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June
Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System from Crisis — and Themselves - Andrew Ross SorkinAndrew Ross Sorkin's websiteAndrew Ross Sorkin's interview on Charlie Rose Watch a Video Andrew Ross Sorkin delivers the first true behind-the-scenes, moment-by-moment account of how the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression developed into a global tsunami. From inside the corner office at Lehman Brothers to secret meetings in South Korea, and the corridors of Washington, Too Big to Fail is the definitive story of the most powerful men and women in finance and politics grappling with success and failure, ego and greed, and, ultimately, the fate of the world’s economy. “We’ve
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June
Human Transit: How Clearer Thinking about Public Transit Can Enrich Our Communities and Our Lives - Jarrett WalkerPublic transit is a powerful tool for addressing a huge range of urban problems, including traffic congestion and economic development as well as climate change. But while many people support transit in the abstract, it's often hard to channel that support into good transit investments.  Part of the problem is that transit debates attract many kinds of experts, who often talk past each other.  Ordinary people listen to a little of this and decide that transit is impossible to figure out.   Jarrett Walker believes that transit can be simple, if we focus first on the underlying geometry that all
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June
The Internet Under the Hood: An Introduction to Network Technologies for Information Professionals - Robert E. MolyneuxUnlike other texts that involve networks and the Internet, this book is specifically designed for information professionals in library, education, and business settings. Providing a clear and comprehensive introduction to network applications and concepts, this helpful guide covers LANs, WANs, the Internet, IP addresses, network operating systems, routing, domain names, servers, file formats, and more. Case studies illustrate the use of these technologies. Additionally, the book includes information about the economics of the Internet, privacy, intellectual property, and legal issues. Essential
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June
A First Look at Communication Theory with Conversations CD-ROM - Em GriffinThe most widely-used textbook for the communication theory course, "A First Look at Communication Theory" analyzes the major communication theories at a level that is appropriate for both lower- and upper-level courses. The 33 theories represented in the text reflect a mix of foundational and recent scholarship and strike a balance of scientific and interpretive approaches. .
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June
Jonas & Kovner's Health Care Delivery in the United States - Anthony R. Kovner, James R. KnickmanNamed a 2013 Doody's Essential Purchase! ""Jonas and Kovner's Health Care Delivery in the United States" is one of the stronger health policy texts on the market. Readers and instructors looking for an up-to-date, broad-based overview of US health policy should strongly consider using the book."--The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) "This new edition brings order to the subject as well as a nuanced discussion of the systems complexities. The text is an important addition to a health professional's bookshelf." Stephen S. Mick, PhD, FACHE Department of Health Administration
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June
Ethics in the Community of Promise: Faith, Formation, and Decision - James M. Childs Jr.In this excellent and accessible introduction, now in a second edition, Childs helpfully articulates the shared features of Christian faith and shows how that communal commitment forms our values, character, virtues, and "eagerness to do what is right." Who we are informs what we choose. This dynamic, dialogical basis for ethics is an open framework. Childs applies it to a host of tough, real-life dilemmas such as affirmative action, end-of-life decisions, medical ethics, truth telling, environmental justice, and war-making.Previously published by Fortress Press in 1992 as Faith, Formation, and
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June
The AMA Handbook of Business Writing: The Ultimate Guide to Style, Grammar, Usage, Punctuation, Construction, and Formatting - Kevin Wilson, Jennifer WausonJust because you’re not a born writer doesn’t mean you should settle for less than perfect business documents. After all, every piece you write reflects directly on the quality of the product or service your business offers. Now, this helpful guide takes the guesswork out of more than 50 commonly used business documents, including: Reports • Proposals • Business plans • Presentations • Press releases • Memos • Email • Newsletters • Collection Letters • Sales materials • And more Arranged alphabetically and cross-referenced for easier use, the book presents clear examples of how to (and how not to)
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June
Molecular Biology of the Neuron - Robert William DaviesNerve cells - neurons - are arguably the most complex of all cells. From the action of these cells come movement, thought and consciousness. It is a challenging task to understand what molecules direct the various diverse aspects of their function. This has produced an ever-increasing amount of molecular information about neurons, and only in Molecular Biology of the Neuron can a large part of this information flow in the brain or the progress of brain disease in an approachable format, while the expert has access to a wealth of detailed information from a wide range of topics impacting on his or
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June
Think Python - Allen B. Downey"How to Think Like a Computer Scientist: Learning with Python" is an introduction to computer science using the Python programming language. It covers the basics of computer programming, including variables and values, functions, conditionals and control flow, program development and debugging. Later chapters cover basic algorithms and data structures.
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June
A Vietcong Memoir: An Inside Account of the Vietnam War and Its Aftermath - Truong Nhu Tang, David Chanoff, Doan Van ToaiWhen he was a student in Paris, Truong Nhu Tang met Ho Chi Minh. Later he fought in the Vietnamese jungle and emerged as one of the major figures in the "fight for liberation" -- and one of the most determined adversaries of the United States. He became the Vietcong's Minister of Justice, but at the end of the war he fled the country in disillusionment and despair. He now lives in exile in Paris, the highest level official to have defected from Vietnam to the West. This is his candid, revealing and unforgettable autobiography.