What Is Life

Author: Jay Phelan
Publisher: W H Freeman & Company
ISBN: 9781464107207
Format: PDF, ePub
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The most successful new non-majors biology textbook in a decade returns in a vigorously updated new edition—with every chapter of the book carefully revised by Jay Phelan, based on the feedback of hundreds of instructors and students. The Second Edition brings forward the book's hallmark features (clear and consistent illustrations, beautiful photographs, Take-Home Message summary sections, StreetBio: Knowledge You Can Use, and Red Q Questions) while adding new pedagogy, updated content, and expanded media/supplements package. Click here to watch a sample of our Lecture Videos featuring What Is Life? author, Jay Phelan.

Loose leaf Version for What is Life A Guide to Biology with Physiology

Author: Jay Phelan
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 1319030807
Format: PDF, Mobi
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From the front of the classroom to the top of the bestseller’s list, award-winning educator Jay Phelan knows how to tell the story of how scientists investigate the big questions about life. He is also a master at using biology as a springboard for developing the critical thinking skills and scientific literacy that are essential to students through college and throughout their lives.

Real Communication An Introduction with Mass Communication

Author: Dan O'Hair
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312605773
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Real Communication uses stories from real people and the world around us to present the best and most lively introduction to communication concepts. Professors and students alike have fallen in love with Real Communication’s down-to-earth writing style, its coverage of research, and its wealth of learning and teaching tools. They also appreciate how Real Communication strives to weave the discipline’s different strands together with the CONNECT feature that shows students how concepts work and apply across interpersonal, small group, public speaking, and mass media contexts. The Second Edition is even better with a broader array of engaging examples, new coverage of hot topics in the field like Intercultural and mediated communication, plus a public speaking unit honed to provide the essential information students need for this fast-paced course. A new chapter on mass communication connects topics like media convergence, mediated communication, media messages, and media effects to everyday communication. To order a desk copy of Real Communication: An Introduction with Mass Communication please contact your local sales representative and use ISBN-13: 978-0-312-60577-3.

Foundations for Learning

Author: Laurie L. Hazard
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 0132998718
Format: PDF
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This book is appropriate for courses in First-Year Experience, College Success, and Study Skills. The focus of Foundations for Learning is on academic adjustment with personal development issues seamlessly integrated into the academic emphasis theme of 'claiming an education' and taking responsibility for one's own education. Foundations for Learning addresses both the attitudinal variables and personality traits that affect college achievement like locus of control, conceptions of intelligence, and intellectual curiosity in relation to specific study-related behaviors such as text annotation and active listening. At its core, this text is based on the psychology of adjustment. Students are pushed to consider how each mindset, perception, and attitude connects with their skill sets, and how one influences the other. The text encourages students to use this insight to make the necessary adjustments to their new role as college students. It offers an acute awareness of first-year student needs, an intellectual approach, and a tight framework. It is primarily focused on the development of academic adjustment issues and meta-cognitive strategies as they naturally unfold during the first semester, as opposed to primarily focusing on social adjustment issues or issues that aren’t immediately relevant such as career development and is written in a challenging yet accessible way. This revision covers emerging technologies, broadens its audience, and more.

Seeing Sociology An Introduction

Author: Joan Ferrante
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305480465
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Offering instructors complete flexibility, SEEING SOCIOLOGY: AN INTRODUCTION, 3rd Edition combines up-to-the-minute coverage with an easy-to-manage approach featuring brief, self-contained modules in each chapter that instructors can assign based on the needs of their class. The Third Edition includes such contemporary topics as globalization’s connection to technology and gay rights, the anti-aging industry, and The Affordable Care Act, and many others, reflecting the latest developments in the field. Extremely student-friendly and engaging, the text continues to make photos an integral part of the learning process-resulting in a stronger, more memorable learning experience for students. The new “What Do Sociologists See?” feature includes a sociologist's insights on everyday images, showing students how sociological concepts can be applied to daily life. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Intrigue

Author: Elizabeth Blood
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780205942213
Format: PDF
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Package consists of: 0205741320 / 9780205741328 Intrigue: langue, culture et mystère dans le monde francophone 0205978487 / 9780205978489 MyFrenchLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Intrigue: langue, culture et mystère dans le monde francophone (multi semester access)

Biology

Author: Colleen Belk
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780321787330
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This edition features the exact same content as the traditional book in a convenient, three-hole-punched, loose-leaf version. Books a la Carte also offer a great value for your students–this format costs 35% less than a new textbook. Coleen Belk and Virginia Borden Maier have helped students demystify biology for nearly twenty years in the classroom and nearly ten years with their book, Biology: Science for Life. In the new Fourth Edition, they continue to use stories and current issues, such as discussion of cancer to teach cell division, to connect biology to student's lives. Learning Outcomes are new to this edition and integrated within the book to help professors guide students' reading and to help students assess their understanding of biology. A new Chapter 3, “Is It Possible to Supplement Your Way to Better Health? Nutrients and Membrane Transport,” offers an engaging storyline and focused coverage on micro- and macro-nutrients, antioxidants, passive and active transport, and exocytosis and endocytosis. For instructors who cover Animal Structure and Function and Plant Biology, an alternate edition of this book, Biology: Science for Life with Physiology, is also available. This package contains: Books a la Carte for Biology: Science for Life, Fourth Edition

Mean Genes

Author: Terry Burnham
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465046983
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Why do we want--and why do we do--so many things that are bad for us? And how can we stop? In Mean Genes economist Terry Burnham and biologist Jay Phelan offer advice on how to conquer our own worst enemy--our survival-minded genes. Having evolved in a time of scarcity, when our ancestors struggled to survive in the wild, our genes are poorly adapted to the convenience of modern society. They compel us to overeat, spend our whole paycheck, and cheat on our spouses. But knowing how they work, Burnham and Phelan show that we can trick these "mean genes" into submission and cultivate behaviors that will help us lead better lives. A lively, humorous guide to our evolutionary heritage, Mean Genes illuminates how we can use an understanding of our biology to beat our instincts--before they beat us.

The Art of Theatre Then and Now

Author: William Missouri Downs
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 130595470X
Format: PDF
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Bringing the fascinating world of theatre to life, THE ART OF THEATRE: THEN AND NOW, 4th Edition, delivers comprehensive yet lively coverage of the history, cultural diversity, creativity, controversy, and even a typical day in the life of theatre -- packaged in seventeen stand-alone chapters that can be studied in any order. The text is packed with useful information that readers can apply to their own lives, including material on copyrights, the National Endowment for the Arts, censorship, and freedom of speech. The authors also make timely and relevant connections between theatre and the digital world of TV and film to help today's learners understand how the living stage is unique. In addition, the text explores the issues and controversies that have surrounded the theatre for thousands of years -- giving readers more to think about. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.