Description : 'At a time when we are paying a heavy price for the collective delusion that being plugged in 24/7 is an express elevator to the top, The Off Switch reminds us that there is an alternative. Mark Cropley shows that intentionally switching off from work is not only essential for our well-being, it also allows for the unwinding and renewal that help us perform at our best when we switch back on.' Arianna Huffington Work better not longer– learn how to be more productive by switching off from work in the evenings, worrying less and facing the new working day fresh, full of energy and ambition. Work is a big part of our lives, but it's easier than ever to let it take over. Laptops, tablets and smartphones that are supposed to free us from the office actually bind us to it. If you've ever felt stressed as you checked your work email in the evenings, or found yourself unable to sleep worrying about tomorrow's meeting, then this is the book for you! Learning to flick THE OFF-SWITCH when you leave work is essential– not only for your sanity but also for your job. If you can learn to relax and rest effectively when you’re not at work, you can then get more done when you’re in the office. It’s a win-win solution! In this unique book, Professor Mark Cropley, a world expert in how we recover from the working day, blends engaging real-life case studies, clinical expertise and evidence-based techniques to provide a complete guide for how to switch off better – get more enjoyment from your free time, and still get more done.
Description : 'Sensational. Wildly hilarious. An amazing read' - Stephen Fry 'Andy Kershaw is a compulsive truth-teller and he does it with verve, wit and passion. He is one of the few truly original voices in broadcasting and his book is already a classic' - Fergal Keane Andy Kershaw truly has no off switch. As a teenager he was promoting major rock gigs. He was Billy Bragg's driver and roadie one day and presenting Whistle Test and Live Aid the next. A passionate music enthusiast, he is a man with an obsessive curiosity about the world. Over a twenty-five year career, he has worked for the Rolling Stones and Bruce Springsteen, shared an office with John Peel and amassed a record collection that weighs seven tons. He has won more Sony Radio awards than any other broadcaster. He has visited 97 countries and as a foreign correspondent, filed numerous reports for Radio 4. He was also one of the few journalists present during the Rwanda genocide. The past few years have seen him go through a turbulent time in his personal life, but he has put this behind him, written his story and returned to the airwaves fronting the BBC's Music Planet series. Rebel. Maverick. Music fanatic. Andy Kershaw shares the story of his life with candour, insight, immediacy and incredible humour.
Description : Radio-Frequency Integrated-Circuit Engineering addressesthe theory, analysis and design of passive and active RFIC's usingSi-based CMOS and Bi-CMOS technologies, and other non-silicon basedtechnologies. The materials covered are self-contained andpresented in such detail that allows readers with onlyundergraduate electrical engineering knowledge in EM, RF, andcircuits to understand and design RFICs. Organized into sixteenchapters, blending analog and microwave engineering,Radio-Frequency Integrated-Circuit Engineering emphasizesthe microwave engineering approach for RFICs. • Provides essential knowledge in EM and microwaveengineering, passive and active RFICs, RFIC analysis and designtechniques, and RF systems vital for RFIC students andengineers • Blends analog and microwave engineering approaches forRFIC design at high frequencies • Includes problems at the end of each chapter
Description : Over the last decade, fluorescence has become the dominant tool in biotechnology and medical imaging. These exciting advances have been underpinned by the advances in time-resolved techniques and instrumentation, probe design, chemical / biochemical sensing, coupled with our furthered knowledge in biology. Complementary volumes 9 and 10, Advanced Concepts of Fluorescence Sensing: Small Molecule Sensing and Advanced Concepts of Fluorescence Sensing: Macromolecular Sensing, aim to summarize the current state of the art in fluorescent sensing. For this reason, Drs. Geddes and Lakowicz have invited chapters, encompassing a broad range of fluorescence sensing techniques. Some chapters deal with small molecule sensors, such as for anions, cations, and CO2, while others summarize recent advances in protein-based and macromolecular sensors. The Editors have, however, not included DNA or RNA based sensing in this volume, as this were reviewed in Volume 7 and is to be the subject of a more detailed volume in the near future.
Description : Deafness: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional / 2012 Edition is a ScholarlyPaper™ that delivers timely, authoritative, and intensively focused information about Deafness in a compact format. The editors have built Deafness: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional / 2012 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Deafness in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Deafness: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional / 2012 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.
Description : Addressing the regulation of the eukaryotic cell cycle, this book brings together experts to cover all aspects of the field, clearly and unambiguously, delineating what is commonly accepted in the field from the problems that remain unsolved. It will thus appeal to a large audience: basic and clinical scientists involved in the study of cell growth, differentiation, senescence, apoptosis, and cancer, as well as graduates and postgraduates.
Description : Green Lights lighting specialist Damon Wood takes you step-by-step through upgrading a lighting system, in either a retrofit or complete redesign scenario, for the purpose of increasing both energy efficiency and productivity. This guide is designed for use by anyone who needs to understand the principles of lighting and light's impact on conservation, productivity and safety. Readers will find valuable discussion of lighting quality, upgrade strategies, applications, technologies, economics, maintenance, project implementation and methods for assessing specific opportunities. This fully illustrated guide addresses these issues in lay terms and in an easy-to-understand, logical style.
Description : A New York Times bestseller "An exhilirating exploration of the meaning of it all." --Robert Wright, author of The Evolution of God Drawn from Krista Tippett's Peabody Award-winning public radio program, the conversations in this profoundly illuminating book reach for a place too rarely explored in our ongoing exchange of ideas--the nexus of science and spirituality. In fascinating interviews with such luminaries as Freeman Dyson, Janna Levin, Parker Palmer, and John Polkinghorne, Krista Tippett draws out the connections between the two realms, showing how even those most wedded to hard truths find spiritual enlightenment in the life of experiment and, in turn, raise questions that are richly, theologically evocative. Whether she is speaking with celebrated surgeon and author Sherwin Nuland about the biology of the human spirit or questioning Drawin biographer James Moore about his subject's religious beliefs, Tippett offers a rare look at the way our best minds grapple with the questions for which we all seek answers. From the Trade Paperback edition.