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Essential Social Psychology

by Richard J. Crisp Rhiannon N. Turner

This second edition of an introductory text for undergraduates contains two new chapters, new debates at the end of each chapter, and more contemporary research and examples. The text is written in an accessible, conversational style with a sense of humor and features short chapters in a simple but reader-friendly two-color layout. Coverage encompasses classic and contemporary studies, with chapters on topics such as social cognition, group processes, prosocial behavior, affiliation and attraction, and friendship and love. Learning features include chapter-ending memory maps (graphic concept organizers), boxed readings, within-chapter summary boxes, and large color headings and subheadings. Each chapter also provides individual and group thought exercises and discussion topics, plus annotated lists of further reading. A companion web site contains quizzes, flashcards, and blank memory maps. Instructors can access lecture slides, a test bank, and animated memory maps online. Crisp teaches psychology at the University of Kent. Turner teaches social psychology at the University of Leeds. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

The Essential Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire

by Deepak Chopra

As elegant as his bestselling How to Know God and as practical as his phenomenal The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, this groundbreaking new book from Deepak Chopra contains a dramatic premise: Not only are everyday coincidences meaningful, they actually provide us with glimpses of the field of infinite possibilities that lies at the heart of all things. By gaining access to this wellspring of creation, we can literally rewrite our destinies in any way we wish.From this realm of pure potential we are connected to everything that exists and everything that is yet to come. "Coincidences" can then be recognized as containing precious clues about particular facets of our lives that require our attention. As you become more aware of coincidences and their meanings, you begin to connect more and more with the underlying field of infinite possibilities. This is when the magic begins. This is when you achieve the spontaneous fulfillment of desire.At a time when world events may leave us feeling especially insignificant and vulnerable, Deepak Chopra restores our awareness of the awesome powers within us. And through specific principles and exercises he provides the tools with which to create the magnificent, miraculous life that is our birthright.From the Hardcover edition.

Essential Sports Medicine

by Grant Cooper Joseph E. Herrera

Sports medicine is a popular medical sub-specialty. Sports medicine certainly overlaps with general musculoskeletal medicine, but there are important differences to be aware of. This book provides comprehensive, pertinent information about sports medicine so that the busy clinician can find it accessible and practical. Medical students, residents, and fellows will find the book useful for providing an accessible overview of the most salient points in the field of sports medicine.

Essential Statistical Inference

by Dennis D. Boos L A Stefanski

This book is for students and researchers who have had a first year graduate level mathematical statistics course. It covers classical likelihood, Bayesian, and permutation inference; an introduction to basic asymptotic distribution theory; and modern topics like M-estimation, the jackknife, and the bootstrap. R code is woven throughout the text, and there are a large number of examples and problems. An important goal has been to make the topics accessible to a wide audience, with little overt reliance on measure theory. A typical semester course consists of Chapters 1-6 (likelihood-based estimation and testing, Bayesian inference, basic asymptotic results) plus selections from M-estimation and related testing and resampling methodology. Dennis Boos and Len Stefanski are professors in the Department of Statistics at North Carolina State. Their research has been eclectic, often with a robustness angle, although Stefanski is also known for research concentrated on measurement error, including a co-authored book on non-linear measurement error models. In recent years the authors have jointly worked on variable selection methods.

Essential Study Skills (7th Edition)

by Linda Wong

For students who need to develop the study skills required to successfully complete their college education--whether they attend a two- or four-year college or they are adult learners--ESSENTIAL STUDY SKILLS, 7th Edition, is their guide to success. Featuring the essential learning strategies for becoming a better student, this book helps students learn how to prepare for class, develop textbook reading strategies, use effective note-taking techniques, strengthen their test-taking skills, and carry their skills forward. ESSENTIAL STUDY SKILLS, 7th Edition, adapts to any learning style and offers a step-by-step approach and numerous opportunities for practice throughout the textbook and accompanying website. The fresh four-color design and streamlined look engage students and emphasize the essentials.

Essential Study Strategies

by Walter Pauk

This unique, concise book uses a conversational tone to encourage readers and students to immediately improve their learning experience. It provides inspiration and incentive for studying and achieving an education--along with easy-to-understand skills and strategies to become more effective in school. Strategies include setting goals, time management, concentration, and memory. Study skills coverage includes the Cornell Note taking System and other formats, test taking, vocabulary building, classroom lectures, textbook assignments, and research papers. Two learning and study strategies inventories are provided to give meaningful information about the strengths and weaknesses of the student's study patterns in ten areas directly related to academic success. For students who want to improve their study skills and the quality of their education.

Essential Sufism

by Robert Frager

The definitive compendium of Sufi wisdom, 'Essential Sufism' draws together more than three hundred fables, poems and prayers that reveal the luminous spirit of Islamic mysticism. Embracing all eras and highlighting the many faces of Sufism, this colle

Essential System Administration, 3rd Edition

by Leen Frisch

Whether you use a standalone Unix system, routinely provide administrative support for a larger shared system, or just want an understanding of basic administrative functions, Essential System Administrationis for you. This comprehensive and invaluable book combines the author's years of practical experience with technical expertise to help you manage Unix systems as productively and painlessly as possible.

Essential System Administration Pocket Reference

by 198 Leen Frisch

This pocket reference brings together all the important Unix and Linux system administration information in a single compact volume. Not only are all of the important administrative commands covered, but this reference also includes the locations and formats of important configuration files (including both general system databases like the password and group files as well as the configuration files for major subsystems like DNS, DHCP and sendmail). In addition, variations in command usage and file formats a

Essential System Administration Pocket Reference

by Æleen Frisch

If you're a Unix system administrator, then the information you need every day just to get your job done could fill a book--a very large book. But, practically speaking, you don't want to stop and thumb through a weighty volume each time a problem arises. Your answer is the Essential System Administration Pocket Reference, the only system administration reference that fits in your pocket. Concise and easy-to-use, this little book is the portable companion to the classic Essential System Administration by AEleen Frisch. The Essential System Administration Pocket Reference is a quick reference to all the fundamental and essential tasks required to run such divergent Unix systems as Solaris, Linux, AIX, BSD, SuSe, Red Hat, and more. Beginners and experienced administrators alike will quickly be able to apply its principles and advice to solve everyday problems. The book is divided into three parts: Commands, Syntax and Their Applications, Configuration Files and Formats, and Operating System Specific Information. The information in this book is a must-have for any administrator or user of a Unix system. O'Reilly's Pocket References have become a favorite among technology professionals everywhere. By providing a wealth of important details in a concise, well-organized format, these handy books deliver just what you need to complete the task at hand. When you've reached a sticking point and need to get to a solution quickly, the new Essential System Administration Pocket Reference is the book you'll want to have.

Essential System Administration Pocket Reference

by Æleen Frisch

If you're a Unix system administrator, then the information you need every day just to get your job done could fill a book--a very large book. But, practically speaking, you don't want to stop and thumb through a weighty volume each time a problem arises. Your answer is the Essential System Administration Pocket Reference , the only system administration reference that fits in your pocket. Concise and easy-to-use, this little book is the portable companion to the classic Essential System Administration by Æleen Frisch. The Essential System Administration Pocket Reference is a quick reference to all the fundamental and essential tasks required to run such divergent Unix systems as Solaris, Linux, AIX, BSD, SuSe, Red Hat, and more. Beginners and experienced administrators alike will quickly be able to apply its principles and advice to solve everyday problems. The book is divided into three parts: Commands, Syntax and Their Applications, Configuration Files and Formats, and Operating System Specific Information. The information in this book is a must-have for any administrator or user of a Unix system. O'Reilly's Pocket References have become a favorite among technology professionals everywhere. By providing a wealth of important details in a concise, well-organized format, these handy books deliver just what you need to complete the task at hand. When you've reached a sticking point and need to get to a solution quickly, the new Essential System Administration Pocket Reference is the book you'll want to have.

Essential Tagalog

by Renato Perdon

This portable, user-friendly Tagalog language guide and phrasebook is the cheapest and easiest way to learn Tagalog before and during your trip. If you only want to purchase one Tagalog language book-Essential Tagalog is the way to go. Part of Tuttle Publishing's Essential Series, it is a great first introduction and beginner guide to the language of the Philippines and is also designed as a Tagalog phrasebook, making it the most versatile Tagalog language learning tool on the market.Perfect for business people or tourist traveling to the Philippines who want to supplement their learning, this book's easy indexing feature allows it to act as an Tagalog phrase book or as an English-Tagalog Dictionary. A clever "point to" feature allows you to simply point to a phrase translated in Tagalog without the need to say a single word.In this book you will find: Over 1500 practical sentences for everyday use. A glossary of over 200 terms and expressions. Terms and phrases covering essential aspects of traveling and living in the Philippines.Extensive information about Chinese grammar and pronunciation.

The Essential Tantra

by Kenneth Ray Stubbs Kyle Spencer

For the first time, Kenneth Ray Stubbs brings together the books of his beloved "Secret Garden Trilogy"--Tantric Massage, Sensual Ceremony, and Sacred Orgasms--into one complete volume. In this three-in-one book, couples will find the broadest range of creative ideas and resources available in any Tantric guide.

Essential Teachings

by Dalai Lama Zélie Pollon

Essential Teachings presents the first English translation of a series of talks given in 1974 by the Dalai Lama in Bodh Gaya, India--the site of the Buddha's enlightenment--to a gathering of Tibetan refugees and Western Buddhists. His precise and eloquent commentary on the "Path of the Bodhisattva," one of the most important teaching texts of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, offers a step-by-step guide to thirty-seven practices designed to help cultivate the spirit of compassion for all life and service to others that is at the heart of Buddhism.

Essential Thai

by Michael Golding Scot Barmé Benjawan Jai-Ua

This portable, user-friendly Thai language guide and phrasebook is the cheapest and easiest way to learn Thai before and during your trip. If you only want one Thai language book--Essential Thai 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 Thailand and is also designed as a great Thai phrasebook, making it the most versatile Thai language learning tool on the market.Essential Thai presents the practical language of everyday interactions by incorporating fundamental sentences used when meeting people, starting conversations, and asking and replying to questions in Thai, as well as a basic grammar and pronunciation guide to help you get started speaking Thai right away. In addition, language involving terms and phrases covering the latest technology devices, using social media, and tips on the essentials of travel like arranging accommodations, dining out, dealing with transportation and emergencies, is also effectively covered in extraordinary detail.Essential Thai includes: Over 1,500 essential sentences for everyday use. A glossary containing over 2,000 terms and expressions. A handy format for finding the information you need quickly and easily. Latest Thai vocabulary and technology terms

Essential Theological Terms

by Justo L. González

This provides students with discussions of theological terms. Each entry in book gives more detail than a dictionary, introducing the meaning of the term, its importance, and how it has been understood in both historic and contemporary theology.

Essential Theory for Social Work Practice

by Chris Beckett

`I can say without equivocation this text is without doubt the best book about social work I have read. Chris Beckett explores the purpose, values activities and theories of social work in an ever-changing social context that is clearly identified and examined' - Stephanie Petrie, University of Liverpool Every day social workers face decisions that will significantly impact others' lives, and it is essential that these practical assessments are supported by a sound understanding of social work theory. In this innovative and highly accessible textbook Chris Beckett explains how an understanding of these theoretical issues can improve the knowledge and skills base of professional practice. Essential Theory for Social Work Practice is an engaging and readable text, with a distinctively realistic and honest approach to the realities of everyday practice. Framed in a comprehensive and logical structure: - Part 1 establishes what social workers do and the tools they need - Part 2 considers how to assess, handle, and support change in others - Part 3 explores the wide range of roles that social workers must fulfil - Part 4 strengthens these links between theory and practice. Exercises, case examples, chapter summaries, and practice notes are used to great effect in each chapter, enabling students to apply theory to practice as they progress through the book. The book is an invaluable core text for all undergraduate social work students, and offers excellent support for practitioners in their every day practice.

Essential Time Management and Organisation

by Sarah Cook

Effective time-management techniques to revolutionise the way you work!Do you struggle to get everything done in the time you have available? Are you deluged with interruptions to your work flow? Do you find it difficult to prioritise your tasks and wish you were more organised? Today's working environment moves at a very fast pace and, at times, it can be difficult to keep up. Expectations are high, and there are so many things competing for our attention. On top of the workload, we're interrupted by the phone ringing, e-mails landing in the inbox, people dropping in the office and, before we know it, the day has passed and we've only achieved half of what we intended to do. If any of this sounds familiar, then this book is for you! Essential Time Management and Organisation will help you transform the way you work and regain control of your working day. This clear and concise guide offers tried and tested techniques for organising your time and achieving your goals. Be more productiveDrawing on current best practice and personal experience, Sarah Cook shows you how to:accomplish more in the working dayreduce your stress levels by being more organisedget things done efficiently and effectivelyenjoy a reputation as a highly-efficient member of the team. Improve your working practicesWith the help of clear diagrams, checklists and models, this pocket guide will enable you to:transform your methods of workingprioritise your tasksfollow the 4D model for dealing with e-mailstake full advantage of your most productive time of daymanage interruptionseliminate timewastersdelegate effectively - including upwards!

Essential Tools for Management Consulting

by Simon Malik Salameh Burtonshaw-Gunn

The second book in the Essential Tools For series. . . on the topic of Management Consulting Based on Simon Burtonshaw-Gunn's successful The Essential Management Toolbox, this book focuses in greater depth on the topic of Management Consulting. This second book looks at how a management consultant needs to think, view and analyse the workings of an existing organisation in order to efficiently and effectively work to improve the issues facing a business. Check out the new series website featuring sample chapters, tool of the month and solve your management problems by talking direct to the author www. essentialtoolsseries. com Second title in a new series that expands on the information in Simon Burtonshaw-Gunn's The Essential Toolbox This volume includes 30% new material in the form of new tools and techniques for guiding consultants Covers: Development of Management Consultancy; Problem resolution and Decision Making; Top 10 Tools for Consultancy Interventions; Consultancy delivery and Facilitation; Consultancy Governance and Ethics Active author, Simon Burtonshaw-Gunn speaks regularly Easy to use practical tools and techniques guiding the consultant and business person through their organisational conflicts About the Author: Simon Burtonshaw-Gunn is a practising management consultant with over 30 years experience in both the public and private sectors and covering a range of organizations and industries. He holds two Master's degrees and a PhD in various Strategic Management topics. This second book includes a forward by Malik Salameh.

Essential Tools for Operations Management

by Malik Salameh Simon Burtonshaw-Gunn

The third book in the Essential Tools For series... on the topic of Operations ManagementBased on Simon Burtonshaw-Gunn's successful The Essential Management Toolbox, this book focuses in greater depth on the topic of Operations Management. This third book covers the areas of marketing, CRM and Product Development. It offers the business person and consultant the tools to help the business person define and control these areas within their business.Check out the new series website featuring sample chapters, tool of the month and solve your management problems by talking direct to the author www.essentialtoolsseries.comThird book in a new series that see's Simon Burtonshaw-Gunn's The Essential Toolbox broken down and expanded to find the essential tools for a range of business areasThis volume includes 30% new material in the form of new tools and techniques for guiding consultantsCovers: Strategic Management; Business Planning; Product Development; People Management; Supply Chain ManagementActive author, Simon Burtonshaw-Gunn speaks regularlyAbout the Author: Simon Burtonshaw-Gunn is a practising management consultant with over 30 years experience in both the public and private sectors and covering a range of organizations and industries. He holds two Master's degrees and a PhD in various Strategic Management topics. Book includes a forward by Malik Salameh.

Essential Transcendentalists

by Richard G. Geldard

Interest abounds in the work of the Transcendentalists, such as Emerson, Thoreau, and Bronson Alcott. Each year, tens of thousands of readers rediscover Transcendental thought in books and articles, and in visits to historic sites, such as Walden Pond. But few appreciate the truly mystical and contemplative qualities of the Transcendentalists, and the spiritual movements and figures they have since inspired. As Richard G. Geldard-one of today's leading scholars of Emerson-illustrates in The Essential Transcendentalists, Transcendentalism adds up to a school of practical spiritual philosophy that aims to guide the individual toward inner development, much like that of Stoicism in Western antiquity. This current of New England mysticism has influenced modern-day luminaries as diverse as essayist Annie Dillard and Ernest Holmes, founder of the worldwide Religious Science movement. Through revealing commentary, historical overview, and selections from classic works, The Essential Transcendentalists provides a distinctive and heretofore neglected examination of the spiritual breadth and depth of "Yankee mysticism."

Essential University Physics, 2e, Volume 1

by Richard Wolfson

Richard Wolfson's Essential University Physics, Second Edition, is a concise and progressive calculus-based physics textbook that offers clear writing, great problems, and relevant real-life examples. The text is compelling and affordable, focusing on the fundamentals and bringing physics to life.

Essential University Physics (Second Edition) (Volume 2)

by Richard Wolfson

Richard Wolfson's Essential University Physics, Second Edition is a concise and progressive calculus-based physics textbook that offers clear writing, great problems, and relevant real-life applications. This text is a compelling and affordable alternative for professors who want to focus on the fundamentals and bring physics to life for their students. Essential University Physics focuses on the fundamentals of physics, teaches sound problem-solving skills, emphasizes conceptual understanding, and makes connections to the real world. The presentation is concise without sacrificing a solid introduction to calculus-based physics. New pedagogical elements have been introduced that incorporate proven results from physics education research. Features such as annotated figures and step-by-step problem-solving strategies help students master concepts and solve problems with confidence. The Second Edition features dramatically revised and updated end-of-chapter problem sets, significant content updates, new Conceptual Examples, and additional Applications, all of which serve to foster student understanding and interest. Essential University Physics is offered as two paperback volumes, available shrink-wrapped together, or for sale individually. This package contains: Essential University Physics: Volume 2, Second Edition (which includes Chapters 20-39)

Essential Values-Based Practice

by Ed Peile Heidi Carroll K. W. Fulford

This book will help clinicians acquire and develop the processes and skills of values-based practice. The aim of most patient-clinician consultations is to improve health outcomes. Often they succeed, and patients are satisfied and empowered. However, some consultations are unsatisfactory and result in failure to improve health outcomes and dissatisfaction on the part of patients, carers or clinicians. When consultations fail to achieve the desired results, the cause is not usually a failure of evidence-based practice. Today's clinicians are trained in evidence-based medicine, educated, updated and appraised. The most likely reason why things go wrong is a failure of values-based practice - not ascertaining the relevant values perspectives and acting on them in a coherent and purposeful manner. If you rehearse and practise the elements of values-based practice detailed in this book, you will find your consultations more personally rewarding and your patients are likely to derive more benefit.

The Essential William James

by John R. Shook

William James (1842-1910) was one of the most original and influential American thinkers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. As a professor at Harvard University he published many works that had a wide-ranging impact on both psychology and philosophy. His Principles of Psychology was the most important English-language work on the mind since Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding. His Varieties of Religious Experience practically inaugurated the field of psychology of religion, and it also remains a major inspiration for philosophy of religion. Perhaps most importantly, James publicized the movement of pragmatism and supplied much of its powerful momentum. This book covers the primary topics for which James is still closely studied: the nature of experience; the functions of the mind; the criteria for knowledge; the definition of "truth"; the ethical life; and the religious life. His notable terms, still resonating in their respective fields, are all here, from the "stream of consciousness" and "pure experience" to the "will to believe," the "cash-value of truth," and the distinction between the religiously "healthy soul" and the "sick soul." This volume's eighteen selections receive the bulk of the attention and citation from scholars, provide excellent coverage of core topics, and have a broad appeal across many academic disciplines. This well-organized compilation of James's important writings offers an exciting and fascinating tour for both the casual reader and the dedicated student interested in philosophy, psychology, religious studies, American studies, or any related field.

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