When you need quick answers for developing or debugging Java programs, this pocket guide provides a handy reference to standard features of the Java programming language and its platform. You’ll find helpful programming examples, tables, figures, and lists, as well as Java 8 features such as Lambda Expressions and the Date and Time API. It’s an ideal companion, whether you’re in the office, in the lab, or on the road.
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This is a core text for rheumatology nurses that gives a comprehensive review of rheumatology nursing skills and issues. Covering disease states, pathology and diagnosis, psychological and social issues, medications and treatment, symptoms and management, and patient education, this book defines the nursing role with patients who have these common ailments.
Defendu, William E. Fairbairn's seminal manual on close-quarters combat, is finally available in a quality reprint edition. Originally published in 1926, the book was the first to present Fairbairn's hard-core system of close-in fighting under the name by which it became legendary among practitioners of no-holds-barred self-defense and battlefield skills. Through Defendu and his other revolutionary books (including Scientific Self-Defence, Get Tough and All-In Fighting), as well as his years spent training members of the Shanghai Municipal Police in the 1930s and elite-unit soldiers during World War II, W.E. Fairbairn probably had more influence on the evolution of practical hand-to-hand combat than any other individual in modern history. As U.S. Marine Corps veteran and CQC expert Kelly McCann writes in the exclusive foreword to Paladin's reprint edition, "W.E. Fairbairn contributed more to the knowledge base of how to kill the enemy in close quarters than perhaps anyone else." Paladin spent years actively searching for a copy of Defendu through the Internet, out-of-print book outlets, rare-book shops and military book specialists before we found one we could borrow to make this reprint edition possible. So it is with great pride that we add this highly sought volume, with an insightful foreword by best-selling author Kelly McCann to our library of Combat Classic titles.
Many people who have ever owned a pet will swear that their dog or cat or other animal has exhibited some kind of behavior they just can't explain. How does a dog know when its owner is returning home at an unexpected time?
Filled with captivating stories and thought-provoking analysis, Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home is a groundbreaking exploration of animal behavior that will profoundly change the way we think about animals, and ourselves. After five years of extensive research involving thousands of people who own and work with animals, Rupert Sheldrake conclusively proves what many pet owners already know - that there is a strong connection between humans and animals that lies beyond present-day scientific understanding.
This book has only one edition and was first published in 1999 with subsequent reprints.
It's rare for a book's title to say so clearly what the book is about. In the case of RupertSheldrake's latest work, the controversial content is right on the front cover. Pet owners will see itand smile in recognition; sceptical scientists will shake their heads and mutter about "maverickscholars." We all know of cases of dogs (and cats) who know when their owners are cominghome, who go to wait at the door or window 10 minutes or more before their human arrives.Conditioned by the tight rigour of contemporary scientific thinking, we either look for rationalexplanations or we file the phenomenon away in our minds as "unexplained" and are careful notto talk about it to our scientist friends. Sheldrake, famous for his theory of morphic resonance,has shown in the past that he is not afraid to be labelled a maverick. He accepts that the casehistories he details so thoroughly in this book are anecdotal, but that makes them no less real;and as a scientist himself he sets up experimental conditions for studying this previously ignoredphenomenon, which show beyond any doubt that the phenomenon exists. He castigatestraditional scientists for their refusal to countenance anything that doesn't fit in with their existingparadigms (or prejudices) and challenges them to come up with some more "acceptable"explanation--but none is forthcoming.
It covers all of the standard topics in solid state physics, i.e. crystal structure, mechanical, electrical, thermal, and magnetic properties, metals, semiconductors, dielectrics, superconductors and amorphous solids, and also includes an introductory chapter on chemical bonds and a chapter on polymers. The text is largely non-mathematical, but questions are integrated into the text to encourage readers to tackle the problem-solving aspects of the subject. Worked examples and a complete set of detailed solutions are included. More challenging topics (either mathematically or conceptually more difficult) are treated in optional sections.
I like the way the book starts with bonds between atoms before the obligatory chapter on crystalline solids, followed by an excellent treatment of mechanical properties.The standard topics of solid-state physics are then presented, starting with electronic properties.There is a splendid final chapter on polymers.The style is confident, authoritative and up to date ...Richard Feynman, in evaluating his own attempt to teach quantum mechanics early in a physics course, reckoned he had failed.Has Richard Turton succeeded? I think he has. Andrew Briggs, professor of materials, University of Oxford The Times Higher, 24 November 2000 (Physics and Engineering)
The black rhino is nature's tank, feared by all animals. Even lionswill break off a hunt to detour around one. And yet the black rhino ison the edge of extinction, its numbers dwindling from 100,000 at theturn of the century, to less than 2,500 today. The reason is that inplaces like Yemen, China, Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand, the rhino'shorn is more valuable than gold, so valuable that people will risktheir lives to harvest it. To deter rhino poachers, Africangovernments have spent millions--on helicopters, paramilitaryoperations, fences and guard dogs, even relocation to protected areas.Finally, Namibia decided to de-horn its rhino population, in a lastditch effort to stop the slaughter. In 1991, Carol Cunningham and JoelBerger, and their eighteen-month-old daughter Sonja, went to Namibiato weigh the effects of de-horning on rhinos. In Horn of Darkness,they tell the story of three years in the Namib Desert, studyingAfrica's last sizable population of free-roaming black rhinos.This is the closest most readers will come to experiencing life inthe remaining wilds of Africa. Cunningham and Berger, writingalternate chapters, capture what it is like to leave the comforts ofcivilization, to camp for months at a time in a land filled withdeadly predators, to study an animal that is reclusive, unpredictable,and highly dangerous. The authors describe staking out water holes inthe dead of the night, creeping to within twenty-seven meters ofrhinos to photograph them, all the while keeping a lookout for hyenas,elephants, and lions. Weaving together the historical accounts of other naturalists, avividly detailed look at life in the wild, and a behind-the-scenesglimpse of scientific work and the dark side of the conservationmovement, Horn of Darkness is destined to be a classic work on thenatural world.
"In Namibia a radical solution [to stop the wholesale slaughter of rhinos] has been tried--removing the rhino's horns to remove the poacher's desire to kill. The two authors ... and their young daughter ... spent 3 seasons in Namibia ... dehorning rhino and researching the wildlife biology of this species. The book is a narrative of their time in Namibia. It reads like a novel, starting with their first tentative steps in the country and following their scientific and social interaction with the people of the country. Through their writing you can feel the heat and sweat, the exhilaration of the work and their reaction to feeling like unwanted invaders of privacy when meeting with remote tribes people. When their fourth session of work is stopped before it really starts because of politics, the reader gets and object lesson about the politics of conservation. This book is every bit as good as 'Out of Africa' but with a lot more good ecology in it."--Bulletin of the British Ecology Society
Global warming is arguably the most critical and controversial issue facing the world in the twenty-first century.This Very Short Introduction provides a concise and accessible explanation of the key topics in the debate: looking at the predicted impact of climate change, exploring the political controversies of recent years, and explaining the proposed solutions.
Fully updated for 2008, Mark Maslin's compelling account brings the reader right up to date, describing recent developments from US policy to the UK Climate Change Bill, and where we now stand with the Kyoto Protocol. He also includes a chapter on local solutions, reflecting the now widely held view that, to mitigate any impending disaster, governments as well as individuals must to act together.
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Maslin's primer packs an amazing quantity and quality of data and debate into its brief span. -- The Independent, December 17, 2004
This authoritative collection sets out the critical role and application of evaluation in identifying and developing good practice in a range of dementia care settings.
The contributors discuss the evaluation of care at different levels and in various settings, particularly long stay care, covering evaluation methods, ethics, use of technology and the user's role in the evaluation process itself. Their contributions on evaluating aspects of dementia care ranging from life story work and environmental considerations to medication and dementia care mapping is a useful basis for the discussion of future challenges in evaluation of dementia care.
Practical and theoretical, this wide-ranging text is essential reading for dementia care practitioners at all levels, as well as students and researchers interested in dementia care practice.
There is a lot useful material in this book. The editors provide a clear introduction which defines the term 'evaluation', refers to different approaches and suggests why it is important in dementia care...This book will be useful to students of research methodology and professionals in dementia care who are interested in research. -- dementia I would recommend this book to any occupational therapist new to working with clients with learning disabilities and dementia, and also to those developing and/or evaluating specific services for this population. -- College of Occupational Therapists A Comprehensive and through work about ways to improve the lives of older people living with dementia. A reassuring book to have and a valuable resource for anyone embarking on a study of dementia care or designing a research programme in evaluation. -- Social Work and Social Sciences This is an important contribution to further the view that the voices of people with dementia can be heard and that people with dementia can effectively help shape services. It is a highly readable book that tackles an often overlooked subject because of the very real difficulties that communication presents, and examines this by exploring in depth the ethical issues and current legislation which have a major impact on research within this current field. While laying out the challenges in facilitating this, it also presents a realistic view that this is achievable for people with dementia. -- Rostrum Innes and McCabe (Dementia Studies, U. of Stirling, UK) gather together 14 essays for practitioners, students, and researchers interested in dementia care practice. The essays focus on evaluating dementia care and aspects of the process, such as setup, measurement and analysis, reporting results, and the implementation of recommendations. Other topics include policy contexts, technology, long stay care settings, ethics, and user involvement. Different settings and levels of evaluation are also discussed. Both author and subject indexes are provided. -- www.booknews.com This book provides a comprehensive theoretical and methodological framework for the evaluation of dementia care, targeting nurses and other healthcare professionals with a specific interest in the domains of evaluative research and dementia. -- Nursing Older People The book is logically structured and has an impressive international flavour with contributors from Europe, the US and Scandinavia. The balance between theoretical chapters - for example addressing the policy context - and those focusing on practicalities of looking after people in long-stay care settings, is good. The discussion of user involvement is simple, insightful and grounded in the author's experience of evaluation services over the past 10 years. I have no doubt that I will dip in and out of this book for years. -- Community Care I found this collection of papers really useful, writes Les Bright because the editors have thought carefully about a potential readership of people busily engaged in organising and delivering services, with only limited time to read and add to the knowledge gained from their practice. -- Community Care Overall the text is professional without being too complex. It is easy to pick out areas of particular interest, with a sound reference section attached to each chapter to aid the reader in more extensive reading. I would suggest this is a good reference book for libraries and for departments considering evaluation a service or for any individuals undertaking research. -- College of Occupational Therapists Specialists Section The book is an important tool for practitioners at all levels, researchers and students interested in best practice. As a guide for occupational therapists this is a useful resource book and will assist in exploring the many ethical issues related to evaluating practice and raises questions on the use of internal versus external evaluators (something we all wrestle with). -- College of Occupational Therapists Specialists Section
At the height of the Vietnam conflict, a complex system of secret underground tunnels sprawled from Cu Chi Province to the edge of Saigon. In these burrows, the Viet Cong cached their weapons, tended their wounded, and prepared to strike. They had only one enemy: U.S. soldiers small and wiry enough to maneuver through the guerrillas' narrow domain. The brave souls who descended into these hellholes were known as "tunnel rats." Armed with only pistols and K-bar knives, these men inched their way through the steamy darkness where any number of horrors could be awaiting them-bullets, booby traps, a tossed grenade. Using firsthand accounts from men and women on both sides who fought and killed in these underground battles, authors Tom Mangold and John Penycate provide a gripping inside look at this fearsome combat. The Tunnels of Cu Chiis a war classic of unbearable tension and unforgettable heroes.
" A claustrophobic but fascinating tale."- The Wall Street Journal " Chilling . . . what war really was and how it was fought." - The New York Times " Gripping . . . highly recommended." - The Philadelphia Inquirer " Remarkable." - The Washington Post"A claustrophobic but fascinating tale." -The Wall Street Journal"Chilling . . . what war really was and how it was fought."-The New York Times"Gripping . . . highly recommended."-The Philadelphia Inquirer "Remarkable."-The Washington PostA claustrophobic but fascinating tale.The Wall Street JournalChilling . . . what war really was and how it was fought.The New York TimesGripping . . . highly recommended.The Philadelphia InquirerRemarkable.The Washington Post"-A claustrophobic but fascinating tale.- -The Wall Street Journal -Chilling . . . what war really was and how it was fought.--The New York Times -Gripping . . . highly recommended.--The Philadelphia Inquirer -Remarkable.--The Washington Post"A claustrophobic but fascinating tale." -The Wall Street Journal
Weighing in at over 200 pages of music, this songbook is, in effect, a complete piano/vocal score to the entire new Marilyn musical from NBC Television's hit series, SMASH! Legendary writers Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman deliver some of their most memorable show tunes to date in the songs from Bombshell, many of which are already cemented amid Broadway's standard vocal repertoire. Songs like "Let Me Be Your Star," "Secondhand White Baby Grand," and "Don't Forget Me," are joined by 19 more in this folio, matching the entire track list of the complete original cast recording. Titles: Let Me Be Your Star * At Your Feet * SMASH! * Never Give All the Heart * The 20th Century Fox Mambo * The National Pastime * History Is Made at Night * I Never Met a Wolf Who Didn't Love to Howl * Mr. & Mrs. Smith * Don't Say Yes Until I Finish Talking * On Lexington & 52nd Street * Cut, Print . . . Moving On * Public Relations * Dig Deep * Secondhand White Baby Grand * They Just Keep Moving the Line * Let's Be Bad * The Right Regrets * (Let's Start) Tomorrow Night * Our Little Secret * Hang the Moon * Don't Forget Me.
Instruction on how to fish for Mullet from Beach, rock, Estuary and Boat using a variety of baits but also includes spinning and fly fishing, with hints and tips that cover everything from the time you get to the fishing mark to the use and actions of different spinners, floats, rigs and ground baits, right through to the time that you land your fish.This book covers all the methods of Mullet fishing from the shore and estuary as well as methods from the Boat including the tackle that you need, knots, rigs, traces and the bait required with the techniques to actually catch the fish, even fly fishing for the species
Jo Klein presents a picture of herself at work. A sense of vocation, backed up by years of experience, permeates not only the content of this book, but also its language, which is vivid, personal, and deeply in touch with the inner selves of both her patients and herself.
As a psychotherapist, Jo Klein is both gifted and experienced; as soon as we start to racked by years of experience, permeated not only content, but the very details of language, which is vivid, personal and deeply in touch with inner selves - her own and her patients'. She articulates things that we instantly recognize, yet never knew that we knew; whether one is a practitioner or a patient, the wisdom of her book is a rare refreshment and an illumination.- Nina ColtartJosephine Klein has two outstanding qualities: unusual sensitivity and tremendous common sense. These are combined with wide reading and rich clinical experience to give us a refreshingly simple and humane book. I like particularly the chapters on holding and containment and her thoroughly non-doctrinaire approach to transference interpretation. She is a non-intrusive therapist in the tradition of Winnicott, believing that patients can grow and do things for themselves if we give them half a chance. Many of her patients were "difficult" or "borderline", but her ideas have wider relevance to our understanding of psychotherapy and what makes it helpful. Klein's book is a timely reminder of the varieties of psychotherapeutic experience at a time when fashion and dogma are trying to limit the field. It will certainly be enjoyed by those who share her views; it undoubtedly should be read by those who don't.- Ken Wright
For junior-level courses in System Dynamics, offered in Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering departments.
This text presents students with the basic theory and practice of system dynamics. It introduces the modeling of dynamic systems and response analysis of these systems, with an introduction to the analysis and design of control systems.
Originally published in 1950, this account of life among female Free French soldiers in a London barracks during World War II sold four million copies in the United States alone and many more worldwide. The novel is based on the real-life experiences of the author, Tereska Torres. As the Blitz rains down over London, taboos are broken, affairs start and stop, and hearts are won and lost. Women's Barracks was banned for obscenity in several states and denounced by the House Select Committee on Current Pornographic Materials in 1952 as an example of how the paperback industry was "promoting moral degeneracy." In spite of such efforts--or perhaps, in part, because of them--the novel became a record-breaking bestseller and inspired a whole new genre: lesbian pulp. Femmes Fatales restores to print the best of women's writing in the classic pulp genres of the mid-20th century. From mystery to hard-boiled noir to taboo lesbian romance, these rediscovered queens of pulp offer subversive perspectives on a turbulent era. Enjoy the series: Bedelia; Bunny Lake Is Missing; By Cecile; The G-String Murders; The Girls in 3-B; Laura; The Man Who Loved His Wife; Mother Finds a Body; Now, Voyager; Return to Lesbos; Skyscraper; Stranger on Lesbos; Stella Dallas; Women's Barracks.
Tereska Torres (1923-2012) escaped Nazi-occupied France in 1940 and became a secretary to Free French leader Charles DeGaulle in London. Over her long career, she wrote some 20 books (novels and memoirs), with translations published here by Knopf, Dell, Simon and Schuster. Torres married the American literary figure Meyer Levin during the war; he would later translate many of her novels. Torres continued to live and write in France until her death at age 92.
The world's leading woodworking author, Patrick Spielman, along with artist Frank Droege presents an enticing array of elegant, affordable scroll saw segmentation projects. Armed with only your saw, a piece of inexpensive soft wood, and these patterns and directions, you can make any one of the more than forty projects offered here. Designed for those familiar with straight-forward scroll sawing techniques and fundamental woodworking, these creations are simple to make but provide impressive results. Lists of tools, paints, finishing supplies, and safety accessories will help you set up an efficient workspace, and an overview of techniques will sharpen your skills. Patrick Spielman resides in Fish Creek, Wl and Frank Droege resides in Voorhees, NJ.
Six weeks to confidence, continence and sexual satisfaction! Use Pelvic Floor Secrets and make prolapsed pelvic organs/vaginal laxity and embarrassing "Oops" moments a thing of the past.Run, laugh, jump and/or sneeze with a renewed continence. Enjoy the thrills of motherhood without fear of exchange of prolapse pelvic organs and have the confidence to return to intimacy free from discomfort.
Jenni Russell is the woman who can make you confidently continent and sexually satisfied in six weeks!She is CHEK certified: Holistic Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach (Level 1) with over 20 years of personal training experience, specialising in pelvic floor health since 1996. In March 2011, Jenni launched the first ever, pelvic floor holistic health clinic in Central London. Pelvic Floor Secrets is based at The Albany Club and is the only clinic of its kind to offer women of all ages, at all stages of their life, the opportunity to have it all: confidence, continence and sexual satisfaction in as little as six weeks.Jenni's first book, 'Can a Vagina Really Buy a Mercedes? What can your pelvic floor do for you?' was featured on ITV's This Morning in June 2006 and appeared in the News of the World's Sunday Magazine as a full page article. Jenni continues to write and speak about pelvic floor health around the country and is a regular contributor to local radio, with BBC London present Vanessa Feltz describing her as having an "Obama-like quality".Jenni's mantra is "Be Ready, Be Educated". Pelvic Floor Secrets can give you the confidence to enjoy life without fear of pain or embarrassment. Childbirth does not have to change the way you feel about your sexuality and intimacy. The right education can make motherhood rewarding, whether on the trampoline or in the bedroom. It's within your reach.