'There was a wee lassie who swallowed a midgie. I don't know why she swallowed the midgie, So teeny and squidgy!' In this hilarious twist on a much-loved rhyme, the wee lassie swallows a succession of Scotland's favourite creatures to catch that peskie midgie -- including a puffin, a Scottie dog, a seal and even Nessie! After all that, she can't still be hungry. Can she? Kate McLelland's funny, engaging illustrations bring to life this uniquely Scottish version of a classic rhyme.
This valuable and engaging new book bears eloquent testimony to A.P. Thirwall's substantial contribution to economics over the last 40 years. The volume does not attempt to provide a comprehensive review of such a prolific figure, but rather demonstrates the considerable influence that his work on economic theory has had on his contemporaries, and the profession as a whole. From his early pioneering research in regional and labour economics to his more recent exploration of growth and development economics, leading experts in the field bear witness to the significant role he has played in the evolution of the discipline. In addressing some of the most pivotal aspects of his career, the contributors cover a range of topics including 'Thirlwall's Law', the application of Keynesian macroeconomic approaches, the 'General Theory' within open economies, the connection between short-run cycles and long-run growth, endogenous growth theory, the Stability and Growth Pact, as well as broader development issues and problems. In championing Thirlwall's challenging work, this volume provides a lively and comprehensive account of some of the most important areas of economics today. This book will prove an essential read for academics and policy makers alike who are interested trade, growth and development economics.
This volume provides a concise overview of the main facets of masonry wall construction, including materials, structural design, types of walls, movement, insulation, rain exclusion, site practice, defects and repair. The subject is covered in sufficient depth for a comprehensive introduction with reading lists after each chapter for those interested in further detail. Drawing on a wealth of experience, the authors present an essential and comprehensive coverage of masonry wall design and construction for students of civil and structural engineering, architecture, building, surveying, and related courses. It will also be a useful guide for practising engineers and other professionals who require a general knowledge of masonry construction.