Spanish for the Construction Trade

Author: William C. Harvey
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764199103
Format: PDF, Mobi
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(back cover) Contractors and subcontractors . . . carpenters . . . plumbers . . . electricians . . . painters . . . and everyone else who works in today's construction industry " If you need to communicate with fellow workers in Spanish, here's the help you've been looking for! " If you work in any of the building trades, and if you need to speak with and understand Spanish-speaking workers, this book is for you! You won't find tedious grammar rules to memorize. Instead, you're given useful sets of terminology, ready-to-use phrases, and the pronunciation of every word. The focus is on everyday words and phrases that apply to the building trades and to the related skills and professions.

Jobsite Phrasebook

Author: Kent Shepard
Publisher: Home Builder Press
ISBN: 9780867185386
Format: PDF, Docs
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Improve communication on your jobsite with this great new phrasebook. It's filled with Spanish translations and pronunciations for common jobsite phrases in the most heavily populated Hispanic construction fields: insulation, concrete, framing, drywall, and roofing.

Spanish for Human Resources Managers

Author: William C. Harvey
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780812098877
Format: PDF, Docs
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Some fundamentals of spoken Spanish and appropriate Spanish phrases to cover the specialized vocabulary used in personnel offices.

The British Book Trade and Spanish American Independence

Author: Eugenia Roldán Vera
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351893653
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The British Book Trade and Spanish American Independence is a pioneering study of the export of books from Britain to early-independent Spanish America, which considers all phases of production, distribution, reading, and re-writing of British books in the region, and explores the role that these works played in the formation of national identities in the new countries. Analysing in particular the publishing house of Rudolph Ackermann, which dominated the export of British books in Spanish to the former colonies in the 1820s, it discusses the ways in which the printed form of these publications affected the knowledge conveyed by them. After a survey of the peculiar characteristics of print culture in early-independent Spanish America and the trends in the import of European books in the region, the author examines the operation of Ackermann's publishing enterprise. She shows how the collaborative nature of this enterprise, involving a number of Spanish American diplomats as sponsors and Spanish exiles as writers and translators, shaped the characteristics of its publications, and how the notion of 'useful knowledge' conveyed by them was deployed in the service of both commercial and educational concerns. The hitherto unexplored mechanisms of book import, distribution, wholesale and retailing in Spanish America in the 1820s are also analysed as is the way in which the significance of the knowledge transmitted by those books shifted in the course of their production and distribution. The author examines how the question-and-answer form of Ackermann's textbooks constrained both publishers and writers and oriented their readers' relation with the texts. She then looks at the various ways in which foreign knowledge was appropriated in the construction of individual, social, national, and continental identities; this is done through the study of a number of individual reading experiences and through the analysis of the editions and adaptations of Ackermann's textbooks during the nineteenth century.

English Spanish Construction Glossary

Author: Jos Luis Leyva
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781979132497
Format: PDF, ePub
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The purpose of this book is not only to serve as an English-Spanish reference book to look up a term when needed, but also as a guide to learn the most frecquently used construction terms. Learn just a few terms every day, and soon you will be acquainted with the mosto common construction terminology in English ans Spanish.

Exotic Nation

Author: Barbara Fuchs
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812207351
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In the Western imagination, Spain often evokes the colorful culture of al-Andalus, the Iberian region once ruled by Muslims. Tourist brochures inviting visitors to sunny and romantic Andalusia, home of the ingenious gardens and intricate arabesques of Granada's Alhambra Palace, are not the first texts to trade on Spain's relationship to its Moorish past. Despite the fall of Granada to the Catholic Monarchs in 1492 and the subsequent repression of Islam in Spain, Moorish civilization continued to influence both the reality and the perception of the Christian nation that emerged in place of al-Andalus. In Exotic Nation, Barbara Fuchs explores the paradoxes in the cultural construction of Spain in relation to its Moorish heritage through an analysis of Spanish literature, costume, language, architecture, and chivalric practices. Between 1492 and the expulsion of the Moriscos (Muslims forcibly converted to Christianity) in 1609, Spain attempted to come to terms with its own Moorishness by simultaneously repressing Muslim subjects and appropriating their rich cultural heritage. Fuchs examines the explicit romanticization of the Moors in Spanish literature—often referred to as "literary maurophilia"—and the complex, often silent presence of Moorish forms in Spanish material culture. The extensive hybridization of Iberian culture suggests that the sympathetic depiction of Moors in the literature of the period does not trade in exoticism but instead reminded Spaniards of the place of Moors and their descendants within Spain. Meanwhile, observers from outside Spain recognized its cultural debt to al-Andalus, often deliberately casting Spain as the exotic racial other of Europe.

Monsters by Trade

Author: Lisa Surwillo
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 080479183X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Transatlantic studies have begun to explore the lasting influence of Spain on its former colonies and the surviving ties between the American nations and Spain. In Monsters by Trade, Lisa Surwillo takes a different approach, explaining how modern Spain was literally made by its Cuban colony. Long after the transatlantic slave trade had been abolished, Spain continued to smuggle thousands of Africans annually to Cuba to work the sugar plantations. Nearly a third of the royal income came from Cuban sugar, and these profits underwrote Spain's modernization even as they damaged its international standing. Surwillo analyzes a sampling of nineteenth-century Spanish literary works that reflected metropolitan fears of the hold that slave traders (and the slave economy more generally) had over the political, cultural, and financial networks of power. She also examines how the nineteenth-century empire and the role of the slave trader are commemorated in contemporary tourism and literature in various regions in Northern Spain. This is the first book to demonstrate the centrality of not just Cuba, but the illicit transatlantic slave trade to the cultural life of modern Spain.

Building Construction Illustrated

Author: Francis D. K. Ching
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111874005X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The classic visual guide to the basics of building construction, now with a 3D digital building model for interactive learning For over three decades, Building Construction Illustrated has offered an outstanding introduction to the principles of building construction. This new edition of the revered classic remains as relevant as ever, providing the latest information in Francis D.K. Ching's signature style. Its rich and comprehensive approach clearly presents all of the basic concepts underlying building construction. New to this edition are digital enhancements delivered as an online companion to the print edition and also embedded in e-book editions. Features include a 3D model showing how building components come together in a final project. llustrated throughout with clear and accurate drawings that present the state of the art in construction processes and materials Updated and revised to include the latest knowledge on sustainability, incorporation of building systems, and use of new materials Contains archetypal drawings that offer clear inspiration for designers and drafters Reflects the 2012 International Building Codes and 2012 LEED system This new edition of Building Construction Illustrated remains as relevant as ever, with the most current knowledge presented in a rich and comprehensive manner that does not disappoint.

The Spanish Welfare State in European Context

Author: Dr Margarita León
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409494810
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Following the death of Franco, Spain underwent a transition to democracy in the mid-1970s. Although a rapid process of modernization occurred, the Spanish welfare state was seen, until fairly recently, as relatively underdeveloped. However, given the progressive Europeanization and expansion of Spanish social policy, questions arise as to whether the Spanish welfare system should still be considered as peripheral to West European welfare states. This volume is divided into three sections. The first section deals with broad trends in the evolution of the Spanish welfare state. To begin with, the consolidation path of social protection policies is explored. Attention is also paid to the process of Europeanization. Furthermore, the analysis explores advances in gender equality policies. In the second section, attention is turned to governance issues, such as collective bargaining, the interplay among levels of government, the welfare mix and public support for social policies. The third and final part of the book addresses five main challenges facing the Spanish welfare state in the 21st century, namely, the need to enhance flexicurity; to achieve a better work-family balance; to coordinate immigration policies with existing social protection; to tackle the persistence of high rates of relative poverty; and to face intense population ageing, both in terms of increasing needs for care and the reform of the pension system.

Demolicion

Author: Sally Sutton
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763673366
Format: PDF, ePub
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Features an audio read-along! Sally Sutton’s tribute to the big machines that tear things down is now available as a Spanish-language book. From the huge crane with a swinging ball to the toothy jaws that ram the walls, this rambunctious demolition, reverberating with sound words, is guaranteed to have small kids rapt. Bright spreads showcase the gargantuan machines in all their glory.