WHY DO HEADLESS CHICKENS RUN? is packed full of the most laugh-out-loud facts from the worlds of history, science, natural history and just about everything else too. Unbelievable-but-true comic mayhem from the master of humorous non fiction, Michael Cox, with hilarious illustrations by Clive Goddard.
This selection of 21 stories represents the best of James's work, and includes three stories which are not in the Collected Edition. - ;This selection of 21 stories represents the best of James's work, and includes three stories which are not in the Collected Edition. -
From bizarre tales of triumph to incredible facts about footballers, this is an informative, interactive and hilarious guide to football - what it's all about and what made it what it is today. Packed with funny illustrations, inspirational ideas and amazing activities, this is a brilliant guide to football past and present.
From unbelievable tales of triumph (with all the shocking bits left in) to incredible facts about Olympic athletes, this is an aspirational, informative, interactive and hilarious guide to the Olympics - what they're all about and what made them what they are today. Packed with funny illustrations, inspirational ideas and amazing activities, this is a brilliant guide to the Olympics past and present.
Popular wisdom holds that the years since 1973 the end of the postwar miracle" have been a time of economic decline and stagnation: lackluster productivity, falling real wages, and lost competitiveness. The rich have gotten richer, the poor have gotten poorer, and most of us have barely held on while watching all the best jobs disappear overseas.As Myths of Rich and Poor demonstrates, this picture is not just wrong, it's spectacularly wrong. The hard numbers, simple facts, and iconoclastic arguments of this book will change the way you think about the American economy.
This book looks at the comprehensive management of all aspects of gallstone disease, from the epidemiology and pathogenesis to the complex management approaches required for some patients. The main emphasis is placed on effective diagnosis and treatment, making extensive use of practical case-based material while reviewing the guidelines in a multi-disciplinary manner. It is an essential read for all clinicians involved in managing patients with gallstone disease.
The first book on novel products derived from the new generation of combustion ashes, Combustion Residues -Sustainable Applications discusses the nature of ashes derived from coal co-combustion, biomass, and other fuels in traditional and stand-alone power plants and municipal waste incinerators. In addition, the book examines the development of novel commercial products incorporating such ashes, including the importance of technical and environmental standards, marketing strategies, and promotion.
Throughout banking, mathematical techniques are used. Some of these are within software products or models; mathematicians use others to analyse data. The current literature on the subject is either very basic or very advanced. The Mathematics of Banking offers an intermediate guide to the various techniques used in the industry, and a consideration of how each one should be approached. Written in a practical style, it will enable readers to quickly appreciate the purpose of the techniques and, through illustrations, see how they can be applied in practice. Coverage is extensive and includes techniques such as VaR analysis, Monte Carlo simulation, extreme value theory, variance and many others. A practical review of mathematical techniques needed in banking which does not expect a high level of mathematical competence from the reader
An introduction to philosophy through film, Thinking Through Film: Doing Philosophy, Watching Movies combines the exploration of fundamental philosophical issues with the experience of viewing films, and provides an engaging reading experience for undergraduate students, philosophy enthusiasts and film buffs alike.An in-depth yet accessible introduction to the philosophical issuesraised by films, film spectatorship and film-makingProvides 12 self-contained, close discussions of individual films from across genresFilms discussed include Total Recall, Minority Report, La Promesse, Funny Games, Ikuru, The Dark Knight, Memento, AI and moreExplores concepts that span epistemology, metaphysics, fate, choice, robot love, time travel, personal identity, spectacle, ethics, luck, regret, consequentialism, deontology and the philosophy of film itselfA uniquely flexible resource for courses in philosophy and film that encourages student reflection, as well as being an engaging read for the film enthusiast