French for Xenophobes
Author: Drew Launay
Publisher: Xenophobe's Guide
A humorous approach to Italian that shows you can speak the lingo simply by using plain English. Vital phrases will trip off your tongue, gems like: 'Why does your mother look at me in that way?’, ‘Is the water traditionally brown in this area?’ and ‘I don’t have any more money!’
Do you want to rearm Venus de Milo, shave Uncle Harry’s beard, or turn gray skies to blue? Have at it with PhotoshopElements 3 For Dummies, your guide to enhancing the effect, fixing the flaws, or adding artistic effects to your photos. You’ll discover how to: Import and organize your photos Create, rearrange, blend and manipulate layers to create a composite image Save photos using the correct file format— TIFF (Tagged Image File Format, PDF (Portable Document Format), or BMP (for PC users) Save for the Web with JPEG and GIF Take advantage of the terrific Help Great Help system, including a How To palette with step-by-step tutorials for image editing and features Create a slide show, a picture package, or a Web photo gallery PhotoshopElements 3 For Dummies was written by Dele McClelland, award-winning author of more than 75 titles, including Photoshop for Dummies and Photoshop CS Bible, and Galen Fott, writer and reviewer for Macworld and PC Magazine. It includes 16 pages of full-color examples that demonstrate capabilities and show you “before” and “after” photos. You’ll get step-by-step specifics on techniques that can transform your photos, including: Selecting the area you want to work with using the lasso, marquee, or magic wand tools or the selection brush Using the healing brush to remove imperfections such as blemishes and the new red eye removal tool to remove that demonic glow Adjusting color with a variety of tools and techniques Applying filters such as Blur, Gaussian Blur, Colored Pencil, Diffuse Glow, Glass, Glowing Edges and many more Color correcting quickly with fast color-corrections Using the layer styles in the Styles and Effects palette to let your imagination go wild with painting, drawing, applying drop shadows and bevels, adding text, and more Using the brush, pencil, eraser, shape and cookie cutter tools Working with the type tools, including formatting options, warping type into unusual shapes, and creating outline type Making the most of the effects, including frame, image effects, text effects, and textures Using Photomerge to create panoramic pictures PhotoshopElements 3 For Dummies doesn’t just give you instructions—it gives you ideas. You’ll be inspired to capitalize on the capabilities and explore different techniques to enhance and share your photos.
La Bataille d'Ocana
Author: Pierre Juhel
Publisher: Histoire Et Collections
Although the Battle of Ocana is without doubt the Army of Spain s greatest victory, until F.O. Juarez and O.L. Ruiz Jaen brought out their beautiful book, la Batalla de Ocana, Campanas militares en la provincia de Toledo en 1809, there was no monograph on the event. The paradox is all too apparent. As a matter of national pride, Spanish historians could hardly be expected to tackle the question; from the French point of view, Napoleon, not being the Commander-in-Chief on that particular day and Imperial military history being strictly speaking Napoleonic, no historian had ever actually taken on the subject. As for the English, keen as they are on what they call the Peninsular War, since none of their troops took part in the event, they quite understandably neglected the Battle of Ocana, at least in detail. Now the French archives are simply overflowing with information about this glorious feat of arms for their army. We have developed these contemporary sources using some new Spanish sources which our predecessors F.O. Juarez and O.L. Ruiz did not know about at the time they did their research.
Ivan’s Rules of Management
Author: Ivan Reynolds MBA
Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore
This book is designed to be a hand book of ideas on how a manager/leader should comport himself and how to deal with individuals, team, peers, senior managers and friends within a working environment. It is not a book on theoretical management, but a book based on everyday experiences. It is a must for all levels of management
The Financial Crisis
Author: Howard Davies
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
There is still no consensus on who or what caused the financial crisis which engulfed the world, beginning in the summer of 2007. A huge number of suspects have been identified, from greedy investment bankers, through feckless borrowers, dilatory regulators and myopic central bankers to violent video games and high levels of testosterone among the denizens of trading floors. There is not even agreement on whether the crisis shows a need for more government intervention in markets, or less: some maintain that government encouragement of home ownership lay at the heart of the problem in the US, in particular. In The Financial Crisis Howard Davies charts a course through these arguments, and the evidence advanced for each of them. The reader can thereby assess the weight to be attached to each, and the likely effectiveness of the remedies under development.
Like so many helping professionals today, coaches are discovering that the most effective treatment plan is not always the one that takes the most time. Perhaps more so than in any other situation, coaching allows practitioners to quickly forge collaborative relationships with their clients and help them maximize their performance in work and in life. Brief Coaching for Lasting Solutions teaches coaches how to conduct conversations that are most useful to clients in achieving their goals within a brief period of time. The authors, two of the leading practitioners of the brief coaching method, masterfully guide readers through the steps of this process–from the initial meeting to follow-up sessions to troubleshooting setbacks–while illustrating essential skills with ample case examples.This book is written for coaches who want to reduce the time it takes to provide effective coaching while making the best use possible of resources the client brings to the table. At the same time it is written for the benefit of today’s clients, so many of whom want to avoid coaching that is time-intensive and costly, and instead seek coaching that is organized, efficient, and affordable.Whether your clients seek a solution to a specific problem or strive toward a more general life goal, this invaluable resource will put you on the path to brief coaching success.
Author: Richard Powers
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Gain braids together two stories on very different scales. In one, Laura Body, divorced mother of two and a real-estate agent in the small town of Lacewood, Illinois, plunges into a new existence when she learns that she has ovarian cancer. In the other, Clare & Company, a soap manufacturer begun by three brothers in nineteenth-century Boston, grows over the course of a century and a half into an international consumer products conglomerate based in Laura's hometown. Clare's stunning growth reflects the kaleidoscopic history of America; Laura Body's life is changed forever by Clare. The novel's stunning conclusion reveals the countless invisible connections between the largest enterprises and the smallest lives.
This volume evaluates a range of assessment measures with regard to older adults. The expert contributors address topics such as assessment of health, functional disability (ADLs), mental agility, aging and personality, depression, and pain. While the instruments themselves are readily available from other sources, this book discusses the suitability, strengths, and weaknesses of various measures and offers current information on the rapidly changing, state-of-the-art assessment technology.
Author: Joseph Turow
Media Today uses convergence as a lens that puts students at the center of the profound changes in the 21st century media world. Through the convergence lens they learn to think critically about the role of media today and what these changes mean for their lives presently and in the future. The book’s media systems approach helps students to look carefully at how media content is created, distributed, and exhibited in the new world that the digital revolution has created. From newspapers to video games and social networking to mobile platforms, Media Today prepares students to live in the digital world of media.
The Meaning of Cooking
Author: Jean-Claude Kaufmann
"First published in French as Casseroles, amour et crises"--T.p. verso.
Psychiatrists are in a unique position to understand the personalities, needs, and motivations of cult leaders and followers. This report assumes that unique vantage point in its review of the cult phenomenon. What are the psychiatric attributes of cult leaders and followers? Why do individuals join cults? Can cults play a constructive role in an individual's life? And how can psychiatrists help family and friends deal with cult members? Supported by numerous references, this report presents statistics and colorful descriptions of American cults and their effect on those who embrace them.
Author: Paul Stewart
Publisher: Random House
Rabbit and Hedgehog are the best of friends, even though Rabbit is awake all day, but Hedgehog is only awake at night. Rabbit finds himself wishing that Hedgehog could stay up all day, just once. Will Rabbit's wish come true?
Save by Roy
Author: Terry Frei, Adrian Dater
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
In 2013, the Colorado Avalanche announced that Joe Sakic, a franchise legend and Hall of Fame center, would be promoted to become the new executive VP of hockey operations. Soon, Sakic was instrumental in the hiring of Patrick Roy, the greatest goaltender in NHL history, a man crucial to the Avalanche’s Stanley Cup victories in 1996 and 2001, as Colorado’s new coach. This book, a collaborative effort between seasoned sportswriters and authors Terry Frei and Adrian Dater, is an opinionated, interpretive, and in-depth look at Patrick Roy’s first season as a National Hockey League coach, and the Avalanche’s surprising 2013–14 season.
Film Formation in Coatings
Author: Theodore Provder, Marek W. Urban
Publisher: Amer Chemical Society
The 24 papers that make up this volume cover three areas of film formation: aspects of film formation mechanism; film property development in thermoplastic and crosslinkable systems; and the morphology and film structure of the resulting films. Advanced instrumental measurements are used to define morphology and determine unique film structures as well as to provide input into models of the film formation process.