Statistics in a Nutshell

Author: Sarah Boslaugh

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN:

Category: Mathematics

Page: 569

View: 374

A clear and concise introduction and reference for anyone new to the subject of statistics.

Building the Nutshell Pram

Author: Maynard Bray

Publisher: WoodenBoat Books

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 31

View: 244

A step-by-step construction manual for this very popular Joel White design, for oar and sail. Part of the popularity is due to the ease of construction, especially the bow. This instruction book is beneficial for anyone who wishes to build the pram from scratch using WoodenBoat's full-scale plans. We also have full-sized pre-cut kits, a video, a model kit and building plans.

Psychodynamic Counselling in a Nutshell

Author: Susan Howard

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 104

View: 142

`Small but perfectly formed. Susan Howard… has struck an easy balance here between theory and practice. She neatly illustrates key concepts such as transference, counter transference, making interpretations and so on, with succinct case examples. [The] 'mysteries' of psychodynamic counselling are unpacked with a clarity that has been lacking from many texts in this field. All [topics] are covered without jargon or oversimplification. Indeed, this is probably one of the clearest and therefore most informative texts I have read on the subject' - The Psychologist `This is a more than useful little book. The pitch and voice are unpretentious; content, quality of information and degree of educative material, balanced, interesting. Addressed to a reader with no information or experience of the psychodynamic approach, Howard begins with a clinical example and from this goes on to elucidate key concepts, the history of psychodynamic ideas and ways in which they work in practice. She takes the reader into the consulting room on their first visit, desciribing therapeutic formality and neutrality in accessible language, and, in so doing, offers the reader something to hang on to as they begin their individual approach to the unconscious' - Journal of Analytical Psychology `Size-wise, these books span an open palm and have a very handy flap on the back and front as an integral feature of the cover which can be used as a bookmark. They are concise, yet thorough, providing introductions to the key elements of the theory and practice underpinning major therapeutic approaches… [An] ideal 'intro'… I would recommend these books because, 'in a nutshell', they work' - Therapy Today Psychodynamic Counselling in a Nutshell explains in clear, jargon-free style, the concepts at the heart of the psychodynamic approach and, drawing on case material, describes the therapeutic practice which rests on those ideas. Assuming no previous knowledge of the subject, the book introduces: o the history of the approach; o key concepts; and o practical techniques used by practitioners. In the first chapter the author introduces a client, John, whose case is revisited throughout the book connecting together theory and practice for the reader. For anyone reading about the psychodynamic approach for the first time, Psychodynamic Counselling in a Nutshell is the ideal place to start. Susan Howard is Senior Clinical Tutor at the University of Surrey. She is also Consultant Clinical Psychologist with South West London St Georges Primary Care Trust, and a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice.

Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell

Second Edition

Author: A. Zee

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 608

View: 554

Since it was first published, Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell has quickly established itself as the most accessible and comprehensive introduction to this profound and deeply fascinating area of theoretical physics. Now in this fully revised and expanded edition, A. Zee covers the latest advances while providing a solid conceptual foundation for students to build on, making this the most up-to-date and modern textbook on quantum field theory available. This expanded edition features several additional chapters, as well as an entirely new section describing recent developments in quantum field theory such as gravitational waves, the helicity spinor formalism, on-shell gluon scattering, recursion relations for amplitudes with complex momenta, and the hidden connection between Yang-Mills theory and Einstein gravity. Zee also provides added exercises, explanations, and examples, as well as detailed appendices, solutions to selected exercises, and suggestions for further reading. The most accessible and comprehensive introductory textbook available Features a fully revised, updated, and expanded text Covers the latest exciting advances in the field Includes new exercises Offers a one-of-a-kind resource for students and researchers Leading universities that have adopted this book include: Arizona State University Boston University Brandeis University Brown University California Institute of Technology Carnegie Mellon College of William & Mary Cornell Harvard University Massachusetts Institute of Technology Northwestern University Ohio State University Princeton University Purdue University - Main Campus Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Rutgers University - New Brunswick Stanford University University of California - Berkeley University of Central Florida University of Chicago University of Michigan University of Montreal University of Notre Dame Vanderbilt University Virginia Tech University

Java Enterprise in a Nutshell

Author: Jim Farley

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 871

View: 114

A tutorial and reference to Java-based APIs for application software development covers such topics as XDoclet, JavaServer Faces, Hibernate API, Enterprise JavaBeans, and J2EE security.

Person-Centred Counselling in a Nutshell

Author: Roger Casemore

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 109

View: 573

Person-Centred Counselling in a Nutshell provides a short, accessible guide to one of the most popular approaches to counseling. Based on the ideas of Carl Rogers, the approach's main premise is that clients know themselves better than anyone else. It is the job of the person-centred practitioner to enable the client to discover and utilize their inner resources in order to change and grow. Using examples drawn from practice, Roger Casemore outlines the main principles of the person-centred approach including the core therapeutic conditions - congruence, unconditional positive regard, and empathy.

Finance in a Nutshell

A No-nonsense Companion to the Tools and Techniques of Finance

Author: Javier Estrada

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 388

View: 400

No other book is a comprehensive toolkit of financial issues, instructive, and so easy to read, all at the same time ? this is an easy-to-read guide to the hard-to-understand stuff of business finance. The author regularly gives talks, seminars, and courses for executives and is very aware of their lack of understanding (or their inability to remember) simple but key financial concepts and tools. He is continually asked to recommend a simple book that helps them to refresh key financial concepts and tools. Self-contained: Other than some elementary algebra, no other previous knowledge will be necessary to understand the concepts discussed. Comprehensive: It will contain most or all topics, concepts, and tools that executives can easily forget, find hard to understand, and/or would like to know more about. Simple and easy to read: Many well-educated executives have all but forgotten their finance and are regularly put off by books that are far more academic than they need. This book will be written in a simple and conversational style. Concise with short chapters throughout: This is critical as many executives are put off by long books or never ending chapters. Essential elementary theory and many real-world examples. All concepts and tools will be illustrated with catchy and factual examples. Excel: Spreadsheets have become an inseparable part of working in Finance and this book will show readers how to use Excel to simplify their work. Test Yourself: problems with worked numerical solutions throughout.

Cognitive Therapy in a Nutshell

Author: Michael Neenan

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 128

View: 266

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in a Nutshell - Second Edition is a concise introduction to one of the most widely-practised approaches to counselling and psychotherapy. Leading authors, Michael Neenan and Windy Dryden, explain the model and the core techniques used during the therapeutic process to: - elicit and examine negative automatic thoughts - uncover and explore underlying assumptions, rules and core beliefs (schemas); and - maintain gains from therapy. For newcomers to the subject, this revised and updated edition of Cognitive Therapy in a Nutshell provides the ideal place to start and a springboard to further study.

Deconstruction in a Nutshell

A Conversation with Jacques Derrida

Author: Jacques Derrida

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 215

View: 873

The Roundtable is annotated by John D. Caputo, the David R. Cook Professor of Philosophy at Villanova University, who has supplied cross-references to Derrida's writings, where the reader may find further discussion on these topics. Professor Caputo has also supplied a commentary which elaborates the principal issues raised in the Roundtable.

PHP in a Nutshell

A Desktop Quick Reference

Author: Paul Hudson

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 372

View: 326

Now installed on more than 20 million Internet domains around the world, PHP is an undisputed leader in web programming languages. Database connectivity, powerful extensions, and rich object-orientation are all reasons for its popularity, but nearly everyone would agree that, above all, PHP is one of the easiest languages to learn and use for developing dynamic web applications. The ease of development and simplicity of PHP, combined with a large community and expansive repository of open source PHP libraries, make it a favorite of web designers and developers worldwide. PHP in a Nutshell is a complete reference to the core of the language as well as the most popular PHP extensions. This book doesn't try to compete with or replace the widely available online documentation. Instead, it is designed to provide depth and breadth that can't be found elsewhere. PHP in a Nutshell provides the maximum information density on PHP, without all the fluff and extras that get in the way. The topic grouping, tips, and examples in this book complement the online guide and make this an essential reference for every PHP programmer. This book focuses on the functions commonly used by a majority of developers, so you can look up the information you need quickly. Topics include: Object-oriented PHP Networking String manipulation Working with files Database interaction XML Multimedia creation Mathematics Whether you're just getting started or have years of experience in PHP development, PHP in a Nutshell is a valuable addition to your desk library.