This textbook, now in its third edition, continues to provide a compre-hensive coverage of the different aspects of materials management in a student-friendly manner. The book gives a clear introduction to materials management, and discusses topics such as classification, codification, specifications and standardization of materials, which aid in effective purchasing. In view of their economic importance, materials planning and budgeting too have been covered in sufficient detail. Besides explaining the fundamental principles of stores management and materials handling, the text gives an in-depth analysis of inventory control with several illustrative examples. It also highlights the principles of purchasing, nature of purchasing process, value analysis and quality assurance. Intended primarily for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of production engineering/industrial management and engineering, and postgraduate students of management, this book would also be useful to the practising managers. New to this edition • Incorporates two new chapters on: – Supply Chain Management covering practically all the aspects of SCM – Customer Relationship Management • Includes four new case studies pertaining to inventory control applied to supply chain management
No Dig, No Fly, No Go
Author: Mark Monmonier
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Some maps help us find our way; others restrict where we go and what we do. These maps control behavior, regulating activities from flying to fishing, prohibiting students from one part of town from being schooled on the other, and banishing certain individuals and industries to the periphery. This restrictive cartography has boomed in recent decades as governments seek regulate activities as diverse as hiking, building a residence, opening a store, locating a chemical plant, or painting your house anything but regulation colors. It is this aspect of mapping—its power to prohibit—that celebrated geographer Mark Monmonier tackles in No Dig, No Fly, No Go. Rooted in ancient Egypt’s need to reestablish property boundaries following the annual retreat of the Nile’s floodwaters, restrictive mapping has been indispensable in settling the American West, claiming slices of Antarctica, protecting fragile ocean fisheries, and keeping sex offenders away from playgrounds. But it has also been used for opprobrium: during one of the darkest moments in American history, cartographic exclusion orders helped send thousands of Japanese Americans to remote detention camps. Tracing the power of prohibitive mapping at multiple levels—from regional to international—and multiple dimensions—from property to cyberspace—Monmonier demonstrates how much boundaries influence our experience—from homeownership and voting to taxation and airline travel. A worthy successor to his critically acclaimed How to Lie with Maps, the book is replete with all of the hallmarks of a Monmonier classic, including the wry observations and witty humor. In the end, Monmonier looks far beyond the lines on the page to observe that mapped boundaries, however persuasive their appearance, are not always as permanent and impermeable as their cartographic lines might suggest. Written for anyone who votes, owns a home, or aspires to be an informed citizen, No Dig, No Fly. No Go will change the way we look at maps forever.
The Second Coming
Author: Arthur Lyons
Publisher: Dodd Mead
Author: Lauren Blakely
Publisher: Lauren Blakely Books
It's not just the motion of the ocean, ladies. It's definitely the SIZE of the boat too. And I've got both firing on all cylinders. In fact, I have ALL the right assets. Looks, brains, my own money, and a big you-know-what. You might think I'm jerk. I sound like one, don’t I? I'm hot as sin, rich as heaven, smart as hell and hung like a horse. Guess what? You haven't heard my story before. Sure, I might be a playboy, like the NY gossip rags call me. But I’m the playboy who’s actually a great guy. Which makes me one of a kind. The only trouble is, my dad needs me to cool it for a bit. With conservative investors in town wanting to buy his flagship Fifth Avenue jewelry store, he needs me not only to zip it up, but to look the part of the committed guy. Fine. I can do this for Dad. After all, I’ve got him to thank for the family jewels. So I ask my best friend and business partner to be my fiancée for the next week. Charlotte’s up for it. She has her own reasons for saying yes to wearing this big rock. And pretty soon all this playing pretend in public leads to no pretending whatsoever in the bedroom, because she just can’t fake the kind of toe-curling, window-shattering cries she makes as I take her to new heights between the sheets. But I can’t seem to fake that I might be feeling something real for her. What the hell have I gotten myself into with this…big rock? BIG ROCK is a standalone romance novel written from the guy’s POV by NYT Bestselling author Lauren Blakely…
Author: Peter Vardy, Charlotte Vardy
Publisher: SCM Press
Does the Bible really matter in today’s multicultural, scientifically informed and technologically enabled world? Does Richard Dawkins have a point when he says that the Bible is plain weird … a chaotically cobbled-together anthology of disjointed documents, composed, revised, translated, distorted and 'improved' by hundreds of anonymous authors, editors and copyists"? Does studying the Bible have any place in twenty-first-century education, faith or life? Centuries of intensive biblical scholarship have made the meaning of the Bible less, not more, clear. Its authority and even importance has been called into question as questions about its historical accuracy have been raised and the apparent complexities of its authorship have been exposed. In clear and straightforward language and with plenty of lively examples, Bible Matters charts the development of Biblical Criticism and explores the philosophical assumptions which underlie Historical Criticism, more contemporary approaches to Biblical Interpretation.
Author: Guy de Mauspassant
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
This early work by Guy de Maupassant was originally published in the 1880's. Guy de Maupassant was born in 1850 at the Château de Miromesnil, near Dieppe, France. He came from a prosperous family, but when Maupassant was eleven, his mother risked social disgrace by trying to secure a legal separation from her husband. After the split, Maupassant lived with his mother till he was thirteen, and inherited her love of classical literature. In 1880, Maupassant published his first – and, according to many, his best – short story, entitled 'Boule de Suif' ('Ball of Fat'). It was an instant success. He went on to be extremely prolific during the 1880s, working methodically to produce up to four volumes of short fiction every year. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.
This is an English translation from 1772 of the famous Voyage Autour du Monde (1771) by Louis de Bougainville (1729-1811), French admiral and explorer. Describing de Bougainville's adventures on the voyage, it includes graphic descriptions of the discomforts and perils of sea voyages in the eighteenth century.
Author: Hinako Ashihara
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
After her parents get divorced, Ann Uekusa and her mother move from Tokyo to rural Shimane. Accustomed to the anonymity of city living, Ann can't get used to the almost overbearing kindness of the people in her mother's hometown. But when personal tragedy strikes, Ann discovers how much she needs that kindness. -- VIZ Media
Practical Three-Way Calibration is an introductory-level guide to the complex field of analytical calibration with three-way instrumental data. With minimal use of mathematical/statistical expressions, it walks the reader through the analytical methodologies with helpful images and step-by-step explanations. Unlike other books on the subject, there is no need for prior programming experience and no need to learn programming languages. Easy-to-use graphical interfaces and intuitive descriptions of mathematical and statistical concepts make three-way calibration methodologies accessible to analytical chemists and scientists in a wide range of disciplines in industry and academia. Numerous detailed examples of slowly increasing complexity Exposure to several different data sets and techniques through figures and diagrams Computer program screenshots for easy learning without prior knowledge of programming languages Minimal use of mathematical/statistical expressions
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Author: T. C. Southwell
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
For three years, Tassin has tried to find a way to travel to the stars to free Sabre. Her hunt for the Core sword proves futile until she discovers where Sabre hid it. She persuades the malevolent weapon to take her to him, and arrives on the planet Ferrinon Four. Lost in a modern city, she goes to a private detective who, since she has no money, advises her to try a young hacker. Kole agrees to help her look for a cyber she only knows is somewhere on the planet. Without Sabre's serial number, she must go in search of him. If she does locate him, however, she cannot buy him and cybers cannot be stolen. Even Kole, an expert hacker, says it is impossible to hack a control unit. Tassin's only source of potential wealth is the sword, an oddity for which a rich mogul might pay handsomely, although the idea of buying Sabre is abhorrent to her. Then, she has to find a way to free him from cyber control, since Manutim would have taken him to Myon Two for repairs. There is a chance she may never be able to free him again, but at least she can ensure he no longer suffers. What kind of torture has Cybercorp subjected Sabre to, and will he still be the man she loves?
Author: Vaughn Heppner
The hive-like soldiers of Social Unity invade Tanner's world. After a bitter fight, a handful of freedom fighters make it off-world to continue the resistance from space. One by one, Social Unity eliminates the freedom fighters until only Tanner and his ship are left. Then, they trap him on a luxury space station. From prison, Tanner makes a deal with a mysterious Earthman, Lord Acton. The Earthman is vague about a stealth mission on the galactic rim, but Tanner is desperate. Everything seems reasonable until they sneak onto an asteroid pirate base where Acton purchases unbelievable weapons. The Earthman has a distant rendezvous on a dead world-where the dreaded cyborgs once made their last stand against the Old Federation. But the planet isn't dead, Social Unity has followed them with a fleet and an ancient threat is now revealed. Is Acton a traitor to humanity or its potential savior? Whatever the case, Tanner is in it deep, fighting to save the human race. STAR RAIDER is the story of one ship and one captain that will either save the galaxy or destroy it.
Author: Lauren Blakely
Publisher: Lauren Blakely Books
From the #1 NYT Bestselling author of BIG ROCK comes a hot & hilarious new standalone... Just call me Mister O. Because YOUR pleasure is my super power. Making a woman feel ‘oh-god-that’s-good’ is the name of the game, and if a man can’t get the job done, he should get the hell out of the bedroom. I’m talking toe-curling, mind-blowing, sheet-grabbing ecstasy. Like I provide every time. I suppose that makes me a superhero of pleasure, and my mission is to always deliver. But then I'm thrown for a loop when a certain woman asks me to teach her everything about how to win a man. The only problem? She's my best friend's sister, but she's far too tempting to resist--especially when I learn that sweet, sexy Harper has a dirty mind too and wants to put it to good use. What could possibly go wrong as I give the woman I've secretly wanted some no-strings-attached lessons in seduction? No one will know, even if we send a few dirty sexts. Okay, a few hundred. Or if the zipper on her dress gets stuck. Not on that! Or if she gives me those f*&k-me-eyes on the train in front of her whole family. The trouble is the more nights I spend with her in bed, the more days I want to spend with her out of bed. And for the first time ever, I'm not only thinking about how to make a woman cry out in pleasure --I'm thinking about how to keep her in my arms for a long time to come. Looks like the real Adventures of Mister O have only just begun.... **MISTER O is a standalone romantic comedy and it follows supporting characters first introduced in BIG ROCK**
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Author: Horace 1717-1797 Walpole, Paget Jackson 1855-1932 Toynbee