Bin Laden S Legacy

Autore: Daveed Gartenstein-Ross
Editore: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118150953
Grandezza: 45,62 MB
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Why al Qaeda is winning its war against the West—and America has been playing right into its hands In the decade since 9/11, the United States has grown weaker: It has been bogged down by costly wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It has spent billions of dollars on security to protect air travel and other transport, as well as the homeland more generally. Much of this money has been channeled into efforts that are inefficient by design and highly bureaucratic, a lack of coordination between and among the government and an array of contractors making it difficult to evaluate the return on the enormous investment that we have made in national security. Meanwhile, public morale has been sapped by measures ranging from color-coded terror alerts to full-body hand searches. Now counterterrorism expert Daveed Gartenstein-Ross details the strategic missteps the U.S. has made in the fight against al Qaeda, a group that U.S. planners never really took the time to understand. For this reason, America's responses to the terrorist threat have often unwittingly helped al Qaeda achieve its goals. Gartenstein-Ross's book explains what the country must do now to stem the bleeding. Explains in detail al Qaeda's strategy to sap and undermine the American economy, and shows how the United States played into the terrorist group's hands by expanding the battlefield and setting up an expensive homeland security bureaucracy that has difficulty dealing with a nimble, adaptive foe Outlines how al Qaeda's economic plans have evolved toward an ultimate "strategy of a thousand cuts," which involves smaller yet more frequent attacks against Western societies Shows how the domestic politicization of terrorism has weakened the United States, skewing its priorities and causing it to misallocate counterterrorism resources Offers a practical plan for building domestic resiliency against terrorist attacks, and escaping the mistakes that have undermined America's war against its jihadist foes Clearly written and powerfully argued by a prominent counterterrorism expert, this book is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand what al Qaeda is really after and how the United States can thwart its goals—or help unwittingly to achieve them.

Being The Best Man For Dummies Uk

Autore: Dominic Bliss
Editore: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118650409
Grandezza: 51,13 MB
Formato: PDF
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If you're looking for practical, straight-talking advice on getting things right, look no further. Being the Best Man For Dummies is a perfect one-stop guide to being the ideal best man. This newly updated edition includes: Advice on organising the stag night (or weekend), including a guide to the best destinations, activities, and organisers, with contact information. An outline of your wedding day responsibilities (in the morning, at the church, during the reception, and all points in between) plus tips on how not to screw things up. A guide to writing a delivering a great speech, including opening lines, jokes, quotes, and more. Ten wedding-day nightmare scenarios to avoid. Guidance on how to dress to impress. All that in one convenient package that also doubles as a terrific prop for the reception speech.

Student Cookbook For Dummies

Autore: Oliver Harrison
Editore: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119996767
Grandezza: 59,81 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 4752
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Are you a student who’s fed up with making do with greasy food and monotonous ingredients? A parent who worries about your son or daughter’s mounting tendency to nip to the fast-food van at all times of the day? Then look no further! Taking into account thepressures and stresses of university life – the work, the exams, the parties – this entertaining guide takes students through the essential skills, techniques and ingredients they need to make over 160 delicious, healthy meals on a budget and on the go. Packed with top tips on frugal shopping, diet maintenance and healthy-microwave cooking, as well as the low-down on hosting dinner parties, choosing wines and mixing cocktails, baked-bean-living will become a thing of the past! Student Cookbook For Dummies includes: Part 1: Getting Started Chapter 1: Saying ‘Hello’ To Your Kitchen Chapter 2: Going Shopping Chapter 3: Knowing What You’re Eating Part 2: Breakfast, Lunch & Snacks Chapter 4: Bigging up Breakfast Chapter 5: Making great Lunches Chapter 6: Snacks Part 3: Bring On The Main Course Chapter 7: Cooking For One Chapter 8: Eating the Right Food To Get You Going Chapter 9: Mastering Microwave Cooking Chapter 10: Making the Most of Time and Money Chapter 11: Decadent Desserts and Treats Part 4: Entertaining Chapter 12: Lads and Girls Nights’ In Chapter 13: Pulling Together a Sunday Roast Chapter 14: Food To Impress: Cooking for a Date Chapter 15: Getting into the Party Spirit Part 5: The Part Of Tens Chapter 16: Ten Tips For Cooking At Uni Chapter 17: Ten Ways to Eat On The Cheap Chapter 18: Ten Replacements for Expensive Ingredients

Upstream Petroleum Fiscal And Valuation Modeling In Excel

Autore: Kasriel
Editore: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118537696
Grandezza: 17,67 MB
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Vista: 2145
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Please contact the authors at [email protected] for details of how to access the trial version of Crystal Ball, as well as the Excel and other files which are *not* part of the e-book version download. "This is a book no deal team should be without. It is a must for those involved in upstream oil and gas transactions, planning, budgeting, investment appraisal and portfolio management. Its step–by–step approach cuts through complexity, making it comprehensive and understandable by a wide range of users with a wide range of abilities. It can be used as a textbook, an introductory primer or as a handbook that you can dip in and out of or read cover to cover." —Michael Lynch–Bell, Senior Advisor, Oil & Gas, Ernst & Young LLP; ex-officio Chairman, UN Expert Group on Resource Classification In the upstream petroleum industry, it is the value of post–tax cashflows which matters most to companies, governments, investors, lenders, analysts, and advisors. Calculating these cashflows and understanding their “behavior,” however, is challenging, as the industry’s specialized fiscal systems can be complex, jargon–laden, and sometimes seem to be a “world of their own”. Upstream Petroleum Fiscal and Valuation Modeling in Excel: A Worked Examples Approach demystifies fiscal analysis which, unlike disciplines such as Earth sciences and engineering, can be learned from a book. Written in plain English for laymen and for experienced practitioners alike, it is a reader–friendly, clear, practical, step–by–step hands–on guide for both reference and self–paced study. The book does not catalogue the 100+ different petroleum fiscal regimes in use at the time of writing. Rather, drawing on the authors’ combined 48 years’ experience, it takes a more timeless, generic treatment, by covering the most common variants of royalties, taxation, production sharing arrangements, bonuses and abandonment funding , through a dual approach: first, showing how to model them in Excel , and then providing interactive exercises to prompt (and answer) questions that analyze impacts on cashflows. In addition to the main text, the book consists of over 120 Excel files (ranging from modular examples to full models) in Excel 2007 and 2003 formats; over 400 pages of supplementary PDF files; VBA features to enhance model functionality; and an introduction to risk modeling with exercises for the included trial version of Oracle’s Crystal Ball software. It offers both a wealth of content and models equal to or surpassing what is available from fiscal modeling courses costing several times more; and greater insights into underlying calculations than commercially available “black box” fiscal software. New US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules planned for 2013 will force petroleum companies to disclose more fiscal information on an individual country basis. This will make it more important than ever for analysts to understand how to model oil and gas terms and the potential impacts of the disclosed government payments on future oil and gas company profitability. Due to the heavy use of graphics and cross references used in this particular text, some readers might find that the printed book offers a more optimal reading experience than certain e-formats particularly with the Kindle eMobi format.

Cognitive Psychology For Dummies

Autore: Peter J. Hills
Editore: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111995391X
Grandezza: 10,34 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 9977
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Demystify the core concepts of cognitive psychology Written specifically for psychology students – and not other academics - Cognitive Psychology For Dummies is an accessible and entertaining introduction to the field. Unlike the dense and jargon-laden content found in most psychology textbooks, this practical guide provides readers with easy-to-understand explanations of the fundamental elements of cognitive psychology so that they are able obtain a firm grasp of the material. Cognitive Psychology For Dummies follows the structure of a typical university course, which makes it the perfect supplement for students in need of a clear and enjoyable overview of the topic. The complexities of a field that explores internal mental processes – including the study of how people perceive, remember, think, speak, and solve problems – can be overwhelming for first-year psychology students. This practical resource cuts through the academic-speak to provide a clear understanding of the most important elements of cognitive psychology. Obtain a practical understanding of the core concepts of cognitive psychology Supplement required course reading with clear and easy-to-understand overviews Gain confidence in your ability to apply your knowledge of cognitive psychology Prepare for upcoming exams or topic discussions Cognitive Psychology For Dummies is the perfect resource for psychology students who need a clear and readable overview of the core concepts of cognitive psychology.