Politics Nation England 1450-1660 5e: Loades
Reign of Mary Tudor:Politics, Government and Religion in England 1553-58 D.M. Loades
The authors present a new formal framework for finding the long-run competitive market equilibrium through short-run equilibria by exploiting the operating policies and plant valuations. This short-run approach develops ideas of Boiteux and Koopmans. Applied to the peak-load pricing of electricity generated by thermal, hydro and pumped-storage plants, it gives a sound and practical method of valuing the fixed assets-in this case, the river flows and the geological sites suitable for reservoirs. Its main mathematical basis is the producers short-run profit maximization programme and its dual; their solutions have relatively simple forms that can greatly ease the fixed-point problem of solving for the general equilibrium. Since the optimal values (profit and cost functions) are usually nondifferentiable-this is so when there are joint costs of production such as capacity constraints-nonsmooth calculus is employed to resolve long-standing discrepancies between textbook theory and industrial reality by giving subdifferential extensions of basic results of microeconomics, including the Wong-Viner Envelope Theorem. Anthony Horsley (1939--2006) was a British mathematical economist and a nuclear physicist who in the 1960s worked for the U.K. Atomic Energy Authority (becoming then its youngest ever Senior Scientific Officer) and for the Council for Scientific Policy. Later, devoting himself to academic research and teaching, he worked on the theory and applications of competitive equilibrium at the University of Sussex, Oxford University and, from 1979 until retirement and untimely death, the London School of Economics. A Renaissance mind, he also had a keen interest in literature, history and politics. He received a Ph. D. in Mathematical Physics from the University of Birmingham and a D. Phil. in Economics from the University of Oxford. Andrew J. Wrobel (b. 1955) is a Polish-born mathematical economist. He has worked at the Institute of Computer Science in Warsaw and, as a Senior Research Fellow, at the London School of Economics and the Catholic University of Brabant in Tilburg. His main research, joint with Anthony Horsley, is on the theory of competitive equilibrium and its applications to the electricity supply industry. Educated in Warsaw, and in Bonn and London on postgraduate grants from the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes and the LSE, he holds an M.A. in Mathematics from the University of Warsaw and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of London.
> Democrats are so dumb they think it´s cool to have a jackass for their party symbol. The association goes back to the election of 1828. Andrew Jackson´s opponents started calling him Jackass Jackson as a term of derision. The story is the old general took a shine to the name and started printing up posters with a picture of a jackass next to his name. Over the years the symbol just sort of stuck. Sometime in the 1870s humorist Thomas Nast created a cartoon for Harper´s Weekly that portrayed the Democratic jackass and the newly created Republican elephant. Ever since then they´ve been the party mascots. Pretty appropriate if you think about it, one is an ass, and the other one drops a really big load. Politics 101. All it takes is an ass and a really big load of shit. Put the two together and you´ve got a politician. This book is a snarky, somewhat twisted look at politics. Along the way, you´ll meet Obama, Clinton, and Biden. Even though it´s a book about democrats we´re going to do a little Bush bashing - father and son. If you dislike Democrats this may be the book for you. If you dislike politics in general, this may be the book for you. I´m a political agnostic. I´ve got no love for Democrats, Republicans, or the Tea Party. And, yes, that irreverence shows throughout the book. If you´re fed up with politics, politicians, and all of their BS - Read this book, and register a vote for sanity. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dave Wright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/024826/bk_acx0_024826_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue: COMMENT´´Discriminating Tastes´´, by Kelefa Sanneh: Obama and the new racism debate. ANNALS OF ENTERTAINMENT´´The Price of the Ticket´´, by John Seabrook: The business of concertgoing. POLITICS AND PROSE´´The Courthouse Ring´´, by Malcolm Gladwell: The truth about Atticus Finch. A CRITIC AT LARGE´´Wilder Women´´, by Judith Thurman: The women behind the Little House stories. THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´One of the Boys´´, by Tad Friend: Leslie Mann on the Judd Apatow gang. THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Lightened Loads´´, by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Cold Souls and Not Quite Hollywood. 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/090805/pe_nyer_090805_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Just for a day, Colorado cop David Wolf trades slogging through murky meltwaters and even murkier small-town politics for an overnight camping trip in the wilderness with his son. But when a man with fresh burns turns up on their trail, falling from the heavy load in his backpack and running wild from something, Wolf suspects his father-son camping trip may have just taken a turn for the worse. Unfortunately his instincts are spot on, and Wolf is forced into action with the last person he wants by his side in a deadly battle - his only son. When news of their harrowing escape from certain death travels through the valleys, local FBI agents want to take over Wolf´s investigation, hoping to halt murder and corruption originating 7000 miles away in Afghanistan. Wolf ignores the FBI´s order to stand down, even if the case involves a matter of national security. Not when his son´s safety is at stake. In this stomach-dropping third installment of the David Wolf series, Wolf partners with a beautiful FBI agent to bust an inter-continental conspiracy threatening anyone who has the bad enough luck to stumble on it. Alive and Killing is an action-packed mystery-thriller that will grab and pin you down until the very end. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Patrick Hopkins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/078209/bk_acx0_078209_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you love mysteries with action, suspense and a touch of humor and romance, then the David Wolf series is for you. Foreign Deceit Sergeant David Wolf of the Sluice County SD headquartered in the ski resort town of Rocky Points, Colorado, receives word that his brother has committed suicide in the Alps of Italy. The Silversmith Deputy Sergeant David Wolf has been waiting sixteen years for today´s opportunity to follow in the footsteps of his late father and become Sheriff of the Sluice County SD, headquartered in the small ski resort town of Rocky Points, Colorado. What he´s offered, however, isn´t quite what he´s expecting. And for Wolf, refusing turns out to be harder, and much deadlier, than he could have anticipated. Alive and Killing Just for a day, Colorado Sheriff David Wolf trades slogging through murky meltwaters and even murkier small-town politics for an overnight camping trip in the wilderness with his son. But when a man with fresh burns turns up on their trail, falling from the heavy load in his backpack and running wild from something, Wolf suspects his father-son camping trip may have just taken a turn for the worse. Deadly Conditions The small town of Rocky Points, Colorado has just been hit with an epic snowstorm. When the snow removal process uncovers a dead body — a young woman brutally murdered and clearly marked with some sort of cryptic message — Sheriff David Wolf and his deputies are left scrambling to find a killer before he strikes again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Patrick Hopkins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/100185/bk_acx0_100185_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One snarky heroine and her band of misfits up against, well, pretty much everyone else. Indy Jackson is a stubborn space pirate with two goals in life: keep her father´s underground operation alive and hunt down his murderer. When Indy is framed for an alien massacre, she is forced to go on the run to clear her name and attempt something dozens of professionals before her have failed to achieve: find Constellation, the Sector´s fabled battlecruiser. Missing in action, and believed to be destroyed in the last Great War, Constellation is the only warship capable of defending the Sector against its mightiest enemy, the Blood Empire. But the Sector is crumbling and on the brink of civil war. If Indy sides with the wrong faction, then no one will survive the Blood Empire´s onslaught. Especially not Indy, her brother, and her ragtag crew. Will Indy make the right choice and successfully play the Sector´s fragile politics...or will the Galaxy fall into disarray, bringing death and destruction to all? Constellation is the first book in a fast-paced space opera saga. If you like intense stand-offs, unexpected twists, and planet-loads of hidden agendas, then you´ll love Robert Scanlon´s Blood Empire series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hillary Huber. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/podm/000454/bk_podm_000454_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´He loads his head full of coal and diamonds shoot out of his finger tips. What a trick. The mole genius has left us with another digest. It´s a full house - read ´em and weep.´´ - Tom Waits After toiling in obscurity for years, Charles Bukowski suddenly found fame in 1967 with his autobiographical newspaper column, ´´Notes of a Dirty Old Man´´, and a book of that name in 1969. He continued writing this column, in one form or another, through the mid-1980s. More Notes of a Dirty Old Man gathers many uncollected gems from the column´s 20-year run. Filled with his usual obsessions - sex, booze, gambling - More features Bukowski´s offbeat insights into politics and literature, his tortured, violent relationships with women, and his lurid escapades on the poetry reading circuit. Highlighting his versatility, the book ranges from thinly-veiled autobiography to purely fictional tales of dysfunctional suburbanites, disgraced politicians, and down-and-out sports promoters - climaxing with a long, hilarious adventure among French filmmakers, to ´´My Friend the Gambler´´, based on his experiences making the movie Barfly. From his lowly days at the post office through his later literary fame, More follows the entire arc of Bukowski´s colorful career. OBIE winner Will Patton (Remember the Titans, The Good Wife, Armageddon) recreates Bukowski in his visceral prime, along with every eye-popping character in his life, each adversary, lover, and stranger in a lost city. More about the author: Charles Bukowski is one of America´s best-known contemporary writers of poetry and prose, and, many would claim, its most influential and imitated poet. He was born in Andernach, Germany and raised in Los Angeles, where he lived for 50 years. He published his first story in 1944, when he was 24, and began writing poetry at the age of 35. He died in San Pedro, California, on March 9, 1... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Will Patton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/026739/bk_adbl_026739_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.