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July
Pocket Keys for Speakers - Isa N. Engleberg, Ann RaimesCombining the expertise of two successful Houghton Mifflin authors, this handbook offers students a practical, "how-to" approach to speaking throughout their academic and professional careers. In addition, the authors clearly distinguish the principles of oral and written communication and provide quick references on grammar and mechanics. The text's convenient handbook size and format, along with its timeless content, make it an ideal life-long resource.
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July
Prentice Hall Chemistry Student Edition 2008c - Pearson, Dennis D. Staley, Michael S. MattaPrentice Hall Chemistry meets the needs of students with a range of abilites, diversities, and learning styles by providing real-world connections to chemical concepts and processes. The first nine chapters introduce students to the conceptual nature of chemistry before they encounter the more rigorous mathematical models and concepts in later chapters.
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July
Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction - Jeff VanderMeer, Jeremy Zerfoss, John CoulthartThis all-new definitive guide to writing imaginative fiction takes a completely novel approach and fully exploits the visual nature of fantasy through original drawings, maps, renderings, and exercises to create a spectacularly beautiful and inspiring object. Employing an accessible, example-rich approach, Wonderbook energizes and motivates while also providing practical, nuts-and-bolts information needed to improve as a writer. Aimed at aspiring and intermediate-level writers, Wonderbook includes helpful sidebars and essays from some of the biggest names in fantasy today, such as George R. R.
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July
Handbook of Dialysis - John T. Daugirdas, Peter G. Blake, Todd S. IngThe thoroughly revised and updated Third Edition of this popular handbook provides practical, accessible information on all aspects of dialysis. This edition's section on hemodialysis features expanded chapters on physiologic principles, acute hemodialysis, urea kinetic modeling, and vascular access. The section on peritoneal dialysis has been extensively reworked by a new editor and includes two new chapters. The clinical discussions include frequent references to the National Kidney Foundation's Dialysis Outcomes Quality Initiative (DOQI) guidelines. Each chapter provides references to relevant
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July
Fantasy Cinema: Impossible Worlds on Screen - David  ButlerOften dismissed as escapist tales of sword and sorcery or childish fairytales, fantasy is one of the fundamental impulses in filmmaking, a source of some of the most vivid and memorable films ever made. This volume covers the major genres, stylistic approaches, and exponents of cinematic fantasy, from Georges Méliès, Walt Disney, and Andrei Tarkovsky to such contemporary fantasists as Terry Gilliam and Peter Jackson, and focuses on fantasy's social function and interpretations. Considering the popular and the experimental, subversive desires and reactionary dreams, this book is an engaging
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July
Gorgias - Plato, Walter Hamilton, Chris Emlyn-JonesTaking the form of a dialogue between Socrates, Gorgias, Polus and Callicles, GORGIAS debates perennial questions about the nature of government and those who aspire to public office. Are high moral standards essential or should we give our preference to the pragmatist who gets things done or negotiates successfully? Should individuals be motivated by a desire for personal power and prestige, or genuine concern for the moral betterment of the citizens? These questions go to the heart of Athenian democratic principles and are more relevant than ever in today's political climate.
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July
All in the Family: The Private Roots of American Public Policy - Patricia StrachEven a casual observer of American politics might notice the importance of family in political rhetoric like the Republicans' "family values" and the Democrats' "working families," but we know surprisingly little about the role of family in American politics. We typically think of family as "private" and out of the public realm of politics or we associate family and public policy with so-called family policies, such as welfare or family leave. The goal of this book is to clarify the relationship between seemingly private family life and federal public policies. It asks two important questions: How
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July
Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction - Helen MoralesFrom Zeus and Europa, to Diana, Pan, and Prometheus, the myths of ancient Greece and Rome seem to exert a timeless power over us. But what do those myths represent, and why are they so enduringly fascinating? Why do they seem to be such a potent way of talking about our selves, our origins, and our desires? This imaginative and stimulating Very Short Introduction goes beyond a simple retelling of the stories to explore the rich history and diverse interpretations of classical mythology. It is a wide-ranging account, examining how classical myths are used and understood in both high art and popular
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July
The Democratic Republic, 1801-1815 - Marshall SmelserNow available from Waveland Press, the author has skillfully organized the abundant learning of those who have authored so many specialized studies of the history of the United States from 1801 to 1815 in an interesting and accessible fashion. A combination of several monographs and documents and a sampling of earlier sources--press, polemics, reports, correspondence and memoirs--tell a coherent and illuminating story. The Thomas Jefferson portrayed in this text is no flaming radical, but instead a Whiggish moderate. Without overlooking his flaws, a sympathetic portrait is presented of the man who
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July
Ubuntu Unleashed 2012 Edition: Covering 11.10 and 12.04 (7th Edition) - Matthew HelmkeIncorporating an advanced approach to presenting information about Ubuntu, this title aims to provide information that intermediate to advanced Linux users need to know about installation, configuration, system administration, server operations, and secruity.