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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.

Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription

by Ann L. Gibson Vivian H. Heyward

The text bridges the gap between research and practice and synthesizes concepts and theories from exercise physiology, kinesiology, measurement, psychology, and nutrition to provide a clearly defined approach to physical fitness testing and the design of individualized exercise programs.

Advanced Skills For Nursing Assistants: A Humanistic Approach To Caregiving

by Lippincott Williams Wilkins

This text builds on the basic concepts and skills that the nursing assistant has already mastered. Recognizing that the students using this text have already completed their basic nursing assisting training and may have already been working in the profession, this text does not repeat information that is part of the basic nursing assistant training. Rather, this textbook is meant to be used in conjunction with, or as a follow-up to, a "basic" nursing assistant textbook, such as Lippincott's Textbook for Nursing Assistants.

Adventure Education: Theory and Applications

by Dick Prouty Jane Panicucci Rufus Collinson

Adventure Education: Theory and Applicationsallows students to -get a broad view of adventure education and programming; -explore the role of games, low- and high-element courses, and outdoor pursuits in adventure education; -use key concepts, student activities, and Web-based research to enhance the learning process; -employ real-world examples to explore strategies for adventure education in a variety of settings; and -learn core skills for effective facilitation and leadership preparation in adventure programming. With Adventure Education: Theory and Applications, adventure education enters the educational mainstream. This comprehensive text is ideal for introductory adventure courses in a variety of college departments and as a reference for professionals in the field. Project Adventure, a leader in the field of facilities-based adventure learning, teams up with leading adventure educators and professionals to provide a broad view of adventure education and programming. Together, they present the foundational theories and applications of adventure education. In doing so, they -explore the role of games, low- and high-element courses, and outdoor pursuits in adventure education; -cover the core skills for effective facilitation and leadership preparation; -include student-friendly features, such as key concepts, summaries, student activities, additional readings, and Web-based research to meet students' levels of experience and enhance the easy delivery of the course; and -recommend strategies for adventure education and programming based on real-world examples that connect to a variety of recreational, educational, therapeutic, and community settings. Part Ipresents the history of adventure education as well as the numerous theories and philosophies that have informed its development. It explores the world of adventure in education, health care, and therapeutic, corporate, and school settings. It also provides an overview of adventure organizations and career options, which is helpful to students who are interested in pursuing the study of adventure. Part IIoutlines the technical and pedagogical skills needed for facilitating adventure experiences. Part IIIdescribes each adventure component, explaining how they work in the educational process. It covers facilities-based pursuits such as games, cooperative activities and initiatives, and challenge courses as well as outdoor pursuits. Some sample activities and many additional resources are provided. The final chapter covers models for programming adventure in educational, therapeutic, corporate, and community settings. For students who select careers in other fields, the leadership and team skills learned through Adventure Education: Theory and Applicationswill serve them well in their future workplaces. For students who do go into adventure education, this text is their guide for finding their own paths in the field.

Adventures among Ants: A Global Safari with a Cast of Trillions

by Mark W. Moffett

Intrepid international explorer, biologist, and photographer Mark W. Moffett, "the Indiana Jones of entomology," takes us around the globe on a strange and colorful journey in search of the hidden world of ants. In tales from Nigeria, Indonesia, the Amazon, Australia, California, and elsewhere, Moffett recounts his entomological exploits and provides fascinating details on how ants live and how they dominate their ecosystems through strikingly human behaviors, yet at a different scale and a faster tempo. Moffett's spectacular close-up photographs shrink us down to size, so that we can observe ants in familiar roles; warriors, builders, big-game hunters, and slave owners. We find them creating marketplaces and assembly lines and dealing with issues we think of as uniquely human--including hygiene, recycling, and warfare. Adventures among Ants introduces some of the world's most awe-inspiring species and offers a startling new perspective on the limits of our own perception. * Ants are world-class road builders, handling traffic problems on thoroughfares that dwarf our highway systems in their complexity * Ants with the largest societies often deploy complicated military tactics * Some ants have evolved from hunter-gatherers into farmers, domesticating other insects and growing crops for food

Adventures of Perception: Essays / Interviews

by Scott Macdonald

In this collection of thematically related personal essays and conversations with filmmakers, the author takes us on a fascinating journey into many under-explored territories of cinema.

The Adversaries: The Return of Ravana Book 2 (The\return Of Ravana Ser. #2)

by David Hair

'Genuinely dark and unsettling . . . The story-telling within the novel is outstanding' - The Historical Novel Society on The Pyre, book 1 of the Return of Ravana. A thrilling timeslip historical fantasy from award-winning author David Hair.Mumbai, 2010Everyone's talking about Swayamvara Live! This brand-new TV reality show is recreating the ages-old custom where young men compete for the hand of a noble bride. In this case, the bride is Bollywood stunner Sunita Ashoka, who is pledged to marry the man who wins the on-screen contest. For Vikram Khandavani, it's a chance to draw out his nemesis Ravindra, the reincarnated sorcerer-king - but he's taking a deadly gamble.Delhi, 1175 King Prithviraj Chauhan is about to storm the swayamvara of the beautiful Sanyogita - but he's not the only one fixated on the bride-to-be: Ravindra-Raj is coming too, and he's riding at the side of a fierce invader. Only Chand Bardai, in another life known as Aram Dhoop, the Poet of Mandore, stands between Ravindra and all the thrones of India.The Adversaries is the sequel to The Pyre and the second book in award-winning author David Hair's Return of Ravana series.

Advertising and Integrated Brand Promotion

by Richard J. Semenik Angeline Close Scheinbaum Chris T. Allen Thomas Clayton O'Guinn

Today's most contemporary ads and exhibits combine with coverage of the latest practices and industry developments, including social media, design thinking, and an emphasis on globalization. The book's focus on real advertising practice is reflected in the book's contents that follows the same process as an advertising agency. Trust ADVERTISING AND INTEGRATED BRAND PROMOTION, 7E to equip you with the tools, knowledge, and practice to get results in advertising and business today.

Advertising Promotion and Other Aspects of Integrated Marketing Communications

by Terence A. Shimp

The eighth edition of Shimp's market-leading Advertising, Promotion, And Other Aspects Of Integrated Marketing Communications fully integrates all aspects of marketing communication. While continuing to focus on the time honored IMC methods, the text reflects new academic literature and practitioner developments in the field.

Aeschylus I: Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, The Eumenides (The Complete Greek Tragedies #1)

by Aeschylus David Grene Richmond Lattimore

"These authoritative translations consign all other complete collections to the wastebasket."--Robert Brustein, The New Republic. "This is it. No qualifications. Go out and buy it everybody."--Kenneth Rexroth, The Nation. "The translations deliberately avoid the highly wrought and affectedly poetic; their idiom is contemporary.... They have life and speed and suppleness of phrase."--Times Education Supplement. "These translations belong to our time. A keen poetic sensibility repeatedly quickens them; and without this inner fire the most academically flawless rendering is dead."--Warren D. Anderson, American Oxonian. "The critical commentaries and the versions themselves... are fresh, unpretentious, above all, functional."--Commonwealth. "Grene is one of the great translators."--Conor Cruise O'Brien, London Sunday Times. "Richmond Lattimore is that rara avis in our age, the classical scholar who is at the same time an accomplished poet."--Dudley Fitts, New York Times Book Review.

Aesthetic Nervousness: Disability and the Crisis of Representation

by Ato Quayson

Focusing primarily on the work of Samuel Beckett, Toni Morrison, Wole Soyinka, and J. M. Coetzee, Ato Quayson launches a thoroughly cross-cultural, interdisciplinary study of the representation of physical disability. Quayson suggests that the subliminal unease and moral panic invoked by the disabled is refracted within the structures of literature and literary discourse itself, a crisis he terms "aesthetic nervousness." The disabled reminds the able-bodied that the body is provisional and temporary and that normality is wrapped up in certain social frameworks. Quayson expands his argument by turning to Greek and Yoruba writings, African American and postcolonial literature, depictions of deformed characters in early modern England and the plays of Shakespeare, and children's films, among other texts. He looks at how disability affects interpersonal relationships and forces the character and the reader to take an ethical standpoint, much like representations of violence, pain, and the sacred. The disabled are also used to represent social suffering, inadvertently obscuring their true hardships.

Affecting Change: Social Workers in the Political Arena

by Karen S. Haynes James S. Mickelson

Updated to reflect advances in a changing political arena of Obama's administration, this revision shows students how to develop political action skills and to take advantage of the opportunity of change. This practical, step-by-step guide focuses on advocacy as the central mission of social work practice. New material and 17 new personal scenarios involving social workers who have made a difference-senators, representatives, and officials in the political arena-serve to inspire students. Revised chapters show how social work skills can be most effective, whether by impacting the political arena as a social worker or running for office.

African-American Art

by Sharon F. Patton

From its origins in early 18th century slave communities to the end of the 20th century, African-American art has made a vital contribution to the art of the United States. This book provides a major reassessment of the subject, setting the art in the context of the African-American experience.

African American Lives: The Struggle for Freedom Volume II

by Clayborne Carson Emma J. Lapsansky-Werner Gary B. Nash

'African American Lives, American History' uses a biographical approach to present African Americans as active and thoughtful agents in the construction of their lives and communities. Each chapter opens with a vignette focusing on an individual involved in a dramatic moment or event. Personal stories are told throughout the narrative.

After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory (3rd edition)

by Alasdair Macintyre

In this classic work, Alasdair MacIntyre examines the historical and conceptual roots of the idea of virtue, diagnoses the reasons for its absence in personal and public life, and offers a tentative proposal for its recovery.

Against Bioethics

by Jonathan Baron

Governments, health professionals, patients, research institutions, and research subjects look to bioethicists for guidance in making important decisions about medical treatment and research.

Ageing in Society (Third Edition): Innovative Approaches

by Sheila Peace John Bond Freya Dittmann-Kohli Gerben Westerhof

`Ageing in Society brings forth exciting new questions, fresh perspectives, and a necessary critical approach to key issues - this is indeed an authoritative introduction. The authors not only have made significant contributions to gerontology, but offer the reader considerations for what could be, not just what is, the design of old age in society. The book will inform students in ways that so many texts in the area, satisfied with comfortable bromides, do not' - Jaber Gubrium, Editor of Journal of Aging Studies, University of Missouri-Columbia `This completely revised Third Edition of Ageing in Society presents one of the most comprehensive pictures of ageing today. Emphasising the dual processes of ageing societies and the experience of ageing, the book offers the reader - student or researcher alike - cogent discussions of the most up to date perspectives and evidence available. The contributors are all leading experts in their fields - comprising a range of important disciplines as they apply to ageing. Ageing in Society is a cutting edge text on one of the most important subjects facing the modern world - a must for all students of ageing' - Mike Bury, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of London `The Third Edition of the comprehensive textbook Ageing in Society extends its scope to include continental Europe, allowing broader as well as deeper insights into recent trends in gerontology. Gerontologists and practitioners are urged not to stop reading before they have reached the insightful last chapter "Ageing into the future"!' - Professor Dorly Deeg, Editor-in-Chief European Journal of Ageing The Third Edition of this popular and widely-used text provides a comprehensive introduction to the study of ageing, exploring the key theories, concepts and methods which the behavioural and social sciences contribute to the subject. Thoroughly revised and updated, Ageing in Society reflects new trends in gerontology, incorporating recent developments in theory and research as well as major international and interdisciplinary perspectives. A new chapter on cognitive ageing has been added and key themes, such as social protection, retirement, health and illness, and cultural images of old age are also critically examined. Ageing in Society was developed by the British Society of Gerontology to fulfil the need for an authoritative introduction to social gerontology. As such, it is an ideal resource for students and lecturers in the social and behavioural sciences, as well as for students and practitioners in health and social care.

Aging and Mental Health: Positive Psychosocial and Biomedical Approaches

by Robert N. Butler Myrna I. Lewis Trey Sunderland

Designed for professionals working with the elderly, this text provides comprehensive coverage of the ageing process and its effects on mental health. It sets out the nature and problems of old age, including the problems of older people in their families, and explores some of the common emotional problems and psychiatric disorders which can affect the elderly. It also outlines the evaluation, treatment and prevention of some common effects of ageing. There is specific coverage of race, ethnicity, gender, crime, alcoholism and physical disabilities, including deafness and blindness.

Aging and the Life Course: An Introduction to Social Gerontology

by Jill S. Quadagno

Jill Quadagno's groundbreaking text Aging and the Life Course examines the relationship between quality of life in old age and its experiential catalysts. Throughout the text an emphasis is placed on the intersectionality of race, class, gender, and culture, and how these classifications affect quality of life. Students will come away with a broad background for understanding crucial and current policy debates.

Aging Matters: An Introduction to Social Gerontology

by Nancy R. Hooyman H. Asuman Kiyak Kevin Y. Kawamoto

Presents Social Gerontology from Multiple Perspectives Aging Matters illuminates cultural, biological, physiological, emotional, cognitive, economic, and social aspects of aging. A useful guide to a range of disciplines, this title helps readers of all educational backgrounds understand the dynamic interactions between older people and their environments.

Agribusiness Management and Entrepreneurship (Third Edition)

by Michael E. Newman Walter J. Wills

Agribusiness Management and Entrepreneurship is intended to fill the need for a basic textbook covering the planning, organizing, and managing of an operation; as well as provide a comprehensive source for those who wish to consider a business from the ownership point of view, specifically as it relates to the vast area of agribusiness.

Aiming for an A in A-level Biology

by Jo Ormisher

Exam Board: AQA, CCEA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC/Eduqas Level: A-level Subject: Biology First teaching: September 2015 First exams: Summer 2017Master the skills you need to set yourself apart and hit the highest grades; this year-round course companion develops the higher-order thinking skills that top-achieving students possess, providing step-by-step guidance, examples and tips for getting an A grade.Written by experienced author and teacher Jo Ormisher, Aiming for an A in A-level Biology:- Helps you develop the 'A grade skills' of analysis, evaluation, creation and application- Takes you step by step through specific skills you need to master in A-level Biology, including scientific reading, quantitative and practical skills , so you can apply these skills and approach each exam question as an A/A* candidate- Clearly shows how to move up the grades with sample responses annotated to highlight the key features of A/A* answers- Helps you practise to achieve the levels expected of top-performing students, using in-class or homework activities and further reading tasks that stretch towards university-level study- Perfects exam technique through practical tips and examples of common pitfalls to avoid - Cultivates effective revision habits for success, with tips and strategies for producing and using revision resources- Supports all exam boards, outlining the Assessment Objectives for reaching the higher levels under the AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC/Eduqas and CCEA specifications

Aiming for an A in A-level Business

by Phil Waterhouse

Exam Board: AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC/Eduqas Level: A-level Subject: Business First teaching: September 2015 First exams: Summer 2017Master the skills you need to set yourself apart and hit the highest grades; this year-round course companion develops the higher-order thinking skills that top-achieving students possess, providing step-by-step guidance, examples and tips for getting an A grade.Written by experienced author and teacher Phil Waterhouse, Aiming for an A in A-level Business:Helps you develop the 'A grade skills' of analysis, evaluation, creation and applicationTakes you step by step through specific skills you need to master in A-level Business, so you can apply these skills and approach each exam question as an A/A* candidateClearly shows how to move up the grades with sample responses annotated to highlight the key features of A/A* answersHelps you practise to achieve the levels expected of top-performing students, using in-class or homework activities and further reading tasks that stretch towards university-level studyPerfects exam technique through practical tips and examples of common pitfalls to avoid Cultivates effective revision habits for success, with tips and strategies for producing and using revision resources Supports all exam boards, outlining the Assessment Objectives for reaching the higher levels under the AQA, Edexcel, OCR and WJEC/Eduqas specifications.

Aiming for an A in A-level Chemistry

by Sarah Longshaw

Exam Board: AQA, Edexcel, CCEA, OCR, WJEC EduqasLevel: A-levelSubject: ChemistryFirst teaching: September 2015First exams: Summer 2017 Master the skills you need to set yourself apart and hit the highest grades; this year-round course companion develops the higher-order thinking skills that top-achieving students possess, providing step-by-step guidance, examples and tips for getting an A grade.Written by experienced author and teacher Sarah Longshaw, Aiming for an A in A-level Chemistry:- Helps you develop the 'A grade skills' of analysis, evaluation, creation and application- Takes you step by step through specific skills you need to master in A-level Chemistry, including scientific reading, quantitative and practical skills, so you can apply these skills and approach each exam question as an A/A* candidate- Clearly shows how to move up the grades with sample responses annotated to highlight the key features of A/A* answers- Helps you practise to achieve the levels expected of top-performing students, using in-class or homework activities and further reading tasks that stretch towards university-level study- Perfects exam technique through practical tips and examples of common pitfalls to avoid - Cultivates effective revision habits for success, with tips and strategies for producing and using revision resources- Supports all exam boards, outlining the Assessment Objectives for reaching the higher levels under the AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC/Eduqas and CCEA specifications.

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