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Pirate Latitudes

By Michael Crichton
  • ISBN Code: : 1443400440
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
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Contains an exclusive preview of Micro by Michael Crichton and Richard Preston. In Port Royal, a cutthroat town of taverns, grog shops and bawdy houses, life can end swiftly. But for Captain Edward Hunter, this is a life destined for riches; Spanish gold is there for the taking. And law in the New World is made by those who take it into their own hands.

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Indian Financial System | Regulatory Aspects Of Banking | Indian Banking System | Banking Structure And Apex Banks | Commercial Banks | Cooperative Banking | Regional Rural Banks | Central Banking | Reserve Bank Of India | State Bank Of India | Deposit Mobilisation Of Banks | Deposit Mobilisation Of Banks | Special Types Of Bank Customers | Bankers Customer Relationship | Negotiable Instrument | Negotiation And Parties To Negotiable | Issue And Negotiation Of Cheques | Payment Of Cheques | Collection Of Cheques | Loans And Advances | Modes Of Creating Charge | Types Of Securities | Purchasing And Discounting Of Bills | Non-Fund Facilities | Contracts And Indeminitiues And Guarantees | Business Credit | Documentation And Advancing Loans | Follow Up And Supervision Of Credit | Understanding Financial Statements | Payment Systems In India | Parabanking Services Of Banks | Prioroty Sector Lending | Micro Finance And Commercial Banks | Financing Agriculture | Financiang Foreign Trade

Need-Based Distributive Justice

By Stefan Traub,Bernhard Kittel
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 3030441210
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 975
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This book explores the foundations and potential of a theory of need-based distributive justice, supported by experimental evidence. The core idea is that need-based distributive justice may have some legitimatory advantages over other important principles of distribution, like equality and equity, and therefore involves less dispute over the distribution and redistribution of scarce resources. In seven chapters, eleven scholars from the fields of philosophy, psychology, sociology, political science and economics outline the normative and positive building blocks of such a theory by critically reviewing the literature on distributive justice from their respective disciplinary perspectives. They address important theoretical and practical issues concerning the rationality of needs identification at the individual level and the recognition of needs at the societal level. They also investigate whether and how the dynamics of distribution procedures that allocate resources according to the need principle leads to social stability, focusing on the economic incentives that arise from need-based redistribution. The final chapter provides a synthesis and outlines a framework for a theory of justice based on ten hypotheses derived from the insights presented.

Delphi Collected Works of Thomas Aquinas (Illustrated)

By Thomas Aquinas
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  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Book Code : 191348730X
  • Total of Pages : 6548
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 932
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The thirteenth century Italian Dominican friar, Thomas Aquinas was a philosopher, theologian and jurist in the tradition of scholasticism. His two masterpieces, the Summa Theologiae and Summa contra Gentiles, helped develop the classical systematisation of Latin theology, while as a poet he produced some of the finest eucharistic hymns in the church’s liturgy. The foremost classical proponent of natural theology, Thomas had an immense influence on Western thought, as much of modern philosophy developed or opposed his ideas, especially in areas of ethics, natural law, metaphysics and political theory. This comprehensive eBook presents Thomas Aquinas’ collected works, with numerous illustrations, rare translations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Thomas’ life and works * Concise introductions to the major texts * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Detailed contents tables, allowing easy navigation around the large works * Features two biographies – discover Thomas’ sacred life * Ordering of texts into chronological order Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Books Disputed Questions on Truth (c. 1259) Summa contra Gentiles (1263) (Translated by Joseph Rickaby) Disputed Questions on Spiritual Creatures (c. 1269) Disputed Questions on the Power of God (c. 1269) Disputed Questions on the Soul (c. 1269) Summa Theologiae (1265-1274) (Translated by Fathers of the English Dominican Province) Commentary on the Gospel of St. Matthew (c. 1269) The Apostles’ Creed (1273) Selected Hymns On Prayer and the Contemplative Life (1913) The Biographies Thomas Aquinas (1911) by Thomas Martin Lindsay and John Malcolm Mitchell St. Thomas Aquinas (1913) by Daniel Joseph Kennedy Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks

Economic Liberties and Human Rights

By Jahel Queralt,Bas van der Vossen
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351329596
  • Total of Pages : 344
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 837
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The status of economic liberties remains a serious lacuna in the theory and practice of human rights. Should a minimally just society protect the freedoms to sell, save, profit and invest? Is being prohibited to run a business a human rights violation? While these liberties enjoy virtually no support from the existing philosophical theories of human rights and little protection by the international human rights law, they are of tremendous importance in the lives of individuals, and particularly the poor. Like most individual liberties, economic liberties increase our ability to lead our own life. When we enjoy them, we can choose the occupational paths that best fit us and, in so doing, define who they are in relation to others. Furthermore, in the absence of good jobs, economic liberties allow us to create an alternative path to subsistence. This is critical for the millions of working poor in developing countries who earn their livelihoods by engaging in independent economic activities. Insecure economic liberties leave them vulnerable to harassment, bribery and other forms of abuse from middlemen and public officials. This book opens a debate about the moral and legal status of economic liberties as human rights. It brings together political and legal theorists working in the domain of human rights and global justice, as well as people engaged in the practice of human rights, to engage in both foundational and applied issues concerning these questions.

Summa Theologica (Part 2.2)

By Thomas Aquinas
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  • Publisher : Authentic Media Inc
  • Book Code : 1780789602
  • Total of Pages : 1542
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 481
  • Pdf File: summa-theologica.pdf

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This brilliant synthesis of Christian thought has had a decisive and permanent impact on religion since the 13nth century and has become substantially the official teaching of the Catholic Church. The Summa Theologica, as the title indicates, is a summing up of all that can be known about God and humanity's relations with God. It is divided into three parts dealing with god, man, and the God-man respectively. It consists of 38 tracts, 631 questions, about 3000 articles, 10,000 objections and their answers. Essential reading for all who are interested in core Christian thought.

Handbook of Faculties for Priests Serving the Mission Church

By Father William T.
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 9781456824891
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  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 281
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Read and download full book Handbook of Faculties for Priests Serving the Mission Church

Summa Theologica, Volume 3 (Part II, Second Section)

By St Thomas Aquinas
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  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1602065586
  • Total of Pages : 640
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 777
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"The Summa Theologica is the best-known work of Italian philosopher, scholar, and Dominican friar SAINT THOMAS AQUINAS (1225 1274), widely considered the Catholic Church s greatest theologian. Famously consulted (immediately after the Bible) on religious questions at the Council of Trent, Aquinas s masterpiece has been considered a summary of official Church philosophy ever since. Aquinas considers approximately 10,000 questions on Church doctrine covering the roles and nature of God, man, and Jesus, then lays out objections to Church teachings and systematically confronts each, using Biblical verses, theologians, and philosophers to bolster his arguments. In Volume III, Aquinas addresses: faith and heresy charity peace and war mercy, anger, and justice prayer truth and much more. This massive work of scholarship, spanning five volumes, addresses just about every possible query or argument that any believer or atheist could have, and remains essential, more than seven hundred years after it was written, for clergy, religious historians, and serious students of Catholic thought."

Resource Allocation in the Public Sector

By Colin Fisher
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 113468309X
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 396
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In the public sector at the moment resources are scarce - or at the very least finite and limited - how they are allocated is therefore of crucial importance. This book analyses this process and examines the competing values that underlie the public service ethic, including the role of markets and quasi-markets, in the delivery of public services. Topics discussed include: * whether people should be denied the public services they need because public bodies are short of money * what balance we should strike between markets and public organisations to provide public services * whether the use of markets has gone too far and whether we need to return to a public service ethic

Finance of International Trade

By Eric Bishop
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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Book Code : 0080470009
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 353
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Introduction to International Trade Finance covers the complete cycle of international trade and explains the roles of the specialist operators. Introduction to International Trade Finance aims to: *Guide the reader through every phase of typical trade transactions, examining in detail the relationships between the various parties involved and explaining the facilities employed. *Demonstrate the range of banking instruments and techniques available to exporters and importers which enable them to enter into contracts, confident that whichever method of settlement they agree upon can be provided with the minimum of risk. *Provide a firm understanding of when to apply a particular form of finance, what risks are involved and how they can be counteracted Now updated to include the UCP600. *Inspired from the basic entry level training courses that have been developed by major international banks worldwide. *Will enable MSc Finance students, MBA students and those already in the finance profession to gain an understanding of the basic information and principles underlying the topic under discussion *Questions with answers, study topics, practical "real world" examples and text with an extensive bibliography and references ensure learning outcomes can be immediately applied Now updated to include the UCP600.