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  • The Leader′s Guide to Storytelling: Mastering the Art and Discipline of Business Narrative

    How leaders can use the right story at the right time to inspire change and action

    This revised and updated edition of the best-selling book A Leader?s Guide to Storytelling shows how storytelling is one of the few ways to handle the most important and difficult challenges of leadership: sparking action, getting people to work together, and leading people into the future. Using myriad illustrative examples and filled with how-to techniques, this book clearly explains how you can learn to tell the right story at the right time.

    • Stephen Denning has won awards from Financial Times, The Innovation Book Club, and 800-CEO-READ
    • The book on leadership storytelling shows how successful leaders use stories to get their ideas across and spark enduring enthusiasm for change
    • Stephen Denning offers a hands-on guide to unleash the power of the business narrative.

  • The Encyclopedia of Theoretical Criminology

    The two-volume Encyclopedia of Theoretical Criminology, available in print and online, is the definitive reference resource for theoretical criminology.  This encyclopedia offers a state-of-the-art survey of leading theories, concepts, and key figures in the field. It combines this breadth of coverage with the authority and international perspective of an experienced team of contributors, creating a definitive reference resource for students, scholars, and professionals.

    • Comprehensive: Broad coverage spans the origins and evolution of leading theories, major theorists, concepts, applications, and degree of empirical support for both criminology and justice
    • Authoritative: Edited by a leading team of experts in the field and enhanced by contributions from an international group of leading criminology and criminal justice scholars
    • International: Offers a global perspective from an international team of leading scholars, including coverage  of the strong and rapidly growing body of work on criminology in Europe and other areas
    • Wide-ranging: Includes coverage of theories of justice, crime, applied criminology, and traditional and alternative criminological theories
    • Multi-format: Publishing simultaneously as a two-volume print set and via Wiley Online Library; visit www.theoreticalcriminology.com for further details

  • International Business

    The most up-to-date text in the market, International Business arms business professionals with a complete exploration of global business issues and practice. It addresses all the recent and on going worldwide issues regarding the economic and financial crisis as well as the government s role in business and the international business environment. Three new chapters focus on trade and investment policies, politics, and law. New examples from around the world are also presented throughout the text. The eighth edition examines the role and impact of culture and also includes numerous current world maps, helping business professionals develop and refine a global perspective.

  • Building Structures

    This new edition continues its legacy as the reference of choice for architects studying contemporary issues and design practices for building structures by taking a conceptual approach that foregos complicated mathematics. Looking at the role of the structure as a building subsystem, it offers the fundamentals of computational methods for design of wood, steel, and reinforced concrete structures, along with new material such as discussion of the LRFD method of design. Profusely illustrated with new case studies, this go-to guide is perfect for non-engineers to understand and visualize structural design.

  • Supramolecular Chemistry

    Supramolecular chemistry is chemistry beyond the molecule - the chemistry of molecular assemblies and intermolecular bonds. It is one of today s fastest growing disciplines, crossing a range of subjects from biological chemistry to materials science; and from synthesis to spectroscopy. Supramolecular Chemistry is an up-to-date, integrated textbook that tells the newcomer to the field everything they need to know to get started. Assuming little in the way of prior knowledge, the book covers the concepts behind the subject, its breadth, applications and the latest contemporary thinking in the area. It also includes coverage of the more important experimental and instrumental techniques needed by supramolecular chemists. The book has been thoroughly updated for this second edition. In addition to the strengths of the very popular first edition, this comprehensive new version expands coverage into a broad range of emerging areas. Clear explanations of both fundamental and nascent concepts are supplemented by up-to-date coverage of exciting emerging trends in the literature. Numerous examples and problems are included throughout the book. A system of key references allows rapid access to the secondary literature, and of course comprehensive primary literature citations are provided. A selection of the topics covered is listed below. Cation, anion, ion-pair and molecular host-guest chemistry Crystal engineering Topological entanglement Clathrates Self-assembly Molecular devices Dendrimers Supramolecular polymers Microfabrication Nanoparticles Chemical emergence Metal-organic frameworks Gels Ionic liquids Supramolecular catalysis Molecular electronics Polymorphism Gas sorption Anion-pinteractions Nanochemistry Supramolecular Chemistry is a must for both students new to the field and for experienced researchers wanting to explore the origins and wider context of their work. Review: "At just under 1000 pages, the second edition of Steed and Atwood?s Supramolecular Chemistry is the most comprehensive overview of the area available in textbook form...highly recommended." Chemistry World, August 2009

  • Introducing Autodesk Revit Architecture 2011

    Revit all-stars present a fast, focused introduction to Revit functions, tools, and concepts

    Hailed for its ease of use, power, and sophistication, Revit is the industry-leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) software package. Introducing Revit Architecture provides a thorough overview of Revit?s concepts, interface conventions, tools, and tasks. In-depth discussions, reinforced by comprehensive step-by-step exercises, detail how to model, document, present, and share designs. Written by expert authors all architects with years of Revit experience Introducing Revit Architecture is the perfect resource for readers of all skill levels who want to quickly accomplish crucial Revit tasks.

    • Practical exercises on core Revit features enable new users to quickly get up to speed
    • A 16-page color insert focusing on real-world Revit uses drawn from the team?s experience and industry contacts
    • Straightforward explanations, real-world examples, beautiful illustrations, and practical tutorials focus squarely on accomplishing vital Revit tasks

    Introducing Revit Architecture helps professionals and students to easily and efficiently learn the basics of Revit and BIM.

  • Financial Accounting: IFRS Study Guide

    For colleges and universities around the world, John Wiley & Sons is proud to announce Financial Accounting: IFRS Edition, by Jerry J. Weygandt, Paul D. Kimmel, and Donald E. Kieso, which incorporates International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) into the existing textbook framework. On almost every page, the book addresses every accounting topic from the perspective of IFRS while still highlighting key differences between IFRS and US GAAP. Following the reputation for accuracy, comprehensiveness, and currency, the authors have painstakingly created a book dedicated to assisting students learning accounting topics under the rules of IFRS.

  • Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade Cocktail Time

    Sandra Lee?s favorite cocktails, just in time for holiday soirees and at-home happy hours

    Fans of Sandra Lee?s hit show "Semi-Homemade Cooking" love hearing Sandra say, "It?s cocktail time!" The regularly featured segment on her Food Network television show has created a cult following, and for the first time, Sandra is answering her fans? prayers with a new book dedicated to Cocktail Time. The book mixes a selection of Sandra?s most popular cocktails and canaps. Whether you?re entertaining for your significant other, hosting a few friends, or throwing a big party, this slim, fun guide provides great ideas for mixed drinks that anyone can make at home.

    Like all Sandra Lee?s bestselling books, the appetizer recipes showcase her signature Semi-Homemade philosophy, combining seventy percent ready-made products with thirty percent fresh ingredients and creative touches.

    • It?s "cocktail time" in book form-cocktail for every season or celebration
    • Great for holiday entertaining
    • Perfect for bringing happy hour home
    • How to build your bar
    • Cocktailing for a Cause

    Semi-Homemade Cocktail Time presents perfect cocktails for any and all occasions to go with appetizers and treats of every kind.

  • Cancer as a Metabolic Disease: On the Origin, Management, and Prevention of Cancer

    The book addresses controversies related to the origins of cancer and provides solutions to cancer management and prevention. It expands upon Otto Warburg?s well-known theory that all cancer is a disease of energy metabolism.  However, Warburg did not link his theory to the "hallmarks of cancer" and thus his theory was discredited.  This book aims to provide evidence, through case studies, that cancer is primarily a metabolic disease requring metabolic solutions for its management and prevention.  Support for this position is derived from critical assessment of current cancer theories.  Brain cancer case studies are presented as a proof of principle for metabolic solutions to disease management, but similarities are drawn to other types of cancer, including breast and colon, due to the same cellular mutations that they demonstrate.

  • Beautiful Kitchens

    Inspiring renovations and decorating schemes from real kitchens across America

    These real-life luxury kitchens give you inspiring ideas to transform your own kitchen into a room that is both functional and stylish. Richly illustrated with gorgeous full-color photos, Beautiful Kitchens showcases high-end kitchens from around the country. You'll get a tour of more than 30 different kitchens with photos taken from several angles within each room. The book is organized by style so you can "shop" photos for complete looks and get advice on how to pull elements together in your own kitchen. Beautiful Kitchens gives you

    • High-end decorating schemes and renovations from real kitchens
    • Hundreds of beautiful full-color photos that highlight each kitchen's features and elements
    • Ideas for transforming your own kitchen into a high-end space

    This book gives you inside access to the most beautiful kitchens in the country. Whether you're looking to add value to your home or simply want a more attractive and functional space, Beautiful Kitchens will inspire you to restore your kitchen to its rightful place as the heart of your home.

  • Techniques of Healthy Cooking

    The authoritative guide to healthy cooking in the modern professional kitchen

    In today?s health-conscious culinary environment, diners expect much more than just delicious food. They expect nutritious, well-balanced meals made with wholesome ingredients. Chefs in every sector of the food industry, whether at fine dining establishments or cafeteria kitchens, should be prepared to address those concerns with a variety of healthier dining options.

    This updated new edition of Techniques of Healthy Cooking includes the latest dietary guidelines and healthy cooking techniques. It also covers a wide range of health- and environment-related topics of concern to today?s diners, such as organic ingredients, local sourcing, farm-to-fork initiatives, and much more. All recipes here have been revised to include more whole ingredients, sustainable foods, and a wide range of substitution options.

    • This new edition features nearly 500 recipes for virtually any meal or occasion, including 150 all-new recipes for this edition
    • More than 150 full-color photographs of ingredients, techniques, and plated dishes are included in this new edition
    • The Culinary Institute of America explores the latest on topics such as locally sourced food, farm-to-fork initiatives, and food safety
    • Learn how to create dishes for vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and lactose-free diners

    With the latest information and a huge variety of recipes, Techniques of Healthy Cooking is the perfect source for exciting, flavorful, and healthful food.

  • Bake Sale Cookbook

    Sandra Lee?s desserts have long been favorites among the legions of loyal fans of her two popular Food Network shows, Semi-Homemade Cooking and Money Saving Meals. The Bake Sale Cookbook brings together 120 amazing recipes and dozens more tips and ideas, all photographed in gorgeous full-color. You?ll find easy and always popular cakes and cupcakes; melt-in-your-mouth pies, tarts, and pastries; brownies, cookies, and bars; and even candies and confections. The easy-to-prepare recipes are perfect for school bake sales, family gatherings, and just about any occasion.

  • Wiley CPA Exam Review 2011: Financial Accounting and Reporting

    Everything today's CPA candidates need to pass the CPA Exam Published annually, this comprehensive four-volume paperback reviews all four parts of the CPA exam. Many of the questions are taken directly from previous CPA exams. With 3,800 multiple-choice questions, these study guides provide all the information candidates need to master in order to pass the computerized Uniform CPA Examination.* Complete sample exam* The most effective system available to prepare for the CPA exam-proven for over thirty years* Timely-up-to-the-minute coverage for the computerized exam.* Contains all current AICPA content requirements in financial accounting and reporting* Unique modular format-helps candidates zero in on areas that need work, organize their study program, and concentrate their efforts* Comprehensive questions-over 3,800 multiple-choice questions and their solutions in the four volumes* Covers the changes to the CPA exam occurring after December 31, 2010* Guidelines, pointers, and tips-show how to build knowledge in a logical and reinforcing way* Other titles by Whittington: Audit Sampling: An Introduction, Fifth Edition Wiley CPA Exam Review 2011 arms test-takers with detailed outlines, study guidelines, and skill-building problems to help candidates identify, focus on, and master the specific topics that need the most work.

  • Trade Like an O′Neil Disciple: How We Made 18,000% in the Stock Market

    How two former traders of William J. O?Neil + Company made mad money using O?Neil?s trading strategies, and how you can, too

    From the successes and failures of two William O?Neil insiders, Trade Like an O?Neil Disciple: How We Made Over 18,000% in the Stock Market in 7 Years is a detailed look at how to trade using William O?Neil?s proven strategies and what it was like working side-by-side with Bill O?Neil. Under various market conditions, the authors document their trades, including the set ups, buy, add, and sell points for their winners. Then, they turn the magnifying glass on themselves to analyze their mistakes, including how much they cost them, how they reacted, and what they learned.

    • Presents sub-strategies for buying pocket pivots and gap-ups
    • Includes a market direction timing model, as well as updated tools for selling stocks short
    • Provides an "inside view" of the authors? experiences as proprietary, internal portfolio managers at William O?Neil + Company, Inc. from 1997-2005

    Detailing technical information and the trading psychology that has worked so well for them, Trade Like an O?Neil Disciple breaks down what every savvy money manager, trader and investor needs to know to profit enormously in today s stock market.

  • Container Gardening For Dummies

    The ultimate guide to cultivating charming gardens in any container

    Want to spruce up your outdoor space with fresh flowers, plants, vegetables, and other succulents? Container Gardening For Dummies, Second Edition gives you clear, concise, and step-by-step instructions for cultivating charming gardens in everything from a redwood window box to a hanging basket to an old pair of cowboy boots.

    Featuring eight pages of full-color photos, this helpful guide fills you in on every step of the process, from working with different soil mixes to preventing insects, pests, and diseases to expressing style with color, form, texture, and other design elements.

    • This edition includes 25% new and updated material
    • Choosing, planting, and caring for flowers, herbs, fruits, and vegetables
    • Up-to-date container trends, including edible gardening

    Container Gardening For Dummies, Second Edition is a fun, informative guide for inexperienced city slickers and savvy country cousins alike.

  • MPLS-Enabled Applications: Emerging Developments and New Technologies

    With a foreword by Yakov Rekhter

    "Here at last is a single, all encompassing resource where themyriad applications sharpen into a comprehensible text that firstexplains the whys and whats of each application before going on tothe technical detail of the hows."
    Kireeti Kompella, CTO Junos, Juniper Networks

    The authoritative guide to MPLS, now in its Third edition,fully updated with brand new material!

    MPLS is now considered the networking technology for carryingall types of network traffic, including voice telephony, real-timevideo, and data traffic. In MPLS-Enabled Applications, ThirdEdition, the authors methodically show how MPLS holds the keyto network convergence by allowing operators to offer more servicesover a single physical infrastructure. The Third Edition containsmore than 170 illustrations, new chapters, and more coverage,guiding the reader from the basics of the technology, though allits major VPN applications.

    MPLS Enabled-Applications contains up-to-date coverageof:

    • The current status and future potential of all major MPLSapplications, including L2VPN, L3VPN, pseudowires and VPLS.
    • A new chapter with up to date coverage of the MPLS transportprofile, MPLS-TP.
    • MPLS in access networks and Seamless MPLS, the new architecturefor extending MPLS into the access, discussed in depth for both theunicast and the multicast case.
    • Extensive coverage of multicast support in L3VPNs (mVPNs),explaining and comparing both the PIM/GRE and the next generationBGP/MPLS solutions, and including a new chapter on advanced topicsin next generation multicast VPNs.
    • A new chapter on advanced protection techniques, includingdetailed discussion of 50 ms end-to-end service restoration.
    • Comprehensive coverage of the base technology, as well as thelatest IETF drafts, including topics such as pseudowire redundancy,VPLS multihoming, IRB and P2MP pseudowires.

    MPLS-Enabled Applications will provide those involved inthe design and deployment of MPLS systems, as well as thoseresearching the area of MPLS networks, with a thoroughly modernview of how MPLS is transforming the networking world.

    "Essential new material for those trying to understand the nextsteps in MPLS."
    Adrian Farrel, IETF Routing Area Director

    "MPLS-Enabled Applications takes a unique and creativeapproach in explaining MPLS concepts and how they are applied inpractice to meet the needs of Enterprise and Service Providernetworks. I consistently recommend this book to colleagues in theengineering, education and business community."
    Dave Cooper, Chief IP Technologist, Global Crossing Ltd

  • Goodbye Gordon Gekko: How to Find Your Fortune Without Losing Your Soul

    How to live a more productive life by putting a profitable lifestyle ahead of profits

    With his standout Wall Street line Greed is good, Gordon Gekko became pop culture icon for unrestrained greed. But, while greed might be great for one person especially when that person is fictional it s not so great for good people living in the real world. In Goodbye Gordon Gekko: How to Find Your Fortune and Not Lose Your Soul, Anthony Scaramucci describes how a better understanding of people, capital, and culture can be used to enrich one s life, financially as well as spiritually. With smart and engaging prose, the book:
        Discusses how the best manifestations of ambition, entrepreneurship and mentoring can lead to a life that not only fulfills financial obligations, but also leaves a lasting legacy
        Describes ways in which Americans and American companies can act to avoid the kind of crisis that crippled the country s economy
        Details how to build a core set of values to discover wealth on one s own terms
    Given the turmoil in financial markets over the past few years, many people are reevaluating what it means to be rich. Goodbye Gordon Gekko shows how it s possible to be well-off without all the trappings of wealth.

  • Guitar Chords for Dummies®

    Whether you?re playing blues, rock, classical, or folk-all the chords you?ll need are here Even Eric Clapton started with a few basic chords. And Guitar Chords For Dummies offers guitarists of every ambition, skill level, and musical genre a key to the simplest and most complex guitar chords-over 600 in all. Illustrated with a grid showing the position of the fingers on a string, a photograph of the chord being played, and a brief comment on the chord and how to play it, this handy, portable reference offers musicians, whether experimenting at home or playing in a coffee house, instant access to the full range of chords that can be played on a guitar. Covers the theory and techniques of guitar chords Features a handy, portable design, which can fit into a guitar case Includes a convenient lay-flat (wire bound) format, allowing users to easily try out new chords An ideal resource for broadening musical technique and getting new ideas, Guitar Chords For Dummies will help you, whether you?re just picking up the guitar or a seasoned musician, add sparkle and range to your musical repertoire.

  • Pfeiffer Guide to Training Basics: Complete 3 Volume Set

    This complete set includes all three volumes of the Pfeiffer Essential Guides to Training Basics Training Fundamentals, Designing and Developing Training Programs, and Delivering Training Workshops.

    The first of the series, Training Fundamentals, provides practical information, strategies, techniques, guidelines, step-by-step procedures, tips, and tools that trainers can put to use right away. It features a wealth of checklists, templates, and other tools, along with strategies, perspectives, and ideas from a wide range of experienced training professionals. This book offres a comprehensive overview of training including information on the purpose of training, the way it's delivered, what a trainer does, adult learning theory, training assessment, learner focused training, cost-effective training, and instructional design.

    Designing and Developing Training Programs focuses on developing and presenting training programs. This volume features essential information on planning a project, assessing the audience, covering needs, creating performance-based objectives, when and if to use off-the-shelf programs, developing enabling objectives, pacing, creating activities, test-running your program, and much more.

    The third volume, Delivering Training Workshops, contains best practices for scheduling, notifying participants, introducing the program, setting up the space, practicing the presentation, engaging the participants, establishing rapport, preparing materials, taking risks, facilitating discussions, creating action plans, following up on what is learned, and much more.

  • Introduction to Mass Spectrometry: Instrumentation, Applications, and Strategies for Data Interpretation

    Completely revised and updated, this text provides an easy-to-read guide to the concept of mass spectrometry and demonstrates its potential and limitations. Written by internationally recognised experts and utilising "real life" examples of analyses and applications, the book presents real cases of qualitative and quantitative applications of mass spectrometry. Unlike other mass spectrometry texts, this comprehensive reference provides systematic descriptions of the various types of mass analysers and ionisation, along with corresponding strategies for interpretation of data. The book concludes with a comprehensive 3000 references.

    This multi-disciplined text covers the fundamentals as well as recent advance in this topic, providing need-to-know information for researchers in many disciplines including pharmaceutical, environmental and biomedical analysis who are utilizing mass spectrometry

  • How To Sell Your Way Through Life

    Get the keys to success in both sales and life (with a new foreword by bestselling author Ken Blanchard)

    Napoleon Hill?s timeless classic, Think and Grow Rich, has the distinction of being the best read self-help book of the twentieth century. Not so well known is how Hill earned his livelihood before he wrote Think and Grow Rich. How to Sell Your Way Through Life, written in the depth of the Great Depression, explains how Hill spent many years perfecting his skills as a master salesman and sales trainer. The information is as relevant in today?s economy as it was in a time very similar to ours.

    How To Sell Your Way Through Life brings you the practical information that can only be obtained from the experience of success. This dynamic guide is based on the lives and careers of hundreds of salesmen who started with nothing and worked up to leading positions in their fields. Key advice presented includes

    • Auto-Suggestion, your first step in salesmanship
    • "Qualifying" your prospective buyer
    • Neutralizing your buyer?s mind
    • The habit of doing more than you are paid for
    • How to budget your time
    • Your master plan for getting a position

    Even if you?re just getting your start, How To Sell Your Way Through Life gives you the keys to success in both sales and life.

  • Fundamentals of Mathematics: An Introduction to Proofs, Logic, Sets, and Numbers

    An accessible introduction to abstract mathematics with an emphasis on proof writing

    Addressing the importance of constructing and understanding mathematical proofs, Fundamentals of Mathematics: An Introduction to Proofs, Logic, Sets, and Numbers introduces key concepts from logic and set theory as well as the fundamental definitions of algebra to prepare readers for further study in the field of mathematics. The author supplies a seamless, hands-on presentation of number systems, utilizing key elements of logic and set theory and encouraging readers to abide by the fundamental rule that you are not allowed to use any results that you have not proved yet.

    The book begins with a focus on the elements of logic used in everyday mathematical language, exposing readers to standard proof methods and Russell?s Paradox. Once this foundation is established, subsequent chapters explore more rigorous mathematical exposition that outlines the requisite elements of Zermelo-Fraenkel set theory and constructs the natural numbers and integers as well as rational, real, and complex numbers in a rigorous, yet accessible manner. Abstraction is introduced as a tool, and special focus is dedicated to concrete, accessible applications, such as public key encryption, that are made possible by abstract ideas. The book concludes with a self-contained proof of Abel?s Theorem and an investigation of deeper set theory by introducing the Axiom of Choice, ordinal numbers, and cardinal numbers.

    Throughout each chapter, proofs are written in much detail with explicit indications that emphasize the main ideas and techniques of proof writing. Exercises at varied levels of mathematical development allow readers to test their understanding of the material, and a related Web site features video presentations for each topic, which can be used along with the book or independently for self-study.

    Classroom-tested to ensure a fluid and accessible presentation, Fundamentals of Mathematics is an excellent book for mathematics courses on proofs, logic, and set theory at the upper-undergraduate level as well as a supplement for transition courses that prepare students for the rigorous mathematical reasoning of advanced calculus, real analysis, and modern algebra. The book is also a suitable reference for professionals in all areas of mathematics education who are interested in mathematical proofs and the foundation upon which all mathematics is built.

  • The Volunteer Management Handbook: Leadership Strategies for Success

    Completely revised and expanded, the ultimate guide to starting and keeping an active and effective volunteer program

    Drawing on the experience and expertise of recognized authorities on nonprofit organizations, The Volunteer Management Handbook, Second Edition is the only guide you need for establishing and maintaining an active and effective volunteer program. Written by nonprofit leader Tracy Connors, this handy reference offers practical guidance on such essential issues as motivating people to volunteer their time and services, recruitment, and more. Up-to-date and practical, this is the essential guide to managing your nonprofit?s most important resource: its volunteers.

    • Now covers volunteer demographics, volunteer program leaders and managers, policy making and implementation, planning and staff analysis, recruiting, interviewing and screening volunteers, orienting and training volunteers, and much more
    • Up-to-date, practical guidance for the major areas of volunteer leadership and management
    • Explores volunteers and the law: liabilities, immunities, and responsibilities

    Designed to help nonprofit organizations survive and thrive, The Volunteer Management Handbook, Second Edition is an indispensable reference that is unsurpassed in both the breadth and depth of its coverage.

  • Interpreting Electron Ionization Mass Spectra: A Problem Based Approach

    Over the last two decades mass spectrometry has become one of the central techniques in analytical chemistry to indentify unknown substances and to verify the quality of manufactured substances such as drugs. This book provides a "teach-yourself" approach to understanding how to interpret the spectra produced from a mass spectrometer, allowing the reader to master the subject by solving problems. It features comprehensive coverage based on real spectra using MS of different compounds to illustrate the dependence of MS fragments on the structure, ultimately enabling the reader to rapidly identify unknown substances.

  • Advanced Building Technologies for Sustainability

    A technology-savvy engineer shows architects and engineers alike practical solutions for implementing advanced building technologies in sustainably designed buildings. This book offers busy professionals clear, straight-forward solutions to implement technologies such as solar energy, radiant cooling floors, displacement ventilation, fuel cells in buildings, and many other innovative possibilities. It clearly shows how these technologies are executed in recent exemplars of sustainably designed buildings and carried out through the combined efforts of the architect and engineer to develop a truly integrated design.

  • Excel VBA Programming For Dummies

    Take your Excel skills to the next level with VBA programming Now that you've mastered Excel basics, it's time to move to the next level-creating your own, customized Excel 2010 solutions using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). The new edition of this non-threatening guide is your key to getting there. Using step-by-step instruction and the accessible, friendly For Dummies style, this practical book shows you how to use VBA, write macros, customize your Excel apps to look and work the way you want, avoid errors, and more. The book's Web site provides all the programming examples from the book. Introduces you to a new range of Excel 2010 options Shows you how to use Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) to program your own custom Excel applications or to automate functions Explains how to create VBA macros, program, handle errors, debug, and more Covers Visual Basic Editor tools and functions; working with range objects; controlling program flow; and the easiest ways to create custom dialog boxes, toolbars, and menus Includes a companion Web site with all the sample programs from the book Create your own, custom Excel programs with this information-packed guide! Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

  • Developing Your Conflict Competence: A Hands-On Guide for Leaders, Managers, Facilitators, and Teams

    A practical resource, this book combines tips, checklists, exercises, and stories to outline concrete processes that improve the way leaders, managers, and anyone within an organization responds to conflict. Beginning with a series of questions and self-diagnostics, the authors show you how to: maintain emotional balance in the face of conflict; implement constructive communications techniques; help others deal with conflicts that are causing organization problems; establish norms for handling conflict; use specific approaches for addressing conflict more effectively.

    "A must-have guidebook for the new age of global business. This book shows every leader how to turn feelings of fear into feelings of safety, suspicion into trust, and competitiveness into collaboration."
    --Jim Kouzes, coauthor of the best-selling book The Leadership Challenge and Dean?s Executive Professor of Leadership, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University

    "Craig Runde and Tim Flanagan use their vast experience to give us Developing Your Conflict Competence. Move beyond negative workplace conflict to positive and constructive outcomes with the simple tools and suggestions in this must-read field guide!"
    --Marshall Goldsmith, best-selling author of What Got You Here Won?t Get You There, Succession: Are You Ready?, and the upcoming MOJO

    "I?ve read the authors? first two books, Becoming a Conflict Competent Leader and Building Conflict Competent Teams. Their latest book pulls it all together by providing models, examples, and thought-provoking insight. It will be required reading for my senior management team."
    --Deborah Jallad, president/chairman, Accredited Surety and Casualty Company, Inc.

  • iPhone Application Development All-In-One For Dummies

    One-stop shopping for every aspect of iPhone development! Whether you?re a beginning programmer who wants to build an application for your iPhone or you?re a professional developer looking to leverage the marketing power of the open iPhone SDK, this helpful guide has your needs covered. iPhone enthusiast and developer Neal Goldstein shows you the ins and outs of developing applications for the iPhone and iPod Touch and explains how to get your apps into the AppStore and market and sell them. You?ll learn the basics of getting started, download the SDK, context-based design, and fill your toolbox. Clear, easy-to-understand steps walk you through programming with Objective C or Cocoa and show you how to develop games and graphics. Plus, you?ll discover how to design specifically for mobile apps. Aimed at both novice and seasoned developers who are interested in developing iPhone and iPod Touch applications Shows you how to get started, download the SDK, and fill your toolbox Walks you through developing games and graphics Explains how to gets your apps into the AppStore and sell them Getting started developing your own applications today with this fun and friendly guide. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file. Note:  Apple?s iOS SDK tools are only accessible on Intel-powered Mac and MacBook devices.

  • Approximate Antenna Analysis for CAD

    This step-by-step guide provides the reader with a detailed and thorough introduction to practical antenna design and model implementation

    In this book, Hubregt J. Visser provides an introduction to the fundamentals of antenna design and the implementation of design models. A variety of antennas for wireless applications and communications systems are explained, and the real-life use of the antennas is demonstrated through extensive use of application examples. The author includes discussions on the design process of several antennas, such as intravascular MR Antennas, PCB antennas, RFID antennas, rectennas etc. Furthermore, emphasis is placed on Computer Aided Design (CAD) using approximated models.

    Key Features

    • Includes coverage on intravascular MR Antennas, PCB antennas, RFID antennas, rectennas, etc
    • Comprehensively details the application areas, modeling, analysis, and validation processes for individual antennas
    • Discusses the use of equivalent dipole antennas, equivalent transmission line networks and electrostatics
    • Introduces many antennas and models that have not been covered in previous publications (such as MRI Antennas, for example)

    This book will be of interest to microwave and antenna engineers. Graduate and post-graduate antennas students studying BSc and MSc courses, as well as research assistants will also find this book insightful.

  • Data Structures and Algorithms Using Python

    More and more programmers are turning to Python and this book will give them the understanding they need. Necaise introduces the basic array structure and explores the fundamentals of implementing and using multi-dimensional arrays. The underlying mechanisms of many of Python s built-in data structures and constructs are covered. A number of ADTs and applications are discussed as threads throughout the book to allow for multiple implementations as new data structures are introduced. Real-world applications of the various chapter topics are also presented. This gives programmers complete coverage of abstraction and the basic data structures and algorithms in the Python language.

  • Aircraft Dynamics: From Modeling to Simulation

    Napolitano?s Aircraft Dynamics is designed to help readers extrapolate from low level formulas, equations, and details to high level comprehensive views of the main concepts. The text also helps readers with fundamental skills of learning the "basic modeling" of the aircraft aerodynamics and dynamics. The main objective is to organize the topics in "modular blocks" each of them leading to the understanding of the inner mechanisms of the aircraft aerodynamics and dynamics, eventually leading to the development of simple flight simulations schemes.

  • PHP and MySQL For Dummies

    Here?s what Web designers need to know to create dynamic, database-driven Web sites

    To be on the cutting edge, Web sites need to serve up HTML, CSS, and products specific to the needs of different customers using different browsers. An effective e-commerce site gathers information about users and provides information they need to get the desired result.

    PHP scripting language with a MySQL back-end database offers an effective way to design sites that meet these requirements. This full updated 4th Edition of PHP & MySQL For Dummies gets you quickly up to speed, even if your experience is limited.

    • Explains the easy way to install and set up PHP and MySQL using XAMPP, so it works the same on Linux, Mac, and Windows
    • Shows you how to secure files on a Web host and how to write secure code
    • Packed with useful and understandable code examples for Web site creators who are not professional programmers
    • Fully updated to ensure your code will be compliant based on PHP 5.3 and MySQL 5.1.31
    • Provides clear, accurate code examples

    PHP & MySQL For Dummies, 4th Edition provides what you need to know to create sites that get results.

    Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

  • The E-Myth Attorney: Why Most Legal Practices Don′t Work and What to Do About It

    The complete guide to the business of running a successful legal practice

    Many attorneys in small and mid-size practices are experts on the law, but may not have considered their practice as much from a business perspective.

    Michael Gerber s The E-Myth Attorney fills this void, giving you powerful advice on everything you need to run your practice as a successful business, allowing you to achieve your goals and grow your practice. Featuring Gerber?s signature easy-to-understand, easy-to-implement style, The E-Myth Attorney features:

    • A complete start-up guide you can use to get your practice off the ground quickly, as well as comprehensive action steps for maximizing the performance of an existing practice
    • Industry specific advice from two recognized legal experts that have developed a highly successful legal practice using Gerber s principles
    • Gerber s universal appeal as a recognized expert on small businesses who has coached, taught, and trained over 60,000 small businesses

    The E-Myth Attorney is the last guide you?ll ever need to make the difference in building or developing your successful legal practice.

  • Wildlife DNA Analysis: Applications in Forensic Science

    This book is the first to approach the fast developing field of wildlife forensics with a focus on the application of DNA profiling and analysis. Case studies throughout link theory and practice and highlight the use of DNA testing in species testing. The text assumes only a basic background knowledge of DNA, so offers information boxes clarifying technical information, step-by-step guidance on sequence comparisons, and a discussion of the different markers used in species testing. This produces a highly accessible introduction for both students and forensic professionals.

  • Documenting Learning with ePortfolios: A Guide for College Instructors

    E-portfolios perform many functions in higher education at both an institutional and student level. This book offers online instructors guidance in creating and implementing e-portfolios with their students. It helps them assess the needs of their students then design and implement a strategic, comprehensive e-portfolio program tailored to these needs. Further, it lets instructors see how such programs can be used as an example of their own personal and professional academic development. This is an essential resource for any online instructor or student wishing to use e-portfolios as a tool.

  • Student Success in College: Creating Conditions That Matter, (Includes New Preface and Epilogue)

    Student Success in College describes policies, programs, and practices that a diverse set of institutions have used to enhance student achievement. This book clearly shows the benefits of student learning and educational effectiveness that can be realized when these conditions are present. Based on the Documenting Effective Educational Practice (DEEP) project from the Center for Postsecondary Research at Indiana University, this book provides concrete examples from twenty institutions that other colleges and universities can learn from and adapt to help create a success-oriented campus culture and learning environment.

  • Private Equity as an Asset Class

    Unfairly reviled, and much misunderstood, private equity differs from all other asset classes in various important respects, not least the way in which its fund mechanisms operate, and the way in which its returns are recorded and analysed. Sadly, high level asset allocation decisions are frequently made on the basis of prejudice and misinformation, rather than a proper appreciation of the facts.

    Guy Fraser-Sampson draws upon more than twenty years of experience of the private equity industry to provide a practical guide to mastering the intricacies of this highly specialist asset class. Aimed equally at investors, professionals and business school students, it starts with such fundamental questions as what is private equity? and progresses to detailed consideration of different types of private equity activity such as venture capital and buyout.

    Rapid and significant changes in the environment during the recent financial crisis have prompted the need for a new edition. Separate chapters have been added on growth and development capital, as well as secondary investing. Newly emergent issues are considered, such as lengthening holding periods and the possible threat of declining returns. Particular problems, such as the need to distinguish between private equity and hedge funds, are addressed. The glossary has also been expanded. In short, readers will find that this new edition takes their understanding of the asset class to new heights.

    Key points include:

    • A glossary of private equity terms
    • Venture capital
    • Buyout
    • Growth capital
    • Development capital
    • Secondary investing
    • Understanding private equity returns
    • Analysing funds and returns
    • How to plan a fund investment programme
    • Detailed discussion of industry performance figures

  • Emotionally Intelligent Leadership for Students: Facilitation and Activity Guide

    Emotionally Intelligent Leadership for Students: Facilitation and Activity Guide uses step-by-step instructions for facilitators and instructors to lead students through modularized activities found in the EILS Student Workbook. It can also be used in conjunction with the book Emotionally Intelligent Leadership and/or as follow-up on students? self-assessment using the EILS Inventory. The modularized, timed activities can be taught in any sequence and customized to fit the needs of a curricular or co-curricular program. The guide offers various options and scenarios for using activities in different settings with different time constraints.

  • Patents, Registered Designs, Trade Marks and Copyright For Dummies®

    Do you have a great idea for the next big thing, an eye-catching new corporate logo, or an exciting new business concept? Understand how to safeguard your ideas and creations with this expert guide to the fundamentals of intellectual property. Walking you step-by-step through the processes involved in protecting your great ideas, this book offers all the advice you need to ensure that you?re the only one cashing in on your creativity and hard work.

  • Gynecologic and Obstetric Surgery: Challenges and Management Options

    Obstetric and gynecologic surgery is a craft that requires sound knowledge and skills.  The knowledge and skills will need to be applied to the specifics of each surgical patient to enable the best surgical management and minimize complications. This resource book offers insightful management options to many of the challenges a gynecologic or obstetric surgeon may face before, during or after an operation. Designed to guide the surgeon to safe practice throughout all stages of surgical management, it offers case studies, management options with tips and tricks, and ideas for prevention of complications. Key points and summaries are provided at the end of each chapter for elevator reading , i.e., quick brushing up of facts on the way to facing a

    Divided into two sections the book first covers general pre, intra and post-operative challenges and, second, specific operative procedures within the specialist areas in obstetrics and gynecology.

  • Job Hunting and Career Change All-In-One For Dummies®

    Includes expert advice on changing direction in your career

    Get out of the rut and into your dream job

    This hands-on guide takes you through every aspect of finding and securing the job you want. From searching for vacancies through to preparing for the interview and making a strong impression, this book has it covered. Key personal development techniques, such as Neuro-linguistic Programming, are featured alongside specific job-hunting advice, helping you to develop a winning mindset and foster skills to take with you into your new career.

    Discover how to:

    • Find the job that?s right for you

    • Write a knockout CV and cover letter

    • Prepare for the interview

    • Give a great presentation

    • Build your confidence and develop a successful outlook

  • Diabetes Education: Art, Science and Evidence

    Diabetes education is a process, the key to which is establishing a therapeutic relationship with the individual.  The overall goal of diabetes education is to enhance the individual s health capability, including their ability to solve problems and apply the learning to self-care.  Thus, diabetes education is an interactive process of teaching and learning where information is co-generated.  This innovative and thought-provoking new book explores the how of diabetes education, rather than the what and the why .

    Diabetes Education: Art, Science and Evidence helps healthcare practitioners teach diabetes effectively from diagnosis onwards and ensure people living with diabetes receive individualised support and information. It enables practitioners and educators to examine and reflect on their practice when managing the person with diabetes.  Bringing together all the thinking and experience of the diabetes journey in one text, this book is essential reading for all practitioners and students involved in diabetes care.


    • Features short stories, case studies, illustrative quotes, practice points and reflection points throughout
    • Edited by an internationally renowned expert in the field
    • Contributions from some of the world s leading diabetes educators

  • The Professional Practice of Architectural Working Drawings

    The study and practice of architecture demands a working command of architectural drawing as a means of graphic communication. This book documents the step-by-step evolution of a complete set of working drawings, for the student or professional, just the way it?s done in architectural offices across the country. Progression of the chapters mimics the way an architect creates working drawings, starting with site and foundation plans and progressing through elevations, building sections and other drawings. Ancillary materials include an instructor manual, a study guide, sample digital drawings, and a glossary.

  • Digital Wedding Photography For Dummies

    Expert advice on becoming a successful wedding photographer

    Wedding photography can be a great hobby or home-based business. But while it?s an exciting and lucrative field, it also has its challenges.

    Now, you can turn to Digital Wedding Photography For Dummies for friendly, hands-on guidance on selecting the right equipment, building a client list, and developing the skills and techniques needed to create stunning and memorable images.

    • Covers tools and techniques practiced by some of the most successful photographers in the business
    • Advice on camera settings, lighting, and angles
    • How to create a professional experience that will put clients at ease
    • Build a portfolio and connect with clients
    • Start a wedding photography business

    Whether you?re an aspiring wedding photographer who wants to learn about the techniques that make the best wedding photographers successful, or are in the business and want tips and advice to improve your skills, this practical guide has you covered.

  • Principles of Plant Genetics and Breeding

    To respond to the increasing need to feed the world?s population as well as an ever greater demand for a balanced and healthy diet there is a continuing need to produce improved new cultivars or varieties of plants, particularly crop plants. The strategies used to produce these are increasingly based on our knowledge of relevant science, particularly genetics, but involves a multidisciplinary understanding that optimizes the approaches taken.

    Principles of Plant Genetics and Breeding, 2nd Edition introduces both classical and molecular tools for plant breeding. Topics such as biotechnology in plant breeding, intellectual property, risks, emerging concepts (decentralized breeding, organic breeding), and more are addressed in the new, updated edition of this text. Industry highlight boxes are included throughout the text to contextualize the information given through the professional experiences of plant breeders. The final chapters provide a useful reference on breeding the largest and most common crops.

    • Up-to-date edition of this bestselling book incorporating the most recent technologies in the field
    • Combines both theory and practice in modern plant breeding
    • Updated industry highlights help to illustrate the concepts outlined in the text
    • Self assessment questions at the end of each chapter aid student learning
    • Accompanying website with artwork from the book available to instructors

  • Project Management - Best Practices: Achieving Global Excellence

    This Second Edition of Harold Kerzner’s Project Management: Best Practices: Achieving Global Excellence provides insight from senior executives from over fifty world-class companies on successful project management implementation. The Second Edition presents more extensive and in-depth information on real-world experiences and best practices in project risk management, project management multinational cultures and cultural failures, integrated project teams, and more. Sponsored by the International Institute for Learning, this revised text will serve as a resource for corporate training on project management, academic courses, and practitioners seeking to upgrade their skills in project management.

  • Social Innovation, Inc.: 5 Strategies for Driving Business Growth through Social Change

    Could Wal-Mart offer a better solution to healthcare than Medicaid? Could GE help reduce global warming faster than the Kyoto protocol?

    Social Innovation, Inc. declares a new era where companies profit from social change. Leading corporations like GE, Wellpoint, Travelers and Wal-Mart are transforming social responsibility into social innovation and revolutionizing the way we think about the role of business in society. Based on four years of measuring the social strategies of America?s leading corporations, Jason Saul lays out the five strategies for social innovation and offers a practical roadmap for how to get started.

    • Explains the fundamental shift in the role of business in society, from social contract to social capital market
    • Identifies the 5 social innovation strategies: submarket products and services, social points of entry, pipeline talent, reverse lobbying, and emotive customer bonding
    • Offers step-by-step guidance for creating economic value through positive social change

    Social Innovation, Inc. is about making social change work for the business, and in turn staying relevant in the new economy.

  • Visualizing Everyday Chemistry

    Visualizing Everyday Chemistry is for a one-semester course dedicated to introducing chemistry to non-science students. It shows what chemistry is and what it does, by integrating words with powerful and compelling visuals and learning aids. With this approach, students not only learn the basic principles of chemistry but see how chemistry impacts their lives and society. The goal of Visualizing Everyday Chemistry is to show students that chemistry is important and relevant, not because we say it is but because they see it is.

  • Childhood Speech, Language, and Listening Problems

    The essential, up-to-date guide for helping children with language and listening problems Does your child have trouble getting the right words out, following directions, or being understood? In this revised new edition of Childhood Speech, Language, and Listening Problems , speech-language pathologist Patricia Hamaguchi-who has been helping children overcome problems like these for more than thirty years-answers your questions to help you determine what?s best for your child. This newest edition:* Expands on speech and articulation issues affecting toddlers* Includes a new chapter on socially "quirky" children Explains how to get the right help for your child, including when to wait before seeking help, how to find the right specialist, and how the problem may affect your child academically, socially, and at home Covers major revisions in educational laws and programs and insurance coverage as well as current information on new interventions and cutting-edge research in the field Updates information on autism spectrum disorders, neurobiological disorders, and auditory processing disorders "Provides valuable information for parents of children with speech, language, and listening problems."-Sandra C. Holley, Ph.D., Former President, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (on the Second Edition ) More than 1.1 million children receive special education services each year to address speech and language problems, and many others struggle with language and listening to some degree. If your child is one of them, this book gives you the crucial and up-to-date guidance you need to help him or her both in school and at home.

  • Professional SharePoint 2010 Administration

    Thorough coverage of the improvements and changes to SharePoint 2010

    SharePoint 2010 boasts a variety of incredible new features that will challenge even the most experienced administrator who is upgrading from SharePoint 2007. Written by a team of SharePoint experts, this book places a takes aim at showing you how to make these new features work right for you.

    Offering an in-depth look at SharePoint 2010, the authors focus on how SharePoint functionality has changed from its earliest version to its newest, and they provide you with detailed coverage of all the new features and capabilities.

    • Presents in-depth coverage of the new features and functions of SharePoint 2010
    • Demonstrates installation, configuration, and upgrading existing SharePoint 2007 servers
    • Discusses architecture and capacity planning, securing and managing site content, and integrating Office clients
    • Details the protocol for handling monitoring, creating backups, and executing disaster recovery
    • Addresses shared service applications, navigation and governance, and business intelligence and reporting services

    Professional SharePoint 2010 presents a solid understanding of the functionality that SharePoint 2010 provides, which will allow you to see what it can do for you.

  • Emotionally Intelligent Leadership for Students: Workbook

    The Emotionally Intelligent Leadership for Students: Workbook is a "working book" that brings further understanding and relevancy to the Emotionally Intelligent Leadership for Students (EILS) model. It includes modularized learning activities for each capacity, as well as case studies and resources for additional learning. It is designed to be used as part of a facilitated course or workshop, either as follow-up to taking the EILS Inventory or as a supplement to the book Emotionally Intelligent Leadership: A Guide for College Students.

  • ABC of Wound Healing

    This brand new title in the ABC series looks at the treatment and management of wounds and healing procedure - it's the perfect aid for students, nursing staff, hospital doctors and GPs.Covers the assessment, diagnosis and management of all wounds - from traumatic to chronic. Giving practical advice on dressings and devices used in the management of wounds.

  • LTE - The UMTS Long Term Evolution: From Theory to Practice

    "Where this book is exceptional is that the reader will not just learn how LTE works but why it works"
    Adrian Scrase, ETSI Vice-President, International Partnership Projects

    Following on the success of the first edition, this book is fully updated, covering the latest additions to LTE and the key features of LTE-Advanced.

    This book builds on the success of its predecessor, offering the same comprehensive system-level understanding  built on explanations of the underlying theory, now expanded to include complete coverage of Release 9 and the developing specifications for LTE-Advanced. The book is a collaborative effort of more than 40 key experts representing over 20 companies actively participating in the development of LTE, as well as academia. The book highlights practical implications, illustrates the expected performance, and draws comparisons with the well-known WCDMA/HSPA standards. The authors not only pay special attention to the physical layer, giving an insight into the fundamental concepts of OFDMA-FDMA and MIMO, but also cover the higher protocol layers and system architecture to enable the reader to gain an overall understanding of the system.

    Key New Features:

    • Comprehensively updated with the latest changes of the LTE Release 8 specifications, including improved coverage of Radio Resource Management RF aspects and performance requirements
    • Provides detailed coverage of the new LTE Release 9 features, including: eMBMS, dual-layer beamforming, user equipment positioning, home eNodeBs / femtocells and pico cells and self-optimizing networks
    • Evaluates the LTE system performance
    • Introduces LTE-Advanced, explaining its context and motivation, as well as the key new features including: carrier aggregation, relaying, high-order MIMO, and Cooperative Multi-Point transmission (CoMP).
    • Includes an accompanying website containing a complete list of acronyms related to LTE and LTE-Advanced, with a brief description of each (http://www.wiley.com/go/sesia--theumts)

    This book is an invaluable reference for all research and development engineers involved in implementation of LTE or LTE-Advanced, as well as graduate and PhD students in wireless communications. Network operators, service providers and R&D managers will also find this book insightful.

  • Medical Microbiology and Infection at a Glance

    This concise and popular introduction to medical microbiology and infection encapsulates the fundamental facts and principles of this rapidly growing and changing subject area. Written by experienced clinicians and teachers, it covers the basic concepts of medical microbiology, and the main human pathogens and infectious syndromes, in an accessible and lucid format.

    This fully updated fourth edition is now supported by a companion website at www.ataglanceseries.com/medicalmicrobiology containing extra self-assessment cases, colour slides, further reading, and key point summaries.

    Medical Microbiology and Infection at a Glance is an invaluable revision aid for medical and allied health students and junior doctors, and is ideal for anyone seeking a comprehensive and concise guide to this subject area.

  • Prostate Cancer Survivors Speak Their Minds: Advice on Options, Treatments, and Aftereffects

    Personal stories show men how to make the right decisions for themselves, with medical insights from a leading Johns Hopkins authority on prostate cancer If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, you want to know the facts about treatment options as well as what to expect through the process of treatment and recovery. Written by Dr. Arthur L. Burnett, II. one of the world?s most distinguished authorities on prostate cancer and veteran CBS News journalist and prostate cancer survivor, Norman Morris, Prostate Cancer Survivors Speak Their Minds gives you the information you need through the experiences of men who have had prostate cancer. Dr. Burnett speaks openly and honestly about prostate cancer options, treatments, and aftereffects and shares stories of both well-known and ordinary prostate cancer survivors who offer their personal reflections on going through treatment and getting well. Includes personal stories from notable prostate cancer survivors such as Arnold Palmer, Ken Griffey Sr., Pat Robertson, and others Takes an authoritative look at prostate cancer treatments, current and promising scientific breakthroughs, and life-altering side effects Author Arthur Burnett, a leading prostate cancer expert, is the Patrick C. Walsh Professor of Urology, Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the Johns Hopkins?s James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute and is renowned for his research studies that led to the formulation of Viagra Offers solutions to common side effects such as sexual problems and incontinence Combining the essential medical facts about prostate cancer with personal, intimate stories told by courageous men who have survived it, this book is an invaluable guide for men diagnosed with prostate cancer and those who care about them.

  • Visual Studio® 2010 All-in-One For Dummies®

    A comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide to Visual Studio 2010 Visual Studio is Microsoft?s comprehensive development environment that encompasses the .NET Framework, various programming languages, and ASP.NET. Programmers love it for developing applications for mobile devices and the Web. Because Visual Studio can be complex, the All-in-One For Dummies format makes it easy for beginners to grasp its different parts and get up to speed. Visual Studio is a development environment used with various programming languages to create a variety of applications, including those for the Web and mobile devices The updated Visual Studio 2010 features new emphasis on development for Windows 7, cloud computing, and enhanced Web and Silverlight Visual Studio 2010 All-in-One For Dummies shows how to build applications using the enhanced productivity features of Visual Studio 2010 Minibooks cover a Visual Studio overview, getting started, building Windows 7 and cloud applications, data access, coding, and other IDE details Ideal for new programmers or Java programmers who want to become proficient with Visual Studio Visual Studio 2010 All-in-One For Dummies provides both a great instruction book for new programmers and a valuable reference for the more experienced.

  • Best of Christmas Ideas

    Deck the halls with tons of ideas and projects that help make the season bright

    Whether you incorporate handmade items as part of your decor, celebrations, or gift giving, adding a personal touch to Christmas makes the holiday season even more special. Christmas Ideas is packed with easy and inspirational ways to help beautify and personalize your holiday season. You'll get ideas for festive decorating schemes, stunning themed trees, quick-to-make ornaments and cards, appealing gifts, and easy crafts. So before you adorn your home or begin penning your Christmas cards, turn to this gorgeous book for

    • Projects that bring a handmade touch to holiday d¿cor, gifts, and celebrations
    • Step-by-step instructions for craft projects
    • Ideas for holiday entertaining including kitchen-tested recipes
    • Gorgeous color photos that offer inspiration and guidance

    Christmas Ideas is a treasure-trove of holiday merriment—a perfect source for creating unforgettable Christmas celebrations and traditions you'll be proud to share with family and friends.

  • Cracking Codes and Cryptograms For Dummies

    The fast and easy way to crack codes and cryptograms

    Did you love Dan Brown?s The Lost Symbol? Are you fascinated by secret codes and deciphering lost history? Cracking Codes and Cryptograms For Dummies shows you how to think like a symbologist to uncover mysteries and history by solving cryptograms and cracking codes that relate to Freemasonry, the Knights Templar, the Illuminati, and other secret societies and conspiracy theories.

    You?ll get easy-to-follow instructions for solving everything from the simplest puzzles to fiendishly difficult ciphers using secret codes and lost symbols.

    • Over 350 handcrafted cryptograms and ciphers of varying types
    • Tips and tricks for cracking even the toughest code
    • Sutherland is a syndicated puzzle author; Koltko-Rivera is an expert on the major symbols and ceremonies of Freemasonry

    With the helpful information in this friendly guide, you?ll be unveiling mysteries and shedding light on history in no time!

  • Mastering Microsoft Exchange Server 2010

    A top-selling guide to Exchange Server-now fully updated for Exchange Server 2010.

    Keep your Microsoft messaging system up to date and protected with the very newest version, Exchange Server 2010, and this comprehensive guide. Whether you?re upgrading from Exchange Server 2007 SP1 or earlier, installing for the first time, or migrating from another system, this step-by-step guide provides the hands-on instruction, practical application, and real-world advice you need.

    • Explains Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, the latest release of Microsoft?s messaging system that protects against spam and viruses and allows for access to e-mail, voicemail, and calendars from a variety devices and any location
    • Helps you thoroughly master the new version with step-by-step instruction on how to install, configure, and manage this multifaceted collaboration system
    • Covers planning and design, installation, administration and management, maintenance and more

    Install or update your Microsoft Exchange Server with this guide, then keep it on hand for a comprehensive reference.

  • Photoshop Elements 8 All-in-One For Dummies®

    Improve your photos with the exciting new version of Photoshop Elements

    Photoshop Elements has come a long way from its early days as Photoshop s low-end cousin. Now a feature-rich editing program popular with professionals as well as hobbyist photographers, Elements boasts versatile tools and capabilities. With these self-contained minibooks, you ll learn to make the most of every feature of Photoshop Elements 8.

    You ll get started by setting up your Elements environment and learn how to launch, navigate, and personalize the program. You ll then gradually progress to working with Camera Raw, resolution, layers, masks, color modes, files formats, and more. This All-in-One guide shows you how to make your photos better with Photoshop Elements 8 and inspires you to share your hard work with photo books, calendars, online albums, galleries, prints, and more.

    • Shows you how to set up your environment for Photoshop Elements 8, the newest version of the affordably- priced photo-editing program
    • Explains how to import and export image files and offers advice on picking file formats
    • Walks you through using the selection tools and shows you what the Pencil and Brush tools can do
    • Demonstrates cool things to do with type
    • Addresses how and why to create a Photoshop.com account

    Maximize every element of Photoshop Elements 8 with this friendly guide by your side.

    Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

  • Voltage-Sourced Converters in Power Systems: Modeling, Control, and Applications

    Presents Fundamentals of Modeling, Analysis, and Control of Electric Power Converters for Power System Applications

    Electronic (static) power conversion has gained widespread acceptance in power systems applications; electronic power converters are increasingly employed for power conversion and conditioning, compensation, and active filtering. This book presents the fundamentals for analysis and control of a specific class of high-power electronic converters the three-phase voltage-sourced converter (VSC). Voltage-Sourced Converters in Power Systems provides a necessary and unprecedented link between the principles of operation and the applications of voltage-sourced converters. The book:

    • Describes various functions that the VSC can perform in electric power systems
    • Covers a wide range of applications of the VSC in electric power systems including wind power conversion systems
    • Adopts a systematic approach to the modeling and control design problems
    • Illustrates the control design procedures and expected performance based on a comprehensive set of examples and digital computer time-domain simulation studies

    This comprehensive text presents effective techniques for mathematical modeling and control design, and helps readers understand the procedures and analysis steps. Detailed simulation case studies are included to highlight the salient points and verify the designs.

    Voltage-Sourced Converters in Power Systems is an ideal reference for senior undergraduate and graduate students in power engineering programs, practicing engineers who deal with grid integration and operation of distributed energy resource units, design engineers, and researchers in the area of electric power generation, transmission, distribution, and utilization.

  • BlackBerry All-in-One For Dummies

    Go beyond BlackBerry basics and get everything your BlackBerry can deliver

    BlackBerry is the leading smartphone for business users, and its popularity continues to explode. When you discover the amazing array of BlackBerry possibilities in this fun and friendly guide, you?ll be even happier with your choice of smartphones.

    BlackBerry All-in-One For Dummies explores every feature and application common to all BlackBerry devices. It explains the topics in depth, with tips, tricks, workarounds, and includes detailed information about cool new third-party applications, accessories, and downloads that can?t be missed.

    • With several models available, the BlackBerry is the most popular smartphone for business users and that market continues to grow
    • This guide covers the basics common to all models and explores individual features in depth
    • Examines social networking applications, navigation, organizing contacts and the calendar, and synchronization issues
    • Delves into multimedia, including e-mail, photos, and the media player
    • Explores GPS, the internet and connectivity, great downloads, how to maximize third-party applications, and application development
    • Uses graphs, tables, and images to fully explain the features of each model
    • Author team is directly involved with BlackBerry application development

    BlackBerry All-in-One For Dummies helps you take full advantage of everything your BlackBerry device can do for you.

  • The Science of Influence: How to Get Anyone to Say "Yes" in 8 Minutes or Less!

    Get customers, clients, and co-workers to say "yes!" in 8 minutes or less

    This revised second edition by a leading expert of influence continues to teach a proven system of persuasion. Synthesizing the latest research in the field of influence with real-world tested experiences, it presents simple secrets that help readers turn a "no" into a "yes." Every secret in this book has been rigorously tested, validated, and found reliable.

    • Learn dozens of all-new techniques and strategies for influencing others including how to reduce resistance to rubble
    • Make people feel instantly comfortable in your presence
    • Decode body language, build credibility, and be persistent without being a pain
    • Expert author Kevin Hogan turns the enigmatic art of influence and persuasion into a science anyone can master

    The amazing secret of The Science of Influence is its simplicity. After you read this book you will immediately understand why people say "no" to you and learn how to turn that "no" into a "yes" from that moment on.

  • PALLIATIVE CARE Transforming the Care of Serious

    Palliative Care is the first book to provide a comprehensive understanding of the new field that is transforming the way Americans deal with serious illness.

    Diane E. Meier, M.D., one of the field?s leaders and a recipient of a MacArthur Foundation "genius award" in 2009, opens the volume with a sweeping overview of the field. In her essay, Dr. Meier examines the roots of palliative care, explores the key legal and ethical issues, discusses the development of palliative care, and presents ideas on policies that can improve access to palliative care.

    Dr. Meier?s essay is followed by reprints of twenty-five of the most important articles in the field. They range from classic pieces by some of the field?s pioneers, such as Eric Cassel, Balfour Mount, and Elizabeth Kübler-Ross, to influential newer articles on topics such as caregiving and cost savings of palliative care. The reprints cover a wide range of topics including:

    • Why the care of the seriously ill is so important

    • Efforts to cope with advanced illness

    • Legal and ethical issues

    • Pain management

    • Cross-cultural issues

    • Philosophical perspective

    The demand for palliative care has been nothing short of stunning largely because of palliative care?s positive impact on both the quality and the cost of care provided to seriously ill individuals. By providing a wide-ranging perspective on this growing field, this book will serve as a guide for developing meaningful approaches that will lead to better health care for all Americans.

  • Chest X-rays for Medical Students

    Chest X-rays for Medical Students is a unique teaching and learning resource that offers students, junior doctors, trainee radiologists, nurses, physiotherapists and nurse practitioners a basic understanding of the principles of chest radiology.

    • Provides a memorable way to analyze and present chest radiographs the unique ABCDE system as developed by the authors
    • Explains how to recognize basic radiological signs, pathology and patterns associated with common medical conditions as seen on plain PA and AP chest radiographs
    • Presents each radiograph twice, side by side - once as would be seen in a clinical setting and again with the pathology clearly highlighted
    • Includes a section of self-assessment and presentation exercises to test knowledge and presentation technique

    Ideal for study and clinical reference, this book will be the ideal companion for any medical student, junior doctor or trainee radiographer.

  • Wiley GAAP: Practical Implementation Guide and Workbook

    Wiley GAAP Workbook provides easy-to-understand guidance and clarity to practical applications of GAAP. Enhancing your comprehension of GAAP to enable practical application of a variety of situations that you may encounter in practice, this workbook and guide simplifies application of GAAP standards and interpretations to specific real-world situations.

    • Provides easy-to-understand clarity and guidance on interpretation and application of the overwhelming and voluminous GAAP standards
    • Offers explanations supplemented with examples, case studies, solutions, and illustrations for enhanced understanding of GAAP
    • Includes newly issued accounting pronouncements and information on the GAAP codification

    Wiley GAAP: Practical Implementation Guide and Workbook is a quick reference guide on Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and their application with easy to understand outlines of FASB standards, practical insights, case studies with solutions, illustrations, and multiple choice questions with solutions. It greatly facilitates understanding of the practical implementation issues involved in applying these complex rules-based standards.

  • Soil Mechanics and Foundations

    Discover the principles that support the practice!   With itssimplicity in presentation, this text makes the difficultconcepts of soil mechanics and foundations much easier tounderstand. The author explains basic concepts and fundamentalprinciples in the context of basic mechanics, physics, andmathematics. From Practical Situations and Essential Points toPractical Examples, this text is packed with helpful hints andexamples that make the material crystal clear. The text alsoincludes a CD-ROM that offers readers hands on learning.

  • Quantitative Reasoning: Tools for Today′s Informed Citizen

    This Second Edition of Quantitative Reasoning empowers students to use quantitative information to make responsible financial, environmental, and health-related decisions in their daily lives. Students develop their critical thinking skills through numerous examples, explorations, and activities featuring real data. Students use a variety of analysis throughout the text: inductive and deductive reasoning; tabular, symbolic, verbal, and graphical forms of functions and relations; graphs and pictorial representations of data; interpretations of probabilistic data; surveys and statistical studies.

    Sevilla and Somer's Quantitative Reasoning, 2nd Edition comes available with WileyPLUS, a research-based, online environment for effective teaching and learning, which takes the guesswork out of studying by providing them with a clear roadmap: what to do, how to do it, and whether they did it right.

    WileyPLUS sold separately from text.

  • Professional iPhone and iPad Database Application Programming

    A much-needed resource on database development and enterprise integration for the iPhone

    An enormous demand exists for getting iPhone applications into the enterprise and this book guides you through all the necessary steps for integrating an iPhone app within an existing enterprise. Experienced iPhone developers will learn how to take advantage of the built-in capabilities of the iPhone to confidently implement a data-driven application for the iPhone.

    Coverage includes:

    • Introducing Data-Driven Applications
    • The iPhone and iPad Database: Sqlite
    • Displaying Your Data: The UITableView
    • ipad Interface Elements
    • Introducing Core Data
    • Modeling Data in Xcode
    • Building a Core Data Application
    • Core Data-Related Cocoa Features
    • Core Data Migration and Performance
    • Working with Xml on the iPhone
    • Integrating with Web Services

    Professional iPhone and iPad Database Application Programming gets you up to speed on developing data-driven applications for the iPhone.

  • DJing For Dummies

    How to start and build a successful career as a DJ-from at-home mixing to making demos to playing to a live crowd

    Whether it?s a digital or vinyl track of "Proud Mary," a DJ sets the mood, amps up the excitement, and gets a crowd of revelers rockin?. Often an outsized personality, blessed with a gorgeous voice and an encyclopedic knowledge of music, a DJ is this era?s new pop star. For those interested in how to begin a career as a DJ, DJing For Dummies offers newcomers all the technical know-how needed as well as advice on how to create your own DJing style and how to make DJing work for you. With tips on equipment essentials, such as turntables, slipmats and needles, headphones, and amplifiers, as well as buying records, CDs, and MP3s, this practical guide takes you through the basics of mixing, song structure, building a foolproof set, creating a great demo, and what to do when you finally face a live audience.

    • Includes ten resources for expanding your skills and fan base
    • With invaluable advice on ten DJing mistakes to avoid as well as answers to DJ questions you?re too afraid to ask
    • Includes updated info on the latest software and techniques, expanded content on digital DJing, and DJing over the Internet

    With tips on the ten items to take with you when you get a gig, as well as how to DJ at a wedding, DJing For Dummies will help turn your fantasy into an exciting and fun, money-making career.

  • Introduction to Robotics: Analysis, Control, Applications

    Niku offers comprehensive, yet concise coverage of robotics that will appeal to engineers. Robotic applications are drawn from a wide variety of fields. Emphasis is placed on design along with analysis and modeling. Kinematics and dynamics are covered extensively in an accessible style. Vision systems are discussed in detail, which is a cutting-edge area in robotics. Engineers will also find a running design project that reinforces the concepts by having them apply what they ve learned.

  • Online Surveys For Dummies®

    The easy way to build effective online surveys for your business, with three months of free service! By targeting select response groups, online surveys are a great way to help your business, group, or organization get valuable feedback quickly. But with over 40 vendors and hundreds of options available, where do you start? This friendly book walks you step by step through the process of creating, launching, and getting results from an online survey. You?ll learn about the tools involved, what results to expect, how to build a compelling survey, tips for identifying the right audience, and how to analyze the results. Discover What a survey is and how to put one together Survey lingo and a sample survey to study How to develop questions and assemble them into an attractive, easy-to-use interface that encourages response Tips for identifying and contacting the respondents you want to hear from The steps involved in making a usable analysis of the results Pitfalls to avoid, things to check out before launching a survey, and best practices With the book, you?ll also receive three months of free service from a top survey vendor to get you started.

  • Small Bath Solutions

    Bring big style to a small bathroom

    In these tough economic times, more and more people are downsizing their living spaces to smaller, more functional homes. But as typical living quarters become smaller, it doesn't mean that those dwelling in smaller digs need to sacrifice style along with space.

    Small Bath Solutions is packed with example bathrooms, galleries of ideas, and tons of projects for readers to bring a big punch to even the smallest bathroom.

    • Includes before-and-after photos and design plans
    • Helpful advice from professional designers
    • Projects showcase a variety of styles, from traditional to cottage to contemporary

    Packed with tips and tricks from the pros for designing small bathrooms that really work, this idea book is perfect for DIYers of any skill level.

  • Joining Forces: Making One Plus One Equal Three in Mergers, Acquisitions, and Alliances

    Once business markets stabilize there will be a huge wave of mergers and acquisitions, and businesses will have to be prepared. In this book, the authors (merger and acquisitions experts) have completely revised their groundbreaking work, Joining Forces. They provide a successful M&A framework to help organizations, managers, and employees navigate a merger or acquisition in today?s rapidly changing, global climate. This new edition covers all aspects of mergers and acquisitions, addressing the new strategic, human, organizational, and cultural challenges and showing how to develop an ongoing merger mindset.

  • Introduction to Electric Circuits

    The central theme of Introduction to Electric Circuits is the concept that electric circuits are a part of the basic fabric of modern technology. Given this theme, this book endeavors to show how the analysis and design of electric circuits are inseparably intertwined with the ability of the engineer to design complex electronic, communication, computer and control systems as well as consumer products.This book is designed for a one-to three-term course in electric circuits or linear circuit analysis, and is structured for maximum flexibility.

  • The Architect′s Brain: Neuroscience, Creativity, and Architecture

    The Architect?s Brain: Neuroscience, Creativity, and Architecture is the first book to consider the relationship between the neurosciences and architecture, offering a compelling and provocative study in the field of architectural theory.

    • Explores various moments of architectural thought over the last 500 years as a cognitive manifestation of philosophical, psychological, and physiological theory
    • Looks at architectural thought through the lens of the remarkable insights of contemporary neuroscience, particularly as they have advanced within the last decade
    • Demonstrates the neurological justification for some very timeless architectural ideas, from the multisensory nature of the architectural experience to the essential relationship of ambiguity and metaphor to creative thinking

  • Pharmaceutical Process Chemistry for Synthesis: Rethinking the Routes to Scale-Up

    There is a need to explain that generic versions of a drug may not be manufactured by the same process as brand-name drugs and that the different processes may have dramatically different environmental impacts. Two global forces are at odds today the push for "greener" processes and the push for lower drug prices. This book brings this conflict into sharp focus by discussing in detail the published process chemistry for top-selling small molecule drugs.

    Providing insights about process route selection, choice of reagents, and reaction conditions, Pharmaceutical Process Chemistry for Synthesis guides process chemists in identifying best processes for manufacturing these blockbuster drugs as they lose patent protection. Further, it highlights the strategies and methodology that might be useful for expediting the process research and development of the blockbusters of the future.

    Written from a refreshingly objective perspective, this book is essential for process chemists who need to devise practical syntheses for increasingly complex drugs in a constantly decreasing time frame.

  • Living Vegetarian For Dummies

    Practical ways to explore and adapt a vegetarian lifestyle

    Are you considering a vegetarian diet for yourself or your family? Wondering if it?s safe and how you?ll get the right amount of nutrients? This authoritative guide has all the answers you need about living vegetarian, featuring healthful advice as well as delicious dishes involving vegetables, fruits, grains, and dairy.

    Inside you?ll find expert advice on adopting a vegetarian lifestyle, from creating a vegetarian shopping list and understanding the nutritional aspects of vegetarian eating, to using the right cooking supplies to vegetarian etiquette, eating out, and converting a kitchen-and your family?s mindset-away from meat. You?ll discover how to make it work when you?re the only member of the house who is vegetarian, as well as how to support a family member, including a child.

    • Provides the latest information on vegetarian diets as they relate to health, the environment, and other areas of our lives
    • Includes tips for gradually reducing your meat intake
    • Explains the benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle
    • Offers dozens of new recipes designed to ease the transition from omnivore to vegetarian

    Whether you?re a long-time vegetarian or just starting out, Living Vegetarian For Dummies, 2nd Edition is your guide to evaluating and enjoying a meat-free lifestyle.

  • Embryology at a Glance

    This brand new title provides a highly illustrated introduction to key embryological concepts, with concise, memorable descriptions of major embryological developments.

    Embryology at a Glance introduces the basic principles of human development, from mitosis and meiosis, and walks you through the primary formation of each body system, with coverage of the continued development of the respiratory and vascular systems during the foetal and neonatal periods.

    Fully geared towards the medical school curriculum, the coverage of major steps in human development allows a better understanding of adult anatomy, development-associated conditions, congenital abnormalities and their treatments.

    Embryology at a Glance:

    • Features full colour photographs and illustrations, including 3-dimensional illustrations where appropriate, and full labels
    • Offers one-stop coverage of the skeletal, muscular, circulatory, respiratory, nervous, reproductive, urinary, endocrine and digestive systems
    • Highlights clinical correlations throughout
    • Includes timelines so you won t lose sight of the temporal aspect of embryology
    • Includes Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and Extended Matching questions (EMQs) for revision and review

    A companion website with links to the Dr Webster s embryological and anatomical podcasts is available at: www.wiley.com/go/embryology

    The clear, descriptive diagrams characteristic of the at a Glance series will help all medical students and health professionals develop an understanding of human development and its implications for clinical practice.

  • Approximate Dynamic Programming: Solving the Curses of Dimensionality

    Understanding approximate dynamic programming (ADP) in largeindustrial settings helps develop practical and high-qualitysolutions to problems that involve making decisions in the presenceof uncertainty. With a focus on modeling and algorithms inconjunction with the language of mainstream operations research,artificial intelligence, and control theory, this second edition of Approximate Dynamic Programming Solving the Curses ofDimensionality uniquely integrates four distinctdisciplines?Markov design processes, mathematical programming,simulation, and statistics?to show students, practitioners, andresearchers how to successfully model and solve a wide range ofreal-life problems using ADP.

  • Alice in Wonderland and Philosophy: Curiouser and Curiouser

    The perfect companion to Lewis Carroll?s classic book and director Tim Burton?s March 2010 remake of Alice in Wonderland

    Alice?s Adventures in Wonderland has fascinated children and adults alike for generations. Why does Lewis Carroll introduce us to such oddities as blue caterpillars who smoke hookahs, cats whose grins remain after their heads have faded away, and a White Queen who lives backwards and remembers forwards? Is it all just nonsense? Was Carroll under the influence? This book probes the deeper underlying meaning in the Alice books, and reveals a world rich with philosophical life lessons. Tapping into some of the greatest philosophical minds that ever lived?Aristotle, Hume, Hobbes, and Nietzsche?Alice in Wonderland and Philosophy explores life?s ultimate questions through the eyes of perhaps the most endearing heroine in all of literature.

    • Looks at compelling issues such as perception and reality as well as how logic fares in a world of lunacy, the Mad Hatter, clocks, and temporal passage
    • Offers new insights into favorite Alice in Wonderland characters and scenes, including the Mad Hatter and his tea party, the violent Queen of Hearts, and the grinning Cheshire Cat

    Accessible and entertaining, Alice in Wonderland and Philosophy will enrich your experience of Alice?s timeless adventures with new meaning and fun.

  • Investigating Digital Crime

    Investigating Digital Crimeis an accessible introduction to the relationship between the parallel growth of new digital technologies and their criminal exploitation. The book examines the reaction of the criminal justice system, both in terms of the general legislative context but also from the perspective of law enforcement, and provides a clear account of the different forms of digital crime. In order to enhance student understanding, this book includes a detailed description and analysis of digital crimes such as smart card crime, cyber crimes and telecommunication crimes in relation to a number of theoretical perspectives. The book clearly identifies the relationship between developments in digital technologies and changes in criminal behaviour. 

    Numerous case studies are provided throughout, with examples from the UK, other European nations and the US illustrating both the theoretical perspectives offered and the associated investigative context. Opening with an introduction to the challenges of new technology crime and background to the phenomena, the book then moves on to discuss the legislative context, for example, the interception of email and its use as evidence in court. The latter half of the book examines a range of new technology crimes, from the illegal modification of games consoles and mobile phones, through to new forms of identity theft, card crime and the use of new technology by sex offenders. 

    • Covers a broad range of digital crime from IPR crime through to identity theft, telecommunications and card crime
    • Written by leading researchers, teachers and practitioners in the field 
    • Offers a theoretical understanding and explanation of new technology crime and clearly describes and analyses the investigative and legislative context 
    • Includes numerous global case studies throughout to illustrate the theory in practice and to appeal to an international audience

  • Engaging ′Hard to Reach′ Parents: Teacher-Parent Collaboration to Promote Children′s Learning

    A practical guide to establishing positive relationships with hard-to-reach parents.

    • Includes research-based techniques for teachers on how to reach hard-to-reach parents, carers, and guardians
    • Explores the international perspective on successful parental engagement
    • Provides practical help for developing closer relationships between parents and schools 

  • Investments

    Designed for MBA and advanced undergraduate students taking acourse in investments/introduction to finance/financial markets.These courses aim to introduce students to the financial marketsand instruments (including money markets, fixed income, equitiesand FX markets). Investments provides an introduction torisk management and provides a real world flavour throughout.

    The authors include a lot of pedagogy, namely: chapterobjectives summaries; end of chapter exercises; numerous real-worldexamples and case vignettes; Excel spreadsheets providingsimulations for the reader; a glossary of terms; clear, simple andconsistent mathematical notation.

  • Lighting Design: Beyond the Basics

    This book presents a robust presentation of the technical skills needed for lighting design. It is complemented by the most current technology and practice for energy efficiency to give the reader a holistic view of lighting that considers the unique conditions of each project. A companion volume to the authors? Lighting Design Basics, this book enables readers to develop and document more complex lighting designs that include details, commission fixtures to develop life cycle costs, and begin to use contemporary lighting design software.

  • The Go-To Mom′s Parents′ Guide to Emotion Coaching Young Children

    From the producer of the popular on line The Go-To Mom.TV, comes a handy guide filled with practical tips that reject old-fashioned discipline and instead use empathy and emotion coaching, a more effective, open-hearted method of support and positive change. Blaine shows how to put in place life-changing solutions and access previously untapped resources. This book is written for parents who struggle to solve the day-to-day problems of raising kids. She offers emotion coaching solutions for dealing with tantrums, nightmares, hitting, bedtime, whining, bedwetting potty training, shyness, and anger.

  • Dynamic Worship: Mission, Grace, Praise, and Power

    In this vital guide for pastors and lay leaders, Kennon Callahan outlines the major components of effective and meaningful worship. He also suggests strategic, systematic steps for implementing improvements that transform church services into experiences of dynamic worship. By advancing and improving the worship service, the gifts of worship can transform our lives.

  • Canon EOS 60D Digital Field Guide

    With18.0 megapixels, full high definition recording capabilities, broad range ISO settings, shutter speed up to 5.3 frames per second, and many other advanced features, the Canon EOS 60D is a solid intermediate dSLR. The Canon EOS 60D Digital Field Guide will teach you how to get the most out of these impressive features.

    Chapter 1: Roadmap to the 60D. Learn the basics of camera and lens controls, as well as menu navigation and viewfinder displays on your Canon EOS 60D.

    Chapter 2: Choosing Camera Options and Reviewing Images. Learn which format and image quality settings are best for each situation, and how to modify key settings on the Canon EOS 60D to get the best quality images.

    Chapter 3: Getting Great Exposures and Focus. Learn all the automatic, manual, and sensitivity settings needed to get the most out of your Canon EOS 60D s imaging capabilities in any lighting situation or for any subject near or far.

    Chapter 4: Using Color Options, Ambience, Effects, and Creative Filters. Learn how to improve your photography by use of color space, white balance, and filters by adjusting the setting on your Canon EOS 60D.

    Chapter 5: Customizing the 60D. Learn all of the customization options for the Canon EOS 60D including exposure, images, auto focus, and menu settings to make your camera work for you.

    Chapter 6: Shooting in Live View Mode. Learn the pros and cons of live view shooting, as well as the best settings and tips for working in your Canon EOS 60D s live view mode.

    Chapter 7: Using Movie Mode. Learn how to record video on the Canon EOS 60D and get tips for video standards, optimal camera settings, and editing.

    Chapter 8: Working with Flash. Learn how to use and modify the Canon EOS 60D s built in flash, and learn to shoot with wireless Speedlites and other flash techniques to bring professional quality photography to your fingertips.

    Chapter 9: Lenses and Accessories. Learn all you need to know for choosing the optimal lenses for the Canon EOS 60D, including lens types, focal-length multipliers, and lens accessories. Also learn how to work with multiple lens types for optimal photos in any situation.

    Chapter 10: Event and Action Photography. Learn the optimal settings and gear needed to shoot great action photographs with the Canon EOS 60D including set up options and a gear selection guide.

    Chapter 11: Nature and Landscape Photography. Learn how to capture stunning natural images and landscapes using your Canon EOS 60D, as well as how to choose the proper gear for nature and landscape photography.

    Chapter 12: Portrait Photography. Learn how to make natural light and studio quality portraits with the Canon EOS 60D including guides on gear selection, lighting, and exposure.

    Appendix A: The Elements of Exposure. Learn or review the fundamentals of exposure and how they relate to your Canon EOS 60D s settings.

    Appendix B: Exploring RAW Capture. Learn the elements of RAW capture as well as a brief walk-through on converting RAW images into a final image.

    Appendix C: How to Use the Grey Card and Color Checker. Learn how to produce photos with accurate color and exposure with these free-inside-the-book tools.

    A full color, portable trim book with beautiful photography for photographers on the go, the Canon EOS 60D Digital Field Guide includes a free grey/color checker card to help you achieve accurate white balance and color. With the Canon EOS 60D Digital Field Guide, you will gain a thorough understanding of the Canon EOS 60D camera, as well as the basic fundamentals of capturing the best possible photos.

  • Mastering the Complex Sale: How to Compete and Win When the Stakes are High!

    Key strategies for long-term, sustainable customer relationships

    With nearly every sector of the marketplace challenged like never before, sales professionals are under pressure now more than ever. Success demands superior strategies and precise execution. This Second Edition of Jeff Thull?s bestselling Mastering the Complex Sale gives you the edge you?ve been looking for. Continuing to create game-changing strategies and how-to?s, Thull has updated the Prime Process, a diagnostic, customer-centered approach that clearly sets you apart from your competition and positions you with respect and credibility as a valued and trusted advisor. A proven business paradigm that Mastering the Complex raises the bar for all sales methodologies. Mastering the Complex Sale, Second Edition redefines the strategy of the complex sale, showing you how to

    • Gain access to and connect with the highest levels of power and influence
    • Differentiate yourself from competitors early in the sales process
    • Dramatically reduce the sales cycle time
    • Create questions that bring unrestricted flows of information
    • Separate real business from resource drains
    • Translate your market strategy into sales results

    Giving you a solid system, along with the unique skills and mental discipline you need to execute it, this new edition of a classic guide will show you how to compete and win when the stakes are high.

  • The Nonprofit Marketing Guide: High-Impact, Low-Cost Ways to Build Support for Your Good Cause

    A nonprofit?s real-world survival guide and nitty-gritty how-to handbook This down-to-earth book shows how to hack through the bewildering jungle of marketing options and miles-long to-do lists to clear a marketing path that?s right for your organization, no matter how understaffed or underfunded. You?ll see how to shape a marketing program that starts from where you are now and grows with your organization, using smart and savvy communications techniques, both offline and online. Combining big-picture management and strategic decision-making with reader-friendly tips for implementing a marketing program day in and day out, this book provides a simple yet powerful framework for building support for your organization?s mission and programs. Includes cost-effective strategies and proven tactics for nonprofits An ideal resource for thriving during challenging times Fast, friendly, and realistic advice to help you navigate the day-by-day demands of any nonprofit Written by one of the leading sources of how-to info and can-do inspiration for small and medium-sized nonprofit organizations, Kivi Leroux Miller is,among other things, a communication consultant and trainer, and president of EcoScribe Communications and Nonprofit Marketing Guide.com.

  • Landscape Architectural Research: Inquiry, Strategy, Design

    In landscape architecture, research refers to the analysis of the decision making and systematic inquiry that occurs throughout the design process. The ever present tension between science and art defines and challenges landscape architecture. Landscape Architectural Research offers a framework for employing appropriate research methods in support of a more scientific approach to the discipline. This scientific approach will lead to better design solutions and will further legitimize the work of landscape architects for clients and allied professionals.

  • Inside the Patent Factory: The Essential Reference for Effective and Efficient Management of Patent Creation

    The book is a coaching guide for anyone interested in intellectual property and those wanting to embark on or develop patent creation. It draws on the authors extensive experience and insights from change projects, management and leadership at Nokia.

    The book guides the reader through each stage of setting up a successful unit, inviting active involvement by asking vital questions about their needs and aims. Focusing on key issues and themes involved, it provides examples, diagrams and models to illustrate how they can be out in to practice. Critical chapters include the core activities of patent creation, possible organisational models, costs, quality and the comparison of external and internal allocation of tasks. Discussion concentrates on how to such define roles and responsibilities and the management techniques of external resources.

    The book encourages the reader to challenge their current organisational structure and strategy by introducing various methods and tactics that can be deployed when considering patent creation, then offering advice into the pros and cons of techniques and how such methods can be assessed. 

    The book highlights how knowledge and innovation can be utilised and protected, which due to the increased importance of intellectual property rights, especially the use of patents, is essential for every business.

  • Professional C# 4.0 and .NET 4

    This book starts by reviewing the overall architecture of .NET in order to give you the background you need to be able to write managed code. After that, the book is divided into a number of sections that cover both the C# language and its application in a variety of areas.

    Part I: The C# Language gives a good grounding in the C# language for experienced programmers. You start by looking at basic syntax and data types. Objects, types, inheritance, generics, arrays, tuples, operators, casts, delegates, lambdas, events, strings, regular expressions, collections, Language Integrated, Query (LINQ), Dynamic Language Extensions, memory management, pointers, reflection, errors, and exceptions are all covered.

    Part II: Visual Studio looks at Visual Studio 2010 (the best way to use the tool to build applications based on the .NET Framework 4) and deploying your projects.

    Part III: Foundation looks at .NET assemblies, instrumentation, security, threading, tasks, synchronization, localization, System.Transactions, networking, interop, XAML, Managed Extensibility Framework, Manipulating Files and the Registry, transactions, building Windows services, and generating your own libraries as assemblies.

    Part IV: Data covers accessing databases with ADO.NET, ADO.NET Entity Framework, data services, support in .NET for XML, and the .NET features of SQL Server 2008.

    Part V: Presentation shows how to build applications based on the Windows Presentation Foundation and Silverlight, and covers writing components that will run on web sites. It also has coverage on building Windows Forms applications in as well as ASP.NET and ASP.NET MVC.

    Part VI: Communication covers services for platform-independent communication using the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF). With Message Queuing, asynchronous disconnected communication is shown. This section looks at utilizing the Windows Workflow Foundation 4, peer to peer networking, and creating syndication feeds.

  • Beginning Mac OS X Snow Leopard Programming

    A solid introduction to programming on the Mac OS X Snow Leopard platform

    The Mac OS X Snow Leopard system comes with everything you need in its complete set of development tools and resources. However, finding where to begin can be challenging. This book serves as an ideal starting point for programming on the Mac OS X Snow Leopard platform. Step-by-step instructions walk you through the details of each featured example so that you can type them out, run them, and even figure out how to debug them when they don?t work right. Taking into account that there is usually more than one way to do something when programming, the authors encourage you to experiment with a variety of solutions. This approach enables you to efficiently start writing programs in Mac OS X Snow Leopard using myriad languages and put those languages together in order to create seamless applications.

    Coverage Includes:

    • The Mac OS X Environment
    • Developer Tools
    • Xcode
    • Interface Builder
    • The C Language
    • The Objective-C Language
    • An Introduction to Cocoa
    • Document-Based Cocoa Applications
    • Core Data Based Cocoa Applications
    • An Overview of Scripting Languages
    • The Bash Shell
    • AppleScript and AppleScriptObjC
    • Javascript, Dashboard, and Dashcode

    Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

  • Algorithms for Image Processing and Computer Vision

    A cookbook of algorithms for common image processing applications

    Thanks to advances in computer hardware and software, algorithms have been developed that support sophisticated image processing without requiring an extensive background in mathematics. This bestselling book has been fully updated with the newest of these, including 2D vision methods in content-based searches and the use of graphics cards as image processing computational aids. It s an ideal reference for software engineers and developers, advanced programmers, graphics programmers, scientists, and other specialists who require highly specialized image processing.

    • Algorithms now exist for a wide variety of sophisticated image processing applications required by software engineers and developers, advanced programmers, graphics programmers, scientists, and related specialists
    • This bestselling book has been completely updated to include the latest algorithms, including 2D vision methods in content-based searches, details on modern classifier methods, and graphics cards used as image processing computational aids
    • Saves hours of mathematical calculating by using distributed processing and GPU programming, and gives non-mathematicians the shortcuts needed to program relatively sophisticated applications.

    Algorithms for Image Processing and Computer Vision, 2nd Edition provides the tools to speed development of image processing applications.

  • Modern Buffet Presentation

    How to build extraordinary, memorable, and profitable buffets, from acclaimed experts

    The ability to plan and execute a successful buffet is an essential skill for foodservice professionals in the rapidly growing realm of catering and special events whether executed by an independent business or as ancillary services offered by restaurants, hotels, clubs, colleges, and hospitals. Modern Buffet Presentation successfully incorporates the art of buffet and banquet entertaining with tantalizing, current recipes; guidance on plating, garnishing, and arranging; and design concepts and visual appeal. Practical concerns for the professional are thoroughly addressed from setting price points, selecting proper equipment, and training staff to marketing, communicating with clients, and practicing proper sanitation. Guides to menu planning, including action stations (omelets made to order) and creation stations (sushi bars), help professionals navigate the many possibilities in serving large numbers creatively and effectively. Nearly 200 recipes provide inspiration for buffet foods that delight customers while contributing to the bottom line, and more than 100 color photographs illustrate winning dishes, successful buffet setups, and platter arrangements, as well as provocative centerpieces and displays.

    • Written by a husband and wife team with more than 50 years combined experience in the catering and restaurant business
    • Combines the business of running a catering operation with recipes and menus to provide inspiration
    • Features tantalizing photos by Francesco Tonelli

  • Digital Multimedia

    A new edition of the bestselling book that covers the basic principles of digital multimedia

    Digital multimedia combines text, graphics, video, animation, sound, and other components and presents endless options and potential for computer users. This new edition of a perennial bestseller serves as an ideal foundation to the basic principles of each media type and describes their digitization and the possibilities that exist when different media elements are combined. Offering completely revised and rewritten material, the book features an emphasis on Web/Flash and provides in-depth coverage of MPEG4 and DVD in accordance with current trends.

    • Offers a clear, easy-to-understand introduction to digital multimedia and examines the elements that comprise it, including text, graphics, video, animation, sound, and more
    • Walks you through the fundamentals and basic principles of digital multimedia
    • Looks at vector graphics, bitmapped images, hypermedia, interactivity, accessbility, and scripting
    • Explores the possibilities that exist when various media are combined

    With this new edition by your side, you?ll quickly discover how to make the most of every aspect of digital multimedia!

  • Dani′s Story: A Journey from Neglect to Love

    The story that captivated a nation?how a horribly neglected little girl was rescued by her loving adoptive parents In July 2005, a six-year-old girl named Danielle was removed from her Florida home after authorities found her living in bug-ridden squalor, subjected to horrific neglect and so damaged by her own mother that recovery seemed hopeless. But hope was waiting for Dani?and help. In October 2007, Bernie and Diane Lierow, a hard-working couple with five boys of their own, adopted her and utterly transformed her life. This book tells the moving story of how the Lierows rescued Dani and helped her recover to the point where she can not only communicate, something once thought impossible, but can say of herself, "I pretty." Dani?s story was featured on Oprah and the subject of a Pulitzer Prize-winning article published by the St. Petersburg Times The Lierows describe their struggle to adopt Dani, how they bonded with her and made a home for her, how they satisfied her craving for contact and stimuli, how Dani began to overcome her severe learning disabilities, how she learned she no longer had to steal food, and how their son Willie may be the greatest brother ever For readers who enjoyed Mistaken Identity: Two Families, One Survivor, Unwavering Hope; Hope?s Boy; and Sickened: The True Story of a Lost Childhood Charting a perilous journey from hardship to hope, a new family, and a second chance at life, Dani?s Story is a book you cannot put down and will never forget.

  • The Unwritten Rules: The Six Skills You Need to Get Promoted to the Executive Level

    Maximize your chances to get promoted to the executive level

    As predictable career paths have become extinct in most organizations, managers aspiring to the C-level job are left to their own devices to determine how to advance their careers. Even in companies committed to talent development, guidance to aspiring executives is often vague and contradictory. This happens, executive coach John Beeson argues, because executive promotions are made based on the decision makers? intuitive sense of whether or not a manager can succeed at higher levels within the organization. Beeson decodes these leadership criteria--the unwritten rules--that companies use to make decisions about who gets promoted and who doesn?t, and identifies the six core "selection factors" that are imperative for success at the executive level

    • Demonstrating strategic skills
    • Building a strong management team
    • Managing implementation
    • Exhibiting the capacity for innovation and change
    • Working across organizational boundaries
    • Projecting executive presence

    Filled with stories of managers who successfully climbed up the executive ladder-and some who struggled-The Unwritten Rules is an invaluable resource for aspiring executives.

  • Smashing UX Design: Foundations for Designing Online User Experiences

    The ultimate guide to UX from the world s most popular resource for web designers and developers

    Smashing Magazine is the world s most popular resource for web designers and developers and with this book the authors provide the ideal resource for mastering User Experience Design (UX). 

    The authors provide an overview of UX and User Centred Design and examine in detail sixteen of the most common UX design and research tools and techniques for your web projects. 

    The authors share their top tips from their collective 30 years of working in UX including:

    • Guides to when and how to use the most appropriate UX research and design techniques such as usability testing, prototyping, wire framing, sketching, information architecture & running workshops
    • How to plan UX projects to suit different budgets, time constraints and business objectives
    • Case studies from real UX projects that explain how particular techniques were used to achieve the client?s goals
    • Checklists to help you choose the right UX tools and techniques for the job in hand
    • Typical user and business requirements to consider when designing business critical pages such as homepages, forms, product pages and mobile interfaces as well as explanations of key things to consider when designing for mobile, internationalization and behavioural change.

    Smashing UX Design is the complete UX reference manual. Treat it as the UX expert on your bookshelf that you can read from cover-to-cover, or to dip into as the need arises, regardless of whether you have ?UX? in your job title or not.

  • Cost Reduction and Optimization for Manufacturing and Industrial Companies

    Focuses on rapid implementation of practical, real-world cost reduction solutions

    In today?s economic climate, the need to cut costs can be the difference between success and failure. Cost Reduction and Optimization for Manufacturing and Industrial Companies covers all major cost reduction areas, providing easy to read examples and advice on steps to take. It provides the roadmap for implementing recommended actions with true and tried methods by taking a modern, all-inclusive look at manufacturing processes. Based on the author?s cost reduction experience gained during 30 years of senior operations and consulting engagements with hundreds of organizations, this book includes easy-to-understand and easy-to-implement cost reduction concepts organized into five general areas --labor, material, design, process, and overhead.

    Each chapter:

    • Dives into a cost reduction area and starts with the bottom line first by summarizing key points

    • Provides proven tactics for cutting costs without a lot of extraneous data

    • Follows a qualitative and design-oriented approach

    • Emphasizes quick implementation and measurable cost reduction

    • Identifies who in the organization should do the work

    • Outlines risks and suggested risk mitigation actions

    • Contains numerous tables, graphs, and photos to show the concepts described in the book

    Praise for Cost Reduction and Optimization for Manufacturing and Industrial Companies

    "In this introductory book, Berk not only takes a modern, all-inclusive look at manufacturing processes but also provides substantial coverage of engineering materials and production systems. It follows a more qualitative and design-oriented approach than other texts in the market, helping readers gain a better understanding of important concepts. They?ll also discover how micro-economic conditions relate to the process variables in a given process as well as how to perform manufacturing science and quantitative engineering analysis of manufacturing processes."
    Fred Silverman, Director Engineering of Hi-Shear Technology Corporation

    "Joe Berk has created a unique, practical and straightforward approach to cost reduction in manufacturing. This work provides valuable insights and concrete techniques, based on real-world experiences, to any manufacturing organization undertaking change to position itself to compete successfully in the global marketplace."
    Joe Carleone, President and COO of American Pacific Corporation


    Check out author Joseph Berk?s blog at http://manufacturingtraining.wordpress.com/

  • Dafx: Digital Audio Effects

    The rapid development in various fields of Digital Audio Effects, or DAFX, has led to new algorithms and this second edition of the popular book, DAFX: Digital Audio Effects has been updated throughout to reflect progress in the field. It maintains a unique approach to DAFX with a lecture-style introduction into the basics of effect processing. Each effect description begins with the presentation of the physical and acoustical phenomena, an explanation of the signal processing techniques to achieve the effect, followed by a discussion of musical applications and the control of effect parameters. Topics covered include: filters and delays, modulators and demodulators, nonlinear processing, spatial effects, time-segment processing, time-frequency processing, source-filter processing, spectral processing, time and frequency warping musical signals.

    Updates to the second edition include:

    • Three completely new chapters devoted to the major research areas of: Virtual Analog Effects, Automatic Mixing and Sound Source Separation, authored by leading researchers in the field .
    • Improved presentation of the basic concepts and explanation of the related technology.
    • Extended coverage of the MATLABTM scripts which demonstrate the implementation of the basic concepts into software programs. 
    • Companion website (www.dafx.de) which serves as the download source for MATLABTM scripts, will be updated to reflect the new material in the book.

    Discussing DAFX from both an introductory and advanced level, the book systematically introduces the reader to digital signal processing concepts, how they can be applied to sound and their use in musical effects. This makes the book suitable for a range of professionals including those working in audio engineering, as well as researchers and engineers involved in the area of digital signal processing along with students on multimedia related courses.

  • Attention, Balance and Coordination: The A.B.C. of Learning Success

    Attention, Balance and Coordination is the most up-to-datehandbook for professionals involved in education and childdevelopment, providing a new understanding of the source ofspecific behavioural problems.

    • Written by a respected author of acclaimed titles in thisfield
    • Explains why early reflexes are important, their functionsin development and their effects on learning, behaviourand beyond - also covers adult neurologicaldysfunctions anxiety and agoraphobia
    • Builds on an ABC of Attention, Balance and Coordinationto create a unique look across specific learning difficulties,linked by common motor skills challenges resulting fromneuro-developmental deficiencies
    • Includes the INPP Developmental Screening Questionnairetogether with guidance on how to use and interpretit

  • Ethics and Law for School Psychologists

    Now in its Sixth Edition, Ethics and Law for School Psychologists continues to be a key source of information for understanding and delivering ethically and legally sound services within a school setting. Completely updated to reflect the revised 2010 NASP Principles for Professional Ethics, the new edition of this classic text also addresses the final regulations in implementing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the amended Americans with Disabilities Act. Ideal for school psychologists in training, the text features numerous case vignettes, end-of-chapter questions, and topics for discussion.

  • Credibility: How Leaders Gain and Lose It, Why People Demand It

    The first true revision of the classic book from the bestselling author of The Leadership Challenge

    As the world falls deeper into economic downturns and warfare, the question of credibility (how leaders gain and lose it) is more important than ever. Building on their research from The Leadership Challenge, James Kouzes and Barry Posner explore in Credibility why leadership is above all a relationship, with credibility as the cornerstone, and why leaders must "Say what you mean and mean what you say." This first full revision of the book since its initial publication in 1993 features new case studies from around the world, fully updated data and research, and a streamlined format. Written by the premier leadership experts working today, Credibility:

    • Reveals the six key disciplines that strengthen a leader?s capacity for developing and sustaining credibility.
    • Provides rich examples of real managers in action
    • Includes updates to the applications and research

    This personal, inspiring, and genuine guide helps you understand the fundamental importance of credibility for building personal and organizational success.

  • BlackBerry Curve For Dummies®

    Get the most from your BlackBerry Curve with this easy-to-understand reference

    The BlackBerry Curve smartphone is the most popular BlackBerry model sold by Research in Motion. It boasts an optical trackpad, dedicated media keys, easy media sharing, Mac compatibility, iTunes synchronization, a camera, Wi-Fi calling, and extended battery life to name just a few features. This fun, friendly, and easy-to-understand book is a practical guide to the BlackBerry Curve and covers an array of how-to topics to help you get the most out of this exciting handheld device.

    You?ll learn the parts of the Curve, how to navigate the QWERTY keyboard, set up contacts and make appointments, download the latest applications, take great pictures, take advantage of the expandable memory, and much more.

    • Serves as a practical, hands-on guide to the BlackBerry Curve smartphoneCovers all current and newly introduced models of the BlackBerry Curve
    • Shows how to get online and surf the Web, manage e-mail, and create a to-do list
    • Demonstrates navigation tips and shortcuts
    • Guides you through upgrades to the newest Curve models
    • Explains how to take advantage of the expandable memory, get multimedia, and download apps from BlackBerry App World
    • Walks you through syncing your BlackBerry with your desktop

    Avoid the learning curve with this helpful guide to the BlackBerry Curve!

  • Dylan: The Biography

    The ultimate biography of the musical icon.

    A groundbreaking and vibrant look at the music hero to generations, DYLAN: The Biography digs deep into Bob Dylan lore--including subjects Dylan himself left out of Chronicles: Volume One.

    DYLAN: The Biography focuses on why this beloved artist has touched so many souls--and on how both Dylan and his audience have changed along the way.

    Bob Dylan is an international bestselling artist, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, and an Oscar winner for "Things Have Changed." His career is stronger and more influential than ever. How did this happen, given the road to oblivion he seemed to choose more than two decades ago? What transformed a heroin addict into one of the most astonishing literary and musical icons in American history?

    At 72 years of age, Dylan's final act of his career is more intriguing than ever--and classic biographies like Bob Dylan: Behind the Shades and even his own Chronicles: Volume One came too soon to cover this remarkable new chapter in Dylan's life.

    Through extensive interviews and conversations with Dylan's friends, family, sidemen, and fans, Los Angeles Times journalist Dennis McDougal crafts an unprecedented understanding of Dylan and the intricate story behind the myths. Was his romantic life, especially with Sara Dylan, much more complicated than it appears? Was his motorcycle accident a cover for drug rehab? What really happened to Dylan when his career crumbled, and how did he find his way back? To what does he attribute his astonishing success? McDougal's meticulous research and comprehensive interviews offer a revealing new understanding of these long-standing questions--and of the current chapter Dylan continually writes in his life and career.

  • Diary of a Professional Commodity Trader: Lessons from 21 Weeks of Real Trading

    Trading is generally far more difficult in practice than in theory. The reality is that no trade set up or individual trader or system can identify profitable trades in advance with complete certainty. In A Year of Trading, long-time trader Peter Brandt reveals the anxieties and uncertainties of trading in a diary of his 2009 trades. He explains his thought process as he searches for trading opportunities and executes them. Each trade includes charts, an analysis of the trade, and a play-by-play account of how the trade unfolds.

  • Learn JavaScript and Ajax with w3Schools

    Fast, focused instruction for beginning Web developers W3Schools.com is the number one online education source for beginning Web developers. This attractive two-color book contains concise, highly focused tutorials in the proven W3Schools instructional format, with an easy-to-use reference of JavaScript Objects and the HTML DOM included. Novice developers will quickly learn to create interactive Web pages using the most popular Web scripting language. W3Schools is the top Google search result for instruction on JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and other key Web technologies; this book presents W3Schools tutorials in an easy-to-follow format for quick learning Features clear examples, simple explanations, and a thorough reference section covering JavaScript Objects and the HTML DOM Covers statements and comments; variables, operators, and comparisons; if...then statements; pop-up boxes; events and try...catch; objects, strings, arrays, and Booleans; cookies, validation, and timing; Ajax requests and XMLHTTP requests; Ajax suggest, and more Designed to get beginning Web developers up and running as quickly as possible, Learn JavaScript and Ajax with W3Schools presents a proven, highly focused course of instruction in an easy-to-use format.

  • Venture Capital and Private Equity: A Casebook

    The 5 th edition of Lerner?s Venture Capital and Private Equity: A Casebook continues to present the important historical cases of private equity while incorporating a number of new relevant and timely cases from previous best-selling issues. It includes more cases relevant to the texts four main goals: understanding the ways in which private equity firms work, applying the key ideas of corporate finance to the industry, understanding the process of valuation, and critiquing valuation approaches of the past and present- an approach which has proved very successful over the past four editions.

    This casebook contains cases and notes designed to provide an understanding of the history of the private equity industry?s development and the workings of the industry today. By explaining the industry on a case-by-case basis, this text promises to address the critical question of whether gains made in recent years have been sustained and how firms will respond to the current opportunities and challenges. 

  • Photoshop® Elements 8 For Dummies®

    The perennial bestseller is updated and revised throughout for the latest release of Photoshop Elements 8 Richly illustrated in full color, this friendly, easy-to-understand guide provides all the essentials on the latest version of the affordable and popular image-editing program, Photoshop Elements. Get the scoop on using the latest digital imaging tools and techniques to correct color, brightness, and contrast; create postcards, slideshows, and movie files; apply artistic effects to your photos; fix flaws and even remove unwanted elements from your images; and so much more. Use the Organizer on a Windows PC or Adobe Bridge on a Mac to sort, find, tag, and catalog your photos Straighten crooked lines, crop for effect, or fix color, sharpness, red-eye, and contrast Move people or objects in and out of your pictures, change the background, combine multiple images, or replace one color with another Add effects with filters, get creative with type, or play with the drawing and painting tools Tag your photos using People Recognition or by geographical location Turn your photos into postcards, calendars, greeting cards, and photo books with a few simple clicks Import images into Elements from a variety of sources Upload and save images to Photoshop.com Photoshop Elements 8 For Dummies shows you how to make the most of Elements awesome image editing, organization, and photo sharing tools. Whether you're concerned about color correction and clarity or just want a cool calendar of your kids for the wall, you'll learn how to do it with this book!

  • Design of Smart Power Grid Renewable Energy Systems

    To address the modeling and control of smart grid renewable energy system into electric power systems, this book integrates three areas of electrical engineering: power system engineering, control systems engineering and power electronics  The approach to the integration of these three areas differs from classical methods. Due to complexity of this task, the author has decided to present the basic concepts, and then present a simulation test bed in matlab to use these concepts to solve a basic problem in development of smart grid energy system. Therefore, each chapter has three parts: first a problem of integration is stated and its importance is described. Then, the mathematical model of the same problem is formulated. Next, the solution steps are outlined. This step is followed by developing a matlab simulation test bed. Each chapter ends with a set of problems and projects. The book is intended be used as textbook for instruction or by researchers.  This book can be used as undergraduate text for both electrical and mechanical engineers. The prerequisite for the course is a course in fundamental of electrical engineering.

  • Digital Photography Exposure For Dummies

    Proper exposure techniques and tips in a single practical guide

    Most of today?s cameras do all the work for the user, yet more and more photographers are looking to add some agility and aptitude to their do-it-all cameras. Digital Photography Exposure For Dummies builds upon skills introduced in Photography For Dummies to guide you through creating the perfect shot. Using aperture and shutter speed techniques, as well as knowledge of ISO sensitivity, lens choice, lighting, and color, you will learn a variety of methods and scenarios to produce astonishing and gripping images.

    • Learn how to control the amount of light let into the lens for each photo
    • Features full-color examples and comparisons in techniques
    • Breaks down the settings and adjustments that should be made to achieve different effects
    • Includes suggested exercises to apply as you become more comfortable with new techniques

    The step-by-step instructions in Digital Photography Exposure For Dummies allow you to get the picture you want every time!

  • Common Design Patterns for Symbian OS: The Foundations of Smartphone Software

    Common Design Patterns for Symbian OS is the first design patterns book that addresses Symbian OS specifically. It introduces programmers to the common design patterns that help implement a large variety of applications and services on Symbian OS. The goal of the book is to provide the experience of Symbian?s developers to a wider audience and enable sophisticated programs to be quickly written and to a high standard. In order to do this, it:

    • Provides patterns based on the Symbian OS architectural elements
    • Describes how patterns suited for non-mobile software should be adapted or even avoided for Symbian OS
    • Provides Symbian OS based examples and code illustrations

    Each chapter covers patterns that address specific key concern experienced by developers: memory performance, time performance, power performance, security and responsiveness.

    This book is not specific to any particular version of Symbian OS. While individual examples may come from one version or another the patterns outlined in this book are intended to be more generic and based on the common functionality available in all releases. Where possible the examples given for the design patterns will directly reflect the software in Symbian OS.

    Common Design Patterns for Symbian OS is intended to be used in conjunction with one or more SDKs for specific Symbian OS phones and with the resources available at the Symbian DevNet web site. This facility will provide the background material needed to help understand the patterns and the examples accompanying them.

  • If You′re Not First, You′re Last: Sales Strategies to Dominate Your Market and Beat Your Competition

    During economic contractions, it becomes much more difficult to sell your products, maintain your customer base, and gain market share. Mistakes become more costly, and failure becomes a real possibility for all those who are not able to make the transition.

    But imagine being able to sell your products when others cannot, being able to take market share from both your competitors, and knowing the precise formulas that would allow you to expand your sales while others make excuses.

    If You re Not First, You re Last is about how to sell your products and services despite the economy and provides the reader with ways to capitalize regardless of their product, service, or idea. Grant shares his proven strategies that will allow you to not just continue to sell, but create new products, increase margins, gain market share and much more. Key concepts in If You re Not First, You re Last include:

    • Converting the Unsold to Sold
    • The Power Schedule to Maximize Sales
    • Your Freedom Financial Plan
    • The Unreasonable Selling Attitude

  • ROI For Nonprofits: The New Key to Sustainability

    Explore the methods and processes to help nonprofits raise money in an environment that increasingly demands accountability, transparency, and results. The realities of today?s economic environment have required that nonprofits, and those that raise money for them, make their case for support as strongly as possible. Warm and fuzzy appeals that tug at the heart strings have met with limited success. Assuming that funding targets intuitively know the value of the good work being done is unrealistic. The Key to Nonprofit Sustainability offers an abundance of pragmatic tips, tools, case studies, and techniques to make the process easy to understand and implement.

  • Risk Analysis: Assessing Uncertainties Beyond Expected Values and Probabilities

    Everyday we face decisions that carry an element of risk and uncertainty. The ability to analyze, predict, and prepare for the level of risk entailed by these decisions is, therefore, one of the most constant and vital skills needed for analysts, scientists and managers.

    Risk analysis can be defined as a systematic use of information to identify hazards, threats and opportunities, as well as their causes and consequences, and then express risk. In order to successfully develop such a systematic use of information, those analyzing the risk need to understand the fundamental concepts of risk analysis and be proficient in a variety of methods and techniques. Risk Analysis adopts a practical, predictive approach and guides the reader through a number of applications.

    Risk Analysis:

    • Provides an accessible and concise guide to performing risk analysis in a wide variety of fields, with minimal prior knowledge required.
    • Adopts a broad perspective on risk, with focus on predictions and highlighting uncertainties beyond expected values and probabilities, allowing a more flexible approach than traditional statistical analysis.
    • Acknowledges that expected values and probabilities could produce poor predictions -   surprises may occur.  
    • Emphasizes the planning and use of risk analyses, rather than just the risk analysis methods and techniques, including the statistical analysis tools.
    • Features many real-life case studies from a variety of applications and practical industry problems, including areas such as security, business and economy, transport, oil & gas and ICT (Information and Communication Technology).
    • Forms an ideal companion volume to Aven s previous Wiley text Foundations of Risk Analysis.

    Professor Aven s previous book Foundations of Risk Analysis presented and discussed several risk analysis approaches and recommended a predictive approach. This new text expands upon this predictive approach, exploring further the risk analysis principles, concepts, methods and models in an applied format. This book provides a useful and practical guide to decision-making, aimed at professionals within the risk analysis and risk management field.

  • Structural Glass Facades and Enclosures

    A structural glass facade is a glass wall in which the glass itself is part of the building structure. The fundamental technology of structural façade systems has undergone a transition over the past decade from an emergent, experimental building form to a mature, fully robust technology.  Structural Glass Facades and Enclosures documents, defines, and categorizesthe current state of the art in long-span glass facade design and construction, with a focus on structural systems, glass cladding options, and implementation strategies for innovative design. A comparative analysis of these various systems is included, along with designs and design practices for enhancing transparency; engineering issues; material , process and fabrication considerations; installation means and methods; and project delivery strategies for implementing innovative building technology in today?s construction marketplace. The reader will find information here that is not available together in any single resource.

  • Biology For Dummies

    An updated edition of the ultimate guide to understanding biology

    Ever wondered how the food you eat becomes the energy your body needs to keep going? The theory of evolution says that humans and chimps descended from a common ancestor, but does it tell us how and why? We humans are insatiably curious creatures who can?t help wondering how things work -- starting with our own bodies. Wouldn?t it be great to have a single source of quick answers to all our questions about how living things work? Now there is.

    From molecules to animals, cells to ecosystems, Biology For Dummies, 2nd Edition answers all your questions about how living things work.

    • Written in plain English and packed with dozens of illustrations, quick-reference
    • Cheat Sheets, and helpful tables and diagrams, it cuts right to the chase with fast-paced, easy-to-absorb explanations of the life processes common to all organisms.
    • More than 20% new and updated content, including a substantial overhaul to the organization of topics to make it a friendly classroom supplement
    • Coverage of the most recent developments and discoveries in evolutionary, reproductive, and ecological biology
    • Includes practical, up-to-date examples

    Whether you?re currently enrolled in a biology class or just want to know more about this fascinating and ever-evolving field of study, this engaging guide will give you a grip on complex biology concepts and unlock the mysteries of how life works in no time.

  • Impedance Spectroscopy: Applications to Electrochemical and Dielectric Phenomena

    This book presents a balance of theoretical considerations and practical problem solving of electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. This book incorporates the results of the last two decades of research on the theories and applications of impedance spectroscopy, including more detailed reviews of the impedance methods applications in industrial colloids, biomedical sensors and devices, and supercapacitive polymeric films. The book covers all of the topics needed to help readers quickly grasp how to apply their knowledge of impedance spectroscopy methods to their own research problems. It also helps the reader identify whether impedance spectroscopy may be an appropriate method for their particular research problem. This includes understanding how to correctly make impedance measurements, interpret the results, compare results with expected previously published results form similar chemical systems, and use correct mathematical formulas to verify the accuracy of the data.


    Unique features of the book include theoretical considerations for dealing with modeling, equivalent circuits, and equations in the complex domain, review of impedance instrumentation, best measurement methods for particular systems and alerts to potential sources of errors, equations and circuit diagrams for the most widely used impedance models and applications, figures depicting impedance spectra of typical materials and devices, extensive references to the scientific literature for more information on particular topics and current research, and a review of related techniques and impedance spectroscopy modifications.

  • Building Contract Claims

    Many building projects are the subject of claims the assertion of a right, usually by the contractor, to an extension of the contract period or an additional payment under the terms of the building contract. Many of these claims are unsound or ill-founded, often because the basic principles are misunderstood.

    This highly regarded book examines the legal basis of claims for extensions of time and additional payment, and what can and cannot be claimed under the main forms of contract. It includes chapters dealing with direct loss and expense, liquidated damages, extension of time, concurrency problems, acceleration, time at large, common law and contractual claims, global claims, and heads of claim and their substantiation. With the publication of the fifth edition, Building Contract Claims has been thoroughly revised to ensure it is fully up to date with the latest contracts, court judgments and building practice. Changes include:

    • Coverage of over 60 additional relevant court cases
    • Coverage of the 2005 JCT contracts suite
    • Coverage of changes to the NEC contract
    • Coverage of additional contracts such as Constructing Excellence; Measured Term Contract and the ACA PPC2000 contract together with the 2005 relevant JCT sub-contracts
    • Important changes to liquidated damages and to extensions of time, and the giving of notices
    • Appendix 1 has been substantially revised

    Like its predecessors, the fifth edition of Building Contract Claims will be essential reading for architects, contract administrators, project managers and quantity surveyors, as well as contractors, contracts consultants and construction lawyers.

  • The Codes Guidebook for Interiors

    The Codes Guidebook for Interiors, Fifth Edition features jargon-free explanations of all the codes and standards of concern to designers and architects, including performance codes, fire codes, building and finish standards, energy codes, and Americans with Disabilities standards. The book uses an easy-to-navigate format that is geared towards the code process as a whole, to take readers step-by-step through the codes relevant at each stage in the design process. Dozens of examples and a greatly enhanced set of illustrations, show how codes apply to real-world projects.

  • Forecast Verification: A Practitioner′s Guide in Atmospheric Science

    Forecast Verification: A Practioner?s Guide in AtmosphericScience, 2nd Edition provides an indispensible guide to thisarea of active research by combining depth of information with arange of topics to appeal both to professional practitioners andresearchers and postgraduates. The editors have succeeded inpresenting chapters by a variety of the leading experts in thefield while still retaining a cohesive and highly accessible style.The book balances explanations of concepts with clear and usefuldiscussion of the main application areas. Reviews of first edition: "This book will provide a good reference, and I recommend itespecially for developers and evaluators of statistical forecastsystems." ( Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society ;April 2004) "...a good mixture of theory and practical applications...wellorganized and clearly written..." ( Royal StatisticalSociety , Vol.168, No.1, January 2005) NEW to the second edition: Completely updated chapter on the Verification of SpatialForecasts taking account of the wealth of new research in thearea New separate chapters on Probability Forecasts and Ensemble Forecasts Includes new chapter on Forecasts of Extreme Events andWarnings Includes new chapter on Seasonal and ClimateForecasts Includes new Appendix on Verification Software Cover image credit: The triangle of barplots shows a novel use of colourfor visualizing probability forecasts of ternary categories see Fig 6b of Jupp et al. 2011, On the visualisation,verification and recalibration of ternary probabilisticforecasts , Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. (in press).    

  • Natural Ventilation of Buildings: Theory, Measurement and Design

    Natural ventilation is considered a prerequisite for sustainable buildings and is therefore in line with current trends in the construction industry. The design of naturally ventilated buildings is more difficult and carries greater risk than those that are mechanically ventilated. A successful result relies increasingly on a good understanding of the abilities and limitations of the theoretical and experimental procedures that are used for design.

    There are two ways to naturally ventilate a building: wind driven ventilation and stack ventilation. The majority of buildings employing natural ventilation rely primarily on wind driven ventilation, but the most efficient design should implement both types.

    Natural Ventilation of Buildings: Theory, Measurement and Design comprehensively explains the fundamentals of the theory and measurement of natural ventilation, as well as the current state of knowledge and how this can be applied to design.  The book also describes the theoretical and experimental techniques to the practical problems faced by designers.  Particular attention is given to the limitations of the various techniques and the associated uncertainties.

    Key features:

    • Comprehensive coverage of the theory and measurement of natural ventilation
    • Detailed coverage of the relevance and application of theoretical and experimental techniques to design
    • Highlighting of the strengths and weaknesses of techniques and their errors and uncertainties
    • Comprehensive coverage of mathematical models, including CFD
    • Two chapters dedicated to design procedures and another devoted to the basic principles of fluid mechanics that are relevant to ventilation

    This comprehensive account of the fundamentals for natural ventilation design will be invaluable to undergraduates and postgraduates who wish to gain an understanding of the topic for the purpose of research or design. The book should also provide a useful source of reference for more experienced industry practitioners.

  • OSCEs for Medical Finals

    OSCEs for Medical Finals has been written by doctors from a variety of specialties with extensive experience of medical education and of organising and examining OSCEs.

    The book and website package consists of the most common OSCE scenarios encountered in medical finals, together with checklists, similar to OSCE mark schemes, that cover all of the key learning points students need to succeed. Each topic checklist contains comprehensive exam-focussed advice on how to maximise performance together with a range of insider?s tips? on OSCE strategy and common OSCE pitfalls.

    Designed to provide enough coverage for those students who want to gain as many marks as possible in their OSCEs, and not just a book which will ensure students scrape a pass?, the book is fully supported by a companion website at www.wiley.com/go/khan/osces, containing:

    • OSCE checklists from the book
    • A survey of doctors and students of which OSCEs have a high chance of appearing in finals in each UK medical school

  • Real Estate Accounting Made Easy

    All the fundamentals of accounting and finance of the real estate industry-made easy

    Providing both the theories and practices of real estate from an accounting and financial perspective, Real Estate Accounting Made Easy is a must-read for anyone who needs a thorough and easier understanding of the real estate industry.

    • Walks you through the audit processes, including how to prepare the audit and the different kinds of audits
    • Helps new auditors, the company being audited, and users of audit reports understand the fundamentals of the financial aspect of the real estate business
    • Includes forms of real estate ownership, sole ownership, partnerships, joint ventures and real estate investment trusts (REITs), including the advantages and disadvantages of these entities covered in detail

    A practical guide to the field of real estate accounting and finance, this easy-to-understand introductory and intermediary book on the field of real estate begins with the elementary and basic aspects of real estate to ensure that those that are new to the field are comfortable with this often-complicated subject matter.

  • The Metabolic Syndrome and Primary Care

    The metabolic syndrome has become a hot topic and isof increasing importance to people working in primary care. Theglobal epidemics of diabetes and obesity are driving another incardiovascular disease all components of the metabolicsyndrome. Preventing and managing this syndrome will be evermore important in coming years. Primary health careprofessionals need to be aware of the risk factors and help toeducate their patients to avoid onset or worsening of theindividual conditions. Pharmacological treatment of severalconcurrent diseases raises further problems, emphasizing the needto consider all the components of the syndrome together.

    The Metabolic Syndrome and Primary Care:

    • Highlights practical issues involved in managing patients withthe metabolic syndrome
    • Is clearly written and illustrated
    • Covers all aspects of the metabolic syndrome and itsconstituent diseases, including obesity, cardiovascular disease anddiabetes
    • Explains the risk factors for the metabolic syndrome and howthese vary among different ethnic groups
    • Describes how to prevent and manage the metabolic syndrome byboth lifestyle change and pharmacological intervention

    This book has been derived from the award-winning TheMetabolic Syndrome. Selected chapters have been condensed andrewritten to provide accurate, easy-to-read information for allhealthcare professionals working in primary care. The book has alsobeen updated with inclusion of the latest results, e.g. from theDREAM study, and highlights practical issues involved in managingpatients with the metabolic syndrome.

  • International Tables for Crystallography: Symmetry Relations between Space Groups

    • This extension to Volume A presents a systematic treatment ofthe maximal subgroups and minimal supergroups of thecrystallographic plane groups and space groups
    • The second edition contains new chapters on building trees ofgroup-subgroup relations for crystal structures that can be derivedfrom an aristotype and on the Bilbao Crystallographic Server, and adetailed discussion of the listed supergroup data
    • Essential for those interested in phase transitions, thesystematic compilation of crystal structures and twinningphenomena

  • The Ed Ponsi Forex Playbook: Strategies and Trade Set–Ups

    A practical guide to trading the foreign exchange market

    The Ed Ponsi Forex Playbook offers a visual approach to learning specific trading strategies and identifying profitable trading opportunities in the Forex arena. Page by page, it skillfully describes strategies for long-term trading, swing trading, and day trading in a clear, easy-to-understand manner.

    Written by the author of the hugely successful Forex Patterns and Probabilities, The Ed Ponsi Forex Playbook takes the entire concept of Forex education to a new level. The author raises the bar with this ambitious work, presenting fresh new strategies and concepts. Ponsi uses clever analogies and comparisons to make his explanations crystal clear.

    • With Ponsi as your "coach", the book employs sports analogies to show you, his players, the way to victory on the Forex playing field
    • Strips away the mystery, showing exactly how successful Forex traders make money
    • Explains complex financial concepts in ways that the average person can understand
    • Provides not only useful information, but actionable information to the Forex trader

    The foreign exchange market is the most actively traded market in the world, and Ed Ponsi is world-renowned as one of the foremost educators in this field. With The Ed Ponsi Forex Playbook as your guide, you?ll learn how to take advantage of the many opportunities found in the Forex arena.

  • Bowling For Dummies®

    The fast and easy way to perfect your bowling game Bowling is an inexpensive date, an affordable night out for the whole family, and a fun hangout activity for kids of all ages. Bowling For Dummies reveals the tips, tricks, and rules of play for this iconic American sport. While not every player can hope to bowl 300, you can improve your average and show off for friends, family, and bowling league teammates. Bowling For Dummies provides easy-to-understand instructions for improving your bowling game. The expert tips and advice take you through every step of the game, from selecting the right shoes to the proper way to yell, "Strike!" Packed with photos and line drawings Step-by-step instructions and illustrations included for all techniques Covers beginner through more advanced techniques Whether you?re a casual bowler or on a bowling league, the practical, friendly advice in Bowling For Dummies will have you itching to hit the lanes to try out your new skills.

  • Flawless Consulting: A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used

    This Third Edition to Peter Block?s Flawless Consulting addresses business changes and new challenges since the second edition was written ten years ago. It tackles the challenges next-generation consultants face, including more guidance on how to ask better questions, dealing with difficult clients, working in an increasingly virtual world, how to cope with complexities in international consulting, case studies, and guidelines on implementation. Also included are illustrative examples and exercises to help you cement the guides offered.

  • The Open Mobile Alliance: Delivering Service Enablers for Next-Generation Applications

    A practical overview of OMA specifications and how they enable mobile multimedia services & much more !

    The Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) is an industry forum, which develops open specifications to help in the creation of applications and services to be deployed over converged networks. The alliance is the leading industry forum for generating market-driven specifications for interoperable mobile service enablers that facilitate global user adoptions of mobile multimedia services. Members include traditional wireless industry segments, such as mobile operators mobile operators (e.g. AT&T, China Mobile, Orange, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile, Telefonica, Vodafone), equipment and mobile systems manufacturers (e.g. Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Motorola, Nokia, Philips, Samsung, Siemens, Sony-Ericsson), and Information Technology vendors (e.g. BEA Systems, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle Corporation, Sun Microsystems and NEC). Since its formation in 2002, the OMA has made significant progress in areas such as push-to-talk over cellular, device management, presence and group management, and messaging.

    The Open Mobile Alliance:

    • Provides a comprehensive overview of the service enablers published by the OMA, tying together all the different piece parts developed by the individual working groups
    • Offers a thorough introduction to the OMA Service Environments (OSE) and the specification process for enabling technologies.
    • Discusses enablers for services such as gaming, IMS, Parlay, mobile broadcast and web services.
    • Contains contributions from all stakeholders in the mobile application value chain.

    The Open Mobile Alliance Alliance is an invaluable resource for OMA members, product managers, network architects and planners, standards managers, standards engineers and IT professionals. Advanced Students and lecturers on mobile application development and standardization courses will also find this book of interest."The success of OMA is due to its individual members? contributions, and this book is testament to their hard work.  The individual members? efforts and the authors of this book are to be congratulated on their magnificent achievements." Mark Cataldo, Senior Advisor, Orange SA, OMA Technical Plenary Chairman

  • The CSI Project Delivery Practice Guide

    Get the must-have reference on standards and best practices for the delivery of a construction project.

    The CSI Practice Guides are a library of comprehensive references specifi cally and carefully designed for the construction professional. Each book examines important concepts and best practices integral to a particular aspect of the construction process. Laying the foundation for this series, The CSI Project Delivery Practice Guide provides fundamental knowledge for the documentation, administration, and successful delivery of construction projects. It also serves as the pivotal starting point for understanding CSI?s core values, as well as a useful study aid for those wishing to obtain the Construction Documents Technologist certificate.

    This easy-to-follow guide:

    • Is a great introduction to the construction process for the new practitioner.
    • Functions as a ready reference for the experienced construction professional.
    • Packaged with the book is an access code which allows access to a password-protected web site with bonus content, including a PDF of the printed book and copies of CSI format documents, such as UniFormat and SectionFormat/PageFormat.

    The CSI Project Delivery Practice Guide offers general information all construction professionals need for understanding their roles in the delivery of a construction project. Key principles are presented and discussed in detail to allow the reader to take full advantage of material covered in depth by the more specialized CSI Practice Guides. If you can own only one Practice Guide, this is the one to get.

  • Paleobiology of Ammonoids and Their Relatives

    The first text to provide in-depth coverage of all the major cephalopod taxa from a paleobiological view, both extant and extinct, Paleobiology of Ammonoids and their Relatives summarizes the state of knowledge of paleobiology of this important group. This one-stop reference includes a number of key biological questions and debunks previously held wisdoms from more general invertebrate paleontological works. The text showcases the contributions that studies have made to macroevolution and palaeobiology, inspiring the next generation of paleontologists (students and practitioners) to explore the use of cephalopods as model organisms in their own studies.

  • Accounting for Derivatives: Advanced Hedging under IFRS

    Accounting for Derivatives: Advanced Hedging under IFRS is a comprehensive practical guide to hedge accounting. This book is neither written by auditors afraid of providing opinions on strategies for which accounting rules are not clear, nor by accounting professors lacking practical experience. Instead, it is based on day-to-day experience, advising corporate CFOs and treasurers on sophisticated hedging strategies. It covers the most frequent hedging strategies and addresses the most pressing challenges that corporate executives find today.

    The book is case-driven with each case analysing in detail a real-life hedging strategy. A broad range of hedging strategies have been included, some of them using sophisticated derivatives.

    The objective of this book is to provide a conceptual framework based on the extensive use of cases so that readers can create their own accounting interpretation of the hedging strategy being considered. Accounting for Derivatives will be essential reading for CFOs, internal auditors and treasurers of corporations, professional accountants as well as derivatives professionals working at commercial and investment banks.

    Key feature include:

    • The only book to cover IAS39 from the derivatives practitioner s perspective
    • Extensive real-life case studies to providing essential information for the practitioner
    • Covers hedging instruments such as forwards, swaps, cross-currency swaps, and combinations of standard options as well as more complex derivatives such as knock-in forwards, KIKO forwards, range accruals and swaps in arrears.
    • Includes the latest information on FX hedging and hedging of commodities

  • Practical Navigation for the Modern Boat Owner

    The modern sailor is an electronic navigator. New boats come stacked with GPS, chartplotters and radar, on a bewildering array of screens and displays. With this book learn how to navigate using all of these electrical devices. Practical Navigation leads you through all the aspects of boat navigation in a logical order, using a combination of modern and traditional methods. This practical approach ensures that although modern electronic methods remain at the forefront, readers will never lack in knowledge to navigate their boat safely in any circumstance. Topics covered include GPS, the shape of the Earth, finding your position, passage planning, radar and personal computers.

  • Design Drawing

    Get the completely revised edition to mastering the visual language of architecture.

    In his distinctive graphic style, world-renowned author and architecture educator Francis D.K. Ching takes us on another exciting journey through the process of creation. In Design Drawing, Second Edition, he unmasks the basic cognitive processes that drive visual perception and expression, incorporating observation, memory, and rendering into a creative whole. This edition unites imaginative vision with fundamental architectural principles to cover the traditional basics of drawing, including line, shape, tone, and space. Guiding the reader step-by-step through the entire drawing process, Design Drawing also examines different types of drawing techniques such as multiview, paraline, and perspective drawings -- and how they can be applied to achieve stunning results. In addition, this edition:

    • Goes beyond basic drawing books Ching not only covers the principles, media, and techniques of drawing, but also places these within the context of what and why designers draw.
    • Features more than 1,500 hand-rendered drawings beautiful illustrations that reinforce the concepts and lessons of each chapter.
    • Includes a supplemental CD-ROM viewers will gain a greater appreciation of the techniques presented in this book through the power of animation, video, and 3D models. Twelve new modules are included, as is a video of the author demonstrating freehand techniques in a step-by-step manner.

    For professional architects, designers, fine artists, illustrators, teachers and students alike, this all-in-one package is both an effective tool and an outstanding value, demonstrating concepts and techniques in a visually stimulating format that transends comparable works in the field.

  • Fashion Drawing For Dummies

    The fast and easy way to learn the art of fashion drawing

    This fun guide gives you dozens of step-by-step diagrams that walk you through the process of preparing creative illustrations that you can later develop into dynamic presentations for your design portfolio. Plus, you?ll not only learn how to draw clothes and fabric, but also how to show details that make up the total look: faces and hairstyles, fashion accents, and a wide variety of textures.

    If you?re an aspiring fashion designer, you know it?s essential to be able to draw, prepare, and present a fashion drawing. Whether you have little or no prior drawing experience, Fashion Drawing For Dummies gives you easy-to-follow, non-intimidating instructions for mastering the drawing skills you need to design like a pro.

    • Learn the rules and techniques of fashion drawing
    • Draw the fashion figure in different poses and from multiple angles
    • Discover how to complement your drawings with accessories, clothing, and style

    If you?re a fledgling designer looking for non-intimidating guidance on learning the ins and outs of fashion drawing, this friendly guide has you covered!

  • Interior Atmospheres

    What is exactly meant by "atmosphere" when describing a room? Doesit refer to space, decor, lighting, or color? While often referredto in design magazines, atmosphere, and, more critically, theelements that create it, have rarely been analyzed. Written by aleading designer and academic, Interior Atmospheres, thelatest issue of AD, offers an in-depth examination of the subjectof interior atmosphere in three parts: the speculative, theevocative, and the conversant. In the speculative section, a numberof prominent designers, such as Claudio Lazzarini and Philip Stark,"speculate" on an interior, creating original interiors. Theevocative section deals with ephemeral projects and the moretransient qualities of space. The conversant section featuresinterviews with prominent designers and thinkers, includingarchitect and theorist Joel Saunders and architect Wolf Prix. Hereis a fascinating look at one of design?s most compelling, yetelusive subjects for architects, interior designers, and studentsalike.

  • Evidence-Based Treatment Planning for Substance Abuse Workbook

    There is growing pressure to ensure that patients receive care that is proven effective and subsequently, a tremendous need to train mental health practitioners in the latest in Evidence-Based Practice (EBP). Evidence-Based Treatment Planning for Substance Use Disorders DVD Workbook covers presenting problems stemming from addiction to various substances. The DVD (sold separately) demonstrates the techniques and treatment interventions covered in the lecture. This workbook guides staff in their implementation of the interventions with their clients subsequent to the DVD training. Ideal for training mental health professionals at any level.

  • Photoshop® CS5 All-in-One For Dummies®

    A full-color, value-packed reference to Photoshop CS5

    Photoshop is the world s most popular image editing software, with more than four million users worldwide. Professional photographers, graphic designers, and web designers as well as photo hobbyists are eager to learn the newest features of Photoshop CS5. This complete reference makes it easy, with nine self-contained minibooks covering each aspect of Photoshop.

    • Photoshop is the image-editing software preferred by professional photographers and designers around the world; Photoshop CS5 is packed with new functionality and enhanced tools
    • This full-color guide includes nine self-contained minibooks: Photoshop Fundamentals; Image Essentials; Selections; Painting, Drawing, and Typing; Working with Layers; Channels and Masks; Filters and Distortions; Retouching and Restoration; and Photoshop and Print
    • Includes all the basics for beginners as well as how to manage color, modify and transform selections and paths, make corrections with filters, use the liquefy command, prepare graphics for print or the Web, create contact sheets and picture packages, and more

    With bonus information on the companion website and coverage for both Windows and Mac, Photoshop CS5 All-in-One For Dummies is an all-purpose reference.

  • Professional XMPP Programming with JavaScript and jQuery

    Create real-time, highly interactive apps quickly with the powerful XMPP protocol

    XMPP is a robust protocol used for a wide range of applications, including instant messaging, multi-user chat, voice and video conferencing, collaborative spaces, real-time gaming, data synchronization, and search. This book teaches you how to harness the power of XMPP in your own apps and presents you with all the tools you need to build the next generation of apps using XMPP or add new features to your current apps. Featuring the JavaScript language throughout and making use of the jQuery library, the book contains several XMPP apps of increasing complexity that serve as ideal learning tools.

    Coverage Includes:

    • Getting to Know XMPP
    • Designing XMPP Applications
    • Saying Hello: The First Application
    • Exploring the XMPP Protocol: A Debugging Console
    • Microblogging in Real Time: An Identica Client
    • Talking with Friends: One-on-One Chat
    • Exploring Services: Service Discovery and Browsing
    • Group Chatting: A Multi-User Chat Client
    • Publishing and Subscribing: A Shared Sketch Pad Introduction
    • Writing with Friends: A Collaborative Text Editor
    • Playing Games: Head to Head Tic-Tac-Toe
    • Getting Attached: Bootstrapping BOSH
    • Deploying XMPP Applications
    • Writing Strophe Plug-ins

    Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

  • Venous Thromboembolism: A Nurse′s Guide to Prevention and Management

    Written primarily with nurses in mind, this book provides a comprehensive overview of venous thromboembolism, a condition that rears its head regardless of specialty, killing thousands of people around the world in hospital beds and in the community alike. This book explains what it is, what symptoms to watch out for, how patients should be managed, and perhaps most importantly, how to prevent its development in those at risk.

    Based on the most up-to-date published guidelines on the subject, the book is pitched at a level appropriate for medical and nursing staff alike, covering basic pathophysiology and clinical management. A chapter is devoted to specific nursing interventions, giving practical tips alongside the theory. Case studies are used extensively, alongside tables, diagrams and text boxes, to illustrate important points.

    Although designed to be read as a whole, each chapter can be used as a reference to address specific queries, enabling health professionals to develop a greater understanding of the condition to provide optimal patient care.

  • Algebra: Form and Function

    This book offers a fresh approach to algebra that focuses on teaching readers how to truly understand the principles, rather than viewing them merely as tools for other forms of mathematics. It relies on a storyline to form the backbone of the chapters and make the material more engaging. Conceptual exercise sets are included to show how the information is applied in the real world. Using symbolic notation as a framework, business professionals will come away with a vastly improved skill set.

  • Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems: Comp Set

    This revision of Boyce & DiPrima's market-leading text maintains its classic strengths: a contemporary approach with flexible chapter construction, clear exposition, and outstanding problems. Like previous editions, this revision is written from the viewpoint of the applied mathematician, focusing both on the theory and the practical applications of Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems as they apply to engineering and the sciences. A perennial best seller designed for engineers and scientists who need to use Elementary Differential Equations in their work and studies. Covers all the essential topics on differential equations, including series solutions, Laplace transforms, systems of equations, numerical methods and phase plane methods. Offers clear explanations detailed with many current examples.

    Before you buy, make sure you are getting the best value and all the learning tools you'll need to succeed in your course. If your professor requires eGrade Plus, you can purchase it here, with your text at no additional cost.

    With this special eGrade Plus package you get the new text- - no highlighting, no missing pages, no food stains- - and a registration code to "eGrade Plus, a suite of effective learning tools to help you get a better grade. All this, in one convenient package!

    eGrade Plus gives you: A complete online version of the textbook Over 500 homework questions from the text rendered algorithmically with full hints and solutions Chapter Reviews, which summarize the main points and highlight key ideas in each chapter Student Solutions Manual Technology Manuals for Maple, Mathematica, and MatLa Link to JustAsk!

    eGradePlus is a powerful online tool that provides students with an integrated suite of teaching and learning resources and an online version of the text in one easy-to-use website.

  • Guide to the Wiring Regulations: 17th Edition IEE Wiring Regulations (BS 7671:2008)

    Essential for electrical installers and installation designers, the IEE Wiring Regulations (BS 7671) have been completely restructured and updated for the first time in over a decade: this 17 th Edition of the IEE Wiring Regulations (BS 7671: 2008) will come into effect in June 2008.  Guide to the Wiring Regulations is an authoritative and accessible guide to the 17 th Edition, illustrating the changes and providing real solutions to the problems that can often occur with practical interpretation.

    Written and developed by the Electrical Contractors Association, Guide to the Wiring Regulations brings a wealth of experience to the subject and offers clear explanations of the changes in the Standard. Starting with full coverage of the legal requirements the book then goes on to:

    • provide extensive advice on circuit design, selection and erection, wiring systems, earthing and bonding; 
    • explore the additional requirements of the Standard for protection against voltage disturbances and implementation of measures against electromagnetic influences (EMC);
    • elaborate on the alterations to the inspection and testing requirements;
    • feature practical information on the new special locations included in the 17th Edition, particularly exhibitions, shows and stands, floor and ceiling heating systems, mobile or transportable units and photovoltaic power systems;
    • highlight the changes made in the new edition to existing special locations, including bathrooms, swimming pools, agricultural and horticultural premises and caravan/camping parks.

    Guide to the Wiring Regulations is an outstanding resource for all users of the 17th Edition IEE Wiring Regulations (BS 7671: 2008) including electricians who want a better understanding of the theory behind the Standard, electrical technicians, installation engineers, design engineers, and apprentices. Both trainees and practitioners will find this guide indispensable for understanding the impact of the changes introduced in the 17th Edition (BS 7671: 2008).

    Additional supporting material is available at www.wiley.com/go/eca--wiringregulations

  • Digital Photography Composition For Dummies

    Turn ordinary photographs into striking works of art

    Mastering the craft of composing a photograph is all about having a trained eye. Digital Photography Composition For Dummies helps emerging photographers create stunning and compelling photographs by teaching the elements, techniques, and conventions used by skilled and successful photographers. It helps advanced beginner to aspiring professional photographers gain an understanding of the basics of composing a stunning and compelling photograph, as well as the parts, functions, and capabilities of their camera.

    • Determine the point of interest in a photo and how significance is achieved
    • Use the "Rule of Thirds" to create better photographs
    • Manipulate the viewpoint and understand the subject?s direction of movement
    • Master depth of field, framing, and diagonals
    • Includes suggested exercises to apply as you become more comfortable with composition techniques

    Complete with full-color examples and technique comparisons, Digital Photography Composition For Dummies allows you to take the high-quality photos you?ve always wanted!

  • The Power of Leveraging the Charitable Remainder Trust: Your Secret Weapon Against the War on Wealth

    A practical guide to avoiding accidental philanthropy and controlling your tax destiny

    Written by Daniel Nigito-a financial services expert whose programs have saved families millions in tax dollars and created millions more for charities across the United States-this timely guide will show you how to use the simple, yet powerful strategy known as "charitable leverage" to regain control of your financial life.

    This proven approach, which allows you to become a partner with charity while gaining control over your tax destiny and providing for you and your family, taps into the unique tax characteristics of two financial instruments-the Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT) and Cash Value Life Insurance (CVLI)-in order to achieve some amazing goals.

    • Offers insights on increasing your current income while paying less tax on it
    • Discusses how to develop real asset protection without moving your money offshore or using complicated and often questionable tax schemes
    • Details how you can build a personal tax-deductible retirement account that does not interfere with other retirement plans

    The best way to avoid becoming an accidental philanthropist is by understanding how to make taxes work for you. The Power of Leveraging the Charitable Remainder Trust will show you how to do this and, in the process, add meaning to your money.

  • Accounting for Real Estate Transactions: A Guide For Public Accountants and Corporate Financial Professionals

    Accounting for Real Estate Transactions, Second Edition is an up-to-date, comprehensive reference guide, specifically written to help professionals understand and apply the accounting rules relating to real estate transactions. This book provides financial professionals with a powerful tool to evaluate the accounting consequences of specific deals, enabling them to structure transactions with the accounting consequences in mind, and to account for them in accordance with US GAAP. Accountants and auditors are provided with major concepts, clear and concise explanations of real estate accounting rules, detailed applications of US GAAP, flowcharts, and exhaustive cross-references of the authoritative literature.

  • Anatomy of a Fraud Investigation

    A one-of-a-kind resource walking you through one complete fraud investigation, from the original tip to conviction in court

    Anatomy of a Fraud Investigation is an engrossing read and a valuable resource for fraud investigators, auditors, or anyone who suspects fraud may be occuring in their organizations and is unsure as to how to act. It details all phases of a fraud investigation from the first suspicion of fraud to the final judgment in court, through the eyes of a forensic accountant.

    In each phase, the author provides insights based on his twenty-two years as a forensic accountant from where to sit at the table when you bring the suspected fraudster in for questioning, to how you protect the key sources of information that the suspect will try to destroy once he or she realizes they are under investigation.

    • In-depth analysis of a fraud investigation
    • Based on an actual investigation conducted by the author
    • Each chapter contains valuable tips and key considerations, providing subtext for why decisions were made and bringing to light potential risks

    A fascinating, insider look at a fraud investigation, Anatomy of a Fraud Investigation helps you better understand fraud detection, investigation, and prevention-from the inside out.

  • Landscape Planning: Environmental Applications

    With its wide variety of topics and up-to-date coverage, the fifth edition is an excellent resource for landscape planners and designers, scientists, and environmentalists. It focuses on environmental problems associated with land planning, landscape design, and land use. New coverage is included on adaptive planning as an approach necessary to build a sustainable landscape. Greater emphasis is placed on systems and updated case studies are integrated throughout the chapters. This edition also arms the reader with a collection of best management practices, which can be applied in the field.

  • Design Your Garden: 10 simple steps to transform your garden

    The steps to creating a spectacular one-of-a-kind garden

    For the gardening enthusiast dying to replicate the stunning gardens pictured in magazines and other people?s backyards, this practical guide makes it oh-so-simple and fun. With ten model gardens to choose from, this beautifully illustrated guide demystifies the process of garden design, helping any first-time gardener sketch a plan, select plants, lighting, and accessories-and design a garden with its own unique creative stamp. Each model garden features a plan, an overall picture with close-ups, and notes on why the garden works and how its features can be re-created. Unstinting in its detail and practical advice, Design Your Garden is the ideal pattern book for anyone who wants to create something lovely and long-lasting in their own backyard.

  • The Cardiovascular System at a Glance

    This concise and accessible text provides an integrated overview of the cardiovascular system - considering the basic sciences which underpin the system and applying this knowledge to clinical practice and therapeutics. A general introduction to the cardiovascular system is followed by chapters on key topics such as anatomy and histology, blood and body fluids, biochemistry, excitation-contraction coupling, form and function, integration and regulation, pathology and therapeutics, clinical examination and investigation - all supported by clinical cases for self-assessment. Highly visual colour illustrations complement the text and consolidate learning.

    The Cardiovascular System at a Glance is the perfect introduction and revision aid to understanding the heart and circulation and now also features:

    • An additional chapter on pulmonary hypertension
    • Even more simplified illustrations to aid easier understanding
    • Reorganized and revised chapters for greater clarity
    • Brand new and updated clinical case studies illustrating clinical relevance and for self-assessment

    The fourth edition of The Cardiovascular System at a Glance is an ideal resource for medical students, whilst students of other health professions and specialist cardiology nurses will also find it invaluable. Examination candidates who need an authoritative, concise, and clinically relevant guide to the cardiovascular system will find it extremely useful.

    A companion website featuring cases from this and previous editions, along with additional summary revision aids, is available at www.ataglanceseries.com/cardiovascular.

  • The Teacher′s Big Book of Graphic Organizers: 100 Reproducible Organizers that Help Kids with Reading, Writing, and the Content Areas

    Tap into the power of graphic organizers for classroom success

    Veteran educator and NCTE trainer Katherine McKnight shows how students can use graphic organizers as an important tool to organize new information. Providing a visual representation that uses symbols to express ideas, concepts, and convey meaning, graphic organizers help to depict relationships between facts, terms, and ideas. The author demonstrates how graphic organizers have proven to be a powerful teaching and learning strategy.

    • Includes 100 graphic organizers-more than any comparable book
    • Included graphic organizers can be used before-, during-, and after-learning activities across the content areas
    • Contains easy-to-follow instructions for teachers on how to use and adapt the book?s graphic organizers
    • Offers strategies for teachers to create their own graphic organizers for different grade levels

    The author Katherine McKnight is a noted literacy educator.

  • Construction Management JumpStart: The Best First Step Toward a Career in Construction Management

    Launch your career in construction management with this one-of-a-kind book

    The construction management industry is expected to increase employment by 16 percent over the next decade. This second edition of a bestselling introduction to construction management walks you through each stage of the construction management process.

    Written from the constructor?s perspective, this book will familiarize you with all the construction management fundamentals and how Building Information Modeling (BIM) is impacting the construction management profession.

    • Covers interoperability of technology advances in the construction industry
    • Explains how BIM is challenging the traditional approach to project delivery and how this affects the constructor?s role
    • Elaborates each stage of the design and construction process and the tasks associated with each of them
    • Shows step-by-step how to estimate project costs, administer contracts, manage job site and construction operations, plan and schedule a project, monitor project performance, manage project quality and safety, and assess project risks
    • Provides review questions at the end of each chapter to help enforce understanding

    The tried-and-true project management principles presented in this book will help ensure you a successful start to your career.

  • How an Economy Grows and Why It Crashes-

    How an Economy Grows and Why it Crashes uses illustration, humor, and accessible storytelling to explain complex topics of economic growth and monetary systems. In it, economic expert and bestselling author of Crash Proof, Peter Schiff teams up with his brother Andrew to apply their signature "take no prisoners" logic to expose the glaring fallacies that have become so ingrained in our country?s economic conversation.

    Inspired by How an Economy Grows and Why It Doesn?t?a previously published book by the Schiffs? father Irwin, a widely published economist and activist?How an Economy Grows and Why It Crashes incorporates the spirit of the original while tackling the latest economic issues.With wit and humor, the Schiffs explain the roots of economic growth, the uses of capital, the destructive nature of consumer credit, the source of inflation, the importance of trade, savings, and risk, and many other topical principles of economics.

    The tales told here may appear simple of the surface, but they will leave you with a powerful understanding of How an Economy Grows and Why it Crashes.

  • Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Restructurings

    Modern restructuring techniques for a global business landscape

    Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Restructurings, Fifth Edition carefully analyzes the strategies and motives that inspire M&As, the laws and rules that govern the field, as well as the offensive and defensive techniques of hostile acquisitions.

    • Incorporates updated research, graphs, and case studies on the private equity market, ethics, legal frameworks, and corporate governance
    • Expanded and updated chapters on corporate governance, joint ventures and strategic alliances and valuation
    • Expanded global treatment of the field of M&A
    • Shows business managers and financial executives how corporate restructuring can be used successfully in any company
    • Looks at the most effective offensive and defensive tactics in hostile bids
    • Reviews the impact on shareholder wealth on a variety of takeover actions
    • Packed with the most up-to-date research, graphs, and case studies, Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Restructurings, Fifth Edition provides a fresh perspective on M&As in today?s global business landscape.

  • Visual Six Sigma: Making Data Analysis Lean

    Because of its unique visual emphasis, Visual Six Sigma opens the doors for you to take an active role in data-driven decision making, empowering you to leverage your contextual knowledge to pose relevant questions and make sound decisions.

    This book shows you how to leverage dynamic visualization and exploratory data analysis techniques to:

    • See the sources of variation in your data
    • Search for clues in your data to construct hypotheses about underlying behavior
    • Identify key drivers and models
    • Shape and build your own real-world Six Sigma experience

    Whether you work involves a Six Sigma improvement project, a design project, a data-mining inquiry, or a scientific study, this practical breakthrough guide equips you with the strategies, process, and road map to put Visual Six Sigma to work for your company.

    Broaden and deepen your implementation of Visual Six Sigma with the intuitive and easy-to-use tools found in Visual Six Sigma: Making Data Analysis Lean.

  • Occupational and Environmental Lung Diseases: Diseases from Work, Home, Outdoor and Other Exposures

    Documents both environmental and work-related causes of lung disease

    Unlike other books on the subject, this new volume approaches occupational and environmental lung disease from the starting point of the patient who comes to the physician with respiratory symptoms. The authors recognize that potentially harmful exposures occur not only in the work environment, but also as a result of hobbies or other leisure activities, or from outdoor air pollution, and it is up the physician to identify whether a particular job or hobby is the cause of the patient s respiratory symptoms.
    To help you arrive at a differential diagnosis, chapters in the book are arranged by job or exposure, and are divided into 5 sections:

    • Personal environment
    • Home environment
    • Other indoor environments
    • Work environment
    • General environment

    Each is written by an expert in the specific topic and provides pragmatic information for the practicing physician. This practical book is an invaluable resource that belongs close at hand for all physicians dealing with patients experiencing respiratory symptoms.

  • It Takes a Pillage: An Epic Tale of Power, Deceit, and Untold Trillions

    A former Wall Street manager turned muckraking journalist gets inside how the banks looted the Treasury, stole the bailout, and continued with business as usual We all watched as packs of former Big Financiers commandeered posts in Washington and lavished trillions in bailouts to "save" big Wall Street firms that used that money for anything and everything except to fill in Main Street?s potholes. We all watched as Wall Street heavyweights fought tooth and nail to declaw financial reform and won. Former Wall Streeter Nomi Prins has been watching, too, and she is not going to let them get away with it. More than just an angry populist, commentator stuck on the sidelines, Prins understand Big Finance and big money and big schemes-and in this book she exposes the fundamental follies of our economic system and the schemes of the bigwigs who have no intention of letting it change. Remarkably combines detail, clarity, and narrative momentum, revealing all the ways in banks gamed the system to get the most money with the least oversight. Exposes the power-bankers who bagged more than $5 billion in compensation before and after their companies grabbed more than a trillion dollars in federal bailout subsidies-and how the government?s indignation at this didn?t lead to change. Shows how the most egregious pillagers work at the Fed and Treasury department, detailing how Hank Paulson, Ben Bernanke, and Tim Geithner siphoned off $10.7 trillion from the public?s future for Big Finance?s present, all the while telling us it was for our own good. Slams a financial system that will not change, if our government doesn?t force it to change, no matter what happens in the so-called free market and why the ?sweeping? financial reform bill passed after Wall Street reconsolidated its power, is anything but sweeping or reformative. Written by a former managing director at Goldman Sachs, now a senior fellow at Demos, who writes regularly on corruption in Washington and Wall Street for news outlets ranging from Fortune to Mother Jones . If you?re still enraged and frustrated with how the bank bailout went bust for the American people, or how Wall Street continues to operate as if the rest of the world doesn?t matter, or how the banks are once again rolling in outsized profits and obscene bonuses while average Americans continue to struggle through a bleak landscape of foreclosures and job loss, It Takes a Pillage gives voice to your outrage, and provides a deeper insight into what we really have to be angry about and how we can fight for some real change.

  • SolidWorks Administration Bible

    What you need to prepare, install, and maintain SolidWorks

    It?s not enough to know how to use SolidWorks, if your job also requires you to install or maintain it, train new users, and implement standards. This in-depth guide was written for those of you who have to actually manage your company?s SolidWorks system. From hardware selection to helping users to licensing and more, this is the everyday, bread-and-butter SolidWorks administration resource that IT and CAD managers have been seeking.

    • SolidWorks is a powerful 3D solid modeling system that is popular with CAD users everywhere, but often leaves IT administrators in the dark as to how to manage it; this essential guide covers SolidWorks admin for both IT staff and CAD users
    • Walks you through preparing, installing, and maintaining SolidWorks
    • Covers setting up shared libraries, automated deployment tools, licensing, updates and upgrades, support and troubleshooting, standardization, and collaboration

    Get the high-level assistance you need to efficiently manage SolidWorks in your enterprise or small business.

    Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

  • Occupational Therapy and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

    This is a practical guide for Occupational Therapists and others who provide services to people who have Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The goal of the book is to deepen the readers understanding of the support that occupational therapists can offer to families who are affected by this condition. Written by experienced occupational therapists with a special interest in Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The book will provide information and support to therapists who may be working in isolation, or who rarely work with this client group. It is for the experienced therapist as well as the student. Each chapter of this book gives a clear and comprehensive description of different aspects of occupational therapy assessments and interventions.

  • Incredible iPhone Apps For Dummies®

    A full-color directory of must-have iPhone and iPod touch apps!

    The App Store allows you to browse and download thousands of applications that were developed with the iPhone SDK and published through Apple. The popularity of iPhone and iPod touch apps is exploding and this handy guide helps you sort through the tens of thousands of available apps so you can find the ones that are ideal for you.

    Packed with tips and tricks on how to make the most of each app, this book escorts you through a vast selection of apps and then helps you narrow down the most essential and most entertaining apps for your needs and interests. You?ll encounter amazing apps in business, education, entertainment, finance, cooking, nutrition, games, healthcare, news, music, social networking, news, weather, and more.

    • Helps you sort through the tens of thousands of available apps for the iPhone and iPod touch so you can find what's right for you
    • Shares unique tips and tricks for making the most of the apps that appeal to you
    • Shows you a variety of apps in the fields of weather, news, photography, cooking, entertainment, business, education, healthcare, social networking, sports, and more
    • Presents information in the straightforward but fun language that defines the For Dummies series

    With Incredible iPhone Apps For Dummies, you?ll discover how to have fun, get more done, and make the most of your iPhone or iPod touch.

  • Handbook of Health Social Work

    Thoroughly revised and updated, this is the only comprehensive handbook of its kind covering the diverse field of health social work. Its evidence-based overview of contemporary social work practice in health care is written from a wellness perspective, covering the spectrum of health social work settings with contributions from a wide range of experts. Both a foundation for social work practice in health care and a guide for strategy, policy, and program development, this handbook provides social work students and practitioners with the skills they need to use evidence-based models in their practice.

  • Caring for Older People in the Community

    Caring for older people encompasses complex physical, social andpsychological needs, and poses many diverse challenges for nurses.Caring for Older People in the Community provides nurses with an upto date practical resource that explores these challenges.

    Throughout the book the use of reflection points and scenariosenable the reader to reflect on current issues and consider howunderpinning theory supports practice. Each chapter is evidencebased and fully referenced, with full contact details ofcharities.  This book will appeal to health and social carepractitioners working in community settings, and will help nursesmeet the challenge of nursing and the ageing population withempathy and understanding of diverse needs

  • Kellogg on Marketing

    The business classic, fully revised and updated for today?s marketers

    The second edition of Kellogg on Marketing provides a unique and highly regarded perspective on both the basics of marketing and on new issues that are challenging businesses today.

    • Includes more than 60% new material on both fundamental marketing concepts and hot topics such as Product Innovation, Social Media, Marketing to Consumers at the Bottom of the Pyramid, and Internal Branding
    • With a foreword by Philip Kotler
    • The Kellogg School of Management is recognized around the world as the leading MBA program in Marketing

    Along with the new material, the core concepts covered in the first edition have all been updated-including targeting and positioning, segmentation, consumer insights, and more. This is a must-have marketing reference.

  • Edge of the Universe: A Voyage to the Cosmic Horizon and Beyond

    An accessible look at the mysteries that lurk at the edge of the known universe and beyond

    The observable universe, the part we can see with telescopes, is incredibly vast. Yet recent theories suggest that there is far more to the universe than what our instruments record in fact, it could be infinite. Colossal flows of galaxies, large empty regions called voids, and other unexplained phenomena offer clues that our own "bubble universe" could be part of a greater realm called the multiverse. How big is the observable universe? What it is made of? What lies beyond it? Was there a time before the Big Bang? Could space have unseen dimensions? In this book, physicist and science writer Paul Halpern explains what we know and what we hope to soon find out about our extraordinary cosmos.

    • Explains what we know about the Big Bang, the accelerating universe, dark energy, dark flow, and dark matter to examine some of the theories about the content of the universe and why its edge is getting farther away from us faster
    • Explores the idea that the observable universe could be a hologram and that everything that happens within it might be written on its edge
    • Written by physicist and popular science writer Paul Halpern, whose other books include Collider: The Search for the World?s Smallest Particles, and What?s Science Ever Done For Us: What the Simpsons Can Teach Us About Physics, Robots, Life, and the Universe

  • Diagnostic Imaging: Includes Wiley E-Text

    Diagnostic Imaging will help medical students, junior doctors, residents and trainee radiologists understand the principles behind interpreting all forms of imaging. Providing a balanced account of all the imaging modalities available including plain film, ultrasound, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, radionuclide imaging and interventional radiology it explains the techniques used and the indications for their use.

    Organised by body system, it covers all anatomical regions. In each region the authors discuss the most suitable imaging technique and provide guidelines for interpretation, illustrating clinical problems with normal and abnormal images.

    Diagnostic Imaging is extensively illustrated throughout, featuring high quality full-colour images and more than 600 photographs. The images are downloadable in PowerPoint format from the brand new companion website at www.wileydiagnosticimaging.com, which also has over 100 interactive MCQs, to aid learning and teaching.

    When you purchase the book you also receive access to the Wiley E-Text: Powered by VitalSource. This is an interactive digital version of the book, featuring downloadable text and images, highlighting and note-taking facilities, bookmarking, cross-referencing, in-text searching, and linking to references and abbreviations. Diagnostic Imaging is also available on CourseSmart, offering extra functionality as well as an immediate way to access the book. For more details, see www.coursesmart.com or The Anytime, Anywhere Textbook section.

  • Project Management in Practice

    Offering streamlined coverage with an applied approach, Project Management in Practice, 4th Edition focuses on the essentials of project management.  This concise, hands-on text is ideal for a one semester, or brief module on project management. The textbook is organized around the project management life cycle and it provides students with essential project management concepts, with a focus on PMBOK, the Project Management Body of Knowledge. (The Project Management Institute runs the PMBOK certification program).

    This new edition features improved teaching resources including an Instructor?s Manual and PowerPoint slides and provides better cases, end-of chapter problems and exercises for an overall greater understanding of the material.


    • Written in a clear and accessible style, focusing on the basic fundamentals of project management.
    • This latest edition includes an access code to a 140 day trial of Crystal Ball risk analysis software
    • The organisation of the book follows the project management life cycle, mirroring the way a real-world project would be executed


  • The Nice Girl Syndrome: Stop Being Manipulated and Abused -- and Start Standing Up for Yourself

    How women can overcome the pressure to please others and feel free to be their true selves

    Are you too nice for your own good? Do family members manipulate you? Do coworkers take advantage of you? If this sounds familiar, read The Nice Girl Syndrome. In this breakthrough guide, renowned author and therapist Beverly Engel, who has helped thousands of women recognize and leave emotionally abusive relationships, can show you how to take control of your life and take care of yourself.

    Engel explains that women today simply cannot afford to be Nice Girls, because women who are too nice send the message that they are easy targets and are much more likely to be victimized emotionally, physically, and sexually. She identifies the seven different types of Nice Girls and helps you understand which type or types might apply to you. Engel helps you determine whether the Nice Girl Syndrome is keeping you in an abusive relationship or in manipulative situations and helps you change Nice Girl beliefs and behaviors that are holding you back.

    • Shows you how to confront the beliefs and behaviors that keep you stuck in a Nice Girl act as you replace them with healthier, more empowering ones
    • Includes inspiring stories of women Engel has worked with who have found the courage and strength to stop taking abuse and start standing up for themselves
    • "This book will challenge, entertain, and empower its readers."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
    • Written by renowned author and therapist Beverly Engel, who has helped thousands of women recognize and leave emotionally abusive relationships

    Filled with wise advice, powerful exercises, and practical prescriptions, The Nice Girl Syndrome shows you step by step how to take control of your life and be your own strong woman.

  • The HIP Investor: Make Bigger Profits by Building a Better World

    A new breed of investing that combines making more money and making a difference

    First there were the "Profiteers," investors who sought to make money regardless of the cost to society. Then came the "Do-Gooders," investors who avoided "bad" companies and supported "good" ones, based on philosophy over financials. Now this book introduces a brand new breed of investor: The HIP Investor.

    Written for those who want to profit handsomely while also building a better world, it will help you discover companies that are boosting the bottom line by solving key human needs through innovative products and services-benefiting customers, engaging employees, and delivering sustainable, profitable growth for their investors. That?s the Human Impact + Profit, or HIP, approach.

    In The HIP Investor, R. Paul Herman-creator of the HIP methodology-introduces a revolutionary system that allows investors to profit and make a positive impact. It values measurable results over policies and philosophies, and shows how higher-performing companies can deliver both human impact and profit for shareholders. This book

    • Provides a compelling, easy to use "investor tool-kit" so you can quickly "HIP" your portfolio
    • Reveals the three questions you should ask when looking for a company to invest in
    • Illustrates how world problems can be solved for profit by companies and investors making informed decisions

    You can make money while making a difference, and The HIP Investor is here to show you how.

  • Principles and Practices of Biological Mass Spectrometry

    Now in a revised and updated edition, this book provides biological sciences professionals with the fundamentals of contemporary mass spectrometry so that they can confidently choose and apply the best instrumentation and experimental approaches for their needs. The new edition now includes metabolomics, proteomics, protein-protein interactions and networks, MALDI, ESI, and nanoESI, as well as more applications for real-world problems. The only single-volume guide available, this text combines coverage of the latest instrumentation, techniques, and applications, making it an excellent working resource for experts and novices alike.

  • Subband Adaptive Filtering: Theory and Implementation

    Subband adaptive filtering is rapidly becoming one of the most effective techniques for reducing computational complexity and improving the convergence rate of algorithms in adaptive signal processing applications. This book provides an introductory, yet extensive guide on the theory of various subband adaptive filtering techniques. For beginners, the authors discuss the basic principles that underlie the design and implementation of subband adaptive filters. For advanced readers, a comprehensive coverage of recent developments, such as multiband tap weight adaptation, delayless architectures, and filter bank design methods for reducing band edge effects are included. Several analysis techniques and complexity evaluation are also introduced in this book to provide better understanding of subband adaptive filtering. This book bridges the gaps between the mixed domain natures of subband adaptive filtering techniques and provides enough depth to the material augmented by many MATLAB® functions and examples.

    Key Features:

    • Acts as a timely introduction for researchers, graduate students and engineers who want to design and deploy subband adaptive filters in their research and applications.
    • Bridges the gaps between two distinct domains: adaptive filter theory and multirate signal processing.
    • Uses a practical approach through MATLAB®-based source programs on the accompanying CD.
    • Includes more than 100 M-files, allowing readers to modify the code for different algorithms and applications and to gain more insight into the theory and concepts of subband adaptive filters.

    Subband Adaptive Filtering is aimed primarily at practicing engineers, as well as senior undergraduate and graduate students. It will also be of interest to researchers, technical managers, and computer scientists.

  • Improving Survey Response: Lessons Learned from the European Social Survey

    High response rates have traditionally been considered as one ofthe main indicators of survey quality. Obtaining high responserates is sometimes difficult and expensive, but clearly plays abeneficial role in terms of improving data quality. It is becomingincreasingly clear, however, that simply boosting response toachieve a higher response rate will not in itself eradicatenonresponse bias. In this book the authors argue that high responserates should not be seen as a goal in themselves, but rather aspart of an overall survey quality strategy based on randomprobability sampling and aimed at minimising nonresponse bias.

    Key features of Improving Survey Response:

    • A detailed coverage of nonresponse issues, including a uniqueexamination of cross-national survey nonresponse processes andoutcomes.
    • A discussion of the potential causes of nonresponse andpractical strategies to combat it.
    • A detailed examination of the impact of nonresponse and oftechniques for adjusting for it once it has occurred.
    • Examples of best practices and experiments drawn from 25European countries.
    • Supplemented by the European Social Survey (ESS) websites,containing materials for the measurement and analysis ofnonresponse based on detailed country-level response processdatasets.

    The book is designed to help survey researchers and thosecommissioning surveys by explaining how to prioritise the reductionof nonresponse bias rather than focusing on increasing the overallresponse rate. It shows substantive researchers how nonresponse canimpact on substantive outcomes.

  • Achieving Excellence in Fundraising

    The third edition of this acclaimed resource, Achieving Excellence in Fundraising, explains the fundraising profession?s major principles, concepts, and techniques. With contributions from noted experts in the field, and filled with illustrative examples, this book demonstrates why fundraising is a strategic management discipline and clearly defines each step in the fundraising cycle.

    Praise for the Third Edition of Achieving Excellence in Fundraising

    "Achieving Excellence in Fundraising brings together the voices of leaders in the field with the research expertise of the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. This winning combination makes the updated third edition an excellent resource for everyone engaged in nonprofit fundraising."
    John Lippincott, president, Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)

    "This book is the best road map coupled with creative approaches to the practice of fund development you will find. The sections addressing donor interest and stewardship alone are worth the price. Take time to enhance your fundraising skills, and, most importantly,increase your fundraising results. Tempel, Seiler, and Aldrich have collaborated on apublication worthy of serious study."
    William C. McGinly, president and CEO, Association for Healthcare Philanthropy

    "The third edition of this seminal piece of literature, Achieving Excellence in Fundraising, is a wonderful continuation of a legacy that provides the nonprofit sector with a thoughtful, comprehensive, and well-organized approach to contemporary and ethical fundraising practices. The legacy lives on!"
    Denny Smith, president and CEO, CFRE International

    "One of the most significant challenges that the grantee organizations of foundations face is building sustainable resources. Achieving Excellence in Fundraising will help them build the fundraising program they need to do so."
    Steve Gunderson, president and CEO, Council on Foundations

    "Today?s donors seek new philanthropic experiences. Achieving Excellence in Fundraising couples the importance of good stewardship and relationships with innovation, engagement, and long-term results. This third edition takes a critical new look at a classic sector must-read."
    Brian Gallagher, president and CEO, United Way Worldwide

  • Better Homes and Gardens Complete Guide to Container Gardening

    This photo-driven guide to container gardens of all kinds. Comes complete with recipes and ingredient lists that readers can use as a handy shopping list. The easy-to-follow reference format is filled with helpful advice on choosing potting soils, selecting plants that work together, tips on planting the container, and caring for the garden--everything readers need to know to recreate these beautiful gardens at home. More than 125 container recipes, each complete with a color photo, planting plan, tips on growing, and a shopping list. Over 500 beautiful photos and illustrations, including garden photos, plant ID photos, how-to photos, and step-by-step projects. Includes great container garden decorating ideas and can-do plant combinations, ideas for hanging baskets, and edible garden plans and helpful hints. Each recipe chapter begins with beautiful inspirational photos and essential information about pots, plants, and sites for container gardens. Many recipes include detailed step-by-step projects that show-and-tell in depth how to achieve what is shown, such as a window box butterfly garden and a container with seasonal plant change-outs. Hard-working captions provide readers wtih specific plant names and useful information. Bonus tips from the Better Homes & Gardens Test Garden, basic gardening advice, plant substitutions for different situations, and garden design insights.

  • Introduction to Fixed Income Analytics: Relative Value Analysis, Risk Measures and Valuation

    A comprehensive introduction to the key concepts of fixed income analytics

    The First Edition of Introduction to Fixed Income Analytics skillfully covered the fundamentals of this discipline and was the first book to feature Bloomberg screens in examples and illustrations. Since publication over eight years ago, the markets have experienced cathartic change.

    That?s why authors Frank Fabozzi and Steven Mann have returned with a fully updated Second Edition. This reliable resource reflects current economic conditions, and offers additional chapters on relative value analysis, value-at-risk measures and information on instruments like TIPS (treasury inflation protected securities).

    • Offers insights into value-at-risk, relative value measures, convertible bond analysis, and much more
    • Includes updated charts and descriptions using Bloomberg screens
    • Covers important analytical concepts used by portfolio managers

    Understanding fixed-income analytics is essential in today?s dynamic financial environment. The Second Edition of Introduction to Fixed Income Analytics will help you build a solid foundation in this field.

  • The Dragonfly Effect: Quick, Effective, and Powerful Ways To Use Social Media to Drive Social Change

    Proven strategies for harnessing the power of social media to drive social change

    Many books teach the mechanics of using Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to compete in business. But no book addresses how to harness the incredible power of social media to make a difference. The Dragonfly Effect shows you how to tap social media and consumer psychological insights to achieve a single, concrete goal. Named for the only insect that is able to move in any direction when its four wings are working in concert, this book

    • Reveals the four "wings" of the Dragonfly Effect-and how they work together to produce colossal results
    • Features original case studies of global organizations like the Gap, Starbucks, Kiva, Nike, eBay, Facebook; and start-ups like Groupon and COOKPAD, showing how they achieve social good and customer loyalty
    • Leverage the power of design thinking and psychological research with practical strategies
    • Reveals how everyday people achieve unprecedented results-whether finding an almost impossible bone marrow match for a friend, raising millions for cancer research, or electing the current president of the United States

    The Dragonfly Effect shows that you don?t need money or power to inspire seismic change.

  • Managing For Dummies

    The fast and easy way to learn how to manage people, projects, and teams

    Being a manager can be an intimidating and challenging task. Managing involves teaching new skills to employees, helping land a new customer, accomplishing an important assignment, increasing performance, and much more. The process of management can be very challenging at times, but it can also bring you a sense of fulfillment that you never imagined possible.

    Managing For Dummies, 3rd Edition is perfect for all levels of managers. This clearly written, easy-to-understand guide gives you practical advice on the most important aspects of managing, such as delegating as opposed to ordering, improving employees? performances, getting your message across, understanding ethics and office policies, team building and collaboration, and much more.

    • Tips and advice for new and experienced managers
    • All-new chapters on employee encouragement and corporate social responsibility
    • Guidance on managing employees by leveraging the power of the Internet

    Managing in today?s lightning-speed business world requires that you have the latest information and techniques for getting the job done. Managing For Dummies, 3rd Edition provides you with straightforward advice and up-to-the-minute strategies for dealing with anything that comes your way.

  • OSx86: Creating a Hackintosh

    Unique guide to installing Apple?s Mac OS X software on non-Apple hardware

    If you?ve always wished you could install Apple?s rock solid Mac OS X on your non-Apple notebook, budget PC, or power-tower PC, wish no more. Yes, you can, and this intriguing book shows you exactly how. Walk through these step-by-step instructions, and you?ll end up knowing more about Apple?s celebrated OS than many of the most devoted Mac fans. You?ll learn to build OS X-ready machines, as well as how to install, use, and program OS X.

    • Now that Apple computers are based on the Intel platform, the same as most PCs, rogue developers in droves are installing Mac OS X on PCs, including those based on the AMD and Atom processors; this is the first book to show how to create an OSx86 machine running OS X
    • Provides step-by-step instruction on the installation, use, and programming of OS X on your existing computer, as well as how to build OS X-ready machines
    • Helps you avoid pitfalls and common problems associated with running Apple software on PC hardware
    • Offers numerous practical hints, tips, and illustrations

    Create your own Hackintosh with this essential guide.

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPI): Developing, Implementing, and Using Winning KPIs

    An in-depth look at how to create and use key performance indicators (KPIs), from the King of KPIs now updated and expanded!

    By exploring measures that have transformed businesses, David Parmenter has developed a methodology that is breathtaking in its simplicity and yet profound in its impact. Now in an updated and expanded Second Edition, Key Performance Indicators is a proactive guide representing a significant shift in the way KPIs are developed and used, with an abundance of implementation tools, including:
    • The four foundation stones that lead the development and use of KPIs
    • A 12-step model for developing and using KPIs with guidelines
    • A KPI resource kit including worksheets, workshop programs, and questionnaires
    • A new and pragmatic approach to finding critical success factors
    • Over 300 performance measures
    • Implementation variations for small to medium enterprises and not-for-profit organizations
    • New implementation short cuts
    • How to brainstorm performance measures
    • Templates for reporting performance measures
    • A resource kit for a consultant who is acting as a coach / facilitator to the in-house project team

    Now including a discussion of critical success factors, as well as new chapters that focus on implementations issues and ?how to sections? on finding your CSFs and brainstorming the performance measures that report progress within the CSFs, Key Performance Indicators, Second Edition will help you identify and track your organization?s KPIs to ensure continued and increased success.

  • Principles and Practice of Skin Toxicology

    Written by authorities in the field, this book provides a bottom up approach to studying skin toxicology. Principles and Practice of Skin Toxicology clearly outlines basic concepts, cites historical and modern references and contains a dictionary for easy reference. The inclusion of global legislation and regulatory aspects on the topic makes this a comprehensive review for every practitioner, clinical researcher in industry and academia, and MSc and PhD student of toxicology.

    • Different sections cover skin structure and function, principles and measurement of skin absorption, clinical aspects of dermal toxicity and in vitro alternatives. 
    • A section on regulatory and legislative aspects includes case studies from the UK that fulfill European Union and US FDA requirements.
    • A glossary provides definitions of technical terms, and the chapters contain an introduction, learning boxes and summary section for ease of use. 
    • Includes a chapter on drug delivery through the skin.
    • Addresses risk assessment: a key area for the interpretation of skin absorption data that is rarely covered.

  • Introduction to Computer Science Using Python: A Computational Problem-Solving Focus

    Introduction to Computer Science Using Python: A Computational Problem-Solving Focus,recommended by Guido van Rossum, the creator of Python ( This is not your average Python book I think this book is a great text for anyone teaching CS1 ). With a focus on computational problem solving from Chapter 1, this text provides numerous hands-on exercises and examples, each chapter ending with a significant-size program demonstrating the step-by-step process of program development, testing, and debugging. A final chapter includes the history of computing, starting with Charles Babbage, containing over 65 historical images. An end-of-book Python 3 Programmers Reference is also included for quick lookup of Python details. Extensive instructor materials are provided for those adopting for classroom use, including an instructors manual, over 1,000 well-developed slides covering all fundamental topics of each chapter, source code, and test bank. 

  • Leading Organization Design: How to Make Organization Design Decisions to Drive the Results You Want

    Business leaders recognize the need to continually align their organizations to changes in the marketplace and are seeking guidance from both internal and external practitioners. This book helps consultants; HR and organization development professionals understand of the process needed and best practices for implementing, evaluating, and adjusting their organization designs in complex organizations. It offers step-by-step guidance for setting up effective governance and management processes to execute a design, and offers insight into helping leaders gain the skills needed to put the design into action.

  • Designing Effective Instruction

    Updated and revised, the sixth edition equips educators with practical skills for successful instructional design. Two new chapters have been added to offer the most current information in the field. One addresses the unique design challenges and opportunities when working with different technologies. It also illustrates how to apply and adapt the design model when working with these technologies. The other presents a combination of information on the ID proposal and project management. A new section also discusses the alternatives to the traditional design process. In addition, educators will find more information about the role of the designer, which they ll be able to apply in the classroom.

  • Upgrading and Fixing Computers Do-it-Yourself For Dummies

    An illustrated, step-by-step guide to repairs and upgrades

    Whether you want to prepare your computer for Windows 7, avoid investing in a new one, or just "go green", this fully illustrated guide has what you need. You?ll learn how to add printers and new keyboards, boost your PC?s performance and increase memory, improve power consumption, rev up your multimedia capacity, and much more. Step-by-step instructions are accompanied by photos that show you exactly what you should see at every stage.

    • Learn to perform basic upgrades and prepare your PC for high-speed Internet connections, network connections, and added security, all with fully illustrated instructions
    • Find out how to expand memory, enhance speed, and update your computer?s power supply
    • Prepare an old computer for Windows 7 and beef up your capacity for multimedia

    Upgrading & Fixing Computers Do-It-Yourself For Dummies is a show-and-tell course in making your PC happy, healthy, and green.

  • Advanced Techniques in Diagnostic Cellular Pathology

    In recent years cellular pathology has become more closely involvedin the direct management of patients with the introduction ofmolecular technologies and targeted therapies. AdvancedTechniques in Diagnostic Cellular Pathology introduces studentsand professionals to these concepts and the key technologies thatare influencing clinical practice today.

    Each chapter is carefully structured to introduce the verylatest techniques and describe their clinical purpose, principle,method and application in cellular pathology. The advantages ofvarious methods for preparing, observing and demonstrating cellsand tissues employed to assist in diagnosis are explored, inaddition to the use of quantitative methods in the detection anddiagnosis of disease. Supplementary web-based material includingannotated virtual microscope slides is available with the book.This is provided courtesy of i-Path Diagnostics Ltd and can beaccessed online from their website www.pathxl.com

    • Describes the very latest, emerging and established molecularaspects of diagnostic pathology.
    • A clear, focused approach with each chapter containing asummary, a review of basic principles and clinicalapplications.
    • Includes web-based annotated virtual microscope slides.
    • Contributions from experienced practitioners contain numerousreal-world examples illustrating the use of different diagnostictechniques, and their clinical relevance

    Written by a team of experienced practitioners this book willprove invaluable both to postgraduate biomedical science studentswho are training to be cellular pathologists and to professionalsworking in diagnostic and research laboratories as part of theircontinuing professional development.

  • Introduction to Flat Panel Displays

    Flat Panel Displays (FPDs) are a frequent feature in our dailylives, used in mobile phones, laptop computers, desktop computermonitors and TVs. Several display technologies have been developedfor FPDs, such as liquid crystal display (LCD), plasma displaypanel (PDP), light emitting diode (LED), organic light emittingdevice (OLED) and field emission display (FED).


    Introduction to Flat Panel Displays describes thefundamental sciences behind each display technology: LCD, PDP, LED,OLED and FED including carbon nanotubes. It contains a comparativeanalysis of the different display technologies in which detailedoverviews of each technology are linked together so as to provide acomprehensive reference for students and display engineers, alike.Solved problems as well as homework problems are provided in eachchapter to help consolidate students reading, as well assolutions hosted on an accompanying website.

    Features include:

    • the classifications and specifications of display technologiesas guidelines for developing a display and judging theirperformances;

    • principles for designing color displays with good colorsaturation and wide color gamut;

    • basic operating principles of thin-film transistors (TFTs) andtheir applications to state-of-the-art TFT-LCD and TFT-OLED;

    • an overview of FED fundamentals comprising the  physics offield emission, as well as FED structure and displaymechanism.

    Senior undergraduate and graduate students taking courses inengineering, physics and chemistry will benefit from the systematicapproach used throughout the book, which will help to preparestudents for entry into a display profession. Display engineers,research scientists and technicians working on the development offlat panel display technology will also find this book aninvaluable resource. Comparisons of the strengths and weaknesses ofeach of the display technologies will help professionals to decidewhich to use for their applications.

    The Society for Information Display (SID) is an internationalsociety, which has the aim of encouraging the development of allaspects of the field of information display. Complementary to theaims of the society, the Wiley-SID series is intended to explainthe latest developments in information display technology at aprofessional level. The broad scope of the series addresses allfacets of information displays from technical aspects throughsystems and prototypes to standards and ergonomics

  • The Little Book of Big Dividends: A Safe Formula for Guaranteed Returns

    Everyone needs to invest, but where do you invest during bear markets?

    The massive stock declines over the past year have eroded savings, but this doesn?t mean you should stuff your money under a mattress. It needs to be put to work getting some return so that it will grow.

    Smart investors will turn to high dividend paying stocks to get a stable and growing stream of income. Dividend investing-that provides an income beyond any gain in the share price-may be the investor?s best weapon. Dividends are safe, largely reliable, and maybe at the their cheapest levels in many years. While the best paying dividend stocks of recent years, such as financials, took a huge beating in 2008, opportunities will abound in 2010 and beyond-if you know where to look.

    In The Little Book of Big Dividends, dividend stock expert Chuck Carlson presents an action plan for dividend-hungry investors. You?ll learn about the pitfalls, how to find the opportunities, and will learn how to construct a portfolio that generates big, safe dividends easily through the BSD (Big, Safe Dividends) formula. If you?re a bit adventurous, Carlson has you covered, and will teach you how to find big, safe dividends in foreign stocks, preferred stocks, ETFs, real estate investment trusts, and more.

    • Contains the simple tools, strategies, and recommendations for finding big, safe dividends
    • Helps you put a complete portfolio together that pays dividends every month
    • Show you the top dividend paying stocks with their dividend payment dates

    It doesn?t get any easier than this, and in these turbulent times, you can?t afford to ignore the power of dividends. Read The Little Book of Big Dividends and gain a better perspective of how you can protect yourself for the future.

  • CCENT All-In-One For Dummies

    Four information-packed books in one comprehensive package to help networking newcomers prepare for Cisco?s CCENT certification!

    If you?re preparing for your Cisco certification, your road starts with the Cisco CCENT Exam 640-822 ICND1, Cisco?s entry-level exam for new IT professionals. This practical guide covers everything you need to know to get up to speed on routers, switches, and more. CCENT Certification All-in-One For Dummies is really four books-in-one: Networking Basics, Cisco Device Basics, Routing and Switching, and Advanced Topics. With over 600 pages of content and dozens of review questions, this reference will help you ace your exam and serve as a valuable resource throughout your career.

    • Prepares entry-level IT professionals and students for Cisco?s Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Exam 640-822, the standalone test for CCENT certification and the first of two exams for CCNA certification
    • Filled with over 600 pages of content and dozens of review questions
    • Includes four minibooks covering Networking Basics, Cisco Device Basics, Routing and Switching, and Advanced Topics
    • Features bonus files with test engine to simulate actual CCENT Certification Exam and demonstration videos to show you how to perform critical tasks you?ll need to master for your test

    Jumpstart your networking career by earning your CCENT certification with help from For Dummies!

    NOTE: Early editions of this book were sold with a companion disk bound inside the book. To download the companion files that are referenced in the text, go to booksupport.wiley.com and enter the book?s ISBN.

  • Beginning Programming with C++ For Dummies

    An ideal starting point to get a strong grasp of the fundamentals of C++

    C++ is an object-oriented programming language commonly adopted by would-be programmers. This book explores the basic development concepts and techniques of C++ and explains the "how" and "why" of C++ programming from the ground up.

    You?ll discover what goes into creating a program, as well as how to put the various pieces together, deal with standard programming challenges, handle debugging, and make it all work.

    • Details the basics of C++ programming and explores the "how" and "why" of this object-oriented language
    • Addresses the various components that go into creating a program with C++
    • Walks you through common challenges of C++ programming

    Assuming no prior experience, Beginning Programming with C++ For Dummies is a fun and friendly guide to learning the C++ language.

    Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

  • Photographing Washington D.C. Digital Field Guide

    The ideal companion guide for capturing awe-inspiring photos of Washington, D.C.!

    Whether using a compact camera or a high-end dSLR, this companion guide provides you with detailed information for taking spectacular shots of some of the most recognizable architecture in the world. Whether you aim to capture memorable photos of the White House, U.S. Capitol, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, or one of D.C.?s other many remarkable memorials, this portable resource goes where you go and walks you through valuable tips and techniques for taking the best shot possible.

    You ll discover suggested locations for taking photos, recommended equipment, what camera settings to use, best times of day to photograph specific attractions, how to handle weather challenges, and more. In addition, beautiful images of Washington, D.C.?s most breathtaking attractions and recognizable landmarks serve to both inspire and assist you as you embark on an amazing photographic adventure!

    • Elevates your photography skills to a new level with photography secrets from professional photographer John Healey
    • Presents clear, understandable tips and techniques that span all skill levels, using all types of digital cameras, from compact cameras to high end DSLRs
    • Features Washington, D.C.?s main attractions in alphabetical order as well as thumb tabs on the pages so you can quickly and easily access the information you are looking for
    • Shares detailed information and insight on critical topics, such as ideal locations to photograph from, the best time of day to shoot, camera equipment to have handy, weather conditions, and optimal camera settings to consider

    Whether you?re a local familiar with the territory or a visitor seeing our nation?s capital for the first time, this handy guide will help capture fantastic photos!

  • High Dynamic Range Digital Photography For Dummies

    Create amazing HDR photos with this full-color, plain-English guide

    Your secret is safe with us. Even if you don?t have the latest high-end high dynamic range (HDR) camera equipment, you can still create striking images that appear as if you do with the tips, tricks, and techniques in this helpful guide. Discover how to use bracketing effectively, get the most out of a tripod, finesse your photos with Photoshop, and make it all go easier with this practical and inspiring book.

    • Shines a light on HDR-what it is, how it?s done, and what tools you need
    • Walks you through how to take good photographs, from using the right settings to choosing good HDR subjects
    • Demonstrates how to put all your images together in a single photo, including selecting the software, establishing workflow, and creating files
    • Covers how you can clean up digital residue, how to create HDR in black and white, and much more
    • Packed with beautiful and inspiring full-color HDR images to fire your imagination

    Get fresh ideas, avoid mistakes, and produce memorable images with this essential guide.

  • jQuery For Dummies®

    Learn how jQuery can make your Web page or blog stand out from the crowd! jQuery is free, open source software that allows you to extend and customize Joomla!, Drupal, AJAX, and WordPress via plug-ins. Assuming no previous programming experience, Lynn Beighley takes you through the basics of jQuery from the very start. You?ll discover how the jQuery library separates itself from other JavaScript libraries through its ease of use, compactness, and friendliness if you?re a beginner programmer. Written in the easy-to-understand style of the For Dummies brand, this book demonstrates how you can add unique and exciting interactivity to a Web site or WordPress blog, including photo browsers, menus, tab-based navigation, sliding sidepanels, slideshows, transition effects, fade effects, Twitter feeds, and much, much more! Walks you through the capabilities of jQuery, the number one open source JavaScript library that enables you to provide interactivity on a Web site or blog Helps you understand DOM (Document Object Model) scripting, applying CSS classes via JQuery, and adding in special effects and jQuery plug-ins to your site Shows you how to create dazzling special effects on your site, including fades, slide shows, sliding panels, tabbed navigation, and more Explains how to add customized Twitter feeds, RSS feeds to aggregate content on your site, or add a photo browser to a site or blog Introduces ways to create jQuery plug-ins for WordPress, Drupal, and more If you have queries about how you can make your blog or Web site stand apart from the crowd, jQuery For Dummies is the book for you!

  • Fundamentals of Database Management Systems

    Gillenson?s new edition of Fundamentals of Database Management Systems provides concise coverage of the fundamental topics necessary for a deep understanding of the basics. In this issue, there is more emphasis on a practical approach, with new "your turn" boxes and much more coverage in a separate supplement on how to implement databases with Access.

    In every chapter, the author covers concepts first, then show how they?re implemented in continuing case(s.) "Your Turn" boxes appear several times throughout the chapter to apply concepts to projects. And "Concepts in Action" boxes contain examples of concepts used in practice. This pedagogy is easily demonstrable and the text also includes more hands-on exercises and projects and a standard diagramming style for the data modeling diagrams. Furthermore, revised and updated content and organization includes more coverage on database control issues, earlier coverage of SQL, and new coverage on data quality issues.

  • eBay For Seniors For Dummies®

    Expert advice helps seniors find bargains and make money on eBay

    eBay is a great place to help seniors find bargains or supplement their income by selling items. This book offers the basics on buying or selling on eBay with confidence in a format that?s ideal for the senior audience, including a larger print format than traditional For Dummies books.

    Author Marsha Collier is the undisputed authority on eBay. Her advice has helped millions of eBay users navigate the popular shopping and selling site. This book explains how to

    Get your computer ready to use eBay

    Go to the eBay site, sign up, and browse

    Spot good deals, buy items, and pay safely

    Set up your own sale

    Take pictures of your merchandise and get them online

    Receive payment and ship items

    Understand eBay?s fees and rules

    eBay can be fun and profitable. This book makes it easy to get started!

  • Life Coaching For Dummies®

    Become a life coach-for yourself and others-with this practical, informative guide If you?re interested in doing away with negative beliefs, making a significant change in your life, and, finally, create-and live-the life you want, life coaching is the key. In this practical introduction, you will learn the empowering techniques essential to life coaching-including putting together an action plan, getting your priorities straight, staying focused, defining true success, overcoming common obstacles, and coaching yourself to happiness. With more information than ever before, this new updated edition includes material on emotional intelligence and active listening With insights on what to expect from life coaching and how to develop your own life coaching techniques, the book offers sound advice on what it takes to become a professional life coach. If you simply want to create more balance in your life, become more productive, and enjoy a more fulfilling existence, Life Coaching For Dummies holds the answer.

  • Men′s Health: Body, Identity and Social Context

    This book explores the social, political and theoretical underpinnings of the men?s health field. Written by experts in the field, it provides a comprehensive understanding of the relationships between cultural understandings and health-related issues. It looks at important issues such as prostate cancer, chest pain and heart disease and how men experience such problems. It examines sexuality, mental illness and ethnicity as well as the role that sport can play in men?s health outcomes.

  • CliffsNotes AP English Literature and Composition, 3rd Edition

    A new edition of the trusted bestseller

  • The Student′s Companion to Social Policy

    The fourth edition of The Student?s Companion toSocial Policy maintains the text?s inimitable and best-sellingapproach. Written by a wide range of experts in the field, it hasbeen extensively updated and revised to take account of recentdevelopments and debates and changing political and economicconfigurations.   Includes an additional five chapter section on the key themesand issues in the development of social policy in the UK since thenineteenth century New to this edition are chapters addressing emergent areas inthe discipline, new illustrative material, problem-centred reviewquestions, and a dedicated website Provides students with a Companion? which is socomprehensive that it can be used throughout their undergraduateand/or postgraduate studies Meets the needs both of those specializing in social policy orpolicy-related occupations and the wide range of students studyingit as part of other programmes Enhanced by a website available at www.wiley.com/go/alcock4e,featuring student resources including chapter overviews, studyquestions, videos, resource guides, and more

  • Assessment Clear and Simple: A Practical Guide for Institutions, Departments, and General Education

    Assessment Clear and Simple is a concise, step-by-step guide for the assessment process. This practical book provides cost-efficient and useful tools that fulfill the requirements of accreditation agencies, legislatures, and review boards to ensure a simple, successful assessment process. In an easy-to-read manner, Walvoord explores planning, budgeting, and changes in curriculum, pedagogy, and programming. The new edition addresses using standardized tests, portfolios, and e-portfolios for the assessment process, and includes new institution-wide planning tools developed by the author for anyone in higher education.

  • Positioning for Professionals: How Professional Knowledge Firms Can Differentiate Their Way to Success

    It s not the best companies that prevail in the marketplace, but rather the best brands. The goal of business strategy is not just to be better, but different. Learn how to build a differentiating value proposition by clearly and carefully defining your brand boundaries: Calling, Competencies, Customers, and Culture. Positioning for Professionals  shows how a well-defined value proposition can help professional service firms create their own success instead of copying the success of others, including such concepts as: How and why professional service brands become homogenized Why standing for everything is the same as standing for nothing Why there s no such thing as full service Deep and narrow as a strategic imperative Why it s better to be a profit leader than a market leader Differentiation and price premiums How to map your brand on the matrix of relevance and differentiation How to define a value proposition that will make your firm intensely appealing to the customers who want you for what you do best Based on the proven premise that the most profitable business strategy is not to aim at the center of the market, but rather at the edges, Positioning for Professionals  is written for leaders, managers, and other senior executives of service companies in with a particular emphasis on professional service firms.

  • The Five Most Important Questions Self Assessment Tool: Participant Workbook

    Through its two previous editions, the Leader to Leader Institute?s (formerly The Drucker Foundation) bestselling Self-Assessment Tool has helped thousands of nonprofits discover their potential by honing their goals and objectives to their mission. This latest edition continues offers all organizations--in business, government and the social sector--a clear, accessible model for achieving results towards toward their mission and goals. Designed for today?s busy professionals, the workbook challenges readers to ask and answer five provocative core questions, to stimulate both spirited discussions and action within any organization, and to inspire positive change and renewed focus.

  • Halloween Tricks & Treats (Better Homes and Gardens)

    Cool ideas for a personalizing any Halloween party

    From spooky to whimsical and everything in between, Halloween Tricks and Treats is a treasure-trove of neat ideas and helpful how-tos for adding a personal touch to your Halloween parties and celebrations. You'll get instructions for throwing Halloween parties that are festive for the whole family and learn how to make Halloween decorations that will transform your home into the spookiest place on the block. Plus, you'll get tasty recipes for Halloween treats, easy-to-follow craft projects, and step-by-step instructions for making handmade Halloween costumes that are clever, creative, and fun. Geared toward families and jam-packed with great ideas, you'll get

    • Halloween party ideas and kitchen-tested recipes
    • Instructions for making handmade Halloween decorations and holiday crafts
    • Halloween costume patterns and ideas for kids' games

    Halloween Tricks and Treats shows you how to have imaginative Halloween celebrations that are achievable for any level of crafting ability.

  • Dogs All-in-One For Dummies

    The most essential information on dog ownership in one easy-to-navigate book Dogs All-in-One For Dummies offers all dog lovers the latest information you need to choose, raise, and care for your furry best friend from puppyhood to its twilight years. From finding the right dog for your lifestyle and teaching your dog good manners to housetraining, grooming, and knowing when your pet is sick or needs medical attention, this fact-packed guide will serve as your essential dog bible. Features new information on dog showing, agility, going Green, and traveling with your pooch Includes information from Dogs For Dummies, 2nd Edition; Puppies For Dummies, 2nd Edition; Adopting a Pet For Dummies; Choosing a Dog For Dummies; Dog Grooming For Dummies; Dog Health & Nutrition For Dummies; Dog Training For Dummies, 2nd Edition; Dog Tricks & Agility For Dummies 2nd Edition; Housetraining For Dummies, 2nd Edition; Breeding Dogs For Dummies; Mixed Breeds For Dummies; and Understanding Your Dog For Dummies Thorough and timely, Dogs All-in-One For Dummies covers everything from head to tail!

  • Spin Dynamics: Basics of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

    Spin Dynamics: Basics of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, SecondEdition is a comprehensive and modern introduction whichfocuses on those essential principles and concepts needed for athorough understanding of the subject, rather than the practicalaspects. The quantum theory of nuclear magnets is presented withina strong physical framework, supported by figures. 

    The book assumes only a basic knowledge of complex numbers andmatrices, and provides the reader with numerous worked examples andexercises to encourage understanding. With the explicit aim ofcarefully developing the subject from the beginning, the textstarts with coverage of quarks and nucleons and progresses throughto a detailed explanation of several important NMR experiments,including NMR imaging, COSY, NOESY and TROSY. 

    Completely revised and updated, the Second Edition features newmaterial on the properties and distributions of isotopes, chemicalshift anisotropy and quadrupolar interactions, Pake patterns, spinechoes, slice selection in NMR imaging, and a complete new chapteron the NMR spectroscopy of quadrupolar nuclei. New appendices havebeen included on Euler angles, and coherence selection by fieldgradients. As in the first edition, all material is heavilysupported by graphics, much of which is new to thisedition. 

    Written for undergraduates and postgraduate students taking afirst course in NMR spectroscopy and for those needing anup-to-date account of the subject, this multi-disciplinary bookwill appeal to chemical, physical, material, life, medical, earthand environmental scientists. The detailed physical insights willalso make the book of interest for experienced spectroscopists andNMR researchers. 

    An accessible and carefully written introduction,designed to help students to fully understand this complex anddynamic subject

    Takes a multi-disciplinary approach, focusing on basicprinciples and concepts rather than the more practical aspects

    Presents a strong pedagogical approach throughout, withemphasis placed on individual spins to aid understanding

    Includes numerous worked examples, problems, furtherreading and additional notes

    Praise from the reviews of the First Edition:

    "This is an excellent book... that many teachers of NMRspectroscopy will cherish... It deserves to be a classic among NMR spectroscopy texts." NMRIN BIOMEDICINE

    "I strongly recommend this book to everyone it isprobably the best modern comprehensive description of thesubject." ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE, INTERNATIONAL EDITION

  • Driven by Data: A Practical Guide to Improve Instruction

    Driven by Data offers valuable tips and general guidelines about data-based methods and the difficulties surrounding the implementation of data-driven instruction. Through a CD-ROM, this guidebook provides all the tools needed to launch data-driven instruction effectively, such as an implementation rubric, meeting agendas, calendars, assessment templates, and more. Written by Paul Bambrick-Santoyo, who has worked with over 1,000 schools across the nation, the book clearly shows how to maneuver through assessments and statistics. Bambrick-Santoyo offers vital tips, such as: how to create a data culture, how to run a successful data analysis meeting, how to write quality assessments, and how to deal with resistance from your teachers. The book also includes twenty case studies of high-performing schools. School leaders will find this resource useful for achieving remarkable results and immense gains, regardless of the school?s background, leader, or demographic.

    Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

  • Modelling Single-name and Multi-name Credit Derivatives

    Modelling Single-name and Multi-name Credit Derivatives presents an up-to-date, comprehensive, accessible and practical guide to the pricing and risk-management of credit derivatives. It is both a detailed introduction to credit derivative modelling and a reference for those who are already practitioners.

    This book is up-to-date as it covers many of the important developments which have occurred in the credit derivatives market in the past 4-5 years. These include the arrival of the CDS portfolio indices and all of the products based on these indices. In terms of models, this book covers the challenge of modelling single-tranche CDOs in the presence of the correlation skew, as well as the pricing and risk of more recent products such as constant maturity CDS, portfolio swaptions, CDO squareds, credit CPPI and credit CPDOs.

  • Statistics Essentials For Dummies

    Statistics Essentials For Dummies not only provides students enrolled in Statistics I with an excellent high-level overview of key concepts, but it also serves as a reference or refresher for students in upper-level statistics courses. Free of review and ramp-up material, Statistics Essentials For Dummies sticks to the point, with content focused on key course topics only. It provides discrete explanations of essential concepts taught in a typical first semester college-level statistics course, from odds and error margins to confidence intervals and conclusions. This guide is also a perfect reference for parents who need to review critical statistics concepts as they help high school students with homework assignments, as well as for adult learners headed back into the classroom who just need a refresher of the core concepts. The Essentials For Dummies Series Dummies is proud to present our new series, The Essentials For Dummies. Now students who are prepping for exams, preparing to study new material, or who just need a refresher can have a concise, easy-to-understand review guide that covers an entire course by concentrating solely on the most important concepts. From algebra and chemistry to grammar and Spanish, our expert authors focus on the skills students most need to succeed in a subject.

  • Culture of Animal Cells: A Manual of Basic Technique and Specialized Applications

    This is the sixth edition of the leading text in the basic methodology of cell culture, worldwide. Rigorously revised, it features updates on specialized techniques in stem cell research and tissue engineering; updates on molecular hybridization, somatic cell fusion, hybridomas, and DNA transfer; new sections on vitrification and Organotypic Culture, and new chapters on epithelial, mesenchymal, neurectodermal, and hematopoietic cells; germs cells/stemcells/amniocytes; and non-mammalian/avian cells. It is written for graduate students, research and clinical scientists, and technicians and laboratory managers in cell and molecular biology labs and genetics labs.

    PowerPoint slides of the figures as well as other supplementary materials are available at a companion website: www.wiley.com/go/freshney/cellculture

  • Tasting Success: Your Guide to Becoming a Professional Chef

    Tasting Success: Your Guide to Becoming a Professional Chef is for every student in the beginning months of their education, or every new employee just starting out in a new hospitality job. It will be an asset to any introductory course in culinary, foodservice, or the hospitality industry, as well as a benefit for career planning or career development courses, intern or externships, leadership, and organizational development classes, or self study.

    In this book, Chef Charles Carroll expertly coaches students on how to attack their time and plan their future, while giving them encouragement and words of wisdom along the way to ensure success. With its no nonsense, upbeat, and inspiring style, Tasting Success: Your Guide to Becoming a Professional Chef outlines the most important, tangible decisions a young culinary professional can make now to achieve lifelong success, and provides the essential career map every young professional needs to travel the road to culinary career success!

  • CCNA Security Study Guide: Exam 640-553

    A complete study guide for the new CCNA Security certification exam

    In keeping with its status as the leading publisher of CCNA study guides, Sybex introduces the complete guide to the new CCNA security exam. The CCNA Security certification is the first step towards Cisco?s new Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP) and Cisco Certified Internetworking Engineer-Security.

    CCNA Security Study Guide fully covers every exam objective. The companion CD includes the Sybex Test Engine, flashcards, and a PDF of the book.

    • The CCNA Security certification is the first step toward Cisco?s new CCSP and Cisco Certified Internetworking Engineer-Security
    • Describes security threats facing modern network infrastructures and how to mitigate threats to Cisco routers and networks using ACLs
    • Explores implementing AAA on Cisco routers and secure network management and reporting
    • Shows how to implement Cisco IOS firewall and IPS feature sets plus site-to-site VPNs using SDM
    • CD includes the Sybex Test Engine, flashcards, and the book in PDF format

    With hands-on labs and end-of-chapter reviews, CCNA Security Study Guide thoroughly prepares you for certification.

    Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

  • Dog Training For Dummies 3e

    Make training fun and effective

    This friendly guide shows you how to select the right training method for your dog, based on his unique personality, to reach your desired goals. Whether you want to teach Buddy to sit or master retrieving, you?ll get expert training tips and techniques for you and your dog to ensure a mutually respectful relationship with your four-legged friend.

    • Concentrate on canines discover why your dog acts the way she does, understand her nutritional needs, and ready yourself for the task of training your dog

    • Prep for your pup prepare your home for your puppy?s arrival, discover the importance of socialization, and get started on housetraining

    • Put your best paw forward teach basic commands like Sit, Stay, and Down, and get the scoop on how to deal with doggie don?ts like chewing, digging, and excessive barking

    • Take training to the next level get involved in organized dog activities and competitions, where you?ll both show off impressive tricks like retrieving, figure 8s, and much more

    Open the book and find:

    • Step-by-step instructions for teaching your dog basic commands

    • Helpful advice on crate training

    • Safe ways to address aggression and separation anxiety

    • Tips for teaching Buddy to behave himself around people and other dogs

    • Techniques to keep your senior dog feeling young

    • Health issues that can interfere with training

    • Experts to turn to for training help

    Learn to:

    • Use positive reinforcement as an effective teaching tool

    • Select the gear you need for training success

    • Teach the basics including Sit, Stay, and Down

    • Eliminate unwanted behavior

  • Fundamentals of Nursing Models, Theories and Practice: with Wiley E-Text

    A concise, accessible introduction to the development, application and evaluation of nursing theories, this new edition of Fundamentals of Nursing Models, Theories & Practice provides a thorough overview of the body of knowledge on the topic, and a clear outline of their relevance to everyday nursing practice. Linking the development of theory to practice, this full-updated text features learning outcomes, key concept summaries and reflective exercises to aid the study of this key element of all modern nursing courses.

    Special Features

    • Clearly examines the relationship between nursing theory, clinical practice and nursing roles
    • Accessible and user-friendly with a range of features to help study, including key concepts, learning objectives and reflective exercises
    • Useful for all pre-registration nursing students, as well as newly qualified nurses
    • Accompanied by an online resource centre featuring case studies, multiple choice questions, exercises and activities

  • Photographing San Francisco Digital Field Guide

    A compact, full-color companion guide to photographing San Francisco!

    Whether using a full-featured compact camera or a high-end dSLR, this companion guide provides you with detailed information for taking stunning shots of beautiful San Francisco. Whether you aim to capture breathtaking photos of the majestic Golden Gate Bridge, crooked Lombard Street, infamous Alcatraz, or unique Victorian homes, this portable resource goes where you go and walks you through valuable tips and techniques for taking the best shot possible.

    You?ll discover suggested locations for taking photos, recommended equipment, what camera settings to use, best times of day to photograph specific attractions, how to handle weather challenges, and more. In addition, lovely images of San Francisco?s most breathtaking attractions and recognizable landmarks serve to both inspire and assist you as you embark on an amazing photographic adventure!

    • Elevates your photography skills to a new level with photography secrets from professional photographer Bruce Sawle
    • Presents clear, understandable tips and techniques that span all skill levels, using all types of digital cameras, from compacts to high end DSLRs
    • Features San Fransisco?s main attractions in alphabetical order as well as thumb tabs on the pages so you can quickly and easily access the information you are looking for
    • Shares detailed information and insight on critical topics, such as ideal locations to photograph from, the best time of day to shoot, camera equipment to have handy, weather conditions, and optimal camera settings to consider

    Whether you?re a local familiar with the territory or a visitor seeing San Francisco for the first time, this handy guide will help you capture fantastic photos!

  • Windows 7 For Seniors For Dummies®

    This easy-to-understand guide helps seniors get started with Windows 7!

    Many seniors use a home computer to stay connected to family and friends. This fun and friendly guide shows how to use Windows 7, the most popular operating system pre-loaded onto personal computers and laptops, to write e-mails, connect with family via Windows Live Messenger, download pictures with Photo Gallery, and listen to music using Windows Media Player.

    Windows 7 For Seniors For Dummies uses a large font for the text that makes the book easier to read and it features magnified screen shots to help make the subject matter less intimidating. For Dummies author Mark Justice Hinton walks you through the basics of Windows 7, shows you how to customize the desktop so that it accommodates your needs, and explains how to use the webcam and instant messenger to keep in contact with family and friends. Plus, you?ll get critical insight for protecting your personal information.

    • Shows seniors how to stay connected to family and friends using the features of Windows 7
    • Explains how to use the Internet, send and receive e-mail, upload and download photos, view video, listen to music, play games, use webcam and instant messenger, and more
    • Discusses the important topic of keeping data and personal information safe and secure
    • Uses a larger font for text and includes more than 150 enlarged screen shots

    For seniors interested in getting started using the exciting features of Windows 7, Windows 7 For Seniors For Dummies is the ideal beginner guide!

  • The Energetic Brain: Understanding and Managing ADHD

    How to get past the myths, tap into the creativity of the ADHD mind, and thrive

    ADHD affects millions of people-some 3 to 5% of the general population. Written by a neuroscientist who has studied ADHD, a clinician who has diagnosed and treated it for 30 years, and a special educator who sees it daily, The Energetic Brain provides the latest information from neuroscience on how the ADHD brain works and shows how to harness its potential for success. It distills the latest research findings to give readers the most up-to-date information available and provides practical strategies for managing ADHD-and thriving-at school, at work, and at home, from childhood through adulthood.

    • Debunks popular (and destructive) myths about ADHD
    • Covers how to manage ADHD with medication or without, what parents can do to help, and how to thrive with ADHD throughout the lifespan
    • Offers effective academic and behavioral interventions for school, and helpful accommodations for the workplace

    The Energetic Brain provides a truly thorough view of ADHD, making it an invaluable guide for parents, teachers, and those living with ADHD.

  • Cutting Edge Internal Auditing

    Cutting Edge Internal Auditing provides guidance and knowledge for every internal auditor, encouraging each to pioneer new ground in the development of their professional practices in all risk management, control and governance processes.

    Serving as an excellent reference guide that develops a pattern of internal auditing now and for the future, this book explores the concept of ?cutting edge? internal auditing as an imaginative adventure: demonstrating how this has influenced and will continue to influence the development of professionalism in internal auditing.

    Built on the foundations of Jeffrey Ridley?s extensive internal auditing experience across the public and private sectors, the author uses his articles and research to explore and develop the motivations, goals and categories of innovation in internal auditing today. It develops and brings up to date an imaginative internal auditing model, created and used by the author in the early 1980s, drawing on research and guidance by The Institute of Internal Auditors Inc., its Research Foundation and the Institute of Internal Auditors - UK and Ireland.

    Each chapter stands alone by focusing on an individual internal auditing theme, considered from both the perspective of internal auditing and its customers to suggest an appropriate vision as a goal for every internal audit activity. Each chapter also includes self-assessment questions to challenge the readers understanding of its messages.

    Companion website contains some of the author?s training slides and seventy case studies, many written by leading internal audit practitioners, this book creates a vision for future cutting edge internal auditing.

  • Celestial Navigation - Revised and Updated

    Celestial navigation is one of the oldest of the mariner's arts - and one of the most awe-inspiring. It is also essential for every ocean sailor who wants to be able to fix his position should the GPS fail. Tom Cunliffe shows you how to master the art in easy stages. Within a few pages you'll be taking your first sight. From there it is a short step to plotting your position, wherever you may be on the world's oceans. Whether you need to pass an exam, want a back-up to GPS positioning or simply choose to delight in the wonder of the cosmos, this is the perfect guide. With photographs, charts and diagrams to help your learning, you will be able to master the sextant and navigate using the sun, moon, planets and stars.

  • Maya Studio Projects: Game Environments and Props

    Use Maya to create realistic environments and props for digital games

    Weapons, vehicles, tools, buildings, trees, plants, walls, ceilings, and floors-these items may seem secondary to the game environment, but they are integral parts of the game and they all need to be created. Maya Studio Projects: Game Environments and Props is a step-by-step project guide to creating some of the most popular game art.

    Author Michael McKinley shares techniques for getting the most out of Maya to create realistic, vivid, and compelling worlds and otherworldly props. Along the way, he provides notes and FYIs that give readers depth and breadth for bringing both reality and creativity to their game art. A bonus DVD features step-by-step videos to help drive home concepts.

    • The Studio Projects series offers projects that start from nothing, just as they do in the studio; these books provide you with a step-by-step guide to software attributes and tools that encompass multiple disciplines so that you can create a finished, renderable object
    • Many games have only a few characters, and multiple levels and environments, and hundreds of props-this book focuses on projects and techniques for creating everything but the character
    • Maya is the top 3D app for creating console and computer games such as: Rock Band, Gears of War, James Bond: Quantum of Solace, Fallout 3, and Far Cry 2

    Learn effective Maya studio techniques with this handy, step-by-step, full-color book.

    Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

  • Handbook of Laboratory Animal Management and Welfare

    This bestseller has been an essential book for all those working with laboratory animals since it was first published in 1994.  This fourth edition retains all the classic features that have made it a must-have reference including emphasis on best practice in order to improve animal welfare.  The contents have been thoroughly updated and reorganised to make sure it is a really practical book for day-to-day use in the laboratory.  The first section of the book covers principles applicable to all species, for example husbandry, handling and the education and training required by scientists and technical staff working with animals in the laboratory.  Later chapters focus on specific species or groups of species.

    New to this edition:
     Reflects changes in European legislation and their impact on national legislation
     Covers recommendations for the education and training of those carrying out animal experiments across Europe
     New chapters on ethical considerations and balancing animal welfare with science
     New information on environmental enrichment for laboratory animals
     Covers advancements in anaesthesia and analgesia and techniques
     Spiral bound for ease-of-use as a bench-top reference

    This book is ideal for all personnel carrying out scientific procedures using animals, particularly during training and also for the new researcher.  It will also be essential reading for study directors designing research programmes, animal technicians and veterinarians working with laboratory animal species.

  • Surfactants and Interfacial Phenomena

    Now in its fourth edition, Surfactants and Interfacial Phenomena explains why and how surfactants operate in interfacial processes (such as foaming, wetting, emulsion formation and detergency), and shows the correlations between a surfactant?s chemical structure and its action.

    Updated and revised to include more modern information, along with additional three chapters on Surfactants in Biology and Biotechnology, Nanotechnology and Surfactants, and Molecular Modeling with Surfactant Systems, this is the premier text on the properties and applications of surfactants.

    This book provides an easy-to-read, user-friendly resource for industrial chemists and a text for classroom use, and is an unparalleled tool for understanding and applying the latest information on surfactants.   Problems are included at the end of each chapter to enhance the reader s understanding, along with many tables of data that are not compiled elsewhere.  Only the minimum mathematics is used in the explanation of topics to make it easy-to-understand and very user friendly.

  • Among Righteous Men: A Tale of Vigilantes and Vindication in Hasidic Crown Heights

    Inside the hidden world of Hasidic Jews in Brooklyn?s Crown Heights--a close-knit but divided community.

    On a cold night in December, the members of a Hasidic anti-crime patrol called the Shomrim are summoned to a yeshiva dormitory in Crown Heights. There to break up a brawl, the Shomrim instead find themselves embroiled in a religious schism which has split the community and turned roommate against roommate, neighbor against neighbor. At the center of the storm is Aron Hershkop, the owner of an auto-repair business and the leader of the Shomrim. Hershkop watches as the NYPD builds a criminal case against his brothers and friends, apparently with the help of several local residents, who have taken the rare step of forgoing a ruling from the local rabbinical council. Soon, both sides are squaring off in a Brooklyn criminal court, with the Shomrim facing gang assault charges and decades in prison. What conflict could run so deep it left both sides airing their dirty laundry so publicly? This compelling story takes you to the deepest corners of a normally hidden world.

    • Features fast-paced writing and a true story with surprising twists, personal conflicts, and a tense trial
    • Offers a glimpse in a normally sheltered and private community many see, but few know much about.
    • Centers on an unusual man facing a universal conflict: do you do what s simple and expedient, or do you do follow our heart, your tradition, and your faith?

  • Stop Staring: Facial Modeling and Animation Done Right

    The de facto official source on facial animation now updated!

    If you want to do character facial modeling and animation at the high levels achieved in today s films and games, Stop Staring: Facial Modeling and Animation Done Right, Third Edition, is for you. While thoroughly covering the basics such as squash and stretch, lip syncs, and much more, this new edition has been thoroughly updated to capture the very newest professional design techniques, as well as changes in software, including using Python to automate tasks.

    • Shows you how to create facial animation for movies, games, and more
    • Provides in-depth techniques and tips for everyone from students and beginners to high-level professional animators and directors currently in the field
    • Features the author s valuable insights from his own extensive experience in the field
    • Covers the basics such as squash and stretch, color and shading, and lip syncs, as well as how to automate processes using Python

    Breathe life into your creations with this important book, considered by many studio 3D artists to be the quintessential reference on facial animation.

  • Fraud Auditing and Forensic Accounting

    Completely revised and updated, Fraud Auditing and Forensic Accounting, Fourth Edition reveals how to develop an investigative eye toward both internal and external fraud and provides crucial information on how to deal with it when discovered. With new chapters on the physiological aspects of the fraudster and on fraud response, as well as new material on non-financial aspects of fraud investigation, body language, discourse analysis, and interviewing techniques, this authoritative, timely book equips auditors, investigators, corporate attorneys, and accountants to identify the signs of financial fraud and successfully investigate it.

  • Master Class with Toba Garrett

    Explore the newest techniques in cake decoration and design with Toba Garrett

    As one of the premier experts in cake decoration, Toba Garrett has trained some of the world?s top cake artists. Offering a perfect blend of technique and inspiration, Master Class with Toba Garrett covers the latest trends and step-by-step methods for aspiring cake decorators and professionals who want to remain at the top of their game. Featuring detailed instruction and gorgeous photographs, the book covers all advanced techniques, including cushion work, scroll work, advanced piping, Australian stringwork, and much more. A wide variety of cakes are included, from wedding and birthday cakes to decorated cupcakes and cookies.

    • Toba Garrett is the author of Creative Cookies: Delicious Dcorating for Any Occasion, Professional Cake Decorating, The Well-Decorated Cake, and the IACP Award-winning Wedding Cake Art and Design
    • Includes chapters on different types of cakes along with recipes to make them

  • Outpatient, Day Surgery and Ambulatory Care

    Outpatient, Day Surgery and Ambulatory Care is an accessible, comprehensive text exploring a wide range of diagnostic and short-stay therapeutic provisions, including: minor injuries, day surgery, outpatients, radiology, endoscopy, renal dialysis, oncology, ambulatory clinics, day hospitals and the links with primary care. It focuses on specific nursing issues and the role of the nurse within each of these areas of practice.

    This evidence-based book supports the broad knowledge base required of nurses working in these arenas, and the ability to communicate effectively within the multi-disciplinary team. It brings together the relationships between areas through scenarios to give a more integrated view of short-term care settings, and to reflect the patient journey. It will be an invaluable guide for student nurses as well as the newly qualified practitioner working in these areas. Other professionals who work in these areas will also find it useful as a reference.

  • Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design with Nature

    PROSE Award Finalist 2019
    Association of American Publishers Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence

    As a follow up to his widely acclaimed Sustainable Urbanism, this new book from author Douglas Farr embraces the idea that the humanitarian, population, and climate crises are three facets of one interrelated human existential challenge, one with impossibly short deadlines. The vision of Sustainable Nation is to accelerate the pace of progress of human civilization to create an equitable and sustainable world. The core strategy of Sustainable Nation is the perfection of the design and governance of all neighborhoods to make them unique exemplars of community and sustainability. The tools to achieve this vision are more than 70 patterns for rebellious change written by industry leaders of thought and practice. Each pattern represents an aspirational, future-oriented ideal for a key aspect of a neighborhood. At once an urgent call to action and a guidebook for change, Sustainable Nation is an essential resource for urban designers, planners, and architects.

  • Causality: Statistical Perspectives and Applications

    A state of the art volume on statistical causality

    Causality: Statistical Perspectives and Applications presents a wide-ranging collection of seminal contributions by renowned experts in the field, providing a thorough treatment of all aspects of statistical causality. It covers the various formalisms in current use, methods for applying them to specific problems, and the special requirements of a range of examples from medicine, biology and economics to political science.

    This book:

    • Provides a clear account and comparison of formal languages, concepts and models for statistical causality. 
    • Addresses examples from medicine, biology, economics and political science to aid the reader?s understanding.
    •  Is authored by leading experts in their field.
    •  Is written in an accessible style.

    Postgraduates, professional statisticians and researchers in academia and industry will benefit from this book.

  • Professional Alfresco: Practical Solutions for Enterprise Content Management

    A timely and authoritative guide, written by the Chief Architect and Founder of Alfresco

    Alfresco is considered the leading open source solution for Web and Content Management. What makes Alfresco unique is its services, which can be easily extended with web scripts via RESTful services. Written by an author team that includes the chief architect and the founder of Alfresco, this comprehensive guide provides in-depth coverage of the Alfresco architecture and services and shows how to extend them through Web scripts to meet real business needs.

    You?ll learn how to use Alfresco services to create effective content management solutions while detailed code examples show you how to extend Alfresco with Web scripts using RESTful services to deliver custom solutions.

    • Features detailed, working code examples that demonstrate how to extend Alfresco with Web scripts
    • Written by the Chief Architect and other key Alfresco insiders, ensuring that this book is both authoritative and up-to-date
    • Shows how to integrate Alfresco with Drupal and Joomla portal solutions
    • Covers the upcoming Alfresco 3.2 release
    • Includes real-world case examples of increasing levels of sophistication and complexity
    • The companion Web site contains all source code examples in the book

    You?ll benefit from this timely resource that shows how to get the most from Alfresco for specific business requirements.

  • Coastal Environments and Global Change

    The coastal zone is one of the most dynamic environments on ourplanet and is much affected by global change, especially sea-levelrise. Coastal environments harbour valuable ecosystems, but theyare also hugely important from a societal point of view. This book,which draws on the expertise of 21 leading international coastalscientists, represents an up-to-date account of coastalenvironments and past, present and future impacts of global change.The first chapter of the book outlines key principles that underpincoastal systems and their behaviour. This is followed by adiscussion of key processes, including sea level change,sedimentation, storms, waves and tides, that drive coastal change.The main part of the book consists of a discussion of the maincoastal environments (beaches, dunes, barriers, salt marshes, tidalflats, estuaries, coral reefs, deltas, rocky and glaciated coastsand coastal groundwater), and how these are affected by globalchange. The final chapter highlights strategies for coping withcoastal change. Readership : final year undergraduate and postgraduate-levelstudents on coastal courses in a wide range subjects, includinggeography, environmental management, geology, oceanography andcoastal/civil engineering.  The book will also be a valuableresource for researchers and applied scientists dealing withcoastal environments. Additional resources for this book can be found at: www.wiley.com/go/masselink/coastal

  • Data Mining Techniques: For Marketing, Sales, and Customer Relationship Management

    The leading introductory book on data mining, fully updated and revised!

    When Berry and Linoff wrote the first edition of Data Mining Techniques in the late 1990s, data mining was just starting to move out of the lab and into the office and has since grown to become an indispensable tool of modern business. This new edition more than 50% new and revised  is a significant update from the previous one, and shows you how to harness the newest data mining methods and techniques to solve common business problems. The duo of unparalleled authors share invaluable advice for improving response rates to direct marketing campaigns, identifying new customer segments, and estimating credit risk. In addition, they cover more advanced topics such as preparing data for analysis and creating the necessary infrastructure for data mining at your company. 

    • Features significant updates since the previous edition and updates you on best practices for using data mining methods and techniques for solving common business problems
    • Covers a new data mining technique in every chapter along with clear, concise explanations on how to apply each technique immediately
    • Touches on core data mining techniques, including decision trees, neural networks, collaborative filtering, association rules, link analysis, survival analysis, and more
    • Provides best practices for performing data mining using simple tools such as Excel

    Data Mining Techniques, Third Edition covers a new data mining technique with each successive chapter and then demonstrates how you can apply that technique for improved marketing, sales, and customer support to get immediate results.

  • Trust Agents: Using the Web to Build Influence, Improve Reputation, and Earn Trust

    The New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller-now in a new, updated paperback edition

    Today?s online influencers are Web natives who trade in trust, reputation, and relationships, using social media to accrue the influence that builds up or brings down businesses online. In Trust Agents, two social media veterans show you how to tap into the power of social networks to build your brand?s influence, reputation, and, of course, profits.

    In this revised paperback version, learn how businesses are using the latest online social tools to build networks of influence and how you can use those networks to positively impact your business. Combining high-level theory and practical actions, this guide delivers actionable steps and case studies that show how social media can positively impact your business.

    • New edition features specific first moves for entering social media for small businesses, educators, travel and hospitality enterprises, nonprofit organizations, and corporations
    • Authors both have a major presence on the social Web as well as years of online marketing and new media experience
    If you want your business to succeed, don?t sit on the sidelines while new markets and channels grow. Instead, use the Web to build trust with your consumers using Trust Agents.

  • Essentials of Quality with Cases and Experiential Exercises

    Thoroughly tested and used by students and proven to help students taking the American Society for Quality s Certified Quality Improvement Associate exam, Essentials of Quality is highly accessible, experiential, and unique in its coverage of current quality management topics, from creative and innovative improvements and approaches to today s economic environment to ways of developing metrics for measuring and evaluating programs. With non-academic, reader-friendly writing, the text features many chapter exercise and cases that provide students with hands-on experience.

  • Activity-Based Management for Financial Institutions: Driving Bottom-Line Results

    Discover how to use activity-based management to improve your bottom line

    The first book of its kind to focus on activity-based management in the financial services industry, Activity-Based Management for Financial Institutions: Driving Bottom Line Results will show you how to drive changes to your organization?s bottom line.

    After providing a brief overview of a financial services activity-based costing model, this book focuses on how to directly improve net income, covering essential topics including costing, chargeback, and pricing; implementing ABC; implementing ABM; managing organizational change; and avoiding pitfalls.

    • Written for those in the financial services industry-banks, securities firms, insurance companies
    • Reveals how to drive benefits to the bottom line through disciplined execution of activity-based management and organizational change management
    • Provides real world examples and tools for quick results and sustained success

    This one-of-a-kind book will take your financial institution from stuck to financially successful, driving profitability and performance.

  • Family Business on the Couch – A Psychological Perspective

    The challenge faced by family businesses and their stakeholders, is to recognise the issues that they face, understand how to develop strategies to address them and more importantly, to create narratives, or family stories that explain the emotional dimension of the issues to the family. The most intractable family business issues are not the business problems the organisation faces, but the emotional issues that compound them. Applying psychodynamic concepts will help to explain behaviour and will enable the family to prepare for life cycle transitions and other issues that may arise.

    Here is a new understanding and a broader perspective on the human dynamics of family firms with two complementary frameworks, psychodynamic and family systematic, to help make sense of family-run organisations. Although this book includes a conceptual section, it is first and foremost a practical book about the real world issues faced by business families.

    The book begins by demonstrating that many years of achievement through generations can be destroyed by the next, if the family fails to address the psychological issues they face. By exploring cases from famous and less well known family businesses across the world, the authors discuss entrepreneurs, the entrepreneurial family and the lifecycles of the individual and the organisation. They go on to show how companies going through change and transition can avoid the pitfalls that endanger both family and company. The authors then apply tools that will help family businesses in transition and offer their analyses and conclusions.

    Readers should draw their own conclusions from careful examination of the cases, identifying the problems or dilemmas faced and the options for improved business performance and family relationships. They should ask what they might have done in the given situation and what new insight into individual or family behaviour each case offers. The goal is to avoid a bitter ending.

  • Medical Statistics from Scratch: An Introduction for Health Professionals

    This long awaited second edition of this bestseller continues to provide a comprehensive, user friendly, down-to-earth guide to elementary statistics. The book presents a detailed account of the most important procedures for the analysis of data, from the calculation of simple proportions, to a variety of statistical tests, and the use of regression models for modeling of clinical outcomes. The level of mathematics is kept to a minimum to make the material easily accessible to the novice, and a multitude of illustrative cases are included in every chapter, drawn from the current research literature. The new edition has been completely revised and updated and includes new chapters on basic quantitative methods, measuring survival, measurement scales, diagnostic testing, bayesian methods, meta-analysis and systematic reviews. "... After years of trying and failing, this is the only book on statistics that i have managed to read and understand" - Naveed Kirmani, Surgical Registrar, South London Healthcare HHS Trust, UK  

  • Healthcare Research: A Handbook for Students and Practitioners

    Research is an integral component of any undergraduate healthcare course, and is also vital for continuing professional development (CPD). This book is an invaluable guide for students and practitioners who need to acquire a wide range of relevant skills, and it will equip them not only to assess the quality of published studies and apply findings to clinical practice, but also to undertake research themselves.

    An experienced team of contributors provide detailed explanations of the main concepts and methods used in critical appraisal of published research, and guide the reader in integrating these quality indicators into their own studies to ensure rigour in planning, design, and execution. Drawing on both quantitative and qualitative approaches, the authors write with an emphasis on the development of sound research skills through case-based illustrative examples and scenarios, with helpful summaries and practical exercises throughout. They also give advice on writing abstracts, presenting papers at conferences, and liaising with publishers. Ultimately, this text will enable readers to have full confidence in understanding, undertaking, and disseminating empirical research.

  • The Shock Absorber Handbook

    Every one of the many millions of cars manufactured annually worldwide uses shock absorbers, otherwise known as dampers. These form a vital part of the suspension system of any vehicle, essential for optimizing road holding, performance and safety.

    This, the second edition of the Shock Absorber Handbook (first edition published in 1999), remains the only English language book devoted to the subject. Comprehensive coverage of design, testing, installation and use of the damper has led to the book?s acceptance as the authoritative text on the automotive applications of shock absorbers. In this second edition, the author presents a thorough revision of his book to bring it completely up to date. There are numerous detail improvements, and extensive new material has been added particularly on the many varieties of valve design in the conventional hydraulic damper, and on modern developments such as electrorheological and magnetorheological dampers.

    "The Shock Absorber Handbook, 2nd Edition" provides a thorough treatment of the issues surrounding the design and selection of shock absorbers. It is an invaluable handbook for those working in industry, as well as a principal reference text for students of mechanical and automotive engineering.

  • The 2011 Pfeiffer Annual: Consulting

    The Leader in Resources for Training & HR Professionals for the Past Four Decades The challenges of organizational consulting are ongoing. To stay on top of the game, consultants need access to the latest thinking in the field, cutting-edge approaches and techniques from practicing consultants, organizational systems experts, and academics. The 2011 Pfeiffer Consulting Annual is a ready-made toolkit of ideas, methods, techniques, and models that assist and support your work as an internal or external organizational consultant. The Annual addresses the broad range of topics that are of most interest to professionals in the field. The materials provide highly accessible means of interacting with a diverse variety of systems and processes--from collaborative work systems and executive coaching to strategic planning and organizational development. This year?s Annual presents a "organizational dynamics" theme. The contributions to The Annual focus on organizational dynamics and include information on team building, leadership, communication, and problem solving. The volume includes a variety of tools. For example, Experiential Learning Activities (ELAs) are the mainstay of the Annual and cover a broad range of consulting topics. The activities are presented as complete and ready-to-use designs for working with groups: facilitator instructions and all necessary handouts and participant materials are included. Check out the ELAs by several well-known consultants including David Piltz and Jim Eicher. The Inventories, Questionnaires, and Surveys section includes tools for measuring team effectiveness, determining corporate responsibility and scale of intellectual capital for organizations. The articles section presents the best current thinking about workplace communications. Jan M. Schmuckler and James Eicher have contributed must-read articles. Year after year, the Consulting edition of the Pfeiffer Annual has provided thousands of trainers, consultants, facilitators, and managers with up-to-date information and tools to help make organizations more effective. Find out how other practitioners are improving organizations day by day: delve into the indispensable 2011 Pfeiffer Consulting Annual . You will understand why it is the best and most reliable source for practical, professional, performance-boosting tools and fresh ideas.

  • Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences

    Reveals the underlying story form of all great presentations that will not only create impact, but will move people to action

    Presentations are meant to inform, inspire, and persuade audiences. So why then do so many audiences leave feeling like they?ve wasted their time? All too often, presentations don?t resonate with the audience and move them to transformative action.

    Just as the author?s first book helped presenters become visual communicators, Resonate helps you make a strong connection with your audience and lead them to purposeful action. The author?s approach is simple: building a presentation today is a bit like writing a documentary. Using this approach, you?ll convey your content with passion, persuasion, and impact.

    • Author has a proven track record, including having created the slides in Al Gore?s Oscar-winning An Inconvenient Truth
    • Focuses on content development methodologies that are not only fundamental but will move people to action
    • Upends the usual paradigm by making the audience the hero and the presenter the mentor
    • Shows how to use story techniques of conflict and resolution

    Presentations don?t have to be boring ordeals. You can make them fun, exciting, and full of meaning. Leave your audiences energized and ready to take action with Resonate.

  • Architectures for Digital Signal Processing

    This book addresses hardware architectures for implementations of Digital Signal Processing algorithms. Depending on software requirements, DSP may be implemented as dedicated hardware or as software programmable devices, and architectures for implementations of basic operations and basic functions are relevant for both implementation types. The mapping of signal processing algorithms onto specific array processors is covered, as are special applications digital filters and linear transforms. The architectures of programmable DSPs are integral to the book, and architectural measures to increase signal processing performance are explained. Both basic architectures of standard processors, and more specialist means such as SIMD, VLIW, and superscalar architectures are included. Significant developments in technology since the previous edition will receive particular focus: these include semiconductor technologies enabling the implementation of several programmable cores on one chip; multiprocessors with homogenous and heterogeneous structures; and Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) allowing rapid prototyping. A concluding chapter looks at alternative DSP design styles (dedicated digital design, implementations using commercial DSP processors, application specific programmable processors, FPGA implementations) driven by application demands and implementation constraints.

    The focus of the book is the transition of signal processing algorithms to hardware architectures for VLSI implementations.

  • Professional WCF 4: Windows Communication Foundation with .NET 4

    A guide to architecting, designing, and building distributed applications with Windows Communication Foundation

    Windows Communication Foundation is the .NET technology that is used to build service-oriented applications, exchange messages in various communication scenarios, and run workflows. This guide enables developers to create state-of-the-art applications using this technology.

    Written by a team of Microsoft MVPs and WCF experts, this book explains how the pieces of WCF 4.0 build on each other to provide a comprehensive framework to support distributed enterprise applications. Experienced developers will learn both theory and practical application using the familiar Wrox approach.

    .NET developers will learn to design services, create a hosting environment with Dublin, build cloud-based integrations, and much more.

    Coverage Includes:

    • Design Principles and Patterns
    • Service Contracts and Data Contracts
    • Bindings
    • Clients
    • Instancing
    • Workflow Services
    • Understanding WCF Security
    • WCF Security in Action
    • Federated Authentication in WCF
    • Windows Azure Platform AppFabric
    • Creating a SOA Case
    • Creating the Communication and Integration Case
    • Creating the Business Process
    • Hosting

  • Wiley Registry of Mass Spectral Data: with NIST 2008

    Ensure Your Lab Has the Most Comprehensive Library Wiley combined the two most trusted names in mass spectrometry into one easy-to-manage package with the Wiley Registry ® 9th Edition/NIST 2008 . Each DVD contains the complete deduplicated Wiley Registry/NIST library and the complete NIST/EPA/NIH library and software installation. The mass spectral libraries are bundled in most common software formats - taking the guesswork out of compatibility. The deduplicated Wiley/NIST library contains over 796,000 mass spectra, covering 667,000 compounds, with 746,000 spectra with searchable chemical structures - making it the largest, most comprehensive combined library ever.   Also included on the DVD is the complete NIST/EPA/NIH 2008 library, including a new release of NIST MS Search software with AMDIS. The new release of NIST MS Search greatly expands available memory for library searches and improves memory handling and search performance. What?s Included Each DVD contains: Complete Wiley Registry 9th/NIST 2008 library: Over 796,000 mass spectra Over 667,000 compounds, Over 746,000 spectra with chemical structures Over 2.9 million names Complete NIST/EPA/NIH 2008 with MS Search More than 220,000 mass spectra 191,000 compounds 191,000 spectra with chemical structures MS/MS and GC Retention Index Libraries MS Search 2.0f release (build Oct 22, 2009 enhanced memory management ) AMDIS Multiple Formats for Easy Installation Wiley takes the guesswork out of installation by bundling multiple manufacturer-native formats of the libraries on each DVD and providing a simple Web-browser installation screen. Each library has been tested and optimized to run on the current versions of most manufacturer?s software. Below are the formats available on each DVD: Wiley Registry 9th/NIST 2008 : Agilent Chemstation (compatible with MassHunter) Shimadzu GCMS Solution Waters MassLynx ACD MS Manager NIST MS Search Thermo Spectral ID PerkinElmer TurboMass NIST/EPA/NIH 2008 : Agilent Chemstation (compatible with MassHunter) Thermo GCQ/Varian ITS40 Shimadzu GCMS Solution (does not contain structures) Waters MassLynx Thermo Spectral ID PerkinElmer TurboMass System Requirements Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP release 3, Windows Vista, Windows 7. Memory: 2GB memory recommended Disc space : 6GB free disc space recommended

  • Language of Space and Form: Generative Terms for Architecture

    Finally: one resource that permits designers to use architectural terminology as a tool to generate ideas and inform their designs. Using double-page spreads that fully explore each of the common terms used in space and form, the designer is engaged to apply the terms and create spaces and techniques for communicating their ideas. Designed to permit readers grow as they master the design process, Language of Space and Form is meant to be a reference used throughout their education, from the beginning design studio to the studio practice.

  • Cable Supported Bridges: Concept and Design

    Fourteen years on from its last edition, Cable Supported Bridges: Concept and Design, Third Edition, has been significantly updated with new material and brand new imagery throughout. Since the appearance of the second edition, the focus on the dynamic response of cable supported bridges has increased, and this development is recognised with two new chapters, covering bridge aerodynamics and other dynamic topics such as pedestrian-induced vibrations and bridge monitoring.

    This book concentrates on the synthesis of cable supported bridges, suspension as well as cable stayed, covering both design and construction aspects. The emphasis is on the conceptual design phase where the main features of the bridge will be determined. Based on comparative analyses with relatively simple mathematical expressions, the different structural forms are quantified and preliminary optimization demonstrated. This provides a first estimate on dimensions of the main load carrying elements to give in an initial input for mathematical computer models used in the detailed design phase.

    Key features:

    • Describes evolution and trends within the design and construction of cable supported bridges
    • Describes the response of structures to dynamic actions that have attracted growing attention in recent years
    • Highlights features of the different structural components and their interaction in the entire structural system
    • Presents simple mathematical expressions to give a first estimate on dimensions of the load carrying elements to be used in an initial computer input

    This comprehensive coverage of the design and construction of cable supported bridges provides an invaluable, tried and tested resource for academics and engineers.

  • The Water Framework Directive: Ecological and Chemical Status Monitoring

    • Deals with new EC legislation the Water FrameworkDirective; the main driver within Europe for groundwater monitoringwhich addresses integrated water resource management across 27different countries
    • Provides comprehensive approach and guidance on the theoreticaland practical aspects for implementing the directive
    • Edited by EC representatives involved in the setting up of theframework, along with colleagues in various water institutions whohave the task of implementing the legislation
    • Part of the Water Quality Measurement Series

  • CliffsNotes Basic Math and Pre-Algebra Practice Pack with CD

    Basic Math and Pre-Algebra

    About the Contents:


    Helps you pinpoint where you need the most help and directs you to the corresponding sections of the book

    Topic Area Reviews

      The basics

    • Whole numbers
    • Fractions
    • Decimals
    • Percents
    • Integers and rational numbers
    • Powers, exponents, and roots
    • Powers of ten and scientific notation
    • Measurements
    • Charts and graphs
    • Probability and statistics
    • Variables, algebraic expressions, and simple equations


    • Arithmetic and geometric sequences
    • Predicting the next term of a sequence


    • Defines terminology used in the book

    Customized Full-Length Exam

    • Covers all subject areas

  • Wildlife Search and Rescue: A Guide for First Responders

    Rescuing wild animals in distress requires a unique set of skills,very different from those used in handling domestic animals. Theequipment, degree of handling, the type of caging and level of carea wild animal receives can mean the difference between life anddeath. Wildlife Search and Rescue is a comprehensive guideon best practices and suggested standards forresponse to sick, injured and orphaned wildlife. This valuableresource covers the fundamentals of wildlife rescue, from phone to field , including safe and successful capturestrategies, handling and restraint techniques and initial aid. Wildlife Search and Rescue is a must have for anyoneinterested in knowing what to do when they are face to face with awild animal in need, or for anyone involved in animal rescue. Whilethe book focuses on wildlife native to North America, much of theinformation and many of the techniques are applicable to otherspecies, including domestic dogs and cats. Visit www.wiley.com/go/dmytryk/wildlifeemergency toaccess the figures from the book.

  • Writing Fiction For Dummies

    A complete guide to writing and selling your novel So you want to write a novel? Great! That's a worthy goal, no matter what your reason. But don't settle for just writing a novel. Aim high. Write a novel that you intend to sell to a publisher. Writing Fiction for Dummies is a complete guide designed to coach you every step along the path from beginning writer to royalty-earning author. Here are some things you'll learn in Writing Fiction for Dummies : Strategic Planning : Pinpoint where you are on the roadmap to publication; discover what every reader desperately wants from a story; home in on a marketable category; choose from among the four most common creative styles; and learn the self-management methods of professional writers. Writing Powerful Fiction : Construct a story world that rings true; create believable, unpredictable characters; build a strong plot with all six layers of complexity of a modern novel; and infuse it all with a strong theme. Self-Editing Your Novel : Psychoanalyze your characters to bring them fully to life; edit your story structure from the top down; fix broken scenes; and polish your action and dialogue. Finding An Agent and Getting Published : Write a query letter, a synopsis, and a proposal; pitch your work to agents and editors without fear. Writing Fiction For Dummies takes you from being a writer to being an author. It can happen--if you have the talent and persistence to do what you need to do.

  • Yoga For Dummies

    The long-awaited update of the trusted yoga book A decade since its initial publication, Yoga For Dummies, 2nd Edition has been updated and revised to include coverage of the newest concepts and practices that have emerged in the yoga community over the past ten years. Still maintaining its emphasis on safe approaches to the physical practice of yoga, Yoga For Dummies, 2nd Edition breaks down the concepts and poses, making yoga easy-to-understand and easy-to-apply for everyone. Yoga has been bringing health and peace of mind to millions of people for five millennia-and it can do the same for you. Turn to Yoga For Dummies, 2nd Edition to find out how to unlock your body?s extraordinary potential, while strengthening your mind as well. Focuses on Hatha Yoga, which works primarily with the body through postures, breathing exercises, and other techniques Specialized yoga instructions for all ages, as well as partner yoga Practicing yoga during pregnancy, as well as yoga relief for women in mid-life Using restorative yoga and yoga therapy to combat chronic aches and pains Whether you?re a beginner or a yoga guru, Yoga For Dummies, 2nd Edition gives you the tips and techniques you need to experience the health benefits of yoga as part of a complete wellness and exercise program.

  • The Power of Memoir: How to Write Your Healing Story

    A groundbreaking work for healing long-term emotional problems

    The Power of Memoir is a pioneering how-to book that provides a new step-by-step program to use memoir writing as a therapeutic process. By going through these steps you?ll learn how to choose the significant milestones and turning points that make up a coherent story leading to a life-changing epiphany.

    • Help uncover the secret stories that are the keys to healing
    • Explore the dynamics and roles of dysfunctional families
    • Heal old wounds, creating a better present and brighter future

    Using many examples from her students and clients, the author shows how creative, well-planned, and carefully researched memoir writing can offer a process for sorting out the truth from lies and family myths.

  • AbleTrend: Identifying and Analyzing Market Trends for Trading Success

    A worldwide leader in financial trading software shares one of its most successful systems

    In AbleTrend, Dr. John Wang discloses for the first time, the fundamental principles behind his bestselling and award-winning trading system, AbleTrend signals. Sophisticated in scope, yet written in a way that any trader can understand, this book skillfully presents the theory behind this award-winning system.

    This reliable resource presents the logic of a proven system that reveals the direction of a trend at its early stage in all markets-stocks, commodities, foreign currencies, ETFs, e-Minis, and mutual funds. It also identifies objective, automatic buy/sell/stop signals, helping you manage risk, make rational trading decisions, and eliminate the guesswork.

    • Pinpoint when market trends start and end, and where the key support and resistance are
    • It?s universal-applied to any market and any time chart
    • Applications are offered with over 20 real-market case studies
    • AbleTrend confidential seminar costs $2,000, now you may get the secrets from this book
    • AbleTrend was developed by a recognized authority and expert trading system developer

    AbleTrend presents innovative decision-making trading concepts that will allow ordinary traders to identify market trends and seek profits from them.

  • AutoCAD 2011 and AutoCAD LT 2011 Bible

    In-depth coverage of all new software features of AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT

    AutoCAD is the leading drawing software, used by design and drafting professionals to create 2D and 3D technical drawings. This popular reference-tutorial has once again been revised by AutoCAD guru Ellen Finkelstein to provide you with the most up-to-date coverage of both AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT.

    You?ll begin with a Quick Start tutorial so that even if you?re brand new to AutoCAD, you can get started working with it right away. You?ll then move on to the basics of creating drawings, using commands, and specifying coordinates. After developing a solid foundation on the essentials of AutoCAD, the book gradually builds upon early chapters as it covers more and more complex topics and techniques.

    • Presenting the popular AutoCAD reference-tutorial, once again revised by Ellen Finkelstein a long-time AutoCAD instructor and advocate
    • Starts with a tutorial on AutoCAD that covers the basics of creating drawings, using commands, and specifying coordinates
    • Builds on early chapters to cover more complex 2D and 3D drawing techniques, including using layers, creating dimensions, 3D coordinates, solids, and rendering
    • Discusses advanced topics such as customization of commands and toolbars, and programming AutoCAD using AutoLISP and VBA
    • The DVD contains before and after drawings for each tutorial, bonus appendices, and a 30-day trial version of AutoCAD

    Packed with essential information on both AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT, this resource is a must-have if you?re eager to get started creating 2D and 3D technical drawings.

    Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

  • Digital Wedding Photography: Capturing Beautiful Memories

    Fully revised and updated! Full-color guide to capturing great wedding images and building a successful photography business

    This full-color book from acclaimed professional wedding photographer Glen Johnson not only teaches you how to take memorable photos, it also shows you how to start a wedding photography business. Packed with great tips and savvy advice, this new edition helps you set up efficient workflows, choose camera equipment, manipulate images, make impressive presentations, and launch smart, photo-based marketing strategies to build your business. Best of all, it?s loaded with new, superb photos that illustrate photography techniques.

    • Shows you how to set up and capture beautiful photos, posed or candid, in all kinds of settings, for weddings and other special events
    • Offers practical marketing strategies for building your own photography business, including how to build a fantastic Web site that attracts clients
    • Covers current camera equipment and accessories, post-shoot digital darkroom techniques, digital editing software, and how to print your images successfully
    • Gives you invaluable insights and tips from the author, who is one of the country?s top wedding and special events photographers

    Capture better pictures of some of life?s most memorable events and build a sucessful photography business with this indispensable guide!

  • Photoshop CS5 for Nature Photographers: A Workshop in a Book

    The only Photoshop-based book dedicated to photographing and producing images of nature

    Award-winning nature photographers Ellen and Josh Anon reveal their secrets to creating stunning nature images using their field-tested methods and the very latest Photoshop techniques. The book is packed with practical workflows and smart, timesaving ways to use Photoshop s broad array of tools to optimize images from improving tonal values to adding effects to creating surreal montages with composites. The book is lavishly illustrated with spectacular examples from the authors as well as from some of the most esteemed nature photographers today.

    • Explains how to use the latest version of Photoshop and Photoshop Elements to produce stunning nature images
    • Covers tools and workflows best suited to natural subjects
    • Features nature-focused photo-editing techniques, such as how to sharpen animal eyes, edit sky and land separately, and repair delicate images like butterfly wings
    • Provides shooting tips and crucial insights for how to master the digital darkroom
    • Includes pages of beautiful examples from the authors and other exceptional nature photographers

    Learn practical Photoshop skills and gain the confidence to produce your own stunning images of nature with this practical and inspiring guide.

  • Overcoming Anxiety For Dummies

    There are many forms of anxiety disorder, including General Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Panic Attacks, Phobias (including social anxiety), Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Acute Stress Disorder. Even in their most mild forms, these disorders can be troubling and exhausting at worst they can severely disable a person s ability to function in day-to-day life. Severe anxiety and phobic disorders affect 18% of the UK population. (nopanic.org.uk)

    Symptoms of anxiety range from the mental and emotional depression, having difficulty concentrating, losing patience easily to the physical excessive thirst, headaches, pins and needles, and more (www.bbc.co.uk) Often the problem is self-feeding people try to keep things under control whilst simultaneously worrying about being anxious all the time, and the cycle goes on. Psychotherapy, medication and self help are the key treatments for anxiety however, as many people either don t have access to, or choose not to take, professional treatment, self help is the key for a majority of sufferers. A Dummies book on the subject will present the facts without the jargon, and help people find the trustworthy guidance they need.

  • Risk and Crisis Communications: Methods and Messages

    This book provides practical information that allows Safety Health & Environmental professionals to assess risk to their organizations. It also assists readers in determining whether or not they need to develop a formal risk and crisis communication plan. A blueprint for preparing such a plan is provided in the book, which details the means of developing effective and specific messages for various risk and crisis situations. Case studies are be used to demonstrate both effective communication processes and messages. Targeted at entry and mid level safety, health, and environmental professionals.

  • Diabetic Emergencies: Diagnosis and Clinical Management

    The book explores both the clinical presentation of seriousdiabetic emergencies (like ketoacidosis, hyperosmolar coma, andsevere hyper and hypoglycemia) that consultants and hospital staffencounter in practice and the best methods of both managing theemergencies and also administering follow-upguidance/care. All chapters are clearly structured tohighlight: definition of emergency; epidemiology; potential causes,diagnosis, clinical management (including problem areas), follow-upmanagement/care; and patient advice.
    There are case studies to aid clinical understanding, as wellas 5-7 multiple choice questions and several key points/take-homemessage boxes in every chapter.

  • System Identification: A Frequency Domain Approach

    System identification is a general term used to describe mathematical tools and algorithms that build dynamical models from measured data. Used for prediction, control, physical interpretation, and the designing of any electrical systems, they are vital in the fields of electrical, mechanical, civil, and chemical engineering.

    Focusing mainly on frequency domain techniques, System Identification: A Frequency Domain Approach, Second Edition also studies in detail the similarities and differences with the classical time domain approach. It high??lights many of the important steps in the identification process, points out the possible pitfalls to the reader, and illustrates the powerful tools that are available.

    Readers of this Second Editon will benefit from:

    • MATLAB software support for identifying multivariable systems that is freely available at the website http://booksupport.wiley.com

    • State-of-the-art system identification methods for both time and frequency domain data

    • New chapters on non-parametric and parametric transfer function modeling using (non-)period excitations

    • Numerous examples and figures that facilitate the learning process

    • A simple writing style that allows the reader to learn more about the theo??retical aspects of the proofs and algorithms

    Unlike other books in this field, System Identification, Second Edition is ideal for practicing engineers, scientists, researchers, and both master?s and PhD students in electrical, mechanical, civil, and chemical engineering.

  • Mechanics of Materials: An Integrated Learning System

    Philpot helps mechanical engineers visualise key mechanics of materials concepts better than any text available, following a sound problem solving methodology while thoroughly covering all the basics. The second edition seamlessly integrates the author s award winning Mecmovies software with the chapters. It incorporates approximately 150 new problems to help students learn how to apply the material. New coverage is included on singularity functions. Content has also been revised throughout the text to provide mechanical engineers with the latest information in the field.

  • Frommer′s® Walt Disney World and Orlando with Kids

    Frommer?s Walt Disney World & Orlando with Kids offers the lowdown on all the major theme parks in Orlando and rates all attractions on their suitability for kids of all ages. Our author, a longtime Mickey fan and the mother of five, hits all the highlights, from Magic Kingdom to Islands of Adventure to SeaWorld. She?s checked out all of the city?s best hotels and restaurants in person, and offers authoritative, candid reviews that will help you find the choices that suit your family?s tastes and budget. You?ll also get up-to-the-minute coverage of shopping and entertainment; detailed information on character dining; accurate park maps; advice on planning a successful family vacation; and side trips to Tampa and Cocoa Beach.

  • Expert Android Application Development

    Best practices for Android application architecture, performance measurement, and efficiency

    Android is a powerful, flexible, open source platform for mobile devices and its popularity continues to grow at an unprecedented pace. Bestselling author Reto Meier presents an in-depth reference to application design, including best practices, style guidelines, useful reference material, design patterns, and introductions to as-yet unreleased APIs, native development, and OpenGL.

    Packed with examples and written in a first-hand approach to the subject matter, this book addresses alternative development options, and shows you how to design fast, reactive game interfaces and efficient application screens that comply with usability standards.

    • Begins with a brief introduction to alternative development options and then quickly moves on to best practices for application architecture, performance measurement, and efficiency
    • Explains how to design fast, reactive game interfaces and efficient application screens that comply with usability standards
    • Introduces the new APIs available to developers, before offering an advanced introduction to OpenGL and native Android development projects
    • Shares specific details for creating attractive, efficient, and robust games and applications.
    • Provides details for using the latest Android APIs

    Providing advanced lessons on Android application development, this book offers unparalleled detailed coverage of Android.

  • High-Performance Managed Futures: The New Way to Diversify Your Portfolio

    A provocative and insightful look at using managed futures to diversify investment portfolios

    Financial advisors have long ignored managed futures. Yet, in the past thirty years, managed futures have significantly outperformed traditional stock and bond investments. In High-Performance Managed Futures: The New Way to Diversity Your Portfolio, author Mark H. Melin advises investors to question the commonly held belief of stocks and bonds, buy and hold. The first book of its kind, Melin advances a Nobel Prize winning investment method that s been updated for today s world to describe how managed futures can be used to design portfolios independent of the ups and downs of the stock market. The book:
        Details a new path for managing investments that s not entirely dependent on the economy at large
        Describes meaningful asset diversification, while exposing Wall Street myths on the subject
    Many of today s investor s are betrayed by either short-term thinking or the now outdated buy and hold investing philosophy. High-Performance Managed Futures details how to develop a stock market neutral investment portfolio designed for success in the long-term.

  • SAS For Dummies

    The fun and easy way to learn to use this leading business intelligence tool

    Written by an author team who is directly involved with SAS, this easy-to-follow guide is fully updated for the latest release of SAS and covers just what you need to put this popular software to work in your business. SAS allows any business or enterprise to improve data delivery, analysis, reporting, movement across a company, data mining, forecasting, statistical analysis, and more. SAS For Dummies, 2nd Edition  gives you the necessary background on what SAS can do for you and explains how to use the Enterprise Guide.

    • SAS provides statistical and data analysis tools to help you deal with all kinds of data: operational, financial, performance, and more
    • Places special emphasis on Enterprise Guide and other analytical tools, covering all commonly used features
    • Covers all commonly used features and shows you the practical applications you can put to work in your business
    • Explores how to get various types of data into the software and how to work with databases
    • Covers producing reports and Web reporting tools, analytics, macros, and working with your data

    In the easy-to-follow, no-nonsense For Dummies format, SAS For Dummies gives you the knowledge and the confidence to get SAS working for your organization.

    Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

  • Leader to Leader (LTL): Summer 2010

    Get insightful articles on leadership, management, and strategy written by today's leaders with this award-winning journal. Brought to you by the Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute, Leader to Leader brings together a peerless selection of world-class executives, best-selling management authors, top consultants, and respected social thinkers. Leader to Leader poses provocative questions that challenge your leadership assumptions and provides compelling evidence powerful enough to change your leadership thinking while offering thoughtful analysis of complex leadership issues.

  • The Intelligence Paradox: Why the Intelligent Choice Isn′t Always the Smart One

    A book that challenges common misconceptions about the nature of intelligence

    Satoshi Kanazawa?s Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters (written with Alan S. Miller) was hailed by the Los Angeles Times as "a rollicking bit of pop science that turns the lens of evolutionary psychology on issues of the day." That book answered such burning questions as why women tend to lust after males who already have mates and why newborns look more like Dad than Mom. Now Kanazawa tackles the nature of intelligence: what it is, what it does, what it is good for (if anything). Highly entertaining, smart (dare we say intelligent?), and daringly contrarian, The Intelligence Paradox will provide a deeper understanding of what intelligence is, and what it means for us in our lives.

    • Asks why more intelligent individuals are not better (and are, in fact, often worse) than less intelligent individuals in solving some of the most important problems in life such as finding a mate, raising children, and making friends
    • Discusses why liberals are more intelligent than conservatives, why atheists are more intelligent than the religious, why more intelligent men value monogamy, why night owls are more intelligent than morning larks, and why homosexuals are more intelligent than heterosexuals
    • Explores how the purpose for which general intelligence evolved solving evolutionarily novel problems allows us to explain why intelligent people have the particular values and preferences they have

    Challenging common misconceptions about the nature of intelligence, this book offers surprising insights into the cutting-edge of science at the intersection of evolutionary psychology and intelligence research.

  • The Negotiation Book: Your Definitive Guide To Successful Negotiating

    Negotiation is one of the most important skills in business. Fact.

    No other skill will give you a better chance of optimising your success and your organisation s success.

    Every time you negotiate, you are looking for an increased advantage. This book delivers it. From planning, dynamics and strategies, to psychology, tactics and behaviours, nothing will put you in a stronger position to build capability, build negotiation strategies and facilitate negotiations through to successful conclusions. Chapters include:

    • The Clock Face of Negotiation
    • Can You Really Negotiate?
    • Limitations
    • The Architect
    • The e Factor
    • Empowerment
    • Creativity
    • Partnerships

    The Negotiation Book is your competitive advantage. That s something everyone can agree on.

  • Professional Test Driven Development with C#: Developing Real World Applications with TDD.

    Hands-on guidance to creating great test-driven development practice

    Test-driven development (TDD) practice helps developers recognize a well-designed application, and encourages writing a test before writing the functionality that needs to be implemented. This hands-on guide provides invaluable insight for creating successful test-driven development processes. With source code and examples featured in both C# and .NET, the book walks you through the TDD methodology and shows how it is applied to a real-world application. You ll witness the application built from scratch and details each step that is involved in the development, as well as any problems that were encountered and the solutions that were applied.

    • Clarifies the motivation behind test-driven development (TDD), what it is, and how it works
    • Reviews the various steps involved in developing an application and the testing that is involved prior to implementing the functionality
    • Discusses unit testing and refactoring

    Professional Test-Driven Development with C# shows you how to create great TDD processes right away.

  • Frommer′s® Thailand

    You?ll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer?s. It?s like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go--they?ve done the legwork for you, and they?re not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges. Every Frommer?s Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and nightlife. You?d be lost without us!

    Frommer?s holds the key to worry-free travel in this exotic land, with valuable cultural insights, the latest trip-planning advice, detailed maps, and smart tips on language, local customs, and getting around. You?ll find honest, in-depth reviews of luxury beach resorts, high-tech business hotels, intimate inns, and simple guest houses and bungalows, all based on recent personal inspections.

    We?ll show you spectacular beaches, waterfalls, floating markets, majestic temples, ancient ruins, national parks, palaces, and traditional villages. We?ll lead you to amazing restaurants, and even take you elephant trekking in the Northern Hills. You?ll also rely on us to guide you through the confusing, bustling, but intriguing city of Bangkok (our author, who lived there while writing this guide, knows it intimately, and discovered all sorts of hidden surprises). With Frommer?s in hand, you?ll experience all the wonder of Thailand!

  • Nonlinear Spectroscopy of Interfaces: From Fundamentals to Applications

    Nonlinear Spectroscopy of Interfaces provides a timely and comprehensive treatment of surface-selective nonlinear spectroscopy, from fundamental theory and experimental techniques, to the latest applications. Author A. Morita reviews the range of applications of these techniques, from the historical sketch to the most recent advances that have greatly advanced microscopic understandings of soft and/or wet interfaces. The text addresses applications in water and aqueous solution surfaces, orientational analysis of organic molecules at interfaces, local structure of liquid-liquid interfaces, and various interfaces in the materials science and the biological sciences.

  • The Heart of Desire: Keys to the Pleasures of Love

    How can you keep sexual desire alive over the long term? More and more people are finding it difficult to maintain a relationship that is both emotionally and sexually gratifying. In a book that will challenge and forever change how you think about love and sex, clinical psychologist and sex therapist Stella Resnick, PhD, draws on the latest scientific research to explore the love-lust dilemma. Dr. Resnick reveals how early programming can inhibit sexual desire as lovers become committed partners and begin to treat each other less like lovers and more like family. Dr. Resnick’s revolutionary body-mind program will help you recognize limiting old patterns, learn valuable skills for enhancing romantic love and sexual aliveness, and tap into your natural capacity to enjoy emotionally fulfilling sexual pleasure. You?ll discover: *A 10-Step Loving Sex Program with detailed methods for deepening the pleasures of emotional intimacy and broadening your erotic repertoire *The latest research in sexology, neuroscience, brain neuroplasticity, and the psychology of flourishing with practical applications for relationships *Real-life stories from the author?s decades of work with clients and her own personal journey

  • Easy Quilt Projects: Favorites from the Editors of American Patchwork & Quilting

    41 quilt projects from American Patchwork & Quilting

    Are you a beginner quilter looking for a place to start learning this time-honored craft? Are you a more advanced quilter looking for quick and gifty projects that you can complete in a snap?

    From the editors of American Patchwork & Quilting comes a collection of ideas and inspiration for making beautiful quilt projects. This book is packed with gorgeous photography and easy-to-follow instructions for making everything from throws and bed-sized quilts to bags and pincushions.

    • Beautiful full-color photographs of every project
    • Full-size patterns for you to tear out and use again and again

    Plus, each project includes a quilt diagram, assembly instructions, and schematic illustrations!

  • Biochemistry

    The "Gold Standard" in Biochemistry text books, Biochemistry 4e, is a modern classic that has been thoroughly revised. Don and Judy Voet explain biochemical concepts while offering a unified presentation of life and its variation through evolution. Incorporates both classical and current research to illustrate the historical source of much of our biochemical knowledge.

  • Biology of Sensory Systems

    Since publication of the first edition, huge developments have taken place in sensory biology research and new insights have been provided in particular by molecular biology. These show the similarities in the molecular architecture and in the physiology of sensory cells across species and across sensory modality and often indicate a common ancestry dating back over half a billion years. 

    Biology of Sensory Systems has thus been completely revised and takes a molecular, evolutionary and comparative approach, providing an overview of sensory systems in vertebrates, invertebrates and prokaryotes, with a strong focus on human senses.

    Written by a renowned author with extensive teaching experience, the book covers, in six parts, the general features of sensory systems, the mechanosenses, the chemosenses, the senses which detect electromagnetic radiation, other sensory systems including pain, thermosensitivity and some of the minority senses and, finally, provides an outline and discussion of philosophical implications.

    New in this edition:

    • Greater emphasis on molecular biology and intracellular mechanisms
    • New chapter on genomics and sensory systems
    • Sections on TRP channels, synaptic transmission, evolution of nervous systems, arachnid mechanosensitive sensilla and photoreceptors, electroreception in the Monotremata, language and the FOXP2 gene, mirror neurons and the molecular biology of pain
    • Updated passages on human olfaction and gustation. 

    Over four hundred illustrations, boxes containing supplementary material and self-assessment questions and a full bibliography at the end of each part make Biology of Sensory Systems essential reading for undergraduate students of biology, zoology, animal physiology, neuroscience, anatomy and physiological psychology. The book is also suitable for postgraduate students in more specialised courses such as vision sciences, optometry, neurophysiology, neuropathology, developmental biology.

    Praise from the reviews of the first edition:

    "An excellent advanced undergraduate/postgraduate textbook." ASLIB BOOK GUIDE

    "The emphasis on comparative biology and evolution is one of the distinguishing features of this self-contained book. .... this is an informative and thought-provoking text..." TIMES HIGHER EDUCATIONAL SUPPLEMENT

  • Medical Decision Making 2e

    This book clearly demonstrates how to best make medical decisions while incorporating clinical practice guidelines and decision support systems for electronic medical record systems.

    New to this edition is how medical decision making ideas are being incorporated into clinical decision support systems in electronic medical records and also how they are being used to shape practice guidelines and policies.

  • Rick Sammon′s HDR Secrets for Digital Photographers

    Top photographer Rick Sammon shares his greatest HDR tips and tricks

    High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography is a process in which a photographer shoots multiple shots of the same subject at varying exposure settings and then "stitches" the images together with photo-editing software into a single photo that presents sharper color and focus than a single image. World-renowned digital photographer and Canon Explorer of Light Rick Sammon reveals his most amazing HDR tips, tricks, and techniques for creating the best possible HDR images.

    Packed with more than 150 of Sammon?s stunning full-color photos and more than 200 techniques, this invaluable guide inspires and motivates you to capture and edit your own unique still-life images.

    • World-renowned digital photographer and Canon Explore of Light Rick Sammon reveals a wealth of unparalleled High Dynamic Range (HDR) tips, tricks, and techniques
    • Inspires both amateur and experienced photographers to boost their creativity, and improve the quality of their images in the digital darkroom
    • Features more than 150 beautiful images from Sammon?s own portfolio as well as more than 200 tips and tricks for shooting and editing HDR images

    HDR Secrets for Digital Photographers unveils an abundance of tips and tricks that will help you make your good HDR photos great.

  • Financial Statement Analysis Workbook: A Practitioner's Guide, 4th Edition

    The companion Workbook to Financial Statement Analysis, Fourth Edition

    Whether you?re evaluating a company?s stock price, assessing its credit quality, or determining valuations for a merger or acquisition, deciphering the messages embedded within a company?s financial statements is critical, especially after the recent financial crisis.

    This workbook will help you do this and much more, by allowing you to hone your skills and test the knowledge you?ve gained from reading Financial Statement Analysis, Fourth Edition.

    • Contains question-and-answer sections that correspond to each chapter of Financial Statement Analysis, Fourth Edition
    • Puts financial statement analysis in perspective
    • Topics covered include issues related to the financial crisis of 2008-2009; interpreting balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements; and much more

    Financial Statement Analysis Workbook, Fourth Edition will help expand your skills in analyzing financial statements, so you can successfully put your hard-won knowledge to work in the real world.

  • Statics For Dummies

    The fast and easy way to ace your statics course

    Does the study of statics stress you out? Does just the thought of mechanics make you rigid? Thanks to this book, you can find balance in the study of this often-intimidating subject and ace even the most challenging university-level courses.

    Statics For Dummies gives you easy-to-follow, plain-English explanations for everything you need to grasp the study of statics. You?ll get a thorough introduction to this foundational branch of engineering and easy-to-follow coverage of solving problems involving forces on bodies at rest; vector algebra; force systems; equivalent force systems; distributed forces; internal forces; principles of equilibrium; applications to trusses, frames, and beams; and friction.

    • Offers a comprehensible introduction to statics
    • Covers all the major topics you?ll encounter in university-level courses
    • Plain-English guidance help you grasp even the most confusing concepts

    If you?re currently enrolled in a statics course and looking for a friendlier way to get a handle on the subject, Statics For Dummies has you covered.

  • Data Mining in Grid Computing Environments

    Based around eleven international real life case studies and including contributions from leading experts in the field this groundbreaking book explores the need for the grid-enabling of data mining applications and provides a comprehensive study of the technology, techniques and management skills necessary to create them. This book provides a simultaneous design blueprint, user guide, and research agenda for current and future developments and will appeal to a broad audience; from developers and users of data mining and grid technology, to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in this field.

  • Why Women Mean Business + How Women Mean Business Set-

    This 2 in 1 set includes the internationally acclaimed bestseller Why Women Mean Business and the new follow-up book HowWomen Mean Business.  Armed with both these books you willdiscover why business needs to change and how you can achieve ahealthy and profitable balance. 

    Understand the gender divide

    Balance your business for better bottom line results

    Find out how companies are implementing balance and making it work

    Praise for Why Women Mean Business

    ...gives example after example of the price that weall pay for a situation in which women may hold the keys butmen still control the locks .   TheTimes

    What s especially valuable is the authors analysis of where companies go wrong in managingwomen...that s how it will help women in theworkplace. Harvard Business Review

    Lays out the importance of retaining women in seniorleadership positions.   Harpers Bazaar

    Wittenberg-Cox and Maitland have opened newground.   Management Today

    Praise for How Women Mean Business

    A call to action for savvy executives. Lois P Frankel, PhD, bestselling author of Nice GirlsDon t Get the Corner Office.

    Understanding the why of gender balance iseasy, the real challenge is implementing the how across abusiness. This book shows the reader how to do it, step bypragmatic step. John J. Harris, Chairman and CEO,Nestlé Waters

    This book is the best overview of the extraordinarybusiness opportunity women represent. Julie Gilbert,Founder and CEO, Wolf

    How Women Mean Business is a must-read for anymanager. Emilio Umeoka, President, Microsoft AsiaPacific

    How Women Mean Business sets out a compellingblueprint for better business practices in the 21stcentury. Cherie Blair

    A must-read for any leader wanting to use genderdifferences as a strategic lever to develop theirbusiness. Jean-Pascal Tricoire, President and CEO,Schneider Electric

  • Electrical Power System Essentials

    Much of the basic hardware that generates, transmits and distributes electricity has changed little over the past century. However, the techniques applied in the power system have advanced, leading to greater transformer efficiency and more economic transmission and distribution. As the demand for electricity in both the developed and developing world increases, governments and electricity providers continue to look for alternative means of creating energy through renewable sources. Today s needs also include well-designed systems that are capable of producing large quantities of electricity in the safest, most cost-effective way for the benefit of both individuals and industry.

    This book provides an accessible introduction to the interesting world of alternating current (AC) power systems, focusing on the system as a whole. After laying out the basics for a steady-state analysis of three-phase power systems, the book examines:

    • the generation, transmission, distribution, and utilization of electric energy;
    • the principles of thermal, nuclear and renewable energy plants;
    • power system control and operation;
    • the organization of electricity markets, the changes currently taking place, and the developments that could lead to alternative power systems in the future.

    Inside, you will find appendices that support the key text, supplying information on the modeling of power system components and including basic equations derived from Maxwell s laws. Numerous practical examples, case studies and illustrations, demonstrate the theory, techniques and results presented in the text, and an accompanying solutions manual with problems and worked through answers is available on a supplementary website.

    With its pragmatic approach, Power System Essentials is ideal for senior undergraduate students in electrical engineering who require an up-to-date overview of the subject. This book also acts as a concise reference, suitable for postgraduates and professionals from a range of disciplines who would like to work in this field. 

  • Electromagnetic Simulation Techniques Based on the FDTD Method

    Bridges the gap between FDTD theory and the implementation of practical simulation techniques

    This is the first publication that guides readers step by step through the implementation of electromagnetic simulation techniques based on FDTD methods. These simulation techniques serve as an essential bridge between FDTD methods and their applications. Moreover, the book helps readers better understand the underlying logic of FDTD methods so that they can design FDTD projects using either commercial electromagnetic software packages or their own codes in order to solve practical engineering problems.

    The book begins with two chapters that introduce the basic concepts of the 3-D Cartesian FDTD method, followed by discussions of advanced FDTD methods such as conformal techniques, dispersive media, circuit elements, and near-to-far field transformation. Next, the book:

    • Presents basic concepts of parallel processing techniques and systems, including parallel FDTD techniques and systems

    • Explores simulation techniques based on FDTD methods

    • Illustrates practical simulation techniques using engineering applications

    Introduces advanced simulation techniques

    Each chapter concludes with references to help readers investigate particular topics in greater depth. Each chapter also includes problem sets that challenge readers to put their new FDTD and simulation skills into practice.

    By bridging the gap between FDTD theory and practical simulation techniques, this publication is an invaluable guide for students and engineers who need to solve a wide range of design problems in RF, antenna, and microwave engineering.


  • Detecting Lies and Deceit: Pitfalls and Opportunities

    Why do people lie?
    Do gender and personality differences affect how peoplelie?
    How can lies be detected?

    Detecting Lies and Deceit provides the most comprehensivereview of deception to date. This revised edition provides anup-to-date account of deception research and discusses the workingand efficacy of the most commonly used lie detection tools,including:

    • Behaviour Analysis Interview
    • Statement Validity Assessment
    • Reality Monitoring
    • Scientific Content Analysis
    • Several different polygraph tests
    • Voice Stress Analysis
    • Thermal Imaging
    • EEG-P300
    • Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)

    All three aspects of deception are covered: nonverbal cues,speech and written statement analysis and (neuro)physiologicalresponses. The most common errors in lie detection are discussedand practical guidelines are provided to help professionals improvetheir lie detection skills.

    Detecting Lies and Deceit is a must-have resource for students,academics and professionals in psychology, criminology, policingand law.

  • Chess Openings For Dummies

    Improve your chess game the fast and easy way

    You never get a second chance to make a first impression?especially in the game of chess! Chess Openings For Dummies gives you tips and techniques for analyzing openings and strategies for winning chess games from the very first move you make!

    This friendly, helpful guide provides you with easy-to-follow and step-by-step instructions on the top opening chess strategies and gives you the tools you need to develop your own line of attack from the very start.

    • Includes illustrations to help ensure victory
    • Equips you with the tools and strategies to plan a winning strategy
    • Also serves as a valuable resource for curriculums that use chess as a learning tool

    Whether you?re a veteran or novice chess player, Chess Openings For Dummies is the ultimate guide to getting a grip on the openings and variants that will ensure you have all the right moves to open and win any chess game.

  • Urban Design Since 1945: A Global Perspective

    At the end of World War II many European and Asian cities lay in ruins and in need of reconstruction, leaving millions of people homeless refugees. Urban Design Since 1945 details how this crisis was confronted by architects and urban planners. It examines the attempt to solve this problem through industrialization of housing and the machine city model on both sides of the Iron Curtain and charts the emergence of urban design as a distinct, fragmentary profession within the global network city in Europe, America, and Japan. Given the landscape of the near future, the book asks how planners will reach such goals as sustainable development, equity, and social justice.

  • AAGBI Core Topics in Anaesthesia 2012

    Based on the Association of Anesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland?s (AAGBI) continuing education lecture series, this clinical-oriented book covers the latest developments in research and the clinical application to anesthesia and pain control.

  • Typographic Design: Form and Communication

    Full-color throughout and be supported by a companion website and instructor ancillaries, Typographic Design has been a consistent knowledge source on the ins and outs of working with type. The new Fifth Edition is updated throughout, including many new images and case studies. It also contains new information on visual metaphor, analogy, metonymy, multi-modal typography, and new cultural developments in type. Other new additions include a chapter on typography on the screen, as well as up-to-date information on typographic technology.

  • Organic Polymer Aerogels and Composites

    This book provides a practical, how-to guide with approaches to aerogel formation to aid the evolution of new technologies in optical, electronic, and chemical applications. The coverage features comprehensive characterization data and experimental procedures with synthetic protocols in every chapter. Polymer scientists, chemists, and materials scientists in industry and academia will benefit from this cutting-edge text.

  • Mastering Autodesk® Revit® MEP 2011

    Master all the core concepts and functionality of Revit MEP

    Revit MEP has finally come into its own, and this perfectly paced reference covers all the core concepts and functionality of this fast-growing mechanical, electrical, and plumbing software. The authors collate all their years of experience to develop this exhaustive tutorial that shows you how to design using a versatile model.

    You?ll discover tips, tricks, and real-world exercises that only authors who use the software daily in a professional environment can know and explain.

    • Explores the basics of the interface, how to create and use project templates, how to generate schedules that show quantities, materials, design dependencies, and more
    • Examines the mechanical side of Revit MEP, including chapters on creating logical air, water, and fire protection systems and evaluating building loads
    • Delves into how to best generate and model content, including solid modeling, creating symbols, using parameters, creating equipment, and more

    Featuring real-world sidebars, hands-on tutorials, and a supporting Web site, this reference allows you to jump into any tutorial and compare your finished work to the pros.


  • Lecture Notes: Tropical Medicine

    Providing a comprehensive introduction to the study of tropical medicine, this new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to include new content and more illustrations and clinical photographs to aid understanding. Now fully supported by a companion website containing hundreds of interactive multiple-choice questions, and available in a range of digital formats, Tropical Medicine Lecture Notes is the perfect resource for study and revision, and is the ideal companion for those practising medicine in tropical and sub-tropical regions.

    • New edition of the best-selling tropical medicine textbook
    • Brand new chapters covering Ophthalmology and Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)
    • Increased coverage of malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS
    • More colour illustrations and photographs for greater clarity and understanding
    • Fully supported by a companion website at www.lecturenoteseries.com/tropicalmed containing figures and summaries from the book in PowerPoint format, and hundreds of interactive MCQs (written by Dom Colbert)
    • Now available in a range of digital formats - perfect for on-the-go study and clinical practice

  • The E-Myth Accountant: Why Most Accounting Practices Don′t Work and What to Do About It

    Distilled small business advice for accounting practices

    Many accountants in small and mid-size practices are experts when it comes to their professional knowledge, but may not have considered their practice as much from a business perspective.

    Michael Gerber?s The E-Myth Accountant fills this void, giving you powerful advice on everything you need to run your practice as a successful business, allowing you to achieve your goals and grow your practice. Featuring Gerber?s signature easy-to-understand, easy-to-implement style, The E-Myth Accountant features

    • Gerber?s universal appeal as a recognized expert on small businesses who has coached, taught, and trained over 60,000 small businesses
    • A recognized and widely respected co-author and leader in the accounting field

    The E-Myth Accountant is the last guide you?ll ever need to make the difference in building or developing your successful accounting practice.

  • Free-Range Kids: How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children (Without Going Nuts with Worry)

    FREE RANGE KIDS has become a national movement, sparked by the incredible response to Lenore Skenazy?s piece about allowing her 9-year-old ride the subway alone in NYC. Parent groups argued about it, bloggers, blogged, spouses became uncivil with each other, and the media jumped all over it. A lot of parents today, Skenazy says, see no difference between letting their kids walk to school and letting them walk through a firing range. Any risk is seen as too much risk. But if you try to prevent every possible danger or difficult in your child?s everyday life, that child never gets a chance to grow up. We parents have to realize that the greatest risk of all just might be trying to raise a child who never encounters choice or independence.

  • Skin: The Complete Guide to Digitally Lighting, Photographing, and Retouching Faces and Bodies

    Revised and thoroughly updated, this practical guide to photographing people is better than ever!

    What is the color of skin? You may think you know, until you enter the world of digital photography and try to reproduce what you see. Differences in software, lighting, computer calibration everything has an impact on color. And that s all before you get into differences between people in terms of skin types, ethnicities, age, gender, and more! Hollywood-based photo-illustrator Lee Varis guides you step-by-step through the maze.

    This new edition covers the very newest trends and techniques in photographing, lighting, and editing skin and offers plenty of tips, examples, and valuable advice from the author s own professional experience in the field.

    • Shows you how to digitally capture all skin types: male, female, young, old, different skin tones and ethnicities, with makeup or without, wrinkled, tattooed, and more
    • Covers a wealth of topics in addition to photo editing, such as how to obtain model releases and compose shots, how to shoot groups, and how to create promotional headshots
    • Incorporates the latest on working with Photoshop and Lightroom
    • Showcases exceptional work from a variety of photographers and artists

    If you?re photographing people, you ll want this valuable and unique guide on your shelf.

  • CEH Certified Ethical Hacker Study Guide

    Full Coverage of All Exam Objectives for the CEH Exams 312-50 and EC0-350

    Thoroughly prepare for the challenging CEH Certified Ethical Hackers exam with this comprehensive study guide. The book provides full coverage of exam topics, real-world examples, and includes a CD with chapter review questions, two full-length practice exams, electronic flashcards, a glossary of key terms, and the entire book in a searchable pdf e-book.

    What?s Inside:

    • Covers ethics and legal issues, footprinting, scanning, enumeration, system hacking, trojans and backdoors, sniffers, denial of service, social engineering, session hijacking, hacking Web servers, Web application vulnerabilities, and more
    • Walks you through exam topics and includes plenty of real-world scenarios to help reinforce concepts
    • Includes a CD with an assessment test, review questions, practice exams, electronic flashcards, and the entire book in a searchable pdf

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Dummies 2e

    An updated edition of the bestselling guide on reprogramming one?s negative thoughts and behaviour

    Once the province of mental health professionals, CBT (or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) has gained wide acceptance as the treatment of choice for anyone looking to overcome anxiety, manage anger, beat an addiction, lose weight or simply gain a new outlook on life. Written by two CBT therapists, this bestselling guide helps you apply the principles of CBT in your everyday life-allowing you to spot errors in your thinking; tackle toxic thoughts; refocus and retrain your awareness; and finally, stand up to and become free of the fear, depression, anger, and obsessions that have been plaguing you.

    • Includes tips on establishing ten healthy attitudes for living as well as ten ways to lighten up
    • Helps you chart a path by defining problems and setting goals
    • Offers advice on taking a fresh look at your past, overcoming any obstacles to progress as well as ways to maintain your CBT gains
    • Includes new and refreshed content, including chapters on how to beat an addiction and overcome body image issues

    With indispensable advice on finding your way out of the debilitating maze of negative thoughts and actions, the book is brimming with invaluable suggestions that will have even a confirmed pessimist well armed for the journey forward.

  • Ethnic Dermatology: Principles and Practice

    Richly pigmented skin is the most common skin typeinternationally    

    Historically, dermatology has focused on white skin. But richpigmentation can lead to differences in presentation, diseasecourse and outcome, and reaction to treatment. Some dermatologicconditions are seen predominantly or only in richly pigmentedskin.

    Ethnic Dermatology: Principles and Practice provides apractical approach to the dermatology of non-white skin. Writtenfrom a global perspective to include Asian, African-Caribbean andNorth African skin types, it covers all the bases of dermatologyincluding:

    • Grading scales in dermatologic disease
    • Pediatric dermatology
    • Dermatology and systemic disease
    • Drug eruptions
    • Hair and scalp disorders
    • Cosmetic dermatology

    With a central focus on practical action from an internationalcast of authors, Ethnic Dermatology: Principles and Practicegives you the clinical tools you need when skin colour matters.

  • Practical Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging

    Practical Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging is an essential and practical guide to the various diagnostic imaging modalities that are used in veterinary practice. It moves from basic mathematic and physical principles through to discussion of equipment and practical methods. Radiographic techniques for both small and large animals are covered. There is a separate chapter devoted to ultrasound, as well as discussion of advanced imaging techniques such as fluoroscopy, computerised tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. The book also covers legislation and safety issues in the context of their impact on the veterinary practice.

    Presented with clear line diagrams and photographs, Practical Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging also provides revision points and self-assessment questions in each chapter to aid study. It is an ideal guide for student and qualified veterinary nurses. It is also a useful reference for veterinary students and veterinarians in general practice who want a basic guide to radiography and other imaging modalities.


    • Everything you need to know about diagnostic imaging in veterinary practice in a language you can easily understand
    • The basic principles of physics presented in simple terms
    • Improves your positioning techniques with practical tips for best practice
    • Clear guidance on the use of digital imaging to improve image quality and reduce radiation doses to patients
    • Companion website with additional resources (available at www.wiley.com/go/easton/diagnosticimaging)

  • Physical Inorganic Chemistry Set

    The two books within the set consist chapters that focus on methods, tools, and techniques of physical inorganic chemistry and describe some fundamental reaction types and treatments of reaction mechanisms. They also deal with some complex reactions and processes related to such critical topics as energy, catalysis, materials, atmosphere, environment, and health.

  • Wildlife Forensics: Methods and Applications

    Wildlife Forensics: Methods and Applications provides an accessible and practical approach to the key areas involved in this developing subject. The book contains case studies throughout the text that take the reader from the field, to the lab analysis to the court room, giving a complete insight into the path of forensic evidence and demonstrating how current techniques can be applied to wildlife forensics.

    The book contains approaches that wildlife forensic investigators and laboratory technicians can employ in investigations and provides the direction and practical advice required by legal and police professionals seeking to gain the evidence needed to prosecute wildlife crimes.

    The book will bring together in one text various aspects of wildlife forensics, including statistics, toxicology, pathology, entomology, morphological identification, and DNA analysis.

    This book will be an invaluable reference and will provide investigators, laboratory technicians and students in forensic Science/conservation biology classes with practical guidance and best methods for criminal investigations applied to wildlife crime.

    • Includes practical techniques that wildlife forensic investigators and laboratory technicians can employ in investigations.
    • Includes case studies to illustrate various key methods and applications.
    • Brings together diverse areas of forensic science and demonstrates their application specifically to the field of wildlife crime.
    • Contains methodology boxes to lead readers through the processes of individual techniques.
    • Takes an applied approach to the subject to appeal to both students of the subject and practitioners in the field.
    • Includes a broad introduction to what is meant by ?wildlife crime?, how to approach a crime scene and collect evidence and includes chapters dedicated to the key techniques utilized in wildlife investigations.
    • Includes chapters on wildlife forensic pathology; zooanthropological techniques; biological trace evidence analysis; the importance of bitemark evidence; plant and wildlife forensics; best practices and law enforcement.

  • Neuroanatomy and Neuroscience at a Glance

    Neuroanatomy and Neuroscience at a Glance provides a user-friendly introduction to the anatomy, biochemistry, physiology and pharmacology of the human nervous system within one, succinct, highly-illustrated volume.

    The double page spreads begin by summarising the anatomical structure and function of the different components of the central nervous system, followed by a section on applied neurobiology which outlines how to approach the patient with neurological and psychiatric problems and provides an overview of treatment and management options.

    Key features of this fourth edition include: 

    • A manageable overview of the structure and function of the central nervous system
    • Full guidance on how to approach the patient with neurological problems and the investigations used in the most common scenarios
    • Cases highlighting the clinical relevance of the basic neuroscience
    • New chapters on the major neurotransmitters of the CNS and their functions, the enteric nervous system and stroke
    • A fully updated companion website with interactive self-assessment questions and case studies, flashcards and revision notes at www.ataglanceseries.com/neuroscience

    Neuroanatomy and Neuroscience at a Glance is the ideal companion for anyone about to start a basic neuroanatomy or neuroscience course, or can be used as a refresher for those in clinical training.

  • Retirement Portfolios: Theory, Construction, and Management Set

    A comprehensive set of retirement portfolio guidance for finance professionals

    Retirement is one of the most important parts of the financial planning process. Yet only two percent of financial advisors describe themselves as competent in retirement planning.

    Constructing a retirement portfolio is viewed as a difficult endeavor, and the demands facing financial advisors responsible for this task continue to grow. The Retirement Portfolios Set comprised of a book and workbook-will help you develop the essential skills necessary to excel at this discipline and give you a better understanding of the entire process. The book outlines how to create a portfolio that will provide income, continue to generate growth, and protect assets from disaster. While the workbook offers you a wealth of practical information and exercises that will solidify your understanding of the tools and techniques associated with this discipline.

    • The book Examines how portfolios should be prepped in advance so that the transition from "working" portfolio to retirement portfolio is smooth and seamless
    • The workbook will test your knowledge of the information addressed in Retirement Portfolios, before you put it to work in real world situations
    • Details the differences in managing a retirement portfolio versus managing portfolios during asset accumulation years

    The ability to create retirement portfolios and manage their risks are skills you must possess to be an effective financial advisor. Retirement Portfolios Set will help you achieve this elusive goal.

  • Emotionally Intelligent Leadership for Students: Basic Facilitator′s Set

    Emotionally Intelligent Leadership is a groundbreaking book that combines the concepts of emotional intelligence and leadership in one model-emotionally intelligent leadership (EIL). This important resource offers students a practical guide for developing their EIL capacities and emphasizes that leadership is a learnable skill that is based on developing healthy and effective relationships. Step by step, the authors outline the EIL model (consciousness of context, consciousness of self, and consciousness of others) and explore the twenty-one capacities that define the emotionally intelligent leader.

  • Process Dynamics and Control

    This third edition provides chemical engineers with process control techniques that are used in practice while offering detailed mathematical analysis. Numerous examples and simulations are used to illustrate key theoretical concepts. New exercises are integrated throughout several chapters to reinforce concepts. Up-to-date information is also included on real-time optimization and model predictive control to highlight the significant impact these techniques have on industrial practice. And chemical engineers will find two new chapters on biosystems control to gain the latest perspective in the field.

  • Office 2010 For Dummies, Book + DVD Bundle

    A value-priced book-and-DVD bundle for getting started with the latest release of Microsoft Office

    Eager to harness the power of Office 2010? Then this is the perfect book-and-DVD package for you! Featuring the enormously popular Office For Dummies book, the bundle also includes a must-have three-hour instructional DVD replete with step-by-step instructions covering the most essential Office 2010 tasks.

    You?ll feel as though you have an Office 2010 expert by your side to answer your questions and and walk you through popular topics, such as word processing, presentations, data management and analysis, and much more. You'll quickly and easily feel comfortable with Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Access.

    • This book-and-DVD bundle is an ideal resource for getting comfortable and confident with the new features of and updates to Office 2010
    • Covers Microsoft Office basics in the book, such as typing in Word, navigating an Excel spreadsheet, creating a unique PowerPoint presentation, configuring e-mail with Outlook, designing an Access database, and much more
    • Provides step-by-step instructions for completing essential Office 2010 tasks on the DVD, including: creating a document, selecting commands from the ribbon, formatting with styles and templates, working with e-mail, adding audio and video to a presentation, designing a database, and more

    With this book-and-DVD bundle, you'll spend more time working on your Office 2010 projects and less time figuring out how to use the Office applications.

  • Medical Pharmacology at a Glance

    Widely recognised as the best starting point for pharmacology study, the internationally best-selling Medical Pharmacology at a Glance is an ideal companion for all students of the health sciences. 

    Key principles are supported by coloured schematic diagrams - invaluable as both an introduction to medical pharmacology, and revision in the run-up to pharmacology exams.

    Revised and thoroughly updated throughout, and reflecting changes to the content and assessment methods used by medical schools, Medical Pharmacology at a Glance:

    • Introduces the basic principles of drug action, interaction, absorption and excretion
    • Bases chapters on diseases and syndromes, for clinically-focused learning
    • Includes references to the pathophysiology of disease, to aid understanding of drug choice and action
    • Indicates the therapeutics of choice for specific disorders and conditions
    • Features cross references between discussion of drug classes and diseases
    • Includes self-assessment cases studies with full answers, for revision and review
    • Features a new chapter on immunosuppressants and antirheumatoid drugs

    Now includes a brand new companion website, with cases and fully downloadable flashcards, at www.ataglanceseries.com/pharmacology

  • Church of Lies

    From the Preface:

    "My name is Flora Jessop. I?ve been called apostate, vigilante, and crazy bitch, and maybe I am. But some people call me a hero, and I?d like to think they?re right too. If I am a hero, maybe it?s because every time I can play a part in saving a child or a woman from a life of servitude and degradation, I?m saving a little piece of me, too.

    I was one of twenty-eight children born to my dad and his three wives. Indoctrinated to believe that the outside world was evil, and that I resided among the righteous, I was destined to marry a man chosen for me by the Prophet. I would then live in harmony with my sister-wives, bear many children, and obey and serve my future husband in this life and throughout eternity. But my innocence didn?t last long. While still a child, I understood that the church of the righteous was nothing but a church of lies.

    When I was eight years old my father sexually molested me for the first time, raping me when I was twelve. I tried to kill myself. Beaten, molested, taunted, and abused by family members alleging they only wanted to save my soul became a daily routine, I ran from this abuse more than once in my early teens--even attempting to cross the desert on foot. My family hunted me down. I thought government agencies would provide me safety if I reported my father. Instead, police and social services colluded with the FLDS to return me to my family and I ended up back inside polygamy, right where I started."

    Flora goes on from there to tell the dramatic true story of how she ultimately escaped and has been fighting against frustrating obstacles with hard fought successes in rescuing women and children from the FLDS. It?s a story you can?t put down.

  • Interaction Design: Beyond Human - Computer Interaction

    A revision of the #1 text in the Human Computer Interaction field,Interaction Design, the third edition is an ideal resource forlearning the interdisciplinary skills needed for interactiondesign, human-computer interaction, information design, web designand ubiquitous computing.

    The authors are acknowledged leaders and educators in theirfield, with a strong global reputation. They bring depth of scopeto the subject in this new edition, encompassing the latesttechnologies and devices including social networking, Web 2.0 andmobile devices. The third edition also adds, develops and updatescases, examples and questions to bring the book in line with thelatest in Human Computer Interaction.

    Interaction Design offers a cross-disciplinary, practical andprocess-oriented approach to Human Computer Interaction, showingnot just what principles ought to apply to Interaction Design, butcrucially how they can be applied. The book focuses on how todesign interactive products that enhance and extend the way peoplecommunicate, interact and work. Motivating examples are included toillustrate both technical, but also social and ethical issues,making the book approachable and adaptable for both ComputerScience and non-Computer Science users. Interviews with key HCIluminaries are included and provide an insight into current andfuture trends.

    The book has an accompanying website www.id-book.com which hasbeen updated to include resources to match the new edition.

  • Garden Makeovers: Quick fixes and designer secrets to transform your garden

    Creating gardening magic on the weekends

    For anyone entertaining the in-laws, or planning a barbecue, or thinking of reselling a house, turning a neglected backyard into a showcase-almost overnight-might sound impossible. Ideal for the gardener strapped for time, Garden Makeovers shows how, with only a few inspired touches-like candle holders, decorations, and a reshaped lawn-to instantly transform a weed-ridden patch into an awe-inspiring creation that will wow the neighbors. Featuring ten gardens in detail, the book includes each garden?s plan as well as overall and close-up photos, all in an easy-to-read magazine-style format.

  • Self-Hypnosis For Dummies

    Self-Hypnosis For Dummies is a hands-on guide to achieving your goals using hypnosis. Whether you want to lose weight, overcome anxiety or phobias, cure insomnia, stop smoking, or simply stop biting your nails, this guide has it covered! The reassuring and straight-talking information will help you harness the power of your mind and re-train your subconscious to think in more healthy and constructive ways, and to overcome specific issues, such as anxiety and paranoia, and break bad habits, such as smoking. The easy-to-follow style will guide you through every step of the process, empowering you to take control and start making changes right away. NOTEZ: Ce produit comprend un acces audio en ligne.

  • Computational Methods for Mass Spectrometry Proteomics

    Proteomics is the study of the subsets of proteins present in different parts of an organism and how they change with time and varying conditions. Mass spectrometry is the leading technology used in proteomics, and the field relies heavily on bioinformatics to process and analyze the acquired data.   Since recent years have seen tremendous developments in instrumentation and proteomics-related bioinformatics, there is clearly a need for a solid introduction to the crossroads where proteomics and bioinformatics meet.

    Computational Methods for Mass Spectrometry Proteomics describes the different instruments and methodologies used in proteomics in a unified manner. The authors put an emphasis on the computational methods for the different phases of a proteomics analysis, but the underlying principles in protein chemistry and instrument technology are also described. The book is illustrated by a number of figures and examples, and contains exercises for the reader. Written in an accessible yet rigorous style, it is a valuable reference for both informaticians and biologists.

    Computational Methods for Mass Spectrometry Proteomics is suited for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of bioinformatics and molecular biology with an interest in proteomics. It also provides a good introduction and reference source for researchers new to proteomics, and for people who come into more peripheral contact with the field.

  • Laboratory Manual for Principles of General Chemistry

    This new edition of the Beran lab manual emphasises chemical principles as well as techniques. The manual helps students understand the timing and situations for the various techniques. The Beran lab manual has long been a market leading lab manual for general chemistry. Each experiment is presented with concise objectives, a comprehensive list of techniques, and detailed lab intros and step-by-step procedures.

  • Brandraising: How Nonprofits Raise Visibility and Money Through Smart Communications

    In the current economic climate, nonprofits need to focus on ways to stand out from the crowd, win charitable dollars, and survive the downturn. Effective, mission-focused communications can help organizations build strong identities, heightened reputations, and increased fundraising capability. Brandraising outlines a mission-driven approach to communications and marketing, specifically designed to boost fundraising efforts. This book provides tools and guidance for nonprofits seeking to transform their communications and marketing through smart positioning, branding, campaigns, and materials that leverage solid strategy and great creative, with a unique focus on the intersection of communications and fundraising.

  • Professional RESTful Services using .NET 4

    Professional guidance for .NET developers on developing and implementing RESTful services with the latest version of Microsoft s .NET 4

    Representational State Transfer (REST) based services are widely utilized in moving and transferring hypertext from one system to another via the web, making it of critical importance. Professional RESTful Services using .NET 4 explains real-world scenarios, guiding readers how best to implement REST-based services, along with expert advice on where and how REST-based services fit best.

    • Covers the latest versions of ADO.NET Entity Framework, WCF and Silverlight 4
    • Details how to build REST services based on ASP.NET and ASP.NET MVC 2 framework
    • Discusses how to make the best use of Microsoft?s Azure Platform to build robust REST-based services

    Packed with plenty of easy to use code examples and easy to understand explanations, Professional RESTful Services using .NET 4 is the developer?s, architect?s, project manager?s or CTO?s guide to mastering REST-based services using .NET 4.0.

  • Beyond Change Management: How to Achieve Breakthrough Results Through Conscious Change Leadership

    "With this extensively upgraded second edition, Dean Anderson and Linda Ackerman Anderson solidify their status as the leading authorities on change leadership and organizational transformation. This is without question the most comprehensive approach for leaders who are serious about making change a strategic discipline."
    Jim Kouzes, Author, The Leadership Challenge and The Truth About Leadership

    A comprehensive look at what it really takes to lead transformation successfully, written by two of the "masters of the craft." The author?s best-selling first edition has been significantly updated to deliver critical insights about how leaders can achieve breakthrough results from transformational change, even in these challenging times. The book introduces conscious change leadership and provides insights about the critical human and change process dynamics that leaders must be aware of in order to succeed, and reveals why most leaders do not see these dynamics. Most importantly, it highlights the shift in worldview leaders must make to deliver greater success.

    The book outlines the author?s highly successful "multi-dimensional, process approach" to transformation, addressing change at the organizational, team, relational, and personal levels. It thoroughly addresses leadership mindset and behavioral modeling, culture change, and large systems implementations, providing best practices developed over three decades of successful consulting to Fortune 500 executives. Written for executives and managers, OD consultants, change managers, project managers, and change consultants, this must read book provides the foundation for successful change leadership and consulting.

    • Based on thirty years of action research with Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, the military, and large non-profit global organizations
    • Provides worksheets, tools, case examples, and assessments that you can immediately apply to all types of change efforts
    • Contrasts two vastly different leadership approaches to change, and reveals why only one works
    • Provides solutions for turning employee resistance into commitment
    • Outlines the common mistakes in change and how you can avoid them
    • Reveals the differences between transformation and other types of change so you can build strategies that really get results

    Beyond Change Management advances the field of change leadership, and takes the concept of managing change in organizations to a whole new level. It is a must read for anyone wanting to stay abreast of advancements in the field.

    Together with its companion volume, The Change Leader s Roadmap: How to Navigate Your Organization s Transformation, these books can be used as texts in corporate or graduate school training programs and courses.

  • Photoshop Elements 8 Digital Classroom: (Book and Video Training)

    A complete book-and-DVD training package covering Photoshop Elements 8.Photoshop Elements combines an easy-to-use set of features and enhancements combined with image editing power in an affordable program. The newest version Photoshop Elements 8 features more online integration with products like the new Flash-based Web galleries. This unique full-color book and instructional DVD provides you with an exciting learning tool that will help you get working with Elements 8 quickly and easily.

    Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 Digital Classroom is like having your own personal instructor guiding you through each lesson, while you work at your own pace.

    Thirteen self-paced lessons encourage you to discover essential skills and explore new features and capabilities of Adobe Photoshop Elements 8.

    A team of Adobe Certified Instructors escort you through the in and outs of working with Photoshop Elements 8, the user-friendly image-editing program.

    This full-color book and instructional DVD package includes step-by-step instructions, lesson files, and video tutorials that complement the topics covered in each lesson.

    Discusses the most important features of Photoshop Elements 8 including: importing photos from digital cameras and scanners, retouching and repairing damaged photos, enhancing digital images, and perfecting group shots with Photomerge.

    Addresses editing images for posting on the Web, using the sharpness interface to correct blurry images, exploring the Curves tool to adjust contract and brightness, and organizing images with auto-stacking.

    The DVD demonstrates how to edit and apply effects for stellar digital images, painting and retouching, and exploring the different filters and techniques that tap into your creative side to produce great images.

    Get in the digital classroom and get started using Photoshop Elements 8 today!

  • Atomic Force Microscopy: Understanding Basic Modes and Advanced Applications

    This book enlightens readers on the basic surface properties and distance-dependent intersurface forces one must understand to obtain even simple data from an atomic force microscope (AFM). The material becomes progressively more complex throughout the book, explaining details of calibration, physical origin of artifacts, and signal/noise limitations. Coverage spans imaging, materials property characterization, in-liquid interfacial analysis, tribology, and electromagnetic interactions.

    Supplementary material for this book can be found by entering ISBN 9780470638828 on booksupport.wiley.com

  • Fashion Design: Process, Innovation and Practice

    Shows how the design process can be successfully applied to satisfy market needs and trends Fashion design seems to be a glamorous mystery for which only the fortunate few have sufficient talent to succeed. In reality, commercially successful results can be achieved if the right processes are followed in the early design process. Fashion Design sets out basic principles and exercises in order to make fashion design a logical process, providing a framework from which they can expand your skills steadily. Fashion Design, 2nd Edition : Shows how the design process can be successfully applied to satisfy market needs and trends Has a problem solving approach, with practical design projects and portfolio exercises to encourage readers to develop their innovation, experimentation and versatility Pays special attention to computer-aided design (CAD) and employment opportunities, including an overview of what is involved in studying and becoming a designer in the contemporary fashion industry.

  • The Ultimate Slow Cooker Book: More than 400 Recipes from Appetizers to Desserts

    You'll never run out of meal ideas for your slow cooker with this massive, photo-filled compendium

    The second book in the Ultimate series, following The Ultimate Cookie Book, this giant collection of recipes will keep your slow cooker meals delicious and exciting for years to come. There's way more here than just pot roasts and stews; this book offers recipes for main courses, appetizers, sides, and even desserts and breakfast. With all that, you'll never lack for ideas again!

    Nearly 500 pages in length and packed with full-color photos and hundreds of inventive recipes—The Ultimate Slow Cooker Book is a great deal at a great price.

        • Includes 400 recipes, including main dishes, appetizers and beverages, soups and stews, side dishes, breakfast, and desserts
        • 200 full-color photos and a beautiful design will help inspire your next slow cooker sensation
        • Features tips on converting many of your favorite conventional recipes for soups, stews, and roasts so they can be prepared in the slow cooker
        • A great big cookbook at a small price

    Whether you've been using your slow cooker for years and need new ideas or you're a first-timer looking for easy dinner solutions, this is the ultimate slow cooker book for you.

  • Palm Pre For Dummies

    Everything you need to know to make the most of Palm?s newest smartphone

    Smartphones provide all sorts of communication options as well as the ability to manage your appointments and contacts. If you?re new to smartphones, Palm Pre For Dummies gets you up and running easily. If you?re a bit more savvy, you can delve deeper into more advanced elements, such as Synergy contact management and working with media.

    The Palm Pre offers features that make it a top contender in the smartphone market. Its webOS system is designed for a touchscreen-based graphical user interface that facilitates many exciting new features.

    • Palm Pre is a new smartphone specifically engineered for a touchscreen device and loaded with features to maximize the user experience
    • This book helps you take advantage of GPS navigation, games on your phone, and media management
    • Begins with the basics: turning the phone on, making and receiving calls, and storing contacts
    • Covers applications for managing personal information and how Palm Synergy helps manage your communications
    • Shows you how to manage and synchronize e-mail accounts, use the calendar, take advantage of Web site resources, and install new webOS applications

    Palm Pre For Dummies helps you take full advantage of this new feature-rich device.

  • The Art of Business Seduction: A 30-Day Plan to Get Noticed, Get Promoted and Get Ahead

    These days, more than ever, you need an edge to win the job, the sale, or the contract that you want. And once you have it, keeping it is part of the job. You?re always selling yourself, getting re-hired everyday with everything you do and say.

    The Art of Business Seduction elevates your game by allowing you to recognize what?s essential in getting noticed for the right reasons and by the right people. You?ll get powerful tools you can use immediately, including

    • A Strategic Communication plan
    • The no-fail, four-step L-WAR process (Listen, Watch, Anticipate, React)
    • Real-life exercises you can implement over thirty consecutive days that will then become a winning part of your routine and lifestyle

    Your secret weapon in today?s business struggle, The Art of Business Seduction peels away the hype to give you the unadorned facts on what will drive your continued, consistent success.

  • Interior Detailing: Concept to Construction

    Interior Detailing provides interior designers and architects with a unique collection of interior details and material information; connecting the realms of design technical detailing that are typically treated separately. The book, which includes 150 easy to understand details, shows how to logically think through the design and development of an assembly so it conforms to the designer?s intent and meets practical requirements of good construction.

  • Prezi For Dummies

    A one-stop resource for an exciting new Web-based, slide-free presentation tool! People who have been seeking a flashier version of PowerPoint have found it--and it?s Prezi. A Web-based, slide-free presentation tool, Prezi allows users to create and give rich, Web-based presentations complete with dynamic content, contextual layouts, and eye-catching visuals. Prezi For Dummies gets you rapidly up to speed, including how to think outside the traditional slide, create your project, insert Flash and other graphic files, and publish your presentation to a public domain. You'll also learn valuable tips on what makes a good Prezi. Introduces Prezi, a Web-based, Flash-friendly, dynamic presentation tool Explains how to use online and offline editors and insert images, video, sound, Flash files, and other complex graphics Covers presenting a Prezi, publishing it to a public domain, and collaborating with others Offers tips and insights on what makes a good Prezi--and how to think visually to create content that benefits your business or organization Move beyond slides, put your visual thinking cap on, and get the very most of Prezi with this timely, practical guide.

  • Europe′s Troubled Peace: 1945 to the Present

    This revised second edition now extends to the end of the firstdecade of the twenty-first century, covering the financial crisisand the related crisis in European integration, the impact of the War on Terror on Europe, and the redefinition ofEurope following EU enlargement.

    • Thoroughly revised and expanded, this integrated history ofEurope now covers the end of the Second World War up to the end ofthe first decade of the twenty-first century
    • Includes new sections on immigration and ethnicity in Europeafter the Cold War, and the role of historical memory incontemporary Europe
    • A final new chapter assesses the role of Europe within thewider world of the twenty-first century, the financial crisis andthe related crisis in European integration, the impact of the War on Terror on Europe, and the redefinition ofEurope following EU enlargement
    • Covers the history of central and eastern Europe in depth, aswell as that of Western Europe
    • Discusses in detail the impact of the Cold War across thecontinent

  • The Handbook of Transformative Learning: Theory, Research, and Practice

    The Handbook of Transformative Learning provides a comprehensive and critical review of more than three decades of theory development, research, and practice in Transformative Learning (TL). It will help adult educators understand what transformative learning is, distinguish it from other forms of learning, and foster it in their practice. The book covers five broad areas: historical, theoretical, practical, research, and future perspective. It is   comprehensive, interdisciplinary, critical, reflective, and accessible to a wide audience of interested scholars, students, and practitioners. Co-edited by leading experts in the field with an advisory group of prominent authorities, this handbook is the leading resource for the field.

  • Financial Accounting: A Global Perspective

    Financial Accounting: A Global Approach presentsaccounting in a form familiar to major markets in the U.S., U.K.,Japan, China, France and other countries, while unifying thematerial through international standards. 

    The general framework for discussion starts with internationalissues based on the work of the International Accounting StandardsBoard (IASB). The text also acknowledges the plethora of standardsthat come from other sources and helps the reader understand theheterogeneous nature of the global accounting arena. That is whatthe reader, regardless of geographic location, will take from thisbook.  The text also includes a mixture of terminologies usedin accounting, which will help the reader to develop a globalaccounting vocabulary.  Comprehensive case studies areembedded within the text.

  • Medicine at a Glance

    This fourth edition of Medicine at a Glance, the leading title in the best-selling at a Glance series, provides an unparalleled overview of the study of medicine, closely following the core medical curriculum.

    Ideal for medical students, Foundation programme doctors and those training in the allied health professions, Medicine at a Glance presents vital information on clinical presentations, diseases, and treatments in every major medical specialty, from cardiology to dermatology.

    Medicine at a Glance:
     Has been fully revised to reflect essential clinical and curriculum updates.
     Contains brand new material in key areas such as imaging, women s health, communication and data interpretation.
     Features a brand new, clearer text design, in the trusted at a Glance double-page spread style, in full-colour throughout.
     Is the ideal, practical companion to clinical attachments, available in a range of digital formats for on-the-go study and revision.
    Includes a companion website at www.ataglanceseries.com/medicine featuring interactive Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), interactive flashcards with show/hide labels, and tables of normal values

  • Mutual Funds For Dummies

    Position your portfolio for growth with one of America?s bestselling mutual fund books

    Indicators are pointing to a rebound in mutual funds, and investors are returning! Newly revised and updated, Mutual Funds For Dummies, 6th Edition, provides you with expert insight on how to find the best-managed funds that match your financial goals. With straightforward advice and a plethora of specific up-to-date fund recommendations, personal finance expert Eric Tyson helps you avoid fund-investing pitfalls and maximize your chances of success.

    • This revised edition features expanded coverage of ETFs, fund alternatives, and research methods
    • Tyson provides his time-tested investing advice, as well as updates to his fund recommendations and coverage of tax law changes
    • Sample fund portfolios and updated forms show you exactly how to accomplish your financial goals

    Pick the best funds, assemble and maintain your portfolio, evaluate your funds? performance, and track and invest in funds online with Mutual Funds For Dummies, 6th Edition!

  • Running an Effective Investor Relations Department: A Comprehensive Guide

    The ultimate guide to investor relations

    Your one-stop resource for everything pertaining to your company?s dealings with the investment community, Running an Effective Investor Relations Department provides investor relations professionals with essential day-to-day information. From creating and properly communicating a company?s investment story, to dealing with both the sell side and buy side of the investment community, to providing guidance, and the form and frequency of that guidance, this authoritative resource covers it all.

    • Addresses every possible area of the investor relations profession
    • Includes chapters covering disclosure, forward-looking statements, guidance, event management, and twenty other topics
    • Other titles by Bragg: The Vest Pocket Controller, Accounting Best Practices, Sixth Edition, and Just-in-Time Accounting, Third Edition

    Practical and thorough, this book offers the world-class guidance you need to effectively manage your investor relations department.

  • 7Twelve: A Diversified Investment Portfolio with a Plan

    A proven way to put together a portfolio that enhances performance and reduces risk

    Professor Craig Israelsen of Brigham Young University is an important voice in the area of asset allocation. The reason? He keeps things simple. Now, in 7Twelve, he shows you how to do the same, and demonstrates how his approach to investing can help you grow your money as well as protect it.

    7Twelve outlines a multi-asset balanced portfolio that is a logical starting point when assembling a portfolio-either as the blueprint for the entire portfolio or as a significant building block. Page by page, he will show you how to create a balanced portfolio utilizing multiple asset classes to enhance performance and reduce risk.

    • Discusses how the 7Twelve portfolio includes seven core asset classes and utilizes twelve specific mutual funds or exchange traded funds
    • Details the tax efficiency of this specific investment approach
    • Shows you how to use the 7Twelve portfolio as a pre-retirement accumulation portfolio or a post-retirement distribution portfolio

    If you want to build a well-balanced, multi-asset portfolio, 7Twelve is the book for you.

  • Scrapbooking for Baby (Better Homes and Gardens)

    Everything you need to make the ultimate scrapbooking keepsake for baby

    The arrival of a new baby is the perfect time to start scrapbooking. Better Homes and Gardens Let's Start Scrapbooking for Baby gives you tons of ideas, advice, and inspiration on how to capture precious moments of your baby's first year and turn them into timeless scrapbook layouts that you (and your baby) will cherish for a lifetime.

    Better Homes and Gardens Let's Start Scrapbooking for Baby takes the guesswork out of scrapping and gives you expert guidance on everything you need to make the ultimate scrapbook for baby, from the supplies you need now and what you can add later to tips of preserving baby memorabilia to the best ways to apply fun and functional paper crafting applications and embellishments.

    • More than 200 fresh scrapbooking ideas for the first year of baby's life
    • Includes "Let's Get Started Scrapbooking Step-by-Step Guide"
    • Bonus ideas and advice on how to photograph newborns

    Whether you're a seasoned scrapper or are just venturing into paper crafting, Better Homes and Gardens Let's Start Scrapbooking for Baby shows you how to create a priceless and irreplaceable family keepsake you'll turn to again and again. Now get scrapping!

  • Physiology at a Glance

    This revised and updated edition of Physiology at aGlance features clear and concise illustrations, memorable datatables, and easy-to-read text, to provide a thorough introductionto physiology that integrates seamlessly with the medical schoolcurriculum. Physiology at a Glance breaks the topic down into itscore components, dealing with structures of the body from cellularlevel to composite systems. Each chapter focuses on an element ofthe body and explores vital concepts to aid students at all levelsof their training. Physiology at a Glance :  Introduces basic biological principles ineasy-to-follow spreads, followed by thoroughly revised and updatedsystems-based chapters Features completely revised or brand new chapters andfigures, including introductory chapters on homeostasis, blood,haemostasis and immunological defence mechanisms  Is fully supported by a companion website at www.ataglanceseries.com/physiologyfeaturing online access to over 200 self-assessment questions fromthe book, downloadable flashcards, and revision notes With its straightforward approach to explaining the functions ofthe body, Physiology at a Glance provides medical, dental,health science and biomedical students with a thoroughunderstanding of an often complex subject.

  • iPodTM& iTunes® For Dummies®: Dvd

    • iPod is Apple's breakthrough MP3 music player that weighs less than two CDs, holds 7,500 songs, and has generated tremendous excitement
    • Since hitting the market in November 2001, the iPod has sold more than one million units, which equates to more than one iPod sold every minute of every day since its introduction
    • The iTunes music service sold more than five million tracks at ninety-nine cents apiece in its first eight weeks of service
    • Covers key features of iPod, iTunes, and the iTunes music store, which provides a legal way for consumers to secure downloadable music at an affordable price
    • Explains how to name your iPod and set preferences, connect and share your iPod, organize your digital jukebox, play music, synchronize your iPod, copy files, burn audio CDs, preview music tracks, search for and download songs from the music store, and more
    • Appeals to Mac veterans who are seeking more information about downloadable music, as well as to the growing population of new Macintosh and iPod users

  • Photographing Yosemite Digital Field Guide

    The ideal companion guide for capturing awe-inspiring photos of Yosemite!

    Whether using a compact camera or a high-end dSLR, this companion guide provides you with detailed information for taking spectacular shots of some of the most recognizable landmarks in the world. Whether you aim to capture memorable photos of Half Dome, El Capitan, Vernal Fall, Mariposa Grove, or one of Yosemite?s other many remarkable attractions, this portable resource goes where you go and walks you through valuable tips and techniques for taking the best shot possible.

    You?ll discover suggested locations for taking photos, recommended equipment, what camera settings to use, best times of day to photograph specific attractions, how to handle weather challenges, and more. In addition, beautiful images of Yosemite?s most breathtaking attractions and recognizable landmarks serve to both inspire and assist you as you embark on an amazing photographic adventure!

    • Elevates your photography skills to a new level with photography secrets from professional photographer Lewis Kemper
    • Presents clear, understandable tips and techniques that span all skill levels, using all types of digital cameras, from compact cameras to high end DSLRs
    • Features Yosemite?s main attractions in alphabetical order as well as thumb tabs on the pages so you can quickly and easily access the information you are looking for
    • Shares detailed information and insight on critical topics, such as ideal locations to photograph from, the best time of day to shoot, camera equipment to have handy, weather conditions, and optimal camera settings to consider

    Whether you?re a local familiar with the territory or a visitor seeing this beautiful U.S. National Park for the first time, this handy guide will help capture fantastic photos!

  • Intermediate Accounting: IFRS Edition Study Guide, Volume 1: Chapters 1-14

    Due to the emergence of IFRS as the required convention for reporting to stock exchanges in the European Union and other important markets, accountants must gain a strong understanding of these standards. Intermediate Accounting integrates this new information throughout the chapters so they ll learn how to apply the new global accounting standards. Global examples are presented to clearly show how the information is utilised in the field. The use of various currencies is also explored, which is critical for accountants to know in today s global businesses environment.

  • Handbook of Agricultural Entomology

    Handbook of Agricultural Entomology by Helmut van Emden is a landmark publication for students and practitioners of entomology applied to agriculture and horticulture. It can be used as a reference and as a general textbook.

    The book opens with a general introduction to entomology and includes coverage of the major insects (and mites) that cause harm to crops, livestock and humans. The important beneficial species are also included. Organisms are described in a classification of insect Orders and Families. The emphasis is on morphological characters of major taxonomic divisions, spot characters for the recognition of Families, and the life histories, damage symptoms and economic importance of the various pest species.

    The book is beautifully illustrated in full colour with more than 400 figures showing both the organisms and the damage caused to plants with diagnostic characters indicated by arrows. Coverage is world-wide and includes much material stemming from the vast personal experience of the author.

    A companion website with additional resources is available at www.wiley.com/go/vanemden/agriculturalentomology

  • Hydrogeology: Principles and Practice

    Hydrogeology: Principles and Practice provides a comprehensive introduction to the study of hydrogeology to enable the reader to appreciate the significance of groundwater in meeting current and future water resource challenges. This new edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect advances in the field since 2004.

    The book presents a systematic approach to understanding groundwater. Earlier chapters explain the fundamental physical and chemical principles of hydrogeology, and later chapters feature groundwater investigation techniques in the context of catchment processes, as well as chapters on groundwater quality and contaminant hydrogeology. Unique features of the book are chapters on the applications of environmental isotopes and noble gases in the interpretation of aquifer evolution, and on regional characteristics such as topography, compaction and variable fluid density in the explanation of geological processes affecting past, present and future groundwater flow regimes. The last chapter discusses groundwater resources and environmental management, and examines the role of groundwater in integrated river basin management, including an assessment of possible adaptation responses to the impacts of climate change.

    Throughout the text, boxes and a set of colour plates drawn from the authors teaching and research experience are used to explain special topics and to illustrate international case studies ranging from transboundary aquifers and submarine groundwater discharge to the over-pressuring of groundwater in sedimentary basins. The appendices provide conversion tables and useful reference material, and include review questions and exercises, with answers, to help develop the reader s knowledge and problem-solving skills in hydrogeology.

    This accessible textbook is essential reading for undergraduate and graduate students primarily in earth sciences, environmental sciences and physical geography with an interest in hydrogeology or groundwater science. The book will also find use among practitioners in hydrogeology, soil science, civil engineering and planning who are involved in environmental and resource protection issues requiring an understanding of groundwater.

    Additional resources can be found at: www.wiley.com/go/hiscock/hydrogeology

  • Detecting Lies and Deceit: Pitfalls and Opportunities

    Why do people lie?
    Do gender and personality differences affect how people lie?
    How can lies be detected?

    Detecting Lies and Deceit provides the most comprehensive review of deception to date. This revised edition provides an up-to-date account of deception research and discusses the working and efficacy of the most commonly used lie detection tools, including:

    • Behaviour Analysis Interview
    • Statement Validity Assessment
    • Reality Monitoring
    • Scientific Content Analysis
    • Several different polygraph tests
    • Voice Stress Analysis
    • Thermal Imaging
    • EEG-P300
    • Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)

    All three aspects of deception are covered: nonverbal cues, speech and written statement analysis and (neuro)physiological responses. The most common errors in lie detection are discussed and practical guidelines are provided to help professionals improve their lie detection skills.

    Detecting Lies and Deceit is a must-have resource for students, academics and professionals in psychology, criminology, policing and law.

  • Exam 70–667 Microsoft Office SharePoint 2010 Configuration Lab Manual

    This book is for students preparing to become certified for the 70-630, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Configuration exam. The Microsoft Official Academic Course (MOAC) lessons correlate and are mapped to the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) 70-630 certification exam. This text covers facilitating collaboration, understanding content management features, implementation of business processes, and supplying access to information essential to organizational goals and processes. Students master skills to utilize SharePoint sites that support specific content publishing, content management, records management, and business intelligence needs. The MOAC IT Professional series is the Official from Microsoft, turn-key Workforce training program that leads to professional certification and was authored for college instructors and college students.

  • The Open Innovation Revolution: Essentials, Roadblocks, and Leadership Skills

    Life is not exactly a bed of roses for most innovation leaders and intrapreneurs those assertive, innovative, corporate risk-takers who passionately turn ideas into profitable products. They take on corporate sacred cows and face down challenges that would cause less driven and less talented people to quickly throw their hands down in defeat. They struggle daily to unleash entrepreneurial thinking while dealing with an army of people fiercely dedicated to maintaining the status quo. The question for business leaders is simple: How can innovation leaders and intrapreneurs freely operate in a corporation that wants to keep things the way they are? The answer is also simple Read The Open Innovation Revolution . This practical guide reveals that, without the right people to drive innovation processes, your odds of success shrink dramatically. And as open innovation becomes the norm, developing the right people skills networking, communicating with stakeholders, building your personal brand and the ability to sell ideas is essential for your innovation leaders and intrapreneurs. Starting with a foreword from world-changing innovator and bestselling author Guy Kawasaki, The Open Innovation Revolution  looks closely at: Open innovation the visionary model that more and more companies are adopting Innovation leaders and intrapreneurs and the essential elements that must be put in place for these people to thrive The people-related roadblocks that can impede innovation and some ways these can be overcome The personal leadership skills you will need to develop as an innovation leader or intrapreneur Written by innovation thought leader Stefan Lindegaard, The Open Innovation Revolution  helps you know if open innovation is right for your organization, and then shows you how to prepare those within your organization to make the leap into the challenging, new world of open innovation.

  • Garde Manger: The Art and Craft of the Cold Kitchen

    The leading guide to the professional kitchen?s cold food station, now fully revised and updated

    Garde Manger: The Art and Craft of the Cold Kitchen has been the market?s leading textbook for culinary students and a key reference for professional chefs since its original publication in 1999. This new edition improves on the last with the most up-to-date recipes, plating techniques, and flavor profiles being used in the field today. New information on topics like artisanal cheeses, contemporary styles of pickles and vinegars, and contemporary cooking methods has been added to reflect the most current industry trends. And the fourth edition includes hundreds of all-new photographs by award-winning photographer Ben Fink, as well as approximately 450 recipes, more than 100 of which are all-new to this edition. Knowledge of garde manger is an essential part of every culinary student?s training, and many of the world?s most celebrated chefs started in garde manger as apprentices or cooks. The art of garde manger includes a broad base of culinary skills, from basic cold food preparations to roasting, poaching, simmering, and sautéing meats, fish, poultry, vegetables, and legumes. This comprehensive guide includes detailed information on cold sauces and soups; salads; sandwiches; cured and smoked foods; sausages; terrines, pâtes, galantines, and roulades; cheese; appetizers and hors d?oeuvre; condiments, crackers, and pickles; and buffet development and presentation.

  • Office 2010 Simplified

    A clear, visual way to learn Office 2010 quickly and easily

    If you?re looking for a way to get up to speed quickly on the newest version of Microsoft Office, these 400 pages of step-by-step instructions and full-color screen shots make it easy. Office 2010 has new features and tools to master, and whether you?re upgrading from an earlier version or encountering the Office applications for the first time, you?ll appreciate this simplified approach.

    This easy-to-follow guide covers Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Publisher. Microsoft Office holds more than 90 percent of the market for Windows-based productivity suites.

    • More than 90 percent of Windows users use Microsoft Office
    • This guide covers all the Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Publisher
    • Designed for people who learn best visually, with step-by-step instructions illustrated with full-color screen shots throughout
    • Revamped interior design makes it even easier to find and understand information
    • Teaches dozens of common Office tasks

    Office 2010 Simplified makes this technology easy to understand, even for those who are completely new to computers.

  • Sustainable Transportation Planning: Tools for Creating Vibrant, Healthy, and Resilient Communities

    "The Great American Dream of cruising down the parkway, zipping from here to there at any time has given way to a true nightmare that is destroying the environment, costing billions and deeply impacting our personal well-being. Getting from A to B has never been more difficult, expensive or miserable. It doesn?t have to be this way. Jeffrey Tumlin?s book Sustainable Transportation Planning offers easy-to-understand, clearly explained tips and techniques that will allow us to quite literally take back our roads. Essential reading for anyone who wants to drive our transportation system out of the gridlock."
    -Marianne Cusato, home designer and author of Get Your House Right: Architectural Elements to Use and Avoid


    ?The book is full of useful ideas on nearly every page.?
    ? Bill DiBennedetto of Triple Pundit

    As transportations-related disciplines of urban planning, architecture, landscape architecture, urban economics, and social policy have undergone major internal reform efforts in recent decades Written in clear, easy-to-follow language, this book provides planning practitioners with the tools they need to achieve their cities? economic development, social equity and ecological sustainability goals. Starting with detailed advice for improving each mode of transportation, the book offers guidance on balancing the needs of each mode against each other, whether on a downtown street, or a small town neighborhood, or a regional network.

  • A Master Class in Brand Planning: The Timeless Works of Stephen King

    In 1988, on Stephen King s retirement JWT published The King Papers a small collection of Stephen King s published writings spanning 1967-1985.  They remain timelessly potentially valuable but are an almost unexploited gold mine.  This book is comprised of a selection of 20-25 of Stephen King s most important articles, each one introduced by a known and respected practitioner who, in turn, describes the relevance of the particular original idea to the communications environment of today.

    The worth of this material is that, although the context in which the original papers were written is different, the principles themselves are appropriate to marketing communications in today s more complex media environment. 

    The book will serve as a valuable reference book for today s practitioners, as well as a unique source of sophisticated, contemporary thinking.

  • Teach Yourself VISUALLY Word 2010

    Learn to use Microsoft Word 2010 the easy, visual way

    Word is the most popular application in the Microsoft Office suite, and Word 2010 has some exciting new features. If you learn best when you can see how something is done, you?ll find the step-by-step instructions and full-color screen shots make it quick and easy to learn this new version of Word.

    The visual format helps you understand Word?s new features, including Web Apps and the revised user interface. Learn to set up and format documents, work with graphics, use Mail Merge, post documents to the Web, and more.

    • Word 2010 includes support for typographic features that enable you to create more sophisticated documents
    • This guide shows how to use the new features with step-by-step instructions and full-color views of what you see on the screen at each step
    • Perfect for visual learners who like to see how something is done
    • Covers dozens of common tasks you will use every day

    Teach Yourself VISUALLY Word 2010 gets you up to speed on the new version of Word quickly and easily.

  • Essentials of Business Processes and Information Systems with WileyPlus Set

    This book stresses how information technology (IT) provides solutions to organizational problems and challenges and emphasizes the innovative uses of information technology. By taking a practical managerial-oriented approach, the book demonstrates that information technology can be provided not only by information systems departments, but by end users as well.

  • People Buy You: The Real Secret to what Matters Most in Business

    The ultimate guide to relationships, influence and persuasion in 21st century business.

    What is most important to your success as a sales or business professional? Is it education, experience, product knowledge, job title, territory, or business dress? Is it your company?s reputation, product, price, marketing collateral, delivery lead times, in stock ratios, service guarantees, management strength, or warehouse location? Is it testimonials, the latest Forbes write up, or brand awareness? Is it the investment in the latest CRM software, business 2.0 tools, or social media strategy?

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    If you want to know the real secret to what matters most in business, just look in the mirror. That?s right, it?s YOU. Do these other things matter? Of course they do, but when all things are equal (and in the competitive world we live in today, things almost always are) People Buy You.

    Your ability to build lasting business relationships that allow you to close more deals, retain clients, increase your income, and advance your career to rise the top of your company or industry, depends on your skills for getting other people to like you, trust you, and BUY YOU.

    This break-through book pushes past the typical focus on mechanics and stale processes found in so many of today?s sales and business books, and goes right to the heart of what matters most in 21st century business. Offering a straight forward, actionable formula for creating instant connections with prospects and customers, People Buy You will enable you to achieve a whole new level of success in your sales and business career. You?ll discover:

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    • Five levers that open the door to stronger relationships that quickly increase sales, improve retention, increase profits and advance your career
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    • How to anchor your business relationships and create loyal customers who will never leave you for a competitor
    • How to build your personal brand to improve your professional presence and stand-out in the market place

    People Buy You is the new standard in the art of influence and persuasion. Few books have tackled the subject of interpersonal relationships in the business world in such a practical and down-to-earth manner, breaking what many perceive as a complex and frustrating process into easy, actionable steps that anyone can follow.

  • Macs All-in-One For Dummies®

    Seven content-rich minibooks cover the key features and tools of your Mac

    Macs are easy to use, but this guide helps you take advantage of all the cool features and make the most of your Mac. Fully updated, it covers the newest operating system, Mac OS X Snow Leopard, as well as iLife ?09, iWork ?09, and much more.

    Minibooks include Mac Basics; Photos, Music, and Movies; Browsing the Internet; Working with iLife and iWork; Other Mac Programs; Timesaving Tips with a Mac; and Mac Networking.

    • Ideal for those switching to a Mac from a PC as well as for Mac users who are upgrading
    • Helps you set up and customize your Mac and get to know the Mac way
    • Explains how to get online, surf with Safari, and send and receive e-mail
    • Covers working with photos, music, and movies, as well as crunching numbers and creating presentations with iWork
    • Explores setting up a network, running Windows on a Mac via Bootcamp, and automating your Mac
    • Provides troubleshooting tips and advice on protecting your Mac

    Macs All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition gives you the full scoop on using all the cool Mac features.

  • Stochastic Geometry and Its Applications

    An extensive update to a classic text

    Stochastic geometry and spatial statistics play a fundamental role in many modern branches of physics, materials sciences, engineering, biology and environmental sciences. They offer successful models for the description of random two- and three-dimensional micro and macro structures and statistical methods for their analysis.

    The previous edition of this book has served as the key reference in its field for over 18 years and is regarded as the best treatment of the subject of stochastic geometry, both as a subject with vital applications to spatial statistics and as a very interesting field of mathematics in its own right.

    This edition:

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    • Provides an excellent introduction to theory and modelling of point processes, which covers some very latest developments.
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    • Includes 700 new references.
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    • Provides a companion website hosting information on recent developments in the field www.wiley.com/go/cskm

    Stochastic Geometry and its Applications is ideally suited for researchers in physics, materials science, biology and ecological sciences as well as mathematicians and statisticians. It should also serve as a valuable introduction to the subject for students of mathematics and statistics.

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    A highly illustrated, plant-by-numbers guide to planning and planting your ideal garden

    Whether you're planning your first garden or want to try something new without all the trial and error, Beds and Borders provides easy, step-by-step, illustrated plans for more than ninety garden projects.

    Each project comes complete with an inspirational color photo and an overhead-plan-view planting plan with a planting grid to show correct spacing and plant size. A plant list accompanies each project and doubles as a shopping list, making it simple and easy to gather all your supplies and plants in one quick trip to your local garden supply store.

    • Features more than ninety garden projects and more than 300 photos and illustrations
    • Includes simple, well-illustrated, step-by-step instructions
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  • Organic Mass Spectrometry in Art and Archaeology

    • Offers an overview of the analysis of art and archaeological materials using techniques based on mass spectrometry
    • Illustrates basic principles, procedures and applications of mass spectrometric techniques.
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    • Such a handbook has been long-awaited by scientists, restorers and other experts in the analysis of art objects

  • Fundamentals of Residential Construction

    The leading guide to professional home construction now updated and revised!

    Fundamentals of Residential Construction, Third Edition features the most up-to-date explanations of today?s residential construction systems. From foundation to roof and exterior finishes to interior details, this new edition thoroughly addresses the latest developments in materials and methods of house construction, including energy efficiency, framing, and roofing.

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    • Financing
    • Wiring
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    • Thermal insulation
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    • Foundations
    • Finish sitework
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    • Wood and light-gauge steel framing
    • Engineered materials
    • Exterior and interior finishes

    Organized in a logical, easy-to-follow format, Fundamentals of Residential Construction, Third Edition is the one-stop source for building professionals to gain a working knowledge of codes, management procedures, material, and all home building concerns.

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    A plain-English guide to advanced physics Does just thinking about the laws of motion make your head spin? Does studying electricity short your circuits? Physics II For Dummies walks you through the essentials and gives you easy-to-understand and digestible guidance on this often intimidating course. Thanks to this book, you don't have to be Einstein to understand physics. As you learn about mechanical waves and sound, forces and fields, electric potential and electric energy, and much more, you'll appreciate the For Dummies law: The easier we make it, the faster you'll understand it! An extension of the successful Physics I For Dummies Covers topics in a straightforward and effective manner Explains concepts and terms in a fast and easy-to-understand way Whether you're currently enrolled in an undergraduate-level Physics II course or just want a refresher on the fundamentals of advanced physics, this no-nonsense guide makes this fascinating topic accessible to everyone.

  • Manual of Diagnostic Cytology of the Dog and Cat

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  • Obesity and Diabetes

    Type 2 diabetes, associated with obesity, is today the most commonform of diabetes.  It is also associated with a number ofother cardiovascular risk factors which constitute the metabolicsyndrome.  Effective management of diabesity iscrucial to the reduction of morbidity and premature morbidity dueto cardiovascular disease.

    Part of the successful Diabetes in Practice series, Obesity and Diabetes Second Edition focuses on thelink between diabetes and obesity, two of the most pressing healthproblems in the developed world.  It covers topics rangingfrom the changing epidemiology of type 2 diabetes to an analysis ofthe principal causes of the metabolic syndrome.

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    • Features many suggestions of practical value
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    • All chapters have been updated

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  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V: Insiders Guide to Microsoft′s Hypervisor

    Get the inside scoop on Hyper-V for Windows Server 2008 R2

    Virtualization is a top priority for thousands of companies all over the world. Written by an author team that is part of the Windows virtualization group at Microsoft, Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V will walk you through Hyper-V essentials so you can get you up to speed and down to business with Hyper-V.

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  • Empirical Finance for Finance and Banking

    Empirical Finance for Finance and Banking provides the student with a relatively non-technical guide to some of the key topics in finance where empirical methods play an important role  Written for students taking Master s degrees in finance and banking, it is also suitable for students and researchers in other areas, including economics.
    The first three introductory chapters outline the structure of the book and review econometric and statistical techniques, while the remaining chapters discuss various topics, including: portfolio theory and asset allocation, asset pricing and factor models, market efficiency, modelling and forecasting exchange and interest rates and Value at Risk. Understanding these topics and the methods covered will be helpful for students interested in working as analysts and researchers in financial institutions. 

  • Risk Management Applications in Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing

    This book contains both the theory and practice of risk management (RM) and provides the background, tools, and application of risk in pharmaceutical and biologics manufacturing and operations. It includes case studies and specific examples of use of RM for biological and pharmaceutical product manufacture. The book also includes useful references and a bibliography for the reader who wishes to gain additional knowledge in the subject. It aids in assisting both industry and regulatory agencies to implement compliant and effective risk management approaches, and includes case studies to help with understanding.

  • Photoshop Elements 8 After the Shoot

    A handy, full-color reference for using Photoshop Elements 8 while on the go

    Photoshop Elements combines an easy-to-use set of features and enhancements with image editing power in an affordable program. The newest version Photoshop Elements 8 features more online integration with products like the new Flash-based Web galleries.

    Featuring a convenient trim size that goes where you go, this portable guide is essential reading for Elements users and especially suited if you are a mobile user who wants to edit and post your digital photographs while on the go.

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    • Presents numbered steps and helpful examples to walk you through the most common Photoshop Elements 8 tasks
    • Provides examples and inspiration for using your digital images in print or online

    Photoshop Elements 8 After the Shoot is the perfect guide if you are looking for a clear, concise, and portable guide to Photoshop Elements.

  • Kettlebells For Dummies

    The way to a full-body workout with amazing results by mastering kettlebells

    Have you heard the buzz about the all-in-one strength and cardio workout that works every muscle in the body at once? There?s a reason why professional athletes and A-list celebrities are joining the Kettlebells revolution-and now you can, too!

    With numerous step-by-step photos throughout, Kettlebells For Dummies gives you everything you need to use kettlebells to safely improve strength, endurance, flexibility, joint durability, agility, mobility, athletic movement, and proper body alignment. Whether you?re in your teens, 20s, 30s, 40s, 60s and beyond, you?ll discover how this fast-growing fitness phenomenon can boost your metabolism and help you lose weight by mastering numerous kettlebell exercises.

    • One of the most effective workouts for burning fat, building lean muscle, and achieving core strength
    • One-hour workout can burn as much as 1,000 calories
    • Named one of the most popular fitness trends in 2009

    Whether you?re a self-proclaimed gym rat or have never lifted a weight, Kettlebells For Dummies shows you that it?s easy to use kettlebells to achieve a full-body workout that yields amazing results.

  • Nikon® D300s Digital Field Guide

    What you need to know to take amazing photos or shoot movies! with your Nikon D300s camera

    This portable, full-color guide explains all essential controls, features, and functions of the Nikon D300s camera, including the exciting new D-Movie with auto-focus feature, 3-inch LCD screen, quiet shutter release, and external microphone for movie recording. You ll find step-by-step instructions and invaluable tips and tricks to help you take your best stills or live action, whether you re capturing portraits, candid shots, sports or travel images, or macro photography.

    • Shows you how to get the very most out of your new Nikon D300s digital camera
    • Discusses in detail all the essential controls, features, and functions of the Nikon D300s, including the new D-Movie feature
    • Provides step-by-step instructions and full-color images of each menu screen
    • Explains not only how to adjust white balance, autofocus, exposure, and other settings, it explains when and why you should adjust these settings
    • Gives you a thorough digital photography refresher on lighting and composition
    • Shares valuable tips and tricks to help you capture amazing shots
    • Shows you topic-specific secrets to capturing portraits, candid shots, sports or travel photos, macro photography, and others

    Now that you have a Nikon D300s, make sure you have a copy of the Nikon D300s Digital Field Guide!

  • Matter and Interactions, Volume I: Modern Mechanics

    • Matter & Interactions, Vol. 1, Modern Mechanics focuses on the atomic structure of matter and the interactions that matter undergoes.

  • JavaScript 24-Hour Trainer

    A total learning experience shows how JavaScript works in the real world

    A new generation of web browsers has emerged that are specifically optimized for the capabilities of JavaScript. This unique book-and-DVD package shows you how to use JavaScript to make web pages more dynamic and interactive so that you can create a first-rate user experience. Packed with expertly written lessons, this must-have book-and-DVD set provides instructional demonstrations on the DVD that enhance your Java Script learningexperience through tutorial demos and helpful examples. Assuming little or no previous programming experience, the self-paced lessons guide you through the fundamentals of programming with the JavaScript language and gradually build upon the basics.

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    • Addresses how to avoid common mistakes, debug code, and use best programming practices

    • Explains how to manipulate HTML with JavaScript

    • Walks you through modifying element style

    • Details how to handle events with a cross-browser event utility object

    • Highlights conventions and best practices aimed at helping you write more efficient code

    • Explains how to send and receive data with Ajax and JSON

    Wrox guides are crafted to make learning programming languages and technologies easier than you think. Written by programmers for programmers, they provide a structured, tutorial format that will guide you through all the techniques involved.

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    • Repeat code with loops

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    • Handle errors and debug with Firebug

    Note: As part of the print version of this title, video lessons are included on DVD. For e-book versions, video lessons can be accessed at wrox.com using a link provided in the interior of the e-book.

  • Architectural Graphic Standards for Residential Construction 1.0 CD-ROM

    Architectural Graphic Standards for Residential Construction 1.0 CD-ROM provides the complete content of Architectural Graphic Standards for Residential Construction, Second Edition, in an easy-to navigate electronic format. This single user CD-ROM is compatible with Mac and Windows and includes downloadable architectural details and drawings, a visual search feature, a bookmark tool to save and annotate content, and a search engine. This must-have resource is essential for architects and related designers who work with residential structures.

  • Thriving in the Workplace All-in-One For Dummies

    Practical guidance on thriving-and surviving-in the workplace

    Are you worried about losing your job? Are you retired but forced to re-enter the workforce to keep up with the rising cost of living? Do you find yourself lucky to have a job at all, no matter how difficult or unpleasant the environment may be? Thriving in the Workplace All-In-One For Dummies gives people of all ages, in any job, and in any type of workplace the information, tips, and advice needed to boost professional value, increase job security, and manage stress.

    Inside this comprehensive book, you?ll get friendly and practical guidance on dealing with a your boss; becoming self-motivated by setting effective goals; dealing with coworkers? attitudes; earning a better performance review, raise, or promotion; handling challenging customers; thriving amidst change; increasing morale and productivity; and much more!

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    • The most comprehensive guide of its kind

    Thriving in the Workplace All-In-One For Dummies is the ultimate career bible that will help you survive and thrive at work!

  • Leader to Leader (LTL): Spring 2010

    Get insightful articles on leadership, management, and strategy written by today's leaders with this award-winning journal. Brought to you by the Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute, Leader to Leader brings together a peerless selection of world-class executives, best-selling management authors, top consultants, and respected social thinkers. Leader to Leader poses provocative questions that challenge your leadership assumptions and provides compelling evidence powerful enough to change your leadership thinking while offering thoughtful analysis of complex leadership issues.

  • iPhoneTM For Dummies®

    A full-color guide to the iPhone, including the new iPhone 3G S

    With its new 3G S model, the iPhone is definitely the must-have mobile device. This fully updated guide covers all the cool features of the fastest iPhone ever, including the Spotlight search feature, voice control, and video camera capability.

    iPhone For Dummies, 3rd Edition also covers the basics of using the multitouch interface, setting up iTunes, browsing the Internet, sending and receiving e-mail, and more.

    • The iPhone 3G S is the fastest and most powerful iPhone yet, with a host of new features
    • Learn to use landscape mode for e-mail, texting, and shooting widescreen video
    • See how to copy or cut and paste text, video, photos, and Web content from one app to another
    • Find out how to make calls, play music, or create new playlists using voice control
    • Locate anything on your iPhone with Spotlight, whether in your calendar, contacts, e-mail, iPod, apps, or even saved Web clips
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    Covering all the features of the much-anticipated iPhone 3G S, iPhone For Dummies, 3rd Edition helps you get every bit of functionality your iPhone offers.

  • Zeolite Molecular Sieves: Structure Chemistry and Use

    A completely re-written and updated new edition of the landmark volume by Breck, this volume utilizes the information and framework of the original edition. This edition covers new areas of natural gas treatment, including nitrogen and carbon dioxide removal and heavy oil cracking (including oilsands). It also expands the range of molecular sieve materials to those discovered since the original publication, as well as molecular sieve applications to include electronic and nano uses. The resulting text will appeal to a wide audience in the chemical process industry.

  • Diabetes Cookbook For Dummies®

    Many of us, at the best of times, struggle for inspiration when it comes to cooking and that s without a medical condition that may affect our eating habits and require careful management. The right diet is the foundation of a healthy lifestyle and all the more important for the successful management of diabetes.

    Fully updated for a UK audience Diabetes Cookbook For Dummies will include the latest dietary recommendations and medical information on diabetes and its management. Packed with over 100 delicious and easy to prepare recipes - for everyday eating and entertaining - alongside a brand new section on packing healthy lunches and picnics, this book will help make mealtimes interesting and healthy. The book also offers guidance on the glycaemic index, nutritional information, diabetic exchanges for each recipe and lifestyle advice to help readers take control of their condition and live life to the full.

    Diabetes Cookbook For Dummies will feature:

    Part I: Thriving with Diabetes

    • Living To Eat With Diabetes
    • Eating To Live With Diabetes
    • Planning Meals for Weight Loss Goals
    • Eating What You Like (Within Reason)
    • Stocking Up at the Supermarket

    Part II: Healthy Recipes That Taste Great

    • Enjoying the Benefits of Breakfast
    • Starting Well: Hors d Oeuvres and First Courses
    • Sipping Simply Divine Soups
    • Taking a Leaf From the Salad Bar
    • Being Full of Beans (and Grains and Pasta)
    • Adding Veg to Your Meals
    • Boning Up on Fish Cookery
    • Flocking to Poultry
    • Creating Balanced Meals with Meats
    • Nibbling on Snacks
    • Drooling Over Mouth-Watering Desserts

    Part III: Eating Away from Home

    • Eating Out as a Nourishing Experience
    • Packing a Picnic Lunch

    Part IV: The Part of Tens

    • Ten (or So) Simple Steps to Change Your Eating Habits
    • Ten Easy Substitutions in Your Eating Plan
    • Ten Strategies to Normalize Your Blood Glucose
    • Ten Healthy Eating Habits for Children with Diabetes

    Part V: Appendixes

    • Appendix A: Investing in Food Supplements for Optimum Health
    • Appendix B: Exchange Lists
    • Appendix C: A Glossary of Key Cooking Terms
    • Appendix D: Conversions of Weights, Measures, and Sugar Substitutes
    • Appendix E: Other Recipe Sources for People with Diabetes

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    This book is for students preparing to become certified for the 70-667, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Configuration exam. The Microsoft Official Academic Course (MOAC) lessons correlate and are mapped to the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) 70-667 certification exam. This text covers facilitating collaboration, understanding content management features, implementation of business processes, and supplying access to information essential to organizational goals and processes. Students master skills to utilize SharePoint sites that support specific content publishing, content management, records management, and business intelligence needs.  The MOAC IT Professional series is the Official from Microsoft, turn-key Workforce training program that leads to professional certification and was authored for college instructors and college students.

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    This book shows how the Appreciative Inquiry process helps OD and HR professionals tap into inspiring high point accounts of personal or collective capacity. This new edition puts the focus on how AI really works and adds guidelines on how to apply AI in a variety of organizational situations and for a variety of initiatives such as coaching, leadership development, strategic planning, and teambuilding. It contains tools and other resources to help with immediate use in the workplace and new and updated case studies that show how it really works.

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    The first comprehensive security resource for Mac and iPhone developers

    The Mac platform is legendary for security, but consequently, Apple developers have little appropriate security information available to help them assure that their applications are equally secure. This Wrox guide provides the first comprehensive go-to resource for Apple developers on the available frameworks and features that support secure application development.

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    • Describes how to design, implement, and deploy secure Mac and iPhone software, covering how user configurations affect application security, the keychain feature, how to maximize filesystem security, how to write secure code, and much more

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  • How to Measure Anything: Finding the Value of Intangibles in Business

    Now updated with new research and even more intuitive explanations, a demystifying explanation of how managers can inform themselves to make less risky, more profitable business decisions This insightful and eloquent book will show you how to measure those things in your own business that, until now, you may have considered "immeasurable," including customer satisfaction, organizational flexibility, technology risk, and technology ROI. Adds even more intuitive explanations of powerful measurement methods and shows how they can be applied to areas such as risk management and customer satisfaction Continues to boldly assert that any perception of "immeasurability" is based on certain popular misconceptions about measurement and measurement methods Shows the common reasoning for calling something immeasurable, and sets out to correct those ideas Offers practical methods for measuring a variety of "intangibles" Adds recent research, especially in regards to methods that seem like measurement, but are in fact a kind of "placebo effect" for management – and explains how to tell effective methods from management mythology Written by recognized expert Douglas Hubbard-creator of Applied Information Economics- How to Measure Anything, Second Edition illustrates how the author has used his approach across various industries and how any problem, no matter how difficult, ill defined, or uncertain can lend itself to measurement using proven methods.

  • Mastering Microsoft Windows 7 Administration

    A comprehensive guide for IT administrators deploying Windows 7

    Using a task-focused approach and clear, no-nonsense instructions, this book delivers all the information you?ll need to deploy and manage Windows 7 efficiently and securely. Learn how to install, configure, run, and troubleshoot Windows 7; explore advanced networking, security, and other advanced topics.

    • Delivers the information IT administrators need to deploy and manage Windows 7 successfully
    • Explains topics in the thorough, step-by-step style of all books in the Mastering series, providing you ample instruction, tips, and techniques
    • Covers how to install, configure, run, and troubleshoot Windows 7 and also explores advanced networking, security, and more
    • Uses a task-based approach, so you have plenty of real-world examples and exercises to help you understand concepts

    All the books in the Sybex Mastering series feature comprehensive and expert coverage of topics you can put to immediate use.

    Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

  • Spin Dynamics: Basics of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

    Spin Dynamics: Basics of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, SecondEdition is a comprehensive and modern introduction whichfocuses on those essential principles and concepts needed for athorough understanding of the subject, rather than the practicalaspects. The quantum theory of nuclear magnets is presented withina strong physical framework, supported by figures. 

    The book assumes only a basic knowledge of complex numbers andmatrices, and provides the reader with numerous worked examples andexercises to encourage understanding. With the explicit aim ofcarefully developing the subject from the beginning, the textstarts with coverage of quarks and nucleons and progresses throughto a detailed explanation of several important NMR experiments,including NMR imaging, COSY, NOESY and TROSY. 

    Completely revised and updated, the Second Edition features newmaterial on the properties and distributions of isotopes, chemicalshift anisotropy and quadrupolar interactions, Pake patterns, spinechoes, slice selection in NMR imaging, and a complete new chapteron the NMR spectroscopy of quadrupolar nuclei. New appendices havebeen included on Euler angles, and coherence selection by fieldgradients. As in the first edition, all material is heavilysupported by graphics, much of which is new to thisedition. 

    Written for undergraduates and postgraduate students taking afirst course in NMR spectroscopy and for those needing anup-to-date account of the subject, this multi-disciplinary bookwill appeal to chemical, physical, material, life, medical, earthand environmental scientists. The detailed physical insights willalso make the book of interest for experienced spectroscopists andNMR researchers. 

    An accessible and carefully written introduction,designed to help students to fully understand this complex anddynamic subject

    Takes a multi-disciplinary approach, focusing on basicprinciples and concepts rather than the more practical aspects

    Presents a strong pedagogical approach throughout, withemphasis placed on individual spins to aid understanding

    Includes numerous worked examples, problems, furtherreading and additional notes

    Praise from the reviews of the First Edition:

    "This is an excellent book... that many teachers of NMRspectroscopy will cherish... It deserves to be a classic among NMR spectroscopy texts." NMRIN BIOMEDICINE

    "I strongly recommend this book to everyone it isprobably the best modern comprehensive description of thesubject." ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE, INTERNATIONAL EDITION

  • Biodiversity and Insect Pests: Key Issues for Sustainable Management

    Biodiversity offers great potential for managing insect pests. It provides resistance genes and anti-insect compounds; a huge range of predatory and parasitic natural enemies of pests; and community ecology-level effects operating at the local and landscape scales to check pest build-up. This book brings together world leaders in theoretical, methodological and applied aspects to provide a comprehensive treatment of this fast-moving field.

    Chapter authors from Europe, Asia, Africa, Australasia and the Americas ensure a truly international scope. Topics range from scientific principles, innovative research methods, ecological economics and effective communication to farmers, as well as case studies of successful use of biodiversity-based pest management some of which extend over millions of hectares or are enshrined as government policy.

    Written to be accessible to advanced undergraduates whilst also stimulating the seasoned researcher, this work will help unlock the power of biodiversity to deliver sustainable insect pest management.

    Visit www.wiley.com/go/gurr/biodiversity to access the artwork from the book.

  • The Craft of Strategy Formation: Translating Business Issues into Actionable Sstrategies

    Formulating a strategy is one of the most important but also one of the most difficult challenges faced by businesses: How may one translate a concern into a structured issue and the hypotheses for addressing that issue? How should one approach the designing and executing of the analyses through which these hypotheses can be tested, thus creating the insights from which new strategic options can be developed? And how can one identify the best bets from among the many different strategic options available, and determine how these may be translated into a coherent business strategy that the organization and its stakeholders can buy into?

    This book helps to answer these questions for the senior manager responsible for company strategy; the project manager who s been asked to chart and defend a new strategic course of action; and the student wishing to learn the ropes of strategy-creation. This book offers no theoretical strategy frameworks . Nor does it propagate a specific strategy of any kind. It is, quite simply, a cook book describing a step-by-step, focused and fast approach for creating a new strategy at medium-sized and large businesses. It is a proven method used by top management consultants to help clients develop new strategies.

    The Craft of Strategy Formation provides a crisp account of the consecutive steps to take (and pitfalls to watch out for) when typically vague business concerns need to be translated into actionable strategy fast. Featuring the tried-and-tested analytical and organizational approach of top management consultants, this integral account of how strategy is crafted in practice offers a welcome break from traditional handbooks featuring largely isolated frameworks, tools and cases; highly theoretical academic treatises; and largely anecdotal infotainment books for the general reader.

  • AutoCAD 2011 and AutoCAD LT 2011: No Experience Required

    A step-by-step tutorial on AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT basics

    AutoCAD is the leading drawing software, used by design and drafting professionals to create 2D and 3D technical drawings. This tutorial is aimed at AutoCAD novices and provides you with the essentials you need so you can acquire the necessary skills to work in AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT immediately. 

    You?ll begin with the basics and gradually progress to more advanced topics and features, such as grouping, elevations, hatches, and using text in drawings. Concise explanations, focused examples, and step-by-step instructions round out this hands-on tutorial.

    • Begins with the basics of AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT, the leading 2D and 3D drawing software
    • Progresses to more advanced topics and skill sets and covers grouping, hatches, and text in drawings
    • Introduces dimensioning, external references, layouts and printing, and using 3D Contains helpful examples and step-by-step instructions so you can get started using AutoCAD immediately

    Featuring the most up-to-date techniques, tactics, industry standards, and methods, this tutorial will get you started using AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT right away.


  • Maxwell′s Equations

    An authoritative view of Maxwell?s Equations that takes theory to practice

    Maxwell?s Equations is a practical guide to one of the most remarkable sets of equations ever devised. Professor Paul Huray presents techniques that show the reader how to obtain analytic solutions for Maxwell?s equations for ideal materials and boundary conditions. These solutions are then used as a benchmark for solving real-world problems. Coverage includes:

    • An historical overview of electromagnetic concepts before Maxwell and how we define fundamental units and universal constants today

    • A review of vector analysis and vector operations of scalar, vector, and tensor products

    • Electrostatic fields and the interaction of those fields with dielectric materials and good conductors

    • A method for solving electrostatic problems through the use of Poisson?s and Laplace?s equations and Green?s function

    • Electrical resistance and power dissipation; superconductivity from an experimental perspective; and the equation of continuity

    • An introduction to magnetism from the experimental inverse square of the Biot-Savart law so that Maxwell?s magnetic flux equations can be deduced

    Maxwell?s Equations serves as an ideal textbook for undergraduate students in junior/senior electromagnetics courses and graduate students, as well as a resource for electrical engineers.

  • Performance Dashboards: Measuring, Monitoring, and Managing Your Business

    Tips, techniques, and trends on harnessing dashboard technology to optimize business performance

    In Performance Dashboards, Second Edition, author Wayne Eckerson explains what dashboards are, where they can be used, and why they are important to measuring and managing performance. As Director of Research for The Data Warehousing Institute, a worldwide association of business intelligence professionals, Eckerson interviewed dozens of organizations that have built various types of performance dashboards in different industries and lines of business. Their practical insights explore how you can effectively turbo-charge performance management initiatives with dashboard technology.

    • Includes all-new case studies, industry research, news chapters on "Architecting Performance Dashboards" and "Launching and Managing the Project" and updated information on designing KPIs, designing dashboard displays, integrating dashboards, and types of dashboards.
    • Provides a solid foundation for understanding performance dashboards, business intelligence, and performance management
    • Addresses the next generation of performance dashboards, such as Mashboards and Visual Discovery tools, and including new techniques for designing dashboards and developing key performance indicators
    • Offers guidance on how to incorporate predictive analytics, what-if modeling, collaboration, and advanced visualization techniques

    This updated book, which is 75% rewritten, provides a foundation for understanding performance dashboards, business intelligence, and performance management to optimize performance and accelerate results.

  • The Sustainable Sites Handbook: A Complete Guide to the Principles, Strategies, and Best Practices for Sustainable Landscapes

    Get the definitive resource guide for sustainable site design, construction, and management.

    The Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) is transforming land design, development, and management practices across the United States with the first national rating system for sustainable landscapes. The Sustainable Sites Handbook features comprehensive and detailed information on principles, strategies, technologies, tools, and best practices for sustainable site design. Contributors to this book are some of the same experts that carefully shaped the SITES rating tool, ensuring thorough coverage of the broad range of topics related to sustainable site design.

    The Sustainable Sites Handbook offers in-depth coverage of design, construction, and management for systems of hydrology, vegetation, soils, materials, and human health and well-being. Focusing primarily on environmental site design and ecosystem services, this wide-ranging guide also covers issues of social equity, economic feasibility, and stewardship, which are crucial to the success of any sustainable site.

    Equally useful as a handbook for obtaining SITES credits or for the independent development of sustainable sites, The Sustainable Sites Handbook is an indispensible resource for practicing professionals in landscape architecture, landscape design, architecture, civil engineering, land planning, horticulture, ecology, environmental engineering, landscape contracting, and parks and recreation management.

  • Java Concepts: Compatible With Java 5, 6, & 7

    This book introduces programmers to objects at a gradual pace. The syntax boxes are revised to show typical code examples rather than abstract notation. This includes optional example modules using Alice and Greenfoot. The examples feature annotations with dos and don'ts along with cross references to more detailed explanations in the text. New tables show a large number of typical and cautionary examples. New programming and review problems are also presented that ensure a broad coverage of topics. In addition, Java 7 features are included to provide programmers with the most up-to-date information.

  • Landing Page Optimization For Dummies

    Turn landing pages into profits with the right tools

    Successful landing pages don?t happen by accident, they follow a carefully crafted formula. If you want to convert visitors to your site into sales, it?s crucial to understand how to design, monitor, and maintain your landing page. This straightforward, plain-English guide shows you how to cover all the bases-from the visual layout, to using language effectively, to linking strategies, and more. The book is packed with practical tips and techniques, it also identifies common mistakes and pitfalls you should avoid. The book features a valuable $50 coupon off the price of a site diagnosis and webinars on the author?s website.

    • Discover the power of language and how to use it as a call to action
    • Start predicting customer browsing behavior
    • Diagnose current problems with your landing page
    • Create a unified marketing message between the search engine result and landing page
    • Examine common optimization approaches
    • Master specific tools for tracking results and follow strict maintenance procedures

    If you want to make your landing page more appealing, this book provides clear, hands-on explanations and information that you can put to use immediately.

  • Capital Offense: How Washington′s Wise Men Turned America′s Future Over to Wall Street

    Why every president from Reagan through Obama has put Wall Street before Main Street Over the last few decades, Washington’s firmly held belief that if you make investors happy, a booming economy will follow has caused an economic crisis in Asia, hardship in Latin America, and now a severe recession in America and Europe. How did the best and brightest of our time allow this to happen? Why have these disasters done nothing to change the free-market mantra of the Washington faithful? The answer has nothing to do with lobbyists and everything to do with ideology. In Capital Offense , veteran Newsweek reporter Michael Hirsh gives us a colorful narrative history of the era he calls the Age of Capital, telling the story through the eyes of its key players, from Ronald Reagan and Milton Friedman through Larry Summers and Timothy Geithner. •    Based on the solid research and skilled reporting of Newsweek Senior Editor Michael Hirsh •    Takes you inside high-level, closed-door conversations of top White House advisers and administration officials such as Alan Greenspan, Robert Rubin, Paul O’Neill, and others •    Illuminates key figures and lively interpersonal clashes, including the conflict between Larry Summers and Nobel Prize-winning economist Joe Stiglitz •    Offers crucial insights on why President Obama took so long to work on the economy—and why he may not be going far enough •    Catalogs the missteps of three decades of fiscal, regulatory, and financial recklessness, including the dismantling of the Glass-Steagall Act, the S&L debacle, Enron, and the subprime mortgage meltdown As we struggle to emerge from the financial crisis, one thing seems certain: Wall Street’s continued dominance of the global economy. Propelled into the lead by a generation of Washington policy-makers, Wall Street will continue to stay ahead of them.

  • Canon EOS Rebel T1i / 500D Digital Field Guide

    A complete, full-color guide to Canon?s popular and complex dSLR camera

    Canon?s new EOS Rebel T1i is packed with features, both refined and new. This guide covers them all, helping you get the most from your investment whether you?re new to SLR photography or a first-time Rebel T1i user.

    Designed to go wherever your camera goes, the Canon EOS Rebel T1i/500D Digital Field Guide covers all the settings and how to use them, as well as step-by-step techniques to help you get the best shots in various situations.

    • Explains all the camera?s controls and settings and how to make effective use of them
    • Walks you through shooting HD video with the exclusive video feature
    • Offers professional tips and suggestions for getting the best shots in a wide selection of settings and environments
    • Illustrated with more than 200 full-color professional photographs
    • Discusses how to use the EOS system of lenses and Speedlites
    • Convenient size fits in your camera bag for ready reference wherever you take pictures

    Canon EOS Rebel T1i/500D Digital Field Guide is an indispensable accompaniment to your Rebel T1i dSLR.

  • Professional Flash Mobile Development: Creating Android and iPhone Applications

    Professional Flash Mobile Development: Creating Android and iPhone Applications

    Everything Flash developers need to know to create native Android and iPhone apps

    This Wrox guide shows Flash developers how to create native applications for Android and iPhone mobile devices using Flash. Packed with practical examples, it shows how to build a variety of apps and integrate them with core mobile services such as Accelerometer, GPS, Photo Library,and more.

    • Offers Flash developers the tools to create apps for the Android and iPhone mobile devices
    • Shows how to design a user interface optimized for Android and iOS and offers plenty of examples for building native Android and iPhone apps with Flash, migrating existing Flash media, testing and debugging applications, and more
    • Helps you understand ways to work with files on Android and iOS

    Professional Flash Mobile Development: Creating Android and iPhone Applications answers the demand for Flash-capable Android and iPhone apps.

  • CliffsNotes Praxis II: Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision (0410)

    Covers every aspect of the test, with two full-length practice exams.

  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Secrets

    Tips, tricks, and little-known methods used by professional SEO consultants to rank in some of the most competitive search phrases

    Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of creating, formatting and promoting web pages in a manner that ensures that they are ranked highly for chosen keyword phrases after a user performs a Web search. This unique book taps the relatively unknown market of advanced SEO knowledge, and reveals secrets used by only the best SEO consultants.

    You?ll take your Internet marketing skills to the next level as you gain a thorough understanding of standard SEO techniques such as on-page optimization, off-page optimization, and link building. Packed with real-world examples, this essential guide demonstrates how real SEO consultants work with Fortune 500 companies to get the results they desire.

    Coverage includes:

    • Understanding Search Engine Optimization
    • Relearning How You See the Web
    • Picking the Right SEO Tools
    • Finding SEO Problems
    • Solving SEO Problems
    • SEO Best Practices
    • The SEO Consulting Process
    • Comprehensive Site Audit (Informational Website)
    • Comprehensive Site Audit (E-Commerce Website)
    • Understanding the SEO Industry
    • Search Engine Verticals
    • Optimizing for Alternative Search Engines
    • Setting Up a Testing Platform
    • SEO Resources
    • Attending SEO Conferences

  • Creative Composition: Digital Photography Tips and Techniques

    Take your best shots with this invaluable guide to composition for DSLR cameras

    Sometimes you get the best results by breaking the rules, but first you have to know what the rules are! In this indispensable photography guide, renowned photographer Harold Davis first walks you through the recommended guidelines for composing great shots with your DSLR camera-and then shows you how to break free, build your own unique style, and compose beautiful images with confidence.

    • Provides practical composition basics as well as the artistic tips and tricks eagerly sought by digital SLR camera lovers, who are growing in number as DSLR camera sales continue to grow
    • Explores the fundamental rules of composition-then how to break those rules to take captivating and unique images
    • Informs and inspires you with the author?s own gorgeous examples of landscapes, portraits, close-ups, and other photos that illustrate his concepts
    • Helps you jump-start your creativity by showing you new ways to see

    Go beyond the basics and create a photography style that?s all your own with this must-have guide.

  • Building Chicken Coops For Dummies®

    As the popularity of urban homesteading and sustainable living increases, it s no wonder you re in need of trusted, practical guidance on how to properly house the chickens you re planning (or have already begun) to keep. Building Chicken Coops For Dummies gives you the information you need to build the most cost-efficient, safe, and easy-on-the-eye enclosures for your backyard flock.

    This practical guide gives you easy-to-follow and customizable plans for building the backyard chicken coop that works best for you. You ll get the basic construction know-how and key information you need to design and build a coop tailored to your flock, whether you live in a small city loft, a suburban backyard, or a small rural farm.

    • Includes detailed material lists, instructions, and schematic plans for building a host of different chicken coops
    • Step-by-step guidance on how to build a coop or design your own
    • Accessible for every level of reader

    Whether you re just beginning to gain an interest in a back-to-basics lifestyle or looking to add more attractive and efficient coops to your current flock s digs, Building Chicken Coops For Dummies gives you everything you need to build a winning coop!

  • Handbook of Equine Parasite Control

    A must-have guide for any equine veterinarian, this is a practical and concise handbook on the control of equine parasites.  It enables you to advise your clients effectively on evidence-based parasite control programs. The first section of the book reviews the basic biology of internal parasites and the factors influencing their transmission. The second section discusses the general principles of parasite control. The third section provides diagnostic and assessment tools for interpreting clinical, historical and laboratory information.  Finally the fourth section contains 20 case studies reflecting the full range of parasites and providing detailed answers and discussions, providing you with the opportunity to practice the application of knowledge and illustrating the concepts of modern parasite control.

    Handbook of Equine Parasite Control is an invaluable companion for equine veterinary practitioners, veterinary students, equine veterinary technicians and nurses, researchers in equine parasitology, horse owners, and farm and stable managers.

  • How to Cook Everything The Basics: All You Need to Make Great Food--With 1,000 Photos

    The next best thing to having Mark Bittman in the kitchen with you

    Mark Bittman's highly acclaimed, bestselling book How to Cook Everything is an indispensable guide for any modern cook. With How to Cook Everything The Basics he reveals how truly easy it is to learn fundamental techniques and recipes. From dicing vegetables and roasting meat, to cooking building-block meals that include salads, soups, poultry, meats, fish, sides, and desserts, Bittman explains what every home cook, particularly novices, should know.

    1,000 beautiful and instructive photographs throughout the book reveal key preparation details that make every dish inviting and accessible. With clear and straightforward directions, Bittman's practical tips and variation ideas, and visual cues that accompany each of the 185 recipes, cooking with How to Cook Everything The Basics is like having Bittman in the kitchen with you.

    • This is the essential teaching cookbook, with 1,000 photos illustrating every technique and recipe; the result is a comprehensive reference that’s both visually stunning and utterly practical.
    • Special Basics features scattered throughout simplify broad subjects with sections like “Think of Vegetables in Groups,” “How to Cook Any Grain,” and “5 Rules for Buying and Storing Seafood.”
    • 600 demonstration photos each build on a step from the recipe to teach a core lesson, like “Cracking an Egg,” “Using Pasta Water,” “Recognizing Doneness,” and “Crimping the Pie Shut.”
    • Detailed notes appear in blue type near selected images. Here Mark highlights what to look for during a particular step and offers handy advice and other helpful asides.
    • Tips and variations let cooks hone their skills and be creative.

  • The Leader′s Guide to Radical Management: Reinventing the Workplace for the 21st Century

    A radical new management model for twenty-first century leaders

    Organizations today face a crisis. The crisis is of long standing and its signs are widespread. Most proposals for improving management address one element of the crisis at the expense of the others. The principles described by award-winning author Stephen Denning simultaneously inspire high productivity, continuous innovation, deep job satisfaction and client delight. Denning puts forward a fundamentally different approach to management, with seven inter-locking principles of continuous innovation: focusing the entire organization on delighting clients; working in self-organizing teams; operating in client-driven iterations; delivering value to clients with each iteration; fostering radical transparency; nurturing continuous self-improvement and communicating interactively. In sum, the principles comprise a new mental model of management.

    • Author outlines the basic seven principles of continuous innovation
    • The book describes more than seventy supporting practices
    • Denning offers a rethinking of management from first principles

    This book is written by the author of The Secret Language of Leadership a Financial Times Selection in Best Books of 2007.

  • Vibrations and Waves in Continuous Mechanical Systems

    The subject of vibrations is of fundamental importance in engineering and technology. Discrete modelling is sufficient to understand the dynamics of many vibrating systems; however a large number of vibration phenomena are far more easily understood when modelled as continuous systems. The theory of vibrations in continuous systems is crucial to the understanding of engineering problems in areas as diverse as automotive brakes, overhead transmission lines, liquid filled tanks, ultrasonic testing or room acoustics.

    Starting from an elementary level, Vibrations and Waves in Continuous Mechanical Systems helps develop a comprehensive understanding of the theory of these systems and the tools with which to analyse them, before progressing to more advanced topics.

    • Presents dynamics and analysis techniques for a wide range of continuous systems including strings, bars, beams, membranes, plates, fluids and elastic bodies in one, two and three dimensions.
    • Covers special topics such as the interaction of discrete and continuous systems, vibrations in translating media, and sound emission from vibrating surfaces, among others. 
    • Develops the reader s understanding by progressing from very simple results to more complex analysis without skipping the key steps in the derivations.
    • Offers a number of new topics and exercises that form essential steppingstones to the present level of research in the field.
    • Includes exercises at the end of the chapters based on both the academic and practical experience of the authors.

    Vibrations and Waves in Continuous Mechanical Systems provides a first course on the vibrations of continuous systems that will be suitable for students of continuous system dynamics, at senior undergraduate and graduate levels, in mechanical, civil and aerospace engineering. It will also appeal to researchers developing theory and analysis within the field.

  • Materials Science and Engineering

    Building on the success of previous editions, this book continues to provide engineers with a strong understanding of the three primary types of materials and composites, as well as the relationships that exist between the structural elements of materials and their properties. The relationships among processing, structure, properties, and performance components for steels, glass-ceramics, polymer fibers, and silicon semiconductors are explored throughout the chapters. The discussion of the construction of crystallographic directions in hexagonal unit cells is expanded. At the end of each chapter, engineers will also find revised summaries and new equation summaries to reexamine key concepts.

  • Electron Flow in Organic Chemistry: A Decision-Based Guide to Organic Mechanisms

    Using a mechanistic approach, the text explains and makes use of analysis tools rare in undergraduate organic chemistry texts (flow charts as decision maps, correlation matrices to show all possible interactions, and simplified energy surfaces used as problem space maps), helping readers develop a good intuition for organic chemistry and the ability to approach and solve complex problems methods of analysis that are valuable and portable to other fields. This revised Second Edition builds on and improves the legacy of the first edition?s unique decision-based approach to teaching/learning organic chemistry.

  • The Cornell School of Hotel Administration on Hospitality: Cutting Edge Thinking and Practice

    This cutting edge and comprehensive book with contributions from the star faculty of Cornell University?s School of Hotel Administration offers the latest thinking on the best practices and strategies for hospitality management. A must for students and professionals seeking to enter or expand their reach in the hospitality industry, The Cornell School of Hotel Administration on Hospitality delivers the authoritative advice you need to:

    • Develop and manage a multinational career and become a leader in the hospitality industry

    • Maximize profits from franchise agreements, management contracts, and leases

    • Understand and predict customer choices, and motivate your staff to provide outstanding service

    • Manage hospitality businesses and the real estate underlying the businesses

    • Control costs, coordinate branding strategy, and manage operations across multiple locations

  • The ETF Handbook: How to Value and Trade Exchange Traded Funds + website

    The first technical guide to ETFs geared towards professional advisors, institutional investors, and financial professionals seeking to understand the mechanics of ETFs

    Author/trader Dave Abner has created The ETF Handbook as a resource for everyone utilizing these sophisticated tools. With this book as your guide, you?ll learn from a professional ETF trader with practical guidance for valuation and best execution techniques.

    This reliable handbook skillfully touches upon the technical details of ETFs not covered elsewhere. From the mechanics of ETF development to pricing and valuation techniques, this guide provides a complete background on ETF mechanics and offers extensive insights on using them from a professional?s perspective. It addresses how to position ETFs efficiently within a portfolio, and examines who ETF users are and how the funds are employed. Along the way, Abner also offers recommendations on where to find data related to these financial instruments.

    • Contains the technical ETF information needed by today?s financial professionals
    • Includes pricing and valuation spreadsheets and an instructional webinar that walks you through the world of ETFs
    • Touches upon topics such as calculating NAV (net asset value) and best practices for executing ETF order flow

    Filled with in-depth insights and expert advice, The ETF Handbook contains ETF information that is critical for virtually every financial professional.

  • Principles of Fraud Examination

    Accountants need to have a strong understanding of fraud what it is and how it is committed, prevented, and resolved. The third edition provides them with that knowledge. It documents the schemes used by executives, managers, and employees to commit fraud against their organisations. Case studies, complete with statistics and flowcharts, are provided for each chapter. A new chapter is included on fraud risk assessment. Updated statistics are presented on recent ACFE findings. In addition, minor revisions throughout focus on the increasing use of electronic payments and other technology in fraud schemes. This helps accountants detect and prevent fraud.

  • Sustainable Solutions for Water Resources: Policies, Planning, Design, and Implementation

    Get the single-source solutions guide to the sustainable management of water resources.

    Why is water the environmental issue? The answer is simple: without it, life on this planet could not exist. Yet, despite this fact, reckless consumption practices from a growing population are drying up the Earth?s already limited water resources. Other factors, such as river and lake contamination, rising temperatures, and disproportionate geographic accessibility further contribute to the fresh water crisis. To confront this pressing concern, this enlightening guide, which covers over twenty case studies offering insights into real-world projects, uses a holistic, integrated approach to illustrate ways to preserve vital water supplies -- from green design remedies to encouraging greater personal responsibility. This book:

    • Provides a basic overview of water resources, hydrology, current problems involving water resources, and the potential impact of global warming and climate change.
    • Covers watershed planning, Best Management Practices, and potential design and planning solutions.
    • Offers a concise overview of the issues affecting water use and management.
    • Includes a full chapter dedicated to planning issues, and a full chapter covering site planning, design, and implementation.

    Sustainable Solutions for Water Resources takes a practical approach to head off a global water catastrophe by offering sensible measures that can be put in place immediately to promote a clean, plentiful flow of the Earth?s most precious resource.

  • The Hedge Fund Fraud Casebook

    An in-depth, well-researched look at 100 hedge fund frauds

    Compared to mutual funds, hedge funds are the James Bonds of the marketplace. They have been relatively unfettered by government regulation, and they play bigger games, take bigger risks, use unorthodox methods, and have the power to capture the public imagination in a way that their lesser counterparts have difficulty approaching. At once fascinating and startling, The Hedge Fund Fraud Casebook provides readers with a broad knowledge of hedge fund regulation through a look at the first 100 cases of proven fraud at hedge funds.

    Compiling concrete data on cases of hedge fund fraud, The Hedge Fund Fraud Casebook provides you with a factual foundation for assessing this difficult area of risk.

    • First comprehensive survey of hedge fund fraud including 100 chronological fraud cases
    • Includes descriptions of each case, diagram of the player interaction, and tables detailing monies recovered, fines paid, prison terms, and professional sanctions
    • Useful for both individual and professional investors, particularly given the last eighteen months of fraud and mismanagement among leading financial professionals and companies

    The Hedge Fund Fraud Casebook provides a hedge fund professional?s look at fraud and can help you prevent or avoid similar frauds in the future. It?s a vital resource for any hedge fund manager or investor.

  • The Great Super Cycle: Profit from the Coming Inflation Tidal Wave and Dollar Devaluation

    The United States has a problem a big problem. Due to costs associated with the massive bailout of financial institutions deemed "too big to fail," on-going armed conflicts, and a move towards socialism, another even bigger bubble is about to burst the debt bubble. The Great Super Cycle: Profit from the Coming Inflation Tidal Wave and Dollar Devaluation is an intriguing look at the relationship between Washington and Wall Street; the history of political shifts in power and how those shifts influenced the global economy; and, the ways investors can profit as economies move away from U.S. dollar and debt. The book:

    • Discusses how a socialist America will result in the U.S. economy becoming far less competitive, while causing funds to move offshore
    • Details how investors can profit by investing in gold, oil, and Asian markets
    • Explains major cyclical movements from the mega cycle of world power to stock market cycles which last 10-20 years.

    As the United States begins to deal with its massive debt bubble, The Great Super Cycle just might prove the most powerful tool an investor has for making money in the turbulent years to come.

  • Acoustical Imaging: Techniques and Applications for Engineers

    The technology of acoustical imaging has advanced rapidly over the last sixty years, and now represents a sophisticated technique applied to a wide range of fields including non-destructive testing, medical imaging, underwater imaging and SONAR, and geophysical exploration. Acoustical Imaging: Techniques and Applications for Engineers introduces the basic physics of acoustics and acoustical imaging, before progressing to more advanced topics such as 3D and 4D imaging, elasticity theory, gauge invariance property of acoustic equation of motion and acoustic metamaterials. The author draws together the different technologies in sonar, seismic and ultrasound imaging, highlighting the similarities between topic areas and their common underlying theory.

    Key features:

    • Comprehensively covers all of the important applications of acoustical imaging.
    • Introduces the gauge invariance property of acoustic equation of motion, with applications in the elastic constants of isotropic solids, time reversal acoustics, negative refraction, double negative acoustical metamaterial and acoustical cloaking.
    • Contains up to date treatments on latest theories of sound propagation in random media, including statistical treatment and chaos theory.
    • Includes a chapter devoted to new acoustics based on metamaterials, a field founded by the author, including a new theory of elasticity and new theory of sound propagation in solids and fluids and tremendous potential in several novel applications.

    Covers the hot topics on acoustical imaging including time reversal acoustics, negative refraction and acoustical cloaking.

    Acoustical Imaging: Techniques and Applications for Engineers is a comprehensive reference on acoustical imaging and forms a valuable resource for engineers, researchers, senior undergraduate and graduate students.

  • Frommer′s® Alaska Cruises and Ports of Call 2010

    • Completely updated every year, Frommer?s Alaska Cruises & Ports of Call features photos of all the major ship classes that sail to Alaska.
    • You?ll also get up-to-the-minute coverage of all the lines servicing Alaska, as well as; in-depth ship coverage so you can choose the ship that's best for you.
    • Our authors, longtime cruisers, hit all the major ports of call on the Alaska cruise routes, from Vancouver to Juneau to Anchorage. They've also checked the major cruisetour locations, including Denali National Park and the Canadian Rockies. Their candid reviews will help you find the choices that suit your tastes and budget.

  • Theory and Computation of Electromagnetic Fields

    This book is intended to serve as a textbook for an entry level graduate course on electromagnetics (first seven chapters) and for an advanced level graduate course on computational electromagnetics (last five chapters). Whereas there are several textbooks available for the graduate electromagnetics course, no textbook is available for the advanced course on computational electromagnetics. This book is intended to fill this void and present electromagnetic theory in a systematic manner so that students can advance from the first course to the second without much difficulty. Even though the first part of the book covers the standard basic electromagnetic theory, the coverage is different from that in existing textbooks. This is mainly the result of the undergraduate curriculum reform that occurred during the past two decades. Many universities reduced the number of required courses in order to give students more freedom to design their own portfolio. As a result, only one electromagnetics course is required for undergraduate students in most electrical engineering departments in the country. New graduate students come to take the graduate electromagnetics course with a significant difference in their knowledge of basic electromagnetic theory. To meet the challenge to benefit all students of backgrounds, this book covers both fundamental theories, such as vector analysis, Maxwell?s equations and boundary conditions, and transmission line theory, and advanced topics, such as wave transformation, addition theorems, and scattering by a layered sphere.

  • Mastering Autodesk Revit Architecture 2011

    The Ultimate Real-World Reference for Revit Architecture

    This comprehensive guide has been completely updated to provide the most modern, detailed, and in-depth coverage of Autodesk?s leading building information modeling software. This packed new edition features clear discussions of core topics that are reinforced by compelling examples and tutorials to guide you to Revit Architecture mastery.

    The expert authors use real-world workflows to show you how to immediately implement and use Revit Architecture 2011 with spectacular results. They delve deeply into every crucial topic, including how to most productively use the interface, how to create fantastic building designs with Revit, and how to produce solid documentation. They also explore such advanced topics as using Revit Architecture during construction and how to leverage the API.

    Coverage includes:

    • A thorough, complete overview of the Revit Architecture tool chest

    • Advanced modeling and massing using the Family Editor

    • Designing simple and complex walls, curtain walls, roofs, floors, stairs, and railings

    • Preparing your designs for presentation with color fills, animations, visualizations, and more

    • Using the Revit API to create custom applications

    • Performing various types of sustainable design analysis

    • Advanced topics not covered anywhere else, including modeling for construction, and Revit for film and stage

    • Other critical coverage such as managing Revit projects, family creation, office standards, and more

    Quickly Become Productive Using Core Revit Features and Functions

    Document, Detail, Annotate, and Present Your Designs

    Improve Your Workflow with Worksharing and Collaboration

    Explore the Essentials of Sustainable Design

    Prepare for the Revit Architecture 2011 Certified Associate and Certified Professional Exams

  • Netbooks For Dummies®

    The only full-service reference on choosing, setting up, and using the hot new Netbook Netbooks are the fastest-selling segment of the PC market. These small, lightweight mini-laptops are less expensive and run longer on a battery charge than traditional laptops. This is the first book to cover everything from choosing the right Netbook to adding memory and remote access. You?ll learn to compare various models and identify what best meets your needs, connect to the Internet almost anywhere, choose and use free productivity tools, and much more. Netbooks For Dummies covers both Windows and Linux, since Netbooks are available with either operating system. Explains what Netbooks are, what they can do, and the advantages of mobile technology Provides criteria to help you decide what you need in a Netbook and descriptions of the available models, so you can choose one which best meets your needs Covers both Windows (including Windows 7) and Linux operating systems available on Netbooks Walks you through setting up a Netbook and shows you how it can work for you both at home and on the go Discusses free online productivity applications, data synchronization services, and social networks Covers advanced topics like adding memory and remote access With Netbooks For Dummies, you?ll be ready to make the most of the hottest mobile computing technology on the market today.

  • Comfort Food Fix: Feel-Good Favorites Made Healthy

    Comfort food made healthy, from New York Times bestselling author Ellie Krieger

    In Comfort Food Fix, Ellie Krieger presents a healthier take on classic American comfort food—without sacrificing the comfort part. These 150 soul-satisfying recipes include such hearty favorites as meatloaf, lasagna, chicken potpie, crab cakes, and mashed potatoes, but without all the calories and saturated fat.

    With simple tricks and tips, Ellie serves up healthy delights like delicious sweet potato casserole with just a third of the calories and amazing buttermilk waffles with just a fraction of the fat. With full nutrition information for every recipe and gorgeous full-color photos that are sure to whet any appetite, Comfort Food Fix is the perfect cookbook for healthy eaters with healthy appetites.

    • Ellie Krieger is the host of the popular show Healthy Appetite, which airs on the Cooking Channel, and the author of the New York Times bestsellers So Easy and The Food You Crave
    • The book features 150 delicious comfort food recipes that are lower in calories and fat than you would ever guess based on how great they taste
    • 50 lavish full-color photographs beautifully illustrate finished dishes

    When it comes to healthy cooking, Ellie Krieger is the chef you can trust. In Comfort Food Fix, she takes the guilt out of guilty pleasures.

  • Effective Online Teaching: Foundations and Strategies for Student Success

    In order to enable the widespread adoption of online education, faculty must be trained in the pedagogy of teaching in this medium. This book offers an understanding of how cognition and learning theory applies to an online learning environment. Through behaviorist, constructivist, and cognitive approaches it provides strategies for incorporating this knowledge into effective learner-centered teaching practice. Each chapter contains reflection and discussion questions which can be used for self-directed learning. It is ideal for new instructors or those new to online teaching.

  • Semiconductor Devices: Physics and Technology

    Semiconductor Devices: Physics and Technology, Third Edition is an introduction to the physical principles of modern semiconductor devices and their advanced fabrication technology. It begins with a brief historical review of major devices and key technologies and is then divided into three sections: semiconductor material properties, physics of semiconductor devices and processing technology to fabricate these semiconductor devices.

  • Teach Yourself VISUALLY Access 2010

    The visual way to get up to speed on Access 2010

    It?s one thing to gain access to Access. It?s another thing entirely to figure out how to do all the things you want to do in Access, because the software is not all that intuitive. This full-color guide clearly shows you how to get the most out of Access 2010, including how to enter new records; create, edit, and design tables and forms; organize, analyze, and share data; generate concise reports; and much more.

    With pages of step-by-step instructions, graphics, and helpful advice, this is the visual learner?s Access book-keep this on your desk and flip to what you need, any time!

    • Explores the very latest features, functions, and tools of Access 2010, a database software tool that is part of the new Microsoft Office 2010
    • Teaches you how to enter new records and create, edit, and design tables and forms
    • Explains how to organize, analyze, and share data; generate concise reports; add smart tags to tables, save backup copies of your data; and more
    • Demonstrates through step-by-step instructions and numerous, full-color screen shots and graphics, so you can see exactly how to perform tasks

    This unparalleled book contains everything you need to know to use Access 2010 effectively.

  • Teach Yourself VISUALLY Windows 7

    A practical guide for visual learners who are eager to get started with Windows 7

    Windows 7 is Microsoft?s highly anticipated operating system used by millions of people around the world. If you?re a visual learner and are new to Windows 7, then this book is an ideal introduction to the new features of this operating system. Seasoned author Paul McFedries walks you through the basics and beyond of Windows 7 in a straightforward manner.

    You?ll discover how to install and repair programs, maintain your system, set up password-protected accounts, load images from a digital camera, play music and other media files, secure Internet and e-mail accounts, and much more. More than 150 tasks are accompanied by full-color screen shots as they guide you to becoming a confident user of Windows 7.

    • Experienced author Paul McFedries walks you through Microsoft?s eagerly awaited new operating system: Windows 7
    • Clear and succinct explanations, step-by-step instructions, and full-color screen shots take you through the newest features of Windows 7
    • More than 150 Windows 7 tasks show you the basics and beyond, including installing and repairing programs, maintaining your system, loading images from a digital camera, and more

    This book is essential if you are a visual learner who is enthusiastic about diving in and exploring all that Windows 7 has to offer!

  • Access 2010 All-in-One For Dummies

    The all-in-one reference to all aspects of Microsoft Access 2010

    If you want to learn Microsoft Access inside and out, the nine minibooks in this easy-access reference are exactly what you need. Read the book cover to cover, or jump into any of the minibooks for the instruction and topics you need most. Learn how to connect Access to SQL Server, manipulate your data locally, use nifty new features from Office 2010 such as the enhanced Ribbon, create queries and macros like a champ, and much more. From the basics to advanced functions, it s what you need to make Access more accesssible.

    • Shows you how to store, organize, view, analyze, and share data using Microsoft Access 2010, the database application included with Microsoft Office 2010
    • Includes nine minibooks that cover such topics as database design, tables, queries, forms, reports, macros, database administration, securing data, programming with Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), and using Access with the Web
    • Helps you build database solutions that integrate with the Web and other enterprise data sources
    • Offers plenty of techniques, tips, and tricks to help you get the most out of Access

    This all-in-one guide contains everything you need to start power-using Access 2010!

  • Comprehensive Chiroptical Spectroscopy: 2 Volume Set

    This two-volume set provides an introduction to the important methods of chiroptical spectroscopy in general, and circular dichroism (CD) in particular, which are increasingly important in all areas of chemistry, biochemistry, and structural biology. The set can be used as a text for undergraduate and graduate students and as a reference for researchers in academia and industry, with or without the companion volume in this set. Experimental methods and instrumentation are described with topics ranging from the most widely used methods (electronic and vibrational CD) to frontier areas such as nonlinear spectroscopy and photoelectron CD, as well as the theory of chiroptical methods and techniques for simulating chiroptical properties. Each chapter is written by one or more leading authorities with extensive experience in the field.

  • Frommer′s® Jamaica

    Frommer?s Jamaica, 6th Edition is the premier guide to the island, with complete coverage of Montego Bay and the Northern Coast; Negril; Mandeville and the South Coast; Ocho Rios and Runaway Bay; Port Antonio; Kingston; and more. You?ll get candid reviews of the best hotels, restaurants, shopping, and nightlife, as well as the author?s picks for the best travel experiences, including: relaxing at Doctor?s Cave Beach; surfing Boston Bay Beach; golfing at White Witch of Rose Hall Golf Course; enjoying a romantic picnic at YS Falls; downing a daiquiri at Time ?n? Place in Falmouth; and more. Frommer?s Jamaica, 6th Edition also includes an 8-page color insert.

  • Financial Risk Forecasting: The Theory and Practice of Forecasting Market Risk with Implementation in R and Matlab

    Financial Risk Forecasting is a complete introduction to practical quantitative risk management, with a focus on market risk. Derived from the authors teaching notes and years spent training practitioners in risk management techniques, it brings together the three key disciplines of finance, statistics and modeling (programming), to provide a thorough grounding in risk management techniques.

    Written by renowned risk expert Jon Danielsson, the book begins with an introduction to financial markets and market prices, volatility clusters, fat tails and nonlinear dependence. It then goes on to present volatility forecasting with both univatiate and multivatiate methods, discussing the various methods used by industry, with a special focus on the GARCH family of models. The evaluation of the quality of forecasts is discussed in detail. Next, the main concepts in risk and models to forecast risk are discussed, especially volatility, value-at-risk and expected shortfall. The focus is both on risk in basic assets such as stocks and foreign exchange, but also calculations of risk in bonds and options, with analytical methods such as delta-normal VaR and duration-normal VaR and Monte Carlo simulation. The book then moves on to the evaluation of risk models with methods like backtesting, followed by a discussion on stress testing. The book concludes by focussing on the forecasting of risk in very large and uncommon events with extreme value theory and considering the underlying assumptions behind almost every risk model in practical use that risk is exogenous and what happens when those assumptions are violated.

    Every method presented brings together theoretical discussion and derivation of key equations and a discussion of issues in practical implementation. Each method is implemented in both MATLAB and R, two of the most commonly used mathematical programming languages for risk forecasting with which the reader can implement the models illustrated in the book.

    The book includes four appendices. The first introduces basic concepts in statistics and financial time series referred to throughout the book. The second and third introduce R and MATLAB, providing a discussion of the basic implementation of the software packages. And the final looks at the concept of maximum likelihood, especially issues in implementation and testing.

    The book is accompanied by a website - www.financialriskforecasting.com which features downloadable code as used in the book.

  • Photographing New York City Digital Field Guide

    Take memorable photos of the most popular attractions in the Big Apple!

    Whether using a point-and-shoot or a high-end dSLR, this companion guide provides you with detailed information for taking amazing shots of one of one of the world?s most photographed cities. Whether you aim to capture the regal Empire State Building, vibrant Times Square, historic Grand Central Station, massive Central Park, or one of New York City?s many other landmarks, this portable resource goes where you go and walks you through valuable tips and techniques for taking the best shot possible.

    You?ll discover suggested locations for taking photos, recommended equipment, what camera settings to use, best times of day to photograph specific attractions, how to handle weather challenges, and more. In addition, beautiful images of New York City?s most breathtaking attractions and recognizable landmarks serve to both inspire and assist you as you embark on an amazing photographic adventure!

    • Elevates your photography skills to a new level with photography secrets from professional photographer and SmugMug COO, Andy Williams
    • Presents clear, understandable tips and techniques that span all skill levels, using all types of digital cameras, from full-featured compact cameras to high end DSLRs
    • Features New York City?s main attractions in alphabetical order as well as thumb tabs on the pages so you can quickly and easily access the information you are looking for
    • Shares detailed information and insight on critical topics, such as ideal locations to photograph from, the best time of day to shoot, camera equipment to have handy, weather conditions, and optimal camera settings to consider

    Whether you?re a local familiar with the territory or a visitor seeing the Big Apple for the first time, this handy guide will help you capture fantastic photos!

  • Latin America at the Crossroads

    Guest-editor Mariana Leguía

    The announcement of Rio de Janeiro as the 2016 Olympic host cityhas placed Latin America on the world?s stage. Latin America hasnot been the centre of international architectural attention andpilgrimage since the mid 20th century when economic growthtriggered the development of Modernist urban design andarchitecture on an epic scale. Since then the centralised, utopianplanned model has broken down. Mass migrations from the countrysideand erection of informal settlements have left cities socially andspatially divided. Within this context and in the mist ofglobalization Latin America is set to go though major change onceagain.

    In recent decades, resourceful governments and practices havedeveloped innovative approaches to urban design and development,less to do with the utopian and totalitarian schemes and more to dowith "urban acupuncture", working within rather than denying theframework of informality to stitch together disparate parts of thecity.

    This title of AD will explore the current urban issues faced byLatin American cities and the response of alternative localpractitioners at different scales. Large-scale urban case studies,such as the revitalisation of Bogotá and Medellin, will befeatured alongside architectural practices, research-basedorganisations and university studios working at a grass-rootslevel.

    • Contributors include: Saskia Sassen, Hernando de Soto, RickyBurdett and Bogotá ex-mayor Enrique Peñalosa.
    • Featured architects: Teddy Cruz, UTT-Urban Think-Tank,Jorge Jauregui, Alejandro Echeverri, MMBB and AlejandroAravena.

  • Brand Rewired: Connecting Branding, Creativity, and Intellectual Property Strategy

    Discover how the world?s leading companies have added value to their company by rewiring the brand creation process

    Brand Rewired showcases the world?s leading companies in branding and how they have added value to their company by rewiring the brand creation process to intersect strategic thinking about intellectual property without stifling creativity.

    • Features interviews with executives from leading worldwide companies including: Kodak, Yahoo, Kraft, J.Walter Thompson, Kimberly Clark, Scripps Networks Interactive, the Kroger Company, GE, Procter & Gamble, LPK, Northlich and more
    • Highlights how to maximize return on investment in creating a powerful brand and intellectual property portfolio that can be leveraged economically for many years to come
    • Reveals how to reduce costs in the brand creation and legal process
    • Illustrates how a brand strategy intersecting with an equally powerful intellectual property strategy produces a greater economic return and more rewards for the brand project leaders

    Innovative in its approach, Brand Rewired shows you how how leading companies are abandoning the old school research-and-development-driven innovation philosophy and evolving to a Brand Rewired approach of innovating at the consumer level, using multi-disciplinary teams to build a powerful brand and intellectual asset to maximize return on investment.

  • CliffsNotes AP U.S. Government and Politics 2nd Edition

    Your complete guide to a higher score on the

    *AP U.S. Government and Politics

    About the book:


    • Reviews of the AP exam format and scoring

    • Proven strategies for answering multiple-choice questions

    • Hints for tackling the essay questions

    • FAQs

    Part I: Subject Area Reviews

    • Covers all subject areas you'll be tested on

    • Constitutional basis of U.S. government

    • Political beliefs and behaviors

    • Political parties, interest groups, and mass media

    • Structure of government

    • Public policy

    • Civil rights and civil liberties

    • Includes sample questions and answers for each subject

    Part II: AP U.S. Government and Politics Practice Exams

    • 3 full-length practice exams with answers and complete explanations

  • Evidence–Based Treatment Planning for Eating Disorders and Obesity Facilitator’s Guide

    Authoritatively addressing the growing pressure to ensure that patients receive care that is proven effective and, subsequently, to train mental health practitioners in the latest in Evidence-Based Practice (EBP), Evidence-Based Treatment Planning for Eating Disorders and Obesity DVD Facilitator?s Guide leads mental health professionals through modules covering the most common DSM-IV-TR disorders and other presenting problems. Guidance is provided in leading an educational training session in empirically informed treatment planning that will maximize the likelihood of client improvement. Ideal for training mental health professionals at any level.

  • The Ultimate Appetizers Book: More than 450 No-Fuss Nibbles and Drinks, Plus Simple Party Planning Tips

    With The Ultimate Appetizer Book, you'll find the perfect morsels and drinks in one incredible compendium!


    No matter what your party style is-casual, dressy, or just plain fun-nothing says "party" like tasty appetizers! The third book in the Ultimate series, following The Ultimate Cookie Book and The Ultimate Slow Cooker Book, this unique recipe collection features more than 450 recipes for everything from super quick dips and snack mixes to elegant pastries and bite-size sweets-all guaranteed to entice any crowd. More than just a collection of recipes, this book is packed with hundreds of inspiring full-color photos and provides all the tools you need to throw a fabulous bash, including helpful hints in on creative presentation ideas, themed party menus using the recipes in the book, lists of versatile ingredients to keep in the pantry, and make-ahead directions to make planning a breeze.

    • More than 450 party foods and drinks range from classics and basics, to fun, creative delights
    • Recipes include prep times and make-ahead directions to help with planning, inventive ideas on flavor variations, and nutritional analysis
    • With over 300 full-color photographs throughout and a bold, colorful design, this is the ultimate appetizer recipe collection, as beautiful as it is practical, and in an affordable, value package

  • The Autopoiesis of Architecture, Volume II: A New Agenda for Architecture

    Whereas the first volume of this set provides the intellectual groundwork for Schumacher?s ideas, the second volume addresses the specific, contemporary challenges that architecture faces. It formulates these tasks, looking specifically at how architecture organizes and articulates the complexity of post-fordist network society. This addresses how current architecture can upgrade its design methodology for an increasingly demanding task environment, characterized by both complexity and novelty. Architecture?s role within contemporary society is explained and its relationship to politics is clarified. Finally, the emerging new style of Parametricism is introduced and theoretically grounded.

  • The Most Successful Small Business in The World: The Ten Principles

    A unique guide for the crucial start-up phase of a business

    So much attention goes to business practice and operation, yet the majority of ventures still fail. One area often overlooked is preparation. Too few entrepreneurs ask themselves, what are you supposed to do before you start your start-up?

    The Most Successful Small Business in The World gives you Michael E. Gerber?s unique approach to thinking about the meaning of your company by applying his ten critical steps; a process you must go through long before you ever open your door. With these simple principles, based on expert Michael Gerber?s years spent helping countless entrepreneurs, you?ll take the essential first steps to lay the groundwork for building what Michael E. Gerber calls The Most Successful Small Business In the World!

    • Author Michael Gerber has coached, taught, or trained more than 60,000 small businesses in 145 countries
    • Free Webinar with Gerber for book purchasers
    • Gerber?s Ten Principles cover everything from defining the meaning of your company, teaching you how to think about systems, the importance of differentiation, perfecting the people within your business, acquiring clients, and more

    If you?re ready to make your business dream more than just a reality, and resolve to do something bigger than you ever imagined, The Most Successful Small Business In The World will provide you with a stunningly original process for thinking yourself through it. Yes, you too can create The Most Successful Small Business In The World...Michael E. Gerber will show you exactly how to do it.

  • Diagnostic Criteria Handbook in Histopathology: A Surgical Pathology Vade Mecum

    This handbook is designed to help jobbing histopathologists jog their memory and get through more workload in any working day. Rapid access is facilitated by a bullet-point, tabular and diagrammatic style, as well as by handy anatomical diagrams, guidance on the Cut-Up with emphasis on core datasets and by a special index for frozen section advice, grading systems and scoring systems. The book provides, where useful, differential diagnosis lists and presents diagnostically helpful molecular and immunohistochemical findings. Information is kept up-to-date on a dedicated website www.pathbook.com. 

    The Diagnostic Criteria Handbook in Histopathology is not designed to be an exam cram and neither will it serve as a basic text for beginners. Trainees, however, will still benefit from the sheer breadth of topics covered in this one small volume: from lab management and lab methods, to autopsy practice, cytology and all sub-specialties in surgical pathology. A chapter on exam technique and mnemonics makes the book also an essential companion for those revising for professional exams. 

    So why clutter your precious desk space with multiple sets of heavy two-volume reference works?
    Give this handy Vade Mecum a place next to your microscope and see how much time you could save!

  • Operating System Concepts With Java

    The award-winning team of Abraham Silberschatz, Peter Galvin, and Greg Gagne gets system administrators right up to speed on all the key concepts of computer operating systems. This new edition gives them a thorough theoretical foundation that they can apply to a wide variety of systems as they progress to the next level of their computer work. It presents several new Java example programs including features in Java 7. Increased coverage is offered on user perspective, OS design, security, and distributed programming. New exercises are also provided to reinforce the concepts and enable system administrators to design with confidence.

  • Cochlear Hearing Loss: Physiological, Psychological and Technical Issues

    Since the first edition was published in 1998, considerable advances have been made in the fields of pitch perception and speech perception. In addition, there have been major changes in the way that hearing aids work, and the features they offer. This book will provide an understanding of the changes in perception that take place when a person has cochlear hearing loss so the reader understands not only what does happen, but why it happens. It interrelates physiological and perceptual data and presents both this and basic concepts in an integrated manner. The goal is to convey an understanding of the perceptual changes associated with cochlear hearing loss, of the difficulties faced by the hearing-impaired person, and the limitations of current hearing aids.

  • The Fraud Audit: Responding to the Risk of Fraud in Core Business Systems

    Essential guidance for creation of an effective fraud audit program in core business systems

    The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners has reported that U.S. businesses lose up to $4 billion annually due to fraud and abuse. Discover fraud within your business before yours becomes another business fraud statistic. The Fraud Audit provides a proven fraud methodology that allows auditors to discover fraud versus investigating it.

    • Explains how to create a fraud audit program
    • Shows auditors how to locate fraud through the use of data mining
    • Focuses on a proven methodology that has actually detected fraudulent transactions

    Take a look inside for essential guidance for fraud discovery within specific corporate F&A functions, such as disbursement, procurement, payroll, revenue misstatement, inventory, journal entries, and management override.

  • Livable Communities for Aging Populations: Urban Design for Longevity

    Written by an architect with Duany Plater-Zyberk with expertise in design for an aging society, this is a guide to urban planning and urban design solutions to accommodate the needs of a population aging in place in both existing and new communities of various scales. Complete with case studies of successful communities, the book shows how, through (social, economic, transportation, and public health) policy, land use, and urban design decisions, a community can allow for residents to age in place gracefully.

  • Windows 7 Simplified

    This full color book uses the Visual approach to cover the new features of Windows 7 and provide step-by-step instructions for readers who are entirely new to the subject. Inside readers will find tasks on topics such as: Windows 7 basics, creating movies, sharing their computer, working with and managing files, browsing the Web, and new ways to customize Windows to work for them. This book covers the new features of Windows 7, including: the interface and the new and improved Internet Explorer. A more sophisticated interior appeals to a wide ranging audience who will appreciate the colorful images and easy to follow instructions.

  • Property Investing All-In-One For Dummies

    Whether you are renting out part of your home, or investing in a property, this guide to the constantly changing market and its laws will prove to be invaluable. Whether you?ve inherited a home you now need to rent or you?re aiming to become a property tycoon, this friendly guide is your road map to success.

  • Mathematical Methods in Biology

    A one-of-a-kind guide to using deterministic and probabilistic methods for solving problems in the biological sciences

    Highlighting the growing relevance of quantitative techniques in scientific research, Mathematical Methods in Biology provides an accessible presentation of the broad range of important mathematical methods for solving problems in the biological sciences. The book reveals the growing connections between mathematics and biology through clear explanations and specific, interesting problems from areas such as population dynamics, foraging theory, and life history theory.

    The authors begin with an introduction and review of mathematical tools that are employed in subsequent chapters, including biological modeling, calculus, differential equations, dimensionless variables, and descriptive statistics. The following chapters examine standard discrete and continuous models using matrix algebra as well as difference and differential equations. Finally, the book outlines probability, statistics, and stochastic methods as well as material on bootstrapping and stochastic differential equations, which is a unique approach that is not offered in other literature on the topic.

    In order to demonstrate the application of mathematical methods to the biological sciences, the authors provide focused examples from the field of theoretical ecology, which serve as an accessible context for study while also demonstrating mathematical skills that are applicable to many other areas in the life sciences. The book?s algorithms are illustrated using MATLAB®, but can also be replicated using other software packages, including R, Mathematica®, and Maple; however, the text does not require any single computer algebra package. Each chapter contains numerous exercises and problems that range in difficulty, from the basic to more challenging, to assist readers with building their problem-solving skills. Selected solutions are included at the back of the book, and a related Web site features supplemental material for further study.

    Extensively class-tested to ensure an easy-to-follow format, Mathematical Methods in Biology is an excellent book for mathematics and biology courses at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels. It also serves as a valuable reference for researchers and professionals working in the fields of biology, ecology, and biomathematics.

  • Genetics For Dummies 2e

    A plain-English guide to genetics Want to know more about genetics? This non-intimidating guide gets you up to speed on all the fundamentals and the most recent discoveries. Now with 25% new and revised material, Genetics For Dummies, 2nd Edition gives you clear and accessible coverage of this rapidly advancing field. From dominant and recessive inherited traits to the DNA double-helix, you get clear explanations in easy-to-understand terms. Plus, you?ll see how people are applying genetic science to fight disease, develop new products, solve crimes . . . and even clone cats. Covers topics in a straightforward and effective manner Includes coverage of stem cell research, molecular genetics, behavioral genetics, genetic engineering, and more Explores ethical issues as they pertain to the study of genetics Whether you?re currently enrolled in a genetics course or are just looking for a refresher, Genetics For Dummies, 2nd Edition provides science lovers of all skill levels with easy-to-follow information on this fascinating subject.

  • ExamPrep (Online) Wrapper for Loss Models: From Data to Decisions

    eKlugman ExamPrep is an exciting new online product designed to help actuaries improve their examination skills. eKlugman ExamPrep provides an interactive method for working most of the exercises in Loss Models including, as well as providing, hints and step-by-step solutions. Many of the questions have a feature that makes random changes so that the same question can be worked more than once. The questions cover simulations, log normal distributions, aggregate loss models and operational risks, among a host of other actuarial topics. eKlugman ExamPrep also includes multiple forms of simulated exams with questions specially written for exam C/4 practice. The product features a built-in record keeping system in order to reinforce further practice and promote customization of study skills. This online product presents useful tips in understanding the test material, and it aids users in achieving specific exam goals. The material is a 'must have' for all aspiring and practicing actuaries who desire a fast and efficient alternative to using the traditional coursebook approach. Price includes 6-month access/subscription. Once purchased, the product is nonreturnable.

    After ordering, customers will be mailed a card that contains their registration code which is needed to access the eKlugman ExamPrep website.

    Also, check out the NEW enhanced version, Loss Models Online 3e. This product serves the same needs as ExamPrep, but with updated content and enhanced functionality to further improve your knowledge when preparing the the Actuarial Exam.

  • Creating Value Through Corporate Restructuring: Case Studies in Bankruptcies, Buyouts, and Breakups

    An updated look at how corporate restructuring really works

    Stuart Gilson is one of the leading corporate restructuring experts in the United States, teaching thousands of students and consulting with numerous companies. Now, in the second edition of this bestselling book, Gilson returns to present new insight into corporate restructuring.

    Through real-world case studies that involve some of the most prominent restructurings of the last ten years, and highlighting the increased role of hedge funds in distressed investing, you?ll develop a better sense of the restructuring process and how it can truly create value. In addition to "classic" buyout and structuring case studies, this second edition includes coverage of Delphi, General Motors, the Finova Group and Warren Buffett, Kmart and Sears, Adelphia Communications, Seagate Technology, Dupont-Conoco, and even the Eurotunnel debt restructuring.

    • Covers corporate bankruptcy reorganization, debt workouts, "vulture" investing, equity spin-offs, asset divestitures, and much more
    • Addresses the effect of employee layoffs and corporate downsizing
    • Examines how companies allocate value and when a corporation should "pull the trigger"

    From hedge funds to financial fraud to subprime busts, this second edition offers a rare look at some of the most innovative and controversial restructurings ever.

  • In the Hands of a Baker

    A must-have guide for successful bakery and pastry operations

    In the Hands of a Baker from The Culinary Institute of America helps bakers and pastry chefs identify, understand, and utilize the tools and equipment needed for successful professional baking. This indispensable book provides in-depth information on how to choose the best equipment for any baking job from scaling and measuring tools to cutting and confectionery tools, and from small appliances to bakeware and beyond along with proper techniques for handling and maintaining that equipment. The text also covers basic and specialized tools for every area of expertise in the craft, including baking bread, making chocolates and candies, and creating cakes and pastries. Chapters range from organizing a station to understanding the differences between home and professional equipment. This valuable resource also features step-by-step instructions with supporting photography and illustrations throughout all in one affordable package.

    • A perfect pastry kitchen companion, this title provides guidance on purchasing the correct equipment, organizing a workstation, and proper care and cleaning of all types of baking tools

  • Environmental Hazards and Disasters: Contexts, Perspectives and Management

    Environmental Hazards and Disasters: Contexts, Perspectives and Management focuses on manifested threats to humans and their welfare as a result of natural disasters. The book uses an integrative approach to address socio-cultural, political and physical components of the disaster process. Human and social vulnerability as well as risk to environmental hazards are explored within the comprehensive context of diverse natural hazards and disasters.
    In addition to scientific explanations of disastrous occurrences, people and governments of hazard-prone countries often have their own interpretations for why natural disasters occur. In such interpretations they often either blame others, in order to conceal their inability to protect themselves, or they blame themselves, attributing the events to either real or imagined misdeeds. The book contains a chapter devoted to the neglected topic of such reactions and explanations. Includes  chapters  on  key topics such as the application of GIS in hazard studies; resiliency; disasters and poverty; climate change and sustainability and development.

    This book is designed as a primary text for an interdisciplinary course on hazards for upper-level undergraduate and Graduate students. Although not targeted for an introductory hazards course, students in such a course may find it very useful as well. Additionally, emergency managers, planners, and both public and private organizations involved in disaster response, and mitigation could benefit from this book along with hazard researchers. It not only includes traditional and popular hazard topics (e.g., disaster cycles, disaster relief, and risk and vulnerability), it also includes neglected topics, such as the positive impacts of disasters, disaster myths and different accounts of disasters, and disasters and gender.

  • Trading Tools and Tactics: Reading the Mind of the Market + Website

    From the founder of the leading online trading education company Pristine.com, a simple technical method to trade or invest

    Many trading books present esoteric trading concepts and complicated indicators that may look good on paper when viewing the past, but prove ineffective in the real world.

    Trading Tools and Tactics: Reading the Mind of the Market doesn?t just make investing look easy; it makes trading easy by teaching you not only how to identify price moves, but by helping you understand why prices move the way they do.

    • Covers managing trades and setting entries and stops, and helps you view how failed trades or chart patterns of the past can become new opportunities
    • Describes how to identify and understand supply and demand as it relates to resistance and support, as well as how to combine and read multiple time frames that offer the best opportunity to take profits
    • Details both concepts and practical tools to use for life, not just the current market

    Investing is all about finding the right price patterns to profit from by understanding support, resistance, trends, and volume?as well as identifying the best time frames to trade. Trading Tools shows you how to do just this.

  • Understanding Laboratory Investigations: A Guide for Nurses, Midwives and Health Professionals

    The purpose of this book is to help nurses, midwives and health professionals to better understand how the work of clinical laboratories contributes to patient care.  It answers the following questions:

    • Why is this test being ordered on my patient?
    • What sort of sample is required?
    • How is that sample obtained?

    And most importantly:

    • What is the significance of the test result for my patient?

    Retaining its accessible and user-friendly style, the aim of this book remains the same: to provide nurses with as much relevant information as possible about the most commonly requested laboratory rests. This is not a book about laboratory technique - its focus is on the clinical significance of test results, and therefore the patient.  The third edition is more comprehensive in terms of the number of tests discussed, incorporates colour to aid the accessibility, and includes more paediatric content.

  • Scrappy Quilts: 29 Favorite Projects from the Editors of American Patchwork and Quilting

    Use your favorite fabric scraps to make beautiful quilts

    Originally, scrappy quilts were born of necessity and the need to make do with fabrics on hand. Today, the love of designer fabrics make scrappy quilts as popular as ever.

    Here, you'll find 29 heirloom-quality projects, hand-selected by the editors of American Patchwork and Quilting as well as ideas and inspiration for making the most of leftover fabrics. Plus, if you're new to quilting, a comprehensive guide to quilting basics is provided to help get you started!

    • 29 quilt patterns, including easy assembly instructions and schematic illustrations
    • Every quilt is quilter tested, ensuring accurate results every time
    • Full-size patterns offered in a tear-out pattern pack so you can use them again and again

    Packed with beautiful, full-color photographs of every project, Scrappy Quilts is a must-have addition to any quilter's library.

  • The Investor′s Manifesto: Preparing for Prosperity, Armageddon, and Everything in Between

    A timeless approach to investing wisely over an investment lifetime

    With the current market maelstrom as a background, this timely guide describes just how to plan a lifetime of investing, in good times and bad, discussing stocks and bonds as well as the relationship between risk and return.

    Filled with in-depth insights and practical advice, The Investor?s Manifesto will help you understand the nuts and bolts of executing a lifetime investment plan, including: how to survive dealing with the investment industry, the practical meaning of market efficiency, how much to save, how to maintain discipline in the face of panics and manias, and what vehicles to use to achieve financial security and freedom.

    • Written by bestselling author William J. Bernstein, well known for his insights on how individual investors can manage their personal wealth and retirement funds wisely
    • Examines how the financial landscape has radically altered in the past two years, and what investors should do about it
    • Contains practical insights that the everyday investor can understand
    • Focuses on the concept of Pascal?s Wager-identifying and avoiding worst-case scenarios, and planning investment decisions on that basis

    With The Investor?s Manifesto as your guide, you?ll quickly discover the timeless investment approaches that can put you in a better position to prosper over time.

  • The Expert Witness in Construction

    The role of the expert witness has long been important in the resolution of construction disputes. The specialist opinion brought by the expert can aid understanding and interpretation of the facts of the dispute, and may be influential in deciding the outcome. The variety of dispute resolution procedures and the requirement for the expert witness to be independent places a heavy burden on the parties to identify and instruct an appropriate expert, and on the expert to ensure they discharge their duty in the correct manner.

    The Expert Witness in Construction explains, in practical terms, the way in which experts work with particular reference to the construction industry. Within this book the Expert?s role is explained in legal and practical terms as a progression from understanding the basic principles by which Experts can be identified, through appointment, to giving evidence before a tribunal. At every stage commentary is given to:

    • help and guide professionals new to the arena of expert evidence;
    • act as a resource for those already acting as Experts;
    • assist party representatives looking for best practice guidance on the instruction of Experts; and
    • provide parties to disputes information on what they should expect from the Expert they appoint to explain the issues in the case.

    Covering all the implications of identifying, appointing, instructing and relying on experts, it will help the reader to understand why experts are instructed in the way they are, how to identify the expert that is right for a particular case and how evidence should be presented.

    Written by a practicing lawyer and a consultant with extensive experience of acting as an expert witness, the requirements of both the lawyer and expert are discussed. As such, it will help both parties to understand each other resulting in a closer, more productive working relationship.

  • A Visual Dictionary of Architecture

    The classic, bestselling reference on architecture now revised and expanded!

    An essential one-volume reference of architectural topics using Francis D.K. Ching?s signature presentation. It is the only dictionary that provides concise, accurate definitions illustrated with finely detailed, hand-rendered drawings. From Arch to Wood, every concept, technology, material and detail important to architects and designers are presented in Ching?s unique style.

    • Combining text and drawing, each term is given a minimum double-page spread on large format trim size, so that the term can be comprehensively explored, graphically showing relations between concepts and sub-terms
    • A comprehensive index permits the reader to locate any important word in the text.
    • This long-awaited revision brings the latest concepts and technology of 21st century architecture, design and construction to this classic reference work

    It is sure to be by the side of and used by any serious architect or designer, students of architecture, interior designers, and those in construction.

  • The Diabetes-Friendly Kitchen: 125 Recipes for Creating Healthy Meals

    A delectable collection of delicious diabetes-friendly recipes from the experts at The Culinary Institute of America

    While most diabetes cookbooks are just collections of basic and boring recipes that merely get the job done, this new cookbook takes cooking for diabetes to new and delicious heights. With high-quality, wholesome ingredients and chef-inspired cooking techniques, these satisfying recipes meet the needs of diabetics without giving up flavor or fun.

    Though managing blood glucose levels requires giving up some ingredients, even the most discerning foodie will love these delicious recipes. Written by the CIA's top nutrition and diabetes expert, the book offers more than just recipes—it also features nutritional guidelines, healthy cooking techniques, and smart lifestyle choices.

    • Features 125 recipes, including appetizers, sides, soups, salads, entrées, breads, and desserts
    • Written by Jennifer Stack, Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator, with recipes that live up to the standard of excellence for which the CIA is known
    • Includes full nutritional information for all recipes, giving home cooks all the facts they need for meal planning and glucose control

    For too long, people with diabetes or pre-diabetes have had to give up some of their favorite foods and flavors for meals that meet their dietary needs. With this fantastic resource from the CIA, they'll never suffer dull meals again.

  • Lecture Notes: Diseases of the Ear, Nose and Throat

    The new edition of Diseases of the Ear, Nose and Throat Lecture Notes provides an updated and comprehensive overview of one of the fastest growing specialties in medicine.

    New features include:
     A revamped layout and structure comprising four sections: The ear, hearing and balance, The nose and sinuses, The head and neck and ENT emergencies
     Additional content including facial plastic surgery, emergencies and maxillofacial trauma, and 50 brand new illustrations and images
     Treatment and management now highlighted for quick reference

    The brand new companion website at www.lecturenoteseries.com/ENT features over 100 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), key revision points, and links to further online resources.

    Diseases of the Ear, Nose and Throat Lecture Notes is ideal for the busy medical student new to this area or as a useful review and revision aid later in their course.

  • Spectrometric Identification of Organic Compounds

    First published over 40 years ago, this was the first text on the identification of organic compounds using spectroscopy. This text is now considered to be a classic. This text presents a unified approach to the structure determination of organic compounds based largely on mass spectrometry, infrared (IR) spectroscopy, and multinuclear and multidimensional nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. The key strength of this text is the extensive set of practice and real-data problems (in Chapters 7 and 8). Even professional chemists use these spectra as reference data. Spectrometric Identification of Organic Compounds is written by and for organic chemists, and emphasizes the synergistic effect resulting from the interplay of the spectra. This book is characterized by its problem-solving approach with extensive reference charts and tables.

    The 8th edition of this text maintains its student-friendly writing style - wording throughout has been updated for consistency and to be more reflective of modern usage and methods. Chapter 3 on proton NMR spectroscopy has been overhauled and updated. Also, new information on polymers and phosphorus functional groups has been added to Chapter 2 on IR spectroscopy.

  • A Companion to J. R. R. Tolkien

    This is a complete resource for scholars and students ofTolkien, as well as avid fans, with coverage of his life, work,dominant themes, influences, and the critical reaction to hiswriting.

    • An in-depth examination of Tolkien s entire work by acadre of top scholars
    • Provides up-to-date discussion and analysis of Tolkien sscholarly and literary works, including his latest posthumous book,The Fall of Arthur, as well as addressing contemporaryadaptations, including the new Hobbit films
    • Investigates various themes across his body of work, such asmythmaking, medieval languages, nature, war, religion, and thedefeat of evil
    • Discusses the impact of his work on art, film, music, gaming,and subsequent generations of fantasy writers

  • Mindfulness For Dummies

    How to reduce stress, anxiety, high blood pressure, and even chronic pain-by refocusing your mind

    A cutting-edge meditation therapy that uses self-control techniques, mindfulness has taken off across the globe as a way of overcoming negative thoughts and emotions and achieving a calmer, more focused state of mind. Written by a professional mindfulness trainer, this practical guide covers the key self-control techniques designed to help you achieve a more focused and contented state of mind, while maximizing the health benefits of mindfulness-from reducing stress, anxiety, and high blood pressure to overcoming depression and low self-esteem and battling chronic pain and insomnia.

    • Includes self-control techniques (such as body posture, sitting practice and breathing exercises) and routines
    • Includes an audio CD featuring narrated meditations and exercises

    Introducing you to a new and powerful form of meditation therapy, Mindfulness For Dummies outlines how to use it in your everyday life to achieve a new level of self-awareness and self-understanding and reap the long-term rewards of better health.

    Note: CD files are available to download when buying the eBook version

  • Windows LiveTM Essentials and Services: Using Free Microsoft Applications for Windows® 7

    A full-color, step-by-step guide for using the most popular free software and online offerings from Microsoft?s new Windows Live Essentials Microsoft?s new operating system - Windows 7 - isn?t including many applications you might be used to seeing. Instead, those applications are being made available as set of free downloads called Windows Live Essentials, with the promise of more frequent updates independent of when the operating system releases happen. Windows Live Essentials includes tools such as Messenger, Mail, Writer, Photo Gallery, and Movie Maker. This valuable guide shows you how to use these applications so that you accomplish everyday tasks successfully and smartly. Step-by-step instructions show you how to use not only these applications, but also associated Windows Live on-line services. As an example, you?ll learn just how easy it is to create panoramic pictures in seconds or how to create movies from pictures in just a few minutes. Then you?ll get the inside scoop on how to communicate and share using Messenger, SkyDrive, Spaces, and Groups. Windows Live Essentials are available as free downloads for the Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP operating systems Reviews what is included Windows Live products such as Messenger, Mail, Writer, Photo Gallery, Movie Maker as well as Windows Live services like Spaces, Groups, SkyDrive, Calendar, and Events Provides you with essential information on using the applications and services efficiently in order to accomplish everyday tasks. With this book, you?ll quickly be on your way to accessing these useful applications in an effort to making your life easier.

  • Fourier Series and Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations

    The importance of partial differential equations (PDEs) in modeling phenomena in engineering as well as in the physical, natural, and social sciences is well known by students and practitioners in these fields. Striking a balance between theory and applications, Fourier Series and Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations presents an introduction to the analytical and numerical methods that are essential for working with partial differential equations. Combining methodologies from calculus, introductory linear algebra, and ordinary differential equations (ODEs), the book strengthens and extends readers? knowledge of the power of linear spaces and linear transformations for purposes of understanding and solving a wide range of PDEs.

    The book begins with an introduction to the general terminology and topics related to PDEs, including the notion of initial and boundary value problems and also various solution techniques. Subsequent chapters explore: 

    • The solution process for Sturm-Liouville boundary value ODE problems and a Fourier series representation of the solution of initial boundary value problems in PDEs
    • The concept of completeness, which introduces readers to Hilbert spaces 
    • The application of Laplace transforms and Duhamel?s theorem to solve time-dependent boundary conditions
    •  The finite element method, using finite dimensional subspaces
    •  The finite analytic method with applications of the Fourier series methodology to linear version of non-linear PDEs

     Throughout the book, the author incorporates his own class-tested material, ensuring an accessible and easy-to-follow presentation that helps readers connect presented objectives with relevant applications to their own work. Maple is used throughout to solve many exercises, and a related Web site features Maple worksheets for readers to use when working with the book?s one- and multi-dimensional problems.

    Fourier Series and Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations is an ideal book for courses on applied mathematics and partial differential equations at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels. It is also a reliable resource for researchers and practitioners in the fields of mathematics, science, and engineering who work with mathematical modeling of physical phenomena, including diffusion and wave aspects.

  • Faces: The Complete Guide to Retouching Portraits with Photoshop®

    The complete guide to retouching faces in portrait photography using both new and old versions of Photoshop

    Portrait retouching is one of the most challenging aspects of photo manipulation, however there are very few resources available that specifically focus on faces. This unique book is the complete guide to retouching portrait photography using the newest version of Photoshop. Professional photographer Kevin Ames escorts you through fascinating portrait retouching techniques, such as whitening eyes and teeth, softening lines and wrinkles, removing blemishes, evening out skin tone, brightening irises, diminishing receding hairlines, and more. Full-color photos throughout offer helpful insight on specific retouching techniques for skin, eyes, mouth, teeth, nose, and hair.

    • Serves as the complete guide to retouching faces in portrait photography using Photoshop
    • Zeroes in on the most popular areas of retouching, such as removing blemishes, evening skin tone, softening wrinkles, whitening teeth, diminishing receding hairlines, and more
    • Shares first-hand experience from a professional photographer and reveals his successful techniques
    • Features more than 200 full-color photos throughout the book that serve as helpful examples

    Face it: portrait retouching is a demanding aspect of photo manipulation, and Faces: The Complete Guide to Retouching Portraits with Photoshop helps you get "that special look."

  • Horticultural Reviews: Horticultural Reviews V37

    Horticultural Reviews presents state-of-the-art reviews on topics in horticultural science and technology covering both basic and applied research. Topics covered include the horticulture of fruits, vegetables, nut crops, and ornamentals. These review articles, written by world authorities, bridge the gap between the specialized researcher and the broader community of horticultural scientists and teachers.

  • Foodservice Manual for Health Care Institutions

    The fourth edition of the book that has become a classic in the field offers a   comprehensive review of the management and operation of health care food service departments. This edition includes the most current data on the successful management of daily operations and includes information on a wide variety of topics such as leadership, quality control, human resource management, communications, and financial control and management. This new edition also contains information on the practical operation of the food service department that has been greatly expanded and updated to help institutions better meet the needs of the customer and comply with the regulatory standards.

  • Introduction to Computing Using Python: An Application Development Focus

    Perkovic?s Introduction to Programming Using Python provides an imperative-first introduction to Python focusing on computer applications and the process of developing them.  The text helps develop computational thinking skills by covering patterns of how problems can be broken down and constructively solved to produce an algorithmic solution.  The approach is hands-on and problem oriented. The book also introduces a subset of the Python language early on to help write small functions. Chapters include an introduction to problem solving techniques and classical algorithms, problem-solving and programming and ways to apply core skills to application development.


  • Professional Flash Lite Mobile Development

    Everything you need to start developing for mobile devices today

    Adobe Flash Lite allows you to quickly create and publish engaging mobile content for games, wallpapers, video, music, or applications. With this essential guide, you?ll discover how to develop applications for Flash-enabled mobile devices using ActionScript 2.0 and the latest version of Flash Lite. Detailed walkthroughs take you from concept to completion for a variety of examples.

    The author provides an overview on extending Flash Lite capabilities and shows you how to distribute complete applications using the Adobe Distributable Player and Packager.

    • Discover how Adobe Flash Lite allows you to quickly create engaging mobile content to Flash-enabled mobile devices
    • Demonstrates every step in the development process, from concept to completion
    • Reinforces four critical topics throughout the book: ActionScript 2.0 mobile device considerations, PureMVC framework, native device properties, and the ability to extend Flash Lite

    This in-depth exploration of Adobe Flash Lite is no lightweight!

    Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

  • General Organic and Biological Chemistry

    This general, organic, and biochemistry text has been written for students preparing for careers in health-related fields such as nursing, dental hygiene, nutrition, medical technology, and occupational therapy. It is also suited for students majoring in other fields where it is important to have an understanding of the basics of chemistry. Students need have no previous background in chemistry, but should possess basic math skills. The text features numerous helpful problems and learning features.

  • Practical Guide to Diagnosing Structural Movement in Buildings

    Many surveyors are nervous about diagnosing cracks observed in a building. This is understandable, as the interpretation of cracks can be difficult to teach, with university courses providing little or no time for field experience. Yet by understanding one straightforward principle, the majority of cracks can be diagnosed in just a few minutes. This book provides a methodology by which cracks and movement in buildings can be diagnosed. Essential reading for the relatively inexperienced surveyor or engineer and undergraduate students of surveying as a practical guide for use on site.

  • Innovation Leaders: How Senior Executives Stimulate, Steer and Sustain Innovation

    Innovation leaders promote and address the innovation agenda in their company. Through personal conviction or competitive necessity they are obsessed with providing superior value to customers through innovation. They know how to mobilize their staff behind concrete innovation initiatives and do not hesitate to personally coach innovation teams.

    For innovation to occur leadership has to be collective. To create a momentum for innovation in their company, leaders from different functions need to team up, to build innovation networks. Innovation leadership is not just an innate talent that can be selected at the hiring level. It can be developed within an appropriate company culture through careful leadership development, typically achieved through career management and coaching. Innovation leaders also need to stay on board and it is the responsibility of the top management team to create an attractive climate to develop and keep its innovation leaders.

    There are plenty of books that deal with innovation, or with new product development, or with leadership; this is different in its focus on the specifics of innovation leadership that particular form of leadership that stimulates and sustains innovation.

    This book maps the broad territory of innovation leadership and contributes new thinking on the focus of the emerging leadership role of the CTO; distinction between front end and back end innovation leaders; the concept of aligning leadership styles with strategy; and the chain of leadership concept.

    Combining practice-based and empirical research-based observations with simple conceptual frameworks, illustrated by many company examples and case stories from a broad range of industries in the US and Europe, this is a systematic presentation of innovation drivers and their implications in terms of what leaders need to do to make it work.

  • iPhone® Photography & Video For Dummies®

    Get the most out of your iPhone?s camera and video capabilities with this full-color reference!

    The iPhone?s integrated camera is ideal for snapshots and video on the go. Written by a professional photographer and Mac expert, this handy, full-color guide shows you how to get the most out of your iPhone camera?s capabilities. Packed with easy-to-understand coverage on how to shoot and edit great photos and video, this For Dummies book is here to help you take advantage of even the most impromptu photo opportunity.

    • Walks you through the exciting capabilities of the iPhone?s integrated camera
    • Shows you how to get the most from the iPhone?s functionality
    • Reviews the best iPhone applications for improving and enhancing your photos and acquiring must-have iPhone photography accessories
    • Explains how to set up photos, use available lighting, enhance photos digitally, and share photos

    iPhone Photography For Dummies features fun and friendly tips and helpful advice on accessories so that you can make your good iPhone photos and video great.

  • Harnessing the Power of Continuous Auditing: Developing and Implementing a Practical Methodology

    Written to help auditors jump start their organization?s near real-time financial data monitoring and sharing capabilities, Harnessing the Power of Continuous Auditing provides step-by-step instruction on how to build, market, implement, and manage a successful continuous auditing program.

    Taking concept to reality, author and internal audit expert Robert L. Mainardi presents auditors, company executives, business unit managers, practitioners, and consultants with a complete road map to continuous auditing, from start to finish. Beginning with a thorough definition of the subject, Mainardi debunks the various myths surrounding the process?including the most common misperception that the internal audit department must have the corresponding automated technology to support it?and includes numerous documented proven techniques and instructions for more effective SOX work.

    A vital tool to enhance the auditor?s skills and abilities, Harnessing the Power of Continuous Auditing?s exhaustive coverage includes:

    • The definition of continuous auditing
    • Where to begin
    • Methodology development
    • Preparing for continuous auditing
    • Root cause analysis
    • Action plans
    • Problem-solving tools
    • Lessons learned
    • Selling continuous auditing
    • Conditions and challenges
    This all-in-one handbook of practical execution provides much-needed, accessible guidance on everything business professionals need to know to conduct and implement a successful continuous audit in their organizations.

  • Collider: The Search for the World′s Smallest Particles

    An accessible look at the hottest topic in physics and the experiments that will transform our understanding of the universe

    The biggest news in science today is the Large Hadron Collider, the world?s largest and most powerful particle-smasher, and the anticipation of finally discovering the Higgs boson particle. But what is the Higgs boson and why is it often referred to as the God Particle? Why are the Higgs and the LHC so important? Getting a handle on the science behind the LHC can be difficult for anyone without an advanced degree in particle physics, but you don?t need to go back to school to learn about it. In Collider, award-winning physicist Paul Halpern provides you with the tools you need to understand what the LHC is and what it hopes to discover.

    • Comprehensive, accessible guide to the theory, history, and science behind experimental high-energy physics
    • Explains why particle physics could well be on the verge of some of its greatest breakthroughs, changing what we think we know about quarks, string theory, dark matter, dark energy, and the fundamentals of modern physics
    • Tells you why the theoretical Higgs boson is often referred to as the God particle and how its discovery could change our understanding of the universe
    • Clearly explains why fears that the LHC could create a miniature black hole that could swallow up the Earth amount to a tempest in a very tiny teapot
    • "Best of 2009 Sci-Tech Books (Physics)"-Library Journal
    • "Halpern makes the search for mysterious particles pertinent and exciting by explaining clearly what we don?t know about the universe, and offering a hopeful outlook for future research."-Publishers Weekly
    • Includes a new author preface, "The Fate of the Large Hadron Collider and the Future of High-Energy Physics"

    The world will not come to an end any time soon, but we may learn a lot more about it in the blink of an eye. Read Collider and find out what, when, and how.

  • The Great Workplace: How to Build It, How to Keep It, and Why It Matters

    Gold Medal Winner, Human Resources and Employee Training, 2012 Axiom Business Book Awards

    Trust, Pride and Camaraderie transform your company into a "Great Place to Work"

    The Great Place to Work Institute develops the annual ranking of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For. In this book, the authors explore the model of a Great Place to Work For-one which fosters employee trust, pride in what they do, and enjoyment in the people they work with. They answer the fundamental question, "What is the business value of creating a great workplace?" and brings the definition of a Great Place to work alive with anecdotes, best practices, and quotes from employees working at the best workplaces in the U.S.

    • Reveals the essential ingredients in and the trends of the best places to work
    • Explores Great Place to Work model developed in 1984 and validated through its enduring resonance in both the United States and in over 40 countries around the world
    • Written by Michael Burchell and Jennifer Robin two Great Place to Work Institute Insiders

    If you organization is struggling with the challenges of leveraging human capital, discover why some companies have what it takes to be great.

  • Beginning JavaScript

    The perennial bestseller returns with new details for using the latest tools and techniques available with JavaScript

    JavaScript is the definitive language for making the Web a dynamic, rich, interactive medium. This guide to JavaScript builds on the success of previous editions and introduces you to many new advances in JavaScript development. The reorganization of the chapters helps streamline your learning process while new examples provide you with updated JavaScript programming techniques.

    You?ll get all-new coverage of Ajax for remote scripting, JavaScript frameworks, JavaScript and XML, and the latest features in modern Web browsers. Plus, all the featured code has been updated to ensure compliance with the most recent popular Web browsers.

    • Introduces you to the latest capabilities of JavaScript, the definitive language for developing dynamic, rich, interactive Web sites
    • Features new coverage of data types and variables, JavaScript and XML, Ajax for remote scripting, and popular JavaScript frameworks
    • Offers updated code that ensures compliance with the most popular Web browsers
    • Includes improved examples on the most up-to-date JavaScript programming techniques

    Continuing in the superlative tradition of the first three editions, Beginning JavaScript, Fourth Edition, gets you up to speed on all the new advances in JavaScript development.

  • Lower Extremity Wounds: A Problem-Based Approach

    Lower limb wounds are frequently observed in clinical practice andoften present a real challenge for health care practitioners. Lowerextremity wound care requires a multidisciplinary approachinvolving a number of different health care professionals in orderto achieve optimum patient care. Nurses and podiatrists, inparticular, are frequently involved in the assessment andmanagement of lower extremity wounds, often working inpartnership.

    Lower Extremity Wounds: A problem-based learning approach is thefirst wound care book that has been written as a joint venture byexperienced nurses and podiatrists, all with expert knowledge inwound care. It highlights the importance of multi-professionalcollaboration to encourage the crossing and dismantling ofprofessional boundaries, to increase understanding of each other?sroles, and ultimately to ensure that the patient receives the bestavailable evidence-based interventions during their health carejourney.

    Taking a problem-based learning approach, each of the ten chaptershighlights best practice in the management of wounds by type,discusses clinical guidelines and current evidence, and links thistheory to a clinical scenario thus bridging the theory to practicegap. Numerous full-colour illustrations are used throughout thebook to visually enhance the reader?s learning.

    Aimed at both students and practitioners, this book is essentialreading for anyone involved in lower extremity wound care.

  • How the Immune System Works: Includes Desktop Edition

    How the Immune System Works is not a comprehensive textbook. It s the book thousands of students have used to help them understand what s in their big, thick, immunology texts. In this book, Dr. Sompayrac cuts through the jargon and details to reveal, in simple language, the essence of this complex subject.

    Fifteen easy to follow lectures, featuring the uniquely popular humorous style and engaging analogies developed by Dr Sompayrac, provide an introduction to the bigger picture , followed by practical discussion on how each of the components interacts with one another. 

    Now featuring full-color diagrams, this book has been rigorously updated for its fourth edition to reflect today s immunology teaching and includes updated discussion of B and T cell memory, T cell activation, vaccines, immunodeficiency, and cancer.

    Whether you are completely new to immunology, or require a refresher, How the Immune System Works is an enjoyable way of engaging with the key concepts you need know nothing of the workings of the immune system to benefit from this book!

    How the Immune System Works is now accompanied by a FREE enhanced Wiley Desktop Edition - the interactive, digital version of the book - featuring downloadable text and images, highlighting and note taking facilities, book-marking, cross-referencing, in-text searching, and linking to references and glossary terms. It is also available from CourseSmart for instant, online and offline access for studying anytime, anywhere.

  • IBS For Dummies

    "The book manages to be comprehensive, easy-to-follow, hugely informative and quite funny too (refreshing for a health title )"
    Mail on Sunday, You Magazine

    Understand Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and take control

    This reassuring guide to all aspects of IBS explains how to recognise and manage a wide range of symptoms, and understand the physical and emotional triggers of this frustrating condition. Inside you?ll find expert guidance on the latest conventional and alternative treatment methods alongside information on nutrition, diet, and exercise, helping you to tailor your treatment to suit your needs, take your mind off your IBS, and live life to the full.

    Discover how to:

    • Understand the triggers and symptoms of IBS

    • Get an accurate diagnosis and the right medical help

    • Incorporate diet and exercise into your treatment plan

    • Benefit from relaxation and stress-management techniques

    • Live and work with IBS

  • Introductory Semiconductor Device Physics for Chip Design and Manufacturing

    An introduction to the fundamentals of semiconductor physics and engineering

    This book discusses fundamental semiconductor physics of devices and on-chip interconnections for physicists and links these concepts to engineering applications and case studies of computer chips. The book is organized in three parts. The first part deals with the representation of information and computation. The second part covers semiconductor device physics within the context of computation. The third part reviews chip design and semiconductor fabrication. The book includes relevant equations, with the aim of closing the gap in the existing literature with actual case studies and engineering applications. Examples are provided in each chapter to illustrate physical and electrical concepts through the use of high-performance silicon technologies.

    Introductory Semiconductor Device Physics for Chip Design and Manufacturing:

    • Provides physical descriptions and illustrations with data visualizations to facilitate intuitive understanding of semiconductor physics, devices and on-chip interconnections
    • Blends theoretical physics treatment with engineering applications and real case studies for manufactured chips
    • Presents complementary-metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) transistors in high-performance server microprocessors with static CMOS combinational digital circuit design examples
    • Offers a rich array of student problem sets, mid-term exams, and final exams with a glossary at the end of the book
    M. Y. Lanzerotti, PhD, has over 15 years of engineering experience in designing integrated circuits for high-performance server chips and aerospace applications. Dr. Lanzerotti is Assistant Professor of Physics at Augsburg College and previously held positions as Associate Professor of Computer Engineering at Air Force Institute of Technology, Instructor at Harvard Summer School, Visiting Faculty Fellow at Pacific Lutheran University, Visiting Faculty Fellow at Sapienza University of Rome, and Research Staff Member at IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center. This book is inspired from Dr. Lanzerotti s course, Introductory Semiconductor Device Physics for Chip Design and Manufacturing, at Harvard Summer School. Dr. Lanzerotti holds physics degrees from Harvard College, the University of Cambridge, and Cornell University. Dr. Lanzerotti holds four U.S. patents, was awarded an IEEE Technical Innovation Award in 2007 and an IBM Outstanding Research Contribution Award in 1998, and was Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society Magazine.

  • The Responsibility Revolution: How the Next Generation of Businesses Will Win

    How to create a company that not only sustains, but surpasses-that moves beyond the imperative to be "less bad" and embrace an ethos to be "all good"

    From the Inspired Protagonist and Chairman of Seventh Generation, the country?s leading brand of household products and a pioneering "good company," comes a one-of-a-kind book for leaders, entrepreneurs, and change agents everywhere. The Responsibility Revolution reveals the smartest ways for companies to build a better future-and hold themselves accountable for the results. Thousands of companies have pledged to act responsibly; very few have proven that they know how. This book will guide them. The Responsibility Revolution presents fresh ideas and actionable strategies to commit your company to a genuine socially and environmentally responsible business and culture, one that not only competes but wins on values.

    • Points the way for innovators and influencers to generate trust by becoming transparent, elicit people?s passion and creativity, turn customers into collaborators, transform critics into allies, rewrite the rules and reinvent business
    • Shows how to build a socially and environmentally responsible yet genuinely good company and an authentic brand
    • Drawing on groundbreaking interviews with real-world change leaders, Hollender and Breen present lessons and insights from the "good company"? parts of big companies like IBM and eBay, trailblazers like Patagonia and Timberland, and emerging dynamos like Linden Lab and Etsy

    The Responsibility Revolution equips people with the tactics, models, and mind-sets they need to compete in a world where consumers now demand that companies contribute to the greater good.

  • Chemistry Essentials For Dummies

    Whether studying chemistry as part of a degree requirement or as part of a core curriculum, students will find Chemistry Essentials For Dummies to be an invaluable quick reference guide to the fundamentals of this often challenging course. Chemistry Essentials For Dummies contains content focused on key topics only, with discrete explanations of critical concepts taught in a typical two-semester high school chemistry class or a college level Chemistry I course, from bonds and reactions to acids, bases, and the mole. This guide is also a perfect reference for parents who need to review critical chemistry concepts as they help high school students with homework assignments, as well as for adult learners headed back into the classroom who just need to a refresher of the core concepts. The Essentials For Dummies Series Dummies is proud to present our new series, The Essentials For Dummies. Now students who are prepping for exams, preparing to study new material, or who just need a refresher can have a concise, easy-to-understand review guide that covers an entire course by concentrating solely on the most important concepts. From algebra and chemistry to grammar and Spanish, our expert authors focus on the skills students most need to succeed in a subject.

  • ASVAB AFQT For Dummies

    Your hands-on guide to scoring well on the AFQT

    ASVAB AFQT For Dummies reviews the core concepts that comprise the AFQT portion of the ASVAB, providing the tools that you need to get your best score and become eligible for military enlistment. This practical, hands-on guide features four practice exams (16 subtests in total) and detailed explanations of the answers. You?ll find the instruction, explanation, and practice you need to master the critical Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, Arithmetic Reasoning, and Mathematics Knowledge subtests.

    • Rod Powers is a First Sergeant, U.S. Air Force (Retired), and the author of the bestselling ASVAB For Dummies, 2nd Edition.
    • ASVAB AFQT For Dummies features four practice exams-more than any other title available!
    • Included is a branch-by-branch breakdown of required AFQT scores

    With test-taking tips and insight from a military expert, ASVAB AFQT For Dummies is the only guide you need to ace the test and start your military career.

  • Google Analytics, 3rd Edition

    Get the most out of the free Google Analytics service--and get more customers Google Analytics allows you to discover vital information about how end users interact with their Web sites by collecting vital data and providing tools to analyze it, with the intention of improving the end-user experience and, ultimately converting users into customers . This indispensible guide delves into the latest updates to the newest version of Google Analytics--3.0--and explains the concepts behind this amazing free tool. You?ll discover what information to track, how to choose the right goals and filters, techniques for reading Google Analytics reports and graphs, and, most importantly, how to compile this data and use it to improve your Web site and attract more potential customers. Takes an in-depth look at Google Analytics 3.0 and walks you through the possibilities it offers Explains how to read Google Analytics reports and graphs so that you can compile this data and use it to improve your Web site and attract more users Shares techniques for converting end users into customers Features tips and suggestions for getting the information you need from Google Analytics reports and then converting that information into actionable tasks you can use With Google Analytics, Third Edition , you&?ll be well on your way to retrieving the information you need to convert visitors to your site into customers ! Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

  • Development Economics: Theory, Empirical Research, and Policy Analysis

    Development Economics: Theory, Empirical Research, and Policy Analysis by Julie Schaffner teaches students to think about development in a way that is disciplined by economic theory, informed by cutting-edge empirical research, and connected in a practical way to contemporary development efforts.  It lays out a framework for the study of developing economies that is built on microeconomic foundations and that highlights the importance in development studies of transaction and transportation costs, risk, information problems, institutional rules and norms, and insights from behavioral economics. It then presents a systematic approach to policy analysis and applies the approach to policies from around the world, in the areas of targeted transfers, workfare, agricultural markets, infrastructure, education, agricultural technology, microfinance, and health. 

  • Architectural Conservation in Europe and the Americas

    From such well-known and long-vexed sites as the Athenian Acropolis to more contemporary locales like the Space Age Modernist capital city of Brasília, the conflicting and not always neatly resolvable forces that bear upon preservation are addressed as clearly and thoughtfully as the general reader could hope for. New York Review of Books

      an astonishing feat of research, compilation and synthesis. Context

    The book delivers the first major survey concerning the conservation of cultural heritage in both Europe and the Americas. Architectural Conservation in Europe and the Americas serves as a convenient resource for professionals, students, and anyone interested in the field. Following the acclaimed Time Honored, this book presents contemporary practice on a country-by-country and region-by-region basis, facilitating comparative analysis of similarities and differences. The book stresses solutions in architectural heritage protection and the contexts in which they were developed.

  • The Leadership Challenge Workshop: Values Cards

    Based on the internationally acclaimed best-seller The Leadership Challenge by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner, The Leadership Challenge Values Cards are an excellent tool for learning and conceptualizing the importance of values clarification, as put forth in Kouzes and Posner?s classic book. Activities using these cards are incorporated into The Leadership Challenge Workshop Facilitator s Guide Set, 4th Edition. In addition, a stand-alone Facilitator s Guide dedicated to multiple innovative and effective activities is available, allowing trainers, human resource professionals, and consultants to facilitate learning opportunities for executives, managers, and aspiring leaders who want to refine their leadership skills. As Kouzes and Posner explain, the best leaders have a clear understanding of their personal values and ideals. The Leadership Challenge Values Cards can help any leader (or aspiring leader) to clarify the personal values, as well as shared values, that will guide them in all situations. The Values Cards are pre-printed with words such as creativity, loyalty, and teamwork so that participants can identify and record the values that are most meaningful to them. After the workshop or coaching session, the cards become a take-away for the participants--they can use their deck as a tool for reflection and as an aide for helping to clarify the values with their own constituents.

  • Archaeology in Practice: A Student Guide to Archaeological Analyses

    This much-enhanced new edition of the highly accessible guide to practical archaeology is a vital resource for students.  It features the latest methodologies, a wealth of case studies from around the world, and contributions from leading specialists in archaeological materials analysis.

    • New edition updated to include the latest archaeological methods, an enhanced focus on post-excavation analysis and new material including a dedicated chapter on analyzing human remains
    • Covers the full range of current analytic methods, such as analysis of stone tools, human remains and absolute dating
    • Features a user-friendly structure organized according to material types such as animal bones, ceramics and stone artifacts, as well as by thematic topics ranging from dating techniques to report writing, and ethical concerns.
    • Accessible to archaeology students at all levels, with detailed references and extensive case studies featured throughout

  • Adobe After Effects CS5 Digital Classroom: (Book and Video Training)

    This video and full-color book combo has quite an effect for learning After Effects CS5!

    Adobe After Effects is a leading motion graphics and visual effects program that allows you to create and deliver compelling motion graphics and visual effects. This full-color book-and-video training package gets you quickly up to speed using the capabilities of the newest release of After Effects and deciphers even the most complex After Effects tasks. Sixteen self-paced lessons explain how to edit and apply effects for stellar visual and special effects. The supplementary video lessons included with the book are each approximately five minutes long and demonstrate the concepts and features covered in the lesson.

    • Escorts you through the basics of editing and applying motion graphics and visual effects with Adobe After Effects CS5
    • Deciphers even the most advanced After Effects tasks and makes them less intimidating
    • Features full-color book and video tutorials with step-by-step training that complement the topics covered in each lesson of the book
    • Encourages you to absorb each lesson at your own pace

    Jam-packed with information, this book with videos and lesson files is just like having your own personal instructor guiding you through each unique lesson.

    Note: DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file. These materials are available for download upon purchase.

  • iMovie ′09 & iDVD ′09 For Dummies®

    A fun, full-color guide to creating, editing, dressing up, and sharing home movies using iMovie and iDVD

    Make home movies 21st Century style, complete with special effects, themes, backgrounds, and other elements you can add yourself when you know how to use iMovie and iDVD. This fun and friendly guide makes it easy!

    iMovie and iDVD are preloaded on every new Mac. Especially if you?re new to the Mac, you?ll appreciate how iMovie ?09 & iDVD ?09 For Dummies walks you through every step, starting with transferring footage from your camcorder to your computer. You?ll learn to use all the features and put your finished product on DVD for others to enjoy.

    • Explains how to transfer movie clips to the computer from a camcorder or digital camera
    • Covers all the features of both iMovie ?09 and iDVD ?09
    • Shows how to use the new Project Library, editing effects, transitions, image stabilization, and Precision Editor
    • Guides you through the cover flow interface, image stabilization, image effects, maps and backgrounds, and themes
    • Provides step-by-step directions for creating multimedia DVDs
    • Illustrated in beautiful full color

    iMovie ?09 & iDVD ?09 For Dummies will have you making movies in no time and having fun doing it.

  • Data Mining for Business Intelligence: Concepts, Techniques, and Applications in Microsoft Office Excel with XLMiner

    Praise for the First Edition

    " full of vivid and thought-provoking anecdotes needs to be read by anyone with a serious interest in research and marketing."
    Research magazine

    "Shmueli et al. have done a wonderful job in presenting the field of data mining a welcome addition to the literature."

    Incorporating a new focus on data visualization and time series forecasting, Data Mining for Business Intelligence, Second Edition continues to supply insightful, detailed guidance on fundamental data mining techniques. This new edition guides readers through the use of the Microsoft Office Excel add-in XLMiner for developing predictive models and techniques for describing and finding patterns in data.

    From clustering customers into market segments and finding the characteristics of frequent flyers to learning what items are purchased with other items, the authors use interesting, real-world examples to build a theoretical and practical understanding of key data mining methods, including classification, prediction, and affinity analysis as well as data reduction, exploration, and visualization.

    The Second Edition now features:

    • Three new chapters on time series forecasting, introducing popular business forecasting methods including moving average, exponential smoothing methods; regression-based models; and topics such as explanatory vs. predictive modeling, two-level models, and ensembles
    • A revised chapter on data visualization that now features interactive visualization principles and added assignments that demonstrate interactive visualization in practice
    • Separate chapters that each treat k-nearest neighbors and Naïve Bayes methods
    • Summaries at the start of each chapter that supply an outline of key topics

    The book includes access to XLMiner, allowing readers to work hands-on with the provided data. Throughout the book, applications of the discussed topics focus on the business problem as motivation and avoid unnecessary statistical theory. Each chapter concludes with exercises that allow readers to assess their comprehension of the presented material. The final chapter includes a set of cases that require use of the different data mining techniques, and a related Web site features data sets, exercise solutions, PowerPoint slides, and case solutions.

    Data Mining for Business Intelligence, Second Edition is an excellent book for courses on data mining, forecasting, and decision support systems at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels. It is also a one-of-a-kind resource for analysts, researchers, and practitioners working with quantitative methods in the fields of business, finance, marketing, computer science, and information technology.

  • An Introduction to MultiAgent Systems

    The eagerly anticipated updated resource on one of the most important areas of research and development: multi-agent systems Multi-agent systems allow many intelligent agents to interact with each other, and this field of study has advanced at a rapid pace since the publication of the first edition of this book, which was nearly a decade ago. With this exciting new edition, the coverage of multi-agents is completely updated to include several areas that have come to prominence in the last several years, including auctions, computational social choice, and markov decision processes. In turn, a variety of topics that were initially considered critical have dwindled in importance, so the coverage of that subject matter is decreased with this new edition. The result of this redefined balance of coverage is a timely and essential resource on a popular topic. Introduces you to the concept of agents and multi-agent systems and the main applications for which they are appropriate Discusses the main issues surrounding the design of intelligent agents and a multi-agent society Delves into a number of typical applications for agent technology Addresses deductive reasoning agents, practical reasoning agents, reactive and hybrid agents, and more Reviews multi-agent decision making, communication and cooperation, and intelligent autonomous agents By the end of the book, you will have a firm grasp on how agents are distinct from other software paradigms and understand the characteristics of applications that lend themselves to agent-oriented software.

  • How to Hire A-Players: Finding the Top People for Your Team- Even If You Don′t Have a Recruiting Department

    How to find great employees, make great hires, and take your business to the next level

    It is always easy to find people who want a job, but it?s never easy to find and hire A-players. In How to Hire A-Players, consultant Eric Herrenkohl shows owners, executives, and managers of small and medium-size businesses where and how to find A-player employees. It is these individuals who will help keep quality high and growth and profits strong.

    Herrenkohl explains how to use your existing marketing, sales, and networking efforts to find top candidates. He provides current examples of companies that consistently hire A-players without big recruiting departments as well as step-by-step explanations for making these strategies work in your own company.

    • Shows you how to find and hire top employees.
    • Ideal for owners of small businesses, executives and managers of large businesses, as well as corporate recruiters and HR specialists who need new ideas
    • Herrenkohl?s client list includes privately held businesses in over 50 industries as well as big corporate names like Bank of America, Edward Jones, and Northwestern Mutual Life

    A-player employees are the life blood of any growing business. This handy hiring guide shows you where to look, what to ask, and who to hire to boost your business today

  • Theology: The Basics

    Completely updated and expanded, this third edition from one of the world?s leading theologians introduces students to key theological issues, contextualizing them within the bible and the works of seminal theologians. 

    • Introduces readers to key theological issues such as God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, faith, creation, salvation, atonement, religious history, and heaven
    • Thoroughly updated, with the addition of a new chapter on the Holy Spirit
    • Now includes images and more pedagogical features to engage the reader
    • Each chapter offers an overview of an important theme, presents relevant biblical passages, and summarizes the contribution of a major theologian
    • Expands the range of theological positions discussed within the book, especially those of contemporary and feminist theologians
    • Maintains the user-friendly structure of the previous edition, with the Apostle?s Creed as a framework
    • Concludes with suggestions on how readers can take their study further
    • Can be used alongside the new edition of Theology: The Basic Readings for a complete overview of the field

  • iPhone & iPad Game Development For Dummies®

    Here?s the scoop on building and marketing great games for the iPhone and iPad!

    The iPhone and iPad are the hottest techno-gadgets on the market today, and games for it are even hotter. To help you cash in on the trend, this book shows what it takes to create a good iPhone and iPad game and how to get it into the App Store.

    Neal Goldstein, leader of an iPhone app startup company, and his co-authors show you how to build a game that will sell, include quality graphics, market your game through the App Store, and more. Whether you?re a programming novice or an experienced developer looking to enter the game market, here?s how to get going.

    • Games for the iPhone are among the hottest apps in Apple?s App Store
    • Learn to build two game applications from beginning to end
    • Written by successful mobile app developers, this guide begins with how to get started, including downloading the SDK and filling your toolbox
    • Covers programming with Objective-C and Cocoa, what makes a good game, graphics, and creating good mobile apps
    • Explains how to market your game through the App Store

    iPhone and iPad Game Development For Dummies can start you on a fun hobby or a lucrative career.

    Note: Apple?s iOS SDK tools are only accessible on Intel-powered Mac and MacBook devices.

  • Analytic Trigonometry with Applications

    The 11th edition of Analytic Trigonometry continues to offer readers trigonometric concepts and applications. Almost every concept is illustrated by an example followed by a matching problem to encourage an active involvement in the learning process, and concept development proceeds from the concrete to the abstract. Extensive chapter review summaries, chapter and cumulative review exercises with answers keyed to the corresponding text sections, effective use of color comments and annotations, and prominent displays of important material to help master the subject. Analytic Trigonometry, 11e includes updated applications from a range of different fields.

  • Overcoming Anxiety For Dummies®

    Practical, proven ways to get fear, worry, and panic under control Think you worry too much? You?re not alone?over 40 million Americans suffer from some form of anxiety. Help is here in this friendly guide, which offers sound advice on identifying anxiety triggers through taking self-tests, improving your eating habits, relaxing, and finding support for you and your loved ones. Now with 25% new and revised content, Overcoming Anxiety For Dummies, 2nd Edition explores all of the most common triggers for anxiety, recent developments in medications, newly emerging biologically oriented approaches for treating anxiety, and the most up-to-date advancements in psychotherapies. Understand why you?re anxious and pinpoint your triggers Get trusted advice on whether you can overcome anxiety on your own or seek professional help Covers anxiety in teens, young adults, and veterans The practical information in Overcoming Anxiety For Dummies, 2nd Edition is your first step toward getting your life back and winning the war against your worries!

  • Preparation of Compounds Labeled with Tritium and Carbon-14

    Compounds labeled with carbon-14 and tritium are indispensable tools for research in biomedical sciences, discovery and development of pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals.

    Preparation of Compounds Labeled with Tritium and Carbon-14 is a comprehensive, authoritative and up-to-date discussion of the strategies, synthetic approaches, reactions techniques, and resources for the preparation of compounds labeled with either of these isotopes. A large number of examples are presented for the use of isotopic sources and building blocks in the preparation of labeled target compounds, illustrating the range of possibilities for embedding isotopic labels in selected moieties of complex structures.  Topics include:

    •  Formulation of synthetic strategies for preparing labeled compounds
    • Isotope exchange methods and synthetic alternatives for preparing tritiated compounds
    • In-depth discussion of carbon-14 building blocks and their utility in synthesis
    • Preparation of enantiomerically pure isotopically labeled compounds
    • Applications of biotransformations

    Preparation of Compounds Labeled with Tritium and Carbon-14 is an essential guide to the specialist strategies and tactics used by chemists to prepare compounds tagged with theradioactive atoms carbon-14 and tritium.

  • Advanced Petroleum Reservoir Simulation

    Advanced Petroleum Reservoir Simulation

    Add precision and ease to the process of reservoir simulation. Until simulation software and other methods of reservoir characterization were developed, engineers had to drill numerous wells to find the best way to extract crude oil and natural gas. Today, even with highly sophisticated reservoir simulations software available, reservoir simulation still involves a great deal of guesswork. Advanced Petroleum Reservoir Simulation provides an advanced approach to petroleum reservoir simulation, taking the guesswork out of the process and relying more thoroughly on science and what is known about the individual reservoir.

    This state of the art publication in petroleum simulation:

    • Describes solution techniques that allow multiple solutions to the complete equations, without linearization.

    • Solves the most difficult reservoir engineering problems such as viscous fingering.

    • Highlights the importance of non-linear solvers on decision tree with scientific argument.

    • Discusses solution schemes in relation to other disciplines and revolutionizes risk analysis and decision making.

    • Includes companion software with 3-D, 3-phase multipurpose simulator code available for download from www.scrivenerpublishing.com.

    • By providing a valuable tool to support reservoir simulation predictions with real science, this book is an essential reference for engineers, scientists and geologists.

  • Canon EOS 7D For Dummies

    Get the most out of the new Canon EOS 7D with this fun and friendly guide

    The new Canon EOS 7D comes equipped with a huge 18.0 megapixel sensor, many beginner-friendly features to aid in getting great pictures, and a video mode that allows you to shoot video as well as stills. If you?re looking to get the most from the features and functions that come with this dSLR, then this is the book for you!

    Written by a veteran author and experience photographer, this easy-to-understand guide shows you how to properly use all the capabilities of this new camera. Filled with page after page of full-color images, this book walks you through the features of the Canon EOS 7D and the software that accompanies it.

    • Introduces you to the main features and functions of the new Canon EOS 7D
    • Explains the on-board controls, shooting in auto mode, using live view and playback modes, and dialing in exposure and lighting controls
    • Walks you through manipulating focus and color controls and handling situational shooting
    • Addresses getting photos onto a PC for editing

    Prepare to take aim at maximizing all the features and functions that the Canon EOS 7D has to offer with this helpful book by your side!

  • Nikon D3100 Digital Field Guide

    A 14.2 megapixel camera with full 1080p video capabilities, the Nikon D3100 camera is both powerful and yet, accessible to first-time dSLR users. The Nikon D3100 Digital Field Guide will teach you how to get the most out of the advanced dSLR features of the Nikon D3100 as well as improve your basic photography skills.

    Chapter 1: Exploring the Nikon D3100. This chapter covers the key components of the Nikon D3100 including basic layout, dials, switches, buttons, and navigation of the viewfinder screen.

    Chapter 2: Nikon D3100 Essentials. Learn the various modes for exposures, auto focus, white balance, and picture controls.

    Chapter 3: Exploring the Nikon D3100 Menus. Learn to use the playback, shooting, setup and retouch menus to get the most out of the Nikon D3100?s photographic potential.

    Chapter 4: Essential Photography Concepts. Understand the basics of exposure, depth of field, and composition on your Nikon D3100 to take your photography to the next level.

    Chapter 5: Selecting and Using Lenses. Learn lens basics and which lens to use to get the exact type of photos that you want.

    Chapter 6: Working With Light. Create natural and beautiful photographs with your D3100 and this chapter?s tips on soft light, hard light, natural light, and the use of flash to get the best possible photos.

    Chapter 7: Working With Live View and Video. Learn the various video modes of the Nikon D3100 camera, and find tips and tricks for getting the best video possible with your dSLR.

    Chapter 8: Real World Applications. Get professional pointers for capturing still-life, action, and abstract photos, as well as landscapes, sports, and architectural subjects with your Nikon D3100.

    Chapter 9: Viewing and In-Camera Editing. Learn to view, download, and re-touch images with the Nikon D3100?s easy to use editing interface.

    Appendix A: Accessories. This Appendix brings together information about remote controls, tripods, monopods, and other accessories that will help you get the most out of your Nikon D3100.

    Appendix B: How to Use the Grey Card and Color Checker. Learn how to produce photos with accurate white balance and color with these free-inside-the-book tools.

    This go-anywhere, full-color guide includes a free grey/color checker card to help you achieve accurate white balance and color in any situation. With the Nikon D3100 Digital Field Guide, you will gain a thorough understanding not only of the Nikon D3100, but also the basic fundamentals of capturing the best possible photos.

  • Fundamentals of Turfgrass Management

    Now revised & updated -- the essential book on turfgrass management!

    The new edition of Fundamentals of Turfgrass Management introduces the principles of turfgrass management, covering everything from basic turfgrass science to fertilization, mowing, turfgrass diseases, irrigation topdressing, pest management, as well as career paths, and much more.

    With an emphasis on explaining why certain management practices are handled as they are, this new edition:

    • Incorporates updates throughout with special emphasis on pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, and soil testing
    • Contains expanded coverage of physiology, water quality and seed production, seed certification, and seed buying
    • Offers step-by-step advice on the selection and maintenance of turfgrasses
    • Includes the latest information on cutting-edge fertilization research, mowing techniques, and sports field management practices
    • Features a full-color identification guide that covers the most common grasses and weeds

    Written on a level suitable for students, but with a wealth of information useful to experienced turfgrass managers, Fundamentals of Turfgrass Management, Fourth Edition provides a solid yet flexible grounding that readers can apply and adapt on the job to nearly any situation.

  • Excel PivotTables and PivotCharts: Your visual blueprint for creating dynamic spreadsheets

    Master two of the most powerful features of Excel

    Even if you use Excel all the time, you may not be up to speed on two of Excel?s most useful features. PivotTable and PivotChart turn long lists of unreadable data into dynamic, easy-to-read tables and charts that highlight the information you need most; you can tweak results with a click or easily fuse data from several sources into one document. Now you can learn how to tap these powerful Excel tools with this practical guide.

    Using a series of step-by-step tutorials and easy-to-follow screenshots, this book shows you in a visual way how to create and customize PivotTables and PivotCharts, use them to analyze business data, and ultimately achieve more with less work.

    • Explains the benefits PivotTables and PivotCharts, two powerful features of Excel that allow users to create dynamic spreadsheets
    • Covers creating and customizing, analyzing business data, building custom calculations, linking to external data sources (including Access databases, Word tables, Web pages, XML data, SQL Server databases, and OLAP cubes), creating macros to automate tasks, and more
    • Uses step-by-step tutorials and easy-to-follow screenshots, a "learn by seeing" approach for visual learners

    Practical, visual, and packed with content, this is the book you need to ramp up your Excel skills with PivotTables and PivotCharts.

  • Baking for Special Diets

    Baking for Special Diets teaches readers how to widen the scope of their offerings and create flavorful recipes to meet all kinds of dietary needs. This text explains the wide range of dietary challenges of which pastry chefs and bakers should be conscious, including celiac disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, kosher diets, and more. Introductory chapters cover general nutrition information, ingredient substitutions. The text also explains through examples how to convert your own recipes to meet the needs of a particular customer. Subsequent chapters provide recipes for a wide range of dietary concerns, from vegetarian, vegan, and low-fat baked goods to delectable desserts that are gluten-, lactose-, or sugar-free. From Low-Fat Vanilla Mousse and Reduced-Calorie Linzer Cookies to Sugar-Free Crème Caramel and Vegan Boston Cream Pie, Baking for Special Diets provides chefs with an arsenal of recipes that are healthy, versatile, and always delicious.

  • Spanish Word Games For Dummies

    The fun and easy way to learn Spanish-by playing games!

    Do you want to learn how to speak Spanish? One major aspect of learning a new language is learning the vocabulary, but for many people, this involves memorization, which can be a difficult task. Now, Spanish Word Games For Dummies offers you a fun and painless alternative: games and puzzles designed to help you practice and remember your Spanish vocabulary.

    This fun, practical guide features more than 100 word games and puzzles, including crosswords, word searches, cryptograms, and more-that range in difficulty from easy to challenging. As you play, you?ll develop your Spanish vocabulary while you improve your language skills.

    • Spanish Word Games For Dummies provides you with challenging puzzles to build your Spanish vocabulary and enhance your skill set
    • Includes crosswords, word searches, cryptograms, and other word games
    • Works as a supplement to Spanish language courses and programs
    • It?s portable enough to easily take to classes or on the road

    Whether you?re a proficient speaker looking to brush up on your vocabulary or a first-time Spanish speaker, this clever guide is the ideal way to have fun while you increase your skills!

  • Infrastructure Investing: Managing Risks & Rewards for Pensions, Insurance Companies & Endowments

    Invaluable information regarding one of the biggest worldwide growth areas in investing-infrastructure assets

    Infrastructure investing is about to explode on the worldwide scene. The fact is that real money will need to be spent on real projects-which will present real opportunities for stable, long-term returns. But infrastructure assets have unique characteristics and the investments and funds that will likely rise up must be suitably structured to serve investor needs.

    Author Rajeev Sawant has been analyzing infrastructure investments, funds, and project financing programs for nearly five years, and with this book, he presents information that will be invaluable to lenders, pension funds, insurance companies, investment funds, rating agencies, and even governments.

    • Presents comprehensive data analysis on infrastructure cases worldwide
    • Analyzes the opportunities as well as the pitfalls of infrastructure investing
    • Focuses on the needs of pensions, insurance companies, and endowments interested in infrastructure investing

    For the next decade, worldwide economic growth and increased employment-as well as investment returns-will come from infrastructure projects. This book will help you understand today?s dynamic infrastructure asset class and quickly get you up to speed on the unique risks and rewards associated with it.

  • Buying a Property in Spain For Dummies

    Buying a property abroad is one of the biggest decisions you?ll ever make. But don?t worry your Spanish dream needn?t become a nightmare. From finding an estate agent and arranging a mortgage to negotiating the best price and moving in, this book is packed with practical advice on every aspect of the Spanish property market. It leads you safely and simply through the legal, logistical, and financial minefields, helping you maximise your time and your money to enjoy a hassle-free property purchase.

  • Molecular Modelling for Beginners

    • A concise, basic introduction to modelling and computational chemistry which focuses on the essentials, including MM, MC, and MD, along with a chapter devoted to QSAR and Discovery Chemistry.
    • Includes supporting website featuring background information, full colour illustrations, questions and answers tied into the text,Visual Basic packages and many realistic examples with solutions
    • Takes a hands-on approach, using state of the art software packages G03/W and/or Hyperchem, Gaussian .gjf files and sample outputs.
    • Revised with changes in emphasis and presentation to appeal to the modern student.

  • Essentials of Risk Management in Finance

    A concise and and easy to follow introduction to financial risk management

    This basic survey text offers an accessible introduction to financial risk management, covered in its major components: credit, market, operational, liquidity, legal, and reputational, along with user-friendly processes and tools to conduct your own risk assessments and risk alignments. While there are some mathematical concepts included, these are kept at levels everyone will find easy to grasp.

    • Provides a comprehensive overview of financial risk management, including credit, market, operational, liquidity, legal, and reputational risk areas
    • Discusses the latest trends and next generation techniques emerging in financial risk management
    • Provides risk assessment and risk alignment tools and examples

    This book offers a good basic understanding of the major areas of risk exposure that all organizations, both public and private, face in operating in today?s complex global marketplace. It provides insights into best practices and next generation techniques for readers entering government, not-for-profit, business, and IT positions in which risk management will play an ever expanding role.

  • Satellite Communications Payload and System

    This is the first book primarily about the satellite payload of satellite communications systems. It represents a unique combination of practical systems engineering and communications theory. It tells about the satellites in geostationary and low-earth orbits today, both the so-called bent-pipe payloads and the processing payloads. The on-orbit environment, mitigated by the spacecraft bus, is described. The payload units (e.g. antennas and amplifiers), as well as payload-integration elements (e.g. waveguide and switches) are discussed in regard to how they work, what they do to the signal, their technology, environment sensitivity, and specifications. At a higher level are discussions on the payload as an entity: architecture including redundancy; specifications--what they mean, how they relate to unit specifications, and how to verify; and specification-compliance analysis ( budgets ) with uncertainty. Aspects of probability theory handy for calculating and using uncertainty and variation are presented. The highest-level discussions, on the end-to-end communications system, start with a practical introduction to physical-layer communications theory. Atmospheric effects and interference on the communications link are described. A chapter gives an example of optimizing a multibeam payload via probabilistic analysis. Finally, practical tips on system simulation and emulation are provided. The carrier frequencies treated are 1 GHz and above. Familiarity with Fourier analysis will enhance understanding of some topics. References are provided throughout the book for readers who want to dig deeper.

    Payload systems engineers, payload proposal writers, satellite-communications systems designers and analysts, and satellite customers will find that the book cuts their learning time. Spacecraft-bus systems engineers, payload unit engineers, and spacecraft operators will gain insight into the overall system. Students in systems engineering, microwave engineering, communications theory, probability theory, and communications simulation and modelling will find examples to supplement theoretical texts.

  • Vaccinology: An Essential Guide

    Vaccinology: An Essential Guide outlines in a clear, practical format the entire vaccine development process, from conceptualization and basic immunological principles through to clinical testing and licensing of vaccines.  With an outstanding introduction to the history and practice of vaccinology, it also guides the reader through the basic science relating to host immune responses to pathogens.

    Covering the safety, regulatory, ethical, and economic and geographical issues that drive vaccine development and trials, it also presents vaccine delivery strategies, novel vaccine platforms (including experimental vaccines and pathogens), antigen development and selection, vaccine modelling, and the development of vaccines against emerging pathogens and agents of bioterror. There are also sections devoted to veterinary vaccines and associated regulatory processes.

    Vaccinology: An Essential Guide is a perfect tool for designed for undergraduate and graduate microbiologists and immunologists, as well as residents, fellows and trainees of infectious disease and vaccinology. It is also suitable for all those involved in designing and conducting clinical vaccine trials, and is the ideal companion to the larger reference book Vaccinology: Principles and Practice.

  • Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism

    Dedicated to dealing with a challenging disease, previously thoughtto be incurable, but with the advent of new drugs, now amenable tomanagement and a much improved prognosis for patients.

    - Latest publication in a fast-moving area of keen clinicalinterest
    - Authored by leading international authorities
    - Builds on success of a respected first edition
    - Incorporates new data on latest imaging technologies andtherapies
    - Covers both the science and clinical aspects, includingpresentation, surgical intervention and drug therapy
    - Includes coverage of both Pulmonary Embolism and Deep VeinThrombosis

  • International Tables for Crystallography: Crystallography of Biological Macromolecules

    International Tables for Crystallography Volume F is an expert guide to macromolecular crystallography for the structural biologist. It was commissioned by the International Union of Crystallography in recognition of the extraordinary contributions that knowledge of macromolecular structure has made, and will make, to the analysis of biological systems, from enzyme catalysis to the workings of a whole cell. The volume covers all stages of a crystallographic analysis from the preparation of recombinant proteins, through crystallization, diffraction data collection, phase determination, structure validation and structure analysis.

    Although the volume is written for experienced scientists, it is recognized that the reader is more likely to be a biologist interested in structure than a classical crystallographer interested in biology. Thus, there are chapters on the fundamentals, history and current perspectives of macromolecular crystallography, as well as on useful programs and databases such as the Protein Data Bank. Each chapter is written by one or more internationally recognized experts.

    This second edition features 19 new articles and many articles from the first edition have been revised. The new articles cover topics such as standard definitions for quality indicators, expression of membrane proteins, protein engineering, high-throughput crystallography, radiation damage, merohedral twinning, low-resolution ab initio phasing, robotic crystal loading, whole-cell X-ray diffraction imaging and halogen interactions in biological crystal structures. There are also new articles on relevant software, including software for electron microscopy. These enhancements will ensure that Volume F continues to be a key reference for macromolecular crystallographers and structural biologists.

  • Marketing For Dummies

    Covers everything from essential marketing principles and techniques to the latest methods and trends Want to sharpen your marketing skills to promote your products and services? Whether you?re introducing a new product or jumpstarting your existing marketing plans, Marketing For Dummies, 3rd Edition, helps you get a handle on such basic marketing concepts as the four P?s-product, pricing, positioning, and placement - and boost your sales with innovative new approaches. Packed with over 25 percent new and revised material, this practical, savvy, guide shows you how to treat every aspect of interacting with customers-including customer service and the product itself - as an opportunity to grow the organization. You?ll learn how to prepare hard-hitting campaigns, plan a marketing budget and stick to it, and seize new opportunities to increase customer awareness and appreciation of your product or service. Explains Internet and search engine marketing to work for you Helps you identify customers where you least expect them Offers tips on using online resources to size up competitors Covers effective product positioning in a crowded marketplace Introduces guerilla and global marketing You don?t have to be a marketing genius to expand your customer base and boost sales, but you will need a little help from Marketing For Dummies, 3rd Edition.

  • Handbook of Clinical Pediatric Endocrinology

    This revised edition of Charles Brook?s Handbook of Clinical Pediatric Endocrinology provides endocrinologists and pediatricians in training with a fully up-to-date clinical guide presenting evidence-based practice in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of pediatric endocrine disorders. New chapters include Endocrine complications of chronic disease and Endocrine neoplasia. In addition, the chapter structure has been revamped for easier access and now includes: a key points overview, multiple-choice questions for self-assessment, common errors/pitffalls (in treatment, diagnosis, etc.) boxes, a key weblinks box, a table comparing different society guidelines, diagnostic decision trees, therapeutics decision trees, and a summary.

  • Pastels For Dummies

    The latest tips and techniques for working with pastels - in full color

    Pastels offer bright colors, a great level of portability, and no drying time - plus they?re relatively inexpensive and can be used to draw and paint on almost any surface. Pastels For Dummies covers the many aspects of this exciting medium, from the fundamentals of choosing the right materials to step-by-step projects, including landscapes, abstracts, and portraits. Inside you?ll find hands-on, easy-to-follow exercises and attractive full-color artwork.

    • Presents drawing, painting, and shading techniques and styles in an easy-to-understand format
    • Accessible to artists of all levels

    Discover your inner artist with Pastels For Dummies and make your artwork come alive!

  • VCP VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 4 Study Guide: Exam VCP–410

    VMware vSphere 4 virtualization certification-here?s how to prepare for the exam!

    VMware?s vSphere 4 is the latest offering from this leading virtualization software provider. With today?s emphasis on going green and cutting costs, virtualization of IT infrastructures is a hot topic. What better way to show the marketplace your virtualization expertise than with a VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 4 certification? This in-depth study guide covers all exam objectives, thoroughly preparing you with challenging review questions, real-world scenarios, hands-on exercises, and more.

    • VMware?s vSphere 4 is the latest offering from VMware, the leading virtualization software provider on the market
    • Prepares you for the VMware Certified Professional (VCP) on vSphere 4 (VCP-410) certification exam, with complete coverage of all exam objectives
    • Guides you through such topics as planning, installing, and upgrading ESX/ESXi; configuring ESX/ESXi networking and storage; installing and configuring vCenter Server; deploying and managing virtual machines; and more
    • Reinforces your preparation with challenging review questions, hands-on exercises, and real-world scenarios
    • Includes a CD with Sybex test engine, electronic flashcards, and practice exams

    Make sure you?re ready for VMware?s VCP certification exam with this packed study guide.

    Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

  • The Accountability Experience Facilitator′s Guide Set

    Instill a mindset for personal accountability and responsibility for organizational results.

    "The Accountability Experience is just what?s needed for so many companies that find themselves in an all-too-common situation where deadlines are missed, commitments to team members and bosses broken and important work delayed. This program will reduce stress in the workplace at all levels."
    -- Deborah Simi Eibner, president, Symmetry Coaching and Consulting

    "In today?s environment of nearly constant change, lack of accountability is one of the most significant barriers to organizational, career, and relationship success. The Accountability Experience explores the nature of accountability and provides the practical tools to hold ourselves and each other accountable in mutually beneficial ways."
    -- Michael Milbourn, Michael Milbourn Consulting

    In organizations today, everyone is feeling the pressure to meet ever-increasing expectations with less time and money than ever before. Yet, in organizations that embrace accountability, results, retention, and morale flourish. Why? Because accountable individuals negotiate clear agreements, build strong partnerships, feel more in control of outcomes, and, as a result, are less stressed and more productive.

    The Accountability Experience Facilitator?s Guide is a detailed, step-by-step manual for planning and delivering a powerful learning experience that helps participants discover the powerful personal and organizational benefits of individual accountability through a three-step process:


    • Responsibility: Claiming ownership of a task
    • Self Empowerment: Taking personal action to complete the task
    • Accountability: Answering for the outcome

    This comprehensive package includes case studies and role-play exercises, scripts for a one-day workshop (also broken out into seven modules), PowerPoint slide deck, lecture content, models and frameworks, action planning, and instructions for using the assessment tool. The package also includes the Participant Workbook, an Accountability Assessment, and a flash drive that contains an electronic copy of pre-session correspondence, sample email text, chart masters, PowerPoint slides with embedded video clips, and video synopses.

  • Marketing Research Kit For Dummies®

    The tools you need to identify, obtain, record, and analyze data Sure, access to data is faster and easier to obtain than ever before, but how do you cut through the clutter of information to find what?s most useful and organize it to suit your purposes? Marketing Research Kit For Dummies supplies a brimming box of tools that help you mine mountains of data, find the sources you need, and focus your marketing plan. Whether you?re an entrepreneur, a small business owner, or a marketer in a large organization, this powerful resource and companion CD provide you with hands-on tools you need to identify, obtain, record, and analyze secondary, data-electronic and print-for developing or revising a marketing plan, launching a new product or service, or implementing long-term strategic planning. It also offers clear, in-depth instructions and customizable forms for conducting your own primary research. Includes complete instructions for writing a research plan, conducting depth interviews, and focus groups Fully explains the process of sampling, analyzing data, and reporting results Features tips on developing questionnaires for face-to-face, Internet, and postal surveys Helps you keep an eye on your competition and analyze their results When money is tight and everything is on the line, you need to make sure you?ve done your homework . You need Marketing Research Kit For Dummies. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

  • Professional Blogging For Dummies

    Take your hobby to the next level and turn your blog into real income

    Anyone who blogs knows that it is a fun, creative way for sharing thoughts and opinions. Now imagine making money from that hobby! This practical, how-to guide shows you how you can get serious about using your blog and implement advertising, sponsorship, partnerships, and affiliate marketing options to turn your hobby into extra income, or even a full-time career.

    Helpful examples and featured articles with topic experts and bloggers who have built successful business demonstrate how to promote your business or build a blog-based business.

    • Discusses finding your niche, adhering to legal considerations, establishing your disclosure and privacy policies, and dealing responsibly with review requests
    • Introduces ideas for advertising and other monetization options and recommends promotional avenues to explore
    • Suggests creative ways to keep your blog fresh, unique, and interesting
    • Provides tips for monitoring and measuring your success

    Professional Blogging For Dummies opens the door to a world of money-making blogging possibilities!

  • Esd: Failure Mechanisms and Models

    Electrostatic discharge (ESD) failure mechanisms continue to impact semiconductor components and systems as technologies scale from micro- to nano-electronics.

    This book studies electrical overstress, ESD, and latchup from a failure analysis and case-study approach. It provides a clear insight into the physics of failure from a generalist perspective, followed by investigation of failure mechanisms in specific technologies, circuits, and systems. The book is unique in covering both the failure mechanism and the practical solutions to fix the problem from either a technology or circuit methodology.

    Look inside for extensive coverage on:

    • failure analysis tools, EOS and ESD failure sources and failure models of semiconductor technology, and how to use failure analysis to design more robust semiconductor components and systems;
    • electro-thermal models and technologies; the state-of-the-art technologies discussed include CMOS, BiCMOS, silicon on insulator (SOI), bipolar technology, high voltage CMOS (HVCMOS), RF CMOS, smart power,  gallium arsenide (GaAs), gallium nitride (GaN), magneto-resistive (MR) , giant magneto-resistors (GMR),  tunneling magneto-resistor (TMR),  devices; micro electro-mechanical (MEM) systems, and  photo-masks and reticles; 
    • practical methods to use failure analysis for the understanding of ESD circuit operation, temperature analysis, power distribution, ground rule development, internal bus distribution, current path analysis, quality metrics, (connecting the theoretical to the practical analysis);
    • the failure of each key element of a technology from passives, active elements to the circuit, sub-system to package, highlighted by case studies of the elements, circuits and system-on-chip (SOC) in today s  products. 

    ESD: Failure Mechanisms and Models is a continuation of the author s series of books on ESD protection. It is an essential reference and a useful insight into the issues that confront modern technology as we enter the Nano-electronic era.

  • Process Engineering for a Small Planet: How to Reuse, Re-Purpose, and Retrofit Existing Process Equipment

    We live on a small planet with limited air, water, and mineral resources and learn how to get by with what we have. Process engineers and operators do not need to look to exotic technology to make a contribution to combating the environmental issues. This easy-to-follow handbook shows how to operate and retrofit process facilities to re-use existing process equipment to save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as well as invoking other sound environmental measures. Process Engineering for a Small Plant offers viable global solutions to green technology.

  • Isotope Geochemistry

    This book provides a comprehensive introduction to radiogenic and stable isotope geochemistry. Beginning with a brief overview of nuclear physics and nuclear origins, it then reviews radioactive decay schemes and their use in geochronology. A following chapter covers the closely related techniques such as fission-track and carbon-14 dating. Subsequent chapters cover nucleosynthetic anomalies in meteorites and early solar system chronology and the use of radiogenic isotopes in understanding the evolution of the Earth s mantle, crust, and oceans. Attention then turns to stable isotopes and after reviewing the basic principles involved, the book explores their use in topics as diverse as mantle evolution, archeology and paleontology, ore formation, and, particularly, paleoclimatology. A following chapter explores recent developments including unconventional stable isotopes, mass-independent fractionation, and isotopic clumping . The final chapter reviews the isotopic variation in the noble gases, which result from both radioactive decay and chemical fractionations.

  • Professional SharePoint 2010 Branding and User Interface Design

    A must have guide for creating engaging and usable SharePoint 2010 branding

    With SharePoint 2010, Microsoft has provided a more robust environment for creating collaboration and content management sites that rival any of the popular websites on the internet. Creating a branded SharePoint site involves understanding both traditional web design techniques as well as topics that are typically reserved for developers. This book bridges that gap by not only providing expert guidance for creating beautiful public facing and internal intranet sites but it also addresses the needs of those readers that only want to understand the basics enough to apply some style to their sites.

    Things like creative design, the experience visitors have navigating your user interface, ease of use these are all important branding considerations and not always intuitive. This unique book from a team of SharePoint branding experts lays it all out. 

    Whether you want to make SharePoint look completely different or just make minor design changes, this expert guide will provide tips, techniques, and insights to get the job done.

  • Emotionally Intelligent Leadership for Students: Development Guide

    The EILS Development Guide is meant to be used as a companion to the EIL S Inventory, which offers a valid and reliable, quantitative and qualitative, self assessment of emotionally intelligent leadership skills. The EIL S Development Guide contains guidance for students who want to develop each of the 21 capacities, including: definitions for each capacity, student quotes, suggested leadership development experiences and activities, suggested further reading and films to watch, other learning opportunities, notable quotes, and reflection questions.

  • Fundraising For Dummies

    The fun and easy way to raise money for your cause

    Fundraising For Dummies, 3rd Edition shows you how to take advantage of the latest strategies and resources available for raising money through everything from special events to online donations, in both good and bad economic times. The authors teach you how to market your organization using the most up-to-date tools and technologies available through the Internet. This expanded edition also offers information about philanthropy and tax law.

    • Contains new tips and techniques for creating materials that bring in contributions and support for the more than 1.4 million charitable and nonprofit organizations in the United States
    • Explains how to use social media to keep donors and volunteers engaged through Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Web technologies
    • Covers grassroots online fundraising and how to host big events on a shoestring budget

    You?ll also find tips on negotiating without alienating donors and developing long-term organizational goals. All these strategies are what makes this resource indispensable!

  • The HOK Guidebook to Sustainable Design

    As sustainable design has become more mainstream, all stakeholders are increasingly interested in the efficiencies offered by green design at all scales, from a single building to a site, a community and beyond. This Third Edition is fully updated throughout with emphasis on the importance and value of driving performance in planning, design, and operations of the built environment at all scales.

    The HOK Guidebook to Sustainable Design

    • Provides concise checklists of issues to consider at each stage of the design process, followed by detailed how-to guidance and performance metrics.
    • Includes new information on carbon from construction through operations and scale with emphasis on the need for larger/urban scale.
    • Contains all new case studies including large scale case studies.

  • Photoshop CS5 Bible

    The bestselling, comprehensive reference on Photoshop, fully updated to CS5.

    Photoshop is the gold standard for image-editing programs and is used by professional photographers, graphic designers, and Web designers as well as hobbyists. More than 300,000 copies of this comprehensive reference have been sold in previous editions; this edition is fully updated to cover Photoshop CS5 s newest features and includes a 16-page full-color insert.

    • Photoshop is the industry standard for image-editing software used in both print and digital media, with more than four million users worldwide
    • This comprehensive guide covers beginning to advanced techniques, from learning your way around the windows and tools to working with Camera Raw images
    • Covers retouching, color correcting, manipulating, and combining images; working with the File Browser, histogram palette, Lens Blur, and the color replacement tool; customizable keyboard shortcuts; how to create cutting-edge special effects for digital or film-based images, and much more

    This revised edition of Photoshop Bible is the reference tool that graphic designers, photographers, and Web designers will refer to many times over.

  • A Contractor′s Guide to the FIDIC Conditions of Contract

    This guide will help the contractor s staff overcome some of the difficulties encountered on a typical international contract using FIDIC forms.

    The majority of FIDIC-based contracts use the Red Book (Conditions of Contract for Construction), so this book concentrates on the use of those particular forms. Supplementary comments are included in Appendix C for the Yellow Book (Plant & Design-Build) recommended for use where the contractor has a design responsibility.
    The Contractor is represented on site by the Contractor s Representative who carries the overall responsibility for all the Contractor s on-site activities. In order to provide guidance to the Contractor s Representative and his staff, this book is divided into five sections:

    • A summarized general review of the Red Book from the Contractor s perspective.
    • A review of the activities and duties of the Contractor s Representative in the same clause sequencing as they appear in the Red Book.
    • A summary of these activities and duties but arranged in order of their likely time sequence on site. This has the added intention of providing the Contractor s Representative with a means of ensuring that documents are not only properly provided to the Employer and Engineer, but most importantly that they are provided within the time limits specified in the Contract.
    • A selection of model letters is provided which make reference to the various clauses of the contract requiring the Contractor to make submissions to the Employer or Engineer.
    • Various appendices.

    The guide is not intended to be a review of the legal aspects of FIDIC- based contracts; legal advice should be obtained as and when necessary, particularly if the Contractor has little or no knowledge of the local law.

    Armed on site with a copy of The Contractor and the FIDIC Contract, the Contractor s Representative will be more able to avoid contractual problems rather than spend considerable time and energy resolving those problems once they have arisen.

  • Better Homes and Gardens You Can Can: A Guide to Canning, Preserving, and Pickling

    A comprehensive beginner's guide to home canning and preserving, complete with tasty recipes!

    Preserving your own fruits and vegetables is an affordable and sustainable way to sweeten your pantry with delicious seasonal bounty to last all year. With Better Homes and Gardens You Can Can!, you'll learn everything you ever needed to know about canning and preserving your farmer's market finds and the fresh produce from your garden. Whether you're canning for the first time or just want to refresh your skills, this is the perfect guide.

    All the basics are covered, from hot water baths and freezing techniques to food safety information and clever ideas for making gifts from your preserves. With a wide variety of recipes and step-by-step instruction, this book is clear and straightforward enough for any inspired do-it-yourselfer.

    • Includes 100 recipes for classic flavors as well as bold new delights
    • Features more than 50 beautiful color photos, including step-by-step photos to guide the novice canner through the most critical procedures
    • Covers all the basics of equipment and ingredients and provides handy charts and go-to lists, as well as tips on produce seasonality

    With recipes for jams, jellies, preserves, and chutneys, as well as pickles, relishes, and veggies, this book proves that you really can can!

  • Professional Xcode 3

    A solid guide that responds to the active interest in Apple?s Xcode tools

    Apple?s Xcode tools are a collection of applications and frameworks that are used to develop, test, and optimize applications primarily written for Mac OS X or the iPhone. The steady increase in sales of Apple computers has triggered a strong interest in gaining a thorough understanding of Xcode and its tools and what they have to offer. This book provides you with an inside look at the array of Xcode tools from top to bottom.

    You?ll go beyond the basics and dive into such in-depth topics as installing the latest version of Xcode tools, customizing the look and behavior of Xcode, creating and managing projects, using the built-in class browser to model complex applications and structures, and more.

    • Offers you a solid foundation for getting the most out of Apple?s Xcode tools, a collection of applications and frameworks used to develop, test, and optimize applications written for Mac OS X or the iPhone
    • Includes clear, comprehensive lessons for installing the latest version of Xcode tools, customizing the look of Xcode, creating and managing projects, testing your interfaces, and building and debugging your projects
    • Explains analyzing performance, optimizing your application, working with shared sources, creating your own custom file templates, and customizing the interface builder

    With this book, you?ll be able to take full advantage of the range of tools included with Xcode.

  • Chemistry and the Sense of Smell

    I cannot recommend this fascinating book highly enough. Simon Cotton, Chemistry & Industry, September 2014

    In conclusion: A comprehensive introduction to the world of odours, not only for chemists. review in German: Monika Paduch, Gefahrstoffe - Reinhaltung Luft, October 2014

    A comprehensive overview of fragrance chemistry

    Fragrance materials are universal, from personal care products to household cleaners, laundry products, and more. Although many of the scents themselves are synthesized in a lab, the actual mechanism of odour has long baffled chemists who attempt to model it for research. In Chemistry and the Sense of Smell, industry chemist Charles S. Sell explores the chemistry and biology surrounding the human detection and processing of odour, providing a comprehensive, single-volume guide to the totality of fragrance chemistry.

    The correlation between molecular structure and odour is much more complex than initially thought, and the intricacies of the mechanism by which the brain interprets scent signals leaves much to be discovered. This book provides a solid foundation of fragrance chemistry and highlights the relationship between research and industry with topics such as:

    • The analysis and characterization of odour
    • The role scent plays in our lives
    • The design and manufacture of new fragrance ingredients
    • The relationship between molecular structure and odour
    • The mechanism of olfaction
    • Intellectual challenges and the future of the field

    Complete with illustrations that clarify difficult concepts and the structures of the molecules under discussion, Chemistry and the Sense of Smell is an all-inclusive guide to the science of scent. For professionals in the fragrance industry or related fields, this book is one resource that should not be overlooked.

  • Matter and Interactions, Volume II: Electric and Magnetic Interactions


    • Matter & Interactions, Vol. 2, Electric & Magnetic Interactions emphasizes the concepts of electric and magnetic fields and extends the study of the atomic structure of matter to include the role of electrons.

  • Beginning SharePoint 2010 Development

    Discover how to take advantage of the many new features in SharePoint 2010

    SharePoint 2010 is a significant leap forward from the 2007 release, and ?you will find that there are a ton of features built into the platform for you to leverage in your solution development. Because SharePoint is a broad platform that covers a lot, this book also covers quite a bit of ground. As a Wrox Beginning book, the goal of Beginning SharePoint 2010 Development is to get you started with many of the fundamentals so that you can continue on to advanced programming beyond this book.

    The book?s goal is to quickly take you from the basics of SharePoint, to installing and configuring a development environment, and then into how you can develop for SharePoint. The book is heavy on coding exercises, but tries to stick to a common set of .NET patterns to ensure you walk away with understanding the different ways in which you can code for SharePoint. Moving from beginning to advanced means that you can expect the walkthroughs and chapters to become increasingly more complex within each chapter and throughout the book. The walkthroughs have been created to be concise and to guide you through all of the steps you must accomplish to complete a coding task.

    Beginning SharePoint 2010 Development is aimed at the developer who is new to SharePoint. The book assumes you have some programming experience and a passion to learn how to develop for SharePoint. But this book does not assume that you?ve programmed against SharePoint before. With regard to your general development background, the two assumptions in this book are that you have some familiarity with Web development, and you have an understanding of .NET programming. With regard to Web development, this book assumes that you understand HTML, and may have an understanding of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), Extensible Markup Language/Extensible Stylesheet Language (XML/XSL), and dynamic languages such as JavaScript. You may have a light understanding of ASP.NET and are looking to apply this knowledge to the SharePoint space. In any case, you have some understanding of the fundamentals of Web and .NET development, and are looking to apply those to the SharePoint space.

  • Canon PowerShot G11 Digital Field Guide

    Get the very most out of your Canon PowerShot G11 camera.

    Now that you?ve got a new Canon PowerShot G11 10.0 megapixel digital camera, take this handy book along to help you tap all the tricks and features that your cool new camera has to offer. Canon PowerShot G11 Digital Field Guide, sized perfectly to fit in your camera bag, includes pages of step-by-step techniques, beautiful full-color examples, and professional tips sure to help you capture exactly the images you want. Understand all the technology your new camera has to offer such as new face recognition software, a 5x optical zoom, faster electronics, and much more with this step-by-step guide. It?s so handy, you can check for tips while you?re shooting!

    • Provides no-fail techniques for getting the most out of your Canon PowerShot G11 digital camera
    • Walks you through the PowerShot G11?s new features and functions, including face recognition software, 5x optical zoom, RAW image format capture, a wider aperture than standard PowerShot models, faster electronics, and remote capture
    • Elevates your photography skills to a new level with photography secrets from professional photographer and author Charlotte Lowrie
    • Teaches you photography essentials and offers beautiful, full-color examples to inspire you on your next shoot

    Move from standard shots to power shots with Canon PowerShot G11 Digital Field Guide.

  • Mergers and Acquisitions Playbook: Lessons from the Middle-Market Trenches

    The ultimate "tricks of the trade" guide to mergers and acquisitions

    Mergers and Acquisitions Playbook provides the practical tricks of the trade on how to get maximum value for a middle-market business. This book uniquely covers how to prepare for a sale, how to present the business most positively, and how to control the sale timetable.

    • Written in a straight-talking style
    • Provides the tricks of the trade on how to get maximum value for a middle-market business
    • Shows how the sellers can take capitalize their inherent "unfair advantages"
    • Examines the differences between "value" and "currency"
    • Explains how to handle bankruptcy and distress company sales
    • Offers tips on managing your lawyers in the documentation process

    Filled with empirical examples of successful-and unsuccessful-techniques, this practical guide takes you through every step of the M&A process, from how to manage confidentiality, how to create competition (or the impression of competition), to what to do once the deal is closed.

  • Human Resource Management

    As organizations take a more strategic approach to managing people, human resource managers need a resource that focuses on this approach. This second edition does just that. It integrates unique new features and revises the content to make concepts easier to understand and apply. Increased coverage of diversity and globalisation is included. Additional discussions reflect the current economic and business environment and how that is impacting a company s HR strategies and practices. The Technology boxes in each chapter now take on a new twist and highlight some of the most current trends like social networking. Human resource managers will be able to use these concepts as they find out how to deal with the changing business environment.

  • Media and Cultural Studies: Keyworks

    Revised and updated with a special emphasis on innovations in social media, the second edition of Media and Cultural Studies: Keyworks stands as the most popular and highly acclaimed anthology in the dynamic and multidisciplinary field of cultural studies.

    • Features several new readings with a special emphasis on topics relating to new media, social networking, feminist media theory, and globalization
    • Includes updated introductory editorials and enhanced treatment of social media such as Twitter and YouTube
    • New contributors include Janice Radway, Patricia Hill-Collins, Leah A. Lievrouw, Danah M. Boyd, Nicole B. Ellison, and Gloria Anzaldúa

  • Digital Photography: Top 100 Simplified® Tips & Tricks

    Completely updated to cover the latest digital cameras and their functions The field of digital photography is steadily becoming an increasingly popular and exciting hobby and profession. These days, just about anyone can take beautiful photographs after having learned the right techniques and gaining a solid editing know-how. This latest edition of the digital photography standard is completely updated with photos and coverage of the newest cameras and their features. Packed with inspiring images and helpful tasks, you?ll learn time-saving tips, surprising secrets, and invaluable instructions for creating stunning images with your digital camera. Indispensible techniques show you how to create better digital photos, prints, and photo projects. Shares full-color screen shots and numbered, step-by-step instructions for creating gorgeous images with your digital cameras Includes updated information on the latest image editing software and new cameras Provides you with useful and surprising techniques that can be used to make better digital photos, prints, and photo-based projects Features inspiring images and tasks that provide time-saving tips, cool secrets, and productivity tricks Takes your knowledge of digital photography beyond the basics Go beyond the basics with these tips and tricks and take your digital photo skills to the next level!

  • ABC of Prehospital Emergency Medicine

    Prehospital Emergency Medicine (PHEM) is a new and evolving field within Prehospital Care and involves the delivery of safe prehospital critical care to seriously ill or injured patients, and safe transfer to or between hospitals. It covers a broad range of medical and traumatic conditions, interventions, clinical providers and physical environments.

    ABC of Prehospital Emergency Medicine
    is the first text to provide a comprehensive overview of this field and with an international team of expert authors is essential reading to anyone involved in the delivery of Prehospital Emergency Medicine and Prehospital Care.

  • Facebook Advertising For Dummies

    Profitable ideas and techniques for advertising on Facebook

    Tap into the explosive growth of social media and reach your customers with effective Facebook advertising campaigns and savvy insights into how to use this social media phenomenon effectively. It s all here and more in this detailed, easy-to-follow guide from two award-winning marketers. You?ll learn what makes a good Facebook ad, how to apply the latest strategies and tactics for effective pay-per-click and cost-per-impression advertising, how to test your ad results, and much more.

    • Explores Facebook advertising inside and out; there are now more than 400 million active Facebook users and over 1.6 million active Pages on Facebook
    • Works as an all-around, hands-on guide for both experienced and new Facebook advertisers
    • Walks you through planning and creating an advertising campaign
    • Explains writing effective ad copy, how to use landing pages, and how to test and optimize your ads
    • Shows you how to use Facebook Insights to understand your results and how to create reports that analyze data

    Put your company?s best face forward with the sound advertising tips and techniques in Facebook Advertising For Dummies.

  • Construction Management

    The construction professional has to be a jack of all trades, and master of all. This text covers a wide range of subjects, reflecting the breadth of knowledge needed to understand the dynamics of this large and complex industry.

    This edition introduces extended coverage in the scheduling area to address more advanced and practice oriented procedures such as Start to Start, Finish to Finish, and similar relationship between activities in a network schedule.

  • Conflict Resolution at Work For Dummies

    A practical workplace guide to handling conflict effectively

    Managing employees and encouraging them to work together toward a common goal is an essential skill that all leaders should possess. Conflict Resolution at Work For Dummies provides the tools and advice you need to restore peace, train your colleagues to get along better with others, prevent conflicts from ever starting, and maintain better productivity while boosting morale.

    • One of the only trade publications that takes the manager?s perspective on how to address conflicts, resolve disputes, and restore peace and productivity to the workplace
    • Examines more positive means for resolving conflicts (other than arguing, surrendering, running away, filing a lawsuit, etc.)
    • Helps managers and employees sort through problems and make the workplace a more rewarding place

    No manager should be without Conflict Resolution at Work For Dummies!

  • Asperger′s Syndrome For Dummies

    Asperger?s Syndrome For Dummies covers everything that both people living with the condition and their families need to know. From explaining symptoms and getting a diagnosis, through to overcoming bullying in schools and choosing between the therapy and medical treatments available, this is a complete guide to surviving and thriving with the condition.

    Asperger?s Syndrome For Dummies includes:

    Part I: Understanding Asperger?s syndrome (AS)
    Chapter 1: Introducing Asperger?s syndrome
    Chapter 2: Discovering the causes of Asperger?s syndrome
    Chapter 3: Diagnosing Asperger?s syndrome

    Part II: Living with Asperger?s syndrome
    Chapter 4: Enjoying Life with Asperger?s
    Chapter 5: Getting the most out of education and the workplace
    Chapter 6: Finding independence and advocating for your rights

    Part III: Supporting people with Asperger?s syndrome
    Chapter 7: Parenting and Asperger?s syndrome
    Chapter 8: Relating to adults with Asperger?s syndrome
    Chapter 9: Creating an AS friendly environment

    Part IV: Discovering therapies, medication, diet and environments for AS
    Chapter 10: Navigating Behavioural Therapies for Asperger?s Syndrome
    Chapter 11: Understanding medication and diet in Asperger?s syndrome

    Part V: Part of Tens
    Chapter 12: Ten Organisations to go for help and information
    Chapter 13: Ten positives about living with Asperger?s
    Chapter 14: Ten famous people who probably had Asperger?s

  • Managing Innovation, Design and Creativity

    Innovation is the major driving force in organisations today. With the rise of truly global markets and the intensifying competition for customers, employees and other critical resources, the ability to continuously develop successful innovative products, services, processes and strategies is essential. While creativity is the starting point for any kind of innovation, design is the process through which a creative idea or concept is translated into reality. Managing Innovation, Design and Creativity, 2nd Edition brings these three strands together in a discussion built around a collection of up-to-date case studies.

  • Nikon D3000 Digital Field Guide

    A beautifully illustrated guide to the Nikon D3000 camera

    What do you need to take amazing photographs with your new Nikon D3000? This Nikon D3000 Digital Field Guide has all the answers. This full-color guide, perfectly sized to fit in your camera bag, not only explains all essential controls, features, and functions, it also goes well beyond the basics to give you a photography refresher on lighting, composition, exposure, and more. You?ll find step-by-step, easy-to-follow instructions and full-color images of menu screens. Even better, it also offers tips and tricks to help you take your best shots, whether you?re shooting portraits, candid shots, sports or travel photos, or macro photography.

    • Shows you how to get the very most out of your new Nikon D3000 digital camera
    • Discusses in detail all the essential controls, features, and functions of the Nikon D3000
    • Provides step-by-step instructions and full-color images of each menu screen
    • Explains not only how to adjust white balance, autofocus, exposure, and other settings, it explains when and why you should adjust these settings
    • Gives you a thorough digital photography refresher on lighting and composition
    • Shares valuable tips and tricks to help you capture amazing shots
    • Shows you topic-specific secrets to capturing portraits, candid shots, sports or travel photos, macro photography, and others

    Now that you have a Nikon D3000, make sure you have a copy of the Nikon D3000 Digital Field Guide!

  • Practical Enterprise Risk Management: A Business Process Approach

    The most practical and sensible way to implement ERM-while avoiding all of the classic mistakes

    Emphasizing an enterprise risk management approach that utilizes actual business data to estimate the probability and impact of key risks in an organization, Practical Enterprise Risk Management: A Business Process Approach boils this topic down to make it accessible to both line managers and high level executives alike. The key lessons involve basing risk estimates and prevention techniques on known quantities rather than subjective estimates, which many popular ERM methodologies consist of.

    • Shows readers how to look at real results and actual business processes to get to the root cause of key risks
    • Explains how to manage risks based on an understanding of the problem rather than best guess estimates
    • Emphasizes a focus on potential outcomes from existing processes, as well as a look at actual outcomes over time

    Throughout, practical examples are included from various healthcare, manufacturing, and retail industries that demonstrate key concepts, implementation guidance to get started, as well as tables of risk indicators and metrics, physical structure diagrams, and graphs.

  • Commercial Real Estate Restructuring Revolution: Strategies, Tranche Warfare, and Prospects for Recovery

    How to plan for the commercial real estate collapse

    Encompassing apartment, office, retail, hospitality, warehouse, manufacturing, and flex or R & D buildings, commercial real estate (CRE) investment in the U.S. totaled $6.4 trillion at the end of 2008. As noted in the February 2010 Congressional Oversight Panel Report, $1.4 trillion of CRE debt is coming due by 2014 and half of the CRE projects securing such debt are underwater. Commercial Real Estate Restructuring Revolution: Strategies, Tranche Warfare, and Prospects for Recovery looks at how we got into this mess impacts of the housing crisis, debt structures, lender-borrower collusion, and bankruptcy abuses and offers possible solutions to the CRE crisis. Along the way, author Stephen Meister:
        Discusses how CRE value losses are being driven by investors risk adjusted cap rates, not just poorer market fundamentals
        Discusses strategies and emerging trends in CRE foreclosures, including forced lender fundings, lender attempts to chill bids and UCC foreclosure tactics and pitfalls
        Proposes legislative solutions and explains how any rebound will require federal spending cuts, a vast deleveraging and a market clearing process
    With a crashing CRE debt market and the hundreds of CRE-heavy regional banks destined for failure, getting out ahead of the curve is essential. Commercial Real Estate Restructuring Revolution addresses how we got here and how you can plan for the impending crash.

  • Detailing for Landscape Architects

    Based upon the best-selling book Architectural Detailing by Edward Allen and Patrick Rand, Landscape Architectural Detailing applies the same organization to the three major concerns of the landscape architecture detailer function, constructibility, and aesthetics. Richly illustrated, this book approaches landscape architecture detailing in a systematic manner and provides a framework for analyzing existing details and devising new ones. Landscape Architectural Detailing includes material on details related to aesthetics, water drainage and movement, structures, construction assemblies, sustainable resources, and more.

  • Retirement Portfolios: Theory, Construction and Management

    Retirement portfolio guidance for finance professionals

    Retirement is one of the most important parts of the financial planning process. Yet only two percent of financial advisors describe themselves as competent in retirement planning.

    Constructing a retirement portfolio is viewed as a difficult endeavor, and the demands facing financial advisors responsible for this task continue to grow. The pressures are particularly intense due to events such as the financial crisis and oncoming rush of retiring baby boomers. It is imperative that financial advisors be equipped and ready to create appropriate retirement portfolios. That?s why Michael Zwecher-a leading expert on retirement income-has created Retirement Portfolios.

    • Examines how portfolios should be prepped in advance so that the transition from "working" portfolio to retirement portfolio is smooth and seamless
    • Outlines how to create a portfolio that will provide income, continue to generate growth, and protect assets from disaster
    • Details the differences in managing a retirement portfolio versus managing portfolios during asset accumulation years

    The ability to create retirement portfolios and manage their risks are skills you must possess to be an effective financial advisor. Retirement Portfolios will help you develop these essential skills and gain a better understanding of the entire process.

  • Introduction to Random Signals and Applied Kalman Filtering with Matlab Exercises

    The Fourth Edition to the Introduction of Random Signals and Applied Kalman Filtering is updated to cover innovations in the Kalman filter algorithm and the proliferation of Kalman filtering applications from the past decade. The text updates both the research advances in variations on the Kalman filter algorithm and adds a wide range of new application examples. Several chapters include a significant amount of new material on applications such as simultaneous localization and mapping for autonomous vehicles, inertial navigation systems and global satellite navigation systems.

  • Risk Analysis: A Quantitative Guide

    Risk Analysis concerns itself with the quantification of risk, the modeling of identified risks and how to make decisions from those models. Quantitative risk analysis (QRA) using Monte Carlo simulation offers a powerful and precise method for dealing with the uncertainty and variability of a problem. By providing the building blocks the author guides the reader through the necessary steps to produce an accurate risk analysis model and offers general and specific techniques to cope with most modeling problems. A wide range of solved problems is used to illustrate these techniques and how they can be used together to solve otherwise complex problems.

  • What Do I Say?: The Therapist′s Guide to Answering Client Questions

    Therapists are used to asking questions, not answering them. What Do I Say? shows how client questions no matter how difficult or uncomfortable can be used to support the therapeutic process rather than derail the therapist-client relationship. Jargon-free and conversational in tone, this book provides guidance on how to answer questions on such hot-button topics as sex, religion, money, disclosing personal information, and setting boundaries. Counselors and other mental health professionals will find essential guidance from the authors? examples drawn from their own lives and work.

  • CCNA® Wireless Study Guide: IUWNE Exam 640-721

    A complete guide to the CCNA Wireless exam by leading networking authority Todd Lammle

    The CCNA Wireless certification is the most respected entry-level certification in this rapidly growing field. Todd Lammle is the undisputed authority on networking, and this book focuses exclusively on the skills covered in this Cisco certification exam.

    The CCNA Wireless Study Guide joins the popular Sybex study guide family and helps network administrators advance their careers with a highly desirable certification.

    • The CCNA Wireless certification is the most respected entry-level wireless certification for system administrators looking to advance their careers
    • Written by Todd Lammle, the leading networking guru and author of numerous bestselling certification guides
    • Provides in-depth coverage of every exam objective and the technology developed by Cisco for wireless networking
    • Covers WLAN fundamentals, installing a basic Cisco wireless LAN and wireless clients, and implementing WLAN security
    • Explains the operation of basic WCS, basic WLAN maintenance, and troubleshooting
    • Companion CD includes the Sybex Test Engine, flashcards, and entire book in PDF format
    • Includes hands-on labs, end-of-chapter review questions, Exam Essentials overview, Real World Scenarios, and a tear-out objective map showing where each exam objective is covered

    The CCNA Wireless Study Guide prepares any network administrator for exam success.

    Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

  • English Grammar For Dummies®

    The fun and easy way to improve your grammar

    Enhancing your speaking and writing skills helps in everyday situations, such as writing a paper for school, giving a presentation to a company?s bigwigs, or communicating effectively with family and friends. English Grammar For Dummies, 2nd Edition gives you the latest techniques for improving your efficiency with English grammar and punctuation.

    • Teaches the rules of verbs, adjectives, and adverbs; prepositions, propositions, and pronoun pronouncements; punctuation; possessives; and proofreading skills for all communication
    • Geraldine Woods is the author of English Grammar Workbook For Dummies, College Admission Essays For Dummies, Research Papers For Dummies, SAT I For Dummies, 6th Edition, AP English Literature For Dummies, and AP English Language For Dummies

    For speakers and writers of all skill levels, English Grammar For Dummies, 2nd Edition provides easy-to-follow, practical information for improving your command of English grammar.

  • Mastering VBA for Office 2010

    A comprehensive guide to the language used to customize Microsoft Office

    Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) is the language used for writing macros, automating Office applications, and creating custom applications in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access. This complete guide shows both IT professionals and novice developers how to master VBA in order to customize the entire Office suite for specific business needs.

    • Office 2010 is the leading productivity suite, and the VBA language enables customizations of all the Office programs; this complete guide gives both novice and experienced programmers the knowledge they need to make maximum use of VBA for Office
    • Supported with real-world examples in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access, this book offers clear, systematic tutorials with both intermediate and advanced content
    • Covers learning how to work with VBA; recording macros; using loops and functions; using message boxes, input boxes, and dialog boxes; creating effective code; XML-based files; ActiveX; the developer tab; content controls; add-ins; embedded macros; and security

    Mastering VBA for Office 2010 prepares developers to customize all Microsoft Office 2010 applications for the unique needs of their employers.

  • The Diagrams of Architecture: AD Reader

    This book will provide a definitive reader, compiling essays from previously published texts and newly commissioned essays from leading academics, architects and other specialists, each text is prefaced by a brief critical and accessible introduction by Mark Garcia and illustrated with the first-ever collection of spatial design diagrams by architects, engineers, academics and designers from around the world. Case-study single-page and double page spread 'capsules' distributed throughout the book describe the creation, meaning and importance of the most important diagrams in today's leading-edge exemplars of interior, architectural, landscape and urban design.

  • Canon EOS Rebel T3i / 600D Digital Field Guide

    The Canon Rebel EOS T3i/600D is a powerful camera packed with new features. Covering every button, menu, and setting on your new Canon EOS Rebel T3i, the Canon Rebel EOS T3i/600DDigital Field Guide can help you to achieve the most with your new camera.

    Chapter 1: Setting Up the EOS Rebel T3i/600D- This chapter identifies every button, dial, and indicator on your camera and walks you through setting up your Canon T3i for immediate use.

    Chapter 2: Controlling Exposure and Focus: This chapter teaches you how each of your camera s modes functions, from fully automatic to the daunting manual mode.  It also covers how to adjust key exposure settings such as ISO, shutter speed, and aperture.

    Chapter 3: Getting Great Color and Adding Creative Effects- Within this chapter, you ll discover how properly adjust white balance, change color space, or apply creative filter effects in camera.

    Chapter 4: Customizing the EOS Rebel T3i/600D- This section will teach you to personalize your camera by customizing key features such as exposure or autofocus to fit your personal preferences.

    Chapter 5: Shooting with a Live View on the LCD- This chapter covers how to set up, work, and shoot in live view.

    Chapter 6: Using Movie Mode- Chapter 6 covers how to get the most of your movie mode by knowing some of the basics like recording and playing back your videos.

    Chapter 7: Working with Flash- This chapter explores your flash options from shooting with the built-in flash, modifying flash exposure, shooting with a speedlite, or using a wireless flash, and much more.

    Chapter 8: Exploring Lenses and Accessories- Chapter 8 offers key advice on choosing the best lenses and accessories for your Canon T3i, including recommendations for a variety of budgets and skill-levels.

    Chapter 9: The Elements of Exposure and Composition- This chapter gives a primer on the fundamentals of exposure and composition to help you take the best possible photos now that you know how to make all necessary adjustments to your camera settings.  

    Appendix- How to Use the Gray Card and Color Checker- A bonus gray card and color checker are provided to help you get the color right on every shot. This appendix teaches you how to make the most of this great add-on.

    The Canon Rebel EOS T3i/600DDigital Field Guide is a friendly, efficient, clearly-illustrated guide that will enable you to confidently capture beautiful images with your new Canon EOS Rebel T3i.

  • Fashion For Dummies

    Your full-color guide to building a fun, functional wardrobe

    Fashion For Dummies takes the guess out of dress, giving you the confidence and know-how you need to dress for every occasion. This full-color guide is packed with tips on creating a confusion-free wardrobe that works with your body type and personal style, as well as navigating the worlds of color, pattern, and texture.

    • Reveals how to put together outfits that work without overextending your budget
    • Features a section dedicated to menswear
    • Packed with helpful illustrations presented in full color

    The perfect guide for novice fashion-hunters, Fashion For Dummies is your key to always dressing your best!

  • The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations

    Written in plain English and supplemented annually, The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations, Tenth Edition can help the lawyers and managers of tax-exempt organizations make sure that they are up-to-date on all current regulations pertaining to tax-exempt organizations, and well-prepared to make decisions about their organization s actions and future. It provides detailed documentation and citations, including references to regulations, rulings, cases, and tax literature; an exhaustive index, Internal Revenue Code citations, tables of cases, and IRS rulings.


  • Herb Gardening For Dummies

    A plain-English guide to the world of herb gardening

    Starting an herb garden isn?t free, but it certainly outweighs the growing costs of buying retail herbs. Plus, adding homegrown ingredients to your meals is a healthy and tasty way to improve upon any dish you whip up at home.

    This friendly, hands-on guide is an excellent introduction to the world of herb gardening. It gives you tips and advice to grow a thriving herb garden that will add depth and flavor to home-cooked meals-as well as boost your health.

    • How to choose, plant, and care for herbs
    • Covers ready-made versus homemade soil mixes, starting plants from seeds, and other fundamentals
    • How to prevent insects, pests, and diseases from invading your containers
    • Over 30 herb recipes for everyday uses, including rubs, marinades, beauty products, and more

    Whether you?re interested in getting step-by-step instructions for starting on your first herb garden or already have one and want to learn new tips and techniques, Herb Gardening For Dummies, 2nd Edition has you covered!

  • Photovoltaic Design and Installation For Dummies

    The fun and easy way to get a grip on photovoltaic design and installation

    Designing and installing solar panel systems is a trend that continues to grow. With ?green collar? jobs on the rise and homeowners looking for earth-friendly ways to stretch their dollars and lesson their carbon imprint, understanding photovoltaic design and installation is on the rise.

    Photovoltaic Design & Installation For Dummies gives you a comprehensive overview of the history, physics, design, installation, and operation of home-scale solar-panel systems. You?ll also get an introduction to the foundational mathematic and electrical concepts you need to understand and work with photovoltaic systems.

    • Covers all aspects of home-scale solar-power systems
    • Viable resource for professionals, students, and technical laymen
    • Can be used to study for the NABCEP exam

    Whether you?re a building professional looking to expand your business and skills to meet the growing demand for solar power installation or are seeking a career in this rapidly expanding field, Photovoltaic Design & Installation For Dummies has you covered!

  • Corporate Fraud Handbook: Prevention and Detection

    Fraud continues to be a serious and costly problem for businesses. Now in a Third Edition, this practical resource, written by the founder and chairman of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, is filled with real-world cases and statistics on the various types of fraud and their real cost to organizations. It reveals the various, incredibly creative fraud schemes used by employees, owners, managers, and executives to defraud their customers. Auditors, fraud examiners, and criminal investigators will discover how to spot the "red flags" of fraud and prevent it from happening in the first place.

  • The Accountability Experience Self Assessment

    The self-assessment is the component that each individual completes, so the results can be interpreted - telling them how they deal with accountability and what actions they need to take


    Training and human resource professionals who create and run leadership development programs; consultants and internal managers


  • Nonprofit Kit For Dummies®

    Tips and techniques to help your nonprofit thrive in any economy

    Due to the recent downturn in the economy, a significant number of nonprofit organizations have experienced a major decrease in funding and contributions. Nonprofit Kit for Dummies, 3rd Edition caters to these organizations and shows you how your nonprofit can thrive and survive even in the current economic climate.

    With 25% new and revised material, Nonprofit Kit For Dummies, 3rd Edition offers new tips and information on everything you need to navigate the process of setting up and effectively running a nonprofit organization.

    • Covers raising money, applying for grants, and developing the perfect mission statement
    • Details on how state laws vary; conducting program evaluations; and conforming to accounting standards
    • CD includes forms, worksheets, templates, and more

    Whether you?re thinking about starting your own nonprofit or are already working in the sector, Nonprofit Kit For Dummies, 3rd Edition is a valuable source for getting the latest information and practical advice on running a prosperous nonprofit organization.

  • Exotic Options Trading

    Written by an experienced trader and consultant, Frans de Weert s Exotic Options Trading offers a risk-focused approach to the pricing of exotic options. By giving readers the necessary tools to understand exotic options, this book serves as a manual to equip the reader with the skills to price and risk manage the most common and the most complex exotic options.

    De Weert begins by explaining the risks associated with trading an exotic option before dissecting these risks through a detailed analysis of the actual economics and Greeks rather than solely stating the mathematical formulae. The book limits the use of mathematics to explain exotic options from an economic and risk perspective by means of real life examples leading to a practical interpretation of the mathematical pricing formulae.

    The book covers conventional options, digital options, barrier options, cliquets, quanto options, outperformance options and variance swaps, and explains difficult concepts in simple terms, with a practical approach that gives the reader a full understanding of every aspect of each exotic option. The book also discusses structured notes with exotic options embedded in them, such as reverse convertibles, callable and puttable reverse convertibles and autocallables and shows the rationale behind these structures and their associated risks.

    For each exotic option, the author makes clear why there is an investor demand; explains where the risks lie and how this affects the actual pricing; shows how best to hedge any vega or gamma exposure embedded in the exotic option and discusses the skew exposure.

    By explaining the practical implications for every exotic option and how it affects the price, in addition to the necessary mathematical derivations and tools for pricing exotic options, Exotic Options Trading removes the mystique surrounding exotic options in order to give the reader a full understanding of every aspect of each exotic option, creating a useable tool for dealing with exotic options in practice.

    Although exotic options are not a new subject in finance, the coverage traditionally afforded by many texts is either too high level or overly mathematical. De Weert?s exceptional text fills this gap superbly. It is a rigorous treatment of a number of exotic structures and includes numerous examples to clearly illustrate the principles. What makes this book unique is that it manages to strike a fantastic balance between the theory and actual trading practice. Although it may be something of an overused phrase to describe this book as compulsory reading, I can assure any reader they will not be disappointed.

    Neil Schofield, Training Consultant and author of Commodity Derivatives: Markets and Applications

    Exotic Options Trading does an excellent job in providing a succinct and exhaustive overview of exotic options. The real edge of this book is that it explains exotic options from a risk and economical perspective and provides a clear link to the actual profit and pricing formulae. In short, a must read for anyone who wants to get deep insights into exotic options and start trading them profitably.

    Arturo Bignardi

  • Nonprofit Sustainability: Making Strategic Decisions for Financial Viability

    This book is written for nonprofit executives and board members who want effective design strategies that combine financial and programmatic realities to put together a mix that will deliver the highest impact with the highest financial sustainability. It offers an understanding of the concept of an organization-wide business plan and be includes specific, step-by-step tools to help them develop, modify, and adopt plans. The book includes analyses of various earned income types, fundraising income types, and quantitative tools for analysis. The innovative Matrix Map identifies five archetypal business strategies for organizations.

  • Wiley IFRS: Practical Implementation Guide and Workbook

    The large-scale, global adoption of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) has created an urgent need for a one-step resource with lucid explanations and comprehensive guidance of these complex standards. This reference guide includes easy-to-understand explanations of IFRS/IAS standards, case studies with solutions, and illustrations with multiple choice questions and solutions. The book facilitates understanding of the practical implementation issues involved in applying these complex "principles-based" standards. Preparers of financial statements, accountants, finance professionals, auditors, financial analysts, and candidates preparing for the IFRS/IAS certification will find this guide indispensable.

  • Bonds Now!: Making Money in the New Fixed Income Landscape

    A money-making formula for navigating the bond market?s new rules of fixed income investing

    The credit meltdown has completely reshaped the market for government bonds, Treasury bonds, T-bills, and high yield bond funds. Investors are flocking to corporate bonds and municipal bonds. Tax advantaged bonds have become the safe haven of choice. But you have to know where to look. Bonds Now! shows you.

    Bonds Now! offers rare insight into safely investing in fixed income vehicles while maintaining necessary liquidity and meeting yield targets. It doesn?t waste a lot of time on the elementary basics, but instead, jumps right in and shows you how to build a safe bond portfolio designed to weather turbulent economic downturns.

    • Discusses how to quickly analyze a bond as well as buy and sell them
    • Examines what it takes to build an impregnable fortress around your bond portfolio
    • Reveals how to develop a sixth sense for trouble and sell your bond position while there?s still time

    There is only one way to guarantee you?re getting the right information-get it yourself. Bonds Now! shows you how and where, but even more importantly, this reliable resource clearly explains what to do with it once you have it. This is a knockout formula with proven results. It is the only way to guarantee the bond market won?t steal your money.

    Today?s explosive financial environment demands that investors find a safe haven for their money. Using Bonds Now! as your guide, the bond market is that place. Buy this book today and start your own journey to economic recovery.

  • Mastering Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008

    A complete, winning approach to the number one small business solution

    Do you have 75 or fewer users or devices on your small-business network? Find out how to integrate everything you need for your mini-enterprise with Microsoft?s new Windows Server 2008 Small Business Server, a custom collection of server and management technologies designed to help small operations run smoothly without a giant IT department. This comprehensive guide shows you how to master all SBS components as well as handle integration with other Microsoft technologies.

    • Focuses on Windows Server 2008 Small Business Server, an integrated server solution for small business, and part of the new Windows Essential Server Solutions
    • Covers the essentials of SBS deployment and setup, as well as integration with Windows Server 2008, Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, Windows Update Services 3.0, Web Server technologies, and Windows Live OneCare for Server
    • Walks you step-by-step through instructions and practical applications and provides plenty of real-world examples to reinforce concepts

    Get the very most out of Windows Server 2008 SBS with this comprehensive guide.

  • Living in a Material World: The Commodity Connection

    At a time when the world is grappling with rising food and energy prices and climate change, Living in a Material World provides an insight into some of the contributing factors behind these challenges. The emergence of new consumers in China, India, Russia and the Middle East has added formidable competition to the natural resources that have been taken for granted in the developed world.

    Everything we consume involves the use of metals, fossil fuels or agriculture. Our high tech ?lifestyles? depend on the secure supply of these raw materials which we take from planet earth and use to make our lives more comfortable, more productive or more manageable. The effect of this increasing global demand for commodities has pushed up prices of materials from oil and copper to corn and wheat; forcing consumers to pay more for the many ?necessities? of life, from a loaf of bread to electricity bills.

    Since the commodity boom has unfolded, commodities have gone from the back page of the newspaper to the front; with more and more headlines about record food and oil prices, dire climate change warnings, energy security and China?s demand for more raw materials.

    This era of high oil and food prices is no passing phase: The supply of many key natural resources is stretched to the limit. But what is the real cost?

    Living in a Material World makes the link between raw materials and the consumer, and shows how they are relevant to everybody, everyday - now more so than at any time since the last oil shock nearly three decades ago. A unique insight into this ?once in a generation? boom, the book shows how the increasing value of commodities is impacting on consumers and investors, in ways we are only just beginning to understand.

    "It was a great pleasure to read this book which provides an essential background to understanding commodities for anybody interested in understanding them more closely. It is so rare to see all the essential elements brought together in one book."
    Chris Brodie, Krom River Partners LLP

    "Kevin Morrison set out to write a book about the daily relevance that raw materials have for the ordinary consumer. He has achieved his objective par excellence. The subject matter has been comprehensively researched and well documented - yet the writer has avoided using complicated technical language. The style of the book is more in tune with a novel and the main topics are treated with a special sense of humour. I would readily recommend this work to anyone interested in how global energy issues have a direct affect on us all."
    Mehdi Varzi, President, Varzi Energy, London

  • Concise Guide to Pediatric Arrhythmias

    This book provides a practical guide to diagnosis and treatment of arrhythmias in children for pediatricians and general pediatric cardiologists. Using multiple ECG examples, the author provides concise descriptions of the key features of each arrhythmia to help the clinician make a diagnosis.

  • RV Vacations For Dummies

    The freewheeling way to explore the U.S.A.

    Our friendly, expert authors get you ready to roll with practical advice, whether you?re a novice or experienced RVer. From buying or renting your rig to how to outfit it, you?ll get essential info. When you?re on the road, there are 14 trips that cover the country from coast to coast, whether you want to enjoy lobster in Maine or get your kicks on Route 66.

    Open the book and find:

    • Down-to-earth trip-planning advice

    • Regional itineraries for every part of the U.S.

    • Up-to-date info on attractions and campgrounds

    • Lots of detailed maps

  • LC-NMR and Other Hyphenated NMR Techniques: Overview and Applications

    This practical guide provides a basic overview of the pros and cons of NMR spectroscopy as both a hyphenated and non-hyphenated technique. The book begins with a description of basic NMR concepts for the structural elucidation of organic compounds and then details the historical development of NMR and hyphenated NMR in the structural elucidation world, followed by applications of hyphenated NMR as LC-NMR and LC-MS-NMR in industry and academia. It also contains updated information on the latest advancements and applications of LC-NMR in such areas as degradation products, drug metabolism, food analysis, and drug discovery. An essential resource for scientists in industry and academia who work in the areas of organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, process chemistry, and analytical chemistry.

  • Social Media Metrics: How to Measure and Optimize Your Marketing Investment

    The only guide devoted exclusively to social media metrics

    Whether you are selling online, through a direct sales force, or via distribution channels, what customers are saying about you online is now more important than your advertising. Social media is no longer a curiosity on the horizon but a significant part of your marketing mix.

    While other books explain why social media is critical and how to go about participating, Social Media Metrics focuses on measuring the success of your social media marketing efforts. Success metrics in business are based on business goals where fame does not always equate to fortune. Read this book to determine:

    • Why striving for more Twitter followers or Facebook friends than the competition is a failing strategy
    • How to leverage the time and effort you invest in social media
    • How to convince those who are afraid of new things that social media is a valuable business tool and not just a toy for the overly-wired

    Knowing what works and what doesn?t is terrific, but only in a constant and unchanging world. Social Media Metrics is loaded with specific examples of specific metrics you can use to guide your social media marketing efforts as new means of communication.

  • Intermediate Accounting: Intermediate Accounting 14E Volume 2

    No other text is used in more accounting programs, and by more professionals in the field, than Intermediate Accounting by Kieso, Weygandt, and Warfield. The Fourteenth edition redefines the Intermediate Accounting course in light of Convergence and new best practices with the most comprehensive coverage of IFRS on the market! It maintains the qualities for which the text is globally recognized, including its reputation for accuracy, comprehensiveness, accessibility, and quality problem material that best prepares students for success on the CPA exam. This edition sets a new standard to which all others need to be measured when producing well-prepared graduates for the global economy.

  • Words in the Mind: An Introduction to the Mental Lexicon

    Featuring new coverage of the brain and language, and lexical corpora, the 4th edition of Words in the Mind offers readers the latest thinking about the ways in which we learn words, remember them, understand them, and find the ones we want to use.

    • Explores the latest insights into the complex relationship between language, words, and the human mind, creating a rich and revealing resource for students and non-specialists alike
    • Addresses the structure and content of the human word-store the mental lexicon with particular reference to the spoken language of native English speakers
    • Features a wealth of new material, including an all-new chapter focusing exclusively on the brain and language, and enhanced coverage of lexical corpora computerized databases and on lexical change of meaning
    • Incorporates numerous updates throughout, including expansion of many notes and suggestions for further reading
    • Comprises state-of-the-art research, yet remains accessible and student-friendly


  • Practical Emergency and Critical Care Veterinary Nursing

    Your step-by-step guide to key emergency and critical careprocedures and hands-on nursing care. Whether you need to know howto prioritise your response to a patient with multiple injuries, oryou need a quick practical guide to fluid therapy, this is thego-to resource.  Colour photographs of real life cases takeyou through the procedures and after-care, detailing essentialskills. This book provides vital information for emergency andcritical care situations, whether you re looking forconfidence in handling emergency cases in a first-opinion practice,or a relevant, succinct guide for an emergency clinic.  Beinspired to become more confident in your clinical skills andabilities, and learn how to apply your existing skills to anemergency situation.

    A companion website provides additional resources useful in themanagement of emergency and critical patients. Visit thewebsite to find information charts and video clips ofprocedures.

    Written by a veterinary nurse and a veterinary surgeon who worktogether in the largest UK emergency clinic, this book is apractical, how-to manual with a nursing focus.

    Suitable as a complete reference for nurses studying towardsqualifications, or as a practical guide for daily use by veterinarynurses working in veterinary emergency and critical care.

  • Fusion Protein Technologies for Biopharmaceuticals: Applications and Challenges

    This book presents the state-of-the-art for development of fusion proteins, demonstrates current concepts, describes multiple applications, and discusses typical challenges linked to these molecules. It overviews the multitude of possibilities to design novel protein drugs while balancing between proven concepts and new ideas that have not reached the clinic yet. The book is structured into three larger parts. First general issues and concepts are discussed before in the second part examples on the three categories (time, toxicity, and targeting) are presented. Finally, novel concepts and the rising class of multispecifc antibodies are described. Together, the chapters combine the success stories of marketed drugs with the dynamic preclinical and clinical research into novel drugs addressing unmet medical needs.

  • Open Leadership: How Social Technology Can Transform the Way You Lead

    An essential guide for leaders who want to use social media to be "open" while maintaining control

    "Be Open, Be Transparent, Be Authentic" are the current leadership mantras-but companies often push back. Business is premised on the concept of control and yet the new world order demands openness-leaders do not know how to be open and be in control. This must-have resource will help the modern leader understand how to lead in the new open world-where blogging, twittering, facebooking, and digging are becoming the norm. the author lays out the steps that leaders must take to transform their organizations and themselves into being "open" -and exactly what that will mean.

    • Shows how to use social media to become an open organization
    • Offers basic advice for leaders who are adapting to the new era of openness in the marketplace
    • The author Charlene Li is one of the foremost experts on social media and technologies

    In easy-to-understand language, this book will help leaders orient themselves to social networking and other technological advances.

  • Access 2010 Programmer′s Reference

    A comprehensive guide to programming for Access 2010 and 2007

    Millions of people use the Access database applications, and hundreds of thousands of developers work with Access daily. Access 2010 brings better integration with SQL Server and enhanced XML support; this Wrox guide shows developers how to take advantage of these and other improvements.

    With in-depth coverage of VBA, macros, and other programming methods for building Access applications, this book also provides real-world code examples to demonstrate each topic.

    Access 2010 Programmer?s Referenceis a comprehensive guide to the best-of-breed techniques for programming Access applications.

    Coverage Includes:

    • Introduction to Microsoft Access 2010
    • New Features
    • Upgrading and Converting to Access 2010
    • Macros in Access 2010
    • Using the VBA Editor
    • VBA Basics
    • Using VBA in Access
    • Creating Classes in VBA
    • Extending VBA with APIs
    • Working with the Windows Registry
    • Using DAO to Access Data
    • Using ADO to Access Data
    • Using SQL with VBA
    • Using VBA to Enhance Forms
    • Enhancing Reports with VBA
    • Customizing the Ribbon
    • Customizing the Office Backstage
    • Working with Office 2010
    • Working with SharePoint
    • Working with .NET
    • Building Client-Server Applications with Access
    • The Access 2010 Templates
    • Access Runtime Deployment
    • Database Security
    • Access 2010 Security Features

  • Nuevos mundos: Curso de espanol para bilingues

    This book develops the communication and literacy skills of heritage Spanish speakers with exercises that are designed to improve oral and written proficiency in the language. Nuevos mundos uses the cultures and voices of the major Hispanic groups in the United States, as well as those of Latin America and Spain, to familiarize students with a variety of issues and topics, which are sometimes controversial and always thought-provoking.

  • The Lean Six Sigma Guide to Doing More With Less: Cut Costs, Reduce Waste, and Lower Your Overhead

    Cut costs, reduce waste, and stay competitive with Lean Six Sigma

    These days, enterprises need to reduce operating costs as quickly as possible without compromising quality and customer service levels. In the last ten years, business leaders have recognized Lean Six Sigma as one of the most valuable methodologies for realizing this goal.

    The Lean Six Sigma Guide to Doing More With Less is your complete guide for taking advantage of Lean Six Sigma and related approaches to improve bottom line performance and enable competitive advantage. With focus and precision, this essential resource hones in on how to reduce overall costs by eliminating waste and providing competitive advantage through enterprise speed.

    • In today?s recessionary environment Lean Six Sigma is a powerful and practical method to enable rapid and sustainable cost reduction through process improvement, enterprise speed and agility.
    • Through the discussion of critical tools, case studies and implementation tips the guide provides a thorough and pragmatic understanding of how Lean Six Sigma can reduce cost. It provides instruction and insights for stand alone cost-out projects, the design and launch of enterprise initiatives and how to extract greater performance from legacy Six Sigma programs.
    • Authored by Mark O. George, a Managing Director of Accenture?s Process & Innovation Performance service line, which is largely based on the expertise of the former George Group, acquired by Accenture in 2007.

    The Lean Six Sigma Guide to Doing More With Less is the benchmark manual for effectively applying Lean Six Sigma to rapidly reduce operating costs and enable competitive advantage in today?s business environment.

  • Nikon D3000 For Dummies®

    Professional photography advice for D3000 beginners The Nikon D3000 is Nikon?s new entry-level camera. With the D3000, you get all the features of Nikon?s older cameras along with an updated battery, larger monitor, and improved focus features. In addition, the D3000 also offers simpler menus to help first-time DSLR users. Assuming no prior dSLR knowledge, veteran author Julie Adair King offers you a tour of the camera body, a hands-on how-to on all the features of the D3000, and a step-by-step walkthrough of how to get the photos you want. Explains shooting in auto mode, reviews the new video option, and covers working with file size and quality Walks you through shifting out of automatic mode and using the D3000?s lighting, exposure, focus, and color features Demonstrates getting photos from your camera to your PC, developing an effective file system, and sharing photos via print, online, or other ways Packed with useful tips, this helpful guide encourages you to take control of your camera.

  • Synchronization and Arbitration in Digital Systems

    Today s networks of processors on and off chip, operating with independent clocks, need effective synchronization of the data passing between them for reliability. When two or more processors request access to a common resource, such as a memory, an arbiter has to decide which request to deal with first. Current developments in integrated circuit processing are leading to an increase in the numbers of independent digital processing elements in a single system. With this comes faster communications, more networks on chip, and the demand for more reliable, more complex, and higher performance synchronizers and arbiters. Written by one of the foremost researchers in this area of digital design, this authoritative text provides in-depth theory and practical design solutions for the reliable working of synchronization and arbitration hardware in digital systems.

    The book provides methods for making real reliability measurements both on and off chip, evaluating some of the common difficulties and detailing circuit solutions at both circuit and system levels. Synchronization and Arbitration in Digital Systems also presents:

    • mathematical models used to estimate mean time between failures in digital systems;
    • a summary of serial and parallel communication techniques for on-chip data transmission;
    • explanations on how to design a wrapper for a locally synchronous cell, highlighting the issues associated with stoppable clocks;
    • an examination of various types of priority arbiters, using signal transition graphs to show the specification of different designs (from the simplest to more complex multi-way arbiters) including ways of solving problems encountered in a wide range of applications;
    • essential information on systems composed of independently timed regions, including a discussion on the problem of choice and the factors affecting the time taken to make choices in electronics.

    With its logical approach to design methodology, this will prove an invaluable guide for electronic and computer engineers and researchers working on the design of digital electronic hardware. Postgraduates and senior undergraduate students studying digital systems design as part of their electronic engineering course will struggle to find a resource that better details the information given inside this book

  • The Simplified Guide to Not-for-Profit Accounting, Formation and Reporting

    A complete and easy to understand guide to the fundamentals of how not-for-profit organizations are formed and run, as well as their structure and the unique accounting and reporting issues they face. Providing you with a comprehensive understanding of how to maintain the "books" of a typical nonprofit entity and comply with numerous reporting requirements, The Simplified Guide to Not-for-Profit Accounting, Formation & Reporting  equips you with everything you need to know to form a Not-For-Profit, setup an accounting system, record financial transactions and report to donors and regulatory bodies. Topics include: Step-by-step guide to forming a Not-For-Profit and applying for tax exemption Becoming familiar with unique Not-For-Profit accounting rules such as classifying contributions/grants and recording restrictions, allocation of expenses to programs and supporting services and investment classification and reporting Budget development, payroll processing and accounting for personnel costs Shows how to prepare and understand required Not-For-Profit financial statement and their components Provides you with a broad understanding of the numerous filing requirement required by donors, grantors and government regulatory agencies Practical and comprehensive in scope, The Simplified Guide to Not-for-Profit Accounting, Formation & Reporting  offers a wealth of practical information to accountants and non-accountants alike for understanding Not-For-Profit financial transactions, financial statements and the many internal and external reports they must prepare.

  • iProfile CD: Assessing Your Diet and Energy Balance, 2.0

    This new Nutrition Dietary Assessment software features over 26,000 foods, including ethnic, cultural, and popular choices. Users can track intake, add foods, and calculate the impact of physical activity. Serving size animations, a self-discovery survey tool, single-nutrient reports, menu planning and more make it a valuable tool.

  • Canon EOS Rebel T1i / 500D For Dummies

    Veteran author Julie Adair King demystifies the high-end features of the new Canon T1i.

    The Canon EOS Rebel T1i is the newest camera offered in Canon?s popular Rebel line of digital SLRs-and sells for less than $900. Packed with page after page of full-color images, this hands-on guide is aimed at helping you make the most of the Canon T1i?s controls and shooting modes. Get ready to maximize the camera?s main functions in order to create effective digital photos.

    Bestselling author Julie Adair King brings her expertise in the areas of digital cameras and photography and combines it with her fun and friendly writing style to offer you helpful explanations and advice. Plus, examples walk first-time users of a digital SLR camera through the basic features as well as the software that accompanies the camera.

    • Selling for under $900, the Canon EOS Rebel T1i is a consumer-friendly digital camera, ideal for first-time owners
    • Shows you how to shoot in auto mode, use live view and playback modes, and explore the on-board controls
    • Demonstrates techniques for dialing in exposure and lighting controls, manipulating focus and color controls, and handling situational shooting
    • Covers printing, posting online, and other ways to share images

    Picture this: taking better digital photos than you ever thought possible with your Canon EOS Rebel T1i!

  • Snow Leopard Server

    In-depth guide to all aspects of handling Apple?s newest big cat

    Whether you manage a large enterprise server or your own Macs at home or in a small office, this book has what you need to understand Apple?s new Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server inside and out. Crammed with information, this detailed guide presents best practices and insights that have been field-tested by author Daniel Dilger, a professional administrator and Apple developer. You?ll soon learn to deploy, administer, and update Apple?s powerful new cat.

    • Get to know Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server, Apple?s scalable, 64-bit UNIX-based operating system, and the most powerful Mac OS X version yet
    • Explains all aspects, both hardware and software
    • Shows how to host Web 2.0 applications, crunch tons of data, or centralize the day-to-day activities of a software development team
    • Covers installation and configuration, account authentication and authorization, using open directory, using print and file services, managing accounts and deployment, and using Apple Remote Desktop, Enterprise solutions, and command line control
    • Explores open source applications such as iChat Theater, Mail, iCal, Podcast Producer, and more

    Keep Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server purring with this practical guide.

    Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

  • The Dynamics of Conflict: A Guide to Engagement and Intervention

    Praise for the Second Edition of The Dynamics of Conflict

    "Mayer once again demonstrates his unique ability to weave theory and practice together with real-world examples whether about warring nations or a family dispute to help readers better understand both the fundamentals and nuances involved in working in the conflict arena. The Dynamics of Conflict is a very important read for anyone who works with people in conflict." Peter Salem, executive director, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts

    "In his latest book, Mayer explores the theoretical underpinnings of conflict as it relates to cognitive, emotional, and behavioral dimensions. Personal stories and examples provide practical skills in communication and negotiation, including how to deal with power, impasse, and cross-cultural issues. The book is a must-read for conflict resolution professionals and will also be easily understandable to the public at large a great tool for businesses, parents, governmental agencies, mental health professionals, and educators!" Nina Meierding, Negotiation and Mediation Training Services; former president, Academy of Family Mediators

    "Mayer has always provided our field with a dose of common sense, vision, and clarity. With The Dynamics of Conflict we can add cohesion and extraordinary integration. Based on deep experience, these chapters enter our most difficult challenges in ways that offer understanding in the midst of complexity and concrete strategies for response and engagement a masterful example of approaching conflict with skill and respect. Mayer has gifted us with a book that serves the novice practitioner with guideposts, yet opens ever new and exciting pathways for the seasoned conflict specialist." John Paul Lederach, professor of international peacebuilding, Joan B. Kroc Institute, University of Notre Dame; author, The Moral Imagination: The Art and Soul of Building Peace

    Praise for the First Edition

    "A rare blend of practical experience and theoretical knowledge. Insightful, useful, and thought provoking. I recommend it!" William Ury, coauthor, Getting to Yes, and author, The Third Side

  • Ubuntu: Powerful Hacks and Customizations

    Tune, tweak, and change the popular Ubuntu Linux operating system! Ubuntu is a community developed, Linux-based operating system that is perfect for laptops, desktops, and servers, and is used by millions of people around the world. This book provides you with practical hacks and tips that are not readily available online, in FAQ files, or any other Ubuntu book on the market so that you can customize your Ubuntu system for your specific needs. Bridging the gap between introductory information and overly technical coverage, this unique resource presents complex hacks and ways to extend them. You?ll feast on numerous tips, hints, and little-known secrets for getting the most out of your Ubuntu system. Coverage includes: Hacking the Installation Selecting a Distribution Selecting the Ubuntu Version The 10-Step Boot Configuration Booting Variations and Troubleshooting Tweaking the BusyBox Upgrading Issues with Ubuntu Configuring GRUB Customizing the User Environment Configuring Devices Adapting Input Devices Managing Software Communicating Online Collaborating Tuning Processes Multitasking Applications Locking Down Ubuntu Advanced Networking Enabling Services If you?re a power user hungry for cutting-edge hacks to intensify your Ubuntu system, then this is the book for you! Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

  • Web Application Architecture: Principles, Protocols and Practices

    In-depth examination of concepts and principles of Web applicationdevelopment

    Completely revised and updated, this popular book returns withcoverage on a range of new technologies. Authored by a highlyrespected duo, this edition provides an in-depth examination of thecore concepts and general principles of Web applicationdevelopment. Packed with examples featuring specific technologies,this book is divided into three sections: HTTP protocol as afoundation for Web applications, markup languages (HTML, XML, andCSS), and survey of emerging technologies. After a detailedintroduction to the history of Web applications, coverage segues tocore Internet protocols, Web browsers, Web application development,trends and directions, and more.

    • Includes new coverage on technologies such as applicationprimers, Ruby on Rails, SOAP, XPath, P3P, and more
    • Explores the fundamentals of HTTP and its evolution
    • Looks at HTML and its roots as well as XML languages andapplications
    • Reviews the basic operation of Web Servers, theirfunctionality, configuration, and security
    • Discusses how to process flow in Web browsers and looks atactive browser pages
    • Addresses the trends and various directions that the future ofWeb application frameworks may be headed

    This book is essential reading for anyone who needs to design ordebug complex systems, and it makes it easier to learn the newapplication programming interfaces that arise in a rapidly changingInternet environment.

  • Stephens′ C# Programming with Visual Studio 2010 24-Hour Trainer

    A unique book-and-DVD package from preeminent programming instructor Rod Stephens

    Visual C# has become a leading programming language, resulting in greater career opportunities for Visual C# programmers. This Wrox guide literally shows novice programmers how to program in C# with Microsoft Visual Studio, using both written and visual instruction.

    Easy-to-follow lessons reinforced with step-by-step instructions, screencasts, and supplemental exercises make it easy to master Visual C# programming regardless of your learning style. Each lesson begins with a discussion of a concept or technique and proceeds through step-by-step directions for using the technique Visual C# has surpassed Visual Basic as the most popular programming language

    Coverage Includes:

    • Getting Started with the Visual Studio IDE
    • Creating Controls
    • Making Controls Arrange Themselves
    • Handling Events
    • Making Menus
    • Making Tool Strips and Status Strips
    • Using RichTextBoxes
    • Using Standard Dialogs
    • Creating and Displaying New Forms
    • Building Custom Dialogs
    • Using Variables and Performing Calculations
    • Debugging Code
    • Understanding Scope
    • Working with Strings
    • Working with Dates and Times
    • Using Arrays and Collections
    • Using Enumerations and Structures
    • Making Choices
    • Repeating Program Steps
    • Handling Errors
    • Preventing Bugs
    • Defining Classes
    • Initializing Objects
    • Fine-Tuning Classes
    • Overloading Operators
    • Using Interfaces
    • Making Generic Classes
    • Reading and Writing Files
    • Using File System Classes
    • Printing
    • Using the Clipboard
    • Providing Drag and Drop
    • Localizing Programs
    • Programming Databases
    • LINQ to Objects
    • LINQ to SQL
    • Drawing with GDI+
    • Making WPF Applications
    • Printing with WPF

    Note: As part of the print version of this title, video lessons are included on DVD. For e-book versions, video lessons can be accessed at wrox.com using a link provided in the interior of the e-book.

  • Mastering Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010

    Everything IT professionals need to create collaborative solutions

    SharePoint Foundation 2010 is the newest version of a powerful collaboration tool used in many Exchange-enabled organizations. This book gets network professionals and business application administrators up to speed on the updates, features, and installation procedures, preparing them to create powerful collaboration structures for their companies.

    • Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 is the successor to Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and is used with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server to enable collaboration; this guide prepares IT professionals to install and service the newest version
    • Designed for administrators who are familiar with the previous version, this book doesn t waste time with basic instruction but focuses directly on skills needed to manage the upgrade
    • Covers administration, customization, disaster recovery, and migrating from Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 to Windows SharePoint Foundation 2010

    Packed with real-world examples to support the instructions, Mastering Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 gets administrators up to speed quickly on this essential technology.

  • The Drugs and Substances of Abuse

    In response to the increasing need for addictions prevention and treatment services, academic institutions are offering a variety of formal study and training programs for addictions counselors and need a resource to supplement these programs. Part of the Foundations of Addiction Counseling Series, this book presents an accurate and complete classification system for all of the drugs and substances of abuse or the "abusable psychotropics." It fills the void for accurate information that will help addictions counselors understand and learn about drug and substance use behaviors and develop their own practice competencies.

  • Teach Yourself VISUALLY Excel 2010

    See your way to super spreadsheets with Excel 2010 and this visual guide!

    If you?re always hearing about the cool things that Excel can do, here?s your chance to see how to do them! With pages of full-color, step-by-step instructions and crystal-clear screen shots, this guide shows you how to get the most out of Excel 2010. The book covers all the basics as well as Excel 2010?s new features and functions, including a new interface and better collaboration tools. Crunch and chart your data over a network, over the Web, or at home-helpful tips on every page will get you there even faster!

    • Provides a clear look at Excel 2010, the newest version of the world?s leading spreadsheet application from Microsoft, and part of the new Microsoft Office 2010 suite
    • Demonstrates how to create spreadsheets and charts, filter and sort data, work with PivotTable, and present your data-on a network, on the Web, or on your laptop
    • Explores all features and functions in full-color pages packed with screen shots and other visual graphics that clearly show you how to accomplish tasks
    • Includes practical examples, tips, and advice on how to use all the tools more effectively

    Get the very most out of Excel 2010 with this easy-to-follow guide!

  • Pharmaceutical Applications of Atomic Spectroscopy

    This book emphasizes practical applications of modern atomicspectroscopic techniques across the entire pharmaceutical valuechain, including inductively coupled plasma (ICP) optical emissionspectroscopy, ICP mass spectrometry, atomic absorption, and laserinduced breakdown spectroscopy. This includes both samplepreparation and analysis of marketed API and excipients andanalytical support of delivery device and container systemdevelopment as well as process synthesis chemistry. Uniquepharmaceutical applications of hyphenated techniques such aHPLC-ICP-MS and laser ablation ICP-MS will also beincluded. Method validation and regulatory compliance strategies foratomic spectroscopy assays per regional, international andharmonized compendia are also addressed

  • SolidWorks 2010 Bible

    The only guide you need to learn the leading 3D solid modeler program, SolidWorks.

    This in-depth guide goes into extensive detail, not just on "how" the software works, but in many cases "why" it works the way it does.

    • SolidWorks is a powerful 3D solid modeling system that is popular with CAD users everywhere, but to become really proficient at the more involved functionality in SolidWorks one really needs specialized training or a comprehensive book like the SolidWorks Bible
    • Thoroughly covers SolidWork features using real-world examples
    • Author, Matt Lombard, is well known and well respected in the SolidWorks community and host a popular SolidWorks blog called dezignstuff

    Get the guidance you need to efficiently learn and master SolidWorks.

    Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

  • LSAT Logic Games For Dummies

    Improve your score on the Analytical Reasoning portion of the LSAT

    If you?re like most test-takers, you find the infamous Analytical Reasoning or "Logic Games" section of the LSAT to be the most elusive and troublesome. Now there?s help! LSAT Logic Games For Dummies takes the puzzlement out of the Analytical Reasoning section of the exam and shows you that it?s not so problematic after all!

    This easy-to-follow guide examines the types of logic puzzles presented on the LSAT and offers step-by-step instructions for how best to correctly identify and solve each problem within the allocated time.

    • Coverage of all six question types
    • Detailed strategies for quickly and correctly recognizing and solving each question type
    • Complete with loads of practice problems

    Whether you?re preparing to take the LSAT for the first time or looking to improve a previous score, LSAT Logic Games For Dummies is the logical study companion for anyone looking to score high on the LSAT!

  • Chemical Fundamentals of Geology and Environmental Geoscience

    Chemical principles are fundamental to the Earth sciences, and geoscience students increasingly require a firm grasp of basic chemistry to succeed in their studies. The enlarged third edition of this highly regarded textbook introduces the student to such geo-relevant chemistry, presented in the same lucid and accessible style as earlier editions, but the new edition has been strengthened in its coverage of environmental geoscience and incorporates a new chapter introducing isotope geochemistry.

    The book comprises three broad sections. The first (Chapters 1 4) deals with the basic physical chemistry of geological processes. The second (Chapters 5 8) introduces the wave-mechanical view of the atom and explains the various types of chemical bonding that give Earth  materials their diverse and distinctive properties. The final chapters (9 11) survey the geologically relevant elements and isotopes, and explain their formation and their abundances in the cosmos and the Earth. The book concludes with an extensive glossary of terms; appendices cover basic maths, explain basic solution chemistry, and list the chemical elements and the symbols, units and constants used in the book.

  • Brains on Fire: Igniting Powerful, Sustainable, Word of Mouth Movements

    Develop and harness a powerful, sustainable word-of-mouth movement

    How did the 360-year-old scissor company, Fiskars, double its profit in key markets just by realizing its customers had already formed a community of avid scrapbookers? How is Best Buy planning to dominate the musical instruments market? By understanding the Brains on Fire model of tapping movements and stepping away from the old-school marketing "campaign" mentality.

    Brains on Fire offers original, practical and actionable steps for creating a word-of-mouth movement for corporations, products, services, and organizations. It takes you step-by-step through the necessary actions needed to start your own authentic movement.

    • Develop and harness a powerful, sustainable, word-of-mouth movement
    • Describes 10 lessons to master and create a powerful, sustainable movement
    • The Brains on Fire blog is often ranked in the top 100 of AdAge?s Power 150 Marketing Blogs

  • Algebra I For Dummies

    Factor fearlessly, conquer the quadratic formula, and solve linear equations

    There?s no doubt that algebra can be easy to some while extremely challenging to others. If you?re vexed by variables, Algebra I For Dummies, 2nd Edition provides the plain-English, easy-to-follow guidance you need to get the right solution every time!

    Now with 25% new and revised content, this easy-to-understand reference not only explains algebra in terms you can understand, but it also gives you the necessary tools to solve complex problems with confidence. You?ll understand how to factor fearlessly, conquer the quadratic formula, and solve linear equations.

    • Includes revised and updated examples and practice problems
    • Provides explanations and practical examples that mirror today?s teaching methods
    • Other titles by Sterling: Algebra II For Dummies and Algebra Workbook For Dummies

    Whether you?re currently enrolled in a high school or college algebra course or are just looking to brush-up your skills, Algebra I For Dummies, 2nd Edition gives you friendly and comprehensible guidance on this often difficult-to-grasp subject.

  • Case Studies in Microbiology: A Personal Approach

    This first edition text developed and evolved to meet three pedagogical goals we deemed essential for those studying allied health and are pre-professional. The use of microbiology case studies were modified to maintain their value as tools that result in critical thinking and knowledge retention while providing a more realistic context for preparing future health care professionals.  Consequently,   the text has real life, personally-oriented microbiology cases appropriate for those in nursing, pharmacy, and other allied health disciplines (pre-med, pre-PA, CLS, etc.).  This format presents material as a story about the patient as well as information regarding their family circumstances, personal characteristics, and individual motivations. 

  • A History of Modern Africa: 1800 to the Present

    Updated and revised to emphasise long-term perspectives on current issues facing the continent, the new 2 nd Edition of A History of Modern Africa recounts the full breadth of Africa?s political, economic, and social history over the past two centuries.

    • Adopts a long-term approach to current issues, stressing the importance of nineteenth-century and deeper indigenous dynamics in explaining Africa?s later twentieth-century challenges
    • Places a greater focus on African agency, especially during the colonial encounter
    • Includes more in-depth coverage of non-Anglophone Africa
    • Offers expanded coverage of the post-colonial era to take account of recent developments, including the conflict in Darfur and the political unrest of 2011 in Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya

  • Mr. Sunday's Soups

    Hearty, soulful soups from Chris Wallace's favorite cook

    Known to millions as the anchor of Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace is one of the most popular news show hosts in the country. After a long day on air, Chris would often arrive home hungry and delight at the sight of a big pot of his wife Lorraine's soup on the burner. Lorraine may not be a professional cook, but you wouldn't know it from her soups!

    In fact, her soups were so good that Chris couldn't help but rave about them on-air. Before long, the show's fans were begging him to share his wife's wonderful recipes. Now, in Mr. Sunday's Soups, Lorraine Wallace shares a wide variety of soups that are sure to please the whole family.

    • Includes 78 recipes and 40 beautiful full-color photos
    • With recipes such as Tortellini Meatball, Cuban Black Bean, Chicken Garlic Straciatella, and many more
    • The perfect cookbook for fans of Fox News Sunday and great soups in general
    • Features a Foreword by Chris Wallace

    Perfect as comfort food at the end of a long day at the office or the studio, these satisfying soups offer simple, wholesome solutions to the dinner doldrums.

  • Probate Wars of the Rich and Famous: An Insider′s Guide to Estate Planning and Probate Litigation

    Surrogate Court dockets are filled with cases involving family members fighting over the assets and intentions of a deceased parent or spouse. Probate Wars of the Rich & Famous: An Insider s Guide to Estate Planning and Probate Litigation tracks the estate litigation cases of Anna Nicole Smith, Brooke Astor, Michael Jackson, Nina Wang, Jerry Garcia and Leona Helmsley and identifies the five universal factors that caused such disputes. Each chapter provides estate planning insights designed to help individuals plan their estates without causing litigation. If, however, probate litigation cannot be avoided, the book also provides invaluable lessons about undue influence claims, how to remove a fiduciary, demanding an estate accounting and claims seeking to set aside lifetime transfers that undermined the decedents intentions. Few - if any estate planning books utilize colorful celebrity accounts to provide meaningful insights and actionable advice.

  • Math for the Professional Kitchen

    Essential math concepts for professional chefs and culinary students Ideal for students and working professionals, Math for the Professional Kitchen explains all the essential mathematical skills needed to run a successful, profitable operation. From scaling recipes and converting units of measure, to costing ingredients and setting menu prices, it covers crucial information that will benefit every foodservice provider. Written by three veteran math instructors from The Culinary Institute of America, the book utilizes a teaching methodology based on daily in-classroom practice. The entirety of the standard culinary math curriculum is covered, including conversions, determining yields, purchasing, portioning, and more. Vital mathematical concepts are reinforced with easy-to-understand examples and review questions This is a thorough, comprehensive main text for culinary students as well as a great kitchen reference for working professionals Math for the Professional Kitchen will be an invaluable resource not only in the classroom but also in the kitchen as students embark on their professional careers, where math skills play a crucial role in the ever-important bottom line.

  • The GED For Dummies®

    Get the skills and know-how you need to pass the GED test Earning a GED can provide you with an advantage over other job and education candidates and the confidence to take the next step. The GED For Dummies, 2nd Edition gives you fresh and relevant example questions from the GED and even more hands-on training in each of the 5 subject areas to help you maximize your success and earn a passing score. Features 2 full practice tests in each of the 5 subject areas with detailed walk-throughs and explanations for every solution Offers advice on test preparation, from registering and studying effectively to managing your time during the exam Improve your job and education prospects now by studying for the GED with this easy-to-follow, proven guide!

  • Semi–Homemade Comfort Food

    An abundance of soul-satisfying and easy-to-prepare recipes for fans of Sandra Lee?s Semi-Homemade show

    Readers rejoice! Sandra makes saving money a breeze for seasoned home cooks and cooking novices everywhere with her new book Semi-Homemade Comfort Food. Packed with full-color photos and ten instructive chapters featuring over 125 flavorful and satisfying recipes for casseroles, braises, roasts, baked pastas, side dishes, soups and sandwiches, and stews and chilies as well as breakfast dishes and, of course, desserts Semi-Homemade Comfort Food will help CEO mom satisfy the whole family any day of the week.

    This gem is filled with tips for busy homemakers and winning recipes like Salisbury Steak Stew, Loaded Mashed Potato Pie, and French Toast Casserole, all sure to delight adults and kids alike.

    • Features more than 125 easy-to-prepare recipes that every family will love, all photographed in full color
    • Sandra?s Semi-Homemade Cooking airs daily on the Food Network and her popular Semi-Homemade magazine is now entering it?s second year of publication

  • Bank and Insurance Capital Management

    In the aftermath of the financial crisis, capital management has become a critical factor in value creation for banks and other financial institutions. Although complex and subject to regulatory change, the strategic importance of capital management became apparent during the crisis and has moved the subject to the top of corporate agendas.

    Bank and Insurance Capital Management is an essential guide to help banks and insurance companies understand and manage their capital position. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, it provides proven techniques for managing bank capital, as well as explaining key capital management perspectives, including accounting, regulatory, risk and capital management and corporate finance. It also shows how to analyze a firm?s stakeholders such as depositors, policy holders, debt holders and shareholders, and manage their expectations, and how to align risk and capital management so as to best optimize the return on capital and preserve capital in periods of stress. Economic capital is also discussed in depth, as are the practicalities of bank and insurance M&A, and the book also shows how financial innovations can be used to optimise the capital position and how diversification effects are reflected in the capital position.

    This book will arm readers with the knowledge and skills needed to understand how capital management can improve capital structure and performance, achieving an optimal cost of, and return on capital, creating value as a result.

  • Blender: No Experience Required

    This self-paced, step-by-step tutorial thoroughly introduces Blender basics

    Blender is a free, open-source alternative to commercial CG packages such as Maya and 3ds Max, and it s increasingly popular as a tool for producing professional-quality 3D animation. Blender No Experienced Required is the perfect Blender introduction. Using a single project that extends through the book, this unique guide teaches the basics of Blender modeling, animation, texturing, lighting, and rendering, while you build hands-on skills. You can follow the chapters sequentially, or jump in at any chapter for just the information you need.

    • Teaches Blender and 3D essentials to new users
    • Follows an engaging tutorial project throughout the book, so that you apply the lessons as you go to your own project; this hands-on, project-based teaching approach is not widely available among existing Blender books
    • Covers the basics of modeling, animation, texturing, lighting, and rendering
    • Uses step-by-step instruction and plenty of examples

    Gain real, hands-on experience in Blender with this complete guide!

  • Navigation Companion

    A handy splashproof guide to the navigator's art for yacht and motorboat owners This book tells the navigator how to find out where they are and how to proceed to their destination. Seamanship and navigation are the cornerstones of yacht sailing. This book covers all the essentials in a small, companion format for easy, onboard use.

  • Composting For Dummies®

    Discover how easy it is to master composting

    Whether you?re an avid gardener or simply want to reduce the amount of materials you send to the landfill, Composting For Dummies shows you how to turn household food waste, yard clippings, and more into free, nutrient-rich compost and mulch.

    From building and working with traditional compost bins to starting an indoor worm-composting operation, Composting For Dummies makes these often intimidating projects easy, fun, and accessible. If you?ve ever said to yourself, "I should start composting," this book will help you get the job done. You?ll get expert tips and helpful advice on which materials to compost (and materials to avoid), whether to turn or not to turn your pile, how to achieve the right balance of materials in your pile, and more!

    • Building plans for a variety of compost bins
    • How to make and maintain a compost pile
    • Up-to-date container trends

    With the helpful guidance of Composting For Dummies, you?ll discover a back-to-basics skill that will benefit the earth and your wallet!

  • Facebook Marketing: An Hour a Day

    Develop, implement, and measure a successful Facebook marketing campaign

    The social networking site Facebook boasts more than 300 million users worldwide. Its ability to target users who have provided real data about themselves and their interests makes Facebook the ideal platform for marketers, and marketers everywhere recognize the importance of Facebook and are eager to successfully tap Facebook?s potential. This book shows you how.

    Quickly get up to speed on today?s Facebook conventions and demographics, and then gain an understanding of the various strategic and implementation issues you must consider from start to finish.

    • Guides you through crafting a successful presence on Facebook and takes you through each step for developing an overall marketing strategy
    • Explains each step for setting realistic goals, defining metrics, developing reports, and acquiring corporate buy-in
    • Shows how to execute your strategy while incorporating all of Facebook?s relevant features
    • Addresses Facebook?s pay-per-click platform, Facebook Connect, and more

    Packed with tips and tactics not documented anywhere else, the book serves as the ultimate step-by-step guide to developing a winning Facebook marketing campaign.

  • Curly Like Me: How to Grow Your Hair Healthy, Long, and Strong

    The simple secrets to growing your curls healthy and long.

    Tightly curly hair isn?t like any other type of hair, and it needs totally different care to make it happy.

    Do you spend countless hours and untold dollars on weaves, perms, salon visits, and products that promise to change, heal, or make your hair more manageable, only to end up even more frustrated? Do you wrestle daily with hair you can?t get a brush through? Do you struggle to keep from hurting your child when you comb through her tight curls? Would you like to grow your tightly curly hair long and healthy?

    If you answered yes to any of these questions, this book was written for you. It gives you the information and techniques you need to celebrate not fight against your very curly hair. You will learn how not only to care for your curls, but to cherish them, all the while saving time, effort, and money.

    Curly Like Me is the off-the-grid, do-it-yourself owner?s manual for tightly curly hair:

    • Learn how to wear your own curls in their natural curl patterns
    • Over 250 photographs and illustrations
    • Includes the best products, tools, ingredients, curl-enhancing hairstyle ideas, tips for growing out your perm, and more
    • Shows you pain-free techniques on how to comb and style your curls or your child?s curls
    • Over thirty easy, curl-enhancing hairstyle ideas, tips for growing out your perm, and more
    • Helps you save money by avoiding costly treatments, products, marketing misinformation, and frequent salon visits so you can enjoy your own curls without pain, chemicals, or the use of weaves or extensions
    • The story (with lots of photos) of Teri?s journey from hair broken by relaxers, texturizers, improper care, trying to force it to conform, and fighting her weave addiction to finally understanding her own curls. Now her natural hair reaches to her hips.

    End your struggles with misunderstood, damaged hair and begin your journey to thriving natural curls. Applying the ideas and information in this book will show you how to love your hair the way it really is. Curly Like Me empowers you to take back the care of your hair so you can let your own beautiful curls shine.

    Teri LaFlesh spent nearly thirty years working to find a way to make her curls happy. Not wanting anyone else to go through with their hair what she did with hers inspired Teri to create the popular Web site TightlyCurly.com and to write Curly Like Me.

  • Credit Risk Modeling using Excel and VBA

    It is common to blame the inadequacy of credit risk models for the fact that the financial crisis has caught many market participants by surprise. On closer inspection, though, it often appears that market participants failed to understand or to use the models correctly. The recent events therefore do not invalidate traditional credit risk modeling as described in the first edition of the book. A second edition is timely, however, because the first dealt relatively briefly with instruments featuring prominently in the crisis (CDSs and CDOs). In addition to expanding the coverage of these instruments, the book will focus on modeling aspects which were of particular relevance in the financial crisis (e.g. estimation error) and demonstrate the usefulness of credit risk modelling through case studies.

    This book provides practitioners and students with an intuitive, hands-on introduction to modern credit risk modelling.  Every chapter starts with an explanation of the methodology and then the authors take the reader step by step through the implementation of the methods in Excel and VBA.  They focus specifically on risk management issues and cover default probability estimation (scoring, structural models, and transition matrices), correlation and portfolio analysis, validation, as well as credit default swaps and structured finance.

    The book has an accompanying website, http://loeffler-posch.com/, which has been specially updated for this Second Edition and contains slides and exercises for lecturers.

  • Graphic Standards Field Guide to Building Construction

    The perfect companion to Architectural Graphic Standards, this field guide provides the same standard architectural details and drawings that professionals count on from Graphic Standards, and adds useful photographs and interpretive information. The small trim size and durable binding makes it easy for architects and related professionals to keep this resource on hand when on-site or meeting with project team members. Organized to follow CSI?s MasterFormat?? and in line with the International Building Code, this reference helps the professional address issues pertaining to commercial building construction.

  • Integrated Vector Management: Controlling Vectors of Malaria and Other Insect Vector Borne Diseases

    Diseases transmitted by insects continue to have a major impact onhuman populations. Malaria, dengue, onchocerciasis, sleepingsickness and leishmaniasis all adversely affect man. Malaria is oneof the most important causes of child mortality and reduceseconomic development in many countries, with agriculturalproductivity often greatly reduced, as many vectors are active inthe wet season favourable for crop production. Vector control iscrucial to reduce the extent to which drugs are needed to treat thediseases, as the parasite can become resistant, or the drugs areoften too expensive for those living in rural areas and urban slumsmost affected by these diseases.

    Chemical control of vectors is often the only method that canreduce vector populations in a disease epidemic, but with vectorsdeveloping resistance to insecticides, there is increasingawareness that a single control method is often insufficient andalso that chemical control must be integrated where possible withother control measures.

    In Integrated Vector Management, Graham Matthews coversthe main chemical methods of vector control, including the use ofindoor residual spraying, space treatments, the use of treated bednets and larviciding, but also stresses the importance of drainageschemes and improvement of houses to prevent access of indoorvectors, techniques that have largely been responsible for reducingthe risk of vector borne diseases in Europe and the USA. This bookcombines practical information from successful vector controlprogrammes, including early use of DDT, and recent research into avital resource for all those now involved in combating insectvector borne diseases.

    Integrated Vector Management is an essential tool, notonly for medical entomologists and those directly involved ingovernment health departments, but also for all those who providethe skills and management needed to operate successful area-widevector management programmes. Libraries in all universities andresearch establishments world-wide, where biological sciences,medicine and agriculture are studied and taught should havemultiple copies of this important book.

  • Timber Construction Manual

    The Timber Construction Manual has become the definitive design and construction industry source for building with structural glued laminated timber. Revised to cover the 2011 National Design Specification for Wood from the National Forest Products Association, IBC 2009 ASCE 7-10, and AITC 117-2004, this new edition contains the latest design procedures for glulam construction and an expanded collection of real-world design examples supported with detailed schematic drawings. Information and recommendations are based on the most reliable technical data available and reflect commercial purposes found to be the most practical.

  • Schools for All Kinds of Minds: Boosting Student Success by Embracing Learning Variation

    This book shows how schools can--and must--develop expertise in "learning variation" (understanding how different kinds of minds learn) and apply this knowledge to classroom instruction in order to address the chronic learning challenges and achievement gap faced by millions of students. Barringer shows how using what we know about learning variation with a focus on discovering learning strengths, not just deficits, can help schools create plans for success for those students who often find it elusive. The book specifically addresses how school leaders can incorporate this knowledge into instructional practice and school-level policy through various professional development strategies.  

    Schools for All Kinds of Minds:

    • Provides a readable synthesis of the latest research from neuroscience, cognitive science, and child and adolescent development as it relates to understanding learning and its many variations.
    • Links this information to strategies for understanding struggling learners and adapting school practices to accommodate a wider array of learning differences in a classroom.
    • Demonstrates how this understanding of learning variation can change the way teachers and others help students succeed in various academic and content areas and acquire necessary 21st century skills.
    • Includes discussion questions and facilitator guidelines for staff developers and teacher education programs; downloadable forms that accompany exercises from within the book; an action plan for schools to implement the ideas found in the book; and more.

  • Handbook of Digital Imaging

    A comprehensive and practical analysis and overview of the imaging chain through acquisition, processing and display

    The Handbook of Digital Imaging provides a coherent overview of the imaging science amalgam, focusing on the capture, storage and display of images. The volumes are arranged thematically to provide a seamless analysis of the imaging chain from source (image acquisition) to destination (image print/display). The coverage is planned to have a very practical orientation to provide a comprehensive source of information for practicing engineers designing and developing modern digital imaging systems. The content will be drawn from all aspects of digital imaging including optics, sensors, quality, control, colour encoding and decoding, compression, projection and display.

    Contains approximately 50, highly illustrated articles (ranging from 20-40 pages), printed in full colour throughout Comprehensive 3-volume set, also available on Wiley Online Library.

    Over 50 Contributors, with contributors from Europe, US and Asia. Contributors are both and from academia and industry.

    The 3 volumes will be organized thematically for enhanced usability:
    Volume 1: Image Capture and Storage
    Volume 2: Image Display and Reproduction / Image Display and Projection / Hardcopy Technology / Halftoning and Physical Evaluation / Models for Halftone Reproduction
    Volume 3: Imaging System Applications / Media Imaging / Remote Imaging / Medical and Forensic Imaging

    Ideal for engineers and designers in the dynamic global imaging and display industries.

  • The Green Screen Handbook: Real-World Production Techniques

    Make movies and videos with green screen compositing technology with The Green Screen Handbook: Real-World Production Techniques. This unique guide is a comprehensive how-to of professional production techniques, step-by-step instruction, and tips that can save you time and money. Learn when to use green screens instead of blue, find out how the pros operate in professional studios, and get amazing results even on a shoestring budget.

    Topics include matting and keying basics; setups using fabric, portable background panels, or paint; lighting and digital camera essentials; broadcast TV hardware switchers; professional HD and major motion picture compositing; multiple-colored screen composites (background, foregrounds, and objects); directing storyboards and talent; working with virtual sets; motion tracking; and much more.

    • See how to plan, set up, and execute your shots to reduce fixes in post
    • Choose the right keying process for your project
    • Master basic shooting setups and live broadcast keying
    • Understand proper lighting and how to match subjects to the background
    • Create a working storyboard and learn how to select and direct talent
    • Composite your footage and fix problem shots
    • Work creatively with virtual sets, motion tracking, and match moving
    • Master techniques that apply to all compositing software and plug-ins

    The DVD includes sample footage and all project files to accompany the chapters in the book.

    Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

  • Frommer′s® Cruises and Ports of Call

    Completely revised, Frommer?s Cruises & Ports of Call features photos of all the major ship classes that sail out of North American homeports. You?ll also get up-to-the-minute coverage of all the lines servicing North America and the Caribbean, as well as in-depth ship coverage so you can choose the ship that?s best for you. Our authors, longtime cruisers, hit all the major ports of call on the North American and Caribbean cruise routes, from Oahu and Vancouver to New York and St. Thomas. Their candid reviews will help you find the choices that suit your tastes and budget.

  • Troika: A Communicative Approach to Russian Language, Life, and Culture

    This communicative "natural approach" to introductory Russian emphasizes reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Everyday topics are presented to allow readers to begin communicating immediately. Grammar is presented as a necessary tool for communication and is introduced throughout. The book aims at comparing and contrasting cultures, rather than presenting the target culture only.

  • All Hands on Deck: 8 Essential Lessons for Building a Culture of Ownership

    In the stormy seas of today?s world economy, organizations need all hands on deck

    In the stormy seas of today?s world economy, organizations need people to own their work, not just rent a spot on the organization chart. All Hands on Deck is a fun-to-read story that is both a business strategy book about creating competitive advantage through corporate culture, and a personal development book that will inspire readers to be more committed and engaged with their work and their organizations. Drawing upon the wisdom of some of the greatest and most beloved business leaders of the 20th century, this essential guide:

    • Creates a virtual roadmap for building a culture of ownership where so workers are inspired to think and act like partners in the enterprise, and not just hired hands
    • Shares practical and proven strategies for earning employee buy-in and commitment to the values, vision, and purpose of the organization
    • Features the real-world wisdom of some of the most successful and beloved business leaders of the 20th century, including Walt Disney, Ray Kroc, Mary Kay Ash, Bill Hewlett, and Dave Packard

    A stirring resource for today?s business environment, All Hands on Deck shares the tools you need to create an organization that competes and succeeds in today?s turbulent world, and the inspiration that your people need to put those tools to work.

  • Convert!: Designing Web Sites to Increase Traffic and Conversion

    Solve your traffic troubles and turn browsers into buyers

    When web design expert Ben Hunt set out to quantify the difference between an ordinary web site and a great one, he expected to find the key in design simplicity. But when his team more than doubled the conversion rates for a wide range of sites, they identified simple yet powerful solutions involving design, copy, appropriate analysis, classic optimization techniques, and targeted testing. You?ll find the fixes easy to implement, and they?re all right here.

    • Understand the essentials - your market, your proposition, and your delivery.
    • Create a site that is seen by the right people, provides a compelling experience, and generates the desired action.
    • Learn how to use testing to improve your site?s conversion rate.
    • Discover the holistic nature of web site optimization and why multiplicity matters.
    • Examine dozens of simple techniques for building traffic, engaging your audience, and crafting effective calls to action.
    • Combine creativity with analysis for the best possible results.

    Ben Hunt is Principal Consultant for Scratchmedia Ltd. He operates webdesignfromscratch.com, which provides tutorials and advice to over 120,000 web developers each month. Ben has been designing, coding, and producing web sites for clients worldwide for more than 15 years, and is considered a leader in the web usability industry.

    Forewords by Ken McCarthy, founder of the System Seminar, and Drayton Bird, Drayton Bird Associates.

  • Virtual Team Success: A Practical Guide for Working and Leading from a Distance

    This book leverages robust research studies and provides a practical resource for virtual team members and leaders. Based on a research study which is one of the most comprehensive studies ever conducted on virtual teams, this book offers a wealth of solid recommendations. To help organizations and leaders enhance virtual team performance, the book includes information on: key challenges, factors for success, characteristics of effective virtual teams, a model for success, effective practices, enhancing performance of low performing teams. The book also includes sections on future challenges and issues.

  • Windows 7 For Dummies® Book + DVD Bundle

    A terrific value-a full-size book plus video demonstrations of key Windows 7 tasks

    Windows 7 is Microsoft?s much-anticipated new release of the operating system that powers nearly 90% of the world?s computers. This two-for-one package provides the step-by-step guidance that will get you up and running with all the exciting new features.

    This bundle includes the complete Windows 7 For Dummies book plus a DVD with two hours of video training. Featuring the expert advice you get in the book, the DVD shows you how to accomplish various Windows tasks and displays the screens you?ll see as you proceed.

    • A two-for-one value - the full-size Windows 7 For Dummies book plus two hours of video training on DVD
    • Windows 7 has new features, an interface with more graphical elements, better interactivitiy with other devices, and faster speed
    • Whether you?re new to computers or just to Windows 7, this handy package provides a simple, easy-to-use guide plus video illustration to help you accomplish basic tasks in Windows
    • Covers the things most books assume you already know, as well as how to work with files and programs, get things done online, and customize Windows 7
    • Shows you how to use movie, music, and photo management features, how to upgrade your system, and how to fix common problems you?ll encounter
    • DVD shows you what you?ll see on the screen as you master each step

    This great book-and-DVD package will have you comfortably using Windows 7 faster than you can say 1-2-3!

  • Winning with Customers: A Playbook for B2B

    Do Your Customers Make More Money Doing Business With You?

    Knowing the answer can help you build measurable and valuable customer relationships, outperform the competition, and unlock profitable growth.

    Companies are blind to opportunities for profitable customer relationships without a deep understanding of how they create customer value relative to competitors. With a rigorous and measurable understanding of how customers make more money today and in the future with you, combined with supporting plans and tools to align the entire organization for success, a company can win and win big. Winning with Customers offers a step-by-step playbook to help companies develop this capability for themselves, act on it, build a culture around it and sustain it over time. The playbook includes case studies, interviews, and tools from leading B2B companies who have demonstrated success. Written by recognized business thought leaders and practitioners, this book will guide you to profitable growth. The book also serves as a launch point into a community of like-minded executives that includes a companion website which offers exercises, access to thought leaders, and other tools help you win with customers.

  • The CSI Construction Contract Administration Practice Guide

    Get the must-have reference on construction contract administration -- and the essential study aid for the Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA) Exam.

    The CSI Construction Contract Administration Practice Guide:

    • Takes an in-depth look at standard contract documents and their successful use in construction projects.
    • Provides expert commentary on various standard forms and their use in documenting design decisions made during project construction and providing for clear project communications.
    • Discusses the roles and responsibilities of all parties to construction agreements and their effective management.
    • Packaged with the book is an access code which provides access to a password-protected Web site with bonus content, including a PDF of the printed book and copies of CSI format documents, such as UniFormat and SectionFormat/PageFormat.

    This easy-to-follow guide offers invaluable tips all construction professionals can immediately put to use for improving the overall skill and efficiency of document preparation that accurately conveys stated goals, ensuring that all interested individuals receive fair representation throughout the entire construction process.

    Part of the CSI Practice Guides, a library of comprehensive references specifically and carefully designed for the construction professional. Each book examines important concepts and best practices integral to a particular aspect of the building process.

  • PowerPoint 2010 Bible

    Master PowerPoint and improve your presentation skills-with one book!

    It?s no longer enough to have slide after slide of text, bullets, and charts. It?s not even enough to have good speaking skills if your PowerPoint slides bore your audience. Get the very most out of all that PowerPoint 2010 has to offer while also learning priceless tips and techniques for making good presentations in this new PowerPoint 2010 Bible. Well-known PowerPoint expert and author Faithe Wempen provides formatting tips; shows you how to work with drawings, tables, and SmartArt; introduces new collaboration tools; walks you through five special presentation labs; and more.

    Coverage includes:

    • A First Look at PowerPoint
    • What Makes a Great Presentation?
    • Creating and Saving Presentation Files
    • Creating Slides and Text Boxes
    • Working with Layouts, Themes, and Masters
    • Formatting Paragraphs and Text Boxes
    • Correcting and Improving Text
    • Creating and Formatting Tables
    • Drawing and Formatting Objects
    • Creating SmartArt Diagrams
    • Using and Organizing Clip Art
    • Working with Photographic Images
    • Working with Charts
    • Incorporating Content from Other Programs
    • Adding Sound Effects, Music, and Soundtracks
    • Incorporating Motion Video
    • Creating Animation Effects and Transitions
    • Creating Support Materials
    • Preparing for a Live Presentation
    • Designing User-Interactive or Self-Running Presentations
    • Preparing a Presentation for Mass Distribution
    • Sharing and Collaborating
    • Customizing PowerPoint
    • Presenting Content Without Bulleted Lists
    • Adding Sound and Movement to a Presentation
    • Creating a Menu-Based Navigation System
    • Creating a Classroom Game

    It?s the book you need to succeed with PowerPoint 2010 and your next live presentation!

  • Horticultural Reviews: Horticultural Reviews V36

    Horticultural Reviews presents state-of-the-art reviews on topics in horticultural science and technology covering both basic and applied research. Topics covered include the horticulture of fruits, vegetables, nut crops, and ornamentals. These review articles, written by world authorities, bridge the gap between the specialized researcher and the broader community of horticultural scientists and teachers.

  • Bass Guitar Exercises For Dummies

    Learn to play bass guitar quickly and easily with this guide and bonus interactive CD!

    The bass guitar is utilized in almost every single genre of music-rock, classical, jazz, metal, funk, and country just to name a few. Bass Guitar Exercises For Dummies provides bassists an opportunity to dabble with all these styles and more. Regardless of your intended musical style, this hands-on guide provides the tips and drills designed to help perfect your playing ability.

    • Features a wide variety of over 300 exercises and technique-building practice opportunities tailored to bass guitar
    • From classic blues bass rhythms to funk, rock, and reggae bass patterns, players of all styles benefit from the exercises and chords presented
    • Shows you proper hand and body posture and fingering and hand positions
    • Each lesson concludes with a music piece for you to try
    • The audio CD includes practice pieces that accompany the exercises and drills presented in each section
    • Helps you build your strength, endurance, and dexterity when playing bass

    Whether you?re a beginner bass player or you?re looking to stretch your playing skills, Bass Guitar Exercises For Dummies is the book for you!

    CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.


  • The Mindful Coach: Seven Roles for Facilitating Leader Development

    Written for executive coaches, teachers, and other development professionals, the book explores the  seven roles or Voices that coaches assume while working with a client. The Voices are: Master, Partner, Investigator, Reflector, Teacher, Guide and Contractor. Silsbee illuminates the dynamic relationship between these roles, and integrates them in an intelligent roadmap for any coaching conversation. This book offers a helpful resource for internal and external executive coaches as well as leader coaches, consultants, trainers, teachers, and facilitators.

  • Technical Math For Dummies®

    Technical Math For Dummies is your one-stop, hands-on guide to acing the math courses you’ll encounter as you work toward getting your degree, certification, or license in the skilled trades. You’ll get easy-to-follow, plain-English guidance on mathematical formulas and methods that professionals use every day in the automotive, health, construction, licensed trades, maintenance, and other trades. You’ll learn how to apply concepts of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry and their formulas related to occupational areas of study. Plus, you’ll find out how to perform basic arithmetic operations and solve word problems as they’re applied to specific trades. Maps to a course commonly required by vocational schools, community and technical college, or for certification in the skilled trades Covers the basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry Helps professionals keep pace with job demands Whether you’re a student currently enrolled in a program or a professional who is already in the work force, Technical Math For Dummies gives you everything you need to improve your math skills and get ahead of the pack.

  • Smart Parenting for Smart Kids: Nurturing Your Child's True Potential

    WINNER! Mom?s Choice Gold Award for parenting books -- Mom?s Choice Awards: The best in family-friendly media

    "My kid is smart, but..."

    It takes more than school smarts to create a fulfilling life. In fact, many bright children face special challenges:

    • Some are driven by perfectionism;
    • Some are afraid of effort, because they?re used to instant success;
    • Some routinely butt heads with authority figures;
    • Some struggle to get along with their peers;
    • Some are outwardly successful but just don?t feel good about themselves.

    This practical and compassionate book explains the reasons behind these struggles and offers parents do-able strategies to help children cope with feelings, embrace learning, and build satisfying relationships. Drawing from research as well as the authors' clinical experience, it focuses on the essential skills children need to make the most of their abilities and become capable, confident, and caring people.

  • Live-Work Planning and Design: Zero-Commute Housing

    Although the live-work concept is now accepted among progressive urban design and planning professionals, the specifics that define the term, and its application, remain sketchy. This encyclopedic work is sure to change that, providing the critical information that is needed by architects, planners and citizens.

    -Peter Katz, Author, The New Urbanism, and Planning Director, Arlington County, Virginia

    Live-Work Planning and Design is the only comprehensive guide to the design and planning of live-work spaces for architects, designers, and urban planners. Readers will learn from built examples of live-work, both new construction and renovation, in a variety of locations. Urban planners, developers, and economic development staff will learn how various municipalities have developed and incorporated live-work within building codes and city plans. The author, whose pioneering website, www.live-work.com, has been guiding practitioners and users of live-work since 1998, is the United States? leading expert on the subject.

  • Mainsail Trimming - An Illustrated Guide

    Uncover the secrets to sailing fast whilst remaining in control.

    Mainsail trimming is not only a physically and mentally demanding role on a boat; it is also one of the most crucial. You need a deep and subtle appreciation of sail shapes and the controls used to achieve them. Most significantly, the role requires an obsession with acquiring and retaining speed.

    This book is here to help and it has been written in a groundbreaking way. Every effort has been made to simplify the subject and explain everything that you need to know without blinding you with science. Sailing terminology has been reined-in as much as possible and only information relating to mainsail trimming has been included.

    High quality photographs and illustrations are used throughout to simplify this complex subject. This is achieved by showing the sail shapes needed to make the boat go fast and stay under control. Only one sailing role is dealt with to further simplify the subject and make sailing more accessible to the newcomer.

  • Implementing Value Pricing: A Radical Business Model for Professional Firms

    The overwhelming majority of professional firms price their services by the antiquated hourly billing method, a method with many flaws. This new book demonstrates there is a superior model to price for professional services, a business model change from "We sell time," to "We sell intellectual Capital." Focused on the art of pricing commensurate with external value created, this volume uniquely views value as seen through the eyes of the customer. This is an essential resource for professionals in the accounting, law, IT, advertising, consulting, architectural, actuarial, and engineering fields.

  • Political Ecology: A Critical Introduction

    This fully updated new edition introduces the core concepts, central thinkers, and major works of the burgeoning field of political ecology.

    • Explores the key arguments and contemporary explanatory challenges facing the sub-discipline
    • Provides the first full history of the development of political ecology over the last century and its theoretical underpinnings
    • Considers the major challenges facing the field now and for the future
    • Study boxes introduce key figures in the development of the discipline and summarize their most important works
    • Fully updated to include recent events, such as the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill, as well as both urban and rural examples, from the developed and underdeveloped world

  • Microeconomics

    As a study guide, this handbook really stands out. It explains the principles very clearly in a logical order and it uses a lot of examples and cases for students to practise the new techniques. The chapters start with a story to show the reallife relevance of the concepts, which is clearly appreciated by the students. Highly recommended for teaching first-year students!

    Dr Catherine Schaumans, University of Tilburg, The Netherlands

  • Coastal Geomorphology: An Introduction

    Coastal Geomorphology, Second Edition is a comprehensive andsystematic introduction to this subject and demonstrates thedynamic nature of coastal landforms, providing a background foranalytical planning and management strategies in coastal areas thatare subject to continuing changes.

    This introductory textbook has been completely revised andupdated, and is accompanied by a website which provides additionalillustrations, global examples, case-studies and more detailed andadvanced information on topics referenced in the book, togetherwith explanations of terminology, annotated references and researchmaterial.

  • Credit Models and the Crisis: A Journey into CDOs, Copulas, Correlations and Dynamic Models

    The recent financial crisis has highlighted the need for better valuation models and risk management procedures, better understanding of structured products, and has called into question the actions of many financial institutions. It has become commonplace to blame the inadequacy of credit risk models, claiming that the crisis was due to sophisticated and obscure products being traded, but practitioners have for a long time been aware of the dangers and limitations of credit models. It would seem that a lack of understanding of these models is the root cause of their failures but until now little analysis had been published on the subject and, when published, it had gained very limited attention. Credit Models and the Crisis is a succinct but technical analysis of the key aspects of the credit derivatives modeling problems, tracing the development (and flaws) of new quantitative methods for credit derivatives and CDOs up to and through the credit crisis. Responding to the immediate need for clarity in the market and academic research environments, this book follows the development of credit derivatives and CDOs at a technical level, analyzing the impact, strengths and weaknesses of methods ranging from the introduction of the Gaussian Copula model and the related implied correlations to the introduction of arbitrage-free dynamic loss models capable of calibrating all the tranches for all the maturities at the same time. It also illustrates the implied copula, a method that can consistently account for CDOs with different attachment and detachment points but not for different maturities, and explains why the Gaussian Copula model is still used in its base correlation formulation. The book reports both alarming pre-crisis research and market examples, as well as commentary through history, using data up to the end of 2009, making it an important addition to modern derivatives literature. With banks and regulators struggling to fully analyze at a technical level, many of the flaws in modern financial models, it will be indispensable for quantitative practitioners and academics who want to develop stable and functional models in the future.

  • The Origins of the Universe for Dummies

    Do you want to learn about the physical origin of the Universe, but don't have the rest of eternity to read up on it? Do you want to know what scientists know about where you and your planet came from, but without the science blinding you? 'Course you do - and who better than For Dummies to tackle the biggest, strangest and most wonderful question there is!

    The Origins of the Universe For Dummies covers:

    • Early ideas about our universe
    • Modern cosmology
    • Big Bang theory
    • Dark matter and gravity
    • Galaxies and solar systems
    • Life on earth
    • Finding life elsewhere
    • The Universe's forecast

  • Behavioral Biometrics: A Remote Access Approach

    With the advent of the internet as a medium for performing business transactions, the need for a secure communication channel has never been more paramount. The study of behavioral biometrics - the verification and/or identification of individuals based on the way they provide information to an authentication system - originated from the need for a small footprint, versatile alternative to expensive hardware-based, or physiological, biometrics. As an emerging alternative to these traditional and more well-known physiological biometrics such as fingerprinting or iris scans, behavorial biometrics can offer state-of-the-art solutions to identity management requirements as either a stand-alone system or part of a multi-biometric security system.

    Whilst there are many existing texts that focus on physiological biometrics or algorithmic approaches deployed in biometrics, Behavioral Biometrics addresses a gap in the existing literature for a text that is solely dedicated to the topic of behavioral biometrics. The author

    • presents a thorough analysis of the latest research into well-known techniques such as signature verification and voice recognition, as well more recently developed and ground-breaking techniques including keyboard/ mouse dynamics, gait analysis, odour analysis and salinity testing, which are ever increasing in reliability;
    • discusses exciting future trends that focus on the brain-computer interface using EEG technology and may one day enable human-machine interaction via brainwave patterns;
    • describes the central applications for the technology within e-commerce and related industries, and provides a number of comprehensive case studies of major implementations that provide the user with a strong sense of the approaches employed in the various subdomains of behavioral biometrics.
    • provides a comprehensive glossary of terms as well as a rich set of references and websites that enable the reader to explore and augment topics as required.

    Behavioral Biometrics will appeal to graduate and postgraduate students, as well as researchers wishing to explore this fascinating research topic, in areas of biometrics and computer science including classification algorithms, pattern recognition, artificial intelligence & security and digital forensics. In addition, it will serve as a reference for system integrators, CIOs, and related professionals who are charged with implementing security features at their organization. 

  • Essentials of Venture Capital

    The first comprehensive guide for mastering venture capital

    Essentials of Venture Capital is your guide to understanding how venture capital and technology finance works from the inside out. Author Alexander Haislip easily explains the most complex concepts in venture capital and how the business is evolving to meet modern market needs. He illuminates the opaque industry that drives innovation in Silicon Valley and beyond.

    • Learn how venture capital firms are organized and managed
    • Develop techniques for fundraising and making high-growth investments
    • Understand preferred stock provisions and startup valuation methods
    • Navigate recent regulatory changes and evaluate investment returns

    The author draws on more than half a decade of experience and interviews with high-level investors in the U.S. and abroad. Whether you are contemplating a career in this industry, hoping to raise money for an entrepreneurial endeavor, or are already a seasoned veteran of venture finance, the book?s insights and real-world examples will cement your understanding. Essentials of Venture Capital is the first comprehensive book to explain venture capital, how it is changing and what it will look like in the future.

  • Windows® 7 Secrets®

    Tips, tricks, treats, and secrets revealed on the latest operating system from Microsoft: Windows 7

    You already know the ups and downs of Windows Vista-now it?s time to learn the ins and outs of Windows 7! Internationally recognized Windows experts, Microsoft insiders, and authors Paul Thurrott and Rafael Rivera cut through the hype to pull away the curtain and reveal useful information not found anywhere else. Regardless of your level of knowledge, you?ll discover little-known facts on how things work, what?s new and different, and how you can modify Windows 7 to meet your own specific needs.

    A witty, conversational tone tells you what you need to know to go from Windows user to Windows expert and doesn?t waste time with basic computer topics while point-by-point comparisons demonstrate the difference between Windows 7 features and functionality to those in Windows XP and Vista.

    • Windows 7 is the exciting update to Microsoft?s operating system
    • Authors are internationally known Windows experts and Microsoft insiders
    • Exposes tips, tricks, and secrets on the new features and functionality of Windows 7
    • Reveals best practices for customizing the system to work for you
    • Investigates the differences between Windows 7 and previous versions of Windows

    No need to whisper! Window 7 Secrets is the ultimate insider?s guide to Microsoft?s most exciting Windows version in years.

  • Precalculus: Student Solutions Manual

    Engineers looking for an accessible approach to calculus will appreciate Young s introduction. The book offers a clear writing style that helps reduce any math anxiety they may have while developing their problem-solving skills. It incorporates Parallel Words and Math boxes that provide detailed annotations which follow a multi-modal approach. Your Turn exercises reinforce concepts by allowing them to see the connection between the exercises and examples. A five-step problem solving method is also used to help engineers gain a stronger understanding of word problems.

  • Coeliac Disease: Nursing Care and Management

    Coeliac Disease: Nursing Care and Management provides nurses with the knowledge and evidence base to understand the impact of the diagnosis of Coeliac disease, and examine the long term treatment and management of the condition. The authors take the reader through an investigative journey from the history of the disease through its pathology, characteristics, diagnosis, treatment and management. Clinical case studies bring to life both the physical and psychosocial aspects of care of patients making this an ideal text for clinical nurse specialists, Gastroenterology nurses and Endoscopy nurses.

  • Nautical Calculation Practical Companion

    A handy, splash-proof, on-the-water reference guide for every calculation needed for coastal and offshore navigation, plus all the frequently needed (but often forgotten) equations and formulae needed afloat. Each topic is followed by a worked example, and line drawings to illustrate the process. It is an aide-memoire, not a textbook. Explanations have been kept to a minimum and if you wish to see proofs then you must look elsewhere.

  • Living Vegan For Dummies

    The fun and easy way® to live a vegan lifestyle

    Are you thinking about becoming a vegan? Already a practicing vegan? More than 3 million Americans currently live a vegan lifestyle, and that number is growing. Living Vegan For Dummies is your one-stop resource for understanding vegan practices, sharing them with your friends and loved ones, and maintaining a vegan way of life.

    This friendly, practical guide explains the types of products that vegans abstain from eating and consuming, and provides healthy and animal-free options. You?ll see how to create a balanced, nutritious vegan diet; read food and product labels to determine animal-derived product content; and stock a vegan pantry. You?ll also get 40 great-tasting recipes to expand your cooking repertoire.

    • Features expert guidance in living a vegan lifestyle and explaining it to friends and family
    • Includes proper dietary guidelines so you can get the nutrition you need
    • Gives you several action plans for making the switch to veganism
    • Provides parents with everything they need to understand and support their children?s choices

    With the tips and advice in Living Vegan For Dummies, you can truly live and enjoy a vegan way of life!

  • A Guide to Forensic Accounting Investigation

    Recent catastrophic business failures have caused some to rethink the value of the audit, with many demanding that auditors take more responsibility for fraud detection. This book provides forensic accounting specialists?experts in uncovering fraud?with new coverage on the latest PCAOB Auditing Standards, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, options fraud, as well as fraud in China and its implications. Auditors are equipped with the necessary practical aids, case examples, and skills for identifying situations that call for extended fraud detection procedures.

  • iPhone 3GS Portable Genius: Also covers iPhone 3G

    Get up to speed with the most essential tips, tricks, and shortcuts for the iPhone 3G S

    The popularity of the first generation of iPhone was unarguably impressive. Then came the iPhone 3G (third generation) with its support for faster broadband wireless networks, built-in GPS capabilities, and better battery life and it didn?t disappoint. Next up is the iPhone 3G S ("s" for "speed") and expectations are staggering. This handy, compact guide gets you up to speed on all the essential tips, tricks, and techniques for making the most of the jaw-dropping iPhone 3G S.

    Popular bestselling author Paul McFedries shares more than 225 color screen shots and reveals little-know facts about the 3G S. He shows you how to make the most of its built-in 3 megapixel autofocus camera, video capture, and editing capabilities; voice dialing and voice recognition; and more.

    • Bestselling author Paul McFedries uncovers essential tips on the new iPhone 3G S, Apple?s newest generation of iPhones
    • Skips the fluff and gets down to business on how to maximize the speed and lifespan of the iPhone 3G S
    • Unearths tips for using the built-in 3 megapixel autofocus camera, video capture, and editing abilities
    • Features more than 200 color screen shots that demonstrate various options of the 3G S, including voice dialing and voice recognition

    Eager to experience the most from your iPhone 3G S? Then this is the guide for you!

  • Ethics For Dummies

    An easy-to-grasp guide to addressing the principles of ethics and applying them to daily life

    How do you define "good" versus "evil?" Do you know the difference between moral "truth" and moral relativity? Whether or not you know Aristotle from Hume, Ethics For Dummies will get you comfortable with the centuries-old study of ethical philosophy quickly and effectively!

    Ethics For Dummies is a practical, friendly guide that takes the headache out of the often-confusing subject of ethics. In plain English, it examines the controversial facets of ethical thought, explores the problem of evil, demystifies the writings and theories of such great thinkers through the ages as Aristotle, Confucius, Descartes, Kant, Nietzsche, and so much more.

    • Provides the tools to tackle and understand today?s important questions and ethical dilemmas
    • Shows you how to apply the concepts and theories of ethical philosophy to your everyday life
    • Other title by Panza: Existentialism For Dummies

    Whether you?re currently enrolled in an ethics course or are interested in living a good life but are vexed with ethical complexities, Ethics For Dummies has you covered!

  • Ex3: Exquisite Expressions with Photoshop Elements 9

    Delve into new creative endeavors with this unique guide to Photoshop Elements 9 Adobe Photoshop Elements is the leading consumer-level photo editing software for both Mac and Windows users. This one-of-a-kind guide demonstrates creative effects you can accomplish with Photoshop Elements, using five gallery-quality images to illustrate each tutorial. Every lesson includes the specific shooting information used for the photo and details of the Elements treatments applied to transform it. With its unique 9x9" format and spectacular photographs, this book is unlike any other Photoshop Elements guide available. Photoshop Elements is the number one photo editing software for consumer use and is available for both Mac and Windows This guide provides tutorials for specific creative explorations using Photoshop Elements, illustrated with gallery-quality images presented in a before-and-after format Special "Capture Notes" provide the camera and setting information for each photo, while "Digital Notes" offer the details about the Elements treatments used to alter or enhance it Spreads of spectacular images at the end of each chapter demonstrate the aesthetic quality one can achieve Unique in size, image quality, and approach, Ex3 teases your creativity while it provides step-by-step guidance to key features of Photoshop Elements.

  • The IEP from A to Z: How to Create Meaningful and Measurable Goals and Objectives

    A truly comprehensive, teacher- and parent-friendly guide to creating clear and effective IEPs

    With the skyrocketing diagnoses of ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, and related conditions in U.S. schools, there is a growing need for information on creating effective IEPs for exceptional students. The IEP From A to Z is a step-by-step guide showing teachers and parents how to get the right education plan in place for students with ADHD, Autism/Asperger?s, Emotional/Behavioral Disturbance, and related conditions.

    • Provides easy-to-understand explanations of the special education process along with a wealth of sample effective IEPs
    • Explains what is most important for educators and parents to keep in mind during IEP development
    • Provides content area-specific sample goal and objective templates, general teaching tips for maintaining the IEP, and useful resources

    From nationally recognized experts in the special education field, this book guides readers through the process of writing thoughtful, intelligent Individualized Education Plans that deliver high-quality, need-based educational programming to exceptional students.

  • Advances in Industrial Mixing: A Companion to the Handbook of Industrial Mixing

    Advances in Industrial Mixing is a companion volume and update to the Handbook of Industrial Mixing. The second volume fills in gaps for a number of industries that were not covered in the first edition. Significant changes in five of the fundamental areas are covered in entirely updated or new chapters. The original text is provided as a searchable pdf file on the accompanying USB.

    • This book explains industrial mixers and mixing problems clearly and concisely.
    • Gives practical insights by the top professionals in the field, combining industrial design standards with fundamental insight.
    • Details applications in 14 key industries. Six of these are new since the first edition.
    • Provides the professional with information he/she did not receive in school.
    • Five completely rewritten chapters on mixing fundamentals where significant advances have happened since the first edition and seven concise update chapters which summarize critical technical information.

  • Thousands of Images, Now What?: Painlessly Organize, Save, and Back Up Your Digital Photos

    Tackle the challenges of digital photo file management!

    If you find yourself with more digital photos than you know what to do with or at a loss as to how to begin organizing them all, then Digital Asset Management (DAM) is your solution. This incredibly helpful book answers such common questions as: how should I manage the sheer volume of images? How can I make sure my pictures are safely backed-up? How can I efficiently categorize my images so that I can quickly find the one I?m seeking?

    Professional photographer and author Mike Hagen shows you how to organize, save, and back-up your digital photos by creating a filing and back-up system that are both efficient and effective. He walks you through the steps necessary to successfully maintain an orderly archiving system so that you can quickly store, save, and retrieve your images.

    • Digital Asset Management (DAM) helps you organize, save, and back-up your digital photos
    • Explains how to efficiently and effectively create an intuitive filing system that is right for you
    • Answers frequently asked questions regarding storing, saving, and retrieving images
    • Encourages you to create a successful digital photo archive that, once created, will be easy to maintain and use

    Say "so long" to your days of being a digital photo pack rat when you put this easy-to-understand, helpful book to use!

  • Nature Photography Photo Workshop

    A how-to guide for capturing stunning photographs in nature

    Photographing nature poses unique challenges and demands that you have special skills and a working knowledge of how to work in and with nature. This Photo Workshop is a must-have how-to guide for shooting nature images in nearly any situation you might encounter.

    You?ll learn which equipment is right in different settings and why it should be used, how to get an amazing photo of a fast-moving animal, and how to handle a myriad of tricky weather scenarios. This book covers composition, exposure, fill-flash, special creative techniques, and more. Plus, assignments at the end of each chapter sharpen your skills to for taking unique, artistic nature photographs.

    • Shows you what equipment to use in different settings and why to use it
    • Offers essential advice for photographing a fast-moving animal and dealing with weather obstacles
    • Provides a clear understanding of the basic fundamentals of photography
    • Addresses composition, exposure, fill-flash, creative techniques, and more
    • Shares Photoshop tips for sharpening and improving photos you ve already taken

    Packed with inspirational color photos throughout, this workshop guide encourages you to improve your technique for taking nature photographs.

  • The Truth about Leadership: The No-fads, Heart-of-the-Matter Facts You Need to Know

    A fresh look at what it means to lead from two of the biggest names in leadership

    In these turbulent times, when the very foundations of organizations and societies are shaken, leaders need to move beyond pessimistic predictions, trendy fads, and simplistic solutions. They need to turn to what?s real and what?s proven. In their engaging, personal, and bold new book, Kouzes and Posner reveal ten time-tested truths that show what every leader must know, the questions they must be prepared to answer, and the real-world issues they will likely face.

    • Based on thirty years of research, more than one million responses to Kouzes and Posner?s leadership assessment, and the questions people most want leaders to answer
    • Explores the fundamental, enduring truths of leadership that hold constant regardless of context or circumstance-leaders make a difference, credibility, values, trust, leading by example, heart, and more
    • Shows emerging leaders what they need to know to be effective; fans of The Leadership Challenge will find a dynamic new look at the real challenges leaders face today

    Drawing from cases spanning three generations of leaders from around the world, this is a book leaders can use to do their real and necessary work-bringing about the essential changes that will renew organizations and communities.

  • Supply Chain Management Best Practices

    Learn what it takes to develop and have a "best-in-class" supply chain

    This new edition shows you how to build supply chains that work by illustrating how leading companies are doing it. Identifying world-class supply chains in more than a dozen different industries and explaining in detail how these companies got to where they are, this essential book reveals the proven strategies, solutions, and performance metrics used by leading companies to design their extended enterprises.

    • Identifies proven strategies, solutions, and performance metrics for supply chain management best practice benchmarks
    • Shows how to manage supply chains in a global marketplace and how to choose third-party providers
    • New edition includes new chapters on green supply chains and lean supply chains, and expanded analysis of emerging technologies
    • Includes coverage of supply chain metrics, planning and forecasting, procurement, manufacturing, transportation, globalization, customer service, collaboration, security, and workforce management
    • Written by the Editorial Director of Penton Media?s Supply Chain Group and a Contributing Editor to IndustryWeek magazine

    It also offers guidance on the latest technology, green supply chains, going lean, how to choose third-party logistics providers, and how to manage the supply chain in a global environment.

  • Hack the Planet: Science′s Best Hope - or Worst Nightmare - for Averting Climate Catastrophe

    An inside tour of the incredible and probably dangerous plans to counteract the effects of climate change through experiments that range from the plausible to the fantastic

    David Battisti had arrived in Cambridge expecting a bloodbath. So had many of the other scientists who had joined him for an invitation-only workshop on climate science in 2007, with geoengineering at the top of the agenda. We can?t take deliberately altering the atmosphere seriously, he thought, because there s no way we?ll ever know enough to control it. But by the second day, with bad climate news piling on bad climate news, he was having second thoughts. When the scientists voted in a straw poll on whether to support geoengineering research, Battisti, filled with fear about the future, voted in favor.

    While the pernicious effects of global warming are clear, efforts to reduce the carbon emissions that cause it have fallen far short of what s needed. Some scientists have started exploring more direct and radical ways to cool the planet, such as:

    • Pouring reflective pollution into the upper atmosphere
    • Making clouds brighter
    • Growing enormous blooms of algae in the ocean

    Schemes that were science fiction just a few years ago have become earnest plans being studied by alarmed scientists, determined to avoid a climate catastrophe. In Hack the Planet, Science magazine reporter Eli Kintisch looks more closely at this array of ideas and characters, asking if these risky schemes will work, and just how geoengineering is changing the world.

    Scientists are developing geoengineering techniques for worst-case scenarios. But what would those desperate times look like? Kintisch outlines four circumstances: collapsing ice sheets, megadroughts, a catastrophic methane release, and slowing of the global ocean conveyor belt.

    As incredible and outlandish as many of these plans may seem, could they soon become our only hope for avoiding calamity? Or will the plans of brilliant and well-intentioned scientists cause unforeseeable disasters as they play out in the real world? And does the advent of geoengineering mean that humanity has failed in its role as steward of the planet or taken on a new responsibility? Kintisch lays out the possibilities and dangers of geoengineering in a time of planetary tipping points. His investigation is required reading as the debate over global warming shifts to whether humanity should Hack the Planet.

  • InDesign® CS5 For Dummies®

    Get up to speed on the latest features and enhancements to InDesign CS5

    As the industry standard in professional layout and design, InDesign delivers powerful publishing solutions for magazine, newspaper, and other publishing fields. This introductory book is an easy-to-understand reference for anyone migrating from another software application or those with little-to-no desktop publishing experience. You ll explore InDesign basics and examine the enhancements to InDesign CS5, while you also discover how pages work, build templates, create frames and shapes, manage styles, and much more.

    • InDesign is proving to be an increasingly popular layout and design application; InDesign CS5 includes new functionality and enhanced tools
    • Teaches all the basics for first-time users, including how to open and save your work, arrange objects, work with color, edit text, manage styles, finesse character details, add special type, import and size graphics, set paths, work with tabs, create indices, and more
    • Demonstrates how to calibrate colors, export PDF files, fine-tune paragraph details, create frames and shapes, manipulate objects, and work with automated text

    InDesign CS5 For Dummies offers a straightforward but fun approach to discovering how to get the most from your desktop publishing experience when using InDesign.

  • Coherent Stress Testing: A Bayesian Approach to the Analysis of Financial Stress

    In Coherent Stress Testing: A Bayesian Approach, industry expert Riccardo Rebonato presents a groundbreaking new approach to this important but often undervalued part of the risk management toolkit.

    Based on the author?s extensive work, research and presentations in the area, the book fills a gap in quantitative risk management by introducing a new and very intuitively appealing approach to stress testing based on expert judgement and Bayesian networks. It constitutes a radical departure from the traditional statistical methodologies based on Economic Capital or Extreme-Value-Theory approaches.

    The book is split into four parts. Part I looks at stress testing and at its role in modern risk management. It discusses the distinctions between risk and uncertainty, the different types of probability that are used in risk management today and for which tasks they are best used. Stress testing is positioned as a bridge between the statistical areas where VaR can be effective and the domain of total Keynesian uncertainty. Part II lays down the quantitative foundations for the concepts described in the rest of the book. Part III takes readers through the application of the tools discussed in part II, and introduces two different systematic approaches to obtaining a coherent stress testing output that can satisfy the needs of industry users and regulators. In part IV the author addresses more practical questions such as embedding the suggestions of the book into a viable governance structure.

  • Drawing For Dummies

    The fast and easy way to learn to draw

    Drawing can enrich your life in extraordinary and unexpectedways. Drawing your everyday experiences can change how you andothers see the world, while drawing from your imagination can giverise to fantastic new worlds. And, despite what you may believe,it?s something just about anyone can learn to do.

    Drawing For Dummies offers you a fun, easy way to learnthe drawing basics. Holding fast to the simple philosophy that onlyyou can teach yourself to draw, it gives you the tools you need toexplore the basics and move on to more advanced techniques. Thisrevised edition of one of the most successful For Dummiesguides includes

    • Additional step-by-step instructions for drawing people,animals, still life, and more
    • Coverage of effects, composition, and perspective
    • How-to art projects that show you how to create your drawingsfrom simple geometric shapes to finished artwork

    It?s never too late to unleash the artist within. Let DrawingFor Dummies, 2nd edition put you on the road to discovery andself-expression through drawing.

  • Manufacturing Best Practices: Optimizing Productivity and Product Quality

    World-class tools for businesses to create their own manufacturing best practices

    Providing best practices used throughout the manufacturing sector, Manufacturing Best Practices takes currently available manufacturing tools, such as six Sigma, Lean, ISO and Statistical Process Control (SPC), combined with real world experience, and shows how they can be used to create a culture or philosophy within an organization.

    • Shows that it is not the tools that make best practices, but rather the mindset that can be developed through the use of the tools
    • Provides best practices for manufacturers to pick those that are most applicable to their needs
    • Written for CEOs, CFOs, controllers, and line managers in the manufacturing sector

    Manufacturing Best Practices closely examines the processes, protocols, and philosophies that are used in manufacturing so companies can create their own best practices scenario.

  • Why Don't Students Like School?: A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What It Means for the Classroom

    Easy-to-apply, scientifically-based approaches for engaging students in the classroom

    Cognitive scientist Dan Willingham focuses his acclaimed research on the biological and cognitive basis of learning. His book will help teachers improve their practice by explaining how they and their students think and learn. It reveals-the importance of story, emotion, memory, context, and routine in building knowledge and creating lasting learning experiences.

    • Nine, easy-to-understand principles with clear applications for the classroom
    • Includes surprising findings, such as that intelligence is malleable, and that you cannot develop "thinking skills" without facts
    • How an understanding of the brain?s workings can help teachers hone their teaching skills

    "Mr. Willingham?s answers apply just as well outside the classroom. Corporate trainers, marketers and, not least, parents -anyone who cares about how we learn-should find his book valuable reading."
    Wall Street Journal

  • Bailout Nation: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy with New Post-Crisis Update

    An engaging look at what led to the financial turmoil we now find ourselves in

    Bailout Nation offers one of the clearest looks at the financial lenders, regulators, and politicians responsible for the financial crisis of 2008. Written by Barry Ritholtz, one of today?s most popular economic bloggers and a well-established industry pundit, this book skillfully explores how the United States evolved from a rugged independent nation to a soft Bailout Nation-where financial firms are allowed to self-regulate in good times, but are bailed out by taxpayers in bad times.

    Entertaining and informative, this book clearly shows you how years of trying to control the economy with easy money has finally caught up with the federal government and how its practice of repeatedly rescuing Wall Street has come back to bite them.

    • The definitive book on the financial crisis of 2008
    • Names the culprits responsible for this tragedy-from financial regulators to politicians
    • Shows how each bailout throughout modern history has impacted what happened in the future
    • Examines why the consumer/taxpayer is left suffering in an economy of bubbles, bailouts, and possible inflation
    • Ritholtz operates a hugely popular blog, www.ritholtz.com/blog

    Scathing, but fair, Bailout Nation is a voice of reason in these uncertain economic times.

  • Clinical Skills for Healthcare Assistants

    Clinical Skills for Healthcare Assistants is an accessible,easy to read guide, outlining the fundamental and core skillsintegral to clinical practice.  Divided into three sections,the first looks at fundamental skills applicable to all staff, suchas accountability, communication and record keeping.  Sectiontwo explores core clinical skills for example respiratory care,pulse, blood glucose management, catheter care, and fluidbalance.  Section three outlines complex clinical skills thatrequire more in-depth training and may be restricted to specialistareas of practice, such as medication, and intravenous cannulation.

    Each chapter follows the same easy to use structure, startingwith the aims and objectives of the chapter, followed by theexplanation of why the skill is performed, relevant anatomy andphysiology, related aspects and terminology, how to perform theskill and common problems.  Aimed primarily at healthcareassistants, this will also be a useful resource for newly qualifiedpractitioners and students in health and social care.

  • Wiley GAAP: Interpretation and Application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles 2011

    The most practical, authoritative guide to GAAP

    Wiley GAAP 2011 contains complete coverage of all levels of GAAP, now indexed to the new ASC. Wiley GAAP renders GAAP more understandable and accessible for research, and has been designed to reduce the amount of time and effort needed to solve accounting research issues.

    • Provides interpretive guidance and a wealth of real-world, content-rich examples and illustrations
    • Offers insight into the application of complex financial reporting rules
    • Contains detailed index for easy reference use
    • Includes a comprehensive cross-reference of accounting topics to the new FASB codification system
    • Offers clear, user-friendly guidance on every pronouncement including FASB Technical Bulletins, AcSEC Practice Bulletins, FASB Implementation Guides, AICPA Statements of Position, and AICPA Accounting Interpretations
    • Other titles by Epstein and Nach: Wiley GAAP Codification Enhanced
    • Other titles by Bragg: Wiley Practitioner?s Guide to GAAS 2010

    With easy-to-access information, this practicable and reliable resource offers complete coverage of the entire GAAP hierarchy.

  • Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration: Real World Skills for MCITP Certification and Beyond (Exam 70-668)

    Delivers the information that SharePoint 2010 administrators in the field need most

    This book shows you how to design, deploy, and implement a SharePoint 2010 environment, providing practical skills and real-world techniques and scenarios you?ll be able to apply on the job. You?ll not only thoroughly learn SharePoint 2010, but you?ll also get up to speed on business continuity and solutions. In addition, those preparing for the MCITP: SharePoint 2010 Administration certification exam 70-668 will find thorough coverage of all exam objectives.

    • Shows you how to design, deploy, administer, and maintain a SharePoint Server 2010 infrastructure
    • Guides readers through preparation for Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Administrator (Exam 70-668)
    • Includes techniques and instructional videos from industry expert and lead author, Tom Carpenter, a well-known author and instructor.
    • Companion CD includes over an hour of video instruction on some of the more difficult topics, as well as practice exams, flashcards, and more

    If you?re preparing for MCITP exam 70-668, as well as a career as a SharePoint 2010 administrator, this is a book you?ll want.

  • Bartending For Dummies®

    This latest edition of Bartending For Dummies features over 1,000 drink recipes in an A-Z format with clear, easy-to-follow instructions. This 4th Edition also provides: Detailed information on how to properly stock a bar Expanded coverage on making exotic frozen/blended specialties, specialty coffees, and hot toddies Tips on creating unique punches and even non-alcoholic drinks Helpful information about experimenting with the latest flavored rums and vodkas including apple, blackberry, blueberry, cherry, grape, mango, and watermelon Fun, new ways to garnish, rim, and serve drinks like a master mixologist The latest tips and advice on curing hangovers and hiccups Advice on choosing the right and latest glassware and mixers New recipes covering the hottest shooters such as After Five, Candy Corn, Jelly Bean, and more A new section on festive holiday cocktails such as the Grinch and Candy Cane Martini

  • The Architect′s Studio Companion: Rules of Thumb for Preliminary Design

    Packed with useful information, this book is more than simply a reference. The authors of the best-selling Fundamentals of Building Construction, use their trademark talent for explaining highly technical concepts in an easy to understand manner, with data that informs the initial and subsequent designs. Designers will find themselves constantly going back to their Studio Companion for its straightforward and direct illustrations, rules of thumb and code issues. This is the only reference that so effectively incorporates building design with human factors. No architect should be without it.

  • Unforgettable Experiential Activities: An Active Training Resource

    Author Mel Silberman, bestselling author and creator of the Active Training Series, presents his most impactful training activities developed and refined over his long-spanning career. Based on Silberman?s Active Training program, this book provides 75 original activities, that help trainers at all levels engage the learner in active, experiential learning. Additionally, there are introductions to each activity that provide tips and techniques that will ensure success every time. The activities are organized into key training areas including: leadership and change management, team work and facilitation, creativity, conflict and negotiation, influencing, and communication among others.

  • Essentials of Autism Spectrum Disorders Evaluation and Assessment

    With autism spectrum disorders (ASD) on the rise, there is an urgent need for health practitioners to learn about the nature, course, assessment, and diagnosis of the various ASDs. This book addresses the main domains of assessment, defines the purpose of the assessment, suggests test instruments, and includes user-friendly features such as "Don?t Forget," "Rapid Reference" boxes and "Test Yourself" questions at the end of each chapter. Mental health practitioners will be equipped with all the information they need to utilize the varied assessments frequently employed in an autism evaluation.

  • Textbook of Obesity: Biological, Psychological and Cultural Influences

    Textbook of Obesity is designed to cover all of the essential elements concerning the etiology, prevention and treatment of obesity suitable for students in nutrition, dietetics and health science courses. Providing core knowledge for students is an essential and urgent requirement to ensure that those graduating will be properly equipped to deal with the high prevalence of overweight and obesity, currently affecting almost two-thirds of the population of the USA and with prevalence in much of the rest of the world rapidly catching up.

    This landmark text is organized into 5 parts comprising 27 chapters, each carefully written in a user-friendly style by experts in the area.  Part I helps the reader to understand the scope and complexity of the problem of obesity. Part II focuses on obesity etiology. Part III examines the health consequences of obesity for both children and adults.  Part IV discusses the challenge of assessing obesity in humans and offers insights into community factors that influence the risk of obesity.  Finally, Part V dedicates 13 chapters to a discussion of a wide variety of obesity prevention and treatment interventions that are currently in use.

    Textbook of Obesity is an essential purchase for students and the many health professionals dealing with obesity on a day-to-day basis. A dedicated companion website features an extensive bank of questions and answers for readers to test their understanding, and all of the book s illustrations for instructors to download:  www.wiley.com/go/akabas/obesity

  • Rendering in SketchUp: From Modeling to Presentation for Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Interior Design

    The sure way for design professionals to learn SketchUp modeling and rendering techniques Rendering In SketchUp provides instructions for creating 3D photoreal graphics for SketchUp models using integrated rendering programs. The book serves as a beginner rendering manual and reference guide to further develop rendering skills. With an emphasis on step-by-step process, SketchUp users learn a universal approach to rendering varied SketchUp projects, including architecture, interiors, and site design models. The book focuses on tasks and principles at the core of photorealistic rendering, including: Rendering process: Learn a step-by-step process focused on workflow within SketchUp s familiar workspace. Universal method: Understand how the process can be used to work with a variety of different integrated rendering programs, including Shaderlight, SU Podium and Twilight Render**. These programs are easy to learn and function in SketchUp. > Textures and materials: Discover how to obtain, apply and edit texture images representing surfaces. Component details: Learn how to acquire and organize model details to allow for rich, expressive settings while maintaining computer and SketchUp performance. Exterior and simulated lighting: Learn to set exterior lighting with the SketchUp s Shadow menu or illuminate a scene with simulated lights, lamps, and bulbs. Render settings: Use specific settings for various rendering programs to quickly set texture character, image quality, and graphic output. Computer specifications: Find out how computers produce renders and the type of computer hardware required to streamline the process. Photoshop post-processing: Learn how to further refine rendered images in Photoshop. **Free online chapters: The book reviews specific settings for SketchUp and the rendering plug-in Shaderlight. Given the ever-changing nature of technology, free, online accompanying chapters detail settings for additional integrated rendering programs including SU Podium, Twilight Render, and more.  

  • Urban Economics and Real Estate: Theory and Policy

    This Second Edition arms real estate professionals with a comprehensive approach to the economic factors that both define and affect modern urban areas. The text considers the economics of cities as a whole, instead of separating them. Emphasis is placed on economic theory and empirical studies that are based in economic theory. The book also explores the policy lessons that can be drawn from the use of economics to understand urban areas. Real estate professionals will find new coverage of urban areas around the world to provide a global perspective.

  • Urogenital Imaging: A Problem-Oriented Approach

    • Organised according to presenting signs, with discussion of appropriate investigations
    • Outlines strengths and weaknesses of different imaging modalities and discusses appropriate choice of technique in each instance
    • Reviews differential diagnoses and corroborative tests

  • Rooftop and Terrace Gardens: A step-by-step guide to creating a modern and stylish space

    Creating a terrace or rooftop paradise

    This city-dwellers guide to gardening shows how less is actually more, especially when it comes to creating one?s own terrace and rooftop paradise. With ten sample gardens to choose from, including the plans for each, this practical guide describes every aspect of urban gardening-from design for roofs, screening and framing, gardening without soil to containers, furniture, and decorations and special effects. Full of overall and close-up photos of each garden, this magazine-style guide will show any apartment dweller how to create their very own Eden-with a garden of ferns and bamboos and vegetables and herbs only footsteps away.

  • Ubuntu Linux Bible: Featuring Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

    The best resource on the very latest for Ubuntu users!

    Ubuntu is a free, open-source, Linux-based operating system that can run on desktops, laptops, netbooks, and servers. If you?ve joined the millions of users around the world who prefer open-source OS-and Ubuntu in particular-this book is perfect for you. It brings you the very latest on Ubuntu 10.04, with pages of step-by-step instruction, helpful tips, and expert techniques.

    Coverage Includes:

    • The Ubuntu Linux Project
    • Installing Ubuntu
    • Installing Ubuntu on Special-Purpose Systems
    • Basic Linux System Concepts
    • Using the GNOME Desktop
    • Using the Compiz Window Manager
    • Managing E-Mail and Personal Information with Evolution
    • Surfing the Web with Firefox
    • Migrating from Windows Systems
    • Sending and Receiving Instant Messages
    • Using Command-Line Tools
    • Working with Text Files
    • Creating and Publishing Documents
    • Other Office Software: Spreadsheets and Presentations
    • Working with Graphics
    • Working with Multimedia
    • Consumer Electronics and Ubuntu
    • Adding, Removing, and Updating Software
    • Adding Hardware and Attaching Peripherals
    • Network Configuration and Security
    • Going Wireless
    • Software Development on Ubuntu
    • Using Virtual Machines and Emulators
    • Connecting to Other Systems
    • File Transfer and Sharing
    • Managing Users, Groups, and Authentication
    • Backing Up and Restoring Files
    • Setting Up a Web Server
    • Setting Up a Mail Server
    • Setting Up a DHCP Server
    • Setting Up a DNS Server
    • Setting Up a Print Server
    • Setting Up an NFS Server
    • Up a Samba Server

    Updating your Ubuntu? Ubuntu Linux Bible, Third Edition, is the book you need to succeed!

  • Circuit Simulation

    This text describes in detail the many numerical techniques and algorithms that are part of modern circuit simulation packages, with an emphasis on the most typically used simulation mode, namely transient analysis. The material is clearly presented, rigorously explained, and sufficient detail is presented to enable the reader to write his/her own circuit simulator. Given how few textbooks are in print on circuit simulation, this text should be a welcome addition to the shelves of many design engineers and computer-aided design practitioners, as well as a graduate-level text.

  • Glacial Geology - Ice Sheets and Landforms 2e

    The new Second Edition of Glacial Geology provides a modern, comprehensive summary of glacial geology and geomorphology. It is has been thoroughly revised and updated from the original First Edition. This book will appeal to all students interested in the landforms and sediments that make up glacial landscapes.

    The aim of the book is to outline glacial landforms and sediments and to provide the reader with the tools required to interpret glacial landscapes. It describes how glaciers work and how the processes of glacial erosion and deposition which operate within them are recorded in the glacial landscape.

    The Second Edition is presented in the same clear and concise format as the First Edition, providing detailed explanations that are not cluttered with unnecessary detail. Additions include a new chapter on Glaciations around the Globe, demonstrating the range of glacial environments present on Earth today and a new chapter on Palaeoglaciology, explaining how glacial landforms and sediments are used in ice-sheet reconstructions. Like the original book, text boxes are used throughout to explain key concepts and to introduce students to case study material from the glacial literature. Newly updated sections on Further Reading are also included at the end of each chapter to point the reader towards key references. The book is illustrated throughout with colour photographs and illustrations.

  • Interior Design Visual Presentation: A Guide to Graphics, Models and Presentation Techniques

    This updated revision of the best-selling resource for interior designers offers comprehensive coverage of all of the visual design and presentation skills that interior designers need to know, from initial sketches and drawings to final rendering and presentation models. It devotes discrete chapters to the topics of manual, freehand, and digital drawing and features updated content throughout, including the latest information on digital presentation software like Photoshop, SketchUp, Revit, and AutoCAD. High-quality, color images throughout offer additional guidance, helping to make this book a perfect comprehensive learning tool for students.

  • Prevention Is Primary: Strategies for Community Well Being

    Since the first edition of Prevention is Primary was published in 2007, the notion of prevention has gained greater prominence on a national level. This updated second edition includes advances in the field of prevention while contextualizing the practice of prevention in the current economic and healthcare climate. Stronger links are made throughout the text of the connection between various topics for example, links between violence prevention and physical activity promotion. The new edition also contains a real-world examples and application of key concepts and offers an online instructors manual.

  • In Search of the Multiverse: Parallel Worlds, Hidden Dimensions, and the Ultimate Quest for the Frontiers of Reality

    Critical acclaim for John Gribbin

    ""The master of popular science.""
    --Sunday Times (London)

    ""Gribbin explains things very well indeed, and there's not an equation in sight.""
    --David Goodstein, The New York Times Book Review (on Almost Everyone's Guide to Science)

    ""Gribbin breathes life into the core ideas of complexity science, and argues convincingly that the basic laws, even in biology, will ultimately turn out to be simple.""
    --Nature magazine (on Deep Simplicity)

    ""Gribbin takes us through the basics [of chaos theory] with his customary talent for accessibility and clarity. [His] arguments are driven not by impersonal equations but by a sense of wonder at the presence in the universe and in nature of simple, self-organizing harmonies underpinning all structures, whether they are stars or flowers.""
    --Sunday Times (London) (on Deep Simplicity)

    ""In the true quantum realm, Gribbin remains the premier expositor of the latest developments.""
    --Booklist (on Schrodinger's Kittens and the Search for Reality)

  • The Accidental Investment Banker: Inside the Decade That Transformed Wall Street

    "Entertainingly indiscreet . . . Knee?s talent for wicked pen portraits is put to good use."--Financial Times

    Investment bankers used to be known as respectful of their clients, loyal to their firms, and chary of the financial system that allowed them to prosper. What happened? From his prestigious Wall Street perches at Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, Jonathan A. Knee witnessed firsthand the lavish deal-making of the freewheeling nineties, when bankers rode the wave of the Internet economy, often by devil-may-care means. By the turn of the twenty-first century, the bubble burst and the industry was in free fall. Told with biting humor and unflinching honesty, populated with power players, back-stabbers, and gazillionaires, The Accidental Investment Banker is Knee?s exhilarating insider?s account of this boom-and-bust anything-goes era, when fortunes were made and reputations were lost.

    "Not since Michael Lewis?s Liar?s Poker has there been as good, as accessible or as pithy a look at the world of investment banking."--The Washington Post

    "For anyone who remembers the crazy boom times, and the even crazier bust, Jonathan A. Knee?s The Accidental Investment Banker is a must. This tell-all chronicles Knee?s time at Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, revealing a world that rivals 24 in intrigue and drama."--Fortune

    "[Knee] captures the glories and agonies of his profession . . . Readers will marvel."--The Wall Street Journal

    "Finally we have someone willing to lift the curtain. . . . With refreshing candor and engaging prose, [this book] takes us inside the world of investment banking."--James B. Stewart, author of Den of Thieves and DisneyWar

  • Condensed Matter Physics

    Now updated the leading single-volume introduction to solid state and soft condensed matter physics

    This Second Edition of the unified treatment of condensed matter physics keeps the best of the first, providing a basic foundation in the subject while addressing many recent discoveries. Comprehensive and authoritative, it consolidates the critical advances of the past fifty years, bringing together an exciting collection of new and classic topics, dozens of new figures, and new experimental data.

    This updated edition offers a thorough treatment of such basic topics as band theory, transport theory, and semiconductor physics, as well as more modern areas such as quasicrystals, dynamics of phase separation, granular materials, quantum dots, Berry phases, the quantum Hall effect, and Luttinger liquids. In addition to careful study of electron dynamics, electronics, and superconductivity, there is much material drawn from soft matter physics, including liquid crystals, polymers, and fluid dynamics.

    • Provides frequent comparison of theory and experiment, both when they agree and when problems are still unsolved

    • Incorporates many new images from experiments

    • Provides end-of-chapter problems including computational exercises

    • Includes more than fifty data tables and a detailed forty-page index

    • Offers a solutions manual for instructors

    Featuring 370 figures and more than 1,000 recent and historically significant references, this volume serves as a valuable resource for graduate and undergraduate students in physics, physics professionals, engineers, applied mathematicians, materials scientists, and researchers in other fields who want to learn about the quantum and atomic underpinnings of materials science from a modern point of view.

  • The New Sell and Sell Short: How To Take Profits, Cut Losses, and Benefit From Price Declines

    A detailed look at one of the most underestimated aspects of trading-selling

    In The New Sell and Sell Short, Second Edition, Dr. Alexander Elder explains how to exit a stock at the right time and how to initiate a short position to profit from a stock that is showing weakness. Often overlooked, selling properly enables a trader to cut losses and maximize profits. Moreover, short selling in a weak market can generate big profits and should be a part of every trader?s arsenal of tools. The new edition contains numerous examples of short selling stocks from the 2008-2009 bear market, demonstrating very clearly why traders do themselves a disservice by only focusing on the long side. In addition, the new edition contains an extensive study guide to help readers master the material prior to trading.

    Elder shares real-world examples that show how to manage your positions by adjusting your exit points as a trade unfolds.

    • Contains new examples and insights from the 2008-2009 market meltdown
    • Includes an extensive study guide with 115 questions and answers and 17 chart studies
    • Discusses the selling process from a variety of angles: technical, fundamental, and psychological
    • Explains how to maximize winnings in a profitable trade and how to minimize losses when a trade doesn?t go as planned
    • Offers detailed guidance for traders of stocks, financial futures, commodities, and currencies
    • Explains how to set profit targets and stop-loss orders prior to entering any trade Other bestselling titles by Elder: Trading for a Living, Come Into My Trading Room, and Entries and Exits

    Understanding where and when to sell is essential to successful trading. The New Sell and Sell Short, Second Edition is the definitive reference to this overlooked, but vitally important, aspect of trading.

  • Signal Integrity and Radiated Emission of High-Speed Digital Systems

    Before putting digital systems for information technology or telecommunication applications on the market, an essential requirement is to perform tests in order to comply with the limits of radiated emission imposed by the standards.

    This book provides an investigation into signal integrity (SI) and electromagnetic interference (EMI) problems. Topics such as reflections, crosstalk, switching noise and radiated emission (RE) in high-speed digital systems are covered, which are essential for IT and telecoms applications. The highly important topic of modelling is covered which can reduce costs by enabling simulation data to demonstrate that a product meets design specifications and regulatory limits. According to the new European EMC directive, this can help to avoid the expensive use of large semi-anechoic chambers or open area test sites for radiated emission assessments. Following a short introduction to signalling and radiated interference in digital systems, the book provides a detailed characterization of logic families in terms of static and dynamic characteristic useful for modelling techniques.  Crosstalk in multi-coupled line structures are investigated by analytical, graphical and circuit-based methods, and techniques to mitigate these phenomena are provided. Grounding, filtering and shielding with multilayer PCBs are also examined and design rules given.

    • Written by authors with extensive experience in industry and academia.
    • Explains basic conceptual problems from a theoretical and practical point of view by using numerous measurements and simulations.
    • Presents models for mathematical and SPICE-like circuit simulators.
    • Provides examples of using  full-wave codes for SI and RE investigations.
    • Companion website containing lists of codes and sample material.

    Signal Integrity and Radiated Emission of High-Speed Digital Systems is a valuable resource to industrial designers of information technology, telecommunication equipment and automation equipment as well as to development engineers. It will also be of interest to managers and designers of consumer electronics, and researchers in electronics.

  • Reaching Boys, Teaching Boys: Students and Teachers Reveal What Works -- and Why

    . Draws on an in-depth, worldwide study to reveal what lessons and strategies most engage boys in the classroom. Studies were conducted in the UK.

  • One Report: Integrated Reporting for a Sustainable Strategy

    Winner of the 2010 PROSE Award for Best Business, Finance, &Management Book!

    "One Report" refers to an emerging trend in business takingplace throughout the world where companies are going beyondseparate reports for financial and nonfinancial (e.g., corporatesocial responsibility or sustainability) results and integratingboth into a single integrated report. At the same time, they arealso leveraging the Internet to provide more detailed results toall of their stakeholders and for improving their level of dialogueand engagement with them. Providing best practice examples fromcompanies around the world, One Report shows how integratedreporting adds tremendous value to the company and all of itsstakeholders, including shareholders, and also ultimatelycontributes to a sustainable society.

    • Focuses on the emerging trend of integrated reporting as a toppriority for companies, investors, regulators, auditors and civilsociety
    • Provides compelling case studies from some of the world?sleading companies doing integrated reporting
    • Addresses how companies can move toward One Report and how itcan become a keystone of a sustainable strategy for both thecompany and society
    • Explains what others-such as analysts, shareholders, otherstakeholders, auditors, regulators, legislators, and civilsociety-need to do to enable the rapid and broad adoption of OneReport

    Filled with case studies and the most current trends onintegrated reporting, this book is an invaluable guidebook on thefuture of reporting and how this future can lead to a sustainablesociety.

  • The Little Book That Still Beats the Market

    In 2005, Joel Greenblatt published a book that is already considered one of the classics of finance literature. In The Little Book that Beats the Market a New York Times bestseller with 300,000 copies in print Greenblatt explained how investors can outperform the popular market averages by simply and systematically applying a formula that seeks out good businesses when they are available at bargain prices. Now, with a new Introduction and Afterword for 2010, The Little Book that Still Beats the Market updates and expands upon the research findings from the original book. Included are data and analysis covering the recent financial crisis and model performance through the end of 2009. In a straightforward and accessible style, the book explores the basic principles of successful stock market investing and then reveals the author s time-tested formula that makes buying above average companies at below average prices automatic. Though the formula has been extensively tested and is a breakthrough in the academic and professional world, Greenblatt explains it using 6 th grade math, plain language and humor. He shows how to use his method to beat both the market and professional managers by a wide margin. You ll also learn why success eludes almost all individual and professional investors, and why the formula will continue to work even after everyone knows it.

    While the formula may be simple, understanding why the formula works is the true key to success for investors. The book will take readers on a step-by-step journey so that they can learn the principles of value investing in a way that will provide them with a long term strategy that they can understand and stick with through both good and bad periods for the stock market.

    As the Wall Street Journal stated about the original edition, Mr. Greenblatt says his goal was to provide advice that, while sophisticated, could be understood and followed by his five children, ages 6 to 15. They are in luck. His Little Book is one of the best, clearest guides to value investing out there.

  • Web Analytics 2.0: The Art of Online Accountability and Science of Customer Centricity

    Adeptly address today s business challenges with this powerful new book from web analytics thought leader Avinash Kaushik. Web Analytics 2.0 presents a new framework that will permanently change how you think about analytics. It provides