Though Marine staff sergeant, Cameron Brightman, is miles away from the Middle East and back in his hometown Chicago, memories of the war and lost love continue to haunt him. **This is a free story, unedited, offered on S.J. Frost's website and for free download at GLBT Bookshelf**
This book shows, from start to finish, how microeconomics can and should be used in the analysis of public policy problems. It is an exciting new way to learn microeconomics, motivated by its application to important, real-world issues. Lee Friedman's modern replacement for his influential 1984 work not only brings the issues addressed into the present but develops all intermediate microeconomic theory to make this book accessible to a much wider audience. Friedman offers the microeconomic tools necessary to understand policy analysis of a wide range of matters of public concern--including the recent California electricity crisis, welfare reform, public school finance, global warming, health insurance, day care, tax policies, college loans, and mass transit pricing. These issues are scrutinized through microeconomic models that identify policy strengths, weaknesses, and ideas for improvements. Each chapter begins with explanations of several fundamental microeconomic principles and then develops models that use and probe them in analyzing specific public policies. The book has two primary and complementary goals. One is to develop skills of economic policy analysis: to design, predict the effects of, and evaluate public policies. The other is to develop a deep understanding of microeconomics as an analytic tool for application--its strengths and extensions into such advanced techniques as general equilibrium models and pricing methods for natural monopolies and its weaknesses, such as behavioral inconsistencies with utility-maximization models and its limits in comparing institutional alternatives. The result is an invaluable professional and academic reference, one whose clear explanation of principles and analytic techniques, and wealth of constructive applications, will ensure it a prominent place not only on the bookshelves but also on the desks of students and professionals alike.
Describes the creation of the huge sculpture carved into Mount Rushmore in the 1920s under the direction of Gutzon Borglum.
Ni ska vara heliga för jag är helig is an analysis of eastern religious traditions from a Christian point of view. The author delves in to numerous different faiths and practices which are increasing in popularity in the western world such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Gnosticism, yoga, mindfulness, and asks the question "can parts of these practices be integrated with Biblical Christianity?
This fast-paced, exciting follow up to GUILTY?, moves Dean and Steph into the realms of high politics. Their task is to ensure the survival of a young girl, beneficiary to a multi-million dollar fortune left to her by the mother she never knew. A simple task, but one that brings them to the attention of clandestine agencies whose sole aim is to ensure that nothing thwarts their plans to control the most powerful job in the world. Unfortunately their charge can do this simply by existing and it because a race to get her to safety before the killers can wipe her name out of history. .
Adrift on the Ark is a collection of personal essays by Margaret Thompson that offers a straightforward study of the complex relationship between human beings and the natural world. The essays look at a wide range of beings-from spiders to peacocks-and cover issues such as our irrational phobias, our fascination with zoos, and the myths and stories we have created around the other occupants of this earth. They also observe the joy animals bring to us as our pets and the altruistic relationship between caregivers and companions. With lively anecdotes and engaging portraits of the animals who have enriched Margaret's life, these entertaining and personal essays serve a double purpose: as a reminder of our place in the natural order and our intricate connections with animals; and as a warning about how much we stand to lose by ignoring our responsibilities for all life on earth.
Meant to inspire and motivate, Adrift on the Ark is an enchanting reflection on the beneficial relationship between humans and other animals.