En nutida diktbok är en bok, där dikterna består av reflexioner, funderingar, tankar samt åsikter som kanske inte alla individer håller med om, men, som ger läsaren en del värdefulla eftertankar att ta ställning till. Kapitel nummer 95, består av endast en enda mening på 75 stycken ord, vilka med emfas uttrycker den sorg och uppgivenhet som en gammal stockholmare känner inför de nya värderingar som skapar världen år 2014. Det är en utomordentligt bra mening.
Assessing Adolescent Psychopathology: MMPI-A / MMPI-A-RF, Fourth Edition provides updated recommendations for researchers and clinicians concerning the MMPI-A, the most widely used objective personality test with adolescents, and also introduces the MMPI-A-Restructured Form (MMPI-A-RF), the newest form of the MMPI for use with adolescents.
Further, this fourth edition includes comprehensive information on both MMPI forms for adolescents, including descriptions of the development, structure, and interpretive approaches to the MMPI-A and the MMPI-A-RF. This text provides extensive clinical case examples of the interpretation of both tests, including samples of computer based test package output, and identifies important areas of similarities and differences between these two important tests of adolescent psychopathology.
'Deftly entertaining ...satisfyingly pushes all the requisite Agatha Christie-style buttons' - Barry Forshaw, THE INDEPENDENT An original story from the creator and writer of the hit BBC One TV series, Death in Paradise, featuring on-screen favourite detective, DI Richard Poole.
Supermodel Polly Carter was famed for her looks and party-girl lifestyle. Now she's dead, apparently having thrown herself from the clifftop near her home on the island of Saint-Marie. Those who knew her say Polly would never have killed herself...and when he is called in to investigate, DI Richard Poole is inclined to agree there is more to Polly's death than meets the eye. Already fighting a losing battle against the intense summer heat of the Caribbean, Richard now faces fresh adversaries: a stream of alibis a host of conflicting motives and, worst of all, a visit from his mother. A frenzy which would surely allow a murderer to slip away unnoticed...yet Richard is certain that the guilty party is still on the island.
As his team closes in on Polly's household, Richard becomes convinced that the model's death was an inside job.
And he's determined to prove who planned the killing of Polly Carter, and why...
Praise for Robert Thorogood: 'Very funny and very dark with great pace. I love Robert Thorogood's writing' - Peter James 'For fans of Agatha Christie' - Mail on Sunday 'A treat' - Radio Times 'Plenty of red herrings and twists to keep readers guessing' - Daily Express 'Fans of the Agatha Christie style BBC drama Death in Paradise will enjoy this book from the show's creator' - Mail on Sunday 'Fans will enjoy returning to DI Richard Poole...just switch off and relax' - Love Reading 'An absolute delight from start to finish.' - Entertainment Outlook 'A brilliant whodunnit' - Woman
Unlike any time before in our lives, we have access to vast amounts of free information. With the right tools, we can start to make sense of all this data to see patterns and trends that would otherwise be invisible to us. By transforming numbers into graphical shapes, we allow readers to understand the stories those numbers hide. In this practical introduction to understanding and using information graphics, you'll learn how to use data visualizations as tools to see beyond lists of numbers and variables and achieve new insights into the complex world around us. Regardless of the kind of data you're working with-business, science, politics, sports, or even your own personal finances-this book will show you how to use statistical charts, maps, and explanation diagrams to spot the stories in the data and learn new things from it.
You'll also get to peek into the creative process of some of the world's most talented designers and visual journalists, including Conde Nast Traveler's John Grimwade, National Geographic Magazine's Fernando Baptista, The New York Times' Steve Duenes, The Washington Post's Hannah Fairfield, Hans Rosling of the Gapminder Foundation, Stanford's Geoff McGhee, and European superstars Moritz Stefaner, Jan Willem Tulp, Stefanie Posavec, and Gregor Aisch. The book also includes a DVD-ROM containing over 90 minutes of video lessons that expand on core concepts explained within the book and includes even more inspirational information graphics from the world's leading designers.
The first book to offer a broad, hands-on introduction to information graphics and visualization, The Functional Art reveals: * Why data visualization should be thought of as "functional art" rather than fine art * How to use color, type, and other graphic tools to make your information graphics more effective, not just better looking * The science of how our brains perceive and remember information * Best practices for creating interactive information graphics * A comprehensive look at the creative process behind successful information graphics * An extensive gallery of inspirational work from the world's top designers and visual artists On the DVD-ROM: In this introductory video course on information graphics, Alberto Cairo goes into greater detail with even more visual examples of how to create effective information graphics that function as practical tools for aiding perception. You'll learn how to: incorporate basic design principles in your visualizations, create simple interfaces for interactive graphics, and choose the appropriate type of graphic forms for your data.
Cairo also deconstructs successful information graphics from The New York Times and National Geographic magazine with sketches and images not shown in the book.
"Jeg forsøkte å lese sakte, jeg ville ikke at boken skulle ta slutt, men jeg klarte ikke å vente med å finne ut hvordan det ville ende." Catherine O'Hara, The Flamborough Review, Canada Jentebarn har ingen verdi på landsbygda i India, så når Kavita føder en datter, dreper ektemannen Jasu den nyfødte. Noen år senere føder Kavita nok en datter, og trygler sin mann om å få tilbringe én natt sammen med barnet. Den natten bringer hun datteren i sikkerhet på et barnehjem. I USA vokser Asha opp hos trygge og kjærlige adoptivforeldre. Likevel trekkes hun mot sitt fødeland, og reiser til India for å fi nne sin bakgrunn. Historien strekker seg over 20 år, og fortelles av de to mødrene og datteren de deler.
Dette er en emosjonell og eksotisk fortelling som tar deg tett på Indias kultur, mennesker, lukter og smak.
"Indias datter" oversatt til 18 språk, er solgt i over 200 000 eksemplarer i Canada og har ligget på New York Times' bestselgerliste. "Et vakkert utformet mesterverk av en begavet forteller." Afrah Jamal, Daily Times, Pakistan