• Medical

The 20 Principles of the Alexander Discipline


Author: R. G. Alexander
Publisher: Quintessence Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780867154672
Category: Medical
Page: 228
View: 709
About 20 years ago Alexander (orthodontics, Baylor College of Dentistry) launched a new bracket system that, along with innovative treatment techniques and principles, became very popular with both patients and practitioners. Ever since he has been refining his ideas and practices, and here he presents the top 20, including establishing goals for stability, using brackets designed for specific prescriptions, building treatment into bracket placement, exploiting growth to obtain predictable correction, establishing the ideal arch form, following a logical archwire sequence, consolidating arches early in treatment, maintaining consolidation, creating symmetry, using nonextraction treatments when possible but use extraction treatments when necessary, and removing appliances carefully. Amongst his most impressive chapters are those that encourage practitioners to face reality and to commit themselves to excellence.

    • Medical

The Alexander Discipline: Orthodontics for typical patients : a problem-based approach


Author: R. G. Alexander
Publisher: Quintessence Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780867154689
Category: Medical
Page: 192
View: 5722
In the specialty of orthodontics, patient treatment results depend on the clinician's knowledge, manual dexterity, philosophy, and effort. This book highlights the lack of common scientific guidelines in orthodontic practice, advocating for the recognition and identification of such guidelines that work to place the teeth in positions that will produce the healthiest, most functional, most esthetic, and most stable results possible. With so many factors influencing long-term stability, such as the patient's growth and habits, the treatment technique, the application of forces, and patient compliance, this book consolidates the 20 principles of the Alexander Discipline outlined in volume one into 6 guidelines for approaching long-term stability in orthodontics, focusing on the periodontium, torque control, skeletal and transverse control, occlusion, and the soft tissue profile. Each guideline is presented with several case studies from the author's practice that not only present the treatment plan, demonstrate the mechanics at work, and show the results of treatment, but also show the long-term stability of the treatment with 5- to 40-year posttreatment records. Also included are exceptions to each guideline and an entire chapter on what to do when the treatment is not stable in the long term. A must-have for the practicing orthodontist.

    • Science

Principles of Animal Locomotion


Author: R. McNeill Alexander
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400849519
Category: Science
Page: 384
View: 8781
How can geckoes walk on the ceiling and basilisk lizards run over water? What are the aerodynamic effects that enable small insects to fly? What are the relative merits of squids' jet-propelled swimming and fishes' tail-powered swimming? Why do horses change gait as they increase speed? What determines our own vertical leap? Recent technical advances have greatly increased researchers' ability to answer these questions with certainty and in detail. This text provides an up-to-date overview of how animals run, walk, jump, crawl, swim, soar, hover, and fly. Excluding only the tiny creatures that use cilia, it covers all animals that power their movements with muscle--from roundworms to whales, clams to elephants, and gnats to albatrosses. The introduction sets out the general rules governing all modes of animal locomotion and considers the performance criteria--such as speed, endurance, and economy--that have shaped their selection. It introduces energetics and optimality as basic principles. The text then tackles each of the major modes by which animals move on land, in water, and through air. It explains the mechanisms involved and the physical and biological forces shaping those mechanisms, paying particular attention to energy costs. Focusing on general principles but extensively discussing a wide variety of individual cases, this is a superb synthesis of current knowledge about animal locomotion. It will be enormously useful to advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and a range of professional biologists, physicists, and engineers.

    • Medical

Orthodontic Diagnosis


Author: Thomas Rakosi,Irmtrud Jonas,Thomas M. Graber
Publisher: Thieme
ISBN: 0865774501
Category: Medical
Page: 272
View: 3940
An illustrated guide for the complex process of orthodontic diagnostics and indication. The total process of treatment planning including the scientific bases is pictorially described. Beside the conventional methods of examination and model analysis, emphasis is placed on the cranio-facial growth processes, the aetiology of malocclusions and on the importance of functional analysis. The following three aspects are described in detail in this book: Growth of the Facial Skeleton - types of treatment which promote or guide growth. In order to control these natural processes artificially, a precise understanding of them is required. Aetiology of the Malocclusion - the various types of causative therapy and the elimination of the causes. Functional Analysis - many malocclusions are a result of dysfunctions. As a variety of methods are available for treating dysfunctions, functional analysis is taken very seriously.

    • Business & Economics

Ten Types of Innovation

The Discipline of Building Breakthroughs
Author: Larry Keeley,Helen Walters,Ryan Pikkel,Brian Quinn
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118571398
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
View: 1739
Innovation principles to bring about meaningful and sustainablegrowth in your organization Using a list of more than 2,000 successful innovations,including Cirque du Soleil, early IBM mainframes, the Ford Model-T,and many more, the authors applied a proprietary algorithm anddetermined ten meaningful groupings—the Ten Types ofInnovation—that provided insight into innovation. The TenTypes of Innovation explores these insights to diagnosepatterns of innovation within industries, to identify innovationopportunities, and to evaluate how firms are performing againstcompetitors. The framework has proven to be one of the mostenduring and useful ways to start thinking abouttransformation. Details how you can use these innovation principles to bringabout meaningful—and sustainable—growth within yourorganization Author Larry Keeley is a world renowned speaker, innovationconsultant, and president and co-founder of Doblin, the innovationpractice of Monitor Group; BusinessWeek named Keeley one of sevenInnovation Gurus who are changing the field The Ten Types of Innovation concept has influenced thousands ofexecutives and companies around the world since its discovery in1998. The Ten Types of Innovation is the first bookexplaining how to implement it.

    • Social Science

Obeying Orders

Atrocity, Military Discipline and the Law of War
Author: Mark J. Osiel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351502565
Category: Social Science
Page: 408
View: 1514
A soldier obeys illegal orders, thinking them lawful. When should we excuse his misconduct as based in reasonable error? How can courts convincingly convict the soldier's superior officer when, after Nuremberg, criminal orders are expressed through winks and nods, hints and insinuations? Can our notions of the soldier's "due obedience," designed for the Roman legionnaire, be brought into closer harmony with current understandings of military conflict in the contemporary world? Mark J. Osiel answers these questions in light of new learning about atrocity and combat cohesion, as well as changes in warfare and the nature of military conflict. Sources of atrocity are far more varied than current law assumes, and such variations display consistent patterns. The law now generally requires that soldiers resolve all doubts about the legality of a superior's order in favor of obedience. It excuses compliance with an illegal order unless the illegality - as with flagrant atrocities - would be immediately obvious to anyone. But these criteria are often in conflict and at odds with the law's underlying principles and policies. Combat and peace operations now depend more on tactical imagination, self-discipline, and loyalty to immediate comrades than on immediate, unreflective adherence to the letter of superiors' orders, backed by threat of formal punishment. The objective of military law is to encourage deliberative judgment. This can be done, Osiel suggests, in ways that enhance the accountability of our military forces, in both peace operations and more traditional conflicts, while maintaining their effectiveness. Osiel seeks to "civilianize" military law while building on soldiers' own internal ideals of professional virtuousness. He returns to the ancient ideal of martial honor, reinterpreting it in light of new conditions, arguing that it should be implemented through realistic training in which legal counsel plays an enlarged role rather than by threat of legal prosecuti

    • Medical

Dentistry with a Vision

Building a Rewarding Practice and a Balanced Life
Author: Gerald I. Kendall,Gary S. Wadhwa
Publisher: Quintessence Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780867154894
Category: Medical
Page: 192
View: 3571
Written as a novel, this book models a real-life story about how a dentist improved his practice from a loss to over $2 million in net profit in a few years while simultaneously enhancing the quality of patient care. Dental practitioners and their staff will find this engaging story an easy and fun way to learn how to implement powerful, scientifically based project management principles into their practice. The story provides a relatable way to understand the approach presented, which encourages dentists and their staff to resist complicated management strategies and cost-cutting techniques and instead implement commonsense measures based on an understanding of the cause and effect that occurs when changes are made in a practice.

    • Medical

Principles of Biomedical Ethics


Author: Tom L. Beauchamp,James F. Childress
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195143310
Category: Medical
Page: 454
View: 3176
For many years this has been a leading textbook of bioethics. It established the framework of principles within the field. This is a very thorough revision with a new chapter on methods and moral justification.

    • PHILOSOPHY

12 Rules for Life

An Antidote to Chaos
Author: Jordan B. Peterson
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345816021
Category: PHILOSOPHY
Page: 448
View: 6044
"What does everyone in the modern world need to know? [The author's] answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. [The author discusses] discussing discipline, freedom, adventure and responsibility, distilling the world's wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life"--Amazon.com.

    • Self-Help

Victory!

Applying the Proven Principles of Military Strategy to Achieve Greater Success in Your Business and Personal Life
Author: Brian Tracy
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399183876
Category: Self-Help
Page: 320
View: 3189
By bestselling author Brian Tracy, a revised and updated edition of this indispensable field guide to using military strategies to win in business and life. The modern world can be a battleground, but key strategies that have helped history's great leaders triumph in military campaigns can also be used to achieve business and personal success. Brian Tracy is a leading authority on success and achievement, authoring bestsellers including Eat That Frog!, and raising millions toward advancement with his guidance. In this fully revised and updated edition of a classic, Tracy presents 12 core principles of successful military commanders and how to apply them in almost any situation and emerge victorious, including proven methods to: · Concentrate your strengths in the most effective way to reach your goals · Gather game-changing intelligence to determine the best approach · Decide when to go on the offensive vs. cover your bases · Exploit the element of surprise for maximum benefit Packed with Tracy's transformative advice, Victory! arms readers with powerful skills and a practical road map to unlock their potential for greatness in business and in life. From the Trade Paperback edition.


    • Philosophy

The Philosophy of Loyalty


Author: Josiah Royce
Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press
ISBN: 9780826512673
Category: Philosophy
Page: 196
View: 9117
A transitional book in the development of Royce's thought, originally published in 1908, The Philosophy of Loyalty is a key to understanding his influence on the development of pragmatism. Royce's basic argument is clear. Individual wills are a given, and social training is a natural aspect of community.

    • Social Science

The Civil Sphere


Author: Jeffrey C. Alexander
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195162501
Category: Social Science
Page: 793
View: 8717
How do real individuals live together in real societies in the real world?Jeffrey Alexander's masterful work, The Civil Sphere, addresses this central paradox of modern life. Feelings for others--the solidarity that is ignored or underplayed by theories of power or self-interest--are at the heart of this novel inquiry into the meeting place between normative theories of what we think we should do and empirical studies of who we actually are. A grand and sweeping statement, The Civil Sphere is a major contribution to our thinking about the real but ideal world in which we all reside.

    • Philosophy

First Things

An Inquiry Into the First Principles of Morals and Justice
Author: Hadley Arkes
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691022475
Category: Philosophy
Page: 432
View: 9281
This book restores to us an understanding that was once settled in the "moral sciences": that there are propositions, in morals and law, which are not only true but which cannot be otherwise. It was understood in the past that, in morals or in mathematics, our knowledge begins with certain axioms that must hold true of necessity; that the principles drawn from these axioms hold true universally, unaffected by variations in local "cultures"; and that the presence of these axioms makes it possible to have, in the domain of morals, some right answers. Hadley Arkes restates the grounds of that older understanding and unfolds its implications for the most vexing political problems of our day. The author turns first to the classic debate between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas. After establishing the groundwork and properties of moral propositions, he traces their application in such issues as selective conscientious objection, justifications for war, the war in Vietnam, a nation's obligation to intervene abroad, the notion of supererogatory acts, the claims of "privacy," and the problem of abortion.

    • History

The Prince


Author: Niccolò Machiavelli
Publisher: Xist Publishing
ISBN: 1681959038
Category: History
Page: 163
View: 1120
The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli from Coterie Classics All Coterie Classics have been formatted for ereaders and devices and include a bonus link to the free audio book. “The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.” ― Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince Machiavelli's The Prince was a battle for obtaining and maintaining power in 14th century Italy but it is surprisingly relevant to the understanding of business, politics and the nature of society.

    • History

How Democracies Die


Author: Steven Levitsky,Daniel Ziblatt
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 1524762938
Category: History
Page: 320
View: 9942
Fateful alliances -- Gatekeeping in America -- The great Republican abdication -- Subverting democracy -- The guardrails of democracy -- The unwritten rules of American politics -- The unraveling -- Trump against the guardrails -- Saving democracy

    • Biography & Autobiography

Life


Author: Keith Richards
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316178721
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 576
View: 5315
As lead guitarist of the Rolling Stones, Keith Richards created the riffs, the lyrics, and the songs that roused the world. A true and towering original, he has always walked his own path, spoken his mind, and done things his own way. Now at last Richards pauses to tell his story in the most anticipated autobiography in decades. And what a story! Listening obsessively to Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters records in a coldwater flat with Mick Jagger and Brian Jones, building a sound and a band out of music they loved. Finding fame and success as a bad-boy band, only to find themselves challenged by authorities everywhere. Dropping his guitar's sixth string to create a new sound that allowed him to create immortal riffs like those in "Honky Tonk Woman" and "Jumpin' Jack Flash." Falling in love with Anita Pallenberg, Brian Jones's girlfriend. Arrested and imprisoned for drug possession. Tax exile in France and recording Exile on Main Street. Ever-increasing fame, isolation, and addiction making life an ever faster frenzy. Through it all, Richards remained devoted to the music of the band, until even that was challenged by Mick Jagger's attempt at a solo career, leading to a decade of conflicts and ultimately the biggest reunion tour in history. In a voice that is uniquely and unmistakably him--part growl, part laugh--Keith Richards brings us the truest rock-and-roll life of our times, unfettered and fearless and true. Richards' rich voice introduces the audiobook edition of LIFE and leads us into Johnny Depp's performance, while fellow artist Joe Hurley bridges the long road traveled before Richards closes with the final chapter of this incredible 23-hour production, which includes a bonus PDF of photos.

    • Business & Economics

The Systems View of Life

A Unifying Vision
Author: Fritjof Capra,Pier Luigi Luisi
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107011361
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 510
View: 5627
The first volume to integrate life's biological, cognitive, social, and ecological dimensions into a single, coherent framework.

    • Self-Help

The 80/20 Principle


Author: Richard Koch
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1857889096
Category: Self-Help
Page: 304
View: 9171
This special 10th anniversary edition of the bestselling "The 80/20" principle contains an entirely new chapter 'The Yin and Yang of the Principle' in which Koch responds to the thousands of reader responses to the book - including a rap song! - and uses this new material to reach a new level of awareness and understanding of the true power of the principle. And it is powerful: the 80/20 principle - the fact that 80 per cent of results flow from 20 per cent of causes - is the one true principle of highly effective people and organisations. "The 80/20 Principle" shows how you can achieve much more with much less effort, time and resources, simply by concentrating on that all-important 20 per cent. "The 80/20 Principle" is the key to controlling our lives. If we can latch on to the few powerful forces within and around us, we can leverage our efforts to multiply effectiveness. Most of what we do has trivial results. A little of what we do really matters. So if we focus on the latter, we can control events instead of being controlled by them, and achieve several times the results.

    • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Beyond Willpower

The Secret Principle to Achieving Success in Life, Love, and Happiness
Author: Alexander Loyd
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 9781101902813
Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
Page: 288
View: 5032
Describes how to harness the power of love to combat stress using a forty day program that incorporates a quarter century of clinical experience with science and ancient wisdom to help readers meet their goals and achieve success.