Michael J. Lewis

  • Which Song is the Best and Why? Read it and see! Organized by rank, from 1 to 100, this illustrated celebration of the best songs by the boys who revolutionized rock-and-roll includes expert commentary, historical context, interview material, and lots of great sidebars (including "best" lists from some of today's pop music powerhouses.) Like all "best of" lists, the book's opinionated stance generates animated discussion. Here, There, and Everywhere is profusely illustrated with photos of the band at work and play, and all of the unforgettable album-cover art. Appendices include a complete song list, discography, videography, and bibliography, making it a one-stop source of Beatles facts and figures.

  • The Methodical Compendium of Concentrated Portfolio Options Managing Concentrated Stock Wealth, Second Edition is the adviser's guide to skillfully managing the risk and opportunity presented by concentrated stock holdings. Written by Tim Kochis, a recognized leader in financial planning, this book walks you through twenty strategies for managing concentrated stock wealth. Each strategy equips you with the tools and information you need to preserve and grow your clients' wealth. Supported with examples from the author's forty years of experience, this practical resource shows you the available options, the best order for clients to review those options, and the reasons why some options are better than others. Kochis addresses common obstacles-such as securities law, taxes, and psychological resistance-and shows you the strategies and execution to prevail. This new second edition includes: Updated references, calculations, and illustrations regarding the latest tax laws Revised coverage of derivatives strategies and more examples of potential blind spots Tactics to convince some clients to diversify their portfolios and optimize their wealth Techniques to exploit concentration in pursuance of greater wealth They say that you should never put all of your eggs in one basket, but compensation packages, inheritances, IPOs, buyouts, and other situations leave many investors holding a significant portion of their wealth in one stock-often leaving their portfolios in a dangerous position. Managing Concentrated Stock Wealth, Second Edition shows you how to manage the risks and turn a precarious position into an advantage.

  • This book covers many aspects of thermal processing of milk and milk products with particular focus on UHT processing. It commences with an overview of the major thermal processing technologies: thermisation, pasteurisation, extended-shelf-life (ESL), UHT and in-container sterilisation.  It discusses the principles of the technologies, the processing and packaging equipment used, processing issues such as temperature-time profiles, heat stability, fouling and cleaning, and the quality and safety aspects of the products produced. It provides a balance of the engineering aspects of the processes and the chemical, microbiological and sensory aspects of the products.  The changes that occur in products during processing and storage, and the related defects which can arise, are central to the book.  The discussions of these changes will be an aid to industry personnel in identifying the causes of quality defects in these products and devising measures which can be taken to eliminate or minimise the defects.

  • Autoimmune (IgG4-related) Pancreatitis and Cholangitis reviews the breadth of clinical, imaging, histological, laboratory, and imaging features associated with IgG4-associated systemic disease, especially AIP and IAC. Written by experts in their fields, each chapter includes an overview of existing data as well as the most up-to-date scientific information and emerging data. The book also addresses areas of uncertainty and controversy, briefly highlighting clinical and research needs relative to the respective topic. Comprehensive and easy to use, Autoimmune (IgG4-related) Pancreatitis and Cholangitis is a valuable resource for physicians who deal with or are interested in these complex disease processes, including gastroenterologists, hepatologists, and surgeons.

  • This third edition of the Handbook of Poisonous and Injurious Plants is designed to assist the clinician in the initial response to the needs of a child or adult exposed to a poisonous or injurious plant. It highlights common and important plants that lead to the adverse effects upon exposure, and it describes the mechanisms of action of the implicated toxin, clinical manifestations, and specific therapeutics, as available, for each. This truly comprehensive resource is botanically rigorous with insights from both the pharmacognosy and medical literature. At the same time, it is also for those who are interested in growing and enjoying the plants in their environment, filling in a not-often-discussed botanical and horticultural niche that goes beyond their beautiful physical appearance. Plants contain many useful chemicals that humans have used for millennia as botanical curatives. This book will help the reader understand the fine balance between a medication and a poison, why plants contain these natural substances, and their impact on the human body.

    With its thorough references and full-color photos of hundreds of potentially toxic and injurious plants inside and outside the home, this book is useful for identifying and addressing concerns about cultivated species and those found in the wild.

    This book will be of interest to botanists, horticulturists, clinicians, and naturalists as well as hikers, gardeners, and all those who simply enjoy the wonders of nature and the great outdoors.  

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