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The Basics of Social Research Earl R. Babbie 7th Edition

The Basics of Social Research Earl R. Babbie 7th Edition

The Basics of Social Research Earl R. Babbie 7th EditionThis thorough revision of Babbie’s standard-setting text 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, introduce students to the “how-tos” and “whys” of social research methods. Updated with new data, expanded coverage of online research and other topics, and new Learning Objectives for each chapter to focus students’ attention on important concepts, this edition continues to be authoritative yet student-friendly and engaging as it helps students connect the dots between the world of social research and the real world.
About the Author
Earl R. Babbie graduated from Harvard University before enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and began teaching shortly thereafter. Credited with defining research methods for the social sciences, Dr. Babbie has written several texts, including the bestselling THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL RESEARCH and THE BASICS OF SOCIAL RESEARCH.
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Paperback: 530 pages
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing; 7 edition (January 1, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1305503074
ISBN-13: 978-1305503076
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Introducing Public Administration Shafritz Russell Borick 8th Edition

Introducing Public Administration Shafritz Russell Borick 8th Edition

Introducing Public Administration Shafritz Russell Borick 8th EditionUpdated in its 8th edition, Introducing Public Administration provides readers with a solid, conceptual foundation in public administration, and contains the latest information on important trends in the discipline.Known for their lively and witty writing style, Shafritz, Russell, and Borick cover the most important issues in public administration using examples from various disciplines and modern culture. This approach captivates readers and encourages them to think critically about the nature of public administration today.
About the Author
Jay M. Shafritz, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh
E.W. Russell, School of Public Health, La Trobe University
Christopher P. Borick, Muhlenberg College
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Paperback: 600 pages
Publisher: Routledge; 8th edition (February 8, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 020585589X
ISBN-13: 978-0205855896
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The Economics of Money Banking and Financial Markets Frederic S. Mishkin 11th Edition

The Economics of Money Banking and Financial Markets Frederic S. Mishkin 11th Edition

The Economics of Money Banking and Financial Markets Frederic S. Mishkin 11th Edition For courses in Money and Banking or General Economics.

An Analytical Framework for Understanding Financial Markets

The Economics of Money, Banking and Financial Markets brings a fresh perspective to today’s major questions surrounding financial policy. Influenced by his term as Governor of the Federal Reserve, Frederic Mishkin offers students a unique viewpoint and informed insight into the monetary policy process, the regulation and supervision of the financial system, and the internationalization of financial markets.

Continuing to set the standard for money and banking courses, the Eleventh Edition provides a unifying, analytic framework for learning  that fits a wide variety of syllabi.  Core economic principles organize students’ thinking, while current real-world examples keep them engaged and motivated.

Closely integrated with the text, MyEconLab offers students the ability to study and practice what they’ve learned. Students can watch over 120 mini-lecture videos presented by the author, work problems based on the latest data in the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis’s FRED database, and more.

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MyEconLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts.

About the Author

Frederic S. Mishkin

Frederic S. Mishkin is the Alfred Lerner Professor of Banking and Financial Institutions at the Graduate School of Business, Columbia University. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, co-director of the U.S. Monetary Policy Forum, a member of the Squam Lake Working Group on Financial Reform, and past president of the Eastern Economics Association. Since receiving his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1976, he has taught at the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, Princeton University, and Columbia. He has also received an honorary professorship from the People’s (Renmin) University of China. From 1994 to 1997, he was Executive Vice President and Director of Research at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and an associate economist of the Federal Open Market Committee of the Federal Reserve System. From September 2006 to August 2008, he was a member (governor) of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

Professor Mishkin’s research focuses on monetary policy and its impact on financial markets and the aggregate economy. He is the author of more than twenty books including Macroeconomics: Policy and Practice, Second Edition  (Pearson, 2015); Financial Markets and Institutions, Eighth Edition (Pearson, 2015); Monetary Policy Strategy, (MIT Press, 2007); The Next Great Globalization: How Disadvantaged Nations Can Harness Their Financial Systems to Get Rich (Princeton University Press, 2006); Inflation Targeting: Lessons from the International Experience (Princeton University Press, 1999); Money, Interest Rates, and Inflation (Edward Elgar, 1993); and A Rational Expectations Approach to Macroeconometrics: Testing Policy Ineffectiveness and Efficient Markets Models (University of Chicago Press, 1983). In addition, he has published more than 200 articles in such journals as American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Econometrica, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Finance, and Journal of Monetary Economics.

Professor Mishkin has served on the editorial board of American Economic Review and has been an associate editor at Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, the Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Journal of International Money and Finance, and Journal of Money, Credit and Banking; he also served as the editor of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Economic Policy Review. He is currently an associate editor (member of the editorial board) at five academic journals, including International Finance; Finance India; Review of Development Finance, Borsa Economic Review and Emerging Markets, Finance and Trade. He has been a consultant to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund, as well as to many central banks throughout the world. He was also a member of the International Advisory Board to the Financial Supervisory Service of South Korea and an advisor to the Institute for Monetary and Economic Research at the Bank of Korea. Professor Mishkin was a Senior Fellow at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s Center for Banking Research and was an academic consultant to and serves on the Economic Advisory Panel of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
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Series: The Pearson Series in Economics
Hardcover: 704 pages
Publisher: Pearson; 11 edition (January 6, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0133836797
ISBN-13: 978-0133836790
Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 1.2 x 10.1 inches

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Federal Tax Research Sawyers Raabe Whittenburg Gill 10th Edition

Federal Tax Research Sawyers Raabe Whittenburg Gill 10th Edition

Federal Tax Research Sawyers Raabe Whittenburg Gill 10th EditionThis market-leading tax research text takes a practical, hands-on approach that goes beyond a random sampling of tax research sources. Fully updated, FEDERAL TAX RESEARCH extensively covers technology-oriented research tools. From its tax planning orientation to real-life cases, this is one book that conveys a true understanding of the most important elements of the federal tax law.
About the Author
Roby Sawyers, Ph.D., CPA, CMA, is a professor in the Department of Accounting at North Carolina State University. He earned his undergraduate accounting degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, his masters from the University of South Florida, and his Ph.D. from Arizona State University. He has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate tax courses at both NC State and UNC-Chapel Hill and has been a visiting professor in the International Management Program at the Catholic University in Lille, France, and the Vienna School of Economics and Business (Wirtschaftsuniversitat Wien). He has also taught continuing education courses for the AICPA, NCACPA, BDO Seidman, McGladrey and Pullen, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. In addition to being on the author team of FEDERAL TAX RESEARCH, Dr. Sawyers is an author of MANAGERIAL ACCT AND MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING–A FOCUS ON ETHICAL DECISION MAKING (Fifth Edition) and writes frequently for leading academic, policy, and professional tax journals. Dr. Sawyers has been an active member of the AICPA’s Tax Division, having served on the Tax Executive Committee, chair of the Trust, Estate and Gift Tax Technical Resource Panel, and chair of the AICPA’s task force on estate tax reform. He has also been active in tax policy issues in North Carolina, serving as the Chief of Staff for the North Carolina General Assembly’s State and Local Fiscal Modernization Study Commission and as an advisor to the General Assembly’s Joint Select Committee on Economic Development Incentives and North Carolina’s Economic Development Board.

William A. Raabe, Ph.D., CPA, is the Distinguished Professor of Accounting in the College of Business and Economics of the University of Wisconsin?Whitewater. A graduate of Carroll University (Wisconsin) and the University of Illinois, Dr. Raabe’s teaching and research interests include international and multistate taxation, technology in tax education, personal financial planning, and the economic impact of sports teams and fine arts groups. Dr. Raabe also writes Federal Tax Research and the PricewaterhouseCoopers Tax Case Studies. He has written extensively about book-tax differences in financial reporting. Dr. Raabe has been a visiting tax faculty member for a number of public accounting firms, bar associations, and CPA societies. He has received numerous teaching awards, including the Accounting Educator of the Year award from the Wisconsin Institute of CPAs. He has been the faculty adviser for student teams in the Deloitte Tax Case Competition (national finalists at three different schools) and the PricewaterhouseCoopers Extreme Tax policy competition (national finalist). For more information about Dr. Raabe, visit BillRaabeTax.com and BillRaabeTax on YouTube and Twitter.

On March 8, 2015, we unexpectedly lost our dear friend and co-author Gene Whittenburg. As the original author of INCOME TAX FUNDAMENTALS, Gene was critical in designing the forms-based approach that the book has used successfully for more than two decades. It is simply not possible to quantify the degree of our loss. Gene started his life in small-town Texas; entered the Navy; served his country in Vietnam, earned Bachelor’s, Master’s and Ph.D. degrees; and served as a distinguished faculty member at San Diego State University for almost 40 years. The outpouring of sorrow and gratitude from countless former students and colleagues are a wonderful tribute to Gene’s love and devotion to teaching. We intend to continue to honor Gene by upholding his standard of publishing excellence for many years to come.

Steven Gill is an assistant professor in the School of Accountancy. He received a BS in accounting from the University of Florida (Gainesville, FL) an MS in taxation from Northeastern University (Boston, MA), and a Ph.D. in accounting (University of Massachusetts 2007). Prior to entering academia, Professor Gill worked twelve years in the field of accounting including roles in public accounting, internal audit, corporate accounting, and, ultimately, vice president of finance. Professor Gill’s research interests include a concentration in taxation including mutual funds and college savings (“529”) plans and wider interests in corporate internal control structure and weaknesses, management overconfidence, and earnings quality. Professor Gill has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and his teaching interests include taxation and financial accounting.
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Hardcover: 576 pages
Publisher: Cengage Learning; 10 edition (March 5, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1285439392
ISBN-13: 978-1285439396
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Criminology Theories Patterns and Typologies Larry J. Siegel 12th Edition

Criminology Theories Patterns and Typologies Larry J. Siegel 12th Edition

Criminology Theories Patterns and Typologies Larry J. Siegel 12th EditionBestselling CRIMINOLOGY: THEORIES, PATTERNS, AND TYPOLOGIES, now in its Twelfth Edition, delivers the most comprehensive, in-depth analysis of criminological theory and crime typologies available. This book is also unrivaled in its strong research base and currency, with detailed coverage of cybercrime, green crime, and transnational crime–three of the hottest issues in the field today. Packed with real-world illustrations, the Twelfth Edition includes cutting-edge seminal research, up-to-the-minute policy, newsworthy examples, and hundreds of new references. A proven author and authority in criminology and criminal justice, Dr. Renowned for his unbiased presentation of theories, issues, and controversies, Siegel encourages readers to weigh the evidence and form their own conclusions.
About the Author
Larry J. Siegel was born in the Bronx in 1947. While living on Jerome Avenue and attending City College of New York (CCNY) in the 1960s, he was swept up in the social and political currents of the time. He became intrigued with the influence contemporary culture had on individual behavior: Did people shape society, or did society shape people? He applied his interest in social forces and human behavior to the study of crime and justice. After graduating from CCNY, he attended the newly opened program in criminal justice at the State University of New York at Albany, earning both his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees there. After completing his graduate work, Dr. Siegel began his teaching career at Northeastern University and has also held teaching positions at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire, and in the School of Criminology and Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell (UML). Now a Professor Emeritus, he continues to teach courses on criminology and criminal justice in UML’S online master’s degree program. Dr. Siegel has written extensively in the area of crime and justice, including books on juvenile law, delinquency, criminology, corrections, criminal justice, and criminal procedure. He is a court-certified expert on police conduct and has testified in numerous legal cases.
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Hardcover: 640 pages
Publisher: Cengage Learning; 12 edition (January 1, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1305261097
ISBN-13: 978-1305261099
Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.7 x 1.1 inches

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Essentials of Investments Bodie Kane Marcus 10th Edition

Essentials of Investments Bodie Kane Marcus 10th Edition

Essentials of Investments Bodie Kane Marcus 10th EditionThe market leading undergraduate investments textbook, Essentials of Investments by Bodie, Kane, and Marcus, emphasizes asset allocation while presenting the practical applications of investment theory. The authors have eliminated unnecessary mathematical detail and concentrate on the intuition and insights that will be useful to practitioners throughout their careers as new ideas and challenges emerge from the financial marketplace.  The Tenth Edition includes increased attention to changes in market structure and trading technology, while continuing to be organized around one basic theme – that security markets are nearly efficient.
About the Author
Professor of finance and economics at the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at the University of California, San Diego. He has been visiting professor at the Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo; Graduate School of Business, Harvard; Kennedy School of Government, Harvard; and research associate, National Bureau of Economic Research. An author of many articles in finance and management journals, Professor Kane’s research is mainly in corporate finance, portfolio management, and capital markets, most recently in the measurement of market volatility and pricing of options.

Alan J. Marcus is a Professor of Finance in the Wallace E. Carroll School of Management at Boston College. His main research interests are in derivatives and securities markets. He is co-author (with Zvi Bodie and Alex Kane) of the texts Investments and Essentials of Investments. Professor Marcus has served as a research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Professor Marcus also spent two years at Freddie Mac, where he helped to develop mortgage pricing and credit risk models. He currently serves on the Research Foundation Advisory Board of the CFA Institute.

Zvi Bodie is professor of finance and economics at Boston University School of Management. He holds a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has served on the finance faculty at Harvard Business School and MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Professor Bodie has published widely on pension finance and investment strategy in leading professional journals. His books include Worry-Free Investing: A safe Approach to Achieving your Lifetime Financial Goals and Foundations of Pension Finance. Professor Bodie is managing director of Integrated Finance Limited, a specialized investment bank and financial engineering company. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Pension Research Council.
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Series: The Mcgraw-Hill/Irwin Series in Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate
Hardcover: 784 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 10 edition (January 6, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0077835425
ISBN-13: 978-0077835422
Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 8.5 x 10.8 inches

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Vector Mechanics for Engineers Statics and Dynamics Beer Johnston Mazurek Cornwell Self 11th Edition

Vector Mechanics for Engineers Statics and Dynamics Beer Johnston Mazurek Cornwell Self 11th Edition

Vector Mechanics for Engineers Statics and Dynamics Beer Johnston Mazurek Cornwell Self 11th EditionA primary objective in a first course in mechanics is to help develop a student’s ability first to analyze problems in a simple and logical manner, and then to apply basic principles to their solutions. A strong conceptual understanding of these basic mechanics principles is essential for successfully solving mechanics problems. This edition of Vector Mechanics for Engineers will help instructors achieve these goals. Continuing in the spirit of its successful previous editions, this edition provides conceptually accurate and thorough coverage together with a significant refreshment of the exercise sets and online delivery of homework problems to your students. This edition has undergone a complete rewrite to modernize and streamline the language through the text. Over 650 of the homework problems in the text are new or revised. One of the characteristics of the approach used in this book is that mechanics of particles is clearly separated from the mechanics of rigid bodies. This approach makes it possible to consider simple practical applications at an early stage and to postpone the introduction of the more difficult concepts.

McGraw-Hill Education’s Connect, is also available as an optional, add on item. Connect is the only integrated learning system that empowers students by continuously adapting to deliver precisely what they need, when they need it, how they need it, so that class time is more effective. Connect allows the professor to assign homework, quizzes, and tests easily and automatically grades and records the scores of the student’s work. Problems are randomized to prevent sharing of answers an may also have a “multi-step solution” which helps move the students’ learning along if they experience difficulty.
About the Author
Born in Philadelphia, Russ holds a B.S. degree in civil engineering from the University of Delaware and an Sc.D. degree in the field of structural engineering from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He taught at Lehigh University and Worchester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) before joining the faculty of the University of Connecticut where he held the position of Chairman of the Civil Engineering Department and taught for twenty-six years. In 1991 Russ received the Outstanding Civil Engineer Award from the Connecticut Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Brian obtained his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Engineering Mechanics from Virginia Tech, and his Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of Utah. He worked in the Air Force Research Laboratories before teaching at the U.S. Air Force Academy for seven years. Brian has taught in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo since 2006. He has been very active in the American Society of Engineering Education, serving on its Board from 2008-2010. With a team of five, Brian developed the Dynamics Concept Inventory to help assess student conceptual understanding. His professional interests include educational research, aviation physiology, and biomechanics.

David holds a B.S. degree in ocean engineering and a M.S. degree in civil engineering from the Florida Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. degree in civil engineering from the University of Connecticut.  He was employed by General Dynamics Corporation Electric Boat Division for five years, where he provided submarine construction support and conducted engineering design and analysis associated with pressure hull and other structures.  In addition, he conducted research in the area of noise and vibration transmission reduction in submarines.  He then taught at Lafayette College for one year prior to joining the civil engineering faculty at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, where he has been since 1990.  David is currently a member of the American Railway Engineering & Maintenance-of-way Association Committee 15 (Steel Structures), and the American Society of Civil Engineers Committee on Blast, Shock, and Vibratory Effects.  He has also worked with the Federal Railroad Administration on their bridge inspection training program.  Professional interests include bridge engineering, railroad engineering, tall towers, structural forensics, and blast-resistant design.  He is a licensed professional engineer in Connecticut and Pennsylvania.

Born in France and educated in France and Switzerland, Ferd held an M.S. degree from the Sorbonne and an Sc.D. degree in theoretical mechanics from the University of Geneva. He came to the United States after serving in the French army during the early part of World War II and had taught for four years at Williams College in the Williams-MIT joint arts and engineering program. Following his service at Williams College, Ferd joined the faculty of Lehigh University where he taught for thirty-seven years. He held several positions, including the University Distinguished Professors Chair and Chairman of the Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics Department, and in 1995 Ferd was awarded an honorary Doctor of Engineering degree by Lehigh University.

Phillip J. Cornwell. Phil holds a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Texas Tech University and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton University. He is currently a professor of mechanical engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology where he has taught since 1989. His present interests include structural dynamics, structural health monitoring, and undergraduate engineering education. Phil spends his summers working at Los Alamos National Laboratory where he is a mentor in the Los Alamos Dynamics Summer School and he does research in the area of structural health monitoring. Phil received an SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award in 1992, the Dean’s Outstanding Scholar Award at Rose-Hulman in 2000, and the Board of Trustees Outstanding Scholar Award at Rose-Hulman in 2001.
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Hardcover: 1472 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 11 edition (February 13, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0073398241
ISBN-13: 978-0073398242
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Elementary Surveying Ghilani Wolf 14th Edition

Elementary Surveying Ghilani Wolf 14th Edition

Elementary Surveying Ghilani Wolf 14th Edition Elementary Surveying, Fourteenth Edition, is ideal for Surveying courses offered in Civil Engineering departments and is a useful reference for civil engineers.

This highly readable, best-selling text presents basic concepts and practical material in each of the areas fundamental to modern surveying (geomatics) practice. Its depth and breadth are ideal for self-study. Elementary Surveying, Fourteenth Edition, is updated throughout to reflect the latest advances and technology.

Teaching and Learning Experience

This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience—for you and your students. It will help:

Emphasize the Theory of Errors in Surveying Work: Common errors and mistakes are listed to remind students to exercise caution in their work.
Use Strong Pedagogy Tools to Teach: Numerous worked example problems, figures, illustrations, and end-of-chapter problems help students apply concepts.
Reflect the Latest Advances in Technology: To keep your course current and relevant, this edition covers the latest advancements in surveying technology.

About the Author

Dr. Charles Ghilani is a Professor of Engineering in the B.S. Surveying Engineering and A.S. Surveying Technology programs at Penn State. He holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a B.S. degree in mathematics and education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has been involved in education since 1974; teaching at various levels from elementary through graduate school.

Dr. Ghilani has received numerous awards including: a Campus Innovation Award (1991) and Professional Development Award (1994), P.S.L.S. presidential commendation in 1990, Outstanding Club Advisor in 1992, a Distinguished Service Award from the Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors in 1995, an American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM) fellowship (1999), and the Earle J. Fennell Award (2001) for outstanding service in surveying and mapping education from ACSM. He is a member of the graduate faculty at Penn State and University of Maine.

Dr. Ghilani is a member of the American Congress of Surveying and Mapping, the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, the Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors, and the Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors. Dr. Ghilani has authored several professional publications, including Adjustment Computations: Statistics and Least Squares in Surveying and GIS, 5th Edition, and Elementary Surveying: An Introduction to Geomatics, 14th Edition.
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Hardcover: 960 pages
Publisher: Pearson; 14 edition (January 17, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0133758885
ISBN-13: 978-0133758887
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Mechanics of Materials Gere Goodno 8th Edition

Mechanics of Materials Gere Goodno 8th Edition

Mechanics of Materials Gere Goodno 8th EditionThe Eighth Edition of MECHANICS OF MATERIALS continues its tradition as one of the leading texts on the market. With its hallmark clarity and accuracy, this text develops student understanding along with analytical and problem-solving skills. The main topics include analysis and design of structural members subjected to tension, compression, torsion, bending, and more. The book includes more material than can be taught in a single course giving instructors the opportunity to select the topics they wish to cover while leaving any remaining material as a valuable student reference.
About the Author
James M. Gere (1925-2008) earned his undergraduate and master’s degrees in Civil Engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he worked as instructor and Research Associate. He was awarded one of the first NSF Fellowships and studied at Stanford, where he earned his Ph.D. He joined the faculty in Civil Engineering, beginning a 34-year career of engaging his students in mechanics, structural and earthquake engineering. He served as Department Chair and Associate Dean of Engineering and co-founded the John A. Blume Earthquake Engineering Center at Stanford. Dr. Gere also founded the Stanford Committee on Earthquake Preparedness. He was one of the first foreigners invited to study the earthquake-devastated city of Tangshan, China. Dr. Gere retired in 1988 but continued to be an active, valuable member of the Stanford community. Dr. Gere was known for his cheerful personality, athleticism, and skill as an educator. He authored nine texts on engineering subjects starting with Mechanics of Materials, a text that was inspired by his teacher and mentor Stephan P. Timoshenko. His other well-known textbooks, used in engineering courses around the world, include: Theory of Elastic Stability, co-authored with S. Timoshenko; Matrix Analysis of Framed Structures and Matrix Algebra for Engineers, both co-authored with W. Weaver; Moment Distribution; Earthquake Tables: Structural and Construction Design Manual, co-authored with H. Krawinkler; and Terra Non Firma: Understanding and Preparing for Earthquakes, co-authored with H. Shah. In 1986 he hiked to the base camp of Mount Everest, saving the life of a companion on the trip. An avid runner, Dr. Gere completed the Boston Marathon at age 48 in a time of 3:13. Dr. Gere is remembered as a considerate and loving man whose upbeat humor always made aspects of daily life and work easier.

Barry John Goodno is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. He joined the Georgia Tech faculty in 1974. He was an Evans Scholar and received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, in 1970. He received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Structural Engineering from Stanford University, Stanford, California, in 1971 and 1975, respectively. He holds a professional engineering license (PE) in Georgia, is a Distinguished Member of ASCE and an Inaugural Fellow of SEI, and has held numerous leadership positions within ASCE. He is a member of the Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) of ASCE and is a past president of the ASCE Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) Board of Governors. He is past-chair of the ASCE-SEI Technical Activities Division (TAD) Executive Committee, and past-chair of the ASCE-SEI Awards Committee. In 2002, Dr. Goodno received the SEI Dennis L. Tewksbury Award for outstanding service to ASCE-SEI. He received the departmental award for Leadership in Use of Technology in 2013 for his pioneering use of lecture capture technologies in undergraduate statics and mechanics of materials courses at Georgia Tech. He is a member of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) and has held several leadership positions within the NSF-funded Mid-America Earthquake Center (MAE), directing the MAE Memphis Test Bed Project. Dr. Goodno has carried out research, taught graduate courses and published extensively in the areas of earthquake engineering and structural dynamics during his tenure at Georgia Tech. Dr. Goodno is an active cyclist, retired soccer coach and referee, and a retired marathon runner. Like co-author and mentor James Gere, he has completed numerous marathons including qualifying for and running the Boston Marathon in 1987.
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Hardcover: 1152 pages
Publisher: Cengage Learning; 8 edition (January 1, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1111577730
ISBN-13: 978-1111577735
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Essentials of Organizational Behavior Robbins Judge 12th Edition

Essentials of Organizational Behavior Robbins Judge 12th Edition

Essentials of Organizational Behavior Robbins Judge 12th EditionFor one-semester undergraduate and graduate level courses in Organizational Behavior.

Concise fundamentals for students. Ultimate flexibility for instructors.

This bestselling, brief alternative for the OB course covers all the key concepts needed to understand, predict, and respond to the behavior of people in real-world organizations. This text also includes cutting-edge topics and streamlined pedagogy to allow maximum flexibility in designing and shaping your course.
About the Author
Stephen P. Robbins received his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona. He previously worked for the shell Oil Company and Reynolds Metals Company and has taughtat the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Concordia University in Montreal, the University of Baltimore, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, and San Diego State University. Dr. Robbins; research interests have focused on conflict, power and politics in organizations, behavioral decision making, and the development of effective interpersonal skills. His articles on these and other topics have appeared in such journals as Business Horizons, California Management Review, Business and Economic Perspectives, International Management, Management Review, Canadian Personnel and Industrial relations, and Journal of Management Education.

Dr. Robbins is a best-selling textbook author in the areas of management and organizational behavior. His books have sold in excess of three million copies and are currently used by students in more than a thousand U.S. colleges and universities, and have been translated into16 languages.

Dr. Robbins also actively participates in masters’ track competition. Since turning 50 in 1993, he has set numerous indoor and outdoor age-group world sprint records. He has set numerous indoor and outdoor age-group world sprint records. He has won more than a dozen indoor and outdoor U.S. Championships at 60 m, 100 m, 200 m, and 400 m, and won seven gold medals at World Masters Championships. In 2005, he was induced into the Masters track & Field Hall of Fame.
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Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Pearson; 12 edition (January 13, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0132968509
ISBN-13: 978-0132968508
Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 0.6 x 9 inches

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