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The Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange is published by the Institute of International Education, the leading not-for-profit educational and cultural exchange organization in the United States. IIE has conducted an annual statistical survey of campuses regarding the international students in the United States since 1919, and with support from the U.S. Department of State's ... read more
Some leaders are born women, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said at the groundbreaking APEC Women and the Economy Summit in San Francisco in Sept. 2011. Women leaders can be found driving change through political movements, emerging market growth, or grassroots activism, yet their stories are not always highlighted. This book reviews the transformation that has taken hold in recent ... read more
This timely second edition of Power Plant Construction Management: A Survival Guide is revised and updated to include new technologies, evolving regulations, and the changing power generation mix between gas and coal plants. Hessler expands upon the first edition and provides a thorough plan for managing the financials of building a power plant. He covers the entire process from preplanning to... read more
The Culture of Morality examines how explanations of social and moral development inform our understandings of morality and culture. A common theme in the latter part of the twentieth century has been to lament the moral state of American society and the decline of morality among youth. A sharp turn toward an extreme form of individualism and a lack of concern for community involvement and civ... read more
The Fourth Edition of Cities in a World Economy shows how certain characteristics of flows of money, information, and people have led to the emergence of a new social formation: global cities, new types of migrations, financial crises, environmental catastrophes, and the multiplication of communication technologies. These developments give new meaning to such fixtures of urban sociology as the... read more
Before You Ever Put the First Shovel in the Ground―This Book Could Be the Difference Between a Successful Mining Operation and a Money PitOpening a successful new mine is a vastly complex undertaking entailing several years and millions to billions of dollars. In today’s world, when environmental and labor policies, regulatory compliance, and impact on the community must be factored in, you ca... read more
The automotive sector is looking for lighter-weight materials for improved fuel economy and post-consumer recyclability to foster environmental sustainability. Engineering thermoplastics offer the ability to tailor-make components from polymers, and to design parts for enhanced performance, new functionality, part integration, and elimination of secondary operations. Parts made from engineerin... read more
Many factors set oil and gas apart from other industries and make unique demands on its human resource management, including its global nature, the importance of safety, the involvement of governments, proactive stakeholders, a multifaceted workforce, and project focus. Managing Human Resources in the Oil & Gas Industry provides an in-depth look at human resource management for all aspects of ... read more
Successful Smart Grid Implementation prepares readers to plan, execute, and properly control a smart meter and grid operational technology and systems integration project. Author James Ketchledge provides a framework for a successful project by combining technology, process, and leadership lessons learned from previous experiences.
CUDA for Engineers gives you direct, hands-on engagement with personal, high-performance parallel computing, enabling you to do computations on a gaming-level PC that would have required a supercomputer just a few years ago. The authors introduce the essentials of CUDA C programming clearly and concisely, quickly guiding you from running sample programs to building your own code. Throughout, y... read more
Conquer today’s Windows 10–from the inside out! Dive into Windows 10–and really put your Windows expertise to work. Focusing on the most powerful and innovative features of Windows 10, this supremely organized reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, tips, and workarounds–all fully reflecting the major Windows 10 Anniversary Update. From new Cortana and Microsoft Edge enhancements to ... read more
What makes a windup toy get up and go? How does an earbud operate? And why does the line you re waiting in always seem the slowest? Get middle-schoolers engaged in the fascinating science behind familiar items with More Everyday Engineering. Like Everyday Engineering, this compilation brings together activities based on the Everyday Engineering columns from NSTA s award-winning journal Science... read more
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I'm a developmental editor and publishing consultant, specializing in science, tech, business, memoir, and health/self-improvement.
I try to help authors achieve the books they want by careful professional editing, looking at the details – and the bigger stuff if needed.