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Pharmaceutical Policy in China
$54.00
Stylus
September-30-2016
Challenges and Opportunities for Reform
China has a complex pharmaceutical system that is currently undergoing significant reforms. This book provides a comprehensive overview of China's pharmaceutical system and covers key topics such as drug approvals and quality regulation, expenditure trends, pricing and reimbursement, irrational prescribing, traditional Chinese medicine, industrial policy, and the role of hospitals, primary care, and pharmacies.

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Photoshop Elements 2018
$55.00
Stylus
October-31-2018
From Novice to Expert
Designed for all photographers from enthusiasts to professionals, this book provides readers with easy to follow, building-block style learning of Photoshop Elements 2018 through hands on projects working in both its Organizer and Photo Editor workspaces. Divided into two parts using the files supplied or your own, Part One will teach you to easily import, sort, and find your photographs working in the Elements Organizer. When working in Part Two, the Elements Photo Editor, topics include understanding resolution, using Camera Raw, a variety of color and image correction techniques, selection, layers, plus many tricks of the trade, and ways to share photographs both in print and online. Through projects using each of its modes: Quick, Guided, and Expert, you will gain a comprehensive knowledge of the Photo Editor, allowing you later to choose the mode best suited to your working style and project requirements.

Features:

• Divided into two parts with each dedicated to one of the Photoshop Elements 2018 workspaces, this book enables readers to focus their learning on one workspace or both

• Project photographs are supplied for each chapter to guide readers through the learning process

• Additional supplementary projects and images are provided with each chapter

• Helpful tips and notes in each chapter help to maximize and streamline learning

• Includes a companion DVD with project files and all the figures from the text


Table of Contents:
Part One: Working in the Elements Organizer
1: Bringing in Your Photographs
2: Easy Ways to Sort, Search, and Find Your Photographs.

Part Two: Working in the Elements Photo Editor
3: Basics for All Editing Modes.
4: Basics of the Expert Mode.
5: Applying Color and Tonal Corrections.
6: Adding and Transforming Content.
7: Removing Content from Your Photographs.
8: Using the Photo Editor for Photograph Restoration.
9: Adding Special Effects to Your Photographs.
10: Tricks of the Trade.
11: Sharing Your Photographs.
12: Applying Your Expertise.
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Philanthropy, Hidden Strategy, and Collective Resistance
$150.00
Stylus
November-30-2018
A Primer for Concerned Educators
In 1971, corporate lawyer and future U.S. Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell wrote a detailed memo that galvanized a small group of conservative philanthropists to create an organizational structure and fifty-year plan to alter the political landscape of the United States. Funded with significant “dark money,” the fruits of their labor are evident today in the current political context and sharp cultural divisions in society. Philanthropy, Hidden Strategy, and Collective Resistance examines the ideologies behind the philanthropic efforts in education from the 1970s until today. Authors examine specific strategies philanthropists have used to impact both educational policy and practice in the U.S. as well as the legal and policy context in which these initiatives have thrived. The book, aimed for a broad audience of educators, provides a depth of knowledge of philanthropic funding as well as specific strategies to incite collective resistance to the current context of hyperaccountability, privatization of schooling at all levels, and attempts to move the U.S. further away from a commitment to the collective good.

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POGIL
$95.00
Stylus
September-30-2018
An Introduction to Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning for Those Who Wish to Empower Learners
Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) is a pedagogy that is based on research on how people learn and has been shown to lead to better student outcomes in many contexts and in a variety of academic disciplines. Beyond facilitating students’ mastery of a discipline, it promotes vital educational outcomes such as communication skills and critical thinking. Its active international community of practitioners provides accessible educational development and support for anyone developing related courses.

Having started as a process developed by a group of chemistry professors focused on helping their students better grasp the concepts of general chemistry, The POGIL Project has grown into a dynamic organization of committed instructors who help each other transform classrooms and improve student success, develop curricular materials to assist this process, conduct research expanding what is known about learning and teaching, and provide professional development and collegiality from elementary teachers to college professors. As a pedagogy it has been shown to be effective in a variety of content areas and at different educational levels. This is an introduction to the process and the community.

Every POGIL classroom is different and is a reflection of the uniqueness of the particular context – the institution, department, physical space, student body, and instructor – but follows a common structure in which students work cooperatively in self-managed small groups of three or four. The group work is focused on activities that are carefully designed and scaffolded to enable students to develop important concepts or to deepen and refine their understanding of those ideas or concepts for themselves, based entirely on data provided in class, not on prior reading of the textbook or other introduction to the topic. The learning environment is structured to support the development of process skills –– such as teamwork, effective communication, information processing, problem solving, and critical thinking. The instructor’s role is to facilitate the development of student concepts and process skills, not to simply deliver content to the students.

The first part of this book introduces the theoretical and philosophical foundations of POGIL pedagogy and summarizes the literature demonstrating its efficacy. The second part of the book focusses on implementing POGIL, covering the formation and effective management of student teams, offering guidance on the selection and writing of POGIL activities, as well as on facilitation, teaching large classes, and assessment. The book concludes with examples of implementation in STEM and non-STEM disciplines as well as guidance on how to get started. Appendices provide additional resources and information about The POGIL Project.

Table of Contents:
Part I: Introduction
Preface - Richard S. Moog
1) Introduction to POGIL, Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning – Richard S. Moog
2) Theoretical Foundations of POGIL – Christopher F. Bauer, Patrick L. Daubenmire, and Vicky Minderhout
3) PO: The Process – Renee Cole, Juliette Lantz, and Suzanne Ruder
4) GI: The Guided Inquiry – Gina Frey and Susan E. Shadle
5) L: The Evidence – Stanley M. Lo and Jonathan I. Mendez

Part II: Implementing
6) Team Construction and Accountability – Megan Morgan Hoffman and Susan Richardson
7) Activity Selection and Writing – Clif Kussmaul and Mare Sullivan
8) Facilitation – Mare Sullivan and Jennifer Loertscher
9) Large Classes – Sally Hunnicut, Suzanne Ruder, Katie Amaral, Ellen Yezierski, and Christopher F. Bauer
10) Assessment, Evaluation, Metacognition, and Grading in POGIL – Shawn R. Simonson
11) POGIL in STEM and Laboratory Classes –Steve Gravelle, Rob Whitnell, and Patrick J.P. Brown
12) POGIL Beyond STEM - Sue Guillaud and Margie Ruppel
13) What’s Next? – Richard S. Moog

Appendices
A) The POGIL Project – Marcy Dubroff
B) Frequently Asked Questions
C) Sample Activities
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Peas
$133.00
Stylus
December-01-1993
Genetics, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
Our knowledge of the molecular biology and genetics of peas, particularly in the fields of storage product biology, genetic mapping, transformation, plant development and the rhizobium symbiosis, has increased dramatically in recent years. The pea is also a model plant for research on a number of topics including starch biosynthesis and gene regulation by light. This book contains a number of reviews on progress in various aspects of pea molecular genetics. It places them in perspective for those concerned with the breeding, agronomy and exploitation of peas and will also be of value to those working on other grain legumes. It is also an important volume for research workers and advanced students in many areas of plant sciences, especially plant genetics and biotechnology.

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Practical Feline Behaviour
$75.00
Stylus
August-31-2018
Understanding Cat Behaviour and Improving Welfare
Practical Feline Behaviour contains all the relevant information that anyone involved with the care of house cats needs to understand to handle feline behavior and improve welfare.

There have been ground-breaking advances in our understanding of feline behavior in recent years and, to protect the welfare of cats, it is increasingly important that anyone involved with the care of cats, especially those in a professional capacity, keep up to date with these advances.

This approachable and down-to-earth text describes the internal and external influences on feline behavior; on communication, learning, social behavior; on the relationship between behavior and disease, and on the cat-human relationship. It also provides practical advice on how the welfare of cats in our care may be protected and how behavior problems should be addressed and how to avoid them.

In this book Trudi Atkinson draws on her extensive experience as a veterinary nurse and a Certified Clinical Animal Behaviorist to provide a rapid reference and an intensely practical feline behavior resource for owners, breeders, veterinary professionals, shelter and cattery workers and anyone involved in the care of our feline companions.

Table of Contents:
Foreword by John Bradshaw

Introduction

Part One – Feline Behaviour

1. The Origin and Evolution of the Domestic Cat

2. The Senses

3. Feline Communication

4. Social, Feeding and Predatory Behaviour

5. Kitten to Cat - Reproduction and the Behavioural Development of Kittens

6. Health and Behaviour

7. Learning, Training and Behaviour

Part Two – Handling in Practice

8. Advice for Breeders

9. Advice for Prospective Cat Owners

10. Advice for Cat Owners

11. Advice for Veterinary Professionals

12. Advice for Other Cat Carers

Index

Appendices
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Participatory Development Practice
$50.00
Stylus
June-30-2018
Using Traditional and Contemporary Frameworks
From indigenous people’s groups to classroom teachers, community workers and international development workers, comes the desire to build community. Participatory Development Practice provides a theoretical and applied base for rethinking development practice that is deeply influenced by a "community" development tradition, yet is broader, as it links the intra-personal dimension to the participatory, dialogical, community and international dimensions. The book is framed conceptually as implicate method (starting with self), micro (relational), mezzo (group), macro (structuring the work within people’s organizations) and meta (the local-global dimension).

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Pilgrimage in Practice
$160.00
Stylus
June-30-2018
Narration, Reclamation and Healing
Pilgrimage in Practice: Narration, Reclamation and Healing provides an interdisciplinary approach to the topic. It reveals many aspects of the practice of pilgrimage, from its nationalistic facets to its effect on economic development; from the impact of the internet to questions of globalization; from pilgrimage as protest to pilgrimage as creative expression in such media as film, art and literature.

- Contests the very definitions of pilgrimage and challenges its paradigms.
- Provides multiple perspectives on the subject to give a rounded and comprehensive review.
- Covers past and present definitions of the sacred journey, the telling of stories, and historical injustices and their remedies through pilgrimage.

Perhaps best understood as a form of heritage tourism or tourism with a conscience, pilgrimage (as with touristic travel) contains a measure of transformation that is often deep and enduring, making it a fascinating area of study. Reviewing social justice in the context of pilgrimage and featuring a diverse collection of interdisciplinary voices from across the globe, this book is a rich collection of papers for researchers of pilgrimage and religious and heritage tourism.

Table of Contents:
Part I: Grounding Pilgrimage
1: The Experience of Medieval Pilgrims on the Route to Santiago de Compostela, Spain: Evidence from the Twelfth Century Pilgrim’s Guide
2: Pilgrimage: A Distinctive Practice
3: Meshworks, Entanglements and Presencing Absence: Pilgrimages, Eastern Free State-style

Part II: Narrating Pilgrimage
4: Pilgrim Writers in Dialogue
5: Medieval Pilgrims in Modern Times: Buñuel’s The Milky Way
6: Richard Burton: Disguise as Journey to the Self and Beyond

Part III: Reclaiming Pilgrimage
7: Children’s Processions to Glasnevin: Contestation, Education, Recreation
8: ‘Non-Sacred’ No More: The Pilgrimage Path Crucán na bPáiste and the Re-valuation of Irish Cultural Practices
9: Spain’s Mystical Adventure: Walking in the Footsteps of Teresa of Ávila

Part IV: Healing and Reconciling through Pilgrimage
10: Dreaming of Al-Quds (Jerusalem): Pilgrimage and Visioning
11: The Future Generations Ride of the Lakota Sioux
12: Pilgrimage and the Challenging of a Canadian Foundational Myth
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Progress on Drinking-water, Sanitation and Hygiene
$36.00
Stylus
October-16-2017
2017 Update and SDG Baselines
The JMP 2017 update report presents indicators and baseline estimates for the drinking water, sanitation and hygiene targets within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The report introduces the indicators of safely managed drinking water and sanitation services, which go beyond use of improved facilities, to include consideration of the quality of services provided. For the first time, hygiene estimates are reported for 70 countries.

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Pathways to Adulthood
$42.00
Stylus
December-13-2017
Educational Opportunities, Motivation and Attainment in Times of Social Change
Among the many life transitions that individuals must master throughout their lives, the transition to adulthood ranks very high in terms of importance, complexity and uniqueness. It involves the completion of education, and the assumption of new social roles and responsibilities, at a time when previous institutional structures that guided transitions throughout the school system are falling away. It also involves great uncertainties about the future, especially during periods of rapid social change.

Using robust evidence from large scale, longitudinal and comparative studies, this collection emphasizes the role of the context in which human development takes place. It addresses three major themes concerning the transition experiences of young people:

- social inequality and its impact on educational attainment
- the development of motivational processes related to achievement and wellbeing
- coping with uncertainty due to social and economic change.

The book brings together new research by leading experts and young scholars in psychology, sociology, economics, social policy and education. It will be relevant for social scientists from a broad range of disciplines, policymakers and for everyone interested in life course development, motivation theory, educational choice, attainment, and social participation.

Table of Contents:
INTRODUCTION: Conceptualizing the transition to adulthood in times of social change: A developmental–contextual systems perspective; PART 1 SOCIAL INEQUALITIES IN ASPIRATION AND ATTAINMENT. Introduction; 1.1 The socio-economic gradient in educational attainment and labour market outcomes: A cross-national comparison; 1.2 Social inequality in educational transitions under different types of secondary school curricular differentiation; 1.3 Designing education to enhance the achievement of all; 1.4 Predicting university entry using machine-based models and solutions; PART 2 MOTIVATION IN CONTEXT. Introduction; 2.1 Advances in the research on situation-specific and contextual aspects of student engagement; 2.2 Next steps in studying engagement: The value of examining observable forms of engagement; 2.3 Young people’s motivational profiles and relations to well-being and educational aspirations: A person-oriented approach; 2.4 Educational interventions based on motivational theories: The case of relevance interventions; PART 3 DEALING WITH UNCERTAINTIES OF SOCIAL CHANGE. Introduction; 3.1 How did the economic recession influence first birth behaviour in the United Kingdom?; 3.2 Engagement with and disengagement from demands of social change; 3.3 Social change – uncertainty – religiosity: Psychological perspectives on the role of religiosity in changing societies; 3.4 The development of entrepreneurship: A biopsychosocial lifespan model; 3.5 Social change and youth civic engagement
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Putting the Test in its Place
$22.00
Stylus
November-16-2017
Teaching well and keeping the number crunchers quiet
Schools visited by Jon Berry demonstrate that in schools which collectively abide by the principles of teaching and learning, and not marketization, students achieve well. His research shows that we can still teach with creativity, energy and innovation, and that resistance to a regime of teaching to the test is both possible and rewarding.

Table of Contents:
Foreword by Kevin Courtney
1. What this book is about and what it sets out to do
2. The autonomy paradox: We'll set you free ... as long as you do what you're told
3. Seven different schools and one happy outrider
4. The mismeasurement of learning: The experts' view
5. Trust, values and principles: Still stubbornly hanging around
6. A state of Grace: Not just about surviving
7. More than a grade: Loving the subject at secondary level
8. A jewel shining in the gloom: What a school can do when principles take centre stage
9. Learning in your slippers: What might home-schooling tell us about schools and pedagogy?
10. So, what are we going to do about it? How to put the test in its place
References
Index
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Proceedings of the 11th International Veterinary Behaviour Meeting
$50.00
Stylus
October-12-2017
This book contains the proceedings from the 11th International Veterinary Behaviour Meeting. Keynote Presentations include 'Use of Psychopharmacology to Reduce Anxiety and Fear in Dogs and Cats: A Practical Approach' by Barbara L. Sherman, 'A Multimodal Approach to Resolving Tension Between Cats in the Same Household: A Practical Approach' by Sarah E. Heath, 'The Importance of the Welfare of Research Animals to Maximise the Quality of Behavioural Research: Do We Measure True Behaviours?' by Patrick Pageat and 'Making Animal Welfare Sustainable - Human Behaviour Change for Animal Behaviour: The Human Element' by Jo White and Suzanne Rogers.

Table of Contents:
Section: Thursday September 14th, 2017
1. Predicting Aggressive Behaviour: Which Factors Influence Biting and What is the Use of Temperament Tests?
2. No Better Than Flipping a Coin: Reconsidering Canine Behaviour Evaluations in Animal Shelters
3. Having Bitten is No One-way Ticket for Dogs: Rehabilitation Possibilities and Principles
4. Evaluation, Management and Welfare of Aggressive Shelter Dogs
5. Keynote Presentation: Use of Psychopharmacology to Reduce Anxiety and Fear in Dogs and Cats: A Practical Approach
6. Preventing Travel Anxiety Using Dexmedetomidine Hydrochloride Oromucosal Gel
7. Oromucosal Dexmedetomidine Gel for Alleviation of Fear and Anxiety in Dogs During Minor Veterinary or Husbandry Procedures
8. Avalanche Dogs Can Locate ‘Buried Victims’ by Perceiving the Human Breath Under the Snow
9. Responses of Anxious Dogs to a Simple Behaviour Modification Protocol While Waiting in a Veterinary Hospital
10. Link Between Chronic Gastric Diseases and Anxiety in Dogs
11. Interaction of Health and Behaviour Problems in Dogs
12. Keynote Presentation: A Multimodal Approach to Resolving Tension Between Cats in the Same Household: A Practical Approach
13. Effect of a Synthetic Feline Pheromone for Managing Unwanted Scratching in Domestic Cats
14. Relationship Among Cat–Owner Bond, Cat Behaviour Problems and Cat Environment Conditions: A Study With 1553 Spanish Cat Owners

Section: Friday September 15th, 2017
15. Keynote Presentation: The Importance of the Welfare of Research Animal to Maximise the Quality of Behavioural Research: Do We Measure True Behaviours?
16. Keynote Presentation: Human Behaviour Change for Animals
17. Impact of Exploratory Material and Stocking Density on Tail and Ear Biting in Suckling and Weaning Piglets
18. Ontogeny of Selected Behaviours in Piglets of Slovak Large White Improved Swine Breed
19. Access to Chewable Materials Increases Piglet Activity During Lactation
20. Hypothermia Triggers Depression-like Behaviour in Mice Forced Swimming Test
21. Effects of Maternal Depression and Antidepressant Therapy on the Neurobehavioural Development of Rat Offspring
22. From Neuronal Activity to Behaviour: Understanding Neuronal Correlates of Sensory Discrimination
23. Environmental Control of Crib-biting in a Horse
24. Do Different Types of Food Provoke Different Levels of Enjoyment in Dogs?
25. Survey of Shock Collar Use in France: Providing Practical Results for Regulatory Guidelines Development
26. ‘Long-stay’ Dogs in Shelters: Studying Factors Related to Adoptability of Difficult to Adopt Dogs in Catalonia
27. Compulsive Self-licking and Self-biting in Dogs with Paraesthesia: Two Cases
28. Use of Huperzine A in Three Canine Cases in Australia
29. Mirtazapine as a Potential Drug to Treat Social Fears in Dogs: Five Case Examples
30. Polyuria and Polydipsia Associated with Hypersensitivity–Hyperactivity Syndrome (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) in a Dog: A Case Report of a Male French Shepherd Dog (Beauceron)
31. Two Approaches to Managing Separation Anxiety
32. The Effects of a Nutritional Supplement (Solliquin) in Reducing Fear and Anxiety in a Laboratory Model of Thunder-induced Fear and Anxiety
33. Observing the Results of Reducing the Stress of the Dogs During Training by the Help of Dog-appeasing Pheromone on Learning and Problem-solving Behaviours
34. Evaluation of the Association Between Attendance at Veterinary Hospital-based Puppy Socialisation Classes and Long-term Retention in the Home

Section: Saturday September 16th, 2017
35. Effects of Olfactory Stimulation with Essential Oils in Animals: A Review
36. Olfactory Enrichment in Dogs: Possible New Applications
37. Hair Cortisol in Cats as a Measure of Chronic Stress: A Pilot Study Under Controlled Conditions
38. Cortisol Content in Hair Measured by Liquid Chromatography–Tandem Mass Spectrometry: A Non-invasive Marker of Chronic Stress in Companion Animals
39. Association Between Catecholaminergic Genes and Impulsivity in Dogs
40. Do Assistance Dogs Show Work Overload? Canine Blood Prolactin as a Clinical Parameter to Detect a Chronic Stress-related Response
41. Efficacy of a Therapeutic Diet on Dogs with Signs of Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome
42. Social Behaviour and Bonding in Aged Dogs: A Multimodal Assessment Approach
43. Olfactory Stem Cell Therapy in Canine Age-related Disorders Treatment: A Controlled Study
44. Neophilia in Successfully Ageing Dogs: Preliminary Results
45. The Attachment Bond to People in Domestic Dogs: Does it Exist Already in Puppies?
46. Living with and Loving a Pet with Behaviour Problems: The Impact on Caregivers
47. The Personality of Dogs and Cats Living in the Same Household: A Multivariate Model Study
48. A Comparison of Attitudes and Coping Strategies of Small Animal Veterinarians Toward Behaviour Problems of Companion Dogs in Israel and Brazil
49. The Latin Owner: Profiles, Perceptions and Attitudes of Italian Cat and Dog Owners Towards their Pet
50. Coping Strategies in Dogs with Impaired Social Functioning Towards Humans
51. Predictors of Gaze-directed Attention in Dogs
52. The Effect of Paw Preference on Problem-solving Ability in Cats: Preliminary Results
53. The Impact of Transportation-related Anxiety on the Quality of Pre-anaesthesia in Cats: A Preliminary Study

Section: Poster Presentations
54. Playful Activities Post-learning Improve Retraining Performance a Year Later in Labrador Retriever Dogs (Canis lupus familiaris)
55. Adoption Preference Factors for Dogs in a Public Shelter in the Province of Palermo (Southern Italy) and Comparison with Adoption Rates of a Shelter in Northern Italy
56. Relation Between the Owner’s Psychological Well-being and Pets’ Behavioural Problems: A Portuguese Survey
57. The Association of Multiple Clinical Signs to Determine if a Cat Displays Either Urine Marking or Latrine Behaviour
58. Mirror Reflection or Real Image: Does Past Mirror Experience Influence a Dog’s Use of a Mirror?
59. Association Between Puppy Classes and Adult Behaviour of the Dog
60. The Importance of Pain as a Differential Diagnosis During a Behaviour Consultation
61. Canine Electroencephalograph Transients in the Sigma Range Relate to Memory
62. Noise Sensitivities in Dogs: An Exploration of Signs in Dogs With and Without Musculoskeletal Pain
63. Evaluation of Urine Cortisol:Creatinine Ratio in Dogs with Separation Anxiety
64. Effects of Providing Two Kinds of Doghouses in Different Sized Pens on the Behaviour of Shelter Dogs
65. Circadian Distribution and Characterisation of Social Behaviour in a Group of Domestic Donkeys (Equus asinus)
66. Effect of Meal Composition on Tryptophan:Large Neutral Amino Acids Ratio in Dog
67. Differences in Management of Dogs and Cats Living in the Same Household
68. Acupuncture Influence on Reduction of Stress Signs in Kennelled Dogs
69. Serum Leptin and Ghrelin Levels and their Relationship with Serum Cortisol, Thyroid Hormones, Lipids, Homocysteine and Folic Acid in Dogs with Compulsive Tail Chasing
70. A Social Entrepreneurship Project on Animal Welfare: ‘Pretty Paws’ Board Game
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Parasites and Pets
$50.00
Stylus
March-09-2018
A Veterinary Nursing Guide
This book is designed specifically for veterinary nurses and veterinary nursing students, and adopts an inquiry-based approach to assist veterinary nurses in gaining the essential knowledge and practical understanding necessary to excel in supporting veterinary surgeons to achieve an optimal management of parasitic diseases of dogs and cats.

Supported by figures and ending with learning outcomes, each chapter includes a number of questions and answers about a major group of parasites. Readers can also identify their own abilities and areas for development by completing the end-of-chapter self-assessment questions, answers to which can be found at the back of the book. The questions are designed to encourage veterinary nurses to question their practice, rationales, and the evidence base of parasitology care delivery they provide to the patients. By completing all chapters and associated exercises within this book, the readers will gain the essential parasitology knowledge and professional skills needed for parasitology practice.

Table of Contents:
1: Introduction to Parasitology
2: Parasites of the Gastrointestinal System
3: Parasites of the Respiratory System
4: Parasites of the Cardiovascular System
5: Parasites of the Skin and Muscles
6: Parasites of the Eye and Nervous System
7: Parasites of the Urogenital System
8: Key Skills for the Veterinary Nurse in Diagnostic Parasitology
9: Parasite Control Clinics
10: Parasite Control and Pet Travel
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Photograph Restoration and Enhancement
$55.00
Stylus
October-04-2017
Using Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 Version
While focusing on Photoshop CC 2017, this book offers users of all versions of Photoshop comprehensive projects that will guide them through the process of creating professional restorations and enhancements. Whether you are new to Photoshop or an experienced user, this book and its companion videos and projects will teach you to repair all types of photograph damage, multiple ways to improve discolored photographs, a variety of ways to digitize photographs too large to scan, create the highest quality images at manageable file sizes, colorize black and white photos, and how to add and remove content from your photographs. This building-block style book is packed with inventive, easy to apply photograph restoration and tonal correction techniques for returning cherished memories back to their original grandeur, and enhancement tips for converting digital and print photographs into treasured favorites.

Key Features:

• Seven demonstration videos on how to perform key restoration and enhancement techniques: Using the Quick Mask mode, the Layer via Copy command, the Polygonal Lasso tool, the Clone and Patch tools, the Liquify filter, plus multiple ways to repair Red-Eye, and how to redo areas of your restoration
• Hands on projects provided with each chapter, specifically tailored to reinforce the tools and techniques introduced in the chapter
• Includes colorizing of black and white photographs
• Packed with Photoshop quick tips for efficiency and accuracy

The Companion Files
(Included with this text and also available by contacting the publisher by writing to: info@merclearning.com)

• Photographs to complete all projects covered in the text
• Extra Try It Yourself Projects for each chapter
• Copies of all figures used in the text
• 7 Demonstration videos



Table of Contents:
Part One: Preparing Your Photographs for Restoration and Enhancement.

1: Readying an Image for Adobe Photoshop.
2: An Introduction to Working in Photoshop.
3: Selection.
4: Working in Layers.
5: Transformation Essentials.
6: Painting and Printing.

Part Two: Restoring and Enhancing Your Photographs.

7: Repairing Tears, Folds, and Holes.
8: Repairing Minor Surface Flaws.
9: Correcting Lighting, Contrast, and Discoloration.
10: Enhancing Photographs by Adding, Deleting, Replacing, and Blurring Content.
11: Tricks and Trade Secrets.
12: Conquering Special Challenges.
13: Putting It All Together: Applying Your Skills to Complex Restoration and Enhancement Projects.
Index.
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Preventing Drowning
$36.00
Stylus
May-03-2017
An Implementation Guide
This guide provides practical steps to reduce drowning—one of the world's most preventable, neglected, and pressing public health issues. Through 10 evidence-based interventions and strategies, it is designed to help drowning-prevention practitioners—from nongovernmental organizations and researchers to government officials and policy-makers—approach drowning prevention in a strategic, evidence-based, and multisectoral way. It also highlights ways to harness public awareness and engagement to strengthen drowning prevention interventions.

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Preventing Dropout
$40.00
Stylus
June-08-2017
Lessons from Europe
This book describes an initiative that has proved effective in keeping more young people from dropping out of education, training or employment. The authors present case studies based on in-depth interviews with participants from five widely divergent European countries – the UK, Spain, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Ireland – which illustrate the effectiveness of early intervention in young people’s lives. This independently verified study shows the significant personal and economic benefits gained by identifying the groups most vulnerable to dropout early on and then working with them proactively to keep them engaged in education.

Table of Contents:
1. The phenomenon
2. International initiatives (by Chris Latham)
3. Developing a local screening tool
4. Developing interventions
5. Case Study 1: Jakub, Czech Republic
6. Case study 2: Alex, England
7. Case study 3: Viktor, Hungary
8. Case study 4: Mary, Ireland
9. Case study 5: Javier, Spain
10. Outcomes and lessons
References
Index
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Photonic Interconnects for Computing Systems
$95.00
Stylus
July-14-2017
Understanding and Pushing Design Challenges
In recent years, there has been a considerable amount of effort in both industry and academia that focuses on the design, implementation, performance analysis, evaluation, and prediction of silicon photonic interconnects for inter- and intra-chip communication, paving a way for the next and future generation of high-performance computing systems’ design and dimensioning. Photonic Interconnects for Computing Systems provides a comprehensive overview of the current state-of-the-art technology and research achievements in employing silicon photonics for interconnection networks and high-performance computing, summarizing main opportunities and some challenges. The majority of the chapters were collected from presentations made at the International Workshop on Optical/Photonic Interconnects for Computing Systems (OPTICS) held over the past two years. The workshop invites internationally recognized speakers on the range of topics relevant to silicon photonics and computing systems.

Technical topics discussed in the book include:
- Design and Implementation of Chip-Scale Photonic Interconnects
- Developing Design Automation Solutions for Chip-Scale Photonic Interconnects
- Design Space Exploration in Chip-Scale Photonic Interconnects
- Thermal Analysis and Modeling in Photonic Interconnects
- Design for Reliability
- Fabrication Non-Uniformity in Photonic Interconnects

Photonic Interconnects for Computing Systems presents a compilation of outstanding contributions from leading research groups in the field. It presents a comprehensive overview of the design, advantages, challenges, and requirements of photonic interconnects for computing systems. The selected contributions present important discussions and approaches related to the design and development of novel photonic interconnect architectures as well as various design solutions to improve the performance of such systems while considering different challenges. The book is ideal for personnel in computer/photonic industries as well as academic staff and master/graduate students in computer science and engineering, electronic engineering, electrical engineering, and photonics.

Table of Contents:
Preface
1. Design, Application, and Implementation of Photonic Interconnects
2. Developing Design Automation Solutions and Enabling Design Exploration in Photonic Interconnects
3. Challenges, Performance Analysis, and Design Solutions in Photonic Interconnects
4. On the Impact of Fabrication Non-Uniformity in Photonic Interconnects
Author Index
Keyword Index
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Psychodynamic Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy
$49.00
Stylus
December-02-2017
Theories and Methods
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Psychotic Organization of the Personality
$50.00
Stylus
March-31-2018
Psychoanalytic Keys
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