Thanks to a long, successful marketing campaign by De Beers, diamonds became strongly associated with
romantic love, first in the United States and then globally (see.Figure.5). In the 1940s the company launched
a long-running and renowned campaign around the theme “A diamond is forever.” Over many decades,
hundreds of millions of dollars were spent to market the notion that diamonds signify romance and love.
That campaign benefited the entire diamond industry.
It has become a habit that following completion of a research programme, a review
or assessment is performed. Partly to justify the money and efforts that went into the
programme and partly to identify novel directions for new programmes. Following
this tradition, the sponsor of the International Cooperation research programme
(DLO-IC), the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (LNV),
asked a small group of scientists to draw lessons from its recently completed North-
This report summarizes the U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service's Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Program (FANRP) activities and accomplishments in fiscal 2010, including newly awarded projects and recent publications. FANRP supports intramural and extramural research on a wide range of policy-relevant food assistance and nutrition topics. The three perennial program themes are: (1) Program Outcomes and Economic Well-Being of Participants; (2) Program Access and Economic Determinants of Participation; and (3) Program Dynamics and Efficiency.
Drawing from field research in Cameroon, Ghana, Vietnam, and the Amazon forests of Brazil, Bolivia, and Peru, this book explores the relationship between gender and land, revealing the workings of global capital and of people's responses to it. A central theme is the people's resistance to global forces, frequently through an insistence on the uniqueness of their livelihoods.
Cytokine receptors are crucial for the maintenance, regulation and growth
of cells in multicellular organisms. As a common theme in cytokine signal-ling, single-span receptor chains are assembled in the cell membrane by a
ligand enabling cross-activation of the aligned cytoplasmic receptor
The U.S. air transportation system is vital to the economic well-being and security of the United
States. To support continued U.S. leadership in aviation, Congress and NASA requested that the National
Research Council undertake a decadal survey of civil aeronautics research and technology (R&T) priorities
that would help NASA fulfill its responsibility to preserve U.S. leadership in aeronautics technology.
In 2006, the National Research Council published the Decadal Survey of Civil Aeronautics.
Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods is a student-friendly introduction to quantitative research methods and basic statistics. It uses a detective theme throughout the text and in multimedia courseware to show how quantitative methods have been used to solve real-life problems. The book focuses on principles and techniques that are appropriate to introductory level courses in media, psychology and sociology. Examples and illustrations are drawn from historical and contemporary research in the social sciences. ...
The common theme that attracts many to emergency practice is an interested in all of
the most exciting aspects of each major specialty but a reluctance to giving up on what
other specialties offered at the same time. Emergency medicine, unlike any other field,
combines all of these aspects for its practitioners. However, while offering a
combination of skills and knowledge found nowhere else, it offers unusual challenges
at the same time.
Through 25 chapters authored by some of the leading researchers in the field, Human Resources Development Review 2008 provides an extensive overview of the contextual factors driving human resources development in South Africa. A key theme throughout the volume is the importance of a multi-faceted skills development strategy operating at three levels.
More recently, Cox and Fisher (2009) analyzed the titles of contemporary romance
novels to determine if their popularity might be related to evolutionary themes that would
be expected to have widespread appeal when it comes to some of the unique and recurrent
reproductive issues that women confront. The five most common words featured in
romance novel titles were love, bride, baby, man, and marriage, in that order. Common
themes extracted from these titles included commitment, reproduction, masculine/high
ranking suitors, and resources.
This Handbook of Police Administration, co-edited by Jim Ruiz and Don Hummer,
provides a smorgasbord of topics that are at the coalface of policing: the difficulties
police encounter dealing with drug problems, traffic issues, race and ethnicity challenges,
and street gang problems. Cross-cutting themes such as leadership in policing,
use of force, and understanding how the law shapes (or fails to shape) police
practice are relevant to students of police studies, practitioners, and scholars alike.
The 32nd Japanese Hip Society (JHS) Congress was held November 6–8, 2005, in
Niigata, Japan. Guest speakers from many countries and specialists for hip disease
presented papers that focused on joint preservation for osteoarthritis of the hip, joint
preservation for aseptic necrosis of the femoral head, treatment for epiphyseolysis
capitis femoris, and up-to-date information and knowledge on joint arthroplasty.
Altogether, there were many important presentations about joint preservation and
replacement. This book covers the main themes of the congress....
The rapidly increasing number of applications for microemulsions has kept this relatively old topic still at the top point of research themes. This book provides an assessment of some issues influencing the characteristics and performance of the microemulsions, as well as their main types of applications. In chapter 1 a short introduction about the background, various aspects and applications of microemulsions is given. In Part 2 some experimental and modeling investigations on microstructure and phase behavior of these systems have been discussed. ...
The basic theme of this paper is the fact that if A is a ﬁnite set of integers, then the sum and product sets cannot both be small. A precise formulation of this fact is Conjecture 1 below due to Erd˝s-Szemer´di [E-S]. (see also [El], [T], o e and [K-T] for related aspects.) Only much weaker results or very special cases of this conjecture are presently known. One approach consists of assuming the sum set A + A small and then deriving that the product set AA is large (using Freiman’s structure theorem) (cf. [N-T], [Na3]). We follow the...
The interplay between geometry and topology on complex algebraic varieties is a classical theme that goes back to Lefschetz [L] and Zariski [Z] and is always present on the scene; see for instance the work by Libgober [Li]. In this paper we study complements of hypersurfaces, with special attention to the case of hyperplane arrangements as discussed in Orlik-Terao’s book [OT1]. Theorem 1 expresses the degree of the gradient map associated to any homogeneous polynomial h as the number of n-cells that have to be added to a generic hyperplane section D(h) ∩ H to obtain the complement in...
Introducing the student to the history of the development of European culture, the problem of proportion has seemed to me, throughout, the fundamental one. Consequently I have endeavored not only to state matters truly and clearly but also to bring the narrative into harmony with the most recent conceptions of the relative importance of past events and institutions. It has seemed best, in an elementary treatise upon so vast a theme, to omit the names of many personages and conflicts of secondary importance which have ordinarily found their way into our historical textbooks.
“In striving for entertainment, our imagination must have neither limits nor
bounds. It has always been a basic need in creative efforts. ‘Imagination,’ wrote
Stanislavsky, ‘must be cultivated and developed; it must be alert, rich and active.
An actor (animator) must learn to think on any theme. He must observe people
(and animals) and their behavior—try to understand their mentality.’
“To one degree or another, people in our audience are aware of human and animal
behavior. They may have seen, experienced or read about it.
World experts are brought together to contribute to each volume, presenting a comprehensive blend of fundamental principles and applied technologies for each topic. Current practices and the state-of-the-art are reviewed, new developments in analytics, science and biotechnology are presented and, crucially, the theme of each volume is presented in relation to adjacent scientific, social and economic fields to provide solutions from a truly integrated perspective.
This publication was prepared under the overall responsibility of Guido Bertucci, Director
of the Division for Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM)
of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and G.
Shabbir Cheema, Principal Advisor and Global Forum Coordinator.
Aisha Ghaus-Pasha and Meredith Rowen are the co-authors and editors. Mrs. Ghaus-
Pasha is an experienced researcher in social and economic development and policy analysis.
This book presents an empirical inquiry, rooted in van Manen’s
hermeneutic phenomenology, describing the work experiences
of Indian call centre agents employed in international facing call
centres located in Bangalore and Mumbai. Through a holistic thematic
analysis, the study identifi es being professional as the core theme that
captures the essence of agents’ lived experience. The notion of professionalism
embraced agents’ identity, altering their self-concept and
enhancing their self-esteem....