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The only volume on higher education law written specifically for nursing faculty, this volume imparts the basic foundations of the legal, professional, and ethical issues that concern faculty on a daily basis. It clearly defines the legal rights of students, professors, and educational institutions along with the case laws supporting those rights. Each chapter contains a vivid legal scenario, related legal principles and theoretical foundations, and critical thinking questions. Written by an author who is both a nurse educator and attorney, the volume emphasizes sound decision making so that readers can successfully navigate the complex legal issues confronting them in the faculty role.
Legal research made simple! If you're searching for information in a real or virtual law library as a paralegal, law student, legal assistant, journalist, or lay person, finding and accessing the laws that you need to read can be a challenge. Turn to Legal Research, which outlines a systematic method to find answers and get results. In plain, readable English, Attorney Stephen Elias explains, with plenty of examples and instructions, how to: read and understand statues, regulations and cases evaluate cases for their value as precedent use all the basic tools of legal research practice what you've learned with "hands-on, library exercises, as well as hypothetical research problems and solutions This easy-to-use and understand book has been adopted as a text in many law schools and paralegal programs. This edition has been condensed to be more readable and includes an expanded discussion on the use of new legal research tools on the web.
Every day, people find themselves in legal situations. Mortgages are put in place, attorneys draw up wills, and credit cards are set up all the time. However, how many people actually understood the legal contracts they were signing? There's no excuse for being ignorant of the law when it comes to a dispute with a bank, a mortgage lender, or a lawyer. This book defines 1,000 essential words from the worlds of civil law, estates, lending, and elder affairs, such as abatement, residuary beneficiary, trust deed, variable rate mortgage, right of rescission, and more. Each word will be clearly defined, and includes a pronunciation key and an example of usage. This guide ensures you will know the law in no time!
With a consistent emphasis on precision and good organization, Legal Writing and Other Lawyering Skills, Fifth Edition, shows students how tod raft memoranda, opinion letters, pleadings, briefs, and other legal documents. But because communication in the practice of law occurs in specificcontexts, authors Nancy L. Schultz and Louis J. Sirico, Jr . teach other valuable lawyering skills, such as client counseling, negotiating,and how to present an oral argument before the court, in this timely andstudent-friendly text. Now with a more contemporary look that reflects a new publisher and revisions requested by users of the text, the Fifth Edition of Legal Writing and Other Lawyering Skills features: a straightforward and student-friendly approach, framed and supported by a logical organization, streamlined coverage that focuses on basic communication skills in practice, complete coverage of legal writing--with outstanding chapters on writing style and how to write a memo, in-depth instruction on legal analysis, oral argument, and how to write an appellate brief, a helpful preliminary overview of the American legal system, refreshed, updated, and carefully honed practice exercises, expanded coverage of electronic research, new coverage of electronic communication, format, etiquette, ethics, and liability, thoroughly up-to-date court citations, cases, and sample documents, generous use of sample documents within the text and in the Appendices. The focused exercises and examples in Legal Writing and Other Lawyering Skills, Fifth Edition, simulate the tasks performed by lawyers in practice and reflect the authors' forward-looking, practice-based approach to teaching writing and lawyering skills to law students.
A comprehensive listing of books by or about lesbians, prior to 1981. It includes some seven thousand titles, with annotations and a rating system to help the reader determine a book's significance.
Sedimentary Rocks looks at how sedimentary rocks form, change, move, evolve, erode, and are recycled around the world.
An accessible reference book of brief practical chapters on sixty-three Bible characters, in chronological order, with each life summarized in one sentence from Scripture providing informative and devotional content. When we read about biblical personalities, we often discover mirrors in which we see ourselves. This book presents the biographical descriptions of sixty-three key Bible characters, from Old and New Testaments, and summarizes each one in one statement from the Bible. The book includes the author's ?life sentence? and a challenge to the reader to determine what his or her life sentence is. The purpose is to help the reader ?meet himself/herself in the Bible? and take steps to grow in grace and in the knowledge of Christ.
Provides letters that can help you think of what to write.
From Homer to Hawthorne, Plato to Pascal, and Shakespeare to Solzhenitsyn, the great writers of Western civilization can be found in its pages. In addition, this new edition offers a much broader representation of women authors.
Burt (literature, Wesleyan University) updates his 2001 edition of the one hundred most influential writers of all time, adding twenty-five to the list. To decide on whom to include, Burt polled both other scholars and students. In the end, he also relied on his own judgment. While most of the writers are from the Western tradition, he also includes African, Chinese and Japanese works, all of which are available in English translations. The entries are arranged idiosyncratically. Each one contains a portrait (if possible) and begins with a quotation either from or about the author. Burt gives a thumbnail sketch of the person's life and work, along with the reason why he or she was selected. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The Literary Spy providesa unique view of the intelligence world through the words of its own major figures (and those fascinated with them) from ancient times to the present. CIA speechwriter and analyst Charles E. Lathrop has compiled and annotated more than 3,000 quotations from such disparate sources as the Bible, spy novels and movies, Shakespeare's plays, declassified CIA documents, memoirs, TV talk shows, and speeches from U. S. and foreign leaders and officials. Arranged in thematic categories with opening commentary for each section, the quotations speak for themselves. Together they serve both to illuminate a world famous for its secrets and deceptions and to show the extent to which intelligence has manifested itself in literature and in life. Engaging, informative, and often irreverent,The Literary Spyisan exceedingly satisfying book--one that meets the needs of the serious researcher just as ably as those of the armchair spy in pursuit of an evening's entertainment.
Dedicated to the interlocking processes of reading and writing, this book contains carefully chosen literary selections, and each chapter contains detailed information on and sample essays for writing about literature.
The third edition of Literature: A Portable Anthology presents, in a compact and highly affordable format, an ample and flexible choice of fiction, poetry, and drama for introductory literature courses. Arranged chronologically by genre, the stories, poems, and plays are complemented by editorial matter that offers enough help for students learning to think, read, and write about literature, without interfering with their enjoyment of the literary works.
This Second Edition of Diana Ridley's bestselling guide to the literature review outlines practical strategies for reading and note taking, and guides the reader on how to conduct a systematic search of the available literature, and uses cases and examples throughout to demonstrate best practice in writing and presenting the review. New to this edition are examples drawn from a wide range of disciplines, a new chapter on conducting a systematic review, increased coverage of issues of evaluating quality and conducting reviews using online sources and online literature and enhanced guidance in dealing with copyright and permissions issues.
This book is a brief collection of stories, poems, and plays, accompanied by class-tested, reliable pedagogy and unique features that bring literature to life for students.
A collection of biographical anecdotes about famous people.
For first year composition and undergraduate courses across the curriculum. The Little, Brown Essential Handbook , Eighth Edition, is a brief, accessible, and inexpensive pocket-sized handbook that answers questions about writing in the disciplines, the writing process, grammar and usage, research writing, and documentation. Teaching and Learning Experience This text will provide a better teaching and learning experience--for you and your students. It provides: · Minimal terminology, clear explanations and examples, and pointers for ESL writers: Help students at all levels of learning. · Extensive sections on academic writing, research writing, source documentation, and document design: Support writers in all disciplines. · Convenient pocket size, four-color design, spiral binding, and numerous reference aids: Make the book convenient to carry and easy to use.
The handbook can help students build the writing skills they need to prepare for college-level coursework in many disciplines like developing paragraphs, punctuate quotations, write a college-application essay etc.
This pocket-sized reference on key development data for over 200 countries provides profiles of each country with 54 development indicators about people, environment, economy, technology and infrastructure, trade, and finance.
In this entertaining, informative collection, readers discover the idiosyncrasies-- sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic-- of twenty famous artists, including Michelangelo, Cassatt, van Gogh, Kahlo, and Warhol. Fresh, spirited, and unconventional.
Presents twenty true stories of athletes--mostly admirable, occasionally quirky-- whose physical accomplishments create a world of thrills and spills.
Updated with a new chapter on the Windsors, including the death of Diana, this reference offers a concise guide to the great dynasties of English royalty.
The lives of twenty composers and musicians, ranging from Vivaldi, Mozart, and Bach to Gershwin, Gilbert 6a Sullivan, and Woody Guthrie, are profiled in this eclectic, humorous, and informative collection.
Written toward the layperson, this is a recounting of a 2 year national study of hunger in America. The authors, plus multiple field teams, traveled America looking at the growing number of hungry people, their changing demographics and the causes of that hunger. The book includes an extensive index, useful for research purposes.
A book for everything magical in 2008 including moon phases, magical trends, sabbits, and much more.
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