* Over 3,500 internationally recognized trade finance terms * Concise, clear definitions * Includes personal finance as well as equity markets An essential summary of terms applicable to investing in financial markets around the world. Whether a broker, investor, company accountant, fund manager, or private investor this dictionary will provide an explanation of all main stock market terms, indices, and regulations. It includes terms in the field of personal finance as well as stocks and shares.
* Over 3,500 internationally recognized insurance terms * Concise, clear definitions * Now revised and updated A comprehensive reference dealing with the specialist terms of insurance and general finance for students and practitioners. It will also prove useful in assisting private investors. It covers all classes of insurance catering for commercial and personal concerns. All legal and regulatory classifications, agencies, and associations are also included.
Discusses plate tectonics and the causes of earthquakes and volcanoes, the features and formation of other geographical areas, and possible future changes in the earth's surface. Features projects throughout.
Packed with intriguing science information, this book explores the world of matter, and the natural and man-made objects, and materials that are used everyday - from gas and liquids to metal and plastic.
Idioms are the stuff of conversation, and it can he argued that their foundation in the spoken word places them in the forefront of a language's evolution. Like a living organism, a language has to adapt to survive, or it is in danger of becoming extinct. Idioms are among the chief means by which such adaptation occurs. But what are idioms? When literal meanings are applied to individual words in a combination of words, and the intended meaning of the combination does not emerge, we are usually dealing with an idiom. Put another way, an English idiom cannot generally he translated into another language and preserve its meaning. Idioms are illogical and follow few of the rules of English gram...