Factor Five

Author: Ernst U. von Weizsa ̈cker
Editor: Earthscan
ISBN: 1849774471
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"The 21st century will see monumental change. Either the human race will use its knowledge and skills and change the way it interacts with the environment, or the environment will change the way it interacts with its inhabitants. In the first case, the focus of this book, we would see our sophisticated understanding in areas such as physics, chemistry, engineering, biology, planning, commerce, business and governance accumulated over the last 1,000 years brought to bear on the challenge of dramatically reducing our pressure on the environment. The second case however is the opposite scenario, involving the decline of the planet's ecosystems until they reach thresholds where recovery is not possible, and following which we have no idea what happens. For instance, if we fail to respond to Sir Nicolas Stern's call to meet appropriate stabilisation trajectories for greenhouse gas emissions, and we allow the average temperature of our planets surface to increase by 4-6 degrees Celsius, we will see staggering changes to our environment, including rapidly rising sea level, withering crops, diminishing water reserves, drought, cyclones, floods ... allowing this to happen will be the failure of our species, and those that survive will have a deadly legacy. In this update to the 1997 International Best Seller, Factor Four, Ernst von Weizsäcker again leads a team to present a compelling case for sector wide advances that can deliver significant resource productivity improvements over the coming century. The purpose of this book is to inspire hope and to then inform meaningful action in the coming decades to respond to the greatest challenge our species has ever faced 6 that of living in harmony with our planet and its other inhabitants."--Publisher's description.

Wintrobe S Clinical Hematology

Author: John P. Greer
Editor: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781765077
Size: 10,77 MB
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Now available in a thoroughly revised Twelfth Edition, Wintrobe's Clinical Hematology continues to be an industry leader with its ability to correlate basic science with the clinical practice of hematology. With the first edition of Wintrobe's Clinical Hematology published in 1942 clearly establishing hematology as a distinct subspecialty of Internal Medicine, the latest edition continues the influence of the Wintrobe name and helps to set this book apart from the competition.With its strong focus on the clinical aspects of hematology, the book has generated a strong following among internists and general practitioners who want a single resource to consult for their patients who present any blood related disorder. The Twelfth Edition is in full color for the first time, boasts a new editorial team, and includes expanded coverage of new medications and four new chapters on Newborn Anemias, Pathology of LHC, Spleen Tumors, and Myeloproliferative Disorders and Mast Cell Disease. A companion Website will offer the fully searchable text and an image bank.

Anesthesia For Genetic Metabolic And Dysmorphic Syndromes Of Childhood

Author: Victor C. Baum
Editor: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781779388
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Thoroughly updated for its Second Edition, this reference is the only single-source guide to the anesthetic management of children and adults with genetic, metabolic, and dysmorphic syndromes. In a format designed for quick, easy look-up, this edition provides an encyclopedic review of well over 500 distinct syndromes, with up-to-date information, complete current bibliographies, and over 140 clinical photographs. Syndromes and synonyms are listed alphabetically and synonyms are cross-referenced. Each syndrome is presented in an easy-to-follow format: name, synonym(s), common and uncommon manifestations in each organ system, and anesthetic considerations. If a syndrome has no anesthetic implications, this is also indicated.

Hemostasis And Thrombosis

Author: Robert W. Colman
Editor: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 0781749964
Size: 14,87 MB
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The pre-eminent reference on coagulation disorders is now in its thoroughly updated Fifth Edition. Written by more than 160 of the world's foremost authorities, this encyclopedic volume integrates basic science and clinical practice and details all that is currently known about blood clotting disorders and how to manage patients with these and related problems. This edition has been reorganized into smaller, more tightly focused chapters to help readers find information easily. A new co-editor, Samuel Z. Goldhaber, MD, has expanded the cardiology portion of the book. Other new features include a two-color page design and more than 100 full-color illustrations.

The Five Factor Model Of Personality Across Cultures

Author: I͡U. Allik
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780306473555
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The Five-Factor Model Across Cultures was designed to further an understanding of the interrelations between personality and culture by examining the dominant paradigm for personality assessment - the Five-Factor Model or FFM - in a wide variety of cultural contexts. Data from 40 cultural groups, ranging from Vietnamese Americans to Zimbabweans, are used to address a variety of issues: Is the FFM universal? Do personality traits have the same correlates in different cultures? How are mean levels of personality traits related to features of cultures, such as Individualism/Collectivism? Are stereotypes of national character accurate?The book is unified by the use of a single model of personality, and, in most cases, a single instrument, the Revised NEO Personality Inventory. Many of the chapters provide psychometric evaluations of new translations of this instrument. However, all chapters view personality assessment in cultural context. Diverse points of view are represented on how personality is related to culture, and a methodological chapter provides a critical assessment of the body of work. The editors provide an overview and a concluding chapter that evaluates findings in the book from the perspective of the bio-social Five-Factor Theory of personality.

The Five Factor Model Of Personality

Author: Jerry S. Wiggins
Editor: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781572300682
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The volume opens with a historical overview of more than 60 years of research on the classification of personality traits. Subsequent chapters focus on theoretical questions that have guided the construction of the model, weigh the value and applicability of each of the five dimensions, and use the five-factor model as a point of departure for discussing broader issues concerning the development and dynamics of personality

Exam Prep For Factor Five Transforming The Global Economy

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Blackwell S Five Minute Veterinary Consult Laboratory Tests And Diagnostic Procedures

Author: Shelly L. Vaden
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470961074
Size: 11,48 MB
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Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult: Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures: Canine and Feline is a comprehensive, one-stop reference text on diagnostic skills used daily in treating dogs and cats. Chapters cover more than 275 procedures and tests, including blood, urine, and fecal tests and radiographic, ultrasound, and endoscopic procedures. Each topic, written by an expert in the field, provides essential information on related physiology, indications, contraindications, potential complications, and client education. The uniform presentation of information, arranged alphabetically from abdominal radiographs to zinc tests, allows the reader to gain easy access to vital information, making this an ideal reference to be used in a clinical setting.

Designing Inclusive Interactions

Author: P. Langdon
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1849961662
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Designing Inclusive Interactions contains the proceedings of the fifth Cambridge Workshop on Universal Access and Assistive Technology (CWUAAT), incorporating the 8th Cambridge Workshop on Rehabilitation Robotics, held in Cambridge, England, in March 2010. It contains contributions from an international group of leading researchers in the fields of Universal Access and Assistive Technology. This conference will mainly focus on the following principal topics: 1. Designing assistive and rehabilitation technology for working and daily living environments 2. Measuring inclusion for the design of products for work and daily living 3. Inclusive interaction design and new technologies for inclusive design 4. Assembling new user data for inclusive design 5. The design of accessible and inclusive contexts: work and daily living environments 6. Business advantages and applications of inclusive design 7. Legislation, standards and government awareness of inclusive design

5 Factor Fitness

Author: Harley Pasternak
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399532092
Size: 16,73 MB
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A renowned celebrity personal trainer details the five exercise moves, the five five-minute workout cycles, and the five-meals-a-day diet that comprise his unique fitness regimen. Reprint.