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The Wizards of Once: Twice Magic

The Wizards of Once: Twice Magic [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1444941410
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Publisher: Hachette Children\'s
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The No.1 bestselling series from current Waterstones Children's Laureate and author of How To Train Your Dragon, Cressida Cowell. Enter a land of wizards, warriors, mythical creatures and powerful Magic in an exciting fantasy adventure. Witches are creating havoc in the Wildwoods and danger lurks behind every tree trunk. Wish is in possession of a powerful, Magic Spelling Book; Xar has a dangerous Witchstain on his hand. Together they can save the Wildwoods from the curse of the Witches but they are separated by the highest wall imaginable, and time is running out ... It was unlikely that these heroes should meet in the first place. Is it possible they are destined to meet TWICE? 'A rollercoaster of suspense and surprise' GUARDIAN 'Cowell is moving towards national treasure' BIG ISSUE 'Another coup from Cowell' SUNDAY TIMES

Once Two Sisters

Once Two Sisters [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1643855263
Author: Sarah Warburton
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
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Once Two Sisters by Sarah Warburton Book Resume:

Perfect for fans of Alafair Burke and Megan Collins, Sarah Warburton's debut novel that explores the dangerous bond between sisters. When her sister goes missing, Zoe assumes it's just another one of her estranged sibling's stunts--but the danger is all too real. Zoe Hallett and her sister, Ava, are the precocious offspring of two pioneering scientists, but the sisters have been estranged for years. When Zoe reads a news story about Ava's mysterious disappearance, she assumes it's just another of her sister's twisted fictions, designed to blame Zoe and destroy the peaceful life she's created with her husband and beautiful stepdaughter in Houston. But Zoe's email is hacked to send threatening messages to Ava--and a more sinister picture begins to emerge. Zoe returns to her home state of Virginia to prove her innocence to the authorities, to her parents, and to Glenn, her ex-boyfriend and current brother-in-law. For the first time, Zoe begins to believe Ava is in grave danger, and when Glenn catches her searching for clues in Ava's home, she looks guiltier than ever--but maybe Glenn is not all he seems. The clues Zoe finds point to a bizarre link between Ava's disappearance and her mother's "research". Is there a secret someone is trying to protect? And would someone be willing to kill to protect it? As her sister's life hangs in the balance, Zoe draws on hidden reserves of strength and hope to save the sister she never thought she loved.

Social Indicators of Well-Being

Social Indicators of Well-Being [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1468422537
Author: Frank M. Andrews,Stephen B. Withey
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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Social Indicators of Well-Being by Frank M. Andrews,Stephen B. Withey Book Resume:

This is a study about perceptions of well-being. Its purpose is to investigate how these perceptions are organized in the minds of different groups of American adults, to find valid and efficient ways of measuring these percep tions, to suggest ways these measurement methods could be implemented to yield a series of social indicators, and to provide some initial readings on these indicators; i.e., some information about the levels of well-being perceived by Americans. The findings are based on data from more than five thousand Americans and include results from four separate representative samplings of the American population. One of the ways our research is unusual is that it includes a major methodological component. Typical surveys involve a modest effort at instru ment development, the application of the instrument to a group of respondents, and an analysis of the resulting data that mainly describes the people studied. Our work, however, was implemented in a series of sequential cycles, each of which consisted of conceptual development, instrument design, data collection, analysis, and interpretation. Ideas and findings generated in prior cycles affected the design of subsequent cycles.

Financial Planning and Counseling Scales

Financial Planning and Counseling Scales [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 144196908X
Author: John E. Grable,Kristy L. Archuleta,R. Roudi Nazarinia Roy
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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Financial Planning and Counseling Scales by John E. Grable,Kristy L. Archuleta,R. Roudi Nazarinia Roy Book Resume:

The personal, household, and consumer finance field is growing quite rapidly, especially as universities and policy makers see the need for additional research and clinical application in this dynamic area of study. Currently, the profession is advancing towards the stage where professional practice becomes increasingly evidenced-based. Financial Planning and Counseling Scales provides educators, researchers, students, and practitioners with a much needed review of reliable and valid personal assessment scales and instruments that can be used for both research and clinical practice. In addition to presenting actual scales and instruments with applicable psychometric details, the book also includes an overview of measurement issues and psychometric evaluation.

Political Participation in Asia

Political Participation in Asia [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9814651753
Author: Ginger L Denton
Publisher: World Scientific
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Political Participation in Asia by Ginger L Denton Book Resume:

This book examines types of political participation in ten Asian countries. The inquiry begins by building on past theories of types of political behavior and who participates in each type. Then six dimensions of political participation are constructed and tested using a survey dataset from the Asian Barometer Survey. The findings from this empirical analysis indicate that Asians also fall into six political behavior types. The analysis continues with an examination of social characteristics (such as age, gender, income, etc.) that help determine with which type of participation one will be involved. After examining participation in the region as a whole, the scope of this book turns to a quantitative investigation of individual countries in Asia. Contents:Introduction to Asian Political BehaviorLiterature ReviewParticipation in the Asian ContextTypologies of Participation in AsiaPolitical Behavior within Ten Asian CountriesConclusion Readership: Academics, undergraduate and graduate students, professionals interested in political participation, political behavior in Asian countries. Key Features:Examines all aspects of political participation in Asia instead of focusing on just voter turnoutIncludes survey data from thousands of individuals, across ten countries, to help quantitatively explain participation patterns in AsiaKeywords:Political Participation;Asia;Political Behavior;Voting

Crafting Conundrums

Crafting Conundrums [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1466588497
Author: Ellie Baker,Susan Goldstine
Publisher: CRC Press
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Crafting Conundrums by Ellie Baker,Susan Goldstine Book Resume:

Designed for crafters, puzzle lovers, and pattern designers alike, Crafting Conundrums: Puzzles and Patterns for the Bead Crochet Artist provides methods, challenges, and patterns that offer a springboard for creative exploration. All are illustrated with beautiful color diagrams and photographs. Experienced bead crochet crafters looking for a project may choose to skip ahead to the pattern pages and begin crocheting from an abundance of unique, mathematically inspired designs. Those wishing to design their own patterns will find many useful tools, template patterns, and a new methodology for understanding how to do so even without using math. Puzzle lovers without previous knowledge of bead crochet will also find ample inspiration for learning the craft. The first part of the book describes the basic requirements and constraints of a bead crochet pattern and explains what makes designing in this medium so tricky. The authors present their new design framework and offer insight on how best to approach design choices and issues unique to bead crochet. The second part presents a series of bead crochet design challenges informed by colorful bits of mathematics, including topology, graph theory, knot theory, tessellations, and wallpaper groups. Each chapter in this section begins with a design puzzle accompanied by an introduction to the mathematical idea that inspired it. The authors then discuss what made the challenge difficult, present some of their solutions, and describe the thinking and ideas behind their approach. The final part contains nearly 100 original bead crochet patterns, including solutions to all the design challenges. This part also provides a tutorial on the fundamentals of bead crochet technique. Behind the deceptively simple and uniform arrangement of beads is a subtle geometry that produces compelling design challenges and fascinating mathematical structures. In color throughout, Crafting Conundrums gives both math enthusiasts and crafters an innovative approach to creating bead crochet patterns while addressing a variety of mathematically inspired design questions. Supplementary materials, including demo videos, are available on the book’s CRC Press web page.

A Compendium of Tests, Scales and Questionnaires

A Compendium of Tests, Scales and Questionnaires [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1000144453
Author: Robyn L. Tate
Publisher: Psychology Press
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A Compendium of Tests, Scales and Questionnaires by Robyn L. Tate Book Resume:

This Compendium is a comprehensive reference manual containing an extensive selection of instruments developed to measure signs and symptoms commonly encountered in neurological conditions, both progressive and non-progressive. It provides a repository of established instruments, as well as newly-developed scales, and covers all aspects of the functional consequences of acquired brain impairment. In particular, the text provides a detailed review of approximately 150 specialist instruments for the assessment of people with neurological conditions such as dementia, multiple sclerosis, stroke and traumatic brain injury. Part A presents scales examining body functions, including consciousness and orientation; general and specific cognitive functions; regulation of behaviour, thought, and emotion; and motor-sensory functions. Part B reviews scales of daily living activities and community participation. Part C focuses on contextual factors, specifically environmental issues, and Part D contains multidimensional and quality of life instruments. Each instrument is described in a stand-alone report using a uniform format. A brief history of the instrument's development is provided, along with a description of item content and administration/scoring procedures. Psychometric properties are reviewed and a critical commentary is provided. Key references are cited and in most cases the actual scale is included, giving the reader easy access to the instrument. The structure of the book directly maps onto the taxonomy of the influential International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (World Health Organization, 2001), enabling linkage of clinical concepts across health conditions. The Compendium will be a valuable reference for clinicians, researchers, educators, and graduate students, and a practical resource for those involved in the assessment of people with brain impairment. The book is accompanied by a password protected website. For a one-off payment, purchasers of the book can gain online access to the majority of the tests, scales and questionnaires featured in the book as downloadable PDFs. See inside the book for more details.

The Mismeasure of Crime

The Mismeasure of Crime [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1452239169
Author: Clayton J. Mosher,Terance D. Miethe,Timothy C. Hart
Publisher: SAGE
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The Mismeasure of Crime by Clayton J. Mosher,Terance D. Miethe,Timothy C. Hart Book Resume:

Filled with real world examples derived from media reports on crime trends and other sources, this fully updated Second Edition analyzes the specific errors that can occur in the three most common methods used to report crime—official crime data, self report, and victimization studies. For each method, the authors examine strengths and weaknesses, the fundamental issues surrounding accuracy, and the method's application to theoretical and policy research. Throughout the book, the authors demonstrate the factors that underlie crime data and illustrate the fundamental links between theory, policy, and data measurement.

Tom Finney Autobiography

Tom Finney Autobiography [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1472225783
Author: Tom Finney
Publisher: Headline
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Tom Finney Autobiography by Tom Finney Book Resume:

Tom Finney personifies a vanished golden era of football, playing his entire career under the maximum wage and never wavering in his loyalty to Preston North End. A true gentleman of the game, who is still justifiably idolised more than 40 years since he retired from football, Finney recalls the highs and lows of his marvellous career with a warmth and affection that will appeal to all who read his story. But Finney's life has been about much more than football, and he writes movingly about his current role as full-time carer to his beloved wife, Elsie.

Knitter's Sketchbook

Knitter's Sketchbook [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1785005383
Author: Emma Vining
Publisher: The Crowood Press
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Knitter's Sketchbook by Emma Vining Book Resume:

Inspiration for twist and cable designs can be seen everywhere in the natural world and the urban environment, from the cracks in the pavement to building walls, posts and pillars. In A Knitter's Sketchbook: Design Inspiration for Twists and Cables, creative designer Emma Vining shares her experience of capturing pattern ideas in many diverse locations and settings, offering a design-led approach to creating unique knitting stitch patterns. This inspirational book takes a new look at hand knitting techniques that uses twisted stitches and cables. It can be used in many different ways: as a stitch library, a collection of knitting patterns or as a starting point to inspire designers for a personalized knitter's sketchbook. This beautifully illustrated book explores: the history of knitted twists and cables; demonstrates how using different yarns affect stitch patterns; describes twist and cable techniques and terminology; presents a wide-ranging stitch library with ideas to inspire further designs; illustrates the techniques with ten creative accessory patterns. This book illustrates these techniques with ten creative accessory patterns in the form of 189 colour photographs and 141 line artworks.

Big Book of Baby Knits

Big Book of Baby Knits [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1607659123
Author: Editions Marie Claire
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing
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Big Book of Baby Knits by Editions Marie Claire Book Resume:

The only baby knitting book you’ll ever need, Big Book of Baby Knits features a collection of over 80 adorable projects that range in difficulty so there’s something for everyone to accomplish, no matter your skill level! With clear instructions, written patterns with charts, gorgeous photography, and tips along the way, projects can be accomplished fairly quickly. From baby clothes and toys to baby blankets and accessories, these achievable designs include charming ideas for both boys and girls, as well as gender-neutral styles. With Big Book of Baby Knits, you’ll be inspired to practice your skills while making something special for the special little one in your life!

Comfort Knitting & Crochet: Babies & Toddlers

Comfort Knitting & Crochet: Babies & Toddlers [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1497601487
Author: Norah Gaughan,Berroco Design Team
Publisher: Open Road Media
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Comfort Knitting & Crochet: Babies & Toddlers by Norah Gaughan,Berroco Design Team Book Resume:

Handmade gifts for little ones, from blankets to bonnets to toys. Nary a knitter or crocheter can resist making soft, snuggly things for babies. In Comfort Knitting & Crochet: Babies & Toddlers, the Berroco design team (led by superstar design director Norah Gaughan) cover all of the cozy bases, presenting blankets, sweaters, bonnets, and plush toys. Like the first book in the Comfort series—Comfort Knitting & Crochet: Afghans—this one features 50 knit and crochet projects using the company’s bestselling, affordably priced Comfort and Vintage yarns. With project styles ranging from traditional pastels and Aran knits to midcentury modern color-blocking, and challenge levels ranging from beginner to advanced, there’s something for every knitter and crocheter—and every baby they love—in this beautiful collection.

TPM for the Lean Factory

TPM for the Lean Factory [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1351407481
Author: Keisuke Arai
Publisher: Routledge
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TPM for the Lean Factory by Keisuke Arai Book Resume:

Lean manufacturing cannot happen in a factory that lacks dependable, effective equipment. Breakdowns and processing defects translate into excess work-in-process and finished inventory, kept on hand ""just in case."" Recurring minor stoppages force employees to watch automated equipment that should run by itself. TPM gives a framework for addressing such problems, but many companies implement TPM at a superficial level, and the resulting productivity gains fall short of their potential. If your TPM implementation has resulted in posters and logos rather than a rise of productivity, how are you addressing this halt of progress? In TPM for the Lean Factory, authors Sekine and Arai teach you to identify and attack the key equipment-related problems and misunderstandings that make plants miss their lean manufacturing goals. Written for companies with a basic TPM framework already in place, you'll learn three powerful approaches for cutting this waste: The new 5Ss: focusing on standard locations and labeling through the first 2Ss Instant maintenance: mastering quick repairs of minor equipment failures Improved setup operations: organizing the preparation to save time and prevent errors Chapters on cell design, product and process quality factor testing, and daily equipment inspection give you additional weapons for fighting waste and low productivity. For practical application, an implementation overview summarizes the steps for each topic, keyed to a set of 50 adaptable worksheets and examples. A practical and supportive resource, TPM for the Lean Factory extends a fresh vision and focus to help you get top results from your TPM efforts.

Flowers of the Month Granny Squares

Flowers of the Month Granny Squares [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1627882642
Author: Margaret Hubert
Publisher: Creative Publishing international
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Flowers of the Month Granny Squares by Margaret Hubert Book Resume:

Spring, summer, winter or fall--enjoy the perfect crochet book for any season! Flowers of the Month Granny Squares includes both written and charted instructions for 12 original granny squares representing a new flower for every month of the year. For those new to crocheting granny quares or those who just need a refresher, all the granny square basics are covered. Complete instructions are also provided for combining all the squares into a fabulous flowery blanket. Use your imagination with these unique granny squares to create a blanket, sweater, hat, or almost any other crocheted item. Since you work on small pieces one at a time, this technique is perfect for anyone new to crocheting or just want a project that's great for on-the-go crochet. Let designer Margaret Hubert be your guide to her fun, fast, pretty world of flower-inspired granny squares!

Flowers of the Month Granny Squares

Flowers of the Month Granny Squares [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1610588819
Author: Margaret Hubert
Publisher: Creative Publishing international
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Flowers of the Month Granny Squares by Margaret Hubert Book Resume:

The beloved granny square is the crocheter’s foundation for countless projects and is adored for its portability, versatility, and endless variety. With The Granny Square Book, Margaret Hubert showed how the humble granny makes the transition from tried-and-true blankets to all kinds of fashionable garments and accessories. Now, in Granny Square Flowers, Margaret presents 50 all-new granny squares with a botanical theme, then, using beautiful yarns and her keen design sense, she broadens their usefulness to making 15 new projects that will have you saying, “Wow, I didn’t know I could make that with granny squares!” Each granny square is presented in a large, full-color photo accompanied by both written and diagrammed instructions. All sample squares are crocheted in bright colors of smooth cotton yarn to clearly show the stitch patterns. Projects using the floral granny squares include clothing for babies, children, and adults; fashion accessories, home décor items, and gifts. These projects use a wide variety of yarn types, fiber content, and weights--both LYS brands and big box brands—to demonstrate the versatility of granny squares. All yarn descriptions are included in generic terms with gauge and hook size information so you can easily substitute other choices.

Granny Squares, One Square at a Time / Amulet Bag Kit

Granny Squares, One Square at a Time / Amulet Bag Kit [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1610581644
Author: Margaret Hubert
Publisher: Creative Publishing international
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Granny Squares, One Square at a Time / Amulet Bag Kit by Margaret Hubert Book Resume:

Granny squares are to crochet what pieced squares are to quilting. They originated with pioneer women using up precious scraps of yarn to make blankets for their families, and over the years, many recognized, named patterns have been handed down from one generation to the next. Beyond this treasury of 75 different granny square motifs, Margaret Hubert shows the evolution of the granny square, how it can be used and interpreted in different ways with different yarns, and how today's crocheter can design her own projects using the granny squares of her choice with the yarn choices of today. Just as Margaret learned from her grandmother and mother and then passed the skill down to her daughter and granddaughter, each generation finds new uses and artistic ways to interpret granny squares.

The Granny Square Book, Second Edition

The Granny Square Book, Second Edition [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 158923958X
Author: Margaret Hubert
Publisher: Creative Publishing international
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The Granny Square Book, Second Edition by Margaret Hubert Book Resume:

This updated second edition of The Granny Square Book features 25 brand new squares, and 25 all-new projects to make. Beginners welcome! Margaret Hubert makes learning to crochet easy. Since it was first published in 2011, The Granny Square Book has instructed and inspired more than 70,000 crocheters to make and create beautiful, stylish projects with these classic motifs. Now designer and author Margaret Hubert has updated her bestselling and beloved book to include 25 additional crochet squares (for a total of 100!) and 25 all-new projects to make, wear, and give. Margaret shows the evolution of the granny square, how it can be used and interpreted in different ways with different yarns, and how today's crocheter can design her own projects using the granny squares of her choice with the yarn choices of today. Among the designs are accessories (headbands, bags, and jewelry); garments (vests, jackets, and tops); and decorative items and gifts (afghans, pillows, and a sweater set for baby). The Granny Square Book, Second Edition, offers crocheters at all skill levels more, and more to love about, this timeless motif.

Physiology and Medicine of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy E-Book

Physiology and Medicine of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy E-Book [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1437710956
Author: Tom S. Neuman,Stephen R. Thom
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
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Physiology and Medicine of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy E-Book by Tom S. Neuman,Stephen R. Thom Book Resume:

Written by internationally recognized leaders in hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) research and practice, this exciting new book provides evidence-based, practical, useful information for anyone involved in HBOT. It outlines the physiologic principles that constitute the basis for understanding the clinical implications for treatment and describes recent advances and current research, along with new approaches to therapy. This book is an essential tool for anyone who cares for patients with difficult-to-heal wounds, wounds from radiation therapy, carbon monoxide poisoning, and more. Provides comprehensive coverage of pathophysiology and clinically relevant information so you can master the specialty. Covers the relevance of HBOT in caring for diverse populations including critical care patients, infants and pediatric patients, and divers. Features a section on the technical aspects of HBOT to provide insight into the technology and physics regarding HBO chambers. Presents evidence to support the effectiveness of HBOT as well as the possible side effects. Describes situations where HBOT would be effective through indication-specific chapters on chronic wounds, radiation and crush injuries, decompression sickness, and more.

Prevention of Alcohol Abuse

Prevention of Alcohol Abuse [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1461326575
Author: Peter M. Miller,Ted D. Nirenberg
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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Prevention of Alcohol Abuse by Peter M. Miller,Ted D. Nirenberg Book Resume:

The abuse of alcohol presents a major health problem throughout the world. Until recently both clinical and research efforts have been geared toward treatment and rehabilitation of alcoholism. With the growing num ber of problem drinkers entering treatment, the need for a better under standing of the prevention of alcohol abuse has become increasingly evi dent. Although still in its infancy, the field of alcoholism prevention is growing at a rapid rate. Increasing numbers of behavioral scientists through out the world are conducting or planning prevention projects. Policy plan ners, school administrators, military agencies, community groups, state and local alcoholism agencies, and industries are initiating alcohol abuse preven tion programs with fervor. Legislators at all levels of government are also developing a keen interest in legislation aimed at reducing the extent of problem drinking. This book represents one of the first systematic attempts to compile a comprehensive text on the prevention of alcohol abuse. Many of the con tributors to Prevention 0/ Alcohol Abuse have international reputations that strengthen their understanding of the complex nature of prevention. By providing a critical review of the current knowledge about prevention, the text will serve to stimulate and lay the groundwork for further prevention efforts. We thank all of the chapter authors for their excellent contributions. It is through their efforts that the field will thrive. Our appreciation also is expressed to Leonard Pace, formerly of Plenum Press, for his encourage ment and helpful comments in the development of the text.

Neuro-Oncology E-Book

Neuro-Oncology E-Book [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 145570377X
Author: Jeremy Rees,Patrick Y Wen
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
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Neuro-Oncology E-Book by Jeremy Rees,Patrick Y Wen Book Resume:

Neuro-Oncology—a new title in the Blue Books of Practical Neurology series—is a concise and clinically applicable guide to this dynamic subspecialty. Jeremy Rees, PhD, MRCP and Patrick Y. Wen, MD present the most current information on the treatment and management of primary CNS tumors, secondary brain tumors, and the neurological complications of other cancers and their therapies in a format and scope appealing to both the general neurologist and the subspecialist. Access comprehensive coverage of treatment for adult and pediatric conditions—including tumors of the spinal cord as well as the brain. Find coverage of recent advances easily thanks to the emphasis on the latest clinical and laboratory findings and their implications for clinical management and treatment. Apply the possibilities and outcomes of neuro-oncologic surgery within the context of neurologic practice. Address the neurologic complications of cancer and its treatment as well as of primary and secondary tumors. Tap into the global perspectives of experts from all around the world for a multi-disciplinary approach to practice.

Well-Being of Older People in Ageing Societies

Well-Being of Older People in Ageing Societies [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1351873296
Author: Asghar Zaidi
Publisher: Routledge
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Well-Being of Older People in Ageing Societies by Asghar Zaidi Book Resume:

Well-Being of Older People in Ageing Societies poses answers to the question of how we can measure and conceptualize the well-being of older people. It focuses on the future research agenda and policy reforms that will be necessary to maintain a decent well-being for older people, given the context of our ageing populations. This book draws on longitudinal datasets and empirical research on the multidimensional measures of older people’s welfare, providing a comparative analysis of social assistance and pensions for older people in the UK and The Netherlands. This title will be essential reading to anyone with an interest in gerontology and the effect society, public policy and governance can have on the welfare of older people.

Clinical Supervision Activities for Increasing Competence and Self-Awareness

Clinical Supervision Activities for Increasing Competence and Self-Awareness [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1118827910
Author: Roy A. Bean,Sean D. Davis,Maureen P. Davey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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Clinical Supervision Activities for Increasing Competence and Self-Awareness by Roy A. Bean,Sean D. Davis,Maureen P. Davey Book Resume:

Cultivate self-awareness, empathy, and clinical competence inthe mental health professionals you supervise Providing tested guidance for clinical supervisors of mentalhealth professionals, editors Roy A. Bean, Sean D. Davis, andMaureen P. Davey draw from their own backgrounds in training,private practice, and academe, as well as from an internationalpanel of experts representing various mental health fields toprovide activities and best practices that allow therapists tobetter serve an increasingly diverse set of clients and issues. While clinical skills are easily observed, the more subtle areasof self-awareness, or exploring unexamined judgments are moredifficult to spot and to provide supervision and guidance for. Thenumerous experiential activities included will help supervisors andthe mental health professional they supervise develop their skillsand techniques around: Intuition Empathy Self-awareness Mindfulness Multicultural awareness Perspective taking The book covers both clinical as well as diversity-focusedcompetence and awareness, and suggests various forms of activities,including research exercises, reflection, journaling, and more.Each activity includes measurement metrics as well as additionalresources that help clinicians identify the best activity for agiven situation. Appropriate for clinicians at every level and froma multitude of backgrounds, these tried and tested best practicescan be used in clinical supervision, as a class assignment, or tofacilitate professional growth.

15 Two-Block Quilts

15 Two-Block Quilts [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 160705728X
Author: Claudia Olson
Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc
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15 Two-Block Quilts by Claudia Olson Book Resume:

If you’ve ever marveled at the deceptively complex effect of a two-block quilt, this is the book for you. The secondary design created by placing two blocks side by side adds up to much more than just the sum of its parts. 15 two-block quilt projects help you put the process into practice - choose from Churn Dash Memories, Kansas Windmill, Shoo Box, and more fun block combinations. Claudia’s detailed directions teach you the tricks of the technique so you can design your own two-block quilts. Learn which types of blocks work well together and why, for sensational secondary design effects. Includes instructions for extending blocks into borders. Easy rotary cutting and strip piecing.

One Day Doilies

One Day Doilies [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1590128370
Author: Annie's
Publisher: Annie\'s Wholesale
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One Day Doilies by Annie's Book Resume:

8 stunning doilies that can be made in a day! Each design is made using size 10 crochet cotton thread. Various shapes, sizes and colors are included in this book. Skill Level: Easy to intermediate.

The Student's Sanskrit-English Dictionary

The Student's Sanskrit-English Dictionary [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 8120800443
Author: Vaman Shivram Apte
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass
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The Student's Sanskrit-English Dictionary by Vaman Shivram Apte Book Resume:

The present Dictionary meets the need of the English knowing reader who is interested in the study of classical as well as modern Sanskrit. It covers a very large field--Epics such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata, Puranas and Upapuranas, Smrti and Niti literature, Darsanas or systems of Philosophy, such as Nyaya, Vedanta, Mimamsa, Sankhya and Yoga, Grammar, Rhetoric, Poetry in all its Branches, Dramatic and Narrative literature, Mathematics, Medicine, Botany, Astronomy, Music and other technical or scientific branches of learning. Thus, it embraces all words occurring in the general post-Vedic literature. It includes most of the important terms in Grammar. It gives quotations and references to the peculiar and remarkable meaning of words, especially such as occur in books prescribed for study in the Indian and foreign universitieis. It also renders explanation of important technical terms occurring in different branches of Sanskrit learning. To add to its usefulness, the work includes three appendices.

A Lexicon, Hebrew, Chaldee, and English

A Lexicon, Hebrew, Chaldee, and English [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1606080652
Author: Samuel Lee
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Multiple Approaches to Intelligent Systems

Multiple Approaches to Intelligent Systems [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3540487654
Author: Ibrahim F. Imam,Yves Kodratoff,Ayman El-Dessouki,Moonis Ali
Publisher: Springer
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Multiple Approaches to Intelligent Systems by Ibrahim F. Imam,Yves Kodratoff,Ayman El-Dessouki,Moonis Ali Book Resume:

We never create anything, We discover and reproduce. The Twelfth International Conference on Industrial and Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems has a distinguished theme. It is concerned with bridging the gap between the academic and the industrial worlds of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Expert Systems. The academic world is mainly concerned with discovering new algorithms, approaches, and methodologies; however, the industrial world is mainly driven by profits, and concerned with producing new products or solving customers’ problems. Ten years ago, the artificial intelligence research gap between academia and industry was very broad. Recently, this gap has been narrowed by the emergence of new fields and new joint research strategies in academia. Among the new fields which contributed to the academic-industrial convergence are knowledge representation, machine learning, searching, reasoning, distributed AI, neural networks, data mining, intelligent agents, robotics, pattern recognition, vision, applications of expert systems, and others. It is worth noting that the end results of research in these fields are usually products rather than empirical analyses and theoretical proofs. Applications of such technologies have found great success in many domains including fraud detection, internet service, banking, credit risk and assessment, telecommunication, etc. Progress in these areas has encouraged the leading corporations to institute research funding programs for academic institutes. Others have their own research laboratories, some of which produce state of the art research.

Margeau Blanc

Margeau Blanc [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0486816605
Author: Margeau Soboti
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
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Margeau Blanc by Margeau Soboti Book Resume:

Patterns for seven white sweaters and six fall/winter accessories are accompanied by clear instructions, diagrams, and color photos. Elegant in their simplicity, these items are accessible to novice knitters.

The Supportive Network

The Supportive Network [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1000455335
Author: G. Clare Wenger
Publisher: Routledge
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The Supportive Network by G. Clare Wenger Book Resume:

Much previous research on elderly people had focused on their problems, and had created an impression of a group of isolated individuals suffering from almost insurmountable social difficulties. Originally published in 1984, this study of the everyday lives of elderly people, and the sources of help and care available to them in the community at the time, made a special contribution by showing how they can and do make creative adaptations to the challenge of age, and by increasing our understanding of their informal networks of support. The author looks not only at the role and availability of family, but also of friends, neighbours, voluntary associations and statutory services and the composite networks of support which these contacts form, noting differences related to gender, class and household composition. The detailed picture that she presents would be invaluable to those teachers, students and practitioners of social work concerned with the development of more community-based patterns of social work, as recommended by the Barclay Report, and to policy makers who needed to understand how sometimes strained natural support systems may be reinforced and maintained. The book also extends our knowledge of the normal lives of elderly people and will be of general interest to social gerontologists and network theorists in sociology and anthropology.

A Garden Party of Quilts

A Garden Party of Quilts [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1607050625
Author: Joen Wolfrom
Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc
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A Garden Party of Quilts by Joen Wolfrom Book Resume:

Color expert Joen Wolfrom shows you great color choices for spectacular flower quilts. From traditional tulips to whimsical modern florals — let these blooming beauties grow in your own quilt garden! 7 stunning flower quilt projects. These fabulous flowers are completely machine pieced! Projects for quilters of all levels

Wong's Essentials of Pediatric Nursing - E-Book

Wong's Essentials of Pediatric Nursing - E-Book [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0323429904
Author: David Wilson,Cheryl C Rodgers
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Wong's Essentials of Pediatric Nursing - E-Book by David Wilson,Cheryl C Rodgers Book Resume:

Awarded first place in the 2017 AJN Book of the Year Awards in the Child Health category. Known for its accuracy, evidence-based focus, and engaging writing style, Wong’s Essentials of Pediatric Nursing, 10th Edition has been the #1 title in the pediatric nursing market since it first published in 1980! Thoroughly revised to equip you with the latest research and guidelines for treating children today, it encourages a whole-body approach by beginning with child development and health promotion to better understand the later chapters on specific health problems. A new chapter featuring all systems cancers provides comprehensive information in one place. Nursing Care Plans now incorporate additional case studies to personalize interventions and promote critical thinking.

Wong's Clinical Manual of Pediatric Nursing - E-Book

Wong's Clinical Manual of Pediatric Nursing - E-Book [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0323294162
Author: David Wilson,Marilyn J. Hockenberry
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
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Wong's Clinical Manual of Pediatric Nursing - E-Book by David Wilson,Marilyn J. Hockenberry Book Resume:

Portable and convenient, Wong's Clinical Manual of Pediatric Nursing, 8th Edition is your "go-to" clinical guide for the care of children and their families, whether in the hospital, clinic, community setting, or home. It includes assessment tools that may be used in practice, nursing care plans for specific disorders, and new information on pediatric pain assessment and management. Evidence-based guidelines are updated and also include patient teaching instructions, so you'll find all information on a specific procedure in one location. Written by leading pediatric experts David Wilson and Marilyn Hockenberry, this reference includes a companion Evolve website with nursing care plans that may be customized and printed for use with individual patients. Complete, concise assessment data on general health, specific problems, nutrition, sleep, and growth and development is easy to access in the clinical setting. UNIQUE! Evidence-based interventions include guidelines for treating pediatric patients and providing information to their families and caregivers, with new interventions added on phototherapy and asthma inhalers. UNIQUE! Safety Alerts highlight safety information throughout the book. UNIQUE! Atraumatic Care boxes contain techniques for care that minimize pain, discomfort, and stress. Nursing Care Plans include guidelines and examples for developing care plans for patients, and a companion Evolve website allows you to modify, customize, and print these care plans. UNIQUE! A community focus includes guidelines to interventions, patient teaching, and home care, along with Community Focus boxes throughout book. Tables and charts for health promotion summarize nutrition, immunizations, safety and injury prevention, and parental guidance. Common laboratory test data is provided at your fingertips. UNIQUE! Modifiable Nursing Care Plans for 24 pediatric conditions are included in the care plan constructor on the companion Evolve website. UNIQUE! Patient teaching instructions on Evolve allow you to print and disseminate sets of easy-to-understand instructions to caregivers, with 15 translated into Spanish. NEW Pain Assessment and Management unit presents pain management strategies for the neonate, child, and adolescent. NEW! Full-color photos of dermatologic conditions help you diagnose the pediatric dermatologic problems most commonly seen in practice.

The Disciples' Prayer

The Disciples' Prayer [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1451496613
Author: Jeffrey B. Gibson
Publisher: Fortress Press
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The Disciples' Prayer by Jeffrey B. Gibson Book Resume:

What are Christians praying when they pray the "Lord's Prayer," and what relationship does it have with Jesus' own context? Jeffrey B. Gibson disputes the view that Jesus' prayer was derived from Jewish synagogal prayers. Understanding its intent requires understanding Jesus' purpose in calling disciples as witnesses against "this generation." In context, the prayer was not eschatological and was not aimed at "calling down" into the present the realities of the "age to come." Rather, it was meant to protect disciples from the temptations of their age.

Alternatives to Imprisonment

Alternatives to Imprisonment [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781412816809
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Alternatives to Imprisonment by Book Resume:

Study of community corrections in Sweden provides policy guidance, based on highly original research and profound thought, that should interest and benefit all who are concerned with alternatives to imprisonment.

Wong's Essentials of Pediatric Nursing - E-Book

Wong's Essentials of Pediatric Nursing - E-Book [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0323683207
Author: Marilyn J. Hockenberry,David Wilson,Cheryl C Rodgers
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
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Wong's Essentials of Pediatric Nursing - E-Book by Marilyn J. Hockenberry,David Wilson,Cheryl C Rodgers Book Resume:

As the #1 title in the pediatric nursing market for over 40 years, Wong's Essentials of Pediatric Nursing, 11th Edition continues to leverage its trademark developmental approach as it equips readers with the very latest research and guidelines for treating children today. The text utilizes a highly-readable writing style and encourages a whole-body approach — beginning with child development and health promotion to better understand the later chapters on specific health problems. This new eleventh edition also features Next Generation NCLEX®-style case studies and questions, a new chapter covering all systems cancers, additional case studies within the nursing care plans, and updated and expanded evidence-based content throughout to best reflect the latest standards and trends impacting pediatric nursing care today. Developmental approach clearly identifies developmental tasks and influences at each stage of a child’s growth. Emphasis on wellness features health promotion chapters for each developmental stage of childhood. Critical thinking case studies with answers are found throughout the text. Quality patient outcomes are highlighted within nursing management discussions for major diseases and disorders. Drug alerts draw attention to potential safety issues, reflecting QSEN safety initiative. Family focus includes a separate family chapter as well as family content and Family-Centered Care boxes integrated throughout the text. Community Focus boxes provide resources and guidance on caring for children outside the clinical setting. Evidence-Based Practice boxes focus attention on the application of research and critical thought processes to support and guide the outcomes of nursing care. Chapter on complementary & alternative therapy cover timely topics to aid in providing complete, comprehensive care. Nursing care plans provide a model for planning patient care and include rationales that provide the "why." Research Focus boxes highlight current studies that impact pediatric nursing today. Cultural content and Cultural Considerations boxes are integrated throughout the text to draw attention to customs and beliefs of different cultures that influence childcare. Atraumatic Care boxes contain techniques for care that minimize pain, discomfort, or stress. Nursing tips offer helpful hints and practical, clinical information of a non-emergency nature. Nursing alerts feature critical information that MUST BE considered in providing care. Emergency Treatment sections provide a quick reference in critical situations. Nursing care guidelines provide clear, step-by-step instructions for performing specific skills or procedures.

Crochet One-Skein Wonders

Crochet One-Skein Wonders [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1603428666
Author: Judith Durant,Edie Eckman
Publisher: Storey Publishing
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Crochet One-Skein Wonders by Judith Durant,Edie Eckman Book Resume:

In this all-crochet addition to the One-Skein Wonders® series, Edie Eckman and Judith Durant offer 101 exciting crochet projects — including jewelry, scarves, bags, hats, dresses, and home decor items — that each use just one skein of yarn. With projects organized by yarn type and weight, you’ll be crocheting lacy shrugs for the springtime and heavy-duty beanies for the snowy winter months. Whatever your experience level, you’re sure to find a delightfully portable project that suits your individual style.

Administrative Discretion in Action

Administrative Discretion in Action [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0739178598
Author: Amanda M. Olejarski
Publisher: Lexington Books
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Administrative Discretion in Action by Amanda M. Olejarski Book Resume:

Given that this book is written for scholars, practitioners, students, and community members, it emphasizes praxis, the critical interface between public administration theory and the practice of eminent domain. This book is the most comprehensive analysis on eminent domain in the field of public administration and offers unprecedented access and candor among public officials in the birthplace of Kelo and community members directly involved with the Kelo case, including Susette Kelo herself.

Membrane Computing

Membrane Computing [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3540318372
Author: Giancarlo Mauri,Gheorghe Paun,Mario J. Pérez-Jiménez,Grzegorz Rozenberg,Arto Salomaa
Publisher: Springer
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Membrane Computing by Giancarlo Mauri,Gheorghe Paun,Mario J. Pérez-Jiménez,Grzegorz Rozenberg,Arto Salomaa Book Resume:

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed extended postproceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Membrane Computing, WMC 2004, held in Milan, Italy in June 2004. The 20 revised full papers presented together with 6 invited papers went through two rounds of reviewing and improvement. All current topics in the area of membrane computing are addressed, ranging from mathematics and theoretical computer science to applications in biology, linguistics, and computer graphics. Issues related to computational power and complexity classes, new classes of P systems, fuzzy approaches, and reversibility and energy consumption are dealt with as well.

Failed States and the Origins of Violence

Failed States and the Origins of Violence [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317136861
Author: Tiffiany Howard
Publisher: Routledge
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Failed States and the Origins of Violence by Tiffiany Howard Book Resume:

What makes a terrorist? Is an individual inherently predisposed to be attracted to political violence or does exposure to a certain environment desensitize them in such a way that violence represents a viable mode for addressing political grievances? Identifying state failure as the impetus for political violence this book addresses these questions and focuses on why existing extremist groups find failed states so attractive. Utilizing global barometer data, Tiffiany Howard examines the underpinnings of individual support for political violence and argues that an insidious pattern of deprivation within failed states drives ordinary citizens to engage in and support extreme acts of political violence. A rigorous examination of four regions plagued by a combination of failed states and political violence-Sub Saharan Africa, The Middle East and North Africa, Southeast and South Asia, and Latin America-this text draws parallels to arrive at a single conclusion: that failed states are a natural breeding ground for terrorism and political violence.

National Women's Health Survey for Trinidad and Tobago

National Women's Health Survey for Trinidad and Tobago [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Cecile Pemberton,Joel Joseph
Publisher: Inter-American Development Bank
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National Women's Health Survey for Trinidad and Tobago by Cecile Pemberton,Joel Joseph Book Resume:

This report presents the first nationally representative estimates of the prevalence of intimate partner violence (IPV) and non-partner sexual violence (NPSV) against women in Trinidad and Tobago. The data come from the 2017 Trinidad and Tobago Women’s Health Survey (WHS)—a national, quantitative, cross-sectional survey of 1,079 women ages 15–64. The report finds that 30 percent of ever-partnered women experienced physical and/or sexual violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime; and 6 percent in the 12 months prior to data collection. Seven percent of all respondents reported having been forced into sexual intercourse by a non-partner in their lifetime (1 percent in the last 12 months). Significant risk factors associated with IPV identified using Chi-square tests included: lower education (female and partner), cohabitation without marriage, rural residency, younger age, non-consensual marriage, having been pregnant, having experienced or witnessed violence in childhood, substance abuse by the partner and the partner being unemployed and having been in prior relationships. The report documents the negative consequences of IPV for women and their children, as well as the most common responses and coping mechanisms. One in three women who experienced IPV remained quiet about their experience and most survivors did not seek or receive assistance for their situation. Women most often sought help from their personal contacts (mostly their mothers) rather than police, social services or other entities adequately resourced to address IPV. Several factors precluded women from accessing help; these included fear, shame, and the normalcy associated with violence. Based on these findings, recommendations for policy and further research are presented.