Symptom Sorter

Author: Keith Hopcroft,Vincent Forte

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 1846194539

Category: Medical

Page: 449

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Life would be much simpler for GPs if patients presented with diagnoses. Unfortunately, patients instead present with symptoms that are frequently vague, sometimes multiple and often obscure. Most clinical texts adopt a diagnosis rather than a symptom based approach. Across its four editions, Symptom Sorter has redressed this balance, becoming an essential reference book in primary care. Covering over 100 of the symptoms most commonly found in primary care, this latest, fully updated edition features new entries including failure to thrive and febrile children, anxiety, hip and knee pain, and mouth lumps and marks, all explored through the 'red flags', 'top tips' and 'ready reckoner' format for sorting symptoms that has made previous editions so popular and respected. All general practitioners, especially GP trainers, GP registrars, young principals, nurse practitioners and A&E nurses will find this book an invaluable reference. From reviews of previous editions: 'Essential for all GPs, trainers and registrars. Great value and a superb practical book. Five stars!' DOCTOR 'This is the one book I would like to take into the consulting room.' LONDON CALLING 'If you have this book in your room, and you consult it every day, my guess is that you will do at least one thing better every day, and, maybe many more. If that is not a recommedation for a book, then I don't know what is.' WORK BASED LEARNING IN PRIMARY CARE 'A classic general practice book.' FAMILY MEDICINE 'A very useful reference tool. Very user friendly and informative. A valuable asset for any practice library. It is one of the most well used books on my shelf.' BEDS AND HERTS FACULTY NEWS ________________________________ Highly Commended - BMA Medical Book Awards 2004 (Second Edition) Commended - BMA Medical Book Awards 2008 (Third Edition)

Sustainable Surface Water Management

A Handbook for SUDS

Author: Susanne M. Charlesworth,Colin A. Booth

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118897684

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 432

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Sustainable Surface Water Management: a handbook for SUDS addresses issues as diverse as flooding, water quality, amenity and biodiversity but also mitigation of, and adaptation to, global climate change, human health benefits and reduction in energy use. Chapters are included to cover issues from around the world, but they also address particular designs associated with the implementation of SUDS in tropical areas, problems with retrofitting SUDS devices, SUDS modelling, water harvesting in drought-stricken countries using SUDS and the inclusion of SUDS in the climate change strategies of such cities as Tokyo, New York and Strasbourg.

Hidden Champions of the Twenty-First Century

The Success Strategies of Unknown World Market Leaders

Author: Hermann Simon

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387981475

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 402

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Chapter 5: Customers, Products, Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 Close Customer Relations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 Customer Requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134 Dependence on the Customer and Risk Aspects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Achieving Closeness to Customer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 Product and Service Spectrum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 Summary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156 Chapter 6: Innovation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159 What Does Innovation Mean?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159 High Level of Innovativeness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163 Driving Forces of Innovation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172 The Origin of Innovations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176 Leadership and Organizational Aspects of Innovation . . . . . . . . . . . . 179 Summary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187 Chapter 7: Competition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191 Competitive Structure and Conduct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191 The Hidden Champions in the Light of Porter’s “Five Forces” . . . . . 195 Competitive Advantages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197 Sustainability of Competitive Advantages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203 Demonstration of Competitive Superiority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205 Competitive Edge and Costs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207 Sparring Partners for Competitive Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214 Excessive Competitive Orientation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217 Summary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218 Chapter 8: Financing, Organization, and Business Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223 Financing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224 Organization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228 Contents ix Organization of the Value Chain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237 Business Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249 Entrepreneurial Clusters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251 Summary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253 Chapter 9: Employees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257 Job Creation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257 Corporate Culture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260 Quali?cations and Learning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274 Creativity of Employees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278 Recruiting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279 Summary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282 Chapter 10: The Leaders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285 Structures of Ownership and Leadership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286 How Crucial Is Leadership? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289 Leadership Continuity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289 Young to the Top . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293 Powerful Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294 Internationalization of Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298 Personalities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300 Leadership Styles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305 Management Succession . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 306 Summary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310 Chapter 11: Hidden Champions: Audit and Strategy Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315 What Is Strategy? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316 Hidden Champion Strategy: For Whom? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316 Hidden Champions – Audits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 317 Strategy Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325 Strategies for Value Propositions and Pricing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335 Organization and Implementation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

The Welfare of Horses

Author: N. Waran

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402061420

Category: Science

Page: 225

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This book is the first in a series on the Welfare of Animals, and it is appropriate that it addresses horses, whose welfare in modern management systems are a subject of major concern. Keeping horses is increasingly popular in the Western world and is of major importance in many developing countries. However, the conditions in which horses are kept are very different from the environment of wild horses, which leads to many adverse effects on their welfare and behaviour. This book describes the development of horse behaviour, and the way in which the management of horses today affects their welfare. Horses for sport, companionship and work are considered and ways of improving their welfare by better training and management is described. The authors include internationally-recognised scientists from Britain, Ireland, USA and Australia. The book will be of interest to all involved in the equine industry, animal welfare, academics, students and practical horsemen.

Ve-Eileh Divrei David

Essays in Semitics, Hebrew Bible and History of Biblical Scholarship

Author: S. David Sperling

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004340874

Category: Religion

Page: 408

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Ve-Eileh Divrei David: Essays in Semitics, Hebrew Bible and History of Biblical Scholarship, covers the career of S. David Sperling, a well-known and respected Biblical scholar.

Bhs Riding and Roadcraft 12th Ed

Author: British Horse Society

Publisher: Kenilworth Press

ISBN: 9781905693139

Category: Horsemanship

Page: 60

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This essential textbook for the BHS Riding and Road Safety Test has been revised and updated to include the latest Highway Code. This edition is concisely laid out with illustrations and diagrams which will help provide riders with clear and simple guidance on how to handle the many different situations presented to them.

Ancient Jewish and Christian Perceptions of Crucifixion

Author: David W. Chapman

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9780801039058

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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This thorough study covers all the primary data on how early Jews and Christians perceived crucifixion. The author examines Second Temple and early rabbinic literature and material remains to demonstrate the range of ancient Jewish perceptions. He also surveys ancient Jewish historical accounts of crucifixion, magical literature, and the proverbial use of crucifixion imagery. The volume pays special attention to Jewish interpretations of key Old Testament texts and early Christian literature that reflects on Jewish perceptions of the cross in antiquity. Originally published by Mohr Siebeck and now available as an affordable North American paperback edition, the book provides indispensable background for scholarly work on the death of Jesus.

5 Steps to a 5 AP World History, 2010-2011 Edition

Author: Peggy J. Martin

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071623973

Category: Reference

Page: 328

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A Perfect Plan for the Perfect Score We want you to succeed on your AP* exam. That's why we've created this 5-step plan to help you study more effectively, use your preparation time wisely, and get your best score. This easy-to-follow guide offers you a complete review of your AP course, strategies to give you the edge on test day, and plenty of practice with AP-style test questions. You'll sharpen your subject knowledge, strengthen your thinking skills, and build your test-taking confidence with Full-length practice exams modeled on the real test All the terms and concepts you need to know to get your best score Your choice of three customized study schedules--so you can pick the one that meets your needs The 5-Step Plan helps you get the most out of your study time: Step 1: Set Up Your Study Program Step 2: Determine Your Readiness Step 3: Develop the Strategies Step 4: Review the Knowledge Step 5: Build Your Confidence Topics include: Foundations (8000 B.C.E.-600 C.E.); The World History Environment and Periodization; Development of Agriculture and Technology; Structure of Early Civilizations; Rise of Classical Civilizations; Origins of World Belief Systems; Interactions in the Late Classical Period; The Rise and Spread of Islam; The Expansion of China; Changes in European Institutions; Interregional Trade and Exchange; Empires in the Americas; . Empires and Other Political Systems; Hemispheric Exchange; Systems of Slavery; Cultural and Intellectual Changes; The Industrial Revolution and Social Changes; Demographic and Environmental Developments; World Trade; Political Revolution; Western Imperialism; World Wars and Depression; The Cold War and the Postwar Balance of Power; End of the Cold War and Nationalist Movements; Global Trade; Technological Developments; Social Changes; and Demographic and Environmental Developments Also includes: Practice tests *AP, Advanced Placement Program, and College Board are registered trademarks of the College Entrance Examination Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.

The British Horse Society Stage 1 Workbook

A Study and Revision Aid for Exam Candidates

Author: Melissa Troup

Publisher: Kenilworth Press

ISBN: 9781905693221

Category: Horses

Page: 104

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A self-test revision aid for candidates working towards the BHS Stage 1 exam. Based on the syllabus for the BHS Stage 1 exam (revised January 2008) the workbook contains an array of typical examination questions.

BHS Stage 1 Workbook

Revised Study and Revision Aid for Stage 1

Author: British Horse Society Staff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910016329

Category:

Page: 108

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This innovative workbook is designed to make revision entertaining yet effective. It allows you to test your knowledge against the requirements of the Stage 1 assessment and contains a wealth of typical questions - with, of course, many model answers.

Dressage to Music

Build a Freestyle from Choreography to Competition

Author: Claire Lilley

Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited

ISBN: 9780851319438

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

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Many horse owners are put off riding to music because it seems too complicated. The task of putting together a routine to ride to appears daunting, as does selecting suitable music, but this book tells you everything you need to know, from choreography and costumes to quadrilles and competition. Schooling to music adds another dimension to daily training, helping both horse and rider to remain calm, developing a sense of rhythm, and fluency in their work. Claire Lilley is an experienced choreographer of freestyle, and here she encourages everyone to have a go at riding to music, even if it is just for fun, and removes the mystery behind creating a routine for competition.

Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes

Author: Dennis W. Grauer

Publisher: Amer College of Clinical Pharmacy

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 500

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Fully updated and substantially expanded, this second edition of the well-known ACCP publication will enable practicing pharmacists and pharmacy students to develop knowledge and skill to measure and evaluate economic and patient-based outcomes. Learn How to Measure and Evaluate Economic and Patient-based Outcomes

The BHS Manual of Equitation

The Training of Horse and Rider

Author: British Horse Society

Publisher: Kenilworth Press

ISBN: 9781872119335

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

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The authoritative system of training for horse and rider, from novice to advance standard.

Iranica in the Achaemenid Period (ca. 550-330 B.C.)

Lexicon of Old Iranian Proper Names and Loanwords, Attested in Non-Iranian Texts

Author: Jan Tavernier

Publisher: Peeters Publishers

ISBN: 9789042918337

Category: History

Page: 850

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This book collects and discusses the Old Iranian divine names, personal names, geographical names (toponyms, hydronyms and oronyms) and loanwords, which are attested in texts written in Aramaic, Babylonian, Egyptian, Elamite, Lycian, Lydian and Phrygian. The texts, both royal inscriptions and documentary texts, are discovered in the entire territory of the Achaemenid Empire (from Egypt to Bactria), which controlled the Ancient Near East from ca. 550 to 331 B.C. The Iranica discussed in this book are divided into four categories: (1) directly transmitted Iranica, (2) semi-directly transmitted Iranica, (3) foreign Iranica and (4) indirectly transmitted Iranica (the so-called "Altiranische Nebenuberlieferung"). All expressions, which do not belong to one of these categories, are brought together in a section called "Incerta". The etymology and linguistic setting of each Iranian expression is studied and a list of occurrences is added to this analysis.

Management Methods and Tools

Practical Know-how for Students, Managers, and Consultants.

Author: Michael Grabinski

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 383499295X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 260

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Das Buch fasst in übersichtlicher und strukturierter Weise die wichtigsten Methoden für einen Manager oder Consultant zusammen, die z.B. zum Umorganisieren einer Firma notwendig sind. Es ist ein nutzbringendes Handbuch sowohl für Dozenten und Studierende der Wirtschaftswissenschaften als auch für Praktiker. Michael Grabinski legt den Schwerpunkt nicht auf häufig beschriebene "wissenschaftliche" Methoden. Er beschreibt und analysiert ausführlich individuelle Methoden, die in der Realität erfolgreich umgesetzt worden sind, und vermittelt so wertvolles, anwendungsorientiertes Wissen für die Managementpraxis. This textbook includes the most important methods and tools for managers and consultants. The author does not restrict himself to describing the scientific methods but also shows how to apply them to real-life situations. The management tools he introduces have been successfully tested during 20 years of experience. The various methods are described and analyzed in detail, and many examples illustrate their application. Thus, the textbook gives a fundamental and comprehensive insight into the practice of successful management. It is clearly structured and provides essential in-depth knowledge for students as well as for managers and consultants.

A Critical Survey of Studies on Dutch Colonial History

Author: W.Ph. Coolhaas

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 940118786X

Category: History

Page: 154

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This volume of the Bibliographical Series is a thoroughly revised English edition, with many additions, of the author's 'Chronique de l'histoire coloniale. Outre-mer neerlandais' published in May 1958 in the French periodical 'Revue d'histoire des colonies' (Tome XLIV, 1957, pp. 311-448). A stricter observance of bibliographical detail has been aimed at, mainly through the efforts of the editorial staff of the Institute. In some instances, however, the form of a continuous narrative, chosen for this bibliography, made it impossible to give full titles. The spelling of geographical names and names of languages is according to the English romanization of Malay. CONTENTS Page Introduction 1 I. Archives 3 II. Journals, Institutes, University Chairs 6 III. Books of Travel. 10 IV. The Area Covered by the Charter of the V. O. C. 21 A. General Works 21 B. Sources 27 C. Monographs . 30 1. Establishment and Commercial Activities of the V. O. C. 30 2. The Administration of Justice 33 3. Army and Navy . 34 4. Medicine and the Sciences 36 5. Religion and Education 37 6. Art 39 D. Biographies 40 1. Pioneers 40 2. Governors-General 41 3. Other Persons 45 E. Regional Studies. 47 1. The Moluccas, Amboyna and Banda 47 2. New Guinea 50 3. Australia 50 4. Celebes 51 5. Borneo 52 6. Sumatra 52 7. Java . 53 8. Japan. 59 9. China 61 10. Formosa 63 11. The Philippines 63 ] 2. Further India 64 13. India . 65 14. Ceylon 70 15.

The Tailor of Panama

Author: John Le Carré

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0345420438

Category: Fiction

Page: 402

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In a novel about global politics and the fate of truth in modern times, Harry Pendel, a tailor in Panama City who can claim politicians, presidents, crooks, and conmen among his customers, becomes an unlikely spy for British intelligence

Heifer Rearing

A Guide to Rearing Dairy Replacement Heifers in Australia

Author: John Moran,Douglas McLean,Douglas Moran

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780958559058

Category: Dairy cattle

Page: 135

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Ride Safe

A Modern Approach to Riding Safely in All Environments

Author: THE BRITISH HORSE SOCIETY.

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910016268

Category: Horsemanship

Page: 96

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Ride Safe is the foundation for any horse and rider to be safe when riding out and about in all environments.