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Cruise Ship Management and Leadership: Hospitality on the High Seas

Author(s): Frederick DeMicco, Ryan Wootten

Cruise Ship Management & Leadership provides students with an integrated approach to learning the basics of Cruise Ship Management and cruise career opportunities. Students will receive an overview of the cruise ship management environment, the functional areas of cruise ship management, including m...

Communication Ethics Literacy: Dialogue and Difference

Author(s): Janie Fritz, Leeanne McManus, Michael Kearney

Communication ethics is imperative in the 21st century as the prevalence of conflicting opinions endangers successful, respectful communication. Utilizing a dialogic approach to ethical communication, Communication Ethics Literacy: Dialogue & Difference provides a timely review of classic communicat...

Small Group Communication: Principles in Action

Author(s): Teresa M. Patterson, Cynthia Luna

The uncertainty of instructional delivery during the Covid-19 crisis has created new challenges for community college instructors. Many instructors have been forced to instantly shift from the brick and mortar classroom to a virtual online environment.  In addition, many companies and organizations ...

Content Area Literacy

Author(s): Jerry Johns, Paula Di Domenico, Rachel Lesinski-Roscoe

Content Area Literacy: Toolkit of Disciplinary Strategies for Middle and High School considers various professionals who may find its content useful:professors teaching a content area or disciplinary literacy coursemiddle and high school teachers working directly with students literacy and instructi...

Improv(e) Business: Developing Skills for Personal and Professional Success

Author(s): Gary Shields, Rico Bruce Wade, Kari Goetz

Being able to improvise and adapt to changing environments is an important skill. So important, in fact, that most people improvise something in their lives every single day, given the complexity of our lives and the ubiquitous nature of change in modern society. Despite the frequency of improvising...

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 ...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...