Your students are individuals. Do your teaching materials treat them that way? Feldman��s Understanding Psychology does. From an adaptive diagnostic tool that provides a GPS for learning to a reader-friendly modular organization, Feldman ensures that every student gains a better understanding of psychology.
Its new groundbreaking adaptive diagnostic tool generates a personalized study plan to help students ��know what they know�� while guiding them to understand and learn what they don��t know through engaging interactivities, exercises, and readings.
The thoroughly revised Tenth Edition continues with Bob Feldman��s accessible pedagogy, hallmark research, and focus on diversity in a flexible modules-within-chapters format.
This e-book contains 784 pages.
The past decade has seen an upsurge of interest in the application of evolutionary thinking to the study of human behavior. This introductory book provides an overview of the key theoretical principles of human sociobiology and evolutionary psychology and shows how they illuminate the ways humans think and behave. The book takes as one of its main premises the idea that we think, feel, and act in ways that once enhanced the reproductive success of our ancestors.
The book covers fundamental issues such as the origins and function of sexual reproduction, mating behavior, human mate choice, patterns of violence in families, altruistic behavior, the evolution of brain size and the origins of language, the modular mind, and the relationship between genes and culture. It also examines the larger implications of Darwinism for how we view ourselves as a species and our sense of ourselves as a moral animal. The book includes a valuable historical introduction to evolutionary theories of behavior and concludes with an examination of the social and political ramifications of evolutionary thought. It contains numerous diagrams and illustrations, comprehensive references, summaries, and suggestions for further reading.
This e-book contains 400 pages.
Concise Encyclopedia of Plant Pathology
An easy-to-use single reference source covering the full range
of subject areas associated with plant pathology!
This comprehensive volume covers the entire field of plant pathology. It does not merely define the numerous subjects covered (297 topics carefully arranged in 38 sections!) but describes them in detail. Each section of this book serves as a comprehensive overview of a given area, providing breadth of coverage for students and depth of coverage for research professionals.
In addition to providing a dictionary of plant pathological terms and a complete list of crop diseases, accepted names, synonyms, and anamorphic/telemorphic names of pathogens, the Concise Encyclopedia of Plant Pathology is an essential reference for:
the latest nomenclature and classification of each crop bacterial pathogen
the complete listing of crop fungal pathogens, with their revised systematic position and classification of viruses into species, genera, families, and orders
classification of phytoplasmas and spiroplasmas
disease assessment, remote sensing, and digital image analysis
molecular diagnostic tools, plant clinics, and forecasting models in depth
induced systemic resistance
molecular marker-assisted selection, pyramiding of genes, and durable resistance
genetic engineering and transgenic plants
in vitro selection of resistant varieties
three kingdoms containing fungal phyla and the most recent refined classification of fungal phyla based on molecular studies
bactericides and viricides
seed health testing
indexing plant-propagation materials
plant activators and plant extracts
molecular biology of host resistance
the complete list of fungicides, plus ready-formulated fungicide mixtures, classification and mode of action of fungicides, the spectrum of diseases controlled by each fungicide, a computer-based decision support system, fungicide resistance, and modern application equipment
and much, much more!
is eating chocolate so pleasurable? Can the function of just one small group of
chemicals really determine whether you are happy or sad? Does marijuana help to
improve your memory in old age? Is it really best to drink coffee if you want
to wake up and be alert? Why is a drug like PCP potentially lethal? Why does
drinking alcohol make you drowsy? Do cigarettes help to relieve anxiety? What
should you consume if you are having trouble staying in your chair and focusing
enough to get your work done? Why do treatments for the common cold make us
drowsy? Can eating less food preserve your brain? What are the possible side
effects of pills that claim to make your smarter? Why is it so hard to stop
smoking? Why did witches once believe that they could fly?
In this book, Gary Wenk demonstrates how, as a result of their effects on certain neurotransmitters concerned with behavior, everything we put into our bodies has very direct consequences for how we think, feel, and act. The chapters introduce each of the main neurotransmitters involved with behavior, discuss its role in the brain, present some background on how it is generally turned on and off, and explain ways to influence it through what we consume.
This e-book contains 196 pages.
If you are curious about Educational Psychology, this book is for you. You can read the chapters in any sequence, or you can start at the beginning, because this book provides myriad keys to the wonderful variety of themes in Educational Psychology today. Written by leading psychologists, researchers and practitioners, this book focuses on all the positive constructs in Educational Psychology and reflects on the wide range of strengths, assets and resources available to the educational psychologist. Each chapter presents an integrated overview, cutting-edge definitions of key concepts, quotations from professionals and students, and reflective questions to guide your practice. Written primarily by South Africans, this book is particularly relevant to the local environment and presents practical application strategies. Indigenous knowledge is infused with international perspectives, and equal emphasis is placed on the learner and on the social context, on assessment and intervention, and on theory and practice. The book is extremely accessible to students, but will also be invaluable for teachers, psychologists, researchers and health professionals.
This e-book contains 422 pages.
Now in a substantially revised second edition, this outstanding text gives students a solid grounding in clinical and experimental neuropsychology. The author is a leading authority whose engaging writing style and thorough yet concise coverage of brain localization, anatomy, and their links to cognitive function make the book ideal for undergraduate or graduate use. Reflecting over two decades of major advances in the field--including developments in basic science, assessment, rehabilitation, and clinical research--the text features a significant new section on neuroimaging and a new chapter on degenerative diseases and profound brain injury. It is illustrated with more than 60 figures, including six color plates.
This e-book contains 382 pages.
Human sexuality researchers often find themselves faced with questions that entail conceptual, methodological, or ethical issues for which their professional training or prior experience may not have prepared them. The goal of this handbook is to provide that guidance to students and professionals interested in the empirical study of human sexuality from behavioral and social scientific perspectives. It provides practical and concrete advice about conducting human sexuality research and addresses issues inherent to both general social scientific and specific human sexuality research.
This e-book contains 544 pages.
Does Freud still have something to teach us? The premise of this volume is that he most certainly does. Approaching Freud from not only the philosophical but also historical, psychoanalytical, anthropological, and sociological perspectives, the contributors show us how Freud gave us a new and powerful way to think about human thought and action. They consider the context of Freud's thought and the structure of his arguments to reveal how he made sense of ranges of experience generally neglected or misunderstood. All the central topics of Freud's work from sexuality and neurosis to morality, art, and culture are covered.
This e-book contains 368 pages.
This Encyclopedia of Agrophysics will provide up-to-date information on the physical properties and processes affecting the quality of the environment and plant production. It will be a "first-up" volume which will nicely complement the recently published Encyclopedia of Soil Science, (November 2007) which was published in the same series. In a single authoritative volume a collection of about 250 informative articles and ca 400 glossary terms covering all aspects of agrophysics will be presented. The authors will be renowned specialists in various aspects in agrophysics from a wide variety of countries. Agrophysics is important both for research and practical use not only in agriculture, but also in areas like environmental science, land reclamation, food processing etc. Agrophysics is a relatively new interdisciplinary field closely related to Agrochemistry, Agrobiology, Agroclimatology and Agroecology. Nowadays it has been fully accepted as an agricultural and environmental discipline. As such this Encyclopedia volume will be an indispensable working tool for scientists and practitioners from different disciplines, like agriculture, soil science, geosciences, environmental science, geography, and engineering.
Nanocatalysis is one of the most exciting subfields to
have emerged from nanoscience. Its central aim is the
control of chemical reactions by changing the size, dimensionality, chemical
composition and morphology of the reaction center and by changing the kinetics
using nanopatterning of the reaction centers. This
opens up new avenues for atom-by-atom design of nanocatalysts
with distinct and tunable chemical activity, specificity, and selectivity.
This book is intended to give a pedagogical and methodological overview of this exciting and growing field and to highlight specific examples of current research. In this way it serves both as a textbook for graduate students who plan to enter the field and as a reference work for scientists already active in this and related areas.
This e-book contains 514 pages.
This major revision of a bestselling text shows that soil is three-dimensional and dynamic. This concept is developed in the first two chapters and is built on throughout the book. Chapters 3 through 7 explore soil physical properties and water, with expanded coverage of tillage and traffic and an increased emphasis on water and wind erosion processes. Chapters 8 through 11 discuss the biological aspects of soils as well as their mineralogical and chemical properties. In Chapters 12 through 15, the general area of soil fertility and fertilizer use is covered. Other chapters examine soil genesis, taxonomy, geography, land use and soil survey, and land use interpretations. Finally in chapter 20, the importance of nonagronomic factors in the food population problem are discussed. Both English and metric units are used for crop yields, new figures and tables are included, summary statements are given at the end of the more difficult sections and at the end of each chapter, and non-agricultural examples and several computer applications are provided for reference.
This e-book contains 382 pages.
Evolution of Organ Systems
Systematics has developed rapidly during the past two decades. A multitude of new methods and contributions from a diversity of biological fields including molecular genetics and developmental biology have provided a wealth of phylogenetic hypotheses, some confirming traditional views others contradicting them. Despite such inconsistencies, it is now possible to recognize robust regions of a 'tree of life' and also to identify problematic areas which have yet to be resolved. This is the first book to apply the current state of phylogeny to an evolutionary interpretation of animal organ systems and body architecture, providing alternative theories in those cases of continuing controversy. Organs do not appear suddenly during evolution; instead they are composed of far simpler structures. In some cases it is even possible to trace particular molecules or physiological pathways as far back as pre-animal history. What emerges is a fascinating picture, showing how animals have combined ancestral and new elements in novel ways to form constantly changing responses to environmental requirements. The Evolution of Organ Systems starts with a general overview of current animal phylogeny, followed by review of general body organization including symmetry, anteroposterior axis, dorsoventral axis, germ layers, segmentation, and skeletons. Subsequent chapters then provide a detailed description of the individual organ systems themselves - integument, musculature, nervous system, sensory organs, body cavities, excretory system, circulatory system, respiratory system, intestinal system, gonads and gametes. Generously illustrated throughout, this accessible text is suitable for both upper level undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in animal evolution, organogenesis, animal anatomy, zoology and systematics. It will also be a valuable reference tool for those professional researchers in these fields requiring an authoritative, balanced and up-to-date overview of the topic.
to hook up your home theater system?
Want to fix it so your garage band rocks the neighborhood?
Want to solder the faulty wire on your old phonograph so you can play those 60s albums you’ve kept all this time?
Whether you’re a do–it–yourselfer , hobbyist, or student , this book will turn you on to real–world electronics. It quickly covers the essentials, and then focuses on the how–to instead of theory. It covers:
* Fundamental concepts such as circuits, schematics, voltage, safety, and more
* Tools of the trade, including multimeters, oscilloscopes, logic probes, and more
* Common electronic components (e.g. resistors, capacitors, transistors)
* Making circuits using breadboards and printed circuit boards
* Microcontrollers (implementation and programming)
Author Gordon McComb has more than a million copies of his books in print, including his bestselling Robot Builder’s Bonanza and VCRs and Camcorders For Dummies. He really connects with readers! With lots of photos and step–by–step explanations, this book will have you connecting electronic components in no time! In fact, it includes fun ideas for great projects you can build in 30 minutes or less. You’ll be amazed! Then you can tackle cool robot projects that will amaze your friends! (The book gives you lots to choose from.)
Students will find this a great reference and supplement to the typical dry, dull textbook. So whether you just want to bone up on electronics or want to get things hooked up, souped up, or fixed up,�?hether you’re interested in fixing old electronic equipment, understanding guitar fuzz amps, or tinkering with robots, Electronics For Dummies is your quick connection to the stuff you need to know.
Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics
The quickest way to
learn the hows and whys behind computing,
communications, robotics, entertainment devices, and
the force that makes them work
Great for preparing for licensing exams, previous editions of this guide have been prized by thousands of students and professionals for the book's uniquely thorough coverage, ranging from dc and ac concepts and circuits to semiconductors and integrated circuits. Packed with more than 500 learning-enhanced illustrations, practical examples, and self-quizzes and tests, this matchless reference:
* Helps you solve current-voltage-resistance-impedance problems and make power calculations
* Teaches simple circuit design and optimization of circuit efficiency
* Explains the theory behind advanced audio systems and amplifiers for live music
* Features practical new information on wireless technologies, computers, the Internet, and more
An essential book for the newcomer to electronics, this highly practical guide provides a thorough introduction to practical electronics and the basic principles of electronic components and circuitry. Owen Bishop, a leading international electronics author, takes a step-by-step approach, employing the minimum of mathematics, to create a text that is ideal for the student or enthusiast who has little previous knowledge of the subject area but wishes to find out more. The new edition has been thoroughly updated throughout, with many new illustrations and coverage of recent advances in electronics, including a chapter on microcontrollers - the simple programmable devices that are transforming electronics project work. A new section on test equipment reinforces the practical emphasis of the book.
Starr and McMillan's HUMAN BIOLOGY, 8th Edition presents the core areas of human biology with an emphasis on not only the internal world, but how we impact our external world. Highlighting biology's relevance, each chapter opens with an "Impacts, Issues" reading on a human biology-related issue currently in the news. Within the chapter, users then learn the basic concepts which help them think critically about these issues. In addition, each chapter's "How Would You Vote?" question invites users to explore current issues and deepen their understanding through online exercises. By the end of the chapter, learners are asked to "Explore on Your Own", and participate in activities showing the impact of the content on their lives.
Unless the geological, tectonic,
seismological and engineering aspects of earthquakes are mastered,
constructions will never be safe. A thorough knowledge of earthquake
geodynamics is also vital if the safety/cost ratio of all constructions is to
Containing contributions from renowned geoscientists with first-hand experience, this book discusses various aspects of earthquake geodynamics in seismically active regions. The chapters include lessons learnt from earthquakes that have struck urban areas during the past two decades and cover a wide variety of topics including the analysis of seismic sequences, the study of surficial deformation and geophysical techniques for microzonation purposes.
This e-book contains 187 pages.
With this Third Edition, the authors and contributors set a new standard for textbooks in the field by tailoring the study of plant physiology to virtually every student—providing the basics for introductory courses without sacrificing the more challenging material sought by upper-division and graduate-level students. Key pedagogical changes to the text will result in a shorter book.
Art of Electronics
This is the thoroughly revised and updated Second Edition of the hugely successful The Art of Electronics. Widely accepted as the single, authoritative text and reference on electronic circuit design, both analog and digital, this book has sold over 120,000 copies, and has been translated into eight languages. This book revolutionized the teaching of electronics by emphasizing the methods actually used by circuit designers--a combination of some basic laws, rules of thumb, and a large bag of tricks. The result is a largely nonmathematical treatment that encourages circuit intuition, brain storming, and simplified calculations of circuit values and performance. This completely new edition responds to the breakneck pace of change in electronics with totally rewritten chapters on microcomputers and microprocessors, substantially revised chapters on digital electronics, on op-amps and precision design, and on construction techniques. Every table has been revised, and many new ones have been added. The new Art of Electronics retains the feeling of informality and easy access that made the first edition so successful and popular.
Epic History of Biology
The search for our elusive human origins and an understanding of the mysteries of the human body have challenged the most inquisitive and imaginative thinkers from Egyptian times through the twentieth century. In The Epic History of Biology, Anthony Serafini - a distinguished philosopher and historian of science - regales the reader with the triumphs and failures of the geniuses of the life sciences.
The subtleties of the animal kingdom - anatomy, zoology, and reproduction - along with the complexities of the plant kingdom, have fascinated humanity as far back as 5000 years ago. Astounding ancient knowledge of the arcane curing powers of herbs as well as early experimentation with different chemical combinations for such purposes as mummification led to today's biological technology. Innovative pioneers such as Aristotle, Galen, Hippocrates, and Vesalius challenged the limits of knowledge and single-mindedly pursued their work, often in the face of blind superstition.
In superb, lyrical prose Serafini recreates the ideas and theories of these revolutionaries from ancient times through today, against the backdrop of the dogma and prejudices of their time. He explores the inspired revelations that gave birth to such discoveries as the controversial theory of evolution, the humble origins of genetics, the fantastic predictions of quantum mechanics, and the infinite promise of computer technology. Even today the biological sciences are undergoing rapid and kaleidoscopic changes. Every new insight gives rise to a myriad of new ethical questions and responsibilities. The Epic History of Biology confronts these issues head on and predicts the wondrous new directions biology will follow.
Basics of Biology (Basics of the Hard Sciences)
This volume provides students an introduction to the science of biology. It details the history of biology, as well as many of the field's basic theories and concepts for students. It demonstrates the modern tools and techniques that biologists use today. The book presents the most noteworthy discoveries in biology, including those that affect our daily lives, and easy experiments are provided for students to replicate for biology assignments or their own personal study. This volume is part of a four-volume series on the Basics of Hard Sciences. These volumes--Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics--will teach high school and college students everything they need to know to prepare research papers and classroom projects
Floral Diagrams: An Aid to Understanding Flower Morphology and Evolution
morphology remains the cornerstone for plant identification and studies of
plant evolution. This guide gives a global overview of the floral diversity of
the angiosperms through the use of detailed floral
diagrams. These schematic diagrams replace long
descriptions or complicated drawings as a tool for understanding
floral structure and evolution. They show important features of flowers, such as the relative positions of the
different organs, their fusion, symmetry, and structural
details. The relevance of the diagrams is discussed, and pertinent evolutionary
trends are illustrated. The range of plant species represented reflects the
most recent classification of flowering plants based
mainly on molecular data, which is expected to remain stable in the future.
This book is invaluable for researchers and students
working on plant structure, development and systematics,
as well as being an important resource for plant ecologists, evolutionary
botanists and horticulturists.
This practical guide to using and understanding floral diagrams will be an invaluable resource for students and researchers of plant structure, development and systematics. Flower morphology and floral diagrams are introduced before an overview of the floral diversity of the angiosperms is given through the use of detailed floral diagrams.
Of Minds and Molecules is the first anthology devoted exclusively to work in the philosophy of chemistry. The essays, written by both chemists and philosophers, adopt distinctive philosophical perspectives on chemistry and collectively offer both a conceptualization of and a justification for this emerging field.
Chemicals, both helpful and harmful, affect our everyday lives. From cosmetics to medications to cleansers to lighting, automotive, and office products, each is composed of a complex blending of elements to perform a specific task. This book analyzes over 100 groups of products, identifying the specific chemical composition of a product, the historical use of the product, how it functions, and any associated environmental and/or human health issues. Ten laboratory exercises provide students with the opportunity to observe these chemicals "in action." Readers will learn which chemical elements are in everyday products and how they may affect health and environment, assisting them in making educated choices as consumers Products analyzed include: Soaps and laundry products; cosmetics and bathroom products; health and medical products; baby products; cleaning products; lighting; common household and lawn products; automotive and general repair products; common materials [paper, plastic cement, spray paint] and office supply products.
The subject of inorganic chemistry deals
with chemical compounds that do not contain hydrocarbon radicals. It is the specialised branch of chemistry and is the complex one.
it a tremendous task, to present the dictionary in such a way that it is well received by the community who are very much concerned with the subject. This dictionary is infact, is formulated
in such a way that everybody, either s/he is a student, a teacher or a researcher. This dictionary contains .more than 2000 well researched, ,exhaustively and are precisely explained.
The descriptions are described in the simplest of the language. Many of the terms in the dictionary are also supplemented with the visual representations. These visual representations
help the readers to grasp the point behind the definitions very easily and without any fuss. These visual representations provide supplementary knowledge to the readers rather than emphasising what already is given in the text. This different methodology will certainly help the readers of this dictionary to get an edge over others who are pursuing different paths.
All in all with so much of hard work being involved in the formulation of this book, we hope that this venture will certainly find it's niche in the reader's mind and reader will find it their best companion in their quest of exploring the field of Inorganic Chemistry. This e-book looks like Xeroxed copy of the original.
This e-book contains 200 pages.
High School Biology Tutor
Specifically designed for high school students taking introductory and college-prep biology courses. Topics covered include life processes; principles of ecology; cell structure and function; genetics; a complete overview of the protista, fungi, plant, and animal kingdoms; and an in-depth section on human anatomy. This is a study aid that the biology student will not want to be without.
Introduction to Plant Structure and Development: Plant Anatomy for the Twenty-First Century (2nd Edition)
A plant anatomy textbook unlike any other on the market today. Carol A. Peterson described the first edition as 'the best book on the subject of plant anatomy since the texts of Esau'. Traditional plant anatomy texts include primarily descriptive aspects of structure, this book not only provides a comprehensive coverage of plant structure, but also introduces aspects of the mechanisms of development, especially the genetic and hormonal controls, and the roles of plasmodesmata and the cytoskeleton. The evolution of plant structure and the relationship between structure and function are also discussed throughout. Includes extensive bibliographies at the end of each chapter. It provides students with an introduction to many of the exciting, contemporary areas at the forefront of research in the development of plant structure and prepares them for future roles in teaching and research in plant anatomy.