Language: The Basics


Author: R.L. Trask
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134635982
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 264
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What makes human language unique? Do women speak differently from men? Just what is the meaning of "meaning"? Language: The Basics provides a concise introduction to the study of language. Written in an engaging and entertaining style, it encourages the reader to think about the way language works. It features: * chapters on 'Language in Use', 'Attitudes to Language', 'Children and Language' and 'Language, Mind and Brain' * a section on sign language * a glossary of key terms * handy annotated guides to further reading. Providing an accessible overview of a fascinating subject, this is an essential book for all students and anyone who's ever been accused of splitting an infinitive.

MRI: The Basics

The Basics
Author: Ray Hashman Hashemi,William G. Bradley,Christopher J. Lisanti
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 1451148712
Category: Medical
Page: 400
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Now in its updated Third Edition, MRI: The Basics is an easy-to-read, clinically relevant introduction to the physics behind MR imaging. The book features large-size, legible equations, state-of-the-art images, instructive diagrams, and questions and answers that are ideal for board review. The American Journal of Radiology praised the previous edition as "an excellent text for introducing the basic concepts to individuals interested in clinical MRI." This edition spans the gamut from basic physics to multi-use MR options to specific applications, and has dozens of new images. Coverage reflects the latest advances in MRI and includes completely new chapters on k-space, parallel imaging, cardiac MRI, and MR spectroscopy.

Epidemiology


Author: Moyses Szklo,Javier Nieto
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449604692
Category: Education
Page: 515
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This book is specifically designed to expand reader knowledge while avoiding complex statistical formulations. Emphasizing the quantitative issues of epidemiology, this book focuses on study design, measures of association, interaction, research assessment, and other methods and practice. The Second Edition takes readers who have a good understanding of basic epidemiological principles through more rigorous discussions of concepts and methods.

Politics, the Basics


Author: Stephen D. Tansey
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415303286
Category: Political Science
Page: 270
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This is an introduction to politics for those who wish to know what it's all about and why they should study it. It is designed to trigger the imagination of readers and encourage them to look for politics beyond the usual narrow definition.

Literary Theory: The Basics


Author: Hans Bertens
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135052972
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 280
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This third edition of Hans Bertens’ bestselling book is an essential guide to the often confusing and complicated world of literary theory. Exploring a broad range of topics from Marxist and feminist criticism to postmodernism and new historicism Literary Theory: The Basics covers contemporary topics including: reception theory and reader response theory the new criticism of postmodernism the ‘after theory’ debate post-humanism, biopolitics and animal studies aesthetics Literary Theory: The Basics helps readers to approach the many theories and debates in this field with confidence. Now with updated case studies and further reading this is an essential purchase for anyone who strives to understand literary theory today.

The Internet

The Basics
Author: Jason Whittaker
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415257466
Category: Computers
Page: 228
View: 1913
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The Internet: The Basicsprovides a concise and clearly written introduction to the study of the internet. Covering its practical application as a tool for research, as well as issues for communicating and designing for the web, this book also questions the ways in which the internet has changed our cultures, societies and identities. The areas covered in this book include: * the history and development of the internet * how it works * how to use it for research and communication * advice on good design practice for the web * how regulation is changing to deal with the new media, as well as questions of ethics * how the internet is changing our social, political, psychological and economic relations with others. The Internet: The Basicsis a non-technical, comprehensive guide to the internet, covering all aspects of the medium and its cultural and practical effects that will be of interest to anyone thinking of studying the subject.

Translation: The Basics


Author: Juliane House
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351590510
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 210
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Translation: The Basics is an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the study of translation. Combining traditional text-based views with the context of translation in its widest sense, it presents an integrated approach to methodology in order to critically address influences such as power and gender, as well as cultural, ethical, political and ideological issues. Answering such questions as: How can translations be approached? Do social issues and culture play a part in translations? How does a translation relate to the original work? What effect has globalization had on translation? What are the core concerns of professional translators? Key theoretical issues are explained with reference to a range of case studies, suggestions for further reading and a detailed glossary of terms, making this the essential guide for anyone studying translation and translation studies.

The City

The Basics
Author: Kevin Archer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415670802
Category: Science
Page: 219
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The City: The Basics provides a brief yet compelling overview of the study of cities and city life. The book draws on a range of perspectives – economic, political, cultural, and environmental aspects are all considered – to provide a broad comparison of the evolution of cities in the rich Global North and the poorer Global South. Topics covered in the book include: a brief history of cities from ancient times to the post-modern present the differences between "global cities" in the North and "megacities" in the South the environmental impact of urban life and the idea of sustainable cities urban planning, urban politics and urban poverty. Featuring suggestions for further reading, recommended websites and a number of maps and illustrations, this is the ideal starting point for those interested in any aspect of cities or urban studies.

Back to the Basics


Author: Darl Duffey-Oats
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1606471287
Category: Religion
Page: 144
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Back To The Basics (BTTB) is a nine-month weekly program that focuses on a step-by- step method based on fundamental development skills that will enhance and guide the child/student in reaching their full potential. Darl Duffey-Oats is the mother of three children. She has over 20 years of teaching experience. Darl's professional career and public service experience includes extensive work in the educational field, not only assessing children's needs, but also as a classroom educator. She has served as a California Early Childhood Education Mentor Teacher, Director and Owner of a Child Development Center, Motivational Speaker, Coordinator of youth programs in both the public and private sector, and also has worked with special needs children. Darl's array of experience, successes, and life accomplishments are unique nuggets of gold that she shares in this curriculum book.

Blues

The Basics
Author: Dick Weissman
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415970686
Category: Music
Page: 206
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A brief introduction to a century of the blues, the players, the music, and the styles that make blues an enduring and well-loved musical style.

The Basics of Biology


Author: Carol Leth Stone
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313317866
Category: Science
Page: 280
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An introduction to biology describes the discipline's history, explains its basic theories and concepts, demonstrates modern methods and research tools, and discusses noteworthy discoveries.

The Basics of Chemistry


Author: Richard Myers
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313316647
Category: Science
Page: 373
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Written for students beginning a formal study of chemistry, this volume encompasses many different topics in and approaches to introductory chemistry. Chapters are devoted to topics such as the atom, elements and the periodic table, bonding, equilibrium and kinetics, solutions, acids and bases, and chemical reactions. Several chapters discuss broad areas of chemistry including organic chemistry, biochemistry, environmental chemistry, and industrial chemistry. Illustrations and diagrams help the student understand chemical structures and reactions, and numerous tables present a wealth of reference information. The historical developments of chemical concepts are traced, and biographical information is provided on key individuals responsible for the development of modern chemistry. Appendices include an extensive bibliography, a glossary of over 400 chemical terms, an overview of Nobel laureates in chemistry, and an element reference table. This book will be of use not only to students, but also to anyone seeking an overview of the field. Teachers of all grades can use Basics of Chemistry as a practical general reference.

Tragedy: The Basics


Author: Sean McEvoy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317629884
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 190
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Tragedy: The Basics is an accessible and up-to-date introduction to dramatic tragedy. A comprehensive guide for anyone undertaking a study of the genre, it provides a chronological overview and history of tragic theory. Covering tragedy from the classics to the present day, it explains the contextual and theoretical issues which affect the interpretation of tragedy, examining popularly studied key plays in order to show historical change. Including a glossary of key terms and suggestions for further reading, Tragedy: The Basics is an ideal starting point for anyone studying tragedy in literature or theatre studies.

Religion: The Basics


Author: Malory Nye
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134502702
Category: Religion
Page: 304
View: 995
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Is religion the same as culture? How does it fit with life in the modern world? Do you have to 'believe' to be part of one? From televangelism in the American South to the wearing of hijab in Britain and Egypt; from the rise of paganism to the aftermath of September 11th, this accessible guide looks at the ways in which religion interacts with the everyday world in which we live. A comprehensive introduction to the world of religion, it includes: * religion and culture * how power operates in religion * gender issues * the role of belief, rituals, and religious texts * religion in the contemporary world Religion: The Basics offers an invaluable and up-to-date overview for anyone wanting to find out more about this fascinating subject.

Religion

The Basics
Author: Malory Nye
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415263788
Category: Religion
Page: 227
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Is religion the same as culture? How does it fit with life in the modern world? Do you have to 'believe' to be part of one? From televangelism in the American South to the wearing of hijab in Britain and Egypt; from the rise of paganism to the aftermath of September 11th, this accessible guide looks at the ways in which religion interacts with the everyday world in which we live. A comprehensive introduction to the world of religion, it includes: * religion and culture * how power operates in religion * gender issues * the role of belief, rituals, and religious texts * religion in the contemporary world Religion: The Basics offers an invaluable and up-to-date overview for anyone wanting to find out more about this fascinating subject.

Philosophy

The Basics
Author: Nigel Warburton
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415146944
Category: Philosophy
Page: 178
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An introduction to the study of philosophy with discussions on several topics including God, politics, science and art.

Education

The Basics
Author: Kay Wood
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415589541
Category: Education
Page: 170
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@text: Everyone knows that education is important, we are confronted daily by discussion of it in the media and by politicians, but how much do we really know about education? Education: The Basics is a lively and engaging introduction to education as an academic subject, taking into account both theory and practice. Covering the schooling system, the nature of knowledge and methods of teaching, this book analyses the viewpoints of both teachers and pupils. Key questions are answered, including: What is education and what is it for? Where does education take place? How do we learn? Who are the students? What is being taught in schools and universities and why? What is the state of education across the world? With further reading throughout, Education: The Basics is essential for all those embarking on undergraduate courses in Education and Education Studies, and for those with an involvement in teaching at all levels.

The Basics of Sociology


Author: Kathy S. Stolley
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313323874
Category: Social Science
Page: 302
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Provides an introduction to core concepts in sociology. Presents both classic studies and current references to illustrate sociological concepts. Examines what sociology is, why sociology is important, and why we study it. Demonstrates how various social forces impact our lives and form our social experiences.

Poetry: The Basics


Author: Jeffrey Wainwright
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317585259
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 264
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Now in its third edition Poetry: The Basics remains an engaging exploration of the world of poetry. Drawing on examples ranging from Chaucer to children's rhymes, Cole Porter to Carol Ann Duffy, and from around the English-speaking world, it shows how any reader can understand and gain more pleasure from poetry. Exploring poetry’s relationship to everyday language and introducing major genres and technical aspects in an accessible way, it is a clear introduction to how different types of poetry work through the study of details and of whole poems. With a revised chapter on the different practices and ideas in the writing of poetry now, including sections on film poetry and digital poetics, this is a must read for all students of English Literature.

The Basics of Social Research


Author: Earl Babbie
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495094684
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 576
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This thorough revision of Babbie's standard-setting book presents a succinct, straightforward introduction to the field of research methods as practiced by social scientists. Contemporary examples+such as terrorism, Alzheimer's disease, anti-gay prejudice and education, and the legalization of marijuana make this Fourth Edition thoroughly fascinating as it introduces you to the how-tos and whys of social research methods. The book's new qualitative coverage combined with its already strong quantitative material makes this new edition Babbie's best yet. Babbie, long respected in the field and renowned for his engaging and friendly writing style, gives you the tools you need for understanding social research methods and for applying these concepts both inside and outside the classroom+as a researcher and as a consumer of research. With a strong emphasis on ethics and additional qualitative material, this Fourth Edition is authoritative yet student-friendly . . . and engaging enough to help you connect the dots between the world of social research and the real world. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.