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Meteorologist: Have you ever wondered how forecasters predict weather? How do they know when to issue evacuation warnings? Or how can they tell how much snow or rain will fall? Meteorologists have an important job. The information they provide not only helps people prepare for their day, but can also help save lives. Learn how these trained professionals gather data, track storms, and even fly directly into hurricanes!
Divided into four parts, the first section touches on the nature of social research; the second discusses fieldwork; the third reviews different survey methods; and the final section grapples with issues of ethics in research.
This thoroughly revised and updated second edition of Methods for Community-Based Participatory Research for Health provides a step-by-step approach to the application of participatory approaches to quantitative and qualitative data collection and data analysis. With contributions from a distinguished panel of experts, this important volume shows how researchers, practitioners, and community partners can work together to establish and maintain equitable partnerships using a Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) approach to increase knowledge and improve the health and well-being of the communities involved. Written for students, practitioners, researchers, and community members, the book provides a comprehensive presentation of innovative partnership structures and processes, and covers the broad spectrum of methods needed to conduct CBPR in the widest range of research areas--including social determinants of health, health inequities, health promotion, community interventions, disease management, health services, and environmental health. The contributors examine effective methods used within the context of a CBPR approach including survey questionnaire, in-depth interview, focus group interview, ethnography, exposure assessment, and geographic information system mapping. In addition, each chapter describes a case study of the application of the method using a CBPR approach. The book also contains examples of concrete tools and measurement instruments that may be adapted by others involved in CBPR efforts.
Several legal instructors throughout the state of Michigan contributed to the development of this and previous editions of this book in hopes that it will help police officers and police recruits comprehend the legal parameters that they operate within on a day-to-day basis.
This text focuses on the physics of fluid transport in micro- and nanofabricated liquid-phase systems, with consideration of gas bubbles, solid particles, and macromolecules. This text was designed with the goal of bringing together several areas that are often taught separately - namely, fluid mechanics, electrodynamics, and interfacial chemistry and electrochemistry - with a focused goal of preparing the modern microfluidics researcher to analyze and model continuum fluid mechanical systems encountered when working with micro- and nanofabricated devices. This text is not a summary of current research in the field, and it omits any discussion of microfabrication techniques or any attempt to summarize the technological state of the art. This text serves as a useful reference for practicing researchers but is designed primarily for classroom instruction. Worked sample problems are inserted throughout to assist the student, and exercises are included at the end of each chapter to facilitate use in classes.
All aerial plant surfaces, including leaves, stems and flowers are inhabited by diverse assemblages of microorganisms, including filamentous fungi, yeasts, bacteria, and bacteriophages. These organisms have profound effects on plant health and thus impact on ecosystem and agricultural functions. This book is based on proceedings from the 8th International Symposium on the mircobiology of aerial plant surfaces, held in Oxford University in 2005. This is a five yearly conference which brings together international scientists and provides a unique opportunity to discuss developments in this field.
This book provides a selection of microbiological methods which are applicable or already applied in regional or national soil quality monitoring programmes. An overview is given of approaches to monitoring, evaluating and managing soil quality (Part I), followed by a selection of methods which are described in sufficient detail to use the book as a practical handbook in the laboratory (Part II). Finally a census is given of the main methods used in over 30 European laboratories. The book is aimed at different levels: soil scientists, technicians, policy makers, land managers and students.
This book gives a comprehensive description of the architecture of microprocessors from simple in-order short pipeline designs to out-of-order superscalars. It discusses topics such as - the policies and mechanisms needed for out-of-order processing such as register renaming, reservation stations, and reorder buffers - optimizations for high performance such as branch predictors, instruction scheduling, and load-store speculations - design choices and enhancements to tolerate latency in the cache hierarchy of single and multiple processors - state-of-the-art multithreading and multiprocessing emphasizing single chip implementations Topics are presented as conceptual ideas, with metrics to assess the performance impact, if appropriate, and examples of realization. The emphasis is on how things work at a black box and algorithmic level. The author also provides sufficient detail at the register transfer level so that readers can appreciate how design features enhance performance as well as complexity.
Microsoft Office 2010: Introductory provides a project-based, step-by-step approach to teaching the Office 2010 applications.
This isn't just a start-to-finish guide to Microsoft SQL Server 2000 database administration. It's a practical guide for those migrating from Oracle® or Sybase®plus an indispensable resource for managers who must hire and supervise SQL Server DBAs. Carl H. Speshock defines the SQL Server DBA role by covering every DBA skill required to administer and manage robust, secure, and scalable SQL Server environments-- both technical and managerial.
This is not a manual for Windows XP Professional, but it does contain information useful when setting up and starting to use Windows XP. This book file contains tables reformatted for use with speech and braille. Important picture captions have been included. The recommended changes to XP for use with a screen reader will change many of the things listed on the second page of this booklet.
Migration and Refugee Law: Principles and Practice in Australia is a comprehensive overview of the legal principles governing the entry of people into Australia. This fully revised third edition provides an accessible analysis of the theory and practice of this complex and controversial area of the law. It considers the social and political context of migration and refugee law in devising innovative policies aimed at creating an equitable and rational immigration system. Migration and Refugee Law: Principles and Practice in Australia combines an astute consideration of theory with the creation of practical policy solutions, and is therefore an essential resource for migration lawyers and agents, government employees, students, judicial officers and policymakers.
This book contains basic information in esthetics training course and comprehensive coverage on many subjects including infection control, spa body treatments, choosing a product line, and more.
Milady's Standard Textbook of Cosmetology has led the way in cosmetology education by changing to meet the evolving needs of students and the market. The new Standard is organized into six parts containing 26 chapters, each written by an industry expert in the field, creating an immediate connection to the professional world. This book covers all essential information in a contemporary, easy-to-use manner.
This is the primary student supplement to Milady's core disciplines: Cosmetology, Nail Technology, Esthetics, and Barbering. Each contains chapter-by-chapter questions in a multiple-choice format to help students prepare for their state board exams. An answer key at the back of the book allows students to check accuracy and identify weak areas.
Each workbook correlates to the appropriate core textbook. This supplement contains detailed, interactive exercises designed to reinforce learning, and increase student comprehension. Includes fill-in-the-blank word review, matching exercises, and final review examinations. This workbook helps students reinforce practical applications and master the techniques, procedures, and product usage needed for licensure preparation.
Milady's Standard Esthetics Fundamentals, tenth edition is an introductory text for students who are enrolled in an esthetics training course up to 600 hours. The text is designed to deliver a complete overview of all of the information necessary to introduce a newcomer to the world of professional skin care, including human anatomy, chemistry, electricity, skin analysis, conditions and disorders. Learners are given a comprehensive tour of the most well-known, best-used treatment techniques and services requested by clients: facial massage, the use of facial machines, hair removal, advanced topicals and makeup. The material covers the history of and the opportunities in Esthetics, as well as how to create a competent and lasting professional image and effectively communicate for success in the skin care business. The text prepares the learner for management of the skin care business operations and successful retailing of products and services.
This latest edition of Milady's Standard Nail Technology contains new and updated information on many subjects including infection control, product chemistry, manicuring, pedicuring, electric filing, monomer liquid and polymer powder nail enhancements and UV gels. Also included is a completely new chapter, The Creative Touch, loaded with the latest nail art mediums and techniques to enhance the learner's experience. In order to make for easier implementation, select editorial content from Milady's Standard Nail Technology and Milady's Standard Cosmetology have been aligned. This new format makes this the most complete resource for students to kick off their nail technology careers. Also included are brand new photographs and art that depict nail technicians performing their work and serving their clients encompassed by more than 400 pieces of art throughout the book, including procedural art.
A collection of philosophical and scientific papers illustrating diverse viewpoints on the mind-body problem.
A groundbreaking work of science that confirms, for the first time, the independent existence of the mind-and demonstrates the possibilities for human control over the workings of the brain. Conventional science has long held the position that 'the mind' is merely an illusion, a side effect of electrochemical activity in the physical brain. Now in paperback, Dr Jeffrey Schwartz and Sharon Begley's groundbreaking work, The Mind and the Brain, argues exactly the opposite: that the mind has a life of its own. Dr Schwartz, a leading researcher in brain dysfunctions, and Wall Street Journal science columnist Sharon Begley demonstrate that the human mind is an independent entity that can shape and control the functioning of the physical brain. Their work has its basis in our emerging understanding of adult neuroplasticity-the brain's ability to be rewired not just in childhood, but throughout life, a trait only recently established by neuroscientists. Through decades of work treating patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Schwartz made an extraordinary finding: while following the therapy he developed, his patients were effecting significant and lasting changes in their own neural pathways. It was a scientific first: by actively focusing their attention away from negative behaviors and toward more positive ones, Schwartz's patients were using their minds to reshape their brains-and discovering a thrilling new dimension to the concept of neuroplasticity. The Mind and the Brain follows Schwartz as he investigates this newly discovered power, which he calls self-directed neuroplasticity or, more simply, mental force. It describes his work with noted physicist Henry Stapp and connects the concept of 'mental force' with the ancient practice of mindfulness in Buddhist tradition. And it points to potential new applications that could transform the treatment of almost every variety of neurological dysfunction, from dyslexia to stroke-and could lead to new strategies to help us harness our mental powers. Yet as wondrous as these implications are, perhaps even more important is the philosophical dimension of Schwartz's work. For the existence of mental force offers convincing scientific evidence of human free will, and thus of man's inherent capacity for moral choice.
Siegel, who directs the Mindsight Institute and teaches psychiatry at UCLA, offers a comprehensive guide to his approach to the psychotherapeutic relationship. Interweaving ideas of mind, brain, and relationship, and demonstrating their interplay in distinct areas of thought and behavior, Siegel distills his theories into a fully realized model that therapists can apply to their interaction with clients. The exercises and explanations are geared towards training therapists in developing mindful behavior, showing how this behavior comes to affect neural reactions in the brain, and how mindfulness increases the level of connection in the therapist-client relationship. Written for psychotherapists of all levels of experience, this relatively small volume is unusually substantial in its content, encompassing as it does an overarching structure for practitioners to apply in their practice. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Segal (psychotherapy, U. of Toronto), J. Mark G. Williams (clinical psychology, U. of Wales-Bangor) and John D. Teasdale (Medical Research Council's Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, England) describe an approach to treating depression that combines the Eastern meditative practices and perspectives of mindfulness meditation, with the Western psychological epistemologies and practices of cognitive therapy. They speak to clinicians and researchers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Suttle (Moredun Foundation, Britain) updates the detailed reference for veterinarians and keepers of livestock to incorporate findings from the past decade. His goal is to find a useful middle ground between basic science that looks at nutrition on a cellular or molecular level, and studies that are thinly disguised advertisements for commercial products. He discusses the requirements for minerals, natural sources of minerals, assessing and controlling mineral status in livestock, a number of specific minerals such as potassium and iodine, occasionally beneficial elements, potentially toxic elements, the design of supplementation trials for assessing mineral deprivation, and minerals and humans.
Among the five nations authorized under the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty to possess nuclear weapons, China has the smallest nuclear force and maintains the most restrained nuclear posture. In The Minimum Means of Reprisal, Jeffrey Lewis examines patterns in Chinese defense investments, strategic force deployments, and arms control behavior to develop an alternative assessment of China's nuclear forces. The Minimum Means of Reprisal finds that China's nuclear deployment and arms control patterns stem from the belief that deterrence is relatively unaffected by changes in the size, configuration, and readiness of nuclear forces. As a result, Lewis argues, Chinese policy has tended to sacrifice offensive capability in favor of greater political control and lower economic costs. The future of cooperative security arrangements in space will depend largely on the U. S. -Chinese relationship. Lewis warns that changes in U. S. defense strategy, including the development of new strategic forces and the weaponization of space, will prevent the United States from reassuring China in the event that its leaders begin to lose confidence in their restrained deterrent. The result may further damage the already weakened arms control regime and increase the threat to the United States and the world. Lewis provides policy guidance for those interested in the U. S. -Chinese security relationship and in global security arrangements more generally.
Did the Supreme Court's upholding of Miranda in 2000 adversely impact law enforcement, as conservatives have complained, or was it a reaffirmation of individual rights? Welsh S. White looks at both sides of the issue, emphasizing that Miranda represents just one stage in the Court's ongoing struggle to accommodate a fundamental conflict between law enforcement and civil liberties, and assessing whether the Court's present decisions (including Miranda) strike an appropriate balance between promoting law enforcement's interest in obtaining reliable evidence and the individual's interest in being protected from overreaching police practices.
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