Econometric Theory and Methods International Edition provides a unified treatment of modern econometric theory and practical econometric methods. The geometrical approach to least squares is emphasized, as is the method of moments, which is used to motivate a wide variety of estimators and tests. Simulation methods, including the bootstrap, are introduced early and used extensively. The book deals with a large number of modern topics. In addition to bootstrap and Monte Carlo tests, these include sandwich covariance matrix estimators, artificial regressions, estimating functions and the generalized method of moments, indirect inference, and kernel estimation. Every chapter incorporates numerous exercises, some theoretical, some empirical, and many involving simulation.
This book covers the way that all known types of eyes work, from their optics to the behaviour they guide. The ways that eyes sample the world in space and time are considered, and the evolutionary origins of eyes are discussed. This new edition incorporates discoveries made since the first edition published in 2001.
The first two editions of this book have become the most popular means of teaching and learning the ancient Egyptian writing system, language, and culture. This new edition incorporates the latest advances in our understanding of the language and is both simpler and easier to use.
Part of the Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History series. In May 1970 aerial photographs revealed what US military intelligence believed was a POW camp near the town of Son Tay, 23 miles west of North Vietnam´s capital city. When American officials decided the prisoners were attempting to send signals, they set in motion a daring plan to rescue the more than 60 airmen thought to be held captive. On November 20 a joint group of volunteers from US Army Green Berets and US Air Force Special Operations Forces perfectly executed the raid, only to find the prisoners´ quarters ∅ the POWs had been moved to a different location. Initially the Son Tay raid was a devastating disappointment to the men who risked their lives to carry it out. Many vocal critics labeled it as a spectacular failure of our nation´s intelligence network. However, subsequent events proved that the audacity of the rescue attempt stunned the North Vietnamese, who implemented immediate changes in the treatment of their captives. The operation also restored the prisoners´ faith that their nation had not forgotten them. John Gargus not only participated in the planning phase of the Son Tay rescue but also flew as a lead navigator for the strike force. This revised edition incorporates the most recent information from raid participants and includes recent translations of North Vietnamese perspectives. No previous account of this top-secret action has given such a full account or such insight into both the execution and the aftermath of Son Tay. The book is published by Texas A&M Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Giorgio. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/038248/bk_acx0_038248_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
2nd edition. This international bestseller in the field of CBT has been fully revised to incorporate 2 decades of important developments. Provides an accessible self-help framework, with step-by-step worksheets.
Reviews the origin and spread of cultivation in southwest Asia, Europe, and northeast Africa, from the very earliest beginnings. This new edition incorporates recent findings from molecular biology and extensive new archaeological data about the spread of agriculture within the region.
This text on the statistical theory of nonequilibrium phenomena grew out of lecture notes for courses on advanced statistical mechanics that were held more or less regularly at the Physics Department of the Technical University in Munich. My aim in these lectures was to incorporate various developments of many-body theory made during the last 20-30 years, in particular the correlation function approach, not just as an ´´extra´´ alongside the more ´´classical´´ results; I tried to use this approach as a unifying concept for the presentation of older as well as more recent results. I think that after so many excellent review articles and advanced treatments, correlation functions and memory kernels are as much a matter of course in nonequilibrium statistical physics as partition functions are in equilibrium theory, and should be used as such in regular courses and textbooks. The relations between correlation functions and earlier vehicles for the formulation of nonequilibrium theory such as kinetic equations, master equations, Onsager´s theory, etc. , are discussed in detail in this volume. Since today there is growing interest in nonlinear phenomena I have included several chapters on related problems. There is some nonlinear response theory, some results on phenomenological nonlinear equations and some microscopic applications of the nonlinear response formalism. The main focus, however, is on the linear regime.
Tim Ferriss is the author of The 4-Hour Workweek, a New York Times best seller that incorporates the Pareto Principle and Parkinson’s Law into a lifestyle of reduced working hours and more personal free time.After graduating from Princeton University, where he earned a degree in East Asian studies, Tim started his first business selling nutritional supplements at the age 23. Since selling his business, he has become a Guinness Book of World Records holder in tango and a host of his own program on the History Channel. The 4-Hour Workweek is Tim Ferriss’ first book. Detailing his personal experiences of success and failures in ‘lifestyle design´´, the book provides listeners with a clear road map on how to outsource mundane work and reduce clutter and information overload to create smooth income streams and more free time.The author believes that pursuing dreams and goals now is more important than deferring them until after retirement, and his book promotes a variety of lifestyle design options that give listeners exciting alternatives to the ordinary nine-to-five routine. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Bahl. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/125085/bk_acx0_125085_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Please note: This is a summary and not the original book. Tim Ferriss is the author of The 4-Hour Workweek, a New York Times best-seller that incorporates the Pareto Principle and Parkinson´s Law into a lifestyle of reduced working hours and more personal free time. After graduating from Princeton University, where he earned a degree in East Asian Studies, Tim started his first business selling nutritional supplements at the age 23. Since selling his business, he has become a Guinness Book of World Records holder in tango and a host of his own program on the History Channel. The 4-Hour Workweek is Tim Ferriss´ first book. Detailing his personal experiences of success and failures in ´´lifestyle design´´, the book provides listeners with a clear road map on how to outsource mundane work, reduce clutter and information overload to create smooth income streams and more free time. The author believes that pursuing dreams and goals now is more important than deferring them until after retirement, and his book promotes a variety of lifestyle design options that give listeners exciting alternatives to the ordinary nine-to-five routine. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pete Beretta. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/081707/bk_acx0_081707_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.