The newly revised Sixth Edition of Elements of Ecology maintains its engaging, reader-friendly style as it explains the basic principles of ecology. The text is updated to include new chapters on current ecological topics (metapopulations and conservation ecology); new part introductions to connect the subfields of ecology; and new in-text features to encourage students to interpret the ecological data, research, and models used throughout the text. Abundant, accessible examples illustrate and clarify the text's emphasis on understanding ecological patterns within an evolutionary framework.
Knowing a community enables library and information professionals to prioritize the community's information needs and design appropriate services for them. "Assessing Information Needs: Managing Transformative Library ServiceS" was written to provide the rationale for community analysis, a model for gathering community data, and a process for analyzing data and applying it to the management of an information agency. The book explains why information professionals "should" customize services, as well as the "how to" of collecting data. A model for gathering community information is described,
An abundance of applications to current economic analysis, illustrative diagrams, thought-provoking exercises, careful proofs, and a flexible organization-these are the advantages that Mathematics for Economists brings to today s classroom."
This calculus book has been updated to include calculator/computer technology. The broad use of applications and the examples and exercises aim to reinforce conceptualization of the subject matter. In addition to covering topics in calculus of a single variable, this book also includes third semester calculus material.
Written specifically for the elementary classroom teacher (not for the physical educator), this practical guide is designed to inform future elementary classroom teachers, as movement educators, about the discipline of physical education and the role they can play in producing physically active and healthy children. The text covers the variety of situations in which elementary classroom teachers may find themselves involved in physical education, from supporting a physical education teacher to managing a physical education program on their own. It provides a strong introduction to fundamental
More than any other textbook, Moore and Parker's "Critical Thinking" has defined the structure and content of the critical thinking course at colleges and universities across the country--and has done so with a witty writing style that students enjoy. Now in full-color, the eighth edition brings the concepts of critical thinking to life in vivid detail, with current examples relevant to today's students. . .
Watts, "Service Learning, " discusses the various programs available to students; the difference between service learning and internships; how to find these programs; and how such experiences help students determine their majors, give back to the community, and find the right career fit.
Gentility and powerlessness: Tolkien and the new class / by Fred Inglis -- Recovery, escape, consolation: Middle-earth and the English fairy tale / by Roger King -- Middle-earth and adolescent / by Janet Menzies -- Tolkien and the '60s / by Nigel Walmsley -- The shape of the narrative in The lord of the rings / by Diana Wynne Jones -- The hasty stroke goes oft astray: Tolkien and humour / by Derek Robinson -- The rippingest yarn of all / by Kenneth McLeish -- Hobbit verse versus Tolkien's poem / by Alan Bold -- The structuralist's guide to Middle-earth / by Nick Otty -- No sex please -we're
Provides a comprehensive introduction to various major areas of microbiology. This title is suitable for students preparing for careers in medicine, dentistry, nursing, and allied health, as well as research, teaching, and industry.