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The Brazil Reader: History, Culture, Politics (The Latin America Readers)
The Brazil Reader: History, Culture, Politics (The Latin America Readers)
From the first encounters between the Portuguese and indigenous peoples in 1500 to the current political turmoil, the history of Brazil is much more complex and dynamic than the usual representations of it as the home of Carnival, soccer, the Amazon, and samba would suggest. This extensively revised and expanded second edition of...
The Lessons of Tragedy: Statecraft and World Order
The Lessons of Tragedy: Statecraft and World Order
An eloquent call to draw on the lessons of the past to address current threats to international order

The ancient Greeks hard?wired a tragic sensibility into their culture. By looking disaster squarely in the face, by understanding just how badly things could spiral out of control, they sought to create a
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Death, Judgment, Heaven, and Hell: Sayings of the Fathers of the Church
Death, Judgment, Heaven, and Hell: Sayings of the Fathers of the Church
Catholic University of America Press is proud to present the second volume in its new Sayings of the Fathers of the Church Series. Featuring a wide range of scholars compiling material from our acclaimed Fathers of the Church volumes, each title will be devoted to a few specific areas of theology. The inaugural volume covered The...
One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon
One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon
The remarkable story of the trailblazers and the ordinary Americans on the front lines of the epic mission to reach the moon.

President John F. Kennedy astonished the world on May 25, 1961, when he announced to Congress that the United States should land a man on the Moon by 1970. No group was more surprised than the
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The Mathematics of Games and Gambling (Mathematical Association of America Textbooks)
The Mathematics of Games and Gambling (Mathematical Association of America Textbooks)
'The whole book is written with great urbanity and clarity ... it is hard to see how it could have been better or more readable.' The Mathematical Gazette

You can't lose with this MAA Book Prize winner if you want to see how mathematics can be used to analyze games of chance and skill. Roulette, craps, blackjack, backgammon,
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Software Testing and Quality Assurance: Theory and Practice
Software Testing and Quality Assurance: Theory and Practice
A superior primer on software testing and quality assurance, from integration to execution and automation

This important new work fills the pressing need for a user-friendly text that aims to provide software engineers, software quality professionals, software developers, and students with the fundamental developments in testing theory and...

Real-Life Math: Everyday Use of Mathematical Concepts
Real-Life Math: Everyday Use of Mathematical Concepts
"What does this have to do with real life?" is a question that plagues mathematics teachers across America, as students are confronted with abstract topics in their high school mathematics courses. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics emphasizes the importance of making real world connections in teaching mathematics so that...
New Era Value Investing: A Disciplined Approach to Buying Value and Growth Stocks
New Era Value Investing: A Disciplined Approach to Buying Value and Growth Stocks
A unique guide that combines the best of traditional value theory with an innovative approach to assessing value in low or non-dividend paying stocks

In the 1990s, America's focus on productivity and innovation led to huge gains in technology, communication, and healthcare stocks, and contributed to the transformation of the...

The Divo and the Duce: Promoting Film Stardom and Political Leadership in 1920s America (Volume 1) (Cinema Cultures in Contact)
The Divo and the Duce: Promoting Film Stardom and Political Leadership in 1920s America (Volume 1) (Cinema Cultures in Contact)
A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press's Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.

In the post–World War I American climate of
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Aha! Solutions (MAA Problem Book Series)
Aha! Solutions (MAA Problem Book Series)

Every mathematician (beginner, amateur, and professional alike) thrills to find simple, elegant solutions to seemingly difficult problems. Such happy resolutions are called ``aha! solutions,'' a phrase popularized by mathematics and science writer Martin Gardner. Aha! solutions are surprising, stunning, and scintillating: they reveal the beauty...

Men in Place: Trans Masculinity, Race, and Sexuality in America
Men in Place: Trans Masculinity, Race, and Sexuality in America

Daring new theories of masculinity, built from a large and geographically diverse interview study of transgender men
 

American masculinity is being critiqued, questioned, and reinterpreted for a new era. In Men in Place Miriam J. Abelson makes an original contribution to this...

Elements of Quantum Information
Elements of Quantum Information
'Elements of Quantum Information' introduces the reader to the fascinating field of quantum information processing, which lives on the interface between computer science, physics, mathematics, and engineering. This interdisciplinary branch of science thrives on the use of quantum mechanics as a resource for high potential modern applications. With...
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