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Being Logical

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An essential tool for our post-truth world: a witty primer on logic–and the dangers of illogical thinking–by a renowned Notre Dame professor Logic is synonymous with reason, judgment, sense, wisdom, and sanity. Being logical is the ability to create concise and reasoned arguments–arguments that build from given premises, using evidence, to a genuine conclusion. But mastering logical thinking also requires studying and understanding illogical thinking, both to sharpen one’s own skills and to protect against incoherent, or deliberately misleading, reasoning. Elegant, pithy, and precise, Being Logical breaks logic down to its essentials through clear analysis, accessible examples, and focused insights. D. Q. McInerney covers the sources of illogical thinking, from na├»ve optimism to narrow-mindedness, before dissecting the various tactics–red herrings, diversions, and simplistic reasoning–the illogical use in place of effective reasoning. An indispensable guide to using logic to advantage in everyday life, this is a concise, crisply readable book. Written explicitly for the layperson, McInerny’s Being Logical promises to take its place beside Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style as a classic of lucid, invaluable advice. Praise for Being Logical “Highly readable . . . D. Q. McInerny offers an introduction to symbolic logic in plain English, so you can finally be clear on what is deductive reasoning and what is inductive. And you’ll see how deductive arguments are constructed.”–Detroit Free Press “McInerny’s explanatory outline of sound thinking will be eminently beneficial to expository writers, debaters, and public speakers.”–Booklist “Given the shortage of logical thinking,
And the fact that mankind is adrift, if not sinking,
It is vital that all of us learn to think straight.
And this small book by D.Q. McInerny is great.
It follows therefore since we so badly need it,
Everybody should not only but it, but read it.”
–Charles Osgood

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Contemporary Financial Intermediation 2nd Edition

$100.00 $89.00

Stuart Greenbaum and Anjan Thakor bring a unique analytical approach to the subject of banks and banking in this second edition. They expand the scope of the typical bank management course by addressing all types of deposit-type financial institutions.

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Easy Indonesian : Learn to Speak Indonesian Quickly (Audio CD Included)

$16.00 $11.00

This practical and concise self-study guide will help you learn Indonesian in a very short time Indonesia is the hot new Asian destination, a country where lively conversation, good humor and warm human interaction are integral parts of daily life. In addition, the Indonesian language is widely considered to be one of the easiest Asian languages for Westerners to learn. Easy Indonesian brings Indonesian language and culture alive, giving you all the basics you need to start speaking Indonesian immediately. The opening chapters introduce the essentials of pronunciation and sentence construction, with each subsequent chapter moving you forward in gradually building up your knowledge for specific situations and activities, such as making new acquaintances, going shopping, traveling around, and much more.

Every chapter contains helpful information on the customs and culture of this warm and friendly country, so that you’ll soon be able to read Indonesian, speak Indonesian and talk about everything from the weather to your job and home and family with ease. An extensive glossary at the back and a section on verb and noun forms are included to help you build your vocabulary and understand the different forms that Indonesian words take. The accompanying audio CD gives you a solid foundation in correct pronunciation and helps you get a feel for the spoken language, so you’ll be able to understand what people are saying–and participate in conversations!

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Educating All Children A Global Agenda

$55.00 $11.00

Experts illuminate the challenges of achieving universal basic and secondary education, discussing the importance and difficulties not only of expanding access to education and but also of improving the quality of education.

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Educating Learners with Diverse Abilities

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Essentials of Maternity, Newborn, and Women’s Health Nursing 4th International Edition

$110.00 $97.90

Help your students prepare for effective maternity nursing practice!
This updated 4th Edition of Susan Ricci s practical text provides students with the essential information they need to care for women and their families, and also to assist them in making the right choices safely, intelligently, and with confidence. With integrated case studies and nursing procedures throughout, the text takes a nursing process approach, builds on previously mastered content, and includes much that is new, including increased coverage of the cultural and global aspects of maternity and women s health care.
KEY FEATURES

Revised Unfolding Case Studies in every chapter, now paired with patient photos, give students an opportunity to apply concepts to real-life scenarios.
Up-to-date Nursing Procedures provide clear, step-by-step explanations, along with illustrations of variations in nursing care, to help students master vital skills.
New Bringing It All Together Case Studies begin in the end-of-chapter worksheets and unfold online, providing extended opportunities for students to connect learning to practice.
New! Concept Mastery Alerts improve students understanding of potentially confusing topics as identified by Lippincott s Adaptive Learning Powered by prepU.
Updated Teaching Guidelines, now with rationales, prepare students to educate families.
Additional evidence-based research findings promote evidence-based maternity nursing practice and interventions.
More than 700 NCLEX-Style Review Questions help students review important concepts and prepare for the NCLEX-RN.

 

This leading content is also incorporated into Lippincott CoursePoint+, a dynamic learning solution that integrates this book s curriculum, adaptive learning tools, virtual simulations, real-time data reporting, and the latest evidence-based practice content together into one powerful student learning solution. Lippincott CoursePoint+ improves the nursing students critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills to prepare them for practice. Learn more at www.NursingEducationSuccess.com/CoursePoint.”

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Gender and Families 2nd Edition

$72.50 $11.00

When we talk about family values, like whether children need two parents, we are also talking about gender values, because a ‘yes’ answer to this question might imply that only women with husbands should have children. In the same way, when we talk about gender issues, such as whether men should be paid higher wages than women, we are also talking about family issues, because a ‘yes’ answer suggests that husbands should be the family breadwinner. In this updated second edition of Gender and Families, Coltrane and Adams continue to demystify the complexities and connections between gender and family in contemporary culture, with discussions of race, ethnicity, and social class.

About the Author

Scott Coltrane is Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oregon. Michele Adams is assistant professor of Sociology at Tulane University.

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Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone

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Going Solo is an examination of the most significant demographic shift since the Baby Boom — the sharp increase in the number of people who live alone. In 1950, only 22 percent of American adults were single. Today, more than 50 percent of American adults are single and 31 million — roughly one out of every seven adults — live alone. In Going Solo, renowned sociologist and author Eric Klinenberg proves that these numbers are more than just a passing trend. They’re actually evidence of the biggest demographic shift since the Baby Boom. We are crafting new ways of living. Klinenberg explores the seismic impact “going solo” is having on culture, business, and politics. Though conventional wisdom tells us that living by oneself leads to loneliness and isolation, the facts tell us that most solo dwellers are deeply engaged in social and civic life. Compared with their married counterparts, they are more likely to eat out and exercise, go to art and music

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Handbook of CRM

$28.90 $11.00

Customer Relationship Management is a holistic strategic approach to managing customer relationships to increase shareholder value, and this major “Handbook of CRM” gives complete coverage of the key concepts in this vital field. It is about achieving a total understanding of the concepts that underlie successful CRM rather than the plethora of systems that can be used to implement it.Based on recent knowledge, it is underpinned by: clear and comprehensive explanations of the key concepts in the field; vignettes and full cases from major businesses internationally; definitive references and notes to further sources of information on every aspect of CRM; and, templates and audit advice for assessing your own CRM needs and targets. This is the most lucid, comprehensive and important overview of the subject and an invaluable tool in enabling the connection of the major principles to the real world of business. It offers a definitive, heavily researched, comprehensive overview, and key concepts allied to action templates. It is written by one of the first major marketing thinkers in the field and based on Cranfield Business School’s internationally acknowledged leadership in the field.

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Dr Adrian Payne is Professor of Services & Relationship Marketing and Director of the Centre for CRM at Cranfield School of Management, UK. He is an author of ten books on Relationship Marketing, CRM and Marketing Strategy. He undertakes research, gives keynote presentations, runs workshops and consults globally in CRM, relationship marketing and customer retention strategies.

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Lectures on Urban Economics

$70.90 $11.00

Lectures on Urban Economics offers a rigorous but nontechnical treatment of major topics in urban economics. To make the book accessible to a broad range of readers, the analysis is diagrammatic rather than mathematical. Although nontechnical, the book relies on rigorous economic reasoning. In contrast to the cursory theoretical development often found in other textbooks, Lectures on Urban Economics offers thorough and exhaustive treatments of models relevant to each topic, with the goal of revealing the logic of economic reasoning while also teaching urban economics. Topics covered include reasons for the existence of cities, urban spatial structure, urban sprawl and land-use controls, freeway congestion, housing demand and tenure choice, housing policies, local public goods and services, pollution, crime, and quality of life. Footnotes throughout the book point to relevant exercises, which appear at the back of the book. These 22 extended exercises (containing 125 individual parts) develop numerical examples based on the models analyzed in the chapters. Lectures on Urban Economics is suitable for undergraduate use, as background reading for graduate students, or as a professional reference for economists and scholars interested in the urban economics perspective.

About the Author

Jan K. Brueckner is Professor of Economics at the University of California, Irvine, and former editor of the Journal of Urban Economics.

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Medill on Media Engagement THE MEDILL SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM

$47.00 $11.00

This text illuminates how content creators can systematically provide engaging journalism for today’s empowered audiences. Drawing on nearly a decade of significant research at Northwestern University’s Media Management Center, 17 Medill contributors analyze a lexicon of how people define their media experiences. They then offer best practices and case studies that show how a dozen of these rich experiences can make today’s media brands relevant and important.

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Priests and Programmers : Technologies of Power in the Engineered Landscape of Bali

$40.00 $11.00

For the Balinese, the whole of nature is a perpetual resource: through centuries of carefully directed labor, the engineered landscape of the island’s rice terraces has taken shape. According to Stephen Lansing, the need for effective cooperation in water management links thousands of farmers together in hierarchies of productive relationships that span entire watersheds. Lansing describes the network of water temples that once managed the flow of irrigation water in the name of the Goddess of the Crater Lake. Using the techniques of ecological simulation modeling as well as cultural and historical analysis, Lansing argues that the symbolic system of temple rituals is not merely a reflection of utilitarian constraints but also a basic ingredient in the organization of production.

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Purple Hibiscus

$23.60 $11.00

This is the haunting tale of an Africa and an adolescence undergoing tremendous changes, by a young Nigerian writer.

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Reporting in a Multimedia World 2nd Edition

$63.50 $11.00

A completely updated edition of the user-friendly introduction to core journalism skills in print, broadcast and electronic media.

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Social Movements 1768-2012 3rd Edition

$50.00 $11.00

The updated and expanded third edition of Tilly’s widely acclaimed book brings this analytical history of social movements fully up to date. Tilly and Wood cover such recent topics as the economic crisis and related protest actions around the globe while maintaining their attention to perennially important issues such as immigrants’ rights, new media technologies, and the role of bloggers and Facebook in social movement activities. With new coverage of colonialism and its impact on movement formation as well as coverage and analysis of the 2011 Arab Spring, this new edition of Social Movements adds more historical depth while capturing a new cycle of contention today. New to the Third Edition Expanded discussion of the Facebook revolution-and the significance of new technologies for social movements Analysis of current struggles-including the Arab Spring and pro-democracy movements in Egypt and Tunisia, Arizona’s pro- and anti-immigration movements, the Tea Party, and the movement inspired by Occupy Wall Street Expanded discussion of the way the emergence of capitalism affected the emergence of the social movement.

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Charles Tilly, Columbia University, is one of the premier sociologists of our time. Among his 50 highly influential books are Contentious Politics (Paradigm 2006) and Trust and Rule (Cambridge University Press 2005). Lesley Wood is Associate Professor of Sociology at York University in Toronto, Canada. She is the author of Direct Action, Deliberation and Diffusion (2012) and co-author of the third edition of Social Movements 1768-2012. She is an activist in the global justice and anti-poverty movements.

 

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The Curatorial Conundrum: What to Study? What to Research? What to Practice?

$56.10 $11.00

Today curators are sometimes more famous than the artists whose work they curate, and curatorship involves more than choosing objects for an exhibition. The expansion of the curatorial field in recent decades has raised questions about exhibition-making itself and the politics of production, display, and distribution. The Curatorial Conundrum looks at the burgeoning field of curatorship and tries to imagine its future. Indeed, practitioners and theorists consider a variety of futures: the future of curatorial education; the future of curatorial research; the future of curatorial and artistic practice; and the institutions that will make these other futures possible. The contributors examine the proliferation of graduate programs in curatorial studies over the last twenty years, and consider what can be taught without giving up what is precisely curatorial, within the ever-expanding parameters of curatorial practice in recent times. They discuss curating as collaborative research, asking what happens when exhibition operates as a mode of research in its own right. They explore curatorial practice as an exercise in questioning the world around us; and they speculate about what it will take to build new, innovative, and progressive curatorial research institutions. ContributorsNancy Adajania, Melanie Bouteloup, Nikita Yingqian Cai, Luis Camnitzer, Eddie Chambers, Zasha Cerizza Colah, Galit Eilat, Liam Gillick, Koyo Kouoh, Miguel A. Lopez, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Paul O’Neill, Tobias Ostrander, Joao Ribas, Sarah Rifky, Sumesh Sharma, Simon Sheikh, Lucy Steeds, Jeannine Tang, David The, Jelena Vesic & Vladimir Jeric Vlidi, What, How & for Whom/WHW, Mick Wilson, Vivian Ziherl Copublished with the Center for Curatorial Studies Bard College/Luma Foundation

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Paul O’Neill is a curator, artist, and writer who has curated or co-curated more than fifty projects. He is currently Director of the Graduate Program at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College. Mick Wilson, an educator, researcher, artist, and writer, is Head of the Valand Academy of Arts, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Lucy Steeds is a writer and teacher specialized in exhibitions of contemporary art. The editor of Exhibition (in the Documents of Contemporary Art series, MIT Press) she is Pathway Leader in Exhibition Studies at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London.

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The Jungle [A Graphic Novel]

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In this powerful book we enter the world of Jurgis Rudkus, a young Lithuanian immigrant who arrives in America fired with dreams of wealth, freedom, and opportunity. And we discover, with him, the astonishing truth about “packingtown, ” the busy, flourishing, filthy Chicago stockyards, where new world visions perish in a jungle of human suffering. Upton Sinclair, master of the “muckraking” novel, here explores the workingman’s lot at the turn of the century: the backbreaking labor, the injustices of “wage-slavery, ” the bewildering chaos of urban life. “The Jungle,” a story so shocking that it launched a government investigation, recreates this startling chapter if our history in unflinching detail. Always a vigorous champion on political reform, Sinclair is also a gripping storyteller, and his 1906 novel stands as one of the most important — and moving — works in the literature of social change.

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The McKinsey Mind: Understanding and Implementing the Problem-Solving Tools and Management Techniques of the World’s Top Strategic Consulting Firm

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This is the first step-by-step manual for achieving McKinsey-style solutions and success. International bestseller “The McKinsey Way” provided a through-the-keyhole look at McKinsey & Co., history’s most prestigious consulting firm. Now, the follow-up implementation manual, “The McKinsey Mind”, reveals the hands-on secrets behind the powerhouse firm’s success and discusses how executives from any field or industry can use those tactics to be more proactive and successful in their day-to-day decision-making. Structured around interviews and frontline anecdotes from former McKinsey consultants as well as the authors, themselves McKinsey alumni The McKinsey Mind explores how McKinsey tools and techniques can be applied to virtually any business problem in any setting.Immensely valuable in today’s crisis-a-minute workplace, it discusses: techniques for framing problems and designing analyses; methods for interpreting results and presenting solutions; and, keys for managing teams, managing clients, and managing yourself. The ability to think in a rigorous, structured manner a McKinsey manner is not a birthright. It can, however, be a learned behavior. Let “The McKinsey Mind” show you how to approach and solve problems with the skill of a McKinsey consultant and obtain the positive results that have been delivered to McKinsey clients for over a century. McKinsey & Co. is renowned throughout the world for its ability to arrive at sharp, insightful analyses of its clients’ situations then provide solutions that are as ingenious as they are effective.McKinsey succeeds almost as well as shielding its revolutionary methods from competitors’ scrutiny. Now, “The McKinsey Mind” pulls back the curtain to reveal the ways in which McKinsey consultants consistently deliver their magic and how those methods can be used to achieve exceptional results in companies from 10 employees to 10,000. Packed with insights and brainstorming exercises for establishing the McKinsey mind-set, this book is an in-depth guidebook for applying McKinsey methods in any industry and organizational environment. Taking a step-by-step approach, “The McKinsey Mind” looks at the McKinsey mystique from every angle.Owners, executives, consultants, and team leaders can look to this comprehensive treatment for ways to: follow McKinsey’s MECE (mutually exclusive, collectively exhaustive) line of attack; frame business problems to make them susceptible to rigorous fact-based analysis; use the same fact-based analysis in conjunction with gut instinct to make strategic decisions; conduct meaningful interviews and effectively summarize the content of those interviews; analyze the data to find out the ‘so what’; clearly communicate fact-based solutions to all pertinent decision makers; and, capture and manage the knowledge in any organization to maximize its value. Because organizational problems rarely exist in a vacuum, “The McKinsey Mind” discusses these approaches and more to help you arrive at usable and sensible solutions. It goes straight to the source former McKinsey consultants now in leadership positions in organizations throughout the world to give you today’s only implementation-based, solution-driven look at the celebrated McKinsey problem-solving method.”‘The McKinsey Mind” provides a fascinating peek at the tools, practices, and philosophies that have helped this much-admired firm develop generations of bright young MBAs into trusted corporate advisors. But the book’s practical, down-to-earth advice is not just for consultants. The disciplined way in which McKinsey consultants frame issues, analyze problems, and present solutions offers valuable lessons for any practicing or aspiring manager’ – Christopher A. Bartlett, Daewoo Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School. McKinsey and Co. rescues the biggest companies from disaster by addressing every problem with its own mixture of logic-driven, hypothesis-tested analysis. “The McKinsey Mind” helps everyone learn how to think with the same discipline and devotion to creating business success. According to the maxim, giving a man a fish may feed him for a day, but teaching him to fish will feed him for a lifetime. Paying McKinsey to solve your problem may help you for a day, but learning how they do it should help you for a lifetime’ – Peter Wayner, Author of “Free For All: How Linux and the Free Software Movement Undercut The High-Tech Titans”. ‘”The McKinsey Mind unlocks the techniques of the world’s preeminent consulting firm and presents them in a format that is easy to understand and even easier to implement’ – Dan Nagy, Associate Dean, The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University.

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Ethan M. Rasiel was a consultant in McKinsey & Co.’s New York office. His clients included major companies in finance, telecommunications, computing, and consumer goods sectors. Prior to joining McKinsey, Rasiel, who earned an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, was an equity fund manager at Mercury Asset Management in London, as well as an investment banker. Paul N. Friga worked for McKinsey & Co. in the Pittsburgh office after receiving his MBA from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina. He has conducted consulting projects relating to international expansion, acquisition and strategic planning, education, water, and other industries. He has also consulted for Price Waterhouse. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Strategy at Kenan-Flagler and is Acting Director of the North Carolina Knowledge Management Center.

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The Rise of the Robots : Technology and the Threat of Mass Unemployment

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If a `robot’ could do your job quicker than you and better than you for no pay, would you still be employed?

 

Today it’s travel agents, data-analyst and paralegals whose jobs are under threat. Soon it will be doctors, taxi-drivers and, ironically, even computer programmers. Without a radical reassessment of our economic and political structures, we risk the implosion of the capitalist economy itself.