Field and Service Robotics

Results of the 8th International Conference

Field and Service Robotics

FSR, the International Conference on Field and Service Robotics, is the leading single track conference of robotics for field and service applications. This book presents the results of FSR2012, the eighth conference of Field and Service Robotics, which was originally planned for 2011 with the venue of Matsushima in Tohoku region of Japan. However, on March 11, 2011, a magnitude M9.0 earthquake occurred off the Pacific coast of Tohoku, and a large-scale disaster was caused by the Tsunami which resulted, therefore the conference was postponed by one year to July, 2012. In fact, this earthquake raised issues concerning the contribution of field and service robotics technology to emergency scenarios. A number of precious lessons were learned from operation of robots in the resulting, very real and challenging, disaster environments. Up-to-date study on disaster response, relief and recovery was then featured in the conference. This book offers 43 papers on a broad range of topics including: Disaster Response, Service/Entertainment Robots, Inspection/Maintenance Robots, Mobile Robot Navigation, Agricultural Robots, Robots for Excavation, Planetary Exploration, Large Area Mapping, SLAM for Outdoor Robots, and Elemental Technology for Mobile Robots.

Essentials of Business Communication

Essentials of Business Communication

A trusted market leader, Guffey/Loewy's ESSENTIALS OF BUSINESS COMMUNICATION, 10E presents a streamlined approach to business communication that includes unparalleled learning resources for instructors and students. ESSENTIALS OF BUSINESS COMMUNICATION includes the authoritative text and a self-teaching grammar and mechanics handbook at the back of the text as well as extraordinary print and digital exercises designed to build grammar, punctuation, and writing skills. As students learn basic writing skills, they are encouraged to apply these skills to a variety of e-mails, memos, letters, reports, and resumes. Redesigned, updated model documents and extensively updated exercises and activities introduce students to the latest business communication practices. The latest edition of this award-winning text features complete coverage of social media communication, electronic messages, and digital media to prepare students for workplace communication success. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Marketing and Managing Tourism Destinations

Marketing and Managing Tourism Destinations

Marketing and Managing Tourism Destinations is a comprehensive and integrated introductory textbook covering both destination marketing and destination management in one volume. It focuses on how destination management is planned, implemented and evaluated as well as the management and operations of destination management organizations (DMOs), how they conduct business, major opportunities, challenges and issues they face to compete for the global leisure and business travel markets. This second edition has been updated to include: • A new chapter on visitor management that includes a section on crisis and disaster management • New material on destination leadership and coordination • New and revised content on digital marketing • New and updated international case examples throughout to show the practical realities and approaches to managing different destinations around the world. It is illustrated in full colour and packed with features to encourage reflection on main themes, spur critical thinking and show theory in practice. Written by an author with many years of industry practice, university teaching and professional training experience, this book is the essential guide to the subject for tourism, hospitality and events students and industry practitioners alike.

Integrated Sustainable Design of Buildings

Integrated Sustainable Design of Buildings

Integrated Sustainable Design of Buildings aims to provide a guide to members of design and masterplanning teams on how to deliver sustainable development and buildings cost effectively, meeting current and emerging UK and international statutory and planning requirements. Using a series of case histories and examples from the author's ten years of providing sustainability advisory services the book sets out a clear and understandable strategy that deals with all aspects of sustainable design and construction and the implications for delivery, costs, saleability and long term operation. The extensive scope includes all aspects of environmental, social and economic sustainability, including strategies to reduce carbon emissions and the impact of climate change. Integrated Sustainable Design of Buildings appeared in the Cambridge Top 40 Sustainability Books of 2010.

Mosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions - E-Book

Mosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions - E-Book

Mosby’s Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health, 7th Edition is your portable, quick-access reference to help you make sense of the complex world of health care. It features over 35,700 authoritative definitions (including approximately 300 all-new definitions) of diseases, procedures, equipment, drugs, and more, along with pronunciations, etymologies, and a Spanish/English appendix. If you want the most reliable health science information literally right at your fingertips, then look no further than this bestselling pocket dictionary. Emphasis on nursing and health science terminology support health science students and practicing professionals. Small size makes dictionary easy to transport. Over 35,700 definitions provides students and health professionals with necessary information. Alphabetized screened thumb tabs save you time finding terms. British spellings help users recognize alternate spellings. Included etymologies build professional vocabulary and understanding of medical terminology. Newly revised definitions make this a cohesive and portal reference. 300 new definitions added for the latest terms in health care, drugs and medical and nursing terminology.

Advertising Principles

Choice, Challenge, Change

Advertising Principles


Avant-garde Performance

Avant-garde Performance

How did the concept of the avant-garde come into existence? How did it impact on the performing arts? How did the avant-garde challenge the artistic establishment and avoid the pull of commercial theatre, gallery and concert-hall circuits? How did performance artists respond to new technological developments? Placing key figures and performances in their historical, social and aesthetic context, Günter Berghaus offers an accessible introduction to post-war avant-garde performance. Written in a clear, engaging style, and supported by text boxes and illustrations throughout, this volume explains the complex ideas behind avant-garde art and evocatively brings to life the work of some of its most influential performance artists. Covering hot topics such as multi-media and body art performances, this text is essential reading for students of theatre studies and performance.

Time Out Las Vegas

Time Out Las Vegas

Time Out Las Vegas is the only crib sheet travelers need to the world's most outlandish city. Whether going for a short or extended visit, this guide is an invaluable companion through the neon maze that awaits in Las Vegas. With the lowdown on all the hotels and casinos, money-saving tips, extensive restaurant reviews, hints on the hottest nightlife, and a full guide to gambling, it leaves nothing to chance. This seventh edition proves that there is more to Sin City than just sequins and slots — the dramatic expansion in hotel accommodations, fine dining, and shopping is attracting tourists from every economic strata, not just those with gambling as their sole agenda. The guide contains a detailed explanation of what games are available in the casinos, as well as tips on how to play them. There is also a chapter on suggested side trips to Hoover Dam, as well as other sights in Nevada and Arizona.