Encyclopedia of Caves, Second Edition

Encyclopedia of Caves, Second Edition

Encyclopedia of Caves is a self-contained, beautifully illustrated work dedicated to caves and their unique environments. It includes more than 100 comprehensive articles from leading scholars and explorers in 15 different countries. Each entry is detailed and scientifically sound, yet accessible for students and non-scientists. This large-format reference is enchanced with hundreds of full-color photographs, maps, and drawings from the authors’ own work, which provide unique images of the underground environment.

Fiber Gathering: Knit, Crochet, Spin, and Dye More than 25 Projects Inspired by America's Festivals

Fiber Gathering: Knit, Crochet, Spin, and Dye More than 25 Projects Inspired by America's Festivals

Fiber Gathering: Knit, Crochet, Spin, and Dye More than 25 Projects Inspired by America’s Festivals by Joanne Seiff
Wiley | 2009 | ISBN: 047028935X | English | 179 pages | PDF | 38.20 MB

Meet the people, sample the flavor, and experience the kinship through 11 unique events and more than 25 inspiring projects

Throughout history, we’ve gathered together in the market square. We’re there to buy and sell, to get good deals on fibers, fabrics, fruits, vegetables, and bread, but we’re also there to see friends, gossip, trade recipes, and admire new clothes. We’ve got an eye on each other’s animals, and we’re going to keep them from getting into any trouble. It’s our chance to hold someone else’s baby or to congratulate a new grandmother. It’s a chance to connect, to touch, and to bond with others.

3ds Max 2012 Bible

3ds Max 2012 Bible

Kelly L. Murdock, “3ds Max 2012 Bible”
Publisher: W./y | ISBN: 1118022203 | 2011 | PDF | 1312 pages | 106 MB

Updated version of the bestselling 3ds Max book on the market

3ds Max 2012 Bible is one of the most popular 3ds Max how-tos on the market. If you’re a beginner just itching to create something right away, the Quick Start project in Part 1 is for you. If you’re an experienced user checking out 3ds Max 2012′s latest and greatest features, you’ll love the fact that the 3ds Max 2012 Bible continues to be the most comprehensive reference on this highly complex application.Find out what’s new, what’s tried and true, and how creative you can get using the tips, tricks, and techniques in this must-have guide. Don’t miss the 16-page color insert with examples from cutting-edge 3D artists, as well as the DVD packed with all kinds of extras.

Microsoft Office System Step by Step

Microsoft Office System Step by Step

Curtis Frye – Microsoft Office System Step by Step
Publisher: Micr?soft Pr?ss | 2003-09-24 | ISBN: 0735615209 | CHM | 992 pages | 108.06 MB

Create and publish professional-quality documents, brochures, and Web pages
Develop powerful but easy-to-use spreadsheets and databases
Manage your e-mail communications and workday
Produce and deliver compelling slide presentations
Get your Web site up and running quickly
Learn how to take notes electronically
Easily capture and reuse information with InfoPath forms
Work better together using the collaboration features across the Microsoft Office System

Cystic Fibrosis – Renewed Hopes Through Research

Cystic Fibrosis – Renewed Hopes Through Research

“Cystic Fibrosis – Renewed Hopes Through Research” ed. by Dinesh Sriramulu
InTeO | 2012 | ISBN: 9535102878 9789535102878 | 561 pages | PDF | 21 MB

This book is the compilation of interesting chapters contributed by eminent interdisciplinary scientists around the world trying to make the life of cystic fibrosis patients better.

Living healthy is all one wants, but the genetics behind creation of every human is different. As a curse or human agony, some are born with congenital defects in their menu of the genome. Just one has to live with that! The complexity of cystic fibrosis condition, which is rather a slow-killer, affects various organ systems of the human body complicating further with secondary infections. That’s what makes the disease so puzzling for which scientists around the world are trying to understand better and to find a cure. Though they narrowed down to a single target gene, the tentacles of the disease reach many unknown corners of the human body. Decades of scientific research in the field of chronic illnesses like this one surely increased the level of life expectancy.

Sociological Landscape – Theories, Realities and Trends

Sociological Landscape – Theories, Realities and Trends

“Sociological Landscape – Theories, Realities and Trends” ed. by Dennis Erasga
InTeO | 2012 | ISBN: 9535104605 9789535104605 | 427 pages | PDF | 5 MB

This book presents sociology as terrain that one can virtually traverse and experience. Each version of the sociological imagination captured by the chapter essays takes the readers to the realm of the taken-for-granted (such as zoological collections, food, education, entrepreneurship, religious participation, etc.) and the extraordinary (the likes of organizational fraud, climate change, labour relations, multiple modernities, etc.) – altogether presumed to be problematic and yet possible.

Silicon Carbide – Materials, Processing and Applications in Electronic Devices

Silicon Carbide – Materials, Processing and Applications in Electronic Devices

“Silicon Carbide – Materials, Processing and Applications in Electronic Devices” ed. by Moumita Mukherjee
InTeO | 2011 | ISBN: 9533079684 9789533079684 | 557 pages | PDF | 55 MB

This book prestigiously covers our current understanding of SiC as a semiconductor material in electronics. Its physical properties make it more promising for highpowered devices than silicon. The volume is devoted to the material and covers methods of epitaxial and bulk growth. Identification and characterization of defects is discussed in detail. The contributions help the reader to develop a deeper understanding of defects by combining theoretical and experimental approaches.

Understanding Family Businesses: Undiscovered Approaches, Unique Perspectives, and Neglected Topics

Understanding Family Businesses: Undiscovered Approaches, Unique Perspectives, and Neglected Topics

Understanding Family Businesses: Undiscovered Approaches, Unique Perspectives, and Neglected Topics By Alan Carsrud, Malin Brannback
Publisher: S=p[ring]er 2012 | 338 Pages | ISBN: 1461409101 | PDF | 3 MB

Businesses owned and operated by families constitute the vast majority of firms around the world. These firms are found in all industrial segments, from retail and service establishments to heavy manufacturers. Their sizes and revenues range from the smallest venture of a husband and wife roadside food stall in rural India to the largest multinational, highly diversified corporations in the United States and Europe. Many challenges, such as competition, regulation, environmental concerns, access to capital, and macroeconomic factors confront family and nonfamily firms alike. In addition, family and closely-held firms grapple with such issues of succession, continuity, conflict resolution, identity and organizational roles, estate and financial planning that are idiosyncratic to them; when psychological, social, and emotional factors are in play, constantly changing familial relationships influence the strategic and financial choices they make. Yet, there has been comparatively little theoretical or empirical research undertaken on family firms, relative to entrepreneurship and strategic management. This book addresses gaps in the literature by presenting a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach to the study and practice of family business that draws from such fields as psychology, anthropology, sociology, strategy, family therapy, family studies, wealth management, and international business. An international array of experts addresses both macro issues (including the role of family businesses in new business creation and economic development, influences of culture on family business, public policies that can encourage or threaten family business) and firm management (strategic and financial decision making, governance, entering and exiting). Featuring case studies from firms in a variety of industries, Understanding Family Businesses not only offers provocative new insights on family business dynamics, but outlines an agenda for future research.

Mobile Phones and Mobile Communication

Mobile Phones and Mobile Communication

Mobile Phones and Mobile Communication By Rich Ling, Jonathan Donner
Publisher: P[olit]y 2009 | 200 Pages | ISBN: 0745644147 , 0745644139 | PDF | 8 MB

With staggering swiftness, the mobile phone has become a fixture of daily life in almost every society on earth. In 2007, the world had over 3 billion mobile subscriptions. Prosperous nations boast of having more subscriptions than people. In the developing world, hundreds of millions of people who could never afford a landline telephone now have a mobile number of their own. With a mobile in our hand many of us feel safer, more productive, and more connected to loved ones, but perhaps also more distracted and less involved with things happening immediately around us.

Guide to Imagery in Cognitive Therapy

Guide to Imagery in Cognitive Therapy

Ann Hackmann, James Bennett-Levy and Emily A. Holmes, “Guide to Imagery in Cognitive Therapy”
English | ISBN: 0199234027 | 2011 | 296 pages | PDF | 2,5 MB

Imagery is one of the new, exciting frontiers in cognitive therapy. From the outset of cognitive therapy, its founder Dr. Aaron T. Beck recognised the importance of imagery in the understanding and treatment of patient’s problems. However, despite Beck’s prescience, clinical research on imagery, and the integration of imagery interventions into clinical practice, developed slowly. It is only in the past 10 years that most writing and research on imagery in cognitive therapy has been conducted.

New Developments and Applications in Sensing Technology (Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering)

New Developments and Applications in Sensing Technology (Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering)

Subhas C Mukhopadhyay, Aime Lay-Ekuakille, Anton Fuchs, “New Developments and Applications in Sensing Technology (Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering)”
English | 2011-01-20 | ISBN: 3642179428 | 345 pages | PDF | 11.6 mb

This book has focussed on different aspects of smart sensors and sensing technology, i.e. intelligent measurement, information processing, adaptability, recalibration, data fusion, validation, high reliability and integration of novel and high performance sensors in the areas of magnetic, ultrasonic, vision and image sensing, wireless sensors and network, microfluidic, tactile, gyro, flow, surface acoustic wave, humidity and ultra-wide band. While future interest in this field is ensured by the constant supply of emerging modalities, techniques and engineering solutions, as well as an increasing need from aging structures, many of the basic concepts and strategies have already matured and now offer opportunities to build upon. The book has primarily been focussed for postgraduate and research students working on different aspects of design and developments of smart sensors and sensing technology.

Mobility, Data Mining and Privacy: Geographic Knowledge Discovery

Mobility, Data Mining and Privacy: Geographic Knowledge Discovery

Mobility, Data Mining and Privacy: Geographic Knowledge Discovery
English | February 6, 2008 | ISBN-10: 3540751769 | 424 pages | PDF | 4.03 MB

Mobile communications and ubiquitous computing generate large volumes of data. Mining this data can produce useful knowledge, yet individual privacy is at risk. This book investigates the various scientific and technological issues of mobility data, open problems, and roadmap. The editors manage a research project called GeoPKDD, Geographic Privacy-Aware Knowledge Discovery and Delivery, and this book relates their findings in 13 chapters covering all related subjects.

IRAs, 401(k)s & Other Retirement Plans: Taking Your Money Out

IRAs, 401(k)s & Other Retirement Plans: Taking Your Money Out

IRAs, 401(k)s & Other Retirement Plans: Taking Your Money Out By Twila Slesnick PhD, John C. Suttle
Publisher: [No]lo; Tenth edition 2011 | 390 Pages | ISBN: 1413313930 | PDF | 16 MB

Written by two experts in tax and investment planning, IRAs presents the different types of retirement plans that are affected by distribution rules. It covers the tax options available to individuals when they either change employers or retire and have to take all of their money out of the employer’s qualified plan. The book also examines IRAs and the new Roth IRAs: how to take distributions from them, designate beneficiaries and avoid even more potential penalties.

NHibernate 2.x Beginner's Guide

NHibernate 2.x Beginner's Guide

Aaron Cure, “NHibernate 2.x Beginner’s Guide”
English | 2010-05-12 | ISBN: 1847198902 | 276 pages | PDF | 5.8 mb

This is a beginner’s guide to NHibernate that starts from ground zero. Successive chapters build upon earlier concepts, while the sample code presents various ways to accomplish typical data access tasks. Within a few chapters you have a running application using NHibernate to retrieve and store data.We examine all of the topics required to get a functional data access layer implemented by writing the least amount of code possible, presenting options along the way to handle particular edge cases or situations as they arise.When you have completed the various exercises you will have running data-bound desktop and web applications, as well as an understanding of how to implement NHibernate in your own applications.This book is for new and seasoned developers of .NET web or desktop applications who want a better way to access database data. It is a basic introduction to NHibernate, with enough information to get a solid foundation in using NHibernate. Some advanced concepts are presented where appropriate to enhance functionality or in situations where they are commonly used.

Organization Design: A Guide to Building Effective Organizations

Organization Design: A Guide to Building Effective Organizations

Organization Design: A Guide to Building Effective Organizations By Patricia Cichocki, Christine Irwin
Publisher: K[og]an Page 2011 | 304 Pages | ISBN: 0749462566 | PDF | 3 MB

With the rate of change in organizations at an all-time high, the need for strong organization design has never been more pressing. Organization Design provides a complete road map for the implementation of organization design, covering all areas including downsizing, outsourcing and re-structuring.

Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 Step by Step

Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 Step by Step

Michael Halvorson – Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 Step by Step
Publisher: Micr?soft Pr?ss | 2008-01-27 | ISBN: 0735625379 | PDF | 546 pages | 20.07 MB

Teach yourself the fundamentals of working with Visual Basic 2008 one step at a time. With STEP BY STEP, you work at your own pace through hands-on, learn-by-doing exercises. Whether you re a beginning programmer or new to this specific language, you ll understand the core capabilities and fundamental techniques for Visual Basic 2008 and rapidly build robust, elegant applications. Each chapter puts you to work, showing you how, when, and why to use the latest features of Visual Basic guiding you each step of the way as you create actual components and working applications for Windows. You ll also explore data management and Web-based development topics. PLUS get practice files with sample code and data sets on the companion CD.

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