Writing on the Job

A Norton Pocket Guide

Author: John C. Brereton,Margaret A. Mansfield

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393039696

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 217

View: 3828

Offers sample documents and stylistic advice for writing letters, memos, manuals, minutes, and resumes.
Posted in Business & Economics

Disaster Planning and Control

Author: William M. Kramer

Publisher: Fire Engineering Books

ISBN: 1593701896

Category: Political Science

Page: 462

View: 8512

In this new book, Bill Kramer examines the complexities of disaster planning and control, covering the concepts of disaster management, development of disaster and emergency operation plans, and much more. Through examples and case studies, the book is designed to allow the fire officer to study how the fire service has been involved with responding to various disasters and, by learning from the past and understanding the concepts presented, make a difference in the overall outcome of future events. Disaster Planning and Control will be an invaluable resource for anyone involved in disaster response--from the frontline worker to the highest elected official. This book is written to the FESHE model curriculum for the Disaster Planning and Recovery course.
Posted in Political Science

Healing Trauma: Attachment, Mind, Body and Brain (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology)

Author: Marion Solomon,Daniel J. Siegel

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393703967

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 357

View: 8067

Born out of the excitement of a convergence of ideas and passions, this book provides a synthesis of the work of researchers, clinicians, and theoreticians who are leaders in the field of trauma, attachment, and psychotherapy. As we move into the third millennium, the field of mental health is in an exciting position to bring together diverse ideas from a range of disciplines that illuminate our understanding of human experience: neurobiology, developmental psychology, traumatology, and systems theory. The contributors emphasize the ways in which the social environment, including relationships of childhood, adulthood, and the treatment milieu change aspects of the structure of the brain and ultimately alter the mind.
Posted in Family & Relationships

The Norton Introduction to Literature

Twelfth Edition

Author: Kelly J Mays

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393938921

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 2080

View: 9766

The Norton Introduction to Literature presents an engaging, balanced selection of literature to suit any course. Offering a thorough treatment of historical and critical context, the most comprehensive media package available, and a rich suite of tools to encourage close reading and thoughtful writing, the Shorter Twelfth Edition is unparalleled in its guidance of understanding, analyzing, and writing about literature.
Posted in Literary Criticism


Author: G.K. Chesterton

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 168149292X

Category: History

Page: 124

View: 7865

Hilaire Belloc called "Lepanto" Chesterton's greatest poem and the greatest poem of his generation. But not only have English classes neglected this masterpiece of rhyme and meter, History classes have neglected the story of the pivotal battle upon which the poem is based. This book brings together the poem, the historical background of the famous battle, a riveting account of the battle itself, and a discussion of its historical consequences. The poem is fully annotated, and is supplemented with two interesting essays by Chesterton himself. Well-known Chesterton expert, Dale Ahlquist, has gathered together all the insightful commentaries and explanatory notes. Here is the story behind the modern conflict between Christianity and Islam, between Protestant and Catholic Europe, and the origin of the Feast of the Holy Rosary. A fascinating blend of literature, history, religion and romance!
Posted in History

The Making of a Sonnet

A Norton Anthology

Author: Edward Hirsch,Eavan Boland

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393333534

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 510

View: 2237

An enlightening, celebratory anthology of the most classic and enduring of forms edited by two major poets.
Posted in Literary Criticism

The Bedford Handbook

Author: Diana Hacker,Nancy Sommers

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 9781457683039

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 960

View: 8459

The best college writers succeed because they practice writing, reading, thinking, and researching on a regular basis. The Bedford Handbook, Tenth Edition, fosters a culture of practice with how-to instruction for college writing tasks, with advice that allows students to pivot among disciplines, and with more print and digital activities than any other college writing resource. The tenth edition is our most practical ever. And because you have a wider range of college writers than ever before, the handbook offers more opportunities to personalize instruction and content. Adaptive quizzing, rhetorical grammar content, and a variety of flexible custom options make it easy to tailor the book to your students’ needs and your program’s needs in a way that no free Web content can. The Bedford Handbook can be packaged at a significant discount with one of two innovative digital products. Writer’s Help 2.0, Hacker Version is a complete online resource powered by smart search, which means students get the writing help they need even when they aren’t familiar with composition terms. It includes full searchable Hacker content, diagnostic tests, assigning and tracking tools, more than 300 exercises, and LearningCurve adaptive quizzing. LaunchPad Solo for Hacker Handbooks is a robust practice platform with nearly 400 exercises, activities, and LearningCurve quizzes. No matter how you choose to use The Bedford Handbook, you can depend on publisher support for training, workshops, and the personal service you’ve come to expect from Bedford/St. Martin’s.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

A Pocket Style Manual, 2016 MLA Update Edition

Author: Diana Hacker,Nancy Sommers

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1319106110

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

View: 333

THIS TITLE HAS BEEN UPDATED TO REFLECT THE 2016 MLA UPDATES! Our editorial team has updated this text based on content from The MLA Handbook, 8th Edition. Browse our catalog or contact your representative for a full listing of updated titles and packages, or to request a custom ISBN. Your students need clear, complete answers to their questions about research, writing, and grammar—and they often need them at a moment’s notice. As their teacher, you are their greatest resource, but you can’t be available 24/7. For help with work in class and at home and especially for questions at odd hours, students can turn to A Pocket Style Manual. The thoughtfully revised seventh edition makes it even easier for students to effectively and independently address their writing and research challenges. With 325 documentation models in four styles and coverage of drafting thesis statements, writing correctly and effectively, finding and evaluating sources, and writing research papers, A Pocket Style Manual supports writers across the disciplines. Our newest set of online materials, LaunchPad Solo, provides all the key tools and course-specific content that you need to teach your class. The LaunchPad Solo for A Pocket Style Manual includes exercises, sample student writing, and LearningCurve game-like adaptive quizzing. To package LaunchPad Solo free with A Pocket Style Manual, use ISBN 978-1-319-01282-3.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Peter Norton's Complete Guide to DOS 6.22

Author: Peter Norton

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780672306143

Category: Computers

Page: 1150

View: 6137

This classic bestseller continues in the tradition of Peter Norton's other helpful guides. His clear, friendly style solves the mystery of DOS so you can get your work done quickly. For those new to DOS, his introductions to the DOS shell and DOS commands get you up and running with ease. And if you already know DOS, advanced tips will help you take DOS to a new level of expertise.
Posted in Computers

The Longman Writer's Companion

Author: Chris M. Anson,Robert A. Schwegler,Marcia F. Muth

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780891811749

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 486

View: 9766

The Longman Writer's Companion, Fourth Edition, offers a unique emphasis on writing for different audiences, explores the connection between reading and writing, and presents superior writing across the curriculum coverage while also providing all the handbook basics. A comprehensive reference to writing, research, documentation, and grammar, The Longman Writer's Companion explores the differing audiences, purposes, and conventions of various communities of writers and readers, and offers students concrete strategies for adapting their writing to meet varying rhetorical situations
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

A Pocket Guide to College Success

Author: Jamie Shushan

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 9781319030896

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 6901

Short and to-the-point, A Pocket Guide to College Success, offers practical coverage on the topics typically covered in a full-size college success text, from academic skills like managing your time, critical thinking, and note taking to life skills such as money management, stress reduction, and pursuing your career path. The second edition of A Pocket Guide to College Success provides additional support on the transition to college as well as features new coverage on motivation, mindset, and goal-setting to help students be successful from the start. With even more emphasis on asking questions, this text focuses on helping students ask the right questions to the right people so that they can drive their own college success. Each new copy of the text can be packaged with LaunchPad for College Success, our online course space that includes videos, the LearningCurve adaptive online assessment tool, and more. A full package of instructional support materials provides instructors all the tools they will need to engage students in this course and increase student retention. Also available: ACES, a nationally norm-referenced student self-assessment of non-cognitive and cognitive skills.
Posted in Education

The Third Policeman

A Novel

Author: Flann O'Brien

Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press

ISBN: 9781564782144

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 7096

With the publication of The Third Policeman, Dalkey Archive Press now has all of O'Brien's fiction back in print.
Posted in Fiction


Reading, Writing, Interpretation

Author: Terence Brunk

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393975376

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 813

View: 1836

Literacies provides students with engaging selections on complex issues that resist easy answers.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

The Technical Writer's Companion

Author: Gerald J. Alred,Charles T. Brusaw,Walter E. Oliu

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 9780312259785

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 443

View: 460

This easy-to-use handbook — a concise version of the popular Handbook of Technical Writing — offers students a brief guide to the most common types of technical writing and communication, with help on using technology, creating formal reports and manuals, writing for the Web, and more. Spiral-bound and tabbed for quick reference, the new edition is briefer than ever and completely up to date.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

The Norton Reader

Author: Melissa Goldthwaite,Joseph Bizup,John Brereton,Linda Peterson

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393264111

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1200

View: 5427

The classic reader that has introduced millions of students to the essay as a genre.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Dispensary Life

A Survival Guide to Budtending in Cannabis-Legal States

Author: Bethany Weisbacher

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692074664


Page: 132

View: 5053

Future Budtenders, welcome to the guide of your dreams. If you have ever wondered if the cannabis industry was for you or had questions about how to begin, just open this manual to all the insiders' knowledge of what it is like to work in marijuana. Dispensary Life takes you through a portal of possibilities to Budtenders, Managers and future industry enthusiasts. Everything is explained throughout the guidebook from rules, regulations to sales tactics and customer service ideas specific to cannabis. Activate your constant learner and open your mind as your tour guide gives you detailed instructions for every step of the way. Educate yourself and others on marijuana tricks of the trade. Explore what it is like to enter a dispensary in a cannabis legal state and what they offer upon entrance. Find out about THC and CBD products offered within the retail space. Become a true cannabis connoisseur before beginning your future cannabis career.
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Essentials of Economics

Author: Paul Krugman,Robin Wells,Kathryn Graddy

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429218290

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 561

View: 7741

Check out preview content for Essentials of Economics here. Essentials of Economics brings the same captivating writing and innovative features of Krugman/Wells to the one-term economics course. Adapted by Kathryn Graddy, it is the ideal text for teaching basic economic principles, with enough real-world applications to help students see the applicability, but not so much detail as to overwhelm them. Watch a video interview of Paul Krugman here.
Posted in Business & Economics

The St. Martin's Guide to Writing

Author: Rise B. Axelrod,Charles R. Cooper

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312536127

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 852

View: 5903

This textbook provides instruction in college level rhetoric and writing. It offers readings, a research manual, a handbook and supports a range of approaches to teaching and learning, including collaboration, visual rhetoric, personal writing, writing about literature, writing in the community and the workplace, field research, portfolios, oral presentations, essay exams, and ESL. It contains step-by-step guides to writing specific kinds of essays -- remembering events, writing profiles, explaining a concept, finding common ground, arguing a position, proposing a solution, justifying an evaluation, speculating about causes, and interpreting stories. Because so much college writing requires strong argumentation skills, four of the assignment chapters focus on argumentative writing, and a separate strategies chapter covers theses, reasons and support, counterarguments, and logical fallacies. Three full chapters on research give students useful strategies not only for conducting field, library, and Internet research, but also for evaluating sources; deciding whether to quote, paraphrase, or summarize; avoiding plagiarism; and documenting sources. The authors have included 39 readings by well-known authors and various "fresh" voices, including 12 students, providing well-written examples of the different types of essays and papers that students might be asked to complete.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

Author: Neil deGrasse Tyson

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393609405

Category: Science

Page: 144

View: 2040

Over a year on the New York Times bestseller list and more than a million copies sold. The essential universe, from our most celebrated and beloved astrophysicist. What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There’s no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson. But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in tasty chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day. While you wait for your morning coffee to brew, for the bus, the train, or a plane to arrive, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry will reveal just what you need to be fluent and ready for the next cosmic headlines: from the Big Bang to black holes, from quarks to quantum mechanics, and from the search for planets to the search for life in the universe.
Posted in Science

The Stranger Beside Me

Author: Ann Rule

Publisher: Planet Ann Rule, LLC

ISBN: 1940018137

Category: True Crime

Page: 512

View: 5651

Utterly unique in its astonishing intimacy, as jarringly frightening as when it first appeared, Ann Rule's The Stranger Beside Me defies our expectation that we would surely know if a monster lived among us, worked alongside of us, appeared as one of us. With a slow chill that intensifies with each heart-pounding page, Rule describes her dawning awareness that Ted Bundy, her sensitive coworker on a crisis hotline, was one of the most prolific serial killers in America. He would confess to killing at least thirty-six young women from coast to coast, and was eventually executed for three of those cases. Drawing from their correspondence that endured until shortly before Bundy's death, and striking a seamless balance between her deeply personal perspective and her role as a crime reporter on the hunt for a savage serial killer -- the brilliant and charismatic Bundy, the man she thought she knew -- Rule changed the course of true-crime literature with this unforgettable chronicle.
Posted in True Crime