The 10 Lenses

The 10 Lenses Author Mark Alexander Williams
ISBN-10 1892123592
Year 2001
Pages 247
Language en
Publisher Capital Books
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A ground-breaking way to understand the "lenses" through which we view other races and cultures and to manage diversity, in the workplace and society.

Lens Implantation

Lens Implantation Author P. Leonard
ISBN-10 9789400980181
Year 2012-12-06
Pages 622
Language en
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
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The authors of this book are busy practical men with no particular barrow to push. The text of the book includes a comprehensive review of all aspects of intraocular lens surgery including details of the design, optics chem istry and sterilization of intraocular lenses. Its value is enhanced by excellent illustrations and extensive tabulated references to the litera ture. Accounts of patient acceptability are balanced against candid discus sion of complications and their management. The historical introduction recalls that in the early stages of develop ment of the art, over a period of 10 years, two dozen different lens designs were proposed, most claiming elimination of problems which had arisen with their predecessors. Eventually nearly all disappeared from the scene. In an age where every cataract surgeon has to determine a personal position on intraocular lens implantation the author's reflections on these matters are timely. Intraocular lenses are neither a miracle nor a menace, provided that personal decisions and preferences are carefully thought through and put into practice upon the basis of known facts and not upon the basis of fickle fashion and fad. This book provides a background upon which the reader can eva luate in his own mind the validity of information provided by the manufacturers of various lens designs.

The Art of Game Design

The Art of Game Design Author Jesse Schell
ISBN-10 9781498759564
Year 2015-09-15
Pages 600
Language en
Publisher CRC Press
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Good game design happens when you view your game from as many perspectives as possible. Written by one of the world's top game designers, The Art of Game Design presents 100+ sets of questions, or different lenses, for viewing a game’s design, encompassing diverse fields such as psychology, architecture, music, visual design, film, software engineering, theme park design, mathematics, puzzle design, and anthropology. This Second Edition of a Game Developer Front Line Award winner: Describes the deepest and most fundamental principles of game design Demonstrates how tactics used in board, card, and athletic games also work in top-quality video games Contains valuable insight from Jesse Schell, the former chair of the International Game Developers Association and award-winning designer of Disney online games The Art of Game Design, Second Edition gives readers useful perspectives on how to make better game designs faster. It provides practical instruction on creating world-class games that will be played again and again.

The Executive Director s Guide to Thriving as a Nonprofit Leader

The Executive Director s Guide to Thriving as a Nonprofit Leader Author Mim Carlson
ISBN-10 0470603933
Year 2010-04-16
Pages 344
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Praise for the Second Edition of The Executive Director's Guide to Thriving as a Nonprofit Leader "This book is a gift for nonprofit leaders in all stages of their careers. With clarity and profound simplicity, it dissects the otherwise overwhelming role of the nonprofit executive director into understandable components that can then be made workable (and even fulfilling!). It is a highly readable and practical road map for success." —Molly Polidoroff, executive director, Center for Excellence in Nonprofits "The Executive Director's Guide to Thriving as a Nonprofit Leader not only clearly and concisely identifies the most critical issues of nonprofit leadership, but it also provides the resources and answers to those challenges. It will be required reading for both the most seasoned executive as well as the emerging leader." —Bill Coy, director of leadership practice, La Piana Consulting "I provide The Executive Director's Guide to Thriving as a Nonprofit Leader to all new executive directors placed by my firm. They find it to be a great resource during their orientation to a new organization, new people, and new challenges, and it continues to be a support as issues come up in their work over the years. It's comprehensive and sensible, and the authors' great knowledge and respect for nonprofit executives shine through." —Susan Egmont, consultant, Egmont Associates Praise for the Previous Edition "How would I describe this book? Practical. Helpful. Encouraging. Realistic. Thought-provoking. Accessible. Focused. Honest. Refreshing. It should be on every nonprofit leader's desk." —Barry Z. Posner, former dean and professor of leadership, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University, and coauthor, The Leadership Challenge "In this new age of nonprofit management, executive directors are getting over their fantasies and past their fears, crafting change-the-world ideas and executing them every day. Mim and Margaret now provide real-life, real-time help in coaching and guiding executive directors from survival to success. I can't think of a more important contribution in today's drive to strengthen the sector." —Roni Posner, former executive director, The Alliance for Nonprofit Management

Gemstones

Gemstones Author Michael O'Donoghue
ISBN-10 9789400911918
Year 2012-12-06
Pages 372
Language en
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
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Gemstones is the first attempt in English to bring together the geological, mineralogical and gemmological developments that have taken place during the last thirty years. Though there have been many gemstone books published in that time, most have been concerned, understandably and rightly, with the science of gem testing and have covered that area very well. Details of the geological occurrence of many of the classic gemstones, and of nearly all those which have only recently been discovered, have been less adequately dealt with. Coverage has been restricted to a number of papers in a wide variety of geological and mineralogical journals. Gemstones hopes to get the balance right. In the preparation of the book all the journals and monographs in the field have been consulted so that the book should stand for some years as the authority to which gemmologists and others turn in the first instance. Ease of reference and depth of coverage make Gemstones both a reference book and a bench book. Acknow ledgements I am grateful to Brian Jackson of the Department of Geology, Royal Museums of Scotland who read the manuscript and painstakingly indicated places where amendment or alteration was needed. I am also grateful to the publishers of the books on which the line illustrations are based. The colour plates present in the book derive from a number of sources, which I would like to acknowledge as follows. Plates 1, 4-15 and 17 Crown copyright reserved.

Contact Lens Practice

Contact Lens Practice Author Nathan Efron
ISBN-10 9780702047633
Year 2010-03-10
Pages 496
Language en
Publisher Elsevier Health Sciences
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Thoroughly revised and updated, this popular book provides a comprehensive yet easy to read guide to modern contact lens practice. Beautifully re-designed in a clean, contemporary layout, this second edition presents relevant and up-to-date information in a systematic manner, with a logical flow of subject matter from front to back. This book wonderfully captures the ‘middle ground’ in the contact lens field ... somewhere between a dense research-based tome and a basic fitting guide. As such, it is ideally suited for both students and general eye care practitioners who require a practical, accessible and uncluttered account of the contact lens field. Outlines a rational clinical approach to modern contact lens fitting - practical advice for the clinic and the classroom Logical structure and systematic layout, with relevant chapters grouped into coherent sections for easy reference Up-to-date for accurate information Chapters are contextualised through cross-referencing - helping to reflect the relative importance of different topics Provides an 'historical time line' of contact lens development and explains the current global situation Explains how contact lenses are fabricated, designed, manufactured and measured Reviews the scientific principles that underpin the clinical application of contact lenses New chapter on daily disposable contact lenses. Contributing authors comprising optometrists, ophthalmologists, dispensing opticians, industry experts, researchers and clinicians – all of whom are true international leaders in their sub-specialty areas. Many new line diagrams and clinical photographs to illustrate, inform and explain the concepts outlined in the text. Special consideration is given to the most popular lens replacement systems – daily, two-weekly and monthly. Extensive appendices to assist chair-side decision making in everyday practice. Efron Grading Scales for Contact Lens Complications. Evidence-based approach with numerous up-to-date references at the end of each chapter.

Nikon D70 Digital Field Guide

Nikon D70 Digital Field Guide Author David D. Busch
ISBN-10 9781118080238
Year 2011-08-02
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Congratulations! You have one of the most versatile, feature-rich digital SLRs on the market, and this full-color guide helps you make the most of it. Learn how to set up your Nikon D70 or D70s and adjust it for every subject and circumstance. Get professional advice on choosing lenses, composing more than twenty-five types of shots, even downloading and displaying your photos. Wherever your imagination takes you, take this book along. Use the Quick Tour to get the feel of your camera right away Shift easily between semi-automatic and manual modes Work with flash and available lighting to achieve different effects Explore special lenses like macro, vibration reduction, and teleconverters Discover the secrets of perfect action, business, portrait, or nature photography Make downloading and editing problem-free

Gravitational Lensing Strong Weak and Micro

Gravitational Lensing  Strong  Weak and Micro Author Peter Schneider
ISBN-10 9783540303107
Year 2006-12-30
Pages 552
Language en
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
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The observation, in 1919 by A.S. Eddington and collaborators, of the gra- tational de?ection of light by the Sun proved one of the many predictions of Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity: The Sun was the ?rst example of a gravitational lens. In 1936, Albert Einstein published an article in which he suggested - ing stars as gravitational lenses. A year later, Fritz Zwicky pointed out that galaxies would act as lenses much more likely than stars, and also gave a list of possible applications, as a means to determine the dark matter content of galaxies and clusters of galaxies. It was only in 1979 that the ?rst example of an extragalactic gravitational lens was provided by the observation of the distant quasar QSO 0957+0561, by D. Walsh, R.F. Carswell, and R.J. Weymann. A few years later, the ?rst lens showing images in the form of arcs was detected. The theory, observations, and applications of gravitational lensing cons- tute one of the most rapidly growing branches of astrophysics. The gravi- tional de?ection of light generated by mass concentrations along a light path producesmagni?cation,multiplicity,anddistortionofimages,anddelaysp- ton propagation from one line of sight relative to another. The huge amount of scienti?c work produced over the last decade on gravitational lensing has clearly revealed its already substantial and wide impact, and its potential for future astrophysical applications.

Restoring Baird s Image

Restoring Baird s Image Author Donald F. McLean
ISBN-10 0852967950
Year 2000-01-01
Pages 295
Language en
Publisher IET
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In the late 1920s, John Logie Baird - considered to be the inventor of television - was experimenting with 'phonovision' in which he attempted to record television signals onto gramophone discs. His efforts were mostly unsuccessful and this technology largely forgotten, until the 1980s when Don McLean came across the discs and set about restoring them with modern computer-based techniques. The recovery of these images gives us a fascinating glimpse of what the earliest television was like (before official TV services started). As well as helping to explain a poorly understood period of television history, this unique book sheds new light on the activities of John Logie Baird and the definition and invention of television itself.

The Chameleon Consultant

The Chameleon Consultant Author Andrew Holmes
ISBN-10 0566084074
Year 2002-01
Pages 158
Language en
Publisher Gower Publishing, Ltd.
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By understanding the organizational culture of a client, consultants will be in a much stronger position to sell and deliver their consultancy services. Yet this is something which is rarely done and never to a depth which would make it meaningful at a departmental level. This book eliminates this major gap in the consultant's and consultancy firm's knowledge.

Nikon 1 J1 V1 For Dummies

Nikon 1 J1 V1 For Dummies Author Julie Adair King
ISBN-10 9781118299470
Year 2012-05-08
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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A guide to the Nikon J1 and V1 cameras provides information on the camera's modes and menus, exposure, lighting, movie mode, focus and color, and in-camera editing.

Gemmological Instruments

Gemmological Instruments Author Peter G Read
ISBN-10 9781483192260
Year 2013-09-24
Pages 340
Language en
Publisher Elsevier
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Gemmological Instruments deals with the developments in diamond grading equipment and gem testing instruments since the publication of the first edition in 1978. These developments include improvements in the versatility and styling of existing instruments such as the reflectivity meter, the composite spectroscope, and the refractometer. It also addresses the criticisms in the first edition and provides a discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of different gem testing equipment. This book is organized into 16 chapters that describe groundbreaking instruments like the thermal conductivity diamond testers and home-constructed items that while innovative have not yet been commercialized. There are also chapters dealing with microphotography and identification of synthetics and stimulants. This book also provides a listing of gemstone constants and characteristic inclusions in natural and synthetic gemstones. This book will be of interest to people interested in equipment for gem testing and diamond grading.