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March
Nature's Extremes: Inside the Great Natural Disasters That Shape Life on Earth - Kelly KnauerThe killer tsunami of 2004 and the devastation of Hurricane Katrina remind us of the fragility of mans place on his home planet.Now Time explores the past, present and future of this unpredictable planet, tracing the rise and fall of ancient civilizations, exploring earths most extreme environments and flying with scientists into the wildest of weather systems. An attractive volume that combines Times world-famous writing with a collection of powerful photographs Time has been at the forefront of modern discoveries and is uniquely positioned to provide a fascinating look back at the discoveries
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March
Lessons from the Edge: For-Profit and Nontraditional Higher Education in America - Gary BergThe importance of for-profit higher education becomes clear when one examines the state of higher education today. Traditional institutions are facing major pressures, including diminishing financial support, a call to serve adult learners, the need to balance applied and liberal arts curricula, and the need to maintain and evolve the institutional mission. Stakeholders are more numerous than ever before, and they are pulling institutions in different directions. Traditional higher education institutions are increasingly pressured to alter the their missions because diminished public funding has
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March
Writing about Movies - Karen Gocsik, Dave Monahan, Richard BarsamWriting About Movies offers students two books in one: a handy guide to the process of academic writing and a brief but thorough introduction to the basics of film form, film theory, and film analysis. Written by the director of the writing program at Dartmouth College and the authors of the leading introductory film-studies text, Writing About Movies is the only writing guide a student of film will need.
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March
Mise En Scene: Cinima Et Lecture - Cheryl KruegerMise en scene: Cinema et lecture uniquely motivates students to build and practice their French language skills through the study of film by balancing attention to content, culture, and communication. Using authentic films and readings created for French-speaking audiences, Mise en scene guides students to expand their capacity to use French as they engage independently with these materials and interactively with fellow students and native speakers.
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March
Key Account Management and Planning: The Comprehensive Handbook for Managing Your Company's Most Important Strategic Asset - Noel CaponThe vastly increased level of competitive intensity faced by corporations and the increased costs of selling have radically changed the nature of the traditional selling process. Key or "strategic" accounts have now become a company's most important asset, in some cases supplying in excess of 80 percent of a firm's revenues. Here, in one powerful volume, key account management expert Noel Capon provides the most comprehensive treatment of key account management and planning yet published. For the first time, Capon introduces his breakthrough four-part "congruence model" of key account management
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March
Creating Significant Learning Experiences: An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses - L. Dee FinkThis volume offers a new model of integrated course design that links principles of higher level learning, active learning, effective dialogue, and educative assessment to help educators develop skills for lifelong learning in their students.
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March
Instructional Design, 2nd Edition - Patricia Smith, Tillman Ragan, Tillman J. RaganThis book is notable for its theory-based treatment of the instructional design process, including unusual depth in the design of instructional strategies. Its scope applies to both K-12 and corporate settings, and it is particularly rich with examples and practice. A helpful Learning Resources Web site accompanies the book providing feedback for chapter exercises, job aids, presentations, and other helpful materials. The book won the "Best Book" award from AECT's Division of Instructional Development in 2000.
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March
Woe Is I: The Grammarphobe's Guide to Better English in Plain English - Patricia T. O'ConnerThe bestselling grammar book has been updated and revised to include the latest and greatest on the basics and subtleties of English, and features a new chapter on the language of the Internet.
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March
Curriculum for Young Children: An Introduction - Eva Marie Arce, Eva Marie ArceThis volume presents basic introductory material on developing and managing curriculum for early childhood education. Designed as a resource for beginning students and as a reference manual for experienced teachers, this text presents focused, sequential coverage on curriculum for young children. Important areas discussed in the book include: similarities in existing approaches to early childhood education, how to meet children's needs through curriculum, and planning and organizing curriculum. In addition, the text should help students and teachers assess the wealth of activity ideas available
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Constitutional Law: Governmental Powers and Individual Freedoms - Daniel E. Hall, John P. FeldmeierCONSTITUTIONAL LAW: PRINCIPLES IN PRACTICE, 2/e offers comprehensive coverage of two traditional constitutional law subjects: governmental powers and civil liberties. It strives to balance historically significant cases with contemporary problems and includes excerpts of significant cases within the text. Written in a style designed for undergraduates, legal terms are defined in a running glossary and applications assignments appear at the end of each chapter. This edition includes new end-of-chapter exercises, expanded appendices, current case law and features that demonstrate how constitutional