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Rule of Thumb: A Guide To Communication Basics For Small Business Owners And Managers (Rule of Thumb #4)

by Marian Shalander Kaiser

Rule of Thumb: A Guide to Communication for Small Business Owners and Managers is an introductory guide for first-time entrepreneurs and small business owners seeking to gain a basic understanding of identifying and adopting effective communication skills. Just how important are effective communication skills? The answer is critically important, especially in the professional world. Employer surveys consistently reveal the importance of effective communication skills for securing a job, as well as for job performance, career advancement and the overall success of a business. Good communication reflects directly on the company, creating trust and presenting a professional image to build better business relationships. No one is born an excellent communicator. Excellent communication skills are learned and anyone can learn the skills to communicate effectively in both written and oral messages. This book provides basic information to help you improve both written and oral communication skills. It shows you how to be kind to your readers by making what you've written interesting and easy to understand. Keep it clear. Keep it simple. Keep it to the point.

Blood of the White Bear

by Gerald Schnitzer Marcia Calhoun Forecki

Dr. Rachel Bisette is drawn to the Four Corners to lead the search for a vaccine against a lethal pandemic. One elusive indigenous woman, Eva Yellow Horn, carries the gift of immunity. In her search for Eva, Rachel discovers power beyond science, the secret of an environmental disaster, and the truth of her parents' death.

Learning to Read across Languages and Writing Systems

by Ludo Verhoeven Charles Perfetti

Around the world, children embark on learning to read in their home language or writing system. But does their specific language, and how it is written, make a difference to how they learn? How is learning to read English similar to or different from learning in other languages? Is reading alphabetic writing a different challenge from reading syllabic or logographic writing? Learning to Read across Languages and Writing Systems examines these questions across seventeen languages representing the world's different major writing systems. Each chapter highlights the key features of a specific language, exploring research on learning to read, spell, and comprehend it, and on implications for education. The editors' introduction describes the global spread of reading and provides a theoretical framework, including operating principles for learning to read. The editors' final chapter draws conclusions about cross-linguistic universal trends, and the challenges posed by specific languages and writing systems.

Radiative Transfer In The Atmosphere And Ocean

by Jakob J. Stamnes Knut Stamnes Gary E. Thomas

This new and completely updated edition gives a detailed description of radiative transfer processes at a level accessible to advanced students. The volume gives the reader a basic understanding of global warming and enhanced levels of harmful ultraviolet radiation caused by ozone depletion. It teaches the basic physics of absorption, scattering and emission processes in turbid media, such as the atmosphere and ocean, using simple semi-classical models. The radiative transfer equation, including multiple scattering, is formulated and solved for several prototype problems, using both simple approximate and accurate numerical methods. In addition, the reader has access to a powerful, state-of-the-art computational code for simulating radiative transfer processes in coupled atmosphere-water systems including snow and ice. This computational code can be regarded as a powerful educational aid, but also as a research tool that can be applied to solve a variety of research problems in environmental sciences. Teaches solutions for radiative transfer problems across a broad range of disciplines with a self-contained, systematic treatment. Offers a unique emphasis on formulation, judicial approximations and numerical solutions. Provides a unified treatment of radiative transfer in coupled atmosphere-water systems, filling the gap between descriptive texts and practical approaches.

The Cambridge History of Communism: World Revolution and Socialism in One Country 1917–1941 (The Cambridge History of Communism)

by Smith Stephen A. Silvio Pons

The first volume of The Cambridge History of Communism deals with the tumultuous events from 1917 to the Second World War, such as the Russian Revolution and Civil War, the revolutionary turmoil in post-World War I Europe, and the Spanish Civil War. Leading experts analyse the ideological roots of communism, historical personalities such as Lenin, Stalin, and Trotsky and the development of the Communist movement on a world scale against this backdrop of conflict that defined the period. It addresses the making of Soviet institutions, economy, and society while also looking at mass violence and relations between the state, workers, and peasants. It introduces crucial communist experiences in Germany, China, and Central Asia. At the same time, it also explores international and transnational communist practices concerning key issues such as gender, subjectivity, generations, intellectuals, nationalism, and the cult of personality.

Conservation Biology: Models for Interdisciplinary Approaches (Conservation Biology #22)

by E. J. Nils Bunnefeld Emily Nicholson Milner-Gulland

Making decisions about the management and conservation of nature is necessarily complex, with many competing pressures on natural systems, opportunities and benefits for different groups of people and a varying, uncertain social and ecological environment. An approach which is narrowly focused on either human development or environmental protection cannot deliver sustainable solutions. This volume provides frameworks for improving the integration of natural resource management with conservation and supporting stronger collaboration between researchers and practitioners in developed and developing countries. Novel approaches are required when ecological and social dynamics are highly interdependent. A structured, participatory, model-based approach to decision-making for biodiversity conservation has been proven to produce real-world change. There are surprisingly few successful case studies, however; some of the best are presented here, from fisheries, pest management and conservation. Researchers and practitioners need this interdisciplinary approach, focused on quantitative tools that have been tested and applied, and learning from success.

The Neuroscience of Adolescence (Cambridge Fundamentals of Neuroscience in Psychology)

by Adriana Galván

As scientific inquiry and public interest in the adolescent brain grows, so too does the need for an accessible textbook that communicates the growing research on this topic. The Neuroscience of Adolescence is a comprehensive educational tool for developmental cognitive neuroscience students at all levels as it details the varying elements that shape the adolescent brain. Historical notions of adolescence have focused on the significant hormonal changes that occur as one transitions from childhood to adolescence, but new research has revealed a more nuanced picture that helps inform our understanding of how the brain functions across the lifespan. By emphasizing the biological and neurobiological changes that occur during adolescence, this book gives students a holistic understanding of this developmental window and uniquely discusses the policy implications of neuroscience research on the lives of young people today. Provides a clear introduction to adolescent brain development that integrates cognitive neuroscience and adolescent psychology Includes extensive coverage of the methods used to study the adolescent brain, so readers will be better able to comprehend, evaluate and critique research based on those methods Places research in the real-world context of how adolescent neuroscience has informed key public policy issues

Rule of Thumb: A Guide To Small Business Basics (Rule of Thumb #1)

by Michael Mitilier Marian Shalander Kaiser

Rule of Thumb: A Small Business Guide to Basics is an introductory guide for first-time entrepreneurs and small business owners seeking to gain a basic understanding of what it takes to operate a small business. A business owner needs to be aware of legal requirements, financial resources, record-keeping requirements, marketing basics and strategies, communication skills, human resource laws, as well as issues that may arise on a day-to-day basis. Knowing and following the laws will keep you out of legal trouble. Knowing and applying the skills needed to run your business on a day-to-day basis will increase the odds of your success. Rule of Thumb: A Small Business Guide to Basics will assist you in gaining a basic understanding of what it takes to operate a small business successfully.

Writing in Community: Say Goodbye to Writer's Block and Transform Your Life

by Lucy Adkins Becky Breed

Writing in Community is a book of inspiration and encouragement for writers who want to reach deep within themselves and write to their fullest potential. There is magic in a successful writing group. This book helps writers tap into that magic, and with gentle wisdom and humor, experience unprecedented breakthroughs in creativity.

Boxes: The Secret Life of Howard Hughes

by Douglas Wellman

Eva McLelland was good at keeping secrets, and she had a big one. Sworn to secrecy for thirty-one years until the death of her husband, Eva was at last able to come forward and share a story that turns twentieth century history on its head and fills in puzzling blanks in the mysterious life of the tycoon Howard Hughes. How could Hughes appear to witnesses as an emaciated, long finger-nailed, mental incompetent, yet fly a jet aircraft four months later? How could a doctor describe him as looking like a "prisoner of war," when at the same time investment bankers, politicians, and diplomats who met him said he was articulate and well-groomed? The answer is a perfect example of the brilliance of the elusive billionaire. He simply found a mentally incompetent man to impersonate him, drawing the attention of the Internal Revenue Service and an army of lawyers who pursued him, while he conducted his business in peace from Panama with his new wife, Eva McLelland. Sound fantastic? It is. However, after seven years of research and verification, Eva's story produces the final pieces in the mysterious puzzle that was Howard Hughes.

Nerdy Thirty

by Wendy Townley

Set primarily in Omaha and small towns throughout Nebraska, "Nerdy Thirty" comically recounts the author's "nerdy" experiences in elementary school, high school, college, and her twenties, leading up to her 30th birthday. The book celebrates awkward and unusual situations she found herself in, including: camping for the first time; spending a weekend at a rodeo; masquerading for a night as Audrey Hepburn; socializing at a lesbian bar; and finding her voice as a writer.

Radiologic Guide to Orthopedic Devices

by Hunter Tim B. Taljanovic Mihra S. Wild Jason R.

Orthopedic devices improve the quality of life of millions of people, and show up on radiographs and cross-sectional imaging studies daily. This text will familiarise radiologists with the indications, applications, potential complications, and radiologic evaluation of many medical devices. The book offers a complete discussion of fracture fixation, joint arthroplasty, and orthopedic apparatus of the neck and spine, including the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. It also provides detailed overviews of devices used for common dental disease, covers the general principles applicable to complications of orthopedic devices, foreign body ingestions, insertions and injuries, and details quality assurance issues concerning the manufacture and distribution of devices. Featuring a large gallery of apparatus for reference, an extensive glossary of terms and a list of manufacturers, Radiologic Guide to Orthopedic Devices is an essential resource for radiologists, orthopedists and emergency medicine physicians. Regular updates to the topics covered will be available on http://www. medapparatus. com.

Al-Qaida in Afghanistan

by Anne Stenersen

Since 9/11, al-Qaida has become one of the most infamous and widely discussed terrorist organizations in the world, with affiliates spread across the globe. However, little-known are the group's activities within Afghanistan itself, something which Anne Stenersen examines in this book. Using an array of unique primary sources, she presents an alternative narrative of al-Qaida's goals and strategies prior to 9/11. She argues that al-Qaida's actions were not just an ideological expression of religious fanaticism and violent anti-Americanism, but that they were actually far more practical and organised, with a more revolutionary and Middle Eastern-focused agenda than previously thought. Through Stenersen's analysis, we see how al-Qaida employed a dual strategy: with a small section focused on staging international terrorist attacks, but at the same time a larger part dedicated to building a resilient and cohesive organization that would ultimately serve as a vanguard for future Islamist revolutions.

Magnetism In Carbon Nanostructures

by Frank Hagelberg

Magnetism in carbon nanostructures is a rapidly expanding field of current materials science. Its progress is driven by the wide range of applications for magnetic carbon nanosystems, including transmission elements in spintronics, building blocks of cutting-edge nanobiotechnology, and qubits in quantum computing. These systems also provide novel paradigms for basic phenomena of quantum physics, and are thus of great interest for fundamental research. This comprehensive survey emphasizes both the fundamental nature of the field, and its groundbreaking nanotechnological applications, providing a one-stop reference for both the principles and the practice of this emerging area. With equal relevance to physics, chemistry, engineering and materials science, senior undergraduate and graduate students in any of these subjects, as well as all those interested in novel nanomaterials, will gain an in-depth understanding of the field from this concise and self-contained volume.

International Law and World Order: A Critique of Contemporary Approaches

by Chimni B. S.

This collection of essays explores different dimensions of the relationship between the third world and international law. The topics covered include third world approaches to international law, non-state actors and developing countries, feminism and the third world, foreign investment, resistance and international law, and territorial disputes and native peoples. It is a further contribution to the work done by scholars intent on elaborating what might be termed Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL). This initiative seeks to continue and further develop the important work that has been done over many decades, particularly by scholars and jurists from the third world, to construct an international law which is sensitive to the needs of third world peoples. This body of scholarship has attempted to extend and expand the concerns and materials of international law. The essays in this volume are animated by these same motives at a time when unprecedented issues confront third world peoples, particularly since the contemporary international system appears to be disempowering third world peoples, intensifying inequality between the North and the South, and indeed, importantly, within the North and the South. TWAIL scholars attempt to look afresh at the history of colonial international law, engage previous trends in third world scholarship in international law, take cognizance of the dramatic changes which have characterized the body of international law in the last few decades from the perspective of third world peoples, record their resistance to unjust and oppressive international laws, and advance new approaches that address their needs and concerns. These are the broad themes and concerns which animate this collection of essays.

A History of the African American Novel

by Valerie Babb

A History of the African American Novel offers an in-depth overview of the development of the novel and its major genres. In the first part of this book, Valerie Babb examines the evolution of the novel from the 1850s to the present, showing how the concept of black identity has transformed along with the art form. The second part of this History explores the prominent genres of African American novels, such as neoslave narratives, detective fiction, and speculative fiction, and considers how each one reflects changing understandings of blackness. This book builds on other literary histories by including early black print culture, African American graphic novels, pulp fiction, and the history of adaptation of black novels to film. By placing novels in conversation with other documents - early black newspapers and magazines, film, and authorial correspondence - A History of the African American Novel brings many voices to the table to broaden interpretations of the novel's development.

Rule of Thumb: A Small Business Guide To Sustainability (Rule of Thumb #5)

by Dr Beverly Browning

Real world and commonly understood examples and experiences help the reader identify strengths which underscore a healthy marketing business plan and mistakes to avoid. Rules of Thumb throughout create easy to remember and apply fundamental principles and guideposts along the marketing journey.


by Claudio Ruggeri Jolanta U. Grębowiec - Baffoni

Seria niewytłumaczalnych zabójstw szerzy się krwawą plamą na prowincjach Rzymu. Sprawa zostanie powierzona komisarzowi Vincentemu Germano, który pomimo trudności podejmie się rozwiązania niezwykłej zagadki.

Il Premio Nobel

by Mois Benarroch Silvia Gallico

Uno scrittore famoso e molto controverso scopre che un vecchio amico, che in gioventù apparteneva al suo stesso gruppo di scrittori della città di Irxal, è ricoverato in un ospedale psichiatrico. La sua malattia è bizzarra e sconosciuta ai dottori: ogni giorno assume le vesti di un personaggio dei libri che ha scritto. Queste trasformazioni diventano un'ossessione per il protagonista che ogni giorno si reca in visita all'amico a cui, in un finale sorprendente, verrà conferito il Premio Nobel. "La scrittura e la follia non sono mai troppo lontani, e alcuni fra i più grandi scrittori sono stati personaggi dal carattere difficile che agivano secondo una logica non troppo lineare." Javier Perez. Con questo libro, Mois Benarroch ci costringe ad immedesimarci con senso dell'umorismo, ironia e satira nei vaneggiamenti di uno scrittore che si è fatto ricoverare in un ospedale psichiatrico e di uno dei suoi amici, che tenta di decifrarne la follia. Il libro affronta anche i temi del desiderio di voler scrivere senza dover soddisfare i gusti del pubblico o le richieste delle case editrici e la gelosia fra scrittori che si mentono l'un l'altro sulle pubblicazioni, sui contratti e il numero di copie vendute. Benarroch si diverte raccontandoci storie di pazienti molto originali, alieni che vogliono fare sesso, mogli che credono che la letteratura non sia una professione ma un pretesto per sfuggire alla realtà, e vari personaggi, alcuni reali, alcuni fittizi, che recitano il loro ruolo e spariscono al momento opportuno. Il libro è una piacevole lettura ma è anche una denuncia, mascherata da un'ironia mordace, di una verità troppo dura per essere svelata in maniera diretta. Con questo libro, il poeta israeliano pluripremiato, ci presenta il suo primo romanzo in inglese. Le sue opere poetiche sono state pubblicate in varie antologie ma il grande pubblico deve ancora scoprire i suoi romanzi, alcuni dei quali

Greek Theatre between Antiquity and Independence: A History of Reinvention from the Third Century BC to 1830

by White Andrew Walker Puchner Walter White Walter Puchner

This first general history of Greek theatre from Hellenistic times to the foundation of the Modern Greek state in 1830 marks a radical departure from traditional methods of historiography. We like to think of history unfolding continuously, in an evolutionary form, but the story of Greek theatre is rather different. After traditional theatre ended in the sixth and seventh centuries, no traditional drama was written or performed on stage throughout the Greek-speaking world for centuries due to the Orthodox Church's hostile attitude toward spectacles. With the reinvention of theatre in Renaissance Italy, however, Greek theatre was revived in Crete under Venetian rule in the late sixteenth century. The following centuries saw the restoration of Greek theatre at various locations, albeit characterized by numerous ruptures and discontinuities in terms of geography, stylistics, thematic approaches and ideologies. These diverse developments were only 'normalized' with the establishment of the Greek nation state.

The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Nero (Cambridge Companions to the Ancient World)

by Kirk Freudenburg Shadi Bartsch Cedric Littlewood

The age of Nero has appealed to the popular imagination more than any other period of Roman history. This volume provides a lively and accessible guide to the various representations and interpretations of the Emperor Nero as well as to the rich literary, philosophical and artistic achievements of his eventful reign. The major achievements of the period in the fields of literature, governance, architecture and art are freshly described and analysed, and special attention is paid to the reception of Nero in the Roman and Christian eras of the first centuries AD and beyond. Written by an international team of leading experts, the chapters provide students and non-specialists with clear and comprehensive accounts of the most important trends in the study of Neronian Rome. They also offer numerous original insights into the period, and open new areas of study for scholars to pursue.

The Cambridge Intellectual History of Byzantium

by Anthony Kaldellis Niketas Siniossoglou

This volume brings into being the field of Byzantine intellectual history. Shifting focus from the cultural, social, and economic study of Byzantium to the life and evolution of ideas in their context, it provides an authoritative history of intellectual endeavors from Late Antiquity to the fifteenth century. At its heart lie the transmission, transformation, and shifts of Hellenic, Christian, and Byzantine ideas and concepts as exemplified in diverse aspects of intellectual life, from philosophy, theology, and rhetoric to astrology, astronomy, and politics. Case studies introduce the major players in Byzantine intellectual life, and particular emphasis is placed on the reception of ancient thought and its significance for secular as well as religious modes of thinking and acting. New insights are offered regarding controversial, understudied, or promising topics of research, such as philosophy and medical thought in Byzantium, and intellectual exchanges with the Arab world.

Long-Range Dependence and Self-Similarity (Cambridge Series in Statistical and Probabilistic Mathematics #45)

by Vladas Pipiras Murad S. Taqqu

This modern and comprehensive guide to long-range dependence and self-similarity starts with rigorous coverage of the basics, then moves on to cover more specialized, up-to-date topics central to current research. These topics concern, but are not limited to, physical models that give rise to long-range dependence and self-similarity; central and non-central limit theorems for long-range dependent series, and the limiting Hermite processes; fractional Brownian motion and its stochastic calculus; several celebrated decompositions of fractional Brownian motion; multidimensional models for long-range dependence and self-similarity; and maximum likelihood estimation methods for long-range dependent time series. Designed for graduate students and researchers, each chapter of the book is supplemented by numerous exercises, some designed to test the reader's understanding, while others invite the reader to consider some of the open research problems in the field today.

The Economics of Central Banking, Financial Policy and Institutions

by Thomas F. Cargill

Traditional money and banking textbooks are long, expensive, and full of so much institutional and technical modeling detail that students cannot understand the big picture. Thomas F. Cargill presents a new alternative: a short, inexpensive book without the 'bells and whistles' that teaches students the fundamentals in a clear, narrative form. In an engaging writing style, Cargill explains the three core components of money and banking, and their interactions: 1) the financial system, 2) government regulation and supervision, and 3) central bank policy. Cargill focuses on the interaction between government financial policy and central bank policy and offers a critique of the central bank's role in the economy, the tools it uses, how these tools affect the economy, and how effective these policies have been, providing a more balanced perspective of government policy failure versus market failure than traditional textbooks.

Proceedings of the International Conference on Modern Research in Aerospace Engineering

by Sanjay Singh Pushkar Raj Samir Tambe

This book includes high-quality research papers presenting the latest advances in aerospace and related engineering fields. The papers are organized according to six broad areas (i) Aerospace Propulsion, (ii) Space Research, Avionics and Instrumentation, (iii) Aerodynamics Wind Tunnel and Computational fluid dynamics (CFD), (iv) Structural Analysis and Finite Element Method (FEM), (v) Materials, Manufacturing and Air Safety and (vi) Aircraft Environmental and Control System and Stability, making it easy for readers to find the information they require. Offering insights into the state of the art in aerospace engineering, the original research presented is valuable to academics, researchers, undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as professionals in industry and R&D. The clearly written book can be used for the validation of data, and the development of experimental and simulation techniques as well as other mathematical approaches.

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