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Biodiversity loss is a well-known phenomenon. Over the next thirty years, according to most projections, 20 percent of the world’s species may cease to exist. Less widely known, though attracting increasing attention, is the diversity loss that is affecting the world’s languages and cultures. Up to 11 percent of an estimated 6,000 spoken languages in…

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Covering every step of research, writing, and documentation, Writing from Sources provides a complete guide to source-based writing. The book builds from fundamental skills — such as annotating a passage — to more demanding ones such as integrating sources smoothly into an original argument. Examples, exercises, and guidance throughout help students gain confidence with essential…

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During this period of rapid and significant change in journalistic practices, journalism educators are re-examining their own profession and contributing to the invention of new models and practices. This edited volume of studies by respected international scholars describes the diverse issues journalism educators are grappling with and the changes they are making in purpose and…

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