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This reader has stories with many character values woven into them. Thought questions at the end of the stories aid in understanding the selections.
Posthumous collection of one of the world's leading anthropologists, spanning well over half a century of scholarship and including both well-known pieces, lesser-known not-easily-accessible pieces, and a few entirely unpublished pieces.
American history textbook.
In addition to the updated coverage of perception, attention, memory, language, executive function, and development, the new edition includes expanded material on functional neuroimaging of normal subjects and of neurological patients, electrophysiological methods including TMS, and the genetics of neurocognitive disorders.
This volume offers an integrative approach to the application of evolutionary theory in studies of cultural transmission and social evolution and reveals the enormous range of ways in which Darwinian ideas can lead to productive empirical research, the touchstone of any worthwhile theoretical perspective. While many recent works on cultural evolution adopt a specific theoretical framework, such as dual inheritance theory or human behavioral ecology,Pattern and Process in Cultural Evolution emphasizes empirical analysis and includes authors who employ a range of backgrounds and methods to address aspects of culture from an evolutionary perspective. Editor Stephen Shennan has assembled archaeologists, evolutionary theorists, and ethnographers, whose essays cover a broad range of time periods, localities, cultural groups, and artifacts.
Click here to find out more about the 2009 MLA Updates and the 2010 APA Updates. Laurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandell, best-selling authors and experienced teachers, know what works in the classroom. They have a knack for picking just the right readings. In Patterns for College Writing, they provide students with exemplary rhetorical models and instructors with class-tested selections. The readings are a balance of classic and contemporary essays by writers such as Sandra Cisneros, Deborah Tannen, E. B. White, and Henry Louis Gates Jr. And with more examples of student writing than any other reader,Patterns has always been an exceptional resource for students. Patterns also has the most comprehensive coverage of the writing process in a rhetorical reader with a five-chapter mini-rhetoric; the clearest explanations of the patterns of development; and the most thorough support for students of any rhetorical reader. With loads of exciting new readings and updated coverage of working with sources,Patterns for College Writing helps students as no other book does. There's a reason it is the best-selling reader in the country.
Laurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandell, authors with nearly thirty years of experience teaching college writing, know what works in the classroom and have a knack for picking just the right readings. InPatterns for College Writing, they provide students with exemplary rhetorical models and instructors with class-tested selections that balance classic and contemporary essays. Along with more examples of student writing than any other reader,Patternshas the most comprehensive coverage of active reading, research, and the writing process, with a five-chapter mini-rhetoric; the clearest explanations of the patterns of development; and the most thorough apparatus of any rhetorical reader, all reasons whyPatterns for College Writingis the best-selling reader in the country. And the new edition includes exciting new readings and expanded coverage of critical reading, working with sources, and research. It is now available as an interactive Bedford e-book and in a variety of other e-book formats that can be downloaded to a computer, tablet, or e-reader.
On a purely practical level, you will read the selections in this text to answer study questions and prepare for class discussions. More significantly, however, you will also read to evaluate the ideas of others, to form judgments, and to develop original viewpoints
"Patterns for College Writing" provides students with rhetorical models and instructors with class-tested selections that balance classic and contemporary essays. With more examples of student writing, it has the most comprehensive coverage of active reading, research, and the writing process. The new edition includes new readings and expanded coverage of critical reading, working with sources, and research.
"This important work... synthesizes the evolution of warfare from 1775 to the present." -- Military Review. A thorough revision of a highly successful text, this new edition provides a comprehensive picture of the evolution of modern warfare. From reviews of the first edition:"There is nothing else in print that tells so much so concisely about how war has been conducted since the days of Gen. George Washington." -- Russell F. Weigley. "A superior synthesis. Well written, nicely organized, remarkably comprehensive, and laced with facts." -- Military Affairs.
Patterns of World History comes to the teaching of world history from the perspective of innovation as the engine driving historical change. If we consider innovation to be a driving force of history, it helps satisfy an intrinsic human curiosity about origins - our own and others. Perhaps more importantly, seeing patterns of innovation in historical development brings to light connections and linkages among peoples, cultures, and regions that might not otherwise present themselves. At the same time such patterns can also reveal differences among cultures that other approaches to world history tend to neglect. Through a distinct framework for understanding the global past through the study of origins, interactions, and adaptations, this text examines the full range of human ingenuity over time and space in a comprehensive, even-handed, and critical fashion.
Patterns of World History offers a distinct framework for understanding the global past through the study of origins, interactions, and adaptations. Authors Peter von Sivers, Charles A. Desnoyers, and George Stow--each specialists in their respective fields--examine the full range of human ingenuity over time and space in a comprehensive, even-handed, and critical fashion. The book helps students to see and understand patterns through: ORIGINS - INTERACTIONS - ADAPTATIONS These key features show the O-I-A framework in action: *Seeing Patterns, a list of key questions at the beginning of each chapter, focuses students on the 3-5 over-arching patterns, which are revisited, considered, and synthesized at the end of the chapter inThinking Through Patterns. * Each chapter includes a Patterns Up Close case study that brings into sharp relief the O-I-A pattern using a specific idea or thing that has developed in human history (and helped, in turn, develop human history), like the innovation of the Chinese writing system or religious syncretism in India. Each case study clearly shows how an innovation originated either in one geographical center or independently in several different centers. It demonstrates how, as people in the centers interacted with their neighbors, the neighbors adapted to--and in many cases were transformed by--the idea, object, or event. Adaptations include the entire spectrum of human responses, ranging from outright rejection to creative borrowing and, at times, forced acceptance. *Concept Map sat the end of each chapter use compelling graphical representations of ideas and information to help students remember and relate the big patterns of the chapter.
The invention of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1994 and remains one of the most important scientific discoveries of the twentieth century. More than 50,000 researchers in the United States use PCR replication technology, and yet a book has not been published on the subject in more than ten years. In this book, Dr. Stephen A. Bustin, a world-renowned PCR expert, examines in detail the latest innovations and the overall impact of PCR on many areas of molecular research. The book contains personal reflections, opinions, and comments by leading authorities on the many applications of the PCR and how this technology has revolutionized their respective areas of interest. This book conveys the ways in which PCR has overcome many obstacles in life science and clinical research and also charts the PCR's development from time-consuming, low throughput, non-quantitative procedure to today's rapid, high throughput, quantitative super method.
While this book is meant to be a primer or introduction to Christian ethics which I hope can be used both in introductory courses in college and by adult study groups, I am not providing a survey of what various ethicists think on current issues in the field. Nor will I offer any extensive analysis of past and current figures in Christian ethics. Instead this book is an introduction in the sense that it attempts to present one straightforward account of a Christian ethic.
This edition comprises enjoyable reading materials such as Fiction, Nonfiction, Short Stories, Essays and Speeches, Poetry, Drama and Heroes and Dreamers.
The Common Core State Standards provided in the book will prepare you to succeed in college and your future career. The book provides a variety of literacy solutions for students and teachers. You will learn more about reading comprehension & writing programs for students at all levels.
What makes American literature American? What is the relationship between place and literature? How does literature shape or reflect society? These and other questions are explored.
Here is a complete list of the California State Standards for Language Arts so that you can know what you are expected to learn this year. In this strand of standards, you will use your prior knowledge of word origins to learn the meanings of new words and to use these words correctly. Over the years, many words in English have changed in meaning and spelling. Words that came to English from other languages may also have evolved from their original forms. Knowing a word's etymology, or history, will help you understand its meaning. Many words in English come from classical languages of long ago and contain distinct references to science or mathematics. Knowing the meanings of word parts (roots, prefixes, and suffixes) will help you figure out the meanings of unfamiliar words. An analogy is a statement that two dissimilar things are alike in some way. Examining the relationships expressed in analogies helps us think logically. In this strand of standards you will read material with the purpose of analyzing its organization as well as the arguments and positions it advances.
This comprehensive volume comprises 6 units covering Fiction and Nonfiction, Short Stories, Types of Nonfiction, Poetry, Drama, Themes in Literature: Heroes and Dreamers and also Resources (Vocabulary Handbook, Literary Handbook Writing Handbook Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics Handbook).