A Beginner's Guide

Author: Charles Jones

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780743041

Category: Political Science

Page: 204

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Today, more than ever, we are buffeted by forces that originate from beyond our shores. Whether it’s war, economics, politics, or law, we live in a global world influenced by a complex landscape of international transactions. Esteemed academic Charles Jones ably provides the building blocks to understand the history of these interactions, outlining all the key actors — from the United States and China to the IMF and Google — and the competing theories that attempt to explain them. Arguing that the strength of international relations lies in its contradictions — it’s not a single discipline but a fascinating mess of history, politics, economics, sociology, law, anthropology, and cultural studies — this guide provides a lively discussion of the limitations of the field, as well as an explanation of why it is so essential. Covering globalization, conflict, history, and theory, this is the perfect primer for students of international relations, workers in an international context, and citizens across the globe.
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A Beginner's Guide

Author: Alastair Rae

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780740476

Category: Science

Page: 240

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From quarks to computing, this fascinating introduction covers every element of the quantum world in clear and accessible language. Drawing on a wealth of expertise to explain just what a fascinating field quantum physics is, Rae points out that it is not simply a maze of technical jargon and philosophical ideas, but a reality which affects our daily lives.
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Author: Anthony Kenny

Publisher: Hill & Wang

ISBN: 9780809014071

Category: Philosophy, Medieval

Page: 86

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Author: Mike Lambert

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446289559

Category: Education

Page: 248

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'Mike Lambert's book is a useful source of information, helping to create and shape your research methods project. The book contains detailed chapters with easy to follow guidelines, tips and suggestions ensuring help at every step of the way from start to finish' Alexander Miesen, student, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences In this basic guide, step-by-step advice is presented in a clear way and chapters take the reader through the entire process, from planning and doing research, to writing it up. Each stage is covered, with detailed help on choosing a topic, drawing up research questions, doing the literature review, choosing and designing research methods, the ethics of doing research, analyzing data, and collating and presenting findings. Features in the text include: - explanations of key research terms - activities (with answers) - progress sheets - case studies Online resources to accompany the book are available at http://www.methodspace.com/groups/MikeLambertABeginnersGuide/ This is an ideal text for undergraduate students undertaking their first ever research project, postgraduates pursuing Masters awards and teachers carrying out action research.
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Old Irish for Beginners

Author: David Stifter

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815630722

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 391

View: 2842

David Stifter's Sengoidelc (SHAN-goy-thelg) provides a comprehensive introduction to Old Irish grammar and metrics. As an introductory text to the Irish language spoken around the eighteenth century C.E., this essential volume, covering all aspects of the grammar in a clear and intuitive format, is ideally suited for use as a course book or as a guide for the independent learner. This handbook also will be an essential reference work for students of Indo-European philology and historical linguistics. Stifter leads the novice through the idiosyncracies of the language, such as initial mutations and the double inflection of verbs. Filled with translation exercises based on selections from Old Irish texts, the book provides a practical introduction to the language and its rich history. Sengoidelc opens the door to the world of Old Irish literature, famous not only for the Tain Bo Cuailnge (The Cattle Raid of Cuailnge) and its lyrical nature poetry but also as a major source for the political and legal history of Ireland. Stifter's book is an ideal tool for both the self-taught individual and the classroom environment. It will be of interest to beginning students of Old and Middle Irish, to scholars of Irish history, Celtic culture, and comparative linguistics, and to readers of Irish literature.
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How to Speak and Write It

Author: Joseph Rosenberg

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486117626

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 400

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Filled with dialogues, grammar and idiom studies, and practical exercises, this is probably the most delightful, useful, and comprehensive elementary book available for learning spoken and written German. 330 illustrations.
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Author: Brian J. Sorrells

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811731331

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 106

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Author Brian J. Sorrells shares his time-tested training program for developing shooting skill and provides guidance on all aspects of traditional archery, from choosing arrow shafts to entering your first tournament.
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A Beginner's Guide

Author: Norrie MacQueen

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780741804

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

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Since its inception in 1945, the United Nations has had a powerful but controversial influence on global politics. In this informative guide, Norrie MacQueen provides a clear and comprehensive introduction to its institutions, remit, personalities, and role in the modern world. Defending it from common criticisms of bureaucratic paralysis and bias towards the developed world, MacQueen argues that its limitations are due to the complex web of national interests that it seeks to reconcile.
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Author: Vaclav Smil

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1786072874

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

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Packed with fascinating facts and insight, this book will fuel dinner party debate, and provide readers with the science and politics behind the world’s most controversial resource. Without oil, there would be no globalisation, no plastic, little transport, and a global political landscape that few would recognise. It is the lifeblood of the modern world, and humanity’s dependence upon it looks set to continue for decades to come. In this captivating book, the author of the acclaimed Energy: A Beginner’s Guide, Vaclav Smil, explains all matters related to the ‘black stuff’, from its discovery in the earth, right through to the political maelstrom that surrounds it today.
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A Beginners Guide

Author: Ruth Kinna

Publisher: Oneworld Publications Limited

ISBN: 9781851683703

Category: Political Science

Page: 180

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What do anarchists stand for? In this clear and penetrating study, Ruth Kinna goes directly to the heart of this controversial ideology, explaining the influences that have shaped anarchism and the different tactics and strategies that have been used by anarchists throughout history to achieve their ends. Drawing on sources from the classic accounts of Proudhon and Bakunin to the work of modern anarchist thinkers, Kinna covers themes both historical and acutely contemporary, including: Could anarchy ever really be a viable alternative to the state? Can anarchist ideals ever be consistent with the justification of violence? How has anarchism influenced the anti-globalization movement?
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The Beginner's Guide to Collecting Safe and Delicious Mushrooms

Author: Alexander Schwab

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781602391604

Category: Nature

Page: 128

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Eight rules of mushroom gathering, color photographs, identification checklist, recipes, advice on handling, and more.
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Author: Paul Dunay,Richard Krueger,Joel Elad

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470948934

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 1854

Profitable ideas and techniques for advertising on Facebook Tap into the explosive growth of social media and reach your customers with effective Facebook advertising campaigns and savvy insights into how to use this social media phenomenon effectively. It’s all here and more in this detailed, easy-to-follow guide from two award-winning marketers. You'll learn what makes a good Facebook ad, how to apply the latest strategies and tactics for effective pay-per-click and cost-per-impression advertising, how to test your ad results, and much more. Explores Facebook advertising inside and out; there are now more than 400 million active Facebook users and over 1.6 million active Pages on Facebook Works as an all-around, hands-on guide for both experienced and new Facebook advertisers Walks you through planning and creating an advertising campaign Explains writing effective ad copy, how to use landing pages, and how to test and optimize your ads Shows you how to use Facebook Insights to understand your results and how to create reports that analyze data Put your company's best face forward with the sound advertising tips and techniques in Facebook Advertising For Dummies.
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Author: John Pollock

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071809384

Category: Computers

Page: 528

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Fully updated for the latest JavaScript standard and featuring a new chapter on HTML5 and jQuery JavaScript: A Beginner's Guide shows how to create dynamic Web pages complete with special effects using today's leading Web development language. With the growth of HTML 5, JavaScript is expected to grow even more to script the canvas element, add drag and drop functionality, and more. This fast-paced tutorial provides step-by-step coverage of the fundamentals, including variables, functions, operators, event handlers, objects, arrays, strings, and forms. The book then moves to more advanced techniques, including debugging, accessibility, and security. This pedagogically rich, hands-on guide explains how JavaScript works with HTML 5 and covers the new features available in JavaScript. Key Skills & Concepts--Chapter-opening lists of specific skills covered in the chapter Ask the Expert--Q & A sections filled with bonus information and helpful tips Try This--Hands-on exercises that show you how to apply your skills Notes--Extra information related to the topic being covered Tips--Helpful reminders or alternate ways of doing things Self-Tests--End-of-chapter reviews to test your knowledge Annotated syntax--Example code with commentary that describes the programming techniques being illustrated Code downloads provided for projects in the book
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Author: Mark Hayes,Andrew Youderian

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1483401812

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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The Ultimate Guide to Dropshipping is a complete guide on how to create and run a successful dropshipping business. "This is by far the best book on dropshipping available. You will will learn everything you need to know about finding a product, setting up an online store and growing your business." (Sean Work, Director of Marketing, KISSmetrics) "Andrew and Mark have written a comprehensive, no-BS guide to dropshipping. Essential reading for anyone considering this type of retail." (Chandra Clark, Founder & President, Scribendi) "These guys distill everything you need to know about dropshipping. It's a must read if you want practical advice and a clear blueprint to help you grow your business." (Valerie Khoo, National Director, Australian Writers' Centre) "Holy jeez - I wish these guys had written this 7 years ago.... I can say that the advice in this book is spot on."
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A Beginner's Guide

Author: Matthew Schroeder,Dan Smith,Rachel Stohl

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780741790

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

View: 4782

This enlightening guide reveals the disturbing reality within the murky underworld of international arms trading.
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A Beginner's Guide

Author: David Collins

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780745796

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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The World Trade Organization is one of the most important yet least understood organizations in the world. As a lynchpin of globalization, the WTO allows us to enjoy products and services from around the world, but it also lays bare the frailty of many industries, in some cases leading to unemployment and even threatening social cohesion. In this beginner’s guide, Dr. David Collins explores the goals of the WTO and how these have created difficulties for its member countries as they adapt to the pressures of globalization. With high-profile case studies straight from the headlines and textboxes that clearly outline complex issues such as regional trade agreements and currency manipulation, this engaging and highly-informative book explains what the WTO does and how it fits into the world we know. Anti-globalizationists say it should expand its mandate to cover social issues that matter to real people but, as Collins shows, to pursue these goals would likely involve taking steps back from liberalizing international trade — the primary objective of the WTO and why the organization was created in the first place.
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A Beginner's Guide

Author: Philip Robins

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780740611

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

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Stuffed with historical background, real-life examples, profiles of key figures from Nasser to Gadaffi, and popular jokes from the region, The Middle East: A Beginner’s Guide is easy-to-read and full of insight. Philip Robins is University Lecturer in Middle East Politics at Oxford University. He is the author of A History of Jordan and has previously worked as a journalist for the BBC.
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Author: Caroline Watt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351912828

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 526

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Many people believe that they have experienced paranormal phenomena and others claim to possess psychic abilities. For the past hundred years or so, researchers have undertaken systematic and scientific work into these alleged experiences and abilities. This collection of articles provides readers with a general sense of the methods used in this research, the findings that have been obtained and the controversies generated by this work. They cover a wide range of issues, including the psychology of paranormal belief, investigations into ghosts and hauntings, laboratory research into extra-sensory perception and psychokinesis, and controlled tests of psychics and mediums. An introductory essay sets each of the selected papers in context and provides additional references for those wishing to delve deeper into the issues surrounding each of the areas covered.
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A Beginner's Guide

Author: Malcolm Dando

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780741332

Category: Science

Page: 256

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In this essential guide to the past, present and future of bio-warfare, international security expert Malcolm Dando draws a wealth of experience and research to uncover the truth about the alarming failure of international community to place effective curbs on the use of this deadly weapon.
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