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Foundations of Orientation and Mobility (2nd Edition)

by Bruce B. Blasch William R. Wiener Richard L. Welsh

A text for specialists in orientation and mobility, providing background information on physiology and function of human perceptual and motor systems. A section on human systems addresses areas including low vision, kinesiology, and sensorimotor function, and a section on mobility systems deals with tools, materials, and techniques such as canes, electronic travel aids, trained dogs, and changes in the built environment that facilitate travel for blind people. A section on the learner focuses on approaches for teaching children, adults, and those with multiple impairments. A final section reviews development of the profession from the post WWII-era to the present, and looks at future trends. Includes bandw photos and learning activities. This edition incorporates changes in the field since 1980. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR

Foundations of Pentecostal Theology

by Nathaniel M. Van Cleave Guy P. Duffield

In this volume, you will find thorough explanations of the fundamental doctrines of the Christian church, presented not as a theory, but as teaching to be believed and practiced. Those doctrines that are considered to be "distinctives" of the Pentecostal movement (Divine healing, the Baptism with the Holy Spirit, and spiritual gifts) are given more extensive treatment. Co-authored by seasoned and trustworthy men who devoted their lives to scholarly study of the Word, systematic teaching, and expository preaching, this book provides an unmatched resource for all who seek to know sound doctrine that can be incorporated into life and ministry.

Foundations of Personal Fitness

by Don L. Rainey Tinker D. Murray

Each Active Mind--Active Body feature provides an opportunity that lets you investigate an important concept for improving your fitness. Follow the steps under What Will Do to get started and summarize your experience in Apply and Conclude.

Foundations of Physical Science

by Thomas Hsu

NIMAC-sourced textbook

Foundations of Physical Science (Second Edition)

by Tom Hsu

Science textbook for middle readers.

Foundations of Physics

by Thomas Hsu

NIMAC-sourced textbook

Foundations of Programming Languages

by Kent D. Lee

This clearly written textbook introduces the reader to the three styles of programming, examining object-oriented/imperative, functional, and logic programming. The focus of the text moves from highly prescriptive languages to very descriptive languages, demonstrating the many and varied ways in which we can think about programming. Designed for interactive learning both inside and outside of the classroom, each programming paradigm is highlighted through the implementation of a non-trivial programming language, demonstrating when each language may be appropriate for a given problem. Features: includes review questions and solved practice exercises, with supplementary code and support files available from an associated website; provides the foundations for understanding how the syntax of a language is formally defined by a grammar; examines assembly language programming using CoCo; introduces C++, Standard ML, and Prolog; describes the development of a type inference system for the language Small.

Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: A Clinical Approach

by Elizabeth M. Varcarolis Margaret Jordan Halter

The 6th edition of this market-leading textbook offers a clear, straightforward way to understand the often intimidating subject of psychiatric mental health nursing. Its practical, clinical perspective and user-friendly writing style help you quickly master key concepts. Clinical chapters follow the nursing process framework and progress from theory to application with a wealth of real-world examples to prepare you for practice.UNIQUE! A conversational, user-friendly writing style helps you quickly grasp complex psychiatric mental health nursing concepts. Clinical chapters are logically and consistently organized with sections on the clinical picture, epidemiology, comorbidity, etiology, and application of the nursing process. Clinical chapters follow the nursing process, providing you with consistent guidelines for comprehensive assessment and intervention. Vignettes prepare you for real-world practice with personal, descriptive characterizations of patients with specific psychiatric disorders. Coverage of psychopharmacology in clinical chapters familiarizes you with specific drug treatment options, including the most commonly used drugs and important nursing considerations for their use. Assessment Guidelines boxes list essential guidelines for comprehensive patient assessment. Case Studies with Nursing Care Plans present individualized histories of patients with specific psychiatric disorders and include interventions with rationales and evaluation statements for each patient goal. A separate chapter on cultural implications, as well as Considering Culture boxes throughout the text, provides essential information on culture, worldviews, and techniques for providing culturally competent care. Coverage of treatment and recovery in the community addresses the need for successful ongoing psychiatric mental health nursing care in the community setting. A chapter on end-of-life care examines the psychological impact of terminal illness and death on patients, families, and nurses.Updated nursing process and clinical chapters keep you current with the latest ANA Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice. An increased focus on health promotion and recovery reflects federal, state, and local initiatives to improve screening methods, patient and family teaching, rehabilitation, and community treatment options for people who have mental illnesses. Enhanced Evidence-Based Practice boxes emphasize the profound impact of research-and your potential role in that process-on the advancement of psychiatric treatment options. A new chapter on sleep disorders covers the most common sleep disturbances and their relationships to psychiatric illness, as well as the nurse's role in their assessment and management. A new chapter on sexual dysfunction and sexual disorders examines the complex issue of sexual behavior and provides the information you need to conduct a sexual assessment, identify sexual dysfunctions and disorders, recognize nursing implications, and formulate interventions.

Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: A Clinical Approach (6th Edition)

by Elizabeth M. Varcarolis Margaret Jordan Halter

The 6th edition of this textbook offers a clear, straightforward way to understand the often intimidating subject of psychiatric mental health nursing. Its practical, clinical perspective and user-friendly writing style help you quickly master key concepts. Clinical chapters follow the nursing process framework and progress from theory to application with a wealth of real-world examples to prepare you for practice.

Foundations of Psychological Testing

by Leslie A. Miller Robert L. Lovler Sandra A. Mcintire

Authors Sandra McIntire and Leslie Miller have accomplished what few before them have been able to. They have written a Psychological Testing book that is designed to lay a true foundation for learning and understanding. The primary objective of this text is not to dwell on the details of individual psychological tests, but to focus on the core concepts/psychometrics required to gain an appreciation of how to use the tests properly. Written in response to a growing need for a textbook on psychological testing conducive to maximal student learning, An Introduction Psychological Testing, gives students an understanding of the basic concepts, issues and tools used in psychological testing. It then effectively illustrates how these concepts, issues, and tools are relevant to them in everyday educational, clinical, and organizational settings.

Foundations of Psychological Testing: A Practical Approach

by Leslie A. Miller Robert L. Lovler

Offering a clear introduction to the basics of psychological testing as well as to psychometrics and statistics, Foundations of Psychological Testing: A Practical Approach, Fifth Edition by Leslie A. Miller and Robert L. Lovler is a practical book that includes discussion of foundational concepts and issues, using real-life examples and situations that students will easily recognize, relate to, and find interesting. A variety of pedagogical tools further the conceptual understanding needed for effective use of tests and test scores. Now aligned with the 2014 Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing, the Fifth Edition offers new and expanded content throughout.

Foundations of Python Network Programming

by Brandon Rhodes John Goerzen

Foundations of Python Network Programming, Third Edition, covers all of the classic topics found in the second edition of this book, including network protocols, network data and errors, email, server architecture, and HTTP and web applications, plus updates for Python 3. Some of the new topics in this edition include: * Extensive coverage of the updated SSL support in Python 3 * How to write your own asynchronous I/O loop. * An overview of the "asyncio" framework that comes with Python 3. 4. * How the Flask web framework connects URLs to your Python code. * How cross-site scripting and cross-site request forgery can be used to attack your web site, and how to protect against them. * How a full-stack web framework like Django can automate the round trip from your database to the screen and back. If you're a Python programmer who needs a deep understanding of how to use Python for network-related tasks and applications, this is the book for you. From web application developers, to systems integrators, to system administrators--this book has everything that you need to know. What you'll learn * Extensive coverage of the updated SSL support in Python 3 * How to write your own asynchronous I/O loop. * An overview of the "asyncio" framework that comes with Python 3. 4. * How the Flask web framework connects URLs to your Python code. * How cross-site scripting and cross-site request forgery can be used to attack your web site, and how to protect against them. * How a full-stack web framework like Django can automate the round trip from your database to the screen and back. * Updated coverage of network protocol layers and data encodings * How Python 3 works with network exception handling * How to use the requests library instead of urllib2 * Expanded coverage of Python web frameworks * How to work with web applications and email Who this book is for If you're a Python programmer who needs a deep understanding of how to use Python for network-related tasks and applications, this is the book for you. From web application developers, to systems integrators, to system administrators--this book has everything that you need to know. Table of Contents Introduction to Client/Server Networking UDP TCP Socket Names and DNS Network Data and Network Errors TLS and SSL Server Architecture Caches, Message Queues, and Map-Reduce HTTP Screen Scraping Web Applications E-mail Composition and Decoding SMTP POP IMAP Other technologies: Telnet, SSH, and FTP RPC System Administration

Foundations of Real Estate Development Financing: A Guide to Public-Private Partnerships

by Arthur C. Nelson

America's landscape is undergoing a profound transformation as demand grows for a different kind of American Dream--smaller homes on smaller lots, multifamily options, and walkable neighborhoods. This trend presents a tremendous opportunity to reinvent our urban and suburban areas. But in a time of fiscal austerity, how do we finance redevelopment needs? InFoundations of Real Estate Development Finance: A Guide for Public-Private Partnerships, urban scholar Arthur C. Nelson argues that efficient redevelopment depends on the ability to leverage resources through partnerships. Public-private partnerships are increasingly important in reducing the complexity and lowering the risk of redevelopment projects. Although planners are an integral part of creating these partnerships, their training does generally not include real-estate financing, which presents challenges and imbalances in public-private partnership. This is the first primer on financing urban redevelopment written for practicing planners and public administrators. In easy-to-understand language, it will inform readers of the natural cycle of urban development, explain how to overcome barriers to efficient redevelopment, what it takes for the private sector to justify its redevelopment investments, and the role of public and nonprofit sectors to leverage private sector redevelopment where the market does not generate sufficient rates of return. This is a must read for practicing planners and planning students, economic development officials, public administrators, and others who need to understand how to leverage public and non-profit resources to leverage private funds for redevelopment.

Foundations of Rehabilitation : Counseling with Persons Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

by J. Elton Moore William H. Graves Jeanne Boland Patterson

Rehabilitation professionals have long recognized that the needs of people who are blind or visually impaired are unique and require a special knowledge and expertise for the provision and coordination of effective rehabilitation services. Contributions to this text from more than 25 experts provide essential information on subjects such as functional, medical, vocational and psychological assessments; demographic and cultural issues; placement and employment issues; and the rehabilitation team. Each chapter includes a Learning Activities section that can be used in class assignments or during in-service training. Sample forms, such as a Job Analysis Worksheet, a Comprehensive Vocational Evaluation System Protocol, an Individualized Written Rehabilitation Program, and a Work Environment Visual Demands Report are included in the appendices. An extensive glossary provides easy access to clear definitions of terms.

Foundations of Security Analysis and Design VIII

by Alessandro Aldini Javier Lopez Fabio Martinelli

FOSAD has been one of the foremost educational events established with the goal of disseminating knowledge in the critical area of security in computer systems and networks. Over the years, both the summer school and the book series have represented a reference point for graduate students and young researchers from academia and industry, interested to approach the field, investigate open problems, and follow priority lines of research. This book presents thoroughly revised versions of four tutorial lectures given by leading researchers during three International Schools on Foundations of Security Analysis and Design, FOSAD, held in Bertinoro, Italy, in September 2014, 2015 and 2016. The topics covered in this book include zero-knowledge proof systems, JavaScript sandboxing, assessment of privacy, and distributed authorization.

The Foundations of Social Research

by Michael Crotty

Choosing a research method can be bewildering. How can you be sure which methodology is appropriate, or whether your chosen combination of methods is consistent with the theoretical perspective you want to take? This book links methodology and theory with great clarity and precision, showing students and researchers how to navigate the maze of conflicting terminology. The major epistemological stances and theoretical perspectives that colour and shape current social research are detailed and the author reveals the philosophical origins of these schools of inquiry and shows how various disciplines contribute to the practice of social research as it is known today.

Foundations of the Vocational Rehabilitation Process (6th edition)

by Richard Roessler Stanford E. Rubin

In this sixth edition guide for professionals in vocational rehabilitation (as well as families and individuals who want to understand and participate in planning rehabilitation), Rubin (emeritus, rehabilitation, Southern Illinois University) and Roessler (rehabilitation, human resources and communication, University of Arkansas) discuss government and societal acts concerning the disabled and what should be considered reasonable goals. Then they treat the clients, their needs, and the role of the counselor and give concrete advice on evaluation, support services, jobs, and independent living. There is also a chapter on the particular problems faced by women with disabilities. A clear and useful guide. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Foundations of Wildlife Diseases

by Richard G. Botzler Richard N. Brown

Foundations of Wildlife Diseases is a comprehensive overview of the basic principles that govern the study of wildlife diseases. The authors integrate theoretical foundations with a thorough examination of the factors that can affect the health and fitness of animals. They include specific information on a wide array of infectious agents such as bacteria, viruses, arthropods, fungi, protista, and helminths, as well as immunity to these agents. Also provided is a foundation for the study of noninfectious diseases, cancers, and prion diseases that affect wildlife. Supporting students, faculty, and researchers in areas related to wildlife management, biology, and veterinary sciences, this volume fills an important gap in wildlife disease resources, focusing on mammalian and avian wildlife while also considering reptiles and amphibians.Foundations of Wildlife Diseases provides students with a structure for thinking about and understanding infective agents and their interactions with wildlife. Each chapter includes an outline, select definitions and concepts, an overview and summary, and literature cited.

Foundations of Yoga Psychology

by K. Ramakrishna Rao

This book discusses the profound philosophy and practical psychology behind yoga, beyond its popular body-culture aspect. It pays particular attention to the psychological principles involved and their implications for the consummate understanding of human nature. It explores the psychological aspects of yoga theory and practice and discusses the aphorisms in Patanjali's treatise on Yoga with necessary commentary in current psychological terminology to make them intelligible to students of psychology and other interested readers. Importantly, the author draws out the implications of these aphorisms for future psychological study and research. The book discusses the author's concept of yoga of nonviolence which brings in Gandhian ideas into the framework of yoga. The author's own vast experience in creating interfaces of yoga research with practice also informs the discussions in this book. This authoritative and topical book by an eminent academic like Professor Ramakrishna Rao is of interest to scholars and students of diverse disciplines, including but not limited to psychology, philosophy and wellbeing research.

Foundations of Yoga: The Traditional Teachings of Sri Shyam Sundar Goswami

by Basile P. Catoméris

A guide to the complete yogic teachings of Sri Shyam Sundar Goswami by his disciple and spiritual heir • Shows how to enrich your physical Yoga practice by embracing and integrating Hatha Yoga’s metaphysical, spiritual, and psychological traditions • Explores the energy-focusing movements known as mudras and purification methods that can boost metabolism, reinforce muscles, and facilitate advanced sexual practices Foundations of Yoga presents the full and rigorous yogic training of traditional Hatha Yoga as taught by renowned Indian Yoga master the late Sri Shyam Sundar Goswami. Written by his disciple and spiritual heir, the book emphasizes metaphysical, spiritual, and psychological cultivation in addition to physical practice. It offers Yoga practitioners and teachers a way to enrich and advance their physical Yoga practice through a deeper understanding of physiology, psychology, philosophy, and spirituality centered on vedic and tantric principles. Woven together with stories from Sri Shyam Sundar Goswami’s life, the book explains pratyâhâra (control of the senses), châranâ (yogic bodybuilding), mental concentration exercises, and the energy-focusing and purifying muscular-control movements known as mudras, including the metabolism-boosting mahamudra and advanced pelvic mudras and sexual practices to transcend the ego. The book explores methods of internal purification such as dhauti (cleansing of the stomach with air or water), vasti (intestinal cleansing), neti (nasal cleansing), trâtaka (visual concentration exercises), and kapâlabhâti (diaphragmatic hyperventilation) and shows how these purifications are necessary before beginning the advanced breathing practices of prânayâma to eradicate deep internal impurities and strengthen the immune system. Exploring the philosophy of Yoga, the book shares meditative exercises for introspection, expanding consciousness, and seeking your true divine nature. As the teachings and life of Sri S. S. Goswami show, by strengthening the body, vital force, and mind, one can master all three for a long, healthy, harmonious life.

Foundations & Principles of Distributed Manufacturing

by Hermann Kühnle Günter Bitsch

The book presents a coherent description of distributed manufacturing, providing a solid base for further research on the subject as well as smart implementations in companies. It provides a guide for those researching and working in a range of fields, such as smart manufacturing, cloud computing, RFID tracking, distributed automation, cyber physical production and global design anywhere, manufacture anywhere solutions. Foundations & Principles of Distributed Manufacturing anticipates future advances in the fields of embedded systems, the Internet of Things and cyber physical systems, outlining how adopting these innovations could rapidly bring about improvements in key performance indicators, which could in turn generate competition pressure by rendering successful business models obsolete. In laying the groundwork for powerful theoretical models, high standards for the homogeneity and soundness of the suggested setups are applied. The book especially elaborates on the upcoming competition in online manufacturing operations and respective control procedures. By outlining encapsulation and evolving decision-making principles, Foundations & Principles of Distributed Manufacturing fully conceptualizes the view of manufacturing networks as sets of loosely coupled interacting smart factory objects. Moreover, the book provides concrete approaches to a number of future fields, where distributed manufacturing might be applied. Both researchers and professionals will profit from the authors' broad experience in Distributed Manufacturing and Fractal Enterprise implementations, where they initiated and completed a number of successful research projects: within the global Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS) scheme, within the European Research Area frameworks as well as national contexts, and both in industry and at leading research institutions. This background ensures well-founded theory on one hand and valuable practical results on the other in a fascinating area that is still under intensive research. Readers will acquire essential insights as well as useful guidance for categorizing and specifying extended distributed manufacturing solutions and their professional implementations.

Foundations: The Second Coming Study Guide

by Tom Holladay Kay Warren

A Purpose-Driven Discipleship Resource Discover the key that can strengthen beliefs to change behavior lessen your day-to-day stress level increase your security in an insecure world help you raise your kids with a right perspective on life i

Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days

by Jessica Livingston

Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days is a collection of interviews with founders of famous technology companies about what happened in the very earliest days. These people are celebrities now.

The Founder’s Dilemma

by Noam Wasserman

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The Founder's Dilemmas

by Noam Wasserman

Often downplayed in the excitement of starting up a new business venture is one of the most important decisions entrepreneurs will face: should they go it alone, or bring in cofounders, hires, and investors to help build the business? More than just financial rewards are at stake. Friendships and relationships can suffer. Bad decisions at the inception of a promising venture lay the foundations for its eventual ruin. The Founder's Dilemmas is the first book to examine the early decisions by entrepreneurs that can make or break a startup and its team. Drawing on a decade of research, Noam Wasserman reveals the common pitfalls founders face and how to avoid them. He looks at whether it is a good idea to cofound with friends or relatives, how and when to split the equity within the founding team, and how to recognize when a successful founder-CEO should exit or be fired. Wasserman explains how to anticipate, avoid, or recover from disastrous mistakes that can splinter a founding team, strip founders of control, and leave founders without a financial payoff for their hard work and innovative ideas. He highlights the need at each step to strike a careful balance between controlling the startup and attracting the best resources to grow it, and demonstrates why the easy short-term choice is often the most perilous in the long term. The Founder's Dilemmas draws on the inside stories of founders like Evan Williams of Twitter and Tim Westergren of Pandora, while mining quantitative data on almost ten thousand founders. People problems are the leading cause of failure in startups. This book offers solutions.

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