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February
Prebles' Artforms: An Introduction to the Visual Arts, 8th Edition - Patrick Frank, Duane Preble, Sarah PrebleFor courses in Art Appreciation, Art courses for non-majors, and one-semester Introduction to Art classes. From the First Edition in 1972, ARTFORMS has been as visually exciting as the individual works of art that are reproduced in it. ARTFORMS grew out of a desire to introduce art through an engaging visual experience. It is written and designed to help readers build an informed foundation for individual understanding and enjoyment of art. By introducing art theory, practice, and history in a single volume, this book aims to draw students into a new or expanded awareness of the visual arts. The
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February
City of Man: Religion and Politics in a New Era - Michael J. Gerson, Peter Wehner, Timothy KellerAn era has ended. The political movement that most galvanized evangelicals for more than a quarter-century, the Religious Right, is fading away. What lies ahead is unclear.Into this uncertainty, former White House insiders Michael Gerson and Peter Wehner call evangelicals toward a new kind of political engagement -- a kind that is better both for the church and the country, a kind that cannot be co-opted by either political party, a kind that avoids the historic mistakes of both the Religious Right and the Religious Left.A product of the authors' own wrestling with the complicated relationship
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February
UML Distilled: A Brief Guide to the Standard Object Modeling Language - Martin FowlerMore than 300,000 developers have benefited from past editions of UML Distilled. This third edition is the best resource for quick, no-nonsense insights into understanding and using UML 2.0 and prior versions of the UML. Some readers will want to quickly get up to speed with the UML 2.0 and learn the essentials of the UML. Others will use this book as a handy, quick reference to the most common parts of the UML. The author delivers on both of these promises in a short, concise, and focused presentation. This book describes all the major UML diagram types, what they're used for, and the basic
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February
Mathematics: Mechanics and Probability - Linda Bostock, F.S. ChandlerDealing with mechanics and the solving of mechanical problems with the help of pure mathematics, this A-Level text introduces at an early stage an appreciation of the properties of vectors. Throughout the book problems are solved using vector methods where appropriate, and many worked examples are provided to illustrate each main development of a topic. A set of straightforward problems follows each section, and a selection of more challenging questions appears in the miscellaneous exercises at the end of most chapters, with multiple-choice questions on most topics.
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February
A Strange Stirring: The Feminine Mystique & American Women at the Dawn of the 1960s - Stephanie CoontzIn 1963, Betty Friedan unleashed a storm of controversy with her bestselling book, The Feminine Mystique. Hundreds of women wrote to her to say that the book had transformed, even saved, their lives. Nearly half a century later, many women still recall where they were when they first read it. In A Strange Stirring, historian Stephanie Coontz examines the dawn of the 1960s, when the sexual revolution had barely begun, newspapers advertised for "perky, attractive gal typists," but married women were told to stay home, and husbands controlled almost every aspect of family life. Based on exhaustive
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February
Evolutionary Theory: Mathematical and Conceptual Foundations - Sean H. RiceEvolutionary Theory covers all the major theoretical approaches used to study the mechanics of evolution, including classical one- and two-locus models, diffusion theory, coalescent theory, quantitative genetics, and game theory. There are also chapters on theoretical approaches to the evolution of development and on multilevel selection theory. Each subject is illustrated by focusing on those results that have the greatest power to influence the way that we think about how evolution works.
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February
Art Across Time, Volume 2, W/ Art CD-ROM - Laurie Schneider AdamsFrom the Fourteenth Century to the present day, and newly enhanced with the "Core Concepts" CD-ROM, volume two of "Art across Time" presents a manageable survey that emphasizes art in its cultural and social context.
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February
Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics: A Meshfree Particle Method - G.R. LiuThis is the first-ever book on smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) and its variations, covering the theoretical background, numerical techniques, code implementation issues, and many novel and interesting applications. It contains many appealing and practical examples, including free surface flows, high explosive detonation and explosion, underwater explosion and water mitigation of explosive shocks, high velocity impact and penetration, and multiple scale simulations coupled with the molecular dynamics method. An SPH source code is provided and coupling of SPH and molecular dynamics is
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February
Essential Topology - Martin D. CrossleyBrings the most exciting and useful - aspects of modern topology within reach of the average second-year undergraduate student. It contains all the essentials. The first chapter provides a complete account of continuity beginning at a level that a high school student could understand. The algebraic notions are introduced slowly through the text, leading the reader to the celebrated Hairy Ball theorem, and on to homotopy and homology, the cornerstones of contemporary algebraic topology. Each topic is introduced with a thorough explanation of why it is being studied, and the focus throughout is on
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February
In the Realm of a Dying Emperor - Norma FieldWhen the Emperor Hirohito died in 1989, Japanese newspapers had to use a special, exalted word to refer to his death, and had to depict his life uncritically, as one beginning in turbulence but ending in magnificent accomplishment. To do otherwise would have exposed them to terrorism from the vigilant right wing. Yet this insightful book by a Japanese-American scholar who grew up in both cultures reveals the hidden fault lines in the realm of the dying emperor by telling the stories of three unlikely dissenters: a supermarket owner who burned the national flag; an aging widow who challenged the