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Balkan Ghosts: A Journey Through History - Robert D. KaplanFrom the assassination that triggered World War I to the ethnic warfare in Serbia, Bosnia, and Croatia, the Balkans have been the crucible of the twentieth century, the place where terrorism and genocide first became tools of policy. Chosen as one of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times, and greeted with critical acclaim as "the most insightful and timely work on the Balkans to date" (The Boston Globe), Kaplan's prescient, enthralling, and often chilling political travelogue is already a modern classic. This new edition includes six opinion pieces written by Robert Kaplan about the
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From the Bush: The Front Line of Health Care in a Caribbean Village - Marsha B. QuinlanQuinlan presents a medical ethnography explaining the common theories of home-based health care in Bwa Mawego, a remote village in Dominica. Her main thesis is that cultural notions of the body and its functions and malfunctions map onto local botanical treatments. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Po
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Digital Image Processing - Kenneth R. CastlemanThis broad introduction to the fundamental concepts of digital imaging shows how the various techniques can be applied to solve real-world problems (e.g., in biology, astronomy, forensics, etc.). It helps readers develop the insight required to use the tools of digital imaging to solve "new" problems. Discusses color, image compression, user interfaces, software development project management, 2-D graphs of Fourier Transforms, analysis of digital imaging systems performance, optics, pattern recognition, image recording and display, CCD cameras.
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Early Christian Doctrines - J.N.D. KellyThis revised edition of the standard history of the first great period in Christian thought has been thoroughly updated in the light of the latest historical findings. Dr. Kelly organizes an ocean of material by outlining the development of each doctrine in its historical context. He lucidly summarizes the genesis of Chrisitian thought from the close of the apostolic age to the Council of Chalcedon in the fifth century--a time teeming with fresh and competing ideas. The doctrines of the Trinity, the authority of the Bible and tradition, the nature of Christ, salvation, original sin and grace, and
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Essentials of Epidemiology in Public Health - Ann Aschengrau, George R. Seage IIIAschengrau (epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health) and Seage (epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health) incorporate the latest ideas in the field in this introduction to principles of epidemiology in public health. There is a major emphasis on study design, with separate chapt
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A History of the Canadian Peoples - J.M. BumstedA History of the Canadian Peoples is a skilful condensation of the two-volume history. In a single volume, it covers the whole of Canadian history from pre-contact times to the present, integrating social, cultural, political, and economic history into a coherent overarching narrative.
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Regional Landscapes of the Us and Canada - Stephen S. Birdsall, Jon Malinowski, Eugene PalkaThis bestselling book has been praised for providing general readers with an excellent introduction to major geographic concepts and fundamental themes. The new seventh edition builds on this success, presenting updated and revised material. It includes information from the 2002 agricultural census and the 2005 mid-point US population census. Readers will also find updated coverage of the Southern Coastlands and Hurricane Katrina as well as new details on the Northlands and the impact of global warming. Anyone interested in the geography of Canada and the US will find this a valuable resource.
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The Enemy Within: Straight Talk about the Power and Defeat of Sin - Kris LundgaardDrawing from two masterful works by John Owen, Kris Lundgaard offers insight, encouragement, and hope for overcoming the enemy within.