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Judging Statutes
Robert Katzmann

Oxford University Press, 2014

In an ideal world, the laws of Congress-known as federal statutes-would always be clearly worded and easily understood by the judges tasked with interpreting them. But many laws feature ambiguous or even contradictory wording. How, then, should judges divine their meaning? Should they stick only to the text? To what degree, if any, should they consult aids beyond the statutes themselves? Are the purposes of lawmakers in writing law relevant? ...
  
  











  



  
Red Book 2012: 2012 Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases (Red Book Report of the Committee on ...

American Academy of Pediatrics, 2012

Developed by the AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases in conjunction with the CDC, the FDA, and other leading institutions with contributions from hundreds of physicians nationwide, the newly revised and updated 2012 Red Book continues the tradition of excellence with the latest findings and clinical recommendations on the manifestations, etiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of more than 200 childhood conditions. ...
  
  











  



  
ACI 318-11: Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary (318-11)
ACI 318 Committee

American Concrete Institute, 2011

The "Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete" ("Code") covers the materials, design, and construction of structural concrete used in buildings and where applicable in nonbuilding Structures. The Code also covers the strength evaluation of existing concrete structures. Among the subjects covered are: contract documents; inspection; materials; durability requirements; concrete quality, mixing, and placing; formwork; embedded pipes; ...
  
  











  



  
Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised In Brief, 2nd edition (Roberts Rules of Order in Brief)
Henry M. III Robert, Daniel H. Honemann, ...

Da Capo Press, 2011

Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised, In Brief was first published in 2005 to meet the need for a simple and short book on parliamentary procedure. This second edition of In Brief is now updated and revised to match the new full edition of Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised , also published this year. Written by the same authorship team behind the officially sanctioned Robert’s Rules of Order , this concise, user-friendly ...
  
  











  



  
Why Moats Matter: The Morningstar Approach to Stock Investing
Heather Brilliant, Elizabeth Collins

Wiley, 2014

Incorporate economic moat analysis for profitable investing Why Moats Matter is a comprehensive guide to finding great companies with economic moats, or competitive advantages. This book explains the investment approach used by Morningstar, Inc., and includes a free trial to Morningstar's Research. Economic moats—or sustainable competitive advantages—protect companies from competitors. Legendary investor Warren Buffett devised the ...
  
  











  



  
A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas
Committee on Conceptual Framework for the New K-12 Science Education Standards, Board on Science Education, ...

National Academies Press, 2012

Science, engineering, and technology permeate nearly every facet of modern life and hold the key to solving many of humanity's most pressing current and future challenges. The United States' position in the global economy is declining, in part because U.S. workers lack fundamental knowledge in these fields. To address the critical issues of U.S. competitiveness and to better prepare the workforce, A Framework for K-12 Science Education ...
  
  











  



  
Robert'S Rules Of Order (Quick Study: Business)
Inc. BarCharts

QuickStudy, 2011

Everything you need to know about parliamentary procedure in terms of organizing and running different types of meetings can be found in this comprehensive 3-panel guide. All of the guidelines featured in the original Robert’s Rules of Order publication—from key definitions to step-by-step meeting procedures—are described in up-to-date detail through BarCharts’ handy color-coded format.
  
  











  



  
NEC 2014: National Electrical Code 2014/ NFPA 70 (National Fire Protection Associations National Electrical ...

Natl Fire Protection Assn, 2013

Many new and revised requirements in the 2014 NEC® impact residential, commercial, and industrial electrical installations. The 2014 NFPA 70®: NEC® covers the latest requirements on electrical wiring and equipment installation issues, including minimum provisions for the use of connections, voltage markings, conductors, and cables. Chapters address specific circumstances surrounding special occupancies and industrial equipment and machines. ...
  
  











  



  
Dear Committee Members: A novel
Julie Schumacher

Doubleday, 2014

Finally a novel that puts the "pissed" back into "epistolary." Jason Fitger is a beleaguered professor of creative writing and literature at Payne University, a small and not very distinguished liberal arts college in the midwest. His department is facing draconian cuts and squalid quarters, while one floor above them the Economics Department is getting lavishly remodeled offices. His once-promising writing career is in the doldrums, as is his ...
  
  











  



  
Robert's Rules For Dummies
C. Alan Jennings PRP

For Dummies, 2012

Discover why Robert's Rules "rule" If you belong to any type of organization—from school board to garden club to bowling league to trade association—chances are this book can save you many boring meeting minutes. This friendly guide translates Robert's Rules of Order, the essential guide for conducting meetings of all types, into principles you can understand and apply the next time "Billy Bully" tries to dominate the discussion or ...
  
  











  



  
Writing the Winning Thesis or Dissertation: A Step-by-Step Guide
Randy L. Joyner, William A. (Arthur) Rouse, ...

Corwin, 2012

The classic guide for master's and doctoral students—newly revised and updated! Used in its first two editions by tens of thousands of students, this practical book demystifies the process of writing your master's thesis or doctoral dissertation, taking you through the process one step at a time. Newly revised and updated, this book provides specific models and examples that will guide you through: Laying the groundwork for the ...
  
  











  



  
Golf Rules Illustrated
United States Golf Association

Hamlyn, 2012

With everything there is to know about the game, this indispensable guide is like having a golf pro by your side at all times. With quick guides to golf rules, FAQs and all-new incidents, images and artwork, this clear, detailed book allows you to quickly and easily get to grips with even the most difficult situations. Whether you're engaged in stroke play or match play, in a friendly foursome or fighting for your club ...
  
  











  



  
The Nonprofit Board Answer Book: A Practical Guide for Board Members and Chief Executives
BoardSource

Jossey-Bass, 2011

An essential guide to good governance for board leaders at all levels of experience and expertise This third edition of the bestselling book for nonprofit board members and professionals offers a thoroughly revised and updated resource that answers the most-commonly asked question on board governance. The book covers such topics as board structure and process, board member recruitment and orientation, board-staff relations, and financial ...
  
  











  



  
The Practitioner's Guide to Governance as Leadership: Building High-Performing Nonprofit Boards
Cathy A. Trower

Jossey-Bass, 2012

Praise for The Practitioner's Guide to Governance as Leadership "With wisdom and insight, Trower has written the seminal guide for nonprofit boards. This is a must-read for every current and incoming nonprofit board member." — Joel Allison , president and CEO, Baylor Health Care System "For nonprofit chief executives who are ready for more engaged and purposeful boards and for board members who want to work more meaningfully and be true ...
  
  











  



  
Prehospital Trauma Life Support
NAEMT, American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma

Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2010

As the required textbook for NAEMT'S worldwide prehospital trauma life support course, Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) is the comprehensive, internationally renowned resource for learning basic and advanced prehospital trauma skills and concepts. Fully revised and updated, the seventh edition provides trauma treatment and guidelines that are proven to reduce morbidity and mortality. Submit your application to become a Course Site today.
  
  











  



  
Claiming Your Place at the Boardroom Table: The Essential Handbook for Excellence in Governance and Effective ...
Thomas Bakewell, James Darazsdi

McGraw-Hill, 2014

THE QUICK-ANSWER GUIDE TO YOUR CORPORATE GOVERNANCE QUESTIONS Serving on a corporate board isn't what it used to be. In today's complex business landscape, meaningful corporate governance requires solid skills in problem-solving, relationship-building, crisis management, leadership development, management oversight, and much more. Written for both seasoned and first-time directors, Claiming Your Place at the Boardroom Table is a roadmap to ...
  
  











  



  
The Almanac of American Politics 2014
Michael Barone, Chuck McCutcheon, ...

University Of Chicago Press, 2013

The Almanac of American Politics is the gold standard—the book that everyone involved, invested, or interested in American politics must have on their reference shelf. Continuing the tradition of accurate and up-to-date information, the 2014 almanac includes new and updated profiles of every member of Congress and every state governor. These profiles cover everything from expenditures to voting records, interest-group ratings, and, of course, ...
  
  











  



  
AJCC Cancer Staging Manual (Edge, Ajcc Cancer Staging Manual)

Springer, 2011

Organized by disease site into 57 comprehensive chapters, the fully revised and updated Seventh Edition of the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual brings together all currently available information on staging of cancer at various anatomic sites and incorporates newly acquired knowledge on the etiology and pathology of cancer. Numerous new line drawings illustrate key anatomic sites throughout the text.
  
  











  



  
How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School: Expanded Edition
Committee on Developments in the Science of Learning with additional material from the Committee on Learning Research and Educational Practice, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences Board on Behavioral, ...

National Academies Press, 2000

This popular trade book, originally released in hardcover in the Spring of 1999, has been newly expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This paperback edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the ...
  
  











  



  
Lean Hospitals: Improving Quality, Patient Safety, and Employee Engagement, Second Edition
Mark Graban

Productivity Press, 2011

Building on the success of the Shingo Prize-Winning first edition, Lean Hospitals: Improving Quality, Patient Safety, and Employee Engagement, Second Edition explains how to use the Lean management system to improve safety, quality, access, and morale while reducing costs. Lean healthcare expert Mark Graban examines the challenges facing today’s health systems, including rising costs, falling reimbursement rates, employee retention, and ...
  
  











  








   



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