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Race, Ethnicity, and Health

by Thomas A. Laveist Lydia A. Isaac

Race, Ethnicity and Health, Second Edition, is a new and critical selection of hallmark articles that address health disparities in America. It effectively documents the need for equal treatment and equal health status for minorities. Intended as a resource for faculty and students in public health as well as the social sciences, it will be also be valuable to public health administrators and frontline staff who serve diverse racial and ethnic populations. The book brings together the best peer reviewed research literature from the leading scholars and faculty in this growing field, providing a historical and political context for the study of health, race, and ethnicity, with key findings on disparities in access, use, and quality. This volume also examines the role of health care providers in health disparities and discusses the issue of matching patients and doctors by race.There has been considerable new research since the original manuscript's preparation in 2001 and publication in 2002, and reflecting this, more than half the book is new content. New chapters cover: reflections on demographic changes in the US based on the current census; metrics and nomenclature for disparities; theories of genetic basis for disparities; the built environment; residential segregation; environmental health; occupational health; health disparities in integrated communities; Latino health; Asian populations; stress and health; physician/patient relationships; hospital treatment of minorities; the slavery hypertension hypothesis; geographic disparities; and intervention design.

Porous Media Transport Phenomena

by Faruk Civan

The book that makes transport in porous media accessible to students and researchers alikePorous Media Transport Phenomena covers the general theories behind flow and transport in porous media-a solid permeated by a network of pores filled with fluid-which encompasses rocks, biological tissues, ceramics, and much more. Designed for use in graduate courses in various disciplines involving fluids in porous materials, and as a reference for practitioners in the field, the text includes exercises and practical applications while avoiding the complex math found in other books, allowing the reader to focus on the central elements of the topic.Covering general porous media applications, including the effects of temperature and particle migration, and placing an emphasis on energy resource development, the book provides an overview of mass, momentum, and energy conservation equations, and their applications in engineered and natural porous media for general applications. Offering a multidisciplinary approach to transport in porous media, material is presented in a uniform format with consistent SI units.An indispensable resource on an extremely wide and varied topic drawn from numerous engineering fields, Porous Media Transport Phenomena includes a solutions manual for all exercises found in the book, additional questions for study purposes, and PowerPoint slides that follow the order of the text.

Elephant in the Room

by Peter Senge Diana Mclain Smith

A systematic look at how relationships determine the success of leaders and their enterprises, along with tools to help strengthen and change themSince time immemorial, relationships have determined the fate of leaders. But today they are more critical to success than ever. No longer can leaders count on long time horizons or sloppy competition to make up for the inefficiencies that poor relationships create. Leaders must make decisions and take actions quickly and well with others, even those with whom they share very little?perhaps not even a time zone. This new world puts relationships at the center of what leaders must understand and master to succeed. Uses in-depth observational studies and clinical research to explore how relationships at the top of organizations work, develop, and changeShows how to understand, strengthen, and transform these relationships, so they can withstand the most intense pressures and conflictsThis important book features a Foreword by Peter Senge, author of The Fifth Discipline.

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Reconsidered

by Mary Taylor Huber Anthony Ciccone Pat Hutchings

Drawing on the experience with the individuals, campuses, and professional associations associated with the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and the Institutional Leadership Program, this important resource examines four critical areas where engagement with the scholarship of teaching and learning can have a significant effect. This book is intended for a broad audience of campus leaders, faculty, and people in foundations and other education associations with an interest in supporting new directions in teaching and learning.

Money Laundering Prevention

by Jonathan E. Turner

A how-to guide for the discovery and prevention of the illegal transfer of moneyWritten for the private sector--where most money laundering takes place--this book clearly explains shows business professionals how to deter, detect, and resolve financial fraud cases internally. It expertly provides an understanding of the mechanisms, tools to detect issues, and action lists to recover hidden funds.Provides action-oriented material that will show how to deter, detect, and resolve financial fraud casesOffers an understanding of the mechanisms, tools to detect issues, and action list to recover hidden fundsCovers mechanisms for moving money, identifying risk exposures, and investigating money movementArming auditors, investigators, and compliance personnel with the guidance that, up until now, has been restricted to criminal investigators, Money Laundering Prevention provides nuts-and-bolts information needed to fully understand the money laundering process.

Get Your Business Funded

by Steven D. Strauss

Explore the many options available to get the money you need for your businessWhether your business is a new start-up, an established company attempting to grow, or somewhere in between, Get Your Business Funded gives you the full range of options for raising capital in today's challenging economy.Covering everything from bank loans to angel investors to equity financing to more unorthodox methods, this complete guide uses clear, easy-to-understand language to explain each approach.Divided into two sections: "Sources and Funding" and "What You Need to Know" Explains such unorthodox financing sources as peer-to-peer lending, online grants, business plan competitions, and the "friends and family plan" Reveals untapped funding streams available through the government Follows on the success of the author's previous work The Small Business BiblePick up this reader-friendly guide and discover the many ways you can Get Your Business Funded right now.

Home Networking Do-It-Yourself For Dummies

by Lawrence C. Miller

Step by step guide to connecting all your electronic devices into one networkA home network allows you to share Internet connections, photos, video, music, game consoles, printers, and other electronic gadgets. This do-it-yourself guide shows you step by step how to create a wired or wireless network in your home.In the For Dummies tradition of making technology less intimidating, Home Networking Do-It-Yourself For Dummies breaks down the process into easy steps with clear instructions.Increasing broadband speeds, cellular technology, the explosive growth of iPhone sales, and the new Home Group feature in Windows 7 all contribute to a booming interest in home networkingThis step-by-step guide walks do-it-yourselfers through the process of setting up a wired or wireless network with Windows 7 and Windows VistaDemonstrates how to connect desktops or laptops, printers, a home server, a router, high-speed Internet access, a video game system, a telephone line, and entertainment peripheralsShows how to share files, music, and video, and connect to an iPhoneProvides maintenance and troubleshooting tipsHome Networking Do-It-Yourself For Dummies enables you to take advantage of everything a home network can offer without hiring a technology wizard.

Moodle For Dummies

by Radana Dvorak

The fun and friendly guide to the world's most popular online learning management systemModular Object Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment, also known as Moodle, is an online learning management system that creates opportunities for rich interaction between educators and their audience. However, the market has been lacking a simple, easy-to-understand guide that covers all the essentials of Moodle?until now. Using straightforward language and an entertaining tone to decipher the intricate world of Moodle, this book provides you with the resources you need to take advantage of all the eLearning and eTraining possibilities that Moodle offers. Offers a hands-on approach to learning Moodle, the revolutionary online learning management systemUses simple language peppered with good humor to break down the complexities of Moodle into easily digested pieces of informationCaters to the specific needs of teachers and business trainers by providing the resources they needMoodle For Dummies provides you with the tools you need to acquire a solid understanding of Moodle and start implementing it in your courses.

You've Got To Be Kidding!

by Nan Demars

What to do when you're caught in the middle of an ethical dilemma at workIn today's super-stressed workplace, an ethical dilemma can come at you when you least expect it. Here's how to do the right thing without losing your integrity?or your job. You've GOT To Be Kidding will help you create an ethics-based workplace that's a joy to work in. This isn't the usual top-down, executive-only manual, but an approach to workplace ethics that's as relevant and accessible to employees as it is to managers and executives. From renowned workplace educator and author of You Want Me To Do What?, this book is filled with recognizable examples ripped from today's headlines that put ethical principles in concrete terms.Filled with recognizable examples that put ethical principles in concrete termsCovers such topics as topics as loyalty, confidentiality, security, office romance, harassment, social networking at work, harassment, workplace bullying, lying for your boss, and even Internet mischiefA practical manual for assessing, discussing, and resolving ethical dilemmas in the workplaceWith employees at all levels being held more accountable than ever before, You've GOT To Be Kidding gives businesses of all types and sizes a winning set of principles and practices to do business at the highest ethical level and serves as a guide for anyone who wants to do the right thing without losing their integrity or their job.

The Performance Pipeline

by Stephen Drotter

The guide that defines the results required at each organizational level to sustain business successIt's not enough to build a company full of people with leadership skills. The Performance Pipeline digs deep into the real work of executing business results at each leadership layer.Filled with lessons and examples from the author's 40 years of experienceShows how to set performance standards, make sure the right work is being done, and remove performance barriersIllustrates how leaders can make the transition to the next level and achieve full performanceThis book gives leaders in any industry an advantage over the competition.

BIM and Integrated Design

by Randy Deutsch

"Ready or not, it's high time to make BIM a part of your practice, or at least your vocabulary, and this book has as much to offer beginners as it does seasoned users of building information modeling software."--Chicago ArchitectThe first book devoted to the subject of how BIM affects individuals and organizations working within the ever-changing construction industry, BIM and Integrated Design discusses the implementation of building information modeling software as a cultural process with a focus on the technology's impact and transformative effect--both potentially disruptive and liberating--on the social, psychological, and practical aspects of the workplace.BIM and Integrated Design answers the questions that BIM poses to the firm that adopts it. Through thorough research and a series of case study interviews with industry leaders--and leaders in the making out from behind the monitor--BIM and Integrated Design helps you learn:Effective learning strategies for fully understanding BIM software and its useKey points about integrated design to help you promote the process to owners and your teamHow BIM changes not only the technology, process, and delivery but also the leadership playing fieldHow to become a more effective leader no matter where you find yourself in the organization or on the project teamHow the introduction of BIM into the workforce has significant education, recruitment, and training implicationsCovering all of the human issues brought about or exacerbated by the advent of BIM into the architecture workplace, profession, and industry, BIM and Integrated Design shows how to overcome real and perceived barriers to its use.

Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration

by James Pyles Tom Carpenter

Delivers the information that SharePoint 2010 administrators in the field need mostThis book shows you how to design, deploy, and implement a SharePoint 2010 environment, providing practical skills and real-world techniques and scenarios you'll be able to apply on the job. You'll not only thoroughly learn SharePoint 2010, but you'll also get up to speed on business continuity and solutions. In addition, those preparing for the MCITP: SharePoint 2010 Administration certification exam 70-668 will find thorough coverage of all exam objectives.Shows you how to design, deploy, administer, and maintain a SharePoint Server 2010 infrastructureGuides readers through preparation for Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Administrator (Exam 70-668)Includes techniques and instructional videos from industry expert and lead author, Tom Carpenter, a well-known author and instructor.Companion CD includes over an hour of video instruction on some of the more difficult topics, as well as practice exams, flashcards, and moreIf you're preparing for MCITP exam 70-668, as well as a career as a SharePoint 2010 administrator, this is a book you'll want.

The Health Care Data Guide

by Sandra Murray Lloyd P Provost

The Health Care Data Guide is designed to help students and professionals build a skill set specific to using data for improvement of health care processes and systems. Even experienced data users will find valuable resources among the tools and cases that enrich The Health Care Data Guide. Practical and step-by-step, this book spotlights statistical process control (SPC) and develops a philosophy, a strategy, and a set of methods for ongoing improvement to yield better outcomes.Provost and Murray reveal how to put SPC into practice for a wide range of applications including evaluating current process performance, searching for ideas for and determining evidence of improvement, and tracking and documenting sustainability of improvement. A comprehensive overview of graphical methods in SPC includes Shewhart charts, run charts, frequency plots, Pareto analysis, and scatter diagrams. Other topics include stratification and rational sub-grouping of data and methods to help predict performance of processes.Illustrative examples and case studies encourage users to evaluate their knowledge and skills interactively and provide opportunity to develop additional skills and confidence in displaying and interpreting data.Companion Web site: www.josseybass.com/go/provost

Locavesting

by Amy Cortese

How individuals and communities can profit from local investing In the wake of the financial crisis, investors are faced with a stark choice: entrust their hard-earned dollars to the Wall Street casino, or settle for anemic interest rates on savings, bonds, and CDs. Meanwhile, small businesses are being starved for the credit and capital they need to grow. There's got to be a better way. In Locavesting: The Revolution in Local Investing and How to Profit from It, Amy Cortese takes us inside the local investing movement, where solutions to some of the nation's most pressing problems are taking shape. The idea is that, by investing in local businesses, rather than faceless conglomerates, investors can earn profits while building healthy, self-reliant communities. Introduces you to the ideas and pioneers behind the local investing movement Profiles the people and communities who are putting their money to work in their own backyards and taking control of their destinies Explores innovative investment strategies, from community capital and crowdfunding to local stock exchanges With confidence in Wall Street and the government badly shaken, Americans are looking for alternatives. Local investing offers a way to rebuild our nest eggs, communities, and, just perhaps, our country.

101 Weird Ways to Make Money

by Steve Gillman

Find creative ways to make money in businesses with little competitionUsing interviews with unconventional entrepreneurs, the author's own wide-ranging experience with weird jobs, and extensive research, 101 Weird Ways to Make Money reveals unusual, sometimes dirty, yet profitable jobs and businesses.?Whether you're looking for a job that suits your independent spirit, or want to start a new business, this unique book shows you moneymaking options you haven't considered.Most of these outside-the-box jobs don't require extensive training, and are also scalable as businesses, allowing you to build on your initial success. Jobs and businesses covered include cricket and maggot farming, environmentally friendly burials, making and selling solar-roasted coffee, daycare services for handicapped children, and many more Each chapter features a "where the money is" section on how to scale-up and be profitable Author writes a popular website and email newsletter on unusual ways to make moneyWhether you're seeking a new career, an additional revenue stream, or a new business idea, you will want to discover 101 Weird Ways to Make Money.

XML For Dummies

by Ed Tittel Lucinda Dykes

See how XML works for business needs and RSS feedsCreate consistency on the Web, or tag your data for different purposesTag -- XML is it! XML tags let you share your format as well as your data, and this handy guide will show you how. You'll soon be using this markup language to create everything from Web sites to business forms, discovering schemas and DOCTYPES, wandering the Xpath, teaming up XML with Office 2003, and more.Discover how to* Make information portable* Use XML with Word 2003* Store different types of data* Convert HTML documents to XHTML* Add CSS to XML* Understand and use DTDs

VoIP For Dummies

by Timothy V. Kelly

Put your phone system on your computer network and see the savingsSee how to get started with VoIP, how it works, and why it saves you moneyVoIP is techspeak for "voice over Internet protocol," but it could spell "saving big bucks" for your business! Here's where to get the scoop in plain English. Find out how VoIP can save you money, how voice communication travels online, and how to choose the best way to integrate your phone system with your network at home or at the office.Discover how to:Use VoIP for your business or home phone serviceChoose the best network typeSet up VoIP on a wireless networkUnderstand transports and servicesDemonstrate VoIP's advantages to management

PC Recording Studios For Dummies

by Jeff Strong

Here's how to make sound decisions about a desktop studioGet the lowdown on equipment, design your studio space, and set your music free!If you've been dreaming of making music with your computer, wake up and get started! Musician Jeff Strong clears a path for you through all the confusing options, helping you sort out hardware and software choices, coax the sound you want from your equipment, work with equalizers and processors, and start your creative juices flowing!Discover how to* Choose the right system and install software* Optimize studio sound for recording and mixing* Understand audio interfaces, sound cards, and MIDI gear* Compare popular programs* Mix and master your tracks

Cleaning Windows XP For Dummies

by Allen Wyatt

This wide-ranging guide helps ordinary users fight back against Windows slowdowns, glitches, and annoyancesWindows is the world's dominant desktop operating system, with 93.8 percent of the market as of 2002Packed with savvy tips for decluttering a system, speeding up access to programs and data, customizing the interface, rooting out resource hogs, tuning up e-mail and Web browser performance, protecting against viruses, and moreFocuses on Windows XP and covers the new Service Pack 2, but many techniques are applicable to older Windows versions

Computer Viruses For Dummies

by Peter H. Gregory

Computer viruses--just the thought of your trusty PC catching one is probably enough to make you sick. Thanks to the cyber-sickies who persist in coming up with new strains, there's a major new cyberattack nearly every day. Viruses sneak in, usually through e-mail.Fortunately, there are ways to inoculate and protect your computer. Computer Viruses For Dummies helps you:Understand the risks and analyze your PC's current conditionSelect, install, and configure antivirus softwareScan your computer and e-mailRid your computer of viruses it's already caughtUpdate antivirus software and install security patchesUse firewalls and spyware blockersProtect handheld PDAs from virusesAdopt safe computing practices, especially with e-mail and when you're surfing the NetWritten by Peter H. Gregory, coauthor of CISSP For Dummies and Security + For Dummies, Computer Viruses For Dummies goes beyond viruses to explain other nasty computer infections like Trojan horses, HiJackers, worms, phishing scams, spyware, and hoaxes. It also profiles major antivirus software to help you choose the best program(s) for your needs.Remember, if you don't protect your computer, not only do you risk having your computer infiltrated and your data contaminated, you risk unknowingly transmitting a virus, worm, or other foul computer germ to everybody in your address book! This guide will help you properly immunize your PC with antivirus software now and install updates and security patches that are like booster shots to keep your software protected against new viruses.

Adobe Premiere Pro For Dummies

by Keith Underdahl

An essential resource for anyone who wants to get up and running with this popular video-editing application, from amateur and hobbyist filmmakers to professionals who want to explore the possibilities of editing on a PCExplains how to shoot good footage, get digital video onto a PC, set up a Premiere production studio, edit clips, add effects, work with audio, and output the finished product or share it onlineReleased day and date with the new software version, the book covers the latest Premiere features and improvementsKeith Underdahl, the author of Digital Video For Dummies (0-7645-4114-5) and other books on digital video, has broad experience as both an amateur videographer and professional video producer

Car Hacks and Mods For Dummies

by David Vespremi

So you want to turn your Yugo into a Viper? Sorry--you need a certified magician. But if you want to turn your sedate sedan into a mean machine or your used car lot deal into a powerful, purring set of wheels, you've come to the right place. Car Hacks & Mods for Dummies will get you turbo-charged up about modifying your car and guide you smoothly through:Choosing a car to modConsidering warranties, legal, and safety issuesHacking the ECU (Engine Control Unit) to adjust performance-enhancing factors like fuel injection, firing the spark plugs, controlling the cooling fan, and moreReplacing your ECU with a plug and play system such as the APEXi Power FC or the AEM EMS systemPutting on the brakes (the faster you go, the faster you'll need to stop)Setting up your car for better handling and corneringWritten by David Vespremi, automotive expert, frequent guest on national car-related TV shows, track driving instructor and self-proclaimed modder, Car Hacks & Mods for Dummies gets you into the ECU and under the hood and gives you the keys to:Choosing new wheels, including everything from the basics to dubs and spinnersPutting your car on a diet, because lighter means fasterBasic power bolt-ons and more expensive power addersInstalling roll bars and cages to enhance safetyAdding aero add-ons, including front "chin" spoilers, real spoilers, side skirts, and canardsDetailing, down to the best cleaners and waxes and cleaning under the hoodUsing OBD (on-board diagnostics) for troubleshootingGetting advice from general Internet sites and specific message boards and forums for your car's make or model, whether it's a Chevy pick-up or an Alfa Romeo roadsterWhether you want to compete at drag strips or on road courses or simply accelerate faster on an interstate ramp, if you want to improve your car's performance, Car Hacks & Mods for Dummies is just the boost you need.

Hedging Market Exposures

by Oleg V. Bychuk Brian Haughey

Identify and understand the risks facing your portfolio, how to quantify them, and the best tools to hedge themThis book scrutinizes the various risks confronting a portfolio, equips the reader with the tools necessary to identify and understand these risks, and discusses the best ways to hedge them.The book does not require a specialized mathematical foundation, and so will appeal to both the generalist and specialist alike. For the generalist, who may not have a deep knowledge of mathematics, the book illustrates, through the copious use of examples, how to identify risks that can sometimes be hidden, and provides practical examples of quantifying and hedging exposures. For the specialist, the authors provide a detailed discussion of the mathematical foundations of risk management, and draw on their experience of hedging complex multi-asset class portfolios, providing practical advice and insights.Provides a clear description of the risks faced by managers with equity, fixed income, commodity, credit and foreign exchange exposuresElaborates methods of quantifying these risksDiscusses the various tools available for hedging, and how to choose optimal hedging instrumentsIlluminates hidden risks such as counterparty, operational, human behavior and model risks, and expounds the importance and instability of model assumptions, such as market correlations, and their attendant dangersExplains in clear yet effective terms the language of quantitative finance and enables a non-quantitative investment professional to communicate effectively with professional risk managers, "quants", clients and othersProviding thorough coverage of asset modeling, hedging principles, hedging instruments, and practical portfolio management, Hedging Market Exposures helps portfolio managers, bankers, transactors and finance and accounting executives understand the risks their business faces and the ways to quantify and control them.

Robot Building For Dummies

by Nancy Stevenson Roger Arrick

Discover what robots can do and how they workFind out how to build your own robot and program it to perform tasksReady to enter the robot world? This book is your passport! It walks you through building your very own little metal assistant from a kit, dressing it up, giving it a brain, programming it to do things, even making it talk. Along the way, you'll gather some tidbits about robot history, enthusiasts' groups, and more.The Dummies Way* Explanations in plain English* "Get in, get out" information* Icons and other navigational aids* Tear-out cheat sheet* Top ten lists* A dash of humor and fun

Lotus Notes 6 For Dummies

by Stephen R. Londergan

Lotus Notes For Dummies helps readers navigate and employ Lotus Notes to improve productivity and efficiency.Covers the enhanced features of the new version of Lotus Notes including the welcome page, instant messaging, document sharing, calendaring, group scheduling, and going mobile.This is an introductory level book that provides the essential information needed to enable users to get the most from the latest release of Lotus Notes.

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