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  • A Guide to Good Reasoning – Cultivating Intellectual...


    A Guide to Good Reasoning has been described by reviewers as “far superior to any other critical reasoning text.” It shows with both wit and philosophical care how students can become good at everyday reasoning. It starts with attitude—with alertness to judgmental heuristics and with the cultivation of intellectual virtues. From there it develops a system for skillfully clarifying and evaluating arguments, according to four standards—whether the premises fit the world, whether the conclusion fits the premises, whether the argument fits the conversation, and whether it is possible to tell.

  • A Student Manual on Jurisprudence


    The study of jurisprudence seeks to obtain a deeper understanding of the nature of law, legal reasoning, legal systems, and legal institutions. Early jurisprudential studies focused on the first principles of the natural law, civil law, and the law of nations. Today, general jurisprudence addresses fundamental questions structuring our legal system, including: How do we know what the law is? What are the proper sources and purposes of law? What is the relationship between law and justice? What is the source of one’s duty to obey the law? A familiarity with jurisprudence provides students with an ability to analyse, explain, classify, and criticize schools of thought in law.

  • Advice to a Troubled PhD Student


    This book is about some of the problems I’ve had as a PhD student and how I resolved them. I believe that it would help other PhD students cope with their problems. This is the book that I wish someone had written before I started my PhD. It would have made my life so much easier.

    Advice to a Troubled PhD Student is about the way I experienced my PhD. It tells my personal story. If that can be useful to you then you will gain from it. If not, you will have to work out your own strategies for coping with the PhD.

    However, if you are looking for a step-by-step how-to-do-it book, this one isn’t for you. It doesn’t give detailed instructions on what to do when things go bad, it just offers ideas, based on my own experience, that might help you.

  • An Introduction to the Philosophy of Law


    This book is a written version of lectures delivered before the Law School of
    Yale University as Storrs Lectures in the school year 1921-1922.

  • Basic Income Tax – 8th Edition


    This book is the 8th edition of a basic income tax text. This edition incorporates the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. It is intended to be a readable text, suitable for a three-hour course for a class comprised of law students with widely different backgrounds. The text integrates several of the CALI drills that Professor James Edward Maule (Villanova University) prepared.

  • Be Credible


    The primary audience for this book starts with students in Journalism 302: Infomania, a course we teach at the University of Kansas. When they take this class, these students usually are in their second or third semesters in the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications. They have varied career aspirations. A few of them want to be “traditional” journalists, writing for online news sites, magazines, or newspapers. Some of them want to be broadcast journalists. Many of them want to work in strategic communications, which encompasses public relations, advertising, marketing, and related fields.

  • Biology of Fishes


    Biology of fishes has 14 chapters that cover traditional fish biology including diversity, habitats, swimming, buoyancy, gas exchange and circulatory system, osmoregulation and ion balance, food and feeding, reproduction and life histories, endocrine systems, sensory system, nervous system, immune system, behavior, fisheries, and aquaculture. The chapter on the immune system is new to the 3rd edition, compared to the 2nd edition by Bone, Marshall & Blaxter (1995). Both subject and systematic indexes are included, which makes it easy to navigate the comprehensive text. Illustrations are plentiful, mainly as drawings with a few photographs. Some readers may, however, find the fish drawings somewhat primitive and artistic rather than informative.

  • Calculus-Based Physics 1

    Calculus-Based Physics 1


    Calculus-Based Physics 1 is an introductory physics textbook designed for use in the two-semester introductory physics course typically taken by science and engineering students.

    This book is a physics textbook, not a mathematics book. One of your goals in taking a physics course is to become more proficient at solving physics problems, both conceptual problems involving little to no math, and problems involving some mathematics. In a typical physics textbook problem you are given a description about something that is taking place in the universe and you are supposed to figure out and write something very specific about what happens as a result of what is taking place. More importantly, you are supposed to communicate clearly, completely, and effectively, how, based on the description and basic principles of physics, you arrived at your conclusion.

  • Calculus-Based Physics 2

    Calculus-Based Physics 2


    Calculus-Based Physics 2 is the second volume of the introductory physics textbook designed for use in the two-semester introductory physics course typically taken by science and engineering students. Calculus-Based Physics is a physics textbook.

  • Clinical Procedures for Safer Patient Care


    The checklist approach, used in this textbook, aims to provide standardized processes for clinical skills and to help nursing schools and clinical practice partners keep procedural practice current. Each skill/procedure is covered in a chapter that has learning objectives, a brief overview of the relevant theory, checklists of steps for procedures with the rationale behind each step of the process, and a summary of key takeaways. Key terms are set in bold throughout the book and laid out again in a Glossary in the appendix. All 88 checklists are also summarized, and hyperlinked to the original checklist, in the appendix.

  • Como Ser Un Hombre Negro Exitoso


    Cómo ser un hombre negro exitoso comparte los inicios de la trayectoria para aprender más sobre la gloriosa historia del valle del Nilo, Kemet y Kush e incorporar la enseñanza de la historia africana antigua compartiendo por las enseñanzas de los ya fallecidos Ivan Van Sertima, Dr. John Henrik Clarke, y Yosef Ben Jochannan. Sus obras literarias académicas sobre el origen africano y la historia de la espiritualidad, la sociedad y la cultura han sido inspiradores en mi éxito y conocimiento de mí mismo. Las enseñanzas académicas de Jabari y Anika Osaze con el Santuario de MAAT por su trabajo en la reconstrucción del legado kemético tambiénhan sido muy importante.

  • Concepts of Fitness and Wellness


    This Open Textbook is brought to you for free and open access by the Nursing and Health Sciences at GALILEO Open Learning Materials. It has been accepted for inclusion in Nursing and Health Sciences Open Textbooks by an authorized administrator of GALILEO Open Learning Materials. For more information, please contact [email protected].

  • Conspiracy Theories On The Web


    Whether or not you have an interest in conspiracy theories, they are alive and flourishing on the Internet.

    This book, by no means includes all the websites that refer to conspiracy theories that you might find. For one thing, there are too many of them. For another, they, like much else on the Internet, are constantly changing. Always, new sites are appearing and old ones disappearing into the lost lands of cyberspace.

    Here I discuss the ten conspiracy theories that Time magazine considered to be the longest-lasting, plus one that I consider to be the greatest conspiracy of all time.

  • Criminal Law


    Criminal Law is your guide to a fascinating yet challenging topic. This engaging and interactive textbook will enhance your ability to be successful in academics or a career in criminal justice. Criminal Law uses a two-step process to augment learning, called the applied approach. First, after building a strong foundation from scratch, Criminal Law introduces you to crimes and defenses that have been broken down into separate components. It is so much easier to memorize and comprehend the subject matter when it is simplified this way. However, becoming proficient in the law takes more than just memorization. You must be trained to take the laws you have studied and apply them to various fact patterns. Most students are expected to do this automatically, but application must be seen, experienced, and practiced before it comes naturally. Thus the second step of the applied approach is reviewing examples of the application of law to facts after dissecting and analyzing each legal concept. Some of the examples come from cases, and some are purely fictional. All the examples are memorable, even quirky, so they will stick in your mind and be available when you need them the most (like during an exam). After a few chapters, you will notice that you no longer obsess over an explanation that doesn’t completely make sense the first time you read it—you will just skip to the example. The examples clarify the principles for you, lightening the workload significantly.

  • Diet and Health With Key to the Calories


    A breezy but practical message to the countless persons who want either to reduce or increase their weight

  • Eloquent JavaScript

    Eloquent JavaScript


    This book contains roughly three parts. The first 11 chapters discuss the JavaScript language itself. The next eight chapters are about web browsers and the way JavaScript is used to program them. Finally, two chapters are devoted to Node.js, another environment to program JavaScript in. Throughout the book, there are five project chapters, which describe larger example programs to give you a taste of real programming. In order of appearance, we will work through building an artificial life simulation, a programming language, a platform game, a paint program, and a dynamic website.