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Business acumen has emerged as a critical competency for communicators and young professionals. This primer contains everything readers need to know about today's business world. Besides covering the language and thinking of C-suites and boardrooms, the book discusses organizational agility, business models, rules and regulations, the money and the numbers, and even how to read financial statements and reports.
This educator's introduction to semiotics, the study of signs and symbols, describes a communications phenomenon that has permeated and influenced learner attitudes, behaviors and cognition in any learning environment.
Every year, about four billion pounds of toxic chemicals are generated and released by U.S. industries. "Toxic Chemicals in America: Controversies in Human and Environmental Health" examines the potential threat these chemical pose to American families, as ell as the policies surrounding the chemicals and their manufacturers.
In this short children's book, readers become part of Benzo’s Dream Cheese World. Every time this mouse falls asleep, a magical world begins in his mind. The only obstacle that he has to face is time itself before he awakens from his sleep.
"Board Games as Media" explores the growth in popularity of board games today, and unpacks what it means to read a board game. What does a game communicate? How do games play us? With little scholarly research in this still-emerging field, "Board Games" as Media underscores the importance of board games in the ever-evolving world of media.
A memoir-in-essays about unconsummated romance, "Like Love" turns romantic clichés inside out and challenges us to rethink our notions about what it means to love.
"Broadway in the Box" shines a television-centric light on the cross-industry presence of a seminal American art form as it works to unearth, explore and analyze pockets of more than 70 years of programming which embraced and satirized the musical in its various forms.
A saga of hope and duty, love and endurance, as well as the claustrophobia of fame, "Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey" is a tragic, yet life-affirming, war story the world has never heard. Inspired by true events of World War I, the author resurrects two long-forgotten figures, recounting their tale in a pair of voices that will change the way readers look at animals, freedom and even history itself.
"Avalon" is a world where the mundane and the spiritual intersect. Guided by the poet's voice—precise in his descriptions, trustworthy in his insights—readers experience a receptivity to all life offers and imposes.
"The King of Confidence" tells the story of the most infamous American con man you’ve never heard of: James Strang, self-proclaimed divine king of earth, heaven, and an island in Lake Michigan, until his assassination in 1856.
Drawing on the experience of researchers, educators, consultants, coaches and parents, "Parents Who Lead" offers a robust and proven method - designed specifically for parents - that will help you gain a greater sense of purpose and control.
"Addressing Challenging Behavior and Mental Health Issues in Early Childhood" juxtaposes two often-opposing intervention approaches - behavioral vs. emotionally responsive and positive person-centered - to introduce a novel way of working with children.
"Okinawan Princess: Da Legend of Hajichi Tattoos" is an illustrated, transpacific feminist fairy tale that illuminates an ancient tradition and pushes back against normative standards of beauty.
"Research Methods in Health Humanities" surveys the diverse and unique research methods used by scholars in the growing, transdisciplinary field of health humanities.
"Inquiry-Based Enumerative Combinatorics: One, Two, Skip a Few... Ninety-Nine, One Hundred" offers the opportunity to create a uniquely engaging combinatorics classroom by embracing inquiry-based learning techniques.
Written for the general reader as well as the professional, "Violent Extremists: Understanding the Domestic and International Terrorist Threat" examines the hybrid nature of the two violent extremist movements threatening the United States: radical Islamism and white nationalism.
"Introduction to Community Psychology" is a free, online text that aims to inform readers how to comprehensively analyze, investigate and address escalating problems of economic inequality, violence, substance abuse, homelessness, poverty and racism.
"Community Health Equity" documents more than a century of work on health equity from Chicago. It testifies to the relentless efforts of many people from many communities determined to achieve something better, more humane and just.
"A Companion to Ancient Philosophy" is a collection of essays on a broad range of themes and figures spanning the entire period extending from the Pre-Socratics to Plato, Aristotle and the Hellenistic thinkers.
"Ensemble-Made Chicago" brings together the work of a wide range of Chicago theater companies to share strategies for co-creating theatrical performance as an ensemble, providing histories of both co-created theater in Chicago and the various companies featured in the book.
"I Believe in You" is about trusting who we really are, learning to relate to ourselves and others beyond masks and projections. The book, grounded in stories from L'Arche communities in which people with and without intellectual disabilities live inclusively, brings together psychological and spiritual insights for anyone who wants to live authentically.
"Aesthetic Reason and Imaginative Freedom" draws attention to Friedrich Schiller as a philosophical thinker in his own right. The authors argue Schiller presents a robust philosophical program that can be favorably compared to those of his age, and that his works can guide us in our more contemporary philosophical concerns and approaches.
"Feminist Accountability"offers intersectional praxes of accountability and transformative justice developed through the leadership of feminists. Rather than relying on existing punishment regimes, the book explores everyday practices that cultivate individual and collective accountability.
"GIS: An Introduction to Mapping Technologies" provides an accessible introduction to geotechnology to a wide range of students. The techniques and approaches to problem solving, project organization and management, and data visualization are used with the intention of introducing students to the possibility of using GIS as a platform for making contributions to a wide range of programs.
An edited collections of essays, "Brill's Companion to German Romantic Philosophy" examines aspects of the philosophical contributions of the early German Romantics and showcases the philosophical achievements of figures such as Schlegel, Novalis, Holderlin, and Wackenroder.
"New World Pope" book explores how Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis - the ideas, experiences, influences, and passions that have formed this pastor who has inspired, challenged, encouraged, and angered people worldwide.
Through an analysis of concrete examples taken from everyday experience and culture, “Beautiful, Bright, and Blinding” develops an aesthetic methodology founded on a phenomenological approach to experience. Refusing hierarchical distinctions between high and low art, the book argues that we must conceptualize the whole of human experience as aesthetic: art is lived and living is an art.
This classroom edition of Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s political writings includes new translations of On the Social Contract, the Discourse on the Sciences and the Arts, the Discourse on the Origins of Inequality, and the Preface to Narcissus.
In "Beasts at Bedtime," scientist and father Liam Heneghan examines the environmental underpinnings of children's stories. From "Beatrix Potter" to "Harry Potter," Heneghan unearths the universal insights into our inextricable relationship with nature that underlie so many classic children's stories.
A nonfiction narrative by the Department of English's Barrie Jean Borch, "Apocalypse, Darling" centers on the author's return to a decimated landscape for a misbegotten wedding. As concise as a poem and as sweeping as an epic novel, "Apocalypse, Darling" explores the intersection of American traditional and self-invented social identities, and the destruction and re-greening of industrial cityscapes.
"Communicating about Fossil Fuel Divestment" analyzes how divestment is a socially responsible investing tactic to remove assets from a sector or industry based on moral objections to its business practices, with historical roots in the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa.
Movies based on comic books and their characters have inspired many innovations to Hollywood's business model, with film franchises and transmedia storytelling helping to ensure the genre will continue its reign over popular culture for years to come. "Comic Book Movies" explores how this genre of film offers audiences modern-day myths, sometimes even incorporating ancient mythic figures while also engaging with the questions that haunt a post-9/11 world.
"Catechisms and Women's Writing" examines original works composed by female catechists - both in manuscript and print - and the construction of these materials from other sources.
"Mastering Business for Strategic Communicators" provides strategic communications and public relations students and professionals with expert insights and advice into the various major business functions and departments. The authors also will host a book signing in the Loop Campus Barnes & Noble on Thursday, Jan. 18.
Fifty-five percent of the world's population - and growing - now lives in cities. "Urban Emergency Management: Planning and Response for the 21st Century" examines the concepts and practices of emergency management in the context of the complex challenges faced by the contemporary city.
Take a journey through the curious and wonderful science of Earth's smallest life forms, from the mammalian gut to the ocean floor, in "Planet of Microbes: The Perils and Potential of Earth's Essential Life Forms."
Did you know cockroaches care for their young? "Humans and Animals: A Geography of Coexistence" features short essays, packed with interesting information about the ways human and animal lives intersect.
"Comic Performativities: Identity, Internet Outrage, and the Aesthetics of Communication" highlights patterns of criticism and public debate in the relationship between humor, identity and offense.