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Have you ever found yourself stretched too thin? Do you simultaneously feel overworked and underutilized? Are you often busy but not productive? Do you feel like your time is constantly being hijacked by other people's agendas? If you answered yes to any of these, the way out is the Way of the Essentialist. The Way of the Essentialist isn't about getting more done in less time. It's about getting only the right things done. It is not a time management strategy, or a productivity technique. It is a systematic discipline for discerning what is absolutely essential, then eliminating everything that is not, so we can make the highest possible contribution towards the things that really matter. By forcing us to apply a more selective criteria for what is Essential, the disciplined pursuit of less empowers us to reclaim control of our own choices about where to spend our precious time and energy - instead of giving others the implicit permission to choose for us.Essentialism is not one more thing - it's a whole new way of doing everything. It's about doing less, but better, in every area of our lives. Essentialism is a movement whose time has come.From the Hardcover edition.
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Essentials of American Government: Roots and Reform, 2012 Election Edition explores how the origins of American government affect the issues facing the United States today. This streamlined and flexible text offers the strongest coverage of history and current events. This approach encourages students to study present political structures and behaviors in full constitutional and historical context. The text helps students learn how our government evolved and how they can become more informed citizens. Most importantly, it encourages them to discover that politics can be-and most often is-a good thing. This text features full integration with the New MyPoliSciLab. MyPoliSciLab includes a wide array of resources to encourage students to look at American politics like a political scientist and analyze current political issues. Political Explorer lets students play the role of a political scientist by investigating issues through interactive data. Core Concept videos discuss the big ideas in each chapter and apply them to key political issues. Simulations allow students to experience how political leaders make decisions. A better teaching and learning experience This program provides a better teaching and learning experience-for you and your students. Here's how: Personalize Learning-The New MyPoliSciLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. MyPoliSciLab is now compatible with BlackBoard! Engage Students-The stunning visual design engages students in the text. Improve Critical Thinking- Learning objectives in every chapter help students focus on important topics. Analyze Current Events-Coverage of the 2012 elections keeps the study of politics relevant and shows how political scientists look at the development of the American political system. Support Instructors-A full supplements package including the Class Preparation Tool in the New MyPoliSciLab is available. Note: This is a standalone book if you want the book/access card order the ISBN below: 0205950019 / 9780205950010 Essentials of American Government: Roots and Reform Plus MyPolisciLab with Pearson eText, 2012 Election Edition Package consists of: 0205883990 / 9780205883998 Essentials of American Government: Roots and Reform, 2012 Election Edition 0205949975 / 9780205949977 NEW MyPoliSciLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card
In the 8 years since the publication of the first edition of Essentials of Anatomic Pathology, great strides have been made in our understanding of diseases and neoplastic processes. Many clinically important new histopathologic entities have been described or more fully defined in virtually every organ. Numerous clinically important diagnostic and prognostic markers have entered routine practice. Genetic testing for the early detection of cancers and the molecular classification of diseases has become increasingly important. This is an age of enlightenment in surgical pathology, and the authors of this new volume have captured this sense of excitement herein. This much praised and widely used reference manual on has been extensively revised and expanded to cover the entire field of anatomic pathology. The Third Edition features the incorporation of full-color images in the text with updates of new diagnostic and prognostic information. New classifications and numerous new entities and histologic variants are fully explored. Useful immunostaining biomarkers and emerging molecular targets and relevant molecular findings that have emerged from recent genomic studies are incorporated in each chapter. Written by internationally recognized authorities, the comprehensive, evidence-based practice information is presented in an outline format that is clear and easy to follow. Up-to-date and richly detailed, Essentials of Anatomic Pathology, Third Edition offers both the pathologist-in-training and the practicing pathologist a concise summary of all the critical information needed to recognize, understand and interpret anatomic pathology.
New edition of a text that introduces the specialized terms and basic concepts and principles needed to understand human anatomy and physiology. The 20 chapters discuss the chemical and tissue levels of organization; cell structure and function; the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems; the general and special senses; blood; the heart; blood vessels and circulation; nutrition and metabolism; and development and inheritance. The included CD-ROM contains visual tools, 3-D animations, tutorials, interactive clinical case studies, and an audio glossary. Generously illustrated in color.
This text for a first course in human anatomy and physiology has three underlying themes: the relationship between physiology and anatomy, the interrelations among the organ systems, and the relationship of each organ system to homeostasis. Four introductory chapters are followed by material on organ systems, which can be used by instructors in any order. New to this third edition are 153 additional depictions of physiological concepts, new clinical pathophysiology application boxes discussing contemporary research, and more questions and critical thinking exercises. Scanlon is affiliated with the College of Mount Saint Vincent. Sanders is a medical illustrator.
This textbook introduces the specialized terms, basic concepts, and principles important to an understanding of the human body. The Fifth Edition is designed to help students place information in a meaningful context and develop their problem-solving skills. This text uses a learning system that simplifies the processes involved in teaching and learning anatomy and physiology.
This concise argument text presents a broad range of rhetorical theory while providing the clear explanations and examples to make it accessible to an exceptionally wide range of students. Essentials of Argument, 3e, contains ten chapters, each accompanied by class exercises and writing assignments. Students using this text will learn to identify topics of personal and social consequence, to read and form opinions of their own, to analyze a potential audience, and to write persuasive argument papers. Research methods are introduced early, instructing students how to locate, print, and evaluate online materials and avoid plagiarism.
A fundamental and straightforward guide to using and understanding statistical concepts in medical researchDesigned specifically for healthcare practitioners who need to understand basic biostatistics but do not have much time to spare, The Essentials of Biostatistics for Physicians, Nurses and Clinicians presents important statistical methods used in today's biomedical research and provides insight on their appropriate application. Rather than provide detailed mathematics for each of these methods, the book emphasizes what healthcare practitioners need to know to interpret and incorporate the latest biomedical research into their practices.The author draws from his own experience developing and teaching biostatistics courses for physicians and nurses, offering a presentation that is non-technical and accessible. The book begins with a basic introduction to the relationship between biostatistics and medical research, asking the question "why study statistics?," while also exploring the significance of statisitcal methods in medical literature and clinical trials research. Subsequent chapters explore key topics, including:Correlation, regression, and logistic regressionDiagnosticsEstimating means and proportionsNormal distribution and the central limit theoremSampling from populationsContingency tablesMeta-analysisNonparametric methodsSurvival analysisThroughout the book, statistical methods that are often utilized in biomedical research are outlined, including repeated measures analysis of variance, hazard ratios, contingency tables, log rank tests, bioequivalence, cross-over designs, selection bias, and group sequential methods. Exercise sets at the end of each chapter allow readers to test their comprehension of the presented concepts and techniques.The Essentials of Biostatistics for Physicians, Nurses, and Clinicians is an excellent reference for doctors, nurses, and other practicing clinicians in the fields of medicine, public health, pharmacy, and the life sciences who need to understand and apply statistical methods in their everyday work. It also serves as a suitable supplement for courses on biostatistics at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels.
ESSENTIALS OF BUSINESS LAW AND THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT, 11TH EDITION helps you gain a complete understanding of today's business law and its environment with a straightforward, inviting, non-technical approach. Cases are carefully summarized and integrated throughout the book to present recent legal issues and significant landmark court decisions. You'll find coverage of today's most important legal subjects and ethical issues required for success on today's CPA exam.
The only concise, comprehensive overview of child psychopathology covering theory, assessment, and treatment as well as issues and trends Essentials of Child Psychopathology provides students and professionals with a comprehensive overview of critical conceptual issues in child and adolescent psychopathology. The text covers the major theories, assessment practices, issues, and trends in this important field. Author Linda Wilmshurst also includes chapters on specific disorders prevalent among this age group and covers special topics such as diversity, abuse, and divorce. As part of the Essentials of Behavioral Science series, this book provides information mental health professionals need in order to practice knowledgeably, efficiently, and ethically in today's behavioral healthcare environment. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as "Test Yourself" questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered. Essentials of Child Psychopathology is the only available resource to condense the wide-ranging topics of the field into a concise, accessible format for handy and quick reference. An excellent review guide, Essentials of Child Psychopathology is an invaluable tool for learning as well as a convenient reference for established mental health professionals. Other titles in the Essentials of Behavioral Science series: * Essentials of Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences * Essentials of Psychological Testing * Essentials of Research Design and Methodology
'Essentials of Children's Literature' is a brief, affordable, comprehensive textbook with rich resources-- a true compendium of information about children's literature. It is tailored to a survey course in children's literature but, by virtue of its brevity and affordability, is also suitable as a companion text in an integrated language arts course.
These textbooks systematically introduce the basic theories, the diagnostic methods, the therapeutic methods based on symptom differentiation, and the knowledge of principles of health preservation and rehabilitation. They explain the basic methods and theories of acupuncture and moxibustion, as well as expounding upon 151 kinds of Chinese herbs; each Chinese medicinal herb is illustrated. The textbooks also introduce 84 Chinese herbal formulas and 6 associated formulas commonly used in clinical practice. Furthermore, it elucidates treatments of commonly and frequently encountered diseases in internal medicine, surgery, gynecology, pediatrics, ophthalmology and otorhinolaryngology.
Hazan's The Classic Italian Cookbook (1976) and More Italian Cooking (1978) are the standards in the field, and now, almost 20 years after the publication of the first title, they are available in a single volume, completely revised and updated.
The book introduces students to the remarkable cultural diversity of humankind,anthropological insights on the past,present impacts of globalization ,modern ethnicity and the survival of indigenous people.
This textbook offers a fresh approach to digital signal processing (DSP) that combines heuristic reasoning and physical appreciation with sound mathematical methods to illuminate DSP concepts and practices. It uses metaphors, analogies and creative explanations, along with examples and exercises to provide deep and intuitive insights into DSP concepts. Practical DSP requires hybrid systems including both discrete- and continuous-time components. This book follows a holistic approach and presents discrete-time processing as a seamless continuation of continuous-time signals and systems, beginning with a review of continuous-time signals and systems, frequency response, and filtering. The synergistic combination of continuous-time and discrete-time perspectives leads to a deeper appreciation and understanding of DSP concepts and practices. * For upper-level undergraduates * Illustrates concepts with 500 high-quality figures, more than 170 fully worked examples, and hundreds of end-of-chapter problems, more than 150 drill exercises, including complete and detailed solutions * Seamlessly integrates MATLAB throughout the text to enhance learning
Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to effectively understand, assess, and treat individuals struggling with dyslexiaEssentials of Dyslexia Assessment and Intervention provides practical, step-by-step information on accurately identifying, assessing, and using evidence-based interventions with individuals with dyslexia. Addressing the components that need to be considered in the assessment of dyslexia--both cognitive and academic--this book includes descriptions of the various tests used in a comprehensive dyslexia assessment along with detailed, evidence-based interventions that professionals and parents can use to help individuals struggling with dyslexia.Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, 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.Providing an in-depth look at dyslexia, this straightforward book presents information that will prepare school psychologists, neuropsychologists, educational diagnosticians, special education teachers, as well as general education teachers, to recognize, assess, and provide effective treatment programs for dyslexia. The book is also a good resource for parents who are helping a child with dyslexia.A practical guide to understanding, assessing, and helping individuals who have dyslexiaExpert advice and tips throughoutConveniently formatted for rapid referenceOther titles in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series:Essentials of Assessment Report WritingEssentials of School Neuropsychological AssessmentEssentials of Evidence-Based Academic InterventionsEssentials of Response to InterventionEssentials of Processing AssessmentEssentials of Conners Behavior AssessmentsEssentials of Cross-Battery Assessment, Second EditionEssentials of WISC-IV Assessment, Second Edition
This book is designed to be the ideal motivational tool for beginning teachers entering the field of early childhood education. The most comprehensive and challenging text available, Essentials of Early Education encourages students to be active participants in the decision making process of becoming early childhood teachers. All the phases of early childhood education are thoroughly covered in addition to defining all the aspects of a quality education and the teacher's role in education today.
"Essentials of Economics" brings the same captivating writing and innovative features of Krugman/Wells to the one-term economics course. Adapted by Kathryn Graddy, it is the ideal text for teaching basic economic principles, with enough real-world applications to help students see the applicability.
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 5th edition of Essentials of Fire Fighting offers bold new learning packages for students. There are several new components, all designed to add to the success of the student. In addition, established components have been improved.
Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to confidently administer, score, and interpret the key assessment instruments used by forensic psychologistsMental health professionals are frequently called on to perform forensic assessments for a wide variety of court cases. To use these instruments properly, professionals need an authoritative source of advice and guidance on how to administer, score, and interpret them. Now fully revised and in a second edition, Essentials of Forensic Psychological Assessment is that source.The Second Edition is completely updated to reflect current research and theory in the field, including the most recent codes and standards published by the American Psychological Association. In addition, this volume offers updated coverage of the most frequently used instruments in forensic psychological assessments, including the MMPI®-2 and MMPI-2-RF, PAI®, Rorschach®, ASPECT, and various neuropsychological assessment instruments.Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this book is designed to help busy mental health practitioners, and those in training, 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.Written by a noted forensic psychologist, the Second Edition offers in-depth coverage of maltreatment and domestic violence, as well as the assessment of recidivism, fitness to stand trial, civil commitment, substance abuse assessment, custody evaluations, personal injury assessments, and many other aspects of forensic mental health practice.
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.
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