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Saudi Arabia in the Balance: Political Economy, Society, Foreign Affairs (PDF)

by Paul Aarts Gerd Nonneman

Brings together in a systematic way such a range of expertise in an integrated project, drawing on the insights of an exceptional cast of scholars from Europe, the US and the Middle East. This book integrates empirical investigation with the social science tools of politics, political economy and international relations.

Ideological Origins of the American Revolution (PDF)

by Bernard Bailyn

In this 25th anniversary edition, Bailyn has added a substantial essay, Fulfillment, as a Postscript to the original text. In it he discusses the intense, nation-wide debate on the ratification of the constitution, stressing the continuities between that struggle over the foundations of the national government and the original principles of the Revolution. This study of the persistence of the nation's ideological origins adds a new dimension to the book and projects its meaning forward into vital present concerns.;Bailyn is author of The Ordeal of Thomas Hutchinson which won the National Book Award and Voyagers to the West which won the Pulitzer Prize for History.

Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism Management Issues in China and India: Today's Dragons and Tigers (1st Edition)

by Stephen Ball Kevin Nield Susan Horner

This book represents a comprehensive, authoritative and up-to-date analysis of key sectors in the hospitality and tourism industries in China and India, and will address the market's growing need for information on Tourism in China and India. The text will be written in an accessible style drawing on the authors' wealth of theoretical, educational and industry experience. The text will contain inputs from academic colleagues and commercial contacts from the identified region. Case studies will give real life experiences of hospitality and tourism companies and organisations operating in this region and will include interactive exercises and discussion points.

Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism Management Issues in China and India: Today's Dragons and Tigers (1st Edition) (PDF)

by Stephen Ball Kevin Nield Susan Horner

This book represents a comprehensive, authoritative and up-to-date analysis of key sectors in the hospitality and tourism industries in China and India, and will address the market's growing need for information on Tourism in China and India. The text will be written in an accessible style drawing on the authors' wealth of theoretical, educational and industry experience. The text will contain inputs from academic colleagues and commercial contacts from the identified region. Case studies will give real life experiences of hospitality and tourism companies and organisations operating in this region and will include interactive exercises and discussion points.

International Human Rights Law and Practice (PDF)

by Ilias Bantekas Oette Lutz

This innovative textbook explores human rights law from a theoretical and practical perspective. Case studies and interviews with specialists show how theory is applied in real life and discussion questions engage students. The authors' talent for critical analysis and clarification make this an essential student text. Human rights law is a complex but compelling subject that fascinates students but also confuses them. This innovative textbook explores human rights law from a theoretical and practical perspective. Case studies and interviews with specialist practitioners, NGO activists and policy-makers show how theory is applied in real life. The up-to-date coverage includes introductions to important emerging fields such as globalisation, poverty and advocacy. Student learning is supported by questions to stimulate seminar discussion and further reading sections that encourage independent study. The authors' combined expertise, engaging writing style and ability to clarify not simplify ensures that this important new book will become required reading for all students of human rights law.

Be Safe (4th edition) (PDF)

by Ann Barton-Greenwood

This book gives guidance on health and safety matters for those teaching science in primary schools and similar establishments, such as nursery schools, some middle schools and some schools for children of secondary age with special educational needs.

Education Policy, Practice and the Professional (PDF)

by Jane Bates Sue Lewis Andy Pickard

This introductory textbook explores education policy, looking at where we came from, where we are, and where we are going. The book includes commentaries, case studies and other forms of contributions from lecturers of education studies at different institutions through the British Education Studies Association. Alternate ISBN 9781441115201

Thinking Sociologically (PDF)

by Zygmunt Bauman

In this textbook, Bauman addresses the problem of thinking sociologically. Through an examination of the underlying assumptions and tacit expectations which structure people's view of the world, Bausman aims to elucidate key concepts in sociology, from individualism and community to privilege and deprivation. The author also offers the reader a succession of exemplary instances of thinking sociologically.

Language Change

by Adrian Beard

The Intertext series has been specifically designed to meet the needs of contemporary English Language Studies. Working with Texts: A Core Introduction to Language Analysis (second edition 2001) is the foundation text, which is complemented by a range of 'satellite titles. These provide students with hands-on practical experience of textual analysis through special topics, and can be used individually or in conjunction with Working with Texts. Language Change: examines the way external factors have influenced and are influencing language change, focusing on how changing social contexts are reflected in language use explores the attitudes, values and assumptions that shape the way we use language looks at how language change operates within different genres, such as problem pages, sports reports and recipes provides lively examples from everyday communication, including letters, emails, postcards and text messages includes a unit on how new words are formed and features a full glossary.

Managing Change : Enquiry and Action (PDF)

by Nic Beech Robert Macintosh

The ability to manage change successfully is an essential part of business today. This book helps you to understand three key activities for managing change: diagnosing, explaining and enacting. Both practical and action-oriented, it gives students and managers the tools they need to deal with the messy reality of change. The ability to manage change successfully is an essential part of business. It is a skill that is much valued by employers, and it is therefore one of the most commonly delivered courses. This book helps you to understand three key activities for managing change: diagnosing, explaining and enacting. Both practical and action-oriented, it gives students and managers the tools they need to deal with the messy reality of change. It combines theory and diagnostic tools with practical examples that focus on actions and outcomes. It also includes short vignettes and longer cases, from a range of international contexts, for classroom study or for use on distance learning courses. Managing Change is written for advanced undergraduates and graduate students taking modules on change management, strategy and organizations. Its class-tested approach has been successfully delivered in a wide variety of settings, including over fifty executive short courses with FTSE-listed businesses.

Learning and Development Practice (2nd edition)

by Kathy Beevers Andrew Rea

Kathy Beevers is a qualified trainer, coach and verifier. She runs a training consultancy business called Lightbulb Learning Ltd. Andrew Rea is a trainer, coach and facilitator with a background in management. The essential text for the CIPD Certificate in Learning and Development Practice, containing all the practical advice and theory needed to pass your course. Part 1 covers the units and practical steps; Part 2 covers underpinning theories/models. New to this edition: Updated references to the HR Profession Map Review of theories, and updates to changes in legislation, e.g. training time allowance Inclusion of ethics and CSR - Enhanced coverage of cross-cultural and global issues Discussion of social media and technology as a learning platform, e.g. WebEx and Skype Future trends and hot topics in Lamp;D, for example emerging theories based on neuro-science. Alternate ISBN (other edition) 9781843982616

Team Roles at Work (2nd Edition)

by R. M. Belbin

Belbin's renowned Team Role theory is a familiar concept for managersand management trainers across the world. Following on from the best-selling Management Teams: Why theysucceed or fail, this second edition of Team Roles at Work provides usefulinsights into how to apply the theory in everyday work situations. This book explores the impact of Team Roles from interpersonalchemistry and managing difficult relationships, to cultivating effectiveleaders and shaping organizations. Now fully updated, this second edition has new practical examplesand summaries bringing this book up to date 17 years after itsoriginal publication. Drawing from Belbin's own practical experienceit answers the queries that have arisen during those years. Furtherinformation accompanies the book on the Belbin website,www.belbin.com/books/books.htm including a free, downloadable,full-page summary of Team Roles with their icons, descriptions,strengths and allowable weaknesses. Team Roles at Work is the best-selling, second book written byMeredith Belbin, designed for any manager who wants to understandthe practical application of Team Role theory. R. Meredith Belbin was formerly Chairman of the Industrial TrainingResearch Unit. A founder Member of Belbin Associates, he is also VisitingProfessor and Honorary Fellow of Henley Management College. RELATED TITLES Belbin, Management Teams: Why they succeed or fail, 3e, ISBN: 978-1-85617-8075

Events Design and Experience (1st Edition) (PDF)

by Graham Berridge

For the first time Events Design and Experience draws together the relationship between event design and the experience of consumers and participants. It explores and analyses the event experience of the individual and how this can be controlled' by design.By drawing upon ongoing research conducted over several years into the experiences of groups and individuals who attend events this text will ask questions such as: What was the rationale behind a particular event being designed in a certain way? What was the actual experience of consumers? How was the event materially delivered and did the experience created provide a satisfactory outcome? How can experiences be understood (via semiotics) especially the physical elements of an event?Structured in four sections, Events Design and Experience discusses:* What are events? An overall view of the industry, its definitions and market demand. It also covers an analysis of previous literature, and draws upon real life events such as Wembley plc, Leapfrog Corporate events and the British Cycling federation* What is an event experience? An explanation of the nature and stages of experience, and the emergence of the experience industry itself. Cases such as the Proms, London Fashion week ands the Nike Fun run are used to illustrate.* Designing Experiences. Considers how design itself can impact upon the experience, in some cases fundamentally changing the nature of experience. It asks the question of how experiences are designed and what do they signify to the customer once complete.* Analysing Event Experiences. Considers how experiences can be analysed and evaluated looking at the artificiality of the event and how this reflects in the experience of consumers. Also includes a review of the psychological processes of perception and interpretation and how meaning and experience can be analysed, and how we may begin to unravel the meanings attributed to certain events. With international case studies throughout, Events Design and Experience has a coherent user-friendly structure including chapter summaries, review exercises and topics for discussion to consolidate understanding.

Red Grouse (Large Print)

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This is a Red Grouse shown from the side. There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the right way up. Its head, which is facing to the left, has a short blunt beak. One eye is visible, and above this, is its distinctive red wattle. Slightly down and to the right of the head is the wing. Down from this is the Grouse's chest, and down again are its two sturdy legs. To the very right of the picture its short tail can be found. The Red Grouse is covered with chestnut brown feathers.

Youth Work: Histories, Policy and Contexts (PDF)

by Graham Bright

Youth work is a means of promoting learning, equality and inclusion with young people. It is an incredibly rewarding profession; however, diffuse state regulation means that youth work students and practitioners must continuously wrestle with the challenges of contemporary practice in environments that are complex and changing. This book brings together a collection of voices to speak to these concerns. Drawing on the history of the profession, each chapter focuses on a different aspect of policy and practice. Chapters explore the impact of New Labour; the changes that came with the coalition government; youth work in the voluntary sector, and youth work in a digital world. Graham Bright concludes with a powerful reflection on what the future holds for the profession. Each chapter features 'Over to You' activity boxes which invite readers to engage collaboratively in developing and applying ideas, with case studies which link discussion to real life examples. This is an important book for students, practitioners and lecturers in the field of youth and community work and related practice with children and young people.

Painting and Decorating Level 2 Diploma: Student Book (PDF)

by British Association of Construction Heads

Written for the Cskills Awards Level 2 Diploma in Painting and Decorating, this book has been developed in partnership with the British Association of Construction Heads (BACH) to bring you up-to-date and expert knowledge of painting and decorating.

Civil Litigation 2014/2015

by Kevin Browne

Civil Litigation is a thorough, up to date and practical introduction to the Civil Procedure Rules and the principles and tactics used in pursuing a civil case. The civil process has been divided into five stages, starting with pre-action considerations, moving on to examine the issue and service of proceedings, before considering interim matters, trial and enforcement. Alternate ISBN 9781910019566

Basic Statistics For Psychologists (PDF)

by Marc Brysbaert

Basic Statistics for Psychologists combines clear explanations of statistical concepts and tests with a guide to using SPSS, providing an invaluable resource for psychology students. Highly readable and with innovative learning features throughout, this book offers a comprehensive introduction to statistics and their use in social science.

Oracle Embedded Programming And Application Development (PDF)

by Lakshman Bulusu

Focusing on tried and true best practice techniques in cross-technology based Oracle embedded programming, this book provides authoritative guidance for improving your code compilation and execution. Geared towards IT professionals developing Oracle-based Web-enabled applications in PL/SQL, Java, C, C++, . NET, Perl, and PHP, it covers application development from concepts to customization, following a pragmatic approach to design, coding, testing, deployment, and customizationOCoexplaining how to maximize embedded programming practices. Oracle Embedded Programming and Application Development explains application development frameworks using 3GL and 4GL high-level language code as embedded code segments across . NET, Java, and Open Source technologies, in conjunction with SQL and/or PL/SQL and the Oracle RDBMS through version 11gR2. It also: Features pluggable code using parameterized constructs to promote code reuseExplains when to use a particular embedded language as a best fit for specific applications Highlights design considerations that reduce the probability of errors, enable quick resolution, and boost performance in terms of enabling a Fast-Actionable-Synchronized-Tested (FAST) solution implementationProvides best practice techniques that can enhance any application development code-design methodology for a better, easier, faster, cheaper, and pervasive solution that in turn helps achieve a Better Business Benefit (B-B-B) This practical guide details techniques for constructing architecture and code design methodologies for live application development projects that can be generalized and standardized as application development and code design frameworks. Cover to cover, the text provides an understanding of how the designed, developed, and deployed solutions conform to emerging and next-generation trends. It also discusses the conformance and usage of Web 2. 0-based RIA functionality and regulatory compliance practices involving auditing and security. Praise for: Taking an Oracle-centric approach, Lakshman skillfully guides you through the maze of various popular programming languages and environments including . NET, C/C++, Perl, PHP, Java, and even SQL and PL/SQL OCo not only showing you how they interact with Oracle but also which language is the best fit for a given situation. OCoJohn Kanagaraj, Executive Editor, IOUG SELECT Journal" Alternate ISBN 9781439816448

Corporate Entrepreneurship: Building An Entrepreneurial Organization (PDF)

by Paul Burns

This book offers an innovative look at the entrepreneurial advantage and how it can be harnessed and replicated within organizations, transforming them into market leaders. It is a UK authored Corporate Entrepreneurship textbook, authored by Paul Burns, Dean of Bedfordshire Business School and author of one of the bestselling core entrepreneurship textbooks. It includes real world case studies and quotations from entrepreneurial managers, strong pedagogy, step-by-step Corporate Entrepreneurship Audit, links to further reading and additional resources, and a companion website which provides additional resources for students and lecturers.

Business Research Methods: A Practical Approach

by Sheila Cameron Deborah Price

Despite the existence of very strong research methods textbooks, students still struggle with undertaking a research project. The quality of their research is often poor, research questions are badly thought out and their final work can be poorly written. Cameron and Price believe that this is because students struggle to relate the content in research methods textbooks to their own situations.

Business Strategy: An Introduction (PDF)

by David Campbell David Edgar George Stonehouse

Business Strategy: An Introduction is an accessible textbook providing a straightforward and comprehensive guide to strategic management for undergraduate students of business and management. It presents complex issues and concepts in a clear and concise manner and is a definitive guide for those new to the subject.

The Mycenaean World (PDF)

by John Chadwick

John Chadwick summarizes the results of research into Mycenaean Greece and in so doing opens the door to a new world, Mycenaean Greece seen through the eyes of its inhabitants.

Surveillance and Crime (PDF)

by Roy Coleman Mike Mccahill

Surveillance has a long-standing relationship with crime and its identification, prevention, detection and punishment. With information on each citizen spanning up to 700 databases, and over 4 million CCTV cameras in the United Kingdom alone, this book explores how new technologies have given rise to new forms of monitoring and control. 9781847873521 9781446245309 9781849204446 9781280347016 9781446251379

Fundamentals of Translation (PDF)

by Sonia Colina

This textbook provides a non-technical introduction to the basic concepts of translation theory and practice, with numerous activities, exercises and examples from a wide variety of languages. Suitable for non-specialists as well as language industry professionals, this textbook is ideal for readers seeking a wide and practical understanding of translation. Clear and concise, this textbook provides a non-technical introduction to the basic and central concepts of translation theory and practice, including translation briefs, parallel texts and textual functions, cohesion and coherence, and old and new information. Colina focuses on the key concepts that beginning students of translation, practising translators, language students and language professionals need to understand. Numerous exercises (discussion, group and individual) at the end of each chapter and 'Practice' activities throughout each chapter allow students to self-assess their practical understanding of chapter topics. In addition, examples, figures and text extracts from a wide variety of world languages contextualise chapter material and produce a lively and accessible narrative. Suitable for non-specialists with no prior experience of translation, it will also be of interest to practising translators, language students and language industry professionals who wish to gain a wider and up-to-date understanding of translation.

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