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The bestselling structural design reference, fully updated and revised Simplified Engineering for Architects and Builders is the go-to reference on structural design, giving architects and designers a concise introduction to the structures commonly used for typical buildings. The clear, accessible presentation is designed to give you the essential engineering information you need without getting bogged down in excess math, making this book an ideal reference for busy design professionals. This new 12th edition has been completely revised to reflect the latest standards and practices. The instructor site includes a complete suite of teaching resources, including an instructor's manual and a PowerPoint presentation. Structural design is an essential component of the architect's repertoire, and engineering principles are at the foundation of every sound structure. You need to know the physics, but you don't necessarily need to know all of the math. This book gives you exactly what you need without losing you in a tangle of equations, so you can quickly grasp and apply the material. * Understand fundamental concepts like forces, loading, and reactions * Learn how to design for wood, steel, or concrete construction * Study structural design standards and develop sound structural systems * Determine the best possible solutions to difficult design challenges The industry-leading reference for over 80 years, Simplified Engineering for Architects and Builders is the definitive guide to practical structural design.
An essential business tool, this postcode atlas clearly shows the postcode boundaries (down to district level) for the whole country on detailed colour mapping. In central London postcodes are shown to sector level. Scale of main maps: 1:263,000 (4.15 miles to 1 inch). This invaluable atlas shows postcode areas and districts for the whole of the UK and has been updated with all the latest boundary changes. This atlas includes: * Postcode areas (e.g. SW) and postcode districts (e.g. SW8) for the whole of the UK * Postcode sectors (e.g. SW8 4) for Central London * Busy conurbation areas at an enlarged scale of 1.6 miles to 1 inch * Information on the structure and uses of postcodes * Full colour map and a gazetteer listing of the administrative areas incorporating administrative changes that occurred in April 2009 * Full index to place names * Index to postcode abbreviations * Comprehensive background map detail which means the atlas can also be used for route planning and navigation Area of coverage: Covers the whole of Britain and Northern Ireland. This atlas is a valuable resource for the business user who will find it an invaluable tool for many applications including market analysis, distribution planning and sales territory organisation.
Over recent decades, there have been pivotal changes in the management and protection of water resources as human rights, environmental and water law have all turned towards the conservation of freshwater. This Research Handbook analyses the interactions and interplay between law and other fields, bringing together interdisciplinary contributors, from both academic and practitioner background, to establish the extent to which law is being informed by other fields. Providing expert advice from disciplines ranging from law and political science to geography and hydrogeology, this Research Handbook critically examines the impact on freshwater law on various disciplines. Offering concrete illustrations of the relationships between environmental sciences and law, and combining legal research with theories of international relations and political science, the Research Handbook on Freshwater Law and International Relations provides an original methodology to examine the challenge of freshwater management and protection. The insights provided by this Research Handbook will be invaluable to law and political science researchers with an interest in freshwater law and international relations, as well as advanced students of environmental sciences and practitioners and decision makers in freshwater management and protection.
With over 5,500-including 150 new-accessible entries, this sixth edition of the bestselling Dictionary of Finance and Banking has been fully revised and updated to take into account the ever-developing financial landscape of the last five years. This comprehensive A-Z defines terms from all aspects of personal and international finance, including money markets, private investments and borrowing, central banking, foreign exchanges, monetary policy, and public and government finance. Now with expanded international coverage to reflect the on-going globalization of financial markets and the growing importance of development finance, with new entries such as village banking, Islamic Development Bank, and M-Pesa. Quick links for additional online resources relating to the field can also be found on the companion website to expand reading and delve deeper into the world of finance and banking. With clear and accessible definitions, this jargon-free dictionary is a companion volume to the other financial titles in this bestselling series (A Dictionary of Business and Management, A Dictionary of Accounting, and A Dictionary of Economics), and provides accurate and valuable information for students, practitioners, private investors, and readers of the financial pages alike.
This unique and original Dictionary presents a fully inclusive compilation of foundational concepts, models, methodologies, and applications in the field of industrial organization. It encompasses myriad facets of the topics, from its early days of conception through to modern theoretical and empirical methodologies. The Dictionary balances concise explanation with comprehensive coverage, incorporating concepts such as the structure-conduct-performance paradigm, the development of the theory of the firm, the foundational contributions of game theory and models of strategic interaction. More recent advances in organization theory and managerial economics are also included, as well as current advances in econometrics as applied to industrial organization, and applications to regulation and antitrust analysis. The Dictionary of Industrial Organization will prove an indispensible reference tool for anyone involved with industrial economics at any level, including academics, researchers, students, consultants and practitioners.
This complete indroduction to the 12-volt electrical systems used on small boats to power everything from reading lights to bilge pumps is written for boaters who are not skilled electricians. It explains how 12-volt systems work, how to maintain them in a good operating condition, how to recognize an electrical problem and how to troubleshoot that problem. This second edition has been updated to include the latest on marine batteries, charges, inverters, new wiring conventions, alternative energy sources and modern test gear.
This is a most valuable contribution to paediatric diagnosis which highlights the importance of this essentially visual method in the study of practical paediatric problems. Each topic consists of a concise, informative and scholarly text supported, where appropriate, by key references, many giving a historical perspective. There are over 400 high quality colour plates with descriptive legends, many of which analyse in some detail the individual features of a face regarded as abnormal or dysmorphic, often a necessary practical prerequisite to establishing a definitive diagnosis. The importance of recognising subtle expressive changes and 'facial signals' is considered in relation to emotional disorders. Throughout, the book is leavened by tables listing important diagnostic clues, cranio-facial or otherwise.
At the dawn of the twentieth century the universal consensus was that the American Indian was about to "vanish." More than two centuries of devastating wars, forced migrations, confinement, starvation, and disease had cost untold Indian lives, and the Native population was at a historic low. Pressure for land and resources was intense. Advocates and reformers urged the government to "assimilate" Indians by breaking up their remaining land base and stamping out tribal cultures. Yet American Indians did not disappear. Rather, they have adapted and thrived, maintaining much of their cultures, languages, and identities. The Encyclopedia of the American Indian in the Twentieth Century provides a comprehensive overview of this dramatic process through profiles of key individuals, organizations, government policies, and events that have defined Native history since 1900. Providing one-stop alphabetical access to information not readily available in other sources, with extensive cross-references and suggestions for further reading, this authoritative reference work offers the clearest and most unified picture of the American Indian in the twentieth century.
A new edition of the clearest, most authoritative guide to gemstones you will find From Amber to Rubellite, discover over 130 varieties of cut and uncut stones, organic gemstones and precious metals. 800 incredible photos, precise annotations and detailed descriptions, including everything from gemstone shapes to their composition, will help you to identify different stones quickly and easily.Covers everything from what a gemstone is and where they occur to the natural properties they have and how they have been fashioned and imitated through the ages. Perfect for gemstone lovers - a comprehensive guide for collectors.
Federal, state, county, and municipal police forces all have their own codes of conduct, yet the ethics of being a police officer remain perplexing and are often difficult to apply in dynamic situations. The police misconduct statistics are staggering and indicate that excessive use of force comprises almost a quarter of misconduct cases, with sexual harassment, fraud/theft, and false arrest being the next most prevalent factors. The ethical issues and dilemmas in criminal justice also reach deep into the legal professions, the structure and administration of justice in society, and the personal characteristics of those in the criminal justice professions. The Encyclopedia of Criminal Justice Ethics includes A to Z entries by experts in the field that explore the scope of ethical decision making and behaviors within the spheres of criminal justice systems, including policing, corrections, courts, forensic science, and policy analysis and research. This two-volume set is available in both print and electronic formats. Features: Entries are authored and signed by experts in the field and conclude with references and further readings, as well as cross references to related entries that guide readers to the next steps in their research journeys. A Reader's Guide groups related entries by broad topic areas and themes, making it easy for readers to quickly identify related entries. A Chronology highlights the development of the field and places material into historical context; a Glossary defines key terms from the fields of law and ethics; and a Resource Guide provides lists of classic books, academic journals, websites and associations focused on criminal justice ethics. Reports and statistics from such sources as the FBI, the United Nations, and the International Criminal Court are included in an appendix. In the electronic version, the Reader's Guide, index, and cross references combine to provide effective search-and-browse capabilities. The Encyclopedia of Criminal Justice Ethics provides a general, non-technical yet comprehensive resource for students who wish to understand the complexities of criminal justice ethics. Key Themes: History of Criminal Justice Ethics General Criminal Justice Ethics Police Ethics Legal Ethics Correctional Ethics Criminal Justice Cases and Controversies Technology, Crime, and Ethics Ethics and Critical Criminology
The deepest truths of the Bible accessible in a way that can be seen, understood, and experienced like never before, combining graphics and text to teach the nature and contents of the Bible in a fresh and exciting way. For a beautiful, approachable, informative presentation of the concepts and principles of Scripture--turn to any page of A Visual Theology Guide to the Bible and be instantly immersed in the visuals and teachings of God's Word. A Visual Theology Guide to the Bible is not only a wonderful introduction to the Christian life, it is a functioning guide for understanding and living out your faith. You'll see how the Bible is put together, why the authors wrote each book, and what all of it means for your life today. What's more, you'll learn why the Bible can be trusted and how to answer common criticisms of the Bible. Used in conjunction with Tim Challies and Josh Byers' bestselling book, Visual Theology, this unique resource helps you connect the truth of the Bible to your life, showing how God's eternal truth leads to life change and transformation. A Visual Theology Guide to the Bible: Is written by authors Tim Challies and Josh Byers, each of whom have a deep desire to convey the deepest truths of the Bible in a fresh, beautiful, and informative way Will help you develop a plan to read and study the Scriptures Is a follow-up to Visual Theology and expands on the timeless, historic, biblical truths presented in that bestselling book Will help you grow in godliness by practicing what you learn Is perfect for new believers, long-time Christians, students, small groups, pastors, church leaders, and anyone else interested in seeing the Bible afresh
Ideal for studying on-the-go, Kaplan's portable, pocket-sized NCLEX-RN Drug Guide provides concise review of the most commonly tested medications on the NCLEX-RN. Flashcard-style pages feature more than 300 frequently tested terms and explanations, including drug family, nursing considerations, side effects, and the purpose of each drug. Streamlined Review Flashcard-style pages with more than 300 of the most commonly tested drugs grouped by medication category The most up-to-date content, including new focus on each drug's purpose Index of brand names and generic names Convenient phonetic pronunciation keys Appendix of medical abbreviations for quick reference Expert Guidance Expert guidance and study tips for mastering the essential content Kaplan's expert nursing faculty reviews and updates content annually. We invented test prep-Kaplan (www.kaptest.com) has been helping students for almost 80 years. Our proven strategies have helped legions of students achieve their dreams.
Among the many topics covered in this handy, pocket-sized guide are air and gases, carpentry and construction, pipes, pumps, computers, electronics, geology, math, surveying and mapping, and weights and measures. Includes tables, charts, drawings, lists & formulas.
This authoritative two-volume encyclopedia (A-M, N-Z) helps to master the large variety of physical phenomena and technological aspects involved in laser technology and the wider field of photonics. Besides explaining in detail the physical principles and common techniques of laser operation, it also addresses such supplementary topics as ultrashort pulses, optical communications, optoelectronics, general optics, and quantum optics. References to selected scientific articles and textbooks aid readers in their further studies, and the cross-disciplinary approach makes this four-color encyclopedia of huge benefit to a wide audience in industry, government, and academic research.
'A liberal is a man or a woman or a child who looks forward to a better day, a more tranquil night, and a bright, infinite future.' Leonard Bernstein 'I am for peace, retrenchment and reform, the watchword of the great Liberal Party thirty years ago.' John Bright 'Few organisations can debate for three days whether to stage a debate, hold a debate, have a vote and then proceed to have a debate about what they have debated. But that is why the Liberal Democrats hold a special place in the British constitution.' Patrick Wintour If you're a liberal or a democrat, and especially if you're a Liberal Democrat, this masterful and considered collection of thought-provoking quotations should belong to you. All the great Liberals are packed into this slick reference guide, from Gladstone to Ashdown, Kennedy (John F.) to Kennedy (Charles). Whether you're looking for John Stuart Mill or John Maynard Keynes, you'll be able to find every good quote there is on Liberals and Liberalism. Writers, thinkers, journalists, philosophers and even the politicians themselves contribute with nearly 2,000 utterances, musings, provocations, jibes and diatribes featured in The Dictionary of Liberal Quotations, making this guide a must-have for anyone interested in Liberals and Liberal thought.
'The power of words is fundamental to political life. They help to influence, convince, change minds and appeal. By looking through the history of the left, this book provides a clear demonstration that what you say, and how to say it, really matters.' - Philip Collins, chief leader writer and columnist for The Times, and former chief speech-writer for Prime Minister Tony Blair 'A refreshing reminder that Labour politicians are able to speak with clarity, passion and humour - required reading for today's cohort.' - Matthew Taylor, former Downing Street political strategist 'This book has pulled off the difficult trick of bringing together the varied thinking and views of the left. It captures the seriousness and also the humour of the left. It's a must for anyone interested in the Labour Party, or in wider British politics.' - Paul Richards, Labour activist, columnist, former special adviser and author of Be Your Own Spin Doctor Anyone who has an interest in Labour or the left needs a copy of this brilliant compendium of left-leaning quotations. The collection features all the best quotes from all the great thinkers, whether they were reactionary or revolutionary, campaigning or policy-making, thinking aloud or writing it all down. The likes of Marx, Miliband, Attlee and Aristotle stand side by side in this neat reference guide, where you'll find the best of Brown, Blair and Balls along with all that Rousseau, Robespierre and Russell had to say. The Dictionary of Labour Quotations brings together insights, remarks, retorts, wit and wisdom, making it essential reading for everyone with a passion for the Labour Party, socialism or the left side of politics.
This thoroughly revised and updated second edition of a highly acclaimed and authoritative reference work introduces the major concepts in the field of Keynesian economics. The comprehensive Encyclopedia features accessible, informative and provocative contributions by leading international scholars working in the tradition of Keynes. It brings together widely dispersed yet theoretically congruent ideas, presents concise biographies of economists who have contributed to the debate on Keynes and the Keynesian Revolution, and outlines the basic principles, models and tools used to discuss the economic consequences of The General Theory. Longer entries on specific topics associated with Keynes and the Keynesian Revolution analyse the principal factors that contributed to The General Theory, the economics of Keynes and the rise and apparent decline of Keynesian economics in greater detail. The second edition will ensure that An Encyclopedia of Keynesian Economics will remain the best single reference source on Keynesian economics and will continue to be welcomed by academics, students and teachers of economics as well as by scholars in related social sciences and government policymakers.
This state-of-the-art Dictionary defines terms employed in international agreements, national legislation and scholarly legal studies related to comparative and international environmental law and the emerging law of climate change. In acknowledgement of China's growing role in this arena, each term also includes its pinyin translation in order to facilitate access to the Mandarin variants. The international community is developing increasingly complex environmental provisions and participating in a number of international treaties and agreements related to environmental law and regulation. The complicated and highly specific nature of environmental law has led to the development of localized terminology that is not easily understood outside its country of origin. Jointly prepared by scholars in China and the US, the Dictionary provides a linguistic bridge between English and Chinese speakers as well as an essential reference for those interpreting and applying international environmental law, multilateral environmental agreements, and domestic laws that implement these treaties. Students, scholars and practitioners in the area of environmental law will find this groundbreaking Dictionary an invaluable addition to their libraries.
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