Slagle (1876-1942). The American Occupational Therapy Association recognized this pioneer's influence by establishing its highest award in her honor in 1953. This compilation presents the 41 Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lectures, and while each stands firm on its own as a solid example of scholarship, when read sequentially they form a unique record of the steady progress and increasing sophistication of occupational therapy. The lectures contain history,
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December
Programming Language Pragmatics - Michael L. ScottProgramming Language Pragmatics addresses the fundamental principles at work in the most important contemporary languages, highlights the critical relationship between language design and language implementation, and devotes special attention to issues of importance to the expert programmer. Thanks to its rigorous but accessible teaching style, you ll emerge better prepared to choose the best language for particular projects, to make more effective use of languages you already know, and to learn new languages quickly and completely. Features Addresses the most recent developments in programming
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Studying English Literature: A Practical Guide - Tory YoungStudying English Literature is a unique guide for undergraduates beginning to study the discipline of literature and those who are thinking of doing so. Unlike books that provide a survey of literary history or non-subject specific manuals that offer rigid guidelines on how to write essays, Studying English Literature invites students to engage with the subject's history and theory whilst at the same time offering information about reading, researching and writing about literature within the context of a university. The book is practical yet not patronizing: for example, whilst the discussion of
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Cracking the LSAT, 2010 Edition (Graduate School Test Preparation) - Princeton ReviewThe LSAT is a major factor in the law school admissions process, and if you are an aspiring lawyer, "Cracking the LSAT "has everything you need to prepare for this crucial exam. The test prep experts at The Princeton Review bring you proven techniques in this new 2010 edition of our popular guide. It includes 2 practice tests in the book and exclusive free access to an additional practice test and more practice questions and review online. In "Cracking the LSAT "we'll bring you the key strategies and skills to ace every section of the test. The guide includes a rich array of resources, including
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Foundations of Mathematical Economics - Michael CarterThis book provides a comprehensive introduction to the mathematical foundations of economics, from basic set theory to fixed point theorems and constrained optimization. Rather than simply offer a collection of problem-solving techniques, the book emphasizes the unifying mathematical principles that underlie economics. Features include an extended presentation of separation theorems and their applications, an account of constraint qualification in constrained optimization, and an introduction to monotone comparative statics. These topics are developed by way of more than 800 exercises. The book is
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December
Free Ride: How Digital Parasites are Destroying the Culture Business, and How the Culture Business Can Fight Back - Robert LevineHow did the newspaper, music, and film industries go from raking in big bucks to scooping up digital dimes? Their customers were lured away by the free ride of technology. Now, business journalist Robert Levine shows how they can get back on track. On the Internet, “information wants to be free.” This memorable phrase shaped the online business model, but it is now driving the media companies on whom the digital industry feeds out of business. Today, newspaper stocks have fallen to all-time lows as papers are pressured to give away content, music sales have fallen by more than half since file
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Econometrics - Fumio HayashiHayashi's "Econometrics" promises to be the next great synthesis of modern econometrics. It introduces first year Ph.D. students to standard graduate econometrics material from a modern perspective. It covers all the standard material necessary for understanding the principal techniques of econometrics from ordinary least squares through cointegration. The book is also distinctive in developing both time-series and cross-section analysis fully, giving the reader a unified framework for understanding and integrating results. "Econometrics" has many useful features and covers all the important
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The Press Effect: Politicians, Journalists, and the Stories That Shape the Political World - Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Paul WaldmanWas the 2000 US presidential campaign merely a contest between Pinocchio and Dumbo? And did Dumbo miraculously turn into Abraham Lincoln after the events of September 11? In fact, Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Paul Waldman argue in this book, these stereotypes, while containing some elements of the truth, represent the failure of the press and the citizenry to engage the most important part of our political process in a critical fashion.