Language Arts & Disciplines

The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing (2nd Edition)

Author: Michael Harvey

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1603848983

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 127

View: 6265

This worthy successor to Strunk and White* now features an expanded style guide covering a wider range of citation cases, complete with up-to-date formats for Chicago, MLA, and APA styles.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Writing with Sources

A Guide for Students

Author: Gordon Harvey

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 162466556X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 128

View: 2270

The challenges of integrating and citing sources in academic work have expanded in scope and complexity in the digital age, but the basic principles and guidelines for doing so responsibly remain the same. The third edition of Writing with Sources is updated throughout, providing more examples of the proper use and citation of digital and print sources across disciplines—including current conventions specific to MLA, The Chicago Manual of Style, APA, and CSE citation styles—while preserving its concise and accessible format.
Performing Arts

Free for All

Joe Papp, The Public, and the Greatest Theater Story Every Told

Author: Kenneth Turan,Joseph Papp

Publisher: Anchor Books

ISBN: 0767931696

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 640

View: 4781

An oral history of the New York Shakespeare Festival and the Public Theater draws on interviews with 160 celebrity contributors including Meryl Streep, James Earl Jones and Kevin Kline to trace the pivotal artistic contributions of producer and director Joe Papp.
Science

Radical Evolution

The Promise and Peril of Enhancing Our Minds, Our Bodies--and what it Means to be Human

Author: Joel Garreau

Publisher: Broadway

ISBN: 0767915038

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 5580

Arguing that the acceleration of technological innovation is setting the course for the next stage of human evolution, the author of Edge City raises thought-provoking questions about human culture, society, and the very nature of humankind. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
Sports & Recreation

Standing Tall

The Kevin Everett Story

Author: Sam Carchidi

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1623687209

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 216

View: 8334

As a powerfully built, third-year tight end with the Buffalo Bills, Kevin Everett had it all: a promising NFL future, a beautiful girlfriend whom he planned to marry, and an engaging personality that made him one of his team's most popular players. He also had a wonderful family that included his devoted mother and his three adoring younger sisters, for whom he had recently purchased a home in suburban Houston, Texas. And then, in a fraction of a second, his life was changed forever when he was paralyzed while making a tackle against the Denver Broncos in the 2007 season opener.
Political Science

Pathways to Power

Political Recruitment and Candidate Selection in Latin America

Author: Peter M. Siavelis

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271033762

Category: Political Science

Page: 496

View: 1464

"A cross-national analysis of political recruitment and candidate selection in six Latin American countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Uruguay. Provides typology and theoretical insights for other countries in the region and around the world"--Provided by publisher.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Writing a Successful Research Paper

A Simple Approach

Author: Stanley Chodorow

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1603847480

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 115

View: 6810

This brief, practical guide offers a clear and comprehensive strategy for conceptualizing, approaching, and executing the task of writing a research paper in the humanities and social sciences. In addition, it provides: a critical and process-oriented approach to the tasks of topic selection, formulation of the research question, thesis development, and argumentation. judiciously selected examples drawn from a broad range of disciplines. concise treatment of the aims, methods, and conventions of scholarly research, including the opportunities and pitfalls of Internet use. a wealth of conceptual and organizational tools, and more.
Education

Prose Models

Author: Gerald Henry Levin

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780155064041

Category: Education

Page: 648

View: 6154

Containing over 110 selections by contemporary and classic writers, Prose Models is a rhetorical reader that covers the major elements of paragraph, essay and methods of development with an emphasis on Argument and Persuasive writing.
Mathematics

Calculus of a Single Variable

Author: Ron Larson,Bruce H. Edwards

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337514519

Category: Mathematics

Page: 50

View: 9002

With a long history of innovation in the calculus market, the Larson/Edwards’ CALCULUS program has been widely praised by a generation of students and professors for solid and effective pedagogy that addresses the needs of a broad range of teaching and learning styles and environments. Each title in the series is just one component in a comprehensive calculus course program that carefully integrates and coordinates print, media, and technology products for successful teaching and learning. For use in or out of the classroom, the companion website LarsonCalculus.com offers free access to multiple tools and resources to supplement students’ learning. Stepped-out solution videos with instruction are available at CalcView.com for selected exercises throughout the text. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Philosophy

Are You an Illusion?

Author: Mary Midgley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317341201

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

View: 1260

In Are You an Illusion? today’s scientific orthodoxy, which treats the self as nothing more than an elaborate illusion, comes under spirited attack. In an impassioned defence of the importance of our own thoughts, feelings and experiences, Mary Midgley shows that there’s much more to our selves than a jumble of brain cells. Exploring the remarkable gap that has opened up between our understanding of our own sense of self and today’s science, she exposes some very odd claims and muddled thinking on the part of cognitive scientists and psychologists when they talk about the self and shows that many well-known philosophical problems in causality and free have been glossed over. Midgley argues powerfully and persuasively that the rich variety of our imaginative life cannot be contained in the narrow bounds of a highly puritanical materialism that simply equates brain and self. Engaging with the work of prominent thinkers, Midgley investigates the source of our current attitudes to the self and reveals how ideas, traditions and myths have been twisted to fit in, seemingly naturally, with science’s current preoccupation with the physical and, in doing so, have made many other valuable activities and ideas appear as anti-scientific. Midgley shows that the subjective sources of thought – our own experiences – are every bit as necessary in helping to explain the world as the objective ones such as brain cells. Are You an Illusion? offers a salutary analysis of science’s claim to have done away with the self and a characteristic injection of common sense from one of our most respected philosophers into a debate increasingly in need of it.
Business & Economics

Priorities

Mastering Time Management

Author: James C. Petty

Publisher: P & R Publishing

ISBN: 9780875526850

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 17

View: 2869

Do you wish for more hours in the day? A shorter ?to do? list? Control in the midst of chaos? With insight and clarity, James C. Petty helps bring focus into frazzled lives. Using the ?Assessing My Priorities? worksheet, he walks us through the process of organizing time under the categories of God, the people of God, and God's work in the world. With sound biblical advice and practical application, this booklet demonstrates way in which we can reduce unnecessary stress, identify true priorities, and begin to get our overbooked schedules under control.
Religion

Motives

Why Do I Do the Things I Do?

Author: Edward T. Welch

Publisher: Presbyterian & Reformed Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780875526928

Category: Religion

Page: 30

View: 9090

Helps us face the difficult question, Why do I keep doing that? Points to our heart, then to God, who can change even our motives.
Philosophy

A Workbook for Arguments, Second Edition

A Complete Course in Critical Thinking

Author: David R. Morrow,Anthony Weston

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1624664296

Category: Philosophy

Page: 520

View: 7386

A Workbook for Arguments builds on Anthony Weston’s A Rulebook for Arguments to provide a complete textbook for a course in critical thinking or informal logic. The second edition adds: Updated and improved homework exercises—nearly one third are new—to ensure that the examples continue to resonate with students. Increased coverage of scientific reasoning, demonstrating how scientific reasoning dovetails with critical thinking more generally. Two new activities in which students analyze arguments in their original form, as provided in brief selections from the original texts. This edition continues to include: The entire text of Rulebook, supplemented with extensive explanations and exercises. Homework exercises adapted from a wide range of arguments in a wide variety of sources. Practical advice to help students succeed. Model answers to odd-numbered problems, including commentaries on the strengths and weaknesses of selected sample answers and further discussion of some of the substantive intellectual, philosophical, or ethical issues they raise. Detailed instructions for in-class activities and take-home assignments. An appendix on mapping arguments, giving students a solid introduction to this vital skill in constructing complex and multi-step arguments and evaluating them.
Language Arts & Disciplines

From Inquiry to Academic Writing

A Practical Guide

Author: Stuart Greene,April Lidinsky

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312601409

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 335

View: 7137

Explains academic writing as a clear, step-by-step process that one can use in any college course.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Thinking on the Page

A College Student's Guide to Effective Writing

Author: Gwen Hyman,Martha Schulman

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 9781599638690

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 327

View: 2307

"To present powerful ideas effectively in your college essays, you need to break away from rigid rules and structures and start thinking on the page. With this book, you'll learn how to actively engage with a text, analyze it, draw informed conclusions, and then make solid claims about what you have observed. Thinking on the Page will also help you: think critically about what you're reading and draw questions and ideas directly from the text; approach your essay as a story rather than a formula; work through your ideas by graphing, listing, charting, and drawing; incorporate relevant outside research; edit your final essay and polish it to perfection"--Back cover.
Philosophy

A Rulebook for Arguments

Author: Anthony Weston

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1624666558

Category: Philosophy

Page: 118

View: 8306

From academic writing to personal and public discourse, the need for good arguments and better ways of arguing is greater than ever before. This timely fifth edition of A Rulebook for Arguments sharpens an already-classic text, adding updated examples and a new chapter on public debates that provides rules for the etiquette and ethics of sound public dialogue as well as clear and sound thinking in general.
Juvenile Fiction

Paper Covers Rock

Author: Jenny Hubbard

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0385740565

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 183

View: 7822

In 1982 Buncombe County, North Carolina, sixteen-year-old Alex Stromm writes of the aftermath of the accidental drowning of a friend, as his English teacher reaches out to him while he and a fellow boarding school student try to cover things up.
Philosophy

The Upanishads

Author: Valerie Roebuck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140447491

Category: Philosophy

Page: 503

View: 2360

A Brilliant Introduction To The Essence Of Living Hinduism The Thirteen Principal Upanisads, Sanskrit Texts In The Religious Traditions Of The Vedas, Lie At The Heart Of Hinduism. Devoted To Understanding The Inner Meaning Of The Religion, They Explicate Its Crucial Doctrines Rebirth, The Law Of Karma, The Means Of Conquering Death And Of Achieving Detachment, Equilibrium And Spiritual Bliss. They Emphasize The Perennial Search For True Knowledge Especially That Of The Connection Between The Self And The Transcendental Absolute. In This Translation, Marked By Empathy And Erudition, Valerie Roebuck Approaches The Upanisads As Belonging To The Tradition Of 'Sruti', Literature Which Is Heard, As Distinct From 'Smriti', Which Is Remembered. Seeking To Reveal The Intent Of The Authors, She Attempts To Represent What, In Fact, Constitutes The Original Text. Care Is Taken To Exclude Later Accretions Of Commentaries. The Invocations Included Underline The Traditional Recitation Of These Texts, And The Literary Devices Repetitions, Dialogue And Word Combat, Riddles, Paradoxes And Word Play Used By The Sages To Express Their Teachings. This Accurate And Exceptional Rendering, While Making Accessible To The Modern Reader Something Of The Beauty And Variety Of The Original Language, Reaffirms The Place Of The Upanishads As One Of The Most Profound Works Of World Literature. This Authentic And Nuanced Rendering Makes Accessible To The Modern Reader Something Of The Beauty And Variety Of These Ancient And Rich Texts Of Hinduism. The Upanisads Belong To The Tradition Of Literature That Is Heard Rather Than Remembered , And In Her Translation Roebuck Seeks To Reveal The Intent Of The Authors And Arrive At 'The Original' Text.
Criminology

Introduction to Victimology

Contemporary Theory, Research, and Practice

Author: Bonnie Fisher,John J. Sloan

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199322497

Category: Criminology

Page: 496

View: 1972

With an author team led by Bonnie S. Fisher, one of the preeminent scholars in the field, Introduction to Victimology: Contemporary Theory, Research, and Practice is ideal for victimology survey courses at any level. This unique volume employs an integrated approach that focuses on theory, research, and practice. It covers a wide range of issues and also addresses unique topics such as victim decision making, fear of crime, and preventing victimization. FEATURES Incorporates relevant theory into the coverage of each key topic and connects the topics through theories that have developed over the past several decades Offers theoretical explanations for the causes and correlates of victimization, the reoccurrence of victimization, and domains of victimization Examines research across the main topics by discussing both classic and current studies Provides case studies and examples of victimology in practice, linking theory to practice and highlighting programs that have successfully addressed issues like prevention, mitigation of harm, and responses to victims and victimization Introduces students to current research in theory testing, discussing how accurate various theories have been shown to be "Spotlight on Theory," "Spotlight on Research," and "Spotlight on Policy" boxes offer in-depth looks at timely topics
Language Arts & Disciplines

The Bedford Reader

Author: X. J. Kennedy,Dorothy M. Kennedy,Jane E. Aaron,Ellen Kuhl Repetto

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1319083668

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 784

View: 3176

Long one of the most popular composition readers on the market, The Bedford Reader provides compelling readings by excellent writers. It takes a practical and flexible approach to the rhetorical methods, focusing on their uses in varied writing situations. The popular "Writers on Writing" feature illustrates the many ways writers create meaning from what they read and experience, and the Kennedys' instruction helps students connect critical reading to academic writing. The twelfth edition provides even more helpful guidance for students on critical reading and writing, a new appendix with advice on APA documentation, and an updated selection of compelling readings. The print text is now integrated with e-Pages for The Bedford Reader, designed to take advantage of what the Web can do, with provocative new essays and multimodal selections.