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Human factors relates to the interaction of humans and technical systems. Human factors engineering analyzes tasks, considering the components in relation to a number of factors focusing particularly on human interactions and the interface between people working within systems. This book will help instructors teach the topic of human factors.
One of the first books to cover transformation products, rather than primary compounds, Transformation Products of Emerging Contaminants in the Environment gathers, specifies, synthesizes, and advances existing knowledge of the most important transformation product (TPs) of the main groups of emerging contaminants with potential concern to human health and the environment. This two-volume set for researchers and professionals covers the sources of TPs of emerging contaminants and their environmental behavior, their occurrence and effects on urban and marine environments, risk assessment and management, and technologies and strategies available for control.
EditorsJohn A. JoskaDepartment of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape TownDan J. SteinDepartment of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape TownIgor GrantDepartment of Psychiatry, University of California, San DiegoMental health and HIV/AIDS are closely interlinked. Mental disorders, including substance-use disorders, are associated with increased risk of HIV infection and affect adherence to and efficacy of antiretroviral treatments. Conversely, HIV infection can increase risk for neuropsychiatric complications including stress, mood, and neurocognitive disorders. This book provides clinicians with a comprehensive evidenced-based and practical approach to the management of patients with HIV infection and co-morbid mental disorders. It provides up-to-date and clear overviews of current clinical issues, as well as the relevant basic science. Information and data from studies of different HIV groups (eg men who have sex with men) make the text relevant to a broad spectrum of clinicians, including those working with low socioeconomic status groups in high income countries and those working in the developing world.The book uses the popular format of the World Psychiatric Association's Evidence and Experience series. Review chapters summarize the evidence on the epidemiology, pathogenesis and clinical aspects of mental disorders in HIV,and interventions (both psychotherapy and psychopharmacology including drug-drug interactions). These are complemented by commentaries addressing particular facets of each topic and providing insight gained from clinical experience. Psychiatrists, psychologists and all mental health staff working with HIV-infected patients will find this book of great benefit.
What's driving the burgeoning global Chinese family businesses?Chinese family businesses are the driving force behind Asia's economic prosperity. As the world becomes more global they have had to adapt to the new environment. This timely book draws on an extensive regional survey to reveal the key players and the strategies that will drive their success going forward. The book discusses and analyzes the business life and achievements of some prominent overseas Chinese family businesses in Asia and reveals their life philosophies, their business journey, and their family role in business. Includes analysis regarding how the senior Chinese generations prepare their children to run the business in the future Reveals that flexibility, ability to adapt to changing business environments, and resilience contribute to the success of many overseas Chinese family businessesOffers illustrative examples of successful family businesses from Malaysia, Indonesia, The Philippines, and ChinaBased in solid research and filled with illustrative examples, The Dragon Network offers an inside look at how family businesses succeed and thrive in Asia.
A comprehensive overview of trading and risk management in the energy markets Energy Trading and Risk Management provides a comprehensive overview of global energy markets from one of the foremost authorities on energy derivatives and quantitative finance. With an approachable writing style, Iris Mack breaks down the three primary applications for energy derivatives markets - Risk Management, Speculation, and Investment Portfolio Diversification - in a way that hedge fund traders, consultants, and energy market participants can apply in their day to day trading activities. Moving from the fundamentals of energy markets through simple and complex derivatives trading, hedging strategies, and industry-specific case studies, Dr. Mack walks readers through energy trading and risk management concepts at an instructive pace, supporting her explanations with real-world examples, illustrations, charts, and precise definitions of important and often-misunderstood terms.From stochastic pricing models for exotic derivatives, to modern portfolio theory (MPT), energy portfolio management (EPM), to case studies dealing specifically with risk management challenges unique to wind and hydro-electric power, the bookguides readers through the complex world of energy trading and risk management to help investors, executives, and energy professionals ensure profitability and optimal risk mitigation in every market climate.Energy Trading and Risk Management is a great resource to help grapple with the very interesting but oftentimes complex issues that arise in energy trading and risk management.
Investing legend Warren Buffett once said that "success in investing doesn't correlate with I.Q. once you're above the level of 125. Once you have ordinary intelligence, what you need is the temperament to control the urges that get other people into trouble in investing."In an attempt to understand exactly what kind of temperament Buffett was talking about, Ronald W. Chan interviewed 12 value-investing legends from around the world, learning how their personal background, culture, and life experiences have shaped their investment mindset and strategy. The Value Investors: Lessons from the World's Top Fund Managers is the result.From 106-year-old Irving Kahn, who worked closely with "father of value investing" Benjamin Graham and remains active today, and 95-year-old Walter Schloss (described by Warren Buffett as the "super-investor from Graham-and-Dodsville"), to the co-founders of Hong Kong-based Value Partners, Cheah Cheng Hye and V-Nee Yeh, and Francisco García Paramés of Spain's Bestinver Asset Management, Chan chose investment luminaries to help him understand the international appeal - and success - of value investing. All of these men became strong advocates of the approach despite considerable age and cultural differences. Chan finds out why.In The Value Investors, readers will also discover how these investors, each of whom has a unique value perspective, have consistently beaten the stock market over the years. Do they share a trait that allows this to happen? Is there a winning temperament that turns the ordinary investor into an extraordinary one? This book answers these questions and more.
The rise of the renminbi and what it means for forex marketsChinese authorities have ambitious plans to "internationalize" the renminbi, transforming it from a tightly controlled domestic legal tender into a global currency for international trade, held by both private and public sector asset managers. The Offshore Renminbi examines this impending currency revolution, outlining why the emergence of China as a major economic power will likely soon be matched by a transformation of the renminbi's role in the global financial system. It explains how new markets for "offshore" renminbi are developing outside mainland China since the country is not yet ready to fully open up its economy to international capital flows, and the regulations that govern them. The potential growth for the renminbi market is vast, thanks to China's role in the global trading community. The early stages of the internationalization effort were small-scale, but momentum has greatly increased over the past 18 months, making this book more relevant than ever. These developments offer new opportunities (and challenges) for corporate treasurers and investors, as China's profound economic success and growing prominence in global trade may transform offshore renminbi into a new global reserve currency and a legitimate competitor to the U.S. dollar.Explores how the "internationalization" of the renminbi is likely to yield a new global currency to rival the U.S. dollarExamines "offshore" renminbi and the host of new financial markets they have created, from a spot FX market to Dim Sum bonds in Hong KongCovers broad themes of interest to general readers and policymakers, as well as more detailed issues of practical and direct importance to corporate treasurers and investorsThe Chinese government has ambitious plans to make the renminbi a global currency. The Offshore Renminbi explains the complexities of this strategy and the dramatic implications for the global FX markets.
Rewire your brain for investing successAs an investment advisor to high net worth individuals, Wai-Yee Chen has spent years watching her clients make investment decisions--some good decisions and some not-so-good decisions. Though confronted by the same market variables, those clients often make very different choices with very different results. Here, Chen argues that it's usually not the data that affects investor decision-making as much as the way investors themselves think. In NeuroInvesting, Chen argues that investors can change the way they think in order to change the way they invest. She presents four elements that affect investor decision-making and reveals how investors can rewire their brains to make better investing decisions for better returns.Uses neuroscience to explain how successful investors think differentWritten by an experienced investment advisor who works at one of Australia's premier retail brokersExplains investing using real-world stories about investors from an advisor's perspectiveWhen it comes to investing, how you think has a huge impact on how you make investing decisions. Based on the real science of how people think, NeuroInvesting offers every investor a chance to change the way they invest by changing the way they think.
A unique new approach to trading based on financial analysis and financial astrology Timing Solutions for Swing Traders: Successful Trading Using Technical Analysis and Financial Astrology is a remarkable new book that introduces a revolutionary approach to non-day trading that combines the four basic dimensions of trend analysis--price patterns, volume, price momentum, and price moving averages--with a little financial astrology. Focusing on the essentials of technical analysis, the book is filled with examples of reliable indicators and formulas that traders can use to help develop their own styles of trading, specially tailored to their individual needs and interests. Filled with real-life market examples to help you understand how to use the matrix of moving averages, how to apply different sets of time frame moving averages to form a trading decision, and how to determine the intermediate state of the market using the Queuing Theory (QMAC)--which dissects the interplay of long-term moving averages and helps anticipate major support and resistance levels--this book is packed with the information you need to maximize your trading potential. A dedicated trading guide for non-day traders Incorporates examples and formulas to bring ideas to life Presents an innovative new approach to trading that draws on the four core dimensions--price patterns, volume, price momentum, and price moving averages--for analyzing trends Innovative and practical, Timing Solutions for Swing Traders is a hands-on guide to applying a remarkable new approach to trading.
A non-biased, grounded, and practical approach to employee engagementFor managers and business leaders who want to enhance performance, this easy-to-use guide to employee management offers real solutions for getting workers engaged and increasing productivity. It explains what employee engagement is, why it matters, what the benefits of it are, what helps and hinders it, how to measure it, how to put theory into action when trying to create it. As an added benefit, it offers plenty of advice on how managers can keep themselves engaged, even during the toughest of times.
* Hemovigilance is a "quality process" which aims to improve quality and increase safety of blood transfusion, by surveying all activities of the blood transfusion chain, from donors to recipients.Hemovigilance programmes have now been in existence for over 15 years, but many countries and centers are still at the development stage. This valuable resource brings together the main elements of such programmes and shows the different types of models available. A general introduction includes Chapters on hemovigilance as a quality tool for transfusion as well as concepts of and models for hemovigilance. The core of the book describes how Hemovigilance systems have been set up and how they work in hospitals, blood establishments, and at a national level. These Chapters are written according to a structured template: products and processes, documentation of jobs, monitoring and assessment, implementation and evaluation of measures for improvement, education and training. Chapters on Hemovigilance at the International level, Achievements and new developments complete the picture.Hemovigilance is above all a practical guide to setting up and improving hemovigilance systems, whilst raising awareness for reporting adverse events and reactions.This is the first international book on hemovigilance, assembling all the vital issues in one definitive reference source - essential reading for all staff involved in the transfusion process.
To reduce transfusion-related morbidity and mortality, it is recommended that an integrated approach to blood management is employed using all available tools to reduce a patient's exposure to donor blood. Meeting the need for a book covering the concepts of blood management as a trend towards multidisciplinary blood management, this new edition is an important resource, providing healthcare professionals with a tool to develop background knowledge in blood management, its organization, methods and tools. Practicing clinicians will be fully prepared to successfully start and run blood management programs.
Edited and written by world experts in the field, this book defines and explains the clinical relevance of an important geriatric syndrome: Sarcopenia. The book covers all recent scientific evidence and treatment options including interventions to improve sarcopenia, nutritional approaches to treat sarcopenia and the future of drug treatments.
Written by many of the world's leading practitioners in the delivery of mental health care, this book clearly presents the results of scientific research about care and treatment for people with mental illness in community settings. The book presents clear accounts of what is known, extensively referenced, with critical appraisals of the strength of the evidence and the robustness of the conclusions that can be drawn. Improving Mental Health Care adds to our knowledge of the challenge and the solutions and stands to make a significant contribution to global mental health.
Of all the complications which arise from diabetes, cardiovascular complications are by far the most prevalent and the most deadly. Authored by some of the world's leading names in this area, this outstanding book provides all those managing diabetic patients with clinical, practical and succinct guidance to the diagnosis and management of cardiovascular complications in diabetes.With a joint endocrinology and cardiology focus, and with the very latest in clinical guidelines from the ADA, EASD, AHA, ASC and ESC, selected highlights include:- The role of new biomarkers of cardiovascular disease in diabetes- The latest on diagnosis of cardiovascular problems via vascular imaging- Hypertension and cardiovascular disease in the diabetic patient- Dyslipidaemia and its management in type 2 diabetes - Management of thrombosis, acute coronary syndrome and peripheral arterial disease in diabetes Key points, case studies and self-assessment questions allow for rapid-reference, quick understanding of all topics, thus ensuring that this is perfect reading for endocrinologists, diabetes specialists and cardiologists of all levels managing patients with diabetes and associated cardiovascular problems.
Colorectal Cancer: Diagnosis and Clinical Management provides colorectal surgeons, gastroenterologists and oncologists with an authoritative, practical guide to best practice in the diagnosis and clinical management of colorectal cancer.Covering all forms of treatment including surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, it examines the various new and emerging therapies, new strategies for screening and prevention, as well as the latest guidance on the most challenging and controversial aspects of managing colorectal cancer.The authors present important information on:Controversies in adjuvant chemotherapyLong versus short course radiotherapyMinimally invasive surgery and roboticsRadical colonic resectionEach chapter contains key points, tips and tricks and clinical case studies to aid rapid browsing and knowledge of the basic principles, while self-assessment questions allow readers to test their clinical knowledge.With leading international surgeons, gastroenterologists and oncologists combining to offer their considerable wealth of expertise and knowledge, Colorectal Cancer is a well-balanced, indispensable resource for all those involved in colorectal cancer management.
A major new introduction to the global history of Christianity, written by one of the world's leading theologians and author of numerous bestselling textbooks. Provides a truly global review by exploring the development of Christianity and related issues in Asia, Latin America and Africa, and not just focusing on Western concernsSpanning more than two millennia and combining elements of theology, history, and culture, it traces the development of all three branches of Christianity - Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox - providing context to Christianity's origins and its links to JudaismLooks beyond denominational history at Christianity's impact on individuals, society, politics, and intellectual thought, as well as on art, architecture, and the natural sciencesCombines McGrath's acute historical sensibility with formidable organizational skill, breaking the material down into accessible, self-contained historical periods Offers an accessible and student-oriented text, assuming little or no advance theological or historical knowledge on the part of the reader
Examining the physical basis of the structure of macromolecules--proteins, nucleic acids, and their complexes--using calorimetric techniquesMany scientists working in biology are unfamiliar with the basics of thermodynamics and its role in determining molecular structures. Yet measuring the heat of structural change a molecule undergoes under various conditions yields information on the energies involved and, thus, on the physical bases of the considered structures. Microcalorimetry of Macromolecules offers protein scientists unique access to this important information.Divided into thirteen chapters, the book introduces readers to the basics of thermodynamics as it applies to calorimetry, the evolution of the calorimetric technique, as well as how calorimetric techniques are used in the thermodynamic studies of macromolecules, detailing instruments for measuring the heat effects of various processes. Also provided is general information on the structure of biological macromolecules, proteins, and nucleic acids, focusing on the key thermodynamic problems relating to their structure. The book covers:The use of supersensitive calorimetric instruments, including micro and nano-calorimeters for measuring the heat of isothermal reactions (Isothermal Titration Nano-Calorimeter), the heat capacities over a broad temperature range (Scanning Nano-Calorimeter), and pressure effects (Pressure Perturbation Nano-Calorimeter)Two of the simplest but key structural elements: the α and polyproline helices and their complexes, the α-helical coiled-coil, and the pyroline coiled-coilsComplicated macromolecular formations, including small globular proteins, multidomain proteins and their complexes, and nucleic acidsNumerous examples of measuring the ground state of protein energetics, as well as changes seen when proteins interactThe book also reveals how intertwined structure and thermodynamics are in terms of a macromolecule's organization, mechanism of formation, the stabilization of its three-dimensional structure, and ultimately, its function. The first book to describe microcalorimetric technique in detail, enough for graduate students and research scientists to successfully plumb the structural mysteries of proteins and the double helix, Microcalorimetry of Macromolecules is an essential introduction to using a microcalorimeter in biological studies.
The book provides an overview of the most advanced quantum informational geometric techniques, which can help quantum communication theorists analyze quantum channels, such as security or additivity properties. Each section addresses an area of major research of quantum information theory and quantum communication networks. The authors present the fundamental theoretical results of quantum information theory, while also presenting the details of advanced quantum ccommunication protocols with clear mathematical and information theoretical background. This book bridges the gap between quantum physics, quantum information theory, and practical engineering.
Psychology is of interest to academics from many fields, as well as to the thousands of academic and clinical psychologists and general public who can't help but be interested in learning more about why humans think and behave as they do. This award-winning twelve-volume reference covers every aspect of the ever-fascinating discipline of psychology and represents the most current knowledge in the field. This ten-year revision now covers discoveries based in neuroscience, clinical psychology's new interest in evidence-based practice and mindfulness, and new findings in social, developmental, and forensic psychology.
Finally, a resource that takes full advantage of modern technology! In a major advance for pediatric cardiology, this text/DVD set covers ultrasound physics; laboratory set-up; a protocol for a standard pediatric echocardiogram; quantitative methods of echocardiographic evaluation, including assessment of diastolic function; in-depth coverage of congenital cardiovascular malformations; acquired pediatric heart disease; and topics of special interest, such as 3D echocardiography, transesophageal echocardiography, and fetal echocardiography.
Computational Colour Science Using MATLAB 2nd Edition offers a practical, problem-based approach to colour physics. The book focuses on the key issues encountered in modern colour engineering, including efficient representation of colour information, Fourier analysis of reflectance spectra and advanced colorimetric computation. Emphasis is placed on the practical applications rather than the techniques themselves, with material structured around key topics. These topics include colour calibration of visual displays, computer recipe prediction and models for colour-appearance prediction.Each topic is carefully introduced at three levels to aid student understanding. First, theoretical ideas and background information are discussed, then explanations of mathematical solutions follow and finally practical solutions are presented using MATLAB. The content includes:A compendium of equations and numerical data required by the modern colour and imaging scientist.Numerous examples of solutions and algorithms for a wide-range of computational problems in colour science.Example scripts using the MATLAB programming language.This 2nd edition contains substantial new and revised material, including three innovative chapters on colour imaging, psychophysical methods, and physiological colour spaces; the MATLAB toolbox has been extended with a professional, optimized, toolbox to go alongside the current teaching toolbox; and a java toolbox has been added which will interest users who are writing web applications and/or applets or mobile phone applications.Computational Colour Science Using MATLAB 2nd Edition is an invaluable resource for students taking courses in colour science, colour chemistry and colour physics as well as technicians and researchers working in the area. In addition, it acts a useful reference for professionals and researchers working in colour dependent industries such as textiles, paints, print & electronic imaging.Review from First Edition:"...highly recommended as a concise introduction to the practicalities of colour science..." (Color Technology, 2004)
Discover the Ideal Investment Strategy for Yourself and Your Clients"To enhance investment results and boost creativity, Jim Ware replaces the maxim know your investments with know yourself. And he gives us specific testing tools to do the job."--Dean LeBaron, Founder, Batterymarch Financial Management, Chairman, Virtualquest.company, and investment author and commentator"Many investment firms fail, even though they are run by intelligent, qualified professionals, because they lack creativity. This book can rescue you. Jim Ware explains how to organize your business to encourage creative thinking. In five years, your customers will be working with an advisor who read this book, so make sure you are the one who did."Ralph Wanger, President, Acorn Investment Trust, CFA and author of A Zebra in Lion Country: Ralph Wanger's Guide to Investment Survival"Jim Ware has a great knack for understanding people and successful investing. This unusual combination of skills creates a rare find: useful insights to improve investment performance through helping people work together better. Jim's wit and humor make this a fun read as well!"--Dee Even, Senior Investment Officer, Allstate Insurance Company, Property & Casualty"The Psychology of Money represents a major step toward development of a portfolio theory that recognizes human dynamics and differences among people. Jim's content is solid, and his presentation is engaging. This book ought to be on every practitioner's bookshelf."--Kenneth O. Doyle, University of Minnesota, Author, The Social Meanings of Money and Property: In Search of a Talisman"Finally, an insightful look at the human side of investing. A step-by-step guide to enhancing management performance to increase returns."--Abbie Smith, PhD, Professor of Accounting.University of Chicago Business School
Covering the latest legal updates and rulings, the second edition of Digital Media Law presents a comprehensive introduction to all the critical issues surrounding media law. Provides a solid foundation in media lawIllustrates how digitization and globalization are constantly shifting the legal landscapeUtilizes current and relevant examples to illustrate key conceptsRevised section on legal research covers how and where to find the lawUpdated with new rulings relating to corporate political speech, student speech, indecency and Net neutrality, restrictions on libel tourism, cases filed against U.S. information providers, WikiLeaks and shield laws, file sharing, privacy issues, sexting, cyber-stalking, and many othersAn accompanying website is regularly updated with new rulings, access to slip opinions and other supplementary material.
Integrates solid-phase organic synthesis with palladium chemistryThe Wiley Series on Solid-Phase Organic Syntheses keeps researchers current with major accomplishments in solid-phase organic synthesis, providing full experimental details. Following the validated, tested, and proven experimental procedures, readers can easily perform a broad range of complex syntheses needed for their own experiments and industrial applications. The series is conveniently organized into themed volumes according to the specific type of synthesis.This second volume in the series focuses on palladium chemistry in solid-phase synthesis, exploring palladium catalysts and reactions, procedures for preparation and utilization, ligands, and linker reactions. The first part of the volume offers a comprehensive overview of the field. Next, the chapters are organized into three parts:Part Two: Palladium-Mediated Solid-Phase Organic SynthesesPart Three: Immobilized Catalysts and LigandsPart Four: Palladium-Mediated Multifunctional CleavageEach chapter is written by one or more leading international experts in palladium chemistry. Their contributions reflect a thorough examination and review of the current literature as well as their own first-hand laboratory experience. References at the end of each chapter serve as a gateway to the field's literature.The introduction of palladium-mediated, cross-coupling reactions more than thirty years ago revolutionized the science of carbon-carbon bond formation. It has now become a cornerstone of today's synthetic organic chemistry laboratory. With this volume, researchers in organic and medicinal chemistry have access to a single resource that explains the fundamentals of palladium chemistry in solid-phase synthesis and sets forth clear, step-by-step instructions for conducting their own syntheses.
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