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Research on procrastination has grown exponentially in recent years. Studies have revealed that procrastination is an issue of self-regulation failure, and specifically misregulation of emotional...
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How do movies evoke and express ethical ideas? What role does our emotional involvement play in this process? What makes the aesthetic power of cinema ethically significant? This book addresses these...
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The Handbook of Moral Development is the definitive source of theory and research on the development of morality. Since the publication of the first edition, ground-breaking approaches to studying...
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The world gets more complex every day -- and you have to cope with that complexity in every part of your life, personal and professional. This book gives you the practical critical thinking skills...
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Reflects the significant issues and the current state of American religious history. It outlines the numerous philosophers, personalities, social issues, and cultural histories of religious practices...
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Praise for the previous edition: ..".informative ... a useful addition to high school and college libraries."--American Reference Books Annual.
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Most works on moral psychology consider morality an unalloyed good. Drawing primarily on social-psychological theory and research, this book looks at morality as a problem. The problem is that we...
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This volume brings together essays written at the cutting edge of an emerging sub-field of environmental philosophy, relating to the nature and role of hope.
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Possessors and Possessed analyzes how and why museums-characteristically Western institutions-emerged in the late-nineteenth-century Ottoman Empire. Shaw argues that, rather than directly emulating...

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This text presents an authoritative and up-to-date overview of research and theory concerning a child's social development from pre-school age to the onset of adolescence. It presents the most up-to-...
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The first volume to introduce the techniques and methods of reading digital material for research. Digital Humanities has become one of the new domains of academe at the interface of technological...
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"Maurice I lamington has constructed a dynamic. historically informed theoretical framework to explore the relationship between feminism and hospitality. Its relevance to social issues. from houses...
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In this text the author discusses the history of ceramics and print and then concentrates on the techniques used by contemporary ceramacists.
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"This book reveals René Magritte's relationship with the American continent -- from a troubled beginning in 1936 to his steadily growing success, culminating in the exhibition at MoMA in 1965. The...
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"Revolution and Rebellion in Mexican Film examines Mexican films of political conflict from the early studio Revolutionary films of the 1930-50s up to the campaigning Zapatista films of the 2000s....
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"An iconic figure in twentieth-century cinema, Sergei M. Eisenstein directed landmark films such as Battleship Potemkin and Ivan the Terrible and authored a vast body of theoretical texts. This is...
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Though the ordination of women has been hotly debated in a number of churches (and in particular in the world-wide Anglican Communion) there has been a strange silence on the subject from academic...
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The issue of how to represent God is a concern both ancient and contemporary. In this wide-ranging and authoritative study, renowned biblical scholar Mark Smith investigates the symbols, meanings,...
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"This book tells the story of Italian designer and architect Ettore Sottsass (1917-2007), not just revealing the anecdotes and inspirations behind many of his most famous pieces but also detailing...
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"A Bollywood blockbuster when it was released in 1977, Amar Akbar Anthony has become a classic of Hindi cinema and a touchstone of Indian popular culture. Delighting audiences with its songs and...
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"A new approach to writing culture has arrived: multispecies ethnography. Plants, animals, fungi, and microbes appear alongside humans in this singular book about natural and cultural history....
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Louise Fili has been an inspiration for designers around the world since the 1980s, when she raised the bar on book cover design, creating close to two thousand jackets as art director for Pantheon...
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Presents a collection of familiar and never-before-seen art from the motion picture Snow White and the seven dwarfs.
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Adrian Howells (1962 2014) was one of the world s leading figures in the field of one-to-one performance practice the act of staging an event for one audience participant at a time. Developed over...
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"CERAMIX uses more than 250 artworks to tell the story of the ceramic arts spanning the start of the last century to present day, with plenty of attention for the postwar production of artistic...
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"Prior to 1967 fewer than a dozen museum exhibitions had featured the work of African American artists. And by the time the civil rights movement reached the American art museum, it had already...
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James Turrell's first exhibition in a New York museum since 1980 focuses on the artist's groundbreaking explorations of perception, light, color, and space, with a special focus on the role of site...

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In the vein of "Stiff, Nickel and Dimed, and "Fast Food Nation, GARBAGE LAND takes us behind the scenes and into the corners of our own lives, revealing the fantastic truth behind what we've taken...
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Fund Custody and Administration provides an overall perspective of investment funds without limiting its analysis to specific fund structures, as other books do.ïŽSince governance and oversight of...
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Up and Running with AutoCAD 2017: 2D and 3D Drawing and Modeling presents Gindis' combination of step-by-step instruction, examples, and insightful explanations. The emphasis from the beginning is on...
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No matter where you are on the organizational ladder, the odds are high that you've delivered a high-stakes presentation to your peers, your boss, your customers, or the general public. Presentation...
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Computational Finance Using C and C#: Derivatives and Valuation, Second Edition provides derivatives pricing information for equity derivatives, interest rate derivatives, foreign exchange...
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Handbook of Frontier Markets: The European and African Evidence provides novel insights from academic perspectives about the behavior of investors and prices in several frontier markets. It explores...

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Most business books give you the same old advice: Write a business plan, study the competition, seek investors, yadda yadda. If you're looking for a book like that, put this one back on the shelf....
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"How the largest man-made constellation in the heavens was built by dreamers in the Arizona Desert, targeted for destruction by panicked executives, and saved by a single Palm Beach retiree who...
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As large agencies have struggled to adapt to the digital age, they have come to rely on these freelancers and specialists. Increased marketing fragmentation and brand's need for specialists means...

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Sold into slavery in 1683 Boston and renamed Thankful Seagraves, a Latina woman is raped until giving birth to a daughter, who is turned against her by her master's wife, before Thankful is swept up...
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This text examines the information reported by the media regarding the interaction between the Black Panther Party and government agents in the Bay Area of California (1967-1973).
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Celebrity journalist Sydney Zamora wants a man badly so Sydney's sister ambushes her with the services of Mitzi Berman, $40,000 a shot Manhattan matchmaker extraordinaire. Mitzi has her eyes on Max...
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Inara Erickson's discovery of an elaborately stitched piece of fabric in her deceased aunt's island estate leads her to the century-old story of Mei Lien, and a difficult truth about her about her...
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"Who is coming into the United States illegally and why? What compels people to leave their country of origin? Is the United States responsible for taking care of the more than 11 million individuals...
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"Using an anti-deficit approach, Black Men in the Academy explores narratives of resiliency, success, and achievement for black men in the academy. This book is an important text for scholars...

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Discorsi e dimostrazioni matematiche.
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To date textbooks on viruses infecting fish, crustaceans and molluscs, the three main aquatic animal farmed groups,ïŽ have been on the whole "diseases-centricïŽ and individual viral diseases...
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Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) Power Systems: Technologies and Applications provides a systematic and detailed description of organic Rankine cycle technologies and the way they are increasingly of...
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Recent Developments in Polymer Macro, Micro and Nano Blends: Preparation and Characterisation discusses the various types of techniques that are currently used for the characterization of polymer-...
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Possessors and Possessed analyzes how and why museums-characteristically Western institutions-emerged in the late-nineteenth-century Ottoman Empire. Shaw argues that, rather than directly emulating...
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This volume tells the story of the South Americans and their history through a survey of their food culture. Food in the various countries differs in some ways because of cultural heritage, cooking...
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Southeast Asian cuisines, such as Thai, have become quite popular in the United States even though immigrant numbers are low. The food is appealing because it is tasty, attractive, and generally...
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The state of Yucatan has its own distinct culinary tradition, and local people are constantly thinking and talking about food. They use it as a vehicle for social relations but also to distinguish...
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Tracing the historical trajectory of the pocho (Latinos who are influenced by Anglo culture) in pop culture, Medina shows how the trope of pocho/pocha/poch@, which traditionally signified the...

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In this three volume set a team of 50 scholars assess the historical, social, cultural, political and administrative issues behind the school standards debate in America and offer suggestions for...
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This comprehensive and exhaustive reference work on the subject of education from the primary grades through higher education combines educational theory with practice, making it a unique...

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"So why do we continue to administer this modern cod liver oil-or even demand a larger dose? Kohn's incisive analysis reveals how a set of misconceptions about learning and a misguided focus on...
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"Violence in schools has more potential to involve large numbers of students, produce injuries, disrupt instructional time, and cause property damage than any other form of youth violence. Burning...
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"Using an anti-deficit approach, Black Men in the Academy explores narratives of resiliency, success, and achievement for black men in the academy. This book is an important text for scholars...
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Throughout US history, education policies, practices and politics have been described and tested to yield empirical data, often with little attempt to place findings in a larger theoretical...
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"Learning in womanist ways explores the benefits of lifelong learning for black Caribbean women who came to Britain in the 1950s and 1960s. The book features interviews of these women about their...

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Schools are facing increasing numbers of homeless students and school social workers and other related professionals are often at the front line of addressing the negative impact homelessness brings...
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Research on gender, sex, and crime today remains focused on topics that have been a mainstay of the field for several decades, but it has also recently expanded to include studies from a variety of...

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The third edition Counselling Skills for Dieticians has been fully revised and updated to reflect the recent developments, research and interests in the field. It explores the skills required for...
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To date textbooks on viruses infecting fish, crustaceans and molluscs, the three main aquatic animal farmed groups,ïŽ have been on the whole "diseases-centricïŽ and individual viral diseases...
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Medical Biosensors for Point of Care (POC) Applications discusses advances in this important and emerging field which has the potential to transform patient diagnosis and care. Part 1 covers the...
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Gene-Environment Interactions in Psychiatry: Nature, Nurture, Neuroscience begins with the basic aspects of gene-environment studies, such as basic genetics, principles of animals modeling, and the...
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e-Health Systems: Theory, Advances and Technical Applications offers a global vision of all the parties involved with e-health system deployment and its operation process, presenting the state of the...
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Following in the steps of the bestselling Sleep Medicine Pearls, this practical resource provides authoritative guidance on the evaluation and management of common pediatric sleep medicine problems...
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Drs. Cohen, Powderly and Opal, three of the most-respected names in infectious disease medicine, lead a diverse team of international contributors to bring you the latest knowledge and best practices...
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Conquering RAS: From Biology to Cancer Therapy provides introductory knowledge on how modern RAS biology is taking shape in light of newer technological development. Each chapter is written in a...
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"Nurses make up the largest segment of the health care profession, with 3 million registered nurses in the United States. Nurses work in a wide variety of settings, including hospitals, public health...
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Making and maintaining lasting changes in nutrition and fitness is not easy for anyone. Yet the communication style of a health professional can make a huge difference. This book presents the proven...

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"Why and how did ADHD become the most commonly diagnosed mental disorder among children and adolescents, as well as one of the most controversial? Stimulant medication had been used to treat...
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A revealing glimpse inside the burgeoning business of cosmetic enhancement explores the frauds, follies, and fanaticism that exemplify American society's pursuit of youth and beauty by any means...
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The personal story of a manic depressive and authority on the subject describes the onset of the illness during her teenage years, and her determined journey through the range of available treatments.
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Since the Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator competency was first established in June 2012, over 350 applicants from 13 countries have applied to become a CHSE, and nearly two thirds of them...
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The "gold standard" for evaluation and testing in nursing education, this revision helps educators measure and evaluate the level of learning that their students have achieved and presents...
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Maintains that the current Medicare payment structure favors aggressive care that can negatively impact quality of life over palliative and home care which often yields better results, and argues for...

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"This book is the first to examine oil constraints and tourism, and addresses one of the key challenges for the tourism industry in the future. It provides an estimate of how much oil tourism...
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"Working on your Master Thesis or Ph.D. Dissertation, have you ever felt the limits of your methodological toolbox when it comes to grasping the complexity or messiness that emerges when you begin...
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"Produced in partnership with the National Geographic Society, this remarkable book helps you master the basic tenets of world geography while exploring established and emerging tourist destinations...
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An international range of outstanding new cases focused on sustainable tourism management and development, including award winners and finalists from the WTTC Tourism for Tourism Awards they are...
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"This book will be aimed primarily at researchers in the field of meteorology and climatology looking for a reference to extreme weather in the UK."--Provided by publisher.
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"In this book, the author describes in simple, non-technical terms the adventures he has experienced during his work as an earth scientist in some of the remote parts of the arid and semi-arid world...

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English in the World: History, Diversity, Change examines the English language as it has developed through history and is used across the globe today. The first half of the book outlines the history...
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From the jaded, wired teenagers of M.T. Anderson'sFeedto the spirited young rebels of Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games trilogy, the protagonists of Young Adult dystopias are introducing a new...
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In the twenty-first century, promotion is everywhere and everything has become promotable: everyday goods and organizations, people and ideas, cultures and futures. This engaging book looks at the...

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Celebrity journalist Sydney Zamora wants a man badly so Sydney's sister ambushes her with the services of Mitzi Berman, $40,000 a shot Manhattan matchmaker extraordinaire. Mitzi has her eyes on Max...
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"Presenting the original screenplay by Daniel Clowes for the film Art School Confidential as directed by Terry Zwigoff with added bonus section featuring sixteen pages of behind-the-scenes artwork,...
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Inara Erickson's discovery of an elaborately stitched piece of fabric in her deceased aunt's island estate leads her to the century-old story of Mei Lien, and a difficult truth about her about her...
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Sold into slavery in 1683 Boston and renamed Thankful Seagraves, a Latina woman is raped until giving birth to a daughter, who is turned against her by her master's wife, before Thankful is swept up...
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This provocative novel of three men--each with a physical deficit--is a story of almost overpowering sensuality about people who have been denied sensual experience. As their paths converge, they...
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Rhyming text asks if the reader can move like a variety of animals. Striped acetate overlays on board pages give illustrations the illusion of movement.

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Discover Digital Libraries: Theory and Practice is an ideal reference during a time when the emergence of digital libraries has provided users with an unprecedented opportunity for wider and easier...

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"The deeply reported story of two supremely ambitious figures, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton--archrivals who became partners for a time, trailblazers who share a common sense of their historic...
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"An unprecedented behind-the-scenes tour of New York City's dynamic food culture, as told through the voices of the chefs, line cooks, restaurateurs, waiters, and street vendors who have made this...
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Provides a concise introduction to and overview of the centuries in Europe between the Renaissance and the French Revolution. Features include: surveys of key topics written by an international team...
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This synthesis of Europe's Renaissance and Reformation periods thematically traces the transition from the medieval to the modern. The major themes of the book include technological breakthroughs and...
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An electrifying story of the sensational murder trial that divided a city and ignited the civil rights struggle In 1925, Detroit was a smoky swirl of jazz and speakeasies, assembly lines and...
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This text presents an authoritative and up-to-date overview of research and theory concerning a child's social development from pre-school age to the onset of adolescence. It presents the most up-to-...
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This brief responds to the criticism that mainstream economics is currently facing due to its heavy reliance on models and narrow range of quantitative research techniques. It takes a broader view,...
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"Why and how did ADHD become the most commonly diagnosed mental disorder among children and adolescents, as well as one of the most controversial? Stimulant medication had been used to treat...
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"Our everyday lives are filled with a massive flow of information that we must interpret in order to understand the world we live in. Considering this complex variety of data floating around us,...
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An international range of outstanding new cases focused on sustainable tourism management and development, including award winners and finalists from the WTTC Tourism for Tourism Awards they are...
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When British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain returned from his Munich meetings with Adolf Hitler in September 1938, he proclaimed that he held in his hands a document guaranteeing "peace in our...
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Most business books give you the same old advice: Write a business plan, study the competition, seek investors, yadda yadda. If you're looking for a book like that, put this one back on the shelf....
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Chronicles the story of a small band of Spanish explorers who became separated from their ships in Florida and began a trek across the continent during the early sixteenth century.
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"Violence in schools has more potential to involve large numbers of students, produce injuries, disrupt instructional time, and cause property damage than any other form of youth violence. Burning...
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"As the British, French and Spanish Atlantic empires were torn apart in the Age of Revolution, Portugal steadily pursued reforms to tie its American, African and European territories more closely...
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"Using an anti-deficit approach, Black Men in the Academy explores narratives of resiliency, success, and achievement for black men in the academy. This book is an important text for scholars...
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"This book brings a fresh perspective on what may be the largest massacre in modern Latin American history. Many new additions are included, such as data from half a dozen field trips, discussions of...
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"Maurice I lamington has constructed a dynamic. historically informed theoretical framework to explore the relationship between feminism and hospitality. Its relevance to social issues. from houses...
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"This book is the first to examine oil constraints and tourism, and addresses one of the key challenges for the tourism industry in the future. It provides an estimate of how much oil tourism...
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"Working on your Master Thesis or Ph.D. Dissertation, have you ever felt the limits of your methodological toolbox when it comes to grasping the complexity or messiness that emerges when you begin...
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"This exciting book reveals for the first time the wealth and complexities of the knowledge, connections and creativity that young children use in the process of becoming biliterate. The stories of...
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Brokers, Voters, and Clientelism addresses major questions in distributive politics. Why is it acceptable for parties to try to win elections by promising to make certain groups of people better off...
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Adrian Howells (1962 2014) was one of the world s leading figures in the field of one-to-one performance practice the act of staging an event for one audience participant at a time. Developed over...
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For nearly forty years, Washington and much of the American public have held up "disclosure" and "campaign finance laws" as ideals, and the path to cleaner and freer elections. This narrative will...
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"Who invented beds? When did we start cleaning our teeth? How old are wine and beer? Which came first: the toilet seat or toilet paper? What was the first clock? Every day, from the moment our alarm...
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"Canada's Native people have inhabited this land since the Ice Age and were already accomplished traders, artisans, farmers and marine hunters when Europeans first reached their shores. Contact...
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"CERAMIX uses more than 250 artworks to tell the story of the ceramic arts spanning the start of the last century to present day, with plenty of attention for the postwar production of artistic...
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"This book reveals René Magritte's relationship with the American continent -- from a troubled beginning in 1936 to his steadily growing success, culminating in the exhibition at MoMA in 1965. The...
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Though the ordination of women has been hotly debated in a number of churches (and in particular in the world-wide Anglican Communion) there has been a strange silence on the subject from academic...
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"When philosopher Adam Smith proclaimed that our actions are motivated by self-interest, he used the example of the baker and the butcher to lay the foundations for his "Economic man." He argued that...
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"In this compelling new study, Louise Edwards explores the lives of some of China's most famous women warriors and wartime spies through history. Focusing on key figures including Hua Mulan, Zheng...
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The issue of how to represent God is a concern both ancient and contemporary. In this wide-ranging and authoritative study, renowned biblical scholar Mark Smith investigates the symbols, meanings,...
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"The Physics of Life illuminates the meaning of evolution in its broadest scientific sense and empowers the reader with a new view of the intertwined movement of all life -- evolution is more than...
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"U.S./China Relations examines the National Forensic League's 2016/2017 Policy Debate resolution: "The United States federal government should substantially increase its economic and/or diplomatic...
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"A Cultural History of the Atlantic World, 1250-1820 explores the idea that strong linkages exist in the histories of Africa, Europe and North and South America. John K. Thornton provides a...
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"The research presented in this volume demonstrates that it is no longer reasonable to ask whether synesthesia is real - we must now ask how we can account for it from cognitive, neurobiological,...
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"Who is coming into the United States illegally and why? What compels people to leave their country of origin? Is the United States responsible for taking care of the more than 11 million individuals...
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"Building on the intellectual and political momentum that established the Critical Ethnic Studies Association, this Reader inaugurates a radical response to the appropriations of liberal...
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As large agencies have struggled to adapt to the digital age, they have come to rely on these freelancers and specialists. Increased marketing fragmentation and brand's need for specialists means...
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This path-breaking book explores how solidarity towards vulnerable others is performed in our media environment. It argues that stories where famine is described through our own experience of dieting...
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"This book guides readers in learning how to design the most common 2D and 3D mechanical systems, able to perform in a pre-determined manner. Using the commercial mathematical software package MATLAB...
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A look at the deeper meaning behind our food choices: from the prioritization of convenience over health to the ways food at work affects our happiness; from the American obsession with "having it...
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"A new approach to writing culture has arrived: multispecies ethnography. Plants, animals, fungi, and microbes appear alongside humans in this singular book about natural and cultural history....
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Louise Fili has been an inspiration for designers around the world since the 1980s, when she raised the bar on book cover design, creating close to two thousand jackets as art director for Pantheon...
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Presents a collection of familiar and never-before-seen art from the motion picture Snow White and the seven dwarfs.
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"This book tells the story of Italian designer and architect Ettore Sottsass (1917-2007), not just revealing the anecdotes and inspirations behind many of his most famous pieces but also detailing...
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"A Bollywood blockbuster when it was released in 1977, Amar Akbar Anthony has become a classic of Hindi cinema and a touchstone of Indian popular culture. Delighting audiences with its songs and...
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"This book explores why some members of Congress are more effective than others at navigating the legislative process and what this means for how Congress is organized and what policies it produces....
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"This big picture history of atmospheric research examines the first six decades of the twentieth century, from the dawn of applied fluid dynamics to the emergence, by 1960, of the interdisciplinary...
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"Revolution and Rebellion in Mexican Film examines Mexican films of political conflict from the early studio Revolutionary films of the 1930-50s up to the campaigning Zapatista films of the 2000s....
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"For fifty-five years U.S.-Cuban relations were couched in terms of the Cold War, often pitting Cubans in the diaspora against Cubans who remained in their homeland. This collection of Cuban and...
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Whether you are a graduate student seeking to publish your first article, a new Ph. D. revising your dissertation for publication, or an experienced author working on a new monograph, textbook, or...
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The first volume to introduce the techniques and methods of reading digital material for research. Digital Humanities has become one of the new domains of academe at the interface of technological...
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"This is a definitive history of the American army's role and performance during the First World War. Drawing from a rich pool of archival sources, David Woodward sheds new light on key themes such...
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The British Empire, the largest empire in history, was fundamentally a maritime one. Britain's imperial power was inextricably tied to the strength of the Royal Navy the ability to protect and extend...
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"Spanish conquistadors arrived in Central America 150 years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock. This is the story of how Spanish explorers, soldiers and men of the church pushed north from...
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"An iconic figure in twentieth-century cinema, Sergei M. Eisenstein directed landmark films such as Battleship Potemkin and Ivan the Terrible and authored a vast body of theoretical texts. This is...
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"Earth-Shattering Events seeks to understand exactly how humans and earthquakes have interacted, not only in the short term but also in the long perspective of history. In some cases, physical...
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"As fears of human extinction escalated during the ecological movement of the 1970s, dinosaurs communicated their metaphorical message of extinction, urging us from our destructive path. Using an...
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"The Nart sagas are to the Caucasus what Greek mythology is to Western civilization. Tales of the Narts presents a wide selection of fascinating tales preserved as a living tradition among the...
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"A major new biography of one of Americas most storied military figures. General Sherman's 1864 burning of Atlanta solidified his legacy as a ruthless leader. Yet Sherman proved far more complex than...
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"Created in 1964 as part of the Mississippi Freedom Summer, the Mississippi Freedom Schools were launched by educators and activists to provide an alternative education for African American students...
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"How the largest man-made constellation in the heavens was built by dreamers in the Arizona Desert, targeted for destruction by panicked executives, and saved by a single Palm Beach retiree who...
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"Katrina Jagodinsky's enlightening history is the first to focus on indigenous women of the Southwest and Pacific Northwest and the ways they dealt with the challenges posed by the existing legal...
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Maintains that the current Medicare payment structure favors aggressive care that can negatively impact quality of life over palliative and home care which often yields better results, and argues for...
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After reviewing the linear regression model and introducing maximum likelihood estimation, Long extends the binary logit and probit models, presents multinomial and conditioned logit models and...
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Throughout US history, education policies, practices and politics have been described and tested to yield empirical data, often with little attempt to place findings in a larger theoretical...
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"Using a mixture of eye-catching graphics, humor, and good old science, Ben Gilliland, creator of the Metro's popular MetroCosm column, shows us how the cosmos came to be, unraveling the complex...
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A survey of the historical contributions of Eadweard Muybridge documents his role in filmmaking technology and as a war photographer before standing trial for the murder of his wife's lover.
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"This breathtaking photographic tour of the universe features more than 180 exquisite, cutting-edge images, as well as a foreword by award-winning physicist Stephen Hawking. The photos, taken by the...
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A history of Buddhism's journey and entry into the western world explores such topics as the early exchanges between the classical Greeks and the Buddhists of India, the influence of Buddhism on...
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"So why do we continue to administer this modern cod liver oil-or even demand a larger dose? Kohn's incisive analysis reveals how a set of misconceptions about learning and a misguided focus on...
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A revealing glimpse inside the burgeoning business of cosmetic enhancement explores the frauds, follies, and fanaticism that exemplify American society's pursuit of youth and beauty by any means...
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"Cultural historian Ehrenreich explores a human impulse that has been so effectively suppressed that we lack even a term for it: the desire for collective joy, historically expressed in ecstatic...
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Offers an analysis of the clash between capitalism and democracy to create a system that has enlarged the economic pie while making democracy less effective, detailing inequities of income and wealth...
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The personal story of a manic depressive and authority on the subject describes the onset of the illness during her teenage years, and her determined journey through the range of available treatments.
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Fifteen interrelated stories explore different aspects of love, such as a dying father's determination to help start a family business--a beauty salon--and the relationship of two teens who plan to...
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Sold into slavery in 1683 Boston and renamed Thankful Seagraves, a Latina woman is raped until giving birth to a daughter, who is turned against her by her master's wife, before Thankful is swept up...
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This provocative novel of three men--each with a physical deficit--is a story of almost overpowering sensuality about people who have been denied sensual experience. As their paths converge, they...
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Rhyming text asks if the reader can move like a variety of animals. Striped acetate overlays on board pages give illustrations the illusion of movement.
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This text examines the information reported by the media regarding the interaction between the Black Panther Party and government agents in the Bay Area of California (1967-1973).
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Celebrity journalist Sydney Zamora wants a man badly so Sydney's sister ambushes her with the services of Mitzi Berman, $40,000 a shot Manhattan matchmaker extraordinaire. Mitzi has her eyes on Max...
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"Just as natural pearls grow from grains of sand that irritate oysters, programming pearls have grown from real problems that have irritated real programmers. With origins beyond solid engineering,...
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"Presenting the original screenplay by Daniel Clowes for the film Art School Confidential as directed by Terry Zwigoff with added bonus section featuring sixteen pages of behind-the-scenes artwork,...
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A retelling of a traditional West African tale that reveals how the mosquito developed its annoying habit. A mosquito annoyed the iguana, who frightened the python, who scared the rabbit ... and now...
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When Adam meets Robyn at a support group for kids coping with obsessive-compulsive disorder, he is drawn to her almost before he can take a breath. He's determined to protect and defend her -- to...
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"One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one--homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most...
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Inara Erickson's discovery of an elaborately stitched piece of fabric in her deceased aunt's island estate leads her to the century-old story of Mei Lien, and a difficult truth about her about her...
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The world has never seen economic development as rapid or significant as Asia's during recent decades. Home to three-fifths of humanity, this restless continent will soon produce more than half of...
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Built in 1707, the Old Summer Palace (Yuan Ming Yuan) is a masterpiece integrating the classic garden-building arts of China. It is reputed as the "Garden of all Gardens," due to its rich and...
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A collection of primary sources drawn from medieval and sixteenth-century texts.
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"The title of this book, and perhaps also of the course for which you are reading it, is Early Modern Europe. The dates in the title inform you about the chronological span covered (1450-1789), but...
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Combining seamless synthesis of original material with updated scholarship, The European Reformations 2nd edition, provides the most comprehensive and engaging textbook available on the origins and...
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"In this updated edition of his account, Charles Nauert charts the rise of humanism as the distinctive culture of the social, political, and intellectual elites in Renaissance Europe. He traces...
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Relates the experiences of an African prince who was kidnapped into slavery in 1755 and followed his various masters from the Americas to Europe and through the Caribbean.
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Like every era, the Renaissance brims with stories. In this book, Robert Davis and Beth Lindsmith highlight dozens of notable lives from between 1400 and 1600.
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Publisher's description: Following the abolition of slavery in New England, white citizens seemed to forget that it had ever existed there. Drawing on a wide array of primary sources--from...
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"Robert Kaiser's photographs and Levi Romero's poems find grace in tragedy, elegance in seediness, pride in despair, and moments of joy along the border between the U.S. and Mexico. Spencer Herrera...
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This volume covers the gamut of inter-ethnic experiences throughout the Portuguese-speaking world, from the 16th century to the present day, integrating history, sociology, social psychology,...
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Jellyfish are mysterious creatures, luminously beautiful with remarkably varied life cycles. These ancient animals are found in every ocean at every depth, and have lived on Earth for at least 500...
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"Theres a battle being fought. Its raging on the sports fields, in the newsrooms and behind the scenes at every major broadcaster. Women in sport are fighting for equality with more vigor than ever,...
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Americans today are frustrated and anxious. Our economy is sluggish, and leaves workers insecure. Income inequality, cultural divisions, and political polarization increasingly pull us apart. Our...
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"Prior to 1967 fewer than a dozen museum exhibitions had featured the work of African American artists. And by the time the civil rights movement reached the American art museum, it had already...
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James Turrell's first exhibition in a New York museum since 1980 focuses on the artist's groundbreaking explorations of perception, light, color, and space, with a special focus on the role of site...
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"Learning in womanist ways explores the benefits of lifelong learning for black Caribbean women who came to Britain in the 1950s and 1960s. The book features interviews of these women about their...

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"Who is coming into the United States illegally and why? What compels people to leave their country of origin? Is the United States responsible for taking care of the more than 11 million individuals...
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Packed with thousands of beautifully detailed and stunningly accurate illustrations, the Firefly Definitions Visual Dictionary is the ultimate guide to describing the world in which we live. Many of...
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The Oxford Illustrated Shakespeare Dictionary is the first of its kind, a brand new illustrated alphabetical dictionary of all the words and meanings students of Shakespeare need to know. Every word...
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Illustrates hundreds of the most common code requirements, violations, and installation concerns, providing the critical information needed to install or modify HVAC equipment successfully.
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Successfully prepares candidates for state required licensing exams by presenting plumbing codes, math concepts, and theory in a seminar format.
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"Family caregiving expert David Levy sets forth how to evaluate priorities, understand options, and face bedrock issues (legal, financial, emotional, social), so caregivers can make wise and informed...
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"How is water scarcity becoming a serious problem worldwide--including in the United States? This book provides a broad overview of water, sanitation, and hygiene problems faced by both developing...
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"Historical Dictionary of American Theater: Beginnings covers the history of theater as well as the literature of America from 1538 to 1880. The years covered by this volume features the rise of the...
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"How many times have you read the caption next to a work of art in a gallery, or a review of a contemporary art exhibition in a magazine and found yourself none the wiser? For many, the language in...
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"This volume provides valuable information compiled by the U.S. Department of Justice, including its subsidiaries, the Bureau of Justice Statistics and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Justice...
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Profiles over four hundred animals from around the world, discussing their habitat, physical characteristics, and challenges they face. -- Source other than Library of Congress.
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For decades, nationally renowned Immigration Attorney Allan Wernick has been assisting individuals and families navigate the legal immigration maze to obtain legal residence and naturalized citizen...
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This four-volume set presents, with more than 2,000 images, the careers of 320 women artists working in California over the course of a century. Their work encompasses a broad range of styles-from...
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Educators Resource Directory is designed to provide educators, administrators, and other education professionals with immediate access to a unique combination of educational resources, along with...
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Presents information about the benefits programs provided by the Social Security Administration.
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"The interaction of words and images and the visual communication of ideas are an essential part of our daily lives. Created to inform, identify and promote, graphic design is at the heart of...

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Discorsi e dimostrazioni matematiche.
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Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) Power Systems: Technologies and Applications provides a systematic and detailed description of organic Rankine cycle technologies and the way they are increasingly of...
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Recent Developments in Polymer Macro, Micro and Nano Blends: Preparation and Characterisation discusses the various types of techniques that are currently used for the characterization of polymer-...

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Built in 1707, the Old Summer Palace (Yuan Ming Yuan) is a masterpiece integrating the classic garden-building arts of China. It is reputed as the "Garden of all Gardens," due to its rich and...
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"In this compelling new study, Louise Edwards explores the lives of some of China's most famous women warriors and wartime spies through history. Focusing on key figures including Hua Mulan, Zheng...
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"The Physics of Life illuminates the meaning of evolution in its broadest scientific sense and empowers the reader with a new view of the intertwined movement of all life -- evolution is more than...
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"The research presented in this volume demonstrates that it is no longer reasonable to ask whether synesthesia is real - we must now ask how we can account for it from cognitive, neurobiological,...
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"This book guides readers in learning how to design the most common 2D and 3D mechanical systems, able to perform in a pre-determined manner. Using the commercial mathematical software package MATLAB...
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"This big picture history of atmospheric research examines the first six decades of the twentieth century, from the dawn of applied fluid dynamics to the emergence, by 1960, of the interdisciplinary...
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The British Empire, the largest empire in history, was fundamentally a maritime one. Britain's imperial power was inextricably tied to the strength of the Royal Navy the ability to protect and extend...
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"How the largest man-made constellation in the heavens was built by dreamers in the Arizona Desert, targeted for destruction by panicked executives, and saved by a single Palm Beach retiree who...
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After reviewing the linear regression model and introducing maximum likelihood estimation, Long extends the binary logit and probit models, presents multinomial and conditioned logit models and...
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"As fears of human extinction escalated during the ecological movement of the 1970s, dinosaurs communicated their metaphorical message of extinction, urging us from our destructive path. Using an...
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"This breathtaking photographic tour of the universe features more than 180 exquisite, cutting-edge images, as well as a foreword by award-winning physicist Stephen Hawking. The photos, taken by the...
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"Just as natural pearls grow from grains of sand that irritate oysters, programming pearls have grown from real problems that have irritated real programmers. With origins beyond solid engineering,...
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"Earth-Shattering Events seeks to understand exactly how humans and earthquakes have interacted, not only in the short term but also in the long perspective of history. In some cases, physical...
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Jellyfish are mysterious creatures, luminously beautiful with remarkably varied life cycles. These ancient animals are found in every ocean at every depth, and have lived on Earth for at least 500...

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Rhyming text asks if the reader can move like a variety of animals. Striped acetate overlays on board pages give illustrations the illusion of movement.

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Schools are facing increasing numbers of homeless students and school social workers and other related professionals are often at the front line of addressing the negative impact homelessness brings...

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The British Empire, the largest empire in history, was fundamentally a maritime one. Britain's imperial power was inextricably tied to the strength of the Royal Navy the ability to protect and extend...
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"When philosopher Adam Smith proclaimed that our actions are motivated by self-interest, he used the example of the baker and the butcher to lay the foundations for his "Economic man." He argued that...
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"In this compelling new study, Louise Edwards explores the lives of some of China's most famous women warriors and wartime spies through history. Focusing on key figures including Hua Mulan, Zheng...
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This volume covers the gamut of inter-ethnic experiences throughout the Portuguese-speaking world, from the 16th century to the present day, integrating history, sociology, social psychology,...