The Legal Environment of Business Text and Cases

  • Filename: the-legal-environment-of-business-text-and-cases.
  • ISBN: 9781305142947
  • Release Date: 2014-01-01
  • Number of pages: 816
  • Author: Frank B. Cross
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning



Comprehensive, authoritative, and cutting-edge, THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS combines a classic black letter law approach with an interesting and accessible reader-friendly format. The cases, content, and features of the exciting new ninth edition have been thoroughly updated to represent the latest developments in the business law environment. An excellent assortment of cases ranges from precedent-setting landmarks to important recent decisions, and ethical, global, and corporate themes are integrated throughout. In addition, numerous features and exercises help you master the material and apply what you have learned to real-world issues, and the text offers an unmatched range of support resources, including innovative online study tools that help you work effectively and maximize your results. It's no wonder THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS is used by more colleges and universities than any other legal environment text. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Understandable Statistics Concepts and Methods

  • Filename: understandable-statistics-concepts-and-methods.
  • ISBN: 9781337119917
  • Release Date: 2016-12-05
  • Number of pages: 839
  • Author: Charles Henry Brase
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning



UNDERSTANDABLE STATISTICS: CONCEPTS AND METHODS, Twelfth Edition, is a thorough yet accessible program designed to help you overcome any apprehensions you may have about statistics and to master the subject. The authors provide clear guidance and informal advice while showing you the links between statistics and the world. To reinforce this approach—and make the material interesting as well as easier to understand—the book integrates real-life data from a variety of sources, including journals, periodicals, newspapers, and the Internet. You'll also have opportunities to develop your critical-thinking and statistical literacy skills through special features and exercises throughout the text. The use of graphing calculators, Excel, Minitab, Minitab ExpressTM, and SPSS is covered, although not required. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Internet of Things Applications From Research and Innovation to Market Deployment

  • Filename: internet-of-things-applications-from-research-and-innovation-to-market-deployment.
  • ISBN: 8793102941
  • Release Date: 2014-06-17
  • Number of pages: 372
  • Author: Ovidiu Vermesan
  • Publisher:



The book aims to provide a broad overview of various topics of Internet of Things from the research, innovation and development priorities to enabling technologies, nanoelectronics, cyber physical systems, architecture, interoperability and industrial applications. It is intended to be a standalone book in a series that covers the Internet of Things activities of the IERC - Internet of Things European Research Cluster from technology to international cooperation and the global "state of play." The book builds on the ideas put forward by the European research Cluster on the Internet of Things Strategic Research Agenda and presents global views and state of the art results on the challenges facing the research, development and deployment of IoT at the global level. Internet of Things is creating a revolutionary new paradigm, with opportunities in every industry from Health Care, Pharmaceuticals, Food and Beverage, Agriculture, Computer, Electronics Telecommunications, Automotive, Aeronautics, Transportation Energy and Retail to apply the massive potential of the IoT to achieving real-world solutions. The beneficiaries will include as well semiconductor companies, device and product companies, infrastructure software companies, application software companies, consulting companies, telecommunication and cloud service providers. IoT will create new revenues annually for these stakeholders, and potentially create substantial market share shakeups due to increased technology competition. The IoT will fuel technology innovation by creating the means for machines to communicate many different types of information with one another while contributing in the increased value of information created by the number of interconnections among things and the transformation of the processed information into knowledge shared into the Internet of Everything. The success of IoT depends strongly on enabling technology development, market acceptance and standardization, which provides interoperability, compatibility, reliability, and effective operations on a global scale. The connected devices are part of ecosystems connecting people, processes, data, and things which are communicating in the cloud using the increased storage and computing power and pushing for standardization of communication and metadata. In this context security, privacy, safety, trust have to be address by the product manufacturers through the life cycle of their products from design to the support processes. The IoT developments address the whole IoT spectrum - from devices at the edge to cloud and datacentres on the backend and everything in between, through ecosystems are created by industry, research and application stakeholders that enable real-world use cases to accelerate the Internet of Things and establish open interoperability standards and common architectures for IoT solutions. Enabling technologies such as nanoelectronics, sensors/actuators, cyber-physical systems, intelligent device management, smart gateways, telematics, smart network infrastructure, cloud computing and software technologies will create new products, new services, new interfaces by creating smart environments and smart spaces with applications ranging from Smart Cities, smart transport, buildings, energy, grid, to smart health and life.

The Principal as Instructional Leader

  • Filename: the-principal-as-instructional-leader.
  • ISBN: 9781596670600
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 193
  • Author: Sally J. Zepeda
  • Publisher: Eye On Education



This book is for anyone in a leadership role who is engaged in helping teachers improve their instructional practices. With classroom examples and practical insights, it provides a large set of tools and strategies to help you develop a faculty of highly qualified teachers.

Using Google Apps

  • Filename: using-google-apps.
  • ISBN: 1619602970
  • Release Date: 2013
  • Number of pages: 544
  • Author: Meghen Ehrich
  • Publisher: Goodheart-Willcox Pub



Using Google Apps gives students and instructors an opportunity to incorporate web-based software applications into daily computer use. By studying this text, students can learn the skills needed to be productive and efficient in their use of Google apps. Using Google Apps provides structured instruction for the basic concepts and skills associated with various Google apps. Each chapter builds on the previous chapter to offer sound instruction and user comprehension. Self-assessment opportunities are provided throughout to measure understanding and comprehension of what has been presented. Focus is placed on those tools used for communication, such as Google Mail, Google Chat, Google Sites, and Google Groups. Coverage is also included for collaboration (Google Drive), media (Picasa and Google News), and location (Google Maps). Through practical exercises, students are introduced to real-world applications of the tools.

The Handbook of Science and Technology Studies

  • Filename: the-handbook-of-science-and-technology-studies.
  • ISBN: 9780262083645
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 1065
  • Author: Edward J. Hackett
  • Publisher: MIT Press



Science and Technology Studies is a flourishing interdisciplinary field that examinesthe creation, development, and consequences of science and technology in their cultural, historical,and social contexts. The New Handbook of Science and Technology Studies provides a comprehensive andauthoritative overview of the field, reviewing current research and major theoretical andmethodological approaches and analyzing emergent issues in a form that is accessible to new andestablished scholars from a range of disciplines. Handbook chapters review the dominant theoreticalperspectives of STS, present the current state of research on a spectrum of topics in the field,analyze changes brought about by the commercialization of science, study interactions betweenscience and other institutions, examine the role of experts and the public in scientific andtechnological decision making, and consider the cultural and social dimensions of new technologies.The New Handbook of Science and Technology Studies is the third in a series of volumes sponsored bythe Society for Social Studies of Science that have defined the field of Science and TechnologyStudies. It will be an essential resource for scholars in that field as well as for those in suchneighboring disciplines as anthropology, history, philosophy, sociology, law, political science,feminist and critical theory, and literary studies.Edward J. Hackett is Professor in the School ofHuman Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University and Director of the Division of Socialand Economic Sciences at the U.S. National Science Foundation. Olga Amsterdamska teaches socialstudies of science, philosophy of science, and history of medicine in the Science and TechnologyStudies program at the University of Amsterdam. Michael Lynch is Professor of Science and TechnologyStudies at Cornell University. Judy Wajcman is Professor of Sociology in the Demography andSociology Program at Australia National University. Contributors Vincanne Adams, Warwick Anderson,Brian Balmer, Daneil Barben, Pablo Boczkowski, Steve Breyman, Massimiano Bucchi, Regula Burri, NancyCampbell, Adele E. Clarke, H.M. Collins, Susan E. Cozzens, Jennifer L. Croissant, Park Doing, JosephDumit, Steven Epstein, Henry Etzkowitz, Robert Evans, Erik Fisher, Stefan Fuchs, Sonia Gatchair,Ronald N. Giere, Thomas F. Gieryn, Namrata Gupta, David H. Guston, Adam Hedgecoe, Christopher R.Henke, David Hess, Linda Hogle, Alan Irwin, Sheila Jasanoff, Deborah G. Johnson, David Kaiser,William Keith, Carol Kemelgor, Kyung-Sup Kim, Andrew Lakoff, Bruno Latour, Leah A. Lievrouw,Margaret Lock, Brian Martin, Paul Martin, Philip Mirowski, Cyrus Mody, Federico Neresini, GonzaloOrdóñez, Nelly Oudshoorn, Trevor Pinch, Alex Preda, Brian Rappert, William Rehg, Marina Ranga,Cynthis Selin, Esther-Mirjam Sent, Steven Shapin, Sergio Sismondo, Laurel Smith-Doerr, MiriamSolomon, Susan Leigh Star, John Stone, Lucy Suchman, Anupit Supnithadnaporn, Charles Thorpe, StephenTurner, The Virtual Knowledge Studio, Jameson M. Wetmore, Sally Wyatt, Steven Yearley

Teaching 101

  • Filename: teaching-101.
  • ISBN: 0761939172
  • Release Date: 2003-12-15
  • Number of pages: 291
  • Author: Jeffrey Glanz
  • Publisher: Corwin Press



One of the most comprehensive introductions to teaching available, this book provides essential knowledge and skills for becoming an exceptional teacher at any level.

Karel J Robot

  • Filename: karel-j-robot.
  • ISBN: 0970579519
  • Release Date: 2005-02
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Joseph Bergin
  • Publisher:



"Karel J Robot" is an introduction to computer programming for novices. It uses the Java programming language to introduce the principles of object-oriented programming. It is the latest version in the "Karel The Robot" series, originally developed by Richard Pattis. It is a true successor to the original, emphasizing problem solving in a simple but "Turing Complete" and interesting virtual world. "Karel J Robot" stresses problem solving rather than language syntax. It has been shown to be an effective learning environment for novice programmers. A student able to do the exercises in this book, or one of its companions, is truly on his or her way to a deep understanding of programming. Learn to write sophisticated Java code in a few weeks. It is not a comprehensive treatment of Java, but emphasizes problem solving using objects, writing classes, and developing skill in algorithmic and polymorphic thinking. It goes beyond thinking of computing as just "if" and "while." The advantages pointed out by reviewers of "Karel J Robot" follow: "Karel J Robot" is an excellent introduction to modern computer science, without letting students get overwhelmed by the details of a programming language (even though it is real Java). KJR provides a framework for understanding Object-Oriented Programming from the very beginning. Students are encouraged to develop problem-solving skills by producing projects that solve very complex problems with a relatively small set of tools. Don Slater, Carnegie-Mellon University I have been successfully introducing students in grades 9 through 12 to programming using Karel for the past twenty years and "Karel J Robot" is the most effective version yet. Students love it They find principles of OOP (class design, constructors, methods, inheritance, polymorphism) come naturally to them, even before they learn about control structures. They discover recursive solutions without ever being taught recursion. Best of all, Karel is gender neutral --- both girls and boys are so involved and excited that I have to push them out the door and on to their next class when the period ends. Kathy Larson, Kingston High School, Kingston New York "Karel J Robot: A Gentle Introduction to the Art of Object-Oriented Programming in Java" takes you on a well-sequenced and thoughtful journey through the essential concepts in a first semester computer science course. Experience computer science at the level that it is most inspiring - the conceptual level. The visual environment will help you teach and your students learn because everyone will have immediate visual feedback, enabling them to see what they are doing. You will leave the Karel world with a deep understanding of polymorphism, inheritance, abstraction, modularization, and step-wise refinement, to name just a few topics. If you are an AP Computer Science teacher, you have just found the perfect guide to help ensure you do not lose sight of the forest (i.e., computer science) through the trees (i.e., the details of the language). Dave Wittry, Troy High School "Karel J Robot" provides an uncluttered setting for laying the foundation for all of the key OO concepts. The perfect "starter" for understanding objects, OO design and OO programming. Michael Goldweber, Xavier University

Social Network Data Analytics

  • Filename: social-network-data-analytics.
  • ISBN: 9781441984623
  • Release Date: 2011-03-18
  • Number of pages: 502
  • Author: Charu C. Aggarwal
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



Social network analysis applications have experienced tremendous advances within the last few years due in part to increasing trends towards users interacting with each other on the internet. Social networks are organized as graphs, and the data on social networks takes on the form of massive streams, which are mined for a variety of purposes. Social Network Data Analytics covers an important niche in the social network analytics field. This edited volume, contributed by prominent researchers in this field, presents a wide selection of topics on social network data mining such as Structural Properties of Social Networks, Algorithms for Structural Discovery of Social Networks and Content Analysis in Social Networks. This book is also unique in focussing on the data analytical aspects of social networks in the internet scenario, rather than the traditional sociology-driven emphasis prevalent in the existing books, which do not focus on the unique data-intensive characteristics of online social networks. Emphasis is placed on simplifying the content so that students and practitioners benefit from this book. This book targets advanced level students and researchers concentrating on computer science as a secondary text or reference book. Data mining, database, information security, electronic commerce and machine learning professionals will find this book a valuable asset, as well as primary associations such as ACM, IEEE and Management Science.

The Informed Writer

  • Filename: the-informed-writer.
  • ISBN: 0395687233
  • Release Date: 1995
  • Number of pages: 517
  • Author: Charles Bazerman
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division



Bazerman' s The Informed Writer teaches students to formulate original arguments through fourteen different kinds of writing activities, ranging from brief summaries to full-scale research papers. Students are encouraged to explore the close connection between writing and reading, as well as the social context for their writing. Student writing examples and two complete research papers model both MLA and APA styles.

The Foundations of Research

  • Filename: the-foundations-of-research.
  • ISBN: 9780230364905
  • Release Date: 2010-05-07
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Jonathan Grix
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan



This book offers advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students an accessible introduction to the foundations of research in the human sciences. It covers the tools, terminology and research perspectives that students need to know in order to engage in academic debate and successfully complete their long essays, dissertations and theses.

Cornerstones of Cost Accounting

  • Filename: cornerstones-of-cost-accounting.
  • ISBN: 9780538736787
  • Release Date: 2010-01-01
  • Number of pages: 1056
  • Author: Don Hansen
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning



Hansen/Mowen’s CORNERSTONES OF COST ACCOUNTING demonstrates the dynamic, exciting nature of cost accounting in today’s changing business environment. The text first covers functional-based cost and control and then activity-based cost systems, giving students the understanding and skills to manage any cost management system. Cornerstones examples throughout each chapter provide students with step-by-step coverage of the How, Why, and What Ifs of solving and mastering basic cost management concepts, while also getting at the conceptual understanding that students often struggle to grasp. This edition’s expansive coverage and consistent attention to technical detail provide a thorough, well-researched foundation for learning. It addresses the most recent influential topics and emerging processes affecting the discipline, including a chapter on productivity measurement and lean accounting and a focus on technology tools that positively impact internal costing practices. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Hidden Persuaders

  • Filename: the-hidden-persuaders.
  • ISBN: 097884310X
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Vance Packard
  • Publisher: Ig Pub



A discussion of how modern advertising attempts to control our thoughts and desires in order to make us buy the products it produces. Exploring the use of consumer motivational research and other psychological techniques, including subliminal tactics, this book shows how advertisers secretly manipulate mass desire for consumer goods and products. In addition, Packard also discusses advertising in politics, predicting the way image and personality rapidly came to overshadow real issues in the televised age.

The Power and Promise of Pathways

  • Filename: the-power-and-promise-of-pathways.
  • ISBN: 0996980334
  • Release Date: 2016-11-01
  • Number of pages: 350
  • Author: Hans Meeder
  • Publisher:



High school students are more fully engaged in their education and postsecondary decision-making when they understand the "real life" connections between education and future careers. The Power and Promise of Pathways: How to Prepare All American Students for Career and Life Success, written by the National Center for College and Career Transitions (NC3T) founder Hans Meeder, offers educators a comprehensive look at secondary pathways from the early planning stage to full implementation along with key issues relating to the transformation a pathways initiative brings to an entire community. Topics are presented with current research and best practice examples: Defining career and life readiness and why this is important. Developing a comprehensive pathways system that addresses six key components. Building a career development system that deeply impacts how students and their parents plan for postsecondary education and careers. Integrating college, career, and life readiness into exciting and engaging pathway programs that also address critical workforce needs and opportunities. Collaborating meaningfully with employer and community organizations in order to form mutually beneficial partnerships that offer opportunities for students to experience the world beyond school. Integrating dynamic teaching and learning approaches into pathway programs so that students also learn important life and employability skills.Hans Meeder is president of the National Center for College and Career Transitions, an organization that provides coaching and technical assistance for schools and communities involved in launching a college and career pathways system. Hans, former Deputy Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education, is an internationally recognized speaker and author with expertise in pathways, school reform, career and technical education, and STEM education.

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