In My Life as a Quant, Emanuel Derman relives his exciting journey as one of the first high-energy particle physicists to migrate to Wall Street. Page by page, Derman details his adventures in this field—analyzing the incompatible personas of traders and quants, and discussing the dissimilar nature of knowledge in physics and finance. Throughout this tale, he also reflects on the appropriate way to apply the refined methods of physics to the hurly-burly world of markets.
When The Grateful Dead surfaced in San Francisco in the mid-1960s, with their psychedelic imagery and mass following of Dead Heads, they spearheaded a new and rebellious counterculture that joyfully rejected mainstream America.The Dead were an unlikely blend of talents, from the folk roots of Jerry Garcia to the blues of Rod "Pigpen" McKernan, to the innovative bass playing of Phil Lesh and the inventive percussion of Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann. Their early, experimental album "Anthem of the Sun" bewildered and frustrated their record company, but The Dead's music evolved with the changes in their personal lives and in 1970 they produced "American Beauty", an acoustic album of outstanding folk-based melodies. As Mickey Hart says: "We were coming out of our space suit and...planting our feet firmly back on earth".This film charts how The Dead evolved from "Anthem" to "Beauty", and examines how these very different records were made. It includes rare footage of The Dead in their prime from TV appearances and recording sessions to home videos as well as extensive interviews with band members, lyricist Robert Hunter and many musicians from the era.
London, 1813. A homeless child was abducted, tortured, and murdered. Few care about a street urchin's fate, but Sebastian refuses to let this killer go unpunished. Uncovering a disturbing pattern of missing children, he is drawn into a shadowy, sadistic world. As he follows a grim trail that leads from the Marquis de Sade to the city's most notorious brothels, he comes to a horrifying realization: someone from society's upper echelon is preying upon the vulnerable. And though dark forces are moving against him, Sebastian will risk everything to keep more innocents from harm.
Interactive is an exciting four-level course for teenage learners from elementary to upper-intermediate levels (CEF A2-B2). The Teacher's Resource Pack contains two communication-based "Interaction" activities, as well as a page each of Grammar andVocabulary practice per unit. The activity pages are all photocopiable for students. Photocopiable Picture Dictionary pagesprovide students with practice in the vocabulary learned as they first label the pictures, and then keep them as a handy visual reference.
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Interactive is an exciting four-level course for teenage learners from elementary to upper-intermediate levels (CEF A2-B2). The Teacher's Resource Pack contains two communication-based 'Interaction' activities, as well as a page each of Grammar and Vocabulary practice per unit. The activity pages are all photocopiable for students. Photocopiable Picture Dictionary pages provide students with practice in the vocabulary learned as they first label the pictures, and then keep them as a handy visual reference.
Ventures is a six-level, standards-based ESL series for adult-education ESL. Each Student's Book with Audio CD contains 10 topical units composed of six lessons each. The two-page lessons are designed for an hour of classroom instruction. Culture notes as well as speaking, reading, and writing tips enrich and support exercises. Review units include sections focusing on pronunciation.
The milestone events in the history of DC Comics are explored and explained as they happened, month by month, from the company's inception in 1934 as National Allied Publications to the present day, including the first appearances of key characters, such as Batman and Superman, landmark moments, and appearances on celluloid. This updated edition is packed with original comic book art, including high-quality prints of classic covers and full-page reproductions of key storylines.
As one of the leading experts on investing in China's economy, author Robert Hsu advises people every day on how a China strategy will truly take them to a new level of investing. With his new book, Hsu shows you how to build your fortune by participating in what he calls the «China Miracle.» Page by page, Hsu helps you navigate this dynamic market and reveals the best ways to invest in the world’s fastest-growing economy.