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Encourages students to research, organize, and deliver an effective speech<P> By providing a basic knowledge of speech construction, practice, and delivery, The Natural Speaker is designed to enhance and improve students' natural speaking strengths. Featuring a warm, simple, and humorous writing style, this title presents the fundamental concepts and skills required for effective speaking.
Ecological restoration is the process of repairing human damage to ecosystems. It involves reintroducing missing plants and animals, eliminating hazardous substances, and returning natural processes to places that thrive on their regular occurrence.
In the third volume, Singer examines the pervasive dialectic between optimistic idealism and pessimistic realism in modern thinking about the nature of love. He begins by discussing "anti-Romantic Romantics" (focusing on Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Tolstoy), influential nineteenth-century thinkers whose views illustrate much of the ambiguity and self-contradiction that permeate thinking about love in the last hundred years. He offers detailed studies of Freud, Proust, Shaw, D. H. Lawrence, and Santayana, and he maps the ideas about love in Continental existentialism, particularly those of Sartre and de Beauvoir. Singer finally envisages a future of cooperation between pluralistic humanists and empirical scientists. This last volume of Singer's trilogy does not pretend to offer the final word on the subject, any more than do most of the philosophers he discusses, but his masterful work can take its place beside their earlier investigations into these vast and complex questions. Irving Singer Library
Discover the flexibility to teach science your way. "The Nature of Matter," as a part of the Glencoe Science 15-Book Series, provides students with accurate and comprehensive coverage of matter and its properties, including the Periodic Table. The strong content coverage integrates a wide range of hands-on experiences, critical-thinking opportunities, and real-world applications. The modular approach allows you to mix and match books to meet your curricula.
This volume in the series covers the domestic aspects of the regime between 1933 and 1939: the political system, the economy and society, propaganda and indoctrination, policies towards youth and women, the SS system of terror, anti-Semitism and popular attitudes towards the regime -- consent, dissent, and resistance. The combination of documents and commentary represents at the same time a textbook, an original contribution, and an invaluable source book for students and historians.
NCLEX-PN® Review Made Incredibly Easy! Third Edition is an easy-to-read, outline-format NCLEX® preparation book with online questions and answers. The book uses the well-known light-hearted Incredibly Easy! approach to make NCLEX® review more interesting, enjoyable, and concise and to encourage knowledge retention by decreasing study anxiety. The book covers every area of nursing and every test, disorder, and procedure that LPNs/LVNs need to know for the NCLEX®, including adult care, psychiatric care, maternal-neonatal care, care of the child, coordinating care, drug administration, patient positioning, and care and monitoring of nasogastric, chest, and other body tubes. Critical thinking questions accompany each chapter. This edition has been updated to reflect the latest NCLEX-PN® test plan, including new alternate-format types of questions, and includes updated nursing diagnoses that reflect the latest NANDA taxonomy. The companion Website offers more than 1,000 additional NCLEX®-style practice questions, including alternate format questions, with rationales for correct and incorrect answers. Other online resources include a study tip sheet; a tutorial on NCLEX® question types and test-taking; and printable cheat sheets.
To become a registered nurse in the United States, nursing school graduates must pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). It is a computer-adaptive test with between 75 and 265 questions that can take up to 6 hours. Each year, around 200,000 nursing students take this exam. Strategies play an important role in passing the NCLEX-RN, which is a critical thinking test requiring students to go beyond simply recognizing facts. In this guide, test-takers will have access to the most effective methods available to guarantee a passing score. Kaplan guarantees that readers will pass using our guide. Kaplan NCLEX-RN is the only book to combine its unique strategy guide with a comprehensive review designed to meet the challenges of this rigorous exam, including: * 2 practice tests (one in the book and the second both on the CD-ROM and online) detailed answer explanations * In-depth analysis of NCLEX-RN question types * Review of alternate question types * 47-item sample of Kaplan's rigorous NCLEX-RN Question Bank online With more of the most challenging questions and a bold, user-friendly design, Kaplan NCLEX-RN will make readers assured and confident on test day.
The book is all about Nebraska history with interesting facts on its geography, natural resources, early inhabitants,economics, etc.
You probably never thought you'd need help with figuring out how to spend your money! After all, teens spend billions upon billions of dollars every year, so it sounds like you know how to spend those bucks. But there is much more to handling your money than just spending it.
This new and 18th edition attempts to provide the essential information that practitioners, house staff, medical students, and other care providers involved in pediatric health care need to understand to effectively address the enormous range of biologic, psychologic, and social problems that our children and youth may face. Topics covered include genetics, endocrinology, etiology, epidemiology, pathology, pathophysiology, treatment, and prognosis.
Worldwide more than one million babies die annually from perinatal asphyxia and its associated complications such as neonatal encephalopathy - one of the major causes of cerebral palsy and cognitive deficiencies in children aside from prematurity. Cooling the head - or the entire body - minimizes neuronal death, enabling the neonatal brain to be 'rescued' thus greatly improving developmental outcomes. Hypothermic neural rescue therapy has revolutionized the treatment of this condition and is a major recent achievement in neonatal medicine. This landmark book provides a brief scientific underpinning of hypothermic neural rescue therapy and lays out the evidence base for good practice. Internationally recognized authorities give practical advice, drawn from personal experience, on how to deliver hypothermia in the neonatal intensive care unit. A valuable addition to any neonatal unit, this is essential reading for neonatologists, neonatal nurses and paediatric neurologists.
This book introduces the fundamental building blocks that form a modern network, such as protocols, topologies, hardware, and network operating systems. It then provides in-depth coverage of the most important concepts in contemporary networking, such as TCP/IP, Ethernet, wireless transmission, and security.
For all the attention globalization has received in recent years, little consensus has emerged concerning how best to understand it. For some, it is the happy product of free and rational choices; for others, it is the unfortunate outcome of impersonal forces beyond our control. It is in turn celebrated for the opportunities it affords and criticized for the inequalities in wealth and power it generates. David Singh Grewal's remarkable and ambitious book draws on several centuries of political and social thought to show how globalization is best understood in terms of a power inherent in social relations, which he calls network power. Using this framework, he demonstrates how our standards of social coordination both gain in value the more they are used and undermine the viability of alternative forms of cooperation. A wide range of examples are discussed, from the spread of English and the gold standard to the success of Microsoft and the operation of the World Trade Organization, to illustrate how global standards arise and falter. The idea of network power supplies a coherent set of terms and concepts--applicable to individuals, businesses, and countries alike--through which we can describe the processes of globalization as both free and forced. The result is a sophisticated and novel account of how globalization, and politics, work.
From hubs and routers to servers and cables, Networking BASICS, 2nd Edition provides a step-by-step introduction to the field of computer networking. Beginners will become comfortable with the concepts and vocabulary of computer networking and will gain hands-on experience in basic networking technology.
For years, researchers have used the theoretical tools of engineering to understand neural systems, but much of this work has been conducted in relative isolation. In Neural Engineering, Chris Eliasmith and Charles Anderson provide a synthesis of the disparate approaches current in computational neuroscience, incorporating ideas from neural coding, neural computation, physiology, communications theory, control theory, dynamics, and probability theory. This synthesis, they argue, enables novel theoretical and practical insights into the functioning of neural systems. Such insights are pertinent to experimental and computational neuroscientists and to engineers, physicists, and computer scientists interested in how their quantitative tools relate to the brain. The authors present three principles of neural engineering based on the representation of signals by neural ensembles, transformations of these representations through neuronal coupling weights, and the integration of control theory and neural dynamics. Through detailed examples and in-depth discussion, they make the case that these guiding principles constitute a useful theory for generating large-scale models of neurobiological function. A software package written in MatLab for use with their methodology, as well as examples, course notes, exercises, documentation, and other material, are available on the Web.
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