FreeBookSpot Latest Books http://www.freebookspot.es Latest books added today en-us FreeBookSpot http://www.freebookspot.es/logorss.jpg http://www.freebookspot.es 160 43 Publicidad, Promocion y Comunicacion Integral en Marketing (College) (Spanish Edition) [Spanish] (by Kenneth Clow) http://www.freebookspot.es/Comments.aspx?Element_ID=1013789 A fundamental book to understand the importance of combining all marketing communication (CIM) and how it is produced and transmitted. It addresses the avant guard tendencies of advertising, and how it applies to modern marketing and advertising. Read more...
]]>
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:30:25 GMT
Biocontrol-Based Integrated Management of Oilseed Rape Pests (by Ingrid H. Williams) http://www.freebookspot.es/Comments.aspx?Element_ID=1013788 Oilseed rape is a major arable crop in both Europe and North America. It is attacked by unique complexes of insect pests still largely controlled through the application of chemical insecticides. Crop management systems for the future must combine sustainability with environmental acceptability to satisfy both social and economic demands. This book, in its 17 chapters each led by a world expert, reviews research progress towards developing integrated pest management systems for the crop that enhance conservation biocontrol. This approach is particularly timely because of the development in Europe of insecticide resistance in the pollen beetle, a major pest of the crop. The past decade has seen considerable progress in our knowledge of the parasitoids and predators that contribute to biocontrol, of their distribution patterns, and their behavioural ecology, both within and without the crop. There is potential for natural enemy conservation through modification of within-field crop husbandry practices, as well as, on the landscape scale, through habitat manipulation to encourage vegetational diversity. This book will prove invaluable as a text for researchers, university teachers, graduate scientists, extension workers and growers involved in integrated pest management. Read more...
]]>
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:29:15 GMT
Assessing the National Health Information System: Assessment Tool Version 4.0 (Health Metrics Network) (by World Health Organization) http://www.freebookspot.es/Comments.aspx?Element_ID=1013787 This Health Metrics Network assessment tool is intended to achieve more than a assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the elements and operations of a national HIS. The mere process of conducting the assessment reaches and engages all stakeholders in the system. In order to assist countries in this key activity Health Metrics Network has developed this assessment tool which describes in detail how to undertake a first baseline assessment. Read more...
]]>
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:28:03 GMT
Burnside's Bridge: Antietam (Battleground America) (by Antietam: Burnside's Bridge (Battleground America)) http://www.freebookspot.es/Comments.aspx?Element_ID=1013786 Antietam: Burnside's Bridge (Battleground America) Read more...
]]>
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:26:53 GMT
Oracle ADF Faces Cookbook (by Amr Gawish) http://www.freebookspot.es/Comments.aspx?Element_ID=1013785 If you are an ADF developer who wants to harness the power of Oracle ADF Faces to create exceptional user interfaces and reactive applications, this book will provide you with the recipes needed to do just that. You will not need to be familiar with Oracle ADF Faces, but you should be comfortable with Java application development, Java EE frameworks, and JSF. This book is also for ADF developers who know how to use Oracle ADF Faces but who want to know what's new in Oracle ADF Faces 12c. Read more...
]]>
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:25:42 GMT
Banking on Stability: Japan and the Cross-Pacific Dynamics of International Financial Crisis Management (by Saori N. Katada) http://www.freebookspot.es/Comments.aspx?Element_ID=1013784 Saori N. Katada examines international financial stability in the aftermath of financial crisesand how such stability is maintained through collective action among major financial powers across the Pacific, the United States, and Japan. She explores the important role that financial support by the Japanese government played in solving the Latin American debt crisis in the 1980s, as well as its lack of support for the Mexican rescue in 199495 and its inconsistency during the recent Asian financial crisis. Banking on Stability looks at Japan's willingness to cooperate financially with the United Statesits most important trade partnerin cases where such compliance yields an improvement in relations. Katada argues that the Japanese government carefully weighs the benefits arising in international and domestic realms when taking on the role of collective crisis manager and concludes that Japan is no exception in having private gain as a central motivation during international financial crises. Saori Katada is Assistant Professor, School of International Relations, University of Southern California. Read more...
]]>
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:24:31 GMT
Best Practice in Inventory Management (by Tony Wild) http://www.freebookspot.es/Comments.aspx?Element_ID=1013783 Good management of inventory enables companies to improve their customer service, cash flow and profitability. 'Best Practice in Inventory Management' outlines the basic techniques, how and where to apply them, and provides advice to ensure they work to produce the desired effect in practice. The book shows how inventory management techniques can be used in a wide variety of situations, particularly in stores where the inventory can be anything from fast moving products to slow moving spares. The discussion extends across distribution warehousing and manufacturers' operations. The text is based on best theory and practice, which has been gradually developed by the inventory management profession over the years. It covers the inventory control aspects included in the courses for the DPIM, COM, DLM, CPIM and other professional and academic qualifications. Readers develop their understanding of stock control by seeing the techniques explained logically and learn how inventory structuring, individual item control, forecasting and co-ordination provide the base for logistics management. This new edition has been up-dated throughout and the final chapter, The Future - Inventory and Logistics, has been re-written to reflect the developing applications of technology and changes in focus. Read more...
]]>
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:23:20 GMT
Practice of Advertising (by Adrian Mackay) http://www.freebookspot.es/Comments.aspx?Element_ID=1013782 The Practice of Advertising addresses key issues in the industry, presenting a comprehensive overview of its components. Clarity in both style and content has been ensured so that the information is easily accessible and terminology is suitable for the reader. Based on the successful and highly regarded text previously edited by Norman Hart, this fifth edition contains up-to-date examples to illustrate key points and support underlying principles. Topics addressed range from introducing the roles of advertiser and the advertising agency, through to more specialised areas of advertising such as recruitment and directory advertising. The specialist knowledge gained from the contributors provides a valuable insight for practitioners and students wishing to gain a solid grounding in the subject. By looking at the current situation as well as considering developments likely to occur in the future, the text demonstrates how best to implement existing methods as well as considering how improvements can be made. Read more...
]]>
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:22:10 GMT
Agile Information Systems (by Kevin Desouza) http://www.freebookspot.es/Comments.aspx?Element_ID=1013781 This book presents cutting-edge research and thinking on agile information systems. The concept of agile information systems has gained strength over the last 3 years, coming into the MIS world from manufacturing, where agile manufacturing systems has been an important concept for several years now. The idea of agility is powerful: with competition so fierce today and the speed of business so fast, a companys ability to move with their customers and support constant changing business needs is more important than ever. Agile information systems: have the ability to add, remove, modify, or extend functionalities with minimal penalties in terms of time, cost, and effort have the ability to process information in a flexible manner have the ability to accommodate and adjust to the changing needs of the end-users. This is the first book to bring together academic experts, researchers, and practitioners to discuss how companies can create and deploy agile information systems. Contributors are well-regarded academics known to be on the cutting-edge of their fields. The Editor, Kevin Desouza, has organized the chapters under three categories: discussion of the concept of agile information systems (i.e. defining agile information management, its attributes, antecedents, consequences, etc.) discussion of information systems within the context of agility (i.e., descriptions of agile information systems and their attributes, how to build agile information systems, etc.) disc Read more...
]]>
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:20:59 GMT
Alliance Management and Maintenance: Restructuring NATO for the 21st Century (by John R. Deni) http://www.freebookspot.es/Comments.aspx?Element_ID=1013780 The maintenance and management of the NATO alliance is a delicate balancing act between responding to security threats and navigating the bargaining positions of the member states. This book highlights how the alliance managed to maintain that balance in an area critical to its operations today around the world - changing its Cold War-era doctrine and structures. Based on his findings, John Deni debates whether the NATO alliance ought to be considered by policy makers to be a political organization first and a military one second. Providing new empirical data valuable to our understanding of NATO's post-Cold War evolution, the book offers a unique perspective on alliance management and maintenance. It sheds light on the continuing debate surrounding NATO's role in security, how the alliance will fight and whether NATO is properly structured to continue providing security for its member states. Read more...
]]>
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:19:48 GMT
Ankylosing Spondylitis: Diagnosis and Management (by Barend J. van Royen) http://www.freebookspot.es/Comments.aspx?Element_ID=1013779 The first and only interdisciplinary guide dedicated to the subject, this reference leads readers through the pathogenic, genetic, clinical, and biomechanical aspects of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and addresses issues related to outcomes assessment, medical treatment, surgical complications, disease management, and genetics. Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory disease that primarily affects the spine and sacroiliac joints, causing pain, stiffness, and a progressive thoracolumbar kyphotic deformity. In about one-third of the patients, peripheral joints are also affected. The aim of treatment is reduction of pain and stiffness, and to prevent a thoracolumbar kyphotic deformity or at least to minimize progression. Current conservative therapy consists of exercise programs and medical treatment, including nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs. Recently, biologicals (anti-tumor necrosis factor-a drugs) proved to be very effective in the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis. Most patients can be treated successfully with these conservative treatment modalities. A small group of patients, however, do develop a severe thoracolumbar or cervical kyphotic deformity. In these patients, corrective osteotomy of the spine may be considered. These osteotomies proved to be advantageous for numerous patients. However, occasional poor results and complications have diminished their acceptance by rheumatologists and orthopedic surgeons. Thi Read more...
]]>
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:18:37 GMT
Agitation in Patients with Dementia: A Practical Guide to Diagnosis and Management (Clinical Practice) (by Donald P. Hay) http://www.freebookspot.es/Comments.aspx?Element_ID=1013778 Among the most frustrating challenges for any health care professional are treating and alleviating the distress of an agitated patient with dementia especially compelling in the midst of today's unprecedented population explosion among adults over age 65. For the first time ever, people age 85 and older represent the fastest-growing segment of our population. As we find ways to meet this challenge, we are also transforming how we think about aging. Instead of the pejorative term "senility," which implies that simply to be old is to be infirm, we refer to the ABCs of geriatric psychiatry: disturbances in (A)ffect, (B)ehavior, and (C)ognition, which are not normal at any age. This remarkable monograph offers practical direction on assessing and managing agitation in patients with dementia. Furthermore, this encouraging work shows that successful outcomes with response rates as high as 70% can be achieved with a systemic approach, involving both patient and caregiver, that includes cognitive, behavioral, psychodynamic, and reminiscence therapies. This concise book identifies and diagnoses the multiple types of agitation in dementia patients. It also explains how to look for and treat the underlying medical etiologies, and recommends treatment and management techniques, including: - Definitional and theoretical conceptualizations of agitation in the elderly the epidemiology (i.e., the possible relationships involving agitation and dementia, and the dynamic between symptoms Read more...
]]>
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:17:27 GMT
Amazonian Dark Earths: Origin Properties Management (by Johannes Lehmann) http://www.freebookspot.es/Comments.aspx?Element_ID=1013777 Dark Earths are a testament to vanished civilizations of the Amazon Basin, but may also answer how large societies could sustain intensive agriculture in an environment of infertile soils. This book examines their origin, properties, and management. Questions remain: were they intentionally produced or a by-product of habitation. Additional new and multidisciplinary perspectives by leading experts may pave the way for the next revolution in soil management in the humid tropics. Read more...
]]>
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:16:16 GMT
Advances in Electronic Marketing (by Irvine Clarke) http://www.freebookspot.es/Comments.aspx?Element_ID=1013776 There are many challenges facing organizations today as they incorporate electronic marketing methods into their strategy. Advances in Electronic Marketing examines these challenges within three major themes: the global environment, the strategic/technological realm, and the buyer behavior of online consumers.Each chapter raises important issues, practical applications, and relevant solutions for the electronic marketer. Advances in Electronic Marketing not only addresses Internet marketing and the World Wide Web, but also other electronic marketing tools, such as geographic information systems, database marketing, and mobile advertising. This book provides researchers and practitioners with an updated source of knowledge on electronic marketing methods. Read more...
]]>
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:13:54 GMT
Asymptomatic Carotid Artery Stenosis: A Primer on Risk Stratification and Management (by Issam D. Moussa) http://www.freebookspot.es/Comments.aspx?Element_ID=1013775 This well-illustrated text reviews the current state of knowledge with regard to the various anatomic and physiologic methods available to identify asymptomatic patients who are at high risk to develop a future stroke. Asymptomatic Carotid Artery Stenosis is particularly targeted towards physicians involved in clinical decision making regarding revascularization of patients with asymptomatic carotid stenosis. Furthermore, the editors and contributors' hopes and objectives are to stimulate the medical community into subjecting these methodologies to rigorous prospective clinical trials to redefine standards of care for these patients. Read more...
]]>
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:12:44 GMT
Krisenpraventives Kommunikationsmanagement am Flughafen: Ein Modell der Public Relations fur den erfolgreichen Umgang mit Krisen (German Edition) [German] (by Gabriela Maria Biesiadecka) http://www.freebookspot.es/Comments.aspx?Element_ID=1013774 Es braucht wenig, um einen Flughafen in eine Krise zu strzen: Ein Flugzeug rollt ber die Landebahn hinaus, der Flugbetrieb muss fr den Rest des Tages eingestellt werden die Reisenden reagieren irritiert, verunsichert, verrgert. Dieses Szenario kann sich jederzeit an jedem Airport abspielen. Von einer Sekunde auf die andere wird das Unternehmen Flughafen zum Ziel von Sorgen und ngsten und steht im Mittelpunkt der Medienberichterstattung. Lngst ist ein Flughafen mehr als nur ein Ort, an dem Flugverkehr abgewickelt wird. Er ist ein umfassendes Dienstleistungsunternehmen, ein System von Hunderten von Einzelunternehmen aus den verschiedensten Wirtschaftszweigen. Der Flughafen kann Zehntausenden Arbeit bieten, eine ganze Region wirtschaftlich prgen und - durch zum Imagetrger mit groer Ausstrahlung werden. Er kann aber auch zum Symbol politisch-gesellschaftlicher Streitigkeiten werden etwa durch andauernde Konflikte mit Anrainern, die sich in ihren Grundrechten verletzt fhlen. An ein solches Unternehmen stellt Public Relations, das Gestalten und Steuern von Kommunikationsprozessen, besonders hohe und komplexe Anforderungen. Gabriela Maria Biesiadecka zeigt in diesem Buch, was dies bedeutet. Sie hat untersucht, wie Flughfen an ganz unterschiedlichen Standorten kommunizieren und liefert Beispiele fr effiziente krisenprventive Vorgehensweisen an einzelnen Airports. Gleichzeitig erarbeitet sie eine Grundlage, auf der Flughfen sicher aber auch andere sensible Unternehmen ihr Kommunik Read more...
]]>
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:11:33 GMT
Agent-Mediated Electronic Commerce V (by Peyman Faratin) http://www.freebookspot.es/Comments.aspx?Element_ID=1013773 The design of intelligent trading agents, mechanisms, and systems has received growingattentionin the agentsandmultiagentsystemscommunities in ane?ort to address the increasing costs of search, transaction, and coordination which follows from the increasing number of Internet-enabled distributed electronic markets. Furthermore, new technologies and supporting business models are - sulting in a growing volume of open and horizontally integrated markets for trading of an increasingly diverse set of goods and services. However, growth of technologies for such markets requires innovative solutions to a diverseset of - isting and novel technical problems which we are only beginning to understand. Speci?cally, distributed markets present not only traditional economic problems but also introduce novel and challenging computational issues that are not r- resentedin the classiceconomicsolution concepts.Novelto agent-mediatedel- tronic commerce are considerations involving the computation substrates of the agents and the electronic institutions that supports, and trading, and also the human-agent interface (involving issues of preference elicitation, representation, reasoningandtrust).Insum,agent-mediatedelectronictraderequiresprincipled design(fromeconomicsandgametheory)andincorporatesnovelcombinationsof theories from di?erent disciplines such as computer science, operations research, arti?cial intelligence and distributed systems. The collection of above-mentioned issues and challeng Read more...
]]>
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:10:22 GMT
Making Sex Work: A Failed Experiment with Legalised Prostitution (by Mary Lucille Sullivan) http://www.freebookspot.es/Comments.aspx?Element_ID=1013772 Backing up theory and critical literature with hard evidence, this book refutes the idea that legalization of prostitution can be anything but a harmful contributor to the commodification of women. It explores the fallacy of the "cottage industry," the role of financial institutions in supporting prostitution, the myth of exit programs, the conflation of legal and illegal sex industries, the problem of applying occupational health and safety standards to prostitution, and the specter of sex trafficking. Read more...
]]>
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:09:11 GMT
Migratory Settings. (Thamyris/Intersecting: Place, Sex and Race) (by Alex Rotas) http://www.freebookspot.es/Comments.aspx?Element_ID=1013771 'Migratory Settings' proposes a shift in perspective from migration as movement from place to place to migration as installing movement within place. Migration not only takes place between places, but also has its effects on place, in place. In brief, we suggest a view on migration in which place is neither reified nor transcended, but 'thickened' as it becomes the setting of the variegated memories, imaginations, dreams, fantasies, nightmares, anticipations, and idealizations of both migrants and native inhabitants that experiences of migration bring into contact with each other. Migration makes place overdetermined, turning it into the mise-en-scne of different histories. Hence, movement does not lead to placelessness, but to the intensification and overdetermination of place, its 'heterotopicality.' At the same time, place does not unequivocally authenticate or validate knowledge, but, shot-through with the transnational and the transcultural, exceeds it ceaselessly. Our contributions take us to the migratory settings of a fictional exhibition a staged political wedding a walking tour in a museum African appropriations of Shakespeare and Sophocles Gollwitz, Germany Calais, France the body after a heart transplant refugees' family portraiture a garden in Vermont the womb. With contributions by Mieke Bal, Maaike Bleeker, Paulina Aroch, Astrid van Weyenberg, Sarah de Mul, Annette Seidel Arpaci, Sudeep Dasgupta, Wim Staat, Maria Boletsi, Griselda Pollock, Alex Rotas, Read more...
]]>
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:08:01 GMT
The Western Front - North: Battlefield Guide: Mons, le Cateau, Notre Dame de Lorette, First Ypres, Neuve Chapelle, Aubers Ridge, Festubert, Second ... (Major and Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guides) (by Tonie Holt) http://www.freebookspot.es/Comments.aspx?Element_ID=1013770 Mons, le Cateau, Notre Dame de Lorette, First Ypres, Neuve Chapelle, Aubers Ridge, Festubert, Second Ypres, Loos, Fromelles, Vimy Ridge, Third Ypres, Cambrai, Fourth Ypres. Interest in the battlefields of The Great War has increased exponentially in the last 10 years and credit for this must rest in large measure on the shoulders of Major and Mrs Holt. Not only did they pioneer the concept of 'Battlefield Tour' holidays but their books, of which this is the latest, have long been regarded as the Bible for tourists making the pilgrimage to the scenes of battles whether in Flanders, Normandy, Gallipoli or Arnhem. The Holts, appreciating that today the areas visited has broadened considerably have researched a much wider book than their earlier Somme and Ypres Guides. This is the first part of the results of their labours and the second covering the Southern battlefields will follow later in the 2004 . Read more...
]]>
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:05:39 GMT
Business <![CDATA[&]]> Corporate Aviation Management : On Demand Air Travel (by John Sheehan) http://www.freebookspot.es/Comments.aspx?Element_ID=1013769 Here is a comprehensive and practical guide to choosing a business aviation model, setting it up, and making it work. The author, who has more than four decades in the aviation industry, skillfully blends business and aviation issues to provide solid decision-making strategies and smart operating practices for the establishment and management of business aircraft. * Explains methods of evaluating air transportation needs and choosing appropriate means to meeting them * Provides detailed how-to information for aviation personnel on running a flight department * Ties all facets of business aviation operation together: business, operations, administration, and financial * Covers regulatory requirements, policies, scheduling, planning, security, safety, training, and more * Includes extensive compilation of forms and checklists Read more...
]]>
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:04:29 GMT
Biotechniques for Air Pollution Control: Proceedings of the 3rd International Congress on Biotechniques for Air Pollution Control. Delft, The Netherlands, September 28-30, 2009 (by Jan Bartacek) http://www.freebookspot.es/Comments.aspx?Element_ID=1013768 Energy and feedstock materials for the chemical industry show an increasing demand. With constraints related to availability and use of oil, the energy and chemical industry is subject to considerable changes. The need for the use of cheaper and widely available feedstocks, and the development of sustainable and environmentally friendly chemical processes is growing rapidly under both economical and public pressure. Therefore, waste gas treatment has gradually been integrated into the process design. Instead of discharging their waste gases into the atmosphere, industries increasingly attempt to become self-sufficient and recover compounds from their own wastestreams or use (upgraded) wastestreams of neighbouring industries as raw material. The proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Biotechniques for Air Pollution Control, held on 28-30 September 2009 in Delft, the Netherlands, give an overview of innovative biotechnology based processes for treatment of waste gasses. Various innovative research aspects of environmental chemistry, environmental engineering, and bioprocess technology are discussed. Read more...
]]>
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:03:18 GMT
Asian Firms: History, Institutions, and Management (by Frank B. Tipton) http://www.freebookspot.es/Comments.aspx?Element_ID=1013767 Frank Tipton's book is a comparative study of the management structures of Asian firms. As Asian economies continue to expand, the management of Asian firms becomes ever more important, whether they are suppliers, customers, partners, or rivals. As the author argues, Asian firms are very different from their Western counterparts, and these differences reflect the variations in national history and institutions within which they operate. Asian Firms compares Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Southeast Asian management structures and sets them in their historical and institutional context. Based on a wide range of interviews and material drawn from a variety of disciplines, the argument is framed by the sayings of the legendary strategist Sun Tzu and the renowned businessman Tao Zhu-gong. A series of case studies illustrate the strengths and weaknesses of the approaches of managers in each of the national traditions. Asian Firms asks in each case what Western managers can learn from Asian firms, and what Asian firms can learn from each other. With a multidisciplinary approach and emphasis on practical lessons and tools, the book will be of great use and interest for managers. It will also appeal to students and researchers of international business, postgraduate management students in courses with a comparative or Asian emphasis as well as academics and researchers of Asian studies. Read more...
]]>
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:02:07 GMT
Public Relations for Asia (by T. Morris) http://www.freebookspot.es/Comments.aspx?Element_ID=1013766 This book is an essential read for anyone interested in Public Relations in Asia. Combining the latest in Public Relations theory with practical guidance on how to plan and structure a PR campaign and top tips on how to create successful PR campaigns, this book is also full of fascinating case histories from Asia and the rest of the world. Read more...
]]>
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:00:56 GMT
Asset <![CDATA[&]]> Liability Management: A Guide to Value Creation and Risk Control (by Jean Dermine) http://www.freebookspot.es/Comments.aspx?Element_ID=1013765 As institutional shareholders increase pressure on value creation and as central banks around the world are forcing banks to improve their ALM capabilities, the time has come for every banker to master the tools of Asset and Liability Management, and the control of value creation and risk. Written for a general business audience by Jean Dermine, an INSEAD expert, Asset and Liability Management is a complete toolbox for those wishing to get to grips with the subject. Unique in its concise, clear and accessible presentation of the concepts, the book steers clear of complex mathematics and presents the tools in an intuitive and simple way by using modern, visual, educational techniques.The book sheds light on questions such as: * how do the various pieces of the bank puzzle fit with one another? * how does each piece of the bank contribute to value creation? * how does one ensure that risks are being controlled? * how do you evaluate performances on a risk-adjusted basis? * how do you price loans to secure the creation of value? It also includes discussions on profit-centre management, pricing credit risk and loan provisioning, and the management of interest rate and liquidity risks.Threading through the book are a set of exercises with solutions to measure understanding of the concepts as they build on each other. Packaged with the book is a step-by-step tutorial CD-ROM that focuses on visuals, and exercises with built-in solutions. This can be used as a stand-alone self-learni Read more...
]]>
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 20:59:46 GMT
Big-Leaf Mahogany: Genetics, Ecology, and Management (Ecological Studies, No. 159) (by Ariel E. Lugo) http://www.freebookspot.es/Comments.aspx?Element_ID=1013764 Big-Leaf Mahogany is the most important commercial timber species of the tropics. Current debate concerning whether to protect it as an endangered species has been hampered by the lack of complete, definitive scientific documentation. This book reports on vital research on the ecology of big-leaf mahogany, including genetic variations, regeneration, natural distribution patterns and the silvicutural and trade implications for the tree. Read more...
]]>
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 20:58:35 GMT
Barron's TOEFL iBT, 14th Edition (by Pamela Sharpe Ph.D.) http://www.freebookspot.es/Comments.aspx?Element_ID=1013763 The most up-to-date test prep manual on the market, Barron's TOEFL iBT is available as a book only, but can also be purchased with several additional test preparation tools. The manual presents: A general overview of the TOEFL iBT Seven model TOEFL iBT tests with explanations or examples for all questions A review of required academic skills, including note taking, paraphrasing, summarizing, and synthesizing A review of language skills, including listening, speaking, reading, and writing in English Read more...
]]>
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 20:57:24 GMT
Angels with Dirty Faces: How Argentinian Soccer Defined a Nation and Changed the Game Forever (by Jonathan Wilson) http://www.freebookspot.es/Comments.aspx?Element_ID=1013762 The Masterful, Definitive History of Argentinian Soccer Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona, Alfredo Di Stfano: in every generation Argentina has uncovered a uniquely brilliant soccer talent. Perhaps its because the country lives and breathes the game, its theories, and its myths. Argentinas rich, volatile historyby turns sublime and ruthlessly pragmaticis mirrored in the style and swagger of its national and club sides. In Angels with Dirty Faces, Jonathan Wilson chronicles the operatic drama of Argentinian soccer: the appropriation of the British game, the golden age of la nuestra, the exuberant style of playing that developed as Juan Pern led the country, a hardening into the brutal methods of anti-ftbol, the fusion of beauty and efficacy under Csar Luis Menotti, and the emergence of all-time greats. Read more...
]]>
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 20:56:13 GMT
Acoustic Guitar Bible (Guitar Recorded Versions) (by Hal Leonard Corp.) http://www.freebookspot.es/Comments.aspx?Element_ID=1013761 A wonderful collection of 35 acoustic classics in notes and tab, including: Angie * Best of My Love * Building a Mystery * Change the World * Crazy on You * Dust in the Wind * Here Comes the Sun * Hold My Hand * Iris * Landslide * Learning to Fly * Leaving on a Jet Plane * Loser * Maggie May * The Man Who Sold the World * Midnight Rider * Silent Lucidity * Southern Cross * Tears in Heaven * Time in a Bottle * Wild World * You Were Meant for Me * You've Got a Friend * and more. A great value! Read more...
]]>
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 20:55:03 GMT
Marketing des produits agroalimentaires - 3e ed. [French] (by Marketing de l'agroalimentaire) http://www.freebookspot.es/Comments.aspx?Element_ID=1013760 L'industrie agroalimentaire est l'un des premiers secteurs d'activit en France. Cet ouvrage met l'accent sur les spcificits du marketing du secteur agro-alimentaire : comportement des consommateurs, risque alimentaire et gestion de la qualit, marque propre et MDD, actions de promotion et de communication, commercialisation et internationalisationLargement illustr et nourri de cas d'entreprises, ce livre privilgie l'orientation pratique, stimule la rflexion stratgique et aide les prises de dcisions oprationnelles.Cette 3e dition, entirement revue et mise jour, propose de nouveaux exemples, expose l'impact des nouvelles technologies et du digital et renforce la place accorde au prix. Read more...
]]>
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 20:53:52 GMT
220 recettes pour debutants [French] (by 220 recettes pour debutants) http://www.freebookspot.es/Comments.aspx?Element_ID=1013759 220 recettes aussi faciles raliser que dlicieuses dguster pour tous ceux qui en ont assez des plats cuisins industriels, des nouilles ou encore des pizzas surgeles. Grace cet ouvrage, vous apprendrez rapidement et sans peine prparer de savoureux petits plats. Plus de 40 techniques culinaires expliqueset photographies pas pas pour assimiler les bases et prendre le bon tour de main : faire une bchamel, prparer une mangue, confectionner une pate brise, etc. Classes par grandes thmatiques (sauces, lgumes, fruits, etc.) en lien avec les techniques, les recettes sont dtailles tape par tape. Trs pratique, une reliure spirale permet de garder le livre ouvert plat. Read more...
]]>
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 20:52:41 GMT
pomme de terre [French] (by Pomme de terre) http://www.freebookspot.es/Comments.aspx?Element_ID=1013758 Tous les thmes de la cuisine franaise et trangre remis au got du jour. Facilit et rapidit dexcution sont les matres mots de cette collection encyclopdique. 30 recettes originales, toutes illustres, pour une cuisine tendance. Read more...
]]>
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 20:51:30 GMT
Salades [French] (by Salades) http://www.freebookspot.es/Comments.aspx?Element_ID=1013757 Les 52 recettes prsentes dans cet ouvrage s'adaptent toutes les occasions, grce aux 3 variantes qui accompagnent chacune d'elles, soit plus de 200 ides, sur mesure ! Taboul au melon, salade de haricots cocos aux moules et au basilic, salade d'pinards aux champignons, salade de cresson aux poires et au fromage frais, salade d'agneau l'aubergine grille Read more...
]]>
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 20:50:20 GMT
Ma lecon d'automassage [French] (by Ma lecon d'automassage) http://www.freebookspot.es/Comments.aspx?Element_ID=1013756 Vous souhaitez lutter contre le stress et retrouver bien-tre et harmonie ? Rien de plus simple avec les 240 manoeuvres d'automassage proposes par Hlne Campan. Des pieds la tte, vous trouverez l'ensemble des gestes et des points nergtiques activer pour aller rapidement mieux. Grce cet ouvrage richement illustr et accessible tous : - Ralisez pas pas les bons gestes pour un bien-tre rapide. - Soulagez vos petits maux du quotidien (problmes de digestion, mal de dos, insomnie) - Retrouvez vitalit et nergie. - Prservez votre capital jeunesse. Read more...
]]>
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 20:49:09 GMT
Plan marketing et communication digital [French] (by Le plan marketing-communication digital) http://www.freebookspot.es/Comments.aspx?Element_ID=1013755 Vous souhaitez construire un plan marketing-communication digital performant ? - Comment le digital a-t-il rvolutionn lapproche de la stratgie marketing ? - Quels sont les lments cls pour optimiser et rentabiliser ses actions marketing online ? - Comment adapter son plan marketing aux nouveaux usages des consomacteurs ? - Quelles sont les connaissances requises des leviers marketing pour btir son plan marketing ? Autant de questions auxquelles cet ouvrage apporte des rponses. Le digital est un lment incontournable des actions de marketing et de communication. La multiplication des points de contact, les bouleversements dans les comportements des consommateurs complexifient le travail des marques. Illustr de nombreux exemples et cas dentreprises, cet ouvrage prsente les tapes ncessaires la prparation, au dploiement et au pilotage dun plan marketing-communication digital performant. Read more...
]]>
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 20:47:58 GMT
Bee Products: Properties, Applications, and Apitherapy (by Avshalom Mizrahi) http://www.freebookspot.es/Comments.aspx?Element_ID=1013754 The nature .and diversity of presentations at the conference on: "Bee Products: Prop erties, Applications and Apitherapy" held at Tel-Aviv on May 2630, 1996, emphasize the increasing interest of physicians, practitioners, scientists, herbalists, dieticians, cosmeti cians, microbiologists, and beekeepers in different facets of bee products. This volume consists of a selection of 31 contributions presented at the conference and which provide information on the present status of our knowledge in this area. In spite of their diversity, they reflect the mainstream of the conference, namely: "Imported" Prod ucts (honey, pollen and propolis), Exocrine Secretions of Workers (venom, royal jelly). Toxicity and Contaminants, Quality Control, Marketing, Apitherapy, Cosmetics, etc. Since antiquity, honey as well as other bee products were used as food, as a cure for ailments of humans and animals, and as cosmetics. We hope that this volume will contribute to interdisciplinary studies on chemical composition, pharmacological effects, nutrition, and other aspects of bee products. Critical and unbiased experimental research may unravel the yet unknown composition and mode of action of bee products and elucidate many unanswered questions. The noteworthy features of this conference were the participants from all parts of the world and of different cultural backgrounds, who shared their keen interest and curios ity regarding honey bees and their products. We thank all of them for their personal Read more...
]]>
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 20:46:47 GMT
The Future of the ASEAN Economic Integration (by Kiki Verico) http://www.freebookspot.es/Comments.aspx?Element_ID=1013753 Verico discusses the ASEAN economic integration from dual perspectives of time span (trade, investment and finance) and framework (bilateral, sub-regional, regional and regional plus). The work is a comprehensive study of the integration in the wake of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC)s inauguration in late 2015. Examining various economic agreement levels from the ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA), Bilateral Free Trade Agreement (BFTA) and the AEC to financial integration in ASEAN, Verico attempts to envisage the future of ASEAN in completing its regional economic integration from trade to investment and finance. Verico argues that, in the absence of a customs union, ASEAN must utilize the open-regionalism frameworks of the ASEAN Plus One, ASEAN Plus Three, Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership and others in order to shift its economic integration level in this way. Read more...
]]>
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 20:45:37 GMT
Revolution on the Hudson: New York City and the Hudson River Valley in the American War of Independence (by George C. Daughan) http://www.freebookspot.es/Comments.aspx?Element_ID=1013752 The untold story of the fight for the Hudson River Valley, control of which, both the Americans and the British firmly believed, would determine the outcome of the Revolutionary War. No part of the country was more contested during the American Revolution than New York City, the Hudson River, and the surrounding counties. Political and military leaders on both sides viewed the Hudson River Valley as the American jugular, which, if cut, would quickly bleed the rebellion to death. So in 1776, King George III sent the largest amphibious force ever assembled to seize Manhattan and use it as a base from which to push up the Hudson River Valley for a grand rendezvous at Albany with an impressive army driving down from Canada. George Washington and every other patriot leader shared the kings fixation with the Hudson. Generations of American and British historians have held the same view. In fact, one of the few things that scholars have agreed upon is that the British strategy, though disastrously executed, should have been swift and effective. Until now, no one has argued that this plan of action was lunacy from the beginning. Revolution on the Hudson makes the bold new argument that Britains attempt to cut off New England never would have worked, and that doggedly pursuing dominance of the Hudson ultimately cost the crown her colonies. It unpacks intricate military maneuvers on land and sea, introduces the personalities presiding over each sides strategy, and reinterprets Read more...
]]>
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 20:44:26 GMT
Cultural Policy, Innovation and the Creative Economy: Creative Collaborations in Arts and Humanities Research (by Morag Shiach, Tarek Virani) http://www.freebookspot.es/Comments.aspx?Element_ID=1013751 This book develops important new insights into the conditions that enable effective collaborations between arts and humanities researchers and SMEs in the creative economy. Drawing on the work of Creativeworks London, an AHRC-funded Knowledge Exchange Hub for the Creative Economy, this is an in-depth study of how co-created and collaborative research projects work on the ground and will be of immense value to all these audiences. Chapters by researchers and practitioners examine a range of collaborative research projects supported by Creativeworks Londons vouchers, which cover a large number of creative industry sectors and academic disciplines. The book identifies key learning from these projects that has wider relevance for academics, funders, policy makers, and SMEs in the creative economy. Morag Shiach is Professor of Cultural history at Queen Mary University of London, UK, where she is also Director of Creativeworks London and Vice-Principal for Humanities and Social Sciences. Her publications include Modernism, Labour and Selfhood in British Literature and Culture Feminism and Cultural Studies Hlne Cixous: A Politics of Writing and Discourse on Popular Culture. Dr. Virani obtained his PhD from Kings College London, UK. He is a full time researcher for Creativeworks London research project at Queen Mary University of London, UK. His research interests include the role of knowledge in the cultural economy, artistic knowledge within locally bounded artistic commun Read more...
]]>
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 20:43:15 GMT
China-EU Relations: Reassessing the China-EU Comprehensive Strategic Partnership (Research Series on the Chinese Dream and China's Development Path) (by Hong Zhou) http://www.freebookspot.es/Comments.aspx?Element_ID=1013750 This book provides a comprehensive review of relations between China and the EU from the perspectives of politics, economy and culture in order to provide a better understanding of the development of the China-EU Strategic Partnership over the past ten years and to explore its future direction. It goes on to discuss China-EU relations against the backdrop of global governance, as well as Chinas relations with some of the EU member states. The final part of the report presents a comparative analysis of China-EU relations and EU-US relations. This book will help readers to better understand the status quo and to predict China-EU relations in the near future. Read more...
]]>
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 20:42:05 GMT
We Need Silence to Find Out What We Think: Selected Essays (by Shirley Hazzard) http://www.freebookspot.es/Comments.aspx?Element_ID=1013749 Spanning the 1960s to the 2000s, these nonfiction writings showcase Shirley Hazzard's extensive thinking on global politics, international relations, the history and fraught present of Western literary culture, and postwar life in Europe and Asia. They add essential clarity to the themes that dominate her award-winning fiction and expand the intellectual registers in which her writings work. Hazzard writes about her employment at the United Nations and the institution's manifold failings. She shares her personal experience with the aftermath of the Hiroshima atomic bombing and the nature of life in late-1940s Hong Kong. She speaks to the decline of the hero as a public figure in Western literature and affirms the ongoing power of fiction to console, inspire, and direct human life, despiteor maybe because ofthe world's disheartening realities. Cementing Hazzard's place as one of the twentieth century's sharpest and most versatile thinkers, this collection also encapsulates for readers the critical events defining postwar letters, thought, and politics. Read more...
]]>
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 20:40:44 GMT
Hegemony and the Holocaust: State Power and Jewish Survival in Occupied Europe (by Ethan Hollander) http://www.freebookspot.es/Comments.aspx?Element_ID=1013748 This book explains why more Jewish people survived in some German-occupied countries compared to others during World War II. Hollander demonstrates that collaborators sometimes played a surprising role in ensuring Jewish survival. Where high-ranking governing officials stayed in their countries and helped Nazi Germany, they could often trade their loyal cooperation in military and economic affairs for inefficient or incomplete implementation of the Final Solution. And while they sometimes did this because they had sincere moral objections to Nazi policy, they also did so because deporting local Jews was politically unpopular, because they regarded it as less important than winning the war, or because deporting Jews meant that the collaborators gave up potentially profitable opportunities to exploit them. This unique book has important implications for our understanding of state-sponsored violence, international hierarchy, and genocide, and it raises harrowing moral questions about the Holocaust and the nature of political evil. Read more...
]]>
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 20:39:33 GMT
Radical Social Change in the United States: Badiou's Apostle and the Post-Factual Moment (by Joanna Swanger) http://www.freebookspot.es/Comments.aspx?Element_ID=1013747 This book tackles the question of why the United States is so resistant to radical change towards economic justice and peace. Taking full stock of the despair that launched the popular support for Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump, Swanger historicizes the political paralysis of post-1974 United States that deepened already severe economic inequalities, asking how the terrain for social movements in the early twenty-first-century US differs from that of the 1960s. This terrain is marked by the entrenchment of neoliberalism, anti-intellectualism, and difficulties paradoxically posed by the ease of social media. Activists now must contend with a paralyzing post-factual moment. Alain Badious thought informs this book on breaking through contemporary political paralysis. Read more...
]]>
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 20:38:23 GMT
Revisiting the UK and Ireland's Transatlantic Economic Relationship with the United States in the 21st Century: Beyond Sentimental Rhetoric (by Anne Groutel, Marie-Christine Pauwels) http://www.freebookspot.es/Comments.aspx?Element_ID=1013746 This book revisits the economic relationship that ties the UK and Ireland to the United States in the aftermath of the greatest economic crisis of the past fifty years. When considering recent developments to these economic links, it appears that oppositional forces are at work. On one hand, globalization and the rise of new economic powers may undermine the ties. Besides, Irelands and the UKs European Union membership could also loosen their economic ties with the US. Conversely, the future Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership agreement may well strengthen trade and investment links between the US and Europe. Are the economic bonds between the US, the UK and Ireland waning, as some pundits purport? Or are those claims overstated? Could their economic relationship simply be going through a process of change? Although there may not be a single and straightforward answer to these questions, the authors seek to address these issues and provide insight into the changing dynamics of this historic economic relationship. Read more...
]]>
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 20:37:12 GMT
Theory and Applications of Non-integer Order Systems: 8th Conference on Non-integer Order Calculus and Its Applications, Zakopane, Poland (Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering) (by Artur Babiarz, Adam Czornik) http://www.freebookspot.es/Comments.aspx?Element_ID=1013745 This book collects papers from the 8th Conference on Non-Integer Order Calculus and Its Applications that have been held on September 20-21, 2016 in Zakopane, Poland. The preceding two conferences were held in Szczecin, Poland in 2015, and in Opole, Poland, in 2014. This conference provides a platform for academic exchange on the theory and application of fractional calculus between domestic and international universities, research institutes, corporate experts and scholars. The Proceedings of the 8th Conference on Non-Integer Order Calculus and Its Applications 2016 brings together rigorously reviewed contributions from leading international experts. The included papers cover novel various important aspects of mathematical foundations of fractional calculus, modeling and control of fractional systems as well as controllability, detectability, observability and stability problems for this systems. Read more...
]]>
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 20:36:01 GMT
The Making of the Chinese Middle Class: Small Comfort and Great Expectations (The Sciences Po Series in International Relations and Political Economy) (by Jean-Louis Rocca) http://www.freebookspot.es/Comments.aspx?Element_ID=1013744 This book analyses the making of the Chinese middle class that started in the 1990s using a constructivist approach. With the development of the Chinese economy, a new group of middle wage earners appeared. Chinese social scientists and state institutions promoted the idea that China needs a middle class to achieve modernization. Middle class members are definedand define themselvesas good consumers, educated people, politically engaged but reasonable citizens. As such, the making of the middle class is the result of three convergent phenomena: an attempt to define the middle class, a process of civilization, and the development of protest movements. The making of the Chinese middle class, Rocca argues, is a way to end the stalemate that modern Chinese society is facing, in particular the necessity to democratize without introducing an election system. Read more...
]]>
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 20:34:50 GMT
Accounting, Capitalism and the Revealed Religions: A Study of Christianity, Judaism and Islam (by Vassili Joannides de Lautour) http://www.freebookspot.es/Comments.aspx?Element_ID=1013743 This book analyses the bearing of global monotheistic faiths towards the philosophy and practice of record keeping and accounting throughout history. The author offers a comprehensive discussion of the literal and figurative processes of taking account and ascribing accountability that link religions such as Christianity, Judaism and Islam. Chapters address theology and accounting in tandem with social behaviours to demonstrate how auditing and calculating customs permeate practising religions. This book first highlights how the four monotheisms have viewed and incorporated accounting historically, and then looks forward to the accounting debates, technologies and traditions in todays world that derive from these religious customs. Drawing heavily on the writings of Max Weber and Werner Sombart, the author demonstrates that accounting and capitalism have religious roots far beyond the Protestant ethic. Read more...
]]>
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 20:33:40 GMT
The Mad Potter: George E. Ohr, Eccentric Genius (by Jan Greenberg) http://www.freebookspot.es/Comments.aspx?Element_ID=1013742 When George Ohr's trove of pottery was discovered in 1967, years after his death, his true genius was discovered with it. The world could finally see how unique this artist really was! Born in 1856 in Biloxi, Mississippi, George grew up to the sounds of the civil war and political unrest. When he was 22, his boyhood friend introduced him to the pottery wheel. The lost young man suddenly found his calling. "When I found the potter's wheel I felt it all over like a duck in water." He started creating strangely crafted pots and vases, expressing his creativity and personality through the ceramic sculptures. Eventually he had thousands at his fingertips. He took them to fairs and art shows, but nobody was buying these odd figures from this bizarre man. Eventually he retired, but not without hiding hundreds of his ceramics. Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan, authors of the award winning Ballet for Martha, approach this colorful biography with a gentle and curious hand. Read more...
]]>
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 20:31:35 GMT
Wireless Security Models, Threats, And Solutions (by Randall Nichols) http://www.freebookspot.es/Comments.aspx?Element_ID=1013741 This comprehensive guide catalogs and explains the full range of the security challenges involved in wireless communications. Experts Randall K. Nichols and Panos C. Lekkas lay out the vulnerabilities, response options, and real-world costs connected with wireless platforms and applications. Read more...
]]>
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 20:31:19 GMT
Wireless Spectrum Finder: Telecommunications, Government and Scientific Radio Frequency Allocations in the US 30 MHz - 300 GHz (by Bennett Z. Kobb) http://www.freebookspot.es/Comments.aspx?Element_ID=1013740 Today's airwaves are prime real estate for anyone selling telecom services. But the public frequencies are not for sale they are allocated, licensed and regulated by the FCC. Therefore, if your business offers a service that goes out over the airwaves, you'll need engineers, lawyers, license consultants and developers with expertise in "spectrum planning". Informed spectrum planning is the only way to ensure you'll get access to the bands that transmit what you sell, and to guarantee that products you market will be compatible with technology used by your customers. Despite the fact that spectrum planning is baseline information for today's hottest businesses, it remains an esoteric field. All data are in the public domain and available on the Web, but they are widely scattered, often out of date, sometimes contradictory, and written in Federalese. This book cuts through the confusion and deliberate obfuscation to make spectrum planning a much more intuitive exercise. There are 368 bands in the public spectrum, although not all of them have been commercialized yet. For each band, this reference provides the following hard data: scientific definition allowable uses licensees and term of license and applicable regulations in the US and elsewhere. In addition SpectrumGuide offers interpretive aids for each band covered: footnotes on usage from government, international and other sources business, legal and technical trends analysis affecting the band pending legislation an Read more...
]]>
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 20:29:41 GMT