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Grade 7-10-Chapter titles indicate the usual coverage of geography, history, people and culture, economy, and government typical of country studies, but the emphasis here is on physical and economic geography much more than on sparking an interest in the people and their lifestyles. For example, in the chapter "How Ukrainians Make a Living," GDP, GNI, Purchasing Power Parity, the "shadow economy," and corruption are discussed, along with information on the basic sectors of the economy.
Engineering Fundamentals: An Introduction to Engineering, 4th Edition
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"The Good , the Bad and the Unready" is the perfect book for discovering how one man could be both Charles the Scourge of God and Charles the Affable. Or who exactly it was that Vlad impaled. Or how some eighteen people earned the appellation 'the Great' (and that's not including Anthony the Great Bastard and Anne the Great Whore). Or why Joan the Mad never went anywhere without her husband's corpse.
The Economist is a global weekly magazine written for those who share an uncommon interest in being well and broadly informed. Each issue explores the close links between domestic and international issues, business, politics, finance, current affairs, science, technology and the arts.
Bringing his perennially popular course to the page, Yale University Professor Paul H. Fry offers in this welcome book a guided tour of the main trends in twentieth-century literary theory. At the core of the book's discussion is a series of underlying questions: What is literature, how is it produced, how can it be understood, and what is its purpose?Fry engages with the major themes and strands in twentieth-century literary theory, among them hermeneutics, modes of formalism, semiotics and Structuralism, deconstruction, psychoanalytic approaches, Marxist and historicist approaches, theories of social identity, Neo-pragmatism and theory.