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January
The Handbook of Japanese Adjectives and Adverbs - Taeko KamiyaFor any beginner of Japanese, adjectives and adverbs are bound to present a challenge. Unlike English adjectives, Japanese ones conjugate, meaning that you must memorize their various forms before being able to build sentences of any complexity. Adverbs do not conjugate, but make use of particles to show their grammatical relationship to other words, and some have very subtle shades of meaning that are difficult to grasp. Moreover, many do not translate into adverbs in English. The role these parts of speech play in adding flavor to the Japanese language is invaluable. This handy reference manual
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January
Human Development (9th Edition) - Grace J. Craig, Don BaucumDrawing from many disciplines to provide an up-to-date presentation of the key questions, topics and controversies in life span development, this book takes a chronological approach to human development. It focuses on context and culture while illustrating that the status of human development is inextricably embedded in a study of complex and changing cultures. Maintaining an open-ended perspective throughout, the volume encompasses many different and opposing views and encourages readers to develop an informed point of view. This volume presents perspectives and research methods and examines
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January
Advanced Modern Engineering Mathematics - Glyn James, Philip Dyke, Dick Clements, David BurleyThis work gives an extensive treatment of some of the advanced areas of mathematics that have applications in various fields of engineering, particularly as tools for computer-based system modelling, analysis and design.
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January
Fueling Our Future: An Introduction to Sustainable Energy - Robert L. EvansOne of the most important issues facing humanity today is the prospect of global climate change, brought about primarily by our prolific energy use and heavy dependence on fossil fuels. Fueling Our Future: An Introduction to Sustainable Energy provides a concise overview of current energy demand and supply patterns. It presents a balanced view of how our reliance on fossil fuels can be changed over time so that we have a much more sustainable energy system in the near future. Written in a non-technical and accessible style, the book will appeal to a wide range of readers without scientific
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January
Literature for Today's Young Adults - Alleen Pace Nilsen, James B. Blasingame Jr., Kenneth L. DonelsonLong respected as the number one book in the field, "Literature for Today's Young Adults" gives teachers, librarians, parents, counselors, and other group leaders--as well as instructors and students in college courses in Adolescent/Young Adult Literature--a comprehensive look at YA literature framed within a literary, historical, and social context as a means to motivating teens to become life-long readers. Included is helpful information on evaluating YA books of all genres, using YA literature effectively with English Language Learners, incorporating digital and other new literacies into
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January
Occupational Therapy in Mental Health: A Vision for Participation - Cantan Brown"This is a text we have all been waiting for...I can't help but think that our earlier leaders in mental health--Dr. Adolph Meyer, Dr. William Dutton, and Eleanor Clark Slagle, to name a few--who knew the power of occupation and stressed the importance of engagement in an enabling environment, would be pleased to see this work come to a format that would guide clinicians to make a difference in the everyday lives of people with mental challenges that require the skills of an occupational therapist." --Carolyn M. Baum, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA Past President American Occupational Therapy Association (2004
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January
Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists - John D. Preston, Mary C. TalagaSince the publication of its first edition, The Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists had filled a significant gap in the professional literature available to psychologists and other mental health clinicians: a practical, accessible guide to psychoactive medications that is both comprehensive and free from the complicated language and technical rigor found in medical schools texts. Thousands of therapists keep this book on their shelves to quickly reference drug facts for their clients. Tens of thousands of graduate and undergraduate students of psychology are first introduced to
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January
Contemporary Political Ideologies: A Comparative Analysis - Lyman Tower SargentExplore current and emerging political ideologies--offering a comparative analysis of nationalism, the varieties of democracy, Marxism, and political Islam, as well as an effective introduction to the lesser-known ideologies surrounding anarchism, fascism and national socialism, environmentalism, feminism, and liberation theology with CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS. You'll find a balanced presentation of the ideologies covered in the text, and to objectively discuss the way that ideology functions today. Includes a discussion of terrorism.
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January
An Introduction to Behavioral Endocrinology - Randy J. NelsonIntended for graduate students & upper level undergraduates, this textbook describes the interaction of hormones and behavior from diverse perspectives. It draws on a historical perspective, presenting current hypotheses and theories in context of their historical origins, and gives detailed information about the scientists who laid the foundation for modern studies. While the subject involves genetic, molecular, and cellular levels of analysis, Nelson (psychology & neuroscience, Ohio State U.) has kept discussion of endocrine physiology & biochemistry down to a minimum to make the
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January
The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains - Nicholas CarrFinalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction: “Nicholas Carr has written a Silent Spring for the literary mind.”—Michael Agger, Slate “Is Google making us stupid?” When Nicholas Carr posed that question, in a celebrated Atlantic Monthly cover story, he tapped into a well of anxiety about how the Internet is changing us. He also crystallized one of the most important debates of our time: As we enjoy the Net’s bounties, are we sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply? Now, Carr expands his argument into the most compelling exploration of the Internet’s intellectual and