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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 ...

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 ...

The Musical Experience

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

Looking For the 4th Edition?  CLICK HEREThe 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 Mourni...

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...

Cyber Security Essentials: Understanding Risk and Controls

Author(s): Scott H. Belshaw, Ben Allen CISM CRISC

Since the 1990's, the internet has transformed business by enabling the collection, analysis, and almost instantaneous transmission of data. It has also transformed crime. The demand for 24-hour online access to databases and information has created unprecedented opportunities for unethical people. ...

Mechanisms and Logic in Human Physiology

Author(s): Erik P. Silldorff, Gerald D. Robinson

Mechanisms and Logic in Human Physiology is a next-gen learning resource, adapting to a variety of pedagogical strategies as well as strongly promoting higher order thinking, the ultimate goal of 21st century pre-clinical education. Physiology - a study of complex systems in motion - requires a deep...

Geology of National Parks

Author(s): David A. Foster, David Hacker, Ann G Harris

The National Parks of the United States preserve our nation's iconic landscapes and some of the finest examples of geologic heritage. From glaciers to caves, volcanoes to canyons, or mountains to coral reefs, the nation's geologic features and landforms have been an important part of the American ex...

Algebra for Calculus: A Guided Inquiry

Author(s): The POGIL Project, Catherine Bénéteau, Zdenka Guadarrama, Jill E. Guerra, Laurie Lenz, Andrei Straumanis

These guided activities were written because much research has shown that more learning takes place when the student is actively engaged and when ideas and concepts are developed by the student, rather than being presented by an authority - a textbook or an instructor. The activities presented are s...

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...

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...