Economics For Dummies, 3rd Edition

Author: Sean Masaki Flynn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119476380

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

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Find FREE quizzes for every chapter online Learn about good markets, bad monopolies, and inflation Decode budget deficits and trade gains Understand the science of wealth and prosperity This book gives you everything you need to understand our rapidly evolving economy—as well as the economic fundamentals that never change. What's the best way to fight poverty? How can governments spur employment and wage growth? What can be done to protect endangered species and the environment? This book explains the answers to those questions—and many more—in plain English. Inside… Get the fascinating scoop on behavioral economics Understand the model of supply and demand See how governments use monetary and fiscal policy to fight recessions Discover game theory and the secrets of cooperation
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European History For Dummies

Author: Seán Lang

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047097818X

Category: History

Page: 408

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This book offers a fun and informative guide to Europe.s past, taking in the countries, conflicts, people, and institutions that have helped shape the Europe of today.
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The GRE Test For Dummies

Author: Suzee Vlk,Michelle Rose Gilman,Veronica Saydak

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470483105

Category: Study Aids

Page: 384

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A totally effective and surprisingly fun guide to the Graduate Record Examination In Fall 2007, the GRE Program is planning to implement significant changes to the verbal measure, quantitative measure, and analytical writing sections of the GRE. This easy-to-use, refreshingly irreverent revision shares inside information on what to expect with these changes, helping both recent graduates and workforce veterans prepare for the revised test, maximize their score, and get into the graduate program of their choice. It includes all of the secrets of the Internet-based test (iBT)-in which the computer generates unique questions according to correct or incorrect answers-as well as brush-up reviews on math and grammar, two complete practice tests, and proven time-management techniques that make test-prep fun and simple. Suzee Vlk wrote For Dummies guides to the ACT, SAT, GRE, and GMAT and taught test preparation classes for more than 25 years. Michelle Gilman (Solana, CA) is the founder and CEO of Fusion Learning Center. Veronica Saydak (Solana, CA) is Director of student curricula at Fusion and has been tutoring test preparation at all levels for several years.
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Social Stratification, Class, Race, and Gender in Sociological Perspective, Second Edition

Author: David Grusky

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000240010

Category: Social Science

Page: 928

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This book assembles classic and contemporary articles representing the major sociological approaches to understanding social inequality. Although there are various competing texts covering issues of social inequality, this book is the only comprehensive source of classic and contemporary articles that have defined and redefined the contours of the field. The introductory articles in each section of the book provide examples of the major research traditions in the field, while the concluding essays (commissioned by leading scholars) provide broader programmatic statements that identify current controversies and unresolved issues.. The field of stratification is being transformed and reshaped by advances in theory and quantitative modeling as well as by new approaches to the analysis of economic, racial, and gender inequality. Although these developments are revolutionary in their implications, until now there has been no comprehensive effort to bring together the classic articles that have defined the contours of the field. In this revised and updated second edition of Social Stratification , the history of stratification research unfolds in systematic fashion, with the introductory articles in each section providing examples of the major research traditions in the field and the concluding essays (commissioned from leading scholars) providing broader programmatic statements that identify current controversies and unresolved issues. This comprehensive reader is designed as a primary text for introductory courses on social stratification and as a supplementary text for advanced courses on occupations, labor markets, or social mobility. The field of stratification is being transformed and reshaped by advances in theory and quantitative modeling as well as by new approaches to the analysis of economic, racial, and gender inequality. Although these developments are revolutionary in their implications, until now there has been no comprehensive effort to bring together the classic and contemporary articles that define the contours of the field. In this revised and updated edition of Social Stratification, the history of stratification research unfolds in systematic fashion, with the introductory articles in each section providing examples of the major research traditions in the field and the concluding essays (commissioned from leading scholars) providing broader programmatic statements that identify current controversies and unresolved issues. The resulting collection of articles both celebrates the diversity of theoretical approaches and reveals the cumulative nature of ongoing research. This comprehensive reader is designed as a primary text for introductory courses on social stratification and as a supplementary text for advanced courses on social classes, occupations, labor markets, or social mobility. The following types of questions and debates are addressed in the six sections of the reader:Forms and Sources of Stratif ication: What are the major forms of inequality in human history? Can the ubiquity of inequality be attributed to individual differences in talent or ability? Is some form of inequality an inevitable feature of human life? The Structure of Contemporary Stratification: What are the principal fault lines or social cleavages that define the contemporary class structure? Have these cleavages strengthened or weakened with the transition to modernity and postmodernity? Generating Stratification: How frequently do individuals move into new classes, occupations, or income groups? Is there a permanent underclass? To what extent are occupational outcomes determined by such forces as intelligence, effort, schooling, aspirations, social contacts, and individual luck? The Consequences of Stratification: How are the life-styles, attitudes, and behaviors of individuals shaped by their class locations? Are there identifiable class cultures in past and present societies? Ascriptive Processes: What types of social processes and state policies serve to maintain or alter racial, ethnic, and sex discrimination in labor markets? Have these forms of discrimination weakened or strengthened with the transition to modernity and postmodernity?The Future of Stratification: Will stratification systems take on completely new and distinctive forms in the future? How unequal will these systems be? Is the concept of social class still useful in describing postmodern forms of stratification? Are stratification systems gradually shedding their distinctive features and converging towards some common (i.e., postmodern) regime?The volume offers essential reading for undergraduates who need an introduction to the field, for graduate students who wish to broaden their understanding of stratification research, and for advanced scholars who seek a basic reference guide. Although most of the selections are middle-range theoretical pieces suitable for introductory courses, the anthology also includes advanced contributions on the cutting edge of research. The editor outlines a modified study plan for undergraduate students requiring a basic introduction to the field.
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Anthropology For Dummies

Author: Cameron M. Smith

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470507691

Category: Social Science

Page: 388

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Covers the latest competing theories in the field Get a handle on the fundamentals of biological and cultural anthropology When did the first civilizations arise? How many human languages exist? The answers are found in anthropology - and this friendly guide explains its concepts in clear detail. You'll see how anthropology developed as a science, what it tells us about our ancestors, and how it can help with some of the hot-button issues our world is facing today. Discover: How anthropologists learn about the past Humanity's earliest activities, from migration to civilization Why our language differs from other animal communication How to find a career in anthropology
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Microsoft SharePoint 2007 For Dummies

Author: Vanessa L. Williams

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118051207

Category: Computers

Page: 384

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Microsoft SharePoint now has a 10 percent share of the portal market, and the new release, which features enhanced integration with Office 2007, is sure to give SharePoint a boost Offers clear instructions and soup-to-nuts coverage of this complex product, focusing instead on practical solutions to real-world SharePoint challenges Features tips, tricks, and techniques for administrators who need to install and configure a SharePoint portal as well as ordinary users who need to populate and maintain the portal and use it for collaborative projects Topics covered include setting up a SharePoint portal, matching SharePoint to business needs, managing portal content, branding, collaborating on SharePoint sites, using a portal to improve employee relations and marketing, putting expense reports and other interactive forms on a portal, and monitoring and backing up SharePoint
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Romance for Dummies

Author: Ruth K. Westheimer,Pierre Lehn

Publisher: Running PressBook Pub

ISBN: 9780762412440

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 127

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Here's a short, sweet dose of expert advice on keeping the romance in relationships. Topics include How to Win Your Mate All Over Again, Inspiring a Romantic Revival, Heating Up Your Sex Life, Romancing Real Life, and Troubleshooting Your Love Life. More For Dummies Miniature Editions(TM)
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The Internet for Dummies

Author: John R. Levine,Carol Baroudi,Margaret Levine Young

Publisher: For Dummies

ISBN: 9781568846200

Category: Computer networks

Page: 400

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Get in and get right out with just the information you need -- without reading tons of extra material! Book jacket.
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