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Multimedia and Image Management prepares students for a business world in which they will be expected to use business-standard software applications and to complete projects and solve problems. The applications include word processing, presentation, digital photography, image manipulation, animation, and speech recognition. This text teaches students the more creative end of business technology.
Integrative approaches to biomedical research promise to advance our understanding of the human body and physiopathology of diseases. In this book, the author focuses on the skeletal system, demonstrating how multiscale modeling can determine the relationship between bone mechanics and disease. Introductory chapters explain the concept of integrative research, what a model is, predictive modeling, and the computational methods used throughout the book. Starting with whole body anatomy, physiology and modeling, subsequent chapters scale down from bone and tissue levels to the cellular level, where the modeling of mechanobiological processes is addressed. Finally, the principles are applied to address truly complex, multiscale interactions. Special attention is given to real-world clinical applications: one in pediatric skeletal oncology and one on the prediction of fracture risks in osteoporotic patients. This book has wide interdisciplinary appeal and is a valuable resource for researchers in mechanical and biomedical engineering, quantitative physiology and computational biology.
This book intends to provide rehabilitation professionals with a wealth of knowledge and background in the all-important aspect of the patient/client examination process.
A basic guide to every aspect of museum work, from collection development and management, to marketing, maintenance and security. A textbook to be used as a basis for training courses.
This concise volume is the place to start for anyone considering a career in museums. Expert curator Elizabeth Schlatter outlines the nature of the profession, the types of museums, and the types of jobs within museums, including salary ranges. She tells the reader the kinds of training needed, how to secure a job, and how to move up the ladder once you are working in the filed. Schlatter discusses the pros and cons, rewards and challenges of embarking on a museum career. Interviews with a host of other museum professionals show the various pathways that people take within the field. For novices in the field, students in museum studies programs, or anyone considering this as a career choice, Schlatter's book is an essential starting point.
Stim, a musician and intellectual property attorney, explains the business side of running a band from a legal perspective. He discusses band partnerships and agreements, management, attorneys, equipment, performance and touring, copyright and song ownership, publishing, band names and trademarks, album artwork issues, recording and manufacturing issues, music distribution, independent record agreements, and taxes. This edition covers downloads and other internet issues.
Grasp the concepts needed to compose, deconstruct, and comprehend music. Whether you're a student of music or a music lover, "Music Theory For Dummies" presents you with essential information on how to read, write, and understand music, as well as helpful hints on composing, arranging, and creating original melodies, harmonies, and chords. "Music Theory For Dummies" gives you a friendly, unintimidating overview of the material covered in a typical college-level course and makes music theory easy to understand. It includes updated information on current teaching techniques; the newest music examples and genres; information on mastering major and minor scales, using intervals, and recognizing pitches and clefs; the lowdown on rhythms, tempo, dynamics, and navigation; how to transcribe the music you hear and transposing it to other keys; harmonizing and accompanying melodies; composing and arranging for voices and instruments; performing your own music; and much more.
An introductory course on the production, propagation, and perception of sound as it relates to music and musical instruments
The bible of the music biz; now fully revised with new contacts, fee info, trends, tips. Want to know how to set prices for a gig? Want to be ahead of the curve on new trends in music? Want to have all the latest contact information on hundreds of industry pros? Have we got the book for you! The Musician's Handbook, already the industry bible for working musicians, has been thoroughly revised and updated with the answers to all these questions and more. New interviews with music-business leaders, new pricing and legal structures for the digital age, new how-to tips for independent and do-it-yourself musician -- it's all in here. Fees, royalties and advances, live performance, touring, merchandising, working with managers, lawyers, and agents, spotting new opportunities -- all these topics and many, many more are covered in depth in this indispensable guide to becoming successful in music and in business.
The first of a two-part revision, expanded to cover several major versions of TSO and ISPF released by IBM since publication of the first edition in 1984. This volume, Part 1, presents everything necessary to use TSO/ISPF for application programming. (Part 2 covers TSO commands and procedures.)
After more than fifteen years of teaching, Rebekah Nathan, a professor of anthropology at a large state university, realized that she no longer understood the behavior and attitudes of her students. Fewer and fewer participated in class discussion, tackled the assigned reading, or came to discuss problems during office hours. And she realized from conversations with her colleagues that they, too, were perplexed: Why were students today so different and so hard to teach? Were they, in fact, more likely to cheat, ruder, and less motivated? Did they care at all about their education, besides their grades? Nathan decided to put her wealth of experience in overseas ethnographic fieldwork to use closer to home and apply to her own university. Accepted on the strength of her high school transcript, she took a sabbatical and enrolled as a freshman for the academic year. She immersed herself in student life, moving into the dorms and taking on a full course load. She ate in the student cafeteria, joined student clubs, and played regular pick-up games of volleyball and tag football (sports at which the athletic fifty-something-year-old could hold her own). Nathan had resolved that, if asked, she would not lie about her identity; she found that her classmates, if they were curious about why she was attending college at her age, never questioned her about her personal life. Based on her interviews and conversations with fellow classmates, her interactions with professors and with other university employees and offices, and her careful day-to-day observations, My Freshman Year provides a compelling account of college life that should be read by students, parents, professors, university administrators, and anyone else concerned about the state of higher education in America today. Placing her own experiences and those of her classmates into a broader context drawn from national surveys of college life, Nathan finds that today's students face new challenges to which academic institutions have not adapted. At the end of her freshman year, she has an affection and respect for students as a whole that she had previously reserved only for certain individuals. Being a student, she discovers, is hard work. But she also identifies fundamental misperceptions, misunderstandings, and mistakes on both sides of the educational divide that negatively affect the college experience. By focusing on the actual experiences of students, My Freshman Year offers a refreshing alternative to the frequently divisive debates surrounding the political, economic, and cultural significance of higher education--as well as a novel perspective from which to look at the achievements and difficulties confronting America's colleges and universities in the twenty-first century.
Mycoplasmas are the smallest of free-living organisms and are intermediate between viruses and bacteria. Many species thrive as parasites in animal (including human) hosts. This book is based on proceedings of a conference held in Palermo, Italy. It reviews some of the most important mycoplasma diseases of sheep, goats and cattle including contagious bovine pleuropneumonia, contagious agalactia and calf pneumonia, which are listed by the OIE because of their economic implications.
Discusses banking from the perspective of Austrian economics.
A clear exploration of the main concept of C.G. Jung's psychology.
Nanotechnology is the wave of the future, and has already been incorporated into everything from toothpaste to socks to military equipment. The safety of nanotechnology for human health and the environment is a great unknown, however, and no legal system in the world has yet devised a way to reasonably address the uncertain risks of nanotechnology. To do so will require creating new legal institutions. This volume of essays by leading law scholars and social and physical scientists offers a range of views as to how such institutions should be formed. It is essential reading for anyone who may wonder how we can continue to innovate technologically in a way that both delivers the benefits and sustains human health and the environment.
Proposes a narrative approach that builds a bridge between family therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and addictions counseling. Demonstrates innovative ways to help clients form new understandings of the events of their lives, explore their relationships to drugs and alcohol, and develop new stories to nourish their recovery. Central to this approach is the use of letter writing, personal accounts, and other creative tasks. Diamond has been teaching and training in the fields of addiction and psychotherapy for the past 15 years. He is currently in private practice. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
How to apply the definitive postmodern therapeutic technique in a variety of situations, including treating alcoholics, counseling students, treating male sexual abuse survivors, and more. Written with scholarship, energy, practicality, and awareness.
Offers a fundamental understanding of the narrative approach to therapy and illustrates some of the potential applications of the technique.
Safe, efficient, code-compliant electrical installations are made simple with the latest publication of this widely popular resource. Like its highly successful previous editions, the National Electrical Code 2011 softcover version combines solid, thorough, research-based content with the tools you need to build an in-depth understanding of the most important topics. New to the 2011 edition are articles including first-time Article 399 on Outdoor, Overhead Conductors with over 600 volts, first-time Article 694 on Small Wind Electric Systems, first-time Article 840 on Premises Powered Broadband Communications Systems, and more. The National Electrical Code is adopted in all 50 states, and is an essential reference for those in or entering careers in electrical design, installation, inspection, and safety.
National Security Law, Fifth Edition, provides the broadest exploration of both constitutional and domestic law issues in National Security of any book in the field.
One of the four core phases of emergency management, hazard mitigation is essential for reducing disaster effects on human populations and making communities more resilient to the impacts of hazards. Presenting an up-to-date look at the changing nature of disasters, Natural Hazard Mitigation offers practical guidance on the implementation and selection of hazard mitigation programs and projects. Based on real-world applications, the book includes case studies that present a thorough explanation of the various issues involved. The contributors describe the value and potential of mitigation efforts and explain how to convince public officials and communities of that value. They also discuss how to better involve the community and uniquely tailor solutions to regional and local situations. The book begins with an overview of the history of hazard mitigation with a focus on the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000. It examines where hazard mitigation fits into emergency management and addresses some of the challenges that can arise in navigating the various intergovernmental relationships involved in hazard mitigation. The remaining chapters explore: Public-private partnerships for hazard mitigation at the local level The role currently played by the private sector and how communities can best make use of contractors How to maximize the use of the National Flood Insurance Program and the Community Ratings System Risk communications as a key component of encouraging hazard mitigation Legal issues relevant to hazard mitigation Ways to actively engage the community and how to advocate for hazard mitigation policy How state and local governments can promote and fund mitigation without utilizing federal dollars The challenges associated with volunteers and how to best make use of this resource The area analysis as an innovative means of addressing flood risk at the block or neighborhood level The book includes learning objectives, key terms, and end-of-chapter questions to enhance comprehension. It concludes with a discussion of tools that local practitioners can use and provides an appendix with additional links and resources. This volume is an essential reference for both students and professionals in the ongoing effort to better prepare communities against the effects of natural hazards.
The discovery of these genes and their role in human malignancy has been one of the most dramatic events in biology in the late twentieth century. In this book, Angier describes scientist Bob Weinberg, his research lab, and the dozens of scientists who work towards understanding the oncogene. She describes the dynamic of the lab and its workers as well as the details of each gene experiment.
This book brings together the chemistry and biology of natural pesticides and discusses modern trends in their development and use in pest management.
The Navstar Global Positioning System satellites are positioned in six orbital planes, 10,898 nautical miles from earth, enabling an unlimited number of users to receive passively their longitude, latitude, and altitude. With a minimum of math, the author explains how to use the system and provides a group of example applications. Four appendices offer additional sources of information, a list of user-set makers, navigation related clubs, and a list of navigation related magazines and periodicals.
Practice questions are the best way to prepare for success on the exam - and only one book makes practicing for NCLEX-RN® Incredibly Easy! NCLEX Q&A Review Made Incredibly Easy provides 6,500 total questions in the text and online - more than ever before! Completely updated to reflect the latest test plan and featuring the high quality questions that help students pass the NCLEX exam, the fifth edition features all question types appearing on the test - including audio and graphic option questions. Page after page of study questions with clear rationales make for effective, efficient study sessions, and the Incredibly Easy approach promotes knowledge retention while decreasing study anxiety. You'll actually enjoy learning, stay motivated, and improve your performance on the licensing exam! Take the stress out of studying with: More practice questions than ever before! 3,000 practice questions included in the text Over 3,000 NCLEX-style practice questions on the companion website, including audio questions and graphic option questions.
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