Contains the stories "The Island of Fu Manchu" and "The Wrath of Fu Manchu.
The present book "Pharmaceutical Chemistry Inorganic, Vol I has been written according to the revised syllabus framed by the Pharmacy council of India as per Education Regulations 1991. In this book, subject matter has been recognised incorporating applicationwise classification(Therapeutic, pharmaceutical etc.) rather than the traditional chemical classification. More emphasis has been further laid by explaining the medical and pharmaceutical terms and to what extent it is justifiable to classify a compound under any of the categories. Inevitably, students will find repetition for some compou.
WPF and Silverlight are unlike any other user interface (UI) technologies. They have been built to a new paradigm that—if harnessed correctly—can yield unprecedented power and performance. This book shows you how to control that power to produce clean, testable, maintainable code. It is now recognized that any non-trivial WPF or Silverlight application needs be designed around the Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) design pattern in order to unlock the technology's full data-binding potential. However, the knowledge of how to do this is missing from a large part of the development community—even amongst those who work with WPF and Silverlight on a daily basis. Too often there is a reliance on programmatic interaction between controls and not enough trust in the technologies' data-binding capabilities. This leads to a clouding of design values and an inevitable loss of performance, scalability, and maintainability throughout the application. Pro WPF and Silverlight MVVM will show you how to arrange your application so that it can grow as much as required in any direction without danger of collapse.
50 Big Ideas You Really Need to Know is a concise, accessible and popular guide to the central tenets of Western thought. Every important principle of philosophy, religion, politics, economics, the arts and the sciences is profiled in a series of short illustrated essays, complemented by an informative array of timelines and box features.
Author: Thomas Valone
Publisher: Integrity Research Institute
A companion volume to 'Electrogravitics Systems: Reports on a New Propulsion Methodology', this book delivers: (1) the scientific validation from three different authorities; (2) the compelling public history of gravity research conducted by the aviation industry before it became 'unacknowledged' and (3) testimonials which eye-witnesses have provided. In total, this anthology attests to the validity of the Biefeld-Brown high voltage force effect. The book's Science Section includes a well-known 'electrokinetic force' and how it works; the proposed ion mobility explanation; and how electricity and gravity may couple. The Historical Section contains seven articles about T T Brown, gravity research, etc. Also included are a Testimonial Section and Patent Section.
Provider-Led Population Health Management draws connections among the new care-delivery models, the components of population health management, and the types of health IT that are required to support those components. The key concept that ties all of this together is that PHM requires a high degree of automation to reach everyone in a population, engage those patients in self-care, and maximize the chance that they will receive the proper preventive, chronic, and acute care. In the course of explaining how to do this, we describe how health-care organizations are transforming themselves to manage population health and prepare for value-based reimbursement. The ACO, PCMH, and CIN models are discussed, and the advent of bundled payments will also have a major impact on hospital and post-acute care. But at its core, the transition to accountable care centers on care teams that take responsibility for managing and coordinating the services provided to individual patients. These care teams must also engage patients in caring for themselves and improving their health behavior. As care teams become more sophisticated, many of them will use Lean thinking to continuously improve their own work processes. The book is laid out in three sections that progress from the general to the particular aspects of population health management. Section 1, entitled "New Delivery Models," first explains what PHM is and why it's important. Ensuing chapters cover ACOs and patient-centered medical homes, which are the favored vehicles for PHM. Section 2, "How to Get There," discusses some fundamentals of the new delivery models, starting with the impact of Meaningful Use on the IT infrastructure that provider organizations must build to operationalize PHM. Other chapters in this section address clinical integration, predictive-modeling applications, and the return on investment in IT solutions that help organizations take advantage of value-based payments. Section 3, "Implementing Change," describes how organizations can use health IT to manage population health. This begins with the basics of care coordination and moves on to advanced methods of care management that utilize Lean thinking. Following a chapter on overall methods of patient engagement, we finish up with a discussion of post-discharge automation, which is another way to involve patients in their own care. Finally, in a brief concluding chapter, we suggest some next steps for organizations heading down the road to population health management. While this book is intended for health-care executives and policy experts, anyone who is interested in health care can learn something from its exploration of the major issues that are stirring health care today. In the end, the momentous changes going on in health care will affect all of us. See what others are saying about Provider-Led Population Health Management: This book is one of the best primers available on the rapidly evolving technologies that help healthcare providers manage population health. The automation of care management through information technology, as the book astutely notes, enables medical homes to execute the manifold tasks of population health management cost effectively and without overburdening care teams. Paul Grundy, MD, MPH - IBM's Global Director of Healthcare Transformation President, Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative Dr. Richard Hodach's book addresses the most critical elements for providers as they transform themselves to provide population health management. His review of new delivery models, and his discussion of what is needed to deliver population health are right on point. There is even a road map on how to implement the changes necessary to deliver population health. What makes the book most interesting is the way in which Richard draws the connections among the new delivery models, the components of population health management, and the role of health information technology necessary to support population health management. These connections are critically important and explained such that any health care executive or policy expert has the guidance they need to transform themselves to manage population health and value-based reimbursement. Lastly, the case Richard makes for the effective use of information technology is well done and critical as we strive to move from a fragmented system of health care delivery to a fully integrated patient centered population health management system. This book is a must read for anyone interested in population health. Don Fisher, PhD AMGA, President and CEO This book is a real gem! Health care transformation to improve health, quality, and cost (the Triple Aim) requires new payment for value, new delivery systems founded on patient centered medical homes, and new information systems to support care of populations. Dr. Hodach provides spot-on vision of how all three must work together, along with a detailed roadmap for success. Michael K. Magill, MD - Professor and Chairman, Family and Preventive Medicine Executive Medical Director, University of Utah Health Plans University of Utah School of Medicine Dr. Hodach brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of population health management to this new book. His keen insights into U.S healthcare transformation underscores the need for each healthcare system to have a well thought out and deliberate population health strategy. The building blocks for healthcare transformation are described in a way that guides the reader step-by-step. As Richard discusses, without a robust population health IT infrastructure, these new care delivery models are nearly impossible to implement successfully. Our healthcare system, like many others, began this transformation while flying the proverbial plane. It wasn't until we implemented automated outreach and care coordination the we began to see measurable results. In addition, a multifaceted approach to health system realignment is detailed in a way the simplifies this sometimes intimidating task. The author describes many disruptive innovations that will be necessary to shift the paradigm from sick care to a more proactive care for an entire population. This book provides a virtual tool kit for the reader to build a population health strategy. The term must read is used frequently to describe important works, but for those healthcare leaders who are embarking on the population health path, and for those who are neck deep in the waters of transformation, this book will help you refocus your efforts and set your team on a clear path. Jeffrey Galles, DO - Chief Medical Officer Hillcrest / Utica Park Clinics
Friends listen, laugh, and forgive, endure your foibles and share your confidences - friends are wonderful! This happy little collection makes a lovely gift.
Author: Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Mark L. Prophet
Its sensible step-by-step techniques—including treasure mapping, principles of feng shui, meditations, visualizations and affirmations—show how to live a full and prosperous life. —Bodhi Tree Book Review
Color and Mastering for Digital Cinema explores the implications for motion picture post production processes and changes required to the supporting equipment and software. While a new concept to the motion picture community, the selection of the wide gamut, output-referred XYZ color space for digital cinema distribution is based on decades of color science and experience in other industries. The rationale for choosing XYZ and the other color encoding parameters is explained and the book also provides a full case study of the development of DLP Cinema® projectors by Texas Instruments. Finally, this book explores how the XYZ color encoding concept can be extended to support enhanced display technologies in the future. This book contains: * Brilliant 4-color illustrations that compliment the color science explanations * Never before published industry information from author Glenn Kennel, a world leader in digital cinema color technology * Descriptions of key issues and background on decisions that were made in the standardization process By Glenn Kennel, Glenn Kennel is VP/GM of Feature Film Services at Laser Pacific Media Corporation, a leading provider of a full range of post production services for television and feature film. Recently, he worked for the DLP Cinema group of Texas Instruments in a role that included technology and business development. Previously, in a twenty year career with Kodak, he led the development of the Cineon digital film scanners and laser recorders and the prototype HDTV telecine that became the Spirit Datacine. As a consultant, he helped DCI draft the technical specifications for digital cinema. Kennel also chairs the SMPTE DC28 Color ad hoc group and the DC28.20 Distribution working group. He is a SMPTE Fellow and has received the SMPTE Journal Award. He is also a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
In a representative study made of European workers, twenty-eight per cent of employees reported that stress affects their health and their performance at work. Occupational stress is a serious problem for the performance of individuals, organisations and as a consequence, for national economies. Preventing Stress, Improving Productivity investigates the ways in which companies can combat stress by changing the working environment rather than only treating individual employees with stress symptoms. Costs and benefits of stress prevention are discussed, with an emphasis on appraoches that involve both the work situation and the individual worker. The heart of the book consists of eleven European country chapters, each overviewing the current status with respect to occupational stress and its prevention in that country and then presenting one detailed case study an example of good preventive practice. Preventing Stress, Improving Productivity identifies five factors that are critical for a stress reduction programme to work, both in terms of employee health and well-being and from a financial point of view. Successful strategies combine participation from workers and support from top management. Useful as a reference for psychologists, human resource managers, occupational physicians, ergonomists and consultants, this book will also be an invaluable aid to managers in the day-to-day running of organisations.
The main purpose of this book is to provide an introduction to central topics in elementary algebra from a problem-solving point of view. While working with students who were preparing for various mathematics competitions or exams, the author observed that fundamental algebraic techniques were not part of their mathematical repertoire. Since algebraic skills are not only critical to algebra itself but also to numerous other mathematical fields, a lack of such knowledge can drastically hinder a student's performance. Taking the above observations into account, the author has put together this introductory book using both simple and challenging examples which shed light upon essential algebraic strategies and techniques, as well as their application in diverse meaningful problems. This work is the first volume in a series of such books. The featured topics from elementary and classical algebra include factorizations, algebraic identities, inequalities, algebraic equations and systems of equations. More advanced concepts such as complex numbers, exponents and logarithms, as well as other topics, are generally avoided.Nevertheless, some problems are constructed using properties of complex numbers which challenge and expose the reader to a broader spectrum of mathematics. Each chapter focuses on specific methods or strategies and provides an ample collection of accompanying problems that graduate in difficulty and complexity. In order to assist the reader with verifying mastery of the theoretical component, 105 problems are included in the last sections of the book, of which 52 are introductory and 53 are advanced. All problems come together with solutions, many employing several approaches and providing the motivation behind the solutions offered.
Sets forth the analytical tools needed to solve key problems in organic chemistry With its acclaimed decision-based approach, Electron Flow in Organic Chemistry enables readers to develop the essential critical thinking skills needed to analyze and solve problems in organic chemistry, from the simple to complex. The author breaks down common mechanistic organic processes into their basic units to explain the core electron flow pathways that underlie these processes. Moreover, the text stresses the use of analytical tools such as flow charts, correlation matrices, and energy surfaces to enable readers new to organic chemistry to grasp the fundamentals at a much deeper level. This Second Edition of Electron Flow in Organic Chemistry has been thoroughly revised, reorganized, and streamlined in response to feedback from both students and instructors. Readers will find more flowcharts, correlation matrices, and algorithms that illustrate key decision-making processes step by step. There are new examples from the field of biochemistry, making the text more relevant to a broader range of readers in chemistry, biology, and medicine. This edition also offers three new chapters: Proton transfer and the principles of stability Important reaction archetypes Qualitative molecular orbital theory and pericyclic reactions The text's appendix features a variety of helpful tools, including a general bibliography, quick-reference charts and tables, pathway summaries, and a major decisions guide. With its emphasis on logical processes rather than memorization to solve mechanistic problems, this text gives readers a solid foundation to approach and solve any problem in organic chemistry.
Over the centuries God has touched the earth with revival, lifting men and women into his presence in extraordinary ways. And in some epochs the divine hand seems to have rested on us longer and to have caused more profound changes in the church and the culture. Authors Towns and Porter have studied revival eras throughout history in order to identify the ten which seem to have been the greatest of all time. If you want to understand revival and if you long to see revival in our day, this book will speak to both your mind and your heart.