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A book that collates poems, songs, plays, stories among other literary works in the aim of introducing literature in an exciting and interesting way to the students.
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An abridged edition of the bestselling book An Introduction to the Old Testament, this rich guide makes Old Testament scholarship accessible to the average reader. Renowned Bible scholar Tremper Longman III gathers the best in historical research and literary analysis to lead the reader through each book of the Old Testament. Most significantly, Longman explores the meaning of each book in light of its cultural setting. Abbreviated chapters highlight key research discoveries, ensuring that the information is both significant and manageable. Including questions at the end of each chapter for group discussion or personal reflection, Introducing the Old Testament makes the words, history, and culture of biblical times come alive for readers. Laypersons as well as church leaders will take away a solid understanding of the historical background and theological message of the Old Testament and be inspired to apply biblical truths to their lives.
A great read is just the beginning. . . Instructor and student evaluations from coast to coast attest to the Dans' captivating writing These award-winning bestselling authors know how to enthrall students with the subject they love best--psychology But in the new edition of Introducing Psychology, they go even further to ensure that students won't commit one of the seven sins of memory--forgetting what they just read Special Cue Questions and Critical Thinking questions give students the opportunity to process psychological concepts and aid their understanding and memory And if you've ever heard someone parrot a widespread misconception, you'll welcome the new Changing Minds questions, short scenarios which ask students to confront common misunderstandings of psychological phenomena Now the book that students love to read is as unforgettable as ever! DSM 5 Updates Available for Fall 2014 classes, this update version features new content from the Dans in response to the release of the DSM-5. This new content is integrated into the text without changing pagination or the structure of the chapters. A special DSM 5 Supplement by the Matthew Nock, new coauthor with the Dans of Psychology, Third Edition, is available for Fall 2013 and Spring and Summer 2014 courses. View the Page-Referenced Guide to the DSM-5 updates for Psychology.
Introducing Public Relations is your guide to the basics of public relations: where it came from, what it means and what issues the industry faces today. It takes readers from the origins of PR all the way to the newest theoretical debates, explaining along the way the changes and development of the role of the PR practitioner. With interviews and 'day in the life' examples from a wide range of professionals in the industry students will learn what PR practitioners do, what they think and how the industry really works. Putting the student first, this book: * Gives a grounded, critical coverage of the history and theory of public relations, so students understand not just the what but the how and why * Covers all aspects of public relations in practice, from in-house and consultancies to government, sport, NGO and corporate PR * Packs each chapter with case studies, anecdotes from the field and career advice from expert PR professionals * Helps easy revision with exercises, summaries and checklists Highly accessible and engaging, there is no better headstart to understanding what PR is all about. It is the perfect text for any students encountering public relations theory and practice for the first time.
Rosaline Barbour draws on her extensive teaching experience to provide a clear, user-friendly introduction to the craft of doing qualitative research. Each chapter includes examples of real-life qualitative data and a range of exercises to help students get a feel for the process of generating and analysing qualitative data. The second edition includes: New examples from a range of social science disciplines, making this the perfect book no matter what course you're studying More on unobtrusive methods of data collection, such as documentary analysis More on internet research methods, mixed methods and visual methods A new section on using software in qualitative research A brand new companion website full of additional lecturer and student resources.
Eleven-year-old Sasha wants to have a normal life, but living in a dorm with her parents, who teach at college, and having Marie Curie as her middle name doesn't help. Then there's her older brother, Danny, who has Tourette's syndrome and lives at a special school nearby. Summer should be fun, but her best friend starts hanging out with a boy--and Danny comes to live at home.
Social Semiotics is a lively introduction to the ways in which different aspects of modern society combine to create meaning. These "semiotic resources" surrounding us include obvious modes of communication such as language, gesture, images and music, but also less obvious ones such as food, dress and everyday objects, all of which carry cultural value and significance. Social Semiotics uses a wide variety of texts including photographs, adverts, magazine pages and film stills to explain how meaning is created through complex semiotic interactions. Practical exercises and examples--as wide ranging as furniture arrangements in public places, advertising jingles, photojournalism, and the rhythm of a rapper's speech--provide readers with the knowledge and skills they need to be able to analyze and also produce successful multimodal texts and designs. The book traces the development of semiotic resources through particular channels such as the history of the press and advertising; and explores how and why these resources change over time, for reasons such as advancing technology. Featuring a full glossary of terms, exercises, discussion points and suggestions for further reading, Social Semiotics makes concrete the complexities of meaning-making and is essential reading for anyone interested in how communication works.
First of a eight part series, this focuses on mission from an evangelical perspective. This book is for prospective missionaries as well as for those who are interested in missions but may serve in other capacities.
If you want to take advantage of one of the hottest CG tools available, Introducing ZBrush is the perfect place to start.Introducing ZBrush helps you jump into this exciting drawing and sculpting software without fear. Learn ZBrush 3.1 basics inside and out and get comfortable sculpting in a digital environment with this relaxed, friendly, and thorough guide. Master these practical techniques and soon you'll be creating realistic, cartoon, and organic models with flair.Introduces you to ZBrush 3.1, the sculpting software that lets you create digital art with a fine-art feel, which you can transfer into Maya or other 3D applicationsCovers painting, meshes, organic sculpting, hard surface sculpting, textures, lighting, rendering, working with other 3D applications, and scriptingWalks you through a series of fun and engaging tutorials where you can start creating your own work, including human, cartoon, and organic modelsLearn to create lush, beautiful digital art with ZBrush and this detailed guide.
The Third Edition of Introduction to Academic Writing, by Alice Oshima and Ann Hogue, continues in the tradition of helping students to master the standard organizational patterns of the paragraph and the basic concepts of essay writing. The text's time-proven approach integrates the study of rhetorical patterns and the writing process with extensive practice in sentence structure and mechanics. Features of the Third Edition: A step-by-step approach guides students seamlessly through the process of writing. Clear, succinct explanations help students to understand and apply key concepts and rules. Numerous models and varied practice support students at all stages of writing. NEW instruction and practice in summary writing prepare students for academic work. NEW Try It Out! exercises give students opportunities to assess mastery of skills. NEWself-editing and peer-editing worksheets motivate students to revise their work. Introduction to Academic Writing is also available with CriterionSM Publisher's Version, which provides instant online feedback on student writing: Students simply submit their writing online and instantly receive personalized feedback on: Grammar, Usage, Style, Mechanics, Organization, and Development (essays only). Students can turn in better writing, and teachers can save time spent correcting drafts. Clickon the "Resources" link to order the edition with CriterionSM Publisher's Version The Longman Academic Writing Series consists of: Level 1 Fundamentals of Academic Writing Level 2 First Steps in Academic Writing, Second Edition Level 4 Writing Academic English, Fourth Edition.
The fully revised and updated Third Edition of this textbook provides an accessible introduction to accounting for students coming to the subject for the first time. It embraces the basic techniques and underlying theoretical concepts in accounting and shows how these are applied in various circumstances. This New Edition incorporates major changes which improve and update the previous edition. It can be easily used by students working on their own, as well as in a classroom environment. It provides: - Fully illustrated & worked examples - Student Activities - End of chapter questions, many of which have been taken from major accounting examination bodies. -The solutions to all activities are given at the end of each chapter, and answers to the end of chapter questions are also supplied. Introduction to Accounting is an essential textbook for undergraduate accounting students. It is designed to meet the needs of both the non-specialist and those intending to specialise in accounting at undergraduate and also postgraduate levels. The Solutions Manual will be available via the SAGE website.
The text incorporates real world applications, including actual financial statements, to reinforce the relevance of topics to real business situations and promote student interest. The text also promotes active learning through Enhance Your Understanding probing questions placed sporadically throughout many chapters, Of Interest boxes that provide additional information relating to the chapter concepts, new Fast Fact boxes that provide additional information related to chapter concepts in a short, trivia-like manner, and end-of-chapter group exercises.
This text covers all the material needed to understand the principles behind the AI approach to robotics and to program an artificially intelligent robot for applications involving sensing, navigation, planning, and uncertainty. Robin Murphy is extremely effective at combining theoretical and practical rigor with a light narrative touch. In the overview, for example, she touches upon anthropomorphic robots from classic films and science fiction stories before delving into the nuts and bolts of organizing intelligence in robots. Following the overview, Murphy contrasts AI and engineering approaches and discusses what she calls the three paradigms of AI robotics: hierarchical, reactive, and hybrid deliberative/reactive. Later chapters explore multiagent scenarios, navigation and path-planning for mobile robots, and the basics of computer vision and range sensing. Each chapter includes objectives, review questions, and exercises. Many chapters contain one or more case studies showing how the concepts were implemented on real robots. Murphy, who is well known for her classroom teaching, conveys the intellectual adventure of mastering complex theoretical and technical material.
An Introduction to Art Therapy Research is a pragmatic text that introduces readers to the basics of research design in quantitative and qualitative methodology written in the language of art therapy, with particular attention to the fields unique aspects, current thinking, and exemplars from published art therapy research studies. This combination of a broad, standard approach to research design plus art therapies particular perspective and major contributions to the subject make the text suitable for courses in introductory research, survey of art therapy history and literature, art therapy assessment, and ethics. The book includes strategies for evaluating research reports and writing for peer-reviewed publication, features that make the text of special value to students, practitioners, doctoral candidates, and academics writing for publication. An online instructor's manual with student resources is available and offers material to enhance the pedagogical features of the text.
This concise and accessible textbook supports a foundation or module course on A.I., covering a broad selection of the subdisciplines within this field. The book presents concrete algorithms and applications in the areas of agents, logic, search, reasoning under uncertainty, machine learning, neural networks and reinforcement learning. Topics and features: presents an application-focused and hands-on approach to learning the subject; provides study exercises of varying degrees of difficulty at the end of each chapter, with solutions given at the end of the book; supports the text with highlighted examples, definitions, and theorems; includes chapters on predicate logic, PROLOG, heuristic search, probabilistic reasoning, machine learning and data mining, neural networks and reinforcement learning; contains an extensive bibliography for deeper reading on further topics; supplies additional teaching resources, including lecture slides and training data for learning algorithms, at an associated website.
Introduction to Astronomy & Cosmology is a modern undergraduate textbook, combining both the theory behind astronomy with the very latest developments. Written for science students, this book takes a carefully developed scientific approach to this dynamic subject. Every major concept is accompanied by a worked example with end of chapter problems to improve understandingIncludes coverage of the very latest developments such as double pulsars and the dark galaxy.Beautifully illustrated in full colour throughoutSupplementary web site with many additional full colour images, content, and latest developments.
The ninth edition of Martin's (U. of Texas at Austin) and Clark's (U. of Cincinnati) textbook features updated material throughout the text, including more detailed discussions of recent objective measures; new material on licensing/certification, outcome measures, and evidence-based practice; a revised discussion of the rapidly evolving measures of auditory evoked potentials; and separate discussions of pediatric and adult hearing aid selection/verification and hearing loss management.
Introduction to Automotive Service covers all eight areas of automotive service, plus the soft skills and tool knowledge that you must know when seeking entry-level employment. The text presents all systems together, making it easier for you to see how automotive systems are intertwined and connected. The text's 40 short chapters divide the content into individual topics to make it easier for you to learn and master the material. Offering a solid foundation in the basics, this text uniquely addresses simple inspection and service procedures without being overwhelming.
Mobile robots range from the teleoperated Sojourner on the Mars Pathfinder mission to cleaning robots in the Paris Metro. Introduction to Autonomous Mobile Robots offers students and other interested readers an overview of the technology of mobility--the mechanisms that allow a mobile robot to move through a real world environment to perform its tasks--including locomotion, sensing, localization, and motion planning. It discusses all facets of mobile robotics, including hardware design, wheel design, kinematics analysis, sensors and perception, localization, mapping, and robot control architectures. The design of any successful robot involves the integration of many different disciplines, among them kinematics, signal analysis, information theory, artificial intelligence, and probability theory. Reflecting this, the book presents the techniques and technology that enable mobility in a series of interacting modules. Each chapter covers a different aspect of mobility, as the book moves from low-level to high-level details. The first two chapters explore low-level locomotory ability, examining robots' wheels and legs and the principles of kinematics. This is followed by an in-depth view of perception, including descriptions of many "off-the-shelf" sensors and an analysis of the interpretation of sensed data. The final two chapters consider the higher-level challenges of localization and cognition, discussing successful localization strategies, autonomous mapping, and navigation competence. Bringing together all aspects of mobile robotics into one volume, Introduction to Autonomous Mobile Robots can serve as a textbook for coursework or a working tool for beginners in the field.
This textbook explains the basic ideas of subjective probability and shows how subjective probabilities must obey the usual rules of probability to ensure coherency. It defines the likelihood function, prior distributions and posterior distributions. It explains how posterior distributions are the basis for inference and explores their basic properties. Various methods of specifying prior distributions are considered, with special emphasis on subject-matter considerations and exchange ability. The regression model is examined to show how analytical methods may fail in the derivation of marginal posterior distributions. The remainder of the book is concerned with applications of the theory to important models that are used in economics, political science, biostatistics and other applied fields. New to the second edition is a chapter on semiparametric regression and new sections on the ordinal probit, item response, factor analysis, ARCH-GARCH and stochastic volatility models. The new edition also emphasizes the R programming language.
Praise for the First Edition"I cannot think of a better book for teachers of introductory statistics who want a readable and pedagogically sound text to introduce Bayesian statistics."--Statistics in Medical Research"[This book] is written in a lucid conversational style, which is so rare in mathematical writings. It does an excellent job of presenting Bayesian statistics as a perfectly reasonable approach to elementary problems in statistics."--STATS: The Magazine for Students of Statistics, American Statistical Association"Bolstad offers clear explanations of every concept and method making the book accessible and valuable to undergraduate and graduate students alike."--Journal of Applied StatisticsThe use of Bayesian methods in applied statistical analysis has become increasingly popular, yet most introductory statistics texts continue to only present the subject using frequentist methods. Introduction to Bayesian Statistics, Second Edition focuses on Bayesian methods that can be used for inference, and it also addresses how these methods compare favorably with frequentist alternatives. Teaching statistics from the Bayesian perspective allows for direct probability statements about parameters, and this approach is now more relevant than ever due to computer programs that allow practitioners to work on problems that contain many parameters.This book uniquely covers the topics typically found in an introductory statistics book--but from a Bayesian perspective--giving readers an advantage as they enter fields where statistics is used. This Second Edition provides:Extended coverage of Poisson and Gamma distributionsTwo new chapters on Bayesian inference for Poisson observations and Bayesian inference for the standard deviation for normal observationsA twenty-five percent increase in exercises with selected answers at the end of the bookA calculus refresher appendix and a summary on the use of statistical tablesNew computer exercises that use R functions and Minitab® macros for Bayesian analysis and Monte Carlo simulationsIntroduction to Bayesian Statistics, Second Edition is an invaluable textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate-level statistics courses as well as a practical reference for statisticians who require a working knowledge of Bayesian statistics.
The study of biblical Aramaic, an ancient Semitic language from which the Hebrew alphabet was derived, is necessary for understanding texts written during certain periods of early Jewish and Christian history and is especially important for the study of the books of Daniel and Ezra. This new textbook is a thorough guide to learning to read and translate biblical Aramaic and includes an introduction to the language, examples of texts for practice translations, and helpful comparison charts.<P> <P> Advisory: Bookshare has learned that this book offers only partial accessibility. We have kept it in the collection because it is useful for some of our members. To explore further access options with us, please contact us through the Book Quality link on the right sidebar. Benetech is actively working on projects to improve accessibility issues such as these.
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