Jones & Bartlett
Principles and practice of sport management, 4th ed.
The fourth edition of this comprehensive undergraduate textbook on sports management is fully revised and updated with new and expanded case studies as well as expanded treatment of timely subjects such as the expanding role of women in sports management and policy issues surrounding recent doping scandals. The volume is divided into six sections covering fundamentals of sports management, the amateur sports industry, professional sports management, supporting industry segments, lifestyle sports and career preparation, and chapters address such topics as management, marketing and financial principles in sport, high school and youth sports, facilities and event management, sports broadcasting and recreational sport programs. The volume includes illustrations, tables, sidebars and case studies as well as chapter summaries. Access to additional online instructor resources is provided. Contributors include academics in a variety of fields including recreation and business from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and several other institutions. (Annotation ©2011 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)
Principles of public health microbiology.
Intended for advanced students in public and environmental health with experience in general microbiology, this textbook examines key facets of public health processes in relation to variety of microbiological threats. Topics discussed include water and water borne disease, wastewater treatment and sanitation, food borne illnesses relating to meat production, dairy and food preparation and storage, vaccines, sexually transmitted diseases, airborne, vectorborne and zoonotic pathogens, biological warfare and epidemiological surveillance, monitoring and communications. Chapters include illustrations and tables as well as discussion questions and recommendations for further reading. Access to a full range of instructors materials, including PowerPoint slides, is provided. Burlage is a professor of health sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. (Annotation ©2011 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)
Sports ethics for sports management professionals.
Designed as a guidebook for coaches, athletic directors and professional sports mangers, this volume examines ethical decision making in a wide variety of situations. Topics discussed include principles and standards of sportsmanship and gamesmanship, gambling, ethics for sports officials, violence and criminal behavior, drug use and testing, race, gender and anti-discrimination policies, intellectual property and ethical considerations for sports agents and sports media. Chapters include case studies, summary notes and discussion questions for student or professional training and an appendix outlining a clear checklist of ethics standards is included. Thornton is a professor of sports law at the South Texas College of Law, Champion is a professor of sports and entertainment law at Texas Southern University and Ruddell is a professor of business at Belhaven University, Mississippi. (Annotation ©2011 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)
A study guide to epidemiology and biostatistics, 7th ed.
Hebel (U. of Maryland) and McCarter (George Washington School of Medicine) explain the principles of epidemiology and how to interpret data from medical studies, and provide questions for applying the concepts and testing comprehension. The seventh edition adds brief sections on statistical power, one-tailed P values, study-wise significance levels, and receiver operating curve analysis. (Annotation ©2011 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)
Understanding organized crime, 2d ed.
This second edition introductory text by Mallory covers the changing face of international organized crime and methods for successful law enforcement intervention. Students will gain comprehensive knowledge of types and definitions of organized crime, its evolution throughout history, hierarchy and organization, and the changes in law enforcement techniques dealing with organized crime. This edition includes new chapters and additional resources such as PowerPoint slides and a companion website offering students interactive study. This text is intended for those studying criminology and law enforcement. (Annotation ©2011 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)
Vehicle extrication level I & II; principles and practice. (online access included)
Prepared in accordance with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standards 1006 and 1670, this textbook is designed to prepare the student in meeting requirements for a level I or II technical rescuer professional. Each chapter follows the same structure, starting off with a listing of the knowledge and skills objectives. Then a "You Are the Technical Rescuer" scenario is presented where the student is asked some key questions that will subsequently be addressed. In a closing wrap-up, the key points and "hot terms" are summarized. Filled with color photographs and tables it also provides the address to a matching website offering chapter pretests, interactive skill drills, and skill evaluation sheets. Appendix D, on ropes and rigging, is also available exclusively online. (Annotation ©2011 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)
Violent offenders; theory, research, policy, and practice, 2d ed.
DeLisi (Criminal Justice, Iowa State U.) and Conis (Sociology, Des Moines CC.), two former criminal justice practitioners, set out to present state of the art scholarly based on research and experiences with real offenders including gang members, sex offenders, serial killers, and career criminals. Contributors include academics and criminal justice practitioners. The book is divided into two sections: the first section explores the theoretical and disciplinary foundations of the study of violent behavior spanning the disciplines of sociology, psychology, biology, and neuroscience; the second section explains public policy and practical applications, describing the various ways that the criminal justice system responds to violent offenders. Each part contains five chapters of new material. (Annotation ©2011 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)
Writing grant proposals that win, 4th ed.
Ward, a grant writer for education and nonprofit clients who provides workshops and grant development services through her company, supplies students and professionals in all fields with a guide to grant writing. She outlines each step of the process, from writing an executive summary, needs statement, goals, and objectives, to explaining the activities, personnel, and budget, and other features like the dissemination plan. She then details federal requests for proposal, the review process, private-sector funding, and how to deal with politics. More than half the text is devoted to sample proposals. This edition has a new chapter on technology and the online submission process, discusses effects of the 2008 recession, and has an updated appendix of websites, an updated list of points of contact and current federal forms, and new figures. (Annotation ©2011 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)