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February
Jocks and Burnouts: Social Categories and Identity in the High School - Penelope EckertDr. Eckert shows how the school's institutional environment fosters the formation of opposed class cultures in the student population, which in turn serve as a social tracking system.
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February
Catastrophe Modeling: A New Approach to Managing Risk - Patricia Grossi, Patricia GrossiAnalyzes how catastrophe models can be used for assessing and managing risks of extreme events. This book focuses on natural disaster risk, and also discusses the management of terrorism risk. It involves three catastrophe modeling firms, AIR Worldwide, EQECAT, and Risk Management Solutions.
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February
The Universe in a Nutshell - Stephen HawkingStephen Hawking's phenomenal, multimillion-copy bestseller, A Brief History of Time, introduced the ideas of this brilliant theoretical physicist to readers all over the world. Now, in a major publishing event, Hawking returns with a lavishly illustrated sequel that unravels the mysteries of the major breakthroughs that have occurred in the years since the release of his acclaimed first book. The Universe in a Nutshell - Quantum mechanics - M-theory - General relativity - 11-dimensional supergravity - 10-dimensional membranes - Superstrings - P-branes - Black holes One of the most influential
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February
Learn English - Word Power 101 - Innovative LanguageMaster English with Learn English - Word Power 101. This e-book is a completely new way to learn English vocabulary fast - and for free! Start speaking English in minutes with the powerful learning methods you will master in this book. The vocabulary words you’ll find in Learn English - Word Power 101 were hand selected by our English language teachers as the top 101 most frequently used words in the English language. With each entry, you’ll see the word and a vibrant image to help remember the meaning. You’ll hear the word (separate free download) to master the pronunciation. Then you’ll see how
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February
Sources of Japanese Tradition, Volume 2: Part Two: 1868 to 2000 - William Theodore de Bary, Andrew E. BarshayFor almost fifty years, "Sources of Japanese Tradition" has been the single most valuable collection of English-language readings on Japan. Unrivalled in its wide selection of source materials on history, society, politics, education, philosophy, and religion, the two-volume textbook is a crucial resource for students, scholars, and readers seeking an introduction to Japanese civilization. Originally published in a single hardcover book, Volume 2 is now available as an abridged, two-part paperback. Part 1 covers the Tokugawa period to 1868, including texts that address the spread of
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February
Roget's II: the new thesaurus - Peter Mark RogetIn response to consumer demand, Roget's II now features near-synonyms, antonyms, and near-antonyms. Includes alphabetical listings, usage examples for every entry, and complete cross-referencing. Lists and defines 35,000 synonyms.
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February
Politics in Action: Cases in Modern American Government - Gary WassermanThis unique, engaging reader presents 13 case studies each presenting a familiar event in modern political history. The event is dissected to create a snapshot of the relative institutions, policymakers, and groups that influenced its development. Factors under consideration include individual political personalities, public opinion on national policy, the role of the media, and the impact of lobbyists. Politics in Action encourages students to take a critical approach to contemporary events and consider the impact of politics on everyday life.
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February
The Evolution of Cooperation - Robert AxelrodThe Evolution of Cooperation provides valuable insights into the age-old question of whether unforced cooperation is ever possible. Widely praised and much-discussed, this classic book explores how cooperation can emerge in a world of self-seeking egoists-whether superpowers, businesses, or individuals-when there is no central authority to police their actions. The problem of cooperation is central to many different fields. Robert Axelrod recounts the famous computer tournaments in which the “cooperative” program Tit for Tat recorded its stunning victories, explains its application to a broad
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February
How to Win Friends and Influence People - Dale CarnegieYou can go after the job you want...and get it! You can take the job you have...and improve it! You can take any situation you're in...and make it work for you! Since its release in 1936, How to Win Friends and Influence People has sold more than 15 million copies. Dale Carnegie’s first book is a timeless bestseller, packed with rock-solid advice that has carried thousands of now famous people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives. As relevant as ever before, Dale Carnegie’s principles endure, and will help you achieve your maximum potential in the