Daily Academic Vocabulary, Grade 3
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Daily Academic Vocabulary, Grade 3

This is absolutely a great workbook for improving vocabulary! My grandson is already using many of the new words he has learned and he is using them in the proper context.

The Worst-Case Scenario Book of Survival Questions
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The Worst-Case Scenario Book of Survival Questions

With this latest in the The Worst Case Scenario Handbook series, readers can indulge their morbid fantasies and action hero daydreams while maybe even picking up a helpful tip for the next time they get stuck in quicksand, ride an out-of-control camel or suffer frostbite. Piven and Borgenicht turn survival into a fun guessing game: with over 200 illustrated dilemmas in multiple choice quiz format, each with a level of difficulty rati...

Race, Gender, and Punishment: From Colonialism to the War on Terror (Critical Issues in Crime and Society (Paperback))
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Race, Gender, and Punishment: From Colonialism to the War on Terror

The disproportionate representation of black Americans in the U.S. criminal justice system is well documented. Far less well-documented are the entrenched systems and beliefs that shape punishment and other official forms of social control today. In this book, Mary Bosworth and Jeanne Flavin bring together twelve original essays by prominent scholars to examine not only the discrimination that is evident, but also the structural and ...

Chamber Music: An Essential History
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Chamber Music: An Essential History

Good overview of Chamber Music. Starting with a little background, Radice considers the definition of Chamber Music, then follows the major composers and their influence on the style and the particular genres, instrumentations, social settings, court circumstances... clear concise writing style with all the details.

Modeling financial markets : using Visual Basic.NET and databases to create pricing, trading and risk management models (Repost
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Modeling financial markets

I'm a software engineer who read this while developing an automated trading system. I think the book was aimed more at people who know financial systems engineering but do not know .NET rather than at programmers trying to build financial systems, but I still found it very useful (useful enough so that I have read it twice already). It is well-written and provides insight in a number of different areas. The VB.NET stuff is mostly sol...

Computational mathematics: Models, methods, and analysis with MATLAB and MPI
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Computational mathematics

This book is not just about math or computing or applications, but about all three-in other words, computational science. Each section of the first six chapters is motivated by a specific application. The author applies a model, selects a numerical method, implements computer simulations, and assesses the results. These chapters include an abundance of MATLAB code. The last four chapters focus on multiprocessing algorithms implemente...

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress - Warbird Tech Vol. 7
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Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress - Warbird Tech Vol. 7

Its full potential still not explored, the model 299 crashed at Wright Field on 30 October 1935 on takeoff, with the control locks inadvertently engaged. Much as the crash of the new XP-38 Lightning several years later did not kill that promising program, so did the Flying Fortress outlive the demise of the prototype.

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Coronado: Stories (P.S.)

Along with completely original material, this new collection is a compilation of the best of Dennis Lehane's previously published short fiction, including "Until Gwen," which was adapted for the stage in 2005 and appears in this book as the play Coronado. By turns suspenseful, surreal, romantic, and tragically comic, these powerful tales journey headlong into the heart of our national myths—and reveal that the truth awaiting us there...

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Exile's Children

Part One Of The Exiles Saga In the peaceful land of Ket-Ta-Witko, the People have lived for generations in harmony, kept from trouble by their Seers' guiding dreams. But not even those talents are proof against the powers of love and love thwarted. When a blood feud escalates into violence, the People find themselves beset by a race of implacable demons, intent on destroying everything they hold dear. And their one chance at redempti...

Getting Started with .NET Gadgeteer
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Getting Started with .NET Gadgeteer

Learn how to quickly build cool electronic gadgets with .NET Gadgeteer. With the easy-to-follow instructions in this guide, you’ll tackle five fascinating projects, using Microsoft’s rapid prototyping Gadgeteer platform. There’s no soldering involved—you simply plug in modules that make gadget-building quick and easy. Ideal for beginners, this book shows you how to work with modules and other hardware in the popular Fez Spider Starte...