Soft Limits


Author: Brianna Hale
Publisher: Carina Press
ISBN: 1488081085
Category: Fiction
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Frederic d’Estang: performer, professional villain and my youthful crush. Graduate student Evie Bell spends her days ghostwriting memoirs and her nights playing out her most intimate sexual fantasies by penning fan fiction. When a famous stage actor bursts into her life, she’s drawn to his dark, sensual presence, despite herself. He calls me chérie, ma princesse, minette. In Paris, Frederic takes Evie firmly in hand, leading her down a sensual path neither of them could have imagined, and pushing them both dangerously near their limits. I call him Daddy. Evie is wary—fearing Frederic is a villain both onstage and off—but again and again, Frederic draws her in. Yet the closer they become, the more Frederic holds back, wanting to protect Evie from his despicable truth. He isn’t the man she believes him to be, and his secret may very well destroy them. And don’t miss Brianna Hale’s Little Dancer and Princess Brat, available now from Carina Press! This book is approximately 60,000 words One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you’re looking for with an HEA/HFN. It’s a promise!

Multivariable Predictive Control

Applications in Industry
Author: Sandip K. Lahiri
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119243513
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 304
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A guide to all practical aspects of building, implementing, managing, and maintaining MPC applications in industrial plants Multivariable Predictive Control: Applications in Industry provides engineers with a thorough understanding of all practical aspects of multivariate predictive control (MPC) applications, as well as expert guidance on how to derive maximum benefit from those systems. Short on theory and long on step-by-step information, it covers everything plant process engineers and control engineers need to know about building, deploying, and managing MPC applications in their companies. MPC has more than proven itself to be one the most important tools for optimising plant operations on an ongoing basis. Companies, worldwide, across a range of industries are successfully using MPC systems to optimise materials and utility consumption, reduce waste, minimise pollution, and maximise production. Unfortunately, due in part to the lack of practical references, plant engineers are often at a loss as to how to manage and maintain MPC systems once the applications have been installed and the consultants and vendors’ reps have left the plant. Written by a chemical engineer with two decades of experience in operations and technical services at petrochemical companies, this book fills that regrettable gap in the professional literature. Provides a cost-benefit analysis of typical MPC projects and reviews commercially available MPC software packages Details software implementation steps, as well as techniques for successfully evaluating and monitoring software performance once it has been installed Features case studies and real-world examples from industries, worldwide, illustrating the advantages and common pitfalls of MPC systems Describes MPC application failures in an array of companies, exposes the root causes of those failures, and offers proven safeguards and corrective measures for avoiding similar failures Multivariable Predictive Control: Applications in Industry is an indispensable resource for plant process engineers and control engineers working in chemical plants, petrochemical companies, and oil refineries in which MPC systems already are operational, or where MPC implementations are being considering.

Parenting the Ephraim's Child

Characteristics, Capabilities, and Challenges of Children Who Are Intensely More
Author: Deborah Talmadge,Jamie Theler
Publisher: Cedar Fort
ISBN: 9780882907734
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 263
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Determination, energy, and a headstrong will---the very traits that make your child a parenting challenge---are, in fact, the character strengths the Lord needs in our day. This revolutionary parenting guide combines real-life examples, scriptural passages, and sound techniques that will change the way you see your child. Learn to love your children because of their personalities, not in spite of them.

Solaris Operating Environment Boot Camp


Author: David Rhodes,Dominic Butler
Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional
ISBN: 9780130342874
Category: Computers
Page: 566
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You have the man pages: what you need are answers! Solaris Operating Environment Boot Camp puts the answers right at your fingertips. Drawing on nearly 30 years of sys admin experience, David Rhodes and Dominic Butler cover every facet of Solaris OE system administration, from simple user management on standalone servers to building and managing a fully networked enterprise environment. They explain every task in detail, with sample commands, specific output, lists of affected system files, and in some cases, complete shell scripts. Coverage includes filesystems, kernels, packages, shells, Internet/DNS, email, PPP, NIS, backup/restore, security, and much more.

Classroom Management

Creating a Successful K-12 Learning Community
Author: Paul Burden
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119352894
Category: Education
Page: 272
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A practical guide to what can be accomplished utilizing the technical aspects of Classroom Management, this invaluable resource will not only help educators learn how to build positive classroom communities, but also outline methods for involving students in the creation of their learning environment. The Sixth Edition has been updated to include a new chapter on communication skills for teaching, incorporated classroom case studies in each chapter, and includes updates using the latest management research in several chapters.

The Big Stick

The Limits of Soft Power and the Necessity of Military Force
Author: Eliot A. Cohen
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465096573
Category: Political Science
Page: 304
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"Speak softly and carry a big stick" Theodore Roosevelt famously said in 1901, when the United States was emerging as a great power. It was the right sentiment, perhaps, in an age of imperial rivalry but today many Americans doubt the utility of their global military presence, thinking it outdated, unnecessary or even dangerous. In The Big Stick, Eliot A. Cohen-a scholar and practitioner of international relations-disagrees. He argues that hard power remains essential for American foreign policy. While acknowledging that the US must be careful about why, when, and how it uses force, he insists that its international role is as critical as ever, and armed force is vital to that role. Cohen explains that American leaders must learn to use hard power in new ways and for new circumstances. The rise of a well-armed China, Russia's conquest of Crimea and eastern Ukraine, nuclear threats from North Korea and Iran, and the spread of radical Islamist movements like ISIS are some of the key threats to global peace. If the United States relinquishes its position as a strong but prudent military power, and fails to accept its role as the guardian of a stable world order we run the risk of unleashing disorder, violence and tyranny on a scale not seen since the 1930s. The US is still, as Madeleine Albright once dubbed it, "the indispensable nation."

Advances in Aviation Psychology, Volume 2

Using Scientific Methods to Address Practical Human Factors Needs
Author: Michael A. Vidulich,Pamela S. Tsang,John Flach
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 131718520X
Category: Transportation
Page: 262
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Since 1981, the biennial International Symposium on Aviation Psychology (ISAP) has been convened for the purposes of (a) presenting the latest research on human performance problems and opportunities within aviation systems, (b) envisioning design solutions that best utilize human capabilities for creating safe and efficient aviation systems, and (c) bringing together scientists, research sponsors, and operators in an effort to bridge the gap between research and applications. Though rooted in the presentations of the 18th ISAP, held in 2015 in Dayton, Ohio, Advances in Aviation Psychology is not simply a collection of selected proceedings papers. Based upon the potential impact of emerging trends, current debates or enduring issues present in their work, select authors were invited to expand upon their work following the benefit of interactions at the symposium. Consequently the volume includes discussion of the most pressing research priorities and the latest scientific and technical priorities for addressing them. This book is the second in a series of volumes. The aim of each volume is not only to report the latest findings in aviation psychology but also to suggest new directions for advancing the field.

Setting Limits

How to Raise Responsible, Independent Children by Providing Clear Boundaries
Author: Robert J. MacKenzie
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0761512128
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 372
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Shows parents how to effectively raise children by setting boundaries, eliminating power struggles, establishing rules that encourage cooperation, and teaching problem-solving skills

Setting Limits with your Strong-Willed Teen

Eliminating Conflict by Establishing Clear, Firm, and Respectful Boundaries
Author: Robert J. MacKenzie, Ed.D.
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 080413877X
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 352
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From the bestselling Setting Limits series comes an invaluable guide for parents of strong-willed teenagers that explains how to effectively enforce discipline, encourage healthy growth, and create rewarding relationships with teens. Parenting modern teenagers is an enormous challenge. Teens have always been prone to rebellion and limit-testing. But in today's world of Twitter and Facebook, enormous academic and extracurricular pressure, and corrosive media influence, raising a teen to be well-adjusted, respectful, and mature enough to make good decisions is tougher than ever. Fortunately, Setting Limits with Your Strong-Willed Teen offers powerful, time-tested tools for moving beyond traditional methods that wear parents down while getting nowhere, and zeroing in on what really works so parents can use their energy in more efficient and productive ways. By understanding how to draw clear limits without lapsing into punishment or permissiveness, parents will be able to foster good judgment, build stronger bridges of communication and mutual respect, and end destructive power struggles. This is an invaluable resource for anyone wondering how to effectively build a positive, respectful, and rewarding relationship with their teen. In Setting Limits With Your Strong-Willed Teen, you will learn how to: -Understand your Strong-Willed Teen -Set firm and meaningful limits that your teen will respect -Motivate your teen to cooperate and communicate respectfully -Develop your own patience and a better tolerance for natural changes -Hold your teen accountable with instructive natural and logical consequences -Determine your teen's readiness for new freedoms and privileges -Teach your teen valuable lessons about character and trust · And much more!

Mastering Linux


Author: Paul S. Wang
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 143980687X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 439
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Encouraging hands-on practice, Mastering Linux provides a comprehensive, up-to-date guide to Linux concepts, usage, and programming. Through a set of carefully selected topics and practical examples, the book imparts a sound understanding of operating system concepts and shows how to use Linux effectively. Ready-to-Use Examples Offer Immediate Access to Practical Applications After a primer on the fundamentals, the text covers user interfaces, commands and filters, Bash Shell scripting, the file system, networking and Internet use, and kernel system calls. It presents many examples and complete programs ready to run on your Linux system. Each chapter includes a summary and exercises of varying degrees of difficulty. Web Resource The companion website at http://ml.sofpower.com/ offers a host of ancillary materials. Along with links to numerous resources, it includes appendices on SSH and SFTP, VIM, text editing with Vi, and the emacs editor. The site also provides a complete example code package for download. Master the Linux Operating System Toolbox This book enables you to leverage the capabilities and power of the Linux system more effectively. Going beyond this, it can help you write programs at the shell and C levels—encouraging you to build new custom tools for applications and R&D.

Hard Green

Saving The Environment From The Environmentalists: A Conservative Manifesto
Author: Peter Huber
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780786723430
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
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This book sets out the case for Hard Green, a conservative environmental agenda. Modern environmentalism, Peter Huber argues, destroys the environment. Captured as it has been by the Soft Green oligarchy of scientists, regulators, and lawyers, modern environmentalism does not conserve forests, oceans, lakes, and streams - it hastens their destruction. For all its scientific pretension, Soft Green is not green at all. Its effects are the opposites of green.This book lays out the alternative: a return to Yellowstone and the National Forests, the original environmentalism of Theodore Roosevelt and the conservation movement. Chapter by chapter, Hard Green takes on the big issues of environmental discourse from scarcity and pollution to efficiency and waste disposal. This is the Hard Green manifesto: Rediscover T.R. Reaffirm the conservationist ethic. Expose the Soft Green fallacy. Reverse the Soft Green agenda. Save the environment from the environmentalists.

Corporate Value of Enterprise Risk Management

The Next Step in Business Management
Author: Sim Segal
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118023303
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 432
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The ultimate guide to maximizing shareholder value through ERM The first book to introduce an emerging approach synthesizing ERM and value-based management, Corporate Value of Enterprise Risk Management clarifies ERM as a strategic business management approach that enhances strategic planning and other decision-making processes. A hot topic in the wake of a series of corporate scandals as well as the financial crisis Looks at ERM as a way to deliver on the promise of balancing risk and return A practical guide for corporate Chief Risk Officers (CROs) and other business professionals seeking to successfully implement ERM ERM is here to stay. Sharing his unique insights and experiences as a recognized global thought leader in this field, author Sim Segal offers world-class guidance on how your business can successfully implement ERM to protect and increase shareholder value.

Setting Limits in the Classroom, Revised

How to Move Beyond the Dance of Discipline in Today's Classrooms
Author: Robert J. Mackenzie
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 0307489361
Category: Education
Page: 368
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Disruptive behavior, power struggles, lack of motivation, attention deficit disorder—at times the list of obstacles to teaching seems endless. That’s why thousands of teachers and child-care providers have turned to the solutions in Setting Limits in the Classroom. This fully updated and expanded third edition offers the most up-to-date alternatives to punishment and permissiveness—moving beyond traditional methods that wear you down and get you nowhere. Topics include: • Eliminating power struggles and handling disruptions quickly • Establishing an effective environment for learning • Using natural and logical consequences to support your rules • Conducting proactive, focused parent conferences • New research and techniques for supporting special-needs children With its new focus on younger students and special tools for handling “strong-willed” children, this edition offers schoolteachers the tools they need to gain control of their classrooms—respectfully and effectively. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Setting Limits


Author: N.A
Publisher: Alchemy Technologies
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Linux Cookbook

Practical Advice for Linux System Administrators
Author: Carla Schroder
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9780596550615
Category: Computers
Page: 584
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This unique and valuable collection of tips, tools, and scripts provides clear, concise, hands-on solutions that can be applied to the challenges facing anyone running a network of Linux servers from small networks to large data centers in the practical and popular problem-solution-discussion O'Reilly cookbook format.The Linux Cookbook covers everything you'd expect: backups, new users, and the like. But it also covers the non-obvious information that is often ignored in other books the time-sinks and headaches that are a real part of an administrator's job, such as: dealing with odd kinds of devices that Linux historically hasn't supported well, building multi-boot systems, and handling things like video and audio.The knowledge needed to install, deploy, and maintain Linux is not easily found, and no Linux distribution gets it just right. Scattered information can be found in a pile of man pages, texinfo files, and source code comments, but the best source of information is the experts themselves who built up a working knowledge of managing Linux systems. This cookbook's proven techniques distill years of hard-won experience into practical cut-and-paste solutions to everyday Linux dilemmas.Use just one recipe from this varied collection of real-world solutions, and the hours of tedious trial-and-error saved will more than pay for the cost of the book. But those who prefer to learn hands-on will find that this cookbook not only solves immediate problems quickly, it also cuts right to the chase pointing out potential pitfalls and illustrating tested practices that can be applied to a myriad of other situations.Whether you're responsible for a small Linux system, a huge corporate system, or a mixed Linux/Windows/MacOS network, you'll find valuable, to-the-point, practical recipes for dealing with Linux systems everyday. The Linux Cookbook is more than a time-saver; it's a sanity saver.

Unix in a Nutshell

A Desktop Quick Reference - Covers GNU/Linux, Mac OS X,and Solaris
Author: Arnold Robbins
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781449391140
Category: Computers
Page: 908
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As an open operating system, Unix can be improved on by anyone and everyone: individuals, companies, universities, and more. As a result, the very nature of Unix has been altered over the years by numerous extensions formulated in an assortment of versions. Today, Unix encompasses everything from Sun's Solaris to Apple's Mac OS X and more varieties of Linux than you can easily name. The latest edition of this bestselling reference brings Unix into the 21st century. It's been reworked to keep current with the broader state of Unix in today's world and highlight the strengths of this operating system in all its various flavors. Detailing all Unix commands and options, the informative guide provides generous descriptions and examples that put those commands in context. Here are some of the new features you'll find in Unix in a Nutshell, Fourth Edition: Solaris 10, the latest version of the SVR4-based operating system, GNU/Linux, and Mac OS X Bash shell (along with the 1988 and 1993 versions of ksh) tsch shell (instead of the original Berkeley csh) Package management programs, used for program installation on popular GNU/Linux systems, Solaris and Mac OS X GNU Emacs Version 21 Introduction to source code management systems Concurrent versions system Subversion version control system GDB debugger As Unix has progressed, certain commands that were once critical have fallen into disuse. To that end, the book has also dropped material that is no longer relevant, keeping it taut and current. If you're a Unix user or programmer, you'll recognize the value of this complete, up-to-date Unix reference. With chapter overviews, specific examples, and detailed command.

Deploying and Managing a Cloud Infrastructure

Real-World Skills for the CompTIA Cloud+ Certification and Beyond: Exam CV0-001
Author: Abdul Salam,Zafar Gilani,Salman Ul Haq
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118875583
Category: Computers
Page: 456
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Learn in-demand cloud computing skills from industry experts Deploying and Managing a Cloud Infrastructure is an excellent resource for IT professionals seeking to tap into the demand for cloud administrators. This book helps prepare candidates for the CompTIA Cloud+ Certification (CV0-001) cloud computing certification exam. Designed for IT professionals with 2-3 years of networking experience, this certification provides validation of your cloud infrastructure knowledge. With over 30 years of combined experience in cloud computing, the author team provides the latest expert perspectives on enterprise-level mobile computing, and covers the most essential topics for building and maintaining cloud-based systems, including: Understanding basic cloud-related computing concepts, terminology, and characteristics Identifying cloud delivery solutions and deploying new infrastructure Managing cloud technologies, services, and networks Monitoring hardware and software performance Featuring real-world examples and interactive exercises, Deploying and Managing Cloud Infrastructure delivers practical knowledge you can apply immediately. And, in addition, you also get access to a full set of electronic study tools including: Interactive Test Environment Electronic Flashcards Glossary of Key Terms Now is the time to learn the cloud computing skills you need to take that next step in your IT career.

Setting Limits, Revised & Expanded 2nd Edition

How to Raise Responsible, Independent Children by Providing CLEAR Boundaries
Author: Robert J. Mackenzie
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0307570657
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 384
View: 6335
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Start Setting Effective Limits — Now! Do your children misbehave? Do they repeatedly ignore or refuse your requests for proper behavior? Are you constantly fluctuating between permissive and authoritarian parenting, with little or no success? Are you convinced there has to be a better way? There is. Setting Limits will help you establish the positive, respectful, and instructional groundwork your children need for proper ethical and behavioral development In this revised and expanded edition of his popular book, Robert MacKenzie, Ed.D., demonstrates proven techniques and procedures that not only correct misbehavior but instill the cooperation and conduct you want and expect from your children. This book shows parents how to: ·Enforce clear, firm, and effective boundaries ·Put an end to conflicts and power struggles ·Establish rules that encourage cooperation ·Teach children important problem-solving skills ·Apply logical consequences of misbehavior Children need limits to guide their development. With MacKenzie's expert guidance, you will learn how to build and enforce the instructive boundaries necessary for a happy and rewarding family life. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Effect of Operational Variables on Nitrogen Transformations in Duckweed Stabilization Ponds


Author: Julia Rosa Caicedo Bejarano
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780415377829
Category: Nature
Page: 176
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There is an urgent need to develop and improve low cost technologies for wastewater treatment. Simultaneously treating wastewater and producing duckweed in a pond system is, therefore, an attractive solution contributing to both environmental protection and food production. Duckweed has excellent qualities: a high protein content, a high growth rate and is an easy crop to handle. The small plant turns nitrogen from wastewater into a food source. This thesis reports on the effect of different operational variables, like anaerobic pre-treatment, the combination of algae and duckweed ponds and pond depth. Improved nitrogen removal was obtained through the combination of duckweed ponds with algae ponds. Duckweed pond systems could be designed with shallow depth without affecting nitrogen removal efficiency. This research is the result of the cooperative effort between the EIDENAR, Univalle, Cali, Colombia and the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education in Delft, the Netherlands.

Is the Planet Full?


Author: Ian Goldin
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191017450
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 264
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What are the impacts of population growth? Can our planet support the demands of the ten billion people anticipated to be the world's population by the middle of this century? While it is common to hear about the problems of overpopulation, might there be unexplored benefits of increasing numbers of people in the world? How can we both consider and harness the potential benefits brought by a healthier, wealthier and larger population? May more people mean more scientists to discover how our world works, more inventors and thinkers to help solve the world's problems, more skilled people to put these ideas into practice? In this book, leading academics with a wide range of expertise in demography, philosophy, biology, climate science, economics and environmental sustainability explore the contexts, costs and benefits of a burgeoning population on our economic, social and environmental systems.