Throughout his fifteen-year reign (1910-1925), King Vajiravudh, absolute monarch of Siam, attempted to foster a spirit of nationalism among the Thai, to unite the Thai people and make them proud of their land and their heritage. He hoped to save his country from expanding Western imperialism by infusing his people with the Western ideology of loyalty to the state. This book documents all the many forms the King's nationalistic efforts assumed, ranging from the establishment of a para-military patriotic organization called the Wild Tiger Corps to the encouragement of the team sports and the coining of a new cheer, Chaiyo! ("Victory!"). Vajiravudh was a prolific writer, and his hortatory articles, plays, poems, and speeches are analyzed in terms of the King's message to his people to be Thai, to act Thai, and to think Thai. Chaiyo! adds greatly to an understanding of the emergence of modern Thailand. It is also an important addition to studies of the impact of the West and the emergence of nationalism in Asia as a whole during the period of World War I. The findings will be of value not only to historians but also to political scientists and, indeed, to all those interested in the development of Asia or in the growth of nationalism anywhere in the world.

Author ,
Isbn 0824880307
Genre History
Year 2019-03-31
Pages 364
Language English
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This book provides a comprehensive examination of the Albanian Student Movement of 1990–1991. To date, there are no thorough studies of the first year of the post-Communist transition in Albania, which constitutes the most critical period of transition. The lessons to be learned are vast and of great importance to the debates on social movements, mobilization, and transition. Renowned scholars of modern Albanian history, led by the former leader of the Albanian Student Movement, Shinasi A. Rama, provide a study of the critical role played by this movement in the political transformation of Albania from a totalitarian cult-state to a multiparty political system during 1990–1991. Their informed analyses combined with first-hand knowledge of the events during a key period of Albanian history shed light on the Student Movement, its ideology, values, contributions, and its relationship to the system and to the ruling caste. The authors come to the core conclusion that the Student Movement remained an independent player that achieved change in the political system at a crucial juncture. The End of Communist Rule in Albania is a much-needed contribution in the fields of social movements, democratization studies, Communist and Post-Communist politics, and Albanian Studies.

Author Shinasi A. Rama
Isbn 0429516142
Genre Political Science
Year 2019-09-30
Pages 288
Language English
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The Religions of Canadians is a book about religions and the making of Canada. Drawing on the expert knowledge and personal insights of scholars in history, the social sciences, and the phenomenology of religion, separate chapters introduce the beliefs and practices of nine religious traditions, some mainstream, some less familiar. The opening chapter explores how Aboriginal Canadian traditions continue to thrive after centuries of oppression. Subsequent chapters follow in the footsteps of Catholic and Protestant Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs, and Baha'is as they have made their way to Canada, and reveal how different immigrant communities have adapted their rich religious heritages to a new life in a new land. Each chapter is divided into five sections: an introduction; a succinct overview of the tradition; its passage to and transformation in Canada; a close study of contemporary Canadian communities; and an afterword suggesting possibilities for future research. Chapters conclude with a list of important terms and dates, related websites, a concise bibliography of further readings, and key questions for reflection. The Religions of Canadians is a timely and unique contribution to the field, introducing readers to the religions of the world while simultaneously building an overall picture of the development of Canada's multicultural, pluralist society.

Author Jamie S Scott
Isbn 1442605189
Genre Social Science
Year 2012-03-15
Pages 480
Language English
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Six decades of fascinating stories from the legendary “colossus of science fiction” and creator of 2001: A Space Odyssey gathered in one compendium (The New Yorker). Arthur C. Clarke, along with H. G. Wells, Isaac Asimov, and Robert A. Heinlein, was a definitive voice in twentieth century science fiction. A prophetic thinker, undersea explorer, and “one of the true geniuses of our time,” Clarke not only won the highest science fiction honors, the Nebula and Hugo Awards, but also received nominations for an Academy Award and the Nobel Peace Prize, and was knighted for his services to literature (Ray Bradbury). Now, more than one hundred works of the sci-fi master’s short fiction are available in the “single-author collection of the decade” (Booklist, starred review). This definitive edition includes early work such as “Rescue Party” and “The Lion of Comarre,” classics like “The Nine Billion Names of God” and “The Sentinel” (which was the kernel of the later novel and movie, 2001: A Space Odyssey), and later works including “A Meeting with Medusa” and “The Hammer of God.” Encapsulating one of the great science fiction careers of all time, this immense volume “displays the author’s fertile imagination and irrepressible enthusiasm for both good storytelling and impeccable science” (Library Journal). “One of the most astounding imaginations ever encountered in print.” —The New York Times “As his Collected Stories helps to demonstrate, there has been no popular writer since the days of C S Lewis and Charles Williams whose disposition is more nakedly apocalyptic, who takes greater pleasure in cradling eternity in the palm of his hand.” —The Guardian

Author Arthur C. Clarke
Isbn 0795349734
Genre Fiction
Year 2016-07-12
Pages 980
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Political and environmental disasters come crashing down in this earthquake sci-fi thriller co-written by the authors of 2001: A Space Odyssey and Memories. When he was seven years old, Lewis Crane survived the Los Angeles earthquake of 1994—but his parents did not. Haunted by the tragedy, Crane has dedicated his life to protecting humanity from similar disasters. Now he is a Nobel Prize–winning earthquake scientist who perfected equipment sensitive enough to predict an earthquake strike down to the minute. And he wants to go further. Crane has formed an organization to explore the idea of stopping earthquakes entirely by fusing the Earth’s tectonic plates together. But what effect will this have on the earth? And as political unrest causes tremors of another kind, can Crane’s audacious plan stop another major earthquake due to hit the United States? Co-written by Hugo and Nebula Award–winning author Arthur C. Clarke and Philip K. Dick Award–winning author Mike McQuay, the “two formidable SF talents converge splendidly in this disaster thriller, which offers sleek action-adventure writing, world-class tumult and a coherent near-future based on sound yet innovative social and scientific speculation” (Publishers Weekly).

Author Arthur C. Clarke,Mike McQuay
Isbn 0795325789
Genre Fiction
Year 2012-11-30
Pages 446
Language English
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Extracts from the Writings, Speeches, Announcements and Discourses of the Promised Messiah Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian

Author Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad
Isbn 1853727709
Genre Ahmadiyya
Year 2004
Pages 493
Language English
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A man discovers the planet’s destiny in the ocean’s depths in this near-future novel by one of the twentieth century’s greatest science fiction authors. In the very near future, humanity has fully harnessed the sea’s immense potential, employing advanced sonar technology to control and harvest untold resources for human consumption. It is a world where gigantic whale herds are tended by submariners and vast plankton farms stave off the threat of hunger. Former space engineer Walter Franklin has been assigned to a submarine patrol. Initially indifferent to his new station, if not bored by his daily routines, Walter soon becomes fascinated by the sea’s mysteries. The more his explorations deepen, the more he comes to understand man’s true place in nature—and the unique role he will soon play in humanity’s future. A lasting testament to Arthur C. Clarke’s prescient and powerful imagination, The Deep Range is a classic work of science fiction that remains deeply relevant to our times.

Author Arthur C. Clarke
Isbn 0795325096
Genre Fiction
Year 2012-11-30
Pages 175
Language English
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WHERE THE ADVENTURE BEGAN... CAPTAIN'S LOG, STARDATE 41254.7: The U.S.S. Enterprise™ is en route to Cygnus IV -- the edge of the known galaxy. There, we will rendezvous with the ship's new first officer and the other command personnel and proceed with out mission: discover the truth about Farpoint Station, a starbase facility built by the inhabitants of Cygnus IV, a starbase of unparalleled size and complexity...and infinite mystery. And the success or failure of this, our first mission together, may well determine the course of human exploration across the galaxy for centuries to come...

Author David Gerrold
Isbn 0743420721
Genre Fiction
Year 2000-08-01
Pages 192
Language English
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S. Chand’s Mathematics books for Classes IX and X are completely based on CCE pattern of CBSE. The book for Term I covers the syllabus from April to September and the book for Term II covers the syllabus from October to March.

Author H.K. Dass, Rama Verma & Bhagwat S. Sharma
Isbn 8121938465
Genre Mathematics
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S. Chand’s Mathematics books for Classes IX and X are completely based on CCE pattern of CBSE. The book for Term I covers the syllabus from April to September and the book for Term II covers the syllabus from October to March.

Author H.K. Dass, Rama Verma & Bhagwat S. Sharma
Isbn 8121922801
Genre Mathematics
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S. Chand’s Mathematics books for Classes IX and X are completely based on CCE pattern of CBSE. The book for Term I covers the syllabus from April to September and the book for Term II covers the syllabus from October to March.

Author H.K. Dass, Rama Verma & Bhagwat S. Sharma
Isbn 8121937051
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How do you prevent a critical care nurse from accidentally delivering a morphine overdose to an ill patient? Or ensure that people don't insert their arm into a hydraulic mulcher? And what about enabling trapped airline passengers to escape safely in an emergency? Product designers and engineers face myriad such questions every day. Failure to answer them correctly can result in product designs that lead to injury or even death due to use error. Historically, designers and engineers have searched for answers by sifting through complicated safety standards or obscure industry guidance documents. Designing for Safe Use is the first comprehensive source of safety-focused design principles for product developers working in any industry. Inside you’ll find 100 principles that help ensure safe interactions with products as varied as baby strollers, stepladders, chainsaws, automobiles, apps, medication packaging, and even airliners. You’ll discover how protective features such as blade guards, roll bars, confirmation screens, antimicrobial coatings, and functional groupings can protect against a wide range of dangerous hazards, including sharp edges that can lacerate, top-heavy items that can roll over and crush, fumes that can poison, and small parts that can pose a choking hazard. Special book features include: Concise, illustrated descriptions of design principles Sample product designs that illustrate the book’s guidelines and exemplify best practices Literature references for readers interested in learning more about specific hazards and protective measures Statistics on the number of injuries that have arisen in the past due to causes that might be eliminated by applying the principles in the book Despite its serious subject matter, the book’s friendly tone, surprising anecdotes, bold visuals, and occasional attempts at dry humor will keep you interested in the art and science of making products safer. Whether you read the book cover-to-cover or jump around, the book’s relatable and practical approach will help you learn a lot about making products safe. Designing for Safe Use is a primer that will spark in readers a strong appreciation for the need to design safety into products. This reference is for designers, engineers, and students who seek a broad knowledge of safe design solutions. .

Author Michael Wiklund,Jonathan Kendler,Jon Tilliss,Cory Costantino,Kimmy Ansems,Valerie Ng,Ruben Post,Brenda van Geel,Rachel Aronchick,Alix Dorfman
Isbn 1351579150
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2019-03-11
Pages 258
Language English
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S. Chand’s Mathematics books for Classes IX and X are completely based on CCE pattern of CBSE. The book for Term I covers the syllabus from April to September and the book for Term II covers the syllabus from October to March.

Author H.K. Dass, Rama Verma & Bhagwat S. Sharma
Isbn 8121929008
Genre Mathematics
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The fate of the climate change regime hangs in the balance as the UN-led negotiations try to forge a new international strategy for the post-2020 period. Since 1992, the UNFCCC and its Kyoto Protocol has been the primary legal instrument to respond to the climate challenge. However, the intergovernmental process has been riddled with problems that have rendered it ineffective. The changing economic landscape has further made this country grouping problematic as some developing countries now emit more than some of their advanced counterparts. Such problems have crippled the existing regime in adequately addressing climate change. Building upon the expertise of the contributors of this volume, this ground-breaking collection aims to show the way forward for the intergovernmental process. It is the first of its kind to explore the key features of the regime, featuring meticulously researched pieces from leading experts in the field. Each chapter responds to the questions surrounding the political and structural limitations of the current top-down approach taken in climate negotiations and proposes various alternatives countries can take to overcome such limitations in the process of building the post-2020 climate change regime. In particular, this collection underscores the concept of low-carbon development and green growth to make the climate change regime more effective.

Author Suh-Yong Chung
Isbn 1135974179
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2013-07-18
Pages 192
Language English
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Primary School English Grammar & Composition (PSEGC) and Middle School English Grammar & Composition (MSEGC) is a set of two books designed to be used as a prequel to the highly popular English grammar reference book, High School English Grammar & Composition. Both PSEGC and MSEGC provide ample guidance and practice in sentence building, correct usage, comprehension, composition and other related areas so as to equip the learners with the ability to communicate effectively in English.

Author P.C.WREN
Isbn 9352534727
Genre Language Arts & Disciplines
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S. Chand’s Mathematics books for Classes IX and X are completely based on CCE pattern of CBSE. The book for Term I covers the syllabus from April to September and the book for Term II covers the syllabus from October to March.

Author H.K. Dass & Rama Verma
Isbn 8121927404
Genre Mathematics
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The Dreamcatcher series of English Readers knits selections from across the world, from every genre, every period into an unusual pattern. Each thread of this pattern tells a story which is unique, muchloved, and thoughtprovoking. Dreamcatcher encourages readers to understand and appreciate literature, and inspires further reading.The books for grades 1 to 8 adhere to the suggested language skill areas and themes defined by the new curriculum published by the CISCE.

Author Suchismita Raha 
Isbn 9352712773
Genre Language Arts & Disciplines
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S. Chand’s Mathematics books for Classes IX and X are completely based on CCE pattern of CBSE. The book for Term I covers the syllabus from April to September and the book for Term II covers the syllabus from October to March.

Author H.K. Dass, Rama Verma & Bhagwat S. Sharma
Isbn 8121927382
Genre Mathematics
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Innerhalb von 20 Jahren wurde auf dem Arbeitsmarkt in Deutschland ein Paradigmenwechsel zur Alterserwerbstätigkeit vollzogen, der sich in zwei Schüben entfaltete: Die Politik wandte sich im letzten Jahrzehnt des alten Jahrhunderts von der Frühverrentung ab, und im ersten Jahrzehnt des neuen Jahrhunderts stieg die Alterserwerbsbeteiligung in einem - auch im europäischen Vergleich - überraschend starken Ausmaß an. Dieses Buch zeichnet den Wandel des Altersübergangs differenziert nach: In welchen Schritten hat er sich vollzogen, und wie haben die vielen Stellschrauben beim Übergang vom Erwerbsleben in die Rente ineinandergegriffen?

Author Martin Brussig,Matthias Knuth,Sarah Mümken
Isbn 3839434297
Genre Social Science
Year 2016-09-30
Pages 330
Language English
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