As with the first edition, the primary purpose of this
book is to describe human blood group antigens and
their inheritance, the antibodies that define them, the
structure and functions of the red cell membrane
macromolecules that carry them, and the genes that
encode them or control their biosynthesis. In addition,
this book provides information on the clinical relevance
of blood groups and on the importance of blood
group antibodies in transfusion medicine in particular.
The first edition of Managing Quality sold well and the second and third editions sold even more
copies which, according to the publisher, is unusual for a book of this type. The fourth edition
builds on the success of these previous editions.
In the book the term total quality management (TQM) is used to describe the process of transformation
by which all parts of the organization have a focus on quality with the ultimate objective
of customer satisfaction and delight.
Many of the same organizations who provided me with data for the first edition of Stocks for the Long Run willingly updated their data for this second edition. I include Lipper Analytical Services and the Vanguard Group for their mutual funds data, Morgan Stanley for their Capital Market indexes,
Smithers & Co. for their market value data and Bloomberg Financial for their graphic representations.
I began writing the first edition of this book in May 1996 as Java™ celebrated one of its first major
rites of passage, the inaugural JavaOne conference. The conference's underlying theme was Java's
transition from an applet language to a hard-core computing environment. In the time since that
conference, that promise has become a reality. This book captures a small piece of that reality: Java
as a language for enterprise computing.
The Linux Cookbook, 2nd Edition is your guide to getting the most out of Linux. Organized by general task (such as working with text, managing files, and manipulating graphics), each section contains a series of step-by-step recipes that help you to get your work done quickly and efficiently, most often from the command line. Nearly 50 percent larger than the first edition, this new edition includes hundreds of new recipes as well as new sections on package management
The present work has i lled much of our time and thoughts for some years.
We send it forth, however, well knowing that in many parts of our i eld
we have accomplished, at most, a preliminary exploration. Oftentimes our
business has been rather to quarry and hew for some builder of the future
than to leave a i nished building. But we have endeavoured to make sure,
so far as our will and power can go, that when his day comes he shall have
facts and not i ctions to build with. How near we...
Training in the biological sciences, and indeed in most sciences,
appropriately emphasizes mastery of techniques and theory –
essential elements of any original research endeavor. The less
glamorous steps to successful research are often neglected in the
formal training programs of scientists – such as how to plan a study
adequately, secure research funds effectively, present results (written
and oral) clearly and interestingly, and present qualifications in a
re ´sume ´ .
Encouraged by the friendly acceptance of the first edition and stimulated by
numerous requests and comments from the community of meiobenthologists,
this second edition updates my monograph on meiobenthology. The revised text
emphasizes new discoveries and developments of relevance; it has been
extended by adding chapters on meiofauna in areas not covered before, such as
the polar regions, mangroves, and hydrothermal vents.
At the 12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (Santiago, 2002) a CD Rom of the first
edition of the Traditional Asian Medicine Identification Guide for Law Enforcers was distributed
to the delegations present and shortly thereafter also to all CITES Parties with a Notification.
Hard copies of the guide were also distributed to the Parties by TRAFFIC International. At
CoP12 the Secretariat decided that this excellent product of collaborative work between HM
Customs and Excise's CITES Enforcement Team at Heathrow and TRAFFIC International
should continue and be further developed.
This copyright covers material written expressly for this volume by the editor/s as
well as the compilation itself. It does not cover the individual selections herein that
first appeared elsewhere. Permission to reprint these has been obtained by Pearson
Custom Publishing for this edition only. Further reproduction by any means, electronic
or mechanical, including photocopying and recording, or by any information storage
or retrieval system, must be arranged with the individual copyright holders noted.......
A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) was first published by the Project Management Institute (PMI) as a white paper in 1983 in an attempt to document and standardize generally accepted project management information and practices. The first edition was published in 1996 followed by the second edition in 2000. In 2004, the PMBOK Guide — Third Edition was published with major changes from the previous editions. The latest English-language PMBOK Guide — Fourth Edition was released on December 31, 2008.
Work on the Fifth Edition is in development.
The first edition of
(1989) was written to bridge the gap between
toxicology and chemistry. It defined toxicological chemistry as the science that deals with the
chemical nature and reactions of toxic substances, their origins and uses, and the chemical aspects
of their exposure, transformation, and elimination by biological systems. It emphasized the chemical
formulas, structures, and reactions of toxic substances. The second edition of
(1992) was significantly enlarged and increased in scope compared to the first edition.
As with the first and second editions, this third edition of Strategic
Information Management: Challenges and strategies in managing information
systems aims to present the many complex and inter-related issues
associated with the management of information systems, with a likely
audience of MBA or other Master’s level students and senior undergraduate
students taking a course in strategic information management or something
HTML, XHTML, and CSS are essential tools for creating dynamic Web sites. This friendly, all-in-one guide covers what programmers need to know about each of the technologies and how to use them together.
Like the bestselling first edition, HTML, XHTML, and CSS All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition makes it easy to grasp the fundamentals and start building effective Web pages. With new information about Web 2.0 and Ajax, it's the perfect reference as well.
Clear and concise, this easy-to-use text offers an introductory course on the language of gene cloning, covering microbial, plant, and animal systems. The essential concepts in biology relevant to the understanding of gene cloning are presented in a well-organized and accessible manner. This updated version of the first edition is an invaluable book for nonscientists as well as scientists with little background knowledge in gene cloning, providing a wealth of information for anyone wishing to gain proficiency in reading and speaking the language of gene cloning....
The first edition of Handbook of MRI Technique was a resounding success. The rapidly increasing number of radiographers and technologists entering the modality, coupled with the development of education and training courses worldwide, has resulted in an increased demand for MRI books of any shape and size. The education of radiographers, technologists and radiologists often lags behind the rapid technological advances in MR.
Much has happened since the first edition of this book appeared in 2002.
Despite the continuing paucity of robust scientific evidence to support
most of its constituent therapies, complementary and alternative medicine
(CAM) remains popular with clients who appreciate the holistic approach
and have a belief in its effectiveness.
Introduction to Algorithms is a book by Thomas H. Cormen, Charles E. Leiserson, Ronald L. Rivest, and Clifford Stein. It is used as the textbook for algorithms courses at many universities and is commonly cited as a reference for algorithms in published papers, with over 6200 citations documented on CiteSeerX. The book sold half a million copies during its first 20 years. Its fame has led to the appellation of the abbreviation "CLRS", or, in the first edition, "CLR".
The new edition of Principles of Electrochemistry has been considerably
extended by a number of new sections, particularly dealing with 'electrochemical
material science' (ion and electron conducting polymers, chemically
modified electrodes), photoelectrochemistry, stochastic processes, new aspects
of ion transfer across biological membranes, biosensors, etc. In view of
this extension of the book we asked Dr Ladislav Kavan (the author of the
section on non-electrochemical methods in the first edition) to contribute as
a co-author discussing many of these topics.
As with the first and second editions, the goal of this
third edition of Pediatric Epilepsy: Diagnosis and Therapy
is to assist all professionals involved in the care of pediatric
patients with seizures and epilepsy. Our goal continues
to be the perfect result: no seizures, no side effects, and
no stigma to limit these children from achieving their