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  • Sair Linux and GNU Certification® Level I: System Administration

    Learn more, earn more with Linux certification! The Sair Linux and GNU Certification program, designed and developed by the industry-leading members of Sair Linux, Inc. and its advisory board, provides you with a clear path for improving your Linux and GNU skills and knowledge base. This new series of books will help you gain the necessary tools to become Linux and GNU certified, which can lead to more job opportunities and a higher salary! Level I concentrates on the areas of expertise that must be mastered to become a Sair Linux and GNU Certified Administrator (LCA).
    In this guide, the Sair Linux and GNU Certification team draws upon their years of experience to provide expert advice and guidance on managing a free-to-use, open source software system for the enterprise. With the help of detailed lab exercises, they walk you step-by-step through all areas you?ll need to know in order to pass the certification exam, including theory of operation, base system, shells and commands, system utilities, and applications. Plus, they provide 100 sample test questions to help you prepare for the exam.The second of four study guides for the LCA certificate, this book will help you:
    · Understand the Linux native file system and the file manager
    · Set up an NIS server and network
    · Write shell scripts using BASH and Perl
    · Perform consistency checks and troubleshoot system errors
    · Create and manage individual user and group accounts
    · Migrate from DOS/Windows to Linux with ease
    · Install and configure a wide range of applications, from e-mail to benchmark utilities to backup tools
    Other books to look for in the Level I series:
    Sair Linux and GNU Certification®
    Level I: Installation and Configuration
    Sair Linux and GNU Certification®
    Level I: Networking
    Sair Linux and GNU Certification®
    Level I: Security, Ethics, and Privacy
    Visit our Web site at www.wiley.com/compbooks/

  • The New York Public Library Amazing U.S. Geography: A Book of Answers for Kids

    The New York Public Library
    AMAZING U.S. Geography

    Follow a chinook over the Rocky Mountains. Trace the course of the Mississippi River from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. Discover where gold is mined and fish are farmed in the United States. Explore our fascinating nation from Alabama to Wyoming, and find answers to all your questions about U.S. geography...

    Where is the highest waterfall in the United States? See page 33.
    What is a sand sea? See page 40.
    Why does California have so many earthquakes? See page 41.
    Why are people from new England called Yankees? See page 69.
    How many U.S. presidents were born in Ohio? See page 89.
    Where did the Santa Fe Trail begin? See page 96.
    How large is mammoth Cave in Kentucky? See page 108.
    How hot are the Hot Springs in Arkansas? See page 116.

    Also in The New York Public Library Answer Books series:

    Incredible Earth
    Amazing Space
    Amazing African American History
    Amazing Hispanic American History
    Amazing Women in American History
    Amazing Mythology
    Amazing Explorers
    Amazing Scientists

  • Brief Employee Assistance Homework Planner

    The Bestselling Treatment Planning System for Mental Health Professionals
    * Contains over 90 ready-to-copy homework assignments that can be used in EAP settings
    * Assignments may be quickly customized using the enclosed disk
    * Homework assignments and exercises are keyed to the behaviorally based presenting problems from The Employee Assistance Treatment Planner

    Help your EAP clients develop the skills they need to work through problems

    The Brief Employee Assistance Homework Planner arms you with an array of ready-to-use, between-session assignments designed to fit virtually every therapeutic mode. This easy-to-use sourcebook features:
    * Over 90 copier-ready exercises covering the most common issues in employee assistance program counseling
    * A quick-reference format-the interactive assignments are grouped by behavioral problem, such as low self-esteem, chemical dependence, and managerial deficiency
    * Expert guidance on how to make the most efficient use of the exercises
    * Assignments that are cross-referenced to The Employee Assistance Treatment Planner-so you can quickly identify the right exercise for a given situation or behavioral problem
    * A computer disk that contains all the exercises in a word-processing format-allowing you to customize them to suit you and your clients? unique styles and needs

    Additional resources in the PracticePlanners(TM) series

    Treatment Planners cover all the necessary elements for developing formal treatment plans, including detailed problem definitions, long-term goals, short-term objectives, therapeutic interventions, and DSM-IV diagnoses.

    Documentation Sourcebooks provide the forms and records that mental health professionals need to efficiently run their practice.

    For more information on our PracticePlanners(TM) products, including our full line of Treatment Planners, visit us on the Web at: www.wiley.com/practiceplanners

  • Big Issues: The Examined Life in a Digital Age

    The nation?s leading opinion makers converge to address technology and its impact on society and business
    The Forbes ASAP annual Big Issue is the most important magazine special in all of high technology. It has been hailed as "the last great bastion of the essay" by author Stanley Crouch. It is historian Stephen Ambrose?s favorite publication to write for, and Tom Wolfe has made it the home for more of his original essays than any other publication in the last decade. Each of the five Big Issues has tackled a burning social question as it relates to technology, including the new meaning of work, the changing nature of time in the digital age, the great convergence (work/play, public/private, science/religion), and what is true. And each issue brings together the best writers and thinkers in search of answers. Big Issue contributors have come from business (Bill Gates, Andrew Grove), science (E. O. Wilson, Stephen Jay Gould), literature (John Updike, Reynolds Price, Elmore Leonard), history (John Keegan, Jacques Barzun), politics (Gore Vidal, Peggy Noonan), sports (Muhammad Ali), and religion (the Dalai Lama). Sixty-three of the best essays from the first five Big Issues are complied in this new collection, with an original foreword by longtime Big Issue fan Peter Jennings.

  • Cross-Cultural Survey Methods


    Since all research is in a sense comparative, it is sometimes argued that methods and requirements remain the same, no matter what country or nationality is involved. The editors of this volume contend that this philosophy is an oversimplification. Although comparative survey research builds on and benefits from best practices established in monocultural research, cross-cultural research requires methodologies which address the central issues of equivalence of measurement and comparability of findings. The literature dealing with these issues has tended to be piecemeal, scattered across disciplines, and focused on specific questionnaires and the needs of single disciplines. This book provides the first systematic, interdisciplinary and hands-on treatment of the issues of greatest saliency for comparative survey research within and across countries.

    Breaking new ground in its approach, Cross-Cultural Survey Methods describes how to recognize and deal with the major obstacles at each stage of researching, striving for equivalence and comparability. Topics include:
    * Designing and crafting questionnaires for comparative subjects, including questionnaire translation
    * Error and bias issues in cross-national surveys
    * Techniques for analyzing bias and equivalence
    * Statistical techniques for substantive analysis and the use of multidimensional scaling to analyze bias and research questions
    * Important issues of preparing data for secondary analysis, such as data access, and documentation
    * An introduction to meta-analysis in comparative survey research

    Consistently readable and grounded in the expertise of noted international authorities, this volume fills an increasing need for practical methodologies for cross-cultural research.

  • Van Nostrand′s Concise Encyclopedia of Science

    The most comprehensive one-volume scientific desk reference available
    Based on the new 4,000-page, two-volume Van Nostrand?s Science Encyclopedia, Ninth Edition, the best scientific encyclopedia available according to the Library Journal, this authoritative, concise encyclopedia of science features over 5,000 entries that completely cover vital science, technology, and math terms and concepts. Easy-to-use and fun to read, this indispensable reference covers the very latest scientific advances and developments in all areas of science. Plus, it offers basic definitions of scientific terms followed by concise explanations of the concepts. Packed with illustrations, charts, and graphs, this impressive book also features numerous line drawings, diagrams, and black-and-white photos.
    Christopher G. DePree (Decatur, GA) is Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Agnes Scott College.
    Alan Axelrod, PhD (Atlanta, GA) is the award-winning author of more than twenty books and is a well-regarded popular historian.

  • International Accounting and Multinational Enterprises

    Emphasis is on the broader international business environment and the context in which accounting is practiced worldwide.
    * Explains how the development of equity markets around the world has strongly influenced a convergence of key accounting practices.
    * Focused on the business strategies of MNEs and how accounting applies to these strategies.

  • The EVA Challenge: Implementing Value-Added Change in an Organization

    The co-founder of EVA shows how to apply it in today?s new economy

    EVA-economic valued added-is a measure of the true financial performance of a company, and a strategy for creating corporate and shareholder wealth. It is also a method of changing corporate priorities and behavior throughout a company, right down to the "shop floor." In The EVA Challenge, the authors outline how to implement EVA-from training employees to answering the most frequently encountered implementation problems faced by companies.

    This detailed "how-to" guide represents the second phase in the "EVA Revolution", showing executives around the world how to customize and implement EVA at their companies. Here, EVA converts learn how to work some "EVA magic" through company-specific initiatives and case study examples. Coverage includes completely new materials on "real options", leveraged stock options, and other concepts critical to corporations in both new and old economy industry sectors.

  • Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP′s Common Sense Construction Law: A Practical Guide for the Construction Professional

    Construction law is an extremely confusing element and a constant concern of any construction or contracting firm.

  • Valuation: Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies University Edition

    Completely Updated, Over 200,000 Copies Sold!

    "A ?how-to? guide for corporate executives who want to get at the unrealized shareholder values trapped in public companies."
    New York Times


    "The book?s clarity and comprehensive coverage make it one ofthe best practitioners? guides to valuation."
    Financial Times

    "Should serve very well the professional manager who wants to do some serious thinking about what really does contribute value to his or her firm and why."
    The Journal of Finance

    "Valuation is like a Swiss army knife . . . you will be prepared for just about any contingency."
    Martin H. Dubilier, Chairman of the Board, Clayton & Dubilier, Inc.

    "This book on valuation represents fresh new thinking. The writing is clear and direct, combining the best academic principles with actual experience to arrive at value-increasing solutions."
    J. Fred Weston, cordner Professor of Money and Financial Markets, Graduate School of Management, UCLA

    System Requirements:
    Pentium II PC or greater
    Windows 98 or later
    128MB RAM
    20MB Hard Disk Space
    Excel 97 / 2000 (Alone or part of Office 97 / 2000) w/Report Manager & Analysis ToolPak installed and enabled.
    (Note: Formulas & Computations are not guaranteed in later versions of Excel)
    Video Display: 800 x 600 recommended

  • Synthetic Aperture Radar Signal Processing with MATLAB Algorithms

    An up-to-date analysis of the SAR wavefront reconstruction signal theory and its digital implementation With the advent of fast computing and digital information processing techniques, synthetic aperture radar (SAR) technology has become both more powerful and more accurate. Synthetic Aperture Radar Signal Processing with MATLAB Algorithms addresses these recent developments, providing a complete, up-to-date analysis of SAR and its associated digital signal processing algorithms. This book introduces the wavefront reconstruction signal theory that underlies the best SAR imaging methods and provides clear guidelines to system design, implementation, and applications in diverse areas-from airborne reconnaissance to topographic imaging of ocean floors to surveillance and air traffic control to medical imaging techniques, and numerous others. Enabling professionals in radar signal and image processing to use synthetic aperture technology to its fullest potential, this work:
    * Includes M-files to supplement this book that can be retrieved from The MathWorks anonymous FTP server at ftp://ftp.mathworks.com/pub/books/soumekh
    * Provides practical examples and results from real SAR, ISAR, and CSAR databases
    * Outlines unique properties of the SAR signal that cannot be found in other information processing systems
    * Examines spotlight SAR, stripmap SAR, circular SAR, and monopulse SAR modalities
    * Discusses classical SAR processing issues such as motion compensation and radar calibration

  • Statistical Modeling by Wavelets

    A comprehensive, step-by-step introduction to wavelets in statistics.

    What are wavelets? What makes them increasingly indispensable in statistical nonparametrics? Why are they suitable for "time-scale" applications? How are they used to solve such problems as denoising, regression, or density estimation? Where can one find up-to-date information on these newly "discovered" mathematical objects? These are some of the questions Brani Vidakovic answers in Statistical Modeling by Wavelets. Providing a much-needed introduction to the latest tools afforded statisticians by wavelet theory, Vidakovic compiles, organizes, and explains in depth research data previously available only in disparate journal articles. He carefully balances both statistical and mathematical techniques, supplementing the material with a wealth of examples, more than 100 illustrations, and extensive references-with data sets and S-Plus wavelet overviews made available for downloading over the Internet. Both introductory and data-oriented modeling topics are featured, including:
    * Continuous and discrete wavelet transformations.
    * Statistical optimality properties of wavelet shrinkage.
    * Theoretical aspects of wavelet density estimation.
    * Bayesian modeling in the wavelet domain.
    * Properties of wavelet-based random functions and densities.
    * Several novel and important wavelet applications in statistics.
    * Wavelet methods in time series.

    Accessible to anyone with a background in advanced calculus and algebra, Statistical Modeling by Wavelets promises to become the standard reference for statisticians and engineers seeking a comprehensive introduction to an emerging field.

  • Architects of the Web: 1,000 Days that Built the Future of Business

    "A terrific book that captures the explosion of creativity and business evolution at the center of the Internet phenomenon. A tantalizing mix of diverse players with utopian visions, animated by equal parts aggression and delight. A true saga of our time."-James F. Moore author, The Death of Competition; Chairman, Geo Partners Research Inc.

    Architects of the Web presents the dynamic history of the Web?s creation and evolution-as well as its emergence as a dynamic business tool-through revealing profiles of its architects, the brilliant minds who have helped thrust the Web onto desktops and corporate agendas around the world. A diverse, ambitious group, the architects of the Web are:
    * Marc Andreessen, Netscape
    * Ariel Poler, I/PRO
    * Rob Glaser, Progressive Networks Andrew Anker, HotWired
    * Kim Polese, Marimba
    * Halsey Minor, C/NET
    * Mark Pesce, VRML
    * Jerry Yang, Yahoo!

  • Sensors and Signal Conditioning

    Praise for the First Edition . . .

    "A unique piece of work, a book for electronics engineering, in general, but well suited and excellently applicable also to biomedical engineering . . . I recommend it with no reservation, congratulating the authors for the job performed." -IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology

    "Describes a broad range of sensors in practical use and some circuit designs; copious information about electronic components is supplied, a matter of great value to electronic engineers. A large number of applications are supplied for each type of sensor described . . . This volume is of considerable importance."-Robotica

    In this new edition of their successful book, renowned authorities Ramon Pallàs-Areny and John Webster bring you up to speed on the latest advances in sensor technology, addressing both the explosive growth in the use of microsensors and improvements made in classical macrosensors. They continue to offer the only combined treatment for both sensors and the signal-conditioning circuits associated with them, following the discussion of a given sensor and its applications with signal-conditioning methods for this type of sensor. New and expanded coverage includes:
    * New sections on sensor materials and microsensor technology
    * Basic measurement methods and primary sensors for common physical quantities
    * A wide range of new sensors, from magnetoresistive sensors and SQUIDs to biosensors
    * The widely used velocity sensors, fiber-optic sensors, and chemical sensors
    * Variable CMOS oscillators and other digital and intelligent sensors
    * 68 worked-out examples and 103 end-of-chapter problems with annotated solutions

  • Wiley Not–for–Profit GAAP 2001: Interpretation and Application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles for Not–for–Profit Organizations 2001

    A comprehensive accounting and financial reporting guide for use by not-for-profit organizations and their auditors in preparing financial statements in accordance with the generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

  • Nutrition for Foodservice and Culinary Professionals: Student Workbook

    Definitive, up-to-date coverage of nutrition

    Nutrition for Foodservice and Culinary Professionals is the essential resource for the most complete, up-to-date information on nutrition and diet. New and expanded material in this Fifth Edition addresses such topics as biotechnology, vitamins, minerals, and organic foods. Many new tables and figures present a broader range of facts on the nutritional value of foods, as well as such timely material as "Food Practices of World Religions" and a "Reduced Calorie Menu for Asian-American Cuisine."

    This new edition of Nutrition for Foodservice and Culinary Professionals features:

    * New Dietary Reference Intakes for calories, carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and selected vitamins and minerals
    * More "Chef?s Tips" highlighting ways to incorporate nutritional knowledge into cooking and menus
    * The Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC) Diet using the National Cholesterol Education Program 2001 clinical guidelines
    * The 2002 American Cancer Society nutrition guidelines
    * Up-to-date statistics on overweight and obesity in the United States and the latest information on weight loss, including drugs and surgery
    * Updated Hot Topics, which discuss often controversial subjects related to nutrition, and expanded Nutrition Web Explorer activities

    Nutrition for Foodservice and Culinary Professionals is used in certificate courses by the American Culinary Federation and the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, and this Fifth Edition continues to be a bedrock resource for students and professionals in the foodservice industry.

  • Ethics and the Practice of Architecture

    From theory to practice a unique, well-rounded guide to ethics for today s architect

    How does an architect assist a community in evaluating alternative designs? Resolve a dispute with a contractor? Take into account a project s impact on the natural environment?

    When it comes to questions like these, making decisions about what ought to be done or what is the "best" or "right" solution requires more than sound technical knowledge and strong design talent. It demands a solid understanding of the ethical issues that lie at the heart of architectural practice.

    Ethics and the Practice of Architecture offers a complete, broad-based introduction to this crucial subject. First, it examines basic ethical theories and their application to architecture, and discusses different ways of identifying ethical content in architecture. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, the second part of the book surveys different professional settings and building project processes that frequently hold ethical concerns, and charts the ethical mandates that arise from them.

    In the final section of the book, thirty case studies explore a wide range of ethical dilemmas encountered in architectural practice, with useful guidance on how to work through them effectively. Arranged by topics that span the key phases of a project from pre-design through post-occupancy evaluation, these case studies allow a detailed look at ethical concerns in real-life situations where multiple issues are often at stake.

    Providing a practical framework for the exploration of ethical issues in architecture today, Ethics and the Practice of Architecture is an excellent resource for present and future architects in all areas of the field.

  • The CPA′s Guide to Professional Ethics

    Ethical conduct for CPAs has never been more complex. Without a clear and up-to-date knowledge of the AICPA?s Code of Professional Conduct and other ethics requirements, CPAs can easily enter a minefield that can explode into potentially career-ending sanctions. Easy-to-read and easy-to-use, The CPA?s Guide to Professional Ethics will demystify these requirements and provide the most comprehensive and integrated analysis of ethics and independence requirements in existence.

    Key features include:
    * An integrated analysis of the requirements of the AICPA?s Code of Professional Conduct, the SEC, Independence Standards Board, DOL, GAO Yellow Book, state boards of accountancy, and state societies
    * An easy-to-use format that lets CPAs find the information they need to quickly resolve an ethics problem or question
    * Diagrams, flowcharts, and other tools to make the requirements easy to understand and use
    * Actions to take when faced with an ethics investigation
    * What all CPAs should know about international ethics requirements

    . . . and much more. This book is designed to help all CPAs, whether in public practice, industry, government, or education, to navigate ethical requirements. It is an absolute must-have resource for the professional responsible for quality assurance in a CPA firm.

  • Compliant Mechanisms

    A concise survey of compliant mechanisms-from fundamentals to state-of-the-art applications
    This volume presents the newest and most effective methods for the analysis and design of compliant mechanisms. It provides a detailed review of compliant mechanisms and includes a wealth of useful design examples for engineers, students, and researchers.
    Concise chapters guide the reader from simple to more challenging concepts-using examples of increasing complexity-eventually leading to real-world applications for specific types of devices. The author focuses on compliant mechanisms that can be designed using both standard linear beam equations and more advanced pseudo-rigid-body models. He describes a number of special-purpose compliant mechanisms that have use across a wide range of applications and discusses compliant mechanisms in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) with several accompanying MEMS examples.
    Coverage of essential topics in strength of materials, machine design, and kinematics is provided to allow for a self-contained book that requires little additional reference to solve compliant mechanism problems. This information can be used as a refresher on the basics or as resource material for readers from other disciplines currently working in MEMS.
    Compliant Mechanisms serves as both an introductory text for students and an up-to-date resource for practitioners and researchers. It provides comprehensive, expert coverage of this growing field.

  • Windows 2000 Active Directory Survival Guide: Planning and Implementation

    An excellent resource for learning how to take full advantage of Active Directory?s flexibility, extensibility, and scalability

    Windows(r) 2000 Active Directory(TM) Survival Guide

    At the core of the Windows 2000 system lies one of the most welcome additions to the Windows NT product line-Active Directory. This directory offers a flexible hierarchical structure and interoperability with existing standards-based directories. This book/CD package uncovers all of the key features of Active Directory and provides you with the tools you?ll need for a successful and rapid deployment.

    Richard Schwartz offers real-world insight into this technology and takes you step-by-step through the planning and implementation stages of Active Directory. Focusing on concepts, he guides you through this intricate process and develops your skills with hands-on sections using directory tools. Schwartz clearly illustrates the process and reinforces key concepts.

    This book/CD covers:
    * The concepts of directory services
    * Features specific to Active Directory
    * Active Directory?s architecture
    * Security concepts
    * Planning phases for implementation
    * Directory management
    * Domain Name Services concepts
    * Domain structures
    * Configuring the directory
    * Applying administrative control
    * Active Directory Services interface primer
    * Schema nuts and bolts
    * Upgrade issues
    * Architecting a Windows 2000 network site

    The CD-ROM contains a complete HTML version of the book.

  • The Complete Probate Guide

    A Clear and Comprehensible Guide to the Specialized Topic of Probate For those who are suffering the loss of a loved one, dealing with the complex and often costly probate process can be just as traumatic. This concise guide explains the concepts of probate in simple language, fully outlining the steps you need to take and what you can expect. Martin Shenkman, an authority on the subject, provides practical advice, examples, checklists, tips, and definitions to help ease what might otherwise be a difficult and unpleasant task for the newly widowed or the heir trying to cope with the myriad issues surrounding a loved one?s death. You will learn how to begin the probate process, how to hire professionals, who the various parties involved are, and what your responsibilities will be. This book will also aid in minimizing the costs and delays of probate and give you a clear picture of the legal process.
    * Explains all aspects of probate in easy-to-understand language
    * Includes state-by-state coverage of probate procedures
    * Provides sample letters and forms to help you accomplish your goals

  • Black Books Galore!: Guide to More Great African American Children′s Books

    Kudos for Black Books Galore! Guide to Great African American Children s Books

    "Offers a wonderful overview of literature with black children in its focus." Jim Trelease, author, The Read-Aloud Handbook

    "The perfect tool for parents and educators alike." Black Enterprise magazine

    "This is a great resource that fills a tremendous need. It should be on parents shelves at home as well as in every school." Alvin F. Poussaint, M.D., Harvard Medical School

    Black Books Galore! the nation s leading organizer of African American children s book festivals enriches the world of reading for kids of every age. Find out what s new, acclaimed, and empowering in this up-to-the-minute guide.

    Black Books Galore! Guide to More Great African American Children s Books includes the latest reviews along with other exciting new materials. This easy-to-use, illustrated reference guide features the best-written, most positive books starring African Americans, including:
    * Quick and lively descriptions of over 400 titles, plus 200 additional recommendations
    * A calendar of great books to match the holidays and seasons
    * Age-specific guidelines for encouraging your young readers from babies to sixth graders
    * Comprehensive indexes by title, topic, author, and illustrator
    * Profiles and reflections of selected authors and illustrators
    * Listings of award winners and Reading Rainbow Books

  • Numerical Methods in Finance: A MATLAB-Based Introduction

    Balanced coverage of the methodology and theory of numerical methods in finance

    Numerical Methods in Finance bridges the gap between financial theory and computational practice while helping students and practitioners exploit MATLAB for financial applications.

    Paolo Brandimarte covers the basics of finance and numerical analysis and provides background material that suits the needs of students from both financial engineering and economics perspectives. Classical numerical analysis methods; optimization, including less familiar topics such as stochastic and integer programming; simulation, including low discrepancy sequences; and partial differential equations are covered in detail. Extensive illustrative examples of the application of all of these methodologies are also provided.

    The text is primarily focused on MATLAB-based application, but also includes descriptions of other readily available toolboxes that are relevant to finance. Helpful appendices on the basics of MATLAB and probability theory round out this balanced coverage. Accessible for students-yet still a useful reference for practitioners-Numerical Methods in Finance offers an expert introduction to powerful tools in finance.

  • Quick Arithmetic: A Self-Teaching Guide

    Master math at your own pace!

    Does working with numbers often frustrate you? Do you need to brush up on your basic math skills? Do you feel math stands between you and your career goals, or a better grade at school?

    Quick Arithmetic, Third Edition is the quickest and easiest way to teach yourself the basic math skills you need to advance on the job or in school. Using cartoons and a clear writing style, this practical guide provides a fresh start for learning or reviewing how to work with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percentages. The book?s proven self-teaching approach allows you to work at your own pace and learn only the material you need. Previews and objectives at the beginning of each section help you determine your particular needs, while self-tests, practice problems, and a final exam let you measure your progress and reinforce what you?ve learned.

    For anyone who has ever felt intimidated by a page of numbers, Quick Arithmetic, Third Edition has the answers!

  • Online Promotions: Winning Strategies and Tactics

    The only complete guide to creating and managing successful online promotions

    Attracting customers and driving sales in today?s increasingly crowded, hyper-competitive online marketplace requires sophisticated new promotional techniques using a host of ever-evolving media tools. The first hands-on guide devoted exclusively to the subject, this book tells advertising and marketing professionals what they need to know to create and manage online promotions that pop. Drawing upon his experiences developing online promotions for Fortune 500 clients such as 3Com, AOL, Microsoft, Visa, and Xerox, expert Bill Carmody covers the latest thinking and practices in multi-brand promotions, advertising online promotional campaigns, data-gathering techniques, measuring performance, promotion follow-up, and much more. He also covers a wide range of important related issues, including international and cultural concerns, legal issues, privacy and security, and others.

  • Molecular Biology Problem Solver

    Most research in the life sciences involves a core set of molecular-based equipment and methods, for which there is no shortage of step-by-step protocols. Nonetheless, there remains an exceedingly high number of inquiries placed to commercial technical support groups, especially regarding problems.

    Molecular Biology Problem Solver: A Laboratory Guide asks the reader to consider crucial questions, such as:

    • Have you selected the most appropriate research strategy?
    • Have you identified the issues critical to your successful application of a technique?
    • Are you familiar with the limitations of a given technique?
    • When should common procedural rules of thumb not be applied?
    • What strategies could you apply to resolve a problem?

    A unique question-based format reviews common assumptions and laboratory practices, with the aim of offering a firm understanding of how techniques and procedures work, as well as how to avoid problems. Some major issues explored by the book?s expert contributors include:

    • Working safely with biological samples and radioactive materials
    • DNA and RNA purification
    • PCR
    • Protein and nucleid acid hybridization
    • Prokaryotic and eukaryotic expression systems
    • Properly using and maintaining laboratory equipment

  • Modern Algebra: An Introduction

    This book presents an introduction to modern (abstract) algebra covering the basic ideas of groups, rings, and fields. The first part of the book treats ideas that are important but neither abstract nor complicated, and provides practice in handling mathematical statements - their meaning, quantification, negation, and proof. This edition features a new section to give more substance to the introduction to Galois theory, updated lists of references and discussions of topics such as Fermat?s Last Theorem and the finite simple groups.

  • Restaurant Service Basics

    The essential guide to service skills and techniques that guarantee success

    Preferences in cuisine may vary, but the demand for great service-the keystone of any restaurant?s success-never fades. This concise yet comprehensive guide helps restaurant managers and staffs in all types of dining establishments provide first-rate food and beverage service to every customer and create an excellent dining experience.

    Restaurant Service Basics takes a practical approach to service training. It discusses different types of service, including French, American, English, Russian, family-style, banquet, and more. With clear, step-by-step instructions, it demonstrates the technical skills associated with American service. It shows restaurant professionals and trainees the proper ways to:
    * Greet and seat guests
    * Take orders and answer questions
    * Serve food and beverages, and time the meal
    * Present the check and accept payment
    * Respond to emergency situations, such as power outages and guest injury
    * Use the computer system to support service
    * Serve alcoholic beverages

    Supplemented with helpful photos and drawings that illustrate everything from napkin folding to taking orders by computer, Restaurant Service Basics gives servers the knowledge and skills they need to satisfy customers, increase gratuities, and develop a faithful clientele that keeps coming back for more.

  • Computing Concepts with C++ Essentials

    An updated edition of the nuts-and-bolts C++ introduction. Distilling C++ down to a core of fundamental data types, structures, and syntax, Cay Horstmann offers an accessible introduction to this complex language so that novices can concentrate on the essentials of programming. This new edition focuses less on ccc.h and more on ANSI standard C++ as well as on object orientation. The examples included appear in the form of complete, ready-to-run programs.

  • Planning for PKI: Best Practices Guide for Deploying Public Key Infrastructure

    An in-depth technical guide on the security technology driving Internet e-commerce expansion.
    "Planning for PKI" examines the number-one Internet security technology that will be widely adopted in the next two years. Written by two of the architects of the Internet PKI standards, this book provides authoritative technical guidance for network engineers, architects, and managers who need to implement the right PKI architecture for their organization. The authors discuss results and lessons learned from early PKI pilots, helping readers evaluate PKI deployment impact on current network architecture while avoiding the pitfalls of early technical mistakes. Four technical case studies detail the do?s and don?ts of PKI implementation, illustrating both successes and failures of different deployments. Readers will also learn how to leverage future PKI-related technologies for additional benefits.

  • Performing an Operational and Strategic Assessment for a Medical Practice

    Written by one of the foremost experts in the field, this book the first of its kind provides expert guidance on how to perform an operational and strategic assessment of a medical practice. It includes proven suggestions and ideas on how to maximize the operational efficiency of a practice, enhance the medical office revenue stream, position the practice for future success, and maintain and increase income. Contains evaluation and assessment forms, as well as sample financial reports.

  • The Life Skills: Presentation Guide

    * Includes 10 prewritten presentation scripts on a variety of common life topics and problems
    * Features handouts, visual aids, quizzes, and other powerful presentation tools
    * Dozens of sample contact letters, brochures, press releases, and other practice-building resources

    Everything you need to conduct polished presentations and workshops

    means of increasing their visibility within their communities and generating new referrals. For many, they also provide a steady source of secondary income. But creating the myriad documents and graphical materials that go into marketing, organizing, and delivering presentations can be a forbidding task for the professional on the go. Now this book saves you the time and trouble of starting from scratch by supplying you with everything you need to conduct highly professional workshops, seminars, and presentations.

    An indispensable resource for experienced and novice presenters alike, The Life Skills Presentation Guide supplies you with:
    * 10 scripted, customizable presentations covering an array of topics of widespread interest, including anger management, grief, midlife and aging, increasing self-confidence, and more
    * Handouts, visual aids, suggested video clips, quizzes, and other powerful presentation tools
    * Invaluable presentation pointers, including tips on seating arrangements, timing, body language, using humor, and more
    * Sample press releases, brochures and postcards, contact and follow-up letters, and other potent marketing tools
    * A computer disk containing all the scripts and collateral material in the book

  • Finite Mathematics: An Applied Approach Student Solutions Manual

    Making math relevant to the real world The eighth edition lives up to its reputation as a clearly written, comprehensive finite mathematics text. Students will find a greater emphasis on real-world applications from the fields of business and social sciences, making the material relevant to their studies. From the increased use of boxed formulas to informative explanations of examples, Mizrahi and Sullivan make this edition even more accessible to students. Hallmark features
    * The comprehensive and readable coverage has received praise through seven editions.
    * The text is flexibly organized. A flowchart in the preface shows instructors how to sequence chapters to meet specific needs.
    * Well-graded exercise sets at the end of each section help students gain a better understanding of the material.
    * End-of-chapter study questions for review include true/false and fill-in-the-blank questions with answers.
    * An abundance of realistic examples are provided that gradually increase in difficulty to develop conceptual understanding.
    * Mathematical questions from CPA, CMA, and actuary exams show students the relevance of the material.
    Also available by Mizrahi and Sullivan: Mathematics: an Applied Approach,7/E (0-471-32203-2)

  • Understanding Mass Spectra: A Basic Approach

    A real-world guide to interpreting mass spectral data Although modern hardware and software systems have taken most of the "grunt work" out of mass spectrometry, even the most sophisticated automated systems have their limitations. For this reason, it is critical that mass spectrometrists possess the interpretative skills needed to avoid false positive identifications, overlooked unknowns, and missed research opportunities. This book provides them with a straightforward way to acquire those skills. Drawing upon his many years as a forensic chemist and an instructor of mass spectral interpretation, R. Martin Smith combines coverage of the principles underlying mass spectral analysis with clear guidelines on how to apply them in a laboratory setting. Writing from the perspective of a professional analytical chemist-but at a level accessible to chemistry undergraduates-he approaches the subject within the context of several key unifying concepts from organic and physical chemistry, including the roles of molecular orbitals in the ionization process and "electron pushing" for rationalizing reaction mechanisms. Discussions of instrumentation are the result of a collaboration with Kenneth L. Busch, a recognized expert in mass spectrometry, who served as technical editor for the book. Designed to serve equally well as a professional tutorial or an advanced textbook, Understanding Mass Spectra features:
    * A detailed overview of theory and instrumentation
    * Step-by-step descriptions of interpretative strategies
    * Many fascinating real-world case studies and examples
    * Skill-building problems with clearly explained answers
    * Easy-to-follow explanations of all important mathematical derivations
    * Convenient lists and tables detailing information needed to solve unknowns

  • Nuclear Reactor Physics

    An authoritative textbook and up-to-date professional?s guide to basic and advanced principles and practices
    Nuclear reactors now account for a significant portion of the electrical power generated worldwide. At the same time, the past few decades have seen an ever-increasing number of industrial, medical, military, and research applications for nuclear reactors. Nuclear reactor physics is the core discipline of nuclear engineering, and as the first comprehensive textbook and reference on basic and advanced nuclear reactor physics to appear in a quarter century, this book fills a large gap in the professional literature.
    Nuclear Reactor Physics is a textbook for students new to the subject, for others who need a basic understanding of how nuclear reactors work, as well as for those who are, or wish to become, specialists in nuclear reactor physics and reactor physics computations. It is also a valuable resource for engineers responsible for the operation of nuclear reactors. Dr. Weston Stacey begins with clear presentations of the basic physical principles, nuclear data, and computational methodology needed to understand both the static and dynamic behaviors of nuclear reactors. This is followed by in-depth discussions of advanced concepts, including extensive treatment of neutron transport computational methods. As an aid to comprehension and quick mastery of computational skills, he provides numerous examples illustrating step-by-step procedures for performing the calculations described and chapter-end problems.
    Nuclear Reactor Physics is a useful textbook and working reference. It is an excellent self-teaching guide for research scientists, engineers, and technicians involved in industrial, research, and military applications of nuclear reactors, as well as government regulators who wish to increase their understanding of nuclear reactors.

  • Survey Nonresponse

    A compendium of up-to-date research in survey nonresponse

    Survey Nonresponse compiles theoretical and empirical research by noted experts to provide a current review of the field. It covers the behavioral underpinnings of non-response, its impact on the error structure of survey estimates, and current methods of adjusting the estimation process to account for nonresponse.

    The volume combines literatures from social science and statistics to present a complete picture of modern methods of design and estimation in the face of missing survey data. The book is divided into four sections that discuss these fundamental issues:

    • Alternative perspectives on causes and consequences of nonresponse
    • Current theory and practice in survey protocols to reduce nonresponse rates
    • How nonresponse varies systematically by various design features
    • Statistical inference accounting for nonresponse

    Survey Nonresponse can be used as a supplementary text for graduate students in survey methodology courses, or as a reference for researchers and professionals. It offers a balanced approach, up-to-date research, and thoroughly modern thinking on this vital subject.

    This title has been named the 2011 American Association for Public Opinion Research Award winner. It is the Association?s lifetime achievement award.

  • Ernst & Young's Retirement Planning Guide

    FROM THE AUTHORS OF AMERICA'S #1 TAX GUIDE COMPLETELY REVISED AND UPDATED Secure a Sound Retirement with the Most Trusted Name in Financial Planning Now is the time to plan for the retirement of your dreams. But where do you start? There's no better resource than Ernst & Young's Retirement Planning Guide, Second Edition. Drawing on the experience of the nation's premier tax and financial planners, it gives you a set of tools to help you build your nest egg-whether your retirement is just around the corner or years away. This practical guide highlights the key financial and personal issues you need to consider during your pre-retirement and retirement years, including essential information on the changing rules of the retirement game. From guidance on portfolio diversification and Social Security to 401(k) plans, IRAs, and Keoghs, Ernst & Young's Retirement Planning Guide, Second Edition provides the insight and assistance you need to plan for a financially secure future. The latest financial instruments for retirement savings Wealth-building techniques to help you retire early Unique retirement issues facing executives, the self-employed, women, and non-traditional families Worksheets, tips, and action items, as well as additional resources, including Web sites Strategies to overcome adverse financial events including personal disability Practical ideas and easy-to-understand charts and tables Learn about Ernst & Young's personal financial counseling services and solutions at www.ey.com/pfc www.wileyfinance.com

  • Developing Products in Half the Time: New Rules, New Tools

    Advance praise for Developing Products in Half the Time Second Edition New Rules, New Tools Preston G. Smith * Donald G. Reinertsen "This is an exceptional book! Get a new highlighter before you start. There are so many ?ah ha?s? in each chapter you will never make it through with an old one." Don LaCombe, Ford Motor Company, Product Development Process Leadership "An excellent book with a strong treatment of the cycle-time consequences of overloading your development capacity. It provides powerful and practical concepts for dealing with this issue." Andrew Aquart, Director Product Development, Cordis, a Johnson & Johnson Company "This is practical, useful stuff for people competing in highly competitive fast moving business." Dr. Paul Borrill, Chief Scientist, Sun Microsystems "3M has absorbed many of the tools from the original edition, and this new one will be even more useful. The topic of incremental innovation is crucial to us, and I really appreciate its balanced treatment." Ronald H. Kubinski, Manager New Product Commercialization Services, 3M Company "As the authors correctly point out, the Fuzzy Front End is the least expensive place to reduce cycle time. This book is one of the only sources of concepts, methods, and metrics for compressing this critical portion of the development process." David M. Lewis, Product Manager, Eastman Kodak Co. "Using these tools we?ve more than cut our time to market in half. The new edition of this classic crystallizes the synergy of the fast-to-market techniques, and the icons in the margins highlight the opportunities and pitfalls." Mike Brennan , Vice President of Product Development, Black & Decker

  • Scattering of Electromagnetic Waves: Numerical Simulations

    A timely and authoritative guide to the state of the art of wave scattering

    Scattering of Electromagnetic Waves offers in three volumes a complete and up-to-date treatment of wave scattering by random discrete scatterers and rough surfaces. Written by leading scientists who have made important contributions to wave scattering over three decades, this new work explains the principles, methods, and applications of this rapidly expanding, interdisciplinary field. It covers both introductory and advanced material and provides students and researchers in remote sensing as well as imaging, optics, and electromagnetic theory with a one-stop reference to a wealth of current research results. Plus, Scattering of Electromagnetic Waves contains detailed discussions of both analytical and numerical methods, including cutting-edge techniques for the recovery of earth/land parametric information.

    The three volumes are entitled respectively Theories and Applications, Numerical Simulation, and Advanced Topics. In the second volume, Numerical Simulations, Leung Tsang (University of Washington) Jin Au Kong (MIT), Kung-Hau Ding (Air Force Research Lab), and Chi On Ao (MIT) cover:
    * Layered media simulations
    * Rough surface and volume scattering simulations
    * Dense media models and simulations
    * Electromagnetic scattering by discrete scatterers and a buried object
    * Scattering by vertical cylinders above a surface
    * Electromagnetic waves scattering by vegetation
    * Computational methods and programs used for performing various simulations

  • Computing with Words

    Fuzzy logic refers to a computer?s ability to make decisions involving "grey" or "fuzzy" areas. As linguistics contains numerous "grey" areas, computing with words through the use of fuzzy logic is an extremely hot topic in database and Internet research. This book explores the state of the art in linguistic computation, discussing how current research findings are extending the application of fuzzy logic beyond control engineering and intelligent systems into the use of language on a computer. Fuzzy logic pioneer, Dr. Lofti Zadeh, provides the introduction for this thought-provoking work.

  • The Devil′s Doctor: Felix Kersten and the Secret Plot to Turn Himmler Against Hitler

    The Devil?s Doctor

    The true story of one man s courageous fight against unspeakable evil

    In May 1940, as Nazi panzers overran the Netherlands, Felix Kersten received a summons he dared not refuse. A successful and prosperous physical therapist who had ministered to the Dutch royal family, Kersten was "asked" to forsake his adopted home in the Netherlands and become personal physician to Nazi Reichsfuhrer Heinrich Himmler. While others might have spent the ensuing years paying fearful obeisance to this monstrous and unpredictable master, Kersten discovered that he had both the means and the courage to manipulate the surprisingly naive Himmler. In doing so, he saved thousands of lives and actually persuaded Himmler to join in a plot to overthrow Himmler s hero, Adolf Hitler.

    The Devil s Doctor tells the incredible true story of how one brave man did everything he could, and more than he ever imagined, to turn the corrupt and maniacal Nazi power structure against itself and prevent the slaughter of thousands. This riveting and compelling tale will convince you that one person s courage and determination truly can make a difference.

    Praise for John Waller s The Unseen War in Europe

    "Superb.... Mr. Waller knows his territory." --The Washington Times

    "One of the most readable histories ever published of espionage, conspiracies, and intrigues that formed the backdrop against which the war s military campaigns were fought. . . . John H. Waller writes credibly and authoritatively on his subject." --Cleveland Plain Dealer

  • OLAP Solutions 2E w/WS

    OLAP enables users to access information from multidimensional data warehouses almost instantly, to view information in any way they like, and to cleanly specify and carry out sophisticated calculations. Although many commercial OLAP tools and products are now available, OLAP is still a difficult and complex technology to master.

    • Substantially updated with expanded coverage of implementation methods for data storage, access, and calculation; also, new chapters added to combine OLAP with data warehouse, mining, and decision support tools
    • Teaches the best practices for building OLAP models that improve business and organizational decision-making, completely independent of commercial tools, using revised case studies
    • Companion Web site provides updates on OLAP standards and tools, code examples, and links to valuable resources

  • Manual of Credit and Commercial Laws

    There are numerous regulations and statutes that direct business on the way they are to operate with other businesses and how they obtain or get credit. These regulations and statutes are often confusing and if not followed correctly can lead a company to bankruptcy, or worse, imprisonment for its owners and financial leaders. This reference provides the guidance that credit managers, treasurers, and controllers need in order to cut through the "legalese" of these regulations and statutes.

  • Delivering Internet Connections over Cable: Breaking the Access Barrier

    An inside look at high-speed access written for the cable industry
    Cable modems have emerged as a leading consumer choice for high-speed Internet access, outpacing alternatives such as digital subscriber lines, but not without raising issues about quality of service and controversy about open access. Providing an objective review of residential broadband and cable television networking, this book will be of great use for professionals who are integrating cable into their networks or service offerings. The authors compare cable access systems to competing technologies and discuss the increasingly difficult issues confronting each. Readers will also find coverage of the hottest areas in the field including high-speed data and packet voice standards, managing the "always-on" connection, and security and privacy risks.

  • Investment Guarantees: Modeling and Risk Management for Equity-Linked Life Insurance

    A comprehensive guide to investment guarantees in equity-linked life insurance
    Due to the convergence of financial and insurance markets, new forms of investment guarantees are emerging which require financial service professionals to become savvier in modeling and risk management. With chapters that discuss stock return models, dynamic hedging, risk measures, Markov Chain Monte Carlo estimation, and much more, this one-stop reference contains the valuable insights and proven techniques that will allow readers to better understand the theory and practice of investment guarantees and equity-linked insurance policies.
    Mary Hardy, PhD (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada), is an Associate Professor and Associate Chair of Actuarial Science at the University of Waterloo and is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries and an Associate of the Society of Actuaries, where she is a frequent speaker. Her research covers topics in life insurance solvency and risk management, with particular emphasis on equity-linked insurance. Hardy is an Associate Editor of the North American Actuarial Journal and the ASTIN Bulletin and is a Deputy Editor of the British Actuarial Journal.

  • Site Design and Construction Detailing

    This work provides ideas on every aspect of site construction from preparation of working drawings to specifying materials and product types, with illustrations displaying the work of designers from all over the United States. Coverage includes details on paving, kerbs, steps, walls, fences, decks, bridges, recreation equipment, site furniture, pools, fountains, and more. Useful data on materials, weights, sizes, and conversion factors are also included.

  • Splendid Soups: Recipes and Master Techniques for Making the World's Best Soups

    Praise for the fully revised and updatedSplendid Soups

    "Jim Peterson's Splendid Soups is a comprehensive and mouthwatering atlas of the world of soup. It not only covers soups of all nationalities and every garnish, but provides a handy list of sources for every hard-to-find ingredient and kitchen tool, too. More importantly though, through his gargantuan world tour Jim empowers home cooks to strike out on their own and invent new soups. It just makes me want to get into the kitchen and start cooking!"
    SARA MOULTON, Host, The Food Network's Cooking Live; Executive Chef, Gourmet magazine; Food Editor, Good Morning America

    "We love James Peterson. Splendid Soups is a bountiful source of enticing ideas!"
    the moosewood collective Authors of the Moosewood Restaurant Cookbooks

  • Understanding Internet Protocols: Through Hands-On Programming

    "The only learn-by-doing book on Internet protocols-highly recommended." - Scott Bradner, IETF Transport Area Director

    Companies worldwide are scrambling to migrate their networks to an Internet/intranet configuration. As a result, the demand for technical professionals who understand how Internet protocols work has never been greater. Written by Dr. Mark Pullen, recipient of the IEEE Harry Diamond Memorial Award for his work in networking for distributed simulation, this book/CD package focuses on detailed explanations and exercises to develop knowledge of Internet protocols.

    Each chapter describes an important protocol by introducing its technology context and explaining its principal algorithm(s). Then a series of hands-on projects are presented where you?ll actually program the central algorithms in C and test them using the

    Network Workbench software created by Dr. Pullen. As you complete each project, you?ll acquire a deeper understanding of how Internet protocols work. As a result, you will understand how and why the Internet works - knowledge that is in hot demand!

    Key topics covered in this book include:
    * The Internet Protocol Stack and the Network Workbench
    * Wide Area Network topology
    * Data link control-framing, error detection, flow control
    * Local Area Networks-Ethernet and token passing
    * Network protocols-routing, computation, multicasting
    * Application layer servers and clients
    * Network security and firewalls

    The CD-ROM contains: Network Workbench, a program that replicates Internet protocol behavior and lets you practice Internet simulation one step at a time. It runs on Windows, Sun Unix, or Linux. As a bonus, it contains lecture slides from Dr. Pullen?s introductory networking course!

  • The Ties That Bind: Timeless Values for African American Families

    Dr. Joyce A. Ladner brings profound insight to the challenge of raising strong children in ambivalent times, and offers abundant reasons to rejoice in renewing family ties. A treasury of time-tested virtues. -Bookpage "[A] wonderful guide . . . . Ladner has taken words of wisdom from generations past to help parents, teachers, and clergy with new insight into instilling pride, courage, and self-esteem in African American children" -Booklist "A book full of lessons on restoring important values to African American families . . . . [Dr. Ladner] weaves together historical and contemporary issues to offer innovative ways to reconnect the black family" -Ebony "A practical guide for today, and for a better tomorrow. If you care about African American people, then you must read this book" -Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, Emory University "A crucial template for parents, youth workers, educators, and community groups working closely with young people" -Hugh B. Price, President, National Urban League "A masterpiece of scholarship" -Andrew Billingsley, University of South Carolina "An inspirational and compelling book. Everyone committed to preserving African American values should read it . . . . A must for your home library" -Alvin F. Poussaint, M.D., Harvard Medical School

  • Encyclopedia of Imaging Science and Technology: 2 Volume Set

    This encyclopedia is the first to offer in-depth coverage of imaging science and technology from a diverse range of applications, techniques and fields of study.

    Today imaging is used by astronomers to map distant galaxies, oceanographers to map the sea floor, chemists to map the distribution of atoms on a surface, physicians to map the functionality of the brain and electrical engineers to map electromagnetic fields around power lines. With this encyclopedia, scientists, engineers and physicians can understand more about the science and technology behind the imaging techniques they are currently using and learn the latest technologies.

    Diverse coverage offers the ability to learn from applications in archeology, aviation, astronomy, chemistry, forensics, geography, mathematics, medicine, meteorology, microscopy, oceanography, surveillance and more....and how to apply those imaging solutions to many different problems.

    Also available in a user-friendly, online edition The new electronic version of the Encyclopedia, accessible through Wiley InterScience, offers enhanced browsing, searching and cross-referencing capabilities. Visit www.interscience.wiley.com/eist

  • The Data Model Resource Book, Revised Edition, Vol Universal Data Models by Industry Types Revised edition V 2 +CD

    A quick and reliable way to build proven databases for core business functions

    Industry experts raved about The Data Model Resource Book when it was first published in March 1997 because it provided a simple, cost-effective way to design databases for core business functions. Len Silverston has now revised and updated the hugely successful First Edition, while adding a companion volume to take care of more specific requirements of different businesses. Each volume is accompanied by a CD-ROM, which is sold separately. Each CD-ROM provides powerful design templates discussed in the books in a ready-to-use electronic format, allowing companies and individuals to develop the databases they need at a fraction of the cost and a third of the time it would take to build them from scratch.

    With each business function boasting its own directory, this CD-ROM provides a variety of data models for specific implementations in such areas as financial services, insurance, retail, healthcare, universities, and telecom.

  • Introduction to Perturbation Techniques

    Similarities, differences, advantages and limitations of perturbation techniques are pointed out concisely. The techniques are described by means of examples that consist mainly of algebraic and ordinary differential equations. Each chapter contains a number of exercises.

  • The Tax Law of Charitable Giving: 2001 Supplement

    Charitable giving involves a complex set of rules and regulations with high monetary stakes. This book provides comprehensive information on the laws, definitions, and forms of various charitable gifts, ranging from art to real estate and beyond.

    This book is supplemented annually.

  • Visualizing Project Management: A Model for Business and Technical Success (with CD-ROM)

    "The authors? technical skill and work-environment experience are abundantly apparent in the real-world methodology they bring to the study and understanding of the importance of project management to the success of any organization."-From the Foreword by Norman R. Augustine. Chairman of the Executive Committee, Lockheed-Martin Corporation
    Effective project management is an essential skill in virtually every professional and technical setting and, like any skill, it is best mastered through the right combination of in-depth, expert training and hands-on experience.
    Visualizing Project Management, Second Edition is today?s best resource for both. Delivered by a trio of authors whose combined project management experience is unequaled in the field-a team that has been an integral part of the development of project management from the 1950s to the present-the processes and techniques in this landmark book have been confirmed through the experiences of over 30,000 working project managers and over 100 corporations.
    Profound in its simplicity yet unique in its completeness, the integrated approach presented in Visualizing Project Management focuses on the four essential elements of project management:
    1. Common Vocabulary: Terms and jargon are defined as they are introduced, minimizing the vocabulary problems that can lead to conflict and undermine otherwise successful teamwork.
    2. Teamwork: Each of the fundamentals of real teamwork-from common conduct to shared rewards-is discussed, along with strategies to strengthen this vital component.
    3. The Sequential Project Cycle: Valuable lessons are provided to enable you to develop a template for project-unique tactics as well as achieve project-to-project continuity.
    4. Management Elements: The authors provide all the techniques and tools you need to guide a project to its successful conclusion-the achievement of stated objectives, within budget and time constraints.
    Visualizing Project Management shows you how to breathe life into each of these inanimate project elements. The result is a working guidebook for total project management success-and a tangible model for moving your organization and career forward into the exciting new millennium.
    An Integrated Approach to Results-Oriented Project Management
    Better . . . Faster . . . Cheaper . . .
    Today?s take-no-prisoners competitive environment has made this the project management mantra for 2000 and beyond. Enlightened project managers know: Unless you can identify accurately the correct benchmark and correctly isolate how to surpass it, your organization will succeed only in producing a better, faster, cheaper failure.
    The bestselling Visualizing Project Management first set the standard for effective project management in 1996, and introduced models that have been adopted by over 100 leading government and private organizations. In this Second Edition, the authors have revised the tools and techniques that changed the foundations of project management in order to help you better understand, compete, and win in today?s lightning-fast global business arena.
    A few short years ago, the insights and ideas in Visualizing Project Management invented the wheel. Now, its pioneering authors refine your understanding of the project management wheel, as they simplify and clarify the complexities of project management and system engineering.
    Also includes a dynamic CD-ROM-Visual Project Management (Visual PM)-providing an interactive software version of the book?s revolutionary process model, a guided tour of a commercial project cycle, vocabulary definitions, sample document templates, and more.

  • Interior Design Illustrated

    Offering a comprehensive introduction to interior design, this volume is unique in addressing the architectural context and functional requirements of interior spaces, as well as the details of furnishing and decoration. Francis D.K. Ching?s integrated approach to the subject is reflected in the functional value and decorative beauty of the work itself, which is hand-lettered and richly illustrated by the author.

  • Data Warehouse Performance

    Reduce operating and maintenance costs while substantially improving the performance of new and existing data warehouses and data marts

    Data Warehouse Performance

    This book tells you what you need to know to design, build, and manage data warehouses and data marts for optimum performance. Written by an all-star team of data warehouse pioneers and innovators-including Bill Inmon, "the father of the data warehouse," and Ken Rudin, one of the leading experts on performance-the book describes the layers of a high-performance data warehouse environment and guides the reader through their implementation and management. It also supplies proven techniques for supercharging the performance of existing environments. Crucial topics covered include:
    * Mitigating the impact of dormant data on performance
    * Data cleansing and implementation techniques
    * Implementing platform components like data marts to support scalability
    * Database design, sizing, and optimization techniques, including star schema and indexing
    * Hardware assessment, selection, and sizing
    * The role of monitors in balancing workload and assessing performance
    * Creating a service management contract to meet user expectations

  • Contract Suretyship: From Principle to Practice

    Guides you step-by-step through the confusing world of surety bonding
    Obtaining performance bonds can be a long, arduous, frustrating process, fraught with obscure legalese and endless hoops for contractors to jump through. Contractors need all the help they can get in making sense of and navigating the confusing world of surety bonding. Unfortunately, most books on the subject are written for lawyers and provide little or no practical guidance for contractors. Written by a suretyship expert with more than three decades of experience working with contractors, this book fills that gap in the literature.

    In plain English, author Richard C. Lewis brings surety bonding down to earth for contractors. Covering all types of contracts and all forms of bonds, he walks you step-by-step through the entire bonding process. He introduces you to the various players involved and explains who is responsible for what. He carefully explains the rationale behind each step, the issues involved, when it is required, and how best to prepare for it. And, with the help of fascinating real-life case studies, Lewis describes common mistakes that can blow a deal and tells you how to avoid them. He also provides invaluable insights into underwriter psychology and shows you how to work with surety company representatives to resolve any spoken or unspoken objections they may have to providing you with the surety you need.

    Contract Suretyship is an indispensable tool of the trade for construction and contracting firm owners and managers.

  • Spectrometric Identification of Organic Compounds

    Originally published in 1962, this was the first book to explore teh identification of organic compounds using spectroscopy. It provides a thorough introduction to the three areas of spectrometry most widely used in spectrometric identification: mass spectrometry, infrared spectrometry, and nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometry. A how-to, hands-on teaching manual with considerably expanded NMR coverage--NMR spectra can now be intrepreted in exquisite detail. This book:
    * Uses a problem-solving approach with extensive reference charts and tables.
    * Offers an extensive set of real-data problems offers a challenge to the practicing chemist

  • Freud: Darkness in the Midst of Vision

    Advance Praise for Louis Breger?s FREUD
    "Louis Breger?s rich and readable study of Freud offers a thoughtfully complex account of a great but flawed man. Everyone with an interest in psychoanalysis and the psychoanalytic movement will enjoy exploring, grappling with, arguing about, and learning from this absolutely fascinating book."-JUDITH VIORST, AUTHOR,
    Necessary Losses and Imperfect Control "Written with brilliance and insight, Freud: Darkness in the Midst of Vision takes us on a daring, at times chilling, journey to the early years of psychoanalysis, revealing both the human weaknesses and the professional triumphs of its founder. . . . Cutting away the accretions of fabrication and romance cloaking Sigmund Freud, Breger has reinstated historical honesty to its rightful, high place, but the figure who emerges at the end of this breathlessly honest biography is quite as extraordinary as the legend concocted by Freud and perpetuated by his followers. Fresh, vigorous, and lucid."-PHILIP M. BROMBERG, Ph.D., CLINICAL PROFESSOR OF PSYCHOLOGY, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
    "Louis Breger?s fine new biography of Freud is a welcome contribution to the existing literature and a corrective to much of it. It is also one of the best intellectual histories of the origin and development of psychoanalysis I have read in recent years. Breger is to be commended for his original research, the objectivity of his views, and the elegance and grace of his writing."-DEIRDRE BAIR, NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER FOR Samuel Beckett AND AUTHOR OF A FORTHCOMING BIOGRAPHY OF CARL JUNG
    "Finally, the Freud biography we have long been waiting for. With the history of Europe in the background, we follow with fascination Freud?s journey from an impoverished childhood filled with losses to worldly fame, ending in exile in England. We come to understand the impact of Freud?s difficult personality on the development of his brilliant as well as questionable theoretical ideas. Breger writes with compassion and fairness toward Freud as well as toward the many interesting personalities who cross his life, with their complicated relationships to the great man."-SOPHIE FREUD, FREUD?S GRANDDAUGHTER AND PROFESSOR EMERITUS OF SOCIAL WORK, SIMMONS COLLEGE
    "Louis Breger?s magnificent book is the definitive work on the personal psychology of Sigmund Freud. it brilliantly illuminates how the darkness in Freud?s vision has affected psychoanalytic history. This book will be central for psychoanalytic scholarship for decades to come."-GEORGE E. ATWOOD, Ph.D., PROFESSOR OF PSYCHOLOGY, RUTGERS UNIVERSITY

  • Linux and Windows 2000 Integration Toolkit: A Complete Resource

    As many more companies implement Linux alongside Windows, there is a critical need for guidance on how to make the two systems work together effectively. Addressing version 2.4 of the Linux kernel, this book provides network managers and system administrators with the most up-to-date working resource for all their Linux with Windows 2000 integration questions. Expert Ross Brunson uses many practical examples to help explain all topics from the ground up, including archi-tectures and features, strengths and weaknesses of both systems, protocols, system administration, various cross-platform operations, and finally, configuration and troubleshooting.

  • Kids Around the World Cook!: The Best Foods and Recipes from Many Lands

    Make Delicious Foods from Many Lands and Discover Something about Different Culture

    What do kids in Jamaica eat for breakfast? How can you make a delicious loaf of challah bread? Who created the first chocolate chip cookie? Let your curiosity--and appetite--run wild while you learn how to make scrumptious delicacies from cultures across the globe.

    Kids Around the World Cook! takes you on a taste-bud-tingling tour to lands far and near with a fun assortment of trivia and lots of safe and easy-to-make recipes. Begin your meal in Ethiopia, as you sample the thin, pancake-shaped bread called injera, then take off to Japan, where you can make the mouthwatering traditional dinner called kushiyaki. Visit India on a hot summer day and enjoy the yummy taste of lassi, a sweet yogurt drink, and finish off your meal in Egypt with baklawa, a flaky pastry made with nuts, coconut, and butter.

    Kids Around the World Cook! is a fabulous blend of fascinating facts and delicious recipes. Impress your family and friends and, best of all, sample all of the tasty results of your exciting excursions.

  • Simplified Design of Wood Structures

    Solid, Accessible Coverage of the Basics of Wood Structure Design This invaluable guide provides a complete and practical introduction to the design of wood structures for buildings. Written to be easily understood by readers with limited experience in engineering mechanics, structural analysis, or advanced mathematics, the book includes:
    * A comprehensive review of structural properties, including density, elasticity, defects, lumber gradings, and use classification
    * A straightforward discussion of design methods and criteria--stress, strength, design values, loading, bracing, and more
    * Extensive material on wood sections, from beam functions, behavior, and design to wood decks and wood columns
    * Information based on current industry standards and construction practices
    * Many building design examples, plus helpful study aids and references
    Equally suited to classroom use or independent study, Simplified Design of Wood Structures, Fifth Edition is a superb resource for aspiring and practicing architects and engineers.

  • Mastering the Standard C++ Classes: An Essential Reference

    Finally, in one book we have a complete and detailed explanation of the Standard C++ Class library. There have been books that discuss some features of the iostreams. There have been a few books that discuss various components of the Standard Template Library. But this book brings together in one place a complete tutorial and reference on the latest ANSI/ISO standard for C++ class library. This book is an easy to understand introduction to the object oriented components that are now part of the C++ language. This book takes a component approach towards explaining the standard C++ objects and how to use them. In this book you will find simple but complete coverage of

    * Object oriented Input and Output Using the Iostream classes
    * String class
    * Container classes and STL Algorithm Building Blocks
    * Exception Classes and Error Handling Objects
    * Language Support & Internationalization Classes
    * Iterator Classes
    * Numerics and Math Classes
    * Object Oriented Memory Management Components
    * Interfacing C++ objects with Java Objects

    Mastering The Essential C++ Classes shows the programmer how to use these built in components to speed up and simplify software development efforts of all sizes. The authors demonstrate how these components can be easily added together to build whatever kind of software object that is needed. The authors describe each component from the logical view, architectural view, and protocol view. This invaluable tutorial and reference shows how the standard C++ components fit together and how they can be combined with objects from other languages such as Java. Every example in this book is presented using the ANSI/ISO standards for the C++ classes and can be used in the Unix, Linux, MVS,VM, VMS, OS/2, Windows and Macintosh environments. The complete source code contained in this book can be found on the enclosed CD-ROM. The CD-ROM also contains a complete reference to the standard C++ classes.

    Cameron Hughes is a software engineer at Ctest Laboratories, and a staff programmer/analyst at Youngstown State University. He spends most of his time developing large scale C++ class libraries, inference engines and information analysis tools.

    Tracey Hughes is a senior programmer at Ctest laboratories specializing in pattern-recognition class libraries, discrete event simulation and image processing software.

    Tracey and Cameron are also the authors of Object-Oriented Multithreading Using C++, Collection and Container Classes in C++ and Object-Oriented I/O Using C++ Iostreams published by Wiley.

  • Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics

    The revision of this market-leading text offers more to students and to faculty. Responding to market requests, significant new pedagogy has been added to make the text an easier study tool. In addition, more qualitative material has been included to help students understand chapter content at a conceptual level. A new art program gives more realism to engineering devices and systems. To help faculty and students, a new technology package has been developed that includes a website (Thermodynamics Design Online), an Instructor?s CD-ROM, and IT V2.0.

  • Principles of Nuclear Structure and Function

    The nucleus guides the life processes of the cell by directing cellular reproduction, differentiation during development, and metabolism. The study of the structure and function of the nucleus along with its genetic material serves as the foundation for the science of genetics. Principles of Nuclear Structure and Function provides a comprehensive overview of the cell nucleus by illustrating the connection between function and the architecture of the nucleus.
    Richly illustrated throughout, each chapter includes an overview, detailed examples, summary points, references, and callout boxes highlighting methods and cutting-edge technology. The appendix provides a useful list of related Web sites. Some of the subjects reviewed within Principles of Nuclear Structure and Function include:
    * Nuclear structure, replication, damage, and repair
    * Regulation of gene expression
    * The cell cycle
    * Meiosis and recombination
    This timely volume presents functional studies within their proper structural context and is an informative profile of the cell and molecular biology in nuclei and chromatin. For those studying cell biology, along with molecular and cell biologists, geneticists, and reproductive biologists, Principles of Nuclear Structure and Function is a definitive resource.
    Visit www.wiley.com/cook for supplementary information, including additional Web resources, downloadable figures, and discussion questions.

  • Introduction to Stochastic Search and Optimization: Estimation, Simulation, and Control

    A unique interdisciplinary foundation for real-world problem solving

    Stochastic search and optimization techniques are used in a vast number of areas, including aerospace, medicine, transportation, and finance, to name but a few. Whether the goal is refining the design of a missile or aircraft, determining the effectiveness of a new drug, developing the most efficient timing strategies for traffic signals, or making investment decisions in order to increase profits, stochastic algorithms can help researchers and practitioners devise optimal solutions to countless real-world problems.

    Introduction to Stochastic Search and Optimization: Estimation, Simulation, and Control is a graduate-level introduction to the principles, algorithms, and practical aspects of stochastic optimization, including applications drawn from engineering, statistics, and computer science. The treatment is both rigorous and broadly accessible, distinguishing this text from much of the current literature and providing students, researchers, and practitioners with a strong foundation for the often-daunting task of solving real-world problems.

    The text covers a broad range of today s most widely used stochastic algorithms, including:

    • Random search
    • Recursive linear estimation
    • Stochastic approximation
    • Simulated annealing
    • Genetic and evolutionary methods
    • Machine (reinforcement) learning
    • Model selection
    • Simulation-based optimization
    • Markov chain Monte Carlo
    • Optimal experimental design

    The book includes over 130 examples, Web links to software and data sets, more than 250 exercises for the reader, and an extensive list of references. These features help make the text an invaluable resource for those interested in the theory or practice of stochastic search and optimization.

  • Business Portfolio Management: Valuation, Risk Assessment, and EVATM Strategies

    The Ultimate Guide to Applied Strategies for Managing Business Units and Portfolios Two of the most important business trends of recent years are increasing corporate acquisitions and managing business units as individual companies with a synergistic relationship to the parent company. Business Portfolio Management is an indispensable tool for corporate managers and strategists involved in these pursuits. This no-nonsense reference cuts through the competing claims and conventional wisdom to take a hard look at the realities of portfolio management. It provides the concepts and strategies necessary to create real strategic alternatives, estimate accurately the value of each alternative, and understand the risks involved in each. It supplies a framework for choosing between alternatives, for making tradeoffs between risks and opportunities, and for understanding how individual units in a portfolio will interact. From beginning to end, the concepts, techniques, and situations discussed in Business Portfolio Management are illustrated with detailed examples drawn from actual consulting engagements conducted by the author and his colleagues. These examples not only provide specific descriptions of how portfolio management concepts are implemented in the real world, they also give a real-world picture of the magnitude of value increases that are created through effective portfolio management.

  • Principles of Anatomy and Physiology

    Principles of Anatomy and Physiology has been the market leading text through many editions due to its solid scientific presentation of the principles of the human structure and function. Equally important has been the pioneering and continually evolving efforts of the authors to develop an outstanding illustration program and innovative pedagogical features that promote understanding. The product of years of teaching experience, this text provides a superb balance between anatomy and physiology while emphasizing correlation between normal physiology and pathophysiology, normal anatomy and pathology, and homeostasis and homeostatic imbalances.

  • Classical and Contemporary Italian Cooking for the Professional

    Hundreds of detailed recipes enable both the beginner and the experienced cook to prepare the Italian feast of their dreams. Step-by-step instructions cover a wide range of Italian delights, from regional specialties to showpiece entrees, from quick antipasti to elaborate dolci. Special attention is paid not only to preparation but to presentation, serving suggestion, and appropriate side dishes.

  • Patty′s Industrial Hygiene: Patty′s Industrial Hygiene 5e 4 Vol Set

    The standard reference in occupational health and safety for over 50 years, the new Patty?s presents for the first time a separation of industrial hygiene and toxicology topics, offering complete reorganization of the material into four volumes of clearly defined topic areas.

  • Skunk Cabbage, Sundew Plants, and Strangler Figs: And 18 More of the Strangest Plants on Earth

    A fun and informative book about the fascinating and bizarre lives of various plants.

  • The Nonprofit Handbook, 3rd Edition, set (includes Management and Fund Raising)

    Set Includes ISBN: 9780471397991 The Nonprofit Handbook: Management, 3rd Edition and ISBN: 9780471403043 The Nonprofit Handbook: Fund Raising (AFP/Wiley Fund Development Series), 3rd Edition.

  • Microbiology: Principles and Explorations

    This book has been a best-selling textbook for several editions due to its informal writing style and enlightening examples. The result of years of teaching and investigation, the author's reader-centered writing style provides readers with the background they need to truly comprehend the key principles.

  • Electric Circuit Analysis 3e Student Problem Set with Solutions

    • Introduces the operational amplifier early, and uses it as a basic element throughout the book.
    • Provides numerous exercises and examples throughout.
    • Written in a clear, precise style that has been highly praised throughout many editions.

  • Quantum Gauge Theories: A True Ghost Story

    An innovative new treatment of particle physics using quantum gauge theory as its basis
    If regarded as operator theories, ghost fields play a very important role in quantum gauge theory, which forms the basis of modern particle physics. The author argues that all known forces in nature-electromagnetism, weak and strong forces, and gravity-follow in a unique way from the basic principle of quantum gauge invariance. Using that as a starting point, this volume discusses gauge theories as quantum theories, as part of a streamlined modern approach. The simplicity of using only this one method throughout the book allows the reader a clear understanding of the mathematical structure of nature, while this modern and mathematically well-defined approach elucidates the standard theory of particle physics without overburdening the reader with the full range of various ideas and methods. Though the subject matter requires a basic knowledge of quantum mechanics, the book?s unprecedented and uncomplicated coverage will offer readers little difficulty. This revolutionary volume is suitable for graduate students and researchers alike and includes a completely new treatment of gravity as well as important new ideas on massive gauge fields.

  • Statistical Methods in Analytical Chemistry

    This new edition of a successful, bestselling book continues to provide you with practical information on the use of statistical methods for solving real-world problems in complex industrial environments. Complete with examples from the chemical and pharmaceutical laboratory and manufacturing areas, this thoroughly updated book clearly demonstrates how to obtain reliable results by choosing the most appropriate experimental design and data evaluation methods.
    Unlike other books on the subject, Statistical Methods in Analytical Chemistry, Second Edition presents and solves problems in the context of a comprehensive decision-making process under GMP rules: Would you recommend the destruction of a $100,000 batch of product if one of four repeat determinations barely fails the specification limit? How would you prevent this from happening in the first place? Are you sure the calculator you are using is telling the truth? To help you control these situations, the new edition:
    * Covers univariate, bivariate, and multivariate data
    * Features case studies from the pharmaceutical and chemical industries demonstrating typical problems analysts encounter and the techniques used to solve them
    * Offers information on ancillary techniques, including a short introduction to optimization, exploratory data analysis, smoothing and computer simulation, and recapitulation of error propagation
    * Boasts numerous Excel files and compiled Visual Basic programs-no statistical table lookups required!
    * Uses Monte Carlo simulation to illustrate the variability inherent in statistically indistinguishable data sets
    Statistical Methods in Analytical Chemistry, Second Edition is an excellent, one-of-a-kind resource for laboratory scientists and engineers and project managers who need to assess data reliability; QC staff, regulators, and customers who want to frame realistic requirements and specifications; as well as educators looking for real-life experiments and advanced students in chemistry and pharmaceutical science.
    From the reviews of Statistical Methods in Analytical Chemistry, First Edition:
    "This book is extremely valuable. The authors supply many very useful programs along with their source code. Thus, the user can check the authenticity of the result and gain a greater understanding of the algorithm from the code. It should be on the bookshelf of every analytical chemist."-Applied Spectroscopy
    "The authors have compiled an interesting collection of data to illustrate the application of statistical methods . . . including calibrating, setting detection limits, analyzing ANOVA data, analyzing stability data, and determining the influence of error propagation."-Clinical Chemistry
    "The examples are taken from a chemical/pharmaceutical environment, but serve as convenient vehicles for the discussion of when to use which test, and how to make sense out of the results. While practical use of statistics is the major concern, it is put into perspective, and the reader is urged to use plausibility checks."-Journal of Chemical Education
    "The discussion of univariate statistical tests is one of the more thorough I have seen in this type of book . . . The treatment of linear regression is also thorough, and a complete set of equations for uncertainty in the results is presented . . . The bibliography is extensive and will serve as a valuable resource for those seeking more information on virtually any topic covered in the book."-Journal of American Chemical Society
    "This book treats the application of statistics to analytical chemistry in a very practical manner. [It] integrates PC computing power, testing programs, and analytical know-how in the context of good manufacturing practice/good laboratory practice (GMP/GLP) . . .The book is of value in many fields of analytical chemistry and should be available in all relevant libraries."-Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems

  • The Professional Pastry Chef: Fundamentals of Baking and Pastry

    The reference of choice for thousands of pastry chefs and home cooks
    A favorite of pastry lovers and serious chefs worldwide, The Professional Pastry Chef presents comprehensive coverage of basic baking and pastry techniques in a fresh and approachable way. Now skillfully revised and redesigned to meet the needs of today?s pastry kitchen, this classic reference is better-and easier to use-than ever.
    The new edition contains more than 650 recipes, which offer a new emphasis on American applications of European techniques with yields suitable for restaurant service or for entertaining at home. It shares encyclopedic guidance on everything from mise en place preparation and basic doughs to new chapters covering flatbreads, crackers, and homestyle desserts. Throughout, award-winning Executive Pastry Chef Bo Friberg explains not only how to perform procedures, but also the principles behind them, helping readers to build a firm foundation based on understanding rather than memorizing formulas. Illustrated step-by-step instructions demystify even the most complex techniques and presentations, while 100 vivid color photographs bring finished dishes to life with a sublime touch of visual inspiration. Whether used to develop skills or refine techniques, to gain or simply broaden a repertoire, The Professional Pastry Chef is filled with information and ideas for creating mouthwatering baked goods and tantalizing desserts-today and for years to come.

  • Getting Pregnant the Natural Way

    The Wiley Women?s Natural Health Series brings together mainstream, complementary, and alternative medical approaches. These unique books offer advice and support on a wide range of topics of concern to women, including perimenopause, breast health, and menopause.

    Are you experiencing infertility?Written by an authority in complementary medicine, Getting Pregnant the Natural Way is a compassionate guide that offers natural approaches to help you now. Drawing on the benefits of herbal medicine, homeopathy, nutritional therapies, and mind-body medicine in conjunction with the latest medical therapies, Dr. Deborah Gordon explains the mechanisms of fertility and the possible causes of infertility, then outlines a simple six-step program to help you:
    * Prepare your body, mind, and spirit for pregnancy
    * Prevent, control, or reverse conditions that impair fertility
    * Improve your overall feelings of health and well-being
    * Reduce stress and anxiety
    * Create balance in your life

    Uniquely created from a woman?s perspective, Getting Pregnant the Natural Way offers support, wisdom, and hope for you to reach your goal of a healthy pregnancy.

  • Early-Stage Technologies: Valuation and Pricing

    Comprehensive coverage of the issues, methods, and art of valuing and pricing early-stage technologies To develop or not to develop; to license or not to license; what price will be a true reflection of the product?s value from both the buyer?s and seller?s point of view? These questions are crucial to companies dependent on intellectual property-particularly technology companies, universities, and biotech companies. The risks associated with early-stage technology are high, and decisions must often be made years before any potential product will reach the market. In Early-Stage Technologies: Valuation and Pricing, Richard Razgaitis presents TR-R-A-DE(TM), a comprehensive approach to determining the future of new technologies based on technology rights, risk assignment, the art of deal-making, and deal economics. He considers the key components involved in a licensing transaction, offers a detailed presentation of six valuation methods for intellectual property, examines risk in both quantitative and qualitative terms, and explores the negotiation strategy and structuring of agreements that are the keys to the art of technology rights deal-making. Early-Stage Technologies is an indispensable tool for anyone involved in the development, valuation, and licensing of intellectual property, the most valuable resource and driving force of the information age.

  • Design Electrical Comput Engineers

    Addresses the important issues of documentation and testing.
    * A chapter on project management provides practical suggestions for organizing design teams, scheduling tasks, monitoring progress, and reporting status of design projects.
    * Explains both creative and linear thinking and relates the types of thinking to the productivity of the design engineers and novelty of the end design.

  • Building Distributed Applications with ADO

    A complete guide to building powerful, distributed database applications using today?s hottest data access technology.

    ctiveX Data Objects (ADO) give developers the ability to build enterprise-level distributed applications with access to a universe of data sources and the power to work the data. In this book, you?ll learn how to get the most out of this dynamic new technology. It provides a complete practical overview of ADO and related distributed application technologies. Using example applications, complete with source code, the authors show you, step by step, how to use these powerful new technologies to build sophisticated database applications of your own. This essential guide covers such important topics as:
    * The MDAC Object Structure (ADO, RDC, and ADOX).
    * Using ADO with Diverse Data Sources (SQL Server, Oracle, Access, Microsoft Index Server)
    * Using ADO on the Web with ASP, RDS, and XML.
    * Transaction/Batch Processing.
    * Using ADO with Windows Distributed Application Services (MTS and MSMQ).
    * Distributed Object-Oriented Design and Development using ADO.

    On the companion Web site you?ll find:
    * Complete code examples.
    * ADO related links.
    * Updates on the technologies and methods described in the book.

  • The Statistical Analysis of Failure Time Data

    • Contains additional discussion and examples on left truncation as well as material on more general censoring and truncation patterns.
    • Introduces the martingale and counting process formulation swil lbe in a new chapter.
    • Develops multivariate failure time data in a separate chapter and extends the material on Markov and semi Markov formulations.
    • Presents new examples and applications of data analysis.

  • Assembly Language Step-by-Step: Programming with DOS and Linux

    The bestselling guide to assembly language-now updated and expanded to include coverage of Linux

    This new edition of the bestselling guide to assembly programming now covers DOS and Linux! The Second Edition begins with a highly accessible overview of the internal operations of the Intel-based PC and systematically covers all the steps involved in writing, testing, and debugging assembly programs.

    Expert author Jeff Duntemann then presents working example programs for both the DOS and Linux operating systems using the popular free assembler NASM. He also includes valuable information on how to use procedures and macros, plus rare explanations of assembly-level coding for Linux, all of which combine to offer a comprehensive look at the complexities of assembly programming for Intel processors.

    Providing you with the foundation to create executable assembly language programs, this book:
    * Explains how to use NASM-IDE, a simple program editor and assembly-oriented development environment
    * Details the most used elements of the 86-family instruction set
    * Teaches about DEBUG, the single most useful tool you have as an assembly language programmer
    * Examines the operations that machine instructions force the CPU to perform
    * Discusses the process of memory addressing
    * Covers coding for Linux

    The CD-ROM includes:
    * Net-Wide Assembler (NASM) for both DOS and Linux
    * NASM-IDE, a command shell and code editor for DOS
    * ALINK, a free linker for DOS programming
    * All program code examples from the book

  • Progress in Inorganic Chemistry: Progress in Inorganic Chemistry V49

    Breakthrough research and innovative science . . .

    PROGRESS in Inorganic Chemistry

    Nowhere is creative scientific talent busier than in the world of inorganic chemistry. This fascinating series provides the field of inorganic chemistry with a forum for critical and authoritative evaluations of advances in every area of the discipline. With contributions from internationally renowned chemists, this latest volume of Progress in Inorganic Chemistry continues to report the most recent advances with an innovative, cutting-edge style.

    "This series is distinguished not only by its scope and breadth, but also by the depth and quality of the reviews."
    -Journal of the American Chemical Society

    "[This series] has won a deservedly honored place on the bookshelf of the chemist attempting to keep afloat in the torrent of original papers on inorganic chemistry."
    -Chemistry in Britain

    * Nonclassical Metal Carbonyls
    (Anthony J. Lupinetti and Steven H. Strauss, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, and Gernot Frenking, Philipps-Universitat Marburg, Germany)
    * The Influence of Ligands on Dirhodium(II) on Reactivity and Selectivity in Metal Carbene Reactions
    (Michael P. Doyle, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, and Tong Ren, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida)
    * Coordination Chemistry of Transition Metals with Hydrogen Chalcogenide and Hydrochalcogenido Ligands
    (Maurizio Peruzzini and Isaac De Los Rios, Instituto per lo Studio della Stereochimica ed Energetica dei Composti de Coordinazione, CNR, Firenze, Italy, and Antonio Romerosa, Universidad de Almeria, Spain)
    * The Coordination Chemistry of Phosphinines, Their Polydentate and Macrocyclic Derivatives
    (Nicolas Mezailles, Francois Mathey, and Pascal le Floch, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau Cedex, France)
    * Texaphyrins: Synthesis and Development of a Novel Class of Therapeutic Agents
    (Tarak D. Mody and Lei Fu, Pharmacyclics, Inc., Sunnyvale, California, and Jonathan L. Sessler, University of Texas at Austin, Texas)
    * The Chemistry of Synthetic Fe-Mo-S Clusters and Their Relevance to the Structure and Function of the Fe-Mo-S Center in Nitrogenase
    (Steve M. Malinak, Albion College, Michigan, and Dimitri Coucouvanis, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan)

  • Advanced Techniques for JavaTM Developers

    The experts at Sun Microsystems show you how to use all the latest Java(TM) technologies to create sophisticated applications in JD(TM) 1.2

    Advanced Techniques for Java(TM) Developers

    If you?re ready to take the leap from Java applet programming to building full-scale Java business applications, here?s your chance to learn from the experts. Revised to incorporate all of the changes to JDK(TM) 1.2 since the beta version, this edition of the original bestseller features coverage of protected domains, reference objects, collections, package versions, and drag-and-drop. It also includes updates on JavaBean(TM), JFCs, RMI, security, Java(TM) 2D, and Java database technology.

    Using numerous sample programs (included on the CD-ROM), the authors show you how to take maximum advantage of:
    * Advanced I/O and networking
    * Concurrent programming with threads
    * JavaBean(TM)
    * Advanced security techniques
    * Java Foundation Classes
    * Java Media Framework
    * Java Servlets
    * JDB(TM)
    * Network Computers and JavaOS(TM)

    On the CD-ROM you?ll find:
    * Source code you can use to build your own applications
    * The latest Java Development Kit
    * Java Platform Documentation
    * The complete source code listings in the book
    * The Java City multimedia demo

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  • Toxicology of the Immune System: A Human Approach

    Robert Burrell Dennis K. Flaherty Leonard J. Sauers Toxicology of the Immune System A Human Approach Due to increased awareness of the AIDS crisis as well as concern about environmental chemicals, immunotoxicology has quickly become one of the most important and controversial topics in occupational medicine and toxicology. This insightful reference/text clarifies the subject by exploring the basic environmental, occupational, and therapeutic agents that can suppress or strengthen the immune system. The authors provide a necessary bridge between immunology and toxicology to explain the various products and processes that may change immune parameters, affect host resistance to infections and tumors, and alter a system?s future reaction to exposure. They assess the damage done not only to the immune system, but also damage by the immune system as a result of altered functioning. Throughout the book, emphasis is placed on the relevance to existing clinical health and possible future adverse effects. Even the more common immunotoxic conditions, such as food and drug intolerance, cigarette smoking, and occupational asthma, are put into perspective, with straightforward information on possible genetic, environmental, and pharmacological risk factors. Detailed sections are included on:
    * Organ systems and target cells most often affected
    * Types of damage and injury resulting from immunotoxic reactions
    * Clinical populations in which immune system damage occurs
    * Methods for investigating the etiology of agents and risk assessment
    * Relevance of laboratory data to human risk
    * Strategies for achieving standard practices to prevent the disparity in results that characterizes many immune system studies
    * Regulatory affairs related to immunotoxicology
    Laboratory and experimental findings are probed to determine how and to what degree different immunotoxicants have induced clinical disease. Citations of animal research are restricted to those studies that point the way for future human studies, or have direct relevance to human situations. To further the reader?s understanding of xenobiotics, the authors treat the subject of purposeful immunomodulation, achieved by administering immunosuppressive or immunopotentiating drugs. Despite increasing public awareness, there remains an inaccurate perception of what chemicals can and cannot do. This important reference sets the record straight, making it an essential source for toxicologists, immunologists, industrial hygienists, microbiologists, allergists, as well as all professionals in the agricultural and cosmetic industries, and those involved in chemical and biological regulation.

  • Drawing the Line: How Mason and Dixon Surveyed the Most Famous Border in America


    The Mason-Dixon line-surely the most famous surveyors? line ever drawn-represents one of the greatest and most difficult scientific achievements of its time. But behind this significant triumph is a thrilling story, one that has thus far eluded both historians and surveyors. In this engrossing narrative, professional surveyor Edwin Danson takes us on a fascinating journey with Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon, two gifted and exuberant English surveyors, through the fields and forests of eighteenth-century America. Vividly describing life in the backwoods and the hardships and dangers of frontier surveying, Drawing the Line discloses for the first time in 250 years many hitherto unknown surveying methods, revealing how Mason and Dixon succeeded where the best American surveyors of the period failed. In accessible, ordinary language, Danson masterfully throws the first clear light on the surveying of the Mason-Dixon line. Set in the social and historical context of pre-Revolutionary America, this book is a spellbinding account of one of the great and historic achievements of its time.

    Advance Praise for Drawing the Line

    "Drawing the Line combines a fast-moving story, a human drama, and a clear account of surveying in the era of George Washington. An intriguing interaction of politics and science."-CHARLES ROYSTER, Boyd Professor of History, Louisiana State University, and Winner of the Bancroft Prize in History

  • How to Succeed in Exporting and Doing Business Internationally

    An innovative perspective on international business enabling readers to do away with misinformation and misconceptions surrounding global business operations. Covers targeting markets and obtaining market information, selecting and managing a foreign distributor, legal issues, taxes, transfer pricing, financing international deals and the latest technologies to cut through many traditional stumbling blocks. Explains how to get free or low cost data and bypass expensive consultants, attorneys, freight-forwarders, etc.

  • Data Structures and Algorithms/Java

    Create sound software designs with data structures that use modern object-oriented design patterns! Author Bruno Preiss presents the fundamentals of data structures and algorithms from a modern, object-oriented perspective. The text promotes object-oriented design using Java and illustrates the use of the latest object-oriented design patterns. Virtually all the data structures are discussed in the context of a single class hierarchy. This framework clearly shows the relationships between data structures and illustrates how polymorphism and inheritance can be used effectively. Key Features of the Text
    * All data structures are presented using a common framework. This shows the relationship between the data structures and how they are implemented.
    * Object-oriented design patterns are used to demonstrate how a good design fits together and transcends the problem at hand.
    * A single Java software design is used throughout the text to provide a better understanding of the operation of complicated data structures.
    * Just-in-time presentation of mathematical analysis techniques introduces students to mathematical concepts as needed.
    Visit the Text?s Web Site A comprehensive web site is available for users of the text at www.wiley.com/college/preiss. The site includes:
    * The Web Book (a hypertext version of the complete book)
    * Links to the Java Source Code (all the program examples from the text)
    * Opus5 Package (a Java package comprised of all the source code from the text)
    * Documentation (source code documentation)
    * Demo Applets (various Java applets that illustrate data structures and algorithms from the text)
    * Archive (JAR format archive of the source code from the text)
    * Front Matter (table of contents and preface)
    * Solutions Manual (password required)
    * Errata

  • Scattering of Electromagnetic Waves: Advanced Topics

    A timely and authoritative guide to the state of the art of wave scattering

    Scattering of Electromagnetic Waves offers in three volumes a complete and up-to-date treatment of wave scattering by random discrete scatterers and rough surfaces. Written by leading scientists who have made important contributions to wave scattering over three decades, this new work explains the principles, methods, and applications of this rapidly expanding, interdisciplinary field. It covers both introductory and advanced material and provides students and researchers in remote sensing as well as imaging, optics, and electromagnetic theory with a one-stop reference to a wealth of current research results. Plus, Scattering of Electromagnetic Waves contains detailed discussions of both analytical and numerical methods, including cutting-edge techniques for the recovery of earth/land parametric information.

    The three volumes are entitled respectively Theories and Applications, Numerical Simulation, and Advanced Topics. In the third volume, Advanced Topics, Leung Tsang (University of Washington) and Jin Au Kong (MIT), cover:
    * Two-dimensional random rough surface scattering
    * Kirchhoff and related methods for rough surface scattering
    * Analytic theory of volume scattering based on cascading of layers
    * Analytic wave theory for medium with permittivity fluctuations
    * Multiple scattering theory for discrete scatterers
    * Quasicrystalline approximation in dense media scattering
    * Dense media scattering
    * Backscattering enhancement

  • Electrodynamics of Solids and Microwave Superconductivity

    This book presents the interdisciplinary field of solid electrodynamics and its applications in superconductor and microwave technologies. It gives scientists and engineers the foundation necessary to deal with theoretical and applied electromagnetics, continuum mechanics, applied superconductivity, high-speed electronic circuit design, microwave engineering and transducer technology.

  • The Internet Marketing Plan: The Complete Guide to Instant Web Presence

    A gold mine of forms, templates, and other valuable tools to create a complete Internet marketing plan

    The increasing costs and resources needed for the Web make it more critical than ever before to develop a comprehensive marketing plan to manage your Internet presence more effectively. Written by marketing communications expert Kim Bayne, this book provides all the forms, worksheets, templates, and models that you?ll need to create a plan and put it into action immediately! You?ll learn which data you?ll need to gather in order to make informed decisions, how to analyze Internet market statistics, how to address budget issues, and much more.Offering practical guidance, this book also takes you through the necessary steps to implement your plan. You?ll examine how the Internet fits into your overall marketing program includingadvertising and direct-mail campaigns, public relations programs, trade shows, and other activities.

    And you?ll learn how to evaluate different Internet marketing measurement tools, what you can do to ensure a successful launch of your program, and how to choose your Internet service options.

    The second edition of this highly successful book provides:
    * The latest technologies and online marketing methods
    * Worksheets and forms to create an instant marketing program
    * Real-world examples integrated throughout the chapters
    * Tools for determining your Internet marketing budget

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    * All forms and templates from the book
    * Bookmarks to useful sites

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  • The Technology M&A Guidebook

    The comprehensive, practical guide to buying, selling, and merging technology companies

    The Technology M&A Guidebook provides executives and entrepreneurs interested in acquiring or selling a technology company with everything they need to know about the entire M&A process, from identifying target companies or buyers to financial analysis, due diligence, tax issues, valuation, and legal considerations.

    This book explores specific issues that are unique to technology M&A: assessing the impact of technology sector high-change rates; market-driven product development; company culture issues; engineers as managers and managers as engineers; consumer and technical product differences; technology marketing issues; intellectual property considerations; Internet interaction; and more. It also provides detailed analyses of factors involved in acquiring companies from different sectors, including:
    * Semiconductor equipment and chip manufacturers
    * PC/workstation and related hardware companies
    * Software businesses
    * Data networking and telecommunications firms
    * Internet-related companies

    Don?t enter the M&A process unprepared. Let The Technology M&A Guidebook help you beat the odds and make your sale or acquisition a complete success.

  • From Ideas to Assets: Investing Wisely in Intellectual Property

    In the information age, intellectual property rights such as patents, copyrights, and trademarks are among companies? most valuable assets. Today, managers and investors in a wide variety of industries need to understand the fundamentals of intellectual property rights in order to make informed decisions about the companies they run and the investments they hold.

    From Ideas to Assets provides a detailed overview of what intellectual property assets are and how they work - and what you need to know about them to succeed today?s competitive business environment. It offers techniques for valuing intellectual property and discusses ways to help you maximize returns and discern performance variables.

    The 25 expert contributors to this volume approach the subject from the varied perspectives of shareholders, managers, analysts, accountants, advisors, and other professionals. Original tables, graphs, and statistics related to intellectual property returns and performance indices are included to clarify important legal and accounting concepts. This easy-to-read guide covers strategies for businesses in various industries, including the financial and manufacturing sectors. This is not a textbook or a stock-picking manual. From Ideas to Assets is a focused resource that provides diverse audiences with valuable guidance on the IP basics they need to know.

  • Modern Safety and Resource Control Management

    A highly effective approach to safety and health management in the industrial setting.

    Over the past two decades, the role of workplace safety and health professionals has expanded dramatically to encompass not only OSHA compliance, but a host of other regulatory and risk management areas such as fire protection, workers? compensation, insurance, quality control, and more. Defining this new role as the management of safety and resource control, this timely and comprehensive work introduces a unique method for effectively managing both loss prevention and the safety function in the industrial setting. The author incorporates MBO and TQM management techniques as well as contemporary ideas and technologies, providing clear guidelines and discussions on how to implement the new approach to the loss prevention and safety function, including:
    * How to use a circular management pattern to design, implement, and manage regulatory compliance programs
    * How to deal with emerging risk issues such as ergonomics, tuberculosis, or workplace violence
    * How to establish a new goal methodology based on performance rather than injuries/illnesses
    * How new technologies affect the loss prevention and safety function
    * How to assess one?s current program, perform cost/benefit analysis, and build an individual action plan
    * How to minimize risks of corporate and individual liabilities
    * Where to find information on different federal and state laws and regulations

  • Applied Data Communications: A Business-Oriented Approach

    This book provides frameworks and methodology for solving problems as technology continues to advance. A "top-down" approach is used, starting with the overall business problem, and then showing how technology can solve the problem. This book goes into depth in describing the technology and is very "hands-on" and current. It is designed for the IT employees who actually build networks and not the managers who merely oversee.

  • Advances in Enzymology and Related Areas of Molecular Biology: Mechanism of Enzyme Action

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  • Bergin and Garfield′s Handbook of Psychotherapy and Behavior Change

    One of the most important overviews of research findings in the field, this book has had an enormous impact on psychotherapy and has become a standard reference for citation and practice. This updated and revised fifth edition keeps pace with the rapid changes that are taking place in the world of psychotherapy and makes recommendations for future research and practice.

    • Highlights the many weaknesses of traditional science for understanding human dilemmas and emotional problems
    • Incorporates the latest developments and reflects important changes in the field
    • Emphasizes practice-relevant findings, as well as methodological issues that will help direct future research

  • Internet Commerce

    Internet Commerce, 2nd Edition, has been completely revised to reflect the latest developments in this rapidly changing area. All chapters feature Australian and international examples of policy reform and innovation. The theory is supported by examples drawn from industry developments, regulatory policies and government initiatives.

  • Wiley GAAP For Employee Benefits Plans

    Accounting and financial reporting for employee benefits, pension plans, and health and employee welfare plans

    Government supervision and ever-changing legislation make GAAP for employee benefits a constant challenge for accountants. Health and employee welfare plans are also changing as employers struggle to balance cost controls with the needs of their employees. Wiley GAAP for Employee Benefits 2000-2001 guides accountants who prepare financial reports related to employee benefit plans by guiding them through various ERISA, IRS, and DOL regulations. Focusing on accounting from the plan administrator?s side, author Randi Starr provides tips and techniques for relevant practice experience that will help accountants deal with this complex area.

    • Due to the constantly changing nature of tax laws and accounting requirements, this book will be updated online

    Randi L. Starr, CPA (Pittsburgh, PA), is a national audit partner and the National Industry Director of Employee Benefits in the Pittsburgh office of Deloitte & Touche LLP. Karen T. Caprio (Pittsburgh, PA) is a senior manager in the Pittsburgh office; Phyllis Dunn (Pittsburgh, PA) is a senior manager; and Patty Miller (Pittsburgh, PA) is a manager, all of Deloitte & Touche LLP.

  • Business Data Communications and Networking

    Completely updated, the best-selling business networking reference returns. The eighth edition includes the changes necessary for the fast-paced networking environment. While technologies and applications change rapidly, the fundamental concepts evolve much more slowly; they provide the foundation from which new technologies and applications can be understood, evaluated, and compared. The new edition features a chapter on wireless LANS, an expansion of the security chapter to include more on security design and new technologies, and more coverage of technology design material on network design including a selection of technologies and best practices for network design. This book is the market leader known for its technical accuracy and cutting-edge orientation.

  • The Topology of Chaos: Alice in Stretch and Squeezeland

    A new approach to understanding nonlinear dynamics and strange attractors
    The behavior of a physical system may appear irregular or chaotic even when it is completely deterministic and predictable for short periods of time into the future. How does one model the dynamics of a system operating in a chaotic regime? Older tools such as estimates of the spectrum of Lyapunov exponents and estimates of the spectrum of fractal dimensions do not sufficiently answer this question. In a significant evolution of the field of Nonlinear Dynamics, The Topology of Chaos responds to the fundamental challenge of chaotic systems by introducing a new analysis method-Topological Analysis-which can be used to extract, from chaotic data, the topological signatures that determine the stretching and squeezing mechanisms which act on flows in phase space and are responsible for generating chaotic data. Beginning with an example of a laser that has been operated under conditions in which it behaved chaotically, the authors convey the methodology of Topological Analysis through detailed chapters on:
    * Discrete Dynamical Systems: Maps
    * Continuous Dynamical Systems: Flows
    * Topological Invariants
    * Branched Manifolds
    * The Topological Analysis Program
    * Fold Mechanisms
    * Tearing Mechanisms
    * Unfoldings
    * Symmetry
    * Flows in Higher Dimensions
    * A Program for Dynamical Systems Theory
    Suitable at the present time for analyzing "strange attractors" that can be embedded in three-dimensional spaces, this groundbreaking approach offers researchers and practitioners in the discipline a complete and satisfying resolution to the fundamental questions of chaotic systems.

  • Optics of Nanostructured Materials

    Some of the most exciting developments in the optics and processing of nanostructured materials can be found in applied science and engineering. The topics covered in this book are at the cutting edge of research.

  • Choosing a Database for Your Web Site

    The knowledge you need to select the right database solution for your Web site and the skills to make it happen Choosing a Database for Your Web Site Expert John Paul Ashenfelter begins with a refresher course on database technology and design basics. He then appraises the major types of Web database tools and applications, describes how they work, explains how they can be used to provide an array of services, and outlines criteria for choosing the right one for your site (and your budget). Next, he reviews a broad range of database products for every purpose and budget, including:
    * Desktop database tools with Web publishing capabilities such as Microsoft Access and Claris FileMaker Pro
    * HTML editors with database capabilities, including Microsoft FrontPage, NetObjects Fusion, and Allaire Homesite
    * Server-based database applications like Allaire Cold Fusion, Microsoft Active Server Pages, and Everyware Tango
    * Programming tools for creating Web database applications from scratch, including CGI with Perl and Java-based tools
    The final section of the book ties it all together with case studies that show how the techniques and issues discussed in the book impact three real-world Web sites. The companion Web site features:
    * Links to demo versions of products described in the book
    * All the code from the book
    * A regularly updated list of books, Web sites, and other valuable resources

  • World Wide Web Marketing: Integrating the Web into Your Marketing Strategy

    "A classic in an industry where classics are rare. This is the most well-rounded tutorial on Web marketing ever written."-Kristin Zhivago, Editor of Marketing Technology Columnist for Marketing Computers and President of Zhivago Marketing Partners, Inc. The bestselling guide to everything you ever needed to know about online marketing-fully updated and better than ever! World Wide Web Marketing, Second Edition Online marketing guru Jim Sterne shows you how to apply classic marketing principles to the Internet. He also explains how to take full advantage of the exciting new marketing opportunities presented by the latest Web technologies. Writing for non-techies, he provides just enough technical detail to help you understand the Web?s vast potential as a marketing medium without over-whelming you. In straightforward language, supplemented with fascinating case studies, he tells you what you need to know to:
    * Develop relationships with valued customers and build brand loyalty
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    * Mine valuable information about customers
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    * Advertise your site online and through traditional media
    * Make the most of search engines and push technology
    * Use banner advertising
    * Measure the success of online marketing initiatives
    Wiley Computer Publishing. Timely. Practical. Reliable. Visit our Web site at www.wiley.com/compbooks/

  • Patent and Trademark Tactics and Practice

    The essential intellectual property reference for all areas of science and technology--covering patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets

    Did you know that a patent does not give its owner the right to make, use, or sell the invention covered by his patent? That a trademark need never be registered in order to sue others for infringing on it? Or that even an unpublished work is protected by copyright under the latest copyright laws?

    Crucial and often surprising information like this is given careful attention in Patent and Trademark Tactics and Practice, Third Edition. The author--an expert patent attorney--outlines the fundamental principles that must be understood by inventors, business people, and others engaged in the development, protection, and management of intellectual property.

    With straightforward language and clear, concise explanations, this book explains legal rights and obligations as well as correct procedures necessary for legal protection. It answers dozens of legal and procedural questions, from how to find a good patent attorney and apply for a patent to how to select and use a trademark and protect trade secrets. The book will help you work with a patent attorney by guiding you in keeping proper patent records, properly using your trademarks and documenting crucial information that will be needed by counsel.

  • Cover Letters

    Expert guidance on creating powerful, persuasive cover letters! The majority of hiring managers will tell you that a well-crafted, polished cover letter is still the key to making a good first impression and winning an interview. This invaluable resource, fully revised and updated, offers sound advice on writing a memorable letter that stands out from the crowd. Written by an award-winning columnist for the National Business Employment Weekly, today?s leading career resource, this guide is packed with the practical tips and techniques you need to develop an effective letter that will grab a potential employer?s attention. Helpful examples from real job seekers will show you what letters work and why for specific audiences--from employers to recruiters. This new edition also features largely expanded information on conducting a job search via the Internet. This essential reference will show you how to:
    * Compose the basic elements of a successful letter
    * Write targeted letters for specific situations, from mounting a direct-mail campaign to networking with contacts to uncover positions in the hidden job market
    * Browse online for career opportunities, including Internet do?s and don?ts
    * Read between the lines of a want ad and discover what employers really want
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    * Compose follow-up letters, such as thank-you notes, and use them to your advantage
    Other National Business Employment Weekly Premier Guides currently available: National Business Employment Weekly Interviewing National Business Employment Weekly Resumes

  • Applied Mergers and Acquisitions Workbook

    The Applied Mergers and Acquisitions Workbook provides a useful self-training study guide for readers of Applied Mergers and Acquisitions who want to review the drivers of M&A success and failure. Useful review questions as well as problems and answers are provided for both professionals and students. Readers will further their knowledge, build practical intuition, and learn the art and science of M&A by using this comprehensive self-study workbook in conjunction with the main text.

  • Color Science: Concepts and Methods, Quantitative Data and Formulae

    This paperback reprint of a classic book deals with all phases of light, color, and color vision, providing comprehensive data, formulas, concepts, and procedures needed in basic and applied research in color vision, colorimetry, and photometry.

  • Cytokines in Human Reproduction

    The role of cytokines in the pathogenesis of disease is an area of research offering exciting challenges for scientists developing new disease interventions. Cytokines are proteins secreted by immune and inflammatory cells that circulate in the blood or extracellular space and bind to specific receptors activating a cascade of intracellular signals, which ultimately affect the growth, differentiation, and viability of cells. The effect of too little or too much of an individual cytokine or cytokines as a potential source of disease has led to novel treatment strategies designed to control the processes affecting cytokine levels. Cytokines in Human Reproduction is the first reference to examine the role and effect of cytokines in reproduction, specifically how they cause (and prevent) disease. Edited by one of the foremost authorities in reproductive immunology, this important work includes the latest in cytokine research from leading specialists. In its thirteen chapters the book includes discussion of cytokines in both testicular and ovarian function, cytokines in early pregnancy, cytokines in disease development (uterine leiomyomas and tumors) as well as: The role of psycho-neuro-endocrine immunology in reproduction Cytokine networks in the human placenta Cytokines in the human fallopian tube Cytokines in the peritoneal environment Cytokines in endometriosis Oncogenes and growth factors in gynecologic oncology Authoritative and up-to-date, Cytokines in Human Reproduction offers the first comprehensive look at cytokines in reproductive science and is a valuable resource in the library of the maternal-fetal specialist, reproductive immunologist, obstetrician/gynecologist as well as researcher or student.

  • Sair Linux and GNU Certification® Level I: Security, Ethics, and Privacy

    Learn more, earn more with Linux certification!
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    The Sair Linux and GNU Certification program, designed and developed by the industry-leading members of Sair Linux and GNU, Inc. and its advisory board, provides you with a clear path for improving your Linux and GNU skills and knowledge base. This new series of books will help you gain the necessary tools to become Linux and GNU certified, which can lead to more job opportunities and a higher salary! Level I concentrates on the areas of expertise that must be mastered to become a Sair Linux and GNU Certified Administrator (LCA).
    In this guide, the Sair Linux and GNU Certification team draws upon their years of experience to provide expert advice as well as proven tools and techniques for keeping your Linux systems safe from intruders without limiting access to Internet resources. With the help of detailed lab exercises, they walk you step-by-step through the areas you?ll need to know in order to pass the certification exam, including theory of operation, base system, shells and commands, system utilities, applications, and troubleshooting. Plus, they provide 100 sample test questions to help you prepare for your exam.
    The last of four study guides for the LCA certificate, this book will help you:
    * Gain insight into software, hardware, and network attack vulnerabilities
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    * Leverage cutting-edge solutions such as Kerberos and one-time passwords
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    * Understand the role of ethics in system administration

  • The Crb Commodity Yearbook 1999

    This guide provides information to analysts, traders, and portfolio managers, on 105 domestic and international commodities, from orange juice and arsenic to gold. These commodities consist of agricultural products, minerals and other tangible assets that investors trade on a cash or futures basis. Each is traded on its own, as well as on general exchanges, such as the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Prices are set by a combination of factors including weather, supply and demand, and historical trading patterns. BRIDGE Information Systems, the United State's largest resource for financial statistics, trends, and charting techniques, supplies seasonal patterns and historical data from the past ten years, as well as pricing and trading patterns on a monthly and annual basis.

  • Net Income

    Net Income Cut Costs, Boost Profits, and Enhance Operations Online Wally Bock and Jeff Senne "From finance to manufacturing, training to customer service, Net Income is an operating manual for producing results. Very simply, this is an excellent book!" -- James L. Barksdale, from the foreword This isn?t another Internet book -- it?s not even a technology book -- this is a business guide. And if you think the Net is only for sales and marketing, you?re only getting half the picture. Net Income shows how to use the Internet, intranet, and extranet to slash expenses and strengthen operations in order to compete in today?s brutal marketplace. Net Income provides real-world examples from over a hundred businesses--from mom & pop stores to Fortune 500 giants--that have used the Internet to increase profits. You?ll see how: * Columbia/HCA saved $6,000 per physician by offering training online * Heineken USA cut its order cycle time from 10-12 weeks to 4-6 weeks * General Electric cut its average purchasing cycle from 14 to 7 days * and much more! Wally Bock and Jeff Senne are Known for their no-nonsense business advice on how to use and implement Internet strategies, tactics, and systems that produce "real world" results. And with the advice and action plans they offer in Net Income, you too can learn how to capture the hidden profits of the Internet.

  • Inorganic Syntheses: Nonmolecular Solids

    The volumes in this continuing series provide a compilation of current techniques and ideas in inorganic synthetic chemistry. Includes inorganic polymer syntheses and preparation of important inorganic solids, syntheses used in the development of pharmacologically active inorganic compounds, small-molecule coordination complexes, and related compounds. Also contains valuable information on transition organometallic compounds including species with metal-metal cluster molecules. All syntheses presented here have been tested.

  • Scientific American The Amateur Astronomer

    From the longest running column in Scientific American?s history comes this collection of fascinating projects for amateur astronomers
    For over seventy years, "The Amateur Scientist" column in Scientific American has helped people explore their world and make original discoveries. This collection of both classic and recent articles presents projects for amateur astronomers at all levels. Hands-on astronomy fans will find how to build inexpensive astronomical instruments using ordinary shop-tools. From making a telescope to predicting satellite orbits to detecting the chemical composition of faraway stars, this book has something for everyone interested in practical astronomy.

  • A Visual Dictionary of Architecture

    This book defines over 5,000 terms relating to architectural design, history, and technology. It is the only dictionary that provides concise, accurate definitions illustrated with finely detailed, hand-rendered drawings, each executed in Mr. Ching?s signature style.

  • The Crisis Counseling and Traumatic Events Treatment Planner

    Psychologists, therapists, and other mental health professionals who treat clients affected by traumatic events such as natural disasters, rape, and assault need to develop formal treatment plans. These plans must conform to requirements of managed care organizations and other third party payers.

  • Guerrilla Learning: How to Give Your Kids a Real Education With or Without School

    GUERRILLA LEARNING IS CREATING A HOME ENVIRONMENT THAT FILLS YOUR CHILD WITH THE JOY OF LEARNING Let your daughter read her library books instead of finishing her homework . Ask your eleven-year-old?s beloved third grade teacher to comment on his poetry. Invite a massage therapist to dinner because your daughter wants to go to massage school instead of college. Give your child the freedom to pursue his interests, develop her strengths, cultivate self-discipline, and discover the joy of learning throughout life. If you?ve ever felt that your child wasn?t flourishing in school or simply needs something the professionals aren?t supplying, you?re ready to become a "guerrilla educator." Revolutionary and inspiring, Guerrilla Learning explains what?s wrong (and what?s useful) about our traditional schools and shows you how to take charge of your family?s education to raise thinking, creative young people despite the constraints of traditional schooling. Filled with fun and exciting exercises and projects to do with children of all ages, this remarkable approach to childhood, education, and life will help you release your child?s innate abilities and empower him or her in the wider world that awaits beyond the school walls.

  • Environmental Science: Earth As a Living Planet Wie

    This title offers a modern and different perspective. It includes updated content to reflect latest research findings. Each chapter ending has references to related material on the web.

  • The Chemist′s Companion: A Handbook of Practical Data, Techniques, and References

    Here in one source is a wide variety of practical, everyday information often required by chemists but seldom found together, if at all, in the standard handbooks, data collections, manuals, and other usual sources. Discussing physical, chemical, and mechanical properties of substances and systems, the authors answer such questions as:

    • How do I test for and destroy peroxides in different solvents and what is the best way to purify such solvents?
    • What are the structure, physical properties, and recent references to the use of common-name solvents and solvent aids such as the "Skellysolves," "Cellosolves," "Crownanes," and "Glymes"?
    • What is the utility of a particular molecular sieve, or permeation gel, or epoxy cement, or liquid crystal, and where do I buy them and find references to their application?
    The book is divided into nine chapters and covers properties of atoms and molecules, spectroscopy, photochemistry, chromatography, kinetics and thermodynamics, various experimental techniques, and mathematical and numerical information, including the definitions, values, and usage rules of the newly adopted International System of Units (SI Units). A section on statistical treatment of data which provides an actual least-squares computer program is also included. In the spectroscopy chapter, very extensive and up-to-date collections of spectral correlation data are presented for ir, uv-vis, optical rotation, nmr, and mass spectra, along with data on esr and nqr spectroscopy. Also included is a variety of hard-to-classify but frequently sought information, such as names and addresses of microanalysis companies and chemistry publishers, descriptions and commercial sources of atomic and molecular models, and safety data for hazardous chemicals. More than 500 key references are also included, most of which are recent. There are important hints and definitions associated with the art as well as the state of the art for the appropriate subjects. Also found throughout the book are about 250 suppliers and directions for obtaining special booklets or other material.

    Containing a wealth of useful information, The Chemist?s Companion will be an indispensable guide for students and professional chemists in nearly all the chemical disciplines. In addition, it will provide for the teacher and student an unusual adjunct for use in a broad cross-section of chemistry courses.

  • The Sciences: An Integrated Approach

    Class-testing version organized around a series of 24 scientific concepts (or great ideas). It begins with the idea that the universe can be studied by observation and experiment. Encompasses physics, chemistry, astronomy, biology and earth sciences, focusing on general principles and their application to authentic situations rather than esoteric detail. Integrates the sciences rather than treating them separately. Offers students the ability to place major public issues such as the environment, energy and medical advances in a scientific context.

  • Sudden Money: Managing a Financial Windfall

    From inheritances and divorce and insurance settlements to retirement payouts and the most recent phenomenon of stock options, the largest transfer of wealth in the history of America is now taking place. For some, this welcome event is relatively stress-free. But for those who are inexperienced in dealing with large sums of money, a windfall can be an overwhelming, even losing, situation. What is the difference between those who build on their financial gains and those who end up worse off than before? In this much-needed, one-of-a-kind book, top financial planner Susan Bradley gets to the heart of the matter by examining the emotional complexity of the windfall experience and how to manage it-and your newfound money-successfully.

    Whatever the sum involved, the impact of one?s emotional state on the way money is handled--or mishandled--cannot be underestimated. In addition to the legal intricacies of receiving sudden money, the element of surprise that catches people unprepared also often leaves them there. Here, at last, is a type of "owner?s manual" to sudden money that demystifies the process for recipients and their financial planners. Based on her work with countless clients, many of whose stories appear in this book, Bradley has developed a step-by-step program for moving safely through the three phases of building a solid financial foundation:

    • Preparation and Planning
    • Investing
    • Monitoring, Giving, and Sharing

    Giving individual attention to each possible windfall event, Bradley addresses their distinct tax consequences, insurance and estate planning considerations, as well as the crucial emotional component. She also shares advice on how to put together the proper team of advisors, including an attorney and a therapist. When correctly handled, an unexpected windfall can provide expected benefits that will continue far beyond the lifetime of the initial recipient---and turn sudden money into lasting wealth.

    Turn Sudden Money into Lasting Wealth

    Maximize your wealth and minimize your stress and confusion with this unique, indispensable guide to handling a sudden financial windfall. Written by nationally recognized financial planner Susan Bradley, Sudden Money provides a complete program for successfully managing newfound wealth. Discover ways to:

    • Stay calm and not make decisions based on your emotions
    • Seek experienced, professional advice
    • Avoid pressure from others
    • Create and execute the best financial plan for you

    Most important, Sudden Money provides you with easy-to-implement, proven ways to ensure that your financial gains are more than fleeting good fortune.

    "A ?must read? for financial advisors and for clients who have received financial windfalls. Susan Bradley has detailed--in an easy-to-apply way--a new financial planning discipline that is sure to become a vital part of discussions about the burgeoning wealth in this country."
    Ronni Burns, Wall Street consultant

    "This book is essential for anyone who receives a financial windfall. It?s an easy read and packed with useful advice."
    Don Phillips, CEO, Morningstar

    "Reading this book is like having a trusted friend explain what to expect, what to do, and what not to do at a happy time that can also be overwhelming and stressful. This book has been extraordinarily helpful to me."
    Marci Shimoff, coauthor, Chicken Soup for the Soul

    "Women in particular are often ill prepared to manage a financial windfall. Without careful planning, it could turn into a pitfall. Susan Bradley?s book is a sensible guide on how to handle instant wealth."
    Jennifer Openshaw, CEO, WFN.com, Financial Network for Women

  • Wiley GAAP 2001: Interpretation and Application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles 2001

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    Wiley GAAP 2001 is a comprehensive guide to generally accepted accounting principles set forth by the FASB, including Emerging Issues Task Force Consensus summaries and Statements of Position of the AICPA?s Accounting Standards Executive Committee (AcSEC). Featuring numerous examples, illustrations, and helpful practice hints that are extremely user friendly, Wiley GAAP 2001 is designed with the needs of the user in mind. Here are some highlights:
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  • Box on Quality and Discovery: with Design, Control, and Robustness

    This is a special, one-time volume, commemorating the 80th birthday of George E. P. Box. It contains over 75 articles on quality and quality-related issues, written by Box himself since 1982. Previous to this book, the editors published a similar volume on Box? writings up to 1982; it has since become a standard and useful reference for students and practitioners alike in the field of statistics.

  • Black Stars: African American Women Scientists and Inventors

    Meet African american women of science and invention from the early years to modern Times

    Patricia Bath, M.D.
    Miriam E. Benjamin
    Ursula Burns
    Alexa Canady, M.D.
    Jewel Plummer Cobb, Ph.D.
    Ellen F. Eglin
    Angela D. Ferguson, M.D.
    Sara E. Goode
    Evelyn Boyd Granville, Ph.D.
    Dannellia Gladden Green, Ph.D.
    Bessie Blount Griffin
    Betty Wright Harris, Ph.D.
    Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D.
    Aprille Joy Ericsson Jackson, Ph.D.
    Mae Jemison, M.D.
    Marjorie Stewart Joyner, Ph.D.
    Mary Kenner
    Reatha Clark King, Ph.D.
    Annie Turnbo Malone
    Mildred Austin Smith
    Valerie Thomas
    Madame C. J. Walker
    Jane Cooke Wright, M.D.
    Roger Arliner Young, Ph.D.
    Chavonda J. Jacobs Young, Ph.D.

  • The Architect′s Studio Companion: Rules of Thumb for Preliminary Design

    Even in the earliest stages of the design process, architects must be aware of the impact that environmental factors, building codes, and structural demands will have on a building. Newly revised and updated, the "rules of thumb" in this valuable reference make it possible to complete preliminary design work without spending too much time investigating technical issues.

  • Isamu Noguchi: Urban Spaces, Landscape Design, and Public Sculptures

    This is a major reference on one of the most important artists of this century. While Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) is best know for his innovative sculptural designs, he also collaborated with architectural masters such as Louis Kahn, I.M. Pei, and Marcel Breuer. Some of his projects, including the garden for the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, the tomb of John F. Kennedy, the garden at Fort Worth's Kimball Museum, and Riverside Drive Park in New York City, have become major landmarks of twentieth-century landscape architecture.

  • The Molecular Theory of Gases and Liquids

    An essential cross-disciplinary reference for molecular interactions Molecular Theory of Gases and Liquids offers a rigorous, comprehensive treatment of molecular characteristics and behaviors in the gaseous and fluid states. A unique cross-disciplinary approach provides useful insight for students of chemistry, chemical engineering, fluid dynamics, and a variety of related fields, with thorough derivations and in-depth explanations throughout. Appropriate for graduate students and working scientists alike, this book details advanced concepts without sacrificing depth of coverage or technical detail.

  • The Quotable Soul: Inspiring Quotations Crossing Time and Culture

    The Quotable Soul "Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend." --Martin Luther King, Jr. "I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world." --Mother Teresa "My heart and I lie small upon the earth like a grain of throbbing sand." --Zitakala-Sa "The true is Godlike: we do not see it itself; we guess at it through its manifestations." -- J. W. von Goethe This treasury of inspiring quotations captures the essence of our universal search for truth. Over 1,000 quotations cover a vibrant spectrum of timeless topics. Traveling across time and space, coming from diverse viewpoints, they all possess the power to delight the soul, soothe the spirit, and challenge the intellect. In her search for the wise, the eloquent, and the profound, Claudia Setzer draws from a vast array of classic and contemporary sources, the writings and spoken words of women and men from diverse cultural backgrounds throughout recorded history. Their reflections on the soul, God, charity, love, courage, evil, compassion, and many other topics provide hours of pleasure and abundant insight. A Stonesong Press Book

  • Frame Relay for High-Speed Networks

    A complete guide to using frame relay technology to deliver high-speed network services Frame Relay for High-Speed Networks Current networking demands of international networks, voice alternatives, virtual private networks, and network quality of service have generated renewed interest in frame relay. The traditional frame relay roles in SNA and LAN router connectivity remain undiminished, but frame relay has proven remarkably well-suited for a number of high speed networking situations. However, books on frame relay have been mainly restricted to exploring ITU-T plans for an ISDN-based frame relay infrastructure that has never appeared. This is the first volume to detail how real-world Frame Relay Forum networks are currently implemented. Walter Goralski?s lucid style makes complex discussions on frame relay for voice, IP, ATM, and other uses easy to understand for the novice or expert. Frame Relay for High-Speed Networks:
    * Describes Frame Relay Forum frame relay in detail
    * Examines ITU-T standard frame relay
    * Explains how IP and frame relay can work together
    * Tells you how to use frame relay for voice and video to save money
    * Discusses using ATM quality of service in frame relay networks
    * Describes proven techniques for integrating frame technologies with your current systems

  • Algorithm Design

    Michael Goodrich and Roberto Tamassia, authors of the successful, Data Structures and Algorithms in Java, 2/e, have written Algorithm Engineering, a text designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to the design, implementation and analysis of computer algorithms and data structures from a modern perspective. This book offers theoretical analysis techniques as well as algorithmic design patterns and experimental methods for the engineering of algorithms.
    Market: Computer Scientists; Programmers.

  • Community Participation Methods in Design and Planning

    The only how-to guide to community design written from the design professional?s perspective.
    In this groundbreaking guide to the increasingly important discipline of community design, a leading international expert draws upon his own experiences and those of colleagues around the world to provide proven tools and techniques for bringing community members into the design process successfully and productively. The first and only how-to guide on community design developed for design professionals, Community Participation Methods in Design and Planning features:
    * Fifteen case studies chronicling community design projects around the world
    * Coverage of educational facilities, housing, and urban and rural environments
    * Design Games-a proven, culture-neutral approach to educating participants in their design options and the consequences of their choices
    * Proven techniques for fostering community participation in the design process
    * Checklists, worksheets, questionnaires, and other valuable tools
    Community Participation Methods in Design and Planning is an indispensable working resource for urban designers and planners, architects, and landscape architects. It is also an excellent resource for students of those disciplines.

  • Managing IP Networks - Challenges and Opportunities

    IP has a major role in the evolution of networks and services. Issues relating to end-to-end network and service management which offers advanced services, are addressed in this book; making it a defining work on this topic.

  • Gaap for Governments Field Guide 2001

    An Easy-to-Read Pocket Guide to GAAP for Governments Including the new Financial Reporting Model Here is a quick and handy reference to all Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAPs) for state and local governments. The Wiley GAAP for Governments Field Guide 2001 is written in clear, concise, accessible language-and is designed to conveniently fit in your briefcase or pocket. The Wiley GAAP for Governments Field Guide 2001: Provides comprehensive coverage of the new financial reporting model for governments, including the latest implementation guidance and practical implementation recommendations Covers GAAP for state and local governments Clarifies the complex areas of capitalization and depreciation of infrastructure assets Supplements existing comprehensive GAAP guides and other technical reference materials PLUS . . . Included is the new financial reporting model issued by the Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB), revising the fundamentals on government-wide financial statements and reporting of infrastructure assets. Anyone working on governmental financial reporting needs to know how to implement this new model.

  • Handbook of Materials for Microelectrics

    * Combines previously uncollected data and material into a single volume
    * Up-to-date coverage by acknowledged experts

  • The Presentations Kit: 10 Steps for Selling Your Ideas

    This superlative guide will help you focus on your unique qualities and strengths in order to use them in making effective and convincing presentations. The art of successful presentations is broken down into ten, logical and easy-to-follow steps, offering different formats designed for specific audiences and objectives. This updated revision includes substantial new material covering the vast range of software currently available to those seeking computer assistance. Explains the diverse software options and how to rate and select the best choice for your particular needs. Includes scores of fresh examples of presentation situations and how to handle them.

  • The Complete Guide to Hazardous Waste Regulations: RCRA, TSCA, HTMA, EPCRA, and Superfund

    "A very well-written handbook." --Ground Water (on the Second Edition)

    "Presented in a very readable and understandable format." --The Hazardous Waste Consultant (on the Second Edition)

    The foremost in-depth survey of federal hazardous waste regulations in the United States--now in a new edition

    The Complete Guide to the Hazardous Waste Regulations is a proven source of clear information on a regulatory system that many find frustratingly complex. Now updated to include additional compliance checklists, Internet resources, and more, this Third Edition provides vital information on all aspects of hazardous materials, from proper on-site management and transportation to appropriate off-site management and cleanup. Author Travis Wagner, one of the nation?s leading experts on the subject, provides a step-by-step approach to compliance that goes beyond summarization to help industry professionals truly understand regulations and how they relate to real-world situations. Complete with dozens of user-friendly checklists, flow charts, text boxes, and tables, this indispensable resource includes:
    * Information on EPA interpretations of regulations not included in other handbooks
    * Clear explanations of many state-level hazardous waste requirements
    * A new chapter on spill reporting, giving a step-by-step explanation with attention to multiple federal laws
    * An appendix listing the Superfund and EPCRA reportable quantity for each RCRA hazardous waste
    * Additional appendices covering RCRA hazardous wastes, hazardous constituents, groundwater monitoring constituents, permit modification classifications, additional information sources, and important acronyms

  • Design and Maintenance of Accounting Manuals: 2000 Cumulative Supplement

    You can turn to this revised classic for a step-by-step plan to prepare pertinent and accurate accounting manuals, determine which formats to use, as well as maintain and update information.

    You?ll get:

    • Details on the general accounting manual
    • Policy/procedure statement
    • Forms manual
    • Data processing manual
    • User manual
    • Information release system
    Packed with over 150 examples of actual documents, this Third Edition offers comprehensive guidance on repairing and maintaining effective accounting manuals.

    This book is supplemented annually.

  • Controllership: The Work of the Managerial Accountant 2000 Supplement

    The 2003 Cumulative Supplement (ISBN 0-471-25009-0) includes:
    * Appendix A (Interest Tables), provides tables for simple interest, compound interest (two types), present value of an ordinary annuity, and the future amount of an ordinary annuity along with the underlying formulas used to construct the tables
    The supplement also revises some chapters from the previous supplement:
    * Chapter 4 (Standard Setting Organizations and Their Rules) describes the various entities that have promulgated GAAP over the years (such as the Committee on Accounting Procedure, the Accounting Principles Board, and the Financial Accounting Standards Board).
    * Chapter 26A (Shared Services) describes the types of processes that can be favorably impacted by the shared services concept, notes how they should be organized and situated, and delves into the key drivers behind successful implementations of shared services.
    * Chapter 38 (The Securities and Exchange Commission: Its Structure and Reporting Requirements) explains how the SEC is structured and operates, as well as its key regulations. It also provides descriptions of its EDGAR on-line reporting system and a variety of legislation that forms the foundation for its operational authorization.
    The supplement updates the core volume, Willson/Controllership: The Work of the Managerial Accountant, Sixth Edition (ISBN 0-471-32618-6).

  • Architectural Working Drawings

    The classic guide for students and young professionals, fully revised and updated

    This new edition of the classic text that has become a standard in architecture curricula gives students in-depth understanding and insight for improving architectural working drawings through the integration of traditional guidelines, standards, and fundamentals with today?s CAD operations. Ralph Liebing uses detailed coverage to emphasize the importance of learning the basics first, while encouraging mastery and application of a broad array of techniques and procedures.

    Architectural Working Drawings, Fourth Edition provides clear explanations of why these drawings are required, what they must contain to be relevant, the importance of understanding drawing intent and content, and how to combine individual drawings into meaningful and construction-ready sets. Using hundreds of real-world examples from a geographically diverse base, this book covers everything from site plans, floor plans, and interior and exterior elevations to wiring schematics, plumbing specifications, and miscellaneous details. Nearly 500 illustrations provide examples of the best and the worst in architectural working drawings.

    This Fourth Edition contains a wealth of new and updated material, including:
    * A new chapter of CAD case studies as well as substantially increased and integrated CAD coverage throughout the book
    * New drawing coordination systems from the Construction Specifications Institute and AIA
    * A new chapter on the coordination of working drawings and specifications
    * More than 140 new illustrations reflecting the methods for improving CAD drawings

    Architectural Working Drawings is the ideal guide for students and young professionals who seek a solid foundation and a broad knowledge of emerging technologies to prepare for the marvelous and unpredictable future in which their careers will unfold.

    RALPH W. LIEBING is currently a Senior Architect/Group Leader with Lockwood Greene, Engineers, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is a registered architect and a Certified Professional Code Administrator. He has taught architecture at the University of Cincinnati School of Architecture and architectural technology at ITT Technical Institute, as well as serving as building commissioner for Ohio?s Hamilton County in the Cincinnati area.

  • Lasting Value: Lessons from a Century of Agility at Lincoln Electric

    In its 104-year history, Lincoln Electric Company has managed to sustain its status as the world?s leader in welding technology despite intense domestic and foreign competition. The company?s success can be attributed to founder James Lincoln, who began adopting principles of management that empowered workers and allowed the company to change rapidly to take advantage of new opportunities. This book shows you how to duplicate these pioneering ideas and follow the brilliance of the Lincoln management system. The results of this system include happier customers, more prosperous workers, and richly rewarded shareholders.

    Joseph Maciariello uncovers Lincoln?s approach to management in a systematic manner and demonstrates why the company has been so effective for over a century. You?ll discover how Lincoln employs a mutually reinforcing set of management systems that creates a boost in overall performance. When these systems are described and understood in their entirety, you?ll see how the company?s sustained success is due to its natural development of agility. You?ll findout how this agility is connected to its executive leadership, management systems, and cultural environment. And you?ll learn how to utilize these principles and techniques in your own company to obtain similar results.

    The management system detailed in this book has helped Lincoln Electric:
    * Obtain net sales of over $1.1 billion in 1998
    * Grab 40% of the U.S. market for welding machines and products
    * Double the average return on stock- holder equity in the metals industry
    * Provide production workers with an average salary that is twice as much as the industry median

    By implementing this system, you can also experience these strong financial returns for shareholders, an increase in wages for workers, higher productivity, and much more!

    "Lasting Value is that rarest of books: a "why to" book, a "what to" book, and a "how to" book- its examples deal with manufacturing companies and blue-collar workers. But the lessons have particular force for the new job facing management: building organizations of knowledge workers who perform and who create lasting value."
    -Peter F. Drucker

    "In today?s world of quarterly expectations and Wall Street?s praise for major restructuring, Lasting Value successfully illustrates that long-term shareholder value can occur when corporations are truly customer and employee driven with the highest of motives."

    -Donald F. Hastings
    Chairman Emeritus, Lincoln Electric Company

    "Worthington was founded on the lifelong principles rooted in the Golden Rule and today it represents one of the strongest employee-employer partnerships in American business. We are proud of this important foundation for our company, as it has provided us with lasting value."
    -John H. McConnell
    Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Worthington Industries

    "This book should be on every manager?s bookshelf and be required reading at everybusiness school."
    -F. Kenneth Iverson
    Chairman Emeritus, NUCOR Corporation

    "Joe Maciariello?s in-depth description and detailed analysis of the Lincoln Electric Company will allow managers (and others) to revisit the powerful lessons this company has offered. Lasting Value is a valuable and practical contribution that should be welcomed by managers everywhere."
    -Christopher A. Bartlett
    Daewoo Professor of International Business and Chair,
    Program for Global Leadership
    Harvard University

    "Managers should consider the application of this novel approach to managing their companies. Lincoln Electric has used it successfully for almost 100 years."
    -Robert N. Anthony
    Walker Professor of Management Control, Emeritus
    The Harvard Business School

  • Independent Component Analysis

    A comprehensive introduction to ICA for students and practitioners
    Independent Component Analysis (ICA) is one of the most exciting new topics in fields such as neural networks, advanced statistics, and signal processing. This is the first book to provide a comprehensive introduction to this new technique complete with the fundamental mathematical background needed to understand and utilize it. It offers a general overview of the basics of ICA, important solutions and algorithms, and in-depth coverage of new applications in image processing, telecommunications, audio signal processing, and more.
    Independent Component Analysis is divided into four sections that cover:
    * General mathematical concepts utilized in the book
    * The basic ICA model and its solution
    * Various extensions of the basic ICA model
    * Real-world applications for ICA models
    Authors Hyvarinen, Karhunen, and Oja are well known for their contributions to the development of ICA and here cover all the relevant theory, new algorithms, and applications in various fields. Researchers, students, and practitioners from a variety of disciplines will find this accessible volume both helpful and informative.

  • Beyond Heterochrony: The Evolution of Development

    The ten chapters in Beyond Heterochrony: The Evolution of Development explore the evolution of biological development from many different perspectives. They present their research and consider all sides of the often controversial concept of heterochrony without intellectual limits.

    In looking beyond heterochrony, this book attends to a variety of explanations for evolutionary development. The chapters present theoretical and practical approaches with real data, using examples from both extant and extinct forms of animal and plant life to present refreshing and at times divergent perspectives on the subject.

    Each chapter offers a substantive and original contribution to the literature, with case studies that explore the developmental basis of morphological evolution in a unique way. They address a number of issues and provide real data on which their conclusions rest, as well as the phylogenetic context of evolutionary interpretations.

    The book includes thorough analysis of the ontogeny and phylogeny of shape-for decades the very heart of studies of heterochrony-and also presents novel approaches with new hypotheses. The hypotheses considered are as diverse as their analytical methodologies: each goes beyond heterochrony in a different way and in so doing, steers the discussion of the evolution of development in fascinating new directions.

  • Building a Corporate Internet Strategy: The IT Manager′s Guide

    Building a Corporate Internet Strategy The It Manager?s Guide Amit K. Maitra The Internet is no place to rush in blindly--especially if you are responsible for establishing a site for an entire company. Without a defining agenda and implementation plan, you run the risk of encountering all those things CEOs, boards of directors, and stockholders don?t like to hear about: shortsighted goals, time misspent, out-of-date equipment, and a lot of money spent with little to show for it. This book is an information technology (IT) manager?s guide to building and maintaining a successful business site, one that fully (and securely) enhances all aspects of the enterprise--sales, marketing, customer service, human resources, finance, and more. In one concise, authoritative volume, it offers practical, proven courses of action (backed by real-life case studies) for taking the Internet for all it?s worth. Using this guide, you will be able to create an Internet plan that has the full support of business managers. Building a Corporate Internet Strategy provides the information you need to:
    * Realize the highest return on your Internet investment
    * Document the costs and benefits of being online in dollars-and-cents terms
    * Get up to speed on crucial technical issues, including Web server security, inbound data activities, restricted information access, and electronic ordering and selling
    * Develop an efficient, farsighted corporate online policy
    * Construct your own Intranet--your company?s exclusive, needs-based online universe!
    "What can the Internet do for us?" "What will it cost?" Get this book and you?ll have the answers to these inevitable questions at hand.

  • The Recipe Writer's Handbook, Revised and Expanded

    Praise for The Recipe Writer's Handbook
    Revised and Expanded

    "Barbara Ostmann and Jane Baker are experienced food editors who know their stuff. To achieve success, a recipe must be written with impeccable accuracy and unambiguous clarity. The Recipe Writer's Handbook achieves both objectives in full measure."-Irena Chalmers, author and professional food writing lecturer at The Culinary Institute of America

    "The First Edition of The Recipe Writer's Handbook was a terrific resource, and this revised edition is downright indispensable. It is full of answers to questions about recipe style and substance. Ostmann and Baker have cooked up a delicious addition to any serious food writer's desk."-Mitchell Davis, Director of Publications, The James Beard Foundation

    "Writing recipes is a tricky business, and anyone who wants to do so successfully should have this book. The tables, glossaries, and charts alone are worth the price, not to

    mention the authors' generous helpings of good, sound advice."-John Willoughby, coauthor, Thrill of the Grill and How to Cook Meat

    "The Recipe Writer's Handbook is indispensable in the range and depth of information it offers both the novice and seasoned culinary writer. It contains everything you need to know-all beautifully organized and presented in a handy, easy-to-use format. Ostmann and Baker are masters of their trade!"-Paula Lambert, President of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, founder of the Mozzarella Company, and author of The Cheese Lover's Cookbook and Guide

    First Edition Nominated for Best Food Book, 1999 World Media Food Awards

  • Mission-Based Management: Leading Your Not-For-Profit Into the 21st Century

    Today?s nonprofit managers must juggle many responsibilities, including meeting the changing needs of the community, securing the funding to make ends meet, and responding to the often conflicting demands of founders, clientele, staff, and trustees. This core volume in the widely respected Mission-Based Management Series, provides a comprehensive plan for successfully meeting all of these challenges, all the while, remaining true to the overall mission of the organization.

  • Digital Logic Design Principles

    This book is an introduction on the principles of digital logic circuits. While providing coverage to the usual topics in combinational and sequential circuit principles, it also includes a chapter on the use of the hardware description language ABEL in the design of circuits using PLDs and a chapter on computer organization.

  • Electric Circuit Analysis

    • Introduces the operational amplifier early, and uses it as a basic element throughout the book.
    • Provides numerous exercises and examples throughout.
    • Written in a clear, precise style that has been highly praised throughout many editions.

  • Advances in Chemical Physics: Modern Nonlinear Optics Part 1-3 V119 2e Set

    Modern Nonlinear Optics serves as an updated, second edition of volume 85 of the series Advances in Chemical Physics. Utilizing the research of world-renowned experts, Modern Nonlinear Optics presents a dialogue between two prevailing schools of thought: one concerned with quantum optics and Abelian electrodynamics, the other with the emerging subject of non-Abelian electrodynamics and unified field theory. The prevailing paradigm the Maxwell Heaviside theory is developed in fields such as quantum optics, antenna theory, and holography, but it is also challenged using general relativity, O(3) electrodynamics, superluminal effects, and several other theories. This wide spectrum of opinion is presented so that a consensus can emerge. In addition, Modern Nonlinear Optics surveys developments over the last ten years, including advances in light squeezing, single photon optics, phase conjunction optics, and laser technology. It reviews thousands of papers emerging from both schools of thought and provides the most up-to-date and complete coverage available.

  • ERP: Making It Happen: The Implementers′ Guide to Success with Enterprise Resource Planning

    Follow the "Proven Path" to successful implementation of enterprise resource planning

    Effective forecasting, planning, and scheduling is fundamental to productivity-and ERP is a fundamental way to achieve it. Properly implementing ERP will give you a competitive advantage and help you run your business more effectively, efficiently, and responsively. This guide is structured to support all the people involved in ERP implementation-from the CEO and others in the executive suite to the people doing the detailed implementation work in sales, marketing, manufacturing, purchasing, logistics, finance, and elsewhere.

    This book is not primarily about computers and software. Rather, its focus is on people-and how to provide them with superior decision-making processes for customer order fulfillment, supply chain management, financial planning, e-commerce, asset management, and more. This comprehensive guide can be used as a selective reference for those, like top management, who need only specific pieces of information, or as a virtual checklist for those who can use detailed guidance every step of the way.

  • Handbook of Sport Psychology

    Competitive sports demand as much discipline and training of the mind as they do of the body. Sport psychologists, coaches, and athletes are constantly searching for new and effective approaches to pain management, exercise psychology, building self confidence, and measuring progress.

  • On-Premise Catering: Hotels, Convention & Conference Centers, and Clubs

    Catering and special events are a fast-growing area in today?s food and beverage industry. On-premise catering accounts for about two-thirds of all catering sales, encompassing food produced on-sit in hotels, wedding facilities, conference centers, clubs and other venues. This book--the only one of its kind--covers the concepts and information that are essential to success in on-premise catering.

  • Getting Started in Technical Analysis

    Revered by many, reviled by some, technical analysis is the art and science of deciphering price activity to better understand market behavior and identify trading opportunities. In this accessible guide, Jack Schwager-perhaps the most recognized and respected name in the field-demystifies technical analysis for beginning investors, clearly explaining such basics as trends, trading ranges, chart patterns, stops, entry, and exit and pyramiding approaches. The book?s numerous examples and clear, simple explanations provide a solid framework for using technical analysis to make better, more informed investment decisions and as the basis for mechanical trading systems. Along with Schwager?s invaluable trading rules and market observations culled from years of real-world trading experience, Getting Started in Technical Analysis offers in-depth coverage of:
    * Types of charts-bar, close-only, point-and-figure, candlestick.
    * Chart patterns-one-day, continuation, top and bottom formations, the importance of failed signals.
    * Trading systems-trend-following, counter-trend, pattern recognition.
    * Charting and analysis software-price data issues, time frame/trading style considerations, software research.
    * he planned trading approach-trading philosophy, choosing markets, risk control strategies, establishing a trading routine.

  • Sterling: The History of a Currency

    "Like an underground stream which rarely comes to the surface but which nevertheless irrigates the countryside through which it flows, sterling runs through British history, from the Conquest up to the present day."

    With this passage, Nicholas Mayhew begins his fascinating look at one of the world's most storied, influential currencies. Sterling: The History of a Currency is both an absorbing account of the global impact of currency throughout the second millennium and an entertaining primer in financial history and theory.

    Mayhew traces the path of sterling from its genesis around 1080, during the rule of William the Conqueror, through latter-day struggles to hold its own amidst the global retreat from precious metals standards and the still-developing Euro. Tales of laborers and merchants interweave with those of knights and kings to reveal the social fabric of European society in 1500. Passages from Adam Smith's 1776 classic The Wealth of Nations outline early but fundamental principles of banking. The dramatic increase in the early nineteenth-century supply of sterling, accompanied by its equally dramatic fall in value, is explored, and the evolution of money from silver and gold through paper, plastic, and electronic impulses is contrasted with social movements that have changed our need for, and relationship with, money.

    "Sterling, like the English landscape, has evolved over the centuries, reflecting and sometimes leading to changes in the nation's history, and also generating a sense of unchanging stability of fundamental importance to the national psyche."

    The history of sterling is nothing less than the history of England and the world. Sterling tells that story with all the vividness and drama which its topic so richly deserves.

    This profound book also travels far into the heart of mankind's physical and emotional relationship to currency. Whether you are a student of finance, history, psychology, or sociology, Sterling will leave you with a new appreciation for the central role a currency plays in the development of a nation?and the almost human qualities that currency often assumes as it ages, sometimes gracefully and sometimes fitfully, over the years and centuries.

    Through the prism of one of the world's venerated currencies . . . A fascinating portrait of world history

    War . . . peace . . . prosperity . . . famine . . . throughout each of these historical phenomena, the common denominator is mankind?and money. Sterling: The History of a Currency traces the incredible history of England and the world over the past centuries through the ebb and flow of its chief currency, the pound sterling.

    From the eleventh-century Domesday Book, with its surprisingly accurate accounting of the population and wealth of England, to the final days of the twentieth century, Sterling describes how England and its omnipresent standard of currency first ruled the globe, then struggled to find a place in an expanding, increasingly complex environment. Detailed photographs strikingly illustrate the lineage of English money over the past century while historical references, quotes, facts, and tales vividly portray the centuries-long partnership of England and sterling in the formation of a culture.

    More than a simple recitation of economic facts and figures, Sterling represents a vibrant, lifelike portrait of the people and events that make up one of history's great nations?and the currency that was instrumental in its formation. As workers and farmers toiled to acquire it, merchants and landowners struggled to amass it, and kings and financiers conspired to control it, sterling wrote its own tale. It is a tale of money, power, and life itself, and one that bears scrutiny as we begin our new century.

  • Chemical Exposures: Low Levels and High Stakes

    Chemical Exposures: Low Levels and High Stakes explains how day-to-day variations in chemical exposure may cause unusual and seemingly unpredictable symptoms, including many that have been termed psychosomatic in the past. It describes how everyday, low-level chemical exposures may cause fatigue, memory impairment, headaches, mood changes, breathing difficulties, digestive problems, and a host of chronic unexplained illnesses including chronic fatigue syndrome, Gulf War syndrome, and sick building syndrome. The authors are the first writers to clearly describe and document the process of adaptation, a concept that provides a rational and scientific basis for understanding these symptoms. In the Second Edition of this professionally acclaimed work, the authors offer evidence for an emerging new theory of disease-toxicant-induced loss of tolerance-which may have far-reaching implications for medicine, public health, and environmental policy. Based on a report commissioned by the New Jersey Department of Health that won the World Health Organization?s Macedo Award, Chemical Exposures is the most comprehensive book ever written on sensitivity to low level chemical exposure and the many health effects associated with it. This work clarifies the nature of chemical sensitivity, shows how it differs from traditional allergies and toxicity, and suggests how federal and state governments can help those who are affected. The book identifies four major groups of people with hypersensitivity to low levels of chemicals: occupants of tight buildings, industrial workers who handle chemicals, residents of communities exposed to toxic chemicals, and individuals with random and unique exposures to various chemicals. The fact that similar symptoms are being reported by members of these demographically diverse groups not only points to a serious problem, it may also contribute to a better understanding of chemical sensitivity. Included are a number of features that will be invaluable to health professionals: * Clear, concise explanations of technical material * The most extensive bibliography to date on the subject * Tables contrasting different medical approaches * Descriptions of recent research and proposed mechanisms * An annotated bibliographical appendix highlighting illnesses that have been linked to environmental exposures * Policy recommendations for federal and state governments "Clinicians and policymakers would do well to read and heed the advice of this book."-Journal of the American Medical Association "Clinicians, researchers, and policymakers in this field would be well advised to read this landmark book."-American Public Health Association Newsletter "A milestone in the evolution of multiple chemical sensitivity."-Chemical and Engineering News ".groundbreaking and accessible.balanced and scholarly.essential reading for risk assessors, physicians, psychologists, attorneys concerned with toxic torts, public health officials, regulators, government decisionmakers, medical and environmental researchers, as well as laypersons."-Journal of Risk Analysis

  • Developing Enterprise Applications with COM+ and XML

    The complete programmer?s guide to Microsoft?s all-important middleware technology, COM+ is the core of Microsoft?s N-tier strategy and the foundation for all upcoming Microsoft products. In this developer?s guide, Roger Sessions, a former CORBA advocate and the author of the best-selling COM and DCOM, along with Piotr Okonski, a Microsoft insider, bring developers up to speed on how COM+ works and how to use it to develop scalable enterprise applications.

  • Process Analyzer Sample-Conditioning System Technology

    This resource provides both novice and experienced technologist with the technical background necessary to choose sample conditioning system components that will allow the process analyzer system to function reliably with minimal maintenance.
    The conditioned process sample presented to the process analyzer should be of similar quality to the calibration material used to zero and span the analyzer. Filling a long-standing void in the process field, this book addresses the system concept of Process Analyzer Sample-Conditioning Technology in light of the critical importance of delivering a representative sample of the process stream to the process analyzer. Offering detailed descriptions of the equipment necessary to prepare process samples, and listings of two or more vendors (when available) for equipment reviewed, Process Analyzer Sample-Conditioning System Technology discusses:

    -The importance of a "truly representative sample"
    -Sample probes, transfer lines, coolers, and pumps
    -Sample transfer flow calculations for sizing of lines and system components
    -Particulate filters, gas-liquid and liquid-liquid separation devices
    -Sample pressure measurement and control
    -Enclosures and walk-in shelters, their electrical hazard ratings and climate control systems

    With extensive system and component examples including what worked and what didn t Process Analyzer Sample-Conditioning System Technology gives the new technologist a basic source of design parameters and performance-proven components as well as providing the experienced professional with a valuable reference resource to complement his or her experience.

  • U.S. Landscape Ordinances: An Annotated Reference Handbook

    State-by-state listings and explanations of municipal landscape ordinances

    In U.S. Landscape Ordinances, Buck Abbey furnishes landscape architects, planners, land-use attorneys, and students with a much-needed resource. This state-by-state presentation demystifies the complex planning laws and ordinances that determine landscape design parameters for more than 300 American cities. The author highlights sections of each ordinance that pertain to landscape architecture, boils the legalese down to plain English, explains the law?s main purpose and regulatory function, and spells out the practical implications from a design perspective.

    With the help of more than fifty diagrams and drawings that clarify complex spatial concepts, U.S. Landscape Ordinances reviews the entire spectrum of green laws currently on the books, including ordinances that cover:
    * Parking lots and vehicular use areas
    * Landscape buffers and screens
    * Street tree plantings
    * Open space design
    * Irrigation
    * Land clearing and building sites

    The product of ten years of painstaking research and analysis, U.S. Landscape Ordinances is a unique and invaluable tool for professionals in landscape design and municipal planning. It also offers a deep reservoir of information for students, municipal legislators, community activists, and anyone interested in understanding or developing a community?s landscape ordinances.

  • Introduction to Biophotonics

    Paras Prasad s text provides a basic knowledge of a broad range of topics so that individuals in all disciplines can rapidly acquire the minimal necessary background for research and development in biophotonics. Introduction to Biophotonics serves as both a textbook for education and training as well as a reference book that aids research and development of those areas integrating light, photonics, and biological systems. Each chapter contains a topic introduction, a review of key data, and description of future directions for technical innovation. Introduction to Biophotonics covers the basic principles of

    • Optics
    • Optical spectroscopy
    • Microscopy

    Each section also includes illustrated examples and review questions to test and advance the reader s knowledge. Sections on biosensors and chemosensors, important tools for combating biological and chemical terrorism, will be of particular interest to professionals in toxicology and other environmental disciplines. Introduction to Biophotonics proves a valuable reference for graduate students and researchers in engineering, chemistry, and the life sciences.

  • Another One Bites the Grass: Making Sense of International Advertising

    Another One Bites the Grass "An inspiring, thought-provoking perspective on creating effective and sustainable international advertising." --Charles Lanphear, Global Media Director H.J. Heinz Company "At last, here?s a really intelligent new approach to the age-old problem of making great international ads. A must-read for everyone in the business of global brands, global marketing, and global communications." --Robert Hancock, Director of Communications Pillsbury UK Ltd. "In an irreverent, finely argued, and entertaining assault on conventional wisdom, drawing on his considerable experience of working in the business, the author proposes thought-provoking new ways to survive and prosper in the international advertising jungle." --Adrian Vickers. Founder/Partner Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO

  • Introduction to SIMAN V and CINEMA V

    An excellent introduction to SIMAN V, a leading-edge simulation language. Designed for the person who wants to begin simulating with SIMAN as quickly as possible, it emphasizes the language basics to provide quick instruction. Cinema is described within ARENA, a graphical environment that uses CAD-like drawing features. Covers handling constructs, complex modeling and several of the powerful extensions that have been added to the latest version of the language. Contains many examples and exercises to facilitate understanding and practical application.

  • Character Recognition Systems: A Guide for Students and Practitioners

    "Much of pattern recognition theory and practice, including methods such as Support Vector Machines, has emerged in an attempt to solve the character recognition problem. This book is written by very well-known academics who have worked in the field for many years and have made significant and lasting contributions. The book will no doubt be of value to students and practitioners."
    -Sargur N. Srihari, SUNY Distinguished Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, and Director, Center of Excellence for Document Analysis and Recognition (CEDAR), University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

    "The disciplines of optical character recognition and document image analysis have a history of more than forty years. In the last decade, the importance and popularity of these areas have grown enormously. Surprisingly, however, the field is not well covered by any textbook. This book has been written by prominent leaders in the field. It includes all important topics in optical character recognition and document analysis, and is written in a very coherent and comprehensive style. This book satisfies an urgent need. It is a volume the community has been awaiting for a long time, and I can enthusiastically recommend it to everybody working in the area."
    -Horst Bunke, Professor, Institute of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics (IAM), University of Bern, Switzerland

    In Character Recognition Systems, the authors provide practitioners and students with the fundamental principles and state-of-the-art computational methods of reading printed texts and handwritten materials. The information presented is analogous to the stages of a computer recognition system, helping readers master the theory and latest methodologies used in character recognition in a meaningful way.

    This book covers:

    Perspectives on the history, applications, and evolution of Optical Character Recognition (OCR)

    The most widely used pre-processing techniques, as well as methods for extracting character contours and skeletons

    Evaluating extracted features, both structural and statistical

    Modern classification methods that are successful in character recognition, including statistical methods, Artificial Neural Networks (ANN), Support Vector Machines (SVM), structural methods, and multi-classifier methods

    An overview of word and string recognition methods and techniques

    Case studies that illustrate practical applications, with descriptions of the methods and theories behind the experimental results

    Each chapter contains major steps and tricks to handle the tasks described at-hand. Researchers and graduate students in computer science and engineering will find this book useful for designing a concrete system in OCR technology, while practitioners will rely on it as a valuable resource for the latest advances and modern technologies that aren?t covered elsewhere in a single book.

  • Positional Cloning by Exon Trapping and cDNA Selection

    Tremendous strides in decoding the human genome have been made over the last ten years. Large, chromosome-scale, genome-scale EST-sequencing and mapping techniques have dramatically expanded the base of identified genes and sequenced DNA. Gene isolation and cloning techniques that emerged earlier on, however, still remain effective mainstays for constructing dense transcript maps to isolate coding sequences and disease-associated genes contained within a specific chromosomal region.
    Positional Cloning by Exon Trapping and cDNA Selection examines two powerful methods for locating the coding region of a given gene by isolating gene fragments from individual clones or pools of genomic clones. This comprehensive guide details the exon-trapping and cDNA selection processes step by step-from isolating genomic templates and nuclear splicing, to verifying generated clones and sequenced data, to analyzing exon libraries and cDNA sublibraries. Procedures covered include:
    * Exon-trapping systems and descriptions of pSPL1 and pSPL3 vectors.
    * Exon amplification protocols for preparing vectors for cloning; subcloning genomic DNA into vectors; transformation, analysis, and transfection of sublibraries; RNA transcription; and PCR amplification and PCR product cloning.
    * Evaluation of exon libraries by PCR colony testing, identifying artifactual clones using Southern blot, and sequencing and mapping back candidate exons.
    * Isolation of genomic templates, such as COSMID-, P1-, PAC, and YAC DNA.
    * cDNA selection experiment protocols including cDNA screening, hybridization, and biotinylation; preparation of genomic and cDNA sources; and PCR cloning.
    * Clone analysis and analysis by hybridization.
    Positional Cloning by Exon Trapping and cDNA Selection offers researchers, scientists, and graduate students an invaluable tool for probing gene distribution and molecular organization. Most importantly, it provides a critical approach to isolating specific disease genes within a targeted genomic area.

  • Mergers and Acquisitions: Business Strategies for Accountants 2002 Cumulative Supplement

    The 2002 Cumulative Supplement includes the following:

    • Updates the Second Edition with new material on the pooling-of-interests method, purchase accounting, securities and exchange commission and other regulatory requirements, accounting for business combinations, and federal income tax of acquisitions.
    • Information regarding the issuance of two extremely significant pronouncements: FASB Statements 141 (Business Combinations) and 142 (Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets).

  • Manual of Credit and Commercial Laws: January 2000 Supplement

    There are numerous regulations and statutes that direct business on the way they are to operate with other businesses and how they obtain or get credit. These regulations and statutes are often confusing and if not followed correctly can lead a company to bankruptcy, or worse, imprisonment for its owners and financial leaders. This reference provides the guidance that credit managers, treasurers, and controllers need in order to cut through the "legalese" of these regulations and statutes.

  • The Analysis and Use of Financial Statements

    Accounting Standards (US and International) have been updated to reflect the latest pronouncements.
    * An increased international focus with more coverage of IASC and non-US GAAPs and more non-US examples.

  • Horticultural Reviews: Horticultural Reviews V30

    Horticulture Reviews is an open-ended, serial continuation series of review articles on research in commercial horticulture crops. This detailed analysis bridges the gap between the specialized researcher and the broader community of plant scientists.

  • Designing Quality of Service Solutions for the Enterprise

    The complete guide for planning and implementing Quality of Service for enterprise networks

    Can you guarantee that mission-critical data gets through your network no matter how busy the network is? With such services as videoconferencing, voice over IP, and real-time video competing for bandwidth against transaction processing and Web surfing, it?s more important than ever to ensure that network resources are allocated appropriately. Written by an expert in the field, this hands-on guide will help you determine if you should utilize Quality of Service (QoS) solutions in your network. From choosing the best plan and products for your network to building and implementing QoS, you?ll find all the information you?ll need to keep your network running smoothly.

    To help you decide if QoS is right for your network, this book covers:
    * Factors behind the recent interest in QoS, Class of Service (CoS), and policy-based networking
    * End-user and enterprise-wide requirements
    * Specialized QoS requirements of real-time speech and video, client/server processing, and protocols
    * Basic technologies used to provide QoS solutions
    * The latest information on QoS solutions, including: Overprovisioning, Isolation, LAN QoS, Frame Relay, ATM and MPOA, IP Type of Service and Filtering, IP Integrated Services and RSVP, IP Differentiated Services, Traffic Shaping, and QoS Policy Management and Measurement

    The companion Web site at www.wiley.com/compbooks/siegel features:
    * Microsoft PowerPoint presentations of each chapter?s material
    * Updated information for each chapter
    * Updated references for all chapters, with links to relevant sites

  • One Size Fits One: Building Relationships One Customer and One Employee at a Time

    A billion-dollar paper manufacturer in Wisconsin works closely with a small stationery store halfway across the country to better ensure that the company?s products will sell at the retail level.
    * An Internet browser company distributes its products free to the masses, resulting in a market share of paying customers and a worldwide community of prospective buyers of services and products.
    * An irate customer in Berkeley, California, places a $10,000 ad in the Wall Street Journal to protest what he considers shoddy treatment by a large coffee company-and ultimately receives 6,000 responses from other dissatisfied customers to his toll-free telephone number.

    Love it, hate it, fear it, or wish it would just disappear, we are entering an era where one size no longer fits all-or even a few. We find ourselves in a highly personalized, customer-driven environment where now "one size fits one." The only business objective that makes any sense is a long-term relationship with each profitable customer.

    Today?s customers have vast power to collaborate with you to build your businesses, but if they?re not happy, they will walk away faster than ever before-or actively undermine you. How can you win the unshakable loyalty and trust of these savvy customers?

    One Size Fits One: Building Relationships One Customer and One Employee at a Time received critical acclaim from the business press and the endorsement of top CEOs by laying out the ten rules for what customers want-in their own blunt words-and showing how your company can begin to develop the personalized relationships necessary to build loyalty. This updated Second Edition places a much stronger emphasis on distributed leadership throughout an organization, which is needed to build enduring customer relationships.

    It presents the organizational structure you need to support such a distributed leadership, thereby creating greater customer/employee relationships and a better, stronger company.

    Certainly no company can deliver "one size fits one" value without loyal employees committed to creating exceptional value for each individual customer. One Size Fits One explains why yesterday?s workplace mentality no longer works and shows how relationships inside organizations must change to successfully unleash the power of truly committed employees, using entertaining examples and anecdotes from real life.

    In a world where "one size fits one," no one will have to settle for the ordinary, and any business that provides it will be unable to survive. One Size Fits One is a source of inspiration for all managers, providing a template for beginning the odyssey-one customer and one employee at a time.

    Praise for the First Edition

    "It?s a book that should be read every year. With customers today having more choices than ever before, how you serve them could be the difference between keeping or losing those valuable customers and your business. One Size Fits One will help guide you."-Chandler Barton, Chairman, Coldwell Banker Corporation.

    "A powerful, must-read map for discovering a valuable and elusive treasure: customer loyalty. One Size Fits One will transform you into a demanding consumer and passionate service provider to customers, associates, and employees."-Chip R. Bell, author, Customers as Partners and Managing Knock Your Socks Off Service.

    "One Size Fits One will show your organization how to treat every customer like they?re your only customer."-Roger Dow, Vice President and General Sales Manager, Marriott Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, and coauthor, Turned On.

    "If you are in the service business you have to read this book! Gary is one of the few people in this field who truly understands that the environment you create for your employees largely dictates the quality of service your customers will receive."-Kim Jeffery, President and CEO, Perrier Group of America Inc.

  • Classical Electrodynamics, third edition.

    A revision of the defining book covering the physics and classical mathematics necessary to understand electromagnetic fields in materials and at surfaces and interfaces. The third edition has been revised to address the changes in emphasis and applications that have occurred in the past twenty years.

  • The Organic Chemistry Lab Survival Guide

    A paperback guide to the basic techniques of the organic chemistry lab. Zubrick includes practical lab advice presented with clarity and humor. The book describes the instruments and techniques used in organic chemistry lab. Diagrams show the reader how to make measurements, set up labs and perform meaningful experiments.

  • Smart GuideTM to Planning for Retirement

    Smart Guides TM take readers seriously. They satisfy even the most curious person?s desire to know the essentials about any of wide range of topics.

  • Research and Evaluation for Business

    Research and Evaluation for Business is intended for use in either a one or two semester introductory business statistics course. The focus of the text is on decision making based on data analysis. This is a real data, and problem-oriented text that teaches the actual practice of statistical thinking, management of decision making for tool selection, assumptions management, outcome interpretation, and reporting. The text incorporates, where appropriate, Excel and Minitab commands and output in examples and exercises.

  • Bad Astronomy - Misconceptions and Misuses Revealed from Astrology to the Moon Landing ′Hoax′

    Advance praise for Philip Plait s Bad Astronomy

    "Bad Astronomy is just plain good! Philip Plait clears up every misconception on astronomy and space you never knew you suffered from." --Stephen Maran, Author of Astronomy for Dummies and editor of The Astronomy and Astrophysics Encyclopedia

    "Thank the cosmos for the bundle of star stuff named Philip Plait, who is the world s leading consumer advocate for quality science in space and on Earth. This important contribution to science will rest firmly on my reference library shelf, ready for easy access the next time an astrologer calls." --Dr. Michael Shermer, Publisher of Skeptic magazine, monthly columnist for Scientific American, and author of The Borderlands of Science

    "Philip Plait has given us a readable, erudite, informative, useful, and entertaining book. Bad Astronomy is Good Science. Very good science..." --James "The Amazing" Randi, President, James Randi Educational Foundation, and author of An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural

    "Bad Astronomy is a fun read. Plait is wonderfully witty and educational as he debunks the myths, legends, and 'conspiracies that abound in our society. 'The Truth Is Out There' and it's in this book. I loved it!" --Mike Mullane, Space Shuttle astronaut and author of Do Your Ears Pop in Space?

  • Optimization: Foundations and Applications

    A thorough and highly accessible resource for analysts in a broad range of social sciences. Optimization: Foundations and Applications presents a series of approaches to the challenges faced by analysts who must find the best way to accomplish particular objectives, usually with the added complication of constraints on the available choices. Award-winning educator Ronald E. Miller provides detailed coverage of both classical, calculus-based approaches and newer, computer-based iterative methods. Dr. Miller lays a solid foundation for both linear and nonlinear models and quickly moves on to discuss applications, including iterative methods for root-finding and for unconstrained maximization, approaches to the inequality constrained linear programming problem, and the complexities of inequality constrained maximization and minimization in nonlinear problems. Other important features include: More than 200 geometric interpretations of algebraic results, emphasizing the intuitive appeal of mathematics Classic results mixed with modern numerical methods to aid users of computer programs Extensive appendices containing mathematical details important for a thorough understanding of the topic With special emphasis on questions most frequently asked by those encountering this material for the first time, Optimization: Foundations and Applications is an extremely useful resource for professionals in such areas as mathematics, engineering, economics and business, regional science, geography, sociology, political science, management and decision sciences, public policy analysis, and numerous other social sciences. An Instructor?s Manual presenting detailed solutions to all the problems in the book is available upon request from the Wiley editorial department.

  • Molecular Basis of Pain Induction

    The scientific understanding of pain mechanisms has increased dramatically in the last few years, and, in turn, so has the need for a comprehensive volume on the molecular biology of pain and the development of analgesic drugs. Molecular Basis of Pain Induction provides a much-needed reference that covers a broad spectrum of issues while focusing on the molecular aspects of pain and the most recent genetic studies.

    This volume reviews the numerous recent advances in the molecular aspects of pain that have aided in the development of analgesic drugs. In such a rapidly growing area of biology, it is essential to thoroughly comprehend how genes involved in pain are identified and whether any new drugs have resulted from pain studies. The development and function of nociceptors is one of the outcomes of these vital molecular genetic studies, and this text reviews the activation of nociceptors by a variety of chemical, thermal, and mechanical stimuli. Some of the other fascinating topics discussed in Molecular Basis of Pain Induction are:
    * Properties and advances in the study of pain-sensing sensory neurons (nociceptors)
    * The use of mouse null mutants for the study of problems in genetic background and behavioral research
    * Insights gained from genetic studies in worms and flies that have aided in the understanding of human sensory neuron function
    * The detection of noxious mechanical damage
    * Bradykinin, which evokes pain, and opioid peptides, which block pain

    Containing an abundance of useful illustrations and photos to accompany this indispensable text, Molecular Basis of Pain Induction is a resourceful guide for cell and molecular biologists, researchers in pharmaceutical companies, and neuroscientists alike.

  • How to Really Fool Yourself: Illusions for All Your Senses: Illusions for all your Senses

    Fans of Vicki Cobb?s unique blend of humor, science, and hands-on activities will have tons of fun with How to Really Fool Yourself. Kids won?t be able to believe their eyes--not to mention their ears, noses, hands, and tongues! Packed with all-new illustrations and a delightful new design, this book features over 70 activities to fool all five senses. Each illusion is followed by a fascinating "Why You?re Fooled" section that explains the science and history behind the "magic."
    * Illusions of touch, taste, hearing, smell, and sight include: the Incredible Shrinking Sugar Cube, Flavorless Coffee, Movie-Style Sound Effects, Making Circles from Straight Lines, and many more
    * The hardcover edition of How to Really Fool Yourself has sold 90,000 copies
    * A Main Selection of the Primary Teachers? Book Club

  • The CISSP® Prep Guide: Mastering the Ten Domains of Computer Security

    With the growing threat of computer viruses and Internet security breaches, companies are fiercely headhunting for CISSP certified security professionals. The industry standard test on IT security, the Certified Information Systems Security Professionals (CISSP) exam is administered 16 times per year throughout the U.S. and Europe. This book serves both as a prep guide for IT professionals seeking to advance their careers through CISSP certification and as a reference for readers who need a fundamental end-to-end security reference book. Co-authored by Ronald Krutz, this handy guide explains the ten security domains covered by the exam, from security management to cryptography to disaster recovery planning to legal and ethical issues. Sample questions and answers are also included.

  • Help Desk Practitioner′s Handbook

    Your complete guide to surviving and thriving as a Help Desk practitioner
    Help Desk Practitioner?s Handbook
    The only book to address the unique concerns of the huge and growing number of Help Desk analysts, this is your complete guide to becoming a more effective communicator and problem-solver and deriving greater satisfaction from your job. Barbara Czegel, North America?s most well-known expert on Help Desk support services and training, uses dozens of fascinating scenarios and real-world examples to illustrate the right (and wrong) ways to handle virtually every situation you can encounter. She arms you with an arsenal of proven tools of the trade, including:
    * Eleven effective listening habits that improve your ability to solve problems
    * Techniques for increasing the speed and accuracy of problem resolution
    * Early warning systems and layered strategies for problem control
    * Tools for reducing calls and eliminating problems before they occur
    * A simple, step-by-step process for doing cost justifications
    * Methods for turning Help Desk interactions into marketing opportunities
    Visit our Web site at www.wiley.com/compbooks/

  • Valuation Workbook: Step-By-Step Exercises and Tests to Help You Master Valuation

    Completely Updated, Over 200,000 Copies Sold! "A 'how-to' guide for corporate executives who want to get at the unrealized shareholder values trapped in public companies." --New York Times THE #1 guide TO CORPORATE VALUATION IS NOW BETTER THAN EVER! "The book's clarity and comprehensive coverage make it one ofthe best practitioners' guides to valuation." --Financial Times "Should serve very well the professional manager who wants to do some serious thinking about what really does contribute value to his or her firm and why." --The Journal of Finance "Valuation is like a Swiss army knife . . . you will be prepared for just about any contingency." --Martin H. Dubilier, Chairman of the Board, Clayton & Dubilier, Inc. "This book on valuation represents fresh new thinking. The writing is clear and direct, combining the best academic principles with actual experience to arrive at value-increasing solutions." --J. Fred Weston, cordner Professor of Money and Financial Markets, Graduate School of Management, UCLA System Requirements: Pentium II PC or greater Windows 98 or later 128MB RAM 20MB Hard Disk Space Excel 97 / 2000 (Alone or part of Office 97 / 2000) w/Report Manager & Analysis ToolPak installed and enabled. (Note: Formulas & Computations are not guaranteed in later versions of Excel) Video Display: 800 x 600 recommended

  • Medical Imaging Physics

    This comprehensive publication covers all aspects of image formation in modern medical imaging modalities, from radiography, fluoroscopy, and computed tomography, to magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound.  It addresses the techniques and instrumentation used in the rapidly changing field of medical imaging.  Now in its fourth edition, this text provides the reader with the tools necessary to be comfortable with the physical principles, equipment, and procedures used in diagnostic imaging, as well as appreciate the capabilities and limitations of the technologies.

  • Wiley Encyclopedia of Clinical Trials: 4 Volume Set

    This monumental reference on all facets of clinical trials provides comprehensive coverage and emphasis on clearly stated and defined concepts, methodologies, and applications. With more than 450entries, from 350 of the world?s leading experts in the field in academic and corporate settings, Encyclopedia of Clinical Trials is a world-class and one-of-a-kind compendia of basic concepts, methodologies, and applications in clinical trials. It includes coverage of: overview and basic statistical concepts; concepts of design and analysis of clinical trials; and methodologies and issues for clinical data analysis.

  • Electronic Guide to Food Regulations

    Here is the only resource available that provides top-notch interpretation and analysis of regulatory requirements from the FDA, EPA, OSHA, and USDA alongside the actual regulatory text. This plain-English CD-ROM is ideal for legal novices and experts alike. The daunting challenge of navigating and staying abreast of the thousands of federal food regulations is now a manageable task with Tracy Altman?s clearly organized, comprehensive system. Updated yearly (renewal subscription US$295.00), this CD-ROM is an invaluable tool for those involved in any aspect of food science and law. Renewal subscription US$295.00

  • Applications of Inorganic Mass Spectrometry

    A thorough assessment of the applications of inorganic mass spectrometry
    Mass spectrometry is a powerful analytical technique used to identify unknown compounds, to quantify known materials, and to elucidate the structural and chemical properties of molecules. Inorganic mass spectrometry focuses on the analysis of metals and elements rather than organic compounds. Applications of Inorganic Mass Spectrometry describes developments in mass spectrometric instrumentation, together with applications in metrology, nuclear science, cosmochemistry, geoscience, environmental science, and planetary science.
    Divided into two parts, the first part of the book reviews the numerous technological advances that have occurred in mass spectrometry since 1947, a date regarded as the birth of modern mass spectrometry. The second part offers an up-to-date description of the many applications of inorganic mass spectrometry and includes a comprehensive set of references for each application.
    It is doubtful that any other analytical instrument has had such a significant impact in so many fields of science as mass spectrometry. Applications of Inorganic Mass Spectrometry provides researchers, scientists, and engineers with an essential reference for this vital science.

  • Pluto and Charon

    Rave reviews for Pluto and Charon: Ice Worlds on the Ragged Edge of the Solar System
    The story of the quest to understand Pluto and the resulting transformation of our concept of the diminutive planet from that of solar-system misfit to king of the Kuiper Belt is told in this book by Alan Stern and Jacqueline Mitton. Stern, a Plutophile to the core, is one of the most energetic, talented, and savvy planetary astronomers in the business today. Mitton, trained as an astronomer, is an experienced writer and editor of scientific books for nonscientists. Together they have created an immensely informative book . . . Written in an engaging and informal style, Pluto and Charon takes the reader step by step from the discovery of the ninth planet in 1930 to the current understanding of Pluto and its moon, Charon.-Sky & Telescope
    More than a book summarizing what we know about [the] planet, [Pluto and Charon is] about how far and how fast astronomical technology has come since 1965 . . . Stern and Mitton use the narrative of Pluto research to explain in comfortable, everyday language how such work is done . . . One of the nice touches in the book is that Stern and Mitton tell us something about each astronomer.-Astronomy
    Pluto and Charon presents the exploration of the ninth planet-written as a vivid historical account-for anyone with an interest in science and astronomy . . . the authors describe in simple language the methods researchers use to explore the universe and the way ever-improving instrumentation helps their knowledge advance.-Physics Today

  • Overcoming Incontinence: A Straightforward Guide to Your Options

    A compassionate guide to the treatment of incontinence

    Millions of people suffer in silence as urinary incontinence erodes the quality of their lives. But it doesn?t have to be that way. From authors with impeccable credentials, Overcoming Incontinence offers a step-by-step plan that starts with natural, conservative methods, and moves to the groundbreaking advances in care and treatment. This practical guide gives the latest options for treating urinary incontinence from simple lifestyle changes and exercises to devices, medications, and surgery. With the right information at your side, you can find a way to curb this problem and get a whole new lease on life.

    25% of women from age 30 to 59 have experienced an episode of urinary incontinence

    Mary Dierich, MSN, RN (Minneapolis, MN), heads the Center for Bladder and Pelvic Dysfunction at the University of Minnesota?s Department of Urologic Surgery. Felicia Froe, MD (Kansas City, MO), is one of only seventy-five female urologists in the United States.

  • Smart Guide to Profiting from Mutual Funds

    An all-you-need-to-know introduction to mutual funds--ideal for tentative beginners as well as veterans looking for a brush-up on the fundamentals of "wealth building"

    Smart Definitions of blended funds, balanced funds, and closed-end funds

    Smart Strategies for college savings, tax-free funds, and retirement plans

    Smart Tips on how to find reliable fund families and managers, and how to ride a volatile market

    Smart Advice on diversifying your investments, capitalizing on "bull" and "bear" market cycles, committing to aggressive growth funds, knowing when to "sell short," and much more

    Smart Tips on calculating interest-rate risk, choosing between taxable and tax-exempt funds, analyzing a fund?s performance history, and matching your fund family?s goals and style with your own

    Smart Insights into how mutual funds perform against CDs, individual stocks and bonds, and treasury securities

    Quick reading and easy referencing with a comprehensive index and loads of sidebars and tables

    Smart Guides take readers seriously. They satisfy even the most curious person?s desire to know the essentials about any of a wide range of topics--from vitamins to mutual funds to stress relief.

    It?s all about good reading and expert information. The choice is yours.

  • Software Industry Accounting: 1998 Special Report

    The rules and regulations governing accounting of the software industry are very different from other industries. The software industry has unique accounting concerns, such as capitalization of development costs and software revenue recognition. Detailed implementation guidance is provided for all rules and regulations. This special report covers the recently released AICPA Statement of Position 97-2, Software Revenue Recognition. This statement was developed to address the shortcomings of SOP 91-1 and establishes an overall framework from which constituents must develop more specific revenue recognition practices. SOP 97-2 addresses the accounting for revenue earned from licensing, selling, and otherwise marketing of software.

  • Legal Aspects of Hospitality Management: Student Workbook

    Employee relations, food and liquor liability, partron civil rights, and federal regulations are all subjects that concern hospitality operators, who know that preventing legal problems is the best way to keep profits from being siphoned off by expensive legal hassles. This book gives readers an opportunity to look at hospitality operations from a legal standpoint and to develop management strategies to prevent legal problems.

  • Graph Theory with Applications

    Now in a new, revised edition, this book provides readers with an introduction to graph theory. The authors enhance the basic material by including a wide variety of applications to both other branches of mathematics and to real-world problems. Each application has been carefully selected and is treated in some depth. Also emphasized throughout the book is the importance of efficient methods of solving problems.

  • Mastering Enterprise JavaBeans and the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition

    "This book is a must-have for developers who want to jumpstart their EJB development process. Ed Roman shows the right way to use the J2EE technology with in-depth examples and coding patterns from the real world. We recommend this book as part of our education materials for both in-house staff and customer engagements." - William W. Lee, Chief Technology Officer, The Theory Center

    What some are calling the best thing to happen to enterprise programming since Java itself, Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) radically streamlines the server-side application development process. In this book, you?ll learn EJB from a developer?s perspective---the author cuts through the marketing hype and shows you both the good and the bad in developing real-world EJB applications. You?ll learn everything you need to jumpstart your EJB development, --from understanding the basics of the EJB architecture, to developing transactional, scalable, and secure multi-user enterprise applications. After reading this book, you?ll know how to:
    * Develop with both EJB 1.0 as well as the new EJB 1.1 standard
    * Master the technologies that complement EJB: Java RMI, RMI-IIOP, JTA, JNDI, CORBA, and XML. E(each of these topics is covered in full)
    * Develop with both bean types: session beans (stateful and stateless), and entity beans (bean-managed and container-managed persistent)
    * Design, implement, and deploy a real-world e-commerce system, with a total of nine enterprise beans and seven Java servlets
    * Avoid pitfalls that could make your code non-portable across EJB servers
    * Make an educated EJB server purchase decision

    The CD-ROM provides you with:
    * An immense amount of sample code that you can extend for your own needs
    * A trial of the BEA WebLogic EJB server for getting started right away

    On the companion Web site you?ll find:
    * Updates to the book
    * A treasure trove of links to EJB and J2EE resources

  • Positive Linear Systems: Theory and Applications

    A complete study on an important class of linear dynamical systems-positive linear systems

    One of the most often-encountered systems in nearly all areas of science and technology, positive linear systems is a specific but remarkable and fascinating class. Renowned scientists Lorenzo Farina and Sergio Rinaldi introduce readers to the world of positive linear systems in their rigorous but highly accessible book, rich in applications, examples, and figures.

    This professional reference is divided into three main parts: The first part contains the definitions and basic properties of positive linear systems. The second part, following the theoretical exposition, reports the main conceptual results, considering applicable examples taken from a number of widely used models. The third part is devoted to the study of some classes of positive linear systems of particular relevance in applications (such as the Leontief model, the Leslie model, the Markov chains, the compartmental systems, and the queueing systems). Readers familiar with linear algebra and linear systems theory will appreciate the way arguments are treated and presented.

    Extraordinarily comprehensive, Positive Linear Systems features:
    * Applications from a variety of backgrounds including modeling, control engineering, computer science, demography, economics, bioengineering, chemistry, and ecology
    * References and annotated bibliographies throughout the book
    * Two appendices concerning linear algebra and linear systems theory for readers unfamiliar with the mathematics used

    Farina and Rinaldi make no effort to hide their enthusiasm for the topics presented, making Positive Linear Systems: Theory and Applications an indispensable resource for researchers and professionals in a broad range of fields.

  • Building the Operational Data Store

    The most comprehensive guide to building, using, and managing the operational data store.

    Building the Operational Data Store, Second Edition.

    In the five years since the publication of the first edition of this book, the operational data store has grown from an intriguing concept to an exciting reality at enterprise organizations, worldwide. Still the only guide on the subject, this revised and expanded edition of Bill Inmon?s classic goes beyond the theory of the first edition to provide detailed, practical guidance on designing, building, managing, and getting the most of an ODS.

    With the help of fascinating and instructive case studies, Inmon shares what he knows about:
    * How the ODS fits with the corporate information factory.
    * Different types of ODS and how to choose the right one for your organization.
    * Designing and building an ODS from scratch.
    * Managing and fine-tuning an ODS for peak efficiency.
    * ODS support technology.
    * The pros and cons of competing off-the-shelf ODS products.
    * The advantages and disadvantages of various hardware and software platforms.
    * Integrating the ODS with data marts.
    * Distributed metadata using the ODS.
    * Data aggregation within the ODS.
    * Business process reengineering and the ODS.
    * The role of standards in the ODS.

    Visit our Web site at www.wiley.com/compbooks/

  • Brief Couples Therapy Homework Planner

    Help couples quickly develop the psychological skills they need to maintain healthier relationships

    As a couples therapist, you work to help your clients learn to understand and clearly communicate their feelings, identify how and when problems arise, and develop effective coping strategies. In today?s managed care environment, rapid results are everything, and many psychotherapists are finding that pencil-and-paper homework exercises provide one highly effective tool for achieving those goals.

    The Brief Couples Therapy Homework Planner arms you with dozens of ready-to-use, between-session assignments designed to fit virtually every therapeutic mode. This valuable, time-saving tool features:

    • More than 60 copier-ready exercises covering all major presenting symptoms affecting relationships
    • Quick-reference format-exercises are grouped by skill set, such as improving communications, handling parenting problems, and resolving sexual issues
    • Expert guidance on how and when to make the most efficient use of the exercises cross-referenced to The Couples Psychotherapy Treatment Planner - so you can quickly identify the right exercise for a given situation or behavioral problem
    • Includes a computer disk which contains all the exercises in a Windows-based word processing formatâ??allowing you to customize them to suit you and your clients? unique styles and needs
    The Brief Couples Therapy Homework Planner is an indispensable tool of the trade for all mental health professionals who work with couples.

  • Java 2Tm and Javascript Tm for C and C++ Programmers

    Since the Java programming language was introduced in Spring '96, it has become an important programming language for Web development. Now the release of Java 1.2 in September '98 transforms Java into an industrial-strength language, taking on C and C++ as the language of choice for enterprise-level programming. Droves of programmers will learn Java 1.2 because not only will it be as powerful as C/C++ for enterprise programming, but it's a lot easier, faster, and more flexible to program. These C/C++ programmers will want to learn Java 1.2 "the Daconta way" because it lets them learn quickly using concepts they already know. This Java 1.2, revised edition, keeps the same proven method for teaching Java to C/C++ programmers, but covers the full, final release of Java 1.2. New sections cover protected domains, reference objects, collections, package versions, and drag and drop. It extensively updates coverage of JavaBeans, JFRCs, RMI, Java2D, security, and Java database technology. The CD includes all of the source code examples contained in the book and includes useful scripts and utilities.

  • Composicion 1E MAIN TEXT

    * Flexible and versatile text for conversation and composition courses
    * Practical, real world topics and approach
    * Unique Using a Dictionary section at the beginning of the text
    * Authentic language samples
    * Variety of student activities, both individual and group
    * Reference tools on syllabification, accents, and documentation and bibliography

  • Patent Strategy: The Manager′s Guide to Profiting from Patent Portfolios


    Patents and patent strategies are increasingly pertinent to the success of information age businesses, from affecting valuations to gaining tax advantages to increasing the starting price per share when taking a company public. Patent Strategy illustrates the impact patents can have on technology-driven businesses? tactical and strategic efforts. Here is step-by-step guidance to the patent process, the laws, and basic strategies-from a business-goal perspective-so that middle and upper-level managers can recognize the significance of patents in relation to a particular business and can incorporate proper patent management efforts into their business framework. In addition, this book serves as an invaluable reference for management and executives when making patent-related decisions such as whether a patent infringement study must be performed; whether the budget for patent matters should be increased or decreased; whether attempts should be made to license certain patent technology; and whether the firm should sue for patent infringement.

    • Case studies throughout the book give you a specific business context within which to consider the concepts introduced
    • Statistics are presented to assist you in assessing various issues, planning patent strategies, and implementing patent management programs

  • Stock Detective Investor: Finding Market Gems Online

    Click your way to smart, successful investing, with techniques from one of the most beneficial Web sites on the Net

    "A lively introduction to the latest investment scams, from phony research outfits to pump-and-dumps."-Worth

    The market?s wild ride of the 1990s and the rise of the Internet have put many investors in an enviously successful position. There are more investing opportunities than ever and quicker access to more information than most people knew existed. And yet there is one downside to the market boom that has grown as rapidly as the Dow-securities fraud. So, how do you get in on the online investing revolution while protecting your nest egg? In Stock Detective Investor: Finding Market Gems Online readers will learn strategies to make smarter investment decisions, spot and avoid scams while cutting through all the babble and hype to find investment goldmines. Containing everything from the 10 warning signs of a securities fraud to a step-by-step outline for doing your own legwork, Stock Detective Investor is a must for everyone who wants to safely and successfully invest online.

    Kevin Lichtman founded FinancialWeb.com and Stock Detective in 1997 after working in the financial services industry for sixteen years. Financial-Web is the parent company of eighteen different free Web sites. Lynn Duke is a national award-winning journalist who worked for newspapers including the St. Petersburg Times for ten years before joining FinancialWeb.com.

  • Lafayette

    Acclaim for Lafayette

    "I found Mr. Unger?s book exceptionally well done. It?s an admirable account of the marquis?s two revolutions-one might even say his two lives-the French and the American. It also captures the private Lafayette and his remarkable wife, Adrienne, in often moving detail." -Thomas Fleming, author, Liberty!: The American Revolution

    "Harlow Unger?s Lafayette is a remarkable and dramatic account of a life as fully lived as it is possible to imagine, that of Gilbert de Motier, marquis de Lafayette. To American readers Unger?s biography will provide a stark reminder of just how near run a thing was our War of Independence and the degree to which our forefathers? victory hinged on the help of our French allies, marshalled for George Washington by his ?adopted? son, Lafayette. But even more absorbing and much less well known to the general reader will be Unger?s account of Lafayette?s idealistic but naive efforts to plant the fruits of the American democracy he so admired in the unreceptive soil of his homeland. His inspired oratory produced not the constitutional democracy he sought but the bloody Jacobin excesses of the French Revolution."-Larry Collins, coauthor, Is Paris Burning? and O Jerusalem!

    "A lively and entertaining portrait of one of the most important supporting actors in the two revolutions that transformed the modern world."-Susan Dunn, author, Sister Revolutions: French Lightning, American Light

    "Harlow Unger has cornered the market on muses to emerge as America?s most readable historian. His new biography of the marquis de Lafayette combines a thoroughgoing account of the age of revolution, a probing psychological study of a complex man, and a literary style that goes down like cream. A worthy successor to his splendid biography of Noah Webster."-Florence King, Contributing Editor, National Review

    "Enlightening! The picture of Lafayette?s life is a window to eighteenth- and nineteenth-century history."-Michel Aubert La Fayette

  • Project Management in Practice

    Practical, hands-on approach, with use of Microsoft Project software integrated throughout.
    * 120-day evaluation version of Microsoft Project packaged with book.
    * Clear and accessible writing style.

  • Statistical Methods for the Analysis of Biomedical Data

    The new edition adds a chapter on multiple linear regression in biomedical research, with sections including the multiple linear regressions model and least squares; the ANOVA table, parameter estimates, and confidence intervals; partial f-tests; polynomial regression; and analysis of covariance.
    * Organized by problem rather than method, so it guides readers to the correct technique for solving the problem at hand.

  • Planting the Landscape: A Professional Approach to Garden Design

    The artistic combinations of plants are endless-and so are the effects they have on the human eye and spirit. As a planting designer, you must acquire vision, patience, and skill as you learn to read the landscape in all its myriad forms to create meaningful and lasting environments. From idea through implementation, Planting the Landscape shows you how.

    Planting design poses exciting but complex challenges for the landscape architect, demanding creativity, practical know-how, and the ability to integrate the natural with the planned-all through the living medium of plants that grow and change over time.

    Planting the Landscape is a unique, comprehensive guide to both the art and the science of planting design-with step-by-step coverage of every stage of the design process, from initial idea through implementation. Combining history, design principles, and horticultural practice in a single volume, it provides the reader with a solid grasp of:
    * The history and evolution of specific design forms
    * Environmental considerations and plant affinities
    * Design concepts, principles, and analysis
    * How to create a design vocabulary and develop a plant palette
    * How to compose a planting design
    * The essentials of planting and maintenance

    Over 200 stunning color photographs and dozens of vivid illustrations offer an inspiring visual library of design possibilities that complement the text, and international examples place design ideas and development within a global context.

    Accessible, clear, and precisely written, Planting the Landscape is an excellent design companion for landscape architecture professionals and students.

  • Programming with Enterprise JavaBeansTM, JTS, and OTS: Building Distributed Transactions with JavaTM and C++

    A complete hands-on guide to programming with the powerful new distributed object standards.

    If you want to take advantage of the bold new generation of object monitor technologies, you need to understand the underlying distributed object and transactional models. This book gets you quickly up and running with the essential knowledge and skills you need to program transactions. In particular, the book covers the Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB), Java Transaction Service (JTS), and Object Transaction Service (OTS) specifications.

    The book explains all three specifications and includes design patterns as well as substantial real-world programming examples. Although all sample code is implemented with Inprise Applications Server, it is strictly written to the applicable specifications and is fully portable across specification-compliant EJB containers and vendors.

    On the companion Web site you?ll find.
    * Sample code.
    * OTS and EJB updates.

  • GIS Modeling in Raster

    The primary focus of this text is on the process of cartographic modeling and GIS modeling. The text goes beyond cartographic modeling to incorporate supplementary or complementary technologies and logics to show that spatio-temporal modeling is not limited to cartographic modeling, nor to Map Algebra. DeMers consistent, friendly and engaging style has been highly praised by reviewers of this title as well as users of his market leading Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems.

  • Learning from the Future: Competitive Foresight Scenarios

    "Scenarios are now a part of every successful manager?s toolkit. This book is the first comprehensive guide to the latest developments in scenario thinking written by today?s leading practitioners in the field." -Napier Collyns, a pioneer of scenario planning at Dutch/Shell now Managing Director, Gloal Business Network (GBN) "In twenty years of helping companies create and plan for their futures, I have never come across a book that dealt with the use of scenario-based planning as comprehensively as this one." -David Kelley CEO, IDEO Product Development the creators of the Apple Mouse "This book is the greatest reference today on scenario planning-the preeminent tool for those who believe that the future belongs to those with the imagination to create it. The combination of scenario planning and strategy formulation can be a wondrous right brain process that galvanizes teams with a compelling vision and common purpose." -David E. Schnedler Director, Corporate Planning Sun Microsystems, Inc. "Organizations must create intellectual and organizational tension around distinctly different views of the future. Learning from the Future demonstrates why scenarios are ideally suited to generate such tension and how to use scenario learning as a steppingstone to superior strategies." -Richard Pascale, Associate Fellow of Oxford University and author of Managing on the Edge: How the Smartest Companies Use Conflict to Stay Ahead "An invaluable guide to the mind-stretching benefits of scenarios that are fully embedded in the strategic thinking process. It should be required reading for any management team embarking on scenario development so they can realize the benefits and evade the pitfalls." -George Day, Geoffrey T. Boisi Professor and Director of the Huntsman Center for Global Competition and Innovation Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

  • Nerds on Wall Street: Math, Machines and Wired Markets

    An intriguing look at how technology is changing financial markets, from an innovator on the frontlines of this revolution

    Nerds on Wall Street tells the tale of the ongoing technological transformation of the world?s financial markets. The impact of technology on investing is profound, and author David Leinweber provides readers with an overview of where we were just a few short years ago, and where we are going. Being a successful investor today and tomorrow--individual or institutional--involves more than stock picking, asset allocation, or market timing: it involves technology. And Leinweber helps readers go beyond the numbers to see exactly how this technology has become more responsible for managing modern markets. In essence, the financial game has changed and will continue to change due entirely to technology. The new "players," human or otherwise, offer investors opportunities and dangers. With this intriguing and entertaining book, Leinweber shows where technology on Wall Street has been, what it has meant, and how it will impact the markets of tomorrow.

  • Privately Owned Public Space: The New York City Experience

    Hailed by the Wall Street Journal as a "juicy little time bomb of a book", Privately Owned Public Space: The New York City Experience examines for the first time, New York City?s 39-year mixed experience with the production of more than 500 plazas, parks, and atriums located on private property yet by law accessible to and usable by the public.

    Until now, comprehensive, systematic knowledge about this vast collection of public spaces has not existed, either for experts or members of the public. To remedy this gap, Harvard University professor Jerold S. Kayden, The New York City Department of City Planning, and The Municipal Art Society of New York have joined forces to research and write Privately Owned Public Space: The New York City Experience. Through words, photographs, scaled site plans, maps, and analysis of newly assembled data, they examine history, law, design, and use of the city?s privately owned public spaces. Each of the more than 500 spaces is individually discussed to provide far-reaching comparative information about this unique category of public space.

    In reading this book, designers, planners, lawyers, and academics will gain greater understanding about the possibilities and problems inherent in the design, management, and enforcement of privately owned public space. Public officials, private owners, and civic group representatives will learn more about their roles in ensuring public access and vitality of such spaces. Individuals will discover where New York City?s public spaces are located and what amenities they offer. Everyone will comprehend more completely the contribution that privately owned public space can make toward open and attractive cities in which all individuals have access to a diversity of public places.

  • Immunology: Clinical Case Studies and Disease Pathophysiology

    • 26 real-life cases illustrate the applications of basic immunology in clinical settings
    • May be utilized alone or as a companion to Immunology: A Short Course 6th edition by Coico and Sunshine ISBN 9780470081587
    • Each case study is introduced by clearly written descriptions of the major immunological disorders
    • Full colour photographs and illustrations complement complete presentation of real data
    • Includes complete set of problems and discussion questions for each chapter

  • Teaching Physics with the Physics Suite CD

    A companion guide to using the Physics SuiteTeaching Physics is a book about learning to be a more effective physics teacher. It is meant for anyone who is interested in learning about recent developments in physics education. It is not a review of specific topics in physics with hints for how to teach them and lists of common student difficulties. Rather, it is a handbook with a variety of tools for improving both teaching and learning of physics from new kinds of homework and exam problems, to surveys for figuring out what has happened in your class, to tools for taking and analyzing data using computers and video.

    Teaching Physics includes:

    •  an introduction to the cognitive model of thinking and learning that underlies modern physics education research
    • principles and guidelines for making use of and understanding the implications of this cognitive model for the classroom
    • a discussion of formative and summative evaluation with a variety of "thinking problems" useful for homework and exams
    • a discussion of assessment of the success of instruction using research-based concept and attitude surveys
    • discussion of 11 research-based curricular materials for use in lecture, lab, recitation, and workshops environments
    • tips and guidelines  for how to improve your instruction

    In addition, the book comes with a Resource CD containing 14 conceptual and 3 attitude surveys, more than 250 thinking problems covering all areas of introductory physics, resource materials from commercial vendors on use of computerized data acquisition and video, and a variety of other useful reference materials.

  • Black Excel African American Student′s College Guide: Your One–Stop Resource for Choosing the Right College, Getting In, and Paying the Bill

    Your One-Step Resource for Choosing the Right College, Getting in and Paying the Bill
    * Inside tips on admissions
    * Profiles of 100 top colleges
    * Hundreds of scholarship sources

    How do you pick the right college? Can you get in? And if you get in, how will you pay for it? Choosing a college is the most important--and daunting--decision facing today?s high school students. Unfortunately, when it comes time to narrow down the choices and throw the perfect admissions punch, young people are often left to navigate the tricky admissions process on their own.

    Now, from the nation?s top African American college guidance service, comes help at last--a comprehensive, one-stop guide to finding the right college, getting in, paying the bill, and much more. With insider tips on the entire admissions process, including advice on choosing a school, getting into the elite colleges, writing a powerful essay, preparing for the SATs, and packaging the application, the book shows students how to package themselves. No wonder college counselors nationwide look to Black Excel for resource materials. A one-of-a-kind manual for success, African American Student?s College Guide also provides:
    * In-depth profiles of the top 100 colleges for African American students
    * Black Excel?s exclusive list of hundreds of scholarships
    * The "Get-the-Money Guide"
    * Extraordinary sample essays
    * Invaluable Internet resources

    Whether you?re a superstar student shooting for the Ivy League or a high school underachiever who needs a "second chance," African American Student?s College Guide will give you that much-needed edge-including the "real rules," insider?s tips, and how to beat the admissions odds. BLACK EXCEL: THE COLLEGE HELP NETWORK is the nation?s premier college help service for African Americans. Founded in 1988, it has garnered continuous praise for its personal counseling services, information packets, and its award-winning web site

  • Smart Guide to Maximizing Your 401(k) Plan

    An all-you-need-to-know introduction to the employer-sponsoredretirement plan that has revolutionized the way we save
    * Smart Ways to save with automatic payroll deductions and pretaxcontributions that let you earn more money and pay less taxes NOWand when you retire
    * Smart Advice on how much to contribute and what you need to knowabout your investment options, including advice on stocks, mutualfunds, and bonds
    * Smart Insights into retirement alternatives with the traditionalIRA and the new Roth IRA
    * Smart Tips on borrowing and withdrawing money from your 401(k)and IRA to buy a home or pay for college
    * Quick reading and easy referencing with a comprehensive index andloads of sidebars and tables

    Smart Guides take readers seriously. They satisfy even the mostcurious person's desire to know the essentials about any of a widerange of topics--from vitamins to mutual funds to stress relief.It's all about good reading and expert information. The choice isyours.

  • Enterprise Integration

    In this groundbreaking book, two acknowledged experts explore the underlying principles of systems integration, and, with the help of numerous case studies show IT managers, systems analysts, and project managers how to apply those principles to solving complex business problems. The authors reveal the linkages between business processes and how they can be supported in enterprise-wide integrated systems. Rather than review specific products and tools, the authors use real-life examples to provides readers with a practical understanding of integrated system architectures and how they function within the framework of an Enterprise Planning System.

  • Organic Chemistry: Study Guide and Solutions Manual

    On the cover of this book is a Pacific yew tree, found in the ancient forests of the Pacific Northwest. The bark of the Pacific yew tree produces Taxol, found to be a highly effective drug against ovarian and breast cancer. Taxol blocks mitosis during eukaryotic cell division. The supply of Taxol from the Pacific yew tree is vanishingly small, however. A single 100-year-old tree provides only about one dose of the drug (roughly 300 mg). For this reason, as well as the spectacular molecular architecture of Taxol, synthetic organic chemists fiercely undertook efforts to synthesize it. Five total syntheses of Taxol have thus far been reported. Now, a combination of isolation of a related metabolite from European yew needles, and synthesis of Taxol from that intermediate, supply the clinical demand. This case clearly demonstrates the importance of synthesis and the use of organic chemistry. It?s just one of the many examples used in the text that will spark the interest of students and get them involved in the study of organic chemistry!

  • Polymer Solutions: An Introduction to Physical Properties

    Polymer Solutions: An Introduction to Physical Properties offers a fresh, inclusive approach to teaching the fundamentals of physical polymer science. Students, instructors, and professionals in polymer chemistry, analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, engineering, materials, and textiles will find Iwao Teraoka s text at once accessible and highly detailed in its treatment of the properties of polymers in the solution phase.

    Teraoka s purpose in writing Polymer Solutions is twofold: to familiarize the advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate student with basic concepts, theories, models, and experimental techniques for polymer solutions; and to provide a reference for researchers working in the area of polymer solutions as well as those in charge of chromatographic characterization of polymers. The author s incorporation of recent advances in the instrumentation of size-exclusion chromatography, the method by which polymers are analyzed, renders the text particularly topical.
    Subjects discussed include:

    • Real, ideal, Gaussian, semirigid, and branched polymer chains
    • Polymer solutions and thermodynamics
    • Static light scattering of a polymer solution
    • Dynamic light scattering and diffusion of polymers
    • Dynamics of dilute and semidilute polymer solutions

    Study questions at the end of each chapter not only provide students with the opportunity to test their understanding, but also introduce topics relevant to polymer solutions not included in the main text. With over 250 geometrical model diagrams, Polymer Solutions is a necessary reference for students and for scientists pursuing a broader understanding of polymers.

  • Professional Cooking: Study Guide

    Completely redesigned, updated and richly illustrated revision of the classic instructional guide to professional cooking. Includes step-by-step detail, 250 colour photos with thorough coverage of products. One of the most popular and endorsed guides.

  • Getting Started in Estate Planning

    Because You Can?t Take it with You Getting Started in Estate Planning "I think it?s irritating that once I die, 55% of my money goes to the United States government.. When you leave a house or money to people, then they?re taxed 55%, so you?ve got to leave them enough so that once they?re taxed, they still have some money." -- Oprah Winfrey (from The Wall Street Journal, July 28, 1999) Few of us are as rich as Oprah, but whether your estate consists of an old Ford Thunderbird, your beloved dog, or millions of dollars in property and cash, in most cases, it will be left behind after you?re gone. As baby boomers approach retirement age and 401 (k) plans, stock options, and inherited wealth continue their dramatic growth, estate planning is increasingly necessary. Unless of course, you are content to leave your assets to your silent heir--the IRS. Getting Started in Estate Planning helps you take control of the planning process by sharing easy to-understand, proven strategies that everyone can use, either alone or with a professional planner, to protect their heirs for the future. Personal finance columnist Kerry Hannon helps you stop procrastinating and start establishing your goals, with guidance on such critical issues as:
    * Determining the best way to dispose of your assets--and take care of your liabilities
    * Deciding who should receive what--and when
    * Providing for the care of minor children
    * Lowering taxes so your heirs get the maximum benefits of your estate
    * Choosing executors
    * Surrendering ownership of assets
    * Making your wishes known
    * Special situations, including those of gay and lesbian couples and small business owners
    * Ruling from the grave--when to let go
    * Making changes as you go along
    Filled with accessible strategies that are useful for all ages, Getting Started in Estate Planning will help you ensure that today?s assets go where you want them to go tomorrow.

  • PartnerShift: How to Profit from the Partnership Trend

    The most complete guidance available on today?s business strategy for long-term success

    Partnering is a long-term business strategy that provides synergistic solutions to core needs. Alliances between corporations promise to create an environment for collaboration and innovation that can far surpass current industry leaders. Partnering with employees can result in an empowered work force able to discover cost-cutting measures and methods for productivity increases, as well as an increase in market share. This book provides complete coverage of the partnering philosophy, including explanations of how to identify the best partners, how to avoid partnering pitfalls, and strategies on creating an alliance that will guide corporations of any size to join in this process that is so crucial to competing in today?s global marketplace.

    Edwin Richard Rigsbee (Westlake Village, CA) is the President of Rigsbee Enterprises, a strategic marketing, management, and executive development firm. He has extensive experience in retail and sales management positions and was previously the owner of a manufacturer representative firm.

  • Connecting JavaBeansTM with InfoBusTM

    Get on the ?Bus . . .

    A step-by-step guide to interconnecting JavaBeans.

    InfoBus is an absolute salvation for Java programmers waiting for the technology that will finally allow separate JavaBeans to share and exchange information across Web pages. Already adopted by Novell, IBM, America Online, Symantec, and Oracle, InfoBus? momentum is growing quickly, and this straightforward, programmer-friendly book is a perfectly timed handbook for creating enterprise-ready JavaBeans with InfoBus. Packed with JavaBeans source code and ready-to-use Java applications.

    InfoBus allows JavaBeans to share data with each other. It is designed jointly by JavaSoft and Lotus.

    JavaBeans and Java are trademarks of SUN Microsystems.

  • The Controller′s Function: The Work of the Managerial Accountant

    Take Control and Keep Your Company Competitive

    The controller?s role in corporate America has become increasingly crucial and exceedingly complex. So how can new and established professionals enhance their performance and sustain their company?s competitive advantage? With The Controller?s Function: The Work of the Managerial Accountant, Second Edition.

    In this new edition of The Controller?s Function, coauthors Janice Roehl-Anderson and Steven Bragg provide a revised and expanded version of their indispensable operations reference work. Accurate, up-to-date, and relevant, The Controller?s Function gives CFOs and managerial accountants a complete overview of the multifaceted job of the controller-from the most basic "bread-and-butter" aspects to the most advanced.

    From describing essential competencies-cash management, budgeting, fraud prevention and establishing codes for corporate ethical behavior-to detailing the more sophisticated skills like activity-based and target costing, disaster recovery planning, and outsourcing, The Controller?s Function expertly balances both the technical and managerial sides of the job.

    You?ll quickly access information on how to:
    * Use electronic spreadsheets for financial analysis
    * Successfully implement a shared service center
    * Enhance performance through online inventory systems, quick closing procedures, and selecting adequate accounting software
    * Avoid insurance pitfalls through proper planning

    Filled with numerous real-world examples and checklists, The Controller?s Function is the perfect reference for cost-conscious controllers, seasoned financial executives, and savvy managerial accounting professors.


  • Guide to Cost Management

    Controllers recognize that modern cost management helps their companies make better operational and strategic decisions. By using such tools as ABC, ABM, balanced scorecard, and target costing, controllers can make their corporations leaders in their industry and create a competitive edge over corporations that are still relying on the "old time religion" of variance analysis, budgets, and cost-volume profit analysis.

  • The Art of Strategic Planning for Information Technology

    A revision of the bestselling book that shows IT departments how to take on new challenges
    As technology becomes more mainstream and accessible, companies must develop new ways to use their IT resources in order to compete. In this extensive revision, IT expert Bernard Boar provides a methodology that shows readers how to use IT as a competitive business asset. He tackles the latest challenges facing IT departments over the next several years, including how to devise a complete strategy to make the department more effective and how to choose the best strategy framework for a company. Boar also shows how technologies like e-commerce, data warehousing, architectures, and Java can be used to make a business more competitive.

  • Getting Started in Internet Investing

    Put your money where your mouse is with this comprehensive guide to Internet investing
    Getting Started in Internet Investing is a comprehensive guide to Internet investing: what it is and why it is a fast-growing investing option. Readers will learn how the Internet and Internet businesses are going to change during the next decade. Chapters cover: asset allocation, risk tolerance, investment choices such as mutual funds which focus on Internet stocks, specifically, how to research Internet stocks, and more.

  • Bioinformatics: A Practical Guide to the Analysis of Genes and Proteins

    "A reference that should be in the personal library of any biologist who uses the Internet for the analysis of DNA and protein sequence data" --Science

  • Building Construction Illustrated

    Comprehensive and up-to-date-

    the classic visual guide to the basics of building construction

    For twenty-five years, Building Construction Illustrated has offered an outstanding introduction to the principles of building construction. Now this Third Edition has been expertly revised and updated to address the latest advances in materials, building technology, and code requirements.

    Complete with more than 1,000 illustrations, the book moves through each of the key stages of the design process, from site selection to building components, mechanical systems, and finishes. Topics within each chapter are organized according to the CSI MasterFormat(TM), making the book extremely easy to use.

    Special features of this edition include integrated coverage of environmentally friendly materials, sustainable building construction strategies, and ADA requirements, as well as the inclusion of both metric and standard U.S. measurements throughout the book.

    With its clear presentation of the basic concepts underlying building construction, Building Construction Illustrated, Third Edition equips students and professionals in all areas of architecture and construction with useful guidelines for approaching virtually any new materials or techniques they may encounter in building planning, design, and construction.

  • Getting Started in Tax Consulting

    The Complete, Authoritative Guide to Getting Started in Tax Consulting

    Tax consulting and return preparation is a fast-paced, dynamic industry-one that promises high earning potential. In this book, tax advisor Gary Carter shows you just what it takes to become an in-demand tax consultant. You?ll discover how to break into the tax business, even with relatively limited education and training, and build a path to your new career with Carter?s five-step formula for success. Brimming with expert advice from tax professionals and featuring up-to-the-minute coverage of everything from qualifications and employment opportunities to Internet resources, Getting Started in Tax Consulting shows you how to:
    * Assess your personality fit for the tax profession
    * Formulate your business plan for starting a tax practice
    * Find a niche for your tax services
    * Choose between a sole proprietorship, a partnership, a C corporation, an S corporation, and a limited liability company
    * Set your fees and market your services
    * Perform research-an essential skill of the tax professional
    * Make the IRS your partner and advisor-not your adversary
    * Start a Web-based tax service

  • Financial Planning for Nonprofit Organizations

    Financial planning is vital to the survival of any business or organization, but especially so in the nonprofit sector where intense competition over charitable donations and increased government regulations contribute to a rapidly shrinking fund base. This indispensable guide shows nonprofits how to use their resources to fulfill their missions while avoiding overextending budgets and under-performing investments.

  • The Healing Journey for Couples: Your Journal of Mutual Discovery Clinician′s Guide

    This new series of books uses guided journal entries to help readers define and explore life challenges and stages, past behaviors, and goals for the future. These informational and inspirational personal chronicles are designed to be used independently, or with the help of a therapist. Each Healing Journey: * Is written by professional therapists, and provides expert guidance on life problems, personal insight, and psychological change. * Includes dozens of guided journal entries directed toward helping readers get in touch with their feelings, conquer life?s hurdles, and gain a better understanding of themselves and their relationships. * Features an inviting format, with ample room for readers to complete their journal entries. "A creative guidebook for couples seeking a deeper understanding of their relationship"--JOHN GRAY, author of Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, on The Healing Journey for Couples. "By far the best journaling workbook I have seen. It takes the user on a very personal journey to improve self-esteem, quality of life, and overall health." Mary Ellen Copeland, author of The Depression Workbook, on The Healing Journey. Designed to help couples explore the facets of their individual personalities and the dynamics of their relationship, this book can help them examine their history together and map out their hopes and plans for the future. Organized in an attractive format, this book provides ample room for both partners to record their thoughts, and helpful suggestions on how to discuss the issues raised in the couples journal.

  • Essential Ethernet Standards: RFCs and Protocols Made Practical

    Complete coverage and analysis of official Ethernet standards and protocols The Internet Standards Series provides analysis of the latest RFCs (Request for Comments) and guidance on their potential use. It is a convenient source that categorizes the standards, summarizes the important ones, and shows you where to look for all the details. Each book includes a step-by-step action plan for integrating the right standard to the right application. This book/CD-ROM conveniently organizes and analyzes the RFCs that are relevant to Ethernet applications and protocols. With its accessible approach to standards, youíll gain a better understanding of how Ethernet works with IP and how the intersection of Ethernet and IP has produced Internet standardsñtrack specifications. Pete Loshin guides you through the salient protocols, explains how the underlying protocols work, and shows you how to administer, secure, and design your network utilizing these protocols. He also provides:
    * A comprehensive introduction to Internet standards for running IP over Ethernet
    * The process of turning a proposed specification into a full Internet standard
    * Tips and techniques to find the exact RFC that you need
    * Lists of Web sites that contain additional information about RFCs and Internet standards
    * Up-to-date Ethernet and IP standards

    The CD-ROM contains a fully searchable, digital edition of the book in PDF format. Click on the embedded hyperlinks to conveniently access each and every RFC or protocol referenced in the text directly from the rfc-editor.org site. A copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader is also included. The companion Web site at www.Internet-Standard.com features:
    * The latest information about Internet standards
    * Additional news related to standards
    * Updates

    Look for these other titles in the Internet Standards Series:
    Essential ATM Standards: RFCs and Protocols Made Practical
    Essential Email Standards: RFCs and Protocols Made Practical
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  • J.K. Lasser′s Pick Winning Mutual Funds


    This indispensable strategy guide will show you how to start picking the mutual funds that are right for your specific needs, now. It provides basic, well-grounded fundamentals on selection and management. It enumerates the critical importance of asset allocation and risk management, the importance of minimized costs and taxes, and even the psychological hurdles that can undo the soundest of investment plans. Whether you?re actively trading or interested in simply building a secure portfolio that can run on autopilot, J.K. Lasser?s Pick Winning Mutual Funds will guide you toward achieving your financial goals.

    Critical coverage will help you:
    * Take control of your investments by making the laws of probability work for you
    * Stop making the average investor?s mistakes by picking funds that will increase your returns
    * Decide when to use index or actively managed funds
    * Add new funds to your portfolio to outperform funds with long track records
    * Profit from the huge increase in services and the information that technology provides

  • Probabilistic Reliability Engineering

    With the growing complexity of engineered systems, reliability has increased in importance throughout the twentieth century. Initially developed to meet practical needs, reliability theory has become an applied mathematical discipline that permits a priori evaluations of various reliability indices at the design stages. These evaluations help engineers choose an optimal system structure, improve methods of maintenance, and estimate the reliability on the basis of special testing. Probabilistic Reliability Engineering focuses on the creation of mathematical models for solving problems of system design.

    Broad and authoritative in its content, Probabilistic Reliability Engineering covers all mathematical models associated with probabilistic methods of reliability analysis, including--unique to this book--maintenance and cost analysis, as well as many new results of probabilistic testing.

    To provide readers with all necessary background material, this text incorporates a thorough review of the fundamentals of probability theory and the theory of stochastic processes. It offers clear and detailed treatment of reliability indices, the structure function, load-strength reliability models, distributions with monotone intensity functions, repairable systems, the Markov models, analysis of performance effectiveness, two-pole networks, optimal redundancy, optimal technical diagnosis, and heuristic methods in reliability. Throughout the text, an abundance of real world examples and case studies illustrate and illuminate the theoretical points under consideration.

    For engineers in design, operations research, and maintenance, as well as cost analysts and R&D managers, Probabilistic Reliability Engineering offers the most lucid, comprehensive treatment of the subject available anywhere.

    About the editor

    JAMES A. FALK is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Operations Research at George Washington University. In addition to his numerous publications, Dr. Falk has lectured internationally as a Fulbright Lecturer.

    Of related interest...

    The reliability-testing "bible" for three generations of Eastern European scientists, adapted for Western scientists and engineers...


    Originally published in the USSR, Handbook of Reliability Engineering set the standard for the reliability testing of technical systems for nearly three generations of applied scientists and engineers. Authored by a group of prominent Soviet specialists in reliability, it provides professionals and students with a comprehensive reference covering mathematical formulas and techniques for incorporating reliability into engineering designs and testing procedures. Divided into twenty-four self-contained chapters, the Handbook details reliability fundamentals, examines common reliability problems and solutions, provides a collection of computation formulas, and illustrates practical applications.

    The Handbook?s Russian editor and internationally recognized expert Igor A. Ushakov has joined with American engineering professionals to bring this indispensable resource to English-speaking engineers and scientists.

    1994 (0-471-57173-3) 663 pp.

  • An Introduction to Complex Analysis

    Recent decades have seen profound changes in the way we understand complex analysis. This new work presents a much-needed modern treatment of the subject, incorporating the latest developments and providing a rigorous yet accessible introduction to the concepts and proofs of this fundamental branch of mathematics. With its thorough review of the prerequisites and well-balanced mix of theory and practice, this book will appeal both to readers interested in pursuing advanced topics as well as those wishing to explore the many applications of complex analysis to engineering and the physical sciences.
    * Reviews the necessary calculus, bringing readers quickly up to speed on the material
    * Illustrates the theory, techniques, and reasoning through the use of short proofs and many examples
    * Demystifies complex versus real differentiability for functions from the plane to the plane
    * Develops Cauchy?s Theorem, presenting the powerful and easy-to-use winding-number version
    * Contains over 100 sophisticated graphics to provide helpful examples and reinforce important concepts

  • J.K Lasser's Online Taxes

    A complete guide to using the Internet to prepare and file your taxes A record number of taxpayers are choosing to file their taxes on the Internet. This comprehensive resource will make their next tax season easier, smarter, and potentially cheaper than ever before. Online taxpayers will discover the best tax resources on the Internet, where readers can find tax strategies and advice at a fraction of the cost they may be paying to a consultant. They'll also be able to compare tax preparation options and how to use them, from products by Turbo Tax, Tax Saver, and Tax Cut, to sites where users can work online securely or download forms for traditional snail mail tax delivery. This book will offer expert advice on filing, methods of payment, and what to do when it's time for an extension.

  • The CRB Commodity Yearbook 2001

    The essential commodity reference for analysts, traders, and portfolio managers

    Dubbed the "bible" by market analysts and traders since 1939, The CRB Commodity Yearbook provides financial professionals with indispensable information on 105 domestic and international commodities, from alcohol to zinc. It includes seasonal patterns and historical data from the past ten years as well as pricing and trading patterns on a monthly and annual basis. It also features more than 1,000 charts, tables, and graphs covering crucial data on production/consumption, supply and demand patterns, and trading highlights plus three articles on the most popular commodities-oriented topics each year. This is the "book of record" for the CRB.

    Commodity Research Bureau, a division of BRIDGE Information Systems, Inc. (Chicago, IL), is the country's largest resource for financial statistics, historical data, and charting services. Its information is available on software, online, and CD-ROM, and through newsletters, charting services, and wire reports. Closely associated with the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade, the company is regarded as the leading source of information on international and domestic commodity movements.

  • The Flaw of Averages: Why We Underestimate Risk in the Face of Uncertainty

    A must-read for anyone who makes business decisions that have a major financial impact.

    As the recent collapse on Wall Street shows, we are often ill-equipped to deal with uncertainty and risk. Yet every day we base our personal and business plans on uncertainties, whether they be next month s sales, next year s costs, or tomorrow s stock price. In The Flaw of Averages, Sam Savage­known for his creative exposition of difficult subjects­ describes common avoidable mistakes in assessing risk in the face of uncertainty. Along the way, he shows why plans based on average assumptions are wrong, on average, in areas as diverse as healthcare, accounting, the War on Terror, and climate change. In his chapter on Sex and the Central Limit Theorem, he bravely grasps the literary third rail of gender differences.

    Instead of statistical jargon, Savage presents complex concepts in plain English. In addition, a tightly integrated web site contains numerous animations and simulations to further connect the seat of the reader s intellect to the seat of their pants.

    The Flaw of Averages typically results when someone plugs a single number into a spreadsheet to represent an uncertain future quantity. Savage finishes the book with a discussion of the emerging field of Probability Management, which cures this problem though a new technology that can pack thousands of numbers into a single spreadsheet cell.

    Praise for The Flaw of Averages

    Statistical uncertainties are pervasive in decisions we make every day in business, government, and our personal lives. Sam Savage s lively and engaging book gives any interested reader the insight and the tools to deal effectively with those uncertainties. I highly recommend The Flaw of Averages.
    William J. Perry, Former U.S. Secretary of Defense

    Enterprise analysis under uncertainty has long been an academic ideal. . . . In this profound and entertaining book, Professor Savage shows how to make all this practical, practicable, and comprehensible.
    ­Harry Markowitz, Nobel Laureate in Economics

  • All the Math You′ll Ever Need: A Self-Teaching Guide

    A sharp mind, like a healthy body, is subject to the same rule of nature: Use it or lose it

    Need a calculator just to work out a 15 percent service charge? Not exactly sure how to get the calculator to give you the figure you need? Turn to this revised and updated edition of All the Math You?ll Ever Need, the friendliest, funniest, and easiest workout program around.

    In no time, you?ll have total command of all the powerful mathematical tools needed to make numbers work for you. In a dollars-and-cents, bottom-line world, where numbers influence everything, none of us can afford to let our math skills atrophy. This step-by-step personal math trainer:

    • Refreshes practical math skills for your personal and professional needs, with examples based on everyday situations.
    • Offers straightforward techniques for working with decimals and fractions.
    • Demonstrates simple ways to figure discounts, calculate mortgage interest rates, and work out time, rate, and distance problems.
    • Contains no complex formulas and no unnecessary technical terms.

  • Professional Baking: Trade Version

    For peerless coverage of the theory and practice of baking. This edition is packed with new material and features - from six new chapters on pastry, desserts and sugar work to hundreds of colour photographs and a stunning new user-friendly design. Features extensive contributions from the Le Cordon Bleu Cooking School, including procedures, techniques and tempting new recipes. 600 classic and creative recipes with 350 colour photographs.

  • Asynchronous Circuit Design

    With asynchronous circuit design becoming a powerful tool in the development of new digital systems, circuit designers are expected to have asynchronous design skills and be able to leverage them to reduce power consumption and increase system speed. This book walks readers through all of the different methodologies of asynchronous circuit design, emphasizing practical techniques and real-world applications instead of theoretical simulation. The only guide of its kind, it also features an ftp site complete with support materials.
    Market: Electrical Engineers, Computer Scientists, Device Designers, and Developers in industry.

    An Instructor Support FTP site is available from the Wiley editorial department.

  • A Guide to Consulting Services for Emerging Healthcare Organizations

    Designed to assist professional consultants in providing hands-on, practical consulting to emerging healthcare organizations (EHOs), this book provides the history and background of the dramatic changes over the last decade in the healthcare delivery system, and focuses on the features of integrating physicians into EHOs. Written by the foremost authority in healthcare consulting, it covers the full spectrum of managerial functions within the healthcare context, including management information systems, financing, auditing, human resources, accounting, and organizational structure.

  • Designing with Models: A Studio Guide to Making and Using Architectural Design Models

    The only comprehensive guide to basic and advanced design process modeling tools, materials, and techniques For nearly a century, three-dimensional models have been considered an indispensable tool of the architectural design process. Models provide designers with an extremely effective medium for exploring ideas, testing theories, and discovering innovative solutions. Unfortunately, most guides to architectural modeling focus primarily on how to produce finished presentation models. Consequently, students are forced to learn the basics of design modeling from their peers, instructors, or frustrating trial and error. Designing with Models, the first complete, step-by-step guide to basic and advanced design process modeling, significantly reduces the learning curve. Architect Criss Mills acquaints you with essential design modeling terms, equipment, materials, and construction methods. Then, with the help of more than 700 high-quality photographs and four in-depth case studies, he walks you through the basics of determining scale; generating new ideas; exploring design alternatives; modifying, editing, and integrating new forms into models; and adding details and other final-stage refinements. Mills also provides detailed guidance on how to model using advanced tools and materials. You learn how to model with wood, found objects, metal rods and screens, clay, plexiglass, and other materials. You also learn how to work safely and effectively with power tools such as belt sanders, table saws, drills, and band saws, as well as how to transfer model dimensions to 2D plan, section, and elevation drawings.

  • A Mathematical Mystery Tour: Discovering the Truth and Beauty of the Cosmos

    Praise for A. K. Dewdney Yes, We Have No Neutrons "We need more books like this-especially if they?re this much fun to read." -Wired "Dewdney manages to make this catalog of error entertaining as well as instructive; good medicine for both skeptics and true believers." -Kirkus Reviews "Written with wit and a touch of pathos-and sure to please science lovers." -Publishers Weekly 200% of Nothing "It is impossible to read this timely, important book without enjoyment and eye-opening enlightenment." -Martin Gardner "An entertaining, stinging exposé." -Publishers Weekly

  • Encyclopedia of Space Science and Technology: 2 Volume Set

    A comprehensive resource on the past, present, and future of space technology

    Researchers in optics, materials processing, and telecommunications require a reference that can provide a quick study of a number of basic topics in space science. The two-volume Encyclopedia of Space Science and Technology represents an ambitious collection of the underlying physical principles of rockets, satellites, and space stations; what is known by astronomers about the sun, planets, galaxy, and universe; and the effect of the space environment on human and other biological systems. The Encyclopedia covers a variety of fundamental topics, including:
    * A state-of-the-art summary of the engineering involved in launching a rocket or satellite
    * The control systems involved on the ground, in orbit, or in deep space
    * Manufacturing in space from planetary and other resources

    Physicists, astronomers, engineers, and materials and computer scientists, as well as professionals in the aircraft, telecommunication, satellite, optical, and computer industries and the government agencies, will find the Encyclopedia to be an indispensable resource.

  • The Legislative Labyrinth: A Map for Not-for-Profits (AFP/Wiley Fund Development Series)

    A simple, practical guide to help not-for-profit organizations lobby local, state, and federal legislative bodies

    Only a fraction of not-for-profit organizations take advantage of the legislative process in representing their members and their organization?s goals. Yet lobbying is an important way to gain visibility, attract members, and find new sources of funding. This book is designed to help the modern not-for-profit develop and implement an effective lobbying program without jeopardizing its tax-exempt status. Dr. Pidgeon and the contributers he has assembled provide in-depth analysis of all the major issues of the lobbying process, including:

    * The basics of lobbying

    * The structure of local, state, and federal government

    * Using the mass media to spread the message

    * Political action committees (PACs)

    * Marketing and communication strategies

    * Strategic partnerships

    * The legal aspects of government affairs and lobbying

    * When and how to use outside consultants

    * A strategic, step-by-step plan for success

    Access to a website with a wide-ranging array of tables, forms, and checklists as well as a complete model strategic plan is included. When used in conjunction with the website, The Legislative Labyrinth is a comprehensive guide that explains and simplifies the process of developing and maintaining an effective, efficient government affairs program. This wealth of wise and insightful advice will help executive directors, board members, consultants, and lobbyists find creative, effective ways to earn the attention their organizations deserve.

  • HPLC Methods for Pharmaceutical Analysis: HPLC Methods for Pharmaceutical Analysis V 4

    Lets you target the specific information you need quickly and easily, so you can stay in the lab and out of the library.

    This invaluable database also available on CD-ROM gives you fast, hands-on access to thousands of abstracts from the current literature on HPLC methods for pharmaceutical analysis. Fully augmenting the first volume of HPLC Methods for Pharmaceutical Analysis, which was published in 1997, Volumes 2 through 4 now complete this comprehensive library, incorporating HPLC methods for the analysis of most pharmaceutical compounds. A-to-Z coverage of more than 1,100 compounds is provided along with new references to the 160 compounds listed in the first volume, with the CD-ROM also combining the rapidly growing technique of capillary electrophoresis. Detailed, precise information lets you replicate methods without referring to original articles as well as customize methods for specific needs. Features of Volume 4 include:
    * HPLC methods for 523 compounds, ranging from paclitaxel to zuclopenthixol
    * Methods for drugs in biological fluids such as blood or urine as well as for bulk and formulated drugs
    * Name and structure of each target compound as well as molecular weight and formula, CAS registry numbers, and Merck index number
    * Experimental conditions for each method, including sample preparation, analytical matrix, HPLC variables, and other substances analyzed

  • Heat Transfer Handbook

    • Chapters contributed by thirty world-renown experts.
    • Covers all aspects of heat transfer, including micro-scale and heat transfer in electronic equipment.
    • An associated Web site offers computer formulations on thermophysical properties that provide the most up-to-date values.

  • Atom-Photon Interactions: Basic Processes and Applications

    Atom-Photon Interactions: Basic Processes and Applications allows the reader to master various aspects of the physics of the interaction between light and matter. It is devoted to the study of the interactions between photons and atoms in atomic and molecular physics, quantum optics, and laser physics. The elementary processes in which photons are emitted, absorbed, scattered, or exchanged between atoms are treated in detail and described using diagrammatic representation. The book presents different theoretical approaches, including:
    * Perturbative methods
    * The resolvent method
    * Use of the master equation
    * The Langevin equation
    * The optical Bloch equations
    * The dressed-atom approach

    Each method is presented in a self-contained manner so that it may be studied independently. Many applications of these approaches to simple and important physical phenomena are given to illustrate the potential and limitations of each method.

  • Applied Mergers and Acquisitions

    A comprehensive guide to the world of mergers and acquisitions

    Why do so many M&A transactions fail? And what drives the success of those deals that are consummated? Robert Bruner explains that M&A can be understood as a response by managers to forces of turbulence in their environment. Despite the material failure rates of mergers and acquisitions, those pulling the trigger on key strategic decisions can make them work if they spend great care and rigor in the development of their M&A deals. By addressing the key factors of M&A success and failure, Applied Mergers and Acquisitions can help readers do this. Written by one of the foremost thinkers and educators in the field, this invaluable resource teaches readers the art and science of M&A valuation, deal negotiation, and bargaining, and provides a framework for considering tradeoffs in an effort to optimize the value of any M&A deal. Applied Mergers and Acquisitions is part of a complete suite of resources on M&A that includes a workbook and a website with additional spreadsheets.

  • World English: From Aloha to Zed

    From Albuquerque to Melbourne to Zanzibar, a lively tour of English usage around the world

    Is "What?s up, Doc?" an appropriate response to a Scot who asks if you?re wabbit?

    Is it logical to assume that a cowhand has been dipping into the loco weed when he tells you he?s six feet above snakes?

    If an Australian gives you heaps, should you thank him, laugh, get angry, or see a doctor?

    With World English, you?ll never be in the dark about the meanings of these and thousands of other English words and phrases. Featuring complete definitions of almost 3,000 English terms from around the world, World English is an endless source of insight, inspiration, and fun for writers, word mavens, international business people, students, and sophisticated travelers alike.

    The only A-to-Z reference to English usage around the world
    * Features almost 3,000 English words and phrases
    * Entries include concise definitions, regions of origin, cross-cultural synonyms, and notes on etymology

    "We have adopted as words Bartlett?s and Webster?s; maybe someday, we?ll have Hendrickson?s as a generic term."-Library Journal, from a review of Human Words

  • Genetics and the Search for Modern Human Origins

    A major debate in anthropology concerns the relationship between anatomically modern humans and earlier "archaic" humans including the Neandertals. What was the origin of modern humans? Did we arise as a new species in Africa 200,000 years ago and then replace archaic human populations outside of Africa, or are our origins part of a single evolving lineage extending back over the past two million years? In addition to fossil and archaeological evidence, anthropologists have increasingly turned to using genetic data on living populations to address this question. Patterns of genetic variation within and between living human populations are felt to contain clues as to our species? evolutionary history, and provide a reflection of the past.

    This book reviews the modern human origins debate focusing on the genetic evidence relating to our origins, including genetic variation in living humans and recent discoveries of ancient DNA from fossil specimens. Following a brief introduction to the problem and a review of evolutionary genetics, the book focuses on gene trees and the search for a common ancestor, genetic diversity within populations, genetic distances between populations, the use of genetic data to reconstruct ancient demography, and Neandertal DNA. The main point of the text is that although the genetic data are often compatible with a replacement model, they are also compatible with some multiregional models. The concluding chapter makes the case that modern human origins are mostly, but not exclusively, out of Africa.

  • ActivePerlTM with ASP and ADO

    "Everything you will need in one book for ASP and ADO programming with Perl and PerlScript. A must-have for every Perl developer?s library."-Douglas Lankshear, Senior Developer, ActiveState Tool Corporation
    This powerful book/CD package gets you up to speed on all of ActivePerl?s features in no time. Tobias Martinsson introduces the tools included in ActivePerl and walks you through installationand configuration, then gives you an overview of the syntax, variables, functions, control structures, and regular expressions of Perl and PerlScript. Chapters on ASP and ADO demystify the jargon, com-ponents, and concepts behind the technologies, and then focus on the objects and functionalities they can add to your programs. Extensive code examples teach you how and where to use the objects, events that trigger them, and how to program with optimal performance in mind. And as a valuable reference, the author provides detailed tables on each object and its associated task options throughout the book to help you harness the full power of ASP and ADO.
    Inside, you?ll find comprehensive discussions of:
    * Perl and PerlScript programming concepts
    * Universal Data Access (UDA)
    * Database programming
    * Active Server Pages (ASP)
    * Active Data Objects (ADO): Connection, Command, Error, Field, Parameter, Property, Record, Recordset, and Stream
    CD-ROM includes:
    * ActivePerl Build 522
    * All examples and scripts from the book
    * All ADO scripts converted to Perl code

  • Management of Data in Clinical Trials

    Timely, authoritative, complete-a comprehensive guide to managing data in clinical trials

    At some point during their training, virtually all health professionals are exposed to the theory of clinical trials, but few are taught about the practical details of organizing and conducting a clinical trial. This book fills that gap in training.

    Management of Data in Clinical Trials is a valuable working resource for anyone involved in any type of clinical trial-from large multicenter trials to small single-investigator studies. The information is relevant to trials in all disease areas, done in any clinical setting, and is general enough to be applicable both within and outside the United States. This authoritative handbook offers in-depth coverage of accrual and follow-up phases of a clinical trial and provides valuable expert advice and step-by-step guidance on:
    * Trial planning and resource assessment
    * Developing a trial protocol and case report forms
    * Selection and use of computers and software for clinical trials
    * Eligibility checking and patient registration
    * Data collection and data entry
    * Quality control systems at the local and central levels
    * Training and education of data management staff
    * The role of data management in implementing good clinical practice (GCP)
    * Development of software tools for trial management

  • Multinational Financial Management

    Presents a comprehensive discussion of the foreign exchange market. Discusses the key parity conditions in international finance that relate interest rates, exchange rates, and inflation rates, and the underlying arbitrage considerations that determine them-along with numerous real-world applications. Presents distinctions between real and nominal exchange rates and between accounting and economic exposure and their significance for exchange risk management.

  • Functional Analysis: An Introduction to Banach Space Theory

    A powerful introduction to one of the most active areas of theoretical and applied mathematics

    This distinctive introduction to one of the most far-reaching and beautiful areas of mathematics focuses on Banach spaces as the milieu in which most of the fundamental concepts are presented. While occasionally using the more general topological vector space and locally convex space setting, it emphasizes the development of the reader?s mathematical maturity and the ability to both understand and "do" mathematics. In so doing, Functional Analysis provides a strong springboard for further exploration on the wide range of topics the book presents, including:
    * Weak topologies and applications
    * Operators on Banach spaces
    * Bases in Banach spaces
    * Sequences, series, and geometry in Banach spaces

    Stressing the general techniques underlying the proofs, Functional Analysis also features many exercises for immediate clarification of points under discussion. This thoughtful, well-organized synthesis of the work of those mathematicians who created the discipline of functional analysis as we know it today also provides a rich source of research topics and reference material.

  • Advanced Assembler Language and MVS Interfaces: For IBM Systems and Application Programmers

    This updated and expanded edition of the #1 guide to advanced Assembler language programming does everything you wish IBM manuals would do, and more. With the help of 225 bug-free coding examples, many taken from real-world implementations, author Carmine Cannatello describes a wide range of essential Assembler coding techniques not found in most books on the subject. He also acquaints you with important MVS facilities and services and their required program interfaces, and shows you step-by-step how to program them.

    A complete guide for programmers working on all IBM mainframe systems, from System/360 through System/390 series mainframes, this book covers:
    * Testing and debugging
    * Assembler algorithms tested on various mainframes
    * Reentrant programs, branch tables, external subroutines, and other "exotic" techniques
    * 31-bit addressing
    * Extended addressability
    * Cross-memory services
    * Using the Linkage Editor

    Visit our Web site at www.wiley.com/compbooks/

  • Getting Started in Online Brokers

    What every investor should know before investing with an online stock broker
    Getting Started in Using Online Brokers provides a quick survey of online brokerages and guidance on how to decide between them. Investors will find information on the many factors one must consider before opening an account. It?s one book every investor should keep next to the keyboard when venturing into the lucrative but risky world of online investing.

  • Fast Track Visual C++®6.0 Programming

    Get up to speed with the latest version of Visual C++. What makes Fast Track the C++ guide of choice is leading expert Steve Holzner?s practical approach to learning by example. Cutting right to the core of issues crucial to programmers, this book begins with a brief refresher course and then moves quickly onto the skills that really count: capturing images, metafiles, and other advanced graphics; creating and synchronizing multithreaded programs; capturing keystrokes with Windows hooks; building a Web browser; building ActiveX controls; and much more.

    Companion Web site provides all source code from the book.

    Visual C++ is a trademark of Microsoft, Inc.

  • The Fox and the Whirlwind: General George Crook and Geronimo, A Paired Biography


    "An invaluable addition to western history."-Evan Connell, author of Son of the Morning Star

    "Written like fine historical fiction, but substantial, substantive, enlightening."-Kirkus Reviews

    This captivating dual biography chronicles the lives and battles of two of America?s most famous warriors, the legendary Apache shaman, Geronimo, and the nation?s most successful Indian fighter, General George Crook. Artfully constructed from their own words, as well as newspaper accounts and the firsthand recollections of those who fought with-and against-them, here is a compelling and uniquely evenhanded account of the intriguing men at the center of one of American history?s most definitive, longest-running struggles-the infamous Apache Wars. Born to defend their respective cultures-and destined to destroy each other in the process-the vengeful, spiritually powerful Indian warrior and the remorseless, consummate professional officer are inextricably bound to each other in the fabric of our country, and in the hearts of their peoples.

  • A History of Graphic Design

    Critical acclaim for previous editions of A History of Graphic Design

    "I expect it to become a foundation and keystone of serious study . . . it is a fortress work." -Communication Arts

    "[It] traces the role of the designer as a messenger of culture." -STA Journal

    "Now . . . a hefty, yet concise, documentation of the entire field exists." -Print

    "It is a noble and formidable undertaking." -he Artist?s Magazine

    "An excellent and invaluable work." -Library Journal

    "This is a reference work that reads like a novel. It?s comprehensive, authoritative, graphic, and exciting." -U&lc: The Journal of Typographics

    "[This book] establishes graphic design as a profession. Bravo!" -Design Issues

    "A significant attempt at a comprehensive history of graphic design . . . it will be an eye-opener not only for general readers, but for designers who have been unaware of their legacy." -The New York Times

    "Mr. Meggs enthusiastically conveys these excitements to us, from the invention of photography and ?popular graphics of the Victorian era? through the Arts and Crafts movement, Art Nouveau, the Secession, the isms . . . to the Modern Movement. . . . More importantly, he shows us the joins as well as the parts."-rinting World

    After a decade of research by the author, the first edition of A History of Graphic Design was heralded as a publishing landmark by the Association of American Publishers, who awarded it a coveted award for publishing excellence. Now, after fifteen years of development in graphic design, this expanded and updated Third Edition includes hundreds of full-color images and new material in many areas, including alphabets, Japanese and Dutch graphics, and the computer revolution which has impacted all aspects of contemporary design and communications. With its approximately 1,200 illustrations, lucid text, and interpretive captions, the book reveals a saga of creative innovators, breakthrough technologies, and important design innovations.

    Graphic design is a vital component of each culture and period in human history, and in this account, an extraordinary panorama of people and events unfolds, including:
    * The Invention of Writing and Alphabets
    * Medieval Manuscript Books
    * The Origins of Printing and Typography
    * Renaissance Graphic Design
    * The Arts and Crafts Movement
    * Victorian and Art Nouveau Graphics
    * Modern Art and Its Impact on Design
    * Visual Identity and Conceptual Images
    * Postmodern Design
    * The Computer Graphics Revolution

    A History of Graphic Design is recognized as a seminal work; this Third Edition surpasses in detail and breadth the content, design, and color reproduction of previous editions. It is required reading for professionals, students, and everyone who works with or loves the world of graphic design. This comprehensive reference tool is an invaluable visual survey that you will turn to again and again.

  • Planned Giving: Management, Marketing, and Law/Book and Disk

    This volume explores the management and legal issues that a fund-raising professional must know in order to run a programme successfully. It explains the development of a scheme, marketing and related fund-raising activities, the participants (from donors to tax and financial advisors), gifts, taxation, estate and financial planning, and planned giving's relationship to the overall fund-raising programme. The book includes an easy-to-use diskette with more than 140 sample forms, documents, checklists, marketing pieces and more, that can be adapted to suit the needs of the reader.

  • On Time Within Budget: Software Project Management Practices and Techniques

    A developer?s survival guide packed with real-life case

    studies, tips, techniques, and best practices for completing software projects on time and within budget

    Whether you work at a large or small company, this book will provide you with expert, down-in-the-trenches tips, techniques, and strategies to deliver a software project in a cost-effective and timely way. Real-life case studies let you learn from the mistakes as well as the successes of others. Author E. M. Bennatan zeroes in on proven methods for avoiding bottlenecks and overruns at every step in the software development cycle--from cost estimating to product delivery.

    The Third Edition of this bestselling guide routes you directly to what you need to know about:
    * Managing both small and large projects in a distributed environment
    * Common development problems and how to avoid them
    * Preparing estimates and proposals and bidding for contracts
    * Managing teams for maximum quality and productivity
    * Proven scheduling and project development planning techniques

    New to this edition:
    * How best to ensure an effective relationship with customers
    * Risk management and disaster prevention
    * The pros and cons of acquiring custom software from outside suppliers
    * Managing multinational projects
    * How to save time by reusing software components

  • Natural Pattern Forms: A Practical Sourcebook for Landscape Design

    Natural Pattern Forms A Practical Sourcebook for Landscape Design Richard L. Dube Here for the first time is a practical guide to naturalistic landscape design. With the aid of easy-to-use templates, author Richard L. Dube introduces you to 48 natural pattern forms, and shows you how to apply these natural solutions to everyday outdoor design problems. Imagine drawing from a palette as varied as an arcing river, receding hills--even clouds and frost. This book provides the inspiration you need to break away from staid design solutions and discover design solutions that are creative and natural. All 48 original templates include a sketch, a photo, and a discussion of the structure, aesthetic attributes, and underlying emotional tone of the pattern form. In addition, Mr. Dube shows how each form can be reconfigured to meet the needs of specific spaces. Further, each template is cross-referenced to specific design applications, demonstrating practical ways to incorporate natural pattern forms in real designs. This book is a unique and invaluable visual resource for professionals and a creative guide for students who are learning to see the natural landscape in a new way. In addition to expanding any existing repertoire of design solutions, this important new resource:
    * Looks at specific design problems.
    * Offers a range of possible solutions for each problem.
    * Explains how and where to look for natural patterns.
    * Presents information in a clear and concise manner.
    * Provides beautiful visual examples.
    Author Richard L. Dube is uniquely qualified to create the first practical guide to naturalistic landscape design. A practicing landscape designer for 17 years, Mr. Dube is a professional interpretive naturalist with extensive knowledge of Japanese landscape design and construction. In this book he draws upon his knowledge of the conscious use of natural pattern forms in the world-renowned gardens of Japan.

  • Dynamics of Molecule Surface Interaction

    Chemical reactions at surfaces do not follow the same reaction dynamics as atoms in the gas phase. The changes from "ideal" interactions depend on the electronic structure and the spatial and geometric shape of the surface. The dynamics of chemical reactions at surfaces have all the complexity of gas-phase molecules reaction dynamics, plus those associated with the additional phenomena due to the presence of a solid surface.

  • Data Engineering – Fuzzy Mathematics in Systems Theory and Data Analysis

    Although data engineering is a multi-disciplinary field with applications in control, decision theory, and the emerging hot area of bioinformatics, there are no books on the market that make the subject accessible to non-experts. This book fills the gap in the field, offering a clear, user-friendly introduction to the main theoretical and practical tools for analyzing complex systems. An ftp site features the corresponding MATLAB and Mathematical tools and simulations.
    Market: Researchers in data management, electrical engineering, computer science, and life sciences.

  • Financial Accounting: Tools for Business Decision Making Annual Report Project

    Now in its Third Edition, Financial Accounting by Kimmel, Weygandt, and Kieso has been tested and approved in the classroom. This best-selling text has helped students hit the road with a practical set of tools, and the confidence they need to use those tools effectively in making business decisions.

    Financial Accounting provides students with an understanding of those concepts that are fundamental to the use of accounting. Starting with a "macro" view of accounting information, the authors present real financial statements and establish how a financial statement communicates the financing, investing, and operating activities of a business to users of accounting information. They motivate students by grounding the discussion in the real world, showing them the relevance of the topics covered to their future career.

    Student Workbook:  This valuable study guide, written to use side-by-side with the Financial Accounting textbook provides the guidance and assurance you need to exceeed in the course.  Included a re study objectives, demonstration problems, true/false and multiple-choice questions, solutions, to exercises, chapter outlines, and blank working papers.

  • Typographic Design: Form and Communication

    Includes 80 full-color pages addressing the important issue of color in typographic design.
    * New case studies showcase design for Web sites, CD-ROMs, and environmental graphics in addition to the existing case studies which detail examples of visual identification systems, book and magazine design, film and video text, and wayfinding graphics, along with outlines for analysis and solutions.
    * Revised technology section emphasizes current digital type technology.
    * Five new typefaces are included in the type specimens chapter.
    * New information is included on legibility and the Internet.

  • Metal Failures: Mechanisms, Analysis, Prevention

    comprehensive coverage of both the "how" and "why" of metal failures

    Metal Failures gives engineers the intellectual tools and practical understanding needed to analyze failures from a structural point of view. Its proven methods of examination and analysis enable investigators to:
    * Reach correct, fact-based conclusions on the causes of metal failures
    * Present and defend these conclusions before highly critical bodies
    * Suggest design improvements that may prevent future failures

    Analytical methods presented include stress analysis, fracture mechanics, fatigue analysis, corrosion science, and nondestructive testing. Numerous case studies illustrate the application of basic principles of metallurgy and failure analysis to a wide variety of real-world situations. Readers learn how to investigate and analyze failures that involve:
    * Alloys and coatings
    * Brittle and ductile fractures
    * Thermal and residual stresses
    * Creep and fatigue
    * Corrosion, hydrogen embrittlement, and stress-corrosion cracking

    This useful professional reference is also an excellent learning tool for senior-level students in mechanical, materials, and civil engineering.

  • Physics, Volume 1

    Written for the full year or three term Calculus-based University Physics course for science and engineering majors, the publication of the first edition of Physics in 1960 launched the modern era of Physics textbooks. It was a new paradigm at the time and continues to be the dominant model for all texts. Physics is the most realistic option for schools looking to teach a more demanding course.

  • The Fast Forward MBA in Business Math

    The Fast Forward MBA in Business Math brings you the information you need when you need it most-now!

    This practical, easy-to-use guide gives you instant access to such crucial business math concepts as algebra, time value of money, and statistics. In short, lively segments using real-world examples, Professor Peter Garrity of Columbia Business School delivers the facts you need to master everyday business math problems-whether in product development, forecasting budgets, or even starting a business. You?ll find brief descriptions of key business math concepts, tips on real-world applications, compact case studies, and technology shortcuts.

    Here are all the tools you need to manage even the most intricate business math problems. You?ll discover:
    * How to master the basic quantitative skills that are part of any business environment, such as future and present value, internal rate of return, and net present value
    * Tips for using the latest software and technology tools to solve business math problems
    * How to use statistics for decision making, such as descriptive statistical analysis and regression
    * And much more

    From the creators of the bestselling Portable MBA series comes The Fast Forward MBA . . .
    * A quick way to brush up on new ideas
    * An easy-to-use format that fits in any briefcase
    * Real-world information that you can put to use now!

  • Modern Methods Quality 2E

    This is a revision of a classic! This text provides a single source for information on both the structure and management of quality systems and the use of statistics to control and improve quality. It incorporates an international flavor and a good balance of services and manufacturing coverage. The goal of the second edition remains the same as the first edition - to promote learning by means of practical, effective applications intended to develop, control, and improve quality systems and processes.

  • Private Foundations: Tax Law and Compliance, 2001 Cumulative Supplement

    Private foundations are subject to a unique and complex set of (mostly tax) regulations that govern everything from how much money they give away to their investment policies and procedures. This is the only single-volume reference that covers all aspects of tax compliance for private foundations. This book is supplemented annually.

  • Moisture Control Handbook: Principles and Practices for Residential and Small Commercial Buildings

    In the climate-controlled buildings of today, moisture problems affect not only the useable life expectancy of the structure, but the comfort and health of the occupants. This reference is the first to apply up-to-date moisture control and treatment techniques in a problem/solution format. Opening with an introductory explanation of the nature and causes of mold, mildew, and condensation, the book gives specific advice on heated, cooled, and combination environments, plus a short course in the dynamics of moisture movement within buildings. Other invaluable coverage includes:
    * clear, detailed recommended practices for all United States climates
    * practices for cooling as well as heating climates (often, heating climate solutions are applied in cooling climates, where problems and solutions are completely different)
    * an overall, systematic view of moisture problems--including how mechanical systems and occupant lifestyles can create and also resolve moisture problems
    * actual case studies of buildings with moisture problems that illustrate the principles and practices presented in the book
    This detailed, no-nonsense exploration of moisture cause and effect--as well as its protection and remediation--will expand readers? knowledge on this crucial subject. Moisture Control Handbook will be welcomed by building contractors, architects, mechanical engineers, building science researchers, building product manufacturers, homeowners, and small commercial building owners.

  • The Accelerating Universe: Infinite Expansion, the Cosmological Constant, and the Beauty of the Cosmos

    Advance Praise for The Accelerating Universe

    "The Accelerating Universe is not only an informative book about modern cosmology. It is rich storytelling and, above all, a celebration of the human mind in its quest for beauty in all things."
    Alan Lightman, author of Einstein?s Dreams

    "This is a wonderfully lucid account of the extraordinary discoveries that have made the last years a golden period for observational cosmology. But Mario Livio has not only given the reader one clear explanation after another of what astronomers are up to, he has used them to construct a provocative argument for the importance of aesthetics in the development of science and for the inseparability of science, art, and culture."
    Lee Smolin, author of The Life of the Cosmos

    "What a pleasure to read! An exciting, simple account of the universe revealed by modern astronomy. Beautifully written, clearly presented, informed by scientific and philosophical insights."
    John Bahcall, Institute for Advanced Study

    "A book with charm, beauty, elegance, and importance. As authoritative a journey as can be taken through modern cosmology."
    Allan Sandage, Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington

  • Atlas of Foreshortening: The Human Figure in Deep Perspective

    A unique visual encyclopedia for artists and illustrators

    Like its acclaimed predecessor, the Second Edition of this outstanding photographic reference offers illustrators, fine artists, and animators immediate access to the human form in deep perspective, that is, foreshortened. With all-new photographs, the Atlas of Foreshortening features:
    * Over 530 high-quality photographs
    * Both male and female nudes
    * Poses with slight, moderate, and marked foreshortening
    * Detail shots and full-body photographs
    * Many poses shot from multiple angles

  • The Second Legal Answer Book for Nonprofit Organizations

    Even more concise, authoritative answers to questions concerning the business, tax, legal, and fund-raising practices of nonprofit organizations

    The Second Legal Answer Book for Nonprofit Organizations

    Tailored exclusively to aid nonprofit managers and their professional advisers, this comprehensive reference presents--in plain English--guidance on the latest trends and developments in nonprofit law today. Nonprofit executives will appreciate the question-and-answer format and real-world, workable solutions, to some of the key challenges facing nonprofit organizations, including intermediate sanctions, the competition and commerciality doctrines, partnerships and joint ventures, private foundation rules, disclosure and distribution rules, annual report requirements, and much more.

    Written by one of today?s leading legal authorities on tax-exempt organizations, this book is a useful guide to understanding areas of statutes, regulations, and other laws governing tax-exempt organizations. Periodic updates will keep readers informed of the current statutes and regulations in the nonprofit sector, and citations will guide readers to more detailed references. Nonprofit executives, board members, fund-raising professionals, lawyers, and accountants will find The Second Legal Answer Book for Nonprofit Organizations to be an indispensable resource.

  • The Advanced Professional Pastry Chef

    Up-to-date, advanced techniques for the professional pastry chef and serious home baker

    The Advanced Professional Pastry Chef brings up-to-date coverage of the latest baking and pastry techniques to a new generation of pastry chefs and serious home bakers. This book covers advanced material and - like chef Bo?s classic The Professional Pastry Chef: Fundamentals of Baking and Pastry, Fourth Edition - contains contemporary information to meet the needs of today?s pastry kitchen. This volume contains nearly 500 recipes, which emphasize the techniques and presentations offered in top restaurants and bakeshops today.

    Topics covered in depth include:

    • Decorated cakes
    • Modernist desserts
    • Wedding cakes and holiday favorites
    • Sugar work
    • Marzipan figures
    • Chocolate decorations
    Illustrated step-by-step instructions demystify even the most complex techniques and preparations, while over 100 vivid color photographs bring finished dishes to life.

  • Beyond the Stone Arches: An American Medical Missonary Doctor in China, 1892-1932

    Advance Praise for Beyond the Stone Arches
    ""Now the world can share the life of this great man. In its intimate detail, this is a fascinating story that serves as a valuable introduction to the people of a country so important to us today.""-Walter Cronkite
    ""A fascinating look at China from the point of view of an American medical missionary, this absorbing life of a quiet hero rings with authenticity and sheds light on the turbulent years from the late 1800s to 1932 that will be a revelation for most Western readers.""-Adeline Yen Mah, author of Falling Leaves
    ""This is a proud man's story of a father who lived a life of a medical missionary in China for forty years-a life of service, sacrifice, joy, and fulfillment. The pages turn easily and quickly with humor, care, and love. It's a jewel of a book that will remain with you forever.""-Jim Lehrer, The News Hour
    ""A small gem. Edward Bliss embarked, against great odds, on a remarkable range of activities aimed at improving the livelihood of common people. He was a veritable one-man Peace Corps. His is an inspiring story that warms the heart and enriches the soul.""-H. T. Huang, author of Science and Civilization in China
    ""It took three years for Edward Bliss, M.D., to ascend the Min River in a convoy of three river junks in 1893, averaging fourteen miles a day. This was his first trip to Shaowu, which became his home for forty-two years, a tumultuous and dangerous time and place. His son tells the story of his father's life and work in fascinating detail, drawing on a trove of letters and extensive interviews with his father.""-Donald MacInnis, former Methodist missionary and China Program Director, National Council of Churches/USA

  • Essentials of Professional Cooking: Textbook and NRAEF Student Workbook

    Managers of restaurants and other foodservice operations need to know how to cook but do not have to be chefs in order to manage them effectively. Written by Wayne Gisslen, author of the bestselling Professional Cooking, this book gives managers in the foodservice field the information they need about cooking in order to do their jobs well.

    Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

  • Janice VanCleave′s Electricity: Mind-boggling Experiments You Can Turn Into Science Fair Projects

    The perfect science fair idea books . Spectacular Science Projects Janice Vancleave?s Electricity
    * How do you make a battery out of a lemon?
    * Can a magnet produce electricity?
    * How does a flashlight work?
    Janice VanCleave?s Electricity includes 20 simple and fun experiments that allow you to discover the answers to these and other fascinating questions about electricity, plus dozens of additional suggestions for developing your own science fair projects. Learn about electric charges with a simple experiment using modeling clay and a plastic straw; about voltage using a bowl, paper towels, and a raw egg; about conductors with some clothespins, aluminum foil, and a flashlight bulb; and much more. All experiments are safe, use inexpensive household materials, and involve a minimum of preparation and clean up. Children ages 8-12 Also available in the Spectacular Science Projects Series: Janice VanCleave?s Animals Janice VanCleave?s Earthquakes Janice VanCleave?s Gravity Janice VanCleave?s Machines Janice VanCleave?s Magnets Janice VanCleave?s Molecules Janice VanCleave?s Microscopes and Magnifying Lenses Janice VanCleave?s Volcanoes Janice VanCleave?s Weather

  • Waltzing with the Raptors: A Practical Roadmap to Protecting Your Company′s Reputation

    The Velociraptor was among creation?s most ferocious predators, and its killer instinct lives on in the form of well-intentioned but deadly activist groups ready to shred and devour your company?s reputation.

    Waltzing with the Raptors presents the cutting-edge concept of Reputation Assurance, an indispensable system for measuring a company?s reputation and social accountability. Adhering to the belief that business has the power to build prosperous global communities, Glen Peters identifies the practical steps that any company can take to achieve, monitor, and maintain a solid reputation. Based on a global study of multinationals in North America, Europe, and Asia, Reputation Assurance is used by PricewaterhouseCoopers, the global thought leaders.

    The first step in learning how to waltz is listening to the music, or rather, listening to the wishes of the wide constituency of institutions and people who inhabit the world market. As recently as the last decade, products were still being launched based almost entirely on the opinion of the R&D department. Today, a product launch without detailed market research would be considered reckless if not suicidal. Likewise, it is no longer safe for senior executives to take management actions and make decisions in the belief that they can interpret the wishes of their shareholders, employees, customers, and the society in which they operate. When Shell went ahead with plans to sink a defunct North Sea oil platform, it sought the approval of the U.K. government, but failed to acknowledge Greenpeace and the millions of Shell customers who forced a company U-turn. Civil rights groups, religious organizations, single-issue parties, and many others make up the stirring medley of people companies have to listen to, to keep waltzing.

    Reputation Assurance applies a framework of principles for business excellence across the company. The new paradigm ensures fair and competitive returns for shareholders, understands and meets customer expectations and guarantees, offers employees fair compensation, honesty, and openness in communication, and takes suggestions and complaints seriously. Finally, the framework promotes corporate accountability to society as a whole by contributing to the economic power of its citizens, promoting human rights, disclosing relevant information, and respecting at all times local culture and laws. Waltzing, after all, isn?t just fancy footwork but an art. Once companies learn and practice the steps, they will find their reputations admired by all.

    "I have long believed that companies can only hope to operate successfully if they have an invisible ?License to Operate? from their employees, customers, partners, and shareholders, together with society as a whole. This excellent book points out that these relationships are under increasing threat from predators and require cohesive, coherent, and well thought out management if companies are to succeed. The company?s reputation is no longer in the category of ?nice to have?, it is now absolutely crucial for continued survival."-Sir John Harvey-Jones, former Chairman, ICI (U.K.).

    "Glen Peters?s fine book focuses on the importance of the employees and the environment to a company?s bottom line, in addition to stockholders. His recommendations fit with findings that large companies that pay attention to these factors historically outperform those that don?t."-Jeff Seglin, Visiting Fellow, Center for the Study of Values in Public Life, Harvard University.

    "Waltzing with the Raptors cogently and engagingly shows how managers who actively listen and are responsive to their company?s stakeholders, who monitor, verify, and report on performance, can transform powerful and feisty critics into partners, thereby protecting and enhancing their company?s reputation."-Alice Tepper Martin, President, Council on Economic Priorities.

  • The Master Dictionary of Food and Wine

    The completely revised and updated edition contains more than 8,000 terms relating to food ingredients, cooking styles, preparation techniques, utensils, and types of culinary service. Clear and concise definitions, word origins, and simple phonetic pronunciations make this an invaluable resource for food and beverage professionals.

  • The Six Sigma Revolution: How General Electric and Others Turned Process Into Profits.

    Applying this revolutionary management strategy to drive positive change in an organization
    Currently exploding onto the American business scene, the Six Sigma methodology fuels improved effectiveness and efficiency in an organization; according to General Electric?s Jack Welch, it?s the "most important initiative [they] have ever undertaken." Written by the consultant to GE Capital who helped implement Six Sigma at GE and GE?s General Manager of e-Commerce, Making Six Sigma Last offers businesses the tools they need to make Six Sigma work for them--and cultivate long-lasting, positive results. Successful Six Sigma occurs when the technical and cultural components of change balance in an organization; this timely, comprehensive book is devoted to the cultural component of implementing Six Sigma, explaining how to manage it to maintain that balance. The authors address how to create the need for Six Sigma; diagnose the four types of resistance to Six Sigma and how to overcome them; manage the systems and structures; and lead a Six Sigma initiative. This book applies the Six Sigma approach to business operations across the organization--unlike other titles that focus on product development. Plus, it provides strategies, tactics, and tools to improve profitability by centering on the relationship between product defects and product yields, reliability, costs, cycle time, and schedule.
    George Eckes (Superior, CO) is the founder and principal consultant for Eckes & Associates. His clients include GE Capital, Pfizer, Westin, Honeywell, and Volvo. Eckes has published numerous papers on the topic of performance improvement and is the author of The Six Sigma Revolution: How General Electric and Others Turned Process into Profits (0-471-38822-X) (Wiley).

  • Advanced PowerBuilder® 7 Techniques

    PowerBuilder (r) for power users.

    This latest edition of the #1 guide to advanced PowerBuilder techniques reveals powerful solutions to hard-core programming problems. From building business logic with User Objects, to creating layout forms with the HTML DataWindow, it offers step-by-step guidance on mastering the latest features of PowerBuilder 7. And, like its critically-acclaimed predecessor, it is loaded with proven, hard-to-find programming techniques, ready-to-run code, and real-world examples.

    The authors show how to:
    * Develop applications using PowerBuilder?s new and improved user interface
    * Program using PowerBuilder Foundation Classes
    * Build advanced applications with integrated Internet tools
    * Develop robust, scaleable distributed applications with Jaguar CTS
    * Develop Distributed PowerBuilder (DPB) applications
    * Interface with Microsoft Messaging API, Open Repository CASE API, Word, Excel, Windows SDK, and version control software
    * Solve network and performance problems
    * Test and debug PowerBuilder applications

    CD-ROM includes:
    * Source code from the book
    * HOW 3.0 Learning Edition demo

    Visit our Web site at: www.wiley.com/compbooks/

  • Oracle E-Business Suite 11i: Implementing Core Financial Applications

    Oracle is the second largest software company in the world, second only to SAP in ERP vendors. Now, after five years, Oracle has come out with the newest release of their ERP system, version 11i. The "i" represents Oracle?s first presentation of its applications in Internet form, one in which the concept of specific forms loaded as clients or as dumb terminals is replaced by a commitment to industry standard Internet form that should be accessible by anyone, anywhere. This book explains in clear language for financial as well as IT professionals how to utilize Oracle applications to retrieve information.
    Oracle E-Business Suite 11i: Implementing Core Financial Applications will walk the reader through the process of the Oracle 11i upgrade/conversion and provide a tutorial path for navigating through financials. Its step-by-step guidance shortens the implementation process by providing the menu paths of the actual package and in-depth descriptions of how to use the screens as well as explanations of such user-friendly aspects as customizing the program for individual use.
    Whether your company has been a dedicated Oracle customer or is considering adopting the powerful capabilities of this latest version, Oracle E-Business Suite 11i: Implementing Core Financial Applications will help you quickly master the program and turn it into one of your business?s most powerful back-office tools.

  • Data Structures and Algorithms in Java

    Using the power of technology to go beyond the borders of the printed page, Goodrich and Tamassia have created a book that is conceptually elegant and innovative. It incorporates the object-oriented design paradigm, using Java as the implementation language while also providing the fundamental intuition and analysis of each data structure studied.

  • Fibonacci and Lucas Numbers with Applications

    The first comprehensive survey of mathematics? most fascinating number sequences
    Fibonacci and Lucas numbers have intrigued amateur and professional mathematicians for centuries. This volume represents the first attempt to compile a definitive history and authoritative analysis of these famous integer sequences, complete with a wealth of exciting applications, enlightening examples, and fun exercises that offer numerous opportunities for exploration and experimentation.
    The author has assembled a myriad of fascinating properties of both Fibonacci and Lucas numbers-as developed by a wide range of sources-and catalogued their applications in a multitude of widely varied disciplines such as art, stock market investing, engineering, and neurophysiology. Most of the engaging and delightful material here is easily accessible to college and even high school students, though advanced material is included to challenge more sophisticated Fibonacci enthusiasts. A historical survey of the development of Fibonacci and Lucas numbers, biographical sketches of intriguing personalities involved in developing the subject, and illustrative examples round out this thorough and amusing survey. Most chapters conclude with numeric and theoretical exercises that do not rely on long and tedious proofs of theorems. Highlights include:
    * Balanced blend of theory and real-world applications
    * Excellent reference material for student reports and projects
    * User-friendly, informal, and entertaining writing style
    * Historical interjections and short biographies that add a richer perspective to the topic
    * Reference sections providing important symbols, problem solutions, and fundamental properties from the theory of numbers and matrices
    Fibonacci and Lucas Numbers with Applications provides mathematicians with a wealth of reference material in one convenient volume and presents an in-depth and entertaining resource for enthusiasts at every level and from any background.

  • The Investor′s Quotient: The Psychology of Successful Investing in Commodities & Stocks

    Praise for the classic guide to gaining a psychological advantage in investment and trading

    "The Investor?s Quotient is destined to go down in history as the ultimate book on investor psychology . . . it explains the psychology of a trader in clear and simple English . . . and it teaches highly effective methods designed to improve the bottom line . . ."-Larry Williams, author Long-Term Secrets to Short-Term Trading

    "The Investor?s Quotient is a welcome breath of fresh air in what has been a too-long-avoided subject-the psychological reasons why some people win and most others lose in the commodity markets. More than that, Jake Bernstein proves in this book he is an excellent teacher, and clearly and candidly shows how greater knowledge of yourself can become your most effective trading tool. It?s a must for every trader?s library."-Leon Rose, Publisher Newsletter and Managed Account Reports

    "Should be required reading for all traders and investors. It has helped immeasurably through the years . . . I?d be lost without it."-Don Sarno, Former Director
    Commodities Educational Institute

    "This is the classic book on investor psychology. It has paved the way to a new era of investor success and self-confidence . . ."-Steve Moore
    Moore Research Center

    ". . . convincing . . . This thoroughgoing manual should help impulsive investors save money."-Publishers Weekly

    For updates on new and bestselling Wiley finance books: wiley.com/wbns

  • Cold-Formed Steel Design

    The definitive text in the field, thoroughly updated and expanded
    Hailed by professionals around the world as the definitive text on the subject, Cold-Formed Steel Design is an indispensable resource for all who design for and work with cold-formed steel. No other book provides such exhaustive coverage of both the theory and practice of cold-formed steel construction. Updated and expanded to reflect all the important developments that have occurred in the field over the past decade, this Third Edition of the classic text provides you with more of the detailed, up-to-the-minute technical information and expert guidance you need to make optimum use of this incredibly versatile material for building construction.
    Wei-Wen Yu, an internationally respected authority in the field, draws upon decades of experience in cold-formed steel design, research, teaching, and development of design specifications to provide guidance on all practical aspects of cold-formed steel design for manufacturing, civil engineering, and building applications. Throughout the book, he describes the structural behavior of cold-formed steel members and connections from both the theoretical and experimental perspectives, and discusses the rationale behind the AISI design provisions. Cold-Formed Steel Design, Third Edition features complete coverage of:
    * AISI 1996 cold-formed steel design specification with the 1999 supplement
    * Both ASD and LRFD methods
    * The latest design procedures for structural members
    * Updated design information for connections and systems
    * Contemporary design criteria around the world
    * The latest computer-aided design techniques
    Cold-Formed Steel Design, Third Edition is a necessary tool-of-the-trade for structural engineers, manufacturers, construction managers, and architects. It is also an excellent advanced text for college students and researchers in structural engineering, architectural engineering, construction engineering, and related disciplines.

  • Divorce Rules For Men: A Man to Man Guide for Managing Your Split and Saving Thousands

    Getting Divorced?Protect Yourself . . . and Your Money

    "This book combines basic tax law with the practicalities of protective analysis and negotiation technique. It provides an extremely valuable ?thinking man?s? checklist. Women should also find the book interesting reading." -DAVID CLURMAN, PHILLIPS NIZER BENJAMIN KRIM & BALLON LLP

    "This is an invaluable treatise that guides men through every ?nook and cranny? of the divorce process, from the decision to split to its lifelong aftermath. I wish this book had been available twenty-five years ago when I went through my own divorce." -DAVID W. SMITH, PRESIDENT, AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CORPORATE SECRETARIES

    You are not alone. The statistics are startling. Close to 50% of marriages end in divorce, and everyone-from your children to your spouse-will benefit from your preparation for the rough road ahead.

    Divorce Rules for Men gives you hard-hitting practical advice, with numerous real-life examples, on how to save thousands of dollars on your divorce. It will give you information on finding the right attorney, filing procedures, negotiating an equitable property settlement as well as alimony or maintenance and child support, communicating with your children, and preparing for divorce court.

    Authors Martin Shenkman and Michael Hamilton cover every aspect of the divorce process, including:
    * What you need to know before filing for divorce
    * Getting back on your feet afterward
    * How to do your own divorce
    * How to protect your assets

    Don?t go into a divorce proceeding unprepared. Divorce Rules for Men gives you all the information you need to get through the rough spots and come out ready to start a new life.

  • Common Information Model: Implementing the Object Model for Enterprise Management

    An authoritative guide to implementing CIM in Web-based and directory-enabled environments Common Information Model Offering a framework for managing system elements across distributed systems, the Common Information Model (CIM) has developed into one of the most important pieces of technology since the creation of the World Wide Web. It is a key component of many operating systems and is supported by most major software and hardware companies. Written by the pioneers of CIM, this book provides all the information you?ll need to implement this powerful model into a management or managed system. The authors guide you through the modeling basics by introducing the concepts behind information modeling and the fundamentals of CIM. They provide a detailed look at the model itself, show you how to extend the CIM schema, and take you through all the steps needed to implement CIM in Web-based and directory-enabled environments. Providing you with a strong working knowledge of CIM, this book:
    * Contains a general overview of object-oriented data design
    * Thoroughly examines the Common portion of the model
    * Discusses areas of CIM that are still under development
    * Presents ideas, concepts, and methodologies for building extensions to the Common model
    * Covers critical issues that must be considered when implementing CIM

  • Dimensions of the Hospitality Industry

    Dimensions of the Hospitality Industry, Third Edition offers students a dynamic and accessible introduction to the broad world of hospitality and tourism. Newly revised and updated, this Third Edition gives students the foundation they need to prepare for managerial careers in this rapidly growing field.

    The book offers focused coverage of each sector within hospitality: food and beverage, lodging, and travel and tourism. It examines the size, scope, and operations of each of these key areas and shares essential information on related concepts, products, and services. A separate chapter explains the basics of hospitality management that have applications throughout the industry, with an emphasis on marketing, human resources, accounting, and computer technology.

    Throughout the text, this Third Edition brings the material out of the classroom and into the real world with a set of powerful new learning tools, including:
    * Moments of Truth-case studies that share critical insights into important business issues
    * Newsflashes-excerpts from publications, showing industry-based illustrations of major concepts
    * Technology Gateways-practical tips on making the most of technology on the job
    * Internet Exercises-a springboard to accessing the best industry-related Web sites

    Comprehensive, well organized, and easy to use, Dimensions of the Hospitality Industry, Third Edition is an important companion for students who are embarking on successful, exciting careers in hospitality.

  • Advising the 60+ Investor: Tax and Financial Planning Strategies

    Thanks to healthier lifestyles and medical advances, seniors are living longer than ever. And now, with the baby boomers approaching retirement age, the demand for financial advice for the 60+ investor is skyrocketing. To fully and effectively serve the needs of this rapidly growing group, financial advisors need a source of information that is comprehensive, reliable, and timely.

    Advising the 60+ Investor offers tax and financial planners an authoritative resource for the financial concerns of those who have retired or are about to retire. Drawing on the combined expertise of tax, finance, and accounting professionals, this remarkable book makes it easier for financial advisors to present their clients with a full range of planning strategies and to provide practical advice custom tailored to their clients? individual circumstances. An abundance of detailed, real-world examples illustrate many of the most common financial situations faced by older investors, and handy computation aids and data tables make calculations clear, quick, and straightforward.

    The broad, comprehensive scope of Advising the 60+ Investor includes:
    * Basic Financial Planning--Investor objectives, asset allocation, insurance requirements, and related topics, such as reverse mortgages and post-retirement employment.
    * Pension and Annuity Income--Distribution options from retirement plans and their taxability, including IRAs, annuities, and lump-sum distributions.
    * Social Security Benefits--Calculating the amount of the benefits; worker, family and survivor benefits, taxation of benefits, Medicare and Medicaid.
    * Transfer of a Closely Held Business--Owning a business and transferring ownership/control of a family business to the next generation: proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations; private annuities, family limited partnerships, and businesses transferred at death.
    * Estate Planning--The estate and gift transfer tax system, the basic goals of estate planning, estate planning techniques, marital deduction planning, and grantor retained interest trusts.
    * Marriage and Remarriage--The marriage penalty, Social Security benefits, estate planning, and maximizing the exclusion of gain on the sale of both homes.
    * Miscellaneous Provisions--Important general tax issues affecting older taxpayers, including the additional standard deduction, the credit for the elderly and disabled, deductions for medical expenses, multiple support agreements, life insurance proceeds, endowments contracts, the tax consequences of volunteerism, and much more.
    * Designed to meet the needs of busy investment advisors, financial planners, accountants, and attorneys, Advising the 60+ Investor is an invaluable resource and essential addition to the professional financial advisor?s reference library.


    Researched and written by three tax, financial, and accounting experts, Advising the 60+ Investor provides planners with a comprehensive resource for advising the older investor. Timely and authoritative, this essential reference covers the full range of topics that concern this rapidly growing population group. Such areas as financial planning, asset allocation, pensions and annuities, Social Security benefits, the transfer of a business, estate planning, marriage and remarriage, life insurance, medical benefits, and related topics receive detailed and practical coverage. Real-world examples, computation aids, and data tables support the text and help make this an indispensable addition to your professional library.

  • How to be a Billionaire: Proven Strategies from the Titans of Wealth

    "A truly enlightening work filled with fundamental strategies that have worked for others.Martin Fridson documents the essential principles inherent in every billionaire?s success."

    -Gordon Bethune
    Chairman of the Board and CEO
    Continental Airlines

    Self-made billionaires all have one thing in common: they excel at making money. But hard work, thrift, and focus are only part of the story-you hold the rest of it in your hands. How to Be a Billionaire is the first comprehensive picture of the real strategies and tactics that built the great business fortunes of modern times. Packed with engaging accounts of titans like Ross Perot, Richard Branson, Phil Anschutz, John D. Rockefeller, Wayne Huizenga, Bill Gates, J. Paul Getty, and Kirk Kerkorian, How to Be a Billionaire will show you principles that can increase your wealth and business acumen to the mogul level.

    How to Be a Billionaire looks at the careers, the methods, and the minds of self-made billionaires to distill the common keys to titanic accumulations of wealth. Each chapter explores a specific strategy and brings it to life through extended profiles of past and present masters of the art of making money.

    Do you think innovation is the best way to prosper in business? Sam Walton, founder of the Wal-Mart retail chain, would tell you otherwise. The key to Walton?s success was supreme devotion to copying the methods of other successful discounters.

    What could be less complicated than buying low and selling high? But the ascent of

    Warren Buffett, John Kluge, and Laurence Tisch to billionaire status depended on much more than an eye for good bargains. And if you?re looking to thrive by outmanaging the competition, look no further than Richard Branson. When the founder of Virgin Atlantic needed to reduce his staff by 400 people, 600 volunteered to take off a few months on sabbatical.

    How to Be a Billionaire identifies the methods, beliefs, and behaviors every businessperson must understand and emulate to reach the pinnacle of riches. A manual for success that can benefit every aspiring tycoon, it is a fascinating read for anyone intrigued by wealth and how it?s gotten.


    "How to Be a Billionaire offers fascinating insight into the subject of building wealth. As a result of his exhaustive research, Martin Fridson is able to explain the wealth-creation process from a unique perspective. As the reader will discover, there is no single formula for success, but there are certain categories into which these concepts can be placed. My personal advice is to remember the words of Winston Churchill who said, ?Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.?"

    -Ross Perot

    "Martin Fridson has created the ultimate roadmap to the American Dream. He comes as close to extracting a formula for the acquisition of wealth as any book I have ever read."

    -Jeff Sagansky
    CEO, Paxson Communications

    "Martin Fridson?s book has a number of very insightful and thoughtful analyses, something you don?t pick up in many business schools."

    -Philip F. Anschutz
    Chairman and CEO, The Anschutz Corporation

    "How to Be a Billionaire is a powerful arsenal of dead-on strategies for increasing your personal wealth and business acumen. Marty Fridson details the tactics of self-made billionaires with great intelligence and insight. I wish this book had been available when I was starting my career."

    -Spencer Hays
    Founder, Tom James Company
    Executive Chairman, Southwestern/Great American, Inc.
    Chairman, Athlon Publications

  • Career Development and Counseling: Putting Theory and Research to Work

    "This is a must-have for any researcher in vocational psychology or career counseling, or anyone who wishes to understand the empirical underpinnings of the practice of career counseling."
    -Mark Pope, EdD
    College of Education, University of Missouri - St. Louis
    past president of the American Counseling Association

    Today?s career development professional must choose from a wide array of theories and practices in order to provide services for a diverse range of clients. Career Development and Counseling: Putting Theory and Research to Work focuses on scientifically based career theories and practices, including those derived from research in other disciplines. Driven by the latest empirical and practical evidence, this text offers the most in-depth, far-reaching, and comprehensive career development and counseling resource available.

    Career Development and Counseling includes coverage of:

    • Major theories of career development, choice, and adjustment
    • Informative research on occupational aspirations, job search success, job satisfaction, work performance, career development with people of color, and women?s career development
    • Assessment of interests, needs and values, ability, and other important constructs
    • Occupational classification and sources of occupational information
    • Counseling for school-aged youth, diverse populations, choice-making, choice implementation, work adjustment, and retirement
    • Special needs and applications including those for at-risk, intellectually talented, and work-bound youth; people with disabilities; and individuals dealing with job loss, reentry, and career transitions
    Edited by two of the leading figures in career development, and featuring contributions by many of the most well-regarded specialists in the field, Career Development and Counseling: Putting Theory and Research to Work is the one book that every career counselor, vocational psychologist, and serious student of career development must have.

  • Wenzel′s Menu Maker

    The reference no professional kitchen should be without Wenzel's Menu Maker is one of the restaurant industry's most respected references. Over 2,000 scalable recipes across American, Italian, Mexican, Chinese, and Japanese cuisine provide the backdrop for essential menu planning advice and more. Discussion surrounding buying, inventory, and kitchen management provides invaluable insight for any back-of-house professional, helping you reduce costs, reduce waste, and create menus that customers will love. All classic customer favorites are covered, with recipes sourced from restaurants that have been using them successfully for decades.

  • Inorganic Reactions and Methods: Author and Subject Indexes Cumulative Index, Part 1

    Here is the comprehensive two-volume index to all of the compounds, subjects, and authors featured in the eighteen-volume Inorganic Reactions and Methods series. Already deemed "invaluable" by the Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, the series becomes even more essential with the publication of these user-friendly, quick-reference companion indexes.

  • On Giants′ Shoulders: Great Scientists and Their Discoveries From Archimedes to DNA

    "Well-known English journalist Melvyn Bragg presents stimulating portraits . . . [and] well-rounded evaluations of each pioneer?s life and influence."—Publishers Weekly

    Explore the greatest minds in the history of science with some of today?s top scientific thinkers

    On Giants? Shoulders elucidates the milestones in the history of science, focusing on twelve of the greatest minds and their extraordinary breakthroughs. From Galileo and Newton to Darwin, Freud, and Einstein, author Melvyn Bragg explores the life, work, and legacy of these remarkable people in conversations with today?s leading scientists and historians, including Stephen Jay Gould, Richard Dawkins, Roger Penrose, Martin Rees, Oliver Sacks, John Gribbon, and Paul Davies. Ranging from the foundation of hydrostatics in the third century B.C. to the discovery of DNA?s structure in our own time, this is an accessible and thought-provoking roundtable on the seminal scientific discoveries of the past 2,500 years.

    Melvyn Bragg is an acclaimed journalist in England, host of the popular television interview show the South Bank Show (broadcast in the U.S. on Bravo), and the author of seventeen novels and five works of nonfiction.

  • Control Self-Assessment: A Guide to Facilitation-Based Consulting

    Control Self-Assessment is a powerful audit and consulting tool that can be organized to protect against Business Risks or used as the central tool in a Business Process Analysis. In this first comprehensive introduction to CSA methodology, Richard Tritter explains how to successfully use CSA sessions to get a realistic look at the machinery of your business with information known to its day-to-day operational staff. He goes on to show you how to use this information to develop an action plan that will be enthusiastically put into practice. Control Self-Assessment is a must for any firm in which CEOs and staff share a common vision built on their collective wisdom.

  • Business Modeling with UML: Business Patterns at Work

    "An excellent hands-on book for practitioners eager to document the internal structure and everyday workings of business processes. This clear and practical book belongs on the shelf of everyone dedicated to mapping, maintaining, and streamlining business processes." -Richard Mark Soley, Phd, Chairman and CEO, OMG
    "Eriksson and Penker have not just written another patterns book; this is a significant contribution to the key field of business-IT alignment. While capturing profound academic insights, what makes the book so refreshing from a practitioner?s viewpoint is the richness of accessible, down-to-earth examples and its pragmatic, unpretentious style."-Paul allen Principal of CBD Strategies and Architectures, Sterling Software
    "UML may have been designed by and for software engineers, but Eriksson and Penker have defined a practical extension to UML for describing business processes. They put this extended UML immediately to use with a gallery of common business patterns that should jump start any BPR effort."-Philippe Krchten, Director of Process Development Rational Software
    "This book is a marriage between proven business modeling concepts and the techniques of UML. It provides real-world strategies for developing large-scale, mission-critical business systems in a manner accessible to both software and business professionals."-ScottW. Ambler, Author of Process Patterns
    Following up on their bestselling book, UML Toolkit, Hans-Erik Eriksson and Magnus Penker now provide expert guidance on how to use UML to model your business systems. In this informative book, key business modeling concepts are presented, including how to define Business Rules with UML?s Object Constraint Language (OCL) and how to use business models with use cases. The authors then provide 26 valuable Business Patterns along with an e-business case study that utilizes the techniques and patterns discussed in the book.
    Visit our Web site at www.wiley.com/compbooks/

  • Lab on the Web: Running Real Electronics Experiments via the Internet

    Together with the internet site, this book is ideally suited for independent and remote study
    Web site is kept to date and guest educational institutions are invited to join in creating their own lab modules on different device aspects
    First such program
    Reputation of the authors who are leaders in the field of semiconductor electronics

  • Constructing Blueprints for Enterprise IT Architectures

    "This book is the answer to hundreds of CIOs who have asked me how IT can be used to disrupt their market and change the rules of competition. If you live in a hypercompetitive world, CIOs will find this book an invaluable resource." -Richard A. D?Aveni, author of Hypercompetition "I wish Bernie Boar had written this book 20 years ago. And I wish every IT manager and architect had read it and placed his hand on it and sworn by it 20 years ago. Then we wouldn?t be in the pickle we find ourselves in today!" -John A. Zachman Constructing Blueprints for Enterprise IT Architectures Recently deployed within a unit at AT&T, Enterprise IT Architecture Blueprinting (EAB) lets you blueprint your system designs with a degree of precision long taken for granted by engineers and architects. In fact, it?s the first standardized methodology of its kind. In this book, expert Bernard Boar introduces you to the principles behind EAB and all of its features by walking through the entire design process for developing conceptual, functional, logical, and physical blueprints complete with useful icons, diagrams, and page templates. This valuable guide also defines:
    * Why blueprinting is an imperative strategy to cope with hypercompetitive business environments in the information age
    * An accessible vocabulary, rational rules, and clear-cut graphics standards
    * How to create a set of functional specifications and how they interrelate with diagrams
    * How to integrate multiple drawings
    * How to package the finished blueprint
    * How to design infrastructure and application architectures for extreme maneuverability and maximum flexibility
    * How to implement blueprinting within your environment and overcome potential obstacles
    The companion Web site located at www.wiley.com/compbooks/boar gives you:
    * Sample checklists and blueprint templates that you can customize and reuse

  • Mastering Data Warehouse Design: Relational and Dimensional Techniques

    • A cutting-edge response to Ralph Kimball?s challenge to the data warehouse community that answers some tough questions about the effectiveness of the relational approach to data warehousing
    • Written by one of the best-known exponents of the Bill Inmon approach to data warehousing
    • Addresses head-on the tough issues raised by Kimball and explains how to choose the best modeling technique for solving common data warehouse design problems
    • Weighs the pros and cons of relational vs. dimensional modeling techniques
    • Focuses on tough modeling problems, including creating and maintaining keys and modeling calendars, hierarchies, transactions, and data quality

  • Mass Spectrometry and Hyphenated Techniques in Neuropeptide Research

    Mass spectrometry is a powerful analytical technique that is used to identify unknown compounds, to quantify known materials, and to elucidate the structural and chemical properties of molecules. In analyzing the effects of experimental drugs on the brain, it is the sole technique for identifying the presence and structure of neuropeptides substances that indicate the effect of the drug. Mass Spectrometry and Hyphenated Techniques in Neuropeptide Research specifically explains how to apply the technology to this process.
    Because the book is written by mass spectrometry users, as opposed to mass spectrometrists, the focus remains on practical applications of the technique. The authors demonstrate how mass spectrometry works, how to apply the technique to research, which types of instrumentation should be used for particular requirements, and how to plan experiments. Readers will learn why mass spectrometry provides more outcome features than other techniques in neuropeptide analysis, including simultaneous detection, identification of substances present in mixtures, and sequence information even when the residues are modified, blocked, or unusual. Among the chapters in this comprehensive text are:

    -Sequencing of Peptides by Nanospray Mass Spectrometry
    -Laser-Machined Microdevices for Mass Spectrometry
    -Electron Capture Dissociation of Peptides
    -Synthesis of Combinatorial Peptide Libraries
    -Analysis of Tissues That Reflect Nervous System Disease

    Doctoral students, researchers, and industry professionals in pharmacology, chemistry, biochemistry/biotechnology, and medicine will find Mass Spectrometry and Hyphenated

  • Drawing: A Creative Process

    "Drawing relies on a clear vision. It also requires thought which, in, turn, builds understanding. Drawing cannot be detached from seeing and thinking about the fundamental nature of the subject matter being represented. The knowledge and understanding gained through drawing from life directly enhances our ability to draw from the imagination. Just as thought can be put into words, ideas can be made visible in a drawing to promote visual thinking and further stimulate the imagination. Once what is seen or imagined is made visible in a drawing, the image takes on a life of its own and communicates graphically. However eloquently or crudely, all drawings, speak to the eye." From the Preface . Francis D.K. Ching

  • Practical Flow Cytometry 4e

    From the reviews of the 3rd Edition...

    "The standard reference for anyone interested in understanding flow cytometry technology."
    American Journal of Clinical Oncology

    "...one of the most valuable of its genre and...addressed to a wide audience?written in such an attractive way, being both informative and stimulating."
    Trends in Cell Biology

    This reference explains the science and discusses the vast biomedical applications of quantitative analytical cytology using laser-activated detection and cell sorting. Now in its fourth edition, this text has been expanded to provide full coverage of the broad spectrum of applications in molecular biology and biotechnology today. New to this edition are chapters on automated analysis of array technologies, compensation, high-speed sorting, reporter molecules, and multiplex and apoptosis assays, along with fully updated and revised references and a list of suppliers.

  • Courtyards: Aesthetic, Social, and Thermal Delight

    Aesthetic, Social, and Thermal Delight
    Courtyards is an artful, informative exploration of courtyards, from their origins in early civilization to contemporary design concepts. Architects and landscape architects will repeatedly turn to the detailed guidelines for reference, gain a greater sense of balance between building and garden, and cultivate optimal green space by using the practical planting tips. Over one hundred photographs and drawings illustrate the concepts written about by an authority and passionate scholar in his field.

  • Fundamentals of Electric Circuit Analysis

    Focusing on the development of fundamental skills, this text covers the important topics within a sound pedagogical organization, while minimizing unnecessary detail so that the student can develop a lasting and sound set of analysis skills.

  • Valuation: What Assets Are Really Worth

    The focus of this book is on analyzing business problems from the perspective of the user of valuation information. Not every business decision involves values. Many do. This book will concentrate on helping the readers resolve their problem as easily and inexpensively as possible. It will help them determine if they need a professional appraisal or a "do-it-yourself" appraisal by providing them with an understanding of the concepts behind various valuation methods.

    Only book in the marketplace that explains to corporate financial professionals how to determine what type of appraisal is necessary and what questions to ask, this title:

    • Helps financial professional determine whether a "professional" appraisal is needed or if a "do-it-yourself" appraisal is appropriate.
    • Shows the strengths and weaknesses of various value concepts.
    • Provides real-world valuation problems using math only when necessary to clarify issues.

  • The Switch Book: The Complete Guide to LAN Switching Technology

    The most in-depth guide to the capabilities, application, and design of LAN switches and switched internetworksWritten by an innovator who has been at the forefront of networking technology for more than two decades, this comprehensive book covers everything you need to know about LAN switching. From understanding switch functions and features to technology integration and network management, it provides valuable insights for network planners, developers, and managers. Seifert helps you gain a clear understanding of the often-complex features and options available in LAN switches, along with detailed explanations of the latest technology enhancements-including previously unpublished information on Link Aggregation, Virtual LANs, and Layer 3 switches. Packed with the most up-to-date and complete information on LAN switches, this book:
    * Explains how switches and bridges operate, and explores implementation and performance issues
    * Details how switches can be deployed in both homogeneous and heterogeneous LAN environments
    * Provides a comprehensive explanation of the Spanning Tree Protocol
    * Covers source routing, which is available on Token Ring and FDDI networks
    * Explains full duplex LAN operation and link flow control methods
    * Looks at the applications and IEEE 802.3ad standard for aggregated links and their effect on system and higher-layer protocol behavior
    * Introduces Virtual LANs and the IEEE 802.1Q standard
    * Discusses the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) as well as other forms of itch management
    * Explores the architecture and data flow through a typical switch, including an analysis of switch fabric options

  • Practical Experiment Designs: for Engineers and Scientists

    Most books cover the subject from a statistical or theoretical point of view. Ideal for working engineers, this book uses real-world examples and boils statistical theory and analysis down to its simplest form.
    * Features new and updated material, including cases and a larger focus on multivariate analysis.
    * Uses simple analysis tools for practical implementation on the job.
    * Targets experiment planning as the groundwork for quality experiments.

  • Managing Hotels Effectively: Lessons from Outstanding General Managers

    A must-read for aspiring hospitality industry leaders Managing Hotels Effectively: Lessons from Outstanding General Managers is the essential text for anyone working in or aspiring to the hospitality industry. Expert discussion from industry leaders drives home the importance of service, strategic planning, and effective leadership while giving readers a glimpse into the complex mechanics of running a successful hotel. From organizational structure and staffing to communications, revenues, and day-to-day activities, this book provides an informative look into the myriad duties of the general manager.

  • East-West Healing: Integrating Chinese and Western Medicines for Optimal Health

    A family guide for health and wellness blending two of the world?s great healing traditions

    "East-West Healing is a book you can use immediately to change your life. Full of grounded practical exercises to heal, this is an important book."-Michael Samuels, M.D., and Mary Rockwood Lane, Ph.D., authors of Spirit Body Healing

  • Executive Strategy: Strategic Management and Information Technology

    A modern theory of executive strategy for the information age

    The information revolution has radically transformed virtually every aspect of business today. Yet, no book has fully addressed its impact on strategic management-until now. In Executive Strategy: Strategic Management and Information Technology, Frederick Betz builds on his pioneering work concerning the management of technical innovation to explore the powerful relationship between traditional strategic management and today?s computer and communications technologies.

    By adapting established strategy-related concepts and processes to the strategic management challenges faced by companies in the information age, this book offers readers the background they need to guide processes ranging from the creation of strategic business models and the development of comprehensive planning scenarios to the strategic management of business diversification and the formulation of information strategy.

    Concepts are developed with a survey of the older business literature on strategy and the newer information strategy literature, and illustrated by a wealth of new technology and e-commerce-related case studies. The case studies, presented in the book and on its accompanying Web site (www.execstrat.com), are drawn from leading companies such as Apple Computer, Pixar, AOL Time Warner, and Amazon.com.

    From the Internet and e-commerce to the role of computer-aided tools such as inventory control and project management software, the world of information technology is filled with innovations that have crucial ramifications for the strategic management of every business. This book equips present and future engineering and business professionals with the road map they need to help steer the modern organization skillfully through the twists and turns of this new and exciting business landscape.

  • Everything You Need to Know About Lyme Disease and Other Tick-Borne Disorders

    Keep your family safe from tick-borne infections

    With millions around the world infected-and millions more at risk-Lyme and other tick-related disorders are today?s fastest-growing infectious diseases. And while there has been much progress in combating these illnesses, we are a long way from eliminating them. Early treatment is crucial-and there?s no better way to get informed and be prepared to deal with these diseases than to read this book.

    This comprehensive guide tells you everything you need to know to protect yourself and your family from the pain of Lyme, including vital information about the new Lyme disease vaccines. Written by Lyme disease pioneer Karen Vanderhoof-Forschner-cofounder of the Lyme Disease Foundation and a Lyme sufferer herself-this updated and expanded edition provides the latest on the multiple diseases that can be transmitted in a single tick bite and the symptoms that indicate you?ve been infected. In easy-to-understand language, the author discusses the often controversial issues of diagnosis and treatment of Lyme while reviewing the other tick-borne diseases in North America, such as Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, tularemia, the emerging ehrlichioses, and some that are considered potential biowarfare agents. She offers expert advice on:
    * Protecting yourself from disease-carrying ticks-and what to do if you find one on your skin
    * Obtaining the best medical treatment
    * Accessing online information on vaccines, repellents, and the latest research
    * Finding self-help and support organizations, state medical complaint boards, products, and related services
    * Starting a school or business prevention program

  • Clinical Genetics: A Short Course

    With the advent of genetic engineering and mapping of the human genome, public awareness concerning the contributions that genetic disorders make to illness or death has increased significantly. The fields of human and medical genetics have continued to expand and offer new ways of understanding, preventing, and managing patients with genetic disorders. At the core of the genetic approach are the ideas of anticipation and prevention, which are essential for modern medical practice.

    Clinical Genetics: A Short Course explains the importance of being able to anticipate disease based on individual characteristics or a family history, and then providing the necessary measures to forestall further complications. Each informative chapter commences with a case presentation and an explanation of medical terms. As the book progresses and new concepts are introduced, each case is updated. Clinical Genetics clarifies that, although individual genetic disease may be rare, it is an inescapable part of medicine.

    Text contains:
    * Both basic principles and differential diagnosis and management
    * Case-oriented problems, including answers and solutions
    * Over 300 illustrations to clarify clinical cases
    * Actual patient material
    * Glossary of genetic and medical terminology

    Clinical Genetics: A Short Course emphasizes clinical, rather than traditional human genetics, and is a vital resource for medical, clinical, and human geneticists, as well as other health care professionals.

  • The Color Star

    Consisting of eight stencil-like disks that can be placed over ltten?s color wheel to compare cool and warm values, complementary colors, and different hues and intensities, this useful and innovative tool helps designers explore a myriad of harmonious color.

  • Women Entrepreneurs Only: 12 Women Entrepreneurs Tell the Stories of Their Success

    Praise for Women Entrepreneurs Only "Although everyone defines success differently, the twelve women profiled in this book share the same important qualities--ingenuity, intelligence, and determination. Their stories of how they launched their companies and triumphed as women entrepreneurs are a must-read for anyone looking to join the ranks of successful business owners." --Lillian Vernon, founder and Chief Executive Officer Lillian Vernon Corporation Praise for What?s Luck Got to do with it? "This powerful, fascinating book reveals a microcosm of our country--past, present, and future. These remarkable people are truly proactive visionaries who create concepts, not just problem-solve." --Dr. Stephen R. Covey author of the bestseller The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People "Any aspiring entrepreneur can learn a lot from the real-life stories of these architects of the business success stories of the ?90s as told in What?s Luck Got to Do With It? This is not an academic treatise, but war stories from real people who have actually done it--and lived to tell their tales." --Stan Davis coauthor of Blur: The Speed of Change in the Connected Economy In their own words. Sheryl Leach--Barney the Dinosaur?(TM) Jenny Craig--Jenny Craig Personal Weight Management?(TM) Ruth Fertel--Ruth?s Chris Steak House Joy Mangano--Miracle Mop Mary Ellen Sheets--Two Men and a Truck Doris Christopher--The Pampered Chef, Ltd. Dorothy J. White--Miracle Services, Inc. JoAnne Shaw--The Coffee Beanery, Ltd. Sharon Lobel--Seal-It, Inc. Ebby Halliday--Ebby Halliday Realtors Sherrie Myers--Lansing Lugnuts Deborah Johnston--Care Advantage, Inc.

  • Managing People (Including Yourself) for Project Success

    Project Success. Everyone Wants It. Not Everyone Gets It. Ever wonder why some project managers are consistently more successful than others? The best trained managers are not always the most effective--and this book explains why. It shows you in step-by-step detail how the integration of people skills with technical skills is crucial, and how the lack of a people-oriented approach is frequently the cause of project failure. Based on the authors? 40 years of successful project management experience, this practical guidebook clearly shows how productive communication, motivation and leadership skills, and self-management techniques can make a dramatic difference in meeting project goals. Then, using real-life project examples and enjoyable "hands-on" exercises, the book shows you how to build on these basic principles to:
    * develop practical communication techniques (see page 22)
    * deliver memorable presentations (see page 37)
    * negotiate effectively on projects (see page 89)
    * understand customer needs (see page 210)
    * set personal goals for improved self-management (see page 112)
    * run productive meetings and training exercises (see pages 147 and 297)
    * establish clear project objectives (see page 167)
    * motivate and lead people (see page 71)
    * effectively monitor project progress (see page 185)
    * and much more!
    The book concludes by linking all the people-centered skills and techniques covered into the Total Quality Management (TQM) concept, a system used with great success in the manufacturing sector. The book shows you how to apply TQM to service organization projects. Consistent project success comes when project managers focus their energy on people--the ones on their project team, others in their organization, and their clients. You will find in this highly readable professional resource the practical tools and "people skills" to achieve your project goals easily and enjoyably!

  • Discovering Microsoft Works 3.0/Book and 3.5 Disk

    The emphasis here is on learning by doing and on learning skills in context. The text introduces students to Works 3.0, explaining the basic and more advanced features in an extremely user-friendly and careful manner. The book reflects the enhanced capabilities of Works 3.0 with new material on topics such as Toolbar, Help features, templates, WorksWizards and the AUTOSUM function. Numerous projects within the chapters will reinforce previously learned skills as well as introduce new skills.

  • Developing Mainframe JavaTM Applications

    As simple Web access to data housed on corporate mainframes is fast becoming a core business requirement, mainframe programmers need to learn how to develop Java applications to keep pace with growing corporate needs. Focusing on concepts familiar to mainframe programmers, this book gives step-by-step guidance on how to use Java to access file and database structures common to mainframe environments. After comparing Java and mainframe languages such as COBOL and PL/I, Marco goes on to cover Java implementations for IBM?s OS/390 and advanced Java programming techniques, including Java classes and EJB.
    A must-read for anyone who needs to provide users with access to business data via a Web interface, this book is a logical companion to System 390 JCL (0-471-28309-6), our bestselling mainframe programming book now in its fourth edition.

  • Teresa Weatherspoon's Basketball for Girls

    Great news for the millions of young hoopsters dreaming of somedayrunning with the pros: two-time Olympian and professional starTeresa Weatherspoon is sharing all of her basketball secrets! Inthis fun and informative book, not only will you get the insidescoop on passing, dribbling, defending, shooting, and all the rulesof the game, you?ll also learn why Spoon believes thatunselfishness, hard work, and a positive attitude are as valuableas technical skill.

    With tons of instructional photos and heaping "Spoon"-fuls ofinspiration, personal history, and inside tips, TeresaWeatherspoon?s Basketball for Girls delivers all the goods. In notime, you?ll be tearing up the courts, burning up the nets, andshowing how it?s really done!

  • A Posteriori Error Estimation in Finite Element Analysis

    An up-to-date, one-stop reference-complete with applications

    This volume presents the most up-to-date information available on a posteriori error estimation for finite element approximation in mechanics and mathematics. It emphasizes methods for elliptic boundary value problems and includes applications to incompressible flow and nonlinear problems.

    Recent years have seen an explosion in the study of a posteriori error estimators due to their remarkable influence on improving both accuracy and reliability in scientific computing. In an effort to provide an accessible source, the authors have sought to present key ideas and common principles on a sound mathematical footing.

    Topics covered in this timely reference include:
    * Implicit and explicit a posteriori error estimators
    * Recovery-based error estimators
    * Estimators, indicators, and hierarchic bases
    * The equilibrated residual method
    * Methodology for the comparison of estimators
    * Estimation of errors in quantities of interest

    A Posteriori Error Estimation in Finite Element Analysis is a lucid and convenient resource for researchers in almost any field of finite element methods, and for applied mathematicians and engineers who have an interest in error estimation and/or finite elements.

  • New Parallel Algorithms for Direct Solution of Linear Equations

    Systems of linear equations arise frequently in engineering systems analysis, and methods of solving these systems are an increasing area of research required to improve speed, fault tolerance, and scalability. This book presents new research in the area of solving linear equations. Readers will find that instead of "parallelizing" the usual algorithms, the authors have developed new ones.

  • System Analysis, Design, and Development: Concepts, Principles, and Practices

    • Written in a practical, easy to understand style, this text provides a step-by-step guide to System Analysis and Engineering by introducing concepts, principles, and practices via a progression of topical, lesson oriented chapters.
    • Each chapter focuses on specific aspects of system analysis, design, and development, and includes definitions of key terms, examples, author?s notes, key principles, and challenging exercises that teach readers to apply their knowledge to real world systems.
    • Concepts and methodologies presented can be applied by organizations in business sectors such as transportation, construction, medical, financial, education, aerospace and defense, utilities, government, and others, regardless of size.
    • An excellent undergraduate or graduate-level textbook in systems analysis and engineering, this book is written for both new and experienced professionals who acquire, design, develop, deploy, operate, or support systems, products, or services.

  • The First Line of Defense: A Guide to Protecting Yourself Against Sexual Harassment

    Every employee?s guide to preventing sexual harassment before it happens.

    Written by a team of psychologists/organizational consultants specializing in workplace harassment, this book uses dramatic narrative to present a series of annotated scenes involving a senior manager who is harassing his subordinate and one of his coworkers. The authors offer prescriptions for change for each of the characters, from the (potential) victim all the way up to the executive suite. The authors show how to read signs of harassment and how to protect yourself and your company.

    Endorsed by Chubb & Sons, the largest underwriter of Employment Practices Liability Insurance.

    • Telecast nationally on PBS The Business Channel (Oct. ?99) and the Insurance Broadcast System (a business-to-business satellite network).

    Wanda Dobrich, PhD (Montclair, NJ), and Steven Dranoff, PhD (Livingston, NJ), are psychologists and managing directors of D & D Industrial Consultants, Inc., as well as Corporate Matters, Ltd, a major producer of training materials on sexual harassment prevention.

  • Management of Genetic Syndromes

    This revised edition of its critically acclaimed predecessor incorporates new research findings and advances in the treatment of genetic disorders, including gene-directed therapies. Notably, each chapter incorporates thoroughly updated material on new genetic findings, consensus diagnostic criteria, and management strategies.

  • Pi and the AGM: A Study in Analytic Number Theory and Computational Complexity

    Critical Acclaim for Pi and the AGM:

    "Fortunately we have the Borwein?s beautiful book . . . explores in the first five chapters the glorious world so dear to Ramanujan . . . would be a marvelous text book for a graduate course."--Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society

    "What am I to say about this quilt of a book? One is reminded of Debussy who, on being asked by his harmony teacher to explain what rules he was following as he improvised at the piano, replied, "Mon plaisir." The authors are cultured mathematicians. They have selected what has amused and intrigued them in the hope that it will do the same for us. Frankly, I cannot think of a more provocative and generous recipe for writing a book . . . (it) is cleanly, even beautifully written, and attractively printed and composed. The book is unique. I cannot think of any other book in print which contains more than a smidgen of the material these authors have included.--SIAM Review

    "If this subject begins to sound more interesting than it did in the last newspaper article on 130 million digits of Pi, I have partly succeeded. To succeed completely I will have gotten you interested enough to read the delightful and important book by the Borweins."--American Mathematical Monthly

    "The authors are to be commended for their careful presentation of much of the content of Ramanujan?s famous paper, ?Modular Equations and Approximations to Pi?. This material has not heretofore appeared in book form. However, more importantly, Ramanujan provided no proofs for many of the claims that he made, and so the authors provided many of the missing details . . . The Borweins, indeed have helped us find the right roads."--Mathematics of Computation

  • AntiPatterns in Project Management

    Everything you need to anticipate and avoid the major pitfalls of project management-and ensure success! AntiPatterns in Project Management From the authors of the bestselling series on AntiPatterns come twenty new proven and practical solutions for successfully managing your software development project. in their familiar and entertaining style, the authors explore every phase of software development and identify the complex interaction of people, technology, and process issues that can cause a software development project to fail. With their pull-no-punches approach to project management, you?ll learn how to balance these issues and ensure software development success. This book arms you with:
    * 6 People AntiPatterns that provide proven solutions to the people problems that occur within software development projects
    * 6 Technology AntiPatterns that help you deal with poor architectures and designs, and unstable technologies
    * 6 Processes AntiPatterns that help you uncover and correct the bad processes that ultimately cause a project to fail
    * The Standards AntiPattern that covers how to avoid the pitfalls and gain the benefits of adopting software development standards
    * The Collision AntiPattern that helps you successfully identify and eliminate multiple AntiPatterns that plague software development projects across different life-cycle phases, involving the disciplines of project management, software configuration management, and software development

  • Codename Bulldog: How iWon.com Went from Idea to IPO

    The true story behind one of the biggest and brashest ideas in cyber history
    When you think about the essence of iWon.com, it seems amazing it even got off the ground. A Web site that gives away millions of dollars a year and which has Yahoo as a competitor--what chance does that have for survival? Well, not only is iWon surviving, it has become a top site by page views--in its fifth month. Codename Bulldog is the behind-the-scenes story of how this remarkable Web company came to be. It describes how two experienced businessmen--one a brilliant marketer, the other a financial whiz--put prominent careers on the line and managed to convince media powerhouse CBS to bankroll their startup with over $100 million in cash and media.
    In Codename Bulldog you?ll learn how iWon?s founders identified and exploited the new rules of the ever-changing Internet landscape. All without a shred of Internet experience.
    Brian Farnham (New York, NY) is a freelance journalist with a master?s in creative writing from Columbia University. He has written for New York magazine, Harper?s Bazaar and Sidewalk.com, among others. Co-CEO Jonas Steinman was previously a General Partner of Chase Capital Partners prior to founding iWon. Prior to founding iWon, co-CEO Bill Daugherty served as the NBA?s Senior Vice President of Business Development.

  • Entreprise application integration with corba

    "This book...gives EAI architects and developers the opportunity to learn directly from the authority on distributed computing, EAI, and CORBA." -David S. Linthicum Chief Technology Officer, SAGA Software, Inc.

    In this book a CORBA pioneer provides proven, cost-effective techniques for integrating enterprise applications (including legacy applications) into modern, multiplatform systems. He also offers valuable advice and guidance on how to build new CORBA-based applications using the latest features of CORBA 3 . With the help of numerous case studies and examples, he provides detailed solutions for specific integration problems along with step-by-step guidance on:
    * Using CORBA as the infrastructure for EAI
    * Architecture principles for integrating the Web and back-end systems
    * CORBA Component Model for component-based development
    * Relationship of CORBA components to DCOM, JavaBeans, and Enterprise JavaBeans
    * Using the essential CORBA services
    * Object wrapping techniques for integrating legacy applications into multi-platform systems
    * Building secure, multiplatform Web applications
    On the companion Web site at www.wiley.com/compbooks/zahavi/ you?ll find:
    * Articles on related topics
    * Continually maintained ORB and integration server, vendor, and product comparisons
    * A dynamic discussion group on architectural best practices

  • Biofilms II: Process Analysis and Applications

    Wiley Series in Ecological and Applied Microbiology, Ralph Mitchell, Series Editor

    Biofilm processes profoundly impact industrial productivity and competitiveness. Their pervasive effects on water quality, power generation, energy efficiency, human and animal health, and product quality have compelled industries to observe the detrimental effects of biofilms. Although biofilms can be extremely costly to industry and harmful to health, they can also be highly beneficial in other applications. As a result, opportunities presented by biofilm systems for process innovation, analytical diagnosis, instrumentation development, biotechnological advances, and environmental benefits are tremendous.

    Biofilms II: Process Analysis and Applications combines the fundamental principles of mathematics and physical sciences with the basics of biochemistry and molecular microbiology to explain the rapid advances in biofilm science and technology. The need for this updated edition is the result of combined interdisciplinary research efforts in biofilm science and engineering. In particular, the past decade has seen major advances in biofilm diagnostics, ecology dynamics, genetics, and transport phenomena. Included in this comprehensive volume is extensive coverage of:
    * Recent discoveries in biofilm processes, such as plasmid gene retention and transfer, cell signaling control of adhesion and gene transfer, and biofilm structural heterogeneity
    * Biofilm ecology, highlighting significant advances in genetics and molecular biology as applied to biofilm ecosystems
    * Real systems in which biofilms are utilized for beneficial applications or where undesired biofilms cause severe damage

    Biofilms II will enhance the understanding of these complex microbial systems for `scientists and engineers in academics and industry.

  • Design Media: Techniques for Watercolor, Pen & Ink, Pastel and Colored Marker

    How to choose and use design media-a complete, practical primer

    Mastery of a full range of design media is essential for architects, designers, and graphic artists in order to develop and communicate their ideas effectively. Instead of focusing solely on finished drawings, this book approaches each medium from the perspective of its use in the design process itself. Featuring step-by-step methods liberally supplemented with visual examples, it provides detailed coverage of the tools and techniques for each of the four major rendering media-pen and ink, pastels, colored marker, and watercolor. Design Media is filled with ideas to help bring out the best in drawing and rendering-from developing sound skills and improving presentations to achieving particular effects.
    * Covers methods, materials, and equipment
    * Contains 280 illustrations-including 200 in color-showing examples of all media types

  • Fundamentals of Optical Fibers

    Fundamentals of Optical Fibers offers students a timely, pedagogically consistent introduction to the fundamental principles of light propagation in fibers. In it, Professor John A. Buck reviews, in depth, fundamental waveguiding concepts, the influence of various fiber structures and materials on light transmission, nonlinear light propagation effects occurring in fibers, and various measurement techniques. Since the chief application of optical fibers is in communication systems, throughout the book the focus is on topics which pertain to that domain.

    In the first part of the text, the author lays the groundwork for later discussions with a detailed review of the relevant electromagnetic principles and how they apply to the analysis of wave propagation. He also introduces basic field equations and delineates the fundamental principles of dielectric waveguides.

    In the second part, he explores the limitations of fiber transmission, paying particular attention to the problems of loss and dispersion. He reviews fabrication procedures and alternative fiber designs as they relate to minimizing loss and dispersion. And he presents field analysis methods for single mode and multimode fibers having graded index profiles.

    In the last part, Professor Buck reviews the basics of nonlinear optics and discusses the origins of nonlinear effects and the conditions under which they appear in fibers. This section also features a discussion of fiber amplifiers, along with a review of the fundamentals of light amplification by stimulated emission.

    Offering a well-balanced presentation of the basics of light propagation in fibers, and including real-world examples and end-of-chapter problems, Fundamentals of Optical Fibers is an excellent text for senior- to graduate-level courses in electrical engineering or physics. It is accessible to anyone who has taken at least a one-semester course in electromagnetics at the undergraduate level.

    Offering a balanced presentation of the basics of light propagation in fibers, Fundamentals of Optical Fibers is an excellent introductory text for senior- to graduate-level courses in electrical engineering or physics. It was designed to be accessible to virtually anyone who has taken undergraduate courses in electromagnetics, and because it treats a number of key issues in fiber communications systems, it serves equally well as a supplement to fiber systems books used in most communications-oriented courses.

    Covers light propagation in optical fibers with an emphasis on issues pertaining to communications systems.

    • Reviews, in depth, relevant waveguiding concepts and the influence of fiber structures and materials on light transmission
    • Explores the limitations of fiber transmission techniques, with an emphasis on the problems of loss and dispersion and the fiber designs currently used to minimize them
    • Describes field analysis methods for single mode and multimode fibers
    • Explores the origins of nonlinear effects and the conditions under which they appear in fibers
    • Includes real-world examples, and chapter-end problems

  • Comprehensive Handbook of Psychotherapy: Integrative/Eclectic

    Now available in paperback. This important volume illustrates the many ways in which different theoretical models are integrated to better serve clients. Contributors to this volume provide state-of-the-art coverage of what is currently being done, and in what direction future conceptualization, research, and practice are likely to proceed in Integrative/Eclectic therapy.

  • Successful Restaurant Design

    Comprehensive coverage of every aspect of restaurant design

    Successful Restaurant Design, Second Edition approaches the design of restaurants as a process that begins with a solid understanding of interdependent systems. From the main guest entrance to the rear loading dock, this exemplary resource examines how each of these components functions, both on its own terms and in relation to other components. It explores the different ways in which excellent design optimizes both operational efficiency and the pleasure of the dining experience.

    Responding to recent market trends, this Second Edition covers the design of theme restaurants, display kitchens, cafeteria foodservice, creative dining concepts, and more. It views restaurant design through the eyes of both customers and management, and it offers helpful insights on restaurant design psychology.

    Outstanding features of Successful Restaurant Design, Second Edition include:

    • More than 35 all-new case studies of innovative and traditional restaurant designs
    • Interviews with leading designers, architects, and restaurant owners on how they achieve a successful restaurant design
    • Expanded coverage of back-of-the-house design issues and solutions
    • More than 200 illustrations, including a 16-page color insert
    An indispensable resource for interior designers, architects, and facility planners as well as restaurant owners and managers, Successful Restaurant Design also provides excellent professional preparation for students in these disciplines.

  • Aircraft Control and Simulation

    The updated revision of the well-respected book on analyzing aircraft performance
    This Second Edition of the bestselling Aircraft Control and Simulation has been expanded and updated to include the latest technological advances in the field. In addition, a new section on basic aerodynamics, aircraft configuration, and static stability makes this complex material more accessible to beginners.
    This comprehensive guide discusses the fundamental principles and theory of aircraft control and simulation. It also covers modeling and dynamic analysis, stability evaluation, multivariable control theory, and computer-aided design techniques. The inclusion of topics from geodesy and gravitation lays the groundwork for a discussion of the theory for suborbital aircraft now under development.
    Special features of this new edition include:
    * New and updated computer calculations using MATLAB(r)
    * A new section on basic aerodynamics, aircraft configurations, and static stability
    * Coverage of new MIMO design techniques, robustness theory, and nonlinear design
    Complete with examples of actual designs from the aircraft industry plus exercise problems, Aircraft Control and Simulation, Second Edition is an excellent reference for anyone involved in the design and modeling of aerospace vehicles and an outstanding text for both undergraduates and graduate students.

  • Java Programming with CORBA: Advanced Techniques for Building Distributed Applications

    The leading guide for Java developers who build business applications with CORBA
    Acknowledged experts present advanced techniques and real-world examples for building both simple and complex programs using Java with CORBA. The authors begin with a quick overview of CORBA, Java, object request brokers (ORBs), and EJB components, then quickly move on to show how to use them to build complete Java applications. This new volume features in-depth code examples, as well as expanded coverage of cutting-edge topics, including Portable Object Adaptor (POA), Remote Method Invocation (RMI) over IIOP, and EJB.

  • Ultrafast Optics

    A comprehensive treatment of ultrafast optics

    This book fills the need for a thorough and detailed account of ultrafast optics. Written by one of the most preeminent researchers in the field, it sheds new light on technology that has already had a revolutionary impact on precision frequency metrology, high-speed electrical testing, biomedical imaging, and in revealing the initial steps in chemical reactions.

    Ultrafast Optics begins with a summary of ultrashort laser pulses and their practical applications in a range of real-world settings. Next, it reviews important background material, including an introduction to Fourier series and Fourier transforms, and goes on to cover:

    • Principles of mode-locking
    • Ultrafast pulse measurement methods
    • Dispersion and dispersion compensation
    • Ultrafast nonlinear optics: second order
    • Ultrafast nonlinear optics: third order
    • Mode-locking: selected advanced topics
    • Manipulation of ultrashort pulses
    • Ultrafast time-resolved spectroscopy
    • Terahertz time-domain electromagnetics

    Professor Weiner?s expertise and cutting-edge research result in a book that is destined to become a seminal text for engineers, researchers, and graduate students alike.


  • Design and Analysis of Experiments

    Learn How to Achieve Optimal Industrial Experimentation Through four editions, Douglas Montgomery has provided statisticians, engineers, scientists, and managers with the most effective approach for learning how to design, conduct, and analyze experiments that optimize performance in products and processes. Now, in this fully revised and enhanced Fifth Edition, Montgomery has improved his best-selling text by focusing even more sharply on factorial and fractional factorial design and presenting new analysis techniques (including the generalized linear model). There is also expanded coverage of experiments with random factors, response surface methods, experiments with mixtures, and methods for process robustness studies. The book also illustrates two of today?s most powerful software tools for experimental design: Design-Expert(r) and Minitab(r). Throughout the text, You?ll find output from these two programs, along with detailed discussion on how computers are currently used in the analysis and design of experiments. You?ll also learn how to use statistically designed experiments to:
    * Obtain information for characterization and optimization of systems
    * Improve manufacturing processes
    * Design and develop new processes and products
    * Evaluate material alternatives in product design
    * Improve the field performance, reliability, and manufacturing aspects of products
    * Learn how to conduct experiments effectively and efficiently
    Other important textbook features:
    * Student version of Design-Expert(r) software is available.
    * Web site (www.wiley.com/college/montgomery) offers supplemental text material for each chapter, a sample syllabus, and sample student projects from the author?s Design of Experiments course at Arizona State University.

  • Countdown Y2K: Business Survival Planning for the Year 2000

    "For a book written about computers, and the management of technology, and the management of the people who have to manage the technology, Countdown displays unusual clarity and logic. Not only is the array of checklists and ?ask yourself? questions effective, they are also efficient." -Bruce Chapman, President, Discovery Institute Countdown Y2K Written by the experts who first sounded the international Y2K wake-up call, this complete update of the bestseller Managing 00 gives you the need-to-know facts about the most far-reaching computer glitch of all time. You?ll find easy-to-follow explanations of the entire scope of the problem from the desktop to embedded systems, from the corporate backoffice to corporate liability, and from revenue loss to infrastructure failure. Emphasizing that the Y2K problem is much more of a management issue than a technical one, this straightforward guide gives you solid advice to ensure business continuity through and beyond January 1, 2000. Peter de Jager and Richard Bergeon also provide an updated picture of Y2K government activities and Y2K remediation progress worldwide. An extensive case study provides a snapshot of a hypothetical business in the process of evaluating Year 2000 risks. This and other valuable tools will help you formulate your own end-to-end Y2K survival plan. Countdown Y2K explains:
    * The background and current status of popular Y2K remedies
    * Commercial Y2K tools, outsourcing opportunities, and other solution resources
    * PC-based exposure and hidden dangers like the BIOS problem
    * Finding and inventorying embedded systems at risk
    * Testing procedures, including running a pilot program
    * Training and keeping your valuable Y2K staff
    * Evaluating Y2K risks from vendors and customers
    * International Y2K complications, like EMU
    * Legal issues and corporate liabilities
    * Triage, contingency planning, and disaster recovery
    Peter de Jager?s Web site at www.year2000.com features current news and commentary, solution providers and staffing databases, and links to all relevant Year 2000 information.

  • The Tax Law of Charitable Giving: 1998 Supplement

    Charitable giving involves a complex set of rules and regulations, and the monetary stakes are high. Starting with an introductory overview, this book provides comprehensive information on the laws, definitions, and forms of various charitable gifts, which range from art to real estate and beyond. This, the third volume of the Hopkins trilogy, The Tax Law of Charitable Giving, includes information on the most current tax laws and explains the fundamentals of establishing and maintaining a giving program.

  • Digital Code of Life: How Bioinformatics is Revolutionizing Science, Medicine, and Business

    A behind-the-scenes look at the most lucrative discipline within biotechnology
    Bioinformatics represents a new area of opportunity for investors and industry participants. Companies are spending billions on the potentially lucrative products that will come from bioinformatics. This book looks at what companies like Merck, Glaxo SmithKline Beecham, and Celera, and hospitals are doing to maneuver themselves to leadership positions in this area. Filled with in-depth insights and surprising revelations, Digital Code of Life examines the personalities who have brought bioinformatics to life and explores the commercial applications and investment opportunities of the most lucrative discipline within genomics.
    Glyn Moody (London, UK) has published numerous articles in Wired magazine. He is the author of the critically acclaimed book Rebel Code.

  • Applied Management Science: Modeling, Spreadsheet Analysis, and Communication for Decision Making

    Emphasizes building the most appropriate model possible from the available data.
    * Major focus is on analysis and communication of results to management. Teaches readers how to conduct a management science study, analyze different situations, break down the steps of problem-solving, write a business report, and effectively communicate study results to management.
    * A supporting CD-ROM is packaged with every book to include three complete additional chapters, additional cases and problems for every chapter, coverage of key algorithms and derivations, a review of statistics, the complete WINQSB package developed by Yih-Long Chang, and Excel files for every chapter.
    * Computer Integrated Approach: Use of Excel, WinQSB, and LINDO for windows integrated throughout text for use in solving models.

  • Staying Small Successfully: A Guide for Architects, Engineers, and Design Professionals

    Making smaller A/E/C firms more productive and more profitable

    Want to do big things with a small company? This no-nonsense guide shows leaders of smaller architecture, engineering, and design firms how to compete successfully against larger organizations without becoming one of them. It demonstrates how a smaller firm can position itself to bring more value to its clients, operate over a larger geographical area, and develop a strategic plan for increasing revenues and profits.

    Featuring new chapters on forming strategic alliances and maximizing the benefits of information technology, this new edition presents updated case studies of more than fifty small design firms. These firms have achieved remarkable success and handled large contracts with limited staff, and the case studies illustrate how they learned to:
    * Anticipate client needs and meet them in advance
    * Narrow the target market and expand the client base
    * Leverage core competencies to create powerful marketing tools
    * Establish strategic partnerships
    * Survive and thrive during an economic downturn

    Read Staying Small Successfully, Second Edition and follow its recommendations one step at a time. Your company will stay small, but your business, your revenues, and your profits will soar.

  • Financial Accounting: A Decision-Making Approach Study Guide

    This fully revised edition teaches readers how to understand and use accounting information in their business decisions. Taking a user-oriented approach, the text spotlights the link between accounting information and decisions and helps readers gain an appreciation of the strengths and weaknesses of reported accounting information for making different types of business decisions.

  • Tax Planning and Compliance for Tax-Exempt Organizations: Forms, Checklists, Procedures

    This classic contains clear-cut answers to all procedural and tax process questions. There is straightforward information on changing UBI rules, joint ventures, sponsorships, deductions against UBI, preparation of IRS forms, and more. Includes checklists and complete citations.

    This book is supplemented annually.

  • Rivers of the United States: The Eastern and Southeastern States

    This book details the biological and physical characteristics of river systems in the eastern and southeastern United States. Future volumes will deal with the Mississippi drainage, rivers of the American west and southwest, pollution and environmental management.

  • Continuum Theory of Plasticity

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    The only modern, up-to-date introduction to plasticity Despite phenomenal progress in plasticity research over the past fifty years, introductory books on plasticity have changed very little. To meet the need for an up-to-date introduction to the field, Akhtar S. Khan and Sujian Huang have written Continuum Theory of Plasticity--a truly modern text which offers a continuum mechanics approach as well as a lucid presentation of the essential classical contributions. The early chapters give the reader a review of elementary concepts of plasticity, the necessary background material on continuum mechanics, and a discussion of the classical theory of plasticity. Recent developments in the field are then explored in sections on the Mroz Multisurface model, the Dafalias and Popov Two Surface model, the non-linear kinematic hardening model, the endochronic theory of plasticity, and numerous topics in finite deformation plasticity theory and strain space formulation for plastic deformation. Final chapters introduce the fundamentals of the micromechanics of plastic deformation and the analytical coupling between deformation of individual crystals and macroscopic material response of the polycrystal aggregate. For graduate students and researchers in engineering mechanics, mechanical, civil, and aerospace engineering, Continuum Theory of Plasticity offers a modern, comprehensive introduction to the entire subject of plasticity.

  • Y2K Lessons Learned: A Guide to Better Information Technology Management

    Y2K lessons learned
    A Guide to Better Information Technology Management

    The Y2K worldwide computing crisis, arising from a largely preventable problem, appears to have been averted. This happened as a result of unprecedented cooperation, executive-level leadership, international mobilization, the exhaustive efforts of innumerable people, and the expenditure, in the United States alone, of over $100 billion.

    Whether, of course, a crisis-management approach such as this is the desirable model for insuring the success of twenty-first-century information technology (IT) initiatives is questionable. A more effective method is the preventive approach this book addresses in detail.

    In this timely guide, author Timothy Braithwaite argues that companies that struggled to resolve their Y2K problem did so because they had failed historically to adequately manage their use of information technology and the ways in which IT software and systems were built.

    Y2K Lessons Learned chronicles IT industry conditions and those preventable IT management and system development deficiencies that created not only the Y2K problem and crisis but most other IT problems with which many organizations are all too familiar. Unless taken seriously and acted upon, these conditions and deficiencies will continue to plague future IT endeavors.

    This accessible and highly informative book delivers practical problem-prevention guidance for the successful integration of IT into business and government systems. Specific IT management recommendations and systems development "best practices" are suggested that will substantially reduce the risk of a Y2K-like problem occurring in the future, such as security breaches. Many of these suggestions will require greater executive-level participation in IT decision-making. Multiple checklists and detailed management review guides are provided to facilitate this participation.

  • Practical Data Communications

    Data communication is the movement of encoded data by electronic means. It is the fastest growing segment of the telecommunications industry and is involved in almost every facet of life today. Written by bestselling telecommunications expert Roger Freeman, this updated edition provides a complete overview of data communications and a comprehensive guide to its practical aspects. Both a tutorial and a practical reference for the design and operation of data networks, this is the most comprehensive and detailed book available on data communications.

  • Dazzling Division: Games and Activities That Make Math Easy and Fun

    Don?t Just Learn Division . Master It! Brimming with fun and educational games and activities, the Magical Math series provides everything you need to know to become a master of mathematics! In each of these books, Lynette Long uses her own unique style to help you truly understand mathematical concepts as you play with everyday objects such as playing cards, dice, coins, paper, and pencil. Inside Dazzling Division, you?ll learn the basics of division and then quickly begin to solve division problems. You?ll find out what divisors, dividends, and quotients are and how to look at division as simply putting items into groups. Once you?ve grasped these basics, you?ll practice your skills with such fun games and activities as Division Tic-Tac-Toe, Off to the Races, and Three-in-a-Row Bingo. Finally, you can move on to become truly dazzling at division by mastering the mysteries of remainders, prime numbers, and long division while playing Prime Mania and Shout It Out! So why wait? Jump right in and find out how easy it is to become a mathematics master!

  • Data Warehousing for E–Business

    As huge volumes of data, 24/7 performance requirements, and the need to integrate customer information are outstripping the capacity of many existing data warehouses, the question of how to support this explosive growth of e-business is becoming the hottest topic in data warehousing. Building upon Bill Inmon?s proven corporate information factory (CIF) architecture, this team of experts show data warehouse managers and developers how to architect the data warehouse environment to meet the high-performance requirements of data-intensive Web sites as well as the needs of users across the enterprise. Readers will get detailed guidance on how to build the data warehouse or improve existing capabilities in order to:
    o Capture clickstream data that customers enter at the Webhouse
    o Interface with HTML, XML, and other Web applications
    o Integrate clickstream data with legacy database systems
    o Design the data warehouse for optimum performance and scalability
    o Store and archive high volumes of data at reasonable costs
    o Analyze e-business data to spot new marketing and sales opportunities

  • Hospitality Management Accounting


    In the fast-growing and increasingly competitive hospitality industry, every business is under extreme pressure to maximize revenue and minimize costs simply to maintain existing profit levels. Hospitality Management Accounting, Seventh Edition gives students a firm grounding in the fundamental concepts and analytical techniques they will need as professionals to take direct control of an accounting system and evaluate the effectiveness of current and past operations.

    Filled with case studies, expanded exercise and problem sections, and alternative solution sets that provide multiple problem-solving approaches, this updated new edition is the only text in the field that covers credit card receivables. It features an extensive review of accounting systems and a special section on the use of computers in the hospitality industry.

    Important topics covered in this text include:
    * Understanding, analyzing, and interpreting financial statements
    * Ratio analysis and internal control
    * The "bottom up" approach to pricing
    * Cost management and the cost volume profit approach to decisions
    * Operations budgeting and cash budgeting
    * Statement of cash flows and working capital

    Hospitality Management Accounting, Seventh Edition equips hospitality management and culinary students with the skills they need to take command of one of the most crucial aspects of the management of any hospitality business.

  • Value Investing in Commodity Futures: How to Profit with Scale Trading

    The only complete guide to an increasingly popular approach to futures trading

    This book outlines a highly successful alternative approach to trading commodity futures, specially tailored to today?s low-priced commodities markets. Unlike technical analysis, which uses statistics to inform trading decisions, scale trading is a form of fundamental analysis in which a trader slowly buys prices as they reach bottom and sells them as they climb back up. Hal Masover describes scaling techniques that work in every commodity market, including metals, energies, utilities, and agriculture. And he supplies readers with a scale trading system that generates a complete rundown of how much money will be needed, when, and where.

    • Satisfies the growing demand for guides to fundamental analysis-based futures trading

    Hal Masover (Fairfield, IA) is cofounder of Crown Futures, a top trading firm with offices in Fairfield, Iowa, Boulder, Colorado, and Cleveland, Ohio. He has been successfully trading futures since 1985.

  • Tcp/Ip and Linux Protocol Implementation: Systems Code for the Linux Internet

    A one-of-a-kind description about using the Linux operating system on a TCP/IP network Boasting high-performance, high availability, and open source code, Linux has emerged as an optimal choice for an operating system. Yet for Linux to be adopted by the mainstream of Unix-based corporate and ISP networks, it must be capable of supporting the TCP/IP Internet protocol, like any other network operating system. This book provides the rapidly growing audience of Linux site managers, as well as researchers and developers worldwide, with the information they need on how Linux TCP/IP keeps the network running. Internationally recognized expert on Internetworking, Jon Crowcroft walks readers through the Linux TCP/IP protocol stack, offering detailed explanations on how Linux implements its communications protocols. Vinton Cerf--co-inventor of TCP/IP--is the technical editor for this book.

  • Getting Started in Speaking, Training, or Seminar Consulting

    How to make a living speaking, training, and running workshops and seminars

    Expert Bob Bly shares his secrets for earning $1,000 to $5,000 a day, or more, as a self-employed speaker, lecturer, or trainer. He shows readers, step-by-step, everything they need to know to become polished speakers, create winning presentations, find a market niche, set fees, get bookings, and much more. Aspiring speakers will learn about the corporate training market-who buys training, what the hot topics are, how to package and sell training courses, and what to charge.

    Bob Bly (Dumont, NJ) is an independent copywriter, advertising consultant, bestselling author, popular lecturer, and highly successful trainer.

  • Professional Cooking: Student Workbook

    Completely redesigned, updated and richly illustrated revision of the classic instructional guide to professional cooking. Includes step-by-step detail, 250 colour photos with thorough coverage of products. One of the most popular and endorsed guides.

  • Communication Skills for the Environmental Technician

    Communication Skills for the Environmental technician

    This book provides environmental technology students with an enjoyable way to quickly master the basic communication skills needed by the environmental technician. Like all the books in the critically acclaimed Preserving the Legacy series, it follows a rapid-learning modular format featuring learning objectives, summaries, chapter-end reviews, practice questions, and skill-building activities. The only book available that specifically addresses the communication responsibilities of the environmental technician, it offers a thorough review of corporate communication basics and covers the environmental documents commonly generated by technicians.

    Communication Skills for the Environmental Technician features:
    * Advice on foundation reading and technical writing skills, including mastery of outlining and grammar awareness
    * Chapters on writing skills for business letters and memos; technical documents such as contingency plans, logbooks, and field notes; and completion and filing procedures for numerous reporting forms
    * In-depth coverage of oral communication skills, both for formal presentations and informal conferencing
    * Specifics of the job search: creating portfolios, writing resumes and cover letters, and performing well in the interview setting

    With its comprehensive coverage and quick-reference format, Communication Skills for the Environmental Technician is also a handy resource for any environmental technician needing a helpful refresher or useful working reference.

    The HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRAINING AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE (HMTRI), recognized by agencies including the EPA, the National Science Foundation, and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, was established in 1987 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with the intention of promoting worker protection and the maintenance of a clean and safe environment through education and training.

  • Digital Image Processing: PIKS Inside

    A thoroughly updated edition of a bestselling guide to digital image processing, this book covers cutting-edge techniques for enhancing and interpreting digital images from different sources--scanners, radar systems, and digital cameras. A PIKS image processing library of executable files as well as digital versions of many of the pictures are provided via ftp to help apply the techniques discussed in the book.

  • Food Process Engineering: Theory and Laboratory Experiments

    This lab manual covers both principles and laboratory applications of food process engineering.
    * Complete step-by-step procedures for laboratory experiment
    * Thorough description of necessary equipment, including proper operating procedures
    * Work-out examples provided for important calculations (e.g., Poisson ratio, flex modulus, lethal rate, etc.)
    * Several computer simulation tests provided and information on use of computer spreadsheets is also provided
    * Each experiment is preceded by questions and objectives; each experiment followed by data analysis and interpretation for a complete treatment

  • Management of Genetic Syndromes

    Although genetic disorders and syndromes are usually considered rare, their aggregate frequency makes them an inescapable part of medicine. It is crucial that affected individuals, their families, and their primary and specialty care physicians have an accurate and reliable resource so that the best care possible can be provided. Furthermore, with the remarkable surge of information that has become available due to networking of researchers and families, the development of support groups, and the availability of research reports and data, it is essential for one reference to contain all of this material organized in an easy-to-use manner. Management of Genetic Syndromes fills this vital need.
    Through an in-depth understanding of a specific disorder, physicians and parents can help patients reach their full potential, benefit from useful therapies, and avoid complications. Management of Genetic Syndromes is written by expert authors and offers a practical approach to the evaluation and management of the 30 most common genetic syndromes from birth to adulthood. It provides information about the spectrum of variation that can occur, risk of recurrence in the affected individual?s siblings and offspring, and whether prenatal diagnosis and diagnostic testing are available.
    Management of Genetic Syndromes incorporates a wealth of knowledge and experience with each chapter containing detailed coverage of:
    * Incidence
    * Etiology and pathogenesis
    * Natural history
    * Diagnostic criteria
    * Diagnostic testing
    * Differential diagnosis
    * Evaluation
    * Management
    * Reference and resources
    This essential book will offer medical geneticists, clinical geneticists, human geneticists, pediatricians, and other health care professionals insight into treatment and management, as well as the development of new interventions and therapies.

  • The Dose Makes the Poison: A Plain-Language Guide to Toxicology

    The Dose Makes the Poison A Plain-Language Guide to Toxicology Second Edition M. Alice Ottoboni Increasing media coverage of reports on the effects of chemicals, new recognition within government and industry of the need to protect against exposure, and other current issues are elevating the public?s concern about the health effects of synthetic chemicals in our environment. Unfortunately, much of this concern is based more on sensational news reports and half-truths than on scientific facts. This second edition of a widely read and highly acclaimed work reviews and explains the facts of chemical dangers in a clear and understandable manner. It objectively discusses the factors determining whether chemicals in our air, food, and water are harmful or harmless, and puts the dose - response relationship of chemicals in proper perspective. Effects of chemicals encountered at home and at work are presented in layman?s language to assure understanding without having to turn to other references. Thoughtful discussions of controversial issues help you to understand news media reports on toxicology, avoid the half-truths that lead to "poison paranoia," and make informed judgments about our use and control of chemicals. Extensively revised, the second edition is also reorganized to expedite access to specific information. All experimental and analytical methods are in one section, and references to the origins of toxicology and regulation of chemicals are in another separate section to improve ease of reading. In addition, coverage of subjects such as public distrust of science, epidemiology, reproductive toxicology, and risk have been expanded to provide a better understanding of the relationship of toxicology to current environmental problems. All aspects of exposure and its effects are reviewed, including
    * How chemicals cause harm--toxicity, sensitization, corrosiveness, irritation, radioactivity, and other properties
    * Routes of exposure--skin, inhalation, oral, and combinations
    * Factors that influence degree of toxicity--species, age, sex, nutrition, state of health, presence of other chemicals, adaptation, and possibly, light
    * Chemicals that cause cancer and birth defects
    Chapters on toxicity of chemicals address no-effect levels and thresholds, margins of safety, and bioaccumulation. You?ll see how the effects of chemicals are studied and how health problems are traced to environmental causes. Also clarified are differences between actual risk and perceived risk of various chemicals. With the media presenting us daily with new findings on chemical risks, this book provides a welcome "antidote" to the confusion. The Dose Makes the Poison is an easy-to-read review of toxicology that has become "required reading" for scientists and managers throughout industry; public health officials; environmental scientists; industrial hygienists; hazardous waste workers ; and anyone who wishes to improve his or her understanding of toxic chemicals without taking the time to go back to school.

  • Make Success Measurable!: A Mindbook-Workbook for Setting Goals and Taking Action

    "Performance begins with focusing on outcomes instead of activities. In my experience, most people in most organizations most of the time do the reverse. They concentrate their efforts on the pursuit of activities instead of outcomes. As a result, they rarely set or achieve performance results that matter."

    Today?s performance challenges demand outcomes-both financial and nonfinancial-that must simultaneously benefit customers, shareholders, employees, and management. Therein lies a cycle of sustainable performance that functions as a framework to ensure your organization?s goals are set, met, and balanced for today?s business world.

    Make Success Measurable! enables you to avoid activity-based goals that can go on indefinitely, and articulate aggressive outcome-based goals that are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound.

    This is a how-to book, emphasizing outcomes as opposed to actions in setting goals. You?ll learn how to: Set goals that matter to customers, shareholders, and funders. Set nonfinancial as well as financial goals and link them together. Understand and use outcome-based goals that support success while avoiding activity-based goals that produce failure. Select and use management disciplines needed to achieve your goals. Smith provides the what?s and why?s behind today?s performance challenges and shows how to convert them into measurable concrete achievements.

    Using an innovative approach, Smith divides each chapter into an explanatory Mindbook section and a practice Workbook section. The Mindbook sections provide descriptions and explain key concepts, frameworks, tools, and techniques. They seek to build your intellectual understanding of how to set and achieve the performance goals that matter.

    The Workbook sections include detailed examples and exercises that you and your colleagues can use to practice the concepts, tools, and techniques put forth in the Mindbook section. Workbook exercises allow you to convert understanding into action-and action into results! "Doug Smith?s work on performance and measurement has been an invaluable management resource for us. We believe that if you can?t measure it, you can?t improve it. Thanks to Doug, we can focus on the right measures to drive performance against today?s many new and different challenges throughout our enterprise."-Leon Gorman, President, L.L. Bean, Inc.

    "Make Success Measurable! is a practical and powerful step-by-step guide to setting and achieving the goals we all need to accomplish in a constantly changing and challenging world."-Charles Dolan, Chairman, Cablevision Systems Corporation.

    "No one writes as clearly about today?s key management issues as Doug Smith. Whether you?re in a small eCommerce startup or a large, already established organization, the frameworks, tools, techniques, and exercises contained in this book are the only things you?ll need to manage the performance that matters to your customers, your people, and your shareholders."-Steve Goldstein, CEO, eChores and former CEO, American Express Bank.

    "Achieving results that matter-to donors and clients-is the true measure of success for any nonprofit organization. This book provides a thoughtful and extremely practical guide for setting goals and effectively meeting them. It is an absolutely indispensable tool for leaders and a model for good management."-Jenna Dorn, President, National Museum of Health.

  • Desk Reference P

    Essential Information for Every Office--at Your Fingertips. Marketing Tips. Hiring and Firing. Letters That Work . Home Office Do's and Don'ts. Small Business Advice. A Selection of Book-of-the-Month Club's Money Book Club, Quality Paperback Book Club, and Doubleday Select's Executive Program.

  • Black Books Galore! Guide to Great African American Children′s Books about Girls

    A Treasury of Hundreds of Books That Help Girls Grow and Flourish

    "When raising my own children, I made sure they were surrounded by images that reflected them."-Iyanla Vanzant, bestselling author

    "As a child, I loved to read....I see many books available now that I would also have loved."-Marian Wright Edelman, President, Children?s Defense Fund

    How do you know which books are the best for girls at every age? Now, two of the mothers who founded the esteemed Black Books Galore!-the nation?s leading organizer of African American children?s book festivals-and the authors of the highly acclaimed Black Books Galore! Guide to Great African American Children?s Books, share their expert advice. Let BBG! help you open the door to a wonderful world of reading for the girls in your life.

    Invaluable for parents, teachers, and librarians, this easy-to-use, delightfully illustrated reference guide features:
    * Quick, lively descriptions of over 350 books
    * Hundreds of young black heroines and positive role models
    * Reflections from kids, famous authors, illustrators, and public figures about their favorite childhood books
    * Easy-to-find listings organized by age level and indexed by title, topic, author, and illustrator
    * Recommended reading for parents of girls

    "This is a great resource that fills a tremendous need. It should be on parents? shelves at home as well as in every school."-Alvin F. Poussaint, M.D., Harvard Medical School, on Black Books Galore! Guide to Great African American Children?s Books

  • Shared Services: Adding Value to the Business Units

    "One of the ways companies are looking for competitive advantage in this frenetic [business] environment . . . is through the use of a tactical technique called shared services. . . . In this book, we bridge [the] chasm between the theory of how a shared services operation ?ought to? work and the practical issues involved in how to make it work, how to carry out a successful implementation of a shared service operation in your business."-from the Preface.

    Gaining competitive advantage in today?s fierce business environment requires focus throughout the company on value, as measured by quality, cost, speed, and service. In the quest for superior performance, a growing number of companies are now turning to shared services, a tactical technique by which corporations can organize financial and other transaction-oriented activities to reduce costs and provide better service to business unit partners. Written by four authorities, three PricewaterhouseCoopers consultants and the executive who has directed the shared service efforts at Lucent Technologies, this comprehensive resource-the first of its kind-examines shared services from the macro issues that compel senior management to embrace this approach through the design and implementation of a shared services environment that leads to increased customer and shareholder value.

    Of all the tools available for gaining competitive advantage, why shared services? One of the principal reasons is that it creates, through consolidation of often disparate activities, more of a "one company" feel among business units. The benefits of this are twofold: one, it enables companies to show a consistent face to clients and customers, vendors and suppliers, shareholders and potential shareholders; two, it provides increased flexibility to all of the business? operations, allowing corporate leaders to maintain a global perspective while at the same time allowing business unit leaders to take strong, customer-focused actions.

    Providing both a domestic and global view, Shared Services addresses the full spectrum of issues, including:
    * Assessing whether shared services is right for you-issues to consider, goals to be reached.
    * Getting started-building support, establishing an effective organization, instituting continuous communication.
    * Setting up the infrastructure-billing shared services to business units, dealing with tax and legal entity issues.
    * International challenges-complexity, time zone, legal issues, currency stability, and security.
    * Program and project management-structures, planning, execution, and control.

    A groundbreaking book that examines a timely and important topic, Shared Services is an accessible and thorough guide to what could be a critical component in achieving long-term business success.

    This comprehensive resource is the first to introduce, explain, and explore shared services, an innovative business strategy that involves centralizing various business units, including accounting and transactional operations, to reduce costs and increase customer satisfaction. Presenting a practical and easy-to-follow blueprint for the smooth and sound implementation of shared services in your organization, Shared Services: Adding Value to the Business Units covers all the fundamentals, from how to get started to proper management techniques.

  • Retire Rich - The Baby Boomer′s Guide to a Secure Future


    Will your retirement be a comfortable and enjoyable new stage ofadulthood or a time of uncertainty, strict economizing, and reducedoptions? As retirement planning guru Bambi Holzer explains, thechoice is yours but the time to act is now, while you re stillearning a steady income. Written by a baby boomer for baby boomers, in clear, nontechnical language, Retire Rich takes the fear andmystery out of planning, saving, and investing for the future, whether you re just getting started or well along in yourretirement planning. Enhanced by helpful charts, tables, andworksheets, Retire Rich offers you a golden opportunity to secureyour financial future and enjoy the peace of mind that comes withtaking charge of this very important part of your life.

    "With Bambi s help and advice, a person can truly plan successfullyfor a secure retirement. Every baby boomer will benefit fromreading this book." Donald A. Connelly, Senior Vice President, Putnam Investments

    "Entrepreneurs lose sleep worrying about managing their money everynight. Bambi Holzer s readable book provides clear, in-depthstrategies for managing your personal funds, pensions, andinvestments." Jane Applegate, author of 201 Great Ideas for YourSmall Business

    "If you re starting to think about investing for retirement, followthis clear, easy-to-understand road map to financial survival. Dont invest without reading Bambi Holzer s book first." DavidHorowitz, Consumer Advocate, Fight Back! Productions

    "An accurate and practical resource, easily understandable bynontechnical readers boomer or not." Dennis Duitch, Senior Partner, DPS & Company, LLP

    A money book club selection

  • Becoming a Graphic Designer: A Guide to Careers in Design

    Here is the complete guide to today?s graphic design careers - a clear and concise survey of the many types of opportunities available in the field. Filled with interviews and advice from leading designers, it covers graphic design media, work types and settings, educational training, portfolio preparation, getting a job, and much more.

    The world of graphic design now boasts more opportunities in more industries using a broader range of media than ever before. Becoming a Graphic Designer gives you the information you need to start taking advantage of them - with a clear and comprehensive survey of today?s graphic design careers filled with thoughts and advice from top working designers.

    Drawing on years of experience in the business, veteran designers Steven Heller and Teresa Fernandes cover everything from education and training, design specialties, and work settings to preparing an effective portfolio and finding a job. They profile the major industries employing graphic designers and explore advertising, corporate, editorial, and other key design disciplines.

    Both traditional and electronic media are examined in detail - including print, film titles, TV graphics, Web design, motion graphics, and more. Dozens of up-front interviews with leading graphic designers let you see how companies such as Wired magazine, Martha Stewart Living magazine, and MTV hire and work with employees. These inside perspectives offer invaluable real-world insights on what different industries and positions are really like. And a resource guide to design publications and organizations points the way to further information and guidance. Complete with easy-to-use, compact sections, useful sidebars, and sample design pieces, this outstanding guide is invaluable for anyone interested in launching or developing a career in graphic design.

  • Financial Analysis: A Controller′s Guide

    Move Beyond the Routine to the Innovative

    From processing accounts payable and closing the books in a timely fashion to making recommendations for improvements that will enhance a company?s overall performance, corporate controllers and financial managers have a wide range of responsibilities. But these tasks also represent a wide area of opportunity. The controller who has developed skills beyond that of routine accounting management to include innovative financial analysis can become a highly valued member of a company?s infrastructure. This opens the door to a variety of promotions and high-level interactions with other departments. Financial Analysis: A Controller?s Guide is designed to help the controller acquire and apply top-notch financial analysis skills. In addition to covering the traditional aspects of the field, here are thorough analyses of such advanced topics as:
    * Evaluating acquisition targets
    * Increasing shareholder value
    * Determining the break-even point
    * Forecasting future business conditions
    * Using sample analysis reports
    * Determining the cost of capital
    * Analyzing risk

    Here is hard-to-find coverage of management performance review systems, process cycle analysis techniques, and capacity analysis methods-plus checklists, advice, and detailed examples and comprehensive explanations of many internal areas. This guide will be an indispensable tool for the controller who is interested in enhancing career opportunities in the field.

    Benefit Your Company-and Your Career

    As a corporate controller, financial manager, or treasurer, companies rely on your judgment in order to run smoothly and to grow both strategically and financially. But when it comes to your own personal career growth, moving past the often mundane functions of the job requires sharpened financial analysis skills. Financial Analysis: A Controller?s Guide addresses both the classical aspects of the field, including capital purchase and acquisition target analysis, as well as comprehensive information on the analysis of many internal areas. Here is invaluable guidance regarding:
    * How to improve a corporation?s overall performance
    * When to buy assets
    * How to increase shareholder value
    * How to recognize indicators of specific underlying problems
    * How to use financial analysis reports, including electronic spreadsheets
    * How to determine future business conditions . . . and much more, to help raise your visibility within the company, and earn the recognition, promotions, and career success you deserve.

  • Understanding Baking: The Art and Science of Baking

    The essential-and accessible-guide to the science of baking
    Baking is as much a science as an art. That?s why, in addition to mastering basic techniques and recipes, every baker must also learn about the science that underlies the baking craft. Guided by contemporary baking and pastry research and practice, this new edition of Joseph Amendola?s invaluable reference gives readers knowledge that they can apply to their own baking-whether it?s selecting the right flour, understanding how different leavening agents work, or learning about using new baking ingredients and additives to enhance favorite recipes. Written in a clear, easy-to-understand style, Understanding Baking is an essential companion for anyone who is serious about baking.

  • Nutrition for the Foodservice Professional

    This Third Edition covers an encyclopedic range of topics from nutrition fundamentals to menu planning to marketing a nutrition program. Hot new topics include food additives, antioxidant nutrients and phytochemicals, trans-fatty acids, percentage of calories from fat, and creative approaches to pureed foods.

  • Information Technologies in Medicine: Rehabilitation and Treatment

    A comprehensive survey of technological developments in Virtual Reality for use in a variety of medical procedures

    Medicine and the biological sciences have long relied on visualizations to illustrate the relationship between anatomic structure and biologic function. The new multidimensional imaging modalities are powerful counterparts to traditional forms of observation-surgery, postmortem examination, or extensive mental reconstruction. VR technologies have reached unimagined levels of sophistication and utility, giving physicians and students new avenues for planning and practicing surgery and diagnostics.

    The two volumes of Information Technologies in Medicine thoroughly explore the use of VR technology in three-dimensional visualization techniques, realistic surgical training prior to patient contact, and actual procedures in rehabilitation and treatment, including telemedicine and telesurgery. Editors Akay and Marsh have brought together all the available information on the subject of VR technologies in medicine and medical training to create the first comprehensive guide to the state of the art in medicine for use by students, doctors, and researchers.

    Volume II concentrates on VR technologies specifically in the area of rehabilitation and treatment and provides complete coverage of the most recent advancements in high-tech medicine. Specific treatments include:
    * VR in neuro/orthopedic rehabilitation
    * VR in treatment of anxiety disorders
    * Robot-assisted microsurgery
    * VR and the vestibular system
    * Maxillofacial virtual surgery

  • Dynamic Systems 3e

    The book presents the methodology applicable to the modeling and analysis of a variety of dynamic systems, regardless of their physical origin. It includes detailed modeling of mechanical, electrical, electro-mechanical, thermal, and fluid systems. Models are developed in the form of state-variable equations, input-output differential equations, transfer functions, and block diagrams. The Laplace-transform is used for analytical solutions. Computer solutions are based on MATLAB and Simulink.

  • Architectural Graphic Standards: 1998 Cumulative Supplement

    The architect?s standard reference for over 60 years is now available as a book/CD-ROM set. Use the book for ideas and inspiration. Then use one of five powerful search methods on the CD-ROM to quickly find all the information you need for a design project.

  • Vibration Analysis for Electronic Equipment

    This book deals with the analysis of various types of vibration environments that can lead to the failure of electronic systems or components.

  • Reproductive Hazards of the Workplace

    Reproductive Hazards of the Workplace Linda M. Frazier, MD, MPH Marvin L. Hage, MD In the face of rising medical costs, health care reform, intense media scrutiny, and the trend toward delayed pregnancies, the concern over on-the-job reproductive hazards is at an all-time high. The need to develop effective strategies for protecting the reproductive health of employees--female and male--is more critical than ever. Reproductive Hazards of the Workplace is designed to help managers, primary care physicians, and health and safety professionals manage and prevent occupational reproductive risks. Like other entries in Van Nostrand Reinhold?s Hazards of the Workplace series, the book offers a wealth of valuable, up-to-date information plus expert-tested methodologies and advice for handling risk exposure. Reproductive Hazards of the Workplace begins by covering basic reproductive and developmental biology and fundamentals of risk assessment and reduction. It shows readers how to take into account influencing factors such as the employee?s age, personal habits, and existing conditions (such as diabetes and hypertension). From this foundation, the text explains how to recognize and manage a wide range of potential threats to reproductive health, including:
    * Chemical agents
    * Physical agents
    * Biologic agents
    * Ergonomic factors
    * Travel
    * Stress
    In describing reproductive risks involving these common occupational exposures, thorough coverage is provided of an often-ignored subject: reproductive hazards to men. Reproductive Hazards of the Workplace offers a variety of features to help readers use the material. Key tables, references, sample patient encounter forms, and occupational exposure guidelines add to the book?s functionality. With this book, physicians, nurses, corporate personnel, and safety professionals have an expert resource focused exclusively on a crucial aspect of occupational health management. As an introductory text, a review volume, or a convenient sourcebook, Reproductive Hazards of the Workplace is a welcome addition to any safety professional?s library.

  • High-Speed Networking (NC)

    Leading authorities deliver the commandments for designing high-speed networks
    There are no end of books touting the virtues of one or another high-speed networking technology, but until now, there were none offering networking professionals a framework for choosing and integrating the best ones for their organization?s networking needs. Written by two world-renowned experts in the field of high-speed network design, this book outlines a total strategy for designing high-bandwidth, low-latency systems. Using real-world implementation examples to illustrate their points, the authors cover all aspects of network design, including network components, network architectures, topologies, protocols, application interactions, and more.

  • Speech Processing and Synthesis Toolboxes

    Strike a balance between theory and practice! With this text, you?ll, find a balance between theory and practice that allows you to build your understanding of the basic concepts, assumptions, and limitations of the theory of speech analysis and synthesis. The methods for data analysis as well as the theoretical background are provided to help you comprehend the analysis results. And you?ll be able to study the features and properties of speech as a signal without having to record data and write software to analyze the data. The text includes two CDs that contain stand-alone and MATLAB software and speech and electroglottographic data. The CDs illustrate the effects that speech models and speech analysis procedures have on the quality of synthesized speech. An extensive speech database provides numerous speech files and other data. Examples included in each chapter demonstrate how to use the software. The CDs allow you to:
    * Calculate the parameters of linear prediction speech models.
    * Examine procedures for converting the speech of one speaker to sound like that of another speaker (i.e., voice conversion).
    * Analyze and alter the temporal structure of the speech signal. This allows you to automatically parse speech into various features, such as voiced segments, unvoiced segments, nasal and non-nasal segments, fricatives, stops, and more.
    * Create speech with a "high speaking rate" or generate speech with a "slow speaking rate."
    * Adjust the parameters of the vocal fold model to change the vocal fold tension, length, thickness, mass, etc., in order to observe the effects of these parameters on the vibratory motion of the vocal folds.

  • Matrix Algebra for Applied Economics

    Coverage of matrix algebra for economists and students of economics

    Matrix Algebra for Applied Economics explains the important tool of matrix algebra for students of economics and practicing economists. It includes examples that demonstrate the foundation operations of matrix algebra and illustrations of using the algebra for a variety of economic problems.

    The authors present the scope and basic definitions of matrices, their arithmetic and simple operations, and describe special matrices and their properties, including the analog of division. They provide in-depth coverage of necessary theory and deal with concepts and operations for using matrices in real-life situations. They discuss linear dependence and independence, as well as rank, canonical forms, generalized inverses, eigenroots, and vectors. Topics of prime interest to economists are shown to be simplified using matrix algebra in linear equations, regression, linear models, linear programming, and Markov chains.

    Highlights include:
    * Numerous examples of real-world applications
    * Challenging exercises throughout the book
    * Mathematics understandable to readers of all backgrounds
    * Extensive up-to-date reference material

    Matrix Algebra for Applied Economics provides excellent guidance for advanced undergraduate students and also graduate students. Practicing economists who want to sharpen their skills will find this book both practical and easy-to-read, no matter what their applied interests.

  • Return to Wholeness: Embracing Body, Mind, and Spirit in the Face of Cancer

    "Beautiful. . . . If you are facing cancer or any other serious illness, I encourage you to allow the wisdom contained within these pages to nurture, guide, and support you."-Deepak Chopra, M.D., from his foreword

    Return to Wholeness is a revelation. David Simon breaks new ground with the innovative, holistic mind-body approaches developed at the Chopra Center for Well Being. The guiding theme in this book is wholeness, as Dr. Simon demonstrates to readers the value of integrating the best of traditional and alternative medicines with ancient Eastern, Ayurvedic principles and practices in order to forge the most effective path to wellness.

    Return to Wholeness features advice and recommendations on every aspect of living with illness, including designing a simple nutritional program to purify, rejuvenate, and provide balance; benefiting from the healing properties of vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and herbs; facing the toll exacted by chemotherapy and other medical techniques; incorporating various kinds of meditation, creative visualization, and aromatherapy into the larger Return to Wholeness program; and weathering emotional cycles through art therapy, journaling, laughter, and music.

    "Return to Wholeness is magnificent. Reading this book made me feel embraced and uplifted by all that is healing and true. Return to Wholeness should be kept on the nightstand of everyone who has cancer or another illness or who is afraid of becoming ill." - Christiane Northrup, M.D. author of Women?s Bodies, Women?s Wisdom

    "Return to Wholeness is the perfect book for anyone facing the diagnosis of cancer. . . . Powerful, powerful teachings you will not read elsewhere from a medical doctor." -Wayne Dyer, Ph.D., author of Manifest Your Destiny

    "Gentle, compassionate, and yet thorough . . . a book that awakens the inner healer in all of us." - Louise L. Hay, author of You Can Heal Your Life

    "An excellent source of information and guidance to help one integrate one?s life and approach to cancer."
    -Bernie S. Siegel, M.D., author of Love, Medicine, and Miracles

    "In every great challenge of life, we need guides who can show us the way. Dr. David Simon is a wise, compassionate physician who can help anyone on the journey through the experience of cancer." -Larry Dossey, M.D. author of Prayer Is Good Medicine and Healing Words

  • Global Etiquette Guide to Europe

    Ideal for Everyone from Global Executives to Globe-Hopping Tourists

    Did you know:
    * In Switzerland, a kiss on the cheek can be either expected-or deeply offensive?
    * If you don?t want to share in after-dinner drinks in Hungary, you?d better have a good excuse-like doctor?s orders?

    In today?s high-stakes, highly charged international business world, you simply can?t afford a misunderstood gesture, an ill-placed word, or a misinformed judgment. The Global Etiquette Guide to Europe shows both business and leisure travelers how to understand, appreciate, and manage-as well as maximize the benefits of-the myriad cultural differences that can exist between you and your European business hosts. This fact-filled cultural guidebook provides detailed advice on:

    * Dining * Drinking * Speaking * Eye contact * Hailing a taxi
    * Dress * Negotiating * Gift giving * Conducting a meeting
    * Tipping * Holidays * Dealing with authorities

    Just as customs vary greatly between Europe and the United States, so do they vary among the diverse nations of Europe. What is proper and expected in France, for example, may be a deal-breaker in Sweden. The Global Etiquette Guide to Europe will familiarize you with the customs, habits, tastes, and mores of every key European nation-nearly forty in all-and help you guarantee the mutual respect and acceptance that are vital for keeping every international business relationship agreeable, effective, and successful.

  • Gauge Field Theories

    The first edition of Gauge Field Theories, published in 1985, quickly became widely used in universities and other institutions of higher learning around the world. Written by well-known physicist Paul Frampton, the new edition continues to offer a first-rate mathematical treatment of gauge field theories, while thoroughly updating all chapters to keep pace with developments in the field. Frampton emphasizes formalism rather than experiments and provides sufficient detail for readers wishing to do their own calculations or pursue theoretical physics research. Special features of the Second Edition include:
    * Improved, logical organization of the material on gauge invariance, quantization, and renormalization
    * Major revision of the chapter on electroweak interactions, incorporating the latest precision data and discovery of the top quark
    * Discussions of renormalization group and quantum chromodynamics
    * A completely new chapter on model building

  • Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology: Part 1

    This completely new Third Edition of the Mark Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology brings the state-of-the-art to the 21st century, with coverage of nanotechnology, new imaging and analytical techniques, new methods of controlled polymer architecture, biomimetics, and more. Whereas earlier editions published one volume at a time, the third edition is being published in 3 Parts of 4 volumes each. Each of these 4-volume Parts is an A-Z selection of the latest in polymer science and technology as published in the updated online edition of the Mark Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology (available at www.mrw.interscience.wiley.com/epst). Order the 12 volume set (ISBN 0471275077) now for the best value and receive each of the 4 volume Parts as they publish.

    The complete list of titles to appear in Part 1 of this new third print edition can be viewed at www.mrw.interscience.wiley.com/epst and clicking on "What?s New". Check this website often as new articles are added periodically.

  • Introduction to CMOS OP-AMPs and Comparators

    A step-by-step guide to the design and analysis of CMOS operational amplifiers and comparators

    This volume is a comprehensive text that offers a detailed treatment of the analysis and design principles of two of the most important components of analog metal oxide semiconductor (MOS) circuits, namely operational amplifiers (op-amps) and comparators. The book covers the physical operation of these components, their design procedures, and applications to analog MOS circuits-particularly those involving switched-capacitor circuits, and analog-to-digital (A/D) and digital-to-analog (D/A) converters. Roubik Gregorian, a leading authority in the field, gives circuit designers the technical knowledge they need to design high-performance op-amps and comparators suitable for most analog circuit applications. In this self-contained treatment, which is loosely based on his well-received 1986 book, Analog MOS Integrated Circuits for Signal Processing (coauthored with Gabor C. Temes), Gregorian reviews the required basics before advancing to state-of-the-art topics and problem-solving techniques. This valuable guide:
    * Clearly explains configuration and performance limitation issues affecting the operation of CMOS op-amps and comparators
    * Details advanced design procedures to improve performance
    * Provides practical design examples suitable for a broad range of analog circuit applications
    * Incorporates hundreds of illustrations into the text
    * Concludes each chapter with problems and references to advanced topics, useful in textbook adoptions

    Introduction to CMOS Op-Amps and Comparators is invaluable for analog and mixed-signal designers, for senior and graduate students in electrical engineering, and for anyone who would like to keep up with this essential technology.

  • Statistical Design and Analysis of Experiments: With Applications to Engineering and Science

    Emphasizes the strategy of experimentation, data analysis, and the interpretation of experimental results.

    • Features numerous examples using actual engineering and scientific studies.
    • Presents statistics as an integral component of experimentation from the planning stage to the presentation of the conclusions.
    • Deep and concentrated experimental design coverage, with equivalent but separate emphasis on the analysis of data from the various designs.
    • Topics can be implemented by practitioners and do not require a high level of training in statistics.
    • New edition includes new and updated material and computer output.

  • Executive′s Guide to E–Business: From Tactics to Strategy

    Is E-Business Helping You--Or Your Competitors?
    E-business is transforming the commercial landscape and completely redefining traditional business assumptions. In an e-nabled world:
    · Customers demand personalized, intimate relationships resulting in new levels of transaction simplicity and service value. Companies use the Internet to expand into new markets and grow.
    · Products and services are designed for e-sales and customer segmentation. Companies package their most strategic asset--institutional knowledge--and bundle information with products and services to create new value for customers.
    · Business processes seamlessly integrate with customers and business partners as companies build value networks, focus on their core competencies, and outsource non-core business components.
    · Organizational structures are aligned to clarify internal governance for e-business. Process-oriented measures maximize the worth of information velocity in the value network.
    · Systems and technologies utilize the Internet for most interactions between customers and business partners. Rapidly developing and maturing e-business applications make the Internet the place to do business.
    · People and culture are transformed as work forces embrace the value of partnering and external relationships and employee knowledge equates to service value.
    In Executive?s Guide to E-Business: From Tactics to Strategy, PricewaterhouseCoopers professionals present a new model that all executives and managers involved in an e-business undertaking can use to prepare for the challenges of disruptive change, to foster communication and understanding throughout their organizations, and to achieve sustained competitive advantage. In doing so, they reveal the B2B e-business tactics and strategies used by successful companies worldwide to significantly boost performance and substantially improve market share.
    With information applicable to a wide range of industries, Executive?s Guide to E-Business will help any company take its rightful place in the e-nabled world and reap the tremendous benefits of the e-business revolution.

  • Transforming Dreams: Learning Spiritual Lessons from the Dreams You Never Forget

    Cultivating the landscape of the unconscious into a waking life rich in wisdom

    Illuminated by state-of-the-art brain science, psychology, spirituality, and multicultural folklore, Transforming Dreams is a thoroughly innovative achievement. Drawing on his landmark, firsthand research with dream subjects, internationally recognized dream scholar Kelly Bulkeley draws on Eastern mythology, ancient religion, and the latest discoveries in neurology to help readers glean invaluable insights from their unconscious minds.

    Includes accessible prescriptions for applying the lessons of dreams to our daily lives.

    • Explores meanings behind erotic dreams, nightmares, flying dreams, and dreams of dying and spirit.

    Kelly Bulkeley, PhD (Berkeley, CA), is a leading scholar of dreams, spirituality, and psychology. An instructor at Santa Clara College and the Graduate Theological Union, Bulkeley conducts workshops and lectures around the country.

  • Write the Perfect Book Proposal: 10 That Sold and Why

    Want to publish your book? Learn how--it?s easier than you think! Charismatic authors and literary agents Jeff Herman and Deborah Levine Herman have successfully sold hundreds of titles and learned--through trial and error--how to write a flawless book proposal that publishers can?t resist. Now you can benefit from their hard work and publishing savvy. In this new edition, they offer guidance and advice that will inspire, educate, and, most importantly, give you the necessary edge to get your book published. They explain: * How to shape your idea and create a title * Ways to get to know the market and competition * Tips on writing an effective outline, query letter, and sample chapter * The art and science of fiction and nonfiction book proposals * How ten actual proposals (included here) were successfully sold to publishers--and why "A submission from Jeff Herman always gets moved to the top . . . his new book will show you how to move to the top."--Frederic W. Hills Vice President, Simon & Schuster "This book will take writers to the highest level of proposal writing and success."--Roger Cooper Quality Paperback Book Club "If you want your proposal to ignite a busy editor?s interest, read this book."--Adrienne Hickey Senior Acquisitions Editor, AMACOM Books

  • Caregiving: The Spiritual Journey of Love, Loss, and Renewal

    Helping your family and loved ones when they need you most " Caregiving has a big heart-on a much-needed topic. A rare book of spiritual and practical wisdom." -- Sue Bender , author of Plain and Simple and Everyday Sacred "A poignant, wise, and in-the-trenches view of caregiving that is both practical and spiritual, especially of value to midlife adults." -- Jean Shinoda Bolen , M.D., author of Goddesses in Everywoman and Close to the Bone "Lovely. . . . Beth McLeod?s experience and wisdom shine through as she shares her heartfelt journey of loss, surrender, hope, and healing." -- David Simon , M.D. medical director, the Chopra Center for Well Being, author of Vital Energy and Return to Wholeness Sooner or later it will touch us all: A family member or loved one becomes ill or disabled, and we step in to help. This is caregiving, and in this powerful, unique book, prizewinning writer and advocate Beth Witrogen McLeod leads us through the caregiving journey with unflinching authority and compassion. Framed by the author?s personal odyssey as a caregiver and richly informed by the inspiring and poignant tales of others, Caregiving explores medical and financial problems, all aspects of spirituality, and such issues as depression, stress, housing, home care, and end-of-life concerns. A rare blend of powerful storytelling and practical information, Caregiving is a revelation.

  • Effect Writ for Eng Man Sci 2ed-Chap 5

    This book is also available through the Introductory Engineering Custom Publishing System. If you are interested in creating a course-pack that includes chapters from this book, you can get further information by calling 212-850-6272 or sending email inquiries to engineerjwiley.com. Good writing is brief and clear. This new edition of the popular handbook offers updated, practical advice on writing effective letters, reports, and memos, while retaining the easy-to-read format that made the first edition so popular. Presents examples of good writing to serve as models and also shows what to avoid. Includes illustrations (many more than in the 1st edition) of many types of good writing, culled from diverse sources. There is new material on writing minutes, news releases, resumes, and style guides. The section on writing reports has been thoroughly revised--every phase from initial organization to final selection of style has been updated to reflect modern practice. Suitable for classroom use or self-study.

  • The Guild Handbook of Scientific Illustration

    The Guild Handbook of Scientific Illustration, Second Edition
    Sponsored by the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators and written by top illustrators, scientists, and industry experts, The Guild Handbook of Scientific Illustration, Second Edition is an indispensable reference guide for anyone who produces, assigns, or simply appreciates scientific illustration.
    Offering broad coverage and more than 620 outstanding illustrations, this new edition offers up-to-date coverage on all aspects of this specialized field, from illustrating molecules and 3D modeling to important material and advice on copyright and contractual concerns, as well as establishing a freelance business.
    With step-by-step instructions, in-depth coverage of illustrative techniques and related tools, and helpful advice on the day-to-day business of scientific illustrating, it is easy to see why scientific illustrators refer to this book as their "bible."

  • Architectural Details: Classic Pages from Architectural Graphic Standards 1940 - 1980

    This book offers a wealth of valuable, hard-to-find technical information on mid-twentieth-century building materials and systems, all carefully selected from the Fourth (1951) through Seventh (1981) editions of Ramsey/Sleeper?s acclaimed Architectural Graphic Standards. A key reference for architects, builders, and educators whose work involves building maintenance and restoration, it brings back into print hundreds of pages that no longer appear in the current edition of Architectural Graphic Standards but which have real value and relevance for today?s architectural practice.
    Chapters include data and details for residential design, sitework and landscaping, stairs, fireplaces, energy-related issues such as sun shading and solar control, and more. Of particular interest is the information-on topics such as stonework and terra cotta, plank and beam framing, roofing systems, mill construction, and pneumatic tube conveyors-concerning systems and techniques no longer used in contemporary design but still found in buildings subject to remodeling and adaptive reuse.
    Throughout, the book is made easy to use with the help of useful guidance on the interpretation of the older pages and annotations placing the material in a CSI MasterFormat(TM) context.
    Filled with well-presented visual examples that offer important practical insights into the evolution of twentieth-century design and practice, this unique volume is an important working tool and a valuable addition to every architectural library.

  • Food Microbiology: A Laboratory Manual

    Yousef and Carlstrom s Food Microbiology: A Laboratory Manual serves as a general laboratory manual for undergraduate and graduate students in food microbiology, as well as a training manual in analytical food microbiology. Focusing on basic skill-building throughout, the Manual provides a review of basic microbiological techniques media preparation, aseptic techniques, dilution, plating, etc. followed by analytical methods and advanced tests for food-bourne pathogens. The Manual includes a total of fourteen complete experiments.

    The first of the Manual s four sections reviews basic microbiology techniques; the second contains exercises to evaluate the microbiota of various foods and enumerate indicator microorganisms. Both of the first two sections emphasize conventional cultural techniques. The third section focuses on procedures for detecting pathogens in food, offering students the opportunity to practice cultural, biochemical, immunoassay, and genetic methods. The final section discusses beneficial microorganisms and their role in food fermentations, concentrating on lactic acid bacteria and their bacteriocins. This comprehensive text also:

    - Focuses on detection and analysis of food-bourne pathogenic microorganisms like Escherichia coli 0157:H7, Listeria monocytogenes, and Salmonella
    - Includes color photographs on a companion Web site in order to show students what their own petri plates or microscope slides should look like:  http://class.fst.ohio-state.edu/fst636/fst636.htm
    - Explains techniques in an accessible manner, using flow charts and drawings
    - Employs a "building block" approach throughout, with each new chapter building upon skills from the previous chapter

  • Ready-to-Run Java 3DTM

    A crash course in Java 3D, plus many ready-to-use applets that will leap off the screen and keep your viewers glued to your Web site.

    Here?s everything you need to spice up your Web site with interactive content, rich realism, and animation-immediately! Each chapter is built around a ready-to-run Java 3D applet and begins with detailed, easy-to-follow instructions on how to customize it to your needs without compiling or coding. This is followed by a technical tutorial that explains how the applets were created using the Java 3D API. And, throughout the book, numerous examples and diagrams and loads of useable source code help make it amazingly quick and easy for you to master:
    * Core Java 3D commands.
    * Core Java 3D API components.
    * Special Java 3D development tools.
    * Graphics modeling and rendering concepts and techniques.
    * A range of 3D techniques, including lighting, texture manipulation, 3D fonts, image processing, and 3D sound.
    * Other powerful Java utilities, tools, and classes.

    The CD-ROM supplies you with:
    * Numerous customizable Java 3D applets and their HTML files.
    * Tools and resources to create 3D content.
    * Links to 3rd-party tool vendors.
    * The Java 2 platform (formerly JDK 1.2).
    * Java 3D Runtime Environment.

  • Contemporary Trends in Landscape Architecture

    This book showcases new trends in the vital and changing field of landscape design. Important contemporary concerns affecting the landscape professional are considered: the impact of recent scientific research, historic preservation, populations with unique needs, international practices, and much more.

  • Corn: Origin, History, Technology, and Production

    Your all-in-one guide to corn. This book provides practical advice on planting techniques and rates, seed production, treating plant diseases, insect infestation and weeds, harvesting, processing, and worldwide utilization. This is the fourth, and final, volume in the series of comprehensive references on the major crops of the world.

    • Covers new biotechnology techniques for plant breeding and pest management
    • Provides practical advice on planting techniques and rates, seed production, treating plant diseases, insect infestation and weeds, harvesting, processing and worldwide utilization.

  • Lasting Change: The Shared Values Process That Makes Companies Great

    "Rob Lebow and William Simon are on the money. Lasting Change is the only way to go and it can only happen through shared values. Lasting Change is just great-a must read!"- Ken Blanchard, Chairman and CEO, Blanchard Training & Development, Inc. and coauthor of The One Minute Manager.

    "Don?t miss this book! You?ll come away with some extraordinary insights into how great companies make the Shared Values Process an essential principle of their strategy."- John Sculley, principal, Sculley Brothers and former CEO, Apple Computer.

    "The concepts and examples are extraordinary. Lebow?s Shared Values Process will prove to you that the tired old prescription of ?fixing people? is flawed. To improve performance, you must change the ?context.? This formula will work for any organization that wants lasting change!" -Paul Horgen, President and CEO, IBM Mid-America Employees Federal Credit Union.

    "Today?s leaders will need shared values simply to meet the challenges ahead. The next generation will demand those shared values. Lasting Change offers inspired yet practical advice for those who seek to build organizations guided by a moral compass." - Dick Capen, author of Finishing Strong/Living the Values That Take You the Distance, former U.S. Ambassador to Spain and Publisher of the Miami Herald.

    "The book is well written, straightforward, and no-nonsense. It holds your attention. It is a book I will certainly require in the MBA courses I teach." - Four-star general Warren D. Johnson, USAF (Ret.), Adjunct Professor, Wake Forest University.

    "Lasting Change is packed full of the stuff that makes great people and great companies-a well-packaged postgraduate education that is sure to have a lasting impact on those who have the good fortune to read it. It?s a must read for entry-level neophytes and seasoned CEOs."- Harold Burson, Chairman, Burson-Marsteller.

    "A great collection of anecdotes and experiences that will help a manager develop into a leader.

    The book has a lot of information and is well written." -Philip Crosby, CEO of Philip Crosby Associates II, Inc., author of Quality Is Free and The Absolutes of Leadership.

  • Your Family Medical Record: An Interactive Guide to Getting the Best Care

    Everything a family needs to collect and maintain a medical file at home

    As insurance companies and HMOs grow increasingly complicated, and doctors become too harried and too specialized to answer questions, patients are often left to their own devices. Part record-keeper, part medical primer, Your Family Medical Record rescues bewildered "medical consumers" and helps readers take control of their own health care. Written in plain English by an experienced doctor, this unique book offers a complete collection of handy fill-in charts and tables that allow families to compile their own medical records. Dr. Hester provides basic information on how to successfully communicate with one?s doctor, while demystifying medical procedures with detailed explanations of common medical tests and includes an extensive glossary of medical jargon. This is a superb resource for families who believe that good health starts at home.

    Maria Hester, MD (Memphis, TN), is a doctor in private practice. She is President of the Southwest branch of the American Heart Association, an executive board member of the Christian Medical and Dental Society, and a member of the American Medical Association.

  • A Neoclassic View of Plated Desserts: Grand Finales

    "A Neoclassic View of Plated Desserts demonstrates both the subtle and theatrical pizzazz of a talented collective of visionaries." -Andrew MacLauchlan Executive Pastry Chef, Coyote Cafe "A brilliant addition to Tish Boyle?s and Timothy Moriarty?s series of cookbooks. This dynamic duo has thoroughly translated the recipes of some of our country?s leading pastry chefs with immense ease and perfection. It is with enormous admiration that I recommend this cookbook to anyone searching for a greater knowledge of desserts." -François Payard Owner, Payard Patisserie & Bistro Author, Simply Sensational Desserts "It is the purpose of a neoclassic dessert to isolate the integral elements of a time-honored classic and transform its components to produce a dessert with the grandeur demanded by today?s consumer. The pastry chefs who contributed to this book have provided recipes that do just that-and they do it magnificently!" -Bo Friberg Chef/Instructor, The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone

  • Dealers, Healers, Brutes & Saviors: Eight Winning Styles for Solving Giant Business Crises

    Praise for Dealers, Healers, Brutes & Saviors "These revealing stories capture what it takes today to lead your company through a crisis." -Heath Meriwether; Publisher, Detroit Free Press "I urge all senior managers to read this book.. Most crises are sudden, with intensity building in a couple of days like a tropical storm. Gerry?s wisdom will prepare you before it becomes a category-4 hurricane." -Dr. Ilker Baubars, Senior Deputy Dean, Graduate School of Industrial Administration, Carnegie Mellon University "Dealers, Healers, Brutes, and Saviors is must reading for any executive, who too often does not recognize a crisis until it?s too late. Gerald Meyers?s keen insight into crisis management has been invaluable to many corporate CEOs, including me." -John R. Hall, Retired Chairman of the Board and CEO, Ashland, Inc. "There?s a huge range of responses that are feasible when you?re faced with a crisis. Knowing how real people chose, acted, and succeeded in managing their crises is critical to solid decision-making. That?s what this book is all about and why it is worth the investment." -Edward A. Snyder, Dean, The Darden School University of Virginia "Confronted by crisis, the successful leaders profiled in this fast-moving, readable book universally embrace risk, take charge, move quickly, often, save their companies." -James A. Henderson, Chairman and CEO Cummins Engine Company

  • Magnetic Fields: A Comprehensive Theoretical Treatise for Practical Use

    A unique resource for physicists and engineers working with magnetic fields
    An understanding of magnetic phenomena is essential for anyone working on the practical application of electromagnetic theory. Magnetic Fields: A Comprehensive Theoretical Treatise for Practical Use provides physicists and engineers with a thorough treatment of the magnetic aspects of classical electromagnetic theory, focusing on key issues and problems arising in the generation and application of magnetic fields. From magnetic potentials and diffusion phenomena to magnetohydrodynamics and properties of matter-topics are carefully selected for their relevance to the theoretical framework as well as current technologies. Outstanding in its organization, clarity, and scope, Magnetic Fields:
    * Examines a wide range of practical problems, from magnetomechanical devices to magnetic acceleration mechanisms
    * Opens each chapter with reference to pertinent engineering examples
    * Provides sufficient detail enabling readers to follow the derivation of the results
    * Discusses solution methods and their application to different problems
    * Includes more than 300 graphs, 40 tables, 2,000 numbered formulas, and extensive references to the professional literature
    * Reviews the essential mathematics in the appendices

  • LC/MS Applications in Drug Development

    Breakthroughs in combinatorial chemistry and molecular biology, as well as an overall industry trend toward accelerated development, mean the rate of sample generation now far exceeds the rate of sample analysis in the pursuit of producing new and better pharmaceuticals. LC/MS is an analytical tool that helps the researcher identify the most promising sample early in the selection process, effectively creating a shortcut to finding new drugs. This book is the first to describe LC/MS applications within the context of drug development, including the discovery, preclinical, clinical, and manufacturing phases.
    In addition to the thorough technical analysis of this tool, LC/MS Applications in Drug Development provides perspective on the significant changes in strategies for pharmaceutical analysis. A process overview of drug development from an analytical point of view is provided along with essential data required to successfully bring a drug to market. The incorporation of LC/MS is illustrated from target to product. Chapters pertaining to the discovery process itself include:

    • Proteomics
    • Glycoprotein Mapping
    • Natural Products Dereplication
    • Lead Identification Screening
    • Open-Access LC/MS
    • In Vitro Drug Screening

    Written for both the analytical chemist who uses LC/MS applications and the pharmaceutical scientist who works with the drugs they produce, LC/MS Applications in Drug Development is the premier reference on the subject.

  • Smart GuideTM to Sports Medicine

    Smart Advice on the most common sports injuries their diagnoses, treatments, and repercussions

    Smart Ways to recover from surgery and exercise after an injury or illness including alternative medicine

    Smart Tips on getting proper training and how to choose the sport or activity that?s right for you

    • Smart Ways to choose the right sports and activities that are best suited to your profile, physical ability, and overall health
    • Smart Advice on getting proper sports training and maintaining baseline fitness with quick, easy exercise you can do anytime
    • Smart Strategies addressing
    • the special concerns of women and middle-aged athletes
    • Smart Tips on staying healthy without the hurt, including a special chapter on sport-specific injuries
    • Quick reading and easy referencing with a comprehensive index and loads of sidebars and sources that will help you put smart ideas to work

    Smart Guides take readers seriously. They satisfy even the most curious person?s desire to know the essentials about any of a wide range of topics from vitamins to mutual funds to stress relief.It?s all about good reading and expert information. The choice is yours.

  • Next Generation Manufacturing: Methods and Techniques

    During the 1990s, an ambitious three-year research program identified the steps manufacturing companies must take to become globally competitive. The prestigious Next Generation Manufacturing (NGM) Project combined the insights and perspectives of business and academia?s most astute thinkers. It featured the cumulative experience of over thirty top global manufacturing firms, the Agility Forum, the engineering and management schools of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Oak Ridge Centers for Manufacturing Technology, as well as many other highly regarded organizations. The Project resulted in a vision for the future of manufacturing and a framework for action.

    Next Generation Manufacturing is the first book to cover the NGM Project and its recommendations for creating and maintaining a successful manufacturing enterprise. It describes how manufacturing is continuing to evolve and the significant changes companies must make to remain competitive in the next decade.

    Addressing the dilemmas faced by today?s corporate management, the authors walk the reader through strategies for meeting corporate goals and the expectations of customers; the techniques and tools available to achieve them; and how to define success through measurements. They offer a comprehensive program for applying the product development techniques, metrics, and knowledge management approaches for stellar manufacturing.

    Vital to next generation manufacturing is understanding the roles of innovation, knowledge, and people in ensuring the competitive readiness of a company. The book identifies the strategies to achieve this, including:
    * Build a strong workforce
    * Develop and implement advanced knowledge processes
    * Use advanced manufacturing systems, processes, equipment, and technology
    * Integrate competitive strengths

    Included are real-world examples from participating firms in the NGM Project that have achieved NGM attributes, such as Chrysler and Boeing, as well as a full-length hypothetical case. Also provided are the methodologies for making a high-quality product at the lowest possible cost and getting it to market in the shortest possible time.

    The authors have extended the work of the NGM Project by developing ways to link NGM with corporate strategic goals for achieving and sustaining profitability. They expand the concepts of NGM by covering management and financial issues that, until now, have not been fully addressed. The authors also provide a glimpse into the future, examining where manufacturing may be headed beyond the next decade.

    For any manager or owner concerned about the long-term survival of their manufacturing enterprise, Next Generation Manufacturing provides the knowledge, strategies, and tools necessary for achieving success in the twenty-first century.

    Praise for

    "Jordan and Michel capture the diverse and often conflicting concerns of manufacturing business leaders worldwide. . . . The lessons [in this book] have widespread application in companies of almost any size."-Professor Peter Sackett, Head of Department, Cranfield University

    "Throughout history, manufacturing of flint arrowheads to sophisticated computer chips has been a mainstay of societal growth. Indeed, technology epochs have been named for significant occurrences; e.g., the Industrial Revolution, manufacturing productivity fueled by mass production technology. We are now witnessing the start of one of these rare epochs, the Knowledge Age, manufacturing productivity fueled by information and knowledge technology. Next Generation Manufacturing provides an exciting insight into this emerging epoch; an easily read, accurate, and insightful book on manufacturing history in the making."-Gene Meieran, Intel Fellow, Intel Corporation

  • The Environmental Resource Guide

    The architect?s best natural resource--now on CD-ROM!

    The Environmental Resource Guide (ERG) on CD-ROM gives you instant access to current information on the environmental aspects of building materials. Based on a life-cycle analysis of materials that spans manufacturing, installation and use in buildings, and reuse, recycling, or disposal, it covers both properties and applications of materials--everything you need to make environmentally informed design decisions and product specifications. This edition brings together all of the information from the print version and its supplements in a flexible, user-friendly format that lets you:
    * Review environmentally responsive building projects, from concept to construction and performance
    * Compare alternative materials for specific building applications
    * Examine in-depth environmental profiles of building materials, organized by CSI Masterformat-- divisions

    With an Adobe PDF format for quick access to documents, plus detailed graphics, a listing of useful resource organizations and publications, and more, the ERG on CD-ROM is fast and easy to use--the natural choice for today?s informed architects and design professionals.

  • Applied Regression Including Computing and Graphic

    A step-by-step guide to computing and graphics in regression analysis In this unique book, leading statisticians Dennis Cook and Sanford Weisberg expertly blend regression fundamentals and cutting-edge graphical techniques. They combine and up- date most of the material from their widely used earlier work, An Introduction to Regression Graphics, and Weisberg's Applied Linear Regression; incorporate the latest in statistical graphics, computing, and regression models; and wind up with a modern, fully integrated approach to one of the most important tools of data analysis. In 23 concise, easy-to-digest chapters, the authors present:? A wealth of simple 2D and 3D graphical techniques, helping visualize results through graphs An improved version of the user-friendly Arc software, which lets readers promptly implement new ideas Complete coverage of regression models, including logistic regression and generalized linear models More than 300 figures, easily reproducible on the computer Numerous examples and problems based on real data A companion Web site featuring free software and advice, available at www.wiley.com/mathem atics Accessible, self-contained, and fully referenced, Applied Regression Including Computing and Graphics assumes only a first course in basic statistical methods and provides a bona fide user manual for the Arc software. It is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in learning how to analyze regression problems with confidence and depth.

  • Environmental Contaminant Reference Databook: Set

    This title focuses on the environmental effects of potentially dangerous, federally regulated chemicals as well as those chemicals of special interest to safety professionals. The CD-ROM offers a quick reference to practical, critical, and often difficult to find information on potentially dangerous chemical releases. Environmental Containment Reference Databook (ECRD) is a valuable reference compendium of the physical, chemical, and biological properties of environmental chemicals and mixtures.

  • Financial Accounting: Solving Financial Accounting Problems Using Excel for Windows

    From one of the hottest author teams in accounting comes a new edition of the highly-successful Financial Accounting! This edition retains the traditional procedural coverage of the previous editions along with a practical decision-making focus. Anyone who will ever be asked to prepare or use accounting information to make effective decisions will benefit from this best-selling text!

  • The Fountainheadache: The Politics of Architect-Client Relations

    "I don?t intend to build in order to have clients. I intend to have clients in order to build." Howard Roark, hero of Ayn Rand?s The Fountainhead

    Howard Roark?s attitude toward clients was guaranteed to cause him endless headaches. Most architects understand that they must balance their creative ambitions with the client?s need for a building that solves real-life problems, can be built for a reasonable cost, and doesn?t leak. Learning to strike that balance, however, can be a painful trial-and-error process that produces its own special brand of headache.

    The Fountainheadache investigates the complex, sometimes rocky relationship of architect and client through the personal recollections of some of America?s best-known and most successful architects. Roger K. Lewis, Charles Gwathmey, Stanley Tigerman, and many others discuss their methods for establishing working relationships with clients, describe the impact of these relationships on the design process, and offer insights and advice on a broad array of issues covering a range of projects from single-family dwellings to large commercial buildings and public facilities.

    Andy Pressman?s often hilarious stories of his own fledgling practice illustrate the kinds of client-related problems that can take a young architect completely by surprise: A married couple can?t agree on how to remodel their house, a client wants to have his house redesigned without meeting the architect, a couple allows a contingent of neighbors to grill the architect about his design. But from each jarring experience, Pressman draws a valuable lesson. He develops a set of guidelines that help bridge the gap that often separates architect from client, replacing frustration with satisfaction, conflict with collaboration, and disappointment with delight.

    The Fountainheadache offers a candid and completely human perspective on the frustrations and joys of the architect-client relationship. It also provides plenty of practical advice that will help architects and prospective clients turn this potential headache into one of the most rewarding aspects of any building venture.

  • Menu: Pricing & Strategy, 4th Edition

    Now in its fourth edition, this popular guide to designing and pricing menus has even more information that will help turn your ordinary menu into a merchandising and cost control tool. Two of the industry?s top hospitality educators, Jack Miller and Dave Pavesic, have teamed up to make this new edition the best book available on menu pricing and design. This revised edition includes New sections on the history of the restaurant industry The psychology of menu pricing and design How to write menu copy Use of coupons and discounts Demand and market driven pricing Menu sales mix analysis Expanded glossary of menu terms

  • Wastewater Microbiology

    Written by an international authority on environmental microbiology and virology, Wastewater Microbiology, Second Edition is an invaluable reference tool that provides readers with concise, up-to-date coverage of microbiological developments and public health aspects in the field of wastewater treatment.

    This new edition supplies readers with a basic background in microbiology, metabolism, and ecology and uses the principles and recent discoveries in engineering and microbiology to examine the practical issues of treatment, disinfection, and remediation.

    Complete with new figures and tables, as well as color photographs shot using rRNA probes, this updated edition covers topics that include:
    * Recent trends in wastewater microbiology and genetic tools used in the detection of parasites and pathogens, including biotechnological applications for treatment plants
    * The emergence of new pathogens in water and the microbiology of drinking water
    * The disposal of biosolids and wastewater in wetlands and receiving waters
    * The new methodology revealing the heterogeneous structure of biofilms and their complex biodiversity
    * Updated information on pollution control biotechnology

    An authoritative guide for all researchers, administrators, and engineers in the field of microbiology, Wastewater Management, Second Edition is also an essential reference for civil engineers, public health officials, and students involved in environmental sciences.

  • Grand Finales: The Art of the Plated Dessert

    "A visually stunning and groundbreaking new book. Grand Finales: The Art of The Plated Dessert explores the intimate connection between flavor and presentation with recipes that are truly extraordinary. Thanks to the magnificent efforts of the pastry chefs in this book, the language of desserts will never be the same." -Jacques Torres, Le Cirque, New York A Gallery for the New Century A New Way to See, Taste, and Appreciate Neo-Classicism Echoes a classic dessert in form, preparation, or ingredients. Minimalism A single, primitive form supported by spare garnish. Illusionism Resembles a person, object, or scene. Architecturalism Features a prominent vertical component. Impressionism Communicates a theme or mood. Modernism Abstract forms with bold colors and a satirical edge. Performance Art Displays action at the touch of fork or spoon. Eclecticism Combines elements from other schools found herein. Fusionism Includes an ingredient or seasoning outside the European and American dessert tradition.

  • Modern Analytical Methods in Art and Archeology

    The use of analytical methods in studies concerning works of art and archaeological artifacts provides essential information on the materials they are made from, including their composition, age, and methods used in their production. This book explains how to use analytical methods to obtain such information.

  • Applied Mergers and Acquisitions: University Edition

    A comprehensive guide to the world of mergers and acquisitions

    Why do so many M&A transactions fail? And what drives the success of those deals that are consummated? Robert Bruner explains that M&A can be understood as a response by managers to forces of turbulence in their environment. Despite the material failure rates of mergers and acquisitions, those pulling the trigger on key strategic decisions can make them work if they spend great care and rigor in the development of their M&A deals. By addressing the key factors of M&A success and failure, Applied Mergers and Acquisitions can help readers do this. Written by one of the foremost thinkers and educators in the field, this invaluable resource teaches readers the art and science of M&A valuation, deal negotiation, and bargaining, and provides a framework for considering tradeoffs in an effort to optimize the value of any M&A deal. Applied Mergers and Acquisitions is part of a complete suite of resources on M&A that includes a workbook and a CD-ROM with additional spreadsheets.

  • The Data Model Resource Book, Revised Edition, Universal Data Models for All Enterprises V 1 Revised Edition +CD

    A quick and reliable way to build proven databases for core business functions

    Industry experts raved about The Data Model Resource Book when it was first published in March 1997 because it provided a simple, cost-effective way to design databases for core business functions. Len Silverston has now revised and updated the hugely successful 1st Edition, while adding a companion volume to take care of more specific requirements of different businesses.

    This updated volume provides a common set of data models for specific core functions shared by most businesses like human resources management, accounting, and project management. These models are standardized and are easily replicated by developers looking for ways to make corporate database development more efficient and cost effective.

    This guide is the perfect complement to The Data Model Resource CD-ROM, which is sold separately and provides the powerful design templates discussed in the book in a ready-to-use electronic format. A free demonstration CD-ROM is available with each copy of the print book to allow you to try before you buy the full CD-ROM.

  • Great Feuds in History: Ten of the Liveliest Disputes Ever

    Praise for Great Feuds in History

    "Everyone loves a good fight, especially on the world stage, and Evans calls these contests with skill and flair."
    -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

    "Evans captures all the drama and controversy in these streamlined accounts brimming with invigorated, well-paced prose."
    -- Publishers Weekly

    In Great Feuds in History, Colin Evans puts us in the middle of ten of history?s most significant struggles-high-stakes personal conflicts that had a lasting impact on the societies around them and on generations that followed.

    Spanning five hundred years of political rivalry, spiritual conflict, and ancestral discord, here are ten fascinating true tales of ambition, greed, jealousy, passion, and fear that are as gripping and meaningful today as they were in their own turbulent times.
    * Queen Elizabeth I versus Mary, Queen of Scots
    * English parliament versus King Charles I
    * Aaron Burr versus Alexander Hamilton
    * The Hatfields versus the McCoys
    * Joseph Stalin versus Leon Trotsky
    * Roald Amundsen versus Robert Scott
    * The Duchess of Windsor versus the Queen Mother
    * Bernard Law Montgomery versus George Patton
    * Lyndon B. Johnson versus Robert F. Kennedy
    * J. Edgar Hoover versus Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Linear Systems, Fourier Transforms, and Optics

    A complete and balanced account of communication theory, providing an understanding of both Fourier analysis (and the concepts associated with linear systems) and the characterization of such systems by mathematical operators. Presents applications of the theories to the diffraction of optical wave-fields and the analysis of image-forming systems. Emphasizes a strong mathematical foundation and includes an in-depth consideration of the phenomena of diffraction. Combines all theories to describe the image-forming process in terms of a linear filtering operation for both coherent and incoherent imaging. Chapters provide carefully designed sets of problems. Also includes extensive tables of properties and pairs of Fourier transforms and Hankle Transforms.

  • Art Therapy Practice: Innovative Approaches with Diverse Populations

    Incorporate both traditional and new techniques of art therapy into your clinical work Changes in society have shaped the field of art therapy and fueled its expansion into new environments, where innovative approaches are essential in order to meet the needs of a new generation of clients. Written by Harriet Wadeson, a pioneer and expert in the field of art therapy, Art Therapy Practice offers you a broad view of this growing profession, demonstrating art therapy?s great diversity and covering all the clinical settings in which it is and can be used. Featuring case examples and client artwork, this book provides clear instruction on both the classic and contemporary techniques necessary for working with children, adolescents, and adults. Covering a wide variety of presenting problems, including developmental delay, sexual abuse, homelessness, and more, Wadeson also presents fresh ways of working with a new population of clients--from inner-city youths plagued by violence and abuse, to individuals suffering from Alzheimer?s or AIDS, to those in outpatient treatment facilities. Insight and activities for helping these new and evolving patient groups is provided, along with a section devoted to specific art therapy projects utilizing a variety of media. Art Therapy Practice will stimulate your creativity and help you encourage it in your clients--in their art and in their lives.

  • Applied Mergers and Acquisitions

    A comprehensive guide to the world of mergers and acquisitions

    Why do so many M&A transactions fail? And what drives the success of those deals that are consummated? Robert Bruner explains that M&A can be understood as a response by managers to forces of turbulence in their environment. Despite the material failure rates of mergers and acquisitions, those pulling the trigger on key strategic decisions can make them work if they spend great care and rigor in the development of their M&A deals. By addressing the key factors of M&A success and failure, Applied Mergers and Acquisitions can help readers do this. Written by one of the foremost thinkers and educators in the field, this invaluable resource teaches readers the art and science of M&A valuation, deal negotiation, and bargaining, and provides a framework for considering tradeoffs in an effort to optimize the value of any M&A deal. Applied Mergers and Acquisitions is part of a complete suite of resources on M&A that includes a workbook and a CD-ROM with additional spreadsheets.

  • Lighting Design Basics

    Lighting is a basic, yet difficult-to-master, element of interior design, and Lighting Design Basics provides the information you need in a concise, highly visual format. Two leading designers, both with decades of experience, offer straightforward coverage of concepts and techniques, and present realistic goals you can use as guides to creating simple, typical lighting designs and when collaborating with professional designers on more complex projects.

    Design scenarios for more than twenty different spaces illustrate real-world case studies for illuminating residential and commercial spaces, from kitchens to doctors? offices. Each scenario includes an in-depth rationale for the proposed solution, insightful lighting distribution diagrams, floor plans, and details for lighting installation and construction. In addition, exercises allow you to develop lighting design skills in preparation for working on actual projects, as well as the NCIDQ and NCARB exams.

    Packed with informative illustrations, Lighting Design Basics is an invaluable resource for students, as well as interior designers and architects studying for professional licensing exams.

  • Dynamic Spin Chemistry: Magnetic Controls and Spin Dynamics of Chemical Reactions

    Dynamic Spin Chemistry Edited by Saburo Nagakura, Hisaharu Hayashi and Tohru Azumi Because of increasing concerns over the effects of electromagnetic radiation on the human body, it has become essential to understand how chemical and biological reactions are affected by magnetic fields. Dynamic Spin Chemistry focuses on theoretical and experimental research showing the great influence on the dynamic behavior of molecules due to external magnetic fields, such as magnetic quenching of gaseous fluorescence, effects on chemical reaction rates and chemically induced dynamic nuclear and electron polarization. This book discusses both the theoretical and experimental foundations of dynamic spin chemistry, as well as its future trends. After the introductory chapter, the next three chapters discuss magnetic field effects and magnetic isotope effects on chemical reactions in solution and on the dynamic behavior of excited molecules in the gas phase. Subsequent chapters deal with the effects on chemical equilibria under large fields; spin spectroscopy; chemically induced dynamic electron polarization (CIDEP) studies and reaction yield-detected ESR. This book will be of interest to researchers and graduate students in pure and applied chemistry, physics or biology having an interest in photochemistry, photophysics or photobiology.

  • Graph Theory

    A lively invitation to the flavor, elegance, and power of graph theory

    This mathematically rigorous introduction is tempered and enlivened by numerous illustrations, revealing examples, seductive applications, and historical references. An award-winning teacher, Russ Merris has crafted a book designed to attract and engage through its spirited exposition, a rich assortment of well-chosen exercises, and a selection of topics that emphasizes the kinds of things that can be manipulated, counted, and pictured. Intended neither to be a comprehensive overview nor an encyclopedic reference, this focused treatment goes deeply enough into a sufficiently wide variety of topics to illustrate the flavor, elegance, and power of graph theory.

    Another unique feature of the book is its user-friendly modular format. Following a basic foundation in Chapters 1-3, the remainder of the book is organized into four strands that can be explored independently of each other. These strands center, respectively, around matching theory; planar graphs and hamiltonian cycles; topics involving chordal graphs and oriented graphs that naturally emerge from recent developments in the theory of graphic sequences; and an edge coloring strand that embraces both Ramsey theory and a self-contained introduction to P?lya's enumeration of nonisomorphic graphs. In the edge coloring strand, the reader is presumed to be familiar with the disjoint cycle factorization of a permutation. Otherwise, all prerequisites for the book can be found in a standard sophomore course in linear algebra.

    The independence of strands also makes Graph Theory an excellent resource for mathematicians who require access to specific topics without wanting to read an entire book on the subject.

  • Legal Aspects of Hospitality Management

    Employee relations, food and liquor liability, partron civil rights, and federal regulations are all subjects that concern hospitality operators, who know that preventing legal problems is the best way to keep profits from being siphoned off by expensive legal hassles. This book gives readers an opportunity to look at hospitality operations from a legal standpoint and to develop management strategies to prevent legal problems.

  • Effect Writ for Eng Man Sci 2ed-Chap 7

    This book is also available through the Introductory Engineering Custom Publishing System. If you are interested in creating a course-pack that includes chapters from this book, you can get further information by calling 212-850-6272 or sending email inquiries to engineerjwiley.com. Good writing is brief and clear. This new edition of the popular handbook offers updated, practical advice on writing effective letters, reports, and memos, while retaining the easy-to-read format that made the first edition so popular. Presents examples of good writing to serve as models and also shows what to avoid. Includes illustrations (many more than in the 1st edition) of many types of good writing, culled from diverse sources. There is new material on writing minutes, news releases, resumes, and style guides. The section on writing reports has been thoroughly revised--every phase from initial organization to final selection of style has been updated to reflect modern practice. Suitable for classroom use or self-study.

  • Excel for Scientists and Engineers: Numerical Methods

    Learn to fully harness the power of Microsoft Excel® to perform scientific and engineering calculations

    With this text as your guide, you can significantly enhance Microsoft Excel?s® capabilities to execute the calculations needed to solve a variety of chemical, biochemical, physical, engineering, biological, and medicinal problems. The text begins with two chapters that introduce you to Excel?s Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) programming language, which allows you to expand Excel?s® capabilities, although you can still use the text without learning VBA. Following the author?s step-by-step instructions, here are just a few of the calculations you learn to perform:

    • Use worksheet functions to work with matrices
    • Find roots of equations and solve systems of simultaneous equations
    • Solve ordinary differential equations and partial differential equations
    • Perform linear and non-linear regression
    • Use random numbers and the Monte Carlo method
    This text is loaded with examples ranging from very basic to highly sophisticated solutions. More than 100 end-of-chapter problems help you test and put your knowledge to practice solving real-world problems. Answers and explanatory notes for most of the problems are provided in an appendix.

    The CD-ROM that accompanies this text provides several useful features:

    • All the spreadsheets, charts, and VBA code needed to perform the examples from the text
    • Solutions to most of the end-of-chapter problems
    • An add-in workbook with more than twenty custom functions
    This text does not require any background in programming, so it is suitable for both undergraduate and graduate courses. Moreover, practitioners in science and engineering will find that this guide saves hours of time by enabling them to perform most of their calculations with one familiar spreadsheet package

  • The Finite Element Method for Engineers

    A useful balance of theory, applications, and real-world examples
    The Finite Element Method for Engineers, Fourth Edition presents a clear, easy-to-understand explanation of finite element fundamentals and enables readers to use the method in research and in solving practical, real-life problems. It develops the basic finite element method mathematical formulation, beginning with physical considerations, proceeding to the well-established variation approach, and placing a strong emphasis on the versatile method of weighted residuals, which has shown itself to be important in nonstructural applications.
    The authors demonstrate the tremendous power of the finite element method to solve problems that classical methods cannot handle, including elasticity problems, general field problems, heat transfer problems, and fluid mechanics problems. They supply practical information on boundary conditions and mesh generation, and they offer a fresh perspective on finite element analysis with an overview of the current state of finite element optimal design.
    Supplemented with numerous real-world problems and examples taken directly from the authors? experience in industry and research, The Finite Element Method for Engineers, Fourth Edition gives readers the real insight needed to apply the method to challenging problems and to reason out solutions that cannot be found in any textbook.

  • An Introduction to Optimization

    A modern, up-to-date introduction to optimization theory and methods
    This authoritative book serves as an introductory text to optimization at the senior undergraduate and beginning graduate levels. With consistently accessible and elementary treatment of all topics, An Introduction to Optimization, Second Edition helps students build a solid working knowledge of the field, including unconstrained optimization, linear programming, and constrained optimization.
    Supplemented with more than one hundred tables and illustrations, an extensive bibliography, and numerous worked examples to illustrate both theory and algorithms, this book also provides:
    * A review of the required mathematical background material
    * A mathematical discussion at a level accessible to MBA and business students
    * A treatment of both linear and nonlinear programming
    * An introduction to recent developments, including neural networks, genetic algorithms, and interior-point methods
    * A chapter on the use of descent algorithms for the training of feedforward neural networks
    * Exercise problems after every chapter, many new to this edition
    * MATLAB(r) exercises and examples
    * Accompanying Instructor?s Solutions Manual available on request
    An Introduction to Optimization, Second Edition helps students prepare for the advanced topics and technological developments that lie ahead. It is also a useful book for researchers and professionals in mathematics, electrical engineering, economics, statistics, and business.

    An Instructor?s Manual presenting detailed solutions to all the problems in the book is available from the Wiley editorial department.

  • Laser Remote Sensing of the Ocean: Methods and Applications

    Recent advances in lasers and measuring devices, as well as new capabilities in automated data acquisition, have made possible the design and practical implementation of self-sufficient lidar systems.

  • The Antioxidant Miracle: Your Complete Plan for Total Health and Healing

    Imagine there was an easy way you could keep your heart strong, your mind sharp, and your body youthful. Imagine this program could keep you young, improve your sex life, prevent cancer and heart disease, and keep your skin supple and wrinkle-free. And perhaps best of all, imagine this was something readily available at your local drugstore or natural food store. These and other benefits are the miraculous results of antioxidants. Lester Packer is the world?s foremost authority on these natural healers. In The Antioxidant Miracle, he explains for the first time exactly how you can design a practical, personalized antioxidant program for disease prevention and optimal wellness.

    The Antioxidant Miracle is the first popular book to reveal the full range of healing benefits of lipoic acid, the most versatile and powerful antioxidant and nature?s secret weapon in treating heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and liver disease. This breakthrough book also unveils the astonishing strength of the antioxidant network, the combination of vitamin E, vitamin C, lipoic acid, Co Q10, and glutathione that-when taken together in the proper amounts-battles disease and aging far more aggressively than supplements taken individually.

    After an accessible explanation of the science behind antioxidants, Packer and bestselling health writer Carol Colman show you how to develop your own state-of-the-art supplement regimen designed to keep your body strong, your brain at full speed, and your antioxidant network working at its peak. They include specialized supplement programs for smokers, diabetics, people with a family history of cancer or heart disease, menopausal women, athletes, and picky eaters. You?ll find out how to incorporate antioxidant-rich foods easily into your diet and develop your own plan for smooth, healthy, young looking skin. And you?ll discover the benefits of "booster" antioxidants-bioflavonoids like ginkgo biloba and Pycnogenol-and others like beta carotene and selenium.

    The Antioxidant Miracle can enhance and extend your life. Make the antioxidant miracle work for you!

    Advance acclaim for The Antioxidant Miracle
    * "Finally, a book by a renowned and active researcher that proves the value of nutritional supplements. The Antioxidant Miracle provides a shield protecting us from disease and ensuring health. The information in this book could save your life!"Julian Whitaker, M.D., Founder, Whitaker Wellness Institute and
    * Editor of Health and Healing.

    "Life is like a candle flame, and antioxidants make it burn brighter and longer. Lester Packer is the keeper of the flame. For those of us seeking to combat the debility and diseases of aging, The Antioxidant Miracle is an essential tool.-William Regelson, M.D., Coauthor of the New York Times bestseller, The Melatonin Miracle

    "Any health-conscious person will want to read The Antioxidant Miracle. It makes the understanding of these miracle nutrients easy to comprehend and utilize in his or her everyday life.-Earl Mindell. Author of The Herb Bible, The Vitamin Bible, and The Supplement Bible.

  • Historic Millwork: A Guide to Restoring and Re-creating Doors, Windows, and Moldings of the Late Nineteenth Through Mid-Twentieth Centuries

    * Features hundreds of detailed illustrations from actual period millwork catalogs.
    * Demonstrates how to properly specify millwork.
    * Include a glossary of key terms.

  • Contrary Opinion: Using Sentiment to Profit in the Futures Markets

    Measure market sentiment and predict market trends.

    Contrary opinion is the opposite opinion of the sentiment held by the majority. If eighty percent of traders are bearish then a bullish view would be a contrary opinion. As developer of the Bullish Consensus, R. Earl Hadady has fine-tuned sentiment, measuring the opinion of a specific majority, to a calculable figure. Traders can now develop a winning trading plan around the Bullish Consensus and buy or sell as warranted by its numbers.

    Examines in-depth the workings of the futures markets and how market sentiment affects those markets.
    * Demonstrates that the trend of the market is actually a reflection of the trend of market sentiment

    Earl Hadady (Glendora, CA) is the author of the first edition of Contrary Opinion: How to Use it for Profit in Trading Commodity Futures. Mr. Hadady is a renowned expert in contrary opinion.

  • Concepts and Applications of Finite Element Analysis

    This book has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect developments since the third edition, with an emphasis on structural mechanics. Coverage is up-to-date without making the treatment highly specialized and mathematically difficult. Basic theory is clearly explained to the reader, while advanced techniques are left to thousands of references available, which are cited in the text.

  • Wiley GAAP for Governments 2000 for Windows®: Interpretation and Application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles for State and Local Governments 2000

    Governmental GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) consists of accounting principles applicable to financial accounting and reporting for state and local governments. To understand the complexity of the Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) statements, interpretations, technical bulletins, and certain AICPA statements of position, these pronouncements must be analyzed and explained in straightforward language. This book is a comprehensive, practical research tool relied upon by governments and their auditors to guide them through governmental accounting and financial reporting.

  • Applied Mergers and Acquisitions CD-ROM

    The CD-ROM for Applied Mergers and Acquisitions contains:
    * Generic templates. These are 26 spreadsheet programs written in Microsoft Excel, readily adaptable by you for hands-on experimentation and learning.
    * Questions and Answers. The "Questions" document has chapter-by-chapter questions to accompany the text, while the "Questions and Answers" document has the questions plus their answers.
    * Supplemental readings. For select chapters, supplemental readings are provided, such as "Smith vs. Van Gorkom.pdf," "Survey of Key Court Cases.pdf," "Documents for Filing with the SEC.pdf," "Lecture: The First Round Documents.pdf," "Lecture: The Definitive Agreement.pdf," and "Lecture: The Merger Proxy Statement-How to Read It and What It Reveals.pdf."
    * Crystal Ball simulation add-in software. This is useful for valuing real options as discussed in Chapters 14, 16, 22, and 23.
    * Key Spreadsheets from the Questions and Answers. These include 11 spreadsheets that show you derived solutions from the Questions and Answers, provided here to enable students to study the underlying Excel functions and formulae. These hidden functions and formulae can be useful to readers who ultimately wish to develop their own spreadsheets.
    * Key Spreadsheets from the Workbook. These are 16 spreadsheets from the Applied Mergers and Acquisitions Workbook (to be purchased separately), provided here to enable students to study the underlying Excel functions and formulae. These hidden functions and formulae can be useful to readers who ultimately wish to develop their own spreadsheets.

  • Experiences in Management and Organizational Behavior

    This unique book features experiential exercises on a variety of different business topics, such as international applications, quality, diversity, and continuous improvement. It uses questionnaires, role plays, simulations, games and readings to reinforce key concepts.

  • Living Trusts: After the 1997 Taxpayer Relief Act

    The use of revocable living trusts nationwide has skyrocketed. Unfortunately, lawyers do not always assume the task of transferring the trustor?s assets to a revocable living trust after it has been established. In fact, in many cases, lawyers delegate this task to the trustor which can be a confusing and overwhelming task for individual investors with no special knowledge of the tricky legal and tax issues. Doug Moy cuts through the technical complexity inherent in this estate planning tool, and explains in straightforward language all the practical information necessary to operate and fund living trusts. Moy also covers all the new information about living trusts resulting from the new tax law.

    Doug H. Moy (Lake Oswego, Oregon) is an Estate and Gift Taxation and Planning Consulting Specialist, and is the author of Estate Planning Simplified (Wiley).

  • Internet Marketing 3e

    In the past few years the Internet has gone through several phases, from obscurity through hype, all the way to being a simple fact of life today. Almost as soon as the Internet was privatized, marketers staked their turf and sought to use the medium to further the goals of their firms in various ways. While there are numerous books on the subject of marketing using the Internet, all tend to be practitioner-oriented and focus solely on computer nuts and bolts. Internet Marketing discusses many of those same nuts and bolts, but places them in the context of marketing strategy, consumer behavior, advertising, and the other business topics that make marketing different than computer programming.

    The printed textbook is really just one-half of the materials for this course--the other half being a companion Web site which is also a critical component. The text and the associated Web site have been designed from the start to complement each other. While some books have supporting Web sites, the site and this book play a nearly-equal role in the case of Internet Marketing. The textbook most efficiently teaches the key concepts and provides a serial narrative on the topic. The interactivity of the Internet, on the other hand, makes it ideal for providing student activities of various sorts such as hypertext cases and homework questions. The Internet is also unsurpassed in its ability to point students to live examples of the main points. The dynamic nature and timeliness of online publishing makes it perfect for producing pointers to current events that relate to class materials.

  • 1999 Financial Accounting Research System (FARS) - Academic Version

    This CD-ROM is made up of five separate infobases: Original Pronouncements, Current Text, EITF Abstracts, Staff Implementation Guides and Comprehensive Topical Index, each of which is designed to resemble the printed version of the original documents as much as possible. The accounting literature within the infobases can be accessed in three different ways: through the Table of Contents window, through the topical index references that link to the appropriate text in the infobases, and through user-defined queries and pre-defined query templates.

  • All About Bond Funds: A Complete Guide for Today′s Investors

    All the information you need to make winning investment choices

    Bonds are the essential answer to the call for diversification in your portfolio. Finding the right bond funds though the ones that really suit your individual needs can seem like a tricky prospect. All About Bond Funds arms you with the information you need to make the right choices. This complete guide gives you all the essentials in plain English and assumes no technical knowledge of the bond market. You?ll learn how to choose the bond funds most appropriate for you funds that meet your investment objectives, with no more risk than you?re comfortable with under various market conditions. In addition, All About Bond Funds:

    • Describes the various kinds of bond funds offered today from the long-established to the latest and the specific securities in which they invest
    • Offers valuable risk-and-reward assessments of every category of taxable bond fund, from Treasury to junk, and every kind of exempt bond fund, from long-term national to single state
    • Reviews the performance of the various categories and explains why specific funds fared as well or as poorly as they did
    • Provides essential tips on selecting the right funds for your needs and checking the suitability of those you already own

  • Applied Multivariate Techniques

    This book focuses on when to use the various analytic techniques and how to interpret the resulting output from the most widely used statistical packages (e.g., SAS, SPSS).

  • The Maverick and His Machine: Thomas Watson, Sr. and the Making of IBM

    The first complete look at one of America?s legendary business leaders

    This groundbreaking biography by Kevin Maney, acclaimed technology columnist for USA Today, offers fresh insight and new information on one of the twentieth century?s greatest business figures. Over the course of forty-two years, Thomas J. Watson took a failing business called The Computer-Tabulating-Recording Company and transformed it into IBM, the world?s first and most famous high-tech company. The Maverick and His Machine is the first modern biography of this business titan. Maney secured exclusive access to hundreds of boxes of Watson?s long-forgotten papers, and he has produced the only complete picture of Watson the man and Watson the legendary business leader. These uncovered documents reveal new information about how Watson bet the company in the 1920s on tabulating machines-the forerunners to computers-and how he daringly beat the Great Depression of the 1930s. The documents also lead to new insights concerning the controversy that has followed Watson: his suppos ed coll usion with Adolf Hitler?s Nazi regime.

    Maney paints a vivid portrait of Watson, uncovers his motivations, and offers needed context on his mammoth role in the course of modern business history. Jim Collins, author of the bestsellers Good to Great and Built to Last, writes in the Foreword to Maney?s book: "Leaders like Watson are like forces of nature-almost terrifying in their release of energy and unpredictable volatility, but underneath they still adhere to certain patterns and principles. The patterns and principles might be hard to see amidst the melee, but they are there nonetheless. It takes a gifted person of insight to highlight those patterns, and that is exactly what Kevin Maney does in this book."

    The Maverick and His Machine also includes never-before-published photos of Watson from IBM?s archives, showing Watson in greater detail than any book ever has before. Essential reading for every businessperson, tech junkie, and IBM follower, the book is also full of the kind of personal detail and reconstructed events that make it a page-turning story for general readers. The Maverick and the Machine is poised to be one of the most important business biographies in years.

    Kevin Maney is a nationally syndicated, award-winning technology columnist at USA Today, where he has been since 1985. He is a cover story writer whose story about IBM?s bet-the-company move gained him national recognition. He was voted best technology columnist by the business journalism publication TJFR. Marketing Computers magazine has four times named him one of the most influential technology columnists. He is the author of Wiley?s MEGAMEDIA SHAKEOUT: The Inside Story of the Leaders and the Losers in the Exploding Communications Industry, which was a Business Week Bestseller.
    Residence: Clifton, VA.

    "Watson was clearly a genius with a thousand helpers, yet he managed to build an institution that could transcend the genius."
    -from the Foreword by Jim Collins

    "Like all great biographers, Kevin Maney gives us an engaging story. . .his fascinating and definitive book about IBM?s founder is replete with amazing revelations and character lessons that resonate today."
    -Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School, bestselling author of Evolve! and When Giants Learn to Dance

  • Vacuum Microelectronics

    Expert coverage of vacuum microelectronics-principles, devices, and applications

    The field of vacuum microelectronics has advanced so swiftly that commercial devices are being fabricated, and applications are being developed in displays, wireless communications, spacecraft, and electronics for use in harsh environments. It is a rapidly evolving, interdisciplinary field encompassing electrical engineering, materials science, vacuum engineering, and applied physics.

    This book surveys the fundamentals, technology, and device applications of this nascent field. Editor Wei Zhu brings together some of the world?s foremost experts to provide comprehensive and in-depth coverage of the entire spectrum of vacuum microelectronics. Topics include:

    • Field emission theory
    • Metal and silicon field emitter arrays
    • Novel cold cathode materials
    • Field emission flat panel displays
    • Cold cathode microwave devices

    Vacuum Microelectronics is intended for practitioners in the display, microwave, telecommunications, and microelectronics industries and in government and university research laboratories, as well as for graduate students majoring in electrical engineering, materials science, and physics. It provides cutting-edge, expert coverage of the subject and serves as both an introductory text and a professional reference.

  • Sun, Wind & Light: Architectural Design Strategies

    How to design buildings that heat with the sun, cool with the wind, light with the sky, and move into the future using on-site renewable resources
    Developed for rapid use during schematic design, this book clarifies relationships between form and energy and gives designers tools for designing sustainably. It also:
    * Applies the latest passive energy and lighting design research
    * Organizes information by architectural elements at three scales:
    * building groups, individual buildings, and building parts
    * Brings design strategies to life with examples and practical design tools
    * Features:
    * 109 analysis techniques and design strategies
    * More than 750 illustrations, sizing graphs, and tables
    * Both inch-pound and metric units

  • Damodaran on Valuation: Security Analysis for Investment and Corporate Finance

    Damondaran on Valuation will not only convince you of the vitality of the many valuation models available to you, it will help ensure that you develop the acumen needed to select the right model for any valuation scenario.

    Written by a gifted teacher and respected valuation authority, Damodaran on Valuation offers systematic examination of the three basic approaches to valuation - discounted cash-flow valuation, relative valuation, and contingent claim valuation - and the various models within these broad categories.

    Using numerous real-world examples involving both US and International firms, the book illuminates the purpose of each particular model, its advantages and limitatations, the step-by-step process involved in putting the model to work, and the kinds of firms to which it is best applied. Among the tools presented are designed to:
    * Estimate the cost of equity - including the capital asset pricing model and arbitrage pricing model
    * Estimate growth rates - with coverage of how to arrive at a weighted average of growth rates by blending three separate approaches
    * Value equity - focusing on the Gordon Growth Model and the two-and three-stage dividend discount model
    * Measure free cash flow to equity - cash flows that are carefully delineated from the dividends of most firms
    * Value firms - including free cash flow to firm models, which are especially suited to highly leveraged firms
    * Estimate the value of assets by looking at the pricing of comparable assets - with insight into the use and misuse of price/earning and price/book value ratios, and underutilized price-to-sales ratios
    * Measure the value of assets that share option characteristics - including a comparative look at the classic Black-Scholes and simpler binomial models.

    Supported by an optional IBM-compatible disk, which consists of spreadsheet programs designed to help users apply the models highlighted in the book, Damodaran on Valuation provides practitioners involved in securities analysis, portfolio management, M&A, and corporate finance with the knowledge they need to value any asset.

  • AntiPatterns and Patterns in Software Configuration Management

    What you need to significantly reduce software development failures before they become fatal and how to repair their causes so they don?t re-surface

    Learn from the mistakes of others documented here in this hard-hitting, humorous, and career-enhancing book from the authors of the bestselling "AntiPatterns". Rise above the industry-wide malaise of mass denial and realize that you too can, and definitely must, master Software Configuration Management (SCM) for successful software engineering. In this much-needed book, the authors provide 16 new AntiPatterns covering the most common SCM mistakes and pitfalls. They also supply you with proven solution strategies including 3 Process Patterns and other tested-in-the-trenches approaches. As in AntiPatterns they present each AntiPattern and Pattern using the same entertaining, practical, and pull-no-punches approach.

    "AntiPatterns and Patterns in Software Configuration Management" arms you with:
    * The knowledge that SCM is neither too hard, nor too complicated, for software engineers, developers, architects, and project managers
    * The most valuable (ROI) process you can have-SCM
    * 8 SCM AntiPatterns, 4 Management and Process AntiPatterns, 4 Requirements and Testing AntiPatterns, and 3 Process Patterns that address process, people, and tool issues

    William J. Brown is Product Engineer for Concept Five Technologies leading developments of distributed, object-oriented frameworks. Hays W. "Skip" McCormick III and Scott W. Thomas are lead engineers with the MITRE Corporation. Bill and Skip co-authored the critically acclaimed AntiPatterns, also available from Wiley.

  • Wiley CPA Examination Review: Financial Accounting and Reporting

    Helping candidates pass the CPA exam for more than 25 years!
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  • The Data Webhouse Toolkit: Building the Web-Enabled Data Warehouse

    "Ralph?s latest book ushers in the second wave of the Internet. . . . Bottom line, this book provides the insight to help companies combine Internet-based business intelligence with the bounty of customer data generated from the internet."--William Schmarzo, Director World Wide Solutions, Sales, and Marketing,IBM NUMA-Q.

    Receiving over 100 million hits a day, the most popular commercial Websites have an excellent opportunity to collect valuable customer data that can help create better service and improve sales. Companies can use this information to determine buying habits, provide customers with recommendations on new products, and much more. Unfortunately, many companies fail to take full advantage of this deluge of information because they lack the necessary resources to effectively analyze it.

    In this groundbreaking guide, data warehousing?s bestselling author, Ralph Kimball, introduces readers to the Data Webhouse--the marriage of the data warehouse and the Web. If designed and deployed correctly, the Webhouse can become the linchpin of the modern, customer-focused company, providing competitive information essential to managers and strategic decision makers. In this book, Dr. Kimball explains the key elements of the Webhouse and provides detailed guidelines for designing, building, and managing the Webhouse. The results are a business better positioned to stay healthy and competitive.

    In this book, you?ll learn methods for:
    - Tracking Website user actions
    - Determining whether a customer is about to switch to a competitor
    - Determining whether a particular Web ad is working
    - Capturing data points about customer behavior
    - Designing the Website to support Webhousing
    - Building clickstream datamarts
    - Designing the Webhouse user interface
    - Managing and scaling the Webhouse

    The companion Website at www.wiley.com/compbooks/kimball provides updates on Webhouse technologies and techniques, as well as links to related sites and resources.

  • Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling

    A revised, updated, and reorganized text for undergraduate or graduate courses in both business and engineering, as well as for functional managers and upper-level executives who must provide continuous support to all projects. It explains the characteristics of every size and type of group, presents the basics of systems theory and organizational structure, and provides practical advice on how to conceive, staff, and guide a project management department for maximum effectiveness and cost efficiency. The new edition of this classic guide enables you to learn from the successes and failures of leading companies to explore new cost control and risk management techniques and to assess the impact of concurrent engineering. You?ll also learn how to merge total quality management methods with effective project planning, master conflict resolution, predict project success and obtain the information needed to study for the PMI Certification exam.

  • Introduction Travel and Tourism

    The fundamentals of travel and the impacts of tourism throughout history and the world

    Introduction to Travel and Tourism: An International Approach presents an all-encompassing exploration of the travel industry. Whether you are planning a career in travel or simply enjoy new places, this book offers in-depth information from a global perspective. Authoritative discussion covers tourism, attractions, food, planning, accommodations, transportation and more, with a full examination of economics, cultural impact, environmental effects, and governmental involvement. Insightful explanations surrounding marketing, feasibility, travel agencies, wholesalers and operators will appeal to career-minded readers, and an appendix covering franchising offers new perspective on the industry's future.

  • Probability and Finance - It′s Only a Game!

    Provides a foundation for probability based on game theory rather than measure theory.

    • A strong philosophical approach with practical applications.
    • Presents in-depth coverage of classical probability theory as well as new theory.

  • Physical and Biological Hazards of the Workplace

    The first award-winning edition of Peter Wald and Gregg Stave s Physical and Biological Hazards of the Workplace has become one of the leading references for the practice of occupational and environmental health. During the seven years since the landmark first edition appeared, there have been major revisions of government standards and guidelines for physical agents such as ergonomics, shift work, and electric power, and for biological agents such as tuberculosis and blood-borne pathogens.

    Now extensively updated and expanded, this book continues to be a practical "how to" reference for health and safety professionals. The text is logically organized for quick reference, with separate sections devoted to physical and biological hazards. Introductory chapters furnish an overview of each broad class of workplace hazard, followed by detailed entries describing specific causes, agents, and organisms.
    All recognized sources of physical hazards are discussed, including ergonomic hazards; dangers associated with shift work; extremes of temperature and atmospheric pressure; energy hazards including noise, electricity, infrared and ultraviolet light, lasers, magnetic fields, and microwave and RF exposure; and ionizing radiation. Biological agents are covered in equal depth, from the fundamentals of microbiology and infectious disease to the specific details of organic hazards like wood dust and endotoxins plus viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites, envenomations, and more. The latest research and pharmaceutical technologies and their attendant risks are considered, including recombinant organisms, prions, and malignant cells.  This book is organized according to a common format that encompasses all the information health professionals require:

    -Occupational setting
    -Exposure route and measurement guidelines
    -Normal physiology and pathophysiology or pathobiology
    -Diagnosis and treatment
    -Medical surveillance
    -Control and prevention
    -OSHA and NIOSH standards and guidelines

    The contributors include many of the nation s leading authorities in occupational and environmental medicine. Drs. Wald and Stave won the Jean Spencer Felton Award for scientific writing in 1995 from the Western Occupational and Environmental Medicine Association for the first edition of Physical and Biological Hazards of the Workplace. The first edition is also on the Core Recommended Reading List from the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

    With a foreword by Dr. James P. Hughes and extensive references to the broader body of professional literature, this is an indispensable first source of information and guidance for both primary care professionals and occupational health and industrial hygiene specialists. No other single reference addresses the full spectrum of physical and biological workplace hazards. Physical and Biological Hazards of the Workplace covers the subject with unparalleled clarity, precision, and authority.

  • Practical Flow Cytometry

    This revised and updated edition provides comprehensive coverage of quantitative analytical cytology using laser-activated detection and cell sorting. This version contains extensive new illustrations, including an 8-page full-color section; expanded treatment of the applications of flow cytometric evaluation; novel molecular, cellular and functional probes; expansive discussion of analysis of flow cytometric data; an up-to-date list of major suppliers of instruments, parts and reagents.

  • The Authentic Heart: An Eightfold Path to Midlife Love

    The richest, most fulfilling love of your life is yet to come!

    "The Authentic Heart offers practical, wise, and compassionate guidance for midlife love."--Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart and After the Ecstasy, the Laundry

    "The Authentic Heart is a groundbreaking, insightful, warmly written book that I highly recommend to anyone wanting more loving, joyful relationships. John Amodeo addresses with great clarity, wisdom, and practicality the key steps that are necessary for building authentic, mature, loving connections--not only with others, but also with oneself."--John Bradshaw, New York Times bestselling author of Healing the Shame that Binds You

    "Just what millions want to know--not only how to make love last but how to make lasting love new again and again. This warmhearted and clearheaded book is full of practical wisdom."--Gay Hendricks, Ph.D., and Kathlyn Hendricks, Ph.D., authors of Conscious Loving and The Conscious Heart

    As you enter midlife, you may feel that something you?ve always longed for has never happened. Frustrated, you may give up on love or cling to young images of romantic love, hoping that another person will furnish happiness. You may experience a growing sense of depression, anxiety, or cynicism. But as psychotherapist and relationship expert Dr. John Amodeo explains, authentic love takes time and maturity. At midlife, you hold the extraordinary potential to become more fully awake and alive in your relationships than ever before. In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Amodeo helps you rediscover love at its best. You?ll learn how to overcome the psychological obstacles that have kept you from developing satisfying relationships. And you?ll learn the eight enriching steps that release your authentic self for the fullness of genuine connection. Whether you?re seeking true love for the first time or wish to deepen the joy and meaning in your current relationship, The Authentic Heart guides you along the path to a more vibrant partnership in the prime of your life.

  • Math Workbook for Foodservice/Lodging, 3rd Edition

    Critical math skills for a successful hospitality career

    Math Workbook for Food Service/Lodging, 3rd Edition provides hospitality workers with a complete course to develop the math skills essential to a successful career in the industry. A diagnostic test assesses pre-existing skills, and helps focus study time by revealing areas in need of review. From there, clear instruction and relevant exercises solidify skills with basic operations, fractions, decimals, and percentages, and demonstrate how to apply these skills to calculate labor costs, analyze daily reports, estimate turnover, understand interest rates, and more.

  • Concepts and Models of Inorganic Chemistry

    Utilizing concepts and models as an organizing principle designed to facilitate the student's understanding of the subject, this revised text contains a new chapter on group theory and detailed coverage of solid state chemistry.

  • Financial Accounting: Self-Study Problems/Solutions Book

    From one of the hottest author teams in accounting comes a new edition of the highly-successful Financial Accounting! This edition retains the traditional procedural coverage of the previous editions along with a practical decision-making focus. Anyone who will ever be asked to prepare or use accounting information to make effective decisions will benefit from this best-selling text!

  • Introduction to Forest Ecosystem Science and Management

    Conveying the wide-ranging scope of forestry and the great challenges that lie ahead, this Third Edition brings together leading forestry experts and gives readers a broad overview of the field. Coverage ranges from the basic cell, individual trees, and the forest stand, to management of the forest stand and acquisition of goods and services from the forest.

  • Database Management: An Organizational Perspective

    Complete coverage of database management with the correct balance of business and technical material for the MIS professional. This book covers the technical aspects of database design and implementation, with an equal emphasis on the "why" and "how" of the management of databases, and the managerial uses and philosophy behind databases.

  • Load Balancing Servers, Firewalls, and Caches

    From an industry insider--a close look at high-performance, end-to-end switching solutions
    Load balancers are fast becoming an indispensable solution for handling the huge traffic demands of the Web. Their ability to solve a multitude of network and server bottlenecks in the Internet age ranges from dramatic improvements in server farm scalability to removing the firewall as a network bottleneck. This book provides a detailed, up-to-date, technical discussion of this fast-growing, multibillion dollar market, covering the full spectrum of topics--from server and firewall load balancing to transparent cache switching to global server load balancing. In the process, the author delivers insight into the way new technologies are deployed in network infrastructure and how they work. Written by an industry expert who hails from a leading Web switch vendor, this book will help network and server administrators improve the scalability, availability, manageability, and security of their servers, firewalls, caches, and Web sites.

  • Resumes

    Don?t just list your credentials--create resumes that get results! When it comes to your resume, one size doesn?t fit all. You need a document that?s uniquely your own, one that "hooks" prospective employers and proves you have the combination of skills, abilities, and experience they?re looking for. Written by an award-winning columnist at the National Business Employment Weekly, today?s leading career resource, this practical guide arms you with the latest techniques for researching and writing tailor-made, highly focused resumes that work like sophisticated sales tools, giving you a powerful competitive edge in today?s aggressive job market. This updated edition includes new resumes from real-life candidates who sought and found jobs, with many "before and after" examples.
    * Covers all types of resumes, including chronological, functional, and combination
    * Outlines how to identify your most relevant skills and accomplishments
    * Avoids the cookie-cutter approach to resumes, providing plentiful examples, ideas, and checklists to help you create a unique document
    * Covers specialized resume categories, including first-time job seekers, homemakers returning to the work force, career changers, and even seasoned professionals
    * Includes the real-life stories behind the model resumes--learn how people in similar circumstances changed their lives and moved on to better positions
    * Shows how to prepare a scannable version of your document
    * Teaches you how to effectively sell your unique talents and qualifications--even to the most demanding recruiter
    Other National Business Employment Weekly Premier Guides currently available: National Business Employment Weekly Interviewing National Business Employment Weekly Cover Letters

  • Brick in the Landscape: A Practical Guide to Specification and Design

    The Only Comprehensive Guide to Brick Specifically for Landscape Architects "Nothing remarkable about a brick, is there? A brick is a brick so far as most people are concerned. And it is not a very beautiful thing, is it? But what you can do with it!" -Frank Lloyd Wright Brick was one of the first manufactured building materials. Today, it continues to be one of the most popular building materials in the world, thanks to its unparalleled versatility, durability, warmth, and aesthetic richness. And nowhere are these attributes more evident than in the designed landscape. Brick in the Landscape gives you the information you need to exploit brick?s full potential in your design work. The first and only complete guide to the properties, use, selection, and installation of brick written from the landscape architect?s perspective, it is destined to become a staple in your practice. Brick in the Landscape provides full, detailed coverage of all relevant technical aspects of brick, including materials and properties, finishes and bonds, classifications and shapes. It also familiarizes you with virtually all known bricklaying and masonry methods and techniques, including numerous all-but-forgotten, yet still viable, techniques. At the same time, Brick in the Landscape is an enduring source of inspiration and ideas. Generously supplemented with more than 100 photographs illustrating various building systems as well as both common and innovative applications of brick in landscape design, it will awaken you to the nearly unlimited potential of brick to enhance your designs. Brick in the Landscape is an indispensable tool for landscape architects, landscape designers, and architects who provide site-planning services.

  • The Human Figure: A Photographic Reference for Artists

    Now you can draw from your own life model anytime you want without paying expensive models? fees! This handy volume contains over 600 detailed anatomical photographs for artists to study and draw from. Subjects included are male and female, and the models range in age from two years old to ninety years old. All together, seventeen different models were photographed, in the most useful and instructive poses for the artist. They are shown clothed and unclothed, full-figure and in closeup, in classical poses and in action, and in a wide variety of views--the standing male and female models, for instance, were photographed from eight different angles in a 360-degree circle. Sections one and two, covering the male and female nude figure, include photographic representation of running, walking, standing, sitting, and reclining, as well as detail studies of head, hands, and feet. Section three shows close-ups of facial expressions: joy, pain, surprise, etc., as well as sequences of expressions such as the transition from slight annoyance to great anger. In this section too are found details of a variety of heads, hands, eyes and noses, mouths, and ears. Section four is composed of photographs of a two-year-old child.

  • Practical PRAM Programming

    Although PRAM (Parallel Random Access Memory) is a well-known topic in parallel computing, its practical application has rarely been explored. This groundbreaking work changes all that. Written by world experts on this technology, it explains how to use PRAM to design algorithms for parallel computers and includes a number of PRAM implementations. Readers can also use the book as a self-study guide to parallel programming in general.

  • Textbook of Biochemistry with Clinical Correlations

    This newly revised and updated fifth edition of Devlin s Textbook of Biochemistry with Clinical Correlations presents the biochemistry of mammalian cells, relates events at the cellular level to physiological processes in the whole animal, and cites examples of human diseases derived from aberrant biochemical processes.
    This edition significantly expands the clinical correlation that highlight the significance of biochemistry to specific clinical problems. Full-color illustrations provide clear explanations for the concepts discussed, and end-of-chapter questions and answers act as challenging study material. Reorganized into five practical sections, Textbook of Biochemistry with Clinical Correlations covers these topics and much more:

    • Structure of macromolecules DNA, RNA, and protein structure
    • Information transmission replication, transcription, protein synthesis, and control of gene expression
    • Functions of proteins protein families, enzymes, membrane structure, and transport mechanisms
    • Metabolic pathways and their control carbohydrate, lipid, amino acid, and nucleotide metabolism
    • Physiological processes hormone and signal transduction, biochemistry of nervous tissue, muscle vision, coagulation and digestion, and principles of nutrition

  • Introduction to Statistical Quality Control

    This book explores the modern use of statistical methods in quality control and improvement. It provides comprehensive coverage of the subject from basic principles to state-of-the-art concepts and applications. While statistical techniques are emphasized throughout, the book has a strong engineering and management orientation, showing how modern engineers use quality control today.

  • Twins: And What They Tell Us About Who We Are

    A New York Times Notable Book for 1998 Critical acclaim for Lawrence Wright's A Rhone-Poulenc Science Prize Finalist "This is a book about far more than twins: it is about what twins can tell us about ourselves"-The New York Times "With plenty of amazing stories about the similarities and differences of twins, Wright respectfully shows, too, how their special circumstance in life challenges our notions of individuality. A truly fascinating but sometimes spooky (Mengele's experiments with twins at Auschwitz figure among Wright's examples) study"-American Library Association "Like so much of Wright's work, this book is a pleasure to read. Because he writes so well, without pushing a particular point of view, he soon has you pondering questions you have tended to comfortably ignore"-Austin American-Statesman "Informative and entertaining . . . a provocative subject well considered by a talented journalist"-Kirkus Reviews

  • Introduction to Discrete Dynamical Systems and Chaos

    A timely, accessible introduction to the mathematics of chaos.

    The past three decades have seen dramatic developments in the theory of dynamical systems, particularly regarding the exploration of chaotic behavior. Complex patterns of even simple processes arising in biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, economics, and a host of other disciplines have been investigated, explained, and utilized.

    Introduction to Discrete Dynamical Systems and Chaos makes these exciting and important ideas accessible to students and scientists by assuming, as a background, only the standard undergraduate training in calculus and linear algebra. Chaos is introduced at the outset and is then incorporated as an integral part of the theory of discrete dynamical systems in one or more dimensions. Both phase space and parameter space analysis are developed with ample exercises, more than 100 figures, and important practical examples such as the dynamics of atmospheric changes and neural networks.

    An appendix provides readers with clear guidelines on how to use Mathematica to explore discrete dynamical systems numerically. Selected programs can also be downloaded from a Wiley ftp site (address in preface). Another appendix lists possible projects that can be assigned for classroom investigation. Based on the author?s 1993 book, but boasting at least 60% new, revised, and updated material, the present Introduction to Discrete Dynamical Systems and Chaos is a unique and extremely useful resource for all scientists interested in this active and intensely studied field.

    An Instructor?s Manual presenting detailed solutions to all the problems in the book is available upon request from the Wiley editorial department.

  • Sketches from Japan

    "Drawing stimulates the mind to think and can make visible those aspects which cannot be seen by the naked eye or captured on film by a camera." - From the Introduction to Sketches from Japan
    The art of the travel sketchbook from one of the world?s most talented graphic communicators.
    Following in the footsteps of such creative geniuses as Leonardo da Vinci and Le Corbusier, designers and artists often keep visual notebooks of the new worlds they encounter in their travels. Sketches from Japan provides an intimate look at how one of today?s most accomplished visual communicators, Francis D. K. Ching, documented a month?s stay in Japan. Accomplished architects and novice artists alike will be inspired by the sheer beauty of Ching?s ink drawings and by the journey that they represent.
    Francis D. K. Ching (Seattle, WA) is a registered architect and a professor at the University of Washington. He is the author of six highly successful architecture books, all of which focus on the basic processes and forms of architectural design.

  • Flexible Manufacturing Systems: Decision Support for Design and Operation

    Here is everything you need to know about FMS in one authoritative, up-to-date source. Flexible Manufacturing Systems presents a comprehensive and systematic overview of both the design models and quantitative solution methods for FMS support, configuration, and operation. You?ll get complete definitions of FMS, its subsystems, and the term "flexibility," coverage of the complete FMS planning process from design to operation, with discussion of the full spectrum of long-range and short-range planning problems.quantitative models for evaluating the performance of each FMS design alternative.illustrations for each algorithm used, all taken from actual industrial FMSs, decision models for optimizing FMS routing, capacity, and equipment with numerical examples.discussion of classical approaches to performance evaluation as well as blocking and starving (with approximation procedures).and much more.

  • Design and Analysis of Clinical Experiments

    First published in 1986, this unique reference to clinical experimentation remains just as relevant today. Focusing on the principles of design and analysis of studies on human subjects, this book utilizes and integrates both modern and classical designs. Coverage is limited to experimental comparisons of treatments, or in other words, clinical studies in which treatments are assigned to subjects at random.

  • Comprehensive Handbook of Psychotherapy: Interpersonal/Humanistic/Existential

    Now available in paperback.

    In this volume, theoretical frames, modalities, and applications are examined for Interpersonal/Humanistic/Existential psychotherapy. Topics range from "Culturally Sensitive Psychotherapy with Children" to "Spiritually Sensitive Therapy" and "Existential Treatment with HIV/AIDS clients."

  • Marking Time: The Epic Quest to Invent the Perfect Calendar

    "If you lie awake worrying about the overnight transition from December 31, 1 b.c., to January 1, a.d. 1 (there is no year zero), then you will enjoy Duncan Steel?s Marking Time."--American Scientist

    "No book could serve as a better guide to the cumulative invention that defines the imaginary threshold to the new millennium."--Booklist

    A Fascinating March through History and the Evolution of the Modern-Day Calendar . . .

    In this vivid, fast-moving narrative, you?ll discover the surprising story of how our modern calendar came about and how it has changed dramatically through the years. Acclaimed author Duncan Steel explores each major step in creating the current calendar along with the many different systems for defining the number of days in a week, the length of a month, and the number of days in a year. From the definition of the lunar month by Meton of Athens in 432 b.c. to the roles played by Julius Caesar, William the Conqueror, and Isaac Newton to present-day proposals to reform our calendar, this entertaining read also presents "timely" tidbits that will take you across the full span of recorded history. Find out how and why comets have been used as clocks, why there is no year zero between 1 b.c. and a.d. 1, and why for centuries Britain and its colonies rang in the New Year on March 25th. Marking Time will leave you with a sense of awe at the haphazard nature of our calendar?s development. Once you?ve read this eye-opening book, you?ll never look at the calendar the same way again.

  • The Analysis and Design of Linear Circuits: Student Solutions Manual

    Learn Linear Circuits by Actually Designing Them! With more examples, problems, applications, and tools, the Third Edition of Thomas and Rosa?s The Analysis and Design of Linear Circuits presents an effective learn-by-doing approach to linear circuits. The authors not only discuss Laplace transforms, new passive and active elements, time-varying circuits, and fundamental analysis and design concepts, they also provide valuable skill-building exercises and tools. Here?s how Thomas and Rosa?s learn-by-doing approach works:
    * Apply concepts to practical problems. Throughout the text, the authors maintain a steady focus circuit design and include a greatly revised set of design examples, exercises, and homework problems.
    * Master the most modern software tools. The new edition now covers five of today?s most widely used programs: Excel (r), Matlab(r), Electronics Workbench(r), and PSpice(r).
    * Explore real-world applications. The Third Edition now features many new real-world applications that are especially relevant to computer engineering, instrumentation, electronics, and signals.
    * Build circuits you can use. The text?s early coverage of the Ideal Op-Amp will help readers design practical interface circuits, instrumentation systems, and cascade filters.
    * Evaluate competing designs. Thomas and Rosa show how to evaluate and select the best design from several correct approaches.
    * Develop circuit analysis and design skills. The text provides many opportunities to apply Laplace and related tools such as pole-zero diagrams, Bode diagrams, and Fourier series. This constant exposure to analysis and design tools will build practical skills.

  • Design for Assisted Living: Guidelines for Housing the Physically and Mentally Frail

    Destined to become the defining work on the subject, this timely reference addresses the single fastest growing segment of the senior living industry -- assisted living for those who are unable to live independently but who do not need intensive nursing home care, meals, housekeeping, or twenty-four hour access to medical assistance. Victor Regnier?s visually rich guide includes dozens of design solutions from successful assisted living facilities along with fifteen case studies from the U.S. and Europe. The book also covers recent developments in the industry including major changes in financing, growth of dementia, and interest in aging-in-place. All in all, this is the most comprehensive guide to assisted living design that you?ll find in any single volume.

  • Dairy Microbiology Handbook: The Microbiology of Milk and Milk Products

    Throughout the world, milk and milk products are indispensable components of the food chain. Not only do individual consumers use liquid milk for beverages and cooking, but food manufacturers use vast quantities of milk powder, concentrated milks, butter, and cream as raw materials for further processing. Effective quality assurance in the dairy industry is needed now more than ever. This completely revised and expanded Third Edition of Dairy Microbiology Handbook, comprising both Volume I: Microbiology of Milk and Volume II: Microbiology of Milk Products, updates the discipline s authoritative text with the latest safety research, guidelines, and information.

    Pathogens have become a major issue in dairy manufacturing. Escheria coli is a concern, and milk-borne strains of Mycobacterium avium sub-sp. paratuberculosis have been identified as a possible cause of Crohn s disease. Even little-known parasites like Cryptosporidium have caused disease outbreaks. Consequently, a hazard analysis of selected control/critical points (HACCP) in any manufacturing process has become essential to prevent the contamination of food. This volume also:

    -Discusses new diagnostic techniques that allow a pathogen to be detected in a retail sample in a matter of hours rather than days
    -Provides thorough coverage of dairy microbiology principles as well as practical applications
    -Includes the latest developments in dairy starter cultures and genetic engineering techniques
    -Offers completely updated standards for Good Manufacturing Practice

    Quality control and product development managers, microbiologists, dairy scientists, engineers, and graduate students will find the Third Edition of Dairy Microbiology Handbook to be a vital resource.

  • Finite Mathematics: An Applied Approach

    Sullivan/Mizrahi?s Finite Mathematics: An Applied Approach 9/e continues its rich tradition of engaging students and demonstrating how mathematics applies to various fields of study. The text is packed with real data and real-life applications to business, economics, social and life sciences. The new Ninth Edition also features a new full color design and improved goal-oriented pedagogy to further help student understanding. New Features: * NEW! Full-color design improves clarity and assists student understanding with consistant pedagogical use of color. * More applications using real data enhances student motivation. Many of these applications include source lines, to show how mathematics is used in the real world. * NEW! Conceptual problems ask students to put the concepts and results into their own words. These problems are marked with an icon to make them easier to assign.

  • Handbook of International Accounting: 1994 Cumulative Supplement

    The recent, fast-breaking developments in global politics, economics and markets have significant implications for the theory and practice of accounting. An understanding of international accounting issues is crucial to proper interpretation and understanding in international business communications. Covers all important topics in international accounting and finance including the accounting function, practices, technical issues and standards with an emphasis on the major capital market countries.

  • Gifted Grownups: The Mixed Blessings of Extraordinary Potential

    What is it like to be smarter than 95% of the people you meet? Fifty-four-year-old Alison says, "They told me I was smart and I cried. I wanted to be sexy, or glamorous!" Jean, 38, laments, "I learned the whole job in six weeks, and now I?m bored."

    Gifted Grownups, Marylou Kelly Streznewski?s unprecedented, 10-year study of 100 gifted adults, examines how being identified as a "smart kid" early on affects career choices, friendships, and romantic pairings later in life. Why do some talented and gifted people become Mozarts and Einsteins or corporate chieftains, while others drop out of school, struggle to hold down jobs, or turn to self-destructive behavior? What are the signs of giftedness, its pitfalls, and its promise? Marylou Streznewski provides answers to these and other questions, and creates an intriguing picture of what it is like to have an accelerated mind in a slow-moving world.

    Traditionally, the gifted were measured in terms of intelligence only, and anyone with an IQ score higher than 130 was automatically grouped in with that misunderstood minority. Recently "giftedness" has been redefined to include qualities like extraordinary creative, leadership, or physical skills. Heightened perception, sensitivity, humor, and the ability to put complex ideas together quickly are also aspects of giftedness. These gifts affect the way talented adults react to their friends, families, jobs, and life challenges. Doing for gifted grownups what the bestselling Driven to Distraction did for adults with attention deficit, Gifted Grownups traces many types of gifted adults, including the high-testing, power-achieving Striver; the popular scholar or athlete Superstar; and the creative intellectual, free-spirit Independent. Here for the first time and in their own words, 100 gifted grownups, from ages 18 to 90, and a variety of family and educational backgrounds, occupations, social classes, and races, count the blessings and tally the costs of a high-powered mind. "Highly informative and interesting."--Alice Miller, author of The Drama of the Gifted Child

    "This book was a delight. It affirmed my own experiences and observations. The author makes her study come alive . . . through the voices of real people talking about their experiences. . . . I highly recommend this book.i--Joanne Rand Whitmore, PhD, Professor and Dean College and Graduate School of Education, Kent State University

    "Many readers will recognize their own experiences.--Lita Linzer Schwartz, PhD, ABPP Distinguished Professor Emerita, Pennsylvania State University.

    "This thoughtful book . . . has taken us one step further in our understanding of how and why some talented individuals realize their potential while others do not."--Dr. Sally M. Reis, Professor of Educational Psychology, The University of Connecticut.

    "Gifted Grownups meets a long-awaited need. This book would be of interest, not only to gifted education professionals, but also to parents, teachers in general, and to gifted individuals of all ages.--E. Paul Torrance, Georgia Studies of Creative Behavior, author of Gifted and Talented Children in the Regular Classroom. ISBN 0-471-29580-9

  • Evidence and Procedures for Boundary Location

    The up-to-date, new edition of the classic reference

    For over two decades, Evidence and Procedures for Boundary Location has been the cornerstone volume for surveying practitioners. In its Fourth Edition, this book upholds its superior presentation of boundary laws and evidence, and now introduces significantly revised content covering current laws, legal procedures and practices, courtroom responsibilities, use of GPS and GIS data, and waterway boundaries. This current edition prepares surveyors for the new legal, technical, and administrative aspects of surveying.

    The first section of this book covers resurveys or retracements of former surveys based on land records. It deals with the methods used for locating corners, lines, and parcels of these surveys, while detailing all types of evidence, including maps and documents; measurements; monuments and trees; and digital data. The increasing importance of an area?s history to surveyors is also a featured topic. The later chapters examine the creation of new parcels of land from a legal standpoint. This edition also includes an in-depth examination of:
    * Professional liability
    * How to report evidence and use it in court
    * Court conduct, both as a defendant and as an expert witness
    * The origins of boundary evidence

    Whether used in conjunction with Brown?s Boundary Control and Legal Principles, Fourth Edition, or on its own, Evidence and Procedures for Boundary Location, Fourth Edition, continues to stand as the fundamental reference for licensed practicing surveyors, lawyers, property owners, civil engineers, and students in surveying courses in two- and four-year programs. Its practical applications have also made it a widely used study guide for land surveyor examinations.

  • Activity-Based Information Systems: An Executive′s Guide to Implementation

    "Much has been written on ABC/M, but it is rare to find implementation secrets put together in such an approachable format."-Ashok Vadgama Manager, Configuration Management and ABM Motorola

    Whether you are looking to improve your business?s bottom line or streamlining your company?s financial decisions, Activity-Based Information Systems provides you with the know-how and expert information you need to get started on the road to success. This is the first book of its kind that examines the complex choices and opportunities available to corporations and individuals embarking on the ABC/M journey. Rather than focusing on the pitfalls of establishing this information system, Mohan Nair outlines-in plain English-the seven keys to establishing the proper conditions for a successful ABC/M implementation. In this unique and groundbreaking book, you?ll also learn about:
    * The history and framework behind activity-based information systems
    * The three factors of technology, people, and processes used in implementation
    * How to make the critical move from implementation start-up to education, and on through the production phases
    * Four cases of actual implementation and the unique contribution which ABC/M makes in the pursuit of financially endorsed and IT-maintained operational information
    * The proper checklist to have for basic evaluations of specific information systems

    Even the latest high-speed technology and desktop applications now routinely used by corporations around the world, the most essential business information that operating managers and CFOs can use today, is still unreachable. It doesn?t have to be. The field of activity-based cost/management (ABC/M) is not simply a cost exercise for technically savvy cost managers; it is a process which can be utilized by nearly any type of business. Implementing an ABC/M project involves focusing on the management of activities as a means to improve the value received by customers, and the subsequent profit achieved by providing this value to customers on a continual basis.

    The information obtained from ABC and activity-based management (ABM) is quickly becoming vital for operating managers who rely on a high-quality ABC information system to meet their demands. Now, the president of Oregon?s ABC Technologies, author Mohan Nair, meets those demands with Activity-Based Information Systems. Providing a framework for implementing activity-based information systems (ABIS), Mr. Nair, using nontechnical language, examines the strategies for technology evaluation and design, their organizational and financial implications, and technology?s limitations. Executives will appreciate the success-ful implementation strategies contained in this book-strategies that are not focused on avoiding pitfalls, but utilized to create the conditions for success.

    With proven insights backed by experience, not doctrines, Mr. Nair explains how most implementations have generally focused on the process and people views of an ABC/M endeavor-yet all three views, including a technological view, must be understood and coexist routinely in order to have a truly successful and continuous implementation of ABC/M. However, the book does not simply demonstrate ABC/M and ABIS concepts. Business managers and consultants alike will value Mohan Nair?s perspectives on time-based management, business process reengineering, thruput maximization, budget justification, strategic cost management, and profitability management, as well as how these initiatives relate to ABM.

    In today?s computer-enabled business world, it pays to have an in-depth knowledge of costing, along with an appreciation for capitalizing on the use of systems and software. There is no simple "recipe" for overnight implementation; however, by following Mohan Nair?s sevenfold steps to successful ABC/M implementation, your company can create the best conditions for success and meet the future head-on with an activity-based information system that is operationally used, financially endorsed, and IT-maintained.

  • Accountant′s Guide to Fraud Detection and Control

    From internal control structures that are not fraud-specific to insufficient communication in the fraud discovery-to-investigation and conviction process, fraudulent activity is a widespread fact of life in the business world. Historically, the corporate tendency has been to react to fraud after the fact, rather than to be proactive in its prevention. And in most cases, blame is directed at accountants and auditors. Unfortunately, these officers are rarely provided with the resources, proper training, and commitment from top management that are essential to effective fraud detection and control. The Accountant s Guide to Fraud Detection and Control offers comprehensive direction for this largely uncharted area.
    Two types of fraud are addressed in this book: fraudulent financial reporting, also known as "Treadway" fraud, usually originating in the top management sector; and "asset-theft" fraud, the more common and more costly type, likely to be practiced by virtually anyone, including outsiders. Treadway fraud is being adequately detected by independent auditors (CPAs) in their annual audits. Asset-theft fraud is not being adequately detected by anyone, with very few exceptions. From following clues to achieving a prosecution, here is sound advice that accountants and auditors will find invaluable.

    Businesses lose over $100 billion a year to fraud. Only 20 percent is discovered. Who s to blame?

    Accountants and internal auditors are often the scapegoats for management s insufficient fraud detection operations and guidelines. At last, here is comprehensive, intermediate training for evaluating, devising, and installing fraud-specific internal controls, and for conducting proactive fraud-specific examinations. Including actual case studies, the authors show accountants and auditors how to:
    * Anticipate problems and follow clues
    * Successfully disclose fraud
    * Compile the evidence necessary to prosecute acts of fraud
    * Develop investigative techniques
    * Create effective internal controls . . . and much more, to fill the needs of this crucial area.

    www.wiley.com/account ing

  • Forest Ecology 4E

    This revised and reorganized text is designed for a standard forest ecology course for undergraduates in forestry, natural resources, environmental science, environmental ecology, and field ecology programs. Provides an eminently current perspective on the material by emphasizing forest ecosystems using a landscape-ecosystem or geo-ecosystem approach. Written by both field teachers and researchers of forest ecology and practitioners of forest ecology in both public and private arenas. Treats traditional plant ecology topics of community, succession, biota from a landscape ecosystem perspective, also emphasizes earth science.

  • The Professional Chef′s® Knife Kit

    High quality, well-made, well-maintained knives - and the skills to use them properly - are among a chef?s most important assets. This book explains how to use and care for these essential tools. Easy-to-follow instructions cover all of the basic knife cuts and techniques - including peeling, paring, trimming, carving, chopping, dicing and filleting - and offer an excellent foundation for building speed and ensuring kitchen safety. The book also features invaluable information on small tools, such as rotary peelers and zesters, along with meat grinders, food processors and other larger equipment.

  • Janice VanCleave′s Volcanoes: Mind-boggling Experiments You Can Turn Into Science Fair Projects

    The perfect science fair idea books Spectacular Science Projects Janice VanCleave's Volcanoes

    • Why do volcanoes erupt?
    • How do scientists predict volcanoes?
    • Where are most volcanoes found?
    Janice VanCleave's Volcanoes includes 20 fun and simple experiments that allow you to discover the answers to these and other fascinating questions about volcanoes, plus dozens of additional suggestions for developing your own science fair projects. Learn about predicting volcanic eruptions with a simple experiment using a magnet, a nail, and a piece of cardboard. Explore the fiery unseen interior of a volcano using a potato and a plastic soda bottle. Find out how lava forms into rocks using marbles in a box. All experiments use inexpensive household materials and involve a minimum of preparation and clean up. Children ages 8 12 Also available in the Spectacular Science Projects Series: Janice VanCleave's Animals Janice VanCleave's Earthquakes Janice VanCleave's Electricity Janice VanCleave's Gravity Janice VanCleave's Machines Janice VanCleave's Magnets Janice VanCleave's Molecules Janice VanCleave's Microscopes and Magnifying Lenses Janice VanCleave's Weather

  • More Soy

    "A wonderful follow-up to Soy of Cooking- a beautifully written treasure chest of terrific recipes. Eat well and feel great cooking these dishes!"-Neal Barnard, M.D., President, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine "When it comes to creating traditional-style meals using healthy ingredients-and making it all come out fantastic-More Soy Cooking is the answer."-John Robbins, author of Diet for a New America and founder, EarthSave International "A cornucopia of traditional recipes that have been made healthier and lower in fat as well as many original taste treats to nourish and comfort just about everyone."-Neal Pinckney, Ph.D., director of the Healing Heart Foundation and author of Healthy Heart Handbook "In More Soy Cooking, Marie Oser cooks up great tasting meals that everyone will love!"-Suzanne Havala, M.S., R.D., F.A.D.A., author of The Natural Kitchen and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Being Vegetarian Marie Oser shares her secrets to creating rich-tasting, scrumptious dishes -- healthfully! Eating healthy is now easier than ever with this splendid collection of mouthwatering recipes. From hearty soups to succulent salads and dressings, from to-die-for desserts to elegant, easy-to-make entrees, Oser gives our favorite recipes a healthy makeover by introducing alternative ingredients and techniques to replace high-fat, cholesterol-laden fare. She revitalizes a variety of classic dishes, from Chile Non Carne to Stuffed Mushrooms Florentine, from Sweet Italian "Sausage" with Peppers to "Turkey" Tetrazzini. Best of all, each recipe is low in fat, high in fiber, rich in phytochemicals, and 100% cholesterol- and dairy-free. Amaze your family and friends with the authentic flavor, texture, and quality of your culinary creations.

  • Electromagnetic Fields in Unconventional Materials and Structures

    This book will shape the course of electromagnetics research for decades to come. Fourteen leading researchers from five countries reveal their latest research results in detail and review parallel developments. The topics discussed, though unconventional today, are destined to attract great attention as shrinking device sizes make electromagnetic effects ever more important. These topics include the rotation of polarization of electric waves by a twisted structure; homogenization of linear bianistotropic composite materials; novel free-space techniques to characterize complex mediums; sculptured thin films; electrodynamic properties of carbon nanotubes; and more. Electromagnetic Fields in Unconventional Materials and Structures: Focuses on geometry in both large and small scales Provides a blueprint for electromagnetics research at the turn of the century Features new results, comments, and prognostications on 21st century research Includes more than 150 illustrations as well as hundreds of charts, tables, and references

  • Taguchi′s Quality Engineering Handbook

    "This book is a great demonstration of this powerful approach and how it can make a meaningful difference in any type of business. It takes a dedicated engineering approach to implement, but the payback in customer satisfaction and growth is dramatic."
    Lou Giuliano, chairman, president, and CEO, ITT Industries

    No other single volume presents the full breadth of founding beliefs behind the successful engineering practices used by today?s leading companies. Helpful to companies in both manufacturing and service industries, Taguchi?s Quality Engineering Handbook provides accessible material on such topics as:

    • Quality loss function
    • On-line quality engineering
    • Signal-to-noise ratio
    • Robust engineering
    • Design of experiments (known as the "Taguchi method")
    • Mahalanobis Taguchi Systems (MTS)
    • and more.

    Prize or Award

    • AAP Awards for Excellence in Professional and Scholarly Publishing, 2006

  • Dining Out: Secrets from America's Leading Critics, Chefs, and Restaurateurs

    This book is the first of its kind to examine what defines fine food in America and it introduces us to many individuals who shape our views about food. Using other successful Dornenburg/Page books as a model, the authors once again base their analysis on interviews with chefs, restaurateurs and critics. This insider's guide to the process of restaurant reviewing will excite anyone with a serious interest in food. It also features top sites on the Internet that provide restaurant reviews. 'If I were a restaurateur, I would expect all my staff to read this book. As a restaurant critic, I found it a fascinating insight into the minds of other critics and more especially the minds of some of the people who are serious about running a restaurant.'

  • Absorption and Scattering of Light by Small Particles

    Absorption and Scattering of Light by Small Particles
    Treating absorption and scattering in equal measure, this self-contained, interdisciplinary study examines and illustrates how small particles absorb and scatter light. The authors emphasize that any discussion of the optical behavior of small particles is inseparable from a full understanding of the optical behavior of the parent material-bulk matter. To divorce one concept from the other is to render any study on scattering theory seriously incomplete.
    Special features and important topics covered in this book include:
    * Classical theories of optical properties based on idealized models
    * Measurements for three representative materials: magnesium oxide, aluminum, and water
    * An extensive discussion of electromagnetic theory
    * Numerous exact and approximate solutions to various scattering problems
    * Examples and applications from physics, astrophysics, atmospheric physics, and biophysics
    * Some 500 references emphasizing work done since Kerker?s 1969 work on scattering theory
    * Computer programs for calculating scattering by spheres, coated spheres, and infinite cylinders

  • How to Earn a College Degree Without Going to College

    An updated, detailed guide which shows adults how to obtain an external degree through life experience, independent study, examinations and correspondence courses. Includes a directory of over 600 external degree programs in 271 fields of study. All institutions are fully accredited state, local and private colleges and universities. Provides readers with all the information necessary to decide which options are ideally suited for their needs.

  • The Art and Science of Chemical Analysis

    Graphs and Excel-based problems appear throughout the book and are supported by user-friendly templates on the accompanying CD.
    * Study questions and problems appear every few pages throughout the book. These questions are followed by answers.
    * Enke?s book is organized by differentiating characteristics rather than by techniques.

  • Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology: Part 3

    This third Edition is a completely new version in a new century of the Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology. The new edition will bring the state-of-the-art up to the 21st century, with coverage of nanotechnology, new imaging and analytical techniques, new methods of controlled polymer architecture, biomimetics, and more. New topics covered include nanotechnology, AFM, MALDI, biomimetics, and genetic methods, of increasing importance since 1990 and will also bring up-to-date coverage of traditional topics of continuing interest. This edition will publish in 3 Parts of 4 volumes each. Each Part will be an A-Z selection of the newest articles available in the online edition of this encyclopedia. A list of the titles to appear in Part I can be viewed by clicking "What?s New" at www.mrw.interscience.wiley.com/epst. Titles for Parts II and III will appear there as well when available.

  • Fluctuations, Order, and Defects

    Fluctuations, order, and defects determine a material?s properties. The difference between water and ice is a matter of order. Many of today?s high-tech materials in electronics and chemistry engineer order and defects to maximize desired properties. This second of a four volume set discusses phase transitions in a field theoretic context and shows how these methods can be applied to more complex systems such as liquid crystals and polymers. While building on the previous volume, this volume is self-contained and stands alone as a valuable resource.

    * Modern treatment includes coverage of effective hamiltonians.
    * Focuses on problems in condensed matter physics.
    * Author is well-known and respected for his work in statistical mechanics.

  • Advanced PowerBuilder® 6 Techniques

    All the knowledge you need to master the latest PowerBuilder release.

    For all the veteran programmers and developers anticipating the new enterprise programming capabilities of release 6, this latest edition of the top-selling guide to advanced PowerBuilder techniques is the perfect way to get up to speed quickly. Briefly reacquainting readers with all areas of PowerBuilder, the authors focus primarily on the new features, including new material on distributed computing, asynchronous client request, the OLE automation server, and Web.pb and the Internet Development Toolkit.

    CD-ROM includes PowerBuilder source code, software demos, and links to Internet resources.

    PowerBuilder is a registered trademark of Powersoft.

  • Managing Family Trusts: Taking Control of Inherited Wealth

    Managing Family Trusts is an uncompromising, nuts-and-bolts guide to the world of family trusts. Written by a seasoned expert with many years of firsthand experience in the field, it describes how financial professionals can help beneficiaries loosen the grip of unresponsive or inefficient trustees, assert their rights as inheritors, and assume greater responsibility for their own financial lives. Managing Family Trusts provides a complete set of tools to all those concerned with the business of building better, more satisfying fiduciary arrangements and presents a rare insider?s view of how this world operates and details its unique challenges and rewards.

  • HPLC Methods for Pharmaceutical Analysis: HPLC Methods for Pharmaceutical Analysis V 3

    Lets you target the specific information you need quickly and easily-so you can stay in the lab and out of the library.

    This invaluable database-also available on CD-ROM-gives you fast, hands-on access to thousands of abstracts from the current literature on HPLC methods for pharmaceutical analysis. Fully augmenting the first volume of HPLC Methods for Pharmaceutical Analysis, which was published in 1997, Volumes 2 through 4 now complete this comprehensive library, incorporating HPLC methods for the analysis of most pharmaceutical compounds. A-to-Z coverage of more than 1,100 compounds is provided along with new references to the 160 compounds listed in the first volume, with the CD-ROM also combining the rapidly growing technique of capillary electrophoresis. Detailed, precise information lets you replicate methods without referring to original articles as well as customize methods for specific needs. Features of Volume 3 include:
    * HPLC methods for 579 compounds, ranging from ebastine to ozagral
    * Methods for drugs in biological fluids such as blood or urine as well as for bulk and formulated drugs
    * Name and structure of each target compound as well as molecular weight and formula, CAS registry numbers, and Merck index number
    * Experimental conditions for each method, including sample preparation, analytical matrix, HPLC variables, and other substances analyzed

  • Guts: The Seven Laws of Business That Made Chrysler the World′s Hottest Car Company

    1. The Customer Is Not Always Right. 2. The Primary Purpose of Business Is Not "To Make Money". 3. When Everyone Else Is Doing It, DON?T!. 4. Too Much Quality Can Ruin You. 5. Financial Controls Are Bad 6. Disruptive People Are An Asset. 7. Teamwork Isn?t Always Good.

    "Bob Lutz is one of America?s most imaginative and most insightful business leaders. He thinks way outside the box, and when he talks, everyone needs to listen."-Michael Hammer, Coauthor, Reengineering the Corporation.

    "Lutz has made Chrysler into the feistiest, and most profitable, automaker on the planet."-Steve Miller, CEO, Waste Management Inc.

    "Listening to Lutz is like hearing a Viper engine come to life. It?s raw and pure. He loves speed, whether it?s related to cars, fighter jets, or change in an organization."-Kent Kresa, Chief Executive Officer Northrop Grumman Corporation.

    "Bob Lutz knows more about cars than anyone. And he knows more than anyone about fixing car companies . . . but what makes Bob unique is his extraordinary sense of self-confidence-call it guts-which has permitted him always to have fun doing the right thing. So, go get some Guts, and share the fun!"-James P. Womack, Author, The Machine That Changed the World, and President, Lean Enterprise Institute.

    In May 7, 1998 Chrysler Corporation and Germany?s Daimler-Benz (owner of Mercedes) shocked the business world by announcing their intention to merge. What led to this largest industrial merger of all time? How did Chrysler-which not too long ago needed government-backed loans in order to survive-transform itself into not just a partner coveted by Daimler (the gold standard of European car makers) but the most profitable car company in the world? And what does their mega-merger portend for consumers, governments, shareholders and workers around the world? In Guts, Robert A. Lutz, the product-development genius and iconoclastic leader behind Chrysler?s second renaissance, answers these questions and many, many more.

    With wit and a surprising frankness, Lutz tells how Chrysler in the early ?90s recovered from a second near-death experience to go on and post record profits, emerging as Forbes magazine?s "Company of the Year." He credits this remarkable turnaround to Chrysler?s having embraced (at his urging) a deliberately "schizophrenic" corporate culture: tough, buttoned-down financial controls coupled with a rock-the-boat, provocative, highly creative product development process. The marriage of these two gave birth to a large family of hit products, starting with the radical, hugely popular Dodge Viper sports car, whose creation Lutz here describes. Along the way, he propounds what he humorously calls "Lutz?s Immutable Laws of Business"-seven controversial maxims meant to stand conventional business wisdom on its ear. Guts explains how and why every organization must cultivate a "split personality" combining common sense with freewheeling creativity. It defines the leader?s role in maintaining a healthy balance between the two. And it argues that a dynamic tension between them is the prime attribute that enables top-performing companies to introduce new products and achieve record profits. This embracing of opposites is, to say the least, unusual in the corporate world. For Lutz, however, it is business and life-as usual. What else would you expect from a vegetarian who loves a good cigar, a high-achiever who didn?t graduate from high school until he was 22, a former Marine fighter pilot whose "Law of Life" is a line from a Rolling Stones song? Add to these paradoxes the fact that Lutz, unlike many of his peers, got into the automobile business because he actually likes cars, and he emerges as the quintessential maverick. Cinderella success story, unorthodox business primer, portrait of an iconoclastic icon, Guts is many books in one, each supplying its own brand of informative, amusing, and entertaining reading.

  • How to Read and Do Proofs: An Introduction to Mathematical Thought Processes

    This book categorizes, identifies and explains the various techniques that are used repeatedly in all proofs and explains how to read proofs that arise in mathematical literature by understanding which techniques are used and how they are applied.

  • HPLC Methods for Pharmaceutical Analysis: HPLC Methods for Pharmaceutical Analysis 4V Set

    HPLC and CE Methods for Pharmaceutical Analysis The complete, up-to-date library at the click of a mouse This invaluable database gives you fast, easy access to more than 13,000 abstracts from the current literature on HPLC and capillary electrophoresis (CE). Incorporating the four-volume HPLC Methods for Pharmaceutical Analysis plus the newly introduced Capillary Electrophoresis for Pharmaceutical Analysis, this CD-ROM features an extensive library of methods used in the analysis of most pharmaceutical compounds. It lists available HPLC techniques for more than 1,300 compounds and CE methods for more than 700 compounds, with a number of techniques described for each compound. Detailed, precise information lets you replicate methods without having to refer to the original publications as well as customize methods for very specific needs. You can instantly locate basic compound information--molecular weight and formula, CAS number, and Merck index number--plus experimental conditions for each method. Complex and substructure searching capabilities let you search the entire database by compound, matrix, HPLC variables, and author--saving you countless hours of online or library research. Minimum system requirements: * IBM-compatible PC 486 * Win95 or higher * CD-ROM drive * 8MB RAM * XXXMB free hard disk space Visit us on the Internet: www.wiley.com

  • The Accidental Project Manager - Surviving the Transition from Techie to Manager

    Why do so many software projects fail? The reality is that many of these projects are led by programmers or developers thrown into the role of project manager without the necessary skills or training to see a project through successfully. Patricia Ensworth has written a hands-on survival guide designed to rescue the "accidental project manager" and help them to quickly ramp up on all key areas involved in software project management. This book provides a no-nonsense, jargon-free approach to getting the job done. With the help of useful templates, checklists, and sample forms, as well as pointers to essential resources, Ensworth gives concise, easy-to-understand advice on everything needed to hit the ground running--including phases of project development, role assignment in the development team, the tools of the trade, and criteria for success.

  • Genetic Manipulation of Receptor Expression and Function

    Our ability to manipulate the genome of living organisms for the elucidation of gene function in vivo has improved dramatically over the last decade. Genetic Manipulation of Receptor Expression and Function provides a comprehensive review of the principles and applications for genetic manipulation of receptor expression and function. By providing the necessary conceptual framework of transgenic and knockout technologies, Genetic Manipulation of Receptor Expression and Function offers a concise and easily accessible analysis for researchers. The material reviews the numerous advances in the field of transgenic technology allowing researchers to alter expression and function in the mouse genome.

    This volume also:

    • Provides a roadmap to transgenic and knockout methodology
    • Includes a detailed explanation of the differences between embryonic stem cells and fertilized zygotes
    • Clarifies the use of a DNA construct to make a transgenic mouse and a targeting vector for a knockout
    • Reviews the considerable progress in receptor research
    • Covers rapidly changing aspects in transgenic mouse technology (such as the generation of transgenic mice using large DNA fragments, the role of modifier genes, the importance of behavioral testing in analyzing disease phenotypes, and the growing role of antisense techniques in studies of gene function)

    Receptor biochemists, neuroscientists, molecular biologists, cell biologists, and molecular geneticists will find Genetic Manipulation of Receptor Expression and Function a useful guide.

  • An Introduction to Multivariate Statistical Analysis

    Perfected over three editions and more than forty years, this field- and classroom-tested reference:
    * Uses the method of maximum likelihood to a large extent to ensure reasonable, and in some cases optimal procedures.
    * Treats all the basic and important topics in multivariate statistics.
    * Adds two new chapters, along with a number of new sections.
    * Provides the most methodical, up-to-date information on MV statistics available.

  • Reference Manual for Telecommunications Engineering

    The Most Comprehensive and Up-to-Date Telecommunications Engineering Reference Available

    From the Reviews of the Second Edition:
    "...well on its way to becoming the definitive, unabridged compendium for engineers and technicians involved in radio and telecommunications systems and subsystems design...will compliment and enhance ready reference libraries across a wide spectrum of professional disciplines, from the smallest practicing consultant to the largest corporate engineering staff." --Commtronic Engineering

    "...instant access to design information...A necessary reference tool." --CHOICE

    "...an invaluable sourcebook..." --Telecommunication Journal

    For over 15 years the earlier editions of the Reference Manual for Telecommunications have been regarded as essential design tools for engineers and technicians involved in every facet of communications technology. To stay abreast of the numerous changes the telecommunications industry has witnessed in recent years, the Manual has grown with the technology. This new completely revised and updated Third Edition has been expanded to a two-volume set featuring over 3500 pages of the latest information on designing, building, purchasing, using, and maintaining telecommunications systems.

    This Third Edition of the Reference Manual for Telecommunications Engineering provides a wealth of new and revised tables, figures, nomograms, formulas, statistics, standards, regulations, and explanatory text required for the daily professional needs of telecommunications engineers, managers, and technicians. Gathering a wide range of carefully selected information from industry, government, and academia, this central source of telecommunications information eliminates the need for other references, both print and electronic, by providing a huge supply of data in one convenient package.

    Covering everything from digital networks to wireless communications to enterprise networks, the new edition of the Reference Manual provides engineers and technicians with essential interface information. Major emphasis is placed on the latest practices and standards prepared by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU)
    Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE)
    American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
    as well as additional worldwide industrial and military sources.

    * Developed to function as the single source for vital design, trouble-shooting, interface, and operational data for the various disciplines encompassing telecommunications
    * Distills the most vital data, curves, and tables provided by a multitude of telecommunications books, periodicals, standards, and "white" papers into a single accessible source.
    * Encompasses varied materials sources representing every major standards-setting activity in the world as well as user-forums and user groups, such as the militaries of the United States and NATO.
    * Easy-to-use format arranges material into 41 logically organized subject areas designed for instant access and application.
    * The data is augmented by the inclusion of tutorial text information to assist the reader in working through unfamiliar areas.
    * Updated, revised, and expanded to cover numerous advances in the industry since the Second Edition
    * Features 2000 graphs and figures
    Provides an exhaustive index, acronym and abbreviation list, and extensive cross-referencing to allow the reader quick access to vital information.

    All data sources in the Manual are well identified to assist in further research.

    Each of the 41 chapters of this data handbook is easily capable of acting as a book on that specific area.

  • Getting It Right!: Creating Customer Value for Market Leadership

    Getting It Right! Is the first book on lading change in an organization that provides a simple, convenient tools for getting managers, staff, partners, and other stakeholders all on the same page, at the same time. Other book talk about how to get it done in the abstract; Getting It Right shows you how to get it done in the workplace. Each chapter provides common-sense advice and clear, simple workshops and exercises that help you: Prepare leaders, teams, and individual employees to deliver value; Perceive value as customers see it; and Provide the value your customers want, profitably, through superior manufacturing, delivery, and service capabilities.

    Philip Weinzimer is Senior Consultant with Xerox Document Services, and previously was a senior management consultant with Worldwide Information Services Group of Unisys.

  • Site Analysis: Linking Program and Concept in Land Planning and Design

    For better plans-and better projects
    The complete guide to site analysis
    Site analysis is the key to a well-designed project. In fact, the careful and complete analysis of a site and its surrounding context can lead to better development proposals, smoother design implementation, and, ultimately, higher quality built environments.
    This carefully conceived book is the first to detail each crucial step in the site analysis and planning process, from site selection through design development. It shows how these activities are integrated to arrive at a site plan that successfully balances the needs of the client and other stakeholders with the site?s suitability for the intended land uses. With more than 130 illustrations, this book includes many outstanding examples of maps and site plans created by leading land planning firms. It offers guidance on:
    * Site identification, evaluation, and selection
    * Site inventories of physical, biological, and cultural attributes
    * Land use suitability analysis using Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
    * Concept planning and design development
    * Graphic communication with clients, government agencies, and other stakeholders
    Filled with need-to-know information on the entire land planning and design process, Site Analysis is a vital addition to the library of students and professionals in landscape architecture, urban design and planning, and related areas.

  • Advanced Modern Control System Theory and Design

    The definitive guide toadvanced control system design

    Advanced Modern Control System Theory and Design offers the most comprehensive treatment of advanced control systems available today. Superbly organized and easy to use, this book is designed for an advanced course and is a companion volume to the introductory text, Modern Control System Theory and Design, Second Edition (or any other introductory book on control systems). In addition, it can serve as an excellent text for practicing control system engineers who need to learn more advanced control systems techniques in order to perform their tasks.

    Advanced Modern Control Systems Theory and Design briefly reviews introductory control system analysis concepts and then presents the methods for designing linear control sys-tems using single-degree and two-degrees-of-freedom compensation techniques. The very important subjects of modern control system design using state-space, pole placement, Ackermann?s formula, estimation, robust control, and H8 techniques are then presented. The following crucial subjects are then covered in the presentation:
    * Digital Control System Analysis and Design-extends the continuous concepts presented to discrete systems
    * Nonlinear Control System Design-extends the linear concepts presented tononlinear systems
    * Introduction to Optimal Control Theory and Its Applications-presents such key topics as dynamic programming and the maximum principle, as well as applications to the space attitude control problem and the lunar soft-landing problem
    * Control System Design Examples: Complete Case Studies-presents the complete case studies of five control system design examples that illustrate practical design projects

    Other notable features of this volume are:
    * Free MATLAB software containing problem solutions which can be retrieved from the Mathworks, Inc. anonymous FTP server at ftp://ftp.mathworks.com/pub/books/advshinners
    * MATLAB programs and a tutorial on the use of MATLAB incorporated directly into the text
    * An extensive set of worked-out, illustrative solutions added in dedicated sections at the end of chapters
    * End-of-chapter problems-one-third with answers to facilitate self-study
    * A solutions manual containing solutions to the remaining two-thirds of the problems available from the Wiley editorial department.

  • Management Consulting: A Complete Guide to the Industry

    The first complete resource for graduating students and professionals seeking a position in management consulting

    "Consulting is all about client results. If you want to help change the strategic destiny of organizations, pursue a high-impact career, and ensure continuous learning, then Management Consulting is a must-read to help you identify the firm that best suits you!" -Thomas J. Tierney Worldwide Managing Director Bain & Company

    "This is the most comprehensive overview of the consulting industry to date. It is chock-full of useful information for students and professionals considering consulting as a career." -Robert F. Bonner Associate Director, Career Development & Placement The Wharton School, Graduate Division

    "This book is an excellent starting point for anyone contemplating a career in management consulting. My professional advice to you: Read this book!" -Wayne Cooper Publisher, Consultants News President & CEO, Kennedy Information

    Management consulting is one of the most popular career choices for today?s graduating students and career-changing professionals. The industry is growing fast, with many more organizations in need of consulting services than ever before and an overwhelming number of candidates seeking consulting positions. Each year, tens of thousands compete for the offers that ultimately only a few thousand will receive. Facing such intense competition, applicants for these positions need all the help they can get to be competitive with their peers.

    Management Consulting is the first consolidated resource containing need-to-know information on every step of the management consulting job search. Seasoned consultants Sugata Biswas and Daryl Twitchell, who have worked with a wide range of industry leaders, candidates, and recruiters, have written a book that encompasses a full range of perspectives. They cover each step of the job search process in detail, providing valuable insider information on the profession, as well as tools and techniques to help you stand apart from the competition and land a job offer.

    The book opens with an objective, candid picture of the industry, its players, and its evolution. The authors look at the origins and development of consulting as they explain who management consultants are, what they do, and where the best opportunities can be found. Essays by leading consultants, strategic planners, and academics provide perspectives on emerging trends and the future of consulting. You?ll learn what it?s like to be a practicing management consultant, from the professional development opportunities to the day-to-day balancing of work and private life. The authors walk you through the steps of a typical consulting project, from the initial definition of the problem to the final presentation of recommendations. They outline what will be expected of you, the typical work hours involved, and the many benefits and drawbacks of this demanding career.

    A vital section of the book is the step-by-step method for successfully navigating the infamous case interview-often the "make or break" point as firms try to select the top candidates from the masses. All it takes is one abstract or technical question ("How much does a Boeing 747 jumbo jet weigh?") to knock you out of the running. The authors will teach you how to be properly prepared for these interviews as you work your way to an offer, and how to negotiate for the most attractive package.

    In addition, the authors provide three unique appendices that are critical to a successful consulting job search:
    * Appendix I-fifteen of the most common case frameworks, useful to draw upon when answering case questions
    * Appendix II-100 case questions and ten sample answers for interview practice
    * Appendix III-a directory of fifty consulting firms, including primary practice areas and recruiting contacts

    By giving you a firm grasp of the industry and the skills you need to master the interviews, Management Consulting is an invaluable investment for your future in this exciting and rewarding profession.

  • The Warren Buffett Portfolio: Mastering the Power of the Focus Investment Strategy

    The Warren Buffett Way provided the first look into the strategies that the master uses to pick stocks. A New York Times bestseller, it is a valuable and practical primer on the principles behind the remarkable investment run of the famed oracle of Omaha. In this much-awaited companion to that book, author Robert Hagstrom takes the next logical step, revealing how to profitably manage stocks once you select them. THE WARREN BUFFETT PORTFOLIO will help you through the process of building a superior portfolio and managing the stocks going forward.

    Building a concentrated portfolio is critical for investment success. THE WARREN BUFFETT PORTFOLIO introduces the next wave of investment strategy, called focus investing. A comprehensive investment strategy used with spectacular results by Buffett, focus investing directs investors to select a concentrated group of businesses by examining their management and financial positions as compared to their stock prices. A strategy that has historically outperformed the market, focus investing is based on the principle that a shareholder?s return from owning a stock is ultimately determined by the economics of the underlying business.

    Hagstrom explains in easy-to-understand terms exactly what focus investing is, how it works, and how it can be applied by any investor at any level of experience. He demonstrates how Buffett arranges his stocks in a focus portfolio and reveals why this is as responsible for his incredible returns as the individual stocks he picks. Ultimately, Hagstrom shows how to use this technique to build and manage a portfolio to achieve the best possible results.

  • Embedded System Design: A Unified Hardware/Software Introduction

    This book introduces a modern approach to embedded system design, presenting software design and hardware design in a unified manner. It covers trends and challenges, introduces the design and use of single-purpose processors ("hardware") and general-purpose processors ("software"), describes memories and buses, illustrates hardware/software tradeoffs using a digital camera example, and discusses advanced computation models, controls systems, chip technologies, and modern design tools. For courses found in EE, CS and other engineering departments.

  • Hack Attacks Revealed: A Complete Reference with Custom Security Hacking Toolkit

    The #1 menace for computer systems worldwide, network hacking can result in mysterious server crashes, data loss, and other problems that are not only costly to fix but difficult to recognize. Author John Chirillo knows how these can be prevented, and in this book he brings to the table the perspective of someone who has been invited to break into the networks of many Fortune 1000 companies in order to evaluate their security policies and conduct security audits. He gets inside every detail of the hacker?s world, including how hackers exploit security holes in private and public networks and how network hacking tools work. As a huge value-add, the author is including the first release of a powerful software hack attack tool that can be configured to meet individual customer needs.

  • Inorganic Reactions and Methods: Index Set Parts 1 & 2

    Inorganic Reactions and Methods systemizes the discipline of modern inorganic chemistry according to a plan constructed by a council of editorial advisors and consults that include three Nobel laureates (E.O. Fischer, H. Taube, and G. Wilkinson).

    Rather than producing a collection of unrelated review articles, this series creates a framework that reflects the creative potential of this scientific discipline. In a clear, concise, and highly organized manner, it provides an in-depth treatment of bond formation reactions categorized by element type. The series covers all areas of inorganic chemistry including chemistry of the elements, coordination compounds, donor-acceptor adducts, organometallic, polymer and solid-state material, and compounds relevant to bioinorganic chemistry. A unique index system provides users with several fast options for accessing information on forming any bond type, compound, or reaction. Coverage of both classical chemistry and the frontiers of today's research make this series a valuable reference for years to come.

  • Handbook of Innovative Therapy

    Dr. Raymond J. Corsini is a recognized authority on new and innovative therapy techniques, and the first edition of the Handbook of Innovative Therapy is the leading manual in the field. Since its publication, many new and compelling techniques have been introduced.

  • Cryptography for Visual Basic® : A Programmer′s Guide to the Microsoft®CryptoAPI 

    "This is essential reading for anyone who needs to understand Microsoft?s CryptoAPI,its strengths and its limitations."-Bruce Schneier, author of Applied Cryptography and CTO of Counterpane Internet Security, Inc.

    With billions of dollars at stake,e-businesses must take the necessary steps to ensure privacy and protection for customer data. Microsoft?s CryptoAPI provides Visual Basic programmers with strong cryptography to keep this data safe, but its internals have been a mystery until now. This book guides you through the process of accessing the powerful but tricky routines of Microsoft?s cryptographic libraries. You?ll find an in-depth introduction to modern cryptography and learn how to build cryptographic "modules" (COM objects) that can be used by any Visual Basic program. Best of all, the source code is included under an Open Source license so that you are free to use, modify, and distribute it, even commercially, without paying any fees. You can help enhance the code as part of the Open Source community. Providing much-needed insight on Microsoft?s cryptography, this book will help you:
    * Learn how modern cryptography works
    * Find out how the Base Functions of the CryptoAPI work
    * Discover how to call the API from Visual Basic
    * Uncover deep Visual Basic tricks to write a powerful error handler
    * Learn how to write the WCCO (Wiley CryptoAPI COM Objects) COM wrappers for the CryptoAPI
    * Utilize several quality assurance tests for the WCCO

    The CD-ROM includes:
    * WCCO 1.0 Source Code and its Wiley Open Source License
    * WCCO 1.0 Interface Guide and its Open Publication License
    * WCCO Test Code
    * CryptoAPI Container Manager
    * Regasaurus program

    Visit our Web site at www.wiley.com/compbooks/

  • The Trunked Radio and Enhanced PMR Radio Handbook

    Trunked radio enables full-duplex radio communication using asingle transmission frequency, making the technique more efficientin handling radio traffic. Written by an expert in this area, thisbook presents a much-needed discussion of trunked radio technologyand its practical applications.

    An Instructor Support FTP site is available from the Wileyeditorial department.

  • Fundamentals of Telecommunications

    Demystifying the technology of telecommunications: a guided tour for the non-engineer
    This book provides an easy-to-understand introduction to the complex technical world of telecommunications. From bandwidth to data transfer protocol to PSTN, ISDN, PCS, or ATM-widely respected telecommunications expert and author Roger L. Freeman explains it all. He walks the reader through a vast array of current topics, providing an encyclopedic overview of all branches of telecommunications-telephony, data communications, enterprise networks, television transmission, wireless systems, and cellular/personal communication services (PCS). Written for the layperson as well as newcomers to the field, this primer:
    * Assumes no mathematical or technical know-how on the part of the reader
    * Introduces all topics from the ground up
    * Clearly defines all terms, illustrating them with tangible examples
    * Features review questions at the end of each chapter, designed to test understanding and reinforce comprehension
    * Includes one hundred figures to highlight the text
    * Reviews, in three appendices, the most rudimentary of mathematical and electrical concepts, as well as decibels and their applications Fundamentals of Telecommunications allows sales, marketing, and management personnel in the telecommunications industry to better understand the various technical and operational issues that come up in the course of their work. It also gives investors and financiers a basic reference to draw upon when dealing with clients in this rapidly evolving market.

  • The Interior Dimension: A Theoretical Approach to Enclosed Space

    This comprehensive survey brings together primary source material related to the design of interior spaces through history. The authors probe how issues in the design of interior space have been approached by designers past and present and also the influence of fields such as psychology and the fine arts on spatial design. Excellent visual examples clarify different concepts discussed.

  • Implementing IPsec: Making Security Work on VPNs, Intranets, and Extranets

    How do you secure your IP network without destroying it? The IPsec protocols are the only viable standard for secure, network-layer transmission on IP, yet they can wreak havoc on critical applications and other enhanced network services. Interoperability problems between vendors, as well as limitations in the basic technology, can cause problems that range from annoying to disastrous. This book tells you how IPsec works (or doesn?t work) with other technologies, describes how to select products that will meet your needs, and discusses legal issues critical to IPsec deployment.

    This hands-on guide will help you to:
    * Analyze how and why IPsec may break existing networks
    * Combine IPsec with other enhanced IP services and applications
    * Determine the causes of IPsec performance problems and protocol conflicts
    * Understand how existing laws and regulatory trends may impact your use of IPsec products
    * Understand the basic technological components of IPsec
    * Evaluate IPsec vendors and products

    Networking council

    Networking Council Books put technology into perspective for decision-makers who need an implementation strategy, a vendor and outsourcing strategy, and a product and design strategy. Series advisors are four of the most influential leaders of the networking community:

    Lyman Chapin-Chief Scientist at BBN/GTE and founding trustee of the Internet Society

    Scott Bradner-Director of the Harvard University Network Device Test Lab, trustee of the Internet Society, and ISOC VP of Standards

    Vinton Cerf-Senior Vice President at MCI/WorldCom and current chair of the Internet Society

    Ed Kozel- Senior VP for Corporate Development at Cisco Systems and member of the Board of Directors

    Visit our Web site at: www.wiley.com/compbooks

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  • Mastering Data Mining: The Art and Science of Customer Relationship Management

    "Berry and Linoff lead the reader down an enlightened path of best practices." -Dr. Jim Goodnight, President and Cofounder, SAS Institute Inc.

    "This is a great book, and it will be in my stack of four or five essential resources for my professional work." -Ralph Kimball, Author of The Data Warehouse Lifecycle Toolkit

    Mastering Data Mining

    In this follow-up to their successful first book, Data Mining Techniques, Michael J. A. Berry and Gordon S. Linoff offer a case study-based guide to best practices in commercial data mining. Their first book acquainted you with the new generation of data mining tools and techniques and showed you how to use them to make better business decisions. Mastering Data Mining shifts the focus from understanding data mining techniques to achieving business results, placing particular emphasis on customer relationship management.

    In this book, you?ll learn how to apply data mining techniques to solve practical business problems. After providing the fundamental principles of data mining and customer relationship management, Berry and Linoff share the lessons they have learned through a series of warts-and-all case studies drawn from their experience in a variety of industries, including e-commerce, banking, cataloging, retailing, and telecommunications.

    Through the cases, you will learn how to formulate the business problem, analyze the data, evaluate the results, and utilize this information for similar business problems in different industries.

    Berry and Linoff show you how to use data mining to:Retain customer loyaltyTarget the right prospectsIdentify new markets for products and servicesRecognize cross-selling opportunities on and off the Web

    The companion Web site at http://www.data-miners.com features:Updated information on data mining products and service providersInformation on data mining conferences, courses, and other sources of informationFull-color versions of the illustrations used in the book.

  • Lettering for Architects and Designers

    The second edition of this bestselling text incorporates a new section showing students how to locate and choose lettering for different kinds of projects. Coverage includes lettering styles commonly used on a wide range of presentations.

  • Foie Gras: A Passion

    "When I read Foie Gras ... A Passion, I was touched by Michael Ginor's respect for and fascination with foie gras. It is at the same time a dignified study of foie gras and a beautifully illustrated work, rich in its international selection of recipes. Bravo, Monsieur!"
    --Alain Ducasse, Chef-Restaurateur

    "At last, the perfect gift for the voluptuary."
    --Gael Greene, New York magazine

    "An incredible odyssey! Foie Grass ... A Passion is a thoroughly exquisite overview of my favorite subject. This book is a magnificent culinary tribute-a feast for all the senses! Simply, a must-have selection for everyone's culinary library."
    --Jean-Louis Palladin, Chef-Restaurateur

    "Foie Gras ... A Passion is an exercise in monomania of the most appealing sort."
    --Russ Parsons, Los Angeles Times

    "This book, reflecting elegance and intellect, tells a story of immense passion. In tracing the history of foie gras, the authors carry us along through culinary traditions, ethnic cultures, and across continents. The recipes challenge the imagination and the palate."
    --Ferdinand Metz, President, The Culinary Institute of America

    "As much a coffee table book as a cookbook, this beautiful celebration of foie gras includes a thorough history of the delicacy and mouthwatering full-page photographs of each of the dishes. Those who get past turning the pretty pages can sample the foie gras inspired recipes ... a veritable who's who of contemporary chefs."
    --Food & Wine's Best of the Best

  • Handbook of Heterogeneous Catalytic Hydrogenation for Organic Synthesis

    The most comprehensive reference in the field, Handbook of Heterogeneous Catalytic Hydrogenation for Organic Synthesis provides synthetic chemists and chemical engineers in fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals with detailed experimental guidelines for heterogeneous catalytic hydrogenation. Organized by functional groups for ready reference and featuring detailed examples of hundreds of reactions, this handbook covers hydrogenations of alkenes, alkynes, aldehydes and ketones, nitriles, imines, nitro and nitroso compounds, carboxylic acids and esters, and aromatic and heterocyclic compounds. In addition, coverage includes the preparation of amines by reductive alkylation and the hydrogenolysis of a variety of compounds. Examples of hydrogenation of functional groups and reaction pathways are illustrated with numerous equations and schemes.

    Practitioners will appreciate the plenitude of experimental details given for most of the reactions selected, including amounts of reagents and catalysts, reaction temperatures, hydrogen pressures, and reaction times. They will also find helpful the more than one hundred tables included throughout the book detailing the effects of key factors governing rate and selectivity, such as compound structure, the nature of catalysts and supports, and the nature of solvents. Researchers will benefit from the introductory chapters covering an array of hydrogenation catalysts, including nickel, cobalt, copper, iron, platinum group metals, rhenium, and other oxide and sulfide catalysts, as well as reactors and reaction conditions.

  • Linux at Work: Building Strategic Applications for Business

    Leading companies, worldwide, have adopted Linux as a powerful, reliable, and inexpensive alternative to UNIX and Windows NT for many key applications. In Linux at Work, expert Marcus Goncalves makes a solid business case for Linux. He describes proven business solutions that make strategic use of Linux?s inherent advantages. And, with the help of experience reports from Cisco Systems, Sony, and other Fortune 500 companies, he fills you in on:
    * Linux processes, functions, and tools
    * Linux business implementation strategies
    * Developing enterprise applications in Linux
    * Linux Internet and intranet applications
    * Managing and administering a Linux Server
    * Integrating Linux with legacy systems
    * Key Linux developers, vendors and supporters
    * Major Linux business application products-assessed for business applicability, advantages, disadvantages, technical issues, and development cycles
    * Comprehensive listings of Internet Linux resources

    The CD-ROM gives you:
    * Source code for enterprise systems from Red Hat Software, Inc.
    * A comprehensive list of Linux consultants, worldwide

    Marcus Goncalves is Senior IT Analyst with Automation Research Corporation, a major consultant to manufacturing companies on IT, automation, and internetworking security. He is a regular contributor to BackOffice and Developer?s Magazine, an editor with Journal for Internet Security (JSec), and the author of several computer books.

  • Janice VanCleave′s Geometry for Every Kid: Easy Activities that Make Learning Geometry Fun

    How do you fold a sheet of paper into the shape of a whale? How do you measure the area of a pizza pie? How can you draw a circle within a circle without lifting your pencil from the paper?

    Now you can discover the answers to these and other fascinating questions about elementary geometry--the study of shapes. Packed with illustrations, Geometry for Every Kid uses simple problems and activities to teach about acute and obtuse angles, parallel and perpendicular lines, plane and space figures, and much more! By arranging the pieces of an intriguing Chinese puzzle called a tangram, you?ll explore all the different shapes you can form. You?ll also learn how to create a colorful 3-D drawing that seems to rise right off the page! And, by building a geoboard, you?ll discover a quick, fun way to compare the area of different geometric figures.

    Each of the activities is broken down into its purpose, a list of materials, step-by-step instructions, expected results, and an easy to understand explanation. Every project has been pretested and can be performed safely and inexpensively in the classroom or at home.

    Also available in this series from Janice VanCleave:

  • Great Sex after 40: Strategies for Lifelong Fulfillment

    Discover the secrets of lifelong sexual fulfillment.

    As our active years grow longer, what can we expect of our relationships? The truth may surprise you. Both sexes report a wonderful mutual discovery: "The desire--and the ability--to engage in gratifying sex can be sustained for a lifetime!" as leading sexuality and health expert Marvel Williamson tells us in this encouraging book. Great Sex after 40 is your well-informed and candid guide to recognizing and adjusting to the normal sexual changes brought on by aging. It dispels many long-standing myths about the effects of passing years on a healthy libido. And it answers common questions (about pain during intercourse, male dysfunction, and female anorgasmia) you may have been reluctant to ask your physician.You?ll find strategies you can implement yourself for lessening the impact on sexual function associated with diseases commonly encountered at middle age and beyond. The advantages and drawbacks of the growing range of corrective surgeries and prescription drugs are fully described from the viewpoints of both patients and their partners. Whether you are approaching your middle years accompanied by a loved one or discovering new relationships later in life, Great Sex after 40 is a reassuring advisor on your journey towards intimacy.

  • Culture of Epithelial Cells 2e

    "...a wonderful compendium of current in vitro approaches that will be a useful resource to those just starting to work with an epithelial cell system as well as those that have been working with them for years and years."
    --Pharmaceutical Research

    This completely revised and expanded new edition provides detailed descriptions of fundamental and practical aspects relating to the in vitro cultivation of disparate types of epithelia. In recent years, the use of epithelial cell culture in cell biology and tissue engineering has increased dramatically. This revision reflects those advances by including new chapters on the culture of animal and human hepatocytes, kidney epithelium, and bladder epithelium. Each chapter provides an introductory review of the principles and advantages of the particular method, followed by detailed protocols, practical tips, alternate methods, and a useful list of materials and suppliers.

  • Writing from the Inside Out: Transforming Your Psychological Blocks to Release the Writer Within: Transforming Your Psychological Blocks to Release the Writer Within

    Dennis Palumbo has great insight into a writer s psyche . . . Every writer should have a shrink or this book. The book is cheaper Gary Shandling, actor, comic, and writer "wise, compassionate, and funny . . . " Aram Saroyan, poet and novelist "Dennis Palumbo provides a sense of community in the isolation of writing, of knowing that we are not alone on this uncharted and privileged journey. He shows us that our shared struggles, fears, and triumphs are the very soul of the art and craft of writing" Bruce Joel Rubin, screenwriter, GhostandDeepImpact Writer's block. Procrastination. Loneliness. Doubt. Fear of failure. Fear of rejection. Just plain . . . fear. What does it mean if you struggle with these feelings on a daily basis? It means you re a writer. Written with a unique empathy and deep insight by someone who is both a fellow writer and a noted psychotherapist, Writing from the Inside Out sheds light on the inner life of the writer and shows you positive new ways of thinking about your art and yourself. Palumbo touches on subjects ranging from writer s envy to rejection, from the loneliness of solitude to the joy of craft. Most of all, he leads you to the most empowering revelation of all that you are enough. Everything you need to navigate the often tumultuous terrain of the writer s path and create your best work is right there inside you.

  • World Markets for Textile Chemicals: North America, Western Europe, and Japan, 1999-2009

    Textile fiber consumption has been growing globally at a healthy 4.75% annual growth rate during the 1990s, and the market for textile chemicals, essential for the processing of these fibers, has kept up with this pace. Hewin International's 278-page report provides a comprehensive overview of the various textile chemical categories, evaluates their markets and consumption patterns, analyzes the textile chemical industry, gives corporate profiles of some selected companies, and presents comprehensive estimates of the global textile chemical market through 2009.

  • Getting Clients, Keeping Clients: The Essential Guide for Tomorrow′s Financial Adviser

    "It is easy in the tumult of our everyday lives to ignore the client?s words and needs as we struggle to promote our own interests. Easy, but dangerous. . . . Operating our business in the client?s interest is the pivotal element in a successful marketing strategy. Marketing, in turn, is a mandatory investment in your business. It pays dividends immediately and in the long term. It will carry you to liftoff."-Dan Richards

    Achieving success as a financial adviser is no longer just a matter of aggressive salesmanship backed, hopefully, by a good track record. Today?s clients are highly knowledgeable about their investment options, and they aren?t shy about letting you know it. They expect you to be extremely attentive to their unique financial concerns, and they are much more likely to switch advisers if they sense they are not getting the sincere commitment they feel they deserve. That?s why, in today?s competitive marketplace, building a successful financial services practice is all about forging long-term relationships with clients built on attentiveness, empathy, and trust. And, as expert Dan Richards explains in this groundbreaking guide to finding and keeping clients, the key to cultivating such relationships is marketing-the art and science of defining what clients really need, and then letting them know that you can satisfy those needs, now and in the future.

    Drawing on his extensive experience as a consultant to many of North America?s most successful financial service providers, Richards arms you with proven tools and techniques for building a steady and devoted client base.

    From using print, broadcast, and other media to market your services, to making the initial contact, from automating the prospecting process, to performing target marketing, he outlines an array of surefire client-getting techniques.

    With the help of scenarios and sample dialogues, he helps you to develop and sharpen the skills needed to build lasting relationships with clients once you?ve gotten them. For instance, you?ll learn how to become a better listener and interpreter of client concerns, as well as simple methods for systematically gathering and effectively responding to client feedback.

    Dan Richards also provides a complete program for seamlessly integrating the tools and techniques described into a successful client-centered practice tailored to your unique style and professional goals.

    Getting Clients, Keeping Clients is a complete guide to surviving and thriving in today?s increasingly competitive financial services market.

    A complete program for building a steady and devoted client base

    Getting Clients, Keeping Clients

    In this groundbreaking guide, expert Dan Richards explains why marketing is the key to thriving in today?s more competitive financial markets. He provides you with the powerful client-centered marketing know-how, tools, and techniques to connect with today?s more savvy, demanding, and value-conscious clients.

    Praise for Getting Clients, Keeping Clients

    ". . . teaches advisers how to be profitable and ethical at the same time."-Investment Executive

    ". . . a book most independent financial advisers will want to read."-The Financial Post

    ". . . many ideas in the book that will help keep existing clients while generating new business."-Research

  • Muscle Pain Relief in 90 Seconds: The Fold and Hold Method

    Relieve your Muscle Pain in Seconds! You're now only 90 seconds away from getting rid of many of your muscle pains, completely drug free! If you suffer from back pain, tennis or golfer's elbow, head or neck pain, wrist pain, shin splints, carpal tunnel syndrome, or many other common muscle aches, Dr. Dale Anderson's innovative ""Fold and Hold"" technique can help! ""Fold and Hold"" combines simple, safe, biomechanical self-treatment with the natural healing powers of the human body. The result is muscle pain relief in 90 seconds. Here are just a few of the benefits:
    * You can do it yourself--no need for expensive tests or ""fixes"" from physicians, physical therapists, or chiropractors.
    * It's comfortable--remove your tender spots by finding a non-painful position.
    * It's convenient--can be done anywhere, anytime. No appointment needed.
    * It provides extended pain relief by treating the cause of the pain, not the symptom.
    * It requires no drugs, dietary supplements, special instruments, or machines.
    Muscle Pain Relief in 90 Seconds clearly teaches the right moves to ease over 20 muscle problems, from a stiff neck to ankle pain. This revolutionary method is a must for everyone with muscle twinges and aches.

  • Three Clicks Away: Advice from the Trenches of eCommerce

    On the Web, you should never be more than 3 clicks away from the information you need
    3 Clicks Away delivers the collective experience of three distinguished Internet strategists who have led e-commerce initiatives for such notable firms as Gateway, Dow Jones, iVillage, Nickelodeon, and Casio. This book is a tactical guide that demonstrates how to develop e-commerce strategy, revamp the organization so that it can support e-commerce initiatives, and manage complex multidisciplinary projects. 3 Clicks Away provides the solutions and tools executives and managers need to successfully launch and maintain e-commerce sites. It provides critical information on organizational, financial, and project management tactics.

  • Frequency Synthesis by Phase Lock

    A through discussion of frequency synthesizers, including design and effects on systems Working engineers who design, specify, use, or test frequency synthesizers need to develop an intimate understanding of how these devices operate and their effects on the systems in which they are embedded. Frequency Synthesis by Phase Lock, Second Edition, offers complete coverage that includes both normal control system design and effects that occur due to sampling when bandwidths are pushed. While the discussion emphasizes phase-locked synthesizers, direct and digital synthesizers are covered as well. In addition to the usual discussion of second-order loops, this book describes characteristics of an important class of third-order loops and state-space analysis of loops of arbitrary order. It uses Matlab scripts (available for downloading via ftp) to produce computer-aided analyses, including complex nonlinear simulations of loops in the acquisition process; and it includes a significant volume of material on phase noise, its effects in synthesizer loops, and its impact on systems employing synthesizers. An important reference of rare power and clarity, Frequency Synthesis by Phase Lock, Second Edition, features:
    * Three new chapters covering architectures, sampling effects, and computer-aided engineering (CAE)
    * Multicurve graphs of transient and modulation responses for second-and third-order loops
    * Graphs of phase noise from 28 oscillators and 19 frequency dividers; noise theory and curves for IC oscillators
    * Charge-pump phase-frequency detectors extensively covered
    * Fractional-N, including DSP for improved spectrums
    * Multiple loops, including offset references

    An Instructor Support FTP site is available from the Wiley editorial department.

  • Professional Baking: College Version

    The introductory bakeshop course is a required part of the culinary arts curriculum. Students must obtain the skills to build their careers, and the new edition of this book provides them with the basic procedures as well as higher level techniques. New recipe ideas and practical applications fill the book and gives the student the tools to expand their skill set.

  • ISP Liability Survival Guide: Strategies for Managing Copyright, Spam, Cache, and Privacy Regulations

    It?s a jungle out there, (in ISP LiabilityLand) but your capable jungle guide, Tim Casey, takes you safely and firmly into and out of what would otherwise be very complex and potentially dangerous territory. Bring a camera.-Vinton Cerf

    Governments around the world are establishing laws and regulations that will have a great impact on the way Internet Service Providers (ISPs) do business. With existing and ongoing efforts to regulate the Internet, ISPs are in desperate need of expert guidance to sort out which laws apply to them. This is precisely what author Timothy Casey offers in his new book. As the preeminent technical legal counsel for MCI WorldCom and one of the framers of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Casey shows you how to protect yourself in this volatile market.

    This valuable guide gives you:
    * Detailed explanations on the varying laws and how their technical features impact running a liability-free ISP
    * Critical considerations for adopting effective policies and procedures that enable you to best structure your operations
    * Valuable insight on the important issues to consider when contracting with users, vendors, and sales channels to accommodate the laws and maximize your profitability

    Networking Council Books put technology into perspective for decision-makers who need an implementation strategy, a vendor and outsourcing strategy, and a product and design strategy. The series advisors are three of the most influential leaders of the networking community:

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  • Database Application Programming with Linux

    All the tools and techniques you?ll need to get started on database programming with Linux Linux?s popularity as an enterprise programming solution has skyrocketed recently thanks to support from major database software providers. With new software coming out each year, and constant improvements in existing software, programmers need to be able to develop database applications using Linux. Written by experts in the database and open source communities, this comprehensive, hands-on guide provides all the tools, techniques, and skills you?ll need to start your way to becoming a Linux database expert. Bringing you quickly up to speed on real-world database development basics, the book begins with software design basics, including requirements gathering, database and user interface design, and Object-oriented design. You?ll then discover in-depth discussions of database engines and APIs such as PostgreSQL, MiniSQL, Sybase, and Oracle, design tools and programming languages such as Java, Perl, and C. In addition, you?ll learn more about application frameworks, components, and distributed components. And you?ll find the most up-to-date coverage of Linux database applications to help make this an indispensable resource.

    With this book, you?ll gain a better understanding of the critical pieces of Linux project planning and development, including:
    * Design and specification issues
    * Database design and theory
    * User interface design principles
    * UML and Patterns for object-oriented analysis and designYou?ll also learn about:
    * Getting started with PostgreSQL, MySQL, Sybase, Oracle, and MiniSQL
    * Implementation-level differences between various databases
    * Database development
    * Administration and modeling tools
    * Programming with CORBA

    The companion Web site at www.wiley.com/compbooks/jepson features:
    * Example programs
    * Reusable code

    Visit our Web site at www.wiley.com/compbooks/

  • Graphic Thinking for Architects and Designers

    The essential design companion-now in an up-to-date new edition

    For architects, drawing is more than a convenient way to communicate ideas; it is an integral part of the creative process that has a profound impact on thinking and problem-solving. In Graphic Thinking for Architects and Designers, Third Edition, Paul Laseau demonstrates that more versatile and facile sketching leads to more flexible, creative approaches to design challenges. To encourage this flexibility and stimulate graphic thinking, he introduces numerous graphic techniques that can be applied in a variety of situations. He also helps readers acquire a solid grasp of basic freehand drawing, representational drawing construction, graphic note-taking, and diagramming.

    Important features of this new edition include:
    * Easy-to-understand discussions supported by freehand illustrations
    * A new format with superior representation of techniques and concepts
    * Dozens of new and updated illustrations
    * Extensive coverage of new technologies related to the graphic thinking process

    For architects and students who want to maximize their creativity, Graphic Thinking for Architects and Designers is a valuable tool in the pursuit of architectural solutions to contemporary design problems.

  • Window Treatments

    This text provides information on using windows to best advantage. Readers will find instructions on calculating, specifying, and installing hard and soft window treatments, plus residential and non-residential treatments.

  • The Tax Law of Colleges and Universities: 1998 Supplement

    The 2003 Supplement includes discussion of the following developments and much more:

    • Publication of final intermediate sanctions regulations replacing the temporary regulations that were issued in early 2001 and the final corporate sponsorship regulations, which replaced the proposed regulations that were issued in early 2000.
    • A final decision by the IRS to deny the claims filed by over 100 universities and hospitals for refunds of FICA/Medicare taxes with respect to the wages paid to medical residents.
    • Capital gains exclusion to unrelated business income
    • Tax treatment of immigration-related expenses(green-card attorneys fees, visa expenses, etc.)paid by a college or university on behalf of its employees and other individuals
    • Tax-free discharges of student loans and whether a student has income when his or her student loan is forgiven by a school in return for the performance of future services.

  • Geology: A Self-Teaching Guide

    Take a learning journey through billions of years of Earth history

    This indispensable guide to the fundamentals of geology is the ideal way to introduce yourself to all the basics, from rocks, minerals, and fossil fuels to earthquakes, volcanoes, and plate tectonics. Using quick quizzes and self-tests to reinforce key concepts, Geology carefully walks you through billions of years of Earth history. Illustrated with more than one hundred specially commissioned illustrations and fifty photographs that help clarify difficult concepts, this easy-to-follow book is an interactive resource for anyone interested in learning more about our planet.

    Whether you are new to geology or want to refresh and update your knowledge, the proven self-teaching guide approach will allow you to work at your own pace, check your progress, and learn more about this fascinating field of study.

  • Sax's Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials

    Richard J. Lewis, Sr.This comprehensive reference is a vast and reliable source of critical information on health and safety data, regulatory standards, toxicity, carcinogenicity, and physical properties of over 20,000 chemical substances. The Ninth Edition features 2,000 completely new chemicals, drugs, and biological agents; 14,000 updated entries; OSHA, ACGIH, and DFG MAK exposure limits; NIOSH workplace air limits; DOT hazard classifications; CAS Registry numbers; and more. With three Instant Locator Indexes, the new Sax's also offers hands-on access to streamlined toxicity data, information on carcinogens and reproductive effects, plus new advanced safety profiles for handling spills, accidental exposures, and fires.System requirements: Windows: Version 3.1 or higher, share.exe utility, 4MB RAM/4MB hard drive space. Macintosh: 68020 processor or higher, System 7.5 or higher, 4MB RAM/4MB hard drive space. Folio and Folio Views are registered trademarks of Open Market.

  • The Architecture of Computer Hardware and Systems Software: An Information Technology Approach

    This newly revised reference presents fundamental computer hardware, systems software, and data concepts. It provides a careful, in depth, non-engineering introduction to the inner workings of modern computer systems. The book also features the latest advances in operating system design and computer interconnection.

  • Building Linux and OpenBSD Firewalls

    A step-by-step guide to bulding a commercial-grade firewall with open source software

    Building Linux and OpenBSD Firewalls

    It?s now more important than ever before to protect your data and computers from people trying to hack into your network. Without the proper security, the wrong person can gain access to your system and read critical documents, change data, delete items, and much worse. With this book, you?ll quickly learn how to protect your network from such attacks as you build a Linux or OpenBSD firewall. From determining how much security you?ll need to configuring the firewall and monitoring your system, authors Tom Yates and Wes Sonnenreich clearly guide you through all the necessary steps to improve your security.

    They show you how to:
    * Build Linux and OpenBSD firewalls that meet your security needs
    * Choose the appropriate hardware for each operating system and put the machine together
    * Configure a firewall that allows network services such as email, newsgroups, and Internet and intranet access
    * Monitor and update your system to close any holes in security
    * Detect intruders and restore your network security

    The companion Web site at www.wiley.com/compbooks/sonnenreich features:
    * Updates for the most recent releases of OpenBSD and Red Hat
    * Useful scripts and tools
    * Sample firewall configurations
    * Additional online resources

  • Building Better Interfaces with Microsoft® Foundation Classes

    A complete, nuts-and-bolts guide to building better interfaces.

    From expert Keith Bugg, here is the first complete guide to building better user interfaces for Windows applications using MFC. Step-by-step, Bugg shows you how to implement all commonly used controls and dialog boxes, as well as those rarely covered in other books. He also shows you how to add multimedia, tips, and other enhancements for more professional applications. And he provides plenty of helpful examples and sample code for all topics covered. You get complete, hands-on coverage of:
    * Common controls, including buttons, boxes, bars, spinners, TreeView, and sliders.
    * Microsoft?s New Common Controls.
    * Common dialogs, including color, file, Find-Replace, and Cfont.
    * Splitter windows and controls.
    * Online help-includes coverage of the new HTML-based help standard.
    * Using CFormView to insert controls directly into your application?s view.
    * Multimedia, including video clips, sound, animation, and more.
    * Professional enhancements, such as "Tip of the Day" pop-ups, visual and color-coded cues, standards compliance, and improved consistency.

    Visit the companion Web site at www.wiley.com/compbooks/bugg/ to find:
    * All the examples and code from the book.
    * Microsoft(r) HTML Help Toolkit.
    * Microsoft(r) VidEdit Toolkit.
    * Links to additional resources.

  • Janice VanCleave′s Guide to More of the Best Science Fair Projects

    * Complete rules and display tips
    * Hundreds of exciting projects
    * Helpful do?s and don?ts
    * 50 fun, step-by-step experiments

    More Winning Science Fair Projects, Hints, and Tips from Janice VanCleave!

    What can you do to create an extraordinary science project?

    How is a clear and easy-to-follow display organized?

    What are the do?s and don?ts of science fair projects?

    Where will you find the best collection of science fair ideas?

    The answers--and the fun--are all in this exciting book of innovative, easy-to-understand, show-stopping science fair projects. Discover how to develop a topic from your own idea; research, create, and assemble your project; then display it in a way that will make it stand out from the crowd. Tackle some of Janice VanCleave?s favorite experiments on topics ranging from astronomy, biology, and engineering to botany, geology, and oceanography. Then let your mind loose to explore whatever topic most interests you. Enjoy working on intriguing experiments while learning the secrets of science fair success!

    Praise for Janice VanCleave?s books

    "Stunningly clear, direct, and informative projects."--School Library Journal

    "[They] not only teach children the basics of science, but also entertain along the way . . . great for kids."--Parentguide

  • Environmental Respiratory Diseases

    For several decades, among the medical community and the public at large, there has been an increasing awareness and increasing concern in relation to environmentally-related diseases. If you are an industrial hygienist, occupational or environmental health physician, pulmonologist, epidemiologist, toxicologist, or civil engineer, you can now look to Environmental Respiratory Diseases for practical, reliable, up-to-date information on environmentally-related respiratory diseases. The editors of this volume are Edward M. Cordasco, an authority on environmentally-induced pulmonary diseases; Stephen L. Demeter, professor of medicine and also a pulmonary expert; and Carl Zenz, editor of the acclaimed Occupational Medicine. You will find here the latest information on diseases of the respiratory system caused by environmental exposures. You will also find much practical information on diagnosis, monitoring for exposures, and treatment of medical conditions related to contaminated air, water, and soil. This book supplies you with comprehensive and timely discussions of: sources and types of environmental contaminants physiologic and pathologic responses of the respiratory system sequelae of toxic inhalation approaches to environmental surveillance environmental causes of respiratory cancers asbestos-related lung disease radon risk exposure to electromagnetic radiation pulmonary effects of indoor and outdoor air pollution respiratory health risks in agriculture allergic respiratory diseases research resources for environmental respiratory diseases

  • Graphic Design on the Desktop: A Guide for the Non-Designer

    The complete and user-friendly introduction to graphic design--in a new edition

    Now with information on Web site design, plus examples, exercises, and more!

    Today, anyone with a good basic computer setup can produce a newsletter or a Web page--but to create effective, professional-quality pieces that stand out from the competition, you need more than a hard drive and some decent software. You need an understanding of how visual communication works and a solid grasp of the principles of design, composition, and typography. You need Graphic Design on the Desktop.

    Written specifically for those who have little or no design background or experience, this accessible guide teaches you the fundamentals of sound graphic design and gives you the practical know-how to put them to work on your own projects, from initial concept through final production.

    This new edition covers every key element of the design process, including format, layout and page design, typesetting, color, and illustrations--and offers clear explanations of type terminology, printing terms, and more. It guides you step-by-step through the design and production of ads, posters, brochures, and other promotional materials, as well as newsletters and magazines. A separate chapter on designing for the Web helps you make the most of home page and Web site designs.

    Complete with helpful examples, exercises, hints, and checklists, plus tips on common pitfalls and how to avoid them, Graphic Design on the Desktop is the ideal design partner for projects that get attention and get results.

  • Gazebos and Trellises: Authentic Details for Design and Restoration

    This unique visual reference brings together almost 200 beautifully rendered drawings of trellises and gazebos, all based on authentic historic details from field and library research. This is the second in a series meant to address the growing popularity of historical architectural details.

  • Visual Basic Graphics Programming: Hands-On Applications and Advanced Color Development

    All the tools you need to create the full range of Visual Basic(r) color graphics applications

    Expert Rod Stephens provides you with everything you need to add advanced graphics to your applications in this in-depth introduction to graphic programming with Microsoft Visual Basic. From images using as few as 16 colors to "true-color" applications that use more than 16 million, he shows you how to create the full range of color graphics applications. You?ll learn how to use Visual Basic controls to create impressive graphic effects without having to buy expensive add-on products.

    This book/CD-ROM package also explains how to integrate imaging, animation, and two- and three-dimensional graphics into an application. And you?ll find the tools to manipulate color images, overlay one image on another, build scrolled windows, and much more.

    The Second Edition covers:
    * New API functions
    * Bitmap image morphing
    * New algorithms for hidden surface removal
    * Print preview with multiple pages and scales
    * Image processing, including high color and true color
    * Examples of controlling animation using simulation
    * New examples that demonstrate shape-distorting transformations
    * New examples of fractals and tilings
    * Gouraud shading, Phong shading, and texturing
    * Ray tracing speed improvements
    * Ray tracing for new kinds of objects

    The CD-ROM includes:
    * More than 400 complete, ready-to-run example programs
    * Pictures to use with the example programs
    * Images generated by the programs
    * Color images of many of the figures from the book
    * Source code for all example programs from the First Edition

  • Preparing for the Retirement Boom

    Specific steps planners can take to meet the demands of the changing face of finance

    The future livelihoods of financial advisors are challenged by the Internet, the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act, a trend towards fee-based service rather than commission-based-sales, and a new Gen X group of investors. In order to succeed in business, financial advisors must revamp their business strategies and offer new services to clients, rather than simply selling products. Including experiences from the author?s own practice in working with clients from a wide range of ages and income levels, this book will outline solutions that financial advisors can adapt to meet the challenges with renewed enthusiasm and success.

    Thomas Grady (St. Louis, MO) is an experienced financial advisor, partner, and investment strategist at PINES Financial Group, a fee-based firm in St. Louis, Missouri, with $400 million of its assets under management. He has published articles in Financial Planning, St. Louis Commerce, Dow Jones Investment Advisor, and Bloomberg Wealth Manager.

  • Learning by Building: Design and Construction in Architectural Education

    Learning by Building challenges today?s architects and students to experience the energy and creativity of construction. Based on the example of famous architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright and Le Corbusier, who considered construction an integral part of the design process, "design-build" is standard practice in growing numbers of today?s architecture firms. Architect and professor William J. Carpenter explores ways to integrate construction into architectural education, bridging the gap between theory and practice--between designing and building. Mr. Carpenter traces the history of construction in architectural education, from medieval times, to Jefferson?s Monticello, to the German Bauhaus. He cites twentieth-century artists such as Richard Serra and Donald Judd, whose work is generated by the process of making; like the artist, "the architect should be immersed in the potential of construction." Ten in-depth case studies of schools that have incorporated design-build into their curriculum illustrate how construction studios help future architects learn real-life pragmatics and collaboration. Through text and photographs, Mr. Carpenter recounts the diverse experiences of high-profile schools such as Cranbrook and Yale University, providing models for other schools that wish to include design-build in their curriculums. Mr. Carpenter also gives a helpful outline of the practical details involved in design-build, such as team issues, legal issues, and built applications of the process. Learning by Building is a wake-up call to architects and students alike to immerse themselves in the process of architecture--to rediscover, or witness for the first time, the excitement of building.

  • Reinventing Darwin: The Great Debate at the High Table of Evolutionary Theory

    An insider's provocative account of one of the most contentious debates in science today

    When Niles Eldredge and Stephen Jay Gould, two of the world's leading evolutionary theorists, proposed a bold new theory of evolution--the theory of "punctuated equilibria"--they stood the standard interpretation of Darwin on its head. They also ignited a furious debate about the true nature of evolution.

    On the one side are the geneticists. They contend that evolution proceeds slowly but surely, driven by competition among organisms to transmit their genes from generation to generation. On the other are the paleontologists, like Eldredge and Gould, who show in the fossil record that in fact evolution proceeds only sporadically. Long periods of no change--equilibria--are "punctuated" by episodes of rapid evolutionary activity. According to the paleontologists, this pattern shows that evolution is driven far more by environmental forces than by genetic competition.

    How can the prevailing views on evolution be so different? In Reinventing Darwin, Niles Eldredge offers a spirited account of the dispute and an impressive case for the paleontologists' side of the story. With the mastery that only a leading contributor to the debate can provide, he charts the course of theory from Darwin's day to the present and explores the fundamental mysteries and crucial questions that underlie the current quarrels.

    Is evolution fired by a gentle and persistent motor and fueled by the survival instincts of "selfish genes"? Or does it proceed in fits and starts, as the fossil record seems to show? What is the role of environmental changes such as habitat destruction and of cataclysmic events like meteor impacts? Are most species inherently stable, changing only very little until they succumb to extinction? Or are species highly adaptable, changing all the time?

    Eldredge sorts through the major findings and interpretations and presents a lively introduction to the leading edge of evolutionary theory today. Reinventing Darwin offers a rare insider's view of the sometimes contentious, but always stimulating work of scientific inquiry.


    The Miner's Canary: Unraveling the Mysteries of Extinction

    "The Miner's Canary rings with integrity. The author takes care to present opposing views. Some readers, indeed, might view Mr. Eldredge as a little too self-effacing; he is, after all, one of the world's leading experts in his field."--The New York Times Book Review

    Fossils: The Evolution and Extinction of Species

    ". . . an important and informative book. It is also delightfully idiosyncratic. This is no scholarly treatise defending academic argument. It is an essay for everyone interested in the story of earthly life."--The Christian Science Monitor

    Life Pulse: Episodes from the Story of the Fossil Record

    "This is Earth history on a grand scale; those who enjoy the works of Stephen Jay Gould will appreciate Life Pulse."--Publishers Weekly

  • Festival and Special Event Management

    "Real world," practical industry case studies in each chapter, including the Sydney 2000 Olympics, written by organizing members of festival and event committees. A chapter on event staging and logistics presenting material not usually located in event management books. Discussion of the interrelationship of leadership, motivation and the success of an event. Outline of the importance of marketing and promotion on an event lifecycle. Discussion of risk management and the legal framework of events. Coverage of control mechanisms in event management.

  • I′d Like the World to Buy a Coke: The Life and Leadership of Roberto Goizueta

    Robert Goizueta created more stockholder wealth than anyone in history. Here?s how he did it...

    The late Roberto Goizueta helped catapult the successful but stagnant Coca-Cola into the world?s most powerful brand and one of the greatest generators of stockholder wealth in history. At the time of his death, he was hailed in papers around the world as one of the most innovative and successful CEO?s of our time. Yet little is known of this corporate maverick. This is his story.

  • No More Sleepless Nights: Workbook

    A revealing expose by one of today?s most controversial and successful short sellers

    According to a 1998 New York Times article, "Satanism has a better reputation in financial circles than does short-selling . . . The controversy over Mr. Asensio is reigniting the debate over short-selling and the role it plays in the stock market, a debate that stretches back to Jesse Livermore." Manuel Asensio has taken this debate to a whole new level, not only short-selling deceptive companies but also researching and publicly exposing them. Each time Asensio practices his type of aggressive short selling he is branded "the Devil?s own Trader," but time and again his unpopular assessments have proved dead on the money.

    "Sold Short reads like an action-packed and gripping detective story, exposing shocking and criminal tales that make the Hollywood scandal sheets look like a high school pantomime. Asensio is a brave and heroic bullfighter who dares to go up against the global stampede of the wildest bull market. He courageously nails down, one by one, grossly overvalued and corrupt companies."-Tony Shafrazi, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York

    "Sold Short is a rip-roaring ride through the netherworld of short selling. Part comedy, part tragedy, part horror flick, Asensio uncovers a world that would be ripe for sitcom portrayal where big-name fund managers dress in drag, buy silly stocks, but (and here?s the tragedy) lose millions. If short selling is up your alley, you shouldn?t miss this book. And if you?d sooner die than go short, you should read this book to make sure one of your longs isn?t made of fool?s gold."-Parker Quillen, Quilcap Corp.

  • Essential Windows® CE Application Programming

    The indispensable guide to writing clean CE applications, including real-world tips, techniques, and workarounds.

    Microsoft?s Windows CE operating system is quickly finding its way into a wide variety of information appliances like Handheld and Palm-size PCs, television set top boxes, smart telephones, and electronic books. Robert Burdick gives you a thorough tutorial for programming the essential features of Windows CE. Using a complete sample application, each chapter provides comprehensive coverage of the programming techniques required to take advantage of a specific Windows CE feature. As Windows CE continues to evolve into the industry standard for information appliances and mobile computing platforms, Essential Windows CE Application Programming will prove to be your most valuable programming resource. Inside you will find:
    * A look behind the curtain at the architecture of the Windows CE operating system.
    * Programming building blocks like Windows CE controls and dialog boxes.
    * In-depth insight into the desktop connectivity features of Windows CE.
    * Complete coverage of Windows CE persistent storage programming.
    * Custom user-interface programming.
    * Lessons for programming Windows CE at the API level.
    * Extensive samples of Windows CE application code.

    On the CD-ROM you?ll find:
    * Source code for all sample programs in the book.

  • Purchasing: Selection and Procurement for the Hospitality Industry

    The updated edition of the classic text on selection and procurement

    For more than a decade, Purchasing: Selection and Procurement for the Hospitality Industry has set the standard for how the principles and practice of purchasing have been taught at universities, colleges, and culinary schools. Now, in its Fifth Edition, this cornerstone volume has been revised to address the latest technological tools used in the industry today.

    The new lead author of this latest edition has maintained the exceptional coverage that has made this book an industry standard, giving in-depth attention to ordering procedures, distribution systems, supplier channels, price and payment, storage and security, and specifications for food and nonfood items such as furniture, fixtures, and equipment. In addition, every chapter has been supplemented with technology applications to help readers become savvy with industry programs. This book also features a companion Web site that connects readers to professional purchasing sites in order to develop real-world skills. Chapters on produce, dairy, eggs, poultry, fish, meat, beverages, and other products have been updated to include current trends.

    Purchasing is important reading for students in hospitality, restaurant management, or culinary arts programs and is an easy-to-use guide for professionals working in foodservice or lodging operations who conduct training courses on purchasing goods and hospitality services.

  • Linear Regression Analysis

    Concise, mathematically clear, and comprehensive treatment of the subject.
    * Expanded coverage of diagnostics and methods of model fitting.
    * Requires no specialized knowledge beyond a good grasp of matrix algebra and some acquaintance with straight-line regression and simple analysis of variance models.
    * More than 200 problems throughout the book plus outline solutions for the exercises.
    * This revision has been extensively class-tested.

  • J.K. Lasser′s Your Winning Retirement Plan


    Use the simple, step-by-step guidance in J.K. Lasser?s Your Winning Retirement Plan to double your money for your golden years. Whether you?re forecasting how much you need to be saving for retirement or are deciding how much you should be spending once you?re there, acclaimed planning expert Henry K. Hebeler can get you the results you need. You?ll analyze your investments and start getting the highest possible returns--with the least amount of risk; take a real-world look at your total financial picture, without inappropriate planning assumptions; and make use of a new concept called the Retirement Autopilot, which can help you budget more wisely today and ensure that your investments will last a lifetime.

    Key coverage will help you:
    * Beat reverse dollar-cost averaging so your money will continue to grow
    * Make use of modern feedback theory to secure your finances today--as well as tomorrow
    * Find solutions to different retirement scenarios, including early retirement and when only one spouse is retired

  • Survival Models and Data Analysis

    Survival analysis deals with the distribution of life times, essentially the times from an initiating event such as birth or the start of a job to some terminal event such as death or pension. This book, originally published in 1980, surveys and analyzes methods that use survival measurements and concepts, and helps readers apply the appropriate method for a given situation. Four broad sections cover introductions to data, univariate survival function, multiple-failure data, and advanced topics.

  • The ISO 9000 Quality System: Applications in Food and Technology

    Author is a certified Quality Assurance Lead Auditor who has worked with more than 100 companies seeking ISO 9000 certification.
    * One of the only books on ISO 9000 compliance written exclusively for the food industry.
    * Examples are based on real-world cases (although company names and other identifying details are not included to protect privacy). These examples can be invaluable to food companies who want to avoid potential pitfalls.
    * Relates ISO 9000 to other quality and safety assurance management systems.

  • Getting Started in Retirement Planning

    PAINLESS RETIREMENT PLANNING Real-life solutions to retirement planning issues do exist. In this practical and accessible book, two of the top financial advisors in the United States offer all concerned, from baby boomers to older individuals, proven strategies for planning success.
    * Addresses emotional and psychological needs as well as difficult financial decision making regarding both the retiree and his or her family
    * Presents case studies based on the experts? own practice
    * Includes numerous computerized hypothetical scenarios to provide realistic solutions to the wide range of retirement situations. . . and much more to help you confront the issues, find their resolutions----and ensure the worry-free future you and your family deserve.

  • GPS Satellite Surveying

    With the advent of the Global Positioning System (GPS), a new age has dawned for surveying and navigation. Using a network of orbiting satellites, GPS now makes it possible for ground-based technicians with hand-held monitors to determine their positions with a degree of precision previously unachievable by traditional surveying methods. GPS has the potential to revolutionize the entire practice of surveying, to give increased significance to the numerical records of surveyors, and to make available to many practicing surveyors measurement techniques that until recently were available to very few. To meet the needs of surveyors, engineers, and others for the latest, most complete information on this breakthrough technology, Alfred Leick has updated his classic introduction to the field.

    GPS Satellite Surveying, Second Edition, includes all the material that made the first edition the standard work on the subject and provides up-to-date information on the most recent developments. Comprehensive and thorough in its presentation, GPS Satellite Surveying is designed to help the modern land information specialist gain full use of GPS surveying techniques and a firm understanding of the resulting measurements. The range of its coverage includes:
    * Complete and mathematically rigorous theory of positioning with GPS that integrates astronomy, time, statistics, geodesy, and electronics
    * Explanation of the geodetic foundations of GPS positioning
    * Latest techniques of GPS positioning, such as ambiguity fixing on-the-fly (OTF) and rapid static
    * Differential GPS (DGPS), with applications for aircraft navigation
    * Full treatment of least-squares adjustment, including an extended discussion of the reliability of geodetic networks-material found in no other text
    * Emphasis on elements common to surveying and precise navigation in order to provide a unified-theory perspective on GPS positioning

    Of related interest...

    GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS: Principles and Applications, Volume 1: Principles, Volume 2: Applications

    Edited by David J. Maguire, Michael F. Goodchild, and David W. Rhind

    Featuring the work of internationally renowned specialists, this benchmark reference is the most thorough synthesis of the concepts, viewpoints, and issues underlying GIS. Volume 1 describes the major intellectual, organizational, and technical forces integral to GIS development, as well as digital representation and technical, functional, organizational, and display issues. Volume 2 reviews national and international GIS programs in addition to its socioeconomic, environmental, and management applications. 1991 (0-470-21789-8) 1,096 pp. 2-volume set


    Curtis M. Brown, Walter G. Robillard, and Donald A. Wilson

    The Fourth Edition of this classic is marked by the precision of its summary of land boundary law and its clarity of presentation. It provides indispensable coverage of the science of measurements, the evaluation of evidence, and laws and customs that define boundaries. Includes time-tested coverage of the legal elements required to understand boundary location and the state and Federal laws that govern the usage of these legal elements. Common law and legal principles, summarized from extensive research of court cases, are presented clearly and concisely. 1995 (0-471-08384-4) 450 pp.

    SOLVING PROBLEMS IN SURVEYING: A. Bannister and R. Baker

    Designed as an essential preparation guide to surveying exams, Solving Problems in Surveying features a wealth of problems drawn from past exams, each amply supported with basic theory. Not only are solutions and worked examples provided, but the book also includes simple computer programs, written in BASIC, covering topics frequently encountered. Featuring a clear methodology for problem solving mastery, Solving Problems in Surveying is essential for researchers and students in civil engineering. 1989 (0-470-21426-0) 332 pp.

  • When Good Companies Do Bad Things: Responsibility and Risk in an Age of Globalization

    A good reputation is certainly an asset for any company, but to a public that has raised its expectations of business? responsibility to society, being good just isn?t good enough. More than public relations posturing or kowtowing to political correctness, social responsibility in corporations is proving essential to the long-term success of companies in today?s globalized economy. Businesses must now contend with a globalized public that is increasingly aware of business? obligations to society and expects a level of accountability that most companies cannot meet. Good companies must go beyond merely being good-they must have integrity and a strategy aligned with it.

    Integrity in business has traditionally meant being honest, upright, and ethical, but in response to globalization, companies are being forced to move beyond this definition and add to it another fundamental quality-integration with society. Corporations must anticipate and respond directly to the demands of public opinion rather than waiting for government intervention, mediation, and regulation to force them into action. When Good Companies Do Bad Things explores the strategic relationship between know-how, integrity, and integration, demonstrating how companies that fail to embrace the deeper meanings of these terms jeopardize their reputations and future prosperity.

    The notion of corporations taking on social issues for the greater good is gaining momentum, not only because of political correctness but because it can strengthen a company?s long-term strategy. Peter Schwartz and Blair Gibb examine well-known cases of companies like Shell, Nike, Texaco, and Nestlé, illustrating the huge financial risks of corporate assumptions that lead many companies to make poor choices. When Good Companies Do Bad Things explores the strategic relationship between know-how and integrity, demonstrating how companies that do not embrace the deeper meanings of these terms can jeopardize their own reputations and future prosperity. The authors present new approaches that demonstrate how it is possible to translate social value into business value.

    Peter Schwartz, author of The Art of the Long View, and Blair Gibb recount well-known cases of companies like Shell, Nike, Texaco, and Nestlé, companies that found themselves facing accusations of hazardous environmental practices, racism in the workplace, and human rights violations. To themselves and the corporate world they were each considered good companies, until they were blindsided by issues on which large segments of the public felt that their trust had been violated. Schwartz and Gibb present new approaches to avoid the financial pitfalls of bad corporate assumptions and enable good companies to make good on translating social value into business value.

  • Michael Jordan Speaks: Lessons from the World's Greatest Champion

    Words and wisdom from Chicago Bulls #23: Mega-superstar, "His Airness"
    He is the most successful player to ever wear a basketball uniform. On the court and off the court, Michael has entertained the world as a pitchman, movie star, spokesperson, and an extraordinary athlete-although not the greatest baseball player. For the first time ever, bestselling author Janet Lowe has compiled a portrait from Michael?s own words. Michael Jordan Speaks touches upon everything about the sport, his mega-superstar status, and his life, culled from articles, newscasts, and interviews.

  • Open Source Enterprise Solutions: Developing an E-Business Strategy

    This book shows IT professionals and developers that the open source approach can offer flexible, reliable, and secure enterprise solutions. Written by the founders of the Open3.org open source movement, the book provides a roadmap to all critical components of an open source e-business infrastructure. Through detailed coverage of Enterprise Applications (EA), Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) as well as Business-to-Business (B2B) and Business-to-Customer (B2C) software, the authors explain how to leverage open source solutions to bring business processes online, integrate disparate applications and databases across the enterprise, and ensure secure, efficient e-business transactions.

  • Brick Pavement and Fence-Walls: Authentic Details for Design and Restoration

    One of the oldest and most versatile building materials available, brick is used for period landscape design in walkways, entry pavements, courtyards, terraces, porticoes, steps, and fencewalls. With the increased interest in traditional landscape design, this book will appeal to anyone who is interested in restoring old brickwork or in creating new brickwork with a historic feel.

  • Speech and Audio Signal Processing: Processing and Perception of Speech and Music

    Speech and music are the most basic means of adult human communication. As technology advances and increasingly sophisticated tools become available to use with speech and music signals, scientists can study these sounds more effectively, and invent new ways of applying them for the benefit of humankind. This book includes coverage of the physiology and psychoacoustics of hearing as well as the results from research on pitch and speech perception, vocoding methods and information on many aspects of automatic speech recognition (ASR) systems. The authors have made use of their own research in these fields, as well as the methods and results of many other contributors.

  • Safety Officer II: The Material Safety Data Sheet Manager Mac

    System Requirements: 68040 processor or higher; System 7.1 or higher; Hypercard version 2.2 or higher; Optix?? or compatible scanning software. 8 MB RAM minimum, 16MB recommended and 15MB hard disk space. Color monitor and CD-ROM drive. Hardware Requirements: For scanning: All Fujitsu scanners, TWAIN, Ricoh IS50, or HP ScanJet. Any other scanners must be compatible with BlueRidge Software?s Optix scanning system. Printers: For reports: Apple LaserWriter, StyleWriter, or any Apple-compatible laser or ink-jet printer. For labels: Apple Color StyleWriter recommended; HP DeskJet 550C and DeskJet 660C are also compatible. Van Nostrand Reinhold Visit us on the web: http//w 115 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10003

  • Physical Science: What the Technology Professional Needs to Know: A Laboratory Manual

    This laboratory manual is designed to be used with the text, Physical Science: What the Technology Professional Needs to Know. Developed for the aspiring technology professional with little or no background in the study of physics or chemistry, it provides the experience necessary for students to develop skills in experimentation and data interpretation.
    Like all of the books in the critically acclaimed Preserving the Legacy series, this manual is easy to understand and use, with clear instructions and a discovery approach. The book contains 26 experiments that have been carefully selected to illustrate major physics and chemistry concepts. They require simple, inexpensive equipment and are designed to be completed within three hours.
    Each experiment starts with a review of the background concepts, information, and formulas necessary to carry out the experiment. Three or four investigations are then presented, each with its own objectives, procedures, and interpretation. Next, students are asked to demonstrate their understanding by bringing together selected data and conclusions in the preparation of a "Report Sheet." In a final section, students are given the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of the concepts by applying them to a new situation.
    Topics addressed in the experiments include:
    * Measurements
    * Matter and energy
    * Acids and bases
    * Motion
    * Electricity
    * Optics
    * Nuclear processes
    * Chemical reactions

  • Achieving EAI with Service-Based Architectures

    By allowing us to replace or alter legacy systems in real time, Service-Based Architectures (SBA)transform traditional Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) efforts to the next level. This book reveals to IT professionals how SBA adds flexibility for expansion and upgrades while solving longstanding problems with current enterprise architectures. Using Abate?s pioneering implementation at a major Fortune 500 fashion corporation as a giant real-world example, the authors explain how to build the SBA from the ground up. They give comprehensive coverage to combining multiple industry standards and technologies such as Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE), CORBA, Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB), and XML to integrate systems with Web front-end applications. The benefits of SBA in data warehousing, interoperability, access points, and real-time connectivity as well as SBA project management are also covered.

  • The Tax Law of Charitable Giving: 1994 Supplement

    Charitable giving involves a complex set of rules and regulations, and the monetary stakes are high. Starting with an introductory overview, this book provides comprehensive information on the laws, definitions, and forms of various charitable gifts, which range from art to real estate and beyond. This, the third volume of the Hopkins trilogy, The Tax Law of Charitable Giving, includes information on the most current tax laws and explains the fundamentals of establishing and maintaining a giving program.

  • "A Few Acres of Snow": The Saga of the French and Indian Wars

    "Leckie is a gifted writer with the ability to explain complicated military matters in layperson?s terms, while sustaining the drama involved in a life-and-death struggle. His portraits of the key players in that struggle . . . are seamlessly interwoven with his exciting narrative." -Booklist"As always, [Leckie] describes the maneuvers, battles, and results in telling detail with a cinematic style, and his portraits . . . are first-rate."-The Dallas Morning News"Leckie?s accounts of battles, important individuals, and the role of Native Americans bring to life the distant drama of the French and Indian Wars."-The Daily Reflector

    With his celebrated sense of drama and eye for colorful detail, acclaimed military historian Robert Leckie charts the long, savage conflict between England and France in their quest for supremacy in pre-Revolutionary America. Packed with sharply etched profiles of all the major players-including George Washington, Samuel de Champlain, William Pitt, Edward Braddock, Count Frontenac, James Wolfe, Thomas Gage, and the nobly vanquished Marquis de Montcalm-this panoramic history chronicles the four great colonial wars: the War of the Grand Alliance (King William?s War), the War of the Spanish Succession (Queen Anne?s War), the War of the Austrian Succession (King George?s War), and the decisive French and Indian War (the Seven Years? War). Leckie not only provides perspective on exactly how the New World came to be such a fiercely contested prize in Western Civilization, but also shows us exactly why we speak English today instead of French-and reminds us how easily things might have gone the other way.

  • The Inextinguishable Symphony: A True Story of Music and Love in Nazi Germany

    Advance Praise for the Inextinguishable Symphony "A Fascinating Insight into a Virtually Unknown Chapter of Nazi Rule in Germany, Made all the More Engaging through a Son?s Discovery of His Own Remarkable Parents." -Ted Koppel, ABC News "An Immensely Moving and Powerful Description of those Evil Times. I couldn?t Put the Book Down." -James Galway "Martin Goldsmith has Written a Moving and Personal Account of a Search for Identity. His is a Story that will Touch All Readers with Its Integrity. This is not about Exorcising Ghosts, but Rather Awakening Passions that no One Ever Knew Existed. This is a Journey Everyone should Take." -Leonard Slatkin, Music Director National Symphony Orchestra "For Years I?ve been Familiar with Martin Goldsmith?s Musical Expertise. This Book Explains the Source of His Knowledge and His Passion for the Subject. In Tracking the Extraordinary Story of His Parents and the Jewish Kulturbund, Martin Unfolds a Little-Known Piece of Holocaust History, and Finds Depths in His Own Heart that Warm the Hearts of Readers." -Susan Stamberg, Special Correspondent National Public Radio "[A] Strong and Painful Book, Well-Written, Well-Researched, Moving, and Very Instructive." -Ned Rorem, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer

  • Memory: A Self–Teaching Guide

    * Master the 3 keys of memory
    * Boost memory power with self-tests
    * Remember everything better, from names and faces to articles and speeches

    Master key concepts. Prepare for exams. Learn at your own pace.

    How does memory work? What kind of drugs can impair memory? How does the brain change with age? What are the tricks to improving everyday memory? With Memory: A Self-Teaching Guide, you?ll discover the answers to these questions and many more.

    Carol Turkington provides memory-boosting activities related to study skills, foreign languages, names and faces, numbers, speeches, and age-related memory loss. The techniques presented will enable anyone to boost memory power and, by using Turkington?s essential memory keys, cultivate tools for remembering that will last a lifetime. The step-by-step, clearly structured format of Memory makes it fully accessible, providing an easily understood, comprehensive overview.

    Like all Self-Teaching Guides, Memory allows you to build gradually on what you have learned-at your own pace. Questions and self-tests reinforce the information in each chapter and allow you to skip ahead or focus on specific areas of concern. Packed with useful, up-to-date information, this clear, concise volume is a valuable learning tool and reference source for anyone who wants to improve his or her memory.

  • Symbol Sourcebook: An Authoritative Guide to International Graphic Symbols

    "A ready reference aid and an inspiration to designers . All in all the best book now available on symbols." --Library Journal This unparalleled reference represents a major achievement in the field of graphic design. Famed industrial designer Henry Dreyfuss recognized the importance of symbols in communicating more quickly and effectively; for many years he and his staff collected and codified graphic symbols as they are used in all walks of life throughout the world. The result is this "dictionary" of universally used graphic symbols. Henry Dreyfuss designed this sourcebook to be as practical and easy to use as possible by arranging the symbol information within ingeniously devised sections: Basic Symbols represents a concise and highly selective grouping of symbols common to all disciplines (on-off, up-down, etc.). Disciplines provides symbols used in accommodations and travel, agriculture, architecture, business, communications, engineering, photography, sports, safety, traffic controls, and many other areas. Color lists the meanings of each of the colors in various worldwide applications and cultures. Graphic Form displays symbols from all disciplines grouped according to form (squares, circles, arrows, human figures, etc.) creating a unique way to identify a symbol out of context, as well as giving designers a frame of reference for developing new symbols. To make the sourcebook truly universal, the Table of Contents contains translations of each of the section titles and discipline areas into 17 languages in addition to English.

  • Microwave Circuit Design Using Linear and Nonlinear Techniques

    The ultimate handbook on microwave circuit design with CAD. Full of tips and insights from seasoned industry veterans, Microwave Circuit Design offers practical, proven advice on improving the design quality of microwave passive and active circuits-while cutting costs and time. Covering all levels of microwave circuit design from the elementary to the very advanced, the book systematically presents computer-aided methods for linear and nonlinear designs used in the design and manufacture of microwave amplifiers, oscillators, and mixers. Using the newest CAD tools, the book shows how to design transistor and diode circuits, and also details CAD?s usefulness in microwave integrated circuit (MIC) and monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) technology. Applications of nonlinear SPICE programs, now available for microwave CAD, are described. State-of-the-art coverage includes microwave transistors (HEMTs, MODFETs, MESFETs, HBTs, and more), high-power amplifier design, oscillator design including feedback topologies, phase noise and examples, and more. The techniques presented are illustrated with several MMIC designs, including a wideband amplifier, a low-noise amplifier, and an MMIC mixer. This unique, one-stop handbook also features a major case study of an actual anticollision radar transceiver, which is compared in detail against CAD predictions; examples of actual circuit designs with photographs of completed circuits; and tables of design formulae.

  • Building Systems for Interior Designers

    The first desk reference on technical building systems for interior designers

    Building Systems for Interior Designers is the first book to explain technical building systems and engineering issues in a clear and accessible way to interior designers. The technical knowledge and vocabulary presented here allow interior designers to communicate more effectively with architects, engineers, and contractors while collaborating on projects, leading to more accurate solutions for problems related to a broad range of other building considerations with an impact on interior design. Information on sustainable design is integrated throughout the book, making it a relevant tool for current and emerging trends in building design.

    Written in a straightforward, nontechnical style that maintains depth and accuracy, this book is the first complete text applicable to interior design courses and provides thorough preparation for the NCIDQ exam. Engaging, clear illustrations support the text, which is accessible to those without a math or physics background.

    Topics covered include:

    • Heating and air conditioning systems
    • Environmental issues
    • Water and waste
    • Thermal comfort
    • HVAC systems
    • Electricity
    • Lighting
    • Security and communications systems
    • Fire safety
    • Transportation systems

    With numerous case examples illustrating how interior designers apply this material in the real world, Building Systems for Interior Designers is a valuable book for students, as well as a practical desktop reference for professionals.  

    Content from this book is available as an online continuing professional education course at http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-320255.html#fire--safety.  WileyCPE courses are available on demand, 24 hours a day, and are approved by the American Institute of Architects.

  • Fundamentals of Heat Exchanger Design

    Comprehensive and unique source integrates the material usually distributed among a half a dozen sources.
    * Presents a unified approach to modeling of new designs and develops the skills for complex engineering analysis.
    * Provides industrial insight to the applications of the basic theory developed.

  • Digital Creativity: Techniques for Digital Media and the Internet

    Master the technical skills, creative techniques, and principles of digital design
    At last-here is a book that links graphic design fundamentals to the technical and creative knowledge that graphic designers need to work in today?s digital and electronic media.
    Written by a designer for the designer, Digital Creativity explains computer technology in accessible terms as it covers key topics such as Web design, video, audio, and 2D and 3D animation.
    This comprehensive guide presents an overview of the digital production pipeline, shares principles and techniques for all types of new media, and examines how professionals create commercial art and fine art. It is an excellent resource for students and design professionals who need the skills and information necessary to succeed in the highly competitive world of digital design.
    * Special features include:
    * Interviews with successful digital designers
    * Hundreds of illustrations
    * End-of-chapter learning exercises
    * An information-packed companion Web site
    * Coverage of software/hardware issues

  • Application Service Providers: A Tech Brief Series Book

    A comprehensive look at the emerging ASP industry-from the services they offer to selecting the best one
    Application Service Providers (ASPs) provide companies with the ability to rent a variety of enterprise applications and services, offering significant cost savings. It?s critical that business managers understand how ASPs operate and how to choose the right one for their needs. With its authoritative guidance, this book provides this much-needed information. Readers will gain a better understanding of the history of ASPs, definitions of ASP technologies, the benefits and trade-offs of ASPS, and much more. They?ll also find the criteria they need to choose the right ASP for their organization.

  • The Healing Journey: Your Journal of Self-Discovery Clinician′s Guide

    The Healing Journey offers guided journal entries to help individuals explore their feelings, their personal history, the facets of their personality, their interpersonal relationships, and their goals for the future. This sensitive and creative personal journal will give readers new insight into who they are and what they can be.

  • Handbook of Petroleum Analysis

    Petroleum exhibits a wide range of physical properties. Numerous tests have been and continue to be developed to provide an indication of the means by which a particular feedstock should be processed. An initial inspection of the nature of petroleum provides deductions about the most logical means of refining and classifying. Handbook of Petroleum Analysis is a single, comprehensive source that describes the application and interpretation of data resulting from various test methods for petroleum feedstocks and products.

    The need for the application of analytical techniques to petroleum has increased over the past three decades due to changes in feedstock composition. Handbook of Petroleum Analysis deals with the various aspects of petroleum analysis while providing a detailed explanation of the necessary standard tests and procedures that are applicable to feedstocks. The material also reviews the application of new methods for determining instability and incompatibility, focusing on the analytical methods related to environmental regulations. Most importantly, the book provides details of the meanings of the various test results and how they might be applied to predict feedstock behavior. Where pertinent, new tests that are not yet accepted as standardized are described.

    Topics covered in Handbook of Petroleum Analysis include:

    - Chemical composition
    - Physical, thermal, electrical, and optical property testing methods
    - Spectroscopic, chemical, fractionation, and chromatographic methods
    - Molecular weight
    - Use of the data (i.e., mapping and predictability)

    Handbook of Petroleum Analysis promotes a better understanding of the criteria affecting the quality of petroleum and petroleum products and is a valuable resource for chemists and engineers in the refining industry.

  • Beyond Coso: Internal Control to Enhance Corporate Governance

    The authoritative, practical guide to internal control after COSO (Committee on Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission)

    Beyond COSO unravels the complexities of the COSO Report while providing clear-cut guidelines on how to implement the various internal controls it mandates. Just as important, it builds on the COSO framework to provide a more rigorous system that corporate executives and directors can use to transform the internal control function into a valuable strategic tool for leveraging corporate strengths and improving performance.

    The first practical guide to complying with COSO Report mandates, Beyond COSO:
    * Clearly explains the intricacies of the COSO Report
    * Describes proven techniques for complying with COSO requirements
    * Provides a detailed account of the internal control oversight process
    * Offers expert recommendations on how to carry out internal control responsibilities more efficiently
    * Supplies a wealth of ready-to-use internal control documentation

    Beyond COSO is an invaluable working resource for internal and external auditors, CFOs, members of audit committees, and corporate directors.


  • Finite Capacity Scheduling: Management, Selection, and Implementation

    With the increased use of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems and automation software, the popularity of finite capacity scheduling (FCS) has gained greater acceptance. FCS is now viewed as an important complement to Master Resource Planning (MRP), the predominant inventory planning tool in use today. Written by two experts in the areas of ERP and FCS, this book provides guidelines for manufacturing, logistics, and operations managers looking to implement FCS.

  • Bankruptcy and Insolvency Accounting: 2 Volume Set

    Bankruptcy and Insolvency Accounting, Sixth Edition completely updates the fifth edition that published in 1994. With the current trend in mergers and acquisitions, there will be an upcoming increase in the number of bankruptcy filings as overextended businesses begin to fail. This two-volume set will help accountants discover the early signs of bankruptcy and provide them with the necessary tools to prepare their company for turning their business around or for eventual bankruptcy filing. Bankruptcy and Insolvency Accounting, Sixth Edition Two Volume Set describes the process of turning around a troubled business and restructuring the financial aspects of the business in an out of court setting and in bankruptcy. New chapters to this edition include material on reports and issues that should be considered in reflecting the results of services rendered, a summary of the tax issues to be considered by both creditors and debtors, and detailed coverage of the AICPA?s Statement of Position 90-7, Financial Reporting by Entities in Reorganization under the Bankruptcy Code, including new and revised sample forms and exhibits describing its implementation in Volume Two.

    This book is supplemented annually.

  • Modern Physics for Engineers

    Linking physics fundamentals to modern technology-a highly applied primer for students and engineers

    Reminding us that modern inventions-new materials, information technologies, medical technological breakthroughs-are based on well-established fundamental principles of physics, Jasprit Singh integrates important topics from quantum mechanics, statistical thermodynamics, and materials science, as well as the special theory of relativity. He then goes a step farther and applies these fundamentals to the workings of electronic devices-an essential leap for anyone interested in developing new technologies.

    From semiconductors to nuclear magnetic resonance to superconducting materials to global positioning systems, Professor Singh draws on wide-ranging applications to demonstrate each concept under discussion. He downplays extended mathematical derivations in favor of results and their real-world design implication, supplementing the book with nearly 100 solved examples, 120 figures, and 200 end-of-chapter problems.

    Modern Physics for Engineers provides engineering and physics students with an accessible, unified introduction to the complex world underlying today?s design-oriented curriculums. It is also an extremely useful resource for engineers and applied scientists wishing to take advantage of research opportunities in diverse fields.

  • How to Buy a House with No (or Little) Money Down

    The Ultimate guide to finding and financing a home

    Almost everyone aspires to owning a home, but the reality of coming up with a large enough down payment often stands in the way of making that dream come true. No longer! How to Buy a House with No (or Little) Money Down has helped tens of thousands become homeowners, and now it?s your turn!

    Financing your dream home can be possible even if you never thought you could. This completely updated and expanded Third Edition shows you how. Even if you are relatively cash-poor or have a less-than-perfect credit rating, real estate and financial experts Martin M. Shenkman, CPA, MBA, JD, and Warren Boroson can help you obtain a mortgage and find the house you?ve always wanted--with expert guidance through all the confusing legal and tax issues involved. Featuring new sections on choosing an agent, using the Internet to search for an agent and a house, and how to win the bidding war, this clear, nontechnical guide tells you how to:
    * Make seller financing the ticket to your dream home
    * Take advantage of equity sharing, equity kicker mortgages, and other esoteric techniques
    * Use lease options to build equity while renting
    * Apply for and obtain fha, va, family, and other loans you may qualify for
    * Inspect a house from top to bottom, inside and out
    * Bargain with a seller and save a bundle
    * And much, much more

    You can obtain a down payment and get the most house for your buck--simply read How to Buy a House with No (or Little) Money Down and start making your dream a reality!

  • Electrochemical 2e Student Sol. Manual

    This edition is fully revised to reflect the current state off the field.
    * Significant additions include ultramicroelectrodes, modified electrodes, and scanning probe methods.
    * Many chapters have been modified and improved, including electrode kinetics, voltammetric methods, and mechanisms of coupled chemical reactions.

  • The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations: 2000 Cumulative Supplement

    Nonprofit organizations face a special set of rules governing everything from how they charter their organization, to their methods of measuring unrelated business income, and how they lobby (and if, in fact, they should continue to be allowed to lobby).

    Nonprofit lawyers, accountants, and directors need an easy-to-use reference work in understandable language to help them comprehend the issues and make informed decisions.

    This core volume (ISBN 0471-196290) is supplemented annually.

    The 2002 Cumulative Supplement (ISBN 0471-443425)includes:

    • New information on: relief of the poor, constitutional law framework, business leagues, public use of facilities, taxation of social clubs, and the sale of club assets.
    • New and revised sections on Internet activities, ancillary joint ventures, and state action doctrine.
    This supplement updates the core volume, Hopkins/The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations, 7th Edition (ISBN 0471-196290).

  • Statistical Optics

    The Wiley Classics Library consists of selected books that have become recognized classics in their respective fields. With these new unabridged and inexpensive editions, Wiley hopes to extend the life of these important works by making them available to future generations of mathematicians and scientists.
    Currently available in the Series:

    T. W. Anderson
    The Statistical Analysis of Time Series
    T. S. Arthanari & Yadolah Dodge
    Mathematical Programming in Statistics
    Emil Artin
    Geometric Algebra
    Norman T. J. Bailey
    The Elements of Stochastic Processes
    with Applications to the Natural Sciences
    Robert G. Bartle
    The Elements of Integration and
    Lebesgue Measure
    George E. P. Box & Norman R. Draper
    Evolutionary Operation: A Statistical Method for Process Improvement
    George E. P. Box & George C. Tiao
    Bayesian Inference in Statistical Analysis
    R. W. Carter
    Finite Groups of Lie Type: Conjugacy Classes
    and Complex Characters
    R. W. Carter
    Simple Groups of Lie Type
    William G. Cochran & Gertrude M. Cox
    Experimental Designs, Second Edition
    Richard Courant
    Differential and Integral Calculus, Volume I
    RIchard Courant
    Differential and Integral Calculus, Volume II
    Richard Courant & D. Hilbert
    Methods of Mathematical Physics, Volume I
    Richard Courant & D. Hilbert
    Methods of Mathematical Physics, Volume II

    D. R. Cox
    Planning of Experiments
    Harold S. M. Coxeter
    Introduction to Geometry, Second Edition
    Charles W. Curtis & Irving Reiner
    Representation Theory of Finite Groups and
    Associative Algebras
    Charles W. Curtis & Irving Reiner
    Methods of Representation Theory
    with Applications to Finite Groups
    and Orders, Volume I
    Charles W. Curtis & Irving Reiner
    Methods of Representation Theory
    with Applications to Finite Groups
    and Orders, Volume II
    Cuthbert Daniel
    Fitting Equations to Data: Computer Analysis of
    Multifactor Data, Second Edition
    Bruno de Finetti
    Theory of Probability, Volume I
    Bruno de Finetti
    Theory of Probability, Volume 2
    W. Edwards Deming
    Sample Design in Business Research

  • Regenerative Design Techniques: Practical Applications in Landscape Design

    A hands-on resource for applying regenerative design technologies

    Regenerative Design Techniques provides practical and applied information on sustainable and regenerative principles, as well as techniques for analyzing and implementing these principles into the design of a structure or site. Written in a clear and accessible style, this book enables readers to easily and immediately apply all the material presented.

    Environmental concerns that affect design are covered, along with issues such as water and waste, as well as information on energy and shelter. Specific topics examined within these broad issues include:
    * Water quality, harvesting, runoff, and gray water
    * Solid waste, recycling, reuse, and treatment
    * Heat transfer, solar energy, and sun control
    * Foundations, greenhouses, and indoor air quality
    * Shelter design using overhangs and passive heating
    * And many more

    Complete with a companion Web site (www.wiley.com/go/melby) providing supplemental images, text, calculations, and additional resources, Regenerative Design Techniques is an invaluable resource to landscape architects, architects, environmental engineers, planners, and civil engineers, as well as students in these disciplines.

  • Cooking Essentials for the New Professional Chef, Student Workbook

    Cooking Essentials for The New Professional Chef offers students an opportunity to learn the basics of cooking while using the actual reference that professional chefs have relied on for over a generation--The New Professional Chef(TM). In addition to providing an excellent foundation in such cooking essentials as raw ingredients, tools, classic techniques, and foundation recipes, the academic version of this professional reference clarifies every concept with supportive text, step-by-step photos in full color, illustrations, and tables. Special features designed to assist both students and instructors include the following: Chapter Objectives emphasize key concepts and guide reading Highlighted Key Terms and Concepts offer a quick recap of the language a chef should be able to use fluently Footnotes define terms that might be unfamiliar the first time they appear in text Self-Study Questions and Activities reinforce concepts and help students apply them in a problem-solving format Tables and Charts put important technical information at the students' fingertips Sidebars highlight professional development issues, techniques, kitchen management strategies, and historical context Chapter Summaries recap the lessons that should be mastered To help students build technique, the over 300 foundation recipes--conveniently grouped at the back of the book--are organized from simple to complex, with similar types grouped together. Students can quickly locate extra help with recipes by referring to the technique cross-reference feature that accompanies each recipe. In addition, color photos, tips, and historical notes provide additional support.

  • Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering: 5-Volume Set

    Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering, 5-volume set, includes over 450 A to Z articles addressing the latest advances and findings in computer science and engineering, in addition to important topics of interest to computer scientists and engineers, including standards, electronic commerce, financial engineering, and computer education. Each article is written by an expert in his or her particular specialty and is peer-reviewed by two other experts to ensure that it is clear and precise. References and website of related interest accompany every article.

  • 3-D Human Modeling and Animation

    "3-D Human Modeling and Animation fills a tremendous void that has become even more evident with the successful use of 3-D in movies like Disney?s Toy Story. While there has been much written about drawing the human form in relation to art, commercial design, and 2-D cartooning, the subject of 3-D modeling and animation of the human form has been neglected at the same time that the use of 3-D tools has been exploding. It is my judgment that [this] book will become the reference that professional and student artists and animators turn to in order to master one of the most challenging yet exciting subjects to model and animate-the human form." -Nick Pavlovic, CEO, Visual Information Development, Inc., Monrovia, CA

    Ideal for graphic designers, artists, and others, 3-D Human Modeling and Animation builds a bridge from traditional figure drawing, painting, and sculpture to the creation and animation of figures using computer technology.

    With a step-by-step approach, the book leads readers through the process of modeling human figures, with specific yet flexible techniques that can be applied to many different hardware/software setups. Separate chapters cover different areas of the body, and contain everything readers need to know about proportion, basic design strategies, 3-D construction methods, and other essential information. The final chapters show how to prepare figures for animation and get them up and running-and jumping, walking, turning, and twisting!

    Complete with illustrations, helpful exercises, and more, 3-D Human Modeling and Animation opens up a whole new world of creative possibilities to explore.

  • Design Fundamentals for the Digital Age

    If you want to solve design problems with the computer, Design Fundamentals for the Digital Age gives you the tools. At a time when designers rely increasingly on computers, finally here is a resource that integrates design fundamentals with the latest digital technology. Two leading New York designers demonstrate how to unite the foundations of design with a knowledge of the computer and its platforms. No other book introduces the fundamentals of Computer Aided Design (CAD) within the context of the design process. But this book is much more than a technical guide--it treats the computer as an exciting design medium whose potential is just beginning to be tapped. Using plain English, Design Fundamentals for the Digital Age shows you how to:
    * understand CAD and effectively apply it in your design projects;
    * explore the computer as an artistic medium, working with space, color, surface, structure, light, motion, and other design elements; and
    * integrate the computer into the design process in order to meet the demands of today?s changing technology and job market.
    With nearly 200 illustrations, this book includes an easy-to-use glossary of terms, a comprehensive bibliography, and a useful workbook with practical applications. It serves as a fundamental reference for graphic and interior design students, architects, fashion designers, product designers, and fine art professionals. This exciting guide helps students and professionals meet the changing requirements of the field, and is particularly relevant at a time when every designer is required to use the computer as an essential medium on the job. Design Fundamentals for the Digital Age provides real solutions to design problems as computers transform the way we think and work.

  • Atmospheric Corrosion

    A new scientific focus on the corrosion process and its amelioration While atmospheric corrosion has been studied by engineers for nearly a century, a systematic scientific investigation of this vital field has become possible only in recent years. In this timely and authoritative work, Christofer Leygraf and Thomas Graedel present a comprehensive look at atmospheric corrosion six thousand years after "iron was first separated from its ore . and promptly began to corrode!" Combining expertise in corrosion science and atmospheric chemistry, Leygraf and Graedel describe corrosion's potentially devastating effects on structures and materials, examine the latest scientific tools available for preventing or minimizing corrosion damage, and emphasize new insights obtained over the last decade through controlled studies as well as computer modeling investigations. Key topics include: Basic principles of atmospheric corrosion chemistry Corrosion mechanisms in controlled and uncontrolled environments Degradation of materials in architectural and structural applications, electronic devices, and cultural artifacts Protecting existing materials and choosing new ones that resist corrosion Predicting how and where atmospheric corrosion may evolve in the future Complete with appendices discussing experimental techniques, computer models, and the degradation of specific metals, Atmospheric Corrosion is an invaluable resource for corrosion scientists, corrosion engineers, conservators, environmental scientists, and anyone interested in the theory and application of this evolving field.

  • Healthcare Financial Operations Manual for Independent Practice Associations

    In recent years Independent Practice Associations (IPAs) have become an increasingly prevalent healthcare delivery model. Changing economics of healthcare have required physicians to act more collaboratively to gain, and keep, their patients. However, relatively few resources have been developed to guide IPAs through the operational, legal, and logistical complexities of managing a physician-owned organization.

  • The Rules of Risk: A Guide for Investors

    An innovative framework to understanding risk management
    The Rules of Risk takes the reader from the present to the future of risk management. Combining a novel approach to risk management with the tools of mathematics, finance, computer science, and an understanding of capital markets, authors Dembo and Freeman present their framework of a new risk paradigm that peers into the risk-taking of tomorrow to enhance our ability to make choices and manage risk. The implications of their visionary work are far-reaching, affecting the future of investing, the financial institution, the economy, and beyond. The Rules of Risk provides investors not only with an applied vision of the future of risk, but with a knowledge of what risk management is and the thinking behind it.

  • Brief Adolescent Therapy Homework Planner

    Focusing on adolescents from age 12-18, this easy-to-use sourcebook provides pre-written psychotherapy homework assignments. The 52 field-tested exercises are grouped by skill set. The book includes ready-to-copy blank exercises, instructions on when and how to use the assignments, and a floppy disk that contains word-processing versions of every assignment in the book.

  • Principles of Color Design

    A complete revision of what is considered the classic introduction to color for all graphic designers and artists. This book provides a solid foundation for the development of personal color sense, and a practical examination of the myriad effects that can be achieved with color.

  • Winning with Back Pain

    "Easy to follow. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to live an active life, including travel." --Arthur Frommer, Travel Editor If back pain has ever impaired your job performance, stopped you from enjoying your leisure time, or limited your ability to travel, this is the book for you. Written by five leading back pain specialists, this concise guide gives you complete, comprehensive information so you can understand your condition and choose the best course of treatment. And at the heart of this easy-to-read guide is Dr. McIlwain?s proven, two-week plan for immediate lasting back pain relief. You?ll find:
    * A guaranteed quick-relief plan based on daily mild exercise that can be performed by back pain sufferers in any age group
    * The most effective treatment methods
    * A special chapter on the do?s and don?ts of traveling with back pain
    Praise for additional books from the authors? Winning series: "Winning with Osteoporosis is clearly illustrated, readable, and informative.it may be the best handbook on the subject to date and can be recommended to all."--Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases British Medical Association "The suggestions and wisdom given in Winning with Arthritis are incomparable. This book will certainly become a classic."--H. Kenneth Walker, MD Professor of Medicine Emory University School of Medicine

  • Total Business Budgeting: A Step-by-Step Guide with Forms

    Rave Reviews for the First Edition. "Total Business Budgeting is aptly titled. Everyone concerned about budgeting and how to implement or improve the process should have this volume on hand. Rachlin?s liberal use of helpful forms is particularly clever." -Michael W. Curran President and CEO Decision Sciences Corporation, St. Louis, Missouri "Total Business Budgeting is well thought out and comprehensive. It simplifies the budgeting process by providing the content in an easy-to-read format. This is the only budgeting book I will ever need." -Thomas Farrell Director of Business Development, Ernst & Young LLP "Total Business Budgeting goes beyond presenting a set of basic budgeting guidelines and applications-along with helpful exhibits and forms-for all segments of business operations. A valuable compendium of underlying techniques associated with each business segment is also included in brief, easy-to-read format. Rachlin?s book provides a guide for budgeting and a take-off point for more specialization and more complex situations." -Serge L. Wind Portfolio Analysis and Special Projects Finance Director Lucent Technologies, Inc.

  • Trees in the Urban Landscape: Site Assessment, Design, and Installation

    This hands-on guidebook provides practical, applied information on design considerations, site planning and understand-ing, plant selection, installation, and maintenance of trees in challenging urban environments.

  • The Fast Forward MBA in Business Planning for Growth

    The Fast Forward MBA in Business Planning for Growth gives you a strategy for success!

    Is your company at a standstill, or is it growing but without the focus and strategy it needs for sustained and continued growth? Do you have an idea for a business but no idea where to start? Business planning is vital to the growth and survival of any company, but only an action-oriented plan can give your business the steady growth it needs to survive and succeed in today?s business world.

    Whether your company is large or small, this hands-on, step-by-step guide will walk you through the process of creating a business plan that ensures growth and profitability. Drawing on more than 35 years of experience, Philip Walcoff shares the tools and techniques he has developed managing his own business as well as working with over 70 companies of all sizes. Walcoff avoids the pitfalls of the standard business plan which focuses only on raising capital, or the strategic plan, which sits on the shelf gathering dust. He shows how your business can:
    * Identify and resolve key issues that are roadblocks to your company?s growth
    * Develop the strategies and tactics that foster growth and profitability
    * Design a process for managing the plan to success.

    From the creators of the bestselling Portable MBA series comes The Fast Forward MBA . . .
    * A quick way to brush up on new ideas
    * An easy-to-use format that fits in any briefcase
    * Real-world information that you can put to use now!

  • Safety by Objectives: What Gets Measured and Rewarded Gets Done

    Safety by Objectives What Gets Measured and Rewarded Gets Done Second Edition Dan Petersen One of the nation?s leading consultants in the field of safety management and organizational behavior has updated and expanded this groundbreaking work. Providing new insight into ensuring increased safety in the workplace, no matter what the organizational style of the company, Safety by Objectives demonstrates how accountability drives better safety performance. The author shows how to devise, install, operate, and maintain tailor-made accountability systems that will foster a sense of safety responsibility, first in upper and middle managers and finally throughout the entire organization, thereby reducing on-the-job injuries and illnesses. The Second Edition demonstrates that measuring accident prevention efforts and rewarding effective safety performance are the foundation of any successful safety system. Drawing from modern management concepts, including Total Quality Management, Statistical Process Control, and Management by Objectives, it provides essential guidance on how to
    * Analyze and understand the corporation?s individual culture
    * Assess current safety systems using audits and perception surveys
    * Identify the hazards that cause injuries and illnesses
    * Set safety objectives and evaluate whether they have been met
    * Establish rewards for meeting safety performance goals
    * Overcome the pitfalls that traditionally doom accountability systems
    The key to a flexible and results-producing safety system, Safety by Objectives should be part of the working library of every safety manager, safety engineer, industrial hygienist, and environmental professional.

  • Sorting: A Distribution Theory

    A cutting-edge look at the emerging distributional theory of sorting

    Research on distributions associated with sorting algorithms has grown dramatically over the last few decades, spawning many exact and limiting distributions of complexity measures for many sorting algorithms. Yet much of this information has been scattered in disparate and highly specialized sources throughout the literature. In Sorting: A Distribution Theory, leading authority Hosam Mahmoud compiles, consolidates, and clarifies the large volume of available research, providing a much-needed, comprehensive treatment of the entire emerging distributional theory of sorting.

    Mahmoud carefully constructs a logical framework for the analysis of all standard sorting algorithms, focusing on the development of the probability distributions associated with the algorithms, as well as other issues in probability theory such as measures of concentration and rates of convergence. With an emphasis on narrative rather than technical explanations, this exceptionally well-written book makes new results easily accessible to a broad spectrum of readers, including computer professionals, scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. Sorting: A Distribution Theory:
    * Contains introductory material on complete and partial sorting
    * Explains insertion sort, quick sort, and merge sort, among other methods
    * Offers verbal descriptions of the mechanics of the algorithms as well as the necessary code
    * Illustrates the distribution theory of sorting using a broad array of both classical and modern techniques
    * Features a variety of end-of-chapter exercises

  • Collaborative R&D: Manufacturing′s New Tool

    The ability to collaborate, particularly in new manufacturing technology development, is becoming a corporate competence that will determine which companies survive in the next decade. With the advent of the telecommunications and information infrastructure realized in the 1990s, companies that can effectively collaborate to get new technologies applied will stand a greater chance of remaining competitive in today?s market.

    Collaborative R&D offers the methods and metrics for developing collaborative technology programs and partnerships, both within the industry and between major competitors. R&D experts Allen and Jarman provide a complete map for collaboration, taken from their collective years of experience in creating, promoting, and managing many collaborative R&D initiatives over the past decade. They include the guidelines for determining what technology development areas are appropriate for collaboration, and what ingredients need to be in place for it to be successful.

    The authors? experiences are detailed in a format that walks the reader through the process of identifying, starting, and managing collaborative R&D programs. Having developed these programs with companies like Ford, Texas Instruments, Boeing, AT&T, and Kodak, Allen and Jarman include numerous real-world examples, which show how to choose collaborative partners, how to use the government in establishing R&D programs, successful management techniques, means of addressing intellectual property, and how to address accounting concerns.

    The book also illustrates the significant benefits of collaborative R&D, helping managers and technology professionals realize its value by enabling them to make the most knowledgeable decisions and take the best actions possible, in any given situation. Among some of the benefits that have resulted from the authors? collaborative programs:
    * Pratt & Whitney developed software tools that enabled them to keep one of their plants from closing.
    * Ford reduced a two-week design process to four hours.
    * An acceleration by at least a year in 32 key Printed Wiring Board research tasks resulted in research savings of about $35.5 million.

    Collaborative R&D is valuable reading for any business that plans to thrive in a new global economy where all available financial and human assets will need to be leveraged for the greatest return-and with minimal risk.

    "R&D means innovation, productivity, and growth-the three things our economy needs the most. This important new book explains how and why the R&D revolution is transforming American industry, a theme everyone who cares about the future of our economy should understand." -Jerry Jasinowski, President, National Association of Manufacturers.

    "Allen and Jarman provide the definitive pathway to competitive advantage through collaborative R&D, the new tool for cost-effective innovation in the twenty-first century." -Leo Reddy, President, National Coalition for Advanced Manufacturing.

    "Collaboration among companies is very new in American industry. Most companies are still striving to have their own employees collaborate with each other. This book portrays the strength and power of intercompany collaboration." -Jack E. Swindle, Senior Vice President, Texas Instruments.

    "This is a must read for any entrepreneur thinking of becoming involved in cross-organizational collaboration, for any corporate executive concerned about how cross-organizational R&D collaboration will help his company to remain competitive in the future, and for any manager who is responsible for managing people involved in cross-organizational collaborative efforts." -Dr. Ann Majchrzak, Professor of Information Systems, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California

    "Collaborative R&D is mandatory reading for any enterprise leader looking to expand and leverage market influence." -Mike McEvoy, Vice President, Advanced Engineering and Design Center, Baxter Healthcare Corporation.

  • Chemical Management: Reducing Waste and Cost Through Innovative Supply Strategies

    The only step-by-step guide to an exciting new chemical management and waste minimization methodology

    Over the past decade, a revolutionary new approach to chemical supply has emerged that dramatically reduces chemical waste and chemical costs while improving company performance. Known as Shared Savings Chemical Management, it has already yielded astonishing results for several major North American manufacturing firms and numerous other companies. The first complete guide to this innovative chemical management methodology, Chemical Management acquaints you with Shared Savings principles and shows you how to put them to work in your company.

    Thomas Bierma and Francis Waterstraat Jr. explore the environmental, health and safety, purchasing, inventory, tracking, waste disposal, and other major problems inherent to traditional chemical supply programs, and clearly explain how and why a Shared Savings Chemical Management program helps minimize or completely eliminate those problems. With the help of fascinating case studies, they demonstrate how Shared Savings techniques are currently being applied in five extremely successful plants belonging to GM, Ford, Chrysler, and Navistar International. What?s more, they provide you with a complete, step-by-step blueprint for designing and implementing a Shared Savings program tailored to your company.

    Chemical Management is an indispensable resource for manufacturing managers, purchasing managers, environmental managers, health and safety managers, and others charged with developing more effective chemical waste minimization strategies for their companies.

  • Online Family: Your Guide to Fun and Discovery in Cyberspace

    Plan a complete family vacation on the Internet.

    Learn how to keep your kids safe online.

    Get news and reviews on family-oriented movies, television, and music.

    Find out where to go for help with homework.

    This user-friendly, jam-packed guide is a great resource for finding the best family-related sites on the Internet. Preston Gralla, author of Online Kids and a leading authority in the field of family computing and Internet resources, explains how families can best access and use cyberspace. His expert advice covers everything from choosing the right online service and navigating the World Wide Web to sending e-mail, using newsgroups, and keeping safe online. You?ll discover the best places to go online for current events, entertainment, and up-to-the-minute information on vacation and travel, home improvement, games and hobbies, finance, parenting, and much more. Each chapter includes dozens of useful site listings. Put the awesome potential of cyberspace to use for you and your family!

  • Business Data Communications and Networking

    Balances the technical and managerial aspects of data communications. The goal is to strike a balance between understanding how networks operate and how to successfully apply them.
    * "Real Life" examples used throughout the text. The use of networks has become more complex over the past few years. The text contains dozens of examples in Management Focus Boxes that shows how real organizations are using telecommunications and networking.
    * Coverage of all the important topics in data communications is included in the text. The critical technology and/or network management issues are covered.
    * Network Protocols coverage--TCP/IP.

  • Nucleases: Molecular Biology and Applications

    Nucleases are a class of enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of nucleic acids (DNA, RNA) in all organisms, including humans. In addition to their important biological role, nucleases have recently emerged as useful tools in laboratory studies, and have led to the development of such fields as recombinant DNA technology, molecular cloning, and genomics. Nawin Mishra s Nucleases, the first comprehensive treatment of the subject, introduces the properties and biological roles of nucleases to newcomers in the field and provides the basis of their possible application to critical aspects of science, commerce, and industry.
    Covering the structure and biochemical properties of nucleases, Mishra s text further guides the reader to understand how these enzymes can be exploited to make new products for the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Molecular cloning, made possible by the evolving understanding and application of nucleases, may well lead to the identification and characterization of genes responsible for diseases and their possible alleviation by gene therapy and the development of designer drugs. Nucleases is a one-stop, authoritative resource for students of biology and researchers currently practicing in the field. Chapter topics include:

    • Ribonucleases
    • Restriction Endonucleases
    • Topoisomerases
    • Sugar Non-Specific Nucleases
    • Molecules That Interact with Nucleases

    An ideal text and reference work for professionals and students in biochemistry, genetics, and molecular biology, Nucleases promises to be the field s standard-bearer for years to come.

  • Client/Server Survival Guide 3e

    The #1 Client/Server book, now completely updated and expanded!

    "It?s savvy, informative, and entertaining as anything you are likely to read on the subject. Client/server isn?t one technology but many- remote SQL, TP, message-oriented groupware, distributed objects, and so on. Like the proverbial blind man feeling the elephant, most of us have a hard time seeing the whole picture. The authors succeed brilliantly in mapping the elephant."-John Udell, Byte, "Winner, JOLT Product Excellence Award."-Software Development

    "The scope and depth of topics covered in the Guide, with its straightforward and often humorous delivery, make this book required reading for anyone who deals with computers in today?s corporate environment."-Bob Gallagher, PC Week

    "Absolutely the finest book on client/server on the market today. It?s got great advice, and is well written and fun to read."-Richard Finkelstein

    The critics agree-this is the best source for anyone looking to understand and make informed decisions about client/server technology. In this Third Edition of their award-winning book, authors Orfali, Harkey, and Edwards combine detailed technical explanations with their unique brand of offbeat humor, clever cartoons, controversial soapboxes, and witty quotes to inform, educate, and entertain.

    This information-packed Survival Guide takes you on a sweeping tour of the world of client/server. From operating systems and communications, to application servers that incorporate database, transaction processing, groupware, and objects, to the Internet and the World Wide Web and their role in the new generation of client/server and object management, this book covers it all.

    In their other lives: Robert Orfali and Dan Harkey head San Jose State University?s Client/Server and Distributed Objects Master?s program and lab. Dan also works for IBM as a distributed objects consultant. Jeri Edwards is Vice President of Strategy and Product Planning at BEA Systems.

    Wiley Computer Publishing Timely. Practical. Reliable.

    Visit our Web site at www.wiley.com/compbooks/

  • Questions Intro Physics Teaching

    This collection is confined to an extremely fundamental level of subject matter common to the great majority of introductory physics courses. Questions range from simple to fairly sophisticated, extending over a variety of modes that emerge as essential components in the learning and understanding of physics. These modes include forming and applying basic concepts, operational definition, verbalization, connection of abstractions to everyday experience, checking for internal consistency and interpreting results.

  • WIE Signals and Systems

    Design and MATLAB concepts have been integrated in text.
    * Integrates applications as it relates signals to a remote sensing system, a controls system, radio astronomy, a biomedical system and seismology.

  • Psyche and Helix: Psychological Aspects of Genetic Counseling

    Genetic diseases affect the lives of millions of people, regardless of age, race, religion, ethnicity, or social status. Every day, discoveries point to the complex role of genetics in common disorders such as cancer, heart disease, and Alzheimer?s disease. Experience and research have shown that being at risk for a genetic disease can have devastating psychological effects on patients and their families. Genetic counseling helps families and patients cope with the medical, psychological, and social effects of genetic diseases. It is to this end that genetic counselors must be sensitive to the needs of patients and families, understand the psychological meaning of clients? behaviors, and communicate that understanding in ways that leave clients emotionally enriched, psychologically stronger, and more competent to deal with their own lives.

    This insightful book covers topics such as:
    * Management of guilt and shame
    * Roles of directiveness in patient care
    * How a healthcare professional can expand counseling skills
    * Understanding the distinction between education and counseling
    * Detailed analysis of a genetic counseling session

    Providing practical and clinically meaningful ways to enhance counseling skills of genetic counselors, physicians, nurses, social workers, and other healthcare professionals, Psyche and Helix: Psychological Aspects of Genetic Counseling consists of essays compiled over two decades, which will serve as a primary source of information for healthcare professionals who render genetic counseling.

  • Heisenberg Probably Slept Here: The Lives, Times, and Ideas of the Great Physicists of the 20th Century

    "Here is a book I wish I had when taking physics my senior year in high school!" -Book Report

    A lively illumination of modern physics? marquee players, featuring:
    * Albert Einstein
    * Max Planck
    * Ernest Rutherford
    * Niels Bohr
    * Werner Heisenberg
    * Richard Feynman
    * Murray Gell-Mann

    "Brennan has a knack for explaining difficult technicalities simply. His essays give a useful summary of twentieth-century science." -Financial Times

    "Highly recommended to expert and layperson alike." -Choice

  • The Quantum Brain: The Search for Freedom and the Next Generation of Man

    An enthralling look at the convergence of brain science, biological computation and quantum physics, and what it implies about our minds, our selves, our future, even God Do we really have free will or do we just imagine we do? Do we create our own destinies, or are we merely machines? Will the machines we are now making themselves have free will? These are the fundamental questions of The Quantum Brain. To answer them, psychiatrist, researcher, and critically acclaimed author Jeffrey Satinover first explores the latest discoveries in neuroscience, modern physics, and radically new kinds of computing, then shows how, together, they suggest the brain embodies and amplifies the mysterious laws of quantum physics. By its doing so, Satinover argues we are elevated above the mere learning machines modern science assumes us to be. Satinover also makes two provocative predictions: We will soon construct artificial devices as free and aware as we are; as well as begin a startling re-evaluation of just who and what we are, of our place in the universe, and perhaps even of God.

  • Multiple Bonding to Silicon

    This book is a comprehensive survey and review of the reactions and syntheses of organic compounds containing multiple-bonded silicon atoms, especially disilenes, silenes, and silanones.

  • The Savage Truth On Money

    Does the thought of saving for retirement, investing online, coping with debt, or paying for college leave you fearful and frazzled? Are you confused and intimidated by "expert financial advice" you can?t understand? You need The Savage Truth On Money-from the cash in your pocket to the world of online investing.

    The candid and up-front advice in The Savage Truth On Money is aimed at your mind, your heart and your balance sheet. Whether you?re just starting out or well on your way, Terry Savage will empower you to make informed money decisions and evaluate the advice that the growing money industry sends your way. Her expertise comes from her vast experience as a stock trader, stock broker, investment advisor, television market analyst, and bestselling personal finance author.

    Step by step and dollar by dollar, The Savage Truth On Money empowers you to manage your money by freeing yourself from debt, creating a budget you can live with, and investing wisely-even on a modest paycheck-to build equity and wealth. Savage helps you harness the power of the Web by using money management software to develop and track your financial plan.

    There?s a Savage side to investing today. Find out what it is and how it could impact your 401(k) choices and IRA decisions. Discover how to harness the twin emotions that destroy financial plans: fear and greed. Learn how to invest for retirement; insure for long-term care; create a college education fund; use life insurance and annuities; and make a smart estate plan so that your hard-earned wealth isn?t confiscated by taxes. Terry Savage will show you how.

    The Savage Truth On Money will give you the facts, resources, and confidence you need to take charge of your finances today-and give you a secure future for tomorrow.

    Terry Savage is a nationally recognized financial authority and winner of the National Press Club Award for Outstanding Consumer Journalism. The author of two bestselling books, Terry Savage?s New Money Strategies for the ?90s and Terry Savage Talks Money, she writes a weekly syndicated column on personal finance for the Chicago-Sun Times, is the personal finance columnist for Barron?s Online, and is a featured expert on Microsoft?s Money Central web site. Savage is a regular commentator on PBS? Nightly Business Report, and has been featured on CNN and Oprah. She appeared daily on Chicago?s CBS television station for over twelve years. Savage started her career as a stockbroker and became a founding member and the first woman trader on the Chicago Board Options Exchange. She serves on the Board of Directors at McDonald?s Corporation.

  • Food and Beverage Cost Control

    The success of any business depends on controlling costs, setting budgets, and pricing goods accurately. This book covers all key aspects of food and beverage cost control, revised to address current issues in the field as well as today?s computer software and the capabilities of the Internet.

  • 1999 Statements of Financial Accounting Concepts

    The FASB Statements of Financial Accounting Concepts contains the full text of five of the six Statements of Financial Accounting Concepts issued to date. The existing concepts are intended to serve the public interest by setting the objectives, qualitative characteristics, and other concepts that guide selection of economic events to be recognized and measured for financial reporting their display in financial statements. Unlike a Statement of Financial Accounting Standards, a Statement of Financial Accounting Concepts does not establish generally accepted Accounting Principles.

  • Power Base Selling: Secrets of an Ivy League Street Fighter

    "Holden?s book is rich with wisdom and sage advice and should be required reading for any salesperson who wants to understand how to merge a sales strategy and a political strategy to win the hearts of their customers? Power Base."-Rodney D. Cotton, Vice President, Sales-United States, Baxter Healthcare, Renal Division.

    "Jim Holden?s book is for serious salespeople and executives who are focused on winning. It provides insights, techniques, and everyday tools to reach the highest possible level of success. The book is most insightful and is a required reading and work tool for enterprise salespeople and executives."-Grant Evans, Vice President, Sales and Marketing Identicator Technology.

    "The Holden Power Base Selling techniques have provided our sales teams with a common language from which to develop and plan strategies and tactics."- Colin Latham, President and CEO, MT&T (Canada).

    "Power Base Selling is essential. . . . The book is rich with lessons such as how to avoid being defeated by desperate ?end-games,? and how to ?snatch various victories from the jaws of defeat.? The conclusion is a revealing ?self-test.?. . . [Holden?s] principles are more applicable today than ever."- Glenn W. Coleman, President, South Africa Branch, Lockheed Martin Overseas Services Corporation.

  • Building Materials: Dangerous Properties of Products in MASTERFORMAT Divisions 7 and 9

    Covering the dangerous properties of 1,448 common building materials, this reference guide is similar to VNRs classic Saxs Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials, except that the information is tailored specifically to the building industry. This first edition of Building Materials: Dangerous Properties provides users with access to comprehensive health, hazard, and safety data on materials used in waterproofing, insulating, fireproofing, roofing, painting, plastering, building and treating of floors, surface coating, and more. Data is cross-referenced for uses in the building industry and organized according to the Construction Specification Institute?s 16 division Master-Format. At a time when building projects are increasingly reviewed by public agencies, whose job it is to protect public health, welfare, and property, Building Materials: Dangerous Properties makes it easy for architects, contractors, and builders to understand the potential impact of their projects on human health and the environment. In the face of increasing regulation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, this easy-to-use reference is designed to help professionals make decisions about which materials to use, store, and transport. Builders, manufacturers, and consultants who must minimize the impact of their projects or materials on the environment, secure a safe work environment, or reduce a client?s risk of costly liabilities such as sick-building syndrome, indoor air pollution, or chemical intolerance will find the information in Building Materials: Dangerous Properties invaluable. Cross-referenced five ways including synonym, Masterformat listing, product class, and CAS # for ease and speed of reference, the information compiled in Building Materials: Dangerous Properties saves users the time and frustration of searching through disparate material safety data sheets when critical data is needed. Chemical entries include:
    * Toxicity data
    * Physical and chemical properties
    * Explosion limit
    * Auto-ignition temperature
    * Carcinogenic and reproductive effects
    * Decomposition factors
    * Special firefighting methods.
    * Safety profile
    * Melting point
    * Flash point
    * Consensus reports
    * Fire and explosion risks
    * Incompatibility data

  • Arthur Andersen′s Global Lessons in Activity-Based Management

    Penetrating case studies from around the globe.

    Arthur Andersen?s Global Lessons in Activity-Based Management uses a wealth of case studies from around the world to illustrate how ABM is a global tool that works. Drawn from the experiences of fourteen different organizations in seven different countries, these studies illustrate how companies understand the work performed in their organizations and how this understanding can make any company more profitable. Each case study describes the conversion strategy selected by the implementation team, recounts the successes and challenges of the strategy, and explains how problems were avoided or overcome.

    These case studies, written by actual members of the implementation teams involved, reveal how ABM was used to:
    * Identify the cost of services and determine customer profitability in a Brazilian bank
    * Improve profitability through better decision making at a Canadian service-distribution firm
    * Turn a Portuguese telephone monopoly into a market competitor
    * Help a French manufacturing firm boost its profitability
    * Uncover new opportunities for improvement in a U.S. utility
    * And much more

    Loaded with important insights, practical tips, and a large portion of hard-won wisdom, this book is a must have for anyone who wants to use activity-based management to build a stronger, more profitable, more effective organization.

  • Common Sense on Mutual Funds: New Imperatives for the Intelligent Investor

    "Cogent, honest, and hard-hitting-a must read for every investor." -Warren E. Buffett
    Praise for Common Sense on Mutual Funds
    "Invoking both Thomas Paine and Benjamin Graham, Jack Bogle outlines a supremely logical plan not only to better investors? returns, but to improve the whole fund industry. This isn?t just the best book yet by Bogle, it may well be the best book ever on mutual funds." -DON PHILLIPS, President & CEO, Morningstar, Inc.
    "Buffett cannot teach you or me how to become a Warren Buffett. Bogle?s reasoned precepts can enable a few million of us savers to become in twenty years the envy of our suburban neighbors-while at the same time we have slept well in these eventful times."-PAUL A. SAMUELSON, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Economics
    "After a lifetime of picking stocks, I have to admit that Bogle?s arguments in favor of the index fund have me thinking of joining him rather than trying to beat him. Bogle?s wisdom and his commonsense way of explaining things make this book indispensable reading for anyone trying to figure out how to invest in this crazy stock market."-JAMES J. CRAMER, Money Manager and Senior Columnist for TheStreet.com
    "Written in his characteristic forthright and visionary style, Bogle penetrates the myths and jargon to shed a powerful light on the central issues that confront every investor, no matter what their level of experience or sophistication." -MARTIN L. LEIBOWITZ, Vice Chairman and Chief Investment Officer, TIAA-CREF
    "Jack Bogle is one of the great pioneer/visionaries of the investment business. In this book, he shares his knowledge, experience, and judgment to enable us to become better investors. The final philosophical chapters provide insights that may help some of us become better people." -BYRON R. WIEN, Chief U.S. Investment Strategist Morgan Stanley Dean Witter

  • Food and Beverage Service Manual

    A compact reference for busy servers offering quick information on details of setup and service. Preparing for service, greeting guests, flambeing, table service for all meals, wine service, culinary basics for waiters/waitresses and bar mixology are among the topics discussed. Step-by-step drawings succinctly demonstrate what to do and how to do it.

  • Sair Linux and GNU Certification® Level I: Networking

    From the Sair Linux and GNU certification team--indispensable study guides for becoming a Linux Certified Administrator (LCA)

    As the popularity of Linux and GNU enterprise solutions rises rapidly worldwide, IT professionals and network developers in corporations and government are increasingly expected to become Linux certified. This series of study guides from the company that developed the Linux and GNU Certification Program covers the complete knowledge base necessary to pass Level I of the certification exam, including networking, system administration, and security (a fourth volume on installation and configuration is now available). Each study guide covers the knowledge matrix that includes theory of operation, base system, shells and commands, system services, troubleshooting and security, as well as lab exercises and sample questions from the LCA exam.

    This book offers expert, hands-on guidance on the implementation and maintenance of Linux enterprise networks and how to keep them working at maximum efficiency.

  • Medical and Dental Space Planning: A Comprehensive Guide to Design, Equipment, and Clinical Procedures

    This definitive reference offers detailed analyses of more than thirty medical and dental specialties and their respective space planning requirements. New to the third edition is coverage of new medical specialties including reproductive enhancement, LASIX eye surgery, breast care centers, larger ambulatory centers, and medical oncology. It also offers up-to-date information on digital technology-electronic medical records, digital imaging, diagnostic instruments, and networked communications-and how it impacts the design of medical and dental facilities. You?ll also find out about recent changes in regulatory agency reviews of office-based surgery practices and ADA compliance.

  • Digital Communication over Fading Channels: A Unified Approach to Performance Analysis

    A unified presentation, broad coverage, single-volume convenience

    This timesaving reference provides a unified approach to the performance analysis of digital communication systems over generalized fading channels. Employing alternative forms of such classical mathematical functions as the Gaussian Q-function, the Marcum Q-function, and the incomplete Gamma function, the book expresses communication system error probability performance in terms of the moment generation function (MGF) of the fading process. This MGF-based approach provides the unifying backbone of the book.

    Digital Communication over Fading Channels discusses in detail coherent, differentially coherent, and noncoherent communication systems as well as a large variety of fading channel models typical of communication links found in the real world. Coverage also includes single- and multichannel reception and, in the case of the latter, a large variety of diversity types. For each combination of communication type, channel fading model, and diversity type, the average bit error rate and/or symbol error rate is expressed in an easy-to-evaluate form. Special features include:
    * Important results previously scattered over many publications-now in a single volume
    * Simplified results heretofore available only in complex forms
    * Extremely broad coverage of topics
    * Explores practical applications, including the problem of optimum combining in the presence of co-channel interference

  • Italian: A Self-Teaching Guide

    Learn Italian the quick and easy way! Whether you re learning Italian for the first time or just brushing up on your skills, this updated edition of the bestselling Italian: A Self-Teaching Guide is the ideal way to master the language at your own pace. In fifteen simple lessons, you ll learn how to engage in everyday conversations from ordering at a restaurant to asking for directions to making special arrangements with a hotel concierge. Written in a lively, personable style by a native Italian, this practical guide combines the quick-reference virtues of a phrasebook with the learning tools of a full-fledged language course. Designed to acquaint you with the basic skills you need to speak, read, write, and understand the language, Italian: A Self-Teaching Guide, Second Edition demystifies grammar, common usage, and pronunciation with step-by-step lessons on numbers, days of the week, telling time, and special rules of speech. It also includes extensive vocabulary and culture notes. Mini-dialogues from real-life situations provide a vibrant introduction to Italian culture and customs while a fun assortment of exercises, self-tests, and practice activities constantly reinforces your reading and conversational skills.

  • Circular Dichroism - Principles and Applications 2e

    Multidisciplinary coverage of circular dichroism's principles, applications, and latest advances The four years since the publication of the first edition of Circular Dichroism: Principles and Applications have seen a rapid expansion of the field, including new applications, improved understanding of principles, and a growing interest in circular dichroism (CD) among researchers from a wide variety of disciplines. The Second Edition keeps pace with this phenomenal growth with up-to-date contributions from dozens of the world's leading researchers and practitioners in chirality, chemistry, biochemistry, and analytical chemistry, as well as vibrational and luminescence spectroscopy. With nine entirely new chapters and substantial updates of existing material, Circular Dichroism, Second Edition provides important insight into the immense potential of CD and bridges the gap between theory and practice. The book begins with coverage of historical developments and moves quickly to fascinating reports on recent advances and emerging new fields in CD. New and updated coverage includes: VOA theory Solid-state CD applications Fast time-resolved CD measurements A model illustrating how polymers amplify chirality Induced CD of polymers CD of nucleic acids: nonclassical conformations and modified oligonucleotides DNA-drug and DNA-protein interactions Applications of CD to important pharmaceutical compounds Featuring an increased emphasis on biological molecules and extensive applications to organic stereochemistry and biopolymers, Circular Dichroism: Principles and Applications, Second Edition will prove a valuable and frequently consulted reference for organic chemists, biochemists, and medicinal and pharmaceutical chemists.

  • Investment Valuation: Tools and Techniques for Determining the Value of Any Asset

    Investment Valuation
    Tools and Techniques for Determining the Value of Any Asset
    Valuation is at the heart of every investment decision, whether that decision is to buy, sell, or hold. But the pricing of any financial asset has become a more complex task in modern financial markets. Now completely revised and fully updated to reflect changing market conditions, Investment Valuation, Second Edition, provides expert instruction on how to value virtually any type of asset-stocks, bonds, options, futures, real assets, and much more.
    Noted valuation authority and acclaimed NYU finance professor Aswath Damodaran uses real-world examples and the most current valuation tools, as he guides you through the theory and application of valuation models and highlights their strengths and weaknesses.
    Expanded coverage addresses:
    * Valuation of unconventional assets, financial service firms, start-ups, private companies, dot-coms, and many other traditionally valued assets
    * Risk in foreign countries and how best to deal with it
    * Using real option theory and option pricing models in valuing business and equity
    * The models used to value different types of assets and the elements of these models
    * How to choose the right model for any given asset valuation scenario
    * Online real-time valuations that are continually updated at www.damodaran.com
    A perfect guide for those who need to know more about the tricky business of valuation, Investment Valuation, Second Edition, will be a valuable asset for anyone learning about this critical part of the investment process.

  • The Nonprofit Manager′s Resource Directory

    A newly revised and updated edition of the ultimate resource for nonprofit managers

    If you?re a nonprofit manager, you probably spend a good deal of your time tracking down hard-to-find answers to complicated questions. The Nonprofit Manager?s Resource Directory, Second Edition provides instant answers to all your questions concerning nonprofit-oriented product and service providers, Internet sites, funding sources, publications, support and advocacy groups, and much more. If you need help finding volunteers, understanding new legislation, or writing grant proposals, help has arrived. This new, updated edition features expanded coverage of important issues and even more answers to all your nonprofit questions.

    Revised to keep vital information up to the minute, The Nonprofit Manager?s Resource Directory, Second Edition:
    * Contains more than 2,000 detailed listings of both nonprofit and for-profit resources, products, and services
    * Supplies complete details on everything from assistance and support groups to software vendors and Internet servers, management consultants to list marketers
    * Provides information on all kinds of free and low-cost products available to nonprofits
    * Features an entirely new section on international issues
    * Plus: 10 bonus sections available only on CD-ROM

    The Nonprofit Manager?s Resource Directory, Second Edition has the information you need to keep your nonprofit alive and well in these challenging times. Topics include:
    * Accountability and Ethics
    * Assessment and Evaluation
    * Financial Management
    * General Management
    * Governance
    * Human Resource Management
    * Information Technology
    * International Third Sector
    * Leadership
    * Legal Issues
    * Marketing and Communications
    * Nonprofit Sector Overview
    * Organizational Dynamics and Design
    * Philanthropy
    * Professional Development
    * Resource Development
    * Social Entrepreneurship
    * Strategic Planning
    * Volunteerism

  • Building Customer-Based Project Organizations

    How to Ensure That the Customer Is Truly Your Number One Priority

    How do winning organizations such as General Electric, Ericsson, and Nokia use project management to reduce time to market, trim inventory and supplier costs, and minimize obsolescence in their product lines? Why do so many companies fail when trying to do the same?

    In Building Customer-Based Project Organizations, two inter-nationally recognized project management gurus reveal the secrets behind these fabulous successes. Jeffrey Pinto and Pekka Rouhiainen demonstrate that building and maintaining long-term customer relationships is the key to successful project management, offering a method and an implementation strategy that companies can use to streamline their development and supply chain operations.

    This manual for success shows project managers how to:

    • Place the customer at the center of the company?s operational strategy
    • Use customer needs to drive project development and supply chain management
    • Deliver greater value to the customer and the business
    • Increase efficiency, responsiveness, and profitability

    By following the clearly stated principles and methodology presented in Building Customer-Based Project Organizations, companies in any business sector can "get it right" the first time and build long-term customer relationships that will continue to increase profitability far into the future.

  • Stolen Women: Reclaiming Our Sexuality, Taking Back Our Lives

    "STOLEN WOMEN gives us what Mama couldn?t--a way to be in charge of our own bodies. This probing, fact-based book dissects the myths, discards the stereotypes, and unshackles our minds."--BEBE MOORE CAMPBELL Author of Brothers and Sisters

    "The culmination of twenty-two years of clinical practice and in-depth interviews with hundreds of African American women."--Ebony

    "Groundbreaking research breaks down why we came to be at increased risk and how we can protect ourselves for the future."--Essence

    "Finally, we have the first book that breaks the silence. Dr. Wyatt presents a well-researched and balanced perspective of the sexual experiences of African American women. It explodes the myths, examines our past, and sets the path for our healing and our future survival. This is a book that should be read by anyone who knows or cares about African American women."--Gloria Johnson Powell, M.D. Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard University

    "A long-awaited look at the stereotypes and sexual myths that surround African American women."--The Chicago TribunE

  • The Legal Dictionary for Bad Spellers

    Look up 10,000 of the most often misspelled legal words and terms

    • Pick the right word between Look-Alikes and Sound-Alikes
    • Check your spelling in an instant with the Quick List of Correct Spellings

    Joseph Krevisky and Jordan L. Linfield

    This easy-to-use reference will save you countless hours of searching through ordinary dictionaries

    Even if you?re not sure what letter a certain word begins with, this unique dictionary will lead you quickly to the correct spelling. Because it is based on the authors? extensive research into the most commonly misspelled legal terms, you?ll find yourself reaching for this comprehensive reference again and again.

    Here?s how the Dictionary works:

    • Section 1 lets you look up a word based on the way you think it might be spelled. It lists thousands of the most frequent legal misspellings and gives you the correct spellings.
    • Section 2 helps you choose the right word among those that look and sound alike and explains when to use each.
    • Section 3 provides a simple reference list of correct spellings so you can check your choice at a glance

    Compact and easy to use, The Legal Dictionary for Bad Spellers will occupy a permanent place on the desk of anyone who works with legal language.

  • Radiosity: A Programmer′s Perspective

    A practical book on the principles of radiosity and implementing the variety of its techniques and algorithms. Carefully details how to build a complete, reusable program from start to finish. Includes a four-page color section of images produced with the software.

  • The Independent Fiduciary: Investing for Pension Funds and Endowment Funds

    Praise for The Independent Fiduciary "Rusty Olson is a pioneer and leader in wise investing for pension funds. Institutional executives in all nations should study his experienced advice." --John M. Templeton Founder, Templeton Investment Counsel "Rusty Olson has provided a reader-friendly tour through the complex jungle of investing, pointing out both the opportunities and pitfalls that lie before the independent fiduciary. At once constructive and skeptical, his common sense--particularly the wit and wisdom of Chapter 18, ?Aphorisms?--shows through this thoughtful book." --John C. Bogle Founder, The Vanguard Group "Rusty Olson is one of the best managers the fund sponsor side has ever produced. He understands the risk and reward of diverse asset classes and has the stomach to follow his convictions. He is in every sense a professional investor." --William Crerend Founder, Evaluation Associates, Inc. "I can highly recommend Rusty Olson?s new book on the basis of almost twenty years? experience with him. He touches on all the bases of possible intelligent investment, by no means limiting his responsibilities to the active market of the stock exchange, NASDAQ, etc. It would seem essential that every library in the country should want to own this volume." --Roy R. Neuberger Founder, Neuberger Berman "Rusty Olson is a wise fiduciary. Drawing on his vast experience he introduces the language, concepts, and issues that every fiduciary must understand and suggests solutions to many thorny problems." --Barr Rosenberg Chairman, AXA Rosenberg Group LLC "Rusty Olson has been one of the most intense students and brilliant executors of investment opportunities and risk assessment for retirement funds. BARRA RogersCasey has had the honor to serve Rusty and Eastman Kodak for over twenty years--always learning from him. The Independent Fiduciary will evolve into Retirement Fund Investing 101 for newcomers and experienced practitioners alike." --John F. Casey Chairman, BARRA RogersCasey

  • OSS Essentials: Support System Solutions for Service Providers

    A guide to mastering one of the most strategically critical aspects of any telecommunications, ISP, or ASP business
    Operational Support Systems (OSS) refers to the technical infrastructure that enables telecommunications companies, ISPs, ASPs, and CLECs to provide services directly to customers. In this important book, author Kornel Terplan draws upon his 25 years of experience as a top global telecommunications consultant to provide telecom operations managers and developers with the expert information and guidance they need to make strategic decisions about OSS in their companies. He reviews protocols and technology for service support, explores best practices for service development and provisioning, and provides expert guidance on tools and human resources for the technical service provider. Throughout, Terplan?s approach to teaching OSS principles and practices is to present a real business problem and then walk you through the best solution.

  • Food Irradiation - Principles and Applications

    In 1997 the FDA approved the use of low-dose ionizing radiation to eliminate pathogens in red meat. This food processing technology can improve the safety of food and extend the shelf life of certain foods by eliminating pathogenic bacteria, parasites, and other microorganisms that cause food-borne disease. Currently, forty-two countries practice some form of food irradiation. Food Irradiation: Principles and Applications provides a comprehensive, up-to-date account of food irradiation principles, effects, applications, and limitations, including global regulatory issues and the economics of food irradiation.
    Written by an international panel of scientists, this book focuses on science and technology and offers thorough coverage of the current use of food irradiation around the world. The contributors in this book present irradiation as a truly critical control point for raw, solid foods of animal origin. Food Irradiation: Principles and Applications discusses such topics as:

    -Radiation inactivation of microorganisms
    -Disinfestation of stored grains, pulses, dried fruits, and nuts
    -Irradiation as a quarantine treatment
    -Irradiation of meat and poultry, fish and shellfish, fruits and vegetables, and tuber and bulb crops
    -Radiation decontamination of spices, herbs, condiments, and other dried food ingredients
    -Process control and dosimetry in food irradiation

    Food professionals in both academia and industry, as well as food safety experts, food scientists, research scientists, and food processing managers, will find Food Irradiation: Principles and Applications a reliable and valuable reference.

  • Janice VanCleave′s Dinosaurs for Every Kid: Easy Activities that Make Learning Science Fun

    What color were dinosaurs?

    Why did dinosaurs disappear from the earth?

    How small was the smallest dinosaur?

    What?s a micropachycephalosaurus?

    Now you can uncover answers to these and other fascinating questions about dinosaurs. Using a single paper towel, you can learn why dinosaur eggs were so small--even those hatched by the biggest "dinomoms." By making a simple jigsaw puzzle you will experience the excitement and challenge of piecing together dinosaur bones. Each low cost, fully illustrated activity--there are 20 altogether--comes with a clear purpose, a list of materials, step-by-step instructions, expected results, and an easy to understand explanation. Every activity has been pretested and can be performed safely and inexpensively in the classroom or at home.

    Also available in this series from Janice VanCleave:

  • The Physics of Amorphous Solids

    An in-depth study of non-crystalline solids in which the arrangement of the atoms do not have long-range order. Describes the way amorphous solids are formed, the phenomenology of the liquid-to-glass and glass- to-liquid transition, and the technological applications. Emphasizes modern approaches such as scaling, localization, and percolation. Includes extensive treatment of structural aspects of amorphous solids, ranging from metallic glasses, to chalcogenides, to organic polymers. Incorporates illustrations for the clarification of physics concepts.

  • Mathematics: An Applied Approach Student Solutions Manual

    Continuing its rich tradition of engaging students and demonstrating how mathematics applies to various fields of study, the new edition of this text is packed with real data and real-life applications to business, economics, social and life sciences. Users continually praise Sullivan and Mizrahi for their attention to conceptual development, well-graded and applied examples and exercise sets that include CPA, CMA, and Actuarial exam questions. The new Eighth Edition also features a new full color design and improved goal-oriented pedagogy to facilitate understanding, including:

    • More opportunities for the use of graphing calculator, including screen shots and instructions.
    • Icons clearly identify each opportunity for the use of spreadsheets or graphing calculator.
    • Work problems appear throughout the text, giving the student the chance to immediately reinforce the concept or skill they have just learned.
    • Chapter Reviews contain a variety of features to help synthesize the ideas of the chapter, including: Objectives Check, Important Terms and Concepts, True-False Items,Fill in the Blanks, Review Exercises, Mathematical Questions from Professional Exams (CPA).

  • The Tax Law of Colleges and Universities: 2000 Cumulative Supplement

    The 2003 Supplement includes discussion of the following developments and much more:

    • Publication of final intermediate sanctions regulations replacing the temporary regulations that were issued in early 2001 and the final corporate sponsorship regulations, which replaced the proposed regulations that were issued in early 2000.
    • A final decision by the IRS to deny the claims filed by over 100 universities and hospitals for refunds of FICA/Medicare taxes with respect to the wages paid to medical residents.
    • Capital gains exclusion to unrelated business income
    • Tax treatment of immigration-related expenses(green-card attorneys fees, visa expenses, etc.)paid by a college or university on behalf of its employees and other individuals
    • Tax-free discharges of student loans and whether a student has income when his or her student loan is forgiven by a school in return for the performance of future services.

  • The HPLC Solvent Guide

    High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) is a procedure for separating components from a mixture of chemical substances; a combination of separation, identification, and quantitative measurements. Solvent selection is perhaps the most commonly overlooked parameter in HPLC. Even the most experienced analytical chemist tends to select one of three familiar solvents. The HPLC Solvent Guide provides detailed coverage of all commonly used HPLC solvents used in a wide range of separations.

    HPLC is a mature but substantial market, and one that Wiley reaches successfully and well. The HPLC list is established, and this second edition of a successful title will build upon the success of the first. This is a revised and expanded edition in a field that is still growing into areas of analysis and methods.

  • Digital Signal Processing: A Computer Science Perspective

    Get a working knowledge of digital signal processing for computer science applications

    The field of digital signal processing (DSP) is rapidly exploding, yet most books on the subject do not reflect the real world of algorithm development, coding for applications, and software engineering. This important new work fills the gap in the field, providing computer professionals with a comprehensive introduction to those aspects of DSP essential for working on today?s cutting-edge applications in speech compression and recognition and modem design. The author walks readers through a variety of advanced topics, clearly demonstrating how even such areas as spectral analysis, adaptive and nonlinear filtering, or communications and speech signal processing can be made readily accessible through clear presentations and a practical hands-on approach. In a light, reader-friendly style, Digital Signal Processing: A Computer Science Perspective provides:
    * A unified treatment of the theory and practice of DSP at a level sufficient for exploring the contemporary professional literature
    * Thorough coverage of the fundamental algorithms and structures needed for designing and coding DSP applications in a high level language
    * Detailed explanations of the principles of digital signal processors that will allow readers to investigate assembly languages of specific processors
    * A review of special algorithms used in several important areas of DSP, including speech compression/recognition and digital communications
    * More than 200 illustrations as well as an appendix containing the essential mathematical background

  • Scattering of Electromagnetic Waves: 3 Volume Set

    A timely and authoritative guide to the state of the art of wave scattering
    Scattering of Electromagnetic Waves offers in three volumes a complete and up-to-date treatment of wave scattering by random discrete scatterers and rough surfaces. Written by leading scientists who have made important contributions to wave scattering over three decades, this new work explains the principles, methods, and applications of this rapidly expanding, interdisciplinary field. It covers both introductory and advanced material and provides students and researchers in remote sensing as well as imaging, optics, and electromagnetic theory with a one-stop reference to a wealth of current research results. Plus, Scattering of Electromagnetic Waves contains detailed discussions of both analytical and numerical methods, including cutting-edge techniques for the recovery of earth/land parametric information.
    The three volumes are entitled respectively Theories and Applications, Numerical Simulation, and Advanced Topics. In the first volume, Theories and Applications, Leung Tsang (University of Washington) Jin Au Kong (MIT), and Kung-Hau Ding (Air Force Research Lab) cover:
    * Basic theory of electromagnetic scattering
    * Fundamentals of random scattering
    * Characteristics of discrete scatterers and rough surfaces
    * Scattering and emission by layered media
    * Single scattering and applications
    * Radiative transfer theory and solution techniques
    * One-dimensional random rough surface scattering

  • Financial Customer Service: A Guide to Making Smarter Business Decisions

    The only A-to-Z guide to creating, managing, and leveraging an incredibly powerful new competitive tool Financial Customer Service A leading expert in the field, H. A. Schaeffer Jr., clearly explains how a financial customer service function works and how it can give your company an unbeatable competitive edge. You?ll get everything you?ll need to plan, implement, and manage a financial customer service department. Drawing upon his own experiences and those of managers at numerous Fortune 500 companies, Schaeffer provides step-by-step guidance on:
    * Making a business case for a financial customer service department
    * Laying the groundwork
    * Determining computer capabilities and needs
    * Integrating resources
    * Setting up a phone system
    * Staffing and training
    * Managing the transition
    * Creating a policies manual
    * Maximizing the potential of the new department
    * And much more!

  • The Gay and Lesbian Psychotherapy Treatment Planner

    Patterned after the bestselling The Complete Adult Psychotherapy Treatment Planner, this invaluable sourcebook supplies all of the essential building blocks you need to develop focused, formal treatment plans that satisfy all of the demands of HMOs, managed care companies, third-party payers, and state and federal review agencies. Organized around 27 main presenting problems, from employment discrimination and religious conflicts to abusive partners, sexual identity confusion, and more, this book features:

    • Over 1,000 well-crafted, clear statements describing the behavioral manifestations of each problem, the long-term goals and short-term objectives of treatment, and clinically tested treatment options.
    • A sample treatment plan that can be emulated in writing plans that meet all requirements of third-party payers and accrediting agencies, including the JCAHO and the NCQA
    • A quick-reference format that allows you to easily locate treatment plan components by behavioral problem
    • Large workbook-style pages affording plenty of space to record your own customized goals, objectives,and interventions

  • Personal Finance

    This friendly guide provides comprehensive coverage of all basic money management principles. Enables readers to understand not only the implications of far-reaching events but also the fundamental knowledge to navigate the world of personal finance. Describes how to effectively manage personal assets- from buying and selling to investing, insuring, planning and preparing income taxes.

  • Chemical Separations: Principles, Techniques and Experiments

    Performing effective chemical separations-a step-by-step guide to the most commonly used techniques.
    How do experienced analysts go about making a chemical separation work? Through precise, detailed coverage of the principles, equipment, and techniques involved, this combination laboratory manual and reference source gives readers a working knowledge of an impressive array of separation methods. In forty-two chapters, it explores all major categories of separation, including those involving phase changes, extraction, chromatography, ion-exchange resins, electric fields, flotation, membranes, and miscellaneous techniques.
    With an emphasis on everyday practice rather than theory, Chemical Separations explains the principles and parameters of these methods with a minimum of mathematics, while providing 59 specific experiments to demonstrate proper procedures. Drawn from well-known commercial and academic laboratories and approved by national standard-setting organizations, these experiments feature step-by-step protocols for each separation scheme, precise instructions on setting up the apparatus, and helpful checklists for essential chemicals and supplies. With Chemical Separations as their guide, laboratory analysts and newcomers to chemical analysis will learn how to obtain quality analysis using commercial products, natural samples, and proven real-world laboratory techniques.

  • Valuation of Intellectual Property and Intangible Assets

    This book is designed to simplify the process of attaching a dollar amount to intangible assets be it for licensing, mergers and acquisitions, loan collateral, or investment purposes. In plain English, the authors answer key questions, such as "What is intellectual property? How do I identify it?" They also provide examples of how to exploit it and methods for determining the economic remaining lives. They explain commonly used stratgeies for determining the value of intellectual property, as well as methods used to set royalty rates based on investment rates of returns.

    The Third Edition has been significantly reorganized and revised. The book has been broken down into three sections: The Nature of Intellectual Property, Valuation, and Unique Circumstances. Revised and expanded to include up-to-date information on: including market value and accounting value, capitalization, licensing an royalty rates, domain name valuation, embryonic technology valuation, and university technology transfers. Also covered are tax strategies, income contribution, discount cash flow, infringement litigation, and bankruptcy and their impact on the valuation of intellectual property and intangible assets. The appendices include investment rate of return requirements, the Use and Abuse of the Iowa Curve, Sample Patent Registration, Sample Copyright Registration, and Sample Copyright Registration. This book is supplemented annually.

  • Douglas McGregor, Revisited: Managing the Human Side of the Enterprise

    The words of Douglas McGregor, one of the fore-fathers of management theory and one of the top business thinkers of all time, cannot and should not be ignored. McGregor?s vision of a more humanistic workplace may not have been widely accepted over three decades ago, but technological advancements that McGregor himself anticipated have paradoxically helped companies become more human. Viewing employees not as cogs in the machine but as living beings with individual goals-what McGregor called "the human side of the enterprise"-has proven to provide a remarkable competitive advantage.
    Now, with the rise of the networked economy, the growing power of frontline workers, and the shift in power from mass producer to individual consumer, authors Gary Heil, Warren Bennis, and Deborah Stephens assert that McGregor?s ideas are more important and relevant than ever before.
    Douglas McGregor, Revisited emphasizes McGregor?s lasting influence and updates his thinking with new concepts, fresh strategies, and modern implementation. This timely work traces McGregor?s original thinking, which has emerged in current approaches that stress distributed leadership, open-minded appraisal techniques, and employee/customer commitment.
    Highlighted throughout with gems of wisdom in McGregor?s own words, the book describes the value of his theories for today?s managers. The authors carefully outline how to put McGregor?s thinking into practice in your own business so you can:
    * Devise a better performance management system
    * Form and supervise effective management teams
    * Build cooperation instead of internal competition
    * Cultivate an intrinsically motivating, values-driven workplace
    * Create a cause worthy of employee commitment
    Also featured are examples from a host of companies and leaders who have flourished under McGregor?s approach. Authoritative and highly instructive, Douglas McGregor, Revisited offers new generations of managers important lessons from history and from the field.
    Praise for Douglas McGregor, Revisited
    "This book revisits in a contemporary manner the most important question facing management today: given what we know about human nature, how should work be managed so as to unleash the vast creative potential of human beings? The evidence is overwhelming that many people either come to an organization or can be appropriately led to exhibit the behavior McGregor characterized as ?Theory Y.? This book provides a ?how-to? approach for developing people at work and for establishing high performance organizations."-Joseph A. Maciariello, Horton Professor of Management
    Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management, Claremont Graduate University and Claremont McKenna College. Author of Lasting Value: Lessons from a Century of Agility at Lincoln Electric
    Douglas McGregor?s seminal works, The Human Side of the Enterprise and The Professional Manager, debunked Taylorism and described a revolutionary way to manage people. He was the first to apply the findings in behavioral science to the world of business. Based on what had been learned about human behavior, McGregor explored the implications of managing people in a different manner than tradition dictated.
    The nature of work today makes McGregor?s ideas more relevant than ever before. This important book applies his thinking to today?s business world, proving again that the human aspect of work is crucial to organizational effectiveness. It also suggests how you can change your thinking and implement his ideas in your own business and workplace.

  • The Data Model Resource CD: A Library of Universal Data Models for All Enterprises

    This CD-ROM, a companion to Len Silverston?s The Data Model Resource Book, Revised Edition, Volume 1, arms you with a powerful set of data models and data warehouse designs that you can use to jump-start your database development projects. It will save you countless hours and thousands of dollars in database development costs by providing the SQL code you?ll need to implement the models described in the book or reverse-engineer them into your CASE tool.

    You?ll get actual proven models for such common business functions as ordering and managing products, handling shipments, invoicing, accounting and budgeting, managing human resources, contact management, and project management. Plus, you?ll find new and expanded models for call center management, product customization, shipping and receiving, payments and collections, budgeting scenarios, and employee qualification and performance. New data mart designs are also provided in this revised edition, including financial analysis, inventory management, and shipping logistics.

    You?ll also want to check out The Data Model Resource Book, Revised Edition, Volume 2 (0-471-35348-5), and its companion data model sets (each sold separately), which feature universal data models tailored to various industries and applications. A free demonstration of the Volume 2 Data Models is available on this CD-ROM product.

    Minimum System Requirements:
    32-bit operating system such as Windows 95, Windows NT 4.0 or higher.

    Hard Drive Space:
    25 MB required space for installation of files.

    CD-ROM drive. You also will need to have the following applications to make full use of the CD-ROM: a browser such as Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator to open the readme.htm and navigate the demo; Visio 2000 required to view the images of the models in native format, although they can alternatively be viewed as JPEGs in a browser or another application.

  • Marketing Tools for Starting and Building an Appraisal Practice

    This "how to" guide for CPAs takes readers through the complete marketing process for business appraisal firms. This book covers macro issues such as the marketing plan and the importance of vision, as well as micro issues like how to produce newsletters, how to create and maintain a web site, etc.

  • Visual Basic®.NET at Work: Building 10 Enterprise Projects

    Gain the tools to create 10 reusable enterprise projects utilizing the new features of VB.NET

    Going beyond the standard reference books, Tony Martin takes readers step-by-step through the process of creating ten reusable enterprise applications with the next version of Microsoft?s leading programming language-Visual Basic.NET. Readers will start by building a standard application template, which will form the basis of all the projects. Martin explains how to combine VB.NET with other key technologies, such as Web Services, ASP.NET, XML, WebForms, and the Microsoft Mobile Framework, to solve the important issues corporate Visual Basic programmers face today.

    Microsoft Technologies
    CD-ROM includes complete source code for the projects in the book and the third-party tools required to build the projects.

    .NET Platform: The next big overhaul to Microsoft?s technologies that will bring enterprise distributed computing to the next level by fully integrating the Internet into the development platform. This will allow interaction between any machine, on any platform, and on any device.

    Visual Basic.NET: The update to this popular visual programming language will offer greater Web functionality, more sophisticated object-oriented language features, links to Microsoft?s new common runtime, and a new interface.

    ASP.NET: A programming framework (formerly known as Active Server Pages) for building powerful Web-based enterprise applications; can be programmed using VB.NET or C#.

    C#: Microsoft?s new truly object-oriented programming language that builds on the strengths of C++ and the ease of Visual Basic; promises to give Sun?s Java a run for its money.

  • Accountants′ Handbook: 2 Volume Set

    The book provides comprehensive coverage of the field to both accounting professionals and professionals in other fields who have a need or desire to obtain a quick, understandable, and thorough exposure to a complex accounting-related subject. It is designed as a single reference source that provides an answer to all reasonable questions on accounting and financial reporting asked by accountants, auditors, bankers, lawyers, financial analysts, and other users and preparers of accounting information. Chapters are prepared by partners in major accounting firms, financial executives, financial analysts, or other relevant business professionals. Every major international accounting firm is represented among the authors. The specialized expertise of the individual authors remains the critical distinguishing characteristic of the Accountant?s Handbook.

    This book is supplemented annually.

  • Fullerenes: Chemistry, Physics, and Technology

    Fullerenes-a guide to the current state of knowledge in the field

    The last decade has seen an explosion of research into the chemical and physical properties of a promising new class of carbon-based materials known as fullerenes.

    Karl Kadish and Rodney Ruoff, two highly recognized leaders in the fullerene and nanotube research community, edit a comprehensive and much-needed survey of this important and rapidly evolving field. Contributions by experts in diverse areas of chemistry, physics, pharmacology, materials science, and chemical engineering provide an excellent introduction to fullerenes and highlight their considerable potential in such cutting-edge applications as semiconductor materials, new pharmaceutical compounds, and polymers. From the electrochemistry of fullerenes to molecular and solid C36, this book offers a remarkably fresh and authoritative look at some of the hottest research topics today, including:
    * Organic functionalization of fullerenes
    * Photophysical properties of different types of fullerenes
    * Polyfunctional polymer derivatives of fullerenes
    * The theory and production of endohedral metallofullerenes
    * Fullerene surface interactions
    * Superconductivity in fullerenes
    * Synthesis of materials incorporated within carbon nanotubes

  • Laboratory Manual for Principles of General Chemistry

    This flexible lab manual-appropriate for use with a wide range of general chemistry books-offers a wealth of practical chemistry experiments. It includes pertinent information on rules and safety in the lab. Preparation of the new edition was guided by specific feedback from users.

  • Once in Golconda: A True Drama of Wall Street 1920-1938

    Once in Golconda "In this book, John Brooks-who was one of the most elegant of all business writers-perfectly catches the flavor of one of history?s best-known financial dramas: the 1929 crash and its aftershocks. It?s packed with parallels and parables for the modern reader." -From the Foreword by Richard Lambert Editor-in-Chief, The Financial Times Once in Golconda is a dramatic chronicle of the breathtaking rise, devastating fall, and painstaking rebirth of Wall Street in the years between the wars. Focusing on the lives and fortunes of some of the era?s most memorable traders, bankers, boosters, and frauds, John Brooks brings to vivid life all the ruthlessness, greed, and reckless euphoria of the ?20s bull market, the desperation of the days leading up to the crash of ?29, and the bitterness of the years that followed. Praise for Once in Golconda "A fast-moving, sophisticated account.embracing the stock-market boom of the twenties, the crash of 1929, the Depression, and the coming of the New Deal. Its leitmotif is the truly tragic personal history of Richard Whitney, the aristocrat Morgan broker and head of the Stock Exchange, who ended up in Sing Sing." -Edmund Wilson, writing in the New Yorker "As Mr. Brooks tells this tale of dishonor, desperation, and the fall of the mighty, it takes on overtones of Greek tragedy, a king brought down by pride. Whitney?s sordid history has been told before..But in Mr. Brooks?s hands, the drama becomes freshly shocking." -Wall Street Journal "It?s all there in Once in Golconda-the avarice of an era that favored the rich; and the later anguish of myriads of speculators doomed by a bloated market, easy credit, and their own cupidity and stupidity." -Saturday Review

  • 1001 Chemicals in Everyday Products

    There is a virtual laboratory of chemicals in the food we eat and the products we encounter every dayat home, at school, and at work. What are these substances and how are they used? How are they helpful? Can they be harmful?

    Here are fast, hands-on answers to these and other crucial questions about hundreds of chemical substances we come into contact with on a regular basis. From MSG in food to perchloroethylene in dry cleaning, this AZ guide provides clear, no-nonsense information on the use and health effects of hundreds of chemicals found in food, medicines, cosmetics, cleaning solutions, lawn and garden products, and more. Well-organized and easy-to-use, it gives you the help you need to make smarter choices about the products you choosefor yourself and your family.  Inside 1,001 Chemicals in Everyday Products you?ll find:

    • Entries listing products, uses, precautions, and synonyms
    • Direct answers to over 250 frequently asked questions on everyday chemicals
    • Handy product and chemical synonym indexes
    • A nationwide listing of Poison Control Centers

  • Abdominal–Pelvic MRI

    This groundbreaking book provides authoritative and comprehensive coverage of disease entities of the abdomen and pelvis organised by organ system and anatomical structure. Each chapter presents superior quality magnetic resonance images of normal appearances and a complete array of disease entities.

    Key Features:
    * Explains the use of the latest techniques such as new contrast agents and three-dimensional gradient echo
    * Includes almost 2,000 all new, high-quality images
    * Provides comprehensive coverage of the male and female anatomy
    * Dr. Semelka is one of the world?s leading experts and an accomplished author

  • Machine Design: A CAD Approach

    Computer aided design (CAD) emerged in the 1960s out of the growing acceptance of the use of the computer as a design tool for complex systems. As computers have become faster and less expensive while handling an increasing amount of information, their use in machine design has spread from large industrial needs to the small designer.

  • Everything You Need to Know to Start Your Own Small Business

    A crash course in managing a small business

    Everything You Need to Know to Manage a Small Business

    The success of a small business doesn?t depend on nice window displays or a big mailing list--it depends on good sound management. This book gives small business owners specific, concrete steps to successfully manage their businesses. It zeros in on the handful of critical factors that really shape and determine your business?s destiny--unlike other books that lump together every kind of business task, from buying office stationery to developing international sales.

    You?ll discover how to:
    * Assess the strengths and weaknesses of your business
    * Develop an appropriate business plan to guide the operation into the future
    * Manage a staff
    * Establish effective accounting and internal control systems
    * Avoid the common traps and pitfalls of rapid expansion

    Any business, large or small, faces a whole set of management challenges. This book offers a complete review of the management challenges faced by today?s small businesses. Specific, direct, and full of examples, it will be a vital resource for small business owners intent on success.

    Wiley Business Basics Inexpensive resources for today?s savvy entrepreneurs!

  • Essentials of Risk Management and Insurance

    An introduction to the subject of insurance and risk management and is intended for a reader that has little or no prior education in insurance. This book is consumer-oriented with an emphasis on the insurance product.

  • Munching Maggots, Noah′s Flood & TV Heart Attacks: And Other Cataclysmic Science Moments

    Are you curious about science? At last, you can learn the answers to all of your nagging scientific questions, such as . . .
    What is that gunk on my car after a long road trip? What do I have to do to get a star named after me? Does my name grant me superhero-like powers? Is maggot therapy the next medical trend? Explore the answers to these questions and more curiosities of science with Karl Kruszelnicki?s unique fusion of bizarre yet amazingly true scientific facts. Munching Maggots, Noah?s Flood & TV Heart Attacks also explains absolutely everything you ever wanted to know about the intricate pharmacology of caffeine, the surprising history of broccoli, the mysteries of flattened fauna, the magic of melatonin, and much more.
    Karl Kruszelnicki (Sydney, Australia) is the Julius Sumner Miller Fellow at the University of Sydney, and lectures at schools throughout Australia. He?s also been a scientist, a medical doctor, an engineer, a car mechanic, a TV weatherman, and a roadie for Bo Diddley and Chuck Berry. He enjoys telling people about the wonders and curiosities of science through the radio, TV, Internet (check out his Web site at: http://www.abc.net.au/science/k2/default.htm), and his many books.

  • Finite Mathematics: An Applied Approach

    Making math relevant to the real world The eighth edition lives up to its reputation as a clearly written, comprehensive finite mathematics text. Students will find a greater emphasis on real-world applications from the fields of business and social sciences, making the material relevant to their studies. From the increased use of boxed formulas to informative explanations of examples, Mizrahi and Sullivan make this edition even more accessible to students. Hallmark features
    * The comprehensive and readable coverage has received praise through seven editions.
    * The text is flexibly organized. A flowchart in the preface shows instructors how to sequence chapters to meet specific needs.
    * Well-graded exercise sets at the end of each section help students gain a better understanding of the material.
    * End-of-chapter study questions for review include true/false and fill-in-the-blank questions with answers.
    * An abundance of realistic examples are provided that gradually increase in difficulty to develop conceptual understanding.
    * Mathematical questions from CPA, CMA, and actuary exams show students the relevance of the material.
    Also available by Mizrahi and Sullivan: Mathematics: an Applied Approach,7/E (0-471-32203-2)

  • Fences: Authentic Details for Design and Restoration

    Fences is the first in a series of beautifully-produced books that feature authentic architectural patterns from the two previous centuries. Readers will find a treasury of period fence details-including pickets, pales, piers, and gates-as well as fence ornaments such as finials, caps, balls, and urns. This one-of-a-kind book is the result of the author?s 12 years of architectural research and extensive travel documentation.

  • The Second Legal Answer Book for Fund-Raisers

    Second to none in critical legal information for enhancing the results of charitable fund-raisers in the new millennium

    As the competition for gifts grows increasingly intense in the new millennium, managers and fund-raisers for charitable organizations must learn how to work with tax and business law to optimize their return. Written by the leading legal authority on the law regulating charitable fund-raising, this companion to the indispensable First Legal Answer Book for Fund-Raisers provides more accessible approaches to understanding federal and state laws and offers additional solutions to enhance an organization?s wealth and effectiveness. Bruce Hopkins clearly explains to fund-raisers the pertinent aspects of the law, enabling them to dramatically increase funding without legal missteps. He also thoroughly details the steps needed to solve the fund-raiser?s most pressing legal headaches, including the troublesome intermediate sanctions rules, property valuation issues, the gift substantiation rules, disclosure requirements, estate planning, the securities and antitrust laws, IRS audits, and much more.

    This book provides critical answers to fund-raisers? questions such as:
    * How do the intermediate sanctions rules apply to fund-raisers?
    * What are the rules as to property valuation?
    * How do the gift substantiation and quid pro quo contributions rules work?
    * What disclosure rules apply?
    * What rules apply to auctions and other special events?
    * What should the fund-raiser know about estate planning?
    * How do the postal, securities, and antitrust laws apply?
    * How does the IRS audit fund-raising?
    * What are the major changes in the law since publication of The First Legal Answer Book for Fund-Raisers?

    With its comprehensive coverage of the legal issues that charitable organizations engaging in fund-raising face, The Second Legal Answer Book for Fund-Raisers, combined with The First Legal Answer Book for Fund-Raisers, is a powerful resource-and first-choice reading that every fund-raiser must have.


  • Essential ATM Standards: RFCs and Protocols Made Practical

    Complete coverage and analysis of official ATM standards and protocols The Internet Standards Series provides analysis of the latest RFCs (Request for Comments) and guidance on their potential use. It is a convenient source that categorizes the standards, summarizes the important ones, and shows you where to look for all the details. Each book includes a step-by-step action plan for integrating the right standard to the right application. Finding and addressing the ATM standards that are critical to your network can be very difficult, especially considering that there are over 2,600 RFCs to search through. This book/CD-ROM conveniently organizes and analyzes the RFCs that are relevant to ATM networks and protocols. With its accessible approach, youíll gain a better understanding of Internet standards including the IP over ATM approach (IPOA), LAN Emulation (LANE), and Multiprotocol over ATM (MPOA). Pete Loshin guides you through the salient protocols, explains how the underlying protocols work, and shows you how to administer, secure, and design your network utilizing these protocols. He also provides:
    * A comprehensive introduction to Internet standards for ATM
    * The process of turning a proposed specification into a full Internet standard
    * Tips and techniques to find the exact RFC that you need
    * Lists of Web sites that contain additional information about RFCs and Internet standards
    * The most up-to-date ATM protocol information

    The CD-ROM contains a fully searchable, digital edition of the book in PDF format. Click on the embedded hyperlinks to conveniently access each and every RFC or protocol referenced in the text directly from the rfc-editor.org site. A copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader is also included. The companion Web site at www.Internet-Standard.com features:
    * The latest information about Internet standards
    * Additional news related to standards
    * Updates

    Look for these other titles in the Internet Standards Series:
    Essential Email Standards: RFCs and Protocols Made Practical
    Essential Ethernet Standards: RFCs and Protocols Made Practical

    Visit our Web site at www.wiley.com/compbooks/

  • Fundamentals of III-V Devices: HBTs, MESFETs, and HFETs/HEMTs

    A systematic, accessible introduction to III-V semiconductor devices With this handy book, readers seeking to understand semiconductor devices based on III-V materials no longer have to wade through difficult review chapters focusing on a single, novel aspect of the technology. Well-known industry expert William Liu presents here a systematic, comprehensive treatment at an introductory level. Without assuming even a basic course in device physics, he covers the dc and high-frequency operations of all major III-V devices-heterojunction bipolar transistors (HBTs), metal-semiconductor field-effect transistors (MESFETs), and the heterojunction field-effect transistors (HFETs), which include the high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs). An excellent introduction for researchers and circuit designers working on wireless communications equipment, Fundamentals of III-V Devices offers a variety of features, including:
    * An introductory chapter on the basic properties, growth process, and device physics of III-V materials
    * Coverage of both dc and high-frequency models, integrating aspects of device physics and circuit design
    * A discussion of transistor fabrication and device comparison
    * 55 worked-out examples illustrating design considerations for a given application
    * 215 figures and end-of-chapter practice problems
    * Appendices listing parameters for various materials and transistor types

  • Building N-Tier Applications with COM and Visual Basic®6.0

    Acquire the COM know-how to build distributed computing solutions with Visual Basic. Building N-Tier Applications with COM and Visual Basic(r) 6.0 If you want to build robust Visual Basic applications for the enterprise, this book helps you quickly acquire the client/server knowledge and skills required to take your development skills to the next level. Focusing on Microsoft?s core middletier technologies-COM, DCOM, and MTS-you?ll get a layer-by-layer introduction to N-tier development with Visual Basic. Authors Ash Rofail and Tony Martin step you through the entire development process, with extensive coverage of key topics including:
    * How to build and communicate with COM and DCOM components
    * Designing accessible databases with Visual Basic, COM, SQL Server 7.0, and ADO
    * Building Web clients with User Documents, Dynamic HTML, XML, and IIS
    * Creating and deploying highly scalable applications with Microsoft Transaction Server (MTS) and Microsoft Message Queue (MSMQ)
    * Securing your component-based applications
    On the CD-ROM you?ll find:
    * Allaire?s HomeSite version 4.0
    * All the Visual Basic code included in the book
    * Ready-to-use applications from the examples in the book
    Wiley Computer Publishing Timely. Practical. Reliable. Visit our Web site at www.wiley.com/compbooks/

  • J.K. Lasser Pro Advising Mature Clients: The New Science of Wealth Span Planning


    "Cutler has hit a financial literacy home run. He has done an outstanding job of educating the professional working with the mature market about the psychology and complexity of the Wealth Span and about the financial issues and products that figure prominently in executing a successful strategy for older clients and families. This book is about as comprehensive as you can get for understanding the nuances of financial planning for mature consumers. It is filled with information, insight, resources, and (thankfully!) humor!"
    -John N. Migliaccio, PhD, President, Maturity Mark Services Co.

    "Learning across disciplines will be the way of the future. Dr. Cutler is in the unique position to authoritatively discuss advising mature clients from both the gerontological and financial planning perspectives. This latest in the Lasser Pro Series is sure to be a must for anyone who wants to do holistic financial planning for older clients."
    -Kenn Beam Tacchino, JD, LLM, Professor of Taxation and Financial Planning, Widener University; Editor, Journal of Financial Service Professionals

    "Dr. Cutler has written a cutting-edge guide for the myriad professionals who advise mature clients and adult children of older parents. His book is timely, much needed, and will undoubtedly become the definitive reference for practitioners and students of aging and the economics of aging."
    -Lois A. Vitt, PhD, Director, Institute for Socio-Financial Studies; Editor-in-Chief, Encyclopedia of Financial Gerontology

    "Dr. Cutler has provided a valuable resource to those of us in the financial industry. He has provided clear, concise commentary on the issues facing our aging population with actionable suggestions for the financial advisor. I highly recommend it to my fellow professionals."
    -Kelly B. Auslander, CFP, President, American Financial Advisors, Inc.

    Please visit our Web site at www.jklasser.com

  • Protein Sequencing and Identification Using Tandem Mass Spectrometry

    How to design, execute, and interpret experiments for protein sequencing using mass spectrometry The rapid expansion of searchable protein and DNA databases in recent years has triggered an explosive growth in the application of mass spectrometry to protein sequencing. This timely and authoritative book provides professionals and scientists in biotechnology research with complete coverage of procedures for analyzing protein sequences by mass spectrometry, including step-by-step guidelines for sample preparation, analysis, and data interpretation. Michael Kinter and Nicholas Sherman present their own high-quality, laboratory-tested protocols for the analysis of a wide variety of samples, demonstrating how to carry out specific experiments and obtain fast, reliable results with a 99 per cent success rate. Readers will get sufficient experimental detail to apply in their own laboratories, learn about the proper selection and operation of instruments, and gain essential insight into the fundamental principles of mass spectrometry and protein sequencing. Coverage includes: Peptide fragmentation and interpretation of product ion spectra Basic polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis Preparation of protein digests for sequencing experiments Mass spectrometric analysis using capillary liquid chromatography Techniques for protein identification by database searches Characterization of modified peptides using tandem mass spectrometry And much more

  • Quantitative Methods in Derivatives Pricing: An Introduction to Computational Finance

    This book presents a cogent description of the main methodologies used in derivatives pricing. Starting with a summary of the elements of Stochastic Calculus, Quantitative Methods in Derivatives Pricing develops the fundamental tools of financial engineering, such as scenario generation, simulation for European instruments, simulation for American instruments, and finite differences in an intuitive and practical manner, with an abundance of practical examples and case studies. Intended primarily as an introductory graduate textbook in computational finance, this book will also serve as a reference for practitioners seeking basic information on alternative pricing methodologies.

    Domingo Tavella is President of Octanti Associates, a consulting firm in risk management and financial systems design. He is the founder and chief editor of the Journal of Computational Finance and has pioneered the application of advanced numerical techniques in pricing and risk analysis in the financial and insurance industries. Tavella coauthored Pricing Financial Instruments: The Finite Difference Method. He holds a PhD in aeronautical engineering from Stanford University and an MBA in finance from the University of California at Berkeley.

  • Clausewitz on Strategy: Inspiration and Insight from a Master Strategist

    Think about strategy and sharpen judgment in an unpredictable environment
    Carl von Clausewitz is widely acknowledged as one of the most important of the major strategic theorists; he?s been read by Eisenhower, Kissinger, Patton, Chairman Mao, and numerous other leaders. In Clausewitz on Strategy, the Boston Consulting Group?s Strategy Institute has excerpted those passages most relevant to business strategy from Clausewitz?s classic text On War, the most general, applicable, and enduring work of strategy in the modern West and a source of insight into the nature of conflict, whether on the battlefield or in the boardroom. This book offers Clausewitz?s framework for self-education--a way to train the reader?s thinking. Clausewitz speaks the mind of the executive, revealing logic that those interested in strategic thinking and practice will find invaluable. He presents unique ideas, such as the idea that friction--unexpected interference--is an intrinsic part of strategy.
    The Boston Consulting Group is one of the world?s leading management consulting firms whose clients include many of the world?s industry leaders. Tiha von Ghyczy (Charlottesville, VA) has been a faculty member and Director of Business Projects at the Darden School of Business since 1996. While with The Boston Consulting Group, he assumed responsibility for the practice groups in manufacturing/time-based competition and high technology. He has published numerous articles and books on vision and strategy. Bolko von Oetinger (Munich, Germany) is a Senior Vice President of BCG. Christopher Bassford (Washington, DC) is presently a Professor of Strategy at the National War College in Washington, DC, and the author of several books, including Clausewitz in English: The Reception of Clausewitz in Britain and America, 1815-1945.

  • Technical Support on the Web: Designing and Managing an Effective E-Support Site

    In order to stay competitive in today?s business world, both technology-based and nontechnology-based organizations must move their sales and product support to the Web. This book provides you with all the tools and information you?ll need to make that move. Leading expert Barbara Czegel clearly shows you how to create an effective Web-based support site that meets all of your stakeholder requirements and generates a healthy return on investment.

    Czegel takes you through the entire process of planning, staffing, designing, building, marketing, and managing your support site. She includes templates and examples that you?ll be able to follow when developing your site. You?ll also discover a comprehensive troubleshooting guide that will help you recognize and avoid problems and ultimate disaster in the site-creation process. And you?ll find real-world case studies that identify the challenges you?ll face when building your site and uncover lessons learned from other companies.Focused on the needs of today?s e-business decision-makers, this book covers:
    * The advantages and disadvantages of moving to a Web-based support site
    * The most important goals to consider for your site
    * The features that make an effective support site
    * The best way to set up and manage an implementation plan
    * The key steps for evaluating performance and improving the site

  • The Road to Success: How to Manage Growth: The Grant Thorton LLP Guide for Entrepreneurs

    "An excellent road map for the entrepreneur . . . straightforward . . . has immediate application . . . provides insight into growing a company strategically."-Mike Valentine President BASYS Technologies

    "Practical, useful, and interesting . . . clearly written by experienced practitioners . . . assist[s] entrepreneurs struggling with difficult reporting and systems issues."-William Murphy Chief Financial Officer Computer Horizons

    "You must read The Road to Success. Failure to do so could be fatal . . . a map for every entrepreneur who wants to become a true chief executive officer."-Stephen S. Draizin Chief Executive Officer RAD Energy

    Hard work, determination, and sheer force of will have started you on your way-to keep going, you need dependable guidance, flexibility, and a plan.

    The Road to Success shows emerging entrepreneurs how to transform a one-person show into a powerful, smooth-running business enterprise able to continue growing long into the future. The professionals at Grant Thornton LLP help you:
    * Create a strategic plan for growth
    * Develop the management team and the communication systems you?ll need
    * Give up a little control and let other people do their jobs
    * Avoid the pitfalls that often beset rapidly growing companies

    If you want to drive your company toward manageable, unlimited growth, The Road to Success is the only way to go.

  • Industrial Emergency Preparedness

    This text provides a concise methodology for developing a comprehensive industrial program to handle major emergencies such as fires, chemical and oil spills, gas leaks, and explosions. Included is expert guidance on techniques used by many of the largest multinational industrial concerns.

  • Handbook of Noise and Vibration Control

    Two of the most acclaimed reference works in the area of acoustics in recent years have been our Encyclopedia of Acoustics, 4 Volume set and the Handbook of Acoustics spin-off. These works, edited by Malcolm Crocker, positioned Wiley as a major player in the acoustics reference market. With our recently published revision of Beranek & Ver?s Noise and Vibration Control Engineering, Wiley is a highly respected name in the acoustics business.

    Crocker?s new handbook covers an area of great importance to engineers and designers. Noise and vibration control is one largest areas of application of the acoustics topics covered in the successful encyclopedia and handbook. It is also an area that has been under-published in recent years. Crocker has positioned this reference to cover the gamut of topics while focusing more on the applications to industrial needs. In this way the book will become the best single source of need-to-know information for the professional markets.

  • Security Analysis on Wall Street: A Comprehensive Guide to Today′s Valuation Methods, Univ. Edition

    Security Analysis on Wall Street The principles of investing have always been simple: buy low, sell high. The information needed to make these potentially lucrative decisions, however, is often hard to find, difficult to decipher, and not always reliable. This authoritative new book is the essential reference for students who want to learn the rational, rigorous analysis that is still the most successful way to evaluate securities. Security Analysis on Wall Street explains how the values of common stocks are really determined in today?s marketplace and takes a comprehensive look at the entire security evaluation process, as well as the major valuation techniques currently being used by Wall Street professionals. Beginning with an overview of the environment in which stocks are issued, researched, bought, and sold, Hooke examines the roles of the various players, the rules of the markets, and the activities surrounding initial public offerings. He then probes the intricacies of analyzing and reporting on securities with proven methods for evaluating the merits of a stock. This sophisticated yet straightforward system teaches students how to assess profitable firms; understand marginal performers, leveraged buyouts, and corporate takeovers; and-most importantly-to break down different analyses and get the big answers: Is the security fairly valued, and why or why not? "A welcome successor to Graham and Dodd?s Security Analysis." -Barron?s

  • Wiley Encyclopedia of Molecular Medicine: 5 Volume Set

    The field of molecular biology is revolutionizing human medicine and the applications of molecular biology to medicine are expanding. Encyclopedia of Molecular Medicine brings together those aspects of medicine that have significance at the molecular level, plus advances in molecular biology that are relevant to medicine.
    With over 1,700 separate primary entries, this comprehensive encyclopedia sets the standard for reference works in this rapidly expanding field. Edited by one of the most renowned names in the field of protein science, the coverage in Encyclopedia of Molecular Medicine is multilayered, ranging from the organ to the cell to the molecular and includes extensive cross-referencing.
    Geneticists, biochemists, molecular biologists, medical researchers, and doctors with either an academic or industrial background will find the Encyclopedia of Molecular Medicine an essential resource.

  • The Marriage & Family: Presentation Guide

    * Includes 10 prewritten presentation scripts on a variety of common topics and problems related to couples and families
    * Features handouts, visual aids, quizzes, and other powerful presentation tools
    * Dozens of sample contact letters, brochures, press releases, and other practice-building resources

    Everything you need to conduct polished presentations and workshops

    Presentations and workshops provide mental health professionals with an excellent means of increasing their visibility within their communities and generating new referrals. For many, they also provide a steady source of secondary income. But creating the myriad documents and graphical materials that go into marketing, organizing, and delivering presentations can be a forbidding task for the professional on the go. Now this book saves you the time and trouble of starting from scratch by supplying you with everything you need to conduct highly professional workshops, seminars, and presentations.

    An indispensable resource for experienced and novice presenters alike, The Marriage and Family Presentation Guide supplies you with:
    * 10 scripted, customizable presentations covering an array of topics of crucial interest to couples and families-from building a good marriage and recovering from infidelity to improving parenting skills and managing conflict in the family
    * Handouts, visual aids, suggested video clips, quizzes, and other powerful presentation tools
    * Invaluable presentation pointers, including tips on seating arrangements, timing, body language, using humor, and more
    * Sample press releases, brochures and postcards, contact and follow-up letters, and other potent marketing tools
    * A computer disk containing all the scripts and collateral material in the book

  • Advanced Palm Programming: Professional Developer′s Guide

    Graduate to the next level of Palm programming

    Advanced Palm(TM) Programming Professional Developer?s Guide

    If you?ve been looking for an expert guide to Palm programming that goes beyond the basics, here it is. This book shows you how to create real-world applications that will put you at the forefront of development for the most rapidly growing OS in handheld computing. Pioneering Palm software developers Mann and Rischpater walk you through the source code for their programming examples, teaching you both about algorithms that solve problems specific to the Palm OS and more general purpose application-level programs. In stand-alone chapters designed for easy reference, they provide:
    * A practical modest-precision trigonometric library
    * Routines for floating-point data entry, formatting, and conversion
    * An application to create Palm database (PDB) files on the desktop
    * Map display applications with rich graphics support
    * Simple yet powerful global searching techniques for Palm devices
    * Guidance for building a transport-independent communications API
    * Solutions for quickly accessing records in large databases
    * Debugging techniques for the Palm OS

    The CD-ROM contains complete source code for all the programming samples in the book.

    Professional Developer?s Guides The Professional Developer?s Guide series provides the first in-depth look at recent or emerging programming technologies. Experienced programmers and developers will find comprehensive coverage of new programming standards as well as code, sample programs, developer?s tools, and applications that will make learning a new programming language much easier.

  • A Practical Guide to Understanding the NMR of Polymers

    A Practical Guide to Understanding the NMR of Polymers presents an introduction to the theory and practice of NMR, and includes sections on the fundamental principles of NMR and the applications to polymers. This book will help readers understand how these methods can be used to determine the chemical structure of polymers that influences the macroscopic properties. Solid state NMR methods are introduced to enable the readers to measure the structure of polymers on longer length scales. It is also shown how NMR is used to measure the molecular dynamics that can be related to the mechanical properties of polymers.

  • Elements of Photonics: For Fiber and Integrated Optics

    Provides a particularly good discussion of the electromagnetics of light in bounded media (i.e., fibers).
    * The only book that treats the two complementary topics, fiber and integrated optics.
    * A careful and thorough presentation of the topics that make it well suited for self-study.
    * Includes numerous figures, problems and worked-out solutions.
    * Discusses all the topics essential to modern optical communication systems including optical fibers, quantum electronics, optical amplifiers, and lasers among others.
    * Concludes with a chapter that applies the design skills developed throughout the book to realistic problems in fiber optic communication systems.
    * Heavily illustrated with over 300 figures specially formatted to aid in comprehension.

  • Mathematics Methods for Elementary and Middle School Teachers

    An activity-based approach to teaching with an emphasis on using manipulatives to build conceptual understanding! This invaluable book combines practical teaching ideas, updated assessment techniques, and the NCTM Assessment Standards to give teachers all the background they need to introduce elementary and middle school students to the wonders of mathematics.

  • Cost Control for the Hospitality Industry

    In this text, a leading hospitality educator and industry consultant gives readers the means to ensure customer satisfaction and produce acceptable profit margins. Two new chapters review different methods of cost control strategy and operations, including information systems and computerized cost control.

  • Remarkable Service: A Guide to Winning and Keeping Customers for Servers, Managers, and Restaurant Owners

    The Culinary Institute has produced a clearly written, well-illustrated guide to restaurant service that also includes details of food and dining history to make this an unusually interesting didactic work. The text is designed for fine restaurants of all types, where diners are seated. The book describes the contemporary imperative of restaurant management, one that distinguishes, finally, a good restaurant from a great one. It provides a comprehensive guide to managing front-of-house operations and details the full range of service approaches, including everything from formal to casual.

  • Architectural Graphic Standards

    For over 70 years, Architectural Graphic Standards has been the bedrock design reference for generations of architects, builders and engineers. Now comes the most complete design tool yet--the completely updated and expanded Tenth Edition. You?ll find a wealth of information, complete with 10,000 drawings.

  • Microbiology: Principles and Explorations

    Black has been a best-selling textbook for several editions due to its informal writing style and enlightening examples. The result of years of teaching and investigation, the authors student-centered writing style provides students with the background they need to truly comprehend lectures and classroom discussions. This text is appropriate for mixed major biology courses, allied health, agriculture and food sciences.

  • Mathematics: An Applied Approach Student Solutions Manual

    Making Math Relevant to the Real World The seventh edition lives up to its reputation as a clearly written, comprehensive finite mathematics and calculus text. Students will find a greater emphasis on real-world applications from the fields of business and social sciences, making the material relevant to their studies. From the increased use of boxed formulas to informative explanations of examples, Mizrahi and Sullivan make this edition even more accessible to students. Hallmark Features
    * The comprehensive and readable coverage has received praise through six editions.
    * The text is flexibly organized. A flowchart in the preface shows instructors how to sequence chapters to meet specific needs.
    * Well-graded exercise sets at the end of each section help students gain a better understanding of the material.
    * End-of-chapter study questions for review include true/false and fill-in-the-blank questions with answers.
    * An abundance of realistic examples are provided that gradually increase in difficulty to develop conceptual understanding.
    * Mathematical questions from CPA, CMA, and actuary exams show students the relevance of the material.
    Also available by Mizrahi and Sullivan: Finite Mathematics: An Applied Approach, 8/E (0-471-32202-4)

  • L'Atelier of Joel Robuchon: The Artistry of a Master Chef and His Proteges

    Jo?l Robuchon gives his very best, offering his peers and ambitious gourmets the opportunity to profit from his teaching and successfully recreate-with,the first time ever, all the "inside" information-the classic dishes that have elevated him to a place of international culinary respect and fame. The Atelier-we watch from the wings, able to observe the genesis of creation in Robuchon's own kitchens. Words and images reveal the mysteries of his gastronomic workshop. A privileged view of the gestures and glances of this contemplative world is offered, as we observe one of today's most inspired culinary teachers pass on his techniques and secrets. We are invited to participate in the excitement of a master at work with five of his most inspired pupils: Dominque Bouchet, Cristophe Cussac, Philippe Groult, Beno?t Guichard, and Maurice Guillouet. The Products-we are offered an understanding of eight keystone ingredients from the palette sensibilities of the master himself. Jo?l Robuchon explains why potatoes, caviar, scallops, c?pe mushrooms, sweetbreads, truffles, chestnuts, and almonds are his favorite products. He talks about his research and introduces us to his suppliers, whose attention to quality is second only to Robuchon's own quest for raw perfection. The Recipes-we participate in the unique synthesis of flavors, colors, and textures conceived by the master and his five prot?g?s. Their compositions tease exploration of the eight chosen products and lead us every time toward harmonious composition.

  • Slope Stability and Stabilization Methods

    A major revision of the comprehensive text/reference

    Written by world-leading geotechnical engineers who share almost 100 years of combined experience, Slope Stability and Stabilization, Second Edition assembles the background information, theory, analytical methods, design and construction approaches, and practical examples necessary to carry out a complete slope stability project.

    Retaining the best features of the previous edition, this new book has been completely updated to address the latest trends and methodology in the field. Features include:

    • All-new chapters on shallow failures and stability of landfill slopes
    • New material on probabilistic stability analysis, cost analysis of stabilization alternatives, and state-of-the-art techniques in time-domain reflectometry to help engineers plan and model new designs
    • Tested and FHA-approved procedures for the geotechnical stage of highway, tunnel, and bridge projects
    • Sound guidance for geotechnical stage design and planning for virtually all types of construction