Featured Books

Just One Thing: Developing a Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time
Just One Thing: Developing a Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time

You’ve heard the expression, “It’s the little things that count.” Research has shown that little daily practices can change the way your brain works, too.

Birthing from Within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation
Birthing from Within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation

Here is a holistic approach to childbirth that examines this profound rite-of-passage not as a medical event but as an act of self-discovery.

Illuminata: A Return to Prayer
Illuminata: A Return to Prayer

Marianne Williamson's bestselling A Return to Love ended with a prayer in which she asked God to help us "find our way home, from the pain to peace, from fear to love, from hell to Heaven.

When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times (Shambhala Classics)
When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times (Shambhala Classics)

The beautiful practicality of her teaching has made Pema Chödrön one of the most beloved of contemporary American spiritual authors among Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike.

Your Body Belongs to You
Your Body Belongs to You

In simple, reassuring language, the author explains that a child's body is his or her own; that it is all right for kids to decline a friendly hug or kiss, even from someone they love; and that you can still be friends even if you don't want a hug now.

Understanding the Borderline Mother: Helping Her Children Transcend the Intense, Unpredictable, and Volatile Relationship
Understanding the Borderline Mother: Helping Her Children Transcend the Intense, Unpredictable, and Volatile Relationship

The first love in our lives is our mother. Recognizing her face, her voice, the meaning of her moods, and her facial expressions is crucial to survival.

7 Steps to a Pain-Free Life : How to Rapidly Relieve Back and Neck Pain Using the McKenzie Method
7 Steps to a Pain-Free Life : How to Rapidly Relieve Back and Neck Pain Using the McKenzie Method

Considered by thousands of health care providers to be the ultimate first treatment of choice for back and neck pain, the seven steps that make up the McKenzie Method have become the keystone for back and neck care in 35 countries, including the United States.

Delavier's Core Training Anatomy
Delavier's Core Training Anatomy

Delavier’s Core Training Anatomy is your guide for increasing core strength, stability, flexibility, and tone.

Recent Books

Reading Critically, Writing Well
by Rise B. Axelrod

Reading Critically, Writing Well helps students read for meaning and read like a writer, and it guides them as they apply what they’ve learned to their own writing. Each of the book’s 9 assignment chapters includes a genre-specific guide to reading that challenges students to analyze the authors’ techniques as well as a step-by-step guide to writing that helps them apply these techniques to their own essays in the genre. With 13 provocative new professional selections (plus 8 multimodal selections in e-Pages), an array of student models, hands-on activities for critical analysis and invention, and multiple opportunities for summary and synthesis, this text is the right choice for any instructor who wants to help students learn to read critically and write well. Now with e-Pages: multimodal reading selections that come alive online with videos, podcasts, quizzes, and more.

Globalization: A Reader for Writers
by Maria Jerskey

Read. Write. Oxford.

Using vibrant, challenging, and diverse selections, Globalization: A Reader for Writers invites students to explore what globalization means not just to their everyday lives but to the collective future of the world. The writers, scholars, artists, journalists, and activists represented in this reader transcend globalization as a theme, challenging students to see globalization as a term that they need to define for themselves. This reader presents a more open-ended, less determined perspective than the "West and the Rest" agenda by offering articles that are personal and local yet also engaging to a broader global audience.

Developed for the freshman composition course, Globalization: A Reader for Writers includes an interdisciplinary mix of public, academic, and scientific reading selections, providing students with the rhetorical knowledge and compositional skills required to participate effectively in an academic discourse about globalization.

Globalization: A Reader for Writers is part of a series of brief single-topic readers from Oxford University Press designed for today's college writing courses. Each reader in this series approaches a topic of contemporary conversation from multiple perspectives.

Student's Solutions Manual for Elementary Statistics Using Excel
by Mario F. Triola

This manual contains completely worked-out solutions for all the odd-numbered exercises in the text.

Songs of Seoul: An Ethnography of Voice and Voicing in Christian South Korea
by Nicholas Harkness

Songs of Seoul is an ethnographic study of voice in South Korea, where the performance of Western opera, art songs, and choral music is an overwhelmingly Evangelical Christian enterprise. Drawing on fieldwork in churches, concert halls, and schools of music, Harkness argues that the European-style classical voice has become a specifically Christian emblem of South Korean prosperity. By cultivating certain qualities of voice and suppressing others, Korean Christians strive to personally embody the social transformations promised by their religion: from superstition to enlightenment; from dictatorship to democracy; from sickness to health; from poverty to wealth; from dirtiness to cleanliness; from sadness to joy; from suffering to grace. Tackling the problematic of voice in anthropology and across a number of disciplines, Songs of Seoul develops an innovative semiotic approach to connecting the materiality of body and sound, the social life of speech and song, and the cultural voicing of perspective and personhood.

Songs of Seoul: An Ethnography of Voice and Voicing in Christian South Korea
by Nicholas Harkness

Songs of Seoul is an ethnographic study of voice in South Korea, where the performance of Western opera, art songs, and choral music is an overwhelmingly Evangelical Christian enterprise. Drawing on fieldwork in churches, concert halls, and schools of music, Harkness argues that the European-style classical voice has become a specifically Christian emblem of South Korean prosperity. By cultivating certain qualities of voice and suppressing others, Korean Christians strive to personally embody the social transformations promised by their religion: from superstition to enlightenment; from dictatorship to democracy; from sickness to health; from poverty to wealth; from dirtiness to cleanliness; from sadness to joy; from suffering to grace. Tackling the problematic of voice in anthropology and across a number of disciplines, Songs of Seoul develops an innovative semiotic approach to connecting the materiality of body and sound, the social life of speech and song, and the cultural voicing of perspective and personhood.

California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE) w/CD-ROM (California (CHSPE) Test Preparation)
by Stephen Hearne

ARE YOU READY TO TAKE THE CHSPE?

REA's California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE) Test Prep with Practice Tests on CD Helps California High School Students Get a High Score

Updated 2nd Edition

The California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE) test prep is designed for students who are taking the CHSPE to test out of high school and earn the legal equivalent of a high school diploma.

Prepared by California teachers, this test prep is fully aligned with the official exam and reinforces the Mathematics and English-Language Arts material that California students need to know for test day.

Our test prep gives you everything you need to succeed:

• Focused content reviews
• Proven test-taking strategies
• 3 confidence-building practice exams
• Detailed explanations of questions and answers
• Powerful diagnostic software to boost your score


The Mathematics review covers: number sense and operations; algebra; data, statistics, and probability; geometry and measurement.

The English-Language Arts review includes: language mechanics; language expression; synonyms; multiple-meaning words; context clues; initial understanding; interpretation; critical analysis; and strategies.

The book includes 3 exams based on the official CHSPE — balanced to include every topic and type of question you can expect on the actual exam. Two practice tests on CD are given in a timed format with automatic, instant scoring, allowing you to practice what you've learned before taking the actual exam. Each practice test comes complete with detailed explanations of answers, so you can identify your strengths and weaknesses and focus on areas in need of further study. Our study schedule, test strategies, and helpful tips ease anxiety and build the confidence you need for exam day.

If you're taking the CHSPE, prepare for the exam with the test prep designed for today’s California students!

Essentials of Oceanography
by Tom S. Garrison

ESSENTIALS OF OCEANOGRAPHY 7e provides a basic understanding of the scientific questions, complexities, and uncertainties involved in ocean use, and the role and importance of oceans in nurturing and sustaining life on the planet. The new edition was created as part of a unique partnership with the National Geographic Society, an organization that represents a tradition of inspiring stories, exceptional research, and first-hand accounts of exploration. Using exclusive content from the National Geographic Society's world-renowned photos, graphics, and map collections, the text offers the most dynamic and current introduction to oceanography available today.

Blogging (DMS - Digital Media and Society)
by Jill Walker Rettberg

Thoroughly revised and updated, this new edition of Blogging provides an accessible study of a now everyday phenomenon and places it in a historical, theoretical and contemporary context. The second edition takes into account the most recent research and developments and provides current analyses of new tools for microblogging and visual blogging.

Jill Walker Rettberg discusses the ways blogs are integrated into today’s mainstream social media ecology, where comments and links from Twitter and Facebook may be more important than the network between blogs that was significant five years ago, and questions the shift towards increased commercialization and corporate control of blogs. The new edition also analyses how smart phones with cameras and social media have led a shift towards more visual emphasis in blogs, with photographs and graphics increasingly foregrounded.

Authored by a scholar-blogger, this engaging book is packed with examples that show how blogging and related genres are changing media and communication. It gives definitions and explains how blogs work, shows how blogs relate to the historical development of publishing and communication and looks at the ways blogs structure social networks.

Blogging (DMS - Digital Media and Society)
by Jill Walker Rettberg

Thoroughly revised and updated, this new edition of Blogging provides an accessible study of a now everyday phenomenon and places it in a historical, theoretical and contemporary context. The second edition takes into account the most recent research and developments and provides current analyses of new tools for microblogging and visual blogging.

Jill Walker Rettberg discusses the ways blogs are integrated into today’s mainstream social media ecology, where comments and links from Twitter and Facebook may be more important than the network between blogs that was significant five years ago, and questions the shift towards increased commercialization and corporate control of blogs. The new edition also analyses how smart phones with cameras and social media have led a shift towards more visual emphasis in blogs, with photographs and graphics increasingly foregrounded.

Authored by a scholar-blogger, this engaging book is packed with examples that show how blogging and related genres are changing media and communication. It gives definitions and explains how blogs work, shows how blogs relate to the historical development of publishing and communication and looks at the ways blogs structure social networks.

From Notepad to iPad: Using Apps and Web Tools to Engage a New Generation of Students
by Matthew Gillispie

This book is a one-stop-shop for secondary teachers looking to use iPads effectively in the classroom. The author provides a clear and practical overview of how to implement the technology, manage it, and use it successfully. Each chapter is full of tips and engaging classroom activities. Teachers at all levels of experience and comfort with technology will benefit from the ideas and resources in this book. Special Features:

Screen shots and other visuals to help you use the recommended apps and websites
Strategies for managing technology use in the classroom
Lesson plans that effectively teach literacy and content through the use of technology
Connections to the Common Core State Standards
Samples of student work using iPads
Rubrics for a variety of suggested assignments