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Subject: Accounting
1. Title: Wiley not-for-profit GAAP 2017

Author/Editor: Larkin, Richard F.


Year of Publication: 2007

Abstract/Summary: Wiley Not-for-Profit GAAP 2017 is the essential accounting resource for not-for-profit organizations, providing quick access to the most up-to-date standards and practical tools for implementation. Designed help you find the answers you need quickly and easily, this guide features helpful visual aids alongside detailed explanations tailored to the not-for-profit sector. Authoritative discussion covers Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Accounting Standards Codification, which includes the standards originally issued in the Statements, Interpretations and Technical Bulletins; Accounting Principles Board Opinions, Accounting Research Bulletins, AICPA Statements of Position and FASB Emerging Issues Task Force statements relevant to the not-for-profit organization. The unique characteristics of the not-for-profit organization demand adherence to specific GAAP; auditors and preparers must understand these standards, stay up-to-date as they continue to evolve and know how to apply them in the course of real-world financial statement preparation. This book provides the guidance you need in a user-friendly format.
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Subject: Bible
1. Title: The Bible at cultural crossroads : from translation to communication

Author/Editor: Hill, Harriet S.


Year of Publication: 2014

Abstract/Summary: Bible translators have focused their efforts on preparing a text that is clear, natural and accurate, with the expectation that audiences will understand the message if it is in their language. Field research among the Adioukrou of Cote d'Ivoire shows that audiences also need to have access to the contextual information the author expected his audience to bring to the text. When such information is provided, both understanding of and interest in the message increase dramatically. These findings support Relevance Theory's claim that meaning is inferred from the interaction of text and context. To the extent that the contextual knowledge evoked by the text for contemporary audiences differs from that evoked for the first audience, understanding is impaired. The Bible at Cultural Crossroads presents a model to assist translators in identifying contextual mismatches and applies it on the thematic level to mismatches between first-century Jewish and Adioukrou views of the unseen world, and on the passage level to contextual mismatches arising from four Gospel passages. In-text and out-of-text solutions for adjusting contextual mismatches are explored, with field research results showing the effectiveness of various solutions. Context is shown to be both a significant factor in communication and a dynamic one. Translations of the text alone are not sufficient for successful communication.
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Subject: Chemical engineering
1. Title: Understanding membrane distillation and osmotic distillation

Author/Editor: Johnson, Robert A.


Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: This book addresses principles and practical applications of membrane distillation and osmotic distillation, separation technologies which are gaining increasing attention due to their advantages over conventional concentration processes. It addresses membrane and osmotic distillation, two closely related and novel processes that offer several advantages over conventional concentration processes. It has a widespread impact and application of the technology in industries such as food, environment, and nuclear clean-up / containment. The book also covers theoretical aspects of both processes, the properties of hydrophobic membranes, process economics, integrated processes and future prospects and caters the presentation caters for the diversity of readership with respect to links with membrane technologies.
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2. Title: Felder's Elementary principles of chemical processes

Author/Editor: Felder, Richard M., 1939-

Edition: Fourth edition. Global Edition.
Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: This book prepares students to formulate and solve material and energy balances in chemical process systems and lays the foundation for subsequent courses in chemical engineering. The text provides a realistic, informative, and positive introduction to the practice of chemical engineering.
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Subject: Economics
1. Title: The wealth dragon way : the why, the when & the how to become infinitely wealthy

Author/Editor: Lee, John, 1981-


Year of Publication: 2015

Abstract/Summary: This book is a practical guide to becoming financially free through building asset-based wealth and creating passive income. Part motivational, part informational, this guide will change your whole perspective on wealth and your personal growth potential. It discusses both moral and monetary wealth, and looks at how we are easily misled and influenced by media-driven myths surrounding money, debunking notions such as the idea that there is no truly moral way to become wealthy, or the belief that the state will provide for us in retirement, and more.
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2. Title: Property entrepreneur : the wealth dragon way to build a successful property business

Author/Editor: Wong, Vincent


Year of Publication: 2016

Abstract/Summary: Property Investing the Wealth Dragon Way Property Entrepreneur explains how anyone can make money from property, regardless of their financial situation. Author Vincent Wong is one of the UK's most dynamic and respected property entrepreneurs, and this book outlines his approach to creating wealth through property investing for both seasoned and aspiring investors. Emphasising the importance of treating property investing as a business, the author shares the wisdom of his first-hand experience and his investment techniques to help you navigate the ever-shifting property market and become a true property entrepreneur. There is more than one way to break into the property game, and it doesn't have to involve saving for one large deposit after another; this book covers tried and tested strategies beyond the traditional approaches to property investing. Whether you're contemplating your first, fifth or fifteenth property, Property Entrepreneur will help to light your entrepreneurial spark and show you how to turn property into profit. Property entrepreneurship is like any other business: if you want to succeed, you must take the time to learn from those who have mastered the best techniques. This book gives you access to the mind, motivations and methods of a top investor to help you start and build your own property business. This book will show you: How to start viewing property investing as a business Why you need to eliminate unproductive habits and attitudes The best ways to maximise profits and create a secure, passive income How to nurture your entrepreneurial spirit and watch your business grow Property investing can look daunting and complex to those without experience. The rules are constantly being rewritten, the goalposts are regularly shifted and the market looks like an unpredictable beast. Property Entrepreneur will challenge your preconceptions, and help you navigate the path to real, lasting wealth. The book not only shows how anyone can start to make money from property, regardless of their financial situation, but also highlights the importance of seeing property as a business--a business that can provide secure assets and passive income
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3. Title: The little book of valuation : how to value a company, pick a stock, and profit

Author/Editor: Damodaran, Aswath


Year of Publication: 2011

Abstract/Summary: An accessible, and intuitive, guide to stock valuation. Valuation is at the heart of any investment decision, whether that decision is to buy, sell, or hold. In The Little Book of Valuation, expert Aswath Damodaran explains the techniques in language that any investors can understand, so you can make better investment decisions when reviewing stock research reports and engaging in independent efforts to value and pick stocks. Page by page, Damodaran distills the fundamentals of valuation, without glossing over or ignoring key concepts, and develops models that you can easily understand and use. Along the way, he covers various valuation approaches from intrinsic or discounted cash flow valuation and multiples or relative valuation to some elements of real option valuation. Includes case studies and examples that will help build your valuation skills. Written by Aswath Damodaran, one of today's most respected valuation experts. Includes an accompanying iPhone application (iVal) that makes the lessons of the book immediately useable. Written with the individual investor in mind, this reliable guide will not only help you value a company quickly, but will also help you make sense of valuations done by others or found in comprehensive equity research reports.
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4. Title: Alternative energy systems and applications

Author/Editor: Hodge, B.K.

Edition: Second edition.
Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: This book was designed to help engineers develop new solutions for the current energy economy. To that end it provides technical discussions, along with numerous real-world examples of virtually all existing alternative energy sources, applications, systems and system components. All chapters focus on first-order engineering calculations, and consider alternative uses of existing and renewable energy resources. Just as important, the author describes how to apply these concepts to the development of new energy solutions.
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5. Title: The Essays of Warren Buffett : lessons for investors and managers

Author/Editor: Buffett, Warren E.

Edition: Fourth edition.
Year of Publication: 2014

Abstract/Summary: This book introduce us to Buffett's way of thinking and doing business. There's a lot to learn from both aspects. Some of the content consist of technical, but it is straightforward enough, and with many places where he made us think. It also has maintained its stature at many levels- individual, corporate, government would be better with adopted many of Buffett's ideas.
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6. Title: Bank Lending - Theory and practice 2e

Author/Editor: Cronje, Tom


Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: This is a practical course resource designed to help the students to get results in completing readings, assignments and homework or studying for quizzes, tests and exams. The context of this text material is also to provide learners, practitioners and other readers with a holistic understanding of lending in banks, how it should be applied at transactional level and an complicated explanation of loan portfolio management.
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7. Title: Wiley 11th hour guide for 2017 level III CFA exam

Author/Editor: CFA Institute


Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: Wiley's 11th Hour Final Review Guide for 2017 Level III CFA Exam compacts all thirty-two readings tested on the 2017 CFA exam into one portable volume. Organized in order from Reading #1 to #32, this best-selling guide has helped thousands of candidates from over one-hundred countries pass the CFA exam. Designed to boil it all down to the crucial concepts, formulas and rules, this guide ensures candidates are familiar with the most important testable information. It's difficult to go over multiple books in the last few weeks before the exam, so Wiley's 11th Hour Review Guide does the work for you condensing each reading down to two to five pages. Enter the exam room with confidence and reinforce your knowledge and preparation! This comprehensive guide complements Wiley's CFA Study Guides sold separately but may be used with any review course. An effective, efficient study guide, this book prepares you to reach the next level in your career.
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8. Title: Energy : production, conversion, storage, conservation, and coupling

Author/Editor: Demirel, Ya?ar


Year of Publication: 2016

Abstract/Summary: Expanding on the first edition, 'Energy: Production, Conversion, Storage, Conservation, and Coupling (2nd Edition)' provides readers with a practical understanding of the major aspects of energy. It includes extended chapters with revised data and additional practice problems as well as a new chapter examining sustainability and sustainable energy technologies. Like the first edition, it also explores topics such as energy production, conservation of energy, energy storage and energy coupling. Written for students across a range of engineering and science disciplines, it provides a comprehensive study guide. It is particularly suitable for courses in energy technology, sustainable energy technologies and energy conversion & management, and offers an ideal reference text for students, engineers, energy researchers and industry professionals.
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9. Title: Knowledge transfer to and within tourism : academic, industry and government bridges

Author/Editor: Scott, Noel


Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: There have been a number of sporadic and disconnected initiatives to improve knowledge transfer between the tourism academia, government and industry. This volume presents and analyses 17 examples of knowledge transfer from countries around the world to identify future directions for business and government managers and academic researchers. Many of the chapters were presented at the first t-Forum global conference. The chapters emphasise the value from academic leadership in developing cohesion and links amongst small business and government, and the importance of a shared innovative vision beyond individual private and public organization objectives. Successful initiatives rely on the personal characteristics of key stakeholders as well as institutional arrangements, emphasising action learning and challenging traditional academic research processes. Best practice knowledge transfer requires government, industry and academia in partnership engaged in open dialogue and debate for project success. Knowledge transfer provides an opportunity to address unprecedented societal, environmental and technological change and disruption.
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10. Title: Entrepreneurial process and social networks : a dynamic perspective

Author/Editor: Fayolle, Alan


Year of Publication: 2016

Abstract/Summary: Entrepreneurship is undoubtedly a social process and creating a firm requires both the mobilisation of social networks and the use of social capital. This book addresses the gap that exists between the need to take these factors into consideration and the understanding of how network relationships are developed and transformed across the venturing process. Expert contributions from key scholars in the field illustrate how social networks evolve across entrepreneurial stages, using studies from different regions across the world. Offering a comprehensive understanding, they emphasise the role of formal networks created inside professions and firms. Also examined is the impact of context including both family and internationally variable institutions that can help entrepreneurs to access resources and competencies useful for their projects. The book concludes by emphasizing the various research challenges: which theories are useful for our endeavours and which new methods can be used to understand the dynamics of the venturing process? Dynamic and eminently practical, this book will be invaluable to scholars and students studying the entrepreneurial process and the impact of social networks. It will also prove a useful tool in aiding entrepreneurs to optimise the development of their networks and better manage their entrepreneurial processes.
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11. Title: Family entrepreneurship in emerging markets

Author/Editor: Karra, Neri

Edition: First edition.
Year of Publication: 2018

Abstract/Summary: In this fascinating study, Neri Karra examines entrepreneurial family businesses in emerging markets by integrating three schools of thought: agency theory, an institutional framework, and the altruism perspective. Providing an in-depth treatment of the area as well as a real-life case study, it provides a theoretical perspective as well as qualitative insights. It also offers practical observations and future research implications. This book will be valuable reading to students and researchers of entrepreneurship, family businesses, and altruism in management.
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12. Title: A research agenda for entrepreneurship and context

Author/Editor: Welter, Friederike


Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: This carefully designed book invites readers to take a journey from reflecting critically on where the discussion on context and entrepreneurship stands today towards identifying future research questions and themes that deserve the attention of entrepreneurship scholars. This collection draws attention to the research challenges the entrepreneurship field faces by reviewing the many facets of contexts and by reflecting on methods and theoretical approaches that are required in order to contextualize entrepreneurship research.
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13. Title: Creative working in the knowledge economy

Author/Editor: Loo, Sai


Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: This book focussing uniquely on the human element of working in the knowledge economy, it explores the real world of how people work in this emerging phenomenon and examines relationships between knowledge and creative dimensions to provide new frameworks for learning and working. It offers critical insights into how these workers apply their creative knowledge work capacities towards the production of innovative products and services, as well as using their creative abilities and knowledge to fashion both digital and tangible goods in the knowledge economy.
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14. Title: Critical perspectives on entrepreneurship : challenging dominant discourses

Author/Editor: Essers, Caroline


Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: The book's distinguished authors and editors explore how entrepreneurship study can privilege certain forms of economic action, whilst labelling other, more collective forms of organization and exchange as problematic. Demystifying the archetypal vision of the white, male entrepreneur, this book gives voice to other entrepreneurial subjectivities and engages with the tensions, paradoxes and ambiguities at the heart of the topic. This challenging collection seeks to further the momentum for alternate analyses of the field, and to promote the growing voice of critical entrepreneurship studies. It is a useful tool for researchers, advanced students and policy-makers.
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Subject: Education
1. Title: Student activism in Malaysia : crucible, mirror, sideshow

Author/Editor: Weiss, Meredith L.


Year of Publication: 2011

Abstract/Summary: This work traces the early rise and subsequent decline of politically effective student activism in Malaysia. During the 1970s, the state embarked on a project of "intellectual containment" that both suppressed ongoing mobilization of university students and delegitimised further activism. That project has been notably successful in curbing student protest, erasing a legacy of past engagement, and stemming the production of potentially subversive new ideas. Innovative student proposals for reform that were once sanctioned, and even welcomed (within bounds) are now illicit and discouraged, reflecting not only changes in malaysia's political regime, but changes in the political culture overall. This incisive study sheds new light on the dynamics of mobilization and on the key role of students and universities in postcolonial political development.
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Subject: English
1. Title: Research methods for English language teachers

Author/Editor: McDonough, Jo


Year of Publication: 1997

Abstract/Summary: This book offers a lively introduction to the research methods and techniques available to English language teachers who wish to investigate aspects of their own practice. It covers qualitative and quantitative methodology and includes sections on observation, introspection, diary studies, experiments, interviews, questionnaires, numerical techniques and case study research.
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2. Title: The language of jokes : analysing verbal play

Author/Editor: Chiaro, Delia, 1953-


Year of Publication: 1992

Abstract/Summary: Explores the pragmatics of word play, using frameworks normally adopted in descriptive linguistics. Examines the structure of jokes, quips, riddles, asides, and the extent to which they can be universal and specific to one culture.
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3. Title: Phonology in English language teaching : an international approach

Author/Editor: Pennington, Martha Carswell


Year of Publication: 1992

Abstract/Summary: Phonology in English Language Teaching is an introductory text, specifically directed at the needs of language teachers internationally. Combining an overview of English phonology with structured practical guidance, this text shows how phonology can be applied in the classroom. An introductory chapter provides the philosophical framework, followed by separate chapters on the phonology of consonants, vowels and prosody. As well as presenting core material on English phonology, the book explores the relationship of orthography to the English sound system from a historical and a present-day perspective. The final chapter focuses on lesson design and provides practical advice to teachers on diagnosing and responding to students' pronunciation difficulties. As central themes, the book examines English seen from the perspective of international usage and considers the relationship of phonology to communication and the broader language curriculum. Consistent with its practical and communicative orientation each chapter concludes with pedagogical exercises and ideas for classroom and community research projects.
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Subject: English & Old English
1. Title: Global Englishes and change in English language teaching : attitudes and impact

Author/Editor: Galloway, Nicola


Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: Global Englishes and Change in English Language Teaching analyses the impact of current ELT practice, bringing together research from the fields of Global Englishes and ELT to provide suggestions for the implementation of a Global Englishes for Language Teaching curriculum. Calling for a critical re-examination of ELT to ensure that classroom practice reflects how the English language functions as a lingua franca, this book: highlights that multilingualism, not monolingualism, is the norm in today's globalised world, and that 'non-native' English speakers far outnumber 'native' English speakers; showcases the author's research into English language learner attitudes towards English and ELT in relation to Global Englishes; and makes practical suggestions for pedagogical change within ELT. Global Englishes and Change in English Language Teaching is key reading for postgraduate students and researchers in the fields of TESOL/ELT and Global Englishes.
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2. Title: English grammar for international studies

Author/Editor: Voort, Piet van der


Year of Publication: 2010

Abstract/Summary: English Grammar for International Studies is designed for students taking international programmes in higher vocational education, such as Business and Management Studies, International Marketing, International Finance, Business Administration, International Communication and Media, Finance and Banking, Hotel and Facility, and Tourism. Such programmes often have an international student body and therefore the language of instruction is English. English Grammar for International Studies caters precisely for these programmes since the instruction, examples and exercises are offered in English. Offering grammar instruction based on problem-oriented learning, the grammatical principles in the book are rehearsed in a variety of exercises and assignments using primary source texts, such as newspaper headlines, advertisements and internet texts. This book is eminently suitable for self-study, because of its step-by-step approach to English grammar, its transparent instruction, wide range of exercises and the possibility to check answers to questions on the accompanying website (www.englishgrammarforinternationalstudies.noordhoff.nl) which also provides a self-assessment test allowing students to monitor their grammar deficiencies.
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Subject: Ethics
1. Title: Moral issues in business

Author/Editor: Shaw, William H.

Edition: 3rd Asia-Pacific Edition.
Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: Business ethics has an interdisciplinary character. Questions of economic policy and business practice intertwine with issues in politics, sociology, and organisational theory. Although business ethics remains anchored in philosophy, abstract questions in normative ethics and political philosophy mingle with analysis of practical problems and concrete moral dilemmas. Furthermore, business ethics is not just an academic study but also an invitation to reflect on our own values and on our own responses to the hard moral choices that the world of business can pose.
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Subject: Fiction
1. Title: The infinite sea

Author/Editor: Yancey, Rick


Year of Publication: 2014

Abstract/Summary: Surviving the first four waves was nearly impossible. Now Cassie Sullivan finds herself in a new world, a world in which the fundamental trust that binds us together is gone. As the 5th Wave rolls across the landscape, Cassie, Ben, and Ringer are forced to confront the Others' ultimate goal: the extermination of the human race. Cassie and her friends haven't seen the depths to which the Others will sink, nor have the Others seen the heights to which humanity will rise, in the ultimate battle between life and death, hope and despair, love and hate.
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2. Title: The 5th wave

Author/Editor: Yancey, Rick


Year of Publication: 2013

Abstract/Summary: After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one. Now, it's the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth's last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie's only hope for rescuing her brother--or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.
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3. Title: The last star : the final book of the 5th wave

Author/Editor: Yancey, Rick


Year of Publication: 2016

Abstract/Summary: The enemy is Other. The enemy is us. They're down here, they're up there, they're nowhere. They want the Earth, they want us to have it. They came to wipe us out, they came to save us. But beneath these riddles lies one truth: Cassie has been betrayed. So has Ringer. Zombie. Nugget. And all 7.5 billion people who used to live on our planet. Betrayed first by the Others, and now by ourselves. In these last days, Earth's remaining survivors will need to decide what's more important: saving themselves . . . or saving what makes us human.
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Subject: History of Asia
1. Title: A short history of South-East Asia

Author/Editor: Church, Peter

Edition: Sixth edition.
Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: This book will aid readers' knowledge of this region by addressing its historical past and political future. It is based around a prophetic observation of Lee Kuan Yew, the legendary former Prime Minister of Singapore, that "to understand the present and to anticipate the future, one must know enough of the past, enough to have a sense of the history of a people.
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2. Title: Waltz with Bashir

Author/Editor: Folman, Ari


Year of Publication: 2009

Abstract/Summary: Inspired by actual events, Waltz with Bashir chronicles one man's descent into his own half-forgotten past. Filmmaker Ari Folman, an Israeli veteran of the First Lebanon War, encounters an old friend suffering from nightmares of the conflict. Ari begins to wonder why his own memories are full of gasps. In an effort to uncover the truth, he reconnects with old friends and dares to confront the horrors of war. Hailed as innovative and devastating, Waltz with Bashir fuses animation and documentary to create an experience unlike anything you've ever witnessed.
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3. Title: Penang and its region : the story of an Asian entrepot

Author/Editor: Yeoh, Seng Guan


Year of Publication: 2009

Abstract/Summary: This book discusses the personal networks that have linked prominent individuals in Penang with neighbouring areas, and then considers the position of the island as a whole within the Southeast Asian region. Specifically, the authors write about local entrepreneurs, mutual help associations, and cross border trading and political networks, and aspects of how the cosmopolitan population of the island negotiated the transition from British colony to Malaysian state.
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Subject: Home & family management
1. Title: The Routledge handbook of consumer behaviour in hospitality and tourism

Author/Editor: Dixit, Saurabh Kumar


Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: Consumer behaviour is one of the most explored topics in tourism and hospitality marketing, interchangeably denoted by the terms 'traveller behaviour', 'tourist behaviour' or 'guest behaviour'. Consumer behaviour acts as an origin for every tourism and hospitality marketing activity. It offers an understanding of why people tend to choose certain products or services and what sort of factors influence them in making their decision. The decision process of buying tourism products or services takes time, because they are mostly intangible in nature due to which there are many risks involved in their buying process. The Routledge Handbook of Consumer Behaviour in Hospitality and Tourism aims to explore and critically examine current debates, critical reflections of contemporary ideas, controversies and pertinent queries relating to the rapidly expanding discipline of consumer behaviour in hospitality and tourism. The Handbook offers a platform for dialogue across disciplinary and national boundaries and areas of study through its diverse coverage. It is divided into six parts: Part I offers an overview of consumer behaviour; Part II focuses on the service quality perspectives of consumer behaviour; Part III deliberates on customer satisfaction and consumer behaviour linkages; Part IV explores the re-patronage behaviour of consumers; Part V addresses the vital issues concerning online consumer behaviour; and Part VI elaborates upon other emerging paradigms of consumer behaviour. Although there is no dearth of empirical studies on different viewpoints of consumer behaviour, there is a scarcity of literature providing conceptual information. The present Handbook is organised to offer a comprehensive theoretical body of knowledge narrating consumer behaviour, especially for hospitality and tourism businesses and operations. It attempts to fill this research gap by offering a 'globalised' volume comprising chapters organised using both practical and academic approaches.
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Subject: Law
1. Title: Understanding Business Law : LexisNexis Custom Publication for Curtin University, Business Law

Author/Editor: Graw, Stephen

Edition: Third edition.
Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: This book is designed for students studying business law at Curtin University and is drawn from the LexisNexis Butterworths title. It provides a concise overview of subjects affecting business law, including the Australian legal system, contracts, sale of goods, business organisations and tortious liability. The authors use case examples and real-life scenarios to illustrate how legal principles are applied in a business context.
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2. Title: Australian tax law select : legislation and commentary 2017

Author/Editor: Woellner, Robin


Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: Australian tax law select - legislation and commentary 2017 is a customised publication combining, in a single volume, key legislative provisions dealing with Australian income tax and selected commentary from Australian Taxation Law 2017.
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3. Title: A practical introduction to Australian taxation law 2017

Author/Editor: Morgan, Annette


Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: A practical introduction to Australian taxation law 2017 - this unit is designed to give you a basic understanding of the practical application of income tax law in Australia to a wide variety of business and financial activities.
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4. Title: Business and human rights in Southeast Asia : risk and the regulatory turn

Author/Editor: Mohan, Mahdev


Year of Publication: 2016

Abstract/Summary: This book draws on the UN Guiding Principles and recent national plans of action, to provide an overview of relevant developments within the ASEAN region. Bridging theory and practice, the editors have positioned this book at the intersection of human rights risk and its regulation. Chapter authors discuss the implications of key case-studies undertaken across the region and various sectors, with a particular focus on extractive industries, the environment, and infrastructure projects. Topics covered include: due diligence and the role of audits; businesses' responsibilities to women and children; and the mitigation of human rights risks in the region's emerging markets.
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5. Title: International law

Author/Editor: Strydom, H. A.


Year of Publication: 2016

Abstract/Summary: This book offers a rigorous yet accessible introduction to public international law for students. Presenting a clearly structured conceptual framework, the text is designed to support understanding by providing a concise, coherent perspective of international law principles and systems at domestic, regional and international levels. In addition to the standard, core material addressed in international law curriculae, the text examines judgments from South African courts and African jurisdictions, and provides a challenging analysis of key, emerging developments which are particularly relevant to the African context. These topics include such as international criminal law, protection of individuals against mass atrocities, the use of force against non-state actors, international trade and investment law, international climate change law, legal protection of the environment.
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Subject: Linguistics
1. Title: Teaching and researching language learning strategies : self-regulation in context

Author/Editor: Oxford, Rebecca L.

Edition: Second edition.
Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: Now in its second edition, Teaching and Researching Language Learning Strategies: Self-Regulation in Context charts the field systematically and coherently for the benefit of language learning practitioners, students, and researchers. This volume carries on the author's tradition of linking theoretical insights with readability and practical utility and offers an enhanced Strategic Self-Regulation Model. It is enriched by many new features, such as the first-ever major content analysis of published learning strategy definitions, leading to a long-awaited, encompassing strategy definition that, to a significant degree, brings order out of chaos in the strategy field. Rebecca L. Oxford provides an intensive discussion of self-regulation, agency, and related factors as the "soul of learning strategies." She ushers the strategy field into the twenty-first century with the first in-depth treatment of strategies and complexity theory. A major section is devoted to applications of learning strategies in all language skill areas and in grammar and vocabulary. The last chapter presents innovations for strategy instruction, such as ways to deepen and differentiate strategy instruction to meet individual needs; a useful, scenario-based emotion regulation questionnaire; insights on new research methods; and results of two strategy instruction meta-analyses. This revised edition includes in-depth questions, tasks, and projects for readers in every chapter. This is the ideal textbook for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in TESOL, ELT, education, linguistics, and psychology.
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2. Title: The language of hate : a corpus linguistic analysis of white supremacist language

Author/Editor: Brindle, Andrew, 1966-


Year of Publication: 2016

Abstract/Summary: In this book, Andrew Brindle analyzes a corpus of texts taken from a white supremacist web forum which refer to the subject of homosexuality, drawing conclusions about the discourses of extremism and the dissemination of far-right hate speech online. The website from which Brindle's corpus is drawn, Stormfront, has been described as the most powerful active influence in the White Nationalist movement (Kim 2005). Through a linguistic analysis of the data combining corpus linguistic methodologies and a critical discourse analysis approach, Brindle examines the language used to construct heterosexual, white masculinities, as well as posters' representations of gay men, racial minorities and other out-groups, and how such groups are associated by the in-group. Brindle applies three types of analysis to the corpus: a corpus-driven approach centered on the study of frequency, keywords, collocation and concordance analyses; a detailed qualitative study of posts from the forum and the threads in which they are located; and a corpus-based approach which combines the corpus linguistic and qualitative analyses. The analysis of the data demonstrates a convergence of reactionary responses to not only women, gay men and lesbians, but also to racial minorities. Brindle?s findings suggest that due to the forum format of the data, topics are discussed and negotiated rather than dictated unilaterally as would be the case in a hierarchical organization. This research-based study of white supremacist discourse on the Internet facilitates understanding of hate speech and the behavior of extremist groups, with the aim of providing tools to combat elements of extremism and intolerance in society.
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3. Title: Reading in a second language : process, product and practice

Author/Editor: Urquhart, A.H.


Year of Publication: 1998

Abstract/Summary: Reading in a Second Language sets the testing and teaching of reading against a theoretical background, discussing research from both applied linguistics and cognitive psychology. Where possible, it focuses on research into second language readers and distinguishes different kinds of reading, particularly expeditious as opposed to careful reading, and emphasizes the validity of each. Sandy Urquhart and Cyril Weir relate testing and teaching, discussing similarities and differences, providing a comprehensive survey of both methods with the emphasis on those which have been substantiated or supported by research evidence. Finally, the book proposes specific research topics, and detailed advice on how to construct tests of language for academic purposes and suggestions for further research.
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Subject: Management & auxiliary services
1. Title: Power and politeness in the workplace

Author/Editor: Holmes, Janet


Year of Publication: 2003

Abstract/Summary: Power and Politeness in the Workplace provides insights into the way we all talk at work. The book contains a wealth of material illustrating the way people communicate with each other in their ordinary everyday encounters in their workplaces. The analysis focuses, in particular, on how and why people "do" power and politeness in the workplace, and examines the discourse strategies involved in balancing the competing demands of meeting workplace objectives and getting things done on time with maintaining good collegial workplace relationships. Drawing on a large and very varied corpus of data collected in a wide range of workplaces, the authors explore specific types of workplace talk, such as giving advice and instructions, solving problems, running meetings and making decisions. Attention is also paid to the important contribution of less obviously relevant types of workplace talk such as humour and small talk, to the construction of effective workplace relationships. In the final chapter some of the practical implications of the analyses are identified. This book aims to provide useful information to those interested in the many functions of talk at work. It should be useful to those teaching business or interpersonal communication courses, language in the workplace courses, courses on discourse analysis, communication studies, pragmatics and sociolinguistics. It should also be of interest to workplace practitioners, and especially those involved in Human Resources training, communication skill development, and professional development and education.
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2. Title: Gower handbook of programme management

Author/Editor: Lock, Dennis

Edition: Second edition.
Year of Publication: 2016

Abstract/Summary: In the ten years since this Gower Handbook was first published, Programme Management has been transformed to become the vehicle of choice for realising the objectives of large scale, complicated, business, government and social investment. The Second Edition of this Gower Handbook is a completely new text; designed as a definitive guide to the current state of Programme Management. To that end the text offers foundation theory and knowledge around key issues such as, managing programme contracts, people and know-how, complexity and uncertainty, benefits and success measures, as well as every stage of the programme life cycle. The main central section of the book provides theory, tools, advice and examples of practical application from an industry context and covers sectors including construction, energy, aerospace and defence, IT, automotive and the public sector. The Handbook also includes a section with chapters on assessing and improving programme competences and developing maturity. Discrete chapters relate programme management to the international baselines and standards. Collectively, the Gower Handbook of Programme Management is most comprehensive guide to the subject that you can buy.
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3. Title: The fundamentals of advertising

Author/Editor: Wilmshurst, John


Year of Publication: 1999

Abstract/Summary: The Fundamentals of Advertising is widely recognized as the most comprehensive and informative introduction to the area for both professionals and students. The new edition has been fully revised and updated and provides a comprehensive coverage of the whole business of advertising and its associated promotional areas, including public relations, sales promotion and sponsorship. The authors use a wide range of examples to illustrate their themes and an informative series of guidelines and checklists of value not only to students but to those applying the various techniques. Topics the authors examine include: The role of the advertising agencies, Planning advertising campaigns, Setting budgets, The scope of below-the-line promotion, How advertising materials are created and produced, The issue of control in advertising, International advertising.
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4. Title: The global human resource management casebook

Author/Editor: Christiansen, Liza Castro

Edition: Second edition.
Year of Publication: 2018

Abstract/Summary: This casebook is a collection of international teaching cases focusing on contemporary human resource management issues. Each case centers primarily on one country and illustrates a significant challenge faced by managers and HR practitioners, helping students to understand how the issues they learn about in class play out in the real world. The cases emphasize the national and cultural contexts of HR management, providing readers with a global understanding of employee motivation, reward systems, recruitment and selection, career development, and more. In this edition, the editors and authors have made significant updates to reflect recent developments in the field and cover a broader range of countries in Eastern Europe and Africa. The authors also delve into new industries like food service, clothing manufacturing, and transportation as well as IT and academia. Recommendations for further reading and relevant videos provide readers with practical insights into the modern HRM field.
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5. Title: Advanced introduction to entrepreneurial finance

Author/Editor: Landstrom, Hans


Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: This Advanced Introduction analyses the financial problems facing the diverse range of entrepreneurial projects taking into consideration the changing nature of entrepreneurial ventures today. In particular, this work focuses on the demand for finance and financial decisions taken by entrepreneurs in new and growing ventures. In addition, it includes a detailed discussion of the supply of capital from debt-capital providers, like banks and microfinance organizations, and equity-capital providers, such as crowd investors, business angels and venture capitalists. It concludes by considering the characteristics of financial markets for entrepreneurial finance, examining both financial gaps and public interventions.
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Subject: Medicine & health
1. Title: Insanity fast and furious : 20-minute insane workout

Author/Editor: Beachbody


Year of Publication: 2011

Abstract/Summary: A 20-minute, high-intensity cardio workout. This is not for beginners or individuals with any medical condition that may be compromised by extreme cardio and strength exercise. Consult your physician and read the enclosed safety and other materials before beginning the program.
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2. Title: The great dumbbell DVD

Author/Editor: Jespersen, Michael


Year of Publication: 2011

Abstract/Summary: This multi-functional DVD contains a library of 44 dumbbell exercises that will transform your entire body, each accompanied by dynamic on-screen graphics precisely illustrating muscles used. It also contains 3 complete workout routines designed to meet all fitness levels. With an array of additional features rounding out this amazing package, The Great Dumbbell DVD offers the most effective workout experience possible.
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3. Title: Get bigger muscles workout guide

Author/Editor: Martin, Thomas


Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: GetBiggerMuscles.com is your ultimate resource for learning how to build that sculpted body you've always dreamed of. If you want to build that muscular physique loaded with long, lean, muscle mass then you must visit www.GetBiggerMuscles.com.
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Subject: Public administration
1. Title: Advances in E-governance : theory and application of technological initiatives

Author/Editor: Trotta, Anthony M.


Year of Publication: 2018

Abstract/Summary: This book differentiates e-governance from e-government and examines the increasingly important role social media and crowdsourcing have come to play in our democracy, and the interactions between technology, polling, voting, and outcomes. Including practical cases ranging from DMV registration to online tax filing and markers of successful implementation, Advances in E-Governance carefully addresses how the adoption and expansion of electronic platforms align with new government paradigms and looks to future trends in this rapidly expanding field.
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Subject: Social Science
1. Title: The anthropology of media : a reader

Author/Editor: Askew, Kelly


Year of Publication: 2002

Abstract/Summary: This book offers a critical overview of how mass media represents and constructs both Western and non-Western cultures. Moving beyond earlier anthropological preoccupation with ethnographic film and drawing on the recent explosion of creative studies of culture and media, this volume heralds the emergence of a new field of the anthropology of media and brings its key literature together for the first time.
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2. Title: The sociology book

Author/Editor: Thorpe, Christopher

Edition: First American edition.
Year of Publication: 2015

Abstract/Summary: The Sociology Book takes on some of humankind's biggest questions: What is society? What makes it tick? Why do we interact in the way that we do with our friends, coworkers, and rivals? The Sociology Book profiles the world's most renowned sociologists and more than 100 of their biggest ideas, including issues of equality, diversity, identity, and human rights; the effects of globalization; the role of institutions; and the rise of urban living in modern society. Easy to navigate and chock-full of key concepts, profiles of major sociological thinkers, and conversation starters galore, this is a must-have, in-a-nutshell guide to some of the most fascinating questions on earth. The Sociology Book is part of the award-winning Big Ideas Simply Explained series, designed to distill big ideas and elusive theories into graspable, memorable concepts, using an approachable graphic treatment and creative typography.
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3. Title: The gender communication connection

Author/Editor: Gamble, Teri Kwal

Edition: Second edition.
Year of Publication: 2015

Abstract/Summary: The authors explore the many ways that gender and communication intersect and affect each other. Every chapter encourages a consideration of how gender attitudes and practices, past and current, influence personal notions of what it means not only to be female and male, but feminine and masculine. The second edition of this student friendly and accessible text is filled with contemporary examples, activities, and exercises to help students put theoretical concepts into practice.
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4. Title: Handbook of the economics of population aging

Author/Editor: Piggott, John


Year of Publication: 2016

Abstract/Summary: Handbook of the Economics of Population Aging, Volume 1B provides the economic literature on aging and associated subjects, presenting comprehensive portraits of both social and theoretical issues. As the second of two volumes in this series on the economics of population aging, it continues the discussion, delving deeper into topics such as the labor market and human resource issues, gerontology, history, and the sociological and political ramifications of this fascinating topic whose inception dates back to the late 1970's. This volume includes literature that has appeared in general economics journals, in various field journals in economics, especially, but not exclusively, those covering labor market and human resource issues, information from interdisciplinary social science and life science journals, and data presented in papers by economists published in journals associated with gerontology, history, sociology, political science, and demography, amongst others.
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5. Title: Geography and social movements : comparing antinuclear activism in the Boston area

Author/Editor: Miller, Byron A., 1957-


Year of Publication: 2000

Abstract/Summary: Context matters, as students of social movements increasingly agree, and yet very little attention has been paid to the role geography plays in activism. Geography and Social Movements corrects this oversight, bringing a geographical perspective to the study of social movements. Byron A. Miller directly addresses the implications of space, place, and scale in social movement mobilization, and then demonstrates their significance in a detailed comparative analysis of peace movements in three municipalities around Boston. In focusing on the Boston area -- an old northeastern region, heavily industrialized with many companies working on military contracts, and also a center of education -- Miller is able to explore how campaigns aimed at curbing nuclear arms operate within the cultural, political, social, and economic confines of particular places and spaces. He shows how the decisions and actions of local peace movement organizations played a central role in the movement's successes and failures, and how local organizations had to respond to the differing class, race, and gender characteristics of different locales. Miller's empirical analysis clearly demonstrates that geographic strategies for social movement organizations have direct consequences for the successes and failures of specific campaigns.
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6. Title: Marriage migration in Asia : emerging minorities at the frontiers of nation-states

Author/Editor: Ishii, Sari K.


Year of Publication: 2016

Abstract/Summary: Men are disadvantaged in the marriage markets of many Asian countries, and in some cases their response is to look abroad for a partner. Receiving countries for marriage migrants include Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore, while the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, and parts of mainland China supply wives to these territories. In the absence of uniform international regulations concerning the rights and obligations of partners, such unions are treated differently in different jurisdiction. In extreme cases migrants or their children become stateless, and when marriages break down, migrants sometimes face major legal problems. In such circumstances, marriage migrants are often portrayed as powerless, uneducated victims. Rejecting this perspective, the authors in this volume explore the agency of women who migrate abroad to acquire opportunities unavailable to them in their homelands. They show that the trajectories of marriage migrants are often not a simple movement from home to destination but can involve return, repeated, or extended migrations, and that these transitions that can alter geographies of power in economics, nationality or ethnicity. Based on features shared by many marriage migrants, the book identifies them as an emerging minority at the frontier of the nation-state, a group whose status may well carry over to future generations.
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7. Title: Business and the feminine principle : the untapped resource

Author/Editor: Frenier, Carol R.


Year of Publication: 1997

Abstract/Summary: Business and the Feminine Principle: The Untapped Resource describes in lay persons' language the essence of the archetypal feminine and its potential for business. This book shows both women and men how the feminine principle works in human thought and behavior and what it could mean for business if we gave the feminine principle the same kind of attention and support in the work place that we give to masculine consciousness. Business and the Feminine Principle goes beyond the well-established conversation about the need for feminine attributes in business and invites both genders into an exciting new collaboration. By no means a critique of what is wrong with masculine perception and behavior in business, this book inspires new respect for the integrity of both masculine and feminine energy and their ability to co-create a viable future for all of us.
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8. Title: Sustainable practices : social theory and climate change

Author/Editor: Shove, Elizabeth


Year of Publication: 2013

Abstract/Summary: This book come from different disciplines such as sociology, geography, economics and philosophy but are alike in taking social theories of practice as a common point of reference. This volume explores questions which arise from this distinctive and fresh approach on how do practices and material elements circulate and intersect, how do complex infrastructures and systems form and break apart and how does the reproduction of social practice sustain related patterns of inequality and injustice. This collection shows how social theories of practice can help us understand what societal transitions towards sustainability might involve, and how they might be achieved. It will be of interest to students and researchers in sociology, environmental studies, geography, philosophy and economics, and to policy makers and advisors working in this field.
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9. Title: Corporate foresight : anticipating the future

Author/Editor: De Toni, Alberto F.


Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: This book illustrates how to anticipate the future using more than the traditional predictive models (forecasting) based on the forward projection of past experiences, and moving into more advanced methods of anticipation logic (foresight) to build probable scenarios based on weak signals, emerging trends, coexisting presents and potential paths of evolution. This is also a useful resource for both managers and researchers, the book will help readers gain the tools necessary to tackle change and navigate complexity in organizations.
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Subject: Spanish and Portugese Language
1. Title: Modern Brazilian Portuguese grammar : a practical guide

Author/Editor: Whitlam, John

Edition: Second edition.
Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: Modern Brazilian Portuguese Grammar: A Practical Guide is an innovative reference guide to Brazilian Portuguese, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume. The Grammar is divided into two parts. Part A covers traditional grammatical categories such as agreement, nouns, verbs and adjectives. Part B is carefully organized around language functions covering all major communication situations such as establishing identity, making contact and expressing likes, dislikes and preferences.
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2. Title: Modern Brazilian Portuguese grammar workbook

Author/Editor: Whitlam, John

Edition: Second edition.
Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: The second edition of Modern Brazilian Portuguese Grammar Workbook is an innovative book of exercises and language tasks for all learners of Brazilian Portuguese. The book is divided into two sections: - Part A provides exercises based on essential grammatical structures - Part B practises everyday functions (e.g. making social contact, asking questions and expressing needs). A comprehensive answer key at the back of the book enables you to check on your progress. The Modern Brazilian Portuguese Grammar Workbook is ideal for all learners who have a basic knowledge of Brazilian Portuguese, including undergraduates taking Brazilian Portuguese as a major or minor part of their studies, as well as intermediate and advanced school, adult education and self-study students. While primarily intended for use in conjunction with Modern Brazilian Portuguese Grammar: A Practical Guide, it can also serve as an independent resource.
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