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Calculus Two For Biologists: Higher Order Models and Their Analysis By James Peterson
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This book tries to show beginning biology majors how mathematics, computer science and biology can be usefully and pleasurably intertwined. After the necessary start up costs to develop... More > some essential calculus tools, we use a few select models to illustrate how these three fields influence each other in interesting and useful ways. Indeed, we believe that the three must be considered as part of a larger whole and that the use of these ideas is perhaps best described as an emergent phenomena! And we must always be careful to make sure our use of mathematics gives us insight. This fourth edition again adds a bit more biology and polishes the mathematical and numerical discussions. In addition,more exercises have been added and additional typographical errors have been found and corrected.< Less
The Orphan, the Soulcatcher, and the Black Blizzard By Kimberlee Ann Bastian
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Most of his life, Charlie Reese has been surrounded by a loving family and all the comforts of home. But when a house fire claims them, he and his cousin, Jimmy are sent to an orphanage in the heart... More > of ‘Depression Era’ Chicago. A year later, Charlie’s life is shaken by yet another tragedy and with it comes the mysterious introduction of a secretive runaway, named Bartholomew. As Charlie begins to discover more about his new companion, he unknowingly becomes a participant in a two-hundred year old secret. Come the morning of the Black Blizzard, Charlie finds he must make a choice - flee the destiny laden at his feet or take on his responsibility and follow a path full of supernatural wonders.< Less
The Agency By M. L. Caggiano
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The life of Eddie Bartlett, a lonely, timid Wall Street research analyst, changes dramatically after he hires The Reynard Agency to help him meet beautiful women using their unique dating... More > system. What he didn’t know, what no one knew, was that he would meet the girl of his dreams and that death and destruction would follow as he desperately tried to keep her.< Less
Rubbings of Ancient Maya Sculpture by Joan W. Patten (softcover color edition) By Carl D. Callaway
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Rubbings of Ancient Maya Sculpture by Joan W. Patten (softcover color edition) American Sculptor Joan W. Patten (1924-2005) lived and traveled extensively throughout Guatemala from 1965-1982. The... More > Guatemalan government granted Joan official, carte blanche permission to make molds, casts and replicas of ancient Preclassic (1500 BC-250 AD) and Classic (250-900 AD) Maya relief sculpture. Her replicas of Maya stelae currently stand in Guatemala’s Museo Nacional de Arqueología y Etnología, the National Zoo and at the Museo Popol Vuh gardens at Francisco Marroquín University. In addition to the replicas, she executed hundreds of rubbings in oils on colored fabric. With a sculptor’s touch and infinite patience, she rendered images onto cloth that are remarkably sharp in detail and line. The rubbings include images that preserve an abundance of information about Maya sculptural traditions, iconography, hieroglyphic writing, mythology and history.< Less