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A Concise Dictionary of First Names

by Patricia Hanks Flavia Hodges

Here is the ultimate first name handbook, a delightfully informative, comprehensive survey of over 4,500 European and American names (with two appendices covering the most common Arabic and Indian names). The real charm and value of this reference lies in the wealth of fascinating additional information the authors provide. Under the entry for "Audrey," for example, we learn of the sixth century saint of that name--who died from a neck tumor, divine punishment for her youthful delight in fine necklaces--from whom the word "tawdry" derives: it referred originally to the cheap jewelry sold at fairs in her honor (St. Audrey eventually being compressed into "tawdry"). The authors reveal that the name "Colleen," a very popular name among Irish Americans, is in fact never given as a first name in Ireland; that the name "Wendy" didn't exist until J.M. Barrie invented it for Peter Pan; that "Algernon" originally meant "moustached" and was a nickname among the predominantly clean-shaven Norman French; and that the "th" in our spelling of "Anthony" comes from an erroneous confusion with the Greek word for flower, anthos. Perhaps more important, this dictionary is an authoritative reference. Indeed, no other handbook provides a fraction of the information found here. Typical entries provide the linguistic and ethnic root of a name. "Jennifer," for instance, is a Cornish form of "Guinevere," which in turn is the French version of a Welsh name combining gwen, white, fair, smooth, and hwyfar, smooth, soft. Most entries also include the non-English form or cognate of a name. The name "Geronimo" is an Italian cognate of Jerome, whose Dutch cognate, "Jeroen," the authors point out, was the most popular male name in Holland in 1981. In addition, entries include diminutives and pet forms. A companion to the authors' A Dictionary of Surnames, this informative reference offers a goldmine of curious facts to delight browsers of every age as well as a wealth of inspiration for prospective parents. It is an ideal baby shower gift.

A Concise Dictionary of Markets and Investing

by Jim Cramer TheStreet

"I learned a ton from reading this little book. You can too." Jim Cramer This is a dictionary of key market and investing terms to help individuals and organizations grow their wealth. A comprehensive financial dictionary with more than 180 terms in such fields as mutual funds, banking, stocks, bonds, tax laws, and transactions in the various financial markets presented alphabetically with descriptions. Everyone needs a dictionary of market and investing terms in today's ever changing and complex marketplace. This is the place to begin. Jim Cramer's Introduction sets the Dictionary in context. Purposely written and designed for the digital marketplace where precision, speed and transparency are fundamental, this is destined to become an eBook investment classic. About The Street Since its inception in 1996, The Street has distinguished itself from other financial media companies with its journalistic excellence, unbiased approach and interactive multimedia coverage of the financial markets, economy, industry trends, investment and financial planning. The Street's mission is to provide the most actionable ideas from the world of investing, finance and business in order to break down information barriers, level the playing field and help all individuals and organizations grow their wealth. With an unmatched suite of digital services, The Street offers all of the tools and insight needed to make the best decisions about earning, investing, saving and spending money. Today, The Street is more than 160 journalists delivering actionable ideas every day. About Jim Cramer Jim Cramer runs the charitable trust portfolio Action Alerts PLUS and writes daily market commentary for RealMoney, a premium service from The Street. He also participates in video segments on The Street TV and serves as host of CNBC's "Mad Money" television program. Cramer graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, where he was president of The Harvard Crimson. He received his law degree from Harvard in 1984. Instead of practicing law, however, he joined Goldman Sachs, leaving to start his own hedge fund. While he worked at his fund, Cramer played a key role in launching Smart Money magazine for Dow Jones and then, in 1996, founded The Street, the preeminent financial website on investing. In 2000, Cramer retired from active money management to embrace media full time, including radio and television. About the Editors This dictionary was begun in 1999 as project to convey critically important market and trading terms to a non-Wall Street audience of individual investors and active traders. Editors refreshed and added to the material through the years, reflecting changes in markets, technology, and the growing sophistication of the investing public.

The Concise Dictionary of Pastoral Care and Counseling

by Glenn H. Asquith Jr.

The Concise Dictionary of Pastoral Care and Counseling is a condensed version of the Dictionary of Pastoral Care and Counseling, first published in 1990, with new and updated articles. This book provides classic and key articles that explain current theories, trends, and practices in the field of Pastoral Care and Counseling. Contents include: Definitions; History and Biography; Issues of Power and Difference; Interfaith Issues and Methods; Clinical Method; and Pastoral Theological Method.

A Concise Encyclopedia (2nd edition)

by Jonathan Law Alan Isaacs

Lively, accessible, and up-to-date, the Concise Encyclopedia is an invaluable quick-reference work. Its compact size and clear concise style make it easy to find information quickly and painlessly on virtually any topic you are curious about. The more than 12,000 entries here cover an extraordinary array of fields, ranging from science and technology, to the arts, politics, sports, geography, folklore and mythology, architecture, literature, design, and philosophy. Whether you are curious about Atoms or Anemones, Hinduism or Hockey, Marxism or Medusa, Stick Insects or Stockholm--or almost any other subject imaginable--you will find here a wealth of accurate, compact entries. The Encyclopedia also includes brief biographies of a host of important individuals, from Igor Stravinsky and Robert Louis Stevenson to Patrick Henry and Herod the Great, with ample coverage of internationally famous world figures alive today, from George W. Bush and Tony Blair to contemporary actors, artists, and sports stars. The Encyclopedia also features maps of the world. Fully illustrated with line drawings and diagrams, the perfect desk reference for family, student, or professional use, Concise Encyclopedia offers a wealth of essential information in a portable, affordable package.

A Concise Encyclopedia of Buddhism

by John Powers

From the teachings of the early masters to the growth of the tradition in the West, this authoritative new reference tool contains over 900 entries supplying information on all the key doctrines, practices, and figures central to Buddhism.

A Concise Encyclopedia of Buddhism

by John Powers

From the teachings of the early masters to the growth of the tradition in the West, this authoritative new reference tool contains over 900 entries supplying information on all the key doctrines, practices, and figures central to Buddhism.

A Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism

by Klaus K. Klostermaier

With entries on everything from Manu to Gandhi and the Ramesvaram to the Himalayas, this is an invaluable reference book.

A Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism

by Klaus K. Klostermaier

With entries on everything from Manu to Gandhi and the Ramesvaram to the Himalayas, this is an invaluable reference book.

A Concise Encyclopedia of Islam

by Gordon D. Newby

Covering everything from Adam to Zakariyyah, this concise reference guide is designed specifically for readers and students who wish to learn more about the world's fastest-growing religion. Fully illustrated, the book contains hundreds of alphabetically arranged entries which give succinct yet authoritative information on everything from the Qur'an and its origins to the role of Islam in the USA. With even-handed coverage of the different schools of belief, and a timeline and guide to further reading, this is an indispensable and inexpensive guide to the Islamic faith.

A Concise Encyclopedia of Islam

by Gordon Newby

This concise reference guide is designed specifically for readers and students who wish to learn more about the world's fastest-growing religion. Fully illustrated, the encyclopedia contains hundreds of alphabetically arranged entries which give succinct yet authoritative information on everything from the Qur'an and its origins to the role of Islam in the USA.

A concise Encyclopedia of the Bahá'í Faith

by Peter Smith

Written by a well-known author in the field of Baha'i studies, this is a comprehensive and accessible encyclopedia to the youngest of the world religions. Regarded as the second most widespread faith after Christianity, with adherents in almost every country around the globe, the Baha'i faith is nevertheless unfamiliar to many. here Dr Smith traces the origins and development of the religion from 19th century Iran to the modern day, introducing its central figures and major historical events. combining breadth with a readable yet concise style, he provides a balanced overview of Baha'i scriptures, doctrines and practices, social teachings and organization. This reference work presents a clear and knowledgeable view of a fascinating new religion.

A Concise Encyclopedia of the Philosophy of Religion

by Anthony C. Thiselton

With over three hundred entries and subentries on everything from agnosticism to Zen philosophy, this authoritative encyclopedia from one of the world's most renowned theologians explores all the major themes in the philosophy of religion. Entries identify key thinkers, terms, arguments, and ideas. The volume also features a helpful chronology and an index of names. This encyclopedia was shaped by years of student feedback. Anthony Thiselton asked students what themes, thinkers, and problems in philosophy of religion they found most stimulating and where they needed help, clarification, and explanation. The resulting volume will help other students navigate their studies with greater ease. It is also a handy reference for those seeking quick access to information on a particular person or concept.

Concise English Tagalog Dictionary

by Jose Villa Panganiban

This is a convenient and travel-sized English to Tagalog DictionaryOver ten million Filipinos speak Tagalog, the official language of the Philippines. This dictionary addresses the growing need for a concise, reliable, and inexpensive English-Tagalog dictionary. It is ideal for teachers, students, businesspeople, travelers, and others who are interested in studying Tagalog. The key to understanding Tagalog is a thorough familiarity with the stresses, glottal vowels, and basic vocabulary of the language, all of which are treated in this book. Pronunciation guidelines were determined by the Institute of National Language, which based its preference on standard Manila dialect. Used in conjunction with Tagalog for Beginners or Elementary Tagalog, also published by Tuttle Publishing, this dictionary is an indispensable tool to those learning Tagalog or traveling to the Philippines.Over 6,000 practical entriesPerfect for learning everyday vocabularyUses pronunciation guidelines from the Institute of National Language in the PhilippinesIdeal for teachers, students and travelers

Concise Guide to Computation Theory

by Akira Maruoka

This textbook presents a thorough foundation to the theory of computation. Combining intuitive descriptions and illustrations with rigorous arguments and detailed proofs for key topics, the logically structured discussion guides the reader through the core concepts of automata and languages, computability, and complexity of computation. Topics and features: presents a detailed introduction to the theory of computation, complete with concise explanations of the mathematical prerequisites; provides end-of-chapter problems with solutions, in addition to chapter-opening summaries and numerous examples and definitions throughout the text; draws upon the author's extensive teaching experience and broad research interests; discusses finite automata, context-free languages, and pushdown automata; examines the concept, universality and limitations of the Turing machine; investigates computational complexity based on Turing machines and Boolean circuits, as well as the notion of NP-completeness.

Concise Guide to Hematology

by Hillard M. Lazarus Alvin H. Schmaier

Concise Guide to Hematology is highly practical, user-friendly, and will be invaluable to all residents, fellows, and trainees working with hematology patients. Designed to highlight the important basic concepts and diseases throughout the spectrum of hematology, the book has a clear and accessible format and includes simple line figures, algorithms, and key points thoughout. Each chapter begins with an overview and then main concepts are outlined for each disorder and topic covered.Edited by two leading figures in the rapidly evolving field of hematology, this attractively-produced and concise book is an essential guide and ready resource for all those undertaking rotations and examinations in the discipline.

Concise Guide To Information Literacy

by Scott Lanning

The American Library Association defines "information literacy" as "a set of abilities requiring individuals to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information. " "The Concise Guide to Information Literacy" gives students the tools they need to develop those abilities, including the search techniques and evaluation methods that will help them pinpoint what actually "is" academically sound information. Using the Association of College and Research Libraries' Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education as a framework, this much-needed sourcebook covers all the major facets of the information literacy process. For students, it is a ready-to-use guide that explains what information literacy is, why it is so important, and how to put it to use in both print and online research. For teachers, it is a helpful classroom resource that can serve as the basis for an information literacy course, a supplemental text, or a handy reference for research in any subject.

Concise Guide to Jazz (6th Edition)

by Mark C. Gridley

The Concise Guide to Jazz provides an introduction to jazz that is as clear and accurate as Jazz Styles but without as much detail. It is a very useful guide for teachers and students.

A Concise Guide to Macroeconomics

by David A. Moss

Now more than ever before, executives and managers need to understand their larger economic context. In A Concise Guide to Macroeconomics, David Moss leverages his many years of teaching experience at Harvard Business School to lay out important macroeconomic concepts in engaging, clear, and concise terms. In a simple and intuitive way, he breaks down the ideas into "output," "money," and "expectations." In addition, Moss introduces powerful tools for interpreting the big-picture economic developments that shape events in the contemporary business arena. Detailed examples are also drawn from history to illuminate important concepts. This book is destined to become a staple in MBA courses-as well as the go-to resource for executives and managers at all levels seeking to brush up on their knowledge of macroeconomic dynamics.

A Concise Guide to Macroeconomics, Second Edition

by David A. Moss

What managers need to know about macroeconomics-but are afraid to askNow more than ever before, executives and managers need to understand their larger economic context. In A Concise Guide to Macroeconomics, David Moss leverages his many years of teaching experience at Harvard Business School to lay out important macroeconomic concepts in engaging, clear, and concise terms. Now fully updated, this classic resource also includes a new chapter on the global financial crisis.In a simple and intuitive way, Moss breaks down the ideas into output, money, and expectations. He also introduces powerful tools for interpreting the big-picture economic developments that shape events in the contemporary business arena. The book includes detailed examples drawn from history to illuminate important concepts and leaves the reader with a clearer picture of how our economy actually works-and what impact in has on business.A classic resource by a leading thinker in the field, A Concise Guide to Macroeconomics is the primer on macroeconomics every manager needs.

A Concise Historical Atlas of Eastern Europe

by Dennis P. Hupchick Harold E. Cox

This atlas is concerned with the part of Europe extending from the Balkan Peninsula in the south to Poland and Lithuania in the north.

A Concise History of American Painting and Sculpture

by Matthew Baigell

This clear, thorough and reliable survey of American painting and sculpture from colonial times to the present day covers all the major artists and their works, and outlines the social and cultural background of each period.

A Concise History of Australia

by Stuart Macintyre

Australia is the last continent to be settled by Europeans, but it also sustains a people and a culture tens of thousands years old. For much of the past 200 years the newcomers have sought to replace the old with the new. This book tells how they imposed themselves on the land, and brought technology, institutions and ideas to make it their own. It relates the advance from penal colony to a prosperous free nation and illustrates how, as a nation created by waves of newcomers, the search for binding traditions was long frustrated by the feeling of rootlessness, until it came to terms with its origins. The third edition of this acclaimed book recounts the key factors - social, economic and political - that have shaped modern-day Australia. It covers the rise and fall of the Howard government, the 2007 election and the apology to the stolen generation. More than ever before, Australians draw on the past to understand their future.

A Concise History of Austria

by Steven Beller

For a small, prosperous country in the middle of Europe, modern Austria has a very large and complex history, extending far beyond its current borders. Today's Austrians have a problematic relationship with that history, whether with the multi-national history of the Habsburg Monarchy, or with the time between 1938 and 1945 when Austrians were Germans in Hitler's Third Reich. Steven Beller's gripping and comprehensive account traces the remarkable career of Austria through its many transformations, from German borderland, to dynastic enterprise, imperial house, Central European great power, failed Alpine republic, German province, and then successful Alpine republic, building up a picture of the layers of Austrian identity and heritage and their diverse sources. It is a story full of anomalies and ironies, a case study of the other side of European history, without the easy answers of more clearly national narratives, and hence far more relevant to today's world.

A Concise History of Brazil

by Boris Fausto Sergio Fausto Arthur Brakel Boris Fausto Sergio Fausto Arthur Brakel

A Concise History of Brazil covers almost 500 years of Brazilian history, from the arrival of the Portuguese in the New World to the political events that defined the transition in recent years from an authoritarian to a democratic political regime. Brazilian territorial unity and national identity were forged throughout the nineteenth century, after the proclamation of independence in 1822, resulting in a nation with one common language and wide ethnic and racial variety. Remarkable in this respect, the country nevertheless faces problems of social and ethnic disparity as well as of preservation and adequate use of its natural resources. This book emphasizes topics that have deeply influenced the historical formation of Brazil and affected its existence to the present day, such as the destruction of Indian civilizations, slavery and massive immigration throughout the last decades of the nineteenth century and the first decades of the twentieth century.

A Concise History of Britain 1707-1975

by W. A. Speck

This book provides a concise, illustrated history of Great Britain over the past three centuries, from its formation as a sovereign state between the Union of England and Scotland in 1707 to its partial loss of sovereignty in the accession to the European Community, confirmed in the referendum result of 1975. Professor Speck emphasises political and social trends. In particular he argues that conservative politics prevailed largely in a deeply conservative society, and that reactionary causes generally obtained more support than radical campaigns. The book is highly illustrated with pictures and photographs and contains a bibliography and other features of use to students and general readers.

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