Owls of the United States and Canada – A Complete Guide to Their Biology and Behavior
Sea Turtles – A Complete Guide to Their Biology, Behavior and Conservation
An updated handbook of the identification, distribution, natural history, and habitat details of tiger beetles in North America.
This book is an empirical analysis of the geography of international trade, focused on interregional trade flows within Canada and the United States, but begins with an analysis of international trade flows at the international level to place Canada – United States interregional trade in a global context. At the international level, international trade flows are regionally focused and the intensity of that focus has not decreased over time. At the national level, there has been substantial change within the Canada – United States trading relationship. Prior to the establishment of free trade, Canada appeared to be moving into the lower-end of product quality trade relative to the United States, but now Canada appears to be moving into higher-end product quality trade with the United States. And at the regional level, trade flows have altered their spatial configuration since the establishment of free trade. Canadian provinces are now trading significantly more with the southern neighbours. The levels of interprovincial trade remain high, but the shares of provincial trade to and from the United States are now increasing.
From recreation areas and trails to historic sites, from nature hikes to seashores, this comprehensive travel guide and reference to the United States National Parks has been completely revised and updated, with a brand-new cover, more than 30 new photos, and 15 new properties that have been approved by President Barack Obama since the publication of the first edition. The ultimate travel planner and reference guide for all things national parks, this 544-page resource from National Geographic is filled with full-color photos, detailed maps, historical background, and practical facts on the location of the park system properties, as well as the best times to visit and top-rated activities.
Venomous Reptiles of the United States, Canada and Northern Mexico – Heloderma, Micruroides, Micrurus, Pelamis, Agkistrodon, Sistrurus V1
Regional Landscapes of the United States and Canada
Regional Landscapes of the United States and Canada
In the wake of the recent financial crisis, many will agree that it is time for a fresh approach to portfolio management. The Complete Guide to Portfolio Construction and Management provides practical investment advice for building a robust, diversified portfolio. Written by a high-profile investment adviser, this book reveals a practical portfolio management framework and new approach to portfolio construction based on four key market forces: macro, fundamental, technical, and behavioural. It is an insight that takes the focus off numbers, looking instead at the role of risk and behavior in finance. As we have seen with the recent finance meltdown, traditional portfolio management techniques are flawed. Investors need to understand those flaws and learn how to incorporate risk management and behavioral finance into their asset management strategies. With a foreword by industry leader Francois-Serge L'habitant, this is your one-stop guide, with new ways for you to manage, grow and preserve your investment portfolio, even in uncertain markets.
Central banks in Great Britain and the United States arose early in the financial revolution. The Bank of England was created in 1694 while the first Banks of the United States appeared in 1791-1811 and 1816-36, and were followed by the Independent Treasury, 1846-1914. These institutions, together with the Suffolk Bank and the New York Clearing House, exercised important central banking function before the creation of the Federal Reserve System in 1913. Significant monetary changes in the lives of these British and American institutions are examined within a framework that deals with the knowledge and behavior of central bankers and their interactions with economists and politicians. Central Bankers' behavior has shown considerable continuity in the influence of incentives and their interest in the stability of the financial markets.
Prime vacation property throughout Canada has doubled in value within the past five years. For the potential buyer of a vacation property, the cost of entry can be stiff. There is a high demand for many to own a vacation home or idyllic retreat for pleasure and lifestyle enjoyment, future retirement, rental revenue, or investment profit. But buying a recreational property can be a potential minefield for many reasons, as there can be complex tax, legal, estate planning, and investment issues to consider. When investing hundreds of thousands of dollars in a recreational property you will need to do your due diligence and seek solid advice. The Complete Guide to Buying and Owning Recreational Property in Canada, written by Canada's leading authority on matters related to real estate, offers valuable insights and tips, and will prove a trustworthy resource for many years to come. Topic areas include: Buying the right property, for the right reasons, in the right location How to set a purchase and financing strategy and how to negotiate your best deal How to exercise caution when buying with family or friends-and how to keep peace in the family when sharing use or ownership Getting the help of professionals, such as a tax accountant, lawyer, home inspector, mortgage broker, insurance broker, and realtor. Obtaining tax and estate planning strategic advice to save tax on transfer, sale or bequeathing of the property, or inheriting a property What you need to know if you are buying recreational property as an investment. Money saving tips when renting your property yourself or using professional rental management Special cautions if buying a vacation home or cottage outside of Canada Creative ways of using your vacation home or cottage for exchange or barter Key strategies to follow and classic pitfalls to avoid And much, much more! Plus Sources of Further Information, Key Websites, Checklists, Glossary, and Index.
The bandsaw is a woodworking favourite and the workhorse of any wood shop. Craftsmen and women turn to this practical tool for a wide array of tasks - cutting curves, ripping stock, making a variety of useful joints, using guides and templates and transforming thick boards into veneer. Now woodworkers can learn to make the most of their bandsaw in this valuable addition to the acclaimed Complete Illustrated Guide library. The format is highly visual, covering all there is to know about working with a bandsaw from basic uses to some of the most advanced techniques, including shaping operations and sophisticated joinery. Safety and bandsaw maintenance complete this essential guide.
Since September 11, 2001 Muslim Americans have been under intense scrutiny most often for reasons related to national security. This has left other aspects of the Muslim American political experience unexamined. This book explores the development of a Muslim American Environmental Ethic and its implications for the social and political life for contemporary Muslims in the United States. Using semi structured interviews, lectures from prominent Muslim activists, and visits to a Muslim community center, it focuses on the contemporary Muslim understanding of environmentalism, their practices of environmentalism, and what this means for their political and social status here in the United States. This work contributes to research on an unique aspect of Muslim American politics and social behavior and the intersection of religious beliefs and the environmental movement.
This book analyzed data previously collected from the University of Michigan Human Trafficking Law Project and the United States Department of Justice in order to identify the trends and relationships among several variables pertaining to sex trafficking victims and offenders in the United States.Although State and federal policies have been enacted to combat sex trafficking in the United States, globalization, a culture of tolerance toward sexually aggressive behavior, the high demand for prostitution, and government corruption and/or inaction have continued to allow sex trafficking to exist as one of the most profitable crimes for offenders.
The definitive practical guide for sports participants and recreational exercisers who are keen to achieve a level of flexibility to enhance their performance. The 4th edition of this classic text has been fully updated and features new chapters and sport
How to effectively use Pinterest to market your business, product, or service Pinterest, the rapidly growing social networking site that allows users to post and share images and videos on «pinboards» (a collection of “pins,” usually with a common theme), is providing businesses and savvy entrepreneurs with a new platform to market their products and services. And, as with any new platform, learning what works best and what doesn’t when it comes to marketing can be a challenge. Pinfluence is a complete guide to Pinterest marketing that will teach you how to effectively raise awareness for your brand, product, or service, drive traffic from Pinterest to your website, and connect with current and potential customers. You will learn: How to create a powerful Pinterest profile, your Pinterest brand strategy, set up boards, pin and repin images, and get into conversations in the Pinterest user interface. Pinterest marketing techniques, including great content creation, how to optimize websites and blogs for pinning, and how to start growing your followers. How to integrate Pinterest with other social media tools (including Facebook, Twitter, and blogs) and how to track trends and monitor conversation on Pinterest. Advanced Pinterest marketing techniques, including how to grow your audience, how to use the Pinterest iPhone app, advice for special types of businesses (B2B companies and nonprofits), and how to make your pins and boards “sticky” so they capture public attention and influence people to change their behavior. Pinterest copyright issues Pinfluence is for anyone who wants to join the likes of companies like Whole Foods, Gilt, West Elm and others, and harness the marketing power of Pinterest to grow their business.
An evaluation of the Roosevelt administration's perception of Canada, her evolution in the US politics 1939-45. From a mere business associate and a provincial British Dominion, Canada evolved into a US continental defence partner, cardinal supply provider and a loyal ally. How much Canadian freewill and coercion imposed by the powerful southern neighbour was it? 'The book analyses important and attractive topic that is still not fully unexplored. (…) It is a novel, ambitious and difficult task; yet, quite successfully completed. The subject is apt and deserves praise.' Prof. dr hab. Halina Parafianowicz 'The thesis contains a lot of interesting primary sources. The research questions are stimulating (…). I disagree with a few conclusions of the author, which proves he made me reach for the primary and secondary sources. (…) The subject matter is attention-grabbing and controversial.' Prof. dr hab. Izabella Rusinowa 'The author demonstrates good methodological skills as well as the ability to research and popularise history. Also, M. Bogdanowicz has the appropriate knowledge of the contents of the archives, necessary for successful research.' Dr hab. Wlodzimierz Batog, Prof. UJK