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For the promotion of global trading and the reduction of potential risks, the role of international standardization of nanotechnologies has become more and more important. This book gives an overview of the current status of nanotechnology including the importance of metrology and characterization at the nanoscale, international standardization of nanotechnology, and industrial innovation of nano-enabled products. First the field of nanometrology, nanomaterial standardization and nanomaterial innovation is introduced. Second, major concepts in analytical measurements are given in order to provide a basis for the reliable and reproducible characterization of nanomaterials. The role of standards organizations are presented and finally, an overview of risk management and the commercial impact of metrology and standardization for industrial innovations.
Everything you need to understand and implement the new converged FASB-IASB revenue recognition standard Wiley Revenue Recognition provides an overview of the new revenue recognition standard and instructs financial statement preparers step-by-step through the new model, providing numerous, helpful application examples along the way. Readers will grasp the many new disclosures that will be required through the use of detailed explanations and useful samples, while electronic tools will be available to aid the preparer in implementing the standards and making the proper disclosures. The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) are in the final stages of a decade-long project to clarify and converge revenue recognition standards. This new principles-based standard—which will affect the business practices of virtually every company worldwide—is designed to serve as one model applied consistently across most industries. This book guides professionals through the new standard. Offers a full explanation of over forty topics superseded by the new standard Includes digital ancillaries featuring measurement tools and GAAP and IFRS Disclosure Checklists Provides all the tools needed to implement the new revenue recognition standard Covers how the structure of contracts will be affected Wiley Revenue Recognition is a trusted, authoritative guide to the new FASB-IASB revenue recognition standard for CPAs and financial professionals worldwide.
For centuries following the spread of Islam, the Middle East was far ahead of Europe. Yet, the modern economy was born in Europe. Why was it not born in the Middle East? In this book Jared Rubin examines the role that Islam played in this reversal of fortunes. It argues that the religion itself is not to blame; the importance of religious legitimacy in Middle Eastern politics was the primary culprit. Muslim religious authorities were given an important seat at the political bargaining table, which they used to block important advancements such as the printing press and lending at interest. In Europe, however, the Church played a weaker role in legitimizing rule, especially where Protestantism spread (indeed, the Reformation was successful due to the spread of printing, which was blocked in the Middle East). It was precisely in those Protestant nations, especially England and the Dutch Republic, where the modern economy was born.
Grounded in the best practices of effective writing instruction, Joining the Conversation's rhetorical approach builds an awareness of writing purposes and genres as it teaches students to read critically, research effectively, and respond thoughtfully to the conversations around them. Comprehensive assignment chapters span reflective, informative, analytical and persuasive writing, following real students throughout their writing processes. Supportive apparatus guides writers from finding a conversation to join all the way through documenting their essays. Throughout the text, with techno-literate practice at the fore, multimodality is always an option and the conversation metaphor empowers students to make their voices heard--with their peers, in academic communities, and in the world. Based on reviewer feedback, the third edition of Joining the Conversation offers a new opening chapter on understanding yourself as a writer, more substantial academic readings on compelling subjects that matter to students, and an expanded digital option in Launchpad for Joining the Conversation. With theory put into practice, Joining the Conversation exemplifies the best of what writing instruction should be.
Mathematics Education offers both undergraduates and starting-graduate students in education an introduction to the connections that exist between mathematics and a critical orientation to education. This primer shows how concepts like race, class, gender, and language have real effects in the mathematics classroom, and prepares current and future mathematics teachers with a more critical math education that increases accessibility for all students. By refocusing math learning towards the goals of democracy and social and environmental crises, the book also introduces readers to broader contemporary school policy and reform debates and struggles. Mark Wolfmeyer shows future and current teachers how critical mathematics education can be put into practice with concrete strategies and examples in both formal and informal educational settings. With opportunities for readers to engage in deeper discussion through suggested activities, Mathematics Education’s pedagogical features include: Study Questions for Teachers and Students Text Boxes with Examples of Critical Education in Practice Annotated List of Further Readings Glossary
Masculinities in Contemporary American Culture: An Intersectional Approach to the Complexities and Challenges of Male Identityby Thomas Keith
Masculinities in Contemporary American Culture offers readers a multidisciplinary, intersectional overview of masculinity studies that includes both theoretical and applied lenses. Keith combines current research with historical perspectives to demonstrate the contexts in which masculine identities have come evolved. With an emphasis on popular culture -- particularly film, TV, video games, and music -- this text invites students to examine their gendered sensibilities and discuss the ways in which different forms of media appeal to toxic masculinity.
In this comprehensive volume, research-based chapters examine the experiences that have shaped college life for Black undergraduate women, and invite readers to grapple with the current myths and definitions that are shaping the discourses surrounding them.? Chapter authors ask valuable questions that are critical for advancing the participation and success of Black women in higher education settings and also provide actionable recommendations to enhance their educational success.? Perspectives about Black undergraduate women from various facets of the higher education spectrum are included, sharing their experiences in academic and social settings, issues of identity, intersectionality, and the services and support systems that contribute to their success in college, and beyond.? Presenting comprehensive, theoretically grounded, and thought-provoking scholarship, Critical Perspectives on Black Women and College Success is a definitive resource for scholarship and research on Black undergraduate women.
Learning from Singapore tells the inside story of the country’s journey in transforming its education system from a struggling one to one that is hailed internationally as effective and successful. It is a story not of the glory of international test results, but of the hard work and tenacity of a few generations of policy makers, practitioners and teacher trainers. Despite its success, Singapore continues to reform its education system, and is willing to deal with difficult issues and challenges of change. Citing Singapore's transformation, author Pak Tee Ng highlights how context and culture affect education policy formulation and implementation. Showing how difficult education reform can be when a system needs to negotiate between competing philosophies, significant trade-offs, or paradoxical positions, this book explores the successes and struggles of the Singapore system and examines its future direction and areas of tension. The book also explores how national education systems can be strengthened by embracing the creative tensions generated by paradoxes such as the co-existence of timely change and timeless constants, centralisation and decentralisation, meritocracy and compassion, and teaching less and learning more. Learning from Singapore brings to the world the learning from Singapore—what Singapore has learned from half a century of educational change—and encourages every education system to bring hope to and secure a future for the next generation.
This volume is a call for integrity in autoethnographic research. Stephen Andrew weaves together philosophy, critical theory, and extended self-reflections to demonstrate how and why qualitative researchers should assess the ethical quality of their work. He also offers practical tools designed to limit the likelihood of self-indulgence and solipsism in first-person writing. Equally instructive and exemplary, his work: Is written in a relatable style that draws readers in and encourages them to think critically about the implications and effects of their writing. Examines the history of qualitative and autoethnographic research. Provides implementable strategies for textualizing lived experiences and relationships with others.
The debate about how higher education is failing to play a role in reducing inequality often centers on elite colleges, while ignoring the numerous public colleges and universities that educate the majority of our students. This book adds to the discussion by exploring an in-depth case study of the largest public higher educational system in the United States, The California State University, with implications for other state systems as well. Benjamin P. Bowser, experienced faculty member and author, discusses higher education reforms in response to increasing tuition, underprepared graduates, and declining academic standards. Focusing on the faculty perspective, this text examines how these reforms can threaten the mission of a public institution, only exacerbating the crisis of higher education and inequality.
AP® U.S. History Crash Course®A Higher Score in Less Time!4th Edition - Fully Aligned with the Latest Exam Framework REA's AP® U.S. History Crash Course® is the top choice for the last-minute studier or any APUSH student who wants a quick refresher on the course. Are you crunched for time? Have you started studying for your Advanced Placement® U.S. History exam yet? How will you memorize everything you need to know before the test? Do you wish there was a fast and easy way to study for the exam AND boost your score? If this sounds like you, don't panic. REA's Crash Course for AP® U.S. History is just what you need. Our Crash Course gives you: Targeted, Focused Review - Study Only What You Need to Know Our all-new fourth edition addresses all the latest test revisions which took effect in 2016, including the full range of special AP® question types, including "comparison," "causation," "patterns of continuity," and "synthesis" prompts (which require test-takers to make connections between historical periods, issues, and themes). The review is based on an in-depth analysis of the revised AP® U.S. History course description outline and sample AP® test questions. It covers only the information tested on the exam, so you can make the most of your valuable study time. Expert Test-taking Strategies and Advice Written by Larry Krieger, America's best-known and most trusted AP® U.S. History expert, the book gives you the topics and critical context that will matter most on exam day. Crash Course® relies on the author's extensive analysis of the test's structure and content. The author presents detailed, question-level strategies for answering all question types. By following his advice, you can boost your score in every section of the test. Take REA's Online Practice Exam After studying the material in the Crash Course, go to the online REA Study Center and test what you've learned. Our practice exam features timed testing, detailed explanations of answers, and automatic scoring analysis. The exam is balanced to include every topic and type of question found on the actual AP® exam, so you know you're studying the smart way. Whether you're cramming for the test at the last minute, looking for extra review, or want to study on your own in preparation for the exams - this is the study guide every AP® U.S. History student must have. When it's crucial crunch time and your Advanced Placement® exam is just around the corner, you need REA's Crash Course for AP® U.S. History!
In shepherd boy Elric’s tiny village, people think children like his younger sister, Wynn, are changelings—left by fairies and doomed to curse all around them. As a baby, Wynn was born with developmental delays, and according to the rules, she was supposed to be abandoned in the woods.Instead Elric’s mother saved his sister and hid her away for eleven years. They live in secret and fear of being discovered, yet their home is full of love, laughter, and singing. Wynn and Elric’s favorite song is about the Silver Gate, a beautiful fairy realm where all children are welcome. But when their long-absent father returns to sell Wynn to the Lord’s castle as a maid, Elric realizes that folk songs and fantasies can’t protect them from the outside world. They have to run away. Still Wynn believes there’s only one place they’ll ever be safe, and it lies beyond the Silver Gate.The road to freedom is long and treacherous. If they have any hope for survival, Elric and Wynn must learn to depend on each other above everything else—and discover the magic that always reveals itself when it seems like all is lost.
What’s better than being best friends? Being best friends who volunteer together at the Roxbury Park Dog Shelter! With a focus on friendship, family, and cute canines, Roxbury Park Dog Club is perfect for tween readers who snap up books from series like Cupcake Diaries and Candy Apple, or for anyone who loves dogs.In this sixth book, the Dog Club is busier than ever—and headed right for its first big fight! Sasha doesn’t think it’s fair that she’s stuck answering calls and emails while Kim, Taylor, and Bri don’t have to worry about the business side of the Club. But when she tries to speak up, the other girls don’t get it. Now they’re mad at Sasha… and it feels like the Dog Club is about to fall apart!
What’s better than being best friends? Being best friends who volunteer together at the Roxbury Park Dog Shelter! With a focus on friendship, family, and cute canines, Roxbury Park Dog Club is perfect for tween readers who snap up books from series like Cupcake Diaries and Candy Apple, or for anyone who loves dogs.In this fifth book, Brianna tries to figure out where she fits as the Dog Club’s newest member. She loves the dogs, especially sweet shelter dog Lily, but sometimes she feels like the fourth wheel in Sasha, Kim, and Taylor’s friendship trio. Then the shelter starts a new foster program. Bri knows she’ll feel better if she can bring Lily home—but convincing her mom to take in an older shelter dog may be even tougher than feeling like a fourth wheel…
An inventor, adventurer, entrepreneur, collector, and entertainer, and son of legendary scientist-astronaut Owen Garriott, Richard Garriott de Cayeux has been behind some of the most exciting undertakings of our time. A legendary pioneer of the online gaming industry—and a member of every gaming Hall of Fame—Garriott invented the multi-player online game, and coined the term “Avatar” to describe an individual’s online character.A lifelong adventurer and member of the Explorers Club, Garriott has used the fortune he amassed from the gaming business to embark on a number of thrilling expeditions. He has plumbed the depths of the Atlantic ocean to see the remains of the Titanic, hunted for meteorites in Antarctica, and in 2008 became one of the first private citizens to be launched into space. Richard has been one of the foremost pioneers of the private space industry, investing his time and energy into making space travel more accessible.In this fascinating memoir, Garriott invites readers on the great adventure that is his life. Yet his is no ordinary autobiography; throughout, Garriott engages readers with interactive activities and challenges them with “secret codes” for his games. An audacious genius with an insatiable curiosity and an irrepressible playfulness, Garriott takes readers on an unforgettable intellectual experience that is enlightening, adventurous, and fun.
#1 New York Times bestselling YA author Alex Flinn is back with magical twists on four fairy-tale favorites, each featuring a little help from Kendra, the witch from Beastly, as she searches through cities and centuries for her lost love.Being a powerful witch, Kendra has survived it all. Since she first beheld James over three hundred years ago, Kendra has tangled with witch hunters and wolves, helped a miller’s daughter spin straw into gold, cowered in London as German bombs fell, and lived through who knows how many shipwrecks. But her powers have limits, and immortality can be lonely. Kendra isn’t ready to stop searching for the warlock she had met centuries ago.With the help of her magic mirror, Kendra will travel the world to reconnect with her lost love—and, of course, she can’t help but play a hand in a few more stories along the way.Featuring retellings of favorite fairy tales such as Little Red Riding Hood, Rumpelstiltskin, East of the Sun and West of the Moon, and The Ugly Duckling, Alex Flinn’s latest young adult novel, Beheld, is fresh fairy-tale fun from beginning to end.
From the Preface: "Not surprisingly, companies of all sizes are using social media as part of their marketing and public relations efforts. The growth of the social media phenomenon and constant advances in technology obviously create unique and powerful opportunities for those able to capitalize on them. The question is how best to do so? Social Media in Sport Marketing has been created to help answer this question as it pertains to sport organizations."Written from the perspective of sport professionals, this brief but thorough text explores the concepts, tools, and issues surrounding social media and marketing, with reader-friendly examples and applications specifically from the world of sports. The authors connect industry-specific content with current trends in social media and provide readers with a balance between theory and experience. Instructors and students can use the book as a primary resource for teaching and learning about traditional sport marketing/public relations principles as they relate to social media. Instructors will appreciate the inclusion of case studies, which can be used to generate discussions; students will benefit from the numerous examples. The book can also serve as a guidebook for those who want to put ideas into action immediately. The experienced author team includes a sport marketing professor as well as practitioners involved in social media project management and development.
In 2005, the Supreme Court ruled that the city of New London, Connecticut, could condemn fifteen residential properties in order to transfer them to a new private owner. Although the Fifth Amendment only permits the taking of private property for public use, the Court ruled that the transfer of condemned land to private parties for economic development is permitted by the Constitution even if the government cannot prove that the expected development will ever actually happen. The Court s decision in "Kelo v. City of New London" empowered the grasping hand of the state at the expense of the invisible hand of the market. In this detailed study of one of the most controversial Supreme Court cases in modern times, Ilya Somin argues that "Kelo" was a grave error. Economic development and blight condemnations are unconstitutional under both originalist and most living constitution theories of legal interpretation. They also victimize the poor and the politically weak for the benefit of powerful interest groups and often destroy more economic value than they create. "Kelo" itself exemplifies these patterns. The residents targeted for condemnation lacked the influence needed to combat the formidable government and corporate interests arrayed against them. Moreover, the city s poorly conceived development plan ultimately failed: the condemned land lies empty to this day, occupied only by feral cats. The Supreme Court s unpopular ruling triggered an unprecedented political reaction, with forty-five states passing new laws intended to limit the use of eminent domain. But many of the new laws impose few or no genuine constraints on takings. The "Kelo "backlash led to significant progress, but not nearly as much as it may have seemed. Despite its outcome, the closely divided 5-4 ruling shattered what many believed to be a consensus that virtually any condemnation qualifies as a public use under the Fifth Amendment. It also showed that there is widespread public opposition to eminent domain abuse. With controversy over takings sure to continue, "The Grasping Hand" offers the first book-length analysis of Kelo by a legal scholar, alongside a broader history of the dispute over public use and eminent domain and an evaluation of options for reform. "
A Hickey for Harriet Nancy Warren Nerds never had so much fun! Hot sports reporter Steve Ackerman has his pick of women. When he finds out geeky co-worker Harriet MacPherson’s lifelong dream is to be a cheerleader, he’s determined to help her achieve her goal. It doesn’t hurt that she agrees to be the focus of a page-one article in the Pasqualie Standard! But when Harriet earns her pom-poms, she becomes the cheerleader everyone—including Steve—wants to be seen with…. A Cradle for Caroline Nancy Warren Can a baby bring them back together? Former model Caroline Kushner has the perfect life—a gorgeous husband, money and an amazing marriage. At least, she did have a great marriage. She and Jonathon aren’t exactly speaking right now, but not because her husband hasn’t tried everything from covert meetings to kidnapping! He’s determined to get Caro back in his life…especially when she finds out she’s expecting the unexpected!
Avril Vasconcelos had one very good reason for ditching her fiance at the altar: He was already a father…to someone else's child. Now, to add insult to injury, he's just hit her with the bill for the entire wedding! Enter charismatic matrimonial attorney Dale Lambert, who's about to sweep one betrayed runaway bride off her feet. Nicknamed the "Wolf," Dale is a legend in his field. But the go-for-the-jugular lawyer has never had a client quite like Avril. Proud and independent, the beauty contest winner is one sexy, glamorous woman. Can Dale convince her to risk her heart again? And together, can they transform sizzling nights of passion into a lifetime of love?
BLOOD VISION A new American nightmare has been unleashed: nearly a thousand injured and more than 500 dead at Washington's biggest airport in a show of terror that was just a sneak preview of the main event. Mack Bolan leads a strike force that includes the warriors of Stony Man in a race to root out a virulent enemy: a blood-soaked American militia group holding hands with Jihad terrorists — sharing a common bond of destruction: the U.S government. The enemy's got a field force to rival Stony Man: black ops assassins — killers without peer. The technology they've managed to steal is top secret, and gives them a clear shot at any worst-case scenario they choose. United, the Hand of Christ and the Fist of God are ready to accomplish what neither group can do alone: rewrite history.
TERROR TAKEDOWN New intelligence in the form of confiscated terrorist-training films indicates a highly orchestrated chain of catastrophic violence is about to spread like wildfire across the United States. Assassinations of government officials, the mass murder of innocents at shopping malls and churches, and suicide bombings will simply lay the groundwork for the big event to come. Operating on razor-sharp instincts, Mack Bolan begins at the beginning— tracking targeted victims and taking out the enemy before havoc ensues, picking up bits of the puzzle and piecing together the grim picture. A mass hostage-taking at a large university demands every bit of steel the Executioner's got, but even the worst that unfolds is a cakewalk compared to a relentless enemy's next calculated act of devastation.
LETHAL CONTAINMENT The high-level demonstration of a military experiment has gone hideously wrong. A refined nerve agent--designed to temporarily enhance strength and endurance on the battlefield--has failed. Anyone who comes in direct contact with the highly contagious agent is transformed into a human monster: a living, breathing, killing machine. The research facility is in full lockdown and Hal Brognola is trapped inside. Mack Bolan and Phoenix Force's David McCarter must enter the hot zone where contaminated researches are slaughtering each other. The threat to the population at large is enormous. If the Stony Man warriors can't gain control of the facility, Brognola and countless others will die. And while the battlefield is a new one, the Executioner's mission remains the same: protect the innocent and punish the guilty.
Mack Bolan goes rogue as a favor for a friend that quickly turns personal — the search and rescue of American soldiers damned to hell deep inside hostile territory in the Middle East. Finding and saving the men betrayed by their ruthless commanding officer fifteen years earlier is worth everything Bolan's got — including his life. A MATTER OF HONOR Jumping alone into enemy territory for an all-but-impossible rescue — coupled with a grim determination to expose the military bureaucrats and power players who orchestrated this outrage — challenges fate to the lethal extreme. As a former soldier himself, the Executioner has cheated fate before and vows to do it one more time — for the forgotten prisoners of a long-ago war who deserve no less.
Bankrolled by a drug czar turned arms dealer, Europe's most dangerous right-wing splinter group grabs a cache of stolen chemical weapons. Doubling the score, the terrorists seize a prototype weapon, the brainchild of a U.S. black ops project so covert, not even the Oval Office is aware of its existence. SHOCK WAVE Mark Bolan's offensive to neutralize the terrorists and recover the weapons is undermined by rogue mercenaries operating deep inside a shadow world, all determined to retrieve the prototype: a sonic weapon of stunning destructive capabilities. The Executioner's long arm of justice never wavers as he stalks the streets and catacombs of Marseilles, targeting the guilty with a hail of lead and fury.
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