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Stack and Sway: The New Science of Jury Consulting  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Alexpal at July 26, 2010
Stack and Sway: The New Science of Jury Consulting

Stack and Sway: The New Science of Jury Consulting by Neil J. Kressel, Dorit F. Kressel
Publisher: Basic Books | Number Of Pages: 312 | Publication Date: 2001-09-21 | ISBN-10: 0813397723 | PDF | 17 Mb

A new - and largely hidden - profession has emerged during the past three decades. Drawing on the techniques of modern social science, psychology, and market research, its practitioners seek to remake the way we pursue justice in the United States. Trial consultants help lawyers to pick – some would say, stack – juries predisposed to render the “right” verdict. And consultants apply sophisticated research methods to predict how jurors are likely to respond to arguments, witnesses, and evidence. Based on the results of the research, they craft case strategies, help to prepare witnesses, and test and retest arguments – all before a single word is uttered in open court. For fees that sometimes approach six, or even seven, figures, the new jury experts offer attorneys and their clients what they most desire – a way to remove uncertainty.What are we to make of this new industry? Do the techniques work? Is this, as some critics have argued, a new form of high-tech jury-rigging, not much more acceptable than cruder forms of jury tampering? Or do the methods of jury consultants amount to little more than an extension of what attorneys have always done?
Elizabeth Haas Edersheim "McKinsey's Marvin Bower: Vision, Leadership, and the Creation of Management Consulting"

Elizabeth Haas Edersheim "McKinsey's Marvin Bower: Vision, Leadership, and the Creation of Management Consulting"
Wiley | 2004-04-12 | ISBN: 0471652857 | 320 pages | PDF | 2 MB

A wonderful book about a wonderful man. In many ways, Marvin's McKinsey framed the hypotheses in our own search for excellence-for example, passion for values, belief in people as the prime resource, and willingness to let people experiment. As well as I thought I knew Marvin, however, this remarkable book, drawing on the collective memories of those who worked most closely with him, taught me a ton about how extraordinary the man really was and what made him that way. Many have called Drucker the man who invented management; I think history will conclude that both he and Marvin Bower share that pedestal.
Marvin Bower became a legend, not just within McKinsey & Company, but within professional services and the business world more broadly. In everything he did and said, he embodied the professional approach and the importance of values. This book sheds remarkable insight on a remarkable man and on the power of constancy of purpose.

The Business of Consulting: The Basics and Beyond by Elaine Biech  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Alexpal at July 23, 2010
The Business of Consulting: The Basics and Beyond by Elaine Biech

The Business of Consulting: The Basics and Beyond by Elaine Biech
Publisher: Pfeiffer | Number Of Pages: 340 | Publication Date: 2007-05-25 | ISBN-10: 0787994642 | PDF | 2 Mb

The consulting profession has become one of the fastest-growing industries in the '90s, and observers expect that both the demand for such services and the avocation's undeniable allure will continue to draw people into the profession. However, management consultant Elaine Biech believes that most newcomers are completely unprepared for the operational realities they encounter. So after two decades of mastering the accounting, marketing, and managing skills necessary to succeed as a consultant, she has organized them into one helpful volume called The Business of Consulting: The Basics and Beyond. Biech considers all phases of a typical consulting business, from start-up and attracting new business to subcontracting and balancing personal and professional responsibilities. An accompanying disk includes various documents and worksheets described in the text.

Introduction to Logistics Systems Planning and Control  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Alexpal at July 23, 2010
Introduction to Logistics Systems Planning and Control

Gianpaolo Ghiani, Gilbert Laporte, Roberto Musmanno, «Introduction to Logistics Systems Planning and Control»
John Wiley & Sons | ISBN 0470849169 | 2004 Year | PDF | 2,8 Mb | 360 Pages

Logistics is defined as a business planning framework for the management of material, service, information and capital flows. Logistic systems have received considerable attention in the last 10 years, as they constitute one of the cornerstones in the design and control of production systems and the modeling of supply chains. This renewed interest is partly due to the recognition that well-known planning and control systems such as ‘Manufacturing Resources Planning’ and ‘Just in Time’ systems fail to establish a sound integration of lead time management, capacity planning and quality considerations.
Bruno Lucchesi, Margit Malmstrom, "Modeling the Figure in Clay (Practical Craft Books)"

Bruno Lucchesi, Margit Malmstrom, "Modeling the Figure in Clay (Practical Craft Books)"
Watson-Guptill | ISBN 0823030962 | April 1, 1996 | 144 pages | PDF | 9 MB

This longtime best-seller shows how a famous sculptor creates a complete figure in clay. Covers the skeleton, male and female anatomical figures, and skin and hair.
Dr Damien Féron "Corrosion behaviour and protection of copper and aluminum alloys in seawater"

Dr Damien Féron "Corrosion behaviour and protection of copper and aluminum alloys in seawater"
CRC | 2007-06-21 | ISBN : 1420054090 | 195 pages | PDF | 6 Mb

Copper and aluminum alloys are widely used in marine engineering in areas such as pipelines, storage tanks, ships' hulls, and cladding for offshore structures. Written by an international panel under expert editorial direction, Corrosion Behaviour and Protection of Copper and Aluminium Alloys in Seawater reviews key factors affecting the corrosion and service life of copper and aluminum alloys in the marine environment. The book is divided into five parts, with Part 1 reviewing key aspects of the corrosion behavior of both these alloys. Part 2 discusses the use of copper and copper-nickel alloys in seawater, while Parts 3 and 4 cover aluminum bronzes and alloys. The final section of the book covers the use of aluminum-based materials as anodes for the cathodic protection of marine structures.

The World and Its People, Reading Essentials and Study Guide  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Alexpal at July 9, 2010
The World and Its People, Reading Essentials and Study Guide

The World and Its People, Reading Essentials and Study Guide
Publisher: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill | Number Of Pages: 346 | Publication Date: 2004-10-01 | ISBN-10: 0078655137 | PDF | 2 Mb

Reading Essentials, Student Edition provides concise content of the Student Edition written at a lower grade level, making it perfect for struggling readers and ELL students.
This Reading Essentials and Study Guide is designed to help the student use recognized reading strategies to improve their reading-for-information skills. For each section of the Student Edition, the student is alerted to key terms, asked to draw from prior knowledge, organize her/his thoughts with a graphic organizer, and then follow a process to read and understand the text.

NTC's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions By Richard A. Spears  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Alexpal at June 29, 2010
NTC's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions By Richard A. Spears

NTC's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions By Richard A. Spears
Publisher: McGraw-Hill 2000 | 576 Pages | ISBN: 0844204625 | PDF | 4 Mb

This compact and well-formatted book features "more than 8500 contemporary slang and informal expressions." With 800 more entries than the previous edition, this third edition includes street slang, popular culture terms, and the telegraphic language peculiar to the Internet. Arranged alphabetically, entries include usage information, slang type or source, and additional information about whether the term is, e.g., objectionable, derogatory, or standard English. The entries for some "difficult or unpredictable" words may include pronunciation information. The alphabetic arrangement is augmented by a phrase-finder index and Go to/See also references. If you don't know the meaning of expressions such as "Baldwin" (a good-looking male), "Vietnik" (someone who opposed the Vietnam War), or "face time" (time spent face to face with someone), this book will explain. Some obvious terms such as "nervous Nellie" (any nervous person), "naw" (no), "what the heck" (it doesn't matter), and "square" (old-fashioned) seem out of place.
McGraw Hill Glencoe ed., "Glencoe Writer's Choice: Grammar and Composition, Grade 12"

McGraw Hill Glencoe ed., "Glencoe Writer's Choice: Grammar and Composition, Grade 12"
McGraw-Hill/Glencoe | 2009 | ISBN: 007888778X | 939 pages | PDF | 78 Mb

Writer's Choice: Grammar and Composition, Grade 12 is an integrated language arts program that keeps pace with the current trends in the teaching of writing and related communication skills. Features in the Student Edition build on a solid foundation of instruction including easy-to-understand explanations, clear-cut definitions, real-world examples, and skill-based assessment. The visuals and graphics throughout the textbook engage students' attention and illustrate key concepts and processes. Writer's Choice provides students with the tools for developing skills in writing, reading, researching, speaking, listening, critical thinking, and viewing and representing.
The Theory and Practice of Compiler Writing By Jean-Paul Tremblay, Paul G. Sorenson

The Theory and Practice of Compiler Writing By Jean-Paul Tremblay, Paul G. Sorenson
Publisher: Mcgraw-Hill College 1985 | 816 Pages | ISBN: 0070651612 | DJVU | 7 MB

I am a student of BE computers and have been looking for this book all this sem,finally I came up with the idea to try amazon ,and there it was though its out of print ,I can review it on line and even download the reqd. chapters,isnt that convienient for a student like me,now on I,ll check amazon before any local book store,I can even review so many books before choosing what to buy! its grate