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This introductory communication textbook explores fundamental communication concepts, theories, skills, and contexts with a thematic integration to everyday life that allows all of these things to cohere and offers an engaging look at the inseparable connection between relationships and communication, highlighting the roles that interpersonal connections play in casual discussions as well as in public speaking.
Springer Brief Basics of Computer Networking provides a non-mathematical introduction to the world of networks. This book covers both technology for wired and wireless networks. Coverage includes transmission media, local area networks, wide area networks, and network security. Written in a very accessible style for the interested layman by the author of a widely used textbook with many years of experience explaining concepts to the beginner.
An introductory guide to the world of finance The Basics of Finance is an accessible book for those who want to gain a better understanding of this field, but lack a strong business background. It covers essential concepts, tools, methods, and strategies in finance without delving too far into theory. Written by the experienced author team of Frank Fabozzi and Pamela Peterson Drake, this reliable resource discusses everything from financial instruments and markets to portfolio management techniques, understanding and analyzing financial statements, and different types of corporate financial strategy, planning, and policy. Explores, in a basic way, topics such as cash flow analysis, asset valuation, capital budgeting, and derivatives Provides a solid foundation in the field of finance, which you can quickly build upon Explains concepts in various areas of finance without getting too complicated The Basics of Finance offers essential guidance on financial markets and institutions, corporate finance, portfolio management, risk management, and much more. If you're looking to learn more about finance, this is the best place to start.
This book offers novice and experienced reference librarians an introduction to tried-and-true genealogy techniques and resources. With the help of four case studies, Simpson outlines a basic starting strategy for conducting genealogy research. Later chapters deal specifically with genealogical librarianship: how to conduct a reference interview, continuing and professional development, and basic resources every collection should have. Charts, screen shots, and examples of public documents are also included; while a series of appendices present the case studies in their entirety.
The Basics of General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry by David W. Ball, John W. Hill, and Rhonda J. Scott is a new textbook offering for the one-semester GOB Chemistry course. The authors designed this book from the ground up to meet the needs of a one-semester course. It is 20 chapters in length and approximately 350-400 pages; just the right breadth and depth for instructors to teach and students to grasp. In addition, The Basics of General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry is written not by one chemist, but THREE chemistry professors with specific, complimentary research and teaching areas. David W. Ball's specialty is physical chemistry, John W. Hill's is organic chemistry, and finally, Rhonda J. Scott's background is in enzyme and peptide chemistry. These three authors have the expertise to identify and present only the most important material for students to learn in the GOB Chemistry course. These experienced authors have ensured their text has ample in-text examples, and "Test Yourself" questions following the examples so students can immediately check their comprehension. The end-of-chapter exercises will be paired, with one answered in the back of the text so homework can easily be assigned and self-checked.
The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing serves as an introduction to the steps required to complete a penetration test or perform an ethical hack. You learn how to properly utilize and interpret the results of modern day hacking tools; which are required to complete a penetration test. Tool coverage will include, Backtrack Linux, Google, Whois, Nmap, Nessus, Metasploit, Netcat, Netbus, and more. A simple and clean explanation of how to utilize these tools will allow you to gain a solid understanding of each of the four phases and prepare them to take on more in-depth texts and topics. This book includes the use of a single example (pen test target) all the way through the book which allows you to clearly see how the tools and phases relate. Each chapter contains hands-on examples and exercises that are designed to teach you how to interpret the results and utilize those results in later phases. Written by an author who works in the field as a Penetration Tester and who teaches Offensive Security, Penetration Testing, and Ethical Hacking, and Exploitation classes at Dakota State University. Utilizes the Kali Linux distribution and focuses on the seminal tools required to complete a penetration test.
"The Basics of Permaculture Design", first published in Australia in 1996, is an excellent introduction to the principles of permaculture, design processes, and the tools needed for designing sustainable gardens, farms, and larger communities. Packed with useful tips, clear illustrations, and a wealth of experience, it guides you through designs for gardens, urban and rural properties, water harvesting systems, animal systems, permaculture in small spaces like balconies and patios, farms, schools, and ecovillages. This is both a do-ityourself guide for the enthusiast and a useful reference for permaculture designers.
Best known as a gentle, hands-on healing technique for physical ailments, Reiki is also a holistic system that can be used for healing body, mind, emotions, and spirit. This accessible overview of Reiki addresses a wide range of topics, including the origins and development of Reiki as a healing system; what to expect when receiving a Reiki treatment; how Reiki treats both the symptoms and the causes of illness; and how to use Reiki for self-healing as well as for healing other people, animals, plants, and the environment. Practical exercises and visualizations designed to encourage relaxation and develop insight and energy awareness are also provided.
The text introduces you to the basics of criminal justice research utilizing real data and featuring coverage of such key issues as ethics, causation, validity, field research, and research design.
Preparing students to do research and understand what research can do. Basics of Social Research helps students understand what research can and cannot do, become better consumers of research, and learn why properly conducted research is important. This text teaches students to be better consumers of research results and understand how the research enterprise works, preparing them to conduct small research projects. Upon completing this text, students will gain an awareness of the capabilities and restrictions of research, and learn why properly conducted research is important. Using clear, accessible language and examples from real research, this text discusses both qualitative and quantitative approaches to social research, emphasizing the benefits of combining various approaches. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers should be able to: Recognize that social research is simultaneously a very important enterprise and one that is not beyond you -- you can understand it Become better consumers and understand what research can and cannot do Learn how to properly conducted research Acquire a foundation for further learning about doing research and understand that this activity requires dedication, creativity, and mature judgment Note: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit: www. mysearchlab. com or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MySearchLab with Pearson eText (at no additional cost). ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205863671/ ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205863679
No one can become a competent communicator simply by reading a book. Communicators need to think and consider, but they also need to do and evaluate the outcome. This means observing people and situations, analyzing information, and interacting with others. As you complete the activities in this Workbook, you will do more than read and fill in the blanks. Each chapter will give you an opportunity to improve your skills. As you apply the information from The Basics of Speech, you will learn more about how communication works. You will be well on your way to becoming a competent communicator. Enjoy the process!
An introduction to terms, concepts and theory of speech communication.
The Basics of Speech addresses a very important skill--communication. This introductory text addresses interpersonal and group communication, public speaking, debate, parliamentary procedure, and oral interpretation. Based on the concept that oral communication is a skill learned by doing, students are involved in thinking and expressing themselves from the first to the last chapter.
Third edition has been revised to include the most up-to-date research on the science behind strength training as well as the effectiveness and safety of the various exercises. includes greatly expanded sections on periodization and long-term program design. Different periodization models are discussed and examples are provided for setting up periodized programs. Exercise chapters are expanded to include the latest research on the effectiveness and safety of the exercises. Included for the first time in this addition are stability ball exercises and stabilization exercises for core training.
Basil, the famous sleuth of mousedom, lived in the cellar of Sherlock Holmes' house. A devoted admirer of the great detective, he had learned his craft by listening at the feet of Holmes himself.
"A wonderful offbeat memoir.... Holroyd has written perhaps his best book yet."--Ben Macintyre, New York Times Book Review Renowned biographer Michael Holroyd had always assumed that his own family was perfectly English, or at least perfectly ordinary. But an investigation into the Holroyd past--guided by old photograph albums, crumbling documents, and his parents' wildly divergent accounts of their lives--gradually yields clues to a constellation of startling events and eccentric characters: a slow decline from English nobility on one side, a dramatic Scandinavian ancestry on the other. Fires, suicides, bankruptcies, divorces, unconsummated longings, and the rumor of an Indian tea fortune permeate this wry, candid memoir, "part multiple biography, part autobiography, but principally an oblique investigation of the biographer's art" (New York Times Book Review). "[A] perfect example of a memoir that entrances me."--Katherine A. Powers, Boston Sunday Globe "[O]ne of the few [biographers] who can convey what makes ordinary as well as extraordinary mortals live in our minds."--Los Angeles Times
Adventurous and gripping, this first book in the Merlin's Dragon trilogy brings to life an original and unforgettable character that radiates excitement, depth and passion.
In 1506, the ambitious Renaissance pope Julius II laid the foundation of a new St. Peter¿s Basilica that would be the defining event of the epoch. To build his grand church, the pope razed the most sacred shrine in Europe -- the original St. Peter¿s, erected by the emperor Constantine more than a millennium before. Here, Scotti takes us through the construction of the new basilica, an endeavor that spanned two centuries and was marred by intrigues, assassination attempts, decadence, and a sack of Rome. The popes who built St. Peter¿s coaxed and commanded the greatest work from the giants of the Renaissance and Baroque: Michelangelo, Bramante, and his protégé Raphael; the architect Giacomo della Porta; and the prodigy Bernini. Illus.
For as long as he could remember, Lukas Korsak was someone else. Taken as a child and dubbed `Michael' by the Institute, he was transformed into a Chimera - capable of killing with a single touch - until his brother, Stefan, found him and rescued him three years ago. They've been planning to go back to free and cure the children they had to leave behind ever since. Now their time has almost run out. For the mad genius who created Michael has also created something even more formidable. A being who can kill with a touch, a glance - even a mere thought.
Nate Fludd, Beastologist, is back in the camel saddle in hot pursuit of a missing, deadly Basilisk-the King of Serpents. As if saving an entire Dhughani village from the Basilisk's poisonous gaze isn't difficult enough, Nate and Aunt Phil must begin to piece together the mystery of his parents' disappearance and protect the lone copy of the Fludd Book of Beasts from a sinister man who always seem to be one step ahead of them. Pack your goggles, rue, and an extra pair of gloves and join Nate on another unbelievable adventure-there's no rest for the world's youngest beastologist-in-training!
In 1898 Lawrence Cole submitted The Basis of Early Christian Theism as partial fulfillment for the requirements for a PhD in Philosophy at Columbia University. Theism is a doctrine concerning the nature of God and his relationship to the universe. God is seen as personal and active in the organization of the Universe. Cole begins by saying, "In accounts of the theistic argument, as in the history of philosophy in general, it has been customary to pass over a space of well-nigh ten centuries of the Christian era in silence, or with such scanty and unsympathetic notice as to make silence the better alternative. Largely through the influence of such treatment as this, we moderns have almost forgotten at times that during this period there lived men inferior to none in history in endowments of mind and influence on succeeding generations, and that there then took place some of the most significant and far-reaching intellectual conflicts in the history of thought."
In this incisive book, a distinguished geneticist has succeeded in relating the extraordinary biological discoveries of the last two decades to the basic questions about the origin and evolution of life on earth. The "molecular revolution" in biology--culminating in the discovery of the relations of the giant molecules of living matter--the operation of the genetic code, and the relational order in the biological world are all considered.Originally published in 1969.A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.
Based on true events in the life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, this darkly thrilling tale of friendship, rivalry, and ambition tells the backstory of how one of the world's most celebrated mysteries came to be written."I like the way your mind works," said Doyle. "We should work on something together. Pool our resources. What do you say?" I said I would like that very much... Young journalist Bertram Fletcher Robinson can barely believe his luck when he meets his hero, Arthur Conan Doyle, on a troop ship coming back from South Africa. Better yet, the creator of Sherlock Holmes suggests they collaborate on a "real creeper" of a story--a plan that throws them into one of the most dramatic and harrowing adventures of their lives. The two travel to Dartmoor, England, cementing their friendship as Robinson and Doyle start to work on what will become one of the world's most famous novels, The Hound of the Baskervilles. But the experience proves traumatic for both of them, and when the book--anticipated to be Sherlock's comeback vehicle--is finally published, it is credited to one author alone. Based on real events, Baskerville is a creeper, too: a thrilling exploration of friendship and rivalry, love and lust, ambition and the limits of talent. It takes us from the clattering heart of Edwardian London to the eerie stillness of ancient West Country moors, where a treacherous bog might swallow a man in seconds...
Evelina Cooper, the niece of the great Sherlock Holmes, is the unforgettable heroine of the Baskerville Affair series, a rollicking trilogy blending paranormal fantasy, romance, and mystery. Reimagining Victorian London as the battleground between magic and machine, Emma Jane Holloway captures the city in stunning detail, from 221B Baker Street to the hunting grounds of Jack the Ripper. Now this eBook bundle brings together all three captivating novels: A STUDY IN SILKS A STUDY IN DARKNESS A STUDY IN ASHES Also includes prequel short stories for all three novels: "The Adventure of the Wollaston Ritual," "The Strange and Alarming Courtship of Miss Imogen Roth," and "The Steamspinner Mutiny"! In a Victorian era ruled by a council of ruthless steam barons, mechanical power is the real monarch and sorcery the demon enemy of the Empire. Nevertheless, the most coveted weapon is magic that can run machines--something Evelina Cooper has secretly mastered. But rather than making her fortune, her special talents could mean death or an eternity as a guest at Her Majesty's secret laboratories. What's a polite young lady--poised to enjoy her first Season in London Society--to do but mind her manners and pray she's never found out? But first there's a murder to deal with--not to mention missing automatons, a sorcerer, and a talking mouse. As Sherlock Holmes's niece, Evelina should be able to find the answers, but she has a lot to learn. And the first decision she has to make is whether to trust the handsome, clever rake who makes her breath come faster or the dashing trick rider who would dare anything for her if she would only just ask. Praise for The Baskerville Affair "As Sherlock Holmes's niece, investigating murder while navigating the complicated shoals of Society--and romance--in an alternate Victorian England, Evelina Cooper is a charming addition to the canon."--Jacqueline Carey, New York Times bestselling author of the Kushiel's Legacy series "This book has just about everything: magic, machines, mystery, mayhem, and all the danger one expects when people's loves and fears collide. I can't wait to return to the world of Evelina Cooper!"--Kevin Hearne, New York Times bestselling author of The Iron Druid Chronicles, on A Study in Silks "Holloway stuffs her adventure with an abundance of characters and ideas and fills her heroine with talents and graces, all within a fun, brisk narrative."--Publishers Weekly, on A Study in Silks "Riveting . . . The villains and scoundrels continue to be wonderfully complex, and heroine Evelina only grows more interesting as she explores the fearsome and fascinating darker side of her Blood magic."--RT Book Reviews, on A Study in Darkness "An exciting trilogy . . . what a stunning conclusion to such a phenomenal series!"--Fresh Fiction, on A Study in Ashes
These three short stories return us to the world of Emma Jane Holloway's delightful novels featuring Evelina Cooper, the niece of the great Sherlock Holmes. Together they expand the bounds of Holloway's irresistible vision of Victorian London, which has enchanted readers with a seamless mix of paranormal fantasy, romance, and mystery. Now this trilogy of prequels is available in one convenient eBook bundle: THE ADVENTURE OF THE WOLLASTON RITUAL Prequel to A Study in Silks THE STRANGE AND ALARMING COURTSHIP OF MISS IMOGEN ROTH Prequel to A Study in Darkness THE STEAMSPINNER MUTINY Prequel to A Study in Ashes In a Victorian era ruled by a council of ruthless steam barons, mechanical power is the real monarch and sorcery the demon enemy of the Empire. Nevertheless, the most coveted weapon is magic that can run machines--something Evelina Cooper has secretly mastered. But rather than making her fortune, her special talents could mean death or an eternity as a guest at Her Majesty's secret laboratories. What's a polite young lady to do but mind her manners and pray she's never found out? But first there's murder and mayhem to deal with. Praise for The Baskerville Affair "As Sherlock Holmes's niece, investigating murder while navigating the complicated shoals of Society--and romance--in an alternate Victorian England, Evelina Cooper is a charming addition to the canon."--Jacqueline Carey, New York Times bestselling author of the Kushiel's Legacy series "This book has just about everything: magic, machines, mystery, mayhem, and all the danger one expects when people's loves and fears collide. I can't wait to return to the world of Evelina Cooper!"--Kevin Hearne, New York Times bestselling author of The Iron Druid Chronicles, on A Study in Silks "Holloway stuffs her adventure with an abundance of characters and ideas and fills her heroine with talents and graces, all within a fun, brisk narrative."--Publishers Weekly, on A Study in Silks "Riveting . . . The villains and scoundrels continue to be wonderfully complex, and heroine Evelina only grows more interesting as she explores the fearsome and fascinating darker side of her Blood magic."--RT Book Reviews, on A Study in Darkness "An exciting trilogy . . . what a stunning conclusion to such a phenomenal series!"--Fresh Fiction, on A Study in Ashes
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