Directions in Sociolinguistics is a now classic collection of pioneering essays by leading sociolinguists. It is published here for the first time in paperback and incorporates an extensive new bibliography.
Meet the Bertrams - William the celebrated politician, conniving father and devious husband. Barbara, his long-suffering wife who laces her day with alcohol so she can hide from herself. And their children: Sebastian, a successful businessman defending his realm. Enya, The grieving prodigal daughter returned from self imposed exile. Cormac, a sex addict with delusions of his own prowess. Ciara, an emotional drama queen who like a little lost puppy just wants to be loved and Rian, the damaged bird who looks to fix everyone else around him before fixing himself. The Bertrams tell their lies and tolerate each other not because they want to but because they have to: they're family. But when their simmering tensions reach boiling point they discover that life has a way of letting slip even the closest guarded secrets. Then it’s payback time for the Bertrams as events conspire to put an end to the biggest lie of all. Blood and Water is a riveting tale of love, manipulation and family bonds
Knygoje „Izraelis, žydų valstybė“ chronologiniu principu dėstomi svarbiausi žydų istorijos įvykiai: išvarymas į Babiloniją, viduramžiai, naujųjų laikų emancipacija, antisemitizmo šaknys ir priežastys, Alijos, sionistai, santykiai su arabais, išgyvenimas per abu pasaulinius karus, valstybės įkūrimas ir raida mūsų laikais, – padės lengviau pažinti ir suvokti žydų valstybės kūrimąsi ir istoriją, iki šiol darančią poveikį daugeliui Vakarų valstybių. Taip pat aptariama, kokį kelią nuėjo abstrakti Alijos idėja, kol buvo įkurta ir apginta analogų pasaulio istorijoje neturinti Izraelio valstybė. Daugiausia leidinyje kalbama apie karą, bet galbūt karas yra nuolatinis žydų istorijos palydovas. Paprasta ir patrauklia forma parašyta knyga taps vienu iš svarbiausių šaltinių ir bus naudinga pasaulio istorija besidomintiems žmonėms, studentams ir moksleiviams. „Izraelis, žydų valstybė“ tebelieka išsamiausiu šaltiniu lietuvių kalba bet kuriam, besidominčiam Artimųjų Rytų istorija ir nūdiena. Kaip rodo kasdienės portalų antraštės ir nauji šio knygos leidimo skyriai, ilgalaikės taikos šiame regione tikėtis neverta, tad dar ne vienus metus leidinyje sukauptos įžvalgos liks aktualios ne tik akademiniu požiūriu.
"The highest standards of logical clarity are maintained." — Bulletin of The American Mathematical Society Written with exceptional lucidity and care, this concise text offers a rigorous introduction to finite differences and difference equations-mathematical tools with widespread applications in the social sciences, economics, and psychology. The exposition is at an elementary level with little required in the way of mathematical background beyond some facility with standard algebraic techniques and the essentials of trigonometry. Moreover, the author explains when needed such relevant ideas as the function concept, mathematical induction, binomial formula, de Moivre's Theorem and more. The book begins with a short introductory chapter showing how difference equations arise in the context of social science problems. Chapter One then develops essential parts of the calculus of finite differences. Chapter Two introduces difference equations and some useful applications in the social sciences: compound interest and amortization of debts, the classical Harrod-Domar-Hicks model for growth of national income, Metzler's pure inventory cycle, and others. Chapter Three treats linear differential equations with constant coefficients, including the important question of limiting behavior of solutions, which is discussed and applied to a variety of social science examples. Finally, Chapter Four offers concise coverage of equilibrium values and stability of difference equations, first-order equations and cobweb cycles, and a boundary-value problem. More extensive coverage is devoted to the relatively advanced concepts of generating functions and matrix methods for the solution of systems of simultaneous equations. Throughout, numerous worked examples and over 250 problems, many with answers, enable students to test their grasp of definitions, theorems and applications. Ideal for an undergraduate course or self-study, this cogent treatment will be of interest to all mathematicians, and especially to social scientists, who will find it an excellent introduction to a powerful tool of theory and research.
According to Wikipedia: "Napoleon Bonaparte (15 August 1769 - 5 May 1821) later known as Emperor Napoleon I, was a military and political leader of France whose actions shaped European politics in the early 19th century. Born in Corsica and trained as an artillery officer in mainland France, Bonaparte rose to prominence under the First French Republic and led successful campaigns against the First and Second Coalitions arrayed against France. In 1799, he staged a coup d'état and installed himself as First Consul; five years later he crowned himself Emperor of the French. In the first decade of the nineteenth century, he turned the armies of the French Empire against every major European power and dominated continental Europe through a series of military victories-epitomised in battles such as Austerlitz. He maintained France's sphere of influence by the formation of extensive alliances and the appointment of friends and family members to rule other European countries as French client states. The French invasion of Russia in 1812 marked a turning point in Napoleon's fortunes. His Grande Armée was badly damaged in the campaign and never fully recovered. In 1813, the Sixth Coalition defeated his forces at Leipzig; the following year the Coalition invaded France, forced Napoleon to abdicate and exiled him to the island of Elba. than a year later, he escaped Elba and returned to power, but was defeated at the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815. Napoleon spent the last six years of his life under British supervision on the island of Saint Helena. An autopsy concluded he died of stomach cancer, though Sten Forshufvud and other scientists have since conjectured that he waspoisoned with arsenic.
His campaigns are studied at military academies the world over, and he is regarded as one of history's great commanders. While considered a tyrant by his opponents, he is also remembered for the establishment of the Napoleonic code, which laid the administrative and judicial foundations for much of Western Europe."
Created in conjunction with an exhaustive critical commentary, this is the only English translation of 1 Enoch that takes into consideration all of the textual data now available in the Ethiopic version, the Greek texts, and the Dead Sea Aramaic fragments. Since only the first of two Hermeneia commentary volumes is now available, this book provides an indispensable translation of the whole work.