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Matching DNA samples from crime scenes and suspects is rapidly becoming a key source of evidence for use in our justice system. DNA Technology in Forensic Science offers recommendations for resolving crucial questions that are emerging as DNA typing becomes more widespread. The volume addreses key issues: Quality and reliability in DNA typing, including the introduction of new technologies, problems of standardization, and approaches to certification. DNA typing in the courtroom, including issues of population genetics, levels of understanding among judges and juries, and admissibility. Societal issues, such as privacy of DNA data, storage of samples and data, and the rights of defendants to quality testing technology. Combining this original volume with the new update--The Evaluation of Forensic DNA Evidence--provides the complete, up-to-date picture of this highly important and visible topic. This volume offers important guidance to anyone working with this emerging law enforcement tool: policymakers, specialists in criminal law, forensic scientists, geneticists, researchers, faculty, and students.
From selling his high school to Pepsi, to signing the authors of The Secret to his publishing company without even having enough money to pay the phone bill, Sanjay will show you how to deal with any obstacle. He will change your fear into fuel and overcome your hesitations of cold-calling, risk and most importantly...success! As a practicing Master Hypno-therapist, speaker, publisher and film producer, Sanjay will prove to you that you have what it takes to do anything you want at any age without money, contacts or formal education. Success is yours, but you are the only one holding you back.
Are you wondering if you should get an MBA? In this concise guide from the experts at the Princeton Review, you'll find the background, statistics, and context you need to figure out if an MBA is the right choice for you. Do I Need an MBA? gives you a succinct but comprehensive grasp of the issues you may want to consider before applying to business school. You'll get essential info on: · the current business school admissions landscape · what you can expect from the business school experience, both academically and socially · types of MBA degree programs and concentrations · practical information about financing your business degree · advice on applying to MBA programs (criteria, rounds vs. rolling admissions, acing the GMAT and your essays, etc.) · recruiting, career options, and the job market for newly minted MBAsThe experts also provide a detailed cost-benefit analysis for your MBA--giving you a realistic look at how much debt you'll need to take out, the potential opportunity cost of lost income if you go to school full time, and what you might expect to earn with your MBA after graduation. Do I Need an MBA? will give you information you need to help make the most informed choice possible. The ebook also includes a special section for International students hoping to attend school in the U.S., with admissions advice and logistical guidance specifically for students coming from abroad.
Come sail away to exotic ports of call under a tropical moon . . . fall into the strong arms of a hot new lover . . . just let the waves rock you, baby. All night long . . . Cruise Ship Charlie Wow. Hello, sailor. Who knew a man could look so good in white? Fashion Designer Petula just ran into a nauti-boy named Charlie on the luxury cruise ship Ortensia. The strapping young sailor is more than happy to satisfy her most sensual needs-and their torrid first encounter is blazing hot . . . Southern Seaman Buck believes that ladies should always come first and that's just part of his sexy southern charm. The gorgeous ladies of the night who the seasoned crew members introduced him to are totally smitten. Come over here, sugar. He can't say no. Buck gives them his all-again and again and again . . . Merchant Maureen Maureen is a top-notch sailor and an available female on a sleek merchant marine vessel crossing the Atlantic, holding her own on deck-and elsewhere. The entire crew is ready, willing, and able to serve her, but she's only interested in the first mate, Roger Trent. Talk about shipshape. Talk about a stud. Roger is the man . . .
Mark Forster's book "Get Everything Done and Still Have Time to Play" took an entirely new approach to time management. One of his most important points was that once we have taken on a commitment, prioritising does not work because we need to do everything relating to that commitment. In the six years since he wrote the book as he has reached thousands of people through writing, seminars and coaching, he has continued to develop and refine his methods . He has now perfected even more effective methods of getting everything done through the introduction of some radical new ideas, including closed lists, the manyana principle and the "will do" list. He is brilliant at helping people to use new forms of communication effectively so that they do not become a tyrant. The result is a complete system which will enable almost anyone to complete one day's work in one day.
Making learning a hands-on experience, Do-It-Yourself Early Learning shows home child care providers how to find and use many of the inexpensive--and often overlooked--building, home-repair, and construction materials available at local hardware stores and home centers to create fun activities and toys that promote play, exploration, and discovery.This innovative guide takes teachers on a journey through the aisles of the local home center to help them find creative ways to teach young children to build, interact, and learn from a wide variety of materials--from plumbing and electrical supplies to paints and hardware items.
When you stop trying to do so much, you get so much more doneDo you put yourself under too much pressure to succeed, which only makes it harder to achieve? Are you constantly playing catch-up and struggling to find time for the things, and people, you love? It doesn't have to be this way. Anything is possible when you stop trying to do everything at the same time. Often it's fear that keeps us stuck in our patterns. If we're super busy then no one can say we're not working hard. But there's another way to live a life that's both more enjoyable and more productive, if only we can break those routines.In Do Less, Get More, entrepreneur and bestselling author Shaa Wasmund reveals that when we embrace a "less is more" attitude, we can appreciate all the good things we already have and find the courage to prune the nonessentials. And then we can find the space in which to pursue exciting new opportunities.Wasmund teaches us how to become experts in the things we're truly passionate about, rather than mediocre jacks-of-all-trades. Her tools include exercises like:* Escaping the "when, then" trap. Stop putting something off because you're waiting to be ready ("I'll start my own business when my kids are out of the house" or "I'll lose weight when this project is over"). Take one practical step toward what you want right now.* Nurturing your support network: Who are the people who truly support you? Prioritize those who are genuinely on your side and practice asking for help. Focus on quality over quantity in developing your network.* Scheduling for value: What gets put in our calendar gets done. And you shouldn't only plan for work projects: scheduling time for the people and activities you love and that give you purpose and energy is just as important. This life-changing book gives you the tools to ditch your to-do list and follow your dreams. It will be your essential guide to doing what you love--and letting go of the rest.
Achieve stellar savings with the techniques used on bradsdeals.comDo More, Spend Less provides tips, advice, real-world examples, and strategies consumers need to know to compete in the consumer world. Author Brad Wilson, founder of BradsDeals.com, explains the techniques and buying strategies that are used on his site, which have saved 19 million consumers more than $200 million on BradsDeals.com in the past year alone. The majority of deals on his site provide free, or nearly free, products and services. This book provides tips, advice, real-world examples, and strategies consumers need to know to compete in the consumer world.Shares why you should never buy an Apple product from the Apple storeDetails how to spend three weeks in a suite at the Park Hyatt Paris for $20Shares the unknown way to clean up your credit report and add at least 20 points to your scoreThe entire basis for thinking about how best to shop, spend, travel, bank--essentially all aspects of being a consumer--has fundamentally changed. The power is now in your hands, and Do More, Spend Less shows you how to master your savings.
The doors to the UCLA Medical Center Emergency Room burst open and a young nurse stumbles in-- blinded, her once-beautiful face hideously blistered and burning from a savage attack by an unknown assailant. A dedicated physician, ER Chief David Spier is no stranger to the terrible ravages of senseless violence. But this tragedy hits too close to home; the victim is a colleague. A second violent assault suggests the unthinkable: A disturbed man is stalking the medical center, and specifically the women who work there. It's up to Dr. Spier to keep the emergency room running smoothly and efficiently, even as his terrified coworkers wonder who might be next. But destiny is about to place him at the very center of a media frenzy that erupts in the wake of the attacks when the brutal assailant himself is dragged into the E.R. in handcuffs and placed under Dr. Spier's care.., as a patient. Hindered by a mutinous staff that refuses to administer to the damaged man, up against angry L.A. cops who would rather see the criminal dead than imprisoned and alarmed media hungry for a lead story at any cost, Dr. Spier must now make the most difficult ethical decision of his career. But by doing so he underestimates the power and cunning of the man he is sworn to heal, and inadvertently unleashes a bloody wave of horror that threatens to engulf every -md eve:*..hing he cares about. A single act of humanity has made him a pariah in the eyes of the city--and the target of a twisted, tormented madman's hope and vengeance. Dr. Spier's most sacred oath as a healer has become his death sentence. To save a city under siege and himself, he must descend into the blackest depths of a twisted and vicious mind.., to unlock an unspeakable secret that has been hidden away for decades behind hospital doors.
All millionaire businessman Cody Landon wanted for Christmas was sweet payback. Superstar singer Sarah Rose had betrayed him for the limelight--and now she'd taste his revenge. He'd seduce her, then leave her forever. But Cody didn't count on being hungry for more. Or on the resulting pregnancy. To save her image and career, Sarah Rose would have to marry him. Giving Cody what he'd wanted all along: all access-- all the time. Once their baby was born, he'd divorce her. Or would his Christmas bride get what she wanted?
Experience the epic, sweeping story of Jake and Miranda Harkner from Bittner's beloved Outlaw Hearts, called by New York Times bestseller Heather Graham "a wonderful, absorbing read, with characters to capture the heart and the imagination".Fate brought them together. His past may tear them apart.Miranda Hayes' life was changed the day she faced down infamous gunslinger Jake Harkner...and walked away with his heart. Their fates have been intertwined ever since. Hunted by the law, fleeing across a savage land, their desperate love flourished despite countless sorrows. Now, twenty-six years later, their family has finally found some measure of peace...balanced on the knife's edge of danger.Jake has spent his years as a U.S. Marshal atoning for sins, bringing law to the land he once terrorized. But no matter how hard he fights the demons of his brutal past, the old darkness still threatens to consume him. Only Miranda keeps the shadows at bay. But when outlaws looking for revenge strike a fatal blow, Jake risks losing the one woman who saw past his hard exterior and to the man inside.He always knew there'd be the devil to pay. He just never realized he might not be the one to bear the ultimate price.
In this erudite and playful primer on the art of conversation, Stephen Kuusisto vigorously tackles the slippery subject of how to converse meaningfully with others. Kuusisto employs a wide range of personal anecdotes, classical texts, and an engaging style to illustrate his points. In seven short, provocative and imaginatively wrought chapters, he spins a compelling argument for the joys of "being connected," and skillfully shows how to achieve this bond in everyday exchanges.
A songbird is silenced ... by murder.With her soulful voice and delicate beauty, Starr Hendrix seemed destined to live up to her name and hit it big as a jazz singer. But her career ended before it began, and Mali's father offered Starr a second chance by giving her top billing as singer for his popular jazz band's latest show. Mali isn't surprised when Starr doesn't show -- but everyone is shocked when the troubled woman is found savagely murdered....The prime suspect is a low-life pimp with a grudge against Starr. But then the pimp stops a bullet -- and everyone suspects Starr's devastated father of exacting his own revenge. Mali vows to use her experience as a former cop to find the real killer. Her search will take her in and out of the "three B's" of Harlem: the beauty shops, barbershops, and the bars. But it will also lead Mali directly into the path of a killer -- one who, if not stopped, will almost surely strike again....From the Paperback edition.
When it comes to love, how many chances do you get? Girl meets prince. Girl looses prince. Girl gets prince back -- right? Well, that's what Valerie is hoping. She's back in Schwerinborg after spending some time with her mother in the good ol' US of A, and hopes that sparks are still flying between her and Georg. At first it looks like things are going great, until a ski trip to the Alps has Val and Georg's romance hitting some moguls. Could Val's love life be heading for a face-plant?
Ponder, if you will What happens to your Social Security number when you die? Why are peanuts listed as an ingredient in plain M&Ms? Why is Barbie's hair made out of nylon, but Ken's hair is plastic? What makes up the ever-mysterious "new-car smell"? Pop-culture guru David Feldman demystifies these topics and so much more in Do Penguins Have Knees? -- the unchallenged source of answers to civilization's most perplexing questions. Part of the Imponderables® series, Do Penguins Have Knees? arms readers with the knowledge about everyday life that encyclopedias, dictionaries, and almanacs just don't have. And think about it, where else are you going to get to the bottom of how beer was kept cold in the Old West?
Finally, a story of a handsome, educated, heterosexual black man and his experiences with careers and relationships in the fast-moving '90s! Bobby Dallas, a budding radio talk-show host, has no skeletons or kids in the closet. All that's missing is a talented, sexy, smart black woman by his side. And that should be easy, right? But after a shattering breakup with his first love, Bobby wanders for years between women and jobs, unsure about marriage, family, economics, and his overall stability. Having achieved his dream of becoming a highly successful radio talk-show host, Bobby is a man with the best of intentions not only in his career, but also in love. He learns, though, that being a "do right man" is far from easy.
How is a hurricane born? What color are tornado funnels? The fascinating answers to these and many more questions about tornadoes and hurricanes await curious minds. This book will not only intrigue readers, but will help them prepare for a storm.
Quantum mechanics is a very successful theory that has impacted on many areas of physics, from pure theory to applications. However, it is difficult to interpret, and philosophical contradictions and counterintuitive results are apparent at a fundamental level. In this book, Laloë presents our current understanding of the theory. The book explores the basic questions and difficulties that arise with the theory of quantum mechanics. It examines the various interpretations that have been proposed, describing and comparing them and discussing their success and difficulties. The book is ideal for researchers in physics and mathematics who want to know more about the problems faced in quantum mechanics but who do not have specialist knowledge in the subject. It will also interest philosophers of science specializing in quantum physics.
In this humorous, reliable guide to living as a gay person on a primarily straight planet, Ms. Behavior, a commentator extraordinaire on the lives, loves, rituals, and foibles of gay life, writes about food, fashion, tattoos, and sex, providing readers with a hilarious, tongue-in-cheek portrait of life in the gay lane.
The bestselling guide to finding career success and satisfaction through Personality Type is now thoroughly revised, expanded, and updated.DO WHAT YOU ARE--the time-honored classic that has already helped more than a million people find truly satisfying work--is now updated to include jobs in today's hottest markets, including health services, education, and communications technology.With the global economy's ups and downs, the advent of astonishing new technology, the migration to online work and study, and the ascendancy of mobile communication, so much has changed in the American workplace since this book's fourth edition was published in 2007. What hasn't changed is the power of Personality Type to help people achieve job satisfaction.This fifth edition is especially useful for millennials and for baby boomers experiencing midlife career switches. The book leads readers step-by-step through the process of determining and verifying Personality Type. Then it identifies occupations that are popular with each Type, provides helpful case studies, and offers a rundown of each Type's work-related strengths and weaknesses. Focusing on each Type's strengths, DO WHAT YOU ARE uses workbook exercises to help readers customize their job search, ensuring the best results in the shortest period of time.
From the creators of the blockbuster film God's Not Dead comes a novel based on their follow-up film Do You Believe?--an inspiring, heart-stirring, and faith-affirming story about how God works in the lives of those who believe.When Pastor Matthew Wesley encounters a homeless man on a city street in the middle of the night, he can't imagine the series of life-changing events that will result from that brief moment. But as the stories and desperate circumstances of several people--including a couple struggling to make ends meet, a soldier trying to rejoin society, a pregnant and homeless teenager, and an elderly couple still grieving the loss of their only child--intertwine and come together during one climactic night, they all must work together to overcome their struggles before all is lost. Evocative and moving, this sweeping narrative challenges you to confront the question: Do you really believe in the power of the cross, and if so, what are you going to do about it?
Miracles don't just happen on 34th Street. They can happen right in your living room--if you're willing to believe... What grown woman claims to have seen Santa Claus? Mandy Reese, for one--on a very special Christmas Eve when she was eight years old. These days, Mandy works at a year-round Christmas store in Tall Pine, California, where customers love to hear about her childhood encounter with Saint Nick. But when Jake Wyndham arrives in town--charming, gorgeous, extremely practical--Mandy faces a dilemma. Deny what she saw, or let Jake think she's sugarplum crazy? Jake scouts hotel locations all over the country, but he's never met anyone quite like Mandy before. Her warmth and sparkle are irresistible, but...meeting Santa? Really? Jake's no Scrooge but he's definitely skeptical. Then again, there are all kinds of things Jake never experienced until he came to Tall Pine. Like autumn snow. Mind blowing kisses. And the magic of falling head-over-heels, madly in love...
What do a bullfrog, a salamander, and a toad have in common? They're all amphibians! But do you know what makes an amphibian an amphibian? Read Do You Know about Amphibians? to find out! Learn all about reptiles, insects, mammals, and other animal groups in the Meet the Animal Groups series--part of the Lightning Bolt Books collection. With high-energy designs, exciting photos, and fun text. Lightning Bolt Books bring nonfiction topics to life! Meet the Animal Groups Do You Know about Amphibians? Do You Know about Birds? Do You Know about Fish? Do You Know about Insects? Do You Know about Mammals? Do You Know about Reptiles?
What do a penguin, a pigeon, and a peacock have in common? They're all birds! But do you know what makes a bird a bird? Read Do You Know about Birds? to find out! Learn all about reptiles, insects, mammals, and other animal groups in the Meet the Animal Groups series--part of the Lightning Bolt Books collection. With high-energy designs, exciting photos, and fun text. Lightning Bolt Books bring nonfiction topics to life! Meet the Animals Groups Do You Know about Amphibians? Do You Know about Birds? Do You Know about Fish? Do You Know about Insects? Do You Know about Mammals? Do You Know about Reptiles?
Introduces readers to reptiles and the concept of classes of animals. Simple text describes the common features and behaviors of reptiles as well as offering many examples of creatures in this group.
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