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Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Psychological Issues

© 2014
by Brent Slife

18th Edition 260 Pages Paperback / softback
9780078139611 0078139619

Taking Sides volumes present current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed with Learning Outcomes, an Issue Summary, an Introduction, and an Exploring the Issue section featuring Critical Thinking and Reflection, Is There Common Ground?, and Additional Resources. Taking Sides readers also offer a Topic Guide and an annotated listing of Internet References for further consideration of the issues. An online Instructor’s Resource Guide with testing material is available for each volume. Using Taking Sides in the Classroom is also an excellent instructor resource. Visit www.mhhe.com/takingsides for more details.



Editor's Note

The Theory

The Heavenly Bodies The Geographical Position (GP) Declination Hour Angle The Zenith The Horizon Altitude Zenith Distance The Elevated Pole Azimuth and Azimuth Angle Great Circles Universal Time (UT) The Position Line Spherical Triangles The Intercept Sextant Altitude and Observed Altitude Dip; Refraction; Semi-Diameter; Parallax

The Practice

Almanacs and Tables Almanacs; Sight Reduction Tables A Sun Sight in Winter Using the Sextant; Recording the Sights; Correcting the Data; Using the Almanac; Using the Tables; Plotting the Sight A Sun Sight in Summer A Moon Sight A Running Fix Planet Sights Meridian Sights Star Sights Sidereal Hour Angle; Declinations; Twilight and Preparation of Star Sights; Using the Meridian Passage Pole Star Sights


Sextants Calculators "Short" Sight Reduction Tables Practice Sights Plotting Sheets


A. Nautical Almanac, 1990, for December 6, 7, 8 B. Nautical Almanac, 1990, for July 15, 16, 17 C. Nautical Almanac, Increments and Corrections for 56m and 57m D. Nautical Almanac, Altitude Correction Tables, 10 degrees - 90 degrees - Sun, Stars, Planets E. Nautical Almanac, Altitude Correction Tables, 0 degrees - 35 degrees - Moon and 35 degrees - 90 degrees - Moon F. H.O. 249 Vol. III for Lat. 52 degrees, Declination (15 degrees to 29 degrees) CONTRARY name to Latitude, LHA 69 to 0 G. H.O. 249 Vol. II or III, Table 5 H. Nautical Almanac, 1993, for October 10, 11, 12 I. H.O. 249 Vol. I, Epoch 1995.0, for LAT 33 degrees N, LHA Aries 0 to 179 Index
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