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Advanced Organic Chemistry, Part A: Structure and Mechanisms

The two-part, fifth edition of Advanced Organic Chemistry has been substantially revised and reorganized for greater clarity. The material has been... updated to reflect advances in the field since the previous edition, especially in computational chemistry. Part A covers fundamental structural topics and basic mechanistic types. It can stand-alone; together, with Part B: Reaction and Synthesis, the two volumes provide a comprehensive foundation for the study in organic chemistry. Companion websites provide digital models for study of structure, reaction and selectivity for students and exercise solutions for instructors.
 

Modern Organic Synthesis

Written for the organic synthesis portion of the advanced organic chemistry course (taken by seniors and graduate students), Zweifel and Nantz's concise... new text covers the essentials with exceptional coherence and clarity without bogging students down with too much unnecessary material.
 

Soil Chemistry and its Applications (Cambridge Environmental Chemistry Series)

This text, aimed at upper-division undergraduate students, begins by defining the relationship among soil chemistry and other fields, such as plant... science and pollution science. A detailed description of the components of soils follows, including inorganic, mineral, and organic matter. The book addresses cogent issues, such as soil fertility and soil pollution. The concluding chapter reviews future analytic advances in the study of soil chemistry, emphasizing the importance of the soil chemist in equitable and sustainable land use and agricultural policy.
 

Air Composition and Chemistry (Cambridge Environmental Chemistry Series)

This book is about the atmosphere and humanity's influence on it. For this new edition, Brimblecombe has rewritten and updated much of the book. In the... early chapters, he discusses the geochemical, biological and maritime sources of the trace gases. Next, he examines the chemistry of atmospheric gases, suspended particles, and rainfall. After dealing with the natural atmosphere, he examines the sources of air pollution and its effects, with all scenarios updated from the last edition. Scenarios include decline in health, damage to plants and animals, indoor pollution, and acid rain. The final chapters, also revised, are concerned with the chemistry and evolution of the atmospheres of the planets of the solar system. Students with an interest in chemistry and the environmental sciences will find this book highly valuable.
 

Organotransition Metal Chemistry: From Bonding to Catalysis

Organotransition Metal Chemistry From Bonding to Catalysis provides a selective, but thorough and authoritative coverage of the fundamentals of... organometallic chemistry, the elementary reactions of these complexes, and many catalytic processes occurring through organometallic intermediates. Built upon the foundation established by the classic text by Collman, Hegedus, Norton and Finke, this text consists of new or thoroughly updated and restructured chapters and provides an in-depth view into mechanism, reaction scope, and applications.
 

Spectrochemical Analysis

A Sr/Grad-level text on analytical spectrometric methods. Emphasizes general principles and quantitative expressions for signals and... signal-to-noise ratio. Instrumentation methodology and performance characteristics for all major optical, atomic, and molecular techniques are discussed.
 

Reading Culture (8th Edition)

Acclaimed for its compelling readings and provocative images, Reading Culture provides outstanding instruction on how to read and write critically... about the culture that surrounds us.
 

Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America

Our sharpest and most original social critic goes "undercover" as an unskilled worker to reveal the dark side of American prosperity.Millions of... Americans work full time, year round, for poverty-level wages. In 1998, Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join them. She was inspired in part by the rhetoric surrounding welfare reform, which promised that a job -- any job -- can be the ticket to a better life. But how does anyone survive, let alone prosper, on $6 an hour? To find out, Ehrenreich left her home, took the cheapest lodgings she could find, and accepted whatever jobs she was offered. Moving from Florida to Maine to Minnesota, she worked as a waitress, a hotel maid, a cleaning woman, a nursing-home aide, and a Wal-Mart sales clerk. She lived in trailer parks and crumbling residential motels. Very quickly, she discovered that no job is truly "unskilled," that even the lowliest occupations require exhausting mental and muscular effort. She also learned that one job is not enough; you need at least two if you int to live indoors.Nickel and Dimed reveals low-rent America in all its tenacity, anxiety, and surprising generosity -- a land of Big Boxes, fast food, and a thousand desperate stratagems for survival. Read it for the smoldering clarity of Ehrenreich's perspective and for a rare view of how "prosperity" looks from the bottom. You will never see anything -- from a motel bathroom to a restaurant meal -- in quite the same way again.
 

Understanding Digital Culture

This is more than just another book on Internet studies. Tracing the pervasive influence of 'digital culture' throughout contemporary life, this text... integrates socio-economic understandings of the 'information society' with the cultural studies approach to production, use, and consumption of digital media and multimedia. Refreshingly readable and packed with examples from profiling databases and mashups to cybersex and the truth about social networking, Understanding Digital Culture: ? crosses disciplines to give a balanced account of the social, economic and cultural dimensions of the information society ? illuminates the increasing importance of mobile, wireless and converged media technologies in everyday life ? unpacks how the information society is transforming and challenging traditional notions of crime, resistance, war and protest, community, intimacy and belonging ? charts the changing cultural forms associated with new media and its consumption, including music, gaming, microblogging and online identity ? illustrates the above through a series of contemporary, in-depth case studies of digital culture. This is the perfect text for students looking for a full account of the information society, virtual cultures, sociology of the Internet and new media.
 

The Turn of the Screw (Penguin Classics)

Henry James, a master of haunting atmosphere and riveting tension, presents one of the most famous ghost stories of all time. A young governess is... sent to a country home to take charge of two orphans, and unsettled by a sense of intense evil within the house, becomes obsessed with the belief that malevolent forces are stalking the children in her care. Growing increasingly uneasy, she becomes drawn into a frightening battle against an unspeakable evil that may or may not be real.