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Author(s): Janet McKenney
A Guidebook to Presentation Speaking, 7th edition, has been significantly expanded to follow the template of the Five Canon approach. Presentation speaking has been chosen as the title because presentations are used more frequently than public speaking. Presentation speaking includes situations where speakers use both verbal and nonverbal communication to send messages to audiences creating relationships with people who are usually present. Public speaking is a specialized form of speaking used in organizations, communities, and government settings.
Author(s): Stephanie Chadwick, Donna M. Meeks
Art as Living Practice introduces a variety of artistic media and processes, provides insights into their histories, and explores how and why artists work as they do. Exploring connections between local and global art, this textbook highlights canonical artworks while investigating art on campus and in the regional Southeast Texas community.
Author(s): Don Lowe
Media for Your Life: A Consumer's Guide to Everything Media introduces students to mass communication theories of media literacy and mass media effects research. It also includes a comprehensive history of mass media development in the United States (and worldwide).
This publication allows students to become more informed consumers of mass media products while learning the fundamentals of the mass media industry and the continually emerging field of mass media effects research.
Author(s): Elizabeth Catlos
The National Parks of the United States preserve our nation’s iconic landscapes and some of the finest examples of geologic heritage. From glaciers to caves, volcanoes to canyons, or mountains to coral reefs, the nation’s geologic features and landforms have been an important part of the American experience throughout its history. The geologic features found in our national parks are a testimony to the Earth’s complexity and dynamic nature; a planet that has been in a continuous state of change since its origin 4.6 billion years ago.
Author(s): Christopher Pieper
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What is sociology? Will I like it? Does it matter in the world? Can it help me?
Author(s): Luke Holbrook
Evolution is a central unifying principle of biology, yet many students of biology have a poor grasp of what we mean when we refer to evolution, Darwinian evolution, or evolutionary theory. In addition, biology students frequently do not understand evolution as science; they fail to recognize that the study of evolution involves application of the scientific method, just like any other biological discipline. This leads to misconceptions about the scientific basis of evolution.
Author(s): Rani Vajravelu
Ethnobotany: A Modern Perspective focuses on the indigenous plants and their impact on modern society. It discusses more than 260 plants that originated in different parts of the world and how they relate to human lives every day. This comprehensive text is built on the indigenous plants used around the world as food, beverage, medicine, narcotics, shelter, and clothing, along with their applications elsewhere. It refers to each plant by its common name, scientific name, and the family to which it belongs.