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Enter a gallery of classic monsters for frightfully good fun! This thrilling showcase of terrifying creatures features 16 splendid stained glass images that range from the bloodthirsty Vampire and the beastly Werewolf to the Phantom of the Opera, Headless Horseman, Flying Dutchman, and other haunting characters.
Now in its fifth edition, <b><i>Professional Management of Housekeeping Operations</i></b> is the essential practical introduction to the field, a complete course ranging from key principles of management to budgeting, from staff scheduling to cleaning. With expanded attention to leadership and training, budgeting and cost control, and the increasingly vital responsibility for environmentally safe cleaning, the latest edition of this industry standard also includes new case studies that help readers grasp concepts in a real-world setting. <p> Instructor’s Manual, Test Bank in both Word and Respondus formats, Photographs from the text, and PowerPoint Slides are available for download at www.wiley.com/college <p> <p> <p>
This book analyses the financial and rural economic reform of China. Since China started the "revolution" of the rural economy in 1978 a series of reforms has been implemented in the area of rural finance focusing on institutional changes. Looking back on these "historical changes", we can find that there is still a long way to go. China's Central Government has put forward a new concept in the rural financial system. In this book, with cases from Fengyang County and Anhui Province, the birthplace of Chinese rural reform, the author tries to study how to set up a modern rural financial system under the framework of incentive compatible mechanism theory, which was advanced by Nobel prize winners L. Hurwicz, Myeson and Maskin. This book summarizes the reform of China's rural economics and the function of financial cooperation within this policy. Few scholars have studied this subject thoroughly. As rural financial cooperation becomes the hot spot of China's economic and finance reform, this book is both useful and unique. This book contains nine chapters. Chapter 1 is an introduction in which the central issue has been put forward and a survey has been made on the literature of rural finance in China and abroad. It has outlined the framework and contents and introduced the research methodology and possible innovations. And it has also proposed the direction and major issues for further research. Chapter 2 illustrates the main theories on which this research is based, including peasant economy theory and the incentive compatibility theory. Chapter 3 analyses rural households' financial needs under the Household Contract Responsibility System and investigates rural households' economic behaviors, saving behaviors and lending behaviors, as well as their demand constraint. By analyzing the cause and goal of the exogenous financial institutional arrangements, and also the performance of its institutional supply, chapter 4 reveals the incentive incompatibility of rural exogenous financial institutions. Chapter 5 looks at the evolution of the rural endogenous financial institution and reveals the causes of its repression in the state's preference of financial institution from a historical perspective. Based on the incentive compatible mechanism, chapter 6 puts forward two models of rural household cooperative financial institution, namely, peasant credit cooperative and federation of rural credit cooperatives. Based on analyzing the credit basis of rural household cooperative financial institution (village culture) and its compatibility with the family contract system, chapter 7 shows the effectiveness of the institutional arrangements of rural household cooperative finance with the game analysis of rural households in relation with the exogenous and endogenous financial institutions and also from a comparative analysis of transaction costs and competitiveness. Chapter 8 tries to apply the model of institutions into practice. Through pilot experiment, it investigates the setting up and operation of peasant credit cooperatives and the Federation of Peasant Credit Cooperative in Fengyang County of Anhui Province, the birthplace of China's rural economic reform. With a comparative analysis of the performance of rural credit unions and village-township banks, it proves the effectiveness of the institutional arrangements of rural household cooperative finance. Chapter 9 is based on theoretical research and case studies, and draws a conclusion, and proposes corresponding policy-orientations.
"Regional Conflict and Cooperation: A Framework for Understanding Global Geography is an invaluable tool for comprehending the complexity of the world in clear, simple terms. The book helps students to understand the influences that shape world regions. It employs conventional approaches to the study of world regions, then highlights important moments, events, and trends that either fostered conflict or led to regional cooperation. Ten regions are discussed: Europe; Russia and Central Asia; North Africa and Southeast Asia; Sub-Saharan Africa; North America; Central and South America; the Indian Sub-continent; Southeast Asia and the Island Realms: East Asia; and Pacifica. The material neatly sidesteps the possibility of becoming outdated by creating frameworks of understanding that enable students to process and analyze events as they happen. Each unit includes a regional overview, key terms, case studies, and classroom discussion activities. While written for beginning courses in global or world regional geography, Regional Conflict and Cooperation is also an excellent text for interdisciplinary social science classes, classes in anthropology and political science, or programs in peace and conflict studies. Brian McCabe earned a master of advanced study degree in geographic education at Arizona State University and a master of arts in geography at California State University, Fullerton before becoming a member of the faculty. He has received the California State University system's Annual Author Award and a service award from the state of California for his work with the Board of Education revising the state history and social science framework. Professor McCabe is the author of Geography is Dead: How America Lost its Sense of Direction."
From the landmark films of Tony Richardson to the untimely death of Natasha Richardson this is the saga of one of the greatest dynasties in British film and theatre. In 1937, at the end of a production of Hamlet at the Old Vic, Laurence Olivier strode to the front of the stage to hush the audience and announced, pointing at his co-star Michael Redgrave, 'Tonight a great actress has been born. Laertes has a daughter.' He meant Vanessa Redgrave. That is where this dramatic book's story begins. It concludes in 2009, with the sudden and tragic death in a skiing accident of Vanessa's daughter Natasha Richardson and further family sorrow soon to follow with the deaths of both Corin and Lynn Redgrave. The story of this amazing family is explosive throughout - from the tangled private life of Tony Richardson, Natasha's father, who directed major films such as Look Back in Anger, to Vanessa and Corin's complicated involvement with the Workers Revolutionary Party, to the emergence of a fourth generation of fine actors with Natasha and Joely. There is truly never a dull moment but plenty of scandal, melodrama, tragedy and intrigue in the story of this remarkable dynasty, whose contribution to British drama and film has been immense.
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