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Understanding Human Communication
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date December 1, 2001
Binding Paperback
Edition 7
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780195156409
ISBN-10 0195156404
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Original list price $59.95
Other format details university press
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Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: Understanding Human Communication, Seventh Edition, by Ronald B. Adler and George Rodman presents a comprehensive, useful introduction to the academic study of communication that strikes a balance between the needs of instructors and students. The book's enduring features include a clear and reader-friendly writing style; an inviting visual design with marginal quotations, cartoons, photographs, newspaper clippings, and supplemental readings on almost every page; and everyday applications based on solid research and theory. New features include an increased emphasis on technology, streamlined organization based on user suggestions, and revised and updated material on gender, cultural diversity, and theory. These combined features plus an extensive ancillary package make Understanding Human Communication, Seventh Edition, one of the leading texts in the field of interpersonal communication.


· Photographs, short readings, cartoons, epigrams, and news items enliven each section with high interest ideas and personalities.

· A comprehensive glossary and the following chapter-length appendices are included at the back of the book:
Appendix A: Interviewing
Appendix B: Mediated Communication (new!)

· Each chapter ends with the following categories of supplemental material:
Summary: recaps the content of the chapter
Resources: provides updated lists and brief descriptions of print resources that discuss the topics in the chapter and popular films with plots and characters that demonstrate concepts covered in the chapter
Activities: includes four kinds of activities--"Ethical Challenges," "Critical Thinking Probes," "Skill Builders," and "Invitations to Insight"--that invite students to analyze and change their own communication behavior

· The following sidebars and marginal notes contain material that supports the main content of the book:
Understanding Diversity boxes show how factors such as ethnicity, different physical abilities, regional origins, and nationalities shape perceptions of and reactions to communication
Understanding Communication Technology boxes highlight the ways in which technology is changing the nature of human communication, giving readers tools for using technology in communicating (new!)
Communication Boxes present thought-provoking topics through interesting and humorous articles and vignettes
Marginal Definitions of colloquial terms help readers unfamiliar with idiomatic English understand the subtleties of phrases and words used in the text, such as "get it off my chest" or "hashed out"

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With Ronald B. Adler, Athena Du Pre | 12 edition from Oxford Univ Pr (November 22, 2013)
9780199334322 | details & prices | 429 pages | 8.50 × 10.75 × 1.00 in. | 2.40 lbs | List price $103.95
With Ronald B. Adler, Carrie Cropley Hutchinson (other contributor) | 11 edition from Oxford Univ Pr (January 10, 2011)
9780199747382 | details & prices | 428 pages | 8.00 × 10.00 × 0.50 in. | 1.95 lbs | List price $94.95
With Ronald B. Adler | 9 pap/cdr edition from Oxford Univ Pr (April 15, 2005)
9780195178333 | details & prices | 522 pages | 7.75 × 9.75 × 0.50 in. | 2.15 lbs | List price $72.95
With Ronald B. Adler | 8 pck edition from Oxford Univ Pr (May 15, 2003)
9780195219999 | details & prices | 8.25 × 10.75 × 1.75 in. | 4.25 lbs | List price $67.95
About: This is Understanding Human Communication, 8e (0195219104) bundled with the Student Resource Manual to accompany Understanding Human Communication, 8e (0195160835).
With Ronald B. Adler, David Worley | 8 student edition from Oxford Univ Pr (January 1, 2003)
9780195166576 | details & prices | 8.25 × 10.75 × 1.00 in. | 2.65 lbs | List price $31.00
With Jeanne Elmhorst, Ronald B. Adler | 8 student edition from Oxford Univ Pr (September 5, 2002)
9780195160833 | details & prices | 416 pages | 8.50 × 10.75 × 1.00 in. | 2.10 lbs | List price $30.40
The price comparison is for this edition
With Ronald B. Adler | 7 edition from Oxford Univ Pr (December 1, 2001)
9780195156409 | details & prices | List price $59.95
About: Understanding Human Communication, Seventh Edition, by Ronald B.
With Ronald B. Adler, Gordon Edgar | 6 edition from Harcourt College Pub (November 1, 1996)
9780155076341 | details & prices | 8.00 × 10.00 × 1.00 in. | 2.60 lbs | List price $50.95
This edition also contains Cheesemonger: A Life on the Wedge
About: Now in its tenth edition, Understanding Human Communication continues to build on the widely successful approach-a sophisticated balance of theory and skills-that has captivated more than a half million students and their professors.
With Ronald B. Adler | 5th edition from Holt Rinehart & Winston (August 1, 1994)
9780155007819 | details & prices | 8.00 × 10.25 × 0.75 in. | 2.35 lbs | List price $39.60

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