New Release Books by M

M is the author of I Am (2022), Out of My Heart (2021), Turning The Tide (2022), Turkey (2021), Those Who Can, Teach (2021), Quantum Leadership (2020) and other 461 books.

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I Am

release date: Jan 11, 2022
I Am
As children develop an understanding of God''s character and His love for them, they will grow to know, love, and trust the great I Am more and more. Creator. Comforter. Healer. Friend. God''s names tell us who He is, what He is like, and what He does. I Am, written by Diane Stortz, covers 40 of the Bible''s many names and descriptive titles for God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit, including Jehovah Jireh, The Lord My Shepherd, Immanuel, Rabbi, and I Am. This book offers children ages 4-8: Bible stories Short devotions and prayers The resources to discover the meaning of each name and how it relates to their lives Beautiful illustrations, age appropriate text, and meaningful content This go-to devotional is great for: Children reading on their own Reading aloud with parents and siblings Youth pastors teaching young children As children develop an understanding of God''s character and His love for them, they will grow to know, love, and trust the great I Am more and more.

Out of My Heart

release date: Nov 09, 2021
Out of My Heart
Melody faces her fears to follow her passion in this stunning sequel to the acclaimed, New York Times bestselling middle grade novel Out of My Mind. Melody, the huge-hearted heroine of Out of My Mind, is a year older, and a year braver. And now with her Medi-talker, she feels nothing’s out of her reach, not even summer camp. There have to be camps for differently-abled kids like her, and she’s going to sleuth one out. A place where she can trek through a forest, fly on a zip line, and even ride on a horse! A place where maybe she really can finally make a real friend, make her own decisions, and even do things on her own—the dream! By the light of flickering campfires and the power of thunderstorms, through the terror of unexpected creatures in cabins and the first sparkle of a crush, Melody’s about to discover how brave and strong she really is.

Turning The Tide

release date: May 31, 2022
Turning The Tide
Authors coming together to help Ukraine. Over 2,500 exciting pages to keep you entertained all summer! Turning The Tide is a limited-time mystery, thriller, science fiction, and urban fantasy anthology featuring more than thirty-five stories, many of them never before published or only available as limited releases, from a selection of fantastic authors including New York Times and USA Today bestsellers. What''s more, 100% of the profits will be donated to charities helping the humanitarian effort in Ukraine, with each author directly donating their share to the charity of their choice. Turning The Tide will only be available for a short time, so click to buy your copy today, and help us help the people and animals of Ukraine! Featuring New York Times Bestselling authors Jonathan Maberry, Erica Spindler, Cheryl Bradshaw, and Sheldon Siegel. USA TodayBestselling authors Nick Thacker, D.N. Erikson, Paul Austin Ardoin, Kyla Stone, and Rhett Bruno. Also, Alex Bledsoe, Anthony M. Strong, C.R. Chandler, Carissa Andrews, David Berens, David J. Gatward, Dominika Best, Dwight Holing, Erik Henry Vick, James Rosone, Jason Parent, Jodi Burnett, J.C. Ryan, John Conroe, J.S. Morin, Kevin Tumlinson, Lisa Herrington, LynDee Walker, Michael McBride, Michaelbrent Collings, Paul Heingarten, Rachel Mclean, Renee Pawlish, Ryan W. Fox, Sally Rigby, S.M. Boyce, Sonya Sargent, Stuart Jaffe, T.L. Payne. We are not affiliated with any charities or organizations. We are authors doing what we can to help. Please join us to make a positive difference in our little world. Your support could change someone''s life! Discover a new author, or enjoy a new story by an author you love! Below are some of the charities our authors can choose to make their donations to: The Harmony Fund Harmony Fund reaches out to the underdogs of animal rescue across the planet. The USA-based charity is 100% devoted to helping small rescue teams who are saving lives hand-over-fist. Donations provide food, shelter, veterinary care, and protection from cruelty to thousands of animals each month. They have just delivered 3 more tons of food to refugees with pets in Ukraine! UNICEF USA UUICEF USA helps save and protect the world''s most vulnerable children. UNICEF USA is rated as one of the best charities with less than 3% of every dollar spent going to administrative costs. MedShare MedShare''s mission is to improve the quality of life for people and the planet. MedShare is dedicated to improving healthcare and the environment through the efficient recovery and redistribution of the surplus of medical supplies and equipment to those most in need. Direct Relief Direct Relief is a humanitarian organization, active in all 50 states and more than 80 countries, with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies. The Disasters Emergency Committee Helping to meet the needs of refugees and displaced people. UK-based charity.

Turkey

release date: Mar 16, 2021
Turkey
From its earliest days, the dominant history of the Turkish Republic has been one of national self-determination and secular democratic modernization. The story insisted on total rupture between the Ottoman Empire and the modern Turkish state and on the absolute unity of the Turkish nation. In recent years, this hermetic division has begun to erode, but as the old consensus collapses, new histories and accounts of political authority have been slow to take its place. In this richly detailed alternative history, Christine M. Philliou focuses on the notion of political opposition and dissent—muhalefet—to connect the Ottoman and Turkish periods. Taking the perennial dissident Refik Halid Karay as a subject, guide, and interlocutor, she traces the fissures within the Ottoman and the modern Turkish elite that bridged the transition. Exploring Karay’s political and literary writings across four regimes and two stints in exile, Philliou upends the official history of Turkey and offers new dimensions to our understanding of its political authority and culture.

Those Who Can, Teach

release date: Mar 16, 2021
Those Who Can, Teach
Take a close look at the challenges, realities and rewards of teaching today as Ryan/Cooper/Bolick/Callahan''s THOSE WHO CAN, TEACH, 15E helps you make an informed decision about entering today''s teaching profession. This edition''s highly acclaimed author team draws from current research and multiple sources to pose the question Why Teach? A reader-friendly presentation takes a candid look at the importance of teaching, using compelling narratives, biographies, profiles and interviews with top educators. Video cases portray real teaching experiences and new discussions address technology in use with 2020 pandemic school shutdowns and critical topics, such as bullying, high-stakes testing and education reform. Engaging content corresponds to the latest professional teaching standards with digital downloads that offer teaching tools. The authors invite you to carefully consider the rewards, positive challenges and inspiring experiences that form today''s high-impact teaching career. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Quantum Leadership

release date: Oct 05, 2020
Quantum Leadership
Quantum Leadership: Creating Sustainable Value in Health Care, Sixth Edition focuses on the issue of leadership within the shifting landscape of health care.

Stuck

release date: Aug 11, 2020
Stuck
A behind-the-scenes examination of Asian Americans in the workplace In the classroom, Asian Americans, often singled out as so-called “model minorities,” are expected to be top of the class. Often they are, getting straight As and gaining admission to elite colleges and universities. But the corporate world is a different story. As Margaret M. Chin reveals in this important new book, many Asian Americans get stuck on the corporate ladder, never reaching the top. In Stuck, Chin shows that there is a “bamboo ceiling” in the workplace, describing a corporate world where racial and ethnic inequalities prevent upward mobility. Drawing on interviews with second-generation Asian Americans, she examines why they fail to advance as fast or as high as their colleagues, showing how they lose out on leadership positions, executive roles, and entry to the coveted boardroom suite over the course of their careers. An unfair lack of trust from their coworkers, absence of role models, sponsors and mentors, and for women, sexual harassment and prejudice especially born at the intersection of race and gender are only a few of the factors that hold Asian American professionals back. Ultimately, Chin sheds light on the experiences of Asian Americans in the workplace, providing insight into and a framework of who is and isn’t granted access into the upper echelons of American society, and why.

Sustainability

release date: May 13, 2020
Sustainability
In this second edition, the authors present new developments in the sustainability discussion and argue that a new understanding of sustainability is needed if we are to truly serve future generations ecologically, economically, and equitably. Despite the great flurry of activity around sustainability, the concept itself remains highly contested. This book argues that a new conceptualization of sustainability is needed if we are to achieve a healthful and sustainable environment for the long term. The authors examine the uses, misuses, and abuses of sustainability, and provide case studies of faux-sustainability in practice. Seeking to redefine and clarify the concept and its application, they offer a new definition of sustainability – what they call neo-sustainability – to help guide policies and practices that respect the primacy of the environment, the natural limits of the environment, and the relationship between environmental, social, and economic systems. Offering a comprehensive view of sustainability, this text is essential reading for all students and scholars in the field. It will also be of interest to environmental professionals and activists.

Petroleum Reservoir Simulation

release date: Jan 14, 2020
Petroleum Reservoir Simulation
Petroleum Reservoir Simulation, Second Edition, introduces this novel engineering approach for petroleum reservoir modeling and operations simulations. Updated with new exercises, a new glossary and a new chapter on how to create the data to run a simulation, this comprehensive reference presents step-by-step numerical procedures in an easy to understand format. Packed with practical examples and guidelines, this updated edition continues to deliver an essential tool for all petroleum and reservoir engineers. Includes new exercises, a glossary and references Bridges research and practice with guidelines on introducing basic reservoir simulation parameters, such as history matching and decision tree content Helps readers apply knowledge with assistance on how to prepare data files to run a reservoir simulator

Learning in Adulthood

release date: Jan 06, 2020
Learning in Adulthood
The new edition of the authoritative book in the field of adult education — fully revised to reflect the latest research and practice implications. For nearly three decades, Learning in Adulthood has been the definitive guide in the field of adult education. Now in its fourth edition, this comprehensive volume is fully revised to reflect the latest developments in theory, research, and practice. The authors integrate foundational research and current knowledge to present fresh, original perspectives on teaching and learning in adulthood. Written by internationally-recognized experts, this market-leading guide draws from work in sociology, philosophy, critical social theory, psychology, and education to provide an inclusive overview of adult learning. Designed primarily for educators of adults, this book is accessible for readers new to adult education, yet suitably rigorous for those more familiar with the subject. Content is organized into four practical parts, covering topics such as the social context of adult learning, self-directed and transformational learning, postmodern and feminist perspectives, cognitive development in adulthood, and more. Offering the most comprehensive single-volume treatment of adult learning available, this landmark text: Offers a wide-ranging perspective on adult learning Synthesizes the latest thinking and work in the field Includes coverage of the sociocultural perspectives of adult learning Explores the broader social implications of adult education Learning in Adulthood: A Comprehensive Guide, 4th Edition is an indispensable resource for educators and administrators involved in teaching adults, as well as faculty and students in graduate programs in adult education.

Ancient Medicine

release date: Aug 13, 2019
Ancient Medicine
This book by Laura Zucconi is an accessible introductory text to the practice and theory of medicine in the ancient world. In contrast to other works that focus heavily on Greece and Rome, Zucconi’s Ancient Medicine covers a broader geographical and chronological range. The world of medicine in antiquity consisted of a lot more than Hippocrates and Galen. Zucconi applies historical and anthropological methods to examine the medical cultures of not only Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome but also the Levant, the Anatolian Peninsula, and the Iranian Plateau. Devoting special attention to the fundamental relationship between medicine and theology, Zucconi’s one-volume introduction brings the physicians, patients, procedures, medicines, and ideas of the past to light.

Colonialism

release date: Jul 15, 2019
Colonialism
Many governments throughout history have seized lands in other places in order to rule them from afar. These lands exist mainly to profit the home country, and provide a place where settlers can populate the land without regard to the native inhabitants. The home country exercises control over the colony and drains it of resources. Colonies located in America, India, South Africa, and Vietnam are examined in depth. Carefully chosen documents and images illuminate the long lasting effects of colonial governments on both the home country and the colonized lands.

Armies of Sand

release date: Dec 14, 2018
Armies of Sand
Since the Second World War, Arab armed forces have consistently punched below their weight. They have lost many wars that by all rights they should have won, and in their best performances only ever achieved quite modest accomplishments. Over time, soldiers, scholars, and military experts have offered various explanations for this pattern. Reliance on Soviet military methods, the poor civil-military relations of the Arab world, the underdevelopment of the Arab states, and patterns of behavior derived from the wider Arab culture, have all been suggested as the ultimate source of Arab military difficulties. Armies of Sand, Kenneth M. Pollack''s powerful and riveting history of Arab armies from the end of World War Two to the present, assesses these differing explanations and isolates the most important causes. Over the course of the book, he examines the combat performance of fifteen Arab armies and air forces in virtually every Middle Eastern war, from the Jordanians and Syrians in 1948 to Hizballah in 2006 and the Iraqis and ISIS in 2014-2017. He then compares these experiences to the performance of the Argentine, Chadian, Chinese, Cuban, North Korean, and South Vietnamese armed forces in their own combat operations during the twentieth century. The book ultimately concludes that reliance on Soviet doctrine was more of a help than a hindrance to the Arabs. In contrast, politicization and underdevelopment were both important factors limiting Arab military effectiveness, but patterns of behavior derived from the dominant Arab culture was the most important factor of all. Pollack closes with a discussion of the rapid changes occurring across the Arab world-political, economic, and cultural-as well as the rapid evolution in war making as a result of the information revolution. He suggests that because both Arab society and warfare are changing, the problems that have bedeviled Arab armed forces in the past could dissipate or even vanish in the future, with potentially dramatic consequences for the Middle East military balance. Sweeping in its historical coverage and highly accessible, this will be the go-to reference for anyone interested in the history of warfare in the Middle East since 1945.

Theory and Experiment in Gravitational Physics

release date: Sep 27, 2018
Theory and Experiment in Gravitational Physics
A comprehensive review of the testing and research conducted on Einstein''s theory of general relativity.

See Me

release date: Sep 13, 2018
See Me
Throughout history, The Lady, Goddess of the Lycan world, has gifted werewolf packs with humans who carry her mark. Theodora Morrissey’s plans to return to college for her graduate degree are ended when she is awakened by an otherworldly voice on a rarely used airstrip in Nebraska. Injured and disoriented, she has no idea the discoloration on her back has marked her as a Seer, and that she is now a possession—and the prisoner—of the Novus Pack of Lycans. To the Novus pack, the word of their leader, their Laird, is the law. With compelling gray eyes and long dark hair, Raider Black rules his pack with intelligence and ruthlessness. To cement the security of his pack, Black has committed to mate another Packleader''s daughter. But he’s finding it impossible to fight his attraction to the pack’s alluring new Seer, claiming her as his own. Sweet, fearless, and unintentionally funny, Theo upends Black’s world and pushes the boundaries of his rules. How far is Black willing to go, and what will he sacrifice, to save both his pack and the human Seer who’s found a way not only into his bed, but his heart?

Eating Disorders

release date: Aug 17, 2018
Eating Disorders
Providing a wide range of questions for all doctors wishing to take the Professional and Linguistics Board Test required for foreign nationals who want to practice in the UK, this title is a comprehensive primer for the examination. Presented in a workbook style, with spaces for the answers to be entered, it provides a wide range of questions examining over 1250 extended matching questions. It also includes contact details for key UK medical organizations and institutions and guidance to PLAB candidates from the General Medical Council.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

release date: Aug 02, 2018
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Wide-ranging and accessible, this book covers all evidence-based approaches to obsessive compulsive disorder in adults and children.

The Fundamentals of Political Science Research

release date: Jul 31, 2018
The Fundamentals of Political Science Research
The third edition of the best-selling The Fundamentals of Political Science Research provides an introduction to the scientific study of politics. It offers the basic tools necessary for readers to become both critical consumers and beginning producers of scientific research on politics. The authors present an integrated approach to research design and empirical analyses whereby researchers can develop and test causal theories. They use examples from political science research that students will find interesting and inspiring, and that will help them understand key concepts. The book makes technical material accessible to students who might otherwise be intimidated by mathematical examples. This revised third edition features new ''Your Turn'' boxes meant to engage students. The edition also has new sections added throughout the book to enhance the content''s clarity and breadth of coverage.

Consumer Psychology

release date: Jul 04, 2018
Consumer Psychology
This book approaches consumer psychology from a unique perspective - it covers the entire lifespan, from birth to old age. Childhood and youth are not discussed as areas special, different and remote from the rest of consumer research but are integrated into our development as humans. Consumption is viewed as a process by groups and individuals with the cycle continuing through to disposal or ownership and possession. The author discusses how people’s natural lifespan influences their relationship to the things they own, how preferences are developed from childhood and how motivations for purchases change throughout their lives from childhood to old age. This book brings together the most recent findings and theories on child and youth consumption, including children’s understanding of advertising and marketing, teen and youth identities and their consumption tastes. Moving through Erikson’s life stages chapters continue on to adulthood, the mid-life ‘crisis’ and possessions and ownership in older consumers. This is a deeply interdisciplinary work that will be of interest to scholars across the fields of psychology, business and marketing, as well as to the more general consumer.

Leadership and Nursing Care Management

release date: Aug 01, 2021

Juvenile Justice

release date: Aug 17, 2017
Juvenile Justice
"The text is written from a practical standpoint, which students are likely to understand and appreciate." —Lindsey Livingston Runell, J.D., Ph.D., Kutztown University Brief, focused, and up-to-date, Juvenile Justice: A Guide to Theory, Policy, and Practice, Ninth Edition, is a must-have text that takes students on a journey through the practical realities of the juvenile justice system and the most current topics in the field. Students not only learn about the history, process, and theories of the juvenile justice system, but they also gain access to the latest crime measurements and explore important issues such as community-based sanctions, treatment and rehabilitation, gangs, and international youth crime. Emphasizing evidence-based practices, the authors guide readers through the methods and problems of the system and offer realistic insights for students interested in a career in juvenile justice. Real-life examples, excellent pedagogical features, and a complete online ancillary package are provided to help instructors effectively teach the course and help students learn interactively. Give your students the SAGE edge! SAGE edge offers a robust online environment featuring an impressive array of free tools and resources for review, study, and further exploration, keeping both instructors and students on the cutting edge of teaching and learning. Learn more at edge.sagepub.com/coxjj9e.

Columns to Characters

release date: Nov 23, 2017
Columns to Characters
The relationship between the presidency and the press has transformed—seemingly overnight—from one where reports and columns were filed, edited, and deliberated for hours before publication into a brave new world where texts, tweets, and sound bites race from composition to release within a matter of seconds. This change, which has ultimately made political journalism both more open and more difficult, brings about many questions, but perhaps the two most important are these: Are the hard questions still being asked? Are they still being answered? In Columns to Characters, Stephanie A. Martin and top scholars and journalists offer a fresh perspective on how the evolution of technology affects the way presidents interact with the public. From Bill Clinton’s saxophone playing on the Arsenio Hall Show to Barack Obama’s skillful use of YouTube, Twitter, and Reddit as the first “social media president,” political communication appears to reflect the increasing fragmentation of the American public. The accessible essays here explore these implications in a variety of real-world circumstances: the “narcotizing” numbness of information overload and voter apathy; the concerns over privacy, security, and civil liberties; new methods of running political campaigns and mobilizing support for programs; and a future “post-rhetorical presidency” in which the press is all but irrelevant. Each section of the book concludes with a “reality check,” a short reflection by a working journalist (or, in one case, a former White House insider) on the presidential beat.

Applied Linguistics

release date: Dec 15, 2017
Applied Linguistics
How can I fit in my discourse community; that is, Applied Linguistics? To achieve this goal, this book provides the basic understanding of the concept of genre as now used in Applied Linguistics, English for specific purpose, and varied ways in which the need to communicate shapes or influences and determine both surface forms and deeper rhetorical structures which are necessary. Due to the rise of English to the status of an International language, especially in the field of the Academics, Science and Technology; Research Articles in English have become a main channel for advancing research knowledge among scholars World-Wide. Therefore, with globalization taking root very fast especially with the aid of telecommunication and electronic communities, the need for ability to read and write Research Articles in English has drastically increased for success both academically and professionally. To enable researchers, both native and non-native English speakers to read and write Research Articles, there is need for them to be informed about the conventional rhetorical structure used in their fields of study or their discourse communities. This book is purposely written to fill that gap; Therefore, a must read.

ELECTRICAL MACHINES

release date: Nov 01, 2017
ELECTRICAL MACHINES
This book covers a brief history of electricity, fundamentals of electrostatic and electromagnetic fields, torque generation, magnetic circuits and detailed performance analysis of transformers and rotating machines. It also discusses the concept of generalised machine which can emulate the dynamic and steady state performance of DC and AC machines. To serve the specific applications of drive systems in industries, many new types of motors are developed in the last few decades. A separate chapter on ‘Special Machines’ is included in this book so that the students should be made aware of these new developments. The book covers the syllabi of many universities in India for a course in Electrical Machines. Therefore, this book would serve the needs of the undergraduate students of Electrical Engineering.

Data Analysis

release date: May 18, 2017
Data Analysis
Data Analysis: A Model Comparison Approach to Regression, ANOVA, and Beyond is an integrated treatment of data analysis for the social and behavioral sciences. It covers all of the statistical models normally used in such analyses, such as multiple regression and analysis of variance, but it does so in an integrated manner that relies on the comparison of models of data estimated under the rubric of the general linear model. Data Analysis also describes how the model comparison approach and uniform framework can be applied to models that include product predictors (i.e., interactions and nonlinear effects) and to observations that are nonindependent. Indeed, the analysis of nonindependent observations is treated in some detail, including models of nonindependent data with continuously varying predictors as well as standard repeated measures analysis of variance. This approach also provides an integrated introduction to multilevel or hierarchical linear models and logistic regression. Finally, Data Analysis provides guidance for the treatment of outliers and other problematic aspects of data analysis. It is intended for advanced undergraduate and graduate level courses in data analysis and offers an integrated approach that is very accessible and easy to teach. Highlights of the third edition include: a new chapter on logistic regression; expanded treatment of mixed models for data with multiple random factors; updated examples; an enhanced website with PowerPoint presentations and other tools that demonstrate the concepts in the book; exercises for each chapter that highlight research findings from the literature; data sets, R code, and SAS output for all analyses; additional examples and problem sets; and test questions.

Civil Procedure

release date: May 11, 2017
Civil Procedure
Buy a new version of this Connected Casebook and receive ACCESS to the online e-book, practice questions from your favorite study aids, and an outline tool on CasebookConnect, the all in one learning solution for law school students. CasebookConnect offers you what you need most to be successful in your law school classes – portability, meaningful feedback, and greater efficiency. With lightly-edited cases, both classic and contemporary, and engaging hypothetical problems, the sixth edition of Civil Procedure: Cases and Problems promotes the analysis and understanding of both governing procedural rules and underlying doctrinal complexities. The casebook also emphasizes the social and economic contexts animating modern procedural problems and reforms as well as the constitutional dynamics underlying federal jurisdiction. CasebookConnect features: ONLINE E-BOOK Law school comes with a lot of reading, so access your enhanced e-book anytime, anywhere to keep up with your coursework. Highlight, take notes in the margins, and search the full text to quickly find coverage of legal topics. PRACTICE QUESTIONS Quiz yourself before class and prep for your exam in the Study Center. Practice questions from Examples & Explanations, Emanuel Law Outlines, Emanuel Law in a Flash flashcards, and other best-selling study aid series help you study for exams while tracking your strengths and weaknesses to help optimize your study time. OUTLINE TOOL Most professors will tell you that starting your outline early is key to being successful in your law school classes. The Outline Tool automatically populates your notes and highlights from the e-book into an editable format to accelerate your outline creation and increase study time later in the semester.

Behave

release date: May 02, 2017
Behave
The New York Times Bestseller “It’s no exaggeration to say that Behave is one of the best nonfiction books I’ve ever read.” —David P. Barash, The Wall Street Journal "It has my vote for science book of the year.” —Parul Sehgal, The New York Times "Hands-down one of the best books I’ve read in years. I loved it." —Dina Temple-Raston, The Washington Post Named a Best Book of the Year by The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal From the celebrated neurobiologist and primatologist, a landmark, genre-defining examination of human behavior, both good and bad, and an answer to the question: Why do we do the things we do? Sapolsky''s storytelling concept is delightful but it also has a powerful intrinsic logic: he starts by looking at the factors that bear on a person''s reaction in the precise moment a behavior occurs, and then hops back in time from there, in stages, ultimately ending up at the deep history of our species and its evolutionary legacy. And so the first category of explanation is the neurobiological one. A behavior occurs--whether an example of humans at our best, worst, or somewhere in between. What went on in a person''s brain a second before the behavior happened? Then Sapolsky pulls out to a slightly larger field of vision, a little earlier in time: What sight, sound, or smell caused the nervous system to produce that behavior? And then, what hormones acted hours to days earlier to change how responsive that individual is to the stimuli that triggered the nervous system? By now he has increased our field of vision so that we are thinking about neurobiology and the sensory world of our environment and endocrinology in trying to explain what happened. Sapolsky keeps going: How was that behavior influenced by structural changes in the nervous system over the preceding months, by that person''s adolescence, childhood, fetal life, and then back to his or her genetic makeup? Finally, he expands the view to encompass factors larger than one individual. How did culture shape that individual''s group, what ecological factors millennia old formed that culture? And on and on, back to evolutionary factors millions of years old. The result is one of the most dazzling tours d''horizon of the science of human behavior ever attempted, a majestic synthesis that harvests cutting-edge research across a range of disciplines to provide a subtle and nuanced perspective on why we ultimately do the things we do...for good and for ill. Sapolsky builds on this understanding to wrestle with some of our deepest and thorniest questions relating to tribalism and xenophobia, hierarchy and competition, morality and free will, and war and peace. Wise, humane, often very funny, Behave is a towering achievement, powerfully humanizing, and downright heroic in its own right.

How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students

release date: Mar 10, 2017
How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students
Properly crafted and individually tailored feedback on student work boosts student achievement across subjects and grades. In this updated and expanded second edition of her best-selling book, Susan M. Brookhart offers enhanced guidance and three lenses for considering the effectiveness of feedback: (1) does it conform to the research, (2) does it offer an episode of learning for the student and teacher, and (3) does the student use the feedback to extend learning? In this comprehensive guide for teachers at all levels, you will find information on every aspect of feedback, including Strategies to uplift and encourage students to persevere in their work. How to formulate and deliver feedback that both assesses learning and extends instruction. When and how to use oral, written, and visual as well as individual, group, or whole-class feedback. A concise and updated overview of the research findings on feedback and how they apply to today''s classrooms. In addition, the book is replete with examples of good and bad feedback as well as rubrics that you can use to construct feedback tailored to different learners, including successful students, struggling students, and English language learners. The vast majority of students will respond positively to feedback that shows you care about them and their learning. Whether you teach young students or teens, this book is an invaluable resource for guaranteeing that the feedback you give students is engaging, informative, and, above all, effective.

Administrative Law

release date: Feb 06, 2017
Administrative Law
When you purchase a new version of this casebook from the LIFT Program, you receive 1-year FREE digital access to the corresponding Examples & Explanations in your course area. Now available in an interactive study center, Examples & Explanations offer hypothetical questions complemented by detailed explanations that allow you to test your knowledge of the topics covered in class. Starting July 1, 2017, if your new casebook purchase does not come with an access code on the inside cover of the book, please contact Wolters Kluwer customer service. The email address and phone number for customer service are on the copyright page, found within the first few pages, of your casebook. For instructors who prefer a case-oriented approach, the fourth edition of Administrative Law is a case-rich text that focuses on the core issues in administrative law. Lightly-edited cases preserve the feel of reading entire opinions and include facts, content, full analyses, and citations. Introductory material and questions following the cases focus students’ reading and stimulate class discussion. Keystone cases introduce important themes and topics, and helpful notes facilitate keen understanding of legal doctrines. ‘Theory Applied’ sections at the conclusion of major parts offer teachers an opportunity to evaluate students’ grasp of the materials in new factual and legal contexts. This flexible, easily teachable text is designed for a 3-unit course, yet its self-contained parts can be taught in any order. Key Features: Addition of important, recent U.S. Supreme Court and Circuit Court decisions, including: Kerry v. Din, 135 S. Ct. 2128 (2015) Williams v. Pennsylvania, 136 S. Ct. 1899 (2016) Perez v. Mortgage Bankers Ass’n, 135 S. Ct. 1135 (2014) Texas v. United States, 809 F. 3d 134 (5th Cir. 2015) City of Arlington v. FCC, 133 S. Ct. 1863 (2013) National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning, 134 S. Ct. 2550 (2014) Wellness International Network, Ltd. v. Sharif, 135 S. Ct. 1932 (2015) Department of Transportation v. Association of American Railroads,135 S. Ct. 1225 (2015) Decker v. Northwest Environmental Defense Center, 133 S. Ct. 1326 (2013) Lexmark Int’l, Inc. v. Static Control Components, Inc., 134 S. Ct. 1377 (2014) T-Mobile South, LLC v. City of Roswell, 135 S. Ct. 808 (2015) King v. Burwell, 135 S. Ct. 2480 (2015) United States Army Corps Of Engineers v. Hawkes Co., 136 S. Ct. 1807 (2016) Heartland Plymouth Court MI, LLC, v. National Labor Relations Board (D.C. Cir. 2016) Revised and expanded notes and discussion materials addressing contemporary issues in Administrative Law, including: due process in the administrative setting formalities of administrative rulemaking and adjudication modification of agency interpretations and interpretive rulemaking delegation of authority to private entities recess appointments political influence of agency policy standing and judicial deference Lightly-edited cases, similar to reading entire opinions, including facts, content, full analyses, and citations Helpful Notes and ÒTheory AppliedÓ sections, built to enrich students’ understanding of legal doctrines, introduce important themes and topics, and allow for systematic review of major concepts.

Why?

release date: Jul 14, 2021
Why?
Piper Cooper has been married to her veteran husband Jake for ten years. Over the course of their relationship, they have fought through difficulties that would crush weaker people. Together, they''ve dealt with Jake''s PTSD and addiction and Piper''s miscarriages and health issues. Then, Jake becomes unpredictable. One minute, he loves Piper; the next, he doesn''t love her anymore and abandons her. Jake has always struggled to find his place in the world, and as he searches for meaning, he is met by blow after negative blow. Piper is hopeful that her husband will come back. He even says he will after some time apart to see if there is anything left to save. Mental illness is a cruel beast, though, and Piper''s love might not be enough to save Jake. Through tragic events, does love conquer all, or will this marriage be another casualty of war?

Understanding Elvis

release date: Apr 30, 2016
Understanding Elvis
First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Scripture Backgrounds for the Sunday Lectionary, Year A

release date: Sep 01, 2016
Scripture Backgrounds for the Sunday Lectionary, Year A
Recently published as Foundations for Preaching and Teaching, this resource is a compilation of Scripture backgrounds for Year A. It provides commentary for every Sunday and Holyday, feast and solemnity that may supersede a Sunday.

Communication

release date: May 23, 2016
Communication
Communication: Embracing Difference, 4e, stresses the importance of understanding and celebrating difference as a means to becoming a more effective communicator. This text describes basic communication theory in everyday, non-technical terms and offers students an abundance of opportunities to analyze, understand, practice, and apply skills to real-life situations presented in the book and encountered in their own daily lives. Communication: Embracing Difference emphasizes the practical application of communication skills in interpersonal, small group, and public settings, which will help students become more confident and successful communicators. Targeting both mainstream students and non-traditional students who range widely in age, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, social roles, and socio-economic status, this text is designed with an overall approach that resonates with the diverse student populations making up so many campuses today.

Problems in Contract Law

release date: Mar 20, 2016
Problems in Contract Law
Problems in Contract Law: Cases and Materials, offers a balance of traditional and contemporary cases that reflect the development and complexity of contract law. Explanatory notes and text place classic and contemporary cases in their larger legal context. Questions and problem exercises bridge theory and practice. Adaptable for instructors with different teaching techniques, this successful book includes various perspectives and contractual settings and offers a highly intelligent, contemporary treatment of contract law. It can easily be used in teaching by traditional case analysis, through problem-based instruction, or using theoretical inquiry.

The Subjectivity of Scientists and the Bayesian Approach

release date: Mar 16, 2016
The Subjectivity of Scientists and the Bayesian Approach
Originally published: New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2001.

Re-Covering Modernism

release date: Mar 03, 2016
Re-Covering Modernism
In the first half of the twentieth century, modernist works appeared not only in obscure little magazines and books published by tiny exclusive presses but also in literary reprint magazines of the 1920s, tawdry pulp magazines of the 1930s, and lurid paperbacks of the 1940s. In his nuanced exploration of the publishing and marketing of modernist works, David M. Earle questions how and why modernist literature came to be viewed as the exclusive purview of a cultural elite given its availability in such popular forums. As he examines sensational and popular manifestations of modernism, as well as their reception by critics and readers, Earle provides a methodology for reconciling formerly separate or contradictory materialist, cultural, visual, and modernist approaches to avant-garde literature. Central to Earle''s innovative approach is his consideration of the physical aspects of the books and magazines - covers, dust wrappers, illustrations, cost - which become texts in their own right. Richly illustrated and accessibly written, Earle''s study shows that modernism emerged in a publishing ecosystem that was both richer and more complex than has been previously documented.

A Primer on Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling (PLS-SEM)

release date: Feb 29, 2016
A Primer on Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling (PLS-SEM)
With applications using SmartPLS (www.smartpls.com)—the primary software used in partial least squares structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM)—this practical guide provides concise instructions on how to use this evolving statistical technique to conduct research and obtain solutions. Featuring the latest research, new examples, and expanded discussions throughout, the Second Edition is designed to be easily understood by those with limited statistical and mathematical training who want to pursue research opportunities in new ways. Please note that all examples in this Second Edition use SmartPLS 3. To access this software, please visit this link.

Bloodlines

release date: Dec 03, 2015
Bloodlines
At the end of World War II, an American military intelligence team retrieved an original copy of the 1935 Nuremberg Laws, signed by Hitler, and turned over this rare document to General George S. Patton. In 1999, after fifty-five years in the vault of the Huntington Library in southern California, the Nuremberg Laws resurfaced and were put on public display for the first time at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. In this far-ranging, interdisciplinary study that is part historical analysis, part cultural critique, part detective story, and part memoir, Tony Platt explores a range of interrelated issues: war-time looting, remembrance of the holocaust, German and American eugenics, and the public responsibilities of museums and cultural centers. This book is based on original research by the author and co-researcher, historian Cecilia O''Leary, in government, military, and library archives; interviews and oral histories; and participant observation. It is both a detailed, scholarly analysis and a record of the author''s activist efforts to correct the historical record.
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