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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.
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): PETER MARINA
Tired of boring rubrics that turn the university education into a “rubrication” trapping you into a mass produced education? Tired of uncritical “critical” lectures of predictability.
Weary of professors stating the obvious, or assigning books that state the obvious? Skeptical of other professors telling you what to think instead of how to think? Ever want to challenge your professors who want to force their ideology and dogmatic beliefs on you?
Author(s): Michael Jolly
Until very recently it was possible to believe that we were living in a new world in which the economic problems of the past had little or no relevance. The subprime mortgage crisis of 2008, along with the subsequent ‘Great Recession’ and sovereign debt crisis, shattered this complacency.
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): Carol Saltsgaver
Real-World Statistics was written for all college majors who have completed at least an intermediate algebra as well as a geometry course. The text contains many examples and exercises from a wide variety of statistical applications, making it appropriate for many different disciplines.
About Music: Critical Listening Skills explains the fascinating aspects of the fundamentals of sound, how musical instruments work, the mechanics of hearing, and how we neurologically process the musical sounds we make. Add to that the way music and sound is recorded, manipulated, and stored, and a whole new way to observe our craft has been revealed in this text. Often these fundamental aspects of music are overlooked or ignored in a curriculum of study of music and music teaching. It is a fascinating trip through the science of acoustics.