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A comprehensive reference of materials for interior designers and architects Choosing the right material for the right purpose is a critical-and often overlooked-aspect in the larger context of designing buildings and interior spaces. When specified and executed properly, materials support and enhance a project's overall theme, and infuse interior space with a solid foundation that balances visual poetry and functionality. Materiality and Interior Construction imparts essential knowledge on how materials contribute to the construction and fabrication of floors, partitions, ceilings, and millwork, with thorough coverage of the important characteristics and properties of building materials and finishes. Individual coverage of the key characteristics of each material explores the advantages and disadvantages of using specific materials and construction assemblies, while helping readers discover how to make every building element count. In addition, Materiality and Interior Construction: Is highly illustrated throughout to show material properties and building assemblies Supplies rankings and information on the "green" attributes of each material so that designers can make informed decisions for specifications Is organized by application for easy and quick access to information Includes a companion website, featuring an extensive online image bank of materials and assemblies Rather than a typical catalog of materials, Materiality and Interior Construction is efficiently organized so that the reader is guided directly to the options for the location or assembly they are considering. Reliable and easy to use, Materiality and Interior Construction is a one-stop, comprehensive reference for hundreds of commonly used materials and their integration as building components-and an invaluable resource that every interior designer or architect should add to their set of tools.
The financial industry's leading independent research firm's forward-looking assessment into high frequency trading Once regarded as a United States-focused trend, today, high frequency trading is gaining momentum around the world. Yet, while high frequency trading continues to be one of the hottest trends in the markets, due to the highly proprietary nature of the computer transactions, financial firms and institutions have made very little available in terms of information or "how-to" techniques. That's all changed with The High Frequency Game Changer: How Automated Trading Strategies Have Revolutionized the Markets. In the book, Zubulake and Lee present an overview of how high frequency trading is changing the face of the market. The book Explains how we got here and what it means to traders and investors Details how to build a high frequency trading firm, including the relevant tools, strategies, and trading talent Defines key components common to HFT such as algorithms, low latency trading infrastructure, collocation etc. The High Frequency Game Changer takes a highly controversial and extremely complicated subject and makes it accessible to anyone with an interest or stake in financial markets.
Praise for Look At More "Andy Stefanovich is a masterful storyteller and a true 'curator of inspiration. ' Look At More gives you a dose of Andy's adrenaline and creative can-do spirit, and it provides you with a powerful how-to guide for inspiring workplace innovation that lasts. "-Beth Comstock, chief marketing officer, GE "Andy Stefanovich has always exhorted his clients to 'look at more stuff, think about it harder. ' With this inspired and inspiring book, he shares dozens upon dozens of ways to put that principle to work. Look At More offers a way to real business transformation. " -Daniel H. Pink, author, A Whole New Mind and Drive "Andy offers the reader a unique insight into what it really takes to create innovation within the structure of a corporate environment today. Andy doesn't think outside the box. He blows it up and starts again, helping large corporations think and behave like start-ups. " -Duncan Wardle, vice president, Creative Inc. , Disney Company "Andy Stefanovich delivers a host of innovative approaches to transform you and your business. The addictive narrative, while informative and actionable, is as creative as he wants us all to be. "-Ivy Ross, executive vice president, marketing, Gap Brand at Gap Inc. "Look At More gives business leaders a practical and comprehensive framework to build, maintain, and most importantly inspire innovation not only at work but in all parts of life. "-Stew Friedman, Wharton professor and author, Total Leadership
Recent advances in ultra-high-power lasers, including the free-electron laser, and impressive airborne demonstrations of laser weapons systems, such as the airborne laser, have shown the enormous potential of laser technology to revolutionize 21st century warfare. Military Laser Technology for Defense, includes only unclassified or declassified information. The book focuses on military applications that involve propagation of light through the atmosphere and provides basic relevant background technology. It describes high-power lasers and masers, including the free-electron laser. Further, Military Laser Technology for Defense addresses how laser technology can effectively mitigate six of the most pressing military threats of the 21st century: attack by missiles, terrorists, chemical and biological weapons, as well as difficulty in imaging in bad weather and threats from directed beam weapons and future nuclear weapons. The author believes that laser technology will revolutionize warfare in the 21st century.
The handy problem-solver with helpful information for today's busy bookkeepers Bookkeeping Essentials: How to Succeed as a Bookkeeper is the handy problem-solver that gives today's busy bookkeepers and accountants the helpful information they need in a quick-reference format. Whether in public practice or private industry, professionals will always have this reliable reference tool at their fingertips. Packed with practical techniques and rules of thumb for analyzing, evaluating, and solving the day-to-day problems every accountant faces Helps bookkeepers and accountants quickly pinpoint what to look for, what to watch out for, what to do, and how to do it Offers hundreds of explanations supported by a multitude of examples, tables, charts, and ratios Filled with dozens of accounting best practices, Bookkeeping Essentials is a powerful companion for the ever-changing world of today's accountant and bookkeeper.
This bestselling book is one of the most widely used in the field by nonprofit organizations across the country. A soup to nuts description of how to build, maintain and expand an individual donor program, this book is often called "the Bible of grassroots fundraising. " Praise for the Sixth Edition of Fundraising for Social Change "People love Kim's fundraising wisdom and her keen ability to connect fund development with what matters in our communities. I always recommend Fundraising for Social Change to organizations in need of a book with ideas they can use right away as well as information about how to build a successful long-term fundraising program. " --Steve Lew, senior projects director, CompassPoint Nonprofit Services "I used Fundraising for Social Change as a textbook for my class for many years and often recommend it to grassroots organizations as a primer for developing a fundraising strategy. Kim's years of experience and her own broad knowledge of the field give the book heft and credibility. Her pragmatism and sense of humor make it readable and engaging. " --Maria Mottola, executive director, New York Foundation "The information and inspiration we have received from Kim Klein's books have been key to our grassroots fundraising efforts. Some people go back to Proust; I go back to her specifics about how to write a fundraising plan that actually works!" --Bob Fulkerson, state director, Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada (PLAN) "Kim makes me a believer again whenever I am in her presence?be it through her spoken or written word. While she provides the basics of raising money in an accessible form, what I truly value is the deep sense of purpose she reawakens in me as a fundraiser-activist. " --Miguel Gavald?n, fundraising coach and trainer, Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training "Whatever role I am in, I turn to Fundraising for Social Change. Working with Kim to present Fundraising for Social Change workshops in communities changes lives?both professional and personal?including mine. She offers hands-on experience and extraordinary human values to the nonprofit sector, as well as skilled expertise in teaching others how to make fundraising fun and meaningful to our whole life. " --Jaune Evans, development chair, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
The classic Acrobat and PDF reference, updated to cover the latest release Consistently the most authoritative and comprehensive resource on the Acrobat PDF format, this standard reference returns with in-depth coverage of the newest version of Acrobat. Written by bestselling author Ted Padova, this book is packed with real-world insights and techniques gained from Padova's daily use of Acrobat under deadline constraints. You'll discover everything there is to know about using Acrobat X for print prepress, the Internet, CD-ROMs, and other forms of media. Popular author Ted Padova shares everything you need to know about the latest release of Acrobat--Acrobat X Explores the updated functions of the new Acrobat and using it for print prepress, the Internet, CD-ROMs, and more As the ultimate resource for all things Acrobat and PDF-related, Adobe Acrobat X PDF Bible is an update of a classic.
A savvy guide to Office 2011 for Mac users Mac users, you don't have to give up one ounce of cool to use Office 2011 on your Mac. Here's the hip guide you need to get the most out of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Get started with Office 2011, find out what features are shared between apps, and start creating stylish Word docs, lively PowerPoint presentations, awesome Excel reports, and totally organized Outlook lists and calendars. And you'll love the portable size-just perfect for keeping this guide on hand while you work. Features facts, tips, and secrets to help you get the most of out of Office 2011 for Mac Provides the key tools and shortcuts you need to accomplish tasks, without bogging you down in too much detail Covers how to get started with Office, an overview of shared features, and how to use each application in the Office 2011 suite Helps you create smart Word docs, organize your calendar and contacts with Outlook, build compelling PowerPoint presentations, and use Excel formulas and functions to generate reports and analyze data Zero in on the Office 2011 features you use most on your Mac, with Office 2011 for Mac Portable Genius.
Everything you need to know to succeed in the real estate business, as an agent, broker, or sellerMake More Money, Find More Clients, Close Deals Faster illustrates why and how real estate agents need to change the way they do business to better serve their clients, spend resources more wisely, and make more money. The real estate industry is notorious for eating up a real estate agent's time, energy, and money, but many of the inefficiencies are of their own making. As a result, the client suffers from poor and uninformed service.This book provides a new business model for agents that shows how to sell more property, in less time, and develop client relationships that will continue over time, as well as a model for the broker, who can increase the brokerage's revenues through the use of professional development strategies from the book.Shows brokers how to provide better customer service, improve profits and return on investment, and take full advantage of social networking to advertise and attract new clientsWritten by Claude Boiron, coauthor of Commercial Real Estate Investing in CanadaOne of the few guides to the subject written particularly for the Canadian real estate marketMake More Money, Find More Clients, Close Deals Faster is of value to real estate boards educating new members, academics, as well as agents, brokers, and sellers themselves.
Praise for Developing Practice Competencies A Foundation for Generalist Practice "This is the textbook I have been waiting for. The author engages the reader from the very beginning. It includes comprehensive coverage of EPAS standards and practice behaviors that any social work instructor would be delighted with. Mark Ragg's explanation of social work concepts and practice skills is very readable and well illustrated. This textbook will enhance social work students' self-confidence in their skills as beginning practitioners. This is an author who clearly knows how to engage and excite social work students about contemporary social work. Strongly recommended for generalist practice programs!" -Mary Fran Davis, LCSW Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee An applied, experiential introduction for the development of generalist practice skills in the helping professions Designed to help students in social work and human services programs establish a solid skill foundation for professional practice, Developing Practice Competencies holistically organizes this content knowledge through a consistent framework integrated throughout the book. Developing Practice Competencies explores: How to build on current interpersonal skills to develop a professional identity and a specialized repertoire of intervention skills How to work competently with diverse client groups taking into account the cultural and social contexts of each client situation Ways to engage individuals and larger client systems in focused work toward client-specific goals Successfully managing the nuances and challenges of the helping relationship Combining specific skills for use in evidence-based models Filled with rich examples, role-plays, and exercises, Developing Practice Competencies covers the foundation competencies necessary for students preparing to work with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities on behalf of underserved and socially compromised people. An accompanying DVD offers video of the practice skills in action and electronic versions of exercises for classroom discussions.
The fun and easy way to learn the fascinating language of German with integrated audio clips! German For Dummies, Enhanced Edition uses the renowned Berlitz approach to get you up and running with the language-and having fun too! Designed for the total beginner, this guide introduces you to basic grammar and then speedily has you making conversation. Integrated audio clips let you listen and learn as you hear pronunciations and real-life conversations. Fun and games sections ease your way into German fluency, phonetic spellings following expressions and vocabulary improve your pronunciation, and helpful boxes and sidebars cover cultural quirks and factoids.Master the nuts and bolts of German grammarLearn phrases that make you sound German-and know what never to say in GermanWhether you're just looking for a greeting besides "Guten tag" or you want to become a foreign exchange student, this enhanced edition of German For Dummies gives you what you need to learn the language-as much as you like, as fast as you like!
A must have guide for creating engaging and usable SharePoint 2010 branding With SharePoint 2010, Microsoft has provided a more robust environment for creating collaboration and content management sites that rival any of the popular websites on the internet. Creating a branded SharePoint site involves understanding both traditional web design techniques as well as topics that are typically reserved for developers. This book bridges that gap by not only providing expert guidance for creating beautiful public facing and internal intranet sites but it also addresses the needs of those readers that only want to understand the basics enough to apply some style to their sites. Things like creative design, the experience visitors have navigating your user interface, ease of use--these are all important branding considerations and not always intuitive. This unique book from a team of SharePoint branding experts lays it all out. Whether you want to make SharePoint look completely different or just make minor design changes, this expert guide will provide tips, techniques, and insights to get the job done.
An accessible guide to trading the fast-moving foreign exchange marketThe foreign exchange market, or forex, was once dominated by global banks, hedge funds, and multinational corporations, but that has all changed with Internet technology and the advent of online forex brokers. Now, hundreds of thousands of traders and investors around the world can participate in this profitable field.Written by forex expert Kathy Lien, The Little Book of Currency Trading will show you how to effectively invest and trade in today's biggest market. Page by page, she describes the multitude of opportunities possible in the forex market, from short-term price swings to long-term trends, and details practical products that can help you achieve success, such as currency-based ETFs.Explains the forces that drive currencies and provides strategies to profit from themReveals how you can use various currencies to reduce risk and take advantage of global trendsExamines financial vehicles that can help you make money without having to monitor the market every dayThe Little Book of Currency Trading opens the world of currency trading and investing to anyone interested in entering this dynamic arena.
This book explores the many provocative questions concerning the fundamentals of data analysis. It is based on the time-tested experience of one of the gurus of the subject matter. Why should one study data analysis? How should it be taught? What techniques work best, and for whom? How valid are the results? How much data should be tested? Which machine languages should be used, if used at all? Emphasis on apprenticeship (through hands-on case studies) and anecdotes (through real-life applications) are the tools that Peter J. Huber uses in this volume. Concern with specific statistical techniques is not of immediate value; rather, questions of strategy - when to use which technique - are employed. Central to the discussion is an understanding of the significance of massive (or robust) data sets, the implementation of languages, and the use of models. Each is sprinkled with an ample number of examples and case studies. Personal practices, various pitfalls, and existing controversies are presented when applicable. The book serves as an excellent philosophical and historical companion to any present-day text in data analysis, robust statistics, data mining, statistical learning, or computational statistics.
America's Bubble Economy is the first book to focus on several simultaneous financial bubbles that are interacting to temporarily boost-and ultimately threaten-the United States and world economies. Filled with expert analysis and straight talk, this book will show you how to turn the coming economic transformation into a once-in-a-lifetime wealth-building opportunity.
An invaluable reference for an overall but simple approach to the complexity of quantum mechanics viewed through quantum oscillators Quantum oscillators play a fundamental role in many areas of physics; for instance, in chemical physics with molecular normal modes, in solid state physics with phonons, and in quantum theory of light with photons. Quantum Oscillators is a timely and visionary book which presents these intricate topics, broadly covering the properties of quantum oscillators which are usually dispersed in the literature at varying levels of detail and often combined with other physical topics. These properties are: time-independent behavior, reversible dynamics, thermal statistical equilibrium and irreversible evolution toward equilibrium, together with anharmonicity and anharmonic couplings. As an application of these intricate topics, special attention is devoted to infrared lineshapes of single and complex (undergoing Fermi resonance or Davydov coupling) damped H-bonded systems, providing key insights into this rapidly evolving area of chemical science. Quantum Oscillators is a long overdue update in the literature surrounding quantum oscillators, and serves as an excellent supplementary text in courses on IR spectroscopy and hydrogen bonding. It is a must-have addition to the library of any graduate or undergraduate student in chemical physics.
A comprehensive handbook for leading a successful nonprofit This handbook can educate and empower a whole generation of nonprofit leaders and professionals by bringing together top experts in the field to share their knowledge and wisdom gained through experience. This book provides nonprofit professionals with the conceptual frameworks, practical knowledge, and concise guidance needed to succeed in the social sector. Designed as a handbook, the book is filled with sage advice and insights from a variety of trusted experts that can help nonprofit professionals prepare to achieve their organizational and personal goals, develop a better understanding of what they need to do to lead, support, and grow an effective organization. Addresses a wealth of topics including fundraising, Managing Technology, Marketing, Finances, Advocacy, Working with Boards Contributors are noted nonprofit experts who define the core capabilities needed to manage a successful nonprofit Author is the former Executive Director of Craigslist Foundation This important resource offers professionals key insights that will have a direct impact on improving their daily work.
There has been growing interest in the model of semiconductor lasers with non-Markovian relaxation. Introducing senior and graduate students and research scientists to quantum mechanics concepts, which are becoming an essential tool in modern engineering, Engineering Quantum Mechanics develops a non-Markovian model for the optical gain of semiconductor, taking into account the rigorous electronic band-structure and the non-Markovian relaxation using the quantum statistical reduced-density operator formalism. Example programs based on Fortran 77 are provided for band-structures of zinc-blende and wurtzite quantum wells.
How to build a framework for forecasting interest rate market movementsWith trillions of dollars worth of trades conducted every year in everything from U.S. Treasury bonds to mortgage-backed securities, the U.S. interest rate market is one of the largest fixed income markets in the world.Interest Rate Markets: A Practical Approach to Fixed Income details the typical quantitative tools used to analyze rates markets; the range of fixed income products on the cash side; interest rate movements; and, the derivatives side of the business.Emphasizes the importance of hedging and quantitatively managing risks inherent in interest rate tradesDetails the common trades which can be used by investors to take views on interest rates in an efficient manner, the methods used to accurately set up these trades, as well as common pitfalls and risks?providing examples from previous market stress events such as 2008Includes exclusive access to the Interest Rate Markets Web site which includes commonly used calculations and trade construction methodsInterest Rate Markets helps readers to understand the structural nature of the rates markets and to develop a framework for thinking about these markets intuitively, rather than focusing on mathematical models
Note from the publisher: An access card with redemption code for the online Interactive Resource Center is included with all new, print copies or can be purchased separately. If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. The online Interactive Resource Center, contains resources tied to the book, such as:Interactive Resources: * Flashcards featuring images from book for image identification self-study * Self-test assessment by chapter * Image Gallery featuring key designers and their workDownloadable Resources: * Indices of key terms and people***Winner of the First-Ever QED (Quality, Excellence, Design) award by Digital Book World*** This is the unrivaled, comprehensive, and award-winning reference tool on graphic design recognized for publishing excellence by the Association of American Publishers. Now, this Fifth Edition of Meggs' History of Graphic Design offers even more detail and breadth of content than its heralded predecessors, revealing a saga of creative innovators, breakthrough technologies, and important developments responsible for paving the historic paths that define the graphic design experience. In addition to classic topics such as the invention of writing and alphabets, the origins of printing and typography, and postmodern design, this new Fifth Edition presents new information on current trends and technologies sweeping the graphic design landscape--such as the web, multimedia, interactive design, and private presses, thus adding new layers of depth to an already rich resource.With more than 1,400 high-quality images throughout--many new or newly updated--Meggs' History of Graphic Design, Fifth Edition provides a wealth of visual markers for inspiration and emulation. For professionals, students, and everyone who works with or loves the world of graphic design, this landmark text will quickly become an invaluable guide that they will turn to again and again.
Fill your iPad with cool apps with help from this full-color directory! The popularity of the iPad is growing at an unstoppable rate and users are looking for help sorting through the tens of thousands of apps available in the App Store. Packed with helpful reviews and valuable tips on how to make the most of each app, this book walks you through the vast selection of apps and helps you narrow down the most essential and entertaining apps for your needs and interests. Mac guru Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus helps you uncover the best of the best apps in business, education, entertainment, finance, health, fitness, games, news, music, sports, weather, and more. Helps you sort through the tens of thousands of apps available for the iPad so you can find the apps that are right for you Shows you a variety of the most useful apps in the fields of music, entertainment, sports, business, games, news, social networking, health and fitness, and more Helps you uncover what apps are worth the price and what's fabulous for free Provides expert insights and light-hearted reviews of each featured iPad app from longtime For Dummies author and Mac enthusiast Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus With Incredible iPad Apps For Dummies, you'll discover how to have fun, get more done, and make the most of your iPad.
This book contains contributions from interdisciplinary scientists to collectively address the issue of targeting carbohydrate recognition for the development of novel therapeutic and diagnostic agents. The book covers (1) biological problems involving carbohydrate recognition, (2) structural factors mediating carbohydrate recognition, (3) design and synthesis of lectin mimics that recognize carbohydrate ligands with high specificity and affinity, and (4) modulation of biological and pathological processes through carbohydrate recognition.
Tools for translating recruiting and hiring decisions into financial returns Even in a down economy, U. S. business and government make millions of hiring decisions every year. Every decision carries risk. Every hire is an investment. Ideally, every one pays a return. In today's demanding environment, companies no longer have room to get it wrong. Million-Dollar Hire shows how leading companies have re-invented themselves, beat their competition, and added millions to their bottom lines with re-engineered recruiting and hiring practices. Using practical, real world illustrations, it shows that there are tools to treat every hiring decision with the same focus a business applies in acquiring other high-value assets. Shows how new technologies and social networking tools are being used to spider the Internet and find the best candidates before the competition Explains how different approaches to candidate screening translate to different levels of financial return to a business Reveals how to estimate the financial payoff for every hire and how to avoid legal challenges This is an invaluable tool for CEOs, CFOs, COOs and HR professionals who want to revamp what is often one of the least sophisticated parts of a business-the ways it finds talent.
This book provides a broad, mature, and systematic introduction to current financial econometric models and their applications to modeling and prediction of financial time series data. It utilizes real-world examples and real financial data throughout the book to apply the models and methods described. The author begins with basic characteristics of financial time series data before covering three main topics: Analysis and application of univariate financial time series The return series of multiple assets Bayesian inference in finance methods Key features of the new edition include additional coverage of modern day topics such as arbitrage, pair trading, realized volatility, and credit risk modeling; a smooth transition from S-Plus to R; and expanded empirical financial data sets. The overall objective of the book is to provide some knowledge of financial time series, introduce some statistical tools useful for analyzing these series and gain experience in financial applications of various econometric methods.
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