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The Essential Art of War

by Ralph D. Sawyer

Ralph D. Sawyer is the preeminent scholar and translator on Sun-tzu's masterful work. More than 200,000 copies of his Sun-tzu Art of War and more than 55,000 copies of The Complete Art of War have been sold. The Art of War is the most famous study of strategy ever written and has had an extraordinary influence on the history of warfare. The Essential Art of War brings Sun-tzu's classic work to a new, uninitiated readership. This clear and compact volume presumes no prior knowledge of the subject and presents only the material that is essential to understanding this text. Using his best-selling Art of War translation as the centerpiece, Sawyer has re-approached every chapter to include an introduction and closing commentary that deliver the key concepts. An introduction to the volume on the relevance of Sun-tzu's teachings, a chronology, historical background on the translation itself, and a bibliographic essay are also included. The Essential Art of War is presented in an attractive 208-page hardcover volume with foiled jacket, stamped case, and ribbon marker, in a convenient gift size.

Essential Assessment Skills for Couple and Family Therapists

by Lee Williams Todd Edwards

Showing how to weave assessment into all phases of therapy, this indispensable text and practitioner guide is reader friendly, straightforward, and practical. Specific strategies are provided for evaluating a wide range of clinical issues and concerns in adults, children and adolescents, families, and couples. The authors demonstrate ways to use interviewing and other techniques to understand both individual and relationship functioning, develop sound treatment plans, and monitor progress. Handy mnemonics help beginning family therapists remember what to include in assessments, and numerous case examples illustrate what the assessment principles look like in action with diverse clients.

Essential Ayurveda

by Shubhra Krishan

Outlining the basic elements of Ayurveda, Shubhra Krishan teaches readers how to recognize their energy and body type, and to use Ayurvedic principles to create a balanced diet and lifestyle for optimum health. She offers tips and suggestions for finding the best products or for creating your own with her recipes for food, beauty care, and other healthcare items. Based on the ancient system of Ayurveda, this practical guide profiles simple key concepts of good health.

Essential Baby Sign Language

by Teresa R. Simpson Terrell Clark

Communicate with your baby--today! With Essential Baby Sign Language, you can feel closer to your baby than you ever thought possible! Featuring seventy-five of the most important signs babies need every day, this book helps you start signing now, without spending hours learning extensive philosophy and sifting through hundreds of valueless terms. These signs not only let you know what your child is trying to say, but also deepen your parent-child bond and stimulate his or her development. Complete with useful advice and clear illustrations, you'll be able to communicate with your baby in no time!

The Essential Best Foods Cookbook

by Dana Jacobi

Expanding the scope of her popular "12 Best Foods Cookbook," Jacobi explores the micronutrient benefits in more than 60 common foods. Written to reveal the true pleasure in a better diet, The Essential Best Foods Cookbook offers 225 recipes using the foods that matter most to our health. All the basics are here, like salmon, broccoli, beans and whole grains, along with a wealth of other ingredients, like avocados, pomegranates, chile peppers and quinoa, all to enjoy more often.

The Essential Bible Guide

by Whitney T. Kuniholm

"I've tried to read the Bible but I've never made it all the way through." "I've never read the Bible but I'd be interested to find out what's in it." "I love reading the Bible but I need help to understand how it applies to my life."" The Bible is the most influential book ever published, and yet it can be difficult or just plain confusing to read. "The Essential Bible Guide "takes you through the Old and New Testaments in 100 carefully selected readings - The Essential 100 - so you'll see the big picture of the Bible. Each reading includes insightful reflections written in a warm and inviting style to help you reflect on what the Bible has to say to you today. Whether it's the first time you've opened a Bible or the thousandth, "The Essential Bible Study Guide" will lead you on an exciting journey through the world's most important book. Also includes overviews of the major Bible themes and an interactive Review journal to record personal insights.

Essential Biological Psychology

by Jim Barnes

Drawing on the latest exciting research, Essential Biological Psychology provides students with a solid grasp of the relationship between mind and behaviour, and a detailed understanding of the underlying structure and physiological mechanisms that underpin it. The functions of the nervous system are explained and implications for health are explored. Throughout the book, Jim Barnes encourages students to evaluate essential concepts and theoretical issues. <P><P> Features include:<P> * key concepts highlighted throughout the text enables students to grasp the fundamental knowledge and understanding of the structures and functions of the human nervous system that are relevant to the study of psychology <P> * the snapshot of key studies detailed in the textboxes allow critical evaluation of the role of physiology in human behaviour against a backdrop of up to date research <P> * clear explanations of the key methods in the text give students an appreciation of the contributions made by the different approaches and research methods that are used in biological psychology <P> * memory maps and diagrams within the text encourage learning and allow students to formulate memory aids to assist recall in exam conditions <P> * a companion website found at www.sagepub.co.uk/barnes consists of PowerPoint lecture slides and a testbank for teachers (50 questions per chapter) as well as interactive self-assessment testbank for students (10 questions per chapter)

Essential Blogging

by J. E. Johnson Cory Doctorow Rael Dornfest Shelley Powers Benjamin Trott Mena G. Trott

With weblogs or "blogs" exploding all over the Web, the only thing lacking for power users and developers is detailed advice on how choose, install, and run blogging software. Written by leading bloggers, Essential Bloggingincludes practical advice and insider tips on the features, requirements, and limitations of applications such as Blogger, Radio Userland, Movable Type, and Blosxom. This book will get you up and blogging in no time.

The Essential Book of Fermentation

by Jeff Cox

The country's leading expert on organic food delivers the ultimate guide to the new culinary health movement--feasting on fermented probiotics, from artisanal cheese to kimchi. In his extensive career as a bestselling cookbook author and TV garden-show host, Jeff Cox has always been keenly aware of the microbiology that helps his garden flourish. He has long known that microbes keep our bodies healthy as they ferment food, releasing their nutritional power and creating essential vitamins and enzymes. In The Essential Book of Fermentation, Cox shares a bounty of recipes for nourishing the internal "garden." Simplifying the art and science of fermentation, Cox offers a primer on the body's microbial ecosystem, complemented by scrumptious recipes, and easy-to-follow pickling and canning techniques. Basics such as bread and yogurt help readers progress to wine, cheese, and a host of international delicacies, including kim chi and chow chow. Inspiring and innovative, The Essential Book of Fermentation serves up great taste along with great health on every page.

Essential Book of Martial Arts Kicks

by Shahar Navot Marc De Bremaeker Roy Faige Guli Cohen

An effectively delivered kick can mean life instead of death in a self-defense situation, and glory rather than shame in the ring. When a larger or more powerful opponent is intent on inflicting harm, the superior strength of your legs can be used to tip the balance in your favor. However, gaining proficiency takes training and insight. Essential Book of Martial Arts Kicks has one purpose: to help readers hone their kicking proficiency so that they can readily deploy the most powerful tool in the fighter's repertoire.

The Essential Book of Presidential Trivia

by Noah Mccullough

"I want everyone to know about the history of the United States and about important political events and issues and how they work. " -Noah McCullough, age ten, 2032 presidential hopeful Noah McCullough may just be this country's youngest presidential historian ever-and in this delightful volume he gives us hours of entertainment with an illustrated tour of America's forty-three presidents, from George Washington to George W. Bush. The political whiz kid famed for his appearances on "The Tonight Show" offers up brief bios and fun facts about our nation's leaders, as well as trivia questions such as * Which president could write Greek with one hand and Latin with the other at the same time? * What do the first president born in Connecticut and the last president born in Massachusetts have in common? * Which president was a Pulitzer Prize winner? Confident about your prez-smarts? Take Noah's Ultimate Presidential Trivia Quiz and see where you stand. Forget your p's and q's; know your stars and stripes. If you love your country, you will love The Essential Book of Presidential Trivia. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Essential Book of Useless Information

by Don Voorhees

More facts! Less substance! The newest entry in the #1 New York Times bestselling Useless Information series. The useless information never ends in the newest, most crucially meaningless entry in the Useless Information series. This latest cornucopia of amazingly pointless facts and figures will have trivia buffs marveling at all the things they never needed to know.

The Essential Brain Injury Guide

by Brain Injury Association of America

This manual provides a body of knowledge that can be utilized in preparation for brain injury specialist certification.

Essential Business Process Modeling

by Mike Havey

Ten years ago, groupware bundled with email and calendar applications helped track the flow of work from person to person within an organization. Workflow in today's enterprise means more monitoring and orchestrating massive systems. A new technology called Business Process Management, or BPM, helps software architects and developers design, code, run, administer, and monitor complex network-based business processes. BPM replaces those sketchy flowchart diagrams that business analysts draw on whiteboards with a precise model that uses standard graphical and XML representations, and an architecture that allows it converse with other services, systems, and users. Sound complicated? It is. But it's downright frustrating when you have to search the Web for every little piece of information vital to the process. Essential Business Process Modeling gathers all the concepts, design, architecture, and standard specifications of BPM into one concise book, and offers hands-on examples that illustrate BPM's approach to process notation, execution, administration and monitoring. Author Mike Havey demonstrates standard ways to code rigorous processes that are centerpieces of a service-oriented architecture (SOA), which defines how networks interact so that one can perform a service for the other. His book also shows how BPM complements enterprise application integration (EAI), a method for moving from older applications to new ones, and Enterprise Service BUS for integrating different web services, messaging, and XML technologies into a single network. BPM, he says, is to this collection of services what a conductor is to musicians in an orchestra: it coordinates their actions in the performance of a larger composition. Essential Business Process Modeling teaches you how to develop examples of process-oriented applications using free tools that can be run on an average PC or laptop. You'll also learn about BPM design patterns and best practices, as well as some underlying theory. The best way to monitor processes within an enterprise is with BPM, and the best way to navigate BPM is with this valuable book.

Essential Celtic Mythology

by Lindsay Clarke

Celtic legends, with their romance and violent struggle, capture the spirit of the ancient Celts of Ireland and Wales. These tales of mighty battles fought by warrior kings, of events that trace the rise and fall of kingdoms, are rich with the magic and mystery that is woven into the lives of their people. Reaching back to a time when the people of the Earth-goddess Danu ruled Ireland, these oral tales handed down through generations tell of the land and of remote tribes conquered by the Celts. They tell of painful battles against the giants of the deep sea, the Fomors- of the magic power of spells, the tricks of hidden spirits and leprechauns, the awesome temperament of the natural world, the power and enchantment of love and revenge.

Essential Chinese

by Philip Yungkin Lee Shun-Yao Chang

This portable, user-friendly Chinese language guide and phrasebook is the cheapest and easiest way to learn Chinese before and during your trip. If you only want one Chinese language book--Essential Chinese is the way to go. Part of Tuttle Publishing's Essential Phrasebooks Series, it is a great first introduction and beginner guide to the language of China and Taiwan and is also designed as a great Chinese phrasebook, making it the most versatile Chinese language learning tool on the market.Perfect for business people or tourist traveling to China or for students who want to supplement their learning, this book's easy indexing feature allows it to act as an Mandarin phrase book or as English-Chinese Dictionary. A clever "point to" feature allows you to simply point to a phrase translated in Chinese without the need to say a single word or read a single character.In this book you will find: Over 1500 practical sentences for everyday use. A glossary of over 2000 terms and expressions. Terms and phrases covering essential aspects of traveling and living in China. Extensive information about Chinese grammar and pronunciation.

The Essential Classical Recordings: 100 CDs for Today's Listener

by Rick Phillips

Most guides to classical recordings on CD comprise thousands of brief listings. In their attempt to be comprehensive, they end up being heavy and intimidating. Phillips knows better. He sticks to what he considers to be the 101 essential CDs, and tells readers not only why each one is the best recording in his opinion, but also why this piece of music belongs in their collection and where thecomposer fits into the evolution of classical music. Read consecutively, the recommendations -- from medieval Gregorian chant to Arvo Pärt'sFratres, written in 1977 -- form a dazzling and concise history of classical music. Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart are here, of course, along with other beloved but lesser-known composers, such as Josquin Desprez, Anton Bruckner, and Gabriel Fauré. And popular pieces, such as Bach's Brandenburg Concertos, Handel'sThe Water Music, and Elgar'sEnigma Variations, are complemented by such less-familiar but outstanding compositions as the Turangalila Symphony by Olivier Messiaen. Connoisseurs and die-hard listeners to "Sound Advice" will appreciate having Phillips's recommendations of specific recordings (and their catalogue numbers) between two covers at long last. And those who are just starting to explore the rich world of classical music will soon discover that Phillips is a guide they can trust.

Essential Clinical Global Health

by Brett D. Nelson

Essential Clinical Global Health is a brand-new, pioneering, and evidence-based textbook that provides a clinical overview of the increasingly prominent specialty of global health. Originally developed from a course at Harvard Medical School, and now with contributions from nearly 100 world-renowned global health experts from across the globe, this textbook presents vital information required of students, trainees, and clinicians during their international experiences and training.Essential Clinical Global Health introduces readers to the up-to-date knowledge, skills, and approaches needed for productive and rewarding global health experiences. It provides essential clinical information on the diagnosis, management, and prevention of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in low- and middle-income countries. The textbook also includes practical guidance on topics such as health systems, population-based approaches, cultural awareness and sensitivity, travel preparedness and safety, and career development in global health.With key learning objectives in each chapter, practical clinical advice, setting-appropriate guidelines, personal field experiences from student and clinician contributors, Essential Clinical Global Health is the first global health textbook with a clinical focus for healthcare students, trainees, and providers.

The Essential Clive Barker

by Clive Barker

"I wonder if the reverse is not also in some way true. That the artist is constantly working on an elaborate and fantasticated self-portrait, but at the end has drawn, unbeknownst, a picture of the world." -- Clive Barker, "Private Legends: An Introduction" Clive Barker, award-winning and New York Times bestselling author, playwright, artist, producer, director, screenwriter, and one of the world's master storytellers, writing in the haunting and moving traditions of Poe and Dickens, invites us to join him on a dazzling, wondrous journey through the worlds of his imagination and to experience visions, dreams, love, terror, heaven and hell, and revenge. As we read, we discover and explore the dream-sea Quiddity and the islands of Ephemeris; the five Dominions of the Imajica, of which the Earth is but an imperfect facet; the rapturous world woven into an ancient, threadbare carpet in a derelict house in Liverpool; Hood's Holiday House where each day contains four seasons and children's wishes may come true; the Sky Room of Galilee, where the creation of the universe may be witnessed; and the clubs and bars of San Francisco and New York, in which all manner of sexual adventures lie in wait. In these stories, the real and the miraculous are within a breath of one another, life gives way to death, and death to life; doorways open into other states of existence, and each doorway leads us back to our own dreams and fears. The Essential Clive Barker is an irresistible narrative compendium that superbly represents the impressive quality and range of Barker's fiction, spanning more than twenty years of writing. It contains more than seventy excerpts from novels and plays and four full-length short stories, all personally selected by Barker, and offers a privileged insight into a remarkable writer and his art.

The Essential Cocktail: The Art of Mixing Perfect Drinks

by Dale Degroff

Known for crafting unique cocktails, reviving classics, and coaxing superior flavor from his creations, DeGroff selects his 100 essential recipes and their best variations, including many of his signature drinks.

Essential Concepts for Healthy Living, Sixth Edition

by Sandra Alters Wendy Schiff

Thoroughly revised and updated, Essential Concepts for Healthy Living, Sixth Edition provides students with a clear and concise introduction to the latest scientific and medical research in personal health. With its unique focus on critical thinking and analysis of health-related behaviors and attitudes, this text enhances students' understanding of their own health needs and presents the scientific background necessary for students to think critically about the reliability of health-related information they encounter in the media. New to the Sixth Edition Updated Design - interior layout has been upgraded and modernized Includes Healthy People 2020 and MyPlate New sections added - Transgender, Anti-Drug Vaccines, Alcohol-related injury deaths in college students, Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, Celiac Disease, Consumer Health: CAM Products and Colds, and more

The Essential Conversation

by Sarah Lawrence-Lightfoot

With the insights she has gleaned from her close and subtle observation of parent-teacher conferences, renowned Harvard University professor Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot has written a wise, useful book about the ways in which parents and teachers can make the most of their essential conversation--the dialogue between the most vital people in a child's life. "The essential conversation" is the crucial exchange that occurs between parents and teachers--a dialogue that takes place more than one hundred million times a year across our country and is both mirror of and metaphor for the larger cultural forces that define family-school relationships and shape the development of our children. Participating in this twice-yearly ritual, so friendly and benign in its apparent goals, parents and teachers are often wracked with anxiety. In a meeting marked by decorum and politeness, they frequently exhibit wariness and assume defensive postures. Even though the conversation appears to be focused on the student, adults may find themselves playing out their own childhood histories, insecurities, and fears. Through vivid portraits and parables, Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot captures the dynamics of this complex, intense relationship from the perspective of both parents and teachers. She also identifies new principles and practices for improving family-school relationships. In a voice that combines the passion of a mother, the skepticism of a social scientist, and the keen understanding of one of our nation's most admired educators, Lawrence-Lightfoot offers penetrating analysis and an urgent call to arms for all those who want to act in the best interests of their children. For parents and teachers who seek productive dialogues and collaborative alliances in support of the learning and growth of their children, this book will offer valuable insights, incisive lessons, and deft guidance on how to communicate more effectively. In The Essential Conversation, Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot brings scholarship, warmth, and wisdom to an immensely important cultural subject--the way we raise our children.

The Essential Conversation: What Parents and Teachers Can Learn from Each Other

by Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot

The ways in which parents and teachers can make the most of their conversation are vital to the upbringing of children. The dynamics of this complex, intense relationship from the perspective of both parents and teachers is illustrated in this book.

The Essential Cosmic Perspective (4th edition)

by Jeffrey O. Bennett

Textbook on astronomy.

The Essential Crazy Wisdom

by Wes Nisker

Take a wild and rickety ride through the philosophies of the East and West to discover the madmen, dreamers, and unconventional wisdom seekers in the abridged, better-than-ever version of our best-selling cult classic. THE ESSENTIAL CRAZY WISDOM delivers the most significant, most lunatic, and most compelling insights of the ages. Scoop Nisker patches together the unorthodox teachings that have bubbled up through the words of such crazy visionaries as Rumi, Gautama the Buddha, Mark Twain, Lao Tzu, Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi, Allen Ginsberg, and Lily Tomlin. Discover the common thread in these multiple perspectives and travel on this comedic course to enlightenment! Ģ Original edition sold over 40,000 copies.

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