Focusing on the rich biodiversity of Costa Rica, the contributors demonstrate the use of geographic information systems (GIS) to enhance conservation efforts. They give an overview of the spatial nature of conservation and management and the current status of digital mapping in Costa Rica; a review of the basic principles behind digital mapping technologies; a series of case studies using these technologies at a variety of scales and for a range of conservation and management activities; and the results of the Costa Rican gap analysis project....
The title of this book, Wireless Power Transfer: Principles and Engineering Explorations, encompasses theory and engineering technology, which are of interest for diverse classes of wireless power transfer. This book is a collection of contemporary research and developments in the area of wireless power transfer technology. It consists of 13 chapters that focus on interesting topics of wireless power links, and several system issues in which analytical methodologies, numerical simulation techniques, measurement techniques and methods, and applicable examples are investigated....
Atlas of Orthodontics: Principles and Cl inical Applications was written with the
intention to introduce to the world of clinical orthodontics its first illustrated text.
This colorful. methodological presentation of the most up-t
This paper summarizes stratificational theory, and applies its linguistic methods in a sememic analysis of English prepositions. The phenomenon of interlocking diversification is shown to be quite generally present among the prepositions. Also, the analysis of prepositions is shown to entail a partial sememic analysis of other words; it therefore provides a starting point for the sememic analysis, on stratificational principles, of the rest of the language.
LE-PAROLE project for the morphological and syntactic layers, the LE-SIMPLE project for the semantic model and lexicon and the Italian project CLIPS 2 for the phonological level and the extension of the lexical coverage. The theoretical model underlying this lexicon is based on the EAGLES recommendations, on the results of the EWN and ACQUILEX projects and on a revised version of Pustejovsky’s Generative Lexicon theory (Pustejovsky 1995).
Methodology dialectical materialism is a philosophy department-specific knowledge, the nucleus is drawn from the entire Marxist - Leninist, including the perspective system, how the principles and measures for directing cognitive activities and practice of the subject.
From the very beginning of the transition from the traditional purchasing system reviews to the
redesigned assessment approach that replaced them, it was understood that further refinement
and continuous improvement was planned. Consistent with that long-term strategy, and building
on the originally redesigned federal purchasing assessments, the business system assessment
models of the PEAmembers have evolved to be more aligned with the Balanced Scorecard
(BSC) approach to performance measurement and management, which is currently in use by
many “world class” private corporations.
Introduction Acknowledgments Lesson 1. So You're Going to Manage a Project? The Elements of a Project Project Planning Implementation Control Possible Project Players Lesson 2. What Makes a Good Project Manager? A Doer, not a Bystander Many Hats All the Time Principles To Steer You Seven Ways to Succeed as a Project Manager Seven Ways to Fail as a Project Manager Lesson 3.
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) represents one of the
most advanced and enlightening functional imaging techniques that
has ever been developed. The past ten years (1990–2000) of scientific
research has been designated the decade of the brain and has led to
numerous technological developments and the establishment of fundamental
clinical protocols to understand brain functions. The next
decade, the beginning of the 21st century, will continue the great
momentum of brain research.
The study of the heart and vessels by Magnetic Resonance Imaging
represents a relatively new field of application, especially if one considers
the large-scale diagnostic use of the technique in the neurological
and muscular fields.
The explanation of the delayed application in the cardiovascular
field can be sought in the methodological complexity linked to the
study of moving anatomical structures.
During the four years since publication of the Fifth Edition of Gene Cloning and DNA
Analysis: An Introduction there have been important advances in DNA sequencing
technology, in particular the widespread adoption of high throughput approaches based
on pyrosequencing. Inclusion of these new techniques in the Sixth Edition has prompted
me to completely rewrite the material on DNA sequencing and to place all the relevant
information—both on the methodology itself and its application to genome sequencing
—into a single chapter.
.Advance Praise for Pricing, Risk, and Performance Measurement in Practice
“The book represents a fresh and innovative departure from ‘traditional’ approaches to modelling of securities data. Subsequently, it also presents much more flexible ways to analyze and process the data. Even if you are not involved with re-architecting an organization’s master data handling, there are numerous ideas, principles, and nuggets that make it a worthwhile read.” –Dr.
As WLANs (Wireless Local Area Networks) become increasingly common, it's becoming vital to be able to test them for proper performance and to optimize their operation. This book, written by a member of the IEEE committee that develops WLAN standards, is the first book addressing that need. It covers test equipment and methods for the RF (wireless) and physical layers of WLAN, protocols, the application layer, and manufacturing testing.
It is difficult to overemphasize the importance of magnetic resonance techniques in
chemistry. Experimental spectra can usually be successfully interpreted empirically,
but more difficult cases require a prediction based on the electronic structure. In the
last 25 years the calculation of magnetic resonance parameters from first principles
has become a powerful research tool that can significantly enhance the utility of
magnetic resonance techniques when empirical interpretations are insufficient.
In the eight years since publication of the first edition, enormous progress has been
made in the field of skin imaging and analysis. Because of the broad array of new
methods now available to the research scientist—and more and more to the clinically-
oriented dermatologist—we were able to widen the scope of this book from
the skin surface to the entire skin. This is also reflected in the change of the volume
title, Bioengineering of the Skin: Skin Imaging and Analysis.
Hence, this second edition is a major revision of the first edition, with more
than 30 new chapters added....
Project, IT, and change management are not entirely distinct disciplines or methodolo-
gies. The concepts, activities, and outputs in one discipline have parallel—and some-
times identical—features in the other two. We argue that to optimally plan and execute
HIT projects in HDOs requires all three adopted in concert. In this book, we combined
these standards and best practices to create an integrated project, IT, and change man-
Success with HIT projects is never a guarantee.
Cross-border claims for personal injuries are becoming more common.
Furthermore, European nationals increasingly join class actions in the
USA. These tendencies have created a need to know more about the law
of damages in Europe and America.
Despite the growing importance of this subject, there is a dearth of
material available to practitioners to assist them in advising their
clients as to the heads of damage recoverable in other countries. This
book aims to fill that gap by looking at the law in England, Germany
Regardless of the particular methodology, the traditional project manager is often seen as a “taskmaster” who
develops and controls the master plan that documents (often in excruciating detail) the tasks, dependencies,
and resources required to deliver the end product. The project manager then monitors the status of tasks and
adjusts the plan as necessary. Underpinning this mechanistic approach is the assumption that equates
individuals to interchangeable, controllable commodities.
Can these two images be reconciled? How to do we blend Zen and
the underlying wisdom it represents with project management and its
quest for satisfying people and organizations with valuable outcomes
within time and cost constraints?
Blending Zen and project management enables us to more effec-
tively manage projects to get the results we want, when we want them,
for the price we expect to pay. This is the outer work—perfecting the
form and perfecting its results.
Within the literature, the phenomenological studies by Ke and Carr-Chellman (2006)
and Liu (2008) provide by far the richest depictions of distance education students’
attitudes towards interacting with other students; however, by virtue of being a
qualitative methodology that focuses on a small number of subjects, phenomenological
studies are unable to reveal the proportion of students who hold different views and
preferences. By using a mixed methodology to initially survey a...