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An Introduction to Politics: Lectures for First Year Students/3E

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This introduction to politics is designed for first-year students in social sciences and for the general reader interested in the basics of contemporary politic. The text's various sections and lecture summaries deal with the important areas of political science, different systems of democratic government, the fall of communism and post-communist politics, as well as issues in Caribbean politics such as globalization, constitutional reform and regional integration.

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An Introduction to Sociolinguistics 6ed.

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This fully revised textbook is a new edition of Ronald Wardhaugh’s popular and accessible An Introduction to Sociolinguistics.

  • Provides an accessible, comprehensive introduction to sociolinguistics that reflects new developments in the field.
  • Fully revised, with 130 new and updated references to bring the book completely up-to-date.
  • Includes suggested readings, discussion sections, and exercises.
  • Features increased emphasis on issues of identity, solidarity, and power
  • Discusses topics such as language dialects, pidgins and creoles, codes, bilingualism, speech communities, variation, words and culture, ethnographies, solidarity and politeness, talk and action, gender, disadvantage, and planning.
  • Designed for introductory and post-introductory students, and ideal for courses including introduction to sociolinguistics, aspects of sociolinguistics, and language and society.
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140513559X
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An Introduction to Theories of Human Development

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An Introduction to Theories of Human Development provides a comprehensive view of the primary theoretical models of human development including those from the biological, psychoanalytic, behavioral, and cognitive developmental perspectives. Along with a brief discussion of a historical background for each of these approaches, this book examines the application of these theories to various aspects of human development, such as the effectiveness of early intervention, individual differences, adolescence, and sociobiology.

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0761926399
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Ana En El Tropico

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SPANISH LANGUAGE EDITION
Ganadora del Premio Pulitzer 2003 de Obras Dramáticas

“Extraordinaria y evocativa. La estelar Ana en el trópico es una obra de arte.” –Christine Dolen, Miami Herald

“Ana en el trópico es una obra hermosa y conmovedora, reforzada por el humor y la congja. Cruz es un seductor narrador de cuentos, y un dúctil tejedor de sueños.” –Robert L. Daniels, Variety

“El lenguaje de Cruz posee una brilliante belleza lírica, y una simple precision que encanta con su elegancia natural.” –Desmond Ryan, Philadelphia Inquirer

Ana en el trópico es una nueva obra conmovedora y poética, ambientada en la Florida del año 1929, en una fábrica de tabacos cubanoamericana en la que los puros aún se hacian a mano, y donde se contrataba a lectores para instruir y entretener a los empleados. El arribo de un Nuevo lector es causa de celebración, pero cuando éste comienza a leer en voz alta de Ana Karénina, sin proponérselo, se vuelve el catalizador de las vidas de los ávidos oyentes, para los que Tolstói, el trópico, y el sueño americano resultan ser una combinación volátil.

Nilo Cruz, cuyas obras incluyen Two Sisters and a Piano, Lorca in a Green Dress, Night Train to Bolina, A Bicycle Country y Dancing on Her Knees, es uno de los más prolificos de los dramaturges cubanoamericanos. Cruz ha sido profesor de dramaturgia en las universidades Brown y Yale, y también ha recibido numerosos galardones, incluyendo el premio Pulitzer de 2003 de obras dramáticas, el galardón Steinberg, y el premio Kesselring.
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1559362456
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Analysis of Financial Time Series 2ed.

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Provides statistical tools and techniques needed to understand today's financial markets

The Second Edition of this critically acclaimed text provides a comprehensive and systematic introduction to financial econometric models and their applications in modeling and predicting financial time series data. This latest edition continues to emphasize empirical financial data and focuses on real-world examples. Following this approach, readers will master key aspects of financial time series, including volatility modeling, neural network applications, market microstructure and high-frequency financial data, continuous-time models and Ito's Lemma, Value at Risk, multiple returns analysis, financial factor models, and econometric modeling via computation-intensive methods.

The author begins with the basic characteristics of financial time series data, setting the foundation for the three main topics:

  • Analysis and application of univariate financial time series
  • Return series of multiple assets
  • Bayesian inference in finance methods

This new edition is a thoroughly revised and updated text, including the addition of S-Plus® commands and illustrations. Exercises have been thoroughly updated and expanded and include the most current data, providing readers with more opportunities to put the models and methods into practice. Among the new material added to the text, readers will find:

  • Consistent covariance estimation under heteroscedasticity and serial correlation
  • Alternative approaches to volatility modeling
  • Financial factor models
  • State-space models
  • Kalman filtering
  • Estimation of stochastic diffusion models

The tools provided in this text aid readers in developing a deeper understanding of financial markets through firsthand experience in working with financial data. This is an ideal textbook for MBA students as well as a reference for researchers and professionals in business and finance.

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0471690740
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Analytical Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis

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This title presents concepts and procedures in a manner that reflects the practice and applications of these methods in today's analytical laboratories. The fundamental principles of laboratory techniques for chemical analysis are introduced, along with issues to consider in the appropriate selection and use of these methods.

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9780321706805
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2011-01-01
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Analytical Skills for Community Organization Practice

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This guide promotes the use of analytical skills in community organization practice, including information gathering and processing, legislative research, needs assessment, participatory action research, political analysis, population forecasting and social indicator analysis, power analysis, program development and planning, resource development, budgeting, and grant writing,. These analytical methods, often used in practice but seldom systematically discussed, assist the practitioner in identifying community problems, planning interventions, and conducting evaluations. The text explicates a problem-solving model that identifies concepts and theories underlying practice, methods for problem identification and assessment, and techniques for goal setting, implementation, and evaluation. It features extensive listings of Web sites for community organization practice and is dedicated to the idea that the community organizer, to be truly effective, must be prepared to be an active learner.

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0231121806
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Ancestors

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Offers a revised edition of Brathwaite's Mother Poem, Sun Poem, and X/Self poems which explore the author's family and childhood in Barbados and his experiences with slavery and colonialism.

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0811214486
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2001-06-17
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Annie John

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Annie John is a haunting and provocative story of a young girl growing up on the island of Antigua. A classic coming-of-age story in the tradition of The Catcher in the Rye and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Kincaid's novel focuses on a universal, tragic, and often comic theme: the loss of childhood. Annie's voice―urgent, demanding to be heard―is one that will not soon be forgotten by readers.

An adored only child, Annie has until recently lived an idyllic life. She is inseparable from her beautiful mother, a powerful presence, who is the very center of the little girl's existence. Loved and cherished, Annie grows and thrives within her mother's benign shadow. Looking back on her childhood, she reflects, "It was in such a paradise that I lived." When she turns twelve, however, Annie's life changes, in ways that are often mysterious to her. She begins to question the cultural assumptions of her island world; at school she instinctively rebels against authority; and most frighteningly, her mother, seeing Annie as a "young lady," ceases to be the source of unconditional adoration and takes on the new and unfamiliar guise of adversary. At the end of her school years, Annie decides to leave Antigua and her family, but not without a measure of sorrow, especially for the mother she once knew and never ceases to mourn. "For I could not be sure," she reflects, "whether for the rest of my life I would be able to tell when it was really my mother and when it was really her shadow standing between me and the rest of the world."

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0374525102
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Another Black Like Me: the Construction of Identities and Solidarity in the African Diaspora

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This book brings together authors from different institutions and perspectives and from researchers specialising in different aspects of the experiences of the African Diaspora from Latin America. It creates an overview of the complexities of the lives of Black people over various periods of history, as they struggled to build lives away from Africa in societies that, in general, denied them the basic right of fully belonging, such as the right of fully belonging in the countries where, by choice or force of circumstance, they lived. Another Black Like Me thus presents a few notable scenes from the long history of Blacks in Latin America: as runaway slaves seen through the official documentation denouncing as illegal those who resisted captivity; through the memoirs of a slave who still dreamt of his homeland; reflections on the status of Black women; demands for citizenship and kinship by Black immigrants; the fantasies of Blacks in the United States about the lives of Blacks in Brazil; a case study of some of those who returned to Africa and had to build a new identity based on their experiences as slaves; and the abstract representations of race and color in the Caribbean. All of these provide the reader with a glimpse of complex phenomena that, though they cannot be generalized in a single definition of blackness in Latin America, share the common element of living in societies where the definition of blackness was flexible, there were no laws of racial segregation, and where the culture on one hand tolerates miscegenation, and on the other denies full recognition of rights to Blacks.

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9781443871785
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APA Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association 6ed.

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In addition to providing guidance on grammar, the mechanics of writing, and APA style, this manual offers an authoritative reference and citation system. It also covers the treatment of numbers, statistical and mathematical data, tables and figures.

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9781433805615
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2009-07-28
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Applied Numerical Analysis

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The seventh edition of this classic text has retained the features that make it popular, while updating its treatment and inclusion of Computer Algebra Systems and Programming Languages. Interesting and timely applications motivate and enhance readers' understanding of methods and analysis of results. This text incorporates a balance of theory with techniques and applications, including optional theory-based sections in each chapter. The exercise sets include additional challenging problems and projects which show practical applications of the material. Also, sections which discuss the use of computer algebra systems such as Maple®, Mathematica®, and MATLAB®, facilitate the integration of technology in the course. Furthermore, the text incorporates programming material in both FORTRAN and C. The breadth of topics, such as partial differential equations, systems of nonlinear equations, and matrix algebra, provide comprehensive and flexible coverage of all aspects of numerical analysis.

 

Preliminaries; Solving Nonlinear Equations; Solving Sets of Equations; Interpolation and Curve Fitting; Approximation of Functions; Numerical Differentiation and Integration; Numerical Solution of Ordinary Differential Equations; Optimization; Partial Differential Equations; Finite Element Analysis

 

For all readers interested in applied numerical analysis.

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0321133048
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Applied Social Psychology

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Applied social psychology combines the science of social psychology with the practical application of solving social problems that exist in the real world. This exciting textbook provides a thorough explanation of how social psychologists can contribute to the understanding and management of different social problems. A highly prestigious team of contributors from across Europe and the United States illustrate how social psychological theories, research methods and intervention techniques can be successfully applied to social problems encountered in the fields of physical and mental health, integration and immigration issues, gender issues, organizational issues, economic behaviour, political behaviour, environmental behaviour and education. Each field studied features an overview of important problems, the role of human behaviour in these problems, the factors influencing relevant behaviour, and effective ways to change this behaviour. This is an essential volume for all undergraduate and graduate students studying applied social psychology.

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9780521690058
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2008-09-01
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Applied Strategic Planning: How to Develop a Plan That Really Works

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This guidebook provides an overview to the proven Applied Strategic Planning process. Written for the planning team and other key members who will participate in the process, this important resource offers encouragement for the team who must provide data for the planning process and helps to identify questions for further discussion. The Applied Strategic Planning approach helps organizations identify their ideal future and develop a plan to achieve that future. ASP is highly responsive to environments undergoing rapid change, where the very rules of doing business are constantly shifting. The companion The Applied Strategic Planning Consultant’s Toolkit—written by the consultants who created the process—includes the tools, techniques and processes that can help guide an organization through the strategic planning process.

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0787988529
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Applying International Accounting Standards

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Applying International Accounting Standards is an exciting new textbook written to meet the needs of accounting students and practitioners in understanding the complexities and applying the stable platform of International Accounting Standards. It does not cover all International Accounting Standards, concentrating on those that are not related to specific industries. The text offers a step-by-step introduction to the financial reporting procedures outlined within the new International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). With the inception of the IFRS on 1 January 2005, students studying accounting will need to possess a thorough conceptual and practical understanding of the new financial reporting requirements contained within the majority of the 41 IFRS.

The focus of this text is on the interpretation, analysis, illustration and application of the scope and purpose of the new financial reporting processes of the IFRS. As the financial reporting environment will be new to most from January 2005, each chapter contains numerous illustrative examples to ensure that the student gains a deep understanding of all the reporting requirements under the respective IFRS. This textbook has been written for intermediate and advance financial reporting courses, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, and aligns with the knowledge expectations of the accounting profession.

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Ark: A 9/11Continuation Poem

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Arrival of the Snake-Woman

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The Toronto author Olive Senior's Jamaican birthplace provides the setting for these powerfully engaging stories that span a period of roughly 150 years, from the closing days of slavery in 1838 to the 1980s. The tensions wrought by rapid change and conflicting loyalties are at the heart of these stories, most beautifully evoked in the novella "Arrival of the Snake-Woman". Here a young boy narrates the seminal event of his childhood in the late nineteenth century: the coming of a lonely Indian indentured woman into a mountain village. Senior's stories are leavened with wit and humour and the intricate play with language; her characters emerge as triumphant examples of the human spirit unravelling the complex weave of race, class, and cultural and ethnic identity.

First Canadian Edition

"Arrival of the Snake-Woman contains some of Olive Senior's masterpieces. A new edition is a caus for celebration." - H Nigel Thomas, from the Afterword

"Arrival of the Snake-Woman has consilidated (Olive Senior's) reputation as one of the most accomplished writers of short fiction and as one of the Caribbeans finest creative minds." - Caribbean Week

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1894770536
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Asking Questions in Biology: A Guide to Hypothesis Testing, Experimental Design and Presentation in Practical Work and Research Projects

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Aspects of Financial Liberalisation and Capital Market Development in the Carib

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At the Full and Change of the Moon

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Written with lyrical fire in a chorus of vividly rendered voices, Dionne Brand's second novel is an epic of the African diaspora across the globe. It begins in 1824 on Trinidad, where Marie-Ursule, queen of a secret slave society called the Sans Peur Regiment, plots a mass suicide. The end of the Sans Peur is also the beginning of a new world, for Marie-Ursule cannot kill her young daughter, Bola -- who escapes to live free and bear a dynasty of descendants who spill out across the Caribbean, North America, and Europe. Haunted by a legacy of passion and oppression, the children of Bola pass through two world wars and into the confusion, estrangement, and violence of the late twentieth century. "[Brand has] a lush and exuberant style that may put some readers in mind of Toni Morrison or Edwidge Danticat." -- William Ferguson, The New York Times Book Review; "A delicately structured, beautifully written novel infused with rare emotional clarity." -- Julie Wheelwright, The Independent (London); "Rich, elegiac, almost biblical in its rhythms . . . One of the essential works of our times." -- The Globe & Mail (Toronto)

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9780802137234
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2000-08-14
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Auditing and Assurance Services 16/E

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9781292147871
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Audition: Everything an Actor Needs to Know to get the Part

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Aula Internacional 1: Libro del Alumno + CD (A1)

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Dirigido a jovenes y adultos, Aula internacional 1 (Nueva edicion) es el curso de espanol orientado a la accion que hace del aula el contexto perfecto para el aprendizaje de la lengua... por su variedad de actividades, que tienen en cuenta los diferentes estilos de aprendizaje por su equilibrio entre el trabajo de comprension, de produccion y de interaccion por su tratamiento de la gramatica, riguroso y significativo por su lenguaje grafico claro y atractivo porque ofrece numerosos documentos auditivos porque cada unidad didactica incorpora un video porque se complementa con una plataforma de recursos digitales Aula internacional Nueva edicion es un manual compacto; es decir, en un mismo volumen se incluyen: el libro del alumno el cuaderno de ejercicios (Mas ejercicios) un CD con las audiciones un extenso resumen gramatical (Mas gramatica) una completa tabla de verbos regulares e irregulares.

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Aula Internacional 2: Libro del Alumno + CD (A2)

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Aula Internacional 4: Libro del Alumno + CD (B2.1)

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El manual de español orientado a la accion que hace del aula el contexto perfecto para el aprendizaje de la lengua…por su variedad de actividades, que tienen en cuenta los diferentes estilos de aprendizaje, por su equilibrio entre el trabajo de comprension, de produccion y de interaccion,por su tratamiento de la gramatica, riguroso y significativo, por su lenguaje grafico claro y atractivo, porque , frece numerosos audios, porque cada unidad didactica incorpora un video, porque se complementa con recursos digitales alojados en campus.difusion.com. Aula internacional Nueva edicion es un manual compacto; es decir, en un mismo volumen se incluyen: el libro del alumno, el cuaderno de ejercicios (Mas ejercicios), un CD con las audiciones, un extenso resumen gramatical (Mas gramatica), una completa tabla de verbos regulares e irregulares.

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9788415620853
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