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The Fun Day Fairies are each responsible for adding spunk and sparkle to one day of the week! But when their magic disappears, they need Rachel and Kirsty's help. No fun in Fairyland? The Fun Day Fairies are each responsible for adding spunk and sparkle to one day of the week! But when Jack Frost steals their magic, they need Rachel and Kirsty's help. Without the fairies' special flags, every day of the week will be gloomy and glum. There's only one more flag missing, and it belongs to Sarah the Sunday Fairy. Rachel and Kirsty will do anything to get it back -- but so will Jack Frost! Find the magic flag in each book, and help fill every day of the week with fun!
The Fun Day Fairies: : A collection of all seven books in one!
This book gives a fun and fascinating look at the canine family members in our lives. From the dog that was frozen alive, to the poodle that can play piano these stories and facts will amaze and interest all ages.
Kids are invited to discover their God-given talents with this guide to hobbies. Includes a self-quiz to help readers recognize their likes and dislikes.
The Seven are desperate to help Tolly and his sick horse, Brownie. But where can they hide an old man and his horse, and can they protect Brownie from thieves?
An adorable collection of birthday cakes boasting the unique but easily achievable modeling skills of internationally renowned cake designer and sugar modeler Maisie Parrish. Each charming new design is ideal for creating extra-special birthday party cakes or for adding a unique personal touch tailored to the recipient. Includes the ever-popular cupcakes and minicakes and, for the first time, amazing sugarpaste techniques for adding graphic designs to compliment cakes and characters. With simple sugarcrafting techniques, figure modeling instructions and clear step-by-step photography, designs are ideal for both beginner and intermediate sugarcrafters. With over 25 character cake toppers and expert advice on covering, storing and transporting your cake, this is the ultimate birthday cake resource.
This quirky collection of celebration cakes boasts the unique but easily achievable modelling skills of internationally renowned cake designer and sugercrafter Maisie Parrish. Each design has true character and unique charm and is ideal for a celebration with a difference, from birthday ballerina mice to carol-singing penguins. Each project is accompanied by quick-to-make cupcakes and minicakes to complement the main cake or to make when time is short. With simple sugarcrafting techniques and clear step-by-step photography, designs are ideal for both beginner and intermediate sugarcrafters. Whether creating a single animal topper or a whole singing and dancing theme, this book shows readers how to do it the fun and easy way.
Step-by-step instructions!Renowned cake designer and sugar-modeler Maisie Parrish returns with another adorable collection of children's celebration cakes. Each design is truly charming and brimming with character, and will make any child's cake a standout. Quick-to-make cupcakes and minicakes designed to complement each project are also included. With simple sugarcrafting and figure modeling techniques and clear step-by-step photography, Maisie's designs are easily achievable for even beginner sugarcrafters.
In Fun with Problems, Robert Stone demonstrates once again that he is "one of our greatest living writers" (Los Angeles Times). The stories in this new collection share the signature blend of longing, violence, and black humor with which Stone illuminates the dark corners of the human soul. Entire lives are laid bare with remarkable precision, in captivating prose: a screenwriter carries on a decades-long affair with a beautiful actress, whose descent into addiction he can neither turn from nor share; a bored husband picks up a mysterious woman only to find that his ego has led him woefully astray; a world-beating Silicon Valley executive receives an unwelcome guest at his mansion in the hills; a scuba dive takes uneasy newlyweds to a point of no return. Fun with Problems showcases Stone's great gift: to pinpoint and make real the impulses-by turns violently coercive and quietly seductive-that cause us to conceal, reveal, and betray our truest selves.
"I am Zip and this is Zap. We are dogs. I am little and fast. Zap is fast, but he is big. I like Zap and Zap likes me. We like Ben and Jen. ..." Ben and Jen take Zip and Zap to the pet store to buy beds. What a mess! A fun book for beginning readers.
From Christie Mellor, the best-selling author of The Three-Martini Playdate, comes this hilarious (and helpful) guide to recovering from getting those little angels into college and out of the house. Filled with unapologetically funny yet entirely sympathetic advice, Mellor answers important questions (Is $200 an hour too much to spend for exam tutoring? Is moving to an apartment near campus ever an option?) and offers wise counsel on saying good-bye, getting kids to stay in touch (without begging), and coping when they come home to roost (which they will--for holidays, summer break, and possibly for years after graduation). Best of all, she inspires empty nesters to embrace their newfound freedom and enjoy their lives to the full.
Leading-edge organizations have discovered that fun can--and does--translate into bottom line success. By harnessing the power of fun, companies find they can better retain employees and customers, motivate teams, improve productivity, increase innovation, and create a sense of community. Leslie Yerkes details precisely how eleven successful companies--including Southwest Airlines, Pike Place Fish, Isle of Capri Casinos, EmployEase, and Prudential--have integrated fun into the normal course of business. This new edition provides updates on how these same companies have grown, prospered, and continued to thrive--in spite of national tragedies, natural disaster, growing competition, and changing economic conditions--in part because of the culture they have created through what Yerkes calls "The Fun/Work Fusion." Yerkes illustrates eleven principles--from capitalizing on the spontaneous to hiring good people and getting out of their way--that will inspire you to inject a sense of playfulness and joy into your workplace. Full of real-life examples, strategies, ideas, resources, tools, tips, and techniques, Fun Works will help any company in any industry become a place where people love to work.
Demonstrates how 11 successful companies, including Southwest Airlines, Pike Place Fish, Isle of Capri Casinos, and Prudential, have integrated fun into the normal course of business and shows how this has translated into improved results across the board. The book includes b&w photos and assessment worksheets, plus lists of books and leaders in the field. Yerkes is president of an organizational development firm. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The first comprehensive book to challenge the traditional teachings by presenting a more effective approach to treating hypothyroidism.For many years, treatment options for hypothyroidism have remained relatively unchanged and new treatments have been unexplored despite the fact that this disorder affects tens of millions of people in the United States. In The Functional Approach to Hypothyroidism, Dr. Kenneth Blanchard uncovers the truth about treatments and diagnoses and offers new insight into reducing symptoms for those with hypothyroidism. Patients and physicians alike will benefit from the wisdom and guidance found in this book.The Functional Approach to Hypothyroidism also includes explanations of:* Why hypothyroidism is often misdiagnosed* Misguided teachings on the treatment of hypothyroidism* Effects of hypothyroidism on pregnancy, menstrual cycle, and fertility* The connection between fibromyalgia and hypothyroidism* The effects of hypothyroidism on weight, sleep, and motion sickness* More effective treatments and advice for proper diagnosisThe Functional Approach to Hypothyroidism is based on the innovative findings of Dr. Kenneth Blanchard, a specialist in thyroid disease and menopausal hormone replacement therapy. Dr. Blanchard has treated over 1,000 patients with hypothyroidism with great success. Through this experience, he has developed a unique approach to the field and has simultaneously enabled patients to better understand their condition, treatments, and the current findings.
As the cornerstone of applied behavior analysis, functional assessment is supported by a burgeoning literature that focuses on identification of and interventions for aggressive, self-injurious, and other challenging behaviors. Although the number of research studies continues to grow, full-length volumes on using functional assessment to address these behaviors remain few and far between. Comprehensive in coverage, Functional Assessment for Challenging Behaviors expands the knowledge base by providing information on all aspects of its topic. This unique volume addresses basic questions in salient detail, from types and rates of challenging behaviors to populations that warrant functional assessment. In addition, it examines typical assessment techniques, including interview, scaling, experimental, and in vivo methods. The use of functional assessment in treatment planning - and in combination with other interventions - is covered in depth. An especially timely chapter identifies key ethical and legal concerns in working with challenging behavior populations. Coverage includes: The history of behavior analysis and functional assessment.The nature, prevalence, and characteristics of challenging behaviors.Interview and observation methods in functional assessment and analysis.Experimental functional analysis for challenging behaviors.Treatment methods commonly used with functional assessment.Using functional assessment in treatment planning. Functional Assessment for Challenging Behaviors is an essential resource for researchers, scientist-practitioners, and graduate students in clinical child and school psychology, pediatric psychiatry and medicine, social work, rehabilitation, and developmental psychology.
A guide to orthopedic assessment of pain and injury conditions for the massage practitioner.
Functional Electromyography: Provocative Maneuvers in Electrodiagnosis integrates electrophysiology further into the physical examination than ever before. It introduces the use of electrodiagnostic studies to quantify the neurological changes brought about by three provocative maneuvers commonly used in contemporary medicine. This widens the scope of electromyography while sharpening physicians' diagnostic acuity. The book presents nerve conduction velocity (NCV) and H-reflex techniques to identify common conditions that are difficult to diagnose by any other means, often using the needle exam (EMG), MRI or musculoskeletal ultrasound to verify their clinical utility. Functional electromyography successfully diagnoses some cases of thoracic outlet syndrome, nearly all cases of piriformis syndrome, and offers a method for determining whether spinal stenosis or radiculopathy is the main pain generator when both are present in a single patient, even at the same level. This is particularly valuable because the standard conservative and surgical treatments for these two conditions are opposite, in spite of the identical symptom-set they produce. The book carefully describes each technique and persuasively documents their validity in statistical series and individual case presentations. It further guides the attentive electromyographer to adapt these methods to cases beyond those presented in its pages, suggesting a safe and scientific approach to other functional maneuvers of value to the electromyographer, and methods for validating one-time measures that may aid the electromyographer in clinical situations that are neither common nor easily analyzed. Hand drawn illustrations are included alongside text developed by experts in the field. An invaluable resource for physiatrists, neurologists, orthopedic surgeons, specialists in pain management and other providers, Functional Electromyography: Provocative Maneuvers in Electrodiagnosis represents a major contribution to the field of electrodiagnosis.
This collection of robust, readily reproducible methods for microarray-based studies includes expert guidance in the optimal data analysis and informatics. On the methods side are proven techniques for monitoring subcellular RNA localization en masse, for mapping chromosomes at the resolution of a single gene, and for surveying the steady-state genome-wide distribution of DNA binding proteins in vivo. For those workers dealing with massive data sets, the book discusses the methodological aspects of data analysis and informatics in the design of microarray experiments, the choice of test statistic, and the assessment of observational significance, data reduction, and clustering.
Over the last decade Life Science has undergone an accelerated evolution, culminating in the -omics era characterized by the development of a multitude of high throughput methods that are becoming more routinely applied in biochemistry labs. In Functional Genomics: Methods and Protocols, Second Edition expert researchers in the field detail many of the methods which are now commonly used for studies in the life sciences focusing on the dynamic aspects of the transcriptome, proteome and metabolome, respectively.Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular BiologyTM series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and key tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Authoritative and practical, Functional Genomics: Methods and Protocols, Second Edition seeks to aid scientists in establishing or extending technologies and techniques in their laboratories.
Regular physical exercise is associated with substantial health benefits. Recent evidence not only holds for cardiovascular effects promoting "physical health", but also for the central nervous system believed to promote "brain health". Moderate physical exercise has been found to improve learning, memory, and attentional processing, with recent research indicating that neuroprotective mechanisms and associated plasticity in brain structure and function also benefit. Physical exercise is also known to induce a range of acute or sustained psychophysiological effects, among these mood elevation, stress reduction, anxiolysis, and hypoalgesia. Today, modern functional neuroimaging techniques afford direct measurement of the acute and chronic relation of physical exercise on the human brain, as well as the correlation of the derived physiological in vivo signals with behavioral outcomes recorded during and after exercise. A wide range of imaging techniques have been applied to human exercise research, ranging from electroencephalography (EEG), magnetoencephalography (MEG), near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to positron emission tomography (PET). All of these imaging methods provide distinct information, and they differ considerably in terms of spatial and temporal resolution, availability, cost, and associated risks. However, from a "multimodal imaging" perspective, neuroimaging provides an unprecedented potential to unravel the neurobiology of human exercise, covering a wide spectrum ranging from structural plasticity in gray and white matter, network dynamics, global and regional perfusion, evoked neuronal responses to the quantification of neurotransmitter release. The aim of this book is to provide the current state of the human neuroimaging literature in the emerging field of the neurobiological exercise sciences and to outline future applications and directions of research.
Today, functional programming is emerging from the shadows. It turns out that when you program imperatively (viewing variables as slots in memory with changeable values), you create programs that are difficult for you to reason about when concurrency is introduced. Furthermore, thread-based concurrency techniques have not proven to be effective in enabling developers to write scalable applications. Functional languages help solve these problems by discouraging you from changing the values of variables and by providing alternate concurrency mechanics, such as actors (message-passing objects). We have created a collection of books in this bibliography on the languages and libraries of modern industrial-strength functional programming. There are books on Scala, Haskell, Erlang, Clojure, F# and R. We've even listed books on applying functional techniques to work in normally-imperative languages, like C# and Java, and books to get you started if you don't know anything about functional programming. Finally, we've listed a few books on the libraries and frameworks that we think are most helpful in writing enterprise-grade applications in functional languages.
Software development today is embracing functional programming (FP), whether it's for writing concurrent programs or for managing Big Data. Where does that leave Java developers? This concise book offers a pragmatic, approachable introduction to FP for Java developers or anyone who uses an object-oriented language. Dean Wampler, Java expert and author of Programming Scala (O'Reilly), shows you how to apply FP principles such as immutability, avoidance of side-effects, and higher-order functions to your Java code. Each chapter provides exercises to help you practice what you've learned. Once you grasp the benefits of functional programming, you'll discover that it improves all of the code you write. Learn basic FP principles and apply them to object-oriented programming Discover how FP is more concise and modular than OOP Get useful FP lessons for your Java type design--such as avoiding nulls Design data structures and algorithms using functional programming principles Write concurrent programs using the Actor model and software transactional memory Use functional libraries and frameworks for Java--and learn where to go next to deepen your functional programming skills
This comprehensive introduction to the principles of functional programming using F# shows how to apply basic theoretical concepts to produce succinct and elegant programs. It demonstrates the role of functional programming in a wide spectrum of applications including databases and systems. Coverage also includes advanced features in the . NET library, the imperative features of F# and topics such as text processing, sequences, computation expressions and asynchronous computation. With a broad spectrum of examples and exercises, the book is perfect for courses in functional programming and for self-study. Enhancing its use as a text is an accompanying website with downloadable programs, lecture slides, a mini-projects and links to further F# sources.
Many patients with pulmonary complaints fail to improve despite physicians' best efforts. Sometimes, we ascribe this failure to lack of adherence with therapy, or to the severity of the condition. What we often fail to appreciate, however, is that sometimes the lack of improvement can be explained by the patients' psychological states. The first section of Functional Respiratory Disorders: When Respiratory Symptoms Do Not Respond to Pulmonary Treatment will help clinicians recognize functional respiratory symptoms that can arise as a result of both organic and psychological causes. The second section of this book provides detailed discussions of such disorders, links to video examples of laryngoscopic evaluation of patients with vocal cord issues, case studies and quizzes. Examples and exercises that should strengthen the clinician's confidence in identifying and treating these functional conditions are also provided. Finally, the third section of the book will help the clinician differentiate the patients for whom referral to a mental health provider is mandatory from those for whom other approaches may be useful. For the latter group, the book teaches clinicians to empower themselves by learning how to incorporate various therapies for functional disorders into their practice, including biofeedback, breathing techniques, basic cognitive behavioral therapy techniques, and hypnosis. Links are provided to instructive video examples of biofeedback, hypnosis, and speech therapy. Practical strategies for obtaining training in these modalities are provided in the appendix. Functional Respiratory Disorders: When Respiratory Symptoms Do Not Respond to Pulmonary Treatment is an important new book that will help clinicians consider the possible impact of functional contributions to the clinical presentation of every patient with respiratory symptoms and identified respiratory disease.
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