Philip Thomas

  • Profit from Property

    Philip Thomas

    • Wiley
    • 9 Mai 2011

    Profit from Property is the must-have guide for anyone who wants to make money out of property development. Expert author Philip Thomas will show you step by step how to develop property the smart way-from purchasing the best development opportunity, to financing the development, through to completion and disposal of the property. His fool-proof system will have you buying, managing, developing and selling property like an expert, whether you're a first-time developer or an experienced investor wanting to make more out of your portfolio. Inside you'll discover: money-making strategies for residential, commercial and industrial properties handy tips and case studies that will save you time, cash and stress a proven development model that you can start using immediately with results how to become a successful property developer without a huge amount of cash behind you. The best time to get into property is now. Read this book today and start profiting from property tomorrow!

  • The ciliopathies are a group of rare diseases that often affect multiple systems within the body, and are caused by defects in the function or structure of cilia. When cilia go wrong, there are profound consequences; these are discussed in detail for the first time in Ciliopathies: a reference for clinicians.

    The book provides a clinical overview and reference to this newly emergent group of disorders ranging from Alström syndrome to putative ciliopathic disorders. Each chapter provides an in-depth discussion on a specific disorder, including the latest scientific research together with a description of its features, and practical guidelines on diagnosis. The authors also examine the evidence for dysfunction of cilia in cancer and more common disorders.

    Ciliopathies: a reference for clinicians will appeal to those involved in the care of patients with ciliopathies, including specialists in the fields of nephrology, diabetes, cardiology, and ophthalmology, and non-clinical researchers interested in cilia biology.

  • The ciliopathies are a group of rare diseases that often affect multiple systems within the body, and are caused by defects in the function or structure of cilia. When cilia go wrong, there are profound consequences; these are discussed in detail for the first time in Ciliopathies: a reference for clinicians.The book provides a clinical overview and reference to this newly emergent group of disorders ranging from Alström syndrome to putative ciliopathic disorders. Each chapter provides an in-depth discussion on a specific disorder, including the latest scientific research together with a description of its features, and practical guidelines on diagnosis. The authors also examine the evidence for dysfunction of cilia in cancer and more common disorders.Ciliopathies: a reference for clinicians will appeal to those involved in the care of patients with ciliopathies, including specialists in the fields of nephrology, diabetes, cardiology, and ophthalmology, and non-clinical researchers interested in cilia biology.

  • Advances in understanding the interactions between light and subwavelength materials have enabled the author and his collaborators to tailor unique optical responses at the nanoscale. In particular, metallic nanostructures capable of supporting surface plasmons can be designed to possess spectrally narrow plasmon resonances, which are of particular interest due to their exceptional sensitivity to their local environment. In turn, combining plasmonic nanostructures with other materials in hybrid systems allows this sensitivity to be exploited in a broad range of applications.

    In this book the author explores two different approaches to attaining narrow plasmon resonances: in gold nanoparticle arrays by utilising diffraction coupling, and in copper thin films covered by a protective graphene layer. The performance of these resonances is then considered in a number of applications. Nanoparticle arrays are used along with an atomic heterostructure as elements in a nanomechanical electro-optical modulator that is capable of strong, broadband modulation. Strong coupling between diffraction-coupled plasmon resonances and a gold nanoparticle array and guided modes in a dielectric slab is used to construct a hybrid waveguide. Lastly, the extreme phase sensitivity of graphene-protected copper is used to detect trace quantities of small toxins in solution far below the detection limit of commercial surface plasmon resonance sensors.

  • Dans son numéro de l'automne, la revue Circuit souhaite réinterroger le phare de la scène montréalaise des musiques improvisées qu'est Productions SuperMusique, qui souligne ses 40 ans, tout en s'intéressant à des pratiques impliquant l'improvisation ailleurs qu'à Montréal (particulièrement en France et aux États-Unis), ceci sous un angle bien spécifique. En effet, ce numéro propose de sonder d'une oreille nouvelle la question du continuum improvisation/composition, à partir d'une série d'études de cas, d'entretiens et de témoignages permettant d'examiner précisément différents points de ce continuum. Par exemple: quel est le statut accordé par les musiciens à ces éléments prédéterminés? Simples conditions de la performance? Ressources individuelles? Facilitateurs de la coordination entre les musiciens? Obstacles, limitations, contraintes? Quelles stratégies les musiciens utilisent-ils pour contourner (voire pour détourner) les cadres, codes et conventions qui sous-tendent leurs performances? La rubrique Cahier d'analyse est consacrée à deux oeuvres des directrices et fondatrices de Productions SuperMusique, TAGS de Joane Hétu et TanGRAM de Danielle Palardy Roger. (source : Circuit)

  • Philip Blosser and Thomas Nenon The essays in the volume were assembled in honor of Lester Embree, who celebrated his 70th birthday on January 9, 2008. A preview of this volume was presented to Professor Embree at a reception sponsored by the Center for Advanced Research in Phenomenology that was held in his honor at the 2008 meeting of the Husserl Circle at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The title Advancing Phenomenology is purposely ambiguous. On the one hand, these essays document the progress that phenomenology as an ongoing and vibrant movement has made in the period of over a century since its inception. They ill- trate the advance of phenomenology both in terms of the range of topics represented in this volume and in terms of the disciplinary and geographical diversity of the scholars who have contributed to it. The topics range from scholarly appropriations of past achievements in phenomenology, to concrete phenomenological investi- tions into ethics, gender, and environmental philosophy, as well as phenomenolo- cal reflections on the foundations of disciplines outside philosophy such as psychology, history, the social sciences, and archeology. The contributors come both from philosophy departments and from a number disciplines outside of philosophy such as sociology, psychology, and archeology; and they come from all around the world - from North America, from Western and Eastern Europe, from Latin America, and from several different countries in Asia.

  • Written by the leading experts in computational materials science, this handy reference concisely reviews the most important aspects of plasticity modeling: constitutive laws, phase transformations, texture methods, continuum approaches and damage mechanisms. As a result, it provides the knowledge needed to avoid failures in critical systems udner mechanical load.
    With its various application examples to micro- and macrostructure mechanics, this is an invaluable resource for mechanical engineers as well as for researchers wanting to improve on this method and extend its outreach.

  • Learn the intricate workings of DAX and the mechanics that are necessary to solve advanced Power BI challenges. This book is all about DAX (Data Analysis Expressions), the formula language used in Power BI-Microsoft's leading self-service business intelligence application-and covers other products such as PowerPivot and SQL Server Analysis Services Tabular. You will learn how to leverage the advanced applications of DAX to solve complex tasks.
    Often a task seems complex due to a lack of understanding, or a misunderstanding of core principles, and how certain components interact with each other. The authors of this book use solutions and examples to teach you how to solve complex problems. They explain the intricate workings of important concepts such as Filter Context and Context Transition. You will learn how Power BI, through combining DAX building blocks (such as measures, table filtering, and data lineage), can yield extraordinary analytical power. Throughout Pro Dax with Power BI these building blocks are used to create and compose solutions for advanced DAX problems, so you can independently build solutions to your own complex problems, and gain valuable insight from your data.
    What You Will Learn

    Understand the intricate workings of DAX to solve advanced problems
    Deconstruct problems into manageable parts in order to create your own recipes
    Apply predefined solutions for addressing problems, and link back step-by-step to the mechanics of DAX, to know the foundation of this powerful query language
    Get fully on board with DAX, a new and evolving language, by learning best practices










    Who This Book Is ForAnyone who wants to use Power BI to build advanced and complex models. Some experience writing DAX is helpful, but not essential if you have experience with other data query languages such as MDX or SQL.

  • This new edition of A Companion to Contemporary Political Philosophy has been extended significantly to include 55 chapters across two volumes written by some of today's most distinguished scholars.
    New contributors include some of today's most distinguished scholars, among them Thomas Pogge, Charles Beitz, and Michael Doyle Provides in-depth coverage of contemporary philosophical debate in all major related disciplines, such as economics, history, law, political science, international relations and sociology Presents analysis of key political ideologies, including new chapters on Cosmopolitanism and Fundamentalism Includes detailed discussions of major concepts in political philosophy, including virtue, power, human rights, and just war

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