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November
Beginning Scala - David PollakThe open source Scala language is a Java-based dynamic scripting, functional programming language. Moreover, this highly scalable scripting language lends itself well to building cloud-based/deliverable Software as a Service (SaaS) online applications. Written by Lift Scala web framework founder and lead Dave Pollak, Beginning Scala takes a down-to-earth approach to teaching Scala that leads you through simple examples that can be combined to build complex, scalable systems and applications. This book introduces you to the Scala programming language and then guides you through Scala constructs
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November
We the People: A Concise Introduction to American Politics - Thomas E. PattersonThis concise yet comprehensive book provides a positive, lively, future-oriented narrative introduction to American government and politics. We the People presents material with a currency and relevancy that captures the vivid world of real-life politics. In addition, the text challenges readers to think critically; by giving contextual understanding of major concepts and issues, it encourages them to think about the implications for society and themselves. We the People delves deeper into the basics than most brief books, and each of the 17 chapters (including 3 policy chapters) concludes with a
02
November
Flawless Consulting: A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used - Peter BlockThe second edition of the "consultant's bible" is here! For over fifteen years, consultants--both internal and external--have relied on Peter Block's landmark bestseller, Flawless Consulting, to learn how to deal effectively with clients, peers, and others. Using illustrative examples, case studies, and exercises, the author, one of the most important and well known in his field, offers his legendary warmth and insight throughout this much-awaited second edition. Anyone who must communicate in a professional context--and who doesn't?--will use the lessons taught in this book for years to come!
02
November
New Society - Robert J. BrymNew Society offers a balanced and lively treatment of Canadian and global issues. Bringing together Canada's leading sociologists, this text introduces students to the enduring elements of classical sociology, while providing the most current and emerging perspectives in sociology today. Engaging and accessible, New Society relates to the everyday concerns of Canadian undergraduates, making it the best-selling introductory text in Canada today.
02
November
Electrical Circuit Analysis Using the Ti-85 or Ti-86 - Richard AstonThis innovative book uses the hand-held programmable graphing calculator as both a "calculating tool" and a "pedagogical tool" to teach readers how to do classical circuit analysis and how to make mathematical models of electrical networks that can be programmed on the TI-85 or 86. Introduces a generic method that is compatible with any mathematical computer program. Emphasizes using the computer (specifically the programmable, hand-held graphing calculator TI-85 or 86) as an analysis tool. Tasks include solving for all currents or voltages in any AC or DC circuit of up to 20 nodes or loops;