Cengage Advantage Books American Government and Politics Today Brief Edition

Author: Steffen W. Schmidt
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305499041
Release Date: 2016-01-01
Genre: Education

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY: BRIEF EDITION, 2016-2017, shows you how easily and effectively you can participate in the political process. New features, up-to-date political news and analysis, and a great price make this text a top seller. Praised for its succinct format, balanced coverage, clarity, and readability, this book examines all the key concepts of American government, while providing interesting student-oriented features that further convey what active citizenship means. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Cengage Advantage Books American Government and Politics Today Brief Edition 2014 2015

Author: Steffen Schmidt
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285436388
Release Date: 2014-01-01
Genre: Political Science

New features, up-to-date political news and analysis, and a great price make AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY: BRIEF EDITION, 2014-2015 a top seller. The text shows students how easily and effectively they can participate in the political process. Praised for its balanced coverage, the book examines all the key concepts of American government, while providing exciting student-oriented features that focus on active citizenship. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

American Government and Politics Today 2013 2014 Edition

Author: Steffen Schmidt
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133602132
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Political Science

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY is known nationwide for its balanced, unbiased, and up-to-date coverage of constitutional, governmental, political, social, and economic structures and their processes. It encourages readers to experience the excitement that comes with being an active, engaged, and informed citizen and provides them with the tools they need to get involved. This latest edition includes a variety of updates including in-depth coverage of the 2012 elections. This text is also available without policy chapters. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Cengage Advantage Books American Government and Politics Today Brief Edition 2014 2015

Author: Steffen Schmidt
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285436388
Release Date: 2014-01-01
Genre: Political Science

New features, up-to-date political news and analysis, and a great price make AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY: BRIEF EDITION, 2014-2015 a top seller. The text shows students how easily and effectively they can participate in the political process. Praised for its balanced coverage, the book examines all the key concepts of American government, while providing exciting student-oriented features that focus on active citizenship. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

American Government and Politics Today Texas Edition 2011 2012

Author: Steffen Schmidt
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780495909491
Release Date: 2011-01-19
Genre: Political Science

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY, TEXAS EDITION, 2011-2012 encourages students to experience the excitement that comes with being an engaged and informed citizen. This text is known nationwide for its balanced, unbiased, and up-to-date coverage of constitutional, governmental, political, social, and economic structures and their processes. The addition of Texas authors Maxwell, Crain and Santos add ten more chapters to the Table of Contents, offers substantial coverage of Texas politics. The book’s theme remains the importance of being an active and informed citizen, and it provides tools for students to become involved the political process such as Politics with a Purpose features that show how a group or individual has impacted our political system and You Can Make a Difference features which highlight politically active young people and provide paths to participation. In a market where boxed features are beginning to overwhelm the core material, Schmidt’s streamlined presentation of content helps students stay focused on what is most important. In addition, Questions to Consider, which appear in the chapter opener to help students target their reading, are now revisited in the chapter summary. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

California Politics

Author: Renee B. Van Vechten
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 9781506380384
Release Date: 2018-01-30
Genre: Political Science

The thoroughly revised Fifth Edition of California Politics: A Primer concisely explains how California’s history, political culture, rules, and institutions come together to shape politics today and how they will determine the state of affairs tomorrow. Author Renee B. Van Vechten begins with a brief political history of California, then walks through direct democracy, the legislature, executive branch, and court system. She covers local government and concludes with a discussion of the state’s budget process, campaigns and elections, political engagement, and policy issues. From the structure of the state's government to its local representatives, policies, and voter participation, California Politics: A Primer delivers the concepts and details students need. New to the Fifth Edition An emphasis on California’s place in the federal system provides you with context around the state leadership's resistance to Trump administration policies on things like California’s sanctuary state status, immigration, the environment, and more. Increased coverage of policy topics throughout the book helps you see how recent policy has impacted issues such as greenhouse gas emissions regulations, attempted “fixes” for water- and drought-related issues, new transportation projects, and prison reform. Extended discussions of elections-related innovations introduce you to recent elections-related topics such as the Top-Two Primary, efforts to increase voter registration, all vote-by-mail elections, and redistricting. New coverage of the “Five Californias” gives you a better understanding of California’s political geography and how distinct segments of the population are primed for political engagement or disaffection. New lists of key terms with clear definitions at the end of each chapter enable you to review the content more effectively. New and updated maps and graphics depict important topics such as California’s newly proposed high-speed rail project.

Contemporary Project Management

Author: Timothy Kloppenborg
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305177468
Release Date: 2014-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Teach students to master the most proven methods in project management as well as exciting new techniques emerging from current industry and today's most recent research with Kloppenborg's CONTEMPORARY PROJECT MANAGEMENT, 3E. This text introduces time-tested manual techniques and progressive automated techniques, all consistent with the latest PMBOK Guide and integrated with Microsoft Project 2013. The book's focused approach is ideal for project management courses in both upper-level undergraduate and MBA-level programs. Students practice manual techniques to ensure that they fully grasp the principles behind the methods before learning to use Microsoft Project 2013, which is fully integrated into nine chapters of this edition, to complete tasks. Throughout the text, students have opportunities to build strong portfolios to showcase their skills in future interviews as they create specific deliverables for real-world projects, whether from working by themselves or as part of a group. To ensure that students understand the established standards in project management today and to prepare them to become Certified Project Management Professionals (PMP) if they choose, all content in CONTEMPORARY PROJECT MANAGEMENT is consistent with the knowledge areas and processes of the fifth edition of the PMBOK Guide. For quick reference, a list at the beginning of each chapter highlights the PMBOK topics covered, and all glossary definitions are consistent with the PMBOK Guide. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Kindred Beings

Author: Sheri Speede
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062132505
Release Date: 2013-09-10
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Enter a world of tender friendships, staunch loyalties, violent jealousies—and enduring love. As a child, Sheri Speede knew that she wanted to advocate for animals in any way she could. But it was not until many years after veterinary school, when she was transporting a chimpanzee named Pierre away from a biomedical facility as part of her job as a conservation advocate in Cameroon, that Dr. Speede discovered her true calling. She began to search for land for a forest sanctuary for captive chimpanzees that were held on chains and in small cages at local hotels. Dr. Speede eventually founded the Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Center, a forested home for orphans of the illegal ape meat trade. One chim- panzee, Dorothy, was rescued by Dr. Speede and her colleagues from a bleak existence imprisoned on a chain and forged a deep friendship with her. Dr. Speede explains how chimpanzees, like humans, are capable of a broad spectrum of emotional behaviors—both hateful and loving. Dr. Speede also candidly reveals her own struggles as a stranger in a foreign culture trying to adjust to rural African village life. And she admits that unlike Dorothy, she was not always kind, gentle, and forgiving. Dorothy died of old age at the sanctuary, and a photograph of Dorothy's funeral, in which Dr. Speede cradled Dorothy's head while her family of chimpanzees mournfully viewed her body, went viral after being published in National Geographic. The world was surprised at the depth of the chimps' grief at the loss of their friend, but Dr. Speede was not. Through the chimps, she had come to understand the meaning of love, loyalty, and true connection. While this is a compelling story about the emotional complexity of the chimpanzees she rescued and befriended, it is also Dr. Speede's story. Major events in her personal life, including love affairs, dangerous run-ins with criminals, and the birth of her daughter, unfold as the development of her primate rescue center runs parallel to her own development. Ultimately, Kindred Beings is a story of profound resilience, of both the apes and the woman who loved them.

California The Politics of Diversity

Author: David G. Lawrence
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305629912
Release Date: 2016-01-01
Genre: Education

CALIFORNIA: THE POLITICS OF DIVERSITY, 9th Edition, explores the uniqueness and excitement of California's political environment through two key themes: diversity and hyperpluralism. Experienced educators with backgrounds in state and local government, Lawrence and Cummins bring an informed, insightful perspective to the examination of the numerous pressures that make governing the state increasingly challenging. This edition adds student learning outcomes, which highlight the central ideas and points that students should take away from each chapter. The text is also written in an easily accessible way that provides examples particularly interesting to students. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Illustrated Computer Concepts and Microsoft Office 365 Office 2016

Author: June Jamrich Parsons
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337000208
Release Date: 2016-02-25
Genre: Computers

Now readers can master the computer concepts and Microsoft Office 2016 skills perfect for success in the classroom or workforce with the latest ILLUSTRATED COMPUTER CONCEPTS AND MICROSOFT OFFICE 365 & OFFICE 2016. This all-in-one book makes it simple to become proficient in both today’s computer concepts and the MS Office skills most needed for professional success. Key application skills are clearly demonstrated using the user-friendly two-page spread found throughout this and all books in the popular Illustrated Microsoft Office 2016 Series. Today’s most up-to-date technology developments and concepts are clarified using the distinctive step-by-step approach and material from COMPUTER CONCEPTS ILLUSTRATED BRIEF. This edition highlights updated Office 365 content with a new module that addresses Productivity Apps. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

American Government and Politics Today Essentials 2017 2018 Edition

Author: Barbara A. Bardes
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337091213
Release Date: 2016-12-05
Genre: Education

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY: THE ESSENTIALS, 2017-2018 Edition, inspires students to join the exciting process of being active, informed citizens. Unbiased, concisely organized, and updated with Election 2016 coverage, the text's fundamental theme continues to be the importance of participating in active citizenship, emphasizing critical thinking about political issues and encouraging students to become involved in the political process. With a keen understanding of the needs and interests of today's students, the authors incorporate compelling and thought-provoking current examples to stimulate learning and excitement. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

An Introduction to Management Science Quantitative Approaches to Decision Making

Author: David R. Anderson
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305544666
Release Date: 2015-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Reflecting the latest developments in Microsoft Office Excel 2013, Anderson/Sweeney/Williams/Camm/Cochran/Fry/Ohlmann's AN INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT SCIENCE: QUANTITATIVE APPROACHES TO DECISION MAKING, 14E equips readers with a sound conceptual understanding of the role that management science plays in the decision-making process. The trusted market leader for more than two decades, the book uses a proven problem-scenario approach to introduce each quantitative technique within an applications setting. All data sets, applications, and screen visuals reflect the details of Excel 2013 to effectively prepare you to work with the latest spreadsheet tools. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Essentials of Modern Business Statistics with Microsoft Excel

Author: David Anderson
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780840062383
Release Date: 2011-12-12
Genre: Business & Economics

ESSENTIALS OF MODERN BUSINESS STATISTICS, 5TH EDITION provides an introduction to business statistics that blends a conceptual understanding of statistics with the real-world application of statistical methodology. Microsoft Excel 2010 is integrated throughout the text, showing step-by-step instructions and screen captures to enhance student learning. The fifth edition contains the same student learning features that have made ASW products best-sellers for years, including the problem-scenario approach and real-world examples that introduce statistical techniques. A student companion site comes includes: Case Files, Example Files, Problem Files, Tutorials, Solvertable, Palisade DecisionTools (StatTools), Excel Tutorial. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

TX GOV

Author: William Maxwell
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133964419
Release Date: 2013-01-11
Genre: Political Science

Created by the continuous feedback of a “student-tested, faculty-approved” process, TX.GOV delivers a visually appealing, succinct print component, tear-out review cards, and a consistent online offering with CourseMate that includes an eBook in addition to a set of interactive digital tools, all at a value-based price and proven to increase retention and outcomes. TX.GOV employs a motivating debate theme and focuses on the current and historical conflicts and controversies that define Texas politics. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Elements of Forecasting

Author: Francis X. Diebold
Publisher: South-Western Pub
ISBN: 0324163827
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Business & Economics

Written by a leading expert on forecasting, this concise, modern survey of business and economic forecasting methods is intentionally selective and focuses only on the core techniques with the widest applicability. Assuming readers have a limited background in statistics, the book is extremely applications oriented and illustrates all methods with detailed real-world applications - many of them international in flavor - that reflect typical forecasting situations in todayà ;'s global marketplace. Offering a practical blend of traditional and contemporary topics, Elements of Forecasting, 3e covers trend, seasonality and cycles, as well as more modern topics such as model selection, volatility models, unit roots and stochastic trends, vector autoregressions and cointegration. It devotes full chapters to volatility, statistical graphics, and evaluating and combining forecasts.