Author: Matthew Lynn
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
In 2001, Greece saw its application for membership into the Eurozone accepted, and the country sat down to the greatest free lunch in economic history. However, the coming years of global economic prosperity would lead to unrestrained spending, cheap borrowing, and a failure to implement financial reform, leaving the country massively exposed to a financial crisis—which duly struck. In Bust: Greece, the Euro, and the Sovereign Debt Crisis, Bloomberg columnist Matthew Lynn explores Greece's spectacular rise and fall from grace and the global repercussions of its financial disaster. Page by page, he provides a thrilling account of the Greek financial crisis, drawing out its origins, how it escalated, and its implications for a fragile global economy. Along the way, Lynn looks at how the Greek contagion has spread like wildfire throughout Europe and explores how government ineptitude as well as financial speculators compounded the problem. Blending financial history, politics, and current affairs, Lynn skillfully tells the story of how one nation rode the wave of economic prosperity and brought a continent, a currency, and, potentially, the global financial system to its knees. Lively, engaging, and thought provoking, Bust reminds us just how interconnected the world really is.
A comprehensive treatment of statistical applications for solving real-world environmental problems A host of complex problems face today's earth science community, such as evaluating the supply of remaining non-renewable energy resources, assessing the impact of people on the environment, understanding climate change, and managing the use of water. Proper collection and analysis of data using statistical techniques contributes significantly toward the solution of these problems. Statistics for Earth and Environmental Scientists presents important statistical concepts through data analytic tools and shows readers how to apply them to real-world problems. The authors present several different statistical approaches to the environmental sciences, including Bayesian and nonparametric methodologies. The book begins with an introduction to types of data, evaluation of data, modeling and estimation, random variation, and sampling—all of which are explored through case studies that use real data from earth science applications. Subsequent chapters focus on principles of modeling and the key methods and techniques for analyzing scientific data, including: Interval estimation and Methods for analyzinghypothesis testing of means time series data Spatial statistics Multivariate analysis Discrete distributions Experimental design Most statistical models are introduced by concept and application, given as equations, and then accompanied by heuristic justification rather than a formal proof. Data analysis, model building, and statistical inference are stressed throughout, and readers are encouraged to collect their own data to incorporate into the exercises at the end of each chapter. Most data sets, graphs, and analyses are computed using R, but can be worked with using any statistical computing software. A related website features additional data sets, answers to selected exercises, and R code for the book's examples. Statistics for Earth and Environmental Scientists is an excellent book for courses on quantitative methods in geology, geography, natural resources, and environmental sciences at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels. It is also a valuable reference for earth scientists, geologists, hydrologists, and environmental statisticians who collect and analyze data in their everyday work.
The Crowned White Eagle
Author: Anthony Kowalski
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
After eight centuries of growth, the Polish nation was annihilated by its neighbors from east, south and west. Two centuries of repression, enslavement and barbaric abuse followed. Yet the aspiration for freedom and democracy endured in the hearts of its people. Today the crowned white eagle again soars. Kowalski interweaves personal stories of his family and friends in a unique testimony to courage, bravery, and renewed hope.
This book is about the Danish "Pastor-Poet" Kaj Munk, who in the 1930's was Scandinavia's most talked about playwright. It describes his early fascination with Europe's "Strong Men," and with German theater. The book contains an in-depth analysis of his early disillusionment with democracy, and then his growing awareness of the true nature of Nazism and Fascism. It was in particular the Nazi treatment of Europe's Jews that brought Kaj Munk to the front of Danish resistance. He denounced Hitler and the German occupiers from the pulpit and, despite numerous warnings, refused to keep quiet. He was assassinated by the Nazis on January 4, 1944. Kaj Munk was a beacon of light in Denmark's darkest hour, one of that nation's most noted and discussed men of letters, and he remains so to this day.
Steel Detailers' Manual
Author: Alan Hayward, Frank Weare, A. C. Oakhill
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
This highly illustrated manual provides practical guidance on structural steelwork detailing. It: · describes the common structural shapes in use and how they are joined to form members and complete structures · explains detailing practice and conventions · provides detailing data for standard sections, bolts and welds · emphasises the importance of tolerances in order to achieve proper site fit-up · discusses the important link between good detailing and construction costs Examples of structures include single and multi-storey buildings, towers and bridges. The detailing shown will be suitable in principle for fabrication and erection in many countries, and the sizes shown will act as a guide to preliminary design. The third edition has been revised to take account of the new Eurocodes on structural steel work, together with their National Annexes. The new edition also takes account of developments in 3-D modelling techniques and it includes more CAD standard library details.
The Last Cantata
Author: Philippe Delelis
In 1747, at the command of Frederick the Great, Bach composes his last cantata. But there is an error in the score, one which is studied by a young woman from the Paris Conservatory centuries later. An error? Or a secret, which leads to the murder of friends and teachers... and Mozart. A thrilling novel, gracefully translated by Sue Rose.
"It is truly exciting and vastly stimulating to read an author who is a fine musicologist and at the same time one who is immersed in Lutheranism, for the coming together of Luther's theology and Bach's vocal music is of extraordinary historical importance. . . . This book establishes absolutely original insights into the workings of this great genius of musical composition."--George Buelow, Indiana University "It is truly exciting and vastly stimulating to read an author who is a fine musicologist and at the same time one who is immersed in Lutheranism, for the coming together of Luther's theology and Bach's vocal music is of extraordinary historical importance. . . . This book establishes absolutely original insights into the workings of this great genius of musical composition."--George Buelow, Indiana University
Keeping track of the finances is fundamental to the success of every business, but tackling the task yourself can be intimidating. Help is at hand, however, with this complete guide to small business money management. Packed with expert advice on all aspects of business finance, including basic bookkeeping and accounting, monitoring profit and performance, managing payroll, tackling tax, and forecasting for growth, Small Business Finance All-in-One For Dummies helps you to take control of your finances, stay on top of the paperwork, and keep the cash flowing.
Some Few Verses
Author: Clinton Joseph Masseck
Publisher: Palala Press
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Market_Desc: Management; Graduate students of operation management Special Features: · AUTHOR RECOGNITION: Dr. Robert Hayes, Emeritus, Harvard Business School, is the most recognizable academic authority in the field of Operations Management. He is the author and co-author of numerous trade and college books. His Wiley book, Restoring Our Competitive Edge: Competing Through Manufacturing has sold 60,000 copies, and is now in its 15th printing. It was chosen by The American Association of Publishers in 1984 as the best business book on business, management and economics. His article with William Abernathy, Managing Our Way Toward an Economic Decline is generally regarded as the most widely read reprint article in the history of Harvard Business Review.· PREVIOUS TRACK RECORD: Robert Hayes has co-authored two successful hybrid trade/college books. In 1984, he authored Restoring Our Competitive Edge: Competing Through Manufacturing (60,000 sold, of which approximately 20,000 were sold to the college market). In 1990 he was the lead author of Dynamic Manufacturing, for Free Press, (55,000 sold)· AUTHOR PROMOTION: Dr. Hayes maintains an excellent relationship with top executives at Hewlett-Packard, Canton Timken and other Fortune 500 companies, and he will send them complimentary copies to stimulate bulk purchases. Also, the authors will promote the book both to the Production Management Society and The Decision Science Institute. In addition, Dr. Upton will use the text in his executive education courses at Harvard Business School.· COLLEGE MARKET: This book will be strongly considered as the course book for the graduate level operations management course at the top-flight colleges and universities. About The Book: Hayes is a founder of the Operations Strategy field, and all four authors are on the Harvard Business School faculty. In Operations, Strategy, and Technology: Pursuing the Competitive Edge--the long-awaited follow-up to the highly successful classic, Restoring Our Competitive Edge--Bob Hayes, Gary Pisano, Dave Upton, and Steve Wheelwright take a fresh look at the foundations of corporate success. This book addresses the basic principles that guide the development of a powerful operations organization, and describes how a company's operating and technological resources can be applied to create a sustainable competitive advantage in today's new (global and IT-intensive) economy. Achieving a competitive advantage through superior operations is what the authors refer to as the operations edge.
Software Engineering Tools
Author: Dirk Draheim, John Grundy, John Hosking, Christof Lutteroth, Gerald Weber
The authors provide a high-level discussion of tools successfully used in todaya (TM)s software engineering projects. Beyond state-of-the-art technology and current trends, the book also provides a discussion of visions and possible future trends of software development. It explains how tools support several activities in a software engineering life cycle. Tools for managing work products, for requirements engineering, design, coding, testing, version control, configuration management, deployment, and documentation are considered, as are tools for project management and tracking. The book summarizes the features of each class of software engineering tools on a conceptual level, so that the reader is able to estimate the potential risks and rewards of various software tools to decide which is best suited for their task. This makes the book a valuable resource for software developers, solution providers, decision makers and project managers.