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Paul Halstead Two Oxen Ahead. Pre-Mechanized Farming in the Mediterranean Paul Halstead Two Oxen Ahead. Pre-Mechanized Farming in the Mediterranean Новинка

Paul Halstead Two Oxen Ahead. Pre-Mechanized Farming in the Mediterranean

8008.59 руб.
This revealing study shows how careful analysis of recent farming practices, and related cultural traditions, in communities around the Mediterranean can enhance our understanding of prehistoric and Greco-Roman societies. Includes a wealth of original interview material and data from field observation Provides original approaches to understanding past farming practices and their social contexts Offers a revealing comparative perspective on Mediterranean societies’ agronomy Identifies a number of previously unrecorded climate-related contrasts in farming practices, which have important socio-economic significance Explores annual tasks, such as tillage and harvest; inter-annual land management techniques, such as rotation; and intergenerational issues, including capital accumulation
Colin Nash The History of Aquaculture Colin Nash The History of Aquaculture Новинка

Colin Nash The History of Aquaculture

8630.92 руб.
Aquaculture has become of the fastest growing segments of agriculture around the world, but until recently many people have been unaware of its existence. The practice of raising fish is centuries old with a rich history of techniques and scientific advances. The History of Aquaculture traces the development of fish farming from its ancient roots to the technologically advanced methods of today. The History of Aquaculture is a comprehensive history of captive fish production from its small scale prehistoric roots through to the large-scale industrialized practices of today. Thirteen chapters take readers chronologically through the evolution of this important discipline. Chapters cover key periods of advancement and trace changes in the field from subsistence fish farming in the Middle Ages through the efforts to build global capacity for fish production to meet the needs of the world's ever growing population. Informative and engaging, The History of Aquaculture will broadly appeal to aquaculture scientists, researchers, professionals, and students. Special Features: Comprehensive history of advances in aquaculture production from prehistoric origins to industrialized practices Written by a revered scientists with decades of experience working in the aquaculture field Engaging and informative it will broadly appeal to individuals involved in all facets of aquaculture
Street Emma Architectural Design and Regulation Street Emma Architectural Design and Regulation Новинка

Street Emma Architectural Design and Regulation

10346.21 руб.
From the earliest periods of architecture and building, architects’ actions have been conditioned by rules, regulations, standards, and governance practices. These range from socio-cultural and religious codes seeking to influence the formal structure of settlement patterns, to prescriptive building regulations specifying detailed elements of design in relation to the safety of building structures. In Architectural Design and Regulation the authors argue that the rule and regulatory basis of architecture is part of a broader field of socio-institutional and political interventions in the design and development process that serve to delimit, and define, the scope of the activities of architects. The book explores how the practices of architects are embedded in complex systems of rules and regulations. The authors develop the understanding that the rules and regulations of building form and performance ought not to be counterpoised as external to creative processes and practices, but as integral to the creation of well-designed places. The contribution of Architectural Design and Regulation is to show that far from the rule and regulatory basis of architecture undermining the capacities of architects to design, they are the basis for new and challenging activities that open up possibilities for reinventing the actions of architects.
Christian Ammann Farming Simulator Modding For Dummies Christian Ammann Farming Simulator Modding For Dummies Новинка

Christian Ammann Farming Simulator Modding For Dummies

1620 руб.
Learn the basics of 3D modeling for the popular Farming Simulator game Do you want to get started with creating your own vehicles, maps, landscapes, and tools that you can use in the game and share with the Farming Simulator community? Then this is the resource for you! With the help of Jason van Gumster, you'll get up and running on everything you need to master 3D modeling and simulation—and have fun while doing it! Inside, you'll find out how to create and edit maps, start using the material panel, customize your mods by adding texture, use the correct file-naming conventions, test your mod in single and multiplayer modes, get a grip on using Vehicle XML, and so much more. There's no denying that Farming Simulator players love modding—and now there's a trusted, friendly resource to help you take your modding skills to the next level and get even more out of your game. Written in plain English and packed with tons of step-by-step explanations, Farming Simulator Modding For Dummies is a great way to learn the ropes of 3D modeling with the tools available to you in the game. In no time, you'll be wowing your fellow gamesters—and yourself—with custom, kick-butt mods. So what are you waiting for? Includes an easy-to-follow introduction to using the GIANTS 3D modeling tools Explains how to export models to Blender, Maya, 3DS Max, or FBX Provides tips for using the correct image format for textures Details how to use Photoshop and Audacity to create custom mods for Farming Simulator Whether you're one of the legions of rabid fans of the popular Farming Simulator game or just someone who wants to learn the basics of 3D modeling and animation, you'll find everything you need in this handy guide.
Burchett Stephen Introduction to Wildlife Conservation in Farming Burchett Stephen Introduction to Wildlife Conservation in Farming Новинка

Burchett Stephen Introduction to Wildlife Conservation in Farming

13687.34 руб.
This book provides an invaluable, comprehensive and practical introduction to conservation issues associated with current farming practice. Representing both industry and conservation as an integrated and holistic system, it explores conservation issues within every farming discipline; from arable and horticulture to grasslands, woodlands, aquatic and coastal farming and will include an assessment of the impact of global warming. The book includes relevant case studies and international, real-world examples, focusing on applied management and not just ecological facts, theories and principles. The carefully structured book begins by introducing the overall subject including some statistics on current farming activities, giving a brief outlook for the future of farming systems in relation to conservation. Each subsequent chapter will have its own introduction setting the commercial context and conservation value of an example farm, and will progress with a series of case studies that will include the following elements: site assessment; species list; soils management options; and a habitat management plan. A summary section will draw together the common themes of the chapter and develop a lead-in to subsequent chapters. It will provide students with an informed appreciation of current practice whilst raising questions about the development of conservation in farming in the future.
Patrice Micouin Model Based Systems Engineering. Fundamentals and Methods Patrice Micouin Model Based Systems Engineering. Fundamentals and Methods Новинка

Patrice Micouin Model Based Systems Engineering. Fundamentals and Methods

10048.72 руб.
This book is a contribution to the definition of a model based system engineering (MBSE) approach, designed to meet the objectives laid out by the INCOSE. After pointing out the complexity that jeopardizes a lot of system developments, the book examines fundamental aspects of systems under consideration. It goes on to address methodological issues and proposes a methodic approach of MBSE that provides, unlike current practices, systematic and integrated model-based engineering processes. An annex describes relevant features of the VHDL-AMS language supporting the methodological issues described in the book.
James M. Kouzes The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership. Non-profit James M. Kouzes The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership. Non-profit Новинка

James M. Kouzes The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership. Non-profit

777.91 руб.
This 24-page article is perfect for leaders with limited time and budget. It provides a concise overview of Kouzes and Posner's model and overall thoughts on leadership in the realm of non-profit. Ideal for orienting readers to the Five Practices® model at the beginning of a workshop or coaching session, the piece contains two Leadership Challenge case studies drawn from the non-profit sector, a short description of the Five Practices®, a section on «Learning to Lead», and background information on the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI).
James M. Kouzes The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership. Government James M. Kouzes The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership. Government Новинка

James M. Kouzes The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership. Government

777.91 руб.
This 24-page article is perfect for leaders with limited time and budget. It provides a concise overview of Kouzes and Posner's model and overall thoughts on leadership in the realm of government/public sector. Ideal for orienting readers to the Five Practices® model at the beginning of a workshop or coaching session, the piece contains two Leadership Challenge case studies drawn from government and the public sector, a short description of the Five Practices®, a section on «Learning to Lead», and background information on the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI).
James M. Kouzes The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership. Financial Services James M. Kouzes The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership. Financial Services Новинка

James M. Kouzes The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership. Financial Services

777.91 руб.
This 24-page article is perfect for leaders with limited time and budget. It provides a concise overview of Kouzes and Posner's model and overall thoughts on leadership in the realm of financial services. Ideal for orienting readers to the Five Practices® model at the beginning of a workshop or coaching session, the piece contains two Leadership Challenge case studies drawn from financial services, a short description of the Five Practices®, a section on «Learning to Lead», and background information on the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI).
James M. Kouzes The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership. Nursing James M. Kouzes The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership. Nursing Новинка

James M. Kouzes The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership. Nursing

777.91 руб.
This 24-page article is perfect for leaders with limited time and budget. It provides a concise overview of Kouzes and Posner's model and overall thoughts on leadership in the realm of nursing. Ideal for orienting readers to the Five Practices® model at the beginning of a workshop or coaching session, the piece contains two Leadership Challenge case studies drawn from nursing, a short description of the Five Practices®, a section on «Learning to Lead», and background information on the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI).
James M. Kouzes The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership. Healthcare - General James M. Kouzes The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership. Healthcare - General Новинка

James M. Kouzes The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership. Healthcare - General

777.91 руб.
This 24-page article is perfect for leaders with limited time and budget. It provides a concise overview of Kouzes and Posner's model and overall thoughts on leadership in the realm of healthcare. Ideal for orienting readers to the Five Practices® model at the beginning of a workshop or coaching session, the piece contains two Leadership Challenge case studies drawn from healthcare, a short description of the Five Practices®, a section on «Learning to Lead», and background information on the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI).
Alex Jeffrey The Improvised State. Sovereignty, Performance and Agency in Dayton Bosnia Alex Jeffrey The Improvised State. Sovereignty, Performance and Agency in Dayton Bosnia Новинка

Alex Jeffrey The Improvised State. Sovereignty, Performance and Agency in Dayton Bosnia

7230.68 руб.
The Improvised State provides a highly developed account of the nature and outcomes of Bosnian state practices since the Dayton Peace Agreement. Jeffrey presents new and significant theories, based on extensive fieldwork in Bosnia, which advance understanding of state building. Provides a major contribution to recent academic debates as to the nature of the state after violent conflict, and offers invaluable insights into state building Introduces the idea of state improvisation, where improvisation refers to a process of both performance and resourcefulness Uses the theoretical framework of Pierre Bourdieu to explore how powerful agencies have attempted to present a coherent vision of Bosnia and Herzegovina following the conflict 1992-5 Advances our understanding of the Bosnian state by focusing on the practices of statecraft fostered in the post-Dayton era Research based on four periods of residential fieldwork in Bosnia, which allowed a detailed analysis of political practices in the country
Fiona McConnell Rehearsing the State. The Political Practices of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile Fiona McConnell Rehearsing the State. The Political Practices of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile Новинка

Fiona McConnell Rehearsing the State. The Political Practices of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile

7120.33 руб.
Rehearsing the State presents a comprehensive investigation of the institutions, performances, and actors through which the Tibetan Government-in-Exile is rehearsing statecraft. McConnell offers new insights into how communities officially excluded from formal state politics enact hoped-for futures and seek legitimacy in the present. Offers timely and original insights into exile Tibetan politics based on detailed qualitative research in Tibetan communities in India Advances existing debates in political geography by bringing ideas of stateness and statecraft into dialogue with geographies of temporality Explores the provisional and pedagogical dimensions of state practices, adding weight to assertions that states are in a continual situation of emergence Makes a significant contribution to critical state theory
Julianne M. Morath, RN, MS To Do No Harm Julianne M. Morath, RN, MS To Do No Harm Новинка

Julianne M. Morath, RN, MS To Do No Harm

5056.42 руб.
With this important resource, health care leaders from the board room to the point-of-care can learn how to apply the science of safe and best practices from industry to healthcare by changing leadership practices, models of service delivery, and methods of communication.
James M. Kouzes The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership - Asia James M. Kouzes The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership - Asia Новинка

James M. Kouzes The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership - Asia

777.91 руб.
This 24-page article is perfect for leaders with limited time and budget. It provides a concise overview of Kouzes and Posner's model and overall thoughts on leadership in Asia. Ideal for orienting readers to the Five Practices® model at the beginning of a workshop or coaching session, the piece contains two Leadership Challenge case studies drawn from Asian nationals, a short description of the Five Practices®, a section on «Learning to Lead», and background information on the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI).
Otto Lerbinger Corporate Communication. An International and Management Perspective Otto Lerbinger Corporate Communication. An International and Management Perspective Новинка

Otto Lerbinger Corporate Communication. An International and Management Perspective

5596.42 руб.
Provides an international and management perspective on the field of corporate communication Corporate communication plays an important role in higher-level management to help build and preserve a company’s reputation. This intangible yet valuable asset determines the net worth of a company and affects the success of its operations. Corporate Communication: An International and Management Perspective introduces readers to the broad environment of the modern extended organization and provides an understanding of the globalization process. It describes how economic, political, and cultural features of a country affect company decisions and communication and discusses various communication disciplines and practices that are employed in programs and campaigns. This book addresses the key management issues of sustainability and technology and innovation. It also emphasizes the importance of why corporate communication must be seen as a management function and not restricted to a communication process. Presented in five parts, Corporate Communication offers comprehensive chapters covering: The Domain of Corporate Communication; Strategic Application of Communication Practices; International Perspective; Key Management Issues of Sustainability and Technology; and Corporate Communication Contribution to Management. The foundation of Corporate Communication is public relations but also included is the entire range of communication practices and the contribution to management decision making. Conceptualizes corporate communication as a strategic management function which helps management recognize, adjust to, and construct policy related to global issues Emphasizes the critical role that corporate communication plays in making corporate decisions and behaviors more socially responsible and sustainable Demonstrates how corporate communication draws on public affairs, marketing and social media in its strategic planning Emphasizes the critical importance of relationships to corporations and their effect on reputation Provides numerous examples of cases of global problems and how corporations have responded to them Corporate Communication is intended for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in schools of communication and schools of business and management who want to extend their competence to the global arena and to combine the various communication practices to design strategic programs and campaigns. Course titles include corporate communication, international public relations, corporate public affairs, global marketing communication, global corporate communication, and social media.
Helda Pinzon-Perez Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Health. A Multicultural Perspective Helda Pinzon-Perez Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Health. A Multicultural Perspective Новинка

Helda Pinzon-Perez Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Health. A Multicultural Perspective

5999.06 руб.
Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Health: A Multicultural Perspective provides a critical analysis of non-allopathic healing practices, including their uses, limitations, and scientific basis. The evidence-based discussion explores complementary, alternative, and integrative health (CAIH) across various cultural and ethnic groups both in the U.S. and internationally, to give you a greater understanding of the different modalities—including a literature-backed examination of proven methods and questionable practices within a cross-cultural framework. Each chapter highlights the scientific analysis of the practices relevant to each group, and guides you toward independent analysis of the risks and benefits of the practices discussed. Emphasizing the student as a future health professional, this book includes case studies, examples, questions, and discussion problems that underscore the role of health educators in educating consumers about CAIH practices.
Dominique Estampe Supply Chain Performance and Evaluation Models Dominique Estampe Supply Chain Performance and Evaluation Models Новинка

Dominique Estampe Supply Chain Performance and Evaluation Models

6845.62 руб.
This book presents the different models of supply chain performance evaluation for global supply chains. It describes why it is necessary to evaluate global performance both to assess the contribution of the supply chain to achieve the goals of creating value throughout the chain and also to meet customer requirements in terms of time, responsiveness and reliability. The author provides an understanding of how evaluation models are chosen according to criteria including the level of maturity of the organization, the level of decision-making and the level of value creation desired.
James M. Kouzes The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership - Technology James M. Kouzes The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership - Technology Новинка

James M. Kouzes The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership - Technology

777.91 руб.
What do you call something that has endured through nearly 30 years of practice and the scrutiny of research? “The Truth!” —Ken Blanchard, best-selling author of The One-Minute Manager From academia to government, healthcare to technology, faith-based to community advocacy organizations, The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® have stood the test of time as the world’s most trusted source for becoming a better leader. Through decades of research, hundreds of personal interviews, analysis of thousands of case studies and millions of survey responses, authors Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner have discovered what over two million worldwide readers of their modern classic, The Leadership Challenge, know as well: The Five Practices provide a proven, evidence-based model for bringing out the leadership potential in anyone, at any level, in any organization, who accepts the leadership challenge.
James M. Kouzes The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership - United Kingdom James M. Kouzes The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership - United Kingdom Новинка

James M. Kouzes The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership - United Kingdom

777.91 руб.
What do you call something that has endured through nearly 30 years of practice and the scrutiny of research? “The Truth!” —Ken Blanchard, best-selling author of The One-Minute Manager From academia to government, healthcare to technology, faith-based to community advocacy organizations, The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® have stood the test of time as the world’s most trusted source for becoming a better leader. Through decades of research, hundreds of personal interviews, analysis of thousands of case studies and millions of survey responses, authors Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner have discovered what over two million worldwide readers of their modern classic, The Leadership Challenge, know as well: The Five Practices provide a proven, evidence-based model for bringing out the leadership potential in anyone, at any level, in any organization, who accepts the leadership challenge.
Suzanne OConnell Women in the Geosciences. Practical, Positive Practices Toward Parity Suzanne OConnell Women in the Geosciences. Practical, Positive Practices Toward Parity Новинка

Suzanne OConnell Women in the Geosciences. Practical, Positive Practices Toward Parity

5994.8 руб.
Read an interview with the author: «Working Toward Gender Parity in the Geosciences» The geoscience workforce has a lower proportion of women compared to the general population of the United States and compared to many other STEM fields. This volume explores issues pertaining to gender parity in the geosciences, and sheds light on some of the best practices that increase participation by women and promote parity. Volume highlights include: • Lessons learned from NSF-ADVANCE • Data on gender composition of faculty at top earth science institutions in the US • Implicit bias and gender as a social structure • Strategies for institutional change • Dual career couples • Family friendly policies • Role of mentoring • Career advancement for women • Recruiting diverse faculty • Models of institutional transformation Women in the Geosciences is a valuable contribution to the existing literature on gender issues in STEM disciplines. It focuses specifically on the geosciences, with a goal to spreading awareness on the best practices for gender parity in academic geoscience departments. Geoscientists, policymakers, educators and administrators could all greatly benefit from the contents of this volume.
Parker Andrew Frontiers in Geochemistry. Contribution of Geochemistry to the Study of the Earth Parker Andrew Frontiers in Geochemistry. Contribution of Geochemistry to the Study of the Earth Новинка

Parker Andrew Frontiers in Geochemistry. Contribution of Geochemistry to the Study of the Earth

14620.83 руб.
This book is a contribution to the International Year of Planet Earth arising from the 33rd International Geological Congress, held in Oslo, Norway during August 2008. The first section of the book considers aspects of geochemical processes which led to the development of the solid Earth as it is today. The second portion of the book shows how the rapidly-evolving analytical tools and approaches presently used by geochemists may be used to solve emerging environmental and other societal problems. This unique collection of reviews, with contributions from a range of internationally distinguished scientists, will be invaluable reading for advanced students and others interested in the central role geochemistry in the earth sciences.
Simon Cohn From Health Behaviours to Health Practices. Critical Perspectives Simon Cohn From Health Behaviours to Health Practices. Critical Perspectives Новинка

Simon Cohn From Health Behaviours to Health Practices. Critical Perspectives

3107.75 руб.
A wide range of international contributions draw on theoretical and empirical sources to explore whether alternatives exist to both conceptualise and conduct research into what people do and don’t do, in relation to their health and experiences of illness. Presents a collection of international contributions that complement, as well as critique, dominant conceptualisations of health behaviour Includes a wide range of both theoretical perspectives and empirical cases Reasserts the unique contribution social sciences can make to health research Challenges assumptions about the usefulness of the concept of health behaviour A timely publication given the rise of chronic and lifestyle diseases and the resulting changes in global health agendas
Scott Millett Patterns, Principles, and Practices of Domain-Driven Design Scott Millett Patterns, Principles, and Practices of Domain-Driven Design Новинка

Scott Millett Patterns, Principles, and Practices of Domain-Driven Design

3888.91 руб.
Methods for managing complex software construction following the practices, principles and patterns of Domain-Driven Design with code examples in C# This book presents the philosophy of Domain-Driven Design (DDD) in a down-to-earth and practical manner for experienced developers building applications for complex domains. A focus is placed on the principles and practices of decomposing a complex problem space as well as the implementation patterns and best practices for shaping a maintainable solution space. You will learn how to build effective domain models through the use of tactical patterns and how to retain their integrity by applying the strategic patterns of DDD. Full end-to-end coding examples demonstrate techniques for integrating a decomposed and distributed solution space while coding best practices and patterns advise you on how to architect applications for maintenance and scale. Offers a thorough introduction to the philosophy of DDD for professional developers Includes masses of code and examples of concept in action that other books have only covered theoretically Covers the patterns of CQRS, Messaging, REST, Event Sourcing and Event-Driven Architectures Also ideal for Java developers who want to better understand the implementation of DDD
Martin Milton Therapy and Beyond. Counselling Psychology Contributions to Therapeutic and Social Issues Martin Milton Therapy and Beyond. Counselling Psychology Contributions to Therapeutic and Social Issues Новинка

Martin Milton Therapy and Beyond. Counselling Psychology Contributions to Therapeutic and Social Issues

9953.37 руб.
Therapy and Beyond: Counselling Psychology Contributions to Therapeutic and Social Issues presents an overview of the origins, current practices, and potential future of the discipline of counselling psychology. Presents an up-to-date review of the knowledge base behind the discipline of counselling psychology that addresses the notion of human wellbeing and critiques the concept of ‘psychopathology’ Includes an assessment of the contributions that counselling psychology makes to understanding people as individuals, in their working lives, and in wider social domains Offers an overview of counselling psychology's contributions beyond the consulting room, including practices in the domain of spirituality, the arts and creative media, and the environmental movement Critiques contemporary challenges facing research as well as the role that research methods have in responding to questions about humanity and individual experience
James M. Kouzes The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership James M. Kouzes The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership Новинка

James M. Kouzes The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership

777.91 руб.
This 24-page article is perfect for leaders with limited time and budget. It provides a concise overview of Kouzes and Posner's model and overall thoughts on leadership. Ideal for orienting readers to The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® model at the beginning of a workshop or coaching session or prior to administering the LPI® assessment, the article contains two case studies, a short descriptions of The Five Practices, a section on «Learning to Lead», and background information on the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI). In addition, available under separate ISBNs, there are now versions of this article available for specific markets, including: Financial Services, Government, Healthcare Administration, Non-Profit, and Nursing.
Jane Bonehill Managing Health and Safety in the Dental Practice. A Practical Guide Jane Bonehill Managing Health and Safety in the Dental Practice. A Practical Guide Новинка

Jane Bonehill Managing Health and Safety in the Dental Practice. A Practical Guide

2174.26 руб.
The main purpose of this book is to provide clear, straightforward information about the key requirements relating to health and safety in dental practices, with a practical and user-friendly approach to help manage these issues on a day-to-day basis. It assists practice managers, dentists, dental nurses and other team members in making health and safety 'second nature' by integrating it into their usual routine – thereby preventing accidents, addressing unacceptable working practices, and maintaining professional standards in order to ensure, so far as is reasonable, the protection of employees and patients. The book offers comprehensive coverage of all major topics, from the handling of hazardous substances to the management of medical emergencies. Each chapter includes: A tab for ease of reference A bulleted list outlining the scope of the chapter A list of figures An introduction to the subject and its relevance to the dental practice A list of key legislation relating to the subject The subject content broken down into sub-headings A summary to help reflection and recollection An action check list to measure against existing working practices frequently asked questions to assist in practical application Each topic is covered with specific reference to dental practice needs, with all the necessary detail but no excessive technicality. Ultimately, this book shows how a healthy and safe workplace is eminently achievable.
Jane Bonehill Managing Health and Safety in the Dental Practice. A Practical Guide Jane Bonehill Managing Health and Safety in the Dental Practice. A Practical Guide Новинка

Jane Bonehill Managing Health and Safety in the Dental Practice. A Practical Guide

5173.77 руб.
The main purpose of this book is to provide clear, straightforward information about the key requirements relating to health and safety in dental practices, with a practical and user-friendly approach to help manage these issues on a day-to-day basis. It assists practice managers, dentists, dental nurses and other team members in making health and safety 'second nature' by integrating it into their usual routine – thereby preventing accidents, addressing unacceptable working practices, and maintaining professional standards in order to ensure, so far as is reasonable, the protection of employees and patients. The book offers comprehensive coverage of all major topics, from the handling of hazardous substances to the management of medical emergencies. Each chapter includes: A tab for ease of reference A bulleted list outlining the scope of the chapter A list of figures An introduction to the subject and its relevance to the dental practice A list of key legislation relating to the subject The subject content broken down into sub-headings A summary to help reflection and recollection An action check list to measure against existing working practices frequently asked questions to assist in practical application Each topic is covered with specific reference to dental practice needs, with all the necessary detail but no excessive technicality. Ultimately, this book shows how a healthy and safe workplace is eminently achievable.
Frank Gallo T. Business Leadership in China. How to Blend Best Western Practices with Chinese Wisdom Frank Gallo T. Business Leadership in China. How to Blend Best Western Practices with Chinese Wisdom Новинка

Frank Gallo T. Business Leadership in China. How to Blend Best Western Practices with Chinese Wisdom

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In this revised edition of Frank Gallo's best-selling book, the author brings the story of leadership in China right up to date. With new material on Chinese leadership styles and the challenges of going global, the book is ideal for any international manager who wants to better understand how to blend the best practices of Western leadership with traditional Chinese wisdom. The content comes from a combination of English and Chinese literature, interviews with practicing executives in China as well as the author's own experience as a leader in China. Dr. Frank Gallo, the Greater China Chief Leadership Consultant for Hewitt Associates, offers sage advice on effective leadership practices for the China market. His key areas of focus include: the unique challenge and complex issues of leading a firm or division in China major areas of cultural differences such as teamwork, decision-making and employee motivation, between Chinese and Western business practices common areas of misunderstanding such as truth versus courteousness; managing a hierarchy versus empowerment; and dealing with the role of the individual rather than the rule of law implementing effective leadership strategies and development with a Chinese company. This timely book will ensure a harmonious leadership style that draws out the best from both Western and Chinese business practices.
Ian Redpath e-Discovery For Dummies Ian Redpath e-Discovery For Dummies Новинка

Ian Redpath e-Discovery For Dummies

2073.78 руб.
Discover the process of e-discovery and put good practices in place. Electronic information involved in a lawsuit requires a completely different process for management and archiving than paper information. With the recent change to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure making all lawsuits subject to e-discovery as soon as they are filed, it is more important than ever to make sure that good e-discovery practices are in place. e-Discovery For Dummies is an ideal beginner resource for anyone looking to understand the rules and implications of e-discovery policy and procedures. This helpful guide introduces you to all the most important information for incorporating legal, technical, and judicial issues when dealing with the e-discovery process. You'll learn the various risks and best practices for a company that is facing litigation and you'll see how to develop an e-discovery strategy if a company does not already have one in place. E-discovery is the process by which electronically stored information sought, located, secured, preserved, searched, filtered, authenticated, and produced with the intent of using it as evidence Addresses the rules and process of e-discovery and the implications of not having good e-discovery practices in place Explains how to develop an e-discovery strategy if a company does not have one in place e-Discovery For Dummies will help you discover the process and best practices of managing electronic information for lawsuits.
Donald Kraybill B. The Amish Way. Patient Faith in a Perilous World Donald Kraybill B. The Amish Way. Patient Faith in a Perilous World Новинка

Donald Kraybill B. The Amish Way. Patient Faith in a Perilous World

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A sensitive and realistic look at the spiritual life and practices of the Amish This second book by the authors of the award-winning Amish Grace sheds further light on the Amish, this time on their faith, spirituality, and spiritual practices. They interpret the distinctive practices of the Amish way of life and spirituality in their cultural context and explore their applicability for the wider world. Using a holistic perspective, the book tells the story of Amish religious experience in the words of the Amish themselves. Due to their long-standing friendships and relationships with Amish people, this author team may be the only set of interpreters able to provide an outsider-insider perspective. Provides a behind-the-scenes examination of Amish spiritual life Shows how the Amish practices can be applied to the wider world Written by authors with unprecedented access to the Amish community Written in a lively and engaging style, The Amish Way holds appeal for anyone who has wanted to know more about the inner workings of the Amish way of life.
Jeff DeGraff Creativity at Work. Developing the Right Practices to Make Innovation Happen Jeff DeGraff Creativity at Work. Developing the Right Practices to Make Innovation Happen Новинка

Jeff DeGraff Creativity at Work. Developing the Right Practices to Make Innovation Happen

2329.84 руб.
Although many leaders acknowledge and invest in creativity, we seldom see it hold a credible place in the business development process. Creativity at Work takes a practical approach to creativity, showing how to select practices to produce results and add value. The authors explain how to: Understand the creative preferences of organizations, departments, work groups, and individuals Identify and compare the different creativity profiles that describe specific purposes, practices, and people Produce the desired results by developing the right practices Blend creativity practices to meet the complex needs that characterize most work situations to develop required creative abilities in a team and in oneself
Veglis Andreas The Handbook of Global Online Journalism Veglis Andreas The Handbook of Global Online Journalism Новинка

Veglis Andreas The Handbook of Global Online Journalism

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The Handbook to Global Online Journalism features a collection of readings from international practitioners and scholars that represent a comprehensive and state-of-the-art overview of the relationship between the internet and journalism around the world. Provides a state-of-the-art overview of current research and future directions of online journalism Traces the evolution of journalistic practices, business models, and shifting patterns of journalistic cultures that have emerged around the world with the migration of news online Written and edited by top international researchers and practitioners in the area of online journalism Features an extensive breadth of coverage, including economics, organizational practices, contents and experiences Discusses developments in online news in a wide range of countries, from the USA to Brazil, and from Germany to China Contains original theory, new research data, and reviews of existing studies in the field
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The development and coordination of managerial devices to help businesses cope with the numerous challenges they face have been the subject of many empirical analyses in recent years. This books draws from these studies to answer the question of how to coordinate a team in extreme environments. Embracing a practice-based perspective, it identifies work practices and technological uses that improve coordination within teams. Organizations need to know how to support the coordination of teams that evolve in highly changing, uncertain and risky contexts. Beyond reviewing current literature on the analysis of coordination in the field, the author draws on military case studies and illustrations to offer readers practical ways to implement devices that facilitate coordination within teams.
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Kouzes' and Posner's bestselling The Leadership Challenge has been the most trusted source for becoming a better leader for millions of executives. This new guide from Kouzes and Posner, written in conjunction with coaching experts Elaine Biech, provides practical information and tools for integrating The Practices of Exemplary Leadership into a coaching practice or program. Filled with best practices and success stories as well as worksheets and checklists, this comprehensive resource enables coaches to quickly and easily adapt their coaching regimen to include The Leadership Challenge and the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI).
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More's Utopia is a complex, innovative and penetrating contribution to political thought, culminating in the famous 'description' of the Utopians, who live according to the principles of natural law, but are receptive to Christian teachings, who hold all possessions in common, and view gold as worthless. Drawing on the ideas of Plato, St Augustine and Aristotle, Utopia was to prove seminal in its turn, giving rise to the genres of utopian and dystopian prose fiction whose practitioners include Sir Francis Bacon, H.G. Wells, Aldous Huxley and George Orwell. At once a critique of the social consequences of greed and a meditation on the personal cost of entering public service, Utopia dramatises the difficulty of balancing the competing claims of idealism and pragmatism, and continues to invite its readers to become participants in a compelling debate concerning the best state of a commonwealth.
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How organizations can effectively put experience at the center of the development process Research increasingly and conclusively shows that effective leaders continue to learn, grow, and change throughout their careers and that a significant part of this development occurs through on-the-job experiences. Co-Published by the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology and sponsored by the Center for Creative Leadership, Using Experience to Develop Leadership Talent provides real-world strategies, best practices, lessons learned, and global perspectives on how organizations effectively use experience to develop talent. Provides an in-depth look at a variety of leader development initiatives that have taken up the challenge of putting experience at the center of the development process Written by senior practitioners who have implemented initiatives they write about Shares new development planning tools, systematic approaches to managing the assignments of high potentials, tools to educate managers on how to find assignments that meet their employee's development needs Includes online resources that allow employees to search for development opportunities Describing challenges and practices in multinational companies around the world, Using Experience to Develop Leadership Talent will serve as a focused guide to how organizations can use on-the-job development to reshape leader development practices that better integrate work and learning.
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Anton Davletshin Hydraulic Fracturing Operations. Handbook of Environmental Management Practices Anton Davletshin Hydraulic Fracturing Operations. Handbook of Environmental Management Practices Новинка

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Hydraulic fracturing, commonly referred to as “fracking,” is a technique used by the oil and gas industry to mine hydrocarbons trapped deep beneath the Earth’s surface. The principles underlying the technology are not new. Fracking was first applied at the commercial level in the United States as early as 1947, and over the decades it has been applied in various countries including Canada, the UK, and Russia. The author worked with engineering teams as early as the mid-1970s in evaluating ways to improve oil recovery from this practice. By and large fracking was not an economically competitive process and had limited applications until the early 2000s. Several factors altered the importance of this technology, among them being significant technological innovations in drilling practices with impressive high tech tools for exploration, well construction and integrity, and recovery along with discoveries of massive natural gas reserves in the United States and other parts of the world. These factors have catapulted the application of the technology to what is best described as the gold rush of the 21st century, with exploration and natural gas plays proceeding at a pace that seemingly is unrivaled by any historical industrial endeavor. But this level of activity has invoked widespread criticism from concerned citizens and environmental groups in almost every nation across the Globe. This outstanding new volume offers the industry a handbook of environmental management practices that can mitigate risks to the environment and, through best practices and current technologies, to conform to the current standards and regulations that are in place to provide the world with the energy it needs while avoiding environmental damage. For the new hire, veteran engineer, and student alike, this is a one-of-a-kind volume, a must-have for anyone working in hydraulic fracturing.
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Daniel Miller C. Best Practices in School Neuropsychology. Guidelines for Effective Practice, Assessment, and Evidence-Based Intervention Daniel Miller C. Best Practices in School Neuropsychology. Guidelines for Effective Practice, Assessment, and Evidence-Based Intervention Новинка

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A comprehensive guide to the practice of school neuropsychology It is an exciting time to specialize in school neuropsychology, with countless theoretically and psychometrically sound assessment instruments available for practitioners to use in their evaluations of children with special needs. Yet the field faces the challenges of establishing evidence-based linkages between assessment and interventions and of broadening its approaches to culturally diverse populations. Edited by a leading expert in school neuropsychology, Best Practices in School Neuropsychology: Guidelines for Effective Practice, Assessment, and Evidence-Based Intervention addresses these challenges and their solutions and provides learning specialists and school psychologists with clear coverage and vital information on this burgeoning area of practice within school psychology. This insightful reference features comprehensive discussion of: Current school neuropsychological assessment and intervention models Best practices in assessing cognitive processes An overview of what neuroscience offers to the practice of school neuropsychology How school neuropsychology fits within a Response to Intervention (RTI) model The rationale for the importance of school psychologists' collaboration with parents, educators, and other professionals to maximize services to children Clinical applications of school neuropsychology with special populations, academic disabilities, processing deficits, and medical disorders Unique challenges in working with culturally diverse populations Featuring contributions from internationally renowned school psychologists, neuropsychologists, clinicians, and academics, Best Practices in School Neuropsychology is the first book of its kind to present best practices and evidence-informed guidelines for the assessment and intervention of children with learning disabilities, as well as other issues practitioners working with children encounter in school settings.
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The main objective of this contribution is to propose different methodologies in order to find and compare new solutions for evaluating social projects. We have chosen two approaches: hedonic price and contingent valuation. These procedures can be presented in a quantitative and/or qualitative form. We emphasize the social assessment in terms of benefits of the related environmental projects.
James M. Kouzes The Student Leadership Challenge. Activities Book James M. Kouzes The Student Leadership Challenge. Activities Book Новинка

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3749.42 руб.
Active Learning to Empower Student Leaders Building on the research behind The Leadership Challenge®, The Student Leadership Challenge® approach is used by a growing number of educators who are committed to helping young people discover the leader within. Practical experience is critical to learning, and while students may respond well to presentations and discussion about The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® model, there is no substitute for hands-on experience that enables students to deepen their understanding as they put the Practices into action. This Activities Book will help you create those experiences for your students. Designed for use with high school and undergraduate college students as they embark on their personal leadership journeys with The Student Leadership Challenge, and flexible enough for students of all levels, this guide includes more than 50 activities to help educators bridge the divide between teaching The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership conceptually and helping students learn to actually apply and practice them in their lives. PRAISE FOR THE STUDENT LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE: ACTIVITIES BOOK “A book of genuinely effective activities for engaging students at all levels, turning the novice facilitator into a pro. It includes easy-to-use concepts that readily apply to life as a leader, and is a real difference maker that fosters success!” —Randy D. Grimes, human resources director, Duke University “A fantastic resource for leadership educators looking to further develop students’ understanding of The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership in a tangible, hands-on way! It offers engaging activities that are sure to make an impact on your student leaders. This activity book is a great supplement to The Student Leadership Challenge, bringing the original concepts off the page and into the real world.” —Kimberly Piatt, coordinator of leadership development, The College at Brockport “An excellent one-stop resource for activities to engage students of different learning styles. Students will find the experiential nature of the activities easy to comprehend and most importantly be able to see the relevance and application of The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership.” —Melvin Chia, principal consultant, Lifeskills Enrichment
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725 руб.
Quite a number of books have been published about the zapovedniks of Russia (which are strictly protected State nature reserves) but so far most of those books have been scientific. There are very few colourful popular publications, which can be readily understood by a broad readership. The creators of this book have worked hard to make their contribution to fill this gap. The easy, narrative text immerses readers into the world of preserved nature, giving the feeling that they are traveling within those beautiful areas. At the same time one can get to know the history of the zapovedniks, which was often difficult and dramatic. However, it is not enough to merely read about nature. It is also essential for understanding to see that nature. The wonderful photographs of landscape and wildlife, taken by our leading nature photographers, also form a significant and exciting part of this book. The authors and publishers of this book believe that when readers see and understand the beauty of our Russian Nature Reserves - their forests, mountains and tundra; their steppe lands and coastlines - they will feel at one with nature. Realizing its riches, they will want to make their own contribution to the good cause of nature conservation.

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Provides an international and management perspective on the field of corporate communication Corporate communication plays an important role in higher-level management to help build and preserve a company’s reputation. This intangible yet valuable asset determines the net worth of a company and affects the success of its operations. Corporate Communication: An International and Management Perspective introduces readers to the broad environment of the modern extended organization and provides an understanding of the globalization process. It describes how economic, political, and cultural features of a country affect company decisions and communication and discusses various communication disciplines and practices that are employed in programs and campaigns. This book addresses the key management issues of sustainability and technology and innovation. It also emphasizes the importance of why corporate communication must be seen as a management function and not restricted to a communication process. Presented in five parts, Corporate Communication offers comprehensive chapters covering: The Domain of Corporate Communication; Strategic Application of Communication Practices; International Perspective; Key Management Issues of Sustainability and Technology; and Corporate Communication Contribution to Management. The foundation of Corporate Communication is public relations but also included is the entire range of communication practices and the contribution to management decision making. Conceptualizes corporate communication as a strategic management function which helps management recognize, adjust to, and construct policy related to global issues Emphasizes the critical role that corporate communication plays in making corporate decisions and behaviors more socially responsible and sustainable Demonstrates how corporate communication draws on public affairs, marketing and social media in its strategic planning Emphasizes the critical importance of relationships to corporations and their effect on reputation Provides numerous examples of cases of global problems and how corporations have responded to them Corporate Communication is intended for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in schools of communication and schools of business and management who want to extend their competence to the global arena and to combine the various communication practices to design strategic programs and campaigns. Course titles include corporate communication, international public relations, corporate public affairs, global marketing communication, global corporate communication, and social media.
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