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A User's Guide for Planet Earth provides students with an exploration of the fundamental components of Earth's environmental systems, their interactions, and the way society affects and is affected by alterations in climate, ecosystems, hydrology, and various additional factors. Concise and targeted, the text distills essential environmental science concepts into an easy-to-understand and high... read more
Exploring the Roots of Social Theory and Inquiry: Making Sense of Social Life gives students the tools they need to uncover, describe, and evaluate the theorizing that underlies social studies, and then shows them how to do their own theorizing. This hybrid text analyzes well-known social studies addressing contemporary issues of interest to students. It instructs through examples that demonst... read more
Developed for helping professionals, Counseling Theory and Practice explains what it means to be an effective helper, discusses foundations of classic counseling and psychotherapy theories, provides an overview of emerging theories, and gives students the opportunity to develop their own approaches to counseling and psychotherapy practice. The book is organized into four primary sections, each... read more
Teaching From the Heart: Critical Communication Pedagogy in the Communication Classroom uses a social-justice framework to introduce beginning instructors to classroom pedagogy. Readers will learn the history, vocabulary, and skill set needed to recognize teaching and learning as sites for humanization, transformation, and growth. Topics include mentoring as an act of love, assessment, power, ... read more
Macro Social Work Practice: Working for Change in a Multicultural Society explores the dynamics and practice implications of increasingly diverse communities, organizations, and social service networks and helps students develop the skills to work successfully in these contexts. The book gives students the foundational skills and knowledge required for effective practice in social service and ... read more
Solutions Manual to Chemistry: A Fundamental Overview of Essential Principles is a companion workbook to Chemistry: A Fundamental Overview of Essential Principles. The original problems from the textbook are included in full, along with detailed explanations that reference the related sections of the main textbook. This solutions manual can also be used as a source of additional problems to su... read more
Writing Winning Proposals: Public Relations Cases teaches students, as well as practitioners, how to conceptualize and write public relations plans and proposals from the perspective of the plan reviewer — typically non-public relations practitioners. The process illustrated within the book is designed to win approval from the plan reviewers and to foster a path for award-winning plan writing.... read more
A Social Psychology Research Experience is a workbook that offers students a hands-on introduction to how social psychologists develop and test their research questions. Used in conjunction with a comprehensive instructor's manual, this workbook includes skill building and interactive group activities that lead students through hypothesis generation, experimental design, the institutional revi... read more
Resolve: Strategies, Thoughts, and Beliefs for Healthy Living coaches readers through major lifestyle changes that can lead to better physical, emotional, and spiritual health. It helps them recognize emotions, beliefs, and behavior patterns that work against them and replace them with healthier choices.Part One encourages readers to focus on health rather than worrying about weight by address... read more
From Wonder to Wisdom: Introductory Readings in Philosophy familiarizes students with key, foundational selections in Western philosophy. It features engaging readings about God, the mind, knowledge, and human morality to help students better understand both themselves and those around them. The anthology begins with a part dedicated to Socrates, known as the "father" of Western philosophy and... read more
Written specifically for upper-level undergraduate finance courses that focus on short-term financial management, working capital, and treasury management, this revised 5th edition of Short-Term Financial Management provides a comprehensive overview of topics that are vital for anyone interested in a career in corporate finance. The opening chapter reviews the time value of money and the basic... read more
This textbook is intended for use in a course on scientific thought. It includes a mixture of classic readings from the great figures in science and in the philosophy of science, as well as practical essays on scientific methodology, ethics and pseudoscience. Students will be introduced to the scientific world view: its sphere and limitations. The book develops the methodology, epistemology, h... read more
Ignite the Soul: The Art of Figure Drawing contains everything you need to learn to master the challenge of drawing the human figure. Uniting concepts from Chinese calligraphy and Western traditional art, Han Dai-Yu maps out a step-by-step approach suitable for both established artists looking to transcend their current approach and novices looking for a way to begin. Part One: The Fundamental... read more
Today's world requires professionals to write successfully across a variety of media, encompassing everything from public relations to Twitter accounts. What's the Story? provides students with a comprehensive overview of different genre writing skills and prepares them to write successfully in the working world. The book offers a general introduction to effective communication and good writin... read more
The Energy of Physics, Part I: Classical Mechanics and Thermodynamics provides students the opportunity to learn physics the way in which physicists understand the discipline. In contrast to standard textbooks, which introduce forces first, this text begins with classical mechanics using the concept of energy conservation. By inverting the standard order of presentation, the book enables stude... read more
The Energy of Physics Part II: Electricity and Magnetism steps away from the traditional chronological organization of material and instead groups similar topics together, thus enabling students to better understand potentials and fields and the relationship between electricity and magnetism. In the first section of the text, the concepts of potential and field are introduced in the context of... read more
"Space and Space Travel is a comprehensive introductory overview of subject matter related to exploration of the solar system. After an initial discussion of energy, power, and the atom, the book explores the Sun and its impact on planets and the space environment, the conditions in space, the fundamentals of space travel, and planetary destinations. Specific topics include the solar interior ... read more
Big Bang: From Myths to Model is a chronological, scientific treatment of the history of astronomy as a science. Beginning with ancient cultures and ending with the modern era, this book explores how humanity has studied the universe, what we claim to know about it, and why we claim to know it. Through ten chapters, the book traces astronomy from its roots in ancient ideas of cosmology and geo... read more
Like quantitative analysis itself, the text Social Research begins with a question. Why do social scientists use numbers to talk about everything from the stock market to human emotions? Social Research provides an answer with its common sense approach to the quantitative scientific method. The book balances imagination and reason with theoretical and mathematical information processing to hel... read more
"The anthology Organizational Behavior: A New Three Dimensional Leadership Paradigm introduces learners to the complexities of effective leadership, organizational behavior, and strategic planning. Over the course of the book the material addresses leadership types and functions, organizational change, capacity building, strategic planning, a three dimensional leadership model, and three “E's”... read more
Written for students in training and those new to the helping profession, Intentional Counseling: Practice Guided by Theory blends theory, practice, and guided personalized application to help readers move from simply gathering and receiving information to using information effectively to help their clients. The book discusses the importance of acquiring the necessary cognitive skills to “thin... read more
This text offers a comprehensive introduction to the basic tenets of mental health-related counseling. Aimed at graduate-level students studying mental health counseling, school counseling, or similarly related professions, this text will enable students to become familiar with the foundational skills required to implement various counseling approaches and to work in diverse counseling environ... read more
This is the hard cover version of Principles of Real Estate Accounting and Taxation. The text combines both accounting and taxation within one book specific to commercial real estate. The book is relevant to students of real estate as well as investors, developers, brokers, lenders, accountants, lawyers, and others working in the commercial real estate industry. The book includes the following... read more
From Data to Decision: A Handbook for the Modern Business Analyst provides readers with a comprehensive guide to understanding the inherent value of business analytics, building critical skill sets to conduct effective analyses, deriving valuable insight from analyses, and guiding management and other personnel toward well-informed, strategic decisions that bolster the health of a company or o... read more
"Introduction to Philosophy allows students to sharpen critical analytic skills while experiencing the world of thought involved in philosophy. The book exposes readers to the ideas that have shaped the world since the time of Socrates. It challenges students' assumptions about questions of life, death, and community. Introduction to Philosophy engages students in philosophical topics that can... read more
French Fairy Tales: Essays on a Major Literary Tradition provides a unique opportunity to revisit and deepen our appreciation and understanding of French fairy tales, many of which we can recall with a sense of wonder from childhood. These carefully selected essays, written by a variety of distinguished scholars, introduce and analyze the original versions of many French fairy tales published ... read more
Race and Racism in the West: Crusades to the Present is an anthology for use in courses on multiculturalism and ethnicity. The book addresses some of the western hemisphere’s historical attitudes about racial identity. These include the concept of white privilege, the presence of paternalism, and the medieval origins of racialization based on blood in Spain. A discussion of the psychology of t... read more
"Designed to be highly practical, Español Comercial is a concise, well-organized resource for advanced, fluent students who want to improve their speaking skills in Spanish for business purposes. The book increases vocabulary and teaches speaking skills for use in professional environments. A practical tool for improving cross-cultural communication, the text also helps students recognize and ... read more
"Conversations at the Intersection of Science and Society is an anthology that introduces students to important concepts in the biological sciences and explores the intersection of these concepts with philosophy, ethics, religion, politics, and public policy. Readings are organized by topic and include selections from a variety of sources and perspectives. With brief introductions to each topi... read more
"Grammar in the Generative Sentence: Parts of Mature Prose shows how grammar and rhetoric complement each other in generative sentences, with their multiple statements in hierarchical patterns. Some books have collected stunning sample sentences; others are grammar handbooks. This book reveals the grammatical constituents of fine writing, culminating with a statistical summary of proportions a... read more
"The Philosophy of Human Movement takes a new approach to movement by stepping away from data collection, statistical analysis, and objectification and focusing instead on experiences and stories. These stories and experiences are designed to help students develop a personal philosophy of sport, movement activity, exercise, play, and games. Students explore a passion for movement activity, dua... read more
Creative Art: Methods and Materials educates readers about a variety of art methods and the ways different civilizations have used them in artistic expression. Each of the fourteen chapters is designed around a specific art method and material, and includes examples of art works and the artists who created them. Students learn about bronze casting, stone carving, clay sculpture, woodcuts and p... read more
Designed for education students and pre-service teachers, Writer's Workshop in the College Classroom: Cultivating Original Voices in an Authentic Contextteaches readers how to implement the Writer's Workshop model in a college classroom. The book also shares the author's unique teaching experiences to illuminate the challenges and successes that come with introducing the model to a course. The... read more
Essentials of Career Focused Counseling: Integrating Theory, Practice, and Neuroscience posits that career counseling, rather than being vocational rehabilitation, career guidance, or employment counseling, is counseling related to career issues. This vital shift in understanding changes the counseling approach and frees counselors to engage from an empowered perspective with career-related pr... read more
9/11, the War on Terror, and the Sociology of Mass Media explores the cultural and political impact of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, with particular emphasis on the media's role in constructing meanings in the wake of the tragedy. The carefully selected readings within this anthology tell the story of how 9/11 was "created"--that is, how the story of the event was told, and how ... read more
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