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The Greening of IT
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How IT can drive immense business value by "going green": the business case, and best practices for making it happen ° Includes multiple case studies of IT organizations that have successfully gone green, and lessons from IBM's $1B green computing initiative ° How to systematically reduce data center energy usage: covers organizational issues, ROI, procurement, asset disposal, and much more ° Timely help for companies facing rising energy costs, new government rules, and issues of public perception Summary Companies are increasingly recognizing the major environmental impact of their data centers and other IT infrastructure - and also realizing that they can save a fortune by "going green." Drawing on new knowledge IBM has gained through its $1 billion Green Data Center initiatives, John Lamb reviews every major issue IT organizations face in improving their environmental performance. Readers will discover new products, services, and best practices that can reduce data center energy consumption by an average of 42%, as well as opportunities for incorporating green computing principles throughout their entire IT infrastructures. Lamb covers both the potential benefits of moving to Green IT and the roadblocks. He discusses internal organizational obstacles; as well as regulations, energy cost shifts, and utility rate incentives that will drive companies towards green IT. Lamb also offers specific how-to guidance on everything from measuring energy usage and optimizing data center cooling equipment through leveraging virtualization. The Greening of IT presents several detailed Green IT case studies, including utilities, universities, and companies of all sizes, worldwide. Lamb concludes by previewing emerging trends in Green IT, and identifying "on the horizon" opportunities to monitor and prepare for. Product Description How IT Can Drive Immense Business Value by "Going Green" For CEOs, CIOs, CFOs, and IT leaders: The green IT business case and best practices for making it happen Timely help for companies facing rising energy costs, new government rules, and growing public concern Powerful new insights from IBM's breakthrough $1 billion green computing initiative Chances are your enterprise IT organization has a significant carbon footprint. In an era of unpredictable energy costs, reducing energy usage throughout your data centers and IT infrastructure represents a powerful cost-cutting opportunity. Now, a top green IT expert shows business and IT leaders how to drive powerful business value by improving IT's environmental performance. Drawing on leading-edge experience, John Lamb helps you realistically assess the business case for green IT, set priorities, and overcome the internal and external challenges to making it work. He offers proven solutions for issues ranging from organizational obstacles to executive motivation and discusses crucial issues ranging from utility rate incentives to metrics. Along the way, you'll discover energy-saving opportunities-from virtualization and consolidation to cloud and grid computing-and solutions that will improve business flexibility as they reduce environmental impact. Lamb presents case studies, checklists, and more-all the practical guidance you need to drive maximum bottom-line value from your green IT initiative. Preface xxiii Acknowledgments xxix About the Author xxxiii Chapter 1: The Importance of Green IT 1 Chapter 2: The Basics of Green IT 15 Chapter 3: Collaboration Is Key for Green IT 39 Chapter 4: The Government's Role-Regulation and EPA Activity 55 Chapter 5: The Magic of "Incentive"-The Role of Electric Utilities 69 Chapter 6: A Most-Significant Step-"Virtualizing" Your IT Systems 85 Chapter 7: The Need for Standard IT Energy-Use Metrics 109 Chapter 8: What About Chillers, Cooling Tower Fans, and All That Cooling Equipment Usually Ignored by IT? 129 Chapter 9: Green IT Case Studies for Energy Utilities 147 Chapter 10: Green IT Case Studies for Universities and a Large Company 157 Chapter 11: Worldwide Green IT Case Studies 183 Chapter 12: The Future of Green IT for Corporations 205 Appendix A: Green IT Checklist and Recommendations 215 Appendix B: Green IT and Cloud Computing 237 Appendix C: Comparison of Different Power-Generation Methods 251 Appendix D: Worldwide Electricity Costs for IT with Projections 281 Glossary 289 Bibliography 301 Index 305 Backcover How IT Can Drive Immense Business Value by "Going Green" For CEOs, CIOs, CFOs, and IT leaders: The green IT business case and best practices for making it happen Timely help for companies facing rising energy costs, new government rules, and growing public concern Powerful new insights from IBM's breakthrough $1 billion green computing initiative Chances are your enterprise IT organization has a significant carbon footprint. In an era of unpredictable energy costs, reducing energy usage throughout your data centers and IT infrastructure represents a powerful cost-cutting opportunity. Now, a top green IT expert shows business and IT leaders how to drive powerful business value by improving IT's environmental performance. Drawing on leading-edge experience, John Lamb helps you realistically assess the business case for green IT, set priorities, and overcome the internal and external challenges to making it work. He offers proven solutions for issues ranging from organizational obstacles to executive motivation and discusses crucial issues ranging from utility rate incentives to metrics. Along the way, you'll discover energy-saving opportunities-from virtualization and consolidation to cloud and grid computing-and solutions that will improve business flexibility as they reduce environmental impact. Lamb presents case studies, checklists, and more-all the practical guidance you need to drive maximum bottom-line value from your green IT initiative. Preface xxiii Acknowledgments xxix About the Author xxxiii Chapter 1: The Importance of Green IT 1 Chapter 2: The Basics of Green IT 15 Chapter 3: Collaboration Is Key for Green IT 39 Chapter 4: The Government's Role-Regulation and EPA Activity 55 Chapter 5: The Magic of "Incentive"-The Role of Electric Utilities 69 Chapter 6: A Most-Significant Step-"Virtualizing" Your IT Systems 85 Chapter 7: The Need for Standard IT Energy-Use Metrics 109 Chapter 8: What About Chillers, Cooling Tower Fans, and All That Cooling Equipment Usually Ignored by IT? 129 Chapter 9: Green IT Case Studies for Energy Utilities 147 Chapter 10: Green IT Case Studies for Universities and a Large Company 157 Chapter 11: Worldwide Green IT Case Studies 183 Chapter 12: The Future of Green IT for Corporations 205 Appendix A: Green IT Checklist and Recommendations 215 Appendix B: Green IT and Cloud Computing 237 Appendix C: Comparison of Different Power-Generation Methods 251 Appendix D: Worldwide Electricity Costs for IT with Projections 281 Glossary 289 Bibliography 301 Index 305 Preface xxiii Acknowledgments xxix About the Author xxxiii Chapter 1: The Importance of Green IT 1 Chapter 2: The Basics of Green IT 15 Chapter 3: Collaboration Is Key for Green IT 39 Chapter 4: The Government's Role-Regulation and EPA Activity 55 Chapter 5: The Magic of "Incentive"-The Role of Electric Utilities 69 Chapter 6: A Most-Significant Step-"Virtualizing" Your IT Systems 85 Chapter 7: The Need for Standard IT Energy-Use Metrics 109 Chapter 8: What About Chillers, Cooling Tower Fans, and All That Cooling Equipment Usually Ignored by IT? 129 Chapter 9: Green IT Case Studies for Energy Utilities 147 Chapter 10: Green IT Case Studies for Universities and a Large Company 157 Chapter 11: Worldwide Green IT Case Studies 183 Chapter 12: The Future of Green IT for Corporations 205 Appendix A: Green IT Checklist and Recommendations 215 Appendix B: Green IT and Cloud Computing 237 Appendix C: Comparison of Different Power-Generation Methods 251 Appendix D: Worldwide Electricity Costs for IT with Projections 281 Glossary 289 Bibliography 301 Index 305How IT Can Drive Immense Business Value by "Going Green" For CEOs, CIOs, CFOs, and IT leaders: The green IT business case and best practices for making it happen Timely help for companies facing rising energy costs, new government rules, and growing public concern Powerful new insights from IBM's breakthrough $1 billion green computing initiative Chances are your enterprise IT organization has a significant carbon footprint. In an era of unpredictable energy costs, reducing energy usage throughout your data centers and IT infrastructure represents a powerful cost-cutting opportunity. Now, a top green IT expert shows business and IT leaders how to drive powerful business value by improving IT's environmental performance. Drawing on leading-edge experience, John Lamb helps you realistically assess the business case for green IT, set priorities, and overcome the internal and external challenges to making it work. He offers proven solutions for issues ranging from organizational obstacles to executive motivation and discusses crucial issues ranging from utility rate incentives to metrics. Along the way, you'll discover energy-saving opportunities-from virtualization and consolidation to cloud and grid computing-and solutions that will improve business flexibility as they reduce environmental impact. Lamb presents case studies, checklists, and more-all the practical guidance you need to drive maximum bottom-line value from your green IT initiative. Preface xxiii Acknowledgments xxix About the Author xxxiii Chapter 1: The Importance of Green IT 1 Chapter 2: The Basics of Green IT 15 Chapter 3: Collaboration Is Key for Green IT 39 Chapter 4: The Government's Role-Regulation and EPA Activity 55 Chapter 5: The Magic of "Incentive"-The Role of Electric Utilities 69 Chapter 6: A Most-Significant Step-"Virtualizing" Your IT Systems 85 Chapter 7: The Need for Standard IT Energy-Use Metrics 109 Chapter 8: What About Chillers, Cooling Tower Fans, and All That Cooling Equipment Usually Ignored by IT? 129 Chapter 9: Green IT Case Studies for Energy Utilities 147 Chapter 10: Green IT Case Studies for Universities and a Large Company 157 Chapter 11: Worldwide Green IT Case Studies 183 Chapter 12: The Future of Green IT for Corporations 205 Appendix A: Green IT Checklist and Recommendations 215 Appendix B: Green IT and Cloud Computing 237 Appendix C: Comparison of Different Power-Generation Methods 251 Appendix D: Worldwide Electricity Costs for IT with Projections 281 Glossary 289 Bibliography 301 Index 305

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Success: How Green Berets Overcome Anything and...
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Looking for a way to succeed? Maybe you want to excel in your career, maybe you are trying to improve your personal business, or maybe you have been trying to gain confidence and boost your self-esteem. Whatever your personal goals may be, this book can help you learn what it takes to achieve success by displaying numerous traits and characteristics that are utilized daily by the US Army's Special Forces officers. The Green Berets take on near-impossible missions around the world every day and succeed, and this book aims to give you a look into the qualities that contribute to their success (so that you may use them to achieve success in your own life and business). You do not have to be a Green Beret to possess these vital personality traits and characteristics, just like you do not have to undergo the intense training that they do to learn something from those lessons and utilize it for your own success. A great many of the characteristics, lessons, and personal traits that so many of the Green Berets rely on both in training and missions can also be utilized by the average civilian to successfully achieve goals set in both life or business. Several former Green Berets have been interviewed to determine which characteristics are essential to success in personal life and business after returning to civilian life, and this audiobook has summarized those interviews and made the list of lessons available to you. This book explores several of the many characteristics that are essential to the US Army's Special Force's success. Beginning with a brief description of who the Green Berets are and what they do, this book then dives into a summary of a variety of personal traits that are utilized by the Green Berets during training and their missions. These traits are not only incredibly important to the Special Forces Soldier's training and career in the armed forces, these 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Goldsmith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/098323/bk_acx0_098323_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The Little, Brown Handbook, Global Edition
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For courses in English Composition. The gold standard of handbooks – unmatched in accuracy, currency, and reliabilityThe Little, Brown Handbook is an essential reference tool and classroom resource designed to help students find the answers they need quickly and easily. While keeping pace with rapid changes in writing and its teaching, it offers the most comprehensive research and documentation available–with grammar coverage that is second to none. With detailed discussions of critical reading, media literacy, academic writing, and argument, as well as writing as a process, writing in the disciplines, and writing beyond the classroom, this handbook addresses writers of varying experience and in varying fields. MyWritingLab™ not included. Students, if MyWritingLab is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MyWritingLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. MyWritingLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts. Features + Benefits This title is a Pearson Global Edition. The Editorial team at Pearson has worked closely with educators around the world to include content which is especially relevant to students outside the United States. Accessibility and Ease of Use Authoritative and accessible coverage of the writing process, grammar, research, and documentation have made The Little, Brown Handbook one of the bestselling handbooks of all time. A clean, uncluttered page design uses color and type clearly to distinguish parts of the book and elements of the pages. Annotations on both visual and verbal examples connect principles and illustrations. Dictionary-style headers in the index make it easy to find entries, and helpful endpapers offer several paths to the book’s content. NEW! Streamlined explanations and new explanatory headings throughout make key information easier to find. Academic Writing NEW! A greatly expanded overview of common academic genres in the chapter on academic writing (now at the start of Part 2), such as responses, critical analyses, arguments, informative and personal writing, and research papers and reports, highlights key features of each genre and points students to examples in the handbook. NEW! A summary box titled “The writing situation” with each of the sample papers gives an overview of the situation to which the student responded–subject, purpose, audience, genre, and use of sources–thus connecting concepts with actual writing. NEW! Eighteen examples of academic writing in varied genres appear throughout the handbook, among them a new critical analysis of an advertisement and a new social-science research report documented in APA style. Synthesis receives special emphasis wherever students might need help balancing their own and others’ views, such as in responding to texts and visuals. NEW! The expanded chapter on critical reading and writing includes two full-length opinion pieces as exercises in critical reading, a new advertisement with a student’s analysis, a revised discussion of writing critically about texts and visuals, and a new critical analysis paper. Parts 9 and 10 give students a solid foundation in research writing and writing in the disciplines (literature, other humanities, social sciences, natural and applied sciences), along with extensive coverage of documentation in MLA, Chicago, APA, and CSE styles. NEW! Key material on academic integrity in Chapter 6 on academic writing and Chapter 44 on plagiarism discusses developing one’s own perspective on a topic, using and managing sources, and avoiding plagiarism. Other chapters throughout the handbook reinforce these important topics. Research Writing and Documentation To help students develop their own perspectives on their research subjects, the text advises asking questions, entering into dialog with sources, and presenting multiple views fairly and responsibly. Extensive attention to research methods supports students in the early stages of research. The discussion of searching for and evaluating sources–library, Web, and social media–helps students to refine search terms and to distinguish between reliable and unreliable sources. Case studies show the application of critical criteria to sample articles, Web documents, and a blog. NEW! A streamlined discussion of gathering information from sources stresses keeping accurate records of source material and marking borrowed words. Meticulous attention to research writing across the disciplines emphasizes managing information, using the library as a research gateway, evaluating and synthesizing sources, avoiding plagiarism, and documenting sources accurately. Students learn how to document and cite sources ethically in MLA, Chicago, APA, and CSE styles. NEW! A chapter on documenting sources explains key features of source documentation, defines the relationship between in-text citations and a bibliography, and presents pros and cons of bibliography software. NEW! Updated, annotated samples of key source types illustrate MLA and APA documentation, showing students how to find the bibliographical information needed to cite each type and highlighting the similarities and differences between print and database sources. NEW! Reorganized chapters for all four styles group sources by type, thus simplifying the process of finding appropriate models and clarifying differences among print, database, Web, and other sources. NEW! A succinct guide accompanies the index to the models in each style to help students match their sources with appropriate citation formats. NEW! The chapter on CSE documentation reflects the new eighth edition of Scientific Style and Format: The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers. NEW! A complete social-science research report shows APA style in the context of student writing. Two research papers illustrate MLA style and include a paper-in-progress, following a student through the research process and culminating in an annotated essay on green consumerism. The extensive chapter on avoiding plagiarism discusses deliberate and careless plagiarism, shows examples of plagiarized and revised sentences, and gives updated advice about avoiding plagiarism with online sources. Writing As a Process NEW! A reorganized presentation of drafting, revising, and editing distinguishes revising more clearly as a step separate from editing. NEW! An expanded discussion of thesis covers using the thesis statement to preview organization. NEW! New, relevant examples in Chapter 4 on paragraphs illustrate important concepts of coherence, organization, and development. NEW! A revised and streamlined chapter on presenting writing focuses on essential information related to document design, visuals and other media, writing for online environments, and oral presentations. NEW! A revised discussion of preparing a writing portfolio gives an overview of common formats and requirements. Usage, Grammar, and Punctuation NEW! Revised explanations of grammar concepts and rules throughout simplify the presentation and emphasize key material. NEW! Two common trouble spots—sentence fragments and passive voice—are discussed in greater detail and illustrated with new and more examples. NEW! Dozens of new and revised examples and exercises clarify and test important concepts. NEW! Added examples in Part 8 on effective words show common shortcuts of texting and other electronic communication and how to revise them for academic writing. Visual and Media Literacy Thorough discussions of critically reading advertisements, graphs, and other visuals appear in Chapter 7 on critical reading, Chapter 8 on reading arguments, and Chapter 43 on working with sources. NEW! A student work-in-progress illustrates the process of analyzing an advertisement and culminates in a sample critical analysis. NEW! Updated and detailed help with preparing or finding illustrations appears in Chapter 5 on presenting writing and Chapter Preface for Students: Using This Book Preface for Instructors PART 1: The Process of Writing 1. Assessing the Writing Situation a. Understanding how writing happens b. Analyzing the writing situation c. Discovering and limiting a subject d. Defining a purpose e. Considering the audience f. Understanding genres 2. Discovering and Shaping Ideas a. Discovering ideas b. Developing a thesis c. Organizing ideas SAMPLE INFORMATIVE ESSAY 3. Drafting, Revising, and Editing a. Writing the first draft b. Revising a draft c. Giving and receiving comments d. Examining a sample revision e. Editing the revised draft f. Preparing and proofreading the final draft g. SAMPLE FINAL DRAFT (RESPONSE ESSAY) h. Preparing a writing portfolio 4. Writing and Revising Paragraphs a. Relating paragraphs in the essay b. Maintaining paragraph unity c. Achieving paragraph coherence d. Developing the paragraph e. Writing special kinds of paragraphs 5. Presenting Writing a. Formatting academic writing SAMPLE MARKETING REPORT b. Using visuals and other media in multimodal writing c. Presenting writing on the Web SAMPLE WEB SITE SAMPLE LITERACY NARRATIVE POSTED TO A BLOG d. Making oral presentations SAMPLE POWERPOINT SLIDES PART 2: Reading and Writing in and out of College 6. Writing in Academic Situations a. Determining purpose and audienceb. Using an academic genrec. Choosing structure and content d. Using sources with integritye. Using academic language f. Communicating with instructors and classmates 7. Critical Reading and Writing a. Using techniques of critical reading b. Summarizing c. Developing a critical response d. Viewing visuals critically e. Writing criticallyf. Examining sample critical analyses SAMPLE CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF A TEXT SAMPLE CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF AN IMAGE 8. Reading Arguments Critically a. Recognizing the elements of argument b. Testing claims c. Weighing evidence d. Discovering assumptions e. Watching language, hearing tone f. Judging reasonableness g. Recognizing fallacies h. Reading visual arguments 9. Writing an Argument a. Finding a subject b. Conceiving a thesis statement c. Analyzing your purpose and your audience d. Using reason e. Using evidence f. Reaching your readers g. Organizing your argument h. Revising your argument i. SAMPLE PROPOSAL ARGUMENT 10. Taking Essay Exams a. Preparing for an essay examination b. Planning your time and your answer c. Starting the essay d. Developing the essay e. Rereading the essay 11. Public Writing a. Writing on social media b. Writing business letters and memos SAMPLE LETTER AND MEMO c. Writing a job application SAMPLE LETTER AND RESUMES d. Writing business reports and proposals SAMPLE REPORT AND PROPOSAL e. Writing for community work SAMPLE NEWSLETTER, ONLINE POST PART 3: Grammatical Sentences 12. Understanding Sentence Grammar a. Understanding the basic sentence b. Expanding the basic sentence with single words c. Expanding the basic sentence with word groups d. Compounding words, phrases, and clauses e. Changing the usual word order f. Classifying sentences 13. Case of Nouns and Pronouns a. Compound subjects and complements b. Compound objects c. We or us with a noun d. Appositives e. Pronoun after than or as in a comparison f. Subjects and objects of infinitives g. Who vs. whom h. Case before a gerund 14. Verbs Verb Forms a. Regular and irregular verbs b. Sit and set; lie and lay; rise and raise c. Omitted -s and -ed endings d. Helping verbs e. Verb plus gerund or infinitive f. Verb plus participle Tense g. Appropriate tense for meaning h. Sequence of tenses Mood i. Subjunctive verb forms Voice j. Active vs. passive voice 15. Agreement a. Agreement between subject and verb b. Agreement between pronoun and antecedent 16. Adjectives and Adverbs a. Adjectives only with nouns and pronouns b. Adjectives after linking verbs c. Adjectives with objects; adverbs with verbs d. Comparative and superlative forms e. Double negatives f. Overuse of nouns as modifiers g. Present and past participles as adjectives h. A, an, the, and other determiners PART 4: Clear Sentences 17. Sentence Fragments a. Tests for sentence completeness, revision of fragments b. Subordinate clause c. Verbal or prepositional phrase d. Other fragments e. Acceptable uses of incomplete sentences 18. Comma Splices and Fused Sentences a. Main clauses not joined by coordinating conjunction b. Main clauses related by a conjunctive adverb or transitional expression c. Main clauses with no conjunction or punctuation 19. Pronoun Reference a. Clear reference to one antecedent b. Clear placement of pronoun and antecedent c. Reference to specific antecedent d. Indefinite use of you e. Clear use of it f. Appropriate who, which, that 20. Shifts a. Person and number b. Tense and mood c. Subject and voice d. Indirect and direct quotations and questions 21. Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers a.For courses in English Composition. The gold standard of handbooks - unmatched in accuracy, currency, and reliability The Little, Brown Handbook is an essential reference tool and classroom resource designed to help students find the answers they need quickly and easily. While keeping pace with rapid changes in writing and its teaching, it offers the most comprehensive research and documentation available-with grammar coverage that is second to none. With detailed discussions of critical reading, media literacy, academic writing, and argument, as well as writing as a process, writing in the disciplines, and writing beyond the classroom, this handbook addresses writers of varying experience and in varying fields. MyWritingLab(TM) not included. Students, if MyWritingLab is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MyWritingLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. MyWritingLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.

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The Little, Brown Handbook, Global Edition
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For courses in English Composition. The gold standard of handbooks – unmatched in accuracy, currency, and reliabilityThe Little, Brown Handbook is an essential reference tool and classroom resource designed to help students find the answers they need quickly and easily. While keeping pace with rapid changes in writing and its teaching, it offers the most comprehensive research and documentation available–with grammar coverage that is second to none. With detailed discussions of critical reading, media literacy, academic writing, and argument, as well as writing as a process, writing in the disciplines, and writing beyond the classroom, this handbook addresses writers of varying experience and in varying fields. MyWritingLab™ not included. Students, if MyWritingLab is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MyWritingLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. MyWritingLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts. Features + Benefits This title is a Pearson Global Edition. The Editorial team at Pearson has worked closely with educators around the world to include content which is especially relevant to students outside the United States. Accessibility and Ease of Use Authoritative and accessible coverage of the writing process, grammar, research, and documentation have made The Little, Brown Handbook one of the bestselling handbooks of all time. A clean, uncluttered page design uses color and type clearly to distinguish parts of the book and elements of the pages. Annotations on both visual and verbal examples connect principles and illustrations. Dictionary-style headers in the index make it easy to find entries, and helpful endpapers offer several paths to the book’s content. NEW! Streamlined explanations and new explanatory headings throughout make key information easier to find. Academic Writing NEW! A greatly expanded overview of common academic genres in the chapter on academic writing (now at the start of Part 2), such as responses, critical analyses, arguments, informative and personal writing, and research papers and reports, highlights key features of each genre and points students to examples in the handbook. NEW! A summary box titled “The writing situation” with each of the sample papers gives an overview of the situation to which the student responded–subject, purpose, audience, genre, and use of sources–thus connecting concepts with actual writing. NEW! Eighteen examples of academic writing in varied genres appear throughout the handbook, among them a new critical analysis of an advertisement and a new social-science research report documented in APA style. Synthesis receives special emphasis wherever students might need help balancing their own and others’ views, such as in responding to texts and visuals. NEW! The expanded chapter on critical reading and writing includes two full-length opinion pieces as exercises in critical reading, a new advertisement with a student’s analysis, a revised discussion of writing critically about texts and visuals, and a new critical analysis paper. Parts 9 and 10 give students a solid foundation in research writing and writing in the disciplines (literature, other humanities, social sciences, natural and applied sciences), along with extensive coverage of documentation in MLA, Chicago, APA, and CSE styles. NEW! Key material on academic integrity in Chapter 6 on academic writing and Chapter 44 on plagiarism discusses developing one’s own perspective on a topic, using and managing sources, and avoiding plagiarism. Other chapters throughout the handbook reinforce these important topics. Research Writing and Documentation To help students develop their own perspectives on their research subjects, the text advises asking questions, entering into dialog with sources, and presenting multiple views fairly and responsibly. Extensive attention to research methods supports students in the early stages of research. The discussion of searching for and evaluating sources–library, Web, and social media–helps students to refine search terms and to distinguish between reliable and unreliable sources. Case studies show the application of critical criteria to sample articles, Web documents, and a blog. NEW! A streamlined discussion of gathering information from sources stresses keeping accurate records of source material and marking borrowed words. Meticulous attention to research writing across the disciplines emphasizes managing information, using the library as a research gateway, evaluating and synthesizing sources, avoiding plagiarism, and documenting sources accurately. Students learn how to document and cite sources ethically in MLA, Chicago, APA, and CSE styles. NEW! A chapter on documenting sources explains key features of source documentation, defines the relationship between in-text citations and a bibliography, and presents pros and cons of bibliography software. NEW! Updated, annotated samples of key source types illustrate MLA and APA documentation, showing students how to find the bibliographical information needed to cite each type and highlighting the similarities and differences between print and database sources. NEW! Reorganized chapters for all four styles group sources by type, thus simplifying the process of finding appropriate models and clarifying differences among print, database, Web, and other sources. NEW! A succinct guide accompanies the index to the models in each style to help students match their sources with appropriate citation formats. NEW! The chapter on CSE documentation reflects the new eighth edition of Scientific Style and Format: The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers. NEW! A complete social-science research report shows APA style in the context of student writing. Two research papers illustrate MLA style and include a paper-in-progress, following a student through the research process and culminating in an annotated essay on green consumerism. The extensive chapter on avoiding plagiarism discusses deliberate and careless plagiarism, shows examples of plagiarized and revised sentences, and gives updated advice about avoiding plagiarism with online sources. Writing As a Process NEW! A reorganized presentation of drafting, revising, and editing distinguishes revising more clearly as a step separate from editing. NEW! An expanded discussion of thesis covers using the thesis statement to preview organization. NEW! New, relevant examples in Chapter 4 on paragraphs illustrate important concepts of coherence, organization, and development. NEW! A revised and streamlined chapter on presenting writing focuses on essential information related to document design, visuals and other media, writing for online environments, and oral presentations. NEW! A revised discussion of preparing a writing portfolio gives an overview of common formats and requirements. Usage, Grammar, and Punctuation NEW! Revised explanations of grammar concepts and rules throughout simplify the presentation and emphasize key material. NEW! Two common trouble spots—sentence fragments and passive voice—are discussed in greater detail and illustrated with new and more examples. NEW! Dozens of new and revised examples and exercises clarify and test important concepts. NEW! Added examples in Part 8 on effective words show common shortcuts of texting and other electronic communication and how to revise them for academic writing. Visual and Media Literacy Thorough discussions of critically reading advertisements, graphs, and other visuals appear in Chapter 7 on critical reading, Chapter 8 on reading arguments, and Chapter 43 on working with sources. NEW! A student work-in-progress illustrates the process of analyzing an advertisement and culminates in a sample critical analysis. NEW! Updated and detailed help with preparing or finding illustrations appears in Chapter 5 on presenting writing and Chapter Preface for Students: Using This Book Preface for Instructors PART 1: The Process of Writing 1. Assessing the Writing Situation a. Understanding how writing happens b. Analyzing the writing situation c. Discovering and limiting a subject d. Defining a purpose e. Considering the audience f. Understanding genres 2. Discovering and Shaping Ideas a. Discovering ideas b. Developing a thesis c. Organizing ideas SAMPLE INFORMATIVE ESSAY 3. Drafting, Revising, and Editing a. Writing the first draft b. Revising a draft c. Giving and receiving comments d. Examining a sample revision e. Editing the revised draft f. Preparing and proofreading the final draft g. SAMPLE FINAL DRAFT (RESPONSE ESSAY) h. Preparing a writing portfolio 4. Writing and Revising Paragraphs a. Relating paragraphs in the essay b. Maintaining paragraph unity c. Achieving paragraph coherence d. Developing the paragraph e. Writing special kinds of paragraphs 5. Presenting Writing a. Formatting academic writing SAMPLE MARKETING REPORT b. Using visuals and other media in multimodal writing c. Presenting writing on the Web SAMPLE WEB SITE SAMPLE LITERACY NARRATIVE POSTED TO A BLOG d. Making oral presentations SAMPLE POWERPOINT SLIDES PART 2: Reading and Writing in and out of College 6. Writing in Academic Situations a. Determining purpose and audienceb. Using an academic genrec. Choosing structure and content d. Using sources with integritye. Using academic language f. Communicating with instructors and classmates 7. Critical Reading and Writing a. Using techniques of critical reading b. Summarizing c. Developing a critical response d. Viewing visuals critically e. Writing criticallyf. Examining sample critical analyses SAMPLE CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF A TEXT SAMPLE CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF AN IMAGE 8. Reading Arguments Critically a. Recognizing the elements of argument b. Testing claims c. Weighing evidence d. Discovering assumptions e. Watching language, hearing tone f. Judging reasonableness g. Recognizing fallacies h. Reading visual arguments 9. Writing an Argument a. Finding a subject b. Conceiving a thesis statement c. Analyzing your purpose and your audience d. Using reason e. Using evidence f. Reaching your readers g. Organizing your argument h. Revising your argument i. SAMPLE PROPOSAL ARGUMENT 10. Taking Essay Exams a. Preparing for an essay examination b. Planning your time and your answer c. Starting the essay d. Developing the essay e. Rereading the essay 11. Public Writing a. Writing on social media b. Writing business letters and memos SAMPLE LETTER AND MEMO c. Writing a job application SAMPLE LETTER AND RESUMES d. Writing business reports and proposals SAMPLE REPORT AND PROPOSAL e. Writing for community work SAMPLE NEWSLETTER, ONLINE POST PART 3: Grammatical Sentences 12. Understanding Sentence Grammar a. Understanding the basic sentence b. Expanding the basic sentence with single words c. Expanding the basic sentence with word groups d. Compounding words, phrases, and clauses e. Changing the usual word order f. Classifying sentences 13. Case of Nouns and Pronouns a. Compound subjects and complements b. Compound objects c. We or us with a noun d. Appositives e. Pronoun after than or as in a comparison f. 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Other fragments e. Acceptable uses of incomplete sentences 18. Comma Splices and Fused Sentences a. Main clauses not joined by coordinating conjunction b. Main clauses related by a conjunctive adverb or transitional expression c. Main clauses with no conjunction or punctuation 19. Pronoun Reference a. Clear reference to one antecedent b. Clear placement of pronoun and antecedent c. Reference to specific antecedent d. Indefinite use of you e. Clear use of it f. Appropriate who, which, that 20. Shifts a. Person and number b. Tense and mood c. Subject and voice d. Indirect and direct quotations and questions 21. Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers a.For courses in English Composition. The gold standard of handbooks - unmatched in accuracy, currency, and reliability The Little, Brown Handbook is an essential reference tool and classroom resource designed to help students find the answers they need quickly and easily. 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The New Media Theory Reader
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The study of new media opens up some of the most fascinating issues in contemporary culture: questions of ownership and control over information and cultural goods; the changing experience of space and time; the political consequences of new communication technologies; and the power of users and consumers to disrupt established economic and business models. The New Media Theory Reader brings together key readings on new media - what it is, where it came from, how it affects our lives, and how it is managed. Using work from media studies, cultural history and cultural studies, economics, law, and politics, the essays encourage readers to pay close attention to the 'new' in new media, as well as considering it as a historical phenomenon. The Reader features a general introduction as well as an editors' introduction to each thematic section, and a useful summary of each reading. The New Media Theory Reader is an indispensable text for students on new media, technology, sociology and media studies courses. Essays by: Andrew Barry, Benjamin R Barber, James Boyle, James Carey, Benjamin Compaine, Noam Cook, Andrew Graham, Nicola Green, Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Ian Hunter, Kevin Kelly, Heejin Lee, Lawrence Lessig, Jonathan Liebenau, Jessica Litman, Lev Manovich, Michael Marien Robert W. McChesney David E. Nye, Bruce M Owen Lyman Ray Patterson, Kevin Robins, Ithiel de Sola Pool, David Saunders, Richard Stallman, Cass R. Sunstein, Jeremy Stein, McKenzie Wark, Frank Webster, Dugald Williamson.

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Summary: Hot, Flat and Crowded
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Complete summary of Thomas Friedman's book: 'Hot, Flat and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution - and How It Can Renew America'.This summary of the ideas from Thomas Friedman's book 'Hot, Flat and Crowded' shows that we are at a nexus of global warming (hot), globalization, which means an affluent middle class wants to enjoy success, even at environmental expense (flat) and population growth (crowded). Green solutions are the only way all three of these issues can be resolved satisfactorily. It's also a huge commercial opportunity: the replacement of fossil fuels is a golden business opportunity. Friedman believes we need to declare a 'code green' to stimulate industry, education and science in pursuit of environmental goals. In short, as Friedman says, 'this is not about the whales anymore. It's about us.' This summary explains how we got the current situation, and the most effective ways we need to move forward. Environmental awareness needs to be a society norm; there need to be incentives for individuals to build their own mini-arcs, rather than rely on federal measures. It also shows  that not taking opportunities now will prove to be both environmentally and economically disastrous: the nation that embraces green technology innovation will be the world superpower for generations to come. Added-value of this summary: . Save time . Understand the key concepts . Increase your business knowledge To learn more, read 'Hot, Flat and Crowded' and understand how we got to the current situation.

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Summary: Green to Gold
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Complete summary of Daniel Esty and Andrew Winston's book: 'Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage'.This summary of the ideas from Daniel Esty and Andrew Winston's book 'Green to Gold' shows how the environment is no longer a fringe interest - it has now moved to center stage in terms of developing and executing a solid, sustainable business strategy. In their book, the authors explain how environmentalism is now an essential element of business strategy and companies are not acting because they are forced by law, but because there is actual potential to monetize society's interest in eco-friendly products and companies. This summary will teach you how to build a profitable and stronger business by helping to create a healthier planet.Added-value of this summary:. Save time. Understand key concepts. Expand your knowledgeTo learn more, read 'Green to Gold' and discover how you can make your company greener and make bigger profits at the same time.

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Complete summary of Jay Conrad Levinson and Shel Horowitz's book: 'Guerrilla Marketing Goes Green: Winning Strategies to Improve Your Profits and Your Planet'.This summary of the ideas from Jay Conrad Levinson and Shel Horowitz's book 'Guerrilla Marketing Goes Green' shows how ethical marketing not only feels better but, in today's economy, it works better as well. In their book, the authors explain how green guerrilla marketing is based on four indispensable pillars: sustainability, quality, integrity and honesty. This summary contains everything you need to know about green marketing that will benefit your customers, employees, suppliers, distribution partners and even competitors.Added-value of this summary:. Save time. Understand key principles. Expand your knowledgeTo learn more, read 'Guerrilla Marketing Goes Green' and find out how green marketing can lead to success in today's business environment.

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The New Media Theory Reader
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The study of new media opens up some of the most fascinating issues in contemporary culture: questions of ownership and control over information and cultural goods; the changing experience of space and time; the political consequences of new communication technologies; and the power of users and consumers to disrupt established economic and business models. The New Media Theory Reader brings together key readings on new media - what it is, where it came from, how it affects our lives, and how it is managed. Using work from media studies, cultural history and cultural studies, economics, law, and politics, the essays encourage readers to pay close attention to the 'new' in new media, as well as considering it as a historical phenomenon. The Reader features a general introduction as well as an editors' introduction to each thematic section, and a useful summary of each reading. The New Media Theory Reader is an indispensable text for students on new media, technology, sociology and media studies courses. Essays by: Andrew Barry, Benjamin R Barber, James Boyle, James Carey, Benjamin Compaine, Noam Cook, Andrew Graham, Nicola Green, Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Ian Hunter, Kevin Kelly, Heejin Lee, Lawrence Lessig, Jonathan Liebenau, Jessica Litman, Lev Manovich, Michael Marien Robert W. McChesney David E. Nye, Bruce M Owen Lyman Ray Patterson, Kevin Robins, Ithiel de Sola Pool, David Saunders, Richard Stallman, Cass R. Sunstein, Jeremy Stein, McKenzie Wark, Frank Webster, Dugald Williamson.

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