Why Aren T They There

Author : Didier Ruedin
ISBN : 9780955820397
Genre : Political Science
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Why Aren't They There? is a comprehensive study of political representation in a cross-national format, making a cross-country comparison of the representation of women, ethnic groups, and policy positions. It includes an analysis of the representation of women over time, and presents a critical view of the effectiveness of quotas. Using new data on ethnic groups in legislatures, it makes a significant step forward in the analysis of political representation. The representation of issue positions is examined in eight policy domains, and the book's systematic approach allows a groundbreaking examination of how different forms of representation – women, ethnic groups, issue positions – are interlinked. Didier Ruedin examines aspects unattainable in studies focusing only on a single form of representation. The result is a comprehensive understanding of political representation, and important and policy-relevant insights for electoral engineering.
Category: Political Science

Why Aren T They Here

Author : Surendra Verma
ISBN : UOM:39015077104720
Genre : Science
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Written by acclaimed science journalist Surendra Verma, this work is a fast-moving and accessible narrative. It outlines the historical, fictional, speculative and emerging scientific views of the possibilities of other life forms. Is there anybody out there? Are there other life forms lurking in outer space - or are they already here? Surendra Verma investigates...The rate of expansion of our universe is mind-blowing: imagine a pea growing to the size of the Milky Way in less time than it takes to blink. In all this infinite space that we cannot even see, let alone explore, it seems certain that there is some life on other worlds. Sir Arthur C. Clarke declared that 'the universe is full of intelligent life - it's just been too intelligent to come here'. Journalist Surendra Verma brilliantly outlines the historical, fictional, speculative and emerging scientific opinions on what alien life might be like. From Aristotle to ET via radio, religion and reincarnation, this fast-moving narrative examines history and dispels myths before focusing on the possibilities lurking in space. In a popular and easy-to-read style, Verma uses current research to speculate what life is like on other planets, how we might communicate with them, and what Earth might seem like to visitors.
Category: Science

Why Aren T They Screaming

Author : Joan Smith
ISBN : 9781448207916
Genre : Fiction
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April, 1986: American airplanes stationed in Britain attack Libya. Civilian casualties are heavy; world opinion is outraged. University lecturer Loretta Lawson is staying in the country for a few days' rest. But she is soon pitchforked into an alarming world of vigilante attacks, peace protesters, domestic violence and international intrigue - a criss-cross trail of mystery with a startling and fearful conclusion. 'I love Loretta' - P.D. James
Category: Fiction

Why Aren T They Shouting

Author : Kevin Rodgers
ISBN : 9781473535633
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 37.31 MB
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When Kevin Rodgers embarked on his career in finance, dealing rooms were filled with clamouring traders and gesticulating salesmen. Nearly three decades later, the feverish bustle has gone and the loudest noise you’re likely to hear is the gentle tapping of keyboards. Why Aren’t They Shouting? is a very personal, often wryly amusing chronicle of this silent revolution that takes us from the days of phone calls, hand signals and alpha males to a world of microwave communications, complex derivatives and computer geeks. In addition, it’s a masterclass in how modern banking works, for those who don’t know their spot FX from their VaR or who struggle to recall precisely how Monte Carlo pricing operates. But it’s also an account of thirty years of seismic change that raises a deeply worrying question: Could it be that the technology that has transformed banking – and that continues to do so – is actually making it ever more unstable?
Category: Business & Economics

If Ignorance Is Bliss Why Aren T There More Happy People

Author : John Lloyd
ISBN : 9780307460677
Genre : Reference
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John Lloyd and John Mitchinson have proven themselves to be masters at digging up obscure facts, abstruse information, and amusing anecdotes and presenting them effortlessly, somewhat slyly, with either great wit or at least a little bit of tongue in cheek. Their gifts are on full display in Quote Interesting, a lively, wonderfully enjoyable anthology of hundreds of quotes you probably have never heard before, arranged thematically from A to Z. From laugh-out-loud-funny bon mots to some real headscratchers, Lloyd and Mitchinson have gathered a universe of star-studded blurbs like: “The Beatles are dying in the wrong order.” —Victor Lewis Smith “When you forget to eat, you know you’re alive.” —Henry James “I think people would be alive today if there were a death penalty.” —Nancy Reagan “You know ‘that look’ women get when they want sex? Me neither.” —Steve Martin From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Reference

Why Aren T We There Yet

Author : Vasti Torres
ISBN : 9781579227494
Genre : Education
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Despite seeming endless debate and public attention given to the issue for several decades, those committed to creating welcoming and engaging campus environments for all students recognize that there is considerably more work to be done, and ask “Why aren’t we there yet, and when will we be done?” While our campuses have evolved from being exclusionary and intolerant, and publicly espouse the objectives of being welcoming, accepting, affirming, and engaging, the data on admissions, retention, and graduation clearly indicate that these goals have not been achieved. The contributors to this book seek to offer new insights to improve student affairs, emphasizing action that recognizes this is a complex and multi-faceted process, and beginning with the assertion that, without recognizing the influences of privilege and inequality, we educators cannot promote truly welcoming environments. This book focuses on guiding individuals and groups through learning how to have difficult conversations that lead us to act to create more just campuses, and provides illustrations of multiple ways to respond to difficult situations. It advocates for engaging in fruitful dialogues regarding differing social identities including race, ethnicity, religion, gender, and sexual orientation, to lead readers through a process that advocates for justice, and for taking personal responsibility for contributing to the solution. The book is framed around the five elements of the process of engaging in difficult conversations that not only advocate for change but also create change: self knowledge, knowledge of and experiences with others, understanding historical and institutional contexts, understanding how to change the status quo, and transformative action.
Category: Education

If You Re So Smart Why Aren T You Happy

Author : Raj Raghunathan
ISBN : 9781101980743
Genre : Business & Economics
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The first book by the creator of COURSERA®'s most popular online course in 2015, "A Life of Happiness and Fulfillment" Could the same traits that drive your career success also be keeping you from being happier? Fifteen years after getting his MBA, Raj Raghunathan spent some time with his old classmates. He noticed that though they’d all done well, there didn’t appear to be much correlation between their academic success and career success. What Raj found even more curious was the even smaller correlation between career success and what he calls life success. The greater the career success, the more unhappy, out of shape, harried and distracted his friends were. If intelligence helps with decision-making, smart people should naturally make better life choices. So why are so many of the smartest, brightest, most successful people profoundly unhappy? Raj set out to find an answer to this problem, and extensively researched happiness not just of students and business people, but also stay-at-home-parents, lawyers, and artists, among others. If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Happy? takes readers on a fun and meaningful tour of the best research available on how some of the very determinants of success may also come to deflate happiness. Raghunathan explores the seven most common inclinations that successful people need to overcome, and the seven habits they should adopt instead. Among his surprising findings... ·The correlation between wealth and happiness is much smaller than you'd expect it to be ·Generosity is not only a key to happiness, but a determining factor of long term success ·Appreciating uncertainty, rather than seeking full control of outcomes, is necessary for happiness If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Happy? will give you a powerful new perspective on your work, personal goals and relationships, whether you’re already successful or just starting out. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Business & Economics

Cassia

Author : Robert Collins
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Genre : Fiction
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A young woman named Cassia, journeyman in the Slavers’ Guild of the Settled Domains, is tasked to capture a mysterious outlaw named The Blue Pistol. Her encounter with him will shatter her life and subject her to physical and emotional agony. But in understanding his battle and her past, Cassia will seek to overcome her pain and prove that she can be of value to those who are willing accept her. The "Blue Pistol" series, #1
Category: Fiction

Why Aren T Women Doing Their Job

Author : Jeffery Bartee
ISBN : 153026555X
Genre :
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"Why women should listen to jeff Bartee when it come down to telling the truth about why men behave the way they do. Well the 21st century women aren't doing their jobs. Jeff will share real information about men's bad behavior and women who help them fuel their behavior. This happens more than what women want to admit, but it's the truth. Jeff Bartee will tell it straight." If it fits then it fits and if it don't then it won't.
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The Lost American

Author : Brian Freemantle
ISBN : 9781453226544
Genre : Fiction
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A new British operative in Moscow becomes mired in a web of deceit The KGB is never surprised. When Jeremy Brinkman’s file lands on the director’s desk, informing him of the new British cultural attaché, the spymaster knows what it means: The Queen has a new agent working in Moscow. To the director, Jeremy is simply another small concern—something to be contained and controlled. But this new spy is not one for control. Jeremy joined the secret service to get away from his father, and he took an assignment in Moscow because it was supposed to mean autonomy. What he finds there is something else: a suffocating world of expatriates who each night hold the same cocktail parties and tell the same anecdotes. Beneath the façade something big is brewing, but to get to the truth Jeremy will have to navigate a strange society where the diplomats are never as dangerous as their wives. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Brian Freemantle including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.
Category: Fiction