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May
Psychological Criminology: An Integrative Approach - Richard WortleyPsychological criminology addresses the question: what is it about individuals and their experiences that cause them to commit crime and/or to become criminal? This book provides a comprehensive coverage of psychological theories of crime and criminality, exploring theories focusing on factors present at birth (human nature, heredity); theories that focus on factors that influence the offender over the lifespan (learning, development); and theories focusing on factors present at the crime scene. It emphasizes the connections among the different approaches, and demonstrates how, taken together
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May
English Studies: An Introduction to the Discipline(s) (Refiguring English Studies) - Bruce McComiskeyWell-known scholars in the field explore the important qualities and functions of English studies' constituent disciplines--Ellen Barton on linguistics and discourse analysis, Janice Lauer on rhetoric and composition, Katharine Haake on creative writing, Richard Taylor on literature and literary criticism, Amy Elias on critical theory and cultural studies, and Robert Yagelski on English education--and the productive differences and similarities among them that define English studies' continuing importance. Faculty and students in both undergraduate and graduate courses will find the volume an
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May
Skeleton Keys: An Introduction to Human Skeletal Morphology, Development, and Analysis - Jeffrey H. SchwartzAn inquiry into why we should study and practice human osteology, Skeleton Keys: An Introduction to Human Skeletal Morphology, Development, and Analysis is a unique, integrative textbook that is relevant to many different types of analyses and interests, including theoretical aspects of development as well as practical elements of classroom work, laboratory studies, and field situations routinely encountered by physical anthropologists, archaeologists, and forensic pathologists. Designed as much more than a manual on skeletal analysis, this book is as concerned with the foundations for the
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May
Directing: Film Techniques and Aesthetics - Michael RabigerDirecting: Film Techniques and Aesthetics is a comprehensive manual that teaches the essentials of filmmaking from the perspective of the director. Ideal for film production and directing classes, as well as for aspiring and current directors, Directing covers all phases of preproduction and production, from idea development to final cut. Thoroughly covering the basics, Directing guides the reader to professional standards of expression and control, and goes to the heart of what makes a director. The book outlines a great deal of practical work to meet this goal, with projects, exercises.The third
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Managing and Using Information Systems: A Strategic Approach - Keri E. Pearlson, Carol S. SaundersPearlson and Saunders' Third Edition of "Managing and Using Information Systems: A Strategic Approach" gives students the insights and knowledge they need to become active participants in information systems decisions. By demonstrating how IT relates to organizational design and business strategy, this title covers the essential concepts of MIS. Within the 4th edition, students will also learn how to recognize opportunities in the work environment and apply current technologies in innovative ways. In a concise, updated format, Pearlson and Saunders provide a strategic approach to Information
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May
The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression - Andrew SolomonWinner of the National Book Award and a Pulitzer Prize finalist, The Noonday Demon examines depression in personal, cultural, and scientific terms. Drawing on his own struggles with the illness and interviews with fellow sufferers, doctors and scientists, policy makers and politicians, drug designers and philosophers, Andrew Solomon reveals the subtle complexities and sheer agony of the disease. He confronts the challenge of defining the illness and describes the vast range of available medications, the efficacy of alternative treatments, and the impact the malady has on various demographic
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May
Public Library Administration - Wayne DisherMost careers require the wisdom that only comes from experience to avoid making critical errors; public library administration positions are no exception. The best way to avoid the pitfalls of public library administration without experiencing them firsthand is to take direction from someone experienced in the field. "Crash Course in Public Library Administration" introduces librarians in rural or small urban areas to public administration as it applies to libraries. Regardless of whether the reader is currently a director or senior administrator, or wishing to be in such a role later, this
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Ssm Managerial Accounting 3e - Raiborn, Michael R. Kinney, Jesse T. BarfieldRaiborn was developed around a business decision framework that emphasizes the practical rather than the theoretical. This new edition continues this tradition, but also focuses more attention on those concepts that will help future managers in business: organizational strategy, planning and control. Designed for use in a undergraduate or graduate managerial accounting program, the course usually begins in the spring and follows a financial accounting program.
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Survey Methodology - Robert M. GrovesAn accessible introduction to the science and application of sample surveys Over the past two decades, survey research has evolved significantly. Survey Methodology describes the basic principles of survey design discovered in methodological research over recent years and offers guidance for making successful decisions in the design and execution of high quality surveys. Written by six nationally recognized experts in the field, this book covers the major considerations in designing and conducting a sample survey. Topical, accessible, and succinct, this book represents the state of the science in
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May
No god but God: The Origins, Evolution and Future of Islam - Reza AslanThough it is the fastest-growing religion in the world, Islam remains shrouded in ignorance and fear for much of the West. In No god but God, Reza Aslan, an internationally acclaimed scholar of religions, explains this faith in all its beauty and complexity. Beginning with a vivid account of the social and religious milieu in which the Prophet Muhammad forged his message, Aslan paints a portrait of the first Muslim community as a radical experiment in religious pluralism and social egalitarianism. He demonstrates how, after the Prophet’s death, his successors attempted to interpret his message