Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science by Charles Wheelan and Burton G. Malkiel
English | ISBN: 0393337642 | 2010 | 354 pages | EPUB + MOBI | 0,3 + 0,5 MB
Economics has often been an orphan in the world of college electives largely ignored, rarely enjoyed, and almost instantly forgotten by undergraduates. In his new book, Wheelan, a Chicago-based correspondent for the Economist, has decided to shake the dust off economics, making the case that it is not just an arcane academic science but a practical set of tools. (Library Journal)
Ever wonder what it means when the Fed raises interest rates? Or why there are occasional fears of inflation? To the rescue comes this simplified and chatty nontextbook textbook. Using words rather than math, it makes economics accessible, comprehensible and appealing. Wheelan, the Economist's Midwest correspondent, breezily explains the big picture, including finance, capital markets, government institutions and more. His informal style belies the sophisticated and scholarly underpinnings of his subject. Wheelan champions the often-maligned science: "Economics should not be accessible only to the experts. The ideas are too important and too interesting." Well before book's end, highly persuasive yet simply illustrated concepts sway the reader. Complex ideas are demystified and made clear, using familiar examples, such as the price of sweatshirts at the Gap. A chapter on financial markets compares a grapefruit and ice cream fad diet with get-rich-quick schemes. (He wryly offers the mantra "Save. Invest. Repeat.") Similarly, an explanation of interest rates compares them to "rental rates," an easy-to-grasp concept. And to convey what the major international institutions do, Wheelan writes: "If the World Bank is the world's welfare agency, then its sister organization, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is the fire department responsible for dousing international financial crises." Wheelan's simplicity does not mask the detailed encapsulation of complicated issues, such as relative wealth, globalization and the importance of human capital. He smartly shows that while economic consequences can be global, they are also a part of everyday life.
Louder Than Words: Take Your Career from Average to Exceptional with the Hidden Power of Nonverbal Intelligence
Louder Than Words: Take Your Career from Average to Exceptional with the Hidden Power of Nonverbal Intelligence by Joe Navarro and Toni Sciarra Poynter
English | ISBN: 0061771392 , 0062015044 | 2010 | 256 pages | MOBI + EPUB | 0,5 + 0,6 MB
International bestselling author and behavior expert Joe Navarro helps you successfully navigate the business world by understanding what your boss and coworkers are really thinking.
Why is it that some people have all the elements of success—education, skills, integrity, motivation—but can't seem to move from effectiveness to excellence in their careers? Behavior expert Joe Navarro reveals the long-sought answer. Louder Than Words teaches how to master nonverbal intelligence, the ability to interpret and use nonverbal signals—in poker terms, "tells"—in business to assess and influence others.
Drawing on his decades in the behavioral sciences, Navarro shows how to use his simple yet powerful "comfort/discomfort" model to decode what's really being said at meetings, interviews, negotiations, presentations, business meals, and more, including the casual exchanges that often impact decisions and reputations.
Nanotechnologies for Future Mobile Devices by Tapani Ryhänen, Mikko A. Uusitalo, Olli Ikkala and Asta Kärkkäinen
English | 2010 | ISBN-10: 0521112168 | PDF | 282 pages | 4,3 MB
Explore the potential for nanotechnologies to transform future mobile and Internet communications. Based on a research collaboration between Nokia, Helsinki University of Technology, and the University of Cambridge, here leading researchers review the current state-of-the art and future prospects for:
• Novel multifunctional materials, dirt repellent, self-healing surface materials, and lightweight structural materials capable of adapting their shape • Portable energy storage using supercapacitor-battery hybrids based on new materials including carbon nanohorns and porous electrodes, fuel cell technologies, energy harvesting and more efficient solar cells • Electronics and computing advances reaching beyond IC scaling limits, new computing approaches and architectures, embedded intelligence and future memory technologies. • Nanoscale transducers for mechanical, optical and chemical sensing, sensor signal processing, and nanoscale actuation • Nanoelectronics to create ultrafast and adaptive electronics for future radio technologies • Flat panel displays with greater robustness, improved resolution, brightness and contrast, and mechanical flexibility • Manufacturing and innovation processes, plus commercialization of nanotechnologies.
The Paleo Approach: Reverse Autoimmune Disease and Heal Your Body by Sarah Ballantyne and Robb Wolf
English | 2014 | ISBN: 1936608391 | ISBN-13: 9781936608393 | 432 pages | EPUB, MOBI | 7,2 + 7,3 MB
An estimated 50 million Americans suffer from some form of autoimmune disease. If you're among them, you may know all too well how little modern medicine can do to alleviate your condition. But that's no reason to give up hope. In this groundbreaking book, Sarah D. Ballantyne, Ph.D., draws upon current medical research and her own battle with an autoimmune disorder to show you how you can become completely symptom-free—the natural way.
Living with the Dead: Ancestor Worship and Mortuary Ritual in Ancient Egypt by Nicola Harrington
English | 2012 | ISBN: 1842174932 | ISBN-13: 9781842174937 | 208 pages | PDF | 38,6 MB
Living with the Dead presents a detailed analysis of ancestor worship in Egypt, using a diverse range of material, both archaeological and anthropological, to examine the relationship between the living and the dead. Iconography and terminology associated with the deceased reveal indistinct differences between the blessedness and malevolence and that the potent spirit of the dead required constant propitiation in the form of worship and offerings.
A range of evidence is presented for mortuary cults that were in operation throughout Egyptian history and for the various places, such as the house, shrines, chapels and tomb doorways, where the living could interact with the dead. The private statue cult, where images of individuals were venerated as intermediaries between people and the Gods is also discussed. Collective gatherings and ritual feasting accompanied the burial rites with separate, mortuary banquets serving to maintain ongoing ritual practices focusing on the deceased. Something of a contradiction in attitudes is expressed in the evidence for tomb robbery, the reuse of tombs and funerary equipment and the ways in which communities dealt with the death and burial of children and others on the fringe of society. This significant study furthers our understanding of the complex relationship the ancient Egyptians had with death and with their ancestors; both recently departed and those in the distant past.
Complete Criminal Law: Text, Cases, and Materials, 3 edition by Janet Loveless
English | 2012 | ISBN: 0199646414 | ISBN-13: 9780199646418 | 784 pages | PDF | 8,3 MB
Complete Criminal Law: Text, Cases, & Materials offers a student-centered approach to the criminal law syllabus. Clear and concise explanation of general legal principles is combined with fully integrated extracts from the leading cases and a wide range of academic materials.
The extracts have been carefully selected to ensure that they are detailed enough to illustrate the point of law under consideration, but succinct enough not to disrupt the flow of the text or to intimidate the student new to the study of criminal law.
Criminal Law, 8 edition (Core Text) by Nicola Padfield
English | 2012 | ISBN: 0199644357 | ISBN-13: 9780199644353 | 380 pages | PDF | 2,9 MB
The Core Text Series provides students with reliable, concise, value-for-money coverage of key legal disciplines. Each title in the series seeks to strip its subject to the core - identifying the fundamental principles which underlie it and concentrating on the most important topics - while continuing to identify the intellectual challenges and difficulties within it.
The result is a range of texts which take you straight to the heart of the subject matter by providing a succinct and reliable account of the current law. Written by leading academic authors, titles in the series are invaluable guides for students of law at all levels.
Criminal Law Core Text provides a concise account of all the relevant aspects of criminal law in a manageable and thought-provoking way. Underpinned by the author's expert insight, this is an essential introductory guide to criminal law. In an area of law where case law is so integral to effective understanding of the different legal principles, Criminal Law Core Text provides numerous key case summaries to help you remember the key points of law.
Students are able to consolidate their own learning through the chapter summaries, further reading and self-test question sections of the book.
Property Valuation, 2 edition by Peter Wyatt
English | 2013 | ISBN: 1119968658 | ISBN-13: 9781119968658 | 490 pages | PDF | 11,2 MB
This new edition of the ‘all in one' textbook for the postgraduate study of valuation on real estate courses retains its focus on the valuation and appraisal of commercial and industrial property across investment, development and occupier markets. It is structured from the client perspective and covers single-asset pricing, risk and return issues.
The structure of the book has been substantially revised. Part A introduces the key microeconomic principles, focussing on land as a resource, production functions, supply and demand and price determination. The locational aspect of real estate is also introduced. Macroeconomic considerations are categorised by the main market sectors (and their function); the market for land (development), for space (occupation) and for money (investment). The economic context is set and the author then explains why property valuations are required and discusses the main determinants of value and how they might be identified. The mathematics required to financially quantify value determinants are also introduced. Part B of the book describes the methods of valuation; Part C applies these methods to the valuation of a range of property types for a wide variety of purposes; and Part D covers investment and development appraisal.
Stock Screening - Select Your Own Trading & Investing Ideas That Beat The Market by Daniel Morrison
English | 2013 | ISBN: n/a | ASIN: B00C0F8HNU | 52 pages | EPUB | 0,2 MB
Are you ready to pick your own stocks? Tired of following other people’s advice? Then this book is for you. If you have to listen too the ‘experts’ for years and have been burnt. Then its time to learn to pick great stocks!
This book is divided into seven main chapters:
1. Picking Stocks - talks about why you need to be choosing your own stocks in today’s market.
2. Analysis of Financial Statements - breaks down financial statements and shows what investors should be looking for.
3. Exchanges And Analysts - discusses two other variables that are important to stock selection
4. Fundamental Screeners - some of the best screeners that will help you find the perfect tool to assist your stock screening process.
5. Technical Screeners - a guide through the many advanced screeners that screen technicals, including the broker with the best charting package.
6. Screening Strategies - a selection of basic screening strategy’s for you to follow.
7. More Stock Screening Strategies - where to go next after this book.
Lose Weight WITHOUT Dieting: The Animal KIngdom Way by David Nordmark
English | 2010 | ISBN-10: 1449948316 | EPUB, MOBI | 120 pages | 1,5 + 2,5 MB
Diets don't work. Studies have shown that only 5 percent of people who go on a diet are able to keep the weight off for more than a year. Yet even with this 95 percent failure rate the weight loss industry continues to flood the market with new diets and useless gimmicks. What's the secret to true, long lasting weight loss?
The key is to focus on your habits as they are related to food, not dieting. Unlike animals in nature human beings acquire a whole host of unnatural habits related to food without even realizing it. By changing these habits, most of whom you are probably not even aware off, you can start to lose weight naturally and easily. Get off the Diet roller coaster and start losing weight WITHOUT dieting today! To learn more about this course as well as others related to natural fitness and health (including information on how you can get this book for free!!) visit animal-kingdom-workouts.com to learn more.
Mastering Bitcoin: Unlocking digital crypto-currencies by Andreas M. Antonopoulos
English | 2014 | ISBN: 1449374042 | ISBN-13: 9781449374044 | 250 pages | EPUB | 1,9 MB
Mastering Bitcoin tells you everything you need to know about joining one of the most exciting revolutions since the invention of the web: digital money. Bitcoin is the first successful digital currency. It's instant, global, frictionless and it is changing money forever.
Bitcoin is still in its infancy, and yet it has already spawned an economy valued at nearly $2 billion that is growing exponentially. Established companies like PayPal are considering adding bitcoin as a payment method, and investors are funding a flurry of new startups aiming to stake claims in a new industry that may rival the Internet in terms of scale and impact on daily life.
If you're interested in learning more about the technical operation of bitcoin, or if you're building the next great bitcoin killerapp or business, you will find this book essential reading. From the basic use of a bitcoin wallet to buy a cup of coffee, to running a bitcoin marketplace with hundreds of thousands of transactions, or collaboratively building new financial innovations that will transform our understanding of currency and credit, this book will help you engineer money. You're about to unlock the API to a new economy. This book is your key.
Handbook of Optics, Third Edition Volume I: Geometrical and Physical Optics, Polarized Light, Components and Instruments
Handbook of Optics, Third Edition Volume I: Geometrical and Physical Optics, Polarized Light, Components and Instruments by Michael Bass and oth.
English | 2009 | ISBN-10: 0071498893 | PDF | 1248 pages | 11 MB
The most comprehensive and up-to-date optics resource available
Prepared under the auspices of the Optical Society of America, the five carefully architected and cross-referenced volumes of the Handbook of Optics, Third Edition, contain everything a student, scientist, or engineer requires to actively work in the field.
From the design of complex optical systems to world-class research and development methods, this definitive publication provides unparalleled access to the fundamentals of the discipline and its greatest minds.
Individual chapters are written by the world's most renowned experts who explain, illustrate, and solve the entire field of optics. Each volume contains a complete chapter listing for the entire Handbook, extensive chapter glossaries, and a wealth of references. This pioneering work offers unprecedented coverage of optics data, techniques, and applications.Volume I covers geometrical and physical optics, polarized light, components, and instruments.
The Baby Bump: 100s of Secrets to Surviving Those 9 Long Months by Carley Roney
English | 2010 | ISBN: 0811876942 | ISBN-13: 9780811876940 | 176 pages | EPUB | 12,8 MB
Becoming pregnant is hugely exciting, but with so many things to think about, it can also be a bit overwhelming. Ease all worries with The Baby Bump, a comprehensive guide that offers expert and real mom advice on surviving those all-important nine months.
Featuring tips and advice on everything future moms really want to knowincluding what is safe to eat, how the baby develops week by week, and what to expect in the delivery roomreading this book is like chatting with a been-there, done-that best friend. The Baby Bump offers a wealth of fun features such as Birth Plan Checklists, a Kick Count Tracker, and a Work Your Wardrobe outfit assembly guideall wrapped in a bright, cheerful package. It's the must-have resource for any mom-to-be.
Superior Memory (Essays in Cognitive Psychology) by Elizabeth Valentine and John Wilding
English | ISBN: 0863774563 | 1997 | EPUB | 192 pages | 0,4 MB
This book examines the nature and causal antecedents of superior memory performance. The main theme is that such performance may depend on either specific memory techniques or natural superiority in the efficiency of one or more memory processes.
Chapter 2 surveys current views about the structure of memory and discusses whether common processes can be identified which might underlie general variation in memory ability, or whether distinct memory subsystems exist, the efficiency of which varies independently of each other.
Chapter 3 provides a comprehensive survey of existing evidence on superior memory performance. It examines techniques which underlie many examples of unusual memory performance, and concludes that not all this evidence is explicable in terms of such techniques. Relations between memory ability and other cognitive processes are also discussed.
Test Your Lateral Thinking IQ by Paul Sloane
English | ISBN: 0806906847 | 1994 | DJVU | 96 pages | 1 MB
Find out how good you are at lateral thinking. Improve your skills--and even raise your I.Q.-- by taking on these puzzles specially chosen for this collection. They will help you master the four keys to lateral thinking: testing assumptions, asking the right new questions, trying new ways to solve, using logic to test the new solutions.
Math Logic Puzzles by Kurt Smith
English | ISBN: 0806938641 | 1996 | DJVU | 96 pages | 0,7 MB
Seventy-five fun puzzles to help improve mathematical and thinking skills. Decipher various clues by adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, reading carefully, and using powers of reason. Transfer the information onto grids that are provided, and find the solution to a given set of circumstances. "...the book is a delightful collection of problem situations that teachers and students will enjoy using..."--Mathematics.
Math Puzzles and Games, Grades 6-8: Over 300 Reproducible Puzzles that Teach Math and Problem Solving
Math Puzzles and Games, Grades 6-8: Over 300 Reproducible Puzzles that Teach Math and Problem Solving by Terry Stickels
English | 2009 | ISBN: 0470227206 | 256 pages | PDF | 7 MB
Number puzzles, spatial/visual puzzles, cryptograms, Sudoku, Kokuro, logic puzzles, and word games like Frame Games are all a great way to teach math and problem-solving skills to elementary and middle school students.
In these two new collections, puzzle master Terry Stickels provides puzzles and brain games that range from simple to challenging and are organized by grade level and National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) content areas. Each book offers over 300 brain games that will help students learn core math concepts and develop critical thinking skills. The books include a wide range of puzzle types and cover a variety of math topics, from fractions and geometry to probability and algebra.
Homeplug AV and IEEE 1901: A Handbook for PLC Designers and Users by Haniph A. Latchman, Srinivas Katar, Larry Yonge and Sherman Gavette
English | 2013 | ISBN: 0470410736 | ISBN-13: 9780470410738 | 384 pages | PDF | 5,5 MB
The only authorized book explaining the HomePlug networking standards
HomePlug is a growing technology for creating high-speed Power Line Communication (PLC) networks by transmitting data over in-home or in-office power lines. Users only need to plug adapters into wall outlets to create an instant network of computers, printers, routers, home entertainment devices, and appliance control systems.
HomePlug AV and IEEE 1901: A Handbook for PLC Designers and Users provides for the first time an opportunity for non-members of the HomePlug Alliance to gain in-depth insight into the design and operation of the HomePlug standards. Offering a clear and simple description of the standards, this groundbreaking resource presents HomePlug AV and the associated IEEE 1901 standards in terms more readily understood by a much wider audience, including nontechnical managers, engineers, students, and HomePlug designers.
Preference, Value, Choice, and Welfare by Daniel M. Hausman
English | 2011 | ISBN: 1107695120 , 110701543X | ISBN-13: 9780521788915 , 9780521848886 | 168 pages | PDF | 1,7 MB
This book is about preferences, principally as they figure in economics. It also explores their uses in everyday language and action, how they are understood in psychology, and how they figure in philosophical reflection on action and morality. The book clarifies and for the most part defends the way in which economists invoke preferences to explain, predict, and assess behavior and outcomes.
Hausman argues, however, that the predictions and explanations economists offer rely on theories of preference formation that are in need of further development, and he criticizes attempts to define welfare in terms of preferences and to define preferences in terms of choices or self-interest. The analysis clarifies the relations between rational choice theory and philosophical accounts of human action. The book also assembles the materials out of which models of preference formation and modification can be constructed, and it comments on how reason and emotion shape preferences.
Organic Chemistry, 2 edition by Jonathan Clayden, Nick Greeves and Stuart Warren
English | 2012 | ISBN: 0199270295 | ISBN-13: 9780199270293 | 1250 pages | PDF | 15,3 MB
Inspiring and motivating students from the moment it published, Organic Chemistry has established itself in just one edition as the student's choice of an organic chemistry text.
The second edition refines and refocuses Organic Chemistry to produce a text that is even more student-friendly, coherent, and logical in its presentation than before.
Like the first, the second edition is built on three principles: