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This new edition of Bill Nichols's bestselling text provides an up-to-date introduction to the most important issues in documentary history and criticism. Designed for students in any field that makes use of visual evidence and persuasive strategies, Introduction to Documentary identifies the distinguishing qualities of documentary and teaches the viewer how to read documentary film. Each chapter takes up a discrete question, from "How did documentary filmmaking get started?" to "Why are ethical issues central to documentary filmmaking?" Carefully revised to take account of new work and trends, this volume includes information on more than 100 documentaries released since the first edition, an expanded treatment of the six documentary modes, new still images, and a greatly expanded list of distributors.
This revised text presents a cogent explanation of the fundamentals of meteorology, and explains storm dynamics for weather-oriented meteorologists. It discusses climate dynamics and the implications posed for global change. Formulas have been removed.
Explains how to use developmentally appropriate practices and gives advice for working in the early childhood classroom.
For junior/senior-level electricity and magnetism courses. This book is known for its clear, concise, and accessible coverage of standard topics in a logical and pedagogically sound order. The highly polished Fourth Edition features a clear, accessible treatment of the fundamentals of electromagnetic theory, providing a sound platform for the exploration of related applications (ac circuits, antennas, transmission lines, plasmas, optics, etc. ). Its lean and focused approach employs numerous new examples and problems.
Today, the public worries about emerging diseases and rapid changes of the frequency of well known diseases like autism, diabetes and obesity making the word epidemic part of the general discussion. Epidemiology should therefore be a basic component of medical training, yet often it is undertaught or even neglected. Concise and readable while also rigorous and thorough, An Introduction to Epidemiology for Health Professionals goes beyond standard textbook content to ground the reader in scientific methods most relevant to the current health landscape and the evolution of evidence-based medicine--valuable keys to better understanding of disease process, effective prevention, and targeted treatment.
Epilepsy is a complex disease which has significant effects on the well-being and quality of life of patients. Obtaining good pharmacological control of seizures is often time-consuming, involving several changes of therapy. Treatment may last for several years. This introductory book covers all aspects of epilepsy, from basic mechanisms of seizures to diagnosis and management, as well as legal and social considerations. Combining a rigorous academic approach with an emphasis on practical issues, the content provides a clear, concise guide which walks the reader through day-to-day clinical decisions. From basic principles, pathology, physiology and neurochemistry to clinical neurophysiology, genetics, neuroimaging, differential diagnosis and treatment, each chapter offers detailed explanations, summary boxes and learning objectives. Recommended treatment plans enable the reader to offer quick and accurate therapy to patients. This is essential reading for neurologists - particularly trainees - and those providing primary care and allied health support for patients with epilepsy.
This book examines the central questions of ethics through a study of theories of right and wrong that are found in the great ethical works of Western philosophy. It focuses on theories that continue to have a significant presence in the field. The core chapters cover egoism, the eudaimonism of Plato and Aristotle, act and rule utilitarianism, modern natural law theory, Kant's moral theory, and existentialist ethics. Readers will be introduced not only to the main ideas of each theory but to contemporary developments and defenses of those ideas. A final chapter takes up topics in meta-ethics and moral psychology. The discussions throughout draw the reader into philosophical inquiry through argument and criticism that illuminate the profundity of the questions under examination. Students will find this book to be a very helpful guide to how philosophical inquiry is undertaken as well as to what the major theories in ethics hold.
Succinct and concise, this textbook covers all the procedural and substantive aspects of EU competition law. It explores primary and secondary law through the prism of ECJ case law. Abuse of a dominant position and merger control are discussed and a separate chapter on cartels ensures the student receives the broadest possible perspective on the subject. In addition, the book's consistent structure aids understanding: section summaries underline key principles, questions reinforce learning and essay discussion topics encourage further exploration. By setting out the economic principles which underpin the subject, the author allows the student to engage with the complexity of competition law with confidence. Integrated examples and an uncluttered writing style make this required reading for all students of the subject.
Thought-provoking and accessible in approach, this book offers a classic introduction to European law. Taking a clear structural framework, it guides the student through the subject's core elements from its creation and enforcement to the workings of the internal market. A flowing writing style combines with the use of illustrations and diagrams throughout the text to ensure the student understands even the most complex of concepts. This succinct and enlightening overview is required reading for all students of European law.
This text is intended for Methods/Practice with Families (Mezzo) courses in Social Work as a basic primer that introduces students to an overview of practice with families. It can also be used in Generalist Practice courses in which instructors want to emphasize work with families. Likewise, it is appropriate for paraprofessional, two-year human services programs.
Forecasting--the art and science of predicting future outcomes--has become a crucial skill in business and economic analysis. This volume introduces the reader to the tools, methods, and techniques of forecasting, specifically as they apply to financial and investing decisions. With an emphasis on "earnings per share" (eps), the author presents a data-oriented text on financial forecasting, understanding financial data, assessing firm financial strategies (such as share buybacks and R&D spending), creating efficient portfolios, and hedging stock portfolios with financial futures. The opening chapters explain how to understand economic fluctuations and how the stock market leads the general economic trend; introduce the concept of portfolio construction and how movements in the economy influence stock price movements; and introduce the reader to the forecasting process, including exponential smoothing and time series model estimations. Subsequent chapters examine the composite index of leading economic indicators (LEI); review financial statement analysis and mean-variance efficient portfolios; and assess the effectiveness of analysts' earnings forecasts. Using data from such firms as Intel, General Electric, and Hitachi, Guerard demonstrates how forecasting tools can be applied to understand the business cycle, evaluate market risk, and demonstrate the impact of global stock selection modeling and portfolio construction.
Discover the entire process of becoming a firefighter, beginning with an exploration of the requirements and career opportunities, as well as advice on how to succeed as a proactive member of the fire service. Thoroughly updated to the 2004 Edition of the NFPA fire codes and ordinances, Introduction to Fire Protection, 3E explores such cutting-edge issues as homeland security, goal setting and accomplishment, life safety initiatives, recent laws affecting firefighters, and more. Progressive information on fire protection in the community from both the planning and application standpoints offers readers a well-rounded view of the fire service's function in community risk reduction. Featuring comprehensive coverage, this book provides all the necessary tools for individuals seeking a career in the fire service.
"Introduction to Food Science" provides an overview of the science of foods, from nutrition and digestion to processing and preservation. The material is based on a thorough, easy-to-follow outline that makes developing a lesson plan simple. Each chapter contains a list of learning objectives that help identify important concepts and key words that are essential to the understanding of the material. Tables, charts, graphs and illustrations are inserted throughout the text, providing quick and understandable access to information. The "student activities" section at the end of each chapter provide opportunities to directly apply material. The text also provides insight into career opportunities for those interested in working within food science industries.
Formal logic provides us with a powerful set of techniques for criticizing some arguments and showing others to be valid. These techniques are relevant to all of us with an interest in being skilful and accurate reasoners. In this highly accessible book, Peter Smith presents a guide to the fundamental aims and basic elements of formal logic. He introduces the reader to the languages of propositional and predicate logic, and then develops formal systems for evaluating arguments translated into these languages, concentrating on the easily comprehensible 'tree' method. His discussion is richly illustrated with worked examples and exercises. A distinctive feature is that, alongside the formal work, there is illuminating philosophical commentary. This book will make an ideal text for a first logic course, and will provide a firm basis for further work in formal and philosophical logic.
Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) has become a standard tool for mapping the working brain's activation patterns, both in health and in disease. It is an interdisciplinary field and crosses the borders of neuroscience, psychology, psychiatry, radiology, mathematics, physics and engineering. Developments in techniques, procedures and our understanding of this field are expanding rapidly. In this second edition of Introduction to Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Richard Buxton - a leading authority on fMRI - provides an invaluable guide to how fMRI works, from introducing the basic ideas and principles to the underlying physics and physiology. He covers the relationship between fMRI and other imaging techniques and includes a guide to the statistical analysis of fMRI data. This book will be useful both to the experienced radiographer, and the clinician or researcher with no previous knowledge of the technology.
With the world's population getting increasingly older, there has never been a more pressing need for the study of old age and ageing. An Introduction to Gerontology provides a wide-ranging introduction to this important topic. By assuming no prior expert knowledge and avoiding jargon, this book will guide students through all the main subjects in gerontology, covering both traditional areas, such as biological and social ageing, as well as more contemporary areas, such as technology, the arts, sexuality and education of older adults. An Introduction to Gerontology is written by a team of international authors with multidisciplinary backgrounds who draw evidence from a variety of different perspectives and traditions.
Beginning with an introduction to carbon-based nanomaterials, their electronic properties, and general concepts in quantum transport, this detailed primer describes the most effective theoretical and computational methods and tools for simulating the electronic structure and transport properties of graphene-based systems. Transport concepts are clearly presented through simple models, enabling comparison with analytical treatments, and multiscale quantum transport methodologies are introduced and developed in a straightforward way, demonstrating a range of methods for tackling the modelling of defects and impurities in more complex graphene-based materials. The authors also discuss the practical applications of this revolutionary nanomaterial, contemporary challenges in theory and simulation, and long-term perspectives. Containing numerous problems for solution, real-life examples of current research, and accompanied online by further exercises, solutions and computational codes, this is the perfect introductory resource for graduate students and researchers in nanoscience and nanotechnology, condensed matter physics, materials science and nanoelectronics.
This book provides a brief and accessible introduction to Greek tragedy for students and general readers alike. Whether readers are studying Greek culture, performing a Greek tragedy, or simply interested in reading a Greek play, this book will help them to understand and enjoy this challenging and rewarding genre. An Introduction to Greek Tragedy provides background information; helps readers appreciate, enjoy, and engage with the plays themselves; and gives them an idea of the important questions in current scholarship on tragedy. Ruth Scodel seeks to dispel misleading assumptions about tragedy, stressing how open the plays are to different interpretations and reactions. In addition to general background, the book also includes chapters on specific plays, both the most familiar titles and some lesser-known plays - Persians, Helen, and Orestes - in order to convey the variety that the tragedies offer readers.
Defend your business, protect your livelihood, safeguard your future. Cybercrime is on the rise. Unchecked, it could destroy the entire global cyber infrastructure and wipe out many businesses. We need to defend ourselves against it, and we must fight back. Toolkits to create malware are now readily available to anyone wishing to defraud and do damage. For your business to survive and thrive, it is vital to stay informed about the threats and the risks, and arm yourself against them. Know your enemyAn Introduction to Hacking & Crimeware is a comprehensive guide to the most recent and the more serious threats. Knowing about these threats will help you understand how to ensure that your computer systems are protected and that your business is safe, enabling you to focus on your core activities. Fighting backIn this pocket guide, the author:defines exactly what crimeware is _ both intentional and unintentional _ and gives specific, up-to-date examples to help you identify the risks and protect your businessexplores the increasing use of COTS tools as hacking tools, exposing the enemy_s tactics gives practical suggestions as to how you can fight backprovides a valuable list of up-to-date, authoritative sources of information, so you can stay abreast of new developments and safeguard your business.
This text overviews the health care field for beginning students in health sciences or health occupations, covering standard precautions, cultural diversity, medical math, teamwork and leadership, and computer technology. Learning features include chapter objectives and summaries, Internet exercises, and review questions, plus step-by-step directions of basic procedures in the field illustrated with color photos. A separate workbook and CD-ROM are available. Simmers is a member of the University of Maryland Nursing Alumni Association. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
Welcoming readers into the world, culture, history, and literature of the library of Judaism, this volume provides a solid and rich overview of the content of each book, including its historical background. Attractively formatted as a museum or library tour, the book gives readers a sense of the plurality and richness of the on-going traditions of the biblical faith communities and shows how the three Abrahamic world religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam have all used the Old Testament. The library tour begins with the layout, an historical and critical overview of the books, prophets and writings and a provides look at the faith-communities that use the Bible. For Bible novices and Bible experts alike interested in a comprehensive tour of its Books.
This highly regarded textbook for advanced undergraduates provides a comprehensive introduction to modern particle physics. Coverage emphasizes the balance between experiment and theory. It places stress on the phenomenological approach and basic theoretical concepts rather than rigorous mathematical detail. Donald Perkins also details recent developments in elementary particle physics, as well as its connections with cosmology and astrophysics. A number of key experiments are also identified along with a description of how they have influenced the field. Perkins presents most of the material in the context of the Standard Model of quarks and leptons. He also fully explores the shortcomings of this model and new physics beyond its compass (such as supersymmetry, neutrino mass and oscillations, GUTs and superstrings). The text includes many problems and a detailed and annotated further reading list. The volume will also provide a solid foundation for graduate study.
This text for students covers the organization, operations, practices, and policies of the Office of Homeland Security, with an emphasis on practical issues. Contributors are academics and practitioners in emergency management, law, information systems, and political science; many work at military educational institutions. Part 1 details the organization and administration of homeland security, and includes a chapter on public and private sector partnerships. Part 2 covers homeland security resources, with material on protection of critical infrastructure, intelligence, support of civil authorities, and technology. Part 3 describes strategies in planning, communication, and counterterrorism. A final chapter sets out foundations of homeland security education. The text includes many b&w photos and images. Logan teaches at Kutztown University. Ramsay teaches at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Annotation Â©2012 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
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