Conspiracy theories are a part of the human condition. Everyone believes at least one, but given the number of conspiracy theories, it is more likely that everyone believes a few. Some people have a worldview defined by them. Conspiracy theories are just another reminder that people disagree about many things, including truth. These disagreements have always existed and always will. We have to live with conspiracy theories and with the people who believe them. The only way to do this is have compassion and tolerance for others, and to hold our own beliefs to high standards. This book introduces students to the research into conspiracy theories and the people who propagate and believe them. In doing so, it addresses the psychological, sociological, and political sources of conspiracy theorizing Uscinski rigorously analyzes the most current arguments and evidence while providing numerous real-world examples so students can contextualize the current debates. Each chapter addresses important current questions, provides conceptual tools, defines important terms, and introduces the appropriate methods of analysis.
Students and math professors looking for a calculus resource that sparks curiosity and engages them will appreciate this new book. Through demonstration and exercises, it shows them how to read equations. It uses a blend of traditional and reform emphases to develop intuition. Narrative and exercises present calculus as a single, unified subject. Color is used to help them identify and interpret the parts of a mathematical model. In addition, formal proofs are preceded with informal discussions that focus on the ideas about to be presented. Then the proofs are discussed in a way that helps scientists and engineers interpret the details of the argument.
Investigating Culture offers an innovative approach to understanding culture as a constructed phenomenon open to investigation of its implicit premises and explicit forms. Provides a refreshing alternative to traditional textbooks by challenging students to think in new ways and to apply these ideas to their own lives Focuses on the ways that humans orient themselves, e.g., in space and time, according to language, food, the body, and the symbols provided by public myth and ritual Each chapter includes: an introduction framing the central issues, examples from a range of cultures, a selected reading or two, additional suggested readings, and exercises
Building a Foundation with an Integrated Learning Experience. At its core, Introductory Chemistry is the result of a unique author vision to develop a robust combination of text and digital resources that motivate and build student confidence while providing a foundation for their success. Kevin Revell knows and understands students today. His thoughtful narrative/video/interactive program works seamlessly to provide the most accessible and engaging set of resources for introductory chemistry available. The same author voice is mirrored in all print and digital content, allowing students flexibility and ensuring a fully supported learning experience--whether using a book or going completely digital! Building a Foundation for Retention and Success. Introductory Chemistry introduces students to chemistry with an exceptionally engaging writing style that not only promotes understanding but uses devices like storytelling and analogies to help students learn at a deeper level and retain concepts. Interactive activities and online tutorials offer students targeted, hands-on practice with the most difficult concepts in the course and provide a foundation for conceptual understanding and problem solving skills. Moving from comprehension to retention, students solidify their understanding of material to the point where they just "know it." Building a Foundation... Your Way! Written and developed as a flexible print and digital resource, Introductory Chemistry is designed to serve as a teaching and learning tool to meet instructors and students where they are today and provide support and tools tailored to various learning and teaching styles. Introductory Chemistry comes with a full suite of traditional textbook and lecture resources to support a traditional lecture-based course, as well as resources that make the transition to a more active classroom easier for instructors interested in doing so. Instructors who already subscribe to active learning techniques will also find tools to complement their efforts. Students can choose to access the content in the learning environment that best fits their needs: the printed narrative and pedagogy, the eBook and interactive digital tools, the video lecture modules, or a combination.
Being a student himself, Michael Rosen knows exactly how it feels when trying to learn difficult concepts. He has extensive experience tutoring General Chemistry and understands where students need help the most. THE GUIDE TO SURVIVING GENERAL CHEMISTRY is a straight-to-the-point resource that gives students exactly what they need to know, along with the best techniques for learning general chemistry. Endorsed by Professor Mark Oram, Ph.D for accuracy and topic coverage, this text is filled with study tips, example problems, and worked out solutions for all topics in the course. Michael has written the ideal guide for mastering General Chemistry. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Calculus for Biology and Medicine, Third Edition, addresses the needs of readers in the biological sciences by showing them how to use calculus to analyze natural phenomena—without compromising the rigorous presentation of the mathematics. While the table of contents aligns well with a traditional calculus text, all the concepts are presented through biological and medical applications. The text provides readers with the knowledge and skills necessary to analyze and interpret mathematical models of a diverse array of phenomena in the living world. This book is suitable for a wide audience, as all examples were chosen so that no formal training in biology is needed.