Description : Master techniques for using pattern in wide range of design applications including architectural, textiles, print, more. Wealth of technical information. Over 270 design illustrations.
Description : F-Day: The Second Dawn Of Man a novel by Colin R. Turner It had taken Karl Drayton just thirty-four years to go from an innocent boy in love with life, to an adult completely at odds with it. Struggling all his life to find success, and then finding it, he still wasn't happy. Why was life such a struggle anyway? Why were there so many problems in the world, but no real answers? One day Karl decides to make a small change in his life - sparking a chain reaction that would bring him down a rabbit-hole and alter his world view forever. Suddenly he understood exactly what was wrong with the world, and could see his fellow humanity - like a species addicted - sleepwalking into destruction. So he had an idea. Armed with just a computer and some basic web skills, Karl creates an online alternative movement which, to his surprise, strikes a chord with millions of others who are beginning to think just like him - that mankind's most precious belief was dragging him down. In an ever hostile, decaying world, Karl Drayton becomes the heretic, calling time on the world's biggest religion: Money. Working against invisible forces trying to stop him, a US President with a hidden agenda, and an unlikely farmer turned statesman, Karl's radical alternative vision takes him on a journey across the world and finally to the one place on Earth where his new philosophy might have a chance - Iceland. F-Day: The Second Dawn Of Man boldly questions our social norms and paints a compelling alternative reality that is hard to leave...
Description : The role of the peasant in society has been fundamental throughout China's history, posing difficult, much-debated questions for Chinese modernity. Today, as China becomes an economic superpower, the issue continues to loom large. Can the peasantry be integrated into a new Chinese capitalism, or will it form an excluded and marginalized class? Alexander F. Day's highly original appraisal explores the role of the peasantry throughout Chinese history and its importance within the development of post-socialist-era politics. Examining the various ways in which the peasant is historicized, Day shows how different perceptions of the rural lie at the heart of the divergence of contemporary political stances and of new forms of social and political activism in China. Indispensable reading for all those wishing to understand Chinese history and politics, The Peasant in Postsocialist China is a new point of departure in the debate as to the nature of tomorrow's China.
Description : This great resource presents dentistry and dental practice against the ever-changing backdrop of economic, technological, and demographic trends, as well as the distribution of the oral diseases that dental professionals treat and prevent. The text is logically divided into five parts. Dentistry and the Community deals with the development of the dental and dental hygiene professions, demographics of the public, its use of dental services, and the professional role. Dental Practice covers the structure and financing of dental care, the personnel involved in providing that care, and the emerging field of evidence-based dentistry. The Methods of Oral Epidemiology provides a comprehensive assessment of the epidemiology of oral diseases and the determinants of their distribution in society. The Distribution of Oral Diseases and Conditions gives a detailed presentation of how the common oral diseases are distributed in the community. Prevention of Oral Diseases in Public Health discusses methods of preventing oral diseases in dental practice and through public health action. Thorough explanations of how to read dental literature help readers understand how to draw their own conclusions from the latest studies. Coverage presents a number of complex problems facing practitioners today regarding access to dental care, and discusses how to solve them by working with public authorities and insurers. Comprehensive coverage of oral disease distribution helps readers to understand trends and risks they will encounter in the field. Material on prevention and control of oral diseases provides important information that all dental practitioners should have. Research designs used in oral epidemology assess the pros and cons of dental indexes available, allowing readers to gain an understanding of the complexities of disease measurement and research. Detailed content on providing dental care to the American public presents a unique opportunity to learn the system of dental care delivery. State-of-the-art coverage of mercury issues offer a balanced view of issues like toxicity, potential hazards, review of evidence, and politics. Ethical guidelines provide a discussion of how ethical principles have evolved over time and the precipitating events that pushed ethical practice into the forefront of health care. Information on the development of dental professions gives readers insight into how these professions originated and their current state. · Content addresses evidence-based dentistry, and how it can and should become part of the everyday clinical life of the practitioner, since staying current is vital to providing excellent patient care. · Discussions of infection control procedures and the impact of HIV and Hepatitis B incorporate new, updated guidelines in dental health care settings released in 2003.