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    Managing the Training and Development Function by Allan D. Pepper

    Gower, Aldershot, 1992. Hardback. Near Fine. Very slight page browning. Dust Jacket Near Fine: Very minor nicking/creasing to edges. Synopsis: Offers ways of establishing policies and practices in line with corporate objectives and suggests how to overcome many of the inevitable problems. For training and development specialists and personnel and line managers with relevant responsibilities.


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    Roots of Human Behavior (The Great Courses, 168) by Barbara King

    Chantilly, Virginia: The Teaching Company. 2001. Audio CD. Very Good. Twelve 30-minute lectures on six Audio CDs in original clamshell case along with an As New paperback Course Guidebook (56 pages). CDs are in very good condition showing only minor signs of prior use. Suitable for a gift. While human behavior is usually studied from the historical perspective of a few hundred years, anthropologists consider deeper causes for the ways we act. In this course, anthropologist Barbara J. King uses her wealth of research experience to open a window of understanding for you into the legacy left by our primate past. By looking for roots of human behavior in the behavior of monkeys, apes, and human ancestors, you explore such questions as: Are language and technology unique to humans? Have human love and loyalty developed from our primate cousins? Do ways in which human males and female s relate to each other come from our primate past? Have we inherited a biological tendency for aggression? Contents: lecture 1. The four facets of anthropology -- lecture 2. Social bonds and family ties -- lecture 3. The journey away from mom -- lecture 4. Males and females, really so different? -- lecture 5. Sex and reproduction -- lecture 6. Tool making, of hammers and anvils -- lecture 7. Social learning and teaching -- lecture 8. Culture, what is it? who's got it? -- lecture 9. Dynamics of social communication -- lecture 10. Do great apes use language? -- lecture 11. Highlights of human evolution -- lecture 12. Exploring and conserving a legacy.


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    Math Skills for the Workforce: Fractions by Lassiter, Karen

    Steck-Vaughn. Very Good. 1997. Paperback. Math Skills for the Workforce; 206 pages; This series is specifically designed to prepare students for job success. With just four titles, Math Skills for the Workforce covers all students need to know about applying their skills on the job. Each book has 208 pages and a bound-in answer key. A pretest ensures proper placement, while a posttest measures progress. Reading levels of grades 4-6 make it possible for even limited readers to master math. All unit openers and practice exercises deal with work-related issues and scenarios. A glossary defines unfamiliar words to keep students focused on problem solving. Ideal for adults trying to improve their skills for a job or for secondary students getting ready to enter the work force. Condition Note: Cover edges or corners or text block edges may have light wear or defects (tiny stains, tip creases, etc from storage or publisher shipping to me. .


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    Math Skills for the Workforce: Decimals and Percents by Lassiter, Karen

    Steck-Vaughn. Very Good. 1997. Paperback. These are never-used books with slight shipping damage enroute from publisher, which will in no way impact the use of the books. They have one or more lightly bent corners and maybe a light crease to the cover. ; This series is specifically designed to prepare students for job success. With just four titles, Math Skills for the Workforce covers all students need to know about applying their skills on the job. Each book has 208 pages and a bound-in answer key. A pretest ensures proper placement, while a posttest measures progress. Reading levels of grades 4-6 make it possible for even limited readers to master math. All unit openers and practice exercises deal with work-related issues and scenarios. A glossary defines unfamiliar words to keep students focused on problem solving. Ideal for adults trying to improve their skills for a job or for secondary students getting ready to enter the work force. ; Math Skills for the Workforce; 206 pages .


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    Math Skills for the Workforce: Measurement, Geometry, & Algebra by Lassiter, Karen

    Steck-Vaughn. Very Good. 1997. Paperback. Math Skills for the Workforce; 223 pages; This series is specifically designed to prepare students for job success. With just four titles, Math Skills for the Workforce covers all students need to know about applying their skills on the job. Each book has 208 pages and a bound-in answer key. A pretest ensures proper placement, while a posttest measures progress. Reading levels of grades 4-6 make it possible for even limited readers to master math. All unit openers and practice exercises deal with work-related issues and scenarios. A glossary defines unfamiliar words to keep students focused on problem solving. Ideal for adults trying to improve their skills for a job or for secondary students getting ready to enter the work force. Condition Note: Cover edges or corners or text block edges may have light wear or defects (tiny stains, tip creases, etc from storage or publisher shipping to me. .


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    Learning as a Way of Being: Strategies for Survival in a World of Permanent White Water by Peter B. Vaill

    Jossey Bass, San Francisco, 1996. Hardback. Good. Some slight fading/creasing and very small tear to dust jacket, otherwise very good. Synopsis: A critique of the roots of management education. Argues that institutions of higher learning must teach managers how to integrate the discipline of learning into their very being.


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    Preparation for Citizenship by Northcutt, Ellen

    Steck-Vaughn. 2002. Second Printing. Paperback. New; If reading ability is keeping your students from being able to pass the test for American citizenship, this book will help. It is for low-Beginning ESL students at reading levels 2-4, and covers the very basics of American history and government and culture. It also contains maps of the United States and the world, an Application for Naturalization, citizenship questions and answers, sentences for dictation and reading, the Oath of Allegiance, and an answer key. An accompanying CD focuses on the information students will need for the INS interview and the test. There are many illustrations to help students understand and recall the text. Teachers will also find instructions on how to teach the material <P>; 96 pages .


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    Churchill (The Great Courses, 807) by Rufus Fears

    Chantilly, Virginia: The Teaching Company. 2001. Audio CD. Fine. Twelve 30-minute lectures on six Fine Audio CDs in original clamshell case along with an As New paperback Course Guidebook (82 pages). CDs show only minor signs of prior use. Not from a library. Suitable for a gift. Churchill's life remains proof that a single individual can change the course of history for the better and make of life a blessed and noble thing, despite public and private trials too numerous to name. Who was this extraordinary man who rose up at an hour when freedom and right stood in mortal peril before tyranny and terror to rally the British people? To say with courage, genius, and eloquence, "Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, 'This was their finest hour.'" Moreover, how did he accomplish this amazing feat? And how was it that this achievement was just a single part of a long and fruitful life in a stunning array of endeavors? In these 12 inspiring lectures, Professor Fears presents a well-balanced portrait of Churchill that does not whitewash his flaws. Yet he also draws on historical scholarship and material from Churchill's writings and speeches to make the case that Churchill belongs with Pericles of Athens and Abraham Lincoln as one of the greatest statesmen in the history of democracy. Contents: Lecture 1. Heritage and destiny -- lecture 2. Young Churchill -- lecture 3. On the empire's frontier -- lecture 4. Political beginnings -- lecture 5. Churchill and controversy -- lecture 6. Post-war challenges -- lecture 7. In the wilderness -- lecture 8. The Nazi menace -- lecture 9. Rallying the nation -- lecture 10. The tide of war turns -- lecture 11. Champion of freedom -- lecture 12. The legacy of Churchill.


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    Life Skills for Today's World: Personal Health by Bernstein, Vivian

    Steck-Vaughn. New. 1994. Paperback. Life Skills for Today's World; Textbook; 96 pages; This book for adults and ESL students of at least high school age, with reading levels of 3-4, teaches basic health. Each chapter focuses on one aspect of health and includes a Life Skills Workshop and some excericses to check comprehension and skills learned. This book teaches good health habits, choosing healthy foods and reading labels, staying fit and planning an exercise program, how to complete a medical history form, a health insurance form, and a hospital emergency room form. It also explains how to take medicine safely and read medicine labels. .


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    Operation Sense: Even More Fractions, Decimals, and Percents Student Book by Schmitt, Steinback ,Donovan, and Merson

    Key Curriculum Press. New with no dust jacket. 2005. Paperback. EMPower extending mathematical power; Textbook; 142 pages; This series is designed for adult and alternative students who have struggled with traditional math texts and have not done well. This curriculum will motivate these students with engaging activities that relate to their lives, build their understanding of mathematical concepts, and accommodate their varying skill levels. It can be used as a complete curriculum or books can be mixed and matched according to meet current needs. Rather than focusing on memorization of formulas, students develop useful mathematics skills through engaging exercises that relate to their lives. Classrooms become learning communities where participants share strategies and discover multiple ways to solve problems. This series was developed and field tested by the Education Research Collaborative at TERC with support from the National Science Foundation.<P> In this book students extend their understanding of the four operations with whole numbers as they puzzle over such questions as, "How is it possible that two fractions multiplied might yield a smaller amount?" and "What does it mean to divide one-half by six?" .


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    VOCATIONAL EDUCATION OF JUNIOR COLLEGE GRADE by Bennett, G. Vernon

    Baltimore: Warwick and York. Very Good. 1928. First Edition. Hardcover. Clean green cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Text tight, clean & intact. Table illustrations. Based upon a study made of the problem of vocational education of junior college grade. General Information; Tables; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 244 pages .


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    Nutrition and You, Myplate Edition by Joan Salge Blake

    any damage to book is shown in pictures. Please email with any questions or concerns. We try to ship all purchases within 24 hours. code for online content has never been used as shown in second picture


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    A History of Hitler's Empire, 2nd Edition (The Great Courses, 805) by Thomas Childers

    Twelve 30-minute lectures on six Fine Audio CDs in original clamshell case along with an As New paperback Course Guidebook (58 pages). CDs show only minor signs of prior use. Not from a library. Suitable for a gift. These twelve lectures are designed to answer two questions that have nagged generations ever since Hitler and Nazism were destroyed: How could a man like Adolf Hitler and a movement like Nazism come to power in 20th-century Germany, an industrially developed country with a highly educated population? How were the Nazis able to establish the foundations of a totalitarian regime in such a short time and hurl the whole world into a devastating war that would consume millions of lives? As you travel back in time to answer these questions, you'll gain fascinating (and sometimes troubling) insights into the historical nightmare sparked by Hitler and his beliefs. You'll discover who voted for the Nazis and why; how the Nazis campaigned, and what they appeared to stand for; why there was apparently so little resistance to them; what made the Nazi regime so popular at home; how the Nazis were able to seize control of the press, radio, courts, and police; how the Nazis were ultimately destroyed by Allied forces; and whether or not something like this could happen again--and how to make sure that it doesn't. These lectures are an opportunity to reflect on lessons from the chapter of history that Churchill called "the dark and lamentable catalogue of human crime." Contents: Lecture 1. The Third Reich, Hitler, and the 20th century -- lecture 2. The First World War and its legacy -- lecture 3. The Weimar Republic and the rise of the Nazi party -- lecture 4. The twenties and the Great Depression -- lecture 5. The Nazi breakthrough -- lecture 6. Hitler's assumption of power -- lecture 7. Racial policy and the totalitarian state -- lecture 8. Hitler's foreign policy -- lecture 9. Munich and the triumph of national socialism -- lecture 10. War in the west, war in the east -- lecture 11. Holocaust, Hitler's war against the Jews -- lecture 12. The Final Solution.


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    The Power of Learning: A Guide to Gaining Competitive Advantage by Andrew Mayo

    IPD, 1994-1996. Paperback. Good. Inscription on first page, otherwise very good. Synopsis: Corporate survival depends crucially on adaptability, driven by employees willing and able to continuously update their knowledge and skills. Provides the vision and practical guidance to help all managers and directors to tap into the power of learning.


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    Earth's Changing Climate (The Great Courses, 1219) by Richard Wolfson

    Chantilly, Virginia: The Teaching Company. 2007. Audio CD. As New. Twelve 30-minute lectures on six Audio CDs in original clamshell case along with an As New paperback Course Guidebook (83 pages). CDs show only minor signs of prior use. Not from a library. Suitable for a gift. This lucid series of twelve lectures reviews the research and explains the concepts, tools, data, and analysis that have led an overwhelming number of climate scientists to conclude that Earth is warming and that we humans are responsible. In clear and accessible lectures designed for nonscientists, you'll learn about the "fingerprints" of global climate change--ranging from borehole temperatures to melting glaciers to the altered behavior of plant and animal species and other indicators--that convince scientists that our Earth has been warming at an unprecedented rate in recent decades. The lectures address only scientific issues and make no policy recommendations. Instead, they have been designed to serve as your personal scientific briefing to equip you to engage knowledgeably in one of the most important environmental issues of our time. Contents: 1. Is Earth warming?; 2. Butterflies, glaciers, and hurricanes; 3. Ice ages and beyond; 4. In the greenhouse; 5. A tale of three planets; 6. Global recycling; 7. The human factor; 8. Computing the future; 9. Impacts of climate change; 10. Energy and climate; 11. Energy, resources and alternatives; 12. Sustainable futures.


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    The Big Book of Presentation Games: Wake-Em-Up Tricks, Icebreakers, and Other Fun Stuff (New) by Edward Scannell and John W. Newstrom

    McGraw-Hill, Maidenhead, 1998. Paperback. New.. Synopsis: Activities designed to: build rapport and warm up the audience and provide 'breathers'. Gets people's blood flowing with physical activity; generates lively discussions and reinforces key points in an enjoyable way


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    American Ideals: Founding a "Republic of Virtue" (The Great Courses, 4855) by Daniel N. Robinson

    Chantilly, Virginia: The Teaching Company. 2004. Audio CD. Very Good. Twelve 30-minute lectures on six Audio CDs in a cardboard case along with an As New staple-bound paperback Course Guidebook (71 pages). CDs are in Very Good condition showing only minor signs of prior use. Not from a library. What is the significance of the phrase "the pursuit of happiness" in the Declaration of Independence? Why does it read "We the people" in the preamble to the Constitution? What were the philosophies and social forces that made this country unique--that enabled it to become the first successfully self-governing republic? Answer these questions and more with this insightful course which explores the principles that guided the founding of the United States, the conditions that led to the break with Great Britain, and the creation of such founding documents as the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. You'll deepen your understanding of fundamental ideas that inspired American independence and that continue to have a profound influence on American thought. You'll also receive insight into what historians call "the long conversation" in American society--questions that have been the focus of debate and controversy since the nation was born. As the world' s oldest democracy, the United States stands as the "test case" for those who regard self-government as inherently unstable, inherently self-destructive. Examining the founding documents, such as the Articles of Confederation, the Declaration of Independence, and the U.S. Constitution, Professor Robinson considers the principles under which the United States evolved. Contents: lecture 1. The colonists as faithful subjects; lecture 2. Colonial constitutions and their inspiration; lecture 3. Who "founded" the United States?; lecture 4. Taxation without representation; lecture 5. The Declaration of Independence; lecture 6. The Royalist view of the revolution.


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    What Are the Chances? Probability Made Clear (The Great Courses, 1474) by Michael Starbird

    Twelve 30-minute lectures on two DVDs in original clamshell case along with an As New paperback Course Guidebook (83 pages). Not from a library. Suitable for a gift. Contents: Lecture 1. Our Random World-Probability Defined; Lecture 2. The Nature of Randomness; Lecture 3. Expected Value-You Can Bet on It; Lecture 4. Random Thoughts on Random Walks; Lecture 5. Probability Phenomena of Physics; Lecture 6. Probability Is in Our Genes; Lecture 7. Options and Our Financial Future; Lecture 8. Probability Where We Don't Expect It; Lecture 9. Probability Surprises; Lecture 10. Conundrums of Conditional Probability; Lecture 11. Believe It or Not-Bayesian Probability; Lecture 12. Probability Everywhere.


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    Consciousness and Its Implications (The Great Courses, 4168) by Daniel N. Robinson

    Chantilly, Virginia: The Teaching Company. 2007. Audio CD. As New. Twelve 30-minute lectures on six As New Audio CDs in original clamshell case along with an As New paperback Course Guidebook (70 pages). Suitable for a gift. It's as essential to human existence as water is to a fish. Every night we surrender it gratefully only to get it back in the morning. We recognize that we have it, but we can never be sure anyone else does. Consciousness, this unique and perplexing mental state, has been the subject of debate for philosophers and scientists for millennia. And while it is widely agreed within contemporary philosophy that consciousness is a problem whose solutions are likely to determine the fate of any number of other problems, there is no settled position on the ultimate nature of consciousness. Professor Robinson reviews some of the special problems that philosophers, psychologists, scientists, and doctors face when taking on the vexing question "What Is Consciousness?" Much of what we do every day is done without our being directly conscious of the steps taken to complete the task: riding a bicycle, taking a walk, humming a tune. But as natural as this state is, it stands as a very serious threat to any number of core convictions and assumptions in both philosophy and science. One of the overarching goals of this intriguing course is to make clear just what about consciousness serves as such a challenge to these convictions and assumptions.


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    Developing a Unit/Credit Scheme of Adult Language Learning by Trim, J. L. M

    Oxford, etc.: Pergamon Press, 1980. Soft Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 80 pp. Tight and clean, unworn, looks unread


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    Training Interventions by John Kenney and Margaret Reid

    IPM, London, 1992. Paperback. Good. Some creasing, previous owner's name, protective plastic jacket. Synopsis: This book gives an overview of the main issues in training and contains many useful references for those wishing to study aspects in more depth. Beginning with a consideration of the nature of training and its organizational role - the organization is seen as a powerful learning environment and training is regarded as a deliberate intervention in this process.


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    Math Skills for the Workforce: Whole Numbers by Lassiter, Karen

    Steck-Vaughn. New. 1997. Paperback. Math Skills for the Workforce; 206 pages; This series is specifically designed to prepare students for job success. With just four titles, Math Skills for the Workforce covers all students need to know about applying their skills on the job. Each book has 208 pages and a bound-in answer key. A pretest ensures proper placement, while a posttest measures progress. Reading levels of grades 4-6 make it possible for even limited readers to master math. All unit openers and practice exercises deal with work-related issues and scenarios. A glossary defines unfamiliar words to keep students focused on problem solving. Ideal for adults trying to improve their skills for a job or for secondary students getting ready to enter the work force. Condition Note: Cover edges or corners or text block edges may have light wear or defects (tiny stains, tip creases, etc from storage or publisher shipping to me. .


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    Managing the Training Process (2nd Edition) by Mike Wills

    Gower, Maidenhead, 1998. Hardback. New, with dust jacket.. Synopsis: A comprehensive guide to managing all aspects of training - from programme creation to implementation and evaluation. The book's structure is driven by a series of flow charts. Part 1 describes the process in detail and Part 2 has briefings on the latest developments... <a href=http://www.mwls.com/book.htm target=main>more...</a><br><br>A free, online version of this book - which includes the latest updates - is available to purchasers. If you prefer to only buy access to the online version you can do so for <a href=../resources/resource.php?id=ER142&cat=articles>£12.50</a>


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    Understanding Complexity (The Great Courses, 5181) by Scott E. Page

    Chantilly, Virginia: The Teaching Company. 2009. DVD. As New. Twelve 30-minute lectures on two As New DVDs in original clamshell case along with an As New paperback Course Guidebook (55 pages). Suitable for a gift. Recent years have seen the introduction of concepts from the new and exciting field of complexity science that have captivated the attention of economists, sociologists, engineers, businesspeople, and many others. These include tipping points, the sociological term used to describe moments when unique or rare phenomena become more commonplace; the wisdom of crowds, the argument that certain types of groups harness information and make decisions in more effective ways than individuals; six degrees of separation, the idea that it takes no more than six steps to find some form of connection between two random individuals; and emergence, the idea that new properties, processes, and structures can emerge unexpectedly from complex systems.


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