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The financial crisis of 2007-8 has already revolutionized institutions, markets, and regulation. Wright and Quadrini's Money and Banking captures those revolutionary changes and packages them in a way that engages undergraduates enrolled in Money and Banking and Financial Institutions and Markets courses. Minimal mathematics, accessible language, and a student-oriented tone ease readers into complex subjects like money, interest rates, banking, asymmetric information, financial crises and regulation, monetary policy, monetary theory, and other standard topics. Numerous short cases, called "Stop and Think" boxes, promote internalization over memorization. Exercise drills ensure basic skills competency where appropriate. Short, snappy sections that begin with a framing question enhance readability and encourage assignment completion. Recent financial turmoil has increased student interest in the financial system but simultaneously threatens to create false impressions and negative attitudes. This up-to-date text by a dynamic, young authorial team encourages students to critique the financial system without rejecting its many positive attributes.
Personal Finance by Rachel Siegel and Carol Yacht is a comprehensive Personal Finance text which includes a wide range of pedagogical aids to keep students engaged and instructors on track. If you would like to hear Rachel talk about her book, and the Personal Finance course listen to her podcast. This book is arranged by learning objectives. The headings, summaries, reviews, and problems all link together via the learning objectives. This helps instructors to teach what they want, and to assign the problems that correspond to the learning objectives covered in class. Personal Finance includes personal finance planning problems with links to solutions, and personal application exercises, with links to their associated worksheet(s) or spreadsheet(s). In addition, the text boasts a large number of links to videos, podcasts, experts' tips or blogs, and magazine articles to illustrate the practical applications for concepts covered in the text. Finally, the modular nature of the chapters lends itself to the Flat World Knowledge publishing model allowing instructors to adapt the textbook to the exact needs of their specific class and student body.
Today we are excited to introduce Libby Rittenberg and Timothy Tregarthen's Principles of Economics. The authors teach economics as the study of "choice " by providing students with an accessible, straightforward overview of economics. This text combines the clarity and writing of Tregarthen's seminal periodical "The Margin" with great teaching insights. Rittenberg and Tregarthen help students to understand how real individuals actually work with economics. In this new book, the authors illustrate the practicality and relevance of economics with a variety of new illustrations and insights. The authors take a three-pronged approach to every concept: (1) the concept is covered with a "Heads Up" to ward off confusion, (2) a "You Try It" section makes sure students are staying on top of the concept and (3) a "Case and Point" section that uses a real-world application to harness the concept in reality. For one example of how this plays out in the text see "Chapter 3, Section 2 on Supply."
Scott McLean brings his authoring expertise to this new communications textbook. Scott has authored textbooks in the areas of Speech Communication, Interpersonal Communication and Public Speaking. Business Communications for Success benefits from Scott's extensive understanding of how students learn the art of effective communication. Students are provided ample opportunity to engage with the concepts, vocabulary and models covered in the text, including role-playing exercises, journal writings, case studies, small-group activities, games, and self-assessment activities.
Today we are excited to introduce Libby Rittenberg and Timothy Tregarthen's Principles of Microeconomics. The authors teach economics as the study of "choice " by providing students with an accessible, straightforward overview of economics. This text combines the clarity and writing of Tregarthen's seminal periodical "The Margin" with great teaching insights. Rittenberg and Tregarthen help students to understand how real individuals actually work with economics. In this new book, the authors illustrate the practicality and relevance of economics with a variety of new illustrations and insights. The authors take a three-pronged approach to every concept: (1) the concept is covered with a "Heads Up" to ward off confusion, (2) a "You Try It" section makes sure students are staying on top of the concept and (3) a "Case and Point" section that uses a real-world application to harness the concept in reality.
The author recalls how his childhood had all of the classic elements of growing up in America. His entertaining memoir as child, teenager and adult reveals how race and class impact all of us.
The book traces the cognitive consequences of the loss of knowledge of nature and offers new perspectives on general theories of human categorization, reasoning, decision making, and cognitive development.
A group of friends Jalil, April, David, and Christopher journeys to Everworld in search of a friend, but things have turned dangerous because they are about to discover the true opposite of heaven.
Christopher, David, April, and Jalil find themselves at the single most powerful area in Everworld--Olympus. It seems that the evil alien god, Ka Anor, plans to take Olympus for himself and Zeus isn't having any of it.
David, Christopher, April, Jalil, and Senna managed to escape Neptune's deadly clutches and have washed ashore in Eire. It's ancient Ireland, complete with giants, leprechauns, a band of gods and goddesses, and druids.
Now, I don't like school, which you might say is one of the factors that got us involved with this old guy we nicknamed the Pigman. Actually, I hate school, but then again most of the time I hate everything. I used to really hate school when I first started at Franklin High. I hated it so much the first year they called me the Bathroom Bomber. Other kids got elected G.O. President and class secretary and lab-squad captain, but I got elected the Bathroom Bomber.
A detailed encyclopedia covering in detail the origins, history, conformation, appearance, uses and current status of 151 of the world's major breeds of horses and ponies, followed by a guide to horse breeding. The first and main section describes in detail the origins, history, conformation, appearance, uses and current status of 151 of the world's major breeds of horses. The text of the first section of the book is divided into five subsections: pony breeds, work horses, sport horses, hot bloods and warm bloods, and a short section on cross-bred horses. The second section of the book is a guide to horse breeding. A 10-page guide to International Breeds gives an up-to-date account of breeding activities of each major horse breeding nation.
Wyoming's Snake River is home to many creatures--elk, moose, coyotes, beavers, and birds of all kinds. It is winter, and the animals are searching for food--for grass and twigs under the snow, for plants and seeds in the cold water, or for the bits and bones leftover from another animal's meal. High in the sky, a bald eagle soars in lazy circles. It sees the bare trees, the blanket of snow covering the land, and the dark ribbon of water that is the Snake River. From the air, the eagle watches each creature. And it, too, searches for food. As it circles over the moving water, it watches for fish, waiting for one to come near the surface and become its supper.
In 1815, the McClures sail their flatboat from Pittsburgh down the Ohio River and settle in what would later become Indiana.
Rosie's charm bracelet has a cottage. Tess's has a record player. And Lily's has a typewriter. With these beautiful baubles and new dresses, the cousins are set to be bridesmaids when Aunt Lucy marries her sweetheart, Michael. The girls have returned to Cobble Street for the wedding, and there's work to be done. The cousins must plan the garden reception! Lily, Rosie, and Tess are full of ideas because the day's got to be special enough for their favorite aunt and brand-new uncle. But don't worry, with the cousins working together, the result is sure to be an extravaganza blooming with love and joy.
In an inspiring pairing, Amy Hest and P. J. Lynch create an unforgettable tribute to the immigrant experience. Jessie lives with her grandmother in a poor village in the valleys of eastern Europe. When, to everyone's surprise, young Jessie is chosen by the village rabbi to travel to America, and to leave her grandmother behind, they both feel their hearts will break. Award-winning author Amy Hest brings her sure and inspired touch to the story of our immigrant heritage as she follows Jessie across the ocean to a new life--and a new love--in America. Exquisitely illustrated by P. J. Lynch, with paintings that glow with warmth and carefully observed detail, WHEN JESSIE COMES ACROSS THE SEA transcends time and culture in a tribute to the courage and hope of all who seek a better life. It is destined to become a modern classic.
When she is sent to the small town in South Dakota where she had lived briefly with her great-grandmother after her father's death, fourteen-year-old Mattie must sort out her confused feelings about why she is there, her mother's possible remarriage, and the free-spirited seventeen-year-old she has just met.
A Brazilian/American tycoon befriends a 21-year-old heiress living a cloistered life in a convent. His and her parents leave wills with unusual terms. Can this couple, who fall in love, meet the terms of the wills? Read this engrossing novel and find out . . .
The Icemark is a kingdom in great danger: its king has died, and its enemy lies in wait. Now the kingdom's fate rests on the shoulders of one young girl.
Twelve-year-old Fred Grant relates what he saw when he accompanied his father, General Grant, on the campaign to capture Vicksburg.
English translation by the author Qurratulain Hyder, of her Akademi Award-winning Urdu collection of short stories, Patjhar ki Awaaz.
This book is a biography of Guru Arjan Dev, the Fifth Sikh Guru, and also discusses his works.
This study investigates the types of movement and movement-like relations that link positions in syntactic structure.
This multivoiced collection of essays and images presents a "relational" feminism of diverse communities, affiliations, and practices.
The controversial subject of this book is the permissible use of animals by humans. Lewis Petrinovich argues that humans have a set of cognitive abilities, developing from a suite of emotional attachments, that make them unique among species.
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