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The appellation of the words "alternate edition" to this introductory American politics textbook appears to be a reflection of the fact that the book has been substantially revised and updated to reflect the results of the 2006 elections. The authors have also added new "What if" features on contentious issues such as voting requirements for citizens, the possible overturning of Roe v. Wade, citizenship paths for illegal immigrants, and funding political campaigns solely from public sources. Otherwise, the text takes a pretty standard approach to the topic, offering chapters on the Constitution, federalism, civil rights and liberties, public opinion and political socialization, interest groups, political parties, campaigns and elections, the media and cyberpolitics, the Congress, the executive, the bureaucracy, and the courts. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The 2011--2012 edition of American Government and Politics Today: The Essentials contains many pedagogical aids and high-interest features to assist both students and instructors. Some of the features are: The Politics of Boom and Bust; What If?; Margin Definitions; Did You Know?; Which Side Are You On?; Questions for Discussion and Analysis; Key Terms; Chapter Summary; Selected Print and Media Resources; E-mocracy, and many more.
For this edition we have included a new feature: Each chapter now ends with a section called "Reconsidering the Enduring Questions" that gives contemporary responses to the Enduring Questions with which each chapter begins. These brief essays should help students focus in a novel way on what many people think are the perennial puzzles of American politics.
The president gets elected because of some slick television ads, although he has ducked all the tough questions. His party's platform is a meaningless set of words that gives you no idea what he will do in office. Once in the White House. He proposes bill and then Congress decides which to pass.
Textbook on recent American government events including William Jefferson Clinton's impeachment trial, the Presidential election of 2000, campaign finance reform, and the Microsoft anti-trust case.
This new edition of the number one book in American government continues to provide the most current and engaging introduction available for the course. Written with the belief that knowledge of the development of American government is integral to fully understand our current political system, "American Government: Continuity and Change" offers a strong historical perspective that highlights the evolution of government and engages students with examples relevant to their lives.
Guided by the belief that students must first understand how American government developed to fully understand the issues facing the United States in the 21st century, the authors offer the strongest coverage of both history and current events of any college textbook devoted to American politics. This best-selling book provides the historical context students need to understand our government and the most crucial and controversial issues affecting the nation. American Government: Continuity and Change, has been extensively revised to provide the most in-depth and current coverage of the 2006 midterm elections, the second George W. Bush administration, the Iraq War, and increasing controversies related to the conduct of the war on terrorism, including renewed calls for additional congressional oversight of the Executive Branch. The new edition also emphasizes the extent to which shared American values shape and affect policy and influence key political conflicts.
The United States is just a little over 200 years old, a mere child in relation to the 6,000 years of recorded human history. Yet, in just two centuries, the United States has excelled the world's most ancient civilizations to become the greatest nation on earth.
The guide includes chapter focus, study outlines, "Did You Think That...?" and practice questions with answers.
This book will give you a basic understanding of the system of government of the United States. First you will learn about the roots of the government. You will discover that the United States system reflects some principles of government that are thousands of years old. Then you will learn how federal, state, and local governments work, independently and cooperatively, for the good of all citizens. Perhaps most importantly, you will learn about the freedoms and rights guaranteed to all United States citizens.
The 16th edition of this reader continues to provide a balance of classic and current readings and cases that illustrate important concepts in American government. Preceding each set of readings is an in-depth yet accessible analysis of issues raised in the readings, designed to foster students' critical thinking. For this edition, there is a new section on presidential prerogative powers concerning military tribunals, a new anti-Federalist paper, and a 2003 Supreme Court decision. The book can be used as an ancillary or a core text.
Updated in a new 2011 edition, American Government: Roots and Reform provides the historical context students need to understand our government and the most crucial and controversial issues affecting the nation in the 21st century. This bestselling book has been extensively revised to provide in-depth coverage of President Barrack Obama's first two years in office and the 111thCongress, the 2010 congressional elections, continued concerns related to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and domestic concerns related to health care reform and the economy.
American Grace is a major achievement, a groundbreaking examination of religion in America. Unique among nations, America is deeply religious, religiously diverse, and remarkably tolerant. But in recent decades the nation's religious landscape has been reshaped. America has experienced three seismic shocks, say Robert Putnam and David Campbell. In the 1960s, religious observance plummeted. Then in the 1970s and 1980s, a conservative reaction produced the rise of evangelicalism and the Religious Right. Since the 1990s, however, young people, turned off by that linkage between faith and conservative politics, have abandoned organized religion. The result has been a growing polarization--the ranks of religious conservatives and secular liberals have swelled, leaving a dwindling group of religious moderates in between. At the same time, personal interfaith ties are strengthening. Interfaith marriage has increased while religious identities have become more fluid. Putnam and Campbell show how this denser web of personal ties brings surprising interfaith tolerance, notwithstanding the so-called culture wars. American Grace is based on two of the most comprehensive surveys ever conducted on religion and public life in America. It includes a dozen in-depth profiles of diverse congregations across the country, which illuminate how the trends described by Putnam and Campbell affect the lives of real Americans. Nearly every chapter of American Grace contains a surprise about American religious life. Among them: * Between one-third and one-half of all American marriages are interfaith; * Roughly one-third of Americans have switched religions at some point in their lives; * Young people are more opposed to abortion than their parents but more accepting of gay marriage; * Even fervently religious Americans believe that people of other faiths can go to heaven; * Religious Americans are better neighbors than secular Americans: more generous with their time and treasure even for secular causes--but the explanation has less to do with faith than with their communities of faith; * Jews are the most broadly popular religious group in America today. American Grace promises to be the most important book in decades about American religious life and an essential book for understanding our nation today.
An interesting study of the rescue effort after 9-11 and the attempt to clear away the debris, including the conflict between the fire and policemen.
Buck Horne was shot in front of 20,000 fans awaiting his comeback in the world's largest rodeo. Ellery Queen was one of them. But after a month of investigation, he was as baffled as everyone else.
This all-new health guide from the American Heart Association, the most trusted source on cardiovascular health, makes living a low-sodium lifestyle more achievable than ever before. Given the association's recommendation that Americans should reduce their daily sodium intake by half to 1,500 milligrams, going low-sodium can seem daunting at best, but this user-friendly book makes it both possible and practical. With up-to-date health information, real-life strategies, and 60 low-sodium recipes for popular high-sodium foods, American Heart Association Eat Less Salt provides a complete toolkit for adopting a low-sodium lifestyle one step at a time.Everyone can benefit from eating less salt: Millions of Americans (including 97 percent of children) consume far more sodium than they need, averaging about 3,400 milligrams of sodium a day, or seven times what the body needs to function. Current statistics say that nine out of ten Americans will develop high blood pressure at some time in their lives. The higher the sodium intake, the greater the risk for high blood pressure and its potentially deadly effects, including heart attack and stroke. To address that risk, here is guidance on how to cut back on sodium and make the lifestyle adjustments that can prevent or reduce high blood pressure. In American Heart Association Eat Less Salt, you will find realistic strategies and approaches for achieving your low-sodium goals. Features include:-An action plan for small incremental changes-Easy-to-understand charts for targeting high-sodium foods both at home and when eating out-Tips for staying focused on eating well-Information on deciphering food labels-60 recipes for low-sodium favorites. American Heart Association Eat Less Salt shows you how to gradually reduce your dietary sodium without feeling deprived.
If you're like most people, your life is so hectic that it's hard to imagine squeezing in time for daily exercise. The good news is that you can get fit without an expensive gym membership or rigorous workout schedule. New research proves that you can "sneak up" on fitness by grabbing a little time here and there throughout the day so you total at least thirty minutes of moderate activity on most days. The American Heart Association's Fitting in Fitness guide will show you how to work spurts of activity into the way you live right now. Those few minutes can add up to huge rewards, including a stronger heart and bones, higher energy levels, better weight control, and more.You'll find hundreds of tips for fitting in fitness in this easy-to-use, inspiring guide. You'll even learn how to bring your kids into the act and have a lifestyle program that works for all of you.From the Paperback edition.
The more you cook at home, with a focus on fresh ingredients, the easier it is to achieve a heart-healthy lifestyle. Making meals with fresh ingredients is not only healthy and flavorful but also fast and easy withGo Fresh. The American Heart Association offers more than 250 recipes in this cookbook, inspiring you to bring nutritious and wholesome ingredients into your kitchen. Enjoy full-flavored favorites--all made from scratch, made healthy, and made fresh--including:· Cauliflower-Carrot Soup· Blueberry-Walnut Chicken Salad· Blackened Fish with Crisp Kale and Creamy Lemon Sauce· Rosemary-Peach Chicken Kebabs with Orange Glaze· Tomato-Basil Pork Tenderloin· Butternut Squash Pasta· Dark Cherry and Apple Crumble In the book, you'll also find Healthy Swaps for substituting seasonal fruits and vegetables in delicious new ways, Shop & Store tips for making the most of your trips to the market and what you buy, and Tips, Tricks & Timesavers for reducing prep time and getting meals on the table faster.
A HEALTH COOKBOOK FOR WOMEN BY WOMENThe American Heart Association's Go Red For Women social initiative has inspired hundreds of thousands of women to eat nutritiously, exercise regularly, and maintain a healthy weight. Now the iconic "red dress" can be your kitchen companion all year long, with 200 recipes to help you take charge of your health. By cooking wholesome meals at home, you can easily and significantly reduce your risk of heart disease, which takes the lives of more women each year than all forms of cancer combined. The Go Red For Women Cookbook helps you stick to your health goals with recipes for guilt-free drinks, appetizers, dinners, and desserts for gatherings with friends and breakfasts on the go, brown-bag lunches, and snacks for the whole family. Recipes include: · Vegetable-Shrimp Spring Rolls with Honey-Jalapeño Sauce · Chipotle Tomato Soup · Spinach Salad with Apples and Caramelized Radishes · Kale Salad with Sweet Citrus Dressing · Lime-Basil Tilapia · Jerk Chicken with Mango-Avocado Salsa · Portobello Ragout with Sun-Dried Tomato Polenta · Garlicky Greek Salad Pizza · Sangría-Style Punch · Lemon Mini Cheesecakes · Red Velvet Cake Pops A necessary primer on good nutrition, weight control, and smart grocery shopping as well as how to live and enjoy a healthy lifestyle while helping to prevent heart disease, The Go Red For Women Cookbook makes it easy for you to adopt healthy eating habits.From the Hardcover edition.
Eating well is essential to living well. This becomes ever more apparent as scientists continue to unravel the connection between the food we eat and our health. Choosing healthful food can be complicated, however, especially in a world of fad diets and conflicting reports. This third edition of the American Heart Association low-fat, low-cholesterol cookbook helps you sort through the confusion and gives you information you can trust--plus recipes you will love. Taste and variety abound in this collection of good-for-you recipes. From Smoked Salmon Dip with Cucumber and Herbs to Chocolate Custard Cake with Raspberries, the American Heart Association low-fat, low-cholesterol cookbook offers more than 200 easy-to-prepare dishes--including 50 exciting new recipes. The accompanying nutritional analyses will help you create meals that are sensible, healthful, and absolutely delicious. This bestselling volume is also an invaluable resource for information on heart health. The completely revised text gives you an updated perspective on how diet and exercise contribute to your well-being. It explains how cholesterol affects the body, offers critical facts about good and bad cholesterol, provides tips for preparing heart-healthy foods, and much more. Discover how easy it is to avoid excess saturated fat and cholesterol while enjoying mouthwatering foods. With this book in your kitchen, you can take charge of your diet and love every bite along the way.
Whether you have heart-health problems now or want to avoid having them in the future, keeping your sodium intake low is one of the best ways to help your heart. In this revised and expanded fourth edition of the American Heart Association Low-Salt Cookbook, the association shows that a low-sodium diet can be not only good for your health but also full of flavor. Including everything from appetizers and soups to entrées and desserts, American Heart Association Low-Salt Cookbook, 4th Edition, offers more than 200 delicious low-sodium recipes--more than 50 of them brand-new to this edition. Whether you are in the mood for a beloved classic or a new favorite, you will find just the dish to please your palate. Looking for a less salty snack? Try Baked Veggie Chips served with Hot and Smoky Chipotle-Garlic Dip. Craving something hearty and full of flavor? Slow-Cooker Moroccan Chicken with Orange Couscous is an ideal low-sodium fix-it-and-forget-it meal. For a Sunday-night family dinner, try Three-Cheese Lasagna with Swiss Chard. And for your sweet tooth? Whip up Peach and Blueberry Cobbler or Rice Pudding with Caramelized Bananas for a special treat. With this book in hand, you'll be armed with nutrition numbers for every recipe and the latest American Heart Association dietary information, as well as the how-tos for avoiding hidden sodium, shopping smart, and using healthy cooking techniques. You'll also find useful resources such as a sodium tracker, a no-sodium seasoning guide, a list of common high-sodium foods, ingredient substitutions, and serving suggestions for each of the food groups.From the Hardcover edition.
American Heart Association to Your Health: A Guide to Heart-Smart Living / American Heart Associationby American Heart Association
Whether you're a couch potato, diet dropout, or heavy smoker, it's hard to change old habits. But with this step-by-step guide, you can do it! You'll learn how to set realistic goals and follow through on them, plus stick to your new healthful habits. Stories of how other real people overcame the same hurdles will motivate you. * Find physical activities that are fun for you. Reward yourself in healthful ways for your fitness achievements. * Create a personalized eating plan that you can really live with *Learn how to identify your most common smoking triggers. Discover ways to beat those urges and kick the habit for good. * Find out how to get reliable information and become proactive about your health. This friendly little book is filled with tips and can help you change for the better. You'll take charge of your health and celebrate again and again. To your Health!
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