Author: James Q. Wilson
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2016-01-01
AMERICAN GOVERNMENT: INSTITUTIONS AND POLICIES, 15th Edition is a clear and approachable text for students trying to successfully understand American government. It sets the standard for examining current issues in American politics focusing on the importance of American governmental institutions, the historical development of governmental procedures and policies, and who governs in the United States and to what ends. It includes concise learning objectives, highlighted key concepts, and opportunities for practical application of contemporary debates on policy dynamics. These features allow students to identify important issues in American politics, maximize comprehension, and engage with the material in a meaningful way. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Alan P. Trujillo
Release Date: 2016-09-19
For courses in Oceanography. Oceanography: The Geological, Chemical, Biological, and Physical Essentials of Oceanography guides readers through the complexities of what lies beneath the ocean. With an interdisciplinary approach and accessible writing style, the text is engaging for all readers. The Twelfth Edition discusses the ocean’s biological, chemical, geological, and physical components for an in-depth understanding of this vast and elaborate topic. Complex concepts are made engaging with extensively revised art and interactive study aids that keep readers interested and excited about the material. Also available with MasteringOceanography ™ MasteringOceanography from Pearson is the leading online homework, tutorial, and assessment system, designed to improve results by engaging readers before, during, and after class with powerful content. Instructors ensure readers arrive ready to learn by assigning educationally effective content before class, and encourage critical thinking and retention with in-class resources such as Learning Catalytics. Readers can further master concepts after class through traditional and adaptive homework assignments that provide hints and answer-specific feedback. The Mastering gradebook records scores for all automatically graded assignments in one place, while diagnostic tools give instructors access to rich data to assess reader understanding and misconceptions. Mastering brings learning full circle by continuously adapting to each reader and making learning more personal than ever—before, during, and after class. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab™ & Mastering™ does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab & Mastering, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab & Mastering, search for: 0134113047 / 9780134113043 Essentials of Oceanography Plus MasteringOceanography with eText -- Access Card Package, 12/e Package consists of: 0134298063 / 9780134298061 MasteringOceanography with Pearson eText - ValuePack Access Card -- for Essentials of Oceanography 0134073541 / 9780134073545 Essentials of Oceanography
Author: Thomas Patterson
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Release Date: 2014-12-16
Genre: Political Science
We the People develops students’ political thinking skills through its innovative adaptive program. This brief program provides analytical tools that sharpen and deepen students’ understanding of American politics, and supports them in mastering the core concepts of the course by learning how—not what—to think about politics.
Author: James W. Kalat
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2015-01-01
Dr. James W. Kalat's BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY is the most widely used text in the course area, and for good reason: an extremely high level of scholarship, a clear and occasionally humorous writing style, and precise examples. Throughout all eleven editions, Kalat's goal has been to make biological psychology accessible to psychology students, not just to biology majors and pre-meds. Another goal has been to convey the excitement of the search for biological explanations of behavior, and Kalat delivers. Updated with new topics, examples, and recent research findings, the new edition continues this book's tradition of quality. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Combining the practical approach of a trade book with fundamental principles and theories, PUBLIC RELATIONS WRITING: STRATEGIES & STRUCTURES, 11th Edition, equips readers with the essential techniques and methods needed to write with understanding -- and purpose. The book thoroughly explains the different styles and techniques behind writing principles. Taking a decidedly strategic focus, the Eleventh Edition guides readers through a logical progression of PR writing. After exploring the roles and responsibilities of the PR writer, the book provides comprehensive coverage of writing principles, preparing to write, writing for select audiences and—finally—writing for crisis situations. The new edition also includes a new chapter on writing for social media, which focuses on the latest information in this changing arena. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Jon M. Shepard
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2012-01-01
Genre: Social Science
Well respected for its exceptional scholarship, readability, and accessibility, SOCIOLOGY is available at an affordable price. With a dynamic critical-thinking focus and a theoretically balanced presentation, this Advantage book is noteworthy for its use of SQ3R (Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review), its built-in student study guide, and its solid research orientation to the basic principles of sociology. Fascinating examples of high-interest topics, such as cyber bullying and stratification and the social impact of Hurricane Katrina, as well as current information on race, aging, globalization, religion, and mental health issues, ensure that this latest version of Shepard's respected text is contemporary and relevant. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: David Chappell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2015-12-02
Throughout its many editions, The Architect in Practice has remained a leading textbook used in the education of architects. While the content of the book has developed, the message and philosophy has remained constant: to provide students of architecture and young practitioners with a readable guide to the profession, outlining an architect's duties to their client and contractor, the key aspects of running a building contract, and the essentials of management, finance and drawing office procedure. The eleventh edition follows in that tradition. The text has been brought up to date to ensure it follows the new RIBA Plan of Work 2013 as the guide to the architect’s workflow. In addition, a number of changes to standard forms of contract were made with the publication of the JCT 2011 suite of contracts, and the RIBA Standard Form for the Appointment of an Architect 2010 (2012 Revision). These new forms are fully covered. In addition, the opportunity has been taken to reorganise the layout so that the content flows in a way that is more consistent with current architectural practice, and to deal with the increasing use of BIM. The eleventh edition of The Architect in Practice continues to provide the guidance and advice all students and practising architects need in the course of their studies and in their profession.
Author: Erich Goode
Release Date: 2016-06-10
Deviant Behavior provides a comprehensive study of the behavior, beliefs, conditions, and reactions to deviance, giving students a better understanding of this phenomenon. Deviance is discussed from the sociological perspectives of positivism and constructionism. Readers will grasp the reason behind deviant behavior through the positivist perspective and why certain actions, beliefs, and physical characteristics are condemned through the constructionist perspective. New to this edition: Two chapters on crime make clearer distinctions between criminalization of behavior, vs. criminal behavior itself More discussion of the relativity of deviance, including how murder is socially and legally constructed Expands the notion that conspiracy theory is a form of cognitive deviance New discussion furthers the difference between labeling theory and constructionism New Section on environmental pollution with reference to "green criminology" New section added on Deviance and Harm Newsworthy new features include: A Formerly Homeless Man Speaks Out Victimization and Abuse Mass Incarceration Stop and Frisk Missing Black Men? (with implications for families and demography) Arrest-Incarceration Gap Disparities in Sentencing The End of the Crime Decline? The Brother of a Murder Victim Speaks Out A Tattoo Collector Gets Inked Faculty-Student Sex Reflections on Studying BDSM
Author: John Morrissey
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Release Date: 2016-11
Introduction to the Biology of Marine Life is an introductory higher education textbook for students with no prior knowledge of marine biology. The book uses selected groups of marine organisms to provide a basic understanding of biological principles and processes that are fundamental to sea life.