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The second edition of a highly praised, successful reference on data mining, with thorough coverage of big data applications, predictive analytics, and statistical analysis.Includes new chapters on Multivariate Statistics, Preparing to Model the Data, and Imputation of Missing Data, and an Appendix on Data Summarization and VisualizationOffers extensive coverage of the R statistical programming languageContains 280 end-of-chapter exercisesIncludes a companion website with further resources for all readers, and Powerpoint slides, a solutions manual, and suggested projects for instructors who adopt the book
The world's most comprehensive guide to international press freedomEvery day, journalists around the world face incredible risks--from imprisonment and assassination to simply just "disappearing"--all for the ethical practice of their profession. Caught between wars and uprisings and corrupt police and drug cartels, as well as increasingly oppressive censorship laws, they find themselves in some of the most dangerous situations imaginable. This is why the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) continues to create the annual edition of Attacks on the Press.Started as a simple typewritten list over 25 years ago, this reliable resource has grown to become the definitive annual assessment of press freedoms globally. It provides analyses of media conditions, press freedom violations, and emerging threats to journalists in every corner of the world.In this 2014 edition, you will find front-line reports and analytical essays by CPJ experts covering an array of topics of critical importance to journalistsDiscusses how governments' capacity to store transactional data and the content of communications poses a unique threat to journalism in the digital ageAddresses the hope for more freedom in Iran and how the practical needs for communications technology may work in favor of a freer pressExamines the inability to solve journalist murders in areas such as Colombia and why eliminating witnesses has become an all too easy, and effective, method of stymying justiceIn addition to being an invaluable source of timely information and guidance for media professionals, Attacks on the Press gives voice to journalists globally, providing them with a platform for direct advocacy with governments and a tool for influence at the UN, OAS, EU, AU, and other official bodies.
Improving engagement with digital audiences is fast becoming a boardroom topic for many organizations. Digital marketers and communicators seeking to harness this newfound power are finding challenges in engaging digital audiences due to short attention spans, noisy channels, and rapidly changing consumer expectations. Recommend This! is an exploration into the digital consumer, and how their expectations are forcing marketers to re-think the way they interact and engage with audiences. Key topics discussed in the book are:Physical or digital, as humans we are driving to connect. Digital just makes it easier.Storytelling, rather than broadcast messaging, helps marketers engage with their digital audiences.Digital content must be personalized and relevant to receive attention, and more.
Full-color guide to everything you need to get the most out of your Nikon D5000!The Nikon D5000 packs a lot of punch into a camera that beginners will love, and now you can pack an equal amount of punch into the digital photographs you take with your new Nikon. Whether you want to understand the D5000's new exposure settings or learn photography basics such as aperture, shutter speed, and downloading photos, this book delivers. Walks you through the new Nikon D5000's features, including a 12.3 megapixel sensor, 19 auto-exposure modes, and a swivel viewfinder Shows beginners who may be new to DSLR cameras how to take good digital photographs-from using the right settings for things like sunsets, candelight, or portraits-to downloading to your computer and printing Demonstrates beginning to advanced techniques with over 200 full-color photos, giving you plenty of great ideas of what you can accomplishOffers practical tips and ideas from two expert digital photographers and authors Don't be intimidated by your new digital camera! This friendly For Dummies guide will get you up and running in no time.
Proven leadership strategies that will impact your career and your companyHaving the right CFO is a critical component for every company's success. Guide to CFO Success provides CFOs and those in the making with a strategic blueprint to benefit their companies and their careers. This book reveals how to build a strong, successful career plan with guidance on team building and management of the multiple relationships that CFOs face on a daily basis, plus how to balance one's work and personal life.Offers strategic guidance for leadership growth for CFOsPresents essential information for every CFO who wants to play a tactical role in their organizationIncludes best practices for building and developing the most effective Finance TeamFeatures practical career advice for future Chief Financial OfficersFrom balancing one's work and personal life to dealing with the CEO, Guide to CFO Success has the answers you need to plan for a strong and successful career.
The definitive guide to Autodesk Revit MEPThe expert author team for this Autodesk Official Press book has employed their years of experience to develop this exhaustive reference and tutorial, which is perfectly paced to cover all the core concepts and functionality of Revit MEP including:Navigating the interfaceProject setup and templatesWorksharingMechanical concerns such as building loads and ductworkElectrical concerns such as lighting and communications outletsPlumbing concerns such as fixtures and water systemsThis revision covers all of Revit MEP's new features and includes more advanced electrical and plumbing information. In addition, the book features real-world sidebars and hands-on tutorials that reinforce the detailed discussions, along with downloadable before-and-after tutorial files to help you complete the hands-on projects. This Autodesk Official Press book is the perfect resource for becoming a Revit MEP expert.
A comprehensive guide to managing spastic hypertonia after brain injury and the first full overview of this areaThe ideal reference for therapeutic interventions that optimise arm and hand function to support goal achievementAn extensive clinical manual for neurological practice, a key reference for students and qualified practitioners, and a valuable resource for all occupational therapists and physiotherapists working with brain-injured clients
If you've got incredible iOS ideas, get this book and bring them to life!iOS 7 represents the most significant update to Apple's mobile operating system since the first iPhone was released, and even the most seasoned app developers are looking for information on how to take advantage of the latest iOS 7 features in their app designs. That's where iOS App Development For Dummies comes in! Whether you're a programming hobbyist wanting to build an app for fun or a professional developer looking to expand into the iOS market, this book will walk you through the fundamentals of building a universal app that stands out in the iOS crowd.Walks you through joining Apple's developer program, downloading the latest SDK, and working with Apple's developer toolsExplains the key differences between iPad and iPhone apps and how to use each device's features to your advantageShows you how to design your app with the end user in mind and create a fantastic user experienceCovers using nib files, views, view controllers, interface objects, gesture recognizers, and much moreThere's no time like now to tap into the power of iOS - start building the next big app today with help from iOS App Development For Dummies!
Robin Barry's Construction of Buildings was first published in 1958 in 5 volumes, rapidly becoming a standard text on construction. In its current 2 volume format Barry remains hugely popular with both students and lecturers of construction and related disciplines.The third edition of Barry's Advanced Construction of Buildings expands and deepens your understanding of construction technology. It covers the construction of larger-scale buildings (primarily residential, commercial and industrial) constructed with load bearing frames, supported by chapters on fit-out and second fix, lifts and escalators, off-site construction and a new chapter on building obsolescence and revitalisation. Functional and performance requirements of the main building elements are emphasised throughout, as is building efficiency and meeting the challenges of limiting the environmental impact of buildings. You will find the text fully up to date with the latest building regulations and construction technologies.The new edition, with supporting material at www.wiley.com/go/barrysintroduction, is an ideal information source for developing a wider and deeper understanding of construction technology.
Your one-stop resource for understanding current International Financial Reporting StandardsAs the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) continues towards its goal of a set of high-quality financial reporting standards, and makes significant strides in achieving global convergence of accounting standards worldwide, International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) continue to be important to the accounting world. Wiley IFRS 2014 provides the necessary tools for understanding the IASB standards and offers practical guidance and expertise on how to use and implement them.
Reviews and compares the major types of bioreactors, defines their pros and cons, and identifies research needs and figures of merit that have yet to be addressedDescribes common modes of operation in bioreactorsCovers the three common bioreactor types, including stirred-tank bioreactors, bubble column bioreactors, and airlift bioreactorsDetails less common bioreactors types, including fixed bed bioreactors and novel bioreactor designsDiscusses advantages and disadvantages of each bioreactor and provides a procedure for optimal bioreactor selection based on current process needsReviews the problems of bioreactor selection globally while considering all bioreactor options rather than concentrating on one specific bioreactor type
Summarizes research encompassing all of the aspects required to understand, fabricate and integrate enzymatic fuel cellsContributions span the fields of bio-electrochemistry and biological fuel cell researchTeaches the reader to optimize fuel cell performance to achieve long-term operation and realize commercial applicabilityIntroduces the reader to the scientific aspects of bioelectrochemistry including electrical wiring of enzymes and charge transfer in enzyme fuel cell electrodesCovers unique engineering problems of enzyme fuel cells such as design and optimization
An essential and easy-to-understand guide to the Affordable Care ActThe Affordable Care Act For Dummies is your survival guide to understanding the changes in our health care system and how they benefit you. Written in down-to-earth language, this handy resource outlines new protections under the Affordable Care Act, and walks you through what you--as an individual or an employer--need to do to select the best health insurance plan for your needs. With this book, you get answers to your top questions about how the law applies to you.The folks that bring you the For Dummies line of useful, educational books have teamed up with AARP to give you a hands-on guide that offers insight into how to make the right decisions about health care and improve your quality of life. It is filled with examples, ideas, and information as well as useful takeaways to help you take full advantage of the reforms.Uncover the 10 essential benefits of the Affordable Health Care ActReceive guidance on what will improve if you already have insurance coverageIf you don't have coverage, determine which insurance program is right for you and your family and whether you're eligible for financial assistanceFind out what changes businesses large and small can anticipateLearn how to avoid scammers who are taking advantage of consumers' confusionUse this complete guide to get the facts about the Affordable Care Act, clear up any misconceptions you may have about the law, and prepare for the health care choices ahead.
This will be a practical handbook for use in a clinical ICU setting for information on diagnosis and clinical management of haematological disease in critical care. There are currently no books on the market that significantly address haematology in critical care - all ICU based books have a broader focus of diagnosis and clinical management, rather than purely haematology based. Common procedures/interventions for a haematologist will include delivering critical care, often for life-threatening disease.For unselected ICU admissions, every patient will have a full blood count and the great majority will have their coagulation profile checked. Many of these critically ill patients will have abnormalities in these tests that require interpretation. Many more will have clinical conditions such as thrombosis or bleeding and may require blood products.
With the demands of technology, transparency, and constant connectedness, and calls for higher performance, leaders from the front line to the C-suite face complex dilemmas that cannot be easily denied or postponed. These perplexing, recurring issues are familiar to anyone in a leadership role today, including: How do I balance my functional or business unit goals with the needs of my peers and the whole company? How do I support and promote others while still advancing my own career?How do I emphasize teamwork and still reward the "stars"? Can I really devote enough time and energy to both family and work? These are not "problems" but paradoxes--situations in which there will never be a single correct solution--and while they make many leaders feel overwhelmed and challenged, this remarkable book provides help. The Unfinished Leader is a modern handbook for recognizing, facing, and inspiring others to expose the real issues that underlie paradoxes in modern organizations. Leaders must first recognize situations they will never be able to "solve" and understand how to confront the barriers--in their own heads and their organizations--that push them towards seeking ultimate solutions that don't exist. Leading through complexity requires giving up the illusion of control, consistency, and closure, while embracing the reality of being permanently "unfinished." Drawing from interviews with 100 CEOs and top leaders from a wide range of companies--such as Avon, Nike, Colgate, DeutschePost DHL, Johnson & Johnson, PepsiCo, and many more--The Unfinished Leader provides the mindsets and tools to recognize contradictory requirements, understand competing demands, and still be able to take action. No one can find or even should look for perfect solutions to impossible situations. The Unfinished Leader will help leaders at all levels understand and excel at their true task: guiding themselves and their teams through ongoing paradoxes, reconciling competing outcomes, continually changing and adapting, and thereby building lasting success.
Power up your day with a daily dose of chia!Omega-3 fatty acids and fiber are the superstars of cardiovascular health, and chia seeds contain them both in spades. They're also great sources of iron, calcium, magnesium, and zinc, and have been linked to better cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood pressure levels. It's no wonder they've been a staple in Central American diets since the Aztecs, and are once again growing in popularity. Chia is truly a superfood, both nutritious and versatile. Both the seeds and sprouts are edible, but there's so much more to chia than that!Cooking With Chia For Dummies explores the benefits and many uses of the chia seed, and guides you through a multitude of ways to add chia to your diet. Featuring over 125 recipes, you'll learn how to choose among the different types of chia options, how to use and how to use it, and exactly how much you need to reap the health benefits.Camouflage your chia or make it the star of the dishIncorporate chia into your favorite mealAdapt the recipes to be vegan, vegetarian, or gluten-freeDiscover chia recipes that even kids will eatLearn why you shouldn't harvest the sprouts from your Chia pet, and where to buy high-quality seeds to eat. Chia is already fueling endurance athletes and is beloved by dietitians. You deserve to feel great, and there's no reason your taste buds should suffer for it. Chia is a delicious addition to any meal, and there's no reason for you to miss out. Cooking With Chia For Dummies is your comprehensive guide to adding chia to your diet, and your companion on the journey to ultimate health.
From signed numbers to story problems -- calculate equations with easePractice is the key to improving your algebra skills, and that's what this workbook is all about. This hands-on guide focuses on helping you solve the many types of algebra problems you'll encounter in a focused, step-by-step manner. With just enough refresher explanations before each set of problems, this workbook shows you how to work with fractions, exponents, factoring, linear and quadratic equations, inequalities, graphs, and more!100s of problems!Hundreds of practice exercises and helpful explanationsExplanations mirror teaching methods and classroom protocolsFocused, modular content presented in step-by-step lessonsPractice on hundreds of Algebra I problemsReview key concepts and formulasGet complete answer explanations for all problems
New commentary and updates to enlightening interviews with today's top global macro hedge fund managersThis updated paperback edition of Inside the House of Money lifts the veil on the typically opaque world of hedge funds offering a rare glimpse at how today's highest paid money managers approach their craft. Now with new commentary, author, Steve Drobny takes you even further into the hedge fund industry. He demystifies how these star traders make billions for their well-heeled investors, revealing their theories, strategies and approaches to markets.Whereas some still maintain that rationality permeates financial markets, Drobny captures a different dimension, showing how the unquantifiable human forces of emotion and intuition are also at play. Along the way, readers get an inside look at firsthand trading experiences through some of the major world financial crises of the last few decades.Discusses how no market or instrument is out of bounds for these elite global macro hedge fund managersOffers unique and illuminating insight into an inaccessible and sometimes downright secretive worldWritten by respected industry expert Steven DrobnyHighly accessible and filled with in-depth expert opinion, this updated paperback edition of Inside the House of Money is a must-read for financial professionals and anyone else interested in understanding how greed, fear, and the human forces of emotion drive world markets.
Hedge fund managers who survived and profited through the 2008 financial crisis share their secretsIn light of the colossal losses and amidst the resulting confusion that still lingers, it is time to rethink money management in the broadest of terms. Drastic changes still need to be made, and managers who actually made money during 2008 make for a logical starting place.This updated and revised edition of The Invisible Hands provides investors and traders with the latest thinking from some of the best and the most successful players in money management, highlighting the specific risk and return objectives of each, and discussing the evolution of certain styles and beliefs in money management.Divulges how top financial professionals are looking forward by thinking clearly, managing risk, and seeking a new paradigm of profit making opportunities in the post-crisis worldOutlines investments and strategies for the rocky road aheadGives guidance on how traditional investors such as pensions, endowments, foundations and family offices should rethink how they approach asset allocation and portfolio constructionWritten by respected industry expert Steven DrobnyPage by page, the professionals found in this book reveal their own approaches to markets, risk, and the broader world in which we live, as well as their advice on how investors should be approaching money management in today's uncertain world.
Congratulations! When you bought that shiny new anodized aluminum iMac, you made a great choice. Now you want take advantage and control of that baby's awesome speed, high performance, powerful operating system, and fantastic applications, and iMac for Dummies, 5th Edition is here to help you do just that!This easy-to-use guide covers both the iMac's splendid, cutting-edge hardware and Leopard, the latest version of Apple's superb Mac OS X operating system. It gives you the basic information that every iMac owner should know and then moves on to explore the software that comes with your iMac. And, everywhere you look, you'll find plenty of power-user tips and tricks that'll save you time, effort, and money. You'll find out how to:Set up and customize your iMacImport files from your old computerSend and receive mailStore, and organize digital photos, music, and videoBack up your system with Time MachineBrowse the Internet with SafariKeep in touch with iChatMake your iMac a digital media hub with iLifeConnect your iMac to a wireless networkTroubleshoot problemsKeep your iMac safe and secureYour iMac is an elegant and sophisticated machine -- and as fast, powerful, and easy-to-use as a computer can be. With the help you get from iMac For Dummies, 5th Edition you'll be an iMac power user in no time!
Diabetes Mellitus and Oral Health: An Interprofessional Approach is a practical tool for dentists and dental hygienists providing oral health care to patients with diabetes mellitus. Firmly grounded in the latest evidence, the book addresses medical considerations, dental considerations, and case scenarios from clinical practice in three easily accessible sections.The first section on medical considerations reviews the definition of diabetes and discusses underlying pathologic mechanisms, classification, diagnosis, and medical complications of the disease. It also promotes the comprehensive management of patients with diabetes in the dental office, with a thorough discussion of lifestyle changes and medications used to treat diabetes.The second section on dental considerations provides guidance on how treat patients with diabetes. Oral complications will be covered in detail, with a focus on management and treatment strategies that can be used in the dental office.The third section includes multiple case studies illustrating common complications and how-to instruction on appropriate patient management.Ideal for all members of the dental team, Diabetes Mellitus and Oral Health is an essential tool for providing optimal clinical care to patients with diabetes.
Solid Wastes Management begins with a focus on processing municipal and similar commercial, as well as industrial wastes; assessing and minimising the environmental impacts of processing and disposal. The second section reviews the treatment technologies available (physical, biological and thermal), their advantages, disadvantages and environmental performance. The third section considers the environmental and health impacts of the technologies and reviews the use of models to predict landfill leachate, gas formation and pollution dispersion. The fourth section is on the human health impact of waste management and draws on the previous sections, bringing in pollutants such as bioaerosols and ultra-fine particulate material. In the fifth and sixth sections, the importance of adopting an integrated approach to waste management is demonstrated through consideration of life cycle assessment and its use to determine optimum waste management solutions.
Designed to accompany the new Open University course in Environmental Monitoring and Protection, this is one of four new titles which will equip the reader with the tools to undertake Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs). Used in planning, decision-making and management, EIAs review both the theoretical principles and environmental considerations of engineering and environmental projects to help steer fundamental legislation in the right direction. Air Quality Management begins with an introduction to the atmosphere around us and the units of concentration. It then discusses the importance of meteorology and the part it plays in air quality, before detailing the main types of air pollutants, their sources, and their effects on humans and their environments. Further chapters discuss measurement technologies and systems, as well as a selection of control and elimination methods. Finally, the book details methods of modelling atmospheric dispersion.
Designed to accompany the new Open University course in Environmental Monitoring and Protection, this is one of four new titles which will equip the reader with the tools to undertake Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs). Used in planning, decision-making and management, EIAs review both the theoretical principles and environmental considerations of engineering and environmental projects to help steer fundamental legislation in the right direction. This book will cover the basic principles and concepts of sound and sound propagation, covering units, criteria and indices. It considers noise propagation and attenuation, before leading on to assessment methods for both industrial and transport noise. It includes models for predicting sound levels both indoors and outdoors, and details methods for noise control and abatement.
Designed to accompany the new Open University course in Environmental Monitoring and Protection, this is one of four new titles which will equip the reader with the tools to undertake Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs). Used in planning, decision-making and management, EIAs review both the theoretical principles and environmental considerations of engineering and environmental projects to help steer fundamental legislation in the right direction.This book begins with a discussion of the basics of the hydrological cycle and a description of the natural aquatic environment including the normal composition of surface waters. Further chapters detail the sources of water pollution and the affects of water pollution including biological treatment of sewerage, sludge treatment and disposal, before addressing industrial wastewater treatment and water quality assessment.