Biomechanics of the Female Pelvic Floor, Second Edition, is the first book to specifically focus on this key part of womens health, combining engineering and clinical expertise. This edited collection will help readers understand the risk factors for pelvic floor dysfunction, the mechanisms of childbirth related injury, and how to design intrapartum preventative strategies, optimal repair techniques, and prostheses. The authors have combined their expertise to create a thorough, comprehensive view of female pelvic floor biomechanics in order to help different disciplines discuss, research, and drive solutions to pressing problems. The book includes a common language for the design, conduct, and reporting of research studies in female PFD, and will be of interest to biomechanical and prosthetic tissue engineers and clinicians interested in female pelvic floor dysfunction, including urologists, urogynecologists, maternal fetal medicine specialists, and physical therapists. Contains contributions from leading bioengineers and clinicians, and provides a cohesive multidisciplinary view of the field Covers causes, risk factors, and optimal treatment for pelvic floor biomechanics Combines anatomy, imaging, tissue characteristics, and computational modeling development in relation to pelvic floor biomechanics
Despite living in the same three-flat house in the suburbs of London, the residents are strangers to one another. The bottom floor is home to Tam, a recent ex-cop who spends his days drowning his sorrows in whisky. On the middle floor is Nick, a young man with Asperger´s who likes to stick to his schedules and routines. The top floor belongs to Karen, a doctor and researcher who has spent her life trying to understand the rising rates of autism. They have lived their lives separately until now, when an unsolved murder and the man on the middle floor connect them all together. Told from three points of view, The Man on the Middle Floor is about disconnection in all its forms: sexual, physical, parental and emotional. It questions whether society is meeting the needs of the fast-growing autistic section of society or exacerbating it. Thought-provoking and thrilling, The Man on the Middle Floor will leave listeners talking. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Jameson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/033788de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
She waits for him in the dark, her mind and body perfect, passive, until one day, when he goes to the cellar, and she is gone.In A Demon in My View, Ruth Rendell creates a character as frightening as he is fascinating. Mild-mannered Arthur Johnson has never known how to talk to women. And his loneliness has perverted his desire for love and respect into a carefully controlled penchant for violence. One floor below him, a scholar finishing his thesis on psychopathic personalities is about to stumble - quite literally - upon one of Arthur´s many secrets. Haunting and intelligent, A Demon in My View shows the startling results of this chilling alchemy of two very disparate minds - one pathological and the other obsessed with pathology. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Baker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/000909de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In a gloomy cellar, the figure of a beautiful, pale woman makes no move when the man advances on her from the shadows, puts his hands around her neck and strangles her. Arthur Johnson is a mild-mannered, shy man who has never known how to talk to women. His resulting loneliness has twisted his yearning for love and respect into a carefully constructed predilection for violence and control. On the floor below him, Anthony Johnson, a scholar studying psychopathic personalities is about to stumble - quite literally - upon one of Arthur´s many secrets. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julian Glover. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/003985de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The majority of the workforce is currently employed in the service industry where many employees are involved in daily face-to-face service interactions with customers. At the same time, these direct customer interactions are increasingly put under pressure for example, in traditional retailing by alternative distribution channels. Nevertheless, whenever an essential part of a business-models value-creation process builds on interactive service work, both front-line service workers and customers are forced to mutually work together in service interactions. The present study shows the tensions front-line service workers face between demands for cost-efficiency on the one hand and customer service on the other. Although these two rationalities do not necessarily contradict each other on an organizational level, individual front-line service workers face these contradictions in the form of challenging tensions in every day interactions with customers. Building on rich and comprehensive observational and interview data from the retail sales floor, the interpretive research approach allows the analysis of the challenges of interactive service work and carves out the corresponding competencies to handle the clash between production and consumption which manifest in service interactions. Drawing on Convention Theory (Économie des conventions), the situation as unit of analysis becomes center stage. Convention Theory shows that not only are individual characteristics such as friendliness important for successful service interactions, but especially the competent interplay between individual resources and organizational settings within the situation of interaction is essential. The results shed new light on individuals contributions to successful service interactions and contributes to a more fine-grained picture of the challenges and competencies in interactive service work. Dr. Anna Schneider is an assistant professor of human resource management at the University of Innsbruck. She holds a doctoral degree in management studies and master´s degrees in political science, business administration and international management studies from the University of Innsbruck. Prior to joining academia, she worked in several (human resource) management positions in the retail sector.
A March to Madness:A View from the Floor in the Atlantic Coast Conference John Feinstein
After journeying to Nerdopolis in San Diego, what´s the next geeky peak to climb? Colby packs his bags and heads to The Big Apple for the sights and sounds of New York Comic-Con! Get a view from the con floor as he explores the back issues, the panels, and the celebration of multimedia that is NYCC in another exciting installment of this nerdly travelogue! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colby Elliott. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/last/000522de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Want to get kids to say ´´yes´´ … instead of begging, negotiating, and pleading? We want what is best for them, and so should they. So why don´t they understand us? Because we talk to them in the wrong color language. Kids view the world in different ways. Once we know how they view the world, our words get through. Get through? Yes. Instead of our words bouncing off of their foreheads and scattering to the floor, we can learn which way they view the world. Once we know this, we can use secret words that help them listen and understand. We don´t have to be a psychologist, psychic, or super parent. We just have to meet kids ´´where they are.´´ Once we see the world through their viewpoint, communicating is easy. No more stress, arguing, and frustration. Now that is a win-win! The formula is easy. First, recognize which of the four basic personalities fits our kids. Then, talk to our kids with common words that fit their view of their world. It is up to us to meet our kids where they are. After all, they are just learning about their world. We can do this and have great fun while we get our kids to say ´´yes´´ … instead of ´´no.´´ Make talking to kids an awesome experience. Scroll up and order your copy now!
Want to get kids to say ´´yes´´...instead of begging, negotiating, and pleading? We want what is best for them, and so should they. So why don’t they understand us? Because we talk to them in the wrong color language. Kids view the world in different ways. Once we know how they view the world, our words get through. Get through? Yes. Instead of our words bouncing off their foreheads and scattering to the floor, we can learn which way they view the world. Once we know this, we can use secret words that help them listen and understand. We don’t have to be psychologists, psychics, or super-parents. We just have to meet kids ´´where they are´´. Once we see the world the way they do, communicating is easy. No more stress, arguing, and frustration. Now, that is a win-win! The formula is easy. First, recognize which of the four basic personalities fits our kids. Then, talk to our kids with common words that fit their view of their world. It is up to us to meet our kids where they are. After all, they are just learning about their world. We can do this and have great fun while we get our kids to say ´´yes´´...instead of ´´no´´. Make talking to kids an awesome experience. Order your copy now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Culhane. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/112176de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.