Benefits Assessment: The State of the Art by Judith D. Bentkover (auth.), Judith D. Bentkover, Vincent T.

By Judith D. Bentkover (auth.), Judith D. Bentkover, Vincent T. Covello, Jeryl Mumpower (eds.)

In contemporary years there was significant curiosity in advantages overview tools, particularly as those tools are used to evaluate overall healthiness, safeguard, and environmental concerns. no less than a part of this curiosity might be traced to government Order 12291, issued by means of President Ronald Reagan in 1981. This govt Order calls for Federal businesses to accomplish advantages tests of professional­ posed significant laws and prohibits them from taking regulatory motion except strength merits exceed strength charges to society. Heightened curiosity in merits evaluation equipment has in tum given upward push to larger attractiveness of the inherent problems in appearing such verify­ ments. for instance, many advantages which are intuitively felt to be most vital also are one of the so much tricky to degree. it may be tricky to spot the complete variety of either advantages and prices. the alternative of an appro­ priate cost for evaluating advantages and prices over the years is proble­ matic. even if advantages are quantifiable in precept and contract should be reached on their valuation, required d,ata is probably not to be had. therefore enormous uncertainty is equipped into so much gain estimates, even if they're in line with the easiest to be had information. In mild of the complexities and problems linked to the practice­ ance of a merits overview, this booklet studies the present country of theoretical and methodological wisdom within the box. The assessment is wide in that it covers over fifty years of study, theoretical strengthen­ ment, and practice.

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Fine Shotguns: The History, Science, and Art of the Finest by John M. Taylor

By John M. Taylor

In Fine Shotguns, professional John M. Taylor bargains a world view of shotguns utilizing pictures and outlines of weapons from the us, Britain, Germany, Austria, France, Spain, and Italy. listed here are all kinds of shotguns: unmarried barrel, double barrel, mixture weapons, hammer shotguns, paired shotguns, special-use weapons, small-bore shotguns, shotgun shares or shotguns with steel finishes, and bespoke shotguns. This all encompassing consultant contains sections on how one can deal with and garage your weapon, what add-ons can be found on your version, and the way to decide on the proper touring case.

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php architect's Guide to Web Scraping by Matthew Turland

By Matthew Turland

Regardless of the entire developments in net APIs and interoperability, it really is inevitable that, at some point soon on your occupation, you'll have to "scrape" content material from an internet site that used to be no longer equipped with net companies in brain. And, regardless of its occasionally less-than-stellar recognition, internet scraping is generally a whole valid activity-for instance, to seize information from an previous model of an internet site for insertion right into a glossy CMS. This e-book, written via scraping specialist Matthew Turland, covers internet scraping thoughts and subject matters that diversity from the easy to unique utilizing numerous applied sciences and frameworks: · figuring out HTTP requests · The personal home page HTTP streams wrapper · cURL · pecl_http · PEAR:HTTP · Zend_Http_Client · development your personal scraping library · utilizing Tidy · examining code with the DOM, SimpleXML and XMLReader extensions · CSS selector libraries · PCRE development matching · advice and tips · Multiprocessing / parallel processing

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The Art of Losing: Why the Proteas Choke at the Cricket by Luke Alfred

By Luke Alfred

Why the Proteas Choke on the Cricket international Cup.

How is it attainable that the Proteas have by no means received a unmarried knockout fit at a global Cup? Are our cricketers not able to imagine on their ft? Is it reasonable to name them ¿chokers¿? What may be performed to win at last?

Since South Africa's readmission to international cricket in 1991, the Proteas have performed in six international Cups (and 4 international T20 tournaments) and feature been knocked out in them all. the explanations diversity from the elements and misreading the Duckworth¿Lewis desk to being outwitted at the box itself. within the most modern tournaments, notwithstanding, they've got proven a scandalous loss of nerve within the pressure-cooker of foreign knockout cricket.

Drawing from interviews with the key protagonists and behind-the-scenes officers, The paintings of wasting recreates the drama of those suits. With clean anecdotes, tales and insights, it additionally makes an attempt to provide an explanation for why international Cup failure has develop into a behavior. Does the matter lie with training, with verbal exchange concerns, or with a scarcity of self reliant pondering one of the gamers? Is it the made from a pampered expert surroundings, or of the South African education system?

The paintings of wasting will ruffle feathers yet also will try to clarify the ¿choker¿ tag that has turn into so frequent. Is it reasonable? The Proteas, in spite of everything, win a excessive share in their one-day suits and feature the very best cricketers on the earth. Why, then, do they constantly fail to transparent that ultimate hurdle?

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Drawing Autism by Jill Mullin

By Jill Mullin

Even if autism was once first pointed out in 1943, the decade has obvious the advanced neurobiological disease develop into a subject of dialog across the world. realizing no racial, ethnic or social boundaries, this day autism is clinically determined in 1 in each one hundred fifty young ones, with boys 4 instances prone to be autistic than women. often called a spectrum disease, autism manifests otherwise in each prognosis. From social deficits to behavioral problems and language delays, the severity of autism varies vastly from individual to individual. the original nature of the way autism impacts contributors in myriad methods makes the illness a problem in case you have it, have teenagers with it or paintings with these dwelling with the analysis. paintings has lengthy been an outlet utilized by a few people with autism to specific themselves in cases the place phrases don't paintings, or can't be made to.

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Curationism (How Curating Took Over the Art World and by David Balzer

By David Balzer

"Now that we 'curate' even lunch, what occurs to the position of the gourmand in modern culture?
'Curate' is now a buzzword utilized to every thing from track fairs to artisanal cheese. contained in the artwork international, the curator reigns preferrred, appearing because the face of high-profile staff indicates and biennials in a manner that may eclipse and assimilate the contributions of person artists. while, curatorial reviews courses keep growing in reputation, and companies are more and more adopting curation as a way of including price to content material and dating demographics. all people, it sort of feels, is a now a curator. yet what's a curator, precisely? And what does the explosive acclaim for curating say approximately our culture's dating with flavor, labour and the avant-garde?
In this incisive and unique examine, critic David Balzer travels via paintings background and worldwide to discover the cult of curation – the place it all started, the way it got here to dominate museums and galleries, and the way it was once co-opted on the flip of the millennium because the dominant mode of organizing and giving worth to content material. on the centre of the booklet is a paradox: curation is institutionalized and expertise-driven like by no means earlier than, but the 1st self reliant curators weren't officially informed, and any act of selecting has develop into 'curating.' Is the pro curator an oxymoron? Has curation reached a kind of endgame, the place its frequent fetishization has ended in its personal dying?

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Think Like an Artist: and Lead a More Creative, Productive by Will Gompertz

By Will Gompertz

From overseas bestselling writer Will Gompertz, Think Like an Artist is a advisor to expanding creativity and productiveness with support from a few of the maximum artists all through history.
 
How do artists imagine? the place does their creativity originate? How do we, too, learn how to be extra artistic? BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz seeks solutions to those questions in his exuberant, clever, witty, and thought-provoking variety. Think Like an Artist identifies 10 key classes on creativity from artists that variety from Caravaggio to Warhol, Da Vinci to Ai Weiwei, and profiles major modern figures within the arts who're placing those abilities to take advantage of today.
 
once you have up shut and private with a number of the world’s best artistic thinkers, Gompertz has came upon characteristics which are universal to all of them. He outlines uncomplicated practices and strategies that let your abilities to flourish and enable you embody your internal Picasso—no subject what you do for a living.
 
With knowledge, notion, and recommendation from an writer named one of many 50 most unique thinkers on the earth by means of Creativity magazine, Think Like an Artist is an illuminating view into the conduct that make humans profitable. It’s time to get encouraged and imagine like an artist!

contains a full-color pull-out insert that includes artistic endeavors discuessed.
 

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Bold, Beautiful and Damned: The World of 1980s Fashion by Dean Rhys-Morgan

By Dean Rhys-Morgan

While Tony Viramontes' paintings seemed within the past due Seventies, his not easy and direct variety of drawing used to be a marked distinction to the existing soft-pastel university of style representation. He scored instant good fortune, quickly buying the type of prestigious editorial commissions mostly given to photographers, from Lei, consistent with Lui in Italy,Vogue within the united states, The Face in Britain, and Le Monde and Le Figaro in France.This attractive hardcover publication brings jointly an in depth choice of his paintings, that includes amazing photographs of smoldering and smoky-eyed women and men who vibrate with New Wave power. Viramontes labored with one of the most celebrated names in type together with Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino, Chanel, Claude Montana, and Christian Dior. His pictures, from the images of Paloma Picasso and Isabella Rossellini to the album covers he conceived for Arcadia and Janet Jackson, completely trap the temper of the Eighties membership and type scene.

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Art, Psychotherapy and Psychosis

Paintings, Psychotherapy and Psychosis finds the original position of artwork remedy within the remedy of psychosis. Illustrating their contributions with scientific fabric and paintings created via consumers, skilled practitioners describe their paintings in a number of settings. Writing from diverse theoretical standpoints they mirror the present inventive range in the career and its hyperlinks with psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, analytical psychology and psychiatry.

In half I particular concerns inquisitive about operating with psychosis are explored. those contain dialogue of the healing courting, the method of symbolisation, the character and which means of paintings made via psychotic sufferers and the interaction among phrases and photographs. half II recounts the historical past of paintings treatment and psychosis, tracing its origins in artwork, to its present-day function as a revered therapy in psychiatric, neighborhood and healing settings.

Art, Psychotherapy and Psychosis extends the prevailing thought, develops analytical ways in artwork psychotherapy and gives leading edge views for college students and practitioners at the remedy of borderline states in addition to psychosis.

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The Art of Pole Dancing: A Spin-by-Spin Guide by Peekaboo Pole Dancing Ltd.

By Peekaboo Pole Dancing Ltd.

Pole dancing has turn into the largest craze at wellbeing and fitness golf equipment, gyms, and dance studios—it’s the horny sort that each lady desires to examine. And why now not? It combines seductive poses with basic and stress-free steps, spins, and lifts. like several strong dance shape, it bargains either enjoyable and health, plus an excellent chance to precise your character. Here’s a wonderful strategy to get into the pole-dancing groove and grasp these slinky, confidence-building moves—such because the “Teasy Does It,” the “Hand Spin,” and the consistently impossible to resist “Strut”—in inner most. This scorching advisor gains 50 of the simplest uncomplicated strikes, from hip swivels, knee drops, and thigh wraps to booty shakes and splits. beautiful pictures open each bankruptcy, and every choreographic morsel is illustrated with line drawings (more than 2 hundred in all) in addition to easy-to-follow directions that might quickly attract somebody to maneuver boldly to the song!

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