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ACSM's Certification Review (3rd edition)

by Khalid W. Bibi Michael G. Niederpruem

ACSM's Certification Review is a review manual for candidates wanting an ACSM credential including ACSM Certified Health Fitness Specialist (HFS), the ACSM Clinical Exercise Specialist (CES), and the ACSM Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) certifications. Content is based on the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) found in ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription.

Acting in Real Time

by Paul Binnerts

Acting in Real Time by renowned Dutch director and acting teacher Paul Binnerts describes his method for Real-Time Theater, which authorizes actors to actively determine how a story is told---they are no longer mere vehicles for delivering the playwright's message or the director's interpretations of the text. This level of involvement allows actors to deepen their grasp of the material and amplify their stage presence, resulting in more engaged and nuanced performances. The method offers a postmodern challenge to Stanislavski and Brecht, whose theories of stage realism dominated the twentieth century. In providing a new way to consider the actor's presence on stage, Binnerts advocates breaking down the "fourth wall" that separates audiences and actors and has been a central tenet of acting theories associated with realism. In real-time theater, actors forgo attempts to become characters and instead understand their function to be storytellers who are fully present on stage and may engage the audience and their fellow actors directly. Paul Binnerts analyzes the ascendance of realism as the dominant theater and acting convention and how its methods can hinder the creation of a more original, imaginative theater. His description of the techniques of real-time theater is illuminated by practical examples from his long experience in the stage. The book then offers innovative exercises that provide training in the real-time technique, including physical exercises that help the actor become truly present in performance. Acting in Real Time also includes a broad overview of the history of acting and realism's relationship to the history of theater architecture, offering real-time theater as an alternative. The book will appeal to actors and acting students, directors, stage designers, costume designers, lighting designers, theater historians, and dramaturgs.

Acting in the Cinema

by James Naremore

James Naremore focuses on the work of film acting, showing what players contribute to movies. Ranging from the earliest short subjects of Charles Chaplin to the contemporary features of Robert DeNiro, he develops a useful means of analyzing performance in the age of mechanical reproduction.

Action Research Essentials

by Dorothy Valcarcel Craig

Action Research Essentials is a practical guide born of the author's own experience working with students in the social sciences and education, providing a step-by-step outline of how to "do" action research--backed by the most extensive theory and research coverage on the market today. The author guides future researcher/practitioners through the action research process via numerous concrete illustrations and a wealth of on-line resources; positioning it as a fundamental component of practice, A key and unique strength of the book is its outreach to a much larger breadth of students than usually found in action research books. This book will illustrate all the steps in action research using examples from education, social work, psychology, sociology, nursing, medicine, and counseling. The structure of the book is intended as the sole textbook for a course devoted to naturalistic inquiry, practitioner research, or beginning qualitative methods, or can complement a general research course.

Activism and the Olympics

by Jules Boykoff

The Olympics have developed into the world's premier sporting event. They are simultaneously a competitive exhibition and a grand display of cooperation that bring together global cultures on ski slopes, shooting ranges, swimming pools, and track ovals. Given their scale in the modern era, the Games are a useful window for better comprehending larger cultural, social, and historical processes, argues Jules Boykoff, an academic social scientist and a former Olympic athlete. In "Activism and the Olympics," Boykoff provides a critical overview of the Olympic industry and its political opponents in the modern era. After presenting a brief history of Olympic activism, he turns his attention to on-the-ground activism through the lens of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics and the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Here we see how anti-Olympic activists deploy a range of approaches to challenge the Olympic machine, from direct action and the seizure of public space to humor-based and online tactics. Drawing on primary evidence from myriad personal interviews with activists, journalists, civil libertarians, and Olympics organizers, Boykoff angles in on the Games from numerous vantages and viewpoints. Although modern Olympic authorities have strived--even through the Cold War era--to appear apolitical, Boykoff notes, the Games have always been the site of hotly contested political actions and competing interests. During the last thirty years, as the Olympics became an economic juggernaut, they also generated numerous reactions from groups that have sought to challenge the event's triumphalism and pageantry. The 21st century has seen an increased level of activism across the world, from the Occupy Movement in the United States to the Arab Spring in the Middle East. What does this spike in dissent mean for Olympic activists as they prepare for future Games?

Actual Innocence: When Justice Goes Wrong and How to Make it Right

by Barry Scheck Peter Neufeld Jim Dwyer

This book presents an account of lives ruined by miscarriages of justice and has also generated a storm of media attention, public outrage, and a nationwide debate on the criminal justice system.

Acute Resuscitation and Crisis Management: Acute Critical Events Simulation (ACES)

by David T. Neilipovitz

This book is a compendium to the ACES Program, containing its important background information and reference material while serving as an independent reference source for physicians and other health care professionals.

Adam Smith And The Character Of Virtue

by Ryan Patrick Hanley

Recent years have witnessed a renewed debate over the costs at which the benefits of free markets have been bought. This book revisits the moral and political philosophy of Adam Smith, capitalism's founding father, to recover his understanding of the morals of the market age. In so doing it illuminates a crucial albeit overlooked side of Smith's project: his diagnosis of the ethical ills of commercial societies and the remedy he advanced to cure them. Focusing on Smith's analysis of the psychological and social ills endemic to commercial society - anxiety and restlessness, inauthenticity and mediocrity, alienation and individualism - it argues that Smith sought to combat corruption by cultivating the virtues of prudence, magnanimity, and beneficence. The result constitutes a new morality for modernity, at once a synthesis of commercial, classical, and Christian virtues and a normative response to one of the most pressing political problems of Smith's day and ours. Ryan Patrick Hanley is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Marquette University. His research in the history of political philosophy has appeared in the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, the Review of Politics, History of Political Thought, the European Journal of Political Theory, and other academic journals and edited volumes. He is also the editor of the forthcoming Penguin Classics edition of Adam Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments, featuring an introduction by Amartya Sen, and a co-editor, with Darrin McMahon, of The Enlightenment: Critical Concepts in History.

Adams and Victor's Principles of Neurology (Tenth Edition)

by Martin Samuels Allan Ropper Joshua Klein

The definitive text on the full-spectrum of neurology for decades, Adams and Victor's provides the treatment and management strategies needed to confidently handle both common and rare neurologic conditions. Written in a clear, consistent tone, this classic resource will meet the needs of the seasoned professional or the aspiring clinician. Written from the perspective of the general neurologist, Adams and Victor's has been hailed as the most detailed, thorough, and authoritative text available on the subject. Adams and Victor's Principles of Neurology, Tenth Edition describes the various categories of neurologic disease and the main diseases that constitute each. Each subject is introduced by a detailed discussion of the symptoms and signs of disordered nervous function, their anatomic and physiologic bases, and their clinical implications. Adams and Victor's Principles of Neurology is logically divided into six parts: The Clinical Method of Neurology Cardinal Manifestations of Neurologic Disease Growth and Development of the Nervous System in the Neurology of Aging Major Categories of Neurologic Disease Diseases of the Spinal Cord, Peripheral Nerve, and Muscle Psychiatric Disorders The Tenth Edition is highlighted by the welcome addition of full-color photographs, expanded coverage of important subspecialties, and an increased number of tables and figures. Edition after edition, Adams and Victor's has stayed true to its original mission: to provide a well-written, readable text emphasizing a disciplined presentation of clinical data and lucid descriptions of underlying disease processes.

Addiction and Change: How Addictions Develop and Addicted People Recover

by Carlo C. Diclemente

DiClemente (psychology, University of Maryland) views addiction as a process of intentional behavior change, and defines the four steps in his transtheoretical model: contemplation, preparation, action, and maintenance. He then proposes that the same process marks the path to addiction as it does for recovery, and suggest ways to tailor interventions to persons at different points in the change process. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Addiction as an Attachment Disorder

by Philip J. Flores

From the Foreword: "Addiction is a disorder in self-regulation. Individuals who become dependent on addictive substances cannot regulate their emotions, self-care, self-esteem, and relationships. In this monumental and illuminating text Philip Flores covers all the reasons why this is so. But it is the domain of interpersonal relations that he makes clear why individuals susceptible to substance use disorders (SUDs) are especially vulnerable. His emphasis on addiction as an attachment disorder is principally important because he provides extensive scholarly and clinical insights as to why certain vulnerable individuals so desperately need to substitute chemical solutions and connections for human ones. The strength of Flores's paradigm of addiction as an attachment disorder is that it is a theory that effectively and wisely guides treatment, but at the same time, when properly implemented or practiced, the treatment resonates with and further enhances the theory. Flores's work here is an extraordinary one because, in parsimonious and clear language, he makes a major contribution to the literature and practice of effective psychotherapy in general and effective psychotherapy for the addictions in particular. He fills in all the gaps between theory and practice covering wide and ranging issues of what practice and empirical findings have to teach about the critical ingredients of AA, group therapy, and individual psychotherapy. This is a job well done because it helps students and experienced clinicians alike to always be mindful of how they bring their humanity to the distress and suffering of others. His theory of addiction as an attachment disorder makes it particularly clear how especially important this is for those suffering with addictive disorders. " —Edward J. Khantzian, M.D., clinical professor of psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Addiction Treatment: A Strengths Perspective (Third Edition)

by Katherine Van Wormer Diane Rae Davis

This book covers the biological, psychological, and social aspects of alcoholism, eating disorders, compulsive gambling, and other addictions.

Adhunik Bharatacha Itihas HIS 220 Y.C.M.O.U

by Prof. Manohar R. Kulkarni Dr Arun Bhosale Prof. N.C. Dixit Prof. Neelima Thakurdesai Prof. Raja Dixit Arun Joshi

HIS 220 Adhunik Bharatacha Itihas text book for S.Y.B.A from Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, Nashik in Marathi.

Adhunik Bharatatil Rajakiy Varasa POL 288 T.Y.B.A. Y.C.M.O.U

by Prof. Shailendra Devlankar Prof. Rekha Palashikar Prof. Manoj Borgavkar N. M. Jain

POL 288 Adhunik Bharatatil Rajakiy Varasa text book for T.Y.B.A from Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, Nashik in Marathi.

Adhunik Jagacha Itihas (1775 Te 1925) HIS 221 S.Y.B.A Y.C.M.O.U.

by Prof. Ramesh Kamble Prof. Ashok Nevaskar Dr Shanta Kothekar Dr Prabhakar Dev N. G. Bhavare

HIS 221 Adhunik Jagacha Itihas (1775 Te 1925) text book for S.Y.B.A from Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, Nashik in Marathi.

Adhyayan Kaushalyancha Adhishthan Abhyaskram OPN 101 F.Y.B.A. Y.C.M.O.U

by Shree. Rajendra Kumbhar Prof. Shivranjani Pande Dr Rajendra Vadanere Sau. Vidya Vadadekar Mrs Anjali Saygavakar Usha Khire

OPN 101 Adhyayan Kaushalyancha Adhishthan Abhyaskram text book for F.Y.B.A from Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, Nashik in Marathi.

Adjust: Applying Psychology to Life

by Wayne Weiten Dana S. Dunn Elizabeth Yost Hammer

Created through a 'student-tested, faculty-approved' review process, ADJUST is an engaging and accessible solution to accommodate the diverse lifestyles of today's learners. ADJUST employs balanced psychological research coverage, engaging applications, and current examples to help readers understand themselves and the world.

Administering Medications: Pharmacology for Healthcare Professionals, Eighth edition.

by Donna F. Gauwitz

Administering Medications: Pharmacology for Healthcare Professionals is designed to teach the safe administration of medications to healthcare students. The organization of the chapters primarily by body systems allow students and instructors to build a knowledge base that starts with the fundamentals of medication administration and progresses through the drugs frequently used to treat most commonly found disease of the associated body system. The text's many features help break down the various aspects of drug administration, allowing the student to gain a full understanding of when and how to administer medications.

The Administration And Supervision Of Reading Programs

by Dorothy S. Strickland Shelley B. Wepner

Offering specific guidelines that literacy leaders can use to improve their programs, this text covers selecting materials, assessing the quality of teachers, providing staff development, working with different types of learners, and incorporating writing and technology.

Adolescence

by Laurence Steinberg

In this tenth edition of Adolescence, Laurence Steinberg continues to utilize an effective combination of a friendly writing style, thorough research, and a contextual approach that emphasizes adolescence in contemporary society. The text's careful organization ensures maximum teaching flexibility that allows the chapters to work together to be covered in sequence or to stand alone. Ethnicity and minority issues are thoroughly discussed in a way that enables students to see how the adolescent experience is shaped by class and culture. The strong pedagogical framework helps students organize and integrate material. Thoroughly updated to reflect current findings in the field of adolescent development, Adolescence is based on solid research and theory, yet it has a distinctively "real world" feel that emphasizes the reality of being an adolescent in today's society.

Adolescence (Fourteenth Edition)

by John W. Santrock

More students learn from John Santrock’s Adolescence than from any other text in this field. The 14th edition combines proven pedagogy and the most current research to provide a market leading presentation of adolescence. This time tested text provides compelling contemporary research, including updates from eleven leading experts in the field. The text's accessible presentation, plentiful applications and engaging writing foster increased mastery of the content. The new edition includes substantially expanded material on diversity and culture, adolescents’ and emerging adults’ health and well-being, including numerous recommendations for improving the lives of adolescents, and expanded emphasis on the positive aspects of adolescent development.

Adolescence (Sixteenth Edition)

by John W. Santrock

Connecting research and results. As a master teacher, John Santrock connects students to current research and real-world application, helping students see how adolescent psychology plays a role in their own lives and future careers. Through an integrated, personalized digital learning program, students gain the insight they need to study smarter and improve performance.

Adult Development and Aging (Fifth Edition)

by K. Warner Schaie Sherry L. Willis

This comprehensive book helps readers process a clear picture of adult development and aging with the help and results of intensive scientific research. It challenges common stereotypes about this subject matter, and interprets the research data into an optimistic yet realistic appraisal of the many problems faced by the elderly in today's society. Chapter topics look at independence and intimacy in young adulthood; responsibility and failure in the middle years; the reintegration or despair of later life; research methodology; families; careers; personality development; learning and memory; intellectual and biological development; mental disorders; and death and bereavement. For individuals who want to view the potential richness of life--at all stages, and/or understand the lives of older adults they may care for.

Adulthood And Aging

by Marion G. Mason

For undergraduate courses in Adulthood and Aging, Gerontology, and Adult Development. This text provides an engaging perspective on the issues, challenges, and joys of adult development and aging. It provides a balanced and integrated treatment of young, middle, and later adulthood, concluding with a discussion of life satisfaction and quality of life issues. More than ever there is a need to inform those who will be therapists, health care professionals, social workers, and all others who plan to work with adults in some capacity of the challenges and opportunities that often come our way in adulthood. In addition, this text covers areas which are often neglected, such as self development and individual differences, life-long learning, community and political life, and values and moral development. The addition of these and other topics, along with a positive-growth focused perspective sets this book apart from other textbooks in this area that have grown out of gerontology backgrounds with a focus on physical decline and illness. The pedagogical features of the book direct students to key information, and the special features engage the reader in current ethical dilemmas and life-planning issues.

Advanced Engineering Mathematics, 9th Edition

by Erwin Kreyszig

This new edition continues the tradition of providing instructors and students with a comprehensive and up-to-date resource for teaching and learning engineering mathematics, that is, applied mathematics for engineers and physicists, mathematicians and computer scientists, as well as members of other disciplines. A course in elementary calculus is the sole prerequisite.

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