This supplement to the Manual of Instructions for the Survey of the Public Lands of the United States has been in print since 1883. The purpose of the supplement is to provide an introduction to the rectangular system of public land surveying and resurveying and a compendium of basic laws relating to the system. The information is of interest to county and local surveyors in retracing the lines of the public land surveys. Attorneys, title insurance company personnel and others who have professional interests in former or present public lands find this explanation of survey procedures valuable. The pamphlet deals mainly with general practices and rules for the restoration of lost corners and the subdivision of sections. These procedures are used by the Bureau of Land Management in its surveys and resurveys of public lands. There has been little change in these procedures since their first publication in 1883. The presentation has been designed to answer many of the common questions arising in practical work.
The definitive compendium for the Insurance Digital Revolution From slow beginnings in 2014, InsurTech has captured US$7billion in investment since 2010 -- a 10% annual compound growth rate is predicted until at least 2020. Three in four insurance companies believe some part of their business is at risk of disruption and understanding the trends, drivers and emerging technologies behind Insurance's Digital Revolution is a business-critical priority for all growth-minded firms. The InsurTech Book offers essential updates, critical thinking and actionable insight -- globally -- from start-ups, incumbents, investors, tech companies, advisors and other partners in this evolving ecosystem, in one volume. For some, Insurance is either facing an existential threat; for others, it is a sector on the brink of transforming itself. Either way, business models, value chains, customer understanding and engagement, organisational structures and even what Insurance is for, is never going to be the same. Be informed, be part of it. * Learn from diverse experiences, mindsets and applications of technologies * Discover new ways of defining and grasping growth opportunities * Get the inside track from innovators, disruptors and incumbents * Be updated on the evolution of InsurTech, why it is happening and how it will evolve * Explore visions of the future of Insurance to help shape yours The InsurTech Book is your indispensable guide to a sector in transformation.
Praise for Swiss Annuities & Life Insurance 'Bravo! This is the definitive book for American and Canadian taxpayers and their tax planners. It comprises a complete treatment of the unparalleled Swiss financial-related insurance products, which represent the best that offshore has to offer in asset protection, estate planning, and investment vehicles today.' -Hoyt Barber, Vancouver, Canada, author of Secrets of Swiss Banking and Tax Havens Today 'This is an important work that I recommend enthusiastically to anyone working with and counseling others with respect to Swiss annuities and life insurance. The book includes a detailed analysis of these highly versatile investments and a thorough discussion of the laws applicable in the relevant jurisdictions involved. The result is a book that is both well researched and eminently useful to anyone seeking to use these vehicles to best advantage. I know that this book will form an invaluable part of my library and that I will refer to it regularly in my work.' -Stanley A. Barg, Philadelphia, United States, Partner, Duane Morris LLP 'An unparalleled holistic overview of Switzerland with its life insurance and annuities environment. Profound and written with due attention to detail-yet easy to follow-it allows the reader to gain quick and specific knowledge. While it contains practical guidance to any professional in the financial planning and insurance arena, I find it equally useful for private investors who may be attracted by diversity abroad. Truly a commendable eye opener with great information value.' -Heinz Eggenberger, Zurich, Switzerland, ARM, General Manager, AIG Europe (Switzerland) and President, IIS Insurance Institute of Switzerland 'The publication of Swiss Annuities and Life Insurance is a remarkable achievement: a readable, concise, and balanced account of the political, economic, and social history of Switzerland since World War I and of the development of the Swiss insurance industry and the growing sophistication of its products as investment vehicles. Unlike most books on these subjects, Swiss Annuities and Life Insurance is well written, comprehensive, and a unique source for professional advisors as well as for investors. I wish there had been a book like it when I spent hours and hours researching the purchase of my annuities.' -Dr. Edgar Gunther, New York, United States, former executive vice president of an international investment management company and former research director of Fortune magazine 'This compendium represents the first in-depth and comprehensive analysis of the unique advantages offered by Swiss annuities and insurance for those seeking wealth preservation and tax minimization. Written by some of the leading authorities in the field, this book should be on every professional's bookshelf and is also an excellent resource for those considering the purchase of these products.' -Gideon Rothschild, New York, United States, Partner and cohead, Private Client Services, Moses & Singer LLP
You're safest on the water when you and your boat are 'seaworthy'BoatU.S. provides marine insurance coverage to 250,000 American powerboaters and sailors, which makes its collection of claims reports one of the world's largest archives of boating accidents. For more than 20 years, as writer and editor of BoatU.S.'s quarterly publication 'Seaworthy,' Bob Adriance has sifted and analyzed this rich trove to discover and highlight the profound lessons it contains. Here is the ultimate boater's guide to preventing, responding to, and surviving accidents under power or sail, including hurricane damage, lightning strikes, collisions, fires, groundings, sinkings, crew overboard, dismastings, and more. Experience may be the best teacher, but the lessons are a lot less painful when the experience is someone else's. Here is a unique opportunity to use other skippers' misfortunes to make your own boat and seamanship safer. 'A boaters' guide as important and practical as any I've read. And if you can ignore the occasional frisson of guilty pleasure, one that's as engrossing to read as 'The Perfect Storm.''-Tony Gibbs, yachting writer, editor, and novelist 'Hair-raising disasters, hard facts, and helpful advice; 'Seaworthy' is a compendium of no-nonsense information on avoiding problems that only a marine insurer could provide. Invaluable for the boater, builder, designer, and surveyor.'-Dave Gerr, director, Westlawn Institute of Tecnology; author of 'The Nature of Boats' and 'The Elements of Boat Strength'Robert A. Adriance has edited 'Seaworthy' magazine and written and compiled BoatU.S.'s accident reports for more than 20 years. He is also editor of BoatU.S.'s TechnicalInformation Exchange for Marine Professionals, the co-editor of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary's 'Beacon' magazine, and assistant vice president, technical services, for BoatU.S.'s Marine Insurance Division.
This is Carol Bowen's sequel to her 'Basic Basics Combination and Microwave Handbook,' and it follows the same formula as an A to Z compendium. The reader looks up the fruit, the vegetable, the fish, the meat, the sauces, cakes or herbs, and there are quick guidelines on freezing each type of food. The author also explains how a freezer works, gives advice on choosing and siting a freezer, insurance, cleaning, maintenance, what to do in emergencies, packaging and accessories, freezing techniques and defrosting, refreezing and thawing as well as storage times.
This book concerns itself with the quantification of risk, the modeling of identified risks and how to make decisions from those models. Quantitative risk analysis (QRA) using Monte Carlo simulation offers a powerful and precise method for dealing with the uncertainty and variability of a problem. By providing the building blocks the author guides the reader through the necessary steps to produce an accurate risk analysis model and offers general and specific techniques to cope with most modeling problems. A wide range of solved problems is used to illustrate these techniques and how they can be used together to solve otherwise complex problems. Risk Analysis: A Quantitative Guide is a comprehensive guide for eh risk analyst and decision maker. based on the author's extensive experience in solving real-world risk problems, this book is an invaluable aid to the risk analysis practitioner. by providing the building blocks of risk-based thinking the author guides the reader through the steps necessary to produce a realistic risk-based thinking the author guides the reader through the steps necessary to produce a realistic risk analysis and offers general and specific techniques to cope with most common and challenging risk modelling problems. A wide range of solved examples is used to illustrate these technique and how they can be put together to make the best possible risk-based decisions.The third edition of this highly regarded text has been thoroughly updated and expanded considerably with five new chapters for the risk manager, including how to plan and assess the quality of risk analysis, as well as new chapters for this risk analysis, as well as new chapters for the risk analysis modeller on summation of random variables, causality, optimization, insurance and finance modelling, forecasting, model validation and common errors, capital investment and microbial risk assessment. This new edition provides a greater focus on business and includes applications in a wide range of different settings.Key Features: Breaks down techniques into types of modelling issues (like distribution fitting, correlation and time series forecasting) and then applies them with easy-to-follow examples. Explains powerful and proven Monte Carlo simulation and numerical techniques for dealing with uncertainty. Includes recent innovations in modelling like fast Fourier transforms and copulas. Over 150 examples models and over 400 illustrations. Written in an informal manner with a practical rather than academic focus. Discusses the planning, uses and abuses of risk analysis. Includes a compendium of almost eighty distribution types and their uses.
From Santa Claus to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, from Uncle Sam to Uncle Tom, here is a compelling, eye-opening, and endlessly entertaining compendium of fictional trendsetters and world-shakers who have helped shape our culture and our lives. The 101 Most Influential People Who Never Lived offers fascinating histories of our most beloved, hated, feared, and revered invented icons and the indelible marks they made on civilization, including: # 28: Rosie the Riveter, the buff, blue-collar factory worker who helped jump-start the Women's Liberation movement # 7: Siegfried, the legendary warrior-hero of Teutonic nationalism responsible for propelling Germany into two world wars # 80: Icarus, the headstrong high-flyer who inspired the Wright brothers and humankind's dreams of defying gravity . . . while demonstrating the pressing need for flight insurance # 58: Saint Valentine, the hapless, de-canonized loser who lost his heart and head at about the same time # 43: Barbie, the bodacious plastic babe who became a role model for millions of little girls, setting an impossible standard for beauty and style