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Child Development (8th Edition)

Child Development (8th Edition)
Author: Laura E. Berk
ISBN 13: 9780205615599
ISBN 10: 205615597
Edition: 8
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2008-07-28
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 800
List Price: $183.40

Long considered THE standard text in child development, the Eighth Edition of this best-selling topical approach to child development continues its tradition of being the most current and comprehensive text available.

Laura Berk, renowned professor and researcher in the field of child development, has revised her Child Development text, adding new pedagogy, a heightened emphasis on the interplay between biology and environment, expanded coverage of culture, and an enhanced focus on education, health, and social issues, including many social policy topics addressed throughout the text. Berk’s revision provides contemporary and cohesive coverage on contexts for development, including but also extending beyond the family to peers, schooling, media, neighborhoods, communities, and societal values and priorities.


Berk (psychology, Illinois State U.) enters the textbook fray with a book for undergraduates--both majors and others. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)