Shaping a Science of Social Work provides a basic framework for a social work science in terms of basic constructs, domains, and characteristics, considered within the context of academic disciplinarity and professional identity. Centered on the formation of social work science from a realist/critical-realist position, contributions from eminent scholars offer detailed and rigorous analyses of various essential issues.
In 1979, the seeds of social media were sown by Tom Truscott and Jim Ellis, and the result of that action would give rise to a monster that would not only change the world of communication forever, but also have great impact in all our lives. However, no one was prepared for the ensuing chaos that would be wrought by this new trend. Every one of us crave the likes, the glamour, the followership, the sheer power to influence people worldwide; for the first time in the history of man, we can be heard and be seen by anyone on the globe connected to the Internet. That somewhat dark desire that was once hidden within us has suddenly been exposed by social media, and the world can´t deal. In this audiobook, the author takes you back in time to where it all started: a brief history of human communication, from yelling and cave writings up to the birth of social media. He elaborates on the significant and obvious benefits of social media as well as its drawbacks, and provides detailed information on its mind control capabilities while proffering solutions on how we can keep our sanity as we learn to properly utilize and grow with social media. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim D. Johnston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/106054/bk_acx0_106054_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book uses rigorous mathematical analysis to advance opinion dynamics models for social networks in three major directions. First, a novel model is proposed to capture how a discrepancy between an individual´s private and expressed opinions can develop due to social pressures that arise in group situations or through extremists deliberately shaping public opinion. Detailed theoretical analysis of the final opinion distribution is followed by use of the model to study Asch´s seminal experiments on conformity, and the phenomenon of pluralistic ignorance. Second, the DeGroot-Friedkin model for evolution of an individual´s social power (self-confidence) is developed in a number of directions. The key result establishes that an individual´s initial social power is forgotten exponentially fast, even when the network changes over time; eventually, an individual´s social power depends only on the (changing) network structure. Last, a model for the simultaneous discussion of multiple logically interdependent topics is proposed. To ensure that a consensus across the opinions of all individuals is achieved, it turns out that the interpersonal interactions must be weaker than an individual´s introspective cognitive process for establishing logical consistency among the topics. Otherwise, the individual may experience cognitive overload and the opinion system becomes unstable. Conclusions of interest to control engineers, social scientists, and researchers from other relevant disciplines are discussed throughout the thesis with support from both social science and control literature.
The growing friction between the colonies and England in the mid- to late 18th century is outlined here, as the book captures the revolutionary spirit that eventually led to the American War of Independence. Included is biographical information on Patrick Henry, as it traces his rise to fame as he grew to embody the new American identity. The book explores Henry´s role in shaping the American Bill of Rights once independence had been achieved. A detailed analysis of this historically important speech is provided, framing this important moment in America´s history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Benjamin Becker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/000348/bk_adbl_000348_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sportsman, womanizer, naval commander, world-traveler, spy, this suave Old Etonian creator of the Cold War´s archetypal secret agent was infinitely more complicated and interesting than his major fictional character, Agent 007. Fleming´s wide-ranging and exciting life inevitably provided the plausible backdrop for the Bond novels, and while his temperamental, sometimes violent nature got him into difficulties as a young man, the second World War was the making of him. Highly regarded in British naval intelligence for his international contacts, he master-minded numerous top secret operations, including ´´Golden Eye,´´ which is uncovered here for the first time. His role in shaping prototype CIA is also fully detailed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Whitfield. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/000326/bk_blak_000326_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
2015 BMA Medical Book Awards Highly Commended in Surgical Specialties Category! Now in its 6th edition, Cummings Otolaryngology remains the world´s most detailed and trusted source for superb guidance on all facets of head and neck surgery. Completely updated with the latest minimally invasive procedures, new clinical photographs, line drawings, and new surgical videos, this latest edition equips you to implement all the newest discoveries, techniques, and technologies that are shaping patient outcomes. Be certain with expert, dependable, accurate answers for every stage of your career from the most comprehensive , multi-disciplinary text in the field!
Written by a pioneering master in the field, Cartilage Tympanoplasty: Classification of Methods-Techniques-Results, is a comprehensive reference for all the currently used methods of cartilage tympanoplasty. In the opening chapters of the book, Mirko Tos provides a thorough overview of this class of procedures, including a classification of 23 original cartilage tympanoplasty methods. Each of the following chapters offers a detailed exposition of a different method, presenting its definition, indication, graft harvesting and shaping, surgical technique, and an analysis of the anatomical and functional results based on a review of the literature and on personal experience. In the closing chapters, the author discusses long-term outcomes and compares the results of the various cartilage tympanoplasty methods. ´´Mirko Tos has written a remarkable book...The entire community of otologic surgeons will benefit from this contribution.´´--From the foreword by John Dornhoffer, MD, FACS
The third volume of this collection completes the exploration of patterns for women and men. It focuses on the shaping of men´s and women´s outwear. The wide range of patterns examined includes basic forms of jackets, coats and cloaks as well as the latest trends and new cuts proposed by designers that go beyond the timeless and fundamental models. The book also offers detailed descriptions of drafting techniques, which are essential for the industrial patternmaker and, last but not least, techniques for altering and fitting jackets, coats and cloaks. Antonio Donnanno began his career in his family´s tailoring shop. In 1982, he founded the prestigious Euromode School Italia in Bergamo, which soon expanded abroad. He has written dozens of books on fashion and has his own consulting firm, which focuses on patternmaking and business. The illustrator, Elisabetta Kuky Drudi, is also author of Promopress bestseller Fashion Details. She currently designs for various international fashion houses.
The TUBE-TECH HLT 2A is an all-new kind of EQ, combining Hi and Lo shelving with a midrange T- control, that bends the whole frequency spectrum up or down around a selectable midrange frequency.(It´s is the first time this combination of filters has been designed in the analogue domain.) Technical:HLT 2A is a stereo unit, featuring low and high shelving filters and a T - control bend filter. The shelving filters are designed around a high gain tube amplifier, and the T- filter is a passive filter placed after the shelving filters and the output amplifier. All three sections are supplied with a bypass switch. In addition to these controls the HLT 2A features Hi and Lo filters + an overall bypass switch. So how does it sound?The TUBE-TECH HLT 2A marks a different approach to EQ´ing. It is a very powerful overall shaping EQ, yet extremely simple to operate.To put it simply, the HLT2A will yield good results for basically any material and application, ranging from the demanding mastering engineer to the sound quality hungry project studio owner.The combination of Hi and Lo shelf and Lo/Mid frequency T just creates a ton of very nice EQ shaping possibilities! Mastering VersionLater in 2015 John G Petersen will do a mastering version of the HLT2A with stepped pots and a smaller and more detailed range for the shelf and T- filter eq.
Global Logistics Strategies offers a step-by-step guide to global logistics. Covering the breadth of logistics, this highly accessible text covers everything you need to know and is illustrated by engaging case studies of market leaders. In this comprehensive book John Manners-Bell provides an in depth definition, description and exploration of the strategic principles and practices in transportation modes and supply chain verticals, including: freight forwarding, contract logistics, shipping, road freight, air cargo and express. The book also examines major sectors, including Automotive, Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Retail, Consumer, and High Tech. Global Logistics Strategies offers a detailed examination of key topics, including: how the logistics industry has developed, how it is influenced by macro-economic factors and demand-side trends, what the risks are to the industry, and how it will develop over the coming years. It examines important trends and developments that are shaping the industry, including 3D printing, megacities, and post-harvest food losses.