Richard A. Davis

  • It's the Subtleties that Matter! What is the real difference between competent leader and extraordinary executive? Is it pedigree, experience, intelligence? The answer is yes...and much more. Exceptional leadership hinges on a complex interaction between individual psychology and unique business needs. At the top rung of the ladder, where the dynamics are most complicated, subtle adjustments in style can produce outstanding results. In his new book, The Intangibles of Leadership, Management Psychologist Richard Davis, Ph.D., uncovers patterns in the attributes that truly distinguish those who succeed at the top. What he found was that extraordinary leaders possess certain characteristics that fall between the lines of existing leadership models, yet are fundamental to executive success. Davis explains each of these qualities, the people who exemplify them, how to detect them in others, and most importantly, how to develop the subtle characteristics that will enable them to stand out from the pack. Learn why... It's often better to aim for silver than for gold Playing hard to get attracts people to you It's important to have a slightly inflated view of your abilities Your peripheral vision is so important It's ok to get angry with your team So many extraordinary executives have gone through crises early in their lives

  • This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC 4.0 International licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations.Before new interventions are released into disease control programmes, it is essential that they are carefully evaluated in `field trials. These may be complex and expensive undertakings, requiring the follow-up of hundreds, or thousands, of individuals, often for long periods. Descriptions of the detailed procedures and methods used in the trials that have been conducted have rarely been published. A consequence of this, individuals planning such trials have few guidelines available andlittle access to knowledge accumulated previously, other than their own. In this manual, practical issues in trial design and conduct are discussed fully and in sufficient detail, that Field Trials of Health Interventions may be used as a `toolbox by field investigators. It has been compiled by an international group of over 30 authors with direct experience in the design, conduct, and analysis of field trials in low and middle income countries and is based on their accumulated knowledge and experience.Available as an open access book via Oxford Medicine Online, this new edition is a comprehensive revision, incorporating the new developments that have taken place in recent years with respect to trials, including seven new chapters on subjects ranging from trial governance, and preliminary studies to pilot testing.

  • There have been major developments in our understanding of the causes of rheumatic disease and in their treatment during the last half-century. This book provides a detailed review of the seminal papers that have paved the way for breakthroughs in the clinical management of the entire spectrum of rheumatic disease.

  • Rheumatic disease is a major cause of morbidity and disability in the Western world. There have been major developments in our understanding of the causes of rheumatic disease and in their treatment during the last half-century, and there are relatively few papers which can be regarded as truly landmark in their construction and subsequent findings. Part of the Landmark Papers in series, this book provides a detailed review of the seminal papers that have paved the way for breakthroughs in the clinical management of the entire spectrum of rheumatic diseases.

  • This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC 4.0 International licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations.Before new interventions are released into disease control programmes, it is essential that they are carefully evaluated in `field trials. These may be complex and expensive undertakings, requiring the follow-up of hundreds, or thousands, of individuals, often for long periods. Descriptions of the detailed procedures and methods used in the trials that have been conducted have rarely been published. A consequence of this, individuals planning such trials have few guidelines available andlittle access to knowledge accumulated previously, other than their own. In this manual, practical issues in trial design and conduct are discussed fully and in sufficient detail, that Field Trials of Health Interventions may be used as a `toolbox by field investigators. It has been compiled by an international group of over 30 authors with direct experience in the design, conduct, and analysis of field trials in low and middle income countries and is based on their accumulated knowledge and experience.Available as an open access book via Oxford Medicine Online, this new edition is a comprehensive revision, incorporating the new developments that have taken place in recent years with respect to trials, including seven new chapters on subjects ranging from trial governance, and preliminary studies to pilot testing.

  • The human body is a complicated and beautiful machine, governed by the laws of physics and chemistry. By understanding its physiology - how it performs its varied functions - it is possible to build strategies for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.

    In this latest edition, expanded and restructured coverage of sensory physiology and the respiratory system, a new comprehensive glossary of key terms, and additional online learning resources make Human Physiology even more student-friendly than its predecessors.

    Human Physiology provides clear explanations of the principles that govern the body's physiological processes and shows how these can be applied. This is the ideal course companion for any student needing a solid foundation in the subject for a future career in human biology, biomedical science, or medicine.

    Online resources

    Student resources
    - Numerical and clinical problems
    - Multiple choice questions
    - Web links

    Lecturer resources
    - Figures from the book

  • This brief presents information on occupational injuries from electric shock and arc flash events through a review of literature, electrical incident data, and similar sources. It includes pertinent information such as the nature of the incident, adherence to safety requirements, use of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), and extent of injury.
    Chapters address arc flash and shock hazards, and the need for empirical incident data on the actual hazards that may be experienced when equipment faults or adverse electrical events occur. Certain tasks where the risk of an arc flash or shock hazard may be lower, such as normal operation of properly installed and maintained equipment, may not require the use of any special PPE. Some of this risk reduction is based on anecdotal data, and the brief details why future research challenges will need more empirical incident data on the actual hazards and associated injuries that may be experienced when equipment faults or adverse electrical events occur.
    Designed for professionals and researchers in fire protection engineering, workplace electrical tasks, or workplace safety, this brief offers a thorough overview of the trends in electrical injuries and the costs related to those injuries.

  • - Discusses in depth the various techniques and procedures employed for
    imaging the pelvis and hip
    - Documents the application of imaging techniques to each of the diverse
    clinical problems and diseases encountered in this anatomical region
    - Offers a wealth of illustrative material
    - Written by acknowledged experts in the field

  • This book focuses on clinical presentation, diagnostic processes and current management of systematic vasculitis, and for this second edition the Editors have updated the treatment approach and nomenclature in line with current practice. Systemic vasculitides are a group of disorders which are of increasing importance. Many of these conditions are only rarely encountered by general physicians and often present significant diagnostic challenges. The Editors aim to provide easily accessible information in a pocket sized format. In doing so they hope to help both the generalist but also rheumatologists who only encounter these problems occasionally.

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  • ??Directed at the growing number of untutored personnel aspiring to enter the disciplines of ophthalmic technicianry and surgical assisting, ?The Scrub's Bible represents an entry level guide to understanding the human eye, its basic anatomy, and physiology.  Absorbing this information serves as the foundation for the authors, who are all skilled and respected eye surgeons, educators, and surgery center owners, to draw the reader through the fundamentals of the two most common areas of ophthalmic surgery: cataract and corneal/refractive surgery. The Scrub's Bible? is a comprehensive yet easy-to-read tool that is broken down into discreet and understandable elements, meant to avoid the intimidating rhetoric of a standard reference. 

  • The systemic vasculitides are a group of disorders which are of increasing importance. Many of these conditions are only rarely encountered by general physicians and often present significant diagnostic challenges. Our goal in writing this short book was to provide easily accessible information in a pocket-sized format. We hope we have helped both the g- eral rheumatologist who only encounter these problems occasionally. We have focused on clinical presentation, di- nostic processes, and current management. We hope, the- fore, that we will help our patients with these potentially devastating conditions by improving diagnosis and therapy. Richard A. Watts Ipswich, UK David G. I. Scott Norwich, UK v Contents Part I Introduction 1 Defnitions 3 1 1 General Introduction 3 1 2 Defnitions 4 2 Classifcation and Epidemiology 7 2 1 Introduction 7 2 2 ACR (1990) Criteria 8 2 3 Chapel Hill Consensus Defnitions 9 2 4 Epidemiology 9 2 5 Etiological Factors 10 References 11 3 General Presentation of the Vasculitides 13 3 1 Introduction 13 3 2 Pattern Recognition 13 3 3 Laboratory Investigations 16 3 4 Differential Diagnosis 18 References 19 4 General Principles of Treatment 21 4 1 Treatment 21 4 2 Remission Induction 21 4. 2. 1 Large Vessel Disease . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 4. 2. 2 Medium Vessel Disease . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 4. 2. 3 Medium/Small Vessel Vasculitis . . . . . 22 4. 2. 4 Small Vessel Vasculitis . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  • This book contains papers from a conference held to celebrate the 70th birthday of one of the world's foremost astronomical historians, Professor F. Richard Stephenson, the latest recipient of the American Astronomical Society's highest award for research in astronomical history, the LeRoy Doggett Prize. Reflecting Professor Stephenson's extensive research portfolio, this book brings together under one cover papers on four different areas of scholarship: applied historical astronomy (which Stephenson founded); Islamic astronomy; Oriental astronomy and amateur astronomy. These papers are penned by astronomers from Canada, China, England, France, Georgia, Iran, Japan, Lebanon, the Netherlands, Portugal, Thailand and the USA. Its diverse coverage represents a wide cross-section of the history of astronomy community. Under discussion are ways in which recent research using historical data has provided new insights into auroral and solar activity, supernovae and changes in the rotation rate of the Earth. It also presents readers with results of recent research on leading historical figures in Islamic and Oriental astronomy, and aspects of eighteenth and nineteenth century Australian, British, German and Portuguese amateur astronomy, including the fascinating `amateur-turned-professional syndrome'.

  • Global Orthopedics: Caring for Musculoskeletal Conditions and Injuries in Austere Settings was conceived and written to be a unique reference for surgeons working in resource-limited environments. The first sections provide historical background, global public health perspectives of orthopedics, the role of culture, and a broad discussion of clinical topics that orthopedic surgeons rarely deal with in high-resource settings but that affect orthopedic care.Adult and pediatric trauma are presented in an anatomical format for easy reference, with a focus on the natural history and the best treatment methods within existing limitations. The chapters on musculoskeletal infections provide a focused discussion about these common debilitating conditions that is unavailable in any other single modern text.The non-infectious pediatric conditions section has been written for the non-specialist to handle selected developmental and early childhood orthopedic problems commonly seen in low-resource settings. Detailed chapters on reconstruction surgery, tumor management, amputations, and the orthopedic needs in the face of conflicts and natural disasters round out the text. 

  • This book presents a comprehensive, contemporary review of tidal environments and deposits.  Individual chapters, each written by world-class experts, cover the full spectrum of coastal, shallow-marine and even deep-marine settings where tidal action influences or controls sediment movement and deposition. Both siliciclastic and carbonate deposits are covered. Various chapters examine the dynamics of sediment transport by tides, and the morphodynamics of tidal systems. Several chapters explore the occurrence of tidal deposits in the stratigraphic context of entire sedimentary basins. This book is essential reading for both coastal geologists and managers, and geologists interested in extracting hydrocarbons from complex tidal successions.

  • Recent Developments in GARCH Modeling.- An Introduction to Univariate GARCH Models.- Stationarity, Mixing, Distributional Properties and Moments of GARCH(p, q)#x2013;Processes.- ARCH(#x221E;) Models and Long Memory Properties.- A Tour in the Asymptotic Theory of GARCH Estimation.- Practical Issues in the Analysis of Univariate GARCH Models.- Semiparametric and Nonparametric ARCH Modeling.- Varying Coefficient GARCH Models.- Extreme Value Theory for GARCH Processes.- Multivariate GARCH Models.- Recent Developments in Stochastic Volatility Modeling.- Stochastic Volatility: Origins and Overview.- Probabilistic Properties of Stochastic Volatility Models.- Moment#x2013;Based Estimation of Stochastic Volatility Models.- Parameter Estimation and Practical Aspects of Modeling Stochastic Volatility.- Stochastic Volatility Models with Long Memory.- Extremes of Stochastic Volatility Models.- Multivariate Stochastic Volatility.- Topics in Continuous Time Processes.- An Overview of Asset-Price Models.- Ornstein-Uhlenbeck Processes and Extensions.- Jump-Type Lévy Processes.- Lévy-Driven Continuous-Time ARMA Processes.- Continuous Time Approximations to GARCH and Stochastic Volatility Models.- Maximum Likelihood and Gaussian Estimation of Continuous Time Models in Finance.- Parametric Inference for Discretely Sampled Stochastic Differential Equations.- Realized Volatility.- Estimating Volatility in the Presence of Market Microstructure Noise: A Review of the Theory and Practical Considerations.- Option Pricing.- An Overview of Interest Rate Theory.- Extremes of Continuous-Time Processes..- Topics in Cointegration and Unit Roots.- Cointegration: Overview and Development.- Time Series with Roots on or Near the Unit Circle.- Fractional Cointegration.- Special Topics - Risk.- Different Kinds of Risk.- Value-at-Risk Models.- Copula-Based Models for Financial Time Series.- Credit Risk Modeling.- Special Topics - Time Series Methods.- Evaluating Volatility and Correlation Forecasts.- Structural Breaks in Financial Time Series.- An Introduction to Regime Switching Time Series Models.- Model Selection.- Nonparametric Modeling in Financial Time Series.- Modelling Financial High Frequency Data Using Point Processes.- Special Topics - Simulation Based Methods.- Resampling and Subsampling for Financial Time Series.- Markov Chain Monte Carlo.- Particle Filtering.

  • Higher Education in the American West: Regional History and State Contexts is the first comprehensive regional history of American higher education. It offers new historical research on how societal forces and state actions brought about the region's one thousand two hundred institutions of higher learning in 15 western states.

  • This book provides an overview of current research on the development of reading skills as well as practices to assist educational professionals with assessment, prevention, and intervention for students with reading difficulties.  The book reviews the Componential Model of Reading (CMR) and provides assessment techniques, instructional recommendations, and application models. It pinpoints specific cognitive, psychological, and environmental deficits contributing to low reading skills, so educators can accurately identify student problems and design and implement appropriate interventions. Chapters offer methods for assessing problems in decoding, word and sound recognition, and comprehension. In addition, chapters emphasize the recognition of student individuality as readers and learners, from understanding distinctions between difficulties and disabilities to the effects of first-language orthography on second-language learning.

    /> Topics featured in this book include:Learning the structure of language at the word level.Reading comprehension and reading comprehension difficultiesAssessing reading in second language learners.Effective prevention and intervention for word-level reading difficulties.The neurobiological nature of developmental dyslexia.     

    Reading Development and Difficulties is a must-have resource for researchers, practitioners, and graduate students in varied fields, including child and school psychology; assessment, testing, and evaluation; social work; and special education.
    "I think the book has the potential to be a game changer. It will certainly challenge the expectations of policy makers, not to mention the teachers of beginning readers. These chapters will enhance the knowledge base of those in our schools who are charged with the lofty task of assuring that children have the best possible opportunities to acquire the skill of reading."

    Sir Jim Rose
    Chair and author of Independent Review of the Teaching of Early Reading: Final Report (2006)

  • A new edition of a unique textbook that provides an exhaustive treatment of the world's different coasts-with focus on climate change sea-level rise  Coastlines of the world are as diverse and complex as any geological setting on Earth, and understanding them is extremely important. Beaches and Coasts, Second Edition is an exciting and unique textbook that covers the world's different coasts and details the highly varied processes that have shaped them. This new edition emphasizes the future susceptibility of coast to climate driven stresses and decreasing sediment supplies, and considers various aspects of coastal management that are and/or that need to be undertaken.  Seeking to better educate students and readers about the sustainability of coast and coastal environments, this exciting and unique book offers enlightening coverage of: the Earth's mobile crust; sediments of coastal environments; impacts of sea level change; weather systems and the effects of storms; the influence of wave energy and different tidal regimes; river deltas; coastal bays; estuaries and lagoons; tidal flats; coastal wetlands; beach and nearshore areas; coastal barriers; tidal inlets; glaciated coasts; and rocky coasts.  Takes an extensive look at the world's varied coasts and covers the many processes that have shaped them over time Shows how coastal processes and landform evolution are expected to be impacted by climate change Includes new coverage of Hurricane Katrina and the 2005 flooding of New Orleans, Hurricane Sandy and its affect on New York and the earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean and Tohoku Lavishly illustrated with over 400 color photographs and figures Draws on a wealth of author experience that broadens the content of chapters and provides for numerous and varied examples Beaches and Coasts, Second Edition is an excellent text for undergraduate and graduate students of coastal geology, coastal processes and coastal environments. 

  • This monograph describes early Ordovician (Ibexian:Tremadocian–early Floian) trilobites from Northern Spitsbergen from the section through the Kirtonryggen Formation adjacent to Hinlopen Strait. The Formation is divided into three Members, eac

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