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June
Moral Compass: Stories for a Life's Journey - William J. BennettFeaturing performances by: William Bennett, Elayne Bennett, Stephen Collins, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Megan Gallagher, Charlton Heston, Simon Jones, Rita Moreno, Tonya Pinkins, Richard Thomas, and Betty White. More than two million readers and listeners have used William Bennett's "The Book of Virtues" to help their families learn the essential traits of good character. Now his inspiring and instructive volume, "The Moral Compass, " offers more examples of good and bad, right and wrong, in great works from literature and in exemplary stories from history. Organized by the stages along life's journey,
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June
Ancestral Lines: The Maisin of Papua New Guinea and the Fate of the Rainforest - John BarkerMore than a century of interaction with colonial and global agencies and forces have brought many changes to the lives of the Maisin people who live on the northeastern coast of Papua New Guinea. Yet ancestral traditions continue to strongly inform their way of life. Their beautifully designed tapa cloth, made from the pounded inner bark of the paper mulberry tree, most vividly connects the past with the present. Using the various stages of tapa cloth production to frame a broader discussion of changes and continuities in Maisin culture (economic pursuit, social arrangements, gender relations,
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June
Data Structures Outside in with Java - Sesh VenugopalThis innovative new book encourages readers to utilize the "Outside-In" approach to learning the use, design and implementation of data structures. The author introduces every data structure by first narrating its properties and use in applications (the "outside" view). This provides a clear introduction to data structures with realistic context where it is used. Venugopal then details how to build data structures (the "inside" view); readers learn how to evaluate usability, flexibility, extensibility, and performance in designing and implementing classic data structures.