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Sexy Little Liar

by Noire

Urban erotica has never been hotter! --Nikki TurnerShe seduced Texas's richest oil family out of a fortune. But now petty thief and ex-stripper Mink LaRue has a rival for the ultimate temptation. . . It didn't take long for Mink to blow all the money she conned pretending to be missing oil heiress Sable Dominion. And now that a sweet chunk of the huge Dominion family trust fund is up for grabs, nothing can stop her from going for even more. Trouble is, her drug-dealing ex-boyfriend and the Dominion's irresistible eldest son, Barron, as well as his scheming fiancée, want to take Mink down in as many ways as possible. But her most dangerous opposition is the new pretender who's come to town. . . and she looks--and lies--exactly like Mink! Now, if the sexy little liar is going to come out on top, she'll have to make friends out of enemies and click up with a few very powerful haters. And knowing the insatiable Mink, she'll gamble everything to keep her conniving house of cards from tumbling all the way down. . . This is top-of-the-line street lit. --Library Journal on Natural Born Liar (starred review)

Texas True

by Janet Dailey

Big, bold, and sexy, Texas True is Janet Dailey at her best! --Kat MartinHe's the one who got away. The cowboy who claimed her heart before taking off on a tour of duty, planning never to return. But Beau Tyler is back, and Natalie Haskell feels defenseless against the powerful pull of the brawny soldier. Especially when she finds herself suddenly widowed and needing the shelter of his strong arms. She's the hometown sweetheart. The girl Beau left behind but never forgot, despite his battle-scarred soul. Now Natalie is the real reason he's staying on at the ranch, despite rumors that he was somehow involved in her late husband's death. Because something in Beau has stirred to life again--something he believed his painful past had destroyed. And not even wild horses can keep him from the woman he still loves . . . .

Any Man I Want

by Michele Grant

Grant entices, captivates, and mesmerizes. --RT Book Reviews Grant delivers funny yet believable stories embellished with a gusto that readers who enjoy Carl Weber and Mary Monroe will relish. -Publishers Weekly As the beautiful baby girl of the protective Montgomery clan, Katrina has led a charmed life. A modeling career sky-rocketed her to fame and fortune. Facing thirty, she's ready for a challenge and goes into the fashion design business with her sister-in-law. If only her personal life ran as smoothly. The only man Katrina's really drawn to is the one she can't control: former pro footballer, notorious player, and family friend, Carter Evan Parks. Carter has retired from sports--and womanizing--to build a successful real estate career. Now he wants to get serious in his love life--with Katrina. Trouble is, dating his best friend's pampered sister could go wrong in so many ways. Yet when Katrina makes a dangerous decision and an old family nemesis stirs up trouble, Carter finds himself coming to her rescue, and soon the two are embarking on a romance--under the watchful eyes of the Montgomerys. But what happens when a girl who can have any man chooses one who won't be toyed with?

Put Your Diamonds Up!

by Simone Ni-Ni Abrams Amir

Explosive rumors and a mega-media frenzy almost ended the Pampered Princesses' reign as Hollywood High royalty. Now only one diva can win the ultimate fame of thrones. . . London Phillips is keeping her billionaire boyfriend close--and her secrets closer--by pretending to play her mother's game. But the rules dramatically change when her ex-boo, Justice Banks, ends up in the arms of her best friend . . . One lie too many cost spoiled Rich Montgomery her one true love. No problem--finding a new man is what she does best. But a certain bad boy's drama is more dangerous than she ever imagined . . . Fresh out of rehab, teen star Heather Cummings has Hollywood High's newest hottie dead in her party-girl sights. And unexpected news could fulfill all her dreams--or shatter them for good. . . Spencer Ellington wants revenge. And making alliances with her ex-frenemy and her biggest enemy is a small price to pay to expose everyone's dirty little deceptions--and conquer Hollywood High's powerful in-crowd once and for all. . . The girls and the secondary characters of Hollywood High are never shy of drama. --APOOO Book Club

Murder in Retribution

by Anne Cleeland

In Anne Cleeland's engaging and original new mystery series, two of Scotland Yard's most gifted detectives navigate the darkest corners of London to solve a murder that will blur every line between right and wrong. . . Despite their investigative prowess, Chief Inspector Michael Sinclair, Lord Acton, and rookie detective Kathleen Doyle stir more than a few feathers at CID Headquarters when their relationship comes to light. But office politics quickly become trivial when a rash of underworld murders shatters London's normally austere façade. With a growing list of successfully solved cases to her name, the ever-dauntless Doyle shakes off the gossip and sets out to investigate the escalating turf war. As the body count climbs, Doyle uncovers a seedy world where fractious members of the Russian mafia and an Irish terrorist group are fighting for control of a lucrative underground business. But their crooked deals and volleying acts of revenge are almost too much for Scotland Yard to keep up with, and when Doyle notices that Acton seems unusually troubled by the crimes, she begins to wonder what sparked the conflict in the first place. Perhaps there's nothing more to the murders than under-the-table business dealings gone awry. Or perhaps a single act of vigilante justice fanned the flames that ignited a vicious turf war. As Doyle and Acton fight not to become the next victims, they'll find that the truth may be best left unspoken, and retribution may be best left to fate. . . [T]his entertaining pair will linger in readers' imaginations, making them want more. --BooklistPraise for Murder in Thrall Thrilling. . . will keep you guessing until the very last page! --Victoria Thompson, national bestselling author of Murder in Chelsea It's been a long time since I encountered two characters this charming and engaging. I look forward to more of their adventures. --David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author of Murder as a Fine Art The test of a good book is always how much one thinks about the characters when the book is done, and I am still wondering what would happen next. --Suspense Magazine Cleeland has a smooth way of dialogue and many of her characters' conversations play like subtle games of reason and wit. --Daily Pilot

Troublemaker

by Trice Hickman

Trice Hickman is an amazing writer and storyteller! --Kimberla Lawson RobyEvery joy has its challenges. . . After twenty years, childhood best friends Alexandria Thornton and PJ Brightwood have reunited--and fallen in love. Alex's artistic nature as a spoken word artist, and PJ's success as a talented surgeon promise a bright future. But their happiness brings unexpected complications for those they care about most. . . A devoted wife, loving mother, and successful businesswoman, Victoria Thornton is a pillar of her suburban Atlanta community. But when her daughter, Alexandria, becomes engaged to the son of Victoria's former lover, her past mistake threatens her orderly life. As the impending marriage reunites both families, it reignites old feelings that test all of their relationships--and all of their boundaries. . . Praise for the Unexpected Love series Looking for Trouble is a fantastic saga about family, friendship, love, status and destiny. --RT Book Reviews A humorous and entertaining novel. --Urban Reviews on Keeping Secrets & Telling Lies Hickman hits all the high notes in this charming modern romance where love and loyalty trump race. -Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Unexpected Interruptions

Meet Me in Barcelona

by Mary Carter

A surprise trip to Barcelona with her boyfriend, Jake, seems like the perfect antidote to Grace Sawyer's current woes. The city is dazzling and unpredictable, but the biggest surprise for Grace is discovering who arranged and paid for the vacation. Carrie Ann wasn't just Grace's foster sister. Clever, pretty, and mercurial, she was her best friend--until everything went terribly wrong. Now, as she flees an abusive marriage, Carrie Ann has turned to the one person she hopes will come through for her. Despite her initial misgivings, Grace wants to help. But then Carrie Ann and Jake both go missing. Stunned and confused, Grace begins to realize how much of herself she's kept from Jake--and how much of Carrie Ann she never understood. Soon Grace is baited into following a trail of scant clues across Spain, determined to find the truth, even if she must revisit her troubled past to do it. . . Mary Carter's intriguing novel delves into the complexities of childhood bonds, the corrosive weight of guilt and blame, and all the ways we try--and often fail--to truly know the ones we love. Praise for Mary Carter A touching novel. --Publishers Weekly on The Things I Do For You This is guaranteed to become one of the books on your shelf that you'll want to read again. --The Free Lance-Star on The Pub Across the Pond

The Seventh Mother

by Sherri Wood Emmons

A young girl searches for a mother's love amid unfolding secrets, in this riveting and emotionally complex novel from acclaimed author Sherri Wood Emmons. The summer that her father falls in love with Emma, Jenny Bohner is just turning eleven. Jenny was three when her mother died, and since then Brannon Bohner has traveled with his daughter from one seasonal job to another, picking up girlfriends along the way. Cara, Ami, Trish--all were sweet and kind, but none ever stayed for long. Somehow Emma is different, traveling with them from Idaho to Kentucky, filling Jenny with hopes of a real family at last. Emma's warmth and optimism are contagious, defusing Brannon's flashes of temper and making their first weeks together everything Jenny has dreamed of. Yet something still troubles her, surfacing through years of memories--tempting her from within boxes Jenny has been told never to touch, filled with hidden mementoes from long ago. And somewhere among them Jenny will find answers that compel her to choose--between the home she longs for, the love she craves, and the hard truth she can no longer ignore. . . Praise for the novels of Sherri Wood Emmons The Weight of Small ThingsEmmons writes beautifully about women, friendship and choices, and engagingly chronicles the long friendship that becomes a mutual lifeline. --The Sunday Star LedgerThe Sometimes DaughterEmmons has a keen grasp of the difficulties of mother-daughter dynamics. . . an intimate story. --Publishers Weekly Teens who appreciated Lauren Myracle's Bliss or autobiographies by Augusten Burroughs and Jeannette Walls of dysfunctional family survivors should also enjoy this novel. -School Library JournalPrayers and LiesA rich story of the triumph of love and decency. -Sandra Dallas, author of Prayers for Sale A strong debut. . . Emmons has a rich voice that pairs well with the earthy setting. . . and the characters are wonderfully drawn. -Publishers Weekly Surely Sherri Wood Emmons is the freshest new voice I've read in a long while. Read Prayers and Lies, and hold on tight! You are in for an unforgettable literary ride! --Ann Hood, author of The Red Thread

Responsible Innovation

by John Bessant Maggy Heintz Richard Owen

Science and innovation have the power to transform our lives and the world we live in - for better or worse - in ways that often transcend borders and generations: from the innovation of complex financial products that played such an important role in the recent financial crisis to current proposals to intentionally engineer our Earth's climate. The promise of science and innovation brings with it ethical dilemmas and impacts which are often uncertain and unpredictable: it is often only once these have emerged that we feel able to control them. How do we undertake science and innovation responsibly under such conditions, towards not only socially acceptable, but socially desirable goals and in a way that is democratic, equitable and sustainable? Responsible innovation challenges us all to think about our responsibilities for the future, as scientists, innovators and citizens, and to act upon these.This book begins with a description of the current landscape of innovation and in subsequent chapters offers perspectives on the emerging concept of responsible innovation and its historical foundations, including key elements of a responsible innovation approach and examples of practical implementation. Written in a constructive and accessible way, Responsible Innovation includes chapters on:Innovation and its management in the 21st centuryA vision and framework for responsible innovationConcepts of future-oriented responsibility as an underpinning philosophyValues - sensitive designKey themes of anticipation, reflection, deliberation and responsivenessMulti - level governance and regulationPerspectives on responsible innovation in finance, ICT, geoengineering and nanotechnologyEssentially multidisciplinary in nature, this landmark text combines research from the fields of science and technology studies, philosophy, innovation governance, business studies and beyond to address the question, "How do we ensure the responsible emergence of science and innovation in society?"

The Ten-Minute Inservice

by Annette Breaux Todd Whitaker

Quick, easy, specific steps that make a difference in teaching and learningBusy school leaders need an easy-to-apply resource to increase teacher effectiveness quickly and efficiently. This book shows principals and staff developers how to improve teaching school-wide through high-impact inservices lasting only ten minutes--incorporated easily into weekly staff meetings. Written by popular education consultants Todd Whitaker and Annette Breaux, this important book offers 40 teacher-tested, mini-workshops that can improve teaching in every classroom. The book covers a range of topics, from behavior challenges and parent engagement to motivating students and making lessons meaningful.Offers school leaders a proven plan to help every teacher improve on a weekly basis by conducting simple 10-minute inservice workshopsOffers staff developers, new teacher induction coordinators, mentors, and Professional Learning Communities ideas for effective training sessionsEach of the 40 mini-training sessions offered include tips on how to introduce the topic, sample scripts to follow, and implementation activities to ensure lasting learning Whitaker and Breaux are bestselling education authors with a proven track record improving teacher effectivenessThis handy resource contains a simple and effective method for improving teacher effectiveness school wide.

Overcoming Binge Eating For Dummies

by Marjorie Nolan Cohn Jennie Kramer

Control binge eating and get on the path to recoveryOvercoming Binge Eating for Dummies provides trusted information, resources, tools, and activities to help you and your loved ones understand your binge eating -- and gain control over it. Written with compassion and authority, it uses stories and examples from the authors' work with clients they've helped to overcome this complicated disorder. In Overcoming Binge Eating For Dummies, you'll find information and insight on identifying the symptoms of binge eating disorder, overcoming eating as an addiction, ways to overcome the urge to binge, how to institute a healthy eating pattern, ways to deal with anxiety and emotional eating, and much more. Provides professional resources for seeking additional help for binge eatingIncludes advice on talking with loved ones about binge eatingOffers tips and guidance to establish a safe and healthy recovery planOvercoming Binge Eating For Dummies is for those currently suffering or recovering from BED, as well as families and friends looking for a comprehensive and expert resource to this widespread but largely misunderstood disorder.

Time Management For Dummies

by Dirk Zeller

Use your time effectively and get greater results!Everyone is endowed with the same amount of time each day: 86,400 seconds - and your ability to manage that time toward goals and objectives can tip the balance of success in your favor. No matter what career and job role you're in, this practical guide delivers solutions for working better and faster, getting rid of time-wasting distractions, and ultimately reducing stress.Open the book and find:Ways to prioritize your daily effortsStrategies for using time-blocking to achieve goalsTools to help organize your physical and electronic workspaceTips for handling interruptions and ending procrastination

Taming the Money Sharks

by Philip Shu-Ying Cheng

Easy-to-follow guidelines from a pro for simplifying your investments, protecting yourself from the investment sharks and achieving financial freedom Drawing on his years as an investor for leading banks in the U.S. and Asia, Philip Cheng delivers down-to-earth strategies guaranteed to make you "shark-proof" while you optimize investment returns. Statistics show that only 20% of small investors ever come close to achieving their investment goals. The other 80% get eaten alive by "investment sharks"--investment advisors, fund managers and other hucksters out to line their pockets with your hard-earned cash. Motivated by a sense of fair play, Cheng resolved to write an investor's survival guide in which he'd share everything he's learned in his years as a successful professional investor. The result is Taming the Money Sharks. The easy-to-follow guidelines you'll find in this book will help you navigate the shark-infested waters of the investment world, all the way to the financial freedom you dream of and deserve.A must-have survival guide for novice investors, and a source of fresh thinking and innovative strategies for experienced investorsFeatures many illustrations, summaries, charts, real-world examples along with other powerful tools to help you avoid common mistakes and win at the investment gameLays out 8 proven strategies for investing systematically and surviving and thriving in the shark-infested waters of the stock market

Rebuilding Trust in Banks

by John Zinkin

An outline of the core principles and strategies required to restore the credibility of the global finance industrySince 2008, the global financial industry has lurched from crisis to crisis, calamity to calamity, resulting in an epic loss of public trust in banking and financial institutions. Rebuilding Trust in Banks argues that this series of disasters have usually been the result failures of leadership and governance, combined with unenforced systems of checks and balances. Often, leaders lose their way, believing their own hype and buying into their own propaganda. The more successful these leaders are initially the greater their self-confidence grows along with the certainty that they're right. The result is a dangerous hubris with no countervailing power to stop or change reckless, unethical, or self-interested strategies. This book offers a solution, with useful benchmarks for corporate governance and a global perspective.Features effective best practices for ensuring good corporate governance and responsible leadership in banking and financeWritten by a renowned expert in corporate governance with more than 40 years of experience, particularly in AsiaIntended for corporate leaders and board members in financial companies, as well as regulators, advisors, and studentsIf banks and other financial institutions truly want to rebuild the trust they once enjoyed, this practical and prescriptive guide offers effective best practices that can--and should--be widely implemented throughout the industry.

Bubble Value at Risk

by Max C. Wong

Introduces a powerful new approach to financial risk modeling with proven strategies for its real-world applicationsThe 2008 credit crisis did much to debunk the much touted powers of Value at Risk (VaR) as a risk metric. Unlike most authors on VaR who focus on what it can do, in this book the author looks at what it cannot. In clear, accessible prose, finance practitioners, Max Wong, describes the VaR measure and what it was meant to do, then explores its various failures in the real world of crisis risk management. More importantly, he lays out a revolutionary new method of measuring risks, Bubble Value at Risk, that is countercyclical and offers a well-tested buffer against market crashes.Describes Bubble VaR, a more macro-prudential risk measure proven to avoid the limitations of VaR and by providing a more accurate risk exposure estimation over market cyclesMakes a strong case that analysts and risk managers need to unlearn our existing "science" of risk measurement and discover more robust approaches to calculating risk capitalIllustrates every key concept or formula with an abundance of practical, numerical examples, most of them provided in interactive Excel spreadsheetsFeatures numerous real-world applications, throughout, based on the author's firsthand experience as a veteran financial risk analyst

The End of Ethics and A Way Back

by Theodore Roosevelt Malloch Jordan D. Mamorsky

Bestselling author and professor Ted Malloch calls for real financial reform to restore confidence and fairness to a broken systemFrom Ponzi schemes to the credit crisis to the real estate bubble, the financial industry seems to have lost its way on the road to riches. As private greed continues to undermine the public good, one might wonder what ever happened to business ethics. And how can we reform the global financial system to benefit everyone, rather than just the very lucky few? In The End of Ethics and the Way Back, the bestselling author of Doing Virtuous Business teams up with attorney and Yale University Postdoctoral Fellow, Jordan Mamorsky to examine the most recent failures of business virtue, prudence, and governance--from Bernie Madoff to Jon Corzine and MF Global--before offering a set of structural and holistic solutions for our current ethical crisis in global finance.Features compelling case studies that reveal the saturation of economic vice in global financeSuggests structural reforms to the global financial system that would increase confidence among consumers and encourage ethical behavior among finance professionalsWritten by Ted Malloch, author of the bestseller Doing Virtuous Business with attorney Jordan MamorskyIdeal for financial regulators, business students and academics, and professionals in the finance industry

Office 2010 All-in-One For Dummies

by Peter Weverka

The leading book on Microsoft Office, now fully updated for Office 2010 Microsoft Office, the world's leading productivity suite, has been updated with new tools. Veteran Office users as well as newcomers will need the comprehensive information in this bestselling All-in-One guide. With a self-contained minibook devoted to each Office application plus minibooks on how Office works together and how you can expand its usefulness, Office 2010 All-in-One For Dummies gets you up to speed and answers the questions you'll have down the road. Microsoft Office is the office productivity suite used around the globe; nearly every business worker encounters it daily The 2010 revision will affect all applications in the suite Eight minibooks cover Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, Publisher, common Office tools, and ways to expand Office productivity Also covers the new online versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as changes to the interface and new tools and techniques Office 2010 All-in-One For Dummies makes it easy to learn to use Office and gets you up and running on all the changes and enhancements in Office 2010.

Excel 2013 All-in-One For Dummies

by Greg Harvey

The comprehensive reference, now completely up-to-date for Excel 2013!As the standard for spreadsheet applications, Excel is used worldwide - but it's not always user-friendly. However, in the hands of veteran bestselling author Greg Harvey, Excel gets a whole lot easier to understand! This handy all-in-one guide covers all the essentials, the new features, how to analyze data with Excel, and much more. The featured minibooks address Excel basics, worksheet design, formulas and functions, worksheet collaboration and review, charts and graphics, data management, data analysis, and Excel and VBA. Covers the changes in the newest version as well as familiar tasks, such as creating and editing worksheets, setting up formulas, and performing statistical functions Walks you through the new analysis tools that help make it easier to visualize data with the click of a mouseDetails new ways to explore your data more intuitively and then analyze and display your results with a single clickWhether you're an Excel newbie or a veteran user to wants to get familiar with the latest version, Excel 2013 All-in-One For Dummies has everything you need to know.

Microsoft Office Home and Student Edition 2013 All-in-One For Dummies

by Peter Weverka

The go-to reference for the new Office Home & Student 2013The Home & Student version of Microsoft Office targets the home and education markets, covering the four applications most used outside the workplace: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. The minibooks in this essential All-in-One guide include real-world examples and projects that cover the new features and capabilities of Office 2013. Straightforward advice and beneficial projects help you to learn the basics of creating a resume in Word, establishing a home budget in Excel, developing a dynamic school presentation with PowerPoint, and taking notes in OneNote. Targets home and school users of Office 2013, who primarily use Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote Walks you through how to use Office 2013 for everyday projects, such as creating a cover letter in Word or reusable templates in Excel Demonstrates how to jazz up a school presentation with PowerPoint Provides you with straightforward instructions for taking notes in OneNote Shares common Office 2010 tools and details the basics of the Office ribbon Office Home & Student 2013 All-in-One For Dummies is an easy-to-understand guide to the essentials of Office 2013!

Investing Online For Dummies

by Matt Krantz

Expert online investing advice that you can take to the bank!Want to take firm control of your investments and reach your financial goals, but baffled by the dizzying array of online tools? Start with this bestselling guide. Investing Online For Dummies, 8th Edition will help you build your portfolio with the latest financial management information, tools, and resources available. This top-notch, incredibly popular guide will help you pick stocks, find an online broker, construct a profitable portfolio, research investment data online, parse risk, analyze stocks and financial statements, and so much more.Addresses critical issues for beginning investors to understand, from setting expectations to determining how much to invest, assessing your comfort level for risk, and finding a broker you trustGuides online investors on how to invest wisely, grow their portfolios, and weigh all their options before making key decisionsHighlights a variety of websites, online calculators, databases, and online communities that will help you make beneficial decisionsExplores using online tools to calculate returns and risk, how to select mutual funds with online databases, buying bonds online, and moreInvesting Online For Dummies, 8th Edition is one investment that is sure to yield a profit...and fast!

iOS 6 Application Development For Dummies

by Neal Goldstein Dave Wilson

Create incredible apps for the iPhone and iPad using the latest features of iOS 6You could be the one who creates the next super app - one that is universal, works for both the iPhone and iPad, and is a top seller. It's a great goal, and the road starts here, with this energizing guide. Whether you're a budding programming hobbyist or a serious developer looking to hit it big, the information in this book is what you need. Learn how to join Apple's developer program, understand key differences between iPad and iPhone apps, download the latest SDK, create great user experiences, and build your very own app from the ground up. You'll gain the valuable hands-on experience you need to take your development skills to the next level by walking through the development process step-by-step and creating two applications.Shows programming hobbyists and programming pros how to develop a universal app for the iPhone and iPad in iOS 6Explains the process of creating interfaces for each target device and how to merge your designs to create a killer universal appWalks you through the development of two applications, side by side Covers nib files, views, view controllers, interface objects, gesture recognizers, and much more iOS 6 Application Development For Dummies is your guide to bringing all your app ambitions to life!

Siri For Dummies

by Marc Saltzman

Find out what Siri's got up her sleeve with this fun and friendly guide!Who couldn't use a little extra help these days? Answers, information, reminders, and all sorts of additional help are only a verbal query away with Siri, the artificial intelligence personal assistant. Siri made her debut with the iPhone 4 and is now updated for iOS 6 as well as the third-generation iPad and she is ready to assist! This easy-to-understand guide walks you through the vast array of capabilities that Siri boasts, from creating texts and e-mails from dictation to getting directions to finding a restaurant in the area. You'll discover how to check the weather, get sports scores and schedules, look up a movie review, get Facebook and Twitter updates, make dinner reservations, and much more. Explains how to finesse the perfectly worded questions for Siri in order to get the most helpful and accurate answersDetails how to have Siri make phone calls for you, look up information in a dictionary or on the web, or get musicWalks you through using Siri to get stock quotes or enter numbers into a calculator and get an answerShows you how to use Siri to set reminders and alarms, take notes, get turn-by-turn driving directions, and moreJust like Siri, the straightforward-but-fun Siri For Dummies is here to help you!

Sustainable Facades

by Ajla Aksamija

Practical information on designing sustainable, energy-efficient building facadesAs energy and other natural resources are being depleted, it has become clear that technologies and strategies that allow us to maintain our satisfaction with interior environments while consuming less of these resources are major objectives of contemporary facade design. Sustainable Facades focuses on the strategies and approaches for designing sustainable, high-performance building facades, and provides technical guidance for architects and designers.This timely and useful guide presents strategies and technical guidelines for designing environmentally sensitive, energy-efficient facades based on scientific principles. It provides climate-specific approaches for minimizing energy consumption, analyzes the thermal behavior of different facade systems and materials, and illustrates with case studies how these approaches have been implemented on architectural projects. It also discusses emerging facade technologies, materials, and systems.Topics covered in this unique and indispensable guide include:Climate-based design approaches for high-performance facadesCharacteristics of sustainable facades: energy efficiency, thermal behavior, and moisture resistanceDesigning for thermal comfort, lighting and glare control, and acoustic qualityEmerging technologies in facade design, including smart materials, double-skin facades, and facades as energy generatorsCase studies on building orientation and facade design, tectonic sun exposure control, external shading elements, and more

From One to Many

by Jennifer J. Britton

"Jennifer Britton has penned another winner! With From One to Many, Jennifer not only gives us a bird's-eye-view perspective, but she also delves into the details we need to be successful as group and team coaches. I'm eager to incorporate this new material--not only into my course curriculum--but also into my own group coaching programs."--Jory H. Fisher, JD, www.JoryFisher.com"This remarkable resource gives coaches the necessary tools to expand their effectiveness and offer a group experience of connection and collaboration, providing an exceptional experience for many."--Sandy Miller, MA, CPCC, ACC, www.revolutionizingdivorce.com"From One to Many is a must-read for coaches, whether experienced or new to group and team coaching. Jennifer combines extensive research, personal and peer experiences, practical applications, and a comprehensive set of tools and resources to deliver another excellent book for professional coaches." --Janice LaVore-Fletcher, MMC, BCC, President, Christian Coach InstitutePractical tips, tools, and insight on successful team and group coaching engagementsAs professional development budgets at many organizations remain flat or even shrink due to financial pressures, coaches and human resources leaders are looking for new ways to do more with less funding. Team coaching--which may span intact teams, project teams and virtual teams--and group coaching--spanning both organizational and public contexts--offer a solution to this developmental puzzle. Unfortunately, there are few practical resources available that address the best practices for team and group coaching. From One to Many fills that gap for coaches, leaders, and human resources professionals. The book explains how to integrate the practice into an organization and how to maximize it to full effect.One of the only books on the market that explores in-depth the related topics of team and group coachingWritten by the founder of a performance improvement consultancy who is also a popular speaker on the subjectFeatures new content specifically for practitioners in coaching, human resources, performance improvement and related fields

Liposomes in Nanomedicine

by Wiley

Liposomes are synthetic vesicles consisting of one or more phospholipid bilayers, able to accommodate water- and lipid-soluble molecules. They are used as a delivery system for drugs, genes and vaccines in therapeutics.This collection of reviews and laboratory protocols provides the reader with an excellent introduction to some of the many ways in which liposomes can be labeled and used in both diagnostic and therapeutic applications. Diagnostic uses include attachment of radiolabels to track nanometer-sized liposomes in the body in a quantitative fashion using PET or SPECT imaging. The ability to track the uptake of liposomes in humans and research animals on a whole-body basis provides an excellent tool for developing liposome-based drug delivery agents. The attachment of therapeutic molecules to liposomes also has great promise in cancer therapy. In addition, recent developments in the use of liposomes carrying therapeutic radionuclides for cancer therapy will be reviewed. A laboratory protocol is also provided to illustrate how liposomes are routinely used to transfect (deliver) DNA into cells.This e-book is a curated collection from eLS, WIREs, and Current Protocols on the topic of liposomes in nanomedicine. It is a great introduction to the field for students or interdisciplinary collaborators.Table of Contents:IntroductionLiposomes eLSGregory Gregoriadis, Yvonne PerrieTechniques & ApplicationsTopical and mucosal liposomes for vaccine delivery WIREs Nanomedicine and NanobiotechnologyEder Lilia Romero, Maria Jose MorillaRadioactive liposomes WIREs Nanomedicine and NanobiotechnologyWilliam Thomas Phillips, Beth Ann Goins, Ande BaoATP-loaded liposomes for treatment of myocardial ischemia WIREs Nanomedicine and NanobiotechnologyWilliam C. Hartner, Daya D. Verma, Tatyana S. Levchenko, Eugene A. Bernstein, Vladimir P. TorchilinMagnetoliposomes as magnetic resonance imaging contrast agents WIREs Nanomedicine and NanobiotechnologyStefaan J. Soenen, Greetje Vande Velde, Ashwini Ketkar?]Atre, Uwe Himmelreich, Marcel De CuyperMethodsGene Delivery Using Helper Virus-Free HSV-1 Amplicon Vectors Current Protocols in NeuroscienceAndrea S. Laimbacher, Cornel Fraefel

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