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June 17, 2015

Earth Science Tarbuck Lutgens Tasa 14th Edition

Earth Science Tarbuck Lutgens Tasa 14th Edition

Earth Science Tarbuck Lutgens Tasa 14th EditionIdeal for undergraduates with little or no science background, Earth Science provides a student-friendly overview of our physical environment that offers balanced, up-to-date coverage of geology, oceanography, astronomy, and meteorology. The authors’ texts have always been recognized for their readability, currency, dynamic art program, delivery of basic principles and instructor flexibility. The Fourteenth Edition incorporates a new active learning approach, a fully updated and mobile visual program, and MasteringGeology™–the most complete, easy-to-use, engaging tutorial and assessment tool available.
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Paperback: 792 pages
Publisher: Prentice Hall; 14 edition (January 25, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0321928091
ISBN-13: 978-0321928092
Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 1 x 10.7 inches

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June 12, 2015

Elementary Statistics Mario F. Triola 12th Edition

Elementary Statistics Mario F. Triola 12th Edition

Elementary Statistics Mario F. Triola 12th EditionFrom SAT scores to job search methods, statistics influences and shapes the world around us. Marty Triola’s text continues to be the bestseller because it helps students understand the relationship between statistics and the world, bringing life to the theory and methods.The Twelfth Edition contains more than 1,800 exercises, 89% of which use real data and 85% of which are new. Hundreds of examples are included, 91% of which use real data and 84% of which are new. New coverage of Ethics in Statistics highlights new guidelines that have been established in industry.
About the Author

Mario F. Triola is a Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Dutchess Community College, where he has taught statistics for over 30 years. Marty is the author of Essentials of Statistics, Elementary Statistics Using Excel, Elementary Statistics Using the Graphing Calculator, and he is a co-author of Biostatistics for the Biological and Health Sciences, Statistical Reasoning for Everyday Life and Business Statistics. He has written several manuals and workbooks for technology supporting statistics education. Outside of the classroom, Marty has been a speaker at many conferences and colleges. His consulting work includes the design of casino slot machines and fishing rods, and he has worked with attorneys in determining probabilities in paternity lawsuits, identifying salary inequities based on gender, analyzing disputed election results, analyzing medical data, and analyzing medical school surveys. Marty has testified as an expert witness in New York State Supreme Court. The Text and Academic Authors Association has awarded Mario F. Triola a “Texty” for Excellence for his work on Elementary Statistics.
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Series: Elementary Statistics
Hardcover: 840 pages
Publisher: Pearson; 12 edition (December 31, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0321836960
ISBN-13: 978-0321836960
Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 1.3 x 10.9 inches

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June 10, 2015

The Art of Public Speaking Stephen Lucas 12th Edition

The Art of Public Speaking Stephen Lucas 12th Edition

The Art of Public Speaking Stephen Lucas 12th EditionThe Art of Public Speaking personalizes learning for every student no matter whom they are or where they are, ensuring that they come to your public speaking class confident, prepared with the principle foundations, and ready to participate in your teaching and coaching.
Connect is the only integrated learning system that empowers students by continuously adapting to deliver precisely what they need, when they need it, and how they need it, so that your class time is more engaging and effective.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Stephen E. Lucas is Professor of Communication Arts and Evjue-Bascom Professor in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he has taught since 1972. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and his master’s and doctorate degrees from Penn State University.

Professor Lucas has been recognized for his work as both a scholar and a teacher. His first book, Portents of Rebellion: Rhetoric and Revolution in Philadelphia, 1765-1776, received the Golden Anniversary Award of the National Communication Association in 1977 and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. His major articles include “The Schism in Rhetorical Scholarship” (1981), “The Renaissance of American Public Address: Text and Context in Rhetorical Criticism” (1988), “The Stylistic Artistry of the Declaration of Independence” (1990), and “The Rhetorical Ancestry of the Declaration of Independence” (1998), for which he received the Golden Anniversary Monograph Award of the National Communication Association. His most recent book is Words of a Century: The Top 100 American Speeches, 1900-1999 (2009).

Professor Lucas has received a number of teaching awards, including the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching at the University of Wisconsin and the National Communication Association’s Donald Ecroyd Award for Outstanding Teaching in Higher Education. His lecture course on “The Rhetoric of Campaigns and Revolutions” is among the most popular on campus and has twice been selected for statewide broadcast in its entirety by Wisconsin Public Radio. Professor Lucas is featured in the Educational Video Group’s program on the history of American public address, and he has appeared on the History Channel’s documentary on the Declaration of Independence.

Professor Lucas has directed the introductory public speaking course at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 1973. Over the years he has been responsible for numerous teaching innovations and has supervised the training of hundreds of graduate assistants. In addition to participating in public speaking workshops and colloquia at schools throughout the United States, he has served as a judge for the major national English-language public speaking competitions in China, has lectured at numerous Chinese universities, and has conducted workshops for Chinese instructors on teaching public speaking.

Stephen Lucas and his wife, Patty, live in Madison, Wisconsin, and have two sons, Jeff and Ryan. His interests include travel, sports, art, and photography.
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Paperback: 480 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 12 edition (October 9, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0073523917
ISBN-13: 978-0073523910
Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 0.6 x 9.9 inches

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May 23, 2015

The Art of Public Speaking Stephen E. Lucas 12th Edition

The Art of Public Speaking Stephen E. Lucas 12th Edition

The Art of Public Speaking Stephen E. Lucas 12th EditionFor over 30 years, instructors around the world have successfully used The Art of Public Speaking to teach the development and presentation of effective speeches. Through personalized and adaptive instruction, the program helps each student think critically, build confidence and make the leap from learning the principles to mastering competent speaking in the classroom and throughout life.

Connect is the only integrated learning system that empowers students by continuously adapting to deliver precisely what they need, when they need it, and how they need it, so that your class time is more engaging and effective.
About the Author
ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Stephen E. Lucas is Professor of Communication Arts and Evjue-Bascom Professor in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he has taught since 1972. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and his master’s and doctorate degrees from Penn State University.

Professor Lucas has been recognized for his work as both a scholar and a teacher. His first book, Portents of Rebellion: Rhetoric and Revolution in Philadelphia, 1765-1776, received the Golden Anniversary Award of the National Communication Association in 1977 and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. His major articles include “The Schism in Rhetorical Scholarship” (1981), “The Renaissance of American Public Address: Text and Context in Rhetorical Criticism” (1988), “The Stylistic Artistry of the Declaration of Independence” (1990), and “The Rhetorical Ancestry of the Declaration of Independence” (1998), for which he received the Golden Anniversary Monograph Award of the National Communication Association. His most recent book is Words of a Century: The Top 100 American Speeches, 1900-1999 (2009).

Professor Lucas has received a number of teaching awards, including the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching at the University of Wisconsin and the National Communication Association’s Donald Ecroyd Award for Outstanding Teaching in Higher Education. His lecture course on “The Rhetoric of Campaigns and Revolutions” is among the most popular on campus and has twice been selected for statewide broadcast in its entirety by Wisconsin Public Radio. Professor Lucas is featured in the Educational Video Group’s program on the history of American public address, and he has appeared on the History Channel’s documentary on the Declaration of Independence.

Professor Lucas has directed the introductory public speaking course at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 1973. Over the years he has been responsible for numerous teaching innovations and has supervised the training of hundreds of graduate assistants. In addition to participating in public speaking workshops and colloquia at schools throughout the United States, he has served as a judge for the major national English-language public speaking competitions in China, has lectured at numerous Chinese universities, and has conducted workshops for Chinese instructors on teaching public speaking.

Stephen Lucas and his wife, Patty, live in Madison, Wisconsin, and have two sons, Jeff and Ryan. His interests include travel, sports, art, and photography.
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Paperback: 480 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages; 12 edition (October 9, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0073523917
ISBN-13: 978-0073523910
Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 0.6 x 9.9 inches

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December 18, 2014

Exceptional Lives Special Education in Today’s Schools 7th Edition Turnbull Wehmeyer Shogren

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Exceptional Lives Special Education in Today’s Schools 7th Edition Turnbull Wehmeyer Shogren

Exceptional Lives Special Education in Today's Schools 7th Edition Turnbull Wehmeyer ShogrenThrough real-life stories about children, their families, and their teachers, and through the use of the most recent evidence-based research on special education, this important book provides a comprehensive introduction to special education and its relationship to general education. The seventh edition provides this experience within the framework of three guiding themes: Inclusion, Partnerships, and Universal Design for Progress.

Long noted for its focus on progress in general education through inclusion, families, and parent-professional partnerships, the new seventh edition of Exceptional Lives: Special Education in Today’s Schools, now includes a “Universal Design for Progress” feature in every chapter which highlights a technology that can be used to meet the needs of students with disabilities.  This text stands out from the crowd with its strong belief in the capacity of special educators, general educators, related service professionals, and families to collaborate with one another for inclusion, and that inclusion is not only possible but desirable.
Michael L. Wehmeyer, PhD, is Professor of Special Education; Director, Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities; and Senior Scientist, Beach Center on Disability, all at the University of Kansas. He has published more than 25 books and 250 scholarly articles and book chapters on topics related to special education, understanding intellectual disability, eugenics, and self-determination. He is a Fellow and past-president of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Division on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
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Paperback: 480 pages
Publisher: Pearson; 7th edition (January 6, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 013282177X
ISBN-13: 978-0132821773
Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.7 x 10.7 inches

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September 22, 2014

The American School A Global Context Joel Spring 9th Edition

The American School A Global Context Joel Spring 9th Edition

The American School A Global Context Joel Spring 9th EditionThe American School, A Global Context: From the Puritans to the Obama Administration by Joel Spring focuses on the process of educational globalization and the development of American schools in a global context.
About the Author
Joel Spring received his Ph.D. in educational policy studies from the University of Wisconsin. He is currently a Professor at Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His great-great-grandfather was the first Principal Chief of the Choctaw Nation in Indian Territory and his grandfather, Joel S. Spring, was a local district chief at the time Indian Territory became Oklahoma. He currently teaches at Queens College of the City University of New York. His major research interests are history of education, multicultural education, Native American culture, the politics of education, global education, and human rights education. He is the author of over twenty books and the most recent are How Educational Ideologies are Shaping Global Society; Education and the Rise of the Global Economy; The Universal Right to Education: Justification, Definition, and Guidelines; Globalization and Educational Rights; and Educating the Consumer Citizen: A History of the Marriage of Schools, Advertising, and Media.
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Paperback: 496 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages; 9 edition (July 16, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0078024498
ISBN-13: 978-0078024498
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.3 x 0.8 inches

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June 16, 2014

Those Who Can Teach 13th Edition Ryan

Those Who Can Teach 13th Edition Ryan
Those Who Can Teach 13th Edition RyanThinking about entering the field of teaching? When you enter a teacher education program, be sure to read THOSE WHO CAN, TEACH, Thirteenth Edition. This book’s state-of-the-art and reader-friendly approach will help you make an informed decision about becoming a teacher. Using multiple sources, including biographies, narratives, profiles, and interviews with top educators and scholars, the book exposes you to the realities of teaching. The acclaimed author team’s direct, conversational tone invites you to reflect on the satisfactions and problems of teaching in the United States, and casts a teaching career as a positive challenge.
About the Author
KEVIN RYAN is a former professor of education at Boston University who earned his PhD from Stanford University. He is also the founding director of the well-known Center for the Advancement of Ethics and Character. Dr. Ryan, a former high school English teacher, has written and edited 20 books and over 100 articles on teacher and character education. His distinguished career includes having been on the faculties of the University of Chicago, Ohio State University, and the University of Lisbon, Portugal. He is also the author (with James M. Cooper) of Teaching for Student Learning: Becoming a Master Teacher,© 2012 (Cengage), Those Who Can, Teach 13/e, © 2012 (Cengage), and the editor of Kaleidoscope: Contemporary and Classic Readings in Education 13/e, © 2012 (Cengage).

James M. Cooper is Professor Emeritus in the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia, where he also served as Dean from 1984 to 1994. He received four degrees from Stanford University–two in history and two in education, including his Ph.D. in 1967. He taught junior and senior high school social studies for four years in Palo Alto, California. Dr. Cooper has authored, co-authored, or edited numerous publications, including THOSE WHO CAN, TEACH, and KALEIDOSCOPE: CONTEMPORARY AND CLASSIC READINGS IN EDUCATION, both in their thirteenth editions (2012, Cengage); and, with Kevin Ryan, TEACHING FOR STUDENT LEARNING, in its second edition (2012, Cengage). He is also series editor of the Educator’s Guide series (Cengage). His books and articles address the areas of teacher education, supervision of teachers, case studies in teacher education, and technology and teacher education. He was recognized as one of the nation’s 70 Leaders in Teacher Education in 1990 by the Association of Teacher Educators, and as the Outstanding Professor in the Curry School of Education for 2001. He has been listed in WHO’S WHO IN AMERICA and WHO’S WHO IN AMERICAN EDUCATION since 1990.

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Paperback: 560 pages
Publisher: Cengage Learning; 13 edition (January 1, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1111830282
ISBN-13: 978-1111830281
Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.4 x 0.7 inches

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June 14, 2014

Education Of The Gifted And Talented 6th Edition Davis

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Education Of The Gifted And Talented 6th Edition Davis
Education Of The Gifted And Talented 6th Edition DavisThis top-selling comprehensive book, written by leaders in the field, presents a thorough review of the entire field of gifted education with best-practices. After a brief overview of current issues in the field, the book discusses crucial topics in the field, including the characteristics of gifted students, strategies for identification, considerations in planning sound gifted and talented programs, contemporary program models, varieties of acceleration, differentiated curriculum models, problems of underachievement of disadvantaged, twice-exceptional, and female gifted students, and the evaluation of gifted programs. The authors also address affective needs, leadership, and counseling. A chapter on parenting gifted children includes a section on advocating for gifted education and communication with schools. The sixth edition has been thoroughly revised, most notably with the latest research on acceleration, curriculum models, underachievement, culturally and economically disadvantaged students, gender issues, and dual exceptionalities. The content is further supported and enhanced by the inclusion of numerous practical strategies that can be implemented in the classroom, case studies that help teachers identify student needs, summaries of research on effective programs, emphasis on pedagogy and on social-emotional needs, heightened awareness of less visible sub-groups within gifted populations, and an amusing, witty writing style that adds to the appeal of this best-selling book.
About the Author

Dr. Gary A. Davis

Dr. Sylvia B. Rimm’s nine years as a contributing correspondent to NBC’s Today Show and on national public radio make her a familiar child psychologist to parents and educators. She is a psychologist, directs Family Achievement Clinic, and has authored many books on gifted children. Her specialty area is preventing and reversing underachievement. Her book, See Jane Win®, was a New York Times Bestseller and was featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Dr. Rimm has served on the Board of Directors of the National Association for Gifted Children.

Dr. Del Siegle is an associate professor of educational psychology in the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut where he was honored as a teaching fellow. Prior to earning his PhD, Del worked as a gifted and talented coordinator in Montana. He is past president of the National Association of Gifted Children and serves on the board of directors of The Association for the Gifted (CEC-TAG). He is co-editor of the Journal of Advanced Academics and authors a technology column for Gifted Child Today.
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Hardcover: 592 pages
Publisher: Pearson; 6 edition (April 18, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0135056071
ISBN-13: 978-0135056073
Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.4 x 1.4 inches

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June 12, 2014

Criminal Justice In America 7th Edition Cole

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Criminal Justice In America 7th Edition Cole
Criminal Justice In America 7th Edition ColeCole, Smith, and DeJong’s CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN AMERICA, Seventh Edition, lets you experience the real-world excitement of this dynamic field while helping you excel in your course with the support of proven, integrated study tools. In this engaging, reader-friendly book, you’ll learn about new career opportunities in criminal justice and read true stories of offenders and their experiences within the system. You’ll also learn about the crucial role that public policy plays in the criminal justice system and explore the hot issues that are changing the face of criminal justice today–and shaping its future.
About the Author
George F. Cole is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Connecticut. He has been recognized for outstanding teaching and research and in 1995 was named a Fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. A specialist in the administration of criminal justice, he has published extensively on such topics as prosecution, courts, and corrections. He developed and directed the graduate corrections program at the University of Connecticut and was a Fellow at the National Institute of Justice (1988). Among his other accomplishments, he has been granted two awards under the Fulbright-Hays Program to conduct criminal justice research in England and the former Yugoslavia.

Christopher E. Smith is Professor of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University. Trained as a lawyer and social scientist, he is the author of twenty books and more than ninety scholarly articles on law, courts, and criminal justice policy.

Christina DeJong is Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Director of the Center for Integrative Studies in Social Science at Michigan State University. She earned her Ph.D. in Criminal Justice and Criminology at the University of Maryland. Her scholarly research on recidivism, domestic violence, police-community interactions, and other topics has been published in such journals as Criminology, Justice Quarterly, Women and Criminal Justice, and Violence and Victims. She is also the co-author of the book, THE SUPREME COURT, CRIME, AND THE IDEAL OF EQUAL JUSTICE. As a member of the Michigan State University faculty since 1994, she has taught courses on corrections, criminology, research methods, genocide, and women and criminal justice.
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Paperback: 560 pages
Publisher: Cengage Learning; 7 edition (January 1, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1285067665
ISBN-13: 978-1285067667
Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.5 x 0.8 inches

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February 8, 2014

Teaching Elementary Social Studies 4th Edition Zarrillo

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Teaching Elementary Social Studies 4th Edition Zarrillo

Teaching Elementary Social Studies 4th Edition ZarrilloLearn how to meet the needs of the diverse students in your first classroom through this unique elementary social studies methods textbook. With a unifying theme of diversity, it emphasizes differentiated instruction and meeting the needs of all students, including special attention to English learners, children with mild learning disabilities, and gifted students.  Chapters on differentiated instruction (Chapter 4) and culturally-responsive teaching (Chapter 5) provide a strong foundation and context for the strategies and teaching tips that follow in later chapters.

Reflecting the national trends toward standards-based instruction and greater utilization of technology, this book is a great resource for your first classroom and beyond. Read and reference this text for comprehensive coverage including new chapters on teaching geography and the literacy and social studies connection, as well as existing chapters on the history and current status of social studies; lesson and unit planning; cooperative learning; critical thinking; technology; assessment; integrating the language arts, the visual arts, and the performing arts; citizenship education; history and geography; and the other social sciences. Finally, instructors and students have praised earlier editions of this book because of its pragmatic and accessible style.

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