Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder
Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder by Arianna Huffington
2014 | ISBN: 0804140847, 0804141258 | English | 352 pages | EPUB | 3 MB
In Thrive, Arianna Huffington makes an impassioned and compelling case for the need to redefine what it means to be successful in today's world.
Arianna Huffington's personal wake-up call came in the form of a broken cheekbone and a nasty gash over her eye -- the result of a fall brought on by exhaustion and lack of sleep. As the cofounder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group -- one of the fastest growing media companies in the world -- celebrated as one of the world's most influential women, and gracing the covers of magazines, she was, by any traditional measure, extraordinarily successful. Yet as she found herself going from brain MRI to CAT scan to echocardiogram, to find out if there was any underlying medical problem beyond exhaustion, she wondered is this really what success feels like?
Rigid Designation and Theoretical Identities by Joseph LaPorte
2013 | ISBN: 0199609209 | English | 272 pages | PDF | 4 MB
Joseph LaPorte offers a new account of the connections between the reference of words for properties and kinds, and theoretical identity statements. Some terms for concrete objects, such as "Hesperus" and "Phosphorus," are rigid, and the rigidity of these terms is important because it helps to determine whether certain statements containing them, including identity statements like 'Hesperus = Phosphorus', are necessary or contingent. These observations command broad agreement. But there has been much less agreement about whether and how designators for properties are rigid: terms like 'white', 'brontosaur', 'beautiful', 'heat', 'H2O', 'pain', and so on. In Rigid Designation and Theoretical Identities, LaPorte articulates and defends the position that terms for properties are rigid designators. Furthermore, he argues that property designators' rigidity is put to good use in important philosophical arguments supporting and impugning certain theoretical identity statements. The book as a whole constitutes a broad defense of a tradition originating largely in seminal work from Saul Kripke, which affirms the truth and necessity of theoretical identities such as 'water = H2O', 'heat = the motion of molecules' and the like, and which looks skeptically upon psychophysical identities like 'pain = c-fiber firing'. LaPorte responds to detractors of the Kripkean tradition whose objections and challenges indicate where development and clarification is needed, as well as to sympathizers who have put forward important contributions toward such ends. Specific topics discussed by way of defending the Kripkean tradition include conventionalism and empiricism, nominalism about properties, multiple realizability, supervenience, analytic functionalism, conceptual dualism and 'new wave' or a posteriori materialism, the explanatory gap, scientific essentialism (more broadly: scientific necessitarianism), and vitalism.
Family Wealth Management: Seven Imperatives for Successful Investing in the New World Order by Mark Haynes Daniell, Tom McCullough
2013 | ISBN: 0470824298 | English | 352 pages | PDF | 4 MB
Introducing a fresh perspective on wealth management, with proven solutions to the challenges of preserving wealth and investing well in turbulent times
Family Wealth Management is coauthored by two experts in the field of private wealth - one, a former director of Bain & Company and the chairman of two of the world's largest family trusts, and the other, a CEO of a leading global family office and professor of finance from University of Toronto. The book introduces you to a unique model of wealth management that produces the desired return outcomes while being consistent with a family's overarching goals and values. The approach combines the best traditional investment and portfolio management practices with innovative new approaches designed to successfully navigate through economic climates both fair and foul. While the authors address the critical "hard" issues of asset management, they also emphasize important "soft" issues of working with families to ensure that actions are congruent with objectives, in alignment with family governance principles and designed to help sustain and grow family wealth over multiple generations.
Football for Dummies by Howie Long, John Czarnecki
2011 | ISBN: 1118012615 | English | 408 pages | PDF | 11 MB
The fun and easy way to tackle football basics and enjoy America's most popular sport
Since the last edition of Football For Dummies, new stadiums have been built, new stars have ascended, and records have been broken. This new edition has been revised to reflect today's game, giving football fans up-to-the-minute information on all the rules and regulations, positions, plays, and penalties.
Ignited Minds: Unleashing the Power Within India by A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
2012 | ISBN: 0143418076, 067004928X, 0143029827 | English | 205 pages | EPUB | 4 MB
When A.P.J. Abdul Kalam wrote India 2020: A Vision for the New Millennium with Y.S. Rajan in 1998, little did they expect the magnitude of the response they would get. The idea that India could actually be a developed nation in a short time rather than remain condemned to a subsistence diet of marginal improvements and promises struck a chord among readers. The book continues to be a bestseller.
Ignited Minds: Unleashing the Power Within India goes the logical next step and examines why, given all our skills, resources and talents, we, so obviously capable of being the best, settle so often for the worst. What is it that we as a nation are missing? For at the heart of Ignited Minds is an irresistible premise: the people of a nation have the power, by dint of hard work, to realize their dream of a truly good life.
Concise Histology: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access, 1e by Leslie P. Gartner, James L. Hiatt
2010 | ISBN: 0702031143 | English | 352 pages | PDF | 25 MB
CONCISE HISTOLOGY, by Leslie P. Gartner, PhD and James L. Hiatt, PhD, thoroughly reviews all the histology knowledge required for the USMLE Step 1 in an easy-access outline format. Designed for students who need to learn a large amount of material in a limited time, it presents key information in a readable, concise manner, accompanied by full-color illustrations that clarify complex concepts. Online access via Student Consult includes an online testing centre providing students with class style tests using electron and photomicrographs, cross referenced to the corresponding sections of the textbook.
Foundations of Business Thought by Calvin Boardman, Alan N. Sandomir , Harris Sondak
2012 | ISBN: 0132856077 | English | 552 pages | PDF | 3 MB
Foundations of Business Thought is an eclectic guide through the historic and socio-philosophic maze of our distant and recent business past. It is a seeker’s blueprint to the intellectual architecture of the business world, which, like many standard introduction texts to business, exists to introduce readers as efficiently as possible into the mechanical processes of commerce.
Elsevier's Integrated Review Pharmacology: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access, 2e by Mark Kester, Kelly Dowhower Karpa , Kent E. Vrana
2011 | ISBN: 0323074456 | English | 264 pages | PDF | 7 MB
Effectively merge basic science and clinical skills with Elsevier's Integrated Review Pharmacology, by Mark Kester, PhD, Kelly Dowhower Karpa, PhD, RPh, and Kent E. Vrana, PhD. This concise, high-yield title in the popular Integrated Series focuses on the core knowledge in pharmacology while linking that information to related concepts from other basic science disciplines. Case-based questions at the end of each chapter enable you to gauge your mastery of the material, and a color-coded format allows you to quickly find the specific guidance you need. Online access via www.studentconsult.com - included with your purchase - allows you to conveniently access the book's complete text and illustrations online as well as relevant content from other Student Consult titles. This concise and user-friendly reference provides crucial guidance for the early years of medical training and USMLE preparation.
Entrepreneur Revolution: How to develop your entrepreneurial mindset and start a business that works
Entrepreneur Revolution: How to develop your entrepreneurial mindset and start a business that works by Daniel Priestley
2013 | ISBN: 085708416X | English | 232 pages | EPUB | 2 MB
NOW IS THE AGE OF THE ENTREPRENEUR – DON’T GET LEFT BEHIND
The world is embarking on a new age. The age of the entrepreneur, the agile small business owner, the flexible innovator. The days of the industrial age are over. It’s time to break free from the industrial revolution mind-set, quit working so hard, follow your dream and make a fortune along the way. The slow dinosaurs of the industrial age are being outpaced by fast-moving start-ups, ambitious small businesses and technological innovators. Entrepreneur Revolution is a master class in gaining an entrepreneurial mind-set, showing you how to change the way you think, the way you network, and the way you make a living. Successful entrepreneur Daniel Priestley will show you how to embrace the Entrepreneur Revolution and thrive in the new age.
An Excursion in Diagrammatic Algebra: Turning a Sphere from Red to Blue (Series on Knots and Everything)
An Excursion in Diagrammatic Algebra: Turning a Sphere from Red to Blue (Series on Knots and Everything) by J Scott Carter
English | 2011 | ISBN: 9814374490 | ISBN-13: 9789814374491 | 296 pages | PDF | 34,8 MB
The aim of this book is to give as detailed a description as is possible of one of the most beautiful and complicated examples in low-dimensional topology. This example is a gateway to a new idea of higher dimensional algebra in which diagrams replace algebraic expressions and relationships between diagrams represent algebraic relations.
The reader may examine the changes in the illustrations in a leisurely fashion; or with scrutiny, the reader will become familiar and develop a facility for these diagrammatic computations. The text describes the essential topological ideas through metaphors that are experienced in everyday life: shadows, the human form, the intersections between walls, and the creases in a shirt or a pair of trousers. Mathematically informed reader will benefit from the informal introduction of ideas. This volume will also appeal to scientifically literate individuals who appreciate mathematical beauty.
Readership: Researchers in mathematics.
Medical Statistics at a Glance by Aviva Petrie, Caroline Sabin
2009 | ISBN: 140518051X | English | 180 pages | PDF | 11 MB
Medical Statistics at a Glance is a concise and accessible introduction and revision aid for this complex subject. The self-contained chapters explain the underlying concepts of medical statistics and provide a guide to the most commonly used statistical procedures.
Medical Statistics at a Glance Workbook by Aviva Petrie , Caroline Sabin
2013 | ISBN: 0470658487 | English | 120 pages | PDF | 6 MB
This comprehensive workbook contains a variety of self-assessment methods that allow readers to test their statistical knowledge, put it into practice, and apply it in a medical context, while also providing guidance when critically appraising published literature. It is designed to support the best-selling third edition of Medical Statistics at a Glance, to which it is fully cross-referenced, but may be used independently of it.
Chemistry of Sustainable Energy by Nancy E. Carpenter
2014 | ISBN: 1466575328 | English | 446 pages | PDF | 17 MB
Understanding the chemistry underlying sustainable energy is central to any long-term solution to meeting our future energy needs. Chemistry of Sustainable Energy presents chemistry through the lens of several sustainable energy options, demonstrating the breadth and depth of research being carried out to address issues of sustainability and the global energy demand. The author, an organic chemist, reinforces fundamental principles of chemistry as they relate to renewable or sustainable energy generation throughout the book.
Rang & Dale's Pharmacology: with STUDENT CONSULT Online Access, 7e by Humphrey P. Rang, Maureen M. Dale, James M. Ritter, Rod J. Flower, Graeme Henderson
2011 | ISBN: 0702034711 | English | 792 pages | PDF | 36 MB
Rang & Dale's Pharmacology provides you with all the knowledge you need to get through your pharmacology course and beyond. Drs. Humphrey P. Rang, Maureen M. Dale, James M. Ritter, Rod Flower, and Graeme Henderson present a clear and accessible approach to the analysis of therapeutic agents at the cellular and molecular level through detailed diagrams, full-color illustrations, and pedagogical features. Plus, USMLE-style review questions and additional learning tools online at studentconsult.com make this the perfect resource to turn to for a full understanding of key concepts in pharmacology.
Uropathology: A Volume in the High Yield Pathology Series (Expert Consult - Online and Print), 1e by Ming Zhou , George Netto, Jonathan I Epstein
2012 | ISBN: 1437725236 | English | 560 pages | PDF | 98 MB
Uropathology, a volume in the High Yield Pathology Series, makes it easy to recognize the classic manifestations of urologic diseases and quickly confirm your diagnoses. A templated format, excellent color photographs, authoritative content, and online access make Uropathology an ideal reference for busy pathologists.
Find information quickly and easily with a templated, easy-to-reference format and concise, bulleted text.
Confirm your diagnoses with high-quality color photographs that demonstrate the classic appearance of each disease.
Depend on authoritative information from leading experts in the field.
Access the full text online, perform quick searches, and download images at www.expertconsult.com.
Your first line resource for genitourinary pathology
Kristen A. Atkins MD and Christina Kong MD, "Practical Breast Pathology: A Diagnostic Approach"
English | ISBN: 1437707637 | 2012 | 352 pages | PDF | 240 MB
Apply a systematic pattern recognition method to achieve more accurate diagnoses with Practical Breast Pathology: A Diagnostic Approach. Using a practical, pattern-based organization, this volume in the Pattern Recognition series guides you efficiently and confidently through the evaluation of even the most challenging neoplastic and non-neoplastic specimens in breast pathology, and also highlights patterns crucial to radiologic diagnosis.
Melinda Sanders and Jean Simpson, "Breast Pathology"
English | ISBN: 1936287684 | 2014 | 304 pages | PDF | 226 MB
Based on actual cases drawn from the extensive breast pathology consultation practice at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Breast Pathology covers the full classification of breast tumors and focuses on especially challenging differential diagnoses or unusual and problematic morphologic presentations. Using a pattern-based approach, each case is presented as a difficult diagnostic choice with two or even three possible diagnoses for the pathologist. For each case there is a description illustrating an expert's diagnosis and analysis, along with commentary providing additional context on the evaluation of such specimens. The book places special emphasis on avoiding diagnostic pitfalls. Each case discussion is supported with several high quality color photomicrographs that facilitate an extensive visual history and learning experience. Brief references to the literature are also included.
The book presents a foreword by David L. Page, MD, Professor of Pathology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
David Gould, "Complete Maya Programming Volume II: An In-Depth Guide to 3D Fundamentals, Geometry, and Modeling"
English | ISBN: 0120884828 | 2005 | 736 pages | PDF | 18 MB
David Gould's acclaimed first book, "Complete Maya Programming: An Extensive Guide to MEL and the C++ API", provides artists and programmers with a deep understanding of the way Maya works and how it can be enhanced and customized through programming. In his new book, David offers a gentle, intuitive introduction to the core ideas of computer graphics. Each concept is explained progressively and is fully implemented in both MEL and C++ so that an artist or programmer can use the source code directly in their own programs. Geometry and modeling are covered in detail with progressively more complex examples demonstrating all of Maya's possible programming features. David Gould's first volume is widely regarded as the most authoritative reference on Maya programming. Volume II continues this tradition and provides an unmatched guide for the artist and programmer tackling complex tasks. It covers a spectrum of topics in computer graphics including points and vectors, rotations, transformations, curves and surfaces (polygonal, NURBS, subdivision), and modeling. It offers insights to Maya's inner workings so that an artist or programmer can design and develop customized tools and solutions. It discusses problem solving with MEL (Maya's scripting language) and the more powerful and versatile C++ API, with plenty of code examples for each.
David Boal, "Mechanics of the Cell, 2nd Edition"
English | ISBN: 0521130697 | 2012 | PDF | 622 pages | 18 MB
Exploring the mechanical features of biological cells, including their architecture and stability, this textbook is a pedagogical introduction to the interdisciplinary fields of cell mechanics and soft matter physics from both experimental and theoretical perspectives. This second edition has been greatly updated and expanded, with new chapters on complex filaments, the cell division cycle, the mechanisms of control and organization in the cell, and fluctuation phenomena. The textbook is now in full color which enhances the diagrams and allows the inclusion of new microscopy images. With around 280 end-of-chapter exercises exploring further applications, this textbook is ideal for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in physics and biomedical engineering. A website hosted by the author contains extra support material, diagrams and lecture notes, and is available at www.cambridge.org/Boal.
Mark Zegarelli, "Calculus II For Dummies, 2 edition"
English | 2012 | 384 Pages | ISBN: 111816170X | PDF | 4 MB
An easy-to-understand primer on advanced calculus topics
Calculus II is a prerequisite for many popular college majors, including pre-med, engineering, and physics. Calculus II For Dummies offers expert instruction, advice, and tips to help second semester calculus students get a handle on the subject and ace their exams.
It covers intermediate calculus topics in plain English, featuring in-depth coverage of integration, including substitution, integration techniques and when to use them, approximate integration, and improper integrals. This hands-on guide also covers sequences and series, with introductions to multivariable calculus, differential equations, and numerical analysis. Best of all, it includes practical exercises designed to simplify and enhance understanding of this complex subject.