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Songworks I: Singing in the Education of Children - Peggy D. Bennett, Douglas R. BartholomewElementary classroom teachers too often lack the confidence to present music to their students, because they themselves have little formal training in this area. SONGWORKS emphasizes singing as the means to teaching music in the elementary classroom. The authors assert that everyone sings (as a family on a car trip, singing as a child, singing the national anthem at a baseball game, singing Happy Birthday), therefore this is the most natural and effective basis for teaching music, and builds confidence among future teachers.
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May
A Brief History of Chinese Civilization - Conrad SchirokauerThis concise book emphasises Chinese cultural history while also covering political and economic history. It is introductory in both style and content, and the organization is kept as simple as possible, brief coverage of each major Chinese dynasty or other discrete period is treated in a separate chapter. Coverage includes recent developments in China, up to and including the massacre at Tiananmen Square. Time-lines, charts, or key dates area at the beginning of chapters. Chinese names are printed in Pinyin with Wade-Giles in parentheses.
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Excursions in Number Theory - C. Stanley Ogilvy, John T. AndersonChallenging, accessible mathematical adventures involving prime numbers, number patterns, irrationals and iterations, calculating prodigies, and more. No special training is needed, just high school mathematics and an inquisitive mind. "A splendidly written, well selected and presented collection. I recommend the book unreservedly to all readers." — Martin Gardner.
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May
Relativity, Gravitation and Cosmology: A Basic Introduction - Ta-Pei ChengProvides an introduction to Einstein's general theory of relativity, suitable for advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate courses. Topics include: special relativity in the formalism of Minkowski's four-dimensional space-time, the principle of equivalence, Riemannian geometry and tensor analysis, and Einstein's field equation and cosmology.
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May
Medieval Political Theory: A Reader: The Quest for the Body Politic 1100-1400 - Cary J. Nederman, Kate L. ForhanThis textbook anthology contains new translations of a selection of important works of medieval political theory. It includes both well known figures such as Thomas Aquinas and John of Salisbury and lesser known figures, including two women, Christine de Pizan and Marie de France.
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May
Russian For Dummies - Andrew D. Kaufman, Nina Wieda, Serafima GettysRussian is spoken by nearly 450 million people, and demand for Russian-speakers is growing. This introductory course includes an audio CD with practice dialogues-just the ticket for readers who need basic Russian for business, school, or travel.Serafima Gettys, PhD (Newark, CA), is Coordinator of the Foreign Language Program at Lewis University. Andrew Kaufman, PhD (Charlottesville, VA), is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
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May
A History of Modern Europe, Volume 2: From the French Revolution to the Present - John MerrimanAvailable in both one-volume and two-volume paperback editions, A History of Modern Europe presents a panoramic survey of modern Europe from the Renaissance to the present day. A seasoned teacher and talented historian, Professor John Merriman offers a carefully crafted narrative that guides students through a vast amount of complex material, integrating the many aspects of the European experience into a larger, interconnected whole. A full ten percent shorter than its predecessor, the Second Edition has tightened organization throughout to make room for recent research and descriptions of the
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May
Terrorism and WMDs: Awareness and Response - John PichtelTerrorists continue to enhance their technical sophistication in constructing weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) with devastating effects. Chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive (CBRNE) weapons now pose a greater threat than ever before. Emphasizing basic chemistry and biology, including microbiology and human health, Terrorism and WMDs: Awareness and Response is an introductory manual on CBRNE weapons that helps prepare emergency response, counterterrorism, and security professionals to respond to a WMD attack quickly and effectively. Examines different threats and the best
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May
Microeconomic Foundations I: Choice and Competitive Markets - David M. Kreps"Microeconomic Foundations I" develops the choice, price, and general equilibrium theory topics typically found in first-year theory sequences, but in deeper and more complete mathematical form than most standard texts provide. The objective is to take the reader from acquaintance with these foundational topics to something closer to mastery of the models and results connected to them. Provides a rigorous treatment of some of the basic tools of economic modeling and reasoning, along with an assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of these tools Complements standard texts Covers choice,