Emma Woodhouse is beautiful, clever and rich. She likes to arrange marriages between her friends and neighbours in the village of Highbury. But Emma makes a lot of mistakes and causes more problems than happy marriages. Then she almost loses her own chance of love.
This second collection of papers by Vernon L. Smith, a creator of the field of experimental economics, includes many of his primary authored and coauthored contributions on bargaining and market behavior between 1990 and 1998. The essays explore the use of laboratory experiments to test propositions derived from economics and game theory. They also investigate the relationship between experimental economics and psychology, particularly the field of evolutionary psychology, using the latter to broaden theperspective in which experimental results are interpreted. Specific themes investigated include rational choice, the notion of fairness, game theory and extensive form experimental interactions, institutions and market behavior, and the study of laboratory stock markets.
The full, rounded volume of Supernova is the result of a simple yet surprising design, which obtains the body of the lamp from the empty spaces between the differently-shaped metal discs mounted on a chromed base. The suspended lamp’s light source resembles the glowing nucleus of a planet, creating a contrast between light and shadows. The light is soft and diffused. The strong, exclusive image and the riche graphic element make Supernova perfect as the visual fulcrum of a room.
From British Shorthairs to Maine Coons and everything in between! Find out all about 35 different breeds of cat -Siamese, Russian Blue, Ragdoll Turkish Van and many more - in this beautifully illustrated and annotated first guide. Includes a fun spotter's chart to fill in!
Using federal procurement of computer systems, the author shows the effects of practices designed to prevent collusion between vendors and officials.
This story, by one of Britain's most important twentieth century writers, tells of a marriage falling apart and the emotional development of a young man, Paul Morel. Paul is torn between his close relationship with his mother and his romantic relationships with two young women.
Cinema Wars explores the intersection of film, politics, and US culture and society through a bold critical analysis of the films, TV shows, and documentaries produced in the early 2000s Offers a thought-provoking depiction of Hollywood film as a contested terrain between conservative and liberal forces Films and documentaries discussed include: Black Hawk Down, The Dark Knight, Star Wars, Syriana, WALL-E, Fahrenheit 9/11 and other Michael Moore documentaries, amongst others Explores how some films in this era supported the Bush-Cheney regime, while others criticized the administration, openly or otherwise Investigates Hollywood’s treatment of a range of hot topics, from terrorism and environmental crisis to the Iraq war and the culture wars of the 2000s Shows how Hollywood film in the 2000s brought to life a vibrant array of social protest and helped create cultural conditions to elect Barack Obama
The only book to present the synergy between modeling and simulation, systems engineering, and agent technologies expands the notion of agent-based simulation to also deal with agent simulation and agent-supported simulation. Accessible to both practitioners and managers, it systematically addresses designing and building agent systems from a systems engineering perspective.
An exquisite, small format gift edition of this extraordinary collaboration between Irish Children's Laureate, Eoin Colfer, and picture book superstar Oliver Jeffers! Sometimes, with a little electricity, or luck, or even magic, an imaginary friend might appear when you need one. An imaginary friend like Fred...Fred floated like a feather in the wind until a lonely little boy wished for him and found a friendship like no other. The perfect chemistry between Eoin Colfer's text and Oliver Jeffer's artwork make for a dazzlingly original colour gift book.
Summer, 1970. Sex is very much on everyone's mind. The girls are acting like boys and the boys are going on acting like boys. Keith Nearing - a bookish twenty-year-old, in that much disputed territory between five foot six and five foot seven - is on holiday and struggling to twist feminism towards his own ends. Torn between three women, his scheming doesn't come off quite as he expects.
Features a balance between theory, proofs, and examples and provides applications across diverse fields of study Ordinary Differential Equations presents a thorough discussion of first-order differential equations and progresses to equations of higher order.
This book is about the difficulties that modern parents and their adult children face in their path. The author reveals the possibilities and secret ways of turning communication between adult family members into a real pleasure.
Thomas Hardy was an English novelist and poet. The wonderful story of the romantic entanglement between church musician, Dick Dewey, and the attractive new school mistress, Fancy Day. "Under the Greenwood Tree" is one of Thomas Hardy's most gentle and pastoral novels.