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Norton,Joseph J. Editor
The fourth volume of this Yearbook provides essays, articles, comments and analyses of developments throughout the previous year. The new essay section of this volume is contributed by Shangquan Gao, Senior Professor in the State Council of PRC who examines the negative influence of the Asian financial crisis on China. Professor Eva Holz, Deputy Governor at Uruguayan Central Bank, Dr Michael Gruson, Senior Banking Partner at Shearman & Sterling, and Professor Geoffrey Wood of City University are some of the contributors of major articles in the edition. One of the salient features of the volume is that it focuses on new developments in post-financial crisis restructuring measures taken by various countries, such as PRC, Brazil and Japan. Complementary to this issue, globalization, international financial stability, and international capital flows are also discussed comprehensively. The period covered by the volume has witnessed major financial and economic law reform projects in various areas of the world. The volume offers comprehensive analysis of these reforms including the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999 in the US and its influence on the global financial sector, progress in collateral law reform in Central and Eastern Europe, the development of securities law and the Internet in the UK, commercialization of China's land use right, reform of Hong Kong property tax system, and legal changes in Japanese asset securitisation and investment. Some issues are re-explored in this volume from new and different perspectives. The discussion of the integration of insurance and other financial services in Taiwan, of the Lender of Last Resort, of the solutions to the non-performing loan problems in China, of capital adequacy under the Basle new capital adequacy framework, and sovereign debt restructuring in Latin America will offer the readers new insights into these issues. This volume should appeal to anyone with an interest in international financial and economic law throughout the world. Its broad geographic scope and the expertise of the contributors offer an indispensable chance for the readers to keep abreast with developments in a rapidly changing area of the law.553pp.
Kluwer Law International, 2001, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9041198342
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Inventory #14952
Price: £ 70.00 GBP ($ 91.21 approx. - € 77.35 approx.)
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Johnston, S.F.; Divall, Colin
Chemical engineering - as a recognized skill in the workplace, as an academic discipline, and as an acknowledged profession - is scarcely a century old. Yet from a contested existence before the First World War, chemical engineering had become one of the "big four" engineering professions in Britain, and a major contributor to Western economies by the end of the 20th century. The subject had distinct national trajectories. In Britain - too long seen as shaped by American experiences - the emergence of recognized chemical engineers was the result of professional aspirations and contingency, and shaped by a shifting ecology of institutions, firms and government. Drawing upon extensive archival research, this book examines the evolution of technical practice, working environment and social interactions of chemical engineering. It should be of considerable interest to historians, sociologists of the professions, and to practitioners themselves. Volume 20 in Chemists and Chemistry series.347pp.
Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0792366921
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Inventory #14520
Price: £ 75.00 GBP ($ 97.73 approx. - € 82.88 approx.)
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Peters, James Edward
Arlington National Cemetery is America's most treasured national burial ground, steeped in history and the site of many of our most solemn national memories. Much has transpired for America in the last eight years since the 2nd edition of this definitive guide. This revised 3rd edition provides complete coverage of this remarkable shrine, reflects recent events, and offers new material on: People - Chief Justice William Rhenquist, Tuskegee Airmen, Iraqi War causalities, and the Columbia Shuttle astronauts; Monuments - September 11 Memorial, Air Force Memorial, 3rd Infantry & 4th Infantry Memorials, and numerous trees designated as Living Monuments; and, Visitors Guide - Burial Regulations and Religious Symbols. Also included in this title are several new photographs featuring new memorials - for example, the Correspondents Memorial and Columbarium - plus updated maps. Written in close co-operation with cemetery staff, the National Park Service, and Arlington House, this comprehensive guide to this cherished place, where lie both the famous - admirals, generals, presidents, Supreme Court justices, and astronauts; and the not-so-famous - enlisted men, nurses, and unknown slaves. Peters details the history of the cemetery's inception and development and presents over 100 biographies of some of the most celebrated people buried there. Enjoy this terrific guide for its coverage of unique and important aspects of American history, or use it to prepare for a trip to Arlington National Cemetery and orient yourself while there. 359pp.
Woodbine House, 2008, Paperback, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. Third Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9781890627928
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Inventory #20143
Price: £ 8.50 GBP ($ 11.08 approx. - € 9.39 approx.)
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Banerjee,Sumanta
Taking its title from Karl Marx's description of religion as 'the general theory of this world...[and] its logic in a popular form', this volume of essays explores the hidden logic behind the popular construction of certain myths, beliefs about godlings and spirits, and cross-religious cults, viewing them as popular inventions attempting to make sense of human existence in the face of an overwhelming and often hostile environment. These religious manifestations of popular logic are fluid, ever-changing, and always innovative. They represent an alternative stream running parallel to, and often challenging, the more strictly structured beliefs and practices of the Indian religious establishments, whether Hindu, Islamic or Christian. The essays in this book are an attempt to rediscover some of the important aspects of this multi-faceted phenomenon of popular religion in the context of nineteenth-century Bengal, including tracing the impact of urbanisation, colonialism, and nationalism. 233pp.Tail of spine dented ,slight marking to boards,corners bumped.
Seagull Books, 2002, Cloth, Book Condition: Good, Jacket Condition: Good. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 8170461626
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Inventory #13936
Price: £ 9.50 GBP ($ 12.38 approx. - € 10.50 approx.)
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Goetz, Hans
Includes typed letter signed by the author to Errol E. Harris who wrote the foreward to this book. 171pp.
The Caslon Company, 1995, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First American Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0391039466
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Inventory #28004
Price: £ 40.00 GBP ($ 52.12 approx. - € 44.20 approx.)
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