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When life is linear : from computer graphics to bracketology /...When life is linear : from computer graphics to bracketology / Tim ChartierFrom simulating complex phenomenon on supercomputers to storing the coordinates needed in modern 3D printing, data is a huge and growing part of our world. A major tool to manipulate and study this data is linear algebra. This book introduces concepts of matrix algebra with an emphasis on application, particularly in the fields of computer graphics and data mining.
May it please the court : judicial processes and politics in...May it please the court : judicial processes and politics in America / Brian L. PortoThis dynamic new judicial process text is a practical, comprehensive, and engaging introduction to our judicial system.May It Please the Court is unique in two important ways: 1) it offers students an insider’s view of the courts not found in other texts, and 2) it gives equal attention to the effects of both political and legal influences, respectively, on judicial decisions.
Illustrating statistical procedures : finding meaning in...Illustrating statistical procedures : finding meaning in quantitative data / Ray W. CookseyProvides a comprehensive set of descriptions for various statistical procedures as they are applied in the conduct of behavioral and social science research.
More computer spots? You got it! Now there are four around the...More computer spots? You got it! Now there are four around the ever popular atrium. These print to the new printers on the second floor.
Water by the spoonful / by Quiara Alegría HudesSomewhere in...Water by the spoonful / by Quiara Alegría HudesSomewhere in Philadelphia, Elliot has returned from Iraq and is struggling to find his place in the world. Somewhere in a chat room, recovering addicts forge an unbreakable bond of support and love. The boundaries of family and community are stretched across continents and cyberspace as birth families splinter and online families collide.
When you come back to campus, stop by the library and ask about...When you come back to campus, stop by the library and ask about all the awesome changes! More places to work on the computers, FIVE printers, and *cloud printing*! Keep following us this week for sneak peeks of the other great new things we have in store! #omgsmc #smclibrary (at Saint Mary’s College Library)
The presumed alliance : the unspoken conflict between Latinos...The presumed alliance : the unspoken conflict between Latinos and Blacks and what it means for America / Nicolás C. VacaAs Latinos and African Americans increasingly live side by side in large urban centers as well as in suburban clusters, the idealized concept of a “rainbow coalition” would suggest that these two disenfranchised groups are natural political allies. Such a notion would be based on the presumption of a commonality between the two groups that serves as the glue for forming political and economic alliances on a mass level.
Native diasporas : indigenous identities and settler...Native diasporas : indigenous identities and settler colonialism in the Americas / edited by Gregory D. Smithers, Brooke N. NewmanThe arrival of European settlers in the Americas disrupted indigenous lifeways, and the effects of colonialism shattered Native communities. Forced migration and human trafficking created a diaspora of cultures, languages, and people. Gregory D. Smithers and Brooke N. Newman have gathered the work of leading scholars, including Bill Anthes, Duane Champagne, Daniel Cobb, Donald Fixico, and Joy Porter, among others, in examining an expansive range of Native peo...
Missing microbes : how the overuse of antibiotics is fueling...Missing microbes : how the overuse of antibiotics is fueling our modern plagues / Martin J. Blaser, MD.A critically important and startling look at the harmful effects of overusing antibiotics, from the field’s leading expert Tracing one scientist’s journey toward understanding the crucial importance of the microbiome, this revolutionary book will take readers to the forefront of trail-blazing research while revealing the damage that overuse of antibiotics is doing to our health: contributing to the rise of obesity, asthma, diabetes, and certain forms of cancer.
Alien skies : planetary atmospheres from Earth to exoplanets /...Alien skies : planetary atmospheres from Earth to exoplanets / Frédéric J. PontPlanetary atmospheres are complex and evolving entities, as mankind is rapidly coming to realize whilst attempting to understand, forecast and mitigate human-induced climate change. In the Solar System, our neighbors Venus and Mars provide striking examples of two endpoints of planetary evolution, runaway greenhouse and loss of atmosphere to space.
Caffeinated : how our daily habit helps, hurts, and hooks us /...Caffeinated : how our daily habit helps, hurts, and hooks us / Murray CarpenterExposes the truth about caffeine, the unregulated, addictive drug found in common drinks and pain medications and explains how it affects mood and athletic performance, how it is used to cement buying patterns and its role in obesity and anxiety.
Deep thinking : what mathematics can teach us about the mind /...Deep thinking : what mathematics can teach us about the mind / William ByersAlthough mathematical proofs are often presented in systematic language, the deep thought that generates new mathematical and scientific ideas is far different from rule-based thought. An essential part of creativity, deep though is considered to be the default state of the mind by the author of this compelling book.
The unfinished twentieth century / Jonathan SchellIn this brief,...The unfinished twentieth century / Jonathan SchellIn this brief, elegant, urgent work, Jonathan Schell, the author of The Fate of the Earth, proposes that the defining characteristic of the twentieth century was the uncontrolled acceleration of humankind’s capacity for self-destruction, manifested in ‘policies of extermination’, which culminated in the construction of the species-threatening nuclear arsenals of the Cold War.
Rural radicals : from Bacon’s Rebellion to the Oklahoma...Rural radicals : from Bacon’s Rebellion to the Oklahoma City bombing / Catherine McNicol StockWhen terrorists blew up the Alfred R. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, a shocked nation could scarcely imagine that the perpetrators were home-grown. If they were, Catherine McNicol Stock explains, they participated in a long tradition of rural extremism.
An empire of wealth : the epic history of American economic...An empire of wealth : the epic history of American economic power / John Steele GordonAn Empire of Wealth is an epic that mirrors the remarkable trajectory of America’s history. Featuring a cast of entrepreneurial icons that includes John D. Rockefeller, Henry Ford, and Bill Gates, this is a story full of euphoria and disaster, daring and timidity, great men and utter fools.
Hidden : a child’s story of the Holocaust / written by...Hidden : a child’s story of the Holocaust / written by Loïc DauvillierIn this gentle, poetic young graphic novel, Dounia, a grandmother, tells her granddaughter the story even her son has never heard: how, as a young Jewish girl in Paris, she was hidden away from the Nazis by a series of neighbors and friends who risked their lives to keep her alive when her parents had been taken to concentration camps.
The sixth extinction : an unnatural history / Elizabeth...The sixth extinction : an unnatural history / Elizabeth KolbertOver the last half-billion years, there have been five mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on earth suddenly and dramatically contracted. Scientists around the world are currently monitoring the sixth extinction, predicted to be the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs. This time around, the cataclysm is us.
You’ll notice some new wording regarding the two...You’ll notice some new wording regarding the two “Silent Study Zones” in the Library. Answering to overwhelming student request, and doing what we can do with the physical (and acoustic) limitations of the building, please only use these rooms for silent studying. Conversations (as quiet and brief as they may be) and group work can take place anywhere else. #smclibrary #omgsmc #stuffhappened
More seats! The reduction in third floor periodicals (thanks to...More seats! The reduction in third floor periodicals (thanks to online journals packages being purchased) has brought about more space for you. Need to “get away” to concentrate? Come on up to the 3rd floor! #smclibrary #stuffhappened
Why I don’t write children’s literature : (and other...Why I don’t write children’s literature : (and other stories) / Gary SotoGary Soto is a poet and, in a previous writing life, an author of children’s literature. Moreover, he is an essayist whose works have been celebrated for their openness and vivid image-making. In this volume, the poet again offers prose that is robust, confessional, and peculiar in its observations.