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Thriving in High School and Beyond: Strategies for Academic Success & Personal Development

Author(s): Joseph B Cuseo, Aaron Thompson, Shane Shope, John Roush

Thriving in High School and Beyond: Strategies for Academic Success & Personal Development Equips students with a comprehensive set of specific, action-based strategies that identifies what to do to succeed in high school and beyond, accompanied by compelling reasons why to do itFocuses on the stude...

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 ...

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...

The Musical Experience

Author(s): John Chiego, Joel S. Schnackel

The Musical Experience is a seamlessly integrated enhanced learning package that features a thematic approach to music appreciation— each theme is described along a historical timeline.Whether it is music to Celebrate, Music from the Stage, or Music for Mourning, the reader will associate the music ...

Severe and Hazardous Weather: An Introduction to High Impact Meteorology

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

The fifth edition can be found HERE  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...

Criminal Law

Author(s): George Dery

The law touches everything, and each rule in the law affects each other.Criminal Law aims to exploit the love for storytelling to teach criminal law. This text offers insight into various solutions to legal problems by viewing cases and statutes from many jurisdictions, and brings home the immediacy...

A World of Weather: Fundamentals of Meteorology

Author(s): Jon M Nese, Lee M Grenci, David Babb

A current, thorough, conversational, and scientifically sound resource on meteorology.A World of Weather: Fundamentals of Meteorology presents basic principles that enable students to gain a “thorough possession” of the underlying scientific principles of meteorology and to be able to think critical...

Introduction to Mediated Communication: Social Media and Beyond

Author(s): David Keith Westerman, Nicholas David Bowman, Kenneth A Lachlan

Computers allow us to do things today that were barely dreamed of 60 years ago. Today, computers and networks provide us a personal space in which we can share our innermost thoughts and feelings on a large network with others. Introduction to Mediated Communication explains and discusses mediat...

Hotel, Restaurant, and Travel Law: A Preventive Approach

Author(s): Karen L. Morris, Jane Boyd Ohlin

If an ounce of prevention on is worth a pound of cure, Hotel, Restaurant, and Travel Law: A Preventive Approach is a vital resource for any industry professional! Hotel, Restaurant, and Travel Law: A Preventive Approach is a comprehensive, yet approachable, guide to the legal knowledge needed to ...

Intercultural Communication in Your Life

Author(s): Shawn Wahl, Jake Simmons, Jeffrey McCune, Jr.

Where groups of people gather, there is always an elephant in the room: difference.  Elephants are remarkable, complex creatures which take up much space. Likewise, matters of race, culture, and difference require creative and complicated conversations—which moves us beyond “we are all alike” or ...