New Books List by Faculty.
Faculty of Engineering
Title: Accountable Care Organizations: Value Metrics and Capital Formation
Call Number: RA395. A3C55 2013
Author: Robert James Cimasi
An accountable care organization (ACO) is a healthcare organization characterized by a payment and care delivery model that seeks to tie provider reimbursements to quality metrics and reductions in the total cost of care for an assigned group of patients. Accountable Care Organizations: Value Metrics and Capital Formation explores the historical background and evolution of the ACO model as the basis for the development of the value metrics and capital formation analyses that are foundational to assessing the current efficacy and capacity for change.
The book examines the positive externalities of the ACO model, including results for third parties outside the basic construct of the ACO contracts shared savings payments. It also discusses the potential role and opportunities for consultants in assisting their provider clients in the consideration, development, implementation, and operation of an ACO.
Title: Advanced Oxidation Technologies : Sustainable solutions for environmental treatments : 9 (Sustainable Energy Developments)
Call Number: TD758. A38 2014
Advanced Oxidation Technologies (AOTs) or Processes (AOPs) are relatively new and innovative technologies to remove harmful and toxic pollutants. The most important processes among them are those using light, such as UVC/H2O2, photo-Fenton and heterogeneous photocatalysis with TiO2. These technologies are also relatively low-cost and therefore useful for countries under development, where the economical resources are scarcer than in developed countries.
This book provides a state-of-the-art overview on environmental applications of Advanced Oxidation Technologies (AOTs) as sustainable, low-cost and low-energy consuming treatments for water, air, and soil. It includes information on innovative research and development on TiO2 photocatalytic redox processes, Fenton, Photo-Fenton processes, zerovalent iron technology, and others, highlighting possible applications of AOTs in both developing and industrialized countries around the world in the framework of “A crosscutting and comprehensive look at environmental problems”.The book is aimed at professionals and academics worldwide, working in the areas of water resources, water supply, environmental protection, and will be a useful information source for decision and policy makers and other stakeholders working on solutions for environmental problems.
Title: Computing Essentials 2015 Introductory Edition (Int'l Ed)
Call Number: QA76. O457 2015
Author: Timothy J O'Leary, Linda I. O'Leary and Daniel O'Leary
|How are you learning about the most important, essential, and current concepts of information technology?Computing Essentials 2015 allows you to Make IT Work for You through relevant explorations, ethics and environment sections throughout each chapter. Current examples, references and exercises allow students to be successful in understanding today's role of Computer Information Technology. This definitive approach provides the essentials students need while bringing them a full digital solution through Connect CIT. Connect CIT is an online learning and assessment platform that engages today's students and helps them apply the key concepts they are learning.|
Title: Conversion of Large Scale Wastes into Value-added Products
Call Number: TD897.845 . C66 2014
Concern about the fate of waste products produced by a wide range of industrial processes has led to the realization that they may have potential uses and, therefore, value. In an effort to develop more sustainable processes and reduce waste storage, the use of waste as a resource has been gaining attention worldwide. Consequently, there have been a large number of studies aimed at utilizing such wastes. Conversion of Large Scale Wastes into Value-added Products discusses various selected classes of large-scale waste and their current applications and potential future applications.
The final chapter presents a general conclusion to the broad subject of waste utilization, summarizing the topics and addressing future trends in waste research.
Title: Curing Concrete
Call Number: TA440 . T285 2014
Author: Peter C.Taylor
Curing is one of those activities that every civil engineer and construction worker has heard of, but in reality does not worry about much. In practice, curing is often low on the list of priorities on the construction site, particularly when budgets and timelines are under pressure. Yet the increasing demands being placed on concrete mixtures also mean that they are less forgiving than in the past. Therefore, any activity that will help improve hydration and so performance, while reducing the risk of cracking, is becoming more important. Curing Concrete explains exactly why curing is so important and shows you how to best do it.
The book covers:
The author also gives numerous examples of how curing—or a lack of it—has affected concrete performance in real-world situations. These include examples from hot and cold climates, as well as examples related to high-performance concrete, performance parameters, and specifications and testing. Written for construction professionals who want to ensure the quality and longevity of their concrete structures, this book demonstrates that curing is well worth the effort and cost.
Title: Developments in Maritime Transportation and Exploitation of Sea Resources Vol. 1 / Vol.2
Call Number: G540 . I58 2014
Author: Carlos Guedes Soares, Fernando López Peña
Developments in Maritime Transportation and Exploitation of Sea Resources covers recent developments in maritime transportation and exploitation of sea resources, encompassing ocean and coastal areas. The book brings together a selection of papers reflecting fundamental areas of recent research and development in the fields of:
Issues such as the Environment, Renewable Energy, Wave and Wind Modelling, Coastal Engineering, Fisheries and Legal Maritime Aspects are also addressed. Developments in Maritime Transportation and Exploitation of Sea Resources is intended for academics and professionals involved in the development of marine transportation and the exploitation of sea resources.
Title: Eliminating Serious Injury and Death from Road Transport: A Crisis of Complacency
Call Number: HE5614 . J58 2014Author: Ian Ronald Johnson, Caryln Muir and Eric William Howard
Should we really accept road trauma as collateral damage from daily road use? Eliminating Serious Injury and Death from Road Transport: A Crisis of Complacency explores why societies and their elected leaders view traffic safety as a (relatively) minor problem. It examines the changes in the culture of road use that need to occur if this public health problem is to be effectively resolved.
The book dispels the myths that currently drive societies’ (misguided) view of traffic safety—the bad behavior myth and the official myth that everything that can be done is being done—and how these myths limit progress in reducing death and serious injury. It presents current scientific knowledge and draws parallels with other areas of public safety and health. The book draws on examples from the media and from public policy debates to paint a clear picture of a flawed public policy approach. It presents a model for a preventive medicine approach to traffic safety policy to get beyond an ego-centric culture to a communal safety culture.
Title: Emergence and Evolution of Endogenous Water Institutions in an African River Basin: Local Water Governance and State Intervention in the Pangani River Basin, Tanzania.
Call Number: TD319 . S64K66 2013
Author: Charles Hans Komakech
Water management challenges in many basins of Sub-Saharan Africa are increasing due to rapid urbanisation, poverty and food insecurity, energy demands, and climate change. These challenges put additional demands on existing water institutions, and their capacity to reconcile competing claims. In addition to supply augmentation measures, solving water competition and conflict requires crafting new governance arrangements that can ensure equitable and sustainable use of the limited water resources.
This book discusses how instead of harmony, state intervention in the water sector appears to generate dissonance at the interface with locally evolved water institutions. The book describes and analyses how local level innovation in institutional arrangements for water sharing often emerged around the creation of hydraulic property and/or is negotiated to secure more water flow for downstream users. Unlike most research on collective action in which water asymmetry, inequality and heterogeneity are seen as risks to collective action, the book discusses how they instead dynamically interact and give rise to interdependencies between water users which facilitate coordination and collective action.
The book describes in detail cooperative arrangements as well as conflicts between large- and small-scale irrigation farmers, as well as between irrigation farmers and cities in an African context.
The book makes a novel contribution to existing theories and concepts related to catchment water management. It expands the typology of basin actors’ responses by explicitly introducing a meso layer which depicts the interface where state-led and local-level initiatives and responses are played out. The book also provides conceptual clarity on the dynamics between water asymmetry, inequality in access to land, and heterogeneity sustaining collective action over common pool resources. It further shows that not all the eight institutional design principles proposed by Ostrom (1993) are necessary for a water institution to be effective and to endure over time.
Title: Functions 11
Call Number: QA331 . M34 2009
Author: McGraw-Hill Ryerson / Jacob Speijer
|A resource written specifically for the University Functions (MCR 3U) course. Functions 11 addresses and supports the diverse needs of students and teachers and integrates mathematical process expectations into all areas of the student text.|
Title: Geothecnical Design for Sublevel Open Stoping
Call Number: TN287 . V55 2014
Author: Ernesto Villaescusa
The first comprehensive work on one of the most important underground mining methods worldwide, Geotechnical Design for Sublevel Open Stoping presents topics according to the conventional sublevel stoping process used by most mining houses, in which a sublevel stoping geometry is chosen for a particular mining method, equipment availability, and work force experience. Summarizing state-of-the-art practices encountered during his 25+ years of experience at industry-leading underground mines, the author:
Featuring numerous case studies from the world-renowned Mount Isa Mines and examples from underground mines in Western Australia, Geotechnical Design for Sublevel Open Stoping is both a practical reference for industry and a specialized textbook for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate mining studies.
Title: Hydro-Environmental Analysis: Freshwater Environments
Call Number: TC409 . M36 2014
Author: James L.Martin
Focusing on fundamental principles, Hydro-Environmental Analysis: Freshwater Environments presents in-depth information about freshwater environments and how they are influenced by regulation. It provides a holistic approach, exploring the factors that impact water quality and quantity, and the regulations, policy and management methods that are necessary to maintain this vital resource. It offers a historical viewpoint as well as an overview and foundation of the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics affecting the management of freshwater environments.
The book concentrates on broad and general concepts, providing an interdisciplinary foundation. The author covers the methods of measurement and classification; chemical, physical, and biological characteristics; indicators of ecological health; and management and restoration. He also considers common indicators of environmental health; characteristics and operations of regulatory control structures; applicable laws and regulations; and restoration methods.
The text delves into rivers and streams in the first half and lakes and reservoirs in the second half. Each section centers on the characteristics of those systems and methods of classification, and then moves on to discuss the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of each. In the section on lakes and reservoirs, it examines the characteristics and operations of regulatory structures, and presents the methods commonly used to assess the environmental health or integrity of these water bodies. It also introduces considerations for restoration, and presents two unique aquatic environments: wetlands and reservoir tailwaters.
Written from an engineering perspective, the book is an ideal introduction to the aquatic and limnological sciences for students of environmental science, as well as students of environmental engineering.It also serves as a reference for engineers and scientists involved in the management, regulation, or restoration of freshwater environments.
Title: Miller and Freund’s : Probability and Statistic for Engineers
Call Number: QA273 . J64 2014
Author: Richard A. Johnson, Irwin Miller and John Freund
|This text is rich in exercises and examples, and explores both elementary probability and basic statistics, with an emphasis on engineering and science applications. Much of the data have been collected from the author's own consulting experience and from discussions with scientists and engineers about the use of statistics in their fields. In later chapters, the book emphasizes designed experiments, especially two-level factorial design.|
Title: Probability and Statistical Inference (Ninth Edition)
Call Number: QA273 . H694 2015
Author: Robert V.Hogg, Elliot A.Tanis, Dale L.Zimmerman
|Written by three veteran statisticians, this applied introduction to probability and statistics emphasizes the existence of variation in almost every process, and how the study of probability and statistics helps us understand this variation. Designed for students with a background in calculus, this book continues to reinforce basic mathematical concepts with numerous real-world examples and applications to illustrate the relevance of key concepts.|
Title: Project Management Achieving Competitive Advantage (Third Edition)
Call Number: HD69. P75P5498 2013
Author: Jeffrey K. Pinto
|The fundamentals of project management with a wide assortment of business applications. Pinto addresses project management within the context of a variety of successful organizations. Project Management takes a decision-making, business-oriented approach to the management of projects, which is reinforced throughout the text with current global examples, including London’s Millennium Dome, Leadership and Project Management at CLLM from Australia, renewable energy strategies in the UAE and the Nicoll Highway Collapse from Singapore.|
Title: ERP : The Implementation Cycle (Computer Weekly Professional)
Call Number: TS155 . H378 2003
Author: Stephen Harwood
The ERP Implementation cycle is characterized by complexity, uncertainty and a long timescale. It is about people and issues that affect the business – it is a multi-disciplinary effort.
This book will provide you with the practical information you will need in relation to the many issues and events within the implementation cycle. After reading this book you will be fully equipped and alerted to what is involved in an ERP implementation.
ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) can be described as an integrated enterprise-wide information system. As well as handling many of the transactions found within a business it has the potential for meeting many of the information requirements of busy personnel. If used in the right hands, it may provide the business with a competitive edge.
Much can go wrong during the implementation since there are many issues to deal with. From the content of this book you will gain an understanding of what can go wrong – you will be prepared in advance, and will be equipped to take preventative steps to smooth the progress of implementation.
Title: Design and Performance of Embankments on Very Soft Soils
Call Number: TA710. A46 2013
Author: Márcio de Souza S. Almeida, Maria Esther Soares Marques
|Embankment construction projects on very soft soil often give rise to serious problems. This volume on geotechnics and soft soil engineering therefore treats all phases of the design and construction process exhaustively, from the first investigation step to the monitoring of constructed work. The book presents the development concepts necessary for the project stages and discusses in great detail construction methods, displacement estimations, stability analyses, monitoring, and various other aspects involved. Extensive attention is furthermore paid to the application of geosynthetics as a tool to improve the stability of soft soils and embankments. Including various tables and practical data for many geographical areas in the world, this reference volume is essential reading for engineers and researchers in geotechnical engineering, construction, and related disciplines.|
Faculty of Psychology and Education
Title: Analysing Social Work Communication Discourse in Practice
Call Number: HV40 . A74 2014
Author: Edited by Christopher Hall, Kirsi Juhila, Maureen Matarese and Corolus van Nijnatten
With communication and relationships at the core of social work, this book reveals the way it is foremost a practice that becomes reality in dialogue, illuminating some of the profession’s key dilemmas. Applied discourse studies illustrate the importance of talk and interaction in the construction of everyday and institutional life.
This book provides a detailed review and illustration of the contribution of discourse approaches and studies on professional interaction to social work. Concentrating on how social workers carry out their work in everyday organizational encounters with service users and colleagues, each chapter uses case studies analyzing real-life social work interactions to explore a concept that has relevance both in discursive studies and in social work. The book thus demonstrates what detailed discursive studies on interaction can add to professional social work theories and discussions. Chapters on categorization, accountability, boundary work, narrative, advice-giving, resistance, delicacy and reported speech, review the literature and discuss how the concept has been developed and how it can be applied to social work.
The book encourages professional reflection and the development of rigorous research methods, making it particularly appropriate for postgraduate and post-qualifying study in social work where participants are encouraged to examine their own professional practice. It is also essential reading for social work academics and researchers interested in language, communication and relationship-based work and in the study of professional practices more generally.
Title: An Introduction to Using Theory in Social Work Practice
Call Number: HV40 . F672 2014
Author: James A.Forte
An Introduction to Using Theory in Social Work Practice equips the reader to use fourteen key social work theories to guide each phase of the planned change process, from engagement through to evaluation. Suitable for a generalist approach, this book illustrates the value of applying theory to practice in a variety of social work roles, across diverse fields and facing assorted challenges.
The first section provides a practical foundation for beginning to use theory in your social work practice.
Section two looks at how you can translate and integrate fourteen theories commonly found in social work across each phase of the planned change process. The theories discussed are: behavioral, interpretive anthropology, psychodynamic, evolutionary biology, cognitive, symbolic interactionism, strengths, social constructionism exchange economics, role, ecological, critical, feminist, and systems theory.
The final section addresses some key issues for real life social work practice, including common barriers to using theory in practice, the potential for multi-professional communication and theory-sharing, and developing an integrative theoretical model for your own personal practice.
Linking to core competencies identified by the Council of Social Work Education, this text supports social work students and practitioners in developing vital skills, including critical thinking, applying theory and the effective use of the planned change process.
Title: Assessment and Documentation in Early Childhood Education
Call Number: LB1139.3 . S34A43 2014
Author: Maarit Alasuutari, Ann-marie Markstrom and Ann-Christine Vallberg-Roth
|Documentation in early childhood education is typically seen as a means to enhance the quality of care and education, and as a way to take account of the child's view. Assessment and Documentation in Early Childhood Education considers the increasing trend towards systematic child documentation especially in early childhood institutions. The authors present ways in which assessment and evaluation is done sometimes explicitly but more often implicitly in these practices, and explore its means, aims, forms, and functions. They also examine the rationalities of child documentation from the perspective of professional practice and professionalism and suggest that documentation and assessment practices can weaken and constrain but also empower and strengthen teachers, children and parents. Topics explored include:Different forms of documentation and assessment Documentation and listening to the children Dilemmas of assessment and documentation Participation by children Involvement of parents. This timely book will be appealing for those studying in the field of early childhood education, teacher education, special education, general education, social work, counseling, psychology, sociology, childhood studies, and family studies.|
Title: A Child's World: Infancy Through Adolescence
Call Number: HQ767.9 . P36 2014
Author: Gabriela Martorell, Diane E. Papalia and Ruth Duskin Feldman
|This fully-revised thirteenth edition continues to provide the extensive cross-cultural and multicultural coverage, the innovative pedagogical learning system, and the balance between research and real-life applications that has made A Child's World a favorite of students and professors alike. The new edition was revised using McGraw-Hill's Heat Map Technology, which gives authors access to real data from real students to create their revisions. This data is anonymously collected from the many students who use LearnSmart, the adaptive learning tool that provides students with an individualized assessment of their own progress. Because virtually every text paragraph is tied to several questions that students answer while using LearnSmart, empirical data showing the specific concepts with which students have the most difficulty is easily pinpointed for the authors to review. In addition to those areas that have been reworked for clarity in the thirteenth edition, “StudySmart” icons are placed in the most important hot spots in the chapter based on student data. These icons lead students to digital assets that enhance their understanding of challenging concepts.|
Title: A Textbook of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology
Call Number: RC454. V44 2014
Author: Vimala Veeraraghavan and Shalini Singh
A Textbook of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology is a comprehensive and well structured book covering both abnormal and clinical aspects in substantial details. It discusses the basics of the field along with the latest updates and presents them following a building blocks approach. Relevant case studies and statistical anecdotes are incorporated to aid not only a better understanding of the topics, but also to let the readers experience the humane side of the disorders.
Title: Between Skins : The Body in Psychoanalysis - Contemporary Developments
Call Number: BF175.5 .B64D532013
Author: Nicola Diamond
|Between Skins challenges individualistic accounts of thebody in psychoanalysis. Drawing on philosophy, contemporaryneurobiology and developmental research, Nicola Diamond exploresthe ways in which bodily processes and skin experience areinseparable from the field of language and environmentalcontext. * The first book to address epistemological implications for anew understanding of the body and embodiment - offers a newperspective on the division between mind, body and world * Brings together a philosophical phenomenological account ofbody experience with key concepts from psychoanalysis,developmental research and neuroscience * Responds to a growing interest in the body and psychoanalysis,and considers some limitations in neuro-biological accounts ofbrain-body processes for psychoanalytical understanding|
Title: Bringing the Montessori Approach to your Early Years Practice (Third Edition)
Call Number: LB1029. M75I83 2015
Author: Barbara Isaacs, series edited by Sandy Green
Have you ever wondered what the Montessori approach is all about and how it can be used to benefit the young children in your setting?
This book explains how the Montessori approach works offering guidance on planning and assessment methods alongside practical activities for practitioners to try. Throughout there are practical examples involving children of different ages in a wide range of settings to show how Montessori principles have been implemented. .
Title: CBT for Appearance Anxiety: Psychosocial Interventions for Anxiety Due to Visible Difference
Call Number: RC531. C53 2014
Author: Alex Clarke, Andrew R. Thompson, Elizabeth Jenkinson, Nichola Rumsey and Robert Newell
This clinical manual provides a CBT–based psychosocialintervention for use with individuals distressed about theirappearance due to a disfigurement from birth, accident or illness,or those coping with another visible difference.
Contains a wealth of case material with specific relevance tophysical health conditions that affect appearance, practical adviceon assessment, and session–by–session guidance for addressing common issues
Written by leading academics and clinicians working in themanagement of disfigurement and rational appearance anxiety
Uses a flexible stepped–care model that allows for use byexperienced CBT practitioners as well those wishing to deliver amore basic psychological intervention
Identifies the psychological factors involved in appearanceanxiety while also addressing the practical concerns of living witha visible difference, such as managing the reactions of others.
Title: Childhood Obesity : Prevalence, Pathophysiology and Prevention.
Call Number: RJ399 . C6C49 2014
Author: Rexford S. Ahima, MD, PhD
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared obesity a global epidemic. Its prevalence has more than doubled since 1980, causing a myriad of health problems for children and adults. Obesity: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, and Prevention, Second Edition explores the molecular mechanisms and pathophysiology leading to obesity and metabolic disorders. It examines the safety of obesity drugs and drug development strategies as well as the role of physical activity, nutrition, and nutraceutical supplements in obesity treatment and prevention.
With contributions from a cadre of internationally known experts, the book covers a spectrum of essential topics related to this widespread phenomenon, including:
As the public has become more aware of the deadly adverse effects of obesity, numerous products and programs have targeted the overweight and obese population, many with dangerous side effects. It is essential that we develop strategic, therapeutic intervention supported by credible data. This volume is an ideal reference point for researchers looking for new avenues of inquiry and practicing medical professionals, clinical nutritionists, and dietitians seeking guidance for their patients.
Title: Children’s Moral Lives: An Ethnology and Psychological ApproachCall Number: BF723 . M54W66 2013
Author: Ruth Woods
|Children’s Moral Lives makes use of case studies,observation, interviews and questionnaires to offer a fascinating,behind–the–scenes view of children s school lives and thecomplex moral issues and disputes they routinely negotiate. The first ethnography of childhood to focus on children morality in the peer group. Case studies shed light on the psychological, social andcultural processes by which children and adults reach starklydifferent moral judgments of the same situations. Combines qualitative insights and quantitative data intorecommendations for practice.|
Title: Child and Adolescent Psychopathology
Call Number: RJ499 . C48237 2013
Author: Theodore P.Beauchaine and Stephen P.Hinshaw
|Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, Second Edition is the only comprehensive text on childhood and adolescent disorders that addresses genetic, neurobiological, and environmental factors within a developmental perspective. The new edition includes more on epigenetics, classification, culture and context and emphasizes how, when, and why disorders emerge among young people and in what ways symptom profiles change at different stages of development.|
Title: Clinician’s Guide to Self-Renewal : Essential Advice From The FieldCall Number: RC451.4 . P79C55 2014
Author: Robert J. Wicks, Elizabeth A. Maynard
|Providing clinicians with advice consistent with the current emphasis on working from strengths to promote renewal, this guide presents a holistic approach to psychological wellness. Time–tested advice is featured from experts such as Craig Cashwell, Jeffrey Barnett, and Kenneth Pargament. With strategies to renew the mind, body, spirit, and community, this book equips clinicians with guidance and inspiration for the renewal of body, mind, community, and spirit in their clients and themselves.|
Title: Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Dental Phobia and Anxiety
Call Number: RK53. C64 2013
Author: Lars-Göran Öst and Erik Skaret
|The first book to describe evidence–based treatment of dentalphobia using brief CBT, based on the pioneering single–sessiontreatment for specific phobias developed by Lars–GöranÖst.Brings together research, experience and techniques fromclinical psychology and dentistry to describe evidence–based treatment of dental phobia in clinical and dental contexts. Chapters describe epidemiology, diagnosis and differentialdiagnosis, symptoms, clinical characteristics and consequences, andaetiology of dental phobia. Also covers related issues including intra–oral injectionphobia, dental treatment of fearful children, and the use ofmedication to supplement psychological treatment of fear.|
Title: Critical Thinking: a student’s introduction (Fifth Edition)
Call Number: B809.2 . C745 2013
Author: Gregory Bassham, William Irwin, Henry Nardone, James M.Wallace
|Bassham's popular text helps today's students bridge the gap between everyday culture and critical thinking. Using a proven step-by-step approach, this text covers all the basics of critical thinking in clear, reader-friendly language. The 5th edition has taken into account suggestions from users and reviewers of previous editions, and has added an Appendix, and new readings, exercises and examples throughout the text.|
Title: Educational Psychology Developing Learners
Call Number: LB1051. O767 2014
Author: Jeanne Ellis Ormrod
|Helps students understand their own learning and apply the core concepts and principles of educational psychology. Educational Psychology: Developing Learners is known for its exceptionally clear and engaging writing, its in-depth focus on learning, and its extensive concrete applications. Its unique approach helps students understand concepts by examining their own learning and then showing them how to apply these concepts as teachers. More than any other educational psychology text, this text moves seamlessly between theory and applications, features the most extensive and integrated coverage of diversity, contexts of learning, neuropsychology and brain development, and classroom applications of technology. It includes innumerable concrete examples to help readers connect educational psychology to real children and classrooms.|
Title: Educational Research: Planning, Conducting and Evaluating Quantitative and Qualitative Research
Call Number: LB1028 . C742 2014
Author: John W.Creswell
|The clear and practical writing of Educational Research: Planning, Conducting, and Evaluating Quantitative and Qualitative Research has made this book a favorite among instructors and students. In precise, step-by-step language the text helps students learn how to conduct, read, and evaluate research studies. Key updates for the 4th edition include expanded coverage of ethics and new research articles.|
Title: Essentials of Life-Span Development
Call Number: BF713 . S257 2013
Author: John W. Santrock
Why are you assigning or considering a brief Human Development text? Is it because your students do not complete the reading in a comprehensive text? Do you run out of time trying to cover the entire lifespan over the course of a few months? Do your students struggle to retain the sheer volume of information in the course? Instructors across the country, looking for a streamlined text that captures the core concepts of life-span development are excited for John Santrock's Essentials of Life-Span Development, 3e.
Essentials of Life-Span Development 3e was developed to help meet the ever-changing needs of students in the lifespan course. Knowing that students do not often read the text and have poor study skills, Essentials introduces LearnSmart, McGraw-Hill's adaptive study tool, that helps students know what they know, and more importantly what they don’t know, to become more efficient and effective learners.
Based on hallmark features: its expert contributors, updated research, and focus on applications, Santrock provides the most dependable and current presentation of life-span development available, and he does so in a briefer format with LearnSmart, helping to ensure that your students will read and appreciate the material while seeing the applications to their everyday life. McGraw-Hill's new Milestones video and assessment program helps bring the course material to life, so your students can witness development as it unfolds.
Title: Exploring Social Psychology
Call Number: HM1033. M94 2015
Author: David G.Myers
|Exploring Social Psychology succinctly explores social psychological science and applies it to contemporary issues and everyday life. Based on the bestselling text, Social Psychology by David Myers, the book presents 31 short modules - each readable in a single sitting - that introduce students to such scientific explorations as love and hate, conformity and independence, prejudice and helping, and persuasion and self - determination.|
Title: Human Diversity in Education
Call Number: LC1099.3 . C87 2014
Author: Kenneth Cushner, Averil McClelland and Philip Safford
This eighth edition of Human Diversity in Education: An Intercultural Approach continues to focus on the preparation of teachers and other human-service providers who not only can teach and interact more effectively with the wide diversity of students they are certain to encounter, but are also able to transmit this knowledge and skill to the individuals in their charge.
The book continues to provide a broad treatment of the various forms of diversity common in today's schools, including nationality, ethnicity, race, religion, gender, social class, language acquisition and use, sexual orientation, health concerns, and disability. We also maintain its research-based approach, with an increased cross-cultural and intercultural emphasis.
We continue to stress that it is both at the level of the individual teacher as well as the organizational structure of the school where significant change must occur with regard to how diversity is understood and accommodated.
Title: Learning Trajectories, Violence and Empowerment amongst Adult Basic Skills Leaners
Call Number: LC5225 . L42D83 2014
Author: Vicky Duckworth
Learning Trajectories, Violence and Empowerment amongst Adult Basic Skills Learners offers deep insights into the lives of marginalised communities and the link between learning, literacy and violence, not previously carried out in-depth in a small scale study. It breaks the negative stereo-types of adults who struggle to read and write, who are often labelled and stigmatised by dominant discourses, and in doing so exposes why and how Basic Skills Learners often find themselves in marginal positions. The structural inequalities many face from childhood to adulthood across the private and public domains of their lives are revealed and probed, thus challenging neo-liberalism claims of an apparently egalitarian social field. The learners’ narratives expose the contradiction, complexities and ambivalences they experience in their daily lives, and how they try to make sense of them from their structural positioning as basic skills learners in a society based on inequality of opportunity and choice.
Applying a feminist, qualitative, longitudinal, ethnographic and participatory approach, the book offers a critical perspective, drawing on Bourdieu’s work as the theoretical framework, as well as using a range of feminist, sociologists of education, literature on the ethics of care and critical literacy pedagogy, including the New Literacy Studies. The author’s personal position as an ’insider’ with ‘insider knowledge’ of marginalised communities is also woven throughout the chapters and offers insights into the struggles, conformity and resistance faced by the participants in the study.The book contributes to the debate on the impact of violence on learning and its link to class, gender and basic skills as well opening up a discussion on the power of a critical curriculum to empower people across the domains of their lives. It will be valuable reading for trainee teachers, teachers, education and sociology students, postgraduate students, as well as literacy specialists, researchers, academics, policy makers and managers of public services.
Faculty of Business, Economics and Accounting
Faculty of Science and Natural Resources
Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Heritage
Title: A first look at communication theory (Ninth Edition)
Call Number: P90 . G725 2015
Author: Em Griffin, Andrew Ledbettter, Glenn Sparks
|The ninth edition of A First Look at Communication Theory justifies again the program’s enduring popularity. Em Griffin, now joined by colleagues Andrew Ledbetter and Glenn Sparks, encourages students who are encountering the field for the first time to tackle theories without fear. The authors introduce 32 diverse theories that are a mix of foundational and recent scholarship and, with the benefit of numerous examples and connections to pop culture, help students apply them to their own lives. This program ensures that students have a solid foundation with which to begin understanding the relationships between theories.|
Title: A global history of sexuality the modern era
Call Number: HQ21 . G586 2014
Author: Robert M. Buffington, Eithne Luibhéid, Donna J. Guy
A Global History of Sexuality provides a provocative,wide-ranging introduction to the history of sexuality from the late eighteenth century to the present day.
* Explores what sexuality has meant in the everyday lives of individuals over the last 200 years * Organized around four major themes: the formation of sexual identity, the regulation of sexuality by societal norms, the regulation of sexuality by institutions, and the intersection of sexuality with globalization * Examines the topic from a comparative, global perspective, with well-chosen case studies to illuminate the broader themes * Includes interdisciplinary contributions from prominent historians, sociologists, anthropologists, and sexuality studies scholars * Introduces important theoretical concepts in a clear,accessible way
Title: A short history of the Modern Media
Call Number: P90 . C85 2014
Author: Jim Cullen
|A Short History of the Modern Media presents a concise history of the major media of the last 150 years, including print, stage, film, radio, television, sound recording, and the Internet. * Offers a compact, teaching-friendly presentation of the history of mass media * Features a discussion of works in popular culture that are well-known and easily available * Presents a history of modern media that is strongly interdisciplinary in nature|
Title: Dance medicine in practice : anatomy, injury, prevention, training.
Call Number: RC1220 . D35S5613 2014
Author: Liane Simmel, Translated by Jane Michal and Liane Simmel
Dance Medicine in Practice is the complete physical textbook for dance, written specifically to help dancers understand the anatomy, function and care of their bodies.
Specific chapters are devoted to focusing on the spine, pelvis, hips, knees, feet, shoulders and arms. Each of these covers the following key aspects:
Anatomy: bone structure, musculature, and function. How each part of the body moves and how it responds under pressure
Pitfalls: Common examples of bad practice and the effect that these can have on the body
Self Analysis: How to become aware of and muscle groups and the capacity of each joint.
Injury Prevention: Tips and advice on how to best avoid and prevent injury both in training and everyday life
Exercises: Simple and effective methods of strengthening, mobilising and relaxing joints and muscles
Checklists: Dos and Don’ts for the best dance technique.The best dancers know that looking after their bodies is the key to their success, and Dance Medicine in Practice also covers how to ensure the best possible nutrition, plan and manage training schedules, and ensure that injuries are kept to a minimum both in frequency and impact. It is the best possible companion to a life in dance.
Title: Introduction to MASS Communication : Media Literacy and Culture Updated Edition
Call Number: P90 . B284 2014
Author: Stanley J.Baran
Introduction to Mass Communication: Media Literacy and Culture is an integrated program that encourages students to be active media consumers and gives them a deeper understanding of the role that the media plays in both shaping and reflecting culture. Through this cultural perspective, students learn that audience members are as much a part of the mass communication process as are the media producers, technologies, and industries. This was the first, and remains the only, university-level program to make media literacy central to its approach, and given recent national and global turmoil, its emphasis on media use and democracy could not be more timely.
New for the eighth edition, Connect Mass Communication combines contemporary course content and groundbreaking digital tools to create a unique learning environment. With Connect Mass Communication, the Introduction to Mass Communication: Media Literacy and Culture program integrates an interactive eBook with dynamic online activities and assignments that help students study more efficiently and effectively. A new bank of CNN videos helps students learn the impact of media through a cultural and global lens. LearnSmart, McGraw-Hill's adaptive learning system, assesses students' knowledge of course content and maps out personalised study plans for success.
Title: Music : an appreciation brief
Call Number: MT90 . K37 2000
Author: Roger Kamien
|McGraw-Hill is revolutionizing the Music Appreciation course by introducing its first personalized digital learning experience with Roger Kamien’s Music: An Appreciation, Brief Edition. Using this market-leading instrument that brings great music to the course in more ways than ever before, students are now transformed into active participants in the Music Appreciation space. The result is active listening, active reading, and active learning. |
Connect is the only integrated learning system that empowers students by continuously adapting to deliver precisely what they need, when they need it, so that your class time is more engaging and effective. It provides tools that make assessment easier, learning more engaging, and studying more efficient.
Title: Rock music styles : a history
Call Number: ML3534 . C45 2015
Author: Katherine Charlton
|In its seventh edition, Rock Music Styles: A History offers an updated perspective on the development of rock music from its origins to its most contemporary styles. Charlton takes students through genres by focusing on featured performers, exploring important songs in Listening Guides, and drawing connections between musical developments throughout the decades. Additionally, decade overviews and chronology charts detailing historical and rock-related events side by side provide a historical and social framework through which to understand rock music styles in the 20th century and beyond|
Title: Taking sides : clashing views in media and society
Call Number: HN90 . M3T35 2014
Author: Alison Alexander, Jarice Hanson
|The Taking Sides Collection on McGraw-Hill Create™ includes current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. This Collection contains a multitude of current and classic issues to enhance and customize your course. You can browse the entire Taking Sides Collection on Create, or you can search by topic, author, or keywords. Each Taking Sides issues is thoughtfully framed with Learning Outcomes, an Issue Summary, an Introduction, and an Exploring the Issue section featuring Critical Thinking and Reflection, Is There Common Ground?, and Additional Resources and Internet References. Go to McGraw-Hill Create™ at www.mcgrawhillcreate.com, click on the "Collections" tab, and select The Taking Sides Collection to browse the entire Collection. Select individual Taking Sides issues to enhance your course, or access and select the entire Alexander/Hanson: Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Media and Society, 13/e ExpressBook for an easy, pre-built teaching resource by clicking here. An online Instructor's Resource Guide with testing material is available for each Taking Sides volume. Using Taking Sides in the Classroom is also an excellent instructor resource. Visit the Create Central Online Learning Center at www.mhhe.com/createcentral for more details.|
Title: The plugged-in professor : tips and techniques for teaching with social media
Call Number: LB1028.3 P58 2013
Author: Edited by Sharmila P.Ferris and Hilary A.Wilder
|New technologies are transforming the way students work. The Plugged in Professor provides a timely and exceptional resource for using social media and other new technologies to help college students meet both general and discipline-specific objectives. The title covers techniques built around well-known social networking technologies, as well as other emerging technologies such as mobile phone and tablet apps. With a practical focus and reader-friendly format, this book shows educators how to apply techniques in each technology, and includes clear student learning objectives, step-by-step directions, observations and advice, and supplemental readings and resources. Twenty-five chapters by leading contributors cover key aspects of new technologies in education, in four parts: Writing, research and information fluency; Communication and collaboration; Critical thinking and creativity; and Integrative learning.|
Title: The subject of tragedy : identity and difference in Renaissance drama
Call Number: PR658 . S42B45 1985
Author: Catherine Belsey
|First published in 1985, The Subject of Tragedy takes the drama of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries as the starting point for an analysis of the differential identities of man and woman. Catherine Belsey charts, in a range of fictional and non-fictional texts, the production in the Renaissance of a meaning for subjectivity that is identifiably modern. The subject of liberal humanism - self-determining, free origin of language, choice and action - is highlighted as the product of a specific period in which man was the subject to which woman was related.|
Title: Vertical Specialization and Trade Surplus in China
Call Number: HF3834 . W354 2013Author: Wang Wei
|The traditional flow of goods from primary production through to manufacturing and consumption has expanded across international borders conterminously with globalization. Vertical specialization (VS) in processing and manufacturing in China has driven export growth. In particular, intra-industry and intra-product trade between China, the US and East Asia has increased China trade surplus over the long term. Vertical Specialization and Trade Surplus in China aims to measure the level of VS in the Chinese manufacturing industry to provide a more accurate representation of China trade surplus, and gives empirical analysis on provinces and products with important VS activities in order to assess China trade value-added. Exploring the vertical division of labor, and foreign direct investment (FDI) driving China import and export imbalance, the book is divided into eight chapters, each covering an aspect of VS in China. The first chapter outlines the aims and method of the study. Chapter two covers VS trade pattern and trade surplus. Chapter three looks at FDI and the import and export imbalance, and chapter four covers the relationship between VS and import and export of foreign invested enterprises. The fifth chapter considers the causes and prospects for growth in China-US and China-Japan trade. Chapters six and seven give an empirical analysis of VS and trade surplus, and a breakdown of VS per industry in Chinaprovinces. Finally, chapter eight considers rebalancing imports and exports in China.|
Title: Yunnan - A Chinese Bridgehead to Asia : a case study of China’s political and economic relations with its neighbours.
Call Number: DS793 . Y8S86 2013
Author: Tim Summers
The Chinese Government's five-year strategy for social and economic development to 2015 includes the aim of making the southwestern province of Yunnan a bridgehead for 'opening the country' to southeast Asia and south Asia. Yunnan - A Chinese Bridgehead to Asia traces the dynamic process which has led to this policy goal, a process through which Yunnan is being repositioned from a southwestern periphery of the People's Republic of China to a 'bridgehead' between China and its regional neighbors. It shows how this has been expressed in ideas and policy frameworks, involvement in regional institutions, infrastructure development, and changing trade and investment flows, from the 1980s to the present.
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