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Michael White Challenges of the Housing Economy. An International Perspective Michael White Challenges of the Housing Economy. An International Perspective Новинка

Michael White Challenges of the Housing Economy. An International Perspective

10393.77 руб.
This timely book addresses key challenges faced by policy makers and the house-building industry in a post-credit crunch world. It examines the implications for households, the housing market, the economy, as well as for government's policy choices. Challenges of the Housing Economy: an international perspective brings together experts from around the world to examine recent housing market trends. The contributions reveal common long-term trends in housing markets worldwide. Despite differences in supply conditions and the role of planning, there is a trend toward rising house prices that has created significant barriers to home ownership for young households while increasing the wealth of older generations. The financial crisis had a differential impact on housing markets but in many countries where mortgage finance became severely constrained, house prices fell and there was a dramatic fall in housing construction. The falls in house prices in these countries have ostensibly improved affordability but the housing markets have been dominated by the lowering of loan to values applicable to new mortgages which has further raised the hurdles to potential first-time purchasers. At the same time as young households are increasingly rationed out of owner-occupation, public sector expenditure cut-backs in many countries result in limited new social housing. Instead, value for money imperatives will mean new funding models for affordable housing that require greater use of public-private partnerships. The private rented sector could potentially meet the demand for the new generation of long-term renters. However, there are doubts – in the UK at least – that this sector will be able to expand significantly or provide an appropriate type and standard of housing. This is an essential advanced text for students and researchers of land economy and land management; property and real estate; housing policy; and urban studies.
Homes, Cities and Neighbourhoods Homes, Cities and Neighbourhoods Новинка

Homes, Cities and Neighbourhoods

5534 руб.
Given current projections of population and household numbers, housing has become arguably the most important issue in planning. Likewise, planning raises arguably the most important long term issues in housing, given the environmental consequences of urban development and the use of the home."Homes, Cities and Neighbourhoods" documents the evolution of typical urban landscapes from 1900 to the present with an emphasis on contemporary issues and practice. In doing this, the book examines in detail: the role of planning in the light of different interpretations of social change; quantity and quality in housing production; urban design in relation to housing and residential areas; and finally, the management of neighbourhoods.This book is intended for all those interested in the interaction between planning, housing markets and the urban environment in Britain.
Smith Susan J. The Blackwell Companion to the Economics of Housing. The Housing Wealth of Nations Smith Susan J. The Blackwell Companion to the Economics of Housing. The Housing Wealth of Nations Новинка

Smith Susan J. The Blackwell Companion to the Economics of Housing. The Housing Wealth of Nations

18925.83 руб.
The Blackwell Companion to the Economics of Housing will help students and professionals alike to explore key elements of the housing economy: home prices, housing wealth, mortgage debt, and financial risk. Features 24 original essays, including an editorial introduction and three section overviews Includes 39 world-class authors from a mix of educational and financial organizations in the UK, Europe, Australia, and North America Broadly-based, scholarly, and accessible, serving students and professionals who wish to understand how today’s housing economy works Profiles the role and relevance of housing wealth; the mismanagement of mortgage debt; and the pitfalls and potential of hedging housing risk Key topics include: the housing price bubble and crash; the subprime mortgage crisis in the US and its aftermath; the links between housing wealth, the macroeconomy, and the welfare of home-occupiers; the mitigation of credit and housing investment risks Specific case studies help to illustrate concepts, along with new data sets and analyses to illustrate empirical points
Christine Whitehead Social Housing in Europe Christine Whitehead Social Housing in Europe Новинка

Christine Whitehead Social Housing in Europe

11722.47 руб.
All countries aim to improve housing conditions for their citizens but many have been forced by the financial crisis to reduce government expenditure. Social housing is at the crux of this tension. Policy-makers, practitioners and academics want to know how other systems work and are looking for something written in clear English, where there is a depth of understanding of the literature in other languages and direct contributions from country experts across the continent. Social Housing in Europe combines a comparative overview of European social housing written by scholars with in-depth chapters written by international housing experts. The countries covered include Austria, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, The Netherlands and Sweden, with a further chapter devoted to CEE countries other than Hungary. The book provides an up-to-date international comparison of social housing policy and practice. It offers an analysis of how the social housing system currently works in each country, supported by relevant statistics. It identifies European trends in the sector, and opportunities for innovation and improvement. These country-specific chapters are accompanied by topical thematic chapters dealing with subjects such as the role of social housing in urban regeneration, the privatisation of social housing, financing models, and the impact of European Union state aid regulations on the definitions and financing of social housing.
Exploring British Culture: Multi-level Activities about Life in the UK (+ CD-ROM) Exploring British Culture: Multi-level Activities about Life in the UK (+ CD-ROM) Новинка

Exploring British Culture: Multi-level Activities about Life in the UK (+ CD-ROM)

2911 руб.
A multi-level, photocopiable resource book about life in the UK. Exploring British Culture is a resource book of ready-to-teach lessons about life in the UK. It covers 18 key topic areas including History and Politics, Health and Housing, Work and Education, Leisure, the Media and Culture. Each topic area has 3 lessons - for Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced learners. The lessons can be adapted according to class needs and each lesson has suggestions for lesson extension activities and further study. The accompanying Audio CD features recordings of a variety of authentic accents from around the UK.
Ashok Bardhan Global Housing Markets. Crises, Policies, and Institutions Ashok Bardhan Global Housing Markets. Crises, Policies, and Institutions Новинка

Ashok Bardhan Global Housing Markets. Crises, Policies, and Institutions

6571.47 руб.
A global look at the reasons behind the recent economic collapse, and the responses to it The speculative bubble in the housing market began to burst in the United States in 2007, and has been followed by ruptures in virtually every asset market in almost every country in the world. Each country proposed a range of policy initiatives to deal with its crisis. Policies that focused upon stabilizing the housing market formed the cornerstone of many of these proposals. This internationally focused book evaluates the genesis of the housing market bubble, the global viral contagion of the crisis, and the policy initiatives undertaken in some of the major economies of the world to counteract its disastrous affects. Unlike other books on the global crisis, this guide deals with the housing sector in addition to the financial sector of individual economies. Countries in many parts of the world were players in either the financial bubble or the housing bubble, or both, but the degree of impact, outcome, and responses varied widely. This is an appropriate time to pull together the lessons from these various experiences. Reveals the housing crisis in the United States as the core of the meltdown Describes the evolution of housing markets and policies in the run-up to the crisis, their impacts, and the responses in European and Asian countries Compares experiences and linkages across countries and points to policy implications and research lessons drawn from these experiences Filled with the insights of well-known contributors with strong contacts in practice and academia, this timely guide discusses the history and evolution of the recent crisis as local to each contributor's part of the world, and examines its distinctive and common features with that of the U.S., the trajectory of its evolution, and the similarities and differences in policy response.
The Law of Merger Control in the EC and the UK The Law of Merger Control in the EC and the UK Новинка

The Law of Merger Control in the EC and the UK

5643 руб.
This up-to-date text introduces the reader to the principles and practice of merger control in the EC and the UK. It deals clearly with both of the new regimes, providing a discussion of the policy, and the relevant legislation, clarified through an analysis of pertinent cases and decisions. The book provides the non-expert reader with a thorough and accessible introduction to the subject. It deals first with matters common to both regimes, including relevant economics, and then focuses on the EC and UK systems as separate entities. In each case the text covers qualifying mergers, including principles of territorial jurisdiction, substantive tests, procedures, appeals, and third party rights, as well as the linkage between the UK and EC regimes. Substantial appendices provide most of the relevant core materials in one convenient place.
Monk Sarah Making Housing more Affordable. The role of intermediate tenures Monk Sarah Making Housing more Affordable. The role of intermediate tenures Новинка

Monk Sarah Making Housing more Affordable. The role of intermediate tenures

10961.21 руб.
The movement away from traditional rented approaches to meeting the housing needs of those on modest incomes has taken on new momentum in the latest economic cycle. This book answers some of the questions around affordable housing and low cost home ownership, and whether these intermediate tenures have the potential to play a longer term role in achieving sustainable housing markets. The editors clarify the principles on which the development of affordable housing and intermediate tenures has been based; analyse the policy instruments used to implement these ideas; and make a preliminary assessment of their longer tem value to households and governments alike. Making Housing More Affordable: the role of intermediate tenures brings together an evidence base for researchers and policy makers as they assess past experience and work to understand future options. The book draws mainly on experience of the intermediate housing market in England but also on examples of policies that have been implemented across the world. It clarifies both the challenges and the achievements of governments in providing a well operating intermediate market that can help meet the fundamental goal of ‘a decent home for every household at a price within their means’. The first section outlines the principles and practice of intermediate housing and examines the instruments and mechanisms by which it has been provided internationally. The next section estimates who might benefit from being in intermediate housing and projects the take-up of different products in the future. Section III examines the supply side and Section IV introduces some case studies of who gets what. The final section looks at how effectively the intermediate market operates over the economic cycle.
Christine Whitehead Milestones in European Housing Finance Christine Whitehead Milestones in European Housing Finance Новинка

Christine Whitehead Milestones in European Housing Finance

9075.46 руб.
This book provides evidence on how housing finance markets developed across Europe. The objective of the text is to bring together up to date material from across Europe which will help to clarify (i) how national housing finance markets have dealt with the challenges of deregulation and privatisation since the 1980s,(ii) how the financial crisis has impacted on the structure of the industry and the range of financial instruments available, (iii) how governments and the EU have responded to increasing risks and higher indebtedness in most West European countries and the need to grow new finance markets in Eastern Europe, and (iv) how changing housing finance markets impact on the capacity to provide adequate affordable housing into the future.
Julian Knight The British Citizenship Test For Dummies Julian Knight The British Citizenship Test For Dummies Новинка

Julian Knight The British Citizenship Test For Dummies

1099.01 руб.
Includes chapters 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 from the Home Office’s Life in the United Kingdom book. This fully updated edition of The British Citizenship Test For Dummies covers all the most up to date information that you need to know to pass the latest UK Government’s Life in the UK test – valid for tests taken after April 2007. With an in-depth coverage of the nation’s history, culture, customs and educational, political and social institutions, and over 300 questions to practice on, this is the perfect helping hand on your way to becoming a British citizen. The British Citizenship Test For Dummies 2nd Edition covers: Part I: Deciding to Stay in the UK. Part II: Getting to Know the Immigration and Citizenship Players. Part III: Taking Care of Immigration and Citizenship Paperwork. Part IV: Taking the Citizenship Test. Part V: Troubleshooting Your Application. Part VI: Reaping the Rewards of Citizenship. Part VII: Ten Helpful For Dummies Books. Appendix A: Revision Material for the Life in the UK Test. Appendix B: Sample Questions and Answers for the Life in the UK Test. Index
Harris Beider Race, Housing and Community. Perspectives on Policy and Practice Harris Beider Race, Housing and Community. Perspectives on Policy and Practice Новинка

Harris Beider Race, Housing and Community. Perspectives on Policy and Practice

2201.96 руб.
This book provides an important new contribution to debates around housing policy and its impact on community cohesion. There has never been a more prescient time to discuss these concepts: the book provides an interpretation of housing, race and community cohesion in a highly politicized and fluid policy context. It is designed to initiate discussion and debate but this should not be esoteric and limited to a group of academics. Rather the objective is to bridge academic and policy audiences in the hope that this fusion provides a basis for a new agenda to discuss these topics. Race and community have been key features of social housing policy over the last 20 years with many high-profile interventions, from the proactive approach by the Housing Corporation to support black and minority ethnic housing associations, to the influential Cantle Report documenting segregation in towns and cities following riots, and the National Housing Federation led Race & Housing Inquiry leading to sector wide recommendations to achieve equality. However, volume of policy interventions and reports has not been matched by academic outputs that co-ordinate, integrate and critically analyse 'race', housing and community. Housing, Race & Community Cohesion is the first systematic overview of 'race', housing and community during this tumultuous period. The material presented is robust and research based but also directly engages with issues around policy and delivery. It is designed to reflect the interests both of the academic research community and policy makers on both sides of the Atlantic. It is not rooted to specific policy interventions that could quickly date but instead focuses on developing new ways to analyse difficult issues that will help both students and practitioners now and in the future.
Adam Hart-Davis Talking Science Adam Hart-Davis Talking Science Новинка

Adam Hart-Davis Talking Science

3154.31 руб.
Adam Hart Davis has interviewed some of the most influential scientists and thinkers of our time. In this fascinating insight into modern science he presents the stories behind the science, the difficulties behind the discoveries and the future of the findings, as explained by the people themselves. Adam Hart Davis talks with: Jocelyn Bell Burnell (Bath, UK) Sir Michael Berry (Bristol, UK) Colleen Cavanaugh (Harvard, US) Richard Dawkins (Oxford, UK) . Loren Graham (MIT, US) Richard Gregory (Bristol, UK) Eric Lander (MIT, US) Lord May of Oxford (UK) John Maynard Smith (Sussex, UK) Rosalind Picard (MIT, US) Peter Raven (St Louis, US) Sir Martin Rees (Cambridge, UK) Eugenie Scott (Oakland, US) Lewis Wolpert (UCL, UK)
New Opportunities UK/US New Opportunities UK/US Новинка

New Opportunities UK/US

888 руб.
Opportunities UK/US DVD/Video is a collection of mini documentaries that give students an insight into the life of teenagers in the UK and US and is ideal for students using Opportunities at Elementary level and above. This Workbook accompanies the DVD/Video and includes, Before, While and After Watching exercises, plus extension activities and projects. It also includes tape scripts of all the episodes.
Michael Barkham Developing and Delivering Practice-Based Evidence. A Guide for the Psychological Therapies Michael Barkham Developing and Delivering Practice-Based Evidence. A Guide for the Psychological Therapies Новинка

Michael Barkham Developing and Delivering Practice-Based Evidence. A Guide for the Psychological Therapies

9999.32 руб.
Developing and Delivering Practice-based Evidence promotes a range of methodological approaches to complement traditional evidence-based practice in the field of psychological therapies. Represents the first UK text to offer a coherent and programmatic approach to expand traditional trials methodology in the field of psychological therapies by utilizing evidence gained by practitioners Includes contributions from UK and US scientist-practitioners who are leaders in their field Features content appropriate for practitioners working alone, in groups, and for psychological therapy services
Karen Kubey Housing as Intervention. Architecture towards social equity Karen Kubey Housing as Intervention. Architecture towards social equity Новинка

Karen Kubey Housing as Intervention. Architecture towards social equity

2461.94 руб.
Across the world, the housing crisis is escalating. Mass migration to cities has led to rapid urbanisation on an unprecedented scale, while the withdrawal of public funding from social housing provision in Western countries, and widening income inequality, have further compounded the situation. In prosperous US and European cities, middle- and low-income residents are being pushed out of housing markets increasingly dominated by luxury investors. The average London tenant, for example, now pays an unaffordable 49 per cent of his or her pre-tax income in rent. Parts of the developing world and areas of forced migration are experiencing insufficient affordable housing stock coupled with rapidly shifting ways of life. In response to this context, forward-thinking architects are taking the lead with a collaborative approach. By partnering with allied fields, working with residents, developing new forms of housing, and leveraging new funding systems and policies, they are providing strategic leadership for what many consider to be our cities’ most pressing crisis. Amidst growing economic and health disparities, this issue of AD asks how housing projects, and the design processes behind them, might be interventions towards greater social equity, and how collaborative work in housing might reposition the architectural profession at large. Contributors include: Cynthia Barton, Deborah Gans, and Rosamund Palmer; Neeraj Bhatia and Antje Steinmuller; Dana Cuff; Fatou Dieye; Robert Fishman; Na Fu; Paul Karakusevic; Kaja Kühl and Julie Behrens; Matthew Gordon Lasner; Meir Lobaton Corona; Marc Norman; Julia Park; Brian Phillips and Deb Katz; Pollyanna Rhee; Emily Schmidt and Rosalie Genevro Featured architects: Architects for Social Housing, Shigeru Ban Architects, Tatiana Bilbao ESTUDIO, cityLAB, Frédéric Druot Architecture, ERA Architects, GANS studio, Garrison Architects, HOWOGE, Interface Studio Architects, Karakusevic Carson Architects, Lacaton & Vassal, Light Earth Designs, NHDM, PYATOK architecture + urban design, Urbanus, and Urban Works Agency
Jane Kelly Accounting Workbook For Dummies Jane Kelly Accounting Workbook For Dummies Новинка

Jane Kelly Accounting Workbook For Dummies

1834.97 руб.
Want to become an accountant? Own a small business but need help balancing your books? Worried about managing your finances under the cloud of the recession? This hands-on workbook gets you up to speed with the basics of business accounting, including reading financial reports, establishing budgets, controlling cash flow, and making wise financial decisions. The question and answer sections encourage you to find your own solutions to challenging accounting problems – and there's plenty of space to scribble your workings out! Accounting Workbook For Dummies is the only book that makes truly light work of the financial fundamentals that many businesspeople try to bluff their way through every day. Accounting Workbook For Dummies, UK Edition covers: Part I: Business Accounting Basics Chapter 1: Elements of Business Accounting Chapter 2: Financial Effects of Transactions Chapter 3: Getting Started in the Bookkeeping Cycle Chapter 4: The Bookkeeping Cycle: Adjusting and Closing Entries Part II: Preparing Financial Statements Chapter 5: The Effects and Reporting of Profit Chapter 6: Reporting Financial Condition in the Balance Sheet Chapter 7: Coupling the Profit & Loss Statement and Balance Sheet Chapter 8: Reporting Cash Flows and Changes in Owners' Equity Chapter 9: Choosing Accounting Methods Part III: Managerial, Manufacturing, and Capital Accounting Chapter 10: Analysing Profit Behavior Chapter 11: Manufacturing Cost Accounting Chapter 12: Figuring Out Interest and Return on Investment Part IV: The Part of Tens Chapter 13: Ten Things You Should Know About Business Financial Statements Chapter 14: A Ten-Point Checklist for Management Accountants Main changes in the UK edition include: UK Accounting practice Currency UK institutions – Inland Revenue and Customs and Excise etc National Insurance, PAYE UK taxation and VAT Partnerships and Limited company information UK legal practice UK specific forms UK specific case studies
David Edwardson The last word David Edwardson The last word Новинка

David Edwardson The last word

33 руб.
Actions of this story take place in the UK. A victim dies in a luxurious estate, saying the only word before death. What it means and which consequences await the person who heard it is a thing to discover.
Александр Невзоров Mean equality. Collection of poems Александр Невзоров Mean equality. Collection of poems Новинка

Александр Невзоров Mean equality. Collection of poems

40 руб.
The collection is called «Dirty equality» after the name of the first poem. And indeed, the Constitution provides equal rights for all citizens, but not everyone can realize them. Article of the Constitution No. 40 guarantees the right of citizens to housing. And where is it, is this right? The city line in St. Petersburg has been standing for 37 years, today give (if given, of course) housing for those who stood in line until 1980.
Макбелл К. Фотоальбом: London Макбелл К. Фотоальбом: London Новинка

Макбелл К. Фотоальбом: London

311 руб.
Born in 1985 in Saint-Petersburg, Russia, Xenia McBell currently lives and works in London. She studied Philology at Saint Petersburg State University, Russia (2005); Economics at the University of Surrey, Guildford, UK (2009); and Photography at the London College of Communication, UK (2010). Photography is a self-thought passion. Inspired by the works of authors such as Sarah Moon, Diane Arbus, Peter Witkin and Paolo Roversi, she experiments with collage, photo-montage and light drawing techniques, and focuses her photographic practice on catching ephemeral moments of reality, trying to express the subconscious.
Victor Regnier Housing Design for an Increasingly Older Population. Redefining Assisted Living for the Mentally and Physically Frail Victor Regnier Housing Design for an Increasingly Older Population. Redefining Assisted Living for the Mentally and Physically Frail Новинка

Victor Regnier Housing Design for an Increasingly Older Population. Redefining Assisted Living for the Mentally and Physically Frail

5585.75 руб.
“Longer lifespans and the needs of the oldest old are challenging the senior living industry to find bold and compassionate solutions to combine programs and services with housing. Victor Regnier's latest research provides a thoughtful and insightful roadmap that arrays new ways of thinking from small-scale settings to community based options. International case studies offer possible solutions with the best thinking from around the globe…all with Vic's unique perspective of extracting themes and concepts that are broadly applicable and essential to addressing the needs of those that live on life's fragile edge.” —David Hoglund, FAIA “Supporting the independence of the oldest-old is a tough problem Victor Regnier addresses in his latest book on aging and housing. Like previous work, Victor relies on the best practices of northern Europeans to outline a three-prong approach. First, providing extremely comprehensive home care services in an «apartment for life» setting. Second, reforming the conventional nursing home by exploring small group style accommodations. Third, combining new technology with community based services to age in place. Case studies document the experiences of others in making these programs work here and abroad. The magnitude of the 90+ and 100+ population increases in the next 50 years make it clear how important it is to address this concern today.” —Edward Steinfeld Darch “The movement of health care from the institution to the home is a theme that Regnier identifies as one of the most important lessons in rethinking the issue of how to support the ever growing and increasingly aged older population here and abroad. He examines simple but profound approaches we can take in making long-term care a more humane proposition. Familiar themes like humanizing technology and optimizing the impact of the natural environment are brought together with clear policy thinking about what we need to do. The timing is good because the impact of this growing segment of society will have major repercussions on health care for the next 50-70 years.” —Stephan Verderber, Ph.D. A comprehensive guide to designing housing for the world’s aging population The dilemma of helping older people maintain their independence through better housing with services is growing. This book presents innovative solutions for those who create and provide housing for the world’s increasingly longer-living population. By focusing on three specific housing and service arrangements, it offers alternatives that provide greater freedom of choice than the current living arrangements that exist today. It presents selected examples of housing and service solutions from the US, Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands to stimulate thinking about the possibilities of community-based service models. Housing Design for an Increasingly Older Population looks at a trio of options for housing the “oldest-old:” the Dutch Apartment/Condo for Life Model (AFL); decentralized Small/Green Houses; and the provision of enhanced personal and health care for people who want to stay in their own home. It offers unique and eye-opening chapters covering: what older people want; what age changes affect independence; demographics and living arrangements; how long-term care is defined; concepts and objectives for housing the frail; care giving and management practices that avoid an institutional lifestyle; innovative case studies; programs that encourage staying at home with service assistance; therapeutic use of outdoor spaces; how technology will help people stay independent; and more. Based on the author’s numerous conversations with other experts, as well as his examinations of high quality settings from Northern Europe and the US Building case study examp
Oz Clarke Weine aus aller Welt Oz Clarke Weine aus aller Welt Новинка

Oz Clarke Weine aus aller Welt

250 руб.
In 1982, Clarke won the last World Wine Tasting Championship, a wine tasting event that has not been active since the year.[4]Clarke has written several award-winning books, and is generally regarded as the New World champion who led Britain's wine revolution in the 1990s and 2000s,[5] but he is also a passionate supporter of the Old World classics, in particular Bordeaux wine. Clarke has appeared on numerous radio and TV shows, including Food and Drink, the long-running BBC Food show, for which he became well known in the UK for his stint as the wine expert alongside Jilly Goolden, and A Question of Taste and The Wine Programme for BBC Radio 4. He made three successful BBC TV series with James May: Oz and James's Big Wine Adventure in France and California, and Oz and James Drink to Britain.[6] The comedian Hugh Dennis was later brought into this concept as Oz and Hugh Drink to Christmas was broadcast in 2009, and the later series, Oz and Hugh Raise the Bar, was broadcast over the Christmas period in 2010.Clarke stated in Oz and James's Big Wine Adventure that he was banned from the Champagne region of France in the 1990s for having made statements suggesting that Champagne was deteriorating in value while rising in price.[citation needed]In November 2008 a survey by the wine industry consultancy firm Wine Intelligence was made public, having polled the views of more than 1,500 regular UK wine drinkers. Results show that Clarke was the most recognised wine critic in the UK.[...
Michael Rowlinson Practical Guide to the NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract Michael Rowlinson Practical Guide to the NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract Новинка

Michael Rowlinson Practical Guide to the NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract

8007.76 руб.
Launched in 1993, the NEC Engineering and Construction Contract has become one of the UK's leading standard forms of contract for major construction and civil engineering projects. The third edition, popularly known as NEC3, is a process based contract embodying project and commercial management best practice, so its basic philosophy differs from the more adversarial approach of other standard construction contracts. Since the first edition of this book, the third edition of the contract has seen the introduction of a new secondary option for use in the UK and amendments to a number of clauses. In addition, in September 2011, changes were introduced to cater for the amendments to the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 contained in the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009, which became effective for all new contracts entered into from 1 October 2011. These amendments have been incorporated into the text. A Practical Guide to the NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract will be useful to everyone in the construction industry working on a project under this contract. It will be of interest to the complete construction supply chain, including employers, construction professions, contractors and sub-contractors, as well as consultants and lawyers advising any of these parties, either in the preparation of contract documentation or the day to day management or the resolution of problem situations which may arise.
John Lindeman Unlocking the Property Market. The 7 Keys to Property Investment Success John Lindeman Unlocking the Property Market. The 7 Keys to Property Investment Success Новинка

John Lindeman Unlocking the Property Market. The 7 Keys to Property Investment Success

1575.64 руб.
The 7 keys to property investment success Brimming with fresh content designed to suit current trends in the market, Unlocking the Property Market shares expert property market analyst John Lindeman's tips and techniques on where to buy, what to buy, how much to pay, and when to sell. Written with your needs in mind, Lindeman reveals the seven keys to property investment success and shows you how to unlock the property market's secrets. The media talks up a housing market boom one minute and then warns of a crash the next, but the housing market's behaviour is predictable. Housing prices move slowly upwards, and then they stagnate for some years—and may even fall for a year or two. However, there are always suburbs in any market that go against the grain and offer property investors a chance to secure the highest returns in the shortest possible time in any market condition. To find these properties, follow John Lindeman in Unlocking the Property Market and successfully discover the seven keys to property investment success including: Understand how the market works and find locations with the best growth potential Know where and when to buy and the best time to sell Narrow down your property search, decide what to buy and determine how much to pay. If you're a private housing investor or just starting out in the field looking for authoritative, accessible information on the topic, Unlocking the Property Market gives you the confidence and know-how to successfully obtain the best possible results from property investment.
Tom Woolley Low Impact Building. Housing using Renewable Materials Tom Woolley Low Impact Building. Housing using Renewable Materials Новинка

Tom Woolley Low Impact Building. Housing using Renewable Materials

7889.12 руб.
This guide to the designs, technologies and materials that really make green buildings work will help architects, specifiers and clients make informed choices, based on reliable technical information. Low Impact Building: Housing using Renewable Materials is about changing the way we build houses to reduce their ‘carbon’ footprint and to minimise environmental damage. One of the ways this can be done is by reducing the energy and environmental impact of the materials and resources used to construct buildings by choosing alternative products and systems. In particular, we need to recognise the potential for using natural and renewable construction materials as a way to reduce both carbon emissions but also build in a more benign and healthy way. This book is an account of some attempts to introduce this into mainstream house construction and the problems and obstacles that need to be overcome to gain wider acceptance of genuinely environmental construction methods. The book explores the nature of renewable materials in depth: where do they come from, what are they made of and how do they get into the construction supply chain? The difference between artisan and self-build materials like earth and straw, and more highly processed and manufactured products such as wood fibre insulation boards is explored. The author then gives an account of the Renewable House Programme in the UK explaining how it came about and how it was funded and managed by Government agencies. He analyses 12 case studies of projects from the Programme, setting out the design and methods of construction, buildability, environmental assessment tools used in the design, performance in terms of energy, air tightness, carbon footprint and post-occupancy issues. The policy context of energy and sustainability in the UK, Europe and the rest of the world is subjected to a critical examination to show how this affects the use of natural and renewable materials in the market for insulation and other construction materials. The debate over energy usage and embodied energy is discussed, as this is central to the reason why even many environmentally progressive people ignore the case for natural and renewable materials. The book offers a discussion of building physics and science, considering energy performance, moisture, durability, health and similar issues. A critical evaluation of assessment, accreditation and labelling of materials and green buildings is central to this as well as a review of some of the key research in the field.
Steven Collings Interpretation and Application of UK GAAP. For Accounting Periods Commencing On or After 1 January 2015 Steven Collings Interpretation and Application of UK GAAP. For Accounting Periods Commencing On or After 1 January 2015 Новинка

Steven Collings Interpretation and Application of UK GAAP. For Accounting Periods Commencing On or After 1 January 2015

4600.03 руб.
Get up to date on the latest UK GAAP, with practical application guidance Interpretation and Application of UK GAAP is a comprehensive, practical guide to applying UK GAAP at all levels, for accounting periods commencing on or after January 1, 2015. This book examines all of the core principles for every business, from subsidiaries of major listed companies right down to the very small, owner-managed business. Each chapter includes a list of relevant disclosure requirements to facilitate understanding, and real-world examples bring theory to life to provide guidance toward everyday application. Readers gain practical insight into the preparation of accounts under the EU-adopted IFRS, FRSs 100, 101, and 102, the FRSSE, and the Companies Act 2006, with expert guidance as to which requirements apply in which situations, and to which companies, and the type of disclosure each scenario requires. The book also includes detailed analysis of the planned changes to the Small Companies' Regime which are scheduled to take effect in 2016. With sweeping changes coming into effect from January 1st 2015, financial statement preparers must have a sound appreciation of how the new UK GAAP works. This book provides a complete guide, with the latest regulations and straightforward advice on usage. Understand UK GAAP application at all levels Learn how to handle all relevant key accounting treatments Refer to complete disclosure requirement lists for each topic Get up to date on the latest area-specific practices With new accounting practices in many broad areas including investment property, inventory valuations, deferred tax, fixed assets, and more, auditors and accountants need an awareness of how the new financial reporting regime will affect them. Interpretation and Application of UK GAAP is the most comprehensive reference, with the latest information and practical guidance.
Jayne County And The Electric Chairs: Man Enough To Be A Woman Jayne County And The Electric Chairs: Man Enough To Be A Woman Новинка

Jayne County And The Electric Chairs: Man Enough To Be A Woman

627 руб.
A veteran of the New York performance-art scene, transvestite Wayne County first headed to London, England in the mid-seventies, attracted by the burgeoning Punk scene. His first band, Queen Elizabeth, were short lived, his next, the Backstreet Boys, recorded an album in New York only to see it never released, although tracks did turn up on the Max's Kansas City album (a favourite of the late UK DJ John Peel). By 1976 Wayne was back in the UK with a new outfit, the Electric Chairs, who rapidly became one of the most booked bands on the UK punk circuit. The following year they were to record their most notorious track, F*ck Off!, which was released as a single and sold very well indeed. The critically and commercially successful Storm the Gates of Hell LP really put The Electric Chairs on the map, and they became international cult favourites. In 1980 Wayne decided it was time to address his gender issues once and for all, and following surgery he became Jayne County. During the 80's Jayne moved to Berlin, performing on the underground circuit, and virtually disappearing from the public eye. By the mid-nineties the UK Punk revival was in full swing and Jayne was tempted out of obscurity to form a revamped Electric Chairs and once more hit the stage doing what she did best. As lewd and irreverent as she had been twenty years earlier, Jayne introduced a whole new generation to her tasteless, gender bending, trashy world and in the process won herself a new fan base, leading to t...
John Coutts Loft Conversions John Coutts Loft Conversions Новинка

John Coutts Loft Conversions

5989.24 руб.
Pressure on space and changes in planning law mean that loft conversions are now at the forefront in the race to improve the performance of Britain's ageing housing stock. Since 1990, roof space conversions have increased UK housing capacity by more than 200 million square feet – a living area equivalent to a medium-sized city – without the loss of a single square foot of greenfield land. Loft Conversions is the definitive technical guide to the conversion of roof spaces in single family dwellings. It brings together a wealth of practical and regulatory guidance in a form that is easy to read and comprehensively illustrated. This fully revised and updated second edition is intended primarily for architects, builders, surveyors and others professionally involved in the process of loft conversion. The insights it provides are also invaluable to self-builders and to householders wishing to achieve a deeper understanding of what a loft conversion involves.
Chambers Primary Dictionary HB Chambers Primary Dictionary HB Новинка

Chambers Primary Dictionary HB

437 руб.
Definitions are worded so that children at all levels can understand them easily and examples have been carefully chosen to make the meaning and use of words totally clear. Extra notes on difficult words help children to learn the correct spelling. Word classes, prefixes and suffixes and formal and informal uses are highlighted so children can learn and recognize different language features. Designed in colour for ease of use, with a large, easy-to-read font, Chambers Primary Dictionary complements the curriculum for all children in the UK aged 7-11. Complements the curriculum for all children in the UK aged 7-11: - Renewed Primary Framework in England and Wales - Revised Key Stage 2 Curriculum in Northern Ireland -
Crook Tony Transforming Private Landlords. housing, markets and public policy Crook Tony Transforming Private Landlords. housing, markets and public policy Новинка

Crook Tony Transforming Private Landlords. housing, markets and public policy

10488.07 руб.
This book explores the origins, extent and implications of this revival in the fortunes of private landlordism. It presents an in-depth, scholarly analysis of private landlords, the rationales for and ways in which governments have sought to revitalise investment in residential lettings, and their success in doing so. It also assesses the extent to which landlordism has been transformed in recent years and the lessons for policy that can be learned from this experience. The book draws on the extensive research into private landlords conducted by the authors over the past two decades. This includes projects funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the predecessor departments to the Department for Communities and Local Government, Scottish Homes, and the Economic and Social Research Council. It fills a major gap in the literature about an important actor in housing provision and the built environment. Most of the recent work on private landlords has been published as research reports and there is a lack of book length scholarly study aimed at an academic rather than a policy audience.
Valerio Lucarini Extremes and Recurrence in Dynamical Systems Valerio Lucarini Extremes and Recurrence in Dynamical Systems Новинка

Valerio Lucarini Extremes and Recurrence in Dynamical Systems

8596.48 руб.
Written by a team of international experts, Extremes and Recurrence in Dynamical Systems presents a unique point of view on the mathematical theory of extremes and on its applications in the natural and social sciences. Featuring an interdisciplinary approach to new concepts in pure and applied mathematical research, the book skillfully combines the areas of statistical mechanics, probability theory, measure theory, dynamical systems, statistical inference, geophysics, and software application. Emphasizing the statistical mechanical point of view, the book introduces robust theoretical embedding for the application of extreme value theory in dynamical systems. Extremes and Recurrence in Dynamical Systems also features: • A careful examination of how a dynamical system can serve as a generator of stochastic processes • Discussions on the applications of statistical inference in the theoretical and heuristic use of extremes • Several examples of analysis of extremes in a physical and geophysical context • A final summary of the main results presented along with a guide to future research projects • An appendix with software in Matlab® programming language to help readers to develop further understanding of the presented concepts Extremes and Recurrence in Dynamical Systems is ideal for academics and practitioners in pure and applied mathematics, probability theory, statistics, chaos, theoretical and applied dynamical systems, statistical mechanics, geophysical fluid dynamics, geosciences and complexity science. VALERIO LUCARINI, PhD, is Professor of Theoretical Meteorology at the University of Hamburg, Germany and Professor of Statistical Mechanics at the University of Reading, UK. DAVIDE FARANDA, PhD, is Researcher at the Laboratoire des science du climat et de l’environnement, IPSL, CEA Saclay, Université Paris-Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette, France. ANA CRISTINA GOMES MONTEIRO MOREIRA DE FREITAS, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Economics at the University of Porto, Portugal. JORGE MIGUEL MILHAZES DE FREITAS, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics of the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Porto, Portugal. MARK HOLLAND, PhD, is Senior Lecturer in Applied Mathematics in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences at the University of Exeter, UK. TOBIAS KUNA, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Reading, UK. MATTHEW NICOL, PhD, is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Houston, USA. MIKE TODD, PhD, is Lecturer in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. SANDRO VAIENTI, PhD, is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Toulon and Researcher at the Centre de Physique Théorique, France.
Andrea Chenier: Teatro Alla Scala Andrea Chenier: Teatro Alla Scala Новинка

Andrea Chenier: Teatro Alla Scala

649 руб.
Set in Paris immediately before and during the French Revolution, Andrea Chenier is Giordano's passionate and most successful opera. Jose Carreras stars in the title role as the idealistic poet of the French Revolution, and Maddalena, the object of Chenier's adoration, is portrayed by Hungarian soprano Eva Marton. A servant-turned-revolutionary, Gerard, also loves Maddalena, and when he is elevated to the revolutionary court, he wreaks his revenge against Chenier who is condemned to death - Maddalena joins him in his cell and they go to the guillotine together.Gerard, torn between political and amorous loyalties, is the Italian baritone Piera Cappuccilli. Act I - A Winter Evening, 1789, At The Chateau De CoignyAct II - An Afternoon In June 1794, In ParisAct III - A Revolutionary Court Roon Some Weeks LaterAct IV - Courtyard Of The Prison
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Muse: The Road To The Top

1019 руб.
Having achieved the kind of critical respect and commercial success in the 21st century that Radiohead did in the decade before, Muse are without doubt this generation's finest UK rock band, and they remain the most challenging act in existence today.This film investigates and documents the early career of Muse and with the use of rare band footage, exclusive interviews and contributions from the group's closest confidantes, plus location shoots, seldom seen photographs and a host of other features, provides the most accurate, enlightening and entertaining documentary to date about this dynamic trio.
Martin Cohen Philosophy For Dummies Martin Cohen Philosophy For Dummies Новинка

Martin Cohen Philosophy For Dummies

1834.97 руб.
Confused by metaphysics? In a muddle with aesthetics? Intimidated by Kant? Then look no further! Philosophy For Dummies, UK Edition is a complete crash-course in philosophical thought, covering key philosophers, philosophical history and theory and the big questions that affect us today. Tying in with standard UK curricula and including core topics such as logic, ethics and political philosophy, this impartial, expert guide cuts through the jargon to give you the facts. Whether you're a philosophy student or a complete beginner, Philosophy For Dummies, UK Edition will get you thinking and talking about philosophy in no time, and with maximum confidence.
Steven Maras Objectivity in Journalism Steven Maras Objectivity in Journalism Новинка

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5516.09 руб.
Objectivity in journalism is a key topic for debate in media, communication and journalism studies, and has been the subject of intensive historical and sociological research. In the first study of its kind, Steven Maras surveys the different viewpoints and perspectives on objectivity. Going beyond a denunciation or defence of journalistic objectivity, Maras critically examines the different scholarly and professional arguments made in the area. Structured around key questions, the book considers the origins and history of objectivity, its philosophical influences, the main objections and defences, and questions of values, politics and ethics. This book examines debates around objectivity as a transnational norm, focusing on the emergence of objectivity in the US, while broadening out discussion to include developments around objectivity in the UK, Australia, Asia and other regions.
Tony Crook Planning Gain. Providing Infrastructure and Affordable Housing Tony Crook Planning Gain. Providing Infrastructure and Affordable Housing Новинка

Tony Crook Planning Gain. Providing Infrastructure and Affordable Housing

9609.31 руб.
Winner of the Royal Town Planning Institute award for research excellence This critical examination of the development and implementation of planning gain is timely given recent changes to the economic and policy environment. The book looks both at the British context as well as experience in other developed economies and takes stock of how the policy has evolved. It examines the rationale for planning gain, how it has delivered substantial funds for infrastructure and affordable housing and, in the light of this, how it might continue to play a role in the funding of these. It also draws on overseas experience, for example on impact fees and public sector land assembly. It looks at lessons from the past for future policy, both for Britain and for countries overseas. Mechanisms to tap development value are also a global phenomenon in developed market economies – whether through formal taxation or negotiated contributions. As fiscal austerity becomes an increasingly challenging issue, ‘planning gain’ has grown in importance as a potential source of funding for infrastructure and new affordable housing, with many countries keen to examine, learn from, and adapt the experience of others. a critical commentary of planning gain as a policy timely post credit crunch analysis addresses recent planning policy changes
Stephen Pryke Social Network Analysis in Construction Stephen Pryke Social Network Analysis in Construction Новинка

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6781.76 руб.
The objective of the book is to make accessible the ways in which social network analysis (SNA) may be used to observe, monitor and analyse systems and relationships in major construction project coalitions. Although this has been an established analytical technique in the US for some time, it is only now being developed in the UK. Having spent nearly two decades investigating major project relationships using SNA, the author has brought together mathematical and sociological methods, and major project relationships in a manner that will inspire both academic interest and a desire to apply these concepts and techniques to live construction projects. Case studies include projects from two of the UKs largest property developers, the UK Ministry of Defence and a County Council. SNA is innovative – but potentially inaccessible to project management analysts and practitioners. This book will provide clear and relevant explanation and illustration of the possibilities of using SNA in a major project environment. In addition to offering the potential; for sophisticated retrospective analysis of a wide range of systems associated with construction and engineering project coalitions, the author looks at how we might apply the network analysis findings to the design and management of project and supply chain networks.
Paul Muolo Chain of Blame. How Wall Street Caused the Mortgage and Credit Crisis Paul Muolo Chain of Blame. How Wall Street Caused the Mortgage and Credit Crisis Новинка

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1177.79 руб.
An updated and revised look at the truth behind America's housing and mortgage bubbles In the summer of 2007, the subprime empire that Wall Street had built all came crashing down. On average, fifty lenders a month were going bust-and the people responsible for the crisis included not just unregulated loan brokers and con artists, but also investment bankers and home loan institutions traditionally perceived as completely trustworthy. Chain of Blame chronicles this incredible disaster, with a specific focus on the players who participated in such a fundamentally flawed fiasco. In it, authors Paul Muolo and Mathew Padilla reveal the truth behind how this crisis occurred, including what individuals and institutions were doing during this critical time, and who is ultimately responsible for what happened. Discusses the latest revelations in the housing and mortgage crisis, including the SEC's charging of Angelo Mozilo Two well-regarded financial journalists familiar with the events that have taken place chronicle the crisis in detail, showing what happened as well as what lies ahead Discusses how the world's largest investment banks, homeowners, lenders, credit rating agencies, underwriters, and investors all became entangled in the subprime mess Intriguing and informative, Chain of Blame is a compelling story of greed and avarice, one in which many are responsible, but few are willing to admit their mistakes.
Silent Weapon: A Street Soldier Novel Silent Weapon: A Street Soldier Novel Новинка

Silent Weapon: A Street Soldier Novel

368 руб.
A high-speed chase through the backstreets of Lagos and an unexpected bomb explosion in the jungle – it’s all in a day’s work for soldier Sean Harker.Looking forward to a well-earned break back home, Sean and his platoon fly back to the UK, only to find themselves fighting their way out of an airport hostage situation, and the country on high terrorist alert.
Steve Beckett T. Beckett's Industrial Chocolate Manufacture and Use Steve Beckett T. Beckett's Industrial Chocolate Manufacture and Use Новинка

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23249.93 руб.
Since the publication of the first edition of Industrial Chocolate Manufacture and Use in 1988, it has become the leading technical book for the industry. From the beginning it was recognised that the complexity of the chocolate industry means that no single person can be an expert in every aspect of it. For example, the academic view of a process such as crystallisation can be very different from that of a tempering machine operator, so some topics have more than one chapter to take this into account. It is also known that the biggest selling chocolate, in say the USA, tastes very different from that in the UK, so the authors in the book were chosen from a wide variety of countries making the book truly international. Each new edition is a mixture of updates, rewrites and new topics. In this book the new subjects include artisan or craft scale production, compound chocolates and sensory. This book is an essential purchase for all those involved in the manufacture, use and sale of chocolate containing products, especially for confectionery and chocolate scientists, engineers and technologists working both in industry and academia. The new edition also boasts two new co-editors, Mark Fowler and Greg Ziegler, both of whom have contributed chapters to previous editions of the book. Mark Fowler has had a long career at Nestle UK, working in Cocoa and Chocolate research and development – he is retiring in 2013. Greg Ziegler is a professor in the food science department at Penn State University in the USA.
Senay Solak Decision Science for Housing and Community Development. Localized and Evidence-Based Responses to Distressed Housing and Blighted Communities Senay Solak Decision Science for Housing and Community Development. Localized and Evidence-Based Responses to Distressed Housing and Blighted Communities Новинка

Senay Solak Decision Science for Housing and Community Development. Localized and Evidence-Based Responses to Distressed Housing and Blighted Communities

8987.22 руб.
A multidisciplinary approach to problem-solving in community-based organizations using decision models and operations research applications A comprehensive treatment of public-sector operations research and management science, Decision Science for Housing and Community Development: Localized and Evidence-Based Responses to Distressed Housing and Blighted Communities addresses critical problems in urban housing and community development through a diverse set of decision models and applications. The book represents a bridge between theory and practice and is a source of collaboration between decision and data scientists and planners, advocates, and community practitioners. The book is motivated by the needs of community-based organizations to respond to neighborhood economic and social distress, represented by foreclosed, abandoned, and blighted housing, through community organizing, service provision, and local development. The book emphasizes analytic approaches that increase the ability of local practitioners to act quickly, thoughtfully, and effectively. By doing so, practitioners can design and implement responses that reflect stakeholder values associated with healthy and sustainable communities; that benefit from increased organizational capacity for evidence-based responses; and that result in solutions that represent improvements over the status quo according to multiple social outcome measures. Featuring quantitative and qualitative analytic methods as well as prescriptive and exploratory decision modeling, the book also includes: Discussions of the principles of decision theory and descriptive analysis to describe ways to identify and quantify values and objectives for community development Mathematical programming applications for real-world problem solving in foreclosed housing acquisition and redevelopment Applications of case studies and community-engaged research principles to analytics and decision modeling Decision Science for Housing and Community Development: Localized and Evidence-Based Responses to Distressed Housing and Blighted Communities is an ideal textbook for upper-undergraduate and graduate-level courses in decision models and applications; humanitarian logistics; nonprofit operations management; urban operations research; public economics; performance management; urban studies; public policy; urban and regional planning; and systems design and optimization. The book is also an excellent reference for academics, researchers, and practitioners in operations research, management science, operations management, systems engineering, policy analysis, city planning, and data analytics.
Chris Bray Backgammon For Dummies Chris Bray Backgammon For Dummies Новинка

Chris Bray Backgammon For Dummies

984.12 руб.
A comprehensive and fun guide to Backgammon! Backgammon is one of the oldest games in the world, the origins of which date back some 5000 years – and it's still going strong. It enjoyed a huge resurgence in the 1970s, and then again in the 1990s with the popularity of the Internet, where millions of people play tournaments online every day. Today, backgammon's following in the UK is huge, with a dedicated British Isles Backgammon Association, and hundreds of face-to-face tournaments taking place across the UK every year. In this book, backgammon expert Chris Bray walks you through the basics of setting up a board, opening strategies, middle and end-game tactics, and tips on when to make key moves. You'll also get to grips with basic probabilities, the doubling cube and the 25% rule. And if you want to take your gaming further, there's plenty of advice to get you started in tournament backgammon, as well as playing online. Suitable for both beginners and experienced player looking for more tips and techniques, Backgammon For Dummies includes coverage on: Starting and Playing the Game Handling the Middle Game Bearing Off (The Last Lap) Varying the Play About the author
Joan Costa-Font Reforming Long-term Care in Europe Joan Costa-Font Reforming Long-term Care in Europe Новинка

Joan Costa-Font Reforming Long-term Care in Europe

2753.43 руб.
Reforming Long-term Care in Europe offers the most up-to-date analysis of the features and developments of long-term care in Europe. Each chapter focuses on a key question in the policy debate in each country and offers a description and analysis of each system. Offers the very latest analysis of long-term care reform agendas in Europe Compares countries comparatively less studied with the experiences of reform in Germany, the UK, Netherlands and Sweden Each chapter focuses on a key question in the policy debate in each country and portrays a description and analysis of each system Contributions from a wide range of European scholars for an exceptionally broad perspective
Bertrand Renaud Dynamics of Housing in East Asia Bertrand Renaud Dynamics of Housing in East Asia Новинка

Bertrand Renaud Dynamics of Housing in East Asia

9609.31 руб.
This book is the first to evaluate the organisation, behaviour and performance of six major East Asian real estate markets. It offers a unique analysis of the growth and transformation of the real estate sector across East Asia. The authors examine the interactions between volatility in the sector and the overall stability of the economy, in particular during the Asia financial crisis of 1997-98, and the global financial crisis of 2008-09. draws on the best available theoretical and empirical literature applies analytic tools in the context of East Asian institutions and policies helps understand factors affecting resilience and stability in East Asian real estate markets.
Steve Kitchen Quality in Laboratory Hemostasis and Thrombosis Steve Kitchen Quality in Laboratory Hemostasis and Thrombosis Новинка

Steve Kitchen Quality in Laboratory Hemostasis and Thrombosis

11253.86 руб.
Quality in Laboratory Hemostasis and Thrombosis Second Edition Edited by Steve Kitchen, Clinical Scientist, Sheffield Haemophilia and Thrombosis Centre, Royal Hallamshire Hospital and Scientific Director, UK National External Quality Assessment Scheme (FQAS) for Blood Coagulation, Scientific Director, WHO and WFH International External Quality Assessment Programs for Blood Coagulation, Sheffield, UK John D Olson, Professor and Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Department of Pathology, University of Texas Health Sciences Centre, San Antonio, Texas, USA F. Eric Preston, Emeritus Professsor of Haematology, University of Sheffield and Director, WHO and WFH International External Quality Assessment Programs for Blood Coagulations, Sheffield, UK The hemostasis laboratory has a vital role in the diagnosis and management of patients with familial and acquired hemorrhagic and thrombotic disorders. Rapid changes in the number and complexity of tests in this discipline have presented challenges for laboratories, as they develop quality programs for the oversight of this testing. Quality in Laboratory Hemostasis and Thrombosis has been completely revised and updated to reflect the changing process of managing quality. The second edition provides information on all aspects of testing, from pre-analytic to analytic and result reporting, in addition to external quality assurance. Chapters throughout the book include the development of global guidelines for methods, as well as the preparation of international standard plasmas and reagents. Designed to capture the elements of quality at all levels of the practice of laboratory hemostasis and thrombosis, this book will guide the reader through the development of a quality program to support all activities in the hemostasis laboratory, both simple and complex. Titles of related interest Lee: Textbook of Hemophilia, 2e (2010) ISBN 9781405169141 Federici: Von Willebrand Disease: Basic and Clinical Aspects, 1e (2011) ISBN 9781405195126 Ma: Hemophilia and Hemostasis: A Case Based Approach to Management, 2e (2012) ISBN 9780470659762
Elliott Ian Handbook of Small Animal MRI Elliott Ian Handbook of Small Animal MRI Новинка

Elliott Ian Handbook of Small Animal MRI

5046.23 руб.
Handbook of Small Animal MRI will help you make the most of one of the greatest advancements in veterinary practice in recent years, magnetic resonance imaging. Those using the services of mobile scanners dedicated to veterinary use, as well as those in practices with their own MRI machine, will benefit from this book. It provides a clear and comprehensive account of how this important diagnostic tool works. In addition this easy reference handbook provides guidance on the interpretation of images of common clinical conditions. The book includes: • An overview of the basic principles, explaining exactly how and why MRI works and how images are produced • Easy-to-understand diagrams to explain the theory of MRI • Safety procedures • A Glossary of terms • Over 100 annotated images of MRI scans to aid diagnosis • An additional atlas of normal anatomy for MRI interpretation Written by two pioneering experts in the field with a combined experience of over 20,000 MRI studies of veterinary patients. Suitable for small animal veterinarians and veterinary students. Ian Elliott trained as a Radiographer and first became involved with MRI in late 1980s. He has worked exclusively in MRI since 1991 and, following an extensive spell scanning human patients, helped pioneer the use of the technique in veterinary practice. Ian has been involved exclusively in veterinary MRI since 2000 and has scanned many thousands of cases during this time. He currently works for Burgess Diagnostics providing MRI services to veterinary surgeons throughout UK and Ireland. Geoff Skerritt is an RCVS Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Neurology, Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Neurology and former President of the ECVN. In 1997 Geoff was one of the founders of VetMRI, the first mobile veterinary MRI facility in Europe. He is the founder and director of ChesterGates Animal Referral Hospital, a leading multi-discipline veterinary referral centre in the UK.
James Pickavance A Practical Guide to Construction Adjudication James Pickavance A Practical Guide to Construction Adjudication Новинка

James Pickavance A Practical Guide to Construction Adjudication

6940.06 руб.
In the United Kingdom, adjudication is available as a right for parties to a construction contract, following the enactment of the Housing Grants Construction and Regeneration Act 1996. In general, within a comparatively short period of time, parties in dispute will have a decision from an adjudicator, which, except in limited circumstances, the courts will enforce. Adjudication has become the number one method of dispute resolution in the construction industry. The short timescale means that a party needs to know what to do, when to do it and be able to check that the other party and the adjudicator are following the right steps. A Practical Guide to Construction Adjudication gives parties the necessary information to achieve this. It provides a straightforward overview of the process and procedure of adjudication by reference to legislation and case law, augmented with practical guidance including suggestions on what to do or not to do, drafting tips and checklists. Separate chapters for Scotland and Northern Ireland identify and explain the differences in procedure and judicial interpretation between those jurisdictions and England and Wales, and further detailed explanations of the adjudication regimes in Australia, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand and Singapore are included. Each of the chapters on jurisdictions outside England and Wales has been written by senior experts in those jurisdictions to ensure the content is accurate and insightful. There are a range of helpful appendices including a bank of model form adjudication documents and tabulated detailed comparisons of the Scheme for Construction Contracts, the other major adjudication rules, the major adjudicator nominating bodies and the UK and international regimes. Readers will particularly appreciate the most comprehensive index of adjudication cases available, sorted into 260 subject headings providing immediate access to all the reported cases on any adjudication topic.
Gavin Reid Dyslexia. A Practitioner's Handbook Gavin Reid Dyslexia. A Practitioner's Handbook Новинка

Gavin Reid Dyslexia. A Practitioner's Handbook

5042.95 руб.
The main purpose of this new edition is to incorporate the most recent theoretical and practical research in the field of dyslexia and literacy and present it in a user friendly format for Practitioners. It refers to the most recent government reports on literacy and dyslexia in a number of countries such as, USA, UK, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. Each chapter has a summary at the start and, at the end, key points and 'points to consider' are looked at.
Guo Yue Guo Yue. Music, Food And Love Guo Yue Guo Yue. Music, Food And Love Новинка

Guo Yue Guo Yue. Music, Food And Love

717 руб.
Guo Yue has a growing reputation in the UK, his adopted homeland, as a writer and a specialist in authentic Chinese cooking. But his creative roots are in music.World-renowned as a virtuoso bamboo flutes soloist, composer and arranger, this CD captures the vivid, sensual experiences of his life as a boy, growing up in the Beijing alleys before and during the Cultural Revolution. It is a musical memoir. A journey towards freedom.
The Times Guide to the House of Commons The Times Guide to the House of Commons Новинка

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1322 руб.
Compiled and written by the Times' leading political journalists, this guide offers an in-depth look at UK politics in the run-up to the general election as well as a thorough analysis of the outcome and what implications it holds for Britain beyond 2010. For the first time ever, this large-format authority on UK politics will appear in full color, proving an indispensable and enjoyable point of reference for anyone interested in the state of government in Britain. Definitive and authoritative, this study includes commentary and essays from leading Times political writers such as Matthew Parris, Ben MacIntyre, Daniel Finkelstein, and Ann Treneman, covering subjects which range from the classic "2010 Campaign" to the topical "Blair to Brown: Labor's traumatic third term." Chapters also feature an analysis of election statistics outlining which MPs have the most vulnerable majorities; new MPs; MPs by age and length of service; results by constituency - informed and pithy summaries of each MP with color photographs; series of color maps to detail election results; statistics on how the nation voted in 2005 versus 2010; and manifestos from each party.
John Lindeman Mastering the Australian Housing Market John Lindeman Mastering the Australian Housing Market Новинка

John Lindeman Mastering the Australian Housing Market

3220.02 руб.
Wanting to invest in property but don't know where or what to buy? Feeling overwhelmed by all the property market information that's available? In Mastering the Australian Housing Market property expert John Lindeman provides the information and tools you need to invest with confidence, explaining when to buy, where to buy and what to pay. He also shares some invaluable truths that will help you avoid the mistakes may investors make and get the best people results from your investments. Inside you'll discover: how the Australian housing market works how to test the information you heard about the market where to buy for high capital growth and rental returns techniques and tools to estimate property values and predict expected returns the best time to buy and sell. Easy-to-understand case studies show you how to undertake your own market analysis, using data that is freely available. Mastering the Australian Housing Market is a must-read for anyone looking to succeed on their property investment journey.
Towl Graham J. Forensic Psychology Towl Graham J. Forensic Psychology Новинка

Towl Graham J. Forensic Psychology

4885.23 руб.
Updated to reflect recent changes in the field, the 2nd Edition of Forensic Psychology presents a comprehensive overview of forensic psychology and its applications in the civil and criminal justice systems of the UK. Builds on the first edition to convey material in an engaging manner to postgraduate students in psychology Includes a significant expansion of pedagogical features, including text boxes highlighting key seminar issues and key debates in the field to further group discussion Provides an up-to-date summary of emerging evidence in the field, and its implications for evidence based practice Points to additional online learning resources at the conclusion of each chapter
Erik Stern The Value Mindset. Returning to the First Principles of Capitalist Enterprise Erik Stern The Value Mindset. Returning to the First Principles of Capitalist Enterprise Новинка

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3150.36 руб.
A groundbreaking book on building long-term wealth for stakeholders As creator of the Wealth Added Index (WAI), Stern Stewart's Erik Stern has become a beacon for creating shareholder value within the current storm of corporate malfeasance and poor performance. The Value Mindset shows readers how to develop this way of thinking by blending individual manager incentives with the proper corporate structure and the willingness to pursue value discipline over the long term. Filled with practical concepts that have proved themselves in the real world, this book shows readers how they can transform a company into an organization that can deliver value and returns to its shareholders. The Value Mindset helps readers develop this mindset-as well as implement it-by detailing the metrics that are necessary for any manager to measure and monitor value creation within the firm. Erik Stern (London, UK) is a Senior Vice President at Stern Stewart & Co., based in London. He has designed and implemented programs for companies in several industries in the United States and Europe. Mike Hutchinson (London, UK) is a Vice President at Stern Stewart & Co., based in London. He worked previously for the BBC and the Consumers' Association.
Denison Edward Luke Him Sau, Architect. China's Missing Modern Denison Edward Luke Him Sau, Architect. China's Missing Modern Новинка

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6308.61 руб.
Luke Him Sau/Lu Qianshou (1904–1991) is best known internationally and in China as the architect of the iconic Bank of China Headquarters in Shanghai. One of the first Chinese students to be trained at the Architectural Association in London in the late 1920s, Luke’s long, prolific and highly successful career in China and Hong Kong offers unique insights into an extraordinary period of Chinese political turbulence that scuppered the professional prospects and historical recognition of so many of his colleagues. Global interest in China has risen exponentially in recent times, creating an appetite for the country’s history and culture. This book satiates this by providing a highly engaging and visual account of China’s 20th-century architecture through the lens of one of the country’s most distinguished yet overlooked designers. It features over 250 new colour photographs by Edward Denison of Luke’s buildings and original archive material. The book charts Luke’s life and work, commencing with his childhood in colonial Hong Kong and his apprenticeship with a British architectural firm before focusing on his education at the Architectural Association (1927–30). In London, Luke was offered the post of Head of the Architecture Department at the newly established Bank of China, where IM Pei’s father was a senior figure. Luke spent the next seven years in the inimitable city of Shanghai designing buildings all over China for the Bank before the Japanese invasion in 1937 forced him, and countless others, to flee to the proxy wartime capital of Chongqing. In 1945 he returned to Shanghai where he formed a partnership with four other Chinese graduates of UK universities; but civil war (between the Communists and Nationalists) once again caused him and others to uproot in 1949. Initially intent on fleeing with the Nationalists to Taiwan, Luke was almost convinced to stay in Communist China but decided finally to move to Hong Kong. There, for the third time in his life, he had to establish his career all over again. Despite many challenges, he eventually prospered, becoming a pioneer in the design of private residences, schools, hospitals, chapels and public housing.
Anne Haila Urban Land Rent. Singapore as a Property State Anne Haila Urban Land Rent. Singapore as a Property State Новинка

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