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Tourism Security

Tourism Security

By: Peter Tarlow

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Publication Date: 09-JUN-2014

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Tourism security is an important part of both security management and tourism. Private security professionals and police departments in tourism cities, as well as hotels, major attractions, and theme parks, have all come to realize that tourism security and safety issues (often called tourism surety) are essential for industry survival and success. In Tourism Security, leading expert Peter Tarlow addresses a range of key issues in tourism safety and security. The book guides the reader through a study of tourism security themes and best practices. Topics include the relationship...

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Offshore Wind, 2nd Edition

Offshore Wind, 2nd Edition

By: Kurt Thomsen

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 10-JUL-2014

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Offshore Wind is the first-ever roadmap to successful offshore wind installation. It provides a ready reference for wind project managers, teaching them how to deal with complications on-site, as well as for financers, who can utilize the text as an easy guide to asking the pivotal questions of petitioning wind project developers. These developers' planning stages will be improved by the book's expert advice on how to avoid wasting money by scoping out and mitigating potential problems up-front. Wind turbine manufacturers will benefit from insights into design optimization to support...

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Numerical Simulation of Multiphase Reactors with Continuous Liquid

Numerical Simulation of Multiphase Reactors with Continuous Liquid

By: Chao Yang; Zai-Sha Mao

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 24-JUN-2014

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Numerical simulation of multiphase reactors with continuous liquid phase provides current research and findings in multiphase problems, which will assist researchers and engineers to advance this field. This is an ideal reference book for readers who are interested in design and scale-up of multiphase reactors and crystallizers, and using mathematical model and numerical simulation as tools. Yang and Mao’s book focuses on modeling and numerical applications directly in the chemical, petrochemical, and hydrometallurgical industries, rather than theories of multiphase flow. The content...

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Profiting From Services and Solutions

Profiting From Services and Solutions

By: Valarie A. Zeithaml; Stephen W. Brown

Publisher: Business Expert Press

Publication Date: 15-AUG-2014

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Designed for executives of companies that manufacture or sell products and students in an MBA program, this book outlines the challenges of launching a service and solutions business within a product-oriented organization. You might view services and solutions as a means to financial growth, reduced revenue volatility, greater differentiation from the competition, increased share of customer budget, and improved customer satisfaction, loyalty, and lock-in; but the authors visualize the transition from products sold to services rendered and identify the challenges that leaders will face during...

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Nanotechnology Environmental Health and Safety, 2nd Edition

Nanotechnology Environmental Health and Safety, 2nd Edition

By: Matthew Hull; Diana Bowman

Publisher: William Andrew

Publication Date: 11-JUN-2014

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Nanotechnology Environmental Health and Safety, Second Edition focuses not only on the impact of nanotechnology and the discipline of nanotoxicity, but also explains each of these disciplines through in the context of management requirements and via risk scenarios — providing an overview of regulation, risk management, and exposure. Contributors thoroughly explain environmental health and safety (EHS) issues, financial implications, foreseeable risks (e.g., exposure, dose, hazards of nanomaterials), occupational hygiene, and consumer protection. Key new chapters have been included...

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Towards Sustainable Road Transport

Towards Sustainable Road Transport

By: Ronald M. Dell; Patrick T. Moseley; David J. Rand

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 11-JUN-2014

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Increasing pressure on global reserves of petroleum at a time of growing demand for personal transport in developing countries, together with concerns over atmospheric pollution and carbon dioxide emissions, are leading to a requirement for more sustainable forms of road transport. Major improvements in the efficiency of all types of road vehicles are called for, along with the use of fuels derived from alternative sources, or entirely new fuels. Towards Sustainable Road Transport first describes the evolution of vehicle designs and propulsion technologies over the past two centuries,...

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Advanced Power Generation Systems

Advanced Power Generation Systems

By: Ibrahim Dincer; Calin Zamfirescu

Publisher: Elsevier

Publication Date: 15-JUL-2014

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Advanced Power Generation Systems examines the full range of advanced multiple output thermodynamic cycles that can enable more sustainable and efficient power production from traditional methods, as well as driving the significant gains available from renewable sources. These advanced cycles can harness the by-products of one power generation effort, such as electricity production, to simultaneously create additional energy outputs, such as heat or refrigeration. Gas turbine-based, and industrial waste heat recovery-based combined, cogeneration, and trigeneration cycles are considered...

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The Future of the Academic Journal

The Future of the Academic Journal

By: Bill Cope; Angus Phillips

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 01-JUL-2014

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The world of the academic journal continues to be one of radical change. A follow-up volume to the first edition of The Future of the Academic Journal , this book is a significant contribution to the debates around the future of journals publishing. The book takes an international perspective and looks ahead at how the industry will continue to develop over the next few years. With contributions from leading academics and industry professionals, the book provides a reliable and impartial view of this fast-changing area. The book includes various discussions on the future of journals,...

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Making Sense of Space

Making Sense of Space

By: Iryna Kuksa; Mark Childs

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 16-JUN-2014

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The use of Virtual Worlds (VWs) has increased in the last decade. VWs are used for communication, education, community building, creative arts, and more. A good deal of research has been conducted into learning and VWs, but other areas remain ripe for investigation. Factors from technological platforms to the nature and conventions of the communities that use VWs must be considered, in order to achieve the best possible interaction between virtual spaces and their users. Making Sense of Space focuses on the background to these issues, describing a range of case studies conducted by the...

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Advances in Non-volatile Memory and Storage Technology

Advances in Non-volatile Memory and Storage Technology

By: Y. Nishi

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 24-JUN-2014

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New solutions are needed for future scaling down of nonvolatile memory. Advances in Non-volatile Memory and Storage Technology provides an overview of developing technologies and explores their strengths and weaknesses. After an overview of the current market, part one introduces improvements in flash technologies, including developments in 3D NAND flash technologies and flash memory for ultra-high density storage devices. Part two looks at the advantages of designing phase change memory and resistive random access memory technologies. It looks in particular at the fabrication,...

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Advances in Hydrogen Production, Storage and Distribution

Advances in Hydrogen Production, Storage and Distribution

By: Angelo Basile; Adolfo Iulianelli

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 16-JUL-2014

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Advances in Hydrogen Production, Storage and Distribution reviews recent developments in this key component of the emerging "hydrogen economy," an energy infrastructure based on hydrogen. Since hydrogen can be produced without using fossil fuels, a move to such an economy has the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve energy security. However, such a move also requires the advanced production, storage and usage techniques discussed in this book. Part one introduces the fundamentals of hydrogen production, storage, and distribution, including an overview of the...

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Tissue Engineering Using Ceramics and Polymers, 2nd Edition

Tissue Engineering Using Ceramics and Polymers, 2nd Edition

By: Aldo R Boccaccini; P.X. Ma

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 11-JUN-2014

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The second edition of Tissue Engineering Using Ceramics and Polymers comprehensively reviews the latest advances in this area rapidly evolving area of biomaterials science. Part one considers the biomaterials used for tissue engineering. It introduces the properties and processing of bioactive ceramics and glasses, as well as polymeric biomaterials, particularly biodegradable polymer phase nanocomposites. Part two reviews the advances in techniques for processing, characterization, and modeling of materials. The topics covered range from nanoscale design in biomineralization...

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Gestión actual del consultor politico

Gestión actual del consultor politico

By: Abelson Yehonatan; Luis Arroyo; Antonio Biarnés Mas; Doris Capurro; José Ángel Carpio García; Gabriel Cortina de la Concha; Roberto Izurieta; Gloria Ostos Mota; Rafael Rubio; Jorge Santiago Barnés; Antonio Sola

Publisher: LID Editorial

Publication Date: 01-NOV-2011

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Un equipo de expertos muestra el papel del asesor político y su importancia en el día a día del político ofreciendo un completo manual de consultoría política necesaria para quienes requieren estos servicios y de lectura obligada para quienes pretendan dedicarse a una labor con tanto futuro como la consultoría ...

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Service Desk and Incident Manager: Careers in IT service management

Service Desk and Incident Manager: Careers in IT service management

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Publisher: BCS Learning & Development Limited

Publication Date: 29-JUL-2014

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The role of a service desk manager is to provide the single point of contact between an IT organisation and its users. Responsibilities include developing, implementing, monitoring and improving processes and procedures relating to the management of incidents and service requests and handling the communication between an IT provider and its users. This book gives an excellent introduction to the role, covering areas such as purpose, required skills and career progression, as well as tools, standards and frameworks. Based on the author’s extensive experience, it gives practical guidance to...

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Essentials of Retirement Planning

Essentials of Retirement Planning

By: Eric J. Robbins

Publisher: Business Expert Press

Publication Date: 15-AUG-2014

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This book provides the quintessential information needed to understand the financial side of the retirement planning coin. You’ll begin by learning about the various plan types employers may offer their employees. Topics related to compliance testing will be thoroughly discussed as well as strategies used to legally shift benefits in favor of highly compensated employees (HCEs). However, some employers do not sponsor a plan; and when this happens, retirement savers will need to understand the options available within the world of individual retirement accounts (IRAs). This book is not...

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Global Mergers and Acquisitions

Global Mergers and Acquisitions

By: Abdol S. Soofi; Yuqin Zhang

Publisher: Business Expert Press

Publication Date: 10-AUG-2014

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This book explains in detail corporate restructuring through mergers and acquisitions (M&A). It critically examines all functions that must be performed in completing an M&A transaction, as well as domestic and cross-border M&As, international finance, and multinational financial management. Given the increasing importance of China as the second largest economy in the world and Chinese companies’ growing merger and acquisition activities globally, the authors devote the last two chapters of the book to China’s outward foreign direct investment, cross-border M&A activities, and include...

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Rough Cuts
The Mobile Commerce Revolution: Business Success in a Wireless World

The Mobile Commerce Revolution: Business Success in a Wireless World

By: Tim Hayden; Tom Webster

Publisher: Que

Publication Date: 10-OCT-2014

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This is the Rough Cut version of the printed book. Mobile commerce has reached and passed its tipping point: more than 50% of the U.S. population now owns smartphones. But mobile commerce is about much more than just the "location-based strategies" covered in other books on the topic. The Mobile Commerce Revolution covers everything you need to know to capitalize on this immense new opportunity — from infrastructure to culture, strategy to tactics. Written by Tim Hayden Tom Webster, two of mobile commerce’s pioneering thought leaders, this actionable guide is packed with brand-new case...

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Autocoaching para despertar

Autocoaching para despertar

By: Pedro Amador

Publisher: LID Editorial

Publication Date: 01-MAY-2010

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"Autocoaching® para despertar" nos plantea todos los pasos necesarios que ayudan a tomar consciencia y nos permiten llevar a la acción todo aquello que nos plantemos. Apoyándose en la estupenda herramienta de La Rueda de la Vida y sus distintas sub-ruedas el lector descubre un viaje a su interior, en donde encontrará todas las claves que le harán disfrutar más de la vida. Autoconocerse es el primer paso para salir de cualquier crisis, sea del tipo que sea, y para ello mostraremos cómo avanzar creando un GPS Vital que trabajará sobre un completo Mapa Global de la Vida. ...

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Cómo ganar una guerra

Cómo ganar una guerra

By: Ignacio González-Posada

Publisher: LID Editorial

Publication Date: 01-MAY-2010

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¿Qué tienen en común Steve Jobs y sir Winston Churchill? ¿No aplican las empresas hoy en día tácticas propias de la Blitzkrieg, guerra relámpago, para conquistarnos? ¿Y no se equivocan los directivos al medir sus fuerzas fracasando en retiradas comerciales cuando estaban a punto de conseguirlo? ¿Qué haces cuando tu compañía se cruza con una competencia kamikaze? Cómo ganar una guerra nos descubre que no hay tantas diferencias entre el escenario de la II Guerra Mundial y nuestro día a día profesional y ofrece valiosas lecciones sobre las decisiones tomadas en el campo de batalla por los...

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Siete lecciones para liderar

Siete lecciones para liderar

By: Bill George

Publisher: LID Editorial

Publication Date: 01-OCT-2010

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¿Sabes que una crisis puede ser tu momento decisivo? No temas las turbulencias, si las sabes manejar, cuando llegue la calma serás una persona más segura y competente. Como los grandes capitanes de barco, tienes que saber cómo enderezar la nave cuando la adversidad estalla. Afronta la realidad, quítate el peso del mundo de los hombros, escarba hasta llegar a la causa raíz, prepárate para el largo plazo, jamás desaproveches una buena crisis, sigue el auténtico norte pasa al ataque y céntrate en ganar. Si aprendes estas sencillas reglas y las incorporas a tu esquema mental estarás en...