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The Construction of the Self: a Developmental Perspective

by Susan Harter

A scholarly book about the self and development.

Construction Project Management

by S. Keoki Sears Richard H. Clough Glenn A. Sears

For more than thirty years, Construction Project Management by Clough and Sears has been considered the preeminent guide to the Critical Path Method (CPM) of project scheduling. It combines a solid foundation in the principles and fundamentals of CPM with particular emphasis on project planning, demonstrated through an example project.This Fifth Edition features a range of improvements. New pedagogical devices improve absorption of the material. Updated labor, material, and equipment pricing is incorporated into the text. Coverage is enhanced by discussions of contemporary planning and management methods such as Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) and the Earned Value Management System (EVMS).A highway bridge with a complete cost estimate, including SI units, illustrates each of the principles of project management. Using this basic information and the case studies in the appendix, readers are given project management problems and hands-on project management experience.The Fifth Edition features include:Complete coverage of planning and scheduling principles that apply to every type of construction projectExpanded coverage of production planningLarge foldout illustrations conveniently integrated throughout the bookThorough and up to date, Construction Project Management, Fifth Edition is a superb text for students and an indispensable on-the-job reference for builders, architects, civil engineers, and other construction professionals.

Construction Project Safety

by John Schaufelberger

This introduction to construction safety for construction management personnel takes a project-based approach to present potential hazards in construction and their mitigation or prevention. After introducing Accident Prevention Programs and OSHA compliance requirements, the book integrates safety instruction into the building process by following a building project from site construction through interior finish. Reinforcing this applied approach are photographs, drawings, contract documentation, and an online 3D BIM model to help visualize the onsite scenarios.

Construction Reliability

by Denys Breysse Julien Baroth Franck Schoefs

This book provides answers to the following problems: how to identify the most probable critical failures; how to describe and use data-concerning materials that are either heterogeneous, time-variant, or space-variant; how to quantify the reliability and lifetime of a system; how to use feedback information to actualize reliability results; and how to optimize an inspection politic or a maintenance strategy. Numerous authors from public research centers and firms propose a synthesis of methods, both new and well-known, and offer numerous examples concerning dams, geotechnical study, and structures from nuclear and civil engineering.

Construction Zones

by Caterpillar

Where do trucks and tractors work all day?From quarries to mines, from the snow to beneath the ground, trucks and tractors work in all kinds of construction sites. Get an up-close look at the important work they do!

Constructions of Deviance: Social Power, Context, and Interaction

by Patricia A. Adler Peter Adler

Packed with the most recent and relevant articles in the field, CONSTRUCTIONS OF DEVIANCE: SOCIAL POWER, CONTEXT, AND INTERACTION, Eighth Edition, shows readers how to apply the concepts and theories of deviance to the world around them. The book's current, comprehensive coverage includes both theoretical analyses and ethnographic illustrations of how deviance is socially constructed, organized, and managed. Seasoned authors and award-winning professors, Patricia Adler and Peter Adler cover a wide variety of deviant acts-challenging readers to see the diversity and pervasiveness of deviance in society. They present deviance as a component of society, examine the construction of deviance, and explore the processes in society that create deviance. Intriguing selected studies focus on the experiences of deviants, the deviant-making process, and the ways in which people labeled as deviant in society react to that label. The balanced selection of readings is timely and engaging, while in-depth introductions, explanations of theory, and discussion questions guide readers through the fascinating material.

Constructive Conflicts: From Escalation to Resolution

by Louis Kriesberg Bruce W. Dayton

With a framework for analysing diverse social conflicts, this book covers all aspects of a conflict right from how they are waged, involvement of social media and how to foster constructive ways to resolve them.

Constructive Therapies: Volume 1

by Michael F. Hoyt

This engaging book presents a range of creative, time-effective approaches for helping clients build on their competencies and develop their own solutions. In-depth interviews with Michael White, Steve de Shazer, Bill O'Hanlon, Donald Meichenbaum, and Kenneth Gergen are incorporated with other clinically oriented chapters from well-known therapists. Topics covered include different styles of constructive therapy, the externalization and deconstruction of problems, narrative work with ADHD-diagnosed children, a solution-focused approach for dealing with cases of domestic violence, EMDR and the MRI interactional approach, actualizing the empty self in psychotherapy, emotional and spiritual healing, and more. Illustrative case examples are featured throughout.

Constructive Wallowing

by Tina Gilbertson

"Constructive wallowing" seems like an oxymoron. Constructive is a good thing, but wallowing is bad.Right?But wait a minute; is it really so terrible to give ourselves a time-out to feel our feelings? Or is it possible that wallowing is an act of loving kindness, right when we need it most?Just about everyone loves the idea of self-compassion -- the notion that maybe in spite of our messy emotions and questionable behavior, we really aren't all that bad. In recent years there's been an explosion of books that encourage readers to stop beating themselves up for being human, which is terrific. Unfortunately, readers who aren't interested in Buddhism or meditation have been left out in the cold. Self-compassion is an everyday habit that everyone can learn, even if they a) aren't particularly spiritual, b) find most books about self-compassion too serious, or else c) have already overdosed on meditation.Constructive Wallowing: How to Beat Bad Feelings by Letting Yourself Have Them is the first book to cut right to the chase, bypassing descriptions of Eastern philosophy and meditation techniques to teach readers exactly how to accept and feel their feelings with self-compassion for greater emotional health and well-being ... while making them laugh from time to time.It seems that the wisdom of "keeping your friends close and your enemies closer" applies to emotions as well as people. It's tempting to turn away from menacing, uncomfortable feelings like anger, grief or regret and treat them like unwanted guests; however, ignoring them just seems to make them stick around. They lurk in the background like punks with switchblades, waiting to pounce as soon as they see an opening.By learning to accept and embrace, rather than suppress, difficult feelings, people can keep their sense of personal power and, better yet, gain greater understanding and ultimately esteem for themselves. Feeling bad can actually lead to feeling better, faster!

Constructive Wallowing: How to Beat Bad Feelings by Letting Yourself Have Them

by Tina Gilbertson

"Constructive wallowing" seems like an oxymoron. Constructive is a good thing, but wallowing is bad. Right? But wait a minute; is it really so terrible to give ourselves a time-out to feel our feelings? Or is it possible that wallowing is an act of loving kindness, right when we need it most? Just about everyone loves the idea of self-compassion -- the notion that maybe in spite of our messy emotions and questionable behavior, we really aren't all that bad. In recent years there's been an explosion of books that encourage readers to stop beating themselves up for being human, which is terrific. Unfortunately, readers who aren't interested in Buddhism or meditation have been left out in the cold. Self-compassion is an everyday habit that everyone can learn, even if they a) aren't particularly spiritual, b) find most books about self-compassion too serious, or else c) have already overdosed on meditation. Constructive Wallowing: How to Beat Bad Feelings by Letting Yourself Have Them is the first book to cut right to the chase, bypassing descriptions of Eastern philosophy and meditation techniques to teach readers exactly how to accept and feel their feelings with self-compassion for greater emotional health and well-being ... while making them laugh from time to time. It seems that the wisdom of "keeping your friends close and your enemies closer" applies to emotions as well as people. It's tempting to turn away from menacing, uncomfortable feelings like anger, grief or regret and treat them like unwanted guests; however, ignoring them just seems to make them stick around. They lurk in the background like punks with switchblades, waiting to pounce as soon as they see an opening. By learning to accept and embrace, rather than suppress, difficult feelings, people can keep their sense of personal power and, better yet, gain greater understanding and ultimately esteem for themselves. Feeling bad can actually lead to feeling better, faster!

Constructivism in Ethics

by Carla Bagnoli

Are there such things as moral truths? How do we know what we should do? And does it matter? Constructivism states that moral truths are neither invented nor discovered, but rather are constructed by rational agents in order to solve practical problems. While constructivism has become the focus of many philosophical debates in normative ethics, meta-ethics and action theory, its importance is still to be fully appreciated. These new essays written by leading scholars define and assess this new approach in ethics, addressing such questions as the nature of constructivism, how constructivism improves our understanding of moral obligations, how it accounts for the development of normative practices, whether moral truths change over time, and many other topics. The volume will be valuable for advanced students and scholars of ethics and all who are interested in questions about the foundation of morality.

Consultant and Independent Contractor Agreements (6th edition)

by Stephen Fishman

Consultant and Independent Contractor Agreements provides legal and practical advice on how to write a clear, solid legal agreement. It also explains how to define current projects, establish deadlines, avoid disputes, set fees and satisfy IRS requirements. The book includes tear-out agreements and a CD-ROM with over 15 agreements tailored to the most popular fields for independent contractors. The 6th edition is revised and updated and now includes a checklist that helps business owners determine whether someone should be classified as an employee or independent contractor.

A Consultant Beyond Compare

by Joanna Neil

His bride at last! After a traumatic incident, Dr. Katie Sorenson vows never to work in the E.R. again--until she happens upon an accident, and all her training instinctively kicks in. Impressed by her skill, handsome doctor Alex Brooklyn invites her to join his team in the Lake District. She soon finds herself enjoying the fastpaced medicine--and Alex proves to be everything she could ask for in a consultant...and in a man! Will all be lost when her past comes back to haunt her?

A Consultant Claims His Bride

by Maggie Kingsley

Consultant Jonah Washington is nurse manager Nell Sutherland's rock--her best friend. Let down by another man, Nell begins to realize how wonderful Jonah really is. Nell is shocked by her changed reaction. Why had she never realized how irresistible the gorgeous consultant was? Their work in the neonatal-intensive-care unit of Belfield Hospital has brought Jonah and Nell closer than ever before, bound by their commitment to save the lives of their tiny patients. Meanwhile, Nell is fighting her attraction to Jonah, not realizing that he has desired her and been utterly in love with her forever!

Consultant in Crisis

by Alison Roberts

Danger...deception...desire! Emergency physician Neil Fletcher didn't expect to see Kelly Drummond ever again, let alone attend an Urban Search and Rescue course with her. She abandoned him at the worst time of his life--and he's never been able to forgive her...or forget her. Then disaster strikes when a shopping mall collapses, and the USAR team is needed. Working together to save lives, Kelly and Fletch have to confront the truth about the past--about the secret Kelly has kept for so long--and about a passion neither can resist!

Consultant & Independent Contractor Agreements

by Stephen Fishman J.D

Whether you're contracting your services to others or hiring independent contractors to work for you or your business, it's essential to get everything in writing -- if you don't, you could lose time, money and credibility. Consultant and Independent Contractor Agreements gives you the plain-English instructions and easy-to-use forms you need to keep within the law, stay out of trouble and get the job done. If you're an independent contractor... Take the legal steps necessary to document each new project that comes your way -- if you get audited, you'll be glad you did. This easy-to-use book gives you all the tools you need to: put your agreement in writing define a project's scope, components and duration satisfy IRS requirements get paid on time and in full avoid disputes with clients drum up new business If you're hiring independent contractors... Using freelancers can get you great results and save you money -- but you need to know what it takes to avoid the ire of the IRS while protecting your business and intellectual property. Here's everything you need to: put your agreement in writing define a project's scope, components and duration satisfy IRS requirements protect your trade secrets, trademarks, patents and copyrights avoid disputes with independent contractors get your money's worth The 7th edition is completely updated to provide the latest rules and regulations for businesses and contractors.

Consultant & Independent Contractor Agreements

by Stephen Fishman

Designed for both independent contractors and the businesses who hire them, Consultant & Independent Contractor Agreements is the most comprehensive guide you'll find anywhere. The book shows you how to: define a project's scope, components, and duration protect trade secrets, trademarks, patents, and copyrights satisfy IRS requirements get paid on time and in full avoid disputes The new edition is completely updated to provide the latest rules and regulations for businesses and contractors. It includes step-by-step guidance and all the forms you'll need to draw up the necessary contracts.

The Consultant's Accidental Bride

by Carol Marinelli

His emergency nurse... An accident forces emergency nurse Leah Jacobs to share a home with E.R. Specialist Cole Richardson. Cole may be sexy as sin, but his ice-cool reserve is driving Leah mad. The drama and emotion of E.R. gives her a glimpse of Cole's tender side--until a major incident brings back memories that Cole has buried. Will this intense experience make Cole realize that he doesn't ever want to let Leah go, but that he really wants to claim her as his bride? E.R. DRAMA Hearts are racing!

The Consultant's Accidental Bride

by Carol Marinelli

His emergency nurse... An accident forces emergency nurse Leah Jacobs to share a home with E.R. Specialist Cole Richardson. Cole may be sexy as sin, but his ice-cool reserve is driving Leah mad. The drama and emotion of E.R. gives her a glimpse of Cole's tender side--until a major incident brings back memories that Cole has buried. Will this intense experience make Cole realize that he doesn't ever want to let Leah go, but that he really wants to claim her as his bride? E.R. DRAMA Hearts are racing!

The Consultant's Accidental Bride

by Carol Marinelli

His emergency nurse... An accident forces emergency nurse Leah Jacobs to share a home with E.R. Specialist Cole Richardson. Cole may be sexy as sin, but his ice-cool reserve is driving Leah mad. The drama and emotion of E.R. gives her a glimpse of Cole's tender side--until a major incident brings back memories that Cole has buried. Will this intense experience make Cole realize that he doesn't ever want to let Leah go, but that he really wants to claim her as his bride? E.R. DRAMA Hearts are racing!

The Consultant's Christmas Proposal

by Kate Hardy

Consultant Toby Barker has a secret... He has been in love with his best friend Dr. Saskia Haywood for years. Dr. Saskia Haywood also has a secret... She's struggling to come to terms with an illness that could ruin not only her ability to work in the maternity ward, but also her chances of having children. Now both secrets are out... Saskia knows of Toby's desire for a family--something she'll never be able to give him--but what she doesn't realize is that Toby will do anything for her. Starting with a Christmas proposal she'll never forget!

The Consultant's New-Found Family

by Kate Hardy

A mother for his daughter Ever since Joel Mortimer lost his wife, he's thrown himself into his work and been a dedicated single father to his daughter, Beth. Joel wrongly blames himself for the loss of Beth's mother and their unborn child. He has vowed never to have another child, or put his little girl through any more trauma--until he meets his new colleague, Lisa Richardson. Though Lisa isn't looking for commitment either, she can't resist Joel, and one night they give in to temptation. But when Lisa finds out she's pregnant, they both have some soul-searching to do.

The Consultant's Quick Start Guide

by Elaine Biech

The Consultant's Quick Start Guide offers a practical approach to setting up a consulting business. Throughout the guide, Elaine Biech--author of the best-selling The Business of Consulting--shares both her own secrets as well as those of numerous other successful consultants. With a focus on the business side of consulting, Biech takes you through a painless, fill-in-the-blanks, step-by-step process for setting up your consulting firm. New sections include:Why A Consulting Career--Five Reasons Why You May Be a Good InvestmentHow Much Will Clients Pay?Your first "To Do" ListWhat to call your businessCreating and writing Business PlansOffice Location OptionsSetting up your office, including Furnishing Your Office and planning your Technical NeedsElectronic Records, including Monthly Expense Records, Revenue Projections, and InvoicingStaying Organized, including a Session PlannerDetermining your market nicheCreating your marketing planDeveloping your websiteReviewing your first year with your familyElectronic resource list, available onlineSkills And Knowledge Required of Consultants

A Consultation With the Back Doctor

by Hamilton Hall

The latest advice from the original bestselling Back DoctorTwenty-five years ago, Dr. Hamilton Hall wrote the book that changed the way back-pain sufferers deal with their affliction. In The Back Doctor, he advocated activity instead of bed rest. In place of braces and girdles, he suggested that patients follow a program of specific exercise. Most of all, he took the mystery out of back pain.Three out of four Canadian adults, and an increasing number of children, suffer some form of back discomfort. They make up a huge and lucrative market for unscrupulous practitioners. New treatments - new drugs, new devices, and supposedly new, high-tech therapies - are advertised daily. New controversies, such as a recent scare about chiropractic neck manipulation, find their way into newspaper headlines. A Consultation with the Back Doctor is Dr. Hall's response to these and other developments.This is a completely new book. It is written, like its predecessors, in an informal, easy-to-understand question-and-answer format. Readers will come away with a sound understanding of their condition and a practical course of action to make it better.From the Hardcover edition.

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