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Management Accounting Fundamentals: For May and November 2004 Exams

  10/02/2012       romarion78      0 Comments

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Management Accounting Fundamentals: For May and November 2004 Exams
 
by
Janet Walker

The fourth edition of CIMAs Official Study Systems is published by Elsevier on behalf of CIMA. Key sections of the 2004 edition are again written by examiners so each text fully reflects what could be tested in the exam. Updated to incorporate legislative and syllabus changes, the 2004 Study Systems provide complete study material for the May and November 2004 exams. This edition maintains the popular loose-leaf format and contains topic summaries, recommended reading articles from a range of journals, past papers and examiners answers. November 2002 and May 2003 Q&As are included in this edition.

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A morte de lorca

  10/02/2012       crizis83      0 Comments

Esta biografía sobre Lorca, mundialmente aclamada, enriquecida con nueva información, nos ofrece las claves de uno de los genios más apasionantes y más queridos del siglo XX, un revolucionario sin carnet, que cantó al derecho del individuo a su propia vida, a su propio erotismo, a su libertad. Estar al lado de los marginados le condenó a muerte y, por mucho que pasen los años, su obra sigue más vigente que nunca.

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Taste of Darkness(Healer #3)

  10/02/2012       lave      0 Comments

Shes fought death and won. But how can she fight her fears?Avry knows hardship and trouble. She fought the plague and survived. She took on King Tohon and defeated him. But now her heart-mate, Kerrick, is missing, and Avry fears hes gone forever.But theres a more immediate threat: The Skeleton King plots to claim the Fifteen Realms for his own. With armies in disarray and the dead not staying down, Avrys healing powers are needed now more than ever.Torn between love and loyalty, Avry must choose her path carefully. For the future of her world depends on her decision.

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Essay on Man

  10/02/2012       mevril2      0 Comments

Portrait of Alexander Pope (1688 – 1744) by Jonathan Richardson, ca. 1736Know then thyself, presume not God to scan;The proper study of Mankind is Man.While reading Arthur O. Lovejoys very interesting Essays in the History of Ideas I finally understood the intellectual context of Alexander Popes famous philosophical poem, An Essay On Man. Perhaps best known as an author of satirical verses and a most engaging translation of the Iliad,(*) Pope also produced an edition of Shakespeare and ventured into philosophical waters, as did so many writers in the 18th century.The various components of An Essay On Man appeared scattered through the years 1732-1734. Together, they constituted only the first part of a much larger project, one which Popes lifelong poor health did not permit to be realized. Their purpose was, in Popes words, to vindicate the ways of God to Man, a clear play on Miltons purpose in Paradise Lost to justify the ways of God to Man, though I think that Pope rather more explained the ways of Man to Man. And he did it in heroic couplets!As those of you who follow my reviews surely have deduced, I am convinced that one cannot fully understand a work of art (or any other fabrication of Man) without grasping its historical and intellectual context. Not that I believe that the work can be reduced to its context, or is an epiphenomenon of that context (or of the Weltgeist and the like), any more than I think that it can be reduced to the authors life experience or, even less, his psychological constitution. These are all just components of the circumstances that led to the creation of the work, which itself is yet both more and less than these. In the late 17th century and through at least the first half of the 18th century a particular complex of ideas permeated many of the cognoscenti of the time. Two foundational aspects of this complex are the idea that human nature is independent of time and place and that the only matters of real importance are those that are understood (or at least are understandable) in exactly the same way by everyone. This latter point bears some emphasis, since it directly contradicts the prevailing attitude here at the beginning of the 21st century: anything that requires recondite theory, anything that is not universally accessible to all human beings is either error or essentially irrelevant to anything of significance. To grasp the Truth requires no special abilities, knowledge or revelation; it just requires an unprejudiced use of the gifts common to all human beings.(**) Both of these notions (and more) are subsumed in the then current meanings of the words Nature and Natural Law and are directly reflected in Popes poem.In this representative passage instinct stands in for the gifts common to all; one also sees along the way a consequence of the application of this complex of ideas to religion:(***) Say, where full Instinct is thunerring guide,What Pope or Council can they need beside?Reason, however able, cool at best,Cares not for service, or but serves when pressed,Stays till we call, and then not often near;But honest Instinct comes a volunteer,Sure never to o’er-shoot, but just to hit;While still too wide or short is human Wit;Sure by quick Nature happiness to gain,Which heavier Reason labours at in vain,This too serves always, Reason never long;One must go right, the other may go wrong.See then the acting and comparing powrsOne in their nature, which are two in ours;And Reason raise o’er Instinct as you can,In this ’tis God directs, in that ’tis Man.There are further elements of the then contemporary intellectual atmosphere, such as the Great Chain of Being, which play important roles in this striking text, but my review is already long and I want Pope to come to word again in this passage on the peculiar position of Mankind in the order of things.Know then thyself, presume not God to scan;The proper study of Mankind is Man.Placd on this isthmus of a middle state,A being darkly wise, and rudely great:With too much knowledge for the Sceptic side,With too much weakness for the Stoic’s pride,He hangs between; in doubt to act, or rest;In doubt to deem himself a God, or Beast;In doubt his Mind or Body to prefer;Born but to die, and reasning but to err;Alike in ignorance, his reason such,Whether he thinks too little, or too much:Chaos of Thought and Passion, all confusd;Still by himself abusd, or disabusd;Created half to rise, and half to fall;Great lord of all things, yet a prey to all;Sole judge of Truth, in endless Error hurld:The glory, jest, and riddle of the world! Id say he nailed it.Let me end, though, on a note of optimism with Popes version of a wisdom which truly seems to be (nearly) universal and which we can all hope is therefore true:All Nature is but Art, unknown to thee;All Chance, Direction, which thou canst not see;All Discord, Harmony not understood;All partial Evil, universal Good:And, spite of Pride, in erring Reason’s spite,One truth is clear, whatever is, is RIGHT.(*) He translated only half of a subsequent version of the Odyssey that appeared under his name.(**) This complex of ideas was proselytized by Voltaire, among many others besides Pope. On a side note, the business with understood in exactly the same way by everyone was theory; in practice it could become understood in exactly the same way by me and my kind. Consider, for example, this passage from Voltaires Poème sur la Loi naturelle:Est-ce le peuple altier conquérant de Byzance, Le tranquille Chinois, le Tartare indompté, Qui connaît son essence, et suit sa volonté? Différents dans leurs moeurs ainsi quen leur hommage, Ils lui font tenir tous un différent langage: Tous se sont donc trompés. Mais détournons les yeux De cet impur amas dimposteurs odieuxThe son and sa refer to the Supreme Being; the donc is very telling. In a note Voltaire did deign to exclude Confucius from this impur amas dimposteurs odieux, since he s’en est tenu � la religion naturelle. Elsewhere, Voltaire writes quite positively about Chinese culture (like many European free thinkers from the 16th through the 18th centuries such as Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz and Christian Wolff, he valued Chinese government and ethics above their European counterparts).(***) For other authors of the age, reason refers to this universal set of gifts.

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America Transformed: Sixty Years of Revolutionary Change, 1941 2001

  10/02/2012       fenixx111      0 Comments

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America Transformed: Sixty Years of Revolutionary Change, 1941 2001
 
by
Richard M Abrams

America has seen a multitude of transformations since its very founding. This book examines the period 1941-2001 during which time the character of American life changed rapidly, culminating in the shattering of the liberal Democratic coalition. Revolutions in the areas of affluence, foreign policy, the military, business system, racial relations, gender roles, sexual behavior and attitudes, and disregard for privacy are discussed. Rather than cite historical facts as they occurred, America Transformed analyzes them and offers a fresh and often controversial perspective. Abrams draws on a wealth of published sources to highlight his original arguments on McCarthyism, the Cold War, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Nixon, and Johnson, to name a few topics. The synthesis of information and the depth of insight are simply unparalleled in any other book of American social history from 1941-2001.

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Patina: A Story about the Beauty of Things Broken and Imperfect

  10/02/2012       slanesh88      0 Comments

When Arden, Ryans beautiful, vibrant and seemingly perfect TV personality sister dies in an unexpected accident, Ryan is left questioning her own lifes path and longings of her heart. But some of her hearts greatest desires are deeply kept secrets that she fears would hurt those around her, including her sisters former fiance Porter.As they begin to face their grief and heal, Ryan and Porter feel drawn together by a force outside themselves, and uncover more about the Arden they thought they completely knew-but can they find peace in one another without tarnishing Ardens memory? Although Arden is lost and both her sister and fiance feel great pain, God uses pain with purpose. Turning to faith, Ryan and Porter may be able to honor Ardens memory while also allowing themselves happiness again in this life-together and as individuals, strong in the Lord.Will Ryan and Porter allow God to put the pieces of their broken hearts back together to create something new and authentic? Are the losses, hurts and pains of life really used for a divine plan? Sometimes losing what seems like everything, allows God to rebuild a lifePatina tells a story of the healing power of love and of the ways in which God works all for good in the lives of those who believe, bringing us to a place we never could have imagined.

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Religie și putere

  10/02/2012       pinoblok      0 Comments

Traducere de Maria-Magdalena Anghelescu si Serban Anghelescu.Lucrarea de fata cuprinde versiunile romanesti a trei studii: La Chiesa e lo Stato laico de G. Romanato, Per una economia politica dei beni religiosi de M.G. Lombardo si Religione e accrescimento del potere de I.P. Culianu (text care continua linia unei cercetari incepute deja prin „La religione come strumento del potere e mezzo di liberazione in ambito non cristiano”, Verifiche, 4, 1975, pp. 236-255). Impreuna, ele au alcatuit volumul Religione e potere, aparut in Italia, la Editura Marietti – Torino (1981), in colectia Chiesa sotto inchiesta, consacrata istoriei ecleziastice si dirijata de scriitorul si eseistul Franco Molinari. Volumul Religie si putere formeaza in mare masura un tot unitar, cele trei studii fiind in multe privinte complementare (in ciuda diferentelor de perspectiva teoretica si de metodologie evidentiate de autori – sau poate tocmai datorita lor). In orice caz, astfel l-au receptat publicul si presa italiana, in care ecourile lucrarii au fost insemnate si au persistat multi ani dupa aparitia ei.Cuprins: Biserica si Statul laic • Pentru o economie a bunurilor religioase • Religia si cresterea puterii

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