A Theory of Shopping offers a highly original perspective on one of our most basic everyday activities - shopping. We commonly assume that shopping is primarily concerned with individuals and materialism. But Miller rejects this assumption and follows the surprising route of analysing shopping by means of an analogy with anthropological studies of sacrificial ritual. He argues that the act of purchasing goods is almost always linked to other social relations, and most especially those based on love and care. The ethnographic sections of the book are based on a years study of shopping on a street in North London. This provides the basis for a sensitive description of the issues the shopper confronts when making decisions as to what to buy. Miller develops a theory to account for these observations, arguing that shopping typically consists of three major stages which reflect the three key stages of many rites of sacrifice. In both shopping and sacrifice the ultimate intention is to constitute others as desiring subjects. Finally the book examines certain historical shifts in both subjects and objects of devotion, in particular, ideals of gender and love. This treatment of shopping from the perspective of comparative anthropology represents a highly innovative approach to one of the most familiar tasks of our daily lives. Written in a clear and accessible manner, this book will be of interest to students and academics in anthropology, sociology and cultural studies, as well as anybody who wants to consider more deeply the nature of their own everyday activities.
Losing weight is a billion dollar industry in America, there are thousands of devices and programs you can buy that promise to get you 6-pack abs fast but they dont work! If it were as easy as buying a pill, shake, or ab machine then the shopping malls across America you would see all men with rippling washboard abs and all women with flat tummies but what do we see instead? Obesity everywhere! Lets clear up one huge misconception right now, ab machines and ab exercises will NOT get you 6-pack abs! 95% of the work in getting 6-pack abs is losing bodyfat and no ab exercise will do that. If you have a beer belly, you could do ab exercises all year long and still never get 6-pack abs. You can have rippling muscular abs but if they are covered with an inner tube of fat then nobody is going see them. Its not that hard and its not that complicated. The changes you need to make to lose weight and reduce your bodyfat are much smaller than you fear and they are easier to live with than you could possibly imagine! A common sense approach involving exercise and nutrition is all that is required to get ripped, washboard abs. When most people think about losing weight, what comes to mind is words like hunger, deprivation, diet, and agony. No! Losing weight properly will not result in any of these, the key is in the above two words common sense.
Benedetta Ubertazzi argues that exclusive jurisdiction rules related to intellectual property rights cases are not only insufficiently supported by any of the arguments usually invoked in their favor, but are also in fact contrary to public international law rules concerning the avoidance of a denial of justice and the fundamental human right of access to a court. They should therefore be abandoned with respect to infringement and validity claims involving either registered or unregistered intellectual property rights. The author claims that this abandonment would be consistent with the clear trend already existing in this respect and would prevent economic inequalities in cross-border intellectual property litigation, without however leading to abusive forum shopping.
Updated version featuring all new material. If you have ever looked for P-values by shopping at P mart, tried to watch the Bernoulli Trails on ´´People´s Court,´´ or think that the standard deviation is a criminal offense in six states, then you need The Cartoon Guide to Statistics to put you on the road to statistical literacy. The Cartoon Guide to Statistics covers all the central ideas of modern statistics: the summary and display of data, probability in gambling and medicine, random variables, Bernoulli Trails, the Central Limit Theorem, hypothesis testing, confidence interval estimation, and much more-all explained in simple, clear, and yes, funny illustrations. Never again will you order the Poisson Distribution in a French restaurant!
The go-to guide for learning the ins and outs of laptop computers! Over 50 and still want to learn how to get the most out of your laptop? Laptops For Seniors For Dummies is your ideal guide. No experience? No problem! This book walks you step by step through the setup, navigation, software, email, using the Internet safely, and more. This new edition uses larger type and larger figures for easier reading, and each chapter opens with an outline of tasks covered so you can find the answers you need quickly. Tips, warnings, and notes are highlighted to help you develop positive habits and avoid common pitfalls, and the uncluttered layout makes navigation a breeze. Youll learn how to choose a new laptop, how to set it up, how to get around the Windows 10 operating system, and how to get things done. Coverage includes information on battery life, wireless printing, connectivity, online data storage, Internet safety, the new Windows OS, synching to your mobile phone, and more! Laptops allow you to do just about everything you can do on a traditional desktop computer, just without the bulky hardware and the tangled mess of cords. This book will show you everything you need to know about working - and playing -with your new device. Discover which laptop is best for you Get set up and start using the keyboard and mouse Find your way around Windows 10 and the Office applications Safely use the internet for shopping,social networking, emailing, research, and more Stop being chained to your clunky old desktop computer! Laptops For Seniors For Dummies is the clear, friendly guide to using your new laptop on the go, like a pro. Nancy C. Muir is an expert in making technology accessible to seniors. She owns a writing and consulting company specializing in business and technology topics, and has written more than 60 books including Computers For Seniors For Dummies and iPad For Seniors For Dummies.
Find out how Amazon conquered the world in just 50 minutes!In less than two decades, Amazon grew from a startup to become the world leader in online shopping, with hundreds of millions of customers around the world. However, the future did not always look so bright for the internet giant: its unconventional business model initially left investors worried, and it had to overcome the burst of the internet bubble that led to the collapse of many other young tech companies. In this concise and accessible guide, you will find out how Jeff Bezos was able to steer Amazon from its humble beginnings in a garage in Seattle to its current position as one of the most influential companies in the world.In 50 minutes you will:•Learn about Amazons history, from 1994 right up to the present day•Understand its innovative business model and find out why it was so successful•Identify the opportunities and challenges for online shopping in the futureABOUT 50MINUTES.COM | BUSINESS STORIESThe Business Stories series from the 50Minutes collection provides the tools to quickly understand the innovative companies that have shaped the modern business world. Our publications will give you contextual information, an analysis of business strategies and an introduction to future trends and opportunities in a clear and easily digestible format, making them the ideal starting point for readers looking to understand what makes these companies stand out.
Experience all of the Algarve´s attractions with this up-to-date, authoritative guide, packed with Insider Tips. Most holidaymakers want to have fun and feel relaxed from the moment they arrive at their holiday destination - that´s what Marco Polo Guides are all about. You´ll discover excellent hotels, restaurants, trendy places and buzzing nightlife, plus shopping tips, suggestions for a tight budget, details of all the sports and activities on offer and ideas for Travel with Kids. Also contains: the Perfect Route, Festivals & Events, Travel Tips, Links, Blogs, Apps & more, Portuguese phrasebook and comprehensive index. Clean and clear water, fresh sea air, glorious beaches, bays, remarkable rock formations, lagoon islands, a unique subtropical climate: the list of the Algarve´s distinguishing features contains everything that the holidaymaker could possibly wish for, and by following the Perfect Route, you´ll experience every aspect. The Insider Tips, peppered throughout the guide, reveal insights such as where you can spend a romantic night in a windmill, and how you can cycle along the coast.The Best Of pages highlight some unique aspects of the Algarve, recommend places to go for free, and have tips for rainy days and where you can relax and chill out. Panels in each chapter suggest things to do if you´re on a tight budget and where to pick up some real bargains. Trips & Tours lead you away from the beach to discover the wild west and the rich east. In the Sport & Activities chapter highlights the Algarve´s famous golf courses and beach-based water sports. You will also pick up ideas for adventures such as safaris into the hinterland to see beekeepers at work, or bird watching in the Ria Formosa National Park. Finally, the Dos & Don´ts point out some of the things you need to be aware of and watch out for when visiting the region. MARCO POLO Algarve provides comprehensive coverage of the region. To help you get around there´s a detailed road atlas inside, useful town maps of Albufeira, Faro, Lagos and Tavira in the backcover, plus a handy pull-out map. A must-have for all travellers, including those who haven´t bought a travel guide in the past - all this for only GBP5.99!
Marco Polo Dubrovnik & Dalmatian Coast: the Travel Guide with Insider Tips!Experience all of Dubrovnik´s attractions with this up-to-date, authoritative guide, complete with ´Best Of´ recommendations. You´ll discover excellent hotels, restaurants, where to shop, trendy places, local nightlife, tips for shopping and getting by on a tight budget, as well as ideas for children, sports and numerous other activities. Also contains: the Perfect Route, Travel Tips, Links, Blogs, Apps & more, Travel with Kids, Croatian phrasebook, and index. Dubrovnik is a holiday paradise, but one that has been transformed, with high-class hotels, elegant restaurants and a vibrant nightlife. MARCO POLO Dubrovnik & Croatian Coast leads you to one of the top destinations in the Adriatic. The calm, often austere beauty of the islands and bays, the crystal-clear water, the romantic settings of medieval harbour towns full of historical gems are just waiting to be discovered. Insider Tips reveal how you can try your hand at becoming a lighthouse keeper and where to find the dreamiest bays.The ´Best Of´ pages highlight some unique aspects of Dubrovnik, recommend things to do for free, and contain tips for rainy days and where you can relax and unwind. You´ll find out What´s Hot in Croatia, such as diving for ancient treasure. The Trips & Tours include the island of Vis and the Plitvice Lakes; in Sports & Activities you´ll find numerous listings for adventure and water sports. The Dos & Don´ts tell you what to do when the Bora wind blows up and why you should stick to the footpaths. MARCO POLO Dubrovnik & Dalmatian Coast provides comprehensive coverage of the region. To help you get around there´s a detailed road atlas inside, useful maps of Dubrovnik, Split, Trogir and Zadar Town in the backcover, plus a handy pull-out map.
"e;This is teaching at its best!"e;--Hans Camenzind, inventor of the 555 timer (the world´s most successful integrated circuit), and author of Much Ado About Almost Nothing: Man´s Encounter with the Electron (Booklocker.com)"e;A fabulous book: well written, well paced, fun, and informative. I also love the sense of humor. It´s very good at disarming the fear. And it´s gorgeous. I´ll be recommending this book highly."e;--Tom Igoe, author of Physical Computing and Making Things TalkA "e;magnificent and rewarding book. ... Every step of this structured instruction is expertly illustrated with photos and crisp diagrams. . . . This really is the best way to learn."e;--Kevin Kelly, in Cool ToolsThe first edition of Make: Electronics established a new benchmark for introductory texts. This second edition enhances that learning experience.Here you will find unique, photographically precise diagrams of breadboarded components, to help you build circuits with speed and precision. A new shopping guide and a simplified range of components, will minimize your investment in parts for the projects. A completely new section on the Arduino shows you how to write properly structured programs instead of just downloading other people´s code. Projects have been reworked to provide additional features, and the book has been restructured to offer a step-by-step learning process that is as clear and visually pleasing on handheld devices as it is on paper. Full color is used throughout.As before, Make: Electronics begins with the basics. You´ll see for yourself how components work--and what happens when they don´t. You´ll short out a battery and overheat an LED. You´ll also open up a potentiometer and a relay to see what´s inside. No other book gives you such an opportunity to learn from real-life experiences.Ultimately, you will build gadgets that have lasting value, and you´ll have a complete understanding of how they work. From capacitors to transistors to microcontrollers--it´s all here.Hans Camenzind, inventor of the 555 Timer (the world´s most successful integrated circuit chip), said that "e;This is teaching at its best!"e; when he reviewed the first edition. Now the second edition offers even more!
People have always been hooked on Berlin. The setting for momentous political and historical events and haven for various lifestyles and artistic movements, the city never stops reinventing itself. Despite its tumultuous past, today Berlin considers itself very much at the modern heart of Europe and is acknowledged as a trendsetter the world over. Surrounded by lakes and forests, offering plenty of recreational activities - it is also a place to find peace and tranquillity. Berlin is a metaphor for life, with all its highs and lows; at the interface between Western and Eastern Europe, the important things in life are tangible here. MARCO POLO Berlin guides you though a city of design, the city of The Wall and the metropolis that never closes. The practical, pocket-sized guide takes you on a tour through its endlessly varied museum and cultural landscape, and shows you its lively nightlife and enticing shops. The ´Where to Start´ panels highlight the best places to begin sightseeing, the best places to shop, and the trendiest places to go in the evening. The Insider Tips explain how to take a ride in the U-Bahn Cabrio (open-top metro) and where to buy violet mustard, milk grappa, and garlic chocolates. The Best Of pages highlight some unique aspects of Berlin, recommend places to go for free, and have tips for rainy days and where you can relax and unwind. Panels in each chapter suggest things to do if you´re on a tight budget and where to pick up some real bargains. The City Walks include exploring the past in the Hackesche Höfe (courtyards) and strolling along the line of the now vanished Wall. Excursions take you to the magnificent Prussian palace of Sanssouci and the waterside town of Köpenick with its historic centre. The Do´s & Don´ts explain why its best to steer clear of conjuring tricks, and the Travel Tips tell you why it´s best instead to put your money on the WellcomeCard. MARCO POLO Berlin provides comprehensive coverage of the city. To help you find your way around there´s a detailed street atlas inside, a useful public transport map in the backcover, plus a handy pull-out map.Experience all of Berlin´s attractions with this up-to date and authoritative guide, complete with ´Best Of´ recommendations. Discover hotels, restaurants and trendy nightlife venues, as well as numerous tips for shopping, and find out about festivals and events, sports and other activities. Also contains: Perfect Day, Travel Tips, Travel with Kids, Links, Blogs, Apps & more, German phrasebook and index.o THE BEST MARCO POLO HIGHLIGHTS o THE BEST INSIDER TIPS o BEST OF ... o INTRODUCTION o WHAT´S HOT o IN A NUTSHELL o THE PERFECT DAY o SIGHTSEEING o FOOD & DRINK o SHOPPING o ENTERTAINMENT o WHERE TO STAY o WALKING TOURS o TRAVEL WITH KIDS o FESTIVAL & EVENTS o LINKS, BLOGS, APPS & MORE o TRAVEL TIPS o USEFUL PHRASES o STREET ATLAS o INDEX & CREDITS o DOS & DON´TS!The publicist, editor and author Christine Berger has been living in the most exciting city on the planet for 25 years. Although she knows Berlin like the back of her hand, she still discovers something new every day. Accompanied by her husband and three daughters, she loves to walk for hours through the city, admiring local street art, trying new cafés or stopping by exhibits in galleries and museums.o including Insider Tips o street atlas and additional pull-out map o clear, user-friendly structure and layout o get your bearings with the most important ´Highlights´, the ´Where to Start´ panels and the ´Best Of´ pages featuring unique aspects of the city and, depending on your mood, places to go for free, tips for things to do when it´s raining and good places to relax