Reached

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Ally Condie
  • ISBN : 1101591714
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 544
  • Readers : 1589

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The thrilling conclusion to the New York Times Bestselling Matched Trilogy! Perfect for fans of 1984, Brave New World, Black Mirror, and The Handmaid’s Tale. Cassia’s journey began with an error, a momentary glitch in the otherwise perfect façade of the Society. After crossing canyons to break free, she waits, silk and paper smuggled against her skin, ready for the final chapter. The wait is over. One young woman has raged against those who threaten to keep away what matters most—family, love, choice. Her revolution is about to explode into full-scale rebellion. As an incurable plague sweeps through the Society, Cassia races to save both the lives and freedom of those she loves. With exquisite prose, the emotionally gripping conclusion to the international–bestselling Matched trilogy returns Cassia, Ky, and Xander to the Society to save the one thing they have been denied for so long, the power to choose.

Voting as a Christian: The Economic and Foreign Policy Issues

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  • Category : Religion
  • Author : Wayne A. Grudem
  • ISBN : 0310496039
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Number of Pages : 368
  • Readers : 5287

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Written not by a journalist or politician but rather by a theology professor with a Ph.D. in New Testament studies, Voting by the Bible: The Economic and Foreign Policy Issues begins with the assumption that God intended the Bible to give guidance to every area of life—including how governments should function. Derived from author Wayne Grudem’s magisterial Politics According to the Bible, this book highlights those economic and foreign-policy issues that have dominated political debate recently. Throughout, author Wayne Grudem supports political positions that would be called more "conservative" than "liberal." However, “it is important to understand that I see these positions as flowing out of the Bible's teachings rather than positions I hold prior to, or independently of, those biblical teachings," he writes. "My primary purpose in the book is not to be liberally or conservative, or Democrat or Republican, but to explain a biblical worldview and a biblical perspective on issues of politics, law, and government." Concise yet carefully argued, this book is a must-read for any Christian concerned about current debates over the economy, the size and role of government, and the best way forward out of the current recession. Not every reader will agree with the book's conclusions. But by grounding his analysis deeply on Scripture, Grudem has equipped Christians to better understand and respond to some of today's key political debates wisely and in a manner consistent with their primary citizenship as members and ambassadors of the kingdom of God.

Conventional Water Resources and Agriculture in Egypt

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  • Category : Science
  • Author : Abdelazim M. Negm
  • ISBN : 3319950657
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Number of Pages : 689
  • Readers : 4517

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This unique volume focuses on Egypt’s conventional water resources and the main water consumer: Egypt’s agriculture. It provides an up-to-date overview and the latest research findings, and covers the following main topics: · History of irrigation and irrigation projects · Key features of agriculture, the administrative and legal framework in Egypt · Land resources for agriculture development · Food insecurity due to water shortages and climate change; resulting challenges and opportunities · Assessment of water resources for irrigation and drinking purposes · Impacts of upstream dams, such as the GERD and Tekeze Dam, on Egypt’s water resources and crop yield · Sustainable use of water resources and the future of mega irrigation projects · Quantity and quality of water in Egypt’s water resources bank This book and the companion volume Unconventional Water Resources and Agriculture in Egypt offer invaluable reference guides for postgraduates, researchers, professionals, environmental managers and policymakers interested in water resources and their management worldwide.

School Library Management, 7th Edition

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  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Author : Gail K. Dickinson,Judi Repman
  • ISBN : 1440834563
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Number of Pages : 335
  • Readers : 4933

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book compiles selected articles from Library Media Connection to help school librarians and pre-service librarians learn about how to implement best practices for school library management. • An outstanding LIS textbook that addresses the latest standards, guidelines, and technologeis for the field and offers a blueprint for developing a strong school library program • A comprehensive listing of resources that includes websites, blogs, videos, and books • Articles written by distinguished practitioners and industry icons • Suggestions for using new technologies to achieve learning outcomes • A compilation of the most useful articles from Library Media Connection

Field Theory, The Renormalization Group, And Critical Phenomena: Graphs To Computers (3rd Edition)

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  • Category : Science
  • Author : Daniel J Amit,Victor Martin-mayor
  • ISBN : 9813102071
  • Publisher : World Scientific Publishing Company
  • Number of Pages : 568
  • Readers : 5496

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This volume links field theory methods and concepts from particle physics with those in critical phenomena and statistical mechanics, the development starting from the latter point of view. Rigor and lengthy proofs are trimmed by using the phenomenological framework of graphs, power counting, etc., and field theoretic methods with emphasis on renormalization group techniques. Non-perturbative methods and numerical simulations are introduced in this new edition. Abundant references to research literature complement this matter-of-fact approach. The book introduces quantum field theory to those already grounded in the concepts of statistical mechanics and advanced quantum theory, with sufficient exercises in each chapter for use as a textbook in a one-semester graduate course.The following new chapters are included:I. Real Space MethodsII. Finite Size ScalingIII. Monte Carlo Methods. Numerical Field Theory

Friedrich Waismann

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  • Category : Philosophy
  • Author : Dejan Makovec,Stewart Shapiro
  • ISBN : 3030250083
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Number of Pages : 343
  • Readers : 8828

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This edited collection covers Friedrich Waismann's most influential contributions to twentieth-century philosophy of language: his concepts of open texture and language strata, his early criticism of verificationism and the analytic-synthetic distinction, as well as their significance for experimental and legal philosophy. In addition, Waismann's original papers in ethics, metaphysics, epistemology and the philosophy of mathematics are here evaluated. They introduce Waismann's theory of action along with his groundbreaking work on fiction, proper names and Kafka's Trial. Waismann is known as the voice of Ludwig Wittgenstein in the Vienna Circle. At the same time we find in his works a determined critic of logical positivism and ordinary language philosophy, who anticipated much later developments in the analytic tradition and devised his very own vision for its future.

ICONISTECH-1 2019

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  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Author : Cecep Hidayat,Elis Ratna Wulan,Mohamad Irfan ,Aldy Rialdy Atmadja,Robbi Rahim
  • ISBN : 163190275X
  • Publisher : European Alliance for Innovation
  • Number of Pages : 237
  • Readers : 5761

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The first International Conference of Islam, Science, and Technology (ICONISTECH) 2019 is an annual event to bring researchers, academics, experts, and professionals in Science and Technology related to Industrial Revolution 4.0. In 2020, this event was held on July, 11-12th 2019 at Grand Tjokro, Bandung, Indonesia. The conference from any kind of stakeholders related to Mathematics and Its Application, Chemistry, Life Science, Physics, Applied Sciences, Agrotechnology, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Ethics in science and technology, Integrated Islam to Science and Technology. Each contributed paper was refereed before being accepted for publication. The double-blind peer-reviewed was used in the paper selection.

The Politics of Precaution

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  • Category : Political Science
  • Author : David Vogel
  • ISBN : 1400842565
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Number of Pages : 336
  • Readers : 2633

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The Politics of Precaution examines the politics of consumer and environmental risk regulation in the United States and Europe over the last five decades, explaining why America and Europe have often regulated a wide range of similar risks differently. It finds that between 1960 and 1990, American health, safety, and environmental regulations were more stringent, risk averse, comprehensive, and innovative than those adopted in Europe. But since around 1990, the book shows, global regulatory leadership has shifted to Europe. What explains this striking reversal? David Vogel takes an in-depth, comparative look at European and American policies toward a range of consumer and environmental risks, including vehicle air pollution, ozone depletion, climate change, beef and milk hormones, genetically modified agriculture, antibiotics in animal feed, pesticides, cosmetic safety, and hazardous substances in electronic products. He traces how concerns over such risks--and pressure on political leaders to do something about them--have risen among the European public but declined among Americans. Vogel explores how policymakers in Europe have grown supportive of more stringent regulations while those in the United States have become sharply polarized along partisan lines. And as European policymakers have grown more willing to regulate risks on precautionary grounds, increasingly skeptical American policymakers have called for higher levels of scientific certainty before imposing additional regulatory controls on business.

The Self-Build Experience

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  • Category : Architecture
  • Author : Salet, Willem,D'Ottaviano, Camila
  • ISBN : 1447348478
  • Publisher : Policy Press
  • Number of Pages : 272
  • Readers : 2982

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Using a broad international comparative perspective spanning multiple countries across South America, Europe and Africa, contributors explore resident-led self-building for low and middle income groups in urban areas. Although social, economic and urban prosperity differs across these contexts, there exists a recurring, cross-continental, tension between formal governance and self-regulation. Contributors examine the multi-faceted regulation dilemmas of self-building under the conditions of modernization and consider alternative methods of institutionalization, place-making and urban design, reconceptualizing the moral and managerial ownership of the city. Innovative in scope, this book provides an array of globalized solutions for navigating regulatory tensions in order to optimize sustainable development for the future

Health Equity in a Globalizing Era

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  • Category : Medical
  • Author : Ronald Labonté,Arne Ruckert
  • ISBN : 0192572253
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Number of Pages : 464
  • Readers : 3651

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Why do some countries and populations suffer from poverty and ill health, whilst others are more prosperous and healthy? What are the inherently global (trans-border) issues that affect inequities in disease burden and health opportunities for individuals and nations? Traditionally, the focus of global health has been 'international health': the concern for high burdens of disease in generally low-income countries. To answer these questions however, we need to modernise our understanding of globalization as a phenomenon. Health Equity in a Globalizing Era: Past Challenges, Future Prospects examines how globalization processes since the on-set of neoliberalism affect equity in global health outcomes, and emphasises access to important social determinants of health. With a basis in political economy, the book covers key globalization concepts and theory, and presents a thorough background to the field. Case studies, illustrations, and new research all combine to make this title a comprehensive and current discussion of the various pathways that connect globalization to health equity outcomes. It looks at changes in migration, labour markets, trade and investment rules, international development assistance, health systems, infectious and non-communicable disease risks, environmental health, and gendered aspects of globalization's health dialectic. In addition, it argues for a reform of the global governance structure, the significant role of human rights, and the importance of a strong civil society in achieving greater social justice in health. Ideal for senior undergraduate and graduate students in global health programs, global health scholars and practitioners in government policy and health/development NGOs, Health Equity in a Globalizing Era: Past Challenges, Future Prospects is a significant contribution to our new understanding of globalization and global public health.

Debates on Media & Communication studies

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  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Author : Emrah Doğan,Nuran Öze
  • ISBN : 1912503735
  • Publisher : IJOPEC PUBLICATION
  • Number of Pages : 216
  • Readers : 5414

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The purpose of this book is to understand how new technologies change media and communication. The rapid change in technology has affected public space, interpersonal relations, social media, marketing and mar- keting strategies, cinema and gender relations. This change in media and communication has created some challenges, but also created opportu- nities. Today, communication and media studies seek to understand the- se opportunities and challenges. In this context, the first chapter of this book covers topics related to the representation of feminism and death in cinema, electronic culture, the psycho-political economy of new media and news production processes. The second part of the book includes interpersonal relations, the third part is about social and new media, the fourth part is about marketing and advertising and the last part is about gender and communication.

You've Reached Sam

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Dustin Thao
  • ISBN : 1250762049
  • Publisher : Wednesday Books
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Readers : 3760

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: An Instant New York Times Bestseller! If I Stay meets Your Name in Dustin Thao's You've Reached Sam, a heartfelt novel about love and loss and what it means to say goodbye. Seventeen-year-old Julie Clarke has her future all planned out—move out of her small town with her boyfriend Sam, attend college in the city; spend a summer in Japan. But then Sam dies. And everything changes. Heartbroken, Julie skips his funeral, throws out his belongings, and tries everything to forget him. But a message Sam left behind in her yearbook forces memories to return. Desperate to hear him one more time, Julie calls Sam's cell phone just to listen to his voice mail recording. And Sam picks up the phone. The connection is temporary. But hearing Sam's voice makes Julie fall for him all over again and with each call, it becomes harder to let him go. What would you do if you had a second chance at goodbye? A 2021 Kids' Indie Next List Selection A Cosmo.com Best YA Book Of 2021 A Buzzfeed Best Book Of November A Goodreads Most Anticipated Book

Dynamics of Information Systems: Mathematical Foundations

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  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Author : Alexey Sorokin,Robert Murphey,My T. Thai,Panos M. Pardalos
  • ISBN : 146143906X
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Number of Pages : 376
  • Readers : 8525

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book presents recent developments and results found by participants of the Third International Conference on the Dynamics of Information Systems, which took place at the University of Florida, Gainesville FL, USA on February 16-18, 2011. The purpose of this conference was to bring together scientists and engineers from industry, government, and universities to exchange knowledge and results in a broad range of topics relevant to the theory and practice of the dynamics of information systems. Dynamics of Information plays an increasingly critical role in our society. The influence of information on social, biological, genetic, and military systems must be better understood to achieve large advances in the capability and understanding of these systems. Applications are widespread and include: research in evolutionary theory, optimization of information workflow, military applications, climate networks, collision work, and much more. Dynamics of Information plays an increasingly critical role in our society. The influence of information on social, biological, genetic, and military systems must be better understood to achieve large advances in the capability and understanding of these systems. Applications are widespread and include: research in evolutionary theory, optimization of information workflow, military applications, climate networks, collision work, and much more.

And the Devil Walks Away

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Kevin R. Doyle
  • ISBN : 1509239383
  • Publisher : The Wild Rose Press Inc
  • Number of Pages : 370
  • Readers : 1361

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Helen Lipscomb seemingly has nowhere to go but down. Cashiered from the force, ostracized by most of her former acquaintances, and with no real connections left to the community, she's been getting by as a sort of unofficial investigator, doing piecework for various lawyers and bail bondsmen. Her former life as a homicide detective seems far behind her until a notorious serial killer, locked away and facing the death penalty, offers her the challenge of a lifetime. Not to prove his innocence, but to prove him guilty of even more murders than the authorities suspect, murders for which another convicted man, several states away, is taking credit.

Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States

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  • Category : Law
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics,Policy and Global Affairs,Committee on Science, Technology, and Law,Committee on Identifying the Needs of the Forensic Sciences Community
  • ISBN : 0309142393
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Number of Pages : 348
  • Readers : 3258

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Scores of talented and dedicated people serve the forensic science community, performing vitally important work. However, they are often constrained by lack of adequate resources, sound policies, and national support. It is clear that change and advancements, both systematic and scientific, are needed in a number of forensic science disciplines to ensure the reliability of work, establish enforceable standards, and promote best practices with consistent application. Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward provides a detailed plan for addressing these needs and suggests the creation of a new government entity, the National Institute of Forensic Science, to establish and enforce standards within the forensic science community. The benefits of improving and regulating the forensic science disciplines are clear: assisting law enforcement officials, enhancing homeland security, and reducing the risk of wrongful conviction and exoneration. Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States gives a full account of what is needed to advance the forensic science disciplines, including upgrading of systems and organizational structures, better training, widespread adoption of uniform and enforceable best practices, and mandatory certification and accreditation programs. While this book provides an essential call-to-action for congress and policy makers, it also serves as a vital tool for law enforcement agencies, criminal prosecutors and attorneys, and forensic science educators.

Data Compression

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  • Category : Computers
  • Author : David Salomon
  • ISBN : 1846286034
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Number of Pages : 1092
  • Readers : 2163

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book provides a comprehensive reference for the many different types and methods of compression. Included are a detailed and helpful taxonomy, analysis of most common methods, and discussions on the use and comparative benefits of methods and description of "how to" use them. Detailed descriptions and explanations of the most well-known and frequently used compression methods are covered in a self-contained fashion, with an accessible style and technical level for specialists and nonspecialists. Comments and suggestions of many readers have been included as a benefit to future readers, and a website is maintained and updated by the author.

Distant Speech Recognition

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  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Author : Matthias Woelfel,John McDonough
  • ISBN : 0470714077
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Number of Pages : 600
  • Readers : 1015

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A complete overview of distant automatic speech recognition The performance of conventional Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) systems degrades dramatically as soon as the microphone is moved away from the mouth of the speaker. This is due to a broad variety of effects such as background noise, overlapping speech from other speakers, and reverberation. While traditional ASR systems underperform for speech captured with far-field sensors, there are a number of novel techniques within the recognition system as well as techniques developed in other areas of signal processing that can mitigate the deleterious effects of noise and reverberation, as well as separating speech from overlapping speakers. Distant Speech Recognitionpresents a contemporary and comprehensive description of both theoretic abstraction and practical issues inherent in the distant ASR problem. Key Features: Covers the entire topic of distant ASR and offers practical solutions to overcome the problems related to it Provides documentation and sample scripts to enable readers to construct state-of-the-art distant speech recognition systems Gives relevant background information in acoustics and filter techniques, Explains the extraction and enhancement of classification relevant speech features Describes maximum likelihood as well as discriminative parameter estimation, and maximum likelihood normalization techniques Discusses the use of multi-microphone configurations for speaker tracking and channel combination Presents several applications of the methods and technologies described in this book Accompanying website with open source software and tools to construct state-of-the-art distant speech recognition systems This reference will be an invaluable resource for researchers, developers, engineers and other professionals, as well as advanced students in speech technology, signal processing, acoustics, statistics and artificial intelligence fields.

Everyone Loses

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  • Category : Political Science
  • Author : Samuel Charap,Timothy J. Colton
  • ISBN : 0429626681
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 212
  • Readers : 6133

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Disorder erupted in Ukraine in 2014, involving the overthrow of a sitting government, the Russian annexation of the Crimean peninsula, and a violent insurrection, supported by Moscow, in the east of the country. This Adelphi book argues that the crisis has yielded a ruinous outcome, in which all the parties are worse off and international security has deteriorated. This negative-sum scenario resulted from years of zero-sum behaviour on the part of Russia and the West in post-Soviet Eurasia, which the authors rigorously analyse. The rivalry was manageable in the early period after the Cold War, only to become entrenched and bitter a decade later. The upshot has been systematic losses for Russia, the West and the countries caught in between. All the governments involved must recognise that long-standing policies aimed at achieving one-sided advantage have reached a dead end, Charap and Colton argue, and commit to finding mutually acceptable alternatives through patient negotiation.

Post-Truth

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  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Author : Evan Davis
  • ISBN : 0748127186
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Book Group
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Readers : 2161

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: 'A Malcolm Gladwell-style social psychology/behavioural economics primer' Evening Standard Low-level dishonesty is rife everywhere, in the form of exaggeration, selective use of facts, economy with the truth, careful drafting - from Trump and the Brexit debate to companies that tell us 'your call is important to us'. How did we get to a place where bullshit is not just rife but apparently so effective that it's become the communications strategy of our times? This brilliantly insightful book steps inside the panoply of deception employed in all walks of life and assesses how it has come to this. It sets out the surprising logic which explains why bullshit is both pervasive and persistent. Why are company annual reports often nonsense? Why should you not trust estate agents? And above all, why has political campaigning become the art of stretching the truth? Drawing on behavioural science, economics, psychology and of course his knowledge of the media, Evan ends by providing readers with a tool-kit to handle the kinds of deceptions we encounter every day, and charts a route through the muddy waters of the post-truth age.

Health Reform Policy to Practice

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  • Category : Medical
  • Author : Ronald Stock,Bruce W. Goldberg
  • ISBN : 0128098287
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Number of Pages : 362
  • Readers : 1128

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Health Reform Policy to Practice: Oregon as a Case Study for a Path to a Comprehensive and Sustainable Health Delivery Model offers a real world example of an innovative, successful and comprehensive program conducted by the U.S. State of Oregon. In 1991, Oregon embarked on a journey to improve health for all its citizens by radically re-thinking how to approach health care for long-term benefits. Over more than two decades, Oregonians have participated in a dialogue to create a new approach to solve the dilemma of providing high quality health care that is affordable and effective. Traditionally, health care reform looked at cutting people from care, cutting provider rates or cutting services. Oregon’s approach is unique in that it built a new system of delivery from the ground (community) up. The Oregon model took a “Fourth Path to health care by redesigning the clinical delivery system through reducing waste, improving individual health and prevention, and therefore reducing utilization of services, creating local accountability, aligning financial incentives and creating fiscal accountability. This is not only an Oregon story, but a national one as other states, payers and purchasers implement health care reform. Written by content experts who have been actively involved in health care reform efforts Provides clear translation of current information and experience to implementation Explores the potential impact of the Oregon experience on national and international health care reform efforts

Wrestling Legacy Data to the Web & Beyond

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  • Category : Computers
  • Author : P. C. McGrew,W. D. McDaniel
  • ISBN : 1893347028
  • Publisher : MC2 Books
  • Number of Pages : 218
  • Readers : 9706

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Here is the book for anyone in the document chain. For Managers: Get the overview of the many print data streams found in your shop, from the high end to the desktop. Learn the resource terms and gain an understanding that will help you communicate effectively with the technicians. And, find out why documents don't always look the same, and why some are more of a problem than others! For Technicians: Learn the background behind the print data streams you work with every day and gain some insight into how to resolve problems in moving legacy data beyond its current print environment. There is even an appendix with vendor resources from around the world to help you solve your font, graphic, and transform problems.

Singapore’s Business Park Real Estate

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  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Author : Kim Hin David HO
  • ISBN : 1482879247
  • Publisher : Partridge Publishing Singapore
  • Number of Pages : 216
  • Readers : 9058

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Chapter 1 explores the extent to which the fundamental structure and behaviour of the large-scale high-tech strategic industrial real estate development projects, can be shaped in terms of institutional and macroeconomic conditions. Capital budgeting techniques and copula risk functions, affirm the relative influence of uncertain macroeconomic and financial variables, on the profitability of Singapore’s Biopolis at the One North development. Chapter 2 looks at the dynamics of the large-scale high-tech strategic industrial real estate market. The Chapter aims to understand the fundamental structure and behaviour of the industrial real estate in Singapore, and to broadly indicate the relative impacts of macroeconomic conditions on such industrial real estate market dynamics. In Chapter 3 and for the case of Singapore, the Chapter adopts the unrestricted vector autoregressive (VAR) approach, to understand how the space and asset markets in industrial real estate, are shaped via endogenous and exogenous factors. Chapter 4 construes the knowledge-based urban development (KBUD) strategy, to be a significant form of urban renewal of post-industrial cluster-based industrial cities. Urban planners are compelled to explore mixed-use zoning, the knowledge-based urban development-land use design model (KBUD-LUDM), its knowledge interaction design criteria (KIDC) and the land-use cost criteria (LUCC). Chapter 5 concludes this book.

Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care

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  • Category : Medical
  • Author : Dr. Robert Feinstein,Dr. Joseph Connelly,Marilyn Feinstein
  • ISBN : 0190276916
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Number of Pages : 512
  • Readers : 9218

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Integrated care incorporates behavioral and physical health services into primary care and specialty medical environments. Integrated care models are patient-centered; delivered by teams of medical professionals, utilize care coordination, and a population-based approach. This book is practical, office-based, and comfortably accessible to students, residents, faculty, and all mental health professionals, primary care and medical specialists. We examine and recommend applying collaborative care and other existing models of integrated care based on existing literature. When there is no literature supporting a specific approach, our experts offer their ideas and take an aspirational approach about how to manage and treat specific behavioral disorder or problems We assume the use of integrated team staffing including a primary care or specialist provider(s), front desk staff, medical assistant(s), nurse(s), nurse practitioners, behavioral health specialist(s), health coaches, consulting psychiatrist, and care coordinator(s)/manager(s).

Framework for Analysis and Identification of Nonlinear Distributed Parameter Systems using Bayesian Uncertainty Quantification based on Generalized Polynomial Chaos

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  • Category : Books
  • Author : Janya-anurak, Chettapong
  • ISBN : 3731506424
  • Publisher : KIT Scientific Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 248
  • Readers : 9139

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The True Adventures of a Vagabond

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  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Author : John DePasquale
  • ISBN : 1608441415
  • Publisher : Dog Ear Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 176
  • Readers : 5903

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The True Adventures of a Vagabond is the story of a young boy growing up in Brooklyn without a father and learning first hand street sense where nothing comes easy for survival in a big city that would, curiously and eventually come in handy in his successful street-smart career as a Special Agent. His early years unwittingly started the chain of life events that would lead him to many foreign countries and meeting some of the most powerful men in the world. The early story continues with the stealing of a car, the engagement to his first wife who happened to be engaged to someone else, and a direction with more question marks than answers, and who, with everything going against a kid growing up in an urban environment, became one of the highest decorated Special Agent within his field of expertise. Most of SA DePasquale's writings emerged in the form of hundreds of Criminal Investigations later prosecuted in a federal court. Along the way in his notable career, from Asia to Africa to Latin America and elsewhere, SA DePasquale enjoyed an insider-view at the highest levels of government and intelligence that few are privy to. He participated in major drug arrests and investigations that included U.S. involvement, in more ways than commonly acknowledged, with the South American drug trade and the capture of Manuel Noriega. SA DePasquale's career ended in retirement after being informed by his superiors that an up-coming inspection was more important then the surveillance of a known drug dealers home who had been threatened with death by his suppliers, this lack of surveillance resulted not only with the death of the drug dealer but the brutal death of his four young kids. The writing was on the wall, passing an inspection was more important then the life of others, it was time for him to leave. After retirement his adventures continued, looking for answers in places there were none, what was SA DePasquale looking for? Maybe after reading this book someone has the answers, until then his adventures continue.

Quality of Care and Information Technology, An Issue of Pediatric Clinics of North America, E-Book

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  • Category : Medical
  • Author : Srinivasan Suresh
  • ISBN : 0323417663
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Number of Pages : 387
  • Readers : 8643

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The Guest Editor of this issue is a pediatric emergency medicine specialist and the Chief Medical Officer at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. He is very involved in the medical record and other electronic devices as safety measures. He brings his expertise and breadth of knowledge to the Pediatric Clinics of North America to assemble a stand out list of authors who have contributed articles on Pediatric Safety, Quality & Informatics. In this issue, articles are devoted to Big Data and the role of Predictive Analytics in Pediatrics; Research in Pediatric IT- the present and the future; Quality Care and Patient Safety in the pediatric emergency department; Safety & Quality metrics for Pediatric Hospital Medicine; Clinical Effectiveness Guidelines- Easy to Create but Hard to Implement; Advanced Technology in the pediatric ICUs; Measurement, Standards and Peer Benchmarking in Pediatric Safety & Quality: One hospital’s journey; Clinical Informatics and its role in the care of children; Pediatric Safety & Quality: A nursing perspective; Pediatric Telehealth: opportunities and challenges; and Fundamentals of Quality Improvement: How to do pediatric QI research.

Advances in Information Systems and Technologies

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  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Author : Álvaro Rocha,Ana Maria Correia,Tom Wilson,Karl A. Stroetmann
  • ISBN : 3642369812
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Number of Pages : 1160
  • Readers : 9210

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book contains a selection of articles from The 2013 World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies (WorldCIST'13), a global forum for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, results, experiences and concerns in the several perspectives of Information Systems and Technologies. The main topics covered are: Information and Knowledge Management; Organizational Models and Information Systems; Intelligent and Decision Support Systems; Software Systems, Architectures, Applications and Tools; Computer Networks, Mobility and Pervasive Systems; Radar Technologies; and Human-Computer Interaction.

Lord of the Flies

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : William Golding
  • ISBN : 0571290582
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Readers : 8287

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A plane crashes on a desert island and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued. By day they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas, but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast. As the boys' delicate sense of order fades, so their childish dreams are transformed into something more primitive, and their behaviour starts to take on a murderous, savage significance. First published in 1954, Lord of the Flies is one of the most celebrated and widely read of modern classics. Now fully revised and updated, this educational edition includes chapter summaries, comprehension questions, discussion points, classroom activities, a biographical profile of Golding, historical context relevant to the novel and an essay on Lord of the Flies by William Golding entitled 'Fable'. Aimed at Key Stage 3 and 4 students, it also includes a section on literary theory for advanced or A-level students. The educational edition encourages original and independent thinking while guiding the student through the text - ideal for use in the classroom and at home.

Lead-Seeking Approaches

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  • Category : Science
  • Author : Matthew M. Hayward
  • ISBN : 364201075X
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Number of Pages : 217
  • Readers : 5010

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: High quality leads provide the foundation for the discovery of successful clinical development candidates, and therefore the identi?cation of leads is an essential part of drug discovery. The process for the identi?cation of leads generally starts with the screening of a compound collection, either an HTS of a relatively large compound collection (hundreds of thousands to one million plus compounds) or a more focused screen of a smaller set of compounds that have been preselected for the target of interest. Virtual screening methods such as structure-based or pharmacophore-based searches can complement or replace one of the above approaches. Once hits are identi?ed from one or more of these screening methods, they need to be thoroughly characterized in order to con?rm activity and identify areas in need of optimization. Finally, once fully characterized hits are identi?ed, preliminary optimization through synthetic modi?cation is carried out to generate leads. Parallel optimization of all properties, including biological, physicochemical, and ADME is the most ef?cient approach to the identi?cation of leads. Hit characterization is described in the previous chapter. The focus of this chapter is on hit optimization and the identi?- tion of leads. After a general overview of these processes, examples taken from the literature since 2001 will be used to illustrate speci?c points. There are also a number of excellent reviews covering the lead identi?cation process [1–6].

The Swooping Magpie

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Liza Perrat
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Perrat Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 315
  • Readers : 8321

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The thunderclap of sexual revolution collides with the black cloud of illegitimacy. Sixteen-year-old Lindsay Townsend is pretty and popular at school. At home, it’s a different story. Dad belts her and Mum’s either busy or battling a migraine. So when sexy school-teacher Jon Halliwell finds her irresistible, Lindsay believes life is about to change. She’s not wrong. Lindsay and Jon pursue their affair in secret, because if the school finds out, Jon will lose his job. If Lindsay’s dad finds out, there will be hell to pay. But when a dramatic accident turns her life upside down, Lindsay is separated from the man she loves. Events spiral beyond her control, emotions conflicting with doubt, loneliness and fear, and Lindsay becomes enmeshed in a shocking true-life Australian scandal. The schoolyard beauty will discover the dangerous games of the adult world. Games that destroy lives. Lindsay is forced into the toughest choice of her young life. The resulting trauma will forever burden her heart. Reflecting the social changes of 1970s Australia, The Swooping Magpie is a chilling psychological tale of love, loss and grief, and, through collective memory, finding we are not alone.

A Primer on Scientific Programming with Python

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  • Category : Computers
  • Author : Hans Petter Langtangen
  • ISBN : 3642302939
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Number of Pages : 798
  • Readers : 9067

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The book serves as a first introduction to computer programming of scientific applications, using the high-level Python language. The exposition is example- and problem-oriented, where the applications are taken from mathematics, numerical calculus, statistics, physics, biology, and finance. The book teaches "Matlab-style" and procedural programming as well as object-oriented programming. High school mathematics is a required background, and it is advantageous to study classical and numerical one-variable calculus in parallel with reading this book. Besides learning how to program computers, the reader will also learn how to solve mathematical problems, arising in various branches of science and engineering, with the aid of numerical methods and programming. By blending programming, mathematics and scientific applications, the book lays a solid foundation for practicing computational science.

The Wretched of the Earth

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  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : Frantz Fanon
  • ISBN : 0802198856
  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Readers : 9699

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The sixtieth anniversary edition of Frantz Fanon’s landmark text, now with a new introduction by Cornel West First published in 1961, and reissued in this sixtieth anniversary edition with a powerful new introduction by Cornel West, Frantz Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth is a masterfuland timeless interrogation of race, colonialism, psychological trauma, and revolutionary struggle, and a continuing influence on movements from Black Lives Matter to decolonization. A landmark text for revolutionaries and activists, The Wretched of the Earth is an eternal touchstone for civil rights, anti-colonialism, psychiatric studies, and Black consciousness movements around the world. Alongside Cornel West’s introduction, the book features critical essays by Jean-Paul Sartre and Homi K. Bhabha. This sixtieth anniversary edition of Fanon’s most famous text stands proudly alongside such pillars of anti-colonialism and anti-racism as Edward Said’s Orientalism and The Autobiography of Malcolm X.

Sophie's World

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Jostein Gaarder
  • ISBN : 1466804270
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Number of Pages : 544
  • Readers : 7003

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: One day Sophie comes home from school to find two questions in her mail: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" Before she knows it she is enrolled in a correspondence course with a mysterious philosopher. Thus begins Jostein Gaarder's unique novel, which is not only a mystery, but also a complete and entertaining history of philosophy.

The Law of Higher Education, A Comprehensive Guide to Legal Implications of Administrative Decision Making

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  • Category : Education
  • Author : William A. Kaplin,Barbara A. Lee,Neal H. Hutchens,Jacob H. Rooksby
  • ISBN : 1119271886
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Number of Pages : 1120
  • Readers : 9008

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Your must-have resource on the law of higher education Written by recognized experts in the field, the latest edition of The Law of Higher Education, Vol. 2 offers college administrators, legal counsel, and researchers with the most up-to-date, comprehensive coverage of the legal implications of administrative decision making. In the increasingly litigious environment of higher education, William A. Kaplin and Barbara A. Lee’s clear, cogent, and contextualized legal guide proves more and more indispensable every year. Two new authors, Neal H. Hutchens and Jacob H Rooksby, have joined the Kaplin and Lee team to provide additional coverage of important developments in higher education law. From hate speech to student suicide, from intellectual property developments to issues involving FERPA, this comprehensive resource helps ensure you’re ready for anything that may come your way. Includes new material since publication of the previous edition Covers Title IX developments and intellectual property Explores new protections for gay and transgender students and employees Delves into free speech rights of faculty and students in public universities Expands the discussion of faculty academic freedom, student academic freedom, and institutional academic freedom Part of a 2 volume set If this book isn’t on your shelf, it needs to be.

Flip Your Classroom

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  • Category : Education
  • Author : Jonathan Bergmann,Aaron Sams
  • ISBN : 1564844684
  • Publisher : International Society for Technology in Education
  • Number of Pages : 120
  • Readers : 7754

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Learn what a flipped classroom is and why it works, and get the information you need to flip a classroom. You’ll also learn the flipped mastery model, where students learn at their own pace, furthering opportunities for personalized education. This simple concept is easily replicable in any classroom, doesn’t cost much to implement, and helps foster self-directed learning. Once you flip, you won’t want to go back!

Nolph and Gokal's Textbook of Peritoneal Dialysis

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  • Category : Medical
  • Author : Ramesh Khanna,Raymond T. Krediet
  • ISBN : 9780387789408
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Number of Pages : 934
  • Readers : 7116

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Nolph and Gokal's Text Book of Peritoneal Dialysis, Third Edition, covers advances made in the field for the past 30 years. During the past two decades, the time during which this therapy has been increasingly utilized, this text has continued to be recognized as the major source of the discipline's base knowledge. The evolution of this text to its newest edition parallels the growth of peritoneal dialysis from Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis in the eighties to the current therapy that encompasses manual and automated therapies with full emphasis on adequacy of dialysis dose. Peritoneal dialysis represents an intracorporeal technique for blood purification. This unique dialysis system represents one of many human attempts to manipulate nature for sustenance of life. The past few years of advances have focused on further improvement of the technique. Areas that have fueled the interest of researchers include: (1) Physiology of high transporters (and the role of genetics and inflammation); (2) Continued debate over the most appropriate adequacy indices (small solute clearances, large solute clearances, clinical assessment etc.); (3) Understanding, preventing and treating the MIA syndrome in PD patients ( including the roles of leptin, and adiponectin); (4) Pathogenesis and newer management strategies of vascular calcification; (5) Continued improvements in infectious complications including peritonitis; (6) Further improvements in catheter technology; (7) Automated techniques; (8) Explaining and correcting PD underutilization; (9) Rationale and applications of newer dialysis solutions; (10) New understanding and approaches to management of osteodystrophy; (11) Refinements in anemia management including new insights in iron metabolism in PD patients; (12) Further definition of indications for PD; (13) The ideal time to initiate dialysis. Newer insight into host defense mechanisms have also made the past decade of advances in the field more meaningful for clinicians. This text also covers the knowledge gained from animal models of peritoneal dialysis. Nolph and Gokal's Textbook of Peritoneal Dialysis, Third Edition is a compilation of the latest knowledge in the field. It cites and describes in great detail, the new discoveries and the evolution of understanding the subject of these discoveries.

PoC or GTFO, Volume 2

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  • Category : Computers
  • Author : Manul Laphroaig
  • ISBN : 1593279353
  • Publisher : No Starch Press
  • Number of Pages : 788
  • Readers : 5687

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: PoC or GTFO, Volume 2 follows-up the wildly popular first volume with issues 9-13 of the eponymous hacker zine. Contributions range from humorous poems to deeply technical essays. The International Journal of Proof-of-Concept or Get The Fuck Out is a celebrated magazine of reverse engineering, retro-computing, and systems internals. This second collected volume holds all of the articles from releases nine to thirteen. Learn how to patch the firmware of a handheld amateur radio, then emulate that radio's proprietary audio code under Linux. How to slow the Windows kernel when exploiting a race condition and how to make a PDF file that is also an Android app, an audio file, or a Gameboy speedrun. How to hack a Wacom pen table with voltage glitching, then hack it again by pure software to read RDID tags from its surface. How to disassemble every last byte of an Atari game and how to bypass every classic form of copy protection on Apple ][. But above all else, beyond the nifty tricks and silly songs, this book exists to remind you what a clever engineer can build from a box of parts with a bit of free time. Not to show you what others have done, but to show you how they did it so that you can do the same.

The Little Black Book of Scams

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  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Author : Industry Canada,Competition Bureau Canada
  • ISBN : 1100232400
  • Publisher : Competition Bureau Canada
  • Number of Pages : 44
  • Readers : 8908

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The Canadian edition of The Little Black Book of Scams is a compact and easy to use reference guide filled with information Canadians can use to protect themselves against a variety of common scams. It debunks common myths about scams, provides contact information for reporting a scam to the correct authority, and offers a step-by-step guide for scam victims to reduce their losses and avoid becoming repeat victims. Consumers and businesses can consult The Little Black Book of Scams to avoid falling victim to social media and mobile phone scams, fake charities and lotteries, dating and romance scams, and many other schemes used to defraud Canadians of their money and personal information.

The Inner Game of Tennis

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  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Author : W. Timothy Gallwey
  • ISBN : 0307758850
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Number of Pages : 160
  • Readers : 7273

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Master your game from the inside out! With more than 800,000 copies sold since it was first published thirty years ago, this phenomenally successful guide has become a touchstone for hundreds of thousands of people. Not just for tennis players, or even just for athletes in general, this handbook works for anybody who wants to improve his or her performance in any activity, from playing music to getting ahead at work. W. Timothy Gallwey, a leading innovator in sports psychology, reveals how to • focus your mind to overcome nervousness, self-doubt, and distractions • find the state of “relaxed concentration” that allows you to play at your best • build skills by smart practice, then put it all together in match play Whether you're a beginner or a pro, Gallwey's engaging voice, clear examples, and illuminating anecdotes will give you the tools you need to succeed. “Introduced to The Inner Game of Tennis as a graduate student years ago, I recognized the obvious benefits of [W. Timothy] Gallwey's teachings. . . . Whether we are preparing for an inter-squad scrimmage or the National Championship Game, these principles lie at the foundation of our program.”—from the Foreword by Pete Carroll

Real World Adobe Illustrator CS4

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  • Category : Computers
  • Author : Mordy Golding
  • ISBN : 9780132104210
  • Publisher : Peachpit Press
  • Number of Pages : 600
  • Readers : 3267

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Real World Adobe Illustrator CS4 is the definitive reference to Adobe's industry-standard vector graphics software and is now in 4-color. With an easy, engaging style, author and past Illustrator product manager Mordy Golding takes readers through all of the features of the program, explaining not only how to use the multitude of features but also why and when to use them. This edition has been thoroughly updated for Illustrator CS4 and includes techniques on using the new multiple artboards for quicker Illustrator work across a variety of designs, demonstrations of the new Blob Brush tool and transparency in gradients, overviews of the new cross-product feature support with InDesign, Flash, and Flex (opening up new opportunities for collaborations between developers and designers), and coverage on a whirlwind of other new useful features. Along with tips, sidebars, and expert commentary, there are also numerous 4-color illustrations and screen shots from contributing artists included to offer readers the most complete coverage on this extraordinary application. Designers from all fields--illustrators, animators, package designers, graphic designers, web designers, and more--will find Real World Adobe Illustrator CS4 their one-stop guide to creating powerful designs in Illustrator.