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Math Campers

Math Campers
$20.25
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by Dan Chiasson

October 20, 2021

A father and husband's meditation on love, adolescence, and the mysterious mechanisms of poetic creation, from the acclaimed poet.

The poet's art is revealed in stages in this making-of book, where we watch as poems take shape--first as dreams or memories, then as drafts, and finally as completed works set loose on the world. In the long poem Must We Mean What We Say, a woman reader narrates in prose the circumstances behind poems and snippets of poems she receives in letters from a stranger. Who made up whom? Chiasson, an acclaimed poetry critic, has invented a remarkable structure where the reader and a poet speak to one another, across the void of silence and mystery. He is also the father of teenaged sons, and this volume continues the autobiographical arc of his prior, celebrated volumes. One long section is about the age of thirteen and the dawning of desire, while the title poem looks at the crucial age of fifteen and the existential threat of climate change and gun violence, which alters the calculus of adolescence. Though the outlook is bleak, these poems register the glories of our moment: that there are places where boys can kiss each other and not be afraid; that small communities are rousing and taking care of each other; that teenagers have mobilized for a better world. All of these works emerge from the secretive imagination of a father as he measures his own adolescence against that of his sons and explores the complex bedrock of marriage. Chiasson sees a perilous world both navigated and enriched by the passionate young and by the parents--and poets--who care for them.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780593317747
Publication Date: 
September 22, 2020
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LAB NOTEBOOK (PHYSICAL SCIENCE 50-PG)

LAB NOTEBOOK (PHYSICAL SCIENCE 50-PG)
$11.00
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9781930882898

Lab Glasses - PYRAMEX S9910STMRG CAPPTURE CLEAR TEMPLES

Lab Glasses - PYRAMEX S9910STMRG CAPPTURE CLEAR TEMPLES
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Lab glasses required for Chemistry and Biology labs. 

ISBN/SKU: 
810170030895

1984

1984
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1984 has come and gone, but George Orwell's prophetic, nightmare vision in 1949 of the world we were becoming is timelier than ever. "1984" is still the great modern classic "negative Utopia" - a startling original and haunting novel that creates an imaginary world that is completely convincing from the first sentence to the last four words. No one can deny this novel's power, its hold on the imagination of whole generations, or the power of its admonitions - a power that seems to grow, not lessen, with the passage of time.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780451524935
Publication Date: 
July 1, 1950
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9 ALGORITHMS THAT CHANGED THE FUTURE (P)

9 ALGORITHMS THAT CHANGED THE FUTURE (P)
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Nine revolutionary algorithms that power our computers and smartphones

Every day, we use our computers to perform remarkable feats. A simple web search picks out a handful of relevant needles from the world's biggest haystack. Uploading a photo to Facebook transmits millions of pieces of information over numerous error-prone network links, yet somehow a perfect copy of the photo arrives intact. Without even knowing it, we use public-key cryptography to transmit secret information like credit card numbers, and we use digital signatures to verify the identity of the websites we visit. How do our computers perform these tasks with such ease? John MacCormick answers this question in language anyone can understand, using vivid examples to explain the fundamental tricks behind nine computer algorithms that power our PCs, tablets, and smartphones.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780691209067
Publication Date: 
September 15, 2020

ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY

ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY
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ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY: AN INTEGRATIVE APPROACH, Seventh Edition, is the perfect book to help you succeed in your abnormal psychology course! Authors Barlow and Durand show you how psychological disorders are rooted in multiple factors: biological, psychological, cultural, social, familial, and even political. You can test your understanding of topics with the text's built-in concept checks and chapter quizzes.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781285755618
Publication Date: 
January 1, 2014
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Abnormal Psychology (looseleaf pages)

Abnormal Psychology (looseleaf pages)
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The eighth edition of Susan Nolen-Hoeksema's Abnormal Psychology continues her mission to create a program that blends the most contemporary research on psychological disorders with compassion for those who live with these disorders. Abnormal Psychology personalizes the human experience, while helping students think critically and apply their knowledge through activities in McGraw-Hill Education's digital learning platform, Connect. Connect for Abnormal Psychology includes the only adaptive reading experience on the market, McGraw-Hill Education SmartBook, as well as new Interactive Case Studies and the Faces of Abnormal Psychology video program.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781260080469
Publication Date: 
February 26, 2019

ABSTRACT ALGEBRA

ABSTRACT ALGEBRA
$44.99
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This carefully written textbook offers a thorough introduction to abstract algebra, covering the fundamentals of groups, rings and fields.

The first two chapters present preliminary topics such as properties of the integers and equivalence relations. The author then explores the first major algebraic structure, the group, progressing as far as the Sylow theorems and the classification of finite abelian groups. An introduction to ring theory follows, leading to a discussion of fields and polynomials that includes sections on splitting fields and the construction of finite fields. The final part contains applications to public key cryptography as well as classical straightedge and compass constructions.

Explaining key topics at a gentle pace, this book is aimed at undergraduate students. It assumes no prior knowledge of the subject and contains over 500 exercises, half of which have detailed solutions provided.

ISBN/SKU: 
9783319776484
Publication Date: 
April 26, 2018
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Acquiring the Major Speech Functions in Russian

Acquiring the Major Speech Functions in Russian
$39.95
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ISBN/SKU: 
9781465294425
Publication Date: 
April 11, 2016
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ACROPOLIS IN THE AGE OF PERICLES (W/CD) (P)

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This abridged and revised edition of the author's monumental The Athenian Acropolis: History, Mythology and Archaeology from the Neolithic Era to the Present (Cambridge, 1998) focuses specifically on the development of the Acropolis in the fifth century BC and the building program initiated by Pericles. Incorporating the latest discoveries and research on individual monuments of the Acropolis, this edition is illustrated with 145 halftones as well as a CD-ROM including 180 color images of the monuments of the Acropolis. Previous Edition Hb (1998): 0-521-41786-4 Previous Edition Pb (2000): 0-521-42834-3
ISBN/SKU: 
9780521527408
Publication Date: 
July 5, 2004