Anthropology

Author: Michael S. Harris, Ph.D.,Douglas Broadfield, Ph.D.,BarCharts Inc., Staff

Publisher: Quickstudy

ISBN: 9781572228245

Category: Social Science

Page: 6

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Defines the most important aspects of various forms of anthropology, including archeology, cultural and biological anthropology. For students studying anthropology; most helpful for those in introductory anthropology.
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Sociology

Author: Barcharts, Inc.

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781423224358

Category:

Page: 6

View: 5397

The essentials of the systematic and scientific study of human social behavior, groups and society. Extremely easy to access, study by, and reference for students in college courses or students of the world around them.
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Roundtable Viewpoints: Physical Anthropology

Author: Elvio Angeloni,Mari Pritchard Parker,Lauren Arenson

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin

ISBN: 9780073515151

Category: Social Science

Page: 560

View: 8913

ROUNDTABLE VIEWPOINTS: PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY offers varying perspectives on important issues and provides readers with balanced and fair coverage of a topic to form their own opinion or to support their research. This reader is designed to address a number of different issues regarding physical anthropology. Each issue question is relevant to the topic and guides readers through the readings. The controversy and different views among the captivating readings is readily apparent to the reader and stimulates discussion. The 3-5 selections per issue are current, culled from a variety of sources, and relate to the most popular issues surrounding the topic. In addition to the issue questions and selections, ROUNDTABLE VIEWPOINTS: PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY includes an issue introduction; summary/overview; highlights; critical thinking; challenge questions; and additional reading and/or websites.
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You Owe Yourself a Drunk

An Ethnography of Urban Nomads

Author: James P. Spradley

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 1478610360

Category: Social Science

Page: 301

View: 8106

While You Owe Yourself a Drunk was far from the first anthropological study of a non-native population in North America, its appearance marked an early stage in an increasingly evident shift toward bringing anthropology home. Now available from Waveland Press, Spradleys carefully researched portrayal of skid row men in Seattle in the late sixties documents their treatment by jails and the legal system in a time before homelessness became a recognized problem. As a result of Spradleys elegant and impassioned writing, the book became a sharp challenge to politicians, policymakers, judges, police, and others inclined to punish people for the crime of poverty. The insights he gained from studying the tramp culture of Seattle ultimately were seen as highly significant in the treatment of recidivist alcoholics as well as in creating a more appropriate and human response to public drunkenness. This now-classic landmark study in urban ethnography stands as a shining example of the direct application of distinctly anthropological concepts and methods to address real-world problems. But more important, it represents a poignant challenge to society about our capacity to endure and accept nonconformity and social diversity. The Waveland reissue includes a valuable retrospective introduction by Merrill Singer.
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Math Review

Author: Barcharts, Inc.

Publisher: Quickstudy

ISBN: 9781423218715

Category: Mathematics

Page: 6

View: 4565

Take the mystery out of basic math with the latest edition of BarCharts' best-selling Math Review QuickStudy� guide. With updated content and an additional panel of information, Math Review includes hard-to-remember formulas and properties, along with numerous examples and illustrations to improve understanding. This comprehensive math guide will assist you way beyond your high school and college years.
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Biological Anthropology

Author: Michael Alan Park

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: 9780767425940

Category: Social Science

Page: 485

View: 950

This concise introduction to biological (physical) anthropology discusses the core areas of the discipline within a unique framework modeled on the scientific method. Each chapter poses questions that get at the heart of the field, answers them, and then re-examines them in the same way that scientists generate and test hypotheses.
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American History 2

Author: Barcharts, Inc.

Publisher: Quickstudy

ISBN: 9781423220282

Category: History

Page: 6

View: 6585

Prepare for your history exams or learn more about key events in American history with BarCharts' updated American History 2 QuickStudy� guide. Detailing the aftermath of the Civil War up to the War on Terror and the reelection of President Obama, this guide features timelines grouped by historical theme to give you a concise outline of major events in American history through multiple perspectives.
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Medical Interpreting and Cross-cultural Communication

Author: Claudia V. Angelelli

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139453950

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

View: 6234

When healthcare providers and patients do not speak the same language, medical interpreters are called in to help. In this book - the first ever ethnographic study of a bilingual hospital - Claudia Angelelli explores the role of medical interpreters, drawing on data from over 300 medical encounters and interviewing the interpreters themselves about the people for whom they interpret, their challenges, and how they characterize their role. Traditionally the interpreter has been viewed as a language conduit, with little power over the medical encounter or the relationship between patient and provider. This book presents an alternative view, considering the interpreter's agency and contextualizing the practice within an institution that is part of a larger society. Bringing together literature from social theory, social psychology and linguistic anthropology, this book will be welcomed by anyone who wants to discover the intricacies of medical interpreting firsthand; particularly researchers, communication specialists, policy makers and practitioners.
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Introduction to Physical Anthropology

Author: Robert Jurmain,Lynn Kilgore,Wenda Trevathan,Russell L. Ciochon,Eric Bartelink

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337515914

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

View: 4066

INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, presents the most up-to-date, balanced, and comprehensive introduction to the field, combining an engaging writing style and compelling visual content to bring the study of physical anthropology to life for today's students. With a focus on the big picture of human evolution, the 15th Edition helps students master the basic principles of the subject and arrive at an understanding of the human species and its place in the biological world. It continues to keep pace with changes in the field, with new material on genetic technology and other topics reflecting recent scientific findings, including recent fossil discoveries as well as ancient DNA research on Neanderthals, Denisovans, and modern humans. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Atlas of Human Anatomy

Author: Vincent Perez

Publisher: Quickstudy

ISBN: 9781423201724

Category: Medical

Page: 221

View: 8325

Contains full-color illustrations of fifteen human body systems, covering surface anatomy, joints and ligaments, the brain, the senses, the heart, origins and insertions, and the skeletal, muscular, nervous, digestive, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic, urogenital, and reproductive systems.
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Introduction to Physical Anthropology, 2013-2014 Edition

Author: Robert Jurmain,Lynn Kilgore,Wenda Trevathan,Russell L. Ciochon

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285061977

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 1061

INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY 2013-2014 Edition continues to present the most up-to-date, balanced, and comprehensive introduction to the field, combining an engaging writing style and compelling visual content to bring the study of physical anthropology to life for today's students. With a focus on the big picture of human evolution, the book helps readers master the basic principles of the subject and arrive at an understanding of the human species and its place in the biological world. This book continues to keep pace with changes in the field, with new material on genetic technology and other topics reflecting recent scientific findings. In this edition, the unifying concept of our connection to all life has been integrated as a framework for presenting the material throughout the text. 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.
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The Study of Sociology

Author: Herbert Spencer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology

Page: 411

View: 9261

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Spanish Grammar

Author: Barcharts, Inc.,Dora Romero

Publisher: Quickstudy

ISBN: 9781423219637

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 6

View: 393

BarCharts' best-selling Spanish Grammar guide has been updated and expanded! Learn the basics of Spanish grammar in our easily accessible format. Covering everything from rules of stress to the various verb categories and conjugations, this handy reference guide will help you master the hard-to-remember rules of Spanish grammar. This new edition features an additional panel of information, including more examples for easy comprehension.
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Engineering Formulas

Author: Beena Ajmera

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781423223597

Category: Engineering

Page: 6

View: 2158

Core engineering concepts defined with mathematical formulas and diagrams that will support an engineer in courses throughout their student years, as a refresher before certification testing, and as a handy reference throughout a professional career. Precise coverage and easy access makes this a valuable six pages in an immensely critical field of study and application. 6 page laminated guide includes: Statics: Vectors, Forces, Moments, Equilibrium, Centroids, Distributed Loads, Centers of Mass, Moments of Inertia Dynamics: Particle Kinematics, Particle Kinetics, Energy & Momentum Methods, Kinetics of Rigid Bodies, Plane Motion, Three Dimensional Kinetics Mechanics of Materials: Intro, Static Failure Theories, Variable Loading Failure Theories, Torsion, Beams, Columns Fluid Mechanics: Intro, One Dimensional Flows, Steady Incompressible Flow Through Pipes or Conduits, Impulse & Momentum, Multipath Pipelines, Flow in Open Channels, Measurements
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QuickStudy for Nursing

Author: BarCharts Inc,Deborah Raines

Publisher: Quickstudy

ISBN: 9781423202707

Category: Medical

Page: 127

View: 1711

QuickStudy Bookletss cover the key information on some of the toughest subjects today, helping students boost their grades. The QuickStudy Nursing booklet contains 144 full-color pages and includes: Nursing process, communication, patient education and much more! It measures 4.25" x 7.5," small enough to fit in a pocket.
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Anatomy

Author: BarCharts, Inc

Publisher: Quickstudy

ISBN: 9781423222781

Category: Medical

Page: 6

View: 475

Complete labeled illustrations of over 1,400 anatomical identifications. Loaded with beautifully illustrated diagrams clearly and concisely labeled for easy identification. Illustrations by award-winning medical illustrator Vincent Perez.
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The Broadview Anthology of Expository Prose - Third Canadian Edition

Author: Laura Buzzard,Don LePan,Nora Ruddock,Alexandria Stuart

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1554813468

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1120

View: 1245

The third Canadian edition of this anthology has been substantially revised and updated for a contemporary audience; a selection of classic essays from earlier eras has been retained, but the emphasis is very much on twenty-first-century expository writing. There is also a focus on issues of great importance in twenty-first-century Canada, such as climate change, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the Jian Ghomeshi trial, Facebook, police discrimination, trans rights, and postsecondary education in the humanities. Works of different lengths and levels of difficulty are represented, as are narrative, descriptive and persuasive essays—and, new to this edition, lyric essays. For the new edition there are also considerably more short pieces than ever before; a number of op-ed pieces are included, as are pieces from blogs and from online news sources. The representation of academic writing from several disciplines has been increased—and in some cases the anthology also includes news reports presenting the results of academic research to a general audience. Also new to this edition are essays from a wide range of the most celebrated prose writers of the modern era—from Susan Sontag, Eula Biss, and Michel Foucault to Anne Carson and Ta-Nehisi Coates. The anthology also offers increased diversity of representation—including, for example, a larger proportion of First Nations writers and women writers than previous Canadian editions. Unobtrusive explanatory notes appear at the bottom of the page, and each selection is preceded by a headnote that provides students with information regarding the context in which the piece was written. Each reading is also followed by questions for discussion. A unique feature is the inclusion of a set of additional notes on the anthology’s companion website—notes designed to be of particular help to EAL students and/or students who have little familiarity with Canadian culture. The anthology is accompanied by two companion websites. The student website features additional readings and interactive writing exercises (as well as the additional notes). The instructor website provides additional discussion questions and, for a number of the anthology selections, background information that may be of interest.
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CliffsQuickReview Sociology

Author: George D Zgourides

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544185137

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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CliffsQuickReview course guides cover the essentials of your toughest classes. Get a firm grip on core concepts and key material, and test your newfound knowledge with review questions. CliffsQuickReview Sociology provides you with an in-depth review of the principles of sociology — the scientific study of human groups and social behavior. Because sociology examines how social relationships influence people's attitudes and how societies form and change, sociology has an incredibly broad scope. This guide boils sociology down to easy-to-understand terms and concepts, and as you work your way through this reference, you'll be ready to tackle such concepts as The sociological perspective and research methods Cultures and societies, and socialization Social groups and organizations Deviance, crime, and social control Social and global stratification Race and ethnicity, and sex and gender Economics, politics, education, marriage, family, and alternative lifestyles Religion, health, medicine Social change and movements CliffsQuickReview Sociology acts as a supplement to your textbook and to classroom lectures. Use this reference in any way that fits your personal style for study and review — you decide what works best with your needs. You can read it from cover to cover, or just use it when you need important information and put it back on the shelf for later. With titles available for all the most popular high school and college courses, CliffsQuickReview guides are a comprehensive resource that can help you get the best possible grades.
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Annual Editions

Anthropology 03/04

Author: Elvio Angeloni

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin

ISBN: 9780072548518

Category: Social Science

Page: 237

View: 1569

This book] contains a variety of articles on contemporary issues in social and cultural anthropology . . . This anthology provides an opportunity to read firsthand accounts by anthropologists of their own research. [In the book] , the articles have been chosen from both professional and nonprofessional publications for the purpose of supplementing the standard textbook in cultural anthropology that is used in introductory courses. -To the reader.
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