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This anthology of primary readings in sociological theory covers the major theorists and schools from classic to contemporary, modernist, and postmodernist, in a chronological organization. Its comprehensive coverage makes this book appealing as a main text for professors who want to encourage students to read and interpret original sources or as a supplement for those who use a traditional main text.
This book uses best-practice teaching strategies and routines to help students in early grades develop reading comprehension skills assessed by the Common Core.
Ready to Write 1, Third Edition, is a revision of Get Ready to Write, the first book in the highly-successful three-book Ready to Write series. The book teaches beginning students the composition skills they need to be successful writers in and out of the classroom. A fresh new design, updated content throughout, and a host of new activities reinforce the approach that has made the Ready to Write series a classroom favorite for more than two decades. Features: Updated examples and model paragraphs illustrate organizing elements such as topic sentences, supporting details, and signal words. Step-by-step activities guide students in comparing and contrasting, describing, analyzing data, writing test answers, and summarizing. Varied, contextualized writing tasks help students with real-life tasks. Editing and proofreading exercises encourage students to refine their writing skills. New Grammar Guide section presents important grammar points and practice items to boost accuracy. Ready to Write also includes: Ready to Write 2 Ready to Write 3
Essential reading for those who work in global health, this practical handbook focuses on what might be the most important lesson of the last fifty years: that collaboration is the best way to make health resources count for disadvantaged people around the world. Designed as a learning resource to catalyze fresh thinking, Real Collaboration draws from case studies of teams struggling to combat smallpox, river blindness, polio, and other health threats. In honest appraisals, participants share their missteps as well as their successes. Based on these stories, as well as on analyses of many other enterprises, this accessible, engaging book distills the critical factors that can increase the likelihood of success for those who are launching or managing a new partnership. Features a solutions-oriented approach; Covers leadership skills, management approaches and lessons from experienced project teams; Information is clearly presented in graphics, sidebars, checklists, and other useful features; Supplementary teaching aids including a DVD and additional online resources.
Drawing a completely new road map toward a sustainable future, Jack M. Hollander contends that our most critical environmental problem is global poverty. His balanced, authoritative, and lucid book challenges widely held beliefs that economic development and affluence pose a major threat to the world's environment and resources. Pointing to the great strides that have been made toward improving and protecting the environment in the affluent democracies, Hollander makes the case that the essential prerequisite for sustainability is a global transition from poverty to affluence, coupled with a transition to freedom and democracy. The Real Environmental Crisis takes a close look at the major environment and resource issues--population growth; climate change; agriculture and food supply; our fisheries, forests, and fossil fuels; water and air quality; and solar and nuclear power. In each case, Hollander finds compelling evidence that economic development and technological advances can relieve such problems as food shortages, deforestation, air pollution, and land degradation, and provide clean water, adequate energy supplies, and improved public health. The book also tackles issues such as global warming, genetically modified foods, automobile and transportation technologies, and the highly significant Endangered Species Act, which Hollander asserts never would have been legislated in a poor country whose citizens struggle just to survive. Hollander asks us to look beyond the media's doomsday rhetoric about the state of the environment, for much of it is simply not true, and to commit much more of our resources where they will do the most good--to lifting the world's population out of poverty.
Real Essays is the essay-level book in Susan Anker's highly successful series of writing texts that motivate students with their message that writing is an essential skill in college and in real life-and that this skill is achievable. It maintains its emphasis on what really matters by focusing on the four most serious errors (fragments, run-ons, subject-verb agreement problems, and verb form problems) and gives students what they need to succeed in college and become stronger academic writers.
Real Estate and Property Law for Paralegals provides a solid foundation in the basics including the practicalities of daily legal work. Its broad coverage of all the key topics that paralegals need to know includes basic elements of real property, different methods used to record and describe property, transfer of title, the rights associated with real estate ownership,elements of real estate contracts, landlord/tenant law, deeds, mortgages,restrictions on land use, title insurance and title examinations, the closing process, and tax implications. Practical skills are emphasized throughout the book so that students will develop a true understanding of what it is like to practice in the real world. An easy-to-read and engaging style utilizes numerous examples and illustrations, always emphasizing the practical nature of real estate law. Each chapter opens with objectives and closes with Key Terms, Review Questions, and Practical Applications exercises. In every chapter, an "Issue at a Glance" box summarizes important legal concepts, and"Skills You Need in the Real World" sections highlight particular paralegal skills. Marginal definitions; numerous figures, tables, and forms; and case excerpts that discuss legal theory and applications round out the significant pedagogy. Additionally, Websites that can help students gather more information are strategically placed. An in-depth Instructor's Manual includes a test bank, lesson plans, suggested syllabi, web resources, additional assignments and PowerPoint slides for each chapter. The revised Third Edition provides a wealth of updated forms and cases. New website references make the book current, and fine-tuned text discussions have been expanded where appropriate. A new interactive workbook is available at the website to accompany the book.
Ideal for anyone new to real estate development, the fourth edition of this bestselling book covers each stage of the process step by step, explaining the basics of idea conception, feasibility, planning, financing, market analysis, contract negotiation, construction, marketing, and asset management. Thoroughly updated, the book includes material on financing and marketing.
An insightful and original analysis of the competing ways that Indian identity is defined, followed by a discussion of a new way of defining Indian-ness, which the author calls "indigenous theory."
The study of investment under uncertainty was stagnant for several decades, until recent developments in real options provided the tools to revitalize the field. The techniques and insights derived from option pricing can now be used to quantify the elusive elements of managerial operating flexibility and strategic interactions ignored or underestimated by conventional Net Present Value and other quantitative approaches. Topics covered include the reasons for the under-investment problem and conceptual frameworks for viewing productive investment opportunities as real options; useful valuation building blocks; the quantifying of various types of real options separately and in combination; strategic aspects of investment under uncertainty; numerical analysis techniques; a variety of applications, including the valuing of natural resources, R&D and pioneer ventures, land development, strategic acquisitions, government subsidies, power plants and pollution options, flexible manufacturing, and multinational operations; and empirical evidence from oil leasing, land prices, and discontinued operations.
Real Skills with Readings offers practical, accessible coverage of basic sentence skills and step-by-step guidance on writing paragraphs. Like the other books in the Anker series, Real Skills motivates students with its message that writing is an essential and achievable skill. Real Skills connects engaging grammar and writing instruction with an emphasis on critical thinking and reading skills -- the keys to successful writing. Real-world examples, assignments, and readings show students the relevance of writing to all aspects of their lives. Real Skills with Readings is now integrated with LearningCurve -- online, adaptive quizzing activities that reinforce what students learn in the book.
The Real World succeeds in classrooms, because it focuses on the perspective that students care about mostly their own. In every chapter, the authors use activities, examples from everyday life, and popular culture to draw students into thinking sociologically and to make abstract concepts more concrete.
Intended for beginner to intermediate photographers, this guide provides a foundation in the fundamentals of digital photography from discussions of basic equipment to post-production techniques. Divided into sections covering cameras and accessories, photography fundamentals, digital processing and presentation and output, chapters provide both theory and practical instruction and include detailed color example photographs and illustrations of techniques. This third edition is updated to include the latest camera technologies. The authors are professional photographers and photography writers. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
Los estudiantes de hoy en día esperan hablar un español relevante y real y el ciclo de textos de esta colección permite que ellos se encuentren con un lenguaje real, con actividades reales, cultura real y un aprendizaje del idioma real, con los apoyos de la tecnología que tanto motivan a los alumnos. Arte, fotografías, trabalenguas y otros ítemes son tratados en cada capítulo de manera conjunta, haciendo muy fácil integrar el lenguaje, la cultura y la comunicación en el salón de clases. En el nivel 2 encontrarás los temas: tu día escolar, un evento especial, tú y tu comunidad, recuerdos del pasado, en las noticias, la televisión y el cine, buen provecho, cómo ser un buen turista? y, cómo será el futuro?
A Spanish-English learning work book.
Jerrold J. Katz develops a new philosophical position integrating realism and rationalism. Realism here means that the objects of study in mathematics and other formal sciences are abstract; rationalism means that our knowledge of them is not empirical.
The Volume Three Realms of Gold series brings together all the shorter literary works taught in the Core Knowledge Sequence for the middle school grades. Volume Three includes those for grade eight. Each volume also offers additional classic works in every genre for teachers and students interested in supplementary readings.
Reason and Emotion in Psychotherapy: A Comprehensive Method of Treating Human Disturbances, Revised and Updatedby Albert Ellis
[from inside flaps] "Reason and Emotion in Psychotherapy, a seminal work in twentieth-century psychology, was the first book on rational-emotive therapy. Written for psychotherapists, it soon became one of the most important and most quoted books in the field. Although intended for professionals, it has since become a widely popular and indispensable self-help book. This updated and revised edition reflects new findings by Dr. Albert Ellis and his colleagues. Reason and Emotion in Psychotherapy started the cognitive-behavior movement in psychotherapy. When Dr. Ellis began practicing this groundbreaking new therapy in 1955, his was a little-heard voice. Two main forms of psychotherapy, both passive, then dominated the field: Freudian psychoanalysis, with its interminable listening to troubled people's complaints and supposedly unraveling their unconscious "complexes" and purportedly healing them of childhood traumas; and Carl Rogers's client-centered therapy, which forbade therapists from using any active-directive techniques to show clients what really troubled them or what to do about it. Other forms of therapy, such as Adlerian, Gestalt, Jungian, and behavior therapy, existed but had few followers. Reason and Emotion in Psychotherapy helped change all this. Including Dr. Ellis's major papers, it was the pioneering work in cognitive-behavior therapy and presented a revolutionary, powerful, brief, and effective psychological treatment that was deeper and more intensive than either psychoanalysis or the therapy of Rogers and his followers. Dr. Ellis's new approach caught the imagination of practitioners all over the world, and by the late 1960s he was joined by Aaron Beck, William Glasser, Donald Meichenbaum, and a host of other therapists who primarily followed his theories and practices. By the 1970s, Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) and cognitive-behavior therapy were supported by scores of experimental studies and were being used by innumerable mental health practitioners. Today, REBT continues to be increasingly popular and effective. Reason and Emotion in Psychotherapy helped so many therapists and laypeople over the years that a new edition might have seemed unnecessary. But psychotherapy, including REBT, moves on, and Dr. Ellis has expanded his original theory and practice and has added a large number of cognitive, emotive, and behavioral techniques to its innovative multimodal approach. This revised edition therefore includes all the important original theories and practices, as well as a significant number of corrections and changes derived from clinical experience and experimentation, featuring a revision of its famous ABC's on human neurosis. A great many of the therapeutic techniques have been perfected since 1955, and the teachings of unconditional self-acceptance (USA) have been updated."
This book provides a significant rereading of political and ecclesiastical developments during the English Revolution, by integrating them into broader European discussions about Christianity and civil society. Sarah Mortimer reveals the extent to which these discussions were shaped by the writing of the Socinians, an extremely influential group of heterodox writers. She provides the first treatment of Socinianism in England for over fifty years, demonstrating the interplay between theological ideas and political events in this period as well as the strong intellectual connections between England and Europe. Royalists used Socinian ideas to defend royal authority and the episcopal Church of England - from both Parliamentarians and Thomas Hobbes. But Socinianism was also vigorously denounced and, after the civil wars, this attack on Socinianism was central to efforts to build a church under Cromwell and to provide toleration. The final chapters provide a new account of the religious settlement of the 1650s.
The rise of religious fundamentalism in different parts of the world in recent years and its association with terrorism has led to renewed interest in the nature of religion and its compatibility with Western institutions. Much of the focus of this new interest has contrasted religion and science as systems of knowledge. This book also emphasizes the difference between religion and science as means for understanding causal relationships, but it focuses much more heavily on the challenge religious extremism poses for liberal democratic institutions. The treatment contains a discussion of human psychology, describes the salient characteristics of all religions, and contrasts religion and science as systems of thought. Historical sketches are used to establish a link between modernity and the use of the human capacity for reasoning to advance human welfare. The book describes the conditions under which democratic institutions can advance human welfare, and the nature of constitutional rights as protectors of individual freedoms. Extremist religions are shown to pose a threat to liberal democracy, a threat that has implications for immigration and education policies and the definition of citizenship.
The contribution of Neandertals to the biological and cultural emergence of early modern humans remains highly debated in anthropology. Particularly controversial is the long-held view that Neandertals in Western Europe were replaced 30,000 to 40,000 years ago by early modern humans expanding out of Africa. This book contributes to this debate by exploring the diets and foraging patterns of both Neandertals and early modern humans. Eugène Morin examines the faunal remains from Saint-Césaire in France, which contains an exceptionally long and detailed chronological sequence, as well as genetic, anatomical, and other archaeological evidence to shed new light on the problem of modern human origins.
Euclides da Cunha's classic account of the brutal campaigns against religious mystic Antonio Conselheiro has been called the Bible of Brazilian nationality. "Euclides da Cunha went on the campaigns [against Conselheiro] as a journalist and what he returned with and published in 1902 is still unsurpassed in Latin American literature. Cunha is a talent as grand, spacious, entangled with knowledge, curiosity, and bafflement as the country itself. ... On every page there is a heart of idea, speculation, dramatic observation that tells of a creative mission undertaken, the identity of the nation, and also the creation of a pure and eloquent prose style."--Elizabeth Hardwick, Bartleby in Manhattan
This is a sweeping study of the making of Mexican Los Angeles from around 1910 to the 1940s, one of the most dramatic and historically vibrant periods in the history of Los Angeles and its Mexican communities.
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