Environmental History is about looking at the past as if the environment matters. American History is about looking at the past of not only the United States, but of both the American continents. This wider view is especially important when we realize that people occupied the Americas for over 15,000 years before Europeans arrived and that when the came to the Americas, Europeans focused their interest for centuries on areas that are not part of the current United States. As we get closer to the present, we will focus more on the U.S., but weâ€™ll try to remind ourselves from time to time that weâ€™re not the only nation in the Americas by considering how other nations have experienced and affected the environment.
Economics for the Greater Good teaches the central concepts of economics through applications to global challenges and domestic public policy issues. The chapters introduce and apply key economic concepts such as production or supply and demand to challenges including hunger, homelessness, poverty, trade, pollution, crime, discrimination, and health care.
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This textbook addresses legal issues relevant to librarians, archivists, and information technologists. Topics covered include copyright and intellectual property, contracts and licensing, FOIA, open meetings acts, bonds and millages, NAGPRA, and federal library legislation.
A retired master teacher of English and Comparative Literature teams up with his son, a History professor, on a new version of the writing manual he wrote and used for decades at the University of California, Davis.
These materials are used as part of an active learning course, and the interplay between in-class activities that allow students to explore and discover ideas and a more formulaic study of the necessary computations is important. Each chapter has suggestions for active learning problem-solving activities designed to develop higher-order thinking skills. The video lessons in the chapter sections address a second objective, the skill-building component of mathematics. Can you successfully carry out the calculations necessary to find answers to a variety of applications? Conceptual understanding of the material is important, and instructors are encouraged make use of activities that help students advance the computational skills developed in the video lessons.
Understanding Media and Culture: An Introduction to Mass Communication, will support an engaging and interesting course experience for students that will not only show them the powerful social, political and economic forces will affect the future of media technology, but will challenge students to do their part in shaping that future. For questions about this textbook please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a book for private woodland owners in the Midwest that want to be stewards of their woods. This book is designed to help woodland owners identify goals for their property and work with a professional forester to choose the management practices that will help meet those goals.
Writing Boxes: The Reading/Writing Connection in Libraries is a guidebook and source of programming inspiration for all librarians working with early to young adult readers. Librarians will find thematic, easy to implement, hour-long writing workshops that require only paper, markers, and excited young writers. Writing Boxes further explores the essential connection between reading and writing by pairing each workshop with mentor texts to model writing, providing librarians with exemplary books to spark writing responses across genres, formats, and curricula.