Historians universally agree that Thucydides was the greatest historian who has ever lived, and that his story of the Peloponnesian conflict is a marvel of forensic science and fine literature. That such a triumph of intellectual accomplishment was created at the end of the fifth century B.C. in Greece is, perhaps, not so surprising, given the number of original geniuses we find in that period. But that such an historical work would also be simultaneously acknowledged as a work of great literature and a penetrating ethical evaluation of humanity is one of the miracles of ancient history. For in the pages of Thucydides we find examples of every ethical and political problem ever faced by democratic governments in the last 2,400 years. And it was all organized and written with a breathtaking skill and dramatic intensity which have never been equalled. Thucydides was an Athenian noble born around 455 B.C. whose antecedents could be traced back to the great Peisitratus and Cimon. In 424 B.C., Thucydides was in command of naval forces attempting to defend Amphipolis in Thrace. Although unsuccessful through no fault of his own, his enemies in Athens blamed him for failure and engineered his exile. It was a fortunate event, for it was upon this accident of history that Thucydides gained the opportunity to become the chronicler of events in Greece. In complete contrast to the furious passions which raged around him, he described events with a cool detachment and an absolute impartiality that is little short of miraculous. He is believed to have died violently, perhaps while writing, in about 400 B.C. His manuscript simply breaks off in mid paragraph. The Peloponnesian War is organized into eight parts (“books”). This recording uses the highly esteemed translation of Benjamin Jowett. There are several essays preceding and following the work. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charlton Griffin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acon/000152/bk_acon_000152_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Three amazing books in one about analyzing and mining data! Audiobook 1: Learn more about how to analyze data now! This elaborate guide will take you on a journey to multiple aspects of this skill. There is a trick, a science, to doing it the right way, and some of the most important secrets will be revealed in the chapters ahead of you. You'll learn, among others: What the big deal with big data is and what to do with them Fundamentals, risks, and strategies to analyze data Social network data analysis Applications to health care, business, and industrial data Tips on analyzing decision trees, regression, and sentiment The most important basics each analytical geek wants to know before they take these practices to the next level Audiobook 2: Dive into the complicated matter of analyzing and mining for data, correctly. Forget about intuition or assumptions. Data are facts you can rely on, if you draw the right conclusions. Drawing those conclusions requires certain skills and a background in knowledge that leads to the proper steps. This guide will help you along the way by addressing topics such as: The what and why of data mining, and the different applications to business-related topics Attributes, classifications, datasets, and types of learning you need to understand to fully be aware of what you are dealing with Data quality and data quantity thoughts Data mining process steps, including CRISP-DM and SEMMA Linear, probabilistic, and other models to use in the visualization and analysis of data you have found Techniques such as clustering, viewing genetic algorithms, and neural networks Evaluation analysis strategies, classification, and numeric predictions Audiobook 3: Explore the field of data science, and the way to analyze big and small data. This technical boo 1. Language: English. Narrator: Judy Rounda. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/094730/bk_acx0_094730_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lovely, inexperienced Miss Carly Blakemore, only 19 years of age, is received at her first post as governess for two precocious children, ready to love them as her own. But her biggest challenge will be their father - masterful and strong in everything - especially his kiss. Poor and without dowry - and even worse - now orphaned, Miss Carly Blakemore is thrown into the Victorian world without aid. Carly is forced to seek a position as governess in the house of Lord Huntington, the Earl of Dunfordshire - a man alone in his own right - and under suspicion for the tragic murder of his well-known and adulteress wife. His governess's honesty and forthrightness quickly offend his noble person, and he finds himself reeling from her constant evaluation of his lack of parenting skills. However, in the midst of his resentments, he finds himself strangely drawn in by her very no-nonsense ways that drive him to madness. Carly stands her ground in head-to-head battles of will that take her to the brink of dismissal. Carly and the Earl continually fight the feelings growing between them. Both are oblivious to the clouds of deceit and intrigue that are growing around the manor house, some bent upon removing the beautiful, headstrong governess permanently. A final desperate chase leads to an interception of a ship upon the high seas headed for the Mediterranean and a secret society of white-slave traders. Order of listening for the The Huntington Saga Series: The Governess Trilogy: Book One Pirate Bride: Book Two Elspeth Was Her Name: Book Three (Two more books to be released.) If you have purchased the Volumes 1, 2, or 3, plus the novella, this is the order in which to listen to them: The Governess Vol. 1 The Governess Vol. 2 The Governess Vol. 3 The Governess Novella, #1 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kim Pruitt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/130405/bk_acx0_130405_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A spellbinding tale of deceit, betrayal, dark choices, and murder that reviewers describe as "gripping", "full of suspense and thrills", and "hard to put down". Inspired by a shocking true story, Come What May, the debut book in the new Ben Malone detective mystery series, is a high-stakes thrill ride through the gritty underbelly of the City of Angels. Hollywood Division detective Ben Malone is caught up in a run of bad luck. The worst of it, his unfortunate entanglement in three separate fatal on-duty shootings in less than a year at a time when activists are protesting the use of deadly force by police and provoking riots all over the country. The spate of shootings has his LAPD superiors spooked and questioning his judgment. Is Malone too quick to use deadly force? Relieved from street duty, Malone is sequestered in Robbery-Homicide Division's Cold Case Homicide Section to keep him under wraps while he undergoes department-mandated psychiatric evaluation. His work-related problems compounded by a vindictive ex-wife intent on bleeding him dry financially sends Malone into a spiral of depression that soon has him drinking too much in the attempt to cope. Initially resentful over his reassignment to the cold case section, Malone's attitude starts to change when his new partner, Jaime Reyes, introduces him to the files of a cold as ice, 23-year-old unsolved murder case. The decades-old murder doesn't fit the unit's criteria for reopening a cold case for active investigation, but the more Malone studies the case, the more obsessed he becomes with trying to solve it. He and Reyes embark on an off-the-books investigation that predictably creates even more problems. Especially for Malone. Pushback from powerful forces both inside and outside the LAPD determined to keep the truth buried with the corpse gets intense. But even when things get personal, Malone becomes only more committed to solving the case, come what may. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Hanko. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/086480/bk_acx0_086480_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bachelor Thesis from the year 2012 in the subject Business economics - Miscellaneous, grade: 1,7, University of Applied Sciences Essen, course: International Management, language: English, abstract: The identification, analysis and evaluation of market entry barriers for German small and medium-sized companies in India are the objective of this bachelor thesis and will be developed within six chapters. Moreover, recommendations to minimize or overcome those barriers are provided. Small and medium-sized companies are increasingly confronted with new issues, but also with chances due to the persistent internationalisation of the markets. New markets are not only entered to guarantee existing competitive advantages and to expand. Furthermore, companies can benefit from substantial incomes and synergy effects. Entering new markets harbour different risks whereupon the market environment such as customers, products, competitors as well as fiscal and legal conditions needs to be analysed. In comparison to large concerns, small and medium-sized companies are facing issues of less financial and human resources, absent experience abroad, the ignorance of the respective national language and costs for the international market development. On the other hand, small and medium-sized companies are using individual manufacturing processes or design niche products to compete in international markets.India is characterized by its huge complexity of different races, languages, caste and religions as well as of its ancient cultural and social history. Detailed knowledge about the Indian culture and market is required to increase the success when entering the Indian market. The provided overview of those conditions is necessary to understand the characteristics of the Indian market and to consider this knowledge in daily business operations. The topic 'market entry' is covered in numerous reference books and studies about the market entry in India can also be found. These studies are discussing the market entry of big companies such as of Siemens AG and Robert Bosch GmbH in India, but issues of small and medium-sized companies are neglected. This academic void is closed by this bachelor thesis with the help of the implementation of questionnaires and interviews. Based on these primary sources, market entry barriers for German small and medium-sized companies in India are identified as well as analyzed and recommendations to reduce or even overcome them are presented.
Under pressure and support from the federal government, states have increasingly turned to indicators based on student test scores to evaluate teachers and schools, as well as students themselves. The focus thus far has been on test scores in those subject areas where there is a sequence of consecutive tests, such as in mathematics or English/language arts with a focus on grades 4-8. Teachers in these subject areas, however, constitute less than thirty percent of the teacher workforce in a district. Comparatively little has been written about the measurement of achievement in the other grades and subjects. This volume seeks to remedy this imbalance by focusing on the assessment of student achievement in a broad range of grade levels and subject areas, with particular attention to their use in the evaluation of teachers and schools in all. It addresses traditional end-of-course tests, as well as alternative measures such as portfolios, exhibitions, and student learning objectives. In each case, issues related to design and development, psychometric considerations, and validity challenges are covered from both a generic and a content-specific perspective. The NCME Applications of Educational Measurement and Assessment series includes edited volumes designed to inform research-based applications of educational measurement and assessment. Edited by leading experts, these books are comprehensive and practical resources on the latest developments in the field. The NCME series editorial board is comprised of Michael J. Kolen, Chair; Robert L. Brennan; Wayne Camara; Edward H. Haertel; Suzanne Lane; and Rebecca Zwick.
Henry Barrow and John Greenwood are the fathers of Elizabethan Separatism. Unlike Robert Browne, they refused to compromise their beliefs or conform to Anglicanism and as a consequence they died in 1593 - as martyrs for their steadfast adherence to the principles of English Congregationalism. Volumes three and four include c. 40 items derived from manuscripts, surreptitiously printed books and very rare pamphlets and documents which allow evaluation of the teachings of the Separatists, in relation to the activities of the Elizabethan hierarchy, to the Puritans, to the Pilgrims in the Netherlands and the New World and to the Independents and Congregationalists. (16 of the pieces are by Barrow, 6 by Greenwood and 5 by both men, in addition to 13 related Barrowist items in the Appendix).
Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: 1,0 (A), University of Duisburg-Essen, course: Language learning on- and offline, language: English, abstract: This paper is based on an oral report about `computers in school¿. Since my group and I did a lot of research in schools including interviews and a visit in a language lesson I will use our results for developing this work. The question I asked myself before I started researching is whether computers are a good alternative to frontal teaching in language lessons. I will compare both teaching methods after I write about research results about the two options. In the end an evaluation of the results will be made. First of all I have to say that Pro and Contra arguments of course slightly vary from person to person since everyone has different points of view. I start with listing up the Contra points. The first point is the financial aspect of computers1. To afford the whole equipment for a whole school costs quite a lot and is much more of an investment than maybe some books. If the school does not have enough money it could be unaffordable to pay for the right amount of computers, screens, etc. Another important aspect is that some teachers did not, like most of the recent pupils, grow up with computers and still do not know how to handle it. Some of them think they are too old for trying to get into this new type of media. And even if they would try it they think they are technically not as good as the pupils themselves and could look like a fool in front of the class2. [...] 1 See Christiane Kallenbach, Markus Ritter: Computerideen für den Englischunterricht. Anregungen und Beispiele für den Software- und Interneteinsatz Klassen 5-10. Berlin 2000, p. 11 2 See Kallenbach, Ritter, [See note 1], page 11