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The Shine on My Smile

by Susan Yoder Ackerman

Victoria's dental hygienist and dentist explain how the tools they use on her teeth protect all the parts of her teeth and put a shine on her smile.

Spa

by Susan Yoder Ackerman

After Hugo develops sharp pains in his tummy, he finds out he has appendicitis and needs surgery to get his appendix removed.

Making Strategy: Mapping Out Strategic Success

by Fran Ackermann

'Demystifies strategy making while at the same time deepening our understanding of what the process entails. Their work is a marvellous guide for those striving to make sense of complexity' - Karl E. Weick, Rensis Likert Distinguished University Professor of Organizational Behavior and Psychology, University of Michigan 'This book is at the very cutting edge of strategic management theory and yet also of immense practical use. It is truly a rare and stunning achievement' - John M Bryson, McKnight Presidential Professor of Planning and Public Affairs, Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota 'Using this book enabled me to facilitate a multicultural team of seven managers so that they very quickly got to grips with the challenges and opportunities facing the organization and developed a realistic workable strategy, whilst at the same time building a real sense of team cohesion and the feeling that individuals had been listened to' - Alison Devine, Director, British Council, Taipai This lucid and highly-accessible text addresses the challenges of how to build a robust and implementable strategy. Strategy making is seen as something relevant to managers of departments, divisions, SME's, as well as the top management teams of public and for-profit organizations. Four key routes to creating a strategy are discussed. These routes, when taken together, provide a powerful means for agreeing a negotiated strategy, and comprise: strategic issue management, agreeing organizational purpose, competitiveness from the exploitation and protection of distinctiveness, and the strategic management of stakeholders. The designs have been used extensively, in a wide range of countries, by management teams in all types of organisations. Companion materials available here

Mobile Professional Voluntarism and International Development: Killing Me Softly?

by Helen Louise Ackers James Ackers-Johnson

This book explores the impact that professional volunteers have on the low resource countries they choose to spend time in. Whilst individual volunteering may be of immediate benefit to individual patients, this intervention may have detrimental effects on local health systems; distorting labour markets, accentuating dependencies and creating opportunities for corruption. Improved volunteer deployment may avoid these risks and present opportunities for sustainable systems change. <P><P>The empirical research presented in this book stems from a specific volunteering intervention funded by the Tropical Health Education Trust and focused on improving maternal and newborn health in Uganda. However, important opportunities exist for policy transfer to other contexts.

Web Social Science: Concepts, Data and Tools for Social Scientists in the Digital Age

by Robert Ackland

'Although written simply enough to be accessible to undergraduates, accomplished scholars are likely to appreciate it too. Reading it taught me quite a lot about a subject I thought I knew rather well. ' - Paul Vogt, Emeritus Professor, Illinois State University 'This book brings the art and science of building and applying innovative online research tools to students and faculty across the social sciences.' - Professor William H. Dutton, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford A comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of web Social Science. This book demonstrates how the web is being used to collect social research data, such as online surveys and interviews, as well as digital trace data from social media environments, such as Facebook and Twitter. It also illuminates how the advent of the web has led to traditional social science concepts and approaches being combined with those from other scientific disciplines, leading to new insights into social, political and economic behaviour. Situating social sciences in the digital age, this book aids: understanding of the fundamental changes to society, politics and the economy that have resulted from the advent of the web choice of appropriate data, tools and research methods for conducting research using web data learning how web data are providing new insights into long-standing social science research questions appreciation of how social science can facilitate an understanding of life in the digital age It is ideal for students and researchers across the social sciences, as well as those from information science, computer science and engineering who want to learn about how social scientists are thinking about and researching the web.

L'avviso dei corvi

by Elisa Acquaviva Raquel Villaamil

Brigit fa ritorno alla sua città natale in cerca dell'unico parente che le rimane: sua nonna. Dei pochi ricordi che conserva, non rimane quasi niente nella semi-abbandonata cittadina di Ballymote. Le strade, le case e la foresta nascondono dei segreti che sembrano risalire ai tempi in cui dalle leggende nacque qualcosa di reale, di mostruoso. Brigit dovrà trovare tutte le risposte, scavare a fondo nei suoi incubi e scoprire la verità in un mondo che non è più il suo e che si rivela tra le ombre quando avvisano i corvi.

How to Negotiate Anything with Anyone Anywhere Around the World

by Frank L. Acuff

The ups and downs of negotiating can be challenging enough at home. But when people put themselves in another country—where the customs and conventions are often radically different—they’ve got a recipe for awkwardness and confusion at best, disappointment and disaster at worst. This new, updated edition of this long-trusted guide provides readers with the savvy they need to negotiate with finesse and ease, no matter where they are.The book provides expert advice on business practices, transactions, and attitudes throughout the world. Now expanded to include 63 countries, the book has been updated to reflect changes in the international scene as well as up-to-the-minute topics like foreign outsourcing and multicultural work teams that increasingly characterize present-day work relationships. Organized in an easy-to-access, quick-reference format, this bestselling guide is a passport to worldwide negotiation skills—and greater business success.

Take Me: Seducing Mr. Right Take Me (Harlequin Big Blaze Ser. #No. 51)

by Cherry Adair

USA TODAY bestselling author Cherry Adair delivers a sexy, snappy story...Business exec Joshua Falcon is used to getting his way in the boardroom-and in the bedroom. And when he meets gorgeous Jessie Adams at a party, he wants her. Now. Naked in hhis four-poster. Together the two of th em could have a hot sexual affair-with no commitments.She's his for the taking...That suits Jessie to a T. Long nights of incredible sex. No ties. All sh e wants is a baby by the man she's always secretly hungered for...and then she's moving on. Except Jessie and Joshua share a surprising past. One that's about to take them where they never ever expected to go...

Hotels and Highways: The Construction of Modernization Theory in Cold War Turkey (Stanford Studies in Middle Eastern and Islamic Societies and Cultures)

by Begüm Adalet

The early decades of the Cold War presented seemingly boundless opportunity for the construction of "laboratories" of American society abroad: microcosms where experts could scale down problems of geopolitics to manageable size, and where locals could be systematically directed toward American visions of capitalist modernity. Among the most critical tools in the U.S.'s ideological arsenal was modernization theory, and Turkey emerged as a vital test case for the construction and validation of developmental thought and practice. With this book, Begüm Adalet reveals how Turkey became both the archetypal model of modernization and an active partner for its enactment. Through her analysis of the flow of aid money and expertise between the U.S. and Turkey, the planning of the American-funded Turkish highway network, and the development of the Turkish tourism industry, Adalet also highlights how "problems of knowledge" are fundamentally entwined with "problems of the political order": social scientific theories are produced in material spaces, through uncertain encounters between transnational actors and policy networks. In tracking the growth and transmission of modernization as a theory and in practice in Turkey, Hotels and Highways offers not only a specific history of a postwar development model that continues to influence our world, but a widely relevant consideration of how theoretical debates take shape in concrete situations.

The Works in Architecture of Robert and James Adam (Dover Architecture)

by James Adam Robert Adam Henry Hope Reed

The Palladian style dominated British architecture for most of the 1700s, until the rise of the Adam style, which held sway for the final decades of the eighteenth century. Brothers Robert and James Adam were almost single-handedly responsible for infusing Georgian architecture with the sensibilities and elements of classical Hellenic and Latinate design. Their elegant, sophisticated form of Neoclassicism affected not only architecture, but also interior design, furniture design, and landscaping.The Works in Architecture of Robert and James Adam, one of the most celebrated books in architectural history, consists of the brothers' own selections of illustrations from their commissions. Dating from the 1770s, these 106 illustrated plates epitomize the style that influenced generations of British and American architectural and furniture designs. Created by some of the finest commercial engravers of the age -- including four plates by Piranesi -- these illustrations are painstakingly reproduced in perfect detail and clarity. The original text imparts the Adams' own esthetic and practical aims, and an informative introduction places the brothers' work in historical perspective.

Mountains: Set Of 6 (Early Connections Ser.)

by Alison Adams Kathleen Kuchera

NIMAC-sourced textbook

The Girl in the Glass Box

by Andi Adams

Most know the story of Little Snow White. But what if that’s only half of the real tale? The story is so much more than a witch, an apple and a mirror -- and the truth is rarely so simple. Agrippine, the Queen of Arcana, a once innocent child with a future full of promise, suffers a terrible tragedy and abusive past. After being traded to the neighboring kingdom by her father as political leverage, Agrippine relies on the Dark Arts and blood magic – her only lasting tie to her mother and her childhood - to rule the kingdom under a reign of terror. Genevieve, a spoiled princess unconcerned with her kingdom’s distress, lacks compassion and understanding for the queen she will need to become in order to usurp her evil-stepmother. Being queen is a job she doesn’t want. Too much responsibility. Too difficult a task. But when the Agrippine is advised to kill Genevieve in order to preserve her power, the princess must flee the castle to escape imminent death. Left to survive on her own, Genevieve must step out of her world as a self-consumed princess to discover her inner strength and learn what it means to sacrifice in order to save herself and her kingdom. Through a series of choices, encounters, and devastating losses, these two women, who seemingly have their destinies determined, change the course of their fate and learn how the influences of others and the relationships they forge can establish their own version of happily ever after.

Last Chance to See

by Douglas Adams Mark Carwardine

"Very funny and moving...The glimpses of rare fauna seem to have enlarged [Adams'] thinking, enlivened his world; and so might the animals do for us all, if we were to help them live."THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLDJoin bestselling author Douglas Adams and zooligist Mark Carwardine as they take off around the world in search of exotic, endangered creatures. Hilarious and poignant--as only Douglas Adams can be--LAST CHANCE TO SEE is an entertaining and arresting odyssey through the Earth's magnificent wildlife galaxy.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Self and Social Change

by Dr Matthew Adams

'This is a superb book; beautifully written, lucid, and engaging, with illuminating critical discussions of the concept of reflexivity, psychoanalytic perspectives, and Foucaultian analysis, locating these theories in up-to-date research and discussions about class and gender. This book will be indispensable as an aid to students looking for an introduction to concepts of the self set in contemporary everyday contexts that they can relate to. But it will also be useful to teachers and researchers looking for orientation in a complex and burgeoning field of literature and research' - Ian Burkitt, University of Bradford 'Matthew Adams provides a clearly written and concise summary of key theoretical accounts of the meaning of social change for psychic life and the experience of self... Self and Social Change is a terrific book. If looking for an accessible introductory text, look no further' - British Journal of Sociology How does social change influence selfhood? What are the fundamental positions in social theories of the self? How are social changes interwoven with our ability to choose our identities and lifestyles? This accessible and assured book gives readers a new take on the fundamental question of the relation between the individual and society. By offering a thorough, informed and critical guide to the field, Adams demonstrates how global economic and employment structures, neo-liberal discourse, the role of emotion, irrationality and ambiguity are factors that impact upon the shape and resilience of the self. Anyone interested in the question of identity and its relation to cultural, social, economic and political contexts will find this book a God-send, making it ideal for students and lecturers in cultural studies, sociology, social psychology and communications.

Chassis Engineering

by Herb Adams

In most forms of racing, cornering speed is the key to winning. On the street, precise and predictable handling is the key to high performance driving. However, the art and science of engineering a chassis can be difficult to comprehend, let alone apply. Chassis Engineering explains the complex principles of suspension geometry and chassis design in terms the novice can easily understand and apply to any project. Hundreds of photos and illustrations illustrate what it takes to design, build, and tune the ultimate chassis for maximum cornering power on and off the track.

Tracker Hacker (Codename: Winger #1)

by Jeff Adams

Codename: Winger OneTheo Reese is just an average high school student with a passion for hockey and an uncanny talent when it comes to computers… at least on the surface. What his teammates, fellow students, and even his boyfriend don’t realize is that Theo leads a double life. When he’s not putting up his facade of normal, Theo is working as an agent for Tactical Operational Support, where his technical genius is more than just a hobby. At sixteen he is responsible for helping agents in the field and keeping the TOS network secure. It’s a secret he has to keep—from everyone. But secrecy becomes even harder when a hacker compromises the system TOS uses to track its agents and Theo’s dad goes missing. Theo must find him and stop the hacker, which means leaving the comfort of his computer screen and venturing into a very real and very deadly world. And if that’s not enough to deal with, all the secrecy is really putting a strain on Theo’s love life.

Stone Chameleon: Water (Ironhill Jinn #1)

by Joycelyn Adams

When a series of unusual murders point to Lou Hudson, Ironhill’s monster whisperer, as the primary suspect, she has but one choice: find the real perpetrator before her trial begins or face execution. Lou, the last of the jinn, survives by hiding her abilities after the rest of the elementals fell victim to genocide. As a preternatural pest control expert and self-proclaimed guardian of the innocent, she’s accustomed to trudging through the dregs of society. Hunting down a pesky murderer should be easy, especially with help from a dashing local media darling and a tantalizing Scottish vampire whose motives are a mystery. For Lou, though, nothing is ever simple. When she discovers the killer’s identity, to reveal it would unearth her secret and go against her strict moral code, resulting in a deadly catch twenty-two.

My Revision Notes: Cambridge National Level 1/2 Health And Social Care Epub

by Judith Adams

Target success in Cambridge National Level 1/2 Child Development with this proven formula for effective, structured revision. Key content coverage is combined with exam-style tasks and practical tips to create a revision guide that students can rely on to review, strengthen and test their knowledgeWith My Revision Notes, every student can:- plan and manage a successful revision programme using the topic-by-topic planner- consolidate subject knowledge by working through clear and focused content coverage- test understanding and identify areas for improvement with regular 'Now Test Yourself' tasks and answers- improve exam technique through practice questions, expert tips and examples of typical mistakes to avoid.

A Concise Introduction to Existential Counselling

by Martin Adams

'A concise introduction to existential counselling is a superb addition to the literature on existential counselling and psychotherapy. Martin Adams provides an excellent overview of the field for those who are new to it at the same time as distilling key features in a way which will be valuable for experienced practitioners' - Meg Barker, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the Open University A Concise Introduction to Existential Counselling is just that: a brief and accessible pocket guide to the underlying theory & practice of the existential approach. Addressing everything a new trainee needs to know and do in a way that is entirely accessible and jargon-free, this book: - Provides a short history of the existential tradition - Puts key concepts into contexts, showing how theory translates into practice - Discusses issues in the therapeutic process - Shows how to work effectively with whatever the client brings to the session - Addresses the significance of existential thought in the wider world This book will be the perfect companion to new trainees looking to embark on their path to thinking and practicing existentially. Martin Adams is a practitioner and supervisor in private practice and a Lecturer at the New School of Psychotherapy and Regents College, both in London.

Gunnar Asplund's Gothenburg: The Transformation of Public Architecture in Interwar Europe (Buildings, Landscapes, and Societies #9)

by Nicholas Adams

In the west coast port city of Gothenburg, Sweden, the architect Gunnar Asplund built a modest extension to an old courthouse on the main square (1934–36). Judged today to be one of the finest works of modern architecture, the courthouse extension was immediately the object of a negative newspaper campaign led by one of the most noted editors of the day, Torgny Segerstedt. Famous for his determined opposition to National Socialism, he also took a principled stand against the undermining of urban tradition in Gothenburg. Gothenburg’s problems with modern public architecture, though clamorous and publicized throughout Sweden, were by no means unique. In Gunnar Asplund’s Gothenburg, Nicholas Adams places Asplund’s building in the wider context of public architecture between the wars, setting the originality and sensitivity of Asplund’s conception against the political and architectural struggles of the 1930s. Today, looking at the building in the broadest of contexts, we can appreciate the richness of this exquisite work of architecture. This book recaptures the complex magic of its creation and the fascinating controversy of its completed form.

Ministerio con propósito para niños: Un discipulado intencional que dirige a los niños hacia la salud espiritual

by Steven J. Adams

Muchos ministerios de niños son un frenesí de actividad, dirigidos por dedicados voluntarios y personal que emplean largas horas y duro trabajo para el bien de los niños y los padres a quienes sirven. Sin embargo, a pesar de las buenas intenciones, muchos ministerios de niños actualmente no son eficaces. Carecen de propósito e intencionalidad. Un veterano por veinticinco años del ministerio de niños en la iglesia local, el pastor Steve Adams, ha ministrado a familias en múltiples iglesias, desde congregaciones diminutas hasta su actual posición en la iglesia Saddleback. En este libro, Steve aplica las revolucionarias perspectivas de Una iglesia con propósito al ministerio de niños y guía a los lectores en un viaje de descubrimiento y alteración, mostrándoles cómo desarrollar un proceso ministerial intencional que dirija a los niños hacia la salud espiritual a la vez que edifica un ambiente ministerial saludable para quienes trabajan con niños. Aprenderás cómo hacer y responder cinco preguntas sencillas pero poderosas: • ¿Por qué estamos en este viaje? • ¿Qué necesitamos para cumplir nuestra misión? • ¿A quiénes intentamos alcanzar? • ¿Cómo movilizaremos a nuestros niños hacia la salud espiritual? • ¿Dónde estamos ahora y hacia dónde vamos? No hay una clave única para un ministerio de niños exitoso ni tampoco hay un solo camino que funcione para todo el mundo. Pero hay un proceso demostrado que se puede seguir, y Steve muestra cómo ministerios infantiles en todo el mundo están alcanzando el potencial que Dios les ha dado al descubrir su propósito bíblico, evitando las trampas de la frustración y el agotamiento.

Christine de Pizan and the Fight for France (G - Reference,information And Interdisciplinary Subjects Ser.)

by Tracy Adams

In Christine de Pizan and the Fight for France, Tracy Adams offers a reevaluation of Christine de Pizan’s literary engagement with contemporary politics. Adams locates Christine’s works within a detailed narrative of the complex history of the dispute between the Burgundians and the Armagnacs, the two largest political factions in fifteenth-century France. Contrary to what many scholars have long believed, Christine consistently supported the Armagnac faction throughout her literary career and maintained strong ties to Louis of Orleans and Isabeau of Bavaria. By focusing on the historical context of the Armagnac-Burgundian feud at different moments and offering close readings of Christine’s poetry and prose, Adams shows the ways in which the writer was closely engaged with and influenced the volatile politics of her time.

Redefining European Economic Integration (Cambridge Studies In European Law And Policy)

by Dariusz Adamski

European economic integration has relied on policies intended to make the European Union strong and resilient economically, socially and politically. The Eurozone crisis and Brexit have demonstrated, however, how fragile this hope was and how contested reforms to the major European economic policies have become.<P><P> Dariusz Adamski explains the evolution of these policies - from the Economic and Monetary Union to the internal market, international trade, the EU's climate policy, as well as its redistributive policies - and demonstrates how this evolution has made European economic integration increasingly frail. He shows how erroneous economic and political assumptions regarding the direction of the European integration project have interplayed with the EU's constitutional context. Arguing that flaws in individual policies contributing to European economic integration can be remedied in compliance with the existing constitutional setup, he explains why such solutions would be economically beneficial and politically feasible.<P> Demonstrates the relationship between national policies and the travails of European economic integration.<P> Explains which economic and political theories are useful in understanding the current state of European integration and which can serve as guidelines for reforming it.<P> Will appeal to readers with backgrounds in EU law, economics and politics alike.

Hands-On Cloud Development with WildFly: Develop, deploy, and configure cloud-based, enterprise Java applications with WildFly Swarm and OpenShift

by Tomasz Adamski

Create microservices using Java EE technologies using WildFly Swarm,deploy them in the OpenShift cloud, make them resilient to network failures using Hystrix, configure continuous integration using Jenkins, and security using Keycloak.Key FeaturesCreate functional microservices with WildFly SwarmUse OpenShift to deploy your microservices in the cloudMake your application production-ready using Jenkins, Hystrix, and KeycloakBook DescriptionThe book starts by introducing you to WildFly Swarm—a tool that allows you to create runnable microservices from Java EE components. You’ll learn the basics of Swarm operation—creating microservices containing only the parts of enterprise runtime needed in a specific case. Later, you’ll learn how to configure and test those services.In order to deploy our services in the cloud, we’ll use OpenShift. You’ll get to know basic information on its architecture, features, and relationship to Docker and Kubernetes. Later, you’ll learn how to deploy and configure your services to run in the OpenShift cloud.In the last part of the book, you’ll see how to make your application production-ready. You’ll find out how to configure continuous integration for your services using Jenkins, make your application resistant to network failures using Hystrix, and how to secure them using Keycloak. By the end of the book, you’ll have a functional example application and will have practical knowledge of Java EE cloud development that can be used as a reference in your other projects.What you will learnUtilize Java EE technology to develop modern cloud-enabled applicationsEasily create microservices with WildFly Swarm using proven Java EE technologiesSee the benefits of OpenShift – easy deployment of your services, out of the box scalability and healing, and integration with Continuous Integration toolsIntegrate the sample application with Jenkins’ Continuous Integration serverUtilize Hystrix to provide resilience​ to your applicationProvide security to your application using KeycloakWho this book is forIf you're an experienced developer familiar with Java EE technologies and would like to learn how you can use those technologies in the cloud with WildFly and OpenShift, then this book is for you.

Shift Ahead: How the Best Companies Stay Relevant in a Fast-Changing World

by Allen Adamson Joel Steckel

The future is closer than you think.In a world that’s changing faster and more furiously than ever, the ability to shift focus is critical.Why is it that some organizations can continually evolve to meet the times and the marketplace, and others can’t? How do some businesses recognize the right moment to shift, and others, ruefully, only after it’s too late? Packed with insightful interviews, Shift Ahead offers a smart, calculated approach to knowing when to change course and how to pull it off.The book brings every internal and external factor into view: competitors, risks, culture, finances, and more. And it taps success stories and cautionary tales — including HBO, Adobe, BlackBerry, National Geographic, NYU, Microsoft, Kodak, and P&G — to explain how to:Spot warning signs that it’s time for reinventionOvercome obstacles in the way of future goalsMaintain authenticity when changing gearsExecute a bold change seamlesslyTo stay competitive, you must shift; to stay credible, you must focus. Shift Ahead turns this difficult maneuver into a straightforward strategy.

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