Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Turfgrass Management (9th Edition)

Turfgrass Management is an introductory text for beginning students in turfgrass science and management. In covering the important features of turfgrass systems, interactions between and among system components, and principles of turfgrass management, it attempts to unlock some of the mysteries of turf and establish the role of cultural interventions for achieving specific objectives.

 Distinguishing features of this book include:
 Rich use of illustrations throughout convey key concepts, processes and relationships. Fertilizer, herbicide, fungicide, insecticide, and PGR tables provide easy access to lists of agrichemicals that are frequently referenced. Contemporary climatic classification system (on the inside front cover and in chapter 3) assists users in determining worldwide turfgrass adaptation.

 In addition to updating the information on species, pesticides, PGRs, and other materials used in turfgrass management, significant improvements to this edition include: Expansion of the bioenergetics and metabolism section in Chapter 2 to include a more-detailed coverage of the process of photosynthesis. Addition of a section on phytohormones in Chapter 2 to provide coverage of a subject that has benefited from recent research that has illuminated the role of these chemicals in plant growth and development.

Expansion of the edaphic environment section of Chapter 4 with a richer discussion of water potential and salted soils. Expansion of the discussion on water quality in Chapter 5. Expansion of the discussion on plant-growth regulators (PGRs) and the addition of a table listing the categories of PGRs in Chapter 6.

To order or for more information click here: Turfgrass Management (9th Edition)

Saturday, November 12, 2011

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Textbooks- Reading Comprehension and Rate

When it comes to textbook reading comprehension and rate, many college students discover that there is significantly more to read in college than there was in high school.
Students frequently remark that they don't have enough time to read through all of their assignments during the week. However, many students have bad habits and prescribe to reading myths.

The link below,from Dartmouth College, is designed to help you understand reading as an activity and help you become a more efficient and effective reader:


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Calculus: Early Transcendentals (Stewart's Calculus Series) [Hardcover]

Success in your calculus course starts here! James Stewart's CALCULUS texts are world-wide best-sellers for a reason: they are clear, accurate, and filled with relevant, real-world examples.

With CALCULUS: EARLY TRANCENDENTALS, Sixth Edition, Stewart conveys not only the utility of calculus to help you develop technical competence, but also gives you an appreciation for the intrinsic beauty of the subject. His patient examples and built-in learning aids will help you build your mathematical confidence and achieve your goals in the course!

Helpful Hints: Reading your textbook

Friday, November 19, 2010

Hotel Management and Operations, Fifth Edition

Hotel Management and Operations, Fifth Edition provides a practical, up-to-date, and comprehensive approach to how professionals across the industry manage different departments within their operation. From the front office to finance, from marketing to housekeeping, this resource offers advanced theory played out in practical problems. Multidimensional case studies are a notable feature, with complex management problems portrayed from multiple viewpoints; “As I See It” and “Day in the Life” commentaries from new managers provide further real-world perspective. Covering the latest issues affecting the industry, this text gives students and professionals an up-to-date, dynamic learning resource.

From the Back Cover

A real-world look at every major aspect of hotel management and operations
Hotel Management and Operations, Third Edition, helps readers to develop the wide-ranging knowledge and analytical skills they need to succeed in today’s burgeoning and dynamic hotel industry. Featuring contributions from 60 leading industry professionals and academics, this comprehensive presentation encourages critical thinking by exposing readers to different viewpoints within a coherent theoretical structure, enabling them to formulate their own ideas and solutions.

Each of the book’s nine parts examines a specific hotel department or activity and presents a variety of viewpoints on the duties, responsibilities, problems, and opportunities encountered there. Multidimensional case studies challenge readers to identify the central issues in complex management problems, understand the structure and resources of the department in question, and find solutions that may involve other hotel resources and departments.

This remarkably well-designed learning tool:

Covers all hotel departments, from front office to finance, from marketing to housekeeping
Links advanced theory with real-world problems and solutions
Encourages critical thinking by presenting differing viewpoints
Features "As I See It" and "Day in the Life" commentary from young managers
Provides a solid introduction to every aspect of hotel management

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Managerial Accounting [Hardcover]

Managerial Accounting [Hardcover]:

As the long-time best-seller, Garrison has helped guide close to 3 million students through managerial accounting since it was first published. It identifies the three functions managers must perform within their organizations—plan operations, control activities, and make decisions—and explains what accounting information is necessary for these functions, how to collect it, and how to interpret it. Garrison’s Managerial Accounting, is known for its accuracy and rigor. It is also unique in that the authors write the most important supplements that accompany the book: solutions manual, test bank, instructor’s manual, and study guide.

About the Author:
Ray H. Garrison is emeritus Professor of Accounting at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Brigham Young University and his D.B.A. degree from Indiana University. As a certified public accountant, Professor Garrison has been involved in management consulting work with both national and regional accounting firms. He has published articles in The Accounting Review, Management Accounting, and other professional journals. Innovation in the classroom has earned Professor Garrison the Karl G. Maeser Distinguished Teaching Award from Brigham Young University.

Eric W. Noreen is a globe﷓trotting academic who has held appointments at institutions in the United States, Europe, and Asia. He is currently Professor of Accounting at the University of Washington and Visiting Price Waterhouse Professor of Management Information & Control at INSEAD, an international graduate school of business located in France.He received his B.A. degree from the University of Washington and MBA and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University. A Certified Management Accountant, he was awarded a Certificate of Distinguished Performance by the Institute of Certified Management Accountants.

Peter C. Brewer is a professor in the Department of Accountancy at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. He holds a BS degree in accounting from Penn State University, an MS degree in accounting from the University of Virginia, and a PhD from the University of Tennessee. He has published 30 articles in a variety of journals including: Management Accounting Research, the Journal of Information Systems, Cost Management, Strategic Finance, the Journal of Accountancy, Issues in Accounting Education, and the Journal of Business Logistics. Professor Brewer is a member of the editorial boards of Issues in Accounting Education and the Journal of Accounting Education. His article “Putting Strategy into the Balanced Scorecard” won the 2003 International Federation of Accountants’ Articles of Merit competition and his articles “Using Six Sigma to Improve the Finance Function” and “Lean Accounting: What’s It All About?” were awarded the Institute of Management Accountants’ Lybrand Gold and Silver Medals in 2005 and 2006. He has received Miami University’s Richard T. Farmer School of Business Teaching Excellence Award and has been recognized on two occasions by the Miami University Associated Student Government for “making a remarkable commitment to students and their educational development.” He is a leading thinker in undergraduate management accounting curriculum innovation and is a frequent presenter at various professional and academic conferences. Prior to joining the faculty at Miami University, Professor Brewer was employed as an auditor for Touche Ross in the firm’s Philadelphia office. He also worked as an internal audit manager for the Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). He frequently collaborates with companies such as Harris Corporation, Ghent Manufacturing, Cintas, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Schneider Electric, Lenscrafters, and Fidelity Investments in a consulting or case writing capacity.