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Self-Adaptive Systems for Machine Intelligence

by Haibo He

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.

Creating Your Perfect Family Size

by Alan Singer

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.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

by Jennifer Grappone Gradiva Couzin

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.

Fundamentals of Turfgrass Management

by Nick Christians

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.

From Therapist to Coach

by David Steele

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.

The Other 80 Percent

by Warren Bird Scott Thumma

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.

Innate Immune System of Skin and Oral Mucosa

by Nava Dayan Philip W. Wertz

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.

Optics For Dummies

by Galen C. Duree Jr.

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!

Resumes For Dummies

by Kennedy

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.

Windows Phone 7 Companion

by Matthew Miller

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?

Solar Cells and Their Applications

by Lewis M. Fraas Larry D. Partain

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.

Cloud Computing Bible

by Barrie Sosinsky

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 50

by Paul Mcfedries

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.

Electronic Health Records For Dummies

by Anita Samarth Trenor Williams

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

by Manmohan Singh Indresh K. Srivastava

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.

The Consulting Bible

by Alan Weiss

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.

Attacking Currency Trends

by Greg Michalowski

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.

Quantitative Methods

by Paolo Brandimarte

An accessible introduction to the essential quantitative methods for making valuable business decisionsQuantitative methods-research techniques used to analyze quantitative data-enable professionals to organize and understand numbers and, in turn, to make good decisions. Quantitative Methods: An Introduction for Business Management presents the application of quantitative mathematical modeling to decision making in a business management context and emphasizes not only the role of data in drawing conclusions, but also the pitfalls of undiscerning reliance of software packages that implement standard statistical procedures. With hands-on applications and explanations that are accessible to readers at various levels, the book successfully outlines the necessary tools to make smart and successful business decisions.Progressing from beginner to more advanced material at an easy-to-follow pace, the author utilizes motivating examples throughout to aid readers interested in decision making and also provides critical remarks, intuitive traps, and counterexamples when appropriate.The book begins with a discussion of motivations and foundations related to the topic, with introductory presentations of concepts from calculus to linear algebra. Next, the core ideas of quantitative methods are presented in chapters that explore introductory topics in probability, descriptive and inferential statistics, linear regression, and a discussion of time series that includes both classical topics and more challenging models. The author also discusses linear programming models and decision making under risk as well as less standard topics in the field such as game theory and Bayesian statistics. Finally, the book concludes with a focus on selected tools from multivariate statistics, including advanced regression models and data reduction methods such as principal component analysis, factor analysis, and cluster analysis.The book promotes the importance of an analytical approach, particularly when dealing with a complex system where multiple individuals are involved and have conflicting incentives. A related website features Microsoft Excel® workbooks and MATLAB® scripts to illustrate concepts as well as additional exercises with solutions.Quantitative Methods is an excellent book for courses on the topic at the graduate level. The book also serves as an authoritative reference and self-study guide for financial and business professionals, as well as readers looking to reinforce their analytical skills.

An Elementary Introduction to Statistical Learning Theory

by Gilbert Harman Sanjeev Kulkarni

A thought-provoking look at statistical learning theory and its role in understanding human learning and inductive reasoningA joint endeavor from leading researchers in the fields of philosophy and electrical engineering, An Elementary Introduction to Statistical Learning Theory is a comprehensive and accessible primer on the rapidly evolving fields of statistical pattern recognition and statistical learning theory. Explaining these areas at a level and in a way that is not often found in other books on the topic, the authors present the basic theory behind contemporary machine learning and uniquely utilize its foundations as a framework for philosophical thinking about inductive inference.Promoting the fundamental goal of statistical learning, knowing what is achievable and what is not, this book demonstrates the value of a systematic methodology when used along with the needed techniques for evaluating the performance of a learning system. First, an introduction to machine learning is presented that includes brief discussions of applications such as image recognition, speech recognition, medical diagnostics, and statistical arbitrage. To enhance accessibility, two chapters on relevant aspects of probability theory are provided. Subsequent chapters feature coverage of topics such as the pattern recognition problem, optimal Bayes decision rule, the nearest neighbor rule, kernel rules, neural networks, support vector machines, and boosting.Appendices throughout the book explore the relationship between the discussed material and related topics from mathematics, philosophy, psychology, and statistics, drawing insightful connections between problems in these areas and statistical learning theory. All chapters conclude with a summary section, a set of practice questions, and a reference sections that supplies historical notes and additional resources for further study.An Elementary Introduction to Statistical Learning Theory is an excellent book for courses on statistical learning theory, pattern recognition, and machine learning at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels. It also serves as an introductory reference for researchers and practitioners in the fields of engineering, computer science, philosophy, and cognitive science that would like to further their knowledge of the topic.

Corporate Value of Enterprise Risk Management

by Sim Segal

The ultimate guide to maximizing shareholder value through ERMThe first book to introduce an emerging approach synthesizing ERM and value-based management, Corporate Value of Enterprise Risk Management clarifies ERM as a strategic business management approach that enhances strategic planning and other decision-making processes.A hot topic in the wake of a series of corporate scandals as well as the financial crisisLooks at ERM as a way to deliver on the promise of balancing risk and returnA practical guide for corporate Chief Risk Officers (CROs) and other business professionals seeking to successfully implement ERMERM is here to stay. Sharing his unique insights and experiences as a recognized global thought leader in this field, author Sim Segal offers world-class guidance on how your business can successfully implement ERM to protect and increase shareholder value.

The Chief HR Officer

by Libby Sartain Patrick M. Wright Paul Mckinnon John Boudreau David Pace Richard Antoine

Praise for the chief HR Officer"The strategic portfolio of issues addressed and the sage wisdom and perspectives shared make this book a powerful transformation tool." -Jodee Kozlak, executive vice president, Human Resources, Target Corporation"An up-to-the-minute guide as to what is happening to the field of human resources through the eyes of those in charge of it." -Peter Cappelli, George W. Taylor Professor of Management and director, Center for Human Resources, Wharton School"This is a definitive guide for human resources leaders who are at the frontlines of competitiveness for their organizations." -David A. Rodriguez, executive vice president and chief human resources officer, Marriott International "This book is a must-read for all HR professionals to understand the evolution of how far we've come as a function and how much more we have to contribute to the success of the enterprise." -William J. Conaty, former senior vice president, Human Resources, General Electric Corporation"This book is a treasure-trove of insights that will elevate the practice of human resource management to a whole new level in the twenty-first century." -Lee D. Dyer, professor and chair, Department of Human Resource Studies, Cornell University"As a CEO who understands how important managing human capital is to delivering business results, The Chief HR Officer is an invaluable resource." -Russ Fradin, CEO, Hewitt Associations"This is a must-read for state-of-the-art in human resource management." -Scott A. Snell, E. Thayer Bigelow Professor of Business Administration, Darden Graduate School of Business, University of Virginia"This accessible, practical guide for HR professionals clearly describes the critical values, behaviors and skills needed to fulfill the multiple roles of an HR leader- trusted business partner, talent architect and expert functional leader."-Sally Bott, group human resource director, BP

In Too Deep

by Alison Fitzgerald Stanley Reed

The truth behind the greatest environmental disaster in U.S. historyIn 2005, fifteen workers were killed when BP's Texas City Refinery exploded. In 2006, corroded pipes owned by BP led to an oil spill in Alaska. Now, in 2010, eleven men drilling for BP were killed in the blowout of the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico.What's next? In In Too Deep: BP and the Drilling Race That Took it Down, Stanley Reed?a journalist who has covered BP for over a decade?and investigative reporter Alison Fitzgerald answer not only that question, but also examine why these disasters happen to BP so much more than other large oil companies.Places the blame on a corporate culture created by former BP CEO John Browne who was forced to resign in 2007 after he lied in court documents in a case involving his gay loverDetails a BP built on risk-taking and cost-cuttingExamines the past, present, and future of BPIn August 2010, BP successfully "killed" the company's damaged deepwater well. But, the environmental fallout and public relations campaign to rebuild the brand are just beginning. In Too Deep details why BP, why now, and what's next for this oil giant.

Drug Discrimination

by Richard Young Richard A. Glennon

Drug discrimination: a practical guide to its contributions to the invention of new chemical entities and evaluations of new or known pharmacological agentsDrug discrimination can be described as a "drug detection" procedure that uses a pharmacologically active agent as the subjective stimulus. Although the procedure does require some effort to implement, it can be an extremely important tool for understanding drug action. Whereas medicinal chemists should come to learn the types of information that drug discrimination studies can offer, pharmacologists and psychologists might come to realize how medicinal chemists can apply the types of information that the paradigm routinely provides. Drug Discrimination: Applications to Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Studies provides in-depth analyses of the nature and use of drugs as discriminative stimuli and bridges some of the numerous gaps between medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, and psychology.Stressing the practical aspects of drug discrimination, including types of procedures, study design, data, and interpretation, the book details the advantages and limitations of drug discrimination studies versus other pharmacologic evaluations. Practical information from leading researchers in the field addresses specific topics and techniques that are of interest in drug discovery, evaluation, and development.A groundbreaking new guide to the applications of drug discrimination studies for medicinal chemistry and neuroscience, Drug Discrimination is essential for any scientist, researcher, or student whose interests involve the design, development, and/or action of drugs acting at the level of the central nervous system.

The Leading-Edge Manager's Guide to Success

by David Parmenter

Practical, commonsense advice on becoming an effective leaderExamining the baggage that most managers have and then helping them to understand the personal traits that can limit their potential, this book guides you through the pathway of self development, then takes you through management and leadership better practices, providing many implementation tools.All you need to know when getting prepared for a 'management role'How to develop 'conquest leadership' attributesTraits to make you a 'winning' CEOLatest thinking on KPIs, quarterly rolling planning, decision based reporting and performance related payHow to create Winning Management and Leadershp HabitsExamines how to become More Financially AwareThis book is a very practical guide with templates, 'how to do it tools', stories about gifted leaders, checklists and examples and is devoid of all intellectual arguments on management. With directional guidance on what managers need to know in order to be able to manage and lead others, The Leading-Edge Manager's Guide to Success helps managers and 'managers to be' as they climb the 'management mountain.'

Everyday Teacher Leadership

by Michelle Collay

The essential guidelines for leading effective change in your schoolFrom an education expert comes a much-needed resource that gives teacher leaders the strategies and tools they need to improve their practice and assume new leadership roles in their schools. The author outlines the everyday acts of teacher leadership and shows how to lead effectively through collaboration. The book also contains suggestions for leading change beyond the classroom. Discusses what works when taking on the role of teacher leader in a schoolContains proven strategies and tools for implementing school changeIncludes activities in each chapter that are teacher-tested and can be used by individuals, teams, or larger groupsThis important resource offers school leaders a much-needed guide for learning how to lead and implement school change.

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