The gardens of Versailles are perhaps the most famous in the world. Seemingly open to the horizon, their scale is monumental. Their grand east-west axis celebrates the Sun King, even as they offer an expression of the scientific spirit of the age in their geometrical layout and exploitation of the optical properties of reflecting water. The original park design, realized by André Le Nôtre, a few advisers, and Louis XIV himself—author of The Way to Present the Gardens of Versailles—remains largely intact. Yet Louis XV made his own original contribution to the gardens at the Trianon, where later still Richard Mique and Hubert Robert designed the English garden and the delightful village beloved by Marie Antoinette.
Michel Baridon traces the history of the gardens from their inception through three centuries of their history. He stresses the cultural importance of the landscape, provides a chronology to show the stages of its growth, and discusses the contemporary challenges posed by its conservation and historical interpretation. Beautifully illustrated with archival images and commissioned photographs, A History of the Gardens of Versailles provides visitors and enthusiasts with a guide to these legendary grounds.
Contemporary Women’s Health provides a balanced, comprehensive understanding of the health issues affecting women. Health information is presented within the context of the social and political forces affecting women of all ages, races, and ethnicities. Prevention, health promotion and becoming a wise health care consumer are emphasized throughout the text, while the impact of lifestyle issues and relationships throughout the lifespan on women’s health are explored.
Roget’s International Thesaurus®, fifth edition, is the original — now completely expanded, reorganized, revised and updated — the definitive thesaurus for the 21st century.
While retaining Dr. Peter Mark Roget’s fundamental and brilliant category concept which groups all synonyms, antonyms and related words together for quick and easy comparison without all the needless repetition and cross referencing of alphabetical thesauruses, this new fifth edition is:
the most up-to-date — with 1073 categories including 31 entirely new ones concerning such topics as the body, fitness and exercise, substance abuse, all kinds of sports, books, motion pictures and computer science
definitive — based on extensive word association research into how words are actually used, resulting in the most current reflection of the language today and including the latest phrases, slang and commonly used foreign terms
the most comprehensive thesaurus available — 325,000 words and phrases
an invaluable source book with many additional features — boldface type for the most commonly used words in a category, usage and foreign language labels throughout and a unique and useful feature of word lists including lists for measurements, gods and goddesses, manias and phobias, groups and movements, state mottos and more
time-tested — this definitive, updated edition retains the original time-tested format that allows much more depth of information
The purpose of this book is to cater for the students of medicine, at all levels, who
wish for a simple groundwork on Orthopaedics. It also attempts to educate, in a
format acceptable, the lay public who has an interest in Orthopaedics. The common
conditions of musculoskeletal system are discussed in full. Emphasis is placed
on minor technical procedures and the principles of the more complicated once
discussed. The last chapter is on outcome measures in orthopaedics; this is the
most important factor in assessment of any medical management.
Other specific areas covered are
Biology of elements of the musculoskeletal system
Evaluation of the Orthopaedic patient
Casts and splints
Injuries of the upper limb
Fractures and dislocations in the limb
Fractures in children
Management of Disorder of joints
Management of non osseous musculoskeletal structures
Principles of limb ablatio
Outcomes in musculoskeletal orthopaedic care
Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland. New edition of a quick-reference handbook for nursing students and practitioners. Previous edition 1988. Normal values include adult, newborn, and pediatric. Appendix includes Universal Precautions. DNLM: Diagnosis, Laboratory – nurses’ instruction.
In recent years organizations of all kinds have learned that project working, once considered significant only for engineering and construction companies, can help to ensure that the intended benefits of business change will be realized in full and on time. This development means that more people than ever before need to understand the basic process, language and purpose of project working. That awareness is important not only for those actually engaged in project work, in all sectors of industry and commerce, but also for senior managers, project sponsors and the other stakeholders. The fourth edition of Essentials of Project Management is the junior complement to Dennis Lock’s comprehensive, successful and encyclopaedic textbook, Project Management (now in its Tenth Edition). Essentials provides a concise, straightforward account of the principles and techniques of project management, designed to meet the needs of the business manager or student. Using examples and illustrations, the author introduces the key project management procedures and explains clearly how and when to use them. The Essentials of Project Management remains the ideal first text for anyone new to project working or students studying project management as part of a wider business qualification or degree.