Islamic Finance: Instruments and Markets looks at the application of Sharia law to the world of banking and finance. It provides you with an understanding of the rationale behind the instruments and the rapidly developing Islamic financial markets. Coverage includes in-depth analysis of the financial instruments within the Sharia framework and how they are applied in various sectors including insurance, investment and capital markets. Regulatory issues are also discussed both from the role of the Sharia board to reporting financial risk to legal bodies. It addresses issues such as bringing a New Ethical Dimension to Banking through to The International Role of Islamic Finance and provides you with a range of checklists from Business Ethics in Islamic Finance to The Role of the Shariah Advisory Board in Islamic Finance and Regulatory and Capital Issues under Shariah Law.
This dictionary provides comprehensive coverage of the terms used in banking and finance, ranging from personal bank accounts to international money markets. It is aimed at professionals working in or involved with banking and finance, and for students, whether studying A-Levels, degree or professional qualifications in banking and finance. Fully revised and updated this dictionary contains over 9000 entries providing clear, up-to-date coverage of all aspects of banking and finance. The book also includes encyclopedic comments on banking and financial practice, expanding on complex terms such as "poison pills" and "bills of exchange", and special supplements on money, currencies, international banks and stock exchanges.
This fully updated edition offers over 11,000 entries, each providing clear, up-to-date coverage of specialist nursing terms including diseases, symptoms, anatomy, instruments, common drugs and biological terms. It covers both everyday vocabulary relating to patient care and terms from medical specialisations such as psychiatry. It provides the user with a complete guide to the vocabulary likely to be encountered by nurses (and other health care professionals) in their day-to-day work.
Even the most well designed boats will suffer from wear and tear due to normal use on the water. Whilst accidents are less common, they too can result in damage which needs to be repaired on the spot. Highly illustrated, with step by step instructions, this book equips the reader with the vital 'first aid' skills he needs to make temporary repairs until he can get back to harbour. The Boat Repair Bible helps anyone who owns a boat to develop essential repair skills in the areas where problems most commonly arise. The section on hull and deck repairs covers fibreglass, wood, steel and ferro-cement hulls, and shows the reader how to deal with everything from leaks to impact damage, and much, m...
Containing over 7,000 entries, this fully revised edition provides clear, up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of agricultural terms. Subjects covered include cultivation, machinery, livestock, crops, pesticides and herbicides, fertilizers, organic farming and veterinary science, as well as sales and commodities markets. Jargon-free definitions make this dictionary particularly suitable for students, new industry recruits and non-native English speakers.
This fully revised edition includes over 8,000 words, expressions and terminology relating to the publishing and printing industries and allied trades. Topics covered are papermaking, ink, printing and binding machinery, bookselling, typesetting, desktop publishing and design, copyright, editing, commissioning, contracts, rights and electronic publishing. Definitions are given in clear, simple English, meaning that this dictionary is perfect for anyone wanting comprehensive information at their fingertips.
When city boy Ren moves to small town USA, he is in for serious culture shock. After a local drunk driving accident, the town has outlawed all forms of teen rebellion-no late nights, no partying, no rock music, no dancing. But there is one thing that keeps Ren from going totally out of his mind- the minister's daughter, Ariel. Ariel has a rebellious streak too, and it's not long before she and Ren are rallying their friends, and proving to the adults that teen spirit, celebration, and yes, a little rebellion, can't be contained-it's downright contagious! The themes of this classic movie are timely as ever: freedom of expression, the role of religion in community, defining family values, and- the ultimate perennial- rock n' roll and teen spirit!
This comprehensive dictionary covers all aspects of librarianship and information and knowledge management. Designed to equip the trainee librarian or information management student with core industry terminology, this fully revised edition includes thousands of terms connected with information management, classification, cataloguing and electronic knowledge management. Handy supplements include proof correcting marks, classification systems, book prizes and awards, information skills, and a list of key resources on the Web. "Clear and concise... a useful little handbook" - Library & Information Update
Where does the Queen keep her armies? Up her sleevies! Laugh your way through this hilarious book packed with hundreds of splendidly silly jokes on every topic under the sun, such as animals, school and family, plus plenty of good old knock, knock jokes and lots of royalty themed jokes. Handy practical tips will advise you on crucial regal accomplishments, such as how to perfect the royal wave and how to pull off headscarf chic when walking one's corgis. Interactive elements include devising your Fantasy Royal Family and designing your own palace. A bonus fact section at the back of the book contains fascinating and little-known facts about the Queen and the Royal Family - did you know that Buckingham Palace has its own cinema, post office, chapel, swimming pool, staff cafeteria and doctor's surgery?
In the first collection to be devoted to this subject, a distinguished cast of contributors explores expurgation in both Greek and Latin authors in ancient and modern times. The major focus is on the period from the seventeenth to the twentieth century, with chapters ranging from early Greek lyric and Aristophanes through Lucretius, Horace, Martial and Catullus to the expurgation of schoolboy texts, the Loeb Classical Library and the Penguin Classics. The contributors draw on evidence from the papers of editors, and on material in publishing archives. The introduction discusses both the different types of expurgation, and how it differs from related phenomena such as censorship.