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Astonishingly original and detailed lookalike scenes - the more you look, the more you find In the land of lookalikes, the more you look, the more you see Artist Joan Steiner has used everything from acorns and broccoli, to zips and tubes of paint to create extraordinarily detailed three-dimensional worlds. You may think you see a fairground, an old-fashioned sweet shop or a circus, but if you take a closer look, you'll see that they're in fact everyday objects - in super disguises With over 700 lookalikes to find, Amazing Lookalikes will have puzzlers of all ages poring over the pages for hours on end.
Author: K. L Gupta
Release Date: 2013-02-28
Genre: Business & Economics
First published in 1984, this study analyses contemporary research into the role of financial development as a means of accelerating the economic growth of developing countries. The author analyses both the 'financial structuralist' and 'financial repressionist' schools of thought in order to determine both the direction of causality between financial and real growth and the accuracy of the repressionists' assertion that real interest rates and their stability do matter in the economies of developing countries.
Author: George Smith Patton
Publisher: Potomac Books Incorporated
Release Date: 2006
Patton photographed everything that interested him and produced tableaux of the battlefields of North Africa, Sicily, and continental Europe. For Patton, history was everything, and his Leica camera - standard issue for reporters and historians in the U.S. Army - ensured he could provide historians an accurate depiction of events, free from interpretation. His photographs depict the victorious face of war, with GIs on the move, military bridges under construction, and tanks slicing through the countryside. They show defeat as well - smashed German tanks, prisoners of war, and bodies strewn across the landscape. Moreover, they provide a record of where Patton fought, showcasing historic sights and the different terrain from North Africa to Europe. Now, for the first time, many of Patton's personal photographs are presented in one book for the reader to observe history as Patton saw it. Hymel provides background information and captions for the photographs and occasionally uses Patton's own words to describe the sights. With Patton's Photographs, readers can now view that life during the war through the eye of one of America's greatest commanders.
Global Tectonics and Earthquake Risk discusses the geostatistical treatment of earthquake probabilities. The book reviews global tectonics and geologic history, including evidence of change, Pangaea, geochronology, tectonic revolutions, and the breakup of Pangaea. The book discusses the formation of Pangaea which later broke down into the present continental cores of Asia, Europe, Africa, Australian, Antarctica, and the Americas. The book describes the separation of North and South America from Europe, how Africa became established during the Cretaceous time, and how India split off from Africa to became welded to Asia at the Himalayas. The text also explains earthquake risk in terms of stochastic processes, point processes, and illustrates modeling of the earthquake process. The "Large-Earthquake Model" is based on a list of the largest earthquakes in the region, while a more sophisticated model requires the incorporation of non-Markovian effects (aftershock sequences). The book cites an application of investigations done on California where an earthquake of magnitude 5 is expected to occur every three months. An earthquake of magnitude 8 or greater is predicted to happen every 100 years but the book notes that the return period exceeds the range of the period of recorded data (which is only 31 years). Presented in another way, the text concludes that the probability of occurrence of an event of magnitude 8 earthquake or over in any given year is about one percent. The book can prove helpful for geologists, seismologists, meteorologists, or practitioners in the field of civil and structural engineering.
Author: Greg N. Gregoriou
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2009-04-08
Genre: Business & Economics
Up-to-Date Research Sheds New Light on This Area Taking into account the ongoing worldwide financial crisis, Stock Market Volatility provides insight to better understand volatility in various stock markets. This timely volume is one of the first to draw on a range of international authorities who offer their expertise on market volatility in developed, emerging, and frontier economies. The expert contributors cover stock market volatility modeling, portfolio management, hedge fund volatility, and volatility in developed countries and emerging markets. They present some of the vocational aspects, emphasizing the equity markets. The book approaches the material from the practitioner’s viewpoint and familiarizes readers with how volatility is linked to speculation, trading volume, and information arrival. It also discusses recent trends in forecasting volatility, along with the newly cultivated trading platform of volatility derivatives. Given the current state of high levels of volatility in global stock markets, money managers, financial institutions, investment banks, financial analysts, and others need to improve their understanding of volatility. Examining key aspects of stock market volatility, this comprehensive reference offers novel suggestions for accurately assessing the field.
Author: Bradford Cornell
Publisher: Irwin Professional Publishing
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Business & Economics
Shows readers how to rethink the investment process for the '90s, using strategies for measuring value that combine the science of business appraisal with the art of projecting factors, which may influence how value is perceived by the marketplace. Detailed examples illustrate how to best measure and predict value.
All is fair in love and war... Twenty three year old Rebecca, feels left behind after she's dumped for her inexperience in reaching orgasm. She gets advice from a group of friends during a one-week get away. Rebecca begins by looking for some tender romance but her search quickly turns into some hot Lessons of love. She runs into a childhood friend, he's older, movie-star handsome and successful, and finds her young and enticing. She expands her limiting lack luster horizons and follows her newly aroused sexual fantasies to overcome her inhibitions and solve her shortcomings in the field of love. Jefferson is the flame that draws in the moth instincts of Rebecca. Wanting to burn them up, she embraces his invitation to get to know him in the most hot and delicious ways. She allows his control and dominance to take her to high peaks of arousal. The clock begins to tick away during her fantasy vacation. Will her affair with Jefferson end well, or will she just end up heartbroken all over again?