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Essential Prefab Straw Bale Construction : The Complete Step-by-Step Guide

by Chris Magwood

Prefabricated straw bale wall panels combine the performance and low environmental impact of traditional straw bale with reduced labor and more consistent results. These structural insulated panels (SIPs) are built offsite and transported to the job site, or built onsite and "tipped up" into position. Essential Prefabricated Straw Bale Construction is a fully illustrated practical guide to this affordable, scalable method. This indispensable manual includes a complete introduction to the use of prefabricated bale walls, packed with all the information you need to determine whether they are the right choice for your project. It covers: Specifications, engineering details and building code references Comprehensive step-by-step instructions and detail drawings Finishing and maintenance techniques Budgeting and labor estimates Additional resources Essential Prefabricated Straw Bale Construction is part of New Society's Sustainable Building Series. Written by the world's leading sustainable builders, designers and engineers, these succinct, user-friendly handbooks are indispensable tools for any project where accurate and reliable information are key to success. Get the Essentials! Chris Magwood is a sustainable builder and designer specializing in green and natural building techniques, the co-founder and co-director of the Endeavour Centre, and the author of several books on sustainable building including Making Better Buildings, More Straw Bale Building and Straw Bale Details.

Essential Primary Care

by Andrew Blythe Jessica Buchan

Essential Primary Care aims to provide undergraduate students with a comprehensive overview of the clinical problems encountered in primary care. It covers the structure of primary care in the UK, disease prevention and the management of common and important clinical presentations from infancy to old age. Case studies are used in every chapter to illustrate key learning points. The book provides practical advice on how to consult with patients, make sense of their symptoms, explain things to them, and manage their problems.Essential Primary Care: * Is structured in five sections: - The building blocks of primary care: its structure and connection with secondary care, the consultation, the process of making a diagnosis, prescribing, and ethical issues - Health promotion - Common and important presenting problems in roughly chronological order - Cancer - Death and palliative care* Gives advice on how to phrase questions when consulting with patients and how to present information to patients* Provides advice on how management extends to prescribing - often missing from current textbooks* Contains case studies within each chapter which reflect the variety of primary care and provide top tips and advice for consulting with patients* Supported by a companion website at www.wileyessential.com/primarycare featuring MCQs, EMQs, cases and OSCE checklists

The Essential Prose of John Milton

by John Milton William Kerrigan John Rumrich Stephen M. Fallon

Edited by William Kerrigan, John Rumrich, and Stephen M. Fallon The legendary author of Paradise Lost and other poems was also a superb and provocative prose writer. Culled from Modern Library's definitive The Complete Poetry and Essential Prose of John Milton, this indispensable collection, authoritatively annotated and updated for this new volume, now includes selections from Milton's Commonplace Book and the complete text of The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates in addition to Milton's letters, pamphlets, political tracts, and essays. Milton tackles diverse subjects and takes controversial positions, including notorious defenses of divorce and protests against censorship. With expert analysis, a chronology of the author's life, clean layouts, and a comprehensive index, The Essential Prose of John Milton is an invaluable keepsake--a book bound to be a revelation for all readers of this monumental author."Meticulously edited, full of tactful annotations that set the stage for his work and his times, and bringing Milton, as a poet and a thinker, vividly alive before us."--Robert Hass, former Poet Laureate of the United States

Essential Psychiatry

by Robin M. Murray Kenneth S. Kendler Peter McGuffin Simon Wessely David J. Castle Robin M. Murray Kenneth S. Kendler Peter Mcguffin Simon Wessely

This is a major international textbook for psychiatrists and other professionals working in the field of mental healthcare. With contributions from opinion-leaders from around the globe, this book will appeal to those in training as well as experiences professionals seeking a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of effective clinical practice backed by research evidence. The book is divided into cohesive sections moving from coverage of the tools and skills of the trade, through descriptions of the major psychiatric disorders and on to consider special topics and issues surrounding service organization. The final important section provides a comprehensive review of treatments covering all of the major modalities. This new and completely revised edition is the only book to provide this depth and breadth of coverage in an accessible, yet authoritative manner.

Essential Psychic Healing: A Complete Guide to Healing Yourself, Healing Others, and Healing the Earth

by Diane Stein

Author and healer Diane Stein brings to the layperson psychic healing techniques once assumed to be too esoteric to use without highly specialized knowledge, years of training, and a paranormal gift. ESSENTIAL PSYCHIC HEALING helps us tap into the potent healing power of our own psychic energies. For the beginner, Diane offers theory and instruction in basic meditation, visualization, kundalini energy, chakras, and auras. Those at the intermediate level will learn to utilize spirit guides and angels, and how to use healing crystals, hands-on healing methods, emotional release work, and remote healing. An advanced program discusses healing karma and past lives, soul retrieval, releasing entities, spirit attachments, and understanding and aiding the death process. Whether you are new to or well acquainted with these principles, ESSENTIAL PSYCHIC HEALING is an indispensable primer.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Essential Psychology

by Philip Banyard Dr Belinda Winder Christine Norman Gayle Dillon

Essential Psychology returns for a second edition with a vivid narrative writing style designed for undergraduates, features designed to stimulate critical thinking and inspire students to learn independently, and an expanded companion website full of useful resources for lecturers and students. This comprehensive introductory text is relevant for both the specialist and non-specialist psychology student, challenging those who studied psychology before university while remaining accessible to those who did not. The 2nd edition: Gives students a firm foundation in all areas covered on accredited British Psychological Society degree courses Includes new chapters on psychopathology, research methods, language, motivation and emotion, lifespan development, health psychology, forensic psychology and critical social psychology Relates theory to the real world to help students think about where they will employ their degree after undergraduate study Comes with a SAGE edge companion website with a suite of resources to enhance the learning experience (edge.sagepub.com/banyard2e)

Essential Psychopathology Casebook

by Mark D. Kilgus William S. Rea

A problem-based learning casebook, keyed to the newly released DSM-V. The clinical cases in this book are about real people suffering from psychopathology. Reviewing these cases will allow the early clinician to learn by observing the decision-making process of experienced clinicians. Reading this book is as close to a real-life experience as a reader can have without a patient in front of them. Each chapter is consistently organized to answer these central questions concerning clinical presentation: functional impairment; DSM diagnosis (keyed to DSM-V); epidemiology; differential diagnosis; etiology and pathogenesis; natural course without treatment; evidence-based bio-psycho-socio-spiritual treatment options; clinical course with management and treatment; systems-based practice issues; and legal, ethical, and cultural challenges. Designed as a clinical companion to the bestselling text, Essential Psychopathology and Its Treatment: Third Edition, this book's important lessons can also be learned by reading it as a stand-alone text.

Essential Psychopathology & Its Treatment

by Mark D. Kilgus Jerrold S. Maxmen Nicholas G. Ward

Long considered a leading text on the assessment, diagnosis, and treatmentof psychiatric disorders, this latest revision includes cutting-edge updates inneuroscience, psychopharmacology, and genetics. Geared to resident students inpsychiatry and related disciplines, it makes practical, readable sense of the field.

Essential Psychotherapies, Third Edition

by Alan Gurman Stanley Messer

The leading survey text for basic psychotherapy courses, this book offers authoritative, engaging presentations of the 12 most important forms of psychotherapy practiced today. Prominent experts cover traditional treatments as well as influential models that have been developed relatively recently, giving students and practitioners a solid grasp of foundational theories, techniques, and research. Each chapter follows a common set of organizational guidelines; features illustrative vignettes and a full case example; and concludes with readings and resources to guide further study. New to This Edition *Incorporates the latest clinical developments and research. Chapter on "third-wave" behavior therapies. Each chapter has expanded discussions of the role of the therapeutic relationship and the use of evidence-based practices. Concise chapters make the book even more instructor and student friendly.

The Essential Reader's Companion: Star Wars

by Darren Tan Jeff Carlisle Pablo Hidalgo Chris Trevas Brian Rood

THE DEFINITIVE WORD ON STAR WARS FICTION The legendary motion picture Star Wars has spawned two big-screen sequels and three prequels--and decades of bestselling fiction. From the original movie tie-in novel through the monumental Fate of the Jedi series, legions of devoted readers have helped expand science fiction's most celebrated film saga into a page-turning print sensation. Now, for the first time, a comprehensive overview of these sweeping Star Wars adventures is presented in one beautifully illustrated volume. Star Wars: The Essential Reader's Companion spans the entire galaxy of published Star Wars fiction--movie novelizations, original stand alone and series novels, short stories, eBook novellas, young adult titles, and comics--and features: * a concise synopsis of each story, including key characters and planets * exclusive behind-the-scenes facts and anecdotes about authors, plot and character development, continuity notes, and significance in the Star Wars Expanded Universe * details on which novels are linked to Star Wars comic books from Dark Horse and Marvel * a chronological listing of titles, spanning the 25,000-year history of the Star Wars universe and placing each story in its proper context * more than one hundred full-color original paintings throughout by some of fans' favorite artists Whether skimming through fateful eras from the Old Republic to the New Jedi Order; delving deep into the ancient history of the Lost Tribe of the Sith or the tumultuous Clone Wars; crossing paths--and lightsabers--with Dark Lords such as Plagueis or Bane, Sidious or Vader; helming the Millennium Falcon with Han Solo; or mastering the Force with Luke Skywalker, this one-of-a-kind, one-stop reference is a must for fans looking to maximize their knowledge of the sprawling Star Wars Expanded Universe.

Essential Readings in Comparative Politics

by Ronald Rogowski Patrick H. O'Neil

Essential Readings in Comparative Politics combines classic theoretical works, contemporary scholarship, and serious journalistic pieces for undergraduate comparative politics courses. Designed to complement the core textbook, Essentials of Comparative Politics, the reader's chapters are organized thematically around major topics. The Fourth Edition includes 40% new readings.

Essential Readings in World Politics (Second Edition)

by Karen A. Mingst Jack Snyder

The articles have been selected to meet several criteria. First, the collection is designed to augment and amplify the core Essentials of International Relations text (third edition) by Karen Mingst. The chapters in this book follow those in the text. Second, the selections are purposefully eclectic, that is, key theoretical articles are paired with contemporary pieces found in the popular literature. When possible articles have been chosen to reflect diverse theoretical perspectives and policy viewpoints. The articles are also both readable and engaging to undergraduates. The co-editors struggled to maintain the integrity of the challenging pieces, while making them accessible to undergraduates at a variety of colleges and universities.

Essential Reiki

by Diane Stein

Reiki is an ancient and profoundly simple system of "laying on of hands" healing derived from Tibetan Buddhism. In the West, Reiki has been kept highly secret for many years. ESSENTIAL REIKI presents full information on all three degrees of this healing system, most of it in print for the first time. Teaching from the perspective that Reiki healing belongs to all people, Diane Stein breaks new ground in her classic guide to this ancient practice. While no book can replace the directly received Reiki "attunements," ESSENTIAL REIKI provides everything else that the healer, practitioner, and teacher of this system needs.From the Hardcover edition.

Essential Reiki Teaching Manual: A Companion Guide for Reiki Healers

by Diane Stein

Reiki master and best-selling author Diane Stein has been a dedicated hands-on healer since 1988. Stein believes strongly that this powerful healing art, once a closely guarded secret tradition, should be accessible and available to all. Since she began teaching in 1990, Stein has initiated thousands of students in all three levels of Reiki healing. Through these efforts she developed a comprehensive teaching method that encompasses the fundamentals of this ancient system. The ESSENTIAL REIKI TEACHING MANUAL equips the Reiki initiate with the practical tools needed for launching a Reiki healing practice, leading a Reiki workshop, and becoming a more effective Reiki practitioner. This hands-on instructional guide together with the digitally re-mastered DIANE STEIN'S ESSENTIAL REIKI WORKSHOP DVD is the next best thing to a personal teaching session with Diane Stein herself.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Essential Reporting

by Jon Smith

'If you want a book that instructs you about all the technical skills you need to pass the examinations set by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) and embark on a career in journalism, then this is the book for you. It outlines the basic knowledge required to succeed as a trainee reporter. Shorthand, intros, writing styles, subbing, layout, the way newsrooms work and how to find things out are among the range of skills described. Replete with no-nonsense quotes from the hard-nosed men and women of the regional and local press around the British Isles, the book provides an exhaustive account of the reporting, writing and researching techniques to do the "best job in the world".... Clearly written, comprehensive and well laid out' - Times Higher Education 'Precisely what it says on the cover - a down-to-earth essential handbook for anyone embarking on a career in journalism. All you need to know about avoiding newsroom minefields and attracting the editor's attention for the right reasons. If only it had been around in my day!' - Bob Satchwell, Executive Director, Society of Editors '. . . an excellent practical guide to the whole business of reporting. ' - Writing Magazine This is a book for everyone who wants to be a journalist: a practical guide to all you need to know, learn and do to succeed as a trainee reporter in today's newsroom. Although the world of journalism is changing fast, as technology blurs the boundaries between newspapers, radio, television and web-based media, the reporter's core role remains the same: to recognise news, communicate with people, gather information, and create accurate, balanced and readable stories. Essential Reporting, written by an experienced NCTJ examiner, explains how to do this. Contents include: · What makes a good reporter · What is news, and how to find it · How newsrooms work · Day-to-day life as a reporter · Key reporting tasks · Covering courts and councils · Successful interviewing · Writing news stories · Specialist reporting · Handling sound, pictures and the web It also contains a wealth of advice, tips and warnings from working journalists, a guide to NCTJ training and examinations, a glossary and a guide to further reading. It will be invaluable to anyone embarking on a career in journalism and is the NCTJ's recommended introductory text for all students on college and university courses preparing them to become successful reporters.

Essential Research Findings in Counselling and Psychotherapy

by Mick Cooper

Are some therapies more effective than others? How important is the relationship? Which clients do best in therapy? Essential Research Findings in Counselling and Psychotherapy answers these questions and many more, providing trainees, practitioners and researchers with a comprehensive introduction to the latest findings in the field. The book sets out in a jargon-free way the evidence for the effectiveness of therapy and the factors associated with positive therapeutic outcomes. It gives suggestions for further reading, definitions of key terms and questions for discussion, making this an ideal text for use in training. The book is also designed for practitioners who increasingly need to justify their therapeutic work on empirical grounds. Essential Research Findings in Counselling and Psychotherapy gives them the knowledge and confidence to do just that. More than that, it makes research findings accessible and provides information on how to practice counselling and psychotherapy in an effective way. Watch Mick Cooper talking about this book on YouTube: To view the Part 1 - Click Here To view the Part 2 - Click Here To view the Part 3 - Click Here

The Essential Retirement Guide

by Frederick Vettese

Retirement planning is difficult enough without having to contend with misinformation. Unfortunately, much of the advice that is dispensed is either unsubstantiated or betrays a strong vested interest. In The Essential Retirement Guide, Frederick Vettese analyses the most fundamental questions of retirement planning and offers some startling insights. The book finds, for example that: Saving 10 percent a year is not a bad rule of thumb if you could follow it, but there will be times when you cannot do so and it might not even be advisable to try. Most people never spend more than 50 percent of their gross income on themselves before retirement; hence their retirement income target is usually much less than 70 percent. Interest rates will almost certainly stay low for the next 20 years, which will affect how much you need to save. Even in this low-interest environment, you can withdraw 5 percent or more of your retirement savings each year in retirement without running out of money. Your spending in retirement will almost certainly decline at a certain age so you may not need to save quite as much as you think. As people reach the later stages of retirement, they become less capable of managing their finances, even though they grow more confident of their ability to do so! Plan for this before it is too late. Annuities have become very expensive, but they still make sense for a host of reasons. In addition, The Essential Retirement Guide shows how you can estimate your own lifespan and helps you to understand the financial implications of long-term care. Most importantly, it reveals how you can calculate your personal wealth target - the amount of money you will need by the time you retire to live comfortably. The author uses his actuarial expertise to substantiate his findings but does so in a jargon-free way.

The Essential Rumi (New Expanded Edition)

by Coleman Barks

This revised and expanded edition of the comprehensive one-volume edition of the ancient poet includes a new introduction by Coleman Barks, and 57 new poems never published before.

The Essential Rumi - reissue

by Coleman Barks

The best-selling Rumi book ever is now better than ever! This revised and expanded edition of the comprehensive one-volume edition of America's most popular poet includes a new introduction by Coleman Barks, and 57 new poems never published before. The ecstatic, spiritual poetry of Rumi is more popular than ever, and The Essential Rumi continues to be far and away the top-selling title of all Rumi books. With the addition of many new poems and a new introduction, The Essential Rumi is now clearly the definitive, and most delightful selection of Rumi's poetry.

The Essential Rumi - reissue

by Coleman Barks

The best-selling Rumi book ever is now better than ever! This revised and expanded edition of the comprehensive one-volume edition of America's most popular poet includes a new introduction by Coleman Barks, and 57 new poems never published before. The ecstatic, spiritual poetry of Rumi is more popular than ever, and The Essential Rumi continues to be far and away the top-selling title of all Rumi books. With the addition of many new poems and a new introduction, The Essential Rumi is now clearly the definitive, and most delightful selection of Rumi's poetry.

The Essential Russell Kirk

by Russell Kirk

As the author of The Conservative Mind and other seminal books, Russell Kirk is usually thought of as one of the American conservative political movement's most important progenitors. But as this collection demonstrates, Kirk was perhaps at his best as an essayist. This volume also confirms that Kirk's was principally a literary and historical conservatism that refused to fit the irreducible complexity of human experience to the requirements of any ideological straitjacket.With The Essential Russell Kirk, literary critic George A. Panichas captures the breadth and depth of Kirk's intellectual project by gathering together forty-four of the most masterful of Kirk's essays, along with a unique chronology told in Kirk's own words and a substantial introduction that articulates the deep humanism that animated Kirk's philosophy. The result is a carefully assembled volume that gives us a fuller picture of an extraordinary man and writer, one whose labors had, and continue to have, remarkable repercussions on the American literary and political landscape.

The Essential Sangharakshita: A Half-Century of Writings from the Founder of the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order

by Emily Stout Urgyen Sangharakshita

Profoundly knowledgeable and articulate, and equally at home with science, philosophy, myth, art, and poetry, Urgyen Sangharakshita uses every inner avenue to communicate the timeless Dharma to the Western mind. Engaging both the intellect and the heart countless times in a single chapter, the author draws remarkably apt examples from sources as diverse as Orwell, Aeschylus, and Jane Austen. This distilled volume is a primer to the breadth and depth of Buddhist thought and practice.

The Essential School Board Book: Better Governance in the Age of Accountability

by Richard F. Elmore Nancy Walser

The Essential School Board Book highlights effective practices that are common to high-functioning boards around the country--boards that are working successfully with their superintendents and communities to improve teaching and learning. Amid today's heightened attention on student achievement, school boards find their responsibilities intensified and transformed. In this age of accountability, all school boards need to consider how best to maintain a focus on student achievement and promote it through district and school policies. In a highly readable and accessible fashion, the book summarizes research linking school board practices to student achievement. It features stories of sixteen diverse boards around the country--elected and appointed; rural, urban, and suburban--and the policies and procedures they have employed to enhance student achievement. Also included is a resource section for those investigating successful school board policies and practices in more depth.

Essential SharePoint

by Jeff Webb

Want to work more efficiently and effectively? Want to improve productivity? Microsoft is betting that you do. That's why it created Windows SharePoint Services--a set of collaboration tools that helps organizations increase individual and team productivity by enabling them to create web sites for information sharing and document collaboration. Through these team-oriented web sites, users capture and share ideas, and work together on documents, tasks, contacts, etc.--either among themselves or with partners and customers. And if you have Windows 2003 Server, then you already have SharePoint, since it's built right in. But before you can enjoy the benefits of SharePoint, you need to know how to turn it on, set it up, and get your applications working with it. Essential Sharepoint will help you do just that. It's not only the most complete guide for setting up and using these increasingly popular sites, but it also explains in detail the integration that makes SharePoint exciting. Everything you need to know about SharePoint is covered, including: hosting choices administration customization integration with Microsoft Office developing new SharePoint functionality when to use SharePoint portal serverEssential Sharepoint covers all the key topics for getting up and running with this powerful and popular set of collaboration tools. And it's not just for members of the IT staff. This comprehensive guide is for anyone in an organization who wants to explore Microsoft SharePoint in order to foster collaboration with other users.

Essential Shit - Bollocks Why Didn't I Think of That

by Anthony Rubino Jr

From the invention of the electric chair to the less offensive post-it note, "Bollocks! Why Didnt I Think of That?" features 101 clever inventions we could no longer imagine life without. Each ingenious invention comes complete with its history and handy trivia - I bet you you didn't know early Romans used porcupine quills as tooth-picks? Or that 1,000,000,000 Barbies have been sold worldwide? This must-have guide will allow you to impress your mates with your newfound fascinating knowledge of every invention from toilet paper to the Theory of Evolution. And it will have you slapping your head in no time, thinking "Bollocks! Why didn't I think of that?"

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