Author: Nancy Asay, Marciann Patton
Publisher: Fairchild Books
Careers in Interior Design explores job opportunities (both traditional and non-traditional) emerging in interior design-a field that is experiencing unprecedented growth. This book analyzes the reasons for this growth in order to accurately define and predict future careers in the profession and provide the pathways in education, skills, and experience necessary to enter and thrive in these careers. This book will help match students and professionals with their best suited and personally fulfilling career path.
Author: Don Norman
Publisher: Basic Books
The ultimate guide to human-centered design Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we fail to figure out which light switch or oven burner to turn on, or whether to push, pull, or slide a door. The fault, argues this ingenious-even liberating-book, lies not in ourselves, but in product design that ignores the needs of users and the principles of cognitive psychology. The problems range from ambiguous and hidden controls to arbitrary relationships between controls and functions, coupled with a lack of feedback or other assistance and unreasonable demands on memorization. The Design of Everyday Things shows that good, usable design is possible. The rules are simple: make things visible, exploit natural relationships that couple function and control, and make intelligent use of constraints. The goal: guide the user effortlessly to the right action on the right control at the right time. The Design of Everyday Things is a powerful primer on how--and why--some products satisfy customers while others only frustrate them.
Author: Yellena James
"Nature's design magic is a balancing act found in its perfect ratios. The sections of this sketchbook - Star, Branch, Spiral, and Fan - focus on four of those disceptively simple design principles and why they work"--
Author: Sophie Donelson
From the country’s most popular interior design magazine comes a stylish, in-depth look at what it takes to make any room beautiful. House Beautiful Style Essentials: What Every Room Needs is an inspiring and hardworking handbook that shows readers how to create the rooms of their dreams by revealing what “every room needs.” Chapters like “Every Room Needs a Hiding Place” provide clever ideas for storage and organization, while sections like “Every Room Needs Something Shiny” give examples of how reflective surfaces can enhance and enlarge any space. Simple yet elegant advice from some of the biggest names in the interiors world is paired throughout with stunning photography of the best and most beautiful rooms featured in the magazine. From a room’s overall look and color down to its smallest details, House Beautiful Style Secrets provides tips, tricks, and secrets on how to cultivate a comfortable home and uncover the potential of every living space.
Author: Stephen Caldwell Wright
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
A reassessment of the art and achievements of the first black author to win the Pulitzer Prize
Author: Richard Szeliski
Humans perceive the three-dimensional structure of the world with apparent ease. However, despite all of the recent advances in computer vision research, the dream of having a computer interpret an image at the same level as a two-year old remains elusive. Why is computer vision such a challenging problem and what is the current state of the art? Computer Vision: Algorithms and Applications explores the variety of techniques commonly used to analyze and interpret images. It also describes challenging real-world applications where vision is being successfully used, both for specialized applications such as medical imaging, and for fun, consumer-level tasks such as image editing and stitching, which students can apply to their own personal photos and videos. More than just a source of “recipes,” this exceptionally authoritative and comprehensive textbook/reference also takes a scientific approach to basic vision problems, formulating physical models of the imaging process before inverting them to produce descriptions of a scene. These problems are also analyzed using statistical models and solved using rigorous engineering techniques Topics and features: structured to support active curricula and project-oriented courses, with tips in the Introduction for using the book in a variety of customized courses; presents exercises at the end of each chapter with a heavy emphasis on testing algorithms and containing numerous suggestions for small mid-term projects; provides additional material and more detailed mathematical topics in the Appendices, which cover linear algebra, numerical techniques, and Bayesian estimation theory; suggests additional reading at the end of each chapter, including the latest research in each sub-field, in addition to a full Bibliography at the end of the book; supplies supplementary course material for students at the associated website, http://szeliski.org/Book/. Suitable for an upper-level undergraduate or graduate-level course in computer science or engineering, this textbook focuses on basic techniques that work under real-world conditions and encourages students to push their creative boundaries. Its design and exposition also make it eminently suitable as a unique reference to the fundamental techniques and current research literature in computer vision.
Author: Scot French
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Reassesses the 1831 slave rebellion led by Nat Turner as it discusses such themes as slavery, race, and national belonging; examines the rebellion itself and analyzes Turner in terms of his meaning as both a martyr and murderer.
Author: Marni Jameson
Part journal, part workbook, part scrapbook, this guide provides valuable advice and how-to checklists along with a place to reflect, record, and retain an important piece of family history, gently walking downsizers through the journey.
Author: Tison Pugh
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Pugh explores Capote through a cinematic lens, skillfully weaving the most relevant elements of Capote's biography with insightful critical analysis of the films, screenplays, and adaptations of his works that composed his fraught relationship with the Hollywood machine.
Author: Dr. Mary Ann Burg, PhD, MSW, LCSW, Dr. Oliver Oyama, Ph.D., ABPP, PA-C, DFAAPA
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Patients with chronic conditions often need psychosocial support and brief counseling to help them make the lifestyle and behavioral changes required to prevent disease complications. This innovative text, with contributions from respected clinicians and researchers in all arenas of behavioral health, provides comprehensive training for all health professionals including those in medicine, nursing, social work, mental health, and clinical and health psychology who desire targeted evidence-based training in Behavioral Health skills . Rich case examples drawn from typical patient presentations demonstrate the relationship between physical and psychological health and the complexity of behavior change in chronic illness. This text is a timely, relevant and practical resource for all members of the primary care team. It prepares team members to work in the model of patient-centered integrated care in accordance with the recommendations of the Affordable Health Care Act (ACA) and the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) medical home standards for identifying patient needs and providing coordinated and comprehensive patient care. It focuses on knowledge and skills needed for working with the most common chronic conditions such as diabetes, obesity, chronic pain, cardiovascular conditions, sleep disorders, geriatric conditions, cancer-related conditions, and substance abuse. It includes chapters on epidemiological trends in chronic illness and systems medicine. Theories of health behavior and behavior change and evidence-based interventions provide a foundation for skill development, followed by detailed coverage of the requirements for behavioral management of specific chronic conditions. Sample referrals and consultation notes provide concrete examples of how the behavioral health specialist might respond to a referral. . Key Features: Provides comprehensive graduate-level training for the role of Behavioral Health Specialist Describes the health promotion and counseling skills needed to function as part of an integrated health team Focuses on proficiencies needed for working with common chronic conditions Addresses the psychosocial components of primary care disorders Includes case examples demonstrating the relationship between physical and psychological health and the complexity of behavior change in chronic illness
Author: Melissa Burkhardt
This book is a wealth of information on autism. It is a children's book that lists resources and provides information about autism for adults. Reading this book helps both children and adults to build empathy and understanding. This book is unique in that it is actually two books in one. Turn the book around for the second cover and story. The first story is told from the perspective of a child with autism and the second story is told from the perspective of a typical girl about her relationship with her friend with autism
Author: Ricky Ly
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
The Best Restaurants, Markets & Local Culinary Offerings The ultimate guides to the food scene in their respective states or regions, these books provide the inside scoop on the best places to find, enjoy, and celebrate local culinary offerings. Engagingly written by local authorities, they are a one-stop for residents and visitors alike to find producers and purveyors of tasty local specialties, as well as a rich array of other, indispensable food-related information including: • Favorite restaurants and landmark eateries • Farmers markets and farm stands • Specialty food shops, markets and products • Food festivals and culinary events • Places to pick your own produce • Recipes from top local chefs • The best cafes, taverns, wineries, and brewpubs
Author: Hashem Akbari, United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Climate Change Division, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, United States. Dept. of Energy
Publisher: United States Govt Printing Office
Author: Sophia F. Dziegielewski, PhD, LCSW
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Why do social workers need to know about mental health medications? How can social workers best assist clients who are taking medications? What is the social worker's role as part of the interdisciplinary health care team? Answering these questions and more, this comprehensive text discusses the major medications used to treat common mental health conditions and offers guidelines on how to best serve clients who are using them. This new edition provides guidance on many issues that social workers will encounter in practice, including identifying potentially dangerous drug interactions and adverse side effects; improving medication compliance; recognizing the warning signs of drug dependence; and understanding how psychopharmacology can work in conjunction with psychosocial interventions. Complete with case examples, assessment tools, and treatment plans, this book offers practical insight for social work students and social workers serving clients with mental health conditions. New to this edition are expanded discussions of child and adolescent disorders, engaging discussions of how new drugs are created, approved, and marketed, and a new glossary describing over 150 common medications and herbal remedies. Important Topics Discussed: Treatment of common mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, and dementia Taking a comprehensive medication history Understanding medical terminology Avoiding drug misuse, dependence, and overdose