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On her first voyage as a stewardess aboard the Empress of Ireland, Ellie is drawn to the solitary fire stoker who stands by the ship's rail late at night, often writing in a journal. Jim. Ellie finds it hard to think of his name now. After their wonderful time in Quebec City, that awful night happened. The screams, the bodies, the frigid waters ... she tries hard to tell herself that he survived, but it's hard to believe when so many didn't. So when Wyatt Steele, journalist at The New York Times asks her for her story, Ellie refuses. But when he shows her Jim's journal, she jumps at the chance to be able to read it herself, to find some trace of the man she had fallen in love with, or perhaps a clue to what happened to him. There's only one catch: she will have to tell her story to Steele and he'll "pay" her by giving her the journal, one page at a time.
Bestselling God's Promises® with more than 15 million sold--now available in New International Version®. Nothing sets our minds and hearts at ease like the promises of God from His Word. For more than 25 years, the bestselling God's Promises line has put those promises at reader's fingertips. Now a new version offers those words of comfort and hope for women from the New International Version. The promises are grouped by topic, offering hope for times such as feeling overwhelmed, waiting on God, needing to know God's views on forgiveness, or growing spiritually. Whatever the need, whatever the question, God's Word answers with a promise. Features & Benefits:This bestselling series now features Scripture chosen just for women from the New International Version®Over 15 million copies sold in the God's Promises® lineEvery life situation is covered with Scripture, and this book gives readers biblical truths for every needConvenient resource filled with life-changing assurances for women
Based on the very successful German edition and a seminar held by the German Engineers` Association (VDI) on a regular basis for years now, this English edition has been thoroughly updated and revised to reflect the latest developments. It supplies in particular the special aspects of vacuum technology, applied vacuum pump types and vacuum engineering in the chemical, pharmaceutical and process industry application-segments. The text includes chapters dedicated to latest European regulations for operating in hazardous zones with vacuum systems, methods for process pressure control and regulation and leak detection. All of the authors work or did work at a selection of the most important German companies involved in vacuum technology, and their expertise is disseminated here for engineers working in vacuum technology, chemical process design, plant operation, and mechanical engineering.
"This book is the definitive guide for SAP NetWeaver BI professionals. Based on their extraordinary expertise with the product, the authors provide deep insights about key innovations in the areas of user experience, query performance, integrated planning, and enterprise-wide data warehousing." --Stefan Sigg, Vice President, SAP NetWeaver Business Intelligence The long-anticipated publication of this second edition reflects the growing success of SAP NetWeaver as well as the various Business Intelligence (BI) capabilities that are embedded with SAP BW version 7.0. Written by SAP insiders, this comprehensive guide takes into account the ever-changing features, functionality, and toolsets of SAP NetWeaver to bring you the most updated information on how to use SAP BW to design, build, deploy, populate, access, analyze, present, and administer data. You'll discover the options that are available in SAP NetWeaver and uncover a new means to improve business performance. This book reflects the process an organization goes through during an implementation of the software. The authors begin with an introduction to BI and SAP NetWeaver and quickly progress to information modeling and enterprise data warehouse concepts. You'll learn how to access and deliver meaningful analytic information to the organization, as well as perform integrated planning functions. Finally, the authors share invaluable insight on warehouse administration, performance, and security. With more than 50 percent new or revised material, this second edition of Mastering the SAP Business Information Warehouse shows you how to: Extract data from online transaction processing systems Store transformed data in a way that best supports reporting and analysis Use the various Business Explorer tools such as BEx Report Designer, BEx Analyzer, BEx Broadcaster, and BEx Web Application Designer Schedule, monitor, troubleshoot, and archive data loads The companion Web site contains sample chapters in Wiki format and the authors' blog where readers may enter discussions about the book and SAP. Wiley Technology Publishing Timely. Practical. Reliable. Visit our Web site at www.wiley.com/compbooks/ Visit the companion Web site at www.wiley.com/compbooks/mcdonald The companion Web site contains the sample code presented in the text of the book, plus implementation templates.
This much-needed book offers trainers, consultants, evaluation professionals, and human resource executives and practitioners a hands-on resource for understanding and applying the proven principles of confirmative evaluation. Confirmative evaluation is a marriage of evaluation and continuous improvement. Unlike other types of evaluation--which are used during the design of a learning program or applied immediately after conducting a program--confirmative evaluation follows several months after the program is implemented. It tests the endurance of outcomes, the return on investment, and establishes the effectivenss, efficiency, impact, and value of the training over time.
The Brave New World of eHR is an important resource, filled with the most current information and practical advice on eHR for human resource professionals and industrial and organizational psychologists. Written by an expert group of scholars, practitioners, and subject matter experts, this book offers an overview of the major technological trends in eHR, and shows how to use technology to enhance organizational effectiveness. Comprehensive in scope, the book includes information on a wide variety of topics and Reviews the transformation of human resources from manual processes to sophisticated CRM and ERP systems Examines the effectiveness of online strategies for attracting talent Offers valuable guidelines that can help organizations design, deliver, implement, and sustain e-selection systems Includes a review of the recent research on the effectiveness of distance learning in educational and organizational settings Analyzes the potential advantages and disadvantages of using eHR to manage employee performance Shows how technology supports the administration of compensation systems Outlines recent trends in delivering HR products and services Considers the functional and dysfunctional consequences of using eHR to attract, select, and manage the performance of employees in organizations Presents a fascinating and futuristic look at HR and technology for decades to come
When the first edition of Diversity and Motivation was published in 1995, it became a premier resource for faculty and administrators seeking effective and practical strategies that foster motivation among culturally diverse student groups. This revised and updated second edition of Diversity and Motivation offers a comprehensive understanding of teaching methods that promote respect, relevance, engagement, and academic success. Margery B. Ginsberg and Raymond J. Wlodkowski base their insights and concrete suggestions on their experiences and research as college faculty. The book defines norms, illustrates practices, and provides tools to develop four foundational conditions for intrinsically motivated learning: establishing inclusion, developing a positive attitude, enhancing meaning, and engendering competence. The authors provide perspectives on the social justice implications of each condition. Diversity and Motivation includes resources to help educators create a supportive community of learners, facilitate equitable discussions in linguistically diverse classrooms, design engaging lessons, and assess students fairly. The ideas in this book apply across disciplines and include teaching practices that can be easily adapted to a range of postsecondary settings. In addition, the authors include a cohesive approach to syllabus construction, lesson design, and faculty development. This new edition also contains a framework for motivating students outside traditional classroom settings.
Provides the foundation and tools that are essential for an enterprise to bring Operational Excellence into their organizational culture; gain maximum results, benefits and value Strategies for and implementing details for enterprises at all levels of maturity from those with programs in place to those looking to improve safety, health, environment performance as well as the efficiency and effectiveness of their operations Includes topics from concept to sustainability satisfying knowledge requirements of all levels in the organization Defines program objectives; develops improvement strategies; identifies and prioritizes improvement opportunities; implements improvement plans; monitors, continuously improves and sustains results Applicable to a broad variety of operating enterprises, academic institutions and third party implementing organizations
Surveys key advances in commercial satellite communications and what might be the implications and/or opportunities for end-users and service providers in utilizing the latest fast-evolving innovations in this field This book explores the evolving technical options and opportunities of satellite networks. Designed to be a self-contained reference, the book includes background technical material in an introductory chapter that will serve as a primer to satellite communications. The text discusses advances in modulation techniques, such as DBV-S2 extensions (DVS-S2X); spotbeam-based geosynchronous and medium earth orbit High Throughput Satellite (HTS) technologies and Internet applications; enhanced mobility services with aeronautical and maritime applications; Machine to Machine (M2M) satellite applications; emerging ultra HD technologies; and electric propulsion. The author surveys the latest innovations and service strategies and the resulting implications, which involves: Discussing advances in modulation techniques and HTS spotbeam technologies Surveying emerging high speed aeronautical mobility services and maritime and other terrestrial mobility services Assessing M2M (machine-to-machine) applications, emerging Ultra HD video technologies and new space technology Satellite communication is an integral part of the larger fields of commercial, television/media, government, and military communications, because of its multicast/broadcast capabilities, mobility, reliability, and global reach. High Throughput Satellites) are expected to revolutionize the field during this decade, providing very high speed, yet cost-effective, Internet access and connectivity anywhere in the world, in rural areas, in the air, and at sea. M2M connectivity, enabled by satellite communications, connects trucks on transcontinental trips, aircraft in real-time-telemetry aggregation, and mercantile ships. A comprehensive analysis of the new advances in satellite communications, Innovations in Satellite Communications Technology is a reference for telecommunications and satellite providers and end-users, technology investors, logistic professionals, and more.
Looking for entertaining stories of drama, glamour and passion featuring sophisticated and sensual African-American and multicultural heroes and heroines? Harlequin Kimani Romance brings you all this and more with these four new full-length books for one great price!SEDUCED BY MR. RIGHT (The Morretti Millionaires)Pamela YayeRace car legend Emilio Morretti stunned the world when he walked away from his fabulous career after a heartbreaking tragedy. He isn't looking for redemption or romance when he meets Sharleen Nichols, who is haunted by her own painful secret. Yet the voluptuous life coach's infectious zeal is starting to make him feel like a winner again. But will an enemy's vendetta destroy the happiness finally within their reach?EMBRACE MY HEARTAlTonya WashingtonAfter a painful relationship, Vectra Bauer is looking for a no-strings fling with Qasim Wilder, her platonic friend and financial advisor. But settling for a little of anything isn't Sim's ideal. He can't understand why she's hiding from their intense connection, which is more than just physical. The man who always gets what he wants is embracing his biggest challenge yet: to make the woman he adores believe in love once more....SNOWY MOUNTAIN NIGHTSLindsay EvansThe last person Reyna Allen expects to run into while vacationing is Garrison Richards, her ex-husband's divorce lawyer. Garrison is good at his job--a little too good--but he wants to show Reyna that he has since found his moral compass. But as their mutual heat thaws her resolve, will doubts put the freeze on their relationship before he can convince her that they're meant for happily ever after?SIN CITY TEMPTATION (Kimani Hotties: Forever My Lady)Sharon C. CooperFormer police officer Trinity Layton will do anything to keep her personal security business afloat--even babysit professional poker player Gunner Brooks. But when the gorgeous playboy convinces her to pose as his girlfriend, she might be the one who needs protecting, as their passionate charade quickly becomes all too real. Now, as Gunner prepares for the championship of his career, he's playing for the highest stakes of all: Trinity's heart.
Harlequin Romance brings you four new titles for one great price, available now! Experience the rush of falling in love! This Harlequin Romance bundle includes The Renegade Billionaire by Rebecca Winters, The Playboy of Rome by Jennifer Faye, Reunited with Her Italian Ex by Lucy Gordon and Her Knight in the Outback by Nikki Logan.Look for 4 compelling new stories every month from Harlequin Romance!
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More of the suspense you love -- now Love Inspired Suspense brings you six new titles, in two convenient bundles! Enjoy these contemporary heart-pounding tales of suspense, romance, hope and faith. This Love Inspired Suspense bundle includes Protection Detail by Shirlee McCoy, Hidden Agenda by Christy Barritt and Broken Silence by Annslee Urban.Look for 6 new inspirational suspense stories every month from Love Inspired Suspense!
Love Inspired brings you three new titles for one great price, available now! Enjoy these uplifting contemporary romances of faith, forgiveness and hope. This Love Inspired bundle includes A Wife for Jacob by Rebecca Kertz, The Forest Ranger's Rescue by Leigh Bale and Alaskan Homecoming by Teri Wilson.Look for 3 new inspirational stories every month from Love Inspired!
Harlequin® Historical brings you three new titles for one great price, available now! Enjoy these timeless love stories that capture the imagination and sizzle with scandal and seduction.This box set includes:MORROW CREEK RUNAWAY by Lisa PlumleyRosamond Dancy is determined to take back the reins of her life, until the past she longs to forget shows up on her doorstep--in the form of Miles Callaway...(Western)LORD GAWAIN'S FORBIDDEN MISTRESS by Carol Townend Knights of Champagne (Book 3 of 3)Few people know that Elise is the celebrated singer Blanchefleur le Fay. But she has an even greater secret... What will she do when her baby's father, Lord Gawain, returns to Troyes?A DEBT PAID IN MARRIAGE by Georgie LeeA marriage of convenience to Philip Rathbone is Laura Townsend's chance to reclaim her future, but she won't settle for anything less than true passion. Can she find it in Philip's arms?(Regency)Look for Box Set 1 of 2 for more timeless stories from Harlequin Historical!
Harlequin® Historical brings you three new Regency titles for one great price, available now! Enjoy these timeless love stories that capture the imagination and sizzle with scandal and seduction.This Regency box set includes:THE RAKE TO RESCUE HER by Julia JustissRansleigh Rogues (Book 3 of 4)When Alastair Ransleigh sees Diana, Duchess of Graveston, for the first time since she jilted him, he makes her a shocking offer...the chance to become his mistress. And she accepts!THE SOLDIER'S DARK SECRET by Marguerite KayeComrades in Arms (Book 1 of 2)Could enchanting French artist Celeste Marmion be the distraction that officer Jack Trestain so desperately craves? Or will her exquisite touch be enough to make him reveal his darkest secret?REUNITED WITH THE MAJOR by Anne HerriesRegency Brides of Convenience (Book 3 of 3)Major Harry Brockley gave up on love when he lost his heart to his colonel's wife, Samantha Scatterby. Now, Brock agrees to a loveless marriage--only for widowed Sam to reappear in his life!Look for Box Set 2 of 2 for more timeless stories from Harlequin Historical!
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Harlequin Special Edition brings you three new titles for one great price, available now! These are heartwarming, romantic stories about life, love and family. This Harlequin Special Edition bundle includes Mendoza's Secret Fortune by USA TODAY bestselling author Marie Ferrarella, A Second Chance at Crimson Ranch by Michelle Major and From City Girl to Rancher's Wife by Ami Weaver.Look for 6 compelling new stories every month from Harlequin Special Edition!
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Harlequin Presents brings you four new titles for one great price! This Presents bundle includes Princess's Secret Baby by USA TODAY bestselling author Carol Marinelli, At the Count's Bidding by USA TODAY bestselling author Caitlin Crews, The Real Romero by USA TODAY bestselling author Cathy Williams and His Defiant Desert Queen by NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Jane Porter.Look for 8 new exciting stories every month from Harlequin Presents!
www.FionaMcCallum.comFrom the rugged beauty of the Adelaide Hills comes a story of loss, hope and new beginnings Claire McIntyre has it all: an adoring husband, a bubbly best friend, a chic town house and a high-flying corporate career in the city. But somehow she's forgotten what really makes her happy. After receiving tragic news, closely followed by the loss of her job, Claire's world is thrown into turmoil. Forced to reevaluate everything that matters to her, she soon finds herself back at the very place she's been running from her whole life-the family property, where reputations are hard won and easily lost, and where fortune is as fickle as the weather. Here, in the rugged beauty of the Australian Adelaide Hills, Claire starts to rebuild her life with her friends, her father and his beloved racehorses-including a promising young horse called Paycheque. But just as she begins to find happiness, and perhaps even love, fate comes to call. Now Claire must decide whether to do the sensible thing, or risk it all on her newfound passion.
Abdominal X-rays for Medical Students is a comprehensive resource offering guidance on reading, presenting and interpreting abdominal radiographs. Suitable for medical students, junior doctors, nurses and trainee radiographers, this brand new title is clearly illustrated using a unique colour overlay system to present the main pathologies and to highlight the abnormalities in abdomen x-rays. Abdominal X-rays for Medical Students: * Covers the key knowledge and skills necessary for practical use * Provides an effective and memorable way to analyse and present abdominal radiographs - the unique 'ABCDE' system as developed by the authors * Presents each radiograph twice, side by side: the first as seen in the clinical setting, and the second with the pathology clearly highlighted * Includes self-assessment to test knowledge and presentation technique With a systematic approach covering both the analysis of radiographs and next steps mirroring the clinical setting and context, Abdominal X-rays for Medical Students is a succinct and up-to-date overview of the principles and practice of this important topic.
In this sexy, sweet prequel novella to her new series, USA TODAY bestselling author Maisey Yates welcomes readers to the charming small town of Copper Ridge, Oregon, where it's never too late for second chances.There's not much about his teenage years that Jake Caldwell can be proud of. Except maybe for keeping his hands off cute, kindhearted Cassie Ventimiglia. She was the only one who saw him as more than a tattooed rebel who couldn't wait to leave the ranching life behind. Now he's back in Copper Ridge to sell his father's property--and staying right above Cassie's coffee shop. And out of nowhere, the girl he's never forgotten is offering a whole lot more than fresh-baked muffins...Jake's dark, smoldering appeal hasn't changed one bit. But Cassie has. Following everyone else's rules didn't quite work out. Time to ask for what she's always wanted...and what Jake's more than happy to give: a wild, hot romance that could make a one-time bad boy realize he's back for good.Don't miss Part Time Cowboy, the first in the Copper Ridge series, from HQN Books!www.MaiseyYates.com
New York Times bestselling author Maria V. Snyder wowed readers with Poison Study, the unforgettable story of poison taster Yelena. Now she's back with a new tale of intrigue. Once, only her own life hung in the balance... Oddly enough, when Yelena was a poison taster, her life was simpler. But she'd survived to become a vital part of the balance of power between rival countries Ixia and Sitia. Now she uses her magic to keep the peace in both lands-and protect her relationship with Valek. Suddenly, though, they are beset on all sides by those vying for power through politics and intrigue. Valek's job and his life are in danger. As Yelena tries to uncover the scope of these plots, she faces a new challenge: her magic is blocked. She must keep that a secret-or her enemies will discover just how vulnerable she really is-while searching for who or what is responsible for neutralizing her powers. Yes, the days of tasting poisons were much simpler. And certainly not as dangerous...of this original and entertaining epic fantasy is impossible. Suffice it to say that the action is nonstop. The many characters leap to life, particularly Yelena, whose first-person narrative is riveting." -RT Book Reviews on Fire Study Now available as ebooks!