Author: Hans A. Baer
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Social Science
Medical anthropology is one of the youngest and most dynamic of anthropology's various subdisciplines, examining health-related issues in precapitalist indigenous and state societies, capitalist societies, and postrevolutionary of socialist-oriented societies. While critical medical anthropology draws heavily on neo-Marxian, critical, and world systems theoretical perspectives, it attempts to incorporate the theoretical contributions of other systems in medical anthropology, including biocultural or medical ecology, ethnomedical approaches, cultural constructivism, poststructuralism, and postmodernism. This is the first textbook to incorporate this perspective.
Facts101 is your complete guide to Medical Anthropology and the World System. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
Focus on Health offers an exciting and practical approach to the teaching of the traditional content areas of personal health. Its two key themes - the six dimensions of health and the five developmental tasks - help students apply the text's content to their own lives, by improving their decision-making skills. The strength of the Focus on Health narrative includes its appeal to both traditional and non-traditional students, particularly the special attention it pays to students over age 25 who have returned to college. In addition, among its many health assessment activities, Focus on Health includes one of the most comprehensive health assessments found in any personal health textbook - a great tool for establishing a health baseline for students. The companion Online Learning Center (website) offers a wealth of pedagogical and assessment features, including quizzes, Internet activities, downloadable MP3s, and more.
Author: Mark Novak
Release Date: 2018-01-31
Genre: Social Science
Issues in Aging combines social, psychological, biological, and philosophical perspectives to present a multifaceted picture of aging. Novak illustrates both the problems and the opportunities that accompany older age. This text helps students understand the tremendous variability in aging and introduces them to careers working with older adults. This new edition reflects the continued changes in the way we age. The fourth edition has been updated to include emerging issues in aging. These include the prevalence of HIV/AIDs in later life, current research on mental potential in old age, the creation of age-friendly cities, and new options for end-of-life care. Each chapter begins with a set of learning objectives to guide students in their reading, and concludes with a list of main points, questions for discussion or study, suggested readings, and relevant web sites to consult. Each chapter also includes up-to-date charts and graphs as well as key terms to help students understand the issues presented. Break out boxes reveal the human side of aging through the stories of individuals in real life and in the media.
Author: Brent Q. Hafen
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
Release Date: 1998-11
Genre: Emergency medicine
New edition of a text that meets the standards of the Red Cross National Safety Council and provides complete coverage of certification-level instruction in first aid. In addition to the most recent protocols for emergency care and CPR guidelines, it discusses protection against infectious diseases
Author: Dawn M. McBride
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Release Date: 2015-08-12
Using diverse examples from published research, the Third Edition of The Process of Research in Psychology by Dawn M. McBride provides step-by-step coverage on how to design, conduct, and present a research study. Early chapters introduce important concepts for developing research ideas while subsequent "nuts and bolts" chapters provide more detailed coverage of topics and examine the types of research relevant to the field. This logical two-part structure creates an excellent foundation upon which students can build their knowledge of the entire research process.
Author: Richard Paul Janaro
Release Date: 2016-02
Genre: Social Science
For courses in Introduction to Humanities Help students broaden their perspectives and enrich their lives through the humanities The Art of Being Human: The Humanities as a Technique for Living introduces students to the joys of the humanities -- those disciplines that reflect the best efforts of human culture through the ages and around the globe. Authors Richard Janaro and Thelma Altshuler's topical, thematic approach empowers students to think critically about key artforms and themes individually, and to draw significant connections among them. The Eleventh Editio n covers contemporary works -- such as comic book blockbuster movies and the new golden age of television drama -- in nearly every chapter to help students better understand themselves and the world in which they live. Also available with MyArtsLab® MyArtsLab for the Introduction to Humanities course extends learning online to engage students and improve results. Media resources with assignments bring concepts to life, and offer students opportunities to practice applying what they've learned. Please note: this version of MyArtsLab does not include an eText, but does include text-specific Chapter Audio. The Art of Being Human: The Humanities as a Technique for Living, Eleventh Edition is also available via REVEL(tm), an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab(tm) & Mastering(tm) does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab & Mastering, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab & Mastering, search for: 0134486870 / 9780134486871 The Art of Being Human: The Humanities as a Technique for Living plus MyArtsLab® for Introduction to Humanities - Access Card Package, 11/e Package consists of: 0134238737 / 9780134238739 The Art of Being Human: The Humanities as a Technique for Living, 11/e 0134240405 / 9780134240404 MyArtsLab for Introduction to Humanities Access Card
Author: Fred Gottheil
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics
Bring the study of economics to life with PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS, 7TH EDITION. Award-winning educator and author Fred Gottheil speaks directly to student experience through a conversational writing style and narrative that uses stories, familiar examples, engaging scenarios, and relevant examples from literature emphasizing that economic principles can be found in all aspects of modern life. The text focuses on the key questions and presents the basic concepts-developing economic analysis step-by-step. The result is a more interactive and enjoyable learning experience when compared to the pedantic approaches often found in texts. Each chapter in the seventh edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect the most relevant data and critical issues, such as how the rash of foreclosures that continues to plague our economy today is related to the repeal of the 1933 Glass-Steagall Act in 1999, as well as emerging issues such as the current research on the Economics of Happiness and its integration into utility analysis. The Keynesian concept of the liquidity trap is new to the text and is added to help explain the factors that undermine the effectiveness of current monetary policy. We invite you to see for yourself how Fred Gottheil’s approach will help to shorten the distance between students and the exciting study of economics. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Michael E. Brumbach
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2016-01-01
INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICITY, Ninth Edition, presents the essentials of electrical theory in a clear, current, logical manner to help students master both fundamental concepts and more advanced subjects relevant to the field of industrial electricity. Coverage begins with foundational topics like electrical symbols and drawings, current, voltage, resistance, and power, while subsequent chapters introduce Ohm’s Law; series, parallel, and combination circuits; and resistive and reactive circuits. The text also includes thorough discussion of advanced subjects such as rotating machinery, motor controls, transformers, electronic drives, and PLCs, as well as practical information on key real-world applications of electrical theory, including installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting. The Ninth Edition features more than 800 illustrations and photos to help explain key concepts and bring theory and practice alike to life for today’s students. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
This textbook introduces the student to evolutionary and developmental approaches to the study of animal behavior. It can be used as a core textbook for senior undergraduate and graduate courses in Comparative Psychology, Animal Behavior, and Evolutionary Psychology.
Author: Ken Plummer
Release Date: 2016-05-12
Genre: Social Science
A lively, accessible and comprehensive introduction to the diverse ways of thinking about social life, Sociology: The Basics (second edition) examines: The scope, history and purpose of sociology. Ways of understanding society and ‘the social’. The state of the world we live in today. Suffering and social inequalities. Key tools for researching and thinking about society. The impact of the digital world and new technologies. The values and the role of sociology in making a better world for all. The reader is encouraged to think critically about the structures, meanings, histories and cultures found in the rapidly changing world we live in. With tasks to stimulate the sociological mind and suggestions for further reading both within the text and on an accompanying website, this book is essential reading for all those studying sociology and those with an interest in how the modern world works.
Author: James H. Mielke
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 2011
This text explores human biological variation in its broadest sense - from the molecular to the physiological and morphological - focusing on the micro-evolutionary analysis of genetic variation among recent human populations. Authoritative yet accessible, Human Biological Variation, Second Edition, opens with an engaging introduction to basic genetics and the evolutionary forces that set the stage for understanding human diversity. It goes on to offer a clear and detailed discussion of molecular genetics, including its uses and its relationship to anthropological and evolutionary models. The text features up-to-date discussions of classic genetic markers (blood groups, enzymes, and proteins) along with extensive background on DNA analysis and coverage of satellite DNA, single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), and Alu inserts. Coverage includes current issues such as the meaning and significance of "race," quantitative genetics and the "nature versus nurture" debates, biocultural interactions, population structure, and cultural and historical influences on patterns of human variation. Integrating real-world examples on interesting topics - including dyslexia, IQ, and homosexuality - this second edition of Human Biological Variation provides the most thorough and contemporary view of our biological diversity.
In Cognitive Science 3e Friedenberg and Silverman provide a solid understanding of the major theoretical and empirical contributions of cognitive science. Their text, thoroughly updated for this new third edition, describes the major theories of mind as well as the major experimental results that have emerged within each cognitive science discipline. Throughout history, different fields of inquiry have attempted to understand the great mystery of mind and answer questions like: What is the mind? How do we see, think, and remember? Can we create machines that are conscious and capable of self-awareness? This books examines these questions and many more. Focusing on the approach of a particular cognitive science field in each chapter, the authors describe its methodology, theoretical perspective, and findings and then offer a critical evaluation of the field. Features: Offers a wide-ranging, comprehensive, and multidisciplinary introduction to the field of cognitive science and issues of mind. Interdisciplinary Crossroads” sections at the end of each chapter focus on research topics that have been investigated from multiple perspectives, helping students to understand the link between varying disciplines and cognitive science. End-of-chapter “Summing Up” sections provide a concise summary of the major points addressed in each chapter to facilitate student comprehension and exam preparation “Explore More” sections link students to the Student Study Site where the authors have provided activities to help students more quickly master course content and prepare for examinations Supplements: A password-protected Instructor’s Resource contains PowerPoint lectures, a test bank and other pedagogical material.The book's Study Site features Web links, E-flash cards, and interactive quizzes.
Author: Joan Ryan
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2011-01-05
Genre: Business & Economics
Learn how to plan and manage your personal finances, achieve a financially successful life, and take responsibility as a citizen. PERSONAL FINANCIAL LITERACY, Second Edition, is aligned with the Jump$tart Coalition’s National Standards for Personal Financial Literacy. The personal focus of this course makes it relevant and meaningful to all; in particular, to those just starting down the path to personal financial independence. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.