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    Updated Edition of Climatology Features New Full-Color Design

    Posted by Lindsay White on Apr 26, 2017 10:13:20 AM

    A new edition of Climatology by Robert V. Rohli and Anthony J. Vega will publish June 1, 2017.  Praised for its detail and accuracy, Climatology continues to lead as the most comprehensive presentation of our dynamic climate system. The Fourth Edition features a completely revised, full-color art program that enhances clarity and gradation of all maps, climographs, and images to help readers better understand the diversity of climate within varying climate types.

    The text appeals to all students, as it covers the basics of atmospheric science in the early chapters and provides the breadth and depth of topics to challenge the more experienced reader. Climatology, Fourth Edition aims to improve students’ communication skills, encourage critical-thinking, and invoke a sense of social responsibility, making it the clear choice in this rapidly developing science.

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    Topics: Climatology, New Edition, atmospheric science, climographs, geography, Navigate Companion Website, New Text, New text, Physical Science, Rohli, Science, science, Vega, weather

    A Unique and Timely Resource on Ebola Virus and Emerging Infectious Diseases - Download a Chapter for FREE Today

    Posted by Lindsay White on Sep 8, 2015 11:40:49 AM

    What do we know about Ebola?  Authored by two professionals in the medical and science fields, the recently published Ebola: An Emerging Infectious Disease Case Study analyzes the recent outbreak of the virus from a variety of angles and provides context for our understanding of emerging infectious diseases, how they are treated, and how agencies and governments respond to them.

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    Topics: EID, Health, microbiology, Biology, Ebola, Emerging Infectious Diseases, New Text, New text, Science

    A New, Innovative Text Challenges Students to Think Critically About the Criminal Justice System

    Posted by Lindsay White on May 6, 2014 10:19:59 AM

    Criminal justice is centrally concerned with what people deserve—with the rights a defendant can properly claim when charged with a crime, with the punishment a judge should impose for wrongdoing, and with the scope of discretion officials may exercise when enforcing the law. Dimensions of Justice: Ethical Issues in the Administration of Criminal Law will publish August 1st and is the only textbook of its kind that addresses these questions of justice from an institutional, rather than personal, perspective. Thought Experiments, “Justice in Context” sections that consider the real-life applications of concepts under review, and clearly presented learning objectives create a strong foundation in key concepts, pertinent vocabulary, and critical-thinking and reasoning skills. Students will be introduced to moral reasoning and the underpinnings of philosophical approaches to justice, including readings from critical philosophers such as Plato, Augustine, Locke, and Rawls. Accessible but rigorous, Dimensions of Justice: Ethical Issues in the Administration of Criminal Law provides a unique and innovative approach that will challenge students to develop a new analytical framework for thinking about the criminal justice system.

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    Topics: Criminal Justice, New Text, New text

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