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April
Ceremony - Leslie Marmon SilkoTayo, a young Native American, has been a prisoner of the Japanese during World War II, and the horrors of captivity have almost eroded his will to survive. His return to the Laguna Pueblo reservation only increases his feeling of estrangement and alienation. While other returning soldiers find easy refuge in alcohol and senseless violence, Tayo searches for another kind of comfort and resolution.Tayo's quest leads him back to the Indian past and its traditions, to beliefs about witchcraft and evil, and to the ancient stories of his people. The search itself becomes a ritual, a curative ceremny
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April
Ohio: Geography, History, Government - Carl H. RobertsBasically a history of Ohio, but with material on the state's government, culture, and famous people.
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April
CG 101: A Computer Graphics Industry Reference - Terrence MassonA guide for computer graphics users. This book includes tips and tricks, demo reel guidelines and CG job descriptions to help those looking to get into the business. It contains hundreds of software tool descriptions which have contact information, including Web addresses and phone numbers for easy reference.
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April
In Other Rooms, Other Wonders - Daniyal MueenuddinIn the spirit of Joyce's Dubliners and Turgenev's A Sportsman's Sketches, Daniyal Mueenuddin's collection of linked stories illuminates a place and a people through an examination of the entwined lives of landowners and their retainers on the Gurmani family farm in the countryside outside of Lahore, Pakistan. An aging feudal landlord's household staff, the villagers who depend on his favor, and a network of relations near and far who have sought their fortune in the cities confront the advantages and constraints of station, the dissolution of old ways, and the shock of change. Mueenuddin bares -
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April
Chemical Engineering Design: Si Edition - R.K. Sinnott, Gavin TowlerChemical Engineering Design is one of the best-known and most widely adopted texts available for students of chemical engineering. It completely covers the standard chemical engineering final year design course, and is widely used as a graduate text. The hallmarks of this renowned book have always been its scope, practical emphasis and closeness to the curriculum. That it is written by practicing chemical engineers makes it particularly popular with students who appreciate its relevance and clarity. Building on this position of strength the fifth edition covers the latest aspects of process
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April
Rabbit and Rodent Dentistry Handbook - Vittorio CapelloDental disease has long been recognized to have serious negative impact on the health of canine and feline patients. Exotic pet veterinarians are now recognizing the importance of dentistry in their patients as well. The "Rabbit and Rodent Dentistry Handbook" is the first and only comprehensive text on rabbit and rodent dentistry, and is an invaluable reference for veterinarians with a commitment to oral care for all common species. This manual shows how to identify and treat the most common dental disorders in rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, rats, prairie dogs, hamsters and other rodents.
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April
How We Live and Why We Die: The Secret Lives of Cells - Lewis WolpertBiologist Lewis Wolpert eloquently narrates the basics of human life through the lens of its smallest component—the cell. Everything about our existence—movement and memory, imagination and reproduction, birth and, ultimately, death—is governed by our cells. They are the basis of all life in the universe, from the tiniest bacteria to the most complex animals. In the tradition of the classic Lives of a Cell, but with the benefit of the latest research, internationally acclaimed embryologist Lewis Wolpert demonstrates how human life derives from a single cell and then grows into a body, an
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April
Data Visualization: Principles and Practice - Alexandru C. TeleaThe goal of data visualization is to use images to improve our understanding of a dataset, drawing on techniques from mathematics, computer science, cognitive and perception science, and physics. This book focuses on those techniques and methods that have a broad applicability in visualization applications.
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April
Java Network Programming - Elliotte Rusty HaroldThe network is the soul of Java. Most of what is new and exciting about Java centers around the potential for new kinds of dynamic networked applications. Java Network Programming describes the java.net package, which contains classes for communications and working with networked resources. It is a complete introduction to developing network programs (both applets and applications) using Java, covering everything from networking fundamentals to remote method invocation (RMI). Whether you're an experienced network programmer, or just want to see what's possible, you'll find Java Network Programming
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April
Vernacular Eloquence: What Speech Can Bring to Writing - Peter ElbowA writing guide for the twenty-first century, Vernacular Eloquence explores how the variety of ways the spoken word can enhance the written word, drawing on examples from blogs, email, and other recent trends.