Corruption Conundrum And Other Paradoxes And Dilemmas

Fraud and Corruption: Prevention and Detection (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by leonardo78 at Dec. 7, 2016
Fraud and Corruption: Prevention and Detection (Repost)

Fraud and Corruption: Prevention and Detection by Nigel Iyer (Author), Martin Samociuk
Publisher: Routledge | 2006 | ISBN: 0566086999 | 205 pages | PDF + EPUB | (2,9 + 5,3) MB

Despite tougher legislation and vociferous rhetoric around the world, little seems to have changed in the world of corporate fraud and corruption.
Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender: Men and Women in the World's Cultures Topics and Cultures. [Repost]

Carol R. Ember, "Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender: Men and Women in the World's Cultures Topics and Cultures". [Repost]
Springer | ISBN: 030647770X | 2003 | PDF | 1071 Pages | 4.74 MB

The central aim of this encyclopedia is to give the reader a comparative perspective on issues involving conceptions of gender, gender differences, gender roles, relationships between the genders, and sexuality. The encyclopedia is divided into two volumes: Topics and Cultures. The combination of topical overviews and varying cultural portraits is what makes this encyclopedia a unique reference work for students, researchers and teachers interested in gender studies and cross-cultural variation in sex and gender. It deserves a place in the library of every university and every social science and health department. Contents:- Glossary. Cultural Conceptions of Gender. Gender Roles, Status, and Institutions. Sexuality and Male-Female Interaction. Sex and Gender in the World's Cultures.
Wilkinson, Charles K., & Jessie McNab Dennis, "Chess: East and West, Past and Present"

Wilkinson, Charles K., & Jessie McNab Dennis, "Chess: East and West, Past and Present"
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art | 1968 | ISBN: N/A | English | PDF | 170 pages | 15.03 Mb

A brief history of chess with hundreds of photos of chess pieces throughout the ages.
Solomon H. Katz, William Woys Weaver, "Encyclopedia of Food and Culture (3 Vol. Set)"(repost)

Solomon H. Katz, William Woys Weaver, "Encyclopedia of Food and Culture (3 Vol. Set)"
ISBN: 0684805685 | edition 2002 | PDF | 2004 pages | 73,6 mb

This Dartmouth Medal-winning 3-volume set presents 600 articles on food and its place in human culture and society, covering everything from agronomy to zucchini. Students, academics and general researchers will find entries on everything from food preparation, distribution and storage to holidays and festivals, nutrition and health, and cultures and cuisines. The Encyclopedia's multidisciplinary articles – including: Comfort Food, Ethnicity and Food, Medieval Banquets and Nutrient Composition – range from 250 to 10,000 words each and are supplemented by 450 photographs and illustrations, sidebars, recipes, menus, timelines and a comprehensive index.

Encyclopedia of Food and Culture (3 Vol. Set) (repost)  

Posted by Book-er at March 31, 2012
Encyclopedia of Food and Culture (3 Vol. Set) (repost)

Solomon H. Katz, William Woys Weaver, "Encyclopedia of Food and Culture (3 Vol. Set)"
English | 2002 | ISBN: 0684805685 | 2004 pages | PDF | 73,6 MB

This Dartmouth Medal-winning 3-volume set presents 600 articles on food and its place in human culture and society, covering everything from agronomy to zucchini. Students, academics and general researchers will find entries on everything from food preparation, distribution and storage to holidays and festivals, nutrition and health, and cultures and cuisines. The Encyclopedia's multidisciplinary articles – including: Comfort Food, Ethnicity and Food, Medieval Banquets and Nutrient Composition – range from 250 to 10,000 words each and are supplemented by 450 photographs and illustrations, sidebars, recipes, menus, timelines and a comprehensive index.

Safety and Risk Modeling and Its Applications  

Posted by tarantoga at Sept. 11, 2011
Safety and Risk Modeling and Its Applications

Hoang Pham, "Safety and Risk Modeling and Its Applications"
Publisher: S.r..ge. | ISBN: 0857294695 | September 28, 2011 | PDF | 544 pages | 13 MB

Safety and Risk Modeling presents the latest theories and methods of safety and risk with an emphasis on safety and risk in modeling. It covers applications in several areas including transportations and security risk assessments, as well as applications related to current topics in safety and risk. Safety and Risk Modeling is a valuable resource for understanding the latest developments in both qualitative and quantitative methods of safety and risk analysis and their applications in operating environments.
The Invisible Gorilla: And Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us - Christopher Chabris

The Invisible Gorilla: And Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us
Authors: Christopher Chabris, Daniel Simons | Publisher: Random House Audio; Unabridged edition (May 18, 2010) | Language: English | ISBN-10: 0307735753 | 266.11 MB
Narrator: Dan Woren | MP3/64Kbps | Listening Length: 9 hour(s) and 20 min. | 7% Recovery

Reading this book will make you less sure of yourself—and that’s a good thing. In The Invisible Gorilla, Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons, creators of one of psychology’s most famous experiments, use remarkable stories and counterintuitive scientific findings to demonstrate an important truth: Our minds don’t work the way we think they do. We think we see ourselves and the world as they really are, but we’re actually missing a whole lot.
Rob Nagel, “Encyclopedia of Landforms: and Other Geologic Features”. 3 Volumes

Rob Nagel, “Encyclopedia of Landforms: and Other Geologic Features”. 3 Volumes
UXL | ISBN 078767611X | December 2003 | 342 Pages | DjVu | 8 Mb

From a science-centered perspective, this new resource focuses on the physical and geological aspects, structure and features of 24 of earth's landforms – what they are, how they look, how they were created, how they change over time, and major geological events associated with them. Written for middle school students to support earth science and landform-related assignments, alphabetically arranged entries follow a standard and consistent subheaded format; range in length from nine to 11 pages; and cover common and unusual landforms such as canyon, cliff, plateau, valley, volcano and many more. Entries include a description and overview of physical features or characteristics and their relationship to connected areas; how the landform is shaped including constructive and destructive forces involved and additional changes that can occur; types of life supported; and famous examples of landforms. Included are 25 maps, charts and graphs; 180 full-color photos and illustrations; words to know; bibliography; and comprehensive index.
Industrial Servo Control Systems: Fundamentals And Applications, Revised And Expanded (Fluid Power and Control)

Industrial Servo Control Systems: Fundamentals And Applications, Revised And Expanded (Fluid Power and Control)
Publisher: CRC | ISBN: 0824708369 | edition 2002 | PDF | 243 pages | 10,5 mb

Written by a seasoned expert, this authoritative and informative guide presents the technologies in the calculation of brushless dc motor time constants, material on drive sizing, and case studies illustrating key topics. The author details hardware specifications related to the operation of machine service drives and outlines troubleshooting methods for problems concerning machine nonlinearities, inertia, drive stiffness, and friction. He highlights recently developed simulation methods used to predict, assess, and improve the performance of service systems and their components and covers the function and assembly of drive systems, drive resolutions and drive ratios, and duty cycles.
American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America

American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America
Publisher: Free Press | ISBN: 0743284437 | edition 2007 | PDF | 272 pages | 1.9 mb

Twenty-five years ago, when Pat Robertson and other radio and televangelists first spoke of the United States becoming a Christian nation that would build a global Christian empire, it was hard to take such hyperbolic rhetoric seriously. Today, such language no longer sounds like hyperbole but poses, instead, a very real threat to our freedom and our way of life. In American Fascists, Chris Hedges, veteran journalist and author of the National Book Award finalist War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning, challenges the Christian Right's religious legitimacy and argues that at its core it is a mass movement fueled by unbridled nationalism and a hatred for the open society.
Hedges, who grew up in rural parishes in upstate New York where his father was a Presbyterian pastor, attacks the movement as someone steeped in the Bible and Christian tradition. He points to the hundreds of senators and members of Congress who have earned between 80 and 100 percent approval ratings from the three most influential Christian Right advocacy groups as one of many signs that the movement is burrowing deep inside the American government to subvert it. The movement's call to dismantle the wall between church and state and the intolerance it preaches against all who do not conform to its warped vision of a Christian America are pumped into tens of millions of American homes through Christian television and radio stations, as well as reinforced through the curriculum in Christian schools. The movement's yearning for apocalyptic violence and its assault on dispassionate, intellectual inquiry are laying the foundation for a new, frightening America.
American Fascists, which includes interviews and coverage of events such as pro-life rallies and weeklong classes on conversion techniques, examines the movement's origins, its driving motivations and its dark ideological underpinnings. Hedges argues that the movement currently resembles the young fascist movements in Italy and Germany in the 1920s and '30s, movements that often masked the full extent of their drive for totalitarianism and were willing to make concessions until they achieved unrivaled power. The Christian Right, like these early fascist movements, does not openly call for dictatorship, nor does it use
physical violence to suppress opposition. In short, the movement is not yet revolutionary. But the ideological architecture of a Christian fascism is being cemented in place. The movement has roused its followers to a fever pitch of despair and fury. All it will take, Hedges writes, is one more national crisis on the order of September 11 for the Christian Right to make a concerted drive to destroy American democracy. The movement awaits a crisis. At that moment they will reveal themselves for what they truly are – the American heirs to fascism. Hedges issues a potent, impassioned warning. We face an imminent threat. His book reminds us of the dangers liberal, democratic societies face when they tolerate the intolerant.