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June
Living Autobiographically: How We Create Identity in Narrative - Paul John EakinAutobiography is naturally regarded as an art of retrospect, but making autobiography is equally part of the fabric of our ongoing experience. We tell the stories of our lives piecemeal, and these stories are not merely about our selves but also an integral part of them. In this way we "live autobiographically"; we have narrative identities. In this book, noted life-writing scholar Paul John Eakin explores the intimate, dynamic connection between our selves and our stories, between narrative and identity in everyday life. Eakin draws on a wide range of autobiographical writings, from work by
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June
HTML and CSS: Design and Build Websites - Jon DuckettEvery day, more and more people want to learn some HTML and CSS. Joining the professional web designers and programmers are new audiences who need to know a little bit of code at work (update a content management system or e-commerce store) and those who want to make their personal blogs more attractive. Many books teaching HTML and CSS are dry and only written for those who want to become programmers, which is why this book takes an entirely new approach. • Introduces HTML and CSS in a way that makes them accessible to everyone—hobbyists, students, and professionals—and it’s full-color
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June
Teaching Reading Sourcebook - Bill Honig, Linda Diamond, Linda GutlohnFor educators at every level, the Teaching Reading Sourcebook, 2nd Edition (May 2008) is a comprehensive reference about reading instruction. Organized according to the elements of explicit instruction (what? why? when? and how?), the Sourcebook includes both research-informed knowledge base and practical sample lesson models. Like the first edition, the updated and revised second edition of the Teaching Reading Sourcebook combines the best features of an academic text and a practical hands-on teacher's guide. It is an indispensable resource for teaching reading and language arts to both beginning
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June
Universal Grammar in Second-Language Acquisition: A History - Margaret ThomasThis book discusses how scholars in the west have conceived that human languages share important properties, and how westerners have understood the nature of second or foreign language learning.
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June
The United States and the Global Economy: From Bretton Woods to the Current Crisis - Frederick S. WeaverFinancial collapse. Global recession. The revival of free-market policies. Massive and increasing inequalities. Housing bubbles and record foreclosures. Severe strain in the European Union. Emergence of China and other major players on the international economic scene. Every day, media outlets bombard us with news and possible explanations for the financial, economic, and political crises. In The United States and the Global Economy, Frederick S. Weaver gives readers a concise introduction to the patterns of change in international financial and trade regimes since World War II in order to clarify
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June
Satellite Geodesy - Günter SeeberCompletely revised and updated edition. The book covers the entire field of satellite geodesy (status spring/break summer 2002). Basic chapters on reference systems, time, signal propagation, and satellite orbits are updated. All currently important observation methods are included and also all newly launched satellites of interest to geodesy. Particular emphasis is given to the current status of the Global Positioning System (GPS), which covers now about one third of the book. A new chapter on Differential GPS and active GPS reference networks is included. The GPS modernization plans, GLONASS,
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June
Inventing Reality: The Politics of News Media - Michael ParentiTaking a critical perspective on the economics and politics of "presenting" the news, this topical supplement argues that the media systematically distorts news coverage.
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June
What If?: Australian History as It Might Have Been - Stuart Macintyre, Stuart MacintyreProviding a play on actual historical events versus possible ones, this fascinating volume asks leading Australian historians to wonder what might be if key episodes in Australia’s past had turned out differently. Re-imagining Australia’s environment, race relations, art, political life, and national identity, this title poses such questions as What if France had colonized part of Australia in the 18th century? What if the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps had played only a minor role in the Gallipoli landing in World War I? and What if Aborigines had been granted citizenship much earlier?
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June
Finite-State Morphology - Kenneth R. Beesley, Lauri KarttunenThe finite-state paradigm of computer science has provided a basis for natural-language applications that are efficient, elegant, and robust. This volume is a practical guide to finite-state theory and the affiliated programming languages lexc and xfst. Readers will learn how to write tokenizers, spelling checkers, and especially morphological analyzer/generators for words in English, French, Finnish, Hungarian, and other languages. Included are graded introductions, examples, and exercises suitable for individual study as well as formal courses. These take advantage of widely-tested lexc and
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June
Educational Assessment of Students - Anthony J. NitkoFrom two of the best known authors in the field of classroom assessment comes a revision of one of the best assessment books. Features include hundreds of examples, directions for crafting both traditional and alternative assessments, checklists for evaluating classroom assessments, scores of strategies for assessing problem solving and critical thinking, methods for aligning classroom assessment with state standards and NCLB requirements. Reviewers have described the book as the best on the market for its completeness and balanced approach to classroom assessment.