The Return of the Real

The Avant-garde at the End of the Century
Author: Hal Foster,Yve-alain Bois,Benjamin Buchloh
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262561075
Category: Art
Page: 299
View: 912
Foster's concise analysis of art practices over the past three decades traces important models at work in art and theory, with special attention to the controversial connections between the two during this period. The author includes a new narrative of the historical avant-garde and concludes with an original reading of our contemporary situation--and what it portends for future practices of art, theory, culture, and politics. 90 illustrations.

Return on Investment Manual

Tools and Applications for Managing Financial Results
Author: Robert Rachlin
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9780765600141
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 390
View: 4969
The Encyclopedia, with its accompanying CD-ROM, is a tailor-made reference for professionals in the building industry who need immediately the most reliable and current sources of information in the field. In an industry already flooded with an enormous amount of resources, the explosion of the Internet and the World Wide Web in particular has added yet another dimension to the flood of information available to the practicing professional. The Encyclopedia -- provides the "intelligence" to find, evaluate, and contact the resources that can save time and money; -- enables the user to cull through the vast number of information sources and quickly target specific areas of interest and the "best" sources within those areas; -- offers the ability to make custom searches, using the full-text search capability or performing "Boolean" searches; -- gives the user the ability to further personalize the searches with notes and reports that can be printed and used for presentations.

El retorno de los galeones / The Return of the Galleons

Literatura, arte, cultura popular, historia / Literature, Art, Popular Culture, History
Author: Kristine Vanden Berghe
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9789052016733
Category: History
Page: 174
View: 723
En 1930, el poeta y critico literario dominicano Max Henriquez Urena, en su ensayo "El retorno de los galeones," indagaba acerca del origen de la influencia de la literatura hispanoamericana en los escritores europeos y, mas concretamente, en los autores espanoles. Las investigaciones presentadas en el Coloquio Internacional del Centre de Recherches sur l'Amerique Iberique et l'Europe (Creame) de la Universidad de Lieja el 11 y 12 de diciembre de 2008, recogidas en estas actas, constituyen un conjunto de respuestas originales sobre el tema, al relacionarlo con el viaje de America a Europa de personas, productos, conceptos y formas culturales, que abarcarian del barroco al tango, de la implicacion latinoamericana en las guerras mundiales a las relaciones literarias, de inmigraciones a imagenes politicas. Asi reunidas, las reflexiones que el lector encontrara en este libro van mas alla de las divisiones disciplinarias impuestas por las tradiciones academicas, en la medida en que se vinculan con los campos de la historia, de la antropologia y de los estudios literarios y culturales. Esta diversidad de miradas muestra, por tanto, el caracter poco uniforme de este movimiento de retorno, sugiriendo con ello la complejidad todavia latente en los viajes que hasta hoy en dia siguen conectando ambos lados del Oceano."

Understanding Return on Investment

Author: George T. Friedlob,Franklin J. Plewa, Jr.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471103721
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
View: 6403
Sending an SOS when it comes to ROIs? Help is on the way . . . UNDERSTANDING RETURN ON INVESTMENT Return on investment (ROI) plays a major role in business, but itcan be a difficult concept to grasp. Understanding Return onInvestment shows you how to better utilize this essential tool bysimplifying and clarifying all its important points. Thisinvaluable guide includes information on: * The effect of ROI on investment and disinvestment decisions * The various forms of ROI and how they provide different measuresfor evaluating investment activities * The relationship of ROI to ROE (return on equity) * The use of ROI in evaluating investment centers in adecentralized operation * How ROI is used to evaluate managers * The use of weighted average cost of capital (WACC) in makinginvestment decisions If you use ROI, but are confused or unclear about some of itsdetails, you'll definitely profit from Understanding Return onInvestment, a complete guide to this all-important performanceindicator.

Fat-Tailed and Skewed Asset Return Distributions

Implications for Risk Management, Portfolio Selection, and Option Pricing
Author: Svetlozar T. Rachev,Christian Menn,Frank J. Fabozzi
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471758906
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 369
View: 7812
While mainstream financial theories and applications assume that asset returns are normally distributed, overwhelming empirical evidence shows otherwise. Yet many professionals don’t appreciate the highly statistical models that take this empirical evidence into consideration. Fat-Tailed and Skewed Asset Return Distributions examines this dilemma and offers readers a less technical look at how portfolio selection, risk management, and option pricing modeling should and can be undertaken when the assumption of a non-normal distribution for asset returns is violated. Topics covered in this comprehensive book include an extensive discussion of probability distributions, estimating probability distributions, portfolio selection, alternative risk measures, and much more. Fat-Tailed and Skewed Asset Return Distributions provides a bridge between the highly technical theory of statistical distributional analysis, stochastic processes, and econometrics of financial returns and real-world risk management and investments.

The Return of the Native

Indians and Myth-Making in Spanish America, 1810–1930
Author: Rebecca Earle
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822340843
Category: History
Page: 367
View: 6188
The Return of the Native offers a look at the role of preconquest peoples such as the Aztecs and the Incas in the imagination of Spanish American elites in the first century after independence.

The Return to Increasing Returns

Author: James M. Buchanan,Yong J. Yoon
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472104321
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 382
View: 1557
Makes available important articles on increasing returns as related to the size of the economy

Return to Beauty

Old-World Recipes for Great Radiant Skin
Author: Narine Nikogosian
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439168172
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 272
View: 8606
Return to Beauty offers regimens made from fresh ingredients that can be found right in your kitchen. With recipes for winter, spring, summer, and fall, you can look beautiful throughout the year. Narine Nikogosian's natural and inexpensive products can be whipped up in less than ten minutes. Have a jar of honey in your pantry? Mix it with a few crushed walnuts to create a sensual, aromatic scrub for oily skin. Use dabs of cottage cheese to lighten undereye circles, or almond oil to rehydrate cracked lips. Narine also provides recipes based on astrological signs, such as for Scorpio, a Gracious Grapefruit Mask made of grapefruit, egg yolk, and soothing honey to rejuvenate your skin even after a late night. Narine is from a long line of Armenian women who have been harnessing the powers of nature to create everlasting beauty. For the first time, she reveals her secrets so that you can have star-worthy skin.

The Return of the Soldier

Author: Rebecca West
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 1770482202
Category: Fiction
Page: 240
View: 1524
The Return of the Soldier tells the story of a shell-shocked soldier who returns home from the First World War believing that he is in love with a working-class woman from his past, rather than married to his aristocratic wife. His family and doctor must decide whether to allow him to remain safely in his delusion, or to bring him back to reality and return him to the front. A brief novel with a seemingly simple plot, it is a classic of modernist literature and provides a point of entry into discussions of some of the twentieth century's most enduring themes. Appendices include textual variants, patriotic and antiwar verse from World War I, war journalism by West, contemporary paintings and propaganda posters, and material on shell-shock.

El Retorno del hijo del hombre/ The Return of the Man's Son

Author: Giorgio Bongiovanni
Publisher: Editorial Brujas
ISBN: 9875911208
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 364
View: 6611

Return to Paradise

Author: Simone Elkeles
Publisher: North Star Editions, Inc.
ISBN: 0738727296
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 312
View: 3493

The Return of Cultural Treasures

Author: Jeanette Greenfield
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521477468
Category: Law
Page: 351
View: 1964
New edition of Greenfield's pioneering study about the legal, political and historical aspects of cultural restitution.

A Son's Return

Selected Essays of Sterling A. Brown
Author: Sterling A. Brown
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 9781555532758
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 314
View: 5957
This selection of the writings of the influential African American critic and poet Sterling A. Brown (1901-1989) demonstrates his critical acumen and commitment to inclusive politics. The book contains three groupings of essays, focusing in turn on African American political issues, literature, and music, and concludes with a selection of Brown's literature and film reviews. These writings consistently point out the biases against black Americans in white cultural expression and argue for a recognition of the cultural contributions of African Americans.

Return Migration of the Next Generations

21st Century Transnational Mobility
Author: Dennis Conway,Robert B. Potter
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754673736
Category: Science
Page: 245
View: 931
Return Migration of the Next Generations looks at global migration patterns of the one-and-a-half and second generations, young contract workers and 'prolonged sojourners,' and examines their return home and its consequences.

The Return to Cosmology

Postmodern Science and the Theology of Nature
Author: Stephen Edelston Toulmin
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520042957
Category: Philosophy
Page: 283
View: 5608
Examines the changing relations between religion and the contemporary natural sciences in the debate over the nature of the universe

The Door of No Return

Author: Sarah Mussi
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416915508
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 394
View: 8443
Sixteen-year-old Zac Baxter never believed his grandfather's tales about their enslaved ancestors being descended from an African king, but when his grandfather is murdered and the villains come after Zac, he sets out for Ghana to find King Baktu's long-lost treasure before the murderers do.

Return to Glory

LSU's Championship Season
Author: Times-Picayune
Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
ISBN: 9781582617862
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 160
View: 371
Describes the championship season of the LSU Tigers, including coverage of the 2004 Sugar Bowl.

The Return of the Serpents of Wisdom

Author: Mark Amaru Pinkham
Publisher: Adventures Unlimited Press
ISBN: 9780932813510
Category: Social Science
Page: 100
View: 1596
'The return of the serpents of wisdom' is an unprecedented work on ancient secret societies and lost civilizations. According to ancient records, the patriarchs and founders of the early civilizations in Egypt, India, China, Peru, Mesopotamia, Britain, and the Americas were colonized by the Serpents of Wisdom - spiritual masters associated with the original serpent - who arrived in these lands after abandoning their beloved homelands and crossing great seas. While bearing names denoting 'snake' or 'dragon' (such as Naga, Lung, Djedhi, Amaru, Quetzalcoatl, Adder, etc.), these Serpents of Wisdom directed the construction of dazzling civilizations where they and their descendants served as priest-kings and enlightened healers of mystery school traditions.

The Return of Martin Guerre

Author: Natalie Zemon Davis
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674766914
Category: History
Page: 162
View: 725
Tells the story of a sixteenth-century French imposter who convinced a peasant woman and her family that he was her missing husband

Return of the Indian Lit Link Gr. 4-6

Author: N.A
Publisher: On The Mark Press
ISBN: 1770728597
Category: Education
Page: N.A
View: 3391