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American Youth Gangs at the Millennium

by Finn-Aage Esbensen Stephen G. Tibbetts Larry Gaines

For generations, scholars, law enforcement personnel, politicians, and the media have tried to understand and explain youth gangs and violence. This insightful collection contains the work of leading scholars, integrating previously published articles with new material to provide the most comprehensive information about the status of American youth gangs. The contributors attempt to answer crucial questions for understanding gangs: What is a gang? What are the risk factors associated with joining a gang? What is the nature of gang violence? How involved are girls in gangs and gang violence? The contributors¿ multifaceted approach to these questions and their ensuing discussions describe the varied and individual responses to gang violence. The topics are grouped in four sections: The first section explores the issues and ramifications of current terminology and survey information. In the second section, nontraditional gangs, such as female gangs and hybrid gangs, are discussed. The third section attempts to examine gang activities objectively and place them in a proper perspective. The final section looks at historical and current response techniques to youth gangs, such as suppression, prevention, and legal injunctions.

America's Religions: From Their Origins to the Twenty-first Century (3rd edition)

by Peter W. Williams

In this comprehensive survey, Williams offers concise descriptions of the background, beliefs, practices, and leaders of America's most influential and distinctive religious movements and denominations. Thoroughly revised and updated, this third edition of America's Religions incorporates the latest scholarship on religion and considers timely issues such as status of Muslims in the United States after September 11, 2001; the impact of religion on American politics, especially concerning the emergence of the Religious Right; and the intense battles fought within the Catholic Church and other denominations over the status of gay marriage and accusations of clergy members' sexual abuse. This edition also includes thirty-eight new illustrations of key persons in American religious history and notable places of worship.

The Analysis of Biological Data: From Mind to Molecules

by Dolph Schluter Michael Whitlock

The Analysis of Biological Data is a new approach to teaching introductory statistics to biology students. To reach this unique audience, Whitlock and Schluter motivate learning with interesting biological and medical examples; they emphasize intuitive understanding; and they focus on real data. The book covers basic topics in introductory statistics, including graphs, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, comparison of means, regression, and designing experiments. It also introduces the principles behind such modern topics as likelihood, linear models, meta-analysis and computer-intensive methods. Instructors and students consistently praise the book's clear and engaging writing, strong visualization techniques, and its variety of fascinating and relevant biological examples.

Analyzing Moral Issues (5th edition)

by Judith A. Boss

This text with readings addresses a variety of timely and interesting moral issues, providing background information and primary source selections for each issue presented. It includes a chapter on ethical theory and covers a broad range of ethical perspectives--among them virtue ethics (Aristotelian and Confucian), Buddhist and feminist care ethics, and the Rawlsian and communitarian approaches. The fifth edition also includes new readings and case studies covering some of the more pressing issues of recent ethical debate, such as genetic enhancement of children, racism and sexism in the 2008 presidential elections, the effect of the U. S. Patriot Act on academic freedom, military conscription, and global warming.

Analyzing Narrative: Discourse and Sociolinguistic Perspectives

by Anna De Fina Alexandra Georgakopoulou

The socially minded linguistic study of storytelling in everyday life has been rapidly expanding. This book provides a critical engagement with this dynamic field of narrative studies, addressing long-standing questions such as definitions of narrative and views of narrative structure but also more recent preoccupations such as narrative discourse and identities, narrative language, power and ideologies. It also offers an overview of a wide range of methodologies, analytical modes and perspectives on narrative from conversation analysis to critical discourse analysis, to linguistic anthropology and ethnography of communication. The discussion engages with studies of narrative in multiple situational and cultural settings, from informal-intimate to institutional. It also demonstrates how recent trends in narrative analysis, such as small stories research, positioning analysis and sociocultural orientations, have contributed to a new paradigm that approaches narratives not simply as texts, but rather as complex communicative practices intimately linked with the production of social life.

Anatomy and Physiology

by Frederic H. Martini Judi L. Nath

This new textbook answers the need for a briefer version of Martini's Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology for the 2-semester anatomy and physiology course. With condensed explanations and less detailed discussions, this slim volume retains Martini's award-winning art program, key clinical discussions, and clear, straightforward writing style. Accompanied by a first-rate, text-specific supplements package, Anatomy & Physiology provides instructors and students with a compact and efficient learning system.

The Anatomy of a Lawsuit (Revised Edition)

by Peter N. Simon

This book is the story of a lawsuit between two friends. This book will trace their lawsuit from the accident through the pretrial procedures, the trial, and the appellate courts.

Anatomy of Orofacial Structures (Seventh Edition)

by Richard W. Brand Donald E. Isselhard

This comprehensive edition on orofacial structures provides a complete introduction with dedicated sections on dental anatomy,oral histology and embryology, head and neck anatomy.

Anesthesia and Analgesia for Veterinary Technicians (Fourth Edition)

by John A. Thomas Phillip Lerche

Handbook for veterinary doctors and technicians to administer anaesthesia in terms of preparation of patient, induction procedures, monitoring vital signs during the anaesthetic period and postoperative care.

The Annotated Mona Lisa: A Crash Course in Art History From Prehistoric to Post-Modern

by John Boswell Patty Brown Carol Strickland Barbara Cohen Aronica Jan Halper Scaglia

Like music, art is a universal language. Although looking at works of art is a pleasurable enough experience, to appreciate them fully requires certain skills and knowledge. " --Carol Strickland, from the introduction to The Annotated Mona Lisa: A Crash Course in Art History from Prehistoric to Post-Modern * This heavily illustrated crash course in art history is revised and updated. This second edition of Carol Strickland's The Annotated Mona Lisa: A Crash Course in Art History from Prehistoric to Post-Modern offers an illustrated tutorial of prehistoric to post-modern art from cave paintings to video art installations to digital and Internet media. * Featuring succinct page-length essays, instructive sidebars, and more than 300 photographs, The Annotated Mona Lisa: A Crash Course in Art History from Prehistoric to Post-Modern takes art history out of the realm of dreary textbooks, demystifies jargon and theory, and makes art accessible-even at a cursory reading. * From Stonehenge to the Guggenheim and from Holbein to Warhol, more than 25,000 years of art is distilled into five sections covering a little more than 200 pages.

Annual Editions : World History Volume 1: Prehistory to 1500

by Helen Buss Mitchell Joseph R. Mitchell

The Annual Editions series is designed to provide convenient, inexpensive access to a wide range of current articles from some of the most respected magazines, newspapers, and journals published today. Annual Editions are updated on a regular basis through a continuous monitoring of over 300 periodical sources. The articles selected are authored by prominent scholars, researchers, and commentators writing for a general audience.

The Anthropology of Language: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology (Second Edition)

by Harriet Ottenheimer

Ottenheimer's authoritative yet approachable introduction to the field's methodology, skills, techniques, tools, and applications emphasizes the kinds of questions that anthropologists ask about language and the kinds of questions that intrigue students. The text brings together the key areas of linguistic anthropology, addressing issues of power, race, gender, and class throughout. Further stressing the everyday relevance of the text material, Ottenheimer includes "In the Field" vignettes that draw you in to the chapter material via stories culled from her own and others' experiences, as well as "Doing Linguistic Anthropology" and "Cross-Language Miscommunication" features that describe real-life applications of text concepts.

Applied Anatomy & Physiology for Manual Therapists (1st Edition)

by Pat Archer Lisa A. Nelson

Applied Anatomy & Physiology for Manual Therapists is a clear, accurate, simple, and comprehensive A&P textbook that addresses the needs of students in manual therapy education programs. It is a focused text that deliberately emphasizes the information manual therapists need to be familiar with in order to understand the benefits, effects, indications, and contraindications of their specific form of manual therapy.

Applied Business Mathematics

by Robert A. Schultheis Raymond M. Kaczmarski

Helps students to assess what they've learned by providing excercises pertaining to what was learned in each chapter. Includes true/false, short answer, multiple choice, etc. questions.

Applied Calculus for the Managerial, Life, and Social Sciences

by Soo T. Tan

Well known for accuracy, Soo Tan's APPLIED CALCULUS FOR THE MANAGERIAL, LIFE, AND SOCIAL SCIENCES, Eighth Edition balances applications, pedagogy, and technology to provide students the context they need to stay motivated in the course and interested in the material. Accessible for majors and non-majors alike, the text uses an intuitive approach that introduces abstract concepts through examples drawn from common, real-life experiences to which students can relate. It also draws applications from readers' fields of interest. In addition, insightful Portfolios highlight the careers of real people and discuss how they incorporate math into their daily operations. Numerous exercises-including new Diagnostic Tests-ensure students have a solid understanding of concepts before advancing to the next topic. Algebra review notes, keyed to the review chapter Preliminaries, appear where students need them, when they need them. Bringing powerful resources to students' fingertips, the text's exciting array of supplements, including Enhanced Web Assign, equips students with extensive learning support to help them maximize their study time.

Applied Multivariate Statistical Analysis (6th Edition)

by Richard Arnold Johnson Dean W. Wichern

This market leader offers a readable introduction to the statistical analysis of multivariate observations. Gives readers the knowledge necessary to make proper interpretations and select appropriate techniques for analyzing multivariate data. Starts with a formulation of the population models, delineates the corresponding sample results, and liberally illustrates everything with examples. Offers an abundance of examples and exercises based on real data. Appropriate for experimental scientists in a variety of disciplines.

Applied Phonetics: The Sounds of American English (3rd edition)

by Harold T. Edwards

For the third edition Edwards (communicative disorders and sciences, Wichita State U., Wichita, Kansas) has expanded the sections on dynamics of speech, American English dialects, and speech mechanism. As in earlier editions, the volume teaches the student to transcribe in the first part. The second part, which can be used as a reference work, contains an exhaustive resource for each of the sounds of American English. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Applied Statistics: From Bivariate Through Multivariate Techniques (2nd Edition)

by Rebecca M. Warner

Applied Statistics: From Bivariate Through Multivariate Techniques, Second Edition provides a clear introduction to widely used topics in bivariate and multivariate statistics, including multiple regression, discriminant analysis, MANOVA, factor analysis, and binary logistic regression. The approach is applied and does not require formal mathematics; equations are accompanied by verbal explanations. Students are asked to think about the meaning of equations. Each chapter presents a complete empirical research example to illustrate the application of a specific method. Although SPSS examples are used throughout the book, the conceptual material will be helpful for users of different programs. Each chapter has a glossary and comprehension questions.

Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching

by Jack C. Richards Theodore S. Rodgers

An extensively revised and updated edition of this popular and accessible text. Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching Third edition is an extensive revision of this highly successful book. As in previous editions, both major and alternative approaches and methods are surveyed, with the section on current communicative approaches updated to include new material on CLIL, text and genre-based teaching. The book seeks not only to clarify the assumptions behind these approaches, and their similarities and differences, but also to help teachers explore their own beliefs and practices in language teaching. Further new material deals with other directions in language teaching, such as outcomes-based initiatives, to make this edition fully up-to-date.

Approaches to Teaching (5th edition)

by Jonas F. Soltis Gary D. Fenstermacher Matthew N. Sanger

This popular text continues using the format of the three approaches--The Executive, The Facilitator, and The Liberationist. For the Fifth Edition, the authors add four new case studies: "Scripted Teaching," "Accountability and Merit," "What is the Value of Caring Relationships?" and "School Funding. " Using these and other realistic case studies, they explore the strengths and weaknesses of each approach so that teachers can critically assess their own philosophical positions on teaching. Teachers are urged to ask themselves such questions as: What is the main goal of teaching? What is the most important purpose of education? What do I expect my students to eventually become? Is the way I structure my teaching influenced by how I view my role and goals? This updated edition also adds a new section called "Topics and Resources" to encourage further inquiry into teaching

Aproximaciones al Estudio de la Literatura Hispánica (quinta edición)

by Carmelo Virgillo Teresa Valdivieso Edward Friedman

Aproximaciones al estudio de la literatura hispánica, Fifth Edition, offers the undergraduate Spanish student---major or nonmajor---an elementary yet comprehensive introduction to literary analysis. Such a text is essential if one is to develop an adequate appreciation of Spanish and Spanish-American literature. Aimed primarily, but not exclusively, at the third-year level of the college curriculum, Aproximaciones provides those possessing a relatively limited knowledge of Spanish, as well as native speakers, with the opportunity not only to grasp the various levels of meaning of the literary texts contained herein, but also to acquire the technical vocabulary needed to describe and debate literary issues appropriately.

Aquaculture Science

by Rick Parker

This comprehensive text introduces students to the aquaculture industry. It covers every aspect of aquaculture, including history, potential, descriptions, management, feeding, marketing, and diseases of aquatic animals and plants. Also addressed are the water requirements and chemistry necessary for successful aquaculture. The book offers detailed information on employment opportunities in the aquaculture industry. The science of aquaculture is stressed throughout to ensure that students understand the fundamental principles. The text includes numerous pedagogical features to ensure students' success.

Archaeology: The Discipline of Things

by Michael Shanks Christopher Witmore Timothy Webmoor Bjørnar Olsen

Archaeology has always been marked by its particular care, obligation, and loyalty to things. While archaeologists may not share similar perspectives or practices, they find common ground in their concern for objects monumental and mundane. This book considers the myriad ways that archaeologists engage with things in order to craft stories, both big and small, concerning our relations with materials and the nature of the past. Literally the "science of old things," archaeology does not discover the past as it was but must work with what remains. Such work involves the tangible mediation of past and present, of people and their cultural fabric, for things cannot be separated from society. Things are us. This book does not set forth a sweeping new theory. It does not seek to transform the discipline of archaeology. Rather, it aims to understand precisely what archaeologists do and to urge practitioners toward a renewed focus on and care for things.

Archetypes of Wisdom: An Introduction to Philosophy

by Douglas J. Soccio

Featuring lucid and conversational prose and a well-chosen, reader-friendly array of succinct excerpts from canonical primary sources, ARCHETYPES OF WISDOM: AN INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY, 7E brings philosophy to life for readers. Extremely reader friendly, this test examines philosophies and philosophers while using numerous pedagogical illustrations, special features, and an approachable page design to make this oftentimes daunting subject more engaging. The Seventh Edition represents a careful revision, focused on enhancing the book's reader-praised "search for wisdom" motif. This edition is supported by an unmatched array of teaching and learning resources including an online resource center with dynamic, easy-to-use lecture and class preparation tools.

Architect? A Candid Guide to the Profession

by Roger K. Lewis

This revised edition includes new information pertinent to current education and practice and addresses issues and concerns of great interest to students choosing among different types of programs, schools, firms, and architectural career paths.

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