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Contemporary Environmental Issues

Author(s): Michael Slattery

New Seventh Edition Now Available! Scientists say we are in a new stage of the Earth’s history, the Anthropocene, when we humans have become the globe’s principal agent of change. To begin a shift toward a “sustainable society,” significant action is required now on a range of issues. Fortunat...

Appearance Discrimination in 21st Century Global Workplaces: Lookism as an Overlooked Aspect of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Author(s): Cynthia H. Sims

Lookism is a broad term used to describe physical appearance discrimination.  It is synonymous with beautyism and encompasses colorism, weightism, heightism, ageism, and ableism, each granting power and privilege to those who are considered physically appealing and assumed to be more intelligent, ca...

Research and Strategies for Counselor Educators: Modern Approach to Substance Abuse and Addiction

Author(s): Michele Mahr

New Publication Available Spring 2022! This textbook on substance abuse and addiction will be a powerful guide at the graduate and undergraduate level for counselor educators and other disciplines. The unique aspect of this work is the focus addressing specific issues related to substance abuse a...

Rhetoric and Arguments: A Primer in Ethical Reasoning

Author(s): SHAUN DUKE, PRABIN LAMA

The goal of Rhetoric and Arguments: A Primer in Ethical Reasoning is to introduce students to the fundamentals of rhetoric and argumentation. Additionally, students will learn how to apply these concepts to everyday life, whether in their college classes, their job, or their personal life. The journ...

History of American Broadcasting

Author(s): Pat Hahn

History of American Broadcasting is written by Emmy nominated 27-year broadcast professional Pat Hahn. It’s a professor’s complete turn-key textbook. He took his extensive real-world broadcast experience, along with his 20 plus year teaching experience to develop the ultimate text book on the subjec...

Introduction to Forensic Science

Author(s): Jon Hager

Introduction to Forensic Science addresses a vast array of forensic science topics from the perspective of a practitioner for those who want to work in the field of crime scene investigations. The text begins with focusing on the history, then building the foundation for crime scene investigations, ...

Stories from the Educational Underground: The New Frontier for Learning and Work

Author(s): Peter P Smith

Once again, Peter Smith has redefined the boundaries of the public conversation about access to education, justice, and opportunity in America. Drawing on his 50 years of experience in higher education and the powerful life stories of more than 20 adults, Smith has described a new frontier at the in...

Introduction to the Music Industry: Southern Edition

Author(s): Chandler R. Bridges Jr., Robert Willey

This book is an introduction to the music industry, and can be considered for two reasons. It covers the primary, most important information about the present state of the music and entertainment industry and how we got here. You will also learn how music is recorded, marketed, licensed, and p...

Integrated Marketing Communication: A Practical Approach

Author(s): Dino Villegas

New Second Edition Now Available! Technology has changed the way people interact with brands. Today value is co-created between the brand and the audience, and consumer reviews and social media have shifted the power and control of the marketing message from marketeers to consumers. Marketing Com...

Public Assembly Venue Management: Sports, Entertainment, Meeting, and Convention Venues

Author(s): Kimberly L. Mahoney, Lee A. Esckilsen, Adonis N. Jeralds, Steve Camp, CVE

Those who manage public assembly venues are continually challenged to operate venues in such a way that brings success to venue ownership and meet the needs of those who utilize them. Accomplishing this daunting task is neither simple, nor is it consistent from venue to venue. Venues vary in mission...