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Author(s): Randall Eggert
Every known language has words that are taboo, that speakers aren't supposed to say. Yet these very words are said; simply put, people swear. In This Book is Taboo: An Introduction to Linguistics through Swearing, rather than condemning swearing or the people who swear, Randall Eggert applies the tools of linguistics, the scientific study of language, to understand how swearing functions in language--and in speakers. In an engaging and often playful manner, this textbook investigates swear words from many directions:
Author(s): Gregory Gellene
This laboratory manual is designed to be paired with the General Chemistry component of a GOB course which annually enrolls about 1000 mostly pre-nursing and agricultural science students at Texas Tech University. Each experiment has six distinct components: Introduction, About the Experiment, Pre-laboratory Questions, Procedure, Data/Analysis, and Post-Laboratory Questions. General and specific safety considerations are collectively enumerated just prior to the procedure and re-emphasized within the procedure where they apply.
Author(s): Jude Thaddeus Socrates
Linear Algebra is a powerful tool that allows scientists to model physical phenomena and efficiently solve the systems of equations that arise from them. It is essential to almost every field of mathematics, such as geometry, topology, number theory, and abstract algebra. As such, it is not only computationally useful, with applications in data science, quantum mechanics, statistics, computer science, and all branches of engineering, but it also a great opportunity for the student to explore the beauty and elegance of mathematics.
Author(s): James M Smith
This edition of Geography of International Affairs has benefited from the questions, suggestions and opinions of many students over the last two years. The text framework integrates space, place, region and ecological issues into the study of classical problems of conflict and cooperation among states. Yet the text interweaves the complexities of globalization processes into the course, as these trends have key impacts that can profoundly influence the relations between people and places at all scales.
Introduction to the Global Economy is first and foremost an economics textbook. It assumes that the reader has had little or no formal exposure to the economics discipline. It is designed as a core curriculum text. The purpose of Introduction to the Global Economy is to:
Author(s): Virginia Cashion
The central premise of Lifespan 360: Christian Perspectives on Human Development is to examine the human being from conception to death while focusing on the biological, cognitive, social, emotional, and spiritual changes that occur throughout the lifespan. As a research-centered book, it may serve as a core text that draws upon the methods and key principles of several fields in psychology in terms of their application to childhood, adolescence, emerging adulthood, middle adulthood, late adulthood, and death and dying.
Author(s): Joyce Bowling
Research tells us that the teacher has the ability to make the difference in reading instruction, students’ reading ability, and also make a difference in the lives of their students. High-powered teachers are effective teachers who make a difference. They are also life-long learners who reflect, make decisions, and plan purposeful assessments, design authentic instruction, and engage their students in strategically planned collaborative activities that are designed to meet the needs of all of their students.
Author(s): KIMBERLY H. JOHNSON
The goal of Beginners Relaxation Exercise is to help the yoga beginner learn the basics of this activity for the physical, mental, and relaxation benefits gained from the poses, breathwork, and meditation of yoga.
Author(s): Craig Baehr
The Agile Communicator: Principles and Practices in Technical Communication effectively introduces communication in the workplace. Today’s workplaces require you to understand and adapt to many communication challenges, such as global communication, cross-functional and cross-cultural teaming, fluctuating information environments and much more.
The Agile Communicator: Principles and Practices in Technical Communication by Craig Baehr: