Draw 50 Buildings and Other Structures



Draw 50 Buildings and Other Structures teaches aspiring artists how to draw with ease by following simple, step-by-step instructions. Celebrated author Lee J. Ames shows readers how to draw famous structures from all over the world, as well as an igloo, a barn and silo, a windmill, and even a teepee. Ames's illustration style and renowned drawing method has made him a leader in the step-by-step drawing manual, and the 31 books in his Draw 50 series have sold more than three million copies. Ames's instruction allows seasoned artists to refine their technique and guides amateurs to develop their own artistic abilities. Even the youngest artists can draw the tallest, grandest structures. It's easy to construct any type of building when it's done the Draw 50 way.

Lee J. Ames, "Draw 50 Buildings and Other Structures: The Step-by-Step Way to Draw Castles and Cathedrals, Skyscrapers and Bridges, and So Much More."
English | ISBN: 0823086046 | 2013 | EPUB | 64 pages | 29 MB

The Film That Changed My Life



The movie that inspired filmmakers to direct is like the atomic bomb that went off before their eyes. The Film That Changed My Life captures that epiphany. It explores 30 directors' love of a film they saw at a particularly formative moment, how it influenced their own works, and how it made them think differently.

Rebel Without a Cause inspired John Woo to comb his hair and talk like James Dean. For Richard Linklater, "something was simmering in me, but Raging Bull brought it to a boil." Apocalypse Now inspired Danny Boyle to make larger-than-life films. A single line from The Wizard of Oz--"Who could ever have thought a good little girl like you could destroy all my beautiful wickedness?"--had a direct impact on John Waters. "That line inspired my life," Waters says. "I sometimes say it to myself before I go to sleep, like a prayer."

In this volume, directors as diverse as John Woo, Peter Bogdanovich, Michel Gondry, and Kevin Smith examine classic movies that inspired them to tell stories. Here are 30 inspired and inspiring discussions of classic films that shaped the careers of today's directors and, in turn, cinema history.

The Film That Changed My Life
 30 Directors on Their Epiphanies in the Dark By Robert K. Elder
2011 | 304 Pages | ISBN: 1556528256 | PDF | 1 MB

The Talent Management Handbook



The Talent Management Handbook explains how organizations can identify and get the most out of high-potential people by developing and promoting them to key positions.

The book explains:

1. A system for integrating three human resources building blocks: organizational competencies, performance appraisal, and forecasting employee/manager potential

2. Six human resources conditions necessary for organization excellence

3. How to link your employee assessment process to career planning and development

The Talent Management Handbook will help you design career plans that boost employee morale, as well as create and sustain excellence in your organization. It is full of simple, efficient, easy-to-follow methods for assessing, planning, and developing high-value people to meet your organization's current and future needs. And it will help you combine your organization's diverse human resources activities into a single, cogent system.

Lance A. Berger and Dorothy R. Berger, "The Talent Management Handbook: Creating Organizational Excellence by Identifying, Developing, and Promoting Your Best People" 
English | Pages: 450 | 2003-10-01 | ISBN: 0071414347 | PDF | 2,2 MB

Say It Right the First Time



Being a business professional is all about managing, motivating, and leading, or, in other words, getting people to do what you want. And, far and away, the most important tool for accomplishing this objective is language. Written by an internationally recognized expert on business communications, this book offers managers deep insights into the power of language and how to wield it effectively in any organization.

Loretta Malandro, "Say It Right the First Time" 
English | ISBN: 0071408614 | 2003 | PDF | 303 pages | 1,6 MB

The Smart Canadian's Guide to Saving Money



Canada’s top consumer advocate returns with more financial advice.
Canadian consumers are focused on spending and managing what money they do have wisely, but have more questions than answers on most financial topics. Television personality and consumer advocate Pat Foran shares tips and strategies about the questions and issues he sees most often, and explains how some little things can soon add up to a lot of money.

The Smart Canadian's Guide to Saving Money: Pat Foran Is on Your Side, Helping You to Stop Wasting Money, Start Saving It, and Build Your Wealth By Pat Foran
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc (E) 2009-03-12 | 317 Pages | ISBN: 0470160020 | PDF | 1.1 MB
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The 250 Questions Everyone Should Ask about Buying Foreclosures



Whether you're looking to buy foreclosed property as an investment-or as your dream home, The 250 Questions Everyone Should Ask About Buying Foreclosures provides you with the essential questions and answers including how to:

The 250 Questions Everyone Should Ask about Buying Foreclosures By Lita Epstein
Publisher: Adams Media 2008-07-01 |192 Pages | ISBN: 1598695835 | PDF | 2 MB
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No More Mr. Nice Guy!


Description: This controversial e-book phenomenon became a best-seller and landed its author, a certified marriage and family therapist, on The O'Reilly Factor and the Rush Limbaugh radio show. Dr. Robert Glover has devoted his career as a psychotherapist to freeing men from what he was dubbed the "Nice Guy Syndrome"-trying too hard to please others while neglecting their own needs, thus causing unhappiness and resentfulness. It's no wonder that unfulfilled Nice Guys lash out in frusteration at their loved ones, claims Dr. Glover. He explains how they can stop seeking approval and start getting what they want in life, by presenting the information and tools to help them ensure their needs are met, to express their emotions, to have a satisfying sex life, to embrace their masculinity and form meaningful relationships with other men, and to live up to their creative potential.

Author: Robert A. Glover | Publisher: Running Press | Date: 2003-02-04 | Format: pdf | Pages: 192 | Language: English | ISBN10: 0762415339

Passion and Reason: Making Sense of Our Emotions



When Oxford published Emotion and Adaptation, the landmark 1991 book on the psychology of emotion by internationally acclaimed stress and coping expert Richard Lazarus, Contemporary Psychology welcomed it as "a brightly shining star in the galaxy of such volumes." Psychiatrists, psychologists and researchers hailed it as a masterpiece, a major breakthrough in our understanding of the emotional process and its central role in our adaptation as individuals and as a species. What was still needed, however, was a book for general readers and health care practitioners that would dispel the myths still surrounding cultural beliefs about emotion and systematically explain the relevance of the new research to the emotional dramas of our everyday lives.

Now, in Passion and Reason, Lazarus draws on his four decades of pioneering research to bring readers the first book to move beyond both clinical jargon and "feel-good" popular psychology to really explain, in plain, accessible language, how emotions are aroused, how they are managed, and how they critically shape our views of ourselves and the world around us. With his co-author writer Bernice Lazarus, Dr. Lazarus explores the latest findings on the short and long-term causes and effects of various emotions, including the often conflicting research on stress management and links between negative emotions and heart disease, cancer, and other aspects of physical and psychological health. Lazarus makes a strong case that contrary to common assumption, emotions are not irrational--our emotions and our analytical thought processes are inextricably linked.

While not a "how-to" book, Passion and Reason does describe how readers can interpret what lies behind their own emotions and those of their families, friends, and co-workers, and how to manage them more effectively. Exploring fifteen emotions in depth, from love to jealousy, the authors show how the personal meaning we give to the events and conditions of our lives trigger such emotions as anger, anxiety, guilt, and pride. They provide fascinating vignettes to frame a "biography" of each emotion. Some are composite case histories drawn from Dr. Lazarus's long career, but most are stories of people the Lazaruses have known over the years--people whose emotional fears, conflicts, and desires mirror readers' own. The Lazaruses also offer a special chapter on the diverse strategies of coping people use in managing their emotions, and another, "When Coping Fails," on psychotherapy and its approaches to emotional stress and dysfunction, from traditional Freudian psychoanalysis to continuing research into relaxation techniques, meditation, hypnosis, and biofeedback.

Packed with insight and compellingly readable, Passion and Reason will enrich all readers fascinated by our emotional lives.

Richard S. Lazarus, Bernice N. Lazarus - Passion and Reason: Making Sense of Our Emotions
Published: 1994-11-03 | ISBN: 0195087577, 0195104617 | PDF | 336 pages | 18 MB

Practical Antenna Handbook, 4th Edition



The Antenna Builder's Bible – Updated and Better Than Ever!

Design and construct your own antennas with step-by-step instructions and plans. Joseph J. Carr's Practical Antenna Handbook, Fourth Edition, is an update of the most popular book on antennas ever written. This empowering guide blends theoretical concepts that engineers need to design practical antennas with hard-learned lessons derived from actually building and using antennas -- real antennas, not merely theoretical constructs on a blackboard. Certain to become the toolbox favorite of radio enthusiasts and professionals of all types, from technicians to citizen banders and shortwave listeners, it covers a wide variety of antennas: high-frequency dipole; vertically polarized HF; multiband and tunable wire; hidden and limited space; directional phased vertical and directional beam VHF/UHF transmitting and receiving; shortwave reception; microwave; and mobile, marine, and emergency. This state-of-the-art edition includes a new chapter on antenna modeling software and new coverage of small transmitting antennas and receiving loop antennas.

Joseph Carr, "Practical Antenna Handbook, 4th Edition" 
English | 2001 | ISBN: 0071374353 | 608 pages | PDF | 10 MB

Preparing for Weight Loss Surgery


Obesity has quickly become an epidemic. People suffering from significant overweight often have to contend with a lifetime of comorbidities, social stigma, and lower quality of life. Recently, more and more people are undergoing weight loss surgery as a way to resolve these issues. If you are working with pre or post-operative bariatric surgery patients, your goal is to teach them the skills they need to ensure themselves a successful surgical outcome. After surgery, patients are required to adhere to a strict diet and the very specific recommendations of their surgical "team". Without a high level of commitment from the patient to follow these recommendations, the potential for maintained weight loss after surgery is very limited. Preparing for Your Weight Loss Surgery, Therapist Guide contains a series of scientifically tested cognitive-behavioural techniques to help you prepare your patient for the post-operative challenges of creating radically changed eating and lifestyle habits. It provides instructions for teaching your patient basic problem-solving and cognitive restructuring methods that will change their negative thoughts and attitudes about food.Interactive forms including food records and checklists, body image journals, and homework assignments found in the corresponding patient workbook round out this comprehensive treatment package.

Robin F. Apple, ‎James Lock, ‎Rebecka Peebles - Preparing for Weight Loss Surgery: Therapist Guide
Published: 2006-08-31 | ISBN: 0195309278, 0195189396 | PDF | 136 pages | 4 MB

Artificial Intelligence: The Basics



'if AI is outside your field, or you know something of the subject and would like to know more then Artificial Intelligence: The Basics is a brilliant primer.' - Nick Smith, Engineering and Technology Magazine November 2011

Artificial Intelligence: The Basics is a concise and cutting-edge introduction to the fast moving world of AI. The author Kevin Warwick, a pioneer in the field, examines issues of what it means to be man or machine and looks at advances in robotics which have blurred the boundaries. Topics covered include:

how intelligence can be defined
whether machines can 'think'
sensory input in machine systems
the nature of consciousness
the controversial culturing of human neurons.

Exploring issues at the heart of the subject, this book is suitable for anyone interested in AI, and provides an illuminating and accessible introduction to this fascinating subject.

Kevin Warwick, "Artificial Intelligence: The Basics"
ISBN: 0415564824, 0415564832 | 2011 | EPUB | 192 pages | 510 KB

Kidney Cancer - A Medical Dictionary, Bibliography, and Annotated Research Guide to Internet References



This is a 3-in-1 reference book. It gives a complete medical dictionary covering hundreds of terms and expressions relating to kidney cancer. It also gives extensive lists of bibliographic citations. Finally, it provides information to users on how to update their knowledge using various Internet resources. The book is designed for physicians, medical students preparing for Board examinations, medical researchers, and patients who want to become familiar with research dedicated to kidney cancer. If your time is valuable, this book is for you. First, you will not waste time searching the Internet while missing a lot of relevant information. Second, the book also saves you time indexing and defining entries. Finally, you will not waste time and money printing hundreds of web pages.

Kidney Cancer - A Medical Dictionary, Bibliography, and Annotated Research Guide to Internet References
Publisher: ICON Health Publications | ISBN 10: 0597844747 | 2004 | PDF | 172 pages | 2.3 MB

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How to Photograph the Moon and Planets with Your Digital Camera, 2nd edition



Although astronomical CCD cameras can be very costly, digital cameras – the kind you use on holiday – on the other hand, are relatively inexpensive. Moreover, their technology – especially thermal noise, sensitivity (ISO number) and resolution – has progressed to a point where such cameras are more than capable of photographing the brighter astronomical objects.
Now Tony Buick has teamed up with fellow author and astro imager Phil Pugh, to produce a completely revised, updated, and extended second edition to How to Photograph the Moon and Planets with your Digital Camera, first published in 2006. The revisions take into account changing (and improving) camera technology, and some items which are now available commercially but which previously had to be home-made. The section of solar observing has been expanded to include observing by H-alpha light, and among the many additional sections are photographing the constellations, aurorae, and basic post-imaging processing.

How to Photograph the Moon and Planets with Your Digital Camera, 2nd edition 
By Tony Buick, Philip Pugh
2011 | 360 Pages | ISBN: 1441958274 | PDF | 19 MB

Clean Energy Nation



Dangerous CO2 emissions, massive oil spills, dwindling supplies the problems with fossil fuels are driving a longoverdue reassessment of our nation's energy policies. U.S. Congressman Jerry McNerney, a renewable energy engineer and the first representative with expertise in energy independence, leads the way to change.

In "Clean Energy Nation", he and journalist Martin Cheek make an impassioned argument for drastically reducing dependency on fossil fuels and developing sustainable, readily available energy sources solar, wind, biofuel, geothermal, and hydrogen-based power. Bringing together a rare combination of scientific knowledge, political savvy, and insightful journalism, the authors reveal the pros and cons of alternative energy sources and examine how our nation became addicted to fossil fuels in the first place. The book reads like the dramatic story it is, complete with dire projections about peak oil and grim scenarios of rising oceans! keen insights into policies and players that have stalled progress on climate change and favored big oil!and astute recommendations for building a clean energy economy and a prosperous, stable future.

Clean Energy Nation: Freeing America from the Tyranny of Fossil Fuels by Congressman Jerry McNerney Ph.D. and Martin Cheek
English | ISBN: 0814413722 | 2011 | PDF | 320 pages | 1,4 MB

The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance


Wall Street Journal Bestseller

In this groundbreaking book, New York Times–bestselling author Steven Kotler decodes the mystery of ultimate human performance. Drawing on over a decade of research and first-hand reporting with dozens of top action and adventure sports athletes like big wave legend Laird Hamilton, big mountain snowboarder Jeremy Jones, and skateboarding pioneer Danny Way, Kotler explores the frontier science of “flow,” an optimal state of consciousness in which we perform and feel our best.

Building a bridge between the extreme and the mainstream, The Rise of Superman explains how these athletes are using flow to do the impossible and how we can use this information to radically accelerate performance in our own lives.

At its core, this is a book about profound possibility; about what is actually possible for our species; about where—if anywhere—our limits lie.

Steven Kotler, "The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance"
ISBN: 1477800832, 1782060251 | 2014 | EPUB/MOBI | 256 pages | 509 KB/568 KB

Consciousness - William G. Lycan



What is consciousness? The answer to this question has been pondered upon, grappled with, and argued about since time immemorial. There has never been an answer that achieved consensus; certainly philosophers have never agreed.In this book, William Lycan defends an original theory of mind that he calls "homuncular functionalism." He argues that human beings are "functionally organized information-processing systems" who have no non-physical parts or properties. However, Lycan also recognizes the subjective phenomenal qualities of mental states and events, and an important sense in which mind is "over and above" mere chemical matter. Along the way, Lycan reviews some diverse philosophical accounts of consciousness-including those of Kripke, Block, Campbell, Sellars, and Castañeda, among others-and demonstrates how what is valuable in each opposing view can be accommodated within his own theory.
Consciousness is Lycan's most ambitious book, one that has engaged his attention for years. He handles a fascinating subject in a unique and undoubtedly controversial manner that will make this book a mainstay in the field of philosophy of mind.

William G. Lycan - Consciousness
Published: 1995-03-02 | ISBN: 0262620960, 0262121247 | PDF | 184 pages | 23 MB

Building Credible Central Banks

"Building Credible Central Banks: Policy Lessons For Emerging Economies" 

A credible central bank can effectively lead the process of financial sector reform in a developing country. This book discusses central banking issues and offers a clear path to building credible central banks in emerging economies.

Noël K Tshiani, "Building Credible Central Banks: Policy Lessons For Emerging Economies" 
2008 | pages: 180 | ISBN: 0230218822 | PDF | 3,1 mb

Make a Real Living as a Freelance Writer

Make a Real Living as a Freelance Writer: How to Win Top Writing Assignments

Step-by-step instructions on how writers can earn top dollar writing for magazines are provided in this book. Secrets are revealed about what the high-paying magazines really want, how to build relationships with editors, how to ascertain which sections of a magazine are open to freelancers, what kinds of stories are in demand, what to do if a deadbeat publisher doesn't pay up, how to market reprints, and how to become an expert in one's chosen writing field. Basic terms like query clips, and source sheet are defined for beginning writers, and tips on everything from coming up with an idea to pitching a syndicated column are also included. Writers learn about the little-known sources top freelancers use to find new stories and experts. In addition, they learn how to get their first paying assignments even if they have no prior clips, how to negotiate for better pay, how to find high-paying magazines that aren't swamped with queries, and how to worm their way into editors' inboxes even if their e-mail addresses aren't publicized.

Make a Real Living as a Freelance Writer: How to Win Top Writing Assignments 
By Jenna Glatzer
Publisher: Nomad Press 2004-05-01 | 176 Pages | ISBN: 097220265X | PDF | 1 MB

Faith, Hope and Healing



Bernie Siegel broke new ground with his monumental book Love, Medicine, and Miracles, in which he explored the powerful role the mind can play in fighting illness. Sharing stories of seriously ill patients who survived against the odds and those who seemed to give in to their own deaths, the book inspired countless readers to consider the possibilities of thinking themselves well. Siegel believed––and still does––that the power to heal comes from the human mind through will, determination, and love. Over the last 20 years, his philosophy and advice have led many physicians and other healthcare professionals to help patients participate in and influence their own recovery.

Faith, Hope and Healing: Inspiring Lessons Learned from People Living with Cancer
Publisher: Wiley | ISBN 10: 0470289015 | 2009 | PDF | 240 pages | 2.6 MB
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Contracts for Engineers: Intellectual Property, Standards, and Ethics

Contracts for Engineers: Intellectual Property, Standards, and Ethics 

By Robert D. Hunter


Engineers encounter different types of contracts at nearly every turn in their careers. Contracts for Engineers: Intellectual Property, Standards, and Ethics is a tool to enhance their ability to communicate contractual issues to lawyers—and then better understand the legal advice they receive.

Building on its exploration of contracts, this book expands discussion to:
Patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and other intellectual property issues
Development of standards and the bodies that govern them, as well as conformity assessment and accreditation

Ethics at both the micro and macro levels—a concept under major scrutiny after several major disasters, including the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the collapse of Boston’s Big Dig, and a coal-mining accident that resulted in many deaths

With a brief introduction to common law contracts and their underlying principles, including basic examples, the book presents a sample of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) regarding the sale of goods. It evaluates elements of the different contracts that engineers commonly encounter, such as employee and associated consulting agreements and contracts involved in construction and government.

Approaching intellectual property from a contract perspective, this reference focuses on the many different types of patents and their role in commerce. It touches on the application of trademarks and recent developments in the use of copyright as a form of contract and explains the process of obtaining patents, including the rationale for investing in them. Ethical standards receive special attention, which includes a review of several prominent professional codes of ethics and conduct for both organizations and individual engineers, particularly officers and higher-level managers.

Contracts for Engineers: Intellectual Property, Standards, and Ethics By Robert D. Hunter
2011 | 350 Pages | ISBN: 1439852863 | PDF | 5 MB

The Life You Can Save: Acting Now to End World Poverty



This is the right time to ask yourself: “What should I be doing to help?”
For the first time in history, it is now within our reach to eradicate world poverty and the suffering it brings. Yet around the world, a billion people struggle to live each day on less than many of us pay for bottled water. And though the number of deaths attributable to poverty worldwide has fallen dramatically in the past half-century, nearly ten million children still die unnecessarily each year. The people of the developed world face a profound choice: If we are not to turn our backs on a fifth of the world’s population, we must become part of the solution.

The Life You Can Save: Acting Now to End World Poverty
Publisher: Random House | ISBN 10: 1400067103 | 2009 | PDF | 224 pages | 6.1 MB
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Space Planning for Commercial and Residential Interiors

Space Planning for Commercial and Residential Interiors

* A single-source, on-the-job resource to help interior designers and architects solve any space planning problem
* Simplifies code compliance (International Building Code, ADA, and more)
* Includes hundreds of plans and details for every building type
* Checklists and guidelines throughout

Space Planning for Commercial and Residential Interiors by Sam Kubba
English | 2003 | ISBN: 0071381910 | 524 pages | EPUB | 25 MB

Altruism & Altruistic Love



The concept of altruism, or disinterested concern for another's welfare, has been discussed by everyone from theologians to psychologists to biologists. In this book, evolutionary, neurological, developmental, psychological, social, cultural, and religious aspects of altruistic behavior are examined. It is a collaborative examination of one of humanity's essential and defining characteristics by renowned researchers from various disciplines. Their integrative dialogue illustrates that altruistic behavior is a significant mode of expression that can be studied by various scholarly methods and understood from a variety of perspectives in both the humanities and the sciences. Altruism and Altruistic Love establishes a framework for scholarship on altruism by presenting definitions, a historical overview, a review of contemporary research, and debates in various disciplines, as well as a discussion of directions for future work.

Altruism & Altruistic Love: Science, Philosophy & Religion in Dialogue
Publisher: Oxford University Press | ISBN 10: 0195143582 | 2002 | PDF | 522 pages | 2 MB

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Essentials of Organizational Behavior (12 edition)



For one-semester undergraduate and graduate level courses in Organizational Behavior.

Concise fundamentals for students. Ultimate flexibility for instructors.

This bestselling, brief alternative for the OB course covers all the key concepts needed to understand, predict, and respond to the behavior of people in real-world organizations. This text also includes cutting-edge topics and streamlined pedagogy to allow maximum flexibility in designing and shaping your course.

Stephen P. Robbins, Timothy A. Judge, "Essentials of Organizational Behavior (12 edition)" 
2013 | ISBN-10: 0132968509 | 384 pages | PDF | 17 MB

365 Ways to Live Happy



Becoming happier is easier than you think. With this practical, hands-on guide to all things joyful, you can bliss out in no time. You’ll learn how to:

Lighten up?once and for all
Work shorter and play longer
Practice pleasing yourself first
Attract more fun-friendly people
Go from dull routine to dynamic lifestyle
Master the pleasure principle
Find meaning moment by moment
Forgive, forget, and follow your bliss
Reinvent your happy selves, one day at a time
This book is all you need to be all you can be, happily!?starting now.

365 Ways to Live Happy: Simple Ways to Find Joy Every Day by Meera Lester
English | ISBN: 1605500283 | 2010 | EPUB | 224 pages | 0,9 MB

Secrets of Breaking into the Film and TV Business

Secrets of Breaking into the Film and TV Business: 

Tools and Tricks for Today's Directors, Writers, and Actors by Dean Silvers

A highly successful, award-winning independent producer shares his funny, practical, and innovative approach to breaking into film or television, whether you want to direct, act, write, or produce

It doesn't take film school or expensive, high-tech equipment to make a brilliant—and marketable—movie today, says successful maverick producer Dean Silvers. For aspiring filmmakers, it's easier than ever to produce—and sell—their work. Secrets of Breaking into the Film and TV Business is packed with concrete, proven advice to help you follow in the footsteps of today's cinematic giants, many of whom broke out with runaway independent successes. Drawing from his own experience as a filmmaker, Silvers offers essential tips and a wealth of invaluable knowledge about every aspect of the moviemaking business, from Internet shorts to how to adapt, option, and collaborate on feature-length films (with shoestring budgets).

Secrets of Breaking into the Film and TV Business: Tools and Tricks for Today's Directors, Writers, and Actors by Dean Silvers
English | 2014 | ISBN: 0062280066 | ISBN-13: 9780062280060 | 256 pages | EPUB | 0,7 MB

The Complete Guide to Investing in Property, 5 Edition

The Complete Guide to Investing in Property, 5 Edition by Liz Hodgkinson

Despite the current volatility in housing markets around the world, property ownership continues to be seen as safer and more reliable than many other types of investment. However, property investment remains a complex business - for example, What type of investment is best for a portfolio?

Has every single expense been accounted for in renovating that 'bargain' property? What exactly are the implications of the credit crunch and the sub-prime market for the average property investor? "The Complete Guide to Investing in Property" looks at all aspects of generating money from property - whether that be by renting out spare rooms to lodgers, property development, buying land, holiday rentals or becoming a landlord. Fully updated for this fourth edition, it takes a fresh look at investing in the social housing market and using property as part of a pension plan, as well as providing commentary on the latest legislative developments governing landlords and tenants.

The Complete Guide to Investing in Property, 5 Edition by Liz Hodgkinson
English | 2010 | ISBN: 0749456248, 0749459220 | 288 pages | PDF | 1,9 MB

The Complete Guide to Buying, Developing and Investing in Green Property



The Complete Guide to Buying, Developing and Investing in Green Property

"The Complete Guide to Buying, Developing and Investing in Green Property" is for those who want to change their property and lifestyle to one more ecologically sound and in tune with their environment, yet who may lack the scientific knowledge to do so. Uniquely wide in scope, it offers advice for anyone involved with property.

It contains information for home owners, buyers and sellers, borrowers, investors, landlords, tenants and developers, self-builders and gardeners. It is aimed at helping anyone make the right decisions for truly green living. The book also contains a host of useful contact information including: addresses and websites; details of national and local schemes; information about grants; discounts and free offers; and, advice on buying and sourcing materials.

The Complete Guide to Buying, Developing and Investing in Green Property 
by Catherine Dawson
English | 2007 | ISBN: 0749449756 | Pages: 255 | PDF | 0,9 MB

Haunted Empire: Apple After Steve Jobs



Former Wall Street Journal technology reporter Yukari Iwatani Kane delves deep inside Apple in the two years since Steve Jobs’s death, revealing the tensions and challenges CEO Tim Cook and his team face as they try to sustain Jobs’s vision and keep the company moving forward.

Steve Jobs's death raised one of the most pressing questions in the tech and business worlds: Could Apple stay great without its iconic leader? Many inside the company were eager to prove that Apple could be just as innovative as it had been under Jobs. Others were painfully aware of the immense challenge ahead. As its business has become more complex and global, Apple has come under intense scrutiny, much of it critical. Maintaining market leadership has become crucial as it tries to conquer new frontiers and satisfy the public's insatiable appetite for "insanely great” products.

Based on over two hundred interviews with current and former executives, business partners, Apple watchers and others, Haunted Empire is an illuminating portrait of Apple today that offers clues to its future. With nuanced insights and colorful details that only a seasoned journalist could glean, Kane goes beyond the myths and headlines. She explores Tim Cook’s leadership and its impact on Jobs’s loyal lieutenants, new product development, and Apple’s relationships with Wall Street, the government, tech rivals, suppliers, the media, and consumers.

Hard-hitting yet fair, Haunted Empire reveals the perils and opportunities an iconic company faces when it loses its visionary leader.

Yukari Iwatani Kane, "Haunted Empire: Apple After Steve Jobs"
ISBN: 0062128256 | 2014 | EPUB | 384 pages | 467 KB

At the Heart of Leadership



This book will show you how to lead more effectively by engaging your own and your people's emotions.
"...a breath of fresh air.... Very enjoyable and it really works: A must read for every leader."
Jimmy Daniel, Global Leadership Institute, FedEx Express
"...an important read for any leader looking to take it higher."
- Arlene Pfeiff, Vice President, Technologies, American Express
In a new business climate it takes a new style of leadership to excel. Are you ready?

Where other books tell you about emotional intelligence, this book provides the roadmap to put it in action. There are a handful of people in the world who have proven experience raising organizational performance with emotional intelligence. Freedman is one of the leaders. Using stories and data from his work around the world with organizations such as the US Marine Corps, Schlumberger, and FedEx, Freedman provides a practical guide to this critical topic.

At the Heart of Leadership delivers a compelling case for leaders to attend to their own and their people s emotions as a critical asset for optimal performance.
Then it shows you how.

You ll learn the Six Seconds EQ Model, a practical three-step process to become more effective with emotions plus use the code in the back of the book for a free assessment of your EQ strengths.

At the Heart of Leadership: How To Get Results with Emotional Intelligence (3rd Edition, Revised & Updated) by Joshua Freedman, Peter Salovey
2012 | ISBN: 1935667165 | English | 288 pages | EPUB | 3 MB

A Beginner's Guide to Investing



Whether you're a complete investing novice or just confused about all the contradictory advice out there, A Beginner's Guide to Investing is an accessible guide to growing your money the smart and easy way. Throw away the get-rich quick schemes that never work and turn off the financial news and it's constant noise. Whether your dream is protecting your assets in a turbulent market or growing your wealth so that you can retire in style, this book is the blueprint. You can be a successful investor - really. Join Ivy Bytes, an innovative start-up dedicated to creating accessible content on crucial issues, and Alex Frey, a lifelong investor and Harvard MBA, as they show you: - How you can realistically expect to double your money every 7-10 years - Why most investors achieve stunningly poor returns on their money - and how to avoid turning into one of them - How to choose an investment account that you can keep for the rest of your life - How to out-perform the vast majority of professional investors while taking less risk - How to quickly create a portfolio of diversified ETFs (exchange traded funds) - How to put in as few as three to five hours every year on your investing - and still beat 80% of investors - Why you may not be properly diversified in holding the most popular index mutual funds - How endowments like Yale university have consistently beaten the overall stock market - and what you can learn from them - Why the vast majority of mutual funds fail to live up to their promise - Why your financial adviser and mutual fund manager might be getting more rich than you off of your investments - What the terms "beta" and "alpha" mean - and why understanding them is critical to retiring rich - How to maximize your tax savings by using a 401(k) and IRA - When and how to re-balance your portfolio - How to have the confidence to manage your money for life - And more. About the Authors Alex Frey has been engrossed in the investing world since the age of 16. He has served previously as a research analyst for a major mutual fund company. Alex has successfully passed all three Chartered Financial Analyst examinations, and has an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He lives in San Francisco, CA. When he is not writing, he enjoys reading, investing, and doing just about anything outdoors. Ivy Bytes is an innovative start-up building authoritative, yet accessible guides to subjects in the fields of politics, current events, economics, and finance. Ivy Bytes books are thoroughly researched and extensively fact-checked, so that you can be sure you are getting the latest in mainstream thought - not misguided conspiracy theories or reckless self-promotion.

Alex Frey, "A Beginner's Guide to Investing: How to Grow Your Money the Smart and Easy Way" 
2012 | ISBN-10: 1477463992 | 100 pages | PDF | 0,7 MB

Creating Value Through People: Discussions with Talent Leaders By Mercer

Creating Value Through People: Discussions with Talent Leaders By Mercer

Practical guidance on how to empower people to do their best.
Filled with stories by and fascinating interviews with human capital innovators, Making a Difference Through People provides practical guidance on how to empower people to deliver their best performance by employing their guiding principles. Offering relevant strategies and tactics, each interview is preceded by an introduction that provides a biographical recap and a brief discussion of each innovator.

Creating Value Through People: Discussions with Talent Leaders By Mercer
Publisher: Wiley 2009-01-27 | 271 Pages | ISBN: 0470124156 | PDF | 1 MB

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Commercial Real Estate Investing (3rd Edition)

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Commercial Real Estate Investing, 3rdEdition

Where to buy, when to buy, and how to buy.

Updated and revised, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Commercial Real Estate Investing, Third Edition, is a must-have reference book for aspiring commercial real estate investors/developers.

What little coverage of residential income properties that existed in previous editions has been cut, and the remaining content has been updated to clearly reflect the focus on buying and selling commercial properties.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Commercial Real Estate Investing, 3rdEdition
 by Stuart Leland Rider
English | 2006-03-07 | ISBN: 1592574688 | 432 pages | PDF | 2,8 MB

Worldwide Destinations: The Geography of Travel and Tourism (5th edition)


Worldwide Destinations: The Geography of Travel and Tourism (5th edition)

Worldwide Destinations: The Geography of Travel and Tourism is a unique text that explores the demand, supply, organisational aspects and resources of every tourism destination in the world.
This fifth edition is brought up to date with key features such as:
An exploration of current issues such as climate change, economic capacity, "grey" tourism and social impacts

New full colour interior, packed with helpful pedagogic features, including discussion points and assignements to encourage greater student involvement
A companion website for students and lecturers which incluldes discussion questions and multiple choice questsions with solutions

A new and fully updated edition of Worldwide Destinations Casebook is also available with 38 in-depth cases to help bring textbook theory to life

The book provides thematic chapters at the beginning which detail the geographical knowledge and principles required to understand how to approach the analysis of destinations. The further division of the book into thematic and regional chapters enables the student to carry out a systematic analysis of a particular destination.

Worldwide Destinations: The Geography of Travel and Tourism is an invaluable resource for studying every destination in the world as well as the demand, resources and future of the geography of tourism. This thorough guide is a must-have for any tourism student.

Brian G. Boniface, ‎Chris Cooper - Worldwide Destinations: The Geography of Travel and Tourism (5th edition)
Published: 2009-05-01 | ISBN: 0750689471 | PDF | 656 pages | 25 MB

Oprah Winfrey: A Biography (2nd edition)

"Oprah Winfrey: A Biography (2nd edition)" 

Oprah's life is a bonafide rags-to-riches story that is much more compelling because of her empathy, sense of humor, and ability to communicate and connect with people. Beyond the estimated 30 million American viewers who tune into her television show each week, there are devoted fans in 140 countries where Oprah's show is broadcast. Her life and businesses continue to expand, now encompassing a radio channel, two magazines, and the forthcoming OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network television channel.
This book documents the different aspects of Oprah's life, incorporating the details of her public, private, and philanthropic personas. The seven chapters of Oprah Winfrey: A Biography, Second Edition span the time period from her childhood in rural Mississippi to her present-day status as a global superstar and philanthropist.
Helen S. Garson, "Oprah Winfrey: A Biography (2nd edition)" 
English | 2011 | ISBN: 031335832X | PDF | 212 pages | 3 MB

Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley By Peter Guralnick (1995)

Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley By Peter Guralnick

There's no mention of sequins, drugs, or peanut butter in this understated biography of the teenaged Elvis, a serious and worthy attempt to answer the question, "Who was this guy before he was an icon, the voice of a generation, the King?" The essential clarity and honesty of Guralnick's prose clearly limns the eager, malleable boy whose immense talent changed the course of American music.

Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley By Peter Guralnick
1995 | 576 Pages | ISBN: 0316332259 , 0316332208 | PDF | 12 MB

Women's Work and Wages

Christina Jonung, Inga Persson - Women's Work and Wages

At a time when women in industrialized countries have a stronger and more permanent presence in the labour market than ever before, why does the gender pay gap differ so greatly between countries? The contributors to this book use empirical studies of gender differences in family responsibilities and time allocation to demonstrate how such differences affect women's wages and analyse pay structures and wage mobility throughout Europe.

Christina Jonung, Inga Persson - Women's Work and Wages
Published: 1998-03-19 | ISBN: 0415149037 | PDF | 272 pages | 2 MB

Smart Leaders, Smarter Teams: How You and Your Team Get Unstuck to Get Results

"Smart Leaders, Smarter Teams"

"How You and Your Team Get Unstuck to Get Results"

A proven approach for helping leaders and teams work together to achieve better decisions, greater commitment, and stronger results

More than ever, effective leadership requires us to work as a team, but many leaders struggle to get the results they need. When stakes are high, you can't get great results by just changing what you do. You also need to change how you think. Organizational psychologist and leadership consultant Roger Schwarz applies his 30+ years of experience working with leadership teams to reveal how leaders can drastically improve results by changing their individual and team mindset.

• Provides practical guidance to help teams increase decision quality, decrease implementation time, foster innovation, get commitment, reduce costs and increase trust
• Outlines 5 core values leadership teams can adopt to exponentially improve results
• Author of The Skilled Facilitator and The Skilled Facilitator Fieldbook

Get the results you and your team need. Start by applying the practical wisdom of Smart Leaders, Smarter Teams.

Roger M. Schwarz, "Smart Leaders, Smarter Teams: How You and Your Team Get Unstuck to Get Results"
ISBN: 0787988731 | 2013 | EPUB/MOBI | 272 pages | 1 MB/1 MB

No Regrets: The Life of Edith Piaf

Carolyn Burke, "No Regrets: The Life of Edith Piaf" 

2011 | ISBN: 0307268012 | 304 pages | EPUB, MOBI | 8,8 MB

The iconic French singer comes to life in this enthralling, definitive biography, which captures Edith Piaf’s immense charisma along with the time and place that gave rise to her unprecedented international career.

Raised by turns in a brothel, a circus caravan, and a working-class Paris neighborhood, Piaf began singing on the city’s streets, where she was discovered by a Champs-Elysees cabaret owner. She became a star almost overnight, seducing Paris’s elite and the people of its slums in equal measure with her powerful, passionate voice. No Regrets explores her rise to fame and notoriety, her tumultuous love affairs, and her struggles with drugs, alcohol, and illness, while also drawing on new sources to enhance our knowledge of little-known aspects of her life. Piaf was an unlikely student of poetry and philosophy, who aided Resistance efforts in World War II, wrote the lyrics for nearly one hundred songs (including “La Vie en rose”) and was a crucial mentor to younger singers (including Yves Montand and Charles Aznavour) who absorbed her love of chanson and her exacting approach to their metier.

Here is Piaf in her own world—Paris in the first half of the twentieth century—and in ours. Burke demonstrates how, with her courage, her incomparable art, and her universal appeal, “the little sparrow” endures as a symbol of France and a source of inspiration to entertainers worldwide.


Not I: Memoirs of a German Childhood by Joachim C. Fest


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A portrait of an intellectually rigorous German household opposed to the Nazis and how its members suffered for their political stance
Few writers have deepened our understanding of the Third Reich as much as German historian, biographer, journalist, and critic Joachim Fest. His biography of Adolf Hitler has reached millions of readers around the world. Born in 1926, Fest experienced firsthand the rise of the Nazis, the Second World War, and a catastrophically defeated Germany, thus becoming a vital witness to these difficult years.
In this memoir of his childhood and youth, Fest offers a far-reaching view of how he experienced the war and National Socialism. True to the German Bildung tradition, Fest grows up immersed in the works of Goethe, Schiller, Mörike, Rilke, Kleist, Mozart, and Beethoven. His father, a conservative Catholic teacher, opposes the Nazi regime and as a result loses his job and status. Fest is forced to move to a boarding school in the countryside that he despises, and in his effort to come to terms with his father’s strong political convictions, he embarks on a tireless quest for knowledge and moral integrity that will shape the rest of his life and writing career.

Not I: Memoirs of a German Childhood by Joachim C. Fest
2014 | ISBN: 1590516109 | English | 464 pages | EPUB | 5 MB

One Perfect Life: The Complete Story of the Lord Jesus



One Perfect Life: The Complete Story of the Lord Jesus

Read the best news the world has ever been given about the most significant life in all history—Jesus Christ. In One Perfect Life, Dr. John MacArthur shares with us the complete story of the Eternal Christ from Genesis to Revelation. Using Matthew as the base text, Dr. MacArthur blends the gospels and other biblical material about Jesus into one continuous story that will help you better understand Scripture and grow stronger in your faith. No other harmony of the Gospels includes such extensive study notes to help you unpack the meaning of each verse.

Features include:

Verse-by-verse explanations from one of the most important pastor-teachers of our time
Every verse connected to Christ from Genesis to Revelation
A harmony of the Gospels that demonstrates the inerrancy of Scripture
New King James translation

John MacArthur, "One Perfect Life: The Complete Story of the Lord Jesus"
ISBN: 1401676324 | 2012 | EPUB | 528 pages | 3 MB

Ideas Are Free: How the Idea Revolution Is Liberating People and Transforming Organizations

Ideas Are Free: How the Idea Revolution Is Liberating People and Transforming Organizations by Alan G. Robinson and Dean M. Schroeder

A worker in one of Europe's largest wireless communication companies showed his manager how to repair an error that was costing the company $30 million per year. A secretary at Grapevine Canyon Ranch proposed a simple change to pull the company's website to the top of search engines.

These are just two of many examples in "Ideas Are Free that highlight the single best resource in a company--those frontline employees who can see those telling little details that escape managers. Based on extensive research with hundreds of companies around the world and in every major field, this practical book shows how to draw the most useful ideas from frontline employees and, in the process, significantly improve the atmosphere--and success quotient--of any organization.

Ideas Are Free: How the Idea Revolution Is Liberating People and Transforming Organizations by Alan G. Robinson and Dean M. Schroeder
English | ISBN: 1576752828 | 2004 | 250 pages | EPUB | 0,4 MB

Astronomy and the Climate Crisis By Antony Cooke

Astronomy and the Climate Crisis By Antony Cooke

Climate change is acknowledged as being one of the most important areas of research today. Increasing global temperatures will impact all of us to a greater or lesser extent. From the point of view of research it is an enormously important and complex subject. However, little attention is paid to its relationship to astronomy, the sun in particular but not exclusively.

Though directed at an astronomically inclined readership, and providing some less well-known astronomically related information, studies and concepts, this book will also appeal to a broader public, who need to understand the subject of climate change and learn of all the various theories and possible solutions.

Astronomy and the Climate Crisis By Antony Cooke
2012 | 294 Pages | ISBN: 1461446074 | PDF | 7 MB

Mix & Match Meals

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Making planning and cooking a three course meal a breeze, Mix and Match Meals is an easy to use cookbook specially designed in a split page format so that any combination of foods can be viewed all together on one page.

Divided into three sections Starters, Main Courses, and DessertsMix and Match Meals allows readers to flip through pages, creating their own customized menu one course at a time, with 270 recipes that provide hundreds of thousands of mouthwatering combinations.

From healthy low fat meals, light brunch inspired menus, or indulgent, luxurious dinners, Mix and Match Meals is perfect for cooks who are visual and prefer to plan a menu that is both aesthetic and appetizing.

Mix & Match Meals 
English | 2011 | ISBN: 0756682363 | 192 pages | PDF | 11 MB

101 Healthy Vegan Desserts (Cakes, Cookies, Muffines & Ice cream Vegan Recipes)



Daniel Nadav, "101 Healthy Vegan Desserts (Cakes, Cookies, Muffines & Ice cream Vegan Recipes)"


“101 original, easy and delicious healthy vegan recipes from all over the world (Cakes, Muffins, Cookies and Ice creams).

After the dizzying success of the three previous bestsellers, Daniel Nadav’s third cookbook is mainly for people who are crazy about desserts and, on the other hand, want to maintain a healthy and harmonious vegan diet.

Are you familliar with the claim that vegans do not have delicious desserts? Have you encountered the prejudiced belief that vegans have only dates as a dessert? I am personally very familiar with this prejudice, and the aim of this book is to show 101 original and easy ways to make dozens of wonderful, healthy, natural and nutritious desserts that will astonish your guests!

In 101 healthy vegan desserts you will find:

Chapter 1: Healthy vegan cakes recipes
Chapter 2: Super easy vegan muffins recipes
Chapter 3: Amazing vegan cookies recipes
Chapter 4: Original Vegan home made ice creams recipes”

Daniel Nadav, "101 Healthy Vegan Desserts (Cakes, Cookies, Muffines & Ice cream Vegan Recipes)"
ISBN: n/a | ASIN: B00HS4B3JI | 2014 | 219 pages | EPUB/MOBI/PDF | 6MB

Build Your Own Electric Vehicle - 2 edition

Build Your Own Electric Vehicle, 2 edition by Bob Brant and Seth Leitman

Go Green-Go Electric! Faster, Cheaper, More Reliable While Saving Energy and the Environment
This new, updated edition of Build Your Own Electric Vehicle contains everything that made the first edition so popular while adding all the technological advances and new parts that are readily available on the market today.

Build Your Own Electric Vehicle gets on the expressway to a green, ecologically sound, cost-effective way that even can look cool, too!

This comprehensive how-to goes through the process of transforming an internal combustion engine vehicle to electric or even building an EV from scratch for as much or even cheaper than purchasing a traditional car. The book describes each component in detail---motor, battery, controller, charger, and chassis---and provides step-by-step instructions on how to put them all together.

Build Your Own Electric Vehicle, Second Edition, covers:
EV vs. Combustible Engine Overview
Environmental and Energy Savings
EV Evolution since the First Electric Car
Current Purchase and Conversion Costs
Chassis and Design
Today's Best Motors
Battery Discharging/Charging Styles
Electrical Systems
Licensing and Insurance Issues
Driving
Maintenance
Related Clubs and Associations
Additional Resources

Build Your Own Electric Vehicle, 2 edition by Bob Brant and Seth Leitman
English | 2008 | ISBN-10: 0071543732 | PDF | 327 pages | 15,7 MB

Sniper in Action: History, Equipment, Techniques

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The equipment, techniques, tactics and profiles of the world's most famous snipers. 80 photographs and 40 line drawings. Focusing on famous snipers throughout history, Sniper in Action explores the origins, development and impact of the sniper from the American War of Independence to the present day. Featuring numerous first-hand accounts, famous 'crack shots' are profiled, such as Vasili Zaitsev, a hero of the battle of Stalingrad, Vietnam War marksman Chuck Mawhinney, credited with 103 kills, and Timothy L. Kellner, credited with 139 kills in the recent Iraq conflict. As well as profiling famous snipers, the book details the equipment, tactics, and techniques of the marksman as it has developed on the battlefield from the original skirmishers of the late eighteenth century to the highly trained specialists of today's hi-tech armed forces. Packed with first hand accounts, Sniper in Action is the definitive guide to these secretive and deadly individuals and the role they have played in conflicts over the last three hundred years.

Charles Stronge, "Sniper in Action: History, Equipment, Techniques" 
English | ISBN: 190744629X | 2010 | EPUB, MOBI | 192 pages | 22 MB, 24 MB

Voltage References: From Diodes to Precision High-Order Bandgap Circuits

Gabriel Alfonso Rincon-Mora, "Voltage References: From Diodes to Precision High-Order Bandgap Circuits" 

The foremost tutorial resource on the design of integrated voltage references, from theory to real-life practice.
Voltage References covers the conceptual history and scope of practical design issues behind marketable and precision integrated voltage references. Effectual for professionals and understandable to novice designers, this book provides a familiarity with simple rudimentary design as well as precision state-of-the-art ones. Also covered are the design implications on SOC solutions, and low-voltage, low-power, and noisy mixed-signal environments. Enhanced with design examples, this volume will increase the reader's understanding of analog integrated circuits and the issues involved in producing commercially marketable and reliable devices.

Gabriel Alfonso Rincon-Mora, "Voltage References: From Diodes to Precision High-Order Bandgap Circuits" 
English | 2001 | ISBN: 0471143367 | PDF | pages: 184 | 7,3 mb

Foods That Combat Heart Diseas

Foods That Combat Heart Diseas By Lynn Sonberg

EAT RIGHT -- LIVE MUCH LONGER!Heart disease is the number-one killer of men and women in the United States. Yet, in many cases, this deadly condition is preventable. Simply by switching to a heart-healthy diet, the risk of heart disease can be significantly reduced . . . by as much as 70%!No longer will confusing, outdated information and misconceptions about what truly constitutes a heart-strengthening diet be an impediment to a healthy lifestyle.Foods That Combat Heart Disease breaks down all the research and presents the all-important findings in a clear and comprehensive format.This indispensable guidebook includes:
• An easy-to-use nutrition counter featuring more than 2,000 foods, highlighting their heart disease-fighting properties
• Menu plans and delicious, heart-friendly recipes for every meal of the day
• The latest facts and research presented in a readable and accessible language
• Invaluable tips on how to get started today on your new, heart-healthy lifestyle!
FOODS THAT COMBAT HEART DISEASEA fresh start to a healthier life!

Foods That Combat Heart Diseas By Lynn Sonberg
2006 | 272 Pages | ISBN: 0060775297 | EPUB + MOBI | 8 MB + 8 MB

Beyond the Label: A Guide to Unlocking a Child's Educational Potential

Beyond the Label: A Guide to Unlocking a Child's Educational Potential

When a child is struggling with a learning disability or behavioral disorder, it can be overwhelming for their parents, who often do not know what to do or where to turn for help. This groundbreaking book is a "must have" for any parent, educator, or person who cares for and wants to help children who face challenges in school. It will help you to recognize the warning signs that may indicate a potential problem with a child and explain how to find the best help.

This superb guide shows you how to obtain the necessary assessment(s) that will help you to better understand a child's strengths and weaknesses. It also describes what an educational "accommodation" is and how it can serve as a bridge to learning. Every child has the legal right to fully access the learning environment and to show what they truly know when taking tests. The authors describe how accommodations specifically target a child's weaknesses in order to level the playing field in the classroom and during test taking situations. Accommodations can be as simple as giving the child extra time to finish a test or allowing them to take a test in a smaller group to minimize distractions. In addition, this handbook outlines the relevant research to help you understand the big picture of a child's learning and emotional needs.

The authors offer extensive discussion of issues such as attention and concentration, memory, executive functioning, language, visual perception and processing, emotional functioning, and social skills. Throughout, they stress that, by focusing on behaviors and not labels, you will be able to better understand the whats, whys, and hows of a child's learning and emotional challenges.

Beyond the Label: A Guide to Unlocking a Child's Educational Potential by Karen L. Schiltz, Amy M. Schonfeld and Tara A. Niendam
English | ISBN: 0199747059 | 2011 | 240 pages | PDF | 1 MB