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Human Resources War Stories
In the Trenches
by Kevin M. Breese
Pub Date 02 Jun 2017
Human Resources War Stories: In the Trenches portrays the life of a Human Resources professional with five well-respected and recognized public and private companies. It provides a guide and blueprint for both entry level and experienced HR people in having a great career in the field of HR. All the values and principles established and articulated in this...
The Think Big Movement: Grow your business big. Very Big!
by Jon Dwoskin
Pub Date 15 Aug 2017
The Think Big Movement is a business book filled with invaluable insight on how to grow your business. It gives you the tools, best practices and step-by-step guidance you've been craving to move your business forward, at any stage in its growth. The result? Your business soars to new heights.
Follow Jacob, the main character in this business book told as a...
The Pharmacy Professional's Guide to Resumes, CVs & Interviewing
by Thomas P. Reinders
Pub Date 01 Aug 2017
This latest edition of this popular resource for student pharmacists and pharmacy professionals provides step-by-step instructions on preparing the résumé, the CV, and cover letters, and preparing for the interview. This is a valuable resource for anyone seeking employment in the pharmacy field. The “start-to-finish” approach walks the reader through...
Champion Your Career
Winning in the World of Work
by Halimah Bellows
Pub Date 25 Mar 2016
Designed as a self-paced career development workshop in book format, Champion Your Career: Winning in the World of Work provides self-assessment tools to enable individuals to explore their personal passions, values, strengths and skills along with sound strategies and resources for decision making, goal setting and networking to being a fulfilling new...
Crisscross Applesauce and Shut the Hell Up
10 Reflective Lessons for New and Seasoned Teachers
by Colleen Schmit
Pub Date 03 May 2016
Rekindle your love for teaching with these attitude-adjusting tips and strategies for self-reflection.
Among district demands, peer expectations, and a fierce schedule in a sometimes thankless industry, it's understandable how teachers can lose the love of teaching. It's time to take a breath and reflect.
With Crisscross Applesauce you'll learn what you can...
Home Remodeling Done Right, On Time, and On Budget
by Monica D. Higgins
Pub Date 28 Oct 2017
Most homeowners are uninformed and ill-prepared for big-ticket remodels. The knowledge they do have often comes from reality-TV home makeover shows that gloss over the ingredients essential to success. This book by a construction management pro gives homeowners increased confidence in making remodeling decisions, and peace of mind. Learn the six biggest...
The Lost Art of High-Performance Driving
How to Get the Most Out of Your Modern Performance Car
by Ross Bentley
Pub Date 01 Jul 2017
Become a better performance driver with Speed Secrets
With the promise of autonomous vehicles in our near future, and current cars equipped with all sorts of mind-boggling "driver aides," many feel that the art (and science) of performance driving has been lost - or will be. But no! For every device designed to take the act of driving out of our hands, the...
Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
by Max Tegmark
Pub Date 29 Aug 2017
Storey's Guide to Raising Dairy Goats, 5th Edition
Breed Selection, Feeding, Fencing, Health Care, Dairying, Marketing
by Jerry Belanger, Sara Thomson Bredesen
Pub Date 20 Feb 2018
This best-selling handbook is packed with detailed information on housing, feeding, and fencing dairy goats. It’s been the trusted resource on the topic for farmers and homesteaders since it was originally published in 1975, and the new edition — completely updated and redesigned — makes Storey’s Guide to Raising Dairy Goats more comprehensive and...
Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens, 4th Edition
Breed Selection, Facilities, Feeding, Health Care, Managing Layers & Meat Birds
by Gail Damerow
Pub Date 26 Dec 2017
Serious poultry farmers and backyard bird raisers have relied on this best-selling reference for more than 20 years. The fourth edition of Gail Damerow’s comprehensive handbook is now completely revised and redesigned, making it more accessible and informative than ever. You’ll get the most up-to-date details on shelter, food, health care, eggs, chicks, and...
The War on Kids
How American Juvenile Justice Lost Its Way
by Cara H. Drinan
Pub Date 01 Nov 2017
In 2003, when Terrence Graham was sixteen, he and three other teens attempted to rob a barbeque restaurant in Jacksonville, Florida. Though they left with no money, and no one was seriously injured, Terrence was sentenced to die in prison for his involvement in that crime.
As shocking as Terrence's sentence sounds, it is merely a symptom of contemporary...
Ethics and Law in Everyday Life
by Deborah L. Rhode
Pub Date 01 Nov 2017
Cheating is deeply embedded in everyday life. The costs of the most common forms of cheating total close to a trillion dollars annually. Part of the problem is that many individuals fail to see such behavior as a serious problem. "Everyone does it" is a common rationalization, and one that comes uncomfortably close to the truth. That perception is also...
How to Survive and Thrive in the Third Digital Revolution
by Neil Gershenfeld, Alan Gershenfeld, Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld
Pub Date 14 Nov 2017
Two digital revolutions-in computing and communication- have radically transformed our economy and lives. A third digital revolution is upon us, in fabrication. Beyond the hype around 3D printers, digital fabrication technologies are exponentially...
A Most Elegant Equation
Eulers Formula and the Beauty of Mathematics
by David Stipp
Pub Date 07 Nov 2017
Bertrand Russell wrote that mathematics can exalt "as surely as poetry." This is especially true of one equation: ei(pi) + 1 = 0, the brainchild of Leonhard Euler, the Mozart of mathematics. More than two centuries after Euler's death, it is still regarded as a conceptual diamond of unsurpassed beauty. Called Euler's identity or God's equation, it includes...
The Lives and Work of Great Mathematicians
by Ian Stewart
Pub Date 12 Sep 2017
A celebrated mathematician traces the history of math through the lives and work of twenty-five pioneering mathematicians
In Significant Figures acclaimed mathematician Ian Stewart introduces the visionaries of mathematics throughout history. Delving into the lives of twenty-five great mathematicians, Stewart examines the roles they played in creating...
by Ian Lamont
Pub Date 12 Sep 2017
Most new media is destined to fail. Whether it’s a song, film, website, book, video game, advertisement, or other types of media production, it’s extremely difficult to create works that resonate with audiences.
Lean Media can give creators and media companies an edge. The framework has worked for some of the biggest media brands and most well-known...
The Workplace Writer’s Process
A Guide to Getting the Job Done
by Anne Janzer
Pub Date 18 Jul 2017
The Secrets of Business Writing Success
If writing is any part of your job, you owe it to yourself to figure out how to get it done consistently, efficiently, and successfully.
This book covers the business communication skills no one teaches you in writing class:
- What the “curse of knowledge” is and how to avoid it
- How to streamline collaboration with...
Mathematics the Truth
Moving Mathematics Teaching into the Age of Quantum Mechanics and Relativity
by Malcolm Cameron
Pub Date 02 Oct 2017
Mathematics the Truth
‘Moving mathematics teaching into the age of quantum mechanics and relativity.’
by Malcolm Cameron
“Serious, light-hearted, insight.”
“Shakes mathematics teaching icons …”
“Rescues mathematics from a black hole.”
Currently mathematics is taught like a Latin, without motivation, restricted to the period from Euclid in the BC to...
The Anticipatory Organization
Turn Disruption and Change into Opportunity and Advantage
by Daniel Burrus
Pub Date 10 Oct 2017
Technology-driven change is accelerating at an exponential rate, but moving fast in the wrong direction will only get you into trouble faster! Reacting to problems and digital disruptions, no matter how agile you and your organization are, is no longer good enough.
The Anticipatory Organization teaches you how...
The Key to Making Money on Craigslist
How I Make Thousands in My Spare Time
by Steven Fies
Pub Date 05 Nov 2014
The Key to Making Money on Craigslist features a complete system for building sustainable wealth through merchandise resale. Over the course of more than 275 pages, Steven Fies shows you exactly how he did over $20,000.00 in sales and earned over $6,000.00 in gross profit in one year on Craigslist – all in just a few hours per week. With a core focus on...
24 Hour Business Plan Template
How to Validate Your Startup Ideas and Plan Your Business Venture
by Steven Fies
Pub Date 29 Jun 2016
Writing a business plan should be simple, dynamic, and straightforward.
More importantly, it must be a FUNCTIONAL tool that advances you forward towards your goals -- rather than holding you back due to endless tinkering and perfecting of your plan without taking action.
Enter the 24 Hour Business Plan Template, your functional tool to get you there as...
The Fine Print of Self-Publishing
A Primer on Contracts, Printing Costs, Royalties, Distribution, E-Books, and Marketing, Fifth Edition
by Mark Levine
Pub Date 07 Jun 2016
Covering everything from how to determine printing costs and calculate royalties to the most up-to-date marketing strategies, The Fine Print of Self-Publishing has become the go-to book for authors considering self-publishing. Now in its sixth edition, The Fine Print delves into more topics than ever before, including a comparison of the quality of finished...
Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs: An Interactive Approach to Self-Care
by Daniel L. Krinsky et. al.
Pub Date 02 Dec 2014
The Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs: An Interactive Approach to Self-Care contains the most authoritative information on nonprescription drug pharmacotherapy, nutritional supplements, medical foods, nondrug and preventive measures, and complementary therapies. The 18th edition shows students and practitioners how to assess and triage a patient’s medical...
Artful Rainwater Design
Creative Ways to Manage Stormwater
by Eliza Pennypacker, Stuart Echols
Pub Date 19 May 2015
Stormwater management as art? Absolutely. Rain is a resource that should be valued and celebrated, not merely treated as an urban design problem—and yet, traditional stormwater treatment methods often range from ugly to forgettable. Artful Rainwater Design shows that it’s possible to effectively manage runoff while also creating inviting, attractive...
Sustainability in America's Cities
Creating the Green Metropolis
by Matthew Slavin
Pub Date 29 Apr 2011
"Sustainability" is more than the latest "green" buzzword. It represents a new way of viewing the interactions of human society and the natural world. Sustainability in America's Cities highlights how America's largest cities are acting to develop sustainable solutions to conflicts between development and environment.
As sustainability rises to the top of...
Foundational Readings for Students and Professionals
by Edited by Peter G. Brown and Jeremy J. Schmidt
Pub Date 27 Jan 2010
Having manipulated water for irrigation, energy, and burgeoning urban centers, humans are facing the reality that although fresh water is renewable, it is as finite as any other resource. Countries, states, and cities are now scrambling to develop an intelligent, well-informed approach to mitigate the growing global water crisis. Water Ethics is based...
Light the Dark
Writers on Creativity, Inspiration, and the Artistic Process
by Joe Fassler
Pub Date 26 Sep 2017
What inspires you? That's the simple, but profound question posed to forty-six renowned authors in LIGHT THE DARK...
How to Study Public Life
Methods in Urban Design
by Jan Gehl, Birgitte Svarre
Pub Date 15 Oct 2013
Taking Back Eden
Eight Environmental Cases that Changed the World
by Oliver A. Houck
Pub Date 06 Nov 2009
Taking Back Eden is the gripping tale of an idea—that ordinary people have the right to go to court to defend their environment—told through the stories of lawsuits brought in eight countries around the world. Starting in the United States in the l960’s, this idea is now traveling the planet, with impacts not just on imperiled environments but on systems...
State of the World 2015
Hidden Threats to Sustainability
by The Worldwatch Institute
Pub Date 15 Apr 2015
We think we understand environmental damage: pollution, water scarcity, a warming world. But these problems are just the tip of the iceberg. Food insecurity, financial assets drained of value by environmental damage, and a rapid rise in diseases of animal origin are among the underreported consequences of an unsustainable global system.
In State of the World...
The New Science of Eating
by Charles Spence
Pub Date 20 Jun 2017
Why do we consume 35 percent more food when eating with one other person, and 75 percent more when dining with three? How do we explain the fact that people who like strong coffee drink more of it under bright lighting? And why does...
The Science of Open Spaces
Theory and Practice for Conserving Large, Complex Systems
by Charles G. Curtin
Pub Date 23 Jul 2015
From the days of the American Frontier, the term "open spaces" has evoked a vision of unspoiled landscapes stretching endlessly toward the horizon, of nature operating on its own terms without significant human interference. Ever since, government agencies, academia, and conservation organizations have promoted policies that treat large, complex systems...
Motivational Interviewing for Health Care Professionals:
A Sensible Approach
by Bruce A. Berger and William A. Villaume
Pub Date 01 Aug 2013
"This can serve as a useful reference and should be reviewed by any healthcare professional whose interactions with patients involve changing patient behavior or patients making decisions related to their healthcare."--Christina Rose, PharmD (Temple University Hospital)
Motivational Interviewing for Health Care Professionals: A Sensible Approach presents...
Pharmacy Professional’s Guide to Resumes, CVs, and Interviewing, (The) 3rd Edition
by Thomas P. Reinders
Pub Date 15 Mar 2011
"A variety of books are available to help people present themselves in the best light as they pursue new jobs; however, resources currently available do not focus specifically on the field of pharmacy. This book fills that niche for students, residents, and pharmacists in a variety of practice settings, as well as pharmacy technicians."
—Kristi W. Kelley...
100 Years of Ford Trucks
by Patrick Foster
Pub Date 01 Jun 2017
In July 1917 Ford Motor Company introduced a one-ton chassis for commercial trucks, marking what many historians feel was its official entry into the dedicated truck business. Prior to this the company had offered commercial cars, including depot hacks and delivery van bodies mounted on its standard passenger car chassis. Dealers had also offered small...
Reinventing America's Schools
Creating a 21st Century Education System
by David Osborne
Pub Date 05 Sep 2017
From David Osborne, the author of Reinventing Government—a biting analysis of the failure of America's public schools and a comprehensive plan for revitalizing American education.
In Reinventing America's Schools David Osborne, one of the world's foremost experts on public sector reform, offers a comprehensive analysis of the charter school movements and...
State of Readiness
Operational Excellence as Precursor to Becoming a High-Performance Organization
by Joseph F. Paris Jr.
Pub Date 16 May 2017
Accelerated Strategy Development and Execution
The company of today has its supply chains and finances stretched further around the globe than ever before while simultaneously having increasing pressures to drive value across a complicated and fluid set of metrics and deliver innovations, products, and services more quickly and reliably. The competitive...
The Essential Garden Design Workbook
Completely Revised and Expanded Third Edition
by Rosemary Alexander; Rachel Myers
Pub Date 09 Aug 2017
The third edition of The Essential Garden Design Workbook is fully updated with new color photograph and illustrations. It features new informaion on designing with computer-aided design (CAD), details on sustainability ad biodiversity, and important advice on working with contractors. It features all new...
27 Strategies to Grow, Lead, and Manage Your Business
by Jill Schiefelbein
Pub Date 14 Mar 2017
When Good Communication Skills Aren’t Enough
Telling the story of your business is about more than writing grammatically correct proposals and emails or speaking to investors without using “ums” and “uhs.” To get your message across, you have to find a dynamic way to reach your vast audience of stakeholders, consumers, and competitors. Business ...
Cultivating a Creative Culture
by Justin Dauer
Pub Date 13 Jun 2017
We create human-centered interactions and experiences in our field. Empathetic purpose drives our every decision. Mobile First? In reality, it’s humans first. This same mentality, turned inward, forms the cornerstone of something amazing: a creative culture.
Designers and front-enders have a unique advantage in...
Sustainable Stormwater Management
A Landscape-Driven Approach to Planning and Design
by Tom Liptan
Pub Date 05 Jul 2017
Nature devises ingenious systems for the management and delivery of water in all its phases. No additional infrastructure is required—the water systems are in place, naturally. But once the natural environment has been disrupted by human development, stormwater becomes an issue that requires...
How to Pass Numerical Reasoning Tests
Over 550 Practice Questions
by Heidi Smith
Pub Date 03 Jun 2017
Containing the largest bank of test questions on the market, How to Pass Numerical Reasoning Tests provides advice, practice and exercises to help you prepare for the rigorous tests used by employers, helping you to build up speed, accuracy and confidence.
An overview of the basics is followed by a step-by-step guide to numerical tests, covering:
What Everyone Needs to Know®
by Leslie P. Francis, John G. Francis
Pub Date 03 Jul 2017
We live more and more of our lives online; we rely on the internet as we work, correspond with friends and loved ones, and go through a multitude of mundane activities like paying bills, streaming videos, reading the news, and listening to music. Without thinking twice, we operate with the understanding that the data that traces these activities will not be...
An Explanation without Probability
by Devinder Kumar Dhiman
Pub Date 18 Apr 2017
In the year 1900, the famous professor of physics in the University of Berlin, Max Planck, derived a formula for energy distribution of black-body radiation. He gave the explanation of his formula using quantization of energy, which was a great shift from the classical physics and led to the birth of Quantum physics.In this formula, he also made use of...
Naive Set Theory
by Paul R. Halmos
Pub Date 19 Apr 2017
This classic by one of the twentieth century's most prominent mathematicians offers a concise introduction to set theory. Suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduate students in mathematics, it employs the language and notation of informal mathematics. There are very few displayed theorems; most of the facts are stated in simple terms, followed by a...
Get In Get Noticed Get Promoted
by Denise Dudley
Pub Date 10 May 2017
Happiness, success and fulfillment. Isn't it what we're all asking for? And when you're new to the work world, or beginning a new career path, that's most certainly the dream-and Work it! shows you how to achieve it. Work it! seeks to help young professionals everywhere take charge of their careers, and find meaningful employment in their ideal line of...
Engaging with Veteran Talent
A quick and practical guide to sourcing, hiring, onboarding, and developing Veteran employees
by Lida Citroën
Pub Date 01 Jun 2017
With hundreds of thousands of military veterans entering the workforce each year, employers of all sizes are curious about hiring and engaging with veterans. While many larger companies with robust and vibrant veteran hiring programs already in place have built the infrastructure and operationalized their vision to hire veterans, a majority are still...
Happy Teachers Change the World
A Guide for Cultivating Mindfulness in Education
by Thich Nhat Hanh, Katherine Weare
Pub Date 06 Jun 2017
Beginning firmly with...