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The Rhetoric of Western Thought: From the Mediterranean World to the Global Setting

Author(s): George F McHendry Jr., M. Elizabeth Thorpe, Jessica A. Kurr, James L Golden, Goodwin Berquist, William Coleman, James M Sproule

Building upon a rich legacy, the new edition of The Rhetoric of Western Thought provides readers with a comprehensive understanding of rhetoric from its inception in the ancient world, to its present day expression in contemporary practice and scholarship. The 11th edition gives deliberate attent...

Interpersonal Communication and Human Relationships

Author(s): Mark Knapp, Anita Vangelisti, JOHN CAUGHLIN

Whether it is with our roommates, our romantic partners, or our parents, we are constantly experiencing how communication behavior affects our relationships. Interpersonal Communication and Human Relationships discusses the processes and principles of interpersonal communication in the context of de...

Lying and Deception in Human Interaction

Author(s): Mark Knapp, William Earnest, Darrin Griffin, Matthew McGlone

The emergence of social media, the digital revolution, and the today’s political climate have all brought renewed attention to deception as a human communication phenomenon. Lying and Deception in Human Interaction presents deception from a variety of perspectives.  The text primarily focuses on ...

Engaging Discourse: A 21st Century Composition Reader & Curriculum

Author(s): Bradley Summerhill

We are diverse. We do not share the same ideology, religion, ethnicity, or socio-economic background.   We do not need to agree, but we do need to share ideas and to learn to communicate with a clear and open mind, in clear and meaningful language. We need to speak and write with thoughtfulness, ...

Professional Selling in the 21st Century: 7 Ways, 7 Times...

Author(s): John Dietrich, Cary C Nichols

Selling principles permeate throughout our daily lives….Every job interview, relationship, team, or club one tries out for requires putting best sales skills and behavior forward.Professional Selling in the 21st Century: 7 Ways, 7 Times by John Dietrich and Cary Nichols not only demonstrates how rea...

Risk & Crisis Communication: Communicating in a Disruptive Age

Author(s): Kenneth A Lachlan, Patric Spence, Corey Liberman, Theodore Avtgis

Risks are all around us. From catastrophic weather events to gun violence, from infrastructure failings to financial devastation…we live with the threat of risk every day. How do we get those who are at risk, or who have already been impacted by crisis, to do what they need to do to minimize the ris...

Communication & Human Behavior

Author(s): Brent D Ruben, Lea Stewart

A knowledge of human behavior helps us understand ourselves, our actions, our motives, our feelings, and our aspirations… Communication and Human Behavior portrays a broad and colorful landscape of the field, outlines the history of communication study, and focuses on communication as a basic lif...

A Guide for the Hospitality Industry: Professional Sales & Selling for Meetings, Expositions, Events, Conventions & Groups

Author(s): George G Fenich, Jeffrey Beck

Not everyone in Hospitality is in sales, but everyone in Hospitality sells. Professional Sales and Selling for Meetings, Expositions, Events, Conventions & Groups provides a hands-on approach to the world of sales in a hospitality setting with a focus on MEEC events (Meetings, Events, Exhibitions...

Media Relations: Tactical Preparation for Life

Author(s): Kelly A. McBride

Many of the text and trade books look at media relations from a journalist’s viewpoint, which is vastly different than what the practitioner should be aware of. Sure, there are deadlines and writing…lots of it, but the methodology in which we approach the communication exchange needs to be different...

Law for Recreation and Sport Managers

Author(s): Doyice J Cotten, John Wolohan

Since 1997, Law for Recreation and Sport Managers has been the leading recreation and sports law book for undergraduate and graduate sport management and recreation programs. Key Features: Up-to-date on current court cases Each chapter is written by leading recreation and sport law profes...