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Precast reinforced and prestressed concrete frames provide a high strength, stable, durable and robust solution for any multi-storey structure, and are widely regarded as a high quality, economic and architecturally versatile technology for the construction of multi-storey buildings. The resulting buildings satisfy a wide range of commercial and industrial needs. Precast concrete buildings behave in a different way to those where the concrete is cast in-situ, with the components subject to different forces and movements. These factors are explored in detail in the second edition of Multi-Storey Precast Concrete Framed Structures, providing a detailed understanding of the procedures involved in precast structural design. This new edition has been fully updated to reflect recent developments, and includes many structural calculations based on EUROCODE standards. These are shown in parallel with similar calculations based on British Standards to ensure the designer is fully aware of the differences required in designing to EUROCODE standards. Civil and structural engineers as well as final year undergraduate and postgraduate students of civil and structural engineering will all find this book to be thorough overview of this important construction technology.
The content of this volume has been added to eMagRes (formerly Encyclopedia of Magnetic Resonance) - the ultimate online resource for NMR and MRI.The term "NMR Crystallography" has only recently come into common usage, and even now causes raised eyebrows within some parts of the diffraction community. The power of solid-state NMR to give crystallographic information has considerably increased since the CPMAS suite of techniques was introduced in 1976. In the first years of the 21st century, the ability of NMR to provide information to support and facilitate the analysis of single-crystal and powder diffraction patterns has become widely accepted. Indeed, NMR can now be used to refine diffraction results and, in favorable cases, to solve crystal structures with minimal (or even no) diffraction data. The increasing ability to relate chemical shifts (including the tensor components) to the crystallographic location of relevant atoms in the unit cell via computational methods has added significantly to the practice of NMR crystallography. Diffraction experts will increasingly welcome NMR as an allied technique in their structural analyses. Indeed, it may be that in the future crystal structures will be determined by simultaneously fitting diffraction patterns and NMR spectra.This Handbook is organised into six sections. The first contains an overview and some articles on fundamental NMR topics, followed by a section concentrating on chemical shifts, and one on coupling interactions. The fourth section contains articles describing how NMR results relate to fundamental crystallography concepts and to diffraction methods. The fifth section concerns specific aspects of structure, such as hydrogen bonding. Finally, four articles in the sixth section give applications of NMR crystallography to structural biology, organic & pharmaceutical chemistry, inorganic & materials chemistry, and geochemistry.About EMR Handbooks / eMagRes Handbooks The Encyclopedia of Magnetic Resonance (up to 2012) and eMagRes (from 2013 onward) publish a wide range of online articles on all aspects of magnetic resonance in physics, chemistry, biology and medicine. The existence of this large number of articles, written by experts in various fields, is enabling the publication of a series of EMR Handbooks / eMagRes Handbooks on specific areas of NMR and MRI. The chapters of each of these handbooks will comprise a carefully chosen selection of articles from eMagRes. In consultation with the eMagRes Editorial Board, the EMR Handbooks / eMagRes Handbooks are coherently planned in advance by specially-selected Editors, and new articles are written (together with updates of some already existing articles) to give appropriate complete coverage. The handbooks are intended to be of value and interest to research students, postdoctoral fellows and other researchers learning about the scientific area in question and undertaking relevant experiments, whether in academia or industry.Have the content of this Handbook and the complete content of eMagRes at your fingertips! Visit: www.wileyonlinelibrary.com/ref/eMagResView other eMagRes publications here
Achieve a new level of investing and trading success by defeating your worst enemy--yourselfSuccessful trading relies on three vital skills: market analysis, money management, and decision-making. The first two are straightforward skills anyone can learn, but the third is much more difficult. Your ability to make the right decisions isn't based on hard facts, but psychological realities like your own temperament, your own biases, and the biases of other traders. In essence, you can only master the stock market when you master yourself first, and that starts with making the right decisions habitually. Think Like the Great Investors is organised into four distinct parts that show you how to understand your own temperament, the psychology of the market as a whole, your own biases and decision-making errors, and how to practically apply your understanding of these factors into your decision-making system.Written by highly respected investment teacher, speaker, and writer Colin NicholsonIdeal for both inexperienced traders who want to lower their risk as well as experienced traders who lack that one final piece in the trader's skillsetFor anyone looking for that final piece of the investing puzzle, the answer is right here. With Think Like the Great Investors, you'll leap beyond the final hurdle to super-successful investing . . . yourself.
Knowledge of the behavior of soil mechanics is essential for forecasting the internal displacements and actions of any construction. This book, although theoretical at first glance, also offers a more practical scope, giving readers adequate tools to plan geotechnical projects correctly.
How to change your free-spending ways, live luxuriously on a budget, and build a sound financial future From the founders of GoldenGirlFinance. ca comes a new book on how to get your financial house in order and enjoy the freedom and happiness that comes with a secure financial future. In 10 Ways to Stay Broke. . . Forever, you'll learn why focusing on living well now is almost always a path to poverty later. You might have a new car, a beautiful house, and a wardrobe to die for, but you're shortchanging yourself if you haven't started saving and investing for retirement. In 10 Ways to Stay Broke . . . Forever, personal finance gurus Laura McDonald and Susan Misner show you how to start planning for tomorrow today. With simple guidance and straight talk about finances, they explain the things women do to stay broke and what you should do instead. From the founders of GoldenGirlFinance. ca, the leading personal finance site for Canadian women Written in an engaging, accessing, and conversational style that takes the fear out of the complex world of finance Features practical, actionable advice for taking control of your personal finances with real-life examples and handy tools Having money in your pocket is a great feeling. But there's no more amazing feeling than financial security. Having money in the bank means having power, possibility, and opportunity--and nothing feels better than that!
Intellectual Disability: Ethics, Dehumanization, and a New Moral Community presents an interdisciplinary exploration of the roots and evolution of the dehumanization of people with intellectual disabilities.Examines the roots of disability ethics from a psychological, philosophical, and educational perspectivePresents a coherent, sustained moral perspective in examining the historical dehumanization of people with diminished cognitive abilitiesIncludes a series of narratives and case descriptions to illustrate argumentsReveals the importance of an interdisciplinary understanding of the social construction of intellectual disability
A Wiley Survival Guide on our Energy Future Concerned about our energy future? Turn to this guide for easy-to-grasp and up-to-date coverage of the many aspects of the energy value chain: Oil and natural gas Coal Fossil fuels and the greenhouse effect Energy from water Biomass Solar energy Geothermal energy Wind energy Nuclear energy Electricity Energy storage Transportation Housing Smart energy consumption Hydrogen Armed with the knowledge in this book, students, teachers, decision-makers, politicians, and consumers can form educated and informed opinions on the future of energy and its impact on the economy, health, and the environment.
The latest edition of this classic is updated with new problem sets and materialThe Second Edition of this fundamental textbook maintains the book's tradition of clear, thought-provoking instruction. Readers are provided once again with an instructive mix of mathematics, physics, statistics, and information theory.All the essential topics in information theory are covered in detail, including entropy, data compression, channel capacity, rate distortion, network information theory, and hypothesis testing. The authors provide readers with a solid understanding of the underlying theory and applications. Problem sets and a telegraphic summary at the end of each chapter further assist readers. The historical notes that follow each chapter recap the main points.The Second Edition features:* Chapters reorganized to improve teaching* 200 new problems* New material on source coding, portfolio theory, and feedback capacity* Updated referencesNow current and enhanced, the Second Edition of Elements of Information Theory remains the ideal textbook for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in electrical engineering, statistics, and telecommunications.An Instructor's Manual presenting detailed solutions to all the problems in the book is available from the Wiley editorial department.
The key to understanding how your manager calculates your real value--and how to boost itMore than anything else, you need to understand exactly how your employer evaluates you, and your annual performance review doesn't tell the whole story. In The Reality-Based Rules of the Workplace, Cy Wakeman shows how to calculate how your true value to your organization by understanding your current and future potential against your "emotional expense"--the toll your actions and attitudes take on the people around you. With Cy's clear, straight-to-the-point advice, you can confront and reduce your emotional costliness, become an invaluable member of your team, and even learn to love your job again.Reveals a formula for measuring your current performance, future potential, and the biggest detractor, your emotional expenseShares real-world advice for quickly boosting your value and becoming a highly-valued, sought after employee and teammateBuilds on the lessons in Reality-Based Leadership, Cy Wakeman's first book for leaders and managersThe Reality-Based Rules of the Workplace is the essential guide for boosting your value, owning your career, and becoming the kind of employee no organization can afford to lose.
A comprehensive, practical introduction to one of the most important new trends in manufacturing, globallyThe delivery of a service component as an added value when providing products, servitization is all the rage in the manufacturing sector around the world. Yet, despite the clear competitive advantage of servitization, most manufacturers remain reluctant to venture into, what for them, is a strange new world. Written by a team of internationally respected servitization experts and innovators, this book provides you with a detailed road map for successfully navigating the servitization terrain. Unlike most authors on the subject who merely sing the praises of servitization, Baines and Lightfoot provide you with a framework for accessing the feasibility of adopting a services-led competitive strategy in your company, along with strategies for designing and implementing the kinds of service offerings customers increasingly are coming to expect. Grounded in real-world practice and supported by a wealth of up-to-the minute research, this book helps ease the way for manufacturers considering adopting a servitization modelShows how to exploit your company's manufacturing competencies to build a strong servitization element without becoming "just another services company"Provides numerous illustrations and examples of services-led competitive strategies, with an emphasis on the advanced services most widely associated with servitization worldwidePacked with fascinating and instructive case studies from leading manufacturing firms across industry sectors, including Caterpillar, Rolls-Royce, Alstom, MAN, Xerox and others
An easy-to-understand guide to the?latest version of Microsoft's enterprise project management software: Project 2013If you've never used project management software before?or if?you're just getting up to speed on the new features in Project 2013, this is the book for you! With this easy-to-understand guide, you have a completely updated resource that covers the latest changes and newest enhancements to Project 2013 and shows you how to?make Project 2013 work for you. After an introduction to basic project management concepts, you'll discover the mechanics of using Project software to create and manage projects. Other topics covered include working with calendars, using and sharing resources, budgeting, formatting taskbars, gathering and tracking data, working with reports, and creating templates.Shows you how to manage resources, share project information, perform scenario analysis, and standardize reporting processesPresents completely updated coverage of the new Project 2013Reviews formatting taskbars, gathering and tracking data, and working with reportsAddresses using and sharing resources, creating templates, and managing projectsTake charge of your next project and ensure its success with a little help from Project 2013 For Dummies.
Work with students at all levels to help them read novelsWhole Novels is a practical, field-tested guide to implementing a student-centered literature program that promotes critical thinking and literary understanding through the study of novels with middle school students. Rather than using novels simply to teach basic literacy skills and comprehension strategies, Whole Novels approaches literature as art. The book is fully aligned with the Common Core ELA Standards and offers tips for implementing whole novels in various contexts, including suggestions for teachers interested in trying out small steps in their classrooms first.Includes a powerful method for teaching literature, writing, and critical thinking to middle school studentsShows how to use the Whole Novels approach in conjunction with other programs Includes video clips of the author using the techniques in her own classroomThis resource will help teachers work with students of varying abilities in reading whole novels.
From an award-winning neuroscience researcher with twenty years of teaching experience, Multiple Pathways to the Student Brain uses educator-friendly language to explain how the brain learns. Steering clear of "neuro-myths," Dr. Janet Zadina discusses multiple brain pathways for learning and provides practical advice for creating a brain-compatible classroom.While there are an abundance of books and workshops that aim to integrate education and brain science, educators are seldom given concrete, actionable advice that makes a difference in the classroom. Multiple Pathways to the Student Brain bridges that divide by providing examples of strategies for day-to-day instruction aligned with the latest brain science . The book explains not only the sensory/motor pathways that are familiar to most educators (visual, auditory, and kinesthetic), it also explores the lesser known pathways--reward/survival, language, social, emotional, frontal lobe, and memory/attention--and how they can be tapped to energize and enhance instruction.Educators are forever searching for new and improved ways to convey information and inspire curiosity, and research suggests that exploiting different pathways may have a major effect on learning. Multiple Pathways to the Student Brain allows readers to see brain science through the eyes of a teacher--and teaching through the eyes of a brain scientist.
The use of neurovascular ultrasound is of increasing importance in neurological practice, both for radiologists and increasingly by neurologists themselves. Written by the world's most renowned expert, this book explainsultrasound examination of a stroke patient scanning protocols interpretation of the results Case examples (with a standard template presentation correlating presentation to waveform output) reinforce the book's practical nature. Illustrated with photos of the tests, explanations, and with actual waveforms, images, and result interpretation, and enhanced with 'pearls' and 'avoiding pitfalls' features, it is a practical reference for those learning ultrasound as well as those using ultrasound in their practices.
Introducing a million-dollar business model that you can do from home, on the road, or in your spare timeMary Ellen Tribby, founder of Working Moms Only, has created and perfected a business model that is 500% more profitable than blogging, that you can do from home, from an office, or from anywhere in the world, that's easy to learn, and extremely profitable. With it, Mary Ellen has made millions through her various own businesses and her clients, and now you can too.It's called The Inbox Magazine (The iMag for short) and regardless of the size of your staff--from one to one hundred--or whether you spend ten or forty hours a week working at it, this revolutionary approach to running a business is your ticket to success and financial independence.Makes Mary Ellen Tribby's extraordinarily successful business strategies available to the public in a book for the first timeIf you're already in business, it arms you with proven techniques for boosting your bottom line by an order of magnitude--in no timeIf you're a novice entrepreneur, it delivers powerful tools for getting your business off the ground and running full throttle--right awayThe perfect tool for the time, the Inbox Magazine is what you need to create a huge impact with the minimum investment of time, energy, and money
Quotatives considers the phenomenon "quotation" from a wealth of perspectives. It consolidates findings from different strands of research, combining formal and functional approaches for the definition of reported discourse and situating the phenomenon in a broader typological and sociolinguistic perspective.Provides an interface between sociolinguistic research and other linguistic disciplines, in particular discourse analysis, typology, construction grammar but also more formal approachesIncorporates innovative methodology that draws on discourse analytic, typological and sociolinguistic approachesInvestigates the system both in its diachronic development as well as via cross-variety comparisonsPresents careful definition of the envelope of variation and considers alternative definitions of the phenomenon "quotation"Empirical findings are reported from distribution and perception data, which allows comparing and contrasting perception and reality
A Dictionary of Varieties of English presents a comprehensive listing of the distinctive dialects and forms of English spoken throughout the contemporary world.Provides an invaluable introduction and guide to current research trends in the fieldIncludes definitions both for the varieties of English and regions they feature, and for terms and concepts derived from a linguistic analysis of these varietiesExplores important research issues including the transportation of dialects of English, the rise of 'New Englishes', sociolinguistic investigations of various English-speaking locales, and the study of language contact and change.Reflects our increased awareness of global forms of English, and the advances made in the study of varieties of the language in recent decadesCreates an invaluable, informative resource for students and scholars alike, spanning the rich and diverse linguistic varieties of the most widely accepted language of international communication
Reach for this book whenever a sick or injured tortoise comes into the surgery. Essentials of Tortoise Medicine and Surgery is designed as a concise and practical quick reference for the busy practitioner seeing chelonians as part of their caseload. Covering everything from species identification to common basic surgery for tortoises and freshwater turtles, the emphasis is on the more common and likely diagnoses.The first section of the book gives an overview of the basics of tortoise and semi-aquatic/ aquatic freshwater turtle husbandry and keeping, as well as a guide to general investigation and diagnostic techniques open to clinicians. The second section provides a clinical guide based on clinical signs and differential diagnoses.Based upon the experience of authors who have been practicing with these species for several decades, this book is a useful guide to veterinarians, students, veterinary nurses and technicians new to working with these fascinating creatures. It will also serve as a useful aide memoire to more experienced clinicians.
Wiley CMA Learning System Exam Review 2013, Financial Planning, Performance and Control, + Test Bankby Ima
Part 1: Financial Planning, Performance and ControlIncludes access to the Online Test Bank, which contains over 850 multiple-choice questionsMultiple-choice question feedback helps CMA candidates focus on areas where they need the most workPrepare for the actual CMA exam with Section Practice Tests and a cumulative Part 1 examAssess your progress with knowledge check questions/answers and sample essay questionsLooks at basic budgeting concepts and forecasting techniquesDeals with the methods of comparing actual financial performance to the budgetHelps candidates prepare a solid study plan with exam tipsFeature section examines the topics of Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting, Performance Management, Cost Management, Internal Controls, and Professional EthicsBased on the CMA body of knowledge developed by the Institute of Certified Management Accountants (ICMA), Wiley CMA Learning System Exam Review 2013 features content derived from the exam Learning Outcome Statements (LOS). Passing the CMA exam on your first attempt is possible. We'd like to help.IMA, the association of accountants and financial professionals in business, is one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession. Globally, IMA supports the profession through research, the CMA (Certified Management Accountant) program, continuing education, networking, and advocacy of the highest ethical business practices. IMA has a global network of more than 65,000 members in 120 countries and 200 local chapter communities. IMA provides localized services through its offices in Montvale, NJ, USA; Zurich, Switzerland; Dubai, UAE; and Beijing, China. For more information about IMA, please visit www.imanet.org.
Why commercial-style branding doesn't work for nonprofits--and what doesTaking its cue from for-profit corporations, the nonprofit world has increasingly turned to commercial-style branding to raise profiles and encourage giving. But it hasn't worked. Written by a longtime industry insider, this book argues that branding strategies borrowed from for-profit companies hasn't just failed, but has actually discouraged giving. But why does branding--a well-developed discipline with a history of commercial success--fail when applied to nonprofits? The Money-Raising Nonprofit Brand + Website argues that commercial-style branding is the wrong tool applied in the wrong way to the wrong industry.Offers a real-world fundraising strategies that work in the nonprofit worldDisabuses readers of the dangerous notion that commercial-style marketing works in the fundamentally different nonprofit worldWritten by an industry insider with 25 years of experience raising funds for many of the most successful nonprofits in the worldNonprofit fundraising is a fundamentally different world--financially, emotionally, and practically--than commercial marketing. Here, the author explains why commercial marketing strategies don't work and provides practical, experience-based alternatives that do.
Get smart about personal finance with the art and science of negotiationNegotiating Your Investments is an in-depth guide to applying the principles of negotiation to your personal finances. With expert insight into the before, during, and after of a successful negotiation, you'll learn how to prepare for and conduct important financial discussions with an eye toward getting the best possible outcome. The book contains practical, actionable guidance toward pursuing what you really want, and tools that can greatly improve your chances of getting it. Clear, concrete advice describes how to influence the other side, avoid being taken advantage of, and direct the conversation to your advantage.As a rule, investors fail to negotiate over financial matters, to their great detriment. Improving returns, or reducing fees, by a mere 1 percent per year can make a remarkable difference in your bottom line. For example, a million dollar investment that returns 7.5 percent rather than 6.5 percent, over 30 years, will put an extra $2.1 million dollars in your pocket. On the other hand, that much money could easily go straight into someone else's purse. With that much money at stake, good negotiating practices become extremely valuable. Negotiating Your Investments provides the skills and tools you need to hold your own at the negotiating table while offering advice you can put to work immediately. Topics include:The elements of negotiation - identifying goals, interests, commitments, alternatives, and powerPreparation, information exchange, bargaining, and closing and commitment - the four phases of negotiationAsymmetric information, conflicts of interest, professionalism, and whom to trustInvestment vehicles and the economic science that lies behind wise investingHard economic truths involving past results, rational market pricing, diversification, interest rates, and the effect of costs on investment returnsWhile the focus is on personal finance, the book also includes techniques, analysis, and examples drawn from award winning negotiation courses. It explore the basic theoretical models of bargaining in depth. With Negotiating Your Investments, you'll gain the skills and confidence you need to be smarter, and get better outcomes, in both your financial affairs and the many other negotiations you conduct every day.
An urgent wake-up call--and radical action plan--for business leaders everywhereWhile it focuses primarily on Canadian business, this important book shares valuable insights of benefit to transformational business leaders everywhere. Without sugar coating his message, author R. Douglas Williamson, head of the prestigious consultancy, The Beacon Group, points to complacency, lack of leadership sophistication, and an inward focus as the chief reasons why Canadian companies are at risk of falling behind the rest of the world. Issuing an urgent call to action, Williamson helps leaders understand the four principle challenges facing the modern leader and describes the eight essential leadership competencies required to navigate the future. He provides powerful strategies, tools and techniques for how to reframe thinking about leadership and reform leadership strategies.Case Studies from The Beacon Group's wide and diversified client base include The Four Seasons, Scotiabank, Nortel Networks, Research in Motion, The Hudson's Bay Company, Export Development Canada, Holt Renfrew, and many others.An impassioned call to action for leaders everywhere combined with practical advice and tools to help leaders take up the responsibility of transformational leadership during a period of unprecedented change and monumental global challenges.One of the rare books to focus on Canadian business and business leadership, it explains why that country's competitiveness is in serious jeopardy and what can be done about it.
Wiley CMA Learning System Exam Review 2013, Financial Decision Making, Online Intensive Review + Test Bankby Ima
This bundled product includes Wiley CMA Learning System Part 2: Financial Decision Making covers the topics of Financial Statement Analysis, Corporate Finance, Decision Analysis and Risk Management, Investment Decisions, and Professional Ethics. It contains key formulas, knowledge checks at the end of each topic, study tips, and practice questions providing candidates with what they need to pass Part 2 of the CMA Exam. In addition, it includes Part 2 of the self-study online intensive review as well as access to the test bank with over 1,100 questions.
Wiley CMA Learning System Exam Review 2013, Financial Planning, Performance and Control, Online Intensive Review + Test Bankby Ima
This bundled product suite includes the Wiley CMA Learning System Part 1: Financial Planning, Performance and Control which covers the topics of Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting, Performance Management, Cost Management, Internal Controls, and Professional Ethics. In addition, it includes Part 1 of the self-study online intensive review as well as access to the test bank with over 900 questions.
This bundled product suite includes the Wiley CMA Learning System Part 1: Financial Planning, Performance and Control which covers the topics of Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting, Performance Management, Cost Management, Internal Controls, and Professional Ethics. As well as Part 2: Financial Decision Making covers the topics of Financial Statement Analysis, Corporate Finance, Decision Analysis and Risk Management, Investment Decisions, and Professional Ethics. It contains key formulas, knowledge checks at the end of each topic, study tips, and practice questions providing candidates with what they need to pass the CMA Exam.In addition, it includes Parts 1 and 2 of the self-study online intensive review as well as access to the test bank with over 2,000 questions (Part 1: 900 and Part 2: 1,100).