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The Land-War In Ireland (1870) A History For The Times

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FREE Introducing Graphic Guide Sampler

Introducing Graphic Guides is the bestselling series which explores big ideas from Quantum Theory to Psychoanalysis using concise, authoritative text and graphic novel-style illustrations.

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oIntroducing Psychology asks what exactly psychology is, precisely, where has it come from and the extent to which it can be considered scientific.

oIntroducing Quantum Theory explores bizarre paradoxes which contradict the logic of classical physics in the work of Planck, Einstein, Bohr, Heisenberg, Schrodinger and others

oIntroducing Islam recounts the history of the religion from the 6th century to its status as a global culture and political force today.

oIntroducing Statistics book traces the rise of statistics from the ancient Babylonians, Egyptians and Chinese, to the censuses of Romans and the Greeks, and the modern emergence of the term itself in Europe.

oIntroducing Capitalism tells the story of the remarkable and often ruthless rise of capitalist politics and economics, which have evolved through strife and struggle as much as innovation and enterprise

oIntroducing Feminism explores women's conscious struggle to resist discrimination and sexist oppression from the 17th century to the present day.

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Graphs Don’t Lie: How to Lie with Graphs and Get Away With It… (Bite-Size Stats Series Book 2)

Sarah Palin, abortions, global warming and Usain Bolt. The CEO of Apple, 35 trillion gun deaths in 1995, Fox News and 193%. This book has got scandals galore!

With 9 witty chapters taking you on a roller coaster tour of graphical lies, pictorial deceits and pie charts of mayhem, this might just be the most entertaining book about graphs you'll read this year.

Did you know that between them, Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney enjoyed a total of 193% support from Republican candidates in the 2012 US primaries? It must be true - it was on a pie chart broadcast on Fox News. Did you also know that the number 34 is smaller than 14, and zero is much bigger than 22? Honest, it's true, it was published in a respectable national newspaper after the 2017 UK General Election. There can't have been any kind of misdirection here because they were all shown on a pie chart.

In this astonishing book, award winning statistician and author Lee Baker uncovers how politicians, the press, corporations and other statistical conmen use graphs and charts to deceive their unwitting audience. Like how a shocking, and yet seemingly innocuous statement as "Every year since 1950, the number of children gunned down has doubled", meant that there should have been at least 35 trillion gun deaths in 1995 alone, the year the quote was printed in a reputable journal. Or how an anti-abortion group made their point by trying to convince us all that 327,000 is actually a larger number than 935,573. Nice try, but no cigar - we weren't born yesterday.

In his trademark sardonic style, the author reveals the secrets of how the statistical hustlers use graphs and charts to manipulate and misrepresent for political or commercial gain - and often get away with it.

Written as a layman's guide to lying, cheating and deceiving with graphs, there's not a dull page in sight! And it's got elephants in it too...

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The New Colombia: Peace and prosperity in sight: the country comes of age

Colombia is usually associated with drug cartels, guerrilla wars and

violence. But the biggest Spanish-speaking country after Mexico is changing.

The economy is already larger, by some measures, than South Africa's; if

peace talks are successful, it will do better still. This free ebook is an

indispensable guide to the new Colombia, reproducing a magazine published

earlier this year by the Financial Times.

FT writers interview President Juan Manuel Santos and profile both the

Bogota establishment and young Colombians to watch. They explore the

development challenges of the Colombian outback and the rise of a new

national export - security expertise ranging from bullet proof fashion to

mercenaries. Essays by Oscar Naranjo, former head of the national police,

and Malcolm Deas, historian, provide further context.

The Socialist Myth of the Greedy Banker

There is a wide spread belief that it was the private banking sector that caused the current economic crisis. "Greedy" private bankers destabilized the economy, as socialists put it. At the same time, there are many conspiracy theories about central banks around. According to these theories, central banks are controlled by "dark" forces, and these forces caused the crisis of 2008.

As a result, most people without a background in economics are very confused. However reality is much simpler than it seems to be. The purpose of this essay is to explain why the crisis of 2008 has nothing to do with the private banking sector, and also explain the role that central banks play in the economy. This document, together with "The Socialist Myth of Economic Bubbles", should give the reader a good understanding of the current crisis, and why this crisis was the result of the wrong government policies in Europe, U.S.A. and China.

This essay follows the tradition of the great Austrian economists, like Ludwig von Mises, F. A. Hayek and Murray Rothbard. No prior economic knowledge is required on behalf of the reader. A genuine interest on the subject will suffice.

Cruel World

Women Workers And Technological Change In Europe In The Nineteenth And twentieth century

Women Workers and Technological Change in Europe in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Traces the origins of the segregation between women's and men's work in the 19th and 20th century. It rejects the idea that women were mainly employed as unskilled labour, asserting that women's skills were required but that historical records and social definitions of "skill" have denied this.

Youth and the Crisis: Unemployment, education and health in Europe (Routledge Studies in Labour Economics)

The recent recession has led to an ongoing crisis in the youth labour market in Europe. This timely book deals with a number of areas related to the context, choices and experiences of young people, the consequences of which resonate throughout their lives. The focus of the contributions to this volume is on issues which, whilst undoubtedly important, have thus far received less attention than they arguably deserve. The first part of the book is concerned with issues related to education and training, covering matters such as the role of monopsony in training, the consequences of over-education, and the quality of educational institutions from primary to tertiary. The second part is primarily concerned with the long-term consequences of short-term choices and experiences including contributions on health-related choices, health consequences later in life, factors affecting the home-leaving decision, as well as an analysis of the increasing intergenerational transmission of inequality; a trend which accelerated during the recession. The last part of the book deals with issues related to youth unemployment and NEET - the direct consequence of the recession. This book contains a number of innovative analyses reporting significant findings that contrast with standard models. Some of the more interesting results directly contradict conventional wisdom on a number of topics from the importance of monopsony in training markets to the importance of transitory income changes on consumption of addictive goods. This book is suitable for those who study labor economics, political economy as well as employment and unemployment.