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College Physics: A Strategic Approach Vol 1 with MasteringPhysics - Randall D. Knight, Brian W. Jones, Stuart FieldKey Message: Building on the results of an extensive NSF-funded educational research program and detailed input from an unprecedented 4,500 students and 250 instructors, Randy Knight and Addison-Wesley published Physics for Scientists and Engineers in 2003. Already the most widely adopted new physics text published in more than 30 years, this book has attracted widespread critical acclaim. In College Physics: A Strategic Approach, Randy Knight is joined by Brian Jones and Stuart Field to carefully apply the best solutions from educational research to the algebra-based introductory physics course.
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The Witness of Preaching - Thomas G. LongThis thorough and detailed revision of "The Witness of Preaching" is even clearer and more helpful than the first edition. Long has updated the language, expanded the key chapter on biblical exegesis, and included more examples of sermon forms, illustrations, and conclusions. He continues to critically engage the best thinkers in the field of homiletics, bringing into the conversation both important new voices and the latest works of those who appeared in the first edition. In addition, he addresses some of the new forces at work, such as the use of video clips and PowerPoint presentations in
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The Hollow Hope: Can Courts Bring About Social Change? - Gerald N. RosenbergLiberals have acclaimed, and conservatives decried, reliance on courts as tools for changes. But while debate rages over whether the courts should be playing such a legislative role, Gerald N. Rosenberg poses a far more fundamental question—can courts produce political and social reform? Rosenberg presents, with remarkable skill, an overwhelming case that efforts to use the courts to generate significant reforms in civil rights, abortion, and women's rights were largely failures. "The real strength of The Hollow Hope . . . is its resuscitation of American Politics—the old-fashioned
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Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes - Gordon B. HinckleyNow in paperback comes the bestseller by the world leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Drawing on anecdotes from his own life, as well as from our nation today, Hinckley examines virtues that have proven through the ages to provide the best path to a better world: love, honesty, morality, civility, learning, forgiveness and mercy, thrift, industry, gratitude, optimism, and faith.
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February
Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry 5th Fifth Edition - David L. NelsonAuthors Dave Nelson and Mike Cox combine the best of the laboratory and best of the classroom, introducing exciting new developments while communicating basic principles of biochemistry.
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The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry - J.D. McClatchyDazzling in its range, exhilarating in its immediacy and grace, this collection gathers together, from every region of the country and from the past forty years, the poems that continue to shape our imaginations. From Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop, John Ashbery and Adrienne Rich, to Robert Haas and Louise Gluck, this anthology takes the full measure of our poetry's daring energies and its tender understandings.
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Fifth Business - Robertson DaviesRamsay is a man twice born, a man who has returned from the hell of the battle-grave at Passchendaele in World War I decorated with the Victoria Cross and destined to be caught in a no man's land where memory, history, and myth collide. As Ramsay tells his story, it begins to seem that from boyhood, he has exerted a perhaps mystical, perhaps pernicious, influence on those around him. His apparently innocent involvement in such innocuous events as the throwing of a snowball or the teaching of card tricks to a small boy in the end prove neither innocent nor innocuous. Fifth Business stands alone as
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February
J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography - Humphrey CarpenterThe authorized biography of the creator of Middle-earth. In the decades since his death in September 1973, millions have read THE HOBBIT, THE LORD OF THE RINGS, and THE SILMARILLION and become fascinated about the very private man behind the books. Born in South Africa in January 1892, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was orphaned in childhood and brought up in near-poverty. He served in the first World War, surviving the Battle of the Somme, where he lost many of the closest friends he'd ever had. After the war he returned to the academic life, achieving high repute as a scholar and university teacher,