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March
A New Kind of Science - Stephen WolframPhysics and computer science genius Stephen Wolfram, whose Mathematica computer language launched a multimillion-dollar company, now sets his sights on a more daunting goal: understanding the universe. Wolfram lets the world see his work in A New Kind of Science, a gorgeous, 1,280-page tome more than a decade in the making. With patience, insight, and self-confidence to spare, Wolfram outlines a fundamental new way of modeling complex systems. On the frontier of complexity science since he was a boy, Wolfram is a champion of cellular automata--256 "programs" governed by simple nonmathematical
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March
Returning to Earth - Jim HarrisonHailed by The New York Times Book Review as “a master … who makes the ordinary extraordinary, the unnamable unforgettable,” beloved author Jim Harrison returns with a masterpiece—a tender, profound, and magnificent novel about life, death, and finding redemption in unlikely places.  Slowly dying of Lou Gehrig’s Disease, Donald, a middle-aged Chippewa-Finnish man, begins dictating family stories he has never shared with anyone, hoping to preserve history for his children. The dignity of Donald’s death and his legacy encourages his loved ones to find a way to redeem—and let go of—the past, whether
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March
The Innovative University: Changing the DNA of Higher Education from the Inside Out - Clayton M. Christensen, Henry J. EyringThe Innovative University illustrates how higher education can respond to the forces of disruptive innovation, and offers a nuanced and hopeful analysis of where the traditional university and its traditions have come from and how it needs to change for the future. Through an examination of Harvard and BYU-Idaho as well as other stories of innovation in higher education, Clayton Christensen and Henry Eyring decipher how universities can find innovative, less costly ways of performing their uniquely valuable functions.Offers new ways forward to deal with curriculum, faculty issues, enrollment,
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March
Essentials of Business Statistics and Student CD-ROM - James R. EvansThis book covers the basic concepts of business statistics and data analysis integrated in a contemporary spreadsheet environment. The authors emphasize practical applications and business decision-making. A concise approach covers the essential topics including displaying and summarizing data, random variables and probability distributions, sampling and statistical inference, regression analysis, forecasting, statistical quality control, and risk analysis and Monte-Carlo simulation. For an understanding of business statistics and how to solve business problems related to this subject matter.
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March
Microcomputers and Microprocessors: The 8080, 8085, and Z-80 Programming, Interfacing, and Troubleshooting - John E. UffenbeckMicrocomputers and Microprocessors: The 8088, 8085, and Z-80 Programming, Interfacing, and Troubleshooting, Third Edition, is written to provide readers with a solid foundation in microcomputer technology. It uses a three-microprocessor, hands-on approach to take the reader through the steps of actually building a microcomputer. In so doing, it allows the reader to develop a thorough understanding of a microcomputer system's hardware components and the role of the software to control that hardware.
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March
Biology: Today and Tomorrow with Physiology - Cecie Starr, Lisa Starr, Christine A. EversThe Starr, Evers, Starr author team is the most successful in non-major biology primarily because of the team's clear and engaging writing style, trend-setting art, and unparalleled media. BIOLOGY TODAY AND TOMORROW WITH PHYSIOLOGY, Third Edition, the team's most concise text, provides the perfect balance between educating students on the most compelling issues that instructors desire to convey with the critical-thinking skills needed to become responsible citizens of the world.
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March
Spikes, Decisions, And Actions: The Dynamical Foundations Of Neuroscience - Hugh R. WilsonThe nervous system of higher animals is both very complex and very nonlinear. Nervous systems are constantly making decisions between alternative actions, and switching gears among dynamical modes. This book is an exploration of the mathematical principles by which brains generate neural spikes, make decisions, store memories, and control actions. Assuming only a basic knowledge of mathematics, and including problem sets and simulations on disk, Spikes, Decisions, and Actions is an ideal text for courses in neuronal modelling in particular, and mathematical modelling in biology generally.
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March
The Prince and Other Writings - Niccolò Machiavelli, Wayne A. RebhornThe Prince and Other Writings, by Niccolo Machiavelli, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics: All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to
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March
Communicating in Professional Contexts: Skills, Ethics, and Technologies (with CD-ROM, Speechbuilder Express , and Infotrac) [With CDROM and Infotrac] - H.L. Goodall Jr.What communication skills do you need it today's global economy with its new technology and increasingly diverse workforce? COMMUNICATING IN PROFESSIONAL CONTEXTS: SKILLS, ETHICS, AND TECHNOLOGIES (WITH CD-ROM, SPEECHBUILDER EXPRESS, AND INFOTRAC) reflects the rapid changes occurring in professional communication today. Written in an engaging narrative style, this text works with the CD-ROM and web technology to help you build the skills you need, while provideing you a strong theoretical foundation of organizational communication.
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March
Scotland: History of a Nation - David Ross?Scotland has always done things its own way, and that is what akes the country's history so interesting. More than four thousand years ago, its Stone Age inhabitants were among the most advanced builders of Europe. About two thousand years ago, the Romans decided it was wiser to build a wall than attempt conquest. A thousand years ago, Scotland was one of the first medieval European kingdoms to emerge as a political unity from the Dark Ages. The decendants of those first Scots still inhabit the country. This original and immensely readable history charts the long, painful, sometimes tragic, often