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21. Modelling the Panther Tank (Osprey
22. A Climate Modelling Primer
23. Modelling Survival Data in Medical
24. Enterprise Architecture at Work:
25. Classic Modelling Guides Vol 1:
27. Web Engineering: Modelling and
28. Robotics: Modelling, Planning
29. Modelling and Simulation of Stochastic
30. Modelling the T-34/76 (Osprey
31. Modelling the Mitsubishi A6M Zero
32. Professional Modelling: Every
33. Practical Financial Modelling,
34. The Hornby Book of Scenic Railway
35. Panzer Modelling (Rev Second Ed):
36. Guide to Mathematical Modelling
37. Modelling the P-40: "Hawk 81,
38. Modelling and Managing the Depressive
39. Terrain Modelling (Modelling Masterclass)
40. Modelling the Middle Ages: The

21. Modelling the Panther Tank (Osprey Modelling)
by Steve Beveren
Paperback: 80 Pages (2006-06-27)
list price: US$19.95 -- used & new: US$12.12
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Asin: 1841769282
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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The PzKpfw V Panther is considered to be one of the finest tanks of World War II due to its combination of mobility, firepower and armour. Developed as a response to the Soviet deployment of heavy armour on the Eastern Front, and later to serve in Normandy and Northwest Europe, the Panther established its reputation as one of the first truly universal tanks and its influence can be seen in the design of modern battle tanks to this day. This book details how to model the main variants of this fascinating and significant World War II tank, and it provides a listing the main kits and aftermarket sets available. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Modelling the Panther Tank
a very useful guide of some of the kits available and a variety of modelling techniques are well demonstrated.

5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Value
Steve Beveren's book "Modeling the Panther Tank" fills a much needed void in my modeling library.An outstanding combination of photographs, "how to's", bibliography, historical data and kit/accessory list - I consider this one the best of the Osprey Modeling series to date.If you like to model the Panther tank, definately add this one to your library. ... Read more

22. A Climate Modelling Primer
by Kendal McGuffie, Ann Henderson-Sellers
Paperback: 296 Pages (2005-03-11)
list price: US$89.95 -- used & new: US$54.52
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Asin: 047085751X
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As a consequence of recent increased awareness of the social and political dimensions of climate, many non-specialists discover a need for information about the variety of available climate models. A Climate Modelling Primer, Third Edition explains the basis and mechanisms of all types of current physically-based climate models.

A thoroughly revised and updated edition, this book assists the reader in understanding the complexities and applicabilities of today’s wide range of climate models. Topics covered include the latest techniques for modelling the coupled biosphere-ocean-atmosphere system, information on current practical aspects of climate modelling and ways to evaluate and exploit the results, discussion of Earth System Models of Intermediate Complexity (EMICs), and interactive exercises based on Energy Balance Model (EBM) and the Daisyworld model. Source codes and results from a range of model types allows readers to make their own climate simulations and to view the results of the latest high resolution models.

The accompanying CD contains:

  • A suite of resources for those wishing to learn more about climate modelling.
  • A range of model visualisations.
  • Data from climate models for use in the classroom.
  • Windows and Macintosh programs for an Energy Balance Model.
  • Selected figures from the book for inclusion in presentations and lectures.
Suitable for 3rd/4th year undergraduates taking courses in climate modelling, economic forecasting, computer science, environmental science, geography and oceanography. Also of relevance to researchers and professionals working in related disciplines with climate models or who need accessible technical background to climate modelling predictions. ... Read more

23. Modelling Survival Data in Medical Research, Second Edition
by David Collett
Paperback: 408 Pages (2003-03-28)
list price: US$75.95 -- used & new: US$68.10
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Asin: 1584883251
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Critically acclaimed and resoundingly popular in its first edition,Modelling Survival Data in Medical Research has been thoroughlyrevised and updated to reflect the many developments andadvances--particularly in software--made in the field over the last 10years. Now, more than ever, it provides an outstanding text forupper-level and graduate courses in survival analysis, biostatistics,and time-to-event analysis.The treatment begins with an introductionto survival analysis and a description of four studies that lead tosurvival data. Subsequent chapters then use those data sets and othersto illustrate the various analytical techniques applicable to suchdata, including the Cox regression model, the Weibull proportionalhazards model, and others. This edition features a more detailedtreatment of topics such as parametric models, accelerated failuretime models, and analysis of interval-censored data. The author alsofocuses the software section on the use of SAS, summarising themethods used by the software to generate its output and examining thatoutput in detail.Profusely illustrated with examples and written inthe author's trademark, easy-to-follow style, Modelling Survival Datain Medical Research, Second Edition is a thorough, practical guide tosurvival analysis that reflects current statistical practices. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Best non-technical introduction to survival analysis
I highly recommend this book to those interested in applications of lifetime data.It is probably the best non-technical introduction to survival analysis available.The book provides a good survey of topics and model diagnostics for survival analysis with just enough technical detail.This book is especially useful for model diagnostics.I know of no other book that approaches the quality of this book with respect to model diagnostics for survival models.

4-0 out of 5 stars useful
not only include the basic ideal about the survival analysis but also the concept about the sample size needed for trail design

4-0 out of 5 stars Good introduction
A well-written introductory book. Broad range of material make it a good reference for new comers in survival analysis. ... Read more

24. Enterprise Architecture at Work: Modelling, Communication and Analysis (The Enterprise Engineering Series)
by Marc Lankhorst
Hardcover: 352 Pages (2009-09-18)
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Asin: 3642013090
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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An enterprise architecture tries to describe and control an organisation’s structure, processes, applications, systems and techniques in an integrated way. The unambiguous specification and description of components and their relationships in such an architecture requires a coherent architecture modelling language.

Lankhorst and his co-authors present such an enterprise modelling language that captures the complexity of architectural domains and their relations and allows the construction of integrated enterprise architecture models. They provide architects with concrete instruments that improve their architectural practice. As this is not enough, they additionally present techniques and heuristics for communicating with all relevant stakeholders about these architectures. Since an architecture model is useful not only for providing insight into the current or future situation but can also be used to evaluate the transition from ‘as-is’ to ‘to-be’, the authors also describe analysis methods for assessing both the qualitative impact of changes to an architecture and the quantitative aspects of architectures, such as performance and cost issues.

The modelling language presented has been proven in practice in many real-life case studies and has been adopted by The Open Group as an international standard. So this book is an ideal companion for enterprise IT or business architects in industry as well as for computer or management science students studying the field of enterprise architecture.

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2-0 out of 5 stars Very academic, not very useful !
When I bought this book, one of the things which I was looking for was a very practical Enterprise Architecture book,and the "at work" word put in the title made me decide for this book. Unfortunately this is not very practical but too academic. I should have suspected that, being a Springer's book.

Half of the book (more than 150 pages) are dedicated to discuss topics like knowledge representation and management, etc. with a very high-level and theoretical approach, with little or any examples.

Only the last chapters are the best ones, showing "real" EA models and diagrams, explaining the rationale behind them, etc.

To sum up, I would not recommend this book unless you're coming from the university side.

Alex Ballarin @ Cynertia Consulting.
Barcelona, Spain

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book for practical enterprise architectural modeling!
This book is not TOO big! and TOO thick!. That's very easy to read. I like many communication and modeling techniques so much.

This book also contains lots of good and clear model images which represents the various architectural views. All sample models for each architectural views was created by using ArchiMate modeling notation that the author wants to introduce in the book. I like the ArchiMate because it's easier than UML. But don't be worried about learning the ArchiMate, the notations are very close to UML. So, I can continue to use UML and BPMN with my job unless some clients prefer to use ArchiMate.

The author also explains technique for communicate the EA to various stakeholders and explains how to handle the level of abstractions. Another part of the book is the analysis technique, the technique for analyzing the models. This topic helps me so much for checking the models (both verifying and validating). Is it good enough? That's the question I always ask myself while modeling.

I just made decision to plan to use the book as a modeling guideline for my client soon.

This book is very practical for EA modeling!!! So, as the book said... it's for modeling, communication and analysis. It's a modeling-orientation!

5-0 out of 5 stars A great work of research and practice on EA
This book is a result of a great work of research and practice on EA.

The work was done by Lankhorst and a team at Telematic institute of Amsterdan. The book has 12 chapters: introduction, state of the art, foundations, communication, language of modelling, guidelines for modelling, viewpoint and visualization, Analysis, alignment, tools, case studies, and future. So it gives a good idea of what is EA and how to work on it.

The project of research, named Archimate, resulted on a language for Modelling EA and is now part of the produtcs of the Opengroup Foundation. So the job was well done. The book shows how to use this language.

For students or professionals, this book is a good buy. One of the most valuable books on EA. Full of concepts, ideas and practice. Well illustrated.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Modelling Approach
This is first in its kind book that tackles enterprise architecture modeling with a holistic approach. Book presents a unified modeling approach for enterprise architecture and simplifies the relationship between architecture domains with a simple Meta model. It also deals with communication and analysis aspect nicely.

This does not provide any details about what architecture development process should be nor it gives any insight on choosing an architecture framework. So set your expectation before buying. AS book title says it is about modeling, communication and Analysis.
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25. Classic Modelling Guides Vol 1: The Luftwaffe in the Battle of Britain 1940
by Brett Green
Paperback: 96 Pages (2010-08-01)
list price: US$27.95 -- used & new: US$17.87
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Asin: 1906537119
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The Classic Publications 'brand' is recognised as an authoritative specialist publisher on the Luftwaffe. In the "Classic Guide to Modelling" leading modeller Brett Green applies this expertise to modelling books on two campaigns in World War 2 - the Luftwaffe in the Battle of Britian and the Luftwaffe on the Eastern Front, offering a broad view of Luftwaffe aircraft in the campaign. Each book will contain plentiful black and white wartime photos on featured aircraft (fighters and bombers) blended with colour photos of model construction. Colour profile artwork will be augmented by 'flat art' schematic views of upper and lower surfaces and 'scrap' detail views. Following an overview of each aircraft's operational history (where known) and history of its units, the reader will be given a visual step-by-step guide to building that particular aircraft by top-class/award-winning modellers, with guides to variant conversion, markings, weathering etc.Further information includes: tools and equipment; tips from the experts; short history of campaign; tint boxes on key aces and pilots; kit availability, reference sources and websites; and, summary of after-market products and associated products such as resin and etched brass conversion kits, decal sheets, paints etc. Author Brett Green runs hyperscale.com, one of the most popular modelling websites in the world. He is based in Australia. ... Read more

by Kevin Dallimore, Keith Pinfold
Hardcover: 320 Pages (2010-09)
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Everything you ever wanted to know about painting miniatures and models to a professional standard is contained in this 320 page book.

Kevin Dallimore and over twenty five other renowned and respected painters and modelers reveal the techniques they use to give their miniatures and models that great professional finish; techniques such as varnishing, dry brushing, non metallic metal, shading, highlighting, blending, textured leather and the use of diluted washes are all discussed in depth together with many modeling ideas too; ideas for doing conversions, creating dioramas, making and painting scenery, vehicles and many more. All of the processes described in the many different articles are fully detailed and coupled with photographs of each important stage.

Initially, Kevin goes quickly through the all important basics (fully described in his first book Kevin Dallimore's Painting and Modeling Guide) before clearly detailing all of the advanced techniques that he and his fellow painters use to produce great looking models. There then follow many articles where guest painters and modelers share their thoughts and ideas on particular techniques when painting historical, fantasy and sci-fi models: Old West, Napoleonic, Ancients, Romans,Swashbucklers,WW2, Goblins, Orcs, Beastmen, Trolls, Judge Dredd and lots more.By copying the methods and techniques in this book and with a little determination and practice, everyone will be able to produce painted miniatures and models to a standard that previously they had only dreamed of.

Keith Pinfold Foundry Publications ... Read more

27. Web Engineering: Modelling and Implementing Web Applications (Human-Computer Interaction Series)
Paperback: 464 Pages (2010-11-30)
list price: US$139.00 -- used & new: US$139.00
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Asin: 184996677X
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“Web Engineering: Modelling and Implementing Web Applications” presents the state of the art approaches for obtaining a correct and complete Web software product from conceptual schemas, represented via well-known design notations.

Describing mature and consolidated approaches to developing complex applications, this edited volume is divided into three parts and covers the challenges web application developers face; design issues for web applications; and how to measure and evaluate web applications in a consistent way.

With contributions from leading researchers in the field this book will appeal to researchers and students as well as to software engineers, software architects and business analysts.

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28. Robotics: Modelling, Planning and Control (Advanced Textbooks in Control and Signal Processing)
by Bruno Siciliano, Lorenzo Sciavicco, Luigi Villani, Giuseppe Oriolo
Hardcover: 632 Pages (2008-12-25)
list price: US$129.00 -- used & new: US$97.76
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Asin: 1846286417
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Based on the successful Modelling and Control of Robot Manipulators by Sciavicco and Siciliano (Springer, 2000), Robotics provides the basic know-how on the foundations of robotics: modelling, planning and control. It has been expanded to include coverage of mobile robots, visual control and motion planning. A variety of problems is raised throughout, and the proper tools to find engineering-oriented solutions are introduced and explained.

The text includes coverage of fundamental topics like kinematics, and trajectory planning and related technological aspects including actuators and sensors.

To impart practical skill, examples and case studies are carefully worked out and interwoven through the text, with frequent resort to simulation. In addition, end-of-chapter exercises are proposed, and the book is accompanied by an electronic solutions manual containing the MATLAB® code for computer problems; this is available free of charge to those adopting this volume as a textbook for courses.

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5-0 out of 5 stars it's a great resource
This book has everything a new grad student or aspiring roboticist would want.It covers the mechanics, the controls and even some vision for robotic manipulators.Very nice resource. ... Read more

29. Modelling and Simulation of Stochastic Volatility in Finance
by Christian Kahl
Paperback: 220 Pages (2008-01-15)
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Asin: 1581123833
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The famous Black-Scholes model was the starting point of a new financial industry and has been a very important pillar of all options trading since. One of its core assumptions is that the volatility of the underlying asset is constant. It was realised early that one has to specify a dynamic on the volatility itself to get closer to market behaviour. There are mainly two aspects making this fact apparent. Considering historical evolution of volatility by analysing time series data one observes erratic behaviour over time. Secondly, backing out implied volatility from daily traded plain vanilla options, the volatility changes with strike. The most common realisations of this phenomenon are the implied volatility smile or skew. The natural question arises how to extend the Black-Scholes model appropriately.Within this book the concept of stochastic volatility is analysed and discussed with special regard to the numerical problems occurring either in calibrating the model to the market implied volatility surface or in the numerical simulation of the two-dimensional system of stochastic differential equations required to price non-vanilla financial derivatives. We introduce a new stochastic volatility model, the so-called Hyp-Hyp model, and use Watanabe's calculus to find an analytical approximation to the model implied volatility. Further, the class of affine diffusion models, such as Heston, is analysed in view of using the characteristic function and Fourier inversion techniques to value European derivatives. ... Read more

30. Modelling the T-34/76 (Osprey Modelling)
by Jorge Alvear, Mig Jimenez, Michael Kirchoff, Adam Wilder
Paperback: 80 Pages (2006-09-26)
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Asin: 1841769290
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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The Russian T-34 was the most influential tank design of World War II, with its sloping armour, heavy hitting firepower and rapid mobility. It first saw combat in the summer of 1941, and its qualities soon set it apart from other medium tanks of the period. However, its battlefield superiority did not last long, and it was soon matched by German designs such as the Panther. Several models, designated by years, were produced between 1940 and 1943, featuring changes such as upgunning (model 1941) and redesigning the turret (model 1943). More T-34s were produced by the Allies than any other tank. The T-34-76 was produced until mid-1944, when it was replaced with the better armed T-34-85, the subject matter of a planned future Osprey Modelling title.

The modeling community is well served with several full kits and a plethora of aftermarket items to cater for the interest in the T-34/76, and it remains one of the most popular World War II Allied modeling topics with new kits being released. This title guides the reader through the basics of assembly and finishing, before progressing to more advanced modelling projects using conversion kits and extensive scratchbuilding. It covers both 1/35- and 1/76-scale versions of the T-34/76. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome!
The book is very nice with awesome building and painting techniques. The most relevant article is the Mig Jimenez's winter T-34. A must have it, that is for sure!

4-0 out of 5 stars Worth the read
I'm returning to military modelling after a period of 15 years out of the hobby.The first thing I noticed when I started to research paints, glues & kits is the plethora of information, new products and techniques that have developed.Where does one start?

The book is well written and concise with excellent colour photographs of modelling construction stages, special techniques used, weathering and painting.

Construction techniques are initially focussed on in detail including cutting, very basic welding, gluing, and construction of new parts from plastic discs.Then, pin and general weathering washes are dealt with, as are techniques for creating weld lines, mud on wheels, and paint chips on vehicles.The book then addresses methods to simulate a cast look to metal (ie turrets and flanking armour) and details the use of after market etching kits, explaining how to use these kits, construct the parts correctly, and finally paint and weather/damage the parts.

Four T-34 variants are covered in detail.Note that the historical perspective of the T-34, although mentioned, is quite thin.This is a book about modelling techniques - not history.

Although the modellingtechniques mentioned are excellent, I feel that the book maybe a little thin in content.I would have liked to see further information on different methods of applying washes and camouflage patterns using an air brush for instance.This said, I've read the book twiceand thumbed through the pages several times.

For the money, this book is highly recommended if you're a new modeller or are coming back into the hobby after several years.


5-0 out of 5 stars Superb effort that overcomes the small format Osprey uses
Having recently reviewed the new Tiger I title from Osprey I thought it would be prudent to review this title as well. The ensemble cast of authors are real experts in their relative fields and this title more than any other of the Osprey Modelling Manual series quietly overcomes the small, strict format Osprey imposes to showcase some very impressive models. The authors have done a great job to pick and choose their photos and words wisely to give a true step-by-step guide in many of the builds presented. Mig and Adam in particular, have really redefined this type of model building writing style and do a wonderful job of explaining the techniques used in such a limited space.

What is modeled in regards to the T-34-76 is very timely and shows a broad diversity of ideas using the skills of each modeler to their fullest; from the scratchbuilding ideas of Mike Kirchoff, to the amazing PE work of Jorge Alvear, to the excellent painting and weathering of Adam and Mig. How can I not give these guys 5 stars? I just wish Osprey would recognise the limits of the format and make efforts to change it for the better.

Another highly recommended title and one that does a great job of the painting aspects as well. Very helpful for bringing modelers out of the shadows of the overly dry-brushed era. A must have and another pat on the back to the superb choice of authors here. ... Read more

31. Modelling the Mitsubishi A6M Zero (Osprey Modelling)
by Brian Criner
Paperback: 80 Pages (2006-07-25)
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Asin: 1841768669
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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The Mitsubishi A6M Zero was an aircraft that had near mythical performance qualities in terms of speed, range, climb and manoeuvrability, and its performance made it an infamous weapon in the Japanese arsenal. This aircraft has been a popular modelling subject, and there are a variety of scales and types by model manufacturers and aftermarket companies. This book showcases four individual models representing different variants of the Zero, each in different scales and with varying weathering and finishing techniques, reflecting different periods of World War 2, and the different environments in which the aircraft served. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding!
This is a must have for any model builder!
While the book focuses upon the A-6M, the author and the contributors offer a wealth of knowledge regarding model aircraft building, painting and weathering. Excellent all around.

3-0 out of 5 stars the numerous extras
I thought the book overall was not as helpful as it was played up to be. it went through the nemerous scale models 1/144,1/72,1/48,1/32 but it covered none in any heavy photos. overall a good article for fine scale modeler but not a book!
i got better reference photo's off of the internet than what was in the book.I purchased the book in the hopes of getting some insight into the way the 1/32 tamiya went the construction stages photo's of a real zero next to the model parts but that seened to be asking to much!

5-0 out of 5 stars One of the best Osprey Aircraft build reviews
Two things caught my attention right away - the author empahsized that this is a hobby and is to be done for fun and to satisfy the modeler, not the contest judge or the 'reviewer'. Excellent. Also, the caliber of this man's builds and his techniques are simply outstanding. This book is jammed with good advice, techniques and practices. The various sections describing the actual weathering and abuse the Japanes planes were subject to (and, more importantly in many instances, not subject to) is worth the price of the book. It seems to be a little known fact among modeling circles that the Japanese planes were primed with a dark red primer which would, naturally, show up due to wear, chipping, etc. This is seldom portrayed on most heavily weathered Japanese scale models. Reading books like this will help you do your homework in a most enjoyable way, and build better models besides. I recommend this book to you even if you are not interested specifically in Japanese aircraft because the philosophies and techniques are applicable to all kinds of scale modeling. ... Read more

32. Professional Modelling: Every Model's Must-Have Guide to the Industry
by Giles Vickers-Jones, Louise Cole
Paperback: 160 Pages (2009-03-03)
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Asin: 1847730566
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Get the scoop before stepping in front of the camera! This insider’s guide to the world of professional modeling offers invaluable advice for anyone who wants to strut the catwalk. Written by two experts in the field, it explains how to break into the high-profile, high-paying world of modeling while avoiding the mistakes so many newcomers make. There are tips for finding a reputable agent, a complete account of the many do’s and don’ts on a shoot, daily exercise and beauty routines, and advice for finding work in the many types of modeling available. Plus, there’s an honest discussion of what makes a successful model. 


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33. Practical Financial Modelling, Second Edition: A guide to current practice
by Jonathan Swan
Paperback: 304 Pages (2008-06-13)
list price: US$59.95 -- used & new: US$39.77
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Asin: 0750686472
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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This second edition of Practical Financial Modelling is vital tool for all finance and management professionals whose work involves the production and development of complex spreadsheets and financial models.The author bridges the gap between the Excel manual and financial literature with a wealth of practical advise and useful tips.

The book identifies good practice and highlights those areas which are prone to error and inconsistency resulting in a refreshingly simple approach to building and using financial models suitable for novice and experienced modellers.By using practical worked examples the most effective ways in which problems can be solved are explored.Key themes include: model structure, audit formulae and functions and model use.

New to the second edition:

Instructive information on Excel 2007 and its enhanced modelling functions and feature; Risk controls in developing and using financial models; Test-yourself modelling problems and applied examples in every chapter; Substantial information related to reporting and charting techniques and an appendix devoted to parallel comparison of how-to in Excel 2003 and 2007.

. Instructive information on Excel 2007 and its enhanced modelling functions and features
. Risk controls in developing and using financial models
. Test-yourself modelling problems and applied examples in every chapter
. Substantial information relating to reporting and charting techniques
. An appendix devoted to a parallel comparison of how-to in Excel 2003 and Excel 2007 ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book
I have been conducting regular training programs on Financial Modeling for corporate clients. I also teach the subject to the regular MBA students here in India. I must have read at least 20-odd books on Financial Modeling and amongst all books this one is the best.

Let me clarify one point. This book is not about beginners in Financial Modeling. If you want to learn Financial Modeling from scratch, then this is not the book. It is meant for professionals who use Financial Modeling every day and who face many annoying problems. I have seens consultants (MBAs with about 5 years of experience) struggle with managing circularity properly. They still do not follow the left-to-right consistency and face many avoidable problems. This book clearly elaborates these problems (and many similar problems) and explains why modeling should be done in a particular style.

Most of the examples given in the book will make sense to a reader only when he uses Financial Modeling everyday. At that stage what one requires is not a book on why you should keep all inputs in one place or how to use Data Tables in Excel. There are other books for that.

What I liked most in this book is "one easily connects with the examples in the book". Almost every page has an example (or some description on how certain things should be done) you get a feeling "yes, even I was doing it like this and this is the way improvement is possible".

I will strongly recommend this book for all advanced users of Financial Modeling. I use it in my training probrams as well as in my class rooms.

4-0 out of 5 stars about using Excel
The financial modelling described here is somewhat misleading. It is really about elementary modelling that can be done within Excel. Swan takes the reader beyond introductory books on Excel, by showing some more elaborate computations possible using the built-in functions to relate cells. So long as you keep this in mind, then the book can be useful. The Excel textbooks tend to assume no prior knowledge of it, and they then typically give an exhaustive coverage of all the features. But in doing do, they rarely go beyond simple examples. Swan assumes you're fairly well versed in Excel, and so doesn't waste your time on a lot of introductory material.

But this book is not the place to find instructions in indulging in financial derivatives of any complexity. ... Read more

34. The Hornby Book of Scenic Railway Modelling
by Chris Ellis
Paperback: 160 Pages (2010-09-07)
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Rolling hills, rustic barns, and charming city streets…all these things and more can be created in perfect miniature with the guidance of veteran model- railroad buff Chris Ellis. His detailed instructions cover planning backdrops; building basic terrain; painting backgrounds and creating the illusion of perspective; texturing foliage and trees; modeling water; depicting rocky surfaces; and building tunnels and bridges. A complete guide to creating realistic settings for model-train layouts, this guide also shows how affordable “scenics” from the celebrated Hornby Company provide the finishing touch.
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35. Panzer Modelling (Rev Second Ed): (revised second edition) (Modelling Masterclass)
by Tony Greenland
Hardcover: 128 Pages (2001-09-25)
list price: US$39.95 -- used & new: US$35.00
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Asin: 1841762369
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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In this, the second edition of Panzer Modelling Masterclass, Tony Greenland shares his expertise and experience in a wide range of techniques and materials, covering the tools, reference sources, construction and conversion methods and artistic touches that help create visually stunning and minutely accurate masterpieces. For the second edition, Tony has revised Chapter 9: The Collection: a variety of new models are shown in full colour photos in The Collection along with caption details of their construction and finishing. For this edition Tony has also revised Chapter 3: Models Available, to bring this up to date with the latest developments from all the top manufacturers. This chapter is also supported by new colour photographs and illustrations.This best selling title is packed with great photographs, tips and techniques and useful advice. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Good modeling guide
The book is an excellent resource for WWII German armour modellers, and also for any armour modeller or scratchbuilder. Some of the information is specific to German WWII armour (markings, camo patterns), but much of the book provides general modeling techniques.
General techniques include discussion of specialized tools (general construction and scratchbuilding), sources of aftermarket parts to improve models, techniques for scratchbuilding and detailing including sheet construction, use of brass, soldering, putty and even vacuum forming.
Much of the book is filled with beautiful pictures of the authors models.
I would recommend the book for any serious armour modeller. There's enough information that almost everyone will find a few tips and tricks to improve their modelling, and you get a very nice book for the money.

1-0 out of 5 stars Do Not Waste Your Money!
I bought this book 5 years ago!and my only notion of thisbook is too many depiction about author's model experience,less step-by-step photos!and a lot of author's model Collection,The book's title should be change to "Tony greenland 's model gallery" will be much better!

3-0 out of 5 stars Very nice gallery, not much more
First off - I love this book.I spent countless hours looking at the pictures of author's models.But IMHO that's all this book is: gallery to be used as an inspiration.

First half of the book describes building and painting models.Author's method is described in somewhat generic manner, with very little pictures to illustrate the text.Detailing, converting and scratchbuilding is covered, but most of the time only end result is shown on the photos.

Everything in author's method is 'straightforward': weathering is kept to a minimum, models are shown without any bases (not even very simple ones), there is no battle damage shown.

Overall I don't see this part as helpful - beginner won't find good explanations here, and a lot of this material will be familiar to intermediate modeler.

The second half of the book contains pictures of author's model collection.This is where the book comes into its own - photos are big and clear, taken in a very professional manner.

Overall the book feels dated in 2007.Models are very nice to look at, but with somewhat sterile look to them.They are certainly very nice, just not on the same level as work of top Spanish modelers seen in recent years.If you like looking at such 'oldfashioned' models - this book is definitely for you.Otherwise be aware of its limitations.

4-0 out of 5 stars Decent grab for the Intermediate, Beginners beware though!
In my previous review of this book, I gave it 3 stars. Now that I have had more time to become a better modeller, re-reviewing this book I will give it 4 stars.

I found this book to have a lot of information concerning modelling (in general) in it, but lacking in certain techniques that I wish were discussed a bit better (or in addition to).

For one, most basic techniques, like washes, drybrushing, the neccessity of an Airbrush, etc. are not described in much if any detail at all. With that said, this book is more for the intermediate modeller whos looking for some new ways to be a better modeller. BEGINNERS BEWARE! However, compared to Scutt's books (which are worthless IMHO), this book does stand out somewhat better.

This book does contain a good amount of chit-chat, most of it is (to a degree) interesting, but I really wish he could of wrote more on better one's technique. It seems that most modelling techniques are quite easy to explain, but with all the chit-chat, some of the methods are almost vagely "buried". You will have to keep a sharp eye out while reading it to get the technique information. Its there, trust me.

Tony is a big super-detailer (and there are 3 chapters right in a row dedicated to it) and like I said before, he doesn't take the time to explain the basic techniques, within the first 20 pages he dives into etched brass this and individual track links that, making weld seems with your "power tools" (hehe). Some of his methods are quite good, like sticking black-painted pins into the side of the model to form Vinyl tracking to the shape wanted. Again, BEGINNERS BEWARE! This book is for somebody who has a model or two or three under their belt.

The weathering chapter is a really good grab (even to the beginner!) but I wish Tony would of explained in more detail that true weathering is a form of highlighting and shadowing (an artist's technique). If you look at any of Tony's kits, you will immediately notice that his model's are good because he really highlights raised edges and shadows crevices, and is an expert at blending the two. The end result being a REALLY NICE looking model. (To an extent, I think Tony almost overdoes the highlighting :P, but I guess thats what makes it stand out). Tip from me: don't go overkill on pastel chalks when weathering, just enough is almost too much, let the highlighting/shadowing blend be your real aim.

The chatper on Crew Figures, though, is completely worthless. No technique information at all, just some info on Companys that make the figure kits and some pictures of some of the best painted figures in the world (is that really nescessary, Tony!?!?)

Throughout the whole book there are MANY colored pictures to help you along the way. I wish Tony would of maybe put in a chapter for the beginner before diving into his super-detailing methods; I figure that the last chapter, the Gallery, is almost a bit "ego-tistical" in nature... Sure, the models are BEAUTIFULLY done, but you could of put a lot more technique bettering information in place of it, easily (or better yet, added to).

In conclusion, Tony does have a lot of good ideas and points for the Intermediate modeller. I apologize for making this book out to be "bad", but in the end, for what is in the book, the majority of it is positive, but its more for the Intermediate than Beginner. To better help the goods of the book, here is a chapter layout with what is included in each:

1) Tools (5 pgs) - What the expert, Tony Greenland, owns & uses.
2) Reference Material (4 pgs) - Books, pictures, some good advice.
3) Available Models (3 pgs) - Plastic kits, Resin kits, Manufacturers, Etched sets, Decals...
4) Construction & Super-Detailing (12 pgs) - Differences in materials (resin, plastic, etc.), some chit-chat on parts of kits, making bolts, weld seams, claps & buckles, cables... (good ideas, Tony!)
5) Conversion & Scratch-Building (6 pgs) - Measurements, Materials, Joints, Lamination, Construction principals...
6) Specialist Techniques (10 pgs) - Zimmerit, Soldering, Vacu-Forming...
7) Painting, Weathering, & Finishing (25 pgs) - Camoflauge & paints, Insignia/Markings, Finishing techniques (washes, chalks, etc.), Winter camoflauge, etc.
8) Crew Figures (8 pgs) - 1pg of Figure selections, then 7pgs of pictures (no how-to!!)
9) The Collection (46 pgs) - The best works of Tony Greenland.

Hope that helps.

3-0 out of 5 stars A PerfectTextbookthat Needs Some Improvement
If I had never read some of Tony Greenland's excellent magazine articles, I would have rated his book five stars.In his magazine articles he uses photos that directly relates to the text or he may include a 1/35 template.However all serious German WWII AFV hobby novice MUST include this book in his/her reference library.Note:his book only covers building German WWII AFV's and figurines in 1/35 scale.For the simple reason that it contains easy-to-follow tips on weathering paint, applying zimmerit, scratch building parts, rating cottage industry/major company products, selecting proper hobbytools, painting camouflage, etc.And he encourages modellers to develop a sound intellectual basis with his keen recommendations on reference materials.However, Mr. Greenland's book has some failings.I wish that he had included his templates for scratch building certain parts.In one of his old articles he had given templates for constructing an accurate Panther Auf A's turret.Another failing is that he should have included a chapter on painting, weathering, scratch building and detailing German military gear.Also, for Chapter Four on construction, he should have used photos of a step-by-step construction of one model instead of photos of different kits.It would have been easier to follow.And finally, on the chapter on figurines, it would have been nice to see more step-by-step examples especially uniforms.However, Mr. Stephan Muller-Herdemertens, an artist and accomplished 1/35 figurine painter, wrote that chapter. And in all fairness it was neither his nor Tony's decision to write such a brief chapter.What this book had lacked in details it had made up for in clarity.Mr. Greenland seems to have written his book with hobby novices in mind.His book makes seemingly difficult tasks look easy.For example; the sections on applying zimmerit, applying dry transfers, painting markings, making bolts and chain links, and his recommendations on using oils, enamels, primers, and pastels on plastics, resins, or metals make the book worth the money.I had given his book such a low rating because he should have packed more information/templates instead of having so many photos of his work.The panzer in the photos are beautiful but this is a textbook rather than being a showcase for his completed works.He should have included only photos of works-in-progress that relate directly to his text.However, by Mr. Greenland's own admission he had never taken many photos of his works-in-progress.Tony deserves five star for the helpful tips, three stars for the overall text because it is well written but too sparse on information at times, and one for the photo selections but that doesn't include chapter six, seven, and eight because those significantly enhanced the text.So, taking all three scores together it averages out to three.But all novice German WWII affectionados should buy it anyway because of Tony's easy-to-follow tips are cheaper in terms of one's money, time, and sanity than making all of the mistakes oneself. ... Read more

36. Guide to Mathematical Modelling
by Dilwyn Edwards
Paperback: 320 Pages (2007-04-01)
list price: US$39.95 -- used & new: US$29.95
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Asin: 0831133376
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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A basic introduction to Mathematical Modelling, this book encourages readers to participate in the investigation of a wide variety of modeling examples. These are carefully paced so that readers can identify and develop the skills which are required for successful modeling. The examples also promote an appreciation of the enormous range of problems to which mathematical modeling skills can be usefully applied.

Distinctive Features
- Contains 12 examples that are completely new and have been used by student groups.
- The chapter on difference equations is new to this edition.
- Presents modeling methodology in detail and includes the essential skills for producing a successful model.
- Provides coverage of `discrete' models where the outcome is needed at discrete time intervals, such as hourly, daily, and yearly.
- Investigates models in which the variables are continuous functions of time, such as often occurs in physics and engineering problems.
- Covers problems that include a random feature that demand some statistical analysis.
- Presents a collection of more demanding examples, some of which are fully developed while others are left for students to process.
- Offers a chapter on communication skills, enabling students to explain the ideas behind the model to other people.
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Review of Mathematical Modeling Techniques
I have personally found this book to be extremely helpful in understanding mathematical modeling as well as statistical models in general.The book helps define what mathematical modeling is exactly, a framework to go about developing your own models and provides ample example cases so that you truly "get" what they are trying to teach you.

I found the many examples given throughout the book to be the most helpful.Given that they go over several types of modeling techniques (e.g., using difference equations, differential equations, simulation, data fitting, etc.), the examples help solidify when you might use one technique over another as well as the benefits and drawbacks of each.Furthermore, I have developed a better appreciation for certain mathematical concepts that I understood from a technical sense, but not necessarily from an intuitive or conceptual sense.

Some examples that they go over include those from the physical world (e.g., parachuting, evacuating a building, etc.), the business world (e.g., profit maximization) and the "real world" (e.g., population growth, survival, etc.).

Overall I highly recommend this book. ... Read more

37. Modelling the P-40: "Hawk 81, Tomahawk, Warhawk and Kittyhawk" (Osprey Modelling)
by Brett Green
Paperback: 80 Pages (2005-01-01)
list price: US$19.95 -- used & new: US$13.27
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Asin: 1841768235
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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The P-40 was a dependable warhorse that provided valuable service throughout World War II. The earliest operational variants were used to great effect by the famous 'Flying Tigers' in China, and the P-40 went on to serve in almost every theatre of the war. Modellers are well served with P-40 variants from major manufacturers and after-market companies, and this book helps make the most of the products available. The projects featured in clear step-by-step detail include a 1/32 'Flying Tiger' P-40B, an RAAF Kittyhawk Mk.IV in 1/48, a TP-40N two-seat trainer in 1/48 and an RAF Desert Kittyhawk in 1/72 scale. Superb colour reference photographs and detailed lists of kits and accessories available round off this authoritative treatment. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars A good reference book for modelers of WW-II aircraft
I'm currently in the process of building two models representing the American Volunteer Group (AVG) who flew an early model of the P-40 against the Japanese Army Air Force at the start of WW-II. This book provided me with valuable information about building an accurate model of the aircraft flown by David Lee "Tex" Hill, one of the aces of the group (and one of my personal heroes.

Most kits of the P-40B are out-of-scale in one part or another, and this book helped me to model the one I'm working on; modifications of several contours, mainly the horizontal stabilizer, were required. In addition, paint colors can be a problem as these early aircraft were to be sent to Great Britain before being co-opted by the AVG for Flying Tiger use.

4-0 out of 5 stars P-40 modelling help
A good cross section of projects. The finishing (specifically painting) techniques could be expanded, or even a separate chapter on painting and weathering techniques added to the book. I found the book invaluable to doing a quality build of a 1/48 P-40. ... Read more

38. Modelling and Managing the Depressive Disorders: A Clinical Guide
by Gordon Parker, Vijaya Manicavasagar
Paperback: 260 Pages (2005-09-12)
list price: US$77.99 -- used & new: US$18.97
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Asin: 0521671442
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The DSM and ICD mental illness classificatory systems define mood disorder as essentially a single condition varying only by severity. Gordon Parker and Vijaya Manicavasagar expose the weaknesses in the existing models, and describe a new approach to sub-typing and managing depression based on there being some specific defined manifestations, including melancholia and psychotic depression, as well as versions of the condition highly dependent on life stresses and personality styles. They argue that depression can exist as a disease, a disorder, a syndrome and a normal reaction, and it therefore requires a multi-modal approach to conceptualization and management. ... Read more

39. Terrain Modelling (Modelling Masterclass)
by Richard Windrow
Hardcover: 128 Pages (2001-08-25)
list price: US$39.95 -- used & new: US$21.95
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Asin: 1841760625
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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This title helps modellers who wish to display the results of their efforts to the best advantage in a diorama. This book provides detailed information on how to create many different types of terrain; the paints, glues, tools and materials that will be of help to the modeller; and how these can be obtained both in Europe and the USA. Illustrated with some 200 photographs and written by a master of diorama modelling with a lifetime's experience, this book provides the essential and invaluable guide to the materials and techniques needed to create top quality terrain for anywhere from Ancient Rome to the Western Front. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Very nice DVD
This DVD, not to be confused with the book, is over 90 minutes of Richard Windrow showing you how to pick, mix, and use material to make a panorama.He also shows you have to fix common mistakes and gives good tips on how to find cheap material for making natural landscapes - some of which involves real herbs and plants.Very simple and a good starting point for any person interested in modeling - kind of makes it look easy.

3-0 out of 5 stars good starting point but outdated
As someone else mentioned this is a good but not great book. After looking at some of the photos in the 'look inside this book' feature I thought it would be a great resource. The truth is that many of the techniques are outdated and for modellers today not detailed enough and out of scale. The photos are only so-so as well (in print quality) And there aren't really many step by step pictures to help explain the text instructions.
Some of the positives are that there are some decent reference photos of real world equivalents in the different sections and it is fairly well written (except for the section on trees which is excerpted from another book)
For military modellers I think Shep Paine's book is a better buy, and more suitable for beginners, although it is also rather outdated.
Some of the newer xtreme modelling publications are much better than these books (not available through amazon though)

5-0 out of 5 stars Terrain Modeling book review
Great book, very helpfull as I am a novice to this subject. Inspirational and in depth information.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book
Read every page, and now constantly using as a reference. Great book for beginner and intermediate ability modellers. Definite A+ recommendation.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Video about the subject
I have both the author's books and this DVD had helped me placed the facts together. It is a must have item for any serious hobbyist. The author has given some good tips and tricks in building diorama. In fact, some of the item he recommended in his diorama can be found in your own backyard. ... Read more

40. Modelling the Middle Ages: The History and Theory of England's Economic Development
by John Hatcher, Mark Bailey
Hardcover: 272 Pages (2001-07-05)
list price: US$74.00 -- used & new: US$40.35
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Asin: 0199244111
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This book surveys the most influential theoretical approaches adopted for the study of medieval economy and society. It offers an accessible introduction to medieval economic history, an up-to-date critique of established models, and a succinct treatise on historiographical method. ... Read more

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