The Oklahoma Bookstore Book

Author: Carole Marsh

Publisher: Carole Marsh Books

ISBN: 0793329647


Page: N.A

View: 1532

Civil law

A digest of English civil law

Author: Edward Jenks,William Geldart,Sir William Searle Holdsworth,Robert Warden Lee,Sir John Charles Miles

Publisher: N.A


Category: Civil law

Page: 1433

View: 3633

Political Science

New State, Modern Statesman

Hashim Thaçi – A Biography

Author: Roger Boyes,Suzy Jagger

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

ISBN: 1785903306

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 7266

In a period when Western military engagement has unleashed violent sectarianism global terrorism, and become a catalyst for the biggest exodus of migrants since the Second World War, the 1999 Nato intervention in Kosovo remains a unique and shining example of a process that led to a peaceful transition from vicious ethnic war to modern democracy. Less than twenty years ago, a young ethnic Albanian student leader called Hashim Thaçi, led a revolution against Slobodan Milosevic, the Serbian tyrant with the biggest military force in Europe, and convinced the West to bomb Belgrade out of Kosovo. The aerial bombardment beckoned a period of unrivalled peace in the Balkans which Western leaders who sought to subsequently overturn other tyrannies in foreign lands would view with envy as a rare successful model. Nato intervention in Kosovo, led by Tony Blair and Bill Clinton, resulted in democracy and the rule of law. By contrast, however, attempts by George W. Bush to effect regime change in Iraq and Afghanistan, and by America, Britain and France to do the same in Libya, have left lethal power vacuums filled by Islamist insurgents, and brought about the downfall of Western leaders themselves. This book is the story of the rare success of Western military intervention and the first biography of the new President of Kosovo, the youngest country in Europe.
Technology & Engineering

Wetland Landscape Characterization

Practical Tools, Methods, and Approaches for Landscape Ecology, Second Edition

Author: Ricardo D. Lopez,John G. Lyon,Lynn K. Lyon,Debra K. Lopez

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466504323

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 308

View: 9804

Wetlands are, by their very nature, ephemeral and transitional, which makes them challenging to characterize. Yet the need for characterizing wetlands continues to grow, particularly as we develop a better understanding of the wealth of ecosystem services that they provide. Wetland Landscape Characterization: Practical Tools, Methods, and Approaches for Landscape Ecology, Second Edition shows how wetland characterization tools, methods, and approaches can be integrated to more effectively address twenty-first-century wetland issues. A Practical Toolbox for Integrated Wetland Landscape Characterization The book explains how to locate, identify, and map the extent of wetlands to learn more about their importance to society and the larger landscape. It examines jurisdictional, regulatory, and practical applications from the scientific, engineering, and lay perspectives. Fully updated, the second edition reflects an emerging infrastructural, ecosystem goods-and-services perspective to better assist readers who may encounter these concepts and challenges as they assess and characterize wetlands. Examples and case studies illustrate a variety of situations and solutions, highlighting the use of current techniques to assess, inventory, and monitor natural resources under changing conditions. These examples offer lessons and ideas for the issues encountered every day by wetland landscape ecology practitioners. The book also refers readers to additional resources to help them solve specific challenges. New in This Edition Updates of practical geospatial methods More project-driven examples A description of the pitfalls of using ecological data at landscape scales, along with solutions Alternative techniques for a variety of practitioners Linkages between field and landscape ecological practices Online resources for practitioners New illustrations This book helps readers develop the concepts, skills, and understanding of how to best achieve project goals in the rapidly changing disciplines of landscape science and wetland ecology and management. A valuable resource, it provides practical tools, methods, and approaches for conceptualizing, designing, and implementing broad-scale wetland projects that take into account critical societal linkages.

A Short Course in Ordinary Differential Equations

Author: Qingkai Kong

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319112392

Category: Mathematics

Page: 267

View: 5700

This text is a rigorous treatment of the basic qualitative theory of ordinary differential equations, at the beginning graduate level. Designed as a flexible one-semester course but offering enough material for two semesters, A Short Course covers core topics such as initial value problems, linear differential equations, Lyapunov stability, dynamical systems and the Poincaré—Bendixson theorem, and bifurcation theory, and second-order topics including oscillation theory, boundary value problems, and Sturm—Liouville problems. The presentation is clear and easy-to-understand, with figures and copious examples illustrating the meaning of and motivation behind definitions, hypotheses, and general theorems. A thoughtfully conceived selection of exercises together with answers and hints reinforce the reader's understanding of the material. Prerequisites are limited to advanced calculus and the elementary theory of differential equations and linear algebra, making the text suitable for senior undergraduates as well.

Concise History of Islam

Author: Muzaffar Husain Syed,Syed Saud Akhtar,B D Usmani

Publisher: Vij Books India Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 938257347X

Category: Religion

Page: 608

View: 6313

In World History, History of Islam is a glorious chapter. In fact, Muslim History involves the history of the Islamic faith as a religion and as a social institution. Through various periods, Islam made many a long stride and its influence spread far-off over the globe. Apart from religion, Muslims made considerable contribution in areas, like philosophy, literature, arts, law, economy, science, medicine and commerce etc. At the academic level, Muslim philosophers, educationists and experts of Islamic law have made great contributions. The evolution of Islam has impacted the political, economic and military history of an enormous geographical region. A century after the demise of Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) the, Islamic empire extended from the Atlantic Ocean in the west to Central Asia in the east. Islamic civilization gave rise to many centers of culture and science and produced notable philosophers, scientists, astronomers, mathematicians, doctors and nurses, during the Golden Age of Islam. In today's world, Islam is one of the major religions and perhaps there is hardly any corner of the world, where Muslims are not found. History of Islam is a vast subject. Here it is in a concise form. This modest work, a comprehensive book in one cover, is an effort in the direction of recording the history of Islam in nutshell, authentically. This excellent book is an asset for all scholars and academics in all spheres of learning.

Acid-Base Diagrams

Author: Heike Kahlert,Fritz Scholz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642379028

Category: Science

Page: 136

View: 832

Understanding acid-base equilibria made easy for students in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, environmental and earth sciences. Solving chemical problems, be it in education or in real life, often requires the understanding of the acid-base equilibria behind them. Based on many years of teaching experience, Heike Kahlert and Fritz Scholz present a powerful tool to meet such challenges. They provide a simple guide to the fundamentals and applications of acid-base diagrams, avoiding complex mathematics. This textbook is richly illustrated and has full color throughout. It offers learning features such as boxed results and a collection of formulae.

Catalog of Chevelle, Malibu & El Camino ID Numbers, 1964-87

Author: Car & Parts Magazine,Cars and Parts Magazine Staff

Publisher: Cars & Parts Pub

ISBN: 9781880524060

Category: Transportation

Page: 219

View: 426

Exterior paint and interior trim samples, VINs, body plates, Protect-O-Plates, engine codes, transmission codes and casting numbers for blocks, heads, intake and exhaust manifolds. This volume goes the extra mile toward originality specifications with a special 48-page color section highlighting the cars. "Crammed with vital data." Old Cars Weekly. Sftbd., 8" x 10 3/4", 250 pgs., 101 b&w ill., 40 color pages.

Active Calculus

Author: Matthew Boelkins,David Austin,Steven Schlicker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781944325008


Page: 550

View: 7048

Active Calculus is different from most existing texts in at least the following ways: The style of the text requires students to be active learners; there are very few worked examples in the text, with there instead being 3 or 4 activities per section that engage students in connecting ideas, solving problems, and developing understanding of key calculus ideas. Each section begins with motivating questions, a brief introduction, and a preview activity, all of which are designed to be read and completed prior to class. The exercises are few in number and challenging in nature. The book is open source and can be used as a primary or supplemental text.
Performing Arts

Acting on the Script

Author: Bruce Miller

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1495002047

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 9379

(Applause Books). Mastery of craft depends on repetition: the more opportunities student actors have to be guided through analyzing scripts, the more likely they are to develop a reliable process for making choices when the time comes to work independently. That's why Acting on the Script contains eight short plays, which can be used independently or as parts of one full-length play, giving aspiring actors the practice they need to tell the story of the play and of their characters clearly, believably, and compellingly. With each new scene, readers are given the opportunity to think through the analysis and synthesis process independently, then they are guided clearly through that process. The first section reintroduces the basic elements of acting craft. The book then lays out how these elements relate to a script in general and then more specifically by using a short play to illustrate the basic principles. The second section focuses on specific analysis and synthesis problems using original scenes especially composed to help students develop their analysis and choice-making skills and to address individual acting issues. The plays, already tested in classes and two productions (one professional and one college), are filled with the kinds of acting problems that beginning actors often have trouble with and need to learn to solve. In addition, specific problems that actors might have with certain types of material are addressed as well.

African Americans in the Colonial Era

From African Origins Through the American Revolution

Author: Donald R. Wright

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119133874

Category: History

Page: 312

View: 1796

African Americans in the Colonial Era -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1 Atlantic Origins -- Atlantic Africa -- The Atlantic Trade -- The Slaving Voyage -- 2 Development of Slavery in Mainland North America -- The Chesapeake -- The Low Country -- The Lower Mississippi -- New England and the Middle Colonies -- Slavery and Racial Prejudice -- 3 African-American Culture -- Africans in America -- Demography, Community, and Culture -- The Daily Toil -- Family -- Religion -- Folk Culture -- Whites and Blacks, Men and Women, Humanity and Inhumanity -- Resistance, Escape, Rebellion, and Suicide -- 4 The Revolutionary Era -- Slavery and Ideology -- Freedom for Some -- Changing African-American Society -- The Foundations of Caste -- Securing the Blessings of Liberty -- Epilogue -- Bibliographical Essay -- Abbreviations -- Atlantic Origins -- Development of Slavery in Mainland North America -- African-American Culture -- African Americans in the Revolutionary Era -- Index -- EULA
Language Arts & Disciplines

A Theory of

Literate Action

Author: Charles Bazerman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781602354784

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 226

View: 2031

PERSPECTIVES ON WRITING Series Editor, Susan H. McLeod "LITERATE ACTION, in its two volumes, makes an indispensable contribution to writing studies. Undertaken by one of the most learned and visionary scholars in the field, this work has a comprehensive and culminating quality to it, tracking major lines of insight into writing as a human practice and articulating the author's intellectual progress as a theorist and researcher across a career. ABOUT VOLUME 2: "A THEORY OF LITERATE ACTION makes a significant contribution to the field and enriches and deepens our perspectives on writing by drawing together such varied and wide-ranging approaches from social theory and the social sciences-from psychology, to phenomenology, to pragmatics-and demonstrating their relevance to writing studies. While much has been made of the 'social turn' in the field of Rhetoric and Composition, the impact of social theory and social sciences on rhetorical theory and literacy studies has not been as fully explored-nor have these approaches been gathered together in one comprehensive text, to my knowledge." - MARY JO REIFF "I have followed Charles Bazerman's thinking closely over the years, but seeing it all together allowed me to see what I had not seen in it: how cognitive psychology (even neurobiology) intersects with social psychology and then sociology; how attentional processes and motive/emotion relate to genre; the historical insights; all up and down, macro micro meso. This work leads in so many productive directions. I've taken pages of notes." - DAVID R. RUSSELL CHARLES BAZERMAN, Professor of Education at the University of California, Santa Barbara, is the author of numerous research articles and books on the social role of writing, academic genres, and textual analysis, as well as textbooks on the teaching of writing.

Inside the Literacy Hour

Learning from Classroom Experience

Author: Ros Fisher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134518730

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 997

The National Literacy Strategy is at the heart of the government drive to raise the standards in literacy in schools. Based on a research project conducted in classrooms during the first year of the National Literacy Strategy (NLS), this book provides a practical analysis of the ways in which successful teachers have implemented the Literacy Hour. Taking a reflective approach, it chronicles how teachers have changed their attitudes and practice over the first year, and questions why these changes have occurred. With various descriptions of teachers' practice and examples of children's writing throughout, this is an in-depth, yet down-to-earth reflective analysis of effective literacy teaching. Ros Fisher looks in detail at issues such as; improving the teaching of literacy; researching classroom practice; children's learning in the Literacy Hour; changing practice at Key Stage One and Two and mixed age classes and literacy for four-year-olds.

A Modern Introduction to Probability and Statistics

Understanding Why and How

Author: F.M. Dekking,C. Kraaikamp,H.P. Lopuhaä,L.E. Meester

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1846281687

Category: Mathematics

Page: 488

View: 5129

Suitable for self study Use real examples and real data sets that will be familiar to the audience Introduction to the bootstrap is included – this is a modern method missing in many other books

The Working Class Foodies Cookbook

100 Delicious Seasonal and Organic Recipes for Under $8 Per Person

Author: Rebecca Lando

Publisher: Gotham

ISBN: 1592407536

Category: Cooking

Page: 272

View: 1447

Features inexpensive organic recipes that demonstrate how eating seasonal, local foods can be achieved on a working class budget, and offers advice on stocking a pantry and making basic sauces and condiments from scratch.

The Sheen on the Silk

A Novel

Author: Anne Perry

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345519795

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 8975

BONUS: This edition contains excerpts from Anne Perry's Treason at Lisson Grove and Execution Dock. Arriving in Constantinople in 1273, Anna Zarides vows to prove the innocence of her twin brother, Justinian, who has been exiled to the desert for conspiring to kill a nobleman. Disguising herself as a eunuch named Anastasius, Anna moves freely about in society, maneuvering close to the key players involved in her brother’s fate, including Zoe Chrysaphes, a devious noblewoman with her own hidden agenda, and Giuliano Dandolo, a ship’s captain conflicted by his growing feelings for Anastasius. As leaders in Rome and Venice plot to invade Constantinople in another Crusade to capture the Holy Land, Anna’s discoveries draw her inextricably closer to the dangers of the emperor’s treacherous court—where it seems that no one is exactly who he or she appears to be.
Business & Economics

Design of Industrial Information Systems

Author: Thomas Boucher,Ali Yalcin

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080465531

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 496

View: 1667

Design of Industrial Information Systems presents a body of knowledge applicable to many aspects of industrial and manufacturing systems. New software systems, such as Enterprise Resource Planning, and new hardware technologies, such as RFID, have made it possible to integrate what were separate IT databases and operations into one system to realize the greatest possible operational efficiencies. This text provides a background in, and an introduction to, the relevant information technologies and shows how they are used to model and implement integrated IT systems. With the growth of courses in information technology offered in industrial engineering and engineering management programs, the authors have written this book to show how such computer-based knowledge systems are designed and used in modern manufacturing and industrial companies. Introduces Data Modeling and Functional Architecture Design, with a focus on integration for overall system design Encompasses hands-on approach, employing many in-chapter exercises and end-of-chapter problem sets with case studies in manufacturing and service industries Shows the reader how Information Systems can be integrated into a wider E-business/Web-Enabled Database business model Offers applications in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)

A First Course in Applied Mathematics

Author: Jorge Rebaza

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118277155

Category: Mathematics

Page: 480

View: 9333

Explore real-world applications of selected mathematical theory, concepts, and methods Exploring related methods that can be utilized in various fields of practice from science and engineering to business, A First Course in Applied Mathematics details how applied mathematics involves predictions, interpretations, analysis, and mathematical modeling to solve real-world problems. Written at a level that is accessible to readers from a wide range of scientific and engineering fields, the book masterfully blends standard topics with modern areas of application and provides the needed foundation for transitioning to more advanced subjects. The author utilizes MATLAB® to showcase the presented theory and illustrate interesting real-world applications to Google's web page ranking algorithm, image compression, cryptography, chaos, and waste management systems. Additional topics covered include: Linear algebra Ranking web pages Matrix factorizations Least squares Image compression Ordinary differential equations Dynamical systems Mathematical models Throughout the book, theoretical and applications-oriented problems and exercises allow readers to test their comprehension of the presented material. An accompanying website features related MATLAB® code and additional resources. A First Course in Applied Mathematics is an ideal book for mathematics, computer science, and engineering courses at the upper-undergraduate level. The book also serves as a valuable reference for practitioners working with mathematical modeling, computational methods, and the applications of mathematics in their everyday work.