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January
College Physics, (Chs. 1-30) (8th Edition) - Hugh D. YoungKEY BENEFIT: For more than five decades, Sears and Zemansky's College Physics has provided the most reliable foundation of physics education for readers around the world. For the Eighth Edition, Robert Geller joins Hugh Young to produce a comprehensive update of this benchmark text. A broad and thorough introduction to physics, this new edition carefully integrates many solutions from educational research to help readers to develop greater confidence in solving problems, deeper conceptual understanding, and stronger quantitative-reasoning skills, while helping them connect what they learn with
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January
Global Public Health: Ecological Foundations - Franklin White, Lorann Stallones, John M LastAmid ongoing shifts world economic and political systems, the promise for future public health is more tenuous than ever. Will the today's economic systems sustain tomorrow's health? Will future generations inherit fair access to health and health care? The best hope for the health of future generations is the establishment of a well-grounded, global public health system for today. To that end, Global Public Health: Ecological Foundations addresses both the challenges and cooperative solutions of contemporary public health, all within a framework of social justice, environmental sustainability,
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January
Political Thought in America: Conversations and Debates - Philip AbbottThe central premise of this book is that the history of American political thought can be understood as a series of conversations and debates. In this expanded third edition featuring a new chapter on 9/11 and the War on Terror, Abbott immerses readers into the politics surrounding ten great crises in our nation's history. Through the eyes of philosophers, writers, and orators, and the voices of commentators both historical and current, he places political theories in the context of the language and perspectives of those who have struggled to extricate the nation from crisis. Abbott's engaging
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January
Mass Customization: The New Frontier in Business Competition - B. Joseph Pine IIThe mass production of standardized goods was the source of America's economic strength for generations and became the model for successful industries. Today, that model is a major cause of the nation's declining competitiveness. As Joe Pine makes clear, innovative companies are embracing a new paradigm of management--mass customization--that allows them to create greater variety and customization in their products and services at competitive prices, or better. He explains mass customization in its historical context, demonstrates why mass production cannot work in turbulent industries, and
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January
Franz Kafka: The Office Writings - Franz Kafka, Jack Greenberg, Stanley Corngold, Benno Wagner, Ruth Hein, Eric Patton"Franz Kafka: The Office Writings" brings together, for the first time in English, Kafka's most interesting professional writings, composed during his years as a high-ranking lawyer with the largest Workmen's Accident Insurance Institute in the Czech Lands of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Franz Kafka (1883-1924) is commonly recognized as the greatest German prose writer of the twentieth century. It is less well known that he had an established legal career. Kafka's briefs reveal him to be a canny bureaucrat, sharp litigator, and innovative thinker on the social, political, and legal issues of his
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January
Big-Time Sports in American Universities - Charles T. ClotfelterFor almost a century, big-time college sports has been a wildly popular but consistently problematic part of American higher education. The challenges it poses to traditional academic values have been recognized from the start, but they have grown more ominous in recent decades, as cable television has become ubiquitous, commercial opportunities have proliferated, and athletic budgets have ballooned. Drawing on new research findings, this book takes a fresh look at the role of commercial sports in American universities. It shows that, rather than being the inconsequential student activity that
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January
Rise of the Rich - Peter Gran"The rise of the West" has long been the accepted doctrine for framing analyses of world history. Privileging a Eurocentric approach, this traditional paradigm obscures the significance of the indigenous rich in non-Western regions and fails to recognize the contributions of the Orient. In this book, Peter Gran seeks to reframe current historical debates, presenting a model of analysis based on the rise of the rich. Gran outlines the structure of this new paradigm, building upon metanarrative concepts from Marxism to liberalism." Rather than a history of clashing civilizations, he identifies a
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January
Born in Blood & Fire: A Concise History of Latin America - John Charles ChasteenDrawing on the most current scholarship, this concise text presents a direct, compelling narrative that spans six centuries and twenty countries. Carefully revised in light of recent Latin American history, the Second Edition introduces new maps, helpful chapter timelines, and a new Student Web site.
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January
Mechanics of Materials - Roy R. Craig Jr.The revision of this successful mechanics of materials text continues to feature a strong emphasis on the basics - equilibrium, force-temperature-deformation behavior of materials and geometry of deformation
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January
Classic Chinese Brush Painting - Helen Tse, Rebecca YueClassic Chinese Brush Painting pairs dynamic art instruction with quality materials to provide a seamless creative experience for the aspiring fine artist. This kit contains a full-color 40-page project book that shares a wealth of information about this ancient art form, covering everything from the history of Chinese brush to using a traditional ink stick and ink stone. The book also guides artists stroke by stroke through 14 enchanting lessons that feature a variety of subjects, from a Chinese landscape to a lucky dragon. In addition, this set includes all the essential tools needed to embark