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Understanding Latin America: A Decoding Guide

Understanding Latin America: A Decoding Guide

  • Author: Hardy Alfredo Toro
  • Publisher: World Scientific
  • ISBN: 9813229969
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 272
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From afar, Latin America looks like a blurry tableau: devoid of defining lines, particularities and nuances. Little is understood about the idiosyncrasies of Latin-Americans, their cultural identity and social values. Differences between Brazilians and Spanish Americans, or amid the diverse Spanish American countries, are not sufficiently understood. Even less is known about the amplitude of the Iberian heritage of such countries, or about the miscegenation and acculturation processes that took place among their different constitutive races. There is no clarity regarding the Western nature of Latin America or about its cultural affinities with Latin Europe. Nor is there sufficient understanding of the links between the Latin population of the United States and the inhabitants of Latin America. This book aims to fill the gap by focusing on Latin America's history, culture, identity and idiosyncrasies. It serves as a guide to understand regional attitudes, meanings and behavioural differences of the region. It also analyses the present economic situation of the region, while trying to predict the future of the region. Written in a simple and accessible manner, this book will be of interest to readers keen on exploring the region for potential opportunities in trade, investment or any other kind of business and cultural endeavor. Contents: Why Latin America?What is Iberian America?Brazil and Spanish AmericaSpanish America: One or Many?Where do Latin Americans Belong?Latin America and the United States: A DichotomyLatin America and the United States: A History in Seven ChaptersThe Revenge of the SouthWhen China Arrived from NowhereLatin America's Options Readership: Business professionals, researchers, undergraduate and graduate students interested in knowing more about Latin America and Latin American Economic Growth; business and trade federations; institutes or centers for Latin American studies in universities. Keywords: Latin America;Asia;Brazil;Hispanic America;United States;Latino Population in the US;China;Spain;Portugal;US-Lantin American Relations;China-Latin American Trade and InvestmentsReview: "Addressing the profound tendencies that define a highly heterogeneous region, such as Latin America, is a complex task. To be able to do so, while simultaneously explaining the similarities and commonalities that exist within the region, is even more difficult. To that it should be added the important achievement of recreating a historical journey spanning several centuries, in a coherent, clear, thorough and pleasant manner. Alfredo Toro Hardy's excellent book, Understanding Latin America: A Decoding Guide, provides a key to this region and to its historical cycles and current challenges." Francisco Rojas Aravena Rector of the United Nations University for the Peace "Ambassador Toro Hardy's book is most important and timely. I have enjoyed reading the book and gained many new insights about the countries of Latin America from it." Tommy Koh Chairman of the National University of Singapore Centre for International Law "Alfredo Toro Hardy is the quintessential scholar-diplomat. There is nobody more qualified to have produced this timely new volume. Understanding Latin America is an admirably sophisticated yet succinct guide to the historical milestones, political movements and economic trends that everyone should grasp when dealing with the dynamic markets stretching from Mexico to Argentina." Parag Khanna Best-selling author Senior Research Fellow, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy "A

Understanding Language

Understanding Language

A Guide for Beginning Students of Greek and Latin

  • Author: Donald Fairbairn
  • Publisher: CUA Press
  • ISBN: 0813218667
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 190
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Understanding Language includes major sections on the noun and verb systems of the classical languages.

The Penguin History Of Latin America

The Penguin History Of Latin America

New Edition

  • Author: Edwin Williamson
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141937440
  • Category: History
  • Page: 640
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Now fully updated to 2009, this acclaimed history of Latin America tells its turbulent story from Columbus to Chavez. Beginning with the Spanish and Portugese conquests of the New World, it takes in centuries of upheaval, revolution and modernization up to the present day, looking in detail at Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Chile and Cuba, and gives an overview of the cultural developments that have made Latin America a source of fascination for the world. 'A first-rate work of history ... His cool, scholarly gaze and synthesizing intelligence demystify a part of the world peculiarly prone to myth-making ... This book covers an enormous amount of ground, geographically and culturally' Tony Gould, Independent on Sunday

How to Speak Cat

How to Speak Cat

A Guide to Decoding Cat Language

  • Author: Aline Alexander Newman,Gary Weitzman
  • Publisher: National Geographic Books
  • ISBN: 1426318634
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 176
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Draws on the expertise of a Humane Society veterinarian and a National Geographic writer to reveal what cats are communicating with their body language and behavior, sharing educational scenarios and numerous photos of classic cat poses. Simultaneous.

The Edgar Online Guide to Decoding Financial Statements

The Edgar Online Guide to Decoding Financial Statements

Tips, Tools, and Techniques for Becoming a Savvy Investor

  • Author: Tom Taulli
  • Publisher: J. Ross Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781932159288
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 312
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Navigating through a company's financial statements can be tricky for investors. This concise and easily understood guide covers not only how to find the red flags, but also how to find the signs of underlying financial strength for making sound investing decisions.

The World Turned Upside Down

The World Turned Upside Down

The Complex Partnership Between China and Latin America

  • Author: Alfredo Toro Hardy
  • Publisher: World Scientific
  • ISBN: 9814452572
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 268
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Acting as a Sorcerer's Apprentice, the West incorporated 1.3 billion Chinese and 1.2 billion Indians into the world's labour equation within a context of lower production costs. This resulted in erosion of its competitive capacity and social stability, while greatly benefiting developing economies, many of which were able to emerge with unprecedented speed. With China as the main engine, the developing economies have become increasingly integrated, sustaining in the process a fundamental part of the global trade growth. While this phenomenon took shape, excesses within Western economies generated a seismic crisis that dramatically accelerated a slow decline. As the ascendant and descendant curves of developing and developed economies are crossing each other, a decoupling tendency between both has become evident. The economic partnership between China and Latin America epitomizes well the growing integration between emerging economies. Even if mostly benefiting from it, Latin America is under the double sign of threat and opportunity due to this complex relation. For Latin America to succeed, it will need to reinvent itself.The analyses and information contained in this book will be of interest to researchers, academics and policy-makers alike.

Understanding Education Research

Understanding Education Research

A Guide to Critical Reading

  • Author: Gary Shank,Launcelot Brown,Janice Pringle
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317249895
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 150
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"Understanding Education Research" is designed to help students learn to read educational research articles carefully, systematically, and critically. Students learn to categorize titles, decode abstracts, find research questions, characterize research arguments, break down methods and procedures, explore references, apply analysis strategies, and interpret findings. The book allows them to easily develop the skills they need to be research literate. It offers simple guidelines for qualitative, quantitative, and statistical approaches that help students master the basics behind these often complex and confusing methodologies. The book is accessible for future researchers or for students who simply need to understand research clearly. It is written in a clear and engaging style, with ample concrete examples of each stage, offering exercises for student practice.

Understanding Contemporary Latin America

Understanding Contemporary Latin America

  • Author: Thomas J. D'Agostino
  • Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub
  • ISBN: 9781588267917
  • Category: History
  • Page: 463
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This new edition of Understanding Contemporary Latin America has been thoroughly revised to reflect many significant events and trends of the past six years. The book includes entirely new chapters on economics and religion, as well as extensively updated material on politics, the military, international relations, environmental issues, nationalism, the role of women, and more. It is an indispensable introduction, both descriptive and analytical, to complexities of contemporary Latin America.

Decoding Anorexia

Decoding Anorexia

How Breakthroughs in Science Offer Hope for Eating Disorders

  • Author: Carrie Arnold
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0415898676
  • Category: PSYCHOLOGY
  • Page: 204
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Decoding Anorexia is the first and only book to explain anorexia nervosa from a biological point of view. Its clear, user-friendly descriptions of the genetics and neuroscience behind the disorder is paired with first person descriptions and personal narratives of what biological differences mean to sufferers. Author Carrie Arnold, a trained scientist, science writer, and past sufferer of anorexia, speaks with clinicians, researchers, parents, other family members, and sufferers about the factors that make one vulnerable to anorexia, the neurochemistry behind the call of starvation, and why it's so hard to leave anorexia behind. She also addresses: • How environment is still important and influences behaviors • The characteristics of people at high risk for developing anorexia nervosa • Why anorexics find starvation “rewarding” • Why denial is such a salient feature, and how sufferers can overcome it Carrie also includes interviews with key figures in the field who explain their work and how it contributes to our understanding of anorexia. Long thought to be a psychosocial disease of fickle teens, this book alters the way anorexia is understood and treated and gives patients, their doctors, and their family members hope.

Every Dog's Legal Guide

Every Dog's Legal Guide

A Must-Have Book for Your Owner

  • Author: Mary Randolph
  • Publisher: Nolo
  • ISBN: 1413318223
  • Category: Pets
  • Page: 352
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Dog owners must abide by a lot of laws, which control everything from how many dogs you can have to what vaccinations they must have to when you can let them off the leash. Whether you own a dog or just live near one, you need to know your legal rights and responsibilities. Every Dog’s Legal Guide clearly explains the common legal issues that affect dog owners and their neighbors, including: -Dog owners’ liability for injuries -Dogs that bite or create a nuisance -Animal cruelty -Landlords, tenants and dogs -Traveling with dogs -Providing for pets at death -Dealing with veterinarians -Your rights when buying or selling a dog -Restrictions on dangerous dogs -Vaccinations licenses and other local laws -Guide, signal, and service dogs The 7th edition has been completely updated to reflect the newest state and federal laws affecting dogs, their owners, and their neighbors.

Decoding the Ethics Code

Decoding the Ethics Code

A Practical Guide for Psychologists

  • Author: Celia B. Fisher
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1412959160
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 358
  • View: 6944
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The Second Edition of Decoding the Ethics Code introduces those in psychology and related fields to the 2003 American Psychological Association's Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct. The book helps psychologists apply the Ethics Code to the constantly changing scientific, professional, and legal realities of the discipline. Author Celia B. Fisher addresses the revised format, choice of wording, aspirational rationale, and enforceability of the code and puts these changes into practical perspective for psychologists. Her book provides in-depth discussions of the foundation and application of each ethical standard to the broad spectrum of scientific, teaching, and professional roles of psychologists. This unique guide helps psychologists effectively utilize ethical principles and standards to morally conduct their work activities, avoid ethical violations, and, most importantly, preserve and protect the fundamental rights and welfare of those with whom they serve.

American Difference

American Difference

American Politics from a Comparative Perspective

  • Author: Lori M. Poloni-Staudinger,Michael R. Wolf
  • Publisher: CQ Press
  • ISBN: 1483344363
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 248
  • View: 1382
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Examining democracies from a comparative perspective helps us better understand why politics—or “who gets what, when, and how”—differs among democracies. In American Difference: American Politics from a Comparative Perspective, authors Lori M. Poloni-Staudinger and Michael R. Wolf take the reader through different aspects of democracy—political culture, institutions, interest groups, political parties and elections—and explore how the US is both different from and similar to other democracies. Used in conjunction with a textbook for courses in Introduction to American Politics, Introduction to Comparative Politics, or Introduction to Politics, this book will provide additional context and deepen students’ understanding of key political concepts.

One Hundred Years of Solitude

One Hundred Years of Solitude

  • Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0060531045
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 432
  • View: 4045
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One of the 20th century's enduring works, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a widely beloved and acclaimed novel known throughout the world, and the ultimate achievement in a Nobel Prize–winning career. The novel tells the story of the rise and fall of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendía family. It is a rich and brilliant chronicle of life and death, and the tragicomedy of humankind. In the noble, ridiculous, beautiful, and tawdry story of the Buendía family, one sees all of humanity, just as in the history, myths, growth, and decay of Macondo, one sees all of Latin America. Love and lust, war and revolution, riches and poverty, youth and senility -- the variety of life, the endlessness of death, the search for peace and truth -- these universal themes dominate the novel. Whether he is describing an affair of passion or the voracity of capitalism and the corruption of government, Gabriel García Márquez always writes with the simplicity, ease, and purity that are the mark of a master. Alternately reverential and comical, One Hundred Years of Solitude weaves the political, personal, and spiritual to bring a new consciousness to storytelling. Translated into dozens of languages, this stunning work is no less than an accounting of the history of the human race.

Symbols, Signs & Visual Codes

Symbols, Signs & Visual Codes

A Practical Guide to Understanding and Decoding the Universal Icons, Signs, Motifs and Symbols that are Used in Literature, Art, Religion, Astrology, Communication, Advertising, Mythology and Science

  • Author: Mark O'Connell,Raje Airey
  • Publisher: Lorenz Books
  • ISBN: 9781846816512
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 128
  • View: 6144
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Featuring more than 350 fine-art images of signs and what they represent, an encyclopedic reference of signs and symbols explains how specific images have been used from the dawn of humanity to the modern age as a means of conveying beliefs, concepts and identity.

Demonetisation Decoded

Demonetisation Decoded

A Critique of India's Currency Experiment

  • Author: Jayati Ghosh,C. P. Chandrasekhar,Prabhat Patnaik
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1351664018
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 110
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On the night of 8 November 2016, at 8:15 pm, India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, announced in a televised broadcast to the nation that with effect from midnight, currency notes of denominations Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 would no longer be legal tender. In one stroke, this involved the de-recognition of over 86 per cent of the value of Indian currency in circulation with only four hours’ notice. This important book provides a quick and concise explanation of the goals, implications, initial effects and the political economy of this major demonetisation move by the Government of India. It clarifies key concepts and offers astute economic analysis to guide the reader through the various claims, arguments and critiques that have been made; highlights the complexities of the processes that have been unleashed; and examines the likely outcomes in the long term as well as those that are immediately evident. Timely and lucid, this book will interest students and researchers in the fields of economics, finance, management, law, politics and governance as well as policy makers, legislators, civil society activists and the media.

The New Bloomsday Book

The New Bloomsday Book

A Guide Through Ulysses

  • Author: Harry Blamires
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134773056
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 272
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Since 1966 readers new to James Joyce have depended upon this essential guide to Ulysses. Harry Blamires helps readers to negotiate their way through this formidable, remarkable novel and gain an understanding of it which, without help, it might have taken several readings to achieve. The New Bloomsday Book is a crystal clear, page-by-page, line-by-line running commentary on the plot of Ulysses which illuminates symbolic themes and structures along the way. It is a highly accessible, indispensible guide for anyone reading Joyce's masterpiece for the first time. To ensure that Blamires' classic work will remain useful to new readers, this third edition contains the page numbering and references to three commonly read editions of Ulysses: the Oxford University Press 'World Classics' (1993), the Penguin 'Twentieth-Century Classics' (1992), and the Gabler 'Corrected Text' (1986) editions.

Complete Latin Beginner to Intermediate Book and Audio Course

Complete Latin Beginner to Intermediate Book and Audio Course

Learn to read, write, speak and understand a new language with Teach Yourself

  • Author: Gavin Betts
  • Publisher: Teach Yourself
  • ISBN: 1444794957
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 480
  • View: 2111
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Complete Latin is a comprehensive course that takes you from beginner to advanced level. This ebook contains the text only and no audio content. -Learn proverbs - including those taken from Erasmus's collection, the Adagia -Move on to graded readings drawn from Martial, Vergil, Caesar, Cicero and other classical authors -31 learning units -Based on real Latin, not made-up sentences and stories -Packed with grammar, vocabulary and practice -Test Yourself - see and track your own progress -Revision website for extra practice Coming soon: get our companion app. Latin course: Teach Yourself is full of fun, interactive activities to support your learning with this course. Apple and Android versions available. Also available: Get Started in Beginner's Latin book and CD pack (ISBN 9781444176340). Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.

Wealth and Homeownership

Wealth and Homeownership

Women, Men and Families

  • Author: Mariacristina Rossi,Eva Sierminska
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 331992558X
  • Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 1882
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Decoding Clausewitz

Decoding Clausewitz

A New Approach to On War

  • Author: Jon Tetsuro Sumida
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 234
  • View: 9934
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A pathbreaking critique of the thought of military studies icon Carl Phillip Gottfried von Clausewitz and his magnum opus On War that illuminates why and how that work should be viewed as much more mature, coherent, innovative, and complete than suggested by previous accounts.

The Celestine Prophecy

The Celestine Prophecy

  • Author: James Redfield
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780446545556
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 247
  • View: 2950
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THE #1 BESTSELLING INTERNATIONAL PHENOMENON - NOW WITH A NEW PREFACE You have never read a book like this before -- a book that comes along once in a lifetime to change lives forever. In the rain forests of Peru, an ancient manuscript has been discovered. Within its pages are 9 key insights into life itself -- insights each human being is predicted to grasp sequentially; one insight, then another, as we move toward a completely spiritual culture on Earth. Drawing on ancient wisdom, it tells you how to make connections among the events happening in your life right now and lets you see what is going to happen to you in the years to come. The story it tells is a gripping one of adventure and discovery, but it is also a guidebook that has the power to crystallize your perceptions of why you are where you are in life and to direct your steps with a new energy and optimism as you head into tomorrow. Praise for The Celestine Prophecy "A gripping adventure story filled with intrigue, suspense, and spiritual revelations." - Commonwealth Journal "A spiritual classic...a book to read and reread, to cherish, and to give to friends." - Joan Borysenko, PhD, author of Fire in the Soul "In his inimitable style of great storytelling, Redfield opens us up to a world of insight, inspiration, synchronicity, and power." - Deepak Chopra