The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer

Titre : The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer
Auteur : Joyce Reardon
Éditeur : Disney Electronic Content
ISBN-13 : 9781401397630
Libération : 2002-02-01

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At the turn of the twentieth century, Ellen Rimbauer became the young bride of Seattle industrialist John Rimbauer, and began keeping a remarkable diary. This diary became the secret place where Ellen could confess her fears of the new marriage, her confusion over her emerging sexuality, and the nightmare that her life would become. The diary not only follows the development of a girl into womanhood, it follows the construction of the Rimbauer mansion called Rose Red; an enormous home that would be the site of so many horrific and inexplicable tragedies in the years ahead. The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer: My Life at Rose Red is a rare document, one that gives us an unusual view of daily life among the aristocracy in the early 1900s, a window into one woman's hidden emotional torment, and a record of the mysterious events at Rose Red that scandalized Seattle society at the time - events that can only be fully understood now that the diary has come to light. Edited by Joyce Reardon, Ph.D. as part of her research, the diary is being published as preparations are being made by Dr. Reardon to enter Rose Red and fully investigate its disturbing history.

The Border Lord and the Lady

Titre : The Border Lord and the Lady
Auteur : Bertrice Small
Éditeur : Penguin
ISBN-13 : 9781101145401
Libération : 2009-10-06

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From the New York Times bestselling author?the fourth passionate romance in the Border Chronicles series. Lady Cicely Bowen, daughter of the Earl of Leighton, is sent away by her father when her jealous stepmother threatens her safety. Soon the exiled Cicely becomes best friends with Lady Joan Beaufort, the king?s cousin?and when Joan is married to King James I of Scotland she chooses Cicely as one of the ladies accompany her north? At the Scot?s court Cicely finds herself pursued by two men?elegant Andrew Gordon, the laird of Fairlee, and Ian Douglas, the laird of Glengorm, a rough-spoken border lord. When Ian kidnaps Cicely just as Andrew is about to propose, the royal court is sent into an uproar. The queen is demanding the return of her friend and the Gordons are threatening to set the border on fire. But the border lord is difficult to tame?and the lady?s heart is even harder to claim.

Yield Curve Modeling and Forecasting

Titre : Yield Curve Modeling and Forecasting
Auteur : Francis X. Diebold
Éditeur : Princeton University Press
ISBN-13 : 9781400845415
Libération : 2013-01-15

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Understanding the dynamic evolution of the yield curve is critical to many financial tasks, including pricing financial assets and their derivatives, managing financial risk, allocating portfolios, structuring fiscal debt, conducting monetary policy, and valuing capital goods. Unfortunately, most yield curve models tend to be theoretically rigorous but empirically disappointing, or empirically successful but theoretically lacking. In this book, Francis Diebold and Glenn Rudebusch propose two extensions of the classic yield curve model of Nelson and Siegel that are both theoretically rigorous and empirically successful. The first extension is the dynamic Nelson-Siegel model (DNS), while the second takes this dynamic version and makes it arbitrage-free (AFNS). Diebold and Rudebusch show how these two models are just slightly different implementations of a single unified approach to dynamic yield curve modeling and forecasting. They emphasize both descriptive and efficient-markets aspects, they pay special attention to the links between the yield curve and macroeconomic fundamentals, and they show why DNS and AFNS are likely to remain of lasting appeal even as alternative arbitrage-free models are developed. Based on the Econometric and Tinbergen Institutes Lectures, Yield Curve Modeling and Forecasting contains essential tools with enhanced utility for academics, central banks, governments, and industry.

Multilingual Norms

Titre : Multilingual Norms
Auteur : Madalena Cruz-Ferreira
Éditeur : Peter Lang
ISBN-13 : 3631596375
Libération : 2010

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Multilinguals are not multiple monolinguals. Yet multilingual assessment proceeds through monolingual norms, as if fair conclusions were possible in the absence of fair comparison. In addition, multilingualism concerns what people do with language, not what languages do to people. Yet research focus remains on multilinguals' languages, as if languages existed despite their users. This book redresses these paradoxes. Multilingual scholars, teachers and speech-language clinicians from Europe, Asia, Australia and the US contribute the first studies dedicated to multilingual norms, those found in real-life multilingual development, assessment and use. Readership includes educators, clinicians, decision-makers and researchers interested in multilingualism.

1493

Titre : 1493
Auteur : Charles C. Mann
Éditeur : Vintage
ISBN-13 : 9780307596727
Libération : 2011-08-09

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From the author of 1491—the best-selling study of the pre-Columbian Americas—a deeply engaging new history of the most momentous biological event since the death of the dinosaurs. More than 200 million years ago, geological forces split apart the continents. Isolated from each other, the two halves of the world developed radically different suites of plants and animals. When Christopher Columbus set foot in the Americas, he ended that separation at a stroke. Driven by the economic goal of establishing trade with China, he accidentally set off an ecological convulsion as European vessels carried thousands of species to new homes across the oceans. The Columbian Exchange, as researchers call it, is the reason there are tomatoes in Italy, oranges in Florida, chocolates in Switzerland, and chili peppers in Thailand. More important, creatures the colonists knew nothing about hitched along for the ride. Earthworms, mosquitoes, and cockroaches; honeybees, dandelions, and African grasses; bacteria, fungi, and viruses; rats of every description—all of them rushed like eager tourists into lands that had never seen their like before, changing lives and landscapes across the planet. Eight decades after Columbus, a Spaniard named Legazpi succeeded where Columbus had failed. He sailed west to establish continual trade with China, then the richest, most powerful country in the world. In Manila, a city Legazpi founded, silver from the Americas, mined by African and Indian slaves, was sold to Asians in return for silk for Europeans. It was the first time that goods and people from every corner of the globe were connected in a single worldwide exchange. Much as Columbus created a new world biologically, Legazpi and the Spanish empire he served created a new world economically. As Charles C. Mann shows, the Columbian Exchange underlies much of subsequent human history. Presenting the latest research by ecologists, anthropologists, archaeologists, and historians, Mann shows how the creation of this worldwide network of ecological and economic exchange fostered the rise of Europe, devastated imperial China, convulsed Africa, and for two centuries made Mexico City—where Asia, Europe, and the new frontier of the Americas dynamically interacted—the center of the world. In such encounters, he uncovers the germ of today’s fiercest political disputes, from immigration to trade policy to culture wars. In 1493, Charles Mann gives us an eye-opening scientific interpretation of our past, unequaled in its authority and fascination. From the Hardcover edition.

One Thousand Six Hundred Thirty Three

Titre : One Thousand Six Hundred Thirty Three
Auteur : David Weber
Éditeur : Baen Books
ISBN-13 : 9780743435420
Libération : 2002-08-01

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Hurtled back in time into the Thirty Years War by an unknown force, Mike Stearns and his fellow West Virginia coal miners join forces with the king of Sweden to form the Confederated Principalities of Europe and take on the scheming Cardinal Richelieu as they struggle to rescue Mike's wife from war-torn Amsterdam and his sister from the Tower of London.

C and the 8051

Titre : C and the 8051
Auteur : Thomas W. Schultz
Éditeur : PageFree Publishing, Inc.
ISBN-13 : 158961237X
Libération : 2004

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This totally reworked book combines two previous books with material on networking. It is a complete guide to programming and interfacing the 8051 microcontroller-family devices for embedded applications.

George Washington s Beautiful Nelly

Titre : George Washington s Beautiful Nelly
Auteur : Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 157003124X
Libération : 1996-02-01

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From the vantage of Washington's adopted daughter Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis' correspondence with childhood friend Elizabeth Bordley Gibson, this book records the experiences of the first first family, the social and political gossip of the republic's elite circle, and the difficulties of motherhood and marriage.

1634

Titre : 1634
Auteur : Eric Flint
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 141652102X
Libération : 2007

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The time-traveling Americans from the West Virginia town of Grantville find themselves caught in the middle of the Baltic War, with Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, launching a counterattack on the combined forces of France, Spain, England, and Denmark.

WEB PROGRAMMING BUILDING INTERNET APPLICATIONS 3RD ED

Titre : WEB PROGRAMMING BUILDING INTERNET APPLICATIONS 3RD ED
Auteur : Chris Bates
Éditeur : John Wiley & Sons
ISBN-13 : 8126512903
Libération : 2007-06-01

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Market_Desc: · Both undergraduate and masters course students taking modules with titles such as Website Development, Internet Programming, E-Commerce often found on Computing and New Media degrees at new/technical universities· Beginners, programmers moving to Web development· Professionals who want to improve their skills Special Features: · Multi-tool coverage of Dynamic HTML, XHTML, XML, Perl, CGI Scripts, JavaScript, and PHP avoids necessity of reading a book per application· The speed to revision is one of this books' strongest features ensuring the book is bang up-to-date and keeps pace with the ever changing web landscape· Practical and hands-on guidance is always backed up by strong examples· Paced for students with some, but not extensive, programming experience· Examples are plentiful, practical and well illustrated· Accompanying website provides more examples and links to useful online resources About The Book: This book teaches the essentials of working with the most important web technologies. From client development using HTML and Javascript, through to full server side applications written in ASP and Perl, the complete web system is shown. Concentrating on immediately useful code rather than theory, this is a how-to book for practical and project based courses. The technologies which are described in the book have stabilized over the last two years and become solid, well established parts of a programmer s toolkit.