Author: Maria Cerrada
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Antimicrobial polymers are materials that prevent microorganism growth and are needed for many everyday applications from food packaging and water treatment to medicine and healthcare. This new book covers different areas of antimicrobial materials based on polymers including chitosan, polymers with ammonium and phosphonium groups, polymer nanofibers, carbon-based polymer Nanocomposites, polymeric and non-polymeric metal complexes, and biomimetic materials. By combining the information of different materials as well as antimicrobial action modes and applications within one source, the book provides a general summary of the field. Polymeric Materials with Antimicrobial Activity starts with a general introduction to antimicrobial polymers and presents the most common types of microorganisms (bacteria, fungi, yeast and algae) along with the main areas of application of antimicrobial polymeric materials. Specific chapters then detail different polymer systems covering the fundamental issues of synthesis, characterization, physico-chemical properties and applications. With contributions from leading scientists the book is suitable for researchers in polymers, chemistry, biology and materials science interested in an overview of antimicrobial polymeric materials as well as the recent advances in their synthesis, properties and applications.
Author: Jesse Schell
Publisher: CRC Press
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.
Author: Andrée Chedid
Omar-Jo is sent to Paris to live with relatives after his parents are killed in a car bombing in Lebanon, and he makes a new life for himself with a collection of misfits.
Author: Gary Craig
Publisher: Elite Books
Guides readers through the self-healing technique of emotional freedom, using the body's natural stress-reduction points to reduce anxiety, boost vitality, and improve work performance.
Author: David M. Lane
Publisher: Atomic Dog Pub Incorporated
This text covers the analysis and interpretation of data emphasizing statistical methods used most frequently in psychological, educational, and medical research. The focus is on the application of statistical methods including computer methods of data analysis rather than on the mathematical bases of the methods.
Author: Hal Elrod
"Taking Life Head On!" is the inspiring true story of one young man with an astonishing drive to succeed against all odds. At age 20, Elrod had it all as one of the best salespeople in Cutco Cutlery's 50-year history until one fateful night when he was struck head on by a drunk driver and found dead at the scene. He shows readers how to truly and unconditionally love the life they have while empowering them to creating the life of their dreams.
Author: Derek Puddester, Leslie Flynn, Jordan Cohen
An introduction to the broad scope of issues that make up physician health, this is an easy-to-access resource for all physicians to pursue better physician health. With real-world situations and scenarios, this guide provides practical strategies for introducing, promoting and teaching physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.
Author: Chuan C. Chang
This is the first book that teaches piano practice methods systematically, based on mylifetime of research, and containing the teachings of Combe, material from over 50 pianobooks, hundreds of articles, and decades of internet research and discussions with teachersand pianists. Genius skills are identified and shown to be teachable; learning piano can raiseor lower your IQ. Past widely taught methods based on false assumptions are exposed;substituting them with efficient practice methods allows students to learn piano and obtainthe necessary education to navigate in today's world and even have a second career. See http://www.pianopractice.org/
Author: Walt Kallestad
Publisher: Fortress Press
Drawing on his experience at Community Church of Joy, Kallestad makes the case for transforming congregations into mission centers that bring Christian witness and practice into all the arenas of personal and civic life.
Author: Jeannette Hyde
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Packed with easy-to-follow advice, the latest science and accessible and nourishing recipes and meal plans, nutritionist Jeannette Hyde's radical new approach will help you: · Lose weight with a tried and tested four week plan · Transform the look of your skin and hair · Address any long-standing digestive problems including bloating and IBS · Strengthen your immune system · Experience fewer mood swings and less anxiety · Sleep better · Eat for a healthy mind and body with over 50 delicious recipes The Gut Makeover is based on revolutionary new science that reveals that the state of our gut is central to our weight and health. Learn how to rebuild your microbiome – the bacteria living in the human gut – which is the key to every single aspect of our health. The great news is there is a lot you can do to cultivate a healthy gut. The Gut Makeover is the only book you'll need for a whole health overhaul – to control your weight, improve your skin, lift your spirits and strengthen your immune system for good. This is more than another fad diet. This is a lifestyle you'll want to adopt for life.
Author: Eric Hoffer
Publisher: Harper Collins
A stevedore on the San Francisco docks in the 1940s, Eric Hoffer wrote philosophical treatises in his spare time while living in the railroad yards. The True Believer -- the first and most famous of his books -- was made into a bestseller when President Eisenhower cited it during one of the earliest television press conferences.Completely relevant and essential for understanding the world today, The True Believer is a visionary, highly provocative look into the mind of the fanatic and a penetrating study of how an individual becomes one.
Author: Carl Honore
Publisher: Hachette UK
Across the western world more and more people are slowing down. Slower is better: better work, better productivity, better exercise, better sex, better food. DON'T HURRY, BE HAPPY. Almost everyone complains about the hectic pace of their lives. These days, our culture teaches that faster is better. But in the race to keep up, everything suffers - our work, diet and health, our relationships and sex lives. Carl Honoré uncovers a movement that challenges the cult of speed. In this entertaining and hands-on investigation, he takes us on a tour of the emerging Slow movement: from a Tantric sex workshop in London to a meditation room for Tokyo executives, from a SuperSlow exercise studio in New York, to Italy, home of the Slow Food, Slow Cities and Slow Sex movements.