Technical Communication in the Twenty-first Century


Author: Sidney I. Dobrin,Christopher J. Keller,Christian R. Weisser
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780135031742
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 782
View: 5628

Continue Reading →

Technical Communication in the Twenty-First Century (TCTC) prepares readers to be successful writers and readers of technical communication, regardless of their career path. Featuring a wealth of examples and cases, it emphasizes problem-solving, collaboration, visual rhetoric and usability. Its approach analyzes why something worked or did not work, as well as how to produce the appropriate communication. Now available with the MyTechCommLab online learning tool, this edition features more focus on transnational communication, forty-five new case studies, and new information on the relationship between technology and communication.

Technical Communication in the Twenty-First Century


Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1467272175
Category: Education
Page: 53
View: 6681

Continue Reading →

Facts101 is your complete guide to Technical Communication in the Twenty-First Century. In this book, you will learn topics such as Technical Communication and ElectronicTechnologies, Ethics and the Workplace Writer, Technical Cummunication in aTransnational World, and Researching and Evaluating Source Materials plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Environmental Communication and the Public Sphere


Author: Robert Cox,Phaedra C. Pezzullo
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483379299
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 440
View: 467

Continue Reading →

The Fourth Edition of Environmental Communication and the Public Sphere remains the only comprehensive introduction to the growing field of environmental communication, ranging from an historical overview of key terms to important legal and technological developments. This innovative book focuses on how human communication influences the way we perceive and act in the environment. It also examines how we interpret environmental “problems” and decide what actions to take with regard to the natural world. Three-time president of the Sierra Club, the largest environmental group in the United States, lead author Robert Cox leverages his vast experience to offer insights into the news media, Congress, environmental conflict, advocacy campaigns, and other real-world applications of environmental communication. New coauthor Phaedra Pezzullo brings two decades of applied experience working with grassroots environmental justice and health organizations, citizen advisory boards, and student-led campaigns, as well as her internationally recognized research on toxic pollution, social injustices, public advocacy, and more. The authors introduce the reader to the major areas, terms, and debates of this evolving field. The Fourth Edition incorporates major revisions that include four new chapters on visual and popular culture, digital media and activism, the sustainability of college and corporation campuses, and the legal “standing” of citizens and nature. Updates throughout the text draw on timely topics including visual communication used in climate science campaigns, fracking and challenges to the right to know, plastic bag bans, consumer apps, digital activism for environmental justice, green marketing, and arguments on giving legal rights to nonhuman entities from dolphins to rivers.

Writing in the Sciences

Exploring Conventions of Scientific Discourse
Author: Ann M. Penrose,Steven B. Katz
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780205616718
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 425
View: 2176

Continue Reading →

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 A rhetorical, multi-disciplinary guide, Writing in the Sciences discusses the major genres of science writing including research reports, grant proposals, conference presentations, and a variety of forms of public communication. Multiple samples from real research cases illustrate a range of scientific disciplines and audiences for scientific research along with the corresponding differences in focus, arrangement, style, and other rhetorical dimensions. Comparisons among disciplines provide the opportunity for students to identify common conventions in science and investigate variation across fields.

Health Communication in the 21st Century


Author: Kevin B. Wright,Lisa Sparks,H. Dan O'Hair
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118339835
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 360
View: 392

Continue Reading →

This popular and engaging text on health communication is now revised and updated in a second edition that incorporates recent research and boasts new material on topics such as crisis communication, social disparities in health, and systemic reform. Fully revised second edition of this popular and authoritative text Includes fresh material on topics such as crisis communication, health care reform, global health issues, and political issues in health communication New case studies, examples, and updated glossary keep the work relevant and student-friendly Provides effective strategies for healthcare organizations and individuals in communicating with patients Updated and enhanced online resources, including PowerPoint slides, test bank, and instructors manual, available upon publication at www.wiley.com/go/wright

Participation and Power

Civic Discourse in Environmental Policy Decisions
Author: W. Michele Simmons
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791480623
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 214
View: 2449

Continue Reading →

Takes a firsthand look at a case of public participation in environmental policy.

Community Policing and Problem Solving

Strategies and Practices
Author: Ken Peak,Ronald W. Glensor
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 0133003035
Category: Law
Page: 384
View: 5489

Continue Reading →

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. COMMUNITY POLICING AND PROBLEM SOLVING: STRATEGIES AND PRACTICES, 6/e is about policing at its most important and challenging levels–in neighborhoods and communities across the nation and abroad. Unique in perspective, its focus is on community policing and problem solving–and the processes that are being implemented under COPPS to control and prevent crime, disorder and fear. Extremely applied, this text focuses on daily processes and tactics and how and why agencies are revolutionizing their traditional philosophy and operations. This sixth edition provides the latest on policing in an information age, how the economy is impacting policing practices and new information concerning COPPs initiatives across the United States.

Urban Tantra

Sacred Sex for the Twenty-First Century
Author: Barbara Carrellas,Annie Sprinkle
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 0399579680
Category: HEALTH & FITNESS
Page: 312
View: 1462

Continue Reading →

"Originally published in a somewhat different form in 2007 by Celestial Arts, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group..."--Copyright page.

Teaching music in the twenty-first century


Author: Lois Choksy
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Music
Page: 342
View: 877

Continue Reading →

Unique in both content and approach, this book offers a single-volumeauthoritativecomparison of the four most popular music education methods used in North AmericaJacques-Dalcroze, Kodaly, Orff, and Comprehensive Musicianship. Its in-depth examination of the methods and underlyingphilosophiesof each method--and its suggested lessons for each method at each grade level--will help readers make knowledgeable curricular choices among methods. Both the New National Standards (MENC) and the use of technology in the study of music are described and discussed in relation to all four methods.Method in North American Music TeachingThe Beginning. Influences on Methods, Approaches, and Philosophies of Teaching Music. Technology and Music Education. The Approach of Jacques-Dalcroze. The Kodaly Method. The Orff Approach. Comprehensive Musicianship: An American Technique and Philosophy for Teaching Music. Achieving Goals and Objectives in School Music Programs Via the Principles of Jacques-Dalcroze, Kodaly, Orff, and Comprehensive Musicianship. Grades K-1-2. Grades 3-4-5. Grades 6-7-8. Method in Music for Older Students. Which Methods?For music educators.

Communication Practices in Engineering, Manufacturing, and Research for Food and Water Safety


Author: David Wright
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119084326
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 216
View: 7196

Continue Reading →

This book demonstrates some of the ways in which communication and developing technologies can improve global food and water safety by providing a historical background on outbreaks and public resistance, as well as generating interest in youth and potential professionals in the field History of muckraking in the food industry Case study on groundwater regulation Interviews with members of the beef industry and livestock market owners

Steering the Craft

A Twenty-First-Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544612345
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 192
View: 2349

Continue Reading →

A revised and updated guide to the essentials of a writer’s craft, presented by a brilliant practitioner of the art Completely revised and rewritten to address the challenges and opportunities of the modern era, this handbook is a short, deceptively simple guide to the craft of writing. Le Guin lays out ten chapters that address the most fundamental components of narrative, from the sound of language to sentence construction to point of view. Each chapter combines illustrative examples from the global canon with Le Guin’s own witty commentary and an exercise that the writer can do solo or in a group. She also offers a comprehensive guide to working in writing groups, both actual and online. Masterly and concise, Steering the Craft deserves a place on every writer's shelf.

Shaping Information

The Rhetoric of Visual Conventions
Author: Charles Kostelnick,Michael Hassett
Publisher: SIU Press
ISBN: 9780809325023
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 260
View: 4037

Continue Reading →

From charts, texts, and graphs to illustrations, icons, and screens, we live in an information age saturated with visual language. Yet the underlying principles that provide structure for visual language have long eluded scholars of rhetoric, design, and engineering. To function as a language that reliably conveys meaning, visual language must embody codes that normalize its practices among both the designers who employ it and the readers who interpret it. In this wide-ranging analysis, Charles Kostelnick and Michael Hassett demonstrate how visual language in professional communication—text design, data displays, illustrations—is shaped by conventional practices that are invented, codified, and modified by users in visual discourse communities. Drawing on rhetorical theory, design studies, and a broad array of historical and contemporary examples, Shaping Information: The Rhetoric of Visual Conventions explores the processes by which conventions evolve and proliferate and shows how conventions serve as the medium that designers use to shape, stabilize, and streamline visual information. Kostelnick and Hassett extend contemporary theories that define rhetoric as a social act, arguing that visual conventions also thrive within discourse communities and are fragile forms that vary widely in their longevity and scope. Shaping Information: The Rhetoric of Visual Conventions is a thorough guide for scholars, teachers and practitioners of rhetoric and business and technical communication and for professionals in engineering, science, design, and business.

The Typewriter Revolution: A Typist's Companion for the 21st Century


Author: Richard Polt
Publisher: The Countryman Press
ISBN: 1581575874
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 256
View: 3326

Continue Reading →

The connoisseur's guide to the typewriter, entertaining and practical What do thousands of kids, makers, poets, artists, steampunks, hipsters, activists, and musicians have in common? They love typewriters—the magical, mechanical contraptions that are enjoying a surprising second life in the 21st century, striking a blow for self-reliance, privacy, and coherence against dependency, surveillance, and disintegration. The Typewriter Revolution documents the movement and provides practical advice on how to choose a typewriter, how to care for it, and what to do with it—from National Novel Writing Month to letter-writing socials, from type-ins to typewritten blogs, from custom-painted typewriters to typewriter tattoos. It celebrates the unique quality of everything typewriter, fully-illustrated with vintage photographs, postcards, manuals, and more.

Technical Communication

A Practical Approach
Author: William Sanborn Pfeiffer,Kaye A. Adkins
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780133970531
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 705
View: 1251

Continue Reading →

ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. -- Emphasizing the connection between writing and context, Technical Communication: A Practical Approach 8e uses a fictional company (M-Global) and students' own school and workplace settings to introduce the common genres of technical communication. Featuring numbered guidelines and an ABC format, the book shows how to write a variety of technical documents including business proposals, white papers, scripts, research reports, digital documents and more! This edition features earlier coverage of collaboration, more on software tools, expanded ABC formats, and the innovative MyWritingLab for Technical Communication. 0133970531 / 9780133970531Technical Communication: A Practical Approach with NEW MyWitingLab with Pearson eText Access Card 8/e Package consists of: 0132785781 / 9780132785785 Technical Communication: A Practical Approach 0133933296 / 9780133933291 MyWritingLab Generic -- Glue in Access Card 013393330X / 9780133933307 MyWritingLab Generic -- Inside Star Sticker

Writing to Win

The Legal Writer
Author: Steven D. Stark
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 0307888746
Category: Law
Page: 320
View: 8053

Continue Reading →

From a master teacher, a results-oriented approach to powerful legal writing that communicates, that persuades--and that wins. Of all the professions, the law has the most deserved reputation for opaque, jargon-clogged writing. Legal education, which focuses on judicial opinions, not instruments of persuasion, is partly to blame. Yet forceful writing is one of the most potent weapons of legal advocacy. In Writing to Win, Steve Stark, a former teacher of writing at Harvard Law, who has taught thousands of aspiring and practicing lawyers, has written the only book on the market that applies the universal principles of vigorous prose to the job of making a case--and winning it. Writing to Win focuses on the writing of lawyers, not judges, and includes dozens of examples of effective (and ineffective) real-life writing--as well as models drawn from advertising, journalism, and fiction. It deals with the problems lawyers face in writing, from organization to strengthening and editing prose; teaches ways of improving arguments; addresses litigation and technical writing in all its forms; and covers the writing attorneys must perform in their practice, from memos and letters to briefs and contracts. Each chapter opens with a succinct set of rules for easy reference. No other legal writing book on the market is as practical, as focused on results, as well written as Writing to Win. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Routledge Handbook of Public Communication of Science and Technology

Second edition
Author: Massimiano Bucchi,Brian Trench
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135049467
Category: Science
Page: 274
View: 3659

Continue Reading →

Communicating science and technology is a high priority of many research and policy institutions, a concern of many other private and public bodies, and an established subject of training and education. Over the past few decades, the field has developed and expanded significantly, both in terms of professional practice and in terms of research and reflection. The Routledge Handbook of Public Communication of Science and Technology provides a state-of-the-art review of this fast-growing and increasingly important area, through an examination of the research on the main actors, issues, and arenas involved. In this brand-new revised edition, the book brings the reviews up-to-date and deepens the analysis. As well as substantial reworking of many chapters, it gives more attention to digital media and the global aspects of science communication, with the inclusion of four new chapters. Several new contributors are added to leading mass-communication scholars, sociologists, public-relations practitioners, science writers, and others featured herein. With key questions for further discussion highlighted in each chapter, the handbook is a student-friendly resource and its scope and expert contributors mean it is also ideal for both practitioners and professionals working in the field. Combining the perspectives of different disciplines and of different geographical and cultural contexts, this original text provides an interdisciplinary and global approach to the public communication of science and technology. It is a valuable resource for students, researchers, educators, and professionals in media and journalism, sociology, the history of science, and science and technology.

The Routledge Dictionary of Pronunciation for Current English


Author: Clive Upton,William A. Kretzschmar, Jr.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 131545968X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 1562
View: 3819

Continue Reading →

The Routledge Dictionary of Pronunciation for Current English is the most up-to-date record of the pronunciation of British and American English. Based on research by a joint UK and US team of linguistics experts, this is a unique survey of how English is really spoken in the twenty-first century. This second edition has been fully revised to include: a full reappraisal of the pronunciation models for modern British and American English; 2,000 new entries, including new words from the last decade, encyclopedic terms and proper names; separate IPA transcriptions for British and American English for over 100,000 words; information on grammatical variants including plurals, comparative and superlative adjectives, and verb tenses. The most comprehensive dictionary of its type available, The Routledge Dictionary of Pronunciation for Current English is the essential reference for those interested in English pronunciation.

Internet Communications Using SIP

Delivering VoIP and Multimedia Services with Session Initiation Protocol
Author: Henry Sinnreich,Alan B. Johnston
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111842915X
Category: Computers
Page: 408
View: 4675

Continue Reading →

"This book is like a good tour guide.It doesn't just describe the major attractions; you share in the history, spirit, language, and culture of the place." --Henning Schulzrinne, Professor, Columbia University Since its birth in 1996, Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) has grown up. As a richer, much more robust technology, SIP today is fully capable of supporting the communication systems that power our twenty-first century work and life. This second edition handbook has been revamped to cover the newest standards, services, and products. You'll find the latest on SIP usage beyond VoIP, including Presence, instant messaging (IM), mobility, and emergency services, as well as peer-to-peer SIP applications, quality-of-service, and security issues--everything you need to build and deploy today's SIP services. This book will help you * Work with SIP in Presence and event-based communications * Handle SIP-based application-level mobility issues * Develop applications to facilitate communications access for users with disabilities * Set up Internet-based emergency services * Explore how peer-to-peer SIP systems may change VoIP * Understand the critical importance of Internet transparency * Identify relevant standards and specifications * Handle potential quality-of-service and security problems

Strategies for Technical Communication in the Workplace, MLA Update Edition


Author: Laura J. Gurak,John M. Lannon
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780134586373
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 496
View: 849

Continue Reading →

For introductory courses in Technical Communication. This version of Strategies for Technical Communication in the Workplace has been updated to reflect the 8th Edition of the MLA Handbook (April 2016)* Complete but streamlined coverage, with a focus on audience and purpose Based on the acclaimed Technical Communication by Lannon and Gurak, Strategies for Technical Communication in the Workplace prepares individuals for workplace writing through a clear and concise writing style, useful checklists, practical applications, numerous sample documents, and coverage of technology and global issues. The 3rd Edition addresses changing technology in the workplace with a complete chapter on social media, updated examples, and sample documents. This brief and affordable text is accessible to individuals of all writing levels. * The 8th Edition introduces sweeping changes to the philosophy and details of MLA works cited entries. Responding to the "increasing mobility of texts," MLA now encourages writers to focus on the process of crafting the citation, beginning with the same questions for any source. These changes, then, align with current best practices in the teaching of writing which privilege inquiry and critical thinking over rote recall and rule-following.

Macro Practice in Social Work for the 21st Century

Bridging the Macro-Micro Divide
Author: Steve Burghardt
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483323315
Category: Social Science
Page: 512
View: 1023

Continue Reading →

Macro Practice in Social Work for the 21st Century, Second Edition offers a modern approach to building effective career skills in macro practice. Author Steve Burghardt inspires students by tracing the careers of macro-practitioners from grass roots organizers to agency executives. By focusing on how practitioners can make meaningful, strategic choices regardless of their formal roles and responsibilities, this Second Edition takes a refreshing new approach on the key issues of how to respond to diversity and oppression, the use of the internet for organization, the limits of “virtual trust,” understanding where "micro" and "macro" meet in practice, and co-leadership development.