No author [2005-11-01]
A chapter from the book "China Business Laws & Regulations" is presented. It provides information on the legal systems in the People's Republic of China (PRC). It says a new constitution that stressed the rule of law was adopted by the National People's Congress (NPC) in 1982. Also noted is that the Chinese legal framework is divided into legislative, administrative and judicial categories.
No author [2002-01-01]
Chapter 1 of the book "Law for Non-Lawyers" is presented. It explores the impact of the legal system of the U.S. on the litigation and transactions surrounding shopping centers. It also enumerates the constitutional issues that affect shopping centers that include zoning and land use, public access and tax appeals. The author claims that the right of the public to enter private property is based on the federal or state constitutionally protected rights of free speech.
by Stack, D. A. [2006-06-02]
The article presents an encyclopedia entry for English philosopher Thomas Hodgskin. Hodgskin entered the navy as a First Class Volunteer in 1800. Hodgskin swiftly climbed through the ranks and won commendations for bravery. In 1812, he found himself facing a court martial for sending an insubordinate letter to his superior officer and for willfully allowing a prisoner in his charge to escape. In 1827, the book "Popular Political Economy," where he denied the Malthusian population principle.
by Knulst, A. C., Vohr, Hans-Werner [2005-01-01]
A definition of the term "food allergy" is presented. It refers to an immune-mediated disease which is caused by allergic reactions to food ingested within half an hour to two hours. Food allergy is characterized by the development of acute symptoms such as itching in the mouth and a feeling of swelling which might extend to the ears and throat. Adverse reaction to food can be classified as toxic and nontoxic reactions.
No author [2003-03-01]
A definition of the term "long term care (LTC)" is presented. It refers to insurance against the costs incurred for nursing home accommodation or home help in old age. It informs that premiums vary according to the level of financing desired and are payable either annually or as a single premium.
by Bouffartigue, Paul, Bouteiller, Jacques [2006-01-01]
Chapter 14 of the book "Decent Working Time: New Trends, New Issues," edited by Jean-Yves Boulin, Michel Lallement, Jon C. Messenger, and François Michon, is presented. It explores the work quality, efficiency and inequalities experienced by hospital nurses and bank managerial staff in Belgium, Spain, and France. It says that occupational dynamics have been more important than social characteristics that structure the organization of work and industrial relations.
by Williams, George C. [1992-01-01]
In this work, George C. Williams--one of evolutionary biology's most distinguished scholars--examines the mechanisms and meaning of natural selection in evolution. Williams offers his own perspective on modern evolutionary theory, including discussions of the gene as the unit of selection, clade selection and macroevolution, diversity within and among populations, stasis, and other timely and provocative topics. In dealing with the levels-of-selection controversy, he urges a pervasive form of the replicator-vehicle distinction. Natural selection, he argues, takes place in the separate domains of information and matter. Levels-of-selection questions, consequently, require different theoretical devices depending on the domains being discussed. In addressing these topics, Williams presents a synthesis of his three decades of research and creative thought which have contributed greatly to evolutionary biology in this century.
by O'Brien, William J. [2011-01-01]
Fundamental principles of material science are closely integrated with everyday dental practice in the newly revised edition of this classic textbook. Written in a practical, straightforward manner with the student practitioner in mind, this book presents the essential knowledge of material structure and properties. A glossary of terms and discussion questions are included with each chapter to help students focus on the concepts they will need as practicing dentists. Promoting problem-based learning through the use of real-life clinical scenarios, the authors show how to apply the framework of material science to restorative treatment plans. This didactic combination will enable students, technicians, and clinicians not only to select appropriate materials for various clinical situations, but to handle them correctly for optimum clinical performance.
by Knechtges, David R., Xiao, Tong [2014-01-01]
The Wen xuan, compiled by Xiao Tong (501-531), is the oldest surviving anthology of Chinese literary genres. It was one of the primary sources of literary knowledge for educated Chinese in the premodern period, and it is still the essential handbook for specialists in pre-Tang literature.Originally published in 1987.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
by Knechtges, David R., Xiao, Tong [2014-01-01]
A text of central importance to the Chinese literary tradition, the Wen xuan was compiled by Xiao Tong (501-531) and is the oldest surviving anthology of Chinese literature arranged by genre. This volume, the first of a planned eight-volume translation of the entire work, contains thoroughly annotated translations of the first section of the Wen xuan, the rhapsodies on the metropolises and capitals.'Originally published in 1983.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
by Khaṭīb al-Baghdādī, Abū Bakr Aḥmad ibn ʻAlī, Selove, Emily [2012-01-01]
Selove provides a humorous selection of anecdotes from al-Baghdadi's The Art of Party-Crashing, a book about enjoying food, flirtation and everyday life in Medieval Iraq. The passages are full of ribald jokes, roguish tricksters, and joyful outpourings of spontaneous eloquence.
by Williams, George C. [1996-01-01]
Biological evolution is a fact--but the many conflicting theories of evolution remain controversial even today. In 1966, simple Darwinism, which holds that evolution functions primarily at the level of the individual organism, was threatened by opposing concepts such as group selection, a popular idea stating that evolution acts to select entire species rather than individuals. George Williams's famous argument in favor of the Darwinists struck a powerful blow to those in opposing camps. His Adaptation and Natural Selection, now a classic of science literature, is a thorough and convincing essay in defense of Darwinism; its suggestions for developing effective principles for dealing with the evolution debate and its relevance to many fields outside biology ensure the timelessness of this critical work.
by Brito, Bernardo Gomes de, Boxer, C. R. [2010-01-01]
'Being about to write down the disastrous voyage of this great ship, it occurred to me how rash men are in their undertakings, chief among which, or one of the greatest is confiding their lives to four planks lashed together, and to the discretion of the furious winds.'So wrote Henrique Dias, an eye-witness of the wreck of the Sao Paulo off Sumatra and the subsequent fate of the survivors. His account is one of three narratives, here translated into English for the first time, of certain shipwrecks which befell the Portuguese in the mid-16th century. The other two describe the wrecking of two East Indiamen off the East African coast, and the misadventures of a voyage from Brazil to Lisbon. In his introduction, Professor Boxer describes the lives of the three chroniclers, and gives bibliographical details of their works. The narratives are translated from the original accounts which Bernardo Gomes de Brito included in his HistÃ³ria TrÃ¡gico-MÃ¡ritima (Lisbon, 1735-36). The present volume forms a companion to Professor Boxer's earlier work The Tragic History of the Sea, 1589-1622 (Hakluyt Society, 1959). This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1968.
by Pettersen, Normand, Durivage, André [2006-01-01]
by Ingoldsby, Bron B., Hamon, Raeann R. [2003-01-01]
Mate Selection Across Cultures explores one of the most basic human endeavors—couple formation—with particular attention to those relationships that lead to marriage. Editors Raeann R. Hamon and Bron B. Ingoldsby examine the enterprise of mate selection and look at the similarities and differences of human bonds around the globe.
by Brown, Stephen [2007-03-01]
Chapter 11 of the book "The Marketing Code," by Stephen Brown is presented. It presents the fictional account of a place named Titanic Quarter. Character Ian Kane warns Simon Magill to speak cautiously about titanic. Magill inquires about his expected duties at the Hustler Business school. It describes the Hustler Business school where Magill meets assistant May Day. Day gets angry as Magill makes fun of her name.
by Lingren, Clinton L., Wels, Daniel, Bleiler, George L., Glegler, Donald P. [1999-01-18]
This article presents methods to monitor radiation levels. Radiation monitoring is concerned with measuring and monitoring ionizing radiation. Little is known about the harmful effects of ionizing radiation at levels that are typically encountered in our environment. Background radiation levels are different at different places on the earth due to elevation, the makeup of the soil, and related factors. The need for radiation monitoring in steel mills is fairly recent and is the result of 49 known incidents since 1973 where companies have inadvertently melted shielded radioactive sources, typically cobalt-60 or cesium-137.
by Holbrook, Morris B., Brown, Stephen, Patterson, Anthony [2001-02-01]
This chapter presents the opinion of the author on whether marketing falls under the discipline of science or art. Many scholars concluded that if not a science, marketing must be an art. Others might suspect that marketing would not qualify as an art any more than it can pass for a science, but rather that it has all the earmarks of a practised craft. But for those who argue for the artistic stature of marketing would contend that what is written about the discipline constitutes a body of literature. I believe that almost any alliterative sequence of words is worth appreciating merely because it is assonant, consonant, or otherwise sonorous. And speaking of Romy, Michele, and their reunion adventures, I also believe that the world should take note of the remarkable circumstance-indistinguishable from a felicitous concatenation of marketing triumphs-by which at least four of my cohorts from a graduating high school class of only twenty-five students at the Milwaukee Country Day School (MCDS) have reached national and indeed international prominence.
No author [2004-01-01]
Chapter 1 of the book "Neuroscience of Psychoactive Substance Use and Dependence" is presented. It explores the development of biochemical action of psychoactive substances and contribute insights on how people use them. It also discusses the uses of these substances, which include medicinal usage, illegal usage, and legal use for whatever purpose the consumer chooses.
No author [2003-03-01]
Information about the phrase "de minimis non curat lex" is presented. It means that a law consecrating a general principle should not be overturned due to a contrary detail. In case of taxation, the phrase refers to amounts too small to be included in legislation.
by Chervyakov, Valeriy, Kon, Igor, Moatti, Jean-Paul, Souteyrand, Yves, Prieur, Annick, Sandfort, Theo, Aggleton, Peter [2000-02-03]
This chapter discusses the dramatic changes in the age of sexual debut which took place in Russia in the mid 1990s, analyzes the consequences of these changes, and examines current Russian views on sex education. Data suggest that school students need sex education and are very interested in questions of sexuality. This interest has primarily a pragmatic motivation. Young people's curiosity about sexuality in the absence of an elementary knowledge of human anatomy, physiology and hygiene (to say nothing about psychological differences in the sexual response cycles of boys and girls) makes initial experimentation in sexual relationships potentially dangerous. At the moment, the pedagogical impact of sex education (so far as there is any) seems limited. In fact, schools hope that sex education will be provided by the family, whereas parents rely upon schools to do this. Meanwhile, the main source of information about sexuality is the printed and electronic media, as well as peers. As a result, young people know little about sexually transmitted diseases, have only an overall idea about contraception, and yet their views and attitudes towards sexual behaviour become more permissive year by year.
No author [1994-01-01]
Chapter 6 of the book "Prisoners of Myth: The Leadership of the Tennessee Valley Authority, 1933-1990," by Erwin C. Hargrove is presented. It notes that the unresolved problems in the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has been settled during the Clapp and Vogel years from 1947 to 1962. It says that TVA has become the power company for the Tennessee Valley.
by Koh, David [2004-11-01]
Chapter 1 of the book "Social Inequality in Vietnam & the Challenges to Reform," is presented. It explains that there is balance in the political forces in the country as manifested by the smooth succession of leadership since the 1986 6th Party National Congress of the Vietnamese Communist Party (VCP). It predicts that this political balance will remain in the years to come if the economy continues to grow and the contradictions in the economic and social environment do not create pressure for political changes.