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An in-depth understanding of energy technology, sources, conversion, storage, transport and conservation is crucial for developing a sustainable and economically viable energy infrastructure. This need, for example, is addressed in university courses with a special focus on the energy mix of renewable and depletable energy resources.Energy makes our lives comfortable, and the existence of amenities such as heaters, cars, warm water, household appliances and electrical light is characteristic for a developed economy. Supplying the industrial or individual energy consumer with energy 24 hours a day is a non-trivial challenge, especially in times where the energy is coming from very diverse resources such as oil, gas, nuclear fuels, wind, sun, or waves.This book gives physics, chemistry, engineering, and materials science students insights in the basics of energy and energy technology. It was developed along a successful course for advanced bachelor or graduate students and is written in a didactic style. The problems and solutions at the end of each chapter are ideal for exams and make self-study easy. Topics covered include energy from fossil and nuclear fuels, renewable sources, energy transport, storage, and conservation.
Given the success and positive reviews of the first edition, Friis has kept in tact the features that work well. The author has instead focused on completing a thorough update of tables, figures and data.
Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to understand and assess children and adolescents struggling with executive functions deficitsEssentials of Executive Functions Assessment is designed for professionals who want to learn how to administer, score, and interpret popular assessments of executive functions, including the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST), the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Functions (BRIEF, BRIEF-SR), the Delis-Kaplan Executive Function System (D-KEFS), and the NEPSY-II, among others.Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this book is designed to help busy mental health professionals quickly acquire the knowledge and skills they need to make optimal use of major psychological assessment instruments. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered.Executive functions experts George McCloskey and Lisa Perkins also provide general techniques that can be used to interpret aspects of executive functions using tests that are not specifically designed as measures of executive functions. The book's accompanying CD-ROM contains interview forms for parents and teachers, student observation forms, reference material on the BRIEF® and other rating scales, case-study reference material, and several sample psychoeducational assessment reports.Other titles in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series:Essentials of Assessment Report WritingEssentials of WAIS-IV Assessment, Second EditionEssentials of WISC-IV Assessment, Second EditionEssentials of WIAT-III and KTEA-II AssessmentEssentials of WJ III Cognitive Abilities Assessment, Second EditionEssentials of Evidence-Based Academic InterventionsEssentials of Processing AssessmentEssentials of Cross-Battery Assessment, Third EditionEssentials of School Neuropsychological Assessment, Second EditionEssentials of NEPSY-II AssessmentEssentials of WMS-IV Assessment
Keeping math to a minimum, this guide for managers in sales, marketing, and human resources explains how to analyze and apply financial data to measure a company's performance and make sound strategic and operational decisions. The author describes each component of the balance sheet and statement of cash flows and explores fixed-cost versus variable-costs analysis within the context of strategic planning. The second edition discusses Sarbanes-Oxley, fair value accounting, and the recent financial crisis. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
The Essentials of Fire Fighting and Fire Department Operations manual is intended to provide the firefighter candidate with the information needed to meet the fire-related performance objectives in NFPA 1001, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications. The methods shown throughout the manual have been validated by the International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA) as accepted methods for accomplishing each task.
This currency trading book provides readers with real, practical information on how to trade the foreign exchange market effectively. It begins by covering introductory information on the forex market, including basic trading mechanics and the benefits of forex trading, and then goes on to describe specific currency trading methods and skills in step-by-step detail. This includes highly practical information on technical and fundamental analysis, risk and money management, and powerful forex trading strategies. These strategies have proven extremely effective in helping traders play the forex game to win.JAMES CHEN, CTA, CMT (Montville, NJ) is Chief Technical Strategist at FX Solutions, a leading foreign exchange broker. An expert on forex trading and technical analysis, he is also a registered Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) and a Chartered Market Technician (CMT). Mr. Chen writes daily currency analysis, leads forex trading seminars, and has authored numerous articles on currency trading strategy and technical analysis for major financial publications. These include Forbes.com, Futures Magazine, Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities Magazine, and Stocks, Futures and Options (SFO) Magazine.
Highly practical and concise, this hands-on guide focuses on specific common clinical scenarios. Each section covers a particular area of the GI tract and follows a regular structure of: overview of normal function, physiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, differential diagnosis, diagnostic tests, and treatment. Color-coded text features, such as key facts, potential pitfalls and practice tips, and concise, bulleted paragraphs make the information easy to find and assimilate. Multiple choice questions, clinical cases, a short picture gallery of the most common GI conditions, and a comparison of the major societies' guidelines (BSG, ASG, ACG, UEGF) make this the perfect tool for reference or review.
Essentials of General Chemistry, Second Edition, embodies the core and essence of Ebbing and Gammon's highly successful General Chemistry. There are several reasons for distilling a text as comprehensive as General Chemistry into an Essentials text. Essentials of General Chemistry can be completely covered in two semesters without omitting any fundamental areas. It also facilitates the use of a common curriculum at large universities and colleges where there are many instructors and sections. This is a book for the students, and we must not forget that a textbook is the best place for a student to learn the concepts of chemistry. Students can read this shortened version in its entirety, and it is a first-rate book at a lower cost. Essentials of General Chemistry offers students a friendly, challenging, and stimulating environment for learning and developing the principles of chemistry.
In this introductory textbook, Marshak (University of Illinois) incorporates the theory of plate tectonics and the concept of Earth science systems into discussions of rock types, volcanoes and earthquakes, crustal deformation and mountains, energy and mineral resources, water, ice, global change and other standard topics. Color photographs and diagrams illustrate the major ideas of the book, and a companion CD-ROM contains animated clips representing the processes described in the text.
Health promotion, education, and prevention programs ultimately focus on changing health behavior. Essentials of Health Behavior, Second Edition provides the groundwork for understanding, assessing, and effectively applying theories of human behavior within the practice of public health. In clear and accessible language, it provides the student with a background of the kinds of social and behavioral theories that guide our understanding of health related behavior and form the background for health promotion and prevention efforts. Filled with real life examples and profiles, the text explores some of the ways in which these theories and approaches are used in applied health promotion efforts. This book will:- Introduce students to the relationship between behavior and a selection of major health issues. - Provide an introductory background to the kinds of social and behavioral theories that guide our understanding of health related behavior and form the background for health promotion and prevention efforts. - Explore some of the ways in which these theories and approaches are used in applied health promotion efforts. The Second Edition offers:- New chapter on multi-level theories and frameworks - Updated examples of application and practice throughout- Additional information on several of the theories presented, such as the Diffusion of Innovations theory and the Social Cognitive TheoryLooking for more real-life evidence? Check out Cases 3, 5-11, 13, 18, & 20 in Essential Case Studies in Public Health, Putting Public Health into Practice.
The fourth edition is designed to introduce students pursuing careers in the allied health fields to the structure and function of the human body. Many sections dealing with timely topics, such as immunology and clinical advances, have been updated and the discussions of protein synthesis, muscle contraction, nutrition, and acid-base balance have been expanded. The style and presentation help students grasp the fundamental concepts of human anatomy and the inner workings of the body.
All geoscience students need to understand the origins, environments and basic processes that produce igneous and metamorphic rocks. This concise textbook, written specifically for one-semester undergraduate courses, provides students with the key information they need to understand these processes. Topics are organized around the types of rocks to expect in a given tectonic environment, rather than around rock classifications: this is much more interesting and engaging for students, as it applies petrology to real geologic environments. This textbook includes over 250 illustrations and photos, and is supplemented by additional color photomicrographs made freely available online. Application boxes throughout the text encourage students to consider how petrology connects to wider aspects of geology, including economic geology, geologic hazards and geophysics. End-of-chapter exercises allow students to apply the concepts they have learnt and practice interpreting petrologic data.
A comprehensive introduction to inorganic chemistry and, specifically, the science of metal-based drugs, Essentials of Inorganic Chemistry describes the basics of inorganic chemistry, including organometallic chemistry and radiochemistry, from a pharmaceutical perspective. Written for students of pharmacy and pharmacology, pharmaceutical sciences, medicinal chemistry and other health-care related subjects, this accessible text introduces chemical principles with relevant pharmaceutical examples rather than as stand-alone concepts, allowing students to see the relevance of this subject for their future professions. It includes exercises and case studies.
The definitive primer on intellectual property for business professionals, non-IP attorneys, entrepreneurs, and inventorsFull of valuable tips, techniques, illustrative real-world examples, exhibits, and best practices, the Second Edition of this handy and concise paperback will help you stay up to date on the newest thinking, strategies, developments, and case law in intellectual property.Presents fundamentals of patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and other less-know forms of IP, such as registered design and mask worksCovers important concepts such as IP strategy, protection, audits, valuation, management, and competitive intelligenceOffers an introduction to IP licensing and enforcementNow features discussion of critical precedent-setting recent IP cases and proposed patent reformProviding business professionals and IP owners with in-depth knowledge of this extremely important subject, this book helps those new to this field gain a better understanding and appreciation for the results of their creative abilities.
What would you see if you looked directly at your mind? The Tibetan Buddhist teachings on mahamudra are known for their ability to lead to profound realization. Peaceful and infinitely adaptable, these teachings are as useful for today's busy world as they have been for centuries. Written by the tutor to the seventeenth Karmapa, Essentials of Mahamudra is a commentary on Tashi Namgyal's famous Moonlight of Mahamudra - a text that the sixteenth Karmapa had identified as the most valuable for Westerners. Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche recognized that Western meditators don't just need to know how to maintain our meditation practice - we need to know why we should do it. Unmatched in its directness, Essentials of Mahamudra addresses both these needs, rendering one of the most advanced forms of meditation more easily adaptable to our everyday lives.
This book teaches practical skills and techniques to handle the daily stresses in life. While other texts are heavy with theory, this book offers both theory and effective application. Book emphasizes that one must look at the mind, body, and spirit as equal parts of the whole person to deal with stress effectively.
This book is about marketing and marketing strategy planning. And, at its essence, marketing strategy planning is about figuring out how to do a superior job of satisfying customers. We take that point of view seriously and believe in practicing what we preach.
This book presents new medical terminology to students in manageable quantities via short lessons and a 2-page spread format. This edition offers a completely redesigned learning experience through larger, more focused art and revised table of contents.
Successfully make the transition to professional nursing practice. Two books in one, for the price of one--all the issues and trends coverage you need, plus leadership and management content. The completely revised and updated 6th Edition of this popular resource prepares you to meet the challenges you'll face as a professional in today's changing health care environment. You'll explore your future responsibilities as a leader and a manager and the workplace issues and trends that you'll encounter in practice.
New to this edition: - New text organization with separate sections on quantitative and qualitative research offer greater continuity of ideas to better meet the needs of students and faculty. - New online chapter supplements for every chapter expand student's knowledge of research topics. - New chapter on mixed methods research, which involves the blending of qualitative and quantitative data in a single inquiry, responds to the surge of interest in this type of research - Increased emphasis on evidence-based practice (EBP) especially in the areas of asking well-worded questions for EBP and searching for such evidence guides the reader from theory to application. - Enhanced assistance for instructors with numerous suggestions on how to make learning about--and teaching--research methods more rewarding.
Essentials of Nutrition: A Functional Approach, by Zimmerman and Snow is a textbook aimed at non-majors for the nutrition course. With this text your students will examine some of the popular myths about nutrition and will develop a foundation for making smart dietary choices and to debunk these common nutrition myths. As students learn about the role of nutrition in optimal health, they will learn about dietary nutrients and toxicants. A sampling of topics covered include macro- and micronutrient needs; determining individual nutrient and caloric needs; digestion and absorption; nutritional needs throughout the various stages of human development; and current food issues, sustainability concerns, including food safety.
Essentials of Organic Chemistry is an accessible introduction to the subject for students of Pharmacy, Medicinal Chemistry and Biological Chemistry. Designed to provide a thorough grounding in fundamental chemical principles, the book focuses on key elements of organic chemistry and carefully chosen material is illustrated with the extensive use of pharmaceutical and biochemical examples.In order to establish links and similarities the book places prominence on principles and deductive reasoning with cross-referencing. This informal text also places the main emphasis on understanding and predicting reactivity rather than synthetic methodology as well as utilising a mechanism based layout and featuring annotated schemes to reduce the need for textual explanations.* tailored specifically to the needs of students of Pharmacy Medical Chemistry and Biological Chemistry* numerous pharmaceutical and biochemical examples* mechanism based layout* focus on principles and deductive reasoningThis will be an invaluable reference for students of Pharmacy Medicinal and Biological Chemistry.
With updated examples and research but purposely minus such learning aids as review questions, this edition meets its goal of offering an alternative to much lengthier texts in the organizational behavior field. Robbins (San Diego State U.) discusses OB topics relating to ethics, diversity, and globalization throughout rather than in stand-alone chapters. The organizational culture section includes a discussion of workplace spirituality. A companion Web site and other supplements are available. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The text, which is based on the eighth edition of Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health, has been prepared specifically for those students who do not need the extensive breadth or detail of content provided in the larger book. To accomplish this task, content deemed to be less essential has been omitted, while essential content has been reorganized, revised, and condensed.
A collection of short and insightful pointers on the power, potential, and practice of public speaking. Among the many pieces of expert advice in The Essentials of Persuasive Public Speaking is this nugget: "To capture attention, define a problem that keeps listeners up at night." Wyeth may as well be talking about the book itself--for nothing keeps us up at night like the prospect of giving a speech in the morning. In this portable, brief, and lucid guide to presenting, Wyeth counsels how to calm a thumping heart and reveals techniques on preparation, delivery, and visual aids as he gives you vivid stories and rubber-meets-the-road advice. And he does more than simply ease your dread; he inspires you with historical accounts and incisive observations on the power and purpose of speaking well. From advice on the pitch and pace of your speaking voice to admonishments against squirrel-paw hands and data-crammed PowerPoint slides, Wyeth's pointers will give you the focus and confidence to stand up straight, lean forward, and tell your story well.
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