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A Presocratics Reader - Richard D. McKirahan, Patricia CurdIdeal for a two-to-three week introduction to the Presocratics and Sophists, this volume offers a selection of the extant remains of early Greek philosophical thought on cosmology, metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics, together with unobtrusive, minimally interpretive editorial material: an introduction, brief headnotes, maps, and a concordance.
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Anti-Story: An Anthology of Experimental Fiction - Philip Stevick, John Barth, Russell Edson, George P. Elliott, Keith Fort, William H. Gass, Michael Goldstein, Wolfgang Hildesheimer, Enrique Anderson Imbert, Eugène Ionesco, Tomasso Landolfi, Reinhard LetContents: Life story by John Barth The seventh trunk by Heinrich Böll How I contemplated the world from the Detroit House of Correction and began my life over again by Joyce Carol Oates The coal shoveller by Keith Fort Pierre Menard, author of Don Quixote by Jorge Luis Borges Gogol's wife by Tomasso Landolfi The rhinoceros by Eugène Ionesco A world ends by Wolfgang Hildesheimer Last class by Theodore Roethke You can't cover up the sky with your hand by Oscar Lewis Motherlogue by Ann Quin In the heart of the heart of the country by William Gass Blow-up by Julio Cortazar A view from the sky by
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Schaum's Outline of Modern Physics (Schaum's) - Ronald GautreauMaster modern physics with Schaum's—the high-performance study guide. It will help you cut study time,hone problem-solving skills,and achieve your personal best on exams! Students love Schaum's Outlines because they produce results. Each year,hundreds of thousands of students improve their test scores and final grades with these indispensable study guides. If you don't have a lot of time but want to excel in class,this book helps you brush up before tests,find answers fast,study quickly and more effectively,and get the big picture without spending hours poring over lengthy textbooks. Schaum's
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January
Sampling - Steven K. ThompsonFrom the reviews of the First Edition: "A well-written book that deserves to be widely used, both by statistics teachers and by researchers." -Biometrics "The explanations are clear and concise, the presentation is extremely pleasing, the references are up to date, and there is an abundance of examples." -Short Book Reviews "This is a highly recommended acquisition for any statistician concerned with the collection of sample information." -Technometrics All aspects of obtaining, interpreting, and using sample data in a new revised volume Sampling provides an up-to-date treatment of both classical
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January
Social Work Treatment: Interlocking Theoretical Approaches - Francis J. TurnerFirst published in 1974, Social Work Treatment remains the most popular and trusted compendium of theories available to social work students and practitioners. It explores the full range of theoretical approaches that drive social work treatment and knowledge development, from psychoanalysis to crisis intervention. This treasure trove of practice knowledge equips professionals with a broad array of theoretical approaches, each of which shine a spotlight on a different aspect of the human condition. Emphasizing the importance of a broad-based theoretical approach to practice, it helps the reader
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January
Essentials of Environmental Health - Robert H. FriisThis title is a broad introduction to environmental health from a public health perspective. Topics covered include careers in the field, chemical hazards, biological agents, toxic metals and elements, food safety, and climate change.
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Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative - Edward R. TufteJacket design: Dmitry Krasny. Other artwork by Bonnie Scranton, Dmitry Krasny, and Weilin Wu. Few would disagree: Life in the information age can be overwhelming. Through computers, the Internet, the media, and even our daily newspapers, we are awash in a seemingly endless stream of charts, maps, infographics, diagrams, and data. Visual Explanations is a navigational guide through this turbulent sea of information. The book is an essential reference for anyone involved in graphic, web, or multimedia design, as well as for educators and lecturers who use graphics in presentations or classes.
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University Calculus: Elements with Early Transcendentals - Joel R. Hass, Maurice D. Weir, George B. Thomas Jr.KEY BENEFIT The popular and respected Thomas' Calculus Series has been expanded to include a concise alternative. University Calculus: Elements is the ideal text for instructors who prefer the flexibility of a text that is streamlined without compromising the necessary coverage for a typical three-semester course. As with all of Thomas' texts, this book delivers the highest quality writing, trusted exercises, and an exceptional art program. Providing the shortest, lightest, and least-expensive early transcendentals presentation of calculus, University Calculus: Elements is the text that students
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January
The De-Textbook: The Stuff You Didn't Know About the Stuff You Thought You Knew - Cracked.comYou are an idiot. Don't get defensive! It's not your fault. For decades your teachers, authority figures and textbooks have been lying to you. You do not have five senses. Your tongue doesn't have neatly segregated taste-bud zones. You don't know what the pyramids really looked like. You're even pooping wrong - Jesus, you're a wreck! But it's going to be okay. Because we're here to help. Packed with more sexy facts than the Encyclopedia Pornographica, the Cracked De-Textbook will teach you about the true stars of history, why you picture everything from Velociraptors to Ancient Rome incorrectly,
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The Archaeology of Disease - Charlotte  RobertsThe Archaeology of Disease shows how the latest scientific and archaeological techniques can be used to identify the common illnesses and injuries from which humans suffered in antiquity. Charlotte Roberts and Keith Manchester offer a vivid picture of ancient disease and trauma by combining the results of scientific research with information gathered from documents, other areas of archaeology, art, and ethnography. The book contains information on congenital, infectious, dental, joint, endocrine, and metabolic diseases. The authors provide a clinical context for specific ailments and accidents and