By Mark Valeri
Heavenly Merchandize deals a serious reexamination of religion's function within the construction of a industry economic system in early the US. concentrating on the commercial tradition of recent England, it perspectives trade in the course of the eyes of 4 generations of Boston retailers, drawing upon their own letters, diaries, enterprise files, and sermon notes to bare how retailers outfitted a latest kind of alternate out of profound transitions within the puritan knowing of self-discipline, windfall, and the that means of recent England. Mark Valeri lines the careers of fellows like Robert Keayne, a London immigrant punished by way of his church for competitive enterprise practices; John Hull, a silversmith-turned-trader who helped to set up advertisement networks within the West Indies; and Hugh corridor, one in every of New England's first slave investors. He explores how Boston ministers reconstituted their ethical languages over the process a century, from a scriptural discourse opposed to many industry practices to a providential worldview that justified England's advertisement hegemony and legitimated the industry as a divine build. Valeri strikes past simplistic readings that lessen advertisement job to secular mind-sets, and refutes the preferred thought of an inherent affinity among puritanism and capitalism. He indicates how altering principles approximately what it intended to be pious and puritan expert the company practices of Boston's retailers, who stuffed their inner most notebooks with meditations on scripture and the average order, based and led church buildings, and inscribed non secular reflections of their letters and diaries. unheard of in scope and wealthy with insights, Heavenly Merchandize illuminates the background at the back of the ongoing American difficulty over morality and undefined.
By Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
Renewables details 2006 brings jointly in a single quantity the elemental facts compiled by way of the IEA on renewable and waste power resources. It covers creation, exchange, transformation to electrical energy and warmth, ultimate intake and put in producing ability from renewable and waste power assets. half I of the ebook presents a statistical evaluate of advancements within the markets for renewables and waste within the OECD Member nations. half II presents, in tabular shape, a extra special and complete photograph of advancements in renewable and waste power assets for every of the 30 OECD Member nations.
By Robert G. Finney
An summary of the fundamentals of industrial funds and "numbers". exact at junior-level staff, it covers: budgeting - defining and making plans budgets, facing uncertainty, producing the ultimate funds, and getting it licensed; deciding to buy - defining necessities, specifying and estimating, accumulating bids, making the lease-or-buy choice, getting the bottom cost (for pcs, upkeep prone, temps, printing); and fiscal assertion research - figuring out the fundamental records and ideas, together with source of revenue statements, the stability sheet, funds move, and revenue and loss.
By T. Sundara Row
"The From the INTRODUCTION.
the belief of this e-book was once advised to me by means of Kindergarten reward No. VIII.—Paper-folding. The present includes 2 hundred variously colored squares of paper, a folder, and diagrams and directions for folding. The paper is colored and glazed on one aspect. The paper could, besides the fact that, be of self-colour, alike on either side. in truth, any paper of average thickness will solution the aim, yet colored paper indicates the creases larger, and is extra beautiful. The kindergarten reward is offered through Messrs. Higginbotham and Co.; yet colored paper of either varieties could be had within the bazaars. A packet of a hundred squares of either kinds accompanies this ebook, and the packets is also had individually. Any sheet of paper might be lower right into a sq. as defined within the establishing articles of this publication, however it is neat and handy to have the squares prepared reduce.
2. those routines don't require mathematical tools, the one issues worthy being a penknife and scraps of paper, the latter getting used for atmosphere off equivalent lengths. The squares are themselves easy substitutes for a instantly facet and a T sq..
three. In paper-folding numerous vital geometrical approaches might be effected even more simply than with a couple of compasses and ruler, the single tools using that's sanctioned in Euclidian Geometry; for instance, to divide immediately traces and angles into or extra equivalent elements, to attract perpendiculars and parallels to directly traces. it truly is, even though, impossible in paper-folding to explain a circle, yet a couple of issues on a circle, in addition to different curves, will be got by means of different tools. those workouts don't consist in basic terms of drawing geometrical figures regarding instantly strains within the traditional approach, and folding upon them, yet they require an clever program of the straightforward procedures principally, tailored to paper-folding. this may be obvious on the very graduation of this e-book.
four. using the kindergarten presents not just provides attention-grabbing occupations to girls and boys, but in addition prepares their minds for the appreciation of technological know-how and paintings. Conversely the educating of technological know-how and paintings in a while could be made fascinating and established upon right foundations via connection with kindergarten occupations. this is often quite the case with Geometry, which kinds the foundation of each technological know-how and paintings. The instructing of Euclid in colleges could be made very attention-grabbing by means of the loose use of the kindergarten presents. it'd be completely valid to require students to fold the diagrams on paper. this might provide them neat and actual figures, and galvanize the reality of the propositions forcibly on their minds. it'll now not be essential to take any assertion on belief. yet what's now realised by means of the mind's eye and idealization of clumsy figures should be visible within the concrete. A fallacy just like the following will be impossible.....
By Ian McNeil
* 22 sections conceal the total box of the historical past of expertise and every part summarises the advance of its topic from the earliest occasions to the current day* Written with no pointless jargon* 2 huge indexes of Names and themes* Usefully illustrated with a hundred and fifty black & white images and line drawings to provide an explanation for key advances`Contain[s] an unlimited quantity of trustworthy details over a really large box. it really is definitely a piece of which I shall myself make widespread use ... it merits to discover a spot ... in each reference library.' - instances larger schooling Supplement`The insurance is superb ... a most precious single-volume resource which for its comprehensiveness and simplicity of reference will earn its position in either professional and normal reference collections.' - Reference Reviews`Informative and accomplished, outstanding in its insurance ... covers each element of expertise from the Stone Age to the distance Age ... will certainly aid readers to get a grip on and think of an incredible diversity of matters ... a useful and useful addition to most department bookshelves or libraries.' - New Civil Engineer`The authors represented during this publication are to be congratulated for his or her readable and trustworthy surveys of the previous and current prestige of the key components the place mankind has harnessed technology for the creation of worthy items and processes.' - selection
By Daylle Deanna Schwartz
For everybody attracted to beginning a list label–to industry new expertise or to unencumber and advertise their very own music–there hasn't ever been a greater time to do it!
Music might be published, allotted, and promoted for a fragment of conventional charges. Veteran writer and music-business advisor Daylle Deanna Schwartz (who all started and ran her personal label) has rewritten and multiplied her vintage, Start & Run your personal list Label, to mirror adjustments and new possibilities for advertising tune in today’s climate.
Start & Run your individual list Label is a complete guidebook to development a list label, jam-packed with how-to information regarding industry traits and profit streams for track releases. as well as up to date details on actual distribution, producing exposure, advertising and marketing, and advertising, it additionally has new information regarding key concerns including:
•Balancing on and offline promoting and marketing
•Making the main of on-line assets (social-networking websites, blogs, ringtones, movies, radio, and more)
•Using electronic distribution profitably
•Licensing your recordings to be used within the media
•Marketing track overseas
Ms. Schwartz has compiled new interviews with best execs and self sustaining labels–including recording artist CJ Baran (Push Play), Jed Carlson (founder, ReverbNation), Daniel Glass (founder, Glassnote Entertainment), blogger Perez Hilton, Scott Lapatine (founder, Stereogum), recording artist Ingrid Michaelson, Jeff expense (founder, Tunecore), MP3 bloggers, music-magazine editors, publicists, and others–for the main up to date, authoritative, and sensible compendium to be had.
By John Gross
The dictionary defines an anecdote as "a brief account of an interesting or attention-grabbing incident," and the anecdotes during this assortment greater than stay as much as that description. a lot of them provide revealing insights into writers' personalities, their frailties and insecurities. many of the anecdotes are humorous, usually explosively so, whereas others are touching, sinister, or downright bizarre. They convey writers within the English-speaking global from Chaucer to the current appearing either unpredictably, and deeply in character.
The variety is vast -- this can be a booklet that reveals room for anecdotes approximately Milton and Margaret Atwood, George Eliot and Salman Rushdie, Chinua Achebe and Bob Dylan, Harriet Beecher Stowe and Wittgenstein. The authors of the anecdotes are both diversified, from the diarists John Aubrey, John Evelyn and James Boswell to fellow writers akin to W. H. Auden, Harriet Martineau, Walter Scott, Evelyn Waugh, and Vanessa Bell.
It is additionally a booklet during which you will find out which nice historian's face was improper for a baby's backside, which movie big name left a haunting account of Virginia Woolf now not lengthy sooner than her loss of life, and what Agatha Christie rather considered Hercule Poirot. the hot Oxford booklet of Literary Anecdotes is a e-book not only for fanatics of literature, yet for a person with a style for the curiosities of human nature.
By W. J. T. Mitchell, Mark B. N. Hansen
Part of a bigger dialog that engages tradition, expertise, and politics, this fascinating choice of essays explores our most important language for facing the characteristics and modes of latest media. Edited via remarkable students within the box, W. J. T. Mitchell and Mark B. N. Hansen, the amount positive factors works by means of a staff of unique members. those essays, commissioned expressly for this quantity, are geared up into 3 interrelated teams: “Aesthetics” engages with phrases that describe sensory studies and judgments, “Technology” deals access right into a wide array of technological suggestions, and “Society” opens up language describing the platforms that permit a medium to function.
A compelling reference paintings for the twenty-first century and the media that shape our adventure inside of it, Critical phrases for Media Studies will have interaction and deepen any reader’s wisdom of 1 of our most crucial new fields.