Featuring more than 500 public art installations, this is the first comprehensive guidebook to explore Vancouver's urban treasures. The character of a city is revealed by the public art that neighborhoods and residents collectively place on streets and walls and in their public spaces. As a city known internationally for its breathtaking cityscapes and mountain backdrop, Vancouver has much to offer visually including the diverse and thriving public art in the city's neighborhoods. Engaging color photos and detailed descriptions that focus on the historical and cultural context of each art piece, its place in modern art and the artist who created it allow for a greater understanding of these urban treasures. Easy-to follow maps take readers to communities and destinations such as False Creek, Chinatown, the West End, Downtown, East Vancouver, VanDusen Garden, Stanley Park and the University of British Columbia. Tour the better known and the unknown art installations that are made from every possible media and include monuments, paintings, murals, tapestries, figures, First Nations art, relics, busts, fountains, gateways, mosaics, sculptures and reliefs.
Combining a winning formula of practical instruction and creative inspiration, Sketch your World examines a range of techniques for capturing great sketches on the go, covering topics such as how to improve observation skills, sketch moving subjects and c
Written from a teaching perspective, Counseling the Nursing Mother: A Lactation Consultant’s Guide, Sixth Edition presents topics within a counseling framework with practical suggestions and evidence-based information interwoven throughout. Completely updated and revised, it includes new research on milk composition, the importance of the gut microbiome and skin-to-skin care, Affordable Care Act changes, and the latest guidelines from the World Health Organization for breastfeeding with HIV. Also explored and expanded are discussions on cultural competence, working effectively and sensitively with LGBTQ families, addressing disparities in health equity, milk banking issues, and social media trends for lactation information and support. Additionally, the Sixth Edition also serves as a significant teaching tool for students, interns, and other healthcare professionals.Important Notice:The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition
Do you need more from a PL/SQL book than just the correct keywords and some pretty syntax diagrams? Have you been searching in vain for real-world examples and genuine strategies for maximizing the benefits of PL/SQL within your organization? You'll find them here in Mastering Oracle PL/SQL: Practical Solutions, the inaugural title of the pioneering OakTable Press series from Apress. This isn't a tutorial on how to code PL/SQL. It's designed to show you how to code PL/SQL well. It shows you how to write code that will run quickly and wont break in high-load, multiuser environments. It covers the vast array of the functionality that PL/SQL provides, including effective handling of relational and abstract data, security, triggers, dynamic web content presentation from within the database, creation of a DBA toolkit, and effective debugging techniques. This book sets out to redress the unjust criticism leveled at PL/SQL in years gone by. It gives you the tools and techniques to ensure that, whatever your needs are, the PL/SQL you build will run as efficiently as possible. The practical solutions provided in this book will help you to realize the true power and functionality PL/SQL can offer your projects. If you're brand-new to PL/SQL, then you'll want to take some time to get familiar with the language before tackling this book. It's not for the total beginner. But once youre up and running, you'll find this book an invaluable guide for ensuring that the PL/SQL solutions you build are robust, perform well, and are easy to maintain. What you’ll learnWho this book is for Mastering Oracle PL/SQL: Practical Solutions is targeted primarily toward the DBA or developer charged with the implementation of effective data handling, security, and database administration mechanisms in the Oracle database. However, it will also have great appeal to any developer whose applications rely on an Oracle database and who needs a sound understanding of how to use PL/SQL effectively. Table of Contents Efficient PL/SQL Package It All Up The Vexed Subject of Cursors Effective Data Handling PL/SQL Optimization Techniques Triggers DBA Packages Security Packages Web Packages PL/SQL Debugging
The #1 choice of professional COBOL programmers because it shows how to design, code, test, and maintain structured COBOL programs on the IBM mainframes (or enterprise systems), this book also presents the IBM products that every mainframe programmer needs to know including TSO, ISPF, OS/390 JCL, VSAM Access Method Services, CICS, and DB2.
Corrupt, mismanaged, and seemingly hopeless: that's how the international community viewed Nigeria in the early 2000s. Then Nigeria implemented a sweeping set of economic and political changes and began to reform the unreformable. This book tells the story of how a dedicated and politically committed team of reformers set out to fix a series of broken institutions, and in the process repositioned Nigeria's economy in ways that helped create a more diversified springboard for steadier long-term growth. The author, Harvard- and MIT-trained economist Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, currently Nigeria's Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance and formerly Managing Director of the World Bank, played a crucial part in her country's economic reforms. In Nigeria's Debt Management Office, and later as Minister of Finance, she spearheaded negotiations with the Paris Club that led to the wiping out of $30 billion of Nigeria's external debt, 60 percent of which was outright cancellation. Reforming the Unreformable offers an insider's view of those debt negotiations; it also details the fight against corruption and the struggle to implement a series of macroeconomic and structural reforms. This story of development economics in action, written from the front lines of economic reform in Africa, offers a unique perspective on the complex and uncertain global economic environment.
Fundamentals of Derivatives Markets is a succinct yet comprehensive adaptation of the authora s successful text, Derivatives Markets. Streamlined for a broad range of undergraduate students, the approachable writing style and accessible balance of theory and applications introduces essential derivatives principles. By exploring various methods for valuing derivatives and by discussing risk management strategies in real-world context, Fundamentals of Derivatives Markets develops studentsa financial literacy for todaya s corporate environment."
From the hit-makers at Pixar Animation Studios who brought us Buzz Lightyear, Nemo, and Mr. Incredible, now comes Remy, the furry star of Ratatouille. A lovable rat (yes, a rat!), Remy is driven by his passion for fine cuisine to become a chef—against all odds and with madcap adventures along the way—at the most famous restaurant in Paris. The Art of Ratatouille includes more than 200 of the artistic ingredients in this heartwarming film: storyboards, full-color pastels, digital and pencil sketches, character studies, maquettes, and more. In this exclusive movie tie-in book for adults, effusive quotes from the director, artists, animators, and production team reveal the genius at work inside the studio that changed cartoon heroes forever.
GIVE YOURSELF AN ATTITUDE CHECK. Your attitudes are the keys to success. So why not boost them with the practical help in this book? Discover which attitudes will help you: — face fears — put excitement into life — confront worries — throw away personality crutches — anticipate the future — solve problems creatively Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, can give you the secrets of winning attitudes.