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December
Probability and Statistics: The Science of Uncertainty - Michael Evans, Jeffrey S. RosenthalUnlike traditional introductory math/stat textbooks, Probability and Statistics: The Science of Uncertainty brings a modern flavor to the course, incorporating the computer and offering an integrated approach to inference that includes the frequency approach and the Bayesian inference. From the start the book integrates simulations into its theoretical coverage, and emphasizes the use of computer-powered computation throughout. Math and science majors with just one year of calculus can use this text and experience a refreshing blend of applications and theory that goes beyond merely mastering the
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December
Assessing and Guiding Young Children's Development and Learning (4th Edition) - Oralie McAfee, Deborah J. LeongThis comprehensive guide to assessment in early childhood continues to provide the most current research, best thinking, and practical guidance to integrate assessment with effective teaching. Assessing and Guiding Young Children’s Development and Learning is the only book that shows assessment as a process teachers can use to improve teaching and ensure student learning. It incorporates current trends in assessment with examples and approaches being used in early childhood classrooms. The book includes guides for interpreting and using assessment information once it has been collected. The
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December
Theory-Based Treatment Planning for Marriage and Family Therapists: Integrating Theory and Practice - Diane R. Gehart, Amy R. TuttleThis text is a treatment planner and theory guide for therapists working from systemic and postmodern approaches. Unlike existing resources, this treatment planner provides a means to directly integrate family therapy theory and practice. By providing treatment planning strategies along with complete overviews of specific theories, the book provides a remedy for the common "missing link" between theory and practice. The purpose of this book is to fill the ever-widening gap between formal training in theory and actual practice in managed-care dominated workplaces. The text covers 11 of the most
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December
Gardner's Art Through the Ages: Global History, Enhanced Edition, Volume II - Fred S. KleinerThe 13TH ENHANCED EDITION of GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A GLOBAL HISTORY takes this brilliant bestseller to new heights in addressing the challenges of today's classroom. Over 300 additional new images are integrated into the text, and appear online as full size digital images with discussions written by the author. These bonus images are complimented complemented by groundbreaking media support for students including video study tools and a robust eBook.
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December
A Complete Guide to Programming in C++ - Ulla Kirch-Prinz, Peter PrinzA Complete Guide to Programming in C++ was written for both students interested in learning the C++ programming language from scratch, and for advanced C++ programmers wishing to enhance their knowledge of C++. The chapters are organized to guide the reader from elementary language concepts to professional software development, with in-depth coverage of all the C++ language elements 'en route'. The order in which these elements are discussed reflects the goal of helping students create useful programs every step of the way.
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December
Sociology of Religion for Generations X and Y - Adam PossamaiGenerations X and Y are plugged into the contemporary world of consumption, popular culture, and the internet. These generations treat knowledge and belief as a more flexible concept, often focusing on the practical rather than the theoretical and often drawing on conflicting sources in both popular and cyber culture. Their approach to religious belief and practice requires a new way of studying the sociology of religion. 'Sociology of Religion for Generations X and Y' examines key world religions - Buddhism, Christianity and Islam - as well as newer religious groups, such as Scientology, New Age,
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December
God & Caesar: Christian Faith & Political Action - John EidsmoeAre Christianity and politics mutually exclusive? No, says Eidsmoe, and he offers many scriptural principles to serve as a guide in issues of government, economics, welfare, crime, the family, war and more.
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December
Theory And Methods In Social Research - Bridget Somekh, Cathy LewinPrevious ed.: Research methods in the social sciences, 2005.
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December
Game Theory for Applied Economists - Robert GibbonsThis book introduces one of the most powerful tools of modern economics to a wide audience: those who will later construct or consume game-theoretic models. Robert Gibbons addresses scholars in applied fields within economics who want a serious and thorough discussion of game theory but who may have found other works overly abstract. Gibbons emphasizes the economic applications of the theory at least as much as the pure theory itself; formal arguments about abstract games play a minor role. The applications illustrate the process of model building--of translating an informal description of a