Davenport s Art Reference and Price Guide 2007 2008 Edition

Author: Howard Moneta
Publisher:
ISBN: 193329518X
Release Date: 2007-05-01
Genre: Art

"The Davenport's includes biographical and pricing information for over 300,000 artists (specializing in little-known and hard-to-find artists). Prices cover oil paintings, watercolors, drawings, sculpture, prints, posters, and photographs" -- B&N from the publisher (July 2007).

Wind Wizard

Author: Siobhan Roberts
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400844708
Release Date: 2012-11-25
Genre: Technology & Engineering

With Wind Wizard, Siobhan Roberts brings us the story of Alan Davenport (1932-2009), the father of modern wind engineering, who investigated how wind navigates the obstacle course of the earth's natural and built environments--and how, when not properly heeded, wind causes buildings and bridges to teeter unduly, sway with abandon, and even collapse. In 1964, Davenport received a confidential telephone call from two engineers requesting tests on a pair of towers that promised to be the tallest in the world. His resulting wind studies on New York's World Trade Center advanced the art and science of wind engineering with one pioneering innovation after another. Establishing the first dedicated "boundary layer" wind tunnel laboratory for civil engineering structures, Davenport enabled the study of the atmospheric region from the earth's surface to three thousand feet, where the air churns with turbulent eddies, the average wind speed increasing with height. The boundary layer wind tunnel mimics these windy marbled striations in order to test models of buildings and bridges that inevitably face the wind when built. Over the years, Davenport's revolutionary lab investigated and improved the wind-worthiness of the world's greatest structures, including the Sears Tower, the John Hancock Tower, Shanghai's World Financial Center, the CN Tower, the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge, the Sunshine Skyway, and the proposed crossing for the Strait of Messina, linking Sicily with mainland Italy. Chronicling Davenport's innovations by analyzing select projects, this popular-science book gives an illuminating behind-the-scenes view into the practice of wind engineering, and insight into Davenport's steadfast belief that there is neither a structure too tall nor too long, as long as it is supported by sound wind science. Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.

Analytics at Work

Author: Thomas H. Davenport
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 9781422177693
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Business & Economics

As a follow-up to the successful Competing on Analytics, authors Tom Davenport, Jeanne Harris, and Robert Morison provide practical frameworks and tools for all companies that want to use analytics as a basis for more effective and more profitable decision making. Regardless of your company's strategy, and whether or not analytics are your company's primary source of competitive differentiation, this book is designed to help you assess your organization's analytical capabilities, provide the tools to build these capabilities, and put analytics to work. The book helps you answer these pressing questions: What assets do I need in place in my organization in order to use analytics to run my business? Once I have these assets, how do I deploy them to get the most from an analytic approach? How do I get an analytic initiative off the ground in the first place, and then how do I sustain analytics in my organization over time? Packed with tools, frameworks, and all new examples, Analytics at Work makes analytics understandable and accessible and teaches you how to make your company more analytical.

Media Now Understanding Media Culture and Technology

Author: Joseph Straubhaar
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305950849
Release Date: 2016-10-05
Genre: Business & Economics

Empowering you to think critically about the media and its impact, MEDIA NOW: UNDERSTANDING MEDIA, CULTURE, AND TECHNOLOGY, 10th Edition, thoroughly illustrates how media technologies develop, operate, converge, and affect society. It provides a comprehensive introduction to today's global media environment and the ongoing developments in technology, culture, and critical theory that continue to transform this rapidly evolving industry -- and touch your everyday life. Cutting-edge coverage of the essential history, theories, concepts, and technical knowledge prepares you for a career in the expanding fields of the Internet, interactive media, and traditional media. In addition to captivating infographics and illustrations, the exciting new Tenth Edition includes the latest developments and trends in new media, mobile media consumption, policy changes for Internet governance and the international approach to media governance, online privacy protection, media ethics, and much more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Semiprecious Salvage

Author: Stephanie Lee
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 9781600612060
Release Date: 2008-02-13
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Unearth treasures of the past to create stunning found-object jewelry. Embark on an expeditioner's journey back in time to uncover tattered silk, faceted stones and other forgotten items, and learn how to give them new life as a pendant, ring or brooch. Found objects can be beautiful both for the unique, unexpected look they add to your work and for the stories we imagine them to tell. In the pages of Semiprecious Salvage, you will discover the excitement of reclaiming remnants of the past and reinterpreting their beauty in wearable works of mixed-media art. Step-by-step instructions guide you through the basics of wirework and creating basic jewelry findings, then encourage you to don your boots and get digging as you mix and match elements to create one-of-a-kind treasures. You'll learn to: Age modern "flashy" objects to create the distressed look of pieces with a past Combine jewelry elements with new and vintage fabrics for a soft, romantic touch Master the use of a soldering iron and a propane torch in crafting metal jewelry Incorporate plaster and resin into your work for added depth and intrigue Reinvent your artwork with your own Semiprecious Salvage and start sharing the stories of your own found objects today.

Enterprise Analytics

Author: Thomas H. Davenport
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 9780133039467
Release Date: 2012-09-13
Genre: Business & Economics

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 The Definitive Guide to Enterprise-Level Analytics Strategy, Technology, Implementation, and Management Organizations are capturing exponentially larger amounts of data than ever, and now they have to figure out what to do with it. Using analytics, you can harness this data, discover hidden patterns, and use this knowledge to act meaningfully for competitive advantage. Suddenly, you can go beyond understanding “how, when, and where” events have occurred, to understand why – and use this knowledge to reshape the future. Now, analytics pioneer Tom Davenport and the world-renowned experts at the International Institute for Analytics (IIA) have brought together the latest techniques, best practices, and research on analytics in a single primer for maximizing the value of enterprise data. Enterprise Analytics is today’s definitive guide to analytics strategy, planning, organization, implementation, and usage. It covers everything from building better analytics organizations to gathering data; implementing predictive analytics to linking analysis with organizational performance. The authors offer specific insights for optimizing supply chains, online services, marketing, fraud detection, and many other business functions. They support their powerful techniques with many real-world examples, including chapter-length case studies from healthcare, retail, and financial services. Enterprise Analytics will be an invaluable resource for every business and technical professional who wants to make better data-driven decisions: operations, supply chain, and product managers; product, financial, and marketing analysts; CIOs and other IT leaders; data, web, and data warehouse specialists, and many others.

Mixed Media Girls with Suzi Blu

Author: Suzi Blu
Publisher: Quarry Books (MN)
ISBN: 9781592537693
Release Date: 2012-05-01
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

"Mixed-Media Girls with Suzi Blu takes you step-by-step through the process of how to draw a folk art and stylized girls' faces. With inspiration from Suzi's popular online workshops and videos, this inspiring book teaches you to create simple, balanced features and add shading with colored pencils and paint. From there, you'll discover how to draw the rest of the figure and put it into a complicated, textured, mixed media/waxed background.After learning to design costumes and personalities for your girls and adapt them to fit your own personal style, you'll create vivid, exciting, backgrounds by layering paint, collaging with fabric, carving beeswax, distressing wood, and building up texture with mediums and pastes. Extensive examples and close ups of work will inspire you to take your art to the next level. This book also contains a 1-hour companion DVD where Suzi demonstrates featured techniques step-by-step!"--

2012 Davenport s Art Reference and Price Guide

Author: LTB Gordonsart, Inc.
Publisher:
ISBN: 1933295422
Release Date: 2011-12-01
Genre: Art

The industry standard artist directory containing biographical and select pricing information for over 335,000 artists (specializing in little-known and hard-to-find artists). More than 15,000 entries have been added since the last edition. Prices cover oil paintings, watercolors, drawings, sculpture, prints, posters, and photographs.

Introduction to Basic Cardiac Dysrhythmias

Author: Sandra Atwood
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9780323085328
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Medical

Written in a clear, easy-to-understand style, Introduction to Basic Cardiac Dysrhythmias, Revised Fourth Edition, uses straightforward language to explain how the heart functions and how to interpret ECGs-essential knowledge that will allow you to anticipate the appropriate treatment for each. Coverage of the 2010 Emergency Cardiovascular Care guidelines are reflected in all topics in the text.

Rex Barks

Author: Phyllis Davenport
Publisher: Paper Tiger, Incorporated
ISBN: UVA:X030358127
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines


Competing on Analytics

Author: Thomas H. Davenport
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 9781422156308
Release Date: 2007-03-06
Genre: Business & Economics

You have more information at hand about your business environment than ever before. But are you using it to “out-think” your rivals? If not, you may be missing out on a potent competitive tool. In Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning, Thomas H. Davenport and Jeanne G. Harris argue that the frontier for using data to make decisions has shifted dramatically. Certain high-performing enterprises are now building their competitive strategies around data-driven insights that in turn generate impressive business results. Their secret weapon? Analytics: sophisticated quantitative and statistical analysis and predictive modeling. Exemplars of analytics are using new tools to identify their most profitable customers and offer them the right price, to accelerate product innovation, to optimize supply chains, and to identify the true drivers of financial performance. A wealth of examples—from organizations as diverse as Amazon, Barclay’s, Capital One, Harrah’s, Procter & Gamble, Wachovia, and the Boston Red Sox—illuminate how to leverage the power of analytics.

Gateways to Art

Author: Debra J. De Witte
Publisher:
ISBN: 0500292035
Release Date: 2015-10-06
Genre: Art

The revised and expanded edition of the market-leading art appreciation college textbook

Sherlock The Casebook

Author: Guy Adams
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781448140329
Release Date: 2014-01-10
Genre: Performing Arts

This book is my humble attempt to shine a light on the work of the best and wisest I have ever known. He has, I think it is safe to say, elevated the science of detection into an art form. Having been at his side during some of his most remarkable cases, it has fallen to me to bring his achievements to the attention of the wider public. He is, quite simply, the Mozart of criminal investigation. I would say more, but I am flattered and delighted to say that Sherlock Holmes himself has agreed to write a piece for the cover. John Watson * Don’t buy this book. The author has transformed what should have been a series of lectures into a gross and tasteless entertainment. The science of deduction is a branch of human achievement requiring serious analysis and yet here I find it lavishly illustrated, disfigured with humour and infested with gossip. Apparently, this kind of sensationalism is required to engage the interest of the reading public, but it is rather like working an office romance into a paper on quantum physics. Only an idiot would be impressed. Help yourself. Sherlock Holmes

Davenport s Art Reference and Price Guide

Author: Howard Moneta
Publisher: Ltb Gordonsart Incorporated
ISBN: 0931036445
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Genre: Art

The comprehensive and authoritative book on international artists providing auction dates & prices plus biographical data for over 250,000 artists.