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Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
Jared Diamond
0393317552
January 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
Explaining what William McNeill called The Rise of the West has become the central problem in the study of global history. In Guns, Germs, and Steel Jared Diamond presents the biologist's answer: geography, demography, and ecological happenstance. Diamond evenhandedly reviews human history on every continent since the Ice Age at a rate that emphasizes only the broadest movements of peoples and ideas. Yet his survey is binocular: one eye has the rather distant vision of the evolutionary biologist, while the other eye--and his heart--belongs to the people of New Guinea, where he has done field work for more than 30 years. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From Library Journal
Most of this work deals with non-Europeans, but Diamond's thesis sheds light on why Western civilization...


Earth In Mind : On Education, Environment, and the Human Prospect

1559634952


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Book Description
In Earth in Mind, noted environmental educator David W. Orr focuses not on problems in education, but on the problem of education.
Much of what has gone wrong with the world, he argues, is the result of inadequate and misdirected education that: alienates us from life in the name of human domination; causes students to worry about how to make a living before they know who they are; overemphasizes success and careers; separates feeling from intellect and the practical from the theoretical; deadens the sense of wonder for the created world.
The crisis we face, Orr explains, is one of mind, perception, and values. It is, first and foremost, an educational challenge.
The author begins by establishing the grounds for a debate about education and knowledge. He describes the problems of education from an...


Hoot
Carl Hiaasen
0375829164
May 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
Roy Eberhardt is the new kid--again. This time around it's Trace Middle School in humid Coconut Grove, Florida. But it's still the same old routine: table by himself at lunch, no real friends, and thick-headed bullies like Dana Matherson pushing him around. But if it wasn't for Dana Matherson mashing his face against the school bus window that one day, he might never have seen the tow-headed running boy. And if he had never seen the running boy, he might never have met tall, tough, bully-beating Beatrice. And if he had never met Beatrice, he might never have discovered the burrowing owls living in the lot on the corner of East Oriole Avenue. And if he had never discovered the owls, he probably would have missed out on the adventure of a lifetime. Apparently, bullies do serve a greater purpose in the scope of the...


The Living Environment: Brief Review for New York 2006 edition

013250992X


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Flush
Carl Hiaasen
0375821821
Sept 2005
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 5-8–Noah and his sister, Abbey, are more understanding of their volatile dad's latest arrest than their mother, who begins talking of divorce. Dad sank the Coral Queen, a casino boat on a Florida Key because, he alleges, its owner, Dusty Muleman, has been illegally dumping raw sewage into the local waters. Soon enough the kids begin trying to gather proof that will vindicate their father and put the casino out of business. The colorful cast includes a drunken lout named Lice who disappears before he can be persuaded to testify against Dusty, his former boss. His rough-around-the-edges girlfriend, Shelly, comes through, though, helping the siblings dump dye in the boat's holding tanks, which finally brings the matter to court. Dusty's son, Jasper, is a chip off the old block, threatening and...


MCSA/MCSE, Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-290): Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment (MCSE Training Kit Series)
Dan Holme
0735614377
August 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Announcing an all-new MCSA/MCSE Training Kit designed to help maximize your performance on Exam 70-290, a core exam for the new Windows Server 2003 certification. This kit packs the tools and features exam candidates want most—including in-depth, self-paced training; rigorous, objective-by-objective review; exam tips from expert, exam-certified authors; and a robust testing suite. It also provides real-world scenarios, case studies, and troubleshooting labs for the skills and expertise you can apply to the job. Focusing on account and resource management in a Windows Server 2003 environment, this official study guide covers topics such as managing physical and logical devices; users, computers, and groups; access and permissions; the server environment; and disaster recovery services. Ace your exam preparation...


The Building Environment : Active and Passive Control Systems

0471689653


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Book Description
Get the updated guide to active and passive control systems for buildings.

To capitalize on today's rapidly evolving, specialized technologies, architects, designers, builders, and contractors work together to plan the mechanical and electrical equipment that controls the indoor environment of a building. The Building Environment: Active and Passive Control Systems, Third Edition helps you take advantage of design innovations and construction strategies that maximize the comfort, safety, and energy efficiency of buildings.

From active HVAC systems to passive methods, lighting to on-site power generation, this updated edition explains how to strategically plan for and incorporate effective, efficient systems in today's buildings. It covers the underlying thermal theories and thermodynamic...


Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale
Thelma Harms
0807745499
November 2004
Textbook Other Format
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The Missing 'Gator of Gumbo Limbo
Jean Craighead George
006440434X
Mar 1993
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 5-7-- The brilliant beginning of this novel will put readers in eager anticipation. In a secluded part of the Florida Everglades live a homeless, abused mother who has escaped her husband's violence; her daughter, Liza; and a 12-foot alligator. A few other down-on-their-luck individuals also share this lovely, undisturbed ecological habitat--until the big, harmless gator named Dajun begins giving shivers to new condominium dwellers nearby. Thus, a government agent is sent to dispatch Dajun pronto; Liza and her wooded band hope to find him first to provide a hidden sanctuary. In the end, new beginnings emerge for all. Despite the knockout first chapters, the book's pace slows a bit in the middle. The find-the-alligator premise provides no actual sightings or near-misses until the end. The quiet clues...


Advanced Programming in the UNIX(R) Environment (2nd Edition) (Addison-Wesley Professional Computing Series)
W. Richard Stevens, Stephen A. Rago
0201433079
June 17, 2005
Hardcover
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From the Back Cover

"Stephen Rago's update is a long overdue benefit to the community of professionals using the versatile family of UNIX and UNIX-like operating environments. It removes obsolescence and includes newer developments. It also thoroughly updates the context of all topics, examples, and applications to recent releases of popular implementations of UNIX and UNIX-like environments. And yet, it does all this while retaining the style and taste of the original classic."

--Mukesh Kacker, cofounder and former CTO of Pronto Networks, Inc.

"One of the essential classics of UNIX programming."

--Eric S. Raymond, author of The Art of UNIX Programming

"This is the definitive reference book for any serious or professional UNIX systems programmer. Rago has updated and extended the classic Stevens text while keeping...



Keeping Patients Safe: Transforming the Work Environment of Nurses
Ann Page
0309090679
April 2004
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
Reviews the key aspects of the work environment for nurses and surveys the potential improvements in working conditions that are likely to have an impact on patient safety. Addresses workspace design for preventing errors, creating and sustaining a culture of safety, and implementation considerations. DNLM: Safety Management--organization and administration.


If You Don't Feed the Teachers They Eat the Students
Neila A. Connors
0865304572
Mar 2000
Paperback
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Wiley CPA Exam Review 2006: Business Environment and Concepts
O. Ray Whittington
047172680X
December 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Most Widely Used CPA Examination Review Products Worldwide

Completely revised for the new computerized CPA exam-all the information you need to master!
* The most effective system available to prepare for the CPA exam-proven for over thirty years
* Timely, up-to-the-minute coverage for the computerized exam. Contains all current AICPA content requirements in business environment and concepts
* Unique modular format-helps you zero in on areas that need work, organize your study program, and concentrate your efforts
* Comprehensive questions-over 3,800 multiple-choice questions and their solutions in the four volumes. Covers the new simulation-style problems. Includes over 90 simulations
* Complete sample exam in business environment and concepts
* Guidelines,...


Programming Windows, Fifth Edition
Charles Petzold
157231995X
November 11, 1998
Hardcover
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Book Description
"Look it up in Petzold" remains the decisive last word in answering questions about Windows development. And in PROGRAMMING WINDOWS, FIFTH EDITION, the esteemed Windows Pioneer Award winner revises his classic text with authoritative coverage of the latest versions of the Windows operating system—once again drilling down to the essential API heart of Win32 programming. Topics include:• The basics—input, output, dialog boxes• An introduction to Unicode• Graphics—drawing, text and fonts, bitmaps and metafiles• The kernel and the printer• Sound and music• Dynamic-link libraries• Multitasking and multithreading• The Multiple-Document Interface• Programming for the Internet and intranetsPacked as always with definitive examples, this newest Petzold delivers the...


Ten Commandments of Working in a Hostile Environment
T. D. Jakes
0425200167
Jan 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
How many of us dread waking up on a weekday . . and trundling in to yet another less-than-happy day at the workplace? Texas-based bishop T. D. Jakes--author of Maximize the Moment (2000), among other books, and pulpit raconteur and on-air celebrity--summarizes his new approach to vocations by drawing on the stories in the Bible, and on quotes and prayers based on that liturgy. Imploring all to remember that God has reasons for people to stay and leave jobs, and that work is all about fulfilling missions, he articulates his 10 commandments, and the benefits of looking at work through positive and spiritual lenses. Order number two, for instance, admonishes readers not to "expect to be appreciated"; he goes on to explain that to strive for that is to pander to please people, not to please a higher being. In his...


Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder
Richard Louv
1565123913
April 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Today's kids are increasingly disconnected from the natural world, says child advocacy expert Louv (Childhood's Future; Fatherlove; etc.), even as research shows that "thoughtful exposure of youngsters to nature can... be a powerful form of therapy for attention-deficit disorder and other maladies." Instead of passing summer months hiking, swimming and telling stories around the campfire, children these days are more likely to attend computer camps or weight-loss camps: as a result, Louv says, they've come to think of nature as more of an abstraction than a reality. Indeed, a 2002 British study reported that eight-year-olds could identify Pokémon characters far more easily than they could name "otter, beetle, and oak tree." Gathering thoughts from parents, teachers, researchers, environmentalists and other...


Microsoft Windows 2003 Server Resource Kit: Special Promotion Edition
Microsoft Corporation
0735614717
May 4, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Special Promotional Edition! The definitive resource for managing and optimizing Windows Server 2003with expert insights from Microsoft MVPs, consultants, and the Microsoft Windows Server team. Includes 200+ tools and scripts; eBooks; trial software. This official Microsoft resource kit delivers what every Windows administrator needs for understanding Windows architecture and internals, optimizing performance, implementing security services, managing users and computers with Group Policy, mastering the Registry, troubleshooting Windows servers, and automating administration.

From the Publisher
This official Microsoft RESOURCE KIT delivers seven comprehensive volumes, including: Microsoft Windows Security Resource Kit, Second Edition Microsoft Windows Group Policy Guide ...


Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools You Should Know about Even if You're Not a Straight-a Student
Loren Pope
0140296166
September 1900
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
YA-Pope discusses 40 colleges, mostly in the Northeast, South, and Midwest. What makes this book different from other guides is that it highlights schools that select students who have a wide range of abilities, not necessarily the cream of the crop academically, but who exhibit a desire to learn. The atmosphere at these institutions is collaborative rather than competitive and they feature close interaction between students and faculty. Antioch University, Grinnell College, Whitman College, and Goucher College are among the schools included. Overviews of academic standings, admission requirements, quotes by faculty and students, points of geographic interest, and strengths in relation to other schools are given for each selection.-Rebecca C. Burgee, Langley High School, McLean, VACopyright 1996 Cahners...


Mastering Windows Server 2003
Mark Minasi, et al
0782141307
April 7, 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Only Windows Server Resource You Need

The single most comprehensive and understandable book on the subject, Mastering Windows Server 2003 continues author Mark Minasi's award-winning tradition of clear and comprehensive coverage of Microsoft's Windows Server products. This book shows you how to plan, configure and install your network, keep it running its best, and fix it if it breaks. And you still get all the coverage you need for the Windows 2000 Server installations that remain part of your environment.

Coverage includes:
* Configuring IP, DHCP, DNS, and WINS to achieve the right foundation for your network
* DNS explained in everyday English, from basics to advanced design
* Designing, running, and maintaining Active Directory-based domains with Server 2003...


Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit
Microsoft Windows Server Team
0735622329
July 2005
Paperback
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Lorax
Dr. Seuss
0394823370
August 1971
Hardcover
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Book Review
When Dr. Seuss gets serious, you know it must be important. Published in 1971, and perhaps inspired by the "save our planet" mindset of the 1960s, The Lorax is an ecological warning that still rings true today amidst the dangers of clear-cutting, pollution, and disregard for the earth's environment. In The Lorax, we find what we've come to expect from the illustrious doctor: brilliantly whimsical rhymes, delightfully original creatures, and weirdly undulating illustrations. But here there is also something more--a powerful message that Seuss implores both adults and children to heed.

The now remorseful Once-ler--our faceless, bodiless narrator--tells the story himself. Long ago this enterprising villain chances upon a place filled with wondrous Truffula Trees, Swomee-Swans, Brown Bar-ba- loots, and...



Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies, New Edition
Jared Diamond
0393061310
July 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
Explaining what William McNeill called The Rise of the West has become the central problem in the study of global history. In Guns, Germs, and Steel Jared Diamond presents the biologist's answer: geography, demography, and ecological happenstance. Diamond evenhandedly reviews human history on every continent since the Ice Age at a rate that emphasizes only the broadest movements of peoples and ideas. Yet his survey is binocular: one eye has the rather distant vision of the evolutionary biologist, while the other eye--and his heart--belongs to the people of New Guinea, where he has done field work for more than 30 years. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From Library Journal
Most of this work deals with non-Europeans, but Diamond's thesis sheds...


Business : Its Legal, Ethical, and Global Environment
Marianne M. Jennings
0324204884
January 27, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
BUSINESS: ITS LEGAL, ETHICAL AND GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT offers the most integrated approach to Legal Environment on the market ? thoroughly exploring the intersection of law, business strategy, and ethics illustrated by emphasizing applications (nearly 300 real-world applications throughout the text). In addition to a providing very thorough coverage of the law, the book consistently applies legal concepts within a business context through a wealth of pedagogical devices, demonstrating to students on nearly every page the clear relevance of the material to issues they will face in the real world. This text fulfills current curricular and AACSB accrediting standards.

Book Info
Provides superior legal, ethical, and regulatory coverage while fully integrating practical business...


The Umbrella
Jan Brett
0399242155
Sept 2004
Hardcover
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Book Review
Jan Brett, well-loved for her ornate, Scandinavian-themed picture books takes her talents deep into the Monteverde Cloud Forest of Costa Rica. A tropical twist on The Mitten, this story chronicles the antics of myriad animals that make themselves right at home in the handcrafted leaf umbrella that Carlos has left at the foot of a giant fig tree. As the tree frog, toucan, kinkajou, tapir, quetzal, monkey, and more pile into the umbrella, Carlos, who is visiting the cloud forest expressly to see these animals, doesn't see a single one. Things heat up when the impulsive monkey hurls the umbrella into the river: "'¿Qué pasa? What is happening?' Froggy asks as water starts to pour into the umbrella." Jaguar jumps in, adding to the confusion, but it's the addition of the tiniest of hummingbirds that causes the big...


Astronaut
Kate Hayden
0789454211
Apr 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
What does it take to hold down a job in space? Linda, an astronaut on a space shuttle, describes all the ups and downs of her thrilling job in this Level 2 Dorling Kindersley book. It takes a lot of preparation and training to take a rocket trip to space. Linda has to pass medical tests, practice moving on a machine that mimics weightless space, and learn how to repair a telescope underwater (which is a bit like being in space). Once the shuttle lifts off, Linda floats around in zero gravity, eats food contained in sealed packets so it doesn't drift away, exercises on special machines, and dons a jet-propelled backpack that enables her to walk out in space and repair the broken telescope.

Dorling Kindersley's remarkably vivid photographs and illustrations and compelling text about space travel will motivate younger...



Company
Max Barry
0385514395
January 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
With broad strokes, Barry once again satirizes corporate America in his third caustic novel (after Jennifer Government). This time, he takes aim at the perennial corporate crime of turning people into cogs in a machine. Recent b-school grad Stephen Jones, a fresh-faced new hire at a Seattle-based holding company called Zephyr, jumps on the fast track to success when he's immediately promoted from sales assistant to sales rep in Zephyr's training sales department. "Don't try to understand the company. Just go with it," a colleague advises when Jones is flummoxed to learn his team sells training packages to other internal Zephyr departments. But unlike his co-workers, he won't accept ignorance of his employer's business, and his unusual display of initiative catapults him into the ranks of senior management, where...


Rootkits : Subverting the Windows Kernel
Greg Hoglund, Jamie Butler
0321294319
July 22, 2005
Paperback
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From the Back Cover

"It's imperative that everybody working in the field of cyber-security read this book to understand the growing threat of rootkits."
Windows IT Pro / Windows & .NET Magazine

"This material is not only up-to-date, it defines up-to-date. It is truly cutting-edge. As the only book on the subject, Rootkits will be of interest to any Windows security researcher or security programmer. It's detailed, well researched and the technical information is excellent. The level of technical detail, research, and time invested in developing relevant examples is impressive. In one word: Outstanding."

"This book is an essential read for anyone responsible for Windows security. Security professionals, Windows system administrators, and programmers in general will want to understand the techniques used...



Diversity Amid Globalization : World Regions, Environment, Development (3rd Edition)
Lester Rowntree, et al
0131330462
February 23, 2005
Hardcover
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Operations Management : Quality and Competitiveness in a Global Environment
Roberta Russell, Bernard W. Taylor
0471692093
January 24, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Featuring an ideal balance of managerial issues and quantitative techniques, this new Fifth Edition of Russell and Taylor's comprehensive introduction to operations management keeps pace with current innovations and issues in the field, particularly those related to the impact of information technology and the global business environment on OM. The authors present the concepts clearly and logically, and help students see how OM relates to real business.

Russell and Taylor recognize that many students struggle with the quantitative material in their Operations Management course. That's why their text offers extensive collection of exercises and solved problems, along with outstanding problem-solving support, including eGrade Plus. eGrade Plus links problems from the book to relevant sections in an online...

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