When a local prize-winning farmer is murdered at the state fair, Charlie Cook gets called in to help investigate, but she’s shocked to learn the victim is a friend in this latest installment in the Alaskan Diner Mysteries. Charlie Cooke loves many things, like the Bear Claw Diner, the heated steering wheel of her car, and her orange tabby cat Eggs Benedict. Something she has never loved is the state fair. So when her best friend Annie Jensen begs her for a fair day, she’s reluctant. But Annie isn’t the only one who wants her to spend a day among farm animals and deep fried food. A vendor has been murdered, and Trooper Graham needs his favorite part-time sleuth to dig up the truth, and Charlie is happy to oblige. The case grows personal when Charlie learns the victim is Kelly Carson, whom she and Annie were friends with in high school. If Charlie wants to find justice for Kelly, she and Annie will have to work together to weed out the killer.
The Funhouse of Horrors is back for another ghostly tale of the living impaired in the second book in the series. Jacob survived his childhood trip to the haunted house. The years have passed, as they do. Today... this Halloween, Ghost Writer 'Jake Stone' enters a small New Mexico town to investigate the legend of the Haunted Murphy House. The local sheriff takes Stone to the house on the edge of town, and before you know it, both are consumed by the horrors that live inside! Enter if you dare... Jazan Wild's Funhouse of Horrors! Funhouse of Horrors ® is a Registered Trademark.
Not Your Granny's Home Cookin'! Epic Vegan offers a step-by-step guide to creating timeless comfort foods that are over-the-top delicious, and always plant based. Think classic and nostalgic, yet messy, juicy, and Instagram-worthy at the same time. Are you into playing with your food? Epic Vegan does just that, encouraging home cooks to think outside of the box. Author Dustin Harder, host and creator of the original vegan travel culinary series, The Vegan Roadie, is your culinary coordinator for the adventure ahead, sharing recipes that everyone from beginner cooks to experienced chefs can create at home. How does it work? Recipes are built from the ground up, so you can stop at just the biscuit, or go beyond to the Deep Dish Brunch Pizza with Garlicky Cheddar Biscuit Crust—the choice is yours! Also included are recreations of fast-food classics, like Norito’s Los Tacos and Cray Cray Bread (you know you can’t resist). Every creation is a flavor sensation guaranteed to wow your friends and your taste buds. The level of indulgence is up to you to decide! What does an Epic Vegan recipe sound like? Here are just a few examples: Festive Cheesy Spinach Bread Savory Cheddar Fondu Waffle Bowl Monte Cristo Rolls Crab Rangoon Pizza Double Stacked Cookie Dough Cake Bacon Macaroni and Cheese Blue Burger Hushpuppy Phish Filet Sandwich Pumpkin Cream Cheese Latte Shake Cheesesteak Baked Potato Bowl Fried Chicken n Waffle Benedict Sandwich Stuffed Crust Meatball Parm Pizza Almost Famous Buffalo Chicken Lasagna Churro Cup Sundaes Epic Vegan offers a choose-your-own-adventure approach for you to become a kitchen warrior in your own home, your own way. Playing with your food has never been more fun, or more epic!
Investments, global warming and crossing the road – risk is a factor embedded in our everyday lives but do we really understand what it means, how it is quantified and how decisions are made? In six chapters Ben Ale explains the concepts, methods and procedures for risk analysis and in doing so provides an introductory understanding of risk perception, assessment and management. Aided by over seventy illustrations, the author casts light on the often overlooked basics of this fascinating field, making this an essential text for students at undergraduate and postgraduate level as well as policy and decision-making professionals. Developed from the Safety Science or Risk Science course taught at Delft University, this highly respected author has a lifetime of knowledge and experience in the study of risk.
Why coincidences, miracles and rare events happen all the time
Author: David Hand
Publisher: Random House
Why is it that incredibly unlikely phenomena actually happen quite regularly and why should we, in fact, expect such things to happen? Here, in this highly original book - aimed squarely at anyone with an interest in coincidences, probability or gambling - eminent statistician David Hand answers this question by weaving together various strands of probability into a unified explanation, which he calls the improbability principle. This is a book that will appeal not only to those who love stories about startling coincidences and extraordinarily rare events, but also to those who are interested in how a single bold idea links areas as diverse as gambling, the weather, airline disasters and creative writing as well as the origin of life and even the universe. The Improbability Principle will change your perspective on how the world works – and tell you what the Bible code and Shakespeare have in common, how to win the lottery, why Apple's song shuffling was made less random to seem more random. Oh and why lightning does in fact strike twice...
Project management is widely used in the construction industry and is central to planning and controlling time, costs and resources. This book enables readers to perform more effectively, to understand project planning and control procedures and to gain an insight into the associated skills. Numerous case examples from diverse industries and exercises support and illustrate important concepts. The result is a new perspective for project managers: planning can be shown to be a systems synthesis or an inverse problem, which provides a way to reach a satisfactory solution, avoiding the time-consuming or impractical search for the optimal solution.
Amanda Bester, born and raised in South Africa, is a go-getter who never had too much to do and was able to multitask to the extent that it exhausted others. Facing the daunting reality of a lifelong battle against depression, she wrote Depression Fighter while on meds and functioning as normally as she can remember being for most of her life, hoping to inspire others like her. Her journey took her from denial through this is only temporary to experiencing more than one collapse after stopping her meds when she felt it was possible. She admits that she still doesnt understand everything about depression and very often becomes frustrated and rebellious because she functions better on meds. But in her words, For the sake of the people I love, my own sanity and leading a normal life, I monitor and take my meds regularly and have for the moment accepted the fact that I am a depression fighter. And that is what Depression Fighter is aboutchoosing to be a fighter in the battle and not a sufferer.
Introduction to Media Production, Third Edition, provides students with a practical framework for all aspects of media production by addressing the technological and aesthetic changes that have shaped the industry. Offering both hands-on instruction and theoretical information, it provides a sound basis for the techniques, operations, and philosophies of media production in the new digital environment. The new edition has been updated throughout with detailed information on how digital processes have changed everything from shooting to editing to finishing. It includes content on the Internet, writing for the Internet, Graphics and Animation.
This comprehensive textbook specifically focuses on building a thorough foundation on management studies by sequentially developing the components and basics of management principles and approach, discussing and analysing the key features and methods of modern management practices, and finally exposing the students to some essential topics on environment management, business ethics, corporate governance, and total quality management for sustainable growth and development of business. Students and practicing professionals in this field will be immensely benefited by the coverage and treatment of the book. Key Features — Based on industry experience with focus on building a strong foundation for management studies, especially in the context of the Indian business environment — Covers critical areas of management like strategic planning, strategic management, supply-chain management, international trade, entrepreneurship and small business management, information management, environment management, business ethics, corporate governance and modern tools for TQM, including cost of poor quality, benchmarking and six-sigma practice — Emphasis on management issues critical to business – organisational culture and leadership, modern HRM, external business environment, ethics of business and corporate governance, and responsibility for natural environment management for sustainable growth — Provides a wider coverage of the interconnected functions, methods, processes, variables, strategies and tools for excellence in business management, including 80-20 rule, Murphy’s Law, 1-10-100 rule of cost management, 360 degree appraisal, JIT, TPM, Kaizen etc.
A guide for improving scores and reasoning skills on multiple-choice tests
Author: Mitchell J. Friedlander
This book has been written to help test-takers more efficiently go through the reasoning process when answering multiple-choice questions. It points out a series of clues to both the distracter choices and the correct answers. These clues are inherent in the making of standardized exams, as distracter choices often point to the correct answer. Furthermore, the book studies how academic tests are constructed, and how and why certain strategies are consistently used by test-makers in the writing of these distracter choices. Test scores automatically improve when these strategies and clues are learned, as the correct answers will stick out more than ever once you have acquired this knowledge. While the focus is on helping students in academia, this book is also of value to anyone who needs to take a test to get a professional license, certification, promotion, or any type of evaluation.
Quality in an invasive discipline such as neurosurgery comprises evidence based medicine, cost effectiveness and also risk control. Risk control and quality management have become a science on their own, combining the expertise of many specialists such as psychologists, mathematicians and also economists. Intensive communication with basic safety scientists as well as safety experts from the industry and traffic promises ideas and concepts than can be adopted for neurosurgery. An international conference was held in Munich in October 2000 bringing together neurosurgeons and safety experts from outside medicine in order to discuss basic aspects of risk control and quality management and to develop structures applicable to neurosurgery. Basic aspects such as principles of risk and safety management, the human factor as well as standards of neurosurgical patient care, proficiency of staff and residents, and industrial quality standards were discussed. The presentations and discussions resulted in a wealth of new ideas and concepts. This book contains this material and thus provides a unique and comprehensive source of information on the current possibilities of quality management in neurosurgery.
Concert Lighting is a comprehensive book on lighting design for concerts. Placing special emphasis on rock-and-roll concert lighting equipment and techniques, the book takes its reader on tour, covering every aspect of that experience for the touring professional lighting technician and designer. It also provides several chapters to cross-media use of concert lighting techniques. Discussions of applications in film, video, the theatre, and the corporate world demonstrate the ways in which today's lighting designers cross over into other design areas. Covering computer-aided drafting, moving lights, hi-bred consoles, concert techniques in television production, and featuring designs by some of the top concert designers in the industry, Concert Lighting is designed to assist students and professionals in understanding the unique fixtures, structures, special effects and design elements used in concert lighting today.
Dear Busy Moms, This Book is for You You know the feeling. You're constantly trying to fit everything - work, laundry, shuttle service, you name it - into 24-hours. You want to enjoy every day with your family but you're just not sure where to begin. Author Judy Christie offers hope, inspiration, practical ideas and reminders of how important you are in Hurry Less, Worry Less for Moms. So take a deep breath and refresh your life. Chapters include: A Map for Mom: Being the person you are meant to be Organization versus Procrastination: Assess, start, repeat Prayerful Not Fretful: Leaning of God in a hectic world Making Choices, Facing Changes: Realign as needed A discussion guide is also included.
4th International Conference, eHealth 2011, Málaga, Spain, November 21-23, 2011, Revised Selected Papers
Author: Patty Kostkova
This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the 4th International Conference, eHealth 2011, held in Málaga, Spain, in November 2011. The 20 revised full papers presented along with 8 short papers were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions in total and cover a wide range of topics including social media analysis, knowledge integration and EPR, personalisation and patient support systems, early warning systems and mobile monitoring, games and learning, security, privacy and prevention, online support for professionals and patients, agents in eHealth, online communities of practice, eHealth solutions, social media surveillance, and communication and data integration.
A dangerously gripping guide to our perilous planet and beyond Warning! Open this book at your own risk. In Danger! you will encounter animals armed with sharp claws and killer jaws, deep-sea monsters, poisonous plants, and frogs falling from the sky, not to mention hapless, accident-prone humans you'd be unwise to hang out with. Explore the hottest and highest places on Earth, discover Antarctic wastelands, and consider the end of the world and whether or not it's nigh. Visit the Deadly Diner for a light bite - a slice of wriggling maggot cheese or a spot of live octopus - or find out about the most dangerous mathematical formula in history. Don't let the familiar encyclopedic structure, funky designs, facts, stats, and amazing stories of daring and survival lull you into a false sense of security. Danger! is filled with peril, risk, and suspense. Open with extreme caution. You have been warned! Now available in ebook(PDF) format.
Thought & Knowledge, Fourth Edition is appropriate for use as a textbook in critical thinking courses offered in departments of psychology, philosophy, English, humanities, or as a supplement in any course where critical thinking is emphasized
Consider that many of the people who are alive today will be working at jobs that do not currently exist and that the explosion of information means that today's knowledge will quickly become outdated. As a result, two goals for education clearly emerge -- learning how to learn and how to think critically about information that changes at a rapid rate. We face a multitude of new challenges to our natural environment, difficult dilemmas concerning the use of weapons of mass destruction, political agendas for the distribution of scarce commodities and wealth, psychological problems of loneliness and depression, escalating violence, and an expanding elderly population. International in scope and in magnitude, these new problems strain resources and threaten the continuance of life on earth. To creatively and effectively attack these imminent problems, a well educated, thinking populace is essential. An abridged edition of Halpern's best-selling text, Critical Thinking Across the Curriculum is designed to help students enhance their thinking skills in every class. The skills discussed are needed in every academic area and setting -- both in and out of class. They are: determining cause; assessing likelihood and uncertainty; comprehending complex text; solving novel problems; making good decisions; evaluating claims and evidence; and thinking creatively. In this adaptation of her best-selling text, Diane Halpern applies the theories and research of cognitive psychology to the development of critical thinking and learning skills needed in the increasingly complex world in which we work and live. The book is distinguished by its clear writing style, humorous tone, many practical examples and anecdotes, and rigorous academic grounding. Everyday examples and exercises promote the transfer of critical thinking skills and dispositions to real-world settings and problems. The goal is to help readers recognize when and how to apply the thinking skills needed to analyze arguments, reason clearly, identify and solve problems, and make sound decisions. Also of importance, a general thinking skills framework ties the chapters together, but each is written so that it can "stand alone." This organization allows for maximum flexibility in the selection of topics and the order in which they are covered. This book is intended for use in any course emphasizing critical thinking as an approach to excellence in thinking and learning.
Martin Lockett grows up in a tough neighborhood in Portland Oregon and by the time he’s fifteen, his parents don’t know what to do with him. He and his homies steal cars, drink, and smoke dope and even though Martin’s bright, the only time he does well at school is when he gets kicked out and has to attend alternative classes. As soon as he’s returned to his friends though, he’s right back into trouble. After Martin serves three years in prison for his part in a robbery, he finally seems to turn himself around. He gets a good job, moves up in the company, meets a nice girl, and he’s proud to buy his first car. But his decision to get behind the wheel one drunken New Year’s Eve, leaves two innocent people dead, several families destroyed... and puts the twenty-four-year-old Martin behind bars for nearly twenty years. In what he realizes is a Palpable Irony, it is in prison that Martin finally finds meaning and direction in life. Devastated by the tragedy he has caused, he takes advantage of the educational opportunities offered to him. With his study of psychology, he begins to unravel the tangled threads of his life, gaining wisdom and insight that he puts to use in understanding his own youthful motivations and in counseling other young men, like him, who are headed straight for disaster. Penned within prison walls where the author still resides, Palpable Irony upliftingly chronicles a lost man’s discovery of himself and his potential as an instrument for good.
After more than four decades and scores of books, documentaries, and films on the subject, what more can be said about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy? A great deal, according to the author. This provocative, rigorously researched book presents evidence and compelling arguments that will make you rethink the entire sequence of terrible events on that traumatic day in Dallas. Drawing on his fifteen years of experience as an experimental physicist for the US Navy, the author demonstrates that the commonly accepted view of the assassination is fundamentally flawed from a scientific perspective. The physics behind lone-gunmen theories is not only wrong, says Chambers, but frankly impossible. This is the first book to: identify the second murder weapon, prove the locations of the assassins, and demonstrate multiple shooters with scientific certainty. It concludes with a persuasive chapter on why this horrible event, now almost half a century old, should still matter to us today. Originally published as a hardcover in 2010, this paperback edition contains a new preface and postscript in which the author addresses some interesting developments since the book was first published as well as the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination. For anyone seeking a fresh understanding of the JFK assassination, this is an indispensable book.