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jQuery UI 1.6: The User Interface Library for jQuery


Dan Wellman, "jQuery UI 1.6: The User Interface Library for jQuery"
Packt Publishing | 2009-02-03 | ISBN: 1847195121 | 440 pages | PDF | 5,2 MB

Modern web application user interface design requires rapid development and proven results. jQuery UI, a trusted plugin for the jQuery JavaScript library, gives you a trusted platform on which to build rich and engaging interfaces with maximum compatibility, stability, and a minimum of time and effort.

jQuery UI has a series of ready-made, great-looking user interface widgets and a comprehensive set of core interaction helpers designed to be implemented in a consistent and developer-friendly way. With all this, the amount of code that you need to write personally to take a project from conception to completion is drastically reduced This book has been written to maximize your experience with the library by breaking down each component and walking you through examples that progressively build upon your knowledge, taking you from beginner to advanced usage in a series of easy to follow steps.

In this book, you'll learn how each component can be initialized in a basic default implementation and then see how easy it is to customize its appearance and configure its behaviour to tailor it to the requirements of your application. You'll look at the properties and methods exposed by each component's API and see how these can be used to bring out the best in each component.
Events play a key role in any modern web applications if it is to meet the expected minimum requirements of interactivity and responsiveness, and each chapter will show you the custom events fired by each component and how these events can be intercepted and acted upon.

An example-based approach leads you step-by-step through the implementation and customization of each library component and its associated resources in turn. To emphasize the way that jQuery UI takes the difficulty out of user interface design and implementation, each chapter ends with a `fun with' section that puts together what you've learned throughout the chapter to make a usable and fun page. In these sections you'll often get to experiment with the latest associated technologies like AJAX and JSON.

Mathematics


B. M. Brandenberger, "Mathematics"
MacMillan Reference Books | 2002-01 | ISBN: 0028655613 | 800 pages | PDF | 41,9 MB

"In Macmillan's four-volume Mathematics encyclopedia, users will learn about the function of mathematics in everyday life as well as its role as a tool for measurement, data analysis, and technological development. Interdisciplinary in scope, the encyclopedia provides students with a clear and comprehensive introduction to this vast topic through nearly 300 entries that were commissioned especially for the set. The goal of the encyclopedia is to make mathematics and its basic disciplines—such as algebra, geometry, and trigonometry—more accessible and interesting to students and general users.

Biographical entries highlight mathematicians who have made significant contributions to the field. More than 30 career-related articles offer examples of mathematics "on the job." Entries on applications explore the role of mathematics in the modern world, from everyday conveniences to global communication methods and a multitude of scientific and technological advances. The authors who contributed entries to Mathematics bring a variety of expertise to the subject, and include members of academic institutions, math educators, and curriculum specialists. Contributors used their subject knowledge to write entries that are authoritative and up to date, but free of overly technological terms and scientific jargon. Many entries are illustrated and numerous equations, table, figures, and sidebars help illuminate the text. Unfamiliar terms and concepts are highlighted and defined in the margin, while cross-references direct users to articles of related interest. Most entries feature a selected bibliography, including Internet resources. Each volume includes a topical outline, a glossary, andan index. A cumulative index to the entire set appears in volume 4."
-- "American Reference Books Annual (ARBA)" (2003)

The Leadership Genius of George W. Bush: 10 Common Sense Lessons from the Commander-in-Chief


The Leadership Genius of George W. Bush: 10 Common Sense Lessons from the Commander-in-Chief By Carolyn B. Thompson, Jim Ware, James W. Ware
Publisher: Wiley 2002 | 256 Pages | ISBN: 0471420069 | PDF | 1 MB

Praise for The LEADERSHIP GENIUS of GEORGE W. BUSH

"Finally, a fun-to-read book about George W. Bush that details the secrets to his success!"
–Ken Blanchard, coauthor, The One Minute Manager®

"Political journalists love graduate student intelligence, the ability to make clever allusions in seminars, and in 1999—2000 they hassled George W. Bush for not having it. They didnt realize what this book succinctly displays: that the President has something far more important–CEO intelligence, the ability to ask tough questions, garner essential information, and make discerning decisions. Such intelligence can be fostered and honed, and this book shows how."
–Dr. Marvin Olasky, Professor of Journalism, The University of Texas at Austin, and Editor in Chief, World magazine

"Put aside politics and read this book right away for its true wisdom and concrete advice about leadership. The authors have done a brilliant job explaining the leadership style that makes this President so effective. Any leader can learn from the philosophy, strategy, and tactics in this book."
–Bruce Tulgan, founder of RainmakerThinking, Inc., author, Winning the Talent Wars

"Thompson and Ware make a compelling case that this President who ‘loves to be underestimated has a highly effective approach to leadership that is humane, direct, and at times, truly transformational. Many in business today could benefit from reading this book."
–David M. Abshire, President, Center for the Study of the Presidency

"Carolyn Thompson and James Ware have it right . . . leadership is about what one is, not just what one does. About character, not just charisma . . . about credibility, not just credentials. This timely account of The Leadership Genius of George W. Bush will truly encourage and inspire readers."
–Commissioner Robert A. Watson, Retired National Commander, The Salvation Army, U.S.A.

The Jews in the Modern World: A History since 1750


Hilary L. Rubinstein, Dan Cohn-Sherbok, Abraham J. Edelheit, W. D. Rubinstein, "The Jews in the Modern World: A History since 1750"
A Hodder Arnold Publication | 2002-09-12 | ISBN: 0340691638 | 480 pages | Djvu | 2,5 MB

The Jews in the Modern World covers the period from 1750 until the present, with an emphasis on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It explores in detail the diverse ways in which the Jewish people have reacted to Modernity. As well as covering the Holocaust, the Diaspora and the Arab-Israeli conflict, the authors have included material on anti-Semitism, philo-Semitism, Sephardi and Oriental Jewry and the development of rival ideologies within the Jewish community. An important section of the book is devoted to the often neglected topic of the role of women in Judaism. Interest in modern Jewish history has never been greater, but despite the huge amount of recent research, this is the first major textbook in forty years to deal with the topic in a clear and undogmatic manner.

iPhone Open Application Development: Write Native Applications Using the Open Source Tool Chain


Jonathan Zdziarski, "iPhone Open Application Development: Write Native Applications Using the Open Source Tool Chain"
O'Reilly Media, Inc | 2008-10-21 | ISBN: 0596155190 | 268 pages | CHM | 1,3 MB

"Great for beginners -- even if you don't know object-oriented programming, you can learn from examples on the 'Net and be on your way very soon. You will be able to confidently build apps that rival the ones included by Apple itself." -- Josh Content, iPhone Developer Developers everywhere are eager to create applications for the iPhone, and many of them prefer the open source, community-developed tool chain to Apple's own toolkit. In this new edition of iPhone Open Application Development, author Jonathan Zdziarski covers the latest version of the open toolkit -- now updated for Apple's iPhone 2.x software and iPhone 3G -- and explains in clear language how to create applications using Objective-C and the iPhone API. Zdziarski, who cracked the iPhone code and built the first fully-functional application with the open toolkit, includes detailed recipes and complete examples for graphics and audio programming, games programming with the CoreSurfaces and CoreImage interfaces, working with iTunes, and using sensors. With the open toolkit and this book, you can build iPhone applications that: Display status bars, preference tables, and other standard elements of the iPhone user interface Play pre-recorded files or program-generated sounds Read and write plain text files and HTML files, including pages from the Web, and control display elements, such as scrollbars Read and respond to changes in orientation when the user turns the phone around
And more. The first edition of this book developed an instant following and became the center of a movement. The second edition of iPhone Open Application Development will make this open source toolkit an indispensable part of iPhone applicationdevelopment.

Human Biologists in the Archives: Demography, Health, Nutrition and Genetics in Historical Populations


Human Biologists in the Archives: Demography, Health, Nutrition and Genetics in Historical Populations
Publisher: Cambridge University Press | ISBN: 0521801044 | edition 2003 | PDF | 360 pages | 5,35 mb

This book describes how archival data inform anthropological questions about human biology and health. The authors present a diverse array of human biological evidence from a variety of sources including the archaeological record, medical collections, church records, contemporary health and growth data, and genetic information from the descendants of historical populations. The contributions demonstrate how the analysis of historical documents expands the horizons of research in human biology, extends the longitudinal analysis of microevolutionary and social processes into the present, and enhances the understanding of the human condition.

Good Lighting for Offices and Office Buildings


Good Lighting for Offices and Office Buildings
Publisher: Fördergemeinsch | Pages: 42 | Date: 1992 | ISBN 3926193204 | PDF | 5 MB

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Epiduroscopy: Spinal Endoscopy (2009)


Epiduroscopy: Spinal Endoscopy
Publisher: Springer | Language: English | ISBN:3540875444 | 170 pages | Data: 2009 | PDF | 3 Mb

Description: Endoscopy of the spinal canal – epiduroscopy (EDS) – has proven to be a safe, efficient and future-oriented interventional endoscopic procedure for everyday clinical use in diagnosing and managing pain syndromes.

Epiduroscopy can be used in the sacral, lumbar, thoracic and even cervical regions of the spine to identify pathological structures, carry out tissue biopsies and perform epidural pain provocation tests to assess the pain relevance of visualized anomalies, making it an excellent diagnostic tool. Spinal endoscopy allows targeted epidural analgesic pharmacologic therapy for affected nerve roots or other painful regions in the epidural space. Treatment options provided by epiduroscopy include laser-assisted adhesiolysis or resection of pain-generating fibrosis, catheter placement, as well as support with other invasive procedures for pain relief. Professional EDS management enhances a multimodal philosophy and opens up new treatment strategies for patients. If used early on, it can control pain well before chronicity sets in.

Creativity in Human Evolution and Prehistory


Steven Mithen,"Creativity in Human Evolution and Prehistory"
Routledge | 1998-09-14 | ISBN: 0415160960 | 316 pages | PDF | 6.3 mb

This book examines how our understanding of human creativity can be extended by exploring this phenomenon during human evolution and prehistory.

Creative Flower Arranging: Floral Design for Home and Flower Show

Betty Belcher "Creative Flower Arranging: Floral Design for Home and Flower Show"
Timber Press (1993-10-01) | ISBN 0881922471 | 168 Pages | PDF | 4.7 Mb

This informative and encouraging book is written by an author with more than 35 years' experience. It explores flower arranging as an art form, with special emphasis on creativity and developing one's own style, while not neglecting functional uses such as table settings.

Marx: A Beginner's Guide


Andrew Collier - Marx: A Beginner's Guide
Pages:200 | PDF (HQ) | Oneworld Publications; (25. Februar 2008) |ISBN 1851685340 | 0.6 MB

Breathing new life into the achievements of Karl Marx, this accessible and jargon-free introduction is a timely reminder of his undiminished influence. Andrew Collier's engaging text not only introduces the reader to Marx the revolutionary, but also redefines him as one of the first truly democratic thinkers. In a concise yet searching manner, Collier covers all the elements of marxist thought, from the early writings to such major texts as "Capital" and the key themes of labour and society. Punctuating his study with a wide range of examples, from Aristotelian thought to Thatcherite policy, he explores the traditional notion of Marx the activist, while probing the apparent inconsistencies in his work and reclaiming his place as a philosopher and political theorist. Concluding with a thought-provoking assessment of Marx's pervasive influence on the political landscape of the twenty-first century. Collier's study highlights our own global inequalities and will be warmly welcomed by students, scholars and activists from a variety of backgrounds.

Clinical Anesthesia (Barash)


Clinical Anesthesia (Barash)
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins | September 1, 2005 | Fifth Edition | ISBN-10: 0781757452 | 1584 pages | CHM | 67.8 MB

The widely acclaimed text Clinical Anesthesia is now in its Fifth Edition, with thoroughly updated coverage and a new, more user-friendly design. More than 100 leading experts cover every aspect of contemporary perioperative medicine in one comprehensive, clinically focused, clear, concise, and accessible volume. New chapters in this edition cover genomic basis of perioperative medicine, office-based anesthesia, and disaster preparedness and bioterrorism. A new two-color page design enables readers to spot crucial information quickly. Each chapter opens with a numbered list of key points and the numbers are used in the margins to help readers locate information on those points.

The Healing Sun Code


The Healing Sun Code by William Henry
Publisher: Scala Dei 2001 | 376 Pages | ISBN: B000BMSYSW | PDF | 6 MB

The Healing Sun Code ia a book that touts "Rediscovering The Secret Science And Religion Of The Galactic Core And The Rebirth Of Earth In 2012".

The existence of the Healing Sun has been coded in the Mystery Teachings which tradition has so long held to lie behind the Holy Scriptures of numerous religions. This book throws light on these Mystery Teachings, the secret science and religion of the Galactic Core of our Milky Way galaxy, by revealing the symbol and word code of the Healing Sun. Maya prophets claimed 2012 would be a moment of new creation resulting in the transformation of our world. To use a term, with which we are now familiar, our world will be 'born again'. The book examines the fascinating pictures of the Healing Sun Maya science and religion draws for us in more detail.

Here's How: Apply to American Colleges and Universities

Moya Brennan "Here's How: Apply to American Colleges and Universities"
McGraw-Hill (1992-01-11) | ISBN 0844224790 | 192 Pages | PDF | 5.6 Mb

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AI for Game Developers

AI for Game Developers
O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (July 23, 2004) | ISBN-10: 0596005555 | CHM | 2,0 Mb | 371 pages

Advances in 3D visualization and physics-based simulation technology make it possible for game developers to create compelling, visually immersive gaming environments that were only dreamed of years ago. But today's game players have grown in sophistication along with the games they play. It's no longer enough to wow your players with dazzling graphics; the next step in creating even more immersive games is improved artificial intelligence, or AI. Fortunately, advanced AI game techniques are within the grasp of every game developer--not just those who dedicate their careers to AI. If you're new to game programming or if you're an experienced game programmer who needs to get up to speed quickly on AI techniques, you'll find AI for Game Developers to be the perfect starting point for understanding and applying AI techniques to your games. Written for the novice AI programmer, AI for Game Developers introduces you to techniques such as finite state machines, fuzzy logic, neural networks, and many others, in straightforward, easy-to-understand language, supported with code samples throughout the entire book (written in C/C++). From basic techniques such as chasing and evading, pattern movement, and flocking to genetic algorithms, the book presents a mix of deterministic (traditional) and non-deterministic (newer) AI techniques aimed squarely at beginners AI developers.

Other topics covered in the book include:
— Potential function based movements: a technique that handles chasing, evading swarming, and collision avoidance simultaneously — Basic pathfinding and waypoints, including an entire chapter devoted to the A* pathfinding algorithm — AI scripting — Rule-based AI: learn about variants other than fuzzy logic and finite state machines — Basic probability — Bayesian techniques Unlike other books on the subject, AI for Game Developers doesn't attempt to cover every aspect of game AI, but to provide you with usable, advanced techniques you can apply to your games right now. If you've wanted to use AI to extend the play-life of your games, make them more challenging, and most importantly, make them more fun, then this book is for you.

Garden to Vase: Growing and Using Your Own Cut Flowers


Garden to Vase: Growing and Using Your Own Cut Flowers
Publisher: Timber Press | Pages: 272 | May 1, 2007 | ISBN 0881928259 | PDF | 8 MB

As an accomplished gardener and professional florist, Linda Beutler offers unique insights into creating inspired floral arrangements and growing the plants that go into them. Among the topics that Beutler discusses are the philosophy of floral design; making creative use of plants you're already growing; techniques of harvesting and preparing cut flowers; "bouquet basics"; and creating arrangements for special occasions. The book culminates in "Plants for the Cutting Garden: Flowers, Foliage, and Fruit," which contains detailed descriptions of more than 200 outstanding plants. Adding greatly to the book's appeal and usefulness are Allan Mandell's breathtaking photographs of flowers in every stage from the garden to finished arrangement.

The Computer Engineering Handbook


Vojin Oklobdzija, "The Computer Engineering Handbook"
CRC | 2001-12-26 | ISBN: 0849308852 | 1408 pages | PDF | 18,5 MB

There is arguably no field in greater need of a comprehensive handbook than computer engineering. The unparalleled rate of technological advancement, the explosion of computer applications, and the now-in-progress migration to a wireless world have made it difficult for engineers to keep up with all the developments in specialties outside their own. References published only a few years ago are now sorely out of date.The Computer Engineering Handbook changes all of that. Under the leadership of Vojin Oklobdzija and a stellar editorial board, some of the industry's foremost experts have joined forces to create what promises to be the definitive resource for computer design and engineering. Instead of focusing on basic, introductory material, it forms a comprehensive, state-of-the-art review of the field's most recent achievements, outstanding issues, and future directions. The world of computer engineering is vast and evolving so rapidly that what is cutting-edge today may be obsolete in a few months. While exploring the new developments, trends, and future directions of the field, The Computer Engineering Handbook captures what is fundamental and of lasting value.
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"Hundreds of diagrams, graphs, and photographs, plus thousands of references to other works are included in this book, in which industry and academic experts provide both a review and reference, with exhaustive coverage of new and emerging areas...so it is of greatest value to those who already have a working or theoretical knowledge of computer engineering." -Phil Davies FBCS Winner of the CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Award for 2002!
- CHOICE, July 2002

Hundreds of diagrams, graphs, and photographs, plus thousands of references to other works are included in this book, in which industry and academic experts provide both a review and reference, with exhaustive coverage of new and emerging areas...so it is of greatest value to those who already have a working or theoretical knowledge of computer engineering.
-Phil Davies FBCS

Beginning SQL Server 2008 for Developers: From Novice to Professional


Robin Dewson, "Beginning SQL Server 2008 for Developers: From Novice to Professional"
Apress | 2008-07-24 | ISBN: 1590599586 | 496 pages | PDF | 14,3 MB

SQL Server 2008 is a first–rate database management system. It offers more capability than any previous release of SQL Server. More than just a classic relational database management system, SQL Server 2008 includes exciting and powerful features that make it useful for everything from large corporate data warehouses to ad hoc departmental databases. You’ll find enhanced support for XML, new support for spatial data, transparent data encryption, a policy–based management system, and more.

Author and developer Robin Dewson will show you the way from beginner to SQL Server 2008 professional. Learn to install SQL Server 2008 and navigate around Management Studio before getting right to the heart of mastering fundamental SQL Server 2008 tasks: creating tables, storing data, securing data, and retrieving it again. Dewson ensures you’ll be fully prepared to use all the basics and create a solid foundation for your own projects.

Don’t forget about backups! Your database will house important data, so backing up is essential to protect yourself from inevitable hardware failure. Dewson walks you through SQL Server 2008’s easy–to–use backup and recovery feature set, giving you the grounding that you need in order to set up a reliable plan for recovery in your own environment.

Learn to use Transact–SQL, a full–blown procedural language that is built right into the database system. Transact–SQL is the key to unlocking everything that SQL Server 2008 has to offer. Using Transact–SQL, you can write centrally encapsulated business logic through the use of stored procedures, automatically trigger processing through the use of triggers, and manipulate data within the server without having to move data back and forth across the network.

Finally, you’ll learn a bit about SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services, a powerful tool that allows enterprise reporting. Reporting Services enables you to develop and serve reports across your organization and even to business partners outside your company. Reporting Services also gives end users the ability to create their own reports, helping them transform business data into valuable, usable information to guide their day–to–day decisions.

What you’ll learn
Install and manage SQL Server on your system.

Create and secure tables.
Store and query data; use indexes to improve query performance.
“Sleep when the wind blows,” because you have a solid backup and recovery process.
Run procedural code inside your database in the form of Transact–SQL procedures and triggers.
Serve up business reports to in–house users and outside business partners via SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services.

CRC Handbook of Mechanical Engineering


Frank Kreith, "Handbook of Mechanical Engineering "
CRC | 1998-03-24 | ISBN: 084939418X | 2624 pages | PDF | 24,6 MB

The CRC Handbook of Mechanical Engineering serves as a resource of information, reflecting the tremendous changes occurring during the past 20 years in mechanical engineering. This guide covers all topics, including the development of computer technology, worldwide competition in industry, improvements in the flow of information, satellite communication, real time monitoring, increased energy efficiency, robotics, automatic control, environmental impacts of human activities, and advances in design and manufacturing methods

Awakening Genius in the Classroom


Awakening Genius in the Classroom By Thomas Armstrong
Publisher: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Deve 1998 | 81 Pages | ISBN: 0871203022 | PDF | 8.5 MB

"Every student is a genius," declares author Thomas Armstrong, and an educator's most important job is to discover and nurture the "genius qualities" that all students were born with but that may no longer be obvious. Urging readers to look beyond traditional understandings of what constitutes genius, Armstrong describes 12 such qualities: curiosity, playfulness, imagination, creativity, wonder, wisdom, inventiveness, vitality, sensitivity, flexibility, humor, and joy. He cites research in various fields that supports this broader understanding of genius and explains how influences in the home, the popular media, and the school itself "shut down" the genius in students.

Combining thoughtful insights and practical information, Armstrong offers guiding principles to help educators awaken genius in the classroom--beginning with awakening the genius in themselves. Readers will find dozens of suggested activities and helpful resources to provide "genius experiences" and create a "genial climate" in the classroom. In addition, suggestions for further study at the end of each section provide starting points for personal and professional reflection and growth.

As it celebrates the potential brainpower waiting to be unlocked in classrooms everywhere, Awakening Genius in the Classroom inspires educators to look at their students from a different perspective and to reinvigorate their teaching with a new sense of excitement and possibility. The result, Armstrong concludes, could extend far beyond the classroom and transform not only our schools, but the entire world.

Coenzyme Q: Molecular Mechanisms in Health and Disease (MODERN NUTRITION)

Coenzyme Q: Molecular Mechanisms in Health and Disease (MODERN NUTRITION)
CRC | 2000 | ISBN: 0849387329 | PDF | 408 pages | 4.3 Mb

Since its discovery in 1957, Coenzyme Q has piqued the interest of scientists from a wide range of disciplines because of its vitamin-like behavior and its interactions with antioxidant vitamins E and C. Coenzyme Q: Molecular Mechanisms in Health and Disease is a comprehensive treatise on this often-studied enzyme.

Sams Teach Yourself Windows Server 2008 in 24 Hours


Joe Habraken, "Sams Teach Yourself Windows Server 2008 in 24 Hours"
Sams | 2008-05-24 | ISBN: 0672330121 | 648 pages | CHM or PDF | 59,7 or 6,2 MB

In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, you will be able to install and configure Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and its various services for any size network. Using a straightforward, step-by-step approach, each lesson builds on the previous ones, enabling you to learn the essentials of Windows Server® 2008 from the ground up. Joe Habraken is a computer technology professional and best-selling author with more than fifteen years of experience in the information technology field. He has written more than twenty computer and information technology publications including Home Wireless Networking in a Snap, Skinning Windows XP, and Sams Teach Yourself Networking in 24 Hours (with Matt Hayden). Joe, a Microsoft Certified Professional and Cisco Certified Network Associate, currently serves as an associate professor at the University of New England in Biddeford, ME, where he teaches a variety of new media and information technology-related courses.

Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common tasks.
Q&As at the end of each hour help you test your knowledge.
By the Way notes present interesting information related to the discussion.
Did You Know? tips offer advice or show you easier ways to do something.
Watch Out! cautions alert you to possible problems and give you advice on how to avoid them.
Joe Habraken is a computer technology professional and best-selling author with more than fifteen years of experience in the information technology field. He has written more than twenty computer and information technology publications including Home Wireless Networking in a Snap, Skinning Windows XP, and Sams Teach Yourself Networking in 24 Hours (with Matt Hayden). Joe, a Microsoft Certified Professional and Cisco Certified Network Associate, currently serves as an associate professor at the University of New England in Biddeford, ME, where he teaches a variety of new media and information technology-related courses.

Thermophiles: The Keys to the Molecular Evolution and the Origin of Life?


Thermophiles: The Keys to the Molecular Evolution and the Origin of Life?

Publisher: CRC | ISBN: 0748407472 | edition 1998 | PDF | 352 pages | 4,22 mb

Late-1990s developments in the study of thermophiles have had considerable significance on theories of evolution. These micro-organisms are able to thrive at temperatures near or even above 100 degrees Celsius, and scientists have begun to study their biology in an attempt to provide clues about the beginnings of life on our planet. Researchers from diverse background such as biology, genetics, biogeochemistry, oceanography, systematics and evolution come together in this comprehensive volume to address questions such as: Why did life originate? Was the Earth at high temperatures when life began, and if so, how high? What can we conclude about the origins of life from studying thermophilic organisms?

Learning to Listen, Learning to Teach: The Power of Dialogue in Educating Adults


Learning to Listen, Learning to Teach: The Power of Dialogue in Educating Adults By Jane Vella
Publisher: Jossey-Bass 2002 | 263 Pages | ISBN: 0787959677 | PDF | 1.2 MB

In this updated version of her landmark book Learning to Listen, Learning to Teach, celebrated adult educator Jane Vella revisits her twelve principles of dialogue education with a new theoretical perspective gleaned from the discipline of quantum physics. Vella sees the path to learning as a holistic, integrated, spiritual, and energetic process. She uses engaging, personal stories of her work in a variety of adult learning settings, in different countries and with different educational purposes, to show readers how to utilize the twelve principles in their own practice with any type of adult learner, anywhere.

Teaching and Learning in the Early Years


Teaching and Learning in the Early Years
Routledge | 424 pages | 2008 | ISBN: 0415424798 | PDF | 4.2 mb

How can we help children to become independent learners? The third edition of this invaluable companion for Early Years practitioners provides a broad-ranging and up-to-date review of current thinking and best practice within Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 education. Based on the basic truth that an effective early years curriculum must start with the children, this book focuses on their needs and their potential. The best teaching must have a strong element of fun, wonder and excitement: David Whitebread and Penny Coltman show how play is a crucial part of this. Each chapter combines a review of important principles with practical and inspiring classroom examples. This 3rd edition has been fully revised and updated in light of the introduction of the Early Years Foundation Stage, and includes completely new chapters concerned with classroom organisation to support independent learning, outdoor learning, speaking and listening and mathematics in the early years. The authors review all major areas of the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 curriculum and a range of basic issues and principles, including: an analysis of current research into how children learn discussions of general issues such as classroom organisation, curriculum management, and assessment a detailed section on play and language chapters covering individual curriculum areas across all 6 Foundation Stage areas of learning and across the areas of the Key Stage 1 National Curriculum The book is essential reading for all Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 trainee teachers, their tutors and mentors, and serving teachers working with children in the 3-7 age range wishing to reflect upon and develop their practice.

Empire's New Clothes: Reading Hardt and Negri


Empire's New Clothes: Reading Hardt and Negri By Jodi Dean, Paul Passavant
Publisher: Routledge 2003 | 336 Pages | ISBN: 0415935555 | PDF | 2.1 MB

The publication of Empire last year created a sensation that spread from academia to the media to cocktail-party buzz. A book that causes such a "scholarly commotion" comes along "only once every decade or so" wrote the New York Times, as the book's radical vision of imperial power in the new millennium sparked both histrionic condemnation and serious academic engagement.

After September 11 this discussion of Empire's political and legal theories was closely linked with the struggle to redefine America's place in a changed world. The book was read as a diagnosis of our era and a call for liberatory action, while Michael Hardt was acclaimed as the next Jacques Derrida. Framing the debate about this landmark work, The Empire's New Clothes brings together leading scholars to make sense of Empire's new vocabulary and tackle its claims head on. Does the authors' vision accurately describe the power structure of today's world? Do the processes of "globalization" today represent a fundamental break from the past? Is the book really a "communist manifesto" for the new age?

Empire's New Clothes investigates these and other key issues, giving academics, students, and lay readers a handle on a work that touches the most vital themes of current political, social, and economic life.

Valuing A Business, 4th Edition


Valuing A Business, 4th Edition
Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 4 edition (August 30, 2000) | ISBN: 0071356150 | edition 2000 | PDF | 1291 pages | 4,9 mb

First published in 1981, Valuing a Business is today the world's most widely followed valuation reference. As more professional associations than ever offer valuation education and credentials, this Fourth Eidtion - with 10 new chapters that significantly expand the book's scope - promises to appeal to an even broader market. This easy-to-use reference features increased emphasis on vlauation court cases and decisions; new information on arbitration and mediation; updated data on stock option valuation; and much more.

Principles and Practice of Gynecologic Oncology

William J Hoskins, Carlos A Perez, Robert C Young, Richard R Barakat, Maurie Markman, «Principles and Practice of Gynecologic Oncology»
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins | ISBN: 0781746892 | 4t Edition - 2005 | CHM | 1419 Pages | 76,0 Mb

This updated Fourth Edition provides comprehensive coverage of the biology of gynecologic cancer, the therapeutic modalities available, and the diagnosis and treatment of site-specific malignancies. Because of the importance of multimodality treatment, the site-specific chapters are co-authored by a surgical oncologist, a medical oncologist, a radiation oncologist, and a pathologist. A significant portion of this edition focuses on monoclonal antibodies, vaccines, and gene directed therapies and how they can greatly improve treatment outcomes. A new chapter on end-of-life care is also included. Three distinguished new editors--Richard R. Barakat, MD, Maurie Markman, MD, and Marcus E. Randall, MD--now join the editorial team.

2009-02-27

Heirloom Cookbook: Recipes Handed Down by Jewish Mothers and Modern Recipes from Daughters an d Friends


Heirloom Cookbook: Recipes Handed Down by Jewish Mothers and Modern Recipes from Daughters an d Friends (Adult Interest) by: Miriam Lerner Satz (Compiler)
Publisher: Kar-Ben Publishing 2003 | 152 Pages | ISBN: 158013095X | PDF | 1.7 MB

Heirlooms come in many forms, shapes, and designs. Characteristically, all of them possess inherent value and sentimental worth, usually embracing fond memories. Recipes that won the hearts of those who experienced them, on various occasions, especially birthday celebrations, holidays, and anniversaries, involving family and friends, may very well take on heirloom status.Keeping alive these simple treasures is the purpose of Heirloom Cookbook. May the recipes it contains add to the enjoyment at many tables on many occasions.

The Labor Progress Handbook: Early Interventions to Prevent and Treat Dystocia

The Labor Progress Handbook: Early Interventions to Prevent and Treat Dystocia
Publisher:Blackwell Publishers | Pages:206 | 2000-03-15 | ISBN:0632052813 | HTML | 1.2 MB

A comprehensive compilation of problem-based, low cost, low risk measures to prevent or treat difficult labour. These measures are logically used before higher-cost, higher-risk measures. The book is arranged so that a busy user can find desired information quickly, using index tabs, flowcharts, and plentiful illustrations.

1100 Words You Need to Know


1100 Words You Need to Know By Murray Bromberg, Melvin Gordon
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series 2008 | 384 Pages | ISBN: 0764138642 | PDF | 1.4 MB

Updated to meet the needs of students preparing for the latest versions of the SAT and ACT college entrance tests, the new edition of this helpful, longtime best-selling book features word lists with definitions, analogy exercises, word games, and words-in-context exercises. A special feature is the authors’ Panorama of Words, in which each of the book’s 1110 words is presented in a sentence from a well-known novel, play, poem, or other literary source. A new “Bonus Materials” section commemorates this book’s 40th Anniversary as a leader in vocabulary building and test preparation.

10 Secrets of Time Management for Salespeople

10 Secrets of Time Management for Salespeople: Gain the Competitive Edge and Make Every Second Count
Career Press | November 2002 | ISBN: 1564146308 | PDF | 288 pages | 1.55 Mb

Dave Kahle adapts many now common time management processes for the specific use of salespeople in the field. His underlying assumption is that it is much more difficult for outside salespeople to apply the usual techniques, since their lives are so filled with uncertainty. Plus salespeople tend to be action-oriented, so they don't commonly want to spend time planning or setting up systems. But, Kahle argues, such organization is critical to success in sales. While Kahle claims that most time management principles and tactics "totally miss the unique challenges of the field salesperson," the material he covers in the book sounds very familiar. It echoes many other books about goal setting, problem solving, decision making and effective selling. getAbstract.com finds that while this may be a helpful review of fairly common material in the guise of time management, the information is hardly unique - although its focus on salespeople's needs may give it additional value for them.

Programmable Logic Controllers : Programming Methods and Applications


Programmable Logic Controllers : Programming Methods and Applications
Publisher: Prentice Hall | 320 pages | April 21, 2003 | ISBN 0130607185 | PDF | 5 MB

This book is designed to help readers develop a good general working knowledge of programmable controllers with concentration on relay ladder logic techniques and how PLC is connected to external components in an operating control system. The book uses real world programming problems that readers can solve on any available programmable controller or PLC simulator. Later chapters relate to more advanced subjects in machine controls making this a welcome addition to a personal technical reference library. KEY TOPCIS: The authors examine ladder diagram fundamentals, the programmable logic controller, fundamental PLC programming, advanced programming techniques, mnemonic programming code, wiring techniques, analog I/O, discrete position sensors, encoders, transducers, and advanced sensors, closed loop and PID control, motor controls, and system integrity and safety. For those involved in Electrical, Automation, Control, and Process Engineering.

Active Training: A Handbook of Techniques, Designs, Case Examples, and Tips


Mel Silberman, Carol Auerbach, "Active Training: A Handbook of Techniques, Designs, Case Examples, and Tips"
Publisher: Pfeiffer | 1998-05-27 | ISBN 0787939897 | PDF | 336 pages | 1.62 MB

It?s here! An all-new edition of the handbook that started the active training revolution.

You'll learn how to:
* Assess training needs and participants
* Develop active training objectives
* Create practical opening exercises
* Prepare effective lectures
* Design active training exercises
* Provide for back-on-the-job application . . . and much more!

Silberman is synonymous with active training. Thousands upon thousands of trainers look to Silberman for sage advice on teaching adults the way they learn best: by doing.

Now Silberman presents an all-new edition of his runaway bestseller, Active Training. This handbook shows you how to design and conduct experiential programs in private and public sector organizations from beginning to end. Silberman has augmented the first edition, with a wealth of new training exercises and updated case studies, along with information on emerging training technologies and ways to substantiate the ROI of training. Plus, a new section entitled Introducing Active Training explores in greater depth the reasons why adults learn best when they are actively engaged in the learning process.

You get over 200 real-life designs and case examples distributed over 35 subject areas including:
* coaching
* communication skills
* team building
* performance appraisals
* customer service
* problem solving
* time management
* leadership . . . and much more!

The index to the case studies enables you to find a training example that suits your current need. Checklists and assessments reinforce training topics and enable you to plan for action.

The Dream Sharing Sourcebook: A Practical Guide to Enhancing Your Personal Relationships

Phyllis R. Koch-Sheras "The Dream Sharing Sourcebook: A Practical Guide to Enhancing Your Personal Relationships"
NTC Business Books (1998-04) | ISBN 1565658795 | 282 Pages | PDF | 1 Mb

The concept of sharing dreams is not new. It has been practised since the dawn of time. The Dream Sharin g Sourcebook explains how and why dream sharing can enhance personal growth & development for couples, families, friends and groups.

Getting a Job in Australia: How to Discover Well Paid Work and a Great New Lifestyle

Nick Vandome "Getting a Job in Australia: How to Discover Well Paid Work and a Great New Lifestyle "
How to Books (1997-11) | ISBN 1857032802 | 192 Pages | PDF | 1.8 Mb

With ever-increasing competition for entry into Australia and its employment market, it is useful for migrant job-hunters to arm themselves with as much practical and relevant information as possible. This handbook aims to provide a step-by-step guide to all aspects of finding both permanent and casual employment in Australia. It explains the current economic climate, where to look for work, what pay and conditions to expect and provides key information about tax, contracts, your rights at work and the Australian philosophy of employment.

Beyond Spin: The Power of Strategic Corporate Journalism


Markos Kounalakis, Drew Banks, Kim Daus, "Beyond Spin: The Power of Strategic Corporate Journalism (Jossey Bass Business and Management Series)"
Publisher: Jossey-Bass | 1999-10-22 | ISBN 0787945501 | PDF | 256 pages | 1.21 MB

Due to factors both within and outside their control, companies of all types now face internal and external communication demands that are central to their ultimate success. Markos Kounalakis, Drew Banks, and Kim Daus accordingly argue in Beyond Spin that the most efficacious way to handle them is more complicated than some business leaders may initially imagine--but also more potent than the alternatives they may otherwise engage. Drawing on varied backgrounds in business and journalism, the authors craft a convincing argument for developing a holistic alliance between standard organizational communication and traditional Western journalism that meets these needs. The goal of this refreshingly progressive approach, which they've dubbed strategic corporate journalism, is to create "awareness and understanding through open, timely and accurate information flow." It has been employed in one manner or another by high-profile firms such as SGI, formerly Silicon Graphics, whose experiences under fire are examined in one chapter. Other chapters focus on the evolution and impact of in-house PR and journalism for public consumption; development of effective communication networks in knowledge-based organizations; consequences of adopting or rejecting these principles at companies such as Hewlett-Packard and ARCO; and future requirements these efforts will continually address. --Howard Rothman

The Mystic Arts of the Ninja


The Mystic Arts of the Ninja By Stephen Hayes
Publisher: McGraw-Hill 1985 | 160 Pages | ISBN: 0809253437 | PDF | 30 MB

Ninja . . . that single word conjures up images of mystery and power. The ability to move swiftly and silently, to mesmerize one's victim, to strike infallibly, and then to disappear into the night--this is the legend of the ninja. These nearly sorcerous aspects of the ninja, as well as the exotic weapons they use, are the focus of The Mystic Arts of the Ninja. Its author, Shidoshi Stephen K. Hayes, is the sole American to be granted teaching credentials by the 34th grandmaster of the Togokure School of Ninjutsu in Japan. Going beyond the basic conditioning and training techniques of his best-selling Ninjutsu: The Art of the Invisible Warrior, Hayes explains the most sought after secrets of his ninja training:

* Hypnotism: Saiminjutsu, the ninja's hypnotic powers are described and explained. Sample exercises are provided to help develop your hypnotic powers.
* Invisibility: Stealth walking and camouflage are discussed. Hayes provides examples of how to move silently across various kinds of terrain and how to blend into your surroundings to become invisible.
* Weaponry: The Hanbo cane, the sword, and the infamous shuriken throwing stars are ninja trademarks. Hayes fully describes their use in grappling as well as in attacking. Shidoshi Hayes's instruction is perhaps the most important aspect of this book: no other book represents the true ninja tradition.

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Drawing


Dean Fisher, Josephine Robinson, “Teach Yourself VISUALLY Drawing”
Visual | 2007-11-12 | ISBN: 0470067152 | 289 pages | PDF | 16,2 MB

There's no reason to be intimidated by art; creating a compelling drawing can be nothing more than breaking down the process into a few simple stages. This book shows you how to consider the shape of an object, render light and shadow, and make your drawings more realistic by understanding perspective. With plentiful examples, demonstrations of various techniques, and inspiring galleries of master drawings, Teach Yourself VISUALLY Drawing will bring out your inner artist. You progress from basic shapes and still lifes to portraits, the human form, and landscapes. You'll be amazed at what you can create with just a pencil, paper, and a little instruction.

Concise teo-page lessons show you all the steps to a skill and are ideal for quick review
Each topic is defined and described
Detailed illustrations and photos demonstrate drawing techniques and provide inspiration
Explanations accompany each illustration or photo
Helpful hints provide additional guidance

Massacre at Montsegur: A History of the Albiegensian Crusade


Zoe Oldenbourg, "Massacre at Montsegur: A History of the Albiegensian Crusade"
Phoenix Press | 2001-04 | ISBN: 1842124285 | 432 pages | PDF | 18,7 MB

In 1208 Pope Innocent III called for a Crusade--this time against a country of fellow Christians. The new enemy: Raymond VI, Count of Toulouse, one of the greatest princes in Christendom, premier baron of all the territories in southern France where the langue d'oc was spoken. Thus began the Albigensian Crusade, named after the town of Albi. It culminated in 1244 at the mountain fortress of Montsegur with the massacre of the Cathars, or "pure ones"--a faith more ancient than Catholicism. At stake was not only the growth of this rival religion right in the heart of the Catholic Church's territory, but also the very survival of the Languedoc itself as an autonomous and independent region of France.

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Chess


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Visual | 2006-12-18 | ISBN: 0000 | 336 pages | PDF | 18,6 MB

Chess is a mental game, but you don't have to strain your brain to learn the basics—not with this guide that shows you how to play. Teach Yourself VISUALLY Chess covers how to set up the board, how each piece moves, opening strategies and variations, attacking themes and common sacrifices, and more. Photos of the board let you see strategies in action. For hands-on practice, you can even set up your board and make your moves as you learn. With this book and practice, you'll be saying "Checkmate" in no time.
* Concise two-page lessons show you all the steps to a skill and are ideal for quick review
* Each move or tactic is clearly explained
* Explanations accompany each photo
* Color photos and diagrams show key positions, strategies, and moves
* Helpful tips provide additional guidance