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September
Music Matters: A New Philosophy of Music Education - David J. ElliottDesigned as a core text for music education or philosophy of music education courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level, this study also provides music educators with perspectives on the fundamentals of music teaching and learning.
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September
The Architecture of Drama: Plot, Character, Theme, Genre, and Style - David LetwinMany of the world's greatest dramas have sprung not only from the creative impulses of the authors but also from the time-honored principles of structure and design that have forged those impulses into coherent and powerful insights. An understanding of these principles is essential to the craft of creating and interpreting works of drama for the stage or screen. The Architecture of Drama provides an introduction to these principles, with particular emphasis placed on how a drama's structural elements fit together to create meaningful and entertaining experiences for audiences. The book is
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September
Americana: Readings in Popular Culture - Leslie     WilsonAmericana: Readings in Popular Culture, Revised Edition, is a collection of essays examining American culture from 1900 to present. Dozens of scholars investigates five aspects of our society offering unique and original insights into "What We Hear," "What We Watch," "What We Read," "Where We Go," and "The American Identity."
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September
Cisco CCNA Exam Certification Guide Exam 640-507 - Wendell OdomCisco CCNA Exam #640-507 Certification Guide is a comprehensive tool for preparing for the new CCNA #640-507 exam. Coverage of all exam topics ensures readers will arrive at a complete understanding of the CCNA exam. The guide follows a logical organization of the CCNA exam objectives. Its material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing retention and recall of exam topics. You will be able to organize your exam preparation through the use of consistent features in these chapters: Pre-Chapter Quizzes help determine depth of study for each chapter; Foundation Topics section cover
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September
MIS2 [With Access Code] - Hossein BidgoliCreated through a "student-tested, faculty-approved" review process with over 150 students and faculty, MIS2 is an engaging and accessible solution to accommodate the diverse lifestyles of today's learners. MIS incorporates state-of-the-art coverage through numerous practical applications and offers emerging cases from the information systems field.
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September
Adult Development and Aging - William Hoyer, Paul A. RoodinGives an account of the salient issues and concerns that dominate the field of adult development. This work employs an interdisciplinary, process oriented perspective to show students the past, present, and future of our understanding and research in adult development. It also presents a coverage of biological, health, cognitive, and social areas.
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September
Digital Signal Processing - Emmanuel Ifeachor, Barrie JervisModern coverage of the fundamentals, implementation and applications of digital signal processing techniques from a practical point of view. The past ten years has seen a significant growth in DSP applications throughout all areas of technology and this growth is expected well into the next millennium. This successful textbook covers most aspects of DSP found in undergraduate electrical, electronic or communications engineering courses. Unlike many other texts, it also covers a number of DSP techniques which are of particular relevance to industry such as adaptive filtering and multirate
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September
Argumentation: Inquiry and Advocacy - George W. ZiegelmuellerThis book presents a coherent introduction to the fundamental concepts of argumentation and debate, argumentation theory, and critical thinking. As the title suggests, the reader learns how to use argumentation effectively as a means of discovering what is worthy of belief and for gaining the support of others. Now comprised of nineteen in-depth chapters, this best-selling book offers a broad view of argumentation. The first two sections explain the field invariant concepts of critical inquiry. These chapters feature such concepts as propositions, data, inductive and deductive forms of argument,
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September
Operations Management in the Supply Chain: Decisions and Cases - Roger G. Schroeder, M. Johnny Rungtusanatham, Susan Goldstein"Operations Management in the Supply Chain: Decisions and Cases" is an ideal book for the instructor seeking a short text with cases. This book employs a cross-functional perspective that emphasizes strategy and critical thinking, appealing to non-majors and practical for use in an MBA level or undergraduate course in operations management. The size and focus of the book also make the text attractive for the cross-functional curriculum where students are required to purchase more than one text. The sixteen cases offer variety in length and rigor; and several are from Ivey, Stanford, and Darden.
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September
The Earth And Its Peoples: A Global History - Richard W. Bulliet, Daniel R. Headrick, Lyman L. JohnsonAlthough this brief edition is two-thirds the length of its full-length counterpart, it retains coverage of all major themes and provides a truly global perspective on world history, without over-emphasizing Europe or the U.S. "The Earth and Its Peoples" focuses on the interaction of human beings and the environment, using this central theme to compare different times, places, and societies. Special emphasis is given to technology and how technological development underlies all human activity.Ideal for one-semester survey courses or courses where instructors want to supplement their textbook with