Are you feeling a little rusty with your social studies content knowledge? This brief primer, Social Studies Content for Elementary and Middle School... Teachers, Second Edition, is just what you need. It provides a helpful overview of both U.S. and world history, in addition to basic knowledge in geography, economics, and civics. The wide history coverage will allow you to see historical events in overall context, provides an overview for planning, and will help you answer student questions confidently. Geography, economics, and civics concepts are clearly explained, so the book will be helpful when used in writing lesson plans. Check out the resources lists that include relevant Websites, student literature, . major subject area organizations, museums, and U.S. government sites. Finally, an extensive index allows you to look up subjects and answers at a glance.
The eighth edition of the highly regarded botany textbook Raven Biology of Plants by Ray F. Evert and Susan E. Eichhorn offers the most significant... revision in the book's history. Every topic has been updated with information from the most recent primary literature. The chapters have been carefully reorganized, with extensive updating of the Diversity Section and the Angiosperm Plant Body Section. The text also includes new photos, illustrations and chapter openers, making the text even more accessible and engaging. Biology of Plants presents an emphasis on the interrelationships of growth and development, structure and function, and evolution and ecology. A highlight of the new edition is a set of 8 new ecology essays that showcase ecologically relevant stories to bring the concepts to life. They cover a range of topics, from "Google Earth: A Tool for Discovering and Protecting Biodiversity" to the "Doomsday Seed Vault: Securing Crop Diversity" and "Green Roofs: A Cool Alternative". In addition, a number of supplements will support both you and your students in using Biology of Plants to its full potential.
"Passionate, cantankerous, and fascinating. Rather like Korea itself."--Nicholas D. Kristof, New York Times Book ReviewKorea has endured a "fractured,... shattered twentieth century," and this updated edition brings Bruce Cumings's leading history of the modern era into the present. The small country, overshadowed in the imperial era, crammed against great powers during the Cold War, and divided and decimated by the Korean War, has recently seen the first real hints of reunification. But positive movements forward are tempered by frustrating steps backward. In the late 1990s South Korea survived its most severe economic crisis since the Korean War, forcing a successful restructuring of its political economy. Suffering through floods, droughts, and a famine that cost the lives of millions of people, North Korea has been labeled part of an "axis of evil" by the George W. Bush administration and has renewed its nuclear threats. On both sides Korea seems poised to continue its fractured existence on into the new century, with potential ramifications for the rest of the world. 25 illustrations
To represent the past century of Korean fiction, this definitive collection extends beyond familiar writers, challenges cultural norms, and crosses... political borders. By inlcuding stories from neglected female, North Korean, and wolbuk writers (those who migrated to the North after 1945 and whose works were widely banned in South Korea) and by bringing politically engaged works together with experimental ones, this anthology articulates the ruptures and resolutions that have makred the peninsula.From sketches of desperate peasants in straitened circumstances to fast-moving, visceral tales of contemporary South Korea, the works in this collection bear witness to the dramatic transformations and events in twentieth-century Korean history, including Japanese colonial rule, civil war, and economic modernization in the South. The writers explore these developments through a variety of literary and political lenses, revealing wtih precision and poignancy their impact on Korean society and the lives of ordinary Koreans. This anthology includes an introduction, which synthesizes the key developments in modern Korean literature, and a comprehensive bibliography of Korean fiction in translation.
Robbins/Judge presents current, relevant research in a clear, reader-friendly writing style. Globally accepted and written by one of the most... foremost authors in the field, this is a necessary read for all managers, human resource workers, and anyone needing to understand and improve their people skills.
Considered the most valuable reference tool available to the legal community, Black's Pocket Dictionary provides more than 13,000 clear, concise, and... precise definitions. The essential companion dictionary to the Standard edition and as a stand-alone tool, Black's Pocket Dictionary also includes a dictionary guide and the complete U.S. Constitution. Black's is cited by judges and lawyers more than any other legal dictionary, comes recommended by law faculty, and is available in the pocket format and a variety of other useful editions.
Written by the best known and most trusted name in the ColdFusion community, Ben Forta, The ColdFusion Web Application Construction Kit is the... best-selling ColdFusion series of all time - the books that most ColdFusion developers used to learn the product. This Getting Started volume starts with Web and Internet fundamentals and database concepts and design, and then progresses to topics including creating data-driven pages, building complete applications, implementing security mechanisms, integrating with e-mail, building reusable functions and components, generating data-driven reports and graphs, building Ajax-powered user interfaces, and much more. Complete coverage of ColdFusion 9 continues in "Volume 2, Application Development" (ISBN:0321679199) and "Volume 3, Advanced Application Development" (ISBN:0321679202).
A clear explanation of the organization, structure and processes involved in IRS practice. The latest IRS developments are explained and reproductions... of official letters, forms and notices used by the IRS are included. The textbook includes plenty of real-life illustrations and examples. Coverage includes: Ethics; IRS structure and procedures; Penalties and the statute of limitations; Criminal investment division.
Learn to prepare and use financial statements with numerous actual examples, current cases, and financial statements from real companies like Nike and... Best Buy, that keep financial accounting interesting and relevant.
This authoritative guide provides all the pedagogical, historical, and technical material necessary for the successful instruction of brass. Chapters... discuss the historical development of individual brass instruments and focus on technique, including guidance for teachers and a complete method for brass playing. Individual instrument chapters include lists of recommended study material and reference sources. An audio CD of concert-hall recordings of all the exercises in the book is new to this edition.