Author: Frank Scoblete
Publisher: Bonus Books, Inc.
The most elegant game in the casino can also be one of the most deadly for unwary and unwise players. Baccarat and mini-baccarat have some of the lowest house edges of any casino games. Yet one is player-friendly and one is player-deadly. Find out which is which and why. For the first time ever, Frank shows players how to 'push the house' to reduce the casino's commission on the Bank bet from five percent to four percent. Frank shows how manipulating the pace of the game can bring more comps for less risk. He also explains and analyses many of the most famous betting systems and shows why they leave much to be desired. Then he shows how to utilise his special variations of these systems to reduce the player's exposure to the house edge.
Life, Death, and Sensation in Political Economy and the Victorian Novel
Author: Catherine Gallagher
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
The Body Economic revises the intellectual history of nineteenth-century Britain by demonstrating that political economists and the writers who often presented themselves as their literary antagonists actually held most of their basic social assumptions in common. Catherine Gallagher demonstrates that political economists and their Romantic and early-Victorian critics jointly relocated the idea of value from the realm of transcendent spirituality to that of organic "life," making human sensations--especially pleasure and pain--the sources and signs of that value. Classical political economy, this book shows, was not a mechanical ideology but a form of nineteenth-century organicism, which put the body and its feelings at the center of its theories, and neoclassical economics built itself even more self-consciously on physiological premises. The Body Economic explains how these shared views of life, death, and sensation helped shape and were modified by the two most important Victorian novelists: Charles Dickens and George Eliot. It reveals how political economists interacted crucially with the life sciences of the nineteenth century--especially with psychophysiology and anthropology--producing the intellectual world that nurtured not only George Eliot's realism but also turn-of-the-century literary modernism.
Author: Christopher Lascelles
Publisher: Crux Publishing Ltd
'A clearly written, remarkably comprehensive guide to the greatest story on Earth - man's journey from the earliest times to the modern day. Highly recommended.' -Dan Jones, author of The Plantagenets: The Kings Who Made England There is an increasing realisation that our knowledge of world history – and how it all fits together – is far from perfect. A Short History of the World aims to fill the big gaps in our historical knowledge with a book that is easy to read and assumes little prior knowledge of past events. The book does not aim to come up with groundbreaking new theories on why things occurred, but rather gives a broad overview of the generally accepted version of events so that non-historians will feel less ignorant when discussing the past. While the book covers world history from the Big Bang to the present day, it principally covers key people, events and empires since the dawn of the first civilisations in around 3500 BC. To help readers put events, places and empires into context, the book includes 36 specially commissioned maps to accompany the text. The result is a book that is reassuringly epic in scope but refreshingly short in length. An excellent place to start to bring your historical knowledge up to scratch!
Principles and Concepts
Author: Nicholas T Lappas,Courtney M Lappas
Publisher: Academic Press
Forensic Toxicology: Principles and Concepts takes the reader back to the origins of forensic toxicology providing an overview of the largely unchanging principles of the discipline. The text focuses on the major tenets in forensic toxicology, including an introduction to the discipline, fundamentals of forensic toxicology analysis, types of interpretations based on analytical forensic toxicology results, and reporting from the laboratory to the courtroom. Forensic Toxicology also contains appendices covering the principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, immunology and immunological assays, toxicogenomics, and case studies. Significant emphasis on the fundamental principles and concepts of forensic toxicology Provides students with an introduction to the core tenets of the discipline, focusing on the concepts, strategies, and methodologies utilized by professionals in the field Coauthored by a forensic toxicologist with over 40 years of experience as a professor who has taught graduate courses in forensic and analytical toxicology and who has served as a consultant and expert witness in civil and criminal cases The book's companion website, http://textbooks.elsevier.com/web/Manuals.aspx?isbn=9780127999678 features exclusive web-based content
Author: Lyle Stuart
Publisher: Lyle Stuart
Baccarat is one of the easiest casino games with the most favourable player odds. Lyle Stuart is renowned as one of the foremost authorities on baccarat and gambling. Put the two together in a book and you've found a real winning combination-literally. This revised edition includes an insider's guide to casino anecdotes, as well as helpful tips and tricks to guarantee big results. This is a fully revised and updated edition of the original, published by Barricade.
Author: Carl Sampson
Publisher: D&B Publishing
GAMBLING. Roulette can be beaten and this will show you how. This book relates the tales of daring and imaginative roulette players who have taken the casino industry for vast sums of money down the years. Of course, if you are playing on a perfect roulette table and the dealers are conducting the game faultlessly then you cannot win. However, in the real world this is rarely the case. The game has numerous weaknesses and these have been mercilessly exposed and then exploited - not only by people on the inside but by everyday punters.In "Warriors of the Wheel", you will read about the man who took the casinos for an estimated $50 million and many others just like him. The systems used by people to beat roulette are techniques that the gaming industry would rather you didn't know about. Much of the material in "Killer Roulette" has been kept under wraps over the years but there is also material here which will come as a shock even to hardened casino operatives.
Author: Anatoly Liberman,Ari Hoptman,Nathan E. Carlson
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Distinguished linguistics scholar Anatoly Liberman set out the frame for this volume in An Analytic Dictionary of English Etymology. Here, Liberman's landmark scholarship lay the groundwork for his forthcoming multivolume analytic dictionary of the English language. A Bibliography of English Etymology is a broadly conceptualized reference tool that provides source materials for etymological research. For each word's etymology, there is a bibliographic entry that lists the word origin's primary sources, specifically, where it was first found in use. Featuring the history of more than 13,000 English words, their cognates, and their foreign antonyms, this is a full-fledged compendium of resources indispensable to any scholar of word origins.
Studies at the Interface of Literature and Economics
Author: Mark Osteen,Martha Woodmansee
Category: Business & Economics
This collection brings together twenty-seven essays by influential literary and cultural historians, as well as representatives of the vanguard of postmodernist economics. Contributors include: Jean-Joseph Goux, Marc Shell. This is a pathbreaking work which develops a new form of economic analysis. It will appeal to economists and literary theorists with an interest beyond the narrower confines of their subject.
World War I Propaganda on the Home Front
Author: Celia M. Kingsbury
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
For Home and Country examines the propaganda that targeted noncombatants on the home front in the United States and Europe during World War I. Cookbooks, popular magazines, romance novels, and government food agencies targeted women in their homes, especially their kitchens, pressuring them to change their domestic habits. Children were also taught to fear the enemy and support the war through propaganda in the form of toys, games, and books. And when women and children were not the recipients of propaganda, they were often used in propaganda to target men. By examining a diverse collection of literary texts, songs, posters, and toys, Celia Malone Kingsbury reveals how these pervasive materials were used to fight the war's cultural battle.
Author: Reshma Saujani
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
The founder of Girls Who Code, a nonprofit that prepares underserved girls for careers in science and technology, charts the paths of accomplished women and encourages all women to take risks, embrace failure, compete and build support through a 21st-century sisterhood. 30,000 first printing.
Religion as a Natural Phenomenon
Author: Daniel C. Dennett
For all the thousands of books that have been written about religion, few until this one have attempted to examine it scientifically: to ask why—and how—it has shaped so many lives so strongly. Is religion a product of blind evolutionary instinct or rational choice? Is it truly the best way to live a moral life? Ranging through biology, history, and psychology, Daniel C. Dennett charts religion’s evolution from “wild” folk belief to “domesticated” dogma. Not an antireligious screed but an unblinking look beneath the veil of orthodoxy, Breaking the Spell will be read and debated by believers and skeptics alike.
Author: Eric J. Thomas,John Rock
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Endometriosis provides a unique clinical and scientific challenge. It is being diagnosed with increasing frequency and yet we are unsure of the significance of this in many patients. Its appearance varies from a tiny focus of disease to a potently destructive phenomenon. Weare still unsure of the relative value of medical or surgical treatment. The pathogenesis and control of the cellular function of the disease proVide many scientific problems. The presence of a comparative normal epithelium, namely endometrium, provides a unique research opportunity. It is probable that only through basic science research will we be able to solve the clinical dilemmas that endometriosis presents. We felt that it was important to create a book that explored the important scientific and clinical problems. We therefore invited acknowledged experts from both Europe and the United States of America to review their fields. The purpose of these reviews is not only to provide a resource for clinicians and scientists but also to stimulate thought and new ideas for research and treatment. To fulfil that aim we have asked that the authors be more speculative than normal for a volume such as this. We thank them for responding to their task so well and hope that you will feel as stimulated by their efforts as we have been.
How Twelve Supreme Court Cases Radically Expanded Government and Eroded Freedom
Author: Robert A. Levy,William Mellor
Publisher: Cato Institute
Alexander Hamilton wrote that “the judiciary, from the nature of its functions, will always be the least dangerous to the political rights of the Constitution.” If only that were true. The Founding Fathers wanted the judicial branch to serve as a check on the power of the legislative and executive, and gave the Supreme Court the responsibility of interpreting the Constitution in a way that would safeguard individual freedoms. In some cases, like Brown V. Board of Education and United States V. Lopez, the Court fulfilled its role, protecting us from racial discrimination and the heavy hand of the federal government. But sadly, the Supreme Court has also handed down many destructive decisions on cases you probably never learned about in school. In The Dirty Dozen, two distinguished legal scholars shed light on the twelve worst cases, which allowed government to interfere in your private contractual agreements; curtail your rights to criticize or support political candidates; arrest and imprison you indefinitely, without filing charges; and seize your private property, without compensation, when someone uses the property for criminal activity—even if you don’t know about it! This is not a book just for lawyers. It’s for all Americans who want to understand how the Supreme Court can affect our right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. This paperback edition includes a new preface, “Guns, Bailouts, and Empathetic Judges,” which highlights new and critical issues that have arisen since the book’s initial edition was published in 2008.
The Unholy Alliance Between The Vatican, The CIA, and The Mafia
Author: Paul L. Williams
Publisher: Prometheus Books
This disturbing exposé describes a secret alliance forged at the close of World War II by the CIA, the Sicilian and US mafias, and the Vatican to thwart the possibility of a Communist invasion of Europe. Journalist Paul L. Williams presents evidence suggesting the existence of “stay-behind” units in many European countries consisting of five thousand to fifteen thousand military operatives. According to the author’s research, the initial funding for these guerilla armies came from the sale of large stocks of SS morphine that had been smuggled out of Germany and Italy and of bogus British bank notes that had been produced in concentration camps by skilled counterfeiters. As the Cold War intensified, the units were used not only to ward off possible invaders, but also to thwart the rise of left-wing movements in South America and NATO-based countries by terror attacks. Williams argues that Operation Gladio soon gave rise to the toppling of governments, wholesale genocide, the formation of death squads, financial scandals on a grand scale, the creation of the mujahideen, an international narcotics network, and, most recently, the ascendancy of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, a Jesuit cleric with strong ties to Operation Condor (an outgrowth of Gladio in Argentina) as Pope Francis I. Sure to be controversial, Operation Gladio connects the dots in ways the mainstream media often overlooks.
Author: Michael Newton
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
"Chronological entries represent many facets of the criminal underground, including the birth of major players in crime and law enforcement officials, the discovery or invention of drugs and weapons, the creation of law enforcement agencies, and the passage of statutes relevant to the control of criminal activity, and encompasses all nations, races, religions and political philosophies"--Provided by publisher.