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A definitive text in neuroscience.
This book distills the essential elements of world politics, both the enduring characteristics as well as the revolutionary changes that may be altering the very fabric of the centuries-old state system. Author J. Martin Rochester explores all the important topics that one would expect to find in an IR text (war, diplomacy, foreign policy, international law and organization, the international economy, and more) but injects fresh perspectives on how globalization and other contemporary trends are affecting these issues. In addition, the author does so through a highly engaging, lively writing style that will appeal to today's students. Fundamental Principles of International Relations is a tightly woven treatment of international politics past and present, drawing on the latest academic scholarship while avoiding excessive jargon and utilizing pedagogical aids while avoiding clutter. Rochester ultimately challenges the reader to think critically about the future of a post-Cold War and post-9/11 world that is arguably more complex, if not more dangerous, than some previous eras, with the potential for promise as well as peril.
Cross-cultural psychology has come of age as a scientific discipline, but how has it developed? The field has moved from exploratory studies, in which researchers were mainly interested in finding differences in psychological functioning without any clear expectation, to detailed hypothesis tests of theories of cross-cultural differences. This book takes stock of the large number of empirical studies conducted over the last decades to evaluate the current state of the field. Specialists from various domains provide an overview of their area, linking it to the fundamental questions of cross-cultural psychology such as how individuals and their cultures are linked, how the link evolves during development, and what the methodological challenges of the field are. This book will appeal to academic researchers and post-graduates interested in cross-cultural research.
Many Americans today are taking note of the strong political force that is the religious right. Controversial decisions by the government are met with hundreds of lobbyists, millions of dollars of advertising spending, and a grassroots response.
Why, from Reagan to George Bush, have fundamentalists in religion and in law (originalists) exercised such political power and influence in the United States? Why has the Republican Party forged an ideology of judicial appointments (originalism) hostile to abortion and gay rights? Why and how did Barack Obama distinguish himself among Democratic candidates not only by his opposition to the Iraq war but by his opposition to originalism? This book argues that fundamentalism in both religion and law threatens democratic values and draws its appeal from a patriarchal psychology still alive in our personal and political lives and at threat from the constitutional developments since the 1960s. The argument analyzes this psychology (based on traumatic loss in intimate life) and resistance to it (based on the love of equals). Obama's resistance to originalism arises from his developmental history as a democratic, as opposed to patriarchal, man who resists the patriarchal demands on men and women that originalism enforces - in particular, the patriarchal love laws that tell people who and how and how much they may love.
Fundamentalism is seen as the major threat to world peace today, a conclusion impossible to ignore since the events in New York on September 11, 2001. But what does "fundamentalism" really mean? Since it was coined by American Protestant evangelicals in the 1920s, the use of the term "fundamentalist" has expanded to include a diverse range of radical conservatives and ideological purists, not all religious. Fundamentalism could now mean both militant Israeli settlers as well as the Islamist radicals who oppose them, it can mean Christians, Hindus, animal liberationists, and even Buddhist nationalists. Here, Middle East expert Malise Ruthven investigates fundamentalism's historical, social, religious, political, and ideological roots, and tackles the polemic and stereotypes surrounding this complex phenomena--one that eludes simple definition, yet urgently needs to be understood.
This book approaches the subject from a mechanistic perspective that pitches the language at a level that is understandable to those entering the field and who are not familiar with its common phrases or complex terms. It provides a simple encapsulation of concepts and expands on them. In each chapter the basic concept is explained as simply and clearly as possible without a great deal of detail, then in subsequent sections additional material, exceptions to the general rule, examples, etc., is introduced and built up. Such material was generously supplemented with diagrams; conceptually elegant line diagrams in two or three colors. The artwork was well thought out and able to condense the scientific principles into a novel and visually exciting form. The diagrams encourage browsing or draw the reader to salient points. In addition, the technique of highlighting key concepts in a separate box is used throughout each chapter.
The third edition of Fundamentals of Anaesthesia is the gold standard text for the Primary FRCA, encapsulating the basic principles of modern anaesthesia in one easily accessible volume. Written and edited by a team of expert contributors with extensive FRCA examination experience, Fundamentals of Anaesthesia, Third Edition deliberately blends the expertise of invited authors in an unrivalled consistency of style more akin to that of a single author text. Deliberate use of authors with a more general anaesthesia background ties in well with the education of anaesthetists in their early years. The third edition is fully updated, with a number of completely new chapters. Presentation of information is clear and concise, with extensive use of tables, colour illustrations, summary boxes of key information and bullet lists. This Highly Commended award winning textbook is a unique revision aid for the Primary FRCA and an essential companion for all exam candidates.
This text is the central component of an integrated learning system that includes the Atlas, Applications Manual, Interactive CD and Website. Designed to work together, all components of the package are linked by cross-references. Students are given clear directions to resources in other components.
Designed for allied health learners with little or no biology knowledge, this full-color book is a comprehensive introduction to anatomy & physiology. It is organized according to body systems, and focuses on the body working together to promote homeostasis. Chapters are self-contained so instructors can teach in any order preferred. Essential laboratory exercises included at the end of chapters provide hands-on lab experience. Key terms with phonetic pronunciations help build vocabulary. Free interactive CD-ROM encourages mastery of content through quizzes, games, and animations.
Brought to you by CDX Automotive, the world's leading provider of interactive automotive training programs, Fundamentals of Automotive Technology: Principles and Practice serves as the centerpiece of an integrated teaching and learning system designed to fully support students and make life easy for instructors. Fundamentals of Automotive Technology: Principles and Practice covers crucial material for career and technical education, secondary/post-secondary, and community college students and provides both rationales and step-by-step instructions for virtually every non-diagnosis NATEF task. Each section provides a comprehensive overview of a key topic area, with real-life problem scenarios that encourage students to develop connections between different skill and knowledge components. Customer service, safety, and math, science, and literary principles are demonstrated throughout the text to build student skill levels. Chapters are linked via cross-reference tools that support skill retention, critical thinking, and problem-solving. Students are regularly reminded that people skills are as important as technical skills in customer service fields. Fundamentals of Automotive Technology: Principles and Practice is filled with tools and pedagogical features designed to maximize student absorption of course materials and reinforce classroom learning. These tools include:* NATEF Tasks, Knowledge Objectives, and Skills Objectives* Case studies that provide an overview of each chapter while stimulating student discussion and building interest in key topics* New pictures and illustrations designed specifically for this text* Skill Drills with written step-by-step instructions and visual summaries of important skills and procedures* Coverage of NATEF Applied Academic skills for math, science, and communication * Tables and figures that present essential data in a format suited to visual learners* Technician Tips that offer advice and on-the-job tricks of the trade* Caring for the Customer sections that highlight essential customer-service skills* Highlighted key terms to maximize retention* Review of key concepts at the end of every chapter to reinforce major concepts * ASE-type questions to prepare students for certification testing.
Biomechanics applies the principles and rigor of engineering to the mechanical properties of living systems. This book integrates the classic fields of mechanics--statics, dynamics, and strength of materials--using examples from biology and medicine. Fundamentals of Biomechanics is excellent for teaching either undergraduates in biomedical engineering programs or health care professionals studying biomechanics at the graduate level. Extensively revised from a successful first edition, the book features a wealth of clear illustrations, numerous worked examples, and many problem sets. The book provides the quantitative perspective missing from more descriptive texts, without requiring an advanced background in mathematics. It will be welcomed for use in courses such as biomechanics and orthopedics, rehabilitation and industrial engineering, and occupational or sports medicine.
Fundamentals of Business Organizations for Paralegals, Third Edition, offers a concise treatment of all of the forms of business organizations in the United States. The author provides thorough, succinct treatment of all pertinent topics, making this book the ideal choice for instructors who teach a shorter course and need a text that covers critical topics with a more straightforward approach. Attentive To The fundamentals paralegal students need to know, this concise paperback provides: a basic and thorough understanding of all the various types of business organizations in a direct and concise format a discussion of each form of business organization, including the nature of the entity, advantages and disadvantages, formation of the entity, operation and management, transferability of ownership, dissolution, and tax consequences more in-depth treatment of Limited Liability Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies than other texts useful exhibits and charts that highlight important topics and sample forms that are integrated with the textual discussion throughout the book Internet resources in each chapter that direct readers to Internet sites that may provide additional information, forms, or agreements Key Terms defined in the margins for easy reference, practice tips in each chapter that provide pragmatic information for paralegals, lists of relevant websites and of tasks commonly performed by paralegals, and a complete glossary that provides an easy reference for terminology Case Illustrations -- brief summaries of cases that illustrate one of the concepts or topics addressed in the chapter Discussion Questions in each chapter that stimulate class discussion and ensure that students Understand The material a complete ancillary package, including an instructor's manual with a test bank and PowerPoint slides. The Instructor's Manual will also provide additional forms, such as tax forms, not included in the text New to Third Edition: each chapter includes all new discussion questions, Internet questions, and Case Illustrations Chapter 6 discusses Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act Chapter 10 discusses new trends in corporate governance, such as the move toward electing boards of directors by majority rather than plurality vote, The move toward eliminating staggered or classified boards of directors, new SEC rules and regulations, And The availability of proxy materials on the Internet coverage of the 2008 financial crisis Clear and To The point, Fundamentals of Business Organizations for Paralegals is an excellent, concise treatment of the basics of business organizations, providing students with a thorough understanding of essential topics.
A ground-breaking approach to writing with a greater focus on planning and revising documents. When you complete this book, you will know how to write with clarity and style, so your ideas come across clearly and quickly. You'll become a sharp-eyed critic, constantly spurring yourself to do better. Best of all, you'll learn by doing--by building and evaluating your own business letter. You'll discover how to avoid writer's block by making writing a process with a beginning, middle, and end. You will learn how to: * Sharpen your competitive edge through good, clear writing * Make sure your written words say exactly what you mean * Identify words and phrases that get in the way of clear, concise communication * Quickly analyze, organize, write, and revise any document * Use expressive words; keep sentences and paragraphs short; keep thoughts simple * Use techniques that involve the reader and create the feeling of personal communication * Format documents so they're inviting to look at and easy to read
Following the success of Fundamentals of Program Design and Data Structures by Lambert and Naps, C++ Advanced Course is essential for a second course in Computer Science. Completely updated, this text provides in-depth coverage to help students prepare for the AP exam, Exam AB. A full introduction to the essential features of C++ is provided and programming techniques are emphasized in the context of interesting and realistic case problems. This text is compatible with C++ compilers from Microsoft, Borland, and Metrowerks.
Following the success of Fundamentals of C++ by Lambert and Nance, C++ Introductory course is essential for a first course in Computer Science. Completely updated, this text provides in-depth coverage to help students prepare for the AP exam, Exam A. A full introduction to the essential features of C++ is provided and programming techniques are emphasized in the context of interesting and realistic case problems. This text is compatible with C++ compilers from Microsoft, Borland, and Metrowerks.
This is the fourth edition of a very successful textbook on clinical trials methodology, written by three recognized experts who have long and extensive experience in all areas of clinical trials. Most chapters have been revised considerably from the third edition. A chapter on ethics has been added and topics such as noninferiority and adaptive designs now receive considerable discussion. There is much new material on adverse events, adherence, data monitoring, and issues in analysis. This book is intended for the clinical researcher who is interested in designing a clinical trial and developing a protocol. It is also of value to researchers and practitioners who must critically evaluate the literature of published clinical trials and assess the merits of each trial and the implications for the care and treatment of patients. The authors use numerous examples of published clinical trials from a variety of medical disciplines to illustrate the fundamentals. The text is organized sequentially from defining the question to trial closeout. One chapter is devoted to each of the critical areas to aid the clinical trial researcher. These areas include pre-specifying the scientific questions to be tested and appropriate outcome measures, determining the organizational structure, estimating an adequate sample size, specifying the randomization procedure, implementing the intervention and visit schedules for participant evaluation, establishing an interim data and safety monitoring plan, detailing the final analysis plan, and reporting the trial results according to the pre-specified objectives. Although a basic introductory statistics course is helpful in maximizing the benefit of this book, a researcher or practitioner with limited statistical background would still find most if not all the chapters understandable and helpful. While the technical material has been kept to a minimum, the statistician may still find the principles and fundamentals presented in this text useful. This book has been successfully used for teaching courses in clinical trial methodology.
Fundamentals of Combustion Processes is designed as a textbook for an upper-division undergraduate and graduate level combustion course in mechanical engineering. The authors focus on the fundamental theory of combustion and provide a simplified discussion of basic combustion parameters and processes such as thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, ignition, diffusion and pre-mixed flames. The text includes exploration of applications, example exercises, suggested homework problems and videos of laboratory demonstrations
In general, image processing texts are intended for students of engineering and computer science, and there is little written at all on the specific requirements of medical image processing. Students of medical radiation science (Diagnostic radiography, Nuclear medicine, Radiation therapy) usually have minimal mathematical and computer science training and find the available texts incomprehensible. A text that explains the principles of image processing in minimally-mathematical language is needed for these students. Contrary to the claims of some textbook authors, the vast majority of technologists that process images do not need to understand the mathematics involved, but would nevertheless benefit from a thorough understanding of the general process.
This textbook provides an engaging and motivational introduction to traditional topics in discrete mathematics, in a manner specifically designed to appeal to computer science students. The text empowers students to think critically, to be effective problem solvers, to integrate theory and practice, and to recognize the importance of abstraction. Clearly structured and interactive in nature, the book presents detailed walkthroughs of several algorithms, stimulating a conversation with the reader through informal commentary and provocative questions. Features: no university-level background in mathematics required; ideally structured for classroom-use and self-study, with modular chapters following ACM curriculum recommendations; describes mathematical processes in an algorithmic manner; contains examples and exercises throughout the text, and highlights the most important concepts in each section; selects examples that demonstrate a practical use for the concept in question.
The course focuses on the creation, manipulation, transmission, and reception of information by electronic means. Elementary signal theory; time- and frequency-domain analysis; Sampling Theorem. Digital information theory; digital transmission of analog signals; error-correcting codes.
This book is intended for use in an introductory finance course and provides clear concepts and contemporary theory of finance.
A definitive guide to game theory and design by an industry insider. Comprehensive overview of video game design as it is done in industry. Chapters devoted to each of the major game genres. Exercises of real practical value to help hone your skills. Fundamentals of Game Design, Second Edition teaches the essential theory needed to design entertaining and enjoyable video games. It addresses such key issues as concept development, gameplay design, core mechanics, user interfaces, storytelling, and balancing. The book is aimed at both students in beginning game design courses and anyone that wants to get up-to-speed on the latest game design theory and practice.
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