Garment making has traditionally been as a conservative industry in terms of technical innovation. Micro-Electronics and Clothing examines this old industry in relation to a very new family of technologies--micro-electronics. Hoffman and Rush explore the likely effects of micro-electronic innovations on international trade in garments. The ask, "will the new technology permit the garment industry in the industrialized countries to meet competition from Thirld World exporters more effectively so that import penetration is stopped and reversed?" After examining this question from a variety of angles, the authors suggest that there will be a transitional period between the mid-1980s and the mid-1990s during which the technological transformation of the sector will proceed at a relatively slow pace. They also offer suggestions for Third World clothing exporters who may be technologically advanced enought to take advantage of this transitional period to improve their competitiveness and their position in the market. In addition to research in trade and business sources, this book is based on interviews with clothing manufacturers, capital goods suppliers to the clothing industry, industry consultants, industry associations, and official industry bodies. As a result, the authors have produced a case study in how innovations emerge from ideas and how the structure and organization of an industry influence the spread of new techniques.
Her instincts tell her he's dangerous...
While a cruise ship with Ann written across the bow floats unassumingly on the ocean waves, a band of pirates speeds towards them. As the pirates get closer, they can see women running towards cannons and machine guns that seemed to appear out of nowhere. The machine guns fired with pin point accuracy and the pirates could see they were out gunned and tried to run. But Ann, the cruise ship had become Ann the Raider, and she surely was "A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing."
With a reputation built on clear and concise exposition, numerous examples, and plentiful problem sets, Kaufmann and Schwitters' ELEMENTARY AND INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA: A COMBINED APPROACH consistently reinforces the following common thread: learn a skill; practice the skill to help solve equations; and then apply what you have learned to solve application problems. This traditional, straightforward approach has helped many students grasp and apply the fundamental problem-solving skills necessary for future mathematics courses. Algebraic ideas are developed in a logical sequence, and in an easy-to-read manner, without excessive vocabulary and formalism. The Sixth Edition's open and uncluttered design helps keep students focused on the concepts while minimizing distractions. Problems and examples reference a broad range of topics, as well as career areas such as electronics, mechanics, and health, showing students that mathematics is part of everyday life. The text's resource package'anchored by Enhanced WebAssign, an online homework management tool'saves instructors time while providing additional help and skill-building practice for students outside of class.
As Patrick stands on the gallows, knowing he should have left town days ago, he find his thoughts conflicted. Why didn't he leave? What was keeping him here? Is there help coming? Feeling insecure for the first time in years, Sally finds her farm under attack. Her adopted girls turn to her for security, but where can she find security for herself? Thomas, a young man who came to town for an apprenticeship, finds himself involved in plots that he wants no part of. His choices seem few, help and become someone he hates, or avoid them and ruin his future. They all must learn that the best intentions can sometimes hide the darkest passions, and sometimes chaos has an agenda all its own. A Wolf in Patchwork Clothing is a thrilling novella to ease the reader into the grim story of the Patchwork Horror series.
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