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American Governmentt and Politics Today

by Steffen W. Schmidt Barbara A. Bardes Mack G. Shelley

Each chapter of this book contains new features, updated information and tabular data, and, whenever feasible, the most current information available on the problems facing the nation. The effects of emerging technology, including the Internet, are emphasized throughout.

American Higher Education in the Twenty-first Century: Social, Political, And Economic Challenges

by Philip G. Altbach Robert Oliver Berdahl Patricia J. Gumport

Largely critical of recent attacks on the state of American higher education coming from advocates of privatization, reinventing government, total quality improvement, and so on, the eighteen contributions in this collection are presented by Altbach (higher education, Boston College), Berdahl (emeritus, higher education, U. of Maryland at College Park), and Gumport (education, Stanford U.) as an attempt to situate American higher education in broad social context in order to evaluate the legitimacy of the arguments of its critics. Papers explore the roles of external constituencies such as the federal government, state governments, the courts, and nongovernmental entities; as well as internal constituencies such as the faculty, the students, and administration. Others examine particular issues, including autonomy and accountability, academic freedom, finance, technology, graduate education, the curriculum, race, and the commercialization of higher education. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

American Indian Policy in the Twentieth Century

by Vine Deloria Jr.

A paperback reprint of the important collection of essays on federal Indian policy originally published in 1985 by the U. of Oklahoma Press.

American Indian Politics and the American Political System (2nd edition)

by David E. Wilkins

In this college textbook, Wilkins (American Indian studies, political science, law, and American studies, U. of Minnesota) considers the relationship of American Indian governments to the American political system with emphasis on the sovereignty of tribal nations. He analyzes the status of indigenous peoples and their citizenship, the concept of tribal sovereignty and the issues policymakers have, and their relationship with the government's branches. He provides an overview of federal Indian policy in history, descriptions of tribal governments, political economy and gaming, participation, interest-group activities and social activism, and the effect of the media. This edition integrates new census data; discussions of changes to elections, US House and Senate personnel, and legislation on Indian rights and the state-tribal relationship; and information on George W. Bush's terms in office. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

The American Journey

by Mcgraw-Hill Staff

The complete story of American history in one comprehensive middle school program The American Journeyis a student-friendly presentation of American history from pre-exploration to the present. Its unparalleled author team, including National Geographic, ensures accuracy in every detail of the narrative, maps, and charts. This program emphasizes skill development--from reading maps to analyzing primary and secondary sources to exploring the connections between history and geography, economics, government, citizenship, and current events.

American Sovereigns: The People and America's Constitutional Tradition Before the Civil War

by Christian Fritz

American Sovereigns is a path-breaking interpretation of America's political history and constitutionalism that explores how Americans struggled over the idea that the people would rule as the sovereign after the American Revolution. National and state debates about government action, law, and the people's political powers reveal how Americans sought to understand how a collective sovereign--the people--could both play the role as the ruler and yet be ruled by governments of their own choosing.

The American Supreme Court (4th edition)

by Robert G. Mccloskey Sanford Levinson

In this fourth edition, Sanford Levinson extends McCloskey's magisterial treatment to address the Court's most recent decisions, including its controversial ruling in Bush v. Gore and its expansion of sexual privacy in Lawrence v. Texas.

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.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (2nd edition)

by Margaret C. Jasper

In the past, disabled individuals have faced a wide variety of obstacles that prevented them from fully participating in all that American society has to offer. They have struggled with obtaining employment, and have been denied access to many services most Americans take for granted. In this publication, Margaret C. Jasper examines the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and discusses the rights disabled individuals are entitled to under the statute. This easy-to-use resource is packed with facts on areas governed by the ADA including employment, public entities and transportation, public accommodations, state and local government services and telecommunications. Ideal for anyone interested in this area of law, this newly revised second edition includes coverage of the latest information regarding the ADA.

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.

America's Strategic Choices (Revised Edition)

by Michael E. Brown Owen R. Coté Sean M. Lynn-Jones Steven E. Miller

More than a decade has passed since the end of the Cold War, but the United States has yet to reach a consensus on a coherent approach to the international use of American power. The essays in this volume present contending perspectives on the future of US grand strategy. US policy options include primacy, cooperative security, selective engagement, and retrenchment. This revised edition includes additional and more recent analysis and advocacy of these options. The volume includes the Clinton administration's National Security Strategy for a New Century, the most recent official statement of American grand strategy, so readers can compare proposed strategies with the official US government position.

Amphibian Declines: The Conservation Status of United States Species

by Michael J. Lannoo

The recent, sudden and dramatic decline in the abundance of amphibians is a world-wide environmental crisis. The cause of this decline is not known but many possibilities are reviewed in this mammoth 1000 page tome. This book describes in exhaustive and comprehensive detail the demise of amphibians throughout the world.

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.

The Analysis of the Self: A Systematic Approach to the Psychoanalytic Treatment of Narcissistic Personality Disorders

by Heinz Kohut

Psychoanalyst, teacher, and scholar, Heinz Kohut was one of the twentieth century's most important intellectuals. A rebel according to many mainstream psychoanalysts, Kohut challenged Freudian orthodoxy and the medical control of psychoanalysis in America. In his highly influential book, The Analysis of the Self, Kohut established the industry standard of the treatment of personality disorders for a generation of analysts. This volume, best known for its groundbreaking analysis of narcissism, is essential reading for scholars and practitioners seeking to understand human personality in its many incarnations. "Kohut has done for narcissism what the novelist Charles Dickens did for poverty in the nineteenth century. Everyone always knew that both existed and were a problem. ... The undoubted originality is to have put it together in a form which carries appeal to action." --International Journal of Psychoanalysis.

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.

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.

Another Freedom: The Alternative History of an Idea

by Svetlana Boym

The word "freedom" is in danger of becoming a distorted and tired cliché. In Another Freedom, Svetlana Boym explores the rich cross-cultural history of the idea of freedom, from its origins in ancient Greece through the present day, suggesting that our attempts to imagine freedom should occupy the space of not only "what is" but also "what if." Beginning with notions of sacrifice and the emergence of a public sphere for politics and art, Boym expands her account to include the relationships between freedom and liberation,modernity and terror, political dissent and creative estrangement, and love and freedom of the other. For Boym, "another freedom" is an adventure that tests the limits of uncertainty and responsibility, of individual imagination and public culture. While depicting a world of differences, she affirms lasting solidarities with the commitment to passionate thinking that reflection on freedom requires. Another Freedom is filled with stories that illuminate our own sense of what it means to be free, and it assembles a remarkable cast of characters: Aeschylus and Euripides, Pushkin and Tocqueville, Kafka and Osip Mandelshtam, Arendt and Heidegger, and a virtual encounter between Dostoevsky and Marx on the streets of Paris. What are the limits of freedom and how can freedom be imagined anew? Drawing upon her experience as a native of St. Petersburg, Russia transplanted to the United States, Boym dares to ask whether American freedom can be transported across national borders. With these questions in mind, Boym attempts to reinvent freedom as something "infinitely improbable"--yet nevertheless still possible. By offering a fresh look at the strange history of this idea, Another Freedom delivers a nuanced portrait of freedom's unpredictable occurrences and unexplored plots, one whose repercussions will be felt well into the future.

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.

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