Learn all you need to know about the budgeting process, from preparing a forecast to monitoring variances and making adjustments. Managing Budgets gives you a clear understanding of the budgeting cycles and explains standard concepts and terms. It shows you how to create a personalized budgeting system, anticipate revenues and estimate expenditures, correct errors, and motivate staff to achieve financial targets. Useful tips help you to handle real-life situations and develop first-class budgeting skills that will dramatically improve efficiency and results. The Essential Manager have sold more than 1.9 million copies worldwide! Experienced and novice managers alike can benefit from these compact guides. The topics are relevant to every work environment, from large corporations to small businesses. Concise treatments of dozens of business techniques, skills, methods, and problems are presented with hundreds of photos, charts, and diagrams. It is the most exciting and accessible approach to business and self-improvement available. Forecasting, expenditures, priorities, and safety margins.
Discover the history, faith, and culture that have shaped the modern Jewish world. With over 50 million copies sold in 88 countries andin 36 languages, Eyewitness Books are truly the ultimate visual information encyclopedias for the 21st Century. Carrying on the tradition of integrating words and pictures, these three new titles in the Eyewitness series are timely editions to any library. Discover the history, faith, and culture that have shaped the modern Jewish world.
A revised and expanded edition of the classic, best-selling annual reference features more than six thousand full-color photographs and illustrations, with an updated section covering recent developments in computer technology, architecture, medicine, engineering, and space exploration, along with the familiar labeled and captioned entries.
The most trusted nonfiction series on the market, Eyewitness Books provide an in-depth, comprehensive look at their subjects with a unique integration of words and pictures. An in-depth look at the phenomenon of global warming--what’s causing it, what it might lead to, and what we can do to fight back.
The most finite resource any manager has is time. This handbook teaches readers how to save and preserve their time by first understanding its limitations, and then showing them how to guard it. Practical guidance includes ways of limiting interaction with subordinates ("Don't sit down ifyou are followed into your office." "Place your chair out of view if your door is open."), the benefits of keeping a time log, and how to chose the best time planner. The book also takes full advantage of modern technology by explaining how to maximize e-mail, voicemail and other tools available to save precious time. The Essential Manager have sold more than 1.9 million copies worldwide! Experienced and novice managers alike can benefit from these compact guides. The topics are relevant to every work environment, from large corporations to small businesses. Concise treatments of dozens of business techniques, skills, methods, and problems are presented with hundreds of photos, charts, and diagrams. It is the most exciting and accessible approach to business and self-improvement available. Indispensable tips formanaging that most precious commodity -- time.
This guide offers everything you’ve ever wanted toknow about buildings—from how they are built and customized to the different materials that are used to keep them standing. With stunning full-color photographs as aids, see incredible stone gargoyles, where linenfold wood paneling is found, what a Japanese screen is made of, and how a hammer-beam roof is supported. Learn how stained glass is made, the difference between hipped and gabled roofs, how medieval tiles were made, and how stonemasons dress and carve stone. Discover the recipe for limewash, what the three Greek "orders" were, how towers are built, how houses are built on mountainsides, and much, much more! Discover the history of buildings why they were built and the techniques used in theirconstruction
The snacks we all know and love: rich chocolate, fresh strawberries, french fries, and . . . deep fried insects? Yes, insects are considered a healthy snack in some cultures, and for a good reason—they are low in fat and high in protein! Eyewitness Food serves up a rich history of the food we eat, from edible plants to manufactured meals and more. Starting with a colorful depiction of the food chain and featuring an in-depth look at every level of the food pyramid, discover the inside scoop on food. This guide offers a list of useful websites about food and nutrition as well as a comprehensivetimeline of the world’s food history. With the help of hundreds of full color photographs, see where the food on your dinner plate starts out, find out how different foods are used together to create new flavors, discover exotic delicacies from around the world, and much, much more! Discover the inside story of food from genetic modification to healthy eating
Flags are used worldwide and are important symbols that embody the very spirit of each nation they represent. Flags and banners have a long and rich history that can be found in this spectacular guide to flags aroundthe world. Filled with thousands of full-color photographs, be and "eyewitness" to the story behind flags-from the earliest heraldic banners to the national flags of today. See the flag of a Chinese pirate ship, the banners of medieval knights, the flags of the French and Russian revolutions, and the national flags of 160 different countries. Learn how to signal by semaphore, how to hoist a flag, what stars represent on the American flag, and how flags were hoisted on the Moon and at the South Pole. Discover how Britain's Union Jack has changed over the years, the story behind the Japanese "rising sun," why many Dutch flags feature a picture of a hat on the end of a pole, and much, much more! Discover the story behind flags and banners their history, their meanings,and how they are used all over the world.
Previously published as Eyewitness Flying Machine, this is a spectacular and informative guide to the fascinating world of aircraft. Superb color photographs offer a unique "eyewitness" exploration of the history of flight, and provide a close-up view of the many different kinds of aircraft in use today, from helicopters to hot-air balloons. Learn how a jet engine works, why early wings needed "doping", how to keep an airplane flying straight and level, why modern airliners need pressurized cabins, and much, much more.
Farming is an integral part of life that has become one of the most valuable and relied upon resources ever. Discover its historical roots and learn about the future of farming in this comprehensive guide. Superb color photographs give the reader a unique "eyewitness" view of farm animals, crops, machines, harvesting, and every other aspect of farming. See all kinds of farm animals, both new breeds and old, a seed drill and a steam threshing machine,a sheep being shorn, an early tractor, a reaper-binder in action, a massive combine harvester, and horses at work. Learn how a cornstack is built, how wheat is separated from chaff, how genetic engineering affects farm animals, when the first plows were made, and what organic farmers do. Discover what silage is, who grew potatoes first, the inventions of the Egyptians, why dibblers walk backward, where corn is stored, what different animals eat, and much, much more! Discover the story of farming plowing, sowing, harvesting and rearing livestock.