William Byrd A Research & Information Guide by Richard Turbet

William Byrd: A Research and Information Guide (Routledge Music Bibliographies) 3rd Edition by Richard Turbet
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Overview: This comprehensive research guide surveys the most significant published materials relating to William Byrd. This new edition includes research since the publication of the last edition.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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Why Democracies Flounder And Fail: Remedying Mass …

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Wave Phenomena (Dover Books on Physics)


Wave Phenomena (Dover Books on Physics)
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Topological States On Interfaces Protected By Symmetry …

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Topics in Algebra and Analysis: Preparing for the Mathematical…


Topics in Algebra and Analysis: Preparing for the Mathematical Olympiad
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This Book Will Not Be on the Test by Paul Smith Rivas

This Book Will Not Be on the Test: The Study Skills Revolution by Paul Smith Rivas
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Overview: The problem with higher education today is that colleges are not transparent about their students’ academic lives, so families don’t know what their students shouldexperience or accomplish in college. This book is part on-the-ground college insider tell-all memoir and part study skills Bible. It’s brutally honest, relatable, and entirely free of jargon, and alerts parents to a huge problem in American education today – that high school doesn’t prepare students to thrive in college.
Offering explicit study skills solutions for the academic, financial, and mental health problems caused by this unfortunate reality, this book helps students, parents, teachers, and administrators have more rewarding experiences in schools, to the great benefit of themselves and their school communities. It shows students how to learn more and earn better grades in less time so that they can make the most of their college investment, parents what they can expect from their kids’ college experiences, and administrators what the schoolwork is really like at the level below or above their current professional context. Every parent will recognize their college-bound children in several of the chapters.
Genre: Non-Fiction – Education

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The Vocabulary Teacher’s Book of Lists by Edward B. Fry

The Vocabulary Teacher’s Book of Lists by Edward B. Fry
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Overview: The Vocabulary Teacher?s Book of Lists offers content for literally hundreds of vocabulary improvement lessons for elementary and secondary teachers, self-improving adults, home schoolers, and students studying for their SATs. While there are dozens of shorter high interest lists of words, the core of the book is based on Latin and Greek roots and prefixes. But the largest list is Homophones. In fact it is one of the largest lists of homophones you will ever use. This list, like many others, is appropriate for spelling lessons or writer?s reference as well as vocabulary improvement. There are two dozen teaching methods in the Methods chapter and teaching suggestions to help improve reading and writing are scattered throughout the book. The lessons can be as short as a word-a-day or as long as a school year. The range of difficulty can go from upper elementary to college freshman classes, and be as diverse as adult education to English language learners.
Genre: Non-Fiction – Education

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The Seven Sources Of Pleasure In Life: …

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The Science Of Interest

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The Reagan Manifesto by Eric D. Patterson, Jeffry H. Morrison

The Reagan Manifesto: “A Time for Choosing” and its Influence by Eric D. Patterson, Jeffry H. Morrison
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Overview: This book examines how Ronald Reagan’s electrifying 1964 televised speech, “A Time For Choosing,” ignited the conservative movement within the GOP. Ronald Reagan’s televised speech, or what many conservatives today simply call “The Speech,” was a call for action, telling Americans that now was “A Time for Choosing.” “The Speech” catapulted Reagan into national politics, the California governorship, and ultimately the presidency. The themes of the speech, including anti-Communism, strong national defense, and the need to protect the average American from taxes and bureaucracy, ignited the conservative movement in the GOP, resulting over time in the sidelining of the more liberal, establishment wing of the Republican Party. The contributors in this edited volume show how Ronald Reagan’s “coming out” speech on the national stage helped set the political agenda for the next three decades.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational > Politics & Social Sciences

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The Oxford Solid State Basics by Steven H. Simon

The Oxford Solid State Basics by Steven H. Simon
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Overview: The study of solids is one of the richest, most exciting, and most successful branches of physics. While the subject of solid state physics is often viewed as dry and tedious this new book presents the topic instead as an exciting exposition of fundamental principles and great intellectual breakthroughs. Beginning with a discussion of how the study of heat capacity of solids ushered in the quantum revolution, the author presents the key ideas of the field while emphasizing the deep underlying concepts.

The book begins with a discussion of the Einstein/Debye model of specific heat, and the Drude/Sommerfeld theories of electrons in solids, which can all be understood without reference to any underlying crystal structure. The failures of these theories force a more serious investigation of microscopics. Many of the key ideas about waves in solids are then introduced using one dimensional models in order to convey concepts without getting bogged down with details. Only then does the book turn to consider real materials.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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The Impact Of Hiv/aids On Education Worldwide

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The Evolution of Grammar by Joan Bybee+

The Evolution of Grammar: Tense, Aspect, and Modality in the Languages of the World by Joan Bybee, Revere Perkins, William Pagliuca
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Overview: Joan Bybee and her colleagues present a new theory of the evolution of grammar that links structure and meaning in a way that directly challenges most contemporary versions of generative grammar. This study focuses on the use and meaning of grammatical markers of tense, aspect, and modality and identifies a universal set of grammatical categories. The authors demonstrate that the semantic content of these categories evolves gradually and that this process of evolution is strikingly similar across unrelated languages.

Through a survey of seventy-six languages in twenty-five different phyla, the authors show that the same paths of change occur universally and that movement along these paths is in one direction only. This analysis reveals that lexical substance evolves into grammatical substance through various mechanisms of change, such as metaphorical extension and the conventionalization of implicature. Grammaticization is always accompanied by an increase in frequency of the grammatical marker, providing clear evidence that language use is a major factor in the evolution of synchronic language states.

The Evolution of Grammar has important implications for the development of language and for the study of cognitive processes in general.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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The Cry For Justice: An Anthology Of …

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