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Globalization and Islamic Finance

by Abbas Mirakhor Zamir Iqbal Hossein Askari

This is an extremely valuable book written by three highly qualified scholars whose credentials for writing such a book are difficult to match. The timing of the book is also perfect, having come at a time when the worst financial crisis in living memory has intensified the quest for reform of the international architecture. The proposals made by the authors should go a long way in not only reforming the system but also in accelerating the move towards financial globalization and convergence of the conventional and Islamic financial systems. Dr. Umer Chapra Prominent Scholar of Islamic Economics and currently Research Advisor Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI), Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Globalization and Islamic Finance, by three well-respected authors in Islamic finance, provides a thought-provoking analysis of an important and topical issue, particularly, given the global impact of the current financial and economic crises. The book is the first attempt to make a compelling case of convergence between globalization and Islamic finance. Askari, Iqbal and Mirakhor should be praised for this serious effort, which is a must-read for academics and practitioners interested in Islamic finance. Professor Rifaat Ahmed Abdel Karim Secretary General Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) This book has a robust discussion of the growth and spread of Islamic finance within the umbrella of globalization. The book provides a unique view of Islamic finance, not only from the perspective of how Islamic finance fits within globalization in general, but globalization of finance in particular. This is a must read for anyone interested in the complex and complicated world of Islamic finance. Scheherazade S. Rehman, Ph. D. Director, European Union Research Center Professor of International Finance, School of Business The George Washington University I have not come across any literature that has delved so intensely in financial globalization, in particular Islamic finance. Due to this reason, I would encourage all interested in this area to read this book. Hajah Salma Latiff Managing Director, Crescent Sdn. Bhd. Former Director, Centre for Islamic Banking, Finance and Management (CIBFM), Universiti Brunei Darussalam The recent crisis has evoked wide interest in Islamic finance publications. Globalization and Islamic Finance is both timely and needed. Sani Hamid Director, Wealth Management Financial Alliance (Singapore)

The Globe

by Terry Pratchett Ian Stewart Jack Cohen

Roundworld, aka Earth, is under siege. Are three wizards and an orangutan Librarian enough to thwart the Elvish threat? When the wizards of Unseen University first created Roundworld, they were so concerned with discovering the rules of this new universe that they overlooked its inhabitants entirely. Now, they have noticed humanity. And humanity has company. Arriving in Roundworld, the wizards find the situation is even worse than they'd expected. Under the elves' influence, humans are superstitious, fearful, and fruitlessly trying to work magic in a world ruled by logic. Ridcully, Rincewind, Ponder Stibbons, and the orangutan Librarian must travel through time to get humanity back on track and out of the dark ages. The Globe goes beyond science to explore the development of the human mind. Terry Pratchett and his acclaimed co-authors Ian Stewart and Jack Cohen combine the tale of the wizards rewriting human history with discussions of the origins and evolution of culture, language, art, and science, offering a fascinating and brilliantly original view of the world we live in.

Globe Fearon Literature (Silver Level)

by Globe Fearon

Literature textbook.

Globe Fearon's American History

by Globe Fearon

This textbook connects events in history to other areas of study, such as art, literature, technology, and economics.

Globe Fearon's American History Student Workbook

by Globe Fearon

All 32 Chapters interactive workbook!

Globe Literature: Purple Level

by Steven Otfinoski Allen Gilbert Marcia Mungenast Kathy Welsh

This book focuses on Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, Drama, etc.

Globe Literature (Red Level)

by Alvin Granowsky Eden Force Eskin John Dawkins

A preparation text for Globe Literature with collection of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, biology categorised under different units like American Portraits, Inner Space, Monsters, Success etc.

Glock 17

by Unknown

This short eBook teaches you how to take apart and reassemble your Glock with confidence. Thanks to clear Assembly/Disassembly instructions and crisp photography - aided by gun expert J. B. Wood's sage advice - you'll save an expensive trip to the gunsmith by getting to know your gun inside and out!

Gloria Chipmunk, Star!

by Joan Lowery Nixon

Gloria Chipmunk has a real problem to solve when she must stay home to take care of her little brother on the same day of the class play in which she has a part.

Glorious Angel

by Johanna Lindsey

She was the beautiful daughter of a dirt-poor Alabama farmer. But Angela Sherrington had a dream: to love dashing Bradford Maitland, the handsome heir to magnificent Golden Oaks. In the satin boudoir of a Yankee bordello, Angela's prayers are answered in the loving arms of the man she lived for. But scandal, cruelty and a shocking family secret threaten to tear apart two passionate hearts newly joined, imperilling a bold and forbidden romance too overpowering to deny.

Glorious Angel (Glorious Angel #1)

by Johanna Lindsey

She was the beautiful daughter of a dirt-poor Alabama farmer. But Angela Sherrington had a dream: to love dashing Bradford Maitland, the handsome heir to magnificent Golden Oaks. In the satin boudoir of a Yankee bordello, Angela's prayers are answered in the loving arms of the man she lived for. But scandal, cruelty and a shocking family secret threaten to tear apart two passionate hearts newly joined, imperilling a bold and forbidden romance too overpowering to deny.

A Glorious Angel Show

by Dandi Daley Mackall

Beautiful and amazing dual art elements and center spread pop up tell the story of Christ's birth on earth, and shows the angels' preparation in heaven.

The Glorious Cause: A Novel of the American Revolution

by Jeff Shaara

In Rise to Rebellion, bestselling author Jeff Shaara captured the origins of the American Revolution as brilliantly as he depicted the Civil War in Gods and Generals and The Last Full Measure. Now he continues the amazing saga of how thirteen colonies became a nation, taking the conflict from kingdom and courtroom to the bold and bloody battlefields of war.It was never a war in which the outcome was obvious. Despite their spirit and stamina, the colonists were outmanned and outfought by the brazen British army. General George Washington found his troops trounced in the battles of Brooklyn and Manhattan and retreated toward Pennsylvania. With the future of the colonies at its lowest ebb, Washington made his most fateful decision: to cross the Delaware River and attack the enemy. The stunning victory at Trenton began a saga of victory and defeat that concluded with the British surrender at Yorktown, a moment that changed the history of the world.The despair and triumph of America's first great army is conveyed in scenes as powerful as any Shaara has written, a story told from the points of view of some of the most memorable characters in American history. There is George Washington, the charismatic leader who held his army together to achieve an unlikely victory; Charles Cornwallis, the no-nonsense British general, more than a match for his colonial counterpart; Nathaniel Greene, who rose from obscurity to become the finest battlefield commander in Washington's army; The Marquis de Lafayette, the young Frenchman who brought a soldier's passion to America; and Benjamin Franklin, a brilliant man of science and philosophy who became the finest statesman of his day. From Nathan Hale to Benedict Arnold, William Howe to "Light Horse" Harry Lee, from Trenton and Valley Forge, Brandywine and Yorktown, the American Revolution's most immortal characters and poignant moments are brought to life in remarkable Shaara style. Yet, The Glorious Cause is more than just a story of the legendary six-year struggle. It is a tribute to an amazing people who turned ideas into action and fought to declare themselves free. Above all, it is a riveting novel that both expands and surpasses its beloved author's best work.From the Hardcover edition.

A Glorious Christmas

by Sara Arden

Madelyn Morrison is going home for Christmas to get an interview with America's newest sweetheart. Madelyn grew up with the hero, so she knows she'll get the interview, but she has bigger problems. The biggest stands six foot two inches and his name is Johnny Hart. He left her standing at the altar. And there's no part of the small town that doesn't hold some memory of him and her broken heart.From the moment Johnny Hart met Madelyn, he knew she was too good for him. Then he fell hard, he fell fast, and for a moment he believed they could have everything. Until reality intruded...and he behaved like a coward. Now fate has brought her back to Glory and given him a second chance. Dare Johnny believe that the magic of the holidays could bring him the most special gift of all?

The Glorious Golden Ratio

by Alfred S. Posamentier

What exactly is the Golden Ratio? How was it discovered? Where is it found? These questions and more are thoroughly explained in this engaging tour of one of mathematics' most interesting phenomena. Veteran educators and prolific mathematics writers trace the appearance of the Golden Ratio throughout history and demonstrate a variety of ingenious techniques used to construct it and illustrate the many surprising geometric figures in which the Golden Ratio is embedded. Requiring no more than an elementary knowledge of geometry and algebra, the authors give readers a new appreciation of the indispensable qualities and inherent beauty of mathematics.

Glorious: A Novel of the American West

by Jeff Guinn

New York Times-bestselling author of The Last Gunfight, Jeff Guinn turns his eye for evocative detail and history to a sweeping novel of the Old West, weaving a compelling tale of life in the Arizona Territory in 1872. We've all got mistakes in our past we'd rather forget. Cash McLendon has always had an instinct for self-preservation, one that was honed by an impoverished childhood and life with an alcoholic father barely scraping by on the streets of Saint Louis in 1872. He's always had a knack for finding and capitalizing on the slightest opportunities, choosing the path of financial security over happiness or real friends. He eventually builds himself up from a Saint Louis street urchin to the son-in-law and heir apparent to industrial mogul Rupert Douglass. Though it lacks passion, his life seems securely set: a wife, a career, property, standing. But when tragedy strikes, all of his plans and his entire future dissolve in an instant. McLendon's instinct for survival kicks in; he flees Saint Louis, and Douglas assigns his enforcer, an ominous skull-cracker with steel-toed boots, to track him down. With nothing to lose, McLendon attempts to reconcile with an old flame--a woman he was nearly engaged to but put aside in exchange for the life now in shambles. He heard through the grapevine that she and her father moved their dry-goods store out west, to a speck-on-the-map mining town named Glorious, in the Arizona Territory. There, McLendon tries to win her back, and in the process discovers a new way of life at the edge of the final American frontier. But he can't outrun his past forever. . . .

The Glorious Prodigal (House of Winslow, #24)

by Gilbert Morris

His Musical Gifts and Good Looks Draw Him Into a Life Where His Character Cannot Sustain Him. When young Leah Freeman attends the Fourth of July dance, she falls in love with Stuart Winslow, a dashing young man and gifted musician. Despite misgivings about his character and a warning from her pastor, Leah accepts Stuart's proposal and marries him. Not long after their marriage, Stuart falls back into his old ways. Leah's love for him is severely tested when he's arrested and sent to Tucker Penitentiary. The years in prison take their toll on Stuart, until one day in the confines of his cell, he faces his deplorable life and comes to faith. Though he yearns for forgiveness and reconciliation with his family back home in Lewisville, Stuart faces the possibility that Leah may never be able to trust or love him again. When a man bent on revenge confronts his family, Stuart must make a difficult choice that could cost him deeply. Will the peril that surrounds them prevail, or will Stuart and Leah learn the secret of true love?

Glory

by Heather Graham

In Civil War-era Florida, a woman suspected of witchcraft reawakens a tired doctor's heartJulian McKenzie, a surgeon and makeshift colonel, is at the end of his rope. He's trapped deep in the South with his Rebel platoon, and their supplies and morale are running low. But while fleeing from an attack, he finds salvation in a most unusual form: a run-down plantation. Inside, widow Rhiannon Tremaine, a Union sympathizer, practices what the locals describe as witchcraft. In reality, Rhiannon is a gifted healer and medic. Still, she does have a bit of magic in her. In the fifth book of her Florida Civil War series, bestselling author Heather Graham evokes a treacherous world of divided loyalties. Rhiannon has the gift of second sight, and while she used to welcome her visions, now her dreams only give her pain. In Julian, though, she may have found someone to change them . . . if the war doesn't conspire to rip the two apart. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Heather Graham, including rare photos from the author's personal collection.

Glory

by Vladimir Nabokov

Glory is the wryly ironic story of Martin Edelweiss, a twnety-two-year-old Russian émigré of no account, who is in love with a girl who refuses to marry him. Convinced that his life is about to be wasted and hoping to impress his love, he embarks on a "perilous, daredevil project"--an illegal attempt to re-enter the Soviet Union, from which he and his mother had fled in 1919. He succeeds--but at a terrible cost.From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Glory: A Novel

by Herman Wouk

In this sequel to The Hope, Wouk rejoins the story of Israel's epic journey after the first 20 years of its existence.

The Glory and the Dream

by William Manchester

Award-winning historian and biographer William Manchester, author of The Last Lion, an epic three-volume biography of Winston Churchill, brings us an evocative and powerful exploration of the American way of life from 1932 to 1972. Covering almost every facet of American culture during a very diverse and tumultuous period in history, Manchester's account is both dramatic and surprisingly intimate--with compelling details that could only be known by a dedicated historian who lived through and documented this fascinating time in history. For several decades, William Manchester was the most popular and highly regarded historian and biographer of his time--and this book provides the reader with a powerful example of the reason for that reputation. "There is no fiction that can compete with good, gossipy, anecdotal history--the inside story of who said or did what in moments of great tensions or crisis... I think you ought to read this history and weep, read it and laugh, read it and don't repeat it." --Anatole Broyard

Glory and the Lightning

by Taylor Caldwell

Like Romeo and Juliet, and Tristan and Isolde, there was Pericles and Aspasia. Set in ancient Persia and Greece, this novel is based on the life of Aspasia, the beautiful and intelligent courtesan who eventually became the companion of Pericles, ruler of Athens. Follow their paths, starting from their lives apart until they meet and become star-crossed lovers. It's a love story that has endured for millennia.

Glory Be!

by Ron Benrey Janet Benrey

An unexpected windfall had greedy church choir members seeing green, taking sides and preparing for battle. Their weapon of choice? Practical jokes. And Emma McCall wanted no part of it...until a VW Bug appeared on her bed-and-breakfast's porch. The combatants' pranks were escalating, and only innkeeper Emma seemed to be taking them seriously. But before the pretty amateur could dust for fingerprints, an unexpected ally appeared: Glory's deputy police chief, Rafe Neilson. So when the antics became no laughing matter, the courageous single dad couldn't let impetuous Emma fight the pranksters alone....

Glory Days Indiana: Legends of Indiana High School Basketball

by Dick Denny

Basketball talent in Indiana is probably no better than that found in any other state, yet the richness of tradition is unequalled anywhere else in the country. Author Dick Denny explores the Indiana basketball culture through this wonderful presentation of interviews and stories with IndianaÂ's greatest male high school basketball stars. These legends include Carl Erskine, Monte Towe, and George McGinnis. Each former Indiana basketballer provides warm recounts of his athletic career, his contribution to the history of Indiana basketball, and how his experiences affected him later in life. This book will help you remember your favorite stars from the past, and introduce you to the ones of the present.

The Glory Field

by Walter Dean Myers

"Those shackles didn't rob us of being black, son, they robbed us of being human." This is the story of one family, a family whose history saw its first ancestor captured, shackled, and brought to this country from Africa.

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