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For All Practical Purposes: Mathematical Literacy in Today's World - COMAPThe leading applied text for the liberal arts mathematics course returns, ready to help students develop the mathematical literacy needed to vote smartly, shop wisely, plan finances, and support their opinions. In the new edition you will find a wealth of new and updated content, enhanced pedagogy, and expanded media options, including the new MathPortal. Energize your classroom with real-world problem solving! Get FAPP!
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December
Reading Matters: What the Research Reveals about Reading, Libraries, and Community - Catherine Sheldrick RossDrawing upon data published in a variety of scholarly journals, monographs in education, cultural studies, media studies, and libraries and information studies, as well as their own research findings, these authors shatter some of the popular myths about reading and offer a cogent case for the library's vital role in the life of a reader. By providing a road map to research findings on reading, reader-response, audiences, genres, the value of popular culture, the social nature of reading, and the role of libraries in promoting literacy and reading, this guide offers a clear rationale for making
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Pride & Prodigies - Andy OrchardMonsters and the monstrous, whether from the remote pagan past or the new world of Christian Latin learning, haunted the Anglo-Saxon imagination in a variety of ways. In this series of detailed studies, Andy Orchard demonstrates the changing range of Anglo-Saxon attitudes towards the monstrous by reconsidering the monsters of "Beowulf" against the background of early medieval and patristic teratology and with reference to specific Anglo-Saxon texts. The immediate manuscript context of the monsters in "Beowulf" is analysed, shedding light on the poet's treatment of the theme of the monstrous and
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Experiencing Cities - Mark Hutter'Experiencing Cities' is an introduction to urban sociology based on microsociology and symbolic interaction theory, emphasizing the way people experience the urban world in their everyday lives, interact with one another, and create meaning from the physical and human environments of their cities.
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Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare: Critical Thinking Perspectives - Karen K. Kirst-AshmanGet a better grade with INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL WELFARE! Designed to give you a solid introduction to the profession of social work, this social work text helps you master the concepts and issues in social welfare that social workers address everyday. Studying is made easy with the Book Companion Website that provides you with the opportunity to complete self-assessments as well as pre and post tests for each chapter. Case studies found throughout the text help you see the relevance of what you are learning to the real world.
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VAS: An Opera in Flatland: A Novel. By Steve Tomasula. Art and Design by Stephen Farrell. - Steve Tomasula, Stephen FarrellPrinted in the colors of flesh and blood, VAS: An Opera in Flatland—a hybrid image-text novel—demonstrates how differing ways of imagining the body generate diverse stories of history, gender, politics, and, ultimately, the literature of who we are. A constantly surprising, VAS combines a variety of voices, from journalism and libretto to poem and comic book. Often these voices meet in counterpoint, and the meaning of the narrative emerges from their juxtapositions, harmonies, or discords. Utilizing a wide and historical sweep of representations of the body—from pedigree charts to genetic
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Investments - Zvi Bodie, Alex Kane, Alan MarcusBodie, Kane, and Marcus' "Investments" sets the standard for graduate/MBA investments textbooks. It blends practical and theoretical coverage, while maintaining an appropriate rigor and a clear writing style. Its unifying theme is that security markets are nearly efficient, meaning that most securities are priced appropriately given their risk and return attributes. The text places greater emphasis on asset allocation and offers a much broader and deeper treatment of futures, options, and other derivative security markets than most investment texts. It is also the only graduate Investments text to
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December
Culture of Animal Cells: A Manual of Basic Technique - R. Ian FreshneyThe most complete resource on the techniques, equipment, principles, and practices of animal cell culture Since publication of the previous edition of this benchmark text, numerous groundbreaking advances have occurred in stem cell research, cloning, tissue engineering, and in vitro toxicity testing. These and other developments have been incorporated into this fully revised and expanded Fifth Edition of Culture of Animal Cells. In addition, to answer the needs of the exponential increase in newcomers to cell culture, particularly in the biopharmaceutical industry, a completely new chapter on
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Early Modern Times: From Elizabeth the First to the Forty-Niners - Susan Wise BauerNow more than ever, other cultures are affecting our everyday lives—and our children need to learn about the other countries of the world and their history. Susan Wise Bauer has provided a captivating guide to the history of other lands. Written in an engaging, straightforward manner, The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child; Volume 3: Early Modern Times weaves world history into a story book format. Who was the Sun King? Why did the Luddites go around England smashing machines? And how did samurai become sumo wrestlers? The Story of the World covers the sweep of human history