The 20 Principles of the Alexander Discipline

Author: R. G. Alexander

Publisher: Quintessence Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780867154672

Category: Medical

Page: 228

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About 20 years ago Alexander (orthodontics, Baylor College of Dentistry) launched a new bracket system that, along with innovative treatment techniques and principles, became very popular with both patients and practitioners. Ever since he has been refining his ideas and practices, and here he presents the top 20, including establishing goals for stability, using brackets designed for specific prescriptions, building treatment into bracket placement, exploiting growth to obtain predictable correction, establishing the ideal arch form, following a logical archwire sequence, consolidating arches early in treatment, maintaining consolidation, creating symmetry, using nonextraction treatments when possible but use extraction treatments when necessary, and removing appliances carefully. Amongst his most impressive chapters are those that encourage practitioners to face reality and to commit themselves to excellence.

The Alexander Discipline: Orthodontics for typical patients : a problem-based approach

Author: R. G. Alexander

Publisher: Quintessence Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780867154689

Category: Medical

Page: 192

View: 571

In the specialty of orthodontics, patient treatment results depend on the clinician's knowledge, manual dexterity, philosophy, and effort. This book highlights the lack of common scientific guidelines in orthodontic practice, advocating for the recognition and identification of such guidelines that work to place the teeth in positions that will produce the healthiest, most functional, most esthetic, and most stable results possible. With so many factors influencing long-term stability, such as the patient's growth and habits, the treatment technique, the application of forces, and patient compliance, this book consolidates the 20 principles of the Alexander Discipline outlined in volume one into 6 guidelines for approaching long-term stability in orthodontics, focusing on the periodontium, torque control, skeletal and transverse control, occlusion, and the soft tissue profile. Each guideline is presented with several case studies from the author's practice that not only present the treatment plan, demonstrate the mechanics at work, and show the results of treatment, but also show the long-term stability of the treatment with 5- to 40-year posttreatment records. Also included are exceptions to each guideline and an entire chapter on what to do when the treatment is not stable in the long term. A must-have for the practicing orthodontist.

Principles of Animal Locomotion

Author: R. McNeill Alexander

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400849519

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 6713

How can geckoes walk on the ceiling and basilisk lizards run over water? What are the aerodynamic effects that enable small insects to fly? What are the relative merits of squids' jet-propelled swimming and fishes' tail-powered swimming? Why do horses change gait as they increase speed? What determines our own vertical leap? Recent technical advances have greatly increased researchers' ability to answer these questions with certainty and in detail. This text provides an up-to-date overview of how animals run, walk, jump, crawl, swim, soar, hover, and fly. Excluding only the tiny creatures that use cilia, it covers all animals that power their movements with muscle--from roundworms to whales, clams to elephants, and gnats to albatrosses. The introduction sets out the general rules governing all modes of animal locomotion and considers the performance criteria--such as speed, endurance, and economy--that have shaped their selection. It introduces energetics and optimality as basic principles. The text then tackles each of the major modes by which animals move on land, in water, and through air. It explains the mechanisms involved and the physical and biological forces shaping those mechanisms, paying particular attention to energy costs. Focusing on general principles but extensively discussing a wide variety of individual cases, this is a superb synthesis of current knowledge about animal locomotion. It will be enormously useful to advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and a range of professional biologists, physicists, and engineers.

Orthodontic Diagnosis

Author: Thomas Rakosi,Irmtrud Jonas,Thomas M. Graber

Publisher: Thieme

ISBN: 0865774501

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 8954

An illustrated guide for the complex process of orthodontic diagnostics and indication. The total process of treatment planning including the scientific bases is pictorially described. Beside the conventional methods of examination and model analysis, emphasis is placed on the cranio-facial growth processes, the aetiology of malocclusions and on the importance of functional analysis. The following three aspects are described in detail in this book: Growth of the Facial Skeleton - types of treatment which promote or guide growth. In order to control these natural processes artificially, a precise understanding of them is required. Aetiology of the Malocclusion - the various types of causative therapy and the elimination of the causes. Functional Analysis - many malocclusions are a result of dysfunctions. As a variety of methods are available for treating dysfunctions, functional analysis is taken very seriously.

Ten Types of Innovation

The Discipline of Building Breakthroughs

Author: Larry Keeley,Helen Walters,Ryan Pikkel,Brian Quinn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118571398

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 5892

Innovation principles to bring about meaningful and sustainablegrowth in your organization Using a list of more than 2,000 successful innovations,including Cirque du Soleil, early IBM mainframes, the Ford Model-T,and many more, the authors applied a proprietary algorithm anddetermined ten meaningful groupings—the Ten Types ofInnovation—that provided insight into innovation. The TenTypes of Innovation explores these insights to diagnosepatterns of innovation within industries, to identify innovationopportunities, and to evaluate how firms are performing againstcompetitors. The framework has proven to be one of the mostenduring and useful ways to start thinking abouttransformation. Details how you can use these innovation principles to bringabout meaningful—and sustainable—growth within yourorganization Author Larry Keeley is a world renowned speaker, innovationconsultant, and president and co-founder of Doblin, the innovationpractice of Monitor Group; BusinessWeek named Keeley one of sevenInnovation Gurus who are changing the field The Ten Types of Innovation concept has influenced thousands ofexecutives and companies around the world since its discovery in1998. The Ten Types of Innovation is the first bookexplaining how to implement it.

Dentistry with a Vision

Building a Rewarding Practice and a Balanced Life

Author: Gerald I. Kendall,Gary S. Wadhwa

Publisher: Quintessence Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780867154894

Category: Medical

Page: 192

View: 7507

Written as a novel, this book models a real-life story about how a dentist improved his practice from a loss to over $2 million in net profit in a few years while simultaneously enhancing the quality of patient care. Dental practitioners and their staff will find this engaging story an easy and fun way to learn how to implement powerful, scientifically based project management principles into their practice. The story provides a relatable way to understand the approach presented, which encourages dentists and their staff to resist complicated management strategies and cost-cutting techniques and instead implement commonsense measures based on an understanding of the cause and effect that occurs when changes are made in a practice.

Victory!

Applying the Proven Principles of Military Strategy to Achieve Greater Success in Your Business and Personal Life

Author: Brian Tracy

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399183876

Category: Self-Help

Page: 320

View: 3927

By bestselling author Brian Tracy, a revised and updated edition of this indispensable field guide to using military strategies to win in business and life. The modern world can be a battleground, but key strategies that have helped history's great leaders triumph in military campaigns can also be used to achieve business and personal success. Brian Tracy is a leading authority on success and achievement, authoring bestsellers including Eat That Frog!, and raising millions toward advancement with his guidance. In this fully revised and updated edition of a classic, Tracy presents 12 core principles of successful military commanders and how to apply them in almost any situation and emerge victorious, including proven methods to: · Concentrate your strengths in the most effective way to reach your goals · Gather game-changing intelligence to determine the best approach · Decide when to go on the offensive vs. cover your bases · Exploit the element of surprise for maximum benefit Packed with Tracy's transformative advice, Victory! arms readers with powerful skills and a practical road map to unlock their potential for greatness in business and in life. From the Trade Paperback edition.

12 Rules for Life

An Antidote to Chaos

Author: Jordan B. Peterson

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345816021

Category: PHILOSOPHY

Page: 448

View: 982

"What does everyone in the modern world need to know? [The author's] answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. [The author discusses] discussing discipline, freedom, adventure and responsibility, distilling the world's wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life"--Amazon.com.

The SAGE Handbook of the History, Philosophy and Sociology of International Relations

Author: Andreas Gofas,Inanna Hamati-Ataya,Nicholas Onuf

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526415607

Category: Political Science

Page: 616

View: 3221

The SAGE Handbook of the History, Philosophy and Sociology of International Relations offers a panoramic overview of the broad field of International Relations by integrating three distinct but interrelated foci. It retraces the historical development of International Relations (IR) as a professional field of study, explores the philosophical foundations of IR, and interrogates the sociological mechanisms through which scholarship is produced and the field is structured. Comprising 38 chapters from both established scholars and an emerging generation of innovative meta-theorists and theoretically driven empiricists, the handbook fosters discussion of the field from the inside out, forcing us to come to grips with the widely held perception that IR is experiencing an existential crisis quite unlike anything else in its hundred-year history. This timely and innovative reference volume reflects on situated scholarly practices in a way that projects our collective thinking into the future. PART ONE: THE INWARD GAZE: INTRODUCTORY REFLECTIONS PART TWO: IMAGINING THE INTERNATIONAL, ACKNOWLEDGING THE GLOBAL PART THREE: THE SEARCH FOR (AN) IDENTITY PART FOUR: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AS A PROFESSION PART FIVE: LOOKING AHEAD: THE FUTURE OF META-ANALYSIS

Orthodontics

Current Principles and Techniques

Author: Lee W. Graber,Robert L. Vanarsdall Jr.,Katherine W. L. Vig,Greg J. Huang

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323444326

Category: Medical

Page: 928

View: 9876

Comprehensive, cutting-edge content prepares you for today’s orthodontics! Orthodontics: Current Principles and Techniques, 6th Edition provides evidence-based coverage of orthodontic diagnosis, planning strategies, and treatment protocols, including esthetics, genetics, temporary anchorage devices, aligners, technology-assisted biomechanics, and much more. New to this edition is an Expert Consult website using videos and additional visuals to show concepts difficult to explain with words alone. Expert Consult also adds three online-only chapters, research updates, and a fully searchable version of the text. From respected editors Lee Graber, Robert Vanarsdall, Katherine Vig, and Greg Huang, along with a veritable Who’s Who of expert contributors, this classic reference has a concise, no-nonsense approach to treatment that makes it the go-to book for orthodontic residents and practitioners! Comprehensive coverage provides a one-stop resource for the field of orthodontics, including foundational theory and the latest on the materials and techniques used in today’s practice. Experienced, renowned editors lead a team of expert, international contributors, bringing the most authoritative clinical practice and supporting science from the best and brightest in the industry. More than 3,400 images include a mixture of radiographs, full-color clinical photos, and anatomic or schematic line drawings, showing examples of treatment, techniques, and outcomes. Extensive references make it easy to look up the latest in orthodontic research and evidence-based information, and all references also appear online. Detailed, illustrated case studies show the decision-making process, showing the consequences of various treatment techniques over time. NEW! Seven all-new chapters include Orthodontic Diagnosis and Treatment Planning with Cone-Beam Computed Tomography Imaging; Upper Airway, Cranial Morphology, and Sleep Apnea; Management of Impactions; Iatrogenic Effects of Orthodontic Appliances; Minimally and Non-Invasive Approaches to Accelerate Tooth Movement; Management of Dental Luxation and Avulsion Injuries in the Permanent Dentition; and Patient Management and Motivation for the Child and Adolescent Patient. NEW! Expert Consult website includes online-only chapters, instructional videos, many references linked to PubMed, and research updates including additional case studies. UPDATED CHAPTERS include Biomechanical Considerations with Temporary Anchorage Devices, Bonding in Orthodontics, Clear Aligner Treatment, Lingual Appliance Treatment, Psychological Aspects of Diagnosis and Treatment, Clinically Relevant Aspects of Dental Materials Science in Orthodontics, The Biologic Basis of Orthodontics, and more. New co-editor Greg J. Huang is joined by new contributors who are highly regarded experts within their respective subspecialties in orthodontics.

Einstein's Clocks and Poincare's Maps: Empires of Time

Empires of Time

Author: Peter Galison

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393243869

Category: Science

Page: 400

View: 5463

"More than a history of science; it is a tour de force in the genre."—New York Times Book Review A dramatic new account of the parallel quests to harness time that culminated in the revolutionary science of relativity, Einstein's Clocks, Poincaré's Maps is "part history, part science, part adventure, part biography, part meditation on the meaning of modernity....In Galison's telling of science, the meters and wires and epoxy and solder come alive as characters, along with physicists, engineers, technicians and others....Galison has unearthed fascinating material" (New York Times). Clocks and trains, telegraphs and colonial conquest: the challenges of the late nineteenth century were an indispensable real-world background to the enormous theoretical breakthrough of relativity. And two giants at the foundations of modern science were converging, step-by-step, on the answer: Albert Einstein, an young, obscure German physicist experimenting with measuring time using telegraph networks and with the coordination of clocks at train stations; and the renowned mathematician Henri Poincaré, president of the French Bureau of Longitude, mapping time coordinates across continents. Each found that to understand the newly global world, he had to determine whether there existed a pure time in which simultaneity was absolute or whether time was relative. Esteemed historian of science Peter Galison has culled new information from rarely seen photographs, forgotten patents, and unexplored archives to tell the fascinating story of two scientists whose concrete, professional preoccupations engaged them in a silent race toward a theory that would conquer the empire of time.

The Philosophy of Loyalty

Author: Josiah Royce

Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press

ISBN: 9780826512673

Category: Philosophy

Page: 196

View: 1801

A transitional book in the development of Royce's thought, originally published in 1908, The Philosophy of Loyalty is a key to understanding his influence on the development of pragmatism. Royce's basic argument is clear. Individual wills are a given, and social training is a natural aspect of community.

First Things

An Inquiry Into the First Principles of Morals and Justice

Author: Hadley Arkes

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691022475

Category: Philosophy

Page: 432

View: 9440

This book restores to us an understanding that was once settled in the "moral sciences": that there are propositions, in morals and law, which are not only true but which cannot be otherwise. It was understood in the past that, in morals or in mathematics, our knowledge begins with certain axioms that must hold true of necessity; that the principles drawn from these axioms hold true universally, unaffected by variations in local "cultures"; and that the presence of these axioms makes it possible to have, in the domain of morals, some right answers. Hadley Arkes restates the grounds of that older understanding and unfolds its implications for the most vexing political problems of our day. The author turns first to the classic debate between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas. After establishing the groundwork and properties of moral propositions, he traces their application in such issues as selective conscientious objection, justifications for war, the war in Vietnam, a nation's obligation to intervene abroad, the notion of supererogatory acts, the claims of "privacy," and the problem of abortion.

The Prince

Author: Niccolò Machiavelli

Publisher: Xist Publishing

ISBN: 1681959038

Category: History

Page: 163

View: 4571

The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli from Coterie Classics All Coterie Classics have been formatted for ereaders and devices and include a bonus link to the free audio book. “The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.” ― Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince Machiavelli's The Prince was a battle for obtaining and maintaining power in 14th century Italy but it is surprisingly relevant to the understanding of business, politics and the nature of society.

Principles of Geology

Or, The Modern Changes of the Earth and Its Inhabitants Considered as Illustrative of Geology

Author: Sir Charles Lyell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Geology

Page: 824

View: 429


How Democracies Die

Author: Steven Levitsky,Daniel Ziblatt

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 1524762938

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 5679

Fateful alliances -- Gatekeeping in America -- The great Republican abdication -- Subverting democracy -- The guardrails of democracy -- The unwritten rules of American politics -- The unraveling -- Trump against the guardrails -- Saving democracy

Code Simplicity

The Fundamentals of Software

Author: Max Kanat-Alexander

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449334695

Category: Computers

Page: 84

View: 6194

Good software design is simple and easy to understand. Unfortunately, the average computer program today is so complex that no one could possibly comprehend how all the code works. This concise guide helps you understand the fundamentals of good design through scientific laws—principles you can apply to any programming language or project from here to eternity. Whether you’re a junior programmer, senior software engineer, or non-technical manager, you’ll learn how to create a sound plan for your software project, and make better decisions about the pattern and structure of your system. Discover why good software design has become the missing science Understand the ultimate purpose of software and the goals of good design Determine the value of your design now and in the future Examine real-world examples that demonstrate how a system changes over time Create designs that allow for the most change in the environment with the least change in the software Make easier changes in the future by keeping your code simpler now Gain better knowledge of your software’s behavior with more accurate tests

Beyond Willpower

The Secret Principle to Achieving Success in Life, Love, and Happiness

Author: Alexander Loyd

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 9781101902813

Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Page: 288

View: 7465

Describes how to harness the power of love to combat stress using a forty day program that incorporates a quarter century of clinical experience with science and ancient wisdom to help readers meet their goals and achieve success.

The 80/20 Principle

Author: Richard Koch

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1857889096

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 7003

This special 10th anniversary edition of the bestselling "The 80/20" principle contains an entirely new chapter 'The Yin and Yang of the Principle' in which Koch responds to the thousands of reader responses to the book - including a rap song! - and uses this new material to reach a new level of awareness and understanding of the true power of the principle. And it is powerful: the 80/20 principle - the fact that 80 per cent of results flow from 20 per cent of causes - is the one true principle of highly effective people and organisations. "The 80/20 Principle" shows how you can achieve much more with much less effort, time and resources, simply by concentrating on that all-important 20 per cent. "The 80/20 Principle" is the key to controlling our lives. If we can latch on to the few powerful forces within and around us, we can leverage our efforts to multiply effectiveness. Most of what we do has trivial results. A little of what we do really matters. So if we focus on the latter, we can control events instead of being controlled by them, and achieve several times the results.