In this startling candid and poignant memoir, the legendary Emmy Award-winning star of The Young and the Restless, America's number-one soap opera, chronicles his amazing life, from his birth in World War II Germany to his arrival in America to his rise to humanitarian and daytime superstar for the past 35 years. For nearly four decades, fans have welcomed the star of television's number-one daytime show, The Young and the Restless, into their living rooms. While they've come to know and love the suave Victor Newman, few truly know the man behind the character, the supremely talented Eric Braeden. I'll Be Damned is his story - a startling and uplifting true tale of war, deprivation, determination, fame, and social commitment that spans from Nazi Germany to modern Hollywood. Braeden's journey from a hospital basement in Kiel to the soundstages of Los Angeles has taught him more about joy, heartbreak, fear, dignity, loss, love, loneliness, exhilaration, courage, persecution, and profound responsibility to the global community than he could have hoped to learn in several lifetimes. Growing up in the years after Germany's defeat, Braeden knew very little about the atrocities of his parents' generation until he arrived in America as a teenager - a discovery that horrified and transformed him. Trying to redress the wrongs of his homeland, he has dedicated his life to humanitarian work - even forming the German American Culture Society - working for decades to show the world that what we share as humans is far more important than what separates us from one another. Told with openness, candor, humor, heart, and occasional raw vulnerability, I'll Be Damned reveals a man committed to making the world a better, more loving place. I'll Be Damned will be a treasured keepsake for Y&R fans and is an inspiring testament to the goodness within us all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric Braeden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005762/bk_harp_005762_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Past Landscapes presents theoretical and practical attempts of scholars and scientists, who were and are active within the Kiel Graduate School "Human Development in Landscapes" (GSHDL), in order to disentangle a wide scope of research efforts on past landscapes. Landscapes are understood as products of human-environmental interaction. At the same time, they are arenas, in which societal and cultural activities as well as receptions of environments and human developments take place. Thus, environmental processes are interwoven into human constraints and advances.This book presents theories, concepts, approaches and case studies dealing with human development in landscapes. On the one hand, it becomes evident that only an interdisciplinary approach can cover the manifold aspects of the topic. On the other hand, this also implies that the very different approaches cannot be reduced to a simplistic uniform definition of landscape. This shortcoming proves nevertheless to be an important strength. The umbrella term 'landscape' proves to be highly stimulating for a large variety of different approaches.The first part of our book deals with a number of theories and concepts, the second part is concerned with approaches to landscapes, whereas the third part introduces case studies for human development in landscapes. As intended by the GSHDL, the reader might follow our approach to delve into the multi-faceted theories, concepts and practices on past landscapes: from events, processes and structures in environmental and produced spaces to theories, concepts and practices concerning past societies.ContentsPrefacePast Landscapes: The Dynamics of Interaction between Society, Environment, and CultureAnnette Haug, Lutz Käppel, and Johannes MüllerIntroductionFrom Theories, Concepts and Practices on Human Development in LandscapesAnnette Haug and Johannes MüllerLandscape and the GSHDL 2007-2017: Ten Years of ResearchJohannes MüllerI: Past Landscapes - Theories and ConceptsThe Disentanglement of Landscapes: Remarks on Concepts of Socio-Environmental Research and Landscape ArchaeologyJohannes MüllerOn Melting Grounds: Theories of the LandscapeAntonia DavidovicRitual and Landscape: Theoretical ConsiderationsV.P.J. Arponen and Artur RibeiroII: Past Landscapes - Concepts and PracticesPutting Things into Practice: Pragmatic Theory and the Exploration of Monumental LandscapesMartin Furholt, Martin Hinz and Doris MischkaWho Is In Charge Here? - Material Culture, Landscapes and SymmetryChristian Horn and Gustav WollentzUrban Landscapes and Urban Networks - Some Thoughts on the Process of Writing within the Mediaeval Urbanization of Central EuropeGerhard Fouquet and Gabriel ZeilingerVisual Concepts of Human Surroundings: The Case of the Early Greek Polis (10th-7th century BC)Annette HaugThe Cultural Significance of PlantsWiebke KirleisIII: Past Landscapes - Concepts, Space and HistoryMid-Holocene Environment and Human Interaction in Northern Central EuropeMara WeineltFrom Hunting to Herding? Aspects of the Social and Animal Landscape during the Southern Scandinavian NeolithicMartin HinzBorders: Developments of Society and Landscape during the Bronze Age and the Iron Age - Face Urns as a Case StudyJutta KneiselThe Iron Age in Southwestern GermanyOliver NakoinzThe 'Iranian' Period in the Near East: A Landscape Studies ApproachJosef WiesehöferThe Bronze Age in the East - The Hittites and Their EnvironmentWalter DörflerNature and Perception of a Greek Landscape: StymphalosIngmar UnkelScenes and Actors of Historical Crises between Generalizing Synthesis Formation and Postmodern FragmentationUlrich Müller and Donat Wehner
The Baltic Sea ecosystem undergoes a high environmental variability due to the occasional ventilation of deep water by highly saline Kattegat water, which enters the Baltic through the narrow and shallow Danish Straits. During the past two decades, the frequency of major inflows decreased and led to extended periods of stagnation with reduced deep-water oxygenation. At the same time, a growing economy caused a significant anthropogenic pollution in the area. The anthropogenic influx of different pollutants caused eutrophication, oxygen depletion and left elevated levels of trace metals in the sediments. These environmental changes are seen today at all trophic levels of living organisms and affected even one of the smallest inhabitants of the Baltic Sea: benthic foraminifera. In this thesis, foraminifera are evaluated as proxies of recent environmental change of both natural and anthropogenic origin in two shallow fjords of the Kiel Bight (SW Baltic Sea).
In this startling candid and poignant memoir, the legendary Emmy Award-winning star of The Young and The Restless, America's #1 soap opera, chronicles his amazing life, from his birth in World War II Germany to his arrival in America to his rise to humanitarian and daytime superstar for the past thirty-five years.For nearly four decades, fans have welcomed the star of television's number-one daytime show, The Young and the Restless, into their living rooms. While they've come to know and love the suave Victor Newman, few truly know the man behind the character, the supremely talented Eric Braeden. I'll Be Damned is his story-a startling and uplifting true tale of war, deprivation, determination, fame, and social commitment that spans from Nazi Germany to modern Hollywood.Braeden's journey from a hospital basement in Kiel to the soundstages of Los Angeles has taught him more about joy, heartbreak, fear, dignity, loss, love, loneliness, exhilaration, courage, persecution, and profound responsibility to the global community than he could have hoped to learn in several lifetimes. Growing up in the years after Germany's defeat, Braeden knew very little about the atrocities of his parents' generation, until he arrived in America as a teenager-a discovery that horrified and transformed him. Trying to redress the wrongs of his homeland, he has dedicated his life to humanitarian work-even forming the German American Culture Society-working for decades to show the world that what we share as humans is far more important than what separates us from one another.Told with openness, candor, humor, heart, and occasional raw vulnerability, I'll Be Damned reveals a man committed to making the world a better, more loving place. Filled with sixteen pages of photos from his decorated life and career, I'll Be Damned will be a treasured keepsake for Y&,R fans, and is an inspiring testament to the goodness within us all.
Zum WerkPublished continuously since 1981 the German Textbook "Grundzüge der landwirtschaftlichen Marktlehre" (Principles of agricutural market analysis and policy) has become the standard textbook for students in agriculture and in particular in agricultural economics in Germany and other German speaking countries. This book entitled ‘Foundations of Agricultural Market Analysis and Agricultural Policy' is based on the fifth edition of the German textbook in 2016, though it includes various updates and extensions.Part One of this book, "Foundations of Agricultural Market Analysis," provides the basis for analyzing the specifics of the agricultural sector. These specifics limit the application of plain neoclassical economics, but including institutional and behavioral economics help to bridge the gap between theory and the real world.Part Two, "Agricultural Policy," reviews the role of agriculture in the achievement of specific agricultural policy objectives. Comparing free agricultural market developments and policy objectives confirms market failure. The existence of actual or perceived market failure explains the numerous policy instruments applied in the past and present in the agricultural policies of individual countries, as well as in the Common Agricultural Policy of the EU. The economic analysis presented in this book uses a general framework for policy evaluation that can be applied to any country. The second to last chapters focus on the EU, however, the EU experience can be of interest to other countries as well. The last chapter, Epilog, is very EU specific as it discusses the problem of the ongoing negotiations for the next seven years. Generally, the two parts of this book focus on the EU's Common Agricultural Policy, the experiences presented can serve as case studies for any non-EU country.Zur Neuauflage (fällt Bei Na Weg)Autor Ulrich Koester researches and teaches at the Institute for Agricultural Economics at the Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, Germany. He was a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Forestry for over 20 years. Moreover, he gained experience working with the International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington D.C and working with numerous international organizations, including the World Bank, FAO, the European Commission, the European Parliament and the European Court of Auditors. His teaching experience is based on courses taught at more than ten universities in general economics and agricultural economics.ZielgruppeOnlinematerialien auf www.vahlen.de (optional für A-Titel max. 150 Zeichen):
Bachelor Thesis from the year 2012 in the subject Business economics - Marketing, Corporate Communication, CRM, Market Research, Social Media, grade: 1,3, Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, language: English, abstract: Selling and buying behavior in business to business markets has rapidly changed over the past decades as markets become more competitive, technology evolves fast and customer expectations have changed. Thus, the focus changed from the buyer or seller to being the sole individual responsible for handling business relationships. Nowadays, everybody in a company who can provide an input to the process is actively involved as the boundaries of different horizontal and vertical levels are fading which used to determine the scope of responsibility in the past. Therefore, the general terms of 'Buying Center' and 'Selling Center' have become important as they define the people being involved in a purchase. The aim of this dissertation is to provide an overview of the significant determinants of a buying and a selling center, the roles the individuals play in a purchase and the influences on buying and selling behavior on different levels. Additionally, the buying and selling process and the collaboration of the respective centers in the process are being considered. The first chapter focuses on the major changes of selling and buying in the past decades. Chapter three provides the general definitions of B2B markets, the goods being purchased and the terms of buying and selling centers. In addition, the major characteristics that determine a buying situation are being described. In the subsequent chapters, buying and selling behavior is being analyzed separately. Hence, chapter four outlines the roles in a buying center and analyzes who is likely to occupy these roles. After that, a model of the buying decision process is established to illustrate who is involved at which stage. With the purpose of surveying the preliminarily established assumptions of buying behavior, an interview with a buyer is conducted. At the end of the fourth chapter, the findings are summarized and implications for further research are provided. The fifth chapter elaborates the selling side of a purchase. Implications from the fourth chapter are included as the roles of the selling center and the seller's decision process are depicted. Subsequently, analogue to the previous chapter, theory is revised on the base of an interview with a selling agent. In the sixth chapter the two sides of a purchase and their members are considered jointly. Concluding, the key findings are outlined, implications for the management are evolved and recommendations for potential future research are made.
Kernel Equating (KE) is a powerful, modern and unified approach to test equating. It is based on a flexible family of equipercentile-like equating functions and contains the linear equating function as a special case. Any equipercentile equating method has five steps or parts. They are: 1) pre-smoothing; 2) estimation of the score-probabilities on the target population; 3) continuization; 4) computing and diagnosing the equating function; 5) computing the standard error of equating and related accuracy measures. KE brings these steps together in an organized whole rather than treating them as disparate problems. KE exploits pre-smoothing by fitting log-linear models to score data, and incorporates it into step 5) above. KE provides new tools for diagnosing a given equating function, and for comparing two or more equating functions in order to choose between them. In this book, KE is applied to the four major equating designs and to both Chain Equating and Post-Stratification Equating for the Non-Equivalent groups with Anchor Test Design. This book will be an important reference for several groups: (a) Statisticians and others interested in the theory behind equating methods and the use of model-based statistical methods for data smoothing in applied work; (b) Practitioners who need to equate tests&#8212;including those with these responsibilities in testing companies, state testing agencies and school districts; and (c) Instructors in psychometric and measurement programs. The authors assume some familiarity with linear and equipercentile test equating, and with matrix algebra. Alina von Davier is an Associate Research Scientist in the Center for Statistical Theory and Practice, at Educational Testing Service. She has been a research collaborator at the Universities of Trier, Magdeburg, and Kiel, an assistant professor at the Politechnical University of Bucharest and a research scientist at the Institute for Psychology in Bucharest. Paul Holland holds the Frederic M. Lord Chair in Measurement and Statistics at Educational Testing Service. He held faculty positions in the Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley and the Harvard Department of Statistics. He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is an elected Member of the International Statistical Institute and a past president of the Psychometric society. He was awarded the (AERA/ACT) E. F. Lindquist Award, in 2000, and was designated a National Associate of the National Academies of Science in 2002. Dorothy Thayer currently is a consultant in the Center of Statistical Theory and Practice, at Educational Testing Service. Her research interests include computational and statistical methodology, empirical Bayes techniques, missing data procedures and exploratory data analysis techniques. From the reviews: 'The book is nicely laid out, is extremely well written, and is an excellent text for a semester course or a short course&#8230;The book is highly recommended.' Short Book Reviews of the International Statistical Institute, December 2004 'This book is well-written and the presentation is clear, rigorous, and concise...A rich set of applications is used to illustrate the methods...This book is a gem! I highly recommend it to any statistician or psychometrician who has even a passing interest in test equating.' Pscyhometrika, March 2006 'This is a great book, and it is the first to focus on the kernel method of test equating.' Applied Psychological Measurement, September 2005
The Northwest African and the conjugate Northeast American con tinental margins provide excellent examples of mature passive continental margins which record in their thick sediment cover the birth and evolution of the Atlantic Ocean Basins during the past 200 million years. Due to a dense net of single- and multichannel seismic reflection lines, numerous Deep Sea Drill ing Project (DSDP) sites and petroleum exploration wells, and the well-known onshore geology, the Northwest African margin is one of the bes't-documen ted margins of the world. A particu lar advantage of this margin is that its coastal basins are well exposed and accessible for detailed stratigraphic studies and onshore-offshore correlations, whereas the Mesozoic-Ceno zoic marginal basins off eastern North America underlie only the present continental shelf and slope. During the past decade, the Northwest African margin was stu died in great detail, particularly by the Woods Hole Oceano graphic Institution, Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory, Imperial College London, Shell Internationale Petroleum Maat schappij (Den Haag), Kiel University, and the Bundesanstalt fiir Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe (BGR) at Hannover. A num ber of important synthesis papers summarized these results; e. g. , Summerhayes et al. , 1971; Dillon and Sougy, 1974; Seibold and Hinz, 1974; Uchupi et al. , 1976; Lehner and de Ruiter, 1977 (all quoted in the references of Seibold, this Vol. ).