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A Basic Course in American Sign Language

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There are obvious problems with writing a text for a visual gestural language. This text attempts to alleviate some of these problems by using illustrations and scripts for signed sequences. The text is composed of 22 lessons each of which contains two to four basic explanations of the language structures to be learned. As a resource for the student, a drill or exercises follows. Spaced at intervals throughout the text are several short dialogues which review the language structures discussed in the preceding lessons.

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A Cognitive Psychology of Mass Communication 5ed.

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A Concise Introduction to Logic 9ed.

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A Dictionary of Genetics 7ed.

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The publication of this fully updated edition of A Dictionary of Genetics coincides with the hundredth anniversary of the introduction of the term genetics by William Bateson in 1906 at the Third International Conference on Genetics. Since then genetics has made tremendous advances in knowledge and technique and now occupies a pivotal position in the life sciences as the most powerful means for probing fundamental questions in cell biology, development, and evolution. The determination of sequences of complete genomes, the study of gene expression and genetic variation on a global scale, and the ability to rapidly amplify gene sequences and to achieve targeted gene disruptions are just some examples of major achievements in this field. Proliferation of new terms inevitably accompanies such remarkable progress. This new edition of the Dictionary addresses the needs of students, educators, and clinical geneticists for an authoritative and up-to-date reference work that not only defines the latest terms, but in most cases, also presents important ancillary encyclopedic information.

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A First Course in Optimization Theory

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This book introduces students to optimization theory and its use in economics and allied disciplines. The first of its three parts examines the existence of solutions to optimization problems in Rn, and how these solutions may be identified. The second part explores how solutions to optimization problems change with changes in the underlying parameters, and the last part provides an extensive description of the fundamental principles of finite- and infinite-horizon dynamic programming. A preliminary chapter and three appendices are designed to keep the book mathematically self-contained.

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9780521497701
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1996-06-01
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A Guide to Project Management Body of Knowledge 4ed.

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A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide)Fourth Edition continues the tradition of excellence in project management with a standard that is even easier to understand and implement, with improved consistency and greater clarification. Whats new? * Standard language has been incorporated throughout the document to aid reader understanding. * New data flow diagrams clarify inputs and outputs for each process. * Greater attention has been placed on how Knowledge Areas integrate in the context of Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring & Controlling, and Closing process groups. * Two new processes are featured: Identify Stakeholders and Collect Requirements. Start meeting your standards for better project performance.

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9781933890517
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A History of Modern Psychology

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This book is a history of modern psychology, beginning with the publication of Fechner's elements of Psychophysics in the mid-19th century to the present. It approaches the history of psychology from a scientific perspective. Chapter topics include: the psychology of consciousness, the unconscious mind, and adaptation; the conspiracy of naturalism; the golden age and decline of behaviorism; the rise of cognitive science; the birth of applied psychology; the rise of professional psychology; and the psychological society. For individuals interested in the history of psychology—and what it is today.

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0130175730
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A History of Western Political Thought

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A History of Western Political Thought is an energetic and lucid account of the most important political thinkers and the enduring themes of the last two and a half millennia. Written with students of the history of political thought in mind, the book:
* traces the development of political thought from Ancient Greece to the late twentieth century
* focuses on individual thinkers and texts
* includes 40 biographies of key political thinkers
* offers original views of theorists and highlights those which may have been unjustly neglected
* develops the wider themes of political thought and the relations between thinkers over time.

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A History of Western Political Thought

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A History of Western Political Thought is an energetic and lucid account of the most important political thinkers and the enduring themes of the last two and a half millennia. Written with students of the history of political thought in mind, the book:
* traces the development of political thought from Ancient Greece to the late twentieth century
* focuses on individual thinkers and texts
* includes 40 biographies of key political thinkers
* offers original views of theorists and highlights those which may have been unjustly neglected
* develops the wider themes of political thought and the relations between thinkers over time.

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0415119626
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A New Perspective on Poverty in the Caribbean

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A New Perspective on Poverty in the Caribbean reflects on the current approaches to the challenge of poverty reduction in the context of the findings of the qualitative and quantitative analyses and identifies some critical ingredients for successful poverty-reduction interventions around which a regional consensus could be built. The role and nature of participation, the policy environment for social services delivery are considered along with specific poverty reduction interventions and the general approach to poverty reduction in the Caribbean. 

 

A New Perspective on Poverty in the Caribbean reflects on the current approaches to the challenge of poverty reduction in the context of the findings of the qualitative and quantitative analyses and identifies some critical ingredients for successful poverty-reduction interventions around which a regional consensus could be built. The role and nature of participation, the policy environment for social services delivery are considered along with specific poverty reduction interventions and the general approach to poverty reduction in the Caribbean.

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9789766372781
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2000-09-05
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A Practical Guide to Middle and Secondary Social Studies

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Following in the vein of her best-selling elementary book, June Chapin focuses on key topics that are critical to the teaching of social studies in the middle and secondary classrooms.

This brief, practical book enables readers to concentrate on the crucial, relevant strategies and content to become effective social studies teachers who will be able to teach in a wide diversity of classrooms.  The goal for the reader is to teach social studies creatively and thoughtfully so that their students become knowledgeable and responsible citizens acting on core values and beliefs.

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0205492436
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A Second Course in Probability

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The 2006 INFORMS Expository Writing Award-winning and best-selling author Sheldon Ross (University of Southern California) teams up with Erol Pekoz (Boston University) to bring you this textbook for undergraduate and graduate students in statistics, mathematics, engineering, finance, and actuarial science. This is a guided tour designed to give familiarity with advanced topics in probability without having to wade through the exhaustive coverage of the classic advanced probability theory books. Topics include measure theory, limit theorems, bounding probabilities and expectations, coupling and Stein's method, martingales, Markov chains, renewal theory, and Brownian motion. No other text covers all these advanced topics rigorously but at such an accessible level; all you need is calculus and material from a first undergraduate course in probability.

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9780979570407
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A Short History of African Philosophy

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A Short History of African Philosophy discusses major ideas, figures, and schools of thought in philosophy in the African context. While drawing out critical issues in the formation of African philosophy, Barry Hallen focuses on recent scholarship and relevant debates that have made African philosophy critical to understanding the rich and complex cultural heritage of the continent. This revised edition expands the historical perspective, takes account of recent discoveries and new canonical figures, highlights new discussions about gender as a cultural and philosophical phenomenon, clarifies issues regarding indigenous cultures and human rights, and builds on the notion that African philosophy shares methods and concerns of philosophy worldwide. This short reference is an essential resource for students, scholars, and general readers.

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9780253221230
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A Textbook of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics 5ed.

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If you understand how drugs work (pharmacodynamics), how they are handled by the body (pharmacokinetics), how they interact with each other, and how drug treatments are assessed, then you will become a better prescriber. A Textbook of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics gives you that understanding.
Fully revised throughout and extensively illustrated, the fifth edition of this well-established textbook has been streamlined to focus on what medical students and junior doctors really need to know in order to understand the implications of prescribing one drug over, or in combination with, another. The text provides current information on all areas of drug prescribing with updated discussion and guidance on such topics as adverse drug reactions, personalized medicine, gene and cell-based therapy, advances in cancer therapy, and mechanisms of drug action and treatment guidelines in HIV and mycobacterial infections therapy. A new chapter on alternative medicines and nutraceuticals has been introduced and Further Reading lists have been updated to include key medical websites.
All medical students and junior doctors who read this book will learn not only how to use drugs safely and effectively, but, importantly, the rationale behind effective prescribing decisions.

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0340900466
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A Translation Manual for the Caribbean (English-Spanish)

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A comprehensive collection of resources for tertiary teachers and students of English - Spanish translation in the Caribbean region. This manual consists principally of Caribbean source texts in a variety of discourses, each accompanied by a translation and a commentary.

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9789766401962
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2000-09-05
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Access: Introduction to Travel and Tourism

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Practical and easy to understand, the second edition of ACCESS: INTRODUCTION TO TRAVEL AND TOURISM is designed to prepare you for a successful career in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry. This edition has been updated to include new content and expanded topics in order to ensure that you understand all facets of the travel business. With updated coverage of technology, new profiles of industry leaders, additional activities, refined graphics and full- color photos, this concise text provides you with a wealth of practical information designed to help you refine your research skills, respond to real-world scenarios, identify key concepts, and remember critical information.

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9781133687030
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Accounting and Financial Analysis in the Hospitality Industry

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ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL ANALYSIS IN THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY, 1/e explains how to use numbers and fundamental accounting to operate a successful hospitality department or business. Focusing on the basics, sections progress from accounting and financial analysis to financial statements and management reports to budgeting and forecasting. Throughout the book current hospitality examples, photographs and illustrations are used. This edition includes the latest from the Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry, Tenth Revised Edition, expanded material on Department Profit and Loss Statements, coverage of the 2009 recession and new practice exercises throughout. For courses in Hospitality Managerial Accounting.

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9780132458665
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2010-02-24
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Accounting Information Systems 12ed.

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The most comprehensive and flexible coverage of AIS.

The market-leading book that delivers the most comprehensive and flexible coverage of the four major approaches to teaching AIS. Accounting Information Systems also allows instructors to easily reorder chapters and focus the material to suit their course.

The twelfth edition covers all recent developments in AIS and how it has changed the roles of an accountant.

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Achieving Successful Transition from Early Childhood to School: What works

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Administrative Law /10E

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Wade & Forsyth's Administrative Law provides a comprehensive and perceptive account of the principles of judicial review and a sketch of the administrative arrangements of the United Kingdom. Since publication of the first edition in 1961, Administrative Law has established itself amongst the foremost rank of legal textbooks, and is frequently cited with approval in the higher courts.
In the tenth edition, Christopher Forsyth has brought this classic account of administrative law fully up to date in light of recent case law and legislation, especially regarding the continuing transformation of this branch of the law by the Human Rights Act 1998.
The book's clarity of exposition makes it accessible to the student approaching the subject for the first time, while its breadth of coverage and perceptive insight ensure its value to all interested in this field, academics and practitioners alike.

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9780199219735
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2009-08-31
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Adolescent Coping

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Young people need to cope in a variety of settings, including school, home, peer groups and the workplace, and with a range of life problems such as examinations and parental divorce. This thoroughly revised and updated new edition of Adolescent Coping presents the latest research and applications in the field of coping. It highlights the ways in which coping can be measured and, in particular, details a widely used adolescent coping instrument.

Topics include the different ways in which girls and boys cope, coping in the family, how culture and context determine how young people cope, decisional coping, problem solving and social coping, with a particular emphasis on practice. Each topic is considered in light of past and recent research findings and each chapter includes quotations from young people. While topics such as depression, eating disorders, self-harm and grief and loss are addressed, there is a substantial focus on the positive aspects of coping, including an emphasis on resilience and the achievement of happiness. In addition to the wide-ranging research findings that are reported, many of the chapters consider implications and applications of the relevant findings with suggestions for the development of coping skills and coping skills training.

Adolescent Coping will be of interest to students of psychology, social work, sociology, education and youth and community work as well as to an audience of parents, educators and adolescents.

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9780415405720
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Adult Development and Aging 6ed.

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Advanced Macroeconomics 2ed.

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This is a standard text and starting point for graduate macro courses that helps to lay the groundwork for students doing research in macroeconomics and monetary economics. A series of formal models are used to present and analyze macroeconomic theories, and these are supplemented by examples of relevant empirical work that illustrate the ways in which the theories can be applied and tested. One chapter focuses on fiscal policy and budget deficits and others concentrate on monetary-policy rules, the environment and long-run growth, and the cyclical behaviour of the real wage.

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9780072318555
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2000-12-20
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Advanced Spanish Grammar: A Self-Teaching Guide 2ed.

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Unsure about conjugating irregular Spanish verbs? Using the subjunctive? Determining the appropriate definite article? This complete, accessible guide clarifies grammatical structure and explains vocabulary usage to help you master Spanish. Whether you need extra help for a course, want a quick review for a test, or simply want to brush up your language skills, this is the book to have.

Contiene metodos para aprender los puntos claves del espa?ol conrapidez y facilidad

(The fast, easy way to master the finer points of Spanish)

Unsure about conjugating irregular Spanish verbs? Using thesubjunctive? Determining the appropriate definite article? Thiscomplete, accessible guide clarifies grammatical structure andexplains vocabulary usage to help you master Spanish. Whether youneed extra help for a course, want a quick review for a test, orsimply want to brush up your language skills, this is the book tohave. In this completely revised edition of More Practical SpanishGrammar, you'll find:
* An interactive format that lets you work at your own pace
* Exercises to reinforce what you've learned
* Over 1,000 practical Spanish words and terms
* Explanations of the more intricate grammatical rules of Spanish
* Special !Atencion! sections that focus on problematic words andstructures

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9780471134480
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Advocacy in the Human Service

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