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Environmental Engineering Dictionary of Technical Terms and Phrases

2017/08/21August 16, 2017

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This reference manual provides a list of approximately 300 technical terms and phrases common to environmental engineering which non-English speakers often find difficult to understand in English. The manual provides the terms and phrases in alphabetical order, followed by a concise English definition, then a translation of the term in Russian and, finally, an interpretation or translation of the term or phrase in Russian. Following the Russian translations section, the columns are reversed and reordered alphabetically in Russian with the English term and translation following the Russian term or phrase.The objective is to provide a technical term reference manual for non-English speaking students and engineers who are familiar with Russian, but uncomfortable with English and to provide a similar reference for English speaking students and engineers working in an area of the world where the Russian language predominates




Chatbots for eCommerce: Learn how to build a virtual shopping assistant

2017/08/21August 5, 2017

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If you are a developer interested in learning how to build your own conversational bot from scratch, this book is for you. Upon completion of this book you will be able to build a text-based Facebook Messenger bot and a voice-based custom skill for Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service. In the first chapter, you learn about the conversational interface, its history, and why it’s gaining in popularity again. In the next few chapters you will build a virtual shopping assistant bot using the Facebook Messenger Platform. You’ll start with the basics and then work your way up to build a truly conversational bot that users can interact with using natural language. In the final chapter you go step-by-step, building a custom skill for the Alexa Voice Service.




Best Business Practices for Photographers, Third Edition, 3rd Edition

2017/08/21November 30, 2017

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The photography industry is advancing and changing more—and more quickly—than ever. Right along with changes in camera technology, photographers are witnessing shifts in the business landscape that can be a challenge to understand and navigate, whether they’re just beginning their business or growing it after 25 years of shooting. Best Business Practices for Photographers, 3rd Edition , is an updated and expanded version of John Harrington’s bestselling books on the topic. For the first time, Harrington brings together both Best Business Practices for Photographers and More Best Business Practices for Photographers , creating a complete and comprehensive guide for photographers starting, maintaining, and growing their business in order to achieve financial success and personal satisfaction. In great detail and with a friendly, conversational voice, Harrington covers all the key points of the business of professional photography, and he provides today’s best practices that you need to know. This book covers: • How to establish your business (Sole Proprietor vs. LLC/LLP vs. S Corp) • Whether or not you need a physical, brick-and-mortar location • The equipment you need • Planning a shoot • The value of internships • Setting your fees • Pricing your work • Why you need insurance • Surviving an IRS audit • Contracts for editorial, commercial, and corporate clients, as well as weddings and rites of passage • The art of negotiation • How video can be incorporated into your business • Marketing, branding, and social media • Publishing a book of your work • Practical finance advice and guidance, from working with accountants to setting up QuickBooks • How to protect your work • Releases for models, property, and more • How to handle a breach of contract • Licensing your work • Digital asset management Whether you’re just starting a photography business or you’re a veteran shooter looking to improve your finances, Best Business Practices for Photographers, 3rd Edition , is for you. Harrington’s Best Business Practices books have long been recognized throughout the industry as the go-to resource for photographers, and this new, complete 3rd Edition is your key to a successful career in photography.




Applied International Finance II, Second Edition

2017/08/21August 16, 2017

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This volume is the second of a three-volume set designed for use in a course in applied international corporate finance for managers and executives. This volume’s issue is how uncertain foreign exchange (FX) rate changes affect a firm’s ongoing cash flows and equity value, and what can be done in terms of hedging this risk using financial instruments. The accounting implications are also considered. Numerous examples of real-world companies are used. The volume contains a hypothetical case that ties the material together. The first volume reviews some basics of FX rates: Introduction to Foreign Exchange Rates, 2nd edition, Business Expert Press, 2016. The third volume deals with the estimation of the cost of capital for international operations and the evaluation of overseas investment proposals: Applied International Finance II: International Cost of Capital and Capital Budgeting, 2nd edition, Business Expert Press, 2017.




Human Resources As Business Partner

2017/08/21August 16, 2017

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This practical book sets out how HR can become a true business partner. It will require a rethinking of HR’s contribution to the organization in the future. All the key topics are covered in this work from a specific HR strategic model, reshaping of HR to align itself better with the business, and a number of new tools and techniques to aid in creating real financial value to the organization. Many HR personnel have already jumped onto the title of calling themselves a business partner, but what this involves is a very different and complex skill set as well as a new process approach to creating added value. Being a business partner is a very different and exciting approach to creating measurable value, specifically from HR activities and interventions.




Handbook of Research on Geospatial Science and Technologies

2017/08/21August 10, 2017

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The impacts of climate change are beginning to be felt throughout the world, yet there is no clear explanation as to how these changes will alter our future. The research being conducted within the geospatial science field is pivotal to understanding the effects the global environment is experiencing. The Handbook of Research on Geospatial Science and Technologies is an essential scholarly reference source that evaluates the current methodologies and trends in geospatial science, and how these insights provide society with more efficient and effective ways to manage natural resources. Featuring discussions on relevant topics such as cartography, geographical information systems, remotely sensed data, and sustainability management, this publication is an informative resource for all academicians, students, scientists, and researchers that are interested in emerging developments within geospatial science. Authored References are comprised of illustrative chapters that delve into emerging research in niche areas. These books tend to be smaller and more compact, featuring focused discussions on key models, methodologies, and concepts from a narrowed point-of-view. Geared towards researchers who are looking for additional content to enhance their studies, faculty and students alike will find these titles to be indispensable research supplements.




Application Development and Design: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (Critical Exploration)

2017/08/21August 11, 2017

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Advancements in technology have allowed for the creation of new tools and innovations that can improve different aspects of life. These applications can be utilized across different technological platforms. Application Development and Design: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is a comprehensive reference source for the latest scholarly material on trends, techniques, and uses of various technology applications and examines the benefits and challenges of these computational developments. Highlighting a range of pertinent topics such as software design, mobile applications, and web applications, this multi-volume book is ideally designed for researchers, academics, engineers, professionals, students, and practitioners interested in emerging technology applications. Critical Explorations are compilations that range from 1-4 volumes in length and include content carefully selected from IGI Global’s most prestigious front list titles. Each of these comprehensive research anthologies provide extensive coverage of a cutting-edge area of interest, including the latest fundamental concepts and theories, development and design methodologies, tools and technologies, managerial impacts, critical issues, and more. These publications are intended to ease collection development for academic, corporate, and joint-use libraries looking to enhance their holdings with the most sought-after research findings.




Educational Development and Infrastructure for Immigrants and Refugees

2017/08/21August 11, 2017

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Education is a pivotal influence on all members of society. However, in the case of immigrants and refugees integrating into a new country, allowing proper learning opportunities can offer specific challenges that must be overcome. Educational Development and Infrastructure for Immigrants and Refugees is an innovative source of scholarly research on the role of education for refugees and immigrants, and it examines methods to develop effective learning processes for these students. Highlighting a range of perspectives on topics such as lifelong learning, legal considerations, and multiculturalism, this book is ideally designed for teachers, policy makers, researchers, academics, and professionals actively involved in the education sector. Edited References feature peer-reviewed scholarly chapters that are contributed by a variety of experts from around the world. Offering concise discussions of the latest models and concepts within a specific area, these collaborative publications accommodate the research needs of academicians, professionals, and practitioners, and are suitable supplements for graduate and undergraduate courses.




Dynamic Stability of Hydraulic Gates and Engineering for Flood Prevention

2017/08/21August 11, 2017

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Hydraulic gates are utilized in multiple capacities in modern society. As such, the failure of these gates can have disastrous consequences, and it is imperative to develop new methods to avoid these occurrences. Dynamic Stability of Hydraulic Gates and Engineering for Flood Prevention is a critical reference source containing scholarly research on engineering techniques and mechanisms to decrease the failure rate of hydraulic gates. Including a range of perspectives on topics such as fluid dynamics, vibration mechanisms, and flow stability, this book is ideally designed for researchers, academics, engineers, graduate students, and practitioners interested in the study of hydraulic gate structure. Authored References are comprised of illustrative chapters that delve into emerging research in niche areas. These books tend to be smaller and more compact, featuring focused discussions on key models, methodologies, and concepts from a narrowed point-of-view. Geared towards researchers who are looking for additional content to enhance their studies, faculty and students alike will find these titles to be indispensable research supplements.




Visual Imagery, Metadata, and Multimodal Literacies Across the Curriculum

2017/08/21August 10, 2017

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A student’s learning experience can be enhanced through a multitude of pedagogical strategies. This can be accomplished by visually engaging students in classroom activities. Visual Imagery, Metadata, and Multimodal Literacies Across the Curriculum is a pivotal reference source that examines the role of visual-based stimuli to create meaningful learning in contemporary classroom settings. Highlighting a range of relevant topics such as writing composition, data visualization, and literature studies, this book is ideally designed for educators, researchers, professionals, and academics interested in the application of visual imagery in learning environments. Edited References feature peer-reviewed scholarly chapters that are contributed by a variety of experts from around the world. Offering concise discussions of the latest models and concepts within a specific area, these collaborative publications accommodate the research needs of academicians, professionals, and practitioners, and are suitable supplements for graduate and undergraduate courses.