This catalogue displays the magnificent Schroder collection of Renaissance Silver, which was formed between 1870 and 1930 and includes outstanding historic objects from England, Germany, Italy and elsewhere. Intended as works of art, many incorporate rare or exotic materials, and their complex designs and dense programs of ornament reflect the intellectual pre-occupations of the 16th century mind.
A sensible solution to getting our economy back on track Pessimism is ubiquitous throughout the Western World as the pressing issues of massive debt, high unemployment, and anemic economic growth divide the populace into warring political camps. Right-and Left-wing ideologues talk past each other, with neither side admitting the other has any good ideas. In American Gridlock, leading economist and political theorist H. Woody Brock bridges the Left/Right divide, illuminating a clear path out of our economic quagmire. Arguing from first principles and with rigorous logic, Brock demonstrates that the choice before us is not between free market capitalism and a government-driven economy. Rather, the solution to our problems will require enactment of constructive policies that allow "true" capitalism to flourish even as they incorporate social policies that help those who truly need it. Brock demonstrates how deductive logic (as opposed to ideologically driven data analysis) can transform the way we think about these problems and lead us to new and different solutions that cross the ideological divide. Drawing on new theories such as game theory and the economics of uncertainty that are based upon deductive logic, Brock reveals fresh ideas for tackling issues central to the 2012 U.S, Presidential election and to the nations long-run future: Demonstrating that the concept of a government deficit is highly problematic since it blinds us to the distinction between a good deficit and a bad deficit where a deficit is good if it results from borrowing dedicated to productive investment rather than to unproductive spending. Deriving the need for a U.S. Marshall Plan dedicated to very high levels of profitable infrastructure spending as the solution to todays Lost Decade of high unemployment Drawing upon a logical extension of the Law of Supply and Demand to demonstrate how the health-care spending crisis can be comp 1. Language: English. Narrator: Maurice England. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/004683/bk_adbl_004683_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With new technologies and new modes of communicationcomes a new order. The samba school, a gathering ofamateur musicians who play Brazilian basedpercussion, has now become a global phenomenon thathas resulted in a resurgence of music in thecommunity throughout the developed world. With the popularity of samba many music teachers andeducation departments have begun to incorporate sambainto their work. This book tells the account of twocase studies, in England and New Zealand, where musiceducation students went into schools to teach samba.The results of the experience led many of thestudents not only to rate samba as a great experiencebut to question their own concept of music andteaching in schools. This book grew from interviews with the universitystudents about their samba making, to become an indepth examination of currently held beliefs in musiceducation. This has led to the orgination of anapproach to music based on the work of Nietzsche andHeidegger that is explored in this book. This text will be of interest to music graduates,teachers and music education and lecturers atuniversity level.
John Douglas (11 April 1830 23 May 1911) was an English architect who designed about 500 buildings in Cheshire, North Wales and northwest England, in particular in the estate of Eaton Hall. He was trained in Lancaster and practised throughout his career from an office in Chester, Cheshire. Initially he ran the practice on his own, but from 1884 until two years before his death he worked in partnerships with two of his former assistants. Douglas' output included new churches, restoring and renovating existing churches, church furnishings, new houses and alterations to existing houses, and a variety of other buildings, including shops, banks, offices, schools, memorials and public buildings. His architectural styles were eclectic. Douglas worked during the period of the Gothic Revival, and many of his works incorporate elements of the English Gothic style. He was also influenced by architectural styles from the mainland of Europe and included elements of French, German and Netherlandish architecture.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. This article is about the history of central banking in the United States, from the 1790s to the present. Some Founding Fathers were strongly opposed to the formation of a central banking system, the fact that England tried to place the colonies under the monetary control of the Bank of England was seen by many as the ''last straw'' of English oppression and that it led directly to the American Revolutionary War. Other Founding Fathers were strongly in favor of a central bank. Robert Morris, as Superintendent of Finance, helped to open the Bank of North America in 1782, and has been accordingly called by Thomas Goddard "the father of the system of credit, and paper circulation, in the United States." As ratification in early 1781 of the Articles of Confederation & Perpetual Union had extended to Congress the sovereign power to emit bills of credit, it passed later that year an ordinance to incorporate a privately subscribed national bank following in the footsteps of the Bank of England.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Kaiser Associates is a boutique strategy consulting firm based in Washington, DC and London, England, with offices in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Cape Town, South Africa, Toronto, Canada and, as of March 2008, Hong Kong. The firm was founded in 1981 as a spin-off from Strategic Planning Associates (now Oliver Wyman) by Michael Kaiser, currently President of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC. The firm is noted for its benchmarking, competitive analysis and externally-driven strategic development work, developed in the 1980s through extensive work with IBM and General Motors and codified in a number of books including Developing Industry Strategies: A Practical Guide of Industry Analysis (1983) and Understanding the Competition: A Practical Guide of Competitive Analysis (1981), and Beating the Competition: A Practical Guide to Benchmarking. The firm's stated mission is focused on fact-driven consulting to drive value creation. Kaiser is most frequently defined by its fact-based approach, through which it helps clients incorporate externally-driven analysis into its decision making.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Walker is a residential suburb and electoral ward just east of the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Walker's name is a hybrid of Old English and Viking Norse, "Wall-kjerr", where "kjerr" is Norse for "marshy woodland". The name therefore means "marshy woodland by the wall", where the wall in question is of course Hadrian's Wall.Generally speaking Walker is an area between Welbeck Road and the banks of the River Tyne, although the modern city ward of Walker incorporates Pottery Bank and St Anthony's. When most Geordies refer to Walker they also incorporate the areas of Daisy Hill and Eastfield. Walkergate, Walkerdene and Walkerville, which are located between Welbeck Road and the Network rail line are sometimes considered parts of Walker. These two areas, along with Daisy Hill and Eastfield make up the city Ward of Walkergate.
Family and Kinship in England 1450-1800 guides the reader through the changing relationships that made up the nature of family life from the late medieval period to the beginnings of industrialisation. It gives a clear introduction to many of the intriguing areas of interest that this field of history has opened up, including childhood, youth, marriage, sexuality and death. This book introduces the elements that made up family life at different stages of its development, from creation to dissolution, and traces the degree to which family life in England changed throughout the early modern period. It also provides a valuable synthesis of the debates and research on the history of the family, highlighting the different ways historians have investigated the topic in the past. This new edition has been fully updated to incorporate the latest research on urban communities, emotions and interactions between the family and the parish, town and state. Supported by a range of compelling primary source documents, a glossary of terms, a chronology and a who's who of key characters, this is an essential resource for any student of the history of the family.
Do you want to create exciting outdoor experiences for children? Are you looking for guidance on how to incorporate the wilder and riskier elements of outdoor play into your planning? This book will give you the confidence to offer the children in your setting adventurous and challenging outdoor activities, as well as ways to utilise natural resources to their best advantage. There is clear, practical advice on what you need to do, which is underpinned by the theory that supports the benefits of this approach. Examples from settings are included, to illustrate best practice and to show how things can be achieved. Issues considered include: - being outside in 'bad' weather - the importance of risk-taking - the benefits of rough and tumble play - observing and assessing children in this mode - how these experiences improve children's learning - explaining activities to parents, colleagues and managers - ensuring health and safety requirements are met - the role of the adult in facilitating these experiences. Suitable for all students and practitioners working with young children from Birth to 8 , this book will not only give you ideas for outdoor play but also help you understand exactly what you are doing, why it is educationally sound and developmentally important for children, and where it connects with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) in England, the Foundation Phase (FP) in Wales and the Curriculum for Excellence in Scotland. Sara Knight is an experienced early years educator and Senior Lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University. She is a trained Forest School practitioner and author of Forest Schools and Outdoor Learning in the Early Years.