What the Odds Are: A-To-Z Guide on Everything You Hoped or by Les Krantz

By Les Krantz

A source booklet that's enjoyable, or a "fun truth" e-book that's worthwhile. this can be this kind of infrequent excitement. The publication is geared up like a miniature encyclopedia, with alphabetized entries that search to debate the percentages regarding a definite subject, comparable to marriage or embezzlement and quite a lot of different attention-grabbing subject matters.

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911 Management: A Comprehensive Guide for Leisure Service by Joseph J. Bannon

By Joseph J. Bannon

911 administration offers details useful to managers whilst facing friends, supervisors, subordinates, application contributors, the clicking, and most people. This consultant offers a lifeline for profitable organisations through describing how managers handle the basic problems with common administration, human assets, and govt improvement. an exceptional source for brand new supervisor.

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Highlights from Education at a Glance 2009 by OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

By OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Highlights from schooling at a look 2009 offers key education indicators for 2009. every one indicator is gifted on a two-page unfold. The left-hand web page explains the importance of the indicator, discusses the most findings, examines key tendencies and gives readers with a hyperlinks to additional info. The right-hand web page comprises sincerely awarded charts and tables, observed through dynamic links (StatLinks) that direct readers to the corresponding info in Excel structure. This variation comprises assurance of schooling attainment and scholar numbers; financial and social advantages of schooling; how schooling is financed, the varsity setting; and preliminary findings from the hot educating and studying foreign Survey (TALIS).Table of content material : -Reader's Guide1. schooling degrees and scholar Numbers-To what point have adults studied?-Have schooling degrees risen over time?-Who participates in education?-How many secondary scholars pass directly to teritary education?-How many kids graduate from tertiary education?-Is schooling assembly the wishes of the workforce?-How profitable are scholars in relocating from schooling to work?-How many scholars learn abroad?-Where do scholars visit study?-PISA: who're the head performers?-PISA: what's the relatives heritage of most sensible performers?-PISA: What are best performers' attitudes and motivations?2. the industrial and Social merits of Education-How even more do tertiary graduates earn?-How does schooling impact employment rates?-What are the incentives for individuals to take a position in education?-What are the incentives for society to take a position in education?-What are the social advantages of education?3. deciding to buy education-How a lot is spent in line with student?-Has spending in keeping with pupil increased?-What proportion of nationwide wealth is spent on education?-What proportion of public spending is going on education?-What is the position of non-public spending?-How a lot do tertiary scholars pay?-What are schooling money spent on?-What money owed for adaptations in spending on wage costs?4. the college Environment-How lengthy do scholars spend within the classroom?-How many scholars are in each one classroom?-How a lot are academics paid?-How a lot time do lecturers spend teaching?-Who are the teachers?Special part: TALIS-What is TALIS-How huge is instructor appraisal and feedback?-How a lot type time is misplaced to indiscipline?-What are lecturers' ideals and practices?-Are lecturers happy of their jobs?

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OECD Information Technology Outlook 2008 by OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Develop

By OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Develop

Details expertise (IT) and broadband are significant drivers of study, innovation, fiscal progress and social swap. The 2008 variation of the OECD info know-how Outlook analyses fresh advancements within the IT items and providers industries, and means that the outlook is for persisted long term progress, restricted via the at the moment very doubtful macroeconomic atmosphere in OECD international locations yet with just a little larger development attainable in other places. This version analyses the effect of high-speed broadband at the economic climate, and components of destiny affects. The dynamic development of digital-content-based inventive industries is printed, masking user-created content material; on-line machine and games; movie, video and tune; and web advertising. fresh tendencies in OECD ICT guidelines are analysed to evaluate whether or not they are emerging to those new demanding situations. hugely prioritised coverage components comprise making an investment in ICT R D and innovation, enhancing executive on-line actions, spreading broadband, expanding using ICTs, elevating ICT talents and employment, and assisting electronic content material improvement. desk of content material : Highlights: OECD info expertise Outlook 2008 bankruptcy 1. The IT undefined: contemporary advancements and Outlook -Introduction -Recent advancements in ICT provide -Prospects within the as regards to medium time period -ICT organisations -Top 250 ICT organizations -Individual company functionality -Top 50 ICT companies -Semiconductors -Structural swap within the ICT region -Value additional -Employment -Venture capital -ICT markets and spending -Conclusion -Annex 1.A2. best agencies by means of zone -Annex 1.A2. ICT spending bankruptcy 2. Globalisation of the ICT area -Introduction -Global alternate in details expertise items -OECD exchange in ICT subsectors -Software items exchange -Trade in ICT providers -Globalisation of the ICT zone -Foreign direct funding -Mergers and acquisitions -Conclusion Annex 2.A1. statistics on ICT Globalisation bankruptcy three. ICT learn and improvement and Innovation -Introduction -ICT R D demanding situations and Priorities -ICT area R D expenses and employment -Trends within the agency of ICT R D -ICT-related R D in different industries -ICT-related patents and R D charges -Conclusion Annex 3.A1. Definitions bankruptcy four. Broadband and ICT entry and use by way of families and participants -Introduction -Access and use of broadband and chosen ICTs: contemporary advancements -Time use and the net -From the electronic entry divide to the electronic use divide -Conclusion -Annex 4.A1 and 4.A2: Broadband records bankruptcy five. electronic content material in Transition -Introduction -Broadband content material markets and cost chains: Cross-sector comparisons -Broadband content material advancements -Conclusion Annex 5.A1. marketplace dimension and progress: advertisements, desktop and games, tune, movie and video bankruptcy 6. financial Implications of Broadband -Introduction -The anticipated fiscal influence of broadband -Reliability of the infrastructure -Evidence at the productiveness affects of broadband -Broadband and SMEs -Conclusion bankruptcy 7. ICT coverage advancements -Introduction -Overview of ICT coverage priorities and advancements -ICT coverage atmosphere: Coordination and precedence atmosphere -Specific ICT regulations and programmes -Policy evaluation and assessment Annex 7.A1. ICT coverage Framework and score of coverage components Annex A. technique and Definitions

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"Cashville'': Dilution of Original Country Music Identity by Stephanie Atchley

By Stephanie Atchley

The place I come from, it is cornbread and chicken... This line from Alan Jackson's state hit defines the style because the tune of the yankee South. All its ambiguity put aside, the South stands proudly for its hospitality, politeness, feel of position and group. kin and faith are usually extra very important down there than within the remainder of the rustic. As Southern tradition turns into a growing number of americanized and the tune of the small city Southern guy (another Jackson track) is tailored for a mainstream viewers, the unique rustic id that defines the real American style loses its attraction. smooth nation song has turn into slick and professionalized and sounds progressively more like universal pop tune to make it extra ecocnomic. This examine specializes in the real nation track id and the way it really is threatened by way of expanding commercialization. It defines acknowledged identification and the operating category tradition from which it springs. It lines the background of kingdom song and its diverse genres from the nineteenth and early twentieth century cowboy track over Western Swing and Honky-Tonk of the Nineteen Thirties and Forties, the innovative events of the Sixties and Seventies as much as trendy mainstream kingdom Pop, and indicates how its target market has replaced through the years and the way the competition attempts to maintain conventional sounds. genuine Texas state is determined not like the economic Nashville recording and either are in comparison of their respective advancements through the years. within the face of terrorism, which poses a chance to the yank nationwide id, kingdom song with its consultant American values has develop into more and more renowned and enforces a robust collective id on a countrywide point. even though, in doing so, it additionally dilutes the unique identification that used to be limited to lifestyles in a small city neighborhood instead of the rustic as an entire. What units state tune as a style aside is its narrative constitution. each tune has a narrative to inform: Be it approximately 'The chilly difficult proof of Life', a p

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The Crusades [4 Volumes]: An Encyclopedia: The Crusades: An by Alan V. Murray

By Alan V. Murray

The Crusades: An Encyclopedia surveys all elements of the crusading stream from its origins within the eleventh century to its decline within the sixteenth century. in contrast to different works, which specialise in the japanese Mediterranean quarter, this expansive four-volume encyclopedia additionally comprises the fight of Christendom opposed to its enemies in Iberia, jap Europe, and the Baltic area, and in addition covers the army orders, crusades opposed to fellow Christians, heretics, and more.

This paintings comprises finished entries on personalities similar to Godfrey of Bouillon, who refused the identify "King of Jerusalem," and St. Bernard of Clairvaux, who tore up his personal garments to make symbols of the go for crusaders, in addition to key occasions, nations, areas, and topics that make clear every little thing from the propaganda that encouraged crusading warriors to the ways that they fought. targeted insurance of subject matters resembling taxation, pilgrimage, battle, chivalry, and non secular orders provide readers an appreciation of the multifaceted nature of those "holy wars."

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Whitaker's Almanack 2011 by Whitaker's

By Whitaker's

Whitaker's Concise Almanack 2011 is the definitive reference consultant to the united kingdom. A softback, shorter model of its mammoth sister, Whitaker's Almanack, the Concise version is a UK-centric goldmine of knowledge with huge, immense breadth of insurance. the most distinction among this and the traditional version is that it does not comprise the foreign assurance of the traditional variation, so the reader with an curiosity in united kingdom proof and figures is de facto getting worth for funds at lower than part the associated fee.

Areas of insurance comprise: executive and politics, communications, deepest and kingdom schooling, faith, setting, cultural history, the united kingdom criminal approach, royalty and peerage, social welfare (including pensions!), IT, cell phone undefined, setting, historical past, astronomy in fact, and lots more and plenty extra - with no trouble, the united kingdom in a single volume!

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Los Grandes Museos by Celia Álvarez Martín

By Celia Álvarez Martín

Los Grande Museos, brinda un recorrido único por una selección de los museos más representativos de l. a. cultura occidental.
* Museo del Prado, Madrid
* Museo del Louvre, París
* Museo del Vaticano, Roma
* Museo Metropolitano de Arte de Nueva York
* Galería de los Uffizi, Florencia
* nationwide Gallery, Londres
* Museo del Ermitage, Leningrado
* Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

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