Our economy and future way of life depend on how well American manufacturing managers adapt to the dynamic, globally competitive landscape and evolve their firms to keep pace. A major challenge is how to structure the firm s environment so that it attains the speed and low cost of high-volume flow lines while retaining the flexibility and customization potential of a low-volume job shop. Continue reading
The 5th Edition of HEALTH ECONOMICS AND POLICY (WITH ECONOMIC APPLICATIONS) thoroughly demonstrates how economic principles apply to health care delivery and its policies. While you explore the changing nature of health care, as well as the social and political sides of issues, you will learn to analyze public policy from an economic perspective. Continue reading
Created through an extensive “student-tested, faculty-approved” review process with student and faculty input, PFIN3 is an engaging and accessible solution designed to accommodate the diverse lifestyles of today’s learners at a value-based price. PFIN3 continues to provide the personal finance content students need in a concise, approachable format that appeals to today’s busy learner. Shorter chapters, an inviting design, engaging visuals, and removable Chapter-in-Review cards work with numerous online student study tools to reinforce the book’s solid life-cycle approach to personal financial management. Students study financial plans, assets, credit, insurance, investment, and retirement as individuals and families progress through life. Numerous real-life examples and step-by-step learning features help ensure that students master course material and today’s critical financial tools and technology. This edition highlights the most recent current statistical information and laws regarding topics such as taxes, health care, credit, banking, and estate planning to equip students with contemporary, practical skills. All online tools, including Excel worksheets that correspond to the book’s exercises and Kiplinger videos with money management and investing advice, are easily accessed through PFIN3′s CourseMate website. Time-saving CengageNOW online course management and Aplia™ for Finance automated homework solutions further ensure that students develop today’s most important personal finance skills. Continue reading
Winner of several national awards including the 1967 Pulitzer Prize, this classic study by David Brion Davis has given new direction to the historical and sociological research of society’s attitude towards slavery.
Davis depicts the various ways different societies have responded to the intrinsic contradictions of slavery from antiquity to the early 1770′s in order to establish the uniqueness of the abolitionists’ response. While slavery has always caused considerable social and psychological tension, Western culture has associated it with certain religious and philosophical doctrines that gave it the highest sanction. The contradiction of slavery grew more profound when it became closely linked with American colonization, which had as its basic foundation the desire and opportunity to create a more perfect society. Davis provides a comparative analysis of slave systems in the Old World, a discussion of the early attitudes towards American slavery, and a detailed exploration of the early protests against Negro bondage, as well as the religious, literary, and philosophical developments that contributed to both sides in the controversies of the late eighteenth century. This exemplary introduction to the history of slavery in Western culture presents the traditions in thought and value that gave rise to the attitudes of both abolitionists and defenders of slavery in the late eighteenth century as well as the nineteenth century. Continue reading
This exciting contemporary approach to World Regional Geography introduces the latest ideas, concepts, and theories in geography while also developing a strong foundation in the fundamentals of world regions. It helps professors convey a strong sense of place and an understanding of the connections within and between world regions. Globalization and Diversity is a briefer version of the popular Diversity Amid Globalization by the same authors; this distillation focuses on the core materials that students need in a World Regional Geography course. The Fourth Edition features a new and unique focus on sustainability. Continue reading