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The author explores the role of social and economic injustices as root causes of the uneven distribution of disease across population groups according to class, race and gender. There is a strong relation between social and economic inequities and health inequities and the author shows how to develop a framework to understand social and economic policies that would improve the health status of all segments of society. The book explores the global public health issues, processes for influencing policy, and the skills to effectively advocate for health and social justice.
Meggs' History of Graphic Design is the unrivaled, comprehensive reference tool for graphic designers and students that was heralded as a publishing landmark by the Association of American Publishers, who awarded it a coveted award for publishing excellence. Due to the constantly changing world of design and computer-generated graphics, a revised edition of this landmark text is essential for students and designers alike. The Fifth Edition includes updated images, as well as new information on current graphic design trends and technologies, such as web, multi-media, interactive design, and private presses.
Hugely popular market guru updates his popular trading strategy for a post-crisis world From Larry Williams--one of the most popular and respected technical analysts of the past four decades--Long-Term Secrets to Short-Term Trading, Second Edition provides the blueprint necessary for sound and profitable short-term trading in a post-market meltdown economy. In this updated edition of the evergreen trading book, Williams shares his years of experience as a highly successful short-term trader, while highlighting the advantages and disadvantages of what can be a very fruitful yet potentially dangerous endeavor. * Offers market wisdom on a wide range of topics, including chaos, speculation, volatility breakouts, and profit patterns * Explains fundamentals such as how the market moves, the three most dominant cycles, when to exit a trade, and how to hold on to winners * Includes in-depth analysis of the most effective short-term trading strategies, as well as the author's winning technical indicators Short-term trading offers tremendous upside. At the same time, the practice is also extremely risky. Minimize your risk and maximize your opportunities for success with Larry Williams's Long-Term Secrets to Short-Term Trading, Second Edition.
This work is the leading guide to architectural design within a building information modeling (BIM) workflow, giving the practitioner a clear procedure when designing climate-load dominated buildings. The book incorporates new information related to BIM, integrated practice, and sustainable design, as well information on how designers can incorporate the latest technological tools. Each chapter addresses specific topics, such as natural ventilation for cooling, passive solar heating, rainwater harvesting and building hydrology, optimizing material use and reducing construction waste, and collaborating with consultants or other building professionals such as engineers and energy modelers.
Build a fixed income portfolio that will weather volatility and instability Designing a fixed income portfolio is an essential skill of any investment manager or advisor. This book outlines the critical components to successfully navigate through stable and turbulent markets, using real-life lessons from a seasoned institutional asset manager. The first section includes commentary on the changing fixed income market and overall economy, while the second section outlines the processes to navigate these ever-evolving markets including portfolio construction, the Federal Reserve, credit analysis and trade execution. Ladder Methodology is highlighted and the book discusses its pros and cons, gives examples of both well-constructed and poorly executed laddered bond portfolios and offers alternatives to traditional asset classes. Benefit from lessons learned, providing real life examples of market scenarios and trades Prepare fixed income portfolios that can weather any storm Written by Sean P. Simko, an expert on fixed income investing, who shares his investing experiences from the past 16 years Outlines the key principles of the Ladder strategy From strategy to execution, Strategic Fixed Income Investing offers the road map to help investment managers prepare portfolios that will insulate investments against adverse market conditions.
The classic text presenting proven, practical strategies for conducting effective interviews Clinical Interviewing --now in its Fifth Edition-- guides clinicians through elementary listening skills onward to more advanced, complex clinical assessment processes such as intake interviewing, mental status examination, and suicide assessment. Clinical Interviewing has been updated with the latest content from the DSM-5, including: Defining psychological and emotional disorders (Chapter 6: An Overview of the Interview Process) Diagnostic impressions (Chapter 7: Intake Interviewing and Report Writing) Assessing for depression (Chapter 9: Suicide Assessment) History and evolution of the DSM, defining mental disorders, specific diagnostic criteria, diagnostic assessment, diagnostic interviewing, and using diagnostic checklists (Chapter 10: Diagnosis and Treatment Planning) Violence assessment (Chapter 12: Challenging Clients and Demanding Situations) Featuring an accompanying DVD with real-life scenarios of actual counselors and clients demonstrating techniques for effective clinical interviews, the new edition presents: A greater emphasis on collaborative goal setting and the client as expert New discussion on multicultural orientation and multicultural competency Non-face-to-face assessment and interviewing--including a structured protocol-- via email, telephone, texting, videoconferencing/Skype, instant messaging, and online chatting An increased focus on case formulation and treatment planning
Written by an architect with Duany Plater-Zyberk with expertise in design for an aging society, this is a guide to urban planning and urban design solutions to accommodate the needs of a population aging in place in both existing and new communities of various scales. Complete with case studies of successful communities, the book shows how, through (social, economic, transportation, and public health) policy, land use, and urban design decisions, a community can allow for residents to age in place gracefully.
Buildings are the largest consumers of energy, and their facades present a significant opportunity for energy conservation. Written by an associate and head of the research lab at Perkins + Will, this book presents practical information on how to design sustainable facades that are high-performing and energy efficient. Topics covered include climate-specific design considerations; types of facades; facade materials; control of heat, air, and moisture; and emerging technologies such as smart materials, double-skin facades, facades as energy generators, and control systems. This full-color book includes case studies.
Investment Banking, UNIVERSITY EDITION is a highly accessible and authoritative book written by investment bankers that explains how to perform the valuation work at the core of the financial world. This body of work builds on Rosenbaum and Pearl's combined 30+ years of experience on a multitude of transactions, as well as input received from numerous investment bankers, investment professionals at private equity firms and hedge funds, attorneys, corporate executives, peer authors, and university professors. This book fills a noticeable gap in contemporary finance literature, which tends to focus on theory rather than practical application. It focuses on the primary valuation methodologies currently used on Wall Street--comparable companies, precedent transactions, DCF, and LBO analysis--as well as M&A analysis. The ability to perform these methodologies is especially critical for those students aspiring to gain full-time positions at investment banks, private equity firms, or hedge funds. This is the book Rosenbaum and Pearl wish had existed when we were trying to break into Wall Street. Written to reflect today's dynamic market conditions, Investment Banking, UNIVERSITY EDITION skillfully: Introduces students to the primary valuation methodologies currently used on Wall Street Uses a step-by-step how-to approach for each methodology and builds a chronological knowledge base Defines key terms, financial concepts, and processes throughout Provides a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of LBOs and an organized M&A sale process Presents new coverage of M&A buy-side analytical tools--which includes both qualitative aspects, such as buyer motivations and strategies, along with technical financial and valuation assessment tools Includes a comprehensive merger consequences analysis, including accretion/(dilution) and balance sheet effects Contains challenging end-of-chapter questions to reinforce concepts covered A perfect guide for those seeking to learn the fundamentals of valuation, M&A , and corporate finance used in investment banking and professional investing, this UNIVERSITY EDITION --which includes an instructor's companion site--is an essential asset. It provides students with an invaluable education as well as a much-needed edge for gaining entry to the ultra-competitive world of professional finance.
Blending theory with application, Site Analysis offers a cross-disciplinary perspective on the evolving practice of designing sustainable built environments. Information on understanding existing site conditions and context-sensitive design teaches readers how a thorough site analysis can create meaningful places and promote sustainability through energy, water, and natural resource conservation. The new Third Edition is fully updated throughout to include coverage of the latest sustainability topics. A new chapter covers site plan review and design review, and new case studies examine site-scale planning and design, infill redevelopment of urban and suburban sites, and smart growth.
The exciting new edition of this landmark collection offers more than 600 practical pattern solutions for every packaging challenge--the single largest resource available! Every pattern is drawn to scale, has been test-constructed for dimensional accuracy, and is ready for immediate use. A CD provides the patterns for use in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, or you can scan, trace, or photocopy the patterns in the book. Covering folding cartons, tubes, sleeves, rigid boxes, corrugated containers, and more, this classic is an absolute must for product designers, brand managers, and packaging manufacturers.
"Aswath Damodaran is simply the best valuation teacher around. If you are interested in the theory or practice of valuation, you should have Damodaran on Valuation on your bookshelf. You can bet that I do." -- Michael J. Mauboussin, Chief Investment Strategist, Legg Mason Capital Management and author of More Than You Know: Finding Financial Wisdom in Unconventional Places In order to be a successful CEO, corporate strategist, or analyst, understanding the valuation process is a necessity. The second edition of Damodaran on Valuation stands out as the most reliable book for answering many of today's critical valuation questions. Completely revised and updated, this edition is the ideal book on valuation for CEOs and corporate strategists. You'll gain an understanding of the vitality of today's valuation models and develop the acumen needed for the most complex and subtle valuation scenarios you will face.
This comprehensive and authoritative guide offers an evidence-based overview of healing gardens and therapeutic landscapes from planning to post-occupancy evaluation. It provides general guidelines for designers and other stakeholders in a variety of projects, as well as patient-specific guidelines covering twelve categories ranging from burn patients, psychiatric patients, to hospice and Alzheimer's patients, among others. Sections on participatory design and funding offer valuable guidance to the entire team, not just designers, while a planting and maintenance chapter gives critical information to ensure that safety, longevity, and budgetary concerns are addressed.
Credit and credit risk permeates every corner of the financial world. Previously credit tended to be acknowledged only when dealing with counterparty credit risk, high-yield debt or credit-linked derivatives, now it affects all things, including such fundamental concepts as assessing the present value of a future cash flow. The purpose of this book is to analyze credit from the beginning--the point at which any borrowing entity (sovereign, corporate, etc.) decides to raise capital through its treasury operation. To describe the debt management activity, the book presents examples from the development banking world which not only presents a clearer banking structure but in addition sits at the intersection of many topical issues (multi-lateral agencies, quasi-governmental entities, Emerging Markets, shrinking pool of AAA borrowers, etc.). This book covers: Curve construction (instruments, collateralization, discounting, bootstrapping) Credit and fair valuing of loans (modeling, development institutions) Emerging markets and liquidity (liquidity, credit, capital control, development) Bond pricing (credit, illiquid bonds, recovery pricing) Treasury (funding as an asset swap structure, benchmarks for borrowing/investing) Risk and asset liability management (leverage, hedging, funding risk)
The first comprehensive guide to trading a unique class of options to manage risk and make smarter bets during volatile trading Providing savvy market players with a way to react quickly to event-driven opportunities and trends, exchange traded binary options are a unique type of derivative instrument offering fixed risk and reward. Available on four asset classes-stock index futures, commodity futures, Spot Forex and economic data releases-they are distinctly different from regular put/call options in that their pay-out structure offers only two potential outcomes, or settlement values: 0 or 100. The first guide focussing exclusively on this fast-growing sector of the options market, Trading Binary Options examines the key differences between regular options trading and binary options trading and describes how binary trading is done. It also gives you the lowdown on the most successful binary trading strategies and how and when they should be deployed. Outlines a rigorous approach to trading directionally around specific events, such as an earnings release, a shift in currencies, or a release of economic data Provides the first comprehensive coverage of an increasingly popular but poorly understood trading instrument Offers in-depth discussions of the six characteristics that distinguish binaries from other options and that make them such an attractive vehicle for hedging risk and improving returns
This is the first book written for building owners and developers about Building Information Modeling. Making the business case for owners' use of BIM, the book helps owners align the use of BIM to their real business objectives through strategic planning, SWOT and GAP analysis excercice. Written by the President of RCMS, and based on his ongoing series of BIM Bootcamps he's presented to over 1,200 owners and developers nationwide over the past year, the book presents real-world, practical guidance on effectively using BIM to improve business processes.
This is a visual guide to market trading using intermarket analysis and exchange-traded funds. With global markets and asset classes growing even more interconnected, intermarket analysis-the analysis of related asset classes or financial markets to determine their strengths and weaknesses-has become an essential part of any trader's due diligence. In "Trading with Intermarket Analysis", John J. Murphy, former technical analyst for CNBC, lays out the technical and intermarket tools needed to understand global markets and illustrates how they help traders profit in volatile climates using exchange-traded funds. Armed with knowledge of how economic forces impact various markets and financial sectors, investors and traders can profit by exploiting opportunities in markets about to rise and avoiding those poised to fall. "Trading with Intermarket Analysis" provides advice on trend following, chart patterns, moving averages, oscillators, spotting tops and bottoms, using exchange-traded funds, tracking market sectors, and the new world of intermarket relationships, all presented in a highly visual way. It gives readers a visually rich introduction to the world of intermarket analysis, the ultimate tool for beating the markets. It provides practical advice on trend following, chart patterns, moving averages, oscillators, spotting tops and bottoms, using exchange-traded funds, tracking market sectors, and intermarket relationships. It includes appendices on Japanese candlesticks and point-and-figure charting Comprehensive and easy-to-use, "Trading with Intermarket Analysis" presents the most important concepts related to using exchange-traded funds to beat the markets in a visually accessible format.
Valuable guidance for staying one step ahead of financial statement fraud Financial statement fraud is one of the most costly types of fraud and can have a direct financial impact on businesses and individuals, as well as harm investor confidence in the markets. While publications exist on financial statement fraud and roles and responsibilities within companies, there is a need for a practical guide on the different schemes that are used and detection guidance for these schemes. Financial Statement Fraud: Strategies for Detection and Investigation fills that need. Describes every major and emerging type of financial statement fraud, using real-life cases to illustrate the schemes Explains the underlying accounting principles, citing both U.S. GAAP and IFRS that are violated when fraud is perpetrated Provides numerous ratios, red flags, and other techniques useful in detecting financial statement fraud schemes Accompanying website provides full-text copies of documents filed in connection with the cases that are cited as examples in the book, allowing the reader to explore details of each case further Straightforward and insightful, Financial Statement Fraud provides comprehensive coverage on the different ways financial statement fraud is perpetrated, including those that capitalize on the most recent accounting standards developments, such as fair value issues.
Materials Manual is a comprehensive reference manual of building and decorative materials, and finishes. Introducing the properties, conditions, and attributes of a wide range of materials used by architects and interior designers, Materials Manual considers their use in a holistic and integrated manner by explaining how materials contribute to the construction and fabrication of floors, partitions, ceilings, and casework. The reader is guided directly to the options for the location or assembly they are considering to select a material for and learn about the pros and cons of various applications.
The book is designed to enable students of public policy, policymakers and mangers to obtain useful information and conduct successful systematic evaluations, even under tight resource constraints. This text presents a wide variety of approaches to evaluation through brief, authoritative articles by top academics and practitioners. Thoroughly revised and updated this third edition is filled with the most current information, up-to-date examples, and puts increased emphasis on practical applicability. The third edition also features a new and up-dated instructor's manual.