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A History of World Societies, Value Edition, is a brief, affordable text that brings the past to life. The two-color Value Edition includes the full narrative of the comprehensive edition and select maps and images.
Social welfare and social development discusses social welfare practice in global and regional context. It addresses issues of poverty, unemployment and populations at risk within South Africa and the role of the social welfare system in South Africa in tackling these issues. The book outlines the theory and practice of social development as the practice through which the South African government aims to address social challenges. The first edition was unique and groundbreaking in its explication of social development and is still valued for these insights. The second edition includes updated discussions, reviewing changes in the social landscape since 2005.
An understanding of thermal physics is crucial to much of modern
physics, chemistry and engineering. This book provides a modern
introduction to the main principles that are foundational to
thermal physics, thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. The key
concepts are carefully presented in a clear way, and new ideas are
illustrated with copious worked examples as well as a description
of the historical background to their discovery. Applications are
presented to subjects as diverse as stellar astrophysics,
information and communication theory, condensed matter physics and
climate change. Each chapter concludes with detailed exercises.
Leading the reader from the fundamental principles of inorganic chemistry, right through to cutting-edge research at the forefront of the subject, Inorganic Chemistry, Sixth Edition is the ideal course companion for the duration of a student's degree. The authors have drawn upon their extensive teaching and research experience in updating this established text; the sixth edition retains the much-praised clarity of style and layout from previous editions, while offering an enhanced Frontiers section. Exciting new applications of inorganic chemistry have been added to this section, in particular relating to materials chemistry and medicine. This edition also sees a greater use of learning features to provide students with all the support they need for their studies. Providing comprehensive coverage of inorganic chemistry, while placing it in context, this text will enable the reader to fully master this important subject. Online Resource Centre: For registered adopters of the text: * Figures, marginal structures, and tables of data ready to download * Test bank For students: * Answers to self-tests and exercises from the book * Videos of chemical reactions * Tables for group theory * Web links * Interactive structures and other resources on www.chemtube3D.com
This new edition is a concise introduction to the basic methods of computational physics. Readers will discover the benefits of numerical methods for solving complex mathematical problems and for the direct simulation of physical processes. The book is divided into two main parts: Deterministic methods and stochastic methods in computational physics. Based on concrete problems, the first part discusses numerical differentiation and integration, as well as the treatment of ordinary differential equations. This is extended by a brief introduction to the numerics of partial differential equations. The second part deals with the generation of random numbers, summarizes the basics of stochastics, and subsequently introduces Monte-Carlo (MC) methods. Specific emphasis is on MARKOV chain MC algorithms. The final two chapters discuss data analysis and stochastic optimization. All this is again motivated and augmented by applications from physics. In addition, the book offers a number of appendices to provide the reader with information on topics not discussed in the main text. Numerous problems with worked-out solutions, chapter introductions and summaries, together with a clear and application-oriented style support the reader. Ready to use C++ codes are provided online.
Community nursing covers communicable health problems, management of community health services, community health practice and assessment, epidemiology and chronic health problems, the diagnosis and management of HIV/Aids patients, legislation and regulations pertinent to the practice of community health. Prominence is given to preventative health measures, health promotion and sustained wellness. Community Nursing features real-life community health related case studies to enable readers to apply theory to practice. Review questions encourage discussion and allow students to apply learning, while a summary-at-a-glance feature assists student revision. The fourth edition has a greater focus on practical scenarios and includes updated examples relevant to the community health environment. It also features: A new chapter on health trends. Expanded sections on immunisation including new vaccines and HIV/Aids management in chapters 7 and 9. More guidelines on the management of Primary Health Care centres. More emphasis on the process and instruments for community assessment.
This classic text, first published in 1972, is designed for graduate physics courses in statistical mechanics. The second edition, published in 1996, incorporated three comprehensive chapters on phase transitions and critical phenomena.
This third edition includes new sections on Bose-Einstein
condensation and degenerate Fermi behavior of ultracold atomic
gases, and two new chapters on computer simulation methods and the
thermodynamics of the early universe. We have also added new
sections on chemical and phase equilibrium, and expanded our
discussions of correlations and scattering, quantized fields,
finite-size effects and the fluctuation-dissipation theorem. We
hope this new edition will continue to provide new generations of
students with a solid training in the methods of statistical
-Bose-Einstein condensation in atomic gases -Thermodynamics of the early universe -Computer simulations: Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics -Correlation functions and scattering -Fluctuation-dissipation theorem and the dynamical structure factor -Chemical equilibrium -Exact solution of the two-dimensional Ising model for finite systems -Degenerate atomic Fermi gases -Exact solutions of one-dimensional fluid models -Interactions in ultracold Bose and Fermi gases -Brownian motion of anisotropic particles and harmonic oscillators"
Strategic Marketing second edition deals with the theories and formulation of strategic marketing, discusses the analysis of the environment, and applies and evaluates marketing concepts through southern African case studies.
A strikingly new account of the impact of the French Revolution in Paris, across the French countryside, and around the globe The French Revolution has fascinated, perplexed, and inspired for more than two centuries. It was a seismic event that radically transformed France and launched shock waves across the world. In this provocative new history, Peter McPhee draws on a lifetime's study of eighteenth-century France and Europe to create an entirely fresh account of the world's first great modern revolution-its origins, drama, complexity, and significance. Was the Revolution a major turning point in French-even world-history, or was it instead a protracted period of violent upheaval and warfare that wrecked millions of lives? McPhee evaluates the Revolution within a genuinely global context: Europe, the Atlantic region, and even farther. He acknowledges the key revolutionary events that unfolded in Paris, yet also uncovers the varying experiences of French citizens outside the gates of the city: the provincial men and women whose daily lives were altered-or not-by developments in the capital. Enhanced with evocative stories of those who struggled to cope in unpredictable times, McPhee's deeply researched book investigates the changing personal, social, and cultural world of the eighteenth century. His startling conclusions redefine and illuminate both the experience and the legacy of France's transformative age of revolution.
Biometric recognition, or simply Biometrics, is a rapidly evolving field with applications ranging from accessing one's computer to gaining entry into a country. Biometric systems rely on the use of physical or behavioral traits, such as fingerprints, face, voice and hand geometry, to establish the identity of an individual. The deployment of large-scale biometric systems in both commercial (e.g., grocery stores, amusement parks, airports) and government (e.g., US-VISIT) applications has served to increase the public's awareness of this technology. This rapid growth has also highlighted the challenges associated with designing and deploying biometric systems. Indeed, the problem of biometric recognition is a Grand Challenge in its own right. The past five years has seen a significant growth in biometric research resulting in the development of innovative sensors, robust and efficient algorithms for feature extraction and matching, enhanced test methodologies and novel applications. These advances have resulted in robust, accurate, secure and cost effective biometric systems. The Handbook of Biometrics -- an edited volume contributed by prominent invited researchers in Biometrics -- describes the fundamentals as well as the latest advancements in the burgeoning field of biometrics. It is designed for professionals composed of practitioners and researchers in Biometrics, Pattern Recognition and Computer Security. The Handbook of Biometrics can be used as a primary textbook for an undergraduate biometrics class. This book is also suitable as a secondary textbook or reference for advanced-level students in computer science.
Presenting an integrated media and text solution to teaching Operations Management! Take this opportunity to provide your students with a new, innovative learning package which clearly demonstrates the relevance of operations to everyday business activities. Allow students to see how core operations theory is applied in real world situations through watching bespoke videoed case materials of interviews and processes tied to each chapter concept. Further reinforce their understanding of key concepts and quantitative techniques by encouraging them to interact with animated models from the text, seamlessly linked via QR codes. Aware that students taking their first module in Operations Management often have little first-hand experience of a working environment, the authors introduce all the core topics to students in a lively and engaging manner, making OM relevant and meaningful to students new to the subject. Starting from students' interactions with operations management, perhaps as a customer or part time employee, the authors guide the readers through the management of operations, before exploring the design techniques and the strategy of OM, thereby mirroring students' future experiences as graduates. Packed full of case material and examples from companies that students can easily relate to such as Domino's, EasyJet, and Ticketmaster, this text challenges the reader to think about real business issues and what they might encounter in their future careers. Real life problems are also used to carefully explain quantitative data. Links to seminal papers throughout each chapter support and strengthen the theory discussed and encourage readers to carry out their own research into these topics. A unique, lively package makes this core reading for all business students taking an introductory module in operations management. Provided on the Online Resource Centre: For Students: Animated diagrams from the book - accompanied by audio to help explain concepts. Annotated library of links to footage of 'Operations in Action'. Web-based activities. Multiple choice questions. Seminal paper links. Downloadable Flashcard glossary. For lecturers: Bespoke video case material consisting of interviews and processes tied to each chapter. Broken down into 5 minute clips, these can either be shown in relation to a chapter topic, or as a whole film demonstrating how one company utilises many aspects of OM. Customizable PowerPoint slides. Tutor guide. Tutorial activities. Answers to discussion questions. Test bank.
For courses in business, economics, and financial engineering and mathematics. The definitive guide to derivatives markets, updated with contemporary examples and discussions Known as "the bible" to business and economics professionals and a consistent best-seller, Options, Futures, and Other Derivatives gives readers a modern look at derivatives markets. By incorporating the industry's hottest topics, such as the securitization and credit crisis, author John C. Hull helps bridge the gap between theory and practice. The 10th Edition covers all of the latest regulations and trends, including the Black-Scholes-Merton formulas, overnight indexed swaps, and the valuation of commodity derivatives.
For 5000 years shipping has served the world economy and today it provides a sophisticated transport service to every part of the globe. Yet despite its economic complexity, shipping retains much of the competitive cut and thrust of the "perfect" market of classical economics. This blend of sophisticated logistics and larger than life entrepreneurs makes it a unique case study of classical economics in a modern setting.
The enlarged and substantially rewritten Maritime Economics uses historical and theoretical analysis as the framework for a practical explanation of how shipping works today. Whilst retaining the structure of the second edition, its scope is widened to include: lessons from 5000 years of commercial shipping history shipping cycles back to 1741, with a year by year commentary updated chapters on markets; shipping costs; accounts; ship finance and a new chapter on the return on capital new chapters on the geography of sea trade; trade theory and specialised cargoes updated chapters on the merchant fleet shipbuilding, recycling and the regulatory regime a much revised chapter on the challenges and pitfalls of forecasting. With over 800 pages, 200 illustrations, maps, technical drawings and tables Maritime Economics is the shipping industry's most comprehensive text and reference source, whilst remaining as one reviewer put it "a very readable book".
Martin Stopford has enjoyed a distinguished career in the shipping industry as Director of Business Development with British Shipbuilders, Global Shipping Economist with the Chase Manhattan Bank N.A., Chief Executive of Lloyds Maritime Information Services; Managing Director of Clarkson Research Services and an executive Director of Clarksons PLC. He lectures regularly at Cambridge Academy of Transport and is a Visiting Professor at Cass Business School, Dalian Maritime University and Copenhagen Business School.
This is the first book to provide a systematic treatment of the economics of antitrust (or competition policy) in a global context. It draws on the literature of industrial organisation and on original analyses to deal with such important issues as cartels, joint-ventures, mergers, vertical contracts, predatory pricing, exclusionary practices, and price discrimination, and to formulate policy implications on these issues. The interaction between theory and practice is one of the main features of the book, which contains frequent references to competition policy cases and a few fully developed case studies. The treatment is written to appeal to practitioners and students, to lawyers and economists. It is not only a textbook in economics for first year graduate or advanced undergraduate courses, but also a book for all those who wish to understand competition issues in a clear and rigorous way. Exercises and some solved problems are provided.
There are thousands of books and gurus on the subject of performance management. Yet, there are so few examples of where it is practised well.
Everyone knows what performance management is, have read the books, have heard the gurus, yet there are so few outstanding success stories. This book is different for the following reasons:
It also includes practical examples of different types of performance appraisal methodologies, namely the Outputs Approach; Traditional Approach; Balanced Scorecard and Multirater/360o.
Guru to a new generation of chefs from Chicago to Copenhagen, Spain s Ferran Adria has been featured on Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people of our times and touted by the press as an alchemist and a genius. His restaurant, El Bulli, was ranked first on Restaurant Magazine s Top 50 list in 2006, 2007, and 2008, and has retained this title in 2009. Considered food s preeminent futurist, a mad Catalonian scientist, and the godfather of culinary foam and other gastronomic advances, the Alicia Foundation distills Adria s culinary knowledge into a practical handbook that will more often be found face up on the counter than collecting dust on a shelf.
A dictionary of present-day cooking, Modern Gastronomy: A to Z puts equal emphasis on the nature of ingredients, their reactions, and the processes they undergo to create the final product. You can quickly look up and find, in plain language, everything you need to know about the science of cooking and the art of combining flavors and textures.
The first English translation of the bestselling Lexico Cientifico Gastronomico, this book s lexical format provides, for each ingredient or term, a definition, the ingredient s source, and suggestions for its use. A scientific exploration of the possibilities of food, this much-anticipated book includes a foreword by Harold McGee, author of On Food & Cooking and contributor to Nature, New York Times, Fine Cooking, and Physics Today. It is this rigorous scientific viewpoint that sets the book apart, enabling you to develop processes, tastes, and textures that give your new products a competitive edge.
The book that established itself as a standard text and reference work for students seeking to master research methods and procedures in psychology has been updated and revised in this new edition The Second Edition of The Psychology Research Handbook: A Guide for Graduate Students and Research Assistants once again offers a comprehensive guide for understanding and conquering the entire research process. Editors Frederick T. L. Leong and James T. Austin have assembled a distinguished group of expert researchers who share skill sets accumulated as a result of years of practical exposure to the design, development, implementation, and documentation of research in psychology. The chapters in this volume follow the sequential flow of the research process-from research planning and design to data collection and analysis to results writing. New to the Second Edition: * Provides six new chapters that cover research scripts, statistical power, multilevel analysis, computational modeling, program evaluation, and scale and test development * Addresses the effects of technology in each chapter to integrate the importance of the Internet and related technology in that particular domain * Includes Student Exercises to supplement the Recommended Readings and Reference lists at the end of each chapter The Psychology Research Handbook is the ideal textbook for graduate students studying advanced research methods in courses such as Research Methods in Psychology, Advanced Methods, Experimental Methods, Research Design and Methodology, Research Practicum, and Quantitative Research Design and Analysis in Psychology. It is also the perfect resource for research professionals as well as for individual research assistants in the midst of research projects.
This book is written with the IT professional in mind. It provides
a clear, concise system for managing IT projects, regardless of the
size or complexity of the project. It avoids the jargon and
complexity of traditional project management (PM) books. Instead,
it provides a unique approach to IT project management, combining
strategic business concepts (project ROI, strategic alignment,
etc.) with the very practical, step-by-step instructions for
developing and managing a successful IT project. It s short enough
to be easily read and used but long enough to be comprehensive in
the right places.
This seventh edition of Marketing Communications provides both a rich source of theory and an invaluable insight into how brands create communications and engage audiences in brand conversations. With contributions from brand owners and their advertising agencies from around the world, the book provides a unique blend of the theory and practice of brand communications. Sarah Turnbull joins Chris Fill as co-author on the seventh edition and together their passion for marketing communications comes alive in this book as they share their expertise and experience. Its strong theoretical underpinning and selection of contemporary case studies makes this the definitive text for undergraduate and postgraduate students in marketing, marketing with psychology, advertising, business studies and other marketing-related programmes. It is recognised as the authoritative text for professional courses such as The Chartered Institute of Marketing and is supported by the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising.
For undergraduate and MBA Cost or Management Accounting courses. The text that defined the cost accounting market Horngren's Cost Accounting defines the cost accounting market and continues to innovate today by consistently integrating the most current practice and theory into the text. This acclaimed, market-leading text emphasizes the basic theme of "different costs for different purposes," and reaches beyond cost accounting procedures to consider concepts, analyses, and management. The 16th Edition incorporates the latest research and most up-to-date thinking into all relevant chapters, so that readers are prepared for the rewards and challenges they will face in the professional cost accounting world of today and tomorrow. Also available with MyLab Accounting MyLab (TM) Accounting is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts. Horngren's Cost Accounting, 16th Edition is also available via Revel (TM), an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab Accounting does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab Accounting, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab Accounting, search for: 0134642449 / 9780134642444 Cost Accounting Plus MyLab Accounting with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package, 16/e Package consists of: 0134475585 / 9780134475585 Cost Accounting 0134476387 / 9780134476384 MyLab Accounting with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Cost Accounting
This undergraduate textbook merges traditional solid state physics with contemporary condensed matter physics, providing an up-to-date introduction to the major concepts that form the foundations of condensed materials. The main foundational principles are emphasized, providing students with the knowledge beginners in the field should understand. The book is structured in four parts and allows students to appreciate how the concepts in this broad area build upon each other to produce a cohesive whole as they work through the chapters. Illustrations work closely with the text to convey concepts and ideas visually, enhancing student understanding of difficult material, and end-of-chapter exercises varying in difficulty allow students to put into practice the theory they have covered in each chapter and reinforce new concepts.
Updated for its Fourth Edition with increased art and photos, this
undergraduate exercise physiology textbook integrates basic
exercise physiology with research studies to stimulate learning,
allowing readers to apply principles in the widest variety of
exercise and sport science careers. The book has comprehensive
coverage, including integrated material on special populations, and
a flexible organization of independent units, so instructors can
teach according to their preferred approach.Each unit is designed
with a consistent and comprehensive sequence of presentation: basic
anatomy and physiology, the measurement and meaning of variables
important to understanding exercise physiology, exercise responses,
training principles, and special applications, problems, and
For courses in Business. International Business: A Millennial Approach International Business: The New Realities caters to a millennial audience, the most diverse and educated generation to date. The book speaks to readers of the technological age, facing a diverse and evolving economic environment fueled by the Internet and multimedia sources. By addressing issues such as the competitive job market and challenges faced by advanced economies, the text prepares readers for international business in our modern world. The Fourth Edition plays on millennials' characteristics to engage them in the material. This includes their reliance on technology, their drive towards achievement and helping their communities, and their desire to obtain skills they can apply towards meaningful jobs. The authors understand what motivates millennial readers and builds on their goals to help them obtain successful careers in international business. Also available with MyManagementLab(R) MyManagementLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts. NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyManagementLab does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyManagementLab search for: 9780134472454 / 0134472454 International Business: The New Realities Plus MyManagementLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: *0134324838 / 9780134324838 International Business: The New Realities *0134390172 / 9780134390178 MyManagementLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for International Business: The New Realities
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