Abide with Me IN THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING WORLD, ONE BODY OF POETRY AND MUSIC HAS BEEN VOICED AND LOVED DURING THE PAST THREE HUNDRED YEARS BY MORE PEOPLE THAN ANY OTHER: BRITISH HYMNS. Full description
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.
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904) was a Russian short story writer and a playwright. His playwriting career produced four classics, while his best short stories are held in high esteem by writers and critics. Chekhov practiced as a doctor throughout most of his literary career: "Medicine is my lawful wife, " he once said, "and literature is my mistress." Chekhov renounced the theatre after the disastrous reception of The Seagull in 1896; but the play was revived to acclaim by Constantin Stanislavski's Moscow Art Theatre, which subsequently also produced Uncle Vanya and premiered Chekhov's last two plays, Three Sisters and The Cherry Orchard. These four works present a special challenge to the acting ensemble as well as to audiences, because in place of conventional action Chekhov offers a "theatre of mood" and a "submerged life in the text." His originality consists in an early use of the stream-of-consciousness technique combined with a disavowal of the moral finality of traditional story structure.
A RIP-ROARING, PULSE-POUNDING FLORIDA PUZZLER... “A ripping good yarn … an exciting tale.” —Publishers Weekly “...
an imaginative plot, some rousing action, a black-hearted villain, a cute kid, some gently ironic humor, and a heroine who's appealing without being perfect.” —Booklist As intricate as a fisherman’s net, Riptide fairly writhes with sinister delights—family secrets, family feuds, lost family fortunes, betrayals, puzzles, sunken treasure… and murder, of course. With a bit of illicit romance and treachery thrown in for seasoning. This rife atmosphere swirls around New york artist Isabel Anders, who’s summoned home to tiny St. Elmo, Florida to deal with an emergency: the aunt who raised her has been brutally—and mysteriously—injured. Isabel arrives to find the family mansion in ruins, her aunt living in a trailer, and, dangerous as a cottonmouth, the lover she left at sixteen just where he used to be. Waiting for her. Except now he’s got a grudge against her, a secret of his own, and some unsavory companions. Just when Isabel’s aunt seems to be getting better (but before she’s able to talk again) she dies just as mysteriously as she was injured. Suspecting murder, Isabel quickly ties her aunt’s death to another. But to find the killer, she has to hack her way through a small-town jungle of intrigue and several generations of interrelated secrets, producing hours of pulse-pounding delight for the confirmed puzzle fan. WHO WILL LIKE IT: Fans of Laura Lippman, Kate Atkinson, intelligent cozies like those by G.M. Malliett, Elizabeth Zelvin, and Gillian Roberts, British puzzlemeisters like the great Dorothy L. Sayers herself, all BBC mysteries, and of course, Michaela Thompson’s own Hurricane Season.
Một chiếc hài thêu hoa đến từ vùng quê Thiểm Tây, đã dẫn các Mô Kim hiệu úy vào một ngôi mộ cổ bỏ hoang từ thời Đường. Không ngờ, trong mộ lại còn có mộ. U hồn của ngôi mộ cổ Tây Chu đã chặn hết mọi lối ra. Và không ai biết, Thang Huyền hồn là con đường sẽ dẫn xuống họ xuống địa ngục hay là đi vào bóng đêm vô tận? Ra khỏi mộ cổ Tây Chu, trên lưng những kẻ sống sót sau chuyến đi thành cổ Tinh Tuyệt bỗng dưng xuất hiện một dấu ấn hình con mắt. Đó phải chăng là một lời nguyền từ mấy ngàn năm trước? Bởi Giáo sư Tôn, người duy nhất giải được bí mật, vừa nhìn thấy dấu hiệu ấy đã vô cùng kinh hãi, chỉ thốt lên: “Thiên cơ không thể tiết lộ…”
José Paronella was a Spanish migrant, who came to Australia from Catalonia in 1913. Like many Southern Europeans, he worked in North Queensland canefields and by saving his money bought his own farm. This was only the beginning of José's ambitions. He went on to make a fortune by buying and selling farms and other investments. He needed this money for a particular purpose - to build his dream, a Spanish Castle and Pleasure Grounds set in the tropical rainforest. This is the story of the fulfilment of his vision and the part nature played in the tragedy which later wiped out so many of his creations. José was a man who attempted the impossible; who loved Australia passionately. He was a visionary, a pioneer, farmer, architect, builder, engineer, landscape designer and buisnessman. Above all, José was an interesting and complex man - he was shrewd and ambitious; confident and proud; a perfectionist; quick-tempered; sexy and handsome; gregarious and fun-loving; loyal to family and friends.
Two unlucky individuals find themselves trapped in a haunted house, where the spirits are more than rest. They're very disturbed. A man learns that his family's fortune is cursed when his grandfather sends him to an old manor on a pretense. A black cat curiously enters the same house through a window. They will soon meet the resident spooks, generations of ghouls who are as stuck there as them . . . and even more unhappy. The man and the cat are used to feeling unwelcome, but this place is downright hostile! There are more than just termites lurking within these walls, and getting out alive may require some sacrifice.