Saturday, 22 January 2011

Practical Rails Social Networking Sites (Expert's Voice)



Practical Rails Social Networking Sites (Expert's Voice)
| 2007-06-22 00:00:00 | | 0 | Ruby on Rails


Practical Rails Social Networking Sites shows you the complete development cycle of a social networking community web site. The project develops first as a simple content management system, after which author Alan Bradburne progressively adds features in order to build a full Web 2.0?enabled community-based social networking site using Ruby on Rails.

You will learn how to make the best use of the Ruby on Rails framework within a large project and how to implement and adapt features specific to a community. The book offers practical advice and tips for developing and testing, along with guidance on how to take your site live, as well as optimize and maintain it.

The book also explores how to integrate with other community sites such as Flickr and Google Maps, and how to make good use of Rails Ajax features. You will also learn how to optimize and adapt your site to work well on mobile browsers.



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Buyer beware
Why pay $30 dollars for a book that makes you do all research in order to make code work? This book needs to be taken out of the shelves, catalog, db, etc. Outdated and waste of time and money. It also seems that the `supposed` companion website has been deserted for a while, and the author hasn't comment or find alternate solution for the raising version issues.

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Beyond The Depot
This book brought me past the Depot application into a new arena of utilizing the tools Rails provides to solve my sites' requirements. Again with any book about Rails
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No errata updates from the publisher
I was cruising through this book and really enjoying it. 5 stars up to chapter 4. Then I hit the pagination section. Well, pagination has been removed from the default install of rails. Definitely not the author's fault, but that being said, there are no errata updates on this subject (or any subject for that matter). Therefore, I have come to a screeching hault in this book. I did some research, but basically to the best of my understanding I need to install another pagination plugin. Real world work and that's no problem. Technology changes and you have to stay current.


In a book however, the way I work is to fly through a book, get to know some things, THEN roll with the punches in my real work. I freaking HATE to have to hack together book exercises just to make them function. I want to be able to bang out some exercises just to get to know how things work.


So all in all, while the book was written before this update, it's still not super old. The publisher needs errata updates for this to be a worthwhile purchase. I'm jumping up to the next chapter, but if I hit this problem again I'm jumping ship.

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Worth Buying
If you're contemplating or actually building a social-networking website in Rails this book is worth buying. You can learn a lot by going through it from start to finish, or just take a gander at the chapter(s) that concern you.

Alan writes well and you get a chance to see how things are done in the real world as opposed to a tutorial.

If your site is social-network related, I also recommend RailsSpace. These two books should give you a great head-start or the final answer on any `How do I do that`? type of question.

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RailsSpace is much better
I recently read four books on Ruby on Rails so I could ramp up on this super new framework quickly. Past experience has taught me that four books will result in at least one gem, and a dud. This one was the dud. The gem was RailsSpace: Building a Social Networking Website with Ruby on Rails (Addison-Wesley Professional Ruby Series) - which also teaches ROR through building a social networking site. I will review RailsSpace on its Amazon page.


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Mike Meyers' MCSA .Managing a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Environment Certification Passport (Exam 70- 291)



Mike Meyers' MCSA .Managing a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Environment Certification Passport (Exam 70- 291)
Walter Glenn, Michael Simpson, Jason Zandri | 2003-01-01 00:00:00 | McGraw-Hill Osborne Media; 1 edition | 416 | Windows
Get on the road to becoming an MCSE or MCSA with this concise, affordable, and portable study tool. Certification training guru Mike Meyers, along with Walter Glenn, Michael Simpson, and Jason Zandri, will guide you on your career path, providing expert tips and sound advice along the way. With an intensive focus on only what you need to know to pass the test, this Certification Passport is your ticket to success on exam day.

Inside:
Itineraries--List of official exam objectives covered
ETAs--Amount of time needed to complete each lesson
Travel Advisories--Expert advice on critical topics
Local Lingo--Concise definitions of key terms and concepts
Travel Assistance--Recommended resources for more information
Exam Tips--Common exam pitfalls and solutions
Checkpoints--End-of-chapter questions, answers, and explanations
Career Flight Path--Career options mapped out to maximize the return from your IT journey
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The 100 Best Targets for Astrophotography: A Monthly Guide for CCD Imaging with Amateur Telescopes



The 100 Best Targets for Astrophotography: A Monthly Guide for CCD Imaging with Amateur Telescopes
Ruben Kier | 2009-01-01 00:00:00 | Springer; 1 edition | 360 | Astronomy and Cosmology
Any amateur astronomer who is interested in astrophotography, particularly if just getting started, needs to know what objects are best for imaging in each month of the year. These are not necessarily the same objects that are the most spectacular or intriguing visually. The camera reveals different things and has different requirements. What objects in the sky tonight are large enough, bright enough, and high enough to be photographed? This book reveals, for each month of the year, the choicest celestial treasures within the reach of a commercial CCD camera. Helpful hints and advice on framing, exposures, and filters are included. Each deep sky object is explained in beautiful detail, so that observers will gain a richer understanding of these astronomical objects.

This is not a book that dwells on the technology of CCD, Webcam, wet, or other types of astrophotography. Neither is it a book about in-depth computer processing of the images (although this topic is included). Detailed discussions of these topics can be found in other publications. This book focuses on what northern latitude objects to image at any given time of the year to get the most spectacular results.
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Cognitive Dysfunction in Bipolar Disorder: A Guide for Clinicians



Cognitive Dysfunction in Bipolar Disorder: A Guide for Clinicians
Joseph F. Goldberg | 2008-07-01 00:00:00 | American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. | 316 | Manic Depression
A growing body of clinical and experimental evidence shows that neurocognitive dysfunction is a fundamental yet frequently ignored or misidentified component of bipolar disorder. The first comprehensive book of its kind, Cognitive Dysfunction in Bipolar Disorder: A Guide for Clinicians compiles the latest data in neuropsychology, neuroimaging, neurogenetics, and functional outcomes research to enable clinicians to more effectively utilize pharmacological and psychotherapeutic techniques in their treatment of bipolar disorder.

This volume outlines and demystifies current knowledge about neuropsychological functioning in bipolar disorder in a reader-friendly, easy-to-understand guide for practitioners. Its 12 chapters, written by 23 internationally-renowned expert contributors, examine such topics as attentional and executive functioning, neuroimaging and genetic correlates of cognitive functioning, pharmacologic strategies, bipolar disorder in pediatric patients, and cognition across the life span. The book also includes helpful bulleted take-home points at the end of each chapter that summarize main concepts, as well as case vignettes and illustrative examples that depict the clinical application of specific neurocognitive principles.

Using relevant applications from cognitive neuroscience, Cognitive Dysfunction in Bipolar Disorder provides clinicians with a comprehensive overview of astounding breakthroughs in the assessment and treatment of patients with bipolar disorder. It plows new ground in the mental health industry, correcting distortions and laying the foundation for future clinical research in this rapidly expanding field.

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Carbon Nanotechnology: Recent Developments in Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science and Device Applications



Carbon Nanotechnology: Recent Developments in Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science and Device Applications
Liming Dai PhD | 2006-06-13 00:00:00 | Elsevier Science | 750 | Engineering
Nanotechnology is no longer a merely social talking point and is beginning to affect the lives of everyone. Carbon nanotechnology as a major shaper of new nanotechnologies has evolved into a truly interdisciplinary field, which encompasses chemistry, physics, biology, medicine, materials science and engineering. This is a field in which a huge amount of literature has been generated within recent years, and the number of publications is still increasing every year. Carbon Nanotechnology aims to provide a timely coverage of the recent development in the field with updated reviews and remarks by world-renowned experts. Intended to be an exposition of cutting-edge research and development rather than a kind of conference proceeding, Carbon Nanotechnology will be very useful not only to experienced scientists and engineers, who wish to broaden their knowledge of the wide-ranging nanotechnology and/or to develop practical devices, but also to graduate and senior undergraduate students who look to make their mark in this field of the future.

· A comprehensive treatment from materials chemistry and structure-property to practical applications
· Offers an in-depth analysis of various carbon nanotechnologies from both fundamental and practical perspectives
· An easily accessible assessment of the materials properties and device performances based on all of the major classes of carbon nanomaterials, including: carbon fiber; diamond; C60; and carbon nanotubes
· A concise compilation of the practical applications of carbon nanotechnologies from polymer-carbon nanocomposites to sensors, electron emitters, and molecular electronics

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Seized by Love



Seized by Love
Susan Johnson | 1994-01-01 00:00:00 | Fanfare | 304 | Fiction Other
Well versed in the sensual arts, Prince Nikolai Kuzan wagers that he will be able to seduce the chaste Alsia Forseus in three days and steal her from her husband, but the lark turns serious when Kuzan finds himself falling in love.
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Tall, Dark & Hungry



Tall, Dark & Hungry
Lynsay Sands | 2010-01-01 00:00:00 | Avon | 384 | Romance Novels
I wish I could give this one more than 5 stars, but I felt that way about all of the Argeneau books! These brothers are hot, hot, hot! Bastian and Terri's love scenes are remarkably tender and sexy! Terri's past makes it hard for her to open her heart to Bastian, as does his. Both have been wounded in the past either by betrayal (in Bastian's case) or death (in Terri's case) and it's made them a bit skittish to give their hearts away again and risk the pain of loss. I know that in a good romance, the characters have to overcome obstacles to their love but this obstacle seems to be so real. I can, luckily, only imagine losing a spouse or parent to death but it would make it very hard to allow anyone that close again. The fact that the characters love one another enough to try is what makes this a wonderful love story.
I recommend that you read all three books (in order)! They are all terrific and not to be missed - whether you are just a vampire fan or a romance fan! There's enough of both elements for any serious fan to enjoy!!
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Manual of Pesticide Residue Analysis, Volume 2



Manual of Pesticide Residue Analysis, Volume 2
Hans-Peter Thier,Jochen Kirchhoff | 1992-10-21 00:00:00 | Wiley-VCH | 482 | Politics
This collection of up-to-date methods for analyzing pesticide residues represents those proven methods that are of most value to the analyst.

The methods chosen demonstrate a particularly high standard of reliability and have all been validated by at least one other specially qualified laboratory. They are also presented in such detailed and readily understandable form that analysts using them cannot possibly be left in doubt about how to proceed. Each of the single methods specifies the substrates to which it is suited and on which it has been validated, among them food crops, stored commodities, processed food of vegetable and animal origin, feedstuffs, forage and fodder crops, soil, and water.

Both Volumes arrange the compound-specific methods in the alphabetical order of the compound names. They also contain indexes to provide quick access to the desired method. The single methods each contain the chemical name and the structural formula of the respective compound. Multiple methods are preceded by a table in which chemical names and structural formulae are presented jointly for all compounds.
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I am an experienced analytical chemist working in a commercial lab in Sydney Australia and have found this manual invaluable in our laboratory for most analytical problems.

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Traditional Furniture Projects (Best of Fine Woodworking)



Traditional Furniture Projects (Best of Fine Woodworking)
Fine Woodworking | 1991-04-01 00:00:00 | | 0 | Do It Yourself
This book provides a list and description of 24 projects, compiled from various authors and craftsmen taken from the pages of Fine Woodworking over a period of several years. The "plans" lack any uniformity. Some have dimensions of projects listed, while others don't. Some have a parts list, while others list nothing. Do not expect exploded views and measurements, tool requirements, parts lists, assembly sequence, or anything that I would consider as actual "plans." This book is more a few photos and drawings with a narrative of how they constructed their items. The reader is expected to have a detailed working knowledge of furniture construction to understand the terms used and how to properly make certain cuts, a knowldge of joinery, etc. Again, this is not the novice woodworker.
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Elementary Mathematics from an Advanced Standpoint: Geometry (Dover Books on Mathematics)



Elementary Mathematics from an Advanced Standpoint: Geometry (Dover Books on Mathematics)
Felix Klein | 2004-06-18 00:00:00 | Dover Publications | 224 | Mathematics
This text begins with the simplest geometric manifolds, the Grassmann determinant principle for the plane and the Grassmann principle for space; and more. Also explores affine and projective transformations; higher point transformations; transformations with change of space element; and the theory of the imaginary. Concludes with a systematic discussion of geometry and its foundations. 1939 edition. 141 figures.

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Klein in his later years decided that bringing new developments in mathematics into the high-school math curriculum was very important and to this end he gave a series of lectures to high-school teachers that explicated those aspects of recent developments of mathematics that would be accessible and useful for high-school teaching. This led to the three volumes on Elementary Mathematics from an Advanced Standpoint, originally published in German and luckily available in this fine English translation, dirt cheap from Dover.



This volume, on Geometry, is in my view the best of the series. This is not just an explication of linear geometry, it is an explanation of the powerful joint treatment of geometry and group theory of which Klein himself was a driving force (through his "Erlangen Program").



However this alone does not do this book justice. This is the only book I am aware off that gives a thorough yet accessible account of what we would today call Exterior Algebra in a very concrete and easy determinant representation (a very natural representation for this algebra). Incidentally we really should be calling Exterior Algebra also Exterior Geometry to highlight the deep relation of the two. Ultimately exterior algebra is the algebra of oriented lines, areas, volumes and higher-dimensional extensive quantities and rotating versions thereof (where Grassmann invented the word extensive go create a unifying term for everything that has some extension, be it a line, an area etc). Klein uses determinants to explain why the orientation matters, and how, by keeping the orientation alive one can naturally recover an algebra of determinants that allows one to construct a wealth of theorems of linear geometry, in fact invariance and group theory. All this is treated in an immediately visualizable geometric setting.



Unfortunately it is probably fair to say that Klein's program of getting these ideas into high-schools and even undergraduate curricula largely failed - a rather stunning outcome considering the status Klein held. The geometric meaning is rarely mentioned in today's textbooks of linear algebra, and if it is mentioned, the natural progression into exterior algebra is omitted. The importance of orientation is largely lost, and proofs of simple geometric properties often follow complex algebraic steps because the deep intuitions that Grassmann and Klein tried to convey have not been assimilated.



Even more this particular treatment is unique to Klein. While Grassmann's work has been explained in other representations in other works, this direct treatment using determinants throughout is hardly to be found elsewhere (except in Klein's own encyclopedic work such as "Die Entwicklung der Mathematik im 19ten Jahrhundert"). In fact some linear algebra text books even regress, and intentionally downplay the central role the determinant can play in explaining the rich connection of linear (and later differential) geometry and linear (and multi-linear) algebra.



Too often do I see people ask: Why do I need the Jacobi determinant, what is exterior algebra popping up in all these fields, what does the determinant mean, how can I understand differential forms etc. Reading and propagating what is presented in this little volume would go a long way in alleviating much of this confusion that should long have found its way into contemporary linear algebra and analytic geometry textbooks. But there is still hope. At the super cheap price there is no excuse for any math educator to buy, and read this wonderful, and unique book, and hopefully restore a much more intuitive way of teaching linear algebra and linear geometry, and a much deeper understanding how differential forms really work (why we could generalize many core theorems of (multi-variate) calculus into just one, the generalized Stoke's Theorem).



After reading this, reading Grassmann's original books become more accessible (start with the second!), and reading more abstract treatments of exterior algebra (which often omit concrete linear geometry examples) become much clearer. Finally one will be ready with a deep geometric intuition that makes differential forms appear suddenly very concrete.



In short, this is one amazing little book about linear algebra and geometry. It's old but still unique and really good. Go read it!


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Felix Klein's (1849-1925) famous Erlanger Programme was an address he prepared and delivered to a limited audience when he was appointed in 1872 to the philosophical faculty and the Senate of the University of Erlangen in Germany. He published it subsequently as a paper in July 1893 under the title "Recent Researches in Geometry". Later in 1908 Klein published this book as a much more enhanced and comprehensive version of his 1893 paper. The book consists of three parts, The Simplest Geometric Manifolds, Geometric Transformations, and Systematic Discussion of Geometry and Its Foundations. Klein defines a geometry as the study of the invariants of a group (in the algebraic sense) of transformations. As such, he defines and discusses in a rigorous manner projective, affine, and "plane" geometries corresponding to collineations, affine transformations, and motions (translations, rotations, similarities). By adding the concept of distance to the plane geometry he defines the metric geometries comprising the Euclidean and the two non-Euclidean (hyperbolic and elliptic) geometries. In Part 3 he combines the invariant-based definition of geometries with their axiomatic treatment known as foundations of geometries. The book is a classic and still very relevant to get a comprehensive view of a wide variety of geometries.



I used this book while giving a graduate level course on Foundations of Geometry at the University of Calcutta, India.
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About the set: Klein's Elementarmathematik lectures was intended as a survey of mathematics for those who already knew most of the technical detail, especially future teachers, but who perhaps lacked a good understanding of mathematics as a whole. The lack of a broad perspective is probably at least as big a problem today as it was then, so Klein's text is still valuable. Klein also frequently discusses historical and pedagogical aspects, and the tone is quite informal throughout.



About this volume: The first part is an elementary introduction to vector techniques in geometry, which is probably not very interesting for the modern reader. The second part of the book is more interesting. Klein has explained in his preface that he wants to present a unified view of geometry, and here in the second part he shows how many diverse concepts can be brought together under the notion of transformation. This approach paves the way for a discussion of Klein's own Erlanger Programm in part three. This third part is very nice. First there is a "systematic discussion of geometry", where the Erlanger Programm is one of the themes, then there is a discussion of the foundations of geometry. This part of the book makes great pleasure reading, as Klein speaks freely and informally, and sometimes voices his personal opinions.

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Healthcare Hazard Control and Safety Management, Second Edition



Healthcare Hazard Control and Safety Management, Second Edition
James T. Tweedy | 2005-06-24 00:00:00 | CRC Press | 816 | Engineering
Healthcare Hazard Control and Safety Management set the standard in presenting expansive coverage for healthcare professionals serving in safety, occupational health, hazard materials management, quality improvement, and risk management positions. No area of healthcare safety is ignored. In addition to providing easily digested information, the author has constructed practical checklists and forms that can be readily put to use. The second edition of this single-volume reference has been updated to include additional information on leadership, performance improvement, risk management, organizational culture, behavioral safety, root cause analysis, new OSHA and Joint Commission requirements, and regulatory changes.

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Business Performance Measurement: Unifying Theory and Integrating Practice



Business Performance Measurement: Unifying Theory and Integrating Practice
Andy Neely | 2008-01-14 00:00:00 | Cambridge University Press | 528 | Leadership
Drawing together contributions from leading thinkers around the world, this book reviews recent developments in the theory and practice of performance measurement and management. Significantly updated and modified from the first edition, the book includes ten new chapters which review performance measurement from the perspectives of accounting, marketing, operations, public services and supply-chain management. In addition to these functional analyses the book explores performance measurement frameworks and methodologies, practicalities and challenges, and enduring questions and issues. Edited by one of the world's leading experts on performance measurement and management, Business Performance Measurement will be of interest to graduate students, managers and researchers who wish to understand more about the theory and practice of performance measurement and management.

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Dating & Duration of Fluid Flow Events (Geological Society Special Publication)



Dating & Duration of Fluid Flow Events (Geological Society Special Publication)
J. Parnell | 1998-09-01 00:00:00 | Geological Society of London | 300 | Engineering
Fluid flow is fundamental to many geological processes, including the development of natural resources of hydrocarbons, ore deposits and water. Modelling of these processes requires information on the timing of fluid flow events and the interaction of fluids with surrounding rocks. In addition to isotopic methods, a diversity of approaches has been developed to assess the timing of events, including palaeomagnetism, fission track analysis and fluid inclusion studies. Many techniques also provide information on the duration of fluid flow events.The papers in this volume represent the range of approaches to determine the dating and duration of fluid flow events and fluid-rock interaction.The first overview of methods of dating fluid flow; examples of commercial application of dating methods; explanations of methodology; suitable for advanced teaching and with extensive bibliographies. Readership: This volume will be of interest to geologists in the hydrocarbon and minerals industries and in academia, and to geochemists and hydrogeologists.

Also available:

Understanding the Micro to Macro Behaviour of Rock - Fluid Systems (No. 249) - ISBN 1862391866
The Internal Structure of Fault Zones: Implications for Mechanical and Fluid-Flow Properties (Geological Society Special Publication 299) ISBN - 9781862392533

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Reforming Teacher Education: Something Old, Something New



Reforming Teacher Education: Something Old, Something New
Sheila Karby | 2006-09-25 00:00:00 | RAND Corporation | 216 | Education
Teachers for a New Era (TNE) is one of the latest efforts aimed at teacher education reform. Eleven institutions participate in TNE, which emphasizes evidence-based decisionmaking, collaboration between education and arts and sciences faculty, and teaching as an academically taught clinical-practice profession. The authors studied the 11 TNE sites to examine the process by which reform will result in highly qualified teachers capable of producing improvements in student learning.

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Antiphospholipd Syndrome, An Issue of Rheumatic Disease Clinics (The Clinics: Internal Medicine)



Antiphospholipd Syndrome, An Issue of Rheumatic Disease Clinics (The Clinics: Internal Medicine)
Munther A. Khamashta MD FRCP PhD | 2006-08-28 00:00:00 | Saunders | 240 | Internal Medicine
King's College London School of Medicine, UK. Topics include antiphospholipid antibody testing, cerebral manifestations in the antiphospholipid (Hughes) syndrome, cardiac manifestations in the antiphospholipid syndrome, kidney disease in antiphospholipid syndrome, and more. For clinicians.

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Laying the Foundation for Space Solar Power: An Assessment of NASA's Space Solar Power Investment Strategy (Compass series)



Laying the Foundation for Space Solar Power: An Assessment of NASA's Space Solar Power Investment Strategy (Compass series)
Committee for the Assessment of NASA's Space Solar Power Investment Strategy,Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board,National Research Council | 2001-11-08 00:00:00 | National Academies Press | 94 | Engineering
Report from the Committee for the Assessment of NASA's Space Solar Power Investment Strategy, Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board. Softcover.

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Talking About Identity Theft: A How-To Guide



Talking About Identity Theft: A How-To Guide
| 1900-01-01 00:00:00 | | 0 | Others
Talking About Identity Theft: A How-To Guide
FTC | 2008 | ISBN: 9780786169191 | English | 53 pages | PDF | 5.5 MB
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Successful Private Practice in Neuropsychology: A Scientist-Practitioner Model (Practical Resources for the Mental Health Professional)



Successful Private Practice in Neuropsychology: A Scientist-Practitioner Model (Practical Resources for the Mental Health Professional)
Mary Pepping | 2003-09-17 00:00:00 | Academic Press | 250 | Management
At last, a hands-on guide for neuropsychologists who want to explore, establish or expand their own private practice. Do you dream about the freedom of your own office and schedule, but worry about the financial viability of self-employment? Are you weary of the dictates of managed care, but find it hard to see other alternatives? Would you like to vary your practice, but aren't quite sure what else you would like to do, or how to get started? Are you concerned about the potential isolation in a private practice, or how to maintain your teaching and research involvement while still paying the rent? For these and many other important questions, this up-to-date volume can be your step-by-step guide for creating an enjoyable, flexible and equitably paid mix of evaluation, teaching, research, and/or treatment activities.

Learn how to find and deliver the following:

· High quality, low cost office space
· Effective billing and collection practices
· Group therapy and community workshops
· Teaching as a marketing tool
· Research - it's not just for academics

* Provides a crash course in business management for therapists
* Includes examples, worksheets, business forms, and exercises
* Suitable for newly licensed therapists and seasoned professionals

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Film, Theory, and Philosophy: The Key Thinkers



Film, Theory, and Philosophy: The Key Thinkers
Felicity Colman | 1900-01-01 00:00:00 | McGill-Queen's University Press | 404 | Movies
An ideal introduction for students, Film, Theory and Philosophy brings together leading scholars to provide a clear, detailed overview of the key thinkers who have shaped the field of film philosophy. From continental philosophers to analytical philosophers, film-makers, film reviewers, sociologists, and cultural theorists, the essays reveal how philosophy can be applied to film analysis and how film can be used to illustrate philosophical problems. But most importantly, the essays explore how cinema has shaped contemporary philosophy and how philosophy has led to a reappraisal of film. This collection will prove an invaluable reference and guide to readers interested in a deeper understanding of the issues and insights presented by the philosophy of film.


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Samuel Beckett and the Philosophical Image



Samuel Beckett and the Philosophical Image
Anthony Uhlmann | 2007-01-15 00:00:00 | Cambridge University Press | 198 | British
Beckett often made use of images from the visual arts and readapted them, staging them in his plays, or using them in his fiction. Anthony Uhlmann sets out to explain how an image differs from other terms, like 'metaphor' or 'representation', and, in the process, to analyse Beckett's use of images borrowed from philosophy and aesthetics. This study, first published in 2006, carefully examines Beckett's thoughts on the image in his literary works and his extensive notes to the philosopher Arnold Geulincx. Uhlmann considers how images might allow one kind of interaction between philosophy and literature, and how Beckett makes use of images which are borrowed from, or drawn into dialogue with, philosophical images from Geulincx, Berkeley, Bergson, and the ancient Stoics. Uhlmann's reading of Beckett's aesthetic and philosophical interests provides a revolutionary reading of the importance of the image in his work.

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South Asians in the Diaspora (Studies in the History of Religions, V. 101)



South Asians in the Diaspora (Studies in the History of Religions, V. 101)
Knut A. Jacobsen,P. Pratap Kumar | 1900-01-01 00:00:00 | Brill Academic Publishing | 566 | India
This volume deals with a phenomenon of increasing global significance, the South Asian diaspora. In particular it deals with the role of religion. The diversity of religious life in South Asia is remarkable and much of this diversity is replicated in the diaspora communities around the world. The case studies in this book explore and analyse the social, religious and cultural reality of people in the diaspora belonging to Jainism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, Sikhism and Zoroastrianism and originating from four of the South Asian nation states (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka). The book highlights the religious diversity that exists in the diaspora communities both across the traditions and within the particular religions.

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Michael Brein's Guide to Paris by the Metro (Michael Brein's Guides to Sightseeing by Public Transportation) (Michael Brein's Guides to Sightseeing ... ... to Sightseeing By Public Transportation)



Michael Brein's Guide to Paris by the Metro (Michael Brein's Guides to Sightseeing by Public Transportation) (Michael Brein's Guides to Sightseeing ... ... to Sightseeing By Public Transportation)
Michael Brein | 2008-04-01 00:00:00 | Michael Brein, Inc. | 2 | Mass Transit
Michael Brein's Guide to Paris by the Metro shows travelers how to go to Paris's top 50 visitor attractions by the Metro, RER (suburban rail), and tram. The guide shows which transit to use, which lines to take, which stops to board and exit at, and, using about 30 detailed mini-area-walking maps, shows exactly how to walk from these stops right to the visitor attractions. Additional nearby points of interest are also indicated on these mini-maps. An ultra-large (very easy to read) official map of Paris's transit system is also provided. The Paris guide is concise, compact, and comprehensive and fits in your pocket (leave the bulky books back in the hotel room!). Michael Brein's Paris guide is part of the world's first and only travel guide series specifically designed to show travelers how to sightsee the top 50 visitor attractions by public transportation in a variety of the world's most visited cities.
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This publication is an absolute essential for the occassional traveler to Paris. It is in large enough print you can acutally read it and it tells you a good bit of info about the area you exit from.



As a frequent traveler, I say - buy it. It is worth every cent. Doug Toth
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Makes navigating around Paris simple.

Face it Parisian cabs are expensive,sometimes scary and given Paris traffic not very fast.The Metro is relatively fast and convenient. They say that any place in Paris is within 500 m. of a Metro station.

The Metro can seem mysterious to the visitor but not with Michael Brein's guide. It will tell you which line to take to 50+ tourist destinations, where to get off and even where to walk from the station to your objective.

It could use updating but I can not imagine going to Paris without it.



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Origami Birds



Origami Birds
Duy Nguyen | 2006-01-01 00:00:00 | Sterling | 96 | Art related
From cardinals to cockatoos, falcons to flying ducks, parakeets to penguins, these colorful paper projects are for those who appreciate our feathered friends. Duy Nguyen, the popular author of more than a dozen origami books, presents 19 varied species, along with all the folds and symbols any crafter needs to create nests full of winged creatures. The detailed diagrams, easy to follow and spaciously organized on the page, explain every step. Each one is an elegant delight: the delicate hummingbird; a tricolored heron with a long, pointy beak; and even a turkey youOd be proud to show off on Thanksgiving.
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Quantum Imaging



Quantum Imaging
Mikhail I. Kolobov | 2006-01-01 00:00:00 | Springer | 316 | Physics
Quantum Imaging is a newly born branch of quantum optics that investigates the ultimate performance limits of optical imaging allowed by the laws of quantum mechanics. Using the methods and techniques from quantum optics, quantum imaging addresses the questions of image formation, processing and detection with sensitivity and resolution exceeding the limits of classical imaging. This book contains the most important theoretical and experimental results achieved by the researchers of the Quantum Imaging network, a research programme of the European Community.
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Managing Thought: Think Differently. Think Powerfully. Achieve New Levels of Success



Managing Thought: Think Differently. Think Powerfully. Achieve New Levels of Success
Mary Lore | 2010-01-01 00:00:00 | McGraw-Hill | 272 | Management
“Managing Thought is to this century what How to Win Friends and Influence People and 7 Habits of Highly Effective People were to the last century.”—Barbara G. Stanbridge, change management expert and former president of the National Association of Women Business Owners
“A must-read.”
—Howard Putnam, former CEO of Southwest Airlines and author of The Winds of Turbulence
WINNER of two Nautilus Awards, the Eric Hoffer Award, the Axiom Business Book Award, and two USA Book News National Best Book Awards
“Managing Thought teaches us how to actually manage our thoughts to be creative, inspired, and impactful in all we do.”
—Gordon Krater, CPA, managing partner of Plante & Moran

Hailed by business leaders from coast to coast, Mary Lore’s multiple-award-winning guide not only changes the way you think about success—it changes the way you think, period. With a groundbreaking approach to harnessing mental power, Managing Thought turns “positive thinking” into practical actions, so you can:
RETHINK your path to success
REFOCUS your goals and priorities
REFRAME your negative thoughts
REIGNITE your creativity
REVITALIZE your energyRESTORE your sense of purpose
RECLAIM your peace of mind
Lore’s proven process includes dozens of eye-opening and energizing self-awareness exercises, , targeted thought techniques, and real-world applications to help you shift your perspective on your career, your relationships, and your life. Whatever you think, you can achieve. It’s all in your mind…
Everything you do begins with a thought. From making small day-to-day decisions, to changing company-wide strategies, to plotting a lifelong career path—the way you think determines the way you live.
When you manage your thoughts, you manage your life.
That’s the simple and revolutionary premise of Mary Lore’s award-winning book. Managing Thought goes beyond other “positive thinking” books by offering a practical, systematic, step-by-step approach to thought management. These proven techniques help you :
* Identify your goals and focus on ways to achieve them.
* Eliminate thoughts that waste time, energy, and money.
* Turn positive thinking into positive action.
* Balance professional success and personal fulfillment.
* Find true peace of mind in everything you do.
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Combinatorial Peptide Library Protocols (Methods in Molecular Biology)



Combinatorial Peptide Library Protocols (Methods in Molecular Biology)
Shmuel Cabilly | 1998-06-15 00:00:00 | Humana Press | 313 | Internal Medicine
Weizmann Institute of Science, Rhovot, Israel. Text offers the novice and experienced investigators the ability to select molecules from a randomized pool having specific biological activities. Modifiedoutline format.

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The Optimist: One Man's Search for the Brighter Side of Life



The Optimist: One Man's Search for the Brighter Side of Life
Laurence Shorter | 2009-01-01 00:00:00 | Canongate Books Ltd | 320 | Self-development
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Who needs anti-depressants, happy endings or chocolate pudding when you can wallow in a book like this? It's very hard to package what is basically a historical review of the philosophy of happiness into something you can read on the loo, tube and plane. Shorter takes us on a journey around the world -- from New York to India, South Africa to London -- and asks the question we all wrestle with -- how can we be perpetually happy? -- in a subtle and engaging way. And he gives us answers, without ever resorting to Oprah-esque platitudes or the empty sillinesses of the self-help brigade. His self-deprecating wit throws Toby Young into shadows of mediocrity; his taut and elegant prose augurs well for future books; and his empathy and humanity are inspirational. Suck it up, cynics! Here is the New British Dream in its multi-coloured, fragile glory!
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I was won over by the accessbility of the writing and the endearing way in which the narrator contrasts the 'big' ideas with the challenges he faces in his own everyday existence. Laurence Shorter writes with assurance but is unafraid to to lay himself bare. I found by the end of reading the book it had managed to awake some pretty dormant positive attitudes and my outlook had noticeably brightened - a result that is surely worth a few quid of anyone's money?
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Clinical Guide to Bioweapons and Chemical Agents



Clinical Guide to Bioweapons and Chemical Agents
Vincent Friedewald | 2008-04-14 00:00:00 | Springer | 498 | Public Health

Recent events of the past 5 years are fundamentally driving the need for enhanced public health protection across the world. Although the issues are complex, one aspect is paramount: new, innovative approaches for early identification and intervention are essential for optimal responses to these dangers.

The many challenges confronting healthcare systems include:

  • Operation at near-capacity much of the time, with severely limited ability to absorb the increasing burdens of potential public health issues
  • Serious neglect of the public health system for many years
  • Suboptimal working relationships between public health agencies and "front-line" health care practitioners

This book will assist in the new public health response to the threats from bioterrorism and other public health disease by combining established principles of disease management protocols with effective differential diagnosis algorithms.

With time in front of the patient always at a premium, there is the need for tools to aid the clinician in the efficient management of patients. While the majority of specialist clinicians have the complete diagnostic toolkit, many of the more unusual disorders and their diagnostic features are less clear to the general internist and primary care/family medicine physician.

It is with this in mind that the author has been collating the current diagnostic criteria for all health-related bioterrorist threats and other public health disorders. This book proposal represents the print version of this project and is intended to be a quick reference for the busy clinician. With this in mind, the format of the book will be designed for maximum ease of use in the clinic. It will have a pocketbook trim size and will extend to approximately 300 pages.

Although no single approach answers all of the challenges confronting our public health system, the book fulfills many of the requirements by providing:

  • Point-of-care decision support for physicians, other health care workers, and first responders when confronted with suspected public health diseases and conditions;
  • A common format and lexicon for all persons and entities involved in public health decisions and for ease of real-time data collection; and
  • A means for mass education of health care professionals and first responders about specific diseases and conditions.


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Informal Employment in Advanced Economies: Implications for Work and Welfare (Volume 0)



Informal Employment in Advanced Economies: Implications for Work and Welfare (Volume 0)
Colin C. Williams,Jan Windebank | 1998-10-20 00:00:00 | Routledge | 240 | Economics
Informal Employment in Advanced Economies challenges many of the popular myths surrounding informal economic activities.

This book tackles the popular belief that informal employment is growing throughout the advanced economies; it challenges the myth that this work is undertaken mostly by marginalized groups such as the unemployed, poor and immigrants; it evaluates the dominant view that we should replace informal with formal employment through enforcement of stringent laws and regulations. Examining policy options and their consequences, the authors show that conventional regulatory and deregulatory approaches merely exacerbate inequalities and a radical alternative solution, grounded in a "new economics" vision of the future of work and welfare is essential.

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Organophosphorus Chemistry (SPR Organophosphorus Chemistry (RSC)) (Vol 26)



Organophosphorus Chemistry (SPR Organophosphorus Chemistry (RSC)) (Vol 26)
D. W. Allen,B. J. Walker | 1995-12-31 00:00:00 | Royal Society of Chemistry | 408 | Organic
Organophosphorus Chemistry provides a comprehensive annual review of the literature. Coverage includes phosphines and their chalcogenides, phosphonium salts, low coordination number phosphorus compounds, penta- and hexa-coordinated compounds, tervalent phosphorus acids, nucleotides and nucleic acids, ylides and related compounds, and phosphazenes. The series will be of value to research workers in universities, government and industrial research organisations, whose work involves the use of organophosphorus compounds. It provides a concise but comprehensive survey of a vast field of study with a wide variety of applications, enabling the reader to rapidly keep abreast of the latest developments in their specialist areas. Specialist Periodical Reports provide systematic and detailed review coverage of progress in the major areas of chemical research. Written by experts in their specialist fields the series creates a unique service for the active research chemist, supplying regular critical in-depth accounts of progress in particular areas of chemistry. For over 80 years the Royal Society of Chemistry and its predecessor, the Chemical Society, have been publishing reports charting developments in chemistry, which originally took the form of Annual Reports. However, by 1967 the whole spectrum of chemistry could no longer be contained within one volume and the series Specialist Periodical Reports was born. The Annual Reports themselves still existed but were divided into two, and subsequently three, volumes covering Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry. For more general coverage of the highlights in chemistry they remain a 'must'. Since that time the SPR series has altered according to the fluctuating degree of activity in various fields of chemistry. Some titles have remained unchanged, while others have altered their emphasis along with their titles; some have been combined under a new name whereas others have had to be discontinued. The current list of Specialist Periodical Reports can be seen on the inside flap of this volume.

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Practical Handbook of Echocardiography: 101 Case Studies



Practical Handbook of Echocardiography: 101 Case Studies
Jing Ping Sun, John D. Merlino, Joel M. Felner | 2010-01-01 00:00:00 | Wiley-Blackwell | 368 | Medicine
Echocardiography is now one of the most commonly used diagnostic imaging tools, yet many clinicians remain unaware of the range of conditions echo can reveal or how echo can be used to help plan therapy. Moreover, it can be quite challenging even for the most seasoned practitioners to spot unusual conditions.

Compiled by three echocardiographers with more than 100 years of clinical experience between them, Practical Handbook of Echocardiography uses a case-based approach to explain in detail the full spectrum of echocardiographic modalities and how to optimize their use in the clinical setting. This practical new book:

* Covers the full gamut of echocardiographic modalities, including M-mode, 2-D,3-D and Doppler (PW, CW, color flow, tissue and strain), transesophageal (intra-operative and routine) and contrast
* Describes cases in both clinical and echocardiographic terms including very interesting cases and the new clinical techniques
* Features beautifully reproduced, well-labeled, full color echocardiograms
* Includes accompanying DVD with real-time video clips

Appropriate for physician echocardiographers and all cardiologists, as well as echocardiographic technicians, Practical Handbook of Echocardiography is the ideal concise guide to using echocardiography to make definitive diagnoses and improve patient outcomes.
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Smack Express: How Organised Crime Got Hooked On Drugs



Smack Express: How Organised Crime Got Hooked On Drugs
Clive Small,Tom Gilling | 2009-03-01 00:00:00 | Allen & Unwin | 320 | Australia
Organized crime in Australia doesn't just exist on television screens. The real world of serious crime operates every day and in every state of the country. It is a multi-billion dollar business and at its core are the drug trade and a world of secrecy and self-protection where intimidation and violence are used as the first and only resort. Smack Express takes us deep into this world and unravels the web of criminal connections that are at the heart of the Australian underworld. It is about stand over merchants, big time drug dealers and small time crimes, politicians, corrupt police, informants, undercover cops, contract killers, criminal gangs, and lawyers and accountants operating on the edge of the law. It is also about the Calabrian Mafia, triads, and an international milieu that has connections across Southeast Asia and into Columbia. Authoritative and meticulously researched, Clive Small and Tom Gilling fit together all the pieces of this frightening and fascinating puzzle. Theirs is the book on organized crime for this generation.

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The book is more a series of unrelated chapters than a single narrative. Some of them are more interesting than others, but they focus more on stating what happened than any in depth analysis.

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Twentieth-Century German Political Thought



Twentieth-Century German Political Thought
Peter M.R. Stirk | 2006-04-30 00:00:00 | Edinburgh University Press | 256 | Politics

This book presents the first single-volume overview of twentieth-century German political thought, emphasizing its diversity and contested nature. Structured chronologically, the book covers a wide range of theorists. Topics include the nature of politics; collective identity; the rule of law; the role of the state; the role of political parties and the nature of parliamentary democracy; state intervention in society and the economy; and the international order. There is also a glossary of German terms and substantial biographical notes identifying major theorists.



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The Varangian Guard 988-1453



The Varangian Guard 988-1453
Raffaele D'Amato | 2010-06-22 00:00:00 | Osprey Publishing | 48 | History
| | ISBN-10: | 48 pages | PDF | 5.2 Mb

The Varangian Guards were Viking mercenaries who operated far beyond their native shores as an elite force within the Byzantine Armies. Descendants from a legendary line of warriors, the Varangian Guard was formed after a group of Viking mercenaries made a major contribution to the Byzantine Emperor Basil II's victory over rebel forces in 988 AD. These 5,000 men were then retained as Basil's personal guard and would provide loyal service to many successive occupants of the imperial throne.
Commonly referred to as 'foreigners' (Etaireia), they were nonetheless absorbed into a new Palatine regiment under command of an officer termed the Akolouthos, who was either a Norsemen or a Rus (Norsemen colonizers of Russia). The Varangians wore mixtures of their native clothing and armor together with a splendid formal Byzantine uniform. But most famously, they always wielded their own traditional battle-axes; this became a sign that the emperor was on the battlefield in person. This is an insightful look of one of the legendary guard units of the medieval world, complete with a dazzling array of artwork plates showing the Varangian Guard in an array of settings from court ceremonies to the battlefield.
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I.C. Datasheets : Voltage Regulators


I.C. Datasheets : Voltage Regulators
Private Collection | 1900-01-01 00:00:00 | | 1 | Electrical Engineering
I.C. Datasheets : Voltage Regulators
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Where Women Create: Inspiring Work Spaces of Extraordinary Women



Where Women Create: Inspiring Work Spaces of Extraordinary Women
Jo Packham | 2005-01-01 00:00:00 | | 145 | Art related
More than twenty superstars from the world of crafting--including Anna Corba, April Cornell, Sandi Genovese, and Andrea Grossman--offer their expert advice on how to design a work space where creativity can blossom. Like the bestselling Business of Bliss, it's practical, inspirational, and beautiful to behold.

Research by Craft Trends Magazine reveals that 89% of all crafters are women, and that they want to work in an environment conducive to creating their art. This invaluable and very special guide helps them achieve that goal, whatever their passion. It goes straight to the experts: successful women who have made their mark in more than 10 different creative fields. These top designers and artisans offer insights gleaned from years of experience, reveal how they constructed their own creative spaces, and explain how the reader can make practical use of these decorating, organizational, and inspirational techniques as they go about designing their own work areas. Among the pertinent questions they answer: Where did you like to work as a child? What's the most important thing about having your own place to work? Are women's creative spaces different from men's? How important is it for you to organize your work, and how do you do it? Do you listen to music when you work--and what kind? The featured designers include Wendy Addison, Dena Fishbein, Jill Schwartz, and Suze Weinberg and their fields range from paper crafts to gardening.

A Selection of the Crafters Choice Book Club & the Homestyle Book Club.
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Leading Quietly



Leading Quietly
Joseph L. Badaracco Jr. | 2002-01-01 00:00:00 | Harvard Business Press | 224 | Management
When we think of great leaders, it's usually the charismatic, globally influential Churchill, Patton, Jack Welch who spring to mind. But as Harvard Business School professor Badaracco (Defining Moments: When Managers Must Choose Between Right and Right) correctly points out, everyday leadership is not so dramatic, and daily leadership decisions are rarely carried out at the top of an organization. Badaracco focuses here is on helping the middle- and senior-level managers who make the ordinary decisions that ultimately determine an organization's success. As he puts it: "What usually matters are careful, thoughtful, small, practical efforts by people working far from the limelight. In short, quiet leadership is what moves and changes the world." Out of a four-year study of these real-life leaders, Badaracco describes eight strategies for making effective leadership decisions in murky situations where the "right" thing is far from obvious. The strategies range from the commonsensical (truly examine the question at hand; don't ignore corporate politics) to the counterintuitive (don't expect to be wholly altruistic and accept that some of your motives are self-interested; try not to make important decisions as quickly as possible). Badaracco presents each principle with a brief introduction, followed by a case study and summary of the lessons to be learned. The sum is a useful checklist middle-level managers can put to work immediately.

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Leading Quietly is a fresh approach to making our way in the world.
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Quality of Life and the Millennium Challenge: Advances in Quality-of-Life Studies, Theory and Research (Social Indicators Research Series)



Quality of Life and the Millennium Challenge: Advances in Quality-of-Life Studies, Theory and Research (Social Indicators Research Series)
Valerie Møller,Denis Huschka | 2008-11-21 00:00:00 | Springer | 280 | Social Sciences

The new millennium is widely considered to be the age of globalisation, democratisation, and human rights. We live in a knowledge society and in a time of risk and uncertainty. It is the interplay of these key trends of the era that call for a fresh approach to quality of life studies to inform policy makers and development practitioners. This book addresses the key challenges life research that relate to the characteristics of the new millennium such as increased risks, rapid worldwide democratisation of societies, loss of bio- and cultural diversity, rapid erosion of natural resources and climate change, and global connectivity that accelerates the transmission of disease as well as knowledge.

Quality of life (QOL) research has made great strides since the social indicator movement started as a scientific enterprise in the 1960s. Researchers from many different scientific disciplines are now engaged in describing and evaluating the human condition in many different parts of the world. Although QOL researchers are better equipped both theoretically and practically than in the past, the new era poses new challenges for them. One such challenge relates to the very definition of the subject under study. The notion of the good life that has intrigued classical Greek is fluid and popular conceptions of the good life have shifted over time. The speed with which societies worldwide are changing in the new millennium is breathtaking. It is possible that the vision of the good life has shifted dramatically over the forty years since the social indicator movement began.

Democracy is currently the political system of choice in the new millennium or is at least considered the best possible system of governance invented to date. The emergent democracies in the Second and Third World have joined the ranks of the older democracies of the First World. One of the important roles of QOL researchers is to engage citizens in assessing their life circumstances relative to their own conception of the good life.

Quality of life studies play an important role in guiding social policy. In democracies citizens are able to hold their governments accountable for pursuing the policies and making the interventions that will make the greatest improvements for the greatest number. There are moral and political issues related to the proper role of governments in providing the good life and public goods. This volume addresses the issue of how governments should intervene to shape the good life for their citizens. This is a pertinent question for quality-of-life scholars in all corners of the earth in the new millennium.



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Pluggable Authentication Modules: The Definitive Guide to PAM for Linux SysAdmins and C Developers



Pluggable Authentication Modules: The Definitive Guide to PAM for Linux SysAdmins and C Developers
| 2007-01-04 00:00:00 | | 0 | Linux


A comprehensive and practical guide to PAM for Linux: how modules work and how to implement them Understand and configure PAM Develop PAM-aware applications and your own PAMs using the API and C How to authenticate users in Active Directory, mount encrypted home directories, load SSH keys automatically, and restrict web and rsh services

In Detail

PAM-aware applications reduce the complexity of authentication. With PAM you can use the same user database for every login process. PAM also supports different authentication processes as required. Moreover, PAM is a well-defined API, and PAM-aware applications will not break if you change the underlying authentication configuration.

The PAM framework is widely used by most Linux distributions for authentication purposes. Originating from Solaris 2.6 ten years ago, PAM is used today by most proprietary and free UNIX operating systems including GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris, following both the design concept and the practical details. PAM is thus a unifying technology for authentication mechanisms in UNIX.

PAM is a modular and flexible authentication management layer that sits between Linux applications and the native underlying authentication system. PAM can be implemented with various applications without having to recompile the applications to specifically support PAM.

What you will learn from this book? Using PAM services for authentication in applications Using PAM modules common to various operating systems (pam_mkhomedir, pam_mount, pam_succeed_if, pam_nologin, pam_wheel, pam_access, pam_deny, pam_unix, pam_winbind, pam_ldap, pam_mysql) Testing and debugging your PAM configuration Using PAM and Winbind for integrating any Linux/UNIX computer with Microsoft Active Directory Developing your own PAM module in C

Approach

This book provides a practical approach to UNIX/Linux authentication. The design principles are explained thoroughly, then illustrated through the examination of popular modules. It is intended as a one-stop introduction and reference to PAM.

Who this book is written for?

This book is for experienced system administrators and developers working with multiple Linux/UNIX servers or with both UNIX and Windows servers. It assumes a good level of admin knowledge, and that developers are competent in C development on UNIX-based systems.

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ALE, EDI, & IDoc Technologies for SAP, 2nd Edition (Prima Tech's SAP Book Series)



ALE, EDI, & IDoc Technologies for SAP, 2nd Edition (Prima Tech's SAP Book Series)
| 2002-08-01 00:00:00 | | 0 | Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP)


Application Link Enabling (ALE) is SAP?s proprietary technology that enables data communications between two or more SAP R/3 systems and/or SAP R/3 legacy systems. ALE and EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) technologies are the best fit for this type of communication. With ALE, EDI, & IDoc Technologies for SAP, 2nd Edition, you will acquire powerful skills that are valuable to your employers, clients, or management. A natural follow-up to the original version, ALE, EDI, & IDoc Technologies for SAP (0761519033), this book covers the technical changes of the 4.6 version of SAP R/3. The topics covered in this book will be instrumental to functional and technical staff who are on new SAP implementations, are adding new EDI messages or interfaces to existing implementations, or who are upgrading from version 3.x to 4.x. It is aimed at experienced SAP professionals who are either new to ALE/EDI/IDoc technology or who need a reference for a specific procedure or task. ItemID: 0761534318

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Everything you needed to know,,,,.
but where afraid to ask.


If you are new to SAP and the concepts of IDOCS and message types etc, this book is for you !!


Worth having as a reference book on any shelf.

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BEST BOOK I EVER READ ON SAP
This is one of the best books and by far the most well written in my opinion. It just teaches you ALE,eDI and SAP. I have used this book,I have been a technical team lead in SAP for years and I recommend anyone working on ALE and EDI in my team to read this book at least once. This is money well spent. Just get a used one because this has become very pricy now. I bought my original book for $60 5 years ago and there is still nothing that replaces this book in the market,if you really want to learn EDI and ALE in SAP on your own. You would need access to an SAP system to enjoy the full benefits of this book!

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Very handy
This book is my EDI Bible. Full of handy transactions and SAP delivered functions that will make your job a whole lot easier. Plus it was NOT written by SAP-AG which means it actually makes sense and contains actual examples with step by step instructions. Best SAP book so far

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Great book! it's still aviable if you call the publisher
This book is out of print everywhere, but I just brought a brand new one earlier this month. The publisher still have about 20 copies left. Just call THOMSON LEARNING at 1-800-354-9706. Good Luck!

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the best sap book
I wish all books on sap were this organized and practical.


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A Companion to the Philosophy of Science



A Companion to the Philosophy of Science
W. H. Newton-Smith | 2001-01-01 00:00:00 | Wiley-Blackwell | 592 | Philosophy
"This volume is a tremendous compendium of the topics that comprise philosophy of science. For almost any topic, the reader can find a brief up-to-date statement of the problems and current solutions. It is an invaluable reference book for students and scholars alike. It will be especially useful for those in other fields who wish to gain some quick, authoritative knowledge of what's going on in philosophy of science today." Peter Machamer, University of Pittsburgh
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