Read Web Publishing with Acrobat/PDF book online. Web Publishing with Acrobat/PDF by Thomas Merz, the book is categorize as Computers book. Read More »
Read Ascend book online. Ascend by Amanda Hocking, the book is categorize as Young Adult Fiction book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Amanda Hocking is an indie publishing sensation whose self-published novels have sold millions of copies all over the world. Ascend is the final chapter in her bestselling Trylle trilogy—and you'll never guess how it ends! Wendy Everly is facing an impossible choice. The only way to save the Trylle from their deadliest enemy is by sacrificing herself. If she doesn't surrender to the Vittra, her people will be thrust into a brutal war against an unbeatable foe. But how can Wendy leave all her friends behind...even if it's the only way to save them? The stakes have never been higher, because her kingdom isn't the only thing she stands to lose. After falling for both Finn and Loki, she's about to make the ultimate choice...who to love forever. One guy has finally proven to be the love of her life—and now all their lives might be coming to an end. Everything has been leading to this moment. The future of her entire world rests in her hands—if she's ready to fight for it.
Read Who Shall Ascend the Mountain of the Lord? book online. Who Shall Ascend the Mountain of the Lord? by L. Michael Morales, the book is categorize as Religion book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: How can creatures made from dust become members of God's household "forever"? In this New Studies in Biblical Theology volume, Michael Morales explores the narrative context, literary structure and theology of Leviticus, following its dramatic movement from the tabernacle to the temple—and from the earthly to the heavenly Mount Zion in the New Testament.
Read Developing Community Schools, Community Learning Centers, Extended-service Schools and Multi-service Schools book online. Developing Community Schools, Community Learning Centers, Extended-service Schools and Multi-service Schools by Hal A. Lawson,Dolf van Veen, the book is categorize as Education book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book focuses on special organizational configurations for schools in diverse parts of the world. Some of these new organizational and institutional designs are called multi-service schools, others are called extended service schools and still others are called community learning centers. While these schools have different names and notable different characteristics, they belong in the same category because of a common feature in their design: they connect schools with once-separate community programs and services.Chief among the prototypes for these new organizational and institutional designs are the ones featured in the book’s title. Some are called multi-service schools to indicate that they selectively provide some new programs and services. Others are called extended service schools to indicate that they serve young people beyond the regular school day, seeking influence and control over out-of-school time while enabling alternative teaching-learning strategies, and providing services other than typical “pupil support services.” Still others are called community learning centers, a name that showcases the educational functions and priorities of schools and announcing priorities for adult learning and development. Community schools, still called in some places full-service community schools, serves as a prototype that increasingly positions schools as multi-purpose, multi-component, anchor institutions serving identifiable neighborhoods and entire rural communities. The book is structured to enhance understanding of these organizational prototypes and provides comparative social analysis. It also identifies knowledge needs and gaps as well as developmental territory for the future.
Read The Dynamics of Opportunity in America book online. The Dynamics of Opportunity in America by Irwin Kirsch,Henry Braun, the book is categorize as Education book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Across the country, our children are beginning life from very different starting points. Some have aspirations and believe they can be achieved. For too many others, aspirations are tempered, if not dashed, by the sobering realities of everyday life. These different starting points place children on distinctly different trajectories of growth and development, ultimately leading to vastly different adult outcomes. How did we get to a place where circumstances of birth have become so determinative? And what must we do, within communities and across our country, to better equalize opportunity for more Americans – both young and old? The editors of this volume contend that if, as a nation, we do nothing, then we will continue to drift apart, placing an unsustainable strain on the nation’s social fabric and the character of its democracy. Consequently, understanding the dynamics governing the distribution and transmission of opportunity – and transforming this understanding into policies and programs – is critical for not only the life outcomes of individual Americans and their children, but also the country as a whole. The goal of Educational Testing Service’s Opportunity in America initiative is to explore these powerful dynamics and to describe and convey them in a way that advances the national conversation about why we must take action – and how best to do so. This volume contains 14 chapters, including an epilogue, written by leaders from a range of fields including education, economics, demography, and political science. Collectively, they not only illuminate key aspects of the problem but also offer suggestions of what policies, programs, and changes in practices could begin to reverse the trends we are seeing. Written in an engaging style, this volume constitutes an essential foundation for informed discussion and strategic analysis.
Read Software Architectures and Tools for Computer Aided Process Engineering book online. Software Architectures and Tools for Computer Aided Process Engineering by Bertrand Braunschweig,Rafiqul Gani, the book is categorize as Computers book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: The idea of editing a book on modern software architectures and tools for CAPE (Computer Aided Process Engineering) came about when the editors of this volume realized that existing titles relating to CAPE did not include references to the design and development of CAPE software. Scientific software is needed to solve CAPE related problems by industry/academia for research and development, for education and training and much more. There are increasing demands for CAPE software to be versatile, flexible, efficient, and reliable. This means that the role of software architecture is also gaining increasing importance. Software architecture needs to reconcile the objectives of the software; the framework defined by the CAPE methods; the computational algorithms; and the user needs and tools (other software) that help to develop the CAPE software. The object of this book is to bring to the reader, the software side of the story with respect to computer aided process engineering.
Read Education for Upward Mobility book online. Education for Upward Mobility by Michael J. Petrilli, the book is categorize as Education book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book seeks answers to a fundamental question: How can we help children born into poverty transcend their disadvantages and enter the middle class as adults? And in particular, what role can our schools play? Education for Upward Mobility provides fresh perspectives and concrete ideas for policymakers at every level of government; for leaders and policy analysts in education reform organizations in the states and in Washington; for philanthropists and membership associations; and for local superintendents and school board members. It combines the latest research evidence on relevant topics with in-depth explorations of promising practices on the ground, in real places, achieving real successes.
Read Family Policy Matters book online. Family Policy Matters by Karen Bogenschneider, the book is categorize as Family & Relationships book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: This best-selling text integrates the latest research and cutting-edge practice to make an evidence-based case for family policy. It uses examples from around the globe to explain how families support society and how policies support families. The book also moves beyond analysis to action with pragmatic processes and procedures for improving the effectiveness and efficiency of policies by viewing them through the lens of family impact. Highlights of the new edition include: Extensive revisions with many new references and policies that reflect recent changes in the economy, politics, and family forms and familes. Many new learning tools including guiding questions, more tables and figures, chapter glossaries, discussion questions, and chapter summaries. Enhanced global perspective with a new chapter (5) that features what policies nations have put in place to strengthen and support families. A new chapter (8) that views how family considerations can improve the effectiveness of policy decisions on issues such as early childhood care and education, health care, juvenile crime, long-term care, parent education, and welfare reform. A new chapter (11) on what the policy process and policymakers are really like including how a bill becomes a law. A new chapter (12) that provides a theoretical and empirical rationale for viewing issues through the family impact lens and what innovative tools and procedures exist for analyzing the family impact of organizations, policies, programs, and practices. Several chapters that review what professionals can do in the policy arena and how they can foster compromise and common ground. Updated web-based teaching materials including sample syllabi, classroom activities and assignments, daily lesson plans, test questions, instructor insights, video links, web resources, and more. Part 1 highlights what family policy is and why it’s important and how family life in the U.S. differs from other countries. Part 2 examines the contributions family considerations can bring to issues such as early childhood education, health care, juvenile crime, long-term care, and welfare reform. Part 3 explains why polarization has stymied progress in family policymaking and guidelines for fostering compromise. Insights are drawn from the history of family policy over the last century. Part 4 provides strategies for getting involved in family policymaking. It reviews: the processes policymaking institutions use to enact legislation; new techniques for assessing the family impact of policies and programs; strategies for building better public policies; and various professional roles and careers for building family policy. The book concludes with a summary of how and where we go from here. Intended for advanced undergraduate and/or graduate courses in family or social policy taught in human development and family studies, psychology, counseling, social work, sociology, public policy, home economics, consumer science, and education, researchers and practitioners alike appreciate this book’s integration of theory, research, and practice.
Read Switched book online. Switched by Amanda Hocking, the book is categorize as Young Adult Fiction book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Amanda Hocking is an indie publishing sensation whose self-published novels have sold millions of copies all over the world, and Switched is the book that started the phenomenon. Prepare to be enchanted... When Wendy Everly was six years old, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her. Eleven years later, Wendy discovers her mother might have been right. She's not the person she's always believed herself to be, and her whole life begins to unravel—all because of Finn Holmes. Finn is a mysterious guy who always seems to be watching her. Every encounter leaves her deeply shaken...though it has more to do with her fierce attraction to him than she'd ever admit. But it isn't long before he reveals the truth: Wendy is a changeling who was switched at birth—and he's come to take her home. Now Wendy's about to journey to a magical world she never knew existed, one that's both beautiful and frightening. And where she must leave her old life behind to discover who she's meant to become... As a special gift to readers, this book contains a new, never-before-published bonus story, "The Vittra Attacks," set in the magical world of the Trylle.
Read Process Modelling and Model Analysis book online. Process Modelling and Model Analysis by Ian T. Cameron,Katalin Hangos, the book is categorize as Technology & Engineering book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Process Modelling and Model Analysis describes the use of models in process engineering. Process engineering is all about manufacturing--of just about anything! To manage processing and manufacturing systematically, the engineer has to bring together many different techniques and analyses of the interaction between various aspects of the process. For example, process engineers would apply models to perform feasibility analyses of novel process designs, assess environmental impact, and detect potential hazards or accidents. To manage complex systems and enable process design, the behavior of systems is reduced to simple mathematical forms. This book provides a systematic approach to the mathematical development of process models and explains how to analyze those models. Additionally, there is a comprehensive bibliography for further reading, a question and answer section, and an accompanying Web site developed by the authors with additional data and exercises. Introduces a structured modeling methodology emphasizing the importance of the modeling goal and including key steps such as model verification, calibration, and validation Focuses on novel and advanced modeling techniques such as discrete, hybrid, hierarchical, and empirical modeling Illustrates the notions, tools, and techniques of process modeling with examples and advances applications
Read Health Promotion for Children and Adolescents book online. Health Promotion for Children and Adolescents by Maya Rom Korin, the book is categorize as Medical book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: This timely volume surveys the broad spectrum of interventions used in health promotion, and shows how they may be tailored to the developmental needs of children and adolescents. Its multilevel lifespan approach reflects concepts of public health as inclusive, empowering, and aimed at long- and short-term well-being. Coverage grounds readers in theoretical and ecological perspectives, while special sections spotlight key issues in social and behavioral wellness, dietary health, and children and teens in the health care system. And in keeping with best practices in the field, the book emphasizes collaboration with stakeholders, especially with the young clients themselves. Among the topics covered: Child mental health: recent developments with respect to risk, resilience, and interventions Health-related concerns among children and adolescents with ADD/ADHD Preventing risky sexual behavior in adolescents Violence affecting youth: pervasive and preventable Childhood and adolescent obesity Well-being of children in the foster care system Health Promotion for Children and Adolescents is a necessary text for graduate or advanced undergraduate courses in public health, education, medicine, psychology, health education, social work, curriculum, nutrition, and public affairs. It is also important reading for public health professionals; researchers in child health, health education, and child psychology; policymakers in education and public health; and teachers.
Read Ascend AI Processor Architecture and Programming book online. Ascend AI Processor Architecture and Programming by Xiaoyao Liang, the book is categorize as Computers book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Ascend AI Processor Architecture and Programming: Principles and Applications of CANN offers in-depth AI applications using Huawei’s Ascend chip, presenting and analyzing the unique performance and attributes of this processor. The title introduces the fundamental theory of AI, the software and hardware architecture of the Ascend AI processor, related tools and programming technology, and typical application cases. It demonstrates internal software and hardware design principles, system tools and programming techniques for the processor, laying out the elements of AI programming technology needed by researchers developing AI applications. Chapters cover the theoretical fundamentals of AI and deep learning, the state of the industry, including the current state of Neural Network Processors, deep learning frameworks, and a deep learning compilation framework, the hardware architecture of the Ascend AI processor, programming methods and practices for developing the processor, and finally, detailed case studies on data and algorithms for AI. Presents the performance and attributes of the Huawei Ascend AI processor Describes the software and hardware architecture of the Ascend processor Lays out the elements of AI theory, processor architecture, and AI applications Provides detailed case studies on data and algorithms for AI Offers insights into processor architecture and programming to spark new AI applications
Read A Course in Mastering Alchemy book online. A Course in Mastering Alchemy by Jim Self,Roxane Burnett, the book is categorize as Body, Mind & Spirit book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: The 21st century's answer to A Course in Miracles, this guide offers techniques for manifesting a new way of being—so you step out of the chaos of the third dimension into the higher consciousness of the fifth This unique, interactive book offers a self-contained program to access a totally new way of life. It is A Course in Miracles for the 21st century, reaching far beyond that earlier initiative by incorporating the profound Shift in human consciousness that has been occurring over the last few decades. A Course in Mastering Alchemy has been specifically orchestrated by the Teachers of Light to expand your understanding, your consciousness and your ability to use the new energy tools and manifestation techniques they offer. So what can Alchemy do for you? Alchemy is the ability to alter the frequencies of our thoughts to change how you perceive and interact with the world. Begin to experience a new higher level of conscious awareness. To master alchemy, new energy tools of unparalleled capacity have now become available. These are provided here for the first time in book form by the Teachers of Light. The guidance of these Ascended Beings has been given to Jim Self and Roxane Burnett and are presented in the hugely popular online Mastering Alchemy course. This book will provide you with all the information, exercises and practical experiences you need to: • Become conscious of the rules and limitations of your present reality. • Recognize that much of who you believe you are has very little to do with who you really are. • Step out of the unnecessary concept of “suffering” into a state of complete wellbeing. • Recreate yourself so you are no longer at the mercy of conditioned thoughts and emotionally charged reactions. • Begin to access your highest consciousness. • Create a new, strong and capable platform for experiencing the world. You can also access free supplemental meditations, lectures, videos and animations from the actual Mastering Alchemy course, guided by the Teachers of Light. A free, private online classroom is available only to readers of this book.
Read Adaptive Bidding in Single-Sided Auctions under Uncertainty book online. Adaptive Bidding in Single-Sided Auctions under Uncertainty by Clemens van Dinther, the book is categorize as Computers book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: This is one of the first books on the use of software agents to simulate bidding behavior in electronic auctions. It introduces market theory and computational economics together, and gives an overview on the most common and up-to-date agent-based simulation methods. The book will help the reader learn more about simulations in economics in general and common agent-based methods and tools in particular.
Read Handbook of Parenting and Child Development Across the Lifespan book online. Handbook of Parenting and Child Development Across the Lifespan by Matthew R. Sanders,Alina Morawska, the book is categorize as Psychology book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: This handbook presents the latest theories and findings on parenting, from the evolving roles and tasks of childrearing to insights from neuroscience, prevention science, and genetics. Chapters explore the various processes through which parents influence the lives of their children, as well as the effects of parenting on specific areas of child development, such as language, communication, cognition, emotion, sibling and peer relationships, schooling, and health. Chapters also explore the determinants of parenting, including consideration of biological factors, parental self-regulation and mental health, cultural and religious factors, and stressful and complex social conditions such as poverty, work-related separation, and divorce. In addition, the handbook provides evidence supporting the implementation of parenting programs such as prevention/early intervention and treatments for established issues. The handbook addresses the complementary role of universal and targeted parenting programs, the economic benefits of investment in parenting programs, and concludes with future directions for research and practice. Topics featured in the Handbook include: · The role of fathers in supporting children’s development. · Developmental disabilities and their effect on parenting and child development. · Child characteristics and their reciprocal effects on parenting. · Long-distance parenting and its impact on families. · The shifting dynamic of parenting and adult-child relationships. · The effects of trauma, such as natural disasters, war exposure, and forced displacement on parenting. The Handbook of Parenting and Child Development Across the Lifespan is an essential reference for researchers, graduate students, clinicians, and therapists and professionals in clinical child and school psychology, social work, pediatrics, developmental psychology, family studies, child and adolescent psychiatry, and special education.
Read Quantitative Problem Solving Methods in the Airline Industry book online. Quantitative Problem Solving Methods in the Airline Industry by Cynthia Barnhart,Barry Smith, the book is categorize as Business & Economics book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book reviews Operations Research theory, applications and practice in seven major areas of airline planning and operations. In each area, a team of academic and industry experts provides an overview of the business and technical landscape, a view of current best practices, a summary of open research questions and suggestions for relevant future research. There are several common themes in current airline Operations Research efforts. First is a growing focus on the customer in terms of: 1) what they want; 2) what they are willing to pay for services; and 3) how they are impacted by planning, marketing and operational decisions. Second, as algorithms improve and computing power increases, the scope of modeling applications expands, often re-integrating processes that had been broken into smaller parts in order to solve them in the past. Finally, there is a growing awareness of the uncertainty in many airline planning and operational processes and decisions. Airlines now recognize the need to develop ‘robust’ solutions that effectively cover many possible outcomes, not just the best case, “blue sky” scenario. Individual chapters cover: Customer Modeling methodologies, including current and emerging applications. Airline Planning and Schedule Development, with a look at many remaining open research questions. Revenue Management, including a view of current business and technical landscapes, as well as suggested areas for future research. Airline Distribution -- a comprehensive overview of this newly emerging area. Crew Management Information Systems, including a review of recent algorithmic advances, as well as the development of information systems that facilitate the integration of crew management modeling with airline planning and operations. Airline Operations, with consideration of recent advances and successes in solving the airline operations problem. Air Traffic Flow Management, including the modeling environment and opportunities for both Air Traffic Flow Management and the airlines.
Read The Emotional Self at Work in Higher Education book online. The Emotional Self at Work in Higher Education by Ruffin, Ingrid,Powell, Charissa, the book is categorize as Education book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: The many and varied challenges facing higher education include a culture of publish or perish, increased course loads without more pay or benefits, increased pressure on institutions to compete for students, budget cuts, a political atmosphere targeting higher education, and continued systemic inequities. Those who work in higher ed are under more stress today than ever before. It has never been more important to understand and address the emotional self at work in higher education. The Emotional Self at Work in Higher Education is an essential research publication that generates conversations around the practical implementation of healthy emotional workspace practices in the sphere of higher education and investigates tools, frameworks, and case studies that can create a sustainable and healthy work environment. It moves beyond addressing emotional intelligence to addressing the awakening of a greater sense of the emotional self. Featuring a wide range of topics such as distance education, mindfulness, and artificial intelligence, this book is ideal for educators, researchers, academicians, administrators, and students.
Read The Shoulder book online. The Shoulder by Gazi Huri,Nikolaos K. Paschos, the book is categorize as Medical book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book provides a broad overview of operative and non-operative treatments of various conditions affecting the shoulder. It is presented in an easy to use format with each chapter including multiple choice questions to assist the reader in preparing for boards to improve shoulder knowledge and increase success in exams. The Shoulder clearly describes the basic science, anatomy, biomechanical features and principals of physical examination while utilising an algorithmic approach to shoulder disorders. The contributors are an international team of shoulder experts who understand what is important to know at every level. The result is a book of value to those new to shoulder challenges and also experienced surgeons who wish to have a quick and handy guide to current concepts and knowledge of shoulder conditions and treatment.
Read Political Economy of China–Taiwan Relations book online. Political Economy of China–Taiwan Relations by Chien-Kai Chen, the book is categorize as Political Science book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book examines the relationship between cross-border economic ties and international relations in the context of China–Taiwan relations. It focuses on Taiwan’s domestic politics as an intervening variable in analyzing the relationship between China–Taiwan economic ties and their political relations.
Read How Ten Global Cities Take On Homelessness book online. How Ten Global Cities Take On Homelessness by Linda Gibbs, the book is categorize as Social Science book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Creative solutions for global cities addressing their urgent homeless crises. This book takes on perhaps the most formidable issue facing metropolitan areas today: the large numbers of people experiencing homelessnes within cities. Four dedicated experts with first-hand experience profile ten cities—Bogota, Mexico City, Los Angeles, Houston, Nashville, New York City, Baltimore, Edmonton, Paris, and Athens—to explore ideas, strategies, successes, and failures. Together they bring an array of government, nonprofit, and academic perspectives to offer a truly global perspective. The authors answer essential questions about the nature and causes of homelessness and analyze how cities have used innovation and local political coordination to address this pervasive problem. Ten Global Cities will be an invaluable resource not only for students of policy and social work but for municipal, regional, and national policymakers; nonprofit service providers; community advocates and activists; and all citizens who want to collaborate for real change. These authors argue that homelessness is not an insurmountable social condition, and their examples show that cities and individuals working in coordination can lead the charge for better outcomes.
Read Awakening to the Fifth Dimension book online. Awakening to the Fifth Dimension by Kimberly Meredith, the book is categorize as Body, Mind & Spirit book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Elevate your consciousness and heal your life. In Awakening to the Fifth Dimension, author Kimberly Meredith offers readers something truly revolutionary—a new dimension of healing. Discovering her healing gifts after two near death experiences in 2013, she is now one of the most in-demand medical intuitive healers in the nation, traveling the country to speak at events, appearing at major consciousness and global virtual events, and offering healing to those who so desperately in need. Here in these pages, Kimberly shares her gift for the first time with a wider audience, giving readers the tools to implement this healing in their own lives. Whether you are wrestling with chronic illness, seemingly untreatable symptoms, or other mental, emotional, or physical ailments, Kimberly’s gentle wisdom offers a way forward towards happiness and freedom. Filled with instruction, case studies, testimonials, nutritional advice, and practical methods to raise your consciousness Awakening to the Fifth Dimension will empower readers to confront their own health struggles and find true, lasting healing.
Read Candide book online. Candide by Voltaire Voltaire, the book is categorize as Fiction book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Candide by Voltaire from Coterie Classics All Coterie Classics have been formatted for ereaders and devices and include a bonus link to the free audio book. “Do you believe,' said Candide, 'that men have always massacred each other as they do to-day, that they have always been liars, cheats, traitors, ingrates, brigands, idiots, thieves, scoundrels, gluttons, drunkards, misers, envious, ambitious, bloody-minded, calumniators, debauchees, fanatics, hypocrites, and fools?' Do you believe,' said Martin, 'that hawks have always eaten pigeons when they have found them?” ― Voltaire, Candide Candide is a young man who is raised in wealth to be an optimist but when he is forced to make his own way in the world, his assumptions and outlook are challenged.
Read Where Dreams Descend book online. Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles, the book is categorize as Young Adult Fiction book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: "Vibrant imagery, jaw-dropping set pieces, sizzling romantic tension, and unstoppable heroine Kallia bring this ambitious debut novel to spectacular life. Fans of Caraval and The Night Circus will be delighted!" - Claire Legrand, New York Times bestselling author of Furyborn In a city covered in ice and ruin, a group of magicians face off in a daring game of magical feats to find the next headliner of the Conquering Circus, only to find themselves under the threat of an unseen danger striking behind the scenes. As each act becomes more and more risky and the number of missing magicians piles up, three are forced to reckon with their secrets before the darkness comes for them next. The Star: Kallia, a powerful showgirl out to prove she’s the best no matter the cost The Master: Jack, the enigmatic keeper of the club, and more than one lie told The Magician: Demarco, the brooding judge with a dark past he can no longer hide Where Dreams Descend is the startling and romantic first book in Janella Angeles’ debut Kingdom of Cards fantasy duology where magic is both celebrated and feared, and no heart is left unscathed. "[A] spellbinding melody of a book, and the true magic is how Angeles puts all the best parts of an enrapturing theatrical performance onto paper and ink. From the gripping twists in the first pages all the way to the final, heartbreaking crescendo, Where Dreams Descend will surge you to your feet in a standing ovation.” – Sara Raasch, New York Times bestselling author of the Snow Like Ashes trilogy
Read HBR Guide to Better Business Writing (HBR Guide Series) book online. HBR Guide to Better Business Writing (HBR Guide Series) by Bryan A. Garner, the book is categorize as Business & Economics book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: DON'T LET YOUR WRITING HOLD YOU BACK. When you’re fumbling for words and pressed for time, you might be tempted to dismiss good business writing as a luxury. But it’s a skill you must cultivate to succeed: You’ll lose time, money, and influence if your e-mails, proposals, and other important documents fail to win people over. The HBR Guide to Better Business Writing, by writing expert Bryan A. Garner, gives you the tools you need to express your ideas clearly and persuasively so clients, colleagues, stakeholders, and partners will get behind them. This book will help you: • Push past writer’s block • Grab—and keep—readers’ attention • Earn credibility with tough audiences • Trim the fat from your writing • Strike the right tone • Brush up on grammar, punctuation, and usage
Read The Ancient City book online. The Ancient City by Numa Denis Fustel de Coulanges, the book is categorize as History book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: This influential survey synthesizes ancient documents and physical evidence to build an account of religious, family, and civic life of Periclean Athens and Rome during the time of Cicero.
Read Culture of Health in Practice book online. Culture of Health in Practice by Alonzo L. Plough, the book is categorize as Medical book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Weaving together research findings and narratives, Culture of Health in Practice: Innovations in Research, Community Engagement, and Action explores the many opportunities we have as a society to advance a Culture of Health and makes the case that a commitment to health equity is fundamental to bringing those efforts into the mainstream. In this latest contribution to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Culture of Health Series, contributors describe the challenges and opportunities in rural and urban regions, in neighborhoods and schools, in prisons and workplaces. They explore different populations, including immigrants, minority youth, and individuals with substance use disorders; the risks posed by climate change; the role of the media in shaping the public discourse; and the innovations being spearheaded by health providers, insurers, and community leaders. Together, the chapters carry the message that while the challenges are daunting, achieving health equity for all lies within reach.
Read Holes book online. Holes by Louis Sachar, the book is categorize as Juvenile Fiction book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER Dig deep in this award-winning, modern classic that will remind readers that adventure is right around the corner--or just under your feet! Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnatses. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys’ detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the boys build character by spending all day, every day digging holes exactly five feet wide and five feet deep. There is no lake at Camp Green Lake. But there are an awful lot of holes. It doesn’t take long for Stanley to realize there’s more than character improvement going on at Camp Green Lake. The boys are digging holes because the warden is looking for something. But what could be buried under a dried-up lake? Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment—and redemption. "A smart jigsaw puzzle of a novel." —New York Times *Includes a double bonus: an excerpt from Small Steps, the follow-up to Holes, as well as an excerpt from the New York Times bestseller Fuzzy Mud.
Read Ascend Your Start-up book online. Ascend Your Start-up by Helen Yu, the book is categorize as Business & Economics book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Ascend Your Start-up: Conquer the 5 Disconnects to Accelerate Growth is an industry-defining panacea for start-ups who have stalled out on their journey to the top of the mountain. Dedicated to her late grandmother, author Helen Yu inhales multiple generations of wisdom and exhales a revolutionary framework for tech founders and CEOs that enables their businesses to scale faster and fearlessly. From Yu’s 15 years of first-hand experience in tech start-ups, readers will learn the 5 fundamental growth disconnects that trap start-ups in the cliffside, keep them from reaching the summit and touching the sky. Ascend Your Start-up also empowers founders and CEOs to self-reflect and grow, posing a thoughtfully architected set of 26 essential questions you can ask yourself in order to scale your business. Inspiration flows freely through the book’s pages as Helen draws parallels between the journey of growing a start-up and her sacred promise made to her grandmother to climb Mt. Everest. You will learn: Industry-specific, highly experienced advice for tech start-ups Fundamental wisdom on the 5 disconnects that prevent a start-up from ascending Turning an idea into a product and moving it to the market Taking a marketed product to scale Inspirational guidance for tech start-ups facing the emotions and challenges of growing Ascend Your Start-up is the profound answer to the question every start-up has asked themselves: “How do we get to the top?”
Read Senlin Ascends book online. Senlin Ascends by Josiah Bancroft, the book is categorize as Fiction book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: The first book in the word-of-mouth phenomenon debut fantasy series about one man's dangerous journey through a labyrinthine world. "One of my favorite books of all time" - Mark Lawrence The Tower of Babel is the greatest marvel in the world. Immense as a mountain, the ancient Tower holds unnumbered ringdoms, warring and peaceful, stacked one on the other like the layers of a cake. It is a world of geniuses and tyrants, of luxury and menace, of unusual animals and mysterious machines. Soon after arriving for his honeymoon at the Tower, the mild-mannered headmaster of a small village school, Thomas Senlin, gets separated from his wife, Marya, in the overwhelming swarm of tourists, residents, and miscreants. Senlin is determined to find Marya, but to do so he'll have to navigate madhouses, ballrooms, and burlesque theaters. He must survive betrayal, assassins, and the illusions of the Tower. But if he hopes to find his wife, he will have to do more than just endure. This quiet man of letters must become a man of action. The Books of BabelSenlin AscendsArm of the Sphinx
Read On First Principles book online. On First Principles by Origen, the book is categorize as Religion book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Origen’s On First Principles is a foundational work in the development of Christian thought and doctrine: it is the first attempt in history at a systematic Christian theology. For over a decade it has been out of print with only expensive used copies available; now it is available at an affordable price and in a more accessible format. On First Principles is the most important surviving text written by third-century Church father, Origen. Origen wrote in a time when fundamental doctrines had not yet been fully articulated by the Church, and contributed to the very formation of Christianity. Readers see Origen grappling with the mysteries of salvation and brainstorming how they can be understood. This edition presents G. W. Butterworth’s trusted translation in a new, more readable format, retains the introduction by Henri de Lubac, and includes a new foreword by John C. Cavadini. As St. Gregory of Nazianzus, Doctor of the Church, wrote: “Origen is the stone on which all of us were sharpened.”
Read Mothering by Degrees book online. Mothering by Degrees by Jillian M. Duquaine-Watson, the book is categorize as Education book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: In Mothering by Degrees, Jillian Duquaine-Watson shows how single mothers pursuing college degrees must navigate a difficult course as they attempt to reconcile their identities as single moms, college students, and in many cases, employees. They also negotiate a balance between what they think a good mother should be, and what society is telling them, and how that affects their choices to go to college, and whether to stay in college or not. The first book length study to focus on the lives and experiences of single mothers who are college students, Mothering by Degrees points out how these women are influenced by dominant American ideologies of motherhood, and the institutional parameters of the schools they attend, and argues for increased attention to the specific ways in which the choices, challenges, and opportunities available to mothers are shaped within their specific environments, as well as the ways in which mothers help shape those environments...
Read The Face of the Firm book online. The Face of the Firm by Michele Rene Gregory, the book is categorize as Social Science book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Despite decades of greater gender awareness at work in Western countries, gender inequality in the executive suites is alive and well. "The Face of the Firm" highlights new critical perspectives on the relationship between hegemonic masculine cultures, gender embodiment, and gender disparities in corporate organizations. Using data from over 100 interviews with female and male executives who worked for some of the most prestigious advertising and computer firms in the world, the book makes important connections between the empirical data and contemporary sexism in the United States and United Kingdom. The book refocuses the debate of executive work, organizational spaces, and gender inequality on gendered bodies at work. It also demonstrates that gendered and sexualized relations among executives often construct the production process. The book makes a contribution to masculinity, gender, and work scholarship and is organized along three key concepts: homogeneity, homosociability, and heterosexuality. These address such factors as the organizational locker room, sexual and heterosexual spaces at work, and the construction of women and men as different workers. This conceptual model is crucial for evaluating the mechanisms that support male dominance among highly skilled professionals and executives."
Read Asian Women in Corporate America: Emerging Research and Opportunities book online. Asian Women in Corporate America: Emerging Research and Opportunities by Lakshminarayanan, Sambhavi, the book is categorize as Social Science book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: By necessity, understanding of leadership has been based on who used to be business leaders, namely men. In the last few years, Asian women have been making their mark in corporate America. Although Asian women have become part of the American workforce, and some have achieved spectacular success, there is little discussion about them. Many of these women could be first general immigrants, still balancing the strong pull of two cultures. Even for second or third generation immigrants, Asian cultures can often exert immense pressures. Thus, the achievement of these women deserves far more attention than it has received, and comprehensive research on these advances should be presented. Asian Women in Corporate America: Emerging Research and Opportunities traces the history of Asian women’s presence as executives of major American corporations, presents biographical sketches of a select few, draws upon factors (individual, corporate, and societal) that influenced their journeys, and links to past theories on business leadership. The chapters serve to bring attention to a minority group in leadership and extricates factors that helped in the success of Asian American women in these prominent roles. While highlighting topics such as existing leadership theories, gender and ethnicity in leadership, models of theories regarding Asian women, and their involvement in major corporations, this book is a valuable reference tool for managers, executives, researchers, practitioners, academicians, and students working in fields that include women’s studies/gender studies, business and management, human resources management, management science, and leadership.
Read They Both Die at the End book online. They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera, the book is categorize as Young Adult Fiction book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Adam Silvera reminds us that there’s no life without death and no love without loss in this devastating yet uplifting story about two people whose lives change over the course of one unforgettable day. #1 New York Times bestseller * 4 starred reviews * A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year * A Kirkus Best Book of the Year * A Booklist Editors' Choice * A Bustle Best YA Novel * A Paste Magazine Best YA Book * A Book Riot Best Queer Book * A Buzzfeed Best YA Book of the Year * A BookPage Best YA Book of the Year On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they’re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There’s an app for that. It’s called the Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure—to live a lifetime in a single day. In the tradition of Before I Fall and If I Stay, They Both Die at the End is a tour de force from acclaimed author Adam Silvera, whose debut, More Happy Than Not, the New York Times called “profound.” Plus don't miss The First to Die at the End: #1 New York Times bestselling author Adam Silvera returns to the universe of international phenomenon They Both Die at the End in this prequel. New star-crossed lovers are put to the test on the first day of Death-Cast’s fateful calls.
Read Xylem Structure and the Ascent of Sap book online. Xylem Structure and the Ascent of Sap by Melvin T. Tyree,Martin H. Zimmermann, the book is categorize as Science book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: The first edition of this book was the first to provide an integrated description of sap ascension from an anatomical and functional point of view. The second edition opens with the three-dimensional aspects of wood anatomy. The cohesion-tension theory and new evidence are introduced in response to recent controversies over the mechanism of sap ascent in plants. The physiology, anatomy and biophysics of xylem dysfunction are discussed and new insights into hydraulic architecture are reviewed with special emphasis on physiological limits on maximum transpiration and how hydraulic architecture limits gas exchange, carbon gain and growth of plants. The text concludes with a description of xylem failure and pathology. The book highlights fascinating areas of current research with the aim to stimulate more work in the future.
Read Black Fatigue book online. Black Fatigue by Mary-Frances Winters, the book is categorize as Social Science book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: This is the first book to define and explore Black fatigue, the intergenerational impact of systemic racism on the physical and psychological health of Black people—and explain why and how society needs to collectively do more to combat its pernicious effects. Black people, young and old, are fatigued, says award-winning diversity and inclusion leader Mary-Frances Winters. It is physically, mentally, and emotionally draining to continue to experience inequities and even atrocities, day after day, when justice is a God-given and legislated right. And it is exhausting to have to constantly explain this to white people, even—and especially—well-meaning white people, who fall prey to white fragility and too often are unwittingly complicit in upholding the very systems they say they want dismantled. This book, designed to illuminate the myriad dire consequences of “living while Black,” came at the urging of Winters's Black friends and colleagues. Winters describes how in every aspect of life—from economics to education, work, criminal justice, and, very importantly, health outcomes—for the most part, the trajectory for Black people is not improving. It is paradoxical that, with all the attention focused over the last fifty years on social justice and diversity and inclusion, little progress has been made in actualizing the vision of an equitable society. Black people are quite literally sick and tired of being sick and tired. Winters writes that “my hope for this book is that it will provide a comprehensive summary of the consequences of Black fatigue, and awaken activism in those who care about equity and justice—those who care that intergenerational fatigue is tearing at the very core of a whole race of people who are simply asking for what they deserve.”
Read The Godly Man's Picture book online. The Godly Man's Picture by Thomas Watson, the book is categorize as Religion book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: The Godly Man's Picture, Drawn with a Scripture Pencil, or, Some Characteristic Marks of a Man who is Going to Heaven. The soul being so precious, and salvation so glorious—it is the highest point of prudence to make preparations for the eternal world. It is beyond all dispute, that there is an inheritance in light; and it is most strenuously asserted in Holy Scripture that there must be a fitness and suitability for it (Col. 1:12). If anyone asks, "Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord?" the answer is, "He who has clean hands, and a pure heart" (Psalm 24:4). To describe such a person is the work of this ensuing treatise. Here you have the godly man's portrait, and see him portrayed in his full lineaments
Read Global Health Perspectives in Prediabetes and Diabetes Prevention book online. Global Health Perspectives in Prediabetes and Diabetes Prevention by Michael Bergman, the book is categorize as Medical book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: This comprehensive text is unique in its compilation of experiences in addressing the global diabetes epidemic and description of diverse worldwide prevention initiatives. Background chapters describe the diagnosis and definition of diabetes, the epidemiology, pathophysiology of prediabetes as well as clinical trial evidence for diabetes prevention and treatment. Furthermore, the critical role of government in formulating a global health agenda, policy perspectives for European initiatives, the importance of nutritional policies for diabetes prevention as well as the development of the necessary capacity and infrastructure for diabetes prevention are described. Given the prevalence of diabetes in South Asians and migrants, one chapter focuses on risk factors and prevention of diabetes in these communities. Other chapters detail local and regional approaches covering a truly global span: United States, Latin America, Europe, India, Turkey, (Siberia) Russia, the Middle East and North Africa, South Africa, Israel, East Asia and Australia. Authored by academic experts in endocrinology and diabetes and global leaders in epidemiology and public health, this landmark text is an authoritative reference for a diverse audience including government, public health and policy experts and researchers, academicians, healthcare professionals, endocrinologists and clinicians interested in prediabetes and diabetes prevention, graduate students and faculty in public and global health graduate programs, epidemiologists, nutritionists, sociologists and those in translational medicine. Readers will broaden their awareness of the prevailing and burgeoning diabetes epidemic and the remarkably creative worldwide prevention initiatives undertaken to address the seemingly insurmountable inherent challenges posed by this global health care crisis. The text is an attestation to the wonderful potential for enormous human collaboration and achievement when communal organizations, governments at local, regional and national levels, researchers, the medical and public health communities, and nutrition experts join with global citizenry in confronting one of the most significant healthcare challenges witnessed in this century. Contents:Diagnosis and Definition (Martin Buysschaert, Vanessa Preumont, Jose Luis Medina and Michael Bergman)Epidemiology of Prediabetes (Crystal Man Ying Lee and Stephen Colagiuri)Pathophysiology of Prediabetes: Role of Lipotoxicity? (Amalia Gastaldelli and Ele Ferrannini)Primary Prevention Trials in Type 2 Diabetes (Ambady Ramachandran, Chamukuttan Snehalatha, Samith A Shetty and Arun Nanditha)Treatment of Prediabetes (Muhammad A Abdul-Ghani, Mustafa Kanat and Ralph A DeFronzo)Diabetes Prevention and Nutrition Policies from a Global Perspective (Eleanore Alexander, Deepak Patel, Katherine Tryon, Marieke Loubser and Derek Yach)Global Health and Governmental Policies in Diabetes Prevention (Jean Claude Mbanya and Renee Bowers)Infrastructure and Capacity for Diabetes Prevention in The United States (Mohammed K Ali and Ann L Albright)Epidemiological Trends, Risk Factors and Prevention of Diabetes: Special Focus on South Asians and Migrants (Akhtar Hussain, Bishwajit Bhowmik, Fareeha Shaikh, Nayla Cristina do Vale Moreira and AKA Khan)European Initiatives in Diabetes Prevention: Policy Perspectives (Peter E H Schwarz and Jaakko Tuomilehto)Real Life Diabetes Prevention in Europe (P E H Schwarz and A Gilis-Januszewska)Characteristics of Prediabetes/Diabetes and Prevention Initiatives in East Asia (Hirohito Sone)Real Life Diabetes Prevention Initiatives in India (Harish Ranjani, Mary Beth Weber, KM Venkat Narayan and Viswanathan Mohan)Diabetes Prevention in the Middle East and North Africa Region (Adel A El-Sayed, Eman Sabet and Amal Khalifa)Prediabetes and Diabetes Prevention in South Africa (Naomi Levitt, Krisela Steyn and Kirsty Bobrow)Prevention of Diabetes in Israel (Avivit Cahn, Ronit Endevelt and Itamar Raz)Diabetes Prevention in Australia: The Challenges of Scaling-up and Rolling-out Programs (Philip Vita, Prasuna Reddy, Amy Timoshanko and Stephen Colagiuri)Prediabetes and Diabetes Prevention Initiatives in Turkey (M Temel Yilmaz and Sehnaz Karadeniz)Prediabetes and Diabetes Prevention Initiatives in Siberia, Russia (Mikhail Voevoda, Olga Sazonova, Galina Simonova, Yuri Nikitin, Eugene Shubnikov, Diana Denisova, Marina Fomicheva and Elena Dergacheva)Prediabetes and Diabetes Prevention Initiatives in Latin-America (LA) (Rafael Gabriel, Clicerio González-Villalpando, Patricio López-Jaramillo, Tania Acosta, Ruy López Ridaura, Ramfis Nieto-Martínez, Jaakko Tuomilehto and Pablo Aschner) Readership: Academicians, clinicians, endocrinologists, epidemiologists, healthcare professionals, government, public health and policy experts and researchers, graduate students and faculty in public and global health graduate programs, nutritionists, sociologists, translational medicine, preventive medicine and others (agriculture and food industry, community planning). Key Features:Novel — no other comprehensive resource availableProminent international authorshipComprehensive examination of major global health issueKeywords:Prediabetes;Diabetes;Diabetes Prevention;Global Health;Epidemiology;Population Health;Non-Communicable Disease