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  • The body matters, in practice. How then might we think about the body in our work in and on professional practice, learning and education? What value is there in realising and articulating the notion of the professional practitioner as crucially embodied? Beyond that, what of conceiving of the professional practice field itself as a living corporate body? How is the body implicated in understanding and researching professional practice, learning and education? Body/Practice is an extensive volume dedicated to exploring these and related questions, philosophically and empirically. It constitutes a rare but much needed reframing of scholarship relating to professional practice and its relation with professional learning and professional education more generally. It takes bodies seriously, developing theoretical frameworks, offering detailed analyses from empirical studies, and opening up questions of representation.The book is organized into four parts: I. `Introducing the Body in Professional Practice, Learning and Education'; II. `Thinking with the Body in Professional Practice'; III. `The Body in Question in Health Professional Education and Practice'; IV. `Concluding Reflections'. It brings together researchers from a range of disciplinary and professional practice fields, including particular reference to Health and Education. Across fifteen chapters, the authors explore a broad range of issues and challenges with regard to corporeality, practice theory and philosophy, and professional education, providing an innovative, coherent and richly informed account of what it means to bring the body back in, with regard to professional education and beyond.

  • Globally, the health sector faces significant demands for reform and improvement to meet the needs of the 21st Century. To achieve that goal, highly sophisticated and capable leaders are required across all dimensions of the health system. This book describes the key challenges that demand reform, why better leadership is the source code for better system performance, and the issues that stand in the way of getting that leadership. It includes substantive treatment of the modern democratic challenges that healthcare leaders face; and the essence of what it means to be a leader in today's world. The essence of leadership itself is described, and the case made for the need for people to use the workplace as the place to develop leadership rather than relying solely on formal programs. It will also outline a self-directed learning process that any individual leader-citizen, clinician, or senior executive-can use to develop their own leadership capability, and thus become more active as a leader of change. This book addresses the need for leaders to think on a system-wide scale. A second part of the book focuses primarily on the Canadian Health system and LEADS in a Caring Environment capabilities framework, and the link between LEADS and frameworks in Australia and the UK. LEADS was developed through a partnership between members of the Healthcare Leaders Association of British Columbia and the Canadian College of Health Leaders, the Canadian Health Leadership Network and Royal Roads University. Currently it is stewarded by a not-for-profit collaboration that has endorsed LEADS as an evidence-informed set of national expectations for Canadian health leaders. LEADS has been endorsed by many health organizations in almost all provinces in Canada as a foundation for their talent management programs in leadership (development and succession planning). The book will address the research foundations for the LEADS framework; how it was developed; the framework's contents; its congruence with other national frameworks, and how LEADS can be used as a model to envisage and plan change.

  • Genetic Programming Theory and Practice IV was developed from the fourth workshop at the University of Michigan's Center for the Study of Complex Systems to facilitate the exchange of ideas and information related to the rapidly advancing field of Genetic Programming (GP). Contributions from the foremost international researchers and practitioners in the GP arena examine the similarities and differences between theoretical and empirical results on real-world problems. The text explores the synergy between theory and practice, producing a comprehensive view of the state of the art in GP application.
    This volume represents a watershed moment in the GP field in that GP has begun to move from hand-crafted software used primarily in academic research, to an engineering methodology applied to commercial applications. It is a unique and indispensable tool for academics, researchers and industry professionals involved in GP, evolutionary computation, machine learning and artificial intelligence.

  • Medien sind zu Unrecht noch nicht im Vertriebsalltag deutscher B2B-Unternehmen angekommen. Anhand einer umfangreichen Empirie veranschaulicht Fabian Bill in diesem Buch, dass sich insbesondere durch eine Vernetzung über soziale Netzwerke die Kundenloyalität steigern lässt. Gleichzeitig sind bisher nicht einmal 5% der Vertriebsmitarbeiter mit ihren Kunden über diese Medien verlinkt. In einer zweiten Studie deckt der Autor zudem negative Folgen enger und freundschaftlicher Beziehungen zwischen Vertriebsmitarbeitern und deren Kunden auf. Demnach besteht die Gefahr von Loyalitätskonflikten, wenn sich Vertriebsmitarbeiter zu stark an ihre Kunden binden. So zeichnet Fabian Bill in seinem Werk ein umfassendes Bild der Vertriebsmitarbeiter-Kunden-Beziehung im B2B-Kontext.

  • Contents Should we tell you the whole story? Of course, there is an inevitable tension in trying to work like this. For example, in Chapter 16 we talk about referential integrity. There are - sentially six different flavors of referential integrity but Access only s- ports four of them (they are the most important ones however, so you aren't missing out on too much). The problem is this. Should we tell you about the other two? If we do, as an Access user you have every right to be annoyed that we are telling you about a feature you can't use. On the other hand, the six different types that we describe are part of the re- tional world and this book is about that world - we are not trying to teach you how to use Access, we are simply using Access to illustrate the relational model. Ultimately we decided to risk your ire and to describe all of the features of the relational model as we see it, even if Access doesn't support all of them. One advantage of this approach is that if you need to use a different database engine you will almost certainly find the extra information useful. Incidentally, this is not meant to imply that Access is somehow lacking as a relational database engine. The reason we chose it for the first book is that it is such a good example of a relational database tool.

  • concentrates on teaching techniques using as much theory as needed.application of the techniques to many problems of materials characterization.Mssbauer spectroscopy is a profound analytical method which has nevertheless continued to develop. The authors now present a state-of-the art book which consists of two parts. The first part details the fundamentals of Mssbauer spectroscopy and is based on a book published in 1978 in the Springer series 'Inorganic Chemistry Concepts' by P. Gütlich, R. Link and A.X. Trautwein. The second part covers useful practical aspects of measurements, and the application of the techniques to many problems of materials characterization. The update includes the use of synchroton radiation and many instructive and illustrative examples in fields such as solid state chemistry, biology and physics, materials and the geosciences, as well as industrial applications.  Special chapters on magnetic relaxation phenomena (S. Morup) and computation of hyperfine interaction parameters (F. Neese) are also included. The book concentrates on teaching the technique using theory as much as needed and as little as possible. The reader will learn the fundamentals of the technique and how to apply it to many problems of materials characterization. Transition metal chemistry, studied on the basis of the most widely used Mssbauer isotopes, will be in the foreground.

  • Das Bremsenhandbuch ermglicht einen tiefen Einblick in den heutigen Stand, die Potentiale und die zukünftige Entwicklung von Kraftfahrzeugbremsanlagen. Mikroelektronik und Mechatronik haben das technische Potential und die Funktionalität von Bremsanlagen enorm gesteigert. Hydraulisch, elektrohydraulisch oder elektromechanisch betätigte Bremsen und die gesamte Bremsanlage mit all ihren Komponenten sind ein unverzichtbarer Teil des heute bereits erreichten bzw. zukünftig noch mglichen Niveaus der Sicherheit, der Fahrerassistenz und der Unfallvermeidung.
    Das Bremsenhandbuch behandelt umfassend Grundlagen, Anforderungen, Auslegung, Simulation, Komponenten, Systeme, Betriebsverhalten und Funktionen im modernen Fahrzeug. Es berücksichtigt dabei Personenwagen, Nutzfahrzeuge, Anhänger, Schienenfahrzeuge, geländegängige Rad- und Kettenfahrzeuge, Motor- und Fahrräder sowie Rennfahrzeuge und Flugzeuge.
    Diese dritte Auflage wurde gründlich überarbeitet, aktualisiert und z.B. durch neue Kapitel zu Bremssystemen von Schienenfahrzeugen, mechatronischen Systemen, mechanischen Bremsen in Industrieanlagen oder Bremsen mit nichtmetallischen Bremsscheiben erheblich erweitert. Einheitliche Formelzeichen wurden für alle Kapitel eingeführt.

  • This book presents current innovative, alternative and creative approaches that challenge traditional mechanisms in and across disciplines and industries targeting societal impact. A common thread throughout the book is human-centered, uni and multi-modal strategies across the range of human technologies, including sensing and stimuli; virtual and augmented worlds; games for serious applications; accessibility; digital-ethics and more. Focusing on engaging, meaningful, and motivating activities that at the same time offer systemic information on human condition, performance and progress, the book is of interest to anyone seeking to gain insights into the field, be they students, teachers, practicing professionals, consultants, or family representatives. By offering a wider perspective, it addresses the need for a core text that evokes and provokes, engages and demands and stimulates and satisfies.

     

  • Breast augmentation paired with mastopexy is often regarded as a challenging procedure since it is essentially two surgeries in one. Because of the complexity of the dual procedure, as well as the careful planning required, many doctors avoid performing these surgeries together, instead preferring their patient to undergo two separate surgeries.These two procedures can be safely performed with methodical planning and intra operative execution. This book provides not only insight and instruction on a variety of mastopexy procedures and accompanying types of breast augmentation, but it will also help the clinician determine the optimal surgery for each individual patient.
    Primarily meant for practicing aesthetic plastic surgeons, Augmentation Mastopexy -- Mastering the Art in the Management of the Ptotic Breast will also find use among plastic surgery fellows and plastic surgery residents. Unlike some of the competitive literature that briefly touches on the topic or simply provides an overview, the information provided is methodical and comprehensive, providing a wealth of color images to accompany the techniques described. Case studies with long-term follow up are also included, offering not only an understanding of potential pitfalls but a veritable how-to for handling complications when they do arise.

  • As cities develop, more land is converted into impervious surfaces, which do not allow water to infiltrate. Careful urban planning is needed to ensure that the hydrologic cycle and water quality of the catchment areas are not affected. There are techniques that can attenuate peak flow during rain events and reduce the amount of metals, nutrients, and bacteria that enter the urban water cycle. This brief gives a short introduction on bioretention systems and documents the effectiveness of some 36 plant species in removing water pollutants. A summary on the maintenance requirements is also presented. 

  • Genetic Programming Theory and Practice III provides both researchers and industry professionals with the most recent developments in GP theory and practice by exploring the emerging interaction between theory and practice in the cutting-edge, machine learning method of Genetic Programming (GP). The contributions developed from a third workshop at the University of Michigan's Center for the Study of Complex Systems, where leading international genetic programming theorists from major universities and active practitioners from leading industries and businesses meet to examine and challenge how GP theory informs practice and how GP practice impacts GP theory. Applications are from a wide range of domains, including chemical process control, informatics, and circuit design, to name a few.

  • This book considers the effectiveness and fairness of using international cooperation to obtain confession evidence or evidence of a suspect or accused person's silence across borders. This is a question of balance in limiting and protecting the right to silence. The functioning of the applicable law in Denmark, England and Wales and Australia is analysed in relation to investigative and trial measures such as police questioning, administrative questioning powers, covert surveillance and the use of silence as evidence of guilt.On the national level, this work examines the way in which domestic rules balance the right to silence in national criminal proceedings, and whether investigative and trial rules produce continuity throughout the criminal proceedings as a whole. From the transnational perspective, comparative legal analysis is used to determine whether the national continuity may be disrupted to such an extent that cooperation in the gathering of confession evidence causes unfairness. From the international perspective, this research compares the right to silence under the ICCPR and the ECHR to identify the overall effect of cooperating under particular human rights frameworks on the question of balance.

  • This book demonstrates the central role of ethical character in effective social work practice. Showcasing select biographies of social workers, it reveals how skilled practitioners have developed such core virtues as compassion, love, commitment, prudence, respect for human dignity and a critical sense of social justice through the course of their working lives, and how they apply these virtues in a wide variety of settings and situations to enhance the well-being of the people and communities they work with. As such, the book offers a powerful and inspiring resource to help educators, students and practitioners understand the unbreakable link between what social workers and other social welfare and social development professionals do and who they are, and thereby cultivate core qualities that should be promoted. 
     "Pawar, Hugman, Alexandra and Anscombe have found a novel and creative way to explore virtues in social work by examining the career contributions of a group of social work practitioners engaged in `virtuous action'. Their stories are inspiring and they provide much-needed role models for students and practitioners embarking on empowering practice" - Dr. Mel Gray, Professor of Social Work, The University of Newcastle. New South Wales, Australia."In an age where the virtues of truth, cooperation and "doing the right thing" are increasingly being eroded in public life, this book serves as both an inspiration and invaluable resource to all social work practitioners seeking to reflect on, and improve their practice" - Dr. Martin Ryan, Social Worker, Counsellor/Community Educator, Jesuit Social Services, Melbourne."The editors are to be commended for examining the virtuous characters of these ten professional social workers. The use of detailed biographies is an innovative and important approach which helps us to appreciate just what a tremendous impact the virtues can have." - Dr. Christian B. Miller, A. C. Reid Professor of Philosophy, Director, The Character Project, Wake Forest University, USA.

  • These contributions, written by the foremost international researchers and practitioners of Genetic Programming (GP), explore the synergy between theoretical and empirical results on real-world problems, producing a comprehensive view of the state of the art in GP. Chapters in this volume include: 

    Similarity-based Analysis of Population Dynamics in GP Performing Symbolic Regression
    Hybrid Structural and Behavioral Diversity Methods in GP
    Multi-Population Competitive Coevolution for Anticipation of Tax Evasion
    Evolving Artificial General Intelligence for Video Game Controllers
    A Detailed Analysis of a PushGP Run
    Linear Genomes for Structured Programs
    Neutrality, Robustness, and Evolvability in GP
    Local Search in GP
    PRETSL: Distributed Probabilistic Rule Evolution for Time-Series Classification
    Relational Structure in Program Synthesis Problems with Analogical Reasoning
    An Evolutionary Algorithm for Big Data Multi-Class Classification Problems
    A Generic Framework for Building Dispersion Operators in the Semantic Space
    Assisting Asset Model Development with Evolutionary Augmentation
    Building Blocks of Machine Learning Pipelines for Initialization of a Data Science Automation Tool  Readers will discover large-scale, real-world applications of GP to a variety of problem domains via in-depth presentations of the latest and most significant results.

  • Concerns about quality mathematics education are often posed in terms of the types of mathematics that are worthwhile and valuable for both the student and society in general, and about how to best support students so that they can develop this mathematics. Concerns about equity are about who is excluded from the opportunity to develop quality mathematics within our current practices and systems, and about how to remove social barriers that systematically disadvantage those students. This collection of chapters summarises our learning about the achievement of both equity and quality agendas in mathematics education and to move forward the debate on their importance for the field.

  • This is a deliberately provocative book. It critiques current student behaviour management practices, seeks to explain the flawed assumptions that justify those practices, and proposes how things could be better for children in our schools if different practices were adopted. It is one of the few books to offer alternative ways of addressing the issues associated with student behaviour at school, and exposes the field to serious and sustained critique from both a research perspective and a children's rights ideological stance.
    The authors address the following questions:What ideas dominate current thinking on student behaviour at school?
    What are the policy drivers for current practices?
    What is wrong with common behaviour approaches?
    What key ideologies justify these approaches?
    How can we present ethical alternatives to current approaches?
    How can a human rights perspective contribute to the development of alternative approaches?
    In exploring these questions and some ethical alternatives to the status quo, the authors suggest practical ways to `answer back' to calls for more authoritarian responses to student behaviour within our schools.
    In doing so, the authors advocate for reforms on behalf of children, and in their interests.

  • The 2012 International Conference on Applied Biotechnology (ICAB 2012) was held in Tianjin, China on October 18-19, 2012. It provides not only a platform for domestic and foreign researchers to exchange their ideas and experiences with the application-oriented research of biotechnology, but also an opportunity to promote the development and prosperity of the biotechnology industry. The proceedings of ICAB 2012 mainly focus on the world's latest scientific research and techniques in applied biotechnology, including Industrial Microbial Technology, Food Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Environmental Biotechnology, Marine Biotechnology, Agricultural Biotechnology, Biological Materials and Bio-energy Technology, Advances in Biotechnology, and Future Trends in Biotechnology. These proceedings are intended for scientists and researchers engaging in applied biotechnology. Professor Pingkai Ouyang is the President of the Nanjing University of Technology, China. Professor Tongcun Zhang is the Director of the Key Laboratory of Industrial Fermentation Microbiology of the Ministry of Education at the College of Bioengineering, Tianjin University of Science and Technology, China. Dr. Samuel Kaplan is a Professor at the Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics at the University of Texas at Houston Medical School, Houston, Texas, USA. Dr. Bill Skarnes is a Professor at Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, United Kingdom.

  • The Handbook of Asian Criminology aims to be a key reference for international scholars with an interest in the broad theme of international criminology in general, and the Asian region in particular. Contextualization is a key theme in this book. The role of context is often underemphasized in international criminology, so the Handbook of Asian Criminology's premise that crime and the responses to it are best understood as deeply embedded in the cultural specificity of the environment which produces them will play a key role throughout the work. Attention will be given to country- and region specific attitudes towards crime and punishment.

  • Carefully selected to reflect the latest research at the interface between public health and criminal justice in the US, these contributions each focus on an aspect of the relationship. How, for example, might a person's criminal activity adversely affect their health or their risk of exposure to HIV infection? The issues addressed in this volume are at the heart of policy in both public health and criminal justice. The authors track a four-fold connection between the two fields, exploring the mental and physical health of incarcerated populations; the health consequences of crime, substance abuse, violence and risky sexual behaviors; the extent to which high crime rates are linked to poor health outcomes in the same neighborhood; and the results of public health interventions among traditional criminal justice populations.As well as exploring these urgent issues, this anthology features a wealth of remarkable interdisciplinary contributions that see public health researchers focusing on crime, while criminologists attend to public health issues. The papers provide empirical data tracking, for example, the repercussions on public health of a fear of crime among residents of high-crime neighborhoods, and the correlations between HIV status and outcomes, and an individual's history of criminal activity. Providing social scientists and policy makers with vital pointers on how the criminal justice and public health sectors might work together on the problems common to both, this collection breaks new ground by combining the varying perspectives of a number of key disciplines. 

  • This book brings together a range of scholars from 10 different countries to address the contemporary state of play in national standard language education - i.e. the L1 subjects. It seeks to understand the field from within a comparative-historical and transnational frame. Four thematic threads are woven through the volume: educationalisation; globalisation; pluriculturalism; and technologization. The chapters range over various aspects of L1 as a school subject: literature, language and literacy; reading and writing; media and digital technology; the dialogue between curriculum inquiry and Didaktik studies; the continuing relevance of Bildung; the significance of history and nation; and new challenges of culture and environment in the face of climate change. The book concludes with a reflection on the prospects for L1 education today and tomorrow, in a now thoroughly globalised context and, accordingly, deeply implicated in a necessary new project of nation re-building.


  • "Modern physics is rife with provocative and fascinating ideas, from quantum mechanics to the multiverse. But as interesting as these concepts are, they are also easy to understand. This book, written with deft hands by true experts in the field, helps to illuminate some of the most important and game-changing ideas in physics today."                                                                                                 Sean M. Carroll "The Multiversal book series is equally unique, providing book-length extensions of the lectures with enough additional depth for those who truly want to explore these fields, while also providing the kind of clarity that is appropriate for interested lay people to grasp the general principles involved. "  
                                                                                                    Lawrence M. Krauss
    This book explores, explains and debunks some common misconceptions about quantumphysics, particle physics, space-time, and Multiverse cosmology. It seeks to separatescience from pseudoscience.The material is presented in layperson-friendly language, followed by additional technicalsections which explain basic equations and principles. This feature is very attractiveto non-expert readers who nevertheless seek a deeper understanding of the theories,and wish to explore beyond just the basic description.Multiversal JourneysTM is a trademark of Farzad Nekoogar and Multiversal Journeys, a501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization.

  • Wie gelingt es Berufseinsteigern und Young Professionals, einen der begehrten Jobs in der Beraterbranche zu bekommen? Dieser überaus erfolgreiche Ratgeber, der nun bereits in der 12. Auflage erscheint und um eine zusätzliche Fallstudie ergänzt wurde, vermittelt das Know-how, um die Einstellungshürden zu überwinden. Das Autorenteam zeigt, wie Unternehmensberater Probleme angehen und lsen, und gibt Hilfestellungen und nützliche Tipps. Anhand von zahlreichen Case Studies und ausführlichen Lsungsvorschlägen kann sich der Leser gezielt auf die Auswahlinterviews und die Consulting-Praxis vorbereiten.

  • Um den hochkomplexen Herausforderungen der globalisierten und im digitalen Wandel begriffenen Industrie 4.0 begegnen zu knnen, sind oft schnelle und pragmatische Konzepte zur Strukturierung von Problemen ntig. An dieser Stelle setzt das vorliegende Buch an, denn klassische Management-Literatur ist oft zu theoretisch oder ausführlich. Der Top-Manager von heute besitzt die Fähigkeit, Konzepte schnell zu erfassen und auf die eigene Situation anzuwenden. Eine kurze, prägnante Einführung zu einem Tool ist damit ausreichend, um dem modernen Manager den notwendigen Denkanstoß zu geben. Dieses Buch stellt die 100 wichtigsten Konzepte und Tools übersichtlich dar, beschreibt Anwendungsmglichkeiten und erleichtert die Interpretation der Ergebnisse. Damit ist dieses Buch eine Hilfe für alle Manager, die nach einer Übersicht über die vorhandenen Konzepte und Tools suchen, um in jeder Situation das richtige Tool effektiv anwenden zu knnen. Für die 6. Auflage wurde das Werk komplett aktualisiert und überarbeitet jetzt mit zahlreichen neuen Einträgen zu aktuellen Themen wie Agilität oder Digitalisierung.

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