Latin America 2016 2017

Author: Blair Turner
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475829019
Size: 10,38 MB
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A comprehensive, timely, and entertaining account of the political, cultural, and economic dynamics of more than thirty discrete countries of the Western Hemisphere, this book is updated each year, providing students with the most recent information possible. The information is presented in an objective, balanced, non-ideological context, allowing the readers to formulate their own opinions. In addition to examining individual countries, the book views Latin America as a mosaic region as a whole and emphasizes its growing influence on the world stage. Besides providing accurate and timely information on the historical and political forces that have shaped each nation, it also examines the leading cultural figures and forces, from eighteenth-century writers to twentieth-century composers and singing stars to twenty-first-century filmmakers and actors. Finally, it describes the social and economic challenges that continue to afflict this exciting and emerging region.

The Middle East And South Asia 2016 2017

Author: Seth Cantey
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475828950
Size: 14,26 MB
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This volume is designed to place in context the passionate controversies and emotional attachments of the two billion people who live, study, work, love, and die in the Middle East and South Asia. Understanding these regions means more than annually-updated details of the governments, politics, cultures, and economies of the twenty-four nations and assorted territories. Special chapters address significant issues of continuing international importance, including access to water, the role of oil, and the 2011 Arab spring. Both regions, after all, contain types of people misunderstood and often intensely disliked by others. Where religion intrudes on politics—the Afghan Taliban oppose educating girls, Hindu fanatics rampage in India, Iranian militiamen shoot demonstrators, Islamic extremists impose sharia, and Jewish Ultra-Orthodox send women to the back of the bus—readers bombarded with superficial news bites and slanted reporting might never sense the other accomplishments of these same societies. Islamic charities and societies bring relief to the impoverished, Israel’s scholars win Nobel prizes, and most Indians cherish long-standing religious toleration. The author of this volume attempts to let the reader draw conclusions from the evidence.


Author: Naomi E. Jones
Editor: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1502647397
Size: 20,70 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Paraguay is a landlocked country in the heart of South America. Its history has been marked by war, dictatorship, and poverty. However, it is also unique in its culture and varied landscape. It is one of the only countries in the world to have an indigenous language as one of its official languages. This book explores the country in detail, from its geological landscape to its wildlife, history, lifestyles, and traditions. It offers a complete view of the nation today, encouraging young readers to explore new cultures.

Wealth S And Subjective Well Being

Author: Gaël Brulé
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3030055353
Size: 11,56 MB
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This volume examines the impact of wealth on quality of life and subjective well-being (SWB). As wealth is related to economic, environmental and social features of societies, this volume serves as an important resource in understanding economic and SWB. It further discusses a variety of experiences and consequences of inequalities of wealth. Through the availability of wealth data in recent international surveys, this volume explores the multiple relations between wealth and SWB. Structured around four main pillars the book presents analysis of the topic at various levels such as theoretical and conceptual, methodological and empirically, ending with a section on distribution and policies.

Our Social World

Author: Jeanne H. Ballantine
Editor: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506362087
Size: 18,41 MB
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Inspire your students to develop their sociological imaginations in Our Social World. Focused on deep learning rather than memorization, this book encourages readers to analyze, evaluate, and apply information about the social world; to see the connection between the world and personal events from a new perspective; and to confront sociological issues on a day-to-day basis. Organized around the "Social World Model”, a conceptual framework used across chapters to see the complex links between various micro- to macro-levels of the social system, students will develop the practice of using three levels of analysis, and to view sociology as an integrated whole, rather than a set of discrete subjects.

The Heart In Rheumatic Autoimmune And Inflammatory Diseases

Author: Udi Nussinovitch
Editor: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128032685
Size: 19,26 MB
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The prevalence of autoimmune diseases and rheumatic conditions is constantly increasing. Autoimmune diseases affect approximately 7-10% of the population of the United States, while more than 50,000,000 American adults suffer from some type of arthritis. The Heart in Rheumatic, Autoimmune and Inflammatory Diseases examines the complex mechanisms relating to cardiac diseases from a pathophysiological and clinical point of view. Autoimmune rheumatic diseases can affect the coronary vessels, myocardium, pericardium, heart valves and the conduction system. The diagnosis of these unique cardiac complications necessitates medical awareness and a high index of suspicion. Increased risk of advanced atherosclerosis plays a pivotal role in the development of cardiac diseases in systemic, rheumatic and autoimmune illnesses. Yet, other complex immune medicated mechanisms may contribute to the pathogenesis. Patients' optimal care requires coordination between the primary caregiver, the rheumatologist, immunologist and cardiologist. Screening for cardiovascular risk factors, recognition of high-risk patients and identification of subclinical cardiac conditions are of great importance. Moreover, regulation of inflammation, as well as abnormal immune responses and the initiation of early treatments should be the focus of patient management. A continuous attempt to identify novel therapeutic targets and change the natural history of the underlying disease and its cardiac manifestations is in progress. The book aims at providing the readers with a state of the art collection of up to date information regarding clinically important topics based on experts' perspectives. This book was a result of an extended coordinated collaboration of one-hundred and fifty-four distinguished scientists from thirty-one countries around the globe. A review of common, as well as unusual (yet clinically significant) medical cardiac complications of prevalent rheumatic, autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. Focuses on aspects of pathophysiological processes, clinical presentations, screening tests, prognostic implications and novel therapeutic approaches. Presents an up-to-date “level of evidence and “strengths of recommendations for suggested therapies and reviews all randomized clinical trials, meta-analyses and other supporting published clinical findings.

Icmlg2016 4th International Conference On Management Leadership And Governance

Author: Dmitry Vasilenko and Natalia Khazieva
Editor: Academic Conferences and publishing limited
ISBN: 1910810843
Size: 17,58 MB
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Horngren S Cost Accounting

Author: Srikant M. Datar
ISBN: 9780134475585
Size: 11,46 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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About the book Use the most current information to prepare students for their field · Emphasis on Global Issues reflect today's increasingly global business environment, including: · The importance of joint cost allocation in creating a trade war between poultry farms in South Africa and the United States (Chapter 16). · The text's examples of management accounting applications in companies are drawn from international settings. · Focus on merchandising and service sectors (versus traditional manufacturing settings)highlight the shifts in the US and world economies, includ.

Horngren S Cost Accounting Revel Access Code

Author: Srikant M Datar
Editor: Pearson
ISBN: 9780134789705
Size: 18,50 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Revel(TM) is Pearson's newest way of delivering our respected content. Fully digital and highly engaging, Revel replaces the textbook and gives students everything they need for the course. Informed by extensive research on how people read, think, and learn, Revel is an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience-for less than the cost of a traditional textbook. The title that defined the cost accounting market Revel Horngren's Cost Accounting defines the cost accounting market and continues to innovate today by consistently integrating the most current practice and theory. This acclaimed, market-leading title emphasizes the basic theme of "different costs for different purposes," and reaches beyond cost accounting procedures to consider concepts, analyses, and management. The 16th Edition incorporates the latest research and most up-to-date thinking into all relevant chapters, so that readers are prepared for the rewards and challenges they will face in the professional cost accounting world of today and tomorrow. NOTE: Revel is a fully digital delivery of Pearson content. This ISBN is for the standalone Revel access card. In addition to this access card, you will need a course invite link, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Revel.