- Stop Smoking For Dummies®
Everyone knows about the risks and diseases associated with smoking, of which there are many, including: lung cancer, cardiovascular disease, emphysema, a shorter life expectancy and increased risk of heart attacks and stroke, to name a few. Smoking also claims around 114,000 lives in the UK each year (netdoctor.co.uk, February 2005), equivalent to over 300 deaths a day. For many people, smoking is seen as an addiction that they just can?t overcome, and for this reason and many others, the decision to quit is far from a casual one.
Stop Smoking For Dummies is the easiest way to stop smoking- and stay stopped! This handy, pocket-sized guide offers you a straightforward, practical plan to help you stop smoking, and walks you through every stage of the quitting process- from stubbing out your last cigarette, to finding a support group and avoiding relapse.
Stop Smoking For Dummies also features information on hypnotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and neuro-linguistic programming, so you can stay motivated and feel confident that you?re getting the best support possible.
- Apoptosis and the Immune System
Apoptosis and the Immune Response
Edited by Christopher D. Gregory
In this timely and important work, an international group ofleading investigators takes a close and critical look at programmedcell death and its role in the development, function, andmaintenance of the immune system. Along with covering the primaryactions of apoptosis, the contributors probe its role incarcinogenesis and HIV-induced pathogenesis. By offering a broadrange of views, Apoptosis and the Immune Response presents acurrent and complete picture of the various aspects andconsequences of this phenomenon.
Apoptosis and the Immune Response begins with the theoriessurrounding apoptosis and then covers its basic mechanismsincluding the morphologic, biochemical, and genetic features. Thebook offers authoritative discussions on the role of apoptosis inthe deletion of self-reactive lymphocytes, prevention ofautoimmunity, termination of the immune response, death of T cellsinfected by the HIV virus, neoplasia, and the homeostaticregulation of the hematopoietic system.
In particular, this excellent reference critiques such topics as:
* Apoptosis in thymocytes in vivo and in vitro
* Bcl-2/T-cell transgenics
* The role of c-myc
* Fas/APO-1 antigens and their roles
* Transgenic models of B-cell tolerance and autoimmunity
* How apoptosis affects the pathogenesis of AIDS and theimplications for therapy
* Triggers for apoptosis and survival
* Recognition of apoptotic cells by phagocytes
* Apoptosis in peritoneal autoreactive CD5+ B cells
* and more
With its diverse expertise and timely, clear-cut insights,Apoptosis and the Immune Response will prove to be an invaluableresource for immunologists, cell and developmental biologists,hematologists, and oncologists--as well as graduate students.
Cover Design: Janice Noto-Helmers
- No More Sleepless Nights
A revealing expose by one of today?s most controversial and successful short sellers
According to a 1998 New York Times article, "Satanism has a better reputation in financial circles than does short-selling . . . The controversy over Mr. Asensio is reigniting the debate over short-selling and the role it plays in the stock market, a debate that stretches back to Jesse Livermore." Manuel Asensio has taken this debate to a whole new level, not only short-selling deceptive companies but also researching and publicly exposing them. Each time Asensio practices his type of aggressive short selling he is branded "the Devil?s own Trader," but time and again his unpopular assessments have proved dead on the money.
"Sold Short reads like an action-packed and gripping detective story, exposing shocking and criminal tales that make the Hollywood scandal sheets look like a high school pantomime. Asensio is a brave and heroic bullfighter who dares to go up against the global stampede of the wildest bull market. He courageously nails down, one by one, grossly overvalued and corrupt companies."-Tony Shafrazi, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York
"Sold Short is a rip-roaring ride through the netherworld of short selling. Part comedy, part tragedy, part horror flick, Asensio uncovers a world that would be ripe for sitcom portrayal where big-name fund managers dress in drag, buy silly stocks, but (and here?s the tragedy) lose millions. If short selling is up your alley, you shouldn?t miss this book. And if you?d sooner die than go short, you should read this book to make sure one of your longs isn?t made of fool?s gold."-Parker Quillen, Quilcap Corp.
- The Consulting Bible: Everything You Need to Know to Create and Expand a Seven-Figure Consulting Practice
Everything you need to know about building a successful, world-class consulting practice
Whether you are a veteran consultant or new to the industry, an entrepreneur or the principal of a small firm, The Consulting Bible tells you absolutely everything you need to know to create and expand a seven-figure independent or boutique consulting practice. Expert author Alan Weiss, who coaches consultants globally and has written more books on solo consulting than anyone in history, shares his expertise comprehensively.
- Learn and appreciate the origins and evolution of the consulting profession
- Launch your practice or firm and propel it to top performance
- Implement your consulting strategies in public and private organizations, large or small, global or domestic
- Select from the widest variety of consulting methodologies
- Achieve lasting success in your professional career and personal goals
- The author is recognized as "one of the most highly regarded independent consultants in America" by the New York Post and "a worldwide expert in executive education" by Success Magazine
Whether you?re just starting out or looking for the latest trends in modern practice, The Consulting Bible gives you an unparalleled toolset to build a thriving consultancy.
- Technical Analysis
The definitive guide to technical analysis . . . written from a trader?s perspective
With the keen insight and perspective that have made him a market legend, Jack D. Schwager explores, explains, and examines the application of technical analysis in futures trading. In the most in-depth, comprehensive book available, the bestselling investment writer demonstrates why he is one of today?s foremost authorities. Here is the one volume no trader should be without.
"Jack Schwager has accomplished the rarest of feats in this book. He has presented material in a way that both the professional and layman can profit from. It is a must read for traders on all levels." - Stanley Druckenmillern Managing Director, Soros Fund Management
"Jack Schwager?s Technical Analysis is exactly what one should expect from this expert on futures. The book is comprehensive, thoroughly insightful, and highly educational. I recommend it to the beginner as well as the expert." - Leo Melamed Chairman, Sakura Dellsher, Inc.
"Jack Schwager possesses a remarkable ability to extract the important elements of complex, market-timing approaches, and distill that into something intelligible and useful. Not only is he able to present these ideas cleverly in an easily understood format, but he also demonstrates their application to the markets with clarity and precision." - Thomas R. DeMark Author, The New Science of Technical Analysis
"Jack Schwager?s book, A Complete Guide to the Futures Markets, was one of the best books I have read on futures trading. We give a copy of it to all our new analysts. Jack?s latest work, Technical Analysis, looks like a gold mine of information, adding significantly to the existing investment literature." - Monroe Trout President, Trout Trading Management Co.
Jack Schwager is one of the most important and visible figures in the futures industry today. His Market Wizards and The New Market Wizards are two of the bestselling finance titles of all time. Now, in the latest volume in the Schwager on Futures series, Technical Analysis, Schwager has created the most comprehensive guide ever for using technical analysis for futures trading. What makes Technical Analysis unique, besides its in-depth coverage, is that it is written from a trader?s perspective. Schwager doesn?t merely cover the subject, he explores what works and doesn?t work in the real world of trading.
Contains a comprehensive guide to chart analysis written with a particular focus on trading applications
* Includes a separate 200+ page section illustrating the use of chart analysis in the real world
* Details and illustrates several original trading systems
* Includes a self-contained primer on cyclical analysis
* Describes popular oscillators, the pitfalls in their common use, and guidelines to their successful application in trading
* Explains the concept and use of "continuous futures" and compares 10-year continuous futures charts with conventional nearest futures charts for all major U.S. futures markets
* Contains a section on trading strategy and philosophy, including over 100 trading tips
Hundreds of charts, tables, and examples illustrate key points throughout, while the text is written in the informative, insightful, and nontechnical style that has made Jack Schwager one of the most highly regarded and bestselling investment authors ever. This invaluable book by one of the world?s foremost authorities is destined to become the premier industry guide on technical analysis for many years to come.