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May
Gig: Americans Talk about Their Jobs - Marisa Bowe, John Bowe, Sabin StreeterMore than 150 people in common and unusual occupations talk about their lives and work in the new economy, encompassing the human experience from a labor-support doula to a funeral home director. For the last several years, the editors of Word, the pioneering Web magazine, have been sending interviewers—nearly forty in all—across America to talk to people about their jobs. They wanted to document reality, not to advance any overarching thesis or political agenda. Their sole position on work was that it's a fascinating topic and an elemental part of nearly everyone's life. They were certainly not
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May
How Breakthroughs Happen: The Surprising Truth About How Companies Innovate - Andrew Hargadon, Kathleen M. EisenhardtThis book presents lessons from the famous 'Invention Factories' past and present. Did you know that the incandescent lightbulb first emerged some thirty years before Thomas Edison famously 'turned night into day'? Or that Henry Ford's revolutionary assembly line came from an unlikely blend of observations from Singer sewing machines, meatpacking, and Campbell's Soup? In this fascinating study of innovation, engineer and social scientist Andrew Hargadon argues that our romantic notions about innovation as invention are actually undermining our ability to pursue breakthrough innovations. Based on
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May
Ancient Greek Alive - Paula Saffire, Catherine FreisThis innovative textbook offers students a dynamic introduction to classical Greek. It inspires a constructive sense of enthusiasm in the classroom while helping students master grammatical principles and reading skills. Among the imaginative features of the book is a two-week introduction to spoken Greek, which immerses students in the sound and basic vocabulary of the language so that they are comfortable as they learn to read and write. (Conversational scripts are provided.) For its reading passages, "Ancient Greek Alive" uses engaging and even humorous stories drawn from folklore around the
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May
Introduction to Human Services - Michelle E. MartinThis highly readable human services text offers a generalist view of the breadth and scope of human services. This text uses various practice settings as a lens for examining the role and functions of the human service professional. Because the human services profession grew out of a concern about social problems that prevented people from getting their needs met, it is important to examine the generalist role of human service professionals. In addition, exploring the nature of working with individuals, families, or groups is more meaningful when explored within the context of a particular
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May
Robert's Rules of Order - Henry Martyn Robert, William J. Evans, Daniel H. HonemannOriginally published as a slim document in 1896, General Henry M. Robert's classic guide to smooth, orderly, and fairly conducted meetings has sold close to five million copies in nine editions. The only book containing the completely developed Robert's Rules of Order subject matter, this latest edition will continue the book's reputation as the gold standard of meeting procedure for parliamentarians and novice club presidents and members alike. Thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the past decade's technological advances and usage, this tenth edition contains new information on how to
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May
Encyclopedia of African American History 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass - Paul FinkelmanFocusing on the making of African American society from the arrival of the first slave ship in 1619 to the death of Frederick Douglass in 1895, this encyclopedia traces the transition from Africa to America and the role Africans played in shaping the development of American society. Entries include the laws creating slavery in the seventeenth century, important slave revolts and the slave trade (African and domestic), the antislavery movement, fugitive slave controversy, Civil War, and Reconstruction.
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May
Quantitative Equity Portfolio Management: Modern Techniques and Applications - Edward E. QianQuantitative equity portfolio management combines theories and advanced techniques from several disciplines, including financial economics, accounting, mathematics, and operational research. While many texts are devoted to these disciplines, few deal with quantitative equity investing in a systematic and mathematical framework that is suitable for quantitative investment students. Providing a solid foundation in the subject, Quantitative Equity Portfolio Management: Modern Techniques and Applications presents a self-contained overview and a detailed mathematical treatment of various topics. From
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May
Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America - Mae M. NgaiThis book traces the origins of the "illegal alien" in American law and society, explaining why and how illegal migration became the central problem in U.S. immigration policy--a process that profoundly shaped ideas and practices about citizenship, race, and state authority in the twentieth century. Mae Ngai offers a close reading of the legal regime of restriction that commenced in the 1920s--its statutory architecture, judicial genealogies, administrative enforcement, differential treatment of European and non-European migrants, and long-term effects. In well-drawn historical portraits, Ngai
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May
Web Server Administration - Steve SilvaWeb Server Administration offers a comprehensive overview of the tools and techniques needed to succeed as a Web Server Administrator as well as the tasks they are expected to perform. This text provides and introduction to the basics of this job role, covers server installation, and then moves on to the installation, configuration, and administration of Web servers. This text covers all topics for both Linux and a Microsoft Windows server environments. Work with Microsoft Windows 2000 Server and Windows Server 2003, Red Hat Linux, Internet Information Services (IIS), Apache Web server, Microsoft
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May
Race, Space, and the Law: Unmapping a White Settler Society - Sherene H. RazackRace, Space, and the Law" belongs to a growing field of exploration that spans critical geography, sociology, law, education, and critical race and feminist studies. Writers who share this terrain reject the idea that spaces, and the arrangement of bodies in them, emerge naturally over time. Instead, they look at how spaces are created and the role of law in shaping and supporting them. They expose hierarchies that emerge from, and in turn produce, oppressive spatial categories. The authors' unmapping takes us through drinking establishments, parks, slums, classrooms, urban spaces of