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November
Geometry Revisited (Mathematical Association of America Textbooks) - H.S.M. Coxeter, S.L. GreitzerAmong the many beautiful and nontrivial theorems in geometry found in Geometry Revisited are the theorems of Ceva, Menelaus, Pappus, Desargues, Pascal, and Brianchon. A nice proof is given of Morley's remarkable theorem on angle trisectors. The transformational point of view is emphasized: reflections, rotations, translations, similarities, inversions, and affine and projective transformations. Many fascinating properties of circles, triangles, quadrilaterals, and conics are developed.
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November
Hamlet for Kids - Lois Burdett, Kenneth BranaghPerhaps the best-known of Shakespeare's tragedies, Hamlet has all the ingredients for a gripping story: revenge and power, familial love and betrayal, dramatic sword fights, dark spooky scenes. Once again Lois Burdett has woven her own brand of magic by transforming Shakespeare's complex verse into rhyming couplets. She has created a version of Hamlet especially for children, even as young as seven, and one that readers of all ages will enjoy. At the appropriately named Hamlet Elementary School in Stratford, Ontario, where Burdett has taught for over 20 years, her students have created wonderful
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November
Rare Earth: Why Complex Life Is Uncommon in the Universe - Peter D. Ward, Donald BrownleeWhat determines whether complex life will arise on a planet, or even any life at all? Questions such as these are investigated in this groundbreaking book. In doing so, the authors synthesize information from astronomy, biology, and paleontology, and apply it to what we know about the rise of life on Earth and to what could possibly happen elsewhere in the universe. Everyone who has been thrilled by the recent discoveries of extrasolar planets and the indications of life on Mars and the Jovian moon Europa will be fascinated by Rare Earth, and its implications for those who look to the heavens for
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November
Dietrich Bonhoeffer 1906-1945: Martyr, Thinker, Man of Resistance - Ferdinand SchlingensiepenA new comprehensive biography of this hugely important Christian martyr, 60 years after his execution at the hands of the Nazis Bonhoeffer has gained a position as one of the most prominent Christian martyrs of the last century. His influence is so widespread that even 60 years after his execution by the Nazis, Bonhoeffer's life and work are still the subject of fresh and lively discussion. As a pastor and theologian, Bonhoeffer decided to resist the Nazis in Germany, but his resistance was not solely theological. He played a key leadership role in the Confessing Church, a major source of
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November
The Definitive Book of Body Language - Allan Pease, Barbara PeaseAvailable for the first time in the United States, this international bestseller reveals the secrets of nonverbal communication to give you confidence and control in any face-to-face encounter–from making a great first impression and acing a job interview to finding the right partner. It is a scientific fact that people’s gestures give away their true intentions. Yet most of us don’t know how to read body language–and don’t realize how our own physical movements speak to others. Now the world’s foremost experts on the subject share their techniques for reading body language signals to achieve
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November
Social Inequality: Patterns and Processes - Martin N. MargerThis text provides an introduction to key concepts, current research findings, and theories in social inequality. While focusing primarily on social class, it also deals broadly with other forms of social inequality, including racial/ethnic, gender, and political. In dealing with the various dimensions of inequality, the book explains how they overlap and interrelate.
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November
Understanding Behaviorism - William M. Baum"Understanding Behaviorism" explains the basis of behavior analysis and its application to human problems in a scholarly but accessible manner. Only book available that both explains behavior analysis and deals with philosophical and practical problems. Makes behaviorism accessible and explains the basis of behavior analysis and its application to human problems. Treats the ancient concepts of purpose, knowledge, language, and thought as well as modern social problems like freedom, responsibility, government, and culture. Offers practical approaches to improving the lives of all humankind.
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November
Small Animal Surgical Nursing: Skills and Concepts - Sara J. BuschThis unique resource provides detailed coverage of the veterinary technician's role in small animal surgery. Topics include asepsis, operating room protocol, instrumentation, sterile technique, suture materials, suturing techniques, wound management, surgical assistance, and pre and postoperative care of animals. All information reflects the latest developments in drugs, instruments, equipment, and techniques.
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November
The Politics of United States Foreign Policy - Jerel A. Rosati, James M.   ScottHave you ever wondered how U.S. foreign policy is made? THE POLITICS OF UNITED STATES FOREIGN POLICY is the definitive work on this topic and gives you insight into the real impact of politics. Comprehensible and informative, this political science text discusses the historical patterns of continuity and change, the president's ability to govern, and the tension between the demands of democracy and national security. The text is filled with tools designed to make studying and learning difficult concepts easy such as summaries, key assessments, questions, tables, figures, examples, and
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November
Zoological Physics: Quantitative Models of Body Design, Actions, and Physical Limitations of Animals - Boye K. AhlbornThis book presents a physicists view of life. The primary life functions of animals, such as eating, growing, reproducing and getting around all depend on motion: Motion of materials through the body, motion of limbs and motion of the entire body through water, air and on land. These activities are driven by internal information stored in the genes or in the brain and by external information transmitted by the senses. This book models these life functions with the tools of physics. It will appeal to all scientists, from the undergraduate level upwards, who are interested in the role played by