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Capitalism's Achilles Heel

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For over forty years in more than sixty countries, Raymond Baker has witnessed the free-market system operating illicitly and corruptly, with devastating c ...

  • L'auteur : ,
  • Editeur: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0471748587
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Nombre de pages: 288
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: For over forty years in more than sixty countries, Raymond Baker has witnessed the free-market system operating illicitly and corruptly, with devastating consequences. In Capitalism’s Achilles Heel, Baker takes readers on a fascinating journey through the global free-market system and reveals how dirty money, poverty, and inequality are inextricably intertwined. Readers will discover how small illicit transactions lead to massive illegalities and how staggering global income disparities are worsened by the illegalities that permeate international capitalism. Drawing on his experiences, Baker shows how Western banks and businesses use secret transactions and ignore laws while handling some $1 trillion in illicit proceeds each year. He also illustrates how businesspeople, criminals, and kleptocrats perfect the same techniques to shift funds and how these tactics negatively affect individuals, institutions, and countries.


Men, Sex and Relationships

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Men, Sex and Relationships follows on the success of The Achilles Heel Reader also edited by Vic Seidler in being a judicious mix between he academic and t ...

  • L'auteur : Victor J. Seidler
  • Editeur: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113490486X
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Nombre de pages: 272
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Men, Sex and Relationships follows on the success of The Achilles Heel Reader also edited by Vic Seidler in being a judicious mix between he academic and the personal. Drawn from contributins to Achilles Heel it provides the reader with helpful and insightful material on the men's relationships with others.


China’s Achilles’ Heel

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This book analyses Chinese discourse on Indian attitudes towards the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI), and argues that the Indian discourse is becoming one of ...

  • L'auteur : Srikanth Thaliyakkattil
  • Editeur: Springer
  • ISBN: 9811384258
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Nombre de pages: 257
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This book analyses Chinese discourse on Indian attitudes towards the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI), and argues that the Indian discourse is becoming one of the biggest hurdles to China creating its own narrative about China’s rise in Asia and beyond. In doing so, it spans across the themes of the power struggle between China and US, China and India, the Chinese perception of India, China-South Asia relations, the China-US- India strategic triangle and the success and failures of BRI. The first part of the book focuses on the Chinese thinking behind the launch of the BRI and addresses questions related to the purpose of this initiative and ways in which it will facilitate China’s rise as a superpower. Subsequently the book addresses how effective or ineffective India’s challenge is and how it is negatively affecting China’s BRI.


The Song of Achilles

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“At once a scholar’s homage to The Iliad and startlingly original work of art by an incredibly talented new novelist….A book I could not put down.” ...

  • L'auteur : Madeline Miller
  • Editeur: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0062060635
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 416
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: “At once a scholar’s homage to The Iliad and startlingly original work of art by an incredibly talented new novelist….A book I could not put down.” —Ann Patchett “Mary Renault lives again!” declares Emma Donoghue, author of Room, referring to The Song of Achilles, Madeline Miller’s thrilling, profoundly moving, and utterly unique retelling of the legend of Achilles and the Trojan War. A tale of gods, kings, immortal fame, and the human heart, The Song of Achilles is a dazzling literary feat that brilliantly reimagines Homer’s enduring masterwork, The Iliad. An action-packed adventure, an epic love story, a marvelously conceived and executed page-turner, Miller’s monumental debut novel has already earned resounding acclaim from some of contemporary fiction’s brightest lights—and fans of Mary Renault, Bernard Cornwell, Steven Pressfield, and Colleen McCullough’s Masters of Rome series will delight in this unforgettable journey back to ancient Greece in the Age of Heroes.


My Achilles Heel: How to Overcome Achilles Tendinopathy

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Achilles tendinitis, can be quite a serious injury if it is allowed to become chronic. Modern medical research has shown the condition to be due to the act ...

  • L'auteur : Paul G. Bennett
  • Editeur: Lulu Press, Inc
  • ISBN: 1291028536
  • Genre: Science
  • Nombre de pages: 27
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Achilles tendinitis, can be quite a serious injury if it is allowed to become chronic. Modern medical research has shown the condition to be due to the actual degeneration of the fibres, rather than inflammation and it is therefore more accurately known as Achilles tendinopathy. Having studied and practised the various remedies available, this concise book is a frank and invaluable account of my personal experience of overcoming this debilitating condition. I hope its contents will help the reader to follow the best options of therapy, saving them both time and money.


The Metamorphoses of Ovid

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Chaos is divided by the Deity into four Elements: to these their respective inhabitants are assigned, and man is created from earth and water. The four Age ...

  • L'auteur : Ovid
  • Editeur: Prabhat Prakashan
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  • Genre: Fiction
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  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Chaos is divided by the Deity into four Elements: to these their respective inhabitants are assigned, and man is created from earth and water. The four Ages follow, and in the last of these the Giants aspire to the sovereignty of the heavens; being slain by Jupiter, a new race of men springs up from their blood. These becoming noted for their impiety, Jupiter not only transforms Lycaon into a wolf, but destroys the whole race of men and animals by a Deluge, with the exception of Deucalion and Pyrrha, who, when the waters have abated, renew the human race, by throwing stones behind them. Other animated beings are produced by heat and moisture: and, among them, the serpent Python. Phœbus slays him, and institutes the Pythian games as a memorial of the event, in which the conquerors are crowned with beech; for as yet the laurel does not exist, into which Daphne is changed soon after, while flying from Phœbus. On this taking place, the other rivers repair to her father Peneus, either to congratulate or to console him; but Inachus is not there, as he is grieving for his daughter Io, whom Jupiter, having first ravished her, has changed into a cow. She is entrusted by Juno to the care of Argus; Mercury having first related to him the transformation of the Nymph Syrinx into reeds, slays him, on which his eyes are placed by Juno in the tail of the peacock. Io, having recovered human shape, becomes the mother of Epaphus.


The Voyage of Argo

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Written in the third century BC in Alexandria, this is the only full surviving account of Jason's legendary quest for the Golden Fleece. It describes the t ...

  • L'auteur : Apollonius Rhodes
  • Editeur: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141914211
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 224
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Written in the third century BC in Alexandria, this is the only full surviving account of Jason's legendary quest for the Golden Fleece. It describes the thrilling adventures of the Argonauts on their voyage to Colchis to plead with king Aeetes for the fleece, his greatest treasure - and the Eros-inspired passion felt by his daughter, the beautiful witch-princess Medea, for the scheming Jason. Chronicling a journey that sees Jason and his crew traverse perilous seas, negotiate the treacherous Cyanean Rocks, and confront the lure of the Sirens' song, The Voyage of Argo is a masterful depiction of distinctly human heroism and betrayal caused by love. An eloquent marriage of romance and realism, it tells the definitive version of one of the greatest legends of the classical age: an epic tale of bravery, prophecy and magic.


The Meaning Of Sports

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In The Meaning of Sports, Michael Mandelbaum, a sports fan who is also one of the nation's preeminent foreign policy thinkers, examines America's century-l ...

  • L'auteur : Michael Mandelbaum
  • Editeur: PublicAffairs
  • ISBN: 9780786738847
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Nombre de pages: 384
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: In The Meaning of Sports, Michael Mandelbaum, a sports fan who is also one of the nation's preeminent foreign policy thinkers, examines America's century-long love affair with team sports. In keeping with his reputation for writing about big ideas in an illuminating and graceful way, he shows how sports respond to deep human needs; describes the ways in which baseball, football and basketball became national institutions and how they reached their present forms; and covers the evolution of rules, the rise and fall of the most successful teams, and the historical significance of the most famous and influential figures such as Babe Ruth, Vince Lombardi, and Michael Jordan. Whether he is writing about baseball as the agrarian game, football as similar to warfare, basketball as the embodiment of post-industrial society, or the moral havoc created by baseball's designated hitter rule, Mandelbaum applies the full force of his learning and wit to subjects about which so many Americans care passionately: the games they played in their youth and continue to follow as adults. By offering a fresh and unconventional perspective on these games, The Meaning of Sports makes for fascinating and rewarding reading both for fans and newcomers.


Fair and Unfair Trials in the British Isles, 1800-1940

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Adopting a microhistory approach, Fair and Unfair Trials in the British Isles, 1800-1940 provides an in-depth examination of the evolution of the modern ju ...

  • L'auteur : David Nash,Anne-Marie Kilday
  • Editeur: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1350050962
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 256
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Adopting a microhistory approach, Fair and Unfair Trials in the British Isles, 1800-1940 provides an in-depth examination of the evolution of the modern justice system. Drawing upon criminal cases and trials from England, Scotland, and Ireland, the book examines the errors, procedural systems, and the ways in which adverse influences of social and cultural forces impacted upon individual instances of justice. The book investigates several case studies of both justice and injustice which prompted the development of forensic toxicology, the implementation of state propaganda and an increased interest in press sensationalism. One such case study considers the trial of William Sheen, who was prosecuted and later acquitted of the murder of his infant child at the Old Baily in 1827, an extraordinary miscarriage of justice that prompted outrage amongst the general public. Other case studies include trials for treason, theft, obscenity and blasphemy. Nash and Kilday root each of these cases within their relevant historical, cultural, and political contexts, highlighting changing attitudes to popular culture, public criticism, protest and activism as significant factors in the transformation of the criminal trial and the British judicial system as a whole. Drawing upon a wealth of primary sources, including legal records, newspaper articles and photographs, this book provides a unique insight into the evolution of modern criminal justice in Britain.


The Greek Tycoon's Achilles Heel

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  • L'auteur : Lucy Gordon,Hinoto Mori
  • Editeur: Harlequin / SB Creative
  • ISBN: 4596667489
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Nombre de pages: N.A
  • Langue: French/English
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Beyond Crimea

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How will Russia redraw post-Soviet borders? In the wake of recent Russian expansionism, political risk expert Agnia Grigas illustrates how—for more than ...

  • L'auteur : Agnia Grigas
  • Editeur: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300220766
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Nombre de pages: 352
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: How will Russia redraw post-Soviet borders? In the wake of recent Russian expansionism, political risk expert Agnia Grigas illustrates how—for more than two decades—Moscow has consistently used its compatriots in bordering nations for its territorial ambitions. Demonstrating how this policy has been implemented in Ukraine and Georgia, Grigas provides cutting-edge analysis of the nature of Vladimir Putin’s foreign policy and compatriot protection to warn that Moldova, Kazakhstan, the Baltic States, and others are also at risk.


Greek Gods and Heroes

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A retelling of the greatest myths and legends of the ancient Greek gods and heroes for readers of all ages by a celebrated historical novelist. In the anci ...

  • L'auteur : Robert Graves
  • Editeur: Rosetta Books
  • ISBN: 0795336519
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 142
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: A retelling of the greatest myths and legends of the ancient Greek gods and heroes for readers of all ages by a celebrated historical novelist. In the ancient past, the Gods and Goddesses of ancient Greece lived on Mount Olympus and ruled the world of mortals. Famous heroes shaped the course of history, beautiful women drew the gazes of gods and men alike, and the gods were both fickle in their favors and breathtakingly generous to those they smiled upon. From Midas’ tragic gift to the exploits of Hercules and the curse of Pandora, renowned classicist and historical novelist Robert Graves brings the legends of ancient Greece to life in a lively, accessible way that’s sure to appeal to everyone; from children to adults, and from casual readers to serious scholars.


Flip The System UK: A Teachers’ Manifesto

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How did we let teacher burn-out happen, and what can we do about it – before it's too late? This brave and disruptive book accurately defines the problem ...

  • L'auteur : Lucy Rycroft-Smith,Jean-Louis Dutaut
  • Editeur: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1315445182
  • Genre: Education
  • Nombre de pages: 262
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: How did we let teacher burn-out happen, and what can we do about it – before it's too late? This brave and disruptive book accurately defines the problems of low teacher morale and offers systemic, future-proof and realistic solutions to bringing hope, energy and joy back to the profession. The simple answer is staring us in the face: increase teacher agency. Our rallying cry: our profession needs a return to values of humanity, pride, and professionalism. From research literacy to a collective voice, better CPD to smarter accountability, contributors to this book demonstrate the huge scope for increased teacher influence at every level of the education sector. Education voices including Sam Twiselton, Alison Peacock, David Weston and Andy Hargreaves, supported by a broad range of academics and policy makers, vouch for increased teacher agency and stronger, more powerful networks as a means of improving practice, combatting teacher disillusionment, and radically improving UK education. This text offers an exciting and hopeful perspective on education; urging teachers to work together to ‘flip the system’ and challenging policy makers to help... or get out of the way. Chapters have been contributed by Tom Bennett, Peter Ford, Jonathan Firth, David Weston, David Williams, Zeba Clarke, Julie Smith, Dr Robert Loe, Jeremy Pattle, Debra Kidd, Steven Watson, Ross Morrison McGill, George Gilchrist, Howard Stevenson, Professor Dame Alison Peacock, d’Reen Struthers, Phil Wood, Rae Snape, Simon Gibbs, Ross Hall, Jackie Ward, Simon Knight, David Frost, Sheila Ball, Sarah Lightfoot, Andy Hargreaves, Darren Macey, Gary Farrell, Julian Critchley, Tony Gallagher, Gareth Alcott, Sam Twiselton, Jelmer Evers, Alma Harris, Michelle Jones, Natalie Scott, Deborah M. Netolicky, Jon Andrews, Cameron Paterson, Per Kornhall, Joe Hallgarten, Tom Beresford and Sara Hjelm.


Handbook on Gender in World Politics

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The Handbook on Gender in World Politics is an up-to-date, comprehensive, multi-disciplinary compendium of scholarship in gender studies. The text provides ...

  • L'auteur : Jill Steans,Daniela Tepe-Belfrage
  • Editeur: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN: 1783470623
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Nombre de pages: 528
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The Handbook on Gender in World Politics is an up-to-date, comprehensive, multi-disciplinary compendium of scholarship in gender studies. The text provides an indispensable reference guide for scholars and students interrogating gender issues in international and global contexts. Substantive areas covered include: statecraft, citizenship and the politics of belonging, international law and human rights, media and communications technologies, political economy, development, global governance and transnational visions of politics and solidarities.


Babysitting George

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As a young reporter, Celia Walden receives an unusual assignment: track down a global superstar and keep him away from all other journalists. That man is s ...

  • L'auteur : Celia Walden
  • Editeur: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 1620400634
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Nombre de pages: 272
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: As a young reporter, Celia Walden receives an unusual assignment: track down a global superstar and keep him away from all other journalists. That man is soccer player George Best, who made his debut for Manchester United at age seventeen and was the star of a star team throughout the 1960s. Enormously skilled and ruggedly handsome, idolized by men and women alike, he was referred to as "the fifth Beatle," and still holds a firm place among the world's all-time best players. But in 2004, George Best is nearing sixty and deteriorating like a much older man. A notorious alcoholic and philanderer, he has just received a liver transplant and has Antabuse tablets sewn into his stomach lining. His wife has left him again. When Celia finds him in a bar in Malta, he isn't exactly delighted to see her. He's been chased by journalists all his life. Yet as Celia's assignment to "babysit" George around the clock stretches out over months, an unlikely sort of friendship develops, and she gets to know George as a funny, volatile, and complex human being, an avid reader and member of MENSA, ravaged by alcohol and gradually withering under the constant glare of the spotlight. Babysitting George is a tender account of a unique relationship between a young journalist and a dying star. It questions the exploitative nature of tabloid journalism; the terrifying, all-consuming nature of addiction; and the implausible meetings that can change one's life.


The Achilles Heel

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“The Spoils of War and The Achilles Heel are part of a 4-book set in which a financial crime stimulates a veteran US Military Detective to pursue a fugit ...

  • L'auteur : Roger Guest
  • Editeur: Primedia E-launch LLC
  • ISBN: 1943091358
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: N.A
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: “The Spoils of War and The Achilles Heel are part of a 4-book set in which a financial crime stimulates a veteran US Military Detective to pursue a fugitive in circumstances which result in involvement in matters of Security and Special Ops. The story is topical and contemporary. Roger Guest writes scenarios which sadly are becoming more and more frequent, and touches on social aspects such as the treatment of veterans, illegal arms trading, theft, kidnap and human trafficking, in the fight against extremism". Disclaimer…. Great care has been taken to ensure the following: a) The books are entirely fiction, including all characters therein. b) That all technical aspects described are in the public domain or are a figment of the author’s imagination. c) That a balanced view of ethnic considerations is taken, expressing the concerns of ethnic groups regarding the un-acceptable, criminal and violent activities by extremists and terrorists.


The Achilles Heel Reader (Routledge Revivals)

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First published in 1991, The Achilles Heel Reader brings together key articles from Achilles Heel, the path-breaking and influential magazine of men's sexu ...

  • L'auteur : Victor Seidler
  • Editeur: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136921907
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Nombre de pages: 234
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: First published in 1991, The Achilles Heel Reader brings together key articles from Achilles Heel, the path-breaking and influential magazine of men's sexual politics. It also includes an important introduction by the editor, setting the magazine in its intellectual and historical context. Achilles Heel, first published in 1978, was a magazine which explored positive conceptions of masculinity and the ways in which men can change in response to the challenge of feminism. It sought to persuade men to take responsibility for the power they share as men in relation to women - and to use this responsibility both in their personal relationships and in challenging the political and social institutions and practices that embody such power. This selection covers crucial issues in men's lives - work, sexuality, children, relationships, family, class, sharing the experience of different masculinities - and brilliantly catches the tensions and anxieties of men trying to cope with the interplay between their sexuality and their political commitments. By bringing the personal and the political together The Achilles Heel Reader reconsiders basic questions of socialist theory and practice. It will be of great value to students of sociology, women's studies, politics and cultural studies, as well as those interested in feminism as part of a process of reworking socialism.


The Achilles Heel of God

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The books purpose is to offer you some thoughts to consider that God is truthful, faithful, and he does indeed have a divine purpose for your life. If you ...

  • L'auteur : Johnny Mays
  • Editeur: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1462834213
  • Genre: Religion
  • Nombre de pages: 174
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The books purpose is to offer you some thoughts to consider that God is truthful, faithful, and he does indeed have a divine purpose for your life. If you are already, a believer maybe, it will be able to confirm your faith to a greater measure. As the apostle Paul paints his picture concerning the reality of God, this book will help you paint a picture for your life.


GET MORE LAUGHS FROM YOUR LAUGHS

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"Get More Laughs From Your Laughs is worth more than all of the 30 other comedy books in my library. Great innovations, all very usable and adaptable!"-Bar ...

  • L'auteur : Robert W Klamm
  • Editeur: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 059581770X
  • Genre: Reference
  • Nombre de pages: 70
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: "Get More Laughs From Your Laughs is worth more than all of the 30 other comedy books in my library. Great innovations, all very usable and adaptable!"-Barron Stringfellow "Your little book contains more practical information than the excellent books I already have by Eastman and Vorhaus. Thanks!"-Bill Ligon "I was a basket case when it came to doing comedy, until I discovered these techniques and put them together in Get More Laughs From Your Laughs."-R W Klamm World-famous comedy magician, Aldo Columbini says: "Every topic has been analyzed and explained. You'll find comedy contradiction, exaggeration, rules of physical action, punch-line sentence structure, dual reality, innocence and believability, timing and the pause, how to build your own comedy characterization, plus comic devices with funny examples. You'll have fun with the game-like exercises included with each chapter." Whether you become a comic star or not, humor can help you light the darkest corners of your life, heal the spirit, makes friends of enemies, and clear out the cobwebs that clutter. Get More Laughs From Your Laughs is fun to read, fun to use. You'll keep it as a reference manual. It is a gem that even professionals will treasure.


Theory and Methods in Social Research

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This new edition provides a scholarly and readable introduction to all the key qualitative and quantitative research methodologies and methods, enabling po ...

  • L'auteur : Bridget Somekh,Cathy Lewin
  • Editeur: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446209997
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Nombre de pages: 368
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This new edition provides a scholarly and readable introduction to all the key qualitative and quantitative research methodologies and methods, enabling postgraduate and masters-level students and new researchers to reflect on which ones suit their needs and to receive guidance on how to find out more. With chapters written by experienced research practitioners, this second edition has been extensively expanded and updated. There are seven completely new chapters, as well as: - new material on literature reviews - a new introduction to quantitative methods - an expanded glossary - Weblinks with free access to a wide range of peer-reviewed journal articles - an annotated bibliography with conversational notes from authors in each chapter. This book will act as your 'expert friend' throughout your research project, providing advice, explaining key concepts and the implications for your research design, and illustrating these with examples of real research studies.