The Western Humanities, Complete

by Roy Matthews [2010]


pages 482

Chronologically organized, The Western Humanities presents the cultural achievements of western civilization--art and architecture, music, history, literature, philosophy, theater, film and the other arts--within their historical context. By examining the historical and material conditions that influenced the form and content of the arts and humanities, the authors provide students with a clear framework, a deeper understanding of the meaning of cultural works, and a broader basis for analyzing and appreciating the cultural achievements of the West. Hundreds of illustrations bring the arts and humanities to life, while extensive pedagogy consistently asks students to think about, interpret, and apply the information throughout the text and at the end of each chapter


pages 766

The Thirteenth Edition's hallmark continues to be its pioneering integration of the proven-effective SQ4R learning system (Survey, Question, Read, Reflect, Review, Recite), which promotes critical thinking as it guides students step-by-step to an understanding of psychology's broad concepts and diversity of topics. Throughout every chapter, these active learning tools, together with the book's example-laced writing style, discussions of positive psychology, cutting-edge coverage of the field's new research findings, and excellent media resources, ensure that users find the study of psychology fascinating, relevant, and above all, accessible

Fundamentals of Human Resource Management

by David A. DeCenzo [2009]


pages 436

Written in a clear, lively, concise, and conversational style, this book provides Human Resource professionals with an in-depth look at critical issues in human resource management (HRM). The tenth edition includes an extensive update with new examples and timely HR topics added. Most opening vignettes and Did You Know? boxes are new to provide the most relevant information. The Workplace Issues, Technology Corner, and Ethical Issues in HRM boxes have also been updated to reflect current ideas and issues in HR. HR professionals will find more detailed discussions on topics including HR as a career, outsourcing of HR, discipline and dismissal, employment branding, and more

Customer Relationship Management

by Kristin Anderson [2001]


pages 178

All managers, whether brand-new to their positions or well established in the corporate hierarchy, can use a little brushing-up now and then. The skills-based Briefcase Books Series is filled with ideas and strategies to help managers become more capable, efficient, effective, and valuable to their corporations. As customer loyalty increasingly becomes a thing of the past, customer relationship management (CRM) has become one of today's hottest topics. Customer Relationship Management supplies easy-to-apply solutions to common CRM problems, including how to maximize impact from CRM technology, which data warehousing techniques are most effective, and how to create and manage both short- and long-term relationships

Africa Another Side of the Coin

by Andrew Sardanis [2003]


pages 356

This is the story of the twilight of colonialism and birth and development of a major new African nation seen from a unique standpoint from a ""subject"" of a colony and from a leading role in independence and laced with the bucaneering of big business. This story begins in journalism in Cyprus and moves to Northern Rhodesia where the author played a leading role as an international businessman on his own account and in multinational corporations, and in the politics of independence leading to the new nation of Zambia. He was at the heart of Zambia’s political and business development


pages 508

Focused on a global cultural perspective that incorporates research on adolescence through emerging adulthood. Grounded in a global cultural perspective (within and outside of the US), this text includes a considerable amount of anthropology, sociology, and international research in addition to the compelling psychological research on adolescent development. This book also takes into account the period of emerging adulthood (ages 18-25), an area sometimes neglected but of particular interest to many students who see themselves reflected in the research

Acts of Citizenship

by Engin F. Isin [2008]


pages 324

This book introduces the concept "acts of citizenship" in order to re-orientate the way citizenship studies has been investigated over the last decade. The authors argue that investigating acts of citizenship in terms irreducible to either status or practice, while still valuing this distinction, requires a focus on those moments and processes whereby subjects constitute themselves as citizens. Their investigation involves a sustained engagement with interdisciplinary thought, drawing from new developments not only in politics, sociology, geography and anthropology but also psychoanalysis, philosophy and history


pages 743

ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY: AN INTEGRATIVE APPROACH, Sixth Edition, is the perfect book to help you succeed in your abnormal psychology course! Authors Barlow and Durand show you how psychological disorders are rooted in multiple factors: biological, psychological, cultural, social, familial, and even political. You can test your understanding of topics with the text's built-in concept checks and chapter quizzes. Then, watch the book's integrated case studies come to life with Abnormal Psychology CourseMate, which provides real case profiles to give you a realistic context for the scientific findings of the book

AS Sociology for AQA

by Tony Lawson [2005]


pages 516

AS Sociology for AQA is the definitive textbook for all students following the AQA specification. Offering an entirely fresh approach to the subject, this comprehensive resource is suitable for all ability levels. Key concepts are introduced simply and concisely, and then covered in much greater depth as knowledge progresses. Fully integrated coverage of each key topic in the specification is provided, including Family, Education, Media, Wealth, Poverty and Welfare, Research Methods and Coursework. Filled with clear ilustrations, photographs, module links and exam and project advice, this accessible and innovative book is tailor-made for the AS Sociology student

A History of Southern Africa

by N. E. Davis [1978]


pages 212

This new edition of History of Southern Africa has been specially prepared to provide detailed coverage of the Southern African option in the new East African Certificate of Education syllabus

Guide to Economic Indicators

by The Economist [2007]


pages 257

The sixth edition of this well-established guide explains all you need to know in order to understand and interpret economic figures so that you can make up your own mind about, for example, the way different economies are performing or whether it is the right time to move into a new market. With more than ninety tables and charts, it looks at all the main economic indicators and answers. Since the spread of globalisation, it has become even more essential in business today to have a thorough understanding of economic information: to be able to grasp fully the real implications of the economic indicators referred to in business reports and by the media. Written for the nonspecialist, this highly accessible guide explains how to understand and interpret all the main economic indicators


pages 228

The Principles of Project Management lays out clear steps that anyone can follow to get projects done right, and delivered on time. This full color book covers: Why Project Management is important; The 6 fundamental truths of project management; Getting started: Discovering, Initiating, Planning and Resourcing a project; Getting the Job Done: Executing and controlling; Keeping it Smooth: Communication, collaboration and managing change; Following through: Ongoing support and maintenance, measuring operational success; Resources: Review of various tools, recommended reading, professional resources for project management. Short, and to the point, this book aims to do to provide a solid foundation for anyone who finds themselves responsible for executing projects


pages 513

Providing a new perspective on ADHD in adults, this compelling book analyzes findings from two major studies directed by leading authority Russell A. Barkley. Groundbreaking information is presented on the significant impairments produced by the disorder across major functional domains and life activities, including educational outcomes, work, relationships, health behaviors, and mental health. Thoughtfully considering the treatment implications of these findings, the book also demonstrates that existing diagnostic criteria do not accurately reflect the way ADHD is experienced by adults, and points the way toward developing better criteria that center on executive function deficits. Accessible tables, figures, and sidebars encapsulate the study results and methods


pages 244

Offers a fresh way of thinking about the reduction of risk in rapidly urbanizing cities across the globe. This book addresses four inter-related themes critical for urban risk reduction: environment; livelihood; urban governance; and, the generation of urban risks. It is suitable for professionals, researchers and policy makers


pages 386

Music therapists, as in medical and paramedical professions, have a rich diversity of approaches and methods, often developed with specific relevance to meet the needs of a certain client population. This book reflects the many components of such diversity, and is a thoroughly comprehensive guide to accessing and understanding the ideas, theory, research results and clinical outcomes that are the foundations of this field. Providing a detailed insight into the field of music therapy from an international perspective, this book enables the reader to see the complete picture of the multifaceted and fascinating world that is music therapy


pages 604

The Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods shows how to make intelligent and conscious decisions so that researchers can refine and hone their research questions as new knowledge is gained, unanticipated obstacles are encountered, or contextual shifts take place - all key elements in the iterative nature of applied research. With examples and illustrations from the authors′ own experiences, this book gives readers a practical guide to conducting applied research

Adaptation and Human Behavior

by L. Cronk [2002]


pages 529

This volume presents state-of-the-art empirical studies working in a paradigm that has become known as human behavioral ecology. The emergence of this approach in anthropology was marked by publication by Aldine in 1979 of an earlier collection of studies edited by Chagnon and Irons entitled Evolutionary Biology and Human Social Behavior: An Anthropological Perspective. During the two decades that have passed since then, this innovative approach has matured and expanded into new areas that are explored here. The book opens with an introductory chapter by Chagnon and Irons tracing the origins of human behavioral ecology and its subsequent development. Subsequent chapters, written by both younger scholars and established researchers, cover a wide range of societies and topics organized into six sections

Abnormalities in Puberty

by H. Delemerre-van de Waal [2005]


pages 193

This book on abnormalities in puberty presents an overview on the latest knowledge on the mechanisms of the developmental processes of puberty. Although the exact mechanisms of reawakening of the GnRH pulse generator at the onset of puberty still have to be elucidated, many genetic and environmental factors have been identified to play a major role. Topics discussed in individual chapters include the endocrine and metabolic issues related to the 'developmental origin of adult disease' hypothesis and polycystic ovary syndrome as well as abnormalities in GnRH controlling genes, GnRH-secreting hamartoma as a model for the onset of puberty, experience on the application of GnRH analogues in the treatment of central precocious puberty, and the psychosocial effects of an early puberty


pages 208

These text-books provide a four-year course of study for middle and junior secondary schools. They are designed to help boys and girls to understand the origins and causes oft he many events and changes that are now taking place in their own countries and in the world around them, and thus to equip themselves better to exercise the rights and undertake the duties of citizenship when they have grown up. Interest throughout is firmly centred on tropical Africa, and no aspect of world history is included unless it is in some way directly relevant to understanding what has happened in tropical Africa or is happening there today


pages 169

First published in 1997, this book has been updated and revised to bring it in line with new legislation and current concerns. It is an eclectic reference book on adolescent emotional and behavioural problems, covering a range of psychological theories and approaches in a readable style. The theory presented is tied in with practical application using illustrative case studies and there are time-saving interview sheets and other material for teachers/counsellors to use


pages 140

Freud's major work on group psychology. He looks at the dynamics of groups and what holds them together, makes them stable as well as what makes groups break up

Managing Human Resources

by Luis Gomez-Mejia [2012]


pages 674

This well established book prepares all future managers with business understanding of human resource management skills. The non-functional HR approach used in this text also makes human resources relevant to anyone who has to deal with HR issues. As in the previous edition, this edition also contains a concise dictionary of HR terms

Human Resources Management in Canada, Twelfth Canadian Edition

by Gary Dessler, Nita Chhinzer, Nina Cole [2013]


pages 572

The twelfth edition of Human Resources Management in Canada shows students how human resources are the most important assets in organizations today. Human resources continue to provide a source of competitive advantage for organizations in a hyper-competitive, global environment. The strategic importance of human resources management (HRM) activities is emphasized throughout the book, using recent examples from the Canadian employment landscape


pages 228

The first edition of this incisive text on the problems of drought and famine facing Africa won worldwide critical acclaim. Revised with a new introduction, Lloyd Timberlake's bestselling study is invaluable reading for anyone interested in Africa


by Thomas Giddens [1982]


pages 458

Sociology has established itself as the leading textbook in the field. The book has been acclaimed across the world for its lucidity, comprehensiveness and accessibility. The second edition of the text has been extensively revised and contains much new material. Throughout the book an effort has been made to secure the very latest empirical data and to present it in an attractive and involving way. As in the first edition, the author includes a diversity of areas of discussion which barely figure at all in other introductory texts in sociology. The book contains, for example, extended analyses of the 1989 revolutions in Eastern Europe and Russia, the upsurge of new forms of nationalism and ethnicity, the debate over the 'end of history' - as well as covering all the more orthodox areas of sociological work