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In the past fifty years, scholars of human development have been moving from studying change in humans within sharply defined periods, to seeing many more of these phenomenon as more profitably studied over time and in relation to other processes. The Handbook of Life-Span Development, Volume 2: Social and Emotional Development presents the study of human development conducted by the best scholars in the 21st century. Social workers, counselors and public health workers will receive coverage of the social and emotional aspects of human change across the lifespan.
An essential resource for passing electrician's examinationsTo pass your state and local licensing exams, you need knowledge and confidence. This comprehensive review guide gives you plenty of both. It's packed with sample questions to help you focus your efforts, review material on all aspects of the 2011 National Electrical Code (NEC), the lowdown on business competency requirements, and tips for studying and test-taking that will help you conquer anxiety ahead.Learn the definitions, specifications, and regulations of the 2011 NEC Acquire test-taking skills with examples of questions and answers that are similar to the ones on the license testsBrush up on taxes, unemployment, workers compensation, OSHA, lien laws, and other aspects of the business competency examBoost your confidence with studying and test-taking tipsA reliable and trusted resource for many decades, this newest edition delivers all of the vital content electricians need to made the grade and advance their careers.
The NEC is updated every 3 years with some of the anticipated changes include new requirements to sections while some of the changes include entirely new articles. Some changes are revisions to existing requirements while others are deletions to some existing requirements. As with the last edition of this book the author will use an icon or other graphical feature to highlight all changes to the 2011 code from the 2008 version. The book is considered an easy reference tool for those individuals on the job in need of a handy reference without the bulk and formality of the code itself. Significant changes to wiring and protection sections as well as new coverae of hybrid electric vehicles and small wind turbine power generators are being made. As always there will be numerous small changes made throughout the book. In short if a change has been made to the code it will be covered in this book in an easy to read instructional way.
Methods, Processes, and Tools for Collaboration"The time has come to fundamentally rethink how we handle the building of knowledge in biomedical sciences today. This book describes how the computational sciences have transformed into being a key knowledge broker, able to integrate and operate across divergent data types."-Bryn Williams-Jones, Associate Research Fellow, PfizerThe pharmaceutical industry utilizes an extended network of partner organizations in order to discover and develop new drugs, however there is currently little guidance for managing information and resources across collaborations. Featuring contributions from the leading experts in a range of industries, Collaborative Computational Technologies for Biomedical Research provides information that will help organizations make critical decisions about managing partnerships, including: Serving as a user manual for collaborations Tackling real problems from both human collaborative and data and informatics perspectives Providing case histories of biomedical collaborations and technology-specific chapters that balance technological depth with accessibility for the non-specialist readerA must-read for anyone working in the pharmaceuticals industry or academia, this book marks a major step towards widespread collaboration facilitated by computational technologies.
The latest and most important information for best practices in the inventory functionInventory Best Practices, Second Edition offers the latest and most important information on advanced techniques and strategies to improve on the accuracy of all ongoing inventories, configure a warehouse for optimum counting efficiencies, and more. Explains the difference between different types of distressed merchandise for disposal purposesShows how to maximize the efficiency of inventory tracking systems by shifting selected inventory items into floor stockExamines inventory picking, storage, transactions as well as warehouse layouts, and inventory measurementInventory Best Practices, Second Edition will not only show professionals how to cut their business costs but will demonstrate how to optimize their company's effectiveness as well.
A business-based rallying cry to reclaim the US economyThere is a nagging feeling that the U.S. is slipping as a nation and our people are powerless to do anything to fix it. Issues such as jobs, product quality and safety, wages, the economy, and our status as the world's leading superpower are all tied together with our massive trade deficit.Re-Made in the USA addresses these issues using the author's firsthand observations and analysis, and offers a practical plan for how we can get our economy and global status back.A practical action plan to get the nation back on trackIf you're worried about America when you start reading this book, you'll finish feeling empoweredTodd Lipscomb has a distinguished record in international businessAmerica's future does not have to be on the decline. In inspiring terms, Re-Made in the USA lays out the choice Americans have between doing nothing, and doing what we do best-rolling up our sleeves and working hard to fix the problem.
Better practices that today's CFOs can employ to bring value and efficiency to the teams that report to themHelping corporate accountants from the CFOs to the management accountant implement better practices that will make a difference to their finance team's performance, Winning CFOs shows corporate accountants how to create permanent improvements in their organization's processes.Provides better practice solutions the author has learned from more than 4,000 finance teams worldwideA to Z guidance on how to be an effective CFOIncludes templates, checklists and implementation programs for process improvement Abundance of tools to ensure implementation of better practices Tips on how to develop winning leadership traitsWinning CFOs shows corporate accountants how to radically transform their contribution to their organization, enhance their job satisfaction and profile, and leave a legacy of efficiency and effectiveness in every organization for which they work.
Thorough guidance and detailed analysis of the valuation business engagementDiscussing the practical aspects of business valuation that arise in the context of a tax valuation, this book provides you with detailed analysis of the valuation business engagement process. Detailed discussion is included of various cases outlining errors that appraisers have made in appraisal reports, as well as in-depth discussion of the current appraisal industry issues that are impacting tax valuations.Examines concepts and topics including level of value, the role of estate planners in the business valuation process, the use of appraisers in estate planning and litigation, and the appraiser identification/selection processProvides insight into the nature of the major appraisal trade associationsOffers insights into preventing errors from getting into appraisal reportsThis helpful guide provides you with the detailed discussion you need on the various business valuation standards that have been promulgated by the Appraisal Standards Board as well as several appraisal trade associations.
This book will advance the understanding and application of self-adaptive intelligent systems; therefore it will potentially benefit the long-term goal of replicating certain levels of brain-like intelligence in complex and networked engineering systems. It will provide new approaches for adaptive systems within uncertain environments. This will provide an opportunity to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the current state-of-the-art of knowledge, give rise to new research directions, and educate future professionals in this domain.Self-adaptive intelligent systems have wide applications from military security systems to civilian daily life. In this book, different application problems, including pattern recognition, classification, image recovery, and sequence learning, will be presented to show the capability of the proposed systems in learning, memory, and prediction. Therefore, this book will also provide potential new solutions to many real-world applications.
Answers to one of the most important decision a family can makeThis groundbreaking book offers answers to crucial questions that have a large impact on family success and well-being. The author has been researching and treating couples for more than twenty years, addressing such critical issues as: When should you have kids? How many and why? Can you afford a family? What's the best interval between children's birth in a family? How does your work life influence how many kids to have? What's the impact of divorce, remarriage and blended families on the decision to have more kids? How does your family of origin,?ethnicity, race, culture, and sexual preference influence the choices you have regarding these questions of?number and spacing of childbirths.Filled with common sense advice for the dilemmas most couples grapple with when starting a familyBased on solid research from a noted family therapistAlan Singer has appeared on the Fox Morning News and MSNBC as well as being quoted in USA Today and The Huffington PostInvaluable and fascinating, the book includes a wealth of self-tests that helps individuals to customize their own decision making based on their unique background and current situation.
The third edition of the bestselling guide to do-it-yourself SEOGetting seen on the first page of search engine result pages is crucial for businesses and online marketers. Search engine optimization helps improve Web site rankings, and it is often complex and confusing. This task-based, hands-on guide covers the concepts and trends and then lays out a day-by-day strategy for developing, managing, and measuring a successful SEO plan. With tools you can download and case histories to illustrate key points, it's the perfect solution for busy marketers, business owners, and others whose jobs include improving Web site traffic.A successful SEO plan is vital to any business with an online presenceThis book provides strategies for setting goals and gaining corporate support, developing and implementing a plan, and monitoring trends and resultsOffers hints, tips, and techniques for everyone from one-person shops to Fortune 500 companiesCompanion Web site includes downloadable tracking spreadsheets, keyword list templates, templates for checking rank and site indexes, and a calendar with daily SEO tasks that you can import into your own calendar systemFully updated and expanded, Search Engine Optimization: An Hour a Day, Third Edition will help you raise your visibility on the Web.
Now revised & updated -- the essential book on turfgrass management!The new edition of Fundamentals of Turfgrass Management introduces the principles of turfgrass management, covering everything from basic turfgrass science to fertilization, mowing, turfgrass diseases, irrigation topdressing, pest management, as well as career paths, and much more.With an emphasis on explaining why certain management practices are handled as they are, this new edition: Incorporates updates throughout with special emphasis on pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, and soil testing Contains expanded coverage of physiology, water quality and seed production, seed certification, and seed buying Offers step-by-step advice on the selection and maintenance of turfgrasses Includes the latest information on cutting-edge fertilization research, mowing techniques, and sports field management practices Features a full-color identification guide that covers the most common grasses and weedsWritten on a level suitable for students, but with a wealth of information useful to experienced turfgrass managers, Fundamentals of Turfgrass Management, Fourth Edition provides a solid yet flexible grounding that readers can apply and adapt on the job to nearly any situation.
Praise for From Therapist to Coach"This book is very practical and helpful to the therapist who wants to make a change and feels a bit overwhelmed with the possibilities. The section on choosing a niche was illuminating and very exciting to me. I found it helpful to have the training options outlined so clearly, and the marketing section was extremely useful as well."--Shelley R. Cohen, LCSW, Beverly Hills, CA"This book has sparked a renewed passion for my work as I have struggled the past couple of years with how to incorporate coaching into my psychotherapy practice. I knew there must be a way to do it but lacked the 'how to.' Based on his years of experience and real insight, David Steele supplies the necessary tools to do so effectively as well as invaluable strategies to help avoid the pitfalls. Without hesitation, I highly recommend this as a book that you will return to time and time again as a handbook for your private practice as a therapist/coach."--Sharon O'Farrell, MIHA, Navan, IrelandA hands-on guide to helping therapists make the transition to a successful coaching practiceWritten for therapists by a therapist, From Therapist to Coach provides a convenient road map for professionals considering expanding or transitioning their practice to coaching.Drawing from his experience in providing relationship coach training to over 5,000 therapists, David Steele takes a practical approach to building a successful coaching business through traditional and creative strategies such as marketing, getting clients, choosing a niche, and much more.Here, therapists will find:A look at the differences between therapy and coachingExamples and insights that therapists can easily (and sometimes humorously) relate toDetails on setting fees; enrolling clients; maximizing private practice income; finding training; and much moreA focus on creative group services and business models suited to the various specialties and niches of personal coachingGuidance on how much to bill for servicesWith insight on the mistakes and pitfalls to avoid along the way, From Therapist to Coach is rich with examples, providing tips and practical steps to help clinicians in private practice move forward in their journey towards professional satisfaction.
A research-based approach to developing more active and involved congregationsIn this practical resource, well-known and respected researcher Scott Thumma and professional co-writer Warren Bird draw upon new and heretofore unpublished research across a broad range of Protestant churches of all sizes and show how to create more active members. Offers solid information of what church leaders need to know about the factors and practices that create church members who are more actively and passionately involved in their congregations.Offers a first of its kind resource for developing engaged congregations Lead author Scott Thumma is a noted researcher and writer on congregational studiesWarren Bird is coauthor of Culture Shift and Viral ChurchesThis book offers advice for moving church members from being spectators to living a life of discipleship and faith.
An in-depth look at cutting-edge research on the body's innate immune systemInnate immunity is the body's first line of protection against potential microbial, viral, and environmental attacks, and the skin and oral mucosa are two of the most powerful barriers that which we rely on to stay well. The definitive book on the subject, Innate Immune System of Skin and Oral Mucosa: Properties and Impact in Pharmaceutics, Cosmetics, and Personal Care Products provides a comprehensive overview of these systems, including coverage of antimicrobial peptides and lipids and microbial challenges and stressors that can influence innate immunity.Designed to help experts and newcomers alike in fields like dermatology, oral pathology, cosmetics, personal care, and pharmaceuticals, the book is filled with suggestions to assist research and development. Looking at the many challenges facing the innate immune system, including the impact of topically applied skin products and medications, Innate Immune System of Skin and Oral Mucosa paves the way for next generation treatment avenues, preventative approaches, and drug development.
The easy way to shed light on OpticsIn general terms, optics is the science of light. More specifically, optics is a branch of physics that describes the behavior and properties of light?including visible, infrared, and ultraviolet?and the interaction of light with matter.Optics For Dummies gives you an approachable introduction to optical science, methods, and applications. You'll get plain-English explanations of the nature of light and optical effects; reflection, refraction, and diffraction; color dispersion; optical devices, industrial, medical, and military applications; as well as laser light fundamentals.Tracks a typical undergraduate optics courseDetailed explanations of concepts and summaries of equationsValuable tips for study from college professorsIf you're taking an optics course for your major in physics or engineering, let Optics For Dummies shed light on the subject and help you succeed!
Write a winning resume and land that job interview!Is your job search stalling out after you submit a resume but before you're offered an interview? With a recession that has caused a 10% unemployment rate affecting 15.3 million Americans, having a winning resume is vital to securing an interview-and it demands a fresh look at how you write your resumes and market yourself.Whether you're entering the job market for the first time, looking for a new job after a lay off, or changing careers, Resumes For Dummies shows you the ropes and rules for a new era in recruiting and jobsearching.Instructions for writing an inclusive core resumeTips on targeting a known position, or tailoring a resume to specific industriesCommon resume-writing mistakes to avoidUpdated with the latest information on privacy issues in the electronic age, Resumes For Dummies is your go-to guide for getting your foot in the door.
Get the most out of your Windows Phone 7 device with this handy Companion by your side! Windows Phone 7 Companion goes where you go-and goes beyond the basics to show you how to take advantage of Office features; work with pictures, video, and music; and tap into Xbox LIVE so you can play real-time games with friends and family. Full-color screenshots work together with a clear and concise writing style to present you with invaluable advice on how to download the most anticipated apps and get your phone to exceed your expectations. You'll find little-known tips, easy-to-navigate shortcuts, and useful tools that will save you time and effort so you can enjoy your Windows Phone to the max. If you're eager to make the most of your Windows Phone, then this book is the ideal companion.Coverage includes:How Do I Set Up and Customize My Windows Phone 7 Device?How Do I Get Around My New Windows Phone?How Can I Make Calls and Send Text Messages?How Do I Connect with My Family and Friends?How Can I Set Up and Sync Services to My New Windows Phone?How Do I Connect My Windows Phone to My Computer?How Can I Enjoy Music and Videos on My Windows Phone?How Can I View, Share, and Capture Pictures on My Windows Phone?How Can I Read and Use Email on My Windows Phone?How Do I Get More Organized Using My Windows Phone?How Do I Use GPS Navigation and Mapping on My Windows Phone?How Do I Surf the Internet from My Windows Phone?How Can I Play Games and Connect with Others Using Xbox LIVE on My Windows Phone?How Do I Use Word Mobile 2010 on My Windows Phone?How Do I Use Excel Mobile 2010 on My Windows Phone?How Do I Use OneNote Mobile 2010 on My Windows Phone?How Do I Use PowerPoint Mobile 2010 on My Windows Phone?How Do I Use SharePoint Mobile 2010 on My Windows Phone?What Other Apps are Loaded and How Do I Get More from the Marketplace?How Do I Manage Settings on My Windows Phone?How Do I Deal with Problems on My Windows Phone?
A major update of solar cell technology and the solar marketplaceSince the first publication of this important volume over a decade ago, dramatic changes have taken place with the solar market growing almost 100-fold and the U.S. moving from first to fourth place in the world market as analyzed in this Second Edition. Three bold new opportunities are identified for any countries wanting to improve market position. The first is combining pin solar cells with 3X concentration to achieve economic competitiveness near term. The second is charging battery-powered cars with solar cell-generated electricity from arrays in surrounding areas-including the car owners' homes-while simultaneously reducing their home electricity bills by over ninety percent. The third is formation of economic "unions" of sufficient combined economic size to be major competitors.In this updated edition, feed-in tariffs are identified as the most effective approach for public policy. Reasons are provided to explain why pin solar cells outperform more traditional pn solar cells. Field test data are reported for nineteen percent pin solar cells and for ~500X concentrating systems with bare cell efficiencies approaching forty percent. Paths to bare cell efficiencies over fifty percent are described, and key missing program elements are identified. Since government support is needed for new technology prototype integration and qualification testing before manufacturing scale up, the key economic measure is identified in this volume as the electricity cost in cents per kilowatt-hour at the complete installed system level, rather than just the up-front solar cell modules' costs in dollars per watt.This Second Edition will benefit technologists in the fields of solar cells and systems; solar cell researchers; power systems designers; academics studying microelectronics, semiconductors, and solar cells; business students and investors with a technical focus; and government and political officials developing public policy.
The complete reference guide to the hot technology of cloud computingIts potential for lowering IT costs makes cloud computing a major force for both IT vendors and users; it is expected to gain momentum rapidly with the launch of Office Web Apps later this year. Because cloud computing involves various technologies, protocols, platforms, and infrastructure elements, this comprehensive reference is just what you need if you?ll be using or implementing cloud computing.Cloud computing offers significant cost savings by eliminating upfront expenses for hardware and software; its growing popularity is expected to skyrocket when Microsoft introduces Office Web AppsThis comprehensive guide helps define what cloud computing is and thoroughly explores the technologies, protocols, platforms and infrastructure that make it so desirableCovers mobile cloud computing, a significant area due to ever-increasing cell phone and smartphone useFocuses on the platforms and technologies essential to cloud computingAnyone involved with planning, implementing, using, or maintaining a cloud computing project will rely on the information in Cloud Computing Bible.
The Facebook guide for people over 50People over 50 are the fastest-growing segment of the Facebook population, and they have some unique interests and concerns. This one-of-a-kind guide addresses issues of specific interest to older generations, helping them create a profile, connect with old friends and relatives, communicate with others, and maintain their safety online. If you're among this group, you'll find these tips and instructions will give you confidence and help you enjoy all that Facebook has to offer.People over 50 are joining Facebook in record numbers; an estimated 6 million such people are Facebook usersThis Facebook guide for people over 50 focuses on topics of particular interest to older generations, such as finding and connecting with relatives, friends from the past, former colleagues, and classmatesHelps you set up your profile, find old and new friends, communicate with others through the site, and protect your privacyFacebook insiders contribute plenty of tips and ideas to make the Facebook experience more fulfillingIf you're over 50 and already on Facebook or thinking of joining, The Facebook Guide For People Over 50 can help you make the most of the experience.
The straight scoop on choosing and implementing an electronic health records (EHR) systemDoctors, nurses, and hospital and clinic administrators are interested in learning the best ways to implement and use an electronic health records system so that they can be shared across different health care settings via a network-connected information system. This helpful, plain-English guide provides need-to-know information on how to choose the right system, assure patients of the security of their records, and implement an EHR in such a way that it causes minimal disruption to the daily demands of a hospital or clinic.Offers a plain-English guide to the many electronic health records (EHR) systems from which to chooseAuthors are a duo of EHR experts who provide clear, easy-to-understand information on how to choose the right EHR system an implement it effectivelyAddresses the benefits of implementing an EHR system so that critical information (such as medication, allergies, medical history, lab results, radiology images, etc.) can be shared across different health care settingsDiscusses ways to talk to patients about the security of their electronic health recordsElectronic Health Records For Dummies walks you through all the necessary steps to successfully choose the right EHR system, keep it current, and use it effectively.
Development of Vaccines: From Discovery to Clinical Testing outlines the critical steps, and analytical tools and techniques, needed to take a vaccine from discovery through a successful clinical trial. Contributions from leading experts in the critical areas of vaccine expression, purification, formulation, pre-clinical testing and regulatory submissions make this book an authoritative collection of issues, challenges and solutions for progressing a biologic drug formulation from its early stage of discovery into its final clinical testing. A section with details and real-life experiences of toxicology testing and regulatory filing for vaccines is also included.
Everything you need to know about building a successful, world-class consulting practiceWhether you are a veteran consultant or new to the industry, an entrepreneur or the principal of a small firm, The Consulting Bible tells you absolutely everything you need to know to create and expand a seven-figure independent or boutique consulting practice. Expert author Alan Weiss, who coaches consultants globally and has written more books on solo consulting than anyone in history, shares his expertise comprehensively.Learn and appreciate the origins and evolution of the consulting professionLaunch your practice or firm and propel it to top performanceImplement your consulting strategies in public and private organizations, large or small, global or domesticSelect from the widest variety of consulting methodologiesAchieve lasting success in your professional career and personal goalsThe author is recognized as "one of the most highly regarded independent consultants in America" by the New York Post and "a worldwide expert in executive education" by Success MagazineWhether you're just starting out or looking for the latest trends in modern practice, The Consulting Bible gives you an unparalleled toolset to build a thriving consultancy.
The guide for reading long-term trends in the foreign currency marketTo thrive in the marketplace traders must anticipate, enter, and stay with trends in the foreign exchange market.In this much-needed guide top forex, expert Greg Michalowski clearly explains the attributes of successful traders, and shows how traders can set themselves up for success by drafting an explicit mission statement and game plan. The book also contains the tools and techniques traders need to read the markets and identify when a market is in a trend. Michalowski shows traders how to enter an emerging trend, how to manage the position, and how to exit the position most effectively.Includes the technical tools needed to invest in the foreign exchange market: moving averages, trendlines, and Fibonacci levelsShows how to identify a trend and stick with the trend through its durationWritten by Greg Michalowski who was cited by SmartMoney magazine as a "go to" source for making money movesWith this book, Michalowski offers an important resource for identifying and riding out long-term trends in the volatile foreign currency.