An Invitation to Health 2009-2010 Edition

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Cengage Learning, Jan 30, 2008 - Medical - 688 pages
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Delivering the most current and thorough coverage available, market-leading AN INVITATION TO HEALTH, 2009-2010 Edition, integrates a comprehensive presentation of health concepts--body, mind, and spirit--with a wealth of practical ways to put concepts into action. The tightly integrated text and package provide an outstanding set of resources for both students and instructors to accomplish key goals of the course: understand the need for behavior change and master the tools to accomplish change. Offering the most complete emphasis on behavior change, the text supports behavior change through practical content and applications such as Learn It/Live It, Goal Setting, Your Strategies for Change, Your Strategies for Prevention, and Your Life Change Coach sections. Because an important component of changing for lifelong healthy living is personal choice, the text also includes two new features designed to encourage critical thinking and analysis: Reality Check and Point/CounterPoint. The most student-oriented text on the market, AN INVITATION TO HEALTH, 2009-2010 Edition, is packed with relevant examples, colorful photos, figures, and new research and statistics. Updated Student Snapshots, art, tables, and references in the new edition reflect the most current thinking on every topic. The text also includes a wealth of powerful instructor resources and learning tools through the Power Lecture CD-ROM and CengageNOWTM.
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I taught this inferior text for one semester. I did not teach the next semester because I refused to use it again.
There is much copying from out of date texts and copyright free graphics, all of
which are inferior. Hales is a one
year of college dropout which they don't tell you about on the author profile. My first impression was that there was
too much talk about praying to God than is appropriate for a serious text. There were some very egregious update
failures. When listing the infectious agents Hales forgot to add on the category "prions." Prions are the most
recent addition to the infectious disease line-up in the last forty years. Hales just doesn't mention it. She wrote a
magazine article once on caffeine so she has a good then minutes of slides and ready on that topic to start of the
addictions chapter. She hates fraternities and sororities for some reason and they really take a serious slamming
in her chapters. Standard textbook is rated a 9, Hales fraudulent fake textbook rates a 2 at best. Cengage is pushing
this book to unscrupulous department chairs that are willing to take the benefits under the table while the students shell
out $100 plus prices PLUS another $55 to get access to its online options. These options are offered free from
reputable publishers such as McGraw-Hill. DO NOT BUY. IF YOU DO DEMAND YOUR MONEY BACK ASAP.


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About the author (2008)

Dianne Hales is one of the country's most widely published authors of books & articles on health subjects. Her husband, Robert E. Hales, M.D., is a nationally renowned psychiatrist. He is professor & chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, Davis, & the author of more than 125 scientific publications. Together, they are also the co-authors of the definitive, award-winning reference work "Caring for the Mind: The Comprehensive Guide to Mental Health.

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