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October
Statistical Mechanics - Donald A. McQuarrieStatistical Mechanics "Statistical Mechanics" is the extended version of McQuarrie's earlier text - "Statistical Thermodynamics" (USB 1984). This text (previously published by Longman Education) is an accessible introduction to the subject containing a large number of problems at the end of each chapter. Full description
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October
The Complete Idiot's Guide to English Literature - Jay StevensonExplore the canon of great writers. In this incredible volume, English professor Jay Stevenson teaches readers everything they want?and need?to know about English literature. From Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, and Keats, to more modern figures like Nabokov, Salinger, Morrison, and Updike, this handy guide also includes information on periods, time frames, every type of criticism, the differences and similarities of the literature on each side of the Atlantic, and more. ?Fascinating, fact-filled writing that explores English literature as it is studied right now ?Terrific supplementary reading
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October
The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction - Arthur Evans, Istvan Csicsery-Ronay Jr., Joan Gordon, Veronica Hollinger, Carol McGuirk, Rob LathamThe Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction features over a 150 years' worth of the best science fiction ever collected in a single volume. The fifty-two stories and critical introductions are organized chronologically as well as thematically for classroom use. Filled with luminous ideas, otherworldly adventures, and startling futuristic speculations, these stories will appeal to all readers as they chart the emergence and evolution of science fiction as a modern literary genre. They also provide a fascinating look at how our Western technoculture has imaginatively expressed its hopes and fears from
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October
Multimodal Human Computer Interaction and Pervasive Services - Patrizia GrifoniThe use of multimodality combined with mobile devices allows a simple, intuitive communication approach and generates new and pervasive services for users. Multimodal Human Computer Interaction and Pervasive Services provides theoretical and practical concepts, methodologies, and applications used to design and develop multimodal systems. Collecting cutting-edge research by international experts, this Premier Reference Source addresses the many challenges of multimodal systems with a particular focus on mobile devices.
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October
A Shot In The Dark - Jay HolbenThe most significant contribution to film imagery is lighting. Lighting is the key to turning amateur footage into professional stories and presentation. A SHOT IN THE DARK: A CREATIVE DIY GUIDE TO DIGITAL VIDEO LIGHTING ON (ALMOST) NO BUDGET shows that good lighting doesn't always require expensive or extensive Hollywood hardware. With a little creativity, ingenuity, and some elbow grease, you can create your own lighting arsenal to handle a multitude of situations. This book will show do-it-yourselfers how to create their own equipment and how best to use it. The first part of the book teaches
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October
History of Life: Creation Studies 290 - David A. DewittAn interdisciplinary study of the origin and history of life in the universe. Draws from science, religion, history, and philosophy in presenting the evidence and arguments for creation and against evolution.
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October
Bridge Hydraulics: Theory and Practice - Dr Les HamillThe design of bridges across rivers and streams is a major component of many civil engineering projects. The size of waterways must be kept reasonably small for reasons of economy and yet be large enough to allow floods to pass. Bridge Hydraulics is the first book to consider both arched and rectangular waterway openings in detail and to describe all of the main methods of analysis. With clear examples and relevant case studies, using both laboratory models and full- size bridges in the field, it is not only a thorough and accessible introduction to bridge hydraulics, but also a guide that will
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October
The Cambridge Ancient History, Vol 9: The Last Age of the Roman Republic, 146-43 BC - John Anthony Crook, Andrew Lintott, Elizabeth RawsonVolume IX of the second edition of The Cambridge Ancient History has for its main theme the process commonly known as the "Fall of the Roman Republic." Chapters 1-12 supply a narrative of the period from 133 B.C. to the death of Cicero in 43 B.C., with a prelude analyzing the situation and problems of the Republic from the turning-point year 146 B.C. Chapters 13-19 offer analysis of aspects of Roman society, institutions and ideas during the period.
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October
Primate Diversity - Dean FalkThis well-written, accessible text offers an extensive introduction to the field, its methods, and the animals themselves.