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November
The French Revolution - Alan ForrestThis book provides an interpretation of the French Revolution that is both thematic and accessible to the general reader. The discussion includes an analysis of the historiography of the subject, and reviews the range of literature produced around the recent Bicentenary. Insisting that the French Revolution had an important social dimension, Alan Forrest demonstrates that the revolutionaries, even the most extreme of them, were committed to an ordered society. He argues that in destroying the political institutions and the corporate structures of the Ancien Regime, they were conscious of the need
07
November
A History of Archaeological Thought - Bruce G. TriggerThe development of archeological thought is analyzed by examining archeological history to determine to what extent its trends reflect archeologists' personal & collective interests. List of Illustrations Preface The relevance of archaeological history Classical archaeology & antiquarianism The beginnings of scientific archaeology The imperial synthesis Culture-historical archaeology Soviet archaeology Functionalism in Western archaeology Neo-evolutionism & the new archaeology The explanation of diversity Archaeology & its social context Bibliographical Essay References Index
06
November
Machine Learning: A Probabilistic Perspective - Kevin P. MurphyToday's Web-enabled deluge of electronic data calls for automated methods of data analysis. Machine learning provides these, developing methods that can automatically detect patterns in data and then use the uncovered patterns to predict future data. This textbook offers a comprehensive and self-contained introduction to the field of machine learning, a unified, probabilistic approach. The coverage combines breadth and depth, offering necessary background material on such topics as probability, optimization, and linear algebra as well as discussion of recent developments in the field, including
06
November
Convergences: Themes, Texts, and Images for Composition - Robert AtwanBy pairing essays with other kinds of compositions — a TV show, a news report, a photo, an ad, a cast-off grocery list — Convergences asks students to respond to all kinds of visual and verbal texts. Its organization into six broad thematic chapters — each of which is broken out into six clusters — presents the materials in a way that is compelling and teachable. Convergences urges students to ask: Why did that author write that essay? Where was it published, and for what audience? What is the message of that poem? Why is that image on that Web site? Who thinks that joke is funny? How is that ad
06
November
Cinderella - Charles Perrault, Anthea Bell, Loek KoopmansWith the help of her fairy godmother, a beautiful young woman mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters attends the palace ball where she meets the prince whom she marries.
05
November
Introduction to Planetary Geomorphology - Ronald GreeleyNearly all major planets and moons in our Solar System have been visited by spacecraft and the data they have returned has revealed the incredible diversity of planetary surfaces. Featuring a wealth of images, this textbook explores the geological evolution of the planets and moons. Introductory chapters discuss how information gathered from spacecraft is used to unravel the geological complexities of our Solar System. Subsequent chapters focus on current understandings of planetary systems. The textbook shows how planetary images and remote sensing data are analyzed through the application of
05
November
Rights of Man, Common Sense and Other Political Writings - Thomas Paine, Mark PhilpThomas Paine was the first international revolutionary. His Common Sense (1776) was the most widely read pamphlet of the American Revolution--and his Rights of Man (1791-2), the most famous defense of the French Revolution, sent out a clarion call for revolution throughout the world. Paine paid the price for his principles: he was outlawed in Britain, narrowly escaped execution in France, and was vilified as an atheist and a Jacobin on his return to America. This new edition contains the complete texts of both Rights of Man and Common Sense, as well as six other powerfully political
03
November
Fundamentals of Acoustics - Lawrence E. Kinsler, Austin R. Frey, Alan B. CoppensThis text presents the physical and mathematical concepts related to the generation, transmission and reception of acoustic waves, covering the basic physics foundations as well as the engineering aspects of the discipline. This new edition maintains the strong pedagogical tradition, however, the chapters have been reorganized to provide a smoother transition to the more challenging concepts.
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November
First Human Body Encyclopedia - Penny SmithYoung readers are introduced to the wonders of the human body in this reference that takes them inside to see how things fit and work together. This exciting book is packed with fascinating facts that make basic anatomy accessible and fun. Full color.
03
November
Chirurgia - Renzo DionigiLa quinta edizione di questo volume, pur mantenendo invariata l impostazione basata sulla fisiopatologia e sulla netta suddivisione tra chirurgia generale e specialistica, e stata completamente rinnovata nella grafica e nei contenuti. Un approfondito lavoro di revisione e integrazione ha interessato tutte le sezioni, con particolare attenzione alle nuove procedure chirurgiche e alle moderne applicazioni tecnologiche nella diagnostica e nella terapia chirurgica. Gli ordinamenti didattici del corso di laurea in Medicina e Chirurgia confermano la scelta editoriale di quest opera, che consente allo