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The Rhodesian War of 1965-80 is the battle for control of present day Zimbabwe. The former British colony of Southern Rhodesia rejected British moves towards majority rule and on 11 November 1965 the Rhodesian Prime Minister Ian Smith announced his country's Unilateral Declaration of Independence from Great Britain. That act sparked a series of violent encounters between the traditional colonial army and the African guerilla insurgents of the Patriotic Front. This book examines the successes and failures of the counter-insurgency campaign of Smith's security forces and the eventual bloody birth of a modern African nation.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Portugal was both the first and the last of the great European colonial powers. For 500 years Portugal had colonies in Africa. In 1960, as liberation movements swept across colonial Africa, the Portuguese flag still flew over vast expanses of territory across the continent. The spread of decolonization and the establishment of independent states whose governments were sympathetic to the cause of African nationalism led, in the early 1960s, to a series of wars in Angola (1961-1975), Guiné (1998) and Mozambique (1977). This book details each of these liberation movements, focusing on the equipment, uniforms and organization of the Portuguese forces.From the Trade Paperback edition.
From the days of its occupation by South African forces under the Mandate System, to its first election in 1989, South-West Africa was a hotbed of revolutionary activity. The establishment of SWAPO (South-West African People's Organization) in 1960, sparked decades of guerilla warfare, mostly aimed at the South African military. This book examines modern African wars between 1964 and 1989, and includes detailed descriptions of the South African Defence Force, Angolan Forces, SWAPO, and the major units involved in the counter-insurgency campaigns. The text is enhanced by colour plates, maps, and numerous photographs.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Ruedy has skillfully compressed over two thousand years of Algerian history into a smooth, fast-paced narrative while at the same time addressing all the major questions concerning Algeria's historical development.
From its beginnings, the American film industry has profited from bringing popular and acclaimed dramatic works to the screen. This is the first book to offer a comprehensive account, focusing on key texts, of how Hollywood has given a second and enduring life to such classics of the American theater as Long Day's Journey into Night, A Streetcar Named Desire and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Each chapter is written by a leading scholar and focuses on Broadway's most admired and popular productions. The book is ideally suited for classroom use and offers an otherwise unavailable introduction to a subject which is of great interest to students and scholars alike.
Authors: Eleanor Munro, Harry Crews, Wallace Stegner, Kate Simon, Russell Baker, Maureen Howard, Frederick Buechner, Vivian Gornick, Richard Seizer, Cynthia Ozick, Hamlin Garland, Frank Conroy, Malcolm X, Harry Middleton, Reynolds Price, Richard Wright, Tobias Wolff, Don Asher, Wright Morris, Maxine Hong Kingston, James Baldwin, William Owens, Ralph Ellison, Geoffrey Wolff, Chris Offutt, Left Handed, Anne Moody, James McConkey, William Kittredge, Barry Lopez, Zora Neale Hurston, Margaret Mead, John Edgar Wideman, Loren Eiseley, Henry Adams.
This book focuses on tools and techniques for building valid regression models using real-world data. A key theme throughout the book is that it only makes sense to base inferences or conclusions on valid models.
This disturbing but illuminating classic is a brilliant perspective on the cultural turmoil of the radical sixties and its impact on today's world, especially as reflected in the art of the time. Rookmaaker's enduring analysis looks at modern art in a broad historical, social, and philosophical context, laying bare the despair and nihilism that pervade our era. He also shows the role Christian artists can play in proclaiming truth through their work.
For students preparing for a career in automotive service and experienced technicians preparing for the ASE certification tests, this textbook devotes at least two chapters to each automotive system, the first explaining the construction and operation of a given system, the next detailing the troubleshooting and repair of that system. The seventh edition covers the latest diagnostic equipment and techniques to locate engine performance problems. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
Previously, little has been written about how increased reliance on over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives activities and market structures by the internationally active financial institutions may have changed the nature of systemic risks in the international financial structure. This paper describes and analyses key elements of modern banking and the global OTC derivatives markets, highlighting areas that seem to be relevant for assessing their functioning, their implications for systemic financial risks in the international financial system and areas where improvements in financial stability can be obtained.
How to fish for black bass, selecting the best waters, getting new tackle, fly-rodding for largemouths, fishing for smallmouths, and more
The Modern Book of the Dead: A Revolutionary Perspective on Death, the Soul, and What Really Happens in the Life to Comeby Ptolemy Tompkins
What happens to us after we die? It's a question people have been asking since the dawn of time, and entire civilizations have been shaped by the ways in which they've answered it. All the world's religions offer their own perspectives on what happens to us after death, and even in the modern world, where the existence of the soul is so often questioned, channeling and near-death experiences have kept those ancient questions alive all the same. So it is that in today's largely secular society, thousands still continue to turn to ancient texts like the Tibetan and Egyptian Books of the Dead for consolation and inspiration. Like the world's other great sacred works, these Books of the Dead offer wisdom, hope, and comfort. But because they're so old, the material they present needs to be seen within a modern context in order to be truly useful. If "What happens to the soul at death?" remains perhaps the single most important question we can ask, then whatever answer we find should incorporate not just ancient wisdom, but also the fruits of modern experience. The Modern Book of the Dead does just that. Author Ptolemy Tompkins grew up in a family where questions about the shape and fate of the human soul were discussed on a daily basis, and he has explored those concepts in his critically acclaimed books The Divine Life of Animals and Paradise Fever. But as he explains in his boldly unconventional new book, it was only with his father's death that he began to think about death in a genuinely concrete way--as something that really and truly will happen to each one of us. Part memoir, part history of ideas of the afterlife, and part road map to what might truly await each of us when we leave our bodies behind, The Modern Book of the Dead is a wise and courageous book that approaches the question of the afterlife in a refreshingly intimate manner. Weaving together philosophy, science, stories of near-death experiences, and theology, the author comes to one amazing and uplifting truth: that somehow, human consciousness lives on after death. Both inspiring and intimate, this is a modern meditation that allows the reader to think about death in an all-new way.
Modern Carpentry is a colorful, easy-to-understand source of authoritative and up-to-date information on building materials and construction methods. It provides detailed coverage of all aspects of light frame construction. Included are site clearing, site layout, foundations, framing, insulating, sheathing, roofing, windows and doors, exterior finish, interior finish, and mechanical systems.
Modern Carpentry is a colorful, easy-to-understand source of authoritative and up-to-date information on building materials and construction methods. The text provides detailed coverage of all aspects of light frame construction, including site preparation and layout; foundations; framing; sheathing; roofing; windows and doors; exterior finish; and interior wall, floor, and ceiling finish. Special emphasis is placed on the use of modern tools, materials, and prefabricated components in the application of interior trim, and the construction of stairs and cabinetwork.
Explore the world around you with pages of colorful photos, helpful illustrations, detailed Sample Problems, and hands-on activities using everyday materials. Learn how chemistry concepts are connected to your everyday life.
China today is never out of the news: from human rights controversies and the continued legacy of Tiananmen Square, to global coverage of the Beijing Olympics, and the Chinese 'economic miracle'. It seems a country of contradictions: a peasant society with some of the world's most futuristic cities, heir to an ancient civilization that is still trying to find a modern identity. This Very Short Introduction offers the reader with no previous knowledge of China a variety of ways to understand the world's most populous nation, giving a short, integrated picture of modern Chinese society, culture, economy, politics and art.
672 pages of some of the best stories of some of the best writers that sci-fi has to offer.
Modern commemoratives and American Eagles are the answer for today's collector who wants to make a secure investment without spending thousands of dollars. New issues from the U. S. Mint struck in silver, gold and platinum have great potential for investment growth, if you key in on low mintage strikes. Modern Commemorative Coinswill show you how to: Include modern coins in your self-directed IRA Include numismatic investments as part of your estate plan Select coins that have the best chance of increasing in value Take the next step beyond collecting State quarters and Presidential dollars to the exciting world of rare modern coins. Collect coins that combine beauty with tangible assets to create family heirlooms.
This new, expanded textbook describes all phases of a modern compiler: lexical analysis, parsing, abstract syntax, semantic actions, intermediate representations, instruction selection via tree matching, dataflow analysis, graph-coloring register allocation, and runtime systems. It includes good coverage of current techniques in code generation and register allocation, as well as functional and object-oriented languages, that are missing from most books. In addition, more advanced chapters are now included so that it can be used as the basis for a two-semester or graduate course. The most accepted and successful techniques are described in a concise way, rather than as an exhaustive catalog of every possible variant. Detailed descriptions of the interfaces between modules of a compiler are illustrated with actual C header files. The first part of the book, Fundamentals of Compilation, is suitable for a one-semester first course in compiler design. The second part, Advanced Topics, which includes the advanced chapters, covers the compilation of object-oriented and functional languages, garbage collection, loop optimizations, SSA form, loop scheduling, and optimization for cache-memory hierarchies.
This textbook describes all phases of a compiler: lexical analysis, parsing, abstract syntax, semantic actions, intermediate representations, instruction selection via tree matching, dataflow analysis, graph-coloring register allocation, and runtime systems. It includes thorough coverage of current techniques in code generation and register allocation, and the compilation of functional and object-oriented languages. The most accepted and successful techniques are described and illustrated with actual Java^TM® classes. The first part is suitable for a one-semester first course in compiler design. The second part; which includes the compilation of object-oriented and functional languages, garbage collection, loop optimization, SSA form, instruction scheduling, and optimization for cache-memory hierarchies; can be used for a second-semester or graduate course. This new edition includes more discussion of Java and object-oriented programming concepts such as visitor patterns plus a new Mini-Java programming project. A unique feature is the newly redesigned compiler project in Java for a subset of Java itself. The project includes both front-end and back-end phases.
Computer algebra systems are gaining more and more importance in all areas of science and engineering. This textbook gives a thorough introduction to the subject, which is the basis of the mathematical engine in computer algebra systems. It is designed to accompany one- or two-semester courses for advanced undergraduate or graduate students in computer science or mathematics. However its comprehensiveness and authority will mean it will be an essential reference also for professionals in the area. Special features include: detailed study of algorithmics including time analysis; implementation reports on several topics; complete proofs of the mathematical underpinnings; a wide variety of applications (including in chemistry, coding theory, cryptography, and the design of calendars and musical scales). Some of this material has never appeared before in book form. Finally, a great deal of historical information and illustration is included.
Free three months on howaboutwe.com with purchase-a $54 value!From the creators of the popular online dating site HowAboutWe.com comes the definitive guide for navigating the modern dating world.The single woman is having a moment. In the worlds of work, personal finances, and education, women are more successful than ever before. When it comes to dating, they're happy to take their time exploring lots of different relationships before deciding if they want to settle down. Women today, like the generations of women before them, want to fall in love. But they want it to happen organically, at its own pace, and with the right person.Rather than listing a set of "rules," Modern Dating offers advice on modern challenges, like how to send a relatively unembarrassing sext, how to create a failproof first date idea, and how to make sure you're getting into a relationship for the right reasons. Instead of telling you How to Win a Husband in Just 3 Easy Steps!, it will gently guide you through all the triumphs and pitfalls of what dating is actually like, from one-night stands, to confusing texts and emails, to your first online date.Frank, funny, and totally relatable, this is a book that really gets at how women are dating today-the ideal travel companion for your dating life. The only rule is that there are no rules, but this book will be there for guidance, or just for laughs, every step of the way.
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