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This book will appeal to: students in physical security, security management, and criminal justice programs in traditional and for-profit schools; security professionals; and those working in law enforcement.Authoritative, scholarly treatise sheds light on this increasingly important area of the lawHistorical background helps readers understand the present by seeing the full context of recent developmentsNational scope provides crucial parameters to security practitioners throughout the USNEW TO THIS EDITION! A chapter on the legal implications of private contractors operating in war zones like Afghanistan, updated coverage of statutory authority, updated coverage of state and federal processes of oversight and licensure, special analysis of public-private cooperative relationships in law enforcement 3 Pre-ordered Social Policy and Social Change: Toward the Creation of Social and Economic Justice, Edition 2 Jillian Jimenez February 26, 2014 3 The Second Edition of Social Policy and Social Change is a timely examination of the field, unique in its inclusion of both a historical analysis of problems and policy and an exploration of how capitalism and the market economy have contributed to them. The New Edition of this seminal text examines issues of discrimination, health care, housing, income, and child welfare and considers the policies that strive to improve them. With a focus on how domestic social policies can be transformed to promote social justice for all groups, Jimenez et al. consider the impact of globalization in the United States while addressing developing concerns now emerging in the global village. 3 Pre-ordered Game Theory: An Introduction Steven Tadelis January 10, 2013 3 This comprehensive textbook introduces readers to the principal ideas and applications of game theory, in a style that combines rigor with accessibility. Steven Tadelis begins with a concise description of rational decision making, and goes on to discuss strategic and extensive form games with complete information, Bayesian games, and extensive form games with imperfect information. He covers a host of topics, including multistage and repeated games, bargaining theory, auctions, rent-seeking games, mechanism design, signaling games, reputation building, and information transmission games. Unlike other books on game theory, this one begins with the idea of rationality and explores its implications for multiperson decision problems through concepts like dominated strategies and rationalizability. Only then does it present the subject of Nash equilibrium and its derivatives.
Game Theory is the ideal textbook for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students. Throughout, concepts and methods are explained using real-world examples backed by precise analytic material. The book features many important applications to economics and political science, as well as numerous exercises that focus on how to formalize informal situations and then analyze them.
Structured Analytic Techniques for Intelligence Analysis: Edition 2 Richards J. Heuer Jr. April 22, 2014 3
In this Second Edition of Structured Analytic Techniques for Intelligence Analysis, authors Richards J. Heuer Jr. and Randolph H. Pherson showcase fifty-five structured analytic techniques—five new to this edition—that represent the most current best practices in intelligence, law enforcement, homeland security, and business analysis.
A World of Difference, Second Edition: Encountering and Contesting Development, Edition 2 Eric Sheppard August 8, 2009 2
Widely regarded as the authoritative text on development geography, this volume examines the nature and causes of global inequality and critically analyzes contemporary approaches to economic development across the third world. Students gain a deeper understanding of the interacting dynamics of culture, gender, race, and class; biophysical factors, such as climate, population, and natural resources; and economic and political processes—all of which have led to the present-day disparities between the first and third worlds. Numerous examples, sidebars, and figures illustrate how people in the Global South are experiencing and contesting the forces of globalization.
Enterprise Architecture Patterns: Practical Solutions for Recurring IT-Architecture Problems Thierry Perroud July 19, 2013 3
Every enterprise architect faces similar problems when designing and governing the enterprise architecture of a medium to large enterprise. Design patterns are a well-established concept in software engineering, used to define universally applicable solution schemes. By applying this approach to enterprise architectures, recurring problems in the design and implementation of enterprise architectures can be solved over all layers, from the business layer to the application and data layer down to the technology layer.
Introduces the core ideas and applications of game theory
Covers static and dynamic games, with complete and incomplete information
Features a variety of examples, applications, and exercises
Topics include repeated games, bargaining, auctions, signaling, reputation, and information transmission
Ideal for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students
Complete solutions available to teachers and selected solutions available to students
Inversini and Perroud describe patterns at the level of enterprise architecture, which they refer to as Enterprise Architecture Patterns. These patterns are motivated by recurring problems originating from both the business and the underlying application, or from data and technology architectures of an enterprise such as identity and access management or integration needs. The Enterprise Architecture Patterns help in planning the technological and organizational landscape of an enterprise and its information technology, and are easily embedded into frameworks such as TOGAF, Zachman or FEA.
This book is aimed at enterprise architects, software architects, project leaders, business consultants and everyone concerned with questions of IT and enterprise architecture and provides them with a comprehensive catalogue of ready-to-use patterns as well as an extensive theoretical framework to define their own new patterns.3 Pre-ordered Global Political Economy: Theory and Practice, Edition 7 Theodore H. Cohn May 5, 2016 2 Praised for its authoritative coverage, Global Political Economy places the study of international political economy (IPE) in its broadest theoretical contextnow updated to cover the continuing global economic crisis and regional relationships and impacts. This text not only helps students understand the fundamentals of how the global economy works but also encourages them to use theory to more fully grasp the connections between key issue areas like trade and development. Written by a leading IPE scholar, this text equally emphasizes theory and practice to provide a framework for analyzing current events and long-term developments in the global economy.
New to the Seventh EditionFocuses on the ongoing global economic crisis and the continuing European sovereign debt crisis, along with other regional economic issues, including their implications for relationships in the global economy. Offers fuller and updated discussions of critical perspectives like feminism and environmentalism, and includes new material differentiating among the terms neomercantilism, realism, mercantilism, and economic nationalism. Updated, author-written Test Bank is provided to professors as an e-Resource on the book’s Webpage. 2 Pre-ordered Handbook of Innovation in Public Services Stephen P. Osborne January 1, 2013 2 Innovation is a core issue for public services and is a key element of public services reform _ particularly in this age of austerity where policymakers urge the need to 'innovate to do more with less'. This comprehensive and accessible Handbook e 2 Pre-ordered Financial Management for Public, Health, and Not-for-Profit Organizations: Edition 5 Steven A. Finkler January 27, 2016 3 Now in its Fifth Edition, Financial Management for Public, Health, and Not-for-Profit Organizations is the leading textbook on financial management in the government, health, and not-for-profit sectors providing a comprehensive yet practical introduction to the financial decision-making and management skills required of students and practitioners in the field. Assuming readers have no prior training in financial management, authors Steven A. Finkler, Daniel L. Smith, Thad D. Calabrese, and Robert M. Purtell artfully combine the principles and theory and analytics of accounting and finance. Coverage includes cost analysis, budget preparation, budget and variance analysis, management control, and recording and reporting financial information, with an emphasis on preparing and analyzing financial statements. The authors detail the foundational principles of each of the methods introduced in the book, and through step-by-step equations, figures, and exhibits, they illustrate how to execute financial management in practice. 3 Pre-ordered Disaster Recovery Brenda D. Phillips May 6, 2009 2 Disaster recovery is often unplanned for in the emergency management life cycle. Yet recovery is the key stage where funds, programs, professional expertise, and volunteer efforts are applied to affected cities, states, and regions to get them up and running again. Providing a unique perspective on a highly focused area, Disaster Recovery is the first core text that tackles the myriad recovery issues faced by federal, state, and local emergency managers, public officials, and voluntary organizations in a long-term disaster recovery situation.
The book takes a holistic approach, integrating the various challenges of recovery such as housing, the infrastructure, and workplaces. Disaster Recovery emphasizes three key themes by integrating vulnerable populations into each chapter, stressing the importance of tying mitigation measures into every aspect of recovery, and encouraging rebuilding in environmentally sustainable ways. Coverage includes topics such as recovery planning, housing, debris management, business and private sector recovery, public/governmental recovery and operations, historical and cultural preservation, environmental recovery, social and psychological recovery and services, voluntary non-governmental organizations (NGOs), federal assistance programs, grant-writing, and donations management.
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Each chapter features pedagogy to encourage comprehension and retention, including key terms, learning objectives, highlighted practical applications, review questions, a summary, and references. Numerous classic and recent case studies ensure concepts are fully explained and illustrated. In addition, PowerPoint® slides are also available for adopters. Designed for professional and classroom use, this volume thoroughly covers the disaster recovery process, offering vital insight into the evolving field of emergency management.2 Pre-ordered An Introduction to Islam: Edition 4 Frederick Denny September 21, 2015 2 An Introduction to Islam, Fourth Edition, provides students with a thorough, unified and topical introduction to the global religious community of Islam. In addition, the author's extensive field work, experience, and scholarship combined with his engaging writing style and passion for the subject also sets his text apart. An Introduction to Islam places Islam within a cultural, political, social, and religious context, and examines its connections with Judeo-Christian morals. Its integration of the doctrinal and devotional elements of Islam enables readers to see how Muslims think and live, engendering understanding and breaking down stereotypes. This text also reviews pre-Islamic history, so readers can see how Islam developed historically. 2 Pre-ordered The C++ Programming Language: The C++ Programm Lang_p4, Edition 4 Bjarne Stroustrup July 10, 2013 2 The new C++11 standard allows programmers to express ideas more clearly, simply, and directly, and to write faster, more efficient code. Bjarne Stroustrup, the designer and original implementer of C++, has reorganized, extended, and completely rewritten his definitive reference and tutorial for programmers who want to use C++ most effectively.
The C++ Programming Language, Fourth Edition, delivers meticulous, richly explained, and integrated coverage of the entire language—its facilities, abstraction mechanisms, standard libraries, and key design techniques. Throughout, Stroustrup presents concise, “pure C++11” examples, which have been carefully crafted to clarify both usage and program design. To promote deeper understanding, the author provides extensive cross-references, both within the book and to the ISO standard.
New C++11 coverage includesSupport for concurrency Regular expressions, resource management pointers, random numbers, and improved containers General and uniform initialization, simplified for-statements, move semantics, and Unicode support Lambdas, general constant expressions, control over class defaults, variadic templates, template aliases, and user-defined literals Compatibility issues
Topics addressed in this comprehensive book includeBasic facilities: type, object, scope, storage, computation fundamentals, and more Modularity, as supported by namespaces, source files, and exception handling C++ abstraction, including classes, class hierarchies, and templates in support of a synthesis of traditional programming, object-oriented programming, and generic programming Standard Library: containers, algorithms, iterators, utilities, strings, stream I/O, locales, numerics, and more The C++ basic memory model, in depth
This fourth edition makes C++11 thoroughly accessible to programmers moving from C++98 or other languages, while introducing insights and techniques that even cutting-edge C++11 programmers will find indispensable.
This book features an enhanced, layflat binding, which allows the book to stay open more easily when placed on a flat surface. This special binding method—noticeable by a small space inside the spine—also increases durability.2 Pre-ordered The Language of Medicine: Edition 11 Davi-Ellen Chabner January 21, 2016 2 Bring medical terminology to life with Davi-Ellen Chabner's bestselling The Language of Medicine, 11th Edition! An illustrated, easy-to-understand approach presents medical terms within the context of the body’s anatomy and physiology, and in health and disease. With this proven resource, you’ll learn a working medical vocabulary built on the most frequently encountered prefixes, suffixes, and combining forms. Practical exercises and case studies make learning more interesting and demonstrate how medical terms are used in practice. Take advantage of interactive activities, games, quizzes, and flash cards on the Evolve companion website, and you will be ready to communicate fluently in the clinical setting and succeed in your healthcare career.Self-study text/workbook approach reinforces learning every step of the way with a wide variety of exercises, labeling diagrams, pronunciation tests, and reviews, all organized by body systems with additional chapters on key areas of health care such as cancer and psychiatry.Simple, clear, non-technical explanations demystify medical terminology even if you have little or no background in medicine or science.More than 500 full-color illustrations depict the details of anatomy, physiology, and pathology, putting medical terms in the context of the structure and function of the body system.Practical applications such as case reports, operative and diagnostic tests, and laboratory and x-ray reports demonstrate the use of medical terminology in the clinical environment.Pronunciation of Terms at the end of each chapter include phonetic spellings and spaces to write the meanings of terms.Abbreviations of terminology make it easy to learn the medical shorthand used in clinical practice.Error-prone abbreviations list derived from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) list alerts you to abbreviations that should not be used in the clinical setting.Comprehensive glossaries and appendices serve as quick references for use in the classroom and on the job.An Evolve companion website lets you practice word parts and building terms with interactive word games, learning exercises, an audio glossary with pronunciations of over 3,000 terms, animations, an anatomy coloring book, electronic flash cards, and more. NEW terms and procedures keep you up to date with healthcare advances.NEW pathology photos illustrate difficult terms and procedures more clearly, showing the conditions that you will see, code, or manage in healthcare settings.NEW Hint feature provides helpful clues that assist with learning and retention of terminology.NEW! Electronic healthcare records on the Evolve companion website allows you to practice working with today’s medical records.NEW anatomic, pathologic and procedural animations on Evolve bring terminology to life and offer a 3D glimpse into the clinical world. NEW medical reports audio on Evolve provides the aural practice you need to be able to understand medical terminology in clinical settings. 2 Pre-ordered Troika: A Communicative Approach to Russian Language, Life, and Culture, 2nd Edition Marita Nummikoski July 14, 2011 3 This communicative "natural approach" to introductory Russian emphasizes reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Everyday topics are presented to allow readers to begin communicating immediately. Grammar is presented as a necessary tool for communication and is introduced throughout. The book aims at comparing and contrasting cultures, rather than presenting the target culture only. 3 Pre-ordered Longman Dictionary of Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics: Edition 4 Jack C. Richards November 4, 2013 2 This best-selling dictionary is now in its 4th edition. Specifically written for students of language teaching and applied linguistics, it has become an indispensible resource for those engaged in courses in TEFL, TESOL, applied linguistics and introductory courses in general linguistics.
Fully revised, this new edition includes over 350 new entries. Previous definitions have been revised or replaced in order to make this the most up-to-date and comprehensive dictionary available.
Providing straightforward and accessible explanations of difficult terms and ideas in applied linguistics, this dictionary offers:Nearly 3000 detailed entries, from subject areas such as teaching methodology, curriculum development, sociolinguistics, syntax and phonetics. Clear and accurate definitions which assume no prior knowledge of the subject matter helpful diagrams and tables cross references throughout, linking related subject areas for ease of reference, and helping to broaden students' knowledgeThe Dictionary of Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics is the definitive resource for students. 2 Pre-ordered Second Language Learning Theories: Edition 3 Rosamond Mitchell August 21, 2013 2 Second Language Learning Theories is a clear and concise overview of the field of second language acquisition (SLA) theories. Written by a team of leading academics working in different SLA specialisms, this book provides expert analysis of the main theories from multiple perspectives to offer a broad and balanced introduction to the topic.
The book covers all the main theoretical perspectives currently active in the SLA field and sets them in a broader perspective per chapter, e.g. linguistic, cognitive or sociolinguistic. Each chapter examines how various theories view language, the learner, and the acquisition process. Summaries of key studies and examples of data relating to a variety of languages illustrate the different theoretical perspectives. Each chapter concludes with an evaluative summary of the theories discussed. This third edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the very latest research in the field of SLA.
Key features include:a fully re-worked chapter on cognitive models of language and language learning a new chapter on information processing, including the roles of different types of memory and knowledge in language learning the addition of a glossary of key linguistic terms to help the non-specialist a new timeline of second language learning theory development
This third edition takes account of the significant developments that have taken place in the field in recent years. Highly active domains in which theoretical and methodological advances have been made are treated in more depth to ensure that this new edition of Second Language Learning Theories remains as fresh and relevant as ever.2 Pre-ordered Second Language Acquisition and Task-Based Language Teaching Mike Long July 31, 2014 2 This book offers an in-depth explanation of Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT) and the methods necessary to implement it in the language classroom successfully.Combines a survey of theory and research in instructed second language acquisition (ISLA) with insights from language teaching and the philosophy of educationDetails best practice for TBLT programs, including discussion of learner needs and means analysis; syllabus design; materials writing; choice of methodological principles and pedagogic procedures; criterion-referenced, task-based performance assessment; and program evaluationWritten by an esteemed scholar of second language acquisition with over 30 years of research and classroom experienceConsiders diffusion of innovation in education and the potential impact of TBLT on foreign and second language learning 2 Pre-ordered Questionnaires in Second Language Research: Construction, Administration, and Processing, Edition 2 Zoltán Dörnyei December 4, 2009 2 Questionnaires in Second Language Research: Construction, Administration, and Processing is the first guide in the second language field devoted to the question of how to produce and use questionnaires as reliable and valid research instruments. It offers a thorough overview of the theory of questionnaire design, administration, and processing, made accessible by concrete, real-life second language research applications. This Second Edition features a new chapter on how an actual scientific instrument was developed using the theoretical guidelines in the book, and new sections on translating questionnaires and collecting survey data on the Internet. Researchers and students in second language studies, applied linguistics, and TESOL programs will find this book invaluable, and it can also be used as a textbook for courses in quantitative research methodology and survey research in linguistics, psychology, and education departments.
2 Pre-ordered Exploring Language Pedagogy through Second Language Acquisition Research Rod Ellis July 31, 2013 2 Routledge Introductions to Applied Linguistics is a series of introductory level textbooks covering the core topics in Applied Linguistics, primarily designed for those beginning postgraduate studies, or taking an introductory MA course as well as advanced undergraduates. Titles in the series are also ideal for language professionals returning to academic study.
The books take an innovative 'practice to theory' approach, with a 'back-to-front' structure. This leads the reader from real-world problems and issues, through a discussion of intervention and how to engage with these concerns, before finally relating these practical issues to theoretical foundations. Additional features include a glossary of key terms, and discussion questions.
Following the back-to-front approach of the series, the book takes problematic issues in language pedagogy as its starting points. These are then examined in terms of second language acquisition. Each chapter begins with a look at the pedagogical proposals found in teacher guides and then asks ‘Do these proposals accord with what we know about how languages are acquired?’ Pedagogical topics covered include teaching methods, syllabus design, explicit instruction, comprehension versus production-based instruction, task-based instruction, authentic materials, the role of the learners’ first language in the classroom, error correction and catering for individual differences.
Including a glossary of key terms and questions for discussion at the end of each chapter, and assuming no prior knowledge of second language acquisition, this is the ideal text for all students studying language teaching methods, language teacher education, English teaching methodology and second language acquisition modules in advanced undergraduate and postgraduate/graduate TESOL and Applied Linguistics courses.2 Pre-ordered A History of the Japanese Language Bjarke Frellesvig July 29, 2010 2 Bjarke Frellesvig describes the development of the Japanese language from its recorded beginnings until the present day as reflected by the written sources and historical record. Beginning with a description of the oldest attested stage of the language, Old Japanese (approximately the eighth century AD), and then tracing the changes which occurred through the Early Middle Japanese (800–1200), Late Middle Japanese (1200–1600) and the Modern Japanese (1600–onwards) periods, a complete internal history of the language is examined and discussed. This account provides a comprehensive study of how the Japanese language has developed and adapted, providing a much needed resource for scholars. A History of the Japanese Language is invaluable to all those interested in the Japanese language and also students of language change generally. 2 Pre-ordered Teaching Grammar in Second Language Classrooms: Integrating Form-Focused Instruction in Communicative Context Hossein Nassaji March 17, 2011 3 Recent SLA research recognizes the necessity of attention to grammar and demonstrates that form-focused instruction is especially effective when it is incorporated into a meaningful communicative context. Designed specifically for second-language teachers, this text identifies and explores the various options for integrating a focus on grammar and a focus on communication in classroom contexts and offers concrete examples of teaching activities for each option. Each chapter includes a description of the option, its theoretical and empirical background, examples of activities illustrating in a non-technical manner how it can be implemented in the classroom, questions for reflection, and a list of useful resources that teachers can consult for further information. 3 Pre-ordered Psychology for health professionals: Edition 2 Patricia Barkway June 18, 2013 2 This fully updated second edition is written specifically for health science and nursing students in Australia and New Zealand.
Authored by the highly regarded Patricia Barkway, with a diverse range of expert contributors, this Elsevier e-book interprets psychology for nurses, as well as for students of paramedicine, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, public health, pharmacy, psychology, social work and midwifery. Psychology for Health Professionals 2e e-book examines essential psychological theories, placing them within a social context. Acknowledging increasing awareness that behaviour is influenced as much by external factors as biological and psychological ones, the book’s first half outlines psychological, lifespan and social theories, then applies them to contemporary health issues in later chapters. A key focus of this leading psychology e-book is examining individual personality and psychological theory within the social context of people’s lives. New content includes current, evidence-based research, references and clinical examples relevant to interdisciplinary, contemporary healthcare practice. Issues of cultural safety and awareness have been strengthened throughout; there is a new section on chronic illness and a focus on recovery. This introductory psychology e-book does not assume its readers will have prior ‘psychology’ knowledge, yet it can easily be used well beyond first-year university.Critical thinking questionsClassroom activitiesResearch focus boxes providing examples of current research and evidence-based practiceInterdisciplinary case studies throughoutFurther resources and web links to provide further reading and research and up-to-date information, data and statistics 2 Pre-ordered The Oxford Handbook of Political Psychology: Second Edition, Edition 2 Leonie Huddy August 1, 2013 2 Political psychology applies what is known about human psychology to the study of politics. It examines how people reach political decisions on topics such as voting, party identification, and political attitudes as well as how leaders mediate political conflicts and make foreign policy decisions. The Oxford Handbook of Political Psychology gathers together a distinguished group of scholars from around the world to shed light on these vital questions. Focusing first on political psychology at the individual level (attitudes, values, decision-making, ideology, personality) and then moving to the collective (group identity, mass mobilization, political violence), this fully interdisciplinary volume covers models of the mass public and political elites and addresses both domestic issues and foreign policy. Now with new material providing an up-to-date account of cutting-edge research within both psychology and political science, this is an essential reference for scholars and students interested in the intersection of the two fields. 2 Pre-ordered The Psychology of Learning Mathematics: Expanded American Edition Richard R. Skemp August 6, 2012 3 This classic text presents problems of learning and teaching mathematics from both a psychological and mathematical perspective. The Psychology of Learning Mathematics, already translated into six languages (including Chinese and Japanese), has been revised for this American Edition to include the author's most recent findings on the formation of mathematical concepts, different kinds of imagery, interpersonal and emotional factors, and a new model of intelligence. The author contends that progress in the areas of learning and teaching mathematics can only be made when such factors as the abstract and hierarchical nature of mathematics, the relation to mathematical symbolism and the distinction between intelligent learning and rote memorization are taken into account and instituted in the classroom.
3 Pre-ordered History of Psychiatry and Medical Psychology: With an Epilogue on Psychiatry and the Mind-Body Relation Edwin R. Wallace April 13, 2010 3 Most of the prefatory issues are extensively elaborated upon in the Prolegomenon, which also contains the complete references to the texts and authors discussed below. Nevertheless, the “Preface” would be grossly incomplete without touching on some of these issues, books, and scholars. Too, many of this book’s chapters (e. g. , Mora’s, Marx’s, D. B. Weiner’s) examine and “reference” important earlier, as well as contemporary, general histories of psychiatry and specialized monographs; in German, French, Italian, and Spanish. Also, in his 1968 Short History of Psychiatry, d- cussed below, Ackerknecht (pp. xi–xii) references important nineteenth and earlier-twentieth century psychiatric histories in English, French, and German. Such citations will of course not be repeated here. Finally, thanks to several publishers’re-editions of dozens of classical psychiatric texts; one can consult their bibliographies as well. See “Prolegomenon” for references to these splendid series. In a rough-and-ready sense, medical history began in classical Greece—for example, On Ancient Medicine. While traditionally included in the Hippocratic corpus, this text seems more likely to have been written by a non- or even anti-Hippocratic doctor. Moreover, the Hippocratic and other schools were hardly as secular as we now suppose. On Epilepsy, for example, does not so much declare the prevalent denotation of it as the “sacred disease” erroneous as it does that it is no more nor less sacred than any other disease. 3 Pre-ordered The Psychology of Safety Handbook: Edition 2 E. Scott Geller April 19, 2016 2 You cannot improve your organization's safety performance to enviable levels without addressing human behavior and attitude effectively. The only comprehensive reference on the psychology of the human dynamics of safety, The Psychology of Safety Handbook shows you how to apply psychology to improve safety and health in your organization. Dr. Geller provides theory, procedures, and tools to guide your organization's long-term continuous improvement.
Based on Dr. Geller's bestselling The Psychology of Safety, this new and expanded Handbook gives you everything you need to decrease the frequency and severity of accidental injuries in your organization. He covers all areas of psychology directly relevant to understanding and influencing safety-related behaviors.
Engineering interventions and government policy have made their mark on injury reduction. Now it is time to work with the human dynamics of injury prevention. The cause of most injuries can be attributed to at-risk behavior or insufficient safe behavior. The Psychology of Safety Handbook not only teaches principles and practical procedures for improving safety-related behaviors, but also illustrates how to increase people's willingness to use these techniques to create a Total Safety Culture.
For more than three decades, Professor E. Scott Geller has taught and conducted research as a faculty member of Virginia Tech's Department of Psychology. In this capacity he has authored more than 250 research articles and over 50 books or chapters addressing the development and evaluation of behavior-change interventions to improve quality of life. He has authored seven books on managing behaviors and attitudes for occupational health and safety, including The Psychology of Safety and Working Safe.
Dr. Geller is Senior Partner of Safety Performance Solutions, a leading training and consulting firm helping companies empower their employees to achieve a Total Safety Culture. He has been awarded Fellow status by the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, and the World Academy of Productivity and Quality. Moreover, Scott Geller has been honored with three university-wide teaching awards - every one offered by Virginia Tech. 2 Pre-ordered PSYCH 5, Introductory Psychology, 5th Edition: Edition 5 Spencer A. Rathus December 5, 2016 3 4LTR Press solutions give students the option to choose the format that best suits their learning preferences. This option is perfect for those students who focus on the textbook as their main course resource.
Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version. 3 Pre-ordered The Psychology of Trading: Tools and Techniques for Minding the Markets The Psychology of Trading Book 172 Brett N. Steenbarger Book 172 January 30, 2004 2 "The one, only, and by far the best book synthesizing psychologyand investing. In addition to providing modern, scientificknowledge about psychology, this book provides a mirror into themind and wide breadth of knowledge of one of the leadingpractitioners of brief and effectual cures. Will help to cure yourtrading and your life."
-Victor Niederhoffer, Chief Speculator, ManchesterInvestments
Author, The Education of a Speculator and PracticalSpeculation
"How refreshing! A book that rises above the old NLP model of the80's and provides insights on how our relationship with the marketis indeed a very personal one. Not only has Steenbarger providedsome fantastic tools for the trader to transform his mindset, buthe has contributed unique trading ideas as well. Brilliant!"
-Linda Raschke, President, LBRGroup, Inc.
"'Investigate, before you invest' was for many years the slogan ofthe New York Stock Exchange. I always thought a better one wouldbe, 'Investigate YOURSELF, before you invest.' The Psychology ofTrading should help you increase your annual investment rate ofreturn. Mandatory reading for anyone intending to earn a livelihoodthrough trading. "
-Yale Hirsch, The Hirsch Organization Inc., Editor, The StockTrader's Almanac
"This highly readable, highly educational, and highly entertainingbook will teach you as much about yourself as about trading. It'sOliver Sacks meets Mr. Market-extraordinary tales of ordinaryprofessionals and individuals with investment disorders, and howthey successfully overcame them. It is a must-read both for privateinvestors who have been shell-shocked in the bear market and wantto learn how to start again, as well as for pros who seek an extraedge from extra inner knowledge. Steenbarger's personal voyage intothe mind of the market is destined to become a classic."
-Jon Markman, Managing Editor, CNBC on MSN Money
Author, Online Investing and Swing Trading
"Dr. Steenbarger's fascinating, highly readable blend of practicalinsights from his dual careers as a brilliant psychologist andtrader will benefit every investor; knowing oneself is as importantas knowing the market."
-Laurel Kenner, CNBC.com Columnist, Author, Practical Speculation 2 Pre-ordered Handbook of Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine Jerry M. Suls July 6, 2011 2 What psychological and environmental forces have an impact on health? How does behavior contribute to wellness or illness? This comprehensive volume answers these questions and others with a state-of-the-art overview of theory, research, and practice at the interface of psychology and health. Leading experts from multiple disciplines explore how health and health behaviors are shaped by a wide range of psychological processes and social-environmental factors. The book describes exemplary applications in the prevention and clinical management of today's most pressing health risks and diseases, including coronary heart disease, depression, diabetes, cancer, chronic pain, obesity, sleep disturbances, and smoking. Featuring succinct, accessible chapters on critical concepts and contemporary issues, the Handbook integrates psychological perspectives with cutting-edge work in preventive medicine, epidemiology, public health, genetics, nursing, and the social sciences. 2 Pre-ordered Practicing Positive Psychology Coaching: Assessment, Activities and Strategies for Success Robert Biswas-Diener August 5, 2010 2 Discover proven strategies for applying positive psychology withinyour coaching practice
Written by Robert Biswas-Diener, a respected researcher,psychologist, life and organizational coach, and expert in positivepsychology, Practicing Positive Psychology Coaching presentsa wide range of practical interventions and tools you can put touse right away in your coaching practice.
Each intervention is clearly outlined and, where appropriate,illustrated by case studies from organizational and life coaching.Providing unique assessments that can be used to evaluate clientresources and goals, this practical guide introduces tools uniqueto this book that every professional can use in their practice,including:Findings from new research on goal commitment strategies,motivation, growth-mindset theory, and goal revisionA decision tree for working specifically with Snyder's HopeTheory in the coaching contextAn easy-to-use assessment of "positive diagnosis," whichmeasures client strengths, values, positive orientation toward thefuture, and satisfactionMeasures of self-esteem, optimism, happiness, personalstrengths, motivation, and creativityGuidance for leading clients through organizational and commonlife transitions including layoffs, leadership changes, universitygraduation, middle age, and retirementFilled with reflective exercises for use in your own personal andprofessional development, Practicing Positive PsychologyCoaching also includes guidance and recommendations formarketing a positive psychology coaching practice.
2 Pre-ordered The Routledge International Companion to Educational Psychology Andrew J. Holliman July 24, 2013 2 The Routledge International Companion to Educational Psychology brings together expert practitioners, researchers, and teachers from five continents to produce a unique and global guide to the core topics in the field. Each chapter includes coverage of the key thinkers, topic areas, events, and ideas that have shaped the field, but also takes the reader beyond typical textbook material and into engagement with current issues, cutting-edge research and future directions in the field of educational psychology from an international perspective.
With over 30 chapters, the volume is divided into four themed sections: ‘An introduction to educational psychology’, ‘How children learn and develop’, ‘Issues concerning the assessment of children’ and ‘Identifying and meeting the needs of children with learning difficulties’. Covering the key issues and fundamental strands of educational psychology The Routledge International Companion to Educational Psychology aims to provide the reader with knowledge of:
educational psychology (history, child rights, and practice);
factors which influence children’s learning and development;
issues to do with assessment (a key aspect of educational psychology);
special educational needs (identification and how to meet their needs);
the key thinkers, events, and ideas that have shaped the field;
the core topics across educational psychology in an accessible manner;
cutting edge research including recent research evidence and theory;
future directions in the field of educational psychology;
educational psychology from an international perspective.
The book is conceived for both student and researcher use, and considers the implications for educational psychology practice in all sections. It will be highly beneficial for both students and lecturers on Education Studies and Psychology undergraduate courses, as well as combined undergraduate degrees .2 Pre-ordered Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets: A Comprehensive Guide to Trading Methods and Applications John J. Murphy January 1, 1999 2 John J. Murphy has now updated his landmark bestseller Technical Analysis of the Futures Markets, to include all of the financial markets.
This outstanding reference has already taught thousands of traders the concepts of technical analysis and their application in the futures and stock markets. Covering the latest developments in computer technology, technical tools, and indicators, the second edition features new material on candlestick charting, intermarket relationships, stocks and stock rotation, plus state-of-the-art examples and figures. From how to read charts to understanding indicators and the crucial role technical analysis plays in investing, readers gain a thorough and accessible overview of the field of technical analysis, with a special emphasis on futures markets. Revised and expanded for the demands of today's financial world, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in tracking and analyzing market behavior.2 Pre-ordered General Aviation Aircraft Design: Applied Methods and Procedures Snorri Gudmundsson September 3, 2013 3 Find the right answer the first time with this useful handbook of preliminary aircraft design. Written by an engineer with close to 20 years of design experience, General Aviation Aircraft Design: Applied Methods and Procedures provides the practicing engineer with a versatile handbook that serves as the first source for finding answers to realistic aircraft design questions. The book is structured in an "equation/derivation/solved example" format for easy access to content. Readers will find it a valuable guide to topics such as sizing of horizontal and vertical tails to minimize drag, sizing of lifting surfaces to ensure proper dynamic stability, numerical performance methods, and common faults and fixes in aircraft design. In most cases, numerical examples involve actual aircraft specs. Concepts are visually depicted by a number of useful black-and-white figures, photos, and graphs (with full-color images included in the eBook only). Broad and deep in coverage, it is intended for practicing engineers, aerospace engineering students, mathematically astute amateur aircraft designers, and anyone interested in aircraft design.Organized by articles and structured in an "equation/derivation/solved example" format for easy access to the content you needNumerical examples involve actual aircraft specsContains high-interest topics not found in other texts, including sizing of horizontal and vertical tails to minimize drag, sizing of lifting surfaces to ensure proper dynamic stability, numerical performance methods, and common faults and fixes in aircraft designProvides a unique safety-oriented design checklist based on industry experienceDiscusses advantages and disadvantages of using computational tools during the design processFeatures detailed summaries of design options detailing the pros and cons of each aerodynamic solutionIncludes three case studies showing applications to business jets, general aviation aircraft, and UAVsNumerous high-quality graphics clearly illustrate the book's concepts (note: images are full-color in eBook only) 3 Pre-ordered Trading Systems and Methods: Edition 5 Perry J. Kaufman January 10, 2013 2 The ultimate guide to trading systems, fully revised andupdated
For nearly thirty years, professional and individual tradershave turned to Trading Systems and Methods for detailedinformation on indicators, programs, algorithms, and systems, andnow this fully revised Fifth Edition updates coverage fortoday's markets. The definitive reference on trading systems, thebook explains the tools and techniques of successful trading tohelp traders develop a program that meets their own uniqueneeds.
Presenting an analytical framework for comparing systematicmethods and techniques, this new edition offers expanded coveragein nearly all areas, including trends, momentum, arbitrage,integration of fundamental statistics, and risk management.Comprehensive and in-depth, the book describes each technique andhow it can be used to a trader's advantage, and shows similaritiesand variations that may serve as valuable alternatives. The bookalso walks readers through basic mathematical and statisticalconcepts of trading system design and methodology, such as how muchdata to use, how to create an index, risk measurements, andmore.
Packed with examples, this thoroughly revised and updatedFifth Edition covers more systems, more methods, and morerisk analysis techniques than ever before.The ultimate guide to trading system design and methods, newlyrevisedIncludes expanded coverage of trading techniques, arbitrage,statistical tools, and risk management modelsWritten by acclaimed expert Perry J. KaufmanFeatures spreadsheets and TradeStation programs for a moreextensive and interactive learning experienceProvides readers with access to a companion website loaded withsupplemental materials
Written by a global leader in the trading field, TradingSystems and Methods, Fifth Edition is the essential referenceto trading system design and methods updated for a post-crisistrading environment.2 Pre-ordered Welding: Principles and Applications: Edition 8 Larry Jeffus January 1, 2016 3 This proven guide provides students with the knowledge and skills they need to complete AWS SENSE Level I and Level II programs, create Workmanship Qualification Specimens, and earn professional certification. Advancing rapidly from basic concepts and processes to today’s most complex, cutting-edge welding technologies and practices, this comprehensive text features valuable information on topics such as welding metallurgy, metal fabrication, weld testing and inspection, joint design, job costing, and environmental and conservation tips. The author opens each section by introducing students to the materials, equipment, setup procedures, and critical safety information they need to execute a specific process successfully, while subsequent chapters focus on individual welding tasks leading to SENSE certification.
Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version. 3 Pre-ordered Applied Mergers and Acquisitions Robert F. Bruner February 8, 2016 2 A comprehensive guide to the world of mergers and acquisitions
Why do so many M&A transactions fail? And what drives the success of those deals that are consummated? Robert Bruner explains that M&A can be understood as a response by managers to forces of turbulence in their environment. Despite the material failure rates of mergers and acquisitions, those pulling the trigger on key strategic decisions can make them work if they spend great care and rigor in the development of their M&A deals. By addressing the key factors of M&A success and failure, Applied Mergers and Acquisitions can help readers do this. Written by one of the foremost thinkers and educators in the field, this invaluable resource teaches readers the art and science of M&A valuation, deal negotiation, and bargaining, and provides a framework for considering tradeoffs in an effort to optimize the value of any M&A deal.2 Pre-ordered The SAGE Handbook of Grounded Theory: Paperback Edition Antony Bryant January 21, 2010 3 Grounded Theory is by far the most widely used research method across a wide range of disciplines and subject areas, including social sciences, nursing and healthcare, medical sociology, information systems, psychology, and anthropology. This handbook gives a comprehensive overview of the theory and practice of Grounded Theory, taking into account the many attempts to revise and refine Glaser and Strauss' original formulation and the debates that have followed.
Antony Bryant & Kathy Charmaz bring together leading researchers and practitioners of the method from the US, the UK, Australia and Europe to represent all the major standpoints within Grounded Theory, demonstrating the richness of the approach. The contributions cover a wide range of perspectives on the method, covering its features and ramifications, its intricacies in use, its demands on the skills and capabilities of the researcher and its position in the domain of research methods.
The SAGE Handbook of Grounded Theory is an indispensable reference source for academics and researchers across many disciplines who want to develop their understanding of the Grounded Theory method.3 Pre-ordered Forex Patterns and Probabilities: Trading Strategies for Trending and Range-Bound Markets Forex Patterns and Probabilities Book 299 Ed Ponsi Book 299 December 29, 2010 2 While most books on trading deal with general concepts and shy awayfrom specifics, Forex Patterns and Probabilities providesyou with real-world strategies and a rare sense of clarity aboutthe specific mechanics of currency trading. Leading tradingeducator Ed Ponsi will explain the driving forces in the currencymarkets and will provide strategies to enter, exit, and managesuccessful trades. Dozens of chart examples and explanations willguide you each step of the way and allow the reader to "look overthe shoulder" of a professional trader hard at work at his craft.
This book provides traders with step-by-step methodologies thatare based on real market tendencies. The strategies in this bookare presented clearly and in detail, so that anyone who wishes tocan learn how to trade like a professional. It is written in astyle that is easy to understand, so that the reader can quicklylearn and use the techniques provided.2 Pre-ordered Nonprofit Management: Principles and Practice, Edition 4 Michael J. Worth January 28, 2016 3 Michael J. Worth’s student-friendly best-seller, Nonprofit Management: Principles and Practice, provides a broad, insightful overview of key topics affecting governance and management of nonprofit organizations. Worth covers the scope and structure of the nonprofit sector, leadership of nonprofits, managing the nonprofit organization, fundraising, earned income strategies, financial management, nonprofit lobbying and advocacy, managing international and global organizations, social entrepreneurship, and social innovation. Written specifically for students, this applied text balances research, theory, and practitioner literature, and is packed with current cases, timely examples, and updated data. 3 Pre-ordered Leading and Implementing Business Change Management: Making Change Stick in the Contemporary Organization David J. Jones July 18, 2013 3 Being change capable is the "new normal" for today’s growth-minded organizations. The "do more with less" strategies of the past are no longer effective in preparing organizations to meet the increasing challenges for growth, competitiveness and innovation required of them in this new era. Business change challenges including customer and market shifts, legal and regulatory requirements, strategic redirection, acquisitions, strategic partnerships, and cultural transformation are demanding that organizations effectively and efficiently manage change across multiple dimensions. To reach this level of change capability, organizations must adopt an integrated, balanced and customized approach to change management.
Change management is addressed from the unique perspective of both its foundational concepts as well as practical application. Using an integrated, scalable and flexible framework, this book provides tools which can be readily customized and applied to initiatives across or within stages of the business change management lifecycle, from assessing the need for change, through planning the change initiative, designing a balanced change solution which integrates the people, process, and project management elements, through deploying and institutionalizing the change. Common risks associated with failed or stalled change initiatives are presented with best practices and key topics associated with change management are explored and illustrated through real-life case studies.
Aimed at both the professionals within organizations and post graduate students and researchers within business strategy, organizational behaviour and change management disciplines, this book will provide a conceptual understanding of change management and a roadmap with a supporting toolbox for leading and implementing change that sticks.3 Pre-ordered A Practical Field Guide for AS9100C Erik V. Myhrberg January 1, 2010 2 2 Pre-ordered Women, Work, and Globalization: Challenges and Opportunities Bahira Sherif Trask October 30, 2013 2 Women increasingly make up a significant percentage of the labor force throughout the world. This transformation is impacting everyone's lives. This book examines the resulting gender role, work, and family issues from a comparative worldwide perspective. Working allows women to earn an income, acquire new skills, and forge social connections. It also brings challenges such as simultaneously managing domestic responsibilities and family relationships. The social, political, and economic implications of this global transformation are explored from an interdisciplinary perspective in this book. The commonalities and the differences of women’s experiences depending on their social class, education, and location in industrialized and developing countries are highlighted throughout. Practical implications are examined including the consequences of these changes for men. Engaging vignettes and case studies from around the world bring the topics to life. The book argues that despite policy reforms and a rhetoric of equality, women still have unique experiences from men both at work and at home.
Women, Work, and Globalization explores:Key issues surrounding work and families from a global cross-cultural perspective. The positive and negative experiences of more women in the global workforce. The spread of women’s empowerment on changes in ideologies and behaviors throughout the world. Key literature from family studies, IO, sociology, anthropology, and economics. The changing role of men in the global work-family arena. The impact of sexual trafficking and exploitation, care labor, and transnational migration on women. Best practices and policies that have benefited women, men, and their families.
Part 1 reviews the research on gender in the industrialized and developing world, global changes that pertain to women’s gender roles, women’s labor market participation, globalization, and the spread of the women’s movement. Issues that pertain to women in a globalized world including gender socialization, sexual trafficking and exploitation, labor migration and transnational motherhood, and the complexities entailed in care labor are explored in Part 2. Programs and policies that have effectively assisted women are explored in Part 3 including initiatives instituted by NGOs and governments in developing countries and (programs) policies that help women balance work and family in industrialized countries. The book concludes with suggestions for global initiatives that assist women in balancing work and family responsibilities while decreasing their vulnerabilities.
Intended as a supplemental text for advanced undergraduate and/or graduate courses in Women/Gender Issues, Work and Family, Gender and Families, Global/International Families, Family Diversity, Multicultural Families, and Urban Sociology taught in psychology, human development and family studies, gender and/or women’s studies, business, sociology, social work, political science, and anthropology. Researchers, policy makers, and practitioners in these fields will also appreciate this thought provoking book.2 Pre-ordered Social and Behavioral Foundations of Public Health: Edition 2 Jeannine Coreil January 21, 2009 3 Emphasizing the importance of social context and cultural construction, Social and Behavioral Foundations of Public Health examines current issues in health from a social and behavioral sciences perspective. The book uses a social ecological framework to address multilevel influences on health and enlarge the dominant "risk factor" approach to health behavior. Editor Jeannine Coreil and contributing authors use examples from the forefront of public health to illustrate the relevance of "core"competencies" in the field to diverse real-world problems. The Second Edition has been thoroughly updated and revised throughout, based on user feedback, and includes new theory, research, case studies.
Applies the social ecology of health model to contemporary issues at the individual and group levelDraws from a wide range of disciplines, including medical sociology, health psychology, medical anthropology, demography, gerontology, and economics Describes planning, implementation, and evaluation of public health programs, policies, and interventions Features engaging case studies and examples on topics such as HIV/AIDS and breast cancerIncludes new "Special Topics" section, with chapters on childhood obesity, injury prevention, and occupational health Offers practical advice for students and practitioners interested in updating their knowledge and skills"
The Psychology of Gratitude Robert A. Emmons February 26, 2004 2
Gratitude, like other positive emotions, has inspired many theological and philosophical writings, but it has inspired very little vigorous, empirical research. In an effort to remedy this oversight, this volume brings together prominent scientists from various disciplines to examine what has become known as the most-neglected emotion. The volume begins with the historical, philosophical, and theoretical foundations of gratitude, then presents the current research perspectives from social, personality, and developmental psychology, as well as from primatology, anthropology, and biology. The volume also includes a comprehensive, annotated bibliography of research on gratitude. This work contributes a great deal to the growing positive psychology initiative and to the scientific investigation of positive human emotions. It will be an invaluable resource for researchers and students in social, personality, and developmental, clinical, and health psychology, as well as to sociologists and cultural anthropologists.
The Practice Turn in Contemporary Theory Karin Knorr Cetina June 20, 2005 3
This book provides an exciting and diverse philosophical exploration of the role of practice and practices in human activity. It contains original essays and critiques of this philosophical and sociological attempt to move beyond current problematic ways of thinking in the humanities and social sciences. It will be useful across many disciplines, including philosophy, sociology, science, cultural theory, history and anthropology.
How to Rethink Human Behavior: A Practical Guide to Social Contextual Analysis Bernard Guerin May 20, 2016 2
Developed from the author’s long teaching career, How to Rethink Human Behavior aims to cultivate practical skills in human observation and analysis, rather than offer a catalogue of immutable ‘facts’. It synthesizes key psychological concepts with insights from other disciplines, including sociology, social anthropology, economics, and history.
Social and Behavioral Foundations of Public Health is intended as a core textbook for graduate courses in public health and health care management that examine current issues in health from a social and behavioral sciences perspective.
The skills detailed in the book will help readers to observe people in their contexts and to analyze what they observe, in order to make better sense of why people do what they do, say what they say, and think what they think. These methods can also be applied to our own thoughts, talk and actions - not as something we control from ‘within’ but as events constantly being shaped by the idiosyncratic social, cultural, economic and other contexts in which our lives are immersed.
Whether teaching, studying, or reading for pleasure, this book will help readers learn:
How to think about people with ecological or contextual thinking
How your thinking is a conversation with other people
How to analyze talk and conversations as social strategies
How capitalist economies change how you act, talk and think in 25 ways
How living in modern society can be linked to generalized anxiety and depression
How to Rethink Human Behavioris important interdisciplinary reading for students and researchers in all fields of social science, and will especially appeal to those interested in mental health. It has also been written for the general reading public who enjoy exploring new ideas and skills in understanding themselves and other people. 2 Pre-ordered Key Thinkers on Space and Place: Edition 2 Phil Hubbard November 12, 2010 3 In this latest edition of Key Thinkers on Space and Place, editors Phil Hubbard and Rob Kitchin provide us with a fully revised and updated text that highlights the work of over 65 key thinkers on space and place. Unique in its concept, the book is a comprehensive guide to the life and work of some of the key thinkers particularly influential in the current 'spatial turn' in the social sciences.
Providing a synoptic overview of different ideas about the role of space and place in contemporary social, cultural, political and economic life, each portrait comprises:Biographical information and theoretical context. An explication of their contribution to spatial thinking. An overview of key advances and controversie. Guidance on further reading.
With 14 additional chapters including entries on Saskia Sassen, Tim Ingold, Cindi Katz and John Urry, the book covers ideas ranging from humanism, Marxism, feminism and post-structuralism to queer-theory, post-colonialism, globalization and deconstruction, presenting a thorough look at diverse ways in which space and place has been theorized.
An essential text for geographers, this now classic reference text is for all those interested in theories of space and place, whether in geography, sociology, cultural studies, urban studies, planning, anthropology, or women's studies.3 Pre-ordered The Oxford Handbook of Food History Jeffrey M. Pilcher October 16, 2012 2 Food matters, not only as a subject of study in its own right, but also as a medium for conveying critical messages about capitalism, the environment, and social inequality to diverse audiences. Recent scholarship on the subject draws from both a pathbreaking body of secondary literature and an inexhaustible wealth of primary sources--from ancient Chinese philosophical tracts to McDonald's menus--contributing new perspectives to the historical study of food, culture, and society, and challenging the limits of history itself. The Oxford Handbook of Food History places existing works in historiographical context, crossing disciplinary, chronological, and geographic boundaries while also suggesting new routes for future research. The twenty-seven essays in this book are organized into five sections: historiography, disciplinary approaches, production, circulation, and consumption of food. The first two sections examine the foundations of food history, not only in relation to key developments in the discipline of history itself--such as the French Annales school and the cultural turn--but also in anthropology, sociology, geography, pedagogy, and the emerging Critical Nutrition Studies. The following three sections sketch various trajectories of food as it travels from farm to table, factory to eatery, nature to society. Each section balances material, cultural, and intellectual concerns, whether juxtaposing questions of agriculture and the environment with the notion of cookbooks as historical documents; early human migrations with modern culinary tourism; or religious customs with social activism. In its vast, interdisciplinary scope, this handbook brings students and scholars an authoritative guide to a field with fresh insights into one of the most fundamental human concerns. 2 Pre-ordered The Meaning of Things: Domestic Symbols and the Self Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi October 30, 1981 2 The meaning of things is a study of the significance of material possessions in contemporary urban life, and of the ways people carve meaning out of their domestic environment. Drawing on a survey of eighty families in Chicago who were interviewed on the subject of their feelings about common household objects, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and Eugene Rochberg-Halton provide a unique perspective on materialism, American culture, and the self. They begin by reviewing what social scientists and philosophers have said about the transactions between people and things. In the model of 'personhood' that the authors develop, goal-directed action and the cultivation of meaning through signs assume central importance. They then relate theoretical issues to the results of their survey. An important finding is the distinction between objects valued for action and those valued for contemplation. The authors compare families who have warm emotional attachments to their homes with those in which a common set of positive meanings is lacking, and interpret the different patterns of involvement. They then trace the cultivation of meaning in case studies of four families. Finally, the authors address what they describe as the current crisis of environmental and material exploitation, and suggest that human capacities for the creation and redirection of meaning offer the only hope for survival. A wide range of scholars - urban and family sociologists, clinical, developmental and environmental psychologists, cultural anthropologists and philosophers, and many general readers - will find this book stimulating and compelling. 2 Pre-ordered Explaining Creativity: The Science of Human Innovation, Edition 2 R. Keith Sawyer October 15, 2011 2 Explaining Creativity is an accessible introduction to the latest scientific research on creativity. The book summarizes and integrates a broad range of research in psychology and related scientific fields. In the last 40 years, psychologists, anthropologists, and sociologists have devoted increased attention to creativity; we now know more about creativity than at any point in history. Explaining Creativity considers not only arts like painting and writing, but also science, stage performance, business innovation, and creativity in everyday life. Sawyer's approach is interdisciplinary. In addition to examining psychological studies on creativity, he draws on anthropologists' research on creativity in non-Western cultures, sociologists' research on the situations, contexts, and networks of creative activity, and cognitive neuroscientists' studies of the brain. He moves beyond the individual to consider the social and cultural contexts of creativity, including the role of collaboration in the creative process. 2 Pre-ordered Digital Sociology Deborah Lupton November 5, 2014 2
We now live in a digital society. New digital technologies have had a profound influence on everyday life, social relations, government, commerce, the economy and the production and dissemination of knowledge. People’s movements in space, their purchasing habits and their online communication with others are now monitored in detail by digital technologies. We are increasingly becoming digital data subjects, whether we like it or not, and whether we choose this or not.
The sub-discipline of digital sociology provides a means by which the impact, development and use of these technologies and their incorporation into social worlds, social institutions and concepts of selfhood and embodiment may be investigated, analysed and understood. This book introduces a range of interesting social, cultural and political dimensions of digital society and discusses some of the important debates occurring in research and scholarship on these aspects. It covers the new knowledge economy and big data, reconceptualising research in the digital era, the digitisation of higher education, the diversity of digital use, digital politics and citizen digital engagement, the politics of surveillance, privacy issues, the contribution of digital devices to embodiment and concepts of selfhood and many other topics.
Digital Sociology is essential reading not only for students and academics in sociology, anthropology, media and communication, digital cultures, digital humanities, internet studies, science and technology studies, cultural geography and social computing, but for other readers interested in the social impact of digital technologies.2 Pre-ordered Networking Essentials: Networking Essentials _c3, Edition 3 Jeffrey S. Beasley March 1, 2012 2 Thoroughly updated to reflect CompTIA’s Network+ N10-005 exam, Networking Essentials, Third Edition, is a practical, up-to-date, and hands-on guide to the basics of networking. Written from the viewpoint of a working network administrator, it requires absolutely no experience with either network concepts or day-to-day network management.
Networking Essentials, Third Edition, includes expanded coverage of cabling, a new introduction to IPv6, and new chapters on basic switch configuration and troubleshooting. Its wireless and security chapters now focus strictly on introductory material, and you will also find up-to-date introductions to twisted-pair and fiber optic cabling, TCP/IP protocols, Internet and LAN interconnections, and basic network problem identification and resolution. Clear goals are outlined for each chapter, and every concept is introduced in easy to understand language that explains how and why networking technologies are used. Each chapter is packed with real-world examples and practical exercises that reinforce all concepts and guide you through using them to configure, analyze, and fix networks.
Key Pedagogical FeaturesNET-CHALLENGE SIMULATION SOFTWARE provides hands-on experience with entering router and switch commands, setting up functions, and configuring interfaces and protocols WIRESHARK NETWORK PROTOCOL ANALYZER presents techniques and examples of data traffic analysis throughout PROVEN TOOLS FOR MORE EFFECTIVE LEARNING & NETWORK+ PREP, including chapter outlines, summaries, and Network+ objectives WORKING EXAMPLES IN EVERY CHAPTER to reinforce key concepts and promote mastery KEY TERM DEFINITIONS, LISTINGS & EXTENSIVE GLOSSARY to help you master the language of networking QUESTIONS, PROBLEMS, AND CRITICAL THINKING QUESTIONS to help you deepen your understanding 2 Pre-ordered Practical Database Programming with Visual Basic.NET: Edition 2 Ying Bai May 9, 2012 2 The most up-to-date Visual Basic.NET programmingtextbook—covering both fundamentals and advanced-levelprogramming techniques—complete with examples andsolutions
Visual Basic.NET (VB.NET) is an object-oriented computerprogramming language that can be viewed as an evolution of theclassic Visual Basic (VB), which is implemented on the .NETFramework. Microsoft currently supplies two major implementationsof Visual Basic: Microsoft Visual Studio (which is commercialsoftware) and Microsoft Visual Studio Express (which is free ofcharge).
Forgoing the large amounts of programming codes found in mostdatabase programming books, Practical Database Programming withVisual Basic.NET shows students and professionals both how todevelop professional and practical database programs in a VisualBasic.NET environment by using Visual Studio.NET Data Tools andWizards related to ADO.NET 4.0, and how to apply codes that areauto-generated by solely using Wizards. The fully updated SecondEdition:Covers both fundamentals and advanced database programmingtechniquesIntroduces three popular database systems with practicalexamples including MS Access, SQL Server 2008, and OracleFeatures more than fifty sample projects with detailedillustrations and explanations to help students understand keytechniques and programming technologiesIncludes downloadable programming codes and exercisequestions
This book provides undergraduate and graduate students as wellas database programmers and software engineers with the necessarytools to handle the database programming issues in the VisualStudio.NET environment.2 Pre-ordered Game Engine Design and Implementation Alan Thorn August 24, 2011 2 Part of the new Foundations of Game Development Series!
Almost every video game on the market today is powered by a game engine. But, what is a game engine? What does it do? How are they useful to both developers and the game? And how are they made? These, and other important engine related questions, are explored and discussed in this book. In clear and concise language, this book examines through examples and exercises both the design and implementation of a video game engine. Specifically, it focuses on the core components of a game engine, audio and sound systems, file and resource management, graphics and optimization techniques, scripting and physics, and much more. Suitable for students, hobbyists, and independent developers, this no-nonsense book helps fine-tune an understanding of solid engine design and implementation for creating games that sell. 2 Pre-ordered Systems Analysis and Design, 6th Edition: Edition 6 Alan Dennis November 17, 2014 3
The 6th Edition of Systems Analysis and Design continues to offer a hands-on approach to SAD while focusing on the core set of skills that all analysts must possess. Building on their experience as professional systems analysts and award-winning teachers, authors Dennis, Wixom, and Roth capture the experience of developing and analyzing systems in a way that students can understand and apply.
With Systems Analysis and Design, 6th Edition, students will leave the course with experience that is a rich foundation for further work as a systems analyst.3 Pre-ordered CCTV Surveillance: Video Practices and Technology, Edition 2 Herman Kruegle March 15, 2011 3 This revision of the classic book on CCTV technology, CCTV Surveillance, provides a comprehensive examination of CCTV, covering the applications of various systems, how to design and install a system, and how to choose the right hardware. Taking into account the ever-changing advances in technology using digital techniques and the Internet, CCTV Surveillance, Second Edition, is completely updated with the recent advancements in digital cameras and digital recorders, remote monitoring via the Internet, and CCTV integration with other security systems.
Continuing in the celebrated tradition of the first edition, the second edition is written to serve as a useful resource for the end-user as well as the technical practitioner. Each chapter begins with an overview, and presents the latest information on the relevant equipment, describing the characteristics, features and application of each device. Coverage of aging or obsolete technology is reduced to a historical perspective, and eight brand new chapters cover digital video technology, multiplexers, integrated camera-lens-housing, smart domes, and rapid deployment CCTV systems.Serves as an indispensable resource on CCTV theoryIncludes eight new chapters on the use of digital components and other related technologies that have seen a recent explosion in use Fully illustrated, the book contains completely updated photographs and diagrams that represent the latest in CCTV technology advancements 3 Pre-ordered Knowledge Management: Systems and Processes Irma Becerra-Fernandez 3 This book serves as a complete introduction to the subject of Knowledge Management (KM), and incorporates technical as well as social aspects, concepts as well as practical examples, and traditional KM approaches as well as emerging topics. Knowledge Management: Systems and Processes enhances the conventional exposition of KM with an in-depth discussion of the technologies used to facilitate the management of knowledge in large and small organizations. This includes a complete description of the theory and applications of the various techniques and technologies currently in use to manage organizational knowledge. The discussion of technology is at a level appropriate for the typical business administration graduate student or corporate manager. Special features: * Includes case studies of actual implementations of KM systems, including details such as system architecture * Contains numerous vignettes describing practical applications of KM initiatives at leading firms and governmental organizations * Provides a balanced view of knowledge management, while incorporating benefits and controversial issues, and both technology and social aspects * Extremely current, making extensive use of latest developments in, and examples from, the field of KM * Written by two proficient and recognized researchers in the field of KM. 3 Pre-ordered Microsoft Outlook 2007 Programming: Jumpstart for Power Users and Administrators Sue Mosher July 19, 2007 3 Microsoft Outlook is the most widely used e-mail program and offers the most programmability. Sue Mosher introduces key concepts for programming Outlook using Visual Basic for Applications, custom Outlook forms, and external scripts, without the need for additional development tools.
For those who manage Outlook installations, it demonstrates how to use new features in the Outlook 2007 programming model such as building scripts that can create rules and views and manage categories. Power users will discover how to enhance Outlook with custom features, such as the ability to process incoming mail and extract key information. Aimed at the non-professional programmer, it also provides a quick guide to Outlook programming basics for pro developers who want to dive into Outlook integration.Dozens of new programming objects detailed including views, rules, categories, searchesNo previous coding experience or additional development tools requiredExamples outline issues using real-world functionality 3 Pre-ordered Logistic Core Operations with SAP: Inventory Management, Warehousing, Transportation, and Compliance Jens Kappauf February 28, 2012 3 “Logistic Core Operations with SAP” not only provides an overview of core logistics processes and functionality—it also shows how SAP’s Business Suite covers logistic core operations, what features are supported, and which systems can be used to implement end-to-end processes in the following logistic core disciplines: Procurement, Distribution, Transportation, Warehouse Logistics and Inventory Management, and Compliance and Reporting. In this context the authors not only explain their integration, the organizational set-up, and master data, but also which solution fits best for a particular business need.
This book serves as a solid foundation for understanding SAP software. No matter whether you are a student or a manager involved in an SAP implementation, the authors go far beyond traditional function and feature descriptions, helping you ask the right questions, providing answers, and making recommendations. The book assists you in understanding SAP terminology, concepts and technological components as well as their closed-loop integration. Written in a clear, straight-forward style and using practical examples, it contains valuable tips, illustrative screenshots and flowcharts, as well as best practices—showing how business requirements are mapped into software functionality.3 Pre-ordered A First Course in Machine Learning: Edition 2 Simon Rogers October 14, 2016 2 "A First Course in Machine Learning by Simon Rogers and Mark Girolami is the best introductory book for ML currently available. It combines rigor and precision with accessibility, starts from a detailed explanation of the basic foundations of Bayesian analysis in the simplest of settings, and goes all the way to the frontiers of the subject such as infinite mixture models, GPs, and MCMC."
—Devdatt Dubhashi, Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Chalmers University, Sweden
"This textbook manages to be easier to read than other comparable books in the subject while retaining all the rigorous treatment needed. The new chapters put it at the forefront of the field by covering topics that have become mainstream in machine learning over the last decade."
—Daniel Barbara, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA
"The new edition of A First Course in Machine Learning by Rogers and Girolami is an excellent introduction to the use of statistical methods in machine learning. The book introduces concepts such as mathematical modeling, inference, and prediction, providing ‘just in time’ the essential background on linear algebra, calculus, and probability theory that the reader needs to understand these concepts."
—Daniel Ortiz-Arroyo, Associate Professor, Aalborg University Esbjerg, Denmark
"I was impressed by how closely the material aligns with the needs of an introductory course on machine learning, which is its greatest strength...Overall, this is a pragmatic and helpful book, which is well-aligned to the needs of an introductory course and one that I will be looking at for my own students in coming months."
—David Clifton, University of Oxford, UK
"The first edition of this book was already an excellent introductory text on machine learning for an advanced undergraduate or taught masters level course, or indeed for anybody who wants to learn about an interesting and important field of computer science. The additional chapters of advanced material on Gaussian process, MCMC and mixture modeling provide an ideal basis for practical projects, without disturbing the very clear and readable exposition of the basics contained in the first part of the book."
—Gavin Cawley, Senior Lecturer, School of Computing Sciences, University of East Anglia, UK
"This book could be used for junior/senior undergraduate students or first-year graduate students, as well as individuals who want to explore the field of machine learning...The book introduces not only the concepts but the underlying ideas on algorithm implementation from a critical thinking perspective."
—Guangzhi Qu, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan, USA
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