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The Marriage-Go-Round: The State of Marriage and the Family in America Today - Andrew J. CherlinFrom one of the nation’s leading experts on the American family, a book that explores the state of marriage in America today; its evolution culturally; and with regard to religion and the law, how and why the present state of marriage—a merry-go-round of partnerships—developed, and the implications for parents and children. During Andrew J. Cherlin’s three decades of study and analysis of family life, he came to see that marriage in the United States was different than in other Western countries—Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand—in a way that no one was writing about. He realized
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Auto Mania: Cars, Consumers, and the Environment - Tom   McCarthyThe twentieth-century American experience with the automobile has much to tell us about the relationship between consumer capitalism and the environment, Tom McCarthy contends. In Auto Mania he presents the first environmental history of the automobile that shows how consumer desire (and manufacturer decisions) created impacts across the product lifecycle—from raw material extraction to manufacturing to consumer use to disposal.   From the provocative public antics of young millionaires who owned the first cars early in the twentieth century to the SUV craze of the 1990s, Auto Mania explores
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Strangers to Ourselves - Discovering the Adaptive Unconscious - Timothy D. WilsonKnow thyself, a precept as old as Socrates, is still good advice. But is introspection the best path to self-knowledge? What are we trying to discover, anyway? In an eye-opening tour of the unconscious, as contemporary psychological science has redefined it, Timothy D. Wilson introduces us to a hidden mental world of judgments, feelings, and motives that introspection may never show us. This is not your psychoanalyst's unconscious. The adaptive unconscious that empirical psychology has revealed, and that Wilson describes, is much more than a repository of primitive drives and conflict-ridden
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Abundance - Beth HenleyFrom the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Crimes of the Heart comes this poignant but unromanticized story of the hard lives of pioneers on the high plains of Wyoming in the 1860's. Macon and Bess are two mail-order brides, lured to the West by the promise of new beginnings through marriage to men they have never met. While waiting for their respective husbands-to-be, one bubbling with optimism, the other mousy and plain, the two women become instant best friends. As Abundance follows the two women through their friendship and adventures for the next 25 years, this Western epic unearths the dark
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Bayesian Brain: Probabilistic Approaches to Neural Coding (Computational Neuroscience): Probabilistic Approaches to Neural Coding (Computational Neuroscience) - Rajesh P.N. RaoA Bayesian approach can contribute to an understanding of the brain on multiple levels, by giving normative predictions about how an ideal sensory system should combine prior knowledge and observation, by providing mechanistic interpretation of the dynamic functioning of the brain circuit, and by suggesting optimal ways of deciphering experimental data. Bayesian Brain brings together contributions from both experimental and theoretical neuroscientists that examine the brain mechanisms of perception, decision making, and motor control according to the concepts of Bayesian estimation.After an
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Comprehension & Collaboration: Inquiry Circles in Action - Stephanie Harvey, Harvey Daniels"This book is about small-group projects that work. It's about combining what we know about the research process, about thinking, and about people working together to create a structure that consistently supports kids to build knowledge that matters in their lives." -Stephanie Harvey and Harvey "Smokey" Daniels Watch a video overview from Steph and Smokey Listen to a podcast with Smokey and two master teachers who use inquiry circles Comprehension and Collaboration: Inquiry Circles in Action occurs at the intersection of comprehension, collaboration, and inquiry and serves as a guide for teachers
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July
Epidemiology and Culture (Cambridge Studies in Medical Anthropology) - James A. TrostleDemonstrating how practitioners in the emerging field of "cultural epidemiology" describe human health, communicate with diverse audiences, and intervene to improve health and prevent disease, this book uses textual and statistical portraits of disease to describe interdisciplinary collaborations. Interpreting epidemiology as a cultural practice helps to reveal the ways in which measurement, causal thinking, and intervention design are influenced by belief, habit, and theories of power.
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July
Thinking about Movies: Watching, Questioning, Enjoying - Peter Lehman, William LuhrA comprehensive guide that teaches students and movie lovers how to watch movies critically and analytically. Intended for the sophisticated beginner, the text offers the critical building blocks required to understand film as an important cultural form and a narrative text.
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Methods in Molecular Biology, Volume 338: Gene Mapping, Discovery, and Expression: Methods and Protocols - Minou BinaA collection of cutting-edge computational tools and experimental techniques to study how genes are regulated, and to reconstruct the regulatory networks through which various cell-types are produced. On the computational side, web-based technologies to localize genes, to access and retrieve data from microarray databases, to conduct comparative genomics, and to discover the potential "codes" in genomic DNA that may control the expression of protein-coding genes. Detailed experimental techniques described include methods for studying chromatin structure and allele-specific gene expression, methods
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Language Curriculum Design - I.S.P. Nation, John MacalisterCrystal-clear and comprehensive yet concise, this text describes the steps involved in the curriculum design process, elaborates and justifies these steps, and provides opportunities for practicing and applying them. The description of the steps is done at a general level so that they can be applied in a wide range of particular circumstances. The process comes to life through plentiful examples of actual applications of the steps. Each chapter includes: examples from the authors experience and from published research tasks that encourage readers to relate the steps to their own experience