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A London-based science journalist explains the origins of the home planet, how the Earth changes and affects us, and in turn, how humans are altering the third rock from the Sun. The accessible guide includes interesting boxed information (e.g., "How to start an ice age"), numerous color images, and annotated resources. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The Rough Guide to the PSP is the ultimate handbook to Sony's hugely successful hand-held games console. From the basic buying and operating instructions to downloading and listening to music, this guide helps the reader to understand the technical processes of tweaking the PSP and to perform operations never dreamed of by Sony. It explains how to: Find the right model and get the best deal Explore the best online sites and forums Play movies, music, and games with the Universal Media Disc Fully exploit the PSP's WiFi functionality Downgrade firmware and run homebrew applications Use emulators to play classic games Maximize the potential of the memory stick Extend your PSP with software and hardware accessories Plus much, much more. . . Whether you're an experienced gamer or just getting started, this is the book for you.
In Ruling the Root, Milton Mueller uses the theoretical framework of institutional economics to analyze the global policy and governance problems created by the assignment of Internet domain names and addresses.
There is increased interest in growing willow and poplar trees, as fast-growing species that have several purposes, including use as biofuels for energy production. However, silviculture is constrained by diseases such as Melampsora rusts, which have been extensively studied over the past two decades. As a result, they are now one of the best-understood tree pathogens in terms of population biology, genetics of resistance and disease control using host-genotype mixtures. This book is the first to provide a comprehensive review of our knowledge of rust diseases of willow and poplar.
A hands-on resource for practitioners, this book provides step-by-step guidance for developing a comprehensive school safety plan. Moving from needs assessment to implementation and evaluation, chapters describe research-based strategies that are readily applicable in K-12 settings. Special features include reproducible checklists and other planning tools, presented in a large-size format with convenient lay-flat binding. Described are proven ways to: * Create a low-crime environment * Identify and support high-risk students * Reduce bullying and harassment * Improve the schoolwide disciplinary system * Draw on community resources for change
Journalists explore the growing role that technology plays in the potential for terrorist attacks. Focuses on the work done by individuals in a variety of technical fields who strive to keep the country safe. Looks at code-breakers, computer scientists, medical researchers, engineers, electronics experts, and more.
The Dow Corning case raised serious questions about the safety of silicone breast implants and about larger issues of medical device testing and patient education.Safety of Silicone Breast Implants presents a well-documented, thoughtful exploration of the safety of these devices, drawing conclusions from the available research base and suggesting further questions to be answered. This book also examines the sensitive issues surrounding women's decisions about implants. In reaching conclusions, the committee reviews: The history of the silicone breast implant and the development of its chemistry.The wide variety of U.S.-made implants and their regulation by the Food and Drug Administration.Frequency and consequences of local complications from implants.The evidence for and against links between implants and autoimmune disorders, connective tissue disease, neurological problems, silicone in breast milk, or a proposed new syndrome.Evidence that implants may be associated with lower frequencies of breast cancer. Safety of Silicone Breast Implants provides a comprehensive, well-organized review of the science behind one of the most significant medical controversies of our time.
Salon entertainment, Welcome to our briefing space! During our first time together as professor and student, let's consider two questions: The first, what is cosmetology? Cosmetology is the art and science of beauty care. The second question is, just what is a PROFESSIONAL? Professionals are people who speak with their very lives about the value of what they have chosen to do. They are people who believe in something and work hard to achieve it. By entering this course, you are professing that you want to become one of these people, a professional.
Dozens of tables describing the clinical approach and treatment options of antimicrobial therapy, including dosage, prevention, adverse effects, etc.
Features: *1,000 frequently tested SAT words and their definitions *A reader-friendly sample sentence for each word *The pronunciation and part of speech for each word *A quick review section at the end of each chapter *Catchy mnemonic devices that will appeal to student interests
The insider's guide to the corporate hiring process- Savvy Interviewing-features interview Dos and Don'ts that could make or break you in two minutes flat. Think you already know? Read on and find out from two Human Resource experts: What you can (and can't) negotiate, What to ask (and not ask) when it's your turn for questions, What to bring (and not bring) to an interview, How to dress and (not to dress) for an interview, What personal information to divulge (and not divulge), What to do (and not do) when you're waiting in the lobby, What to order (and not order) during a restaurant interview, When to shake hands and when to keep them at your side, What words to use on a resume and how to send it electronically (Think you know? Guess again ...), How to handle a group interview, phone interview, behavioral (stress!) interview, and more....
Designed to meet the formidable challenges of treating personality disorders and other complex difficulties, schema therapy combines proven cognitive-behavioral techniques with elements of other widely practiced therapies. This book--written by the model's developer and two of its leading practitioners--is the first major text for clinicians wishing to learn and use this popular approach. Described are innovative ways to rapidly conceptualize challenging cases, explore the client's childhood history, identify and modify self-defeating patterns, use imagery and other experiential techniques in treatment, and maximize the power of the therapeutic relationship. Including detailed protocols for treating borderline personality disorder and narcissistic personality disorder, the book is illustrated with numerous clinical examples.
What does research tell us about the effects of school leadership on student achievement? What specific leadership practices make a real difference in school effectiveness? How should school leaders use these practices in their day-to-day management of schools and during the stressful times that accompany major change initiatives? Robert J. Marzano, Timothy Waters, and Brian A. McNulty provide answers to these and other questions in School Leadership That Works.
Presenting radical alternatives to current educational models. The author of this book donated an original digital copy for inclusion on Bookshare.org. Please join us in thanking Lois Holzman and the Eastside Institute for providing this accessible digital book to this community.
Are human beings destined to find perfect complements in love, or are we more like the fabled porcupines-forever jostling for a place between painful entanglement and loveless isolation? This is the question at the heart of this stunning new book. "People seek therapy only when things have gone terribly wrong in their lives," observes Deborah Luepnitz, one of the field's most gifted psychotherapists and a writer of uncommon talent. "They arrive in the grip of a death wish or some unspeakable obsession, but what is at stake always turns out to be intimacy-the endless dilemmas of loyalty and desire." Schopenhauer's Porcupines recounts five stories from Luepnitz's practice, with patients who range from the super-rich to the homeless-as they grapple with panic attacks, psychosomatic illness, marital despair, and sexual recklessness. We watch their therapy unfold week-to-week, from the first phone call to the final sessions, as these men and women learn, in the words of one poet, "to make room in love for hate."Written with wry humor and deep compassion, Schopenhauer's Porcupines goes further than any other book in unveiling the secrets of "how talking helps." Its wisdom and intelligence will appeal to readers everywhere who are reaching for psychological renewal and want to go beyond "quick-fix" cures.
SCID-I Administration Booklet: Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Axis I Disorders. Clinician Versionby Michael B. First Robert L. Spitzer Miriam Gibbon Janet B. Williams
The Administration Booklet contains interview questions and DSM-IV diagnostic criteria. It is designed to be used with the Scoresheet during a 45- to 90-minute session and is tabbed to help the clinician move from one section to another.
Continuing his exploration of the organization of complexity and the science of design, this new edition of Herbert Simon's classic work on artificial intelligence adds a chapter that sorts out the current themes and tools-chaos, adaptive systems, genetic algorithms-for analyzing complexity and complex systems.
Scientific Evidence in Civil and Criminal Cases is the sixth edition of an authoritative work that has defined and shaped scientific evidence for four decades. The single source, definitive reference for scholars, practicing attorneys, and judges; it covers both the critical topics in the law and the scientific disciplines most frequently encountered in the courtroom. Established capabilities and existing limitations of forensic science methodologies are explained, and controversial and emerging issues in both the forensic science community and the legal system are discussed. For each discipline, the standards and qualifications of experts are presented along with the current status of admissibility and applicable evidentiary law. This practical working resource begins with a section on the evolving status of forensic science and evidentiary law. Effective demonstrative evidence for presenting scientific evidence is also discussed. Drawing upon extensive case references and current research articles, the book includes such topics and disciplines as forensic accounting, digital forensics, document examination, firearms and toolmarks, fires and explosives, fingerprints, trace evidence, pathology, anthropology, odontology, serology and toxicology, DNA, voice recognition, accident and crime scene reconstruction, drugs and alcohol, and speeding, and concludes with a comprehensive set of chapters on behavioral science and mental status evidence.
Book on digital signal processing.
Here are easily understood guidelines to make film writing accessible to novices and to help practiced writers improve their scripts. Syd Field pinpoints the structural and stylistic elements essential to every good screenplay. He presents a step-by-step, comprehensive technique for writing the script that will succeed. Why are the first ten pages of your script crucially important? How do you collaborate successfully with someone else? How do you adapt a novel, a play, or an article into a screenplay? How do you market your script?
Learn how to evaluate screenplays--and how to break into the business. Sometimes it seems like everybody's writing a screenplay. But who reads those screenplays? Professional story analysts, that's who. Screenplay Story Analysis explains exactly how to become a professional story analyst. Along with a basic how-to on writing a story analysis--or "coverage"--this book explains the techniques and thought processes involved in reading and evaluating a screenplay. Get familiar with terms, techniques, and general story elements. Master standard coverage format and content. Find guidelines for practicing coverage and getting work as a professional story analyst. With a foreword by Craig Perry, producer of American Pie, Final Destination, and other successful movies, and quotes from industry pros from top entertainment companies including ABC and Paramount Pictures, this is the essential guide for breaking into the business. * The hows and whys of becoming a professional story analyst * Industry insiders offer tips on finding work in the field * Great for writers, students, teachers.
This book provides the practical know-how for breaking into the global marketplace. It offers specific advice on writing for screens large and small, around the world from Hollywood to New Zealand, from Europe to Russia, and for alternative American markets including Native American, regional, and experimental.
Schizophrenia may not be a single disease, but the result of a diverse set of related conditions. Modern neuroscience is beginning to reveal some of the genetic and environmental underpinnings of schizophrenia; however, an approach less well travelled is to examine the medical disorders that produce symptoms resembling schizophrenia. This book is the first major attempt to bring together the diseases that produce what has been termed 'secondary schizophrenia'. International experts from diverse backgrounds ask the questions: does this medical disorder, or drug, or condition cause psychosis? If yes, does it resemble schizophrenia? What mechanisms form the basis of this relationship? What implications does this understanding have for aetiology and treatment? The answers are a feast for clinicians and researchers of psychosis and schizophrenia. They mark the next step in trying to meet the most important challenge to modern neuroscience - understanding and conquering this most mysterious of human diseases.
The Secret Subway is the gripping tale of a man whose vision was years ahead of his time; a man whose dream was crushed by the greed and political jockeying for power that characterized the city in the days of Boss Tweed and Tammany Hall.
The definitive guide to becoming a successful freelance writer, now in an updated and expanded third edition Secrets of a Freelance Writer has long been the authoritative guide to making big money as a commercial freelance writer.
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