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The Calculus of Retirement Income

by Moshe A. Milevsky

This 2006 book introduces and develops the basic actuarial models and underlying pricing of life-contingent pension annuities and life insurance from a unique financial perspective. The ideas and techniques are then applied to the real-world problem of generating sustainable retirement income towards the end of the human life-cycle. The role of lifetime income, longevity insurance, and systematic withdrawal plans are investigated in a parsimonious framework. The underlying technology and terminology of the book are based on continuous-time financial economics by merging analytic laws of mortality with the dynamics of equity markets and interest rates. Nonetheless, the book requires a minimal background in mathematics and emphasizes applications and examples more than proofs and theorems. It can serve as an ideal textbook for an applied course on wealth management and retirement planning in addition to being a reference for quantitatively-inclined financial planners.

The Methodology of Economics

by Mark Blaug

Imagine a country where the right to vote is not guaranteed by the Constitution, where the candidate with the most votes loses, and where paperwork requirements and bureaucratic bungling disenfranchise millions. You're living in it. If the consequences weren't so serious, it would be funny. An eye-opening, fact-filled companion to the forthcoming PBS documentary starring political satirist and commentator Mo Rocca, Electoral Dysfunction illuminates a broad array of issues, including the Founding Fathers' decision to omit the right to vote from the Constitution#151;and the legal system's patchwork response to this omission; the battle over voter ID, voter impersonation, and voter fraud; the foul-ups that plague Election Day, from ballot design to contested recounts; the role of partisan officials in running elections; and the anti-democratic origins and impact of the Electoral College. The book concludes with a prescription for a healthy voting system by Heather Smith, president of Rock the Vote. Published in the run-up to the 2012 election, Electoral Dysfunction is for readers across the political spectrum who want their votes to count.

The Stages of Economic Growth

by W. W. Rostow

A third edition of The Stages of Economic Growth brings this classic work up to date with current economic and political changes. In a new preface and appendix, Professor Rostow extends his analysis to include recent economic and political developments as well as the advances in theory concerning nonlinear and chaotic phenomena. For those coming to his work for the first time, the original text and the introductions and appendices from earlier editions are included. This volume will not only be of interest to those concerned with the theory of economic growth, but also to students of policy since the 1960s. In the text Professor Rostow gives an account of economic growth based on a dynamic theory of production and interpreted in terms of actual societies. Five basic stages of economic growth are distinguished with detailed discussions of each stage including illustrative examples. He also applies the concept of stages of growth to an examination of the problems of military aggression and the nuclear arms race. The final chapter includes a comparison of his non-communist manifesto with Marxist theory. Materials from the second edition include an appendix in which he responds to some of his critics.

Zooarchaeology

by Elizabeth J. Reitz Elizabeth S. Wing

This book includes new sections on enamel ultra structure and incremental analysis, stable isotopes and trace elements, ancient genetics and enzymes, environmental reconstruction, people as agents of environmental change etc.

The Cambridge Companion to James Joyce

by Derek Attridge

Including several new and revised essays, reflecting increasing emphasis on Joyce's politics, this Companion focuses on the importance of his engagement with Ireland, and the changes wrought by gender studies on criticism of his work. The second edition features essays by an international team of leading scholars geared to provoking thought and discussion. Supplementary reading lists and an extended bibliography will offer readers the necessary tools for additional informed exploration of Joyce. First Edition Hb (1990): 0-521-33014-9 First Edition Pb (1990): 0-521-37673-4

The Cambridge Companion to Emily Dickinson

by Wendy Martin

Emily Dickinson, one of the most important American poets of the nineteenth century, remains an intriguing and fascinating writer. The Cambridge Companion to Emily Dickinson includes eleven new essays by accomplished Dickinson scholars. They cover Dickinson's biography, publication history, poetic themes and strategies, and her historical and cultural contexts. As a woman poet, Dickinson's literary persona has become incredibly resonant in the popular imagination. She has been portrayed as singular, enigmatic, and even eccentric. At the same time, Dickinson is widely acknowledged as one of the founders of American poetry, an innovative pre-modernist poet as well as a rebellious and courageous woman. This volume introduces new and practised readers to a variety of critical responses to Dickinson's poetry and life, and provides several valuable tools for students, including a chronology and suggestions for further reading.

The Cambridge Companion to Gothic Fiction

by Jerrold E. Hogle

Fourteen world-class experts on the Gothic provide thorough accounts of this haunting-to-horrifying genre from the 1760s to the end of the twentieth century. Essays explore the connections of Gothic fictions to political and industrial revolutions, the realistic novel, the theater, Romantic and post-Romantic poetry, nationalism and racism from Europe to America, colonized and post-colonial populations, the rise of film, the struggles between "high" and "popular" culture, and changing attitudes towards human identity, life and death, sanity and madness. The volume also includes a chronology and guides to further reading.

The Cambridge Companion to W. B. Yeats

by John Kelly Marjorie Howes

This accessible and thought-provoking Companion is designed to help students experience the pleasures and challenges offered by one of the twentieth century's greatest poets. A team of international contributors examine Yeats's poetry, drama and prose in their historical and national contexts. The essays explain and synthesise major aspects and themes of his life and work: his lifelong engagement with Ireland, his complicated relationship to the English literary tradition, his literary, social, and political criticism and the evolution of his complex spiritual and religious sense. First-time readers of Yeats as well as more advanced scholars will welcome this comprehensive account of Yeats's career with its useful chronological outline and survey of the most important trends in Yeats scholarship. Taken as a whole, this Companion comprises an essential introduction for students and teachers of Yeats.

The Ottoman Empire and Early Modern Europe

by Daniel Goffman

Despite the fact that its capital city and over one third of its territory was within the continent of Europe, the Ottoman Empire has consistently been regarded as a place apart, inextricably divided from the West by differences of culture and religion. A perception of its militarism, its barbarism, its tyranny, the sexual appetites of its rulers and its pervasive exoticism has led historians to measure the Ottoman world against a western standard and find it lacking. In recent decades, a dynamic and convincing scholarship has emerged that seeks to comprehend and, in the process, to de-exoticize this enduring realm. Dan Goffman provides a thorough introduction to the history and institutions of the Ottoman Empire from this new standpoint, and presents a claim for its inclusion in Europe. His lucid and engaging book--an important addition to New Approaches in European History--will be essential reading for undergraduates.

More Than You Wanted to Know

by Omri Ben-Shahar Carl E. Schneider

Perhaps no kind of regulation is more common or less useful than mandated disclosure--requiring one party to a transaction to give the other information. It is the iTunes terms you assent to, the doctor's consent form you sign, the pile of papers you get with your mortgage. Reading the terms, the form, and the papers is supposed to equip you to choose your purchase, your treatment, and your loan well. More Than You Wanted to Know surveys the evidence and finds that mandated disclosure rarely works. But how could it? Who reads these disclosures? Who understands them? Who uses them to make better choices?Omri Ben-Shahar and Carl Schneider put the regulatory problem in human terms. Most people find disclosures complex, obscure, and dull. Most people make choices by stripping information away, not layering it on. Most people find they can safely ignore most disclosures and that they lack the literacy to analyze them anyway. And so many disclosures are mandated that nobody could heed them all. Nor can all this be changed by simpler forms in plainer English, since complex things cannot be made simple by better writing. Furthermore, disclosure is a lawmakers' panacea, so they keep issuing new mandates and expanding old ones, often instead of taking on the hard work of writing regulations with bite.Timely and provocative, More Than You Wanted to Know takes on the form of regulation we encounter daily and asks why we must encounter it at all.

Fear is the Key

by Alistair Maclean

Another suspense thriller from best-seller Scottish Alistair MacLean. Just when you think you understand the plot, it changes. And yet again. Talbot is a guaranteed murderer. He escapes from his trial in Florida, takes a hostage, shoots a sheriff, steals a car, and is on his way. Here begins a hair-raising story of underwater salvage, crime and more crime, murders, and revenge.

Poems That Make Grown Men Cry

by Anthony Holden Ben Holden

Grown men don't cry.But in this fascinating anthology, one hundred men--distinguished in literature and film, science and architecture, theater and human rights--confess to being moved to tears by poems that continue to haunt them. Representing twenty nationalities and ranging in age from their early 20s to their late 80s, the majority are public figures not prone to crying. Here they admit to breaking down when ambushed by great art, often in words as powerful as the poems themselves.Their selections include classics by visionaries such as Walt Whitman, W.H Auden, and Philip Larkin, as well as contemporary works by masters including Billy Collins, Seamus Heaney, Derek Walcott, and poets who span the globe from Pablo Neruda to Rabindranath Tagore.Seventy-five percent of the selected poems were written in the twentieth century, with more than a dozen by women including Mary Oliver, Elizabeth Bishop, and Gwendolyn Brooks. Their themes range from love in its many guises, through mortality and loss, to the beauty and variety of nature. Three men have suffered the pain of losing a child; others are moved to tears by the exquisite way a poet captures, in Alexander Pope's famous phrase, "what oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd.From J. J. Abrams to John le Carré, Salman Rushdie to Jonathan Franzen, Daniel Radcliffe to Nick Cave, Billy Collins to Stephen Fry, Stanley Tucci to Colin Firth, and Seamus Heaney to Christopher Hitchens, this collection delivers private insight into the souls of men whose writing, acting, and thinking are admired around the world.

Gay Conversations with God: Straight Talk on Fanatics, Fags and the God Who Loves Us All

by James Alexander Langteaux

Representing a first in gay and Christian publishing, this provocative book presents a complete reversal of thought and action, contending that God loves homosexuals without attempting to refute scripture references. The study confronts its subject with a quirky sense of humor in the spirit of the "bedtime story," providing a rare evangelical Christian volume addressed directly to the gay community. Unorthodox in its presentation, this guide speaks the language of those who may feel abandoned, condemned, and damned while avoiding reinterpretations of scriptural passages, making the gospel accessible to a younger, free-spirited generation. Spearheading a volatile topic with candor and grace, this consideration reframes the never-ending question, Is homosexuality a sin? and instead asks the gay community for a cease-fire-to forgive, love, and help put a stop to a cultural war being waged in the world.

Chronic Pain and Debilitating Conditions Resolution

by Olivia Roberts

Through a series of mental exercises and case studies of people with various sources of chronic pain, this handbook lays out a plan for eliminating ongoing illnesses and the unpleasant emotions associated with them. The first part of this method helps identify unwanted feelings-such as worry, fear, nervousness, and lack of confidence-while the second part describes physical symptoms and how they are caused by electrical waves in the nervous system. The third part helps identify the effects of past experiences so the effects can be changed. Each part includes mental exercises that retrain the subconscious part of the brain with the goal of eliminating the physical chronic pain and its psychological effects. With the aid of the included audio CD, the guide's 65 case studies, and simple mental exercises, it is possible to eliminate persistent, debilitating maladies over time.

Astral Sex-Zen Teabags

by Gerry Thompson Anne Ward

This handy and humorous reference guide provides definitions of the most popular new age terminology with laughs on every page. Complete with illustrations of select definitions, this dictionary deconstructs and skewers the most popular and pretentious of phrases. From Archetypes to Peacemongers and so much more, this is an invaluable resource for the new age enthusiast who isn't afraid of a little self-deprecation.

101 Relationship Myths

by Tim Ray

Challenging many common delusions about love, this straight-talking, humorous guide takes a closer look at the insanity of modern-day relationships. The handbook uses simple "mythbusting" techniques for increasing self-awareness and avoiding misguided ideas. Chapters include Stay Far Away from Women in Their 30s!, Your Partner Isn't a Mind Reader, Can a Relationship Only Work if You Compromise?, Does Strong Sexual Attraction Mean You're a Good Match?, and Is It Better to Be in a Relationship Than to Be Single? Guaranteed to provide greater clarity and contentment between any two people, this reference provides provocative-and much-needed-social commentary in a humorous fashion.

The Everyday Alchemist's Happiness Handbook

by Jonathan Cainer Natalie Fee

Striving for personal happiness, however one defines it, is a goal that many people have in common, and this book teaches readers how to find that joy using modern and spiritual means. Happiness seekers will learn how karma blocks personal happiness and how to dissolve it on a moment-by-moment basis, learn how to activate their personal GPS system to guide them out of negative reactions and old patterns, and learn simple techniques to transform everyday, stressful situations into positive energy and self-awareness. Written for those beginning their spiritual journey of self-discovery, lighthearted dialogue and hands-on exercises give readers an accessible way to vanquish potential roadblocks to happiness.

Encounters with Babaji

by Renata Caddy

Related with simplicity and sincerity, the anecdotes in this firsthand account detail author Renata Caddy's experiences with Babaji, an eternal being and figure in Indian spirituality. Through personal stories and photographs, Caddy describes her first meeting with Babaji during a stay in India in 1978 as well as the 72 encounters that followed in the next six years, until Babaji gave up his human form in 1984. She then relates the events that occurred during her several pilgrimages to Mount Kailash in Tibet, where she felt Babaji's presence strongly and was even more compelled to follow his teachings of truth, simplicity, love, and service to humanity. Full of wisdom, this illuminating book contains a message of spiritual development that will resonate with anyone of an open heart and mind, regardless of religion.

Bach Flower Remedies for Animals

by Gregory Vlamis Helen Graham

Offers descriptions of 38 Bach Flower Remedies and their application to the treatment of a range of domestic animals, including horses.

Holistic Aromatherapy for Animals

by Kristen Leigh Bell

This resource provides effective aromatherapy information and treatments that improve and maintain animal health, as well as prevent common ailments in dogs, cats, and other animals.

Crystal Healing for Animals

by Scott Martin Gael Mariani

Discover how the healing power of crystals can be used to enhance the wellbeing and happiness of the animals in your careTake a guided tour of thirty of the most commonly used and effective healing crystal and gemstones, showing how you can easily and inexpensively build up a collection that will last a life time and go on providing healing support to your animal friends as the years go by. Animal problems covered include: abuse and trauma, allergies, bereavement and grief, hyperactivity, constipation, inflammation, low immunity, muscle strains and pains, post-surgical recovery, stress, training problems and animal/human relationships, and much more. This book also contains special sections on training and animal rescue, showing the role that crystals can play in this context.Crystal healing is as effective and potent a healing art today as it was in the time of the ancient Egyptians. It is even more effective with animals than for humans, and any pet owner or animal caregiver can easily learn to master the basic techniques of choosing and cleansing crystals, dowsing and crystal massage, making crystal essences, and the use of crystal layouts in healing. Crystal Healing for Animals explains these methods in plain and simple language and will be useful for beginners and experienced crystal users alike.

Healing Addiction with Yoga

by Annalisa Cunningham

Especially oriented toward those in 12-step programs, this comprehensive wellness guide describes how yoga can stimulate recovery from addiction by bringing the mind and body closer together. The supportive and understanding text presents a 21-day yoga regimen using dynamic affirmations, relaxation techniques, nutrition and lifestyle suggestions, aerobic activities, and journal writing, all of which are geared to incorporate the 12-step philosophy into yoga practice. The featured poses are drawn from the popular hatha yoga tradition, while the complementary contemplations are applicable not only to addicts, but to anyone seeking physical and spiritual enrichment. Newly updated and revised, the guide includes beautiful, professional photographs throughout to demonstrate the wide variety of asanas.

Birth Space, Safe Place

by Adela Stockton

Focusing on the wide spectrum of feelings that may arise when with child, this companion to the emotional journey caused by pregnancy, birth, and early parenting offers informative resources and homeopathic remedies for both parents-to-be and childbirth practitioners. With advice about laying fears to rest, keeping birth gentle, and protecting the baby-moon, this hand-held doula helps couples face the choices on their journey to parenthood as well as adjust to their new roles as parents, all the while emphasizing the spiritual journey of birth by putting the mother's emotional and spiritual needs before her physical requirements. Proposing that the experience of childbirth has the capacity to nourish rather than replete the soul, the book encourages women to take responsibility for their own birthing process and to surrender to their own instinctive powers rather than to those of medical intervention.

Crafting a Magical Life

by Carol Holaday

Filled with straightforward, accessible information that can be used in everyday life with dramatic, positive results, this compendium of craft ideas provides clear instructions for constructing 20 practical, magical, and spiritual items and shows how to employ simple metaphysical techniques to maximize their potential. Projects include a magic wand, a divine dream pillow, a gemstone amulet, a divining pendulum, prayer beads, power talismans, mystic runes, and magical beeswax candles. Each chapter features fascinating background information, illustrated examples, and other creative tools to help stimulate the imagination, such as chants and prayers. Additional magical association keys-including guides to color, astrology, moon phases, crystals, metals, and numerology-help crafters focus their intent to achieve specific goals, from love and wealth to happiness and health.

The Art of Thai Foot Massage

by Simon Piers Gall

Both professional practitioners and casual massage enthusiasts will learn to raise their practice to an art with this step-by-step guide to foot massage as traditionally taught in Thailand. The practical sections of the book clearly cover the different parts of the massage process, and color photos and graphics provide clear explanations to help learners utilize the techniques with confidence. The book also covers the history and theory behind Thai foot massage, including discussions about the reflex points on the feet and the concept of Sen (energy) lines that flow throughout the body, to help explain how this ancient healing art works. Though Thai foot massage is not a curative in itself, the featured techniques can promote general health and well-being.

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