This text offers a comprehensive presentation of the mathematics required to tackle problems in economic analyses. To give a better understanding of the mathematical concepts, the text follows the logic of the development of mathematics rather than that of an economics course. The only prerequisite is high school algebra, but the book goes on to cover all the mathematics needed for undergraduate economics. It is also a useful reference for graduate students. After a review of the fundamentals of sets, numbers, and functions, the book covers limits and continuity, the calculus of functions of one variable, linear algebra, multivariate calculus, and dynamics. To develop the student's problem-s...
In Scotland, in the years after an apocalyptic disaster, the surviving people have reverted to clan life and are living off the carcass of the old world. But not everyone has forgotten the technology of the past and not everyone has forgotten the mystical secrets of the ages gone before. Propelled by an act of compassion, Malcolm, a young clansman, finds himself lost in a land of physical and metaphysical conflict that has changed far more than anyone realised. But which path is the right one? Which Paradigm is real?
According to the College of Occupational Therapists, "Occupational therapists help people engage as independently as possible in the activities (occupations) which enhance their health and wellbeing". This book provides a practical approach for those considering occupational therapy as a career. Dispelling the myths about occupational therapy, Chris McKenna and Cath Wright explore current practice and introduce the reader to a range of innovations in modern occupational therapy training and practice. The reader is taken on a journey from their initial enquiry about this essential profession, to the point at which they consider the direction of their first graduate post. Information is provid...
This book provides a practical approach for those considering physiotherapy as a career. Dispelling the myths about physiotherapy, Chris McKenna, Cath Wright and experienced physiotherapists explore current practice and introduce the reader to a range of innovations in modern physiotherapy training and practice. The reader is taken on a journey from their initial enquiry about this essential profession, to the point at which they consider the direction of their first graduate post. Information is provided to enable a prospective student to access a suitable course and negotiate the application process. They are presented with advice from experienced educators on how to get the most from their academic and practice placement opportunities. This text culminates in the consideration of the vari-ety of career opportunities available for the successful graduates
A straight-arrow high-school senior falls in love with the perfect 'girl-next-door', only to discover she is a former porn star. He comes to realize that if he wants this very special woman, he better be willing to risk it all and experience a journey for which he never could have prepared.
Igor is the hunch-backed lab assistant of an Evil Scientist from the Kingdom of Malaria. Igor dreams of winning first place in the annual Evil Science Fair and becoming a scientist himself. He has some top-secret plans for an evil invention of his own, and through an unexpected twist of fate, finally gets his chance to realize his dreams. But instead of creating something evil, Igor ends up with Eva, a giant, lovable creature who literally cannot hurt a fly, and whose only dream is to become an actress. With just a few days left before the fair, he must find a way to trick her into acting evil. But as Igor's ambition carries him further and further away, it is ultimately up to his best friends, Scamper and Brain, to help him stay true to himself. A hilarious and heart-warming tale featuring the voice talents of John Cusack, Steve Buscemi, Sean hayes and Eddie Izzard, which gives a new twist on the classic monster story.
In The World's Newest Profession, Christopher McKenna offers a history of management consulting in the twentieth century. While management consulting may not yet be a recognized profession, the leading consulting firms have been advising and reshaping the largest organizations in the world since the 1920s. This groundbreaking study details how the elite consulting firms, including McKinsey and Booz Allen, expanded after U.S. regulatory changes during the 1930s, how they changed giant corporations, nonprofits, and the state during the 1950s, and why consultants became so influential in the global economy after 1960. As they grew in numbers, consultants would introduce organizations to "corporate culture" and "decentralization" but they faced vilification for their role in the Enron crisis and for legitimating corporate blunders. Through detailed case studies based on unprecedented access to internal files and personal interviews, The World's Newest Profession explores how management consultants came to be so influential within our culture and explains exactly what consultants really do in the global economy.
Chris McKenna gladly escaped the crowds of Yosemite to work as the new Search and Rescue in tiny Sierra City, nestled just west of Lake Tahoe. A loner by nature, she didn’t mind the seclusion of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Jessie Stone, a successful but reclusive writer, is haunted by memories of her childhood and finally returns to Sierra City after sixteen years to confront her past. Can the odd assortment of residents of this small mountain town bring the two of them together? Or will it be Annie Stone, a woman Chris has grown to admire and a woman Jessie still feels hatred for, that has the power to bind the two. Through lies and deception, Chris and Jessie each struggle to deny the growing attraction that could brighten both their lives . . .