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Author(s): Andrew Alexander
Philosophizing: Creating a World of Ideas is a special book. It introduces students to philosophy in a balanced way. With regard to the approach to learning, it balances content and method. With respect to content, it balances a problem centered approach with an historical emphasis. With regard to the selected problems, it balances theoretical issues with practical issues. With respect to the assignments, it balances individual reflection with social collaboration.
Author(s): Barbara Breaden
Speaking to Persuade views controversy as constructive rather than obstructive. Framing persuasion as a cooperative act based on dialectical interchange between speakers and listeners, this text provides a roadmap for achieving productive civic engagement in democratic societies, however polarized they may be.
This fourth edition again translates theory into practice, first by emphasizing invention and critical thinking to formulate ideas, and second by advancing practice in the rhetorical canons:
OUR PLANET IS A DYNAMIC PLACE
There are numerous recent geological occurrences of life-changing events: earthquakes in Japan and the southwestern Pacific Ocean, the tsunami in South Asia, hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean and typhoons in the Pacific, widespread flooding in the Midwest, as well as wildfires in California to name a few.
Author(s): Andrew L. Shim
Exploring the Field of Kinesiology has the resources that students need to obtain and survive a promising career in the field of kinesiology. This textbook assists students in determining their goals, and in selecting the right specialization or field of study. Beginning with the identification of kinesiology, this text invites students to look at the different career opportunities that are within this field and aids in preparation for their early career.
Author(s): Steven Witt
Our educational world is in a constant battle. Teachers race through the day in an attempt to race to the top. They struggle for quality time with their students and are constantly being second guessed by politicians and parents. School days are organized around assessments and punctuated by frequent interruptions.
Opportunities: Transforming Educational Research and Teaching Practices is a learning journey for all teachers and educational leaders who want to transform their practice.
Author(s): Ted Kluck
Writing this textbook has given me the opportunity to highlight what I deem important, to teach you from my mistakes, and perhaps most importantly, to write joyfully about something that I care about. This has been fun for me, and I hope it’s fun for you.
Author(s): LaVerta Schmeling
Introduction to Business Math & Personal Finance gives students a brief look into the world of buying and selling merchandise for a business including trade and cash discount, and markup and markdown. It also provides some basic tools for calculating payroll deductions and other required employer payments including FICA and unemployment taxes.
The book also covers important personal finance information on topics such as simple and compound interest for loans and deposits, as well as installment payments and retirement accounts.