The Long and the Short of it

This title presents a large retrospective of a leading British modernist poet marking his 75th birthday.

Author: Roy Fisher

Publisher: Bloodaxe Books Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015061185636

Category: Poetry

Page: 398

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This title presents a large retrospective of a leading British modernist poet marking his 75th birthday.


Thirty years ago, after just beginning to distinguish himself as a chronicler of short
and intermediate-length stories, a part-time science fiction author living in
Barrington, Illinois, had his second novel published.1 No flimsy sophomore follow
-up ...

Author: Robert Borski

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595830268

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 154

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Over the years sf and fantasy writer Gene Wolfe has proven himself to be adept at all lengths of fiction. Now in THE LONG AND THE SHORT OF IT, once again literary detective Robert Borski brings his critical eye and acumen to the wide array of Wolfe's work, from short stories to novellas to mega-book series. Along the way he'll reveal to you the hidden alchemical structure of PEACE, why he thinks Latro and several others may be werewolves, what has happened to the missing twenty-four hours in "Seven American Nights," what Biblical story is retold in the pulpish "Tracking Song," who might or might not be an abo in THE FIFTH HEAD OF CERBERUS, and how to navigate your way through dozens of other lupine mazes-all before concluding with an extended examination of Wolfe's dazzling, if often opaque, BOOK OF THE SHORT SUN.

Financial Development and Growth in the Short and Long Run

... credence to the proposition that USNeeds variable represents 'structural'
characteristics, while USGrowth represents a temporal characteristic. 4. Results.
4.1. Financial Development and (Short-Run) Growth We begin by examining 14


Publisher: World Bank Publications




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Short and Long run Integration

Even if capital controls are as effective in insulating domestic financial markets
over the long run as they are in the short run, it may be that long- and short-run co
-movements nonetheless differ because central banks introduce restrictions ...

Author: Graciela Laura Kaminsky

Publisher: World Bank Publications


Category: Capital market

Page: 26

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Do controls on capital flows persistently isolate domestic markets from international markets? Or is the insulation they provide just ephemeral?

The Long and the Short of It

From the point of view of evolution, there is not a lot to be said for long life.
Natural selection favors inherited characteristics that assist reproduction, so a
gene for short life and early reproduction will spread like wildfire as its carrier's
offspring ...

Author: Jonathan Silvertown

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226072104

Category: Science

Page: 192

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Everything that lives will die. That’s the fundamental fact of life. But not everyone dies at the same age: people vary wildly in their patterns of aging and their life spans—and that variation is nothing compared to what’s found in other animal and plant species. A giant fungus found in Michigan has been alive since the Ice Age, while a dragonfly lives but four months, a mayfly half an hour. What accounts for these variations—and what can we learn from them that might help us understand, or better manage, our own aging? With The Long and the Short of It, biologist and writer Jonathan Silvertown offers readers a witty and fascinating tour through the scientific study of longevity and aging. Dividing his daunting subject by theme—death, life span, aging, heredity, evolution, and more—Silvertown draws on the latest scientific developments to paint a picture of what we know about how life span, senescence, and death vary within and across species. At every turn, he addresses fascinating questions that have far-reaching implications: What causes aging, and what determines the length of an individual life? What changes have caused the average human life span to increase so dramatically—fifteen minutes per hour—in the past two centuries? If evolution favors those who leave the most descendants, why haven’t we evolved to be immortal? The answers to these puzzles and more emerge from close examination of the whole natural history of life span and aging, from fruit flies, nematodes, redwoods, and much more. The Long and the Short of It pairs a perpetually fascinating topic with a wholly engaging writer, and the result is a supremely accessible book that will reward curious readers of all ages.

The Long and Short of It

Uses different animals to introduce the concept of size, comparing, for example, the length of a ring-tailed lemur's tail with that of a Boston terrier.

Author: Cheryl Nathan

Publisher: Troll Communications Llc

ISBN: 0816745455

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Uses different animals to introduce the concept of size, comparing, for example, the length of a ring-tailed lemur's tail with that of a Boston terrier.

Short and long term effects of accidental oil pollution in waters of the Nordic countries

7.1 Background There is more literature about short-term effects of accidental oil
spills than of long-term effects. One reason is that the interest in a major oil spill is
greatest in the first few weeks and months after the spill. Thereafter the interest ...


Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

ISBN: 9789289316705


Page: 67

View: 561


The Long and Short of It

George Eliot cited, and Tolstoy translated, masters of the short form. Some of
Dostoevsky's characters live as if they believe that a life can be redeemed if it
results in a single brilliant aphorism. Many of the best-known short literary works
belong ...

Author: Gary Morson

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804781893

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

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Brevity may be the soul of wit, but it is also much more. In this exploration of the shortest literary works—wise sayings, proverbs, witticisms, sardonic observations about human nature, pithy evocations of mystery, terse statements regarding ultimate questions—Gary Saul Morson argues passionately for the importance of these short genres not only to scholars but also to general readers. We are fascinated by how brief works evoke a powerful sense of life in a few words, which is why we browse quotation anthologies and love to repeat our favorites. Arguing that all short genres are short in their own way, Morson explores the unique form of brevity that each of them develops. Apothegms (Heraclitus, Lao Tzu, Wittgenstein) describe the universe as ultimately unknowable, offering not answers but ever deeper questions. Dicta (Spinoza, Marx, Freud) create the sense that unsolvable enigmas have at last been resolved. Sayings from sages and sacred texts assure us that goodness is rewarded, while sardonic maxims (Ecclesiastes, Nietzsche, George Eliot) uncover the self-deceptions behind such comforting illusions. Just as witticisms display the power of mind, "witlessisms" (William Spooner, Dan Quayle, the persona assumed by Mark Twain) astonish with their spectacular stupidity. Nothing seems further from these short works than novels and epics, but the shortest genres often set the tone for longer ones, which, in turn, contain brilliant examples of short forms. Morson shows that short genres contribute important insights into the history of literature and philosophical thought. Once we grasp the role of aphorisms in Herodotus, Samuel Johnson, Dostoevsky, and even Tolstoy, we see their masterpieces in an entirely new light.

Short and Long Term Effects of Breast Feeding on Child Health

Of great concern and least amenable to short-term intervention are persistent
substances in the environment with long half-lives in the body due to their
lipophilic properties and minimal degradation. Polyhalogenated aromatic
hydrocarbons ...

Author: Berthold Koletzko

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306464058

Category: Medical

Page: 448

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Proceedings of the 9th International Conference of the International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation (ISRHML), October 2-6, 1999, Bavaria, Germany. The quality of infant feeding is of major importance for child health development and well being, and breast feeding is the natural form of supplying food to the infant and is considered to be ideally adapted to the needs of both mother and child. This contributed volume therefore, brings together the research on the physiological foundations and on the biological effects of breast feeding, both short and long term. This book contains the work of scientists from over thirty countries, many of whom are leading researchers in their fields, and details papers presented by the invited speakers of the conference and short summaries of presentations of original research results.

The Long and the Short and the Tall

... the patter . MITCHEM Few weeks after that he's on his back with his feet in the
air and a hole as big as your fist in his belly . And he's nothing MACLEISH (
uneasily ) I reckon that it's you who 56 THE LONG AND THE SHORT AND THE

Author: Willis Hall

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 0435233025

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 105

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The "Heinemann Plays" series offers contemporary drama and classic plays in durable classroom editions. Many have large casts and an equal mix of boy and girl parts. Set in the Malayan jungle in 1942, this play explores what happens when soldiers have to confront the reality of war.

Early Nutrition Impact on Short and Long Term Health

... but potentially affect long-term health issues such as obesity and hypertension,
which often have antecedents early in life. This volume presents the proceedings
of the 68th Nestlé Nutrition Workshop held in October 2010 in Washington, DC.

Author: H. van Goudoever

Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers

ISBN: 9783805597463

Category: Medical

Page: 276

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In this book, a selected group of international experts review nutritional practices and feeding behaviors in infancy and early childhood. They present the latest knowledge on feeding practices during the period considered and their effect on growth, development, and immediate and long-term health. One of the main topics discussed involves feeding practices in the newborn critical care unit, concentrating on the use of human donor milk and probiotics in the diet of premature and ill newborns. Another point of focus is the causes and the effect of an insufficient intake of selected micronutrients, such as iron and zinc, which is highly prevalent particularly in the developing world. Besides, this publication contains information on the influence of early feeding habits on the later development of a number of health-related issues such as food allergies, later food preferences and eating habits, obesity, bone development, the risk of developing celiac disease in genetically predisposed children.This volume provides essential reading for pediatricians, clinical investigators and health workers interested in the effects of early nutrition on health.

The Long and the Short of It International edition

This is the only book about finance and investment anyone needs, and the one book they must have.

Author: John Kay

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 9781782832690

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 166

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The follies of finance have threatened the stability of the global economy, and the world of finance has become increasingly complex and sophisticated, but also greedy, cynical and self-interested. The Long and the Short of It provides a guide to the complexities of modern finance and explains how to put your finances in the only hands you can confidently trust - your own. In this new, wholly updated edition of The Long and the Short of It, you will learn everything you need to be your own investment manager. You will recognise your investment options, the institutions that try to sell them, and how to distinguish between fact and fiction in what companies say. You will discover the principles of sound investment and the research that supports these principles. Crucially, you will learn a practical investment strategy and how to implement it. Leading economist and hugely successful investor John Kay uses his academic credentials and practical experience to lay out the key principles of investment with characteristic clarity and dry humour. This is the only book about finance and investment anyone needs, and the one book they must have.

Short term and long term effects of United Nations peace operations

But achieving it, whether by domestic or international means, does make the long
-run difference. If we control for UN intervention only after the UN has left (
Regression 7), there is no effect (though results are close to statistical
significance with ...


Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780070413153



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FIFA World CupTM 2010 in South Africa Short and Long term Impacts on Tourism

After an introduction to the FIFA and the FIFA World Cup 2010 in chapter four, I
will conduct a detailed presentment (chapter five) of the predicted short- and long
-term impacts of this mega-event on the country's tourism industry. Herewith I will

Author: Katrin Andrews

Publisher: Diplomarbeiten Agentur

ISBN: 9783863410230

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 54

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After the era of apartheid, festivals, conferences and events such as the hosting of the FIFA World Cup 2010TM provide exciting opportunities to market South Africa as preferred tourist destination. The exposure to international media and their audiences will have significant impact on the country's tourism industry and will generate benefits for the local economy. These benefits include an increase in economic growth and job creation, social and infrastructural transformation as well as the alleviation of poverty. In order to induce sustainable contributions to the country's economy from staging this mega event, South Africa needs to show a high level of professionalism and responsibility in their elaboration and execution of the various planned initiatives and programmes. The country will face challenges and setbacks, but it knows about the necessity to prepare this event diligently and to not only support the country’s but also Africa’s overall image and economic objectives. In the following paper the author presents the current position and future outlook for South Africa’s tourism industry. She will clarify the terms sport tourism and its general impacts on the tourism industry as well as introduce the reader to the FIFA World CupTM history and characteristics. The author will conduct a detailed presentment of the predicted short- and long-term impacts of this hallmark event on South Africa's tourism industry, economy and society. Challenges and opportunities will be identified and the reader will be provided with a summary of the preparation phase in terms of tourism, economy, culture and society prior to the FIFA World Cup 2010TM.

Interactions Between Short Term and Long Term Memory in the Verbal Domain

long-term. memory. and. affect. short-term. memory. limits. Nelson. Cowan. and.
Zhijian. Chen. Overview We address the question of whether information in short-
term memory can be conceived of as the activated portion of long-term memory.

Author: Annabel Thorn

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781135419950

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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The relationship between short-term and long-term memory systems is an issue of central concern to memory theorists. The association between temporary memory mechanisms and established knowledge bases is now regarded as critical to the development of theoretical and computational accounts of verbal short-term memory functioning. However, to date there is no single publication that provides dedicated and full coverage of current understanding of the association between short-term and long-term memory systems. Interactions between Short-Term and Long-Term Memory in the Verbal Domain is the first volume to comprehensively address this key issue. The book, focusing specifically on memory for verbal information, comprises chapters covering current theoretical approaches, together with the very latest experimental work, from leading researchers in the field. Chapters contributed to the book draw on both cognitive and neuropsychological research and reflect both conceptual and computational approaches to theorising. The contributing authors represent current research perspectives from both sides of the Atlantic. By addressing this important topic head-on, Interactions between Short-Term and Long-Term Memory in the Verbal Domain represents an invaluable resource for academics and students alike.

Writing Lesson Level 6 Long and Short Sentences

Short. of. It(cont.) The Long and Short of It Notebook Entry The Long. Lesson 3
Sentence Fluency 5. Then, choose another example from a story that includes
varied sentence length and write it on the board or a sheet of chart paper.
Consider ...

Author: Richard Gentry, Ph.D.

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781480778238


Page: 5

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Incorporate writing instruction in your classroom as an essential element of literacy development while implementing best practices. Simplify the planning of writing instruction and become familiar with the Common Core State Standards of Writing.

Hedge Fund Trading Strategies Detailed Explanation of the Short Long Derivatives Hedge investing newsletter of general, impersonal and indirect opinion Short/Long
Derivatives Hedge, an Advanced Strategy (v) Option Valuation is a function of the
price movements of an option's underlying security plus its option premium.

Author: Hedge Strateiges An Investing Newsletter

Publisher: HedgeFund Trading Strategies

ISBN: 9781453763490


Page: 38

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38 pages, includes: color charts, color diagrams. A continuing discussion of the Long/Short strategy used by hedge funds to curb market losses, the Short/Long strategy adds derivatives and leverage to the mix; also includes an explanation of two risk-free arbitrage strategies. Reading the Long/Short Margin Ratio Hedge strategy first will help with comprehension of the Short/Long strategy's advanced discussion.