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Effective Java
Effective Java

The Definitive Guide to Java Platform Best Practices–Updated for Java 7, 8, and 9

 

Java has changed dramatically since the previous edition of Effective Java was published shortly after the release of Java 6. This Jolt...

Animal Visions: Posthumanist Dream Writing (Palgrave Studies in Animals and Literature)
Animal Visions: Posthumanist Dream Writing (Palgrave Studies in Animals and Literature)
Animal Visions considers how literature responds to the harms of anthropocentricism, working with Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights (1847) and various adaptations of this canonistic novel to show how posthumanist dream writing unsettles the privileging of the human species over other species. Two feminist...
Improving Your Written English: How to Ensure Your Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Are Up to Scratch
Improving Your Written English: How to Ensure Your Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Are Up to Scratch

This user-friendly book offers help to anyone who needs to brush up on his or her English. Written in short, easily understandable sections, it deals with the basics of writing good English. There are sections on punctuation, sentence construction, and spelling. All the common pitfalls are tackled, such as when to use apostrophes and how to...

Why I Am Not a Buddhist
Why I Am Not a Buddhist
A provocative essay challenging the idea of Buddhist exceptionalism, from one of the world’s most widely respected philosophers and writers on Buddhism and science

Buddhism has become a uniquely favored religion in our modern age. A burgeoning number of books extol the scientifically proven benefits
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Introduction to Metadata: Revised Edition
Introduction to Metadata: Revised Edition
Praise for the First Edition:

"An excellent starting point for information professionals to gain a basic understanding of fundamental concepts, then move ahead with a guided path for further research and study." --Art Documentation

Metadata, literally "data about data," provides a means of indexing,
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Cambridge Academic English C1 Advanced Student's Book: An Integrated Skills Course for EAP
Cambridge Academic English C1 Advanced Student's Book: An Integrated Skills Course for EAP

A three-level (B1+ to C1) integrated skills course for higher education students at university or on foundation courses. The C1 Advanced Student's Book consolidates academic study skills. Students' analytical skills are challenged with an increased range of authentic written and spoken academic texts. From essay organisation, taking...

The Birth of Satan: Tracing the Devil's Biblical Roots
The Birth of Satan: Tracing the Devil's Biblical Roots
"An informative study of the biblical origins of Satan…With resourceful though never excessive citation, Mobley and Wray make a good job of pinning down the roots of a notoriously protean character."--The Times Literary Supplement

"Let's admit it. Even in a secular age we are all still
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104 Number Theory Problems: From the Training of the USA IMO Team
104 Number Theory Problems: From the Training of the USA IMO Team
This challenging problem book by renowned US Olympiad coaches, mathematics teachers, and researchers develops a multitude of problem-solving skills needed to excel in mathematical contests and research in number theory. Offering inspiration and intellectual delight, the problems throughout the book encourage students to express their ideas,...
Faith and Place: An Essay in Embodied Religious Epistemology
Faith and Place: An Essay in Embodied Religious Epistemology
Faith and Place takes knowledge of place as a basis for thinking about the relationship between religious belief and our embodied life.

Recent epistemology of religion has appealed to various secular analogues for religious belief - especially analogues drawn from sense perception and scientific theory construction. These approaches tend
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Matthew's Enigma: A Father's Portrait of His Autistic Son
Matthew's Enigma: A Father's Portrait of His Autistic Son

Matthew's Enigma unfolds the complex relationship between a father, who is a Romanian emigré and distinguished university professor, and his son, who was diagnosed with autism when he was 7 years old. Matei Calinescu's desire to understand Matthew -- his namesake -- is the theme of this moving memoir. Calinescu's determined...

Great Events From History: The 20th Century, 1941-1970
Great Events From History: The 20th Century, 1941-1970

This is a unique resource: Nothing is comparable with this much depth or numbers that covers so many 20th century events.??AAGreat Events from History: The Twentieth Century, 1941-1970??AA, is the ninth installment in Salem Press' ongoing ??AAGreat Events from History??AA series. This six-volume set contains 1,112 essays on more than 1,100...

The Character of Physical Law (Messenger Lectures, 1964)
The Character of Physical Law (Messenger Lectures, 1964)

In these Messenger Lectures, originally delivered at Cornell University and recorded for television by the BBC, Richard Feynman offers an overview of selected physical laws and gathers their common features into one broad principle of invariance. He maintains at the outset that the importance of a physical law is not "how clever...

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