• From Ellis Island to JFK: New York`s Two Great Waves of by Nancy Foner

    By Nancy Foner

    Nice waves of immigration--one firstly of the 20th century and one other in its ultimate decades--transformed the historical past and character of recent York urban. This booklet is the 1st in-depth comparability of latest York's immigration eras. Nancy Foner reassesses the myths that encompass either units of immigrants and explores issues starting from gender roles to racial attitudes to the function of schooling in assimilation. Copublished with the Russell Sage beginning
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  • Concepts of a culturally guided philosophy of science : by Fengli Lan, Friedrich G. Wallner, Andreas Schulz

    By Fengli Lan, Friedrich G. Wallner, Andreas Schulz

    From the start, positive Realism has been a culturally oriented philosophy of technology through the creation of the concept that of lifeworld. This e-book brings jointly contributions from the sector of philosophy, chinese language medication and the technological know-how of psychotherapy. The authors speak about the relation of confident Realism and tradition or particularly the idea that of technology below the point of cultural dependency. because the starting of the recent century the manifold study on chinese language drugs provided concrete examples for a cultural dependency of technology. Thereby, the booklet exhibits the infrequent or maybe certain scenario that philosophy turned concrete
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  • Handbook of the Fundamentals of Financial Decision Making - by Leonard C MacLean, Visit Amazon's William T Ziemba Page,

    By Leonard C MacLean, Visit Amazon's William T Ziemba Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, William T Ziemba,

    This guide in components covers key themes of the speculation of economic determination making. a few of the papers talk about actual purposes or case experiences besides. there are various new papers that experience by no means been released earlier than specially partly II.

    half I is anxious with selection Making less than Uncertainty. This comprises subsections on Arbitrage, application idea, hazard Aversion and Static Portfolio thought, and Stochastic Dominance. half II is worried with Dynamic Modeling that's the transition for static choice making to multiperiod choice making. The research starts off with danger Measures after which discusses Dynamic Portfolio conception, Tactical Asset Allocation and Asset-Liability administration utilizing software and objective dependent Consumption-Investment choice versions.

    A complete set of difficulties either computational and evaluate and brain increasing with many unsolved difficulties are in an accompanying difficulties publication. The guide plus the booklet of difficulties shape a truly robust set of fabrics for PhD and Masters classes either because the major or as supplementary textual content in finance idea, monetary determination making and portfolio thought. For researchers, it's a useful source being an up-to-the-minute remedy of themes within the vintage books on those issues by way of Johnathan Ingersoll in 1988, and William Ziemba and Raymond Vickson in 1975 (updated 2d version released in 2006).

    Readership: Graduate scholars and researchers in finance and economics, monetary determination making, monetary engineering and fiscal modeling.

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  • Exchange-traded funds and the new dynamics of investing by Ananth N. Madhavan

    By Ananth N. Madhavan

    "In Exchange-Traded cash and the recent Dynamics of making an investment, Ananth Madhavan examines the quiet transformation of asset administration during the upward push of passive or index making an investment. A closely-related phenomenon is the increase of exchange-traded cash (ETFs). An ETF is an funding motor vehicle that trades intraday and seeks to copy the functionality of a particular index. ETFs have grown considerably in dimension, range, and marketplace value lately. those traits have generated massive curiosity, specially from retail and institutional traders and more and more from teachers, regulators and the click. ETFs have the ability to be a disruptive innovation to contemporary asset administration simply because many conventional energetic managers and hedge cash convey an important fraction in their lively returns through static exposures to elements like price. certainly, for the 1st time ever, resources in worldwide ETFs handed $3 trillion in 2015, passing the quantity in hedge funds."--

    "An exam of the transformation of asset administration in the course of the upward push of passive or index investing"--

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    Exchange-traded cash (ETFs) have grown considerably in dimension, variety, and marketplace value lately, producing enormous curiosity from traders, teachers, regulators and the press. Ananth Madhavan examines in-depth the drivers for the increase of ETFs opposed to the heritage of curiosity in passive index investing. Read more...
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  • Flag, Nation and Symbolism in Europe and America by Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Richard Jenkins

    By Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Richard Jenkins

    Even supposing the symbolic and political significance of flags has frequently been pointed out via students of nationalism, there are few in-depth experiences of the importance of flags for nationwide identities. This multi-disciplinary assortment deals case stories and comparisons of flag historical past, makes use of and controversies. This e-book brings jointly a dozen students, from various nationwide and disciplinary backgrounds, to deals a cluster of shut readings of flags of their social contexts, often modern, but in addition historic. Case reports from Denmark, England, Northern eire, Norway, Sweden, and the U.S. discover ways that flags are contested, fan the flames of strong feelings, should be commercialised in a few contexts yet no longer in others, function quasi-religious symbols, and as actual boundary markers; how a similar flag should be solemn and formal in a single atmosphere, yet stand for household bliss and casual cultural intimacy in one other.  
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  • Spark of Life: A Novel by Erich Maria Remarque

    By Erich Maria Remarque

    In Spark of lifestyles, a strong vintage from the popular writer of All Quiet at the Western entrance, one man’s dream of freedom evokes a valiant resistance opposed to the Nazi conflict machine.

    For ten years, 509 has been a political prisoner in a German focus camp, persevering within the so much hellish stipulations. Deathly vulnerable, he nonetheless has his wits approximately him and he senses that the top of the conflict is close to. If he and the opposite residing corpses in his barracks can carry on for liberation—or strength their own—then their pain do not have been in vain.

    Now the SS who run the camp are ratcheting up the phobia. yet their expectancies are jaded and their defenses are down. it truly is attainable that the brave but extraordinarily vulnerable prisoners have barely enough left in them to withstand. And in the event that they die combating, they're going to die all alone phrases, dishonest the Nazis out in their devil’s contract.

    “The international has a very good author in Erich Maria Remarque. he's a craftsman of definitely first rank, a guy who can bend language to his will. even if he writes of fellows or of inanimate nature, his contact is delicate, enterprise, and sure.”—The manhattan instances publication assessment
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  • Environment and trade : a handbook by Kevin P. Gallagher

    By Kevin P. Gallagher

    During this finished reference paintings, Kevin Gallagher has compiled a clean and broad-ranging number of professional voices commenting at the interdisciplinary box of alternate and the surroundings. For over 20 years policymakers and students were suffering to appreciate the connection among foreign exchange in a globalizing international and its results at the common setting. The authors during this guide give you the instruments to just do that.

    The editor's well-worked advent synthesizes the rising topics of the gathering, that's divided into 3 sections: alternate and environmental caliber, alternate and environmental politics, and alternate and environmental coverage. themes contain the level to which alternate liberalization creates `pollution havens' the place soiled industries flock to poorer international locations with lax environmental criteria, and conversely, how multinational agencies deliver `cleaner' environmental applied sciences to constructing international locations once they decide to movement in a foreign country. the quantity additionally addresses the level to which nationwide environmental coverage and/or worldwide environmental agreements conflict with the rising principles of the realm exchange association and even if such environmental guidelines prevent export competitiveness. eventually, a number of political economic system analyses of the complicated political coalitions that come up to evolve to and mitigate alterations in exchange and environmental coverage are supplied. as well as broader overviews of the sphere, in-depth case stories of countries and areas are provided, together with the us, the eu Union, China, India and Mexico besides East Asia, Latin the US, and Africa.

    The quantity will function a consultant for students new to the sector in addition to scholars and policy-makers wanting a short connection with the examine at the interface among exchange and the environment.

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