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Clifford Geertz Local Knowledge (Text Only) Clifford Geertz Local Knowledge (Text Only) Новинка

Clifford Geertz Local Knowledge (Text Only)

801.18 руб.
The noted cultural anthropologist and author of 'The Interpretation of Cultures' deepens our understanding of human societies through the intimacies of 'local knowledge.'This sequel to The Interpretation of Cultures is a collection of essays which reject large abstractions, going beyond the mere translation of one culture into another, and looks at the underlying, compartmentalized reality.
Thierry Benoist Mathematical Programming Solver Based on Local Search Thierry Benoist Mathematical Programming Solver Based on Local Search Новинка

Thierry Benoist Mathematical Programming Solver Based on Local Search

5634.33 руб.
This book covers local search for combinatorial optimization and its extension to mixed-variable optimization. Although not yet understood from the theoretical point of view, local search is the paradigm of choice for tackling large-scale real-life optimization problems. Today’s end-users demand interactivity with decision support systems. For optimization software, this means obtaining good-quality solutions quickly. Fast iterative improvement methods, like local search, are suited to satisfying such needs. Here the authors show local search in a new light, in particular presenting a new kind of mathematical programming solver, namely LocalSolver, based on neighborhood search. First, an iconoclast methodology is presented to design and engineer local search algorithms. The authors’ concern regarding industrializing local search approaches is of particular interest for practitioners. This methodology is applied to solve two industrial problems with high economic stakes. Software based on local search induces extra costs in development and maintenance in comparison with the direct use of mixed-integer linear programming solvers. The authors then move on to present the LocalSolver project whose goal is to offer the power of local search through a model-and-run solver for large-scale 0-1 nonlinear programming. They conclude by presenting their ongoing and future work on LocalSolver toward a full mathematical programming solver based on local search.
Amy Cortese Locavesting. The Revolution in Local Investing and How to Profit From It Amy Cortese Locavesting. The Revolution in Local Investing and How to Profit From It Новинка

Amy Cortese Locavesting. The Revolution in Local Investing and How to Profit From It

1413.02 руб.
How individuals and communities can profit from local investing In the wake of the financial crisis, investors are faced with a stark choice: entrust their hard-earned dollars to the Wall Street casino, or settle for anemic interest rates on savings, bonds, and CDs. Meanwhile, small businesses are being starved for the credit and capital they need to grow. There's got to be a better way. In Locavesting: The Revolution in Local Investing and How to Profit from It, Amy Cortese takes us inside the local investing movement, where solutions to some of the nation's most pressing problems are taking shape. The idea is that, by investing in local businesses, rather than faceless conglomerates, investors can earn profits while building healthy, self-reliant communities. Introduces you to the ideas and pioneers behind the local investing movement Profiles the people and communities who are putting their money to work in their own backyards and taking control of their destinies Explores innovative investment strategies, from community capital and crowdfunding to local stock exchanges With confidence in Wall Street and the government badly shaken, Americans are looking for alternatives. Local investing offers a way to rebuild our nest eggs, communities, and, just perhaps, our country.
Ciblac Thierry Sustainable Masonry. Stability and Behavior of Structures Ciblac Thierry Sustainable Masonry. Stability and Behavior of Structures Новинка

Ciblac Thierry Sustainable Masonry. Stability and Behavior of Structures

11075.99 руб.
This book covers the impact of sustainable masonry on the environment, touting the many benefits of utilizing local and/or low embodied energy materials in the construction of sustainable buildings.
Dickens Charles The Mudfog Papers Dickens Charles The Mudfog Papers Новинка

Dickens Charles The Mudfog Papers

322 руб.
Charles Dickens was an English writer and social critic. The Mudfog Papers is his collection of sketches that describes the local politics of the fictional town of Mudfog. It also describes the delusions of its mayor Nicholas Tulrumble and his disastrous attempts at putting on a public show and the meetings of its Society for the Advancement of Everything.
Dickens C. The Mudfog Papers = Мадфогские записки: на англ.яз Dickens C. The Mudfog Papers = Мадфогские записки: на англ.яз Новинка

Dickens C. The Mudfog Papers = Мадфогские записки: на англ.яз

223 руб.
Charles Dickens was an English writer and social critic. The Mudfog Papers is his collection of sketches that describes the local politics of the fictional town of Mudfog. It also describes the delusions of its mayor Nicholas Tulrumble and his disastrous attempts at putting on a public show and the meetings of its Society for the Advancement of Everything. .
Greg Woolf Tales of the Barbarians. Ethnography and Empire in the Roman West Greg Woolf Tales of the Barbarians. Ethnography and Empire in the Roman West Новинка

Greg Woolf Tales of the Barbarians. Ethnography and Empire in the Roman West

2065.04 руб.
Tales of the Barbarians traces the creation of new mythologies in the wake of Roman expansion westward to the Atlantic, and offers the first application of modern ethnographic theory to ancient material. Investigates the connections between empire and knowledge at the turn of the millennia, and the creation of new histories in the Roman West Explores how ancient geography, local histories and the stories of wandering heroes were woven together by Greek scholars and local experts Offers a fresh perspective by examining passages from ancient writers in a new light
Dermot O'Hare Local Structural Characterisation. Inorganic Materials Series Dermot O'Hare Local Structural Characterisation. Inorganic Materials Series Новинка

Dermot O'Hare Local Structural Characterisation. Inorganic Materials Series

9607.35 руб.
Inorganic materials are at the heart of many contemporary real-world applications, in electronic devices, drug delivery, bio-inspired materials and energy storage and transport. In order to underpin novel synthesis strategies both to facilitate these applications and to encourage new ones, a thorough review of current and emerging techniques for materials characterisation is needed. Examining important techniques that allow investigation of the structures of inorganic materials on the local atomic scale, Local Structural Characterisation discusses: Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy X-Ray Absorption and Emission Spectroscopy Neutrons and Neutron Spectroscopy EPR Spectroscopy of Inorganic Materials Analysis of Functional Materials by X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy This addition to the Inorganic Materials Series provides a detailed and thorough review of these spectroscopic techniques and emphasises the interplay between chemical synthesis and physical characterisation.
А. И. Локотко Tourist Mosaic of Belarus А. И. Локотко Tourist Mosaic of Belarus Новинка

А. И. Локотко Tourist Mosaic of Belarus

3077 руб.
52 local districts of comprehensive historical and cultural heritage are considered. They were pointed out for the first time in scientific practice on the basis of analysis of peculiarities of natural and landscape environment, system of settlements, communications, development of settlements, traditional material and spiritual culture of all regions of the republic. The maps of local historical and cultural territories are provided. The prospective tourist routes (land, water, etc.) are proposed in the described local districts of comprehensive historical and cultural heritage on the basis of the existing natural components, preserved monuments and relics of architecture, history, national art of building, ethnography, and museums in operation. Offers and recommendations how to preserve and use the objects of historical and cultural heritage of small towns and historical rural settlements of Belarus are provided. Names of places on skeleton maps have been made in accordance with International cartographic rules and they could be different from corresponding ones in the text.
Vlad Linder The Chronicles of Cambodia Vlad Linder The Chronicles of Cambodia Новинка

Vlad Linder The Chronicles of Cambodia

100 руб.
One can travel in different ways: observe the surroundings comfortably through a car window; or blend into the local people’s life, experiencing and going through their pain and joy, troubles and concern, just like the author of The Chronicles of Cambodia did. In this book Vlad Linder described in detail his journey to the land of The Khmer Rouge, which took place in April 2012…
Pamela Crossley Kyle The Wobbling Pivot, China since 1800. An Interpretive History Pamela Crossley Kyle The Wobbling Pivot, China since 1800. An Interpretive History Новинка

Pamela Crossley Kyle The Wobbling Pivot, China since 1800. An Interpretive History

2065.04 руб.
This comprehensive but concise narrative of China since the eighteenth century builds its story around the delicate relationship between central government and local communities. Rejects the traditional view of China as a wholly harmonious society based on principles of stability – the Unwobbling Pivot of Ezra Pound's translation of the Chinese classic Zhongyong Provides an original interpretation, arguing that developments can be explained through an understanding of China’s surprising swings between centralization and decentralization, between local initiative and central authoritarianism Serves as an introduction to the subject, while readers with a background in Chinese history will find the book offers a personal perspective and addresses long-standing interpretive issues Supported by a variety of timelines, maps, illustrations, and extensive notes for further reading Places China’s history within the context of global change
Luke Gibson Conservation Biology. Voices from the Tropics Luke Gibson Conservation Biology. Voices from the Tropics Новинка

Luke Gibson Conservation Biology. Voices from the Tropics

7726.04 руб.
The late Navjot Sodhi conceived this book as a way of bringing to the forefront of our conservation planning for the tropics the views of people who were actually working and living there. In its 31 chapters, 55 authors present their views on the conservation problems they face and how they deal with them. Effective long term conservation in the tropics requires the full participation of local people, organizations and governments. The human population of tropical countries is expected to grow by more than 2.5 billion people over the next several decades, with expectations of increased consumption levels growing even more rapidly than population levels; clearly there will be a need for more trained conservationists and biologists. Significant levels of local involvement are essential to conservation success, with the rights of local people fully recognized, protected and fostered by governmental and international assistance. Overarching conservation plans are necessary, but cannot in themselves lead to success. The individual experiences presented in the pages of this book will provide useful models that may serve to build better and more sustainable lives for the people who live in the tropics and lead to the continued survival of as many species and functioning ecosystems as possible.
Keith Floyd Floyd’s India Keith Floyd Floyd’s India Новинка

Keith Floyd Floyd’s India

513.75 руб.
Selling over 60,000 copies in hardback, this book has proven to be a fantastic hit with Floyd and curry fans alike. A sumptuous read, the book features witty anecdotes and fascinating historical insights, as well as a whole sub-continent of delicious recipes!Keith Floyd turns his attention to the remarkable continent of India. The greatness of India's cuisine lies in its regional foods and regional menus – Floyd will travel throughout the country, comparing and contrasting the different food styles.Floyd will journey from the green hill stations in the north of the country, through the bustling markets of Delhi, Calcutta and Madras, to the lush rice fields of the south. He'll cool off in the sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean and take tiffin with sari-clad memsahibs. He'll use the local specialities – the spices, mustard greens, dals, ghee, lotus seeds, almonds, and paneer – to create pasandas, kormas, koftas, bhajiyas, and all manner of spicy curry.Throughout his travels, Floyd will meet the local people, shop in local markets and cook according to custom. The sights and smells of India will be brought to life with beautiful, evocative photography, and Floyd, as always, will be an informative guide to this great country.Content1) Punjab2) Calcutta and West Bengal3) Mumbia (Bombay) & Maharashta4) Goa & Karnataka5) Chennai (Madras) & Tamil Nadu6) Kerala7) Delhi & Uttar Pradesh8) Rajasthan/Gujarat
John Keay The Honourable Company John Keay The Honourable Company Новинка

John Keay The Honourable Company

291.94 руб.
A history of the English East India company.During 200 years the East India Company grew from a loose association of Elizabethan tradesmen into «the grandest society of merchants in the universe». As a commercial enterprise it came to control half the world's trade and as a political entity it administered an embryonic empire. Without it there would have been no British India and no British Empire. In a tapestry ranging from Southern Africa to north-west America, and from the reign of Elizabeth I to that of Victoria, bizarre locations and roguish personality abound. From Bombay to Singapore and Hong Kong the political geography of today is, in some respects, the result of the Company. This book looks at the history of the East India Company.
Hardy T. The Trumpet-Major Hardy T. The Trumpet-Major Новинка

Hardy T. The Trumpet-Major

269 руб.
Thomas Hardy's only historical novel, The Trumpet Major is set in Wessex during the Napoleonic Wars. Hardy skilfully immerses us in the life of the day, making us feel the impact of historical events on the immemorial local way of life - the glamour of the coming of George III and his soldiery, fears of the press-gang and invasion, and the effect of distant but momentous events like the Battle of Trafalgar.He interweaves a compelling, bitter-sweet romantic love story of the rivalry of two brothers for the hand of the heroine Anne Garland, played out against the loves of a lively gallery of other characters. While there are elements of sadness and even tragedy, The Trumpet-Major shows Hardy's skills of story-telling, characterisation and description in a novel of vitality, comedy and warmth.
Lawrence David Herbert Women in Love Lawrence David Herbert Women in Love Новинка

Lawrence David Herbert Women in Love

1123 руб.
The novel tells of the relationships of two sisters, Ursula and Gudrun, who live in a Midland colliery town in the years before the First World War. Ursula falls in love with Birkin (a thinly disguised portrait of Lawrence himself) and Gudrun has an intense but tragic affair with Gerald, the son of a local colliery owner.
Damien Andre 3D Discrete Element Workbench for Highly Dynamic Thermo-mechanical Analysis. GranOO Damien Andre 3D Discrete Element Workbench for Highly Dynamic Thermo-mechanical Analysis. GranOO Новинка

Damien Andre 3D Discrete Element Workbench for Highly Dynamic Thermo-mechanical Analysis. GranOO

7223.67 руб.
Complex behavior models (plasticity, cracks, visco elascticity) face some theoretical difficulties for the determination of the behavior law at the continuous scale. When homogenization fails to give the right behavior law, a solution is to simulate the material at a meso scale in order to simulate directly a set of discrete properties that are responsible of the macroscopic behavior. The discrete element model has been developed for granular material. The proposed set shows how this method is capable to solve the problem of complex behavior that are linked to discrete meso scale effects. The first book solves the local problem, the second one presents a coupling approach to link the structural effects to the local ones, this third book presents the software workbench that includes all the theoretical developments.
Hardy Thomas Trumpet Major Hardy Thomas Trumpet Major Новинка

Hardy Thomas Trumpet Major

267 руб.
With an Introduction and Notes by Charles P.C. Pettit Thomas Hardy's only historical novel, The Trumpet Major is set in Wessex during the Napoleonic Wars. Hardy skilfully immerses us in the life of the day, making us feel the impact of historical events on the immemorial local way of life - the glamour of the coming of George III and his soldiery, fears of the press-gang and invasion, and the effect of distant but momentous events like the Battle of Trafalgar. He interweaves a compelling, bitter-sweet romantic love story of the rivalry of two brothers for the hand of the heroine Anne Garland, played out against the loves of a lively gallery of other characters. While there are elements of sadness and even tragedy, The Trumpet-Major shows Hardy's skills of story-telling, characterization and description in a novel of vitality, comedy and warmth.
Soumyajit Mukherjee Ductile Shear Zones. From Micro- to Macro-scales Soumyajit Mukherjee Ductile Shear Zones. From Micro- to Macro-scales Новинка

Soumyajit Mukherjee Ductile Shear Zones. From Micro- to Macro-scales

10856.07 руб.
The elucidation of the mechanisms and kinematics of shear zone deformation, at both local and regional scales, is the subject of a great deal of interest to scientists in the hydrocarbon industry, in seismology, and in structural geology more generally. This book comprises a collection of five theoretical and twelve regional contributions to the subject from a number of leading researchers in the field, with particular emphasis on work carried out in the Indian subcontinent. The book will be invaluable to advances students and researchers involved in the kinematics of shear.
Praga. 1:20 000 Praga. 1:20 000 Новинка

Praga. 1:20 000

937 руб.
A regional city map of Prague, Czech Republic at a scale of 1:20,000 (1" to 3/10ths mile) on one side and the reverse side contains the street index. The legend is in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, along with the local and regional languages.
Spencer Barrett C.H. Invasion Genetics. The Baker and Stebbins Legacy Spencer Barrett C.H. Invasion Genetics. The Baker and Stebbins Legacy Новинка

Spencer Barrett C.H. Invasion Genetics. The Baker and Stebbins Legacy

5428.04 руб.
Invasion Genetics: the Baker & Stebbins legacy provides a state-of-the-art treatment of the evolutionary biology of invasive species, whilst also revisiting the historical legacy of one of the most important books in evolutionary biology: The Genetics of Colonizing Species, published in 1965 and edited by Herbert Baker and G. Ledyard Stebbins. This volume covers a range of topics concerned with the evolutionary biology of invasion including: phylogeography and the reconstruction of invasion history; demographic genetics; the role of stochastic forces in the invasion process; the contemporary evolution of local adaptation; the significance of epigenetics and transgenerational plasticity for invasive species; the genomic consequences of colonization; the search for invasion genes; and the comparative biology of invasive species. A wide diversity of invasive organisms are discussed including plants, animals, fungi and microbes.
Linda Finlay The Bonbon Girl Linda Finlay The Bonbon Girl Новинка

Linda Finlay The Bonbon Girl

590.45 руб.
A heart-warming tale from the queen of West Country sagas, LINDA FINLAYIn a tumbledown Cornish cottage, with an alcoholic father, Colenso Carne works with the Serpentine stone from the local mine. When she catches the eye of the new factory manager, her father insists she rejects her beloved Kitto in order to marry Fenton.Forced to flee the village when Fenton turns nasty, she is taken under the wing of wise woman Mara and travels to local fairs, learning to make bonbons to pay her way.But she never gives up hope of being reunited with Kitto…Set against the dramatic Cornish coastline, this tale of triumph and tragedy will delight fans of Rosie Goodwin and Dilly Court.
Rutherfurd E. The Forest Rutherfurd E. The Forest Новинка

Rutherfurd E. The Forest

933 руб.
Few places lie closer to the heart of the nation's heritage than the New Forest. Now, Edward Rutherfurd, weaves its history and legends into compelling fiction. From the mysterious killing of King William Rufus, treachery and witchcraft, smuggling and poaching run through this epic tale of well-born ladies, lowly woodsmen, sailors, merchants and Cistercian monks. The feuds, wars, loyalties and passions of generations reach their climax in a crime that shatters the decorous society of Jane Austen's Bath, and whose ramifications continue through the age of the Victorian railway builders to the ecologists of the present day.
Morris Rossabi A History of China Morris Rossabi A History of China Новинка

Morris Rossabi A History of China

8159.19 руб.
Capturing China’s past in all its complexity, this multi-faceted history portrays China in the context of a larger global world, while incorporating the narratives of Chinese as well as non-Chinese ethnic groups and discussing people traditionally left out of the story—peasants, women, merchants, and artisans. Offers a complete political, economic, social, and cultural history of China, covering the major events and trends Written in a clear and uncomplicated style by a distinguished historian with over four decades of experience teaching undergraduates Examines Chinese history through the lens of global history to better understand how foreign influences affected domestic policies and practices Depicts the role of non-Chinese ethnic groups in China, such as Tibetans and Uyghurs, and analyzes the Mongol and Manchu rulers and their impact on Chinese society Incorporates the narratives of people traditionally left out of Chinese history, including women, peasants, merchants, and artisans
The Lido The Lido Новинка

The Lido

640 руб.
Rosemary has lived in Brixton all her life, but everything she knows is changing. Only the local lido, where she swims every day, remains a constant reminder of the past and her beloved husband George.Kate has just moved and feels adrift in a city that is too big for her. She's on the bottom rung of her career as a local journalist, and is determined to make something of it.So when the lido is threatened with closure, Kate knows this story could be her chance to shine. But for Rosemary, it could be the end of everything. Together they are determined to make a stand, and to prove that the pool is more than just a place to swim - it is the heart of the community. .
Bosch Pseudonymous You Have to Stop This Bosch Pseudonymous You Have to Stop This Новинка

Bosch Pseudonymous You Have to Stop This

1078 руб.
The Terces Society are accused of stealing an Ancient Egyptian mummy from the local museum, get trapped in a crate with a mummified cat, and unwittingly find themselves on their way to the great pyramids of...Las Vegas. As they draw ever closer to uncovering the Secret, so too do their arch-enemies, the Masters of the Midnight Sun.
Dickens C. The Mudfog Papers and Other Sketches = Мадфогские записки и другие очерки: на англ.яз. Dickens C. The Mudfog Papers and Other Sketches = Мадфогские записки и другие очерки: на англ.яз. Новинка

Dickens C. The Mudfog Papers and Other Sketches = Мадфогские записки и другие очерки: на англ.яз.

440 руб.
The Mudfog Papers, a collection of sketches by Charles Dickens, describes the local politics of the fictional town of Mudfog - such as thedelusions of grandeur of its mayor Nicholas Tulrumble and his disastrous attempts at putting on a public show - and the meetings of its Society for the Advancement of Everything, during which the town is overrun by illustrious scientists and professors conducting ostensibly pointless research.
Dickens Charles The Mudfog Papers and Other Sketches Dickens Charles The Mudfog Papers and Other Sketches Новинка

Dickens Charles The Mudfog Papers and Other Sketches

435 руб.
The Mudfog Papers, a collection of sketches by Charles Dickens, describes the local politics of the fictional town of Mudfog - such as thedelusions of grandeur of its mayor Nicholas Tulrumble and his disastrous attempts at putting on a public show - and the meetings of its Society for the Advancement of Everything, during which the town is overrun by illustrious scientists and professors conducting ostensibly pointless research.
Jorg Knieling Climate Adaptation Governance in Cities and Regions. Theoretical Fundamentals and Practical Evidence Jorg Knieling Climate Adaptation Governance in Cities and Regions. Theoretical Fundamentals and Practical Evidence Новинка

Jorg Knieling Climate Adaptation Governance in Cities and Regions. Theoretical Fundamentals and Practical Evidence

11445.19 руб.
Global climate change creates new challenges in particular for cities and regions. As centres of human activity they are especially vulnerable to climate change impacts. Adapting to a changing climate requires dealing with multiple uncertainties and complexity in order to allow proactive action. Therefore, cities and regions around the globe face the challenge of exploring flexible and innovative forms of governance which have to address specific local or regional vulnerabilities and build capacity to accommodate future change. This raises questions about the roles of stakeholders, the involvement of citizens, the composition and use of formal and informal instruments as well as the implementation of different forms of organization and regulation at the local and regional level. This book provides case studies from cities and regions all around the world. It analyses climate change adaptation from a perspective of organizing, administering and implementing local and regional adaptation strategies and measures. It looks into actors, actor-constellations, institutions and networks of climate adaptation. And, it provides the reader with knowledge about good practices and experiences to be transferred for solving adaptation challenges in cities and regions around the globe.
Dickens Charles The Mudfog Papers and Other Sketches Dickens Charles The Mudfog Papers and Other Sketches Новинка

Dickens Charles The Mudfog Papers and Other Sketches

698 руб.
Charles Dickens was an English writer and social critic. The Mudfog Papers is his collection of" sketches that describes the local politics of the fictional town of Mudfog. It also describes the delusions of its mayor Nicholas Tulrumble, his disastrous attempts at putting on a public show and the meetings of its Society for the Advancement of Everything, during which the town is overrun by illustrious scientists and professors conducting ostensibly pointless research.
London Jack On the Makaloa Mat London Jack On the Makaloa Mat Новинка

London Jack On the Makaloa Mat

479 руб.
Jack London was an American novelist, journalist and social activist. Pioneering the genre of magazine fiction and prototyping science fiction, he became one of the first writers, who gained worldwide fame and a large fortune. "On the Makaloa Mat" is a collection of seven short stories that describes life on the beautiful Hawaiian Islands. Full of descriptions of local nature and sea, it dives into the lives of characters and the effect that the contact with Western civilization causes.
Fernando Torres Torres: El Niño: My Story Fernando Torres Torres: El Niño: My Story Новинка

Fernando Torres Torres: El Niño: My Story

146.35 руб.
Fernando Torres is one of the hottest properties in world football. From local Madrid idol to Kop hero and European Championship winner, he talks here for the first time about the unique challenges faced in his two seasons in England, with candid snapshots of his early years in Spain and life in the North West on and off the field.At the age of 25, Spain’s Fernando Torres has already established himself as one of the Liverpool greats and a proud wearer of the fabled No 9 shirt.His first book, framed within 25 pivotal themes of his life, provides a captivating illustrated story of his career to date, alongside revealing insights into his formative years in Madrid, as a child football prodigy and lifelong fan of local club Atletico.Nicknamed ‘El Nino’ (The Kid), Torres opens up about life on the streets besides Atletico’s Vicente Calderon stadium, signing for the club at aged 15 and appointed club captain by 19, becoming, as one local journalist put it, ‘one part folk hero, one part native son, one part messiah.’When Liverpool broke their club transfer record to bring Torres to Anfield in July 2007, it proved the turning point in his career. Competing in the goldfish bowl of the English Premier League, settling into the North West and playing alongside Liverpool heroes like Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher, in the company of Spanish team-mates Pepe Reina, Xavi Alonso and Albert Rieira, and performing in front of the Kop who quickly adopted him as one of their own – Torres describes what it means to him to play on one of the greatest stages in world football, and compares and contrasts life in Spain with his new career in England.Away from the football, Torres talks about life out of the spotlight with his family and close friends, and what inspires and motivates him.
Hassan Radoine Architecture in Context. Designing in the Middle East Hassan Radoine Architecture in Context. Designing in the Middle East Новинка

Hassan Radoine Architecture in Context. Designing in the Middle East

3973.02 руб.
Architecture in Context: Designing in the Middle East provides a foundation for understanding the critical context of architecture and design in this region. It does this by: presenting a practical overview of architectural know-how in the Middle East, and its potential for cultivating a sense of place introducing local architectural vocabularies and styles, and how they can still be reactivated in contemporary design exploring the cultural and contextual meaning of forms as references that may influence contemporary architecture discussing important discourses and trends in architecture that allow a rethinking of the current global/local dichotomy. Highly illustrated, the book covers architecture and design in North Africa, the Levant, the Gulf, and Turkey, Iran and Iraq.
London Jack A Daughter of the Snows London Jack A Daughter of the Snows Новинка

London Jack A Daughter of the Snows

665 руб.
Jack London (1876-1916) was an American novelist, journalist and social activist. Pioneering the genre of magazine fiction and prototyping science fiction, he became one of the first writers, who gained worldwide fame and a large fortune. "A Daughter of the Snows" is the author's first novel. It tells the story of strong and self-reliant woman Frona Welse from Yukon, who has problems with the local community because of her manners and dubious friends. While being in love for two at once, she cannot choose between local man Gregory St Vincent, who turns out to be cowardly and treacherous, and mining engineer Vance Corliss.
Woolf Virginia Between the Acts Woolf Virginia Between the Acts Новинка

Woolf Virginia Between the Acts

458 руб.
Adeline Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) was an English writer and literary critic, the leading figure of the modernist literature of the first half of the twentieth century. She also was part of a group of English intellectuals, writers, and artists, graduates of Cambridge, called the Bloomsbury group. The story of the novel "Between the Acts" takes place in an English country house right before the Second World War, in the day of the pageant, the annual celebration of English history attended by the local community. It tells the story of the Oliver family, their hopes, worries, desires, and serves as a moving valedictory, as it is the last thing that Virginia Woolf ever wrote.
Townsend John Life-Size Animal Tracks Townsend John Life-Size Animal Tracks Новинка

Townsend John Life-Size Animal Tracks

1847 руб.
This eye-opening guide features to-scale representations of the prints left by all manner of animal species from across the globe, as well as salient facts about the different creatures. It will help young readers to identify an animal by the tracks it leaves, opening their eyes to the wonders of nature and encouraging them to explore and appreciate their local wildlife.
London Jack On the Makaloa Mat London Jack On the Makaloa Mat Новинка

London Jack On the Makaloa Mat

427 руб.
Jack London (1876 - 1916) was an American novelist, journalist and social activist. Pioneering the genre of magazine fiction and prototyping science fiction, he became one of the first writers, who gained worldwide fame and a large fortune. This collection of seven short stories describes life on the beautiful Hawaiian Islands. Full of descriptions of local nature and sea, it dives into the lives of characters and the effect that the contact with Western civilization causes.
Dickens C. The Mudfog Papers Dickens C. The Mudfog Papers Новинка

Dickens C. The Mudfog Papers

290 руб.
The Mudfog Papers, a collection of sketches by Dickens published in Bentley’s Miscellany between 1837 and 1838, describes the local politics of the fictional town of Mudfog – such as the delusions of grandeur of its mayor Nicholas Tulrumble and his disastrous attempts at putting on a public show – and the meetings of its Society for the Advancement of Everything, during which the town is overrun by illustrious scientists and professors conducting ostensibly pointless research. Written at the same time as Oliver Twist – indeed the serialized version of the novel referred to Mudfog as the protagonist’s home town – The Mudfog Papers lampoons all manner of journalistic and scientific writing of the time and showcases the young Dickens at his satirical best.
Sarah Maxwell The Price is Wrong. Understanding What Makes a Price Seem Fair and the True Cost of Unfair Pricing Sarah Maxwell The Price is Wrong. Understanding What Makes a Price Seem Fair and the True Cost of Unfair Pricing Новинка

Sarah Maxwell The Price is Wrong. Understanding What Makes a Price Seem Fair and the True Cost of Unfair Pricing

2434.45 руб.
Fair pricing is an issue that affects us all, whether we?re consumers or merchants. Throughout her career, Sarah Maxwell has seen how pricing practices?across a variety of different areas, from mobile phones and airline tickets to prescription drugs and gasoline?impact our everyday lives. Now, with The Price Is Wrong, Maxwell shares her deepest insights on this issue and examines both the psychological and sociological basis of fair pricing.
Diamant Anita The Last Days of Dogtown Diamant Anita The Last Days of Dogtown Новинка

Diamant Anita The Last Days of Dogtown

699 руб.
The tiny rural backwater of Dogtown nestled on Cape Ann and hugging the Massachusetts coast line, is a place that is reputedly dying, but its few remaining inhabitants show an enduring spirit that keeps a small flame of life alight. For here, in this forgotten hamlet, lives a cast of dignified, yet utterly eccentric characters. Black Ruth is one of only two Africans still living in the area; she dresses as a man, speaks to no-one, and continues her craft as the local stonemason, casting love and care over the stones she hews. Mrs Stanley is blousey, blonde and the local madam; a woman of total self-absorption, who cares nothing for her young grandson, coming of age amid the sights and sounds of a wretched rural brothel. Oliver Younger, a man with ambition, overcomes a cruel and miserable childhood to marry the woman of his dreams and create a family infused with love. At the centre of it all is Judy Rhines, a fiercely independent woman, generous and wise, but also heartbroken and lonely, whose taboo love for Cornelius, a former slave, burns at the core of her soul. Loosely based on the true story of a community, The Last Days of Dogtown is a rich, compassionate and compelling novel which illuminates a small, but vivid, chapter of nineteenth century America.
HELEN BIANCHIN Mistress Arrangements: Passion's Mistress / Desert Mistress / Mistress by Arrangement HELEN BIANCHIN Mistress Arrangements: Passion's Mistress / Desert Mistress / Mistress by Arrangement Новинка

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Shop owner Amanda leaves London behind for life in the country and find’s love with local vet Ben.Shop owner Amanda leaves London behind for life in the country and find’s love with local vet Ben in this fun, addictive winner of the Prima Flirty Fiction competition.
Gaskell Elizabeth Cleghorn North and South Gaskell Elizabeth Cleghorn North and South Новинка

Gaskell Elizabeth Cleghorn North and South

1020 руб.
Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell was an English novelist, biographer, and short story writer. The main heroine of North and South, Margaret Hale, is uprooted from her comfortable home in Hampshire to move with her family to the north of England. Initially repulsed by the ugliness of her new surroundings in the industrial town of Milton, Margaret becomes aware of the poverty and suffering of the local mill workers. There Margaret meets Mr. Thornton, a wealthy cotton mill owner, and dislikes him immediately, but he falls passionately in love with her.
Scott Walter The Fair Maid of Perth Scott Walter The Fair Maid of Perth Новинка

Scott Walter The Fair Maid of Perth

943 руб.
Walter Scott (1771-1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, poet, and playwright. Although he was an advocate and legal administrator by profession, Scott is most famous for his great literary works and activities in the Royal Highland Society. Inspired by the story of the Battle of the North Inch, "The Fair Maid of Perth" is set in Perth, Saint John's Town, and several other parts of Scotland in the early fifteenth century. It tells the story of Catharine Glover, the fair maid of the title and the daughter of a local glovemaker. While being in love with Henry Gow, the armorer, she also catches the eye of the Duke of Rothesay. When Gow interrupts an attempted abduction, he becomes drawn into royal intrigues and highland feud.
Keith Floyd Floyd Around the Med Keith Floyd Floyd Around the Med Новинка

Keith Floyd Floyd Around the Med

146.35 руб.
The ebook edition of Keith Floyd’s bestselling book which accompanied the television series of the same name. Floyd tours around the Mediterranean countries, looking at the different cuisines, lifestyles and countries, and cooking as he goes.In Floyd around the Med, Keith Floyd shares his experiences of travelling around the Mediterranean, exporing the food, drink and people of each region.He mixes with the glamorous jet-setters of Monte Carlo, endures a vertical mule ride in the Greek Islands, and shares wine with the monks of Saint Honorat off the Riviera coast. He barters in Turkish bazaars and Tunisian souks, explores undiscovered pueblos of Spain, checks out the North African coast and shares pink gins with the ex-pats of Marbella. And in each place of course Floyd cooks up delicious dishes using local produce.The countries he visits are Greece, France, Spain, Turkey, Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt.
Steven Cohen Sustainability Policy. Hastening the Transition to a Cleaner Economy Steven Cohen Sustainability Policy. Hastening the Transition to a Cleaner Economy Новинка

Steven Cohen Sustainability Policy. Hastening the Transition to a Cleaner Economy

4695.39 руб.
A complete guide to sustainability policy at the federal, state, and local levels Sustainability Policy: Hastening the Transition to a Cleaner Economy is a fundamental guide for public sector professionals new to sustainability policy development, implementation, strategy, and practice. Featuring detailed cases highlighting innovative sustainability initiatives, this book explores the elements that constitute effective policy, and the factors that can help or hinder implementation and adoption. Readers gain insight into policies in effect at the federal, state, and local levels, in the areas of water, energy, material use, and waste management, and the reasons why local policies are often the most innovative and successful. Discussion surrounding monitoring and measurement addresses the lack of standardization, as well as the government's critical role in leading the field toward generally accepted sustainability metrics, while outlining the reasons why certain policies are more feasible than others. This book is an introductory resource, written in non-technical language, and organized in a coherent manner that establishes foundational knowledge before introducing more complex issues. Even readers with little background in sustainability will gain insight into the current state of the field and the issues at hand. Understand sustainability in public and private enterprises, including the role of government and public policy Learn the current standing federal, state, and local policies surrounding sustainability Discover what makes an effective sustainability policy, including measurement and evaluation metrics Explore the politics and future of sustainability, and the barriers to change Sustainability is a hot topic in both the public and private sector, with vocal advocates on both sides of every issue, so developing effective policy is crucial. For public sector professionals entering the sustainability field, Introduction to Sustainability Policy & Management is a valuable resource.
London Jack Moon-Face and Other Stories London Jack Moon-Face and Other Stories Новинка

London Jack Moon-Face and Other Stories

415 руб.
Jack London (1876 - 1916) was an American novelist, journalist and social activist. Pioneering the genre of magazine fiction and prototyping science fiction, he became one of the first writers, who gained worldwide fame and a large fortune. "Moon-Face'and Other Stories" is a collection that contains many wonderful stories like "The Leopard Man's Story", "Local Colour", "Amateur Night", and "The Minions of Midas".
Moon Patrick Virgile's Vineyard. A Year in Languedoc Wine Country Moon Patrick Virgile's Vineyard. A Year in Languedoc Wine Country Новинка

Moon Patrick Virgile's Vineyard. A Year in Languedoc Wine Country

933 руб.
Among the rich cast of characters he meets during his year of exploration is Virgile, a young local wine-maker who offers to initiate Patrick into the mysteries of each season's work in the fields and in the cellar. Virgile is passionately committed to perfection, though he operates on a shoestring.
Anton Imeson Desertification, Land Degradation and Sustainability Anton Imeson Desertification, Land Degradation and Sustainability Новинка

Anton Imeson Desertification, Land Degradation and Sustainability

15284.87 руб.
Desertification offers a comprehensive overview of the subject and clearly emphasizes the link between local and global desertification processes and how past and current policy has affected arid environments and their populations. This text adequately applies the research undertaken during the last 15 years on the topic. Desertification has become increasingly politicized and there is a need to present and explain the facts from a global perspective. This book tackles the issues surrounding desertification in a number of ways from differing scales (local to global), processes (physical to human), the relationship of desertification to current global development and management responses at different scales. Desertification has been mainstreamed and integrated into other areas of concern and has consequently been ignored as a cross cutting issue. The book redresses this balance. Making use of much original data and information that has been undertaken by many scientists andpractitioners during the last decade in different parts of the world, Desertification, Land Degradation and Sustainability is organised according to the principles of adaptive management and hierarchy theory and clearly explains desertification within a framework of evolving and interacting physical and socio-economic systems. In addition to research data the book also draws from the National Action Plans of different countries, the IPCC Fourth Assessment on Climate Change and the Millennium assessments. Clearly structured throughout, the content of the book is organised at different scales; local, regional and global. It also specifically explains processes linking top-down and bottom- up interactions and has a strong human component. The historical, cultural and physical context is also stressed. Clearly organised into the following distinct sections: a) Concepts and processes b) Data c) Impacts d) Responses e) Case studies. This text is essential for anyone studying desertification as part of an earth and environmental science degree.
Greve Bent Evidence and Evaluation in Social Policy Greve Bent Evidence and Evaluation in Social Policy Новинка

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2582.22 руб.
By examining the role of evidence in social policymaking and the extent of its influence, Evidence and Evaluation in Social Policy delves deeply into one of the central questions of the field for the last 20 years. Chronicles the trend towards evidence-based policy over the last decade Assesses the ways in which scarce resources can best be used for the best care, particularly in times of austerity Describes methodological innovation, the ways in which researchers and politicians are working together effectively, and suggestions for future improvement Covers topics such as the role of randomized controlled trials in shaping public policy; the pitfalls of evidence-based policy as a prescriptive ideal; the challenges of measuring public support for policy interventions; and the benefits of engaging local government decision-makers with evaluation research
John Thompson B. Merchants of Culture. The Publishing Business in the Twenty-First Century John Thompson B. Merchants of Culture. The Publishing Business in the Twenty-First Century Новинка

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1847.08 руб.
These are turbulent times in the world of book publishing. For nearly five centuries the methods and practices of book publishing remained largely unchanged, but at the dawn of the twenty-first century the industry finds itself faced with perhaps the greatest challenges since Gutenberg. A combination of economic pressures and technological change is forcing publishers to alter their practices and think hard about the future of the books in the digital age. In this book – the first major study of trade publishing for more than 30 years – Thompson situates the current challenges facing the industry in an historical context, analysing the transformation of trade publishing in the United States and Britain since the 1960s. He gives a detailed account of how the world of trade publishing really works, dissecting the roles of publishers, agents and booksellers and showing how their practices are shaped by a field that has a distinctive structure and dynamic. This new paperback edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to take account of the most recent developments, including the dramatic increase in ebook sales and its implications for the publishing industry and its future.
Warren Ruppel Wiley GAAP for Governments 2004. Interpretation and Application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles for State and Local Governments Warren Ruppel Wiley GAAP for Governments 2004. Interpretation and Application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles for State and Local Governments Новинка

Warren Ruppel Wiley GAAP for Governments 2004. Interpretation and Application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles for State and Local Governments

5981.04 руб.
A practical application guide to ensure governmental GAAP compliance In applying Governmental GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles), state and local government officials face a potential maze of complexity. Wiley GAAP for Government 2004 addresses the latest material from the Government Accounting Standards Board and AICPA in straightforward language for practical application. Coverage includes much-needed analysis and clarification of statements, interpretations, and technical bulletins, as well as special consideration of school districts, public authorities, and individual pension plans. Written for use by practitioners, this book represents an up-to-date companion for implementing these new accounting pronouncements. Warren Ruppel is the assistant comptroller responsible for the accounting and financial reporting for one of the largest cities in the country.
Stevenson Robert Louis Weir of Hermiston Stevenson Robert Louis Weir of Hermiston Новинка

Stevenson Robert Louis Weir of Hermiston

415 руб.
Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet, travel writer, and essayist. His most famous works are "Treasure Island" and "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde." Now he is one of the most translated authors in the world. Praised by many as a potential masterpiece, "Weir of Hermiston" tells the story of young Archie Weir from a rich Edinburgh family. Having abandoned all attempts to get along with his father, Archie is banished from his family and sent to live as the local landlord on family property in the Borders hamlet Hermiston. There Archie meets and falls in love with a young local girl named Kirstie.
John Thompson B. Merchants of Culture. The Publishing Business in the Twenty-First Century John Thompson B. Merchants of Culture. The Publishing Business in the Twenty-First Century Новинка

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1805.92 руб.
These are turbulent times in the world of book publishing. For nearly five centuries the methods and practices of book publishing remained largely unchanged, but at the dawn of the twenty-first century the industry finds itself faced with perhaps the greatest challenges since Gutenberg. A combination of economic pressures and technological change is forcing publishers to alter their practices and think hard about the future of the books in the digital age. In this book – the first major study of trade publishing for more than 30 years – Thompson situates the current challenges facing the industry in an historical context, analysing the transformation of trade publishing in the United States and Britain since the 1960s. He gives a detailed account of how the world of trade publishing really works, dissecting the roles of publishers, agents and booksellers and showing how their practices are shaped by a field that has a distinctive structure and dynamic. This new paperback edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to take account of the most recent developments, including the dramatic increase in ebook sales and its implications for the publishing industry and its future.
Bronte Charlotte Shirley 2 Bronte Charlotte Shirley 2 Новинка

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934 руб.
Charlotte Bronte was an English novelist and poet, the eldest of the three Bronte sisters who survived into adulthood and whose novels have become classics of English literature. Set in the industrializing England of the Napoleonic wars and Luddite revolts of 1811-12, Shirley is the story of two contrasting heroines. One is the shy Caroline Helstone, who is trapped in the oppressive atmosphere of a Yorkshire rectory and whose bare life symbolizes the plight of single women in the nineteenth century. The other is the vivacious Shirley Keeldar, who inherits a local estate and whose wealth liberates her from convention. A work that combines social commentary with the more private preoccupations of "Jane Eyre", "Shirley" demonstrates the full range of Bronte's literary talent.
Bronte Charlotte Shirley I Bronte Charlotte Shirley I Новинка

Bronte Charlotte Shirley I

915 руб.
Charlotte Bronte was an English novelist and poet, the eldest of the three Bronte sisters who survived into adulthood and whose novels have become classics of English literature. Set in the industrializing England of the Napoleonic wars and Luddite revolts of 1811-12, Shirley is the story of two contrasting heroines. One is the shy Caroline Helstone, who is trapped in the oppressive atmosphere of a Yorkshire rectory and whose bare life symbolizes the plight of single women in the nineteenth century. The other is the vivacious Shirley Keeldar, who inherits a local estate and whose wealth liberates her from convention. A work that combines social commentary with the more private preoccupations of "Jane Eyre", "Shirley" demonstrates the full range of Bronte's literary talent.
Rudolf Gaudio Pell Allah Made Us. Sexual Outlaws in an Islamic African City Rudolf Gaudio Pell Allah Made Us. Sexual Outlaws in an Islamic African City Новинка

Rudolf Gaudio Pell Allah Made Us. Sexual Outlaws in an Islamic African City

2065.04 руб.
A rich and engrossing account of 'sexual outlaws' in the Hausa-speaking region of northern Nigeria, where Islamic law requires strict separation of the sexes and different rules of behavior for women and men in virtually every facet of life. The first ethnographic study of sexual minorities in Africa, and one of very few works on sexual minorities in the Islamic world Engagingly written, combining innovative, ethnographic narrative with analyses of sociolinguistic transcripts, historical texts, and popular media, including video, film, newspapers, and song-poetry Analyzes the social experiences and expressive culture of ‘yan daudu (feminine men in Nigerian Hausaland) in relation to local, national, and global debates over gender and sexuality at the turn of the twenty-first century Winner of the 2009 Ruth Benedict Prize in the category of «Outstanding Monograph»
Hugo Hamilton The Sailor in the Wardrobe Hugo Hamilton The Sailor in the Wardrobe Новинка

Hugo Hamilton The Sailor in the Wardrobe

291.94 руб.
Following on from the success of ‘The Speckled People’, Hugo Hamilton's new memoir recounts the summer he spent working at a local harbour in Ireland, at a time of tremendous fear and mistrust.Young Hugo longs to be released from the confused identity he has inherited from his German mother and Irish father, but the backdrop of his mother’s shame at the hands of Allied soldiers in the aftermath of the Second World War, along with his German cousin’s mysterious disappearance somewhere on the Irish West Coast and the spiralling troubles in the north, seems determined to trap him in history. In an attempt to break free of his past, Hugo rebels against his father’s strict and crusading regime and turns to the exciting new world of rock and roll, still a taboo subject in the family home.His job at the local harbour, rather than offering a welcome respite from his speckled world, entangles him in a bitter feud between two fishermen – one Catholic, one Protestant. Hugo listens to the missing persons bulletins going out on the radio for his German cousin, and watches the unfolding harbour duel end in drowning before he can finally escape the ropes of history.
Stevenson Robert Louis The Weir Hermison Stevenson Robert Louis The Weir Hermison Новинка

Stevenson Robert Louis The Weir Hermison

380 руб.
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, travel writer, and essayist. He was a celebrity during his lifetime for works like "Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" and "Treasure Island". Now he is one of the most translated authors in the world. Praised by many as a potential masterpiece, "The Weir of Hermiston" tells the story of young Archie Weir from a rich Edinburgh family. Having abandoned all attempts to get along with his father, Archie is banished from his family and sent to live as the local landlord on family property in the Borders hamlet Hermiston. There Archie meets and falls in love with a young local girl named Kirstie.

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Desertification offers a comprehensive overview of the subject and clearly emphasizes the link between local and global desertification processes and how past and current policy has affected arid environments and their populations. This text adequately applies the research undertaken during the last 15 years on the topic. Desertification has become increasingly politicized and there is a need to present and explain the facts from a global perspective. This book tackles the issues surrounding desertification in a number of ways from differing scales (local to global), processes (physical to human), the relationship of desertification to current global development and management responses at different scales. Desertification has been mainstreamed and integrated into other areas of concern and has consequently been ignored as a cross cutting issue. The book redresses this balance. Making use of much original data and information that has been undertaken by many scientists andpractitioners during the last decade in different parts of the world, Desertification, Land Degradation and Sustainability is organised according to the principles of adaptive management and hierarchy theory and clearly explains desertification within a framework of evolving and interacting physical and socio-economic systems. In addition to research data the book also draws from the National Action Plans of different countries, the IPCC Fourth Assessment on Climate Change and the Millennium assessments. Clearly structured throughout, the content of the book is organised at different scales; local, regional and global. It also specifically explains processes linking top-down and bottom- up interactions and has a strong human component. The historical, cultural and physical context is also stressed. Clearly organised into the following distinct sections: a) Concepts and processes b) Data c) Impacts d) Responses e) Case studies. This text is essential for anyone studying desertification as part of an earth and environmental science degree.
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