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HEALTH, SAFETY, AND NUTRITION FOR THE YOUNG CHILD, 10th Edition, covers contemporary health, safety, and nutrition needs of infant through school-age children--and guides teachers in implementing effective classroom practices--in one comprehensive, full-color volume. Concepts are backed by the latest research findings and linked to NAEYC standards. The text emphasizes the importance of respecting and partnering with families to help children establish healthy lifestyles and achieve their learning potential. Early childhood educators, professionals, and families will find the latest research and information on many topics of significant concern, including food safety, emergency and disaster preparedness, childhood obesity, children's mental health, bullying, resilience, chronic and acute health conditions, environmental quality, and children with special medical needs. Also provided are easy-to-access checklists, guidelines, activities, and lesson plans that no early childhood student or professional should be without.
Award-winning scholar Fred Kleiner brings art, architecture and culture to life with GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A GLOBAL HISTORY, VOLUME I, 16th Edition. Backed by 45 art history experts, Kleiner delivers his signature storytelling in this edition alongside 250 new reproduction images and more that have been upgraded for color-fidelity and clarity. To elevate the experience for learners, MindTap offers an interactive ebook with zoomable images, nearly 300 videos, an audio pronunciation guide, image flashcards, quizzes, and Google Earth coordinates of significant works. MindTap also allows you to customize your course with your own images, videos and activities, and use instructor resources to simplify planning. More than a text, GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A GLOBAL HISTORY, VOLUME I, 16th Edition has been inspiring a love for art and its history for more than 85 years.
Provide a comprehensive introduction to IT technical support as Andrews/Dark/West's COMPTIA A+ GUIDE TO IT TECHNICAL SUPPORT, 10E explains how to work with users as well as install, maintain, troubleshoot and network computer hardware and software. This step-by-step, highly visual, best-selling approach uses CompTIA A+ Exam objectives as a framework to prepare students for 220-1001 and 220-1002 certification exams. Each chapter covers core and advanced topics while emphasizing practical application of the most current technology, techniques and industry standards. Students study the latest hardware, security, Active Directory, operational procedures, basics of scripting, virtualization, cloud computing, mobile devices and Windows 10. In addition, Lab Manuals, CourseNotes, online labs and optional MindTap online resources provide certification test preparation and interactive activities to prepare future IT support technicians or administrators.
Written by leading scholar and award-winning teacher Julia T. Wood, INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION: EVERYDAY ENCOUNTERS, 9th Edition, relates theory and skills directly to students' everyday interactions as it delivers a solid introduction to interpersonal communication. An emphasis on cultural diversity is thoroughly woven throughout the new 9th edition, equipping readers with the skills they need to effectively communicate with people who may not share a similar background. The new edition also features increased coverage of social media, including a section in every chapter that discusses connections between chapter themes and social media. The text's pedagogy is carefully integrated into MindTap's personalized teaching and learning platform. Assignments guide students to analyze, apply and improve thinking, allowing instructors to measure skills and outcomes with ease. MindTap combines interactive videos and simulations with high-value gradable activities in an engaging, personalized online environment.
Strengthen mathematical skills and offer practice in applying those skills as Peterson/Smith's MATHEMATICS FOR MACHINE TECHNOLOGY, 8E prepares students and apprentices for today's machine trades and manufacturing. This comprehensive book highlights the latest technology and tools while connecting math concepts to relevant machine applications, using industry-specific examples, realistic illustrations and actual machine functions. Simple-to-complex problems and examples progress from general math to trigonometry and solid geometry while demonstrating math at work in machine trades and manufacturing. Coverage emphasizes appropriate calculator operations with new coverage of spreadsheets as well as introductions to G- and M-codes for CNC programming. Readers master vocational and technical applications of math concepts needed to excel in machine, tool-and-die and tool design industries.