The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1440674523

Total Pages:240

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John Steinbeck wrote The Grapes of Wrath during an astonishing burst of activity between June and October of 1938. Throughout the time he was creating his greatest work, Steinbeck faithfully kept a journal revealing his arduous journey toward its completion. The journal, like the novel it chronicles, tells a tale of dramatic proportions—of dogged determination and inspiration, yet also of paranoia, self-doubt, and obstacles. It records in intimate detail the conception and genesis of The Grapes of Wrath and its huge though controversial success. It is a unique and penetrating portrait of an emblematic American writer creating an essential American masterpiece.

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30 Days 30 Ways To Overcome Depression

Author:Bev Aisbett

Publisher:HarperCollins

ISBN:1460711858

Total Pages:224

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From bestselling author Bev Aisbett comes a proven, practical and simple workbook to help people manage their depression, with a month's worth of daily strategies and exercises for work and for home. When you're suffering from depression, sometimes it's as much as you can do to get out of bed, let alone read a book. But this just isn't any other book. This is a practical day-by-day workbook, with clear, simple daily building blocks and exercises designed to help pull you out of the inertia of depression. It's a highly approachable, concise and above all practical way to help manage depression. Featuring all-new material from experienced counsellor and bestselling author of the self-help classics Living with IT and Taming the Black Dog, Bev Aisbett has based this book on many of the exercises she has been teaching and writing about for the past twenty years to help people manage their depression.

Conveyancing Handbook

Author:Frances Silverman

Publisher:The Law Society

ISBN:1784460478

Total Pages:1552

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The Conveyancing Handbook is revised annually by a team of expert editors and contributors, directed by an editorial board and edited by Frances Silverman.It presents up-to-date guidance on good practice in residential conveyancing and is a reliable source of reference to answer the common queries arising from day-to-day transactions.Among the changes to the law and practice of residential conveyancing covered by this 23rd edition are: higher rates of SDLT on purchases of additional residential properties implementation of the Flood Re scheme Law Society's CON 29 enquiries of local authority 2016 risks arising from cyber crime.These developments and more are considered within a chronological account of conveyancing transactions of residential freehold and leasehold property, supported byan introductory section addressing a wide range of preliminary concerns from advertising to VAT, procedural checklists for each major stage of the transaction and comprehensive appendix material, including all relevant forms and guidance.

Working Time, Knowledge Work and Post-Industrial Society

Author:A. O'Carroll

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:1137318481

Total Pages:183

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We are living in the age of imagination and communication. This book, about the new ways time is experienced and organised in post-industrial workplaces, argues that the key feature of working time within knowledge, and other workplaces, is unpredictability, creating a culture that seeks to insert acceptance of unpredictability as a new 'standard'.

Statutory Regulation and Employment Relations

Author:S. Moore,S. McKay,S. Veale

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:1137023805

Total Pages:265

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A comprehensive socio-legal evaluation of the 2000 statutory recognition procedure over ten years of its operation. Whilst exploring its implications for the so-called UK 'voluntarist' approach to regulating industrial relations, the authors argue that the effectiveness of the procedure was constrained by its design.

The Project Success Method

Author:Clinton M. Padgett

Publisher:John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:0470550074

Total Pages:256

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The Project Success Method is a unique, proven and fire-tested methodology which allows companies, groups or managers to learn and develop consistency in the way they plan, schedule, manage, control and close out projects on time, per spec and within budget-- in as little as 5 days. Over the last 25 years, the methodology has been used around the world by manufacturers of heavy equipment, electronics, aircraft components, paper products, beverages, electric and gas utilities, hotel and restaurant chains, and companies in the financial services, telecommunications, real estate, entertainment, and transportation industries. The Project Success Method has proven effective in a vast array of project applications, including new product development and introduction, IT systems development and implementation, process improvement initiatives, marketing programs, engineering and architectural design, construction and renovation, facility relocations and startups, mergers and acquisitions, major industrial maintenance and special events.

Alcohol at Work

Author:Clive Tobutt

Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:1317182715

Total Pages:272

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In the European Union many individuals will partake in drinking a little wine with their lunch or dinner to aid their enjoyment of the meal or as an appetizer for food. Alcohol is also a drug of dependence. Some individuals will drink too much and some of them will become addicted. Access to alcohol, binge drinking, and younger drinkers can lead to unsafe workplaces, absenteeism, fraud and criminal behaviour. Alcohol at Work is a definitive guide to the problem, exploring its nature and scale and providing a complete range of ideas and techniques to help create a policy in the workplace and develop appropriate and effective measures for monitoring and tackling alcohol abuse. The key collective message is solve the problem - take the alcohol, not the person, out of the workplace. In the UK alone, research puts the cost of alcohol abuse in the workplace at £2 billion a year. This is a must-have reference for human resource, occupational health and risk managers, as well as those involved in tackling criminal behaviour such as fraud and violence at work resulting from alcohol abuse and addiction.

The Palgrave International Handbook of Women and Journalism

Author:Carolyn M. Byerly

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:1137273240

Total Pages:477

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Now in paperback for the first time, the Handbook is an academic adaptation of information contained in the Global Report on the Status of Women in News Media, a study commissioned by the International Women's Media Foundation. The book's editor was the principal investigator of the original study. This text draws together the most robust data from that original study, presenting it in 29 chapters on individual nations and three additional theoretical chapters. The book is the most expansive effort to date to consider women's standing in the journalism profession across the world. Contents organize nations in relation to their progress within newsrooms, with those most advanced in gender equality representing diversity in terms of region and national development. Contributing authors are, in most cases, the original researchers for their respective nations in the Global Report study.

Presenteeism

Author:H. Quazi

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:1137275677

Total Pages:193

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Presenteeism presents the important issues related to the nature and extent of presenteeism and cited examples from different studies. The book discusses in depth why employees come to work despite being sick, strategies to manage presenteeism behavior and who should be taking the lead in managing such employee behavior.

The Day the Music Died

Author:Ed Gorman

Publisher:Open Road Media

ISBN:1480462535

Total Pages:258

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A “genuinely affecting” mystery set in small-town Iowa in the 1950s (The Wall Street Journal). Sam McCain loves Buddy Holly because he’s the only rock-and-roll star who still seems like a dweeb, and Sam knows how that feels. With the unrequited love of his life at his side, Sam drives more than three hours through the snow to watch his idol play the Surf Ballroom. That night, Buddy Holly dies in the most famous plane crash in music history, but Sam has no time to grieve. Because there are too many lawyers in this small town, Sam makes a living as a PI, doing odd jobs for an eccentric judge—whose nephew, it seems, has a problem only a detective could solve. His trophy wife has been murdered, and as soon as Sam arrives, the nephew kills himself, too. The police see this as a clear-cut murder-suicide, but Sam wants to know more, diving into a mystery by Ellery Queen Award–winning author Ed Gorman that will get dangerous faster than you can say “bye-bye, Miss American Pie.”

A Fair Day’s Wage for a Fair Day’s Work?

Author:Sheila Blackburn

Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:1317188292

Total Pages:248

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The nature of sweating and the origins of low pay legislation are of fundamental social, economic and moral importance. Although difficult to define, sweating, according to a select committee established to investigate the issue, was characterised by long hours, poor working conditions and above all by low pay. By the beginning of the twentieth century the government estimated that up to a third of the British workforce could be classed as sweated labour, and for the first time in a century began to think about introducing legislation to address the problem. Whilst historians have written much on unemployment, poverty relief and other such related social and industrial issues, relatively little work has been done on the causes, extent and character of sweated labour. That work which has been done has tended to focus on the tailoring trades in London and Leeds, and fails to give a broad overview of the phenomenon and how it developed and changed over time. In contrast, this volume adopts a broad national and long-run approach, providing a more holistic understanding of the subject. Rejecting the argument that sweating was merely a London or gender related problem, it paints a picture of a widespread and constantly shifting pattern of sweated labour across the country, that was to eventually persuade the government to introduce legislation in the form of the 1909 Trades Board Act. It was this act, intended to combat sweated labour, which was to form the cornerstone of low pay legislation, and the barrier to the introduction of a minimum wage, for the next 90 years.

Comprehensive Guide to SBI Bank PO Preliminary & Main Exam (8th Edition)

Author:Disha Experts

Publisher:Disha Publications

ISBN:9388919254

Total Pages:916

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The thoroughly Revised & Updated 8th edition of the book "Comprehensive Guide to SBI Bank PO Exam" is based on the new pattern - Preliminary and Main. The book covers all the 3 sections asked in the Preliminary Exam and the 4 sections asked in the Main exam - English Language, Data Analysis & Interpretation, Reasoning & Computers and General/Banking/Economy Awareness. The USP of this new edition is the inclusion of new Questions based on the 2017-18 format of Banking exams. New Variety of High Level Questions have been included are Data Analysis/ Interpretation, Problem Solving, Direction, Input-Output, Coding-Decoding, RC, Filler, Sentence Rearrangement (column based) etc. # The theory of the book has been updated as per the various questions asked in the past examination as conducted by the SBI. # The book provides well illustrated theory with exhaustive fully solved examples for learning. This is followed with an exhaustive collection of solved questions in the form of Exercise. # The book provides separate sections for General Awareness including Banking Knowledge, Computer Knowledge and Marketing Aptitude. # The book incorporates fully solved 2011 - 2019 papers.

Reinventing the Postal Sector in an Electronic Age

Author:Michael A. Crew,Paul R. Kleindorfer

Publisher:Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN:9781849805964

Total Pages:392

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This compilation of original essays by an international cast of economists, regulators and industry practitioners analyzes some of the major issues now facing postal and delivery services throughout the world as competition from information and communication technologies (ICT) has increased. Competition has become increasingly important in the postal sector for some time in the form of alternative entrants providing mail delivery. However, the competition from ICT in the form of email and instant messaging, the Internet, Facebook and other forms of social networking and portable wireless devices such as the iPad and Kindle may be even more significant. Mail volumes are falling and the economies of scale that have made possible daily deliveries to every address are being eroded. This book assesses volume these declines resulting from this so-called eSubstituion and looks at the ways the postal sector can adapt to the rapid changes resulting from ICT. The impact of electronic invoicing on transactions mail, and the impact on bulk mail of electronic forms of advertising are examined. Strategies, including pricing and access policies, are discussed in the context of the increasing impact of ICT. A rethinking of the role of mail in an electronic age is taking place and this book provides the cutting-edge of this rethinking and the attempts of POs to reinvent themselves while continuing to meet the public s expectation of continuing ubiquitous daily deliveries of traditional mail products. Undergraduate and postgraduate students and researchers in regulation, competition law, innovation and public sector economics along with institutional libraries and industry professionals will find this volume informative and useful.

Anarchism

Author:E. V. Zenker

Publisher:Jovian Press

ISBN:1537821024

Total Pages:316

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Anarchy means, in its ideal sense, the perfect, unfettered self-government of the individual, and, consequently, the absence of any kind of external government. This fundamental formula, which in its essence is common to all actual and real Theoretical Anarchists, contains all that is necessary as a guide to the distinguishing features of this remarkable movement. It demands the unconditional realisation of freedom, both subjectively and objectively, equally in political and in economic life.

Encyclopedia of Environmental Health

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Publisher:Elsevier

ISBN:0444639527

Total Pages:4884

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Encyclopedia of Environmental Health, Second Edition presents the newest release in this fundamental reference that updates and broadens the umbrella of environmental health— especially social and environmental health—for its readers. There is ongoing revolution in governance, policies and intervention strategies aimed at evolving changes in health disparities, disease burden, trans-boundary transport and health hazards. This new edition reflects these realities, mapping new directions in the field that include how to minimize threats and develop new scientific paradigms that address emerging local, national and global environmental concerns. Represents a one-stop resource for scientifically reliable information on environmental health Fills a critical gap, with information on one of the most rapidly growing scientific fields of our time Provides comparative approaches to environmental health practice and research in different countries and regions of the world Covers issues behind specific questions and describes the best available scientific methods for environmental risk assessment

Management Accounting, 4th Edition

Author:Pillai R.S.N. & Bagavathi

Publisher:S. Chand Publishing

ISBN:8121910625

Total Pages:644

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For B.Com.(P&Hons.), M.Com., MBA of all Indian Universities and Professional Courses Like ICWA & ICAI .The main aim of this book is to facilitate easy understanding of the matter at one reading without any tediousness in grasping the theories and illustrations . Almost all the ilustrations have ben added at proper places.

Structural and Demographic Business Statistics 2006

Author:OECD

Publisher:OECD Publishing

ISBN:9264025693

Total Pages:455

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Provides a wealth of industry information at a very detailed level including: turnover, value-added, production, operating surplus, employment, labour costs and investment to name but a few, broken down by sector and business size classes.

The Analysis of Linear Economic Systems

Author:Christian Bidard,Guido Erreygers

Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:100011581X

Total Pages:268

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Maurice Potron (1872-1942), a French Jesuit mathematician, constructed and analyzed a highly original, but virtually unknown economic model. This book presents translated versions of all his economic writings, preceded by a long introduction which sketches his life and environment based on extensive archival research and family documents. Potron had no education in economics and almost no contact with the economists of his time. His primary source of inspiration was the social doctrine of the Church, which had been updated at the end of the nineteenth century. Faced with the ‘economic evils’ of his time, he reacted by utilizing his talents as a mathematician and an engineer to invent and formalize a general disaggregated model in which production, employment, prices and wages are the main unknowns. He introduced four basic principles or normative conditions (‘sufficient production’, the ‘right to rest’, ‘justice in exchange’, and the ‘right to live’) to define satisfactory regimes of production and labour on the one hand, and of prices and wages on the other. He studied the conditions for the existence of these regimes, both on the quantity side and the value side, and he explored the way to implement them. This book makes it clear that Potron was the first author to develop a full input-output model, to use the Perron-Frobenius theorem in economics, to state a duality result, and to formulate the Hawkins-Simon condition. These are all techniques which now belong to the standard toolkit of economists. This book will be of interest to Economics postgraduate students and researchers, and will be essential reading for courses dealing with the history of mathematical economics in general, and linear production theory in particular.

Project Success

Author:Emanuel Camilleri

Publisher:CRC Press

ISBN:1317074858

Total Pages:324

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The issue of what defines project success (or failure) is complex and often elusive, and dependent on the perceptions of different stakeholders. In this enlightening book Emanuel Camilleri examines the key factors bearing on perceived success or failure. This book is not just about project management, it goes much deeper into the topic of project success by prescribing a project success framework. In chapters dedicated to factors such as leadership, teams, communication, information management and risk management, the author shines a light on the key behaviours in which project managers and others engage and how those behaviours predict success or failure. Practising project managers, project board members and sponsors, struggling to manage conflicting stakeholder expectations, complexity and ambiguity, will learn which factors are vital to determining successful outcomes. Finally, having highlighted the particular skills, abilities and attributes identified by the research, Dr Camilleri offers a diagnostic model for assessing an organization's preparedness for undertaking and successfully managing major projects. Project Success provides a valuable contribution to the literature on this subject, and its application delivers practical guidance that will be welcomed by project professionals at all levels.