Reading the World

Ideas That Matter, with 2016 MLA Update

Author: Michael Austin

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393617429

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 752

View: 2883

With 80 readings by some of the world's greatest thinkers--from Plato to Gandhi, Carl Jung to Edmund O. Wilson, Gloria Anzald�a to Toni Morrison--Reading the World is the only great ideas reader to offer a global perspective. Selections strike a balance between western and nonwestern, classic and contemporary, longer and shorter, verbal and visual.

Reading the World

Ideas That Matter

Author: Michael Austin

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393936308

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 752

View: 5844

The only great ideas reader to offer a global perspective.

Reading the World

Ideas That Matter

Author: Michael Austin

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393933499

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 673

View: 7649

The only great ideas reader to offer a global perspective. Western and non-Western, classic and contemporary, longer and shorter, verbal and visual, accessible and challenging. With 72 readings by thinkers from around the world-Plato to Toni Morrison, Lao Tzu to Aung San Suu Kyi-Reading the World is the only great ideas reader for composition students that offers a truly global perspective. The Second Edition offers more contemporary readings and provides more help to make the texts accessible for undergraduate readers. Brief overviews of each reading give students a sense of what the piece is about, and detailed headnotes call attention to the rhetoric of each reading to help students focus not only on what the authors say but also on how they say it.

Writing in the Disciplines: A Reader and Rhetoric Academic Writers Plus Mywritinglab -- Access Card Package

Author: Mary Lynch Kennedy,William J. Kennedy

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780133947458

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 640

View: 5693

ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. -- This rhetoric/anthology instructs college students in how to read academic texts with understanding and how to use them as sources for papers in a variety of disciplines. In Writing in the Disciplines, Mary Kennedy and William Kennedy emphasize academic writing as ongoing conversations in multiple genres, and do so in the context of WPA Outcomes. The rhetoric chapters teach critical reading, paraphrasing, summarizing, quoting, writing process, synthesizing, analyzing, researching, and developing arguments. The anthology balances journal articles with works by public intellectuals in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

What You Should Know About Politics . . . But Don't

A Nonpartisan Guide to the Issues That Matter

Author: Jessamyn Conrad

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1628726733

Category: Political Science

Page: 408

View: 1969

“Engaging and inspiring . . . Reading this book should make you want to vote.” —Barack Obama In a world of sound bites, deliberate misinformation, and a political scene that is colored by the blue versus red partisan divide. How does the average educated American find a reliable source that’s free of political spin? What You Should Know About Politics . . . But Don’t breaks it all down, issue by issue, explaining who stands for what, and why—whether it’s the economy, income inequality, Obamacare, foreign policy, education, immigration, or climate change. If you’re a Democrat, a Republican, or somewhere in between, it’s the perfect book to brush up on a single topic or read through to get a deeper understanding of the often mucky world of American politics. This is an essential volume for understanding the background to the 2016 presidential election. But it is also a book that transcends the season. It’s truly for anyone who wants to know more about the issues, which are perennial issues that will continue to affect our everyday lives.

Everyday Life in Early America

Author: David F. Hawke

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060912510

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 9920

"In this clearly written volume, Hawke provides enlightening and colorful descriptions of early Colonial Americans and debunks many widely held assumptions about 17th century settlers."--Publishers Weekly

Middle Range Theory for Nursing

Third Edition

Author: Mary Jane Smith,Patricia R. Liehr

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826195512

Category: Medical

Page: 458

View: 7838

Middle range theory has become a vital staple of nursing education and application to research. These theories, which lie between the working hypotheses derived from day-to-day research and the larger, systemic efforts to develop unified theories, cover the scientific underpinnings that guide nursing practice and research. This third edition of a two-time AJN Book of the Year Award contains three new theories that include cultural self- reliance, caring, and unitary appreciative inquiry. It revises and updates all other content, and provides ladders of abstraction for each theory to guide stud

Writing from Sources

Author: Brenda Spatt

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312602901

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 545

View: 7622

Covering every step of research, writing, and documentation, Writing from Sources provides a complete guide to source-based writing. The book builds from fundamental skills -- such as annotating a passage -- to more demanding ones such as integrating sources smoothly into an original argument. Examples, exercises, and guidance throughout help students gain confidence with essential concepts, while numerous readings drawn from a variety of sources provide models and practice in every skill.

They Say / I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing    

Fourth Edition

Author: Cathy Birkenstein,Gerald Graff

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393631672

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 6179

This book identifies the key rhetorical moves in academic writing. It shows students how to frame their arguments as a response to what others have said and provides templates to help them start making the moves. The fourth edition features many NEW examples from academic writing, a NEW chapter on Entering Online Discussions, and a thoroughly updated chapter on Writing in the Social Sciences. Finally, two NEW readings provide current examples of the rhetorical moves in action.

Coming of Age at the End of Nature

A Generation Faces Living on a Changed Planet

Author: Julie Dunlap,Susan A. Cohen

Publisher: Trinity University Press

ISBN: 159534778X

Category: Nature

Page: 248

View: 5368

Coming of Age at the End of Nature explores a new kind of environmental writing. This powerful anthology gathers the passionate voices of young writers who have grown up in an environmentally damaged and compromised world. Each contributor has come of age since Bill McKibben foretold the doom of humanity’s ancient relationship with a pristine earth in his prescient 1988 warning of climate change, The End of Nature. What happens to individuals and societies when their most fundamental cultural, historical, and ecological bonds weaken—or snap? In Coming of Age at the End of Nature, insightful millennials express their anger and love, dreams and fears, and sources of resilience for living and thriving on our shifting planet. Twenty-two essays explore wide-ranging themes that are paramount to young generations but that resonate with everyone, including redefining materialism and environmental justice, assessing the risk and promise of technology, and celebrating place anywhere from a wild Atlantic island to the Arizona desert, to Baltimore and Bangkok. The contributors speak with authority on problems facing us all, whether railing against the errors of past generations, reveling in their own adaptability, or insisting on a collective responsibility to do better.

Stylin' with CSS

A Designer's Guide

Author: Charles Wyke-Smith

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 0133088332

Category: Computers

Page: 320

View: 7815

In this completely revised edition of his bestselling Stylin’ with CSS, veteran designer and programmer Charles Wyke-Smith guides you through a comprehensive overview of designing Web pages with CSS, including the advanced capabilities of CSS3 that are now widely implemented across all the major browsers. You will learn the full capabilities of the CSS language, with step-by-step examples and in-depth explanations that will take your skills to new levels, whether you are a newbie or already have experience with CSS. Stylin’ with CSS focuses on practical skills for Web designers and programmers, and blends creative design ideas with accurate technical descriptions. It will help you create robust, stylish, and flexible layouts that adjust to the constantly changing content of today’s data-driven online applications, and that display appropriately on monitors, tablets, or mobile phones. In Stylin’ with CSS, you will: See how HTML5 and CSS3 work together Develop multi-column, fixed-width, and fluid layouts Discover how the positioning and floating properties really work! Explore professional typographic techniques using downloadable fonts Style UI elements, such as drop-down menus, forms, and pop up overlays Write media queries that modify your page layouts for different screen sizes Learn about CSS3 shadows, rounded corners, gradients, and background images Create interactivity with CSS3 transforms and transitions

Writing for Computer Science

Author: Justin Zobel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1447166396

Category: Computers

Page: 284

View: 7016

All researchers need to write or speak about their work, and to have research that is worth presenting. Based on the author's decades of experience as a researcher and advisor, this third edition provides detailed guidance on writing and presentations and a comprehensive introduction to research methods, the how-to of being a successful scientist. Topics include: · Development of ideas into research questions; · How to find, read, evaluate and referee other research; · Design and evaluation of experiments and appropriate use of statistics; · Ethics, the principles of science and examples of science gone wrong. Much of the book is a step-by-step guide to effective communication, with advice on: · Writing style and editing; · Figures, graphs and tables; · Mathematics and algorithms; · Literature reviews and referees’ reports; · Structuring of arguments and results into papers and theses; · Writing of other professional documents; · Presentation of talks and posters. Written in an accessible style and including handy checklists and exercises, Writing for Computer Science is not only an introduction to the doing and describing of research, but is a valuable reference for working scientists in the computing and mathematical sciences.

Introducing Human Geographies, Third Edition

Author: Paul Cloke,Philip Crang,Mark Goodwin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134051387

Category: Science

Page: 1088

View: 9852

Introducing Human Geographies is the leading guide to human geography for undergraduate students, explaining new thinking on essential topics and discussing exciting developments in the field. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated and coverage is extended with new sections devoted to biogeographies, cartographies, mobilities, non-representational geographies, population geographies, public geographies and securities. Presented in three parts with 60 contributions written by expert international researchers, this text addresses the central ideas through which human geographers understand and shape their subject. Part I: Foundations engages students with key ideas that define human geography’s subject matter and approaches, through critical analyses of dualisms such as local-global, society-space and human-nonhuman. Part II: Themes explores human geography’s main sub-disciplines, with sections devoted to biogeographies, cartographies, cultural geographies, development geographies, economic geographies, environmental geographies, historical geographies, political geographies, population geographies, social geographies, urban and rural geographies. Finally, Part III: Horizons assesses the latest research in innovative areas, from mobilities and securities to non-representational geographies. This comprehensive, stimulating and cutting edge introduction to the field is richly illustrated throughout with full colour figures, maps and photos. These are available to download on the companion website, located at www.routledge.com/9781444135350.

Girls Body Book

Author: Kelli Dunham

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1604333855

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 116

View: 4509

Growing up isn't as easy as it looks. With changing emotions, friends, expectations, and bodies, some days it can seem like life is one big roller coaster ride. The Girl's Body Book is here to help with expert advice, common sense tips, fast facts, and answers to all questions a girl might have.

A Writer's Reference with Exercises with 2016 MLA Update

Author: Diana Hacker,Nancy Sommers

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 9781319083557

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 672

View: 5338

THIS TITLE HAS BEEN UPDATED TO REFLECT THE 2016 MLA UPDATES! Our editorial team has updated this text based on content from The MLA Handbook, 8th Edition. Browse our catalog or contact your representative for a full listing of updated titles and packages, or to request a custom ISBN. Our best-selling classic tabbed handbook is available in a version that conveniently includes nearly one hundred integrated exercise sets for plenty of practice with the grammar, style, punctuation, and mechanics topics offered in the handbook. The answers to some items appear in the back of the book.

Alcoholics Anonymous

the story of how many thousands of men and women have recovered from alcoholism

Author: Bill W.

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Alcoholics

Page: 575

View: 1475

The Selfish Gene

Author: Richard Dawkins

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192860927

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

View: 6893

An ethologist shows man to be a gene machine whose world is one of savage competition and deceit

The World Caf

Shaping Our Futures Through Conversations That Matter (Large Print 16pt)

Author: Juanita Brown

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458777642

Category:

Page: 472

View: 7436

Introduces readers to a simple, yet powerful conversational process for thinking together and creating actionable knowledge that has been used successfully with organizations and communities on six continents Clearly articulates seven key World Caf design principles that create the conditions for accessing collective intelligence and breakthrough thinking Includes actual stories from widely varied settings-such as Hewlett-Packard, American Society for Quality, the nation of Singapore, the University of Texas, and many, many others-to show the World Caf process and results The World Cafe is a flexible, easy-to-use process for fostering collaborative dialogue, sharing mutual knowledge, and discovering new opportunities for action. Based on living systems thinking, this innovative approach creates dynamic networks of conversation that can catalyze an organization or community's own collective intelligence around its most important questions. Filled with stories of actual Cafe dialogues in business, education, government, and community organizations across the globe, this uniquely crafted book demonstrates how the World Cafe can be adapted to any setting or culture. Examples from such varied organizations as Hewlett-Packard, American Society for Quality, the nation of Singapore, the University of Texas, and many others, demonstrate the process in action. Along with its seven core design principles, The World Cafe offers practical tips for hosting ''conversations that matter'' in groups of any size- strengthening both personal relationships and people's capacity to shape the future together.

Anda, Curso Elemental + MySpanishLab With Etext

Author: Audrey L. Heining-Boynton,Glynis S. Cowell,Jean Leloup,Maria del Carmen Cana Jimenez

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780205872565

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 471

View: 2475

ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. -- Designed with You in Mind The ¡Anda! program provides practical responses to the challenges today's Spanish instructors and students encounter. Instructors now face many challenges: Decreased classroom contact hours, increased instructor and student workloads, larger class sizes, new course models like hybrid and fully online and more ambitious classroom goals including focusing on practical communication and culture awareness instead of grammar alone. The ¡Anda! program offers a true solution for instructors by delivering realistic goals with a realistic approach; focusing on student motivation and offering a variety of tools to promote success. Teaching and Learning Experience The teaching and learning experience with this program helps to: Realistic and Balanced Approach -- Instructors and students don't have to rush through the entire scope of Spanish grammar in 2 semesters. They can focus on practical communication which helps students feel more motivated and successful in the course. Explore Grammar -- Grammar is chunked to allow students to assimilate and practice without feeling overwhelmed. Explanations are clear and concise and include many supporting examples followed by practice activities. Build Vocabulary -- Each chapter contains a realistic number of new vocabulary words and like grammar, is presented in chunks at the point of need. Develop Skills -- Unique reading and video storyline mystery motivates students to read. Dedicated speaking, listening and writing sections provide strategies and the process necessary to effectively develop skills in the target language. Connect with Culture - Both "high" and "popular" cultureare woven throughout the chapters to enable students to learn to recognize and appreciate cultural diversity as they explore behaviors and values of the Spanish-speaking world. They are encouraged to think critically about these cultural practices and gifts to society. Personalize Learning -- MySpanishLab's proven results will be available for fall 2012 courses. MySpanishLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySpanishLab access, please visit:www.mylanguagelabs.com or you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MySpanishLab 6-month access (0205872557).