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January
Working At Play: A History Of Vacations In The United States - Cindy S. AronThis text chronicles the history of vacationing in America since the early part of the 19th century. It is concerned with how, when, and why vacationing came to be part of American life, charting this social and cultural institution as it grew from the custom of a small elite in the early 19th century to a mass phenomenon on the eve of World War II. It looks at American cultural anxieties about vacations and the constant struggle Americans have engaged in with the notion of taking time off from work. Utilizing diaries and photographs, Aron looks at many popular American vacation spots and types of
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January
PIC Microcontrollers: An Introduction to Microelectronics - Martin P. BatesThe use of microcontroller based solutions to everyday design problems in electronics, is the most important development in the field since the introduction of the microprocessor itself. The PIC family is established as the number one microcontroller at an introductory level. Assuming no prior knowledge of microprocessors, Martin Bates provides a comprehensive introduction to microprocessor systems and applications covering all the basic principles of microelectronics. Using the latest Windows development software MPLAB, the author goes on to introduce microelectronic systems through the most
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January
A Reader's Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament - Sakae KuboWhen you want to get straight to the heart of meaning in the Greek New Testament, A Reader's Greek-English Lexicon to the New Testament is indispensable. By eliminating time-consuming lexical work, this book helps the pastor or student read the Greek New Testament easily and swiftly. Features: * All words that occur fewer than 50 times in the New Testament appear verse by verse * The translation is provided next to each word * A list at the beginning of each book shows words that occur more than five times in that book but less than 50 in the New Testament * In-text frequency numbers show how
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January
The Economics of Enough: How to Run the Economy as If the Future Matters - Diane CoyleThe world's leading economies are facing not just one but many crises. The financial meltdown may not be over, climate change threatens major global disruption, economic inequality has reached extremes not seen for a century, and government and business are widely distrusted. At the same time, many people regret the consumerism and social corrosion of modern life. What these crises have in common, Diane Coyle argues, is a reckless disregard for the future--especially in the way the economy is run. How can we achieve the financial growth we need today without sacrificing a decent future for our
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January
A Treatise on the Fundamental Principles of Violin Playing - Leopold Mozart, Alfred Einstein, Editha KnockerLeopold Mozart's Treatise on the Fundamental Principles of Violin Playing was the major work of its period on the violin and comparable in importance to Quantz's treatise on the flute and P.E. Bach's on the piano. This translation by Editha Knocker was the first to appear in English and remains scholarly and eminently readable."
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January
Steel Design - William T. SeguiSteel Design covers the fundamentals of structural steel design with an emphasis on the design of members and their connections, rather than the integrated design of buildings. Not only is Steel Design a revision of LRFD Steel Design, it also encompasses the 2005 unification of LRFD and ASD as is covered in the Steel Construction Manual. The book is designed so that instructors can easily teach either LRFD or ASD, or both, time-permitting, as the differences in the two approaches are mostly conceptual. The application of fundamental principles is encouraged for design procedures as well as for
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January
Electric Energy: An Introduction (Power Electronics and Applications Series) - Mohamed A. El-SharkawiThe ongoing search for renewable energy, the societal impact of blackouts, the environmental impact of generating electricity, along with the new ABET criterion have contributed to renewed interest in electric energy as a core subject. Emphasizing modeling, analysis, and real-world issues, this new edition of Electric Energy provides a refreshed overview of this increasingly important field. New in the Second Edition— · Expanded coverage of the mathematical modeling of renewable systems, power electronics, and electric safety · A chapter on power quality · An expanded chapter on machines that
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January
Analysis II - Terence TaoThis two-volume introduction to real analysis is intended for honours undergraduates, who have already been exposed to calculus. The emphasis is on rigour and on foundations. The material starts at the very beginning - the construction of the number systems and set theory, then to the basics of analysis (limits, series, continuity, differentiation, Riemann integration), through to power series, several variable calculus and Fourier analysis, and finally to the Lebesgue integral. These are almost entirely set in the concrete setting of the real line and Euclidean spaces, although there is some
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January
The Complete Artist's Way : Creativity as a Spiritual Practice - Julia CameronFor the millions of readers who have experienced the rich rewards of following any or all of Julia Cameron's three twelve-week programs for creative recovery, here is a gorgeous cloth-bound edition that includes The Artist's Way, Walking in This World, and Finding Water. In her introduction, Cameron reflects on the artist's journey and provides deep insights into how readers may set about cultivating a more creative and spiritually rewarding existence by using the principles contained in these books. Encompassing Cameron's most vital work from over the course of the last two decades, The
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January
Observation Skills for Effective Teaching - Gary D. BorichThe fifth edition of "Observation Skills for Effective Teaching "focuses on one of the principal means by which you can become an effective and professional teacher-by observing others and incorporating the best of what you see and hear into you own practice. You will learn to observe in the following eight areas: learning climate, classroom management, lesson clarity, instructional variety, task orientation, student engagement, student success, and higher thought processes. These eight areas have been found by researchers to be related to desirable cognitive, social and emotional outcomes in