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History and Tradition of Jazz

Author(s): Thomas E Larson

History and Tradition of Jazz is not just a story of jazz music and musicians, but the struggle to achieve, create, and invent for the sake of this musical art form.  The publication features stories and legends of important events and people who shaped jazz history, while addressing how the music h...

Algebra for Calculus: A Guided Inquiry

Author(s): The POGIL Project, Catherine Bénéteau, Zdenka Guadarrama, Jill E. Guerra, Laurie Lenz, Andrei Straumanis

These guided activities were written because much research has shown that more learning takes place when the student is actively engaged and when ideas and concepts are developed by the student, rather than being presented by an authority - a textbook or an instructor. The activities presented are s...

Earth's Natural Hazards: Understanding Natural Disasters and Catastrophes

Author(s): Ingrid A. Ukstins, David M Best

OUR PLANET IS A DYNAMIC PLACEGlobal pandemics, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, cyclonic storms and many other natural hazards occur across our planet every day and have significant human impact. This textbook examines how normal processes of the Earth-atmosphere-hydrosphere-space systems result in ...

Mechanisms and Logic in Human Physiology

Author(s): Erik P. Silldorff, Gerald D. Robinson

Mechanisms and Logic in Human Physiology is a next-gen learning resource, adapting to a variety of pedagogical strategies as well as strongly promoting higher order thinking, the ultimate goal of 21st century pre-clinical education. Physiology - a study of complex systems in motion - requires a deep...

Severe and Hazardous Weather: An Introduction to High Impact Meteorology

Author(s): Robert Rauber, John Walsh, Donna Charlevoix

Extreme weather and climate events have impacted every region of the United States and many regions throughout the world during the five years since the publication of the previous edition of Severe and Hazardous Weather. The recent fires in California and Oregon were heartbreaking to watch. The num...

The Need for Weed: Marijuana Policy and Public Politics in the Criminal Justice System

Author(s): Kellie A. Wallace, Scott H. Belshaw, Jared R. Dmello

Cannabis is everywhere! Whether you call it weed, pot, or marijuana, cannabis by any other name is still cannabis. From your stereotypical street drug dealer to medical cannabis dispensaries to courtrooms across America, we cannot escape the hot buzz that is weed. While it may be hot, it is nothing ...

Entrepreneurial Family Business: From Survival to Success

Author(s): Dianne Welsh

Entrepreneurial Family Business: From Survival to Success is a comprehensive look at the impactful elements surrounding family business and entrepreneurship throughout time. It emphasizes the importance of overlap between family, business, and ownership by utilizing story-telling techniques. By expl...

Supply Chain Simplified

Author(s): James Kirby Easterling

Supply Chain Simplified was written to explain the various facets of supply chain management: the people, processes, and systems used in what is now the hottest field in business, in a way that everyone can understand. Whether you’re a high school or college student preparing for your future, someon...

Geologic Disasters Workbook with Applications to Physical Geology and Oceanography

Author(s): David M Best, Mario V Caputo

Our planet is a dynamic place. Geologic Disasters Laboratory provides hands-on learning experiences for students to better understand the geologic concepts behind the disasters they are studying.The individual laboratories featured in this book are created to fit with courses using Earth’s Natural H...

Diversity, Anti-Racism, and the College Experience

Author(s): Aaron Thompson, Joseph B Cuseo

Diversity, Anti-Racism, & The College Experience examines diversity, equity, and inclusion from a multidisciplinary perspective that integrates historical, sociological, psychological, and political factors. Blending hard empirical data with poignant personal stories, the book provides research-base...