Lands of True and Certain Bounty

The Geographical Theories and Colonization Strategies of Jean Pierre Purry

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Author: Jean Pierre Purry,Arlin C. Migliazzo

Publisher: Susquehanna University Press

ISBN: 9781575910543

Category: History

Page: 201

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Jean Pierre Purry (1675-1736) was a Swiss civil servant and entrepreneur who pushed for the establishment of Purrysburg Township, SC, in 1732, based largely on his theoretical conclusions about the area's climate and soil productivity and his unrelenting enthusiasm for colonization. In the end, he w

Revise Edexcel AS Mathematics Practice Papers Plus

For the 2017 Qualifications

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Author: Pearson Education, Limited

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781292213279

Category:

Page: 112

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Exam Board: Pearson EdexcelAcademic Level: AS level Subject: MathematicsFirst teaching: September 2017First Exams: Summer 2018 Each book contains complete sets of practice papers with full worked solutions and hints and notes on the marks allocated directly alongside the relevant steps of the solution, so your students can make most sense of them and build their confidence. Designed to survive the rigours of the classroom and home, all the papers are bound into a durable book. Accessible write-in format allows students to take an active role in their revision.

Biological Science and Biotechnology in Russia:

Controlling Diseases and Enhancing Security

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Author: Office for Central Europe and Eurasia,Committee on Future Contributions of the Biosciences to Public Health, Agriculture, Basic Research, Counter-terrorism, and Non-Proliferation Activities in Russia,Development, Security, and Cooperation,Policy and Global Affairs,National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309097045

Category: Science

Page: 156

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In July 2005, the National Academies released the report Biological Science and Biotechnology in Russia: Controlling Diseases and Enhancing Security. The report offered a number of recommendations that could help restore Russia's ability to join with the United States and the broader international community in leading an expanded global effort to control infectious diseases. A proposed bilateral intergovernmental commission could play a pivotal role toward that end as cooperation moves from assistance to partnership. The report proposed the establishment of two model State Sanitary Epidemiological Surveillance Centers in Russia, more focused support of competitively selected Russian research groups as centers of excellence, the promotion of investments in biotechnology niches that are well suited for Russian companies, and expanded opportunities for young scientists to achieve scientific leadership positions in Russia. Also, the report highlighted the importance of U.S. programs that support the integration of former Soviet defense scientists with civilian researchers who had not been involved in military-related activities.

Real-resumes for Sports Industry Jobs

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Author: Anne McKinney

Publisher: PREP Publishing

ISBN: 9781885288417

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 181

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When an individual wants to find employment in the sports world, he or she finds that job hunting can be highly specialized. This book shows resumes and cover letters used by people such as a high school coach, tennis professional, golf professional, teaching pros in all sports, and many others. College graduates with degrees in Physical Education also are included, and many of them found their way into teaching positions. If you want to work in sports marketing but have no experience, you will find helpful examples of resumes and cover letters which were used by real people to launch their careers with major sports teams. Those who have worked in the sports industry and want to transition out of the field will also find helpful examples of resumes and cover letters. Whether you are a teaching professional, player, marketing professional, or other sports industry professional, you will find useful examples of resumes and cover letters in this book.

Emma All Stirred Up!

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Author: Coco Simon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442450797

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

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Emma needs a break from big-sister duty in this addition to Spotlight’s treat of a tween series. Emma is not thrilled with always having to rearrange her schedule so she can babysit her younger brother, Jake. Now Emma’s parents have broken some news that really threatens to push Emma over the edge—since Emma and Jake are going to the same day camp this summer, she’s expected to sit with Jake on the bus. Not only does this mean Emma can’t hang out with her friends, but she also has to comfort Jake—who has a serious issue with motion sickness. Can Emma find a way to sweeten up her summer plans?

Biological Espionage

Special Operations of the Soviet and Russian Foreign Intelligence Services in the West

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Author: Alexander Kouzminov

Publisher: Greenhill Books/Lionel Leventhal

ISBN: 9781853676468

Category: History

Page: 192

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In the wake of 9/11 the threat of biological terrorism and sabotage has been thrust to the forefront of public consciousness. However, this is far from being a new phenomenon. From World War II onwards, the Cold War powers devoted considerable resources to developing what became known in the military as µbugs and gas'. This groundbreaking study lifts the lid on the top-secret Department 12 of Directorate S (Special Operations) v the elite inner core of the KGB First Chief Directorate and its successor, the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service. During the 1980s and early 1990s the department encouraged biological espionage, the planning and preparation of biological terrorism and acts of sabotage. Their work was carried out primarily through µIllegals' v intelligence operatives who were secretly deployed to the West and covertly operated there, masquerading as citizens of Western countries under assumed names and cover stories. One of its top operatives, Alexander Kouzminov, has decided to break his silence and reveal in depth for the first time the department's tasks, plans and tactics. More disturbingly, he explores what others in the West and the developing world are and could be capable of. In this remarkable book we learn the secrets of the USSR's elite intelligence operatives v secrets which could prove vital in maintaining international security in today's uncertain political climate.

101 Best Resumes to Sell Yourself

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Author: Jay A. Block

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071385527

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 263

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Explains how to organize information on employment history, education, and skills into a resume that effectively markets a person's abilities, and includes sample resumes for jobseekers in a variety of fields.

Financial Modelling

Theory, Implementation and Practice with MATLAB Source

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Author: Joerg Kienitz,Daniel Wetterau

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118413296

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 736

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Financial Modelling - Theory, Implementation and Practice is a unique combination of quantitative techniques, the application to financial problems and programming using Matlab. The book enables the reader to model, design and implement a wide range of financial models for derivatives pricing and asset allocation, providing practitioners with complete financial modelling workflow, from model choice, deriving prices and Greeks using (semi-) analytic and simulation techniques, and calibration even for exotic options. The book is split into three parts. The first part considers financial markets in general and looks at the complex models needed to handle observed structures, reviewing models based on diffusions including stochastic-local volatility models and (pure) jump processes. It shows the possible risk neutral densities, implied volatility surfaces, option pricing and typical paths for a variety of models including SABR, Heston, Bates, Bates-Hull-White, Displaced-Heston, or stochastic volatility versions of Variance Gamma, respectively Normal Inverse Gaussian models and finally, multi-dimensional models. The stochastic-local-volatility Libor market model with time-dependent parameters is considered and as an application how to price and risk-manage CMS spread products is demonstrated. The second part of the book deals with numerical methods which enables the reader to use the models of the first part for pricing and risk management, covering methods based on direct integration and Fourier transforms, and detailing the implementation of the COS, CONV, Carr-Madan method or Fourier-Space-Time Stepping. This is applied to pricing of European, Bermudan and exotic options as well as the calculation of the Greeks. The Monte Carlo simulation technique is outlined and bridge sampling is discussed in a Gaussian setting and for Lévy processes. Computation of Greeks is covered using likelihood ratio methods and adjoint techniques. A chapter on state-of-the-art optimization algorithms rounds up the toolkit for applying advanced mathematical models to financial problems and the last chapter in this section of the book also serves as an introduction to model risk. The third part is devoted to the usage of Matlab, introducing the software package by describing the basic functions applied for financial engineering. The programming is approached from an object-oriented perspective with examples to propose a framework for calibration, hedging and the adjoint method for calculating Greeks in a Libor Market model. Source code used for producing the results and analysing the models is provided on the author’s dedicated website, http://www.mathworks.de/matlabcentral/fileexchange/authors/246981

A History of Modern Planetary Physics

Transmuted Past

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Author: Stephen G. Brush

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521552134

Category: Science

Page: 134

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Transmuted Past summarizes the attempts to estimate the age of the Earth during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Destiny

Child of the Sky

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Author: Elizabeth Haydon

Publisher: Tor Fantasy

ISBN: 9780812570830

Category: Fiction

Page: 864

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A FELLOWSHIP OF THREE To stand against the F'dor-- an ancient, vile being intent on destroying the world-- a fellowship has been forged: Rhapsody, a Singer of great talent and beauty; Achmed, an assassin with unearthly talents; and Grunthor, a giant of jolly disposition and lethal skill with weapons. Driven by prophetic visions, the three know that time is running short, know that they must find their elusive enemy before his darkness consumes them all. But after their final, brutal confrontation with the F'dor, their world crosses the threshold of disaster and faces utter oblivion. The action reaches a fevered pitch, achieving a crescendo of tragedy, love, and triumph of human spirit over world-shattering cataclysm. With death at hand and the world crumbling at their feet, these three will finally discover their true ... DESTINY

CSET Earth and Planetary Science Exam Secrets Study Guide

CSET Test Review for the California Subject Examinations for Teachers

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Author: Mometrix Media LLC

Publisher: Mometrix Media LLC

ISBN: 9781609715571

Category: Study Aids

Page: 168

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***Includes Practice Test Questions*** CSET Earth and Planetary Science Exam Secrets helps you ace the California Subject Examinations for Teachers, without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive CSET Earth and Planetary Science Exam Secrets study guide is written by our exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to ace your test. Our original research reveals specific weaknesses that you can exploit to increase your exam score more than you've ever imagined. CSET Earth and Planetary Science Exam Secrets includes: The 5 Secret Keys to CSET Success: Time is Your Greatest Enemy, Guessing is Not Guesswork, Practice Smarter, Not Harder, Prepare, Don't Procrastinate, Test Yourself; Introduction to the CSET Series including: CSET Assessment Explanation, Two Kinds of CSET Assessments; A comprehensive General Strategy review including: Make Predictions, Answer the Question, Benchmark, Valid Information, Avoid Fact Traps, Milk the Question, The Trap of Familiarity, Eliminate Answers, Tough Questions, Brainstorm, Read Carefully, Face Value, Prefixes, Hedge Phrases, Switchback Words, New Information, Time Management, Contextual Clues, Don't Panic, Pace Yourself, Answer Selection, Check Your Work, Beware of Directly Quoted Answers, Slang, Extreme Statements, Answer Choice Families; Along with a complete, in-depth study guide for your specific CSET exam, and much more...

Prophecy

Child of Earth

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Author: Elizabeth Haydon

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 146682302X

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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In Rhapsody, a fellowship was forged--three companions who, through great adversity, became a force to be reckoned with: Rhapsody, a singer of great talent and even greater beauty; Achmed, an assassin with unearthly talents; and Grunthor, a giant Sergeant-Major whose jolly disposition stands at odds with his deadly skill at weapons. Having fled the F'dor--an ancient, powerful evil--the three emerged on the other side of the world, only to discover fourteen centuries had passed. Their homeland had been destroyed, their people scattered across several continents, and everyone they ever knew had long since passed away...except, perhaps, the F'dor. Prophecy continues this powerful epic. Driven by a prophetic vision, Rhapsody races to rescue the religious leader of her new homeland while Achmed and Grunthor seek evidence of the F'dor. These three may be their world's only hope, the heroes spoken of in the Prophecy of the Three, but their time is running short. They must find their elusive enemy before his darkness consumes them all. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Somme Stations

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Author: Andrew Martin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571249640

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 287

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A stunning historical novel of crime in the trenches.

Royal Obsession

Shadow Assassins

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Author: Cyndi Friberg

Publisher: Anything-But-Ordinary Publishing

ISBN: 9780984879885

Category: Erotic fiction

Page: 272

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Shadow Assassins, Book One: Radical separatists, created at the onset of the Great Conflict, have been made obsolete by years of peace. They live in their subterranean Shadow Maze and only emerge when it's time to breed. For Varrik, that time is now. Varrik, current leader of the Shadow Assassins, knows his people are on the verge of extinction. If they cannot adapt, they will die. Yet if his son were a direct descendant of the High Queen it would secure a place for future generations. Protecting his people is his first priority, so Varrik assembles a hunting party and kidnaps the royal twins. He is determined to claim the eldest for his own. Echo, the younger princess, knows her pampered sister will never survive the sexual appetites of their virile captor. Echo doesn't understand the powerful attraction she feels for Varrik, but drawing his attention is a far better choice than allowing him to overwhelm her twin. She doesn't expect to find him fascinating or to crave the demanding passion he ignites. Can a dominating warrior and his willing captive bring light to the Shadow Maze? Note to Readers: This book contains detailed descriptions of sizzling passion only suitable for mature readers. From Cyndi: I introduced Shadow Assassins clear back in Taken by Storm. Tal mentions, almost in passing, that his mother was killed by one. Years passed as the concept churned away in the back of my mind. Who were the Shadow Assassins and what became of them after the Great Conflict? As I answered these questions, Royal Obsession was born. Then it became apparent that I didn't have one new book; I had a new series. Royal Obsession is part paranormal romance, part capture fantasy. It's hot and unapologetically sexual. Varrik simply wouldn't be tamed and Echo was more than happy to revel in his carnality. Though this story has sci-fi elements, it's less space opera than my previous books. It's always risky when an author shifts gears, but I hope you enjoy the new series!

Nearly Departed in Deadwood

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Author: Ann Charles

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781940364285

Category: Fiction

Page: 376

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"The first time I came to Deadwood, I got shot in the ass."--Violet Parker Little girls are vanishing from Deadwood, South Dakota, and Violet Parker's daughter could be next. She's desperate to find the monster behind the abductions. But if she's not careful, Violet just might end up as one of Deadwood's dearly departed.

Straight From The Hip (Mills & Boon M&B) (The Lone Star Sisters)

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Author: Susan Mallery

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 1408953919

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Izzy has always been the fearless Titan sister. But when an oil rig blows up, leaving her barely able to see, her sisters find themselves as concerned by her emotional withdrawal as by the possibility that the explosion was no accident.

Nonstandard Asymptotic Analysis

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Author: Imme van den Berg

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3540478108

Category: Mathematics

Page: 192

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This research monograph considers the subject of asymptotics from a nonstandard view point. It is intended both for classical asymptoticists - they will discover a new approach to problems very familiar to them - and for nonstandard analysts but includes topics of general interest, like the remarkable behaviour of Taylor polynomials of elementary functions. Noting that within nonstandard analysis, "small", "large", and "domain of validity of asymptotic behaviour" have a precise meaning, a nonstandard alternative to classical asymptotics is developed. Special emphasis is given to applications in numerical approximation by convergent and divergent expansions: in the latter case a clear asymptotic answer is given to the problem of optimal approximation, which is valid for a large class of functions including many special functions. The author's approach is didactical. The book opens with a large introductory chapter which can be read without much knowledge of nonstandard analysis. Here the main features of the theory are presented via concrete examples, with many numerical and graphic illustrations. N