Spring Semester Textbook Sale
John Hayes' best-selling textbook provides you with the skills you will need as a future manager or leader to identify the necessity for change and ensure its successful implementation. Its hands-on approach includes a number of 'change tools' that you can apply to various change scenarios, exercises which invite you to reflect on your experience of change in everyday life, and a host of case studies and examples based on real-life organizations worldwide. These practical features are underpinned by a theoretical framework presenting change as a flexible yet controlled sequence of activities.
The fourth edition offers:
- Two new chapters on process models of change and implementing change
- A revised structure based on an updated theoretical framework focusing more on planning for change, individual and collective learning, leading and managing people issues
- Brand new Managing change in practice features which link videos of experienced change practitioners discussing key topics to questions and exercises in the book
- More international case studies and examples than ever.
Visit www.palgrave.com/companion/hayes-change-management4 for access to voiced-over presentations on key topics, video interviews with change practitioners, additional case studies and much more.
Completely revised to fully align with the 2017 NEC, McGraw-Hill’s National Electrical Code (NEC) 2017 Handbook, 29th Edition, presents the trusted advice and analysis you need to accurately interpret the latest set of rules. In-depth coverage of the background and rationale for specific rules enhances understanding of the meaning and application of those rules. This practical resource also illustrates key points through discussions with owners and inspectors.
Designed to be used as a companion guide to the 2017 NEC itself, this on-the-job reference is arranged in code order, so the explanation for any topic lines up exactly with the applicable section in the code. You will gain access to straightforward, ready-to-apply code clarification, enabling you to work efficiently and safely and achieve full compliance.
• Completely updated to cover all changes in the 2017 NEC
• Provides concise explanations of controversial rules
• Written by a senior member of the NEC steering committee
Written by an expert with decades of experience as an automotive and diesel technician and instructor, Truck and Trailer Systems offers comprehensive information on medium- and heavy-duty truck service. The book begins by discussing the trucking industry, professional certifications, safety, tools, and measuring equipment. Then, each system is thoroughly covered--from electrical and lighting to brakes and transmissions.
Factory procedures from the most common manufacturers for diagnosis and repair are presented along with annotated photos and diagrams. This practical, authoritative resource is essential for those starting out in the field as well as experienced professionals in need of a detailed, on-the-job reference.
Chapters include:Objectives Notes Cautions Service tips Photos and diagrams Chapter reviews
Truck and Trailer Systems covers:Industry safety Basic electrical Magnetism Batteries Starting system Charging system Lighting and wiring Computer systems Mobile heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems Tires, wheels, and wheel end systems Frames and suspensions Steering systems Trailers and fifth wheels Hydraulic brake systems Air brake foundation brakes Air brake air systems Antilock brake systems Drive lines Clutches Drive axles Single and twin countershaft manual transmissions Automated manual transmissions Automatic transmissions Allison transmission overhaul PMI Auxiliary power units
The fourth edition has been has been systematically revised and updated to cover key developments such as the global economic crisis and the Arab Spring. The book also has a new more integrated chapter structure which makes it easier for students to see how different topics interrelate and takes better account of the increasing interdependence between domestic and world events.
With an attractive new full-colour page design, each chapter includes a range of innovative features and boxed information to aid learning and stimulate critical reflection:
- Full-page Politics in Action boxes examine major political events from around the world and reflect on their significance for political science.
- Debating boxes introduce the key controversies within politics and highlight arguments both for and against a particular proposition.
- Illustrated Key Thinker profiles give detail about important figures and their ideas
- Concept boxes offer a fuller discussion of important political terms and concepts, particularly those with complex or contested meanings
Fully revised and updated to better meet the needs of instructors and students, the third edition introduces and develops concepts through computational methods that allow students to explore operations, such as correlations, convolution, the Fourier transform and the transfer function. New chapters have been added on image analysis, noise, stochastic processes and ergodicity, and new medical examples and applications are included throughout the text.Covers current applications in biocontrol, with examples from physiological systems modeling, such as the respiratory systemIncludes revised material throughout, with improved clarity of presentation and more biological, physiological and medical examples and applicationsIncludes a new chapter on noise, stochastic processes, non-stationary and ergodicityIncludes a separate new chapter featuring expanded coverage of image analysisIncludes support materials, such as solutions, lecture slides, MATLAB data and functions needed to solve the problems
“An authoritative book, reaching across fields, thoughtfully conceived and brilliantly accomplished!”
OUSSAMA KHATIB, Stanford
Prerequisite material is contained in author's text An Introduction to Manifolds, and can be learned in one semester. For the benefit of the reader and to establish common notations, Appendix A recalls the basics of manifold theory. Additionally, in an attempt to make the exposition more self-contained, sections on algebraic constructions such as the tensor product and the exterior power are included.
Differential geometry, as its name implies, is the study of geometry using differential calculus. It dates back to Newton and Leibniz in the seventeenth century, but it was not until the nineteenth century, with the work of Gauss on surfaces and Riemann on the curvature tensor, that differential geometry flourished and its modern foundation was laid. Over the past one hundred years, differential geometry has proven indispensable to an understanding of the physical world, in Einstein's general theory of relativity, in the theory of gravitation, in gauge theory, and now in string theory. Differential geometry is also useful in topology, several complex variables, algebraic geometry, complex manifolds, and dynamical systems, among other fields. The field has even found applications to group theory as in Gromov's work and to probability theory as in Diaconis's work. It is not too far-fetched to argue that differential geometry should be in every mathematician's arsenal.
Expand your professional design skills and engineer safe, reliable foundations and anchors for metal building systems. Written by a practicing structural engineer, Foundation and Anchor Design Guide for Metal Building Systems thoroughly covers the entire process--from initial soil investigation through final design and construction. The design of different types of foundations is explained and illustrated with step-by-step examples. The nuts-and-bolts discussion covers the best design and construction practices. This detailed reference book explains how the design of metal building foundations differs from the design of conventional foundations and how to comply with applicable building codes while avoiding common pitfalls.
COVERAGE INCLUDES:Metal building and foundation design fundamentals Soil types, properties, and investigation Unique aspects of foundation design for metal building systems Design of isolated column footings Foundation walls and wall footings Tie rods, hairpins, and slab ties Moment-resisting foundations Slab with haunch, trench footings, and mats Deep foundations Anchors in metal building systems Concrete embedments in metal building systems
How is HR strategy shaped within and across organisations, industries and societies, and how can managers improve it to strengthen their organisation's performance?
Strategy and Human Resource Management addresses these vital questions. Written by a renowned author team, it treats HR strategy as an essential element in business strategy, whilst integrating a vast range of relevant research and theory. Now in its fourth edition, it continues to challenge academics, students and practitioners to approach HRM from a strategic perspective.
New to this edition:
• All chapters have been fully updated, the selection of key studies improved, and the links to major events brought up to date.
• Includes a more thorough analysis of the general principles in strategic HRM.
• It has been restructured to provide a deeper examination of HR strategy in the 'mega contexts' of manufacturing, services, multidivisional firms, and multinationals.
This book is an essential companion for upper-level undergraduates, postgraduate students of HRM, and MBA students. Practitioners interested in the role of HRM in successful businesses will also find this a thoroughly engaging and invaluable resource.
The Practice of Surgical Pathology: A Beginner’s Guide to the Diagnostic Process lays the foundation of practical pathology and provides a scaffold on which to build a knowledge base. It includes basic introductory material and progresses through each organ system. Within each chapter, there is a brief review of salient normal histology, a discussion of typical specimen types, a strategic approach to the specimen with a list of what to look for, and a discussion of how the multitude of different diagnoses relate to each other.
Concepts are motivated, illustrated, and explained in a way that attempts to increase one's intuition. To quote from the preface, it is only when a student develops a feel or intuition for statistics that she or he is really on the path toward making sense of data. Ross achieves this goal through a coherent mix of mathematical analysis, intuitive discussions, and examples.
Applications and examples refer to real-world issues, such as gun control, stock price models, health issues, driving age limits, school admission ages, use of helmets, sports, scientific fraud, and many others. Examples relating to data mining techniques using the number of Google queries or Twitter tweets are also considered.
For this fourth edition, new topical coverage includes sections on Pareto distribution and the 80-20 rule, Benford's law, added material on odds and joint distributions and correlation, logistic regression, A-B testing, and more modern (big data) examples and exercises.Includes new section on Pareto distribution and the 80-20 rule, Benford’s law, odds, joint distribution and correlation, logistic regression, A-B testing, and examples from the world of analytics and big dataComprehensive edition that includes the most commonly used statistical software packages (SAS, SPSS, Minitab), ISM, SSM, and an online graphing calculator manual Presents a unique, historical perspective, profiling prominent statisticians and historical events to motivate learning by including interest and contextProvides exercises and examples that help guide the student towards indpendent learning using real issues and real data, e.g. stock price models, health issues, gender issues, sports, and scientific fraud
A Brief History of English Literature:
• offers an engaging chronological narrative of all the main literary periods, from Anglo-Saxon times through to the present day
• now features a new final chapter on twenty-first century literature and an updated Chronology and Further Reading section
• places novels, poems, plays and other forms of writing in their social, political and cultural contexts
• covers canonical and non-canonical texts.
A true masterpiece of clarity and compression, this is essential reading for students of English Literature and general readers alike.
Assuming no prior knowledge, this book presents an accessible and engaging introduction to all aspects of China. Following a scene-setting chapter on the making of modern-day China, the book moves on to examine the country's political and economic structures, its society and culture, and its changing place in the world. Looking to the future, the book also considers the demographic and political challenges which China now faces. Kerry Brown shows that there is a vibrant debate within the country about what China is, in what direction it might go and what sort of power it should become.
The text is illustrated throughout with figures and tables, boxes focusing on key issues and an extensive guide to further reading and useful websites. This accessible and lively book is the ideal starting point for students and general readers who want to know more about this important country.
Vehicle Kinematics: covers applied kinematics, applied mechanisms, steering dynamics, and suspension mechanisms
Vehicle Dynamics: covers applied dynamics, vehicle planar dynamics, and vehicle roll dynamics
Vehicle Vibration: covers applied vibrations, vehicle vibrations, and suspension optimization
Vehicle dynamics concepts are covered in detail, with a concentration on their practical uses. Also provided are related theorems and formal proofs, along with case examples. Readers appreciate the user-friendly presentation of the science and engineering of the mechanical aspects of vehicles, and learn how to analyze and optimize vehicles’ handling and ride dynamics.
Social Psychology is a dynamic new textbook that captures the vitality of the discipline and its relevance to everyday life, helping you to answer questions such as these. With its distinctive coverage of classic concepts as well as emerging areas, this is the definitive introduction to social psychology. Furthermore, innovative feature boxes and fascinating real-life examples will help you develop a range of skills that will be relevant to your future career.
Social Psychology: takes an inclusive and open-minded look at key topics, incorporating a range of different viewpoints that are essential to understanding the discipline in the 21st century is written with a broad international perspective, covering classic and contemporary research from all parts of the world includes a variety of novel and lively features, including: 'blind spots in social psychology', 'student project' features, and 'try it yourself' exercises provides a chapter dedicated to the lessons and skills that can be learned from the study of social psychology and how you can apply these to your future studies and career.
Social Psychology comes with a companion website at www.palgrave.com/psychology/suttondouglas where students and lecturers can find a host of high-quality supporting materials.
The book formally splits the "pure" and "applied" parts of the contents by placing the discussion of selected mathematical models in separate chapters. At the end of most of the 246 worked examples, the author provides the commands in Mathematica® for verifying the results. The book can be used independently by the average student to learn the fundamentals of the subject, while those interested in pursuing more advanced material can regard it as an easily taken first step on the way to the next level. Additionally, practitioners who encounter differential equations in their professional work will find this text to be a convenient source of reference.
Updated and significantly expanded from previous editions, Textbook of Hyperbaric Medicine, 6th Edition will continue to be the definitive guide to this burgeoning field for students, trainees, physicians and specialists.
Many famous designs are evaluated in depth, using a carefully structured approach enhanced by numerous figures. In order to reinforce the concepts introduced and facilitate self-evaluation of design skills, the author includes problems with detailed solutions, as well as simulation exercises.
Examples range broadly, exploring the dynamics of neurons and the immune system, through to population dynamics and the Google PageRank algorithm. Each scenario relies only on an interest in the natural world; no biological expertise is assumed of student or instructor. Building on a single prerequisite of Precalculus, the book suits a two-quarter sequence for first or second year undergraduates, and meets the mathematical requirements of medical school entry. The later material provides opportunities for more advanced students in both mathematics and life sciences to revisit theoretical knowledge in a rich, real-world framework. In all cases, the focus is clear: how does the math help us understand the science?
Generating and analyzing data that summarize dietary intake and its association with disease are valuable tasks in treating disease and developing disease prevention strategies. Well-founded medical nutrition therapies can minimize disease development and related complications. Providing scientifically sound, creative, and effective nutrition interventions is both challenging and rewarding.Two new chapters on metabolomics and translational research, which have come to be used in nutrition research in recent years. The new areas of study are discussed with the perspective that the application of the scientific method is by definition an evolutionary process.A new chapter on Genetics and Diabetes which reviews the latest research on causal genetic variants and biological mechanisms responsible for the disease, and explores potential interactions with environmental factors such as diet and lifestyle. Includes all major "omics" – the exposome, metabolomics, genomics, and the gut microbiome.Expands the microbiota portions to reflect complexity of diet on gut microbial ecology, metabolism and health
Examining a variety of manufacturing technologies and their ability to produce both prototypes and functional production-quality parts, the individual chapters address metal components and discuss some of the important research challenges associated with the use of these technologies.
As well as exploring the latest technologies currently under development, the book features unique sections on electron beam melting technology, material lifting, and the importance this science has in the engineering context. Presenting unique real-life case studies from industry, this book is also the first to offer the perspective of engineers who work in the field of aerospace and transportation systems, and who design components and manufacturing networks. Written by the leading experts in this field at universities and in industry, it provides a comprehensive textbook for students and an invaluable guide for practitioners
It describes the design and implementation of a complete OS for embedded systems in incremental steps, explaining the design principles and implementation techniques. For Symmetric Multiprocessing (SMP) embedded systems, the author examines the ARM MPcore processors, which include the SCU and GIC for interrupts routing and interprocessor communication and synchronization by Software Generated Interrupts (SGIs).“/div>divThroughout the book, complete working sample systems demonstrate the design principles and implementation techniques. The content is suitable for advanced-level and graduate students working in software engineering, programming, and systems theory.
Textbook of Surgery will serve as a very useful resource for physicians and researchers dealing with, and interested in, abdominal wall hernias. It will provide a concise yet comprehensive summary of the current status of the field that will help guide patient management and stimulate investigative efforts.
In addition to discussing core material in functional analysis, the authors cover more recent and advanced topics, including Weyl’s law for eigenfunctions of the Laplace operator, amenability and property (T), the measurable functional calculus, spectral theory for unbounded operators, and an account of Tao’s approach to the prime number theorem using Banach algebras. The book further contains numerous examples and exercises, making it suitable for both lecture courses and self-study.
Functional Analysis, Spectral Theory, and Applications is aimed at postgraduate and advanced undergraduate students with some background in analysis and algebra, but will also appeal to everyone with an interest in seeing how functional analysis can be applied to other parts of mathematics.
This new edition includes many new topics such as band theory and heat capacity of solids, spectroscopy of molecules and complexes (including applications to ligand field theory), and small molecules of astrophysical interest.Accessible style and colorful illustrations make the content appropriate for professional researchers and students alikePresents results of quantum mechanical calculations that can be performed with readily available softwareProvides exceptionally clear discussions of spin-orbit coupling and group theory, and comprehensive coverage of barrier penetration (quantum mechanical tunneling) that touches upon hot topics, such as superconductivity and scanning tunneling microscopyProblems given at the end of each chapter help students to master concepts
This second edition of Crime Victims continues to be a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the historical, social, political and cultural issues and trends in approaches to victims and victimisation. It introduces victimological theory, explores the impacts of crime on victims, and the challenges involved in developing victim support services. In addition, acknowledging the increasing recognition of trauma as central to understanding victimisation, it includes a therapeutic toolkit for victims, offenders and practitioners working in and with the criminal justice system.
With Cutting Edge Research and Case Study sections added at the end of each chapter to highlight victimology as a vibrant and continuously developing field, Crime Victims is an essential resource to a broad audience, ranging from students of victimology, criminology and sociology to practitioners and professionals.
NEW FOR THE SECOND EDITIONProvides more balance between analytical and computational approaches, including integration of Lagrangian equations as another modelling technique of dynamic systemsIncludes additional in-text coverage of Controls, to meet the needs of schools that cover both controls and system dynamics in the courseFeatures a broader range of applications, including additional applications in pneumatic and hydraulic systems, and new applications in aerospace, automotive, and bioengineering systems, making the book even more appealing to mechanical engineersUpdates include new and revised examples and end-of-chapter exercises with a wider variety of engineering applications
This fully revised resource covers the design of masonry structures using the 2015 International Building Code, the ASCE 7-10 loading standard, and the TMS 402-13 and TMS 602-13 design and construction standards. The book emphasizes the strength design of masonry and includes allowable-stress provisions. The latest advances, materials, and techniques are clearly explained. Chapter-long case studies featuring a low-rise building with reinforced concrete masonry and a four-story building with clay masonry illustrate the topics presented.
Masonry Structural Design, Second Edition, covers:
• Structural behavior and design of low-rise, bearing wall buildings
• Materials used in masonry construction
• Code basis for structural design of masonry buildings
• Basics of seismic design in masonry buildings
• Introduction to MSJC treatment of structural design
• Strength design of reinforced and unreinforced masonry elements
• Allowable-stress design of reinforced and unreinforced masonry elements
• Comparison of design by the allowable-stress approach versus the strength approach
• Lateral load analysis of shear wall structure
• Design and detailing of floor and roof diaphragms
• Structural design of AAC masonry
The demographic focus is on the characteristics of populations, especially age and sex composition, but these methods are applicable estimating and forecasting other characteristics and total population. The book contains more traditional applications such as the Hamilton-Perry method, but also includes new applications of the CCR method such as stable population theory. Real world empirical examples are provided for every application; along with excel files containing data and program code, which are accessible online.
Topics covered include basic demographic measures, sources of demographic information, forecasting and estimating (both current and historical) populations, modifications to current methods, forecasting school enrollment and other characteristics, estimating life expectancy, stable population theory, decomposition of the CCR into its migration and mortality components, and the utility of the CCR.
This textbook is designed to provide material for an advanced undergraduate or graduate course on demographic methods. It can also be used as a supplement for other courses including applied demography, business and economic forecasting and market research.
The focus is on what is needed by the physician/resident or student for betting understanding the pathophysiology of the disease as well as the mechanisms of action of the therapies. The reader can easily read about groups of related diseases as well as groups of related therapies.
The level of complexity of the book is such that it has practical applications on a daily basis but can also be used by the resident as a teaching tool and as a handy source of review for the boards. In addition, it can be used the practicing dermatologist to study for recertification.
The scope of the book is immunology, immunogenetics, immunopathology and immunopharmacology as they relate to clinical dermatology.
Among the debates covered are:
• How efficient is the European Union?
• Does the European Court of Justice have too much power?
• Will the Euro survive?
• Can the EU tame big finance?
• Should we expect a common European army?
All chapters in the second edition have been thoroughly revised, with new chapters added to take account of recent developments. These cover the crisis of the euro, business lobbying in the EU, Britain's relationship with the EU, and the pros and cons of German hegemony. This comprehensive and accessible text will prove invaluable reading for students of the EU by providing both sides of the debate in some of the most contentious issues in European integration.
Complete coverage of 20 states, plus federal regulations!
Pharmacy Law is the perfect way to prepare for the MPJE Exam. It delivers a rigorous review of pharmacy-related statutes, rules, and regulations that impact pharmacy practice in twenty states as well as a summary of federal regulations that pertain to pharmacy law. Federal coverage includes summaries of must-know legislation such as the Federal Controlled Substances Act, the Federal Food, Drug & Cosmetics Act, and other relevant federal guidelines. State-specific chapters discuss important topics such as renewal of pharmacists’ licenses, qualifications, prescription transfers, inventory requirements, record-keeping, and prescriptive authority. Each chapter concludes with practice scenarios and questions with appropriate explanations.
The Review You Need to Excel in These States:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas & Wisconsin.
Watch for future supplements with additional states.