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November
Medicinal Natural Products: A Biosynthetic Approach - Paul M. DewickMedicinal Natural Products, Second Edition is a comprehensive guide providing information on all classes of natural products in medicine. It builds upon fundamental chemical principles and demonstrates a unique integration of plant, microbial and animal natural products in one volume. The text guides the reader through a wealth of diverse natural metabolites used in medicine with sources, production methods, use as drugs and modes of action all extensively covered. Taking a chemistry based approach it combines traditional pharmacognosy with medicinal chemistry. The structure is user-friendly and
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November
Five Chiefs: A Supreme Court Memoir - John Paul StevensWhen he resigned last June, Justice Stevens was the third longest serving Justice in American history (1975-2010)--only Justice William O. Douglas, whom Stevens succeeded, and Stephen Field have served on the Court for a longer time. In Five Chiefs, Justice Stevens captures the inner workings of the Supreme Court via his personal experiences with the five Chief Justices--Fred Vinson, Earl Warren, Warren Burger, William Rehnquist, and John Roberts--that he interacted with. He reminisces of being a law clerk during Vinson's tenure; a practicing lawyer for Warren; a circuit judge and junior justice
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November
American Public Policy: Promise and Performance - B. Guy PetersNow considered a classic amongst political experts, "American Public Policy" is an excellent overview of the fundamental processes and content of American public policy. Peters gives a clear exposition of the public policy environment from agenda setting to evaluation, identifying the governmental structures and procedures through which policy is designed and implemented. With characteristic flair for lucid and lively discussion, Peters examines the problems, goals, and important issues in substantive policy areas, including health care, social security and welfare, education, energy,
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November
Taking Learning to Task: Creative Strategies for Teaching Adults - Jane Vella"Reading this wonderful book is like having Jane Vella at your side. She gives us the courage to risk changing our established habits of teaching." --Clifford Baden, director of programs for professional education, Harvard University "By marrying theory and practice, Vella has shown how to design learning that takes hold of the learner--mind, heart, and muscles." --Jack McCall, professor, Principals' Executive Program, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill "You'll feel as though you've found the keys to creating profound and powerfully effective learning experiences. Anyone responsible for
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November
A Duel of Giants: Bismarck, Napoleon III, and the Origins of the Franco-Prussian War - David WetzelCombining impeccable scholarship and literary elegance, David Wetzel depicts the drama of machinations and passions that exploded in a war that forever changed the face of European history.
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November
Tell It Slant: Writing and Shaping Creative Nonfiction - Brenda Miller, Suzanne PaolaA series of lessons on writing and creating non-fiction
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November
A Tutor's Guide: Helping Writers One to One - Ben RafothThe first edition of A Tutor's Guide helped tutors across the country connect composition theory to the everyday events in their tutoring sessions. This second edition moves further into the practical realities of today's writing centers, taking a closer look at the most important issues facing writing tutors and the students who confer with them.
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November
Chemistry For Igcse - Roger Norris, Roger StandbridgeChemistry for Cambridge IGCSE(R) is endorsed by Cambridge International Examinations and matches specification 0620. It is written by a team of experienced authors and examiners and is ideal for international school students. Features include an exam focus with exam-style questions, activities, case studies, key points & 'Did you know?' sections.
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November
Marketing 5e - William G. Zikmund, Michael D'AmicoThis proven, consistent text provides thorough treatment of e-commerce, emerging markets, new technologies and hot marketing trends. All concepts and topics are discussed with the goal of helping the reader adapt to, and strategically plan for, changes in the marketing environment. This edition retains trademark early coverage of strategy and an overall strategic focus, with increased emphasis on critical thinking skills in marketing, global and relationship marketing.
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November
Leadership for Dummies. - Marshall Loeb, Stephen KindelYogi Berra said that leading is easy, the hard part is getting people to follow. Never were truer words spoken. As anybody who's ever been in a leadership position knows, eliciting cooperation from a group of people of any size--from a project team to an army--can be like trying to tap dance on quick sand. And while leadership definitely comes easier to some people, it isn't something you have to be born with. In fact, as the authors of this step-by-step guide to becoming a leader demonstrate, leaders are made, not born, and just about anybody can become an effective leader.Whether you aspire to