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Now in its second edition, Essentials of Veterinary Ophthalmology provides its readers with a practical introduction to the diagnosis and clinical management of the most frequently encountered eye diseases of domestic animals. Essentials of Veterinary Ophthalmology is distilled from the authoritative, two-volume, fourth edition of Veterinary Ophthalmology (Gelatt), drawing primarily on the clinically relevant sections to provide expert coverage in a more concise and quick-reference format - ideal for busy small animal or equine practitioners seeking rapid advice for a patient. The second edition includes more images, algorithms to speed the clinical problem-solving process, key points highlighted in bold, expanded appendices for convenient reference to therapeutic agents, recommended dosages, and possible side effects, and a brief glossary.Practical and accessible, the second edition of Essentials of Veterinary Ophthalmology is filled with reader-friendly features to provide veterinary students and practitioners with an indispensable resource for the fundamentals of clinical veterinary ophthalmology.* Focuses on the most common eye diseases of small animals and horses* Provides expert coverage in a concise, quick-reference format* New edition includes more images, algorithms, key points in bold, expanded appendices and glossary* Based on the two-volume definitive reference Veterinary Ophthalmology, 4th Edition (Gelatt)
This book discusses the evolution of management as a profession over the past two decades and how it continues to evolve. It goes on to describe the new style of management and makes recommendations for what today's and tomorrow's managers must know and how to work. Offers ways to think about your role as a manager in order to optimize your effectiveness toward uncertain and turbulent changes Discusses current realities in which management currently operates Provides a historical background of managerial practices and how they've evolved in the present workplace
What is the importance of Sections 302 and 404?"Implementing" SOX using COSO and COBITSOX's impact on foreign companies andnonprofitsAchieving cost-effective sustainable complianceThe evolving role of the SEC and the PCAOBPraise for ESSENTIALS OF SARBANES-OXLEY"Since its enactment in 2002, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and its Section 404 internal control requirements have caused many a great deal of 'pain and suffering!' With its emphasis on what Sanjay Anand frequently reminds us is the 'real world,' this book should reduce some of that pain as it provides a practical and very realistic approach for an effective implementation of Sarbanes-Oxley internal control processes. The book has references to the new changes in auditing standards and emphasizes achieving sustainable compliance-practical and realistic approaches."--Robert R. Moeller, President, Compliance & Control Systems, Inc."Sanjay Anand has provided what every busy executive needs, a concise overview of Sarbanes-Oxley Act essentials. His book is a terrific reference text that I recommend to anyone who needs to quickly understand the substance of the Act."--Scott Green, Chief Administration Officer Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP"If you are looking to put together the various pieces-finance, accounting, audit, legal, IT, ethics-and understand the 'big picture' of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, there is no other book like this. With 'Tips & Techniques' and 'In the Real World' examples, this book brings lively, practical, tangible, and compressible dimensions to a complex, multifaceted (and often dry) subject. This is essential reading for those new to the process and old hands going into their third and fourth years of SOX. It will also help those in other countries adopting SOX-like internal controls and regulations."--Dr. Anthony Tarantino, Governance, Risk, and Compliance Center of Excellence, IBM, Financial Services Sector, Silicon Valley and New York CityWritten by Sanjay Anand, one of the world's leading corporate governance, risk management, and regulatory compliance experts, this simple to use book is designed with appreciation for demanding professional obligations, with information always easy to find and at your fingertips. Essentials of Sarbanes-Oxley equips you with the knowledge you and all your company members need to initiate a SOX project, allocate a budget, and help your company achieve compliance.
An executive overview of the new Financial Regulations Act This book provides an executive summary of the newly passed Financial Regulations Act. It examines the most important sections of the Act, how it impacts the financial industry, as well as what executives must know and do in order to comply with the Act. One of the first books to provide an executive summary from a compliance perspective Presents responsibilities of senior level executives regarding this new Act Reveals what has changed within the regulatory environment Provides tips and techniques throughout Describing the government regulation of securities, securities markets, and securities transactions in the United States, this timely book succinctly defines, describes, and explains domestic securities regulation for compliance officers, accountants, and broker-dealers.
Five centuries ago, a Mexican peasant was visited by the Virgin Mary. His cloak was marked with the image of the Holy Mother surrounded by roses. It remains a priceless relic in Mexican religious culture. And it has been stolen. Retired CIA agent Vincent Traeger soon realizes that the truth is hidden within a conspiracy that could bring a country-and a faith-to its knees.
Seyonne, the slave-turned-savior of the acclaimed Revelation and Transformation, returns to fight evil and tame the demons within him--in the third novel in this "thoroughly original" (Starburst) epic saga.
Laine Tavish is an ordinary woman living an ordinary life in the small town of Angel's Gap, Maryland, as the proprietor of Remember When, an antique treasures and gift shop. At least, that's what everyone in Angel's Gap thinks.<P><P> They have no idea that she used to be Elaine O'Hara, daughter of the notorious con man Big Jack O'Hara. Or that she grew up moving from place to place, one step ahead of the law . . . <P> Laine's past has just caught up with her, though-in a very dramatic way. Her long-lost uncle suddenly turned up in her shop, leaving only a cryptic warning before dying in the street, run down by a car. Soon afterward, her home is ransacked. Now it's up to Laine, and a sexy stranger named Max Gannon, to find out who's chasing her, and why. <P> The answer lies in a hidden fortune-a fortune that will change not only Laine's life but also the lives of future generations. And danger and death will surround that fortune for years to come. Until New York City detective Lieutenant Eve Dallas gets on the case. <P> A thrill-ride of a novel that blends present-day romance and futuristic suspense, Remember When is a tale of deceit and secrets, of strong women and fascinating men-a brilliant combination of the incomparable talents of the two sides of Nora Roberts.
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts comes an exciting tale that takes readers to the depths of the Caribbean...and the heights of passion and suspense. Marine archeologist Tate Beaumont has a passion for treasure-hunting. <P><P>Over the years, she and her father have uncovered many fabulous riches, but one treasure has always eluded them: Angelique's Curse--a jeweled amulet heavy with history, dark with legend, and tainted with blood. In order to find this precious artifact, the Beaumonts reluctantly form a partnership with salvagers Buck and Matthew Lassiter. Having to share this dream is more than Tate can bear, but she has little choice. As the Beaumonts and Lassiters pool their resources to locate Angelique's Curse, the Caribbean waters darken with shadowy deceptions and hidden threats. Their partnership is placed in jeopardy when Matthew refuses to share information--including the truth behind his father's mysterious death several years earlier. For now, Tate and Matthew continue their uneasy alliance--until danger and desire begin to rise to the surface...
As an Amish wife and mother struggles to hold her family together, a story from the past teaches her how to face her daily challenges with strength and love . . <P><P>In modern day central Pennsylvania, Judith Wegler tries to heal the growing rift between her husband, Isaac, and his teenage brother Joseph--whom Judith and Isaac have raised as their own ever since both brothers lost their parents and siblings in a horrific fire. Meanwhile, Isaac's hurtful silence about this tragic past has robbed Judith of any certainty of her husband's love.But when Judith's grandmother gifts her with an antique study table, she discovers a hidden packet of letters that changes her life . . .In 1953, widow Mattie Lapp fights against the county's attempts to force Amish children to attend a consolidated public school, even if it means arrest and imprisonment.<P> Mattie knows she can't face this challenge alone, and turns to her late husband's cousin Adam for help, but she's terrified at the prospect of relying on someone else.Now, as the two women's stories converge, both must learn to stand up for their beliefs and to love again, even when it means risking their hearts . . .
For the last five years, Giselle McCabe's life has been about sippy cups and playdates. But when her husband suddenly leaves her, Giselle flees to her sister's California beach house for a two-week getaway. Out of her element, she's surprised to receive such a warm welcome--especially from gorgeous celebrity athlete Fin Hensen... <P><P> Fin is escaping his pro tour for a season, trying to lie low until all the hubbub over a huge mistake in his past blows over. And when he sets his sights on Giselle, he realizes that the beautiful good girl just might be the ticket to his success. <P> But Giselle never expected romance to enter the picture again--especially with a hot twentysomething from a completely different world. And even though it feels like Fin is everything she's trying to run away from, she can't help coming back for more...
The author of Bad Girl Bridesmaids introduces three lucky women who are about to storm the royal gates and take on three unsuspecting princes?<P><P>Kylee, Lauren, and Shayla are modern- day ordinary women who would never meet the requirements for fabled princesses. Damsels in distress? Definitely not. Fairest in the land? They wish. Pure as snow? Not even close. Now, these women are about to get to know the wild side of royalty?and inspire princes to cast the crown aside and bare it all. Their encounters are royally erotic?and the happily ever after they reach is not exactly the fairytale ending you?d expect. It?s much, much hotter. One thing?s for sure?these princes never had it so good.
Three women learn that the heart of their historic home holds a mystery of years gone by, as number-one bestselling author Nora Roberts brings her In the Garden trilogy to a captivating conclusion, following Blue Dahlia and Black Rose. <P><P> A Harper has always lived at Harper House, the centuries-old mansion just outside of Memphis. And for as long as anyone alive remembers, the ghostly Harper Bride has walked the halls, singing lullabies at night... <P> Hayley Phillips came to Memphis hoping for a new start, for herself and her unborn child. She wasn't looking for a handout from her distant cousin Roz, just a job at her thriving In the Garden nursery. What she found was a home surrounded by beauty and the best friends she's ever had-including Roz's son Harper. To Hayley's delight, her new daughter Lily has really taken to him. To Hayley's chagrin, she has begun to dream about Harper-as much more than a friend... <P> If Hayley gives in to her desire, she's afraid the foundation she's built with Harper will come tumbling down. Especially since she's begun to suspect that her feelings are no longer completely her own. Flashes of the past and erratic behavior make Hayley believe that the Harper Bride has found a way inside of her mind and body. It's time to put the Bride to rest once and for all, so Hayley can know her own heart again-and whether she's willing to risk it.
Sarah Crowe left Atlanta, and the remnants of a tumultuous relationship, to live alone in an old house in rural Rhode Island. <P><P>Within its walls she discovers an unfinished manuscript written by the house's former tenant-a parapsychologist obsessed with the ancient oak growing on a desolate corner of the property. And as the gnarled tree takes root in her imagination, Sarah risks her health and her sanity to unearth a revelation planted centuries ago...
Siobhan Quinn is back and working a new case in the dark and satirical sequel to Blood Oranges.Half-vampire, half-werewolf Siobhan Quinn survived her initiation into the world of demons and monsters. <P><P>But staying alive as she becomes entangled in underworld politics might prove to be more difficult. When the daughter of a prominent necromancer vanishes, it's up to Quinn to find the girl. But her search will land her directly in the middle of a struggle between competing forces searching for an ancient artifact of almost unimaginable power...
Balancing past and present, Hazelton shows how 7th-century events are alive in Middle Eastern hearts and minds today as though they had just happened, shaping modern headlines from Iran's Islamic Revolution to the civil war in Iraq.
Leading Procurement Strategy shows you how to unleash full business value through procurement. The broad perspective of different industries, underpinning academic theory and short case studies will help you to gain a clear understanding of the impact of procurement on competitive advantage. Through tackling the key issues that procurement practitioners encounter the authors' equip you with the skills you need to apply powerful and practical tools for managing procurement and supply. Their indispensable advice will make it easier for you to manage and mitigate risks in your supply chain and to appreciate the major issues affecting the procurement function.
Following the death of her neglectful husband, Kit Mallory returns to the life of a scholar, with its dusty books and shamefully out-of-date dresses. Although she has no one to love, Kit believes, after her spouse's ill treatment, that romance is highly overrated. <P><P> Then the Dowager Duchess of Wexcombe, Kit's bosom friend, finds herself in a pickle, and the young widow offers her help, never expecting to make the acquaintance of the duchess's nephew, Lord Bainbridge--or to make a reckless bargain with the charming peer that may win her true love...or cost her heart. Don't miss Elizabeth Powell's other Signet Regency Romances, including The Traitor's Daughter and The Reluctant Rogue available now!
A diabolical traitor who's always out of reach...England, 1814. Lady Arianna Hadley and her husband, the Earl of Saybrook, want nothing more than to savor a quiet life embellished by the occasional cup of the finest chocolate. <P><P>However, when they receive orders to travel to Scotland and capture an elusive traitor, they feel their duty to the Crown must come first.In a laboratory in Scotland, they discover the coprse of a chemistry professor--and cryptic papers hinting at a dangerous new discovery now in enemy hands. Racing against time, Arianna and Saybrook pursue their most cunning and dangerous adversary yet through a complex network of intrigue involving exotic chocolates, daredevil aviators, a missing inventor, and a secret recipe that must be recovered at any cost...INCLUDES CHOCOLATE RECIPES AND TRIVIA!
Cop-turned-lawyer Stone Barrington tracks a mobster hiding deep within the witness protection program in this new thriller in the New York Times bestselling series-with a little help from beautiful Florida police chief Holly Barker.
Join Agents Emma Monroe and Zack Armstrong.She's sacrificed. He's suffered. They've both been betrayed. Now it's time for a reckoning. Special Agent Emma Monroe has a secret. She's a Fallen Siren, cursed by the gods and banished to Earth for her failure to prevent the kidnapping of Persephone. As an FBI agent she saves the lives of others believing redemption could be one rescue away. Her partner Zack is a werewolf and former Black Ops sniper who once carried out a string of questionable assignments. Now he's determined to atone for his past. Ironically, there's a portion of his past Zack doesn't remember--an affair with Emma. Giving into their attraction for one another almost led to their undoing. Now it's back to business as usual. While trying to unravel the mystery behind a series of kidnappings in Southern California, Emma and Zack become entangled with political tensions in the vampire and Were worlds. Not to mention the struggles they face in their relationship with one another. With so much uncertainty, they come to realize the only thing they can really count on is one another...or can they?
Alisa is still coming to terms with being a blood witch. Longing for a sense of belonging, or understanding, Alisa seeks out her mother's family. While there she finds comfort in some of the mysteries of her past, but she also uncovers danger, hostility, and fear - and she must make a choice that could change her future.
Join Samuel de Champlain's expedition over the Atlantic Ocean to North America in the early 1600s. This exciting new book follows the "Father of New France" in his mission to colonize what is now Quebec. Colorful illustrations and maps follow his trek from Cape Breton to Cape Cod. A recipe from the period is also included
Katherine Brandon is a hoyden who bewitches a powerful, sophisticated nobleman, but can't hide her terrifying secret from him...
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