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What Katy Did Next

by Susan Coolidge

Katy Carr Book 3: The irrepressible Katy Carr returns in the third novel in Susan Coolidge's charming series. Presented with the chance to travel abroad as the companion to her dear friend, Amy, Katy is initially reluctant to accept the invitation, but is soon persuaded to change her mind. Over the course of the tour, Katy experiences the culture of Europe and finds herself falling in love most unexpectedly.

Michel de Montaigne: Selected Essays

by Michel De Montaigne Charles Cotton William Carew Hazlitt

One of France's great Renaissance thinkers, Michel de Montaigne (1533-92) invented the essay as a literary form. This compilation features the best of his brief, highly readable reflections on poetry, philosophy, theology, law, literature, education, and world exploration. Remarkably modern in their views, the essays continue to resonate with readers as their author bemoans his failing memory, criticizes his culture's obsession with celebrity, and attempts to pursue a more spiritual life. Abounding in aphorisms and anecdotes, enlivened by wordplay and a delightful folksiness, Montaigne's writings constitute a celebration of literacy, friendship, and joie de vivre.

Graph Theory

by Ronald Gould

This introduction to graph theory focuses on well-established topics, covering primary techniques and including both algorithmic and theoretical problems. The algorithms are presented with a minimum of advanced data structures and programming details. This thoroughly corrected 1988 edition provides insights to computer scientists as well as advanced undergraduates and graduate students of topology, algebra, and matrix theory. Fundamental concepts and notation and elementary properties and operations are the first subjects, followed by examinations of paths and searching, trees, and networks. Subsequent chapters explore cycles and circuits, planarity, matchings, and independence. The text concludes with considerations of special topics and applications and extremal theory. Exercises appear throughout the text.

Fractals Everywhere: New Edition

by Michael F. Barnsley

"Difficult concepts are introduced in a clear fashion with excellent diagrams and graphs." — Alan E. Wessel, Santa Clara University"The style of writing is technically excellent, informative, and entertaining." — Robert McCartyThis new edition of a highly successful text constitutes one of the most influential books on fractal geometry. An exploration of the tools, methods, and theory of deterministic geometry, the treatment focuses on how fractal geometry can be used to model real objects in the physical world. Two sixteen-page full-color inserts contain fractal images, and a bonus CD of an IFS Generator provides an excellent software tool for designing iterated function systems codes and fractal images. Suitable for undergraduates and graduate students of many backgrounds, the treatment starts with an introduction to basic topological ideas. Subsequent chapters examine transformations on metric spaces, dynamics on fractals, fractal dimension and interpolation, Julia sets, and parameter spaces. A final chapter introduces measures on fractals and measures in general. Problems and tools emphasize fractal applications, and an answers section contains solutions and hints.

Derivatives Markets

by David Goldenberg

Derivatives Markets is a thorough and well-presented textbook that offers readers an introduction to derivatives instruments, with a gentle introduction to mathematical finance, and provides a working knowledge of derivatives to a wide area of market participants. This new and accessible book provides a lucid, down-to-earth, theoretically rigorous but applied introduction to derivatives.?Many insights have been discovered since the seminal work in the 1970s and the text provides a bridge to and incorporates them. It develops the skill sets needed to both understand and to intelligently use derivatives. These skill sets are developed in part by using concept checks that test the reader's understanding of the material as it is presented. The text discusses some fairly sophisticated topics not usually discussed in introductory derivatives texts. For example, real-world electronic market trading platforms such as CME’s Globex. On the theory side, a much needed and detailed discussion of what risk-neutral valuation really means in the context of the dynamics of the hedge portfolio.? The text is a balanced, logical presentation of the major derivatives classes including? forward and futures contracts in Part I, swaps in Part II, and options in Part III. The material is unified by providing a modern conceptual framework and exploiting the no-arbitrage relationships between the different derivatives classes. Some of the elements explained in detail in the text are: Hedging, Basis Risk, Spreading, and Spread Basis Risk? Financial Futures Contracts, their Underlying Instruments, Hedging and Speculating OTC? Markets and Swaps Option Strategies: Hedging and Speculating Risk-Neutral Valuation and the Binomial Option Pricing Model Equivalent Martingale Measures: The Modern Approach to Option Pricing Option Pricing in Continuous Time: from Bachelier to Black-Scholes and Beyond. Professor Goldenberg’s clear and concise explanations and end-of-chapter problems, guide the reader through the derivatives markets, developing the reader’s skill sets needed in order to incorporate and manage derivatives in a corporate or risk management setting. This textbook is for students, both undergraduate and postgraduate, as well as for those with an interest in how and why these markets work and thrive.

Electrical Installation Work: Level 3: EAL Edition

by Peter Roberts

The only EAL approved textbook for the Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installation (600/9331/6) Fully up-to-date with the 3rd Amendment of the 17th Edition IET Wiring Regulations Expert advice that has been written in collaboration with EAL to ensure that it covers what learners need to know in order to pass their exams Extensive online material to help both learners and lecturers. Written specifically for the EAL Diploma in Electrical Installation, this book has a chapter dedicated to each unit of the syllabus. Every learning outcome from the syllabus is covered in highlighted sections, and there is a checklist at the end of each chapter to ensure that each objective has been achieved before moving on to the next section. End of chapter revision questions will help you to check your understanding and consolidate the key concepts learned in each chapter. Fully up to date with the third amendment of the 17th Edition Wiring Regulations, this book is a must have for all learners working towards EAL electrical installations qualifications.

Literacy and Education: Policy, Practice and Public Opinion

by Uta Papen

Literacy is a perennial ‘hot topic’ in Britain and other English-speaking countries. Concerns about falling standards and a ‘literacy crisis’ are frequently raised. In response, governments initiate new policies and teaching guidelines. This book addresses the current policies, practices and media debates in England, the US, Scotland and Australia. Literacy and Education examines: How literacy is taught to children in primary schools; The place of phonics in current policies and the arguments made for and against it; How teachers deliver phonics lessons and how children engage with the method; The range of literacy practices children engage with throughout the school day and how they contribute to literacy learning; The contributions a social and critical perspective on literacy can make to current debates regarding teaching strategies; A wide range of research conducted in the UK, North America, Australia and other countries. Bringing together policy, practice and public debate and drawing on the author’s extensive research in a primary school, this essential new textbook provides questions and tasks for readers to engage with. Literacy and Education is ideal for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of literacy and education and students on PGCE courses. It will also be of interest to researchers and teachers.

Titus Andronicus

by William Shakespeare

The Roman general Titus is drawn into a violent cycle of revenge when he returns triumphantly to Rome with the Goth queen and her three sons as prisoners.

Timon of Athens

by William Shakespeare

When he loses his fortune, and he is forced to seek assistance from those he has helped in the past, Timon on Athens quickly learns who is friends are.`

The Taming of the Shrew

by William Shakespeare

The marriage hopes of the beautiful Bianca depend on her older and more disagreeable sister, Katherina, making her match first.

The Tempest

by William Shakespeare

The Duke of Milan attempts to recapture his throne by conjuring a tempest that lures his deceitful brother, Prospero, to the duke's island hideaway.

The Winter's Tale

by William Shakespeare

King Leontes is cursed to have no heir until his long-abandonded child is returned to his kingdom.

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

by William Shakespeare

Proteus's duplicity is revealed when the beautiful Julia follows him to Milan only to learn his affections have turned to another.

Venus and Adonis

by William Shakespeare

Adonis tragically chooses the excitement of the hunt over the charms of the beautiful Venus.

Twelfth Night or What You Will

by William Shakespeare

Confusion reigns when the shipwrecked Viola, disguised as Cesario, enters the service of Duke Orsino, only to find her brother, Sebastian, has also been shipwrecked.

Troilus and Cressida

by William Shakespeare

The story of the Trojan War unfolds from the perspectives of Troilus and Cressida—a Trojan prince and his true love, one of whom is traded to the Greeks as part of a prisoner exchange.

The Madonna of Sacrifice: A Story of Florence

by William Dana Orcutt

Excerpt from The Madonna of Sacrifice: A Story of Florence "It was not well for a youth whose frail body could scarce endure his daily labors to spend so much of his time in this damp, sunless chapel. They might indeed be even more persuaded could they have noted the changes which had taken place in Fofo since his young mistress had gone to her new home. The little acolyte had lengthened out until his blue, homespun blouse came down only to the hips, and his loose trousers failed to touch his ankles."

Codes, Ciphers and Secret Writing

by Martin Gardner

"A fascinating, challenging book." - A.L.A. BooklistLearn to use the most important codes and methods of secret communication in use since ancient times. Cipher and decipher codes used by spies. Explore the famous codes that changed the fate of nations and political leaders. And enjoy hours of fun experimenting with cryptography - the science of secret writing. Beginning with simple letter substitutions and transposition ciphers, world-famous science writer Martin Gardner explains how to break complicated polyalphabetical ciphers and codes worked with grids, squares, triangles, and charts. You'll learn codes that are keyed to typewriters and telephone dials . . . even codes that use playing cards, knots, and swizzle sticks. Experiment with invisible writing - inks that glow in black light and turn red under heat - and explore the possibilities of sending messages through outer space to unknown worlds. Using this book, you can solve the historically famous Playfair Cipher used by Australia in World War II, the Pigpen Cipher used by Confederate soldiers during the Civil War, Thomas Jefferson's Wheel Cipher, the Beaufort system used by the British Royal Navy, codes devised by authors for heroes in literature - Sherlock Holmes, Captain Kidd, and the Shadow. And you will enjoy experimenting with bizarre methods of message sending - the Dot Code, Knot Code, Swizzle Code, and more. Young cryptanalysts, cipher fans, and puzzlists of all ages will find hours of intrigue and challenge in Codes, Ciphers and Secret Writing. "A stimulating must for the intermediate cryptographer." - The Kirkus Reviews

Clouds in a Glass of Beer: Simple Experiments in Atmospheric Physics

by Craig F. Bohren

Ever wonder why steam rises from a bowl of hot soup or why a greenhouse retains heat? And have you ever puzzled over the real meaning of "once in a blue moon" or why sand is darker when it's wet than when it's dry? And just why, exactly, do bubbles appear in a glass of beer when you add salt to it?These and many other baffling questions are answered in this engaging book by a physics professor at Pennsylvania State University. Ranging from playful to serious, Professor Bohren's lively and entertaining discussions employ a liberal mixture of humor and anecdote to debunk a host of scientific myths and render science lessons thoroughly understandable. Chapters include "On a Clear Day You Can't See Forever," "A Murder in Ceylon." "The Green Flash," "Physics on a Manure Heap," " Indoor Rainbows," and "Multiple Scattering at the Breakfast Table.""The book rings with a unifying tone: the science of the everyday physical world is fun. And so is the book," writes Jearl Walker, a member of the Physics Department at Cleveland State University. Beginning physics and general readers will be fascinated by the scientific knowledge gained from this work; and science teachers will find it a treasure trove of ideas for simple, vivid classroom demonstrations.

Introduction to Topology: Second Edition

by Robert Everist Greene Theodore W. Gamelin

A fresh approach to introductory topology, this volume explains nontrivial applications of metric space topology to analysis, clearly establishing their relationship. Also, topics from elementary algebraic topology focus on concrete results with minimal algebraic formalism. The first two chapters consider metric space and point-set topology; the second two, algebraic topological material. 1983 edition. Solutions to Selected Exercises. List of Notations. Index. 51 illustrations.

Critical Issues in Contemporary China: Unity, Stability and Development

by Czeslaw Tubilewicz

Critical Issues in Contemporary China: Unity, Stability and Development comprehensively examines key problems crucial to understanding modern-day China. Organized around three interrelated themes of unity, stability and development, each chapter explores distinct issues and debate their significance for China domestically and for Beijing’s engagement with the wider world. While presenting contending explanatory approaches, contributors advance arguments to further critical discussion on selected topics. Main issues analysed include: political change military transformation legal reforms economic development energy security environmental degradation food security and safety demographic trends migration and urbanization labour unrest health and education social inequalities ethnic conflicts Hong Kong’s integration cross-Strait relations. Given its thorough and up-to-date assessment of major political, social and economic challenges facing China, this fully revised and substantially expanded new edition is an essential read for any student of Chinese Studies.

Understanding Chinese Society

by Xiaowei Zang

This second edition of Understanding Chinese Society provides a comprehensive, readable, and well-grounded introduction to the key issues affecting contemporary China. A thorough analysis is undertaken not only of China’s family patterns, education system, status, hierarchy, and ethnic diversity, but also of China’s mass media, legal system and social control, work, and cultural expression. As well as being thoroughly updated and revised throughout, this edition offers new chapters on urbanization, the environment, and civil society in China. A team of international experts guide students though social issues including: What are the key features of the family and marriage institutions in China? How are women and men faring differently in Chinese society today? How are minorities faring in China? How does the education system differentiate Chinese society? How are religion and cultural traditions expressed? Including handy pedagogical features such as a chronology of the People's Republic of China, further reading suggestions, and related novels and films, Understanding Chinese Society is suitable for anyone studying Chinese Culture and Society, Chinese Studies and Asian sociology.

A Reader's Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory

by Raman Selden Peter Brooker Peter Widdowson

A Reader’s Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory is a classic introduction to the complex yet crucial area of literary theory. This book is known for its clear, accessible style and its thorough, logical approach, guiding the reader through the essentials of literary theory. It includes two new chapters: ‘New Materialisms’ which incorporates ecocriticism, animal studies, posthumanism and thing theory; ‘21st Century and Future Developments’ which includes technology, digital humanities, ethics and affect.

The Making of Modern Korea

by Adrian Buzo

This fully updated third edition of The Making of Modern Korea provides a thorough, balanced and engaging history of Korea from 1876 to the present day. The text is unique in analysing domestic developments in the two Koreas in the wider context of regional and international affairs. Key features of the book include: • Comprehensive coverage of Korean history. • Expanded coverage of social and cultural affairs. • A new chapter covering the end of the Choson Dynasty in the context of Japanese imperialist expansionism. • Up-to-date analysis of important contemporary developments in both Koreas, including assessments of the Kim Jong Il and Kim Jong Un administrations and the North’s nuclear weapons program. • Comparative focus on North and South Korea. • An examination of Korea within its regional context. • A detailed chronology and suggestions for further reading. The Making of Modern Korea is a valuable one-volume resource for students of modern Korean history, international politics and Asian Studies.

Sonnets

by William Shakespeare

Written primarily in four-line stanzas and iambic pentameter, William Shakespeare's 154 sonnets address such themes as love, beauty, honesty, and the passage of time, and are now recognized as some of the most enduring poetry of all time.

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