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December
Media and Culture with 2009 Update - Richard Campbell, Christopher R. Martin, Bettina G. FabosBreaking the mold of traditional mass communication textbooks, Richard Campbell's "Media & Culture "goes beyond the basic facts and presents students with a critical and cultural perspective on the media. Campbell uses a unique five-stage critical thinking process to help students examine the forces that shape the mass media and become active participants in the media. "Media & Culture'"s integrated cultural perspective focuses on the reciprocal relationship between the mass media and our shared culture -- how cultural trends affect our media and how historical developments, technology,
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December
Island Biogeography: Ecology, Evolution and Conservation - Robert J. WhittakerWork on evolution on islands has a long-established biogeographical pedigree, stretching back to the work of Darwin and Wallace. Research generated ideas, theories, and models which have played a central role in the development of mainstream ecology, evolutionary biology, and biogeography. Island Biogeography is a new textbook, aimed at advanced undergraduates and graduate students. This is the first comprehensive book to be written on the topic since 1981. It provides a much needed synthesis of recent development across the discipline, linking current theoretical debates with applied island
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Interpreting Canada's Past, Volume Two: A Post-Confederation Reader - J.M. BumstedDesigned to accompany J.M. Bumsted's introductory history texts (the two-volume Peoples of Canada and the single-volume History of the Canadian Peoples), Interpreting Canada's Past is a collection of readings that now includes primary documents as well as previously published scholarly articles.